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Outside art

Choo choo

Hopes alive

An outdoor wall at Lincoln School has become a canvas for artists. See Arts + Leisure.

The Sheldon is showing a historically accurate model train at The Diner. See Page 2A.

After splitting two doubleheaders, the Legion baseball team aims for a playoff spot. See Page 1B.


Vol. 72 No. 28

INDEPENDENT Middlebury, Vermont

Thursday, July 12, 2018

40 Pages

Middlebury eyes plan for growth on Route 7

Bixby starts new chapter with Harris at the helm By ANDY KIRKALDY VERGENNES — The new Bixby Memorial Library executive director has a Dachshund named Lemon and a Toyota Camry with more than 200,000 miles she insists is not a lemon; she enjoys cribbage and embroidery, plays the oboe, has published “When a couple pieces of short fiction, you as a is working on a resident of novel, and has one of the visited all 251 five towns Vermont towns. think of And, yes, she books, community, loves I want you e s p e c i a l l y Victorian to think of literature. the Bixby “I do indeed,” … I want said Masha people to Harris, a 33-yearVermont think about old native who grew this as the up in Swanton. place where “I read 94 books people in 2017. I use think about Goodreads, the website, to keep going to see people, track of what I read.” to do And a week activities.” or two after — Masha taking over from Harris Jane Spencer, Harris said she already appreciates Vergennes and its neighboring towns — she insists she has never been made to feel as welcome. “I can’t even believe how friendly everyone is,” Harris said. “I went and talked to the guy at the Addison general store, and he was fantastic. A guy helped me at the hardware store, and he was fantastic. What a wonderful place this is.” Her enthusiasm extends to the Bixby itself, which she knew by reputation when she was in charge of the Enosburg Public Library between 2010 and 2014. “First of all, it’s a beautiful building,” Harris said in a July 2 (See Bixby, Page 14A)


Town wants more business, not sprawl By JOHN FLOWERS MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Planning Commission is preparing to study a key stretch of Route 7 South in an effort to give local officials, residents and property owners a better sense of how that area could be developed in a way that would attract economic development without creating sprawl. Middlebury Town Planner Jennifer Murray is calling it a “Route 7 corridor master plan,” which will focus on a specific portion of that major, north-south artery. The Route 7 area under scrutiny stretches from the so-called Sabourin property (across from Denecker Chevrolet at the southern “We know gateway of we have to the village), to the junction develop along of East Main Route 7, but Street (Route we have to 125). It’s a do it in a way swath that’s that isn’t already home sprawl.” to some major — Middlebury business Town Planner properties, i n c l u d i n g Jennifer Murray several vehicle dealerships, the former Standard Register building and other, smaller enterprises. Local planners recognize its allure as prime real estate for other entrepreneurs who might want to launch new businesses outside of Middlebury Village in the future. “We know we have to develop along Route 7, but we have to do it in a way that isn’t sprawl,” Murray said. To that end, the commission will apply for grants to hire a consultant to study the area’s development potential and how future growth could dovetail the town’s planning priorities. “The idea is we want to balance the interests of business owners (See Middlebury, Page 14A)

Summer sounds

THE 40TH ANNUAL Middlebury Festival on-the-Green kicked off Sunday night with a performance by Mokoomba, below, and was followed by performances by many other artists, including Abigail Nessen Bengson on Monday evening, above, and Jon Gailmor, right, on Tuesday at noon. For more photos see Page 11A.

Independent photos/Trent Campbell and John S. McCright

Pant pioneer finds a better way SheFly innovation gives women more freedom outdoors

SHEFLY CO-FOUNDER Georgia Grace Edwards poses on the Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska. The recent Middlebury College grad’s work on the glacier inspired her to start her business, which she runs out of the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies offices in Burlington and Middlebury. Courtesy photo

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of profiles of new businesses launching through the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies, a business incubator in Middlebury. By RACHEL COHEN MIDDLEBURY — Two summer ago, when Georgia Grace Edwards worked 10-12 hours a day as a glacier guide on Juneau, Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier, she quickly noticed how the work was different for her than for her male co-workers. Edwards’ main disadvantage as one of the only female guides? Using the bathroom. To use the bathroom, Edwards had to trek across the glacier in her steel-toothed boots, avoiding crevasses, until she could find more privacy, which usually came in the form of a large piece of ice or a boulder. Then, she shed her three to four layers in sub-zero temperatures, “answered nature’s call,” and hiked back to work. “It was a waste of time, a waste of energy, and it usually left me (See SheFly, Page 13A)

Local health centers brace for Title X cuts

Rule change will hit Planned Parenthood By JAMES FINN MIDDLEBURY — As President Trump attempts to alter rules surrounding distribution of Title X healthcare funding, Vermont’s Planned Parenthood health centers are preparing for serious challenges to providing patients with health services they have historically offered. In late May the Trump administration proposed changes to the Department of Health and Human Services rules on the use of family planning grants that come through Title X, a program that among other things supports family

planning organizations. Under the new rules, which are under review and could go into effect next month, Title X-funded organizations, including the Planned Parenthood health center in Middlebury, would no longer be allowed to discuss abortion options with patients nor refer them to abortion providers. “The gag rule would prohibit any provider from being able to openly and honestly discuss the full range of healthcare options someone has in the case of an unwanted pregnancy,” said Lucy Leriche, Planned Parenthood’s vice president (See Health center, Page 10A)

Vergennes school tax rate level; overall levy up by 1%

By ANDY KIRKALDY VERGENNES — After all the dust settled in Montpelier in late June, Vergennes residential taxpayers will not see an increase in the school portion of their property taxes. The city’s new 2018-2019 homestead property tax rate, according to city hall employees on Tuesday, is $1.6187, a half-cent lower than the 2017-2018 rate of

$1.6237. According to a Vermont School Board Association summary forwarded to the Independent by Addison Northwest School District business manager Elizabeth Atkins, the budget deal reached by the Legislature and Gov. Scott late in June used $20.4 million of general fund surplus revenue to “buy down (See Vergennes, Page 10A)

By the way People in the 5-Town area (Bristol and environs) have a new outlet for any surplus vegetables that their gardens might yield this summer and fall. The Feed My Sheep ministry of the United Church of Lincoln has established a produce stand at its 23 Quaker St. property. If you have any extra veggies from your garden, simply drop them off in one of the baskets in the stand. If there’s a veggie you don’t have, take what you need. If you know of a neighbor in need of good food, pick some up and take it to them. Anyone needing some (See By the way, Page 13A)

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Man dies after truck crash in Weybridge WEYBRIDGE — A Ferrisburgh man who operated family dairy farms in Cornwall and Salisbury was killed Tuesday evening when the truck he was driving crashed into a tree in Weybridge. Vermont State Police report that Randall Quesnel Jr., 36, was killed when his 2015 GMC Denali Heavy Duty pickup truck veered off James Road in Weybridge and struck a tree. The crash occurred near Bittersweet Falls Road, where James Road curves slightly to the left. Police reported that the vehicle was travelling northbound at a speed above the 35 mph posted limit. Quesnel was not wearing a seat belt. Troopers were called to the scene at approximately 7:17 p.m. on July 10, where they found the truck with severe contact damage. Middlebury Regional EMS transported Quesnel to Porter Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving. Police reported the cause of death as blunt force trauma. Quesnel grew up in Cornwall and operated the See Green Farm LLC on West Street in Cornwall, as well as the family farm off Creek Road in Salisbury. Troopers from the New Haven barracks were assisted by the Weybridge Fire Department, Middlebury Heavy Rescue and EJM Enterprises wrecker service. Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to call Trooper Tyler Silva at 388-4919.

Vermonter donates train set to Henry Sheldon Museum Model railroad is on view at music festival By RACHEL COHEN MIDDLEBURY — As an infant, Roy Sokolowski could hear the train whistles of the Long Island Railroad from his parents’ apartment. From the age of three, he shared a small Lionel Train Set with his grandfather. As he got older, Sokolowski and his family would often take vacations by car to Pennsylvania — the Poconos, Lancaster. On occasion, they would squeeze in a train-related destination like the stop at the East Broad Top Railroad in Orbisonia, Pa. “The seed was planted,” Sokolowski said of his interest in all-things railroad. Sokolowski, an investment manager and former resident of North Ferrisburgh, spent 18 years building an historically accurate, to scale, and meticulously detailed replica of the 1928 East Broad Top Railroad (EBT). He donated it to the Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury upon his recent move to South Carolina. Fully assembled, the layout miniature railroad fills a 23-footby-43-foot space. A section of that layout is on display this week, during Middlebury’s Festival onthe-Green, in the space the Town Hall Theater acquired from The Diner. “This will be a fun, positive event for the community,” said Danielle Rougeau, the president of the Henry Sheldon Museum’s Board of Trustees. To see the train, along with some historic railroad photographs from the Henry Sheldon Museum’s

A HISTORICALLY ACCURATE, built-to-scale model of the 19th-century East Broad Top Railroad is on display at the former home of The Diner on Merchants Row in Middlebury this week during Festival on-the-Green. The display was donated to the Sheldon Museum of History by the former Ferrisburgh resident who built it, Roy Sokolowski.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

collection, go to the former Diner space: • Monday, July 9-Friday, July 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. • Saturday, July 14, 1-4 p.m. The train will also be on view during the staging of “The Lion King Jr.,” the THT Young Company’s production on July 27-29. All of the structures on the model are custom-built from materials

such as brass, molded plastic, wood develop the way they did; what and styrene. The four engines, 60 economic forces drove industries hopper cars, nine boxcars, and sev- to certain places,” Sokolowski eral other cars are all hand-painted said. and weathered, and The production of then digitally outfitted iron and mining of with sound capabili- “Whatever coal in Pennsylvania skills I’ve used prompted the conties. “Whatever skills on the layout struction of the real I’ve used on the layout are self-taught EBT railroad on 33 are self-taught and miles of main line honed by years of trial and honed tracks to bring these and error. I built every- by years resources to larger thing on the layout,” of trial and markets in the 1870s. Sokolowski said. “The history of error. I built The rail switches the EBT railroad is a are manually operated, everything on microcosm of early and the train’s engines, the layout.” industrial America,” lighting and sound said, — Roy Sokolowski Sokolowski effects are all remote mentioning the rise controlled. Lights even and fall of the railshine in the small houses — made road, plus the various immigrant to replicate immigrant and worker communities that were drawn to the housing — that border the tracks. area to work for the mines. “I’ve always been fascinated by “It’s a physical capture of a mowhat I call industrial archaeology ment in time,” Rougeau said of the — why certain areas and towns layout. “It shouldn’t be scavenged,

but should be saved.” Luckily, Sokolowski’s impressive model has found a new home. Sokolowski, who is friends with a Henry Sheldon Museum board member, decided to donate the large structure to the museum to preserve versus throwing it away. In the meantime, it is being stored in a climate-controlled space. A team of volunteers re-assembled it in the Merchants Row space for this week’s showing. “I hope that youngsters will be awed and inspired by the trains the way I was and perhaps pursue a rewarding lifetime hobby,” Sokolowski said. “I hope that everyone enjoys the trains and perhaps takes away a little insight into America’s industrial past.” If you are interested in volunteering to help this exhibit remain open to the public during the allotted days in July, please contact Danielle Rougeau at redwater.vt@

Friends Wanted!

To help pick up Robert Frost Wayside Park Dear friends,

July 19, 2-5 p.m.

The Robert Frost Wayside picnic area on Route 125 in Ripton is in disrepair. Revenue cuts to the National Forest Service and Chambers of Commerce have limited the capacity of area management to adequately care for such properties as they once did. To that end, the Moosalamoo Association, a board of local residents who help manage the adjacent Moosalamoo National Recreation Area, have pledged to help. The objective is to clean up the picnic area of sticks and limbs, repair two of the picnic tables, and remove and eventually replace the informational kiosks that are in dire need of repair. We’re looking for a couple dozen community-minded citizens to volunteer a couple hours on Thursday, July 19, from 2-5 p.m. (or any part of those three hours you might be able to make.) We’ll have the tools and equipment necessary for the clean-up, but please bring work gloves, perhaps a heavy-duty rake, and suitable clothing. We’ll provide cold water and beverages. If you think you can help for an hour or more, please RSVP to:

With our sincere thanks,

Moosalamoo Association board of directors: Angelo Lynn, president, Tony Clark, Merle Schloff, Warren Foster, David Sabatini, Bruce Acciavatti, Seth Hopkins, Joshua Hardt PS. The Robert Frost Wayside Park is located on Route 125 in Ripton just a quarter mile east of the Robert Frost trails. The MNRA is comprised of 16,000 acres and includes Falls of Lana, Silver Lake, Rattlesnake Cliffs, Chandler Ridge, Blueberry Hill Recreational Trails, Sugar Hill Reservoir, Moosalamoo Campground, the Robert Frost trails. We welcome your support and membership. To find out more, go to

Addison Independent, Thursday, July 12, 2018 — PAGE 3A

New makery plans series of events for inventors By JOHN FLOWERS MIDDLEBURY — Organizers of a new Middlebury makers’ space at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center have scheduled three separate events this summer at which aspiring inventors will sample equipment and materials the “makery” will offer when it officially opens this fall. The first of those three, two-hour workshops is slated for Monday, July 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participants will tour the makery and be invited to design and produce an object on the facility’s 3-D printer. This kind of printer is becoming a standard tool in the business sector allowing entrepreneurs The makers’ to imagine and create three-dispace will mensional proprovide a totypes of new place and inventions. equipment The second workshop — for “people which will to imagine, p r o b a b ly experiment, include access network, to the makery’s collaborate construction and create lab — will for personal be held on We d n e s d a y, and 1, also professional Aug. from 6:30 to growth,” 8:30 p.m. according to Organizers have yet to a narrative pick a theme prepared for the third by career workshop, center planned for officials. Tuesday, Aug. 14. All three events will be limited to 15 participants, according to career center Interim Superintendent Dana Peterson, and pre-registration is essential. To register, head online to Children younger than 16 may sign up and attend, but must be accompanied by an adult, officials said. The makers’ space will provide a place and equipment for “people to imagine, experiment, network, collaborate and create for personal and professional growth,” according to a narrative prepared by career center officials. Supporters are hoping the makery will lead to people turning their ideas into new products, businesses and jobs. The makery effort is being guided by a 12-person steering committee of local educators and businesspeople, including Peterson, product designer/engineer David Cole and Addison County Economic Development Corp. Executive Director Fred Kenney. The career center’s Architecture & Engineering Systems Instructor Jake Burnham and Len Schmidt, assistant director of adult technical education, are also key players in the project. Middlebury College has also been a key backer. Supporters recently gathered more than $10,000 in donations in an effort to leverage a $100,000 grant through the Gannett Foundation. Unfortunately, the makery proposal didn’t make the cut for the Gannett grant. “The Gannett grant would’ve allowed us to accelerate our timeline,” Peterson said. But he added the $10,000 local match will still come in handy in purchasing equipment, training supervisors and/or making other investments to launch the new makers’ space. Peterson noted the makery is currently in contention for a handful of other state, federal and foundation grants. While admission will be free to the three upcoming workshops, there will be a charge to use the makery once it opens this fall. Revenues will help keep the space updated and open for the long term. More information about the makery is available at 382-1012. Reporter John Flowers is at CLARIFICATION: The headline on the Ways of Seeing column on Page 4A of this past Thursday’s paper did not accurately capture the intentions of the author. The Independent staff wrote a headline that included the term “illegal immigration,” which the writer, Mary E. Mendoza, would never have chosen to use. A more accurate headline that would have correctly captured the author’s intentions for the opinion piece would have been “A wall won’t solve the border crisis.”

Peasant Market

SATURDAY BEGAN AS a beautiful day with sunshine and perfect temperatures, then it became an even better day for most of the hundreds and hundreds of people who browsed and shopped under the tents at the annual St. Stephen’s Peasant Market on the green in Middlebury. As usual there was not a little bit of a few things — there was A LOT of a WIDE ARRAY of things. Clothing, books, mirrors, pies, toys, tools, teacups, clocks, knickknacks, bric-a-brac, treasures and oh so much more. Gerry and Betsy Gossens won the raffle for the beautiful, handmade wooden kayak.

Independent photos/John S. McCright

Bristol fills an array of recreation-related positions By CHRISTOPHER ROSS BRISTOL — With recent departures, hires and some reorganization, the Bristol Recreation Department and Hub Teen Center & Skatepark are sporting fresh faces. In May Meridith McFarland took over as Rec Director, replacing Darla Senecal, who ran the department for 17 years. In June, after two years as the Hub’s programs manager and five months as its interim director, Brian LaClair officially took over as the Hub’s director, replacing Ryan Krushenick, who had led the program since 2013. In August Alex Mishavics will begin work in a brand new position:

assistant programs director, a job that combines the assistant director of the Rec Department (most recently held by Valerie Hanson) with the programs manager of the Hub (which LaClair vacated upon becoming director). Mishavics will split a 40-hour workweek between what was formerly two positions. McFarland explained the change. “This could lead to lower costs, improved efficiencies, and more diverse programming over time, and allow the Rec Department to be more accessible to the community,” she said. The Hub serves youths up to age 19 with the mission of providing a safe, supervised, substance-free environment when school is not in

session. According to its website, more than 400 individual teens visit each year, with 20 to 50 teens stopping in each day on average. For LaClair the transition from programs manager to director of the program has been a happy one. “We had a wonderful end to the school year with some of our highest daily attendance on record for March, April, May, and June. There are a lot of little challenges faced daily, considering the teen center has been understaffed for a few months, but with everything else in order, I am excited to hit the ground running once we have the proper support staff in place,” he said. Among the first orders of business,

LaClair said, was continuing some of the center’s cosmetic work. “We’ve spent a ton of energy on making the interior of the teen center open and welcoming over the last few years. It’s no longer the dimly lit space it once was. Thanks to support from the Bristol Recreation Club, we’ll be sprucing up the outside of the teen center this summer as well. Will Kasso, an artist-in-residence at Middlebury College, will be painting a new mural on the front of the building to replace one that has weathered significantly over the last nine years. The hope is to be a vibrant and welcoming space, not only for teens but also for community members,” he said.

LaClair is also setting his sights set on getting Hub youth out into the community more frequently through volunteering with local organizations. “We’re excited to create a program where community members benefit from and get the opportunity to interact with our wonderful teens, and in turn, teens can learn new skills, find passions and work with each other to impact their community in extraordinary ways,” he said. On Aug. 17 the Hub will celebrate its 20th anniversary with food, games, skateboarding and live music. Details about the event are forthcoming and will be announced via Facebook and Front Porch Forum.

Ripton installs a new dry hydrant on Billings Bridge

RIPTON — Billings Bridge on Natural Turnpike Road in Ripton now has a dry hydrant. Ripton Fire and Rescue completed installation of the hydrant on June 19. The installation of is part of a comprehensive program to improve fire protection in Ripton. Dry hydrants are a preferred method of providing water for firefighting in areas without water mains. A dry hydrant consists of a six- to eight-inch pipe with a fitting for a fire pumper or tanker to attach. The pipe connects to a water source (pond or stream) that can supply at least 60,000 gallons under drought conditions. The design of the Billing’s Bridge hydrant allows the pipe to be stored in a horizontal position when not

Food home

THE ADDISON COUNTY Board of Realtors participated in a statewide Realtors’ food drive last month. Pictured here are Beth Stanway of IPJ Real Estate, Jeff Olson of Addison County Real Estate and John Snyder-White of Champlain Valley Properties delivering food to the HOPE food shelf in Middlebury July 3, and HOPE staff members Raven Billings, Wade Stevens and Letitia Hodgdon, who helped unload. The ACBOR effort yielded nearly 400 pounds of food, as well as $87 cash, which will be used to purchase food. HOPE staff send thanks to everyone who participated in this successful food drive.


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in use. This simple layout helps to avoid damage by floodwaters — an issue with other stream-installed dry hydrants. The hydrant was installed as part of Ripton Fire and Rescue’s plan to install dry hydrants to increase the availability and accessibility of water for firefighting purposes. The Vermont Rural Fire Protection Task Force, through the Northern Vermont Resource Conservation and Development Council, provided grant, design, and consulting assistance in developing the plan to improve Ripton’s water supply. The program, aimed at assisting rural communities in installing dry hydrants for improved fire protection, is part of appropriations approved by the Vermont Legislature.

PAGE 4A — Addison Independent, Thursday, July 12, 2018




to the Editor

Route 7 strip? Master planning is the right approach to take Plans for further commercial development along Route 7 South in Middlebury initially spark thoughts of alarm, muted by the opportunity to embrace benefits that might come with new jobs, more services and access to goods that could make Middlebury a more vibrant community. The alarm comes from the prospect of urban sprawl along Route 7. The last thing Middlebury residents should want is a repeat of the Route 7 nightmare that is Rutland’s commercial strip, which continues to drain its downtown of vitality and contributes to the urban blight with its fast-food joints, an abundance of convenience stores and depleted strip malls. To imagine a similar type of commercial development from the Route 125 turnoff to East Middlebury all the way to stoplight at The Center (where Hannaford grocery, TJ Maxx, McDonalds are located) would be, well, unimaginable. But can development along this stretch be done well? Hopefully so. And that’s the challenge Middlebury Town Planner Jennifer Murray correctly outlined in a Page 1A story in today’s issue. Murray’s focus is to develop a Route 7 Corridor Master Plan, and we couldn’t agree more that such a plan should be a top priority; and it shouldn’t be limited to just Route 7 South. There’s a critical section of Route 7 North — the intersection at Exchange Street going north to the New Haven town line — that should also be included. In the southern section of the Route 7 corridor, Middlebury has the opportunity, as Murray suggested, to create pods of commerce, which could also leave open larger sections of agricultural land along the corridor to provide a visual relief to the landscape. That section is also an important route for local bicycle traffic. Extreme care and thoughtfulness about preserving a safe biking throughway should be incorporated in any plans. We also encourage the use of roundabouts on Route 7, rather than adding more stoplights — that is particularly true the further out of the downtown area one goes. Roundabouts work extremely well to slow traffic, yet keep it moving, rather than the stop-and-go flow caused by traffic lights. What is somewhat alarming is that the town has already apparently conceded to building a left turn lane at Foote Street as a condition of a building permit for Tractor Supply’s new store just behind the A&W Restaurant. That the town got the business to pay for the $100,000 to $200,000 cost is noteworthy, but the prospect of adding a turn lane off Route 7 there will make it even more difficult to head south from Foote Street — one of the more dangerous intersections in town — and will see drivers trying to dart in front of cars to make the left-hand turn off Route 7 onto Foote Street during high traffic times. Roundabouts may be more expensive to initially construct, but they prevent the hazard of a car completely stopped on a highway with a 50 mph speed limit (think of getting rear-ended at that speed by an inattentive driver). To the north, the Exchange Street intersection with Route 7 is treacherous and must be fixed as one of the town’s top priorities. A roundabout at that intersection has been discussed with the AOT, though not finalized, and the town should do everything it can to move that project forward. We would also argue that Exchange Street is the designated area for industrial and some commercial development, and still has ample space to locate enterprises there. Act 250 permits are already in place throughout much of that industrially zoned complex for a reason, which is to concentrate commercial and industrial development in a zone so each business can benefit from the close proximity to each other and to capitalize on the infrastructure already there (paved roads, proximity to the town’s wastewater treatment facility, no problems with highway traffic, and it avoids the negative affects of strip development.) That’s not to say that commercial development is unwanted on Route 7 South, but the town should move with care so as not to create a 3-mile commercial strip that mirrors what Rutland now lives with each day — and to forsake a defined business district that the town has long tried to develop. Angelo Lynn

Stop the madness! If you’re an American patriot and a believer in democracy, these goals for the country should resonate: As a nation, we should strive to create a society and government that diffuses power to the many, not concentrate it in the hands of the few; embrace the diverse, not just the similar; don’t use up the future to serve the immediate (yes, that refers to climate change); and champion a society that respects and protects basic human rights and decencies, not a crazed pursuit of power and money. Most Americans would agree with those broad principles and goals. President Trump does not. Cartoonist and blogger Tom Toles of the Washington Post articulated that list of objectives in a piece Wednesday, along with describing the tactics behind Trump’s leadership: “President Trump thrives in an environment of chaos,” Toles writes. “He takes advantage…of others when they are off balance. That is why he needs to create and maintain an envelope of constant chaos around him…The whole world is often included. “The formula is: Create disturbance, and pick off foes and recruit the disturbed,” Toles continues. “Trump did not invent this pattern of behavior; it is the instinctive habit of the authoritarian character. Disturb, reward, punish, repeat. It works until it doesn’t, but before you get to the doesn’t, a world of damage can pile up. “How should we respond,” Toles asks? “Don’t play his game. Stop the game. Don’t reward him on the rare occasions he plays nice. Those are the false moments. His long game is to accumulate power and prerogative. Our long game needs to be to disempower him and his enablers. “Trump wants to create enough disturbance that we lose our bearings and forget what it means to be a decent human being and a decent society,” Toles continues. “He wants to create an environment that looks as though it’s every man for himself and everyone should grab while the grabbing is good. This never ends well. And the later the ending, the worse the ending.” It’s an astute observation by Toles. His advice going forward? “Stop the madness. Vote in November, and meanwhile, remember your values.” Amen. Angelo Lynn


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Bridges project an opportunity Closing downtown Middlebury for the bridge construction has gotten a lot of negative press, but I think it could be a big boost for the downtown. Restaurants could offer outdoor dining, and there could be opportunities for music (concerts and busking), sidewalk sales, and pop-up events to occur on Main Street. It’s true that people won’t be able to park right at their destination, but walking is good exercise and promotes a healthy lifestyle. If you go to most other cities and towns around Vermont, you do have to park and walk to your destination. If marketed properly, this could be seen as an opportunity to bring people to Middlebury to enjoy the new walkable downtown. Colleen Schuster Bristol

Tourism boosts state — so far

Jump for joy

JACKSON MURRAY LEAPS into dance instructor Karen Amirault’s arms during a Hip Hop and Broadway dance camp at Town Hall Theater Tuesday morning.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

Border policy is cruel to children When I was five years old, I spent the night in the hospital after getting my tonsils removed. I knew what was happening and why, but when I woke up in the morning, I wanted my parents. It wasn’t my sore throat as much as a cold heaviness in my chest — I felt so alone. I lay quietly, the tears sliding down my cheeks. Eventually a nurse came by and asked if I was alright. I said I wanted my parents. She assured me they would be there later, which I already knew, but I wanted them sooner. It seemed a long while before they came to take me home. When my grandmother arrived in this country from Sweden, she was seven years old. After travelling by ship to New York, seasick the whole way, she, along with her parents and two siblings boarded a train to Illinois By Laurie where relatives awaited them. Shortly Cox before reaching Chicago, her mother disappeared, her body later found alongside the railroad tracks. Apparently unable to cope, her father placed the children with three different families. I remember her sharing this experience with me when she was around 80 years old. The first family she lived with had essentially used her as a servant girl, providing little nurturing but many chores. Even after so many years, it was obvious the sense of hurt and loss that remained. There she had been in a new land with a new language, new expectations, and no familiar or loved person immediately present. I think of these experiences when I hear of children separated from their families after an arduous, often scary journey that lands them in a new place, a new

Ways of Seeing

culture, where really the only thing they might have to hold on to would have been their parent. I think of myself as a young mother. I would have wanted to tear someone apart if they had taken one of my children from me. Unable to carry out such an attack and worried for our long-term safety, I would surely have retreated into the depths of sorrow and depression. It is no cliché to say we are a nation of immigrants. Even here in Vermont, where there is a significant stereotype of a “Vermonter,” many diverse people have come over time to build the state’s industry and to make this state their home. While their labor may have been welcomed, their ethnicity more often was not. Each group or individual has had to see some generations pass before they could begin to share a bit of that “Vermonter” stereotype. We value the dairy farms in our midst for their milk and their agricultural landscape, so we’re apt to look positively on the immigrant laborers. We can be grateful that they make the continuance of dairying possible, without worrying if they have entered our country legally. They may not be assimilated into our society, but most of us welcome their presence, wishing them a status that would allow them to come out of the shadows and more fully take part. We see how their presence helps our farms and our state. This economic help from immigrants happens in many sectors and communities across our nation. Rather than being a blight on our economy, they represent a boon. If these immigrant workers could come easily and le(See Ways of Seeing, Page 5A)

Does court nominee have conflict? Several of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s Supreme Court opinions could figure in the confirmation of President Trump’s nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, to be his successor. One of these cases, decided in 2009, was Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Company. Although not well-known, Kennedy’s opinion in this case is relevant to today’s political situation. A key individual in the Caperton case was Don Blankenship, at the time CEO of Massey, one of the largest coal companies in West Virginia. (Blankenship subsequently spent time in federal prison after being convicted of operating unsafe mines, and unsuccessfully sought the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in West Virginia earlier this year.) A trial court jury awarded Hugh Caperton, another West Virginia coal operator, a verdict of $50 million after finding that Massey engaged in fraudulent practices in an attempt to drive Cap- By Eric L. Davis erton out of the coal business. While Massey’s appeal of the verdict was pending before the West Virginia Supreme Court, Blankenship spent more than $3 million on campaign contributions to elect a judge to that court who would rule in his favor on the appeal. Blankenship’s candidate was elected, and was part of a 3-to-2 majority that overturned the jury’s damages award against Massey. Caperton then appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that Blankenship had, in effect, bought a judge in his company’s case. By a vote of 5-4, the Supreme Court ruled that the judge supported by Blankenship should have disqualified himself from sitting on the

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Massey case. Justice Kennedy wrote the opinion, which was joined by the other four liberal and moderate judges on the court at that time — Stevens, Souter, Breyer and Ginsburg. In his opinion, Kennedy wrote that “just as no man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause, similar fears of bias can arise when — without the consent of the other parties — a man chooses the judge in his own cause.” So how is this case related to the confirmation of Kavanaugh? President Trump’s legal representatives, in particular Rudy Giuliani, have been increasingly critical of what they claim is bias in Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian involvement in the 2016 election, and have indicated that they may well advise Trump to refuse to grant an interview to Mueller. Mueller’s investigators may be able to gather sufficient evidence from other sources, including interviews with Trump associates who have been indicted, but they might conclude that they need Trump’s testimony to answer important questions. In that case, they might subpoena Trump. History and precedent are unclear about whether a sitting President can be lawfully subpoenaed. The case of a Trump subpoena could well end up before the Supreme Court. We know that Trump demands loyalty from his appointees — as shown by former FBI director James Comey’s testimony, as well as the fawningly obsequious letter of resignation submitted last week by Trump’s EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt. (“I count it a (See Davis, Page 5A)

Well, this is funny and coincidental. Funny because I’ve never corresponded to anyone via the editor of a newspaper, like I am responding to the July 5 letter from Mike Sommers of Oakland, Calif. (hi, Mike!). Coincidental because I lived in Silicon Valley and then in a tourist town in California before repatriating to Vermont. I have also seen great wealth disparity and lots of tourists. I’m not sure that one is the result of the other. What tourists spend money on is often taxed (meals, rooms, rental cars, gift items, etc.). Taxation, especially progressive tax, has been one of many social mechanisms by which the wealthy pay more than the poor (at least in absolute dollars) for government functions that help everyone. Tourism is also a job-creating industry since not much of it can be mechanized — restaurant meals come from farmers, cooks, servers, auxiliary staff. Hotel services, maple syrup vendors, bicycle renters, ski instructors, craft makers, festival operators and artists are also trades that rely on hands-on work. Tourism cannot be sent off-shore. Finally, I think Vermont tourism is not the same as big city tourism where wealth disparity is more easily on display. People don’t come here for the same reasons as they go to Paris, for instance. So, to Mike’s question of whether tourism helps Vermonters, my answer would be: yes, so far. So far as Vermonters keep preserving what has been essentially Vermont — this wonderful environment and the calmness it creates, the small towns, the rural life, the real people, the communitarian ethic. But I would like to know if other people here have a different answer to Mike’s question of whether tourism helps all Vermonters. It’s a question worth exploring. Margaret Eaton New Haven

Nuovo missive neglected Kunin In my recent letter to the Addison Independent, which was published July 2, I wrote that Betty Nuovo was the first woman to be elected to the Vermont House as a Democrat. I was mistaken. That distinction belongs to Madeline Kunin, who was also the first woman elected governor of Vermont. I apologize for this mistake. Victor Nuovo Middlebury

Preserving ACA remains priority

I know there have been distressing things in the news recently, among them separation of families seeking to take refuge in the United States. However, I hope that our legislators will not lose sight of standing against further dismantling of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Doing so is in the interest of all-age Americans. The legislation was the most progress we’ve made in decades to improve healthcare access, quality and cost. Since enacted, it has met the prime objectives of leaving fewer people uninsured and providing options for covered benefits and outof-pocket cost limits. According to (See Letter, Page 5A)

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Earth rebelling against overpopulation. Will we listen?

Letters to the Editor Gov. Scott criticized for response to school shootings When I voted for Mr. Scott it was because I thought he was the best candidate. I now feel I was wrong! Please let me throw out some suggestions formed of my opinion. The one thing all of these acts of terror have in common is that they were all created by a sick mind. Whether it was one of the school shootings, the Boston Marathon bomber, a man plowing a pickup truck into a crowd, a person killing a social worker and their family, or a young man planning to shoot up a school. They were all acts planned and carried out by a sick mind. Instead of thanking and praising law enforcement and the young lady who spotted the problem at Fair Haven High School and notifying authorities, Gov. Scott started running scared. He went after the weapons that the young man may or may not have used! A weapon is nothing but a tool to be used for good or bad. You can not cure a sick mind by taking away a tool, that tool has no mind! You have some very high paid people out there who spent a lot of money getting an education to qualify them for a job of repairing those sick minds. Give them the tools for the job! Man up, Mr. Scott and do the job we asked you to do. There is a lot more at stake here than you apparently realize.

As to the young people in our schools who are scared, I understand and worry about you, too, but I also do not want you going to school in a prison. When that happens the terrorists have won! Gov. Scott throwing money at the problem may help some, but definitely is not the whole answer. It seems to me that it might be to plan more of a jail-type atmosphere. So please, continue to watch for the sick minds and report suspicious activity. That costs almost nothing and is most helpful. Now, let’s talk about what is really wrong with the thinking of late. The second amendment was not created so we an all go squirrel hunting. It was created so we have the ability to protect ourselves, our property and families, and our country if necessary. Without the Second Amendment you might not be able to enjoy the First Amendment and any other freedom that hasn’t already been removed by one law or another. Example: Let’s say too many people stop being civil and Gov. Scott starts running scared again and instead of reasoning it out he decides to declare marshal law. Do you think the National Guard he sends out to curtail you will be armed with single shot twenty-twos? No, people you should have the right to own assault

rifles complete with high capacity magazines just as our country needs atomic warheads for defense. But, I do not know why anyone should need such a thing as a bump stock. Who knew they existed? Now to put your mind at ease, even though I might own a weapon or two I haven’t fired any of them in years. They make me feel secure and they are a great investment if all of these new laws haven’t devalued them. I also worry about exercising my right to free speech down at the corner store, maybe saying something without thinking about it in advance as many of us sometimes do, then having the local law arrive at my doorstep after overhearing me exercising his new right and demanding my weapons. There is a slight chance that would not end well! Now, what are all of those legislators thinking? Do they all have their head where it doesn’t belong? We’ll save the question for another time! H. Dexter Oliver Bridport PS. It seems to me, in more than one instance, someone paid to help protect society dropped the ball or the multiple shootings might not have even happened. Once again, I emphasize the importance of people being aware, speaking up, and law enforcement paying attention!

UVM Medical Center putting dollars before safety

Safety: I went to the Sunday morning service at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington. Afterward two nurses presented their case for a possible strike at UVM Medical Center that they felt was necessary. I was interested in what they had to say so I stayed to listen. Half listening from the back of the sanctuary I heard them say that their work environment was no longer safe for them. That caught my attention. It was not the words they said but the tone in their voices. After the presentation I ask them

one question. “How much money would you need to secure the number of nurses and supporting staff for creating a safer environment.” One quoted $25 million! Greed: Another fact that is interesting is the non-profit asset fund or fund balance from Form 990. At the end of the year 2017 the fund for UVM Medical Center was $800 million, between the years of 2014 and 2017 this fund increased by $223 million. From a paper provided for their presentation these are their basic issues: to provide safe care for

patients the nurses and support staff need updated staffing plans, nurse wages and people increase in nurse staffing, and support staff wage increases to recruit and retain the people needed. Also from this sheet, studies and experiences show a correlation between poor staffing levels and higher rates of patient infections, bedsores, medication errors, slips and falls, and worker injuries. Profits or salaries for the president and CEO in a non-profit organization! Millions of dollars! Fred Person Starksboro

volving a Trump subpoena, or other issues involving the Mueller investigation? Does Kavanaugh believe that Kennedy’s point in the West Virginia case, that no person should be allowed to choose the judge in his or her own case, is applicable to his own nomination by Trump to the Supreme Court? These questions, and others like

them, should be pursued by Sen. Patrick Leahy and the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee when Judge Kavanaugh appears before the committee for his confirmation hearing. Eric L. Davis is professor emeritus of political science at Middlebury College.

Davis (Continued from Page 4A) blessing to be serving you in any capacity ... I believe you are serving as President today because of God’s providence.”) Did Trump insist on loyalty from Judge Kavanaugh before nominating him for the Supreme Court? Does Kavanaugh believe that he could be an impartial judge in a case in-

Ways of Seeing (Continued from Page 4A) gally into our state, they could bring their families and be an active part of our communities. Our state wants more younger people — here is the perfect demographic, and we would not even have to pay them $10,000 to relocate. Almost all of us are the children of immigrants. History shows that few first-generation migrants have an easy time settling in, finding a place in whatever community has been established before them. Certainly many have dealt with trauma, exclusion, and hardships. The only examples I can think of, however, where our government allowed systematic wrenching children from their parents was during the time of slavery and when Native American children were forced into boarding schools. Surely we have learned something since then. Surely we are a better society, one that recognizes the harm this does, stands up and says, “NO!” Surely, we can make certain that those who propagate such brutality are held responsible and never allowed such power again. Right now there are detained children who may not even be crying anymore. They may silently be trapped, silent, in a cold heaviness with no understanding of what has

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happened or if they will ever see a parent again. This never needed to happen. Cruelty masked as expediency is nonetheless cruel. The threats to our country are not coming from immigrants seeking refuge. The threats are coming from decision-makers who have lost their humanity.

Laurie Cox is a retired school counselor and long-time Ripton selectboard member. Besides occasional writing, she sings with Maiden Vermont, pursues art, takes long hikes with her dog(s) and seasonally gardens. She also is about to become more actively involved in things political, environmental, and just.

I want to share my thoughts on the topic of overpopulation, the topic of recent letters to the editor by David Van Vleck and Father Luke Austin. In my view, overpopulation is an underlying cause of many of our current problems worldwide. Climate change, access to clean water, migration of refugees, political unrest and the ongoing Sixth Great Extinction are just a few of the problems confronting us which are linked to human overpopulation. We have lost sight of the fact that we, as a species, are just one part of an intricate web of life on this planet. As a practicing Christian, I call this web of life God’s Creation. And the fast growing human population

and that Earth’s systems are trying to curb our population growth (increased infertility rates; diseases such as Ebola, Zika, Lyme, etc.; increased suicides, wars etc,) and regain balance. If human populations keep growing, we will crash Earth’s natural systems, (this is happening now…) and there will be much suffering. We have the intelligence to understand this, but the larger question is, will we have the ability and self-restraint to think beyond our individual desires, and consider the larger good, and the needs of future Earth inhabitants, both human and non-human. Heidi Willis Salisbury

Column lacked humor, insulted sacrifices many made

Way to go, Addison Independent! You may have single-handedly destroyed the tourist season for Addison County with your so-called “tongue-in-cheek” article “Flatlanders’ guide to local history” (July 5). Paraphrasing; Robert Frost’s cabin stinks and it’s usually raining; Bread Loaf is a great place to get some action but there’s deer flies (Imagine! Insects in the woods in Vermont). Also, Middlebury College is another den of sexual activity (On a college campus? Who knew?). Vergennes is no longer charming because it’s not the smallest city (Where did the charm go?). Lord’s Prayer Rock (OK, I’ll give you that one; it’s a rock). Rokeby — Is the author that ignorant of history to believe the Underground Railroad was only in Vermont? Perhaps he thinks it was a real train, too?

But the statement that makes it obvious the author does not understand history is his slam of the Hubbardton Battlefield and his especially nasty comment about the re-enactors. Of course the battle has been studied over the years. However, if you’ve ever attended one of these re-enactments, you will see the Colonial forces (Green Mountain Boys included) always get beat. That’s the way it was. Re-enactors do what they do because they enjoy and understand history. They hope to get the general historiphobic public to see what it was like to live during this time. You may be right, however, when you say, “They really should know better” since an article such as this one makes them seem ludicrous and silly. Thanks for helping destroy some well-intentioned peoples’ efforts to educate

the public. In general, I was disappointed with the article, but you did miss one historic site in the area you should have included. You didn’t comment on Mt. Independence! You could have told our “flatlander” visitors how there’s nothing there. Perhaps you could have told them it is just a glorified cemetery with some hiking trails; after all, over 2,000 are buried at the Mount. You could have said something like “childish re-enactors pretend to be soldiers on occasion at Mt. Independence.” You could have ridiculed the sacrifice thousands made so you have the freedom to write an article such as the one you did. Almost forgot; there are deer flies at Mt. Independence, too. How could you have missed it? Paul Andriscin Rutland

healthcare, but with our mixed private and public system, we rank among the highest countries in per capita spending for healthcare, 17.9 percent of gross domestic product in 2016. Yet we are not at the top for some important outcomes, at 31st in terms of life expectancy and 36th for infant mortality, according to Health Curbing spending is the greatest challenge to tackle and one that we need to approach from different directions. I’ll give just two examples. One is addressing for-profit hospitals’ goal to increase profits by filling more beds. Instead of doing that, providers and consumers alike should try to avoid hospitalization. Another is reducing spending by avoiding inappropriate tests or services. The Choosing Wisely Initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine has worked with medical specialty societies to create “Top Five” lists of expensive diagnostic tests or treatments that are commonly ordered but do not provide substantial benefits to patients. They have also collaborated with Consumer Reports to produce posters and brochures about important health topics (e.g., Why is it not recommended to take antibi-

otics whenever you are ill). Perhaps you’ve seen them in your practitioner’s office. A main objective is to encourage conversations between patients and healthcare providers. Vermont ranks 4th overall in state health system performance according to a set of 42 indicators followed by the Commonwealth Fund. Keeping the Affordable Care Act as intact as possible will help us provide quality healthcare services to Vermonters; in fact, access and affordability is our leading indicator at 3rd in the nation (Radley DC McCarthy D Hayes SL. 2018 Scorecard on State Health System Performance – Vermont. The Commonwealth Fund.) Our uninsured rate was much lower than the national number, at 3.7 percent for 2016. As a nation though, we can learn much from countries in Europe and Canada about how to spend less and have accessible, high quality care. Improvement, not repeal of the PPACA seems like the smart thing to do. If healthcare without escalating premiums is important to you, please let your legislators know. Gail R. Regan New Haven

Letter (Continued from Page 4A) the U.S. Census Bureau, the number uninsured was 27.3 million, or 8.6 percent in 2016, down almost one million people from 2015. Having fewer uninsured individuals is less costly for all of us who pay taxes. Other components of the PPACA that are working are: • state and federal marketplace exchanges (they are not “virtually dead”) • no denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions, • coverage for dependent children up to age 26, and • coverage of more screenings, such as Pap smears, at 100 percent of cost. Are there more improvements needed? Of course; but improvement makes more sense than repeal, especially since no one has outlined a feasible alternative. I daresay high risk pools and association health plans proposed by President Trump and Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, are not going to be a cure-all for what ails the improved, but still fragmented healthcare system in American. I think we need to move away from physician-centric care, be more concerned about population health outcomes, and encourage improved system knowledge among providers. A new small technology firm operating out of Middlebury and Burlington is working with VT healthcare practitioners on the latter. Some in the U.S. claim we cannot afford universal or single-payer



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has the web of Earth’s systems out of balance. Nothing in nature grows endlessly… in the human body, those cells that do just keep reproducing are called cancer, and they often end up killing their host. Human populations also cannot grow endlessly. We may look around us in Vermont, and see plenty of space, but that space is home to other creatures and organisms, all part of the natural system that we depend upon. We talk about the carrying capacity of natural areas for deer, moose, bear, etc. and there is also a carrying capacity for our species and it is more than just enough physical space for housing and growing food. It’s my belief that we have surpassed that carrying capacity,

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Tracy Corbett, 57, Panton PANTON — The world became at least ten degrees colder and unfathomably less fun on July 5, 2018, when Tracy Lea Blodgett Corbett, 57, left this realm of the living. Born Dec. 1, 1960, Tracy left an imprint on all she met throughout her school years in New Canaan Conn., Brookfield Conn., Cedar Crest College and University of Vermont. She once landed in Alaska, living within a wilderness that was a fierce contender for her powerful spirit, and facing her own tragedy with the loss of her first husband, Jeff Rousseau. She eventually returned to Vermont, her heart’s true home, where she went on to thrive and raise her family. Tracy careened through life with the fire and charisma of a true prankster and mischief maker, who could never dream of leaving any passion not pursued, any adventure not seized, any stone unturned. Her contagious laugh and twinkle in her eye left all who knew her better for it. Simply put, Tracy brightened the worlds of all whose paths she crossed. A true champion of the vulnerable and downtrodden, Tracy poured herself into a life of pure caring. From her many years as a Meals On Wheels coordinator, to her dedication to the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, and her new career at the United Way of Addison County, Tracy understood what the giving of oneself meant. Whenever she found herself with free time, she dove into Bald Eagle tracking and rehabilitation. She loved fishing and was damned good at it too. She could grow food that would have

made her farming ancestors proud. A true advocate for all underdogs, Tracy fostered and adopted countless friends along the way, animals and humans alike. Throughout her years in Vermont, she sang and practiced flute and bells with Maiden Vermont, MiddWinds, Bristol Band, Weybridge Bell Choir, and Vergennes City Band, with guitar and piano as personal lifelong passions. Any genre, community, or instrument, Tracy always made music, and bringing music to others, a priority. She acted with the Middlebury Community Players and Middlebury Town Hall theater and was delighted to be one of the Knights of Ni in their rendition of “Spamalot,” for which she donned a pair of stilts. For her vertically challenged stature, she truly was larger than life. She was a firecracker, and the proud waver of her own freak flag. Her bleeding heart guided her through life, and it never led her astray. Her happiest moments were in service to those who needed someone fearless and determined, for that was her natural state. Tracy was pre-deceased by her Mother Shirley Olsen Blodgett and Father Melvin C. Blodgett, as well as her older sister Nancy and brother Carl. She is survived and greatly missed by her husband Ned Corbett of Vermont, son Cory Blodgett of Springfield Mass., and daughter Grace Corbett of Vermont; brother Ken Blodgett of North Carolina, beloved nieces and nephews Emily, Elicia, Timothy, Amanda, Michael and Julia; as well as her Northeast Kingdom family David,

SAVE THE DATE As part of the “Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Program, there will be a What Rocks More Than Drums? SHOREHAM — Todd E. Norris interactive session, co-sponsored by 45, died unexpectedly Tuesday the Lincoln Library, on Wednesday, afternoon, July 3, 2018. July 25, at the Lawrence Memorial He was born in Middlebury Aug. Library in Bristol from 2-2:45 p.m. 21, 1972, the son of Gary and Kathleen (Forgues) Norris. REMINDER Todd was employed by Pike Three Day Stampede drop-off Industries as a heavy equipment date is Saturday, July 14 from 4:30- operator. He enjoyed Country music, 6:00 p.m. at Bristol Works! parking fishing, animals, working on cars, lot on Munsill Ave. in Bristol. socializing with friends and having Until next time ... Live Happy. a good sense of humor. Share Love. Have Hope. He is survived by his parents Gary and Kathleen Norris of Shoreham; by his two sons, Travis and Scott Norris both of Shoreham; by his County obituaries may also be seen on our website. step-daughter Lauren Martin of Middlebury; by his brother Dan Norris and wife Kelly of Orwell;

and by a nephew and several great nephews and nieces and many cousins. He is also survived by his partner and the love of his life Loren Thresher. Calling hours were held on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, from 10-11 a.m. at Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home, 117 South Main Street Middlebury, followed by a Memorial service at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Homeward Bound — Addison County’s Humane Society at 236 Boardman Street, Middlebury, VT 05753 or to the Hancock Fire Dept. Online condolences at◊

Kyle Myers, 33, Vergennes VERGENNES — Kyle R. Myers, 33, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He was born January 8, 1985, in Burlington, Vt., the son of Gordon and (Jeanette) Myers and Pamela and (Guy) Cousino. Kyle graduated from Vergennes Union High School in 2003. Kyle enjoyed watching sports, especially the Yankees and Nascar. He also enjoyed playing cards and video games as well as spending time with family and friends. Kyle lived each day to the fullest of his ability, even earning the nickname of Dennis the Menace in his younger days. While Kyle may have had extra needs he never once complained of his condition or situation. Kyle is survived by his parents, his maternal grandparents John and Irene Pierce; his brothers Aaron Myers, Jason Cousino, Gregory Cousino and Justyn Cousino; his nieces Emily and

Rachel Cousino; his sister Angela Polacsek and his niece Mikayla Polacsek; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his other maternal grandparents Janice and Lester Armell. His paternal grandparents Robert and Elizabeth Myers also predeceased Kyle. We would like to thank the many people that have helped care for Kyle over the years with special appreciation for his brother Justyn and his nurses Eva, Mary, Rosemary and Shelley from Addison County Home Health. Visiting hours will be held on Monday, July 23, at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes from 6 to 8 p.m. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24, at North Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Quaker Cemetery in North Ferrisburgh. After the service a luncheon will be held at the home of Kyle’s grandparents. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Vergennes

Lincoln LINCOLN — It’s always a fun time in Bristol for the Fourth of July festivities, and this year was no exception. It was nice seeing friends at the rec field, kids enjoying the skate park, smelling all the delicious food, eating some yummy fries, and listening to the wonderful music. Rounding out the night’s events was an amazing fireworks display. From all the fire trucks to the mini monster trucks, music from WOKO and the various bands, creative floats, and beautiful horses, the Fourth of July parade never disappoints. Some of the highlights for me included dancing and singing along with Zeno Mountain Farm to my favorite soundtrack from the movie Grease, listening to Eric play the drums in the Bristol Band, and watching all the kids grab as much


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candy as they could. Jacob wanted to adopt all the cute puppies and I got drenched by a cute girl with a super soaker. Great memories were made again this year. Thanks to the Fourth of July and parade committees for a wonderful celebration! The Town of Lincoln seeks volunteers willing to represent the town as follows: • Voting Delegate to the Addison County Regional Planning Commission (ACRPC) (1). • Alternate Delegate to ACRPC (2). • Alternate Delegate to ACRPC Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC). • Deputy Fire Warden. and • Tree Warden. Submit a short note of interest and background by Friday, July 20,

to Bill Finger, Select Board Chair, Lincoln Town Office, 62 Quaker Street, Lincoln, VT 05443 or by e-mail to admin@lincolnvermont. org.

TRACY LEA BLODGETT CORBETT Neil, Patty, Barbara Jean, and Dennis. In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation in her name to any of the following charities, which spoke to Tracy’s generous and fiercely caring spirit: Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), Outreach for Earth Stewardship in Shelburne, Vt. (OFES), or The United Way of Addison County, Vt. As Katherine Hepburn famously said, “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” Tracy had all the fun, and we will all do honor to her name by breaking some of the rules.◊

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The family of Larry Gile wishes to thank our family and friends for their incredible support at the time of Larry’s passing.

Your respect for and appreciation of him demonstrated by your many calls, cards, visits, stories, prayers, food and flowers has raised us up, supported us, dried our tears and brought much-needed laughter. Our heartfelt thanks also go out to the pastor, organist, ladies and members of the Bristol Federated Church, the Bristol American Legion Post 19, the Brown McClay Funeral Home, Bristol Rescue Squad, Bristol Fire Department, and Bristol Police Department, the staff at Cubber’s Restaurant and the Old Fart’s Club. May God bless you all.

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State makes it easier to track DEC permits

By NICK GARBER website. MONTPELIER — The According to DEC officials, Department of Environmental standardization is an improvement Conservation (DEC) in January over the old system. put in place a new system intended “There were very different public to make it easier for citizens to notice requirements depending on the comment on projects and track their program,” said Jessica Mendizabal, own applications. a DEC analyst. “Those As part of ongoing “I would hope comment period lengths efforts to improve could vary depending the efficiency of state that it would on the permit type, and government, the let applicants applicants that were legislature passed an act plan their applying for the same in May 2016 requiring projects better, project, but for several the DEC to standardize so they’d different types of the public notice and permits across programs know what comment procedures in might not know the its permit process. The to anticipate difference between new Environmental in terms of public comment period Notice Bulletin (ENB), how long they lengths.” launched earlier this might have to Now, the DEC hopes year, is intended to do wait to have it has developed a just that. standardized comment The DEC issues more their permits period length for every than 9,000 permits processed.” category of permit. A — Jessica wetlands each year, and for over individual Mendizabal permit, for example, half of those issued in 2018 public notice will will always have a be issued through the minimum comment ENB, according to a press release period of 30 days. by the department. On the new “I would hope that it would let system, users can go to one online applicants plan their projects better, interface to request public meetings, so they’d know what to anticipate add comments and receive notice of in terms of how long they might their permit application decisions. have to wait to have their permits Consolidation is a major benefit processed,” Mendizabal said. of the ENB, according to the Mendizabal said that user DEC. What were once 85 permit feedback since January has been procedures have been merged into mostly positive, though the DEC just a handful of categories, and will continue to consider public all permit information can now suggestions about ways to improve be found in one place on the ENB the interface.

Sousa graduates from the Vt. Leadership Institute MIDDLEBURY — Mark Sousa continue their quests to better their of Middlebury recently graduated communities and Vermont. from the Vermont Leadership InstiA leadership development protute, which is run by gram, the Vermont the Snelling Center Leadership Institute for Government. The was created in 1995 commencement cerewith the goal of mony for the class of stimulating citizen 2018 was held June enthusiasm for and 2 at Basin Harbor participation in public Resort in Ferrisburgh service. with Speaker of the The Snelling Center House Mitzi Johnson for Government delivering the keyis a non-partisan, note address. non-profit organiSousa is general zation committed to manager at Green fostering responsible Mountain Transit and ethical civic leadin Burlington. As ership, encouraging a participant in the public service by MARK SOUSA Vermont Leadership private citizens, and Institute, he joined 22 other leaders promoting informed citizen particfrom around the state for eight over- ipation in shaping public policy in night sessions totaling 19 seminar Vermont. days between September 2017 and To learn more about the Vermont June. Speaker Johnson congratulat- Leadership Institute visit sneled the class on their hard work and or contact Suzanne accomplishments to date and offered Trahey at suzanne@snellingcenter. tips for creating change as they org or 802-859-3090.

Play war games at Orwell historic site ORWELL — Like board games? Like to strategize? Like and know your history? Come to the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell on Sunday, July 15, for the inaugural afternoon of Revolutionary War tabletop war-gaming. On hand will be several strategy games and scenarios, including “Saratoga 1777,” directly about this area and the Northern Campaign of the American Revolution. The event, suitable for ages 12 and up, is included in the regular site admission of $5 for adults and free for those under 15. Enjoy the air-conditioned building

while you play. If you want to get ready for the games, take a look at the rules for Saratoga 1777 at ycjco2kq. Call 802-948-2000 for more information. The Mount Independence State Historic Site is one of the best preserved Revolutionary War archeological sites. It is located at 497 Mount Independence Road, six miles west of the intersections of Vermont Routes 22A and 73 near Orwell village. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Oct. 14.

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DANCE INSTRUCTOR KAREN Amirault leads her Hip Hop and Broadway dance camp students through a routine at Town Hall Theater Tuesday morning. The campers will perform for the public on Friday. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

Middlebury OKs new water and sewer rates

By JOHN FLOWERS MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury water users will see an increase in their rates this fiscal year, while some residents will see their wastewater bill go down. The Middlebury selectboard unanimously endorsed new fiscal year 2019 water and sewer rates on June 26. Fiscal year 2019 started on July 1 and ends on June 30, 2019. A typical residential/commercial water user can expect to see their quarterly bill to rise by $8.22, based on consumption of 9,300 gallons during that three-month period, according to estimates prepared by town officials. The current base water rate (for residential users) over a three-month period is going up from the current $35.52 to $43.74. The out-of-town customers’ base rate has been set at $48.74 (some water customers are just outside of the Middlebury town limits in Weybridge). The water use charge in the town of Middlebury will stay the same, at $3.04 per 1,000 gallons for Middlebury properties, along with a rate of $3.84 per 1,000 gallons for out-oftowners. The new water rate is based on a newly approved water system budget of $1,349,341 for fiscal year 2019. Meanwhile, the selectboard also OK’d a new, quarterly wastewater base rate of $29 — down from the current $39.60 — while at the same time eliminating the 3,000-gallon minimum that has historically been charged to users. The current wastewater user charge of $7.78 per 1,000 gallons used is being decreased to $6.78 per 1,000 gallons used. The new rate is based on a newly approved wastewater budget of $2,699,274 for fiscal year 2019. Middlebury Director of Operations Dan Werner told the selectboard that wastewater customers who discharge less than 1,500 gallons of waste water per quarter will see a drop in their bills, as will customers above 20,000 gallons per quarter. But cus-

tomers discharging quantities in the middle of that range will likely see an increase, according to Werner. The bottom line, according to town officials: The typical residential water and wastewater user in Middlebury will see an average combined increase of $11.68 per quarter in their combined water/sewer bill. Middlebury Public Works Operations Director Bill Kernan said the new rates will serve two purposes: To cover additional costs — including labor and maintenance of the water and sewer systems — while creating a more level rate paying formula for customers. Reporter John Flowers is at


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House. The menu includes cold roasted turkey, potato salad, broccoli salad, rolls, dessert and beverage served buffet style. The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children. Take out orders available. More info at 802- 877-3150. *CANCELLED* Summer dinner in Brandon. Saturday, July 14, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Thomas and Grace Episcopal Church, 19 Conant Sq. A public dinner featuring cold salads with ham and turkey, pickles, and rolls with brownies and ice cream for dessert. A good will offering will be taken at the door to benefit Rutland Meals on Wheels and the local

Age Well Senior Luncheon-in Vergennes. Thursday, July 12, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for Age Well Senior Luncheon in Bristol. bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon of BBQ Monday, July 16, 10:45 a.m., Cubbers, Main chicken breast, home fries, broccoli florets, wheat St. Doors open at 10:45 a.m., meal served at bread, and strawberry shortcake with cream. Bring 11 a.m. Chef’s Choice, always delicious, includes your own place setting. Advanced reservations beverage and dessert. $5 suggested donation does required. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. not include gratuity. Advanced reservations required. Open to anyone age 60 and up and Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. Open to their spouse of any age. Free ride may anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388Free ride may be provided. 2287 to inquire. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to “Patient Care: Death and Life in the inquire. Emergency Room” in Middlebury. TAEKWON DO KICKS is offering basic self‑defense work‑ “It’s time for Baseball’s Thursday, July 12, 3 p.m., Community shops for pre‑teens and adults throughout the area, $40 All-Star Game” in Middlebury. Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 per person or $70 for two. Paid pre‑registration required. July Monday, July 16, 3-4:15 p.m., Eastview Ter. Emeritus member of the 14th in Middlebury from 1:00 ‑ 5:00; July 28th in Hinesburg Community Room, EastView at American Academy of Pediatrics and Middlebury, 100 Eastview Ter. the American College of Emergency from 1:00 ‑ 5:00; August 4th in Vergennes from 1:00 ‑ 5:00; Karl Lindholm (Dr. Baseball) will Physicians, Paul Seward, M.D., has August 11th in Orwell from 1:00 ‑ 5:00. Call 802‑377‑0476 discuss the All-Star Game and been a physician for nearly fifty years, or email: tell the story of Leo Durocher and has spent the majority of those and the Bricklayer’s Daughter, years working in Emergency Rooms on MIDDLEBURY STUDIO SCHOOL — Adult Classes:  Clay: Wheel when Middlebury was the focus both coasts. “Patient Care” is his first & Hand building, Expressive Painting, Pastels, Plein Air Painting, of the national news at the book. Co-sponsored by the Vermont All-Star break in 1964. Free and Book Shop. Books will be available to Pastels, Abstracting the Landscape Kids: Thursdays 5‑6 Colored open to the public. purchase at event. Pencil Art, Clay Wheel & Hand Building  Art Camps‑Rainbow Yoga Night in Shoreham. UVMHN/Porter Medical Center update Paper, Dragons, Weird & Wacky Art, Fairies & Friends, Art Monday, July 16, 7 p.m., Platt in Middlebury. Thursday, July 12, 4 of Thailand.  Contact Barb Memorial Library, 279 Main p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, St. Bring a mat and comfort350 Lodge Rd. Dr. Fred Kniffin, CEO 247‑3702, able clothes and practice along of UVMHN/Porter Medical Center, will with a yoga flow for beginners provide information on the recent accomstreamed instruction. plishments and current projects underway at Porter, as well as plans for the future. Free Senior Citizens Center Floor Fund. Parking available and open to the public. Fully accessible. RSVP to along Route 7 and Prospect Street, and behind the Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or pryan@residenceotred brick house on the corner of Prospect St. and Route 7. Age Well Senior Luncheon in QuickBooks pop-up tutorial in Middlebury. Thursday, Chicken BBQ in New Haven. Saturday, July 14, Vergennes. Tuesday, July 17, 10 a.m., July 12, 5-7 p.m., Second Floor Conference Room, 5-7:30 p.m., New Haven Fire House, 1389 Main St. Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Suite 8, 1590 Route 7 South. The first of a monthly The New Haven Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for series offered by The Addison County Economic BBQ offers a one half of a barbequed Misty Knoll bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon of cream Development Corporation (ACEDC). Bring your chicken, potato salad, baked beans, chips, rolls and of broccoli and cheddar soup, crackers, zucchini and QuickBooks questions and problems and network drinks for $12 per serving. summer squash, wheat roll, and melon. Bring your with other QuickBooks users and get assistance from Mars astronomy night in Hubbardton. Friday, July 14, own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Advanced QuickBooks advisers. Free. Registration required at 7-11 p.m., Hubbardton Battlefield, 5696 Monument reservations required. Call Michelle to reserve at Hill Rd. Mars will be at its best for viewing in mid to 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and Addison County Right to Life meeting in Bristol. late July as it approaches Earth. Enjoy seeing a sliver their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Thursday, July 12, 6:30 p.m., St. Ambrose Church, of the moon set before 10 p.m. The Green Mountain Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire. 11 School St. Use the front door and take the elevaAstronomers are on hand to share their telescopes Blood pressure and foot care clinic in Brandon. tor down to the Parish Hall. Primary agenda items and knowledge as you explore the night sky. Bring Tuesday, July 17, 11 a.m., Conant Square. are review of participation in the Bristol 4th of July flashlights and a blanket if you like. Call 802-273“Understanding American Politics in the Age of parade and preparations for the Field Days booth. All 2282 to confirm. Admission by donation. Trump” in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 17, 12:30-2 members are encouraged to attend and visitors are p.m., Community Room, Eastview at Middlebury, 100 welcome. More info contact Chris Holden at 802-388Eastview Ter. Matt Dickinson returns for the fourth 3563 or in a series of timely talks about the current political Composting in your backyard workshop in Challenge for Cystic Fibrosis in climate. Free and open to the public. Shoreham. Thursday, July 12, 7 p.m., Platt Memorial Vergennes. Sunday, July 15, time TBA, MNFF sneak peek with Lloyd Komesar in Library, 279 Main St. Annina Seiler of ACSWD will Basin Harbor Club, 4800 Basin Harbor Rd. Middlebury. Tuesday, July 17, 3 p.m., The Residence lead this workshop on creating garden gold. Walk, ride or run to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Lifestyle at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Komesar, producer of Foundation. Scenic 40-mile and a 8-mile cycling the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, offers his options as well as a 5K run/walk through the private insights on the films and special events at this year’s Basin Harbor Club property. Participants will be 4th Annual Festival, coming August 23-26. The short Age Well Senior Luncheon in Bristol. treated to a lakeside BBQ lunch reception, raffle and films “My Gal, Rosemarie” and “The Breakfast of Friday, July 13, 11:30 a.m., Mary’s at give-away drawings. More info at ChampsChallenge. Dreams” will be screened with Q&A to follow. Free Baldwin Creek, Route 116. Doors open at org. and open to the public. Fully accessible. RSVP to 11:30 a.m., meal served at noon, featuring feature Vermont Sun triathlon in Salisbury. Sunday, July 15, Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or pryan@residenceotCaesar salad, turkey burger with Boursin cheese 8:30 a.m., Branbury State Park, 3570 Lake Dunmore and pickled onions, potato salad, coleslaw, and Rd. A 600-yard swim, 14-mile bike and 3.1-mile run, Great Brandon Auction in Brandon. Tuesday, July strawberry shortcake with whipped cream. Advanced nestled against the Green Mountains. Bib pick up 17, 4 p.m., Estabrook Park. One of Brandon’s livelireservations required. Call Michelle to reserve at 6:40-8 a.m. More info and registration at vermontest annual events. Estabrook Park will be overflow802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not ing with items large and small and auctioneer Barb include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and Branbury Classic triathlon in Salisbury. Sunday, Watters will offer enticing bids, keeping up the pace their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. July 15, 8:30 a.m., Branbury State Park, 3570 Lake and entertaining the crowd all at the same time. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire. Dunmore Rd. A 1.5-mile paddle, 14-mile bike and Preview starts at 2 p.m. Brandon Lions will be grillChimpanzee lecture in Middlebury. Friday, July 13, 3 3.1-mile run nestled against the Green Mountains. ing dinner and providing cold drinks and snacks. p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. The 1.5 mile paddle portion of this event may be Donations needed. Contact for Wildlife photographer, researcher and conservationcompleted in a Kayak, Canoe or on a Paddleboard. details. ist John Lower shares stories and visuals from his Bib pick-up 6:45-8 a.m. More info and registration at work with endangered East African chimpanzees in Uganda. Lower is a long-time resident of Vermont War games afternoon in Orwell. Sunday, July 15, 1-4 who graduated from Mt. Abraham Union High School p.m., Mount Independence State historic Site, 472 Memory Café in Middlebury. and from Middlebury College. Free and open to Mt. Independence Rd. Come to the Mount for the Wednesday, July 18, 10 a.m., The the public. Fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at inaugural afternoon of Revolutionary War tabletop Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. For 802-388-1220 or war-gaming. Several strategy games and scenarios. people with memory loss and their caregivers, friends QuickBooks pop-up tutorial in Middlebury. Thursday, For ages 12 and up. Included in museum admission. or family. Refreshments provided. Free and open to July 12, 5-7 p.m., Second Floor Conference Room, More info at 802-948-2000. the public. Fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at Suite 8, 1590 Route 7 South. The first of a monthly Lake Champlain Key to Liberty: Past, Present 802-388-1220, or series offered by The Addison County Economic and Future Underwater Archaeology of the Age Well Senior Luncheon in Middlebury. Development Corporation (ACEDC). Bring your American Revolution in Vergennes. Sunday, July Wednesday, July 18, 11 a.m., Middlebury Rec QuickBooks questions and problems and network 15, 2 p.m. Ethan Allen Homestead Museum. Join Center, 154 Creek Rd. Doors open at 11 a.m. Meal with other QuickBooks users and get assistance from Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Archaeological served at noon. Pork chow mein, brown rice with QuickBooks advisers. Free. Registration required at Director, Chris Sabick, as he shares information on vegetables, broccoli cauliflower blend, rye bread, and the research efforts related to the Revolutionary grapes will be served. Bring your own place setting. War that LCMM is engaged in. Free. Donations $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations appreciated. required. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. DaddyLongLegs in Middlebury. Sunday, July 15, 2 Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Monthly Wildlife Walk in Middlebury. any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at Infusing catchy folk songs, Celtic and “old-timey” Saturday, July 14, 7-9 a.m., Otter View 802-388-2287 to inquire. melodies, and early minstrel and jazz pieces with Park and the Hurd Grassland, Weybridge St. Middle Grade Book Club in Middlebury. Wednesday, passion and intricacy, DaddyLongLegs is playful and and Pulp Mill Bridge Rd. Otter Creek Audubon and July 18, 5 – 5:45 p.m., Vermont Book Shop, 38 dynamic. Free and open to the public. Fully accessithe Middlebury Area Land Trust invite community Main St. For kids ages 8 to 12. Read “Well, That ble. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or pryan@ members to help survey birds and other wildlife at Was Awkward” by Rachel Vail and come to discuss Meet at Otter View Park parking area. Shorter and Joan Hutton Landis Summer Reading Series in over Nino’s pizza. Second of three. Come to one or longer routes possible. Beginning birders welcome. all three meetings. Parents are welcome (but not Rochester. Sunday, July 15, 5-8 p.m., Big Town More info at 802-388-1007 or 802-388-6019. required) to attend. Contact jenny@vermontbookG a l l e r y, 99 N. Main St. Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section Young to RSVP or for more info. Adventurers Club hike in Shelburne. Saturday, Stargazing open house in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 14, Shelburne Farms. A hike along July 18, 9-10:30 p.m., Mittelman Observatory, Shelburne Farms trails followed by McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Route 125. Jupiter “Raptors in Residence” presentation. and Saturn will be in the evening sky on many Pace is geared towards younger of these dates. A variety of interesting adventurers (ages 4-8). Everyone stars, star clusters, and nebulae will also is welcome. Tailored to the indibe visible through the Observatory’s vidual participants, and fun for telescopes. Free and open to the the whole family. More info public, weather permitting. Check contact Lauren Bierman at the Observatory web site at 802-349-7498 or bierman1218@gmail. or call 802-443-2266 after 7 P.M. com. See cost of admison the evening of the event. sion at shelburnefarms. org/visit. More activities at Raise a roof for Haiti WalkKids Can! Learn a-thon in Bristol. Saturday, to make a 3-minute July 14, 9-11 a.m., Bristol video in Hubbardton. town green. Help raise funds Thursday, July 19, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., to build a roof for the Orphanage Hubbardton Battlefield, 5696 Monument of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, near Hill Rd. Children ages 11 to 15 are invited to Port-au-Prince. More info contact Karen this workshop with Bob Franzoni to learn how Wheeler at 802-349-9351 or raisaroofto write, direct, act in and produce a 2 to 3-minute video. Bring lunch and snacks. Fee includes materiInstrument petting zoo with Miss Cusson in als. Pre-registration required. Information on sibling Shoreham. Saturday, July 14, 1 p.m., Platt Memorial discounts and scholarships available. Cost $15. Call Library, 279 Main St. Come explore some brass, 802-273-2282 by July 12 to register. Limit 10 students. woodwind, and stringed instruments with the music ENDANGERED CHIMPANZEES ARE the Age Well Senior Luncheon in Ferrisburgh. Thursday, teacher at Shoreham and Bridport Elementary subject of a presentation by wildlife phoJuly 19, 11 a.m., Button Bay State Park, Button Bay Schools. Fun for all ages. tographer, researcher and conservationist Rd. Annual Button Bay BBQ. Doors open at 10:45 *CHANGED FROM JULY 7* Cold roast turkey and John Lower at The Residence at Otter Creek a.m. Music starts at 11 a.m. and lunch at noon of BBQ salad supper in Vergennes. Saturday, July 14, on Friday, July 13, at 3 p.m. The Residence Caesar chicken breast, beef burger sliders, broccoli 5-6:30 p.m., Vergennes United Methodist Church, is located at 350 Lodge Road in Middlebury. Photo/USAid salad, potato and egg salad, fruit salad, and chocolate Main Street, across from the Vergennes Opera




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chip cookies. 50/50 Raffle and door prize giveaways. Advanced tickets required and available at all of the Addison County meal sites. Call Michelle at 802-3771419. $5 suggested donation. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire. A Walk in their Shoes: Dementia Simulation in Middlebury. Thursday, July 19, 4-5 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Certified Dementia Practitioners take you through an experience to better create a positive environment for those with dementia. Be guided through the challenges of compromised vision, hearing and dexterity which all affect cognition. Free and open to the public. Fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or Vermont and the Underground Railroad presentation in Bristol. Thursday, July 19, 7 p.m., Howden Hall, 19 West St. The Bristol Historical Society welcomes Jane Williamson, former director of the Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh to will explore the Underground Railroad and its effect on the abolitionist movement and life in Vermont. Free and open to the public. More info call Steve Ayotte at 802-453-7709.




Preschoolers at the Point in Addison. Friday, July 20, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 31 Route 17. Bring your preschooler to enjoy story and craft time at Chimney Point. Topics relate to the history of Chimney Point and may include archaeology, bridges, boats, clocks, post offices or lighthouses. A parent or responsible adult must be with the child. Ages 3 to 5. Well-behaved siblings welcome. Bring snacks if you like. Call 802-759-2412 for topic. Suggested donation $5 per family. Riverboat Music with Jazzou Jones in Middlebury. Friday, July 20, 3 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. For 30 years, Jazzou Jones has performed his one-man piano show “Riverboat Ragtime” on steamboats and showboats along America’s inland waterways. Come enjoy the toetapping syncopations of Ragtime. Free and open to the public. Refreshments and social hour to follow. Fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or Jeremy Holt in Middlebury. Friday, July 20, 4-7 p.m., Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. Calling all Nirvana fans. Join author Jeremy Holt to celebrate the publication of “Skip to the End,” a riveting graphic novel created as an allegory to the history of the legendary band Nirvana. The book explores music’s transporting properties while sharing a story of friendship, combatting addiction, and suicide awareness. Cocktails provided by Stonecutter Spirits, books provided the Vermont Book Shop. Snake Mountain Bluegrass in New Haven. Friday, July 20, 6-8-p.m., Lincoln Peak Vineyard, 142 River Rd. Vineyard opens at 5:30 for picnicking. Bring a lawn chair and relax at the end of your week with a glass of wine and great bluegrass music. Free. Wine by the glass and hot food and available for purchase. George Matthew Jr. carillon in Middlebury. Friday, July 20, 6 p.m., Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns, Middlebury College. Matthew is the Carillonneur for both Middlebury College and Norwich University. Come hear this a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free. More info at go.middlebury. edu/carillon. Eastern Mountain Time in Brandon. Friday, July 20, 6-9 p.m., The Inn at Neshobe River, 79 Stone Mill Dam Rd. Come hear this Burlington-based band when they bring their blend of Country/Folk to the Inn’s renovated 1786 vintage barn. Free. Wine, beer and hot food available for purchase. Michele Fay Band in Salisbury. Friday, July 20, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St. Fay and her band bring their Americana folk to the church as part of the Salisbury Summer Performance Series. Free-will donation.




Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section hike in Westport, N.Y. Saturday, July 21, Split Rock Mountain. Hike a 4- to 5-mile loop through mostly wooded trails that include scenic views of Lake Champlain and short spurs down to the water. Combination of flat and undulating terrain with minimal change in elevation. Wear appropriate clothing, bring water, lunch and hiking poles, if needed. Possible carpooling. More info contact Ralph Burt at or 802-355-4415. More activities at 40th annual Goshen Gallop race in Goshen. Saturday, July 21, Blueberry Hill Inn, Goshen-Ripton Rd. Register at Pancake breakfast in Shoreham. Saturday, July 21, 8-10 a.m., Shoreham Congregational Church, 28 School Rd. Enjoy blueberry pancakes, French toast, sausages, quiche, home fries, fruit, beverages, and maybe a special surprise. The cost is still only $8 for adults, $4 for children, and $20 for families. A great opportunity to share summer experiences with friends and neighbors. Mary Poppins on screen in Shoreham. Saturday, July 21, 1 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. Bring lunch to the library and enjoy a hit movie in our air-conditioning. Point CounterPoint final camper concert in Salisbury. Saturday, July 21, 1 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St. Steven Kirby Group in Brandon. Saturday, July 21, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Kirby’s Group plays richly textured, multi-layered, ebullient and lyrical jazz with evocative and exciting compositions and stellar musicianship. Show $20.

Dinner & show $45. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB. Call 802-2474295 or email to reserve.




Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section hike in Elizabethtown, N.Y. Sunday, July 22, Owl Head Lookout. Moderately difficult, 1300 vertical feet, 5.2 miles round trip. This is a moderate grade woodland hike. The summit has wide open views in almost all directions. Wear appropriate clothing, bring water, lunch and hiking poles, if needed. More info contact leader Ivor Hughes at or 802-453.4412 Possible carpooling. More activities at gmcbreadloaf. org. Lake Champlain Bridge Guided Walk in Addison/ Crown Point, N.Y. Sunday, July 22, 1-3 p.m., Crown Point, N.Y., State Historic Site museum, Just over the Crown Point Bridge. Learn about the history of what you see walking across the Lake Champlain Bridge. Crown Point, NY, site friends group president Thomas Hughes and Chimney Point administrator Elsa Gilbertson lead this round-trip guided walk. Rain or shine, dress for the weather. Includes admission to both museums. Heron Fire performs in Middlebury. Sunday, July 22, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. You’ll hear folk, rock, country, comedy, blues, jazz and even a smattering of original material at this Heron Fire performance. Making music has always been fun for them and they make audiences feel at home. Free and open to the public. Refreshments and social hour to follow. Fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or Farm to Ballet in New Haven. Sunday July 22, Golden Well Farm & Apiary, 1089 River Rd. Farmers, food, community, live classical musicians, and the graceful art of ballet. This is what makes Vermont’s Farm to Ballet so unique. Designed to tell the story of a Vermont farming operation from spring to fall, the performances serve as fundraisers to support and honor the work of local farmers and conservation organizations. Tickets in advance $20 adult/kids 12 and under free, available online at, $25 at the door.




“Music & Lyrics” on screen in Shoreham. Monday, July 23, 7 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. Check out this movie in our air conditioned library. Popcorn will be served. Vergennes City Band in Vergennes. Monday, July 23, 7 p.m., City Park.




Age Well Senior Luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, July 24, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon of Italian chicken fingers with BBQ sauce, peas & carrots, mashed potatoes, wheat roll, and tropical fruit. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire. Jon Gailmor in New Haven. Tuesday, July 24, Tues. 3 p.m., New Haven Town Gym, North St. As part of the New Haven Library’s “Libraries Rock!” program, Gailmor will help the New Haven Community Library to “rock out.” His music, performances and songwriting ability have been entertaining young and old for many years. Free and accessible. More info call Deborah Lundbech 802-453-4015. Community rhythm circle in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 24, 3 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Join percussionist Rob Zollman and have fun while making music. Drumming is emotionally and physically beneficial as it is gentle and supports memory function. Free and open to the public. Fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or




Worker’s Compensation seminar in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 25, 8-9:30 a.m., MREMS, 55 Collins Dr. The seminar “5 Things you Should Know About Worker’s Compensation” will teach you how to protect yourself from fraudulent claims, how to work to reduce your premium, how safety plays a key role and how to implement a Return to Work program effectively. More info at Age Well Senior Luncheon in Shoreham. Wednesday, July 25, 11 a.m., Halfway House, Route 22A. Soup of the day, sandwich, coleslaw, dessert, and beverage. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire. Middle Grade Book Club in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 25, 5 – 5:45 p.m., Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. Read “Just Like Jackie” and welcome special guest author Lindsey Stoddard. “Just Like Jackie” has appeared on some great book lists, like the Indies Introduce and the Indies Next TOP TEN. It also received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly. Of course, there will be Nino’s pizza. Third of three meetings. Parents are welcome (but not

required) to attend. Contact to RSVP or for more info “Music at the Riverbend” presents EmaLou and the Beat in Brandon. Wednesday, July 25, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. EmaLou and The Beat play a mix of contemporary and classic folk, rock ‘n roll, and funk music as well as originals. More info contact the Brandon Chamber of Commerce at 802-247-6401 or Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, July 25, 7-8:30 p.m., town green. A Vermont tradition since 1870, Come early and enjoy a pre-concert dinner in town or bring a picnic. Craft night: fiber arts in Shoreham. Wednesday, July 25, 7 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. Bring a current project or use our collection of yarn, crochet hooks, and needles to start something of new. Light refreshments will be served.. “The Birds of Summer” presentation in Salisbury. Wednesday, July 25, 7 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St. Bridget Butler gives an informative talk on our summertime feathered friends. Part of the Salisbury Summer Series. Free and open to the public. Stargazing open house in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 25, 9-10:30 p.m., Mittelman Observatory, McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Route 125. Jupiter and Saturn will be in the evening sky on many of these dates. A variety of interesting stars, star clusters, and nebulae will also be visible through the Observatory’s telescopes. Free and open to the public, weather permitting. Check the Observatory web site at or call 802-443-2266 after 7 P.M. on the evening of the event.

LIVEMUSIC Robert & Gigi in Middlebury. Thursday, July 12, noon, on the green. Starline Rhythm Boys in Hancock. Thursday, July 12, 6:30 p.m., on the green. The Ballroom Thieves in Middlebury. Thursday, July 12, 7 p.m., on the green. Corey Zink and County Line in Brandon. Thursday, July 12, 8 p.m., Basin Bluegrass. The Mammals in Middlebury. Thursday, July 12, 8:30 p.m. Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon. Friday, July 13, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Basin Rd. Hans Uwe Hielschier in Middlebury. Friday, July 13, 6 p.m., Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns. The Welterweights in Middlebury. Friday, July 13, 7 p.m., on the green. Deb Brisson and the Hayburners in Middlebury. Friday, July 13, 7-9 p.m., Notte. Stone Cold Roosters in Middlebury. Friday, July 13, 8:30 p.m., on the green. Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon. Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Basin Rd. Vermont Jazz Ensemble in Middlebury. Saturday, July 14, 7 p.m., Main St. Twenty-first Annual Bach Bash in Granville. Saturday, July 14, 7 p.m., Granville Town Hall Brillhart and Smith in Brandon. Saturday, July 14, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music. Two Forrests and Two Sues in Brandon. Saturday, July 14, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall. Blues Jam in Brandon. Saturday, July 14, 8 p.m., Sister Wicked. Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon. Sunday, July 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Basin Rd. DaddyLongLegs in Middlebury. Sunday, July 15, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek Twenty-first Annual Bach Bash in Rochester. Sunday, July 15, 4 p.m., Rochester Federated Church Vergennes City Band in Vergennes. Monday, July 16, 7 p.m., City Park. Point Counterpoint Faculty Ensemble in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 17, 5 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts. Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, July 18, 7 p.m., on the town green. Phineas Gage in Brandon. Wednesday, July 18, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. Medicine Tribe Trio in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 18, 7-9 p.m., Notte. Fried Dough Boys in Hancock. Thursday, July 19, 6:30 p.m., on the green. Medicine Tribe Trio in Middlebury. Thursday, July 19, 5-7 p.m., Otter Creek Brewing. Jazzou Jones in Middlebury. Friday, July 20, 3 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek Snake Mountain Bluegrass in New Haven. Friday, July 20, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln Peak Vineyard. George Matthew Jr. in Middlebury. Friday, July 20, 6 p.m., Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns Eastern Mountain Time in Brandon. Friday, July 20, 6-9 p.m., The Inn at Neshobe River Michele Fay Band in Salisbury. Friday, July 20, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church. Point Counterpoint final camper concert in Salisbury. Saturday, July 21, 1 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church. Steven Kirby Group in Brandon. Saturday, July 21, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music. Melissa Plett in Middlebury. Saturday, July 21, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Notte. Heron Fire in Middlebury. Sunday, July 22, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek. Vergennes City Band in Vergennes. Monday, July 23, 7 p.m., City Park. See a full listing of

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(Continued from Page 1A) 2.5 cents, or $25 per $100,000 of the residential tax rate next year.” assessed value of their homes. That infusion of cash allowed That would translate to about a 1 lawmakers to use formulas that percent increase. “will keep the average statewide Non-residential taxpayers are residential tax rate flat for fiscal year looking at paying more, however. 2019.” The Montpelier budget deal that ANWSD would have seen an leveled the residential rate also increase due to declining increased the statewide enrollment and a The news about non-residential property corresponding drop in tax rate by 4.5 cents to state per-pupil revenue, lower school $1.58. but the district is also taxes comes The Vergennes nonin the second year of its on the heels of residential rate rose tax breaks awarded by the Vergennes by less, 2.41 cents, to the state for approving City Council’s $1.5518. The lower unification. Therefore, number is due to the late-June its district-wide tax rate city’s state-calculated is 8 cents lower than decision to set Common Level of otherwise would have the municipal Appraisal (CLA), which been required to support tax rate at 83.5 measures how the city’s its four schools and cents, a 2.5-cent property assessments administrative costs. compare overall to fair increase over The news about market value. lower school taxes the past fiscal According to the comes on the heels year. state, the Vergennes of the Vergennes City CLA is 101.82, Council’s late-June decision to set essentially meaning that the city the municipal tax rate at 83.5 cents, a over-values its property by about 1.8 2.5-cent increase over the past fiscal percent. Therefore, the state lowers year. its school-tax rates by a similar Officials said on Tuesday they amount. If a municipality’s CLA is had yet to calculate what they would too low the state raises the rates. In have to add to taxpayers’ bills to both cases this calculation is made in fund the disabled veterans’ tax break an effort to collect tax money fairly voters approved a number of years from all communities regardless of ago. Typically that exemption adds a the accuracy of their assessments. half-cent or less to the overall rate, For the owners of commercial one that stands at $2.4537 for $100 and rental property in Vergennes, of property valuation before the the bottom line is that the combined veterans’ tax break is calculated. increases in the state non-residential Therefore it appears that Vergennes and the municipal rates could residential property taxpayers are translate to an additional $54 in taxes looking at an increase of at most per $100,000 of assessed value.

(Continued from Page 1A) of public policy for Vermont. “It’s a clear violation of medical ethics to withhold vital and in some cases life-saving information from your patients.” Federal Title X funding is distributed around the U.S. to support an array of healthcare services that include cervical and breast cancer screenings, birth control resources, contraceptive education, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted disease and HIV testing. Title X funds do not fund abortion procedures and education, which make up just one of the many family planning and health services provided by Planned Parenthood health centers such as the one in Middlebury. Rather than moving through Congress, the new rules would simply be enacted as an administrative change to the official policy of the Health and Human Services. The rule will either be approved or denied by Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar following a public comment period that ends July 31. What does this mean for health centers such as the one in Middlebury? If the gag rule passes, Planned Parenthood health centers will essentially have to choose between two options: either turning down the federal money and continuing to counsel patients about abortion options or taking Title X funds and curtailing the counseling that center workers offer, Leriche said. Title X money accounted for $754,387 of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England’s (PPNNE) total funding for Vermont health

centers for fiscal year 2016, the last year for which data was available, according to Vermont Department of Health spokesman Ben Truman. Leriche says Vermont’s Planned Parenthood health centers will continue to provide the services they always have in the face of the potential changes. If funding falls through, they will turn to other sources such as philanthropy rather than compromise long-standing practice. “Middlebury is a Title X health center,” Leriche said. “If the gag rule moves forward in its current form, we feel very certain that we will not be able to accept Title X funds. In other words we have decided that we will have to forego participating in the Title X program so that we can continue offering comprehensive healthcare to our patients. The most important thing is to provide quality healthcare to our patients, and Title X, as it would stand under the new gag rule if it’s enacted, would keep us from being able to do that.” Planned Parenthood clinics in Vermont do receive funding from other sources — mostly philanthropic ones, according to Leriche. The organization’s financial reports show that total grants and contributions for all PPNNE health centers came to $5,093,613 in 2016, the most recent year for which data was available. Title X funding accounts for a large portion of Planned Parenthood’s total funding for Vermont health centers. Leriche says the amount of Title X funding PPNE gets is far from inconsequential, and that funding would vanish if the gag rule passes. This presents a serious obstacle to

LUCY LERICHE low-income Vermonters — migrant workers from Latin America, lowincome white residents in rural areas and others such as young students returning home to Vermont after finishing school out of state — seeking basic Planned Parenthood services such as sexually transmitted disease tests and cancer screenings. Low-income patients (those who earn less than $24,000 annually in a household of one) make up 58 percent of all Planned Parenthood patients in the state, according to Planned Parenthood Vermont Communications Director Eileen Sullivan. Title X funding helps this demographic by allowing health centers to provide free and discounted care: the Planned Parenthood Health Center in Middlebury provided its patients $35,219 subsidized care

in 2017, according to a document provided by PPNNE. Any loss in funding hurts people unable to pay for care who rely on free and discounted services, Leriche said. “This is the really unconscionable part of all of this,” she said. “Access is having the right service at the right time in the place that you can get to, but access also includes whether you can pay, can you afford it. What Title X does is help us with that ‘can you afford it’ part because we’ve done pretty well otherwise with access in terms of geographic distribution of health centers.” While Planned Parenthood health centers make up just 13 percent of all Title X-funded health organizations nationwide, PPNNE is the only organization in Vermont that receives Title X funding, according to Sullivan. Although the potential changes are alarming, Planned Parenthood’s Vermont staff is fighting the proposed rule changes as hard as they can. Leriche said that closing health centers is not an option and that every step will be taken to keep them open regardless of the outcome of the comment period. “We’re hoping that this will have a very minimal impact,” Leriche said. “We’re doing everything in our power to push back on this rule and other bad policies of this administration hostile to both women and men.” Until the comment period ends on July 31, Americans have the opportunity to affect Azar’s final decision through contributing to comment threads online. Leriche urges people to speak out against the rule change by going to and signing a petition calling HHS Secretary Azar to strike down the proposed law. “We’re trying to get as many comments as possible before the July 31 deadline on this rule,” she said.

Battlefield history tour set July 21 VERMONT — What and where were the summertime highlights of the Burgoyne invasion of 1777 that led to the autumn British surrender at Saratoga — what became known as the turning point of the War for American Independence? Answer that question and see exactly where the history happened when the Crown Point Road Association leads a single-day long-distance driveyourself caravan road trip tour from the Hubbardton Battlefield in Rutland The trip County, Vt., to itinerary the Bennington consists B a t t l e f i e l d , of guided located in New York State, tours of both just west of battlefields B e n n i n g t o n and multiple County, Vt. very brief The drive will stops along take place on the way, Saturday, July ending with 21. The trip visits to the i t i n e r a r y Bennington c o n s i s t s Battle of guided Monument tours of both battlefields and and to the multiple very Bennington brief stops Museum. along the way, ending with visits to the Bennington Battle Monument (Vermont’s only skyscraper) and to the Bennington Museum. The day’s schedule begins at 9 a.m., with a historian-led tour of the authentic battleground at East Hubbardton’s state historic site, and ends at 5 p.m., closing time at the Bennington Museum. Lunch is not included, so all are urged to bring a lunch and cold beverages. A brief lunch break will take place at the Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site. Quick stops along the way include Castleton village, the East Poultney green, Pawlet, Dorset, Manchester village, Arlington, and Shaftsbury, Vt. The Green Mountain Boys militia used this route during the summer of 1777 and at other times. No charge will be collected for the overall tour, but three individual entrance fees are charged and are the responsibility of each participant. The group discount admission prices for this organized tour are $1.50 per person at Hubbardton Battlefield, $2 per person at Bennington Battle Monument, and $8.50 per person (cash or credit card, but no checks) at the Bennington Museum. The tour will go forward rain or shine. It is a never-before offered public event. Questions about the trip may be directed to tour leader Tom Hughes at 802-388-2967.

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40 years and counting MIDDLEBURY’S FESTIVAL ON-the-Green, in its 40th year, is already half over so see it soon. The weather has been great and the music even better. The fest runs through Saturday night. Pictured here from the first three days are, clockwise from top left, Shaun Bengson; Jon Gailmor; the Sunday night crowd; Nicholas Williams of Genticorum; James Hill and Anne Janelle; Yann Falquet of Genticorum; Lily Honigberg and Chris Overholser of Night Tree; Abigail Nessen Bengson and Annie Voorhees; Pascal Gemme of Genticorum; and Mokoomba.

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Simmons, O’Brien

MIDDLEBURY — John and Susan Simmons of Middlebury, Vt., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Bree Simmons to Mark O’Brien, son of Dr. Charles and Eugenia O’Brien of Portland, Maine. Bree received a B.A. in Studio Art from Davidson College. She is currently a financial advisor and managing partner with Simmons Financial in Gray, Maine. Mark received a B.A. in Biological Sciences from University of Denver and an A.S. degree in Nursing from Southern Maine Community College. He is currently a Registered Nurse at Lewiston, Maine. Central Maine Medical Center in A fall wedding is planned.

milestones births

• Mercedes Forbes and Wade Terrier of Bridport, June 20, a girl, Octavia Rose Terrier. • Jamie Quesnel and Adam Bunde of Ticonderoga, N.Y., June 23, a girl, Emma Kate Bunde. • Katherine Hatch and Benjamin Morgan of Vergennes, a girl, June 26, Zoey Paulette Morgan. • Amber and Todd Dietrich of Leicester, June 28, a girl, Caroline Rae Dietrich. • Roberta Sinnock and Edward Lafayette of Lincoln, June 30, a boy, Oliver Leon Lafayette. • Amanda (Snider) and Martin Landon Jr. of Whiting, June 30, a girl, Aliza Mae Landon.


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TOWN HALL THEATER’S young company cast of “The Lion King” pauses for a photo opportunity during rehearsal. The show will run on Friday, July 27, at 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29 at 2 p.m.

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Young actors to debut in ‘Lion King’ at THT MIDDLEBURY — “It’s the circle of life/ and it moves us all,” sings the menagerie behind one of Broadway’s most popular shows. “The Lion King,” which won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1998 and is currently the highest-grossing Broadway musical in history, now comes to Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater on July 27-29 under the direction of Doug Anderson. “Once a year I get to direct young people in a big musical,” says Anderson, “and it’s always the most

fun I have all year. ‘The Lion King’ is the perfect vehicle for this talented, smart group of kids.” Based on the 1994 Disney movie, “The Lion King” follows the coming of age of Simba, a young lion whose wish to become king of the Pridelands is thwarted by a devious plot to steal the throne. Bristol’s Helen Weston will once again serve as music director, continuing her three-year run of collaborations with Anderson: the first Young Company summer

Salisbury SALISBURY — Last week’s performance of the Summer Series featured the husband and wife duo, MaryBeth Zamer and Mike Lewis, on guitar and vocals. Their music featured various folk songs, including some they had written. They were greatly enjoyed by the audience. There is no performance this week

production “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “James and the Giant Peach,” and last year’s “Annie.” Kate Tilton of Middlebury and Town Hall Theater’s summer Production Assistant Tim Hansen will design props and costumes. The cast at the time of this printing includes Asa Baker-Rouse, Megan Balparda, Anijah Beauvais, Vanille Bouvrot, Parker Chester, Chloe Clark, Marguerite Gallon, Walter Hardy-Mittell, Paige Hescock, Greta Jennison, Sophie Mason, Sam

Michaels, Cierra-Rayne Miller, Beatrice Porter, Noah Sabourin, Dorothy Seifert, Benjamin Torres and Thomas Wolosinski. The show will run on Friday, July 27, at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 28, at 2 p.m., and Sunday, July 29, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for ages 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased at, by calling 802-382-9222, at the THT box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., or at the door one hour before show time.

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so people can enjoy the Festival-onthe-Green in Middlebury. On Friday, July 20, the Michele Fay Band, an Americana folk ensemble, will perform beginning at 7:30 p.m. The following Friday, July 27, will feature Deb Brisson and the Hayburners, a folk rock band. The terrible heat and humidity brought out a large crowd to enjoy the

annual Fourth of July Ice Cream Social at the church and raised about $1500 for the church. On Wednesday, July 25, the Salisbury Conservation Commission and the Lake Dunmore/Fern Lake association will present “The Birds of Summer” with Bridget Butler. The talk will begin at 7 p.m. in the church and is free and open

to the public. Town clerk Sue Scott has absentee ballots available for the August 14 primary election. You may stop by the office to pick up a ballot or call Sue and request one be mailed to you. You may also participate in early voting either at the office in person or by returning your absentee ballot.

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SheFly (Continued from Page 1A) MORE THAN A PAIR feeling cold for hours afterward, OF PANTS to the point where I started cutting Edwards wants readers to know my water consumption,” Edwards that SheFly is a company that’s said. “After a few weeks, I thought, doing more than just making pants; ‘There has to be a better way to do it’s also embracing a movement. this.’” “Pants were invented for men, and That’s when Edwards developed haven’t really been modified since her idea for SheFly, “a layerable then,” Edwards said. line of outdoor pants for women Edwards recalled that a recent that allow them to easily relieve Ann Taylor campaign taught her that themselves outside.” up until the 1940s, women could be But, it wasn’t until Edwards jailed for wearing pants in public. It enrolled in the Middlebury College wasn’t until 1972 that schools and Entrepreneurs course, taught by universities allowed women to wear David Bradbury of the Vermont pants and shorts. Center for Emerging Technologies “The problem is not our anatomy, (VCET) and Sam it’s our clothing,” Roach-Gerber, in “One in four Edwards said. January 2018 that grown women She wants to bring she was able to make the spirit of Ann at Middlebury SheFly a reality. Taylor’s empowering Over her winter College peed their campaign, “Pants are break in 2017, pants in the past Power,” to the outdoor Edwards taught year because they clothing world. herself how to sew, couldn’t get their “We are tired of the and came back to shrink-it and pink-it clothing out of the campus with several strategy in women’s pairs of snow pants, way in time or outdoor clothing outfitted with zippers they couldn’t get design,” SheFly’s that went all the way to a bathroom in website reads. around, from front time. It’s pretty T h r o u g h to back. She let her crazy if you think M i d d l e b u r y friends test out her Entrepreneurs and new prototypes on about it.” VCET, Edwards — Georgia Grace gained access to a the slopes of the Edwards of SheFly couple of Female Snow Bowl. One of Edwards’ first projects Entrepreneur events in Middlebury Entrepreneurs was to in Burlington, where she’s had the develop a survey to get customer chance to meet other women who feedback. After receiving more have founded start-ups. than 100 responses in less than “To see people like me pushing a 24 hours, Edwards found that 25 product, especially a gender-specific percent of young female adventurers product, has been immensely on Middlebury’s campus had a helpful. It serves as good motivation, bathroom accident outside in the even when I’ve gotten stuck along past year. the way,” Edwards said. “One in four grown women at Despite facing the challenges that Middlebury College peed their come along with starting a business pants in the past year because they while being a full-time student, couldn’t get their clothing out of Edwards has received her fair share the way in time or they couldn’t of accolades. get to a bathroom in time. It’s She won first place in Burlington’s pretty crazy if you think about it,” “Soup” pitch competition held at Edwards said. the co-working space, Study Hall So, with the help of her co- Collective, and won second place founder, Bianca Gonzalez, and in Middlebury Entrepreneurs’ Final a team of a few more ambitious Pitch Competition. Middlebury students, Edwards set WHAT’S NEXT out to create more SheFlys. At first, This summer, Edwards is working she modified pants that her friends on SheFly from VCET’s Middlebury and family members owned to and Burlington offices. include wrap-around zippers. Now, In the near future, she hopes she says, SheFly is trying to create to patent her idea, to create a pants of their own design, from start Kickstarter campaign to complete to finish. the research and development stage,

No details available on possible drug probe

MIDDLEBURY — Multiple Vermont State Police vehicles converged upon a Court Street home on Friday, July 6, in what VSP Lt. Jeff Donaski described as an “investigation into possible drug activity.” Three separate witnesses told the Independent they saw at least three state police cruisers and

possibly two more police cars parked in a residential driveway a few properties north of the intersection of Charles Street and Route 7. Authorities are currently not giving any details about the specific address nor are they identifying any suspects who might be under investigation.

By the way (Continued from Page 1A) good nutrition is encouraged to take what they need for a good meal or two. Financial contributions are welcomed; checks should be made payable to UCOL with “FMS” on the memo line. Any questions about the program should be directed to Jim at 349-0545.

GEORGIA GRACE EDWARDS shows off some of the outdoor pants for women that her company, SheFly, produces. The unique feature of the pants is that they allow a woman to relieve herself outside easily and discreetly. Courtesy photo

and to pair with a manufacturer. business in a foreign country, and to In the meantime, SheFly, which teach people the business skills that began making snow pants, but has she’s learned through SheFly. expanded into hiking gear and long Edwards will continue to work underwear, is busy fulfilling its first on SheFly while she’s in the Czech major order. Republic, and has big ideas for the Middlebury Outdoor Programs’ brand’s future. Equipment Room, which provides “Hopefully we can convince a outdoor gear for college bigger store one students to rent free of day that this is charge, has ordered 10 “The problem is something that pairs of SheFly’s “Long not our anatomy, there is demand Janes” long underwear. it’s our clothing.” for, and that The long underwear has morally they — Georgia Grace should take on,” “Split-P” technology — Edwards Edwards said. flaps that line up with the wrap-around zipper on You can check the outside. out SheFly at, and After a busy summer at SheFly, on Facebook and Instagram. SheFly Edwards, who just graduated from is looking for local seamstresses who Middlebury in May and earned a have experience with zippers, as well Fulbright scholarship for further as eager prototype-testers. study, will jet off to the Czech Republic where she will be an English teaching assistant at a business school. She is excited to learn about

Homeward Bound in Middlebury is offering some extra peace of mind to pet owners concerned about their beloved pet getting lost. The nonprofit organization will offer a microchip clinic on Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to noon at 236 Boardman St. The clinic is open to both dogs and cats. The $35 fee covers the microchip implant and initial registration. Micro-chipping substantially increases the likelihood of a pet returning home by offering secure, reliable and permanent identification. Statistics show that one in three pets will become lost at some point during their life. Registered microchips give lost pets a better chance of returning home. Homeward Bound staff ask that all dogs be on leash and cats be in carriers. Call 388-1100 to preregister. Vermont Fish & Wildlife officials are encouraging aspiring hunters to take their mandatory education course this summer, because fewer courses will be available later in the year. Nicole Meier, a Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s Hunter Education Program official, explained more courses are available now because many of the certified volunteer instructors have more time to give

the courses before the fall hunting seasons begin. Completion of a free course is required prior to purchasing an initial Vermont hunting, bow hunting or trapping license. Upcoming courses and information are listed on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife website ( For more information about hunter education in Vermont, call 802828-1193. The Addison Central Teens organization has been chosen by the Hannaford Supermarket in Middlebury as the latest beneficiary of the “fresh Cookbook” fundraiser. This means ACT will net $5 for every time a fresh Cookbook (with recipes gleaned from the magazine called “fresh”) is sold at the Middlebury Hannaford location during the months of July and August. In addition to helping ACT, each cookbook purchase generates more than 20 nutritious meals for children in families struggling with food insecurity. Get ready to help Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater (THT) celebrate its tenth birthday on Tuesday, July 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. The thriving THT on Merchants Row opened in 2008 following a major fundraising campaign to purchase the former Knights of Columbus Hall and transform it into a performing arts center. Have some cake with the THT crew, take a walk down memory lane and catch some live entertainment at the July 31 celebration.

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Bixby (Continued from Page 1A) dedication to staff development; interview. “The staff is fantastic … I communication skills; interest in haven’t met all of our volunteers, but having community members present I’ve met some of them, and they’re at library programs; and willingness wonderful.” to listen to what local residents Harris said her enthusiasm for would like to see at their library. the library and the towns it serves is BACKGROUND intertwined: She believes libraries Harris’s family moved to Swanton should play a major role in their from Essex when she was six. She communities, and she wants to help took her Missisquoi Valley Union that happen at the Bixby. High School degree to Marlboro “When you as a resident of one of College, where she earned degrees the five towns think of in translation studies community, I want you and creative writing. to think of the Bixby,” “I’m absolutely Her mother was thrilled that it’s Harris said. a librarian, first in Dedication to that a librarian that’s Alburg’s elementary goal made Harris stand coming to be our school and then in out in what Bixby director. She Enosburg’s high Board Chairwoman school. And her mother Paula Moore said was understands quietly prepared her a strong field of 15 Vergennes. She book-loving daughter is putting down candidates. for her career. “At this time in the roots already in “She never told library’s history, as we the community.” me, but she kind are wanting to involve — Paula Moore of groomed me for (more people) and be librarianship,” Harris open to more people said. “She would bring using the library than ever, she had home a box of books and say, ‘Read suggestions for getting out in the this and tell me who to give this to.’ community, introducing herself and And then she would do it again and finding out what the library can do to again and again.” serve different groups,” Moore said. After she graduated from Harris came to the Bixby after two Marlboro, Harris was certified to and a half years as the librarian at the teach English as a second language Holocaust Museum Houston, where and traveled around Eastern Europe. she supported that Texas institution’s Harris was particularly fond of research efforts. But Moore said Poland, but landed a job teaching Harris’s work in Enosburg and her outside of Moscow. understanding of Vermont were at She loved the area and the people, least as important to the Bixby Board but not the teaching profession, as that prestigious post. and instead obtained her master’s “I’m absolutely thrilled that in library information science it’s a librarian that’s coming to be from Kent State University. She our director,” Moore said. “She then successfully applied for the understands Vergennes. She is Enosburg job. putting down roots already in the “It was a great experience. It was community.” a learning experience. It was a very Moore also cited Harris’s small library. It just taught me to “leadership style,” including her do everything you could possibly

want to know,” Harris said. “I did everything from cataloguing to cleaning the toilet.” But after about four years she felt she had learned all she could there, and among the jobs she sought was at the Holocaust Museum Houston, which was jointly founded by more than 1,000 Holocaust survivors. “It was also really rewarding. I got to work really closely with Holocaust survivors and formed really close relationships with them,” Harris said. But after a time Harris felt she was missing her true calling by remaining behind the lines. “I became, I don’t want to say interested in social justice so much as interested in social engagement. And just all of a sudden I knew I was in the wrong place in a museum library helping people do academic research,” Harris said. “I saw how a public library is positioned to affect community change and increase community.” She began to seek a role in a public library just as the Bixby advertised to replace Spencer, who stepped down on June 29. The ad caught Harris’s attention. “When I was at Enosburg, you could count the best libraries in the state on one hand, and this library was one of them,” Harris said. LOOKING AHEAD Harris said she will work hard to achieve her goal of “making the library into the place where when you think of community, you think of the library,” something that echoes the board’s 2017 strategic plan. That document informed both the transformation of the Bixby’s west wing downstairs into a community living room with computer bars, couches, chairs and tables, and future plans for an elevator to the rear of that room that will allow for a meeting room and larger space

for children’s programming on the library’s second floor. “I want people to think about this as the place where people think about going to see people, to do activities, and that’s very much in line with the strategic plan,” she said. Harris said this work will not be done at the expense of books — she knows a percentage of the library’s constituents are upset about the recent removal of some of its book collection and the internal reconfiguration. Harris said all libraries have to “weed” their collections to make room for new books, and all have policies to determine when books that have not been circulated should be removed — in the Bixby’s case books that were recently weeded had not been in circulation for at least three years. “A lot of the reason we weed is we

have such good materials coming in,” Harris said. “We have finite space.” Nonfiction books also must be up to date, she said. “If you come into the library and you or a loved one were just diagnosed with cancer I cannot give you a book that was published in 1991,” Harris said. “If your child is doing a school project I can’t give you a book that says Bush is president.” As for achieving her goals for community outreach, Harris said one tactic will be to get out of the Bixby. “It’s literally physically going out to those surrounding towns and saying, ‘How can I help you?’ and finding ways to ways to bring them in,” she said. One way to get residents to come in will be to ask them to present in their areas of expertise. “I’ve had this idea for a long

time that everyone is an expert at something,” Harris said. “I would like to see community teaching community. I would like to make it a series of local experts.” For example, she rejected a state official’s offer of a speaker from Swanton for a November agriculture awareness event. “Why would I bring in an agricultural specialist from Swanton when we have an agricultural community here?” she said. Harris admits to being ambitious, for herself and for the Bixby. And she hopes to stick around. “I want to make a name for myself in the Vermont library world, and in the national library world. I want to be presenting at state conferences within the next three years, and at national conferences in the next 10,” she said. “And while I do that I want to make a name for the Bixby.”

ground with proper planning in the area.” The study is in part being triggered by a recent proposal

by Primax Properties to develop a 19,113-square-foot Tractor Supply retail store off Foote Street, on a 6.5-acre parcel located

behind the A&W Restaurant. The plan has already earned a local permit through the Middlebury Development Review Board, but has hit a snag during its Act 250 review. The Act 250 review panel analyzed the current number of left-hand turns off Route 7 in the project area and determined the additional Tractor Supply traffic would drive the need for a new, left-turn lane to access the store — at Primax’s expense. Estimated cost of installing that new lane, according to Murray, is $100,000 to $200,000, a price she said Primax appears willing to pay. But that won’t always be the case, officials noted. “We don’t often get a developer coming along who’s able to afford that,” Murray said. Primax leaders were shocked by the left-turn lane requirement, and local planners believe a Route 7 South corridor study could, in part, give future developers a more reliable preview of potential infrastructure mandates their building projects might trigger based on traffic counts and related stress on intersections. Murray acknowledged there’s a way to get the state to pay for transportation-related improvements — through a list of county priority projects maintained by the Addison County Regional Planning Commission (ACRPC). “Not all that traffic going down Route 7 is local traffic,” Murray said. “A lot of it is traffic going to other parts of the state. So the cost of construction improvements on Route 7 should theoretically be borne by the state, not by developers coming in to help our local economy.” But with a limited state capital improvement budget, it can take years for individual projects to move from the ACRPC wish list to

construction. And that’s often too long for landowners and developers who want to build. A master plan could at least help get transportation project ideas onto the ACRPC list more quickly, according to Murray. “I know intuitively a lot of people think we need a light at (the intersection of Route 7 South) and Boardman Street, but let’s get numbers that prove that,” she said. “Let’s get a project to regional planning … and have them help us get it on a state list, and maybe the state can get around to it before it becomes something that thwarts local development.” This isn’t the first time the planning commission has given special attention to the Route 7 South area. Murray pointed to a map that her predecessor, Fred Dunnington, drew up in 1998. That map depicts three possible development “nodes” along the same stretch outside Middlebury village. Each node includes such familiar businesses as Rosie’s Restaurant, Foster Motors, Bread Loaf Corp. and Denecker Chevrolet. The three nodes are separated by clusters of trees and other natural buffers. While the commission won’t simply adopt Dunnington’s 20-year-old map, the document will provide some helpful background for the new Route 7 corridor study, according to Murray. Middlebury Planning Commission Chairperson Barbara Saunders fully supports the idea of a Route 7 South master plan. She called the Tractor Supply Act 250 decision a “wakeup call,” and believes a master plan could pave for the way for “logical development that doesn’t lead to sprawl.” Reporter John Flowers is at

MASHA HARRIS IS the new executive director of the Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes.

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of the community to not have the appearance of sprawl in that corridor,” Murray said. “I think there’s a way to find a common

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Coping strategies in the changing natural world My wife and I often laugh when folks who have moved to Vermont or come here to college from places like Florida, Texas and southern California start complaining about how cold it is, and it’s still early October. The temperature will have dropped down into the 40s, or maybe we’ll even have seen our first frost, and they will be all bundled up in heavy winter coats shivering and wondering how we can stand the bitter cold weather. “You haven’t seen anything yet,” we want to warn them, though we try to do so gently. Recently we got a taste of our own medicine, however. Twice in the same week we complained about the terrible oppressive heat and humidity we’d been experiencing with five days in a row in the 90s. Once we made the mistake of making that complaint to a friend from Southeast Asia. The other time it was to somebody from Houston. Neither of them showed us any sympathy at all. They just laughed and said this so-called heat was nothing, implying that we were soft — or to use a term from my childhood, “wimpy.” I confess it is true. I’m a heat wimp. My good friend who grew up in the mountains of New York, went to college at Middlebury, and then (See Dickerson, Page 2B)

Sports BRIEFS Foursomes win in Ralph Myhre play

MIDDLEBURY — The foursome of Father Skip Baltz, Dale White, Jill Jesso-White and Mary Ann Broughton prevailed in last week’s Friday Evening Mixer competition at Ralph Myhre Golf Course. Taking second was the quartet of Steve Kellogg, Amy Nuceder, Nicole Laberge and Bill Laberge, with Liz Andrews, Bernie Andrews, Deb Hadeka and Jim Hadeka finishing third. In July 5 Bill Davidson Thursday Men’s Golf the team Matt Biette, Joe Thilbourg, Joe Bartlett and Doug Biklen was the winner, and Deem Schoenfeld, Mike Schoenfeld, Tom Maxwell and Neil Mackey took second. Joe Thilbourg shot the day’s low net score.

Youth basketball camp is scheduled MIDDLEBURY — The annual Middlebury Mayhem AAU team’s youth basketball skills camp will be held at the Middlebury town gymnasium from July 23 to 27. Sessions for boys and girls from grades 3 through 6 will be held from 10 a.m. to noon each day, and for athletes from grades 7 through 10 the program will run from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost for younger participants is $110, and for older campers $135. According to organizer Randy Stockwell, Middlebury College men’s basket player Perry DeLorenzo and Panther coaches Jeff Brown and KJ Krasco will each help out at least one session, while Middlebury College track and field coach Martin Beatty will also help athletes with their running and jumping skills on Wednesday. Others scheduled to offer instruction include Vergennes Union High School girls’ basketball coach Billy Waller and former local high school standouts Cameron Perta and Cody Pomainville. According to the Middlebury Parks and Recreation Department, the camp will focus on perfecting basic fundamental skills and give players tools to be successful in the sport. As well as playing games on Friday, athletes will participate in three-point shooting and free throw competitions. All campers will be provided T-shirts. Those interested in learning more or registering may contact Dustin Hunt 802-458-8014 or

ADDISON COUNTY FIRSTBASEMAN Cooper O’Brien takes a cut at a pitch in the local Legion baseball team’s first game against Montpelier on Saturday. AC won that game, 5-4, but Montpelier took the nightcap, 10-1.

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Legion stays alive in race for playoff AC goes 2-2 in weekend twin bills

By ANDY KIRKALDY MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County American Legion baseball team rallied for a crucial victory in the final game of its four-game weekend homestand on Sunday, helping preserve the local nine’s Northern Division playoff hopes. In the second half of Sunday’s doubleheader at the Middlebury College field, AC spotted the Colchester Cannons three first-inning runs, but came back to prevail, 7-4. In the opener, the Cannons scored 10 runs in the final two innings to snap a 5-5 tie and take a 15-6 victory. In Saturday’s doubleheader vs. visiting Montpelier, AC earned a 5-4 victory in the opener, but Montpelier roughed up AC’s pitching staff and got strong pitching to coast in the second game, 10-1. AC had hoped to make more hay with the four home games, especially with eight of their final 10 Northern Division games on the road. But the split left them still in contention with a 4-7 mark. Coach Mike Estey after the Sunday twin bill said he still likes his team’s chances. He said AC is playing hard and has the ability to compete with anyone, especially if the team plays like it did in dealing Colchester the second-game loss. “We’ve got a talented bunch of kids here. They’ve got some speed, and they hit the ball. And they’re starting to make plays, and a lot of chemistry is starting to go on,” Estey said. “It’s a great, fun bunch to be around. But we’ve got to do all the little things, and we did the second game. We pitched well, we fielded the ball well, and we got some timely hitting.” AC, 7-4 Wyatt Cameron’s pitching effort keyed Sunday’s weekend finale. The Cannons scored three runs, one earned, in the first on an error, a walk, and singles by Donovan Mont-

ADAM WHITCOMB DELIVERS a pitch in the opener of a double header vs. Montpelier on Saturday. Whitcomb earned the win, allowing four runs (two earned) on eight hits and two walks while striking out seven.

gomery and Eben Provost; Provost’s drove in a pair and capped the rally. But after that Cameron (six innings, one earned run, three hits, five walks on a tight strike zone, and four strikeouts) shut Colchester down as AC rallied off a pair of Cannon hurlers. In the second AC tied the game with three runs off losing pitcher Tyler Daniels. Daniels plunked leadoff hitter George Bailey, and singles by Hale Hescock and Hunter O’Connor produced the first run. Nic Kauffman walked to load the bases, and Hescock scored on a Chris Wood groundout, with O’Connor trotting home soon afterward on a passed ball.

Four singles off Daniels scored two more runs in the third and gave AC a 5-3 lead. Devin Kimball and Bailey set the table, and Cooper O’Brien and O’Connor drove them in before Lucas McClanahan relieved Daniels and retired the side. AC added single runs in the fourth of McClanahan, when Cameron doubled and scored on an infield error, and the sixth off reliever Tom Vesosky, when Jeffrey Stearns drew a walk, Dustin Whitcomb singled, and Hescock was hit by a pitch to load the bases before O’Connor drove in his third run of the game with an infield hit to make it 7-3. Colchester threatened off Wood in the seventh when Wood walked

leadoff hitter Chase Carey on a close 3-2 pitch and Montgomery followed with a single. After a fly-ball out, a Provost single off the glove of a diving Cameron at shortstop scored Carey, but Cameron got the ball back in the outfield and nailed Montgomery at third base for the second out. A single brought the tying run to the plate, but Wood caught the batter looking with a breaking ball to nail down the win. Estey praised his pitchers, starting with Cameron, who told his coach he started to feel comfortable in getting the final out in the first. “What a nice job he did. Thirty-four pitches in the first inning, and then he fought through six,” Estey said. “And then Chris came in and did an awesome job.” Estey also noted O’Connor’s strong defense in center field, not to mention the key at-bats, in the pivotal rally. “Hunter had three big hits,” Estey said. “It was a nice team win.” CANNONS, 15-6 As one AC parent put it, Sunday’s first game was five innings of good baseball for AC, and two innings of not-so-good baseball, as three AC relievers combined to walk four batters, hit three batters and allow seven hits, three for extra bases, in the sixth and seventh, when Colchester scored four and six runs, respectively. Until then O’Connor had not been efficient on the mound, but kept AC in the game, walking five, striking out four and allowing five runs, four earned, through five innings of a 5-5 game. Meanwhile, AC scored five earned runs on nine hits off Cannon starter and winner Brody Stannard. In the first Wood singled, move up on a grounder and scored on a Stearns single. In the third Whitcomb singled and scored on a Devin Kimball double. AC added another run in the third when Wood singled in Bailey, who had reached on a fielder’s choice after Hescock walked. AC then scored twice in the fifth to knot the score at 5-5. Cameron (See Legion, Page 2B)

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By ANDY KIRKALDY VERGENNES — The Vergennes Champs picked up two recent home Champlain Valley Swim League wins, edging Burlington Tennis Club, 244-238, on July 5, and swamping St. Albans, 399-191, on Tuesday. On July 5 two Champs paced the way with three wins apiece, Allison Croke and Will Clark, while Petra Fearon and Flint Crary each won twice. Vergennes won six of the first seven freestyle relay races to take a big lead, enough to hold off BTC when the visitors won the final three free relays. Champs who won or placed in top three vs. BTC in individual races were: BREASTSTROKE • U-8 girls: 1. P. Fearon, 30.97; 2. Jordan Hutchins. • U-8 boys: 1. Sebastian Giroux, 26.78. • U-10 girls: 2. Amelia LaMothe. • U-10 boys: 2. Juan De La Cruz; 3. Tiegen Buskey. • U-12 girls: 1. Carlyn Rapoport, 37.39; 2. Acadia Clark. • U-12 boys: 1 Tyler Kimball, 49.06; 2. Calder Rakowski. • U-14 girls: 2. Sydney Adreon; 3. Anna Doucet. • U-14 boys: 2. Carson Hoffman. • U-18 girls: 2. Olivia Hawkins; 3. Grace LeBeau. • U-18 boys: 3. Ethan Sausville. BUTTERFLY • U-8 girls: 1. Ella Bearor, 24.03; (See Swim team, Page 3B)

Marlins take solo wins in team losses By ANDY KIRKALDY MIDDLEBURY — Despite many strong individual results, the Middlebury Marlins swim team dropped two recent Champlain Valley Swim League meets. On July 5, visiting Town of Essex Swim Team topped the Marlins, 330-135. Pacing the Middlebury efforts were Holly Staats, with three victories, and Eleanor Orten, with a pair of first-place finishes. Marlins who won or placed in the top three vs. TEST in individual events were: BUTTERFLY • U-8 girls: 1. Aurora Foley, 26.15; 3. Louisa Orten. • U-8 boys: 2. Constantin Bellman; 3. Jorgen Pirrung. • U-12 girls: 3. Lucy Poduschnick. • U-12 boys: 1 Connor McNamara, 35.27. • U-14 girls: 1. Staats, 30.0. • U-14 boys: 3. Aidan Chance. • U-18 boys: 3. Oliver Poduschnick. BACKSTROKE • U-8 girls: 1. E. Orten, 24.03; 2. Elle MacIntyre. • U-8 boys: 1. Daniel Power, 26.4. • U-10 girls: 3. Ella Kozak. • U-10 boys: 2. Kaden Hammond. • U-12 girls: 3. Margaret Orten. • U-12 boys: 1. Patrick Stone, (See Marlins, Page 3B)

Warren drives to win on Devil’s Bowl dirt

WEST HAVEN — On July 3 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Salisbury’s Brent Warren earned his first win in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman Division to post the best result among local drivers. Warren took the lead on the fifth lap of the 20-lap race and never looked back. In a crash-filled Sunday at Devil’s Bowl Orwell’s Tim LaDuc and Panton’s Mike Preston posted second-place finishes to highlight local efforts. JULY 3 RACES Along with Warren, Matt Tanner and Adam Pierson shared top billing in the July 3 Independence Day event at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Tanner earned his first Devil’s Bowl win by topping drivers from the

visiting Sprint Cars of New England (SCoNE) tour, and Pierson took his first-ever NASCAR Whelen All-American Series win in the Central Vermont Motorcycles Sportsman Modified Division. The July 3 winners and top-10 local finishers were: • Sprint Cars of New England Feature (25 laps): 1. Matt Tanner, Stephentown, N.Y; 3. James Hanson, Orwell. • Central Vermont Motorcycles Sportsman Modified Feature (30 laps): 1. Adam Pierson, East Corinth; 2. Vince Quenneville Jr., Brandon; 4. Jimmy Ryan, Shoreham; 6. Tim LaDuc, Orwell; 7. Justin Comes, Middlebury. (See Race, Page 2B)

BRENT WARREN OF Salisbury won the O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman feature at Devil’s Bowl Speedway Sunday.

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Brandon to host baseball tourney BRANDON — On the weekend Isaac Whitney, Drew Pelkey, Logan of July 20, 21 and 22 all-star baseball Letourneau, Gavin Disorda and comes to Brandon for the second Gavin Roberts. annual Marble Valley Manager Duke WhitAll Star Jamboree and “We hope people ney is in his fourth year Home Run Derby. of organizing the team, Teams from New will come out and the second year of York and Vermont will and enjoy the hosting this event. descend on Neshobe weekend of “I grew up playing Field to vie for the tour- baseball, great baseball all summer. nament championship food from the When Little League as well as try their skills All Stars ended in concession at the long ball in the early July it was family Home Run Derby. The stand, and relax games weekly at Jack Marble Valley All Stars, with America’s Brown Field in East a local team represent- greatest Middlebury,” Whitney ing Brandon and the pastime.” said. “It always turned area, consists of some — Manager into pick-up games of the best local 11- and Duke Whitney with the neighborhood 12-year-old Majors kids and even parents. I baseball players. loved playing ball and Among them are Cole Warren there is not much opportunity for and Carter Paquette of Shoreham, kids to enjoy what I enjoyed in my Tim Whitney Jr. and Jacob Kemp youth.” of Cornwall, Owen Thomas of Baseball players from the MiddleWhiting, Carson Babbie and Joe bury area do get a chance to earn a Buxton of Orwell and Tre Lee of spot on the Addison County All Star Benson. The Brandon players are teams, but players from Leicester







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Legion (Continued from Page 1B) singled and Stearns doubles, and Cameron scored on Adam Whitcomb’s groundout before Stearns came home on a wild pitch. After the wheels came off, AC added a final run in the seventh when Stearns walked, and courtesy runner Tucker Stearns moved up on two wild pitches before trotting home on an Adam Whitcomb sacrifice fly. AC, 5-4 In Saturday’s opener Adam Whitcomb earned the win and Bailey earned a one-batter save with the tying and go-ahead runs on base as AC edged Montpelier, 5-4. Bailey induced a fly ball to right field to end the threat. Whitcomb allowed four runs, two earned, on eight hits and two walks while striking out seven. Montpelier took a 3-0 lead with two runs in the second, with a Cam-

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eron Flinn single and Zach Campbell double and a key miscue figuring in the rally, and one in the third, on an error followed by singles from Carter Pelzel and Ryan Semprebon. AC tied the game with three runs in the third off losing pitcher Jake O’Brien. Pat Messenger singled to start things off, moved to third on a wild pitch and a Wood bunt, and scored on a Dustin Whitcomb sacrifice fly. Cameron then singled, Stearns reached on an error, and Devon Kimball singled them both home. Two runs more in the fifth proved to be enough for the win. Wood and Cameron singled to set the table, and Stearns and Kimball singled them home. Montpelier got a run back in the sixth on singles by Semprebon and Kyle Derosia and two wild pitches,

and then AC hung on in the seventh. The leadoff hitter singled, but was later picked off for the second out. But a walk, a Pelzel single and a wild pitch put runners on second and third with two out before Bailey slammed the door. MONTPELIER, 10-1 Bailey was less fortunate as a starter in Saturday’s second game, when Montpelier reached him for one run in the first and five in the second. Four relievers followed, with Wood and Hescock probably the most effective. Chase Reagan (three hits) and Pelzel (two) led the attack, while Semprebon (RBI triple) and Flinn (RBI double) also contributed. Flinn earned the pitching win, allowing seven hits and one run. That came in the fourth on singles by Cameron, Stearns and Kimball.

Race (Continued from Page 1B) • O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman Feature (20 laps): 1. Warren, Salisbury; 8. R.J. Germain, Bristol. • Super Stock Feature (20 laps): 1. Chris Murray, Fair Haven; 7. Garrett Given, Cornwall; 9. Ronnie Alger, Orwell. • Portland Glass Mini Stock Feature (15 laps): 1. Jason Porter, Freeport, Maine; 6. Mike Preston, Panton; 9. Kaleb Shepard, Vergennes; 10. Jake Barrows, Cornwall. • Friend Construction 500cc Mini Sprint Feature (20 laps); 1. Brandon Emerson, Williamstown: 9. Kevin Smith, Brandon. JULY 8 AT THE BOWL On Sunday, LaDuc finished second behind Kevin Chaffee of Bradford in the 30-lap Central Vermont Motorcycles Sportsman Modified Division main event and took the series lead in the process. The race was delayed for 15 minutes when Brandon’s Joey Scarborough and New Hampshire rookie Tanner Siemons bumped, a collision that triggered a pile-up of half the 26 cars in the field. Most drove away, but

CHRIS MURRAY OF Fair Haven streaks past the Devil’s Bowl Speedway grandstand on his way to a Super Stock victory Sunday. Photo by Alan Ward

several, including point leader Kenny Tremont Jr. sustained heavy damage and were forced to pit road; Tremont finished 22nd, allowing LaDuc to take over the series lead. Brandon’s Quenneville worked his way through traffic and up into third place, and Scarborough survived the dust-up to finish fourth. Preston took second behind Maine’s Jason Porter in the Portland Glass Mini Stock 20-lap race, with Vergennes

driver Kaleb Shepard in fifth. The July 8 winners and top-10 local finishers were: • Central Vermont Motorcycles Sportsman Modified Feature (30 laps): 1. Chaffee; 2. LaDuc; 3. Quenneville; 4. Scarborough; 7. Justin Comes, Middlebury. • O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman Feature (20 laps): 1. Joey Roberts, Fletcher; 5. Adam Piper, Leicester; 7. Brent Warren, Salisbury.

• Super Stock Feature (10 laps x 3): 1. Chris Murray, Fair Haven; 6. Garrett Given, Cornwall. • Portland Glass Mini Stock Feature (20 laps): 1. Porter; 2. Preston; 5. Shepard. • Friend Construction 500cc Mini Sprint Feature (13 laps): 1. Brandon Emerson, Williamstown; 3. Colby Beinhaur, Shoreham. • Ladies Mini Stock Feature (8 laps): 1. Diane Porter, Maine.

(Continued from Page 1B) lived in Vermont for many years, but is now a professor at a college in South Dakota just texted me a photo of his car dashboard. He was on his way from Montana down to Nevada. When he woke in the morning, the temperature was in the low 40s. When he texted me from somewhere in Utah where he stopped at a rest area for the night, his dashboard read 116 degrees Fahrenheit. He feared his camping gear was going to melt. It reminded us of how the airport in Phoenix for the first time ever had to shut down for a day because the temperature had reached something

like 125 degrees. Not only was that too high for luggage workers to be on the tarmac, but apparently at that temperature the air isn’t even dense enough for jets to take off in the normal runway distance. Speaking of heat, one of my brothers lived in Alaska for eight years, working for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC). A considerable amount of health concerns that organization now deals with, or is preparing to deal with, relate to climate change and its impacts. These include dramatically changing food supplies for those living a subsistence lifestyle, and

also impacts on work, incomes and livelihoods of entire communities impacted by collapsing fishing industries. Sometimes the health issues are very dramatic: entire villages sinking into the ocean as sea-levels rise and permafrost melts. For a couple years now my brother has been forwarding me the weekly electronic newsletter “The Northern Climate Observer” that ANTHC co-publishes. It is a “compilation of articles and observations about changing environment and climate, and the impacts on Northern communities.” It is fascinating and an important way for me to stay informed, and is often relevant to my current writing projects about rivers, trout and ecology. It is also discouraging reading about the devastating impacts of climate change. I don’t know what long-term coping strategies are going to be required in Vermont and the world. My short-term coping strategy is to get out of bed at 5:30 a.m. when I first start waking up, instead of staying huddled under my covers for another hour pretending to sleep like I do in January. My wife opens up all the windows in the house and turns on the fans to suck in some relatively cooler air while we have a chance. Then we hop on our bikes and do a morning loop. We do not even vaguely resemble

the sort of avid bikers for whom a “morning loop” is a trip up to the top of the Snow Bowl and back, or a little jaunt to circumnavigate the entire county. Our morning loop is a leisurely 45-minute pedal of only six to eight miles. Ideally — at least on Wednesdays and Saturdays — toward the end of our loop we pedal down Exchange Street, and to the Middlebury Farmers Market. In addition to filling our paneers with fresh produce, we also grab bread and a pastry (or two) from one (or more) of our favorite bakers. On mornings when I might not feel motivated to bike, my wife always mentions a Good Companion Bakery almond croissant as the bribe that gets me going. Sometimes we sit at the market and eat the pastry there. Sometimes we bring it home to enjoy at the breakfast table after we shut all the windows and close up the house for the day. I don’t think our coping mechanism is a very good long-term strategy for dealing with climate change. Given that the calories in an almond croissant might exceed the calories burned in an hour of biking, it’s probably not even a good coping mechanism for short-term health issues related to my creeping-up age. As a coping mechanism for a hot summer day, however, it seems to be working.

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south compete in the Rutland County league, which is not sanctioned and has no summer baseball. The home run derby has grown very popular with the local youth baseballers plus adult softballers, American Legion baseball players and Babe Ruth players and anyone who just wants to have fun. It is open to everyone with age divisions 8-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-17, and 18 and up. There is also a pitching station with a radar-gun, so participants can see how fast or slow they throw. The rules are very simple, participants must use an old “Little League Approved” or the new USA “Little League” bat. They must supply their own pitcher and get 15 swings. Baseballs are provided at the field and bats will be on hand as well. The official date of the Home Run Derby is Saturday, July 21, with division start times of, 8-9-year-olds and 10-12-year-olds all day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; 13-15-year-old division is 11 a.m.-12 noon; 16-17-year-old division is 12 noon-1 p.m., and 18up division is 1-2 p.m. The cost of the Home Run Derby is $5 per entry and you can enter as many times as you like. Participants of any age division can get a jump on the derby by taking swings on Friday, July 20, from 5-8 p.m. Trophies to each division winner will be awarded at the final of each division time on Saturday. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday and ending mid-day Sunday, tournament games will be played at the same location as the Home Run Derby — 17 Neshobe Circle in Brandon. “We hope people will come out and enjoy the weekend of baseball, great food from the concession stand, and relax with America’s greatest pastime,” Whitney said. People can stay updated on weather, standings etc. on the Facebook page for “Marble Valley Baseball Jamboree” or by emailing Duke Whitney at

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Power tool stolen on Creek Road MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a burglary at a shed off Creek Road on July 5. Police said someone forced their way into the shed to steal a Dewalt drill with charger and two batteries. Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call police at 3883191. In other action last week, Middlebury police: • Responded to a report of a verbal argument between a man and woman in the Marble Works shopping complex on July 2. • Served a stalking prevention order on a man in the Wilmar Road area on July 2. • Conducted a death investigation at an Evergreen Lane home on July 2. Police said the man in question — 69-year-old Ralph Weisberg — was pronounced dead from natural causes. • Helped Vermont State Police with a complaint about children playing near Route 7 in Salisbury on July 2. • Spoke with some people who


MEMBERS OF BRANDON’S Hayes Red Sox teams celebrate winning the Rutland County youth baseball league title. The Sox, who posted a 13-1 record for the season, defeated the two-time defending champion Pittsford Royals, 12-10, in the title game on June 29. Duke Whitney of Brandon Youth Baseball said these kids worked very hard. Pictured, left to right are front row, Gavin Roberts, Tucker Maranville, Jackson Howe, Isaac Whitney, Logan Letourneau and Jacob Tripp; middle row, Drew Pelkey, Gavin Disorda, Addison Boynton, Damon Wood and Calvin Ladd; back row Coach Gus Letourneau, Coach Matt Roberts, Jeff Ladd, Coach Greg Whitney.

Swim team (Continued from Page 1B) 2. Sophia James. • U-8 boys: F. Crary, 27.52. • U-10 girls: 3. Adrienne Smits. • U-10 boys: 1. W. Clark, 17.19; 2. Clark Clary. • U-12 girls: 1. A. Clark, 32.64; 2. Madelyn Giroux. • U-12 boys: 2. Ethan Croke; 3. Luke Davis. • U-14 girls: 1. A. Croke, 30-66. • U-14 boys: 3. Hoffman. • U-18 girls: 3. Leah Croke. • U-18 boys: 2. Sausville. BACKSTROKE • U-8 girls: 1. Eleanor Brooks, 23.02; 2. Annika Smits. • U-8 boys: 2. F. Crary. • U-10 girls: 3. Isabella Romond. • U-10 boys: 1. W. Clark, 18.83; 3. C. Clary. • U-12 girls: 3. Hadley Harris. • U-12 boys: 2. E. Croke; 3. C. Rakowski. • U-14 girls: 1. A. Croke, 32.65; 2. Adreon. • U-14 boys: 3. Jackson Coffey. • U-18 girls: 3. L. Croke. • U-18 boys: 3. Jarret Muzzy. FREESTYLE • U-8 girls: 1. Fearon, 20.63; 2. Brooks. • U-8 boys: 1. F. Crary, 19.67. • U-10 girls: 3. A. Smits. • U-10 boys: 1. W. Clark, 14.92; 2. Cohen Howell. • U-12 girls: 1. Harris, 29.43; 3. A. Clark. • U-12 boys: 2. E. Croke; 3. Rakowski. • U-14 girls: 1. A. Croke, 28.97; 3. Adreon. • U-14 boys: 3. Hoffman. • U-18 girls: 3. L. Croke. • U-18 boys: 3. Sausville. CHAMPS, 399-191 On Tuesday, the Champs glided past visiting St. Albans as Allison Croke and Eleanor Brooks paced the team with three wins apiece. Will

Clark, Leah Croke, Ethan Croke and Noah Engvall each won twice. Champs who won or placed in top three vs. St. Albans in individual races were: BUTTERFLY • U-8 girls: 1. James, 24.36. • U-8 boys: 2. F. Crary. • U-10 girls: 3. A. Smits. • U-10 boys: 1. C. Crary, 20.81. • U-12 girls: 1. M. Giroux, 32.62; 2. A. Clark. • U-12 boys: 1. E. Croke, 37.59; 2. Luke Davis. • U-14 girls: 1. A. Croke, 31.34. • U-14 boys: 1. Hoffman, 29.97. • U-18 girls: 1. L. Croke, 31.89; 3. A. Rakowski. • U-18 boys: 2. Sausville. BACKSTROKE • U-8 girls: 1. Brooks, 23.28. • U-8 boys: 3. Connor Husk. • U-10 girls: 3. Isabella Romond. • U-10 boys: 1. W. Clark, 18.38. • U-12 girls: 2. Harris. • U-12 boys: 1. C. Rakowski, 39.33; 2. E. Croke. • U-14 girls: 1. A. Croke, 32.45. • U-14 boys: 1. Adam Clark, 34.31; 2. Engvall. • U-18 girls: 1. L. Croke, 33.94; 2. Emma Beauchemin. • U-18 boys: 3. Dylan Rapoport. BREASTSTROKE • U-8 girls: 1. Brooks, 28.88; 2. James. • U-8 boys: 1. Sebastian Giroux, 27.30. • U-10 girls: 1. Eloise Eckels, 24.00; 3. LaMothe. • U-10 boys: 1. W. Clark, 20.78; 2. Noah Smits. • U-12 girls: 1. C. Rapoport, 36.87; 2. Harris. • U-12 boys: 1. Kimball, 46.09; 3. Silas Quinn. • U-14 girls: 2. Adreon; 3. Anna Doucet. • U-14 boys: 1. Engvall, 35.38; 2. Hoffman. Our Mission at Faith in Action Church is to know Jesus and to make Him known. Our vision is to reach people throughout Addison County with the good news.

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• U-18 girls: 2. Hawkins; 3. A. Rakowski. • U-18 boys: 2. Sausville; 3. D. Rapoport. FREESTYLE • U-8 girls: 1. Brooks, 20.90; 2. Fearon. • U-8 boys: 2. F. Crary. • U-10 girls: 3. LaMothe. • U-10 boys: 1. Howell, 16.28. • U-12 girls: 1. Harris, 28.49; 3. M. Giroux. • U-12 boys: 1. E. Croke, 32.75; 2. C. Rakowski. • U-14 girls: 1. A. Croke, 29.28. • U-14 boys: 1. Engvall, 27.07; 2. Hoffman. • U-18 girls: 1. Jordan Jewell, 28.45; 2. L. Croke. • U-18 boys: 3. Sausville.

(Continued from Page 1B) 39.46; 2. McNamara. • U-14 girls: 3. Natalie Rockwell. • U-18 boys: 2. Archie Milligan; 3. Will Carpenter. BREASTSTROKE • U-8 girls: 1. Mitzi Poduschnick, 24.28. • U-8 boys: 2. Bellman. • U-10 girls: 3. Kozak. • U-10 boys: 2. Hammond. • U-12 girls: 2. Lila Cook Yoder; 3. L. Poduschnick. • U-12 boys: 3. McNamara. • U-14 girls: 1. Staats, 35.87. • U-14 boys: 3. Chance. • U-18 boys: 2. O. Poduschnick; 3. Julian Schmitt. FREESTYLE • U-8 girls: 1. E. Orten, 19.53; 3. L. Orten. • U-8 boys: 1. Pirrung, 21.18. • U-10 girls: 3. Kozak. • U-10 boys: 3. Hammond. • U-12 girls: 3. M. Orten. • U-12 boys: 2. McNamara; 3. Stone. • U-14 girls: 1. Staats, 29.09; 3. Rockwell. • U-14 boys: 3. Chance. • U-18 girls: 2. Marguerite Gallon.

• U-18 boys: 2. O. Poduschnick. BTC PREVAILS On Tuesday host Burlington Tennis Club, or BTC, swam past the Marlins, 283-163. Pacing the Middlebury efforts with two wins apiece were Sadie Chance, Oliver Poduschnick and Staats. Marlins who won or placed in the top three vs. TEST in individual events were: BUTTERFLY • U-8 girls: 1. S. Chance, 22.75; 2. L. Orten. • U-8 boys: 2. Bellman; 3. Pirrung. • U-12 girls: 3. Kaitlyn Sulik-Doty. • U-12 boys: 2. McNamara. • U-14 girls: 1. Staats, 30.82; 2. Rockwell. • U-14 boys: 3. A. Chance. • U-18 girls: 3. Ellie Ross. • U-18 boys: 2. Devon Kearns; 3. Poduschnick. BACKSTROKE • U-8 girls: 2. E. Orten; 3. S. Chance. • U-8 boys: 2. Power. • U-10 girls: 3. Lily Allen. • U-10 boys: 3. Hammond. • U-12 girls: 3. L. Poduschnick.

• U-14 girls: 2. Rockwell. • U-14 boys: 2. A. Chance. • U-18 girls: 3. Rachel Merrill. • U-18 boys: 1. A. Milligan, 29.15. BREASTSTROKE • U-8 girls: 1. S. Chance, 28.76. • U-8 boys: 1. Bellman, 26.32. • U-10 boys: 3. Hammond. • U-12 girls: 3. Cook Yoder. • U-12 boys: 2. McNamara. • U-14 girls: 1. Staats, 34.96; 3. Catherine Carpenter. • U-14 boys: 3. A. Chance. • U-18 girls: 1. E. Ross, 35.07. • U-18 boys: 1. O. Poduschnick, 30.60; 3. Fraser Milligan. FREESTYLE • U-8 girls: 1. L. Orten, 20.02; 2. M. Orten. • U-8 boys: 2. Power; 3. Pirrung. • U-10 girls: 3. Sarah Bevere. • U-10 boys: 3. Hammond. • U-12 girls: 3. M. Orten. • U-12 boys: 2. McNamara. • U-14 girls: 2. Staats; 3. Rockwell. • U-14 boys: 3. A. Chance. • U-18 girls: 3. Ross. • U-18 boys: 1. O. Poduschnick, 24.27.

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ADULT ALL‑ RECOVERY Group Meeting for anyone over 18 who is struggling with addiction disorders. Wednesdays, 3‑4 p.m. at the Turning Point Center (54 Creek Rd). A great place to meet with your peers who are in recovery. Bring a friend in recovery. For info call 802‑388‑4249 or 802‑683‑5569 or visit

AL‑ANON: FOR FAMI‑ LIES and friends affected by someone’s drinking. Members share experi‑ ence, strength and hope to solve common problems. Newcomers welcome. Confidential. St. Stephen’s Church (use front side door and go to basement) in Middlebury, Sunday nights 7:15‑8:15 pm.

NA MEETINGS MIDDLE‑ BURY: Sundays, 3:00 pm, held at The Turning Point Center, 54 Creek Rd.

ALCOHOLICS ANONY‑ MOUS, 1 SUNDAY. 12 Step Meeting, Middle‑ bury, United Methodist Church, North Pleasant St. 9‑10am. Discussion Meeting, Bristol, Howden Hall, 19 West St. 4‑5pm. Women’s Meeting, North Ferrisburgh, United Meth‑ odist Church, Old Hollow Rd. 6‑7pm. 12 Step Meet‑ ing, Vergennes, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Park St. 7‑8pm. AA 24‑Hour Hotline 802‑388‑9284, .

ALCOHOLICS ANONY‑ MOUS, 2 MONDAY. As Bill Sees it Meeting, Ripton, Ripton Firehouse, Dug‑ way Rd. 7:15‑8:15am. As Bill Sees it Meeting, Middlebury, The Turning Point Ctr, 54 Creek Rd. Noon‑1pm. Women of AA (Step/Speaker), Middle‑ bury, The Turning Point Ctr, 54 Creek Rd, 5:30‑6:30pm. Big Book Meeting, Middle‑ bury, The Turning Point Ctr, 54 Creek Rd. 7:30‑8:30pm. Big Book Meeting, New Haven, Congregational Church, Village Green, 7:30‑8:30pm. Discussion Meeting, Brandon, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Rte 7 South, 7:30‑8:30am.

ALCOHOLICS ANONY‑ MOUS, 6 FRIDAY. Spiri‑ tual Awakening Meeting, Middlebury, St. Stephen’s Church, Main St. (on the Green) 7:30‑8:30am. Dis‑ cussion Meeting, Middle‑ bury, The Turning Point Ctr. 54 Creek Rd. Noon‑1pm. Big Book Meeting, Bristol, Howden Hall, 19 West St. 6‑7pm. Discussion Meet‑ ing, Vergennes, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Park St. 8‑9pm.

PARKINSONS SUPPORT GROUP meets on the last Thursday of every month from 10 am to 11:30 am. We meet at The Resi‑ dence at Otter Creek in Middlebury. For info call APDA at 888‑763‑3366 or parkinsoninfo@uvmhealth. org.

A L ‑ A N O N F A M I LY GROUP ‑ For families and friends of problem drink‑ ers. Anonymous, confiden‑ tial and free. At the Turning Point Center, 54 Creek Rd, Middlebury. 7:30‑8:30 PM Friday evenings.

NA (JUST IN TIME) Wednesdays, 9 am, held at The Turning Point Cen‑ ter, 54 Creek Rd. NA MEETINGS MIDDLE‑ BURY: Fridays, 7:30 pm, held at The Turning Point Center, 54 Creek Rd.

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OVEREATERS ANONY‑ MOUS (OA) big book meeting. Thursday’s, 5:30 pm, held at The Turning Point Center, 54 Creek Rd. OVEREATERS ANONY‑ MOUS (OA) Monday’s at 5:30pm. Located at the Bristol Federated Church in the conference room, 37 North St., Bristol. Enter the church from Church St.

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ALCOHOLICS ANONY‑ MOUS, 3 TUESDAY. 12 Step Meeting, Middlebury, The Turning Point Ctr. 54 Creek Rd. Noon‑1pm. Daily Reflection Meeting, Vergennes, Congrega‑ tional Church, Water St. 7‑8pm. 12 Step Meeting, Middlebury, The Turn‑ ing Point Ctr. 54 Creek Rd. 7:30‑8:30pm. Spiri‑ tual Awakening Meeting, Middlebury, St. Stephen’s Church, Main St. (on the Green) 7:30‑8:30am.

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ALCOHOLICS ANONY‑ MOUS, 7 SATURDAY. Discussion Meeting, Mid‑ dlebury, United Methodist Church, North Pleasant St. 9‑10am. Discussion Meeting, Middlebury, The Turning Point Ctr. 54 Creek Rd. 10‑11am. Beginner’s Meeting, Middlebury, The Turning Point Ctr. 54 Creek Rd. 6:30‑7:30pm. ARE YOU BOTHERED BY SOMEONE’S DRINK‑ ING? Opening Our Hearts Al‑Anon Group meets each Wednesday at 1:30 pm at Middlebury’s St. Stephen’s Church on Main St. (en‑ ter side door and follow signs). Anonymous and confidential, we share our experience, strength and hope to solve our com‑ mon problems. Babysitting available. M A K I N G R E C O V E RY EASIER (MRE). Wednes‑ days, 1‑2 p.m. at the Turn‑ ing Point Center (54 Creek Rd). This will be a facili‑ tated group meeting for those struggling with the decision to attend 12‑Step Programs. It will be limited to explaining and discuss‑ ing our feelings about the 12‑Step Programs to cre‑ ate a better understanding of how they can help a per‑ son in recovery on his/her life’s journey. A certificate will be issued at the end of all the sessions. Please bring a friend in recovery who is also contemplating 12‑Step Programs. O P I AT E O V E R D O S E RESCUE KITS are dis‑ tributed on Wednesdays from 9 am until 12 pm at the Turning Point Cen‑ ter of Addison County, 54 Creek Rd, Middlebury, VT. A short training is required. For info call 802‑388‑4249 or 802‑683‑5569 or visit


United Way Day of Action in Vergennes! The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes has a new home and we are celebrating with a Day of Action! On Saturday, July 21st (rain date July 28th) community members are invited to join us for a day of sweat equity. We’ll gather from 9-5 at 20  Armory Lane (previously Tapestry Midwifery) to paint, landscape and more to get the Club kid-ready. Please bring work  gloves and any tools or paint brushes you can lend to the efforts. Lunch and drinks will be happily provided!




LOOKING FOR A CLEAN‑ ING SERVICE? P+B cleaning service would love to help you out. We are a family business with over 30 years experience. Fully insured. We do resi‑ dential and commercial cleaning,window clean‑ ing. (802)247‑8036 or

C&I DRYWALL. Hanging, taping, skim coat plaster‑ ing. Also tile. Call Joe 802‑234‑5545 or Justin 802‑234‑2190. CONSTRUCTION: ADDI‑ TIONS, RENOVATIONS, new construction, dry‑ wall, carpentry, painting, flooring, roofing, pressure washing, driveway sealing. All aspects of construc‑ tion, also property main‑ tenance. Steven Fifield 802‑989‑0009. HOUSE CLEANING ‑ SMALL or large jobs. References available. Call 802‑558‑6136 or email at: PAINTING SEASON IS here. Wet Paint, interior and exterior quality paint‑ ing. 30 years experience. References and insured. 802‑458‑2402.

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PROFESSIONAL PAINT‑ ING; interior/exterior, resi‑ dential/commercial, pres‑ sure washing. 20 years’ ex‑ perience. Best prices. Ref‑ erences. 802‑989‑5803. VA L L E Y H A N D Y M A N SERVICE: electrical, plumbing, carpentry. Re‑ solve projects and that honey‑to‑do list today. Property management upon request. Mowing, landscaping, snow re‑ moval. Quality workman‑ ship and references. 802‑458‑2402.

Garage Sales GARAGE SALE‑ 657 N. Bingham St., Cornwall. Saturday, July 14. 8‑1. Eddy Bauer wooden high chair, antique profession‑ ally painted dresser, toys, everything. MIDDLEBURY, JULY 14 Saturday. 9‑2. 68 Seymour St. Fabrics, quilt books, patterns, fishing equip‑ ment, tools, kitchen and household items, computer and stereo components, clothes, books, dresser, dolls, Christmas items, typewriter, crab traps, odds and ends. SATURDAY, JULY 14, 9:00 a.m. to noon. Men’s suits L‑XL, Ladies size L. Queen bedding, shower curtains, tablecloths, 1880’s antique Singer sewing machine, accent tables, comfy chair, ladies snowboard and boots, collectables, lamps, dishes, wall hang‑ ings. 3149 South Street, New Haven.


BABY GRAND PIANO, Victrola, large rustic hutch. Come take one or all. 802‑989‑8363.

STOREFRONT LOCA‑ TION, LOCATION, LO‑ CATION. In the heart of downtown Middlebury. Approved for seating for 24. Plenty of parking, lots of possibilities. Available September 1. Text only to 802‑373‑6456.

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Seeks To Fill The Following Positions: MACHINERY OPERATOR for skilled lumber mill positions due to employee retirement. You must be in good physical condition, have a desire to learn, be reliable, have a strong safety awareness and work well with others. We will teach you the skills you need to use the technology investments we are putting in place. Mill work has a production bonus. SKILLED FORKLIFT OPERATOR to run large forklifts at our operation in Bristol. Other work includes light construction, planing, lumber stacking. Must be reliable, energetic, work well with others and have good safety awareness. Previous experience operating heavy machinery is a plus but not required, we will teach you the skills you need. Call 802-453-4884 or visit The A. Johnson Co., 995 S 116 Rd, Bristol VT 05443 for an application.

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A S S I S TA N T T O W N CLERK to provide approxi‑ mately 5 hours per week of front desk and clerical support at the Salisbury Town Office. Must enjoy working with the public, possess great customer service skills, be friendly, organized and able to func‑ tion efficiently in an environ‑ ment with frequent inter‑ ruptions. Proficiency using MS Office required. Prior clerical, office and/or front desk experience beneficial. Interest in town government desired. Salisbury resident preferred but not required. If interested, call 352‑4228 and ask for Sue.


BASIN HARBOR IS now hiring for dishwashers, cooks, front desk, night audit, and an HR Coor‑ dinator! We will train the right person for the job. If you are interested in the hospitality industry or starting a new career, we want to hear from you. Interested applicants please apply online at: EASTVIEW AT MIDDLE‑ BURY seeks enthusiastic and experienced caregiv‑ ers to provide hands‑on care in our dynamic retire‑ ment community. Open‑ ings: full‑time evenings, part‑time weekends. Email acoyle@eastviewmiddle‑ or call 989‑7502.

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EASTVIEW AT MIDDLE‑ BURY seeks FT house‑ keeper who is friendly and detail oriented to provide quality cleaning service in our retirement community. Email acoyle@eastview‑ or call 989‑7502.

PART TIME ‑ DELI position. Set hours Saturday 5:45am ‑ 12 noon. Prior work experi‑ ence with food preparation in commercial kitchen/deli required. Applicants should apply in person at Small City Market or call Cory at 802‑349‑7101.

FULL TIME ‑ YEAR ROUND deli position. Set hours Monday ‑ Friday 6am ‑ 2pm. Prior work experi‑ ence with food preparation in commercial kitchen/deli required. Applicants should apply in person at Small City Market or call Cory at 802‑349‑7101.

VERMONT SOAP‑ A pro‑ gressive, equal opportunity employer‑ has immediate opening for Production Team Members. Must be hard working, dependable, attentive to detail, able to life 50lbs and stand for two hours at a time. Having a good attitude and being a team player is a must. We offer a good starting wage, paid vacation time, free gym membership and a chiro‑ practic program for all em‑ ployees after a successful, 6 month introductory period. Please send cover letter and resume to nichole@

THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS is looking for a reli‑ able early morning riser to deliver copies of the news‑ paper in Middlebury. Inter‑ ested parties must have a reliable vehicle, valid driver’s license and liability insurance. Potential earn‑ ings of $1,600 to 1,700/mo. plus tips. Please contact Monique at 802‑316‑7194 for more information. PART‑TIME CAREGIVER FOR 18 year old disabled boy in Middlebury. Appli‑ cants must have child care experience, references and be reliable. Some lifting required. Flexible hours. Criminal background check. Send resume to:

ADDISON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT 2018-19 Food Service Director/Cook Addison Central School District is seeking a full-time Cook in Salisbury with experience in preparing nutritional meals, breakfast and lunch, and managing a meals program. The successful candidate must be organized, have strong communication, collaborative and computer skills, and have interest in participating in school wide health and nutrition initiatives. Apply by submitting a letter of interest, resume, and three current reference letters via School Spring. Applications will be accepted until July 20, 2018. E.O.E.


Full- and Part-Time Sales Associates for flexible shifts Nights & Weekends included Benefits available for F/T staff

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BANKRUPTCY: CALL to find out if bankruptcy can help you. Kathleen Walls, Esq. 802‑388‑1156.

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Help Wanted ADMINISTRATIVE PRO‑ FESSIONAL/ Paralegal. WhistlePig Whiskey Distill‑ ery is growing and needs an administrative professional/ paralegal to work at our love‑ ly farm location in Shoreham, Vermont. Applicants must be organized, proficient with Ex‑ cel and Word. The individual will be working with finance and our CEO to support our regulatory and shareholder reporting requirements. Our employees enjoy our infor‑ mal surroundings and vari‑ ous benefits, including 401k and medical benefits. Send resume and 3 references to: DEVELOPMENT REVIEW board (DRB) clerk to pro‑ vide clerical support to the Town of Salisbury’s DRB. Duties include coordinat‑ ing meetings and site vis‑ its, producing and posting warnings, preparation of information for public re‑ view, written notification to abutting landowners and other parties, agenda devel‑ opment, taking minutes and drafting findings, decisions and conditions as decided by the Board. Position is hourly with compensation set by the Salisbury Select Board. If interested, contact the Salisbury Town Office at 352‑4228. PART TIME CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR Con‑ gregational Church of Mid‑ dlebury. Respond to don‑ with resume. Search closes 7/15/18.

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Basin Harbor is now hiring experienced culinary and pastry chefs, line cooks, dishwashers, or anyone interested in culinary training! We will train the right person for the job. If you are interested in culinary work, the hospitality industry, or starting a new career, we want to hear from you. Interested applicants please apply online at:

Well-established, family owned insurance agency in Middlebury seeking ambitious team player. Must hold or be willing to obtain Vermont property and casualty insurance license. Strong customer service and computer skills required. Excellent benefits!

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ADDISON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT Finance Staff Addison Central School District is seeking applicants for the position of Finance Staff in our Business Office. Duties include accounts payable/ receivable reconciliation, bank reconciliation, cash receipts, invoicing, purchase order preparation as needed, assisting school based bookkeepers and administrative assistance as needed, cash flow monitoring, management of IRS Form 1099 process, and other duties as assigned by the Business Manager. Qualifications: Associate’s Degree inAccounting/ Business or equivalent work experience. Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel software. Knowledge of fund accounting, and previous experience with accounting software required. Must have strong organizational, time management, and communication skills. Flexibility and ability to adapt to change are key. Experience working in a fast-paced environment is required. Apply by submitting a letter of interest, resume, and three current reference letters via School Spring. Applications will be accepted until July 27, 2018. E.O.E.

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CHEESE LINE OPERATOR PERMANENT SALES POSITION Busy retail store looking for a customer focused individual. Great work environment. Four day work week including one weekend day. Must be able to climb stairs, lift boxes and stand for extended periods. Drop off resume at Sweet Cecily, 42 Main St., Middlebury, VT. Or email resume to:

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Are you interested in working in a team-oriented environment where “The World’s Best Cheddar” is made? Then we have the perfect career opportunity for you! Cabot Creamery has full-time immediate openings for THIRD SHIFT (8pm4am) Cheese Line Operators. Flexible work schedule required, including rotating weekends, and working scheduled holidays. This position works as part of a team, operating various pieces of machinery in the manufacture and packaging of bulk cheese, meeting or exceeding quality specifications while ensuring accurate records are completed & maintained. Must have high school diploma or GED. Position provides 40+ hours per week, paid leave and holidays. We offer a competitive starting wage and excellent benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), pension plan, and much more. Apply in person, by email to or send your resume with cover letter to:

Agri-Mark Attn: Ashley Jacobs 869 Exchange Street Middlebury, VT 05753 EOE M/F/D/V For more information about this position or other employment opportunities at Agri-Mark / Cabot Creamery, please visit our website at

Warehouse Assistant, 29.5 hours a week. Duties include customer service, preparing merchandise for the sales floor, and more. Mechanical skills helpful. Holiday Shop Coordinator, 20 hours per week. Duties include procuring new items for the shop, coordinating schedules of volunteers and shoppers, public relations, and more. Must have excellent organizational and communication skills. Retail Associate, 29.5 hours. Duties include customer services, merchandising, cash register operation, and more. Receptionist, temporary position, part-time, afternoons. Answer the phone, assist clients, donors, and other visitors, and clerical tasks. To apply for one of these jobs, send resume, cover letter and contact information for two employment references to: or mail to 282 Boardman Street, Ste 1A, Middlebury. Be sure to clearly indicate the position for which you are applying.

Town of Bridport The Town of Bridport is hiring an assistant Zoning Administrator. Part-time position. Training available. Applicant does not need to be a resident of Bridport. Call 802-758-2483 for information. Send applications to: P.O. BOX 27 Bridport, VT 05734 or email to

Vermont Agricultural Credit Corporation (VACC)

A component of Vermont Economic Development Authority As our loan portfolio expands, VACC is seeking strong candidates to fill positions within our Agricultural Lending Team. Agricultural VACC has an excellent opportunity for a motivated Credit Analyst individual to fill the position of Agricultural Credit Analyst based in Montpelier who will support AG loan officers by providing credit investigation and analysis of loan applications and servicing accomodations. Knowledge of agricultural and/or forest industry is required. Duties will include entering data to financial accounting software, preparing and analyzing spreadsheets, drafting credit memorandums and letters for review by the agricultural lenders. Prefer previous experience as a credit analyst or similar position and a Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Agricultural Loan Officer

Experienced individual sought to fill the role of Agricultural Loan Officer to visit farm and forestry applicants and borrowers throughout Vermont with a likely concentration in Addison and Rutland Counties, perform chattel property valuations, review real estate appraisals, analyze and prepare load requests, service a diverse loan portfolio and perform annual financial analysis. Knowledge of agricultural and/or forest industry, stong analytical and decision-making abilities are required. Prefer previous agricultural lending experience, proven team approach and a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.

Successful candidates will have a positive, customer service attitude, strong written and verbal skills, proficiency with MS Office applications and ability to learn other financial database software. With each position, some travel within the State of Vermont will be required. Salary will be commensurate with experience and ability. VEDA/VACC offers a competitive salary and benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer To apply for any of these positions, please submit your resume and cover letter to:

or mail to: Ann Miller 58 E. State Street, Suite 5 Montpelier, VT 05602-3044

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Elderly Services, Inc.

Audy Trucking LLC is hiring for an

experienced class A driver. Our fleet hauls grain, minerals, and aggregate with dump and hopper bottom trailers. The job requires weekly overnights and home weekends. We offer health benefits, paid vacation, as well as mileage and safety bonuses. Please inquire by email to Jeff Audy at or call Jeff at 802-989-5024. Clean Driving Record A MUST!

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is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions: Custodian; Must be able to work independently, perform physical cleaning and work in a public-school environment. No experience necessary. This is a full time, year-round position. Groundskeeper; Works with the facilities manager and the athletic director to prepare and maintain school grounds, athletic facilities, and equipment. Responsibilities include general maintenance and cleaning to keep out buildings, campus, and grounds in top operating condition. Responsibilities rotate based on the season. Hours are from 7:00-3:30 with occasional flexibility needed. Maintenance Technician; Responsible for performing routine maintenance of district buildings. Manage mechanical systems to include HVAC, electrical, plumbing, biomass heating and indoor pool. Identify and complete repairs to buildings and grounds and oversees contractor or others to complete repairs as directed. This is a full time, year round position. MAUSD offers a competitive benefits package. Please apply on or by sending a resume to: MAUSD 72 Munsill Avenue, Suite 601 Bristol, VT 05443. EOE

Project Independence Adult Day Center

Do you enjoy older people? Would you like to help frail elders live at home with our support? Are you good-natured and compassionate? Van Driver Possible shifts include 7:30-9:30 am, 2:00-4:00 pm, and 6:30-8:30 pm. Transport elderly participants to and from our center to all parts of Addison County. Assist people into their homes, help with walkers or wheelchair.

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Possible shifts include 2:00-7:00 pm or 4:00-7:00 pm. Assist cooks with preparation of delicious meals and help with dishwashing.

Application forms available, or send resumé and references to: Eric Covey, Elderly Services Middlebury, VT 05753

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COOL 2 BEDROOM apartment on Otter Creek in Middlebury. Natural sur‑ roundings. Completely furnished. $1,500/mo. plus electric. 802‑989‑1751 or 802‑989‑3862.

WEST ADDISON: 2 STORY, furnished house on lakefront. Washer, dryer. No smok‑ ing. Available September through May. 860‑878‑9580.

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE. The building season is upon us. If you’re considering a new home you should look at our two remaining lots on East Middlebury’s Daisy Lane. This is an established residential development with town water, nearby tennis courts, playground and only minutes away from the Snow Bowl and Lake Dunmore. Call Jack at 388‑2502 or 388‑7350.

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M I D D L E B U RY 2 , 5 0 0 SQ.FT. Formerly food pro‑ cessing plant on Exchange Street. Loading dock, over‑ heard and passage door. 802‑388‑4831.

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OVER 3,000 BASEBALL cards for sale. For more information call 453‑2920.

ADDISON: LAKE CHAM‑ PLAIN waterfront camp. Beautiful views, gorgeous sunsets, private beach, dock, rowboat and canoe included. $600 weekly, or call for weekends. 802‑349‑4212, no texts.

TERRA COTTA COLORED, food grade 55 gallon pickle barrels with spin‑off covers. Hundreds of uses. On sale for $25. each. 802‑453‑4235.

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MIDDLEBURY RETAIL ‑ great location. Ollie’s other place. 13 Washington St. next to The Middlebury Ba‑ gel and the Co‑Op. Across from Shaw’s. Great parking and visibility. Light and ap‑ pealing space, easy to heat. 802‑425‑3400.

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MIDDLEBURY 2 BED‑ ROOM near downtown. Appliances, off street park‑ ing, lease. No pets. Real Net Management Inc. 802‑388‑4994.

1,800 SQ. FT. WARE‑ HOUSE commercial space. As is or renovate to suit. Creek Road, Middlebury. 802‑558‑6092.

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For Rent BRANDON ‑ IN THE VIL‑ LAGE, large 2 bedroom du‑ plex. Sunny three level living. South facing deck. Washer/ dryer. $1,150/mo. Includes heat, water and sewer. batesproperties@yahoo. com. BRIDPORT: SUNNY, SPA‑ CIOUS 1/br. apartment. Beautiful views, garden space. All utilities included except heat. Washer/dryer. No pets. No smoking. $900 per month. 802‑349‑9624.

DRY, WINTER/SUMMER STORAGE SPACE in Addi‑ son. Available storage space in my barn for summer/winter storage. The barn is structur‑ ally sound and weather‑tight with electricity. No heat or running water. The barn is also available for lease. The entrance door measure‑ ments are 8’ wide by 7’ high. For more info: 802‑363‑3403 or F O R R E N T: B R I D ‑ P O R T, C o m m e r c i a l / retail office. 1,200 Sq. Ft. High traffic visibility. MIDDLEBURY ‑ PROFES‑ SIONAL office suite. 1,205 sq. ft. office space. Conve‑ niently located in Middle‑ bury ‑ Court St./Creek Rd. 2 private offices, large re‑ ception area, large central open space for additional offices/cubicles or board‑ room. Private bathroom. Ready to move in. Call Eric at 388‑6054. MIDDLEBURY 1 BED‑ ROOM apartment. Close to college. $800/month plus deposit. Some utilities in‑ cluded. 388‑0401.

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MIDDLEBURY, 2,600 SQ FT office space. Court St., cen‑ tral location, parking. Can be subdivided. Real‑Net Man‑ agement Inc. 802‑388‑4994. VALLEY VIEW APART‑ MENTS is currently accept‑ ing applications for 1 and 2 BR apartments in Ver‑ gennes. All income/assets must be verified to determine monthly rent, but tenants only pay 30% of their income toward rent. Elderly or dis‑ abled only. W/D onsite. Call 802‑247‑0165 or visit our website www.summitpmg. com. Equal Housing Op‑ portunity.

Wood Heat 10 CORDS OF poplar wood for sale. $150/cord. Can be delivered. 802‑558‑1069. FIREWOOD. CUT, SPLIT and delivered. $210/cord seasoned. $185/cord green. 802‑282‑9110.

Real Estate NEW 2018 ENERGY Star display models, modular, doublewides and single‑ wides. Open 7 days a week. 600 Rte. 7, Pittsford, VT. 1‑802‑773‑2555. tflanders@

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Att. Farmers HAY FOR SALE Small square bales. First cut and mulch. Call 802‑349‑9281. WHITNEY’S CUSTOM FARM WORK. Pond agi‑ tating, liquid manure haul‑ ing, drag line aerating. Call for price. 462‑2755, John Whitney.



2004 VOLVO XC70 white. 131,000 miles. Excellent condition. New tires plus Hakka snows, roof rack, trailer hitch. $3,600 obo. 802‑388‑6130. 2010 TOYOTA HIGHLAND‑ ER Sport Utility model. Sin‑ gle owner. Well maintained and serviced. 110,000 miles. Asking price $11,750. Call 914‑391‑5957.

Wanted OLD LICENSE PLATES. If you have very old Vermont plates that the new genera‑ tion does not cherish, why not sell to a life long collector. Cash buyer. Conrad Hugh‑ son, Putney. 802‑387‑4498. Please leave a message or TRUSTED 3RD GEN. VT Antique dealer special‑ izing in jewelry, watches, silver, art, military, an‑ tique collectibles, etc. Visit or call Brian at 802‑272‑7527. Con‑ sulting/appraisal services available. House calls made free of charge.

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Man cited for sexual assault in Ferrisburgh ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police last week cited a New York man for sexual assault, arising from an incident in North Ferrisburgh. On June 20 state police detectives assigned to the Bureau of Criminal Investigations were notified of a sexual assault complaint in North Ferrisburgh. During the course of investigation, which included a number of interviews, police determined that on two occasions Aaron Candido, 45, of St. Johnsville, N.Y., sexually assaulted a victim who was unresponsive following medical events. On July 3 detective troopers issued a citation for Candido appear before the Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, on July 30 to answer the charge of two counts of sexual assault. In other recent activity, state police: • On June 26 were notified of a vehicle operating in an erratic manner on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh, found the vehicle and cited Caleb Holden, 32, of Woodsville, N.H., for driving under the influence. • On June 29 at 2:30 a.m. were called to the check the welfare of a person in Ferrisburgh. Troopers

determined that Kristen Sotherden, 37, of Ferrisburgh had driven her vehicle on Fuller Mountain Road and fell asleep at an abandoned house. Police cited Sotherden for driving under the influence. • On June 30 between 8 and 10 p.m. participated in a Cross Border/ Joint Agency DUI checkpoint. Local troopers joined forces with the New York State Police and the Vergennes Police Department in an attempt to identifying individuals operating while impaired by drugs or alcohol (DUI). During the checkpoint, troopers made contact with 145 vehicles, including 363 occupants, and screened one person for possible impairment. • On July 1 stopped a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh and ended up citing Andrew Neil, 46, of Burlington for driving with a criminally suspended license and violation of conditions of release. • On July 1 at approximately 11:15 p.m. observed a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta in the parking lot of the Jiffy Mart on Route 7

in Ferrisburgh after closing. Troopers talked with the driver, later identified as 33-year-old Alex Nicosia of Middlebury, to check his welfare. While speaking with Nicosia, troopers detected signs of impairment, screened him for driving under the influence and cited him for DUI-drugs. • On July 4 at 12:25 a.m. responded along with the Bethel Fire Department and Orange County Sheriff’s deputies to a two-car crash on Camp Brook Road in Bethel. Police report that three vehicles were northbound on Route 12 near the intersection of Camp Brook Road. When the first car stopped abruptly, the second car, driven by James Morse Sr., 78, of Middlebury, braked to avoid a collision. The third car, driven by 18-year-old Nicholas Doyle of Hancock, was not able to stop in time and collided with Morse’s car. Both vehicles sustained damage, but all occupants were wearing seat belts and no one was injured. • On July 4 at approximately 10:35 p.m. got a warning to be on the lookout for a Harley Davidson

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Police return dog frightened by fireworks VERGENNES — Vergennes police on July 4 went off the beaten track to help a dog owner retrieve a pet that had fled from a Comfort Hill home when frightened by holiday fireworks. Police received a call that a possibly injured dog was behind the Otter Creek falls, and an officer climbed over rocks and behind the falls to help calm the animal and reunite it with its owner. In other incidents between July 2 and 8, Vergennes police: On July 3: • Calmed a distraught elderly woman sitting inside city hall and persuaded her to accept a ride home to her care facility. • Helped a motorist to get into a locked vehicle on Walker Avenue. • Determined that an East Street woman’s report was false that her daughter had stolen a checkbook and other items, but acknowledged that it was missing and told her to let police know if checks were written on the account. • Did a background check of candidates for the vacant post of Bristol police chief. • Took a call from Boston from a family friend of an elderly Walker Avenue resident who was in the process of buying an air conditioner. The caller said the man might


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need help installing it, and was also worried about the heat if it were not installed. Police said they called Aubuchon Hardware and other sources to arrange for help. On July 4: • Checked the welfare of an elderly Main Street resident because of the heat; police said he was fine. • Accepted a dealer license plate that a citizen found on Route 7 and notified the dealer to pick it up. • Were told of fireworks being set off near Sunset Drive, but could find no problem. On July 5: • Tried on behalf of Vermont State Police to find a suicidal woman in Waltham, but could not find her. • Determined a report of suspicious drug activity on Hillside Drive was false. • Responded to a report of a domestic dispute in the Shaw’s Supermarket parking lot; the couple involved insisted the argument was not physical, police said. On July 6: • Checked the welfare of a

Vergennes resident after his wife said he was a no-show at an appointment in West Danville; the man told police he worked late and overslept. On July 7: • Searched unsuccessfully for a man reported to have been looking into cars on Mountain View Lane and walking up a driveway. • Helped Vermont State Police by trying to find a man reported to be driving a PT Cruiser on Route 17 in Addison while naked; New York police stopped him and said he was clothed. • Worked with Rutland police to have them cite Kiara Derusha, 19, of Rutland for retail theft. City police said she was involved with a family member in the June 18 theft of office supplies, a camera and other items from the Kinney Drug Store in Vergennes. • Calmed an elderly North Street woman having anxiety issues. On July 8: • Helped the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad on Route 7. • Responded to a report of a man’s ex-girlfriend’s brother following him in a car. Police could not find the vehicle, but advised the caller to obtain a restraining order on the girlfriend and to report any future approaches by her brother, who the caller was concerned could be armed.


An Alternatives Presentation Meeting on the project listed below will be held on Monday, July 16, 2018 beginning at 7:00 PM, at the Leicester Town Office located at 44 Schoolhouse Road in Leicester, Vermont. The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) will be presenting information about this project, which is tentatively scheduled for 2020. Road culvert replacement project: • Leicester BO 1445(37) TH-12 (Old Jerusalem Rd)., Bridge (culvert) #4 The preferred alternative includes the replacement of the existing corrugated metal arch culvert and concrete slab with a new buried structure. Old Jerusalem Road will be closed for up to 3 weeks while the work is being completed. The intent of the meeting is to provide an overview of this project to Town Officials, local residents and businesses, emergency services, residents, and other interested parties. Representatives from VTrans will be available at the meeting to hear public concerns about the project. A copy of the Scoping Report for this project may be seen at the town office after June 22, or at the Structures Section of the Agency of Transportation’s office in Montpelier, Vermont. An electronic copy is also available online at: At this site, the project name is 12j636. 7/2

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motorcycle operating erratically on Route 17 in New Haven. Troopers located the motorcycle on Route 7 in New Haven near Lime Kiln Road stopped it. Troopers cited Patrick Tynan, 58, of Ferrisburgh for driving under the influence, third offense. • On July 8 saw Stephen Young, 28, of Ferrisburgh driving on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh, and knew that Young’s privilege to operate a motor vehicle on a public highway was under criminal suspension. Police stopped the vehicle and cited Young for driving with a criminally suspended license. • On July 9 stopped a car driven on Route 22A in Addison by Karen Norton, 47, of Vergennes and cited her for driving with a criminally suspended license and issued tickets for speeding and consuming an alcoholic beverage while driving. • On July 10 at a little past 7 p.m. responded to a one-car crash on James Road in Weybridge that claimed the life of Randall Quesnel Jr., 36, of Ferrisburgh. Read a full account of this incident in a story in the A section of today’s edition.


This notice is to inform any patient who had previously been a patient of Dr. Brad Fuller that your medical records are now stored at UVM Medical Center/Porter Hospital. If you have questions please call the Porter Surgical Care Practice at 802.388.9885 7/5


Separate sealed BIDS for the construction of the Pump Station No. 3 and 9 Forcemain Improvements project will be received by the Town of Middlebury, VT. The project consists of the relocation of an existing forcemain and rehabilitation of an existing manhole. The BIDS shall be received by the Town of Middlebury, Public Works Department, 1020 South Route 7, Middlebury, VT, until 1:00 p.m., August 2, 2018 and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud. If BIDS are forwarded by mail, the sealed envelope containing the BID must be enclosed in another envelope containing the BID addressed to the Town of Middlebury, Public Works Department, 77 Main Street, Middlebury, VT 05753. A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting is scheduled at the intersection of Weybridge and Jayne Court, Middlebury VT at 10:00 a.m. on July 24, 2018. All prospective bidders are encouraged to attend this meeting. The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined at the following locations: 1. Town of Middlebury, Public Works Department, 1020 South Route 7, Middlebury, VT 05753. 2. Aldrich + Elliott, PC, 6 Market Place, Ste. 2, Essex Jct., VT 05452. 3. AGC of VT Plan Room, c/o Works In Progress, 20 Farrell Street, Suite 103, So. Burlington, VT 05403. Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be obtained at the office of Blue Prints Etc. located at 20 Farrell Street, South Burlington, VT 05403, upon a nonrefundable payment of $75.00 for each set. Checks shall be payable to Blue Prints Etc. Kathleen Ramsay Town Manager 7/12

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Addison County Courthouse (1) Addison County Superior Court (1) Leicester (1) Middlebury (1) UVM-Porter Medical Center (1) Vergennes (1) Vermont Secretary of State (1) PROPOSED STATE RULES By law, public notice of proposed rules must be given by publication in newspapers of record. The purpose of these notices is to give the public a chance to respond to the proposals. The public notices for administrative rules are now also available online at rules/ . The law requires an agency to hold a public hearing on a proposed rule, if requested to do so in writing by 25 persons or an association having at least 25 members. To make special arrangements for individuals with disabilities or special needs please call or write the contact person listed below as soon as possible. To obtain further information concerning any scheduled hearing(s), obtain copies of proposed rule(s) or submit comments regarding proposed rule(s), please call or write the contact person listed below. You may also submit comments in writing to the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules, State House, Montpelier, Vermont 05602 (802-828-2231). Note: The six rules below have been promulgated by the Agency of Human Services who has requested the notices be combined to facilitate a savings for the agency. When contacting the agency about these rules please note the title and rule number of the rule(s) you are interested in. New Rule: Telehealth - Vermont Proposed Rule: 18P030 Amended Rules: Health Care Administrative Rules Definitions - Vermont Proposed Rule: 18P031 Home Health Agency Services - Vermont Proposed Rule: 18P032 Durable Medical Equipment - Vermont Proposed Rule: 18P033 Wheelchairs, Mobility Devices, and Seating Systems - Vermont Proposed Rule: 18P034 Repealed Rule: Telemonitoring (The content of this rule will be adopted in the new Telehealth rule) Vermont Proposed Rule: 18P035 AGENCY: Agency of Human Services CONCISE SUMMARY: The proposed rules set forth the criteria for coverage and service delivery for Health Care Administrative Rules (HCAR). The revisions replace Medicaid covered services rules 7401, 7505, 7506 and 7702, as part of the sequential adoption of Health Care Administrative Rules designed to improve public accessibility and comprehension of the rules concerning the operation of Vermont’s Medicaid program. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Ashley Berliner Agency of Human Services 280 State Drive Waterbury, VT 05671-1000 Tel: 802-578-9305 Fax: 802-241-0450 E-Mail: ashley. URL: 7/12

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Notice is hereby given to the residents of the City of Vergennes, owners of land within said city and other interested persons and parties, that the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 7 p.m. at City Hall for the purposes set forth hereto. Pursuant to 24 V.S.A. § 4441, the Planning Commission proposes to amend the Vergennes zoning and subdivision regulations. A copy of the proposed amendment to the zoning map is on file in the City Clerk’s office for public examination. Statement of Purpose: The purpose of amending the zoning map in the zoning and subdivision regulations is to bring it into conformance with the land use map of the municipal development plan that was approved by the City Council on July 18, 2017. Geographic Area Affected Two parcels on West Main Street currently in the Low Density Residential District are proposed to be designated Medium Density Residential by extending the district to the south. 7/12


NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC v. DESNA GAIL JENKINS F/K/A DESNA G. RICHARDSON A/K/A DESNA J. RICHARDSON AND ASSET ACCEPTANCE, LLC OCCUPANTS OF: 531 Main Street, Orwell VT MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY UNDER 12 V.S.A. sec 4952 et seq. In accordance with the Judgment Order and Decree of Foreclosure entered, in the above captioned action brought to foreclose that certain mortgage given by Desna G. Richardson to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for GMAC Mortgage Corporation dba, dated September 3, 2005 and recorded in Book 73 Page 139 of the land records of the Town of Orwell, of which mortgage the Plaintiff is the present holder, by virtue of the following Assignments of Mortgage: (1) Assignment of Mortgage from Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for GMAC Mortgage Corporation dba to GMAC Mortgage, LLC dated November 7, 2007 and recorded in Book 78 Page 76 and (2) Assignment of Mortgage from GMAC Mortgage, LLC to Nationstar Mortgage, LLC dated September 5, 2013 and recorded in Book 89 Page 82, both of the land records of the Town of Orwell for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 531 Main Street, Orwell, Vermont on July 31, 2018 at 10:00 AM all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, To wit: ALL THAT PARCEL OF LAND IN ADDISON COUNTY, STATE OF VERMONT, AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN DEED BOOK 69, PAGE 13, ID# 003030000, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 003, BLOCK 030, SECTION 000, CONTAINING THREE-FOURTHS OF AN ACRE, MORE OR LESS AND BIENG MORE PARTICULARLY’ DESCRIBED AS A METES AND BOUNDS PROPERTY MEANING AND INTENDING HEREBY TO DESCRIBE AND CONVEY THE SAME PREMISES CONVEYED TO THE GRANTORS BY DEED OF CURTIS R PARENT AND KATHLEEN L PARCET, HUSBAND AND WIFE, DATED AUGUST 29, 2002 AND RECORDED ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2002 IN VOLUME 64, PAGE 351 OF THE LAND RECORDS IN AND FOR THE ORWELL TOWNSHIP, COUNTY OF ADDISON, STATE OF VERMONT BY FEE SIMPLE DEED FROM PATRICK J RICHARDSON AS SET FORTH IN BOOK 69 PAGE 13 DATED 02/02/2004 AND RECORDED 02/24/2004, ADDISON COUNTY RECORDS, STATE OF VERMONT Reference is hereby made to the above instruments and to the records and references contained therein in further aid of this description. Terms of sale: Said premises will be sold and conveyed subject to all liens, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, tax titles, municipal liens and assessments, if any, which take precedence over the said mortgage above described. TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00) Dollars of the purchase price must be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check at the time and place of the sale by the purchaser. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check within sixty (60) days after the date of sale. The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the mortgage, including the costs and expenses of the sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale. DATED : June 12, 2018 By: /S/Rachel K. Ljunggren, Esq. Rachel K. Ljunggren, Esq. Bendett and McHugh, PC 270 Farmington Ave., Ste. 151 Farmington, CT 06032 7/05

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MUMS students receive Presidental award MIDDLEBURY — Recently 36 students at Middlebury Union Middle School we recognized by The President’s Education Awards Program (PEAP). The students were given awards on behalf of the President of the United States and the U.S. Secretary of Education. Founded in 1983. The purpose of the program is to recognize U.S. students in elementary, middle and high school for their educational achievements. The program awards both The President’s Award for Educational Excellence and the President’s Award for Educational Achievement. Both awards can be given at the sole discretion of the participating school’s principal. Ivy Doran, Viviana Hammond, Anya Hardy-Mittell, Ben Munkres, Zoe Noble and Mischa Yurista

received the President’s Award for Educational Excellence. To achieve this award, students must be on the academic high honor roll for the first seven quarters of middle school. The President’s Award for Educational Achievement, given to those students who have shown tremendous growth in any/all areas, demonstrated unusual commitment to learning despite obstacles, and/ or demonstrated achievement in the arts such as music or theater, went to Alyza Alger, Hailey Clark, Genevieve Dora, Elvis McIntosh, Joseph Niemo, Ethan Ploof, Michael Plouffe, Jackson Poppenga, Stephen Ragan-Selecky and Caroline Teague. A number of MUMS students received the American Citizenship Award, sponsored by the National

Association of Secondary School Principals and the National Association of Elementary School Principals. To achieve this award students must have had no writeups for two years, maintained work habits honor roll status for the first seven quarters (four of which must be high honors) and have good attendance for two years. The following students met these criteria: Thomas Ash, Julia Bartlett, Carlisle Brush, Talia Cotroneo, Ivy Doran, Saskia GoriMontanelli, Viviana Hammond, Anya Hardy-Mittell, Edwin Hodde, Sarah Holmes, Amanda Kearns, Cady Scout McKibben-Baier, Zoe Noble, Fairley Olson, Holly Staats, Hannah Turner, Samuel Warren, Katherine Whipple, Mischa Yurista and Katrina Yurista.




BRANDON — Otter Valley Union High School has announced the final honor roll for the 2017-2018 year. Students named to the roll include: 7TH GRADE Principal’s List: Kelsey Adams, Abigail Adamsen, Brooke Bertrand, Bryn Blanchard, Ella Brytowski, Makenna Dick, Kylee Forrest, Sydney Gallo, Jaden Grace, Cebelle Hull, Meghan John, Andrew Kenyon, Cade Landesman, Ryleigh LaPorte, Dylan Lear, Anna Lee, Mackenzie McKay, Braedon McKeighan, Alyssa McRae, Olivia Miner, Genevieve Mott, Harley Neilson, Eliza Norford, Emily Peduto, Elena Politano, Alivia Sheldrick, Keith Sinclair, Casey Thompson, Isabella Watkins, Morgan White and John Woodbury. Honor Roll: Benjamin Adams, Devin Anderson, Tucker Babcock, Jordan Beayon, Caleb Blanchard, Keith Carrara, John Coleman, Jr., Colton Cone, Lauren Costales, Kailey Frary, Pajua Gamba, Matthew Greeno, Alexis Hayes, Jaheim Hughes, Valerie Johnson, Sophia Kopp, Taylor Lampman, Morgan Landesman, Brea LaRock, Katelyn Lee, Kendra Mallette, Benjamin Marks, Kiley Martin, Ella Moyer, Cadence Muth, Grace O’Connell, Lillian O’Conner, Keevon Parks, Gavin Parry, Thomas Politano, Marquise Reed , Kaitlyn Shanahan, Malachi Sheldrick, Isabell Stevens, Hailey Stone and Caleb Whitney. 8TH GRADE Principal’s List: Hayden Bernhardt, Marissa Connors, Olivia Depatie, Sienna Diezel, Jamie Dube-

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Depatie, Evan Diaz, Julia Eastman, Alia Edmunds, Emma Falquero, Johan Harding, Samantha Hatch, Jordan Lemieux, Bianca Madrigal, Kristin Markie, Alyza McKeighan, Ian Ouellette, Nicholas Pecor, Spencer Pelkey, Shayla Phillips, Jacob Quenneville and Olivia White. 11TH GRADE Scholar’s Roll: Michael Bedard, Samuel Buswell, Ella Chaney, Hayden Gallo, Clay Hays, Nicholas LaCoille, Dylan Mackie, Patrick McKeighan and Ethan Sulik-Doty. Principal’s List: Mickeen Hogan. Honor Roll: Evelyn Bart, Joshua Beayon, Meghan Chaney, Nathan Depatie, Collin Elliott, Nathaniel Hudson, Hayden Hull, Timothy Kittler, Gabriella LaGrange, Chauncey Moncrief, Isaiah Nelson, Reilly Shannon, Kameron Strickney and Aedan Taylor. 12TH GRADE Scholar’s Roll: Madison Coombs, Michael Daly, Olivia Gaissert, Owen Kulp, Gabriela Poalino and Cameron Silloway. Principal’s List: Bryan Desabrais. Honor Roll: Sabrina Brown, Ashley Clark, Kathryn Coolidge, Brittney Danforth, Savannah Diaz, Kyla Dodge-Goshea, Sarah Hobbs, Carson Holmquist, Brandon Jankosky, Tricia John, Dylan Kapitan, William Kelly, Alexandra Lear, Joshua Letourneau, Logan Lewis, Benjamin Markowski, Jonathan McKeighan, Jessica Mischanko, Peyton Mitchell, Emily Perry, Chelsea Reed, Colby Reynolds, William Ringey, Justin Tremblay, Payson Williams and Christa Wood.

VUHS honor roll VERGENNES — The final honor roll for the Vergennes Union High School 2017-2018 school year has been announced. Below are the VUHS students named to the roll for the fourth quarter. 12TH GRADE High Honors: Ally Atkins, Lance Bergmans, Anneke Boelens, Sierra Chamberlain, Lillian Clark, Adelaide Cushman, Nora Hatch, Olivia Hawkins, Kristina Jochum, Brody King, Erin Lawrence, Benjamin Praamsma, Lianna Sargent-Maher, Dakota Spear and Megan Tarte. Honors: David Bowen, Mason Charlebois, Rudy Davis, Norah Deming, Tucker Dike, Jayna Duffy, Peighton Duprey, Kayla Gevry, Silas Goldman, Ian Greenia, Judith Portugal-Dunne, Alivia Roach, Bailey Smith, Raymond VanderWey, Marigrace Wojciechowski and Willem Wormer. 11TH GRADE High Honors: Sepehr Belar, Bethany Delgadillo, Connor Gill, Bess Gramling, Marin Howell, Olivia Hutchins, Emily Jackson, Ezekiel Palmer, Sarah Peterson, Hannah Philbrook, Dylan Rapoport, Madeline Smith, Brianna VanderWey and Cedar Winslow. Honors: Michael Alexopoulos, Emma Bryant, Colby Bushey, Benjamin Clark, Devon Coleman, Kylie Comeau, Hunter Coyle, Ashley Cray, Dominic Fleming, Jody Forbes, Jameson Haggett, Jack Halpin, Josephine Jackman, Brandon Jewell, Cheyenne Jewett, Rachel Leete, Morgan Lynk, Ciara McClay, Vincent Moore, Wade Mullin, Richmond Rathbun, Lydia Sabourin, Abigail Smith, Sydney Tarte, Paiton Tolmer and Carter Visicaro.


Vanessa Carly Molloy, a junior Anthropology and Sociology double major was named to the Saint Michael’s College dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester.

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10TH GRADE High Honors: Luke Bergmans, Ian Brons, Leah Croke, Benjamin Curtis, Nathan DeVos, Siobhan Eagan, Sophie Hatch, Marlie Hunt, Justin McEntee, Rory Patch, Emily Rooney and Kai Williams. Honors: Claire Austin, Brianna Billings, Abigail Bluteau, Emily Brinkman, Adelaide Brooks, Eleni Brouillard, Kaleigh Campbell, Trudy Cosgrove, Michael Davis, Matthew DeMatties, Alder Donovan-Cook, Heather French, Jackson Hameline, Kyla Heir, Abigail Hutchins, Karyn Kenfield, Robert Kenfield, Erich Reitz, Grace Smith, Robert Verburg and Kathryn Wyckoff. 9TH GRADE High Honors: Jenna AbbeyLowell, Ava Collins, Sophia Davis, Xander DeBlois, Aidan Gebo, Emma Jackman, Reagan Kayhart, Hannah Kelly, Kobe Kessler, Jordan Kimball, Nima Mehregan, Jordan Norris, Anna Rakowski, Adam Sausville, Isabel Steen and Pearl Sutton. Honors: Harriet Anderson, Katherine Anderson, Karrie Ayer, Christopher Bolduc, Summer Chabot, Stang Chantawan, Amanda Cook, Lauren Curtis, Ryleigh Dieterle, Rebekah Duprey, Emalie Gernander, Sydney Jewell, Ethan Kile, Riley Lane, Sabrina Larrow, Thomas Lawrence, Hailey Lynch, Ethan Lynk, Chloe Mailloux, Maria Malaney, Julieanne McGrath and Jarret Muzzy. Also Connor Pouliot, Gabriel Praamsma, Antonio Socinski, Tucker Stearns, Morgan Terry, Savannah Thomann, Ashley Tierney, Samuel Visser, Brendan Whitehouse, AliciaRose Whitney and Jonathan Willis.

8TH GRADE High Honors: Olivia Brooks, Anna Carr, Alisdair Chauvin, Ila Collette, Allison Croke, Audrey Delp, Mykenzie Duffy, Una Fonte, Ella Hameline, Liv-Berit Heinz, Bradley Kutchukian, Kaitlyn Little, Jonah Mahe, Clarinda McAllister, Ryley Olsen, Felicia Poirier, Alexandria Rice and Avery Rugg. Honors: Kathryn Armstrong, Alisae Berg, Sierra Bertrand, Timothy Bolduc, Hayden Bowen, Adam Clark, Richard Cosgrove, Bryce Delp, Carver Delp, Payden Garthaffner, Ethan Gebo, Priya Ginalski, Jacob Hanlon, Oscar Huestis, Andrew Kachmar, Renee Marshall, Shea McLaren, Rhode Miguel, Shelby Paquin, Gavin Quinlan, Colin Raymond, Trent Richardson, Tori Scott, Audrey Scribner, Cal Seyler, Taylor Stearns, Audrey Tembreull, Derek Vorsteveld and Olivia Wyckoff. 7TH GRADE High Honors: Jackson Bennett, Raia Bryant, Frances Eckels, Reese Gernander, Thane Gill, Claire Hatch, Morgan Hurlburt, Parker Kayhart, Madison Laberge, Jasmine Little, Samuel Michaels, Reese Moulton, Avry O’Brien, Peyton Paquette, Carlyn Rapoport and Keaton St. Martin. Honors: Jonas Amerson, Eli Brace, Kyra Bradford, Xavier DeBlois, Maria Delgadillo, Arielle Dumont, Abram Francis, Madison Graves, Samantha Hallock, Caden Howell, Nathan Muzzy, Gideon Palmer, Madison Perkins, Kassidy Quinlan, Connor Raymond, Julia Reitz, Wyatt Rochon, Shamus Rooney, Molly Simons, Justine St. Martin and Opal Sutton.

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Bordeau, Tamar Foster, Keenan Hogan, Alice Keith, Anna Kerr, Lucas Klein, Lauren Konarski, Gunnar Tinsman and Kieran Williams. Honor Roll: Ken Backus, Jarrod Brutkoski, Natashia Capen, Michael Dame, Brian Donahue, Jade Flanders, Brittney Jackson, Maggie Loyzelle, Garacyn Mitchell, Madison Quenneville, Nichole Racine, JoAnna Ray, Tyson Stickney, Umaryn Swift and Evan Thomas. 9TH GRADE Scholar’s Roll: Sarah Calvin, Joseph Cijka, Grace Coolidge, Mallory Lufkin, Jessica Malbon, Madilyn Morgan, Mia Politano and McKenna White. Principal’s List: Caleb Chisamore, Raychel Kemp and Rena Taylor. Honor Roll: Paige Backus, Shasta Bourn, Ashley Carrara, Brittany Corey, Melody Falker, Niya Hall, Melody Henry, Mathew Hernandez, Marie Hudy, Alexander Lamoureux, Cole Letourneau, Karlton McDonough, Bonnie Moore, Kinsey Moyer, Javin Neilson, Alexander Philo, Anoushka Pschorr, Brian Thornton, Benjamin Walker and Connor Watters. 10TH GRADE Scholar’s Roll: Kati Bashaw, Livia Bernhardt, Lauryl Blanchard, Morgan Daly, Phoebe Elliott, Edward Kopp, Carolynn Lafountaine, Morgan LaPorte, Jocelyn Noble, Stephanie Palmer, Leah Pinkowski, Aiden Purcell and Elinor Ross. Principal’s List: Haleigh Pelkey. Honor Roll: Caitlin Bixby, Kiaria Corbett, Haley Curtis, Ashlynn

She is the daughter of Walter and Jaqueline Malloy of New Haven and a graduate of Mount Abraham Union High School. She double minors in Education and Applied Linguistics and is the vice president of her class. During the school year she is an active member on the Academic Committee. This summer Vanessa will be attending a four-week 120-hour intensive course at Saint Michael’s College in TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language), where she will become both nationally and internationally certified to teach English to individuals who have a different

native/home language. Vanessa is also currently interning at the Residence at Otter Creek in Middlebury. She has been working in the “Engagement and Reflections” Department, where she interviews residents, plays music with them, browses through pictures and life histories, and overall gives them an attentive and trustworthy ear as they invite her to listen to their lives. Vanessa also works at Almost Home Market in Bristol. Criteria for selection to the dean’s list requires that the student must have a minimum semester grade point average of 3.5 for the semester.

Three local student were named to the dean’s list at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. for the spring 2018 semester. Clayton D. Duclos of Middlebury, is a member of the class of 2018 and is majoring in English. Duclos attended Mount Abraham Union High School. Fellow classmate Phoebe E. Plank of North Ferrisburgh, majoring in Conservation Biology,

was also tapped for the honor as was Katherine F. Moody of North Ferrisburgh, a member of the Class of 2021. Plank attended Vergennes Union High School. Moody attended Mount Abraham Union High School. To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must have completed at least four courses and have an academic average of 3.6 based on a 4.0 scale for the semester.

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Artist and teacher Nancy McClaran stands behind the “art wall,” a large-scale mosaic project at the Lincoln Community School that she is overseeing. Over the next year students and community members will cover this 128-square-foot wall with a mosaic — a nighttime motif on one side, daytime on the other — that McClaran designed.  INDEPENDENT PHOTO/TRENT CAMPBELL

Lincoln school wall becomes a canvas for artists


hough the Muses will have plenty of chances over the coming year to descend upon the Lincoln Community School, the art that is now emerging there will require more than inspiration; it will require hundreds of hours of sweat and labor.


That and about 30,000 pieces of tile, glass and stone.

Led by art teacher Nancy McClaran, Lincoln students and community members are covering both sides of a 128-square-foot concrete wall outside the school with giant mosaics, which they hope to complete by June 2019. McClaran has created basic designs for the project — a nighttime motif on one side, daytime on the other — but she said a key component of the process will be “letting go.” “When you make a drawing of something, it’s easy to get attached to it,” she said. “But as soon as you

start working on the mosaic, it becomes its own thing. It’s about being open to what happens.” It’s also about being open to whoever shows up to help — and teaching them the process. Not only has McClaran integrated mosaic work into the LCS art curriculum, but she’s also organizing workdays throughout the summer, drawing kids from Lincoln Sports and STEAM Vermont summer camps, and adults from all over the community. Lincoln Town Clerk Sally Ober, who helped out at one recent workday, was intimidated by the process at first, but once she got going she was hooked. “It’s really fun digging through so many different pieces of material, imagining how they might fit into an image and cutting or snipping them to change their shapes as needed,” Ober said. “The beautiful thing is that everyone will have given something different to it. It might be a star, a piece of the mountains, a creature, a flower or tree, or a part of the river. In the end we will all own the accomplishment together.”

McClaran found early inspiration for the project in the work of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, whose legacy includes not only the legendary Sagrada Família cathedral in Barcelona but also pioneering work in outdoor mosaic techniques. But would techniques developed in a Mediterranean climate transfer to the Green Mountains? Enter artist Kate Hartley, who leads the North Creek Mosaic Project in upstate New York and is creating the very same kind of mural McClaran had been envisioning. The North Creek mosaic will cover a series of concrete walls that line that town’s Main Street. Upon completion, the project will have spanned more than a decade. Hartley’s application method allows people to create their own pieces of the mural offsite — in classrooms, libraries, preschools — which are then combined section by section to create a unified whole. In addition to Hartley’s work, McClaran was also inspired by discussions about how to engage communities in large-scale art projects, and it SEE WALL ON PAGE 3

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dgewater Gallery on the Green has unveiled a dynamic sculpture exhibition in the heart of Middlebury featuring the work of Jonathan D. Ebinger. These sculptures will be on view through the month of July with a reception on Friday, July 13, from 5:30-7 p.m. See, good things do happen on Friday the 13th. Originally from New Jersey, Ebinger honed his skills while earning a degree in fine art from the Art Institute of Boston. He continued a rigorous study of welding techniques through an opportunity to take free welding classes while working as a union construction worker. Ebinger uses a unique collection of materials consisting of stainless steel nuts, bolts, washers and rods. “They are not just construction materials, but rather pieces of a puzzle that I am able to fit together to create whatever kind of sculpture I can imagine,” said Ebinger. “They are metal shapes; hexagons and perfect circles of all different sizes. When I bring together all of these geometric shapes, they have an intriguing and inviting look and feel.”

“Lion” by Jonathan D. Ebinger

His vivacious animal sculptures are built using a mig welder one washer at a time, from one seamless end to another rather than in sections. Ebinger’s choice of animals as his subjects stems from years of studying the human skeleton in figure drawing classes. While working in the studio he references projected images of the specific creature, glancing at the reference while welding in

order to attain the most realistic pose and weight possible. His work honors a realistic expression of the musculature structure and gait of animals, as well as the soulful, expressive quality of their eyes. “Artwork, whether it is music, painting or sculpting is a process of give and take,” Ebinger explained when asked where his work is headed. “A musician can’t force notes to sound good... to make real music you have to let it happen. It’s the same thing with painters and sculptors. Van Gogh painted what he felt and let it happen. He didn’t fight it. He listened... in true art, there is more going on than what we see.”

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was with that in mind last year that she applied for — and was awarded — a $14,904 Animating Infrastructure Grant from the Vermont Arts Council. The funding allowed McClaran to engage Hartley as an “artist consultant” to provide three half-day training sessions on mosaic technique, planning and design. “I taught Nancy some of the technical aspects, like making sure young artists don’t use too much glue,” Hartley said. “I also showed her some ‘tricks’ that local contractors from my community had taught me, in dealing with mortar and varieties of tiles, stones and glass.” On Hartley’s third visit, this past May, the first tiles were applied to the wall. “This is a time of much polarization nationally and globally,” McClaran wrote in her grant application. “It’s critically important to engage our community in practices that emphasize our common bonds. In this project, community members of all ages, political views, religious affiliations and socioeconomic backgrounds will roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty together for the shared purpose of creating beauty.” Even in the middle of a blistering heat wave. As temperatures reached the mid-90s last week — too hot, they decided, for a children’s workday — McClaran and a friend, Sandra Murphy (who helped McClaran write the grant application), hunched over buckets, wielding sponges and scrapers, soaking the wall with

water, applying cement, pressing tile. Inside the art room, dozens of smaller sections of the mosaic — each arranged and glued to a special mesh material — awaited application: a colorful section composed by LCS library/instructional assistant Maureen Rotax; sections of river designed by preschoolers after they had danced like the river and painted watercolors of it. Along the wall lay box after box of materials: colorful glass to be cut by hand into whatever shapes are needed, large tiles that hammers will reduce in completely unpredictable ways. “It feels a little like putting a puzzle together without a box top image to look at,” Ober said. McClaran has lived in Lincoln for more than 25 years and began teaching at LCS in 2002. Every year she guides students on outdoor art projects inspired by the work of environmental sculptor Andy Goldsworthy, who is famous for his arrangements of leaves, flowers, stones and other found natural materials. The intimate relationships she and her students develop with the natural world have deeply informed and inspired the content of the mosaic. It will take more than a year to cover the entire wall (tiles cannot be applied in winter weather), but McClaran plans to document the entire process. A year from now, as Lincoln celebrates the completed mosaic, videos and photographs taken along the way will show not only how a work of art got made but also the gathering, dispersal and return of communities within communities — proof that, in Andy Goldsworthy’s words, “Some sculptures need the movement of people around them to work.” Reach Christopher Ross at christopherr@

Alexandra Murphy readies another tile for the Lincoln Community School Mosaic Project. A writer who recently published an article on community-building through hands-on craftsmanship, Murphy plans to write an in-depth story about the Lincoln Community School project. INDEPENDENT PHOTO/TRENT CAMPBELL

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et classy this Sunday afternoon at the Rochester Federated Church, where the Rochester Chamber Music Society has presented world-class musicians for the past 24 years. On Sunday, July 15, 4 p.m., RCMS will host Vanessa Holroyd, flute, Mary Rowell, violin, and Cynthia Huard, piano.

Programming will include Nino Rota’s “Trio for Flute, Violin and Piano.” Italian-born Rota, is widely known for his film scores including the Godfather movies. The program will also feature Borne’s “Fantasie Brillante on Themes from Bizet’s Carmen,” Prokofiev’s “Flute Sonata in D major, Op.94” and Greenstein’s “Be There.”

MARY ROWELL Mary Rowell has performed and recorded with scores of today’s composers as soloist and chamber musician. This Juilliard graduate is known for her work with the Grammy Awardwinning Tango Project, the indie band The Silos and pop icon Joe Jackson. Rowell has appeared as violin and electric violin soloist with the National Symphony, Houston Symphony, New York Chamber Orchestra and Warsaw Philharmonic, among others. She is currently

working with composer/performer Eve Beglarian as the duo BRIM and recently has debuted two new groups — TURNmusic based in Waterbury, and the composer/performer Quartet Ensemble 50. Rowell is currently the concertmaster of the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra in New York City.

VANESSA HOLROYD Vanessa Holroyd regularly performs as principal flute with the Orchestra of Emmanuel Music and enjoys an active freelance career in the Boston area with a focus on chamber music. She collaborated with members of the Grammynominated string ensemble A Far Cry and the American Repertory Theater for the 2015 premier of Matthew AuCoin’s opera “Crossing.” She has also performed on concerts presented by Rockport Chamber Music Festival (Mass.), Emmanuel Music, Rochester Chamber Music Society and Winsor Music, in addition to recitals throughout the U.S. and British Virgin Islands with pianist, Joy Cline Phinney. Holroyd is a member of Arcadian Winds, a Boston-based woodwind quintet specializing in contemporary music. She serves as Concert Series Manager and Concert Tour Director for Phillips Exeter Academy and has led tours to Vietnam, Canada, New York and California. In addition to her work as a performer

and educator, Holroyd co-owns and operates the music agency, Music Management, which pairs music with over 1,500 events annually.

CYNTHIA HUARD Cynthia Huard has appeared as a featured soloist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and the Aston Magna Early Music Festival (also in Mass.) She has also taken her piano and harpsichord skills on tour throughout the U.S. and in Europe. As Artistic Director of the Rochester Chamber Music Society’s summer series, she has performed with Lark Quartet, Johannes Quartet, cellist Nathaniel Rosen, and with chamber players of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, National Symphony and the Colorado, Utah and Vermont Symphony Orchestras. Her recent premiers include music by Nico Muhly, Padma Newsome, and commissions from Erik Nielsen and Thomas L. Read. She is pianist for the innovative Heliand Consort and is cofounder of the Middlebury Song Fest. When not performing herself, Huard teaches piano and chamber music at Middlebury College and the Middlebury Community Music Center. For info more information visit or call (802) 767-9234.

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riginally presented in wide release in 1968, “Yellow Submarine” is back on the big screen this summer. Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater will screen this worldwide smash hit on July 15 for the 50th anniversary of the film.

“Yellow Submarine,” based on a song by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, is a fantastic tale brimming with peace, love and hope, propelled by classic Beatles songs, including “Eleanor Rigby,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” “All You Need Is Love” and “It’s All Too Much.” In “Yellow Submarine,” the music-loving inhabitants of Pepperland are under siege by the Blue Meanies, a nasty group of musichating creatures. The Lord Mayor of Pepperland (Dick Emery) dispatches sailor Old Fred (Lance Percival) to Liverpool, England, where he is to recruit the help of the Beatles (John Lennon,


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Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr). The sympathetic Beatles ride a yellow submarine to the occupied Pepperland, where the Blue Meanies have no chance against the Fab Four’s groovy tunes. Inspired by the generation’s new trends in art, the film hearkens back to the dazzling pop art styles. The film was directed by George Dunning, and written by Lee Minoff, Al Brodax, Jack Mendelsohn and Erich Segal, With art direction and production design by Heinz Edelmann and animation direction by Robert Balser and Jack Stokes.

“Yellow Submarine” has now been restored in 4K digital resolution. The film will screen on July 15 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 or $5 for students, and may be purchased at, by calling (802) 382-9222, at the THT box office (MondaySaturday, 12-5 p.m.) or at the door, if available. Run time is 87 minutes.

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ARTIST’S RECEPTION IN MIDDLEBURY. Friday, July 13, 5-7 p.m., Edgewater on the Green, 6 Merchants Row. opening reception for “Jonathan D. Ebinger: Breathing Life Into Metal” In conjunction with reception at Edgewater on the Falls. ARTIST’S RECEPTION IN MIDDLEBURY. Friday, July 13, 5-7 p.m., Edgewater at the Falls, 1 Mill St. Opening reception for “Scott Addis: Solo Exhibition” In conjunction with reception at Edgewater on the Green. ARTIST’S OPENING RECEPTION IN MIDDLEBURY. Friday, July 13, 5-7 p.m., The Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Janet Fredericks’ “Land Marks: The Land We Mark, Marks Us” is a series of works on paper and canvas that explore the marks we make on the earth. Exhibit runs from July 13 through Sept. 9. More info at 802-382-9222 or OPENING RECEPTIONS IN ROCHESTER. Saturday, July 14, 5-7 p.m., Big Town Gallery, 99 N. Main St. Meet the artists and see the new shows — Hyper Flora – JoAnn Carson and Light & Paper/ Mes Plantes – Peter Moriarty. More info at EXHIBIT OPENING IN FERRISBURGH. Sunday, July 15, 3 p.m., Rokeby, 4334 Route 7. The Fabric of Emancipation: The African Diasporic Lens of American History through Contemporary Fiber Arts features the work of eight of the country’s preeminent fiber, textile and needle artists expressing what it means to be of African descent in the Americas. CURATOR GALLERY TALK IN FERRISBURGH. Sunday, July 15, 3 p.m., Rokeby, 4334 Route 7. To open Rokeby’s 2018 special exhibit “The Fabric of Emancipation,” Harlem Needle Arts director and curator Michelle Bishop will speak on the influence of textile art as resistance for social change.





Main St. The final event the 40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green, with Big Band tunes to dance the night away; come early for swing-dance lessons with Jim Condon. Free. More info at 802-462-3555 or

INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO WITH MISS CUSSON IN SHOREHAM. Saturday, July 14, 1 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. Come explore some brass, woodwind, and stringed instruments with the music teacher at Shoreham and Bridport Elementary Schools. Fun for all ages.



THE BEATLES’ “YELLOW SUBMARINE” ON SCREEN IN MIDDLEBURY. Sunday, July 15, 2 and 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. John, Paul, George and Ringo have an animated adventure and foil the Blue Meanies in this classic ’60s animated film. Tickets $10- $15, available at or at the box office at 802382-9222.

THE 24TH ANNUAL BASIN BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL IN BRANDON. Thursday, July 12, 5 p.m., Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sunday, July 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Basin Rd. Corey Zink and County Line open this year’s festival. Lots of events, activities and above all, music. Day and weekend ticket prices. Celebrate all things Bluegrass in the Basin. On the web at: More info at 802-2473275 or

“BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” ON SCREEN IN BRISTOL. Thursday, July 12, dusk, on the town green. The next installment of Bristol’s movies in the park for 2018. Bring a chair, a blanket and some popcorn for plein air movie viewing. Rain location Holley Hall.

“LES MIS” ON SCREEN IN SHOREHAM. Wednesday, July 18, 7 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. It’s the Hugh Jackman version. Check out the movie in the air conditioned library. Popcorn will be served. MUSIC AND MOVIES SERIES IN MIDDLEBURY. Wednesday, July 18, 8 p.m., College Park, across from Shafer’s. The Better Middlebury Partnership’s series continues with a free showing of the movie “Hidden Figures.” “ROGUE ONE” ON SCREEN IN BRISTOL. Thursday, July 19, dusk, on the town green. The next installment of Bristol’s movies in the park for 2018. Bring a chair, a blanket and some popcorn for plein air movie viewing. Rain location Holley Hall.


MAGICIAN TOM VERNER IN MIDDLEBURY. Friday, July 13, noon, on the town green. Verner returns once more to entertain and delight as part of the 40th Annual Festival on the Green. Free. More info at 802-462-3555 or

ROBERT AND GIGI: SING-A-LONG IN MIDDLEBURY. Thursday, July 12, noon, on the green. Bring the kids and celebrate the 40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green with festival regulars Robert & Gigi. Free. More info at 802-462-3555 or

STARLINE RHYTHM BOYS IN HANCOCK. Thursday, July 12, 6:30 p.m., on the green. Bring a chair and a picnic. Free. Rain site available. Part of the Hancock Green Summer Concert series. THE MAMMALS ON STAGE IN MIDDLEBURY. Thursday, July 12, 8:30 p.m., on the town green. A festival favorite, come celebrate the 40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green with this Indie-roots trailblazing, high-octane Americana quintet. Free. More info at 802-4623555 or HANS UWE HIELSCHIER CARILLON IN MIDDLEBURY. Friday, July 13, 6 p.m., Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns, Middlebury College. Hielschier has been Organist and Carillonneur at the Marktkirche (Protestant Church) of the Hess since 1979. Come hear this a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free. More info at CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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THE WELTERWEIGHTS PLAY IN MIDDLEBURY. Friday, July 13, 7 p.m., on the town green. Celebrate the 40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green with Kelly Ravin and Lowell Thompson-fronted Vermont-based rockin’ country band. Free. More info at 802-462-3555 or “BERNARD MALAMUD: TALES OF THE CITY” ON STAGE IN ROCHESTER. Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, July 15, 2 p.m., Spice Studio, 482 S. Main St. Short story author Malamud captured the passion and diversity of mid-century New York City. Ethan Bowen and the talented actors of Bald Mountain Theater will bring these stories to life with jazz and klezmer live music to envelop audiences in the sounds and energy of the city. Tickets $10, available at the door. More info at STONE COLD ROOSTERS ON STAGE IN MIDDLEBURY. Friday, July 13, 8:30 p.m., on the town green. Celebrate the 40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green with this Modern, old-school, swing and honkytonk band. Free. More info at 802-462-3555 or 20TH ANNUAL BACH BASH IN GRANVILLE. Saturday, July 14, 7 p.m., Granville Town Hall, 4157 Route 100. The Rochester Chamber Music Society presents professional and amateur musicians celebrate the music of Bach and others. Free will donations gratefully accepted. More info at 802767-9234 or BRILLHART AND SMITH IN BRANDON. Saturday, July 14, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. This duo is the project of fiddler Jake Brillhart and singer-songwriter Alex Smith. The two have toured extensively for the past five years performing Brillhart’s Cape Breton-influenced fiddle tunes and Smith’s finely-crafted folk ballads. Show $20. Dinner & show $45. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB. Call 802-2474295 or email to reserve. TWO FORRESTS & THREE SUES IN BRANDON. Saturday, July 14, 7:30 p.m. Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. The Three Sues, Sue Clarke, Sue Ribaudo and Susan Rule, unique singers each with a solid and varied musical history, meet on

common ground to deliver a unique sound that is by turns mellow, energetic, nostalgic and jazzy. They join the Two Forrests: Michael and Scott for an evening of great music. Tickets adults, $8/ seniors and Students $6. CHAMPLAIN VALLEY FIDDLERS IN MIDDLEBURY. Sunday, July 15, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., VFW, 530 Exchange St. Jam session, music and dancing. Refreshments available. $3 donation. All fiddlers welcome. TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL BACH BASH IN ROCHESTER. Sunday, July 15, 4 p.m., Rochester Federated Church, 15 N. Main St. The Rochester Chamber Music Society presents Vanessa Holroyd, flute, Cynthia Huard, piano, and Mary Rowell, violin in a performance of J.S. Bach’s “Sonata in G minor, BWV 1020,” Francois Borne’s, “Fantasie Brilliante on Themes from Bizet’s Carmen,” and Rota’s “Trio for flute, violin and piano.” Free will donations gratefully accepted. More info at 802-767-9234 or VERGENNES CITY BAND IN VERGENNES. Monday, July 16, 7 p.m., City Park. POINT COUNTERPOINT FACULTY CONCERT IN MIDDLEBURY. Tuesday, July 17, 5:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Come hear these talented musicians as they play chamber music. Part of the Salisbury Summer Performance Series “MUSIC AT THE RIVERBEND” PRESENTS PHINEAS GAGE IN BRANDON. Wednesday, July 18, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. Mad River Valleys pherocious pholkgospel grassicana band, Also known as “Music for Happy Brains.” More info

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contact the Brandon Chamber of Commerce at 802-247-6401 or BRISTOL TOWN BAND IN BRISTOL. Wednesday, July 18, 7-8:30 p.m., town green. A Vermont tradition since 1870, Come early and enjoy a preconcert dinner in town or bring a picnic. CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL IN MIDDLEBURY. Thursday, July 19, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 Eastview Ter. Come hear this performance by Point Counterpoint students. Free and open to the public. THE DOUGH BOYS IN HANCOCK. Thursday, July 19, 6:30 p.m., on the green. Bring a chair and a picnic. Free. Rain site available. Part of the Hancock Green Summer Concert series.


THE BALLROOM THIEVES PLAY IN MIDDLEBURY. Thursday, July 12, 7 p.m., on the town green. Celebrate the 40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green with this harmony-driven spirited blues, folk and rock trio. Free. More info at 802-462-3555 or RAKUGO NIGHT IN MIDDLEBURY. Friday, July 13, 7:30 p.m., Seeler Studio Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Rakugo is a traditional Japanese art of storytelling, where performers sit in front of the audience and tell humorous, scary, or moving dramatic stories, using vivid facial expressions and body language to convey different characters. Basic English subtitles provided. Help students respect the language pledge by limiting the speaking of English during this event. Free.

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Old and new


Looking up the central axis of Hoyt garden provides a splendid view of the grand Hildene mansion — the Lincolns’ family home in Manchester.


trolling around a lovely garden is the quintessential way to spend a leisurely afternoon in high summer. And here in Vermont one can find plenty of marvelous gardens open to the public. For instance Manchester alone is home to two great gardens that are situated just four miles apart.


Furthermore these two gardens, which were created exactly 100 years apart, also allow us to experience first-hand how garden fashions have evolved over the past century. The first, dating back to 1907, graces the splendid manor house of Hildene — the private summer home of Robert Todd Lincoln (son of President Lincoln) and his wife Mary. Now thousands of people visit Hildene each year, many coming specifically to enjoy the enormous formal garden that was laid out with geometric precision to emulate the grand gardens of old Europe. Then, for a complete contrast, look for the lovely

contemporary garden that is tucked away behind the expansive Northshire bookstore. This quintessential 21st century garden, complete with flowing lines, artistic stonework and an eclectic mix of flowers and shrubs, was created by Vermont landscape designer Carrie Chalmers and her stonemason brother Cameron. It is close to the new roundabout that replaced the infamous “malfunction junction.” But, despite its central location, this garden gem is sometimes overlooked by Manchester’s visitors. So, next time you’re in Manchester, after browsing Northshire’s book stacks, be sure to leave through the rear door and pay a visit to their delightful “back garden.”

THE GARDENS OF HILDENE Visiting Hildene is like taking a trip back in time. After entering the main gates and strolling up the carriage road flanked by tall trees, you come to the large circular driveway and the imposing mansion set on a high promontory — you have clearly “arrived.” Continue on around behind the mansion to the long rear terrace, and you will be facing Hoyt garden, an


amazing work of art that is the ultimate in forma

The Lincolns’ daughter, Jesse, designed this vast garden as a birthday gift for her mother, Mary. Us the entire sweeping flat space behind the house styled the garden after a French parterre to rese a stained-glass cathedral window. As she looked from her bedroom in the center of the house, Ma could absorb the total panorama in a single glan

And, even when viewed from the ground-level terrace, you will be immediately aware of the pi central axis, running southwest and flanked by f symmetrical quadrants, each containing a smal central lawn. Within each quadrant the individu beds have complex outlines, all delineated by l clipped privet hedges.

The long axis terminates in a semi-circular rose garden backed by an imposing pergola and a g view back to the house.

The Hoyt garden is justly famous for its peony collection, many of which were planted when th garden was first created. Recently, by referencin



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century-old records, volunteers catalogued over 1,000 different peony cultivars in the Hildene gardens.

The garden links two levels — a narrow upper level and a more expansive lower level — separated by a high meandering stone retaining wall and connecting steps.

But summer does not end when the peonies stop blooming. The beds also contain plenty of later blooming perennials, including lilies, daylilies, salvia, Culver’s root, cimicifuga, and Shasta daisies, with a different color theme assigned to each of the four quadrants. The large estate offers plenty of other attractions for the garden-minded visitor, starting with the not-to-be-missed containers of tender plants set in the shady porches around the house. Their big leaves and exotic color schemes certainly made this gardener envious. The vegetable garden, located in an out-ofthe-way corner down the hill, looked extremely productive. But the practical side of me immediately noted its protracted distance from the main house, clearly not very convenient for popping out to get for a lettuce for lunch. In fact, everything about Hildene reminds us that this vast estate obviously required a commensurately large staff just to support the daily life of the family.

Be sure to cast your eyes upwards to admire the interesting mix of overhanging shrubs that create a tableau of texture and color all season long. On the lower level the flowerbeds are all slightly elevated and edged with sturdy stonewalls and flat capstones that double as seating areas — a nice touch that brings the flowers closer to people. A huge blue butterfly decorates the Northshire garden while the stone walls provide an easy place to sit and enjoy the flowers up-close. PHOTO / DICK CONRAD

lot, this is a surprisingly intimate garden where people can stroll around, perhaps stopping awhile to read or chat. And of course the upkeep, although not zero, is orders of magnitude less than that needed at Hildene. Throughout the entire garden Carrie Chalmers used an easy undulating spatial design that is artfully delineated by Cameron’s stunning stonework.

After visiting Hildene, the Northshire garden behind the bookstore, created a little over 10 years ago, will come as a complete contrast. Although it is sandwiched next to a busy parking

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These flowerbeds are filled with easy-care perennials of contrasting shapes and colors, such as the tall white spikes of Culver’s root and shorter blue spikes of salvia and catmint, versus the daisy-like flowers of white Shasta daisies and yellow tickseed. And the magenta poppy mallow makes a brilliant splash of color as it weaves around between its taller companions.



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Merchants Row, Middlebury, VT Tickets: 802-382-9222 Preservation Fee: $1-$2 per ticket

In the Jackson Gallery  7/13 thru 9/9  


LAND MARKS…THE LAND WE MARK, MARKS US. Frederick’s works on paper and canvas reveal her invented  vocabulary of marks as they meet the marks of the land and  the human marks we leave upon it.  Opening reception Friday, July 13, 5 - 7 pm.

Sun 7/15 2pm and 7pm $10 and $5 students THE BEATLES’


Yellow Submarine is a colorful musical spectacle and an exhilaratingly joyful cinematic experience for  all  ages  — filled  with  visual  invention,  optical   illusions,  word  play,  and  glorious,  glorious  music.

Fri 7/27 @ 7pm; Sat & Sun 7/28 & 7/29 @ 2pm  $10/$5 ages 12 & under YOUNG COMPANY’S


The African savanna comes to life with Simba and Nala, Pumbaa  and Timon, Mufasa and Scar, and more unforgettable characters  as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in  this inspiring, coming-of-age story.

Tue 7/31 5-7pm FREE


This summer Town Hall Theater turns 10 years old! Join us for a festive,  free birthday party. Share some cake, take a walk down memory lane and  catch live entertainment as we celebrate 10 years of culture, community  and creativity.

Wed 8/1 7:30pm FREE*

POINT COUNTERPOINT CONCERT The annual free concert by the talented staff of Point  CounterPoint, the classical music school on Lake  Dunmore, is always an exciting event. Join us for an  evening of chamber music.   *Donations to benefit Point CounterPoint will be accepted.

Tue & Wed 8/21 & 8/22 7pm $10/$5 ages 12 & under YOUNG COMPANY’S


Williams’ memory play is given the Young Company  treatment. Using physical theater, non-traditional casting  and character exploration, Young Company students bring  a fresh perspective to this classic piece.


EXHIBITS WORKING METAL, CREATING ART. On view June 29-Aug. 12, featuring the work of six Vermont artists: Kate Pond, sculptor; Chris Cleary, sculptor; Warren Rinehart, blacksmith; John Arthur, coppersmith; Kathy Mitchell, silversmith; and Meg Walker, sculptor. Creative Space Gallery, 214 Main St., Vergennes. (802) 877-3850 or WATERFOWL WONDERS AND AMUSING ANIMALS. On view through the summer, featuring work by three local carvers with very different styles — Chuck Herrmann, Bill Holway, and Gary Starr. Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St., Middlebury. (802) 388-2117 or 1968: THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING. On view May 25-Aug. 12, featuring prints, photographs, videos, paintings and sculpture from the mid-1960s through the early 1970s that depict a year of upheaval and transformation in the U.S. and beyond. Also included is a snapshot of Middlebury College in 1968. Christian A. Johnson Memorial Gallery, located in the Middlebury College Museum of Art at Mahaney Center for the Arts, Route 30, Middlebury. (802) 443-5007 or museum.middlebury. edu. JUST KIDS: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE NICHOLAS GIFT. On view May 25-Aug. 12, featuring photographs of children from every corner of the globe and representing a broad spectrum of social and economic circumstances, the images here portray children in good times and bad, in states of blissful play or harrowing isolation. Overbrook Gallery, located in the Middlebury College Museum of Art at Mahaney Center for the Arts, Route 30, Middlebury. (802) 443-5007 or DEBORAH GOODWIN: FABRICATIONS IN CLAY. On view June 29-Aug. 28, featuring Stockbridge artist Deborah Goodwin’s ceramic pieces that look like fabric. Brandon Artists Guild, 7 Center St., Brandon. (802) 2474956 or CRISTINE KOSSOW’S PASTELS. On view through Aug. 19, featuring new works by Middlebury artist Cristine Kossow. Storm Café, 3 Mill St., Middlebury. (914) 943-6265 or BLADES WILL SPROUT. On view through July 29, featuring the work of Anne Cady, Julia Jensen and Jessica Smith — three artists who use familiar landscapes as an entrance point to creating art, but otherwise have very little else in common. Northern Daughters Fine Art Gallery, 221 Main St., Vergennes. (802) 877-2173 or SCOTT ADDIS’ PAINTINGS. On view in July, featuring Scott Addis’ paintings of familiar local scenes. Opening reception on Friday, July 13, from 5:30-7 p.m. Edgewater Gallery at the Falls, 1 Mill St., Middlebury. (802) 989-7419 or JONATHAN D. EBINGER’S SCULPTURES. On view in July, featuring Ebinger’s stainless steel sculptures made from nuts, bolts, washers and rods. Opening reception on Friday, July 13, from 5:30-7 p.m. Edgewater Gallery on the Green, 6 Merchants Row, Middlebury. (802) 989-7419 or THE LAST OF THE HILL FARMS: PHOTOGRAPHS BY RICHARD BROWN. On view through July, featuring a 50-year retrospective of Richard Brown’s large-format, finely detailed, photographic prints. Vermont Folklife Center, 88 Main St., Middlebury. (802) 388-4964 or LAND MARKS…THE LAND WE MARK, MARKS US. On view July 13-Sept. 9, featuring Janet Fredericks’ drawings and paintings of the world around her. Opening reception Friday, July 13 from 5-7 p.m. Jackson Gallery at Town Hall Theater, Middlebury. (802) 382-9222 or

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live music ROBERT & GIGI IN MIDDLEBURY. Thursday, July 12, noon, on the green. STARLINE RHYTHM BOYS IN HANCOCK. Thursday, July 12, 6:30 p.m., on the green. THE BALLROOM THIEVES IN MIDDLEBURY. Thursday, July 12, 7 p.m., on the green. COREY ZINK AND COUNTY LINE IN BRANDON. Thursday, July 12, 8 p.m., Basin Bluegrass. George Matthew, Jr. will be one of several musicians to play Middlebury College’s carillon this summer.

Middlebury’s Carillon Series rings in 33 years this summer


he beautiful sounds of ringing bells will fill the air again this summer, as the 33rd annual Middlebury College Carillon Series treats audiences to free performances in and around Mead Memorial Chapel. Each year, musicians from around the world come to Middlebury to perform in the chapel’s soaring tower, high above the college campus. This year’s series began on Friday, July 6 with a performance by Sergei Gratchev, Carillonneur for the Middlebury Russian School and City Carillonneur in Hulst, Netherlands.

A special highlight of the year is performer Tiffany Ng’s July 27 world premiere of “Resonant Memories” by composer Matthew Schreibeis, Assistant Professor of Music at Hong Kong Baptist University and recent winner of an American Academy of Arts & Letters Music Award. Keep your eyes peeled, the composer may be in attendance. The Carillon Series is organized by Middlebury College Carillonneur George Matthew, Jr. with support from the Mahaney Center for the Arts. For more information, call (802) 443-3168 or visit

2018 Carillon Series Schedule Friday, July 13 at 6 p.m. Hans Uwe Hielscher, Carillonneur and Organist, Marktkirche Hess, Germany. Friday, July 20 at 6 p.m. George Matthew Jr., Carillonneur, Middlebury College and Norwich University. Friday, July 27 at 6 p.m. Tiffany Ng, Assistant Professor of Carillon and University Carillonist, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; North American Carillon School faculty.

Friday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. Elena Sadina, Instructor, Middlebury College Russian School and Royal Carillon School, Mechelen, Belgium. Friday, Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. Amy Heebner ’93, City Carillonneur, Albany, N.Y. Friday, Aug. 17 at 3 p.m. George Matthew Jr., Carillonneur, Middlebury College and Norwich University.

THE MAMMALS IN MIDDLEBURY. Thursday, July 12, 8:30 p.m. BASIN BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL IN BRANDON. Friday, July 13, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Basin Rd. HANS UWE HIELSCHIER IN MIDDLEBURY. Friday, July 13, 6 p.m., Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns. THE WELTERWEIGHTS IN MIDDLEBURY. Friday, July 13, 7 p.m., on the green. DEB BRISSON AND THE HAYBURNERS IN MIDDLEBURY. Friday, July 13, 7-9 p.m., Notte. STONE COLD ROOSTERS IN MIDDLEBURY. Friday, July 13, 8:30 p.m., on the green. BASIN BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL IN BRANDON. Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Basin Rd. VERMONT JAZZ ENSEMBLE IN MIDDLEBURY. Saturday, July 14, 7 p.m., Main St. TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL BACH BASH IN GRANVILLE. Saturday, July 14, 7 p.m., Granville Town Hall BRILLHART AND SMITH IN BRANDON. Saturday, July 14, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music. TWO FORRESTS AND TWO SUES IN BRANDON. Saturday, July 14, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall. BLUES JAM IN BRANDON. Saturday, July 14, 8 p.m., Sister Wicked. BASIN BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL IN BRANDON. Sunday, July 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Basin Rd. TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL BACH BASH IN ROCHESTER. Sunday, July 15, 4 p.m., Rochester Federated Church VERGENNES CITY BAND IN VERGENNES. Monday, July 16, 7 p.m., City Park. POINT COUNTERPOINT FACULTY ENSEMBLE IN MIDDLEBURY. Tuesday, July 17, 5 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts. BRISTOL TOWN BAND IN BRISTOL. Wednesday, July 18, 7 p.m., on the town green. PHINEAS GAGE IN BRANDON. Wednesday, July 18, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. MEDICINE TRIBE TRIO IN MIDDLEBURY. Wednesday, July 18, 7-9 p.m., Notte.

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the movie DAMSEL — RUNNING TIME:  1:53 — RATING:  R During the first hour of “Damsel,” we are introduced to Sam (Robert Pattinson), a determined man heading west to find Penelope (Mia Wasikowska), the woman he has decided to marry.  He has by his side a miniature horse named Butterscotch, in his pocket a wedding ring for Penelope, and on his shoulder a guitar.  He searches for the Parson who will perform the marriage and finds him dead drunk lying on his back in the dirt.  As they set off to find Penelope, we are wondering why we are supposed to like a movie about an oddball man searching for his woman, a drunk Parson and a miniature horse. Our wondering begins to melt when the two men find the cabin where Penelope lives with Anton, the man she loves.  Sam and the timid Parson (David Zellner) sneak forward until Penelope’s lover comes outside to relieve himself.  Bam.  The lover goes down.  When Penelope emerges to the awful sight, the movie takes off in the direction it has been preparing us for.  This story that unfolds in pre-feminist 1870 is a comic modern take on the real-life roles men have been playing for generations.  Now we begin to understand what writer/director brothers David and Nathan Zellner are up to.  The pony, of course, is treated well by everyone; no discussion about that.  The men are simple minded relics as they continue to expect to have everything their own way.  Doesn’t every woman wait for the man she likes to make all the moves toward permanence?  If the man has decided which woman he wants, doesn’t he already own her even if she loves someone else?  For a man, isn’t the whole outdoors his private bathroom?  Isn’t it the man who chooses the ring and decides when to give it?  Isn’t the miniature horse the perfect anchor for a woman?  Once in charge, won’t the man announce where they will live and what each will do?  Doesn’t the man always use weaker men to advance his schemes?  Hasn’t this all been happening for centuries?  

Mia Wasikowska and David Zellner star in “Damsel” (2018).

Wrapped in grand exaggeration, Mia Wasikowska’s Penelope hammers home historic male entitlement. She fires back the modern feelings women have toward male dominance.  Silent only when the men’s words and behavior are beyond believing she makes us laugh in recognition.  As Wasikowska stands strong and ridicules traditional male ways, her performance is made of steel.  “Damsel” is the brainchild and questionable gift of the Zellner brothers who wrote, directed and acted one of the roles.  Their clash of modern values erupts against beautiful western scenery where they create two dense traditional men against one smart woman who has already evolved into the norms of today.  It may be set in 1870 but its roots are still present and the two Zellners make us cringe as they face Mia Wasikowska’s terrific Penelope who saw through it all many decades ago.  This is a strange one.  Odd plot, odd acting.  Only you can guess whether you’ll like it. — Reviewed by Joan Ellis

the book



It’s clear from the beginning that Rice Moore is a person with a past that he would like to conceal. Hired on as a caretaker at a remote compound in the the West Virginia mountains, he is stealthy, agile and well-trained with a firearm, and on edge. He is there to track species movement and protect the habitat, employed by a wealthy out-of-towner to “preserve the wilderness,” a task that doesn’t sit well with the locals. When a slew of bears, dismembered and mutilated, are discovered, Rice decides to take on the poachers himself, discovering the hard way that he isn’t dealing with amateurs. The novel, in muscular and vivid prose, reveals the brutality and beauty of animal nature, the dance of prey and predator, the necessary, desperate fight for survival, juxtaposed with the often unnecessary and unbearably brutal cruel acts of human nature. Shot through with crystalline observations of the natural world and wry and extremely apt revelations of people and their motivations, this book is a marvel, stunning to read, and hard to put down. Horrific and realistic in one instance, hallucinatory and dreamlike in the next. Rice’s measured approach to all things sets a strong, steady cadence that fuses the book together for a taut, thrilling ride to an inevitable, chilling conclusion.  — Reviewed by Jenny Lyons of the Vermont Book Shop in Middlebury.

The Good Son by You-Jeong Jeong Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman Stay Hidden by Paul Doiron Bring Me Back by B. A. Paris The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware The Outsider by Stephen King The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

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HARDSCAPES Boost curb appeal without plants


ondering what to do to improve your home’s curb appeal this summer? In its study of the worth of outdoor remodeling projects, the National Association of Realtors found standard lawn care and overall landscape upgrades were most appealing to buyers, as well as the most likely to add value to a home. But what if you don’t have a green thumb, or simply don’t want to put in the time and effort to maintain a luscious (yet neat) garden in your front lawn? Well then, hardscaping might be the thing for you. Hardscaping features can include everything from decks to walkways to ornamental boulders. Introducing paths or paver walls

to a property helps develop that home’s hardscape. Hardscape and soft elements often work in concert to create inspiring landscape designs. Consider these factors for your hardscape project:

CHOOSE A THEME The right style allows hardscaping and softscaping materials to work together. For example, homeowners may want to give their yards an eastern feel, complete with a koi pond and decorative bridge or trellis. A formal English garden, however, may include manicured paths with stepping stones and ornate topiaries. Mixing too many styles together can take away from the overall appeal. The pros suggest looking at the overall plan of the design, even if all of the work can’t be completed at once. This way the eventual finished project will be cohesive.

THINK ABOUT THE PURPOSE Hardscaping can look good but also serve key purposes. Pebbles or gravel can mitigate trouble areas that don’t grow grass or plant life well. Retaining walls hold back soil in yards with sharply inclined hills. Mulch can set perimeters around trees and shrubs, as well as planting beds. Fencing, another form of hardscaping, is essential for establishing property boundaries and adding privacy.

CONSULT A PROFESSIONAL While many hardscaping additions can be handled by novices, large-scale projects, such as patios and decking, can change the grading of the yard. Pros can map out how to handle drainage issues and meet building codes. In addition, professional installation can ensure hardscaping features last for years to come. — MetroCreative

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metal butterfly and dramatic island stones. And finally, to form a strong visual barrier between the garden and the adjacent parking lot, she placed a row of tall grasses — a far more practical solution than using a row of shrubs which would interfere with winter snow removal.

VIVE LA DIFFERENCE While we all love to visit the grand estates of yesteryear, today most of us want something entirely different when it comes to our own gardens. And these two gardens — created just a century apart — tell us a lot about how gardening ideals have completely changed over the last hundred years.

A huge curved pergola marks the farthest end of Hildene’s Hoyt garden.

Gardens do not necessarily require lawns to be complete.

Here are a few of my conclusions about gardens and gardeners for the 21st century:

We like to enjoy our plants up close.

Gardens are much more than the sum of their plants.

Everyone wants a garden that will be easy to maintain.

We are not particularly interested in formality, either in our lives or in our gardens.

We enjoy a feeling of spontaneity, including a


relaxed spatial design and an eclectic mix of shrubs and perennials.

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Featured Artist


Judith Irven and her husband Dick Conrad live in Goshen where together they nurture a large garden. Judith is a landscape designer and Vermont Certified Horticulturist. She also teaches Sustainable Home Landscaping for the Vermont Master Gardener program. She writes about her Vermont gardening life at Dick is a landscape and garden photographer; you can see his photographs at The Brandon Artists Guild and at You can reach Judith at

Village Green Middlebury, VT

Featured Artist

The Welterweights Friday, July 13th 7 p.m.

The Vermont Jazz Ensemble Street Dance Saturday, July 14th 7 p.m.

Photo by Britt Shorter The Welterweights are a favorite for music lovers of rock & roll and alt country. Their weekly shows at Hatch 31 in Bristol, VT have become legendary events, drawing fans from across the state to become part of their musical feasts featuring many of the region’s best musicians. Fronted by singer-songwriters Kelly Ravin and Lowell Thompson, they will be joined by Pat Melvin on bass, Michael Chorney, acoustic guitar and Sean Preece, drums. “Kelly and Lowell play as if they are musical twins, intuitively breathing the same creative process through many years of collaboration with a result that is pure magic.”

With musicians hailing from all corners of the Green Mountain State, the 17-member Vermont Jazz Ensemble performs music in the jazz and “big band” styles, and also plays selections in rock, fusion, Latin and popular music styles. Its extensive library includes music by Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw and others. Get out your dancing shoes, bring the entire family, and enjoy a special festival finale on New England’s most unique dance floor. Come right at 7 p.m. to learn a few dance steps with Jim Condon!

To see the full schedule, visit or “Middlebury Festival on the Green” on facebook. Info: 802-462-3555


2018 Schedule Sunday, July 8 7 p.m. Mokoomba Monday, July 9 Noon Rik Palieri 7 p.m. James Hill and Anne Janelle 8:30 p.m. The Bengsons Tuesday, July 10 Noon Jon Gailmor 7 p.m. Night Tree 8:30 p.m. Genticorum Wednesday, July 11 Noon No Strings Marionette Company 7 p.m. Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman 8:30 p.m. The Barbra Lica Quintet Thursday, July 12 Noon Robert and Gigi 7 p.m. The Ballroom Thieves 8:30 p.m. The Mammals Friday, July 13 Noon Magician Tom Verner 7 p.m. The Welterweights 8:30 p.m. Stone Cold Roosters

Saturday, July 14

7 p.m. Vermont Jazz Ensemble Street Dance Proudly supported by the Addison Independent

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