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January 7th, 2015
VERGENNES — In their first case of 2015, Vergennes police issued a city resident five tickets, including one for refusing to take an evidentiary test for driving under the influence of alcohol, after stopping his vehicle 28 seconds after midnight on Jan. 1.
Vergennes police said they pulled over a vehicle driven by Thomas Hunt, 31, after it failed to stop at the intersection of School and South Maple streets. Police alleged that Hunt performed poorly in roadside sobriety tests before refusing further testing.
ADDISON COUNTY — The week spanning the last two days of December and the first five of January was a relatively quiet one for Vermont State Police with only a handful of serious incidents reported by troopers during that stretch.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a burglary at a South Street residence on Dec. 31. Police said someone allegedly broke into a locked safe sometime during the past seven years and stole “several thousand dollars” worth of items.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Middlebury police at 388-3191.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Responded to a noise complaint in the South Pleasant Street neighborhood on Dec. 29.
BRISTOL — Addison County State’s Attorney David Fenster and Attorney General William H. Sorrell announced today that they have completed independent separate reviews of a police-shooting incident that occurred on Sept. 4, 2014, in Bristol.
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.
MUHS STUDENT OF THE WEEK
MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin will appoint Sarah Hofmann to serve as a member of the Public Service Board, replacing retiring board member John Burke.
Hofmann is a former deputy commissioner and public advocate at the Department of Public Service, and is currently the executive director of the New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners. She will begin to hear new matters at the Public Service Board starting in March 2015.
MIDDLEBURY — Carl Roesch and Caetlin Harwood had owned the diner in downtown Middlebury for just six weeks last spring when they were introduced to one of its biggest annual traditions: the early morning breakfast for graduating seniors at Middlebury College.
“We kept peeking out the door to see when they were coming,” recalled Harwood, “and then — boom — they came in. It was like the whole school was walking up here.”
PANTON — Twenty Panton residents at a 22-minute special meeting Dec. 17 unanimously backed a selectboard proposal for a $121,012, five-year truck loan.
They also supported the board’s proposal to use a budget carry-over from the past year to make the first year’s payment for the truck of $20,192.
The selectboard had called the meeting to seek voter approval because the fully equipped, International Viking tandem plow vehicle was not in the board’s budget for the current fiscal year.