September 17th, 2014
MILTON — Six members of the Sodbusters Horseshoe Club claimed state titles at the Vermont State Horseshoe Pitching Tournament held in Milton this past Saturday and Sunday.
Some familiar names were at the top of the leader board, including Men’s Class A champ Brian Simmons and Women’s Class A champ Debra Brown, who were both undefeated.
MIDDLEBURY — A group of graduates of Middlebury High School and Middlebury Union High School are preparing for a big weekend early next month The MHS-MUHS Alumni Association this week announced its annual Homecoming activities for the weekend of Oct. 3 and 4.
The weekend kicks off with the girls’ soccer team hosting Missisquoi on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m.
VERGENNES — After a Sept. 10 traffic stop on West Main Street, Vergennes police collared a fugitive from justice wanted in Puerto Rico.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police on Sept. 13-15 received multiple reports from victims of car break-ins at local hiking trailheads in Salisbury, Leicester and Ripton, including at the Robert Frost and Falls of Lana trailheads and at Branbury State Park. Multiple wallets, purses and cell phones have been reported taken.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited 21-year-old Ronald E. Blakeslee III of Brandon, for disorderly conduct at McDonald’s Restaurant on Court Street Extension, after he allegedly threatened to shoot employees after they had made mistakes preparing his lunch order this past Saturday afternoon.
Police report that on Sept. 13 at about 2:51 p.m., a customer at McDonald’s called 911 after he overheard another male in the restaurant become upset with employees and threaten to go get a shotgun and return.
MONKTON — Vermont State Police troopers on Wednesday evening said they had located two Monkton boys they described as "runaways." They said 13-year-old Damon Tower and 14-year-old Wayne Larose were both in good health and copperated with police.
VSP said on Tuesday that the two went missing from their Monkton home Monday evening, and they sought the public's help in finding them.
VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen at their Sept. 9 meeting discussed a possible new location for a proposed Vergennes toddler playground — a site between Vergennes Union Elementary School and the hockey rink/basketball court that is part of the city’s recreation area off East Street.
It is not far from the site on East Street that neighbors and other residents had opposed by filing petitions and attending early council meetings, citing the cost as well as criticizing the site.
VERGENNES — At their Sept. 9 meeting, members of the Vergennes City Council discusses the proposed toddler park and an update to the city plan (see accompanying story). Aldermen also: