Thursday, September 11, 2014

WVTK Local & State News September 11, 2014

Police in Shoreham are investigating the theft of copper wire from the local phone company. State police say that someone made off with $5,000 worth of copper load coil on the evening of August 22, from Shoreham Telephone Company. Anyone with information is asked to call the State Police New Haven Baracks at 388-4919.

A report of a person falling off a bridge and going over the falls in Middlebury set off a search in the river. Two rescue boats scoured the area and the Middlebury River around 10 p.m. last night. Middlebury police say after the search they determined it was debris that went over the falls and not a person.

Vermont Electric Power Co. has agreed to pay a total of about $200,000 to five Vermont towns, including Ferrisburgh, New Haven and Vergennes, to make up for property tax revenue those towns have lost since 2009 due to a what a VELCO official called a “miscalculation” on how it assessed property in those five towns and Shelburne.

Vermont Gas Systems has announced that three of the biggest institutions in Middlebury will receive natural gas service before the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project pipeline is finished. Vermont Gas and NG Advantage LLC have begun construction of a so-called “gas island” consisting of a natural gas off-loading station and a small pipeline network that will distribute the gas to the Agri-Mark/Cabot cheese plant and the Vermont Hard Cider operations and Middlebury College.

Public officials, business leaders, and cybersecurity experts are holding an event to educate the public about how to better secure their digital lives. A press release says the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a non-profit public-private partnership, is coming to Vermont to help educate consumers and businesses on how they can use the Internet more securely. The campaign called STOP. THINK. CONNECT. will be held on September 22 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Norwich University. The event is free to the public, but space is limited.