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Town Meeting 2013 Preview

SHOREHAM RESIDENTS  FILL  the  Shoreham  Elementary  School  gym  for  town  meeting  2012.  See  town-­by-­town  previews  of  next  week’s  annual  gatherings  beginning  on  Page  12A.

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ADDISON COUNTY

INDEPENDENT Vol. 67 No. 9

Middlebury, Vermont

Thursday, February 28, 2013

34 Pages

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PAGE 2A  —  Addison  Independent,  Thursday,  February  28,  2013

‘Bye Bye Birdie’ MEMBERS OF  THE  Middlebury  Union  High   School   senior   class   have   been   rehears-­ ing   their   annual   senior   musical   in   prepara-­ tion  for  opening  night,  Friday,  March  1.  This   year’s   show,   “Bye   Bye   Birdie,”   originally   opened   on   Broadway   in   1960   and   won   the   Tony  Award  for  best  musical.  The  1963  mov-­ ie   version   starred   Dick   VanDyke   and   Ann-­ Margaret.   The   Middlebury   production   runs   Friday   and   Saturday   night   and   Sunday   afternoon.   Pictured,  clockwise,  from  right,  Molly  Wright   sings   with   Duncan   Mathewson,   William   Koller   and   Elliott   Wright;;   Kayla   Evans   and   Elliott  Franklin  are  surrounded  by  a  chorus   of   teeny-­boppers;;   Ryan   Gyukeri;;  Alexandra   Munteanu;;   Evans   and   Nate   Wulfman;;   D.J.   Piper   and   Eleanor   Eagan;;   Franklin   leads   a   line   dance;;   and   Addison   Bolton   and   Mack   0DVRQUDLVHWKHLUDUPVIRUDELJ¿QLVK Independent  photos/Trent  Campbell


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Common  sense  gun  control Vermonters  once  again  demonstrate  their  unusually  astute  common   sense  in  the  latest  poll  concerning  appropriate  gun  control:  61  percent   of  residents  polled  favored  or  strongly  favored  banning  the  sale  of   DVVDXOWZHDSRQVSHUFHQWVXSSRUWHGPDNLQJLWLOOHJDOWRRZQDQDV-­ VDXOWULĂ&#x20AC;H$QRYHUZKHOPLQJSHUFHQWVXSSRUWHGDPHDVXUHUHTXLULQJ stricter  reporting  by  mental  health  professionals  to  the  National  Instant   Background  Check  System  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  a  measure  that  would  alert,  and  hope-­ IXOO\SUHYHQWJXQVKRSVIURPVHOOLQJÂżUHDUPVWRSURVSHFWEX\HUVZLWKD record  of  mental  instability. The  poll  was  conducted  by  the  Castleton  Polling  Institute  at  Castle-­ WRQ6WDWH&ROOHJHDQGZDVFRQGXFWHGEHWZHHQ)HEZLWKDPDUJLQ RIHUURURISOXVRUPLQXVSHUFHQW7KHSROOVKRZVWKDW9HUPRQWHUV DUHPRUHZLOOLQJWRDFFHSWÂżUHDUPVOLPLWDWLRQVZLWKUHJDUGWRDVVDXOW weapons  than  are  Americans  at  large.  Even  among  Vermont  gun-­own-­ ers,  more  than  50  percent  favored  banning  the  sale  of  high-­capacity   magazinees  or  clips,  banning  the  further  sale  of  assault  weapons  and   FORVLQJWKHORRSKROHRQVDOHVDWJXQVKRZVRQO\SHUFHQWRIJX-­ nowners,  however,  favored  making  it  illegal  to  own  an  assault  weapon.   7KHJRRGQHZVDERXWWKHÂżQGLQJVLQWKLVSROOLVQRWMXVWWKDW9HU-­ monters  are  so  much  more  reasonable  than  other  folk,  but  that  there   should  be  room  for  compromise  in  the  national  debate. A  good  bet  is  that  even  the  recalcitrant  NRA  would  favor  measures   that  would  keep  guns  out  of  the  hands  of  those  with  a  history  of  mental   illness,  or  at  least  add  a  layer  of  common-­sense  questioning  before   JXQVKRSRZQHUVKDQGRYHUDQ$.ZLWKDKLJKFDSDFLW\PDJD]LQH And  likely,  Americans  could  agree  to  restrict  access  to  the  wide  variety   of  assault  weapons  and  high-­capacity  magazines  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  particularly  those   sold  to  the  angry  bloke  who  walks  off  the  street  and,  perhaps  for  the   ÂżUVWWLPHLQKLVOLIHZDQWVWRVXGGHQO\WDNHRQWKHZRUOG Vermonters  demonstrate  time  and  again  that  reasonable  people  can   devise  reasonable  laws  to  promote  the  public  good.  The  state  Legisla-­ ture  should  blaze  a  path  for  the  rest  of  the  nation  to  follow.

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John  Moyers  has  earned  a  posi-­ tion  on  the  Bristol  selectboard.  For   more  than  20  years  of  residing  in   Bristol  he  has  used  his  organiza-­ WLRQDOH[SHULHQFHDFXWHDQDO\VLV and  wisdom  to  single-­handedly   galvanize  into  action  a  growing  seg-­ ment  of  Bristolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  electorate,  one  that   honors  the  long-­established  village   pattern  and  the  traditional  values   of  pragmatic  decision-­making  and   citizen  participation  in  the  demo-­ cratic  process.   His  businesses  and  contributions   have  brought  jobs  and  effective  de-­ velopment  to  the  town.  His  tireless   attention  to  detail  and  procedure   helped  culminate  last  fall,  after  a   fruitful  if  demanding  many-­year   process  by  the  planning  commis-­ VLRQLQDWRZQSODQWKDWZDVÂżQDOO\ able  to  satisfy  a  majority  of  voters.   After  all  this  it  is  time  for  his  voice   and  positions,  so  clearly  representa-­ tive  of  a  large  percentage  of  Bristol   YRWHUVWREHKHDUGRQWKHÂżYHSHU-­ son  select  board. If  you  supported  the  town  plan   please  vote  for  John  Moyers  for   selectboard  on  Tuesday,  March  5,   the  day  after  town  meeting. Christopher  Shaw Bristol

Vermont  values   come  into  focus

In  a  fog A  HEAVY  FOG  slowly  lifts  away  from  the  Middlebury  College  campus  Tuesday  morning.

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Brother  shines  bright  on  Oscar  night One  of  my  most  vivid  childhood  memories  is  sitting  at   the  kitchen  counter  with  my  little  brother,  John,  drawing.   I   was   perhaps   nine,   he   a   year   younger,   and   we   would   each   have   sheets   of   white   drawing   paper   and   colored   pencils  or  markers  or  crayons.  I  would  often  draw  a  bu-­ colic  barnyard  scene,  where  the  buildings  were  to  scale   but   the   horses   and   cows   had   elongated   backs   and   too-­ short  legs. Minutes  would  go  by,  and  when  I  felt  I  had  put  every-­ thing  I  had  artistically  into  my  barnyard,  I  would  glance   RYHUDW-RKQÂśVSDSHU7KHUHKHZRXOGEHSXWWLQJWKHÂżQ-­ LVKLQJWRXFKHVRQDQH[DFWUHQGHULQJ of   a   P51-­D   Mustang   World   War   II   ÂżJKWHUSODQH2ULILWZDVDIWHU and  the  birth  of  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stars  Warsâ&#x20AC;?  phe-­ nomenon,   a   perfectly   drawn   Storm-­ trooper. By  Lee  Kahrs John   has   always   been   an   artist,   and   he   has   always   been   fascinated   ZLWK PHFKDQLFV DQG Ă&#x20AC;LJKW +H ZDV D quiet,  left-­handed,  redheaded  kid  who   played  the  accordion  and  liked  making  paper  airplanes.   Around  the  age  of  eight,  he  started  snatching  my  moth-­ HUÂśVWKLFNSDSHUEDFNURPDQFHVDQGFUHDWLQJVWLFNÂżJXUH Ă&#x20AC;LSERRNPRYLHVLQWKHPDUJLQV7KHVWLFNÂżJXUHVZRXOG ÂżJKWHDFKRWKHUDQGWKHQWKHZLQQHUZRXOGSXWGRZQKLV sword   and   walk   off   the   page.   It   was   like   a   little   paper   stage. On   Sunday   night,   1   billion   people   watched   my   little   brother  walk  onto  the  worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  biggest  stage  to  accept  the   Academy  Award  for  Best  Animated  Short  Film,  his  di-­ rectorial  debut,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paperman.â&#x20AC;? Everyone  is  from  somewhere.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  the  somewhere  that   shapes  who  we  are.  Feel  free  to  embrace  John,  Vermont,   because   his   connection   to   this   place   helped   build   him   into  the  man  and  the  artist  he  has  become.  We  are  a  fam-­

ily  of  valleys,  and  while  that  kitchen  counter  was  in  the   Hudson  Valley  in  our  native  state  of  New  York,  starting   LQ ÂżUVW JUDGH ZH VSHQW DOO RI RXU VXPPHUV KHUH LQ WKH Lake  Champlain  Valley  at  a  camp  in  West  Addison. One   of   the   many   gifts   our   parents   gave   us   was   their   teaching   schedules   and   summers   off.  We   spent   June   to   Labor   Day   here,   leaving   the   camp   after   breakfast   and   often   not   stepping   indoors   again   until   dinner.   We   had   true  freedom,  as  long  as  we  were  within  earshot  of  my   motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  dinner  bell.  There  was  Ghost  in  the  Graveyard,   Ă&#x20AC;DVKOLJKWWDJVDLOLQJWUHHIRUWVELNHVDQGVZLPPLQJ² lots  of  swimming.  John  and  I  would   VSHQGVRPXFKWLPHÂłH[SORULQJ´XQ-­ derwater  that  Mom  would  urge  us  to   give   our   red-­rimmed   eyes   a   break.   And   on   rainy   days,   John   could   be   found   drawing,   or   doing   an   airplane   PRGHORUPDNLQJDQRWKHUĂ&#x20AC;LSERRN It   was   a   tough   place   to   leave   in   late  August,   new   jeans   and   sneakers   from  Fishmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  in  Vergennes  packed   among  our  things.  Back  to  school. High  school  was  not  easy  for  John,  but  he  got  through   it.   It   was   art   school   that   really   propelled   him   toward   the  future.  After  a  year  at  Pratt,  skip  to  the  Nova  Scotia   6FKRRORI$UWDQG'HVLJQZKHQWKHVFKRROVWDUWHG DĂ&#x20AC;HGJOLQJDQLPDWLRQSURJUDPGXULQJ-RKQÂśVVHQLRU\HDU DQGWKHUHVWUHDOO\LVKLVWRU\-XPSWRKLVÂżUVWMREZLWK Blue   Sky   Studios   in   Westchester,   N.Y.   (the   folks   who   brought  you  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ice  Ageâ&#x20AC;?  movies)  and  Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  lonely  life   as  a  reverse  commuter,  his  inspiration  for  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paperman.â&#x20AC;?   ,QLWZDVRQWR&DOLIRUQLDDQG3L[DU6WXGLRVZKHUH John  spent  a  magical  decade  working  on  the  now  classic   DQLPDWHGÂżOPVOLNHÂł7KH,QFUHGLEOHV´Âł0RQVWHUV,QF´ and  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cars.â&#x20AC;?  Then  he  headed  to  Disney,  and  when  Disney   (See  Clippings,  Page  5A)

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Internet  overload  calls  for  timeout I  love  the  Internet.  A  lot.  If  it  dispensed  food  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  never   serene,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  not  one  of  those  people.  I  crave  an  endless   leave  the  computer. VWUHDPRIGDWDLQSXWDQGWKH,QWHUQHWKDVPDJLFDOO\ÂżOOHG But  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  time  the  Internet  and  I  took  a  little  break. that  need  for  me.  But  now  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  starting  to  feel  that  it  has   7KLQJVZHUHEHWWHU\HDUVDJR(YHU\PRUQLQJ,ÂśGÂż[ H[FHHGHGP\EUDLQÂśVEDQGZLWKFDSDFLW\ a  cup  of  coffee  and  sit  down  to  read  my  email,  pausing   These  days  checking  email  takes  just  a  few  seconds,   only  to  let  the  dog  and  cat  in  or  out  10  to  20  times.  (For   since  the  only  messages  I  get  anymore  are  special  offers   you   young   people,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;emailâ&#x20AC;?   was   a   popular   thing   before   from   Crate   and   Barrel.   But   there   is   so   much   more   to   Facebook.  It  was  a  handy  method  of  communicating  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   the   Internet!   Each   morning,   I   start   by   visiting   several   privately!  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  with  people  you  knew  in  real  life.) news   sites.   In   spite   of   my   better   judgment,   I   read   the   Over   time,   however,   the   Internet   has   grown.   Now   FRPPHQWVGHWHUPLQHWKDWLIWKH\UHĂ&#x20AC;HFWWKHLQWHOOLJHQFH you  can  check  the  news  and  weather,   of   the   average   American   we   are   in   read   articles,   watch   tutorials   on   how   worse   trouble   than   anyone   knows,   WR GHERQH D FKLFNHQ DQG Ă&#x20AC;HWFK \RXU and   quickly   switch   to   less   stressful   own   arrows,   do   your   shopping   and   sites,  such  as  knitting  forums  and  live   banking,   communicate   with   friends   webcams  of  pandas  napping. DQG VWUDQJHUV  ÂżQG UHFLSHV VKDUH Occasionally  I  visit  Pinterest,  a  sort   photos   and   videos,   download   music,   of  online  bulletin  board,  currently  hot   play   games   and   read   movie   reviews.   among  the  DIY  craft-­minded  and  the   In   other   words,   the   Internet   has   soon-­to-­be  married.  (Anything  clever   become  a  dangerously  seductive  place   By Jessie Raymond your  friends  have  created  in  the  past   for  information  hounds. year  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  particularly  any  home  accent   Woof. made   of   wine   corks   or   embellished   Yes,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  one  of  those  desperate  souls  who  hunger  to   with   a   metallic   Sharpie   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   was   inspired   by   Pinterest.   I   ÂżQG RXW DERXW HYHU\WKLQJ LQWHUHVWLQJ RU QRW , KDYH WR guarantee  it.) read  constantly,  and  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  settle  for  whateverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  available,   Then   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll   check   Facebook   to   see   who   thought   the   IURP P\ KDQG PL[HUÂśV XVHU PDQXDO WR P\ JURFHU\ weekend  was  too  short  and  who  is  proud  of  their  child   receipts. this  week.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  riveting. Have  you  ever  found  yourself  in  a  waiting  room  where,   I  like  to  round  out  the  morning  with  a  smorgasbord:   for  some  reason,  the  only  magazine  is  the  fall  2005  issue   weather,  celebrity  gossip  and  a  smattering  of  YouTube   of   The   Quarterly   Journal   of   the   American   Association   videos:   babies   and   cats   (when   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   feeling   cheerful),   of  Machine  Stampers  and  Diemakers?  I  would  read  that   and  montages  of  service  members  being  reunited  with   sucker  from  cover  to  cover.  I  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  help  it. their  dogs  after  a  long  deployment  (when  I  feel  like  a   While  I  admire  folks  who  can  sit  peacefully  in  an  empty   good  cry). (See  Raymond,  Page  5A) room   bereft   of   even   a   single   grocery   receipt   and   feel  

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Addison  Independent  pages   devoted  to  editorials,  opinions  and   letters  to  the  editor  have  recently   had  a  busy  focus  (pro/con)  regard-­ ing  issues  such  as  abortion,  doctor   DVVLVWHGVXLFLGHVDPHVH[PDUULDJH and  population  control.  The  moral   issues  surrounding  these  hotly  de-­ bated  topics  are  very  real. Eric  Davisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  column  of  Feb.  21   goes  to  the  root  cause  of  competing   values.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Poll  shows  Vermont  isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   religiousâ&#x20AC;?  A  Gallup  Poll  survey   claims  that  Vermont  was  the  least   religious  state  in  the  nation. Possibly,  therein,  lies  the  values   problem? Martin  Frankie Middlebury

River  cleanup   needs  support The  piece  in  the  Feb.  11  Addison   Independent  on  the  Riverwatch  Col-­ laborative  is  less  than  half  the  story. The  real  story  is  that  the  collab-­ orative  has  been  diligently  gather-­ ing  data  for  over  10  years,  which   consistently  shows  Vermont  waters   WREHFRQWDPLQDWHGVLJQLÂżFDQWO\ LQH[FHVVRIVWDWHZDWHUTXDOLW\ standards.  The  state  standard  for  E.   coli  for  Class  B  waters  (most  of  our   VWUHDPVULYHUV VSHFLÂżHVDOLPLWÂłQRW WRH[FHHGRUJDQLVPVPO´ Observations  by  the  Riverwatch   Collaborative,  for  the  years  2003-­ IRUDOO(FROLVDPSOHVVKRZ DQDYHUDJHRIFRORQLHVSHU ml  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  over  1,165  samples  taken. ,SHUVRQDOO\PHWZLWKDQRIÂżFLDO from  the  Agency  of  Agriculture  in   2011  to  try  to  stop  manure  spread-­ LQJLQWKHĂ&#x20AC;RRGSODLQRIWKH0LGGOH-­ EXU\5LYHUQH[WWR5RXWH0DQXUH ZDVEHLQJVSUHDGQH[WWRWKHULYHU LQDÂżHOGWKDWZDVXQGHUZDWHUWKUHH WLPHVZLWKĂ&#x20AC;RRGLQJWKDWVHDVRQ7KH position  of  the  Agriculture  Depart-­ ment  in  Montpelier  is  farmers  are   operating  within  their  permitted   waste  management  plans,  and  there-­ fore  nothing  can  be  done.  Two  years   later,  we  have  the  Middlebury  River   still  contaminated,  plus  channelized   post-­Irene.     We  are  stuck  in  a  do-­nothing   situation  at  the  highest  level,  which   makes  the  efforts  of  groups  like   the  Riverwatch  frustrating.  If/when   governmental  leaders  are  ready  to   take  meaningful  action  to  really   protect  our  waters,  the  data  the  col-­ laborative  gathers  will  be  essential. Steve  Reynolds Cornwall

Bixby  Library   faces  challenges 7ZRVHSDUDWHDUWLFOHVDERXW%L[E\ /LEUDU\LQWKH-DQHGLWLRQRIWKH Addison  Independent  focused  on   two  very  separate  challenges  that   WKHOLEUDU\LVIDFLQJ7KH¿UVWFKDO-­ lenge  is  to  introduce  and  provide   new  technologies  to  our  patrons  and   at  the  same  time  continue  providing   traditional  library  services.  In  the   SDVW\HDU%L[E\PHWWKDWFKDOOHQJH head  on.  We  automated  our  circula-­ tion  system  and,  as  recipients  of   an  e-­Vermont  grant,  were  able  to   provide  new  digital  devices  for  our   (See  Letter,  Page  5A)


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Education  tax  rate  is  on  the  rise Clippings â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tax   cut   for   some   education   tax-­ made,  it  is  then  the  responsibility  of   payers  passed  the  Legislature.â&#x20AC;? the  Legislature  to  determine  how  the   Bet   you   havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   heard   that   head-­ taxes  needed  to  pay  for  the  spending   line   this   past   week.   The   will  be  divided  up  among   reason  is  because  the  edu-­ taxpayers. cation  tax  is  NOT  like  the   Two  thirds  of  residential   gas   tax.   If   the   gas   tax   is   taxpayers   pay   according   raised   a   nickel   then   EV-­ to   household   income   and   ERYONE   pays   a   nickel   local   school   spending.   In   more   for   every   gallon   at   communities   that   spend   the  pump.  The  education   no  more  per  pupil  this  year   tax   is   structured   so   that   than  they  did  last  year,  the   the   amount   that   residen-­ tax  paid  according  to  their   tial   taxpayers   pay   is   de-­ household  income  will  go   pendent   on   local   school   down.   spending. One   third   of   residential   There   are   two   parts   to   taxpayers  will  pay  accord-­ HGXFDWLRQÂżQDQFLQJ2QH by Rep. David Sharpe ing   to   fair   market   value   is  the  spending  decisions   of   their   homesite   and   lo-­ D-Bristol made   by   communities   cal   school   spending.   In   a   across  the  state;Íž  local  vot-­ community   that   spends   ers  decide  how  much  to  spend  based   no  more  per  pupil  this  year  than  they   on  the  needs  of  their  schoolchildren   did   last   year   the   tax   paid   according   and  the  pressures  on  the  budget  such   to  fair  market  value  will  only  slightly   as  salaries,  health  care  and  fuel  costs.   increase.  Of  course,  the  opposite  ap-­ Once   these   spending   decisions   are   plies  to  communities  that  raise  their  

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per-­pupil  spending.  In  this  case  both   groups   will   see   a   proportional   in-­ crease  in  taxes  paid.   Resident  and  non-­resident  owners   of  non-­homestead  property  will  pay   D¿[HGPRUHSHURIIDLU market  value  on  their  property.   For   math   whizzes   the   non-­home-­ VWHDG WD[ LV ¿[HG DW  WKH LQ-­ come   base   rate   remains   at   1.8   per-­ cent,  and  the  homestead  base  rate  is   VHWDW7KHQRQKRPHVWHDGUDWH ,6 OLNH D JDV WD[ ,W LV ¿[HG E\ WKH /HJLVODWXUHDWSHURIIDLU market   value   for   all   non-­homestead   property   in   the   state   regardless   of   budgets  voted  by  local  residents.  For   homestead  property  the  basic  calcu-­ lation  is  fairly  simple.  Take  your  per-­ pupil  spending  voted  in  your  school   district(s),  divide  it  by  the  base  calcu-­ ODWLRQDPRXQWRIDQGPXOWLSO\ the  result  times  either  the  base  penny   UDWHRIRUWKHEDVHLQFRPHUDWH of  1.8  percent,  whichever  applies  to   your  housesite.

Letters to the Editor Landowners  should  be  wary  of  Vermont  Gas  pipeline   Attention  Cornwall  and  Shoreham   residents: We  have  a  farm  in  Monkton.   Recently,  we  were  made  aware  that   our  farm  is  in  the  path  of  the  proposed   pipeline  Vermont  Gas  is  trying  to   push  through  your  towns  as  well. Just  thought  you  might  like  to   know  how  things  are  going  for  us. We  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  have  the  VELCO  right  of   way  on  our  land.  A  few  weeks  ago,  a   neighbor  dropped  by  to  warn  us  that   we  might  want  to  pay  attention  to   what  Vermont  Gas  is  up  to  because   they  were  eyeballing  our  farm  as  a   possible  route. To  make  a  long  story  short,   Vermont  Gas  has  made  it  clear  that   they  are  intending  to  lay  this  pipeline   through  our  pasture,  our  water  line,   our  garden,  our  orchard,  our  lawn,   our  septic  system  and  then  through  a   stream  and  a  small  grove  of  willows  

we  planted  about  10  years  ago  that   are  now  just  starting  to  look  like  trees.   This  brings  it  to  within  150  feet  of  our   house.When  we  pushed  to  know  what   the  compensation  would  be,  they   estimated  it  would  be  â&#x20AC;&#x153;no  less  than   DQGQRPRUHWKDQ´ This  easement  Vermont  Gas  is   proposing  to  buy  from  us  (on  their   terms)  is  for  forever.  The  pipeline  will   be  2-­3  feet  below  the  surface  (pos-­ sibly  up  to  4  in  farmland;Íž  i.e.,  pasture   and  cultivated  land).  It  will  be  50  feet   wide  and  no  trees  can  be  planted  nor   structures  built  on  that  right  of  way.   They  require  gates  on  any  fenced   areas  and  retain  right  to  access  by  foot   or  vehicle  as  they  deem  necessary. We  have  checked  with  other   landowners  in  the  area  and  the  offers   they  have  received  for  compensation   DUHVLPLODUQRPDWWHU how  much  land  they  impact.  Of  all  

the  affected  landowners  we  have   FRQWDFWHGQRQHDUHFXUUHQWO\VDWLV¿HG with  the  offers  VGS  has  put  forward   and  most  are  opposed  to  the  pipeline   coming  through  their  land  at  all. We  should  mention  that  although   we  have  been  contacted  by  surveyors   who  requested  permission  originally   to  check  feasibility  of  our  property,   other  than  that  we  have  not  been   RI¿FLDOO\QRWL¿HGRIRXULPSHQG-­ ing  situation.  No  letter,  no  phone   call.  The  only  information  we  have   gleaned  is  what  we  have  sought  out   on  our  own. So,  our  advice  to  you  is  to  not   assume  you  will  not  be  affected,   and  to  not  assume  you  will  be  justly   compensated.  Do  some  research,  get   the  maps.  Feel  free  to  contact  me  for   more  information. Nate  Palmer Monkton

Letter (Continued  from  Page  4A) community  and  to  increase  the  avail-­ ability  of  WiFi. A  Bixby  Library  card  now   provides  access  to  a  sizable  variety   of  e-­books,  audiobooks  and  online   courses  of  study  as  well  as  to  the   wonderful  books  on  our  shelves.  We   have  plans  to  increase  programming   for  children  and  adults  this  year  and   we  encourage  use  of  the  building  by   other  organizations  that  can  pro-­ vide  needed  services  to  residents  of   RXU¿YHWRZQDUHD7KH$$53WD[ preparation  service  for  seniors  makes   use  of  Bixby  space,  for  example,  and   recently  the  UVM  Extension  Service   held  a  workshop  and  streamed  a   webinar  on  nutrient  management  for   farmers  in  a  meeting  room  upstairs.   We  believe  in  the  importance  of   providing  these  services  for  our   community.  As  we  strive  to  meet  this   commitment  with  the  goal  of  a  job   well  done,  we  face  our  other  large   challenge,  which  is  the  challenge  of  

funding.  As  the  Jan.  28  article  in  the   Addison  Independent  reported,  the   library  budget  is  taking  money  from   an  endowment  created  over  100   years  ago  by  founding  father  William   Bixby  to  pay  for  regular  operating   expenses. Over  the  past  several  years  the   Bixby  board  of  trustees  has  been   looking  for  appropriate  solutions   to  this  problem.  Increased  private   fundraising  is  needed  as  well  as   ÂżVFDOSUXGHQFHDQGVRXQGPDQDJH-­ ment,  all  of  which  are  under  way.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   LPSRUWDQWWRQRWHWKDWPRUHWKDQ volunteers  help  with  everything  from   book  cataloguing  to  running  a  used   book  sale  to  organizing  program-­ ming  and  much  more. The  board  wants  to  continue  pro-­ viding  what  they  strongly  believe   are  valuable  library  services  for   the  towns  of  Addison,  Ferrisburgh,   Panton  and  Waltham  and  the  city   of  Vergennes.  In  order  to  make  that   KDSSHQWKH\KDYHDVNHGRXUÂżYH

towns  to  increase  the  amount  of   funding  budgeted  for  Bixby.  The   amounts  requested  are  well  below   the  per  capita  state  average  but   would  go  a  long  way  in  helping   sustain  the  services  that  we  provide.   It  is  our  goal  to  serve  each  and   HYHU\UHVLGHQWRIWKHÂżYHWRZQVWKDW support  us  with  cultural  enrichment,   educational  opportunities  and  new   ways  of  accessing  information.  We   are,  in  turn,  asking  for  your  support   through  increased  town  funding. If  anyone  has  questions  or  con-­ cerns  about  Bixbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  requests  to  our   towns  I  encourage  you  to  call  the   library.  I  can  put  you  in  touch  with  a   board  member  from  your  town  who   can  answer  your  questions.  I  also   encourage  you  to  attend  town  meet-­ ing  and  to  vote.  We  look  forward  to   many  years  of  continued  service  and   I  hope  to  see  you  in  the  library  soon! Jane  Spencer,  Director Bixby  Memorial  Library Vergennes

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(Continued  from  Page  4A) and   Pixar   settled   their   differences   and   joined   forces,   John   was   once   again  in  the  right  place  at  the  right   time. Vermont  is  the  right  place  for  us   as   well.   Sprawl   led   my   parents   to   retire   here   years   ago   to   live   year   URXQG , IROORZHG LQ  Ă&#x20AC;HHLQJ post  9/11  New  York. Our  connection  to  this  landscape   is   deep   and   enduring,   and   it   is   be-­ ing   passed   on   to   the   next   genera-­ tion.   John   comes   back   for   a   week   every   summer   to   the   same   plot   of   land   on   the   lake   that   my   parents   bought  40  years  ago,  and  his  sons,   Ben  and  Johnny,  look  forward  to  it   all   year.   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   important   to   him   that   LEE  KAHRS  PEDALS  with  baby  brother  John  circa  1969.  John  Kahrs,   his  California  boys  have  that  touch-­ who  showed  his  drawing  talents  even  as  a  child,  won  an  Oscar  Sunday   stone   of   Vermont.   It   is   something   IRUKLVDQLPDWHGÂżOP he  cherishes,  something  he  consid-­ ers   worth   handing   down,   and   even   jumped  up  and  down  and  screamed   nally  reach  us  and  apologized  to  my   at   the   tender   ages   of   11   and   nine,   with  disbelief.  My  mother  started  to   mother,  who  quickly  told  him  not  to   Ben  and  Johnny  would  be  dismayed   cry,  my  fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  eyes  were  wet  with   worry  about  it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You  guys  let  me  do  what  I  want-­ if   they   couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   make   their   annual   overwhelming   pride,   and   as   they   pilgrimage  to  the  Lake.  Mission  ac-­ embraced,   I   heard   my   father   say,   ed  to  do,â&#x20AC;?  he  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;And  that  made   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  our  son.â&#x20AC;?   all  the  difference.â&#x20AC;? complished. The   phone   started   to   ring   and   As   our   family   and   friends   con-­ Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  surreal  experience  to  watch   your   brother   win   an   Academy   didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   stop   all   night.   That   was   a   tinue   to   reel   from   this   overwhelm-­ Award,   but   I   told   him   earlier   on   problem   because   I   saw   online   that   ing  experience,  parents  take  notice.   Oscar  Day  that  I  always,  ALWAYS   John   told   the   press   heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d   been   try-­ That  could  be  your  child,  so  a  word   knew   he   would   do   great   things.   ing  to  call  but  couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  get  through   of   advice:   Sometimes   when   you   Sitting   with   my   parents   in   their   (my   parents   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   have   call   wait-­ have   a   quiet,   left-­handed   redhead   living   room   last   Sunday   night,   we   ing).  He  said  he  felt  terrible  because   who  likes  to  draw,  the  best  thing  to   watched   the   Oscars   together,   and   he  forgot  to  thank  his  parents  when   do   is   â&#x20AC;Ś   let   them.   They   may   grow   when   the   announcement   came,   we   KH DFFHSWHG KLV DZDUG +H GLG Âż-­ up  to  win  an  Oscar.

Raymond (Continued  from  Page  4A) But  thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  more.  There  are  links,   links   everywhere   to   all   the   things   I   didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  know  I  wanted  to  know.  What   is  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Harlem  Shakeâ&#x20AC;??  What  is  the   deal   with   Oscar   Pistoriusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   brother?   What,   please   tell   me,   is   the   No.   1   VLPSOH WULFN WR D Ă&#x20AC;DW EHOO\" , PXVW ÂżQGRXW And  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  the  problem. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  only  so  much  time  in  the   morning  and  now  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  got  hundreds   of   sites   to   visit   and   links   to   follow.   What   used   to   be   a   leisurely   stroll   around   cyberspace   is   now   a   coffee-­ fueled   race   to   click   on   the   whole   Internet   before   breakfast.   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   all   I   can   do   to   skim   headlines   and   click   through   pictures   and,   then,   seeing   the  clock,  sprint  out  the  door  to  work.   I   leave   the   house   with   my   mind   a   jumble   of   vacuous   tidbits,   from   speculation  on  the  future  of  Kristen   Stewart   and   Robert   Pattinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   relationship  to  10  surprising  uses  for  

leftover  tinfoil. This  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  go  on. So   starting   tomorrow   morning   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   challenging   myself   to   skip   the   computer.   Instead,   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   going   to   pour  a  cup  of  coffee  and  sit  by  the  

window  to   watch   the   sun   rise   over   the   pristine   Vermont   landscape   while   my   mind   savors   the   silence   and  solitude. I  give  it  15  minutes  before  I  crack.    

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Obituaries

ADDISON COUNTY

Larry Aubin, 55, Forest Dale

Anita Quesnel, 91, formerly of Panton BAREFOOT  BAY,   Fla.   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Anita   Mary   (Berger)   Quesnel,   91,   died   Thursday,  Feb.  21,  2013,  at  Life  Care   Center  in  Palm  Bay,  Fla.,  of  conges-­ tive  heart  failure. She   was   born   Dec.   12,   1921,   in   Burlington,   Vt.,   the   daughter   of   Ernest  and  Emma  Berger.  She  was  a   1940   graduate   of   Middlebury   High   School.   Married   in   1943,   she   was   employed   at   the   Pentagon   during   World  War  II.  For  18  years,  she  oper-­ ated   a   farm   along   with   her   husband  

in  Panton.   She   was   employed   by   Simmonds   Precision   in   Vergennes,   Vt.,  retiring  after  25  years  of  service. In   1988,   she   and   her   husband   moved   to   Barefoot   Bay,   where   they   created  many  lasting  friendships.  She   was  a  member  of  St.  Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Catholic   Church  in  Barefoot  Bay.  Her  family   says   at   her   end,   in   deserved   peace,   she   taught   all   how   to   die:   with   dignity,  courage  and  grace.   She   is   survived   by   a   daugh-­ ter,   Linda   Ann   Mathews   and   her  

husband,  Harold,   of   Riverview;͞   a   son,  David  C.  Quesnel  and  his  wife,   Kathy,  of  Columbia,  Md.;͞  a  brother,   Ernest   Berger   and   wife,   Eileen,   of   Pullman,   Wash.;͞   six   grandchil-­ dren;͞   three   great-­grandchildren;͞   and   several  nieces  and  nephews. She   was   predeceased   by   her   husband   of   66   years,   John   L.   Quesnel,   and   three   sisters,   Mavis,   Gertrude  and  Dorothy. There  will  be  no  calling  hours,  and   services  are  private.

Louise Arnebold, 103, Orwell ORWELL  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Louise   M.   Arnebold,   103,   of   Orwell   died   Thursday,   Feb.   21,   2013,   at   the   Meadows  in  Rutland. She   was   born   in   Ottersberg,   Germany,   on   Sept.   30,   1909.   She   moved  to  New  Jersey  in  1929.  She   married   Robert   M.   Arnebold   and   they  made  their  home  in  Maywood,   N.J.   She   was   a   member   of   Zion   Lutheran  Church  in  Maywood  since   1946. She  moved  to  Orwell  in  2004  and   made  her  home  with  her  son. Her  relatives  say  she  always  had  a   JDUGHQIXOORIĂ&#x20AC;RZHUVDQGDFDQQLQJ closet  full  of  goodies  that  she  read-­ ily  gave  away  to  all  her  family  and   friends  who  came  to  visit. Surviving  are  her  son,  Robert  G.  

Arnebold  Jr.  and  his  wife,  Susan,  of   Orwell,   with   whom   she   had   made   her  home;͞  her  daughter-­in-­law,  Jerri   Ostergren  and  her  husband,  John,  of   North  Carolina;͞  four  grandchildren;͞   and  two  great-­granddaughters. She  was  predeceased  by  her  son,   Rudolph   Carl,   in   1977   and   her   husband  in  January  1991. In  honoring  her  wishes  there  will   be   a   private   graveside   commit-­ tal   service   and   burial   at   George   Washington   Memorial   Park   Cemetery  in  Paramus,  N.J.,  at  a  later   date.  Memorial  gifts  in  lieu  may  be   made  to  Zion  Lutheran  Church,  120   East   Pleasant   Ave.,   Maywood,   NJ   07607. LOUISE  ARNEBOLD

Edward Collette, 74, Vergennes VERGENNES  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Edward   his  side.   Graveside  services  will  be  held   Collette,   74,   of   Vergennes   died   He   was   predeceased   by   his   in  the  spring. Feb.   2,   2013,   with   his   family   by   wife,  Julia  Collette.

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FOREST  DALE   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Larry   Phillip   Aubin,  55,  died  suddenly  early  Friday   morning,  Feb.  22,  2013,  in  the  Rutland   Regional  Medical  Center. Born  in  St.  Albans  on  July  8,  1957,   he  was  the  son  of  the  late  Emelien  and   Viola   (Schoolcraft)   Aubin.   A   native   of  Alburgh,  he  attended  the  Brandon   Training  School  and  lived  for  several   years  with  Doreen  Raymond  of  Forest   Dale.  She  says  he  will  be  remembered   for   loving   to   give   people   hugs   and   playing  ball. He   leaves   three   sisters   and   their   spouses,   Brenda   and   Lawrence   Rainville   and   Holly   and   James  

BRISTOL  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Marielana   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lanaâ&#x20AC;?   (Tierney)  Thompson,  age  70,  passed   away   Tuesday   morning,   Feb.   26,   2013,  at  her  home  in  Bristol. Born   July   31,   1942,   in   Randolph,   Lana   was   the   daughter   of   the   late   Milan   and   Lucile   (Duclos)   Tierney.   She   is   survived   by   her   husband,   Martin;Íž  her  brother,  Michael  Tierney   and   his   wife,   Kathy;Íž   and   her   sister,   Pamela   Ladeau   and   her   husband,   Brian.   Lana   attended   schools   in   Bethel   and   was   a   1960   graduate   of   Bristol   High  School. She  married  her  high  school  sweet-­ heart  and  the  love  of  her  life,  Martin   V.   Thompson,   on   Nov.   19,   1960,   in   Bristol. She   is   survived   by   her   children,   Stephanie   Larsen   and   her   husband   Derek,   Brett   Thompson   (and   her   adopted   73-­year-­old   son,   Ricardo),   Martin  Kyle  Thompson  and  his  wife   Emilie   Szakach,   and   Christopher   Thompson   and   his   girlfriend   Julie   Gibson;Íž   and   many   grandchildren   and   great-­grandchildren,   whom   she   thought   the   world   of,   Hilary   Hulst  

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and  her   partner   Dwayne   Vukoder   and   their   children   Christopher   and   Isabella,  Kaylin  and  Nathan  Thorpe,   &KHULVK+XOVWDQGKHUÂżDQFp1LFKRODV Cook,  as  well  as  Chelsea,  Ryan  and   Nicholas  Thompson. Lana   is   survived   by   her   â&#x20AC;&#x153;second   0RP´ /XFLOOH 6NHIÂżQJWRQ DQG her   loving   childhood   friends   Sheila   Lathrop,   Brenda   Lathrop   and   Mary   Orvis-­Baker,   whom   she   joined   monthly   for   fun   and   activities. A   special   uncle,   Lawrence   Duke   Duclos  of  Connecticut  also  survives   her. Lana   was   predeceased   by   her   father  and  mother,  and  several  aunts,   uncles  and  cousins. Lana   was   recently   honored   by   the   Addison   County   Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Department  for  18  years  of  outstand-­ ing  service. Lana  will  be  remembered  by  all  as   a  giving  and  loving  soul  who  always   put  the  needs  of  others  ahead  of  her   own. A   celebration   of   Marielanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   life   will   be   held   from   1-­   4   p.m.   on   Sunday,   March   24,   at   the   Bristol  

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at  a  local  business. Â&#x2021; 2Q 'HF  KHOSHG DQ HOGHUO\ resident   locked   out   of   the   house   by   climbing   in   through   a   kitchen   window. Â&#x2021; 2Q 'HF  LGHQWLÂżHG D VXVSHFW in   a   case   where   two   bricks   were   thrown   through   windows   of   a   West   Pleasant  Street  home. Â&#x2021; 2Q 'HF  FLWHG D \HDUROG male   for   possession   of   marijuana,   which   had   been   seized   from   him   at   Mount  Abraham  Union  High  School.   Â&#x2021; 2Q'HFPDGHDUHSRUWWRWKH Department  of  Children  and  Families   regarding   an   incident   at   Bristol   Elementary   School.   A   parent   said   her   9-­year-­old   daughter   had   been   assaulted  on  the  playground  by  three   boys  during  school  hours  on  Dec.  11. Â&#x2021; 2Q 'HF  FLWHG -HVVLFD Morrill-­Gabbiett,   31,   of   Lincoln   for   petit  larceny.  Police  alleged  that  she   had  stolen  money  from  the  purse  of   an  elderly  female  customer  in  line  at   the  Rite  Aid  pharmacy. Â&#x2021; 2Q 'HF  KHOSHG D 6FKRRO Street   resident   with   a   problem   involving  his  vehicle.   Â&#x2021; 2Q'HFZHUHWROGWKDWD6RQ\ Ericsson   Xperia   cell   phone   with   an   AT&T   plan   was   found   in   the   park-­ ing  lot  near  the  Hub  teen  center.  The   phone   was   held   at   the   Hub   for   the   owner  to  claim. Â&#x2021; 2Q'HFDWSPUHFHLYHG a  report  that  a  vehicle  had  damaged   a   gas   pump   at   Champlain   Farms.   The   vehicle   had   left   the   scene   but   a   description   and   plate   had   been   obtained.   Police   contacted   the   local   owner   of   the   vehicle,   who   returned   and   provided   her   information   for   insurance  documentation. Â&#x2021; 2Q 'HF  ORFDWHG '\ODQ Racine,   24,   who   was   wanted   on   a   warrant,   and   lodged   him   at   the   Chittenden   County   Correctional  

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A  reception   for   family   and   friends   will  take  place  following  the  commit-­ tal  in  St.  Louis  Parish  Hall  hosted  by   the  Ladies  of  St.  Anne. Friends   may   call   at   The   Kidder   Memorial   Home,   89   Grand   Ave.,   Swanton  on  Sunday  from  1  to  4  p.m.     Gifts   in   Larryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   memory   may   be   made   to   American   Cancer   Society,   New   England   Division,   55   Day   Lane,   Williston,   VT   05495   or   to   the   American  Heart  Association,  Vermont   Division,   434   Hurricane   Lane,   Williston  05495.   To  offer  private  online  condolences   visit  www.kiddermemorialhome.com

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Duhamel,  all   of   Highgate   Center,   and   Kelly   and   James   Robtoy   of   St.   Albans;͞   two   brothers   and   their   spouses,   Richard   and   Susan   Aubin   of   Colchester   and   John   and   Danielle   Aubin  of  Georgia;͞  as  well  as  several   nieces,  nephews  and  cousins. The   Liturgy   of   Christian   burial   will   be   celebrated   Monday,   March   4,   2013,   at   10:30   a.m.   at   St.   Louis   Roman  Catholic  Church,  186  Lamkin   St.,   Highgate   Center.   Fr.   Emmanuel   I.   Ajanma   will   be   the   celebrant   and   homilist.  The   Rite   of   Committal   and   Interment   will   follow   at   the   Aubin   family  lot  in  St.  Amadeus  Cemetery.  

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Otter  Creek   Child  Care  to   request  funds MIDDLEBURY   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Otter   Creek   Child  Center  (OCCC)  has  success-­ fully   petitioned   to   place   funding   requests  on  seven  ballots  this  Town   Meeting  Day,  March  5. During   the   month   of   January,   OCCC   parents   and   current   and   past   board   members   petitioned   the   towns   of   Addison,   Middlebury,   New   Haven,   Ripton,   Weybridge   and   Shoreham   asking   their   resi-­ dents   to   support   the   centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   need-­ based   tuition   assistance   program   and   its   mission   to   provide   quality,   affordable  early  care  and  education   to  the  Addison  County  community. Got news?

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WhistlePig  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  be  called  a  farm There  has  been  a  lot  of  press  cover-­ activities  that  most  people  think  of  as   age  of  a  recent  letter  issued  by  Act  250   farming   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   dairy   farms,   raising   farm   on  whether  the  WhistlePig  LLC  distill-­ animals   or   bees,   maple   sugar   houses,   ery  is  â&#x20AC;&#x153;farmingâ&#x20AC;?  for  Act  250  purposes.   orchards,   greenhouses   and   the   like,   The  complete  story  should  be  heard. nor  is  a  permit  required  when  a  farmer   ,W LV LPSRUWDQW WR QRWH ÂżUVW WKDW sells   agricultural   produce   from   his   WhistlePig  is  not  operating  a  farm  on   farm.  We  do  not  regulate  roadside  farm   its  Shoreham  land.  Nothing  grown  by   stands   that   sell   corn,   strawberries   or   WhistlePig  is  now  being  used  to  make   cider.  Further,  a  farmer  is  free  to  grow   whiskey.   Rather,   WhistlePig   is   pres-­ produce,  add  value  to  it,  and  then  sell  it   ently   running   a   multi-­million   dollar   at  the  farm,  as  long  as  more  than  half   business   for   importation,   storage,   RIWKHÂżQDODJULFXOWXUDOSURGXFWFRPHV bottling   and   distribution   of   Canadian   from  the  farm.  Thus,  a  farmer  is  free  to   rye  whiskey. bake  and  sell  blueberry  pies,  as  long  as   In  February  2010,  WhistlePig  asked   more   than   half   of   the   pie   (by   weight   Act   250   whether   the   or   volume)   consists   of   conversion  of  an  existing   blueberries  grown  on  the   barn  on  its  property  into   farm. RIÂżFH DQG ZDUHKRXVH The  Legislature  estab-­ space   and   a   packaging   lished   this   â&#x20AC;&#x153;principally   and   trucking   facility   for   7KLVZHHNÂśVZULWHU producedâ&#x20AC;?   or   â&#x20AC;&#x153;one-­halfâ&#x20AC;?   its   business   required   LV5RQ6KHPVFKDLU test   with   input   from   an   Act   250   permit.   In   RIWKH1DWXUDO farmers   and   after   care-­ April   of   2010,   Act   250   5HVRXUFHV%RDUGWKH ful   deliberation.   This   formally  told  WhistlePig   DJHQF\WKDWDGPLQLV-­ test  draws  a  line  between   that   an   Act   250   permit   WHUV$FW farms  that  are  truly  farms   was   needed   because   it   and  blueberry  pie  baker-­ proposed   to   construct   ies   that   are   disguised   as   improvements   for   its   business   on   its   farms.   Farms   do   not   require  Act   250   500-­acre  parcel. permits;Íž   bakeries   (and   other   commer-­ Rather   than   apply   for   a   permit   cial  enterprises)  do. as   other   businesses   routinely   do,   Because   knowing   what   ingredi-­ WhistlePig  chose  to  ignore  the  law  and   ents  go  into  WhistlePigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  rye  whiskey   proceeded  with  construction  and  oper-­ and   how   much   would   be   grown   on   ation   of   its   facility.   Only   recently   has   its   land   is   essential   to   determining   :KLVWOH3LJÂżOHGDQDSSOLFDWLRQIRUDQ whether   WhistlePig   can   meet   the   Act  250  permit  for  its  illegal  construc-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;principally   producedâ&#x20AC;?   test,   Act   250   tion.   The   discussion   could   end   here,   asked  WhistlePig  for  this  information.   but  it  is  important  to  explain  why  this   WhistlePig   refused   to   answer.   The   distillery  is  not  a  farm. law   is   clear:   A   person   who   wants   to   WhistlePig  intends  to  grow  rye  on  its   be  exempt  from  Act  250  must  provide   land  and  to  use  this  rye  in  the  making   information  supporting  the  exemption.   of   some   or   all   of   its   whiskey.   It   has   Once  again,  the  discussion  could  have   asked  Act  250  if  the  distilling,  bottling   stopped  here. and  distributing  of  this  whiskey  quali-­ Nonetheless,   we   decided   that   ÂżHVDVÂłIDUPLQJ´ WhistlePigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   question   deserved   an   Of   course,   WhistlePigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   intent   to   answer  and  we  went  out  to  learn  what   make   whiskey   from   its   rye   does   not   goes   into   the   making   of   rye   whiskey.   absolve   its   present   commercial   or   What   we   learned   is   that   added   water   industrial   operation   from   complying   makes   up   60   percent   of   the   volume   with  the  law. of   rye   whiskey   and   73   percent   of   its   An  Act  250  permit  is  not  required  for   weight.  Because  of  this,  the  WhistlePig  

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project  does  not  meet  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;principally   producedâ&#x20AC;?  test  and  it  does  not  qualify   as   â&#x20AC;&#x153;farmingâ&#x20AC;?   under   the   law,   even   assuming   what   WhistlePig   would   not   FRQÂżUP²WKDWDOORIWKHU\HZKLVNH\ÂśV other   ingredients   are   grown   on   the   farm. WhistlePig  states  that  all  of  the  added   water  that  will  go  into  its  whiskey  will   come  from  wells  on  its  farm.  If  water   is   an   â&#x20AC;&#x153;agriculturalâ&#x20AC;?   ingredient   then   all   of   the   ingredients   in   WhistlePigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   whiskey  will  come  from  its  land  and  it   is  therefore  engaged  in  â&#x20AC;&#x153;farming.â&#x20AC;?  But   the  Vermont  Supreme  Court  disagrees.   In  the  case  of  Virginia  Houston  v.  Town   RI:DLWVÂżHOG,  HWDO.,  162  Vt.  476  (1994),   a   landowner   wanted   to   pump   well   water   from   her   land   to   sell   as   bottled   water.   She   argued   that   â&#x20AC;&#x153;raisingâ&#x20AC;?   the   water   from   its   underground   source,   TXDOLÂżHG KHU SURMHFW DV ÂłDJULFXOWXUH´ The  Supreme  Court  disagreed,  making   the   commonsense   conclusion   that   water  is  not  an  agricultural  product. 6KRXOGZDWHUEHLQFOXGHGZKHQÂżJXU-­ LQJWKHSHUFHQWDJHVRIWKHÂżQDOSURGXFW" There   are   good   reasons   why   the   amount   of   added   water   must   be   counted.  If  it  were  not  to  be  considered,   then  every  bottled  water  or  soda  factory   could  qualify  as  â&#x20AC;&#x153;farmingâ&#x20AC;?  if  the  factory   grew  a  raspberry  bush  on  its  land  and   squeezed  a  little  raspberry  juice  into  its   beverage.  Clearly,  such  a  result  would   turn  the  commonsense  notion  of  what   is  â&#x20AC;&#x153;farmingâ&#x20AC;?  on  its  head. Act  250  supports  value-­added  farm-­ ing,  and  we  are  always  trying  to  strike   WKH ULJKW EDODQFH EHWZHHQ WKH EHQHÂżWV from   such   activities   and   the   need   to   address  the  impacts  to  Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  natu-­ ral  resources  and  the  quality  of  life  of   those  who  live  in  the  neighborhood  of   any  project.  In  this  case,  the  WhistlePig   distillery  is  not  a  farm;Íž  it  is  a  whiskey   factory,  and  it  should  be  subject  to  the   same   requirements   as   any   other   busi-­ ness  so  that  the  environment  is  protected   and  its  neighbors  are  given  the  opportu-­ nity   to   address   its   impacts.  This   is   all   that  the  Act  250  letter  requires.

Letters to the editor WhistlePig  Act  250  decision  needs  to  be  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;greened  upâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Lo,  it  has  been  decreed  that   agricultural  products  must  not   contain  more  that  50  percent  water.   Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  own  Green  Mountain   State  Mr.  Green  has  declared  in   an  ungreen  decision  that  green   food  must  be  dry.  This  glimpse   of  green  thought  discovered  in  an   $GGLVRQ,QGHSHQGHQW  article  of   Feb.  18.  Mr.  Green  being  District   9  Environmental  Commission   Coordinator.  Now  farmers  are  green   with  envy  of  the  green  reasoning   powers  of  Mr.  Green  who  with   this  decision  jumped  off  the  cliff   without  a  green  parachute.  A  decree   with  the  distinction  of  exempting   most  green  agricultural  products   in  the  Green  Mountain  State  from   being  agricultural  products,  green   or  otherwise.  This,  since  most  agri-­ cultural  products  contain  more  than   50  percent  water.  You  know,  milk   about  88  percent,  apples  and  broc-­ coli  75  percent,  turkey  70  percent,   and  haylage  65  percent. And  here  many  of  us  thought  we   were  green  farmers.  But,  no  more.   We  arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  green  growers  but  green  

MIDDLEBURY  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   University   of   Vermont   Extension,   with   funding   from  the  Vermont  Agency  of  Natural   Resources   Ecosystems   Restoration   Grant,  has  purchased  two  Haybuster   no-­till  grain  drills  to  work  with  farm-­ ers   to   demonstrate   new   techniques   that   can   potentially   lower   produc-­ tion  costs  and  limit  soil  erosion.   Last   year,   outreach   agronomists  

in  south  Lake  Champlain  watershed   assisted   50   local   farmers   who   used   the  no-­till  drills  on  over  1,600  acres   without   plowing   the   soil.   Farmers   no-­till   planted   clover,   grass   seed,   grazing  mix  on  600  acres  of  pasture,   800  acres  of  hayland,  and  300  acres   of  winter  cover  crops. Additional   possibilities   for   this   year   include   oats,   barley,   spring   wheat,   soybeans,   canola   and   warm   season  forages.   The   Champlain   Valley   Crops   Team,   with   the   Poultney   Mettawee   Conservation   District,   including  

Jeff  Carter,   Rico   Balzano,   Kirsten   Workman,   Cheryl   Cesario   and   Jennifer  Alexander,  will  be  working   with   farmers   to   implement   no-­till   methods.   They   are   currently   look-­ ing   for   more   farmers   who   want   to   try  no-­till  methods  on  their  farms  in   Chittenden,   Addison,   and   Rutland   counties. Different   seeding   rates   and   seed   mixes   can   be   tried   in   pastures   and   hay  stands  on  highly  erodible  lands   RU Ă&#x20AC;RRG SODLQV :LQWHU FRYHU FURSV can   be   planted   after   corn   silage,   all   ZLWKRXWSORZLQJ%HQHÂżWVIRUZDWHU

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of  fodder  for  green  thought.  First  of   all,  the  commission  members  must   be  selected  from  the  most  capable   cadre  of  thinkers  in  the  Green   Mountain  State,  our  preschoolers.   They  would  be  charged  with  being   and  thinking  dry,  which  shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   be  hard,  since  they  have  long  shed   dippers.  Many  green  ideas  can  be   brought  to  the  green  table.  Dairy   farmers  selling  powdered  milk,   potato  farmers  selling  chips,  dried   fruit,  whatever  it  takes  to  get  that   nasty  ungreen  water  out.  Turkeys   hung  out  to  dry  on  the  clothesline   also  come  to  mind.   Now  Mr.  Green  is  prob-­ ably  a  very  nice  person,  but  his   ungreen  decision  needs  greening   up.  Hopefully  the  legislative  ag   committees  can  stop  their  waste-­ ful  pursuit  to  force  GMO  labeling   of  food  products,  to  instead  spend   productive  time  greening  up  Act   250. Paul  A.  Stone,  Farmer Vermont  Commissioner  of   Agriculture,  1985  and  1986 Orwell

Bottling  operation,  not  water,  is  reason  for  review While  I  agree  with  his  decision   on  Shorehamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  WhistlePig  and  Act   250  ($GGLVRQ,QGHSHQGHQW  Feb.  18),   I  believe  District  9  Environmental   Commission  Coordinator  Jeffrey   Green  erred  in  his  reasoning.  Unless   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  very  mistaken,  milk  contains   far  more  than  50  percent  water  by   weight  and  volume,  yet  I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  hear   anyone  arguing  it  is  not  an  agricul-­ tural  product.  The  same  can  be  said  of   most  vegetables  and  certainly  cider;Íž   whether  it  be  sweet  or  hard. Several  state  agencies  are  actively   SURPRWLQJDQGÂżQDQFLDOO\VXSSRUWLQJ value-­added  agricultural  produc-­ tion.  So,  if  WhistlePig  were  in  fact  

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with  unwisdom  for  not  knowing   that  we  are  not  green  growers.  Mr.   Greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  green  pronouncement  turns   WhistlePig  whiskey,  along  with  all   the  other  stuff  we  grow,  like  milk   which  isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  supposed  to  be  green,   but  is  a  green  product,  in  to  some   class  of  industrial  products  that   apparently  are  not  green  and  need   Act  250  permits.   But,  with  all  disasters  comes   RSSRUWXQLW\,IZHFRXOGMXVWÂżQG some  greenbacks,  if  they  still   exist,  to  set  up  a  Green  Mountain   commission  to  study  the  issue,   many  green  solutions  can  be  found.   We  can  ask  Mr.  P.  Tax  Shumlin,   to  think  up  some  way  to  tax  some   untaxed  something.  What  could  that   EH":K\WKHJUHHQUDLQWKDWIDOOV untaxed  on  the  Green  Mountain   State  is  perfect.  So  we  tax  anybody   who  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  stand  out  in  the  rain  for   a  free  green  bath  and  of  course  tax   farmers  because  they  put  too  much   of  that  green  rain  in  their  products. The  new  commission,  to  get   around  Mr.  Greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  specious  decree   about  drying  up  whiskey,  has  plenty  

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producing  whiskey  from  grain  grown   on  their  own  land  this  ruling  would   be  a  travesty;͞  and  one  which  I  hope   would  be  overturned  upon  appeal.   However,  that  is  not  the  case.  Dreams,   visions  and  promises  are  just  what   they  imply;͞  statements  of  intent,  not   facts.  The  elephant  in  the  room  Mr.   Green  failed  to  address  is  that  at  pres-­ ent  this  is  a  merely  a  bottling  opera-­ tion.  WhistlePig  is  no  different  from   any  manufacturing,  retail  or  whole-­ sale  operation  that  assembles,  or  sells,   a  product  produced  elsewhere.  For   that  reason  alone,  they  should  require   an  Act  250  permit;͞  a  ruling  based  on   water  content  alone  is  disingenuous.  

I  would  also  suggest  we  as  a   community  have  a  discussion  about   exactly  what  constitutes  â&#x20AC;&#x153;value-­added   agricultural  productionâ&#x20AC;?  before  we   end  up  with  other  industrial  scale   factories  seeking  exemption  from   Act  250.  I  mention  this  realizing   that  biomass  is  coming.  Whether  it   be  pellet  mills,  oil  production  facili-­ ties,  or  converting  vegetable  oil  to   biodiesel,  we  will  face  some  hard   decisions  affecting  the  livelihood  of   our  neighbors.  Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  try  as  a  commu-­ nity  to  get  ahead  of  the  power  curve   on  this  topic. Ralph  Shepard Ferrisburgh

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calendar March  1,  7:30-­9:30  p.m.,  Town  Hall  Theater.  Josh   Gracin,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;American  Idolâ&#x20AC;?  superstar,  performs  at  the   THT  as  part  of  a  national  tour.  Tickets  $27,  avail-­ DEOHDWWKH7+7ER[RIÂżFHRUZZZWRZQ-­ halltheater.org.  

welcomes  folk  trio  Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  About  9.  One-­hour  open   mike  at  7:30  p.m.  followed  by  the  featured  perform-­ HUV 5HIUHVKPHQWV EHQHÂżW 2WWHU &UHHN &KLOG Center.  Adults   $9,   seniors   and   teens   $6,   children   $3.  Info:  388-­9782.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tuesday,   After   Christmasâ&#x20AC;?   screening   at   Middlebury   College.   Saturday,   March   2,   8-­10   p.m.,   Dana   Auditorium.   A   middle-­aged   man   who   has   begun   an   affair   with   his   daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   dentist   must   choose   between   breaking   his   family   apart   and   abandoning   his   new   love.   In   Romanian,   with   English  subtitles.  Free.  Info:  www.middlebury.edu/ arts  or  443-­3168.   An   evening   of   art   songs   at   Middlebury   College.   Saturday,  March  2,  8-­10  p.m.,  Mahaney  Center  for   the   Arts.   Recitalist   Deborah   Lifton,   accompanied   by  Charis  Dimaras  on  piano,  plays  an  evening  of   art  songs  by  Strauss  and  Rachmaninoff,  as  well  as   a  piece  of  Middlebury  faculty  member  Su  Lian  Tan.   Free.  Info:  www.middlebury.edu/arts  or  443-­3168.  

Art  history   lecture   at   Middlebury   College.  Thursday,  Feb.  28,  4:30-­6  p.m.,   Mahaney   Center   for   the  Arts,   Room   125.   History   professor   Paul   Monod   presents   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Finding   a   Missing   Saint   in   a   15th-­Century   Bruges:   The   Bearded   Monk   in   the   Middlebury   Triptych   by   the   GMC  Young  Adventurersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  Club  lepre-­ Master   of   St.   Ursula   Legend.â&#x20AC;?   Monod   discusses   chaun   city   construction   in   Bristol.   WKHP\VWHULRXVLGHQWLW\RIRQHRIWKHÂżJXUHVLQWKH Saturday,  March  2,  9-­11  a.m.,  Waterworks   museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  early  Renaissance  panel  painting.  Free.   property.  Andrea  Kane  leads  this  Green  Mountain   Info:  www.middlebury.edu  or  443-­3168.   Club  event  for  kids.  Info:  877-­6597  or  dreakane@ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Farm-­to-­school  for  the  Preschool  Childâ&#x20AC;?  discus-­ comcast.net.   sion  in  Middlebury.  Thursday,  Feb.  28,  6:30-­8:30   p.m.,  Mary  Johnson  Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Center.  A  conversa-­ Chinese   New   Year   celebration   in   Middlebury.   Saturday,   March   2,   10:30   a.m.-­12:30   p.m.,   Ilsley   tion   about   how   farm-­to-­school   initiatives   apply   to   Library.   Family-­friendly   event   celebrating   the   the   early   education   setting.   Research   has   shown   Chinese   New   Year.   Come   learn   about   Chinese   that   children   develop   healthy   eating   habits   very   culture  and  share  in  the  festivities  as  well  welcome   early.   How   do   we   foster   this   connection   at   home   the  Year  of  the  Snake.  Info:  388-­4095.   and  school?  Free,  but  bring  a  potluck  dish  to  share.   Space  is  limited;  RSVP  early  to  lea@acornvt.org  or   Spring   home   improvements   book   sale   in   Middlebury.   Saturday,   March   2,   11   a.m.-­3   p.m.,   382-­0401.   Ilsley  Library.  As  part  of  the  libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  regular  book   GMO  labeling  forum  in  Middlebury.  Thursday,  Feb.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bye   Bye   Birdieâ&#x20AC;?   on   stage   in   sale,  there  will  be  a  special  table  for  spring  home   28,   6:30-­8:30   p.m.,   Middlebury  American   Legion.   Middlebury.  Sunday,  March  3,  2-­4  p.m.,   improvement  books.  Info:  388-­4095.   The   Vermont   Right   to   Know   GMOs   Coalition   Middlebury  Union  High  School  auditorium.   and   the   grassroots   are   mobilizing   in   Vermont   to   Met   Opera   broadcast   in   Middlebury.   Saturday,   Tickets   $12   general   admission,   $8   students   and   March  2,  noon-­5:40  p.m.,  Town  Hall  Theater.  The   get   labels   on   GMOs.   Sponsored   locally   by   the   senior  citizens.   Metropolitan   Opera   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Live   in   HDâ&#x20AC;?   presents   an   all-­ Middlebury  Natural  Foods  Co-­op.  Info:  mennis8@ new   production   of   Wagnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Parsifal.â&#x20AC;?   Tickets   One-­act  student  plays  in  Brandon.  Sunday,  March   gmail.com.   3,  2-­4  p.m.,  Otter  Valley  Union  High  School.  Otter   DYDLODEOHDWWKH7+7ER[RIÂżFH â&#x20AC;&#x153;Education   Under   Fireâ&#x20AC;?   documentary   screening   9DOOH\ÂśV :DONLQJ 6WLFN 7KHDWUH SUHVHQWV ÂżYH RQH or  www.townhalltheater.org.   in  Middlebury.  Thursday,  Feb.  28,  7-­8  p.m.,  Ilsley   act  plays.  Tickets  $5.   Library.   Bahaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;is   of   Middlebury   Cynthia  Huard  in  concert  at  Middlebury  College.   SUHVHQWV WKLV ÂżOP DERXW WKH Sunday,   March   3,   3-­5   p.m.,   Mahaney   Center   for   repression   of   higher   educa-­ WKH$UWV$IÂżOLDWH DUWLVW &\QWKLD +XDUG SHUIRUPV D tion   in   Iran   for   religious   minori-­ program   of   works   by   Schumann   ties.   Co-­produced   by   Amnesty   International.   LEARN TO DANCE SERIES â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ballroom, Nightclub, and and  Bach.  Free.  Info:  www.middle-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Banjo   Pathâ&#x20AC;?   presentation   in   Latin. Sunday afternoons, March 3, 10, 17, 24. American bury.edu/arts  or  443-­3168.   New   Haven.   Thursday,   Feb.   28,   Tango -1:30pm to 2:30pm, no experience required.. Classes 7-­9   p.m.,   New   Haven   Community   held at The Cornwall Town Hall on Rt 30. $40 for 4 week Library.   Local   folk   musician   Rick   Ceballos   presents   this   musical   series, of a one hour lesson each week. For information: www. Legislative   break-­ history   of   the   banjo,   going   all   the   ChamplainValleyDance.com, or call John at 802-897-7500. fast   in   Vergennes.   way  back  to  its  West  African  roots.   3OHDVHEULQJFOHDQQRQPDUNLQJVKRHVWRZHDURQWKHGDQFHĂ RRU Monday,   March   4,   7-­8:45   Free.  Info:  388-­4015.   a.m.,   Vergennes   American   Legion.   Vermont   stand-­up   comedy   in   MIDDLEBURY STUDIO SCHOOL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s: Mon. & Weds. Breakfast   at   7   a.m.,   program   Middlebury.   Thursday,   Feb.   28,   Wheel, Thurs. Hand Building, Home School Pottery & Art. 7:30-­8:45.   7-­9   p.m.,   Town   Hall   Theater.   The   THT   Cabaret   presents   Vermont   Adult: Mon. Night Oils, Tues. Night Watercolor, Weds. Tai   Chi   for   Seniors   class   in   Monday,   March   4,   9:30-­ comedians   Nathan   Hartswick,   Night Wheel or Hand Building, Thurs. Jewelry, Mon. AM Brandon.   10:30  a.m.,  Brandon  Senior  Center.   Natalie  Miller  and  Jim  Inglis.  Smart   Acrylics, Weds. AM Int/Adv Oils, Color Workshop, Digital 7KHÂżUVWLQDVHULHVRIWDLFKLFODVVHV and  funny  for  ages  18  to  88.  Cash   Photography. Contact Barb 247-3702, email ewaldewald@ meeting   Mondays   and   Fridays   bar,   light   snacks.   Tickets   $10,   through   April   26.   Sponsored   by   DYDLODEOH DW WKH 7+7 ER[ RIÂżFH aol.com, check out: middleburystudioschool.org CVAA,  these  free  classes  for  people   382-­9222  or  www.townhalltheater. age   50   or   older   can   help   improve   org.   EDODQFH Ă&#x20AC;H[LELOLW\ DQG PXVFOH strength.   Register   at   1-­888-­999-­2822,   ext.   1028.   Relay   for   Life   kickoff   in   Middlebury.   Saturday,   &ODVVHVÂżOOTXLFNO\ March   2,   1-­4   p.m.,   Ilsley   Library.   The   American   Cancer  Society  welcomes  team  captains  and  team   Senior   luncheon   with   live   music   in   participants   to   the   2013   Relay   season,   highlight-­ Middlebury.  Friday,  March  1,  11  a.m.-­1   ing  event  details  and  offering  fundraising  tips.  Info:   p.m.,   Middlebury   VFW.   CVAAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   monthly   (802)  872-­6307  or  Donna.decatur@cancer.org.   Food   drive   in   Ferrisburgh.   Tuesday,   First  Friday  luncheon,  a  St.  Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Day  meal  of   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tuesday,   After   Christmasâ&#x20AC;?   screening   at   March   5,   7   a.m.-­7   p.m.,   Ferrisburgh   corned   beef   and   cabbage,   carrots,   Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien   pota-­ Middlebury   College.   Saturday,   March   2,   3-­5   Central   School.   The   Ferrisburgh   Volunteer   toes,   macaroni   and   cheese,   tossed   salad,   rye   p.m.,   Dana   Auditorium.   A   middle-­aged   man   who   )LUH'HSDUWPHQWLVVSRQVRULQJWKLVGULYHWREHQHÂżW bread  and  St.  Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Day  cake.  With  Irish  music   has   begun   an   affair   with   his   daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   dentist   the   Addison   County   Emergency   Food   Shelf   in   provided   by   Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;hAnleigh.   Bring   your   own   place   must   choose   between   breaking   his   family   apart   Vergennes.  Perishable  items  are  accepted.  Items  in   setting.   Suggested   donation   $4.   Reservations   and  abandoning  his  new  love.  In  Romanian,  with   demand   include   juices,   jelly,   milk,   cheese,   meats,   required  by  Feb.  27:  1-­800-­642-­5119.  Free  trans-­ English  subtitles.  Free.  Info:  www.middlebury.edu/ cleaning  products  and,  as  always,  canned  food  and   portation  by  ACTR:  388-­1946.   arts  or  443-­3168.   other  nonperishables.   Exhibit   opening   reception   in   Brandon.   Friday,   Chili   Challenge   in   Salisbury.   Saturday,   March   2,   March   1,   5-­7   p.m.,   Brandon   Artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   Guild.   5:30-­7:30   p.m.,   Salisbury   Community   School.   Foot  care  and  blood  pressure  clinic  in  Vergennes.   Tuesday,   March   5,   11   a.m.-­noon,   Armory   Lane   Celebrating  the  opening  of  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vermont  Scapes,â&#x20AC;?  the   The  10th  annual  chili  challenge,  followed  by  silent   Senior  Housing.  One  of  a  series  of  free  clinics  for   ÂżUVW%$*PHPEHUVKRZRIWKH\HDU5HIUHVKPHQWV auction  and  bingo.  Tickets  $8  per  person,  $15  per   seniors   offered   by   Addison   County   Home   Health   served.   The   exhibit   includes   art   in   a   variety   of   family.  Discount  of  $3  if  you  bring  a  chili.  Bingo  and   and  Hospice.  Bring  your  own  basin  and  towel.   media,  all  uniquely  interpreting  the  diverse  beauty   silent  auction  follow  the  dinner.   and   places   of   Vermont.   Info:   247-­4956   or   www. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bye  Bye  Birdieâ&#x20AC;?  on  stage  in  Middlebury.  Saturday,   Lecture   on   photographer   Edward   Burtynksy   at   Middlebury   College.   Tuesday,   March   5,   4:30-­6   brandonartistsguild.org.   March  2,  7-­9  p.m.,  Middlebury  Union  High  School   p.m.,  Mahaney  Center  for  the  Arts,  Room  125.  Art   .QLJKWVRI&ROXPEXVÂżVKIU\LQ9HUJHQQHV  Friday,   auditorium.   Tickets   $12   general   admission,   $8   and   architecture   professor   Kirsten   Hoving   pres-­ March  1,  5-­7  p.m.,  St.  Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Parish  Hall.  Battered   students  and  senior  citizens.   ents   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Digging   Deep:   Edward   Burtynskyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Vermont   baked  haddock,  fries,  macaroni  and  cheese,  green   One-­act   student   plays   in   Brandon.   Saturday,   Quarry  Photographs,â&#x20AC;?  in  conjunction  with  the  current   beans.  Adults  $9,  ages  6-­12  $6,  $28  family  maxi-­ March  2,  7-­9  p.m.,  Otter  Valley  Union  High  School.   exhibit.  Info:  www.middlebury.edu/arts  or  443-­3168.   mum.  Please  bring  a  dessert  to  share.   2WWHU9DOOH\ÂśV:DONLQJ6WLFN7KHDWUHSUHVHQWVÂżYH Pajama   story   time   in   Middlebury.   Tuesday,   March   Drop-­in   drum   circle   in   Brandon.   Friday,   March   1,   one-­act  plays.  Tickets  $5.  Also  on  March  3.   5,   6-­7:30   p.m.,   Ilsley   Library.   Kids   are   invited   to   6:45-­9:30  p.m.,  27  Center  St.  Two  sessions:  6:45-­8   Sarah   Blacker   in   concert   in   Brandon.   Saturday,   drop  in  to  celebrate  Dr.  Seussâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  birthday  with  stories,   p.m.  and  8:15-­9:30  p.m.  Info:  345-­1714.   March   2,   7-­9   p.m.,   Brandon   Music.   Blacker,   a   face   painting,   craft   activities   and   snacks.   Pajamas   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bye  Bye  Birdieâ&#x20AC;?  on  stage  in  Middlebury.  Friday,   renowned   singer/songwriter,   blends   acoustic   and   Seuss-­inspired   costumes   encouraged.   Info:   March  1,  7-­9  p.m.,  Middlebury  Union  High  School   rock,   folk   and   jazz.   She   will   be   accompanied   by   388-­4097.   auditorium.   Tickets   $12   general   admission,   $8   Shaysh  on  drums,  Erik  White  on  guitar  and  Sean   students  and  senior  citizens.   McLaughlin   on   bass.   General   admission   $15;   One-­act   student   plays   in   Brandon.   Friday,   March   reservations   are   encouraged.   Info   and   reserva-­ 1,  7-­9  p.m.,  Otter  Valley  Union  High  School.  Otter   tions:  (802)  465-­4071  or  info@brandon-­music.net.   9DOOH\ÂśV :DONLQJ 6WLFN 7KHDWUH SUHVHQWV ÂżYH RQH Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   About   9   in   concert   in   Ripton.   Saturday,   Mayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  World  Music  &  Movement  class   act  plays.  Tickets  $5.  Also  on  March  2  and  3.   March   2,   7:30-­9:30   p.m.,   Ripton   Community   for  kids  in  Middlebury.   Josh   Gracin   in   concert   in   Middlebury.   Friday,   House.   The   Ripton   Community   Coffee   House  

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Outstanding Teaching in Science (K-12) Call for Nominations: The Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering (VASE), recognizes and honors Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outstanding teachers by granting two annual awards to teachers in Vermont who have served as role models for their colleagues and are leaders in the improvement of science education. One award will recognize outstanding teaching in the kindergarten through 8th grade, and the second will recognize outstanding teaching in the 9th through 12th grade. The criteria for the 2013 VASE Outstanding Teacher in Science Awards requires that the candidate: inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn stimulate critical thinking have sustained excellence in teaching have the respect and admiration of students, parents and colleagues have developed innovative approaches to teaching methodology and curricula play an active and useful role in the community as well as in the school

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Winter  Bluesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 7+,625,*,1$/:$7(5&2/25E\-RDQ'UHZLVDPRQJWKH9HUPRQWZRUNVRQH[KLELWLQÂł9HUPRQW6FDSHV´WKHÂżUVWPHPEHUVKRZRIWKH year  for  the  Brandon  Artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  Guild.  An  opening  reception  is  on  Friday,  March  1,  at  5  p.m.  at  the  guild,  7  Center  St.,  Brandon.


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a.m.,  Ilsley   Library.   May   Poduschnik   leads  a  fun  and  educational  social  learning  experi-­ ence  for  young  children  and  their  caregivers.  Drop   in.  Wednesdays  through  March  20.   Little   League   baseball   and   softball   signups   in   Vergennes.   Wednesday,   March   6,   6-­8   p.m.,   Vergennes  Elementary  School.  Tee  ball,  softball  or   baseball  players  in  Addison,  Ferrisburgh,  Panton,   Vergennes  and  Waltham  are  invited  to  sign  up  for   the  Vergennes  Area  Youth  League.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Precious   Knowledgeâ&#x20AC;?   screening   at   Middlebury   College.   Wednesday,   March   6,   7-­9   p.m.,   Dana   Auditorium.   A   look   inside   Tucsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   famous   Mexican-­American   studies   program,   the   93   percent   graduation   rate,   and   the   controversy   surrounding  the  now-­banished  classes.  See  more   DW ZZZGRVYDWRVFRPÂżOPV3UHFLRXV.QRZOHGJH Info:  443-­5013.   Mount   Abe   Family   Swim   in   Bristol.   Wednesday,   March  6,  7:30-­9  p.m.,  MAUHS  pool.  Cost:  $5  per   family,  $2  per  individual.  Info:  363-­5877.  

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Lunchtime  concert   in   Middlebury.   Thursday,  March  7,  12:15-­12:45  p.m.,  St.   Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Church.  Piano  recital  by  Cynthia   +XDUGSOD\LQJWKH.QDEHJUDQGSLDQR3DUWRI6W Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   second   annual   Lenten   Concert   Series.   Free.  Brown  bagging  encouraged.   Hand  In  Hand  bake  sale  in  Middlebury.  Thursday,   March   7,   3-­3:30   p.m.,   Mary   Hogan   School.   Hand   In   Hand   student   volunteers   will   be   selling   treats   to   support   their   Birthday   Boxes,   which   are   kits   of   birthday   supplies   available   at   HOPE   for   families   who  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  afford  the  cost  of  a  childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  birthday  party.   Info:  399-­4097.   Art   history   lecture   at   Middlebury   College.   Thursday,   March   7,   4:30-­6   p.m.,   McCardell   Bicentennial  Hall,  Room  104.  Paul  B.  Jaskot  pres-­ ents  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Richter,  TĂźbke  and  the  Auschwitz  Trials:  The   Nazi   Perpetrator   Seen   From   Both   Sides   of   the   Iron   Curtain.â&#x20AC;?   Free.   Info:   www.middlebury.edu   or   443-­3168.   Student   auditions   in   Brandon.   Thursday,   March   7,   6:30-­8:30   p.m.,   Neshobe   School.   Students   in   grades   4-­8   in   Rutland   and   Addison   counties   are   invited   to   audition   for   the   newly   formed   Brandon   Youth   Theaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   production   of   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Live   a   Little   at   the   Hollywood   Hoedown.â&#x20AC;?   Auditions   continue   on   March  9  and  10.  For  information,  contact  Director   Dennis   Marden   at   247-­5420   or   dennismarden@ gmail.com.   Staged   reading   of   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Chosenâ&#x20AC;?   in   Middlebury.   Thursday,   March   7,   7-­9   p.m.,   Town   Hall   Theater.   Havurah   sponsors   this   adaptation   of   Aaron   Posner   and   Chaim   Potokâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   book   about   the   lives   of   two   boys,   two   fathers   and   two   distinct   Jewish   communities,  set  during  World  War  II.  Adapted  by   Dana   Yeaton,   assistant   professor   of   Theater   at   Middlebury   College,   and   starting   MUHS   sopho-­ more   Adam   Joselson   of   Middlebury.   Tickets   DYDLODEOHDWWKH7+7ER[RIÂżFH or   www.townhalltheater.org.   Homemade   chicken   soup  and  refreshments  for  sale.   Twist   Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   Wool   Spinning   Guild   meeting   in   Middlebury.   Thursday,   March   7,   7-­9   p.m.,   American   Legion.   General   meeting   and   spinning.   We  will  be  making  chair  pads  and  afghan  squares.   People  are  also  asked  to  bring  in  their  own  chair   pads   for   show   and   tell.   All   are   welcome.   Info:   453-­5960.  

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Louis  Kahn   on   the   Acropolisâ&#x20AC;?   art   history   discussion   at   Middlebury   College.  Friday,  March  8,  12:15-­1:30  p.m.,   Middlebury  College  Museum  of  Art.  Pieter  Broucke   leads   this   informal   lunch   discussion   about   the   museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  recently  acquired  pastel  drawing  of  the   3URS\ODHDE\.DKQDVHYLGHQFHRIWKHWUDQVIRUPD-­ tive   effect   of   the   architectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   1951   visit   to  Athens.   Lunch   is   provided.   Info:   www.middlebury.edu   or   443-­3168.   Art  opening  reception  in  Bristol.  Friday,  March  8,   3:30-­4:30  p.m.,  Art  on  Main.  Celebrating  the  open-­ ing   of   the   ninth   annual   Emerging   Artists   Exhibit,   IHDWXULQJÂżQHDUWFUHDWHGE\0$8+6VWXGHQWV-RLQ the   teachers,   students   and   families.   On   exhibit   through  March  26.  Info:  453-­4032.   Exhibit  opening  reception  in  Bristol.  Friday,  March   8,   5-­7   p.m.,   WalkOver   Gallery.   Celebrating   the   opening  of  an  exhibit  of  cut-­paper  collage  works  by   Pete  Sutherland.  On  exhibit  March  1-­29.   /HQWHQÂżVKIU\LQ%ULVWRO  Friday,  March  8,  5-­7  p.m.,  

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A.  Bro oks S t .   A m b r o s e   Church.   Fourteenth   annual   /HQWHQDOO\RXFDQHDWÂżVKIU\0HDOLQFOXGHVIULHG or   baked   haddock,   French   fries,   coleslaw,   bever-­ age  and  dessert.  Adults  $12,  children  under  11  $5,   LPPHGLDWHIDPLO\RIÂżYH,QIR Baked   potato   bar   in   Cornwall.   Friday,   March   8,   5:30-­7   p.m.,   Cornwall   Congregational   Church,   Route   30.  The   church   Mission   Committee   invites   all  to  come  to  a  baked  potato  bar  and  enjoy  a  large   baked  potato  with  a  wide  assortment  of  toppings.   Fruit   kebabs,   cookies   and   local   cider   for   dessert.   Admission   $5   per   person,   $20   per   family.   All   SURFHHGVEHQHÂżW+DELWDWIRU+XPDQLW\RI$GGLVRQ County.  Info:  452-­2012.   Little   League   baseball   and   softball   signups   in   Vergennes.  Friday,  March  8,  6-­8  p.m.,  Vergennes   Elementary   School.   Tee   ball,   softball   or   base-­ ball   players   in   Addison,   Ferrisburgh,   Panton,   Vergennes  and  Waltham  are  invited  to  sign  up  for   the  Vergennes  Area  Youth  League.   /RFDO ÂżOP SUHPLHUH LQ 0LGGOHEXU\   Friday,   March     SP ,OVOH\ /LEUDU\ /RFDO ÂżOPPDNHU 5RVH &XUUDQ LQWURGXFHV KHU VKRUW ÂżOP Âł0\VWHU\ at   Hathorne   School,â&#x20AC;?   featuring   local   actors   and   created  in  the  Ilsley  and  MCTVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Youth  Media  Lab.   All  ages.  Popcorn  provided.  RSVP  by  March  2  to    RU5.&6WXGLRV#\DKRRFRP Swing   Noire   and   the   Bessette   Quartet   in   Vergennes.   Friday,   March   8,   7:30-­9:30   p.m.,   Vergennes   Opera   House.   The   VOH   turns   into   a   jazz   club   with   Swing   Noireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   gypsy   jazz   and   the   Bessette   Quartetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   instrumental   jazz   and   blues.  Cabaret-­style  seating  with  cash  bar  by  the   Antidote.  Tickets  $15  each,  $25  per  couple,  avail-­ able  at  Classic  Stitching  or  the  VOH,  at  877-­2412   or  at  www.vergennesoperahouse.org.   Escher   String   Quartet   in   concert   at   Middlebury   College.   Friday,   March   8,   8-­10   p.m.,   Mahaney   Center  for  the  Arts.  Program  includes  Beethovenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   second   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Razumovskyâ&#x20AC;?   quartet,   Brittenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Quartet   No.  3  in  D  and  Mendelssohnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  op.  44/1.  Free.  Info:   443-­6433  or  http://go.middlebury.edu/arts.   Patty   Larkin   in   concert   in   Middlebury.   Friday,   March   8,   8-­10   p.m.,   Town   Hall   Theater.   Larkin   UHWXUQVWRWKH$IWHU'DUN0XVLF6HULHVUHGHÂżQLQJ the   boundaries   of   folk-­urban   pop   music   with   her   inventive   guitar   wizardry   and   uncompromising   vocals  and  lyrics.  Info:  www.afterdarkmusicseries. com.  

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Monthly  wildlife  walk  in  Middlebury.   Saturday,   March   9,   8-­10   a.m.,   Otter   View  Park  and  Hurd  Grassland.  A  monthly   OCAS-­MALT   event,   inviting   community   members   to   help   survey   birds   and   other   wildlife.   Meet   at   Otter  View  Park  parking  area,  corner  of  Weybridge   Street   and   Pulp   Mill   Bridge   Road.   Shorter   and   ORQJHU URXWHV SRVVLEOH /HDGHU :DUUHQ .LQJ Come  for  all  or  part  of  the  walk.  Beginning  birders   welcome.  Info:  388-­1007  or  388-­6829.   Little   League   baseball   and   softball   signups   in   Vergennes.   Saturday,   March   9,   9   a.m.-­noon,   Vergennes  Elementary  School.  Tee  ball,  softball  or   baseball  players  in  Addison,  Ferrisburgh,  Panton,   Vergennes  and  Waltham  are  invited  to  sign  up  for   the  Vergennes  Area  Youth  League.   Student   auditions   in   Brandon.   Saturday,   March   9,   10   a.m.-­noon,   Neshobe   School.   Students   in   grades   4-­8   in   Rutland   and   Addison   counties   are   invited   to   audition   for   the   newly   formed   Brandon   Youth   Theaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   production   of   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Live   a   Little   at   the   Hollywood   Hoedown.â&#x20AC;?   Auditions   continue   on   March  10.  For  information,  contact  Director  Dennis   Marden   at   247-­5420   or   dennismarden@gmail. com.   Wool   felting   class   in   Orwell.   Saturday,   March   9,   10  a.m.-­noon,  Orwell  Free  Library.  Jen  DeMoy  will   demonstrate   the   art   of   dry   wool   felting.   Supplies   available   for   everyone   to   start   and   take   home   a   project.   Books   for   Babies   reception   in   Bristol.   Saturday,   March   9,   10:30   a.m.-­noon,   Lawrence   Memorial   Library  Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Room.  Celebrating  all  the  babies   born  in  Bristol  during  2012.  New  picture  books  are   dedicated   to   each   baby   and   become   part   of   the   libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   collection.   Refreshments   served.   Info:   lmlkids009@gmail.com  or  453-­2366.   Fractured   fairy   tales   for   kids   and   families   in   Vergennes.  Saturday,  March  9,  10:30  a.m.-­noon,   Bixby   Memorial   Library.   Dramatic   reading   and   enactment   of   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Goldilocks   and   the   Three   Bears,â&#x20AC;?   including   audience   participation   and   games.  

Craft  project   follows.   For   kids   in   grades   .5HVHUYHDVSRWDWRUUDFKHO bixby@comcast.net.   Ukrainian   egg   painting   demonstration   in   Bristol.   Saturday,   March   9,   11   a.m.-­1   p.m.,   Art   on   Main.   Theresa   Somerset   of   Essex   Junction   demonstrates   her   wax-­resist   tech-­ nique   to   create   elaborately   decorated   eggs.   Free   and   family-­friendly.   Info:   453-­4032   or   info@artonmain.net.   Sugar  on  snow  party  in  Starksboro.  Saturday,   March   9,   1-­3   p.m.,   Starksboro   First   Baptist   Church.  Annual   party   featuring   traditional   sugar   on  snow,  homemade  doughnuts,  sour  pickles  and   beverages.   Tickets   $5   single   serving,   $6   double   serving   for   one,   $3   for   children   12   and   under.   Starksboro  merchandise  for  sale  as  well.  Proceeds   EHQHÂżW WKH 6WDUNVERUR 9LOODJH 0HHWLQJ +RXVH Society   for   restoration   of   the   meetinghouse.   Info:   453-­5227  or  www.starksboromeetinghouse.org.   :LQWHU 7UHH ,GHQWLÂżFDWLRQ DQG 7UDFNLQJ :DON LQ Cornwall.   Saturday,   March   9,   1-­3   p.m.,   meet   at   &RUQZDOOWRZQFOHUNÂśVRIÂżFH)DPLOLHVDUHHQFRXU-­ aged   to   follow   Addison   County   Forester   Chris   Olson  as  he  talks  about  forest  and  land  manage-­ PHQWWREHQHÂżWZLOGOLIH7KHRXWLQJZLOOWDNHSODFH near   a   bobcat   denning   area.   Snowshoes   may   be   helpful.  Group  will  carpool  to  Sperry  Road  for  the   walk.  Info:  462-­3373  or  462-­3909.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nostalgia  for  the  Lightâ&#x20AC;?  screening  at  Middlebury   College.   Saturday,   March   9,   3-­5   p.m.,   Dana   Auditorium.   Documentary   on   the  Atacama   Desert   of  northern  Chile.  In  Spanish  with  English  subtitles.   Info:  www.middlebury.edu  or  443-­3168.   Corned   beef   and   cabbage   supper   in   Vergennes.   Saturday,  March  9,  5-­6:30  p.m.,  Vergennes  United   Methodist   Church.   Corned   beef,   boiled   potatoes,   carrots,   onions,   rolls,   dessert   and   beverages.   Adults   $8,   children   $4.   Takeout   available.   Info:   877-­3150.   Contra   dance   in   Cornwall.   Saturday,   March   9,   7-­9:30  p.m.,  Cornwall  Town  Hall.  Fern  Bradley  call-­ ing,  with  live  music  by  Red  Dog  Riley.  Cost  $5  per   person,  $20  maximum  per  family.  Info:  462-­3722.   Bill   Carmichael   sings   Broadway   in   Middlebury.   Saturday,   March   9,   7:30-­9:30   p.m.,   Town   Hall   Theater.   Broadway   vet   Bill   Carmichael   performs   the  songs  of  Richard  Rodgers  in  a  cabaret  perfor-­ mance.   Tickets,   $17,   available   at   the   THT   box   RIÂżFHRUZZZWRZQKDOOWKHDWHURUJ The   Dave   Keller   Band   in   concert   in   Lincoln.   Saturday,  March  9,  7:30-­9:30  p.m.,  Burnham  Hall.   Part   of   the   Burnham   Music   Series.   Tickets   $8   adults,  $6  seniors  and  teens,  $3  children.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nostalgia  for  the  Lightâ&#x20AC;?  screening  at  Middlebury   College.   Saturday,   March   9,   8-­10   p.m.,   Dana   Auditorium.   Documentary   on   the  Atacama   Desert   of  northern  Chile.  In  Spanish  with  English  subtitles.   Info:  www.middlebury.edu  or  443-­3168.  

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MONDAY

Legislative  breakfast   in   Whiting.   Monday,  March  11,  7-­8:45  a.m.,  Whiting   Town  Hall.  Breakfast  at  7;  program  at  7:30.   Addison   County   Right   to   Life   meeting   in   Vergennes.   Monday,   March   11,   7-­8   p.m.,   Champlain   Valley   Christian   Reformed   Church.   Visitors   welcome.   Meeting   includes   planning   for   the   annual   dinner   in   Middlebury   on   April   5.   Info:   388-­2898  or  L2Paquette@aol.com.   Book  club  meeting  in  Bridport.  Monday,  March  11,   7-­8  p.m.,  Carl  Norton  Highway  Department  confer-­ ence  room.  Discussing  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love  Medicineâ&#x20AC;?  by  Louise   Erdrich.  Aprilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  title:  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wildâ&#x20AC;?  by  Cheryl  Strayed.  Info:   758-­2858.  

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12

TUESDAY

Blood  drive   in   Middlebury.   Tuesday,   March   12,   10   a.m.-­4   p.m.,   Middlebury   American   Legion.   All   types   of   blood   currently   needed.   Appointments   can   be   made   at   1-­800-­843-­3500.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;A   Garden   for   All   Seasonsâ&#x20AC;?   gardening   talk   in   Middlebury.   Tuesday,   March   12,   1-­2:30   p.m.,   Ilsley   Library.   The   Middlebury   Garden   Club   welcomes  landscape  designer  and  teacher  for  the   Master   Gardener   program   Judith   Irven,   who   will   talk   about   ways   to   make   your   garden   look   good   throughout   the   year.   Free.   Refreshments   served.   Info:  388-­4095.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Reviving  Opheliaâ&#x20AC;?  screening  in  Bristol.  Tuesday,   March   12,   5:30-­7:30   p.m.,   Mount   Abe   cafeteria.   The   Addison   County   Council   Against   Domestic   DQG 6H[XDO 9LROHQFH LV KRVWLQJ WKLV IUHH ÂżOP WKDW explores  issues  of  teen  dating  violence.  Followed   by   a   meal   and   a   discussion   for   parents   of   teens.   7HHQVZHOFRPHWRYLHZWKHÂżOPZLWKWKHLUSDUHQWV Childcare  available  by  calling  349-­3059.  

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Green  Mountain  Club  cross-­country   ski   outing   in   Ripton.   Sunday,   March   10   -­   Monday,   March   11,   time   TBA,   Rikert   Nordic   Center.   Approximately   2   hours.   Route   depends  on  skills  and  interests  of  the  group.  Trail   pass  $17  adults.  Contact  B.  Ellis  for  meeting  time:   388-­0936.   Scouting  for  Food  breakfast  fundraiser  in  Orwell.   Sunday,   March   10,   8-­10:30   a.m.,   Orwell   Town   Hall.   A   community   breakfast   hosted   by   the   Boy   Scouts,   Cub   Scouts   and   Girl   Scouts   of   Benson/ Orwell.   Eggs,   home   fries,   bacon,   sausage,   hash,   pancakes,   French   toast,   fresh   fruit,   orange   juice,   milk   and   coffee.   Cost:   two   nonperishable   food   LWHPV SHU SHUVRQ $OO GRQDWHG IRRG EHQHÂżWV WKH Whiting  Food  Shelf.  Info:  989-­3760  or  jtester22@ aol.com.   Open   barn   in   Weybridge.   Sunday,   March   10,   noon-­5  p.m.,  Duclos  and  Thompson  Farm,  Sheep   Farm   Road   off   Route   23.   The   30th   annual   open   barn,  with  over  200  lambs.  A  family  favorite.   Student   auditions   in   Brandon.   Sunday,   March   10,   1-­3   p.m.,   Neshobe   School.   Students   in   grades   4-­8   in   Rutland   and   Addison   counties   are   invited   to   audition   for   the   newly   formed   Brandon   Youth  Theaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  production  of  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Live  a  Little  at  the   Hollywood   Hoedown.â&#x20AC;?   For   information,   contact   Director   Dennis   Marden   at   247-­5420   or   dennis-­ marden@gmail.com.   Free   yoga/meditation   in   Middlebury.   Sunday,   March  10,  4-­6  p.m.,  Otter  Creek  Yoga  in  the  Marble   Works.   Monthly   community   gathering   with   gentle   yoga,  meditation  and  reading  the  Five  Mindfulness   Trainings  of  Thich  Nhat  Hanh.  Beginners  welcome.   Info:   388-­1961.   No   charge   but   donations   are   accepted.  

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WEDNESDAY

GED  testing   in   Middlebury.   Wednesday,  March  13,  8:45  a.m.-­1  p.m.,   Vermont  Adult  Learning,  282  Boardman  St.   Pre-­registration   required.   Call   388-­4392   for   info  

The Lions Clubs of 0LGGOHEXU\Â&#x2021;Vergennes

Wish to thank the following for allowing us to collect food and cash donations for our Food from the Heart Drive. Gregâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Meat Market Middlebury Natural Food Co-Op Middlebury Kinney Drugs Shaws of Middlebury Shaws of Bristol Shaws of Vergennes Champlain Discount Foods of Vergennes Prattâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of Bridport Thank you to Vergennes Boy Scout Troop #539

The two clubs collected 4,000 lbs. of food & $1500 in cash! Your local Lionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club wishes to thank each and everyone who donated food & cash for this 2013 Food from the Heart Drive.

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Library.  Find  out  how  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rocky  and  Bullwinkle  Showâ&#x20AC;?  and   WKH UHEHOOLRXV FXOWXUH RI WKH ÂśV LQĂ&#x20AC;XHQFHG WKH WHOOLQJ DQG retelling  of  fairy  tales.  Video  sneak  preview  of  the  Little  City   Playersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   upcoming   production   of   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fractured   Fairy   Tales.â&#x20AC;?   Presented  by  librarian  Dianne  Lawson.  Info:  877-­2211.   Otter   Creek   Audubon   lecture   in   Middlebury.   Thursday,   March   14,   7-­9   p.m.,   Ilsley   Library.   Susan   Roney   Drennan   presents   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Albatrosses   and   Their   Interactions   with   Longline   Fisheries,â&#x20AC;?  part  of  Otter  Creek  Audubonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  2013  Cabin  Fever   Lecture  Series.  

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15

FRIDAY

Foot  care   and   blood   pressure   clinic   in   Middlebury.   Friday,   March   15,   10   a.m.-­noon,   Russ  Sholes  Senior  Center.  One  of  a  series  of  free   clinics  for  seniors  offered  by  Addison  County  Home  Health   and  Hospice.  Bring  your  own  basin  and  towel.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Imagination   Vacation:   Tinkering   With   Technologyâ&#x20AC;?   for   kids   in   Middlebury.   Friday,   March   15,   10:30   a.m.-­noon,   Ilsley   Library.   School-­age   kids   are   invited   to   spend   the   school   in-­service   day   with   library   staff   and   reuse   expert   John   Fontanilles   taking   things   apart   and   using   hand   tools   to  explore  the  mechanics  of  everything  from  telephones  to   computers.   Learn   about   how   stuff   works.   Drop   in.   Adults   welcome,  too.  Info:  388-­4095.   Corned  beef  and  cabbage  dinner  in  Bristol.  Friday,  March   15,  5-­7  p.m.,  Bristol  American  Legion.  Hosted  by  the  Ladies   Auxiliary.  Cost  $10  per  person,  while  the  food  lasts.  To  bene-­ ÂżWWKH/HJLRQVFKRODUVKLSIXQG

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Making  the  cut PETE  SUTHERLANDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S  â&#x20AC;&#x153;SOCCER  Playersâ&#x20AC;?  is  part  of  an  exhibit  of  his  cut-­paper  collages  on  display  dur-­ ing  March  at  the  WalkOver  Gallery  in  Bristol.  Meet  the  artist  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  also  a  popular  folk  musician  and  songwriter   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  at  an  opening  reception  at  the  gallery  on  Friday,  March  8,  from  5-­7  p.m. and  to  register.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Climbing   in   Peruâ&#x20AC;?   presentation   in   Lincoln.   Wednesday,   March  13,  10  a.m.-­noon,  Lincoln  Library.  Sally  Baldwin  will   show   slides   and   talk   about   her   mountain-­climbing   adven-­ tures  in  Peru.  Refreshments  served.  Info:  453-­2665.   Mayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   World   Music   &   Movement   class   for   kids   in   Middlebury.  Wednesday,  March  13,  10:30-­11:15  a.m.,  Ilsley   Library.  May  Poduschnik  leads  a  fun  and  educational  social   learning  experience  for  young  children  and  their  caregivers.   Drop  in.  Wednesdays  through  March  20.   Foot  care  and  blood  pressure  clinic  in  Bristol.  Wednesday,   March  13,  11  a.m.-­noon,  Bristol  American  Legion.  One  of  a   series  of  free  clinics  for  seniors  offered  by  Addison  County   Home  Health  and  Hospice.  Bring  your  own  basin  and  towel.   Crock  pot  dinner  in  New  Haven.  Wednesday,  March  13,  6-­8   p.m.,  New  Haven  Congregational  Church.  The  Ladies  Union   of   the   New   Haven   Congregational   Church   serves   hearty   main  dishes,  dessert  and  beverage  for  $5.  Info:  453-­2342.   Historical   society   meeting   in   Ferrisburgh.   Wednesday,   March   13,   6:30-­9   p.m.,   Ferrisburgh   Town   Hall/Community   Center.   Business   meeting   at   6:30,   program   at   7.   VUHS   senior  Mary  Langworthy  will  recount  her  adventures  on  an   extended   sailing   trip   from   Vermont   to   the   Bahamas   in   a   PowerPoint  presentation.  Free.  All  are  welcome.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Painting   Ordinary   Peopleâ&#x20AC;?   presentation   in   Middlebury.   Wednesday,   March   13,   7-­8:30   p.m.,   Ilsley   Library.   James   Maroney,   former   head   of  American   Paintings   at   Sothebyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  

and  Christieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s,  illustrates  genre  painting,  the  portrayal  of  ordi-­ nary  people  engaged  in  everyday  activities,  from  its  begin-­ nings   in   the   1790s   through   its   heyday   in   the   1840s   to   its   demise  in  the  20th  century.  Info:  388-­4095.   Book  discussion  group  in  Lincoln.  Wednesday,  March  13,   7-­9  p.m.,  Lincoln  Library.  This  monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  book:  â&#x20AC;&#x153;River  Thievesâ&#x20AC;?   by  Michael  Crummey.  Info:  453-­2665.   Mount  Abe  Family  Swim  in  Bristol.  Wednesday,  March  13,   7:30-­9  p.m.,  MAUHS  pool.  Cost:  $5  per  family,  $2  per  indi-­ vidual.  Info:  363-­5877.  

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14

THURSDAY

Foot  care   and   blood   pressure   clinic   in   Middlebury.  Thursday,  March  14,  10  a.m.-­noon,   The   Commons.   One   of   a   series   of   free   clinics   for   seniors   offered   by   Addison   County   Home   Health   and   Hospice.  Bring  your  own  basin  and  towel.   Lunchtime   concert   in   Middlebury.   Thursday,   March   14,   12:15-­12:45  p.m.,  St.  Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Church.  The  St.  Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   String   Trio,   directed   by   Emily   Sunderman,   plays   an   all-­ Mozart  program  for  strings  and  organ.  Part  of  St.  Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   second  annual  Lenten  Concert  Series.  Free.  Brown  bagging   encouraged.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fractured   Fairy   Talesâ&#x20AC;?   lecture   and   discussion   in   Vergennes.  Thursday,  March  14,  7-­9  p.m.,  Bixby  Memorial  

Dayve  Huckett  in  Middlebury.  Thursday,  Feb.  28,  5-­7  p.m.,   51  Main.   Cooper   &   LaVoie   in   Middlebury.   Thursday,   Feb.   28,   8-­10   p.m.,  51  Main.   Eight  02  in  Middlebury.  Friday,  March  1,  8-­11  p.m.,  51  Main.   The  Bumping  Jones  in  Middlebury.  Friday,  March  1,  10  p.m.-­ midnight,  Two  Brothers  Tavern.   Mint  Julep  in  Middlebury.  Saturday,  March  2,  8-­11  p.m.,  51   Main.   BandAnna   in   Bristol.   Saturday,   March   2,   8:30-­11:30   p.m.,   NDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.   David  Bain  in  Middlebury.  Thursday,  March  7,  8-­10  p.m.,  51   Main.   The  Bobolinks  in  Middlebury.  Friday,  March  8,  6-­7  p.m.,  51   Main.   The  Starline  Rhythm  Boys  in  Middlebury.  Friday,  March  8,   6-­8  p.m.,  Two  Brothers  Tavern.   Patrick   Lehman   in   Middlebury.   Friday,   March   8,   8-­11   p.m.,   51  Main.   The  Bessette  Quartet  in  Middlebury.  Saturday,  March  9,  6-­9   p.m.,  American  Flatbread  in  the  Marble  Works.   7KH 5HWURÂżW LQ 0LGGOHEXU\   Saturday,   March   9,   10   p.m.-­ midnight,  Two  Brothers  Tavern.   The  Bob  Mackenzie  Band  in  Middlebury.  Thursday,  March   14,  7-­10  p.m.,  51  Main.   Swing  Noire  in  Middlebury.  Friday,  March  15,  9  p.m.-­midnight,   51  Main.  

ONGOINGEVENTS By  category:  Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  Markets,  Sports,  Clubs  &  Organizations,   Government  &  Politics,  Bingo,  Fund-­Raising  Sales,  Dance,   Music,   Arts   &   Education,   Health   &   Parenting,   Meals,   Art   Exhibits  &  Museums,  Library  Programs. FARMERSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  MARKETS Middlebury   Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   Market.   Winter   market   at   Mary   Hogan  

Elementary  School   every   Saturday   in   November,   December,   March  and  April,  9:30  a.m.-­1  p.m.  No  market  in  Jan.  or  Feb.   Local  produce,  meats,  cheese  and  eggs,  baked  goods,  jams,   prepared  foods  and  crafts.  EBT  and  debit  cards  welcome.  Info:   989-­6012  or  www.MiddleburyFarmersMarket.org. SPORTS Co-­ed  volleyball  in  Middlebury.  Pick-­up  games  Monday,  7-­9  p.m.,   Middlebury   Municipal   Gym.   Jack   Brown,   388-­2502;   Bruce   at   Middlebury  Recreation  Department,  388-­8103. CLUBS  &  ORGANIZATIONS ACT   (Addison   Central   Teens).   Drop-­in   hours   during   the   school   years:  Monday,  Tuesday,  Thursday,  3-­6  p.m.;  Wednesday  and   )ULGD\SP0DLQ6W 0LGGOHEXU\7RZQ2IÂżFHEXLOGLQJ  below   rec.   gym.   Teen   drop-­in   space   for   kids.   Hang   out   with   friends,  play  pool,  watch  movies,  and  eat  great  food.  Baking:   every  Thursday  from  3:30-­5  p.m.  Info:  388-­3910  or  www.addi-­ sonteens.com. Addison  County  Amateur  Radio  Association.  Sunday,  8  p.m.  On   the   air   on   club   repeater   147.36/147.96   MHz,   100   Hz   access   tone.  Nonmembers  and  visitors  welcome. Addison   County   Emergency   Planning   Committee.   Last   Wednesday,  5  p.m.  State  Police  Barracks.  Public  invited. Addison   County   Republican   Party.   Third   Friday,   7   p.m.,   Ilsley   Library,  Middlebury.  897-­2744. American   Legion   Auxiliary   Post   27.   Fourth   Monday,   7   p.m.   American  Legion,  Wilson  Road,  Middlebury. Addison  County  Council  Against  Domestic  and  Sexual  Violence.   Fourth  Tuesday,  noon-­1:30  p.m.  Addison  County  Courthouse  in   Middlebury.  388-­9180. Brandon   Lions   Club.   First   and   third   Tuesday,   7   p.m.,   Brandon   Senior  Center. Brandon  Senior  Citizen  Center.  1591  Forest  Dale  Road.  247-­3121. The  Hub  Teen  Center  and  Skatepark.  110  Airport  Drive,  Bristol.   2SHQPLNHQLJKWÂżUVW7KXUVGD\RIWKHPRQWKSP free   for   all   ages;   reserve   a   spot   at   thehub@gmavt.net.   Info:   453-­3678  or  www.bristolskatepark.com. LGBTQ   (Lesbian,   Gay,   Bisexual,   Transgender,   Queer).   Youth   support   group   meets   Monday   nights,   4-­6   p.m.,   Turningpoint   Center,  Marble  Works,  Middlebury.  Info:  388-­4249. Middlebury   Garden   Club.   Second   Tuesday.   Location   varies.   Barbara:  388-­8268. NEAT  (Northeast  Addison  Television)  Channel  16.  Fourth  Monday,   5-­7   p.m.   NEAT   studio   in   Bristol.   Bruce   Duncan,   bduncan@ madriver.com. Neshobe   Sportsman   Club.   Second   Monday,   6   p.m.   potluck;   7   p.m.  meeting.  97  Frog  Hollow  Road  in  Brandon. Otter   Creek   Poets.   Open   poetry   workshop   held  Thursdays,   1-­3   p.m.  Ilsley  Library  in  Middlebury.  Poets  of  all  ages  are  invited   to  share  their  poetry  for  feedback,  encouragement  and  optional   weekly   assignments.   Bring   a   poem   or   two   to   share   (plus   20   copies).  Led  by  David  Weinstock.  Free. Orwell  Historical  Society.  Fourth  Tuesday,  7:30  p.m.  Orwell  Free   Library. PACT  (People  of  Addison  County  Together).  Third  Thursday,  11:30   DPSP9HUPRQWVWDWHRIÂżFHEXLOGLQJRQ([FKDQJH6WLQ Middlebury,  Health  Department  conference  room.  989-­8141. Salisbury   Historical   Society.   First   Saturday,   9:30-­10:45   a.m.   Salisbury  Congregational  Church. Samaritanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Cupboard.  Assembly  of  God  Christian  Center,  1759   Route  7,  Vergennes.  Third  Thursday  through  October.  Come   share   ideas   and   craft   simple   items   for   Operation   Christmas   Child  shoeboxes.   Vergennes   Lions   Club.   First   and   third   Wednesday,   6   p.m.,   Vergennes  American  Legion.  Social  hour  at  6,  dinner  at  6:45   with  meeting  following.  Visitors  welcome.  Info:  (802)  870-­7070   or  membership@vergenneslions.com.

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don  Recreations   Committee   June   The  selectboard  race  features  resi-­ Kelly,   and   local   architect   and   chair   dents  Edward  Payne  and  Sue  Walk-­ of   the   Downtown   Brandon  Alliance   er,  who  will  compete  for  a  two-­year   Design  Committee  Blaine  Cliver. term  on  the  board.  Incumbent  Select-­ On  the  Neshobe  School  board,  in-­ woman  Susan  Stocker  is  unopposed   cumbents  Doug  Whitney  (two  years)   in  her  bid  for  a  three-­year  term. and   Erin   Gallivan   (three   years)   are   Meanwhile,   Chuck   Welch,   Su-­ both  running  for  re-­election. zanne   Buck   and   Paul   Plouffe   are   On   the   Otter   Valley   Union   High   running  unopposed  for  terms  of  one,   School   board,   incumbent   Brandon   two  and  three  years,  respectively,  on   School   Director   Maria   Ammatuna   the  local  school  board. is  running  for  re-­election  to  a  three-­ Selectman  Leonard  Barrett  is  run-­ year   term,   but   school   board   mem-­ ning   unopposed   for   another   three-­ ber   Christy   Gahagan   is   not.   Kevin   year   term   as   Bridportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   representa-­ Thornton   is   running   for   Gahaganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   tive  on  the  UD-­3  school  board. three-­year  seat. Residents  will  decide  a  2013-­2014   1RRQHKDVÂżOHGDSHWLWLRQWRUXQ general   fund/highway   budget   of   for   town   and   school   moderator,   as   $1,270,164,   down   26   percent   from   current   moderator   Bernie   Carr   an-­ last  yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  approved  spending  plan  of   nounced   that   he   will   not   seek   re-­ $1,718,954.  Selectman  Leonard  Bar-­ election. rett   said   the   reduction   is   due   to   the   Lister   Lillian   Thompson   is   run-­ recent   retirement   of   several   major   ning   for   another   three-­year   term,   as   capital   projects   involving   the   town   is   Trustee   of   Public   Funds   Sharron   RIÂżFHV WKH &RPPXQLW\0DVRQLF Kenney. Hall  and  the  Lake  Street  culvert. Gigi   Corsones   is   running   for   re-­ Barrett   said   he   hopes   the   savings   HOHFWLRQ WR WKH ÂżUVW FRQVWDEOH VHDW on   the   municipal   side   will   enhance   but   is   being   challenged   by   Gerry   the   prospects   for   passage   of   the   McGraw.   Dick   Howland   is   running   proposed   2013-­2014   Bridport   Cen-­ for  second  constable  again.  Corsones   tral   School   budget   of   $1,452,750,   %5,672/5(6,'(176),//WKHĂ&#x20AC;RRUDQGEDOFRQ\LQ+ROOH\+DOOGXULQJODVW\HDUÂśVWRZQPHHWLQJ is   also   running   for   another   term   as   representing   a   9.13-­percent   bump   ,QGHSHQGHQWÂżOHSKRWR$QGUHZ6WHLQ grand  juror. ($121,555)  in  spending  compared  to   Beth  Carr  is  running  for  re-­election   WKLV\HDU6FKRRORIÂżFLDOVQRWHDODUJH of   whether   the   town   should   reverse   School  board  proposed  a  5.98  percent   to  the  Brandon  Free  Library  Board  of   chunk   of   the   increase   is   associated   a   2011   vote   that   moved   the   Bixby   spending  hike  to  about  $9.5  million.   Trustees. with   a   recently   implemented   pre-­K   Memorial   Library   from   a   charitable   A  major  increase  in  expected  special   program  and  special  education  costs.   organization  supported  by  voters  on   education   costs   is   driving   spending   2IÂżFLDOVVWUHVVHGWKDWWKHVFKRROZLOO ADDISON   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Addison   resi-­ Town   Meeting   Day   to   one   that   re-­ KLJKHUVFKRRORIÂżFLDOVVDLG receive   some   state   reimbursement   According   to   Addison   Northwest   dents  will  gather  at  Addison  Central   ceives  budget  support  as  determined   for   its   anticipated   special   education   Supervisory  Union  estimates,  modi-­ School  on  Monday,  March  4,  at  7:30   by  the  selectboard.   expenses   and   some   fund   balance   to   BRIDPORT  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Bridport  residents   carry   forward   that   would   have   the   The   selectboard   placed   that   mea-­ ÂżHG E\ $GGLVRQÂśV &RPPRQ /HYHO p.m.  to  discuss  town  and  school  busi-­ ness,   but   will   make   almost   all   their   VXUH RQ WKH EDOORW DIWHU %L[E\ RIÂż-­ of  Appraisal,  passage  of  both  school   at   their   town   meeting   will   decide,   effect  of  reducing  Bridport  Centralâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   decisions   when   they   cast   ballots   on   FLDOVUHTXHVWHGDVLJQLÂżFDQWLQFUHDVH budgets   could   lead   to   a   7.1-­cent   in-­ among  other  things,  a  contested  race   net   spending   increase   down   to   4.2   March  5  between  7  a.m.  and  7  p.m.   this  year.  Selectboard  members  said   crease  in  Addisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  school  tax  rate.   for   the   selectboard   and   a   substan-­ percent. A   7.1-­cent   increase   translates   to   tially  reduced  general  fund/highway   they   did   not   want   to   honor   that   re-­ DWWKHQHDUE\WRZQFOHUNÂśVRIÂżFH Bridport   Centralâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   proposed   bud-­ 3OHQW\RIWRZQRIÂżFHUVÂśWHUPVZLOO quest  without  public  feedback.  Bix-­ $71  in  higher  taxes  per  $100,000  of   budget. get   would   result   in   a   local   home-­ expire  on  March  5,  but  there  are  no   by  representatives  said  they  planned   assessed  value,  assuming  that  a  resi-­ contests  to  replace  them:  Selectboard   to  discuss  the  issue  at  the  townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  an-­ dent  is  paying  taxes  based  on  the  full   value   of   a   home.   More   than   half   of   incumbents   Steven   Torrey   and   Joy   nual  meeting.   The   proposed   central   school   bud-­ ANwSU   residents   received   school   Pouliot   are   running   unopposed   for   three-­   and   two-­year   terms,   respec-­ get   is   also   lower   for   the   second   tax   prebates   in   the   year   for   which   straight   year:   The   ACS   board   pro-­ data  is  most  recently  available.   tively.   Addisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  school  tax  rate  dropped   Also   unopposed   are   two   central   posed  a  $1,161,042  plan  that  would   school   board   candidates:   George   drop  spending  from  the  current  level   by  about  seven  cents  in  2012.   Lawrence   for   a   three-­year   term   and   by  about  $66,600. The   board   also   added   a   $20,000   Tim  Lindenmeyr  for  a  two-­year  term. Town   Clerk   Marilla   Webb,   who   capital   improvement   fund   article.   was  appointed  in  January  to  replace   Such   an   article   has   been   typical   in   longtime  town  clerk  Jane  Grace  upon   past  years.   The   proposed   spending   plan   will   Graceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   retirement,   is   on   the   ballot   BRANDON   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Brandon   voters   IRUWKHÂżUVWWLPH²:HEELVUXQQLQJ avoid   the   state   penalties   for   high   will   head   to   the   Neshobe   School   per-­pupil  spending  that  had  added  to   gymnasium  on  Monday,  March  4,  at   unopposed  for  her  position. Residents   will   also   weigh   in   on   some   ACS   budgets   before   the   cur-­ 7  p.m.  to  hear  the  selectboardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  pre-­ a   town   budget   that   features   a   lower   UHQWDFDGHPLF\HDURIÂżFLDOVVDLG sentation   of   its   recommended   mu-­ Two   personnel   changes   account   nicipal  spending  plan  of  $3,292,280   VSHQGLQJÂżJXUH The   selectboardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   overall   pro-­ for   most   of   the   savings:   Principal   IRUÂżVFDO\HDU7KHEXG-­ posed   municipal   spending   dropped   Wayne  Howeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  expected  move  to  be-­ get,   which   contains   a   10.8   percent   from   about   $1.024   million,   includ-­ come   ANwSUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   part-­time   assistant   spending   increase,   will   be   voted   by   ing  charitable  donations,  for  the  cur-­ superintendent,  and  a  cutback  in  the   Australian   ballot   on   March   5   at   the   rent  year  to  just  under  $1  million  at   hours  of  the  ACS  math  intervention-­ Neshobe  School.  Appropriations  will   IRUWKHFRPLQJÂżVFDO\HDU ist.   also  be  decided  by  Australian  ballot. Howeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   appointment   as   the   AN-­ 7KDW ÂżJXUH LQFOXGHV D KLNH LQ WKH Voters   will   also   hear   an   explana-­ highway  budget  of  about  $10,000  to   wSU  assistant  superintendent,  effec-­ tion  by  the  Brandon  school  board  of   $651,699,   but   the   proposed   general   tive  this  summer,  will  reduce  Howeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   the  proposed  2013-­14  school  budget,   administration   budget   is   down   by   role   at   ACS   to   a   three-­day-­a-­week   a   $5,250,118   spending   plan   with   a   responsibility  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  with  resulting  sav-­ 3.7  percent  spending  increase. about  $33,000  to  $324,841. Addison   in   2012   incurred   extra   ings  to  the  schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  budget.   In  addition  to  electing  a  new  town   Contracted   raises   and   higher   and  school  moderator,  other  Brandon   salary  expenses  while  Grace  was  ill.   Grace,  who  retired  at  the  end  of  De-­ health   insurance   costs   are   driving   RIÂżFHVXSIRUHOHFWLRQLQFOXGH cember,  is  still  working,  but  only  on   spending   up,   and   the   board   is   also   Brandon   Selectman   Devon   Fuller   budgeting   a   raise   for   administrative   is  running  for  the  three-­year  seat  now   a  part-­time  basis,  Webb  said. One   measure   on   the   ballot   could   assistant   Suzie   Hodsden,   who   will   occupied  by  Mitch  Pearl,  who  is  not   eventually   add   to   the   budget,   how-­ assume  greater  responsibilities  when   running  for  re-­election. ever:   Selectmen   are   proposing   a   Howe  is  not  onsite.   That   leaves   two,   one-­year   terms   The   ACS   budget   declined   by   on  the  selectboard.  Selectman  Ethan   $195,000  truck  purchase  that  would   021.721 52$' &200,66,21(5 :D\QH 3UHVWRQ JHWV D VPLOH be  funded  by  a  combination  of  a  loan   $28,400   entering   the   current   school   Swift  is  running  for  re-­election,  and   RXWRIVRPHUHVLGHQWVZKLOHUHVSRQGLQJWRDTXHVWLRQDWODVW\HDUÂśV and  the  town  equipment  depreciation   year.   two  newcomers  are  vying  for  the  re-­ WRZQPHHWLQJ ,QGHSHQGHQWÂżOHSKRWR7UHQW&DPSEHOO After   several   years   of   little   or   no   maining  one-­year  seat:  former  police   fund.   Also   on   the   ballot   is   a   question   increases,  the  Vergennes  Union  High   detective   and   member   of   the   Bran-­

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stead  education   property   tax   rate   of   $1.6557  per  $100  in  property  value,   representing  a  6.65-­percent  increase   compared  to  this  year. Other  articles  on  the  Bridport  town   meeting  warning  seek: Â&#x2021; WRVXSSRUWWKH%ULGSRUW Fire  Department. Â&#x2021;  WR VXSSRUW 7RZQ /LQH First  Response. Â&#x2021;  WRZDUG UHVWRUDWLRQ RI the   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hearse   Houseâ&#x20AC;?   at   the   Congre-­ gational   Church   of   Bridport.   The   church   had   been   considered   for   de-­ molition,  but  a  group  of  citizens  has   done   some   fundraising   for   needed   renovations   and   is   looking   for   a   lo-­ cal  contribution  to  help  complete  the   job. Â&#x2021;  WR EX\ D JHQHUDWRU IRU the   townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   emergency   shelter   at   the   Bridport  Central  School. Â&#x2021; 9DULRXV FRQWULEXWLRQV WR DQ DV-­ sortment   of   Addison   County   non-­ SURÂżWV The   annual   meeting   will   be   held   on   Tuesday,   March   5,   at   10   a.m.   at   the   Bridport   Community/Masonic   Hall.   Australian   ballot   voting   will   take   place   the   same   day   and   at   the   same  location,  from  10  a.m.  to  7  p.m.

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SALISBURY  RESIDENTS  HAVE  their  questions  answered  during  town  meeting  last  year.

(Bristol,  Continued  from  Page  12A) ementary   School   boards.   Doug   De-­ Witt   wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   seek   re-­election   to   his   seat  on  the  Mount  Abe  board.  All  of   those   on   the   ballot   are   incumbents,   except  where  noted.  They  are: Â&#x2021; %RE 'RQQLV DQG 'LFN 0HUULOO (not  incumbent)  for  three-­year  seats   on  the  Mount  Abe  board. Â&#x2021; $PDQGD)R[ZKRZDVDSSRLQW-­ ed   to   the   Mount  Abe   board,   a   two-­ year  seat. Â&#x2021; 6WHYH %DUVDORX IRU D WKUHH\HDU VHDWRQWKH%ULVWRO(OHPHQWDU\ERDUG Â&#x2021; &KULV6FURGLQDQG6KHU\O7KXUE-­ HUIRUWZRRQH\HDUVHDWVRQWKH%ULV-­ WRO(OHPHQWDU\ERDUG Residents   will   discuss   the   pro-­ SRVHG %ULVWRO (OHPHQWDU\ 6FKRRO EXGJHW RQ 0RQGD\ HYHQLQJ DQG FDVW YRWHV RQ LW RQ 7XHVGD\ 7KH school   budget   asks   for   spending   of   $4,847,510,  which  exceeds  its  Maxi-­ PXP ,QĂ&#x20AC;DWLRQ$PRXQW DQG WULJJHUV DWZRVWHSYRWLQJSURFHVVDFFRUGLQJ to  state  law.   7KH WZRVWHS YRWLQJ PHDQV UHVLGHQWV ZLOO YRWH RQ VSHQGLQJ of   $4,678,873,   which   is   the   total   amount  allowed  without  tripping  the   WULJJHU $QG WKH\ ZLOO DOVR YRWH RQ $168,637,  which  is  the  balance  of  the   DPRXQWRIVSHQGLQJWKDWVFKRRORIÂż-­ cials  say  is  required  to  run  the  school   next  year. 3URSRVHGVSHQGLQJUHĂ&#x20AC;HFWVD percent  increase  in  education  spend-­ ing. Proposed   education   spending   per   pupil   would   go   from   $12,914   to   $14,308,   which   represents   a   10.79   percent  increase. 6FKRRO RIÂżFLDOV VDLG WKH LQFUHDVH was  due  to  â&#x20AC;&#x153;unprecedentedâ&#x20AC;?  14  per-­ cent   increase   in   health   insurance   costs.   The   school   estimates   it   will   lose   eight   pupils   in   the   2013-­2014   year,  despite  the  fact  that  its  research   projects   that   the   kindergarten   class   size   will   increase   in   coming   years.   %ULVWRO (OHPHQWDU\ WDOOLHG  VWX-­ dents  as  of  last  Oct.  1. )LQDOO\ RQ 7XHVGD\ ZLOO EH $XV-­ WUDOLDQEDOORWYRWLQJRQWKHSURSRVHG Mount  Abe  school  spending  plan  for   ÂżVFDO \HDU  ZKLFK LV VHW DW

$13,812,984.  That  is  just  short  of  a  2   percent  increase. ,IVFKRROEXGJHWVDUHDSSURYHGDV ZDUQHG WKH %ULVWRO VFKRRO WD[ UDWH for   homeowners   would   be   69.81   FHQWVSHULQDVVHVVHGYDOXHWKH Mount   Abe   tax   rate   for   homeown-­ ers  would  be  76.47  cents,  for  a  total   school   tax   rate   for   homeowners   of   $1.4628. At   town   meeting   on   Monday   night,  residents  will  decide  the  town   spending  plans. 7KH SURSRVHG  ÂżV-­ FDO \HDU *HQHUDO )XQG EXGJHW LV $701,570,   with   $498,870   to   be   UDLVHGE\WD[HV7KHRYHUDOOPXQLFL-­ pal  spending  increase  is  1.1  percent,   D ÂżJXUH WKDW 7RZQ $GPLQLVWUDWRU %LOO%U\DQWKDVVDLGWKHWRZQÂłIHHOV JRRG´DERXWEULQJLQJEHIRUHYRWHUV Other  notable  line  items  include: Â&#x2021; LQWKH$UWV3DUNVDQG Recreation   Department   budget   with   $160,608  to  be  raised  by  taxes. Â&#x2021; $XWKRUL]LQJ WKH VHOHFWERDUG to   spend   $35,000   for   the   purchase   of   a   sidewalk   tractor   and   winter   equipment  replacing  a  1985  Kubota   tractor.   The   expenditure   would   be   FKDUJHG WR WKH &DSLWDO (TXLSPHQW 5HVHUYH)XQG Â&#x2021; 7KH %ULVWRO 5HFUHDWLRQ 'HSDUW-­ PHQWLVDVNLQJIRUWRFRYHU PDLQWHQDQFH DQG LPSURYHPHQWV WR WKH %ULVWRO 5HFUHDWLRQ )LHOG DQG WR LQYHVWLQIXWXUHLPSURYHPHQWV Â&#x2021; 7KH +LJKZD\ )XQG 2SHUDWLQJ %XGJHW RI  ZLWK  to  be  raised  by  taxes.

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Weybridge

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(Goshen,  Continued  from  Page  13A) Bruce  Webster  for  his  position.  Web-­ ster   is   also   challenging   incumbent   auditor   Janet   Bishop.   Lister   Laurie   Lovell   will   square   off   against   Jean-­ nie  Meyer. Even   with   that   activity,   Goshen   will   be   looking   for   a   good   write-­in   candidate   for   Neshobe   School   di-­ rector.   Incumbent   Ramona   Martin   chose  not  to  seek  re-­election.   Residents   will   decide   on   a   pro-­ posed   General   Fund   expenditure   of    LQ ÂżVFDO \HDU  ZLWK  UDLVHG IURP WD[HV 7KDW UHSUHVHQWV DQ LQFUHDVH RI  RU SHUFHQWRYHUWRZQVSHQGLQJDS-­ proved  last  year.   7ZR RWKHU PRQH\ LWHPV XS IRU D vote  will  be  spending: Â&#x2021; IURPWKHLQWHUHVWHDUQHG RQ*RVKHQ7RZQ)RUHVWWLPEHUVDOHV WRSD\IRUWRZQRIÂżFHUHQRYDWLRQV Â&#x2021;  IURP WKH *RVKHQ 7RZQ Hall   Renovation   Fund   for   improve-­ ments  to  the  town  hall. Rosemary   McKinnon   said   work   planned   for   the   town   hall   this   year   includes   adding   insulation,   taking   care   of   some   leaks,   and   generally   â&#x20AC;&#x153;buttoning  up.â&#x20AC;? Goshen   school   directors   did   not   ZDUQDEXGJHWÂżJXUHIRUWKHFRPLQJ year.  Instead,  the  three  directors  will   bring   estimated   school   costs   to   the   school   meeting   Monday   night   and   voters   will   decide   on   a   number   at   that  time.  McKinnon  pointed  out  that   this  year  Goshen  has  only  seven  chil-­ dren   attending   school,   but   not   long   ago  there  were  twice  that  many.  For   the  sake  of  comparison,  the  Goshen   school  budget  approved  at  last  yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   WRZQPHHWLQJZDVZLWK students.   Residents  will  also  vote  on  a  mea-­ sure   that   would   pay   school   tuition   only  for  students  who  go  to  Neshobe   School   in   Brandon,   not   to   other   el-­ ementary  schools. Residents   will   also   be   asked   if   they   want   to   designate   Goshen   as   a   Property   Assessed   Clean   Energy   (PACE)   District   and   authorize   the   selectboard   to   enter   into   an   agree-­ PHQWZLWK(IÂżFLHQF\9HUPRQWWRDG-­ minister  the  PACE  home  energy  im-­ provements  program  on  behalf  of  the   town,   and   arrange   for   the   provision   RIÂżQDQFLQJWRSDUWLFLSDWLQJSURSHUW\ RZQHUV SURYLGHGWKDWVXFKÂżQDQFLQJ does  not  require  any  indebtedness  to   be  incurred  by  the  town). 7RZQPHHWLQJLVVFKHGXOHGWRJHW XQGHUZD\DWSPDW*RVKHQ7RZQ Hall  on  Monday,  March  4,  with  the   school  meeting  to  follow.  Australian   EDOORWYRWLQJLVRQ7XHVGD\DPWR SPDWWKHWRZQKDOO

â&#x2DC;&#x2026;Granvilleâ&#x2DC;&#x2026; *5$19,//( ² *UDQYLOOH UHVL-­ dents  have   a   big   decision   to   make   at   town   meeting   next   week   on   the   future  of  ambulance  coverage  in  the   YDOOH\ 6WUXJJOLQJ 9DOOH\ 5HVFXH Squad   Inc.,   which   serves   Granville,   Hancock  and  Rochester,  is  asking  for   SHUFHQWPRUHIURPHDFKWRZQ)RU *UDQYLOOHWKDWZRXOGEH %XW :KLWH 5LYHU 9DOOH\ $PEX-­ lance   out   of   Bethel   is   offering   ser-­ YLFHLQ*UDQYLOOHIRU Representatives  from  the  agencies   will  make  their  case  at  town  meeting.   In   Granville   and   Hancock,   which   ERWKKROGWKHLUPHHWLQJVRQ7XHVGD\ the  question  may  be  moot  if  Roches-­ ter   at   its   Monday   town   meeting   de-­ FLGHVWRJRZLWK:KLWH5LYHU9DOOH\ $PEXODQFH EHFDXVH 9DOOH\ 5HVFXH may  not  be  a  viable  business  for  only  

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Leicester  Central   will   mean   a   high-­ er   assessment   of   shared   costs   from   the   Rutland   Northeast   Supervisory   Union.  Enrollment  at  the  school  was   WZR\HDUVDJRLVWKLV\HDUDQG LVH[SHFWHGWREHQH[W\HDU7KH\ said  that  due  to  complex  state  fund-­ ing  formulas,  Leicester  wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  see  the   additional   state   funding   to   balance   the   rising   number   later   in   a   two-­to-­ three-­year  cycle.

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VOTES  ARE  COUNTED  in  Salisbury  during  town  meeting  2012  after  residents  voted  by  paper  ballot   whether  they  should  decide  future  school  budgets  by  Australian  ballot.  The  measure  did  not  pass. ,QGHSHQGHQW¿OHSKRWR7UHQW&DPSEHOO

two  towns. Granville   also   shares   another   is-­ sue   with   other   towns   in   the   White   5LYHU9DOOH\²KRZWRSD\WKHELOOV that  stacked  up  during  cleanup  from   7URSLFDO 6WRUP ,UHQH DW WKH HQG RI $XJXVW$UWLFOHRQWKH*UDQ-­ ville   town   meeting   warning   asks   if   voters  will  â&#x20AC;&#x153;begin  to  repay  the  local   match  of  the  FEMA  expenses  in  the   DPRXQW RI ´ 7RZQ &OHUN Kathy   Werner   said   the   total   bill   is   QHDUHU Keeping   track   of   town   expendi-­ tures   and   revenues   has   become   a   bigger  job  than  amateur  auditors  can   KDQGOHVRPHWKLQN$UWLFOHRQWKH Granville  warning  asks  if  voters  will   HOLPLQDWHWKHRIÂżFHRIWRZQDXGLWRU Werner   said   all   three   of   the   current   auditors  resigned  and  recommended   that  the  town  hire  a  professional. 7KHSURSRVHGWRZQVSHQGLQJSODQ IRULVSHJJHGDW ZKLFK UHSUHVHQWV D GHFUHDVH RI  SHUFHQWIURPWKHDSSURYHG at  last  yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  town  meeting. 9RWHUV ZLOO FRQVLGHU D SURSRVHG  VFKRRO VSHQGLQJ SODQ RI 7KLVUHSUHVHQWVDGHFUHDVH RISHUFHQWIURPWKHFXUUHQW\HDUÂśV VFKRROEXGJHWRI Selectboard   member   Cheryl   Sargeant   and   school   board   director   7ULQD6HUYLFHZLOOEHXSIRUUHHOHF-­ tion. 7KH*UDQYLOOHDQQXDOVFKRROPHHW-­ LQJ LV VFKHGXOHG WR EHJLQ DW  SP DW*UDQYLOOH7RZQ+DOORQ7XHVGD\ 0DUFKZLWKWKHWRZQPHHWLQJVHW WRNLFNRIIDWSP

$PEXODQFH EHFDXVH 9DOOH\ 5HVFXH may  not  be  a  viable  business  for  two   towns. When   Hancock   residents   gather   IRU WKHLU WRZQ PHHWLQJ DW  DP at   town   hall   they   will   also   have   other   issues   on   the   table,   includ-­ ing   a   proposed   municipal   spending   SODQ RI  ZKLFK LV GRZQ IURP  2.ÂśG ODVW \HDU ² D SHUFHQWGHFUHDVH7RZQ&OHUN6DUD 'HHULQJ VDLG WRZQ RIÂżFLDOV KDYH tried  to  tighten  the  purse  strings  be-­ cause  there  is  still  uncertainty  about   reimbursements   from   the   Federal   Emergency  Management  Agency  for   UHFRYHU\IURP7URSLFDO6WRUP,UHQH FEMA   has   not   said   it   will   pay   for   some   projects   the   town   performed   and  the  town  is  seeking  reconsidera-­ tion  of  a  river  riprap  project  to  which   FEMA  denied  funding. 7KH+DQFRFNVFKRROVSHQGLQJSODQ LVULVLQJDERXWWR Deering   said   higher   special   educa-­ tion  and  tuition  costs  are  driving  the   increase. 7RZQRIÂżFHHOHFWLRQVZLOOEHFDU-­ ULHG RXW RQ WKH Ă&#x20AC;RRU RI WRZQ PHHW-­ ing.  Among  those  vying  to  keep  their   jobs  are  Judy  Olsen,  who  will  be  run-­ ning  for  a  three-­year  seat  on  the  se-­ lectboard;Íž  Deering  one  year  as  town   clerk   and   treasurer;Íž   and   Jim   Leno,   one-­year  term  as  road  commissioner. Among   the   bigger   amounts   being   requested   from   a   raft   of   social   ser-­ YLFHDJHQFLHVLVIRUWKH4XLQ 7RZQ 6HQLRU &HQWHU  IRU WKH 9LVLWLQJ 1XUVH $OOLDQFH RI 971+ ,QFDQGIRUWKH3DUN+RXVH

town  is  looking  for  a  write-­in  candi-­ date  for  lister. 7KHSURSRVHGPXQLFLSDOVSHQGLQJ SODQ RI  LV GLYLGHG XS DV IRUJHQHUDOWRZQH[SHQVHV ZLWKWREHUDLVHGE\WD[HV  DQGIRUKLJKZD\H[SHQVHV ZLWK  WR EH UDLVHG E\ WD[-­ es). Residents   will   also   be   asked,   in   Article   3   on   the   meeting   warn-­ ing,   whether   to   spend   an   additional   RQURDGSDYLQJ7RZQ&OHUN Julie  Delphia  said  this  item  is  a  usual   feature  of  the  meeting. Proposed  municipal  spending  (not   LQFOXGLQJ WKH DGGLWLRQDO   LV RQ SDU ZLWK WKH  DSSURYHG at   last   yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   town   meeting.   In   that   EXGJHW DERXW  OHVV ZHQW WR WKHJHQHUDOIXQGDQGDERXW more  went  to  the  highway  fund. In   Australian   ballot   voting   at   the   WRZQRIÂżFHVRQ7XHVGD\EHWZHHQ DP DQG  SP UHVLGHQWV ZLOO QRW RQO\YRWHIRUWRZQRIÂżFLDOVEXWDOVR FDVWEDOORWVRQDSURSRVHG VFKRRO EXGJHW RI  7KDW UHSUHVHQWV DQ LQFUHDVH RI  RUSHUFHQW6FKRROGLUHFWRUVVDLG that   rising   student   enrollment   at  

/,1&2/1²/LQFROQYRWHUVZLOO consider  adding   an   additional   two   members   to   its   selectboard   at   their   annual   town   meeting,   which   will   take  place  in  Burnham  Hall  on  Mon-­ GD\ 0DUFK  EHJLQQLQJ DW  SP 7KHERDUGZRXOGLQFUHDVHIURPWKUHH PHPEHUVWRÂżYH Lincoln   voters   will   also   decide   whether   to   authorize   auditors   to   change  the  way  that  town  reports  are   distributed.   Instead   of   being   mailed   directly   to   each   residence,   voters   ZRXOG EH QRWLÂżHG E\ SRVWFDUG WKDW town  reports  were  available  for  pick-­ XSDWVSHFLÂżHGORFDWLRQV Residents   will   also   consider   whether   to   authorize   establishment   of   a   Capital   Equipment   Reserve   Fund  for  the  highway  department. 7KHPDMRUH[SHQGLWXUHXSIRUGLV-­ cussion  and  vote  at  town  meeting  are   the  Highway  Fund  and  General  Fun.   7KHSURSRVHG+LJKZD\)XQGH[SHQ-­ GLWXUHLVRIZKLFK ZRXOG EH UDLVHG E\ WD[HV7KDW UHS-­ UHVHQWV DQ LQFUHDVH RI  RU DOPRVW  SHUFHQW IURP WKH FXUUHQW \HDUÂśVKLJKEXGJHWRI General   Fund   spending   for   the   FRPLQJ ÂżVFDO \HDU LV SURSRVHG DW RIZKLFKZRXOG EHUDLVHGE\WD[HVLVVXUSOXV IURP WKH FXUUHQW \HDU DQG  would  be  raised  by  non-­tax  revenues. Other   noteworthy   items   to   be   de-­ cided  at  town  meeting  include:   Â&#x2021; $SSURSULDWLQJ  WR WKH /LQFROQ9ROXQWHHU)LUH&RPSDQ\ Â&#x2021; $SSURSULDWLQJ   WR WKH Lincoln  Library. At   the   annual   school   portion   of   Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   meeting,   voters   will   also   consider   an   annual   budget   for  

â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Hancock â&#x2DC;&#x2026; â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Leicesterâ&#x2DC;&#x2026; +$1&2&. ² $V LQ *UDQYLOOH voters  in  Hancock  next  week  will  be   making  a  big  decision  on  ambulance   FRYHUDJH 6WUXJJOLQJ 9DOOH\ 5HVFXH Squad   Inc.,   which   serves   Hancock,   Granville   and   Rochester,   is   asking   IRUSHUFHQWPRUHIURPHDFKWRZQ )RU+DQFRFNWKDWZRXOGEH %XW :KLWH 5LYHU 9DOOH\ $PEX-­ lance   out   of   Bethel   is   offering   ser-­ YLFHLQ+DQFRFNIRU Representatives  from  the  agencies   will  make  their  case  at  town  meeting.   In   Hancock   and   Granville,   which   ERWKKROGWKHLUPHHWLQJVRQ7XHVGD\ the  question  may  be  moot  if  Roches-­ ter   at   its   Monday   town   meeting   de-­ FLGHVWRJRZLWK:KLWH5LYHU9DOOH\

/(,&(67(5²:KHQWKH\JDWK-­ er  at   the   Leicester   Meeting   House   IRUWRZQPHHWLQJQH[W0RQGD\DW p.m.,   and   at   the   polls   the   next   day,   residents  of  Leicester  will  elect  two   members   of   the   selectboard,   two   school   directors   and   a   variety   of   RWKHU WRZQ RIÂżFLDOV DQG FRQVLGHU D Ă&#x20AC;DW PXQLFLSDO EXGJHW DQG D VFKRRO EXGJHW ZLWK D  SHUFHQW LQFUHDVH LQ spending. Incumbent   selectboard   members   'LDQH %HQZDUH DQG 7RP %DUNHU are   running   for   three-­   and   two-­year   terms,   respectively.   School   board   members   Michelle   Pierpont   and   Connie  Carroll  are  also  running. In   fact,   there   are   no   contested   races  on  the  Leicester  ballot,  but  the  

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the  Lincoln   Community   School   of   XSIURPODVW \HDU 7KH UHSUHVHQWV DQ LQFUHDVH LQ VSHQGLQJ RI  RU  SHUFHQW 7KH\ ZLOO DOVR FRQVLGHU D 0RXQW Abraham  Union  High  School  spend-­ LQJSODQRI7KDWLVMXVW short  of  a  2  percent  increase. If   the   Lincoln   Community   and   Mount   Abe   school   budgets   are   passed  as  warned,  the  education  tax   rate   for   Lincoln   homeowners   is   es-­ WLPDWHG DW  SHU  RI DV-­ VHVVHG YDOXH RI WKHLU SURSHUW\ 7KDW LVFHQWVKLJKHUWKDQWKHFXUUHQW yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  rate. 7KH 0RXQW$EH EXGJHW YRWH ZLOO WDNHSODFHRQ7XHVGD\DPSP DW %XUQKDP +DOO 9RWHUV ZLOO HOHFW WRZQ RIÂżFLDOV E\ $XVWUDOLDQ EDOORW In   the   only   contested   race,   incum-­ bent   Wilbert   Clark   will   vie   with   -RVKXD2WH\IRUÂżUVWFRQVWDEOH $OVRE\$XVWUDOLDQEDOORWRQ7XHV-­ day,  Lincoln  voters  will  consider  the   proposed   Mount  Abe   school   spend-­ LQJ SODQ IRU ÂżVFDO \HDU  ZKLFKLVVHWDW7KDWLV just  short  of  a  2  percent  increase.

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(Orwell,  Continued  from  Page  15A) Arnebold  and  Town  Treasurer  Mark   Young   are   each   up   for   one-­year   terms.  Selectboard  members  Walker   James   and   Carla   Ochs   are   up   for   three-­   and   two-­year   terms,   respec-­ tively,  on  the  selectboard. Two   school   directors   are   seeking   re-­election:   Alyson   Audet   Eastman   for  a  three-­year  seat  and  Peter  Ochs   for  a  two-­year.

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PANTON  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Panton  residents  will   PDNHSHUVRQQHODQGWRZQÂżQDQFHGH-­ FLVLRQV IURP WKH Ă&#x20AC;RRU RI WKHLU WRZQ meeting  on  March  5,  and  weigh  in  on   proposed  union  school  spending  via   Australian  balloting  on  the  same  day.   )URP WKH Ă&#x20AC;RRU RI WRZQ PHHWLQJ which   will   begin   at   Panton   Town   Hall   at   10   a.m.   on   Tuesday,   resi-­ dents   will   reportedly   be   choosing   a   new   selectboard   member.   Select-­ man  Bill  Lanningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  term  will  expire,   and  Panton  Town  Clerk  Jean  Miller   said   Lanning   does   not   plan   to   seek   re-­election.  Nominations  will  be  ac-­ FHSWHGIURPWKHĂ&#x20AC;RRU Vergennes   Union   Elementary   School   board   member   Karrie   Bee-­ beâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   term   is   also   up,   and   she   will   seek  to  retain  her  seat.  Auditor  Chris   Cook  planned  to  step  down  as  an  au-­ ditor  in  March,  leaving  an  open  seat   there,   and   a   position   on   the   Panton   board  of  listers  remains  open  after  a   2012   resignation.   Nominations   will   be  sought  for  those  openings. The   selectboard   is   proposing   one   new  wrinkle  for  town  spending.  One   article   asks   residents   to   approve   a   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Highway  Capital  Project  Fundâ&#x20AC;?  that   would  set  aside  money  for  future  ma-­ jor  road  projects.  In  a  separate  article   devoted   to   reserve   funds,   residents   are   asked   to   devote   $20,000   to   that   new  fund.   Also   in   the   reserve   fund   article,   the   selectboard   is   seeking   infusions   RI FDVK LQWR ÂżYH H[LVWLQJ IXQGV $20,000   for   the   Highway   Capital   Equipment   Fund,   which   will   help   Panton   buy   trucks,   graders   and   the   like   in   the   future;Íž   $15,000   for   the   Town  Hall  Restoration  Fund;Íž  $2,000   apiece  for  the  Grader  Tire  Fund  and   the   Digitization   Fund,   which   will   help   pay   to   convert   town   record   to   digital   form;Íž   and   $1,000   to   the   Re-­ appraisal  Fund  to  help  pay  for  future   town-­wide  property  assessments. The   selectboard   is   also   proposing   a   general   fund   budget   of   $601,931.   0LOOHUVDLGWKDWÂżJXUHLVOHVVWKDQ percent   higher   than   the   2012   pro-­ posal.   Voters  will  also  look  at  $7,931  of   charitable  requests.   If   all   town   spending   is   approved,  

the  total   will   be   $669,931,   up   by   about  $24,000  from  2012.  The  major   difference   would   be   the   new   high-­ way  project  fund.   Voters   will   also   be   asked   at   the   Ă&#x20AC;RRU RI WRZQ PHHWLQJ WR DSSO\ D $40,000  budget  carryover  from  June   of   2012   to   the   Highway   Capital   Equipment  Fund.   Also  on  Tuesday,  Panton  residents   will   join   other   ANwSU   voters   in   weighing   in   on   proposed  Vergennes   Union  High  School  and  VUES  bud-­ gets.  Town  hall  will  be  open  for  Aus-­ tralian  balloting  from  8  a.m.  until  to   7  p.m. After   several   years   of   little   or   no   increases,  the  VUHS  board  proposed   a  5.98  percent  hike  to  about  $9.5  mil-­ lion.   A   major   increase   in   expected   special   education   costs   is   driving   VSHQGLQJ KLJKHU VFKRRO RIÂżFLDOV said.   The   VUES   board   is   proposing   to   raise   spending   by   4.7   percent   to   $4,085,252. 7KDW ÂżJXUH GRHV QRW LQFOXGH DQ article   that   would   devote   $25,000   to   the   schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   capital   improvement   fund.   The   board   added   that   article,   which  had  been  typical  in  past  years.   That  increase,  also  driven  in  part  by   special   education   costs,   followed   years   of   modest   spending   hikes,   in-­ cluding   the   current   budget,   which   rose  by  $20,500,  or  0.5  percent,  from   the  year  before.   According   to   ANwSU   estimates,   PRGLÂżHG E\ 3DQWRQÂśV &RPPRQ Level   of  Appraisal,   passage   of   both   union   school   budgets   could   lead   a   9.21-­cent   increase   in   the   townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   school  tax  rate.   A   9.21-­cent   increase   translates   to   about   $92   in   higher   taxes   per   $100,000   of   assessed   value,   assum-­ ing   that   a   resident   is   paying   taxes   based   on   the   full   value   of   a   home.   More  than  half  of  ANwSU  residents   received   school   tax   prebates   in   the   year  for  which  data  is  most  recently   available.   ANwSU  tax  rates  saw  little  or  no   increases  in  2012.  

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RIPTON  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   School-­related   deci-­ sions   will   dominate   Riptonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   town   meeting  agenda  this  year. Those  decisions  will  include  votes   on   two   proposed   20-­year   bond   is-­ VXHV²RQHWRÂżQDQFHDQHZURRIIRU the  local  elementary  school,  and  the   other   to   fund   a   series   of   solar   pan-­ els  that  would  be  placed  on  the  new   structure. School   directors   are   seeking   per-­ mission   to   spend   up   to   $250,000   to   install   a   new   standing   seam   roof   to   replace   the   current   one,   which   has  

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dent  Perry  Hanson  will  run  for  a  two-­ year  term  on  the  school  board  but  the   VHFRQGYDFDQF\ZLOOKDYHWREH¿OOHG through   a   write-­in   campaign   or   by   appointment. The   annual   meeting   will   be   held   on  Monday,  March  4,  at  7:30  p.m.  at   the  Ripton  Community  House.  Aus-­ tralian   ballot   voting   will   take   place   the  next  day,  from  7  a.m.  to  7  p.m.,  at   WKH5LSWRQWRZQRI¿FH

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exceeded  its  20-­year  life  expectancy   and   has   occasionally   sprung   some   leaks.   Plans   call   for   the   district   to   take  $100,000  from  the  schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  cap-­ ital  reserve  fund  to  take  the  price  tag   down  to  $150,000. If   townspeople   approve   the   new   roof,   the   results   of   the   second   ref-­ erendum  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  on  whether  to  spend  up   to   $207,400   on   solar   panels   for   the   roof   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   will   hold   sway.   Monkton-­ based   Addison   Renewable   Energy   would   place   200   solar   panels,   cov-­ ering   roughly   3,500   square   feet,   on   the  south  facing  portion  of  the  roof.   The  project  would  generate  power  to  

help  reduce  the  schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  dependence   on  conventional  electricity  to  operate   lights,  computers  and  other  devices.   The  town  would  be  able  to  reduce  its   payback   on   the   project   by   $77,000,   the   amount   of   a   grant   through   the   stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Small   Scale   Renewable   En-­ ergy   Incentive   Program.   That   grant   money   would   bring   the   project   cost   down  to  $130,400. Ripton   Elementary   School   direc-­ tors   are   pitching   a   2013-­14   spend-­ ing   plan   of   $808,931,   a   4.33-­per-­ cent   increase   ($33,571)   compared   to   this   year.   Roughly   $12,000   of   that   increase   is   related   to   expected   salary   increases,   while   health   insur-­ ance   costs   are   expected   to   rise   11.3   SHUFHQW7KH EXGJHW DOVR UHĂ&#x20AC;HFWV DQ increase  in  personnel  to  offset  an  an-­ ticipated  maternity  leave,  as  well  as   a  substantial  bump  in  transportation   costs  associated  with  a  new  bus  that   will  bring  in  tuitioned  students  from   Granville   and   Hancock.   The   tuition   receipts   are   expected   to   more   than   make   up   for   those   extra   transporta-­ WLRQFRVWVRIÂżFLDOVVDLG The   tax-­affecting   portion   of   the   school  budget  is  expected  to  rise  by   1.7  percent,  producing  a  local  home-­ stead   education   property   tax   rate   of   $1.61  per  $100  in  property  value.

Voters  will   also   be   asked   to   set   aside   $25,000   into   an   education   re-­ serve  fund. The   Ripton   selectboard   is   pro-­ posing   a   2013   highway   budget   of     $294,679,   down   from   the   $353,350   approved   last   year.   The   decrease   is   associated   with   some   extraordinary   road   repair   costs   that   occurred   last   year   as   a   result   of   Tropical   Storm   Irene  and  a  May  29  storm. The  proposed  general  fund  budget   comes  in  at  $266,637,  down  from  the   $270,711  OKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  last  year. Other  articles  on  the  Ripton  town   meeting  warning  seek: Â&#x2021;  WR KHOS SD\ IRU 5LSWRQ ÂżUHDQGUHVFXHVHUYLFHV Â&#x2021; $FRPELQHGWRWDORIIRU various   Addison   County   nonprof-­ its   that   provide   services   to  Addison   County  residents. Â&#x2021; 6XSSRUW IRU D SHWLWLRQHG DGYL-­ sory   item   opposing   the   transport   of   tar  sands  oil  through  Vermont. There   will   be   no   contested   local   elections  in  Ripton  this  year.  Incum-­ bent  Selectman  Richard  Collitt  is  un-­ opposed  for  a  three-­year  term. Meanwhile,   incumbent   Ripton   Elementary   School   board   members   Willem   Jewett   and   Michael   Hussey   are  not  running  for  re-­election.  Resi-­

SALISBURY  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Salisbury   vot-­ HUVWKLV\HDUZLOOÂżHOGDWRZQPHHW-­ ing   agenda   that   will   include   a   two-­ person   race   for   the   selectboard   and   a  proposed  elementary  school  budget   calling   for   a   7.82-­percent   spending   increase. Residents  Tom   Scanlon   and   Mar-­ tha   Sullivan   will   vie   for   a   two-­year   term   on   the   Salisbury   selectboard.   Meanwhile,   incumbent   Selectman   Jonathan   Blake   is   unopposed   in   his   bid   for   a   three-­year   term   on   the   board. Among   other   uncontested   races   in   Salisbury,   incumbent   Salisbury   School   Board   members   Gretchen   Huestis   and   John   Nuceder   are   run-­ ning  for  new  terms  of  two  and  three   years,  respectively.  Incumbent  Laura   Lass   is   seeking   another   three   years   representing   Salisbury   on   the   UD-­3   school  board. Voters   will   decide   a   proposed   2013-­2014   Salisbury   Community   School  spending  plan  of  $1,560,529,   a   bump   of   7.82   percent   ($113,210)   compared  to  this  year.  The  increase  is   ODUJHO\ UHODWHG WR VDODU\ DQG EHQHÂżWV increases,  along  with  a  one-­time  pur-­ chase  of  computer  equipment  for  the   school.   Salisbury   will   be   able   to   tap   into  a  fund  balance  carried  over  from   WKHSUHYLRXV\HDUWRKHOSVRIWHQWKHÂż-­ nancial  impact  of  the  new  equipment. Due   to   the   Common   Level   of   Appraisal   ratio   and   other   factors,   the   proposed   budget   is   expected   to   produce   a   local   homestead   educa-­ tion   property   tax   rate   of   $1.669   per   $100   in   property   value,   an   increase   of  12.43  percent. The  selectboard  is  proposing  a  gen-­ eral  fund  budget  of  $189,915,  up  from   the  $177,661  approved  last  year. The   proposed   highway   budget   comes  in  at  $390,878,  down  from  the   $405,972  endorsed  by  voters  last  year. Residents   will   also   be   asked   if   they   want   to   designate   the   town   of   Salisbury   as   a   Property   Assessed   Clean   Energy   (PACE)   District   and   authorize   the   selectboard   to   enter   LQWR DQ DJUHHPHQW ZLWK (IÂżFLHQF\ Vermont   to   administer   the   PACE   home  energy  improvements  program   on   behalf   of   the   town,   and   arrange   IRUWKHSURYLVLRQRIÂżQDQFLQJWRSDU-­ ticipating  property  owners  (provided   WKDWVXFKÂżQDQFLQJGRHVQRWUHTXLUH any   indebtedness   to   be   incurred   by   the  town). 6DOLVEXU\ YRWHUV ZLOO DOVR ÂżHOG D combined   total   of   $66,235   to   assist   YDULRXV $GGLVRQ &RXQW\ QRQSURÂżW organizations   that   provide   services   to  local  residents. The  annual  meeting  will  be  held  at   the   community   school   on   Monday,   March  4,  at  7  p.m.  Australian  ballot   voting   will   take   place   the   next   day,   from  8  a.m.  to  7  p.m.,  at  the  town  of-­ ÂżFHV (Continued  on  Page  17A)


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â&#x2DC;&#x2026;Shorehamâ&#x2DC;&#x2026; SHOREHAM  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Shoreham   resi-­ dents   Howard   Campbell   and   Colin   Davis  will  vie  for  a  two-­year  term  on   the  Shoreham  Planning  Commission   in   the   only   race   on   the   Shoreham   Town  Meeting  ballot. Four  posts  on  the  town  selectboard   will  be  in  play  on  Town  Meeting  Day,   though   none   of   them   are   contested.   Incumbent   Selectman   Stephen   Go-­ odrich   is   running   for   a   three-­year   term,   while   fellow   incumbents   Paul   Saenger  and  Sanford  Witherell  Jr.  are   seeking  terms  of  one  year  each.  And   Mark  Spitzner  is  unopposed  in  seek-­ ing   the   one   year   left   on   a   term   be-­ ing   vacated   by   Selectwoman   Karen   Shackett. Incumbent   Shoreham   Elementary   School  board  members  Ben  Cadoret   and  Bruce  Perlow  are  unopposed  for   terms  of  three  and  two  years,  respec-­ tively.  Michelle  Patterson  is  seeking   a  one-­year  term  on  the  panel. The  Shoreham  selectboard  is  pro-­ posing  a  2013-­2014  highway  budget   of   $613,114,   representing   a   7-­per-­ cent   increase   compared   to   the   cur-­ rent  spending  plan  of  $573,841.  The   LQFUHDVH LQ SDUW UHĂ&#x20AC;HFWV LQFUHDVHG costs   of   road   supplies,   according   to   RIÂżFLDOV The  general  fund  budget  proposal   comes   in   at   $246,803,   up   3   percent   compared   to   this   yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   spending   plan   of   $240,257.   That   increase   in   SDUW UHĂ&#x20AC;HFWV VRPH DGGLWLRQDO RIÂżFH equipment  needs. School   directors   in   Shoreham   are   proposing   a   2013-­14   elementary   school  budget  of  $1,467,825,  repre-­ senting  a  2.9-­percent  boost  in  spend-­ ing   compared   to   this   year.   Much   of   the   $41,424   increase   is   associated   with   contracted   bumps   in   salaries   DQG EHQHÂżWV 6FKRRO GLUHFWRUV DUH proposing   to   use   $52,000   in   fund   balance   carried   over   from   the   prior   year   to   reduce   the   impact   of   the   spending  plan. The  school  budget  would  produce   a  local  homestead  education  property   tax  rate  of  $1.57  per  $100  in  property   value,  representing  a  3.62  percent  in-­ crease  compared  to  this  year. Other  items  on  the  Shoreham  town   meeting  agenda  seek: Â&#x2021; WREHDGGHGWRDUHVHUYH IXQG IRU UHVFXH DQG ÂżUH GHSDUWPHQW vehicles  and  equipment. Â&#x2021;  IRU WKH SXUFKDVH RI D QHZSLFNXSWUXFNDQGSORZDÂżJXUH to  be  reduced  by  the  proceeds  of  the   sale  of  a  municipal  Ford  550  truck. Â&#x2021; WREHDGGHGWRWKHUHDS-­ praisal  reserve  fund. Â&#x2021;  IRU WKH 6KRUHKDP )HVWL-­ YDOÂżUHZRUNVGLVSOD\ Â&#x2021; $FRPELQHGWRWDORIIRU YDULRXV $GGLVRQ &RXQW\ QRQSURÂżWV that   provide   services   to   Shoreham   residents. The  annual  meeting  will  be  held  at   the  elementary  school  auditorium  be-­ ginning  at  6  p.m.  on  Monday,  March   4.  Australian   ballot   voting   will   take   place  the  next  day,  from  10  a.m.  to  7   SPDWWKHWRZQÂżUHKRXVH

â&#x2DC;&#x2026;Starksboroâ&#x2DC;&#x2026; STARKSBORO  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Starksboro   voters   will   gather   at   the   Robinson   Elementary   School   on   Saturday,   March   2,   at   9   a.m.   to   discuss   fairly   routine  town  meeting  issues  and  vote   on  budgets. Town  Clerk  Cheryl  Estey  said  that   the   town   was   asking   for   $502,329   in   General   Fund   spending   this  

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year,  which   represents   less   than   a   $5,000   increase   from   last   year.   The   Road  Equipment  Fund  is  asking  for   $86,590   compared   to   $82,085   last   year,   and   the   Fire   Equipment   Re-­ serve   Fund   is   asking   for   $30,328,   just  over  $400  more  than  last  year. Townspeople   will   also   decide   whether   Starksboro   will   become   a   Property   Assessed   Clean   Energy   town,  entering  an  agreement  with  Ef-­ ÂżFLHQF\9HUPRQWWRDGPLQLVWUDWHWKH 3$&( SURJUDPÂśV HQHUJ\ HIÂżFLHQF\ funding  to  Starksboro  homeowners. In   Australian   ballot   voting   on   Tuesday,  March  5,  from  7  a.m.  to  7   SPYRWHUVZLOOHOHFWWRZQRIÂżFHUV This  year  there  is  only  one  contested   race:   the   Library   Board   of   Trustees   has   two   three-­year   openings,   which   will   go   to   two   of   three   candidates   on  the  ballot:  Katie  Antos-­Ketcham,   Erin  Buckwalter  and  Liz  Fairchild. 2IÂżFLDOV XS IRU UHHOHFWLRQ LQ XQ-­ contested   races   are   Selectman   Mat   Norris   and   school   Director   Dennis   Hysko. The   proposed   Robinson   Elemen-­ tary   School   education   spending   SODQ IRU WKH FRPLQJ ÂżVFDO \HDU RI MONKTON  RESIDENT  MICHAEL  Bayer  rises  and  asks  a  question  about  the  town  report  on  Town  Meet-­ $2,161,139   represents   a   hike   of   ing  Day  2012  in  the  Monkton  Central  School  gymnasium. ,QGHSHQGHQWÂżOHSKRWR7UHQW&DPSEHOO $57,365,  or  2.7  percent.  It  will  be  up   for  a  vote  on  Tuesday. If  budgets  are  approved  as  warned,   the   Starksboro   municipal   tax   rate   is   tary   School   board   is   proposing   to   town   spending.   The   selectboard   is   to   raise   spending   by   4.7   percent   to   estimated  to  be  45.47  cents,  and  the   raise   spending   by   4.7   percent   to   requesting   $157,300   for   road   main-­ $4,085,252. school  tax  rate  would  be  $1.395.   $4,085,252. tenance,  up  about  $4,500  from  a  year   7KDWÂżJXUHGRHVQRWLQFOXGHDQDU-­ 7KDW ÂżJXUH GRHV QRW LQFOXGH DQ ago,  and  $71,650  for  town  administra-­ ticle  that  would  devote  $25,000  to  the   article   that   would   devote   $25,000   tive  expenses,  down  about  $900. schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   capital   improvement   fund.   to   the   schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   capital   improvement   7KDW ODWWHU ÂżJXUH LQFOXGHV  The   board   added   that   article,   which   fund.   The   board   added   that   article,   of   charitable   contributions,   the   most   had   been   typical   in   past   years.   That   which  had  been  typical  in  past  years.   notable  of  which  is  $9,205  for  the  Bix-­ increase,   also   driven   in   part   by   spe-­ 9(5*(11(6 ² 9HUJHQQHV That  increase,  also  driven  in  part  by   by  Memorial  Library  in  a  separate  ar-­ cial  education  costs,  followed  years  of   residents   will   gather   at   7:30   p.m.   special   education   costs   as   well   as   ticle.  That  amount  is  the  same  request   modest   spending   hikes,   including   the   RQ0DUFKLQWKH9HUJHQQHV2SHUD contracted   raises,   followed   years   of   PDGHLQ%L[E\RIÂżFLDOVKDGUH-­ current  budget,  which  rose  by  $20,500,   House  to  discuss  city  business.  They   modest   spending   hikes   that   include   quested   more,   but   eventually   decided   or  0.5  percent,  from  the  year  before.   are  also  invited  to  bring  a  dessert  for   the   current   budget,   which   rose   by   not  to  ask  for  increases  because  not  all   $FFRUGLQJ WR $1Z68 HVWLPDWHV a   social   gathering   starting   at   6:30   $20,500,   or   0.5   percent,   from   the   towns  went  along.  They  will  revisit  the   PRGLÂżHG E\ :DOWKDPÂśV &RPPRQ p.m.  at  the  theater  before  the  formal   year  before.   issue  in  the  coming  months.   Level   of   Appraisal,   passage   of   both   According   to   Addison   Northwest   annual  city  meeting  begins.   On   Tuesday,   Waltham   residents   union  school  budgets  could  lead  to  a   Then,   on   March   5   polls   will   be   6XSHUYLVRU\8QLRQHVWLPDWHVPRGL-­ ZLOODOVRMRLQRWKHU$1Z68YRWHUVLQ 9.6-­cent  increase  in  Walthamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  school   open   from   9   a.m.   to   7   p.m.   at   the   ÂżHG E\ WKH FLW\ÂśV &RPPRQ /HYHO ZHLJKLQJ LQ RQ SURSRVHG 98+6 DQG tax  rate.   FLW\ ÂżUH VWDWLRQ IRU FLW\ UHVLGHQWV WR of  Appraisal,   passage   of   both   union   98(6EXGJHWV7KHWRZQKDOOZLOOEH A   9.6-­cent   increase   translates   to   decide  contested  races  for  mayor  and   school  budgets  could  lead  to  an  8.7-­ open  for  Australian  balloting  from  10   $96   in   higher   taxes   per   $100,000   of   city  council  and  a  major  bond  vote.     FHQWLQFUHDVHLQWKH9HUJHQQHVVFKRRO a.m.  until  to  7  p.m. assessed  value,  assuming  that  a  resi-­ Incumbent  one-­term  alderman  Bill   tax  rate.   After  several  years  of  little  or  no  in-­ dent  is  paying  taxes  based  on  the  full   A   8.7-­cent   increase   translates   to   FUHDVHVWKH98+6ERDUGKDVSURSRVHG value   of   a   home.   More   than   half   of   Benton   is   facing   former   mayor   and   alderwoman  April  Jin  in  the  race  for   $87  in  higher  taxes  per  $100,000  of   a  5.98  percent  hike  to  about  $9.5  mil-­ $1Z68UHVLGHQWVUHFHLYHGVFKRROWD[ mayor,   while   four   experienced   can-­ assessed  value,  assuming  that  a  resi-­ lion.  A  major  increase  in  expected  spe-­ prebates  in  the  year  for  which  data  is   didates   are   seeking   three   seats   on   dent  is  paying  taxes  based  on  the  full   cial   education   costs   is   driving   spend-­ most  recently  available.   the   city   council:   incumbents   Peter   value  of  a  home. 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Also  on  the  ballot  will  be  the  city   municipal   budget   in   June   before   the   councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   $1.85   million   bond   pro-­ FLW\ÂśVQHZÂżVFDO\HDUEHJLQVRQ-XO\ posal   to   fund   a   new   police   station   on   North   Main   Street.   That   bond   would  fund  the  purchase  of  the  0.75-­ DFUH IRUPHU 9HUJHQQHV $XWR 6DOHV property   and   possibly   some   adja-­ cent   land,   site   development   costs,   WALTHAM  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Waltham  residents   design  and  permitting  expenses,  and   will  have  a  number  of  leadership  po-­ a   5,960-­square-­foot   building   with   VLWLRQV WR ÂżOO ZKHQ WKH\ JDWKHU IRU about  20  rooms.   their   annual   meeting   at   6   p.m.   on   &LW\ RIÂżFLDOV VDLG WKH PRVW WKH March  4,  at  the  Waltham  Town  Hall.   bond   could   add   to   the   city   tax   rate   Several   incumbents   will   seek   to   would   be   7.5   cents   a   year   at   the   EH UHQRPLQDWHG IURP WKH Ă&#x20AC;RRU RI height  of  annual  repayments.  Alder-­ WKHPHHWLQJEXWORQJWLPH9HUJHQQHV men   are   also   considering   devoting   8QLRQ +LJK 6FKRRO DQG $GGLVRQ non-­tax   revenue   to   the   project   that   1RUWKZHVW6XSHUYLVRU\8QLRQERDUG they   said   could   lower   that   amount   member  Kristin  Bristow  has  said  that   to  6.0  cents,  or  $120  in  new  annual   her  15  years  of  service  is  enough. taxes  on  a  $200,000  home.   Also  in  Waltham,  the  terms  of  Se-­ On   Tuesday,   city   residents   will   OHFWPDQ .HYLQ %RXUGRQ 9HUJHQQHV also  weigh  in  on  union  school  spend-­ 8QLRQ (OHPHQWDU\ 6FKRRO ERDUG ing.   member   Kate   Martin,   and   Town   After   several   years   of   little   or   no   Clerk  Mary  Kinson  also  all  expire  in   LQFUHDVHVWKH9HUJHQQHV8QLRQ+LJK March.   School   board   has   proposed   a   5.98   All  are  expected  to  seek  to  be  nom-­ percent   hike   to   about   $9.5   million.   LQDWHGIURPWKHĂ&#x20AC;RRURIWKH0RQGD\ A   major   spike   in   expected   special   evening  meeting.  The  town  also  has   education   costs   is   driving   spending   vacancies  on  the  boards  of  listers  and   KLJKHUVFKRRORIÂżFLDOVVDLG auditors.   7KH 9HUJHQQHV 8QLRQ (OHPHQ-­ There  is  little  change  in  proposed  

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â&#x2DC;&#x2026;Weybridgeâ&#x2DC;&#x2026; WEYBRIDGE  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Weybridge  vot-­ ers   at   their   town   meeting   will   elect   WKHLU ÂżUVW QHZ WRZQ FOHUNWUHDVXUHU in  more  than  a  quarter-­century  amid   an   embezzlement   investigation,   and   ÂżHOG DQ HOHPHQWDU\ VFKRRO EXGJHW WKDW RQFH DJDLQ UHĂ&#x20AC;HFWV D VSHQGLQJ decrease. Bethany   Bingham,   Scott   Wales   and   Judith   Loewer   are   running   for   a   three-­year   term   as   town   treasurer.   Bingham   and   Wales   will   also   com-­ pete   for   a   three-­year   term   as   town   clerk.   Those   candidates   are   seeking   to   replace   longtime   former   town   FOHUNWUHDVXUHU .DUHQ %ULVVRQ ZKR resigned  last  November  after  admit-­ ting  to  having  taken  money  from  the   town  coffers.  The  extent  of  the  theft   LVFXUUHQWO\EHLQJSUREHGE\9HUPRQW 6WDWH3ROLFHDQGWKH86$WWRUQH\ÂśV 2IÂżFH %ULVVRQÂśV FDVH ZLOO EH SURV-­ ecuted  in  federal  court. The  selectboard  has  commissioned   a  forensic  audit  of  the  town,  covering   the  past  7  years,  to  learn  the  extent  of   the  missing  money.  The  investigation   and  the  audit  could  not  be  completed   until  the  townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  computer  programs,   which   were   password-­protected,   could  be  accessed.  Those  passwords   were  recently  acquired  and  the  inves-­ tigation  continues,  according  to  town   RIÂżFLDOV:H\EULGJHÂśVLQVXUDQFHZLOO reimburse  up  to  $500,000  in  the  case   of  embezzlement,  though  the  policy   cannot  be  applied  to  the  costs  of  the   audit   and   related   expenses,   as   well   as   attorneysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   fees,   according   to   of-­ ÂżFLDOV Assistant   Town   Clerk   Brenda   Ja-­ ring   and   Assistant   Town   Clerk   and   Assistant  Treasurer  Beverly  Landon   have   stepped   in   to   help   at   the   town   RIÂżFHVLQWKHZDNHRI%ULVVRQÂśVUHV-­ ignation. Brissonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  oversight  of  town  funds   as   recently   as   last   November   has   complicated  2013-­2014  budget  plan-­ QLQJ DFFRUGLQJ WR WRZQ RIÂżFLDOV With   the   embezzlement   investiga-­ WLRQVWLOOLQĂ&#x20AC;X[WKHVHOHFWERDUGKDV put   together   proposed   highway   and   general  fund  spending  plans  that  are   level-­funded  in  most  areas. The   proposed   2013-­14   general   fund  budget  comes  in  at  $98,790,  an   (See  Weybridge,  Page  18A)


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Police (Continued  from  Page  1A) little   extra   to   move   the   department   into  a  new  space  at  the  BristolWorks   business  park. On   Town   Meeting   Day,   voters   of   the   Bristol   Police   Department   Spe-­ cial  Service  District  will  be  asked  to   consider   a   police   district   budget   of   $362,000,   that   represents   a   6.4   per-­ cent   increase   in   spending   compared   to  the  $343,728  budgeted  for  the  cur-­ rent  year. The  proposed  budget,  which  would   raise  more  than  $19,000  in  new  reve-­ nue  through  taxes,  features  a  $17,000   increase  in  the  departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  facilities   line   item   (from   $13,000   to   $30,000)   IRU WKH ÂżVFDO \HDU WKDW VWDUWV -XO\  The   increase   would   cover   rent   and   utilities  for  a  2,300-­square-­foot  space   at   BristolWorks   that   would   be   reno-­

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ly  hired  declined  to  accept  the  health   insurance  that  had  been  budgeted  for   him.   Questions   raised   at   the   hearings   included   inquiries   about   why   the   planning   commission   had   not   been   LQFOXGHG LQ SROLFH DQG ÂżUH IDFLOLW\ discussions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our   job   is   to   plan   the   buildings,   their   job   is   to   plan   the   direction   of   where   the   town   will   go,â&#x20AC;?   explained   selectboard  chair  Peeker  Heffernan. A   citizen   asked   whether   hav-­ ing   headquarters   outside   downtown   would   hinder   police.   Bristol   police   FXUUHQWO\ ZRUN RXW RI DQ RIÂżFH RQ South  Street. Gibbs   assured   the   public   that   the   BristolWorks  location  would  meet  all   of  the  departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  needs. Other  questions  focused  on  wheth-­

er  the  police  district  would  expand  to   town-­wide  service,  and  if  the  invest-­ ment   at   BristolWorks   made   sense   while  that  issue  was  still  open. Gibbs   and   Bryant   explained   that   they  believed  the  BristolWorks  facili-­ ty  would  be  adaptable  to  a  town-­wide   police  department.  In  fact,  Gibbs  said,   he   felt   as   though   expanding   before   the  department  had  an  appropriate  fa-­ cility  would  be  premature. The   second   public   hearing   on   the   police  department  will  precede  town   meeting   on   Monday,   March   4,   and   take   place   at   6   p.m.   in   Holley   Hall.   Voting   will   take   place   by  Australian   ballot   on   Tuesday,   March   5,   from   9   a.m.  to  7  p.m.  Only  the  voters  of  the   Bristol   Police   Department   Special   Service   District   will   be   eligible   to   vote.

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provide  food   to   low-­income   children   at   schools,   summer   camps   and   after-­ school  programs. .DUHQ+DXU\GLUHFWRURI$&$VDLG she  will  be  an  enthusiastic  participant   LQWKH+XQJHU&RXQFLO â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   think   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   very   important,â&#x20AC;?   she   said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  is  another  way  to  spread  the   word  so  people  know  whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  out  there   for  them.â&#x20AC;? 7KH +XQJHU &RXQFLO RI $GGLVRQ &RXQW\NLFNRIIPHHWLQJZLOOEHKHOG IURPWRDPDWWKH&RXQ-­ VHOLQJ 6HUYLFH RI $GGLVRQ &RXQW\ building  at  109  Exchange  St.  in  Mid-­ dlebury.  Anyone   seeking   more   infor-­ mation  about  the  meeting  should  con-­ tact  Anore  Horton  at  802-­865-­0255,  or   at  ahorton@hungerfreevt.org.

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Saxophonist wins performance honor Jia also shows talent on the French horn MIDDLEBURY  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   Mid-­ dlebury   College   Department   of   Music   announces   the   winner   of   the  2013  Beucher  Concerto  Com-­ petition:   Zitong   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bruceâ&#x20AC;?   Jia.   The   Middlebury   College   freshman   earned   the   honor   by   performing   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Scaramoucheâ&#x20AC;?   by   Darius   Mil-­ haud   on   the   saxophone.   Jia   will   now   go   on   to   perform   as   soloist   with   the   Middlebury   College   Or-­ chestra  in  a  public  concert  on  Fri-­ day,  March  15,  at  8  p.m.  in  the  Ma-­ haney  Center  for  the  Arts  Concert   Hall.  The  concert  is  free  and  open   to  the  public. -LD LV D ÂżUVW\HDU VWXGHQW IURP Toronto   and   will   likely   be   a   bio-­ chemistry   major   at   Middlebury.   He   possesses   diverse   skills   as   a   musician:   He   plays   saxophone   in   Middleburyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Sound   Investment   Jazz  Ensemble  and  French  horn  in   the   Middlebury   College   Orches-­ tra.   His   non-­academic   interests   LQFOXGHZDWFKLQJROGÂżOPVDQGHQ-­

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Books to be dedicated to babies in Bristol friends  are  invited  to  a  reception  on   Saturday,  March  9,  from  10:30  a.m.   to   noon   in   the   libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Room   downstairs.   It   has   become   a   fun  occasion  to  meet  other  families   and   their   babies   and   enjoy   conver-­ sation   and   refreshments   while   get-­ ting   acquainted.   The   collection   of   new  books,  purchased  for  this  occa-­ sion,  will  be  on  display  available  for   borrowing.   Anyone   unable   to   attend   the   re-­ ception  on  March  9  can  visit  the  li-­ brary  some  other  time  soon  to  check   out  the  books  on  display.  All  of  the   dedicated   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Books   for   Babiesâ&#x20AC;?   will   be   on   reserve   for   their   respective   babies   at   the   library   for   the   month  

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BABY  SYDNIE  COUSINEAU  and  her  family  attend  the  annual  Books  for  Babies  celebration  at  Lawrence  Me-­ morial  Library  in  2012.  At  the  event,  the  library  dedicated  a  childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  book  to  each  of  the  babies  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  including   Sydnie  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  born  in  Bristol  in  2011.  This  yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Books  for  Babies  dedication  is  on  Saturday,  March  9.

BRISTOL  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   Lawrence   Memorial   Library   is   celebrating   its   eighth   year   of   the   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Books   for   Babiesâ&#x20AC;?   program,   in   which   a   new   picture   book   is   dedicated   to   each   baby/toddler   born   to   a   family   in   Bristol  in  the  previous  year.  Thanks   to   joint   funding   support   from   the   (now  retired)  Bristol  Outlook  Club   and   Wells   Mountain   Foundation,   the   library   was   able   to   purchase   books   for   all   39   babies   born   dur-­ ing   2012.   Families   may   come   in   and   select   one   of   the   39   books   to   receive   a   bookplate   bearing   their   childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  name.   To   celebrate   the   occasion   of   the   book   dedication,   families   and  

WRGHOLEHUDWHEHWZHHQDODUJHÂżHOG of  talented   competitors.   Though   discussions   continued   for   quite   a   long   time,   the   eventual   decision   was  unanimous.   This   yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   judges   were   David   Neiweem,   member   of   the   Univer-­ sity  of  Vermont  Music  Department   faculty,   vocalist   and   choral   direc-­ tor;Íž  and  Hilary  Hatch,  violinist  and   violist  with  the  Vermont  Sympho-­ ny  Orchestra. The   Alan   and   Joyce   Beucher   Concerto   Competition   was   es-­ tablished   by   a   gift   from   Susan   Beucher  Cady  and  George  L.  Cady   â&#x20AC;&#x2122;72,  P  â&#x20AC;&#x2122;08,  â&#x20AC;&#x2122;11,  in  honor  of  Susanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   parents.   Alan   and   Joyce   Beucher   both   had   careers   in   music:   Alan   was   the   master   of   ceremonies   for   Radio   City   Music   Hall,   where   he   sang  and  introduced  the  Rockettes   for  more  than  20,000  performanc-­ ZITONG  â&#x20AC;&#x153;BRUCEâ&#x20AC;?  JIA es;Íž   and   Joyce   taught   elementary   school  music  and  performed  choral   joying  ice  cream  and  dark  chocolate. works  on  Long  Island. Auditions  for  the  concerto  compe-­ For   more   information,   call   the   tition  were  held  in  January  at  the  Ma-­ Department   of   Music   at   802-­443-­ KDQH\&HQWHUIRUWKH$UWV7KHÂżHOG 5221  or  go  to  http://go.middlebury. was  very  strong,  and  the  judges  had   edu/music.

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