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November 7th, 2013
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School board confirmed on Monday a Dec. 10 vote in which it will request backing from Addison Northwest Supervisory Union voters for a $2.88 million bond to fund work that would include a basically new kitchen and cafeteria and upgrades to the school auditorium that would return it to full use.
I noticed something yesterday: Christmas is only seven weeks away.
I haven’t even put my garden hose away yet, so you might expect my reaction to be one of surprise and dismay.
Not this year.
Instead, I shocked myself by thinking, “Well, then, it’s about time I started planning for the holidays.”
This is new and different. And a little disturbing.
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of profiles of the new businesses being developed at the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies incubator in Middlebury.
MIDDLEBURY — The world’s top fashion designers can spend hours plying themselves with coffee and Red Bull while waiting for the right inspiration to map out their latest patterns.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are asking the public for information on a one-car crash on Route 7 in Leicester this past Saturday that may have occurred after a red pickup truck swerved in front of the car that crashed.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police served a temporary restraining order on a man who had allegedly been involved in a domestic dispute with a woman at a Court Street residence on Oct. 29. Police said the female victim had been cut with a knife during the altercation. Authorities had not filed charges against anyone in the case as the Addison Independent went to press.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
VERGENNES — Vergennes police dealt with two disorderly citizens in separate incidents this past weekend, citing one woman and stating that charges remain possible in the second incident.
On Friday, Nov. 1, police were on foot patrol when they said they heard screaming coming from near the City Limits bar on Green Street. The officer found a group of women outside the bar restraining another woman, whom they identified as Amber Jean Lowell, 29, of Ferrisburgh.
BRISTOL — Bristol police in the past week reported three cases in which they cited area residents for driving-related offenses.
On Oct. 31 at 11:42 p.m. police stopped a car driven by Bryon J. Carper, 23, of Bristol on West Street in Bristol. Police said Carper’s blood alcohol content tested more than three times the legal limit for driving and they cited him for driving under the influence. He is due to answer the charge in Addison Superior Court, Criminal Division, on Nov. 18.
ADDISON COUNTY — The screening in Addison County next week of a new documentary about prescription drug addiction in Vermont will shine a light on a growing problem that many would just as soon not see.
“Prescription drug abuse is an epidemic in Vermont — the governor said so,” said Bess O’Brien, who produced the new documentary “The Hungry Heart.” “I want to create a level of consciousness of the issue, to get the community engaged.”