September 29th, 2016
A national treasure gone up in flames! Why? Why? Why?
The Cornwall-Salisbury Covered Bridge connected the towns for people to travel to work for many years. It also made it lot easier for a lot of farmers in the surrounding areas to work and made their fields of crops more accessible for them to tend.
The bridge was built in 1865 when Abe Lincoln was our 16th president of the U.S.; a great piece of history cannot be denied.
ARLINGTON — The Otter Valley Union High School boys’ soccer team picked up a home tie and then a pair of recent wins over Springfield, one on Tuesday in the opening round of Arlington’s annual four-team tournament. The 3-4-1 Otters will play host Arlington on Friday night in the final of that event.
MIDDLEBURY — The Ralph Myhre Golf Course’s first annual Alternate Shot Tournament last week produced a tie for first place.
The duo of Tom Maxwell and Jim Rubright and the twosome of Don Dayton and Bernie Andrews shared championship honors for the course’s inaugural event.
In regular Thursday Afternoon Bill Davidson Men’s Golf competition on Sept. 22, the trio of Pete Damone, Neil Mackey and Frank Punderson emerged victorious.
WEST HAVEN — Middlebury’s Justin Comes finished second in the 35-lap Central Vermont Motorcycles Sportsman Modified feature to provide the local highlight on Sunday in dirt-track racing at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.
Comes looked like a sure winner until lap 31, when two drivers crashed to bring out the caution flag and set up a restart. Winner Bobby Hackel of New York restarted on Comes’ rear bumper, then the pair raced side-by-side for two laps before Hackel scooted away coming to the white flag and leaving Comes to settle for second.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a reported burglary at the Middlebury Floral & Gifts business on Route 7 South on Sept. 24.
Police said they found no sign of forced entry, and they are taking inventory of stolen items. The matter remains under investigation.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police cited a Whiting man for domestic assault after he allegedly struck a woman several times in the face in the North Main Street area of Whiting on Wednesday, Sept. 21.
Wanfre Miranda, 23, was arrested that afternoon and lodged at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility on $1,000 bail.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police said they are actively investigating a series of thefts, almost all from unlocked cars, on four city streets early on Sunday morning.
In all, according to Police Chief George Merkel, 16 cars and one garage were entered on Maple Manor, Thomas Circle, South Maple Street and Booska Court. Technically, entering the garage would mean a burglary, not a theft, charge, he said.
Most of what was taken were small amounts of money, some jewelry and one GPS unit, among other items, Merkel said.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
9/27 CVU vs. MUHS................................. 4-2
9/27 S. Burlington vs. Mt. Abe.................. 2-1
9/28 Burr & Burton vs. OV........................ 3-2
9/27 OV vs. Springfield............................ 2-0