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June 20th, 2013
VERGENNES — Between June 10 and 16, Vergennes police among other incidents dealt with thefts, threats and a custody dispute, and also made an arrest on an outstanding warrant and cited a local woman for shoplifting.
In that week, Vergennes police:
• On June 10 heard that pain medications had allegedly been stolen from a North Green Street residence.
• On June 10 were told an iPhone was stolen at Vergennes Union High School.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police arrested Dennis Bonnin Jr., 32, for violation of the conditions of his release, following an incident in the John Graham Court area on June 12.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Responded to a report that some of Champlain Valley Construction’s equipment had been vandalized at its Case Street gravel pit on June 10.
• Received a report that someone had tried to use a fake identification card to buy alcohol at Hannaford Supermarket on June 10.
WEST HAVEN — Middlebury drivers Hunter Bates and Todd Stone each won 25-lap feature races on Friday, June 14, at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.
Recent high school graduate Bates continued his strong start to the season by winning the first of two 25-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Bond Auto Parts features.
MIDDLEBURY — Recent Middlebury College graduate and North Hampton, N.H., resident Lauren Greer has been named one of six NESCAC Women of the Year nominees. A committee of conference administrators will select the NESCAC’s representative for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award, which honors outstanding athletic, academic and community achievements.
The name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, like Mickey Mantle or Bo Jackson, the players he is being compared to. That’s pretty good company.
He can also be compared to the great Negro League Hall of Famers, Oscar Charleston, perhaps, or even more precisely his countrymen, Cristóbal Torriente, “The Cuban Strongboy,” or “El Inmortal” Martin Dihigo.
Meet Yasiel Puig (yah-zeal pweeg).
MONKTON — The Monkton selectboard unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding with Vermont Gas Systems at a hastily scheduled special meeting on Wednesday night. The board had rejected an earlier draft of the agreement in a 3-2 decision just nine days earlier.
MONKTON — Nine teachers at the Monkton Central School have chosen to leave the school, according to Monkton Central parents and the school's May newsletter. Along with an administrative decision not to rehire a 10th, that would shrink the elementary school’s 18-person faculty by over 50 percent.