May 21st, 2014
This week’s writers are Deb Markowitz, secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources; Brian Searles, secretary of the Vermont Agency of Transportation; Chuck Ross, secretary of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets; and Lawrence Miller, secretary of the Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development.
I must respectfully disagree with Ted Scheu’s upbeat assessment of the bond vote (letters, May 19).
In America, we do anything to uphold freedom of choice; it’s what makes us the land of the free. We allow people to jump out of a plane at 10,000 feet in the air, we allow people to buy unlimited amounts of alcohol, and we allow people to walk into supermarkets to buy cigarettes that we know will shed years off their lives.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Jade Lewis, 40, of Leicester for driving under the influence, after she allegedly drove into the back of a set of harrows being hauled by a tractor on Route 7 South at around 9:45 p.m. on Friday, May 16.
Police said two children were in the car at the time of the accident. One of the children sustained a head injury and the other was described as being “shook up” according to police. Both were taken to Porter Hospital.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police troopers working out of the New Haven barracks reported few incidents between May 12 and 19. The most notable may have come on May 12, when troopers received a report from the Starksboro Town Office of a burglary.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Saturday along with Vermont State Police and Ferrisburgh firefighters responded to an incident on Route 7 near the Ferrisburgh Fire Department in which a woman was apparently pushed from a car during an altercation.
BRISTOL — Bristol police on May 16 arrested a local man who they said was driving with a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit; they also cited him for resisting arrest.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school softball play earlier this week, Mount Abe, Middlebury, Otter Valley and Vergennes all won their games, with the Tigers prevailing twice.
As for Tuesday, three local teams were in the top five in the Division II standings, according to the Vermont Principals’ Association website. Lyndon (9-1) and defending champion BFA-Fairfax (12-0) with VUHS (8-2) in second, Mount Abe (10-3) in fourth, and OV (8-3) in fifth.