October 23rd, 2013
This week’s writer is Tom Pelham, who was finance commissioner for Gov. Howard Dean, tax commissioner for Gov. Jim Douglas and elected to the Vermont House as an Independent, serving on the House Appropriations Committee. He is also a co-founder of Campaign for Vermont .
By Tom Pelham
VERMONT — Vermont’s popular shotgun and archery fall turkey hunting starts Saturday, Oct. 26, in selected wildlife management areas (WMUs).
Shotgun or bow and arrow: Oct. 26-Nov. 3 in WMUs B, D1, D2, G, H1, H2, I, J1, J2, L, M1, M2, O1, O2, P, and Q
Shotgun or bow and arrow: Oct. 26-Nov. 10 in WMUs F1, F2, K1, K2, and N
ADDISON COUNTY — Six law enforcement agencies will be among the 57 locations across Vermont prepared to accept unused or unwanted prescription medications this coming Saturday, Oct. 26, as part of national Drug Take Back Day.
The day is a law enforcement effort to assist members of the public with the proper disposal of medicines. Pills should not be flushed or thrown away but instead taken to one of the police or sheriff’s departments for proper disposal.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police arrested a 21-year-old Bristol man after a quarter-mile foot chase on Saturday.
Police said they saw Kaleb Gorton, who they said has a lengthy history of arrests and was wanted on an outstanding warrant, “hiding in the bushes” off School Street.
The summer of my 21st year, a long time ago, I worked in a machine factory in a small town in Switzerland, about 20 miles from Zurich.
I had worked the previous eight summers at a golf course in Maine, and I was ready for a change, an adventure, something independent.
My co-workers at the factory accepted me as a curiosity. We all wore the same blue common-laborer jumpsuit. For many, I was the first American they had ever known.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Thomas Husk, 54, of Middlebury, for violating his conditions of release (consuming alcohol) in the North Pleasant Street area on Oct. 14. Police said Husk had reportedly been acting “strange,” contacting people on the street.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Responded to a neighbor dispute (over loud music) in the Washington Street Extension area on Oct. 14.
ADDISON COUNTY — Although the high school sports playoff season is in full swing, only one postseason game was scheduled before the Wednesday morning deadline for this edition of the Independent: The Mount Abraham boys’ soccer team, the top seed in Division II, hosted No. 16 Bellows Falls on Tuesday afternoon — see story on Page 1B.
LEWISTON, Maine — The Middlebury College field hockey team outlasted host Bates on Saturday, 4-2, to push its record to 11-2, 7-2 in NESCAC play. The Panthers were ranked No. 4 in last week’s NCAA Division III poll. Bates dropped to 4-8, 1-7 NESCAC.
Middlebury outshot Bates, 23-7, and put 20 of its 23 shot attempts on goal as Bates goalkeeper Becca Otley posted 16 saves. Middlebury’s Emily Knapp made three saves. The Panthers also earned 16 penalty corners to Bates’ four.