Seven Days, May 14, 2014
Pipe Dreams: In the battle over natural gas, Vermont Gas may be its own worst enemy.
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NEW STUN-GUN STANDARDS ermont is about to become the ﬁrst state in the country to regulate police use of Tasers. Currently, each police department sets its own standards for use of the stun guns. But that’s about to change. As the legislative biennium drew to a close, state lawmakers passed a new bill regulating the weapons, which police ofﬁcers say provide them a relatively safe way to subdue noncompliant people. Mark Davis reported on the bill’s passage on the Seven Days Off Message blog. e legislation was prompted by the 2012 death of MacAdam Mason, an unarmed etford man who suffered cardiac arrest after a Vermont State Police trooper Tased him. Gov. Peter Shumlin is expected to sign the bill into law. It requires the Criminal Justice Training Council, which trains all police ofﬁcers in Vermont, to craft a training policy on Tasers by January 2016. Ofﬁcers will be required to be recertiﬁed in Taser use annually, and will receive special training in dealing with the mentally ill. e bill also tightens criteria for legally ﬁring a Taser. Current standards allow police to ﬁre the stun guns when they believe they or someone else is at risk of injury. e bill says police can ﬁre a Taser at people who are “exhibiting active aggression or who are actively resisting in a manner that, in the ofﬁcer’s judgment, is likely to result in injuries to themselves or others.” Allen Gilbert, executive director of the Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, said the bill isn’t perfect, but called it “a solid piece of legislation.” Mason’s mother, Rhonda Taylor of New Hampshire, who has lobbied for Taser-use reform, said she was satisﬁed. “Had the standards and training been in place in June of 2012, my son MacAdam Lee Mason would not have been killed by an unwarranted police Tasering,” she said in a written statement. “I am looking forward to the governor signing this most welcome legislation into law! Vermont will soon set a precedent that I feel sure other states will follow.” V That’s the stake Coca-Cola now owns in Keurig Green Mountain. The multinational corporation just bumped up its investment in the Waterbury-based co ee and beverage company; three months ago, it purchased a 10 percent stake for $1.25 billion. MOST POPULAR ITEMS ON SEVENDAYSVT.COM TOPFIVE MacAdam Mason Dogs frolicked, humans planted, kids played and stu bloomed — just in time for Mother’s Day. What winter? SPRING THING 1. “Burlington’s No-Trespass Ordinance Is Working, But Its Days May Be Numbered” by Mark Davis. Two recent lawsuits have challenged the constitutionality of an ordinance that allows Burlington police to ban troublemakers from the Church Street Marketplace. 2. “Mounted Cat ‘Biker Bar’ to Open at the Hilton Burlington” by Alice Levitt. e hotel is billing its establishment as “a new kind of biker bar,” complete with bicycle- and felinethemed decorations. 3. “Readers Respond to ‘In Defense of Six Beers We’re Not Supposed to Drink’” by Seven Days Readers. Dan Bolles’ Food Issue story made some readers hopping mad, so we compiled a few of their responses. 4. “Vermont Dignitary Visits Seven Days, Avoids Questions” by Mark Davis. A young moose ambled through Burlington and Winooski last week, stopping by our ofﬁce. 5. “Can Vermont’s Women Chefs Break the Glass Ceiling?” by Alice Levitt. ere are many women in food service in Vermont, but very few are calling the shots at Vermont’s restaurants. The legislature congratulated itself and adjourned, and 180 lawmakers went their separate ways. Every one of them is up for reelection. DONE DEAL The estate taxes generated from the death of one wealthy resident kept Vermont’s budget on track last month. Nice, but unsustainable. FILE: MATTHEW THORSEN PARTING GIFT tweet of the week @aemersonVT Walking to work for #waytogovt week! #btv #vt pic.twitter.com/ AVtkk2B2Ko FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @SEVEN_DAYS OUR TWEEPLE: SEVENDAYSVT.COM/TWITTER SEVENDAYSVT.COM 05.14.14-05.21.14 REINVENTING RADIO SERIES SPONSORS: IRAGLASS SATURDAY, MAY 17 • 8 PM 4h-paramount051414.indd 1 2013/2014 SEASON ETHERIDGE SHOW SPONSOR: MELISSA POPULAR MUSIC SERIES SPONSORS: GOLD SPONSORS: SEASON SPONSORS: THIS IS ME SOLO PRESENTED BY MARLEY POPULAR MUSIC SERIES SPONSORS: ZIGGY SEVEN DAYS THE FLY RASTA TOUR TUESDAY, JUNE 10 • 8 PM TUESDAY, JUNE 17 • 8 PM WEEK IN REVIEW 5 WITH SUPPORT FROM: NORTHSHIRE BOOKSTORE paramountlive.org 30 CENTER ST, RUTLAND, VT • 802.775.0903 5/13/14 10:03 AM PIPERS PIPING. 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While VCV works closely with VNRC and concurs with many of its positions on environmental matters, the organization is independent and has a separate board of directors. CRAFTSBURY COMMON Stark Biddle Bobby Hackney Jr., Aaron Shrewsbury, Rev. Diane Sullivan Corner of Main & Battery Streets, Burlington, VT • 802-861-7500 www.mirrormirrorvt.com Julia Atherton, Robyn Birgisson, Michelle Brown, Logan Pintka & Corey Grenier & Sarah Cushman & Ashley Cleare & Natalie Corbin CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Alex Brown, Justin Crowther, Erik Esckilsen, John Flanagan, Sean Hood, Kevin J. Kelley, Rick Kisonak, Judith Levine, Amy Lilly, Gary Miller, Jernigan Pontiac, Robert Resnik, Sarah Tu , Lindsay J. 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If a mistake is ours, and the advertising purpose has been rendered valueless, Seven Days may cancel the charges for the advertisement, or a portion thereof as deemed reasonable by the publisher. Seven Days reserves the right to refuse any advertising, including inserts, at the discretion of the publishers. SALES/MARKETING Colby Roberts Michael Bradshaw Biddle is the chair of Vermont Conservation Voters. SOMETHING FISHY 8v-MirrorMirror030514.indd 1 3/3/14 11:58 AM SEVENDAYSVT.COM I was happy to see your article bringing lake ﬁsh to the attention of locavores [“Why a State Obsessed With ‘Local’ Doesn’t Eat Vermont Fish,” April 23]. However, I believe the case for eating local ﬁsh was understated. The article failed to mention the ﬁsh that was featured in both photos: white perch. It’s an invasive species, and it is more closely related to bass than to the beloved yellow perch. In some parts of the lake, it’s practically the only ﬁsh you can catch. Some old-timers curse it every time it’s mentioned. However, it has meaty ﬁllets and is very tasty. Commercial ﬁshermen were catching 100 to 200 pounds in a late-season day this winter. The price per pound steadily decreased as the market was ﬂooded from Canada and the Great Lakes. There are a lot of these ﬁsh, and they are a problem. Developing a local market for them would help to control their numbers. It would also create a “value-added” industry around ﬁshing, where the added value from processing the ﬁsh would stay in Vermont instead of going to a Canadian processor for pennies. Global ﬁsheries are in trouble. There are too many people eating ﬁsh from the ocean. Farmed ﬁsh are of dubious quality and can be ecologically harmful. Contamination by mercury is a concern in all ﬁsh everywhere, not just in Vermont. Small ﬁsh such as perch are safer than most of the ﬁsh you buy at the supermarket. Andric Severance BURLINGTON TO KNOW THE NELSONS Letter writer Steve Merrill’s lack of compassion for Don and Shirley Nelson is indicative of a frightening societal trend in which our moral compasses seem to point nowhere [Last 7: “Blown Away,” April 16; Feedback: “No Sympathy for Nelsons,” April 30]. The Nelsons, whose moral compass is intact, refused to sell their land to the Vermont Land Trust once they discovered that TIM NEWCOMB SEVEN DAYS 05.14.14-05.21.14 P.O. BOX 1164, BURLINGTON, VT 05402-1164 802.864.5684 SEVENDAYSVT.COM 6 FEEDBACK FACEBOOK: /SEVENDAYSVT TWITTER: @SEVEN_DAYS w w w . e s s e x o u t l e t s . c o m 21 ESSEX WAY, ESSEX JUNCTION, VT | 802.878.2851 ©2014 Da Capo Publishing Inc. All rights reserved. 8v-essexshoppes(puma)042314.indd 1 4/21/14 4:10 PM wEEk iN rEViEw Green Mountain Power was orchestrating the sale behind the scenes. To Merrill, it is just about the money. But to the Nelsons, it was not only about a refusal to roll over to corporate bullying; it was about a deep love of and connection to the land that has been home to Don his whole life. When you walk their fields and forests with them, a wealth of stories emerges: stories about Don’s childhood, about raising their four children, about their bond with the wildlife that shares the land with them. But now, like the wildlife, they have to leave because they are sick from the turbines. The courage and tenacity demonstrated by the Nelsons — and by Annette Smith of Vermonters for a Clean Environment, who worked tirelessly on their behalf — comes from the heart. But I guess you need to have one to recognize that. Suzanna Jones Walden also a significant number of those from the lower part of the scale. For them, clean, used and affordable is just the ticket. We also provide a large amount ARCHin GH SUN, M of free clothing (underwear is always RO U 30 H T high demand!) and household items to a l e s d s t t i a l l e r r e g m y a n i a no money. Thanks to all n! M those who have the people who come and pay cash for our merchandise, we generated over $80,000 in revenue last year and used this to pay for housing, heat, food, medical items and more. And to de Seife, we’re so glad you liked our media section. You’ll be interested to know that we actually have tons of rare and valuable vinyl that we’ve been holding aside in order to determine how to maximize its potential revenue. We’re going to be moving it out soon. Stay tuned! H MAYHEM SALE! M ARC Garage Sale We ﬁnd the deals, you get the savings Welcome the warm weather with any of our sultry Rosé selections. Whatever your pleasure, we’re sure to have one for you at the right price. ink Pink. Help us clear out our cooler as we make room for the big sale. We’ve got bargain pricing on milk, yogurt, tofu, and energy drinks! Join us this Saturday, 5/17, for a demo and discussion of fresh cheeses with our Cheese Department. ese cheeses do not require aging and are ready to go right out of the gate. Come taste and talk 1-3pm. This year’s Garage Sale will be raising funds for Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity, keeping all proceeds in the local community. Cheese Traders will happily match up to $3000 in donations! Save the Date June 2-June 8 Bakery by day. Pizza by night. 50 Shades of Pink Jeanne montross Middlebury Montross is the executive director of HOPE. Cooler Closeouts 12v-Barrio040914-2.indd 1 4/7/14 11:14 AM SouNDbitiNg commENtArY As an acquaintance of your music writer and with honestly no disrespect meant, I double-dog dare Dan Bolles to write an entire Soundbites without once talking about himself. I’ve been a longtime reader of Bolles’ column, and while I have plenty of respect for him as a writer, when I read the music section of Seven Days, it is because I want to know about our beautiful town’s music scene, not the person who is supposedly writing about it. I have lost count of how many Soundbites have begun with the letter “I.” Consider this my friendly challenge. raychel Severance burlingTOn boArD NEEDS trAiNiNg Excellent reporting on [“Failing Math: Getting to the Bottom (Line) of Burlington’s School Budget Crisis,” May 7]. This board needs to reckon with its own inexperience and undertake an extensive program of professional development to understand its proper role. brOOklyn, n.y. That’s Fresh! Amy werbel Werbel is a former member of the Burlington School Board. COLLIN CRAIG CONTINUUM SEVENDAYSVt.com SATURDAY NITE corrEctioN uNDErwEAr it’S At Thanks to Xian Chiang-Waren and Ethan de Seife for their article [“Mission: Economical,” April 9] — a review of area thrift stores. We all enjoyed reading their review of Retroworks, which is a charity resale store in Middlebury that generates revenues for its parent organization, HOPE, to use for poverty-relief efforts. Chiang-Waren observed that shoppers “might want to skip the used underwear rack.” Yes, for those who can afford to purchase their underwear new, by all means do so. We carry clean, used, low-cost underwear in order to have it available for the low-income people who can’t afford to purchase it in department stores. While our customer base is large and varied, including many people from upper-income brackets, there is The cover of last week’s Home & Garden Issue [May 7] was incorrectly credited. Michael Tonn created the illustration. Our apologies for the error. 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Coupon is ib m s, oh rd pr s ca m ft ite gi tickets and ore $75 or m f o e s a h any purc upon Limit one co 8 1t-hannaford051414.indd 1 0 5/9/14 10:40 AM contents MAY 14-21, 2014 VOL.19 NO.37 38 18 42 LOOKING FORWARD 44 Summer-Ready Warm weather is finally feet breathe with summer sandals and boat shoes here! Time to let your NEWS 14 Can Burlington’s Numbers Guy Solve the School Budget Problem? Winners and Losers of the 2014 Legislative Session FEATURES 32 BY ALICIA FREESE Community: In the battle over natural gas, Vermont Gas may be its own worst enemy BY KATHRYN FLAGG Pipe Dreams COLUMNS + REVIEWS 12 29 31 45 67 71 74 80 89 Fair Game POLITICS Drawn & Paneled ART Hackie CULTURE Side Dishes FOOD Soundbites MUSIC Album Reviews Art Review Movie Reviews Ask Athena SEX 16 18 36 BY PAUL HEINTZ Vermont Has More Addicts Than It Can Treat, So Why Are Inpatient Facilities Losing Revenue? BY MARK DAVIS Books: Biologist Bern Heinrich traces e Homing Instinct through the animal kingdom BY ETHAN DE SEIFE Fly Away Home that will take you from home to dock to dinner in comfort with style! 38 eater: Ozma of Oz: A Tale of Time, Saints & Poets Production Company BY ERIK ESCKILSEN Rainbow Connection 20 Conﬂict Up Close: A War Photographer and Part-Time Vermonter Gets the Shot BY KEVIN J. KELLEY SECTIONS 11 23 50 61 66 74 80 40 ARTS NEWS 24 24 26 26 eater/Music: From Weimar to blues, Tchaikovsky to hip-hop, Spielpalast’s music director mixes it up BY ETHAN DE SEIFE Cabaret Conductor Seven Days Introduces Three New Cartoonists Champlain College Scores a Concert 42 BY ETHAN DE SEIFE Fitness: A new ﬁtness trend just might row, row, row your boat BY SARAH TUFF Pulling a Fast One The Magniﬁcent 7 Life Lines Calendar Classes Music Art Movies 44 48 BY AMY LILLY Food: First Bite: Plate, Stowe BY ALICE LEVITT Stowe Special FUN STUFF Artist Tad Spurgeon Talks About His Legacy in Vermont BY XIAN CHIANG-WAREN Bella Voce Celebrates 10 Years, a New CD and Collaboration with Robert DeCormier BY KEVIN J. KELLEY Food: Author Sandor Katz talks about letting things go sour BY ALICE LEVITT Fermentation Fetish 66 Music: In the City of Angels, Myra Flynn takes a big step forward BY GARY MILLER LA Story VIDEO SERIES straight dope movies you missed edie everette children of the atom lulu eightball sticks angelica news quirks jen sorensen bliss underworld this modern world red meat elf cat free will astrology personals 30 83 84 84 84 84 85 85 85 86 86 86 86 87 88 SEVENDAYSVT.COM COVER IMAGE CALEB KENNA COVER DESIGN DIANE SULLIVAN CLASSIFIEDS vehicles housing homeworks services fsbo buy this stuff music C-2 C-2 C-3 C-3 C-4 C-4 C-5 legals crossword calcoku/sudoku support groups puzzle answers jobs C-5 C-5 C-7 C-8 C-9 C-11 05.14.14.05.21.14 SEVEN DAYS This newspaper features interactive print — neato! 38 church street burlington, vermont 862.5126 | dearlucy.com Underwritten by: CONTENTS 9 Stuck in Vermont: Seven Days’ Eva Sollberger tags along with a pair of Vermont artists — ﬁlmmaker Michael Fisher and dancer Ernest “E-Knock” Phillips — as they shoot an upcoming dance ﬁlm. 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TICKETS & LODGING: 10 2h-JayPeak051414.indd 1 jaypeakresort.com/JeezumCrow 5/13/14 10:08 AM looki Ng forw Ar D magni ficent must see, must do t His week comp il E D b Y cou r t NEY c o pp the monday 19 Mixing it Up w ant to have a memorable cocktail hour? check out Library Libations, where you can mingle with local librarians and sip themed concoctions — made with l iterary dog vodka, of course. dJ papi Javi keeps the beat at this bibliophile bash benefiting the vermont l ibrary association. See ca Lendar LiSting on Page 58 tH ursday 15 Back to the Land These days, we recycle glass, paper and plastic without blinking an eye. so why not do the same for food scraps and lawn debris? eco-minded attendees at the compost JaM! learn to create this versatile, nutrient-rich matter. l ive music and a screening of Dirt! The Movie complete the familyfriendly fun. See ca Lendar LiSting on Page 52 saturday 17 Heavy Hitters f riday 16 & saturday 17 Ste P to it Adele Myers (pictured) likes to do things her own way. f or more than 10 years, the dancer has left her mark with a blend of humor, athleticism and poignancy. This unlikely stylistic trio comes to life in Theater in the Head. f eaturing a five-member ensemble, the piece explores intimacy and reflects myers’ commitment to “people dancing, not simply dancers moving.” See ca Lendar LiSting on Page 55 p arty people, unite! The creative minds behind magic Hat Brewing company and Big Heavy w orld team up for the fourth annual Heavyfest. l ocal eats and specialty brews fuel revelers, who groove to a varied lineup of live music and take advantage of brewery tours and live graffiti art. See ca Lendar LiSting on Page 56 SEVENDAYSVt.com f riday 16 & saturday 17 Soul Sister Myra Flynn has a voice — and a work ethic — that won’t quit. The vermont-raised, la -based singersongwriter embraces the best of folk and soul with an eclectic, ever-evolving style. Her 2013 release Half Pigeon reflects this musical methodology with a diverse track list. The songstress returns home for shows at Higher ground and t upelo music Hall. See intervie W on Page 66 05.14.14-05.21.14 saturday 17 Puppy Love f orget the dog park this weekend; canine lovers and their furry companions head to Woofstock for a pooch party of epic proportions. This benefit for Homeward Bound: addison county’s Humane society transforms the Basin Harbor club into a bona fide fido fest with a host of doggie delights including a parade, agility demos and a fun run/walk. See ca Lendar LiSting on Page 55 o ngoing SEVEN DAYS r ising Stars many art shows highlight established artists who have amassed a substantial body of work. “Under 30” at r utland’s chaffee downtown takes a different approach, featuring six local talents whose pieces hint at what’s to come. photographs, paintings, pastels, sculpture and mixed media celebrate the promise of these young creative minds. See revie W on Page 74 magnificent seven 11 c ourtesy of f lynn c enter for t He performing arts FAIR GAME OPEN SEASON ON VERMONT POLITICS BY PAUL HEINTZ 12 FAIR GAME ith Election Day less than six months away, the Vermont GOP appears to be a party without a plan. On Tuesday, one of its brightest prospects, Rep. HEIDI SCHEUERMANN (R-Stowe), announced that after six weeks of consideration, she’d decided against challenging Gov. PETER SHUMLIN, a two-term Democrat. 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