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Vol. 30 No. 20

Middlebury, Vermont

Monday, September 10, 2018

32 Pages


Dairy farm numbers still in decline Farmers seeking solution for below-cost milk prices

Foreign films hit the screen • A Spanish language movie about a transgender woman kicks off a foreign film series. See Arts Beat on Page 10.

Ferrisburgh eyes new light on Rt. 7

By MICHELLE MONROE St. Albans Messenger VERMONT — In 2017, there was an average of 796 dairy farms in operation in Vermont. As of August, there were just 711. That’s a loss of almost 11 percent in eight months, and the disappearance of 340 (or 32 percent) since 2009, when the Vermont Agency of Agriculture reported 1,051 dairy farms. In Addison County, three of 110 farms have gone out of business since January; that’s on top of the eight that shuttered in 2017. Franklin County, the state’s largest dairy county, saw 11 of its 138 dairy farms go out of business this year; Orleans County went from 123 to 117 dairy farms

go out of business but can’t because their lender is pressuring them to stay in operation, even as they lose money, because the lender has no hope in eight months. Talk to farmers or their suppliers and you’ll of recouping what’s owed to them. Enosburgh farmer Phil Parent, hear of many more operations on who recently refinanced his farm, the brink. “We could have said, “I’m 32 years at it and I’m Loss of farms poses a threat not only to farmers themselves, but to all dairy produced starting all over again.” Jacques Rainville, a farm owner the businesses they frequent, from in 10 mega-farms. the corner store to equipment and Is that where you who also works as a milk hauler, has a dramatic solution — cut feed dealers. want to go?” the milk supply 15 percent for As farmers enter their fourth year — dairy farmer six months. “Let’s say there’s of milk prices below the cost of Jacques Rainville one trailer less, we’re dumping it production, they’re sharing stories anyway,” he said. of neighbors whose milk checks are That oversupply is the problem is well known. zero after payments are sent to their lender, feed (See Dairy farmers, Page 17) dealer and other suppliers, or farmers who want to

• Officials are hopeful that VTrans will approve traffic signals for the north end of town. See Page 6.

Two Tiger teams entertain rivals • Hartford visited MUHS football, and Mt. Abe field hockey came to Jette Field. See Sports on Pages 19-21.

Former local back with a biography

• Soledad Fox Maura to unveil a new book about a headlinemaking Spaniard. See Page 2.

JESSIKA YATES PICKS apples at the Yates Family Orchard in Monkton last Friday. Yates now works full-time on the expanded orchard. Like most area orchards, it is now open for the annual fall ritual of apple picking.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

Apple season is under way at Monkton orchard By CHRISTOPHER ROSS MONKTON — Jessika and Steven Yates didn’t move to Monkton for the apples. In 2008, after 10 years living abroad on boats, the Yateses fell in love with some land on Monkton Ridge and they bought it. That

land came with a house, amazing views and some apple trees — 120 of them. “At first we saw the orchard as this fun challenge,” said Jessika Yates, who now manages those trees. A lot has happened since then.

The Yateses have expanded their farm stand to include pressed cider, creemees, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, orchard-made jams and even art. Their operation is 100 percent solar-powered. And on Sept. 7, when pick-your-own season opened at the Yates Family

Orchard, customers fanned out with their apple bags and began to relieve 360 trees of their fruit. Picking apples is a very popular autumn activity in Vermont — and particularly in the big appleproducing Addison County. (See Apples, Page 7)

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Former resident pens biography on historic figure

Fox Maura returns to unveil new book

from where her academic career began. The book is a biography that’s been garnering some very good By JOHN FLOWERS reviews. It’s called “Exile, Writer, MIDDLEBURY — Soledad Fox Soldier, Spy: Jorge Semprún.” Maura has fond memories of her forWhile he’s not well known in the mative years in Middlebury during United States, Semprún was a major the late 1960s and early 1970s. She 20th-century figure in his (and Fox attended Mary Hogan Elementary Maura’s) native Spain. As Fox MauSchool through third grade. She got ra chronicles in her book, Semprún to meet many interesting students enjoyed a privileged childhood as and academicians through her mom, the grandson of then-Spanish Prime Prof. Marisol Maura, Minister Antonio who taught Spanish Maura. But as with language, literature “I’m very interested many of his countryand history courses at in multi-cultural men and women, his Middlebury College. identities. Here world was shattered Her mom would occa- you have this by the onslaught of sionally have students Spaniard who goes the Spanish Civil over to the house for War. That’s when wine, cheese and an- to France and tries he went into exile imated discussions on to adapt as best in France, fighting topics ranging from he can to become with the French the Spanish Civil War French, ends up Resistance during to the simmering civil being deported to World War II. He unrest of the ’60s. a German camp ... was captured during “My mother was the conflict and sent a huge inspiration,” The guy isn’t even to the Buchenwald Fox Maura said 20 yet and all this concentration camp during a recent phone has happened.” near Weimar, Gerinterview. — Fox Maura many. So it’s no coinciAfter the war, Fox dence that Soledad Maura notes, SemFox Maura has followed into her prún became an organizing member mom’s footsteps. She’s a professor of the exiled Spanish Communist of Spanish and Comparative Litera- Party, a move he thought could help ture at Williams College. And she’s him liberate Spain from then-dicalso an author who’ll be introducing tator Francisco Franco. Semprún her latest book on Thursday, Sept. averted capture by Franco’s secret 13, at 7 p.m. at the Vermont Book police. Semprún was expelled from Shop, just a hop, skip and a jump the Communist Party in 1964, and

Franco held control of Spain until his death in 1975. That background on Semprún, in and of itself, would be enough to fill a book. But there’s more. Semprún would go on to serve as minister of in Spain’s socialist government, from 1988 to 1991. He became an internationally acclaimed author and screenwriter, nominated for the Academy Award for his work on the films “The War is Over” (1966) and “Z” (1969). In addition to being distantly related to Semprún, Fox Maura found the man — whom she met before his death in 2011 — to be intriguing. “I’m very interested in multi-cultural identities,” Fox Maura said. “Here you have this Spaniard who goes to France and tries to adapt as best he can to become French, ends up being deported to a German camp ... The guy isn’t even 20 yet and all this has happened.” Semprún died in 2011 with a rich and lengthy resume. A mentor urged Fox Maura to pen a biography about Semprún, whose place in Spanish history had become part of her teachings at Williams. She thought long and hard about taking on such an assignment. After all, Semprún had written many autobiographical pieces. But autobiographies can omit the blemishes, she concluded. “When painters do self-portraits, there’s a lot of self fashioning going on,” she said.

So Fox Maura plunged into the project, which included six years of research in archives in Moscow, Paris and in Spain. “It was a hard story to tell, because he had so many different lives,” she said.

But Fox Maura believes she’s done a good job in presenting the man’s life. She hopes readers will enjoy learning about an important personage in Spain’s history. “He had a very exciting life that should be fun to read,” she said.

Ferrisburgh dog rescuer moves; legal actions on hold By ANDY KIRKALDY FERRISBURGH — What has been both a long-running feud among Sand Road neighbors and an expensive legal battle for the town of Ferrisburgh appears to be coming to an end. According to Facebook posts by Sand Road dog rescuer Sheila McGregor, whose nonprofit

operation has triggered complaints from neighbors for more than a decade, she has moved to a 35-acre property in Williamstown and will do business there. Selectboard Chairman Rick Ebel said last week he had no direct knowledge of where McGregor was headed, but confirmed her attorney and the town attorney were

acting to end legal proceedings and discussing “a potential real estate transaction” that would mean McGregor would move. And one of McGregor’s Facebook posts included Sept. 2 pictures labeled, “1st sunrise at our new home.” McGregor did not respond before deadline to an email and

a Facebook message seeking comment. Her neighbors, speaking outside this past Tuesday’s selectboard meeting, said that dogs have not been barking at 2512 Sand Road and that pigs McGregor had been keeping on the property are gone. “We haven’t heard anything,” said neighbor Lauren Fisher.

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She and her husband, Ricky Fisher, have complained for the past two years about noise, smells, loose dogs, and, this year, a rat infestation at 2512 Sand Road. There, McGregor, doing business as Heidi’s Haven, has kept or fostered up to 30 dogs in a 912-square-foot ranch home and an attached garage and shed on about an acre. The Fishers had decided to sell their home, in which they said they had not lived in recent weeks because of the conditions next door, but the recent news has changed their minds. “If she’s gone,” they’ll move back in and stay put, Lauren Fisher said last week. Neighbors, who have been a regular sight at selectboard meetings this year, have been frustrated: Ricky Fisher carried a dead rat in a freezer bag to the front of one of several crowded selectboard meetings to illustrate the infestation had spread to his family’s property. Ebel then called for a recess. At another meeting Lauren Fisher and McGregor raised their voices and accused each other of lying. Relations between town officials and McGregor also became strained. McGregor in one email accused Ebel of trespassing this summer when he knocked on her (See McGregor, Page 3)

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McGregor (Continued from Page 2) from her brother. door to invite her to a meeting, McGregor appealed to Vermont and in another email to Ebel and Environmental Court the zoning the Independent said there was violation notice she received in “ignorance and evil” in Ferrisburgh. April after she refused to apply for Other neighbors, including Lisa the permit. She stated her operation and Scott Brace, who was grandfathered operate a child-care because it had operated business two homes The for 15 years with town down from 2512 Sand selectboard knowledge. Road, had complained also tweaked She also appealed the to town officials for board of health order to much longer, but town zoning the Vermont Board of laws and its unsuccessfully. Health, stating the rat But officials this year dog ordinance, infestation had been acted more aggressively hoping to help dealt with. Inspections on complaints. New prevent similar showed the infestation zoning administrator was not active, but situations in Bonnie Barnes ruled town officials said she McGregor needed a the future. did not meet with all permit to run a home conditions of the order, occupation. And after town including reduction in the number health officers investigated the rat of dogs and removal of dog feces. infestation the Ferrisburgh Board of The selectboard also tweaked Health (essentially the selectboard town zoning laws and its dog acting in that capacity) issued an ordinance, hoping to help prevent order that imposed a number of similar situations in the future. conditions on McGregor, including As of late June the town had that she reduce the number of dogs already spent more than $10,000 in on a property that she was renting legal fees related to McGregor and

Vergennes public forum to seek input on new plan By ANDY KIRKALDY VERGENNES — The Vergennes’ Planning Commission will hold a public forum — with door prizes — that planners say is a crucial step in the state-mandated rewrite of the Vergennes city plan. That plan update is due by September 2019. The forum is this Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Vergennes Opera House According to Chairman Shannon Haggett the commission is considering land use zoning and policy changes to the plan. “The changes may affect how residents live, work, shop and play in the city,” Haggett wrote in an email, adding the forum will be held, “in an effort to hear and understand public opinion about the affordability, availability and design of new housing in the city of Vergennes, and on other issues affecting the city.” The commission will present

specifics about proposed changes, Haggett said, and as a bonus will offer refreshments and door prizes provided by 3 Squares Café, Daily Chocolate, Hired Hand Brewing Co. and Shacksbury Cider. Haggett said the evening will also include “breakout groups for small informal targeted discussions,” on a number of topics, including housing density, pedestrian and biking issues, and sidewalks. Those will be followed by “a question and answer session and an overview of the next steps in the process.” Municipal plans serve as a longterm guide for communities and act as the bases for municipal zoning. Haggett added planners are happy to receive comments, questions, complaints, ideas or suggestions via email at vergennesplan@gmail. com as well as at this and other public meetings.

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Heidi’s Haven. At last week’s selectboard meeting Ebel said the town will enforce the board of health order if necessary, but he expects that the move should resolve the issues — and end the drain on the town budget. “We did agree with the stay in order to save the town some money,” Ebel said. “We can activate it if we have to, but hopefully it’s a

moot point.” Attorneys on both sides also agreed to seek a stay on Environmental Court proceedings, and Ebel said the town is waiting to hear confirmation that stay will be granted. McGregor’s Facebook posts describe her new venture as “Heidi’s Haven Canine Camp Dog Boarding and Training.” Ebel said town officials, from

what little they can piece together without official confirmation from McGregor, believe the new setting sounds more appropriate for her goals. “We’re wishing Sheila well. From what we understand it’s another dog rescue, a kennel, a larger situation,” Ebel said. “That would be great.” Andy Kirkaldy may be reached at

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Chaos in the White House? The anonymous commentary published in the New York Times last week has since dominated political gossip in the nation’s capital and across the political landscape with the added tension of an unknown that one day will surely be known — and probably sooner than later. The shock of the commentary was that it came within senior administration within the White House, and it portrayed a picture of Trump as a president incapable of carrying out his duties. The commentary confirmed he was unfit for the job, amoral and, in short, a disaster in the making. The criticism of Trump’s chaotic tenure was marked by this harsh assessment: “The root of the problem is the president’s amorality. Anyone who works with him knows he is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making… the president’s leadership style… is impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective.” The author portrays the day-to-day operations in a way that should alarm all Americans: “Meetings with him veer off topic and off the rails, he engages in repetitive rants, and his impulsiveness results in half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless decisions that have to be walked back... “Given the instability many witnessed, there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing the president. But no one wanted to precipitate a constitutional crisis. So we will do what we can to steer the administration in the right direction until — one way or another — it’s over.” In Trump-world, where alternative-facts and alternative reality rule, Trump supporters have taken two approaches: they suggest the commentary was planted by the liberal media, or by Trump-haters, or the sinister Deep State — and, simultaneously, that the government (the attorney general’s office) should do all it can to discover who the traitor is and string him or her up. Trump supporters, who have a shred of objectively left, should take a moment to consider the obvious: this is not a comment from Democrats, the Deep State, the liberal elite or the media. This is from a senior leader in the White House who was tabbed for that position by Trump himself or a cabinet-level member of Trump’s team. This is a person who wants Republicans to be successful. The author writes: “To be clear, ours is not the popular ‘resistance’ of the left. We want the administration to succeed and think that many of its policies have already made America safer and more prosperous. But we believe our first duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic. That is why many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office.” Think of that. An inside administration official says the president “continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic.” ********* The author wrote this in the hopes his or her insights would prompt action that would safeguard the country. The person’s clear intention is to shed light on the internal workings of this president so as to expose his weaknesses and the threat that presents to the country. Rightly or wrongly, it was written with noble intentions. Yet, what is the Republican reaction? Trump and many party leaders have decried the author — a Republican through and through — as “treasonous,” yells the president in an off-the-rail, uninformed, rant; followed by holier-than-thou statements from Republicans (United Nations Ambassador Nicki Haley was the latest) saying they a true patriot would oppose the president directly. But that totally glosses over what is happening in this administration. Trump has created an atmosphere in which he tolerates little to no dissent. If anyone speaks out against him, it’s off with their heads, or, in Trump-speak, “you’re fired.” In that atmosphere, no civil servant who believes he or she must stay at their post to prevent Trump’s “worst impulses” would leave or speak out publicly. Yet, the public’s attention has shifted away from Trump’s awful leadership, to the author’s betrayal of Trump — and to the New York Time’s decision to run the commentary. Again, for Trump and his minions, the action is to shoot the messenger, not to address the problem. That’s the state of America under Trump. Angelo Lynn

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VINES CREEP UP and over a Middlebury barn last month.

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Letters to the Editor Mount Abe air quality issues need quick attention A person working at Mount Abraham Union High School recently told me, “Having started back to work at Mt. Abraham after two months away, the first thing I noticed was my headaches were back. I know for a fact it’s the air quality. The area I work in reached 85 degrees last week....” Breath is life. No breath, no life. Healthy air is the foundation of healthy life. Based on these rather basic concepts, we have chosen to focus now on indoor air quality — or lack thereof — at Mount Abraham Union High School.

There are many parameters and ways to measure indoor air quality. With a $10 digital device, for example, one can measure air temperature and relative humidity. Some digital devices even give us a happy face when the temperature and relative humidity are in their proper ranges. The point is that we need to carefully measure it and act upon the data. NOTE: To be crystal clear, temperature and humidity are only starter metrics. We also want to be sure: the air is relatively free of pollutants, allergens, molds

and mildews; that it is fresh (well oxygenated and low in CO2) and smells good (not musty and stale as is the case in many places in the building). We know from stacks of research that minds work best at 72 degrees Fahrenheit. They work pretty well at 76 degrees F and, at 80 degrees F, they are left exhausted and compromised. This is why our Mount Abraham HVAC (i.e. heating, ventilation and air conditioning) — IAQ (i.e. indoor air quality) Citizens (i.e. unpaid volunteers) Group has (See Letter, Page 5)

Addison Independent, Monday, September 10, 2018 — PAGE 5

Letters to the Editor Lawsuit seeks to protect Bristol residents’ rights

I am one of the 37 plaintiffs who filed a complaint against the Bristol selectboard and Vermont Gas Systems, asking for our right to vote. It is not yet clear what a vote would conclude. However, one thing is certain: misleading industry advertising has skewed public opinion to believe natural gas is cheaper and cleaner. In fact, it is less expensive in the long run to invest in efficiency, heat pumps and local renewable energy for most homeowners. Once the investment is paid off, heating costs are considerably lower or nonexistent. Natural gas bills will last forever and are predicted to rise. Even more concerning, the latest report from leading scientists says the greenhouse gas potency of natural gas is significantly higher than that of either oil or coal. Water and soil are also dangerously

contaminated by gas extraction. Our Bristol Town Energy Plan states, “Careful planning will be necessary to meet the energy needs of Bristol businesses and residents at a time of rapid technological, environmental and economic change. This will require both a spirit of innovation and close coordination with the Bristol Energy Committee and with statewide agencies such as Efficiency Vermont.” Bristol’s Energy policy states, “Avoid undue adverse effects to health, safety, property, and environmental quality from energy infrastructure and energy services. Explore possible funding alternatives to finance efficiency and conservation measures and renewable energy installations.” Surprisingly, the selectboard never consulted with the Bristol Planning Commission, Energy Committee or Conservation

Commission regarding the decision to bring natural gas to our town. In the spring of 2018, a petition for a vote on this issue was signed by 200 residents, which is well over the 5 percent or 142 required, but this request was denied by the selectboard. As an alternative to learn the will of the people, the Bristol Energy Committee began collaborating with our selectboard on a citizen survey. However, the selectboard opted to push forward on an agreement with VGS before this work was completed. The citizens of Bristol have been denied our legal right and opportunity to vote on a significant project that affects us all, whether or not we choose to purchase natural gas. The intent of our legal action is to uphold our rights. Sally Burrell Bristol

Libertarian candidate’s financial ideas don’t add up

In reference to Archie Flower’s interview in the Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, Addison County Independent, I had to read your article a couple of times because I could not believe what I was reading. There are a few topics that you are going to try pushing through. Let’s take just one item you stand for. On page 10A, if a citizen has paid off their mortgage, then they should not be subject to future taxes on that real estate. Then how do you expect the town to operate on the lost revenue? You’re thinking maybe cut all the

budgets just a “little” bit? Okay, let’s take highway — trucks and equipment wear out to the point where they “do need to be replaced.” Can’t. No money in the budget. So the roads fall apart, pot holes, gravel has blown off the dirt roads. Do you use these roads or do you have a helicopter? Winter time, you have a foot of snow on your road. You call the town shed, Selectboard. “Why haven’t you plowed my road, I’ve got to get my morning paper?”

Can’t. Snow plow truck is broken. No money in the budget to repair it. God forbid if you ever needed the Fire department. And you really think we should vote for you to sit in the Senate seat in order to benefit Vermont. There is an old saying, “common sense has been back-ordered.” Now I know where it came from. Good luck, but don’t look for my vote. Art Farnsworth New Haven

Central Office was on board but, unfortunately, these basic targets are being missed. There are several reasons for this. One reason now being pointed to by the Central Office is the need to conduct a complete energy assessment of all six schools concurrently. This energy assessment is, of course, a great idea — optimizing energy use is essential if we are to save money and the planet. However, there was and is no reason to derail the stand-alone IAQ. In fact, it is uncertain that the energy assessment will answer the pressing IAQ issues that need to be tended to now. For once, funding is not an issue. The initial assessment with student involvement was estimated to be less than $10,000. There is or was cash on hand for this. This is a task that the superintendent can imple-

ment without a long list of meetings and RFPs. H.L. Turner Group, a Vermont firm ideally suited to conduct the initial IAQ assessment, including student involvement, was and is ready to help. Students were gearing up as well. Yes, let’s support a comprehensive six-school energy assessment. That will take significantly more time and resources. But, while we are at it, let’s bring back the basic standalone IAQ assessment now. Mount Abe needs a credible, cost-effective win focusing on IAQ now. Students and staff should not be exposed to yet another school year with shoulder seasons of super-heated air. And it appears that we will not need an enormous bond to pass in order to begin addressing the essential IAQ issues. David Brynn Bristol

Letter (Continued from Page 4) volunteers) Group has spent the past six months working on the topic. Our rather simple goal was to begin credible, community-accessible, cost-effective assessment of indoor air quality at Mount Abe and to have in place effective, publicly available, monitoring procedures to be employed with the empowered involvement of Mount Abe students and community members. A key target was to have basic assessment and monitoring in place before the onset of “the fall 2018 shoulder season” and before Mount Abe was under “full load.” This is the situation when the existing ventilation system is at its worst because it is drawing in hot-though-fresh air and the building is full of people. The

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Ferrisburgh hopeful on new Route 7 light





Gerald Nadeau and Jeffrey Nadeau, graveside service BRIDPORT — A joint graveside service will be held for Gerald “Jerry” Nadeau, who died April 18, 2018, and Jeffrey “Jeff” Nadeau, who died Aug. 24, 2017, at 10 a.m.

on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Bridport Central Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Bridport Masonic Community Hall on Middle Road in Bridport.◊

By ANDY KIRKALDY FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh officials came away optimistic from an Aug. 29 meeting that the Vermont Agency of Transportation would take a serious look at a request from the town — and particularly North Ferrisburgh residents — for traffic signals at the intersection of Route 7 with Old Hollow and Stage Roads. Selectboard members and residents alike agree that intersection, just south of Ferrisburgh’s border with Charlotte, is dangerous. Resident Judy Chaves said at the Sept. 4 selectboard meeting she has gathered about 500 signatures on two petitions seeking traffic lights at the crossroads, and an accident there this year injured residents Charles and Deanna Shapiro, Deanna Shapiro badly. At last week’s selectboard meeting both Chairman Rick Ebel and Road Foreman John Bull said the Aug. 29 teleconference held among town officials in Ferrisburgh and their VTrans counterparts in Montpelier went well. Ebel said “anecdotal evidence,” such as the report of the Shapiros’ accident, has caught the attention of VTrans’ decision-makers as they evaluate adding signals to the intersection, something they have refused to do in the past.

“That was definitely a factor, hearing that. They’ve received a petition with many signatures on it, and to hear some of those stories (made an impact),” Ebel said in a phone call later in the week. He added the VTrans officials brought up the fact they have an “emergency budget” that could be used to act quickly if department engineers agreed new information warranted signals. “I felt really optimistic about the direction of the conversation,” Ebel said. Bull at the selectboard meeting said VTrans officials pledged to “fast-track” their decision-making, and said he emphasized to them that the “800 or 1,000” trucks that rumble through Vergennes every day also roll along Route 7 in Ferrisburgh. Ebel later added they told Ferrisburgh representatives that VTrans would get back to them before a Sept. 19 meeting of the Addison County Regional Planning Commission’s Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC). TAC support will also be helpful if lights are to be installed. Local Vermont House Reps. Warren Van Wyck, R-Ferrisburgh, and Diane Lanpher, D-Vergennes, also attended the Sept. 4 selectboard meeting. Ebel said Van Wyck

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is researching the right contacts in Montpelier to send additional data and anecdotes about the intersection, which Charlie Shapiro and Chaves at the meeting again said was dangerous. Ebel suggested that anyone who wanted to be heard should funnel their remarks and information through him at his town email account, and that he would forward the info to the right persons. Ebel can be reached at Ebel said he hopes to hear from commuters as well as town residents. “An important comment that was shared is this is not just a Ferrisburgh problem or concern,” Ebel said. “Route 7 is a major commuter route for people heading north or south. This intersection is troublesome for people in other towns.” Lanpher, a former House Transportation Committee member, agreed that the reaction from VTrans looked hopeful, pointing specifically to agency officials’ willingness to perform quickly a new study of the crossroads’ safety. “I’m pleased to hear this intersection is under safety evaluation right now,” she said. Andy Kirkaldy may be reached at

2018 Garden Game

CATEGORIES & FRONTRUNNERS • Beets (circumference)-Allen Lafountain 16” • Broccoli (diameter)-No entries yet • Cabbage (circumference)- George Tucker 38” circumference • Cantaloupe (circumference)-David Quenneville 26” • Carrot (length x circumference)-Gwenn and Ryan Rheaume 6.5” x 8” • Cauliflower (diameter)- No entries yet • Cucumber (length x circumference)-Ruby Barnard-Mayers 24” x 9” • Eggplant (circumference x circumference ) Gary and Maggie Miller 7” circ. x 31” circ. • Green Bean (length)- Gary, Maggie and Daisy Miller 31 3/4” length • Onion (circumference)-No entries yet • Potato (length x circumference)-No entries yet • Pepper (circumference x circumference) David Quenneville 11” circ x 20” circ. • Pumpkin (circumference x circumference)-No entries yet • Radish (circumference)-Pam Thomas- 19” circumference • Rutabaga (circumference)-No entries yet • Summer Squash (length x circumference) Pam Thomas- 19”circ x 13” length • Sunflower (diameter)-No entries yet • Tomato (circumference)-Nancy Remsen 15” • Turnip (circumference)-No entries yet • Zuchini (length x circumference) -Laura Asermily 17” x 14.5”

NEW CATEGORIES • Melon (circumference)- David Quenneville 36.5” circumference • Winter Squash (length x circumference) Pam Thomas 19” circ. x 13” long • Leafy Greens (length x width)-No entries yet

Allen Lafountain - Holy Cabbage! Why are we suddenly getting all of the cabbages visiting our office? Allen said this one weighed 10 lbs! He also said he’s sold some huge cabbages this year, but none that were this large.

George Tucker- George had the largest cabbage this week, but he’s not giving away his secret. He did let me know that watering every other day in the heat this summer has definitely made all of the difference.



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Laura Asermily - Laura brought in beets and a beautiful butternut!

Barbara Pelton- More cabbage! We’re gonna need to make some soup at this rate! She says good soil makes a load of difference in growing big vegetables!

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Apples (Continued from Page 1) According to the Vermont Tree Fruit Growers Association, Vermont orchards produce nearly 1 million bushels of apples annually, valued at approximately $15 million. “Sometimes I’ll look at all these trees so laden with apples and think how amazing it is they don’t crack and fall to the ground,” Jessika Yates said. “Then you think, ‘Oh well, next year we’ll get nothing.’ But every year we’ve been fortunate. I don’t know if it’s the slope or the drainage or what, but we have a really good microclimate here.” Some of the trees in their orchard were established in the 1930s. “We have customers who have been picking apples here since they were children, and they know exactly which trees they want to pick,” Yates said. “They pick those same trees every year.”

The Yates have also planted some trees of their own — Honey Crisp, Northern Spy, Zestar — to keep up with popular taste. They now grow 23 apple varieties for picking. With the help of the former property owners, David and Genevieve Boyer, as well as the Vermont Tree Fruit Growers Association, the Yateses learned how to care for their 120 trees. “The goal from the beginning was to not waste fruit,” Yates said. “I hate to see the apples fall to the ground.” In the beginning they enlisted the help of Salvation Farms in Morrisville, whose mission is to build increased resilience in Vermont’s food system through agricultural surplus management. “Their volunteers came and picked our excess fruit, then packaged it, processed it and distributed it around

the state,” Yates explained. Over time, by word of mouth, the Yates have built up their pickyour-own business. They bought a commercial press for cider. They pursued new opportunities when they arose. Last year, they bought more land — two and a half additional acres — tripling the number of trees. Now they grow peaches, too, as well as plums, pears, cherries and black raspberries, all of which they use in various products they sell at their farm stand. With more trees came more responsibility. Yates quit her work in real estate and property management so she could focus on the orchard full-time. “We’re right at that stage where we might need to start hiring seasonal help,” she said. Not only does she run her family’s

business now, but she also oversees integrated pest management for the 10 acres that encompasses their own orchard and neighbors’ parcels. Her main focus is on reducing spraying. “We trap for pests, to get an idea of what we have to deal with,” she said. “We keep the orchard clean and mown. This year we raked up the leaf matter to try to cut down on fungi growth.” Orion Yates, now nine years old, does the mowing on a small tractor. “He’s been riding on tractors since he was about three years old,” Yates said. “He loves doing it.” Four very occasional, unofficial and totally unfocused members of the pest-management team happen to be dogs: Schooner, the Yates’ 12-year-old German shorthair pointer, and three of her neighbor friends. “They love to get together and run around in the orchard,” Yates said. “Sometimes they’ll rustle up some of the mice. They have a great time out there.” As payment for her services (or more likely because she is helpless before all that fruit), Schooner eats 20 to 30 apples a day. “The vet says, ‘Maybe not so many apples,’” Yates said. Then she gestured across the orchard. “Good luck with that.”

Schooner has become very particular about which apples she eats. “She won’t eat them off the ground anymore — she pulls them right off the trees.” Sometimes Schooner will get together with her friends and steal apples from the fresh-picked bins. “Needless to say, she’ll be hanging out at hubby’s office during pick-your-own season,” Yates said. Also new this year at the Yates Family Orchard is participation in the Apples to iPad program. Somewhere on their orchard, Yates has hidden a wooden apple. Whoever finds it can redeem it for an Apple iPad Mini 4. A partnership between Small Dog Electronics, the Vermont Tree Fruit Growers Association, and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Apples to iPads began in 2007 to promote Vermont’s working landscape and to attract families to the state’s orchards, including three in Addison County. The Yates Family Orchard (1074 Davis Road) is open every day, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., through early November. For more information visit or see their Facebook page. Reach Christopher Ross at christopherr@addisonindependent. com.



JESSIKA YATES AND her dog Schooner take a break from harvesting apples at the Yates Family Orchard last Friday afternoon. The orchard is now open for the season.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Restorative Practices workshop in Middlebury. Thursday, Sept. 13, 5:30 p.m., Bridge School, 1469 Exchange St. Hosted by Bridge school and faciliMultimedia talk (part one) in tated by Jon Kidde, this workshop is an opportunity Middlebury. Monday, Sept. 10, 3 p.m.for parents and educators to learn how to enhance 4:15 p.m., 100 EastView Terrace, EastView social and emotional learning and increase connecCommunity Room. Jerry Shedd, local composer, tion with children. teacher, and conductor presents a multimedia talk Addison County Right to Life meeting in East (part one). on “Goldberg Variations” of Johann Middlebury. Thursday, Sept. 13, 6:30 p.m., Valley Sebastian Bach. Free and open to the public. Part 2 Bible Church, on Route 125. Primary agenda items is on Sept. 17. Info: programming@eastviewmiddleare review of our Field Days participation and arations the 2019 membership drive. All members Storytelling for listeners in are encouraged to attend and visitors are welcome. Middlebury. Monday, Sept. 10, More info contact Chris Holden at 802-388-3563 or 5:30 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. “Trip to Brazil” in South MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION — a suite of A small cluster of individuals who Starksboro. Thursday, regularly engage in storytelling Sept. 13, 7 p.m., Jerusalem meditative practices improving wellness, offered at Vergennes will be prepared to offer stories Schoolhouse, Jerusalem Road Movement Studio, 179 Main St., Vergennes, weekly related to the theme for the day. (just off Route 17–behind the beginning Thursday, September27th ‑ Nov. 15th @ 6:00 p.m. The theme for day is “Near at Jerusalem Store). Nate Shepard – 8:30. Visit, 802‑793‑5073.   Hand.” All are welcome. The first and his wife Chris Kokubo will be in a series. sharing the adventures of their Registration Deadline – September 23. 5th Annual Brandon Has Talent yearlong journey from Nate’s auditions in Brandon. Monday, hometown in Vermont to Chris’ Sept. 10, 6-8 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant hometown in Brazil. Refreshments will be served. Sq. Like to sing, play an instrument, dance, play More info at 802- 453-4573. in a band or have a special talent? Don’t miss this Soledad Fox Maura in Middlebury. Thursday, Sept. Guided Tour of the Vermont Carving opportunity to perform on the new Town Hall stage. 13, 7 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. Studio and Sculpture Center in Barre. A showcase of talent — no judges, no prizes. Williams College Professor Soledad Fox Maura will Wednesday, Sept 12, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Schedule a day and time at 802-247-5420. The discuss her new book, “Exile, Writer, Soldier, Spy: meeting place TBA. Artist, educator, and writer B. show will run on Saturday, Sept. 22 Jorge Semprún,” with Roberto Véguez, Associate Amore will lead this tour, an opportunity to learn from Bixby Book Club in Vergennes. Monday, Sept. 10, Director for Non-Academic Affairs at the Middlebury the founder of the Carving Studio. The tour is part 7-8 p.m., Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. The College School of Spanish. Free and open to the of the Vermont Reads project. The book this year first meeting of the season. Volunteer led and open public. Book signing to follow. explores the labor strike in Lawrence, Mass., and to the public. The library provides free book copies the experience of the children who were sent to live for the group. RSVP to Devin Schrock at 610-888with stone carvers in Barre, Vt. Register by Sept. 9358 or 9 with for carpooling arrangement. “Building a Community of Dementia Advanced Tai Chi for Fall Prevention in Vergennes. Care Partners,” in Middlebury. Friday, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 11-11:50 a.m., St. Peter’s Sept. 14, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., EastView at Parish Hall, 85 S. Maple St. The first in a series that Age Well Senior Luncheon in Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Families and profesruns through Dec. 15 with instructor Lee Francis. Vergennes. Tuesday, Sept 11, 10 a.m., sionals are invited to dynamic workshops to learn Free. More info contact or Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane better ways to support those living with Dementia. 802-877-2464. Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 VT Adaptive Bikes available to ride mid-day. Age Well Senior Luncheon in Shoreham. a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. VASA meeting at Registration required. No charge. More info call Wednesday, Sept. 12, 11 a.m., Halfway House, 11:30 a.m. Meal served at noon of Yankee pot roast, EastView 802-989-7500 or email swyckoff@eastRoute 22A. Doors open and meal served at 11am mashed potatoes, baby carrots with dill, wheat until all are served. Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, Age Well Senior Luncheon in Bristol. Friday, Sept. dinner roll, and apple crisp with whipped topping. vegetable, and dessert. Advanced reservaBring your own place setting. $5 suggested dona14, 11:30 a.m., Mary’s at Baldwin Creek, Route 116. tions required, call Michelle at 802-377-1419. $5 tion. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle Doors open at 11:30 a.m., meal served at noon, suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up featuring mixed green salad with garlic maple vinaito anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be grette, roll with butter, baked cod, rice pilaf, vegeage. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire. tables, and apple olive oil cake. Advanced reser802-388-2287 to inquire. American Red Cross Blood Drive in Middlebury. vations required. Call Michelle at 802-377-1419. “Dementia: An Overview” with Amber Evans in Tuesday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., American Legion, $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Middlebury. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 3 p.m., The 49 Wilson Rd. Call 1-800-Red-Cross (1-800-733Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Evans, 2767) or visit to schedule an any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at Memory Care specialist with LCB Senior Living will appointment. Streamline your donation experience 802-388-2287 to inquire. dive more deeply into different types of dementia, “Economic Principles and the Economy: An and save up to 15 minutes by visiting redcrossways to seek prevention, and non- to complete your pre-donation Economist’s View of Whatever” in Middlebury. cal ways to engage with those living with dementia. reading and health history questions on the day of Friday, Sept. 14, 3 p.m., The Residence at Otter Q&A session following lecture. Free and open to the your appointment. Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Prof. David Colander begins public. Refreshments and social hour to follow. Fully Middlebury Garden Club meeting and fundwith a presentation on some of the economics accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or raiser in Middlebury. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 1 p.m., issues he views as important, followed by a robust Middlebury Recreation Center, 154 Creek Rd. Question & Answer session where he addresses Bridport Book Club meeting in Bridport. Jaga Smiechowski, a floral designer and owner of your questions related to any area of economics. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m., Bridport Highway “My Flowers for All Events, will do several arrangeFree and open to the public. Refreshments and Department Conference room, Crown Point Road at ments with a Fall theme. The arrangements will be social hour to follow. Fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Short St. We will be discussing “The Wind-Up Bird auctioned off at the end of the meeting. More info Ryan at 802-388-1220, or pryan@residenceotterChronicle,” by Haruki Murakami. All interested readcall Nancy Merolle at 802 388-6837. ers welcome. More info call 802-758-2858. Vladimir Svoyksy Piano Performance in Exhibit opening reception in Middlebury. Friday, New Haven Historical Society meeting in New Middlebury. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 3 p.m., The Sept. 14, 4:30 p.m., Museum of Art and Lower Haven. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m., New Haven Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Whether Lobby, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Community Library, North St. Meet and see recently seated at the piano or the harpsichord, or standRd. Join the Friends of the Art Museum and curareceived materials. Refreshments served. All are ing before an orchestra, baton in hand, Svoysky’s tor Cynthia Packert for the grand opening of the welcome. approach to music is pure passion — a passion museum’s major fall exhibition “Wondrous Worlds: born from the formative years he spent in his native Art and Islam through Time and Place,” on loan from Russia. Free and open to the public. Fully accessithe Newark Museum. Free. More info at middlebury. ble. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or pryan@ edu/arts or 802-443-3168. Artist’s reception in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 14, Age Well Senior Luncheon in Wildlife and nature photography workshop in 5-7 p.m., Edgewater Gallery, 1 Mill St. Opening Vergennes. Thursday, Sept. 13, 10 Middlebury. Tuesday, September 11, 5-8 p.m., Trail reception for “Jon Olsen: Solo Exhibition.” a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Stargazing open house in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. Around Middlebury, Aurora Learning Center, 238 Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 Peterson Ter. Join Middlebury Area Land Trust and 14, 8:30-10 p.m., weather permitting, Mittelman a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon. Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department photographer Observatory, McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Route Join us for spaghetti and meatballs with marinara Tom Rogers for a workshop on wildlife and nature 125. Saturn and Mars will be in the evening sky sauce, winter mixed vegetables, wheat bread, and photography. The workshop is geared for beginalong with a variety of interesting stars, star clusters, red grapes. Bring your own place setting. Advanced ners who want nature photography basics and for and nebulae, all visible through the Observatory’s reservations required. Call Michelle at 802-377intermediates who want to take their skills to the telescopes. Free and open to the public. Check the 1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their next level. Learn important details and pre-register Observatory web site at of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call at More info at vatory/ or call 802- 443-2266 after 6:30 p.m. on the ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire. 802-388-1007 or evening of the event for weather status.




Middlebury College Community Chorus in Middlebury. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m., Mead Chapel, Middlebury College. Come join the chorus for its first regular Tuesday rehearsal of the new season. Sing works by American and British composers written during the past two decades, and classical choruses by W.A. Mozart. Open to all (high school, college, and adults) without audition. More info contact conductor Jeff Rehbach at 802-989-7355.









Microchip clinic in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 15, Homeward Bound, 236 Boardman St. Open to both dogs and cats. Micro-chipping substantially increases the likelihood of a pet returning home by offering secure, reliable, and permanent identification. Cost $35. More info and registration at 802-388-1100. Tree Farmer of the Year tour in Granville. Saturday, Sept. 15, 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m., The Old John Vinton Hill Farm, North Hollow Rd. Join the







Some tour!

PHILO RIDGE FARM is just one of the stops on this year’s Tour de Farms. The annual bike ride rolls through Addison County on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 8:30 a.m. The tour begins and ends at Vergennes Union High School. Two routes — the short is 10 miles and long is 20 miles — both finish at Vergennes’ Eat on the Green food and music festival.

Photo courtesy Philo Ridge Farm

Vermont Tree Farm Program to tour the historic Old John Vinton Hill Farm with Peter and Julie Parker, the 2018 Vermont Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year. Tours, lunch, networking and presentations. Tickets $20 adults/ $10 children 14 and under. Registration deadline Sept. 10. More info at,, or by calling the Vermont Woodlands Association at 802-747-7900. Fabulous Flea Market in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 15, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. A variety of vendors and dealers offer antiques, folk art, prints, rugs, jewelry, collectibles and other desirable items. Shoppers can grab a coffee or snack from Almost Home as they browse. Free. More info at 802-382-9222 townhalltheater. org. American Red Cross Blood Drive in Middlebury. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Middlebury Parks & Recreation, 154 Creek Rd. Call 1-800-Red-Cross (1-800-733-2767) or visit to schedule an appointment. Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting to complete your predonation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment. Fall Mission Fest in Vergennes. Saturday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. on the City Green. Come help the Vergennes Congregational Church celebrate its 225th anniversary and its annual Fall Mission Fest. Special guests: newly retired pastor Gary Lewis and former pastor Russ Gates. Live music, games, and hamburgers and hot dogs grilled by Lions Club volunteers. Contact 877-2435 Vision for Vermont summit in Ripton. Saturday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., The Barn, Breadloaf Campus, Route 125. Join Vermonters from all corners of the state, representing diverse perspectives, and representing different concerns, for a day imagining a future supported by common values, strengths and hopes for a future that cares for all Vermonters and the environment. Open to the public. Pre-registration requested $10 fee pays for lunch and snacks. Registrations, questions and inquiries to More info at

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Woofstock in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 15, 10:30 a.m., Middlebury Rec Park and Town Pool, Mary Hogan Dr. Join the doggie fun at Homeward Bound’s annual Walk for the Animals. Adults $20/ Youth $10/children 5 and under free. All proceeds benefit the shelter. Food for Fuel & More fest in Vergennes. Saturday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., city green. The Vergennes Congregational Church hosts this event. Enjoy live music by the Champlain Brass Quintet and the Vorsteveld Accordians, games, and hamburgers and hot dogs grilled by Lions Club volunteers. All donations help local folk with fuel, electricity, car repairs, dental work, etc. Contact 802-877-2435 for more info. Harvest Festival in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 15, noon-3 p.m., Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op Food, 1 Washington St. Food, freebies, friends and fun. Free. All are welcome. “A Fantastic Woman” (Una Mujer Fantástica) on Screen in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 15, 3 and 8 p.m., Axinn Center 232, Old Chapel Rd., Middlebury College. Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend. 2018 Academy Award Winner, Best Foreign Language Film. A Hirschfield International Film Series event. Free. More info at or 802-443-3168. Chicken Pie dinner in Bridport. Saturday, Sept. 15, 5-7 p.m., Bridport Grange, 3015 Route 22A. Tickets: Adults w/ reservation $10, adults w/o reservation $12, children $5. Call/text 802-9893237 by Sept 14 to reserve. King Pede card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Town Hall and Community Center, Route 7. A sandwich supper and then on to an evening of fun and card games. King Pede is an unusual game that involves “tricktaking” techniques such as in Hearts and Spades or Pitch. This is a game of fun and skill so come prepared to use your strategic thinking.




Taconic Mountains Ramble hike in Hubbarton. Sunday, Sept. 16, 321 St. John Rd. Green Mountain Club Breadloaf section hosts this hike at VT’s newest state park. About 4 miles with some ascents. Group can choose from many trails: some are steep, rocky and moderately challenging. Hike includes a stop at the park’s Japanese water and rock garden. Contact Beth Eliason at or 802.989.3909 for meeting time and possible carpooling. More activities at Green Mt. Bicycle Club Ride through Addison County. Sunday, Sept. 16, meet at 7:30 a.m., Wheeler lot, Veterans Memorial Park, South Burlington. Three rides, all following the same route for the first 25 miles with a food stop in Bristol. Metric century is 62 miles (M) via Bristol

and Vergennes. Full century is 100 miles (S) traveling down to the Crown Point Bridge and returning through the Champlain Valley. Double gap century is 113 miles and includes the Middlebury and Appalachian Gaps. More info contact Kevin Batson at 802-825-2618, or Metric Century Leader Lou Bresee at 802-6580597, Tour de Farms in Vergennes. Sunday, Sept. 16, 8:30 a.m., begins and ends at Vergennes City Park. Two routes; the short is 10 miles and long is 20 miles, both finishes at Vergennes’ Eat on the Green food and music festival. TAM Trek in Middlebury. Sunday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m., Wright Park. Test your endurance at the 19-mile or 10K timed runs or relax on the 2-mile family run/ walk on the TAM. All courses are loops on pristine trails through woods, farmland, meadow and river valleys, circumnavigating the town. Post-race celebration with refreshments, prizes and music. All welcome, any ability. More info and registration at All proceeds help maintain the Trail Around Middlebury. Orchard Run at Apple Fest in Shoreham. Sunday, Sept. 16, 10:30 a.m. EDT, 130 School Rd. Two runs, a 10K or 5K. Lunch at discounted rate for runners. A loop course through Shoreham orchards and farms. Registration for both runs $25 adults/$15 16 and under. Register by midnight, Aug. 27, to guarantee a t-shirt. More info at or Shoreham/OrchardRunAtAppleFest. Champlain Valley Fiddlers in Middlebury. Sunday, Sept. 16, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., VFW, 530 Exchange St. $3 donation Refreshments available. All fiddlers welcome. Music, fun and dancing. Hawk Watch in Waltham. Sunday, Sept. 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Buck Mountain. Meet at 10:30 a.m. at Vergennes Park and Ride, junction of Routes 22A and 7, Vergennes, or at 11 at the trailhead on Route 66. Carpool to Route 66 if possible — parking there is extremely limited. An Otter Creek Audubon Society event led by Ron Payne and Warren King. More info call Warren at 802-3884082 or to check weather. Eat on the Green Festival in Vergennes. Sunday, Sept. 16, noon-6 p.m., Vergennes City Green. Great food, music, kids activities and cash bar. Open to the public. Apple Fest in Shoreham. Sunday, Sept. 16, noon-4 p.m., Town Green, Main St. Help celebrate Shoreham, the Platt Memorial Library and apple season. Listen to Snake Mountain Bluegrass, have a lunch of pulled pork sandwiches with fixings, apple desserts and cider, and enter a pie in the apple pie contest. Children’s activities, local food and craft vendors, cider garden and fun for all. Chicken and Biscuit Dinner in New Haven. Sunday, Sept. 16, sittings at noon & 1 p.m., New Haven Congregational Church, Town Hill Rd. Adults $10/6-11 years old $5/under 6 free. Take out available. Walk ins are welcome but reservations are appreciated. More info call Betsy at

Flea market magic

SHOP FOR FINDS and enjoy Town Hall Theater’s Fabulous Flea Market on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be more than 25 vendors selling antiques, jewelry, hand knit socks, textiles, and collectibles. The event is free and open to the public. Photo courtesy Town Hall Theater

802-453-2724 prior to 7 p.m. Lake Champlain Bridge Guided Walk in Addison. Sunday, Sept. 16 1-3 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 31 Route 17. Learn the history of what surrounds you as you walk across the Lake Champlain Bridge. Chimney Point site administrator Elsa Gilbertson and Crown Point, N.Y., site friends group president Thomas Hughes lead this guided 2 hour round trip walk. Meet at Chimney Point. Rain or shine, dress for the weather. Tickets $6, free if under 15 years old. DaddyLongLegs in Middlebury. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Come hear the confluence of three well-known Vermont musicians whose talents merge to form a highly original acoustic trio. Infusing catchy folk songs, Celtic and “old-timey” melodies, and early minstrel and jazz pieces with passion and intricacy. Part of the Residence’s Sunday music series. Free and open to the public. Fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or “The Quilt Code Myth and Other Mysteries of the Underground Railroad” in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, Sept. 16, 3 p.m., Rokeby, 4334 Route 7. Myths, misinterpretations, and distortions of the history of slavery are often a mixture of fact, folklore, and speculation. Kate Clifford Larson, an historian and leading Harriet Tubman scholar will speak about the root of the Quilt Code myth, its counterfactual elements, its curious proliferation during the late 20th century, and its place among the pantheon of Underground Railroad mythology. Aikido Yoshokai Vermont demo and instruction in Brandon. Sunday, Sept. 16, 3 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Join 3rd degree black belt Wade Davis-sensei and his students for a 20-minute demonstration and stay for a half hour open class afterwards. Free will donation with all

proceeds split between the Friends of the Brandon Town Hall and Aikido Yoshokai Vermont. Exploring the Great American Songbook in Middlebury. Sunday, Sept. 16, 3-4:45 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Middlebury College jazz director Dick Forman will lead a stroll down musical memory lane celebrating American popular music — the real golden oldies written between the 1920’s and the 50’s. There will be a chance to learn a bit about the tunes and do some singing as well. Middlebury College Community Chorus in Middlebury. Sunday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m., Mead Chapel, Middlebury College. Come join the chorus for its first regular Tuesday rehearsal of the new season. Sing works by American and British composers written during the past two decades, and classical choruses by W.A. Mozart. Open to all (high school, college, and adults) without audition. More info contact conductor Jeff Rehbach at 802-989-7355.

LIVEMUSIC Vladimir Svoyksy Piano Performance in Middlebury. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 3 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek. Wayne Canney in Middlebury. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 7-9 p.m., Notte The Eschatones in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 15, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Notte DaddyLongLegs in Middlebury. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek. Fiddle Witch in Middlebury. Thursday, Sept. 16, 6-8 p.m., Rough Cut. Go online to see a full listing of ONGOINGEVENTS

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A transgender story kicks off international film series at the college

The 2018-2019 Hirschfield International Film Series kicks off on Saturday at Middlebury College with the 2018 Chile/Germany/Spain/USA film, “A Fantastic Woman,” directed by Sebastián Lelio. Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend. “It’s a film that is both a celebration and examination of its main character: Marina Vidal. What will the viewers see when they see Marina? A woman, a man, or the sum of both? They will see a human being who constantly changes before their eyes, who flows, vibrates, and modifies herself. But what they are seeing isn’t precisely what they are seeing, and this condition turns Marina into a vortex that attracts the viewer’s fantasy and desire, inviting them to explore the limits of their own empathy,” says Sebastián Lelio Winner: Best Foreign Language Film of the Year - Academy Award. The film, in Spanish with English subtitles, will be shown at 3 and again at 8 p.m. in Axinn Center 232 off South Main Street (Route 30). It’s “A Fantastic Woman,” which will screen at the Axinn Center at Middlebury College on Saturday, Sept. 15, examines the life of its main character, free. Some of the films in this series a transgender woman named Marina. An Academy Award winner, it plays in Spanish with English subtitles. may be inappropriate for children. (Please note the location change for the fall and winter semesters while Featuring more than 100 side-by-side with historic objects. has gained a reputation for exciting what-have-you. Income from the Dana Auditorium is being renovated: outstanding works of art from the Works in the exhibition cover nearly productions of plays, musicals and THT booths goes to support THT Axinn Center 232.) Newark Museum’s extraordinary all media, ranging from carpets to operas. But the show that draws performances. NEW EXHIBIT AT Admission is free to the public. collections, Wondrous dress to jewelry, ceramics, glass, the largest crowd every year is the COLLEGE MUSEUM Worlds will showcase metal, paintings, prints, calligraphy annual flea market and antiques JIM BURNS AND DON OF ART the long history, vast and photographs. This exhibition sale, The Fabulous Flea Market, STRATTON AT LPV A new exhibit, The Sunday Sessions in geographic expanse will surprise viewers with dazzling which is coming to the theater this “Wondrous Worlds: Art and amazing diversity works that span more than 1,400 Saturday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to September Music Series continues at and Islam through Time Lincoln Peak Vineyard this Sunday, of works of art in the years of artistry. 2 p.m. and Place,” opens in Islamic world. The exhibit, which runs through Twenty-five vendors/ dealers will Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. with Jim Burns the Middlebury College Two factors distinguish December 2, is free. The Middlebury offer antiques, jewelry, furniture, and Don Stratton. The duo plays by Greg Pahl Museum of Art on this exhibition: first, College Museum of Art is open rugs, woven textiles, collectibles old time music from the southern Friday, Sept. 14, with a the inclusion of works Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 and fabulous food by Almost Home Appalachians to dance music of reception, at 4:30 p.m. New England on fiddles, guitars and from Southeast Asia and p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon of Bristol. Join the Friends of the Art Museum East and West Africa, areas largely to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays. Town Hall Theater also presents perhaps even a banjo. and curator Cynthia Packert for the overlooked in most exhibitions of THT’S FABULOUS FLEA LPV’s Community Harvest Party its own booths with a wide array of grand opening of the museum’s Islamic art; and second, modern and MARKET 2018 donated items, including antiques, is going on at the same time. If you’d major fall exhibition. contemporary works are featured Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater nearly new items, jewelry, art, and like, try your hand at picking grapes (bring your own pruners/scissors) before enjoying the music on the porch. Wine is available by the glass, and a good selection of Vermont cheese, sausage, crackers and chocolate is available. Music is rain or shine on the covered porch (we’ll move indoors if it’s really pouring). No alcohol may be brought onto the grounds. Lincoln Peak Vineyard is located at 142 River Road in New Haven. More information is at PORTRAITS OF POWER AT COLLEGE On Tuesday, Sept. 11, an exhibit of student art, “Portraits of Power,” opens in Middlebury College’s Johnson Memorial Building located at 78 Chateau Road off College Street (Route 125) in Middlebury. Paintings from Jim Butler’s “Portraiture in Ceramics and Oil Paint” course convey visions of who and what students think is powerful in their lives. The large-scale Athena Haywood’s oil on wood painting is among the student works that will go on exhibit this Tuesday, Sept. 11, in “Portraits of Power” at paintings and ceramic assemblages Middlebury College’s Johnson Memorial Building. (See Arts Beat, Page 11)

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This incredible ceramic tile is one among 100 works on view in the new Middlebury College Museum of Art exhibit “Wondrous Worlds: Art and Islam through Time and Place.” There is an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 14, at 4:30 p.m.

Arts Beat (Continued from Page 10) use dynamic design and powerful color to create images that range from photorealistic to expressionist. The exhibit, which runs through Tuesday, Sept. 18, is free, and the public is welcome. Exhibit hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. LIVE MUSIC AT NOTTE There will be two live performances this week at Notte Neapolitan Pizza Bar located downstairs at 86 Main St. in Middlebury. At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, there will be a dinner

show featuring Wayne Canney, a singer/songwriter/guitarist from Vermont. The bulk of his live and studio work has taken place in New England and the eastern United States. His primary influences are blues and R&B based most notably Steely Dan, Al Green, Eric Clapton, Bill Withers, Tom Waits, Dobie Gray and Delbert McClinton. Then, on Saturday, Sept. 15, Notte presents The Eschatones at 9:30 p.m. For more information, call 802388-0002.

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Restaurant embraces music; Marquis gets a scrubbing

By JOHN FLOWERS versatile and comfortable, and our mother-in-law, Susan Angier, MIDDLEBURY — Owners of seating will be better for groups,” makes all the restaurant’s desserts. The Rough Cut restaurant and Wells said. Giard noted The Rough Cut will the Marquis Theater are making Operators of The Rough Cut no longer use any frozen product changes this month they hope weren’t initially sold on music as in its smoking process. will enhance the dining a complement to the “We will be smoking everything and entertainment The new food and beverages. fresh, daily,” Giard said. “Instead experiences for doors But they’re firm of smoking as much meat as we customers at those two are more believers now. Wells think we might need, we’re going downtown Middlebury and his colleagues have to smoke fresh every single day. utilitarian businesses. gradually ramped up So we will be running out. The One of the owners, and visually the number of gigs at name of the game is to sell through Ben Wells, outlined the appealing the restaurant to three every night, and start completely changes during a recent than the per week, including fresh every day.” interview. a “blues jam” every She hopes customers will benefit former Roughly two weeks third Wednesday of from the culinary research she’s aluminum from now, The Rough the month. The blues being doing this summer. Cut at 51 Main St. will doors. “It jam is a restart of an “I’ve been spending some time sport a new look that will sets the event from the former really delving into the barbecue include some new tables tone for the occupant of the space, world,” Giard said. “I’ve been and the conspicuous (movie going) the “51 Main” restaurant exploring those flavors and cooking absence of the experience. managed for several techniques, which you don’t see restaurant’s mechanical years by Middlebury a lot around (the Northeast). It’s bull. In its place will be We’ve been College students. really blown my mind as a lifelong a stage that will speak wanting to do “We’re excited to be a restaurateur.” to The Rough Cut’s it for a few home for all musicians THEATER CHANGES increasing commitment years.” in the area,” Wells said. Meanwhile, the Marquis Theater to musical performances — Ben Wells “We want to be a place at 65 Main St. is already boasting delivered by local talent. where musicians are some new improvements. Among The changes, excited to play, and them are the new front doors, according to Wells, are being where people can hear a made from Douglas driven by customers’ comments variety of music.” Fir wood, according to “We’re and suggestions. That feedback He added the venue Wells. came through loud and clear that would host individuals excited to be The new doors are the bull should be put out to pasture and groups using a home for all more utilitarian and and the restaurant’s collection of acoustic and/or electric musicians in visually appealing than high-top tables were too tall and instruments. The Rough the area. We the former aluminum didn’t possess enough surface area Cut will clear a spot on doors, he noted. want to be a to comfortably accommodate the the floor for dancing, “It sets the tone for barbecue food platters. depending on the type of place where the (movie going) musicians Wells knows some folks will musical performance. experience,” Wells miss “Ferdinand” the bull, who Wells and Chef/Co- are excited said. “We’ve been during The Rough Cut’s 10-month owner Sara Giard also to play, and wanting to do it for a run has given riders a chance to promised some menu where people few years.” publicly test their balance, while changes for this fall. The Marquis Theater can hear a giving spectators a compelling “Our kitchen crew is was one of four side show. The restaurant’s main working hard on coming variety of screening venues for attractions have been its low-and- up with some new stuff,” music.” the recently concluded slow-smoked barbecue dinners and Wells said. New — Ben Wells Middlebury its wide variety of beers, wines, Specifically, Giard Filmmakers Festival. whiskeys and bourbons. said the restaurant will As was the case last Ferdinand has made some offer smoked salmon, as well as year, the Marquis closed when friends, but he’s lately spent more sandwiches built on croissants, the festival concluded on April time in the stall than in the arena, among other tweaks. 27, and will reopened Sept. 6. in a manner of speaking. “This fall we will focus Wells used that hiatus to do some “The bull — unfortunately from significantly on comfort food and basic maintenance on the theater. a technical and mechanical side — family recipes,” said Giard, whose Workers painted the floors of has under-performed for what we had expected,” Wells said. Folks were getting frustrated with Ferdinand being out of commission, and Wells was getting weary of troubleshooting the device’s problems. Turns out the machine had a defective electronic console, according to Wells. The bull is also taking up a fairly large chunk of restaurant space that is segregated by a railing, he noted. The machine is understandably surrounded by some safety padding to cushion riders who fall. That will soon change. Ferdinand will make his final appearance on Sept. 15, assuming his electronic sensors are firing. After that, workers will install a small wooden stage. Seats and tables will be positioned closer to the stage area. “(The space) will be more

MIDDLEBURY’S MARQUIS THEATER reopened on Sept. 6 after more than a week of maintenance and minor renovations, including the installation of these new front doors.

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both screening halls and did a deep cleansing of other surfaces, according to Wells. Looking ahead, Wells wants the Marquis to host more unique films and special events. For example, the theater recently hosted three screenings of the documentary “RBG” — about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth

Bader Ginsburg — on a single day. All three showings sold out, giving Wells confidence that specialty films can do well at a community theater during short runs. On Sept. 19, the Marquis will screen the documentary “A Man of His Word” about Pope Francis. “We have a lot in the works,” Wells said.


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BRISTOL — Bristol police on Friday were looking for the person or people who defaced the prominent features of the town park in the heart of Bristol village late last week. On Thursday, Sept. 6, between 1-8 a.m., someone spray painted graffiti on the play structure, bandstand and memorial rock at Bristol Town Park. There were 12 different “tags,” police reported. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact the Bristol Police Department at 802-4532533. Law enforcement officials are asking people to share this information to help police identify those responsible. Police offered their thanks to Jen Myers and Adam Grace for helping remove the graffiti before children saw it.

SOMEONE VANDALIZED THE play structure on the northeast corner of the town park in Bristol this past Thursday.

Bristol eyes land for rec building

By CHRISTOPHER ROSS BRISTOL — The Bristol Recreation Department is one step closer to getting a new rec center, next door to property owned by the Bristol Recreation Club. The town of Bristol on Aug. 20

signed a deal to buy a home on 0.59 acre at 76 West St. for $166,500, the assessed value of the property. The fate of the house there remains unclear. Voters must approve the purchase at next year’s annual town meeting. In the long run, the move could save Bristol money by consolidating programs in one location, according to officials. “The Bristol Recreation Department offers many programs that have significant participation. Several programs are housed in separate locations that include monthly rent expenses and are operationally inefficient,” reads the contract Bristol signed with Chris Huston of

Bellwether Architects. The selectboard will soon appoint a seven- to nine-member steering committee to work with town officials, architects and the public to evaluate the project, examine cost elements, study alternatives and present information to the voters, said Town Administrator Valerie Capels. Other purchase contingencies include routine inspections and an accommodation to the sellers, Edward and Suzanne Shepard, to remain at the home for 60 days to allow for the completion of their new home using proceeds from the sale. Reach Christopher Ross at

Police department patrols district and keeps the peace BRISTOL — Between Aug. 27 and Sept. 2, Bristol police completed 11 foot and car patrols at various locations, namely on Mountain Street, Main Street and surrounding areas, including near Bristol Elementary School while children were arriving at and departing from school. Officers also completed four hours and 30 minutes of directed patrol, traffic enforcement and patrols outside the police district under a town contract and two hours and 40 minutes of directed patrol in various areas inside the

police district. During that same period, officers checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School at least once each day, completed nine fingerprint requests, verified one vehicle identification number and conducted eight business checks on Main Street and surrounding areas during which an officer secured three buildings. In other recent activity, Bristol police: • Aug. 27 received a payroll check that was found near Main (See Police, Page 15)

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(Continued from Page 14) Street and contact the owner of the check. • Aug. 27 assisted Vermont State Police. • Aug. 27 served a refrain from abuse order on a person. • Aug. 28 assisted Bristol Rescue Squad. • Aug. 28 located a building that was not secure and contacted the owner. • Aug. 28 discovered graffiti on bandstand at town park and started investigation. • Aug. 28 received a report of a vehicle parked in the travel lane of local road. The vehicle was gone when police arrived. • Aug. 28 got a report that a citizen was getting harassing and unwanted phone calls from a person out of state. A referral was made for a court order. • Aug. 29 received an assault complaint and opened an investigation. • Aug. 29 logged a report that someone stole money from a purse in the Rite Aid parking lot around 3:15 p.m. this past Wednesday. Anyone with information on this theft is asked to contact Bristol police at 802-453-2533. • Aug. 30 initiated a littering investigation. • Aug. 30 responded to a complaint that a dog had been left in a car outside a business. The owner was contacted and warned regarding the incident. • Aug. 30 received a report of a threat. Police determined the incident occurred outside the police district so he was referred to state police. • Aug. 31 initiated an investigation into child exploitation material distributed through the internet. • Aug. 31 got a complaint regarding a family court order. The incident did not occur within the jurisdiction and follow-up was conducted by another agency. • Aug. 31 was notified of a vehicle operating erratically while traveling into Bristol. Police stopped the vehicle and warned the driver. • Sept. 1 assisted the Vermont State Police, Bristol Fire Department and Bristol Rescue Squad with a one-vehicle crash on Lower Notch Road. • Sept. 1 responded to a report that a dog had been left in a car and found the dog was not in distress. • Sept. 2 completed a traffic detail on Main Street for a bicycle race. • Sept. 2 began an investigation into a suspected incident of disorderly conduct. • Sept. 2 assisted the Vermont State Police.





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For the month of September, all adult cats (age 1 year and up) are available at 50% off their adoption fee. Below is a sampling of some of the cats included in our back to school adoption special- stop by the shelter to see them all! Kendall. 1 year, medium-haired grey & white, spayed female. Kendall is a darling little lady with a very fussy tail. She is cute, curious, young and playful! She is as lovely as can be, has no attitude and is very friendly. Since Kendall is from a New Jersey shelter, there isn’t much history on her to share. You’ll just have to meet her and see if she is one for you!

Meeko. 11 years, shorthaired brown tiger, spayed female. Meeko was surrendered to the shelter when her guardian became too ill to care for her. Meeko seems to be taking it all in stride and patiently awaits for her new family. Meeko is a big hearted lady, who could use a nice lap to snuggle next to or on. She is well mannered and calm and is happy to fill the room with cheerful purrs.

Chevy. 5 years, shorthaired grey tiger, neutered male. Chevy is as solid as a 1950’s Chevy pickup truck! He is a handsome grey lad with great big chipmunk cheeks. Chevy is an independent kitty who came to us as a stray; he will be so grateful for a home we are sure he will reward his adopter with deep purrs and unflinching devotion! This allAmerican boy will steal your heart.

Ophelia. 2 years, shorthaired black, neutered female. Ophelia is an impish young gal who came to us as a stray. To look at her, you would never guess she was ever on the streets. She is a cute, confident little lady who knows what she wants. She is happy, easy going, and loves to explore and find things to bat around the room. Try not to laugh when she chases her tail! If you need some levity in your life, come meet Ophelia!

Uno. 7 years, shorthaired grey & white, neutered male. Uno is #1. He is super friendly- the sort of cat who will happily greet you every time you walk through the door. He loves to nuzzle and be petted and he won’t say no to attention. He is a total lover boy. If you are looking for awesome cat, Uno is the one!

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MIDDLEBURY — Anyone interested in joining an Addison County Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) is invited to take part in an organizational meeting later this month. The meeting will be held at Homeward Bound, 236 Boardman St., Middlebury on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 6-7:30 p.m. Come learn how you can become involved with the development of an Affiliated Regional DART for Addison County. Meeting participants will discuss leadership for the group, as well as future plans to officially charter with the statewide Vermont Disaster Animal Response Team (VDART). This group is aimed at people who have the desire to help animals in disasters, and it welcomes people from all backgrounds and skill levels. Team members so far include veterinarians, animal control officers, animal shelter personnel, veterinary technicians, business owners and animal lovers. Regional DART team members perform many services for their local communities: • Work with their local emergency management directors to ensure that animal response plans are intertwined with human response plans before disaster strikes. • Organize and help run emergency pet shelters to provide animal care and treatment during the disaster and its recovery period. • Spread the word about the importance of household disaster planning for animals by tabling and speaking at local events. RSVP to Maria Farnsworth at or call 802-922-3664.

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Dairy farmers (Continued from Page 1) market shock is needed. processor voted,” said Rainville. Even as the number of dairy A dramatic reduction in milk At a meeting earlier last month farms has fallen, the production of supply might help to reduce the in Albany, N.Y., which Rainville milk in Vermont has grown from oversupplies of cheese, attended, attorneys 2.46 billion pounds in 2009 to 2.73 butter and milk powder. advised those present “We’ve got billion pounds in 2017. Under the current that should the Farmers are trapped in a cycle pricing formula, the to get some cooperatives attempt in which when prices fall, they price farmers receive for money back to to control supply make more milk to try and bring fluid milk — the milk the farmers. themselves, they could in enough income to cover their people drink or pour on We’re losing face an antitrust suit, fixed costs in land, buildings and their cereal — is tied to them left and such as the one that has equipment. When prices rise, they the price of cheese and targeted a Cooperatives right. make more milk to try and make powder. Working Together — dairy farmer (CWT) program that up for the losses they In July, sustained when prices there were 1.4 Jacques Rainville paid farmers to reduce were low. billion pounds their cow numbers by The only way the of cheese sitting in U.S. selling entire herds. supply falls is when warehouses, according to But getting changes through enough farmers go out data from the U.S. Dept. Congress is another challenge. of business to reduce of Agriculture — an all“We need a good price and the supply and raise the time high. Butter stocks a stable price,” said Rep. Peter price. were at 318,000 pounds, Welch, D-Vt. He believes a supply Each trip through an increase of 3 percent management program is needed, the cycle leaves only over July 2017, although but farmers across the country must the most tenacious, or it was a reduction from put their combined weight behind sometimes the most “There’s an June. a single proposal for it to have any fortunate, farmers Farmers are also in a hope of getting through Congress, important standing. quandary over what to he suggested. “The most important That cycle takes a toll value here, do with the excess milk thing is dairy farmer unity.” on suppliers as well, who and that’s they’re making. Milk that In 2012, farmers did come offer credit when times to have can’t be bottled or used together around a program, which are poor and then must strong, local to make dairy products nearly made it through Congress stand in line to collect agriculture. such as cheese, ice cream only to be blocked by then House when prices rise. Cutting and yogurt is turned into off credit to farms means For Vermont, milk powder to “balance” that’s dairy.” the market. losing customers. — Rep. Rainville’s proposal “It’s either dump Peter Welch it or powder it,” said would have U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Rainville. “The more we Sonny Perdue order a cut in the powder, the lower the price will supply for six months. If the price go.” doesn’t rise enough to cover the Having large stocks of powder cost of production, then the cut increases the supply above demand, would remain in place for another lowering the price, which, in turn, six months. impacts the price farmers receive “We’ve got to get some money for their milk. back to the farmers,” said Rainville. ‘LET FARMERS VOTE’ “We’re losing them left and right.” A sharp, immediate reduction “We have made more product in the supply of milk is just the than what the market demands. We first step in Rainville and Parent’s need to face that,” said Parent, who proposal. Phase two would be a co-authored Rainville’s proposal. national committee to develop two “For way too long we’ve been supply management proposals and focusing on production, production, present them to farmers for a vote. production.” Once farmers have selected the Others have suggested proposal they favor, it would go to Rainville’s proposal is too drastic Congress. and will “shock the market,” “Give the farmers two plans and Rainville said. But he believes a let them vote. Farmer voted, not

Speaker John Boehner, who called would receive that same base. Unlike in Canada, it would not be a it “Soviet-style agriculture.” Boehner, many noted, was also transferable asset, valuable in itself. Any production above the base taking campaign contributions from milk processors who benefit when would be paid at whatever the market would bear. prices fall. Rainville said he came up with The Soviet-style remark clearly still stings. Parent pointed out that the plan after talking with Canadian in the Soviet Union former peasants farmers about what they do and labored on land owned by the state. don’t like with their system. “It Rainville added would open the system that Soviet-style “We have made to a lot of young agriculture is what’s more product farmers that want to coming to the U.S. come in,” he said. when a handful of than what the “Big farms could mega-farms are market demands. expand,” Rainville producing all of the We need to face added. “There’s milk and the work that. For way nothing that stops them is done not by those too long we’ve from expanding.” But who own the land, but the price they receive been focusing hired help. It’s farms for that additional turned into factories. on production, milk would be lower “We could have all production, than the price for their dairy produced in 10 production.” base milk. mega-farms. Is that While he thinks his — Enosburgh farmer where you want to Phil Parent proposal has several advantages, Rainville go?” he asked. isn’t wedded to it. He It’s what his just wants to see something change, proposal is designed to prevent. Rainville himself wants to see although he would prefer a proposal a two-tier supply management that protects small farms. “Fifty to 100 cow farms aren’t the system in which all farms receive a base of equal size. New farmers (See Economy, Page 18)

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Economy (Continued from Page 17) problem,” he said. “We shouldn’t be penalized.” One of the challenges in getting supply-management through Congress is that “many people from non-agricultural states see that as interference in the market,” said Welch. Although, as any farmer can tell them, the federal government has been active in managing the supplies and prices of agricultural products, including dairy, since the Great Depression. Opposition to supply management can also come from the very large dairies out west with tens of thousands of cows. “Some of the huge dairy farms… I think they see it as a threat to their business model,” Welch said. LOCAL ECONOMY The rise of mega-farms, Parent pointed out, is a threat to someone else’s business model — farm suppliers. “Ten farms are going to buy 10 milk pumps, 10 different tractors,” Parent said. One large farm, just one. And some of the tasks currently outsourced to other businesses, such as custom cut operators, often move in-house on large farms. The loss of those businesses, referred to as agriculture’s infrastructure, will impact nondairy farms, which also seek goods and services from those suppliers, as well as completely unrelated businesses like restaurants and stores. “I feel bad for the equipment people. We’re going to lose ’em. We’re going to lose the infrastructure,” said Parent.

ENOSBURGH FARMER PHIL Parent, left, and Jacques Rainville of Highgate discuss the state of dairy farming in Vermont while sitting around Parent’s kitchen table on a recent evening. They have a plan to make dairy farming more economically sustainable. Messenger photo/Michelle Monroe

The health of the farming economy is inextricably linked with the health of the rural economy overall. According to the 2015 Milk Matters report, from the Dairy Promotion Council, dairy adds $2.2

billion to Vermont’s economy each year, with $3 million a day coming into the state from dairy sales. “There’s an important value here, and that’s to have strong, local agriculture,” said Welch. “For

Vermont, that’s dairy.” But saving dairy may mean a trade off for farmers, Welch suggested. “Supply management requires some farmers to come together and recognize that if they want stability and a better price they may have to give up the ability to ramp up production,” he said. Farmers in the Northeast used

to have a supply management tool that worked, the Northeast Dairy Compact. “That started with farmers coming together and coalescing around that tool,” said Welch. Now farmers must do so again. “Contact your co-op and try to get behind a program like we have,” said Rainville. “Go down to your co-op and push ’em.”



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Eagle field hockey team overcomes Tigers, 2-0 Middlebury girls make their opponents work hard for the victory By ANDY KIRKALDY MIDDLEBURY — The Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team on Saturday continued its early-season march through the Division II portion of the schedule, but the Eagles met more resistance in defeating host Middlebury, 2-0, than they had in their first two games. The 3-0 Eagles had outscored their first two opponents by 13-0, but Coach Mary Stetson said the Tigers made them earn their third victory. “I’m very happy, especially today because they’re a real formidable opponent and they’re a rival, so it’s a big game,” Stetson said. “I thought our defense played really, really well. And hats off to their defense. They played very, very well.” Coach Chelsey Giuliani’s Tigers dropped to 0-2 after two days losing their opener to D-I contender Champlain Valley. But she was happy with the effort by her young team, which has four seniors, against the Eagles, who can field eight seniors. In particular, Giuliani said, the Tigers improved on points of emphases: communicating on the field, moving the ball quickly, and winning one-on-one battles. Overall, she said, the Tigers came away a better team after Saturday by matching the Eagles’ assertive play. “They wanted to finish (on offense), but they felt like they played a pretty good game overall,” Giuliani said. “It’s really helpful to play teams like Mount Abe, who have a lot of intensity and physicality.” The Eagles came out strong early and earned two quick penalty corners, forcing Tiger freshman firsthalf goalie Cassie Bettis to twice deny Eagle senior forward Jalen Cook.

The Eagles struck with 8:49 gone. Freshman forward Ava Konczal, who tallied both goals, started and finished the play. She carried down the right side and put the ball into the far side of the circle. Cook and senior center midfielder Evan Laurent battled the Tiger defense for the ball, and eventually Laurent worked the ball loose and pushed it across the front of the goal to Konczal, who was there for the tap-in. The Tigers created a couple of first-half chances. Shortly after the goal junior left wing Maeve Hammel forced a penalty corner, and soon after that senior midfielder Anabel Hernandez crossed from the right side. Later in the half Tiger middie Aby LaRock had a look on another corner, but shot wide left. That was a rare look on goal allowed by the Eagle all-junior defense of Maizy Shepard in the middle and Camille Lyons and Abby Hoff on the flanks. Senior Rosa Tropp also made a key stop late in the first half. In all, they allowed only two shots to reach senior goalie Chessley Jackman. At midfield Laurent and senior Casondra Dykstra kept the ball moving to the Eagle attack, and Cook ranged all over the field winning balls. “That sustained attack helped us create more opportunities,” Stetson said. “They’re trying to control that portion of the field for us.” The best Eagle chances to pad the lead in the first half came on a penalty corner with 10 minutes to go, when Bettis (seven saves) kicked away sophomore Elizabeth Porter’s drive, and two minutes later, when Bettis stopped junior Sydney Perlee’s initial bid and then batted away (See Field hockey, Page 20)

Score BOARD HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Football 9/7 Mt. Anthony vs. Mt. Abe/VUHS 36-22 9/7 MUHS vs. Hartford 27-14 9/7 Fair Haven vs. OV 64-7 Field Hockey 9/5 Mt. Abe vs. U-32 10-0 9/6 CVU vs. MUHS 5-1 9/7 Rutland vs. OV 2-0 9/8 Mt. Abe vs. MUHS 2-0 Boys’ Soccer 9/6 MUHS vs. Colchester 3-0 9/6 VUHS vs. Fair Haven 6-3 9/8 MUHS vs. Spaulding 2-0 9/8 Missisquoi vs. Mt. Abe 1-0

Girls’ Soccer 9/7 OV vs. Black River 4-1 9/7 MUHS vs. Missisquoi 4-0 9/7 Mt. Abe vs. Rice 1-1 9/8 VUHS vs. Fair Haven 2-0 9/8 Proctor vs. OV 3-2 COLLEGE SPORTS Field Hockey 9/5 Midd. vs. Castleton 10-0 9/8 Midd. vs. Conn. 4-0 Men’s Soccer 9/8 Conn. vs. Midd. 1-0 Women’s Soccer 9/5 Midd. vs. Gordon 5-1 9/8 Midd. vs. Conn. 2-0

MIDDLEBURY UNION HIGH School senior Anabel Hernandez advances the ball up the field during Saturday’s game against Mount Abraham. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

Tiger football rebounds to knock off Hurricanes By ANDY KIRKALDY MIDDLEBURY — A Middlebury Union High School football team coming off a disappointing opening loss just might have made a statement in its second game. The Tigers will be reckoned with this fall. On Friday the Tigers toppled Hartford, 27-14. And Hartford, a Division I finalist a year ago, had opened by winning at defending champion St. Johnsbury the week before.

Junior quarterback Tim Goettelmann, who ran 16 times for 108 yards and scored three touchdowns, explained what the win meant to the Tigers. “We lost our opener, and we just beat the No. 1 team,” Goettelmann said. “So it’s a turnaround for the season.” The Tigers gashed the Hurricanes for 234 yards on the ground on 30 carries, with sophomore fullback C.J. Bryant adding nine carries for 95 yards, including a 28-yard TD.

How did they do it? Both Goettelmann and Coach Dennis Smith pointed to the offensive line: center Will Larocque, guards Spencer Cadoret and Riley Brown, and tackles Lucas Ferrell and junior Trysten Quesnel. In particular they and tight ends Wyatt Cameron and Bode Rubright sealed the edges and allowed the speedy Tigers to run wide. “The whole line played way better,” Goettelmann said. “It was (See Football, Page 21)

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Boys’ soccer: Tigers, VUHS break through ADDISON COUNTY — The Middlebury and Vergennes Union High School boys’ soccer teams posted their first wins late last week, but Mount Abraham came up just short. Otter Valley was idle. TIGERS On Thursday the Tigers broke into the win column by blanking host Colchester, 3-0. Freshman goalie Lucas Palcsik made seven saves to earn his first varsity shutout, and Eben Jackson, Owen Connelly and Tucker Moulton found the net for the Tigers. Two goalies combined for 11 saves for the 0-2 Lakers. On Saturday the Tigers got goals from Frank Wolff and Andy Giorgio and two saves from Palcsik in a 2-0 win over visiting Spaulding.

MUHS moved to 2-1 despite 10 saves from Tide goalie Parker Spaulding. COMMODORES On Thursday the Commodores erupted on offense to take down host Fair Haven, 6-3. Ezekiel Palmer netted a hat trick, and Adam Sausville, Aiden Gebo and Gabriel Kadric added a goal apiece. Goalie Cameron McLaughlin made six saves as VUHS improved to 1-2. EAGLES On Saturday the Eagles carried play at Missisquoi, but the T-Birds’ Mitchell Bourdeau scored the game’s only goal and MVU goalie Kyle Gilbert (nine saves) made it stand up. Goalie Ethan DeWitt made six saves for the 0-1-1 Eagles.

Schedule MOUNT ABRAHAM UNION High School freshman Molly Laurent moves the ball up the field against Middlebury Saturday morning. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

Field hockey (Continued from Page 19) senior Elayna Jennings’ attempt to knock in the rebound out of mid-air. The Tiger defense of senior Carly Larocque in the middle, junior Katie Berthiaume on the left and sophomore Lydia Deppman on the right held up well under the pressure, holding the Eagles to 13 shots on goal in all.

In the second half Tiger junior goalie Ileigh Aube (four saves) denied Konczal early on. The Tigers had a chance to equalize on one early corner, but Lyons broke it up. A strong passing play from senior forward Grace Widelitz to LaRock to Hammel forced another corner with 12 minutes to go, but Cook

defended the corner well. The Eagles pressed down the stretch. Aube stopped Cook and Konczal, but with 41 seconds to go had no chance when freshmen Molly Laurent and Konczal broke in two on one. Konczal tipped Laurent’s (See Field hockey, Page 21)

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Football 9/14 OV at Mt. Abe 7 PM 9/15 MUHS at St. J 1 PM Field Hockey 9/12 Colchester at Mt. Abe 4 PM 9/14 MUHS at S. Burlington 4 PM 9/14 OV at Woodstock 4 PM 9/15 Mt. Abe at Mt. Mansfield 11 AM Boys’ Soccer 9/11 MUHS at Rutland (Tourney) 7 PM 9/12 Proctor at OV 4:30 PM 9/13 MUHS at Rutland Tourney 5/7 PM 9/14 Burlington at VUHS 4:30 PM 9/14 Rice at MUHS 4:30 PM

Girls’ Soccer 9/11 Leland & Gray at OV 4:30 PM 9/12 Mt. Abe at U-32 4:30 PM 9/12 Spaulding at MUHS 4:30 PM 9/14 OV at Windsor 4:30 PM 9/15 Missisquoi at Mt. Abe 10 AM 9/15 VUHS at Spaulding 10 AM Cross Country 9/11 MUHS et al at Mt. Abe 3:30 PM COLLEGE SPORTS Field Hockey 9/15 Amherst at Midd. 11 AM Men’s Soccer 9/15 Amherst at Midd. Noon Women’s Soccer 9/12 Plattsburgh at Midd. 4 PM 9/15 Amherst at Midd. Noon Football 9/15 Midd. at Wesleyan 1 PM

Girls’ soccer teams prevail

EAGLE SOPHOMORE ELIZABETH Porter avoids the stick of Tiger junior Maeve Hammel during field hockey action in Middlebury Saturday morning. The Eagles won the game, 2-0. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

ADDISON COUNTY — In high school girls’ soccer late last week, Middlebury and Vergennes won, Otter Valley split two games, and Mount Abraham earned a road tie. TIGERS The Tigers (1-2) blanked visiting Missisquoi on Saturday, 4-0, and earned a 23-0 edge in shots on goal. Ada Anderson led the way with two goals and an assist, Ailey Bosworth and Isadora Luksch each had a goal, and Ivy Doran and Merry Kimble each set up a score. Coach Wendy Leeds credited the defense of Gwen Stafford and Carlisle Brush. COMMODORES The Commodores moved to 2-1 by topping host Fair Haven, 2-0, on Saturday. Second-half goals by Sydney Weber and Leah Croke provided the offense, and the defense allowed only one shot on goalie Kate Gosliga. The Commodores earned a 12-4 edge in shots at goal. OTTERS The Otters improved to 1-2 by

splitting two games at the Black River Tournament. On Friday the Otters topped host Black River, 4-1, as Olivia White scored twice and Julia Eastman and Mary Kingsley added a goal apiece. Proctor edged OV, 3-2, in the final, converting three direct kicks in what OV Coach John White described as a physical contest. Olivia White scored twice for OV, one on a penalty kick after a foul drawn by Mia Politano. Coach White praised the defense of Leah Pinkowski and Mallory Lufkin. EAGLES On Friday the Eagles tied defending Division II champion Rice on the road, 1-1. Addy Harris converted an Emma Campbell corner kick for Mt. Abe, and Alex Dostie equalized in the 69th minute for Rice. Goalie Justice Green was credited with 17 saves for the 1-1-1 Eagles, and Rice keeper Maddie Houston stopped 10 shots.

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Football (Continued from Page 19) all them. We can’t run without those guys.” Smith said the group improved its technique and confidence from week one. “They were making their blocks. They were giving us just enough time,” Smith said. “We were hitting the edges and we were hitting the inside just enough to keep them honest. And I can’t wait to watch that film with my offensive line this week compared to last week.” Defensively the Tigers slowed a rushing attack that overwhelmed St. Johnsbury the week before. The Hurricanes managed 267 yards on 51 attempts, but the Tigers forced three fumbles and tackled runners for losses 10 times. A more aggressive approach against the bigger Hurricanes helped, Smith said. The Tiger linemen often moved around, and at times linebackers blitzed. “We did a lot of stunting in the line, and we were sending a backer here and there,” Smith said. “We usually read and react. But being smaller we felt we had to be the aggressor.” And Smith said in the opening loss to Colchester the Tigers were at times watching the ball instead of keying on how their opponents were moving, a better way to determine what plays are coming. “That was my goal this week, cut down on our mental mistakes, and I think we did,” he said. The Tigers overcame an early mis-

take, a fumble on the Hartford 6-yard line, to score on their next possession and take the lead. The Tigers took over on the Hartford 34, and two plays later a 29-yard Bryant run put them on the Hartford 2. Goettelmann punched it in from there and kicked the first of his three extra points at 2:45 of the first quarter. Two possessions later the Tigers took over at midfield after a short Hartford punt. Three plays later it was 14-0. Goettelmann went wide for 17 and up the middle for five, a n d


Wrap-Up Bryant went the final 28, bursting up the middle and cutting to the right sideline to pay dirt at 7:58 of the second. Hartford finally got its own running game going. After Porter’s 42yard kickoff return, the Hurricanes moved 38 yards behind Zach Burek (who finished with 25 carries for 132 yards) and Reece Thompson to score on a 5-yard Burek run. The Tigers answered with a seven-play, 69-yard drive capped by Goettelmann’s 1-yard run at 2:04.

Goettelmann (two for five, 16 yards) completed an 11-yard pass to Simon Fischer on the march and ran four times for 31 yards, and Fischer and Bryant each ran for first downs as MUHS took a 21-7 lead. The Hurricanes threatened, but with 26 seconds left in the half Fischer tackled Thompson on fourth down on the Tiger 11, a yard short of a first down. In the third quarter, the Tiger defense ended two long Hartford drives with big plays. Ian Ploof and Bryant sacked Hartford QB Cole Jasmin on back-to-back plays to halt one march, and Tyler Buxton picked off Jasmin and returned it 46 yards to end another drive and the quarter. That put MUHS on the Hartford 34 to open the fourth, and two more Goettelmann runs, the second an 8-yard score, made it 27-7. Jasmin capped a long Hartford march with a perfect 26-yard strike to Kobe Peach that made it 27-14 with 5:08 to go, but Buxton dashed Hartford’s hopes of a miracle comeback with another interception. In all, Jasmin was five for 11 for 37 yards, 21 net yards considering the two sacks. Smith said the Tigers played with more poise and confidence, and he expects continued improvement that should bode well in the weeks to come. “We corrected a lot, as it showed,” he said. “I think we can continue to grow from here.” Andy Kirkaldy may be reached at

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TIGERS ILEIGH AUBE, left, and Katherine Berthiaume try to break up a centering pass from Eagle Jalen Cook to teammate Ava Konczal during Mount Abraham’s 2-0 win Saturday morning. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

Field hockey (Continued from Page 20) drive inside the right post for the clinching score. Stetson said she has been happy with how hungry her forwards have been and how well they have communicated. She also knows tough D-I games lie ahead, and said the Eagles have to stick to their guns. “There’s no rest now in the schedule,” she said. “I like our style of play, so it’s how well we control things, and not watch the other team and decide how we’re going to adjust to the other team. It’s being confident.”

For Giuliani, she said so far the Tigers have done well on their primary goal: focusing on getting better and not worrying about results. “It’s really encouraging how accepting they are of viewing every game as a learning opportunity. And it makes me hopeful that we can go a lot farther this season with really teachable athletes,” she said. “They really are learning from every practice, every game, and I feel strongly that happened again today.” Andy Kirkaldy may be reached at

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Vt. benefits economically from land conservation

MONTPELIER — A recent study by The Trust for Public Land in cooperation with fellow members of the Vermont Forest Partnership quantitatively demonstrates that Vermonters benefit from the state’s investment in land conservation, which generates measurable economic returns. Conserved lands

provide valuable natural goods and services such as water quality protection, flood prevention, food production, wildlife habitat, and air pollution removal — all important to Vermont’s economy and jobs. According to the report, every $1 invested in land conservation by Vermont returns $9 in natural

goods and services. The full report is available at “The findings of our report show that conservation is key to maintaining our state’s character, while supporting jobs, boosting water quality, strengthening our forest products and farm sectors, enhancing economic development,

and improving public health.” said Shelby Semmes, The Trust for Public Land’s Vermont and New Hampshire state director. Investments in land conservation have demonstrated benefits across Vermont’s economic landscape. In addition to the newly quantified value in natural goods and services, land conservation supports thousands of jobs ranging from foresters to farmers to employees at small businesses that rely on outdoor recreation and tourism. For example, Vermont’s forest products industry supports 10,600 jobs and generates $1.48 billion in economic output. The outdoor recreation industry generates 51,000 jobs and $5.5 billion in consumer spending in the state each year. Jennifer Plowden, a senior conservation economist at The Trust for Public Land reports that, “our economists have studied the return on investment in land conservation in over a dozen states across the country and while each program is different,

our findings show that Vermont’s land conservation programs are a great investment.” Joe Roman is technical reviewer of the report and a Gund Fellow and Research Associate Professor at Gund Institute for Environment and Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. He sees many benefits to land conservation. “Vermonters treasure their natural heritage and working lands. But until now, there was little sense of the economic return we get when we protect forested and natural landscapes. The Trust for Public Land’s study shows that conservation efforts support local jobs and result in a high return on investment.” “Conservation takes down the barriers by preserving farmland and making it a fiscal reality for farmers,” said Lisa MacDougall of Mighty Food Farm in Shaftsbury. “Owning land means we will be able to invest in our farm and take care of our soil for future generations.”

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ADULT ALL‑ RECOVERY Group Meeting for anyone over 18 who is struggling with addiction disorders. Wednes‑ days, 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

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

A LC OH OLIC S A N ON Y‑ MOUS, 2 MONDAY. As Bill Sees it Meeting, Ripton, Rip‑ ton Firehouse, Dugway 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 Ha‑ ven, Congregational Church, Village Green, 7:30‑8:30pm. Discussion Meeting, Brandon, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Rte 7 South, 7:30‑8:30am.

A LC OH OLIC S A N ON Y‑ MOUS, 3 TUESDAY. 12 Step Meeting, Middlebury, The Turning Point Ctr. 54 Creek Rd. Noon‑1pm. Daily Reflec‑ tion Meeting, Vergennes, Con‑ gregational Church, Water St. 7‑8pm. 12 Step Meet‑ ing, Middlebury, The Turn‑ ing Point Ctr. 54 Creek Rd. 7:30‑8:30pm. Spiritual Awak‑ ening Meeting, Middlebury, St. Stephen’s Church, Main St. (on the Green) 7:30‑8:30am.

A LC OHOLIC S A N ON Y‑ MOUS, 5 THURSDAY. 12 Steps and Traditions Meet‑ ing, Ripton, Ripton Firehouse, Dugway Rd. 7:15‑8:15am. Big Book Meeting, Middle‑ bury, The Turning Point Ctr. 54 Creek Rd. Noon‑1pm. Alternating Format Meeting, Ferrisburgh, Assembly of God Christian Center. Route 7, 7‑8pm. Speaker Meeting, Middlebury, St. Stephen’s Church, Main St. (on the Green) 7:30‑8:30pm.

A LC OH OLIC S A N ON Y‑ MOUS, 7 SATURDAY. Dis‑ cussion Meeting, Middlebury, United Methodist Church, North Pleasant St. 9‑10am. Discussion Meeting, Mid‑ dlebury, The Turning Point Ctr. 54 Creek Rd. 10‑11am. Beginner’s Meeting, Middle‑ bury, The Turning Point Ctr. 54 Creek Rd. 6:30‑7:30pm.

ARE YOU BOTHERED BY SOMEONE’S DRINKING? Opening Our Hearts Al‑Anon Group meets each Wednes‑ day at 1:30 pm at Middlebury’s St. Stephen’s Church on Main St. (enter side door and follow signs). Anonymous and confi‑ dential, we share our experi‑ ence, strength and hope to solve our common problems. Babysitting available.

AL‑ANON FAMILY GROUP ‑ For families and friends of problem drinkers. Anony‑ mous, confidential and free. At the Turning Point Center, 54 Creek Rd, Middlebury. 7:30‑8:30 PM Friday eve‑ nings. NA (JUST IN TIME) Wednes‑ days, 9 am, held at The Turn‑ ing Point Center, 54 Creek Rd. NA MEETINGS MIDDLE‑ BURY: Fridays, 7:30 pm, held at The Turning Point Center, 54 Creek Rd.


AL‑ANON: FOR FAMILIES and friends affected by some‑ one’s drinking. Members share experience, strength and hope to solve common problems. Newcomers wel‑ come. Confidential. St. Ste‑ phen’s Church (use front side door and go to basement) in Middlebury, Sunday nights 7:15‑8:15 pm. ALCOHOLICS ANONY‑ MOUS, 1 SUNDAY. 12 Step Meeting, Middlebury, United Methodist Church, North Pleasant St. 9‑10am. Discussion Meeting, Bristol, Howden Hall, 19 West St. 4‑5pm. Women’s Meeting, North Ferrisburgh, United Methodist Church, Old Hol‑ low Rd. 6‑7pm. 12 Step Meet‑ ing, Vergennes, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Park St. 7‑8pm. AA 24‑Hour Hotline 802‑388‑9284, .


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A LC OH OLIC S A N ON Y‑ MOUS, 4 WEDNESDAY. Big Book Meeting, Middle‑ bury, United Methodist Church, North Pleasant St. 7:15‑8:15am. Discussion Meeting, Middlebury, The Turning Point Ctr. 54 Creek Rd. Noon‑1pm. 12 Step Meet‑ ing, Brandon, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Rte 7 South, 7‑8pm. 12 Step Meet‑ ing, Bristol, Howden Hall, 19 West St. 7‑8pm.


A LC OHOLIC S A N ON Y‑ MOUS, 6 FRIDAY. Spiritual Awakening Meeting, Middle‑ bury, St. Stephen’s Church, Main St. (on the Green) 7:30‑8:30am. Discussion Meeting, Middlebury, The Turning Point Ctr. 54 Creek Rd. Noon‑1pm. Big Book Meeting, Bristol, Howden Hall, 19 West St. 6‑7pm. Discus‑ sion Meeting, Vergennes, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Park St. 8‑9pm.



MAKING RECOVERY EAS‑ IER (MRE). Wednesdays, 1‑2 p.m. at the Turning Point Center (54 Creek Rd). This will be a facilitated group meeting for those struggling with the decision to attend 12‑Step Programs. It will be limited to explaining and discussing our feelings about the 12‑Step Programs to create a better understanding of how they can help a person 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.


Makers, come to the Makery Mentor Meeting

• Tour the HCC facility and learn about available spaces, tools, and machines • Learn about/participate in the roll out of the community maker space beginning in October 2018

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

Services C&I DRYWALL. Hanging, tap‑ ing, skim coat plastering. Also tile. Call Joe 802‑234‑5545 or Justin 802‑234‑2190.

The Makery will be holding a Mentor Meeting on Wednesday, September 19th at 6:30 p.m. at the Hannaford Career Center in Middlebury. Come learn about exciting opportunities at the new community maker space! • Network with entrepreneurs, tradespeople and craftspeople from Addison County

OPIATE OVERDOSE RES‑ CUE KITS are distributed on Wednesdays from 9 am until 12 pm at the Turning Point Center 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

CONSTRUCTION: ADDI‑ TIONS, RENOVATIONS, new construction, drywall, carpentry, painting, flooring, roofing, pressure washing, driveway sealing. All aspects of construction, also property maintenance. Steven Fifield 802‑989‑0009.

• Find out how to become a volunteer Makery shop proctor and/or a paid Hannaford Career Center adult education instructor in your skill or craft • Ask questions or provide feedback about this new community resource • Enjoy snacks and refreshments

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Garage Sales

PAINTING SEASON IS here. Wet Paint, interior and exte‑ rior quality painting. 30 years experience. References and insured. 802‑458‑2402.

FABULOUS FLEA Market ‑ Town Hall Theater’s annual extravaganza. 25 vendors ‑ collectibles, antiques, jewelry, household items and small furniture. Saturday, September 15 from 9‑2 at the Town Hall Theater, Middlebury. Food by ‘Almost Home’. Free admission. 802‑236‑0237 for information.


PROFESSIONAL PAINTING; interior/exterior, residential/ commercial, pressure wash‑ ing. 20 years’ experience. Best prices. References. 802‑989‑5803. VALLEY HANDYMAN SER‑ VICE: electrical, plumbing, carpentry. Resolve projects and that honey‑to‑do list to‑ day. Property management upon request. Mowing, land‑ scaping, snow removal. Qual‑ ity workmanship and refer‑ ences. 802‑458‑2402.

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STOREFRONT LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. In the heart of downtown Middlebury. Approved for seating for 24. Plenty of parking, lots of pos‑ sibilities. Available September 1. Text only to 802‑373‑6456.

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

BLUE LEDGE FARM in Leicester is hiring a part time milker and a part time as‑ sistant cheese maker. Go to

PAYROLL SPECIALIST ‑ Full‑time, year‑round position for MAUSD in Bristol, VT. Pre‑ pares and processes payrolls for approximately 400 em‑ ployees, ensuring timeliness and accuracy. Collects and processes all payroll withhold‑ ings as needed, coordinating with others to ensure that all recordkeeping is accurate. Also handles the administra‑ tion, reporting, and processing of benefits, worker’s compen‑ sation, and unemployment compensation. For more in‑ formation and to apply, go to, job ID #3000646. Or send cover letter, resume and 3 letters of reference to: Howard Mans‑ field, CFO, Addison Northeast Supervisory Union, 72 Munsill Avenue, Suite 601, Bristol, VT 05443.

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We are seeking an Outreach Worker who will focus on child development with young children and support the child and family. They work in collaboration with parents in the home, with community providers, as well as teachers in childcare classrooms.

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Strong candidates must have a solid background in child development birth to 6yrs., family systems, early childhood mental health, excellent communication skills, flexibility and attention to detail.

LINCOLN CELLULOSE Cel‑ lulose blowing. 802‑453‑8546.

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PART‑TIME OFFICE assistant in small law office. Energetic, compassionate, organized team worker with good people skills, proficient with technol‑ ogy, enthusiastic about the work we do, willing to learn and a good sense of humor. Prior law office experience preferred. If interested, send letter of interest and resume to Marsh & Wagner, P.C., 62 Court Street, Middlebury, Vermont 05753 by September 17, 2018. EOE.

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GUEST SERVICES HELP wanted for the Swift House Inn. Responsible for taking phone reservations, check‑ ing in guests which includes walking them to their rooms, light cleaning, helping guests plan their day. Must be able to walk and do stairs. Must be able to work day shifts, evening shifts, and weekends. Good computer skills a must. Prior experience a plus. Call 388‑9925.

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STEP UP and SIGN-UP NOW for classes beginning SEPTEMBER 17th at Hannaford Career Center and Start Down the Road to a well-paying, rewarding career with a great company – where you can live and work locally! Addison County Solid Waste Management District, Monument Farms Dairy and rk MILES Building Materials Supplier (with six locations), are a few of the local companies that, while they may not have an immediate position available, are interested in interviewing licensed graduates of a credible CDL training course. • Training available for 72 hour Class B or 144 hour Class A licensing. • Scholarship assistance available through VSAC, Dept. of Labor, Dept. of Voc Rehab, and others. $5200 for Class A, $3500 for Class B. • Classes are 6 hours a day. Earn endorsements such as Haz Mat, Tanker, or Combination Vehicles for even higher starting wages. • Participants must have clean driving record and submit to random drug testing. Call 382-1004 to register and for financial aid info. This message generously sponsored by:

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THE MOUNT ABRAHAM Uni‑ fied School District, in the north‑ east corner of Addison County, is seeking an energetic, orga‑ nized, collaborative individual to fill the position of Director of Facilities and Grounds. The Di‑ rector of Facilities & Grounds is responsible for keeping MAUSD facilities and grounds in excel‑ lent condition to help ensure a safe, clean, welcoming, produc‑ tive environment for students, employees and the community. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. More information can be found on, job ID # 3000452. Applications will be accepted through or by send‑ ing a cover letter, resume and three letters of reference to: Patrick J. Reen, MAUSD Super‑ intendent, 72 Munsill Avenue, Suite 601, Bristol, VT 05443.

CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT (CDA) wanted. Want a fun and challenging job taking care of people? We offer a culture of respect, gratitude, and fun. Great benefits and highest standards. FT: M‑Th 8‑5pm. Requirements: Pas‑ sion for learning and helping others, collaborative and kind, XR‑certificate, strong 4‑hand‑ ed assisting. Email resume: BARISTA/BAKERY Counter Service ‑ Full time & part‑time openings. Join our terrific team serving our awesome loyal customer’s coffee, pas‑ try, lunch and lots of smiles. Great opportunity to meet community members and find out what’s going on in town. Coffee is on us. Send as an e‑mail for more details.


Reliable worker needed to assist with manufacturing of flooring, and other wood products. Must be a flexible team-player willing to pitch in where and when needs arise. Knowledge of wood species is helpful, but we’ll train. Family owned/operated business where safety is key. Please call Tom Lathrop for appointment at 453-2897, ext #2.

NOW HIRING AT HELEN PORTER REHABILITATION & NURSING! Learn more about job opportunities at Walk-in Wednesday, when you can interview on-the-spot!  Walk in at 30 Porter Drive, Middlebury any Wednesday between 9AM and 5PM. We now pay a starting rate of $14.00/hour for LNAs, and higher rates for LNAs with experience! Sign-on bonuses available! Up to $1,000 for select LNA positions Up to $2,000 for LPN roles For more information about available openings, visit and click on “Careers.”

Hawk Hill Cabinetry & Custom Woodwork is looking for an experienced millwork finisher. This is not an entry level position, a minimum of 4 years’ experience with spray finishing lacquer, paint, and glaze is required. Our ideal applicant will have the ability to match colors, develop colors, ensure excellent quality of finished product, understand production timelines, communicate effectively with the team, and abide by safety procedures required by OSHA. Additional requirements include; ability to work overtime as needed, ability to lift minimum of 50lbs, valid driver’s license. This is a full time hourly position offering competitive pay and benefits; including insurance, 401(k) company match and profit sharing, PTO, and paid holidays. If you are a highly motivated individual interested in joining a team oriented company, please send your resume to Amanda Locke, Naylor & Breen Builders, Inc 191 Alta Woods Brandon VT 05733 or email to Hawk Hill Cabinetry & Custom Woodwork and Naylor & Breen Builders, Inc. are equal opportunity employers. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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EASTVIEW AT MIDDLE‑ BURY seeks enthusiastic and experienced caregivers to provide hands‑on care in our dynamic retirement com‑ munity. Openings: full‑time evenings, part‑time week‑ ends. Email acoyle@east‑ or call 989‑7502.

FULL TIME REGISTER clerk needed for busy fam‑ ily owned convenience store. Set schedule Mon‑Fri 2:15pm ‑ 10:15pm. Prior work related experience w/ references preferred. Higher than average compensation for qualified applicants. Ap‑ ply in person at Small City Market in Vergennes or call Cory at 802‑349‑7101.

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22’ TANZER SAIL BOAT. Highly regarded cruiser/ racer. Roomy cabin. Sleeps 4. Fin keel. 3 1/2’ draft. Nice Condition. Needs clean up and minor repair. $2,750. 802‑758‑2597.

USED FURNITURE‑ sofa bed, bureaus, wicker couch and chairs, bunk beds, cabinets, tables, benches. Must be picked up. Lake Dunmore. Photos available. 802‑352‑4810, Leave mes‑ sage.

BRISTOL, 2 BEDROOM HOUSE. Newly renovated. All new hardwood floors. Upgraded kitchen. Large 3 room bathroom. Nice porch and views. Private yard. Washer and dryer. Extra storage. 2 car carport. Snow removal included. Available Sept. 15. $985/mo. Secu‑ rity and references, credit check. No pets/smoking. 802‑352‑4266, please leave message.

POSH CAR ‑ NEEDS work. 2005 green Buick Lesabre. 4 door, over 100,000 miles. Perfect for demo derby car. $1,000 or best offer. Call Marie at 802‑623‑6082. TWO 10FT X 20FT canopy’s. $75 each. Call after 6pm. 802‑897‑7676.

U S E D R E S TA U R A N T EQUIPMENT plus chairs, tables, booths and commer‑ cial hood systems with ansul and roof fan. 802‑349‑8544. VERY NICE PORTLAND cutter sleigh, $850. Orthoflex trail saddle, $475. English bridles, Smuckers russet driving harness, cob size and sleigh bells. 802‑767‑3615.

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Join our team! It’s a great way to start your career in financial services. We currently seek to fill the following fulltime teller position in our Middlebury/Vergennes market. Minimum starting pay of $14.00 per hour. Vermont Federal Credit Union is a growing financial cooperative in Northwestern Vermont, currently serving over 38,000 members. We are always looking for friendly, self-motivated individuals who enjoy helping people, have strong communication skills, are detail-oriented and enjoy working as part of a team. If you feel your attributes match our expectations we encourage you to consider a career with us. We partner with quality companies offering top notch benefits of the traditional and nontraditional types. We have competitive health care and 401k matches, a local employee assistance program, on-site chiropractic/massage, and other wellness benefits. Please visit our website for full details of our benefits program. Major Responsibilities and Duties: • Great and welcome members to the Credit Union in a friendly professional manner. • Deliver exceptional service through accurately, confidentially and efficiently performing routine teller transactions ensuring a high level of service, including deposits to accounts, verification of account information, handle mail, cashing of checks, loan payments and processing of withdrawals. • Maintain a strong knowledge of all Credit Union products and services. • Respond appropriately to member requests, problems and concerns and/or direct them to the proper person for assistance. • Improve the member’s financial well-being by identifying opportunities to offer Credit Union products and services. • Adhere to established security procedures and compliance requirements. • Being a part of a collaborative team environment. Job Requirements: • A significant level of trust and diplomacy is required, in addition to normal courtesy and tact. • Traveling to other branches outside of the Middlebury/Vergennes market may be required. • Coverage during business hours of Monday – Saturday. Qualified candidates should apply online via our website:

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

For Rent 1,800 SQ. FT. WAREHOUSE commercial space. As is or renovate to suit. Creek Road, Middlebury. 802‑558‑6092. 2 BEDROOM, DUPLEX. 10 miles from Middlebury, quiet setting. Wash/dryer hookups. Large kitchen, liv‑ ing, and baths. $975 per month plus utilities and de‑ posit. No smoking, no pets. 802‑897‑5447. BRIDPORT; 2 BEDROOM upstairs apartment. Heat, electricity, water, lawn care included. No smoking, no pets. 802‑388‑2754. 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. BRISTOL FAMILY HOUS‑ ING: $1,035 3 BD Apart‑ ment. Rent includes heat, hot water, trash and snow removal. Washer dryer hookup & storage space. Income restrictions ap‑ ply. For further details call E.P. Management Corp at 775‑1100 Ext. #7 or e‑mail shelly@epmanagement. com. Equal Housing Op‑ portunity.

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CORNWALL 2 BEDROOM APT. in orchard. $850/mo. Wood heat. Separate entry. First, last and security de‑ posit. 802‑462‑2077. 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 EAST MIDDLEBURY; 2 BEDROOM trailer with ga‑ rage. $775/mo plus security deposit and utilities. Avail‑ able October 1. No pets, no smoking. References. 802‑352‑4124. FOR RENT: IN MIDDLE‑ BURY 2 bedroom, 2 bath with enclosed year round sun room. Private location. Great yard, attached garage, walk to everything. $1,400 plus utilities. Call 352‑4302 or 802‑349‑2948, Kathy. FOR RENT: BRIDPORT, Commercial/retail office. 1,200 Sq. Ft. High traffic visibility. tbrought@middle‑ LARGE OFFICE RENTAL available in Marbleworks. Rent $600. Call Charlotte at 388‑0929 or 453‑4991. 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 BEDROOM apartment. Close to college. $800/month plus deposit. Some utilities included. 388‑0401. MIDDLEBURY 2 BEDROOM near downtown. Appliances, off street parking, lease. No pets. Real Net Management Inc. 802‑388‑4994.


M I D D L E B U RY FA L L S apartment. Two bedroom apartment with dramatic views of falls, creek and downtown. Freshly restored with hardwood floors and new appliances. Convenient downtown location. Heat and hot water included. $1,900 per month. Deposit and references required. Pictures available on web‑ site. Offered by Diversi‑ fied Management Services, info@DMSVT. com/ (617) 545‑4277. M I D D L E B U RY O F F I C E SPACE available; former‑ ly Valley Voice. $500/mo. 802‑388‑4831. 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. MIDDLEBURY, 2,600 SQ FT office space. Court St., cen‑ tral location, parking. Can be subdivided. Real‑Net Man‑ agement Inc. 802‑388‑4994. MIDDLEBURY, BRIGHT SUNNY studio apartment. Friendly, quiet neighborhood. Walk to store. Private porch. $550 includes heat, electric, trash. No smoking, no pets. Security deposit, referenc‑ es. Available Oct. 1st. Call 388‑4109. SUGARWOOD APART‑ MENTS is currently ac‑ cepting applications for 2, 3 and 4 BR apartments in Middlebury. All income/ assets must be verified to determine monthly rent, but tenants only pay 30% of their income toward rent. NP/NS. W/D hook‑ups. Call 802‑247‑0165 or visit our website www.summitpmg. com. Equal Housing Op‑ portunity.

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FOR SALE: FIRST cut square bales. Grass, clover mix. Certified organic. $3.75 per bale. Call Paul Seiler 462‑3140, Cornwall.

CORVETTE 1988 COUPE. Good tires, 8 rims, car cover. Removable top. Navy blue, tan leather interior. $6,500. 802‑388‑9603.

FOR SALE: KILN dried pine shavings and pine sawdust. Delivered in 50 cubic yard loads. Call and leave a mes‑ sage at 802‑623‑6731.


ORWELL: SHARE A home with a man who en‑ joys music & keeping up on world events. $300/mo. plus help w/ housekeep‑ ing, companionship, night‑ time safety presence. Must be cat and dog friendly. Private bath. 863‑5625, for application. Interview, refs, background check req. EHO. RIPTON: SHARE A rural home w/senior woman. Minimal rent in exchange for driving her to church & help w/ housekeeping, snow shoveling & com‑ panionship. No smoking/ pets. No deposit. 863‑5625, for application. Interview, refs, background check req. EHO.

FIREWOOD. CUT, SPLIT and delivered. $210/cord seasoned. $185/cord green. 802‑282‑9110.

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CVOEO’s Champlain Valley Head Start has a 1,440 sq. ft. office space in the historic Marble Works available for sublease or lease takeover. Head Start no longer needs the space due to a change in classroom location.  This beautiful space was newly renovated in 2017 and designed to be an energy efficient office.  It has one large office, an open, multidesk area, an ADA compliant bathroom, and small kitchenette.  The rent is $1,660 / month plus utilities, or best reasonable offer.  Act now, as high quality office space like this in Middlebury is very hard to come by!  Please contact Carol Paul at or 802-862-2771 x738 with questions.



$1750 PER MONTH Renter is responsible for all utilities garbage and fuel oil and gas, Landlord is responsible for mowing and plowing. Modern ranch style home with attached 2-car garage on 4.2 acres The home has 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths with large, flowing rooms Gas hot water & gas stove. Contact Michael Johnston at with inquiries.

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Public Notices can be found in this ADDISON INDEPENDENT on Pages 29 and 30 .

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Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will sell, to satisfy lien of owner, at public sale by closed bidding on September 15, 2018 at 9:00 am, at Bristol Stor Mor Storage Facility, located at 508 Burpee Road, Bristol, Vermont, the personal goods stored therein by the following: Name & Address: Gloria Terry Unit #: 40C Contents: Household Items Purchase must be made with cash only and paid for at the time of the sale. Minimum bid required. All goods are sold as is, where is, and all items to be removed from unit at time of purchase. Sale is subject to adjournment. A $50.00 deposit will be required and refunded to bidder when ALL items have been removed from the unit and broom-cleaned. The owners of the storage facility reserve the right to place a minimum bid on any sheds being sold. 9/10

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WHITNEY’S CUSTOM FARM WORK. Pond agi‑ tating, liquid manure haul‑ ing, drag line aerating. Call for price. 462‑2755, John Whitney.

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The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in the Town Office on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 7:10 p.m., to conduct a hearing on application (#18-12) from Timothy Billings for approval of a 14.31 +/- acre subdivision located at Old Town Road (Tax Map ID# 10-01-48). The application is available for inspection at the Town Office. Interested parties who wish to appeal or to be heard at the hearing may do so in person, or may be represented by an agent or an attorney. Communications relating to the application may be filed in writing with the Commission either before or during the hearing. N.B.: Participation in the hearing is necessary to establish status as an ‘interested person’ and the right to appeal decisions rendered in that hearing, according to the provisions of 24 V.S.A. 117 §§4465(b) and 4471(a). Participation consists of offering, through oral or written testimony, evidence or a statement of concern directly related to the subject of the hearing. Respectfully submitted, Warren B. King, Chair 9/6, 10, 13

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Notice is hereby given that the Monkton Development Review Board will consider the following application at its regularly scheduled Public Hearing on September 25, 2018, at the Monkton Town Hall. At 8:00pm – Application #2017-05-MAJ of Alan Boutilier for Preliminary Plat approval for a 2 lot subdivision, Morgan Road. The current zoning classification of the property is RA5. The Tax Parcel ID is # Application materials are available for review during normal business hours at the Office of the Monkton Town Clerk. Interested parties who wish to be heard may attend the hearing, or send a representative. Communication relating to the application may be filed in writing to the Board either before or during the hearing. Pursuant to 24 VSA 117 4464(a)(1)(c) and 4471(a) participation in this hearing is necessary to establish status as an Interested Person and the right to appeal. Betsy Brown, Clerk - Monkton Development Review Board September 10, 2018

Rubber duckie philanthropy

BOARD CHAIR JEFF Fritz, left, Scott Gaines of Gaines Insurance, and Jill Strube, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vergennes, pose with the $300 in proceeds from the Vergennes Rotary Rubber Duckie race. At the race, held at this year’s Vergennes Day on Saturday, Aug. 25, Gaines Insurance claimed the Corporate Duck prize and donated it to the Boys & Girls Club. The duckie race raises funds for high school scholarships. This year Vergennes Rotary will give away five $1,000 scholarships. Photo courtesy Scott Gaines



The West Ferrisburgh Water Users’ Association will meet at the Button Bay State Park Picnic Shelter on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 6:00PM. This is an organizational meeting. The agenda will include a review of the existing by laws and recommendation for a financial audit. Button Bay State Park is located at 5 Button Bay State Park Road, Vergennes, VT 05491. Contacts: Rick Ebel: 802-349-0950 Pat Hatch: 802-324-3585 Walt Reed: 802-989-4175 9/10


Reclaiming, and furnishing and placing asphalt at noted locations will be received at the New Haven Town Offices at 78 North Street, New Haven, Vermont 05472 until 7:00 pm on September 18, 2018, and will be publicly opened at the Selectboard meeting on September 18, 2018 on or after 7:00 pm at the New Haven Town Offices listed above. Specifications for bidders and bid forms may be obtained without charge at the New Haven Town Offices, 78 North Street, New Haven, VT 05472. The Town of New Haven, VT reserves the right to waive any informalities in, or to reject any and all bids, or to accept the bid deemed to be in the best interest of the Town of New Haven. 9/6, 10, 13, 18

To publish a legal notice in The Addison Independent email information to legals@ or fax it to (802) 388-3100. Deadline for the Monday edition is the previous Thursday at noon. Deadline for the Thursday edition is the previous Monday at 5pm.

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REGULAR SELECTBOARD MEETING TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2018 • 7:00 P.M. ROOM 116 - LARGE CONFERENCE ROOM 77 MAIN STREET AGENDA 7:00 1. **Call to Order 2. *Approval of Agenda 3. *Approval of Minutes of August 28, 2018 Selectboard Meeting 4. **Citizen Comments [Opportunity to raise or address issues that are not otherwise included on this agenda] 7:05 5. *Fred Kenney, Chair Middlebury Economic Health Committee, with an update on recent discussions about the Committee’s charge and a request to Selectboard for an extension of the timeline for the Committee’s work 7:20 6. *Dan Werner, Director of Public Works Planning, with an update on the Infrastructure Committee Meeting of August 30, 2018 a. *Recommendation on next steps on Creek Road b. *Recommendation on award of bid for Engineering for Pump Station Improvements c. *Recommendation on award of bid for Fencing for Chipman Hill Reservoir d. *Recommendation on engineering amendment for Pump Station #9 Overflow Monitoring e. *Recommendation on award of bid for Repairs to Public Works Building 7:50 7. *Review and Discussion of the Vermont League of Cities & Towns’ Legislative Platform for the Upcoming Legislative Session in preparation for VLCT’s Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 8:00 8. *Approval of Check Warrants 9. *Town Manager’s Report 8:10 10. **Board Member Concerns 11. *Executive Session – Anticipated – Contracts & Legal Matters 12. **Action on Matters Discussed in Executive Session 13. *Adjourn * Decision Item ** Possible Decision If you need special accommodations to attend this meeting, please contact the Town Manager’s Office at 388-8100 x-202 as early as possible. Additional information about most Agenda items is available on the Town’s website,, on the Selectboard page. 9/10

City police to get SUV, not body cameras By ANDY KIRKALDY Mayor Renny Perry said the counVERGENNES — The Vergennes cil could choose to preserve the body Police Department will be getting cameras, but if so, “we have to find the a new Commercial Motor Vehicle $5,000 elsewhere.” (CMV) enforcement SUV, but that Hawley said all agreed the departpurchase will come at the expense of ment should have cameras, and if the delaying the purchase of body cameras budget was in good shape later in the for each of the department’s eight full- fiscal year the city could buy them or part-time officers. then. That delay is the result of an Aug. “This shouldn’t be seen as a 28 Vergennes City message that the city Council decision doesn’t support body to adjust the police cameras,” Hawley budget to allow the “This shouldn’t said. purchase of the CMV be seen as a Ultimately the at a cost higher than council unanimously message that expected when the supported the budget council budgeted for the city doesn’t adjustment, without one new police vehi- support body further discussion of cle in June. the merit of the CMV According to coun- cameras.” or overall police — Mel Hawley, spending. cil members and City Vergennes City Manager Manager Mel Hawley, The city’s police Police Chief George department budget Merkel originally this year is $865,680, requested replacing two of the depart- not including $71,500 from the city’s ment’s five vehicles in his preliminary Water Tower Fund used to help pay budget, at a cost of $80,000. off the bond for the new police station. Aldermen said no to that request, but That figure is about 37 percent of the funded one new vehicle at a $40,000 annual Vergennes budget of roughly level in their 2018-2019 budget. But $2.37 million, exclusive of user-funded Merkel and Hawley agreed the CMV sewer spending. needed to be replaced, and cost of the The city obtained its 2004 CMV on CMV and its $14,000 fit-up — such loan four years ago from the Addison as paint, light bar, internal caging, a County Sheriff’s Department at no computer, and more — topped $50,000, cost, except for fit-up expenses. Thus according to Hawley last week. this purchase will be a major step-up Grants and state support cut the in investment in the department’s shortfall in half, and Merkel and commercial motor vehicle enforceHawley recommended postponing the ment efforts. $5,000 body-camera purchase, a rare Merkel later in the week said three new budget item, to avoid sending of his officers are trained in the basic projected spending into the red early in “weights and measures” level of the year commercial motor vehicle enforceBut Alderman Mark Koenig said ment, and that one or more will receive he thought funding the body cameras, more advanced training to allow them which he said protected police officers to enforce driver and truck safety violaas well as citizens, was part of the ratio- tions on the “hundreds of trucks that go nale for the council’s decision to buy through our city every day.” only one cruiser. Enforcement of just weight provi“I have a problem cutting the body sions can prevent the “damage it does cameras,” Koenig said, asking if Chief to the infrastructure,” Merkel said, Merkel supported the decision. adding, “The vehicle we’re getting is Hawley said Merkel would like the more properly set up.” cameras, a new cruiser and the CMV, He did not have immediately availbut that he “made the decision that the able the amount of fines the city CMV was more important.” has collected since 2014 from truck

violations, which can be and have been extensive in individual cases, but said, “We’ve done a fair amount” and those can increase once officers are trained in the “next level up” of commercial motor vehicle enforcement. Perry said later in the week there was council support for the ongoing CMV effort. “We got that vehicle for the purpose of doing commercial vehicle enforcement,” Perry said. “There really wasn’t any discussion of changing from that. We already made that commitment.” In other business, city council members: • Added resident Lynn Rapoport and Vergennes Union Elementary School Principal Matt DeBlois to the city’s new recreation committee. One more member, a student, will be added to a panel that already includes Alderwoman Lynn Donnelly and community members Tim Cook, Erin Roche and Linda Hawley. Donnelly will convene the committee’s first meeting soon. • Heard from Perry that he will soon appoint a “Downtown Basin Master Plan Improvement Task Force,” a title he shortened to Basin Task Force. The committee will advise the council on how to put in place and fund recommendations in the city’s new Downtown Basin Master Plan. It will include one member of the council and two of the Vergennes Partnership, which the plan charges with overseeing improvements, and four residents with an interest in the Otter Creek basin area. • Heard from Hawley that the city’s finances are in good shape, and the council will have enough of a fund balance remaining from the 20172018 fiscal year to offset taxes to the level it had hoped, while still retaining a cushion. “I’m very confident you’re not going to be in the red.” • Appointed a new alderman, David Small, to replace incoming city manager and former alderman Matt Chabot, and thanked Hawley one more time for his service (see story on Page 1). Andy Kirkaldy may be reached at

Outdoor preschool expands offerings NEW HAVEN — The Willowell Foundation has moved its Wren’s Nest Forest Preschool program from Starksboro to New Haven and expanded from once a week to a full five days a week. “It’s a nature-based program and the kiddos will spend most of their days outside exploring nature,” said Tasha Ball, administrative director of the Willowell Foundation, which also runs the Walden Project outdoor alternative high school. Wren’s Nest, which has operated for about six years, offers a program that puts 3-, 4- and 5-yearolds out in nature to play and learn. Over the summer it moved from Camp Common Ground to Treleven Farm, owned by the Cheryl and Don Mitchell, off of Hallock Road in New Haven. Directors plan on keeping the same core curriculum of nature-based sensory exploration and place-based education. The students and teachers will spend the majority of their time outdoors through all of Vermont’s seasonal elements, Ball said. “Although there is a home on the Mitchells’ property that has been converted into indoor classroom space for sub-zero days, the children and teachers will learn by exploring Treleven Farm’s 130 acres of forests, meadows, marsh and pond,” she said. “It is an exciting new chapter for an organization that seeks to fill the need of more outdoor education for all children in Addison County.” The program has added a new teaching director, Suzanne Young, who holds a BS in Elementary

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SIGNIFICANT PRICE REDUCTION! SOME OF THE crew at the Wren’s Nest Forest Preschool gather at the program’s new site in New Haven. Shown, from left, are Katherine Taggart, AmeriCorps member serving/teaching at Wren’s Nest for the year; Cheryl Mitchell, host site owner and Treleven Farm founder; Suzanne Young, Wren’s Nest teaching director; Tasha Ball, Willowell Foundation administrative director; and Lindsay Laird, teacher. The two students are Mackenzie and Amelia.

Education and Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont and is pursuing a master’s degree in Leadership for Sustainability from UVM’s School of Natural Resources. For the past eight years Young was the chef and farm to school educator at Mary Johnson Children’s Center in Middlebury, where she blended her love of the outdoors and seasonal and local food into nourishing meals for young children and teachers. Wren’s Nest is on the Mount Abraham Unified School District’s calendar and school started Aug. 29.


ANNUAL FALL DAIRY/FEEDER CONSIGNMENT SALE Wednesday October 3rd At Addison County Commission Sales Barns Rt. 125 East Middlebury Vt. • 12 Noon Sharp


Artificially Sired Quality Dairy Cows & Heifers, Already Consigned The Mitch Kelly Herd Of Starksboro, Vt. Holstein Herd Consists Of 75 Mature Cows, Many 1st And 2nd Calf Heifers. 50 Head Due Fresh Or Springing Sept. And Oct. 41-Bred Heif. 2-4 Mo. / 60-Open Heif. 300Lb. -850Lbs. Select Sire And Alta Genex Used Butterfat 3.7 Protein 3.1 Fresh Cows Milking 70-90Lbs.


Also Consigning Beef Feeders Beef Feeders/Mature Cows/Bulls Steers/ Heifers-All Breeds Welcome! Don’t Miss This Annual Fall Sale All Quality Consignments Welcome **Cash In On Your Overstock** A Must Sale To Attend!!! For more info call 802-388 2661 (ACCS) Sale Manager: Tom Wisnowski & Sons - 802-989-1507 Auctioneer – John Nop

It is recognized by state officials as a three-star day care program, and families are eligible for funding of 10 hours of preschool per week through their school district. This applies to any family in Addison County, not just those in the Bristolarea schools, Ball noted. The program accepts children ages 3-5 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with an extended care option until 4:30 p.m. It has 15 pre-K spots in total and four teachers. More information is at or 802-453-6195.

Beautiful retail space available in the heart of downtown Middlebury. Formerly Clay’s Clothing, this first floor unit is approximately 1,626 SF with additional basement storage space. Nicely finished interior with hardwood floors and tin ceilings. The space is air conditioned and has steam heat. Well situated in a quintessential downtown Vermont setting very close to Frog Hollow and the Falls. Incredible exposure and visibility with tremendous signage opportunity. Available NOW! Duncan Harris | Principal The Kingsland Company

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equal housing opportunity All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 as amended which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or persons receiving public assistance, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertisement for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD Toll-free at 1-800-424-8590. For the Washington, DC area please call HUD at 426-3500.


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Vergennes Congo church to celebrate 225 years this weekend VERGENNES — Vergennes Congregational Church will celebrate 225 years this coming Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16, when the Vergennes City Green and 60 Water St. will be bursting with activities. The Rev. Gary Lewis, who recently retired, and former pastor Russ Gates will be on hand at both Saturday’s Food for Fuel event on the Green (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and Sunday’s special service (9:30 a.m.). They will be reminiscing about their combined 40 years of service to the church and

community. From its charter date of Sept. 17, 1793, the church by Otter Creek has been central to the fabric of the Little City community. In the words of the founders, “Where lately was the howling wilderness … there light has sprung up.” Spearheading the formation was the distinguished Rev. Cotton Mather Smith of Sharon, Conn., who served as a chaplain at Fort Ticonderoga in 1775. Daniel Clark Sanders became the first pastor of the infant church in 1794. (He later

was president of the University of Vermont for a few years). For many years church services were sporadic, especially during the War of 1812 and partly because the pastor’s salary was paid (or not) by the town. Services were held in homes or the schoolhouse built in 1794. It took more than 40 years before the brick building of today was completed and the adjacent Manse added in 1837. One hundred years later, Vergennes Congregational Church became part of the United Church of

Walk for the animals! Saturday, September 15, 2018 You don’t want to miss our post-walk doggie dip in the town pool!

Memorial Sports Center, Middlebury 10:30 am: Registration 11:30 am: Walk 12:00 pm: Pool Party

Registration details: Dogs welcome! Adults: $20 Youth: $10

Children 5 and under are free. Register or Donate:

Great prizes for top youth, adult, and team fundraisers! Everyone who raises more than $50 will receive a Woofstock 2018 t-shirt and all participating dogs will receive a special bandana!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Christ federation, and now proudly is an open and affirming church, “embracing everyone, wherever they are on life’s journey.” Through the years, and especially since pastors Gates and Lewis took charge, the church has focused on community outreach programs. The Rev. Lewis founded the Vergennes Community Food Shelf in 1991, and thanks to the donations and efforts of VCC and many other area churches and organizations, it now serves 6,000 people every year. More recently, Laundry Love, a monthly evening of free services at the Vergennes Laundromat, was added to the roster. Each month money goes out to provide fuel,

electricity, dental, auto repairs and gasoline and more to meet the needs of area residents, old and young. The Sept. 15 Food for Fuel and More event helps support those many programs. This year the Champlain Brass Quintet will entertain with jazz, ragtime, and marches and as usual the Lion’s Club will grill hamburgers and hot dogs. All the dollars raised for the food and the fun will go to help others. All are welcome to help VCC celebrate 225 years at the Sunday service. Editor’s note: This story was provided by Jeanne Peters based on the history written by Joe Klopfenstein.

Apple Fest kicks off with a run, music, lunch to follow SHOREHAM — The 10th annual Apple Fest will be held on Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Shoreham town green and gazebo. The day kicks off with a 5 and 10K run at 10:30. Activities and live music with Snake Mountain Bluegrass begin at noon. Lunch, made and served by the Friends of the Library, will include pulled pork sandwiches with sides of cole slaw, baked beans or mac’n cheese. Apple desserts will be sold along with cider and snow cones. In addition there will be the annual apple pie contest, a photo contest, a farmer’s market, tennis and pickle ball activities on the town courts, a bounce house and children’s activities. Sip on a hard cider in the spirits garden. Special to this year’s Apple Fest is the addition of Orchard Run. Previously known as the Apple Blossom Derby, this fun run/walk will begin at the elementary school (130 School Road). Walkers and runners will wind their way through back

roads and apple orchards on a loop course back to the village. Categories for both the 5k and 10k races include ages 16 and under, $15, and adults, $25. Registration on race day will cost an additional $5. Orchard Run participants will be entered into raffle drawings and receive a discount on lunch at the Apple Fest food tent. Race t-shirts are available on a first come first serve basis. To register online go to and follow the links. Apple Fest and Orchard Run are fundraisers for the Friends of the Platt Memorial Library. For more information on the event or to enter the “Best Apple Pie” contest or the “Nature in Addison County” photo contest contact Carol Causton at 802897-2747, Molly Francis at 802-8975354, Judy Stevens 802-897-7031 or Cora Waag 802-897-2385. Apple Fest has free admission and will run from Noon to 4:00 pm, rain or shine. Bring your lawn chairs, sit, and stay a spell!

Monday, September 10, 2018  
Monday, September 10, 2018