July 2nd, 2014
SALISBURY — New Haven’s Chris Coffey was among the winners on Saturday as the Vermont Sun Triathlon Series opened its 29th season at Branbury State Park on Lake Dunmore with two simultaneous races.
Coffey prevailed the men’s side of the shorter Vermont Sun Triathlon, consisting of a 600-yard swim, 14-mile bike ride and 3.1-mile run. Also contested was the Lake Dunmore Triathlon, an Olympic distance event consisting of a 1,600-yard swim, 28-mile bike ride and 6.2 mile run.
MIDDLEBURY — The visiting Town of Essex Swim Team outpointed the Middlebury Panthers, 280-212, in Tuesday Champlain Valley Swim League action.
TEST swept to wins in all the individual 12-and-under, U-14 and U-18 boys’ races as Jake McIntyre, Jacob Hammond and Andrew Gadbois prevailed in three races apiece, respectively, in those age groups.
ADDISON — The Addison Planning Commission on Monday approved a town plan update and voted to send it to the town selectboard for its approval. Planning board chairman Frank Galgano told a half-dozen residents at a public hearing that the moves would allow the town to move to adopt new zoning laws that have been on hold for six months.
Talk isn’t always cheap, especially when it’s the state that backs down on its word. In a recent case with Middlebury-based Porter Hospital, the state, through the Department of Vermont Health Access, led hospital administrators there to believe they would be substantially supported through state funds to help establish a Suboxone treatment center in Addison County — the lone county in the state without a treatment center for opiate addiction.
MIDDLEBURY — A Whiting man on Monday pleaded innocent to disorderly conduct in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, in connection with a June 2 incident during which he allegedly threatened and harassed a worker at the Whiting General Store.
Alan N. White III, who according to court records has previously used the aliases “Jesus Christ” and “Jesus Christ White,” is accused of having entered the store on June 2 and threatened the store employee, according to an affidavit filed by Vermont State Police Trooper Andrew Leise.
LYNDON — The Addison County American Legion team edged host OEC on Tuesday, 1-0, to push the local nine’s record to 7-2 in the Northern Division, 7-3 overall.
Tuesday’s tight win followed a pair of close victories over the weekend, 15-12 at Colchester on Sunday and 5-4 at home over Franklin on Saturday. AC has now won seven straight after its 0-3 start and continues to sit on top of the Northern Division standings.
“Our team is playing well together,” said Coach Mike Estey.
BURLINGTON — In a Tuesday Champlain Valley Swim League meet delayed by a thunderstorm and then shortened by nightfall, perennial power Burlington Tennis Club eased past the visiting Vergennes Champs, 290-139.
Because of the delay, freestyle relays were not contested. BTC prevailed in eight of the 10 medley relays, with the Vergennes 10-and-under and U-8 boys’ teams prevailing.
BRISTOL — Bristol American Legion recently hosted its annual Ex-POW Banquet for the Vermont Chapter No. 1 Ex-POWs. There were a total of 65 in attendance including nine ex-prisoners of war from around Vermont.
Most of the ex-POWs are from World War II. There is one local Ex-POW, Roger Layn, who lives in Monkton. The rest of the attendees were family and friends of the ex-POWs along with senior officers of the Department of Vermont American Legion.