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April 29th, 2015
On April 18, the New Haven River was home to the Vermont Paddlers Club's annual race. A group of 39 paddlers from the Northeast and Quebec challenged the river's technical drops, rock gardens and steep ledges. Reporter Evan Johnson produced this video with footage from Ben Barlow.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Crystal Soule, 33, of Bristol for driving under the influence following a traffic stop on South Main Street on April 25.
Police said they measured Soule’s blood-alcohol content at 0.95 percent after the stop; the legal limit for driving is 0.08. Soule was also driving with a criminally suspended license, according to police.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Assisted Middlebury Sew & Vac with a bad check complaint on April 20.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police this past weekend cited two men for driving under the influence of alcohol.
On Sunday, they stopped a car driven by Scott S. Murray, 50, of Colchester on South Water Street because it had defective brake lights. Police allege that after Murray failed roadside sobriety testing his blood-alcohol content tested at 0.194, almost 2.5 times the legal limit for driving of 0.08. They then cited him for DUI.
SALISBURY — A Salisbury man was ordered held without bail on Monday following his arraignment in Chittenden Superior Court, criminal division, on a felony charge of first-degree aggravated domestic assault, stemming from an alleged incident on Saturday, April 25, during which a woman was allegedly strangled and struck in the face.
ADDISON COUNTY — After distributing surveillance video last week of a couple passing a forged check at a Rutland business, Vermont State Police cited a Middlebury woman and a Rutland man for forging the checks from the First National Bank of Orwell.
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.
BRISTOL — The Addison Northeast Supervisory Union Executive Committee at a special meeting Thursday pledged to address what it characterized as a “deteriorated environment” in the district’s six schools.
“The committee recognizes the need for an immediate assessment of current conditions,” the committee said in a prepared statement.
BRISTOL — Pocock Rocks, Bristol’s annual summer music festival on Main Street, will not happen this year, but organizers said it will make a triumphant return in 2016.
The Bristol Downtown Community Partnership, the principal organizer of the event, decided not to hold Pocock this year because of a lack of resources.
“We didn’t have enough hands to pull it off,” said BDCP board member Darla Senecal, who also serves as Bristol’s recreation director.