March 12th, 2014
BRISTOL — Bristol police recently submitted a log of their activity from November 2013. The major offenses were reported closer to the times of the incidents, but the following is the full log for November, when Bristol police:
• On Nov. 1 responded to a report of a suspicious man in the woods near Merchants Bank. The man was not found.
• On Nov. 1 responded to 61 Pine St. for a reported burglar alarm and found an employee had unknowingly tripped it.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police last week responded to a couple of one-car crashes that were attributed to winter road conditions.
On March 5 at 6:14 p.m. troopers were called to a one-car crash on Route 125 in Hancock. Police said a driver of a pickup truck lost control when he went over a frost heave at 40-45 mph. The truck slid on some ice, struck a snow bank and overturned.
Francis Goodwin, 57, of Graysville was taken to Gifford Medical Center to be evaluated for neck pain.
VERGENNES — Following a Sunday bad check case, Vergennes police are advising business owners and employees to be careful about accepting checks, especially for amounts in excess of purchase prices.
Police Chief George Merkel cautioned businesses to accept checks only from familiar people or accounts, advice he offered after a Main Street business accepted a bad check for food that was never picked up.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a report of a stabbing on Court Street on March 4. Police determined that the complainant had not been stabbed but had actually injured himself.
Police got some mental health counseling for the complainant.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Separated a Court Street couple engaged in a heated verbal argument on March 4.
MIDDLEBURY — As he closes in on one year as Middlebury’s first-ever business development director, Jamie Gaucher is pursuing some promising leads that he hopes will culminate in a substantial new manufacturing facility in the town’s industrial park and an incubator space at the local airport for emerging new companies developing value-added agricultural products.
MIDDLEBURY — Despite a delay in the implementation of a biomethane digester, Middlebury College’s sustainability director said the school is well on its way to reaching its goal of becoming completely carbon-neutral by 2016.
“I’m fairly optimistic we can get there,” said Jack Byrne, director of the college’s Office of Sustainability.
MONKTON — Dozens of Monkton residents whose land Vermont Gas Systems is seeking for a natural gas pipeline attended a meeting hosted by two officials from the Department of Public Service and Sen. Christopher Bray, to help landowners negotiate right-of-way easements with the utility company.
The meeting, held Thursday evening at the Monkton firehouse, featured Public Service Commissioner Chris Recchia and DPS General Counsel Louise Porter.