Chili Festival Preparations for the Vermont Chili Festival in Middlebury on March 8 are brewing. See Page 11A.
The VUHS boys will host a playoff game for sure after winnng on Tuesday. See Sports, Page 1B.
A Saturday morning clinic at Porter Hospital is being led by Dr. Maya Zimmermann. See Page 3A.
INDEPENDENT Vol. 68 No. 8
Thursday, February 20, 2014
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STUDENT JACK- SON COFFEY, above, competes in the Vergennes Union Elemen- tary School winter Olympic games that the school organized to coin- cide with the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. Left, Jacob Aunch- man, back, Keaton St. Martin, Jackson Bennett and Gavin Grady race in the four-man bobsled competition last week. Independent photos/ Trent Campbell
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PAGE Â 2A Â â€” Â Addison Â Independent, Â Thursday, Â February Â 20, Â 2014
Sick Â leave Â bill Â advances Critics Â argue Â measure Â would Â place Â burden Â on Â businesses
Going Â for Â gold DAN Â FREEMAN, Â OWNER Â of Â Dan Â Freemanâ€™s Â Leatherworks Â in Â Middlebury, Â recently Â completed Â a Â pair Â of Â boots Â made Â with Â gold Â leather Â for Â a Â client Â planning Â to Â wear Â them Â during Â Mardi Â Gras Â festivities Â in Â New Â Orleans Â next Â month. Independent Â photo/Trent Â Campbell
VUES Â to Â introduce Â read-Âa-Âthon By Â ANDY Â KIRKALDY Â VERGENNES Â â€” Â Thanks Â to Â a Â link Â between Â the Â two Â schools, Â Vergennes Â Union Â Elementary Â School Â this Â win-Â ter Â is Â borrowing Â an Â educational Â fun-Â draising Â tactic Â from Â Middleburyâ€™s Â Mary Â Hogan Â School. On Â Feb. Â 28, Â an Â all-Âschool Â as-Â sembly Â at Â VUES Â will Â kick Â off Â that Â schoolâ€™s Â â€œRead-Âa-ÂThon,â€? Â in Â which Â pupils Â can Â earn Â money Â for Â a Â future Â bonus Â program Â at Â VUES Â by Â reading Â books Â outside Â of Â the Â classroom Â and Â being Â paid Â to Â do Â so Â by Â sponsors, Â pos-Â sibly Â at Â the Â suggested Â rate Â of Â a Â penny Â a Â minute. That Â approach Â has Â worked Â well Â at Â Mary Â Hogan Â since Â 2011, Â ac-Â FRUGLQJ WR 0DU\ +RJDQ ÂżUVWJUDGH teacher Â Melissa Â Flint Â â€” Â who Â is Â also Â D :DOWKDP UHVLGHQW DQG ÂżUVWJUDGH parent Â at Â VUES. Flint Â and Â Michelle Â Eckels, Â a Â Ver-Â gennes Â resident Â and Â VUES Â third-Â grade Â parent, Â approached Â the Â VUES Â school-Âcommunity Â organization Â and Â JRWLWVEOHVVLQJEXWQRÂżQDQFLDOVXS-Â port, Â to Â introduce Â the Â Read-Âa-ÂThon Â to Â the Â Vergennes Â school. Â â€œI Â just Â wanted Â to Â bring Â that Â sense Â of Â excitement Â to Â this Â school,â€? Â Flint Â said. Â Flint Â said Â she Â doesnâ€™t Â know Â how Â much Â money Â to Â expect Â the Â VUES Â Read-Âa-ÂThon Â to Â raise, Â although Â she Â
hopes Â to Â earn Â enough Â to Â allow Â VUES Â to Â afford Â an Â artist-Âin-Âresidence Â dur-Â ing Â the Â next Â academic Â year. â€œI Â said Â to Â my Â husband Â Iâ€™d Â be Â hap-Â py Â if Â we Â got Â $5,000, Â and Â he Â said Â go Â low,â€? Â she Â said. Flint Â is Â happy Â to Â report Â a Â half-Â dozen Â civic Â groups Â have Â helped Â fun-Â draising Â outside Â of Â student Â sponsor-Â ship Â to Â get Â off Â to Â a Â good Â start. Â They Â do Â not Â plan Â to Â ask Â city Â busi-Â nesses Â for Â cash, Â but Â hope Â merchants Â will Â allow Â them Â to Â put Â up Â signs Â in Â windows Â or Â otherwise Â encourage Â young Â readers. Â â€œWeâ€™re Â not Â asking Â community Â businesses Â to Â give Â money, Â but Â to Â show Â support Â for Â it,â€? Â Flint Â said. Â â€œWeâ€™re Â trying Â to Â get Â the Â word Â out Â to Â the Â community Â that Â this Â is Â happening Â at Â the Â school.â€? In Â fact, Â encouraging Â young Â readers Â is Â the Â other, Â and Â probably Â more Â im-Â SRUWDQW EHQHÂżW WR WKH 5HDGD7KRQ approach Â to Â fundraising. Â Âł:H UHDOO\ ZDQW WKHP WR ÂżQG D pure Â love Â for Â reading. Â If Â they Â havenâ€™t Â been Â a Â reader Â before, Â maybe Â they Â will Â become Â a Â reader,â€? Â Flint Â said. Â â€œThe Â biggest Â goal Â here Â is Â we Â wanted Â to Â get Â kids Â reading Â and Â have Â fun Â with Â it.â€? Reading Â targets Â vary Â by Â grade Â OHYHO.LQGHUJDUWHQHUVDQGÂżUVWDQG second-Âgraders Â will Â be Â asked Â to Â read Â
15 Â minutes Â a Â day;Íž Â third-Â Â and Â fourth-Â JUDGHUV PLQXWHV DQG ÂżIWK DQG sixth-Âgraders, Â 35 Â minutes. Â Younger Â students Â can Â count Â the Â time Â their Â par-Â ents Â read Â to Â them, Â and Â teachers Â will Â keep Â a Â running Â tally Â of Â reading Â time Â totals. Individuals Â and Â classrooms Â that Â perform Â well Â will Â be Â rewarded. Â â€œThundercatâ€? Â readers, Â individuals Â who Â do Â the Â best, Â can Â earn Â extra Â treats Â from Â the Â schoolâ€™s Â healthy Â snack Â cart, Â and Â high-Âperforming Â classrooms Â can Â earn Â extra Â time Â in Â the Â city Â swimming Â pool Â for Â younger Â students Â and Â on Â the Â Vergennes Â Union Â High Â School Â ropes Â course Â for Â older Â groups. Flint Â believes Â VUES Â pupils, Â who Â are Â seeking Â sponsors Â now, Â are Â buy-Â ing Â in. Â â€œThe Â kids Â are Â pumped Â up Â about Â it,â€? Â she Â said. Â Flint Â and Â Eckels Â are Â eager Â to Â see Â how Â the Â Read-Âa-ÂThon Â effort Â plays Â out Â at Â VUES. Â â€œMichelle Â and Â I Â are Â just Â excited Â about Â learning Â as Â we Â go. Â How Â many Â are Â going Â to Â be Â Thundercat Â readers? Â Are Â we Â going Â to Â get Â 100 Â percent Â participation?â€? Â Flint Â said. Â â€œWeâ€™re Â curious Â to Â see Â what Â kind Â of Â response Â we Â get Â in Â the Â community Â and Â the Â school.â€? Andy Â Kirkaldy Â may Â be Â reached Â at Â email@example.com.
By Â JOHN Â FLOWERS she Â was Â told Â that Â San Â Francisco Â busi-Â â€œAct Â 48 Â means Â every Â Vermonter Â BRISTOL Â â€” Â A Â bill Â that Â would Â re-Â ness Â owners Â had Â expressed Â similar Â will Â have Â health Â care,â€? Â said Â Middle-Â quire Â many Â Vermont Â businesses Â to Â trepidations Â about Â the Â new Â law. Â But Â bury Â resident Â and Â longtime Â single-Â allow Â their Â employees Â to Â accrue Â paid Â recent Â reports Â indicate Â those Â busi-Â payer Â advocate Â Ellen Â Oxfeld. Â She Â sick Â time Â is Â advancing Â in Â the Â House, Â ness Â owners Â are Â pleased Â with Â the Â law Â argued Â that Â a Â single-Âpayer Â system Â where Â the Â measure Â has Â unleashed Â a Â because Â it Â results Â in Â them Â not Â having Â would Â lead Â to Â less Â billing Â chores Â and Â great Â deal Â of Â debate Â about Â the Â poten-Â to Â train Â as Â many Â replacement Â work-Â bureaucracy. tial Â impact Â on Â businesses. ers, Â according Â to Â Ayer, Â the Â Senate Â â€œWith Â one Â payer, Â you Â can Â control Â That Â bill, Â H.208, Â was Â one Â of Â sev-Â majority Â whip. the Â price,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œThere Â is Â more Â eral Â topics Â discussed Â at Â Mondayâ€™s Â â€œYou Â are Â losing Â more Â productive Â price Â control, Â and Â we Â desperately Â legislative Â breakfast Â in Â Bristol. time Â when Â you Â are Â training Â a Â new Â need Â price Â control.â€? The Â House Â Committee Â on Â Gen-Â personâ€? Â to Â replace Â someone Â who Â had Â Rep. Â Mike Â Fisher, Â D-ÂLincoln, Â eral, Â Housing Â and Â to Â leave Â because Â of Â acknowledged Â the Â Legislature Â will Â Military Â Affairs Â re-Â repeated Â absences, Â have Â many Â details Â to Â work Â out Â dur-Â cently Â voted Â out, Â by Â a Â according Â to Â Ayer. ing Â the Â next Â three Â years Â before Â a Â sin-Â 6-Â1-Â1 Â vote, Â a Â bill Â that Â Van Â Wyck Â said Â gle-Âpayer Â system Â can Â become Â a Â real-Â would Â allow Â workers Â Vermont Â cannot Â be Â ity. Â Fisher Â is Â chairman Â of Â the Â House Â at Â businesses Â with Â compared Â to Â an Â ur-Â Health Â Care Â Committee. more Â than Â 5 Â employ-Â ban Â center Â like Â San Â â€œMy Â highest Â priority Â is Â wringing Â ees Â to Â accrue Â up Â to Â Francisco Â and Â there-Â all Â the Â savings Â out Â of Â the Â system Â that Â seven Â earned Â sick Â fore Â believes Â the Â donâ€™t Â go Â to Â anyoneâ€™s Â care,â€? Â Fisher Â days Â per Â year Â that Â impact Â of Â the Â new Â said. would Â not Â carry Â over. Â law Â will Â be Â different Â But Â the Â General Â Assembly Â is Â far Â This Â would Â trans-Â on Â local Â businesses, Â from Â unanimous Â in Â its Â support Â for Â a Â late Â into Â one Â hour Â of Â most Â of Â which Â are Â single-Âpayer Â system. sick Â time Â per Â 30-Âhour Â quite Â small. Â Van Â Wyck Â expressed Â some Â of Â his Â work Â week. Bill Â H.208 Â is Â cur-Â concerns. Proponents Â say Â rently Â being Â re-Â â€œI Â donâ€™t Â share Â all Â the Â rosy Â predic-Â the Â bill Â would Â pro-Â viewed Â by Â the Â House Â tions Â people Â have Â about Â health Â care,â€? Â SEN. Â Â CLAIRE Â Â AYER vide Â more Â job Â secu-Â A p p r o p r i a t i o n s Â Van Â Wyck Â said. rity Â for Â workers, Â while Â helping Â to Â Committee. He Â referenced Â problems Â with Â prevent Â the Â spread Â of Â illnesses Â in Â Participants Â at Â Mondayâ€™s Â breakfast Â single-Âpayer Â systems Â in Â such Â coun-Â the Â workplace. Â Opponents Â believe Â also Â discussed Â water Â quality Â issues Â tries Â as Â Canada Â and Â the Â United Â the Â bill Â would Â foist Â another Â regula-Â and Â the Â stateâ€™s Â ongoing Â health Â care Â .LQJGRPFLWLQJVSHFLÂżFDOO\ORQJHU tion Â on Â businesses Â that Â continue Â to Â reform Â effort. waiting Â times Â for Â some Â procedures. Â struggle Â in Â an Â economy Â on Â the Â re-Â Ayer, Â chairwoman Â of Â the Â Senate Â Van Â Wyck Â predicted Â many Â medical Â bound. Â Earned Â sick Â leave Â require-Â Health Â and Â Welfare Â specialists Â would Â ments Â have Â been Â adopted Â in Â San Â Committee, Â ex-Â leave Â the Â state Â if Â a Â Francisco Â (by Â ballot Â initiative) Â and Â plained Â lawmakers Â single-Âpayer Â system Â Connecticut Â (by Â legislative Â action), Â have Â the Â goal Â of Â es-Â is Â adopted. Â He Â said Â according Â to Â local Â lawmakers. Â In Â tablishing Â a Â single-Â Vermont Â should Â in-Â San Â Francisco, Â workers Â earn Â one Â payer Â health Â care Â stead Â recruit Â more Â hour Â of Â paid Â sick Â time Â for Â every Â system Â by Â January Â of Â insurance Â compa-Â 30 Â hours Â worked. Â Workers Â in Â busi-Â 2017, Â per Â the Â terms Â of Â nies Â to Â serve Â the Â nesses Â with Â 10 Â or Â fewer Â employees Â Act Â 48. Â In Â the Â mean-Â population, Â an Â ac-Â HDUQXSWRÂżYHGD\VSHU\HDUZKLOH time, Â Vermont Â has Â es-Â tion Â he Â said Â would Â workers Â at Â larger Â businesses Â earn Â tablished Â a Â federally Â prompt Â rates Â to Â go Â nine Â days Â per Â year. mandated Â health Â care Â down. The Â Connecticut Â law Â applies Â to Â exchange Â (Vermont Â Rep. Â Harvey Â businesses Â with Â 50 Â or Â more Â employ-Â Health Â Connect) Â that Â Smith, Â R-ÂNew Â Ha-Â ees, Â and Â manufacturing Â industries Â is Â currently Â enroll-Â ven, Â said Â he Â has Â are Â exempt. ing Â individuals Â and Â heard Â stories Â of Â some Â Rep. Â Warren Â Van Â Wyck, Â R-ÂFer-Â small Â businesses Â for Â LQGLYLGXDOV ÂżQGLQJ risburgh, Â was Â the Â lone Â member Â of Â a Â variety Â of Â insurance Â their Â premium Â costs Â the Â House Â Committee Â on Â General, Â plans. doubleâ€? Â REP. Â Â HARVEY Â Â SMITH â€œalmost Â Housing Â and Â Military Â Affairs Â to Â vote Â She Â said Â Vermont Â through Â Vermont Â against Â the Â plan. Â He Â said Â he Â based Â will Â request Â a Â waiver Â from Â the Â fed-Â Health Â Connect. Â And Â he Â believes Â that Â vote Â largely Â on Â comments Â from Â eral Â government Â to Â allow Â it Â to Â au-Â some Â Vermont Â businesses Â will Â seri-Â small Â business Â owners Â who Â said Â the Â tonomously Â use Â its Â Medicaid Â and Â ously Â consider Â leaving Â the Â state Â if Â a Â new Â regulation Â could Â force Â them Â to Â Medicare Â money Â for Â a Â single-Âpayer Â single-Âpayer Â system Â is Â established. close. system. Â Ayer Â and Â other Â state Â law-Â â€œA Â lot Â of Â businesses Â are Â very Â ner-Â â€œThe Â overall Â impact Â on Â business Â PDNHUVEHOLHYHPRUHHIÂżFLHQWXVHRI vousâ€Ś Â â€? Â Smith Â said. Â â€œI Â would Â urge Â would Â be Â negative,â€? Â Van Â Wyck Â said, Â those Â funds, Â coupled Â with Â adminis-Â caution Â as Â we Â move Â forward.â€? adding Â he Â believes Â it Â might Â result Â in Â trative Â savings Â and Â tax Â assessments, Â Reporter Â John Â Flowers Â is Â at Â fewer Â business Â start-Âups. FRXOG HIIHFWLYHO\ VXEVLGL]H DQ HIÂż-Â firstname.lastname@example.org. Sen. Â Claire Â Ayer, Â D-ÂAddison, Â said Â cient Â single-Âpayer Â system.
ANwSU Â school Â head Â candidate Â withdraws By Â ANDY Â KIRKALDY VERGENNES Â â€” Â One Â of Â the Â WZR ÂżQDOLVWV IRU WKH SRVW RI$GGL-Â son Â Northwest Â Supervisory Â Union Â superintendent Â withdrew Â his Â can-Â didacy Â late Â last Â week, Â according Â to Â $1Z68RIÂżFLDOVOHDYLQJ$1Z68 ZLWKMXVWRQHÂżQDOLVWIRUWKHMRE Former Â South Â Burlington Â Assis-Â tant Â Superintendent Â and Â Vermont Â School Â Board Â Association Â Director Â Winton Â Goodrich Â told Â the Â ANwSU Â superintendent Â search Â committee Â that Â he Â had Â one Â job Â offer Â already Â DQGZDVDÂżQDOLVWIRUDQRWKHUSRVW According Â to Â an Â email Â sent Â to Â all Â ANwSU Â staff Â by Â a Â search Â committee Â member, Â Goodrich Â will Â accept Â the Â ÂżUVWRIIHULIQRWRIIHUHGWKHVHFRQG Current Â ANwSU Â Assistant Â Su-Â perintendent Â and Â Addison Â Central Â School Â Principal Â Wayne Â Howe Â also Â recently Â withdrew Â his Â candidacy Â after Â accepting Â an Â offer Â to Â become Â WKH 1RUWKÂżHOG (OHPHQWDU\ 6FKRRO principal.
That Â leaves Â current Â Orleans Â Southwest Â Supervisory Â Union Â Superintendent Â JoAn Â Canning Â to Â visit Â ANwSU Â schools Â on Â Monday, Â meet Â with Â the Â public Â during Â that Â afternoon, Â and Â sit Â with Â the Â ANwSU Â ERDUGWKDWHYHQLQJIRUDÂżQDOLQWHU-Â view. Canning, Â who Â has Â both Â an Â un-Â dergraduate Â degree Â and Â a Â doctorate Â from Â the Â University Â of Â Vermont, Â has Â served Â in Â Hardwick Â as Â the Â Orleans Â Southwest Â school Â head Â since Â 2010. Â That Â supervisory Â union Â includes Â nine Â schools Â and Â about Â 1,100 Â stu-Â dents, Â according Â to Â her Â rĂŠsumĂŠ. Â Be-Â fore Â then, Â she Â was Â an Â assistant Â su-Â perintendent Â in Â South Â Burlington, Â her Â hometown, Â for Â six Â years. Canning Â also Â has Â extensive Â expe-Â rience Â in Â special Â education, Â includ-Â ing Â a Â three-Âyear Â stint Â in Â ANwSU Â between Â 1991 Â and Â 1994. The Â ANwSU Â board Â is Â inviting Â members Â of Â the Â public Â to Â VUHS Â at Â 3:30 Â p.m. Â on Â Monday Â to Â meet Â and Â
question Â Canning. Â Her Â rĂŠsumĂŠ Â is Â also Â available Â for Â review Â at Â anwsu. org Â by Â clicking Â on Â the Â â€œSuperinten-Â dent Â Screening Â Committeeâ€? Â link. According Â to Â an Â email Â from Â AN-Â wSU Â board Â chairwoman Â Laurie Â Gutowski, Â â€œThe Â school Â board Â will Â use Â your Â feedback Â from Â the Â forums Â WRDVVLVWZLWKWKHLUÂżQDOGHFLVLRQÂ´ The Â ANwSU Â board Â will Â meet Â at Â 6 Â p.m. Â on Â that Â Monday Â and Â interview Â Canning Â in Â an Â executive Â session. Â Typically, Â if Â such Â a Â visit Â and Â in-Â terview Â day Â goes Â well, Â a Â job Â offer Â is Â made Â at Â its Â conclusion. Â Goodrichâ€™s Â withdrawal Â is Â not Â entirely Â surprising. Â ANwSU Â Su-Â perintendent Â Tom Â Oâ€™Brien, Â whose Â soon-Âto-Âconclude Â 13-Âyear Â tenure Â is Â one Â of Â the Â longest Â in Â Vermont, Â con-Â ÂżUPHG WKLV ZHHN WKHUH DUH DW OHDVW 16 Â anticipated Â superintendency Â openings Â in Â the Â state Â for Â the Â next Â school Â year. Andy Â Kirkaldy Â may Â be Â reached Â at Â email@example.com.
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lives Â of Â educators Â or Â their Â ability Â to Â centives Â to Â merge Â voluntarily, Â failed. focus Â on Â their Â jobs,â€? Â Cook Â said Â in Â Political Â will Â appears Â to Â be Â build-Â you Â want Â children Â to Â do, Â you Â have Â a Â a Â statement. Â â€œWe Â believe Â there Â is Â a Â ing Â behind Â the Â structural Â changes Â to Â By Â ANNE Â GALLOWAY Â better Â chance Â of Â getting Â there,â€? Â Hol-Â continuing Â and Â fundamental Â place Â school Â governance. Â House Â Speaker Â VTDigger.org in Â this Â discussion Â for Â local Â commu-Â Shap Â Smith Â told Â the Â Democratic Â cau-Â VERMONT Â â€” Â A Â proposal Â that Â combe Â said. There Â are Â 12 Â different Â types Â of Â nities, Â not Â merely Â because Â of Â their Â cus Â last Â month Â to Â keep Â an Â open Â mind Â would Â dramatically Â change Â the Â struc-Â ture Â of Â public Â education Â is Â gaining Â schools Â in Â Vermont Â that Â come Â in Â historic Â role Â in Â education Â but Â also Â as Â House Â Education Â creates Â a Â frame-Â URXJKO\ÂżYHGLIIHUHQWVL]HVÂ˛DOORI because Â of Â the Â continuing Â and Â fun-Â work Â for Â a Â new Â system. traction Â in Â the Â Vermont Â Legislature. â€œI Â think Â we Â may Â be Â at Â a Â unique Â School Â boards Â would Â be Â consoli-Â which Â take Â a Â different Â approach Â to Â damental Â place Â their Â public Â schools Â dated Â into Â smaller Â units Â that Â would Â best Â practices, Â curriculum Â and Â as-Â play Â in Â the Â life Â of Â our Â communities. Â point Â in Â time Â in Â the Â history Â of Â educa-Â To Â the Â extent Â any Â plan Â addresses Â tion Â in Â the Â state Â of Â Vermont,â€? Â Smith Â govern Â larger Â groups Â of Â students, Â sessment, Â she Â says. $VDUHVXOWKHUDJHQF\KDVDGLIÂż-Â these Â and Â other Â fundamental Â matters, Â said. Â â€œWe Â have Â a Â lot Â to Â be Â proud Â of, Â if Â a Â plan Â now Â in Â the Â House Â contin-Â ues Â to Â build Â momentum. Â The Â House Â cult Â time Â gathering Â data Â from Â schools Â we Â will Â be Â able Â to Â lend Â our Â expertise Â and Â I Â think Â we Â could Â do Â even Â more. Â The Â educational Â community Â has Â Education Â Committee Â is Â consider-Â and Â assessing Â best Â practices. Â This Â and Â possible Â support.â€? Jeff Â Francis, Â chair Â of Â the Â Vermont Â been Â looking Â at Â issues Â that Â have Â been Â ing Â the Â elimination Â of Â the Â stateâ€™s Â 60 Â makes Â it Â impossible Â to Â draw Â con-Â supervisory Â unions Â and Â â€œrealigningâ€? Â clusions Â about Â schools Â that Â are Â suc-Â Superintendents Â Association, Â said Â on Â the Â front Â burner Â around Â gover-Â the Â stateâ€™s Â 282 Â school Â districts Â into Â FHHGLQJRUIDLOLQJÂł,WÂśVYHU\GLIÂżFXOW the Â formation Â of Â single Â pre-ÂK Â to Â nance Â and Â the Â way Â we Â structure Â our Â 30 Â to Â 60 Â districts. Â The Â deadline Â for Â to Â assess Â problems Â when Â you Â donâ€™t Â 12th-Âgrade Â school Â districts Â would Â educational Â system Â for Â a Â long Â time. Â enable Â schools Â to Â deliver Â educational Â The Â last Â time Â we Â looked Â at Â school Â the Â consolidation Â of Â school Â boards Â have Â comparable Â data,â€? Â she Â said. Larger Â district Â units, Â opportunities Â and Â help Â school Â lead-Â districts Â in Â the Â state Â of Â Vermont Â was Â would Â be Â January Â 2018. in Â 1892. Â Itâ€™s Â good Â to Â look Â at Â gover-Â Holcombe Â said, Â could Â ers Â measure Â results. The Â way Â public Â schools Â â€œIt has to â€œMore Â and Â more Â we Â hear Â that Â su-Â nance Â every Â century Â and Â a Â half.â€? improve Â reporting Â re-Â are Â currently Â managed Â at Â be about Smith Â asked Â lawmakers Â to Â ask Â quirements, Â stabilize Â pervisory Â unions Â donâ€™t Â have Â utility Â in Â the Â local Â level Â is Â outdated, Â student leadership Â and Â create Â an Â the Â context Â of Â a Â 21st-Âcentury Â learn-Â questions Â about Â the Â current Â system. Â lawmakers Â say. Â They Â be-Â environment Â in Â which Â ing Â system,â€? Â Francis Â said. Â â€œThereâ€™s Â â€œAre Â our Â institutions Â now Â presenting Â lieve Â Vermontâ€™s Â 19th-Âcen-Â outcomes. a Â tremendous Â amount Â of Â redundancy Â the Â best Â education Â opportunities Â that Â schools Â can Â innovate. tury Â governance Â structure Â It canâ€™t be And Â then Â there Â is Â the Â that Â goes Â on Â from Â school Â district Â to Â they Â could? Â Are Â there Â barriers Â in Â the Â is Â hampering Â educational Â that some of school Â district, Â and Â as Â our Â school Â dis-Â current Â system Â and Â should Â we Â take Â a Â money Â question. opportunities Â for Â students, Â the kids get tricts Â get Â smaller, Â you Â see Â more Â and Â look Â at Â that? Â There Â are Â some Â barriers, Â Student Â enrollment Â has Â especially Â in Â rural Â areas. opportunities dropped Â 20 Â percent Â over Â more Â struggling Â to Â see Â how Â they Â can Â and Â we Â could Â take Â a Â look Â at Â our Â way Â Lawmakers Â say Â chang-Â and others the Â past Â 15 Â years, Â but Â create Â opportunities Â for Â kids Â in Â their Â of Â doing Â things.â€? ing Â the Â way Â schools Â are Â Peltz Â and Â others Â say Â the Â system Â spending Â continued Â to Â communities.â€? governed Â will Â improve Â donâ€™t. If you Lawmakers Â make Â no Â promises Â has Â to Â make Â a Â historic Â shift Â in Â the Â increased Â over Â that Â same Â curriculum Â development, Â fail on that I about Â cost Â savings. Â Rep. Â Johannah Â way Â schools Â are Â governed Â in Â order Â to Â teaching Â practices, Â access Â would really period. Despite Â the Â efforts Â Donovan, Â D-ÂBurlington, Â chair Â of Â address Â a Â convergence Â of Â pressures Â to Â data Â and Â ultimately Â lead Â question if of Â local Â boards Â to Â keep Â House Â Education, Â supports Â the Â new Â â€” Â including Â global Â competition Â to Â better Â educational Â out-Â this is good spending Â in Â check, Â Ver-Â governance Â system Â and Â she Â says Â it Â for Â jobs Â and Â dwindling Â tax Â capac-Â comes Â for Â students. mont Â has Â the Â second Â high-Â could Â lead Â to Â better Â cost Â effective-Â ity Â â€” Â that Â are Â hurting Â local Â public Â Lawmakers Â hold Â the Â for kids.â€? â€” Rebecca est Â rate Â of Â spending Â per Â ness Â over Â time. schools. Â Lawmakers Â say Â realigning Â Burlington Â school Â district Â Holcombe pupil Â in Â the Â nation, Â after Â â€œI Â think Â itâ€™s Â accountability Â for Â tax-Â the Â governance Â structure Â will Â result Â up Â as Â a Â model. Â There, Â one Â secretary of New Â York Â state. Â It Â costs Â payers;Íž Â I Â think Â itâ€™s Â more Â accountabil-Â in Â more Â equitable Â student Â access Â to Â board Â manages Â a Â pre-ÂK Â to Â education $18,571 Â a Â year Â to Â educate Â ity Â for Â students, Â and Â so Â I Â think Â weâ€™ll Â educational Â opportunities, Â better Â 12th-Âgrade Â public Â school Â see Â where Â weâ€™ll Â go Â with Â it,â€? Â Dono-Â school Â management, Â shared Â use Â of Â a Â child Â in Â Vermont. system Â for Â 4,000 Â students. resources Â and Â eventual Â cost Â savings. Statewide Â property Â taxes Â went Â up Â van Â said. A Â secondary Â result, Â they Â say, Â could Â Declining Â enrollments Â have Â re-Â be Â potential Â cost Â savings Â and Â more Â 5 Â cents Â per Â $100 Â of Â assessed Â value Â A Â COMPLICATED Â SYSTEM Vermont Â has Â a Â multi-Âlayered Â sys-Â sulted Â in Â the Â depopulation Â of Â many Â stability Â for Â taxpayers Â through Â better Â this Â year Â and Â will Â likely Â go Â up Â an Â ad-Â ditional Â 7 Â cents Â this Â year. Â Education Â tem Â of Â local Â governance. Â The Â state Â small Â schools Â in Â Vermont. Â Since Â the Â PDQDJHPHQWRIÂżQDQFLDOUHVRXUFHV Rep. Â Peter Â Peltz, Â D-ÂWoodbury, Â experts Â worry Â that Â many Â school Â bud-Â has Â 282 Â school Â districts Â with Â 1,440 Â late Â 1990s, Â the Â student Â population Â Ă€RDWHGDWZRSDJHPHPRODVWPRQWK gets Â will Â be Â rejected Â on Â Town Â Meet-Â school Â board Â members Â and Â 60 Â super-Â has Â dropped Â from Â about Â 105,000 Â stu-Â that Â outlined Â the Â criteria Â for Â realign-Â ing Â Day Â even Â though Â local Â school Â visory Â unions. Â In Â rural Â areas Â of Â the Â GHQWV WR DERXW LQ ÂżVFDO \HDU ment Â including Â educational Â opportu-Â boards Â have Â tried Â to Â keep Â spending Â state, Â many Â school Â boards Â manage Â 2014. Of Â the Â stateâ€™s Â 282 Â school Â districts, Â QLWLHV ÂżVFDO HIÂżFLHQF\ FRPPXQLW\ increases Â below Â 3 Â percent. Â In Â many Â student Â populations Â of Â fewer Â than Â 231 Â have Â fewer Â than Â 500 Â students;Íž Â involvement, Â transportation Â and Â sta-Â towns Â taxes Â will Â go Â up Â 8 Â percent Â to Â 100 Â students. Vermont Â has Â the Â lowest Â ratio Â of Â 92 Â districts Â have Â fewer Â than Â 100 Â stu-Â bility Â for Â taxpayers. Â A Â bill Â has Â not Â yet Â 11 Â percent, Â as Â a Â result Â of Â spending Â in Â previous Â years Â (school Â spending Â students Â to Â school Â board Â members Â dents. been Â drafted. Statewide Â property Â tax Â revenues Â â€œThe Â general Â proposal Â is Â to Â make Â went Â up Â 5 Â percent Â last Â year, Â for Â ex-Â in Â the Â nation: Â One Â school Â board Â member Â for Â 57 Â students. Â are Â distributed Â to Â schools Â based Â on Â a Â sure Â we Â do Â our Â best Â to Â channel Â re-Â ample) Â and Â shifts Â in Â the Â Maine, Â which Â has Â the Â per Â student Â reimbursement. Â As Â small Â sources Â on Â the Â whole Â broad Â front Â of Â stateâ€™s Â Education Â Fund, Â â€œI think itâ€™s second Â lowest Â ratio, Â has Â schools Â have Â seen Â a Â further Â erosion Â UHVRXUFHV DQG ÂżQDQFHV WR HQFRXU-Â including Â the Â rebasing Â of Â one Â school Â board Â mem-Â of Â student Â enrollments, Â funding Â from Â age Â good Â practices Â and Â support Â for Â the Â General Â Fund Â transfer Â accountabiliprincipals Â and Â teachers Â at Â the Â school Â and Â new Â programs Â paid Â ty for taxpay- ber Â for Â 135 Â students. Â the Â state Â has Â also Â declined. In Â other Â states, Â school Â Some Â school Â districts Â are Â so Â small Â OHYHO E\ ÂżUVW ORRNLQJ DW KRZ ZHÂśUH for Â out Â of Â the Â fund Â includ-Â ers; I think boards Â manage Â districts Â that Â a Â slight Â change Â in Â the Â factors Â channeling Â it Â currently Â and Â by Â look-Â ing Â pre-ÂK Â programs, Â adult Â itâ€™s more acwith Â tens Â of Â thousands Â of Â that Â affect Â the Â formula Â for Â state Â and Â ing Â at Â the Â governance Â structure Â and Â basic Â education, Â prison Â countability local Â funding Â can Â translate Â into Â steep Â the Â board Â structure Â and Â trying Â to Â education Â and Â a Â new Â dual Â for students, students. The Â last Â time Â Vermont Â increases Â in Â local Â property Â taxes. Â streamline Â that Â to Â make Â it Â more Â ef-Â enrollment Â program Â for Â and so I changed Â the Â gover-Â The Â small Â town Â of Â Walden, Â for Â ex-Â ÂżFLHQWÂ´3HOW]VDLGÂł:HKDYHDKXJH high Â school Â seniors. nance Â structure Â for Â pub-Â ample, Â rejected Â its Â school Â budget Â six Â If Â voters Â start Â to Â balk Â think weâ€™ll disparity Â in Â terms Â of Â educational Â out-Â lic Â schools Â was Â in Â 1892 Â times Â in Â the Â past Â year. Â The Â factors Â in Â en Â masse Â at Â the Â price Â tag, Â see where comes Â in Â this Â state.â€? when Â the Â state Â went Â from Â play? Â The Â district Â saw Â a Â 13 Â percent Â School Â boards Â and Â the Â Agency Â of Â some Â educators Â say Â there Â weâ€™ll go with 2,500 Â local Â school Â boards Â increase Â in Â taxes, Â a Â decline Â in Â school Â Education Â would Â have Â several Â years Â will Â be Â cuts Â to Â basic Â ser-Â it.â€? to Â a Â total Â of Â 300. Â In Â the Â enrollments Â and Â several Â students Â to Â decide Â what Â shape Â the Â new Â dis-Â vices Â and Â teacher Â layoffs Â â€” Rep. 1960s, Â with Â the Â advent Â who Â need Â special Â education Â services Â tricts Â would Â take Â based Â on Â historic Â that Â could Â erode Â the Â public Â Johannah of Â the Â interstate Â highway Â moved Â to Â town. patterns, Â geography, Â transportation Â school Â system. Donovan, system Â and Â a Â burgeoning Â â€œWhen Â you Â only Â have Â relatively Â In Â a Â climate Â of Â declin-Â and Â educational Â programs. Â An Â itera-Â D-Burlington, student Â population, Â Gov. Â few Â students Â any Â variables Â â€” Â a Â few Â tive Â map Â would Â be Â developed Â and Â ing Â enrollments, Â Hol-Â chair of House Phil Â Hoff Â pressed Â for Â a Â families Â moving Â out Â of Â town, Â stu-Â mutually Â agreed Â upon Â by Â state Â and Â combe Â says, Â itâ€™s Â going Â to Â Education union Â school Â district Â sys-Â dents Â with Â high Â needs Â moving Â in, Â ORFDO RIÂżFLDOV RYHU DQ H[WHQGHG SH-Â get Â harder Â and Â harder Â for Â tem Â to Â support Â funding Â changes Â in Â property Â values Â â€” Â any Â of Â very Â small Â school Â districts Â riod Â of Â time. these Â things Â can Â dramatically Â change Â Two Â organizations Â that Â would Â be Â to Â provide Â a Â good Â education Â for Â stu-Â for Â better Â high Â schools. Over Â the Â years, Â governors Â have Â taxes,â€? Â according Â to Â Steve Â Dale, Â directly Â affected Â by Â the Â proposal Â â€” Â dents. Joel Â Cook, Â CEO Â of Â the Â Vermont-Â attempted Â to Â reduce Â the Â number Â executive Â director Â of Â the Â Vermont Â the Â Vermont Â Superintendents Â As-Â sociation Â and Â the Â Vermont Â School Â NEA, Â stresses Â that Â the Â state Â would Â be Â of Â school Â districts. Â Hoff Â tried Â and Â School Â Boards Â Association. Meanwhile, Â student Â enrollment Â in Â Boards Â Association Â â€” Â are Â willing Â to Â â€œwell-Âadvised Â not Â to Â gloss Â over Â the Â failed, Â as Â did Â Gov. Â Madeleine Â Kunin Â consider Â the Â plan Â now Â taking Â shape Â fundamental Â role Â that Â local Â commu-Â in Â the Â 1980s. Â Richard Â Cate, Â commis-Â the Â stateâ€™s Â cities Â is Â growing Â and Â costs Â in Â the Â House Â Committee Â on Â Educa-Â nities Â will Â play Â in Â the Â effectiveness Â sioner Â of Â the Â Department Â of Â Educa-Â are Â going Â up Â in Â larger Â districts Â to Â ac-Â WLRQ Ă€RDWHG D SODQ LQ WR FRQ-Â commodate Â the Â need Â for Â more Â sup-Â tion. Â The Â stateâ€™s Â teachers Â union Â is Â and Â passage Â of Â any Â change Â plan.â€? â€œWe Â do Â not Â oppose Â changes Â to Â the Â solidate Â supervisory Â unions Â that Â was Â ports Â for Â low-Âincome Â and Â English Â as Â also Â open Â to Â the Â idea. a Â Second Â Language Â students. Representatives Â from Â the Â superin-Â governance Â system, Â so Â long Â as Â what-Â also Â relegated Â to Â the Â dustbin. This Â time, Â lawmakers Â in Â House Â SCHOOL Â BOARDS tendents Â and Â school Â boards Â associa-Â ever Â system Â is Â in Â place Â provides Â the Â tions Â say Â consolidating Â school Â dis-Â best Â array Â of Â educational Â opportu-Â Education Â are Â taking Â the Â lead, Â and Â CONSIDER Â THE Â PLAN The Â plan Â would Â necessarily Â mean Â tricts Â into Â larger Â units Â of Â governance Â nities Â for Â all Â â€” Â not Â just Â most Â â€” Â of Â theyâ€™re Â taking Â a Â different Â tack Â after Â would Â solve Â one Â of Â the Â biggest Â prob-Â our Â children Â and Â the Â transition Â to Â their Â previous Â attempt Â (Act Â 153), Â a Â reduction Â in Â the Â number Â of Â school Â (See Â Overhaul, Â Page Â 6A) lems Â for Â rural Â supervisory Â unions: Â any Â new Â system Â does Â not Â disrupt Â the Â which Â gives Â local Â school Â districts Â in-Â )LQGLQJ TXDOLÂżHG VXSHULQWHQGHQWV ZKR DUH ZLOOLQJ WR PDQDJH ÂżYH WR eight Â separate Â local Â school Â boards. Â The Â turnover Â rate Â for Â superinten-Â dents Â this Â year Â is Â 30 Â percent. Rebecca Â Holcombe, Â the Â new Â secretary Â of Â education, Â would Â be Â charged Â with Â creating Â and Â manag-Â ing Â a Â design Â team Â to Â work Â with Â lo-Â cal Â school Â boards Â to Â determine Â how Â best Â to Â combine Â districts Â in Â regions Â of Â the Â state. Â Her Â primary Â concern Â is Â whether Â restructuring Â public Â educa-Â tion Â will Â help Â students Â excel. Holcombe, Â who Â was Â appointed Â to Â RIÂżFHE\WKHJRYHUQRULQ'HFHPEHU has Â said Â repeatedly Â that Â any Â struc-Â We take great satisfaction in helping our patients maintain tural Â realignment Â of Â the Â public Â edu-Â optimal oral health with the latest technology. cation Â system Â must Â ultimately Â lead Â to Â better Â outcomes Â for Â all Â students. 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Â She Â is Â concerned Â about Â superintendent Â churn Â in Â the Â current Â system Â and Â how Â a Â lack Â of Â Dr. Brian Saltzman Dr. John Viskup stable Â leadership Â has Â eroded Â student Â achievement. â€œIf Â you Â have Â coherence Â around Â t$PVSU4USFFU .JEEMFCVSZ 75 goals Â and Â you Â are Â clear Â about Â what Â
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patients, doctorâ€™s needs By Â JOHN Â FLOWERS MIDDLEBURY Â â€” Â It Â had Â been Â more Â than Â a Â year Â since Â Dr. Â Maja Â Zimmermann Â had Â stopped Â seeing Â patients Â on Â a Â regular Â basis. Â She Â had Â started Â devoting Â her Â energy Â to Â administrative Â tasks Â as Â director Â of Â Porter Â Practice Â Management Â (PPM), Â and Â missed Â the Â daily Â con-Â tact Â with Â folks Â needing Â care. Now Â Zimmermann Â is Â getting Â the Â best Â of Â both Â worlds. She Â continues Â to Â provide Â lead-Â ership Â and Â support Â for Â the Â 11 Â area Â medical Â practices Â that Â make Â up Â PPM, Â but Â is Â now Â back Â to Â dispens-Â ing Â patient Â care Â through Â a Â recently Â launched Â Saturday Â morning Â clinic. Â That Â clinic, Â based Â at Â Porter Â In-Â ternal Â Medicine Â on Â the Â Porter Â Medical Â Center Â campus, Â is Â open Â WR SDWLHQWV RI WKH ÂżYH JHQHUDO SUDFWLFHV WKDW DUH DIÂżOLDWHG ZLWK PPM: Â Addison Â Family Â Medicine, Â Little Â City Â Family Â Medicine, Â Ne-Â shobe Â Family Â Medicine, Â Bristol Â Internal Â Medicine Â and Â Porter Â In-Â ternal Â Medicine. Also Â eligible Â for Â visits Â are Â pa-Â tients Â requiring Â pre-Âtravel Â vacci-Â nations. Â Those Â traveling Â to Â exotic Â destinations Â that Â are Â home Â to Â rare Â maladies, Â can Â visit Â Zimmermann Â to Â make Â sure Â their Â immunizations Â are Â up Â to Â date Â â€” Â for Â example, Â she Â is Â the Â only Â yellow Â fever Â vaccine Â provider Â in Â Addison Â County. And Â as Â well Â as Â the Â urge Â to Â ad-Â minister Â direct Â care Â again, Â Zim-Â mermann Â pointed Â on Â Monday Â to Â another Â motive. Â â€œI Â wanted Â for Â a Â long Â time Â the Â opportunity Â for Â patients Â to Â be Â seen Â on Â the Â weekend,â€? Â Zimmermann Â said. The Â clinic Â is Â open Â from Â 8 Â a.m. Â to Â 12:30 Â p.m. Â It Â is Â not Â a Â walk-Âin Â clinic, Â meaning Â that Â eligible Â patients Â must Â call Â ahead Â â€” Â on Â the Â same Â day Â that Â care Â is Â needed, Â if Â necessary. Â The Â number Â is Â 382-Â3470. Zimmermann Â said Â the Â clinic Â is Â allowing Â some Â patients Â to Â avoid Â having Â to Â wait Â until Â a Â Monday Â to Â be Â seen Â for Â such Â ailments Â as Â pneu-Â monia, Â urinary Â tract Â infections, Â ear Â infections, Â minor Â injuries Â and Â fol-Â low-Âup Â care Â for Â wounds. Â The Â clinic Â is Â not Â for Â people Â seeking Â care Â for Â chronic Â medical Â conditions Â or Â ba-Â sic Â check-Âups.
DR. Â MAJA Â ZIMMERMANN In Â additional Â to Â providing Â di-Â rect Â care, Â Zimmermann Â is Â able Â to Â do Â some Â triage, Â sending Â the Â more Â serious Â cases Â to Â the Â emergency Â room. Â And Â the Â Porter Â Hospital Â laboratories Â are Â conveniently Â nearby Â for Â patients Â who Â need Â blood Â work, Â X-Ârays Â or Â other Â tests Â to Â assist Â in Â their Â diagnoses. A Â receptionist Â and Â nurse Â assist Â Zimmermann Â at Â the Â clinic. Â When Â Zimmermann Â canâ€™t Â be Â there, Â Nurse Â Practitioner Â Christin Â Bland Â KDVÂżOOHGLQ Zimmermann Â said Â she Â sees Â around Â 10 Â patients Â each Â Saturday Â morning, Â and Â the Â clinic Â has Â been Â full Â during Â the Â past Â two Â Saturdays. â€œIt Â has Â been Â very Â well Â re-Â ceived,â€? Â Zimmermann Â said. Porter Â Medical Â Center Â spokes-Â man Â Ron Â Hallman Â agreed Â the Â clinic Â has Â become Â a Â valuable Â re-Â source. Âł7KH EHQHÂżWV RI WKLV 6DWXUGD\ clinic Â for Â patients Â who Â require Â primary Â care Â services Â when Â most Â other Â practices Â are Â closed, Â include Â both Â more Â timely Â and Â personal-Â ized Â care Â and Â also Â an Â opportunity Â to Â potentially Â avoid Â a Â visit Â to Â the Â Emergency Â Department Â for Â an Â ailment Â that Â does Â not Â require Â that Â level Â of Â service Â or Â expense,â€? Â Hall-Â man Â said. Â â€œSo Â we Â are Â extremely Â pleased Â to Â have Â started Â this Â pro-Â gram Â to Â better Â serve Â our Â commu-Â nity.â€? Â Â Reporter Â John Â Flowers Â is Â at Â firstname.lastname@example.org.
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PAGE Â 4A Â â€” Â Addison Â Independent, Â Thursday, Â February Â 20, Â 2014
A DDIS ON Â Â INDE P E NDEN T
to the Editor
Vote Â â€˜Yesâ€™ Â on Â UD-Â3 Â lease Â of Â land Â for Â town Â rec Â building
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As Â I Â read Â the Â problems Â and Â the Â NH\IHDWXUHVRIWKHWRZQRIÂżFHDQG 9RWHUVRIWKHVHYHQWRZQ8'VFKRROGLVWULFWZLOOGHFLGHQH[W7XHVGD\ recreation Â project, Â I Â became Â a Â stron-Â whether Â it Â is Â prudent Â to Â lease Â 2.5 Â acres Â of Â land Â to Â the Â town Â of Â Middlebury Â ger Â supporter Â of Â the Â project. Â Why? Â on Â which Â to Â site Â the Â townâ€™s Â municipal Â gym. Â The Â UD-Â3 Â board Â earlier Â ADA Â accessibility. endorsed Â the Â project, Â which Â would Â also Â include Â a Â $400,000 Â bond Â vote Â for Â I Â am Â a Â physical Â therapist, Â and Â a Â 2,000-Âsquare-Âfoot Â addition Â onto Â the Â building Â to Â be Â used Â for Â Middlebury Â the Â concept Â of Â accessibility Â for Â all Â Union Â High Â and Â Middle Â School Â sporting Â events. people Â is Â at Â the Â core Â of Â my Â beliefs. Â Hereâ€™s Â why Â the Â proposal Â is Â a Â good Â idea Â and Â deserves Â support Â from Â voters Â You Â may Â think Â it Â is Â not Â important Â to Â throughout Â the Â town Â and Â school Â district: you, Â but Â those Â who Â need Â accessible Â Â‡7KHSURSRVHGPXQLFLSDOJ\PDQGDFFRPSDQ\LQJSDUNLQJDUHDZRXOG buildings Â donâ€™t Â get Â to Â make Â that Â replace Â the Â dilapidated Â and Â shuttered Â building Â currently Â on Â the Â site. Â The Â choice Â on Â whether Â it Â is Â important Â or Â school Â district Â bought Â the Â property Â in Â 2000 Â for Â $275,000 Â from Â American Â not. Â It Â just Â is. Legion Â Post Â 27 Â with Â the Â intent Â to Â use Â it Â as Â athletic Â facilities Â for Â the Â adjacent Â The Â moment Â when Â you Â or Â your Â VRFFHUVRIWEDOODQGODFURVVHÂżHOGVEXWWKHEXLOGLQJKDVVLQFHEHHQGHHPHG loved Â ones Â need Â better Â accessibility Â uninhabitable. Â It Â is Â currently Â a Â liability Â to Â the Â school Â district Â and Â must Â be Â happens Â quickly, Â and Â the Â ADA Â com-Â razed. Â The Â townâ€™s Â proposal Â helps Â the Â school Â district Â solve Â that Â problem Â and Â pliance Â law Â has Â been Â put Â into Â place Â regain Â value Â from Â the Â land. to Â be Â there Â for Â you Â in Â the Â event Â you Â Â‡:KLOHWKHVTXDUHIRRWPXQLFLSDOJ\PZRXOGEHGHGLFDWHGWR ever Â need Â it. town Â uses, Â the Â proposed Â agreement Â includes Â language Â that Â would Â make Â Children, Â teenagers, Â and Â adults Â the Â facilities Â available Â to Â the Â general Â public Â and Â school Â district. Â Thatâ€™s Â just Â who Â need Â to Â get Â into Â town Â spaces Â common Â sense. Â Language Â that Â would Â give Â the Â town Â programs Â priority, Â but Â should Â be Â able Â to Â do Â so Â indepen-Â make Â the Â facility Â available Â for Â school Â use Â when Â not Â otherwise Â used Â is Â easily Â dently Â with Â dignity Â and Â grace. GRQHDQGVHUYHVWKHJUHDWHUJRRGWRWKHEHQHÂżWRIDOOWD[SD\HUV Sara Â Daly Â‡3DUNLQJDWWKHQHZJ\PZRXOGEHHYHQPRUHSOHQWLIXOIRUXVHUV Middlebury including Â at Â larger Â events Â like Â Town Â Meeting Â (the Â gym Â would Â be Â the Â obvious Â place Â for Â that Â occasion, Â just Â as Â it Â is Â today.) Â And, Â for Â most Â residents, Â WKHORFDWLRQRIWKHJ\PLVDWUDGHRIIEHWWHUIRUVRPHDQGQRWDVJRRG for Â others Â depending Â on Â which Â side Â of Â town Â one Â lives Â on. Â‡)RUYRWHUVZKRGRQÂśWNQRZVWXGHQWDWKOHWHVDQGIDQVPXVWXVHD few Â portable Â outhouses Â during Â sporting Â events Â as Â not Â other Â facilities Â are Â According Â to Â 2010 Â census Â data, Â available. Â Athletes Â often Â change Â clothes Â in Â cars Â onsite, Â or Â in Â the Â woods Â women Â make Â up Â about Â 52 Â per-Â VXUURXQGLQJWKHÂżHOGV1RQHDUE\VKHOWHULVDYDLODEOHIRUWKRVHFDXJKW cent Â of Â Middleburyâ€™s Â population. Â in Â sudden Â storms Â during Â games. Â The Â new Â facility Â would Â solve Â those Â Instead Â of Â having Â a Â single Â woman Â shortcomings. on Â our Â seven-Âmember Â selectboard, Â Â‡1HZVSDFHDOVRZRXOGEHGHVLJQHGIRUWKHWRZQÂśVVHQLRUFHQWHU wouldnâ€™t Â it Â be Â nice Â if Â Middlebury Â programs, Â which Â we Â imagine Â would Â be Â a Â welcome Â change Â from Â the Â had Â a Â selectboard Â that Â more Â fairly Â closed-Âin Â basement Â of Â the Â current Â site, Â and Â would Â feature Â ADA-Âaccessible Â represented Â its Â population? entranceways, Â as Â well Â as Â up-Âto-Âdate Â restrooms Â and Â kitchen Â facilities. Â With Â Please Â vote Â on Â Town Â Meeting Â adequate Â parking Â right Â outside Â the Â door, Â the Â new Â facility Â should Â be Â a Â vast Â Day, Â March Â 4. Â Alternatively, Â early Â improvement. voting Â is Â available Â in Â person Â at Â the Â Â‡)LQDOO\WKHSURSRVHGVTXDUHIRRWDGGLWLRQZRXOGIHDWXUHIRXU 0LGGOHEXU\WRZQFOHUNÂśVRIÂżFHHY-Â team Â rooms, Â restrooms, Â showers Â and Â storage Â space Â for Â school Â district Â use, Â ery Â Monday Â through Â Thursday Â from Â DQGZRXOGEHSDLGIRUE\VFKRROGLVWULFWWD[SD\HUV 7:30 Â a.m. Â to Â 5:30 Â p.m. Â between Â now Â Fears Â that Â the Â town Â facility Â might Â devolve Â into Â a Â new Â school Â gym, Â with Â DQG0DUFKRUFRQVLGHUÂżOOLQJRXW town Â rights Â shunted Â aside, Â are Â ludicrous Â and Â are Â merely Â another Â effort Â A75$&725%/2:6VQRZRIIRI0LGGOHEXU\&ROOHJHÂśVDUWLÂżFLDOWXUIIRRWEDOOÂżHOG0RQGD\DIWHUQRRQ a Â mail-Âin Â absentee Â ballot. Â E\RSSRQHQWVWRVRZXQFHUWDLQW\ZKHUHQRQHH[LVWV7KHVDPHLVWUXH 7KHÂżHOGLVDOVRKRPHWRWKHFROOHJHÂśVPHQÂśVODFURVVHWHDPZKLFKRSHQVLWVVHDVRQDWKRPHRQ0DUFK Ross Â Conrad ,QGHSHQGHQWSKRWR7UHQW&DPSEHOO FRQFHUQLQJXQH[SHFWHGFRVWV7KHDUFKLWHFWVKDYHPDGHWKRURXJKFRVW Middlebury estimates Â and Â put Â that Â in Â their Â proposed Â budget. To Â make Â this Â proposal Â a Â reality, Â school Â district Â and Â town Â residents Â must Â do Â two Â things: Â 'RQÂśWIRUJHWWRDWWHQGWKH8'DQQXDOPHHWLQJQH[W7XHVGD\)HE at Â 6:30 Â at Â the Â MUHS Â building. Â You Â must Â be Â present Â to Â vote. :LWKWKHYRWHORRPLQJRQWKH0LGGOHEXU\WRZQRIÂżFH town Â meeting, Â a Â policy Â adopted Â to Â allow Â us Â to Â publish Â When Â a Â recent Â selectboard Â can-Â 9RWHÂł\HVÂ´RQ$UWLFOHWROHDVHWKHODQGWRWKHWRZQIRUWKHSXUSRVH project, Â itâ€™s Â time Â to Â look Â through Â all Â the Â fog Â at Â the Â issues. Â PRUHRIWKHĂ€RRGRIOHWWHUVZHJHWEHIRUHWRZQPHHWLQJ didate Â asked Â me Â for Â suggestions Â on Â noted Â above. Â )LUVWSOHDVHYRWH7KRVHZKRWKLQNWKHWRZQRIÂżFHV every Â year Â from Â around Â the Â county. Â Letters Â in Â this Â issue Â how Â to Â improve Â the Â current Â town-Â Itâ€™s Â good Â for Â all Â school Â athletes Â and Â their Â families, Â plus Â creates Â a Â good Â gym, Â and Â teen Â and Â senior Â centers Â should Â remain Â at Â their Â are Â spread Â over Â four Â pages. gown Â relationship, Â I Â didnâ€™t Â have Â YDOXHIRUVFKRROGLVWULFWDQG0LGGOHEXU\WD[SD\HUV current Â location Â â€” Â at Â a Â projected Â cost Â of Â $6.4 Â million Â of Â For Â the Â record, Â this Â is Â my Â third Â Clippings Â on Â this Â topic. Â any Â positive Â suggestions. Â However, Â Angelo Â S. Â Lynn UHQRYDWLRQVÂ˛H[SUHVV\RXUFRQVFLHQFH Our Â publisher Â has Â editorialized, Â and Â Middlebury Â College Â when Â I Â got Â home, Â I Â remembered Â the Â ,I \RX SUHIHU WKH SURSRVDO IRU QHZ WRZQ RIÂżFHV President Â Ron Â Liebowitz, Â among Â others, Â has Â weighed Â in Â cardinal Â rule Â at Â my Â sonâ€™s Â high Â school Â yards Â away Â and Â a Â gym Â on Â Creek Â Road Â â€” Â a Â plan Â that, Â with Â for Â the Â deal. Â on Â the Â New Â Hampshire Â seacoast. $5.5 Â million Â of Â support Â from Â Middlebury Â College, Â would Â As Â for Â how Â many Â letters Â we Â have Â already Â run Â opposing Â His Â four-Âyear Â secondary Â school Â sits Â cost Â the Â town Â an Â estimated Â $2 Â million Â â€” Â vote Â that Â way Â the Â project, Â the Â answer Â is Â 42. Â Eleven Â of Â those Â came Â from Â completely Â intertwined Â with Â the Â town. Â one Â source, Â nine Â from Â another, Â and Â The Â most Â difÂżFXOWDVSHFWRIWKHYRWHEHIRUH0LGGOHEXU\UHVLGHQWVRQWKH on Â Town Â Meeting Â Day. At Â orientation, Â the Â principal Â openly Â My Â view Â is Â that Â the Â downsides Â to Â the Â VL[IURPDWKLUG municipal Â building Â proposal Â is Â trying Â to Â get Â a Â handle Â on Â the Â cost Â to Â renovate Â DQGÂżUPO\LQIRUPHGQHZVWXGHQWVDQG $2 Â million Â option Â are Â the Â loss Â of Â a Â few Â I Â guess Â the Â Independent Â has Â a Â lot Â the Â municipal Â building Â and Â gym Â versus Â the Â cost Â to Â build Â new. Â parents Â that Â to Â preserve Â and Â enhance Â to Â learn Â from Â North Â Korea Â about Â sup-Â ,WÂśVQRWGLIÂżFXOWEHFDXVHWKHFRPSDULVRQVDUHGLIÂżFXOWWRJUDVSEXWUDWKHU downtown Â parking Â spaces, Â the Â fact Â the Â a Â positive Â relationship Â between Â the Â gym Â will Â be Â slightly Â smaller, Â and Â â€Ś Â pressing Â dissent. because Â it Â is Â so Â easy Â for Â opponents Â of Â the Â project Â to Â cherry-Âpick Â numbers Â school Â and Â the Â town, Â the Â cardinal Â well, Â thatâ€™s Â about Â all Â I Â can Â think Â of. Hereâ€™s Â a Â sample Â of Â opponentsâ€™ Â oth-Â and Â spread Â confusion. Â rule Â was Â to Â turn, Â smile Â and Â wave Â at Â The Â pluses Â are Â new, Â functional Â and Â er Â issues: Â A Â letter Â in Â todayâ€™s Â paper Â by Â Greg Â Sellars, Â engineer Â of Â the Â 2012 Â study Â By Andy oncoming Â cars Â when Â crossing Â every Â Â‡ 6HOHFWERDUG PHPEHUV ZHUH DO-Â hired Â by Â the Â town Â to Â make Â an Â initial Â assessment Â of Â how Â much Â it Â would Â take Â HQHUJ\HIÂżFLHQW EXLOGLQJV EHWWHU DF-Â Kirkaldy sidewalk. Â At Â every Â crossing. Â Every Â cess Â for Â most Â Middlebury Â residents Â OHJHG WR KDYH FRQĂ€LFWV RI LQWHUHVW WRFRUUHFWDIHZRIWKHJ\PÂśVGHÂżFLHQFLHVUHVSRQGVWRWKDWYHU\LVVXH+H single Â day. Â All Â the Â sidewalks Â are Â WRWKHJ\PDQGWKHPRYHRIWHHQDQG Two Â had Â to Â recuse Â themselves Â from Â writes Â that Â residents Â may Â be Â wrongly Â led Â to Â believe Â the Â renovations Â of Â the Â shared Â by Â the Â town Â and Â the Â school Â and Â senior Â centers Â out Â of Â the Â gray, Â win-Â voting Â on Â the Â deal, Â one Â because Â her Â gymnasium Â could Â be Â done Â for Â the Â $548,000 Â as Â cited Â in Â that Â 2012 Â report, Â that Â greeting Â is Â mandatory. when Â the Â reality Â is Â that Â the Â study Â did Â not Â include Â several Â major Â components Â dowless Â municipal Â building Â basement Â (go Â down Â there Â if Â husband Â then Â worked Â for Â a Â company Â related Â to Â Middle-Â He Â also Â shared Â that Â if Â students Â you Â donâ€™t Â believe Â me, Â and Â the Â teens Â have Â already Â agreed). Â bury Â College, Â another Â because Â he Â is Â a Â professor Â emeritus. Â that Â would Â be Â needed Â for Â a Â more Â complete Â renovation Â that Â would Â make Â the Â ever Â caught Â him, Â the Â principal, Â not Â The Â other Â sites Â are Â not Â inferior, Â nor Â are Â they Â less Â acces-Â Tenuous Â at Â best, Â but Â apparently Â the Â statute Â is Â so Â vague Â gym Â suitable Â for Â long-Âterm Â use. Â Readers Â interested Â in Â his Â deliberately Â non-Â walking Â the Â walk, Â he Â would Â treat Â sible, Â no Â matter Â what Â some Â would Â have Â you Â believe. that Â enough Â members Â of Â the Â selectboard Â voted Â against Â partisan Â position Â are Â encouraged Â to Â read Â his Â letter Â on Â Page Â 7A. the Â entire Â student Â body Â to Â Ben Â and Â I Â can Â also Â think Â of Â 4.4 Â million Â other Â reasons Â to Â vote Â them. We Â also Â spent Â several Â hours Â this Â week Â re-Âvisiting Â the Â current Â facilities Â Jerryâ€™s Â ice Â cream. Â One Â afternoon, Â \HVDQGZLWKWKH0LGGOHEXU\UHVLGHQWLDOVFKRROWD[UDWH But Â former Â board Â chairman Â John Â Tenny, Â a Â builder Â who Â and, Â once Â again, Â going Â over Â the Â costs Â of Â the Â projects Â that Â Middlebury Â he Â was Â escorting Â a Â dignitary Â across Â had Â contracts Â with Â the Â college, Â and Â the Â professor Â in Â ques-Â residents Â must Â understand Â to Â make Â an Â informed Â decision Â when Â voting Â on Â the Â set Â to Â go Â up Â by Â 9 Â cents, Â those Â reasons Â look Â pretty Â good. Â the Â road Â and Â a Â student Â caught Â him, Â Meanwhile, Â opponents Â of Â the Â project Â have Â come Â up Â tion, Â Victor Â Nuovo, Â both Â served Â on Â the Â board Â while Â it Â proposed Â $6.5 Â million Â bond Â represented Â in Â Article Â 6. Â forgetting Â to Â wave, Â and Â took Â a Â Here Â are Â the Â basic Â facts Â town Â residents Â should Â all Â be Â able Â to Â agree Â to, Â and Â with Â seemingly Â endless Â objections. Â But Â before Â address-Â talked Â with Â the Â college Â on Â other Â deals, Â including Â the Â one Â picture Â on Â his Â iPhone. Â The Â whole Â ing Â some Â of Â those, Â letâ€™s Â look Â at Â the Â idea Â this Â paper Â is, Â in Â for Â the Â Cross Â Street Â Bridge. which Â can Â also Â be Â double-Âchecked Â on Â the Â townâ€™s Â web Â site: Â school Â dined Â on Â Ben Â and Â Jerryâ€™s Â the Â words Â of Â one Â person Â on Â Front Â Porch Â Forum, Â â€œrestrict-Â Why Â did Â it Â become Â an Â issue Â now? Â Hereâ€™s Â what Â an-Â Â‡7RUHQRYDWHWKHH[LVWLQJWRZQRIÂżFHJ\PRQWKHFXUUHQWVLWHWKHFRVW that Â evening, Â and Â the Â principal Â ing Â public Â discussion Â on Â its Â pages Â while Â giving Â the Â pro-Â other Â selectman, Â who Â voted Â against Â the Â two Â selectboard Â would Â be Â $5,798,300. Â Â That Â includes Â a Â contingency Â fee Â of Â $415,000, Â which Â openly Â acknowledged Â his Â omission. Â members, Â wrote Â on Â a Â public Â comment Â board: Â â€œThe Â Cross Â DOORZVIRUXQH[SHFWHGH[SHQVHVDQGLVFRPPRQLQUHQRYDWLRQVRIEXLOGLQJV SRQHQWVRIWKHGHDODOOWKHVSDFHWKH\ZDQWÂ´ Everyone Â was Â reminded Â that Â being Â The Â poster Â referred Â to Â the Â Independentâ€™s Â recent Â policy Â Street Â Bridge Â Project Â was Â clearly Â in Â the Â best Â interest Â of Â in Â poor Â condition Â â€” Â and Â the Â municipal Â building Â is Â in Â lousy Â condition. Â If Â courteous Â and Â friendly Â is Â the Â best Â (See Â Clippings, Â Page Â 5A) \RXLQFOXGHRIÂżFHUHQWDOVSDFHGXULQJFRQVWUXFWLRQWKHFRVWURXQGVXSWR of Â limiting Â letter-Âwriters Â to Â one Â letter Â per Â topic Â before Â building Â block Â of Â all. million. Â Krista Â M.C. Â Conley 7KHFRVWWRWD[SD\HUVZRXOGEHDQDGGLWLRQDOFHQWVRQWKHWD[UDWHRU Middlebury $120 Â annually Â on Â a Â $200,000 Â residence Â over Â the Â life Â of Â the Â 20-Âyear-Âbond. Â‡,I\RXEXLOGDQHZRIÂżFHPXQLFLSDORIÂżFHEXLOGLQJRQWKHH[LVWLQJVLWH The Â Shumlin Â administration Â plans Â to Â launch Â a Â single-Â the Â level Â being Â discussed Â â€” Â somewhere Â around Â 10 Â per-Â DQGUHQRYDWHWKHJ\PRQWKHH[LVWLQJVLWHWKHFRVWLVPLOOLRQ,WÂśVQRW payer Â health Â care Â system Â in Â Vermont Â on Â Jan. Â 1, Â 2017. Â The Â cent Â â€” Â could Â also Â be Â burdensome Â to Â small Â businesses Â more Â because Â the Â task Â of Â renovating Â the Â municipal Â building, Â which Â is Â in Â administration Â needs Â to Â provide Â Vermonters Â with Â more Â that Â cannot Â currently Â afford Â the Â cost Â of Â health Â care Â for Â PXFKZRUVHVKDSHWKDQWKHJ\PLVVRH[WHQVLYH 7KHFRVWWRWD[SD\HUVLVFHQWVDGGHGWRWKHWD[UDWHRUSHU\HDU information Â on Â those Â plans, Â preferably Â before Â the Â No-Â their Â employees. 5HÂł16$OLNHQHGWRVSHHGSDWUROÂ´ vember Â 2014 Â elections. The Â administration Â has Â said Â almost Â nothing Â about Â how Â (Letters, Â Feb. Â 6): on Â a Â $200K Â residence. The Â administration Â is Â currently Â devoting Â most Â of Â its Â the Â rest Â of Â the Â revenue Â needed Â for Â single-Âpayer Â would Â Â‡%XLOGLQJDQHZPXQLFLSDOEXLOGLQJDGMDFHQWWRWKH,OVOH\/LEUDU\DQG Question: Â Why Â doesnâ€™t Â John Â Bur-Â WLPHRQKHDOWKFDUHWRUHVROYLQJWKHGLIÂżFXOWLHVWKDWKDYH EHUDLVHG6RPHLQ0RQWSHOLHUKDYHVDLGWKDWDÂłOX[XU\ ton Â take Â himself Â and Â every Â America-Â building Â a Â new Â gym Â at Â the Â Creek Â Road Â site Â would Â cost Â $6.5 Â million, Â with Â 0LGGOHEXU\&ROOHJHSLFNLQJXSPLOOLRQOHDYLQJWKHWRZQWRÂżQDQFH marred Â the Â launch Â of Â Vermont Â Health Â Connect. Â While Â WD[Â´FRXOGEHXVHGWRUDLVHWKHVHIXQGV7KLVVRXQGVYHU\ hating, Â anti-Âlaw Â enforcement, Â whiny Â over Â 70,000 Â Vermonters Â are Â now Â covered Â by Â VHC, Â small Â PXFKOLNHDWD[RQDVVHWVRUZHDOWK+RZHYHUDWD[RQDV-Â Vermonter Â and Â leave Â this Â country Â to Â million. Â 7KHFRVWWRWD[SD\HUVLVFHQWVDGGHGWRWKHWD[UDWHRUDQQXDOO\IRU businesses Â are Â still Â unable Â to Â enroll Â their Â employees Â on-Â sets Â could Â result Â in Â a Â large Â number Â of Â high-Ânet-Âworth Â in-Â go Â live Â in Â Russia Â with Â his Â idol, Â Ed Â line, Â and Â no Â participants Â are Â able Â to Â dividuals, Â especially Â retirees, Â decid-Â Snowden? a Â $200K Â residence. ing Â to Â leave Â Vermont Â for Â other Â states, Â Some Â opponents Â have Â suggested Â renovation Â costs Â could Â be Â much Â lower. Â pay Â their Â premiums Â online. Â We Â will Â all Â be Â better Â off Â without Â With Â businesses Â between Â 50 Â and Â thus Â reducing Â the Â revenue Â available Â KLPDQGKLVWD[GROODUV 7KDWÂśVQRWWUXHE\DQ\VLJQLÂżFDQWPHDVXUHLIWKHEXLOGLQJVDUHWREHEURXJKW for Â health Â care. up Â to Â code Â and Â renovated Â in Â a Â like-Ânew Â manner. Â Costs Â could Â be Â much Â lower Â 100 Â employees Â required Â to Â provide Â R. Â Woods coverage Â through Â VHC Â as Â of Â Jan. Â 1, Â The Â administration Â has Â provided Â in Â the Â short Â term Â if Â the Â community Â decides Â to Â kick Â the Â can Â down Â the Â road, Â Rochester Âż[LQJ WKH FXUUHQW SUREOHPV very Â little Â information Â about Â the Â ben-Â GHIHUFUXFLDOPDLQWHQDQFHDQGVDGGOHWKHQH[WJHQHUDWLRQRI0LGGOHEXU\ soon Â is Â important Â before Â a Â larger Â HÂżW VWUXFWXUH LQ D VLQJOHSD\HU SODQ residents Â with Â an Â even Â greater Â cross Â to Â bear. Â But Â even Â opponents Â have Â JURXSRISDUWLFLSDQWVHQWHUV9+&QH[W :RXOGWKHEHQHÂżWVEHVRPHZKDWOLP-Â recognized Â the Â need Â for Â substantial Â renovation Â of Â the Â municipal Â building Â â€” Â \HDU7KHGLIÂżFXOWLHVODXQFKLQJ9+& ited, Â similar Â to Â those Â in Â Medicare, Â a Â By Â Eric Â L. Â Davis and Â the Â numbers Â speak Â for Â themselves. program Â in Â which Â many Â participants Â Angelo Â S. Â Lynn also Â raise Â questions Â about Â whether Â state Â government Â has Â the Â administra-Â feel Â the Â need Â to Â purchase Â a Â supple-Â ,QDÂłODVWOHWWHUÂ´RQWKLVFULWLFDOLVVXH tive Â and Â technical Â capacity Â to Â enroll Â mental Â insurance Â policy? Â Or, Â would Â itâ€™s Â tempting Â to Â try Â to Â refute Â all Â the Â ADDISON COUNTY over Â 600,000 Â participants Â in Â a Â completely Â new Â single-Â the Â single-Âpayer Â plan Â provide Â a Â more Â comprehensive Â lev-Â erroneous Â arguments Â by Â supporters Â of Â payer Â system. HORIEHQHÂżWVVLPLODUWRWKRVHLQPDQ\SODQVQRZRIIHUHG the Â sell/demolish/build Â coalition. Â But Â The Â administration Â has Â not Â been Â very Â forthcoming Â E\ ODUJHU SULYDWH SXEOLF DQG QRQSURÂżW HPSOR\HUV" 7R Iâ€™ll Â stick Â to Â my Â fears Â of Â what Â will Â hap-Â Periodicals Â Postage Â Paid Â at Â Middlebury, Â Vt. Â 05753 with Â information Â about Â how Â a Â single-Âpayer Â system Â would Â ZKDWH[WHQWZRXOGDVLQJOHSD\HUSODQFRYHUGHQWDODQG pen Â to Â Middlebury Â if Â the Â $6.5 Â million Â Postmaster, Â send Â address Â change Â to Â Addison Â Independent, EHÂżQDQFHGRUZKDWVRUWRIFRYHUDJHZRXOGEHDYDLODEOH vision Â care, Â and Â services Â provided Â by Â practitioners Â such Â bond Â passes: 0DSOH6WUHHW0LGGOHEXU\9HUPRQWÂ‡Â‡)D[Â‡:HEZZZDGGLVRQLQGHSHQGHQWFRP in Â the Â new Â system. Â The Â governor Â himself, Â and Â other Â of-Â as Â physical Â and Â psychological Â therapists? The Â town Â will Â lose Â forever Â a Â large, Â (0DLOQHZV#DGGLVRQLQGHSHQGHQWFRPÂ‡(0DLO$GYHUWLVLQJDGV#DGGLVRQLQGHSHQGHQWFRP ÂżFLDOVKDYHLQGLFDWHGWKDWDSD\UROOWD[ZRXOGEHRQHRI Would Â the Â single-Âpayer Â plan Â reimburse Â providers Â for Â prominent, Â useful, Â beautiful Â parcel Â of Â 3XEOLVKHGHYHU\0RQGD\7KXUVGD\E\WKH$GGLVRQ3UHVV,QF0HPEHU9HUPRQW3UHVV$VVRFLDWLRQ1HZ(QJODQG3UHVV$V the Â principal Â sources Â of Â revenue Â for Â single-Âpayerâ€™s Â esti-Â the Â full Â cost Â of Â covered Â services, Â or Â would Â participants Â downtown Â land Â and Â undergo Â a Â radi-Â VRFLDWLRQ1DWLRQDO1HZVSDSHU$VVRFLDWLRQ 68%6&5,37,215$7(69HUPRQWÂą0RQWKV0RQWKV0RQWKV0RQWKV2XWRI6WDWHÂą mated Â cost Â of Â $1.8 Â to Â $2.2 Â billion. Â EHH[SHFWHGWRSD\VRPHRIWKRVHFRVWVWKURXJKFRSD\V cal Â reconstruction Â in Â which Â ordinary Â 0RQWKV0RQWKV0RQWKV0RQWKV'LVFRXQWHGUDWHIRU6HQLRU&LWL]HQVFDOOIRUGHWDLOV However, Â the Â shrinking Â size Â of Â the Â stateâ€™s Â labor Â force Â and Â deductibles? Â If Â the Â latter, Â would Â the Â co-Âpays Â and Â de-Â citizens Â have Â had Â no Â say. 7KH,QGHSHQGHQWDVVXPHVQRÂżQDQFLDOUHVSRQVLELOLW\IRUW\SRJUDSKLFDOHUURUVLQDGYHUWLVHPHQWVEXWZLOOUHSULQWWKDWSDUWRIDQ DGYHUWLVHPHQWLQZKLFKWKHW\SRJUDSKLFDOHUURURFFXUUHG$GYHUWLVHUZLOOSOHDVHQRWLI\WKHPDQDJHPHQWLPPHGLDWHO\RIDQ\ PHDQVWKDWDSD\UROOWD[FRXOGQRWEHUHDOLVWLFDOO\H[SHFW-Â ductibles Â be Â uniform Â for Â all Â participants, Â or Â would Â they Â The Â downtown Â will Â come Â to Â an Â HUURUVZKLFKPD\RFFXU HGWRFRYHUWKHIXOOFRVWRIWKHV\VWHP$SD\UROOWD[DW (See Â Letter, Â Page Â 5A) 7KH$GGLVRQ,QGHSHQGHQW8636 (See Â Davis, Â Page Â 5A)
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Addison Â Independent, Â Thursday, Â February Â 20, Â 2014 Â â€” Â PAGE Â 5A
Letters to the Editor
Town Â Meeting Â Letter Â Policy
Many Â reasons Â to Â support Â municipal Â building Â project I Â am Â writing Â to Â urge Â the Â people Â of Â the Â town Â of Â Middlebury Â to Â sup-Â port Â the Â town/college Â agreement Â by Â voting Â in Â favor Â of Â the Â proposed Â bond Â issue Â (Article Â 6). Â There Â are Â two Â compelling Â reasons Â to Â do Â this: Â need Â and Â cost. Â The Â need Â should Â be Â evident Â to Â anyone Â who Â considers Â the Â condition Â of Â our Â current Â town Â RIÂżFHVDQGJ\P:HPXVWUHQRYDWH them Â or Â build Â new Â ones. Â The Â town/ college Â agreement Â will Â enable Â the Â town Â to Â do Â this Â at Â a Â minimum Â cost Â to Â taxpayers. Â For Â $2 Â million, Â thanks Â to Â the Â collegeâ€™s Â contribution Â of Â $4.5 Â million Â debt Â service Â plus Â $1 Â million Â in Â cash, Â we Â will Â gain Â a Â new Â town Â hall, Â a Â recreation Â center, Â and Â a Â public Â park, Â which Â the Â college Â will Â maintain Â for Â 99 Â years Â and Â more. Â There Â is Â no Â other Â way Â in Â sight Â to Â make Â this Â project Â more Â affordable Â
to Â the Â town. Â No Â plausible Â alternative Â KDVEHHQEURXJKWIRUZDUG:HKDYH a Â heavy Â responsibility. Â If Â we Â fail Â to Â seize Â this Â opportunity Â now, Â there Â is Â no Â reason Â to Â suppose Â that Â another Â will Â arise Â soon. Â Time Â will Â pass. Â The Â need Â will Â grow Â more Â critical, Â and Â the Â cost Â will Â become Â greater. Â I Â have Â heard Â it Â said Â that Â if Â the Â town Â votes Â â€œNoâ€? Â on Â this Â issue, Â a Â new Â selectboard Â will Â be Â able Â to Â negotiate Â a Â new Â agreement Â with Â the Â FROOHJHWRÂżQDQFHDQHZDQG\HWWR EHGHÂżQHGSURMHFW7KLVLVKLJKO\ unlikely. Â The Â college Â has Â said Â noth-Â ing Â to Â give Â anyone Â reason Â to Â believe Â it. Â It Â has Â said Â it Â is Â committed Â to Â this Â project Â and Â this Â only. Â So, Â it Â is Â a Â reckless Â and Â self-Âdeceitful Â hope Â that Â the Â college Â will Â open Â its Â purse Â once Â DJDLQ:KDWWKLVKRSHGRHVSURYHLV how Â essential Â the Â college Â contribu-Â
WLRQLVWRÂżQDQFHWKLVSURMHFW,Q public Â life, Â it Â is Â necessary Â to Â seize Â real Â opportunities, Â and Â not Â go Â chas-Â ing Â after Â imaginary Â ones. Â Therefore, Â I Â urge Â Middlebury Â voters Â to Â support Â the Â bond Â issue. But Â there Â are Â more Â reasons Â than Â necessity Â to Â vote Â for Â the Â bond Â issue: Â FLYLFGXW\DQGFLYLFSULGH:HKDYH an Â opportunity Â to Â give Â a Â gift Â of Â du-Â rable Â buildings Â to Â our Â posterity Â that Â enrich Â public Â life, Â gifts Â such Â as Â we Â have Â received: Â Battell Â Bridge, Â the Â Town Â Hall Â Theater, Â Ilsley Â Library, Â Cross Â Street Â Bridge. Â Like Â virtue, Â doing Â oneâ€™s Â civic Â duty Â is Â its Â own Â reward, Â but Â there Â is Â even Â a Â greater Â delight Â in Â achieving Â something Â in Â which Â future Â generations Â will Â take Â pride. Victor Â Nuovo Middlebury
Childcare Â union Â bill Â would Â mute Â providersâ€™ Â voices As Â a Â group Â of Â family Â childcare Â providers, Â we Â want Â to Â voice Â our Â concerns Â about Â the Â child Â care Â union Â bill, Â S.316. It Â would Â take Â away Â our Â ability Â to Â voice Â our Â personal Â opinions Â and Â make Â it Â mandatory Â that Â the Â union Â will Â be Â the Â only Â voice Â heard, Â if Â this Â goes Â into Â effect. Please Â take Â a Â moment Â to Â look Â at Â the Â ripple Â effect Â that Â will Â happen Â LIWKHXQLRQLVYRWHGLQ2XUSULFHV to Â families, Â some Â of Â whom Â already Â have Â a Â hard Â time Â paying, Â will Â have Â to Â increase Â because Â providers Â will Â be Â mandated Â to Â pay Â union Â dues Â or Â JLYHXSWKHLUEXVLQHVVHV:KHQZH close, Â parents Â will Â lose Â their Â jobs, Â centers Â will Â not Â be Â able Â to Â support Â the Â amount Â of Â children Â needing Â care Â and Â if Â they Â do, Â it Â may Â cause Â changes Â to Â the Â quality Â and Â respectful Â care Â they Â provide Â due Â to Â increased Â stressors. Â
:LWKRXWXQLTXHTXDOLW\SURJUDPV to Â choose Â from, Â our Â society Â will Â be Â compromised. Â Parents Â should Â have Â the Â choice Â to Â put Â their Â children Â in Â smaller Â programs Â if Â they Â feel Â it Â is Â in Â the Â best Â interest Â of Â their Â children. Think Â about Â the Â other Â repercus-Â sions. Â There Â are Â no Â guarantees Â that Â subsidy Â will Â increase Â because Â of Â a Â XQLRQ6XEVLG\LVDSDUHQWEHQHÂżW QRWDSURYLGHUEHQHÂżW+RZZLOOWKH union Â guarantee Â an Â increase Â in Â qual-Â LW\":HDOUHDG\KDYHWKH67$56 program Â where Â providers Â have Â to Â prove Â that Â they Â go Â above Â and Â beyond Â state Â regulations Â to Â improve Â the Â quality Â of Â childcare Â in Â their Â pro-Â grams Â in Â order Â to Â gain Â STARS. :HDOUHDG\KDYHDYRLFH7KHUH was Â a Â year-Âlong Â committee Â that Â all Â providers Â were Â able Â to Â be Â a Â part Â of Â that Â rewrote Â the Â childcare Â regula-Â tions Â for Â the Â state Â of Â Vermont. Â It Â is Â proven Â that Â providers Â are Â entrusted Â
to Â adapt Â and Â respond Â to Â ever-Â changing Â priorities Â and Â evolving Â needs Â of Â children Â and Â families, Â by Â building Â alliances Â and Â developing Â trust, Â promoting Â self-Âawareness Â and Â VXSSRUWLQJWKHÂżQHWXQLQJRIYRLFH to Â have Â the Â courage Â to Â stand Â up Â for Â what Â we Â believe Â in. Michelle Â J. Â Sherwin, Â Amy Â Smith, Â Geralyn Â Barrows, Â Jeanne Â Bergeron, Â Louise Â Bowdish, Â Rose Â Brady, Â Laura Â Briggs, Â Jennifer Â Bromley, Â Lori Â Brown, Â Wendy Â Chase, Â Cookie Â Cummings, Â Jen-Â nifer Â Cyr, Â Kirsten Â De Â La Â Cruz, Â Tanya Â Desrocher, Â Janette Â Du-Â mont, Â Dawn Â Goodro, Â Bethany Â Hallock, Â Regina Â Houle, Â Muffy Â Kashkin-ÂGrollier, Â Morgan Â Kit-Â tredge, Â Donna Â Meacham, Â Susan Â Owen-ÂJankowski, Â Casey Â Ragan-Â Selecky, Â Helen Â Swenor, Â Katie Â Welch, Â Bruce Â Welch Â and Â Katrina Â Whitcomb
Opponents Â low-Âballing Â gym Â costs, Â says Â author Â of Â report First, Â let Â me Â be Â clear Â that Â this Â is Â QRWDOHWWHUVSHFLÂżFDOO\DGYRFDW-Â ing Â or Â opposing Â the Â proposed Â town Â RIÂżFHDQGUHFUHDWLRQDOEXLOGLQJ plan Â which Â involves Â Middlebury Â College Â assuming Â $4.5 Â million Â in Â debt Â and Â donating Â $1 Â million Â for Â a Â QHZPXQLFLSDORIÂżFHEXLOGLQJDQG recreational Â center, Â the Â relocation Â RIWKH2VERUQH+RXVHDQGWKHODQG exchange Â (Article Â 6). Â Â Instead, Â I Â would Â like Â to Â clarify Â information Â taken Â from Â a Â De-Â cember Â 2012 Â structural Â report Â on Â the Â gymnasium. Â As Â the Â structural Â engineer Â hired Â by Â the Â town Â to Â write Â this Â report, Â I Â would Â be Â remiss Â to Â not Â respond Â to Â recent Â phrases Â describ-Â ing Â the Â existing Â Municipal Â Gym-Â nasium Â building Â such Â as Â â€œexcellent Â structural Â condition,â€? Â â€œstructurally Â sound,â€? Â â€œexcellent Â brick Â work/con-Â ditionâ€? Â (and Â more) Â in Â framing Â the Â discussion. Â Â My Â biggest Â fear Â in Â seeing Â this Â language Â show Â up Â week Â after Â week Â is Â that Â this Â language Â and Â the Â context Â and Â arguments Â to Â which Â it Â is Â being Â used Â for Â seems Â to Â be Â greatly Â under-Â estimating Â the Â complete Â rehabilita-Â tion Â and Â renovation Â work Â potentially Â required Â for Â the Â gymnasium, Â while Â drastically Â simplifying Â the Â conclu-Â sions Â and Â recommendations Â of Â the Â report. Â I Â am Â offering Â to Â readers Â a Â VXPPDU\RIWKHÂżQGLQJVVRWKDWSHR-Â ple Â can Â make Â their Â own Â conclusions Â informed Â by Â a Â fuller Â understanding Â of Â the Â condition Â of Â the Â building. Â Â 7KHH[LVWLQJURRIDQGĂ€RRU systems Â of Â the Â gymnasium Â were Â generally Â found Â to Â be Â structurally Â adequate Â in Â supporting Â current Â building Â code-Ârequired Â loading. Â However, Â many Â issues Â in Â addition Â WRWKHURRIDQGĂ€RRUFDSDFLWLHVZHUH brought Â up Â in Â the Â report Â including: Â potential Â reinforcing Â or Â replacement Â of Â the Â main Â wood Â roof Â structure Â
ZKHUHZDWHULQÂżOWUDWLRQDQGURWKDV RFFXUUHGDIXOOLQYHVWLJDWLRQQHHGHG and Â potential Â new Â secondary Â drain-Â age Â system Â for Â the Â entire Â roof, Â and Â a Â new Â tapered Â roof Â system Â to Â provide Â DGHTXDWHGUDLQDJHDQHZH[WHULRU main Â entrance Â north Â stair Â and Â land Â ing Â structure Â involving Â complete Â removal Â and Â re-Âbuild Â with Â new Â FRQFUHWHIRXQGDWLRQVDQGUHSDLUVWR the Â interior Â south Â entrance Â landing Â DQGVWDLUVVSHFLÂżFDOO\WKHFRQFUHWH slab Â and Â removal/replacement Â of Â corroded Â steel Â beams. Regarding Â the Â exterior Â brick Â condition, Â there Â were Â additional Â issues Â noted Â in Â the Â report Â regard-Â ing Â evidence Â of Â water Â and Â moisture Â movement Â through Â the Â wall Â on Â the Â west Â side Â of Â the Â building Â in Â the Â form Â RIYLVXDOHIĂ€RUHVFHQFHRUZKLWHVDOW deposits, Â on Â the Â face Â of Â the Â brick. Â Â Last Â but Â certainly Â not Â least, Â there Â is Â the Â issue Â of Â the Â noticeable Â settle-Â ment Â and Â cracking Â of Â the Â basement, Â interior, Â and Â exterior Â masonry Â walls Â on Â the Â north Â side Â of Â the Â building, Â along Â with Â the Â multitude Â of Â repairs, Â investigations, Â and Â funds Â spent Â in Â the Â past Â in Â trying Â to Â remediate Â this Â issue. Â Â The Â report Â recommended Â a Â period Â of Â monitoring Â for Â any Â settlement Â the Â building Â may Â still Â be Â undergo-Â ing, Â with Â recommendations Â on Â what Â measures Â will Â be Â required Â once Â the Â state Â of Â the Â current Â building Â is Â better Â understood. Â As Â I Â am Â sure Â you Â are Â well Â aware, Â the Â foundation Â systems Â IRUDQ\EXLOGLQJDUHE\GHÂżQLWLRQ the Â building Â blocks Â of Â the Â structure Â and Â a Â key Â element Â to Â the Â entire Â building Â performing Â adequately Â for Â its Â intended Â service Â life. Â In Â this Â case, Â the Â future Â monitoring Â and Â settlement Â VWXG\PD\FRQÂżUPWKHFRPSOH[LWLHV in Â trying Â to Â completely Â remediate Â the Â settlement Â issues Â on Â what Â ap-Â SHDUVWREHDWULFN\ÂżOOVLWHZLWKRXW
appropriate Â funds Â and Â further Â foun-Â dation Â improvement Â solutions. Â I Â should Â also Â note Â that Â this Â report Â was Â based Â on Â limited Â and Â isolated Â observations Â of Â the Â structural Â sys-Â tems Â on Â the Â interior Â of Â the Â building. Â Any Â number Â of Â unknown Â conditions Â could Â be Â uncovered Â during Â whatever Â renovations Â are Â required Â for Â the Â building. How Â much Â work Â and Â to Â what Â level Â the Â rehabilitation Â needs Â to Â go, Â LQDGGLWLRQWRPHHWLQJPLQLPXPÂżUH and Â building Â safety Â code Â require-Â ments Â if Â future Â renovations Â are Â to Â occur, Â is Â a Â complex Â topic Â involving Â a Â myriad Â of Â issues. Â Sustainable Â and Â building Â life-Âcycle Â issues Â including Â indoor Â air Â quality Â and Â the Â health Â of Â the Â occupants Â of Â the Â building, Â long-Âterm Â building Â maintenance Â and Â energy Â consumption, Â the Â presence Â RIDQ\KD]DUGRXVEXLOGLQJDQGÂżQLVK materials Â (asbestos, Â lead Â paint, Â etc.), Â building Â embodied Â energy Â and Â exist-Â ing Â building Â re-Âuse, Â among Â others, Â all Â need Â to Â be Â carefully Â considered Â when Â comparing Â the Â potential Â reha-Â bilitation Â of Â a Â historic Â brick Â building Â to Â a Â newly Â constructed Â building Â on Â a Â different Â site. Â Â Since Â I Â no Â longer Â work Â for Â the Â en-Â JLQHHULQJÂżUPWKDW,ZDVZLWKDWWKH time Â this Â study Â was Â completed, Â any Â opinions Â or Â inferences Â the Â reader Â takes Â from Â this Â letter Â are Â mine Â alone. Â I Â would Â be Â happy Â to Â tour Â the Â exist-Â ing Â building Â again Â with Â those Â who Â have Â questions Â to Â go Â over Â the Â issues Â that Â were Â observed. Â I Â also Â look Â forward Â to Â the Â creative Â and Â innova-Â tive Â solutions Â that Â I Â know Â the Â town Â RI0LGGOHEXU\RIÂżFLDOVWKHSURMHFW design Â team, Â and Â the Â Middlebury Â residents Â will Â come Â up Â with Â for Â either Â path Â that Â is Â chosen Â once Â this Â debate Â is Â behind Â us. Â Â Greg Â Sellers Middlebury
Town Â Meeting Â Day Â is Â coming Â up Â and Â the Â Addison Â Independent Â wants Â to Â give Â everyone Â a Â chance Â to Â have Â WKHLUYRLFHVKHDUGLQRXUOHWWHUVIRUXP:HHQFRXUDJH citizens Â to Â discuss Â and Â debate Â issues Â and Â candidates Â on Â which Â they Â will Â cast Â ballots Â come Â March Â 4. Â To Â ensure Â
that Â we Â have Â room Â to Â publish Â a Â letter Â to Â the Â editor Â from Â any Â local Â resident Â who Â wants Â to Â share Â their Â opinion Â we Â will Â limit Â each Â individual Â to Â one Â letter Â of Â no Â more Â than Â 800 Â words Â on Â a Â single Â topic Â during Â the Â six Â weeks Â leading Â up Â to Â Town Â Meeting Â Day.
Letter (Continued Â from Â Page Â 4A) DEUXSWKDOWDWWKHWUDIÂżFFLUFOH2XU municipal Â buildings Â will Â be Â destroyed Â and Â replaced Â by Â an Â unnecessary Â col-Â lege Â gateway Â park. Â In Â exchange, Â we Â will Â acquire Â two Â badly Â located, Â under-Â sized, Â humdrum Â new Â buildings. To Â me, Â the Â proposed Â town Â hall Â next Â to Â the Â Ilsley Â Library Â resembles Â a Â cross Â between Â the Â newest Â Kinney Â Drugstores Â and Â a Â New Â York Â Thruway Â rest Â stop. Â It Â would Â increase Â parking Â demands Â while Â shrinking Â the Â badly Â overcrowded Â parking Â lot Â and Â would Â make Â needed Â library Â expansion Â H[WUHPHO\GLIÂżFXOWDQGFRVWO\\HWLW would Â be Â too Â small Â for Â town Â meeting Â and Â major Â elections. Â Voting Â booths, Â ballot Â boxes Â and Â essential Â election Â supplies Â would Â have Â to Â be Â trucked Â expensively Â to Â some Â other Â venue. The Â proposed Â Creek Â Road Â gym Â would Â add Â to Â Route Â 7 Â congestion Â and Â sprawl. Â It Â would Â be Â beyond Â walking Â distance Â for Â most Â residents, Â including Â many Â children Â who Â use Â the Â downtown Â gym. Â It Â would Â have Â no Â dedicated Â space Â for Â the Â senior Â center Â
or Â martial Â arts Â and Â no Â space Â at Â all Â for Â the Â teen Â center. Â Any Â expansion Â would Â HOLPLQDWHWKH/LWWOH/HDJXHÂżHOGV7KH draft Â UD-Â3/town Â agreement Â on Â the Â proposed Â gym Â is Â still Â unsettled Â and Â it Â LVQRWFOHDUWKDWZHZLOOVHHDÂżQLVKHG document Â before Â voting. Â It Â appears Â now Â that Â the Â town Â would Â assume Â most Â expenses Â and Â risks Â and Â school Â use Â of Â the Â gym Â might Â well Â compete Â with Â full Â access Â by Â residents. Â (It Â is Â unknown Â as Â of Â Feb. Â 14 Â whether Â gym Â construction Â on Â the Â site Â is Â even Â legal Â under Â Act Â 60.) Both Â proposed Â new Â buildings, Â al-Â ready Â over Â budget, Â would Â be Â built Â on Â a Â shoestring, Â requiring Â corner-Âcutting Â LQPDWHULDOVDQGHQHUJ\HIÂżFLHQF\:H would Â not Â know Â in Â advance Â what Â we Â were Â actually Â getting. Â Keeping Â the Â gym Â and Â town Â hall Â together, Â even Â if Â we Â decide Â to Â build Â PRGHVWQHZRIÂżFHVVDYHVPRQH\ with Â a Â shared Â heating Â plant Â and Â other Â facilities. Â The Â existing Â gym Â has Â ample Â space Â for Â all Â activities Â plus Â expansion Â room. Â It Â is Â structurally Â sound, Â with Â ex-Â cellent Â brickwork, Â and Â can Â be Â afford-Â ably Â renovated. Â Parking Â is Â plentiful. Â
The Â downtown Â gym Â contributes Â to Â a Â thriving Â town Â center Â and Â helps Â Main Â 6WUHHWEXVLQHVVHV2IFRXUVH0LGGOH-Â EXU\LVQRWDIĂ€XHQWDQGFDQQRWZDVWH money Â on Â luxuries. Â But Â neither Â are Â we Â beggars Â who Â must Â sell Â our Â municipal Â heartland Â to Â our Â rich Â neighbor Â for Â quick Â cash. As Â disturbing Â as Â the Â physical Â upheaval Â of Â our Â town Â is Â the Â manner Â in Â which Â the Â selectboard Â has Â trampled Â democratic Â process Â in Â railroading Â its Â scheme Â through, Â virtually Â tear-Â ing Â up Â our Â duly Â adopted, Â binding Â town Â plan. Â They Â have Â manufactured Â a Â false Â sense Â of Â urgency Â to Â justify Â a Â hasty Â vote. Â Fortunately, Â a Â majority Â of Â selectboard Â candidates Â have Â promised Â to Â vote Â â€œnoâ€? Â on Â the Â bond. Â I Â hope Â that Â a Â majority Â of Â citizens Â will Â also Â see Â the Â wisdom Â of Â defeating Â Article Â 6 Â (the Â bond) Â and Â approving Â Article Â 9 Â at Â town Â meeting, Â preserving Â our Â municipal Â land Â for Â town Â use Â and Â claiming Â the Â peopleâ€™s Â right Â to Â decide Â Middleburyâ€™s Â future. Judy Â Olinick Middlebury
Letters Â can Â be Â found Â on Â Pages Â 4A, Â 5A, Â 7A, Â 12A.
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RIÂżFH WR VWD\ SXW IRHV VD\ :HOO town Â plans Â are Â binding Â because Â zon-Â ing Â laws Â must Â be Â based Â upon Â plans Â to Â have Â standing, Â an Â issue Â that Â is Â not Â relevant Â here. Â And, Â yes, Â in Â an Â ideal Â world Â town Â plans Â would Â perfectly Â re-Â Ă€HFW UHDOLW\ DQG DQWLFLSDWH FKDQJLQJ FLUFXPVWDQFHV2XUVGLGQRWSUHGLFWD $5.5 Â million Â offer Â that Â solves Â a Â prob-Â lem Â that Â has Â been Â fruitlessly Â studied Â for Â 20 Â years. Iâ€™d Â say Â 200 Â yards Â is Â close Â enough Â to Â the Â original Â site Â to Â meet Â the Â planâ€™s Â intent. Â‡ 7KH J\P FDQ EH Âż[HG PRUH cheaply Â than Â Bread Â Loaf Â estimates, Â RSSRQHQWV VD\ :HOO HYHQ LI WKDW statement Â were Â accurate, Â the Â gym Â is Â DWWDFKHG WR WKH LQHIÂżFLHQW GHFUHSLW RIÂżFHEXLOGLQJWKDWPXVWJRWRPDNH this Â deal Â happen. Â But Â the Â statement Â is Â not Â accurate. Â Bread Â Loaf Â Corp. Â has Â studied Â this Â project Â for Â months Â and Â produced Â UHDPVRIHVWLPDWHVDQGUHVHDUFK2S-Â
SRQHQWV DUH QRW TXDOLÂżHG WR FKHUU\ pick Â a Â few Â numbers Â and Â question Â the Â ÂżUPÂśVHQJLQHHUVDQGDUFKLWHFWV And Â the Â folks Â in Â Vergennes Â and Â Ferrisburgh Â donâ€™t Â question Â Bread Â /RDI ZKLFK LV ÂżQLVKLQJ WKH FLW\ÂśV new Â police Â station Â under Â budget Â and Â ÂżQLVKHG)HUULVEXUJKÂśVQHZWRZQRI-Â ÂżFHEXLOGLQJRQEXGJHW ,FRXOGJRRQDQGRQ2QHSHUVRQ on Â Front Â Porch Â Forum Â called Â the Â col-Â legeâ€™s Â contribution Â a Â â€œreal Â estate Â pur-Â chase,â€? Â as Â if Â what Â the Â college Â is Â get-Â ting Â back Â in Â the Â deal Â is Â really Â worth Â PLOOLRQ2WKHUVFDOOWKHSURFHVV Ă€DZHGEXWWKHSURSRVDOZLOOEHGH-Â cided Â by Â residents, Â not Â selectboard Â PHPEHUVDQGFROOHJHRIÂżFLDOV Itâ€™s Â really Â simpler Â than Â it Â looks. Â If Â a Â voter Â truly Â believes Â in Â the Â current Â site Â and Â is Â willing Â to Â pay Â the Â $6.4 Â million Â freight, Â vote Â no. Â If Â a Â resident Â sees Â the Â EHQHÂżWVRIWKHQHZEXLOGLQJVDWDFRVW to Â taxpayers Â of Â $2 Â million, Â vote Â yes. Â The Â rest Â is Â just Â noise.
Finally, Â will Â the Â voters Â have Â enough Â information Â about Â the Â pro-Â SRVHG EHQHÂżWV DQG ÂżQDQFLQJ VWUXF-Â ture Â for Â single-Âpayer Â to Â be Â able Â to Â make Â informed Â decisions Â about Â can-Â didatesâ€™ Â positions Â on Â these Â issues Â in Â the Â November Â 2014 Â election? Â If Â the Â administration Â keeps Â to Â its Â current Â
schedule, Â the Â November Â 2016 Â elec-Â tion Â will Â be Â too Â late Â to Â make Â these Â decisions, Â because Â that Â election Â would Â come Â less Â than Â two Â months Â before Â the Â start Â date Â for Â single-Âpayer. Â Eric Â L. Â Davis Â is Â professor Â emeri-Â tus Â of Â political Â science Â at Â Middle-Â bury Â College.
Davis (Continued Â from Â Page Â 4A) be Â based Â on Â a Â sliding Â scale? Â The Â more Â complex Â a Â system Â of Â co-Â pays Â and Â deductibles Â is Â established, Â the Â more Â administrative Â costs Â will Â be Â borne Â by Â providers, Â thus Â defeat-Â ing Â one Â of Â the Â goals Â of Â single-Âpay-Â er. Â However, Â a Â system Â with Â no, Â or Â simple, Â out-Âof-Âpocket Â costs Â would Â require Â more Â revenues Â to Â be Â raised Â through Â taxes. Â
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Obituaries Simone Malzac, 101, Middlebury
MIDDLEBURY Â â€” Â Simone Â B. Â Malzac, Â 101, Â died Â Thursday Â evening, Â Feb. Â 13, Â 2014, Â at Â Helen Â Porter Â Healthcare Â and Â Rehabilitation Â Center. She Â was Â born Â Nov. Â 2, Â 1912, Â in Â Quebec, Â Canada, Â the Â daughter Â of Â WKHODWH+HQULDQG/HRQLH/HPLHX[ Bolduc. Â Simone Â married Â Roch Â Mizeal Â Malzac Â in Â August Â of Â 1932 Â in Â St. Â Paulâ€™s Â Catholic Â Church, Â Orwell. Â She Â was Â a Â member Â of Â St. Â Maryâ€™s Â Catholic Â Church, Â Middlebury Â and Â was Â a Â Licensed Â Practical Â Nurse, Â primarily Â at Â Porter Â Hospital, Â for Â many Â years. Â She Â enjoyed Â sewing, Â knitting, Â cooking Â and Â taking Â care Â of Â her Â large, Â H[WHQGHG IDPLO\ 6KH ZDV WUXO\ WKH matriarch Â for Â the Â Bolduc, Â Malzac Â and Â Leggett Â families Â throughout Â her Â life. Â She Â also Â treasured Â her Â faith Â and Â was Â a Â role Â model Â and Â inspiration Â to Â all Â who Â knew Â her. Â Survivors Â are Â her Â daughter, Â Janet Â Leggett Â of Â Middlebury;Íž Â her Â son, Â Roch Â Richard Â Malzac Â and Â wife, Â Elizabeth, Â of Â Torrington, Â Conn.;Íž Â her Â sister Â Irene Â Boise Â of Â New Â Haven;Íž Â her Â brother Â Dennis Â Bolduc Â of Â Bridport;Íž Â her Â grandchildren, Â Carolyn Â Perine Â (Ken), Â Robert Â Leggett Â (Joanne), Â Jane Â Roy Â (Eugene), Â David Â Leggett Â (Sue), Â all Â of Â Middlebury, Â Judy Â Whitney Â
(Tim) Â of Â Chinook Â Mont., Â Deborah Â Farr Â (Rick) Â of Â Valrico, Â Fla., Â William Â 0DO]DF 0DUW\ RI :DFR 7H[DV Shelly Â Curtsinger Â (Mike) Â of Â Bluff Â 'DOH7H[DV0LFKDHO0DO]DF/HRQD RI&DUUROOWRQ7H[DV6DP0DO]DFRI 5LFKDUGVRQ 7H[DV DQG (PLO\ %LEE 5LFN RI$UOLQJWRQ7H[DVJUHDW grandchildren;Íž Â and Â 25 Â great-Âgreat-Â grandchildren. Â She Â is Â also Â survived Â by Â numerous Â nieces, Â nephews Â and Â cousins. Â She Â was Â predeceased Â by Â her Â husband, Â Roch Â Malzac, Â who Â died Â in Â 1958;Íž Â her Â sisters Â Alice Â Boise, Â Marcienne Â Malzac, Â Gabrielle Â Bailey Â and Â Jean Â Huestis;Íž Â and Â her Â brothers Â Ben Â and Â Gerald Â Bolduc. Â A Â Mass Â of Â Christian Â burial Â will Â be Â celebrated Â on Â Friday, Â Feb. Â 21, Â 2014, Â at Â 11 Â a.m. Â at Â St. Â Maryâ€™s Â Catholic Â Church, Â Middlebury, Â with Â the Â Rev. Â William Â Beaudin Â as Â celebrant. Â There Â will Â be Â no Â visiting Â hours. Â Burial Â will Â be Â at Â a Â later Â date Â in Â St. Â Maryâ€™s Â Cemetery. Memorial Â contributions Â may Â be Â made Â to Â St. Â Maryâ€™s Â School Â at Â 86 Â Shannon Â St., Â Middlebury, Â or Â to Â Helen Â Porter Â Healthcare Â and Â Rehabilitation Â Center Â at Â 30 Â Porter Â Drive, Â Middlebury. Â The Â family Â would Â like Â to Â thank Â the Â staff Â at Â Addison Â
Barbara Bushey 71, Middlebury
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County Â Home Â Health Â and Â Hospice Â and Â at Â Helen Â Porter Â Healthcare Â and Â 5HKDELOLWDWLRQ &HQWHU IRU WKH H[HP-Â plary Â care Â given Â to Â Simone, Â adding Â greatly Â to Â her Â quality Â of Â life. Â Arrangements Â are Â under Â the Â direc-Â tion Â of Â the Â Sanderson-ÂDucharme Â Funeral Â Home, Â Middlebury, Â www. VDQGHUVRQIXQHUDOVHUYLFHFRPÂ¸
Lester Case Sr., 75, Ferrisburgh FERRISBURGH Â â€” Â Lester Â Gordon Â Case Â Sr., Â 75, Â of Â Ferrisburgh Â passed Â away Â peacefully Â on Â Monday, Â Feb. Â 17, Â 2014, Â at Â Helen Â Porter Â Nursing Â Home Â in Â Middlebury Â after Â a Â yearlong Â illness. Â He Â was Â the Â loving Â husband Â of Â 55 Â years Â to Â Marion Â (Anderson) Â Case. Born Â April Â 10, Â 1938, Â a Â son Â of Â the Â late Â Kenneth Â E. Â and Â Lillian Â (Geoffrion) Â Case Â in Â New Â Haven, Â Conn., Â he Â was Â happiest Â when Â he Â was Â working Â â€” Â either Â on Â the Â job Â as Â an Â electrician, Â or Â by Â building, Â renovat-Â ing Â or Â other Â projects Â at Â home. Â He Â was Â proud Â to Â have Â served Â in Â the Â U.S. Â Navy Â in Â the Â mid-Â1950s. An Â accomplished Â mechanic, Â there Â wasnâ€™t Â an Â issue Â with Â the Â family Â cars Â WKDW/HVWHUFRXOGQÂśWÂż[+LVGHWHUPL-Â nation Â and Â refusal Â to Â accept Â â€œgood Â
enoughâ€? Â was Â an Â inspiration, Â and Â sometimes Â an Â aggravation, Â to Â those Â closest Â to Â him. Â If Â he Â had Â a Â motto Â it Â would Â be, Â â€œWhy Â bother Â doing Â it, Â if Â youâ€™re Â not Â going Â to Â do Â it Â right.â€? His Â dedication Â to Â his Â family Â was Â unwavering Â and Â he Â did Â all Â he Â could Â to Â protect Â and Â provide Â for Â them, Â sometimes Â working Â two Â or Â three Â jobs Â when Â times Â were Â tight. Â He Â may Â have Â EHHQ H[KDXVWHG EXW ZRXOG DOZD\V ÂżQGWKHHQHUJ\WRGRZKDWQHHGHGWR be Â done. A Â quiet Â man Â by Â nature, Â he Â was Â content Â to Â observe Â those Â around Â him, Â contributing Â a Â comment Â here Â and Â there. Â One Â of Â his Â favorite Â pastimes, Â upon Â moving Â to Â Vermont Â in Â 2006, Â was Â watching Â the Â classic Â cars Â cruise Â Route Â 7 Â from Â his Â front Â porch Â in Â the Â
summertime. Â In Â winter, Â he Â enjoyed Â watching Â the Â birds Â and Â looking Â for Â animals Â and Â their Â tracks Â in Â the Â coupleâ€™s Â park-Âlike Â backyard. Lester Â will Â be Â greatly Â missed Â by Â his Â wife Â Marion;Íž Â his Â son, Â Lester Â Case Â Jr. Â (Debra) Â of Â North Â Haven, Â Conn., Â his Â daughter, Â Kris Â Pearsall Â (Geoff) Â of Â %ULVWRO ÂżYH JUDQGVRQV /HVWHU &DVH III Â of Â Fortson, Â Ga., Â William Â Case Â of Â Meriden, Â Conn., Â Thomas Â Case Â of Â North Â Haven, Â Conn., Â and Â Kyle Â and Â Kevin Â Pearsall Â of Â Bristol;Íž Â and Â great-Â JUDQGVRQ $\GHQ &DVH RI :LGHÂżHOG Colo. ,Q OLHX RI Ă€RZHUV WKH IDPLO\ asks Â that Â contributions Â be Â made Â to Â Addison Â County Â Home Â Health Â and Â Hospice, Â for Â whose Â support Â the Â IDPLO\LVH[WUHPHO\JUDWHIXOÂ¸
MIDDLEBURY Â â€” Â Barbara Â A. Â Bushey Â 71, Â of Â Middlebury, Â died Â Thursday, Â Feb. Â 13, Â 2014, Â at Â Fletcher Â Allen Â Health Â Care Â after Â a Â brief Â illness. She Â was Â born Â on Â July Â 9, Â 1942, Â in Â Middlebury, Â the Â daughter Â of Â the Â late Â Raymond Â Sr. Â and Â Catherine Â (Whitman) Â Allen. Â She Â graduated Â from Â Middlebury Â High Â School, Â class Â of Â 1960. Barbara Â was Â employed Â as Â a Â recep-Â tionist Â at Â CVPS Â for Â many Â years. Â She Â later Â became Â a Â bank Â teller Â at Â the Â National Â Bank Â of Â Middlebury Â before Â retiring. Â After Â retirement Â she Â thoroughly Â enjoyed Â volunteering Â at Â Porter Â Hospital Â as Â well Â as Â for Â the Â Everybody Â Wins! Â reading Â program Â at Â Mary Â Hogan Â School. She Â married Â the Â love Â of Â her Â life, Â Ralph Â Bushey, Â on Â May Â 4, Â 1963. Â Â Everyone Â who Â knew Â Barb Â knew Â that Â she Â was Â an Â AVID Â and Â Devoted Â 5HG6R[IDQ$1'VKHOHWHYHU\RQH know Â it! Â She Â would Â rarely Â miss Â even Â a Â single Â game. Â One Â of Â the Â things Â that Â she Â wanted Â throughout Â her Â entire Â stay Â LQWKH6,&8ZDVKHU5HG6R[KDWDQG she Â wore Â it Â proudly Â until Â the Â end. Â Barbâ€™s Â other Â great Â enjoyment Â was Â quilting Â and Â knitting. Â Many Â family Â members Â and Â friends Â have Â enjoyed Â these Â gifts Â for Â many, Â many Â years. Barb Â was Â a Â longtime Â member Â of Â the Â Otter Â Valley Â Good Â Samâ€™s Â RV Â Club Â and Â an Â honorary Â member Â of Â
Perkins Â of Â Bennington, Â Vt.;Íž Â and Â his Â parents, Â Kenneth Â Robert Â Murray Â and Â Hazel Â M. Â Murray Â of Â East Â Middlebury, Â Vt. Â He Â also Â leaves Â four Â brothers: Â Scott Â of Â Middlebury, Â Vt., Â Robert Â and Â his Â wife Â Dorie Â of Â Rutland, Â Vt., Â Mark Â and Â his Â wife Â Patty Â of Â East Â Middlebury, Â Vt., Â and Â Richard Â of Â Middlebury, Â Vt. Â He Â also Â leaves Â several Â grandchildren, Â nieces Â and Â nephews. Â ,QKLVÂżQDOKRXUVKLVIULHQG+RQRU Hawk Â of Â Goshen, Â Vt., Â performed Â a Â Mohawk Â Passover Â Prayer Â to Â help Â guide Â his Â spirit. Â A Â memorial Â service Â will Â be Â held Â at Â a Â later Â date. Â In Â lieu Â of Â Ă€RZHUVKLVZLIHDVNVWKDWPHPRULDO donations Â be Â made Â to Â the Â Disabled Â
BARBARA Â A. Â BUSHEY and Â compassion Â this Â past Â month. Â You Â were Â all Â wonderful. ,QOLHXRIĂ€RZHUVPHPRULDOFRQWUL-Â butions Â may Â be Â made Â to Â the Â Addison Â County Â Humane Â Society Â at Â 236 Â Boardman Â St., Â Middlebury. Â or Â to Â the Â Volunteer Â Program Â at Â Porter Â Hospital, Â Porter Â Drive, Â Middlebury. Â Arrangements Â are Â under Â the Â direc-Â tion Â of Â the Â Sanderson-ÂDucharme Â Funeral Â Home, Â www.sandersonfu-Â QHUDOVHUYLFHFRPÂ¸
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#3 Â at Â 4 Â Jayne Â Court. Â The Â victimâ€™s Â QHLJKERUFDOOHGLQWKHÂżUHDIWHUVPHOO-Â ing Â smoke Â in Â her Â upstairs Â apartment. Â In Â checking Â the Â downstairs Â apart-Â ment, Â she Â noted Â smoke Â coming Â from Â unit Â #3 Â and Â called Â 911. Â The Â occupant Â of Â the Â unit, Â Terrance Â Derrick, Â as Â well Â as Â tenants Â from Â the Â adjacent Â units, Â were Â all Â safely Â HYDFXDWHG:KHQ ÂżUHÂżJKWHUV DUULYHG on Â scene, Â they Â noted Â heavy Â smoke Â coming Â from Â the Â front Â door Â of Â the Â apartment Â and Â upon Â entry Â located Â the Â
ÂżUH LQ D EDFN EHGURRP 7KH\ ZHUH DEOHWRTXLFNO\H[WLQJXLVKLWDQGOLPLW the Â blaze Â from Â spreading Â into Â other Â areas Â of Â the Â unit Â and Â the Â building. Investigators Â have Â concluded Â that Â WKHÂżUHZDVWKHUHVXOWRIDFDUHOHVVO\ discarded Â cigarette. Â The Â incident Â is Â not Â considered Â to Â be Â suspicious Â in Â nature. Derrick Â was Â taken Â to Â Porter Â Hospital Â and Â treated Â for Â smoke Â inha-Â lation Â and Â released Â a Â short Â time Â later, Â according Â to Â police.
close Â ties Â between Â communities Â and Â schools. They Â understand Â that Â change, Â however Â painful, Â is Â necessary, Â Dale Â says. â€œPeople Â are Â saying Â the Â status Â quo Â LV QRW MXVWLÂżDEOH WKDW WKHUH QHHGV WR be Â a Â new Â path Â forward, Â but Â itâ€™s Â criti-Â cal Â that Â we Â get Â it Â right Â because Â itâ€™s Â a Â very Â fragile Â conversation Â and Â could Â come Â apart Â at Â any Â time,â€? Â Dale Â said. Â â€œWe Â need Â to Â start Â with Â the Â fundamen-Â tal Â belief Â that Â itâ€™s Â important Â to Â go Â to Â a Â different Â place, Â and Â the Â question Â is Â what Â is Â that Â place.â€? 'DOH H[SHFWV WKH EURDGHU 96%$ membership Â to Â react Â in Â a Â one Â of Â three Â ways. Â â€œSome Â people Â will Â be Â enthusi-Â astic, Â and Â some Â people Â will Â be Â angry, Â and Â some Â people Â will Â be Â wondering Â what Â the Â heck Â youâ€™re Â doing,â€? Â he Â said. Itâ€™s Â important Â that Â the Â state Â make Â
a Â commitment Â to Â be Â a Â partner Â in Â the Â process Â with Â local Â school Â boards, Â otherwise Â it Â will Â come Â off Â as Â a Â top-Â down Â directive Â from Â Montpelier, Â he Â said. School Â boards Â are Â under Â pressure Â from Â local Â voters Â who Â are Â question-Â ing Â dramatic Â increases Â in Â property Â WD[HV HYHQ WKRXJK ERDUGV KDYH done Â an Â â€œunbelievable Â jobâ€? Â on Â their Â budgets Â this Â year, Â keeping Â spending Â increases Â below Â 3 Â percent. Nevertheless, Â some Â districts Â are Â VHHLQJGRXEOHGLJLWWD[LQFUHDVHV â€œWe Â are Â very Â concerned Â about Â this Â upcoming Â town Â meeting,â€? Â Dale Â said. Â â€œIf Â any Â sizable Â budgets Â come Â down, Â you Â can Â predict Â in Â small Â school Â schools Â teachers Â will Â be Â cut. Â This Â wonâ€™t Â be Â coming Â out Â of Â something Â you Â wouldnâ€™t Â notice Â this Â will Â come Â out Â of Â opportunities Â for Â students.â€?
(Continued Â from Â Page Â 3A) board Â members Â in Â Vermont. Â The Â issue Â is Â very Â emotional Â for Â many Â school Â board Â members Â who Â see Â local Â schools Â as Â the Â center Â of Â their Â $PHULFDQ 9HWHUDQV 32 %R[ communities. Middlebury, Â VT Â 05753. Nevertheless, Â the Â 29-Âmember Â H[HFXWLYH ERDUG RI WKH 9HUPRQW School Â Boards Â Association Â last Â week Â voted Â unanimously Â to Â pursue Â alter-Â natives Â to Â the Â current Â system Â with Â the Â Legislature Â and Â the Â Agency Â of Â Education. ,W ZDV D GLIÂżFXOW GHFLVLRQ 'DOH said, Â and Â support Â from Â the Â boards Â is Â fragile. Â â€œWe Â want Â to Â be Â engaged, Â but Â ZHGLGQRWWDNHDVSHFLÂżFYRWHRQDQ\ of Â the Â outcomes,â€? Â he Â said. Board Â members Â are Â concerned Â about Â how Â the Â state Â will Â partner Â with Â local Â districts Â to Â create Â an Â equitable Â system Â that Â continues Â to Â maintain Â the Â DAVID Â ROBERT Â MURRAY
David Murray, 66, Daytona Beach, Fla. DAYTONA Â BEACH, Â Fla. Â â€” Â David Â Robert Â Murray, Â 66, Â of Â Daytona Â Beach, Â Fla., Â died Â Feb. Â 11, Â 2014. He Â served Â in Â the Â U.S. Â Army Â as Â a Â combat Â engineer, Â having Â spent Â most Â of Â his Â military Â career Â in Â Berlin, Â Germany. Â He Â came Â home Â in Â 1967 Â and Â worked Â as Â a Â carpenter Â most Â of Â his Â life. Â In Â his Â later Â years Â he Â retired Â to Â his Â home Â in Â Florida Â where Â his Â family Â says Â he Â enjoyed Â life, Â going Â to Â WKHEHDFKDQGUHOD[LQJLQWKH)ORULGD sunshine. He Â is Â survived Â by Â his Â wife, Â Paula Â Lafontaine Â Murray;Íž Â his Â children, Â Joshua Â and Â Justin Â of Â Battle Â Creek, Â Mich.;Íž Â his Â stepdaughter, Â Heather Â
the Â Vermont Â Beagle Â Club Â as Â well Â as Â a Â past Â member Â of Â the Â Foot Â of Â the Â Mountain Â Snow Â Travelers. Â She Â is Â survived Â by Â her Â daughter, Â Julie Â Bushey Â and Â her Â wife Â Penny Â Ploof Â of Â Middlebury;Íž Â sons Â Bruce Â Bushey Â and Â wife Â Bridget Â Charlebois Â of Â Middlebury Â and Â Patrick Â Bushey Â DQG FRPSDQLRQ 5R[DQQH :LOOLDPV of Â Bridport;Íž Â her Â sister, Â Patricia Â White Â and Â husband Â Robert Â of Â Estero, Â Fla.;Íž Â her Â brothers, Â Raymond Â and Â wife Â Clara Â Allen Â of Â Maryland Â and Â Michael Â Allen Â of Â Rutland. Â She Â also Â adored Â her Â grandchildren, Â Cody Â Bushey Â and Â Caileigh Â Bushey, Â as Â well Â as Â her Â four-Â legged Â grandson, Â â€œJackson.â€? Â Barb Â also Â had Â numerous Â nieces, Â nephews Â and Â cousins. Â She Â was Â predeceased Â by Â her Â husband, Â Ralph, Â on Â July Â 28, Â 1979, Â and Â by Â her Â siblings, Â Alice Â Stevens, Â John Â Allen, Â Nancy Â Tricell, Â and Â Tom Â Allen. Â Funeral Â services Â were Â held Â on Â Thursday, Â Feb. Â 20, Â 2014, Â at Â 1 Â p.m. Â at Â the Â Sanderson-ÂDucharme Â Funeral Â Home, Â 117 Â South Â Main Â St., Â Middlebury. Â Visiting Â hours Â were Â held Â beforehand Â from Â 10 Â a.m. Â until Â noon. Â A Â reception Â followed Â the Â service Â at Â Fire Â and Â Ice Â Restaurant Â on Â Seymour Â Street. The Â family Â would Â like Â to Â thank Â all Â the Â doctors Â and Â nurses Â in Â the Â SICU Â at Â FAHC Â for Â their Â wonderful Â care Â
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Letters to the Editor Middlebury Â gym Â can Â be Â renovated Â at Â reasonable Â cost The Â actual Â cost Â for Â a Â phased Â completion Â of Â renovation Â work Â on Â the Â Middlebury Â town Â gym Â is Â less Â than Â $500,000 Â â€” Â no Â gut Â job Â or Â new Â WD[QHHGHG3HRSOHÂżQGLWKDUGWR believe Â the Â gym Â can Â be Â updated Â for Â so Â little Â money. Â The Â net Â difference Â of Â some Â $2.2 Â million Â between Â Bread Â Loafâ€™s Â estimates Â and Â actual Â costs Â is Â accounted Â for Â largely Â by Â three Â categories Â of Â expense: 1. Â Bread Â Loafâ€™s Â proposed Â interior Â demolition Â of Â a Â functioning Â facil-Â ity Â and Â replacement Â of Â functioning Â systems Â and Â features, Â including Â a Â relatively Â new Â roof, Â functioning Â ERLOHUVQHZHUOLJKWLQJÂżUHDODUP half Â the Â existing Â wiring, Â new Â bleach-Â ers, Â new Â paint Â and Â plaster Â repair, Â and Â much Â more. 2. Â Bread Â Loafâ€™s Â estimated Â hun-Â dreds Â of Â thousands Â of Â dollars Â in Â ownerâ€™s Â costs, Â which Â apply Â only Â to Â a Â gut Â renovation. 3. Â Bread Â Loafâ€™s Â very Â substantial Â payday. A Â single Â letter Â canâ€™t Â address Â all Â these Â numbers. Â Iâ€™ll Â focus Â here Â on Â Bread Â Loafâ€™s Â estimate Â of Â $290,000 Â for Â electrical Â work. Â On Â the Â basis Â of Â whatâ€™s Â actually Â needed Â (replacing Â half Â the Â wiring;Íž Â maintaining Â existing Â luminaires, Â exterior Â lighting, Â and Â exit/emergency Â lighting), Â Bread Â Loafâ€™s Â $290,000 Â becomes Â $33,500. Â A Â similar Â scale Â of Â difference Â is Â seen Â throughout Â Bread Â Loafâ€™s Â estimates Â for Â stripping Â the Â gymâ€™s Â functional Â components Â and Â replacing Â them. The Â numbers Â Iâ€™m Â citing Â are Â based Â on Â an Â engineering Â survey Â done Â by Â Engineering Â Services Â of Â Vermont Â (ESV) Â â€” Â the Â document Â Selectman Â
1LFN$UWLPLGHQWLÂżHGODVWPRQWKDV the Â â€œonly Â real Â numbers Â we Â haveâ€? Â â€” Â together Â with Â the Â 2012 Â task Â list Â that Â has Â been Â guiding Â the Â ongoing Â task-Â by-Âtask Â updating Â of Â the Â gym. Â Please Â QRWHWKDWDVLJQLÂżFDQWDPRXQWRIWKH work Â on Â the Â task Â list Â has Â been Â com-Â pleted;Íž Â for Â example, Â new Â bleachers Â (Bread Â Loaf Â estimate Â $50,000 Â â€” Â ac-Â tual Â cost Â $8,700), Â repair Â of Â concrete Â steps Â (Bread Â Loaf Â estimate Â $23,500 Â â€” Â actual Â cost Â $4,005), Â and Â interior Â painting/plaster Â patch Â (Bread Â Loaf Â estimate Â $50,000 Â â€” Â actual Â cost Â with Â volunteer Â labor, Â under Â $500). Of Â course, Â the Â proponents Â now Â claim Â these Â were Â intended Â as Â stop-Â gap Â measures. Â Please Â remember, Â in Â presenting Â these Â numbers, Â Select-Â man Â Nick Â Artim Â frequently Â referred Â to Â restoring Â the Â gym Â to Â â€œpristineâ€? Â condition Â â€” Â nothing Â stopgap Â about Â that. Â The Â fact Â is Â these Â are Â primar-Â ily Â deferred Â maintenance, Â just Â like Â replacing Â windows Â or Â a Â heating Â system Â in Â your Â house. Â And Â that Â fact Â is Â clear Â on Â the Â public Â record. ESVâ€™s Â list Â of Â potential Â projects Â includes Â some Â that Â are Â needed Â only Â LIWKHDGMRLQLQJRIÂżFHEXLOGLQJLV demolished. Â For Â example, Â the Â work Â QHHGHGWRVHSDUDWHWKHRIÂżFHEXLOG-Â ingâ€™s Â electrical, Â HVAC, Â and Â plumb-Â ing Â systems Â totals Â $56,500 Â and, Â in Â Bread Â Loafâ€™s Â estimates, Â would Â require Â hundreds Â of Â thousands Â of Â dollars Â to Â replace Â in Â the Â gym. Â This Â includes Â main Â electrical Â panels, Â water Â connections, Â heating Â connec-Â WLRQVÂżUHDODUPV\VWHPWHOHSKRQH system, Â etc., Â plus Â Bread Â Loafâ€™s Â fees Â for Â this Â work. ESV Â also Â was Â asked Â to Â provide Â
estimates Â for Â items Â its Â survey Â deter-Â mined Â to Â be Â unnecessary, Â such Â as Â replacing Â all Â interior Â lighting. Â ESV Â notes Â that Â â€œit Â appears Â that Â the Â exist-Â LQJOXPLQDLUHVZHUHUHWURÂżWWHGWREH IDLUO\HIÂżFLHQWÂ´,QWKHUHFRPPHQGD-Â tions Â for Â lighting, Â ESV Â stated: Â â€œIt Â is Â our Â opinion Â that Â it Â is Â not Â necessary Â to Â replace Â all Â luminaires Â throughout Â the Â building, Â but Â rather Â the Â exist-Â ing Â luminaires Â could Â be Â relamped Â and Â cleaned.â€? Â The Â estimate Â for Â this Â unnecessary Â item Â is Â $45,000 Â plus Â Bread Â Loafâ€™s Â fees Â â€” Â money Â that Â would Â be Â spent Â in Â a Â gut Â renovation, Â when Â all Â thatâ€™s Â needed Â are Â bulbs. With Â Bread Â Loafâ€™s Â fee Â structure, Â for Â every Â dollar Â of Â taxpayer Â money Â %UHDG/RDIVSHQGVLWVSURÂżWVJURZ We Â do Â not Â need Â a Â design/build Â team Â or Â its Â overhead Â for Â a Â phased Â update Â of Â the Â gym. In Â summary, Â Bread Â Loafâ€™s Â estimate Â of Â $2.7 Â million Â for Â a Â â€œbasic Â gut Â rehabâ€? Â works Â very Â well Â for Â Bread Â Loafâ€™s Â bot-Â tom Â line;Íž Â not Â so Â well Â for Â the Â townâ€™s. Â If Â the Â bond Â is Â approved, Â we Â get Â less Â substantial, Â smaller, Â poorly Â located Â buildings;Íž Â deprive Â seniors Â and Â teens Â of Â dedicated Â space Â they Â truly Â need Â and Â use;Íž Â increase Â parking Â problems;Íž Â and Â lose Â an Â ideal Â location Â while Â needlessly Â increasing Â taxes. +RZLVLWZHÂżQGRXUVHOYHVLQWKH midst Â of Â this Â debacle? Â I Â refer Â you Â to Â Ruth Â Hardyâ€™s Â comments Â on Â how Â poorly Â this Â entire Â project Â has Â been Â done, Â made Â at Â the Â Dec. Â 17, Â 2013, Â selectboard Â meeting Â and Â available Â from Â middleburyfreepress.org Â or Â middleburycommunitytv.org. Ron Â Kohn Middlebury
I Â canâ€™t Â claim Â to Â be Â a Â regular Â at Â the Â And Â I Â still Â have Â to Â challenge Â myself? Â gym, Â but Â I Â do Â go Â occasionally, Â espe-Â Thatâ€™s Â all Â that Â matters? Â So Â when Â do Â cially Â in Â the Â winter. Â One Â of Â the Â exer-Â I Â get Â to Â sit Â on Â the Â couch Â and Â eat Â bon-Â cises Â I Â like Â to Â do Â is Â bicep Â curls Â â€” Â sit-Â bons? ting Â on Â a Â bench Â with Â my Â elbow Â on Â This Â is Â the Â Self Â that Â seeks Â comfort. my Â knee, Â raising Â a Â weight Â Another Â part Â of Â my Â to Â my Â shoulder, Â then Â low-Â mind Â says Â this: Â Yes! Â New Â HULQJ LW WRZDUG WKH Ă€RRU challenge! Â New Â learn-Â I Â use Â the Â weights Â down Â ing! Â New Â experiences! Â at Â the Â far Â end Â of Â the Â row Â Bring Â it Â on! Â Iâ€™ve Â done Â â€” Â not Â quite Â the Â ones Â you Â work Â and Â family, Â Iâ€™ve Â need Â a Â microscope Â to Â see, Â learned Â some Â skills Â along Â but Â almost. Â the Â way;Íž Â nowâ€™s Â the Â time Â One Â evening Â last Â fall Â to Â stand Â up, Â brush Â myself Â as Â I Â was Â studiously Â per-Â off, Â beat Â my Â chest, Â and Â forming Â my Â usual Â 40 Â bi-Â stride Â into Â something Â big Â cep Â curls Â with Â my Â usual Â and Â new Â and Â hard Â and Â weights, Â I Â made Â eye Â con-Â challenging. Â Watch Â out, Â tact Â with Â a Â burly Â young Â world! man Â lifting Â metal Â discs Â This Â is Â the Â Self Â that Â the Â size Â of Â a Â small Â truck. Â seeks Â adventure. Making Â friendly Â con-Â And Â somewhere Â versation, Â I Â commented, Â by Abi Sessions caught Â in Â the Â tug Â between Â â€œThis Â is Â pretty Â pathetic, Â the Â comfort-Âseeking Â Self Â isnâ€™t Â it, Â compared Â to Â what Â you Â can Â and Â the Â adventure-Âseeking Â Self Â is Â the Â do?â€? Self Â that Â seeks Â balance. Â For Â better Â â€œNo, Â no, Â not Â at Â all,â€? Â he Â answered. Â or Â worse, Â this Â balance-Âseeking Â Self Â â€œAs Â long Â as Â weâ€™re Â challenging Â our-Â usually Â leads Â the Â way Â for Â me. selves, Â thatâ€™s Â all Â that Â matters.â€? So Â the Â challenges Â I Â take Â on Â are Â Iâ€™ve Â been Â thinking Â about Â that Â modest, Â mostly Â within Â my Â comfort Â statement Â ever Â since. zone. Â Iâ€™m Â learning Â Spanish Â on Â Ro-Â One Â part Â of Â my Â mind Â says Â this: Â setta Â Stone, Â Iâ€™m Â learning Â to Â cook Â In-Â Challenging Â myself? Â Are Â you Â kid-Â dian Â cuisine, Â Iâ€™m Â learning Â to Â facili-Â ding? Â Iâ€™ve Â worked Â in Â schools Â for Â tate Â a Â group Â of Â memoir-Âwriters. Â Iâ€™m Â nearly Â 40 Â years, Â changing Â jobs Â every Â learning Â to Â design Â gardens Â for Â other Â six Â years. Â Iâ€™ve Â raised Â three Â kids Â and Â a Â people, Â Iâ€™m Â learning Â about Â home-Â smattering Â of Â foster Â kids. Â Iâ€™ve Â stayed Â lessness Â and Â local Â government, Â Iâ€™m Â married Â for Â 42 Â years. Â Iâ€™ve Â helped Â to Â learning Â to Â write Â a Â column Â for Â the Â start Â a Â church. Â Iâ€™ve Â maintained Â an Â local Â newspaper. Â Nothing Â very Â ad-Â old Â house Â and Â a Â large Â garden. Â Iâ€™ve Â venturous, Â but Â there Â appears Â to Â be Â a Â tried Â to Â be Â a Â contributing Â member Â theme Â here Â â€” Â I Â like Â the Â challenge Â of Â of Â the Â community Â in Â as Â many Â ways Â learning Â new Â things. Â as Â I Â can. Â Now Â my Â kids Â are Â grown Â What Â my Â burly Â gym Â companion Â and Â Iâ€™m Â retired Â from Â full-Âtime Â work. Â had Â in Â mind Â with Â his Â statement, Â
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though, Â was Â probably Â more Â in Â the Â physical Â realm. Â And Â there, Â I Â realize, Â the Â comfort-Âseeking Â Self Â has Â gotten Â the Â upper Â hand. Â Workouts Â have Â become Â shorter Â and Â less Â frequent;Íž Â stiff Â joints Â remain Â unstretched Â and Â muscles Â untested. Â Iâ€™ve Â used Â the Â same Â weight Â for Â those Â bicep Â curls Â for Â two Â years. Â My Â ex-Â pectations Â are Â low. Â I Â have Â no Â goals. Â Sitting Â in Â my Â soft Â chair Â next Â to Â the Â woodstove, Â I Â can Â make Â a Â dozen Â ex-Â cuses Â for Â not Â moving. Â Clearly, Â I Â have Â not Â been Â challenging Â myself. Â Until Â last Â week, Â that Â is, Â when Â our Â daughter Â forwarded Â an Â email Â with Â this Â subject: Â 16 Â Astounding Â Back-Â packing Â Trips Â to Â Add Â to Â Your Â Bucket Â List. Â â€œThought Â of Â you,â€? Â she Â said. Â How Â did Â she Â know Â I Â needed Â a Â goal Â to Â raise Â my Â expectations? Â How Â did Â she Â know Â I Â needed Â a Â challenge? Backpacking Â â€Ś Â I Â remember Â backpacking. Â I Â love Â backpacking! Â And Â astounding Â â€Ś Â I Â love Â astound-Â ing! Â Iâ€™ve Â already Â done Â three Â of Â the Â recommended Â trips, Â so Â that Â only Â leaves Â 13 Â to Â go! Â With Â a Â great Â deal Â of Â luck, Â I Â could Â have Â time Â to Â do Â most Â of Â them. Â I Â think Â a Â goal Â has Â just Â landed Â LQWRP\OLIHÂ˛JHWWLQJÂżWIRUVRPH astounding Â backpacking Â trips. Â The Â adventure-Âseeking Â Self Â has Â awakened! Â I Â WILL Â get Â out Â of Â my Â chair, Â I Â WILL Â stand Â up Â and Â beat Â my Â chest, Â I Â WILL Â challenge Â myself Â to Â JHWÂżWVRWKDW,FDQVKDUHVRPHRIWKH astounding Â adventures Â the Â world Â has Â to Â offer, Â and Â stride Â into Â something Â big Â and Â new Â and Â hard Â and Â challeng-Â ing. Â Abi Â Sessions Â is Â a Â retired Â educator. Â She Â lives Â in Â Cornwall Â with Â her Â hus-Â band, Â Bill. Â
,QWHULP%ULVWROVFKRROOHDGHUJHWVYRWHRIFRQÂżGHQFH Editorâ€™s Â note: Â The Â following Â letter Â was Â read Â to Â the Â Bristol Â school Â board Â at Â its Â Feb. Â 9 Â meeting, Â in Â response Â to Â the Â school Â board Â and Â superintendentâ€™s Â de-Â cision Â to Â open Â the Â position Â of Â principal Â to Â outside Â applications. Â Sandy Â Jump Â has Â served Â as Â interim Â principal Â since Â July Â 2013. As Â a Â public Â school Â Bristol Â Elemen-Â tary Â School Â has Â been Â entrusted Â with Â the Â academic, Â social Â and Â emotional Â education Â of Â our Â children. Â Parents, Â staff Â and Â other Â community Â members, Â and Â you, Â the Â school Â board, Â all Â have Â important Â roles Â to Â play Â in Â making Â BES Â successful. Â We Â speak Â on Â behalf Â of Â the Â staff Â â€” Â teachers, Â educational Â assistants, Â custodians, Â kitchen Â staff, Â and Â nurse Â â€” Â many Â of Â whom Â are Â also Â Bristol Â residents Â and Â past, Â present Â and Â future Â BES Â parents. Â We Â have Â dedicated Â our Â professional Â lives Â to Â ensuring Â that Â the Â children Â are Â safe Â and Â able Â to Â learn Â and Â develop Â to Â their Â full-Â est Â potential. This Â is Â a Â time Â of Â transition Â for Â BES, Â and Â transitions Â can Â be Â both Â stressful Â and Â an Â opportunity Â for Â growth. Â As Â the Â school Â board Â considers Â the Â hiring Â of Â a Â permanent Â principal, Â weâ€™d Â like Â to Â share Â with Â you Â our Â experience Â with Â Sandy Â Jump Â over Â past Â six Â months. Â We Â want Â to Â explain Â why Â we Â hope Â she Â will Â become Â our Â permanent Â principal. Â Sandy Â came Â to Â us Â with Â years Â of Â ex-Â perience Â in Â a Â wide Â variety Â of Â schools Â Â˛VPDOODQGODUJHDIĂ€XHQWDQG struggling, Â and Â schools Â with Â diverse Â age Â ranges Â and Â populations. Â BES Â had Â just Â adopted Â an Â improvement Â plan Â â€” Â the Â Green Â Mountain Â Star Â Plan Â â€” Â and Â Sandy Â is Â well Â versed Â in Â the Â school Â improvement Â process. Â Her Â experience Â matched Â our Â needs. One Â of Â the Â central Â tenets Â of Â the Â GMS Â plan Â is Â shared Â leadership, Â and Â as Â soon Â as Â Sandy Â was Â hired Â she Â began Â meeting Â with Â as Â many Â members Â of Â the Â staff Â as Â were Â available. Â She Â met Â during Â the Â summer Â with Â the Â School Â Leadership Â Team, Â and Â spent Â the Â majority Â of Â the Â meeting Â time Â listen-Â ing Â to Â our Â concerns Â and Â priorities. Â This Â turned Â out Â to Â be Â representative Â of Â her Â leadership Â style. Â Anyone Â who Â has Â met Â Sandy Â knows Â she Â has Â plenty Â to Â say, Â but Â she Â always Â spends Â at Â least Â as Â much Â time Â listening Â as Â she Â does Â
talking. Â In Â every Â situation, Â Sandy Â goes Â beyond Â just Â listening Â to Â staff Â con-Â cerns;Íž Â she Â elicits Â our Â ideas Â for Â how Â to Â solve Â problems, Â gives Â feedback Â which Â UHĂ€HFWVKHUHGXFDWLRQDOH[SHULHQFH and Â then Â proposes Â possible Â solutions. Â She Â is Â willing Â to Â have Â us Â try Â a Â variety Â of Â approaches, Â but Â will Â not Â hesitate Â to Â step Â in Â and Â make Â a Â decision Â when Â itâ€™s Â necessary. Â She Â knows Â how Â to Â walk Â that Â most Â delicate Â tightrope Â of Â leader-Â ship Â â€” Â sharing Â leadership Â while Â being Â willing Â to Â make Â the Â hard Â calls Â when Â necessary. Sandy Â is Â a Â highly Â visible Â principal. Â She Â travels Â through Â the Â school, Â pop-Â SLQJLQWRFODVVHVFKDWWLQJEULHĂ€\ZLWK teachers, Â educational Â assistants Â and Â children. Â Periodically Â she Â drops Â into Â the Â staff Â room Â to Â chat Â with Â whoever Â is Â eating Â lunch. Â She Â stops Â into Â special-Â LVWVÂśRIÂżFHVDQGFODVVURRPV,I\RXÂśUH busy Â with Â students Â sheâ€™ll Â observe Â for Â a Â moment, Â interact Â with Â the Â children Â when Â appropriate, Â and Â leave. Â If Â youâ€™re Â free, Â sheâ€™ll Â stay Â for Â a Â conversation Â â€” Â getting Â to Â know Â you Â better Â and Â giving Â you Â the Â opportunity Â to Â ask Â questions Â and Â share Â your Â thoughts. Â That Â is Â the Â key Â to Â Sandyâ€™s Â leadership Â style Â â€” Â respectful Â involvement. Â She Â takes Â the Â time, Â and Â has Â the Â insight, Â to Â get Â to Â know Â her Â staff Â both Â as Â people Â and Â as Â professionals, Â which Â allows Â her Â to Â GUDZRQRXUVWUHQJWKVIRUWKHEHQHÂżW of Â the Â children. One Â of Â the Â responsibilities Â of Â a Â principal Â is Â to Â shepherd Â members Â of Â WKHVFKRROFRPPXQLW\WKURXJKGLIÂż-Â cult Â times. Â When Â a Â child Â is Â struggling, Â academically, Â socially Â or Â emotionally, Â everyone Â around Â that Â child Â is Â affected Â â€” Â parents, Â teachers Â and Â schoolmates. Â Sandy Â has Â the Â unenviable Â task Â of Â sharing Â hard Â truths Â with Â parents Â â€” Â that Â their Â child Â might Â have Â a Â serious Â issue Â which Â needs Â to Â be Â addressed. Â She Â needs Â to Â support Â teachers Â who Â are Â trying Â to Â teach Â when Â a Â child Â is Â in Â crisis, Â and Â to Â protect Â the Â other Â children Â who Â are Â bewildered Â and Â even Â hurt Â by Â that Â child. Â Sandy Â is Â willing Â to Â risk Â the Â anger Â of Â parents Â who Â may Â not Â agree Â with Â her Â professional Â assessment Â of Â their Â childâ€™s Â needs;Íž Â she Â tries Â her Â best Â to Â recommend Â what Â will Â best Â serve Â each Â child, Â and Â the Â community Â of Â children Â in Â our Â care.
Sandy Â has Â been Â able Â to Â keep Â us Â on Â an Â even Â keel Â even Â through Â challeng-Â ing Â staff Â turnovers. Â This Â fall Â two Â out Â of Â three Â of Â our Â special Â educators Â were Â new, Â two Â special Â educators Â were Â on Â long-Âterm Â medical Â absences, Â and Â then Â one Â of Â the Â new Â teachers Â resigned Â DQGKDGWREHUHSODFHG'LIÂżFXOWDV this Â was, Â the Â staff Â felt Â that Â Sandy Â was Â supporting Â us, Â looking Â for Â solutions Â that Â would Â serve Â the Â needs Â of Â children Â without Â burdening Â stretched Â staff Â more Â than Â absolutely Â necessary. Sandy Â has Â guided Â us Â deftly Â through Â the Â transition Â from Â Catrina Â DiNapoliâ€™s Â principalship Â and Â the Â initial Â imple-Â mentation Â of Â the Â Green Â Mountain Â Star Â Plan. Â As Â a Â result Â the Â staff Â is Â feeling Â FRQÂżGHQWDQGHQHUJL]HG:HIHHOVXS-Â ported Â and Â empowered Â as Â profession-Â als Â and Â learners. Â While Â no Â leader Â can Â easily Â please Â all Â the Â relevant Â constitu-Â ents, Â Sandy Â has Â certainly Â gained Â our Â WUXVWDQGFRQÂżGHQFH Rather Â than Â go Â through Â another Â transition, Â with Â a Â new, Â unknown Â leader Â at Â the Â helm, Â we Â would Â love Â to Â go Â forward Â with Â Sandy. Â BES Â is Â a Â wonderful Â school Â â€” Â with Â great Â children Â and Â families, Â professional Â and Â dedicated Â teachers Â and Â staff Â and Â a Â wonderful Â interim Â principal. Â We Â ask Â that Â you Â let Â us Â continue Â on Â this Â path. Michele Â Lowy, Â Darin Â Maloney, Â Cathy Â Jipner, Â Heidi Â Schwartz, Â Rebecca Â Zavadil, Â Laura Â Bouvier, Â Kristina Â Reen, Â Jackie Â Raymond, Â Peg Â Sutlive, Â Jan Â Epstein, Â Andrea Â Murnane, Â Kyra Â Ginalski, Â Kim Â Krampetz, Â Mary-ÂJane Â Brough-Â ton, Â Christine Â McGovern, Â Bridget Â Nardiello, Â Sandy Â Haddock, Â Debra Â Lyons, Â Heather Â Estey, Â Carol Â Spaid, Â Sarah Â Scrodin, Â Cathy Â Smith, Â Linda Â Barrows, Â Rhonda Â Hoag, Â Jennifer Â Willey, Â Jenni Â Utter, Â Andrea Â Halnon, Â Deb Â Mager Â Rickner, Â Jere Â Urban, Â Alice Â Emmell, Â San Â Gordon, Â Michaela Â Wisell, Â Pamela Â Laurent, Â Judy Â Welch, Â Wendy Â Lossmann, Â Victo-Â ria Â Snyder, Â Robin Â Dion, Â Jennifer Â McCormick, Â Betty Â Soneira Â RN, Â Kari Â Griner, Â Kathleen Â McKen-Â nan, Â Sarah Â Mangini, Â Kathy Â Mar-Â tell Â and Â Kirsten Â Beneke Bristol Â Elementary Â School Â staff
Middlebury Â has Â opportunity Â to Â look Â to Â the Â future Middlebury: Â It Â is Â time Â to Â look Â ahead, Â not Â back. Â Remember Â when Â some Â objected Â to Â EastView Â because Â LWZRXOGFDXVHWUDIÂżFSUREOHPVRQ South Â Street Â (it Â did Â not Â and, Â at Â last Â count, Â has Â created Â 73 Â jobs), Â or Â that Â the Â Cross Â Street Â Bridge Â was Â in Â the Â wrong Â place Â (it Â isnâ€™t) Â or Â even Â that Â WKHWUDIÂżFFLUFOHZRXOGQRWEHDEOH to Â handle Â trucks Â (it Â can). Â We Â made Â Middlebury Â a Â better Â place Â to Â live Â in Â by Â making Â those Â improvements Â possible Â and Â we Â can Â do Â it Â again Â by Â voting Â NOW Â in Â favor Â of Â the Â SURSRVHGQHZWRZQRIÂżFHDQGJ\P 7KHROGJ\PFDQÂśWEHÂłÂż[HGÂ´ for Â $500,000 Â or Â a Â million Â dollars Â no Â matter Â what Â some Â opponents Â of Â progress Â would Â have Â you Â think. Â (The Â proper Â number Â is Â around Â $2.7 Â million.) Â It Â is Â old, Â has Â a Â poor Â
foundation Â and Â its Â mechanical Â and Â electrical Â systems Â are Â obsolete. Â /HWÂśVIDFHLW7KHWRZQRIÂżFHVDUH LQHIÂżFLHQWDQGXJO\$QGWKHFRO-Â lege Â is Â not Â about Â to Â build Â us Â a Â new Â WRZQRIÂżFHLQIURQWRI7ZLOLJKW Hall Â as Â some Â wish. Â They Â are Â much Â more Â likely Â to Â walk Â away Â from Â their Â current Â generous Â offer Â and Â leave Â us Â to Â build Â the Â new Â facilities Â on Â our Â own. There Â you Â have Â it: Â Do Â it Â now Â at Â a Â taxpayer Â cost Â of Â $2 Â million Â ($0.02 Â increase Â in Â tax Â rate), Â or Â turn Â it Â down Â and Â leave Â it Â to Â the Â next Â generation Â of Â voters Â to Â deal Â with Â the Â prob-Â lem. Â That Â will Â be Â years Â from Â now Â because, Â like Â it Â or Â not, Â if Â we Â lose Â this Â opportunity Â the Â odds Â are Â that Â we Â will Â talk Â and Â argue Â about Â this Â issue Â for Â a Â long, Â long Â time.
1RWKHQHZWRZQRIÂżFHORFDWLRQ wonâ€™t Â solve Â our Â parking Â issues Â but Â it Â does Â not Â make Â them Â worse. Â Weâ€™ve Â built Â a Â new Â police Â station, Â improved Â RXUÂżUHVWDWLRQDQGEXLOWWKHEULGJH and Â someday Â weâ€™ll Â build Â a Â parking Â JDUDJHRUÂżQGDQRWKHUVROXWLRQIRU parking. But Â please, Â look Â ahead, Â not Â back. Â <RXUHOHFWHGRIÂżFLDOVZLWKWKHFRO-Â legeâ€™s Â help, Â have Â devised Â a Â smart, Â cost-Âeffective Â solution Â to Â a Â long-Â standing Â problem. Â Please Â vote Â for Â it. Â Donâ€™t Â turn Â it Â down Â because Â it Â isnâ€™t Â perfect Â or Â removes Â a Â bit Â of Â nos-Â talgia;Íž Â look Â to Â the Â future Â and Â take Â another Â step Â in Â keeping Â Middlebury Â the Â wonderful Â community Â that Â it Â is Â and Â will Â continue Â to Â be. Max Â Kraus Middlebury
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in Â a Â series Â of Â beginner Â tai Â chi Â classes Â for Â seniors, Â meeting Â Mondays Â and Â Thursdays Â through Â April Â 17. Â Sponsored Â by Â CVAA, Â these Â free Â classes Â can Â help Â CCV Â Information Â Session Â in Â LPSURYH EDODQFH Ă€H[LELOLW\ DQG PXVFOH VWUHQJWK LQ Middlebury. Â Thursday, Â Feb. Â 20, Â 5:30-Â6:30 Â seniors. Â Register Â at Â 453-Â5885 Â or Â 1-Â800-Â642-Â5119, Â or Â p.m., Â 10 Â Merchants Â Row. Â Find Â out Â about Â visit Â www.cvaa.org. Â Community Â College Â of Â Vermontâ€™s Â classes Â starting Â Lecture Â on Â music Â in Â 1980s Â video Â games Â at Â in Â summer Â 2014. Â An Â academic Â adviser Â will Â go Â over Â Middlebury Â College. Â Monday, Â Feb. Â 24, Â 4:30-Â6:30 Â the Â process Â of Â enrolling Â and Â discuss Â courses Â and Â p.m., Â Axinn Â Center, Â Room Â 229. Â Musicologist Â Neil Â programs Â available Â at Â CCV. Â Info: Â 388-Â3032. Â Lerner Â presents Â â€œMarioâ€™s Â Dynamic Â Leaps: Â Musical Â â€œBats Â on Â the Â Brinkâ€? Â lecture Â in Â Middlebury. Â Thursday, Â Innovations Â and Â Backwards Â Glances Â in Â Donkey Â Feb. Â 20, Â 7-Â9 Â p.m., Â Ilsley Â Library. Â Postponed Â from Â Kong Â and Â Super Â Mario Â Bros.â€? Â Free. Â Info: Â 443-Â3168 Â Feb. Â 13. Â Vermont Â wildlife Â biologist Â Scott Â Darling Â or Â www.middlebury.edu/arts. Â talks Â about Â the Â decline Â in Â the Â stateâ€™s Â bat Â population Â Talk Â by Â former Â ambassador Â to Â Germany Â at Â due Â to Â white-Ânose Â syndrome. Â Part Â of Â Otter Â Creek Â Middlebury Â College. Â Monday, Â Feb. Â 24, Â 4:30-Â6:30 Â Audubonâ€™s Â Cabin Â Fever Â Lecture Â Series. Â Free. Â p.m., Â Robert Â A. Â Jones Â â€™59 Â House Â conference Â room. Â â€œBobcats Â in Â Our Â Backyardsâ€? Â presentation Â in Â New Â Philip Â Murphy, Â former Â U.S. Â ambassador Â to Â Germany, Â Haven. Â Thursday, Â Feb. Â 20, Â 7-Â9 Â p.m., Â New Â Haven Â ZLOOSUHVHQWÂł*HUPDQ\(XURSHDQG$PHULFD:KHUH 7RZQ 2IÂżFH :LOGOLIH ELRORJLVW /DXUD )DUUHOO WDONV 'R:H*RIURP+HUH"Â´ about Â this Â elusive Â creature Â in Â our Â region. Â Part Â of Â the Â Eckankar Â presentation Â in Â Middlebury. Â Monday, Â Feb. Â New Â Haven Â Conservation Â Commissionâ€™s Â Armchair Â SP,OVOH\/LEUDU\+DYH\RXOLYHGEHIRUH" Naturalist Â Speaker Â Series. Â Do Â dreams Â hold Â the Â keys Â to Â a Â better, Â happier, Â more Â VXFFHVVIXO OLIH" 7KLV RSHQ GLVFXVVLRQ EDVHG RQ WKHWHDFKLQJVRI(FNDQNDUUHOLJLRQRIWKH/LJKWDQG Sound Â of Â God, Â will Â explore Â those Â topics Â and Â more. Â All-Âyou-Âcan-Âeat Â pancake Â breakfast Â in Â Info: Â www.eckankar-Âvt.org. Â All-Âyou-Âcan-Âeat Â spaghetti Â dinner Â in Â New Â Haven. Â Sunday, Â Feb. Â 23, Â 7-Â11 Â a.m., Â Meet Â the Â Candidates Â Night Â in Â Lincoln. Â Monday, Â Feb. Â Weybridge. Â Friday, Â Feb. Â 21, Â 5-Â8 Â p.m., Â New Â Haven Â Town Â Hall. Â Plain Â or Â blueberry Â 24, Â 7-Â9 Â p.m., Â Lincoln Â Library. Â Lincoln Â residents Â are Â :H\EULGJH (OHPHQWDU\ 6FKRRO 6SDJKHWWL pancakes, Â French Â toast, Â pure Â Vermont Â maple Â syrup, Â invited Â to Â come Â meet Â the Â folks Â who Â are Â running Â for Â and Â meatballs, Â green Â salad, Â garlic Â RIÂżFHLQ/LQFROQWKLV\HDU:DOW*UHLQHUZLOOPRGHU-Â bread, Â homemade Â desserts Â and Â ate. Â Info: Â 453-Â2665. Â beverage. Â Proceeds Â go Â toward Â Lecture Â on Â West Â African Â hunting Â songs Â at Â WKH :H\EULGJH 9ROXQWHHU )LUH Middlebury Â College. Â Monday, Â Feb. Â 24, Â 7:30-Â9:30 Â Department. Â Adults Â $8, Â children Â 6-Â12 Â p.m., Â Mahaney Â Center Â for Â the Â $5, Â under Â 6 Â free. Â Tickets Â available Â at Â LEARN TO DANCE â€“ Nightclub Two Step. Sunday afternoons Arts, Â Room Â 221. Â Anthropology Â WKHWRZQFOHUNÂśVRIÂżFHRUDWWKHGRRU 1:30 to 2:30, March 2, 9, 16, 23. No experience required. and Â religion Â professor Â Joseph Â â€œThe Â Meaning Â of Â the Â Masksâ€? Â dance Â Hellweg Â presents Â â€œThe Â Harp Â Classes held at the Cornwall Town Hall on Rte 30. $40 for 4 week Is Â the Â Hunterâ€™s Â Qurâ€™an: Â Text, Â performance Â at Â Middlebury Â College. Â series, of a one hour lesson each week. For information: www. Performance Â and Â Narrative Â Friday, Â Feb. Â 21, Â 8-Â10 Â p.m., Â Mahaney Â Center Â for Â the Â Arts. Â The Â 2014 Â Dance Â in Â Dozo Â Hungint Â Songs Â of Â champlainvalleydance.com Call John at (802) 897-7500. Company Â of Â Middlebury, Â under Â the Â Northwestern Â CĂ´te Â dâ€™Ivoire.â€? Â direction Â of Â Christal Â Brown, Â premieres Â Free. Â Info: Â 802-Â443-Â3168 Â or Â scrambled Â eggs, Â bacon, Â sausage, Â home Â fries, Â three Â original Â works. Â The Â performance Â is Â the Â culmi-Â www.middlebury.edu/arts. Â FRIIHH WHD DQG MXLFH 7R EHQHÂżW WKH 1HZ +DYHQ nation Â of Â a Â multi-Âsemester Â investigation Â of Â the Â ritual Â Volunteer Â Fire Â Department. Â of Â masking Â across Â cultures. Â Tickets Â $12/$10/$6, Â available Â at Â 802-Â443-Â6433 Â or Â http://go.middlebury. Free Â painting Â lesson Â in Â Vergennes. Â Sunday, Â Feb. Â 23, Â 10 Â a.m.-Â1 Â p.m., Â Kennedy Â Brothers. Â Lillian Â edu/arts. Â Also Â on Â Feb. Â 22. Â Senior Â luncheon Â in Â Middlebury. Â Kennedy Â will Â create Â a Â painting Â of Â the Â Vergennes Â Tuesday, Â Feb. Â 25, Â 11:30 Â a.m.-Â1:30 Â p.m., Â Falls Â and Â explain Â her Â process Â as Â she Â works. Â The Â Russ Â Sholes Â Senior Â Center. Â CVAA Â sponsors Â SDLQWLQJ ZLOO ODWHU EH DXFWLRQHG RII WR EHQHÂżW WKH a Â luncheon Â of Â meatloaf Â with Â brown Â sauce, Â mashed Â Vergennes Â Partnership. Â Drop-Âin Â event. Â Info: Â lillian@ Green Â Mountain Â Club Â snowshoe Â or Â potatoes, Â carrots Â and Â turnips, Â oatmeal Â bread, Â choc-Â kennedybrothers.com. Â hike Â in Â Ripton. Â Saturday, Â Feb. Â 22, Â Spirit Â Historical Â society Â meeting Â in Â Addison. Â Sunday, Â olate Â pudding Â and Â cream. Â Suggested Â donation Â $4. Â LQ1DWXUHWUDLOV(DV\PLOHVJHQWO\UROO-Â Reservations Â required: Â 1-Â800-Â642-Â5119, Â ext. Â 634. Â Feb. Â 23, Â 2-Â4 Â p.m., Â Bring Â a Â dessert Â to Â share Â at Â this Â ing Â terrain Â at Â moderate Â pace. Â Contact Â leader Â Harris Â Free Â transportation Â via Â ACTR: Â 388-Â1946. Â meeting Â of Â the Â Addison Â Town Â Historical Â Society. Â Abbott Â at Â (802) Â 878-Â4873 Â or Â jabbott4111@myfair-Â Beverages Â will Â be Â provided. Â All Â Addison Â County Â Vermont Â Health Â Connect Â informational Â session Â point.net Â for Â meeting Â time. Â in Â Bristol. Â Tuesday, Â Feb. Â Vermont Â Health Â Connect Â 25, Â 1-Â2 Â p.m., Â Lawrence Â Memorial Â Library. Â informational Â session Â in Â Navigators Â from Â the Â Open Â Brandon. Â Saturday, Â Feb. Â 22, Â Door Â Clinic Â in Â Middlebury Â 8:30-Â9:30 Â a.m., Â Brandon Â Free Â will Â be Â available Â to Â answer Â Public Â Library. Â Navigators Â questions Â about Â eligibility, Â from Â the Â Open Â Door Â Clinic Â in Â ÂżQDQFLDO DVVLVWDQFH DQG Middlebury Â will Â be Â available Â enrollment Â deadlines. Â To Â to Â answer Â questions Â about Â schedule Â an Â appointment Â or Â HOLJLELOLW\ÂżQDQFLDODVVLVWDQFH learn Â more, Â call Â 989-Â6872. Â and Â enrollment Â deadlines. Â To Â Cameron Â Visiting Â Artist Â schedule Â an Â appointment Â or Â Talk Â at Â Middlebury Â learn Â more, Â call Â 989-Â6872. Â College. Â Tuesday, Â Feb. Â 25, Â Rummage Â sale Â in Â New Â 4:30-Â6:30 Â p.m., Â Johnson Â Haven. Â Saturday, Â Feb. Â 22, Â Memorial Â Building, Â Room Â 9 Â a.m.-Â2 Â p.m., Â New Â Haven Â -DNH :LQLVNL LV DQ Congregational Â Church. Â artist Â on Â the Â research Â and Â Clothing Â and Â books. Â Info: Â development Â team Â for Â 453-Â3498. Â (FRYDWLYH 'HVLJQ ZKHUH Artistsâ€™ Â supply Â yard Â sale Â in Â fungi Â are Â transformed Â Brandon. Â Saturday, Â Feb. Â into Â rigid Â molded Â materi-Â 22, Â 10 Â a.m.-Â4 Â p.m., Â Compass Â als Â and Â may Â eventually Â Music Â and Â Arts Â Center, Â 333 Â replace Â Styrofoam. Â His Â Jones Â Drive. Â An Â indoor, Â fully Â mixed-Âmedia Â images Â heated Â craft Â sale. Â Sellers Â get Â underscore Â the Â free-Âasso-Â a Â 6-Âfoot-Âby-Â6-Âfoot Â space Â to Â ciative Â manner Â in Â which Â sell Â unwanted Â art Â supplies Â internal Â fantasy Â can Â project Â and Â materials Â or Â found Â objects Â itself Â into Â the Â world. Â Free. Â that Â could Â be Â used Â creatively Â Info: Â 443-Â3168 Â or Â www. or Â repurposed. Â Flat Â fee Â $30 Â middlebury.edu/arts. Â per Â space, Â no Â commission. Â Milk Â & Â Honey Â Quiltersâ€™ Â Deadline Â to Â reserve Â space: Â Guild Â meeting Â in Â Feb. Â 20 Â or Â until Â all Â spots Â Middlebury. Â Tuesday, Â Feb. Â DUH ÂżOOHG 6QRZ GDWH 0DUFK 25, Â 6-Â8 Â p.m., Â American Â 1. Â Info: Â 247-Â4295 Â or Â info@ Legion. Â Pizza Â and Â project Â cmacvt.org. Â night. Â A Â social Â hour Â of Â pizza, Â Free Â painting Â lesson Â in Â salad Â and Â soft Â drinks Â will Â be Â Vergennes. Â Saturday, Â Feb. Â ARTIST Â LILLIAN Â KENNEDY Â will Â offer Â a Â free, Â drop-Âin Â painting Â demonstration Â and Â les-Â followed Â by Â making Â pillow Â 22, Â 10 Â a.m.-Â1 Â p.m., Â Kennedy Â son Â at Â Kennedy Â Brothers Â in Â Vergennes Â on Â Saturday Â and Â Sunday, Â Feb. Â 22 Â and Â 23. Â She Â FDVHVIRUDQDUHDQRQSURÂżW Brothers. Â Lillian Â Kennedy Â will Â create Â a Â 16-Âby-Â20-Âinch Â painting Â of Â the Â Vergennes Â Falls, Â which Â will Â later Â be Â auc-Â Instructions Â and Â a Â supply Â will Â create Â a Â painting Â of Â the Â tioned Â off Â to Â support Â the Â Vergennes Â Partnership. list Â will Â be Â emailed. Â Show Â Vergennes Â Falls Â and Â explain Â and Â tell Â welcome. Â For Â info Â her Â process Â as Â she Â works. Â or Â the Â supply Â list: Â 948-Â2420. Â The Â painting Â will Â later Â be Â historical Â societies Â are Â welcome Â to Â come Â and Â Auditions Â for Â â€œAlmost, Â Maineâ€? Â in Â Middlebury. Â DXFWLRQHGRIIWREHQHÂżWWKH9HUJHQQHV3DUWQHUVKLS share Â ideas Â for Â programs Â and Â joint Â activities. Â Info: Â Tuesday, Â Feb. Â 25, Â 7-Â9 Â p.m., Â Town Â Hall Â Theater. Â Drop-Âin Â event, Â continues Â Feb. Â 23. Â Info: Â lillian@ 759-Â2598. Â Middlebury Â Community Â Players Â present Â this Â quirky Â kennedybrothers.com. Â romantic Â comedy, Â a Â series Â of Â two-Âcharacter Â playlets Â â€œAinâ€™t Â Them Â Bodies Â Saintsâ€? Â screening Â at Â Meeting Â on Â community-Âowned Â solar Â energy Â proj-Â ect Â in Â Shoreham. Â Sunday, Â Feb. Â 23, Â 2-Â4 Â p.m., Â about Â a Â small Â town Â in Â northern Â Maine. Â Roles Â for Â Middlebury Â College. Â Saturday, Â Feb. Â 22, Â 3-Â5 Â p.m., Â 6KRUHKDP(OHPHQWDU\6FKRRO*HRUJH*URVVDQG up Â to Â 19 Â men Â and Â women Â age Â 20 Â through Â seniors. Â 'DQD$XGLWRULXP'LUHFWRU'DYLG/RZHU\ÂśVÂżOP %DUEDUD :LOVRQ ZLOO SUHVHQW D SURSRVDO WKH\ KDYH Perusal Â scripts Â available Â at Â the Â THT. Â Play Â runs Â May Â is Â set Â in Â 1970s Â Texas, Â where Â outlaw Â Bob Â Muldoon Â developed Â for Â a Â member-Âowned Â solar Â project Â to Â 1-Â4. Â Info: Â 388-Â7432 Â or Â 735-Â8041. Â tries Â to Â reunite Â with Â his Â wife, Â Ruth, Â and Â the Â child Â he Â EHQHÂżW6KRUHKDPUHVLGHQWV7KHPHHWLQJZLOODOVR has Â never Â met. Â Free. Â Info: Â 802-Â443-Â3168 Â or Â www. focus Â on Â cold-Âclimate Â heat Â pump Â technology Â to Â cut Â middlebury.edu/arts. Â heating Â costs Â in Â the Â winter Â and Â provide Â air Â condi-Â â€œThe Â Meaning Â of Â the Â Masksâ€? Â dance Â performance Â tioning Â in Â the Â summer. Â Info: Â 897-Â5339 Â or Â george@ at Â Middlebury Â College. Â Saturday, Â Feb. Â 22, Â 3-Â5 Â Senior Â luncheon Â in Â Bristol. Â pinnacle-Âconsulting-Âllc.com. Â p.m., Â Mahaney Â Center Â for Â the Â Arts. Â The Â 2014 Â Dance Â :HGQHVGD\ )HE DP SP Company Â of Â Middlebury, Â under Â the Â direction Â of Â Alexander Â Melnikov Â in Â concert Â at Â Middlebury Â Bristol Â American Â Legion. Â CVAA Â invites Â College. Â Sunday, Â Feb. Â 23, Â 3-Â5 Â p.m., Â Mahaney Â Christal Â Brown, Â premieres Â three Â original Â works. Â The Â seniors Â to Â a Â noontime Â meal Â of Â chicken Â marsala, Â Center Â for Â the Â Arts. Â The Â Russian Â piano Â sensa-Â performance Â is Â the Â culmination Â of Â a Â multi-Âsemester Â PXVKURRP VDXFH PDVKHG FDXOLĂ€RZHU JUHHQ tion Â returns Â to Â Middlebury Â just Â a Â month Â after Â his Â investigation Â of Â the Â ritual Â of Â masking Â across Â cultures. Â beans, Â dinner Â roll Â and Â pineapple Â upside Â down Â cake. Â last Â appearance. Â He Â will Â play Â a Â solo Â program Â of Â Tickets Â $12/$10/$6, Â available Â at Â 802-Â443-Â6433 Â or Â Suggested Â donation Â $4. Â Bring Â your Â own Â place Â 6FKXPDQQÂśV 6\PSKRQLF (WXGHV DQG %RRN 7ZR RI http://go.middlebury.edu/arts. Â setting. Â Free Â transportation Â with Â ACTR: Â 388-Â1946. Â Shostakovichâ€™s Â 24 Â Preludes Â and Â Fugues, Â op. Â 87. Â Prime Â Rib Â Dinner Â in Â Hancock. Â Saturday, Â Feb. Â 22, Â Reservations Â required: Â 1-Â800-Â642-Â5119, Â ext. Â 610. Â Pre-Âconcert Â lecture Â by Â Larry Â Hamberlin Â at Â 2:15 Â 6-Â7 Â p.m., Â Community Â Church Â of Â Hancock Â and Â p.m. Â in Â Room Â 221. Â Tickets Â $25/$20/$6, Â available Â at Â Konrad Â Ryushin Â Marchaj, Â Sensei, Â talk Â at Â Granville. Â Prime Â rib, Â mashed Â potatoes, Â vegetable, Â Middlebury Â College.:HGQHVGD\)HE 802-Â443-Â6433 Â or Â www.middlebury.edu/arts. Â salad, Â roll Â and Â dessert. Â To-Âgo Â orders Â available Â for Â p.m., Â Axinn Â Center, Â Abernethy Â Room. Â Ryushin Â pickup Â from Â 5-Â5:45 Â p.m. Â Tickets Â $23. Â Reservations Â Meet Â the Â Candidates Â event Â and Â potluck Â in Â 6HQVHL SUHVHQWV Âł:KDW ,V 'HDWK ,I 7KHUH ,V 1R Salisbury. Â Sunday, Â Feb. Â 23, Â 4-Â6 Â p.m., Â Salisbury Â required Â by Â Feb. Â 14. Â Tickets Â and Â info: Â 767-Â9157, Â 6HOI"$%XGGKLVW3HUVSHFWLYHRQ/LYLQJ'\LQJDQG Church. Â The Â Conservation Â Commission Â and Â the Â 767-Â3742,767-Â3662 Â or Â 767-Â9034. Â Freedom.â€? Â He Â is Â the Â abbot Â and Â resident Â teacher Â of Â Salisbury Â Public Â Library Â host Â this Â annual Â event, Â with Â King Â Pede Â party Â in Â Ferrisburgh. Â Saturday, Â Feb. Â 22, Â Zen Â Mountain Â Monastery Â in Â Mt. Â Tremper, Â N.Y. Â Free. Â a Â community Â potluck Â supper Â to Â follow. Â The Â church Â 6:30-Â8:30 Â p.m., Â Ferrisburgh Â Community Â Center Â and Â will Â provide Â baked Â ham; Â community Â members Â are Â Richard Â Wagner Â talk Â at Â Middlebury Â College. Â Town Â Hall. Â Sandwich Â supper Â followed Â by Â an Â evening Â :HGQHVGD\ )HE SP +LOOFUHVW asked Â to Â bring Â casseroles, Â salads Â and Â desserts. Â of Â fun Â and Â card Â games. Â Come Â planning Â to Â play Â *UHJ 9LWHUFLN SUHVHQWV Âł5LFKDUG :DJQHU DQG WKH King Â Pede Â or Â bring Â your Â own Â favorite Â card Â game. Â Revolution Â of Â Love.â€? Â Free. Â Info: Â www.middlebury. Requested Â donation: Â $2.50. Â edu/arts Â or Â 802-Â443-Â3168. Â Young Â Talent Â Showcase Â in Â Middlebury. Â Saturday, Â Auditions Â for Â â€œAlmost, Â Maineâ€? Â in Â Middlebury. Â Feb. Â 22, Â 7-Â10 Â p.m., Â 51 Â Main. Â Featuring Â performances Â Legislative Â breakfast Â in Â Bridport. Â :HGQHVGD\)HESP7RZQ+DOO7KHDWHU by Â local Â favorites Â Isabel Â Rosenberg Â on Â piano; Â Nick Â Monday, Â Feb. Â 24, Â 7-Â8:45 Â a.m., Â Bridport Â Middlebury Â Community Â Players Â present Â this Â quirky Â Marshall Â on Â acoustic Â guitar, Â and Â Shaded Â Gray, Â an Â Grange Â Hall. Â Breakfast Â at Â 7 Â a.m., Â program Â romantic Â comedy, Â a Â series Â of Â two-Âcharacter Â playlets Â alt Â rock/indie Â band Â featuring Â Jasper Â Christensen, Â 7:30-Â8:45. Â The Â purchase Â of Â breakfast Â is Â not Â required Â about Â a Â small Â town Â in Â northern Â Maine. Â Roles Â for Â bass; Â Olivia Â Cacciatore, Â drums Â and Â vocals; Â and Â but Â it Â helps Â the Â hosts Â to Â defray Â the Â costs Â of Â opening Â up Â to Â 19 Â men Â and Â women Â age Â 20 Â through Â seniors. Â Matias Â Van Â Order Â Gonzalez, Â lead Â guitar. Â Info: Â www. their Â hall. Â Perusal Â scripts Â available Â at Â the Â THT. Â Play Â runs Â May Â go51main.com. Â 1-Â4. Â Info: Â 388-Â7432 Â or Â 735-Â8041. Â Brian Â McCarthy Â Quintet Â in Â concert Â in Â Middlebury. Â Tai Â Chi Â for Â Arthritis Â class Â in Â Brandon. Â Monday, Â Feb. Â 24, Â 9-Â10 Â a.m., Â CafĂŠ Â Provence Â Cooking Â School. Â Saturday, Â Feb. Â 22, Â 7:30-Â9:30 Â p.m., Â Town Â Hall Â 7KH ÂżUVW LQ D VHULHV RI EHJLQQHU WDL FKL FODVVHV Theater. Â This Â performance Â celebrates Â the Â release Â for Â seniors, Â meeting Â Mondays Â and Â Thursdays. Â of Â McCarthyâ€™s Â latest Â album, Â â€œThis Â Just Â in,â€? Â and Â Sponsored Â by Â CVAA, Â these Â free Â classes Â can Â help Â brings Â together Â a Â quintet Â of Â the Â top Â jazz Â musi-Â National Â Theatreâ€™s Â â€œWar Â Horseâ€? Â live Â LPSURYHEDODQFHĂ€H[LELOLW\DQGPXVFOHVWUHQJWKLQ cians Â from Â the Â Northeast. Â Tickets Â $20 Â adults, Â $10 Â in Â HD Â in Â Middlebury. Â Thursday, Â Feb. Â 27, Â seniors. Â Register Â at Â 453-Â5885 Â or Â 1-Â800-Â642-Â5119, Â VWXGHQWVDYDLODEOHDWWKH7+7ER[RIÂżFH 2-Â4 Â p.m., Â Town Â Hall Â Theater. Â Award-Âwinning Â or Â visit Â www.cvaa.org. Â or Â www.townhalltheater.org. Â Learn Â more Â at Â www. play Â based Â on Â the Â novel Â by Â Michael Â Morpurgo, Â the Â Tai Â Chi Â for Â Arthritis Â class Â in Â Bristol. Â Monday, Â BrianMcCarthyJazz.com. Â story Â of Â a Â young Â boy Â and Â his Â beloved Â horse, Â Joey, Â )HE DP +ROOH\ +DOO 7KH ÂżUVW The Â Michele Â Fay Â Band Â in Â Brandon. Â Saturday, Â Feb. Â
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22, Â 7:30-Â9:30 Â p.m., Â Brandon Â Music, Â 62 Â Country Â Club Â Road. Â A Â compelling Â and Â captivating Â ensemble Â featuring Â original Â and Â Americana Â music. Â Tickets Â $15. Â Reservations Â and Â info: Â 802-Â465-Â4071 Â or Â info@ brandon-Âmusic.net. Â â€œAinâ€™t Â Them Â Bodies Â Saintsâ€? Â screening Â at Â Middlebury Â College. Â Saturday, Â Feb. Â 22, Â 8-Â10 Â p.m., Â 'DQD$XGLWRULXP'LUHFWRU'DYLG/RZHU\ÂśVÂżOP is Â set Â in Â 1970s Â Texas, Â where Â outlaw Â Bob Â Muldoon Â tries Â to Â reunite Â with Â his Â wife, Â Ruth, Â and Â the Â child Â he Â has Â never Â met. Â Free. Â Info: Â 802-Â443-Â3168 Â or Â www. middlebury.edu/arts. Â â€œThe Â Meaning Â of Â the Â Masksâ€? Â dance Â performance Â at Â Middlebury Â College. Â Saturday, Â Feb. Â 22, Â 8-Â10 Â p.m., Â Mahaney Â Center Â for Â the Â Arts. Â The Â 2014 Â Dance Â Company Â of Â Middlebury, Â under Â the Â direction Â of Â Christal Â Brown, Â premieres Â three Â original Â works. Â The Â performance Â is Â the Â culmination Â of Â a Â multi-Âsemester Â investigation Â of Â the Â ritual Â of Â masking Â across Â cultures. Â Tickets Â $12/$10/$6, Â available Â at Â 802-Â443-Â6433 Â or Â http://go.middlebury.edu/arts. Â
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Â On Â a.m.-Â4 Â p.m. Â Reading Â with Â Magic, Â the Â exhibit: Â Photos, Â prints Â and Â tack Â of Â the Â therapy Â dog, Â Mondays, Â 3:15-Â4:15. Â Government Â Morgan, Â a Â family Â of Â Morgan Â Chess Â club, Â Mondays, Â 4-Â5 Â p.m. Â Lego Â horses, Â originally Â bred Â for Â cavalry Â purposes, Â club, Â Wednesdays, Â 3:30-Â5 Â p.m. Â Story Â at Â the Â UVM Â Morgan Â Horse Â Farm Â starting Â in Â WLPH DJH ÂżYH DQG XQGHU )ULGD\ 1907. 10:30 Â a.m. Â Seniors Â program, Â second Â Nortonâ€™s Â Gallery. Â Route Â 73, Â Shoreham. Â Wednesday, Â 10 Â a.m. Â Book Â discussion Â 948-Â2552 Â or Â www.nortonsgallery.com. Â group, Â second Â Wednesday Â at Â 7 Â p.m. Â Studio/gallery Â of Â Norton Â Latourelleâ€™s Â whim-Â Info: Â 453-Â3575. Â sical Â woodcarvings. Â Open Â most Â days Â and Â New Â Haven Â Community Â Library. Â by Â appointment. /RFDWHG LQ WKH QHZ OLEUDU\WRZQ RIÂżFHV Otter Â Creek Â Custom Â Framing. Â 3 Â Park Â St., Â building. Â Tuesday, Â 10 Â a.m.-Â5 Â p.m. Â Middlebury. Â 388-Â2370. Â On Â exhibit: Â â€œSummer Â Wednesday, Â 1-Â8 Â p.m. Â Thursday, Â 1-Â8 Â Reading,â€? Â paintings Â by Â Patricia Â LeBon Â Herb. p.m.; Â Saturday, Â 10 Â a.m.-Â1 Â p.m. Â Summer Â PhotoPlace Â Gallery. Â 3 Â Park Â St., Â Middlebury. Â reading Â program Â 10:30 Â a.m. Â Tuesdays, Â Tuesday-ÂFriday, Â 11 Â a.m.-Â4 Â p.m., Â Saturday, Â starting Â July Â 12. Â Information: Â Deborah, Â 10 Â a.m.-Â3 Â p.m. Â Info: Â 989-Â2359 Â or Â www. 453-Â4015. vtphotoworkplace.com. Â Orwell Â Free Â Library. Â Tuesday, Â 10 Â a.m.-Â4 Â Rokeby Â Museum. Â Route Â 7, Â Ferrisburgh. Â p.m. Â and Â 6-Â8 Â p.m.; Â Thursday, Â 3-Â6 Â p.m.; Â 877-Â3406. Â Friday, Â 11 Â a.m.-Â4 Â p.m.; Â Saturday, Â 9 Â Starksboro Â Public Â Library. Â Monday, Â 10 Â a.m.-Â6 Â a.m.-Â1 Â p.m. p.m.; Â Thursday, Â 10 Â a.m.-Â5 Â p.m.; Â Saturday, Â 9 Â Platt Â Memorial Â Library. Â Shoreham. Â a.m.-Â1 Â p.m. Â 453-Â3732. IN Â FABRIC Â ARTIST Â Judith Â Reillyâ€™s Â â€œCulinary Â Choices,â€? Â a Â sneaky Â feline Â attempts Â to Â 897-Â2647. Â Monday, Â 11 Â a.m.-Â7 Â p.m.; Â Starry Â Night Â CafĂŠ. Â 5371 Â Route Â 7 Â in Â Ferrisburgh. Â swipe Â a Â treat Â from Â a Â table Â of Â goodies. Â Reillyâ€™s Â work Â will Â be Â displayed Â along Â with Â many Â Wednesday Â and Â Thursday, Â 2 Â p.m.-Â7 Â Wednesday-ÂSunday. othersâ€™ Â in Â the Â Brandon Â Artist Â Guildâ€™s Â member Â show Â â€œStill Â Life Â and Â Sculpture,â€? Â which Â p.m.; Â Saturday, Â 9 Â a.m.-Â1 Â p.m. Â Programs Â Stone Â Leaf Â Tea Â House. Â Marble Â Works, Â opens Â with Â a Â reception Â at Â the Â Guild Â on Â Friday, Â Feb. Â 28, Â at Â 5 Â p.m. on Â website: Â www.plattlib.org. Â Preschool Â Middlebury. Â Exhibit: Â â€œForeign Â Language Â story Â time, Â ages Â 3-Â5, Â two Â Mondays Â a Â Featurel: Â Collaborative Â Conceptual Â Works Â month, Â 10:15 Â a.m. Â Youth Â story Â time, Â by Â Yinglei Â Zhang Â and Â Rachel Â Baird.â€? 1:30 Â p.m. Â (17 Â and Â under Â must Â be Â accompanied Â by Â a Â parent Â or Â ages Â 5-Â12, Â second Â Wednesday, Â 2:45 Â p.m. Â Lap-Âsit Â story Â time, Â 6WXGLR 9 0DLQ 6W 9HUJHQQHV DERYH $GGLVRQ 2XWÂżWWHUV guardian). Â 247-Â8230. second Â Thursday, Â 11 Â a.m. Â Lego Â Night, Â third Â Thursday, Â 5:30-Â7 Â Info: Â 877-Â6524 Â or Â www.bethanyfarrell.com. Hancock Â Free Â Public Â Library. Â Wednesday, Â 1-Â5 Â p.m.; Â Thursday, Â p.m. Stratford Â House Â Pottery Â gallery Â and Â studio, Â 294 Â Route Â 22A, Â noon-Â6 Â p.m.; Â Saturday, Â 9 Â a.m.-Â1 Â p.m. Â Books, Â videos Â and Â Russell Â Memorial Â Library. Â Monkton. Â 453-Â4471. Â Tuesday Â and Â Orwell. Â Weekdays Â 10 Â a.m.-Â5 Â p.m., Â call Â proprietor Â Stacey Â DVDs. Â Other Â items Â available Â through Â interlibrary Â loan. Thursday, Â 3-Â7 Â p.m.; Â Friday Â and Â Saturday, Â 9 Â a.m.-Â1 Â p.m. Â Stanhope Â at Â 948-Â2105 Â to Â ensure Â it Â is Â open Â the Â day Â you Â wish Â Ilsley Â Public Â Library. Â 75 Â Main Â St., Â Middlebury, Â 388-Â4095. Â Friday Â Story Â Hour, Â second Â and Â fourth Â Friday, Â 10-Â11 Â a.m. Â WiFi Â to Â visit. Monday, Â Wednesday Â and Â Friday, Â 10 Â a.m.-Â6 Â p.m.; Â Tuesday Â available. Town Â Hall Â Theater Â Jackson Â Gallery, Â Merchants Â Row, Â Middlebury. Â and Â Thursday, Â 10 Â a.m.-Â8 Â p.m.; Â Saturday, Â 10 Â a.m.-Â4 Â p.m. Â Monday-ÂSaturday, Â noon Â to Â 5 Â p.m. Â 382-Â9222. Â October-ÂApril, Â Sunday, Â 1-Â4 Â p.m. Â Early Â Literacy Â Story Â Times, Â Salisbury Â Free Â Public Â Library. Â 458-Â0747. Â Tuesday-ÂThursday, Â 2:30-Â5:30 Â p.m.; Â Saturday, Â 9 Â a.m.-Ânoon. Â Childrenâ€™s Â Time, Â Vermont Â Folklife Â Center. Â 88 Â Main Â St., Â Middlebury. Â Gallery Â and Â Thursdays, Â 10:30-Â11:15 Â a.m. Â Itsy Â Bitsy Â Yoga, Â Thursdays, Â July Â Tuesday Â 2:30-Â4 Â p.m. Â Info: Â http://salisburyfreelibrary.blogspot. shop Â hours Â Tuesday-ÂSaturday, Â 10 Â a.m.-Â5 Â p.m. Â Admission Â by Â 11-ÂAug. Â 8, Â 10:30-Â11:15 Â a.m., Â for Â ages Â birth Â through Â 5 Â years. Â com. donation. Â 388-Â4964. Â Garden Â Story Â Times, Â Tuesdays, Â June Â 18-ÂAug. Â 6, Â 10:30-Â11:15 Â Vermont Â Studio Â Furniture Â Gallery. Â 718 Â Old Â Hollow Â Road, Â North Â a.m. Â Mayâ€™s Â Music Â and Â Movement, Â Tuesdays, Â 10:30-Â11:15 Â Sarah Â Partridge Â Community Â Library. Â East Â Middlebury. Â 388-Â7588. Â Ilsley Â Library Â cards Â accepted. Â Tuesday, Â 9 Â a.m.-Ânoon; Â Thursday, Â Ferrisburgh. Â Gallery Â hours, Â Saturday, Â 10 Â a.m.-Â2 Â p.m. a.m., Â for Â ages Â birth Â through Â 5 Â years. Â Magic: Â The Â Gathering Â 2-Â6 Â p.m.; Â Saturday, Â 9 Â a.m.-Ânoon. Â Book Â sale Â on Â Saturdays. WalkOver Â Gallery. Â 15 Â Main Â St., Â Bristol. Â Gallery Â hours Â are Â games Â for Â kids Â in Â grades Â 6-Â12, Â third Â Tuesday Â of Â the Â month, Â Monday-ÂFriday, Â 9 Â a.m.-Â4 Â p.m. Â 453-Â3188. Â 4-Â6 Â p.m. Â Hand Â in Â Hand Â community Â service Â projects Â for Â kids, Â Starksboro Â Public Â Library. Â 2827 Â Route Â 116, Â Starksboro Â (in Â town Â KDOO 3DUNLQJ EHKLQG WRZQ RIÂżFHV 0RQGD\ =RQH7KUHH *DOOHU\ 0DSOH 6W WKLUG Ă€RRU 0LGGOHEXU\ ,QIR ÂżUVW 7KXUVGD\ RI HYHU\ PRQWK SP 9ROXQ7HHQV a.m.-Â6 Â p.m.; Â Thursday, Â 10 Â a.m.-Â5 Â p.m.; Â Saturday, Â 9 Â a.m.-Â1 Â p.m. Â 1-Â800-Â249-Â3562 Â or Â www.zonethreegallery.com. Â second Â Thursday Â of Â every Â month, Â 3:30-Â4:30 Â p.m. Â Young Â Story Â time Â (ages Â 3-Â5) Â Monday, Â 10:30 Â a.m. Â 453-Â3732. Writersâ€™ Â Club, Â third Â Thursday Â of Â every Â month, Â 3:30-Â4:30 Â p.m. Â Mysterious Â Hogwarts Â Reading Â Society, Â last Â Thursday Â of Â every Â Whiting Â Free Â Library. Â Main Â Street Â opposite Â the Â church. Â 623-Â7862. Â Call Â for Â hours. Â Story Â time Â with Â Deb Â Lendway, Â 10 Â a.m. Â month, Â 3:30-Â4:30 Â p.m. Â Youth Â Media Â Lab, Â Tuesdays, Â 3:30-Â4:30 Â Wednesdays. p.m. Â For Â a Â complete Â listing Â of Â ongoing Â and Â special Â childrenâ€™s Â Bixby Â Memorial Â Library. Â 258 Â Main Â St., Â Vergennes. Â 877-Â2211. Â activities, Â visit Â www.ilsleypubliclibrary.org Â or Â call Â the Â Childrenâ€™s Â Monday, Â 12:30-Â8 Â p.m.; Â Tuesday, Â 12:30-Â5 Â p.m.; Â Wednesday Â Room Â at Â 388-Â4097. Go Â online Â to Â see Â a Â full Â listing Â of Â and Â Thursday, Â 10 Â a.m.-Â5 Â p.m.; Â Friday, Â 12:30-Â5 Â p.m.; Â Saturday, Â Lawrence Â Memorial Â Library. Â 40 Â North Â St., Â Bristol, Â 453-Â2366. Â 10 Â a.m.-Â2 Â p.m. Â Preschool Â multi-Âage Â story Â time Â Thursday, Â 10:30 Â Monday, Â 10 Â a.m.-Â5 Â p.m.; Â Tuesday Â and Â Thursday, Â 10 Â a.m.-Â8 Â a.m. p.m.; Â Wednesday Â and Â Friday, Â 1-Â5 Â p.m.; Â Saturday, Â 9 Â a.m.-Â1 Â p.m. Â Brandon Â Free Â Public Â Library. Â Preschool Â story Â hour Â every Â Friday Â Monday, Â 10 Â a.m.-Â4 Â p.m., Â free Â walk-Âin Â computer Â help. Â Childrenâ€™s Â at Â 1 Â p.m. Â with Â Deb Â Lendway. Â Movies Â shown Â every Â Friday Â at Â autumn Â story Â times, Â Mondays, Â 10:30-Â11 Â a.m., Â Thursdays, Â
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BigTown Â Gallery, Â 99 Â North Â Main Â St., Â Rochester. Â 767-Â9670 Bixby Â Memorial Â Library, Â Vergennes. Â 877-Â2211. Â Bobcat Â CafĂŠ. Â 5 Â Main Â St., Â Bristol. Â 453-Â3311. Brandon Â Artistsâ€™ Â Guild. Â 7 Â Center Â St., Â Brandon. Â Gallery Â open Â 10 Â a.m.-Â5 Â p.m. Â daily. Â 247-Â4956 Â or Â www.brandonartistsguild.com. Â On Â exhibit Â Feb. Â 28-ÂApril Â 29: Â â€œStill Â Life Â and Â Sculpture.â€? Brandon Â Free Â Public Â Library, Â Brandon. Â 247-Â8230 Â or Â www.bran-Â donpubliclibrary.org. Â Brandon Â Museum Â and Â Visitor Â Center Â at Â the Â Stephen Â A. Â Douglas Â Birthplace. Â 4 Â Grove Â St., Â at Â the Â corner Â of Â routes Â 7 Â and Â 73 Â West. Â www.brandon.org Â or Â 247-Â6401. Â Open Â daily Â 11 Â a.m.-Â4 Â p.m. Â through Â mid-ÂOctober. Brandon Â Music Â CafĂŠ, Â 62 Â Country Â Club Â Road, Â Brandon. Â www. brandon-Âmusic.net Â or Â (802) Â 465-Â4071. Â On Â exhibit: Â The Â abstract Â expressionist Â landscapes Â of Â Tom Â Merwin. Bristol Â Bakery. Â Main Â St., Â Bristol. Â 453-Â3280. Carolâ€™s Â Hungry Â Mind Â CafĂŠ. Â Merchants Â Row, Â Middlebury, Â 388-Â0101. Â Chimney Â Point Â Vermont Â State Â Historic Â Site, Â 7305 Â Vermont Â Route Â 125, Â Addison. Â 759-Â2412. Compass Â Music Â and Â Arts Â Center, Â 333 Â Jones Â Drive, Â Brandon. Â www.cmacvt.org. Â On Â exhibit Â Jan. Â 15-ÂMarch Â 31: Â Winter Â Art Â Mart. Creative Â Space Â Gallery. Â 235 Â Main Â St., Â Vergennes. Â 877-Â3850 Â or Â www.creativespacegallery.org. Edgewater Â Gallery. Â 1 Â Mill Â St., Â Middlebury. Â www.edgewatergal-Â lery-Âvt.com. Â Galerie Â Provenance. Â 1 Â Frog Â Hollow Â Alley, Â Middlebury. Â 388-Â3101 Â or Â Michael@galleryprovenance.com. Gallery Â @ Â 85 Â North Â Street. Â 85 Â North Â St., Â Bristol. Â 453-Â Â 5813 Â or Â 349-Â7551. Gallery Â in-Âthe-ÂField. Â 685 Â Arnold Â District Â Road, Â Brandon. Â 247-Â0145 Â RUZZZJDOOHU\LQWKHÂżHOGFRP Henry Â Sheldon Â Museum Â of Â Vermont Â History. Â 1 Â Park Â St., Â Middlebury. Â Museum Â hours Â Tuesday-ÂSaturday, Â 10 Â a.m.-Â5 Â p.m.; Â Sundays Â in Â December, Â noon-Â5 Â p.m. Â museum Â admis-Â sion: Â Adults Â $5; Â seniors Â $4.50; Â children Â 6-Â18 Â $3; Â families Â $12. Â Research Â Center Â admission: Â $5. Â Information: Â 388-Â2117 Â or Â www.henrysheldonmuseum.org. Â Ilsley Â Public Â Library. Â 75 Â Main Â St., Â Middlebury, Â 388-Â4095. Â Monday, Â Wednesday Â and Â Friday, Â 10 Â a.m.-Â6 Â p.m.; Â Tuesday Â and Â Thursday, Â 10 Â a.m.-Â8 Â p.m.; Â Saturday, Â 10 Â a.m.-Â4 Â p.m. Â Lake Â Champlain Â Maritime Â Museum. Â 4472 Â Basin Â Harbor Â Road, Â Vergennes, Â 475-Â2022 Â or Â www.lcmm.org. Â Lawrence Â Memorial Â Library. Â 40 Â North Â St., Â Bristol. Â 453-Â2366. Lincoln Â Historical Â Society Â Museum. Â 88 Â Quaker Â St. Â Second Â and Â fourth Â Sunday Â of Â every Â month, Â noon-Â4 Â p.m., Â June Â through Â October. Â Free. Â Lincoln Â Library. Â 222 Â W. Â River Â Road, Â Lincoln, Â 453-Â2665. Â Monday, Â 2-Â6 Â p.m.; Â Wednesday, Â 10 Â a.m.-Â6 Â p.m. Â (additional Â evening Â hours Â on Â a Â volunteer Â basis); Â Friday, Â 10 Â a.m.-Â2 Â p.m.; Â Saturday, Â 10 Â a.m.-Â4 Â p.m. Â On Â exhibit Â starting Â Feb. Â 12: Â Barb Â Darlingâ€™s Â snowman Â collection. Lincoln Â Peak Â Vineyard. Â 142 Â River Â Road, Â New Â Haven, Â 388-Â7368, Â www.lincolnpeakvineyard.com. Liza Â Myers Â Gallery. Â 22 Â Center Â St., Â Brandon, Â 247-Â5229 Â or Â lizamy-Â ers.com. Â 10 Â a.m.-Â5 Â p.m. Â daily. Â Featuring Â the Â work Â of Â Warren Â Kimble, Â Liza Â Myers Â and Â other Â selected Â artists. The Â M Â Gallery. Â 3 Â Mill Â St., Â Middlebury. Â Middlebury Â College Â Davis Â Family Â Library. Â 443-Â3168 Â or Â www. middlebury.edu/arts. Â On Â exhibit Â Feb. Â 21-ÂMay Â 8: Â â€œThe Â Place Â of Â Dance Â Book Â Photo Â Exhibition.â€? Middlebury Â College Â Johnson Â Memorial Â Building. Â 443-Â6433 Â or Â www.middlebury.edu/arts. Â On Â exhibit Â Feb. Â 11-Â18: Â â€œSculptural Â Architecture: Â The Â Lilliputian Â Meets Â the Â Gargantuan.â€?
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Letters Â can Â be Â found Â on Pages Â 4A, Â 5A, Â 7A, Â 12A.
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State Newsbriefs /DZPDNHUVÂżQGLW $ERXWVLJQ KDUGWRFUDIW'8, XSIRUPHGLFDO GUXJOHJLVODWLRQ PDULMXDQDLQ9W By Â LAURA Â KRANTZ VTDigger.org VERMONT Â â€” Â Lawmakers Â are Â clear Â that Â they Â donâ€™t Â want Â drivers Â on Â drugs, Â but Â theyâ€™re Â not Â sure Â what Â to Â do Â about Â it Â and Â are Â beginning Â to Â run Â out Â of Â time Â this Â session. The Â House Â Judiciary Â Committee Â last Â week Â said Â it Â may Â consider Â setting Â standards Â for Â drugged Â driving. The Â committee Â plans Â to Â hear Â from Â four Â experts Â about Â DUI Â Wednes-Â day Â morning, Â according Â to Â its Â online Â schedule. This Â topic Â arose Â in Â part Â because Â the Â law Â decriminalizing Â possession Â of Â small Â amounts Â of Â marijuana Â that Â passed Â last Â year Â called Â for Â a Â task Â force Â to Â examine Â laws Â surrounding Â driving Â XQGHUWKHLQĂ€XHQFHRIGUXJV7KHWDVN force Â did Â not Â arrive Â at Â a Â single Â recom-Â mendation Â for Â how Â to Â set Â the Â law. Â House Â Judiciary Â does Â not Â have Â a Â bill Â before Â it Â but Â last Â week Â discussed Â the Â possibility Â of Â introducing Â a Â com-Â PLWWHH ELOO VLQFH WKH GHDGOLQH WR ÂżOH individual Â bills Â has Â passed. Â They Â could Â also Â modify Â H.501, Â a Â related Â bill. In Â Vermont Â there Â is Â a Â higher Â stan-Â dard Â of Â proof Â for Â drugged Â driving Â than Â there Â is Â for Â driving Â under Â the Â in-Â Ă€XHQFH RI DOFRKRO 7KH VWDQGDUG IRU DUI-Âalcohol Â in Â Vermont Â is Â a Â blood Â alcohol Â content Â of Â 0.08 Â or Â higher. Â The Â court Â has Â also Â set Â a Â second Â standard Â of Â â€œimpairment Â to Â the Â slightest Â degree.â€? To Â charge Â someone Â with Â DUI-Â drugs, Â however, Â prosecutors Â must Â prove Â the Â person Â was Â incapable Â of Â driving Â safely. The Â committee Â recently Â considered Â language Â proposed Â by Â legislative Â at-Â torney Â Erik Â FitzPatrick Â that Â would Â raise Â the Â drugged Â driving Â standard Â to Â â€œimpairment Â to Â the Â slightest Â degree.â€? Some Â committee Â members Â last Â week Â said Â they Â were Â not Â sure Â if Â cre-Â DWLQJDPRUHVSHFLÂżFVWDQGDUGZRXOG actually Â deter Â drivers Â from Â driving Â while Â on Â drugs.
By Â LAURA Â KRANTZ VTDigger.org Eight Â months Â after Â the Â stateâ€™s Â ÂżUVW PHGLFDO PDULMXDQD GLVSHQVDULHV opened, Â 1,017 Â patients Â have Â registered Â with Â the Â state Â to Â receive Â the Â drug, Â the Â Department Â of Â Public Â Safety Â told Â law-Â makers Â this Â week. A Â fourth Â dispensary, Â Southern Â Ver-Â mont Â Wellness, Â is Â slated Â to Â open Â Tues-Â GD\LQ%UDWWOHERURRIÂżFLDOVVDLG7KH stateâ€™s Â other Â three Â dispensaries Â are Â in Â Burlington, Â Brandon Â and Â Montpelier. A Â bill Â in Â the Â Senate Â would Â add Â two Â more Â dispensaries Â and Â allow Â those Â businesses Â to Â offer Â home Â delivery Â of Â marijuana. The Â bill Â would Â also Â eliminate Â a Â statewide Â cap Â on Â the Â number Â of Â regis-Â tered Â patients Â who Â receive Â marijuana Â from Â a Â dispensary. Of Â the Â 1,017 Â patients Â registered Â with Â the Â state, Â 642 Â patients Â have Â selected Â dispensaries, Â said Â Francis Â Aumand, Â di-Â rector Â of Â the Â criminal Â justice Â services Â division Â of Â the Â Department Â of Â Public Â Safety. The Â other Â 375 Â patients Â grow Â their Â own, Â Aumand Â said. The Â bill, Â S.247, Â also Â increases Â from Â two Â to Â four Â ounces Â the Â amount Â of Â mar-Â ijuana Â a Â dispensary Â can Â cultivate Â and Â possess Â per Â patient. Â That Â rule Â applies Â to Â dispensaries Â that Â serve Â more Â than Â 14 Â patients. 3XEOLF VDIHW\ RIÂżFLDOV PDULMXDQD advocates Â and Â dispensaries Â say Â they Â compromised Â on Â the Â bill, Â sponsored Â by Â Sen. Â Jeanette Â White, Â D-ÂWindham, Â but Â all Â support Â it. 3XEOLF VDIHW\ RIÂżFLDOV DJUHHG WR eliminate Â the Â patient Â cap Â and Â add Â two Â dispensaries Â in Â exchange Â for Â striking Â a Â proposal Â to Â add Â post-Âtraumatic Â stress Â disorder Â to Â the Â list Â of Â â€œdebilitating Â medical Â conditionsâ€? Â that Â qualify Â a Â per-Â VRQ WR DSSO\ IRU D UHJLVWU\ LGHQWLÂżFD-Â tion Â card. That Â list Â now Â includes Â cancer, Â mul-Â tiple Â sclerosis, Â HIV Â and Â other Â condi-Â tions.
There Â needs Â to Â be Â more Â research Â DERXW PDULMXDQDÂśV HIÂżFDF\ LQ WUHDWLQJ PTSD, Â according Â to Â Aumand. Â â€œWe Â want Â to Â make Â sure Â that Â it Â grows Â at Â a Â pace Â that Â can Â be Â regulated,â€? Â he Â said.
6WDWHPRQH\VHW DVLGHIRUKRPH HQHUJ\SURMHFWV By Â JOHN Â HERRICK VTDigger.org VERMONT Â â€” Â The Â Vermont Â De-Â partment Â of Â Public Â Service Â has Â pulled Â together Â $670,000 Â to Â reduce Â the Â up-Â IURQWFRVWRIÂżQDQFLQJUHVLGHQWLDOWKHU-Â PDOHIÂżFLHQF\SURMHFWV During Â a Â recent Â news Â conference, Â Gov. Â Peter Â Shumlin Â and Â the Â depart-Â ment Â announced Â an Â initiative Â to Â cut Â GRZQ RQ WKH FRVW WR ÂżQDQFH WKHUPDO HIÂżFLHQF\SURMHFWV7KHDGPLQLVWUDWLRQ expects Â the Â money Â to Â leverage Â up Â to Â $6.5 Â million, Â which Â could Â be Â used Â to Â serve Â up Â to Â 1,300 Â homes, Â according Â to Â a Â news Â release. Âł,QYHVWPHQWV LQ HQHUJ\ HIÂżFLHQF\ save Â Vermont Â families Â money Â on Â their Â fuel Â bills, Â but Â also Â support Â local Â jobs, Â strengthen Â the Â economy, Â and Â reduce Â greenhouse Â gas Â emissions,â€? Â Shumlin Â said Â a Â statement. Â â€œEverybody Â wins Â with Â this Â investment.â€? The Â initiative Â could Â drive Â down Â the Â FRVWWRÂżQDQFHSURMHFWVE\VXEVLGL]LQJ interest Â rates, Â for Â example. Â The Â depart-Â ment Â will Â issue Â a Â request Â for Â proposals Â for Â interested Â banks Â and Â credit Â unions, Â after Â which Â the Â state Â will Â decide Â how Â WROHYHUDJHFXUUHQWIXQGVWRVXSSRUWÂż-Â nancing Â projects. George Â Twigg, Â director Â of Â pub-Â OLF DIIDLUV IRU RI (IÂżFLHQF\ 9HUPRQW said Â one Â of Â the Â largest Â challenges Â for Â homeowners Â interested Â in Â thermal Â ef-Â ÂżFLHQWO\LVWKHXSIURQWFRVW â€œThese Â things Â pay Â for Â themselves Â in Â the Â long Â run, Â but Â you Â have Â an Â upfront Â cost,â€? Â Twigg Â said. (IÂżFLHQF\ 9HUPRQW WKH VWDWHÂśV HI-Â ÂżFLHQF\XWLOLW\WKDWVXEVLGL]HVWKHUPDO HIÂżFLHQF\DQGZHDWKHUL]DWLRQSURMHFWV provides Â $2,000 Â for Â projects Â that Â can Â cost Â up Â to Â $7,000, Â he Â said.
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ONE Â OF Â ED Â Blechnerâ€™s Â sledding Â dogs Â gets Â a Â little Â curious Â during Â a Â photo Â shoot Â in Â Addison Â last Â week. Â Look Â for Â a Â story Â about Â Blechner Â and Â his Â dogs Â in Â the Â Senior Â Lifestyles Â section Â of Â next Â Mondayâ€™s Â edition Â of Â the Â Addison Â Independent. Independent Â photo/Trent Â Campbell
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Â She Â declined Â beginning Â the Â process Â of Â eminent Â WRVWDWHWKHVSHFLÂżFVRIWKHRIIHUEXW domain, Â Vermont Â Gas Â offered Â Peyser Â said Â it Â was Â not Â acceptable Â to Â her. Â Me-Â $5,600 Â for Â 1.2 Â acres Â of Â her Â property, Â nard Â added Â that Â she Â does Â not Â feel Â that Â plus Â $1,400 Â for Â crop Â loss. Vermont Â Gas Â is Â living Â up Â to Â its Â MOU Â Peyser Â said Â the Â offer Â was Â woefully Â with Â Monkton. inadequate. Â She Â said Â the Â pipeline, Â if Â â€œI Â donâ€™t Â feel Â like Â itâ€™s Â the Â last Â re-Â built, Â will Â greatly Â devalue Â her Â prop-Â sort,â€? Â Menard Â said. Â â€œI Â donâ€™t Â feel Â like Â erty. the Â negotiations Â have Â been Â â€œIt Â will Â be Â virtually Â â€œIt (Peyserâ€™s exhausted.â€? unsellable,â€? Â Peyser Â said. Â Menard Â said Â that Â she Â â€œThe Â offer Â they Â made Â is Â property) is Â worried Â Vermont Â Gas Â will be ludicrous Â and Â offensive.â€? will Â successfully Â seize Â her Â Peyser, Â a Â German Â im-Â virtually property Â using Â eminent Â migrant, Â previously Â lived Â domain. unsellable. with Â her Â husband, Â Fred-Â â€œItâ€™s Â not Â the Â land Â weâ€™re Â erick, Â on Â Long Â Island Â The offer losing. Â Weâ€™re Â losing Â the Â while Â he Â worked Â as Â an Â in-Â they made whole Â homestead,â€? Â Men-Â vestment Â banker Â on Â Wall Â is ludicrous ard Â said. Â â€œWeâ€™re Â losing Â the Â Street. Â The Â couple Â built Â value, Â and Â weâ€™re Â losing Â the Â home Â in Â Monkton Â in Â and the Â safety.â€? 1975 Â with Â the Â intention Â offensive.â€? Menard Â said Â she Â is Â not Â of Â living Â the Â rest Â of Â their Â â€” Selina Peyser sure Â if Â she Â will Â hire Â an Â lives Â there. Â Frederick Â died Â attorney Â if Â the Â eminent Â in Â 2008. domain Â proceedings Â begin, Â as Â her Â â€œTo Â me Â this Â is Â all Â terribly Â stressful. Â ÂżQDQFLDO UHVRXUFHV DUH OLPLWHG 6KH This Â is Â my Â land, Â my Â home,â€? Â Peyser Â said Â she Â disagrees Â with Â the Â tactics Â that Â said. Â â€œJust Â because Â Iâ€™ve Â lost Â my Â hus-Â Vermont Â Gas Â is Â using Â to Â secure Â the Â band Â doesnâ€™t Â mean Â Iâ€™m Â willing Â to Â necessary Â easements Â in Â order Â to Â begin Â give Â up Â on Â my Â home, Â by Â any Â stretch Â construction. of Â the Â imagination.â€? â€œAny Â people Â should Â not Â be Â threat-Â 7KLVLVQÂśWWKHÂżUVWWLPH3H\VHUKDV ened, Â especially Â old Â people Â who Â tussled Â with Â a Â Vermont Â utility Â com-Â just Â want Â to Â live Â out Â the Â rest Â of Â their Â pany. Â Back Â in Â the Â 1980s, Â the Â Peysers Â lives,â€? Â Menard Â said. Â â€œWe Â always Â fought Â against Â a Â similar Â project Â by Â wanted Â a Â log Â house, Â and Â we Â worked Â Champlain Â Pipeline Â Co. Â That Â project, Â our Â whole Â married Â life, Â and Â to Â have Â a Â proposed Â 340-Âmile Â pipeline Â from Â this Â happen, Â Iâ€™m Â beside Â myself Â over Â the Â Canadian Â border Â through Â the Â state Â the Â whole Â thing.â€? to Â Massachusetts, Â was Â eventually Â Claire Â Broughton, Â who Â lives Â on Â abandoned. Pond Â Road, Â said Â she Â ignored Â the Â let-Â After Â Frederickâ€™s Â death, Â Peyser Â ter Â sent Â to Â her Â because Â Vermont Â Gas Â FRQWLQXHGWKHÂżJKW6KHVDLGVKHIHDUV has Â not Â answered Â questions Â that Â she Â for Â her Â safety Â with Â a Â gas Â pipeline Â has Â about Â how Â the Â pipeline Â will Â affect Â nearby, Â and Â recalled Â a Â deadly Â natural Â her Â property. Â Broughton Â said Â she Â does Â gas Â explosion Â near Â her Â home Â in Â Brus-Â not Â know Â where Â her Â well Â will Â be Â relo-Â sels Â in Â 1956. Â The Â proposed Â pipeline Â cated, Â or Â where Â an Â access Â road Â will Â be Â would Â run Â less Â than Â 300 Â feet Â from Â built Â on Â her Â property. Peyserâ€™s Â home. â€œI Â didnâ€™t Â have Â any Â reaction Â to Â the Â Nancy Â Menard, Â who Â lives Â half Â a Â letter Â because Â I Â havenâ€™t Â gotten Â any Â mile Â south Â of Â Peyser, Â also Â said Â she Â answers Â about Â what Â Iâ€™ve Â wanted Â to Â was Â concerned Â about Â the Â proximity Â know,â€? Â Broughton Â said. of Â the Â pipeline Â to Â her Â home. Â The Â line Â Broughton Â said Â she Â was Â alarmed Â would Â come Â within Â 75 Â feet Â of Â Men-Â to Â hear Â of Â the Â arrests Â of Â two Â Vermont Â ardâ€™s Â log Â home Â on Â Hollow Â Road, Â well Â Gas Â subcontractors Â in Â Franklin Â Coun-Â within Â the Â 300-Âfoot Â potential Â impact Â ty Â on Â suspicions Â of Â manufacturing Â radius Â â€” Â an Â area, Â as Â calculated Â by Â the Â methamphetamine. Â Court Â documents Â federal Â Department Â of Â Transporta-Â state Â that Â the Â workers Â may Â have Â been Â tion, Â that Â is Â at Â high Â risk Â for Â damage Â in Â high Â while Â working Â on Â the Â pipeline Â
between Â Georgia Â and Â St. Â Albans. â€œThat Â scares Â me,â€? Â Broughton Â said. Â â€œI Â donâ€™t Â want Â those Â kind Â of Â people Â on Â my Â property.â€? VERMONT Â GAS Â RESPONDS Steve Â Wark, Â communications Â di-Â rector Â for Â Vermont Â Gas, Â said Â the Â util-Â LW\ LV OLYLQJ XS WR LWV &HUWLÂżFDWH RI Public Â Good Â from Â the Â Public Â Service Â Board Â and Â its Â Memorandum Â of Â Un-Â derstanding Â with Â Monkton. â€œVermont Â Gas Â continues Â to Â negoti-Â ate Â in Â good Â faith Â with Â all Â landowners Â who Â are Â willing Â to Â work Â together Â to Â ÂżQG UHVROXWLRQÂ´ :DUN ZURWH LQ DQ email. Speaking Â to Â the Â Monkton Â MOU, Â Wark Â said Â that Â criteria Â used Â to Â deter-Â mine Â that Â negotiations Â have Â deterio-Â rated Â to Â the Â â€œlast Â resortâ€? Â of Â eminent Â domain Â include, Â â€œthat Â the Â owners Â have Â stated Â they Â will Â not Â enter Â into Â an Â agreement Â with Â Vermont Â Gas Â (and) Â that Â the Â owners Â have Â refused Â the Â high-Â est Â offer Â or Â have Â made Â a Â counter Â offer Â that Â excessively Â exceeds Â the Â fair Â mar-Â ket Â value.â€? Wark Â declined Â to Â say Â how Â many Â of Â the Â 36 Â landowners Â in Â Monkton Â have Â reached Â an Â agreement Â with Â Vermont Â Gas, Â citing Â ongoing Â negotiations. Â Explaining Â why Â Vermont Â Gas Â did Â not Â send Â a Â letter Â to Â all Â of Â the Â land-Â owners Â with Â whom Â the Â utility Â has Â not Â yet Â reached Â a Â deal, Â Wark Â said Â that Â the Â company Â did Â not Â send Â letters Â â€œin Â cases Â where Â agreement Â on Â terms Â ap-Â pears Â likely.â€? Despite Â the Â inference Â that Â Vermont Â Gas Â sent Â letters Â only Â to Â landowners Â that Â the Â utility Â had Â little Â faith Â it Â could Â reach Â agreement Â with, Â Wark Â said Â that Â he Â believes Â eminent Â domain Â can Â be Â avoided Â entirely. â€œIâ€™m Â always Â hopeful Â that Â agree-Â ments Â can Â be Â reached, Â and Â both Â par-Â WLHVKDYHWREHĂ€H[LEOHÂ´:DUNVDLG Peyser, Â as Â well Â as Â Monkton Â land-Â owners Â Jane Â and Â Nathan Â Palmer, Â have Â said Â that Â they Â will Â not Â voluntarily Â cede Â their Â land Â to Â Vermont Â Gas Â under Â any Â circumstances. Wark Â declined Â to Â say Â when Â Ver-Â mont Â Gas Â would Â begin Â the Â process Â of Â eminent Â domain, Â should Â it Â be Â neces-Â sary. â€œThe Â process Â will Â proceed Â on Â a Â case-Âby-Âcase Â basis,â€? Â Wark Â said. RESIDENTS Â APPEAL Â TO Â TOWN Monkton Â selectboard Â chair Â Steve Â Pilcher Â said Â that Â some Â of Â the Â three-Â dozen Â residents Â whose Â property Â would Â be Â used Â for Â the Â pipelineâ€™s Â pro-Â posed Â route Â have Â reached Â out Â to Â the Â board Â about Â the Â negotiating Â tactics Â of Â Vermont Â Gas. â€œMany Â of Â the Â Monkton Â landown-Â
ers Â have Â told Â the Â selectboard Â and Â me Â personally Â that Â Vermont Â Gas Â has Â dropped Â the Â ball Â in Â terms Â of Â keeping Â them Â informed,â€? Â Pilcher Â said. Â He Â added Â that Â not Â everyone Â under-Â stands Â the Â easement Â process. Â â€œMany Â people Â donâ€™t Â want Â Vermont Â Gas Â on Â their Â land, Â period,â€? Â Pilcher Â said. Â â€œTheir Â initial Â reaction Â is Â that Â theyâ€™ll Â try Â and Â keep Â Vermont Â Gas Â off Â their Â land Â and Â completely Â ignore Â the Â negotiation Â process.â€? The Â town Â has Â brought Â in Â a Â lawyer Â to Â host Â an Â easement Â workshop, Â at Â which Â residents Â could Â ask Â questions Â about Â the Â process. â€œItâ€™s Â not Â an Â easy Â process Â and Â itâ€™s Â scary Â because Â Vermont Â Gas Â has Â the Â large Â stick Â of Â eminent Â domain,â€? Â Pilcher Â said. Pilcher Â said Â the Â selectboard, Â with Â the Â town Â attorney, Â has Â drafted Â a Â letter Â to Â Vermont Â Gas Â and Â the Â Public Â Ser-Â vice Â Board, Â stating Â the Â town Â is Â con-Â cerned Â the Â utility Â is Â not Â living Â up Â to Â the Â MOU Â because Â it Â is Â not Â using Â emi-Â nent Â domain Â only Â as Â a Â last Â resort. Â The Â board Â has Â not Â yet Â decided Â whether Â to Â send Â the Â letter, Â and Â will Â talk Â further Â at Â its Â next Â meeting, Â Pilcher Â said. Pilcher Â said Â that Â if Â the Â selectboard Â does Â choose Â to Â act, Â he Â does Â not Â think Â it Â is Â likely Â the Â board Â will Â do Â more Â than Â write Â a Â letter. â€œOur Â legal Â bills Â have Â been Â astro-Â nomical Â this Â past Â year,â€? Â Pilcher Â said. Thea Â Gaudette, Â one Â of Â two Â Monk-Â ton Â delegates Â to Â the Â Addison Â County Â Regional Â Planning Â Commission, Â brought Â the Â concerns Â of Â town Â resi-Â dents Â to Â the Â full Â commission Â at Â the Â Feb. Â 12 Â meeting. Â Gaudette Â said Â the Â commission Â will Â decide Â if Â it Â has Â the Â power Â to Â enforce Â the Â MOU Â between Â Monkton Â and Â Ver-Â mont Â Gas. â€œBecause Â the Â Public Â Service Â Board Â included Â in Â its Â decision Â these Â MOUs, Â our Â feeling Â is Â that Â if Â itâ€™s Â part Â RI WKH &HUWLÂżFDWH RI 3XEOLF *RRG there Â has Â to Â be Â a Â way Â to Â go Â back Â and Â say, Â â€˜Wait Â a Â minute, Â weâ€™re Â not Â fol-Â lowing Â this,â€™â€? Â Gaudette Â said. On Â Town Â Meeting Â Day Â next Â month, Â a Â wider Â sampling Â of Â Monk-Â ton Â sentiment Â will Â be Â known, Â be-Â yond Â those Â who Â have Â received Â the Â eminent Â domain Â letters Â and Â those Â who Â have Â negotiated Â with Â Vermont Â Gas. Â At Â that Â meeting Â all Â town Â resi-Â dents Â will Â have Â the Â chance Â to Â vote Â on Â an Â article Â asking Â the Â town Â to Â de-Â nounce Â the Â portion Â of Â the Â Addison Â Natural Â Gas Â Project Â that Â would Â run Â through Â Monkton. Zach Â Despart Â may Â be Â reached Â at Â email@example.com.
WKWKLV\HDU ZKLFKHYHUFRPHVÂżUVW The Â same Â Vermont Â law Â requires Â the Â name Â and Â address Â of Â the Â owner Â to Â be Â on Â the Â ice Â shanty. â€œIce Â conditions Â can Â deteriorate Â quickly Â with Â warmer Â weather, Â so Â we Â
urge Â owners Â of Â shanties Â to Â get Â them Â off Â the Â lakes Â while Â it Â is Â still Â safe Â to Â be Â on Â the Â ice,â€? Â said Â State Â Game Â Warden Â Major Â Dennis Â Reinhardt. Â â€œThe Â law Â ex-Â ists Â to Â help Â ensure Â that Â shanties Â donâ€™t Â become Â a Â boating Â hazard Â and Â create Â
VERGENNES Â â€” Â â€œWinds Â of Â Change,â€? Â a Â drama Â about Â a Â family Â transformed Â as Â wind Â power Â towers Â go Â up Â on Â a Â mountain Â ridge Â behind Â their Â farm, Â will Â be Â read Â by Â a Â group Â of Â actors Â on Â Saturday, Â March Â 1, Â at Â 6 Â p.m. Â at Â the Â Bixby Â Memorial Â Library Â in Â Vergennes. Â Written Â by Â Vermont Â playwright Â Lesley Â Becker, Â the Â play Â is Â set Â in Â a Â town Â enmeshed Â in Â heated Â contro-Â versy Â as Â their Â rural Â community Â un-Â dergoes Â momentous Â changes Â during Â construction Â of Â a Â large-Âscale Â utility Â project. Â The Â play Â examines Â the Â im-Â pact Â on Â the Â families Â living Â close Â by Â the Â wind Â towers, Â and Â the Â tension Â be-Â tween Â competing Â values. Â â€œWinds Â of Â Changeâ€? Â was Â produced Â last Â February Â at Â Off Â Center Â for Â the Â Dramatic Â Arts Â in Â Burlington Â and Â be-Â comes Â more Â relevant Â as Â the Â problems Â associated Â with Â wind Â turbines Â affect Â more Â and Â more Â Vermonters. The Â play Â obliquely Â raises Â an Â is-Â sue Â that Â is Â unique Â in Â the Â building Â of Â industrial Â wind Â turbines: Â a Â societal Â acceptance Â that Â the Â health Â and Â well Â being Â of Â some Â neighbors Â will Â be Â sac-Â ULÂżFHGIRUZKDWLVSHUFHLYHGWREHWKH greater Â good. Â The Â controversy Â over Â wind Â turbines Â is Â escalating Â in Â Ver-Â mont Â as Â more Â projects Â are Â proposed Â for Â rural Â mountaintops. Â â€œWinds Â of Â
LESLEY Â Â BECKER &KDQJHÂ´ H[SORUHV WKH FRQĂ€LFWV LQ-Â herent Â in Â placing Â wind Â turbines Â on Â Vermontâ€™s Â hills. This Â reading Â features Â Bob Â Car-Â mody, Â Charlie Â Yarwood, Â Mary Â Scripps, Â Johannes Â Garrett Â and Â Steve Â Thurstan. Â The Â play Â has Â â€œpowerful Â insights Â into Â a Â changing Â landscape,â€? Â said Â Annette Â Smith, Â executive Â direc-Â tor Â of Â Vermonters Â for Â a Â Clean Â Envi-Â ronment. â€œWinds Â of Â Changeâ€? Â is Â presented Â by Â In Â House Â Productions. Â Admission Â is Â free.
6XJDURQVQRZSDUW\WREH KHOGLQ6WDUNVERUR0DUFK STARKSBORO Â â€” Â The Â annual Â sugar Â on Â snow Â party Â sponsored Â by Â the Â Starksboro Â Village Â Meeting Â House Â Society Â will Â be Â held Â on Â Sat-Â urday, Â March Â 8, Â from Â 1-Â3 Â p.m. Â at Â the Â Starksboro Â First Â Baptist Â Church Â on Â VT Â Route Â 116 Â in Â Starksboro Â village. This Â event Â has Â been Â offered Â for Â over Â nearly Â 50 Â years, Â and Â was Â in-Â spired Â by Â the Â maple Â sugar Â socials Â in Â the Â early Â 1900s Â held Â by Â the Â womenâ€™s Â group Â at Â the Â old Â church. Â Enjoy Â de-Â licious Â traditional Â maple Â sugar Â on Â snow, Â homemade Â doughnuts, Â sour Â pickles Â and Â beverages. Â The Â syrup Â is Â locally Â produced. From Â 2-Â3 Â p.m., Â enjoy Â the Â lively, Â toe-Âtapping Â music Â of Â the Â Toss Â the Â
Feathers Â fellas Â â€” Â Matt Â Witten, Â Rick Â Ceballos Â and Â Billy Â Drislane. Tickets Â for Â this Â favorite Â event Â of Â the Â season, Â perfect Â for Â the Â whole Â family Â and Â all Â ages, Â are Â $5 Â for Â a Â single Â serving, Â $6 Â for Â a Â double Â serving Â for Â one, Â and Â $3 Â for Â children Â 12 Â and Â under. Â Other Â special Â food Â made Â with Â maple Â will Â be Â available Â for Â sale, Â as Â will Â â€œBerthaâ€™s Â Book,â€? Â Starksboro Â T-Âshirts, Â and Â more. Â For Â information Â about Â the Â meet-Â ing Â house Â and Â its Â restoration, Â visit Â www.starksboromeetinghouse.org. Â With Â the Â wet Â summer Â last Â year, Â the Â painting Â project Â was Â put Â on Â hold;Íž Â plans Â continue Â for Â putting Â back Â the Â top Â stage Â of Â the Â belfry.
King Â Richard Â III Â talk Â set Â at Â the Â Ilsley Â Library Â March Â 5 Â
MIDDLEBURY Â â€” Â Author Â and Â scholar Â Kavita Â Finn Â will Â examine Â the Â real Â story Â behind Â the Â crimes Â of Â King Â Richard Â III Â in Â a Â talk Â at Â Ilsley Â Public Â Library Â in Â Middlebury Â on Â March Â 5 Â debris Â that Â will Â wash Â up Â on Â shore.â€? at Â 7 Â p.m. Â Her Â talk, Â â€œRichard Â III: Â The Â 7KHÂżQHIRUOHDYLQJ\RXULFHÂżVKLQJ Man Â and Â the Â Legend,â€? Â is Â part Â of Â the Â shanty Â on Â the Â ice Â can Â be Â up Â to Â $1,000, Â Vermont Â Humanities Â Councilâ€™s Â First Â and Â shanties Â may Â not Â be Â left Â at Â state Â Wednesdays Â lecture Â series Â and Â is Â ÂżVKLQJDFFHVVDUHDV free Â and Â open Â to Â the Â public. Shakespeare Â immortalized Â Rich-Â
,FHÂżVKLQJVKDQWLHVPXVWEHRIIWKHODNHE\0DUFK VERMONT Â â€” Â Vermont Â state Â law Â UHTXLUHVWKDWLFHÂżVKLQJVKDQWLHVPXVW be Â removed Â from Â the Â ice Â before Â the Â ice Â becomes Â unsafe Â or Â loses Â its Â ability Â to Â support Â the Â shanty Â out Â of Â the Â water, Â or Â before Â the Â last Â Sunday Â in Â March Â (the Â
ard Â III Â as Â a Â hunchbacked Â tyrant Â who Â murdered Â his Â way Â to Â the Â English Â throne. Â Finn Â will Â consider Â whether Â he Â was Â actually Â guilty Â of Â the Â crimes Â laid Â at Â his Â door, Â and Â if Â not, Â who Â was? Kavita Â Mudan Â Finn Â received Â her Â PhD Â in Â English Â literature Â from Â the Â University Â of Â Oxford Â in Â 2010. Â She Â teaches Â Renaissance Â history Â and Â womenâ€™s Â studies Â at Â Simmons Â Col-Â lege Â and Â writing Â at Â Southern Â New Â Hampshire Â University. Â She Â held Â lec-Â turer Â positions Â in Â medieval Â and Â early Â modern Â literature Â at Â Georgetown Â University Â and Â the Â University Â of Â Maryland, Â College Â Park, Â from Â 2010 Â WR DQG KHU ÂżUVW ERRN Âł7KH Last Â Plantagenet Â Consorts: Â Gender, Â Genre, Â and Â Historiography, Â 1440-Â 1627,â€? Â was Â published Â in Â 2012. For Â more Â information, Â contact Â the Â Ilsley Â Public Â Library Â at Â 802-Â388-Â 4095 Â or Â contact Â the Â Vermont Â Hu-Â manities Â Council Â at Â 802-Â262-Â2626 Â or Â firstname.lastname@example.org, Â or Â visit Â www.vermonthumanities.org.
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Health Â Matters PLOOLRQ LQ FRQVWUXFWLRQ GHEW IRU the Â townâ€™s Â new Â municipal Â building Â DQG UHFUHDWLRQ FHQWHU 7KH FROOHJH ZRXOG DOVR SD\ XS WR PLOOLRQ IRU the Â Osborne Â House Â relocation Â and Â the Â clearing Â of Â the Â 94 Â Main Â St. Â site. ,WÂśVDSODQWKDWKDVFRPHXQGHUÂżUH from Â some Â local Â residents Â who Â be-Â lieve Â the Â town Â shouldnâ€™t Â give Â up Â the Â 0DLQ 6W SDUFHO 7KH\ DOVR DUJXH that Â the Â recreation Â center Â would Â be Â too Â far Â removed Â from Â the Â downtown Â and Â WKDW WKH QHZ RIÂżFH EXLOGLQJ ZRXOG not Â have Â enough Â parking Â and Â would Â thwart Â potential Â future Â expansion Â of Â the Â adjacent Â Ilsley Â Library. But Â George Â and Â others Â believe Â the Â plan Â would Â serve Â Middlebury Â well. Â George Â said Â that Â he, Â too, Â would Â have Â preferred Â to Â keep Â the Â municipal Â build-Â ing Â and Â gym Â at Â their Â present Â location, Â but Â he Â believes Â such Â a Â proposition Â would Â have Â been Â too Â expensive Â for Â local Â taxpayers. Â 7KHUHIRUH VRPH VHOHFWERDUG PHP-Â bers, Â including Â George, Â approached Â the Â college Â asking Â if Â it Â would Â be Â will-Â LQJ WR SDUWLFLSDWH &ROOHJH RIÂżFLDOV said Â yes, Â with Â the Â caveat Â that Â the Â in-Â stitution Â acquire Â 94 Â Main Â St. Â and Â that Â the Â new Â municipal Â building Â be Â erected Â elsewhere. â€œWe Â hoped Â (the Â college) Â might Â even Â consider Â supporting Â a Â project Â on Â site, Â but Â that Â was Â not Â to Â be,â€? Â George Â said. Â â€œPresident Â Liebowitz Â agreed Â to Â make Â the Â pitch Â to Â college Â trustees Â at Â their Â board Â meeting Â and Â came Â back Â with Â a Â proposal Â that Â we Â kind Â of Â upped Â the Â ante Â on. Â We Â told Â him Â we Â needed Â to Â EHDEOHWRKDYHHQRXJKRIDÂżQDQFLDO contribution Â to Â limit Â the Â exposure Â to Â WKHWRZQDWDSSUR[LPDWHO\PLOOLRQ or Â 2 Â cents Â on Â the Â tax Â rate, Â for Â a Â bond. Â
We Â were Â able Â to Â negotiate Â that Â num-Â ber Â into Â play.â€? George Â believes Â the Â resulting Â agreement Â is Â solid. â€œI Â believe Â we Â have Â a Â proposal Â that Â provides Â us Â with Â an Â opportunity Â to Â NHHS RXU WRZQ RIÂżFH GRZQWRZQ albeit Â on Â the Â Osborne Â site, Â and Â we Â have Â an Â opportunity Â to Â create Â a Â new Â recreation Â facility Â for Â our Â town Â that Â has Â a Â big Â appetite Â for Â recreational Â programs Â for Â adults Â and Â kids, Â and Â have Â a Â modern Â facility Â with Â more Â programs,â€? Â George Â said. Â â€œItâ€™s Â a Â fan-Â tastic Â opportunity Â at Â a Â pretty Â low Â cost Â for Â us.â€? +H VDLG WKH WRZQ RIÂżFH SURMHFW coupled Â with Â the Â razing Â of Â the Â Laza-Â rus Â building Â and Â new Â rail Â tunnel Â and Â park, Â could Â bring Â some Â positive Â changes Â to Â downtown Â Middlebury Â for Â future Â generations. â€œI Â think Â this Â provides Â the Â down-Â town Â with Â a Â whole Â new Â opportunity Â to Â be Â a Â destination,â€? Â George Â said. Â Âł,WÂśV QRW TXLWH WKHUH \HW 7KH SURM-Â ect) Â removes Â some Â problematic Â town Â RIÂżFH EXLOGLQJV WKDW DUH H[WUHPHO\ costly Â to Â maintain Â and Â heat. Â It Â will Â create Â two Â new Â buildings Â that Â I Â think Â are Â going Â to Â be Â fantastic Â in Â terms Â of Â WKHLUGHVLJQDQGKRZWKH\ZLOOÂżWLQ with Â the Â rest Â of Â the Â community.â€? If Â he Â is Â to Â win Â another Â year Â on Â the Â selectboard, Â George Â will Â have Â to Â de-Â feat Â fellow Â candidate Â Heather Â Seeley. Â Six Â other Â candidates Â are Â vying Â for Â two Â three-Âyear Â spots Â on Â the Â board. Âł7KH LPSRUWDQW WKLQJ IRU PH LV putting Â the Â time Â and Â energy Â into Â the Â work, Â which Â I Â am Â committed Â to Â do-Â ing,â€? Â George Â said. Reporter Â John Â Flowers Â is Â at Â firstname.lastname@example.org.
ming Â that Â is Â best Â for Â students Â at Â our Â (Continued Â from Â Page Â 1A) school,â€? Â Buzzell Â said. Â â€œWith Â three Â at Â the Â Mary Â Hogan Â school. Â 7KH ZDUQLQJ ZLOO LQFOXGH D VHSD-Â sections, Â we Â are Â concerned Â it Â would Â UDWHSURSRVDOIRUWRÂżQDQFH not Â be Â able Â to Â provide Â the Â individual Â a Â new Â play Â structure Â to Â replace Â the Â instruction Â to Â allow Â for Â the Â best Â stu-Â DJLQJ.LGVSDFH7KDWZLOO dent Â learning Â to Â take Â place.â€? Approximately Â 90 Â full-Â Â and Â part-Â be Â covered Â through Â education Â re-Â serve Â funds Â and Â could Â be Â further Â re-Â time Â employees Â are Â on Â the Â Mary Â Ho-Â duced Â through Â grants Â and Â donations, Â gan Â School Â payroll. Â Approximately Â 40 Â of Â those Â are Â teachers, Â according Â to Â DFFRUGLQJWRVFKRRORIÂżFLDOV Mary Â Hogan Â Elementary Â school Â %X]]HOO 7KH FXUUHQW WHDFKHUVÂś FRQ-Â tract Â expires Â this Â summer, Â currently Â serves Â 408 Â chil-Â dren Â grades Â K-Â12 Â and Â â€œWe are one DQG RIÂżFLDOV KDYH IDF-Â WRUHGLQDSHUFHQWVDODU\ projections Â call Â for Â an Â ad-Â increase Â for Â next Â school Â ditional Â four Â students Â next Â of the few year Â and Â a Â 4.5-Âpercent Â in-Â year. Â Five Â years Â ago, Â the Â schools in crease Â in Â health Â care Â pre-Â VFKRRO ZDV VHUYLQJ Vermont PLXPV7DONVFRQWLQXHIRU students. Â that is a Â new Â teachersâ€™ Â contract Â Buzzell Â also Â noted Â that Â for Â all Â faculty Â in Â the Â Ad-Â an Â increasing Â percentage Â seeing dison Â Central Â Supervisory Â of Â ID-Â4 Â enrollees Â are Â eligi-Â a slight Union. ble Â for Â free Â or Â reduced-Ârate Â increase Buzzell Â called Â the Â pro-Â OXQFKHV $URXQG SHU-Â posed Â 2014-Â15 Â budget Â â€œa Â cent Â of Â the Â school Â popula-Â in student WLRQ ÂżW LQWR WKDW FDWHJRU\ population.â€? continuation Â of Â the Â educa-Â during Â the Â 2001-Â2002 Â â€” Mary Hogan tion Â efforts Â and Â funding Â academic Â year, Â while Â the Â Principal Tom priorities Â weâ€™ve Â estab-Â number Â has Â increased Â to Â Buzzell lished Â in Â past Â years,â€? Â add-Â ing Â the Â spending Â plan Â does Â PRUH WKDQ SHUFHQW WKLV not Â include Â any Â major Â new Â initiatives Â year. â€œWe Â are Â one Â of Â the Â few Â schools Â in Â other Â than Â the Â one Â new Â teacher. But Â he Â pointed Â to Â a Â few Â smaller Â Vermont Â that Â is Â seeing Â a Â slight Â in-Â crease Â in Â student Â population,â€? Â said Â budget Â drivers Â that Â he Â said Â should Â 0DU\+RJDQ3ULQFLSDO7RP%X]]HOO boost Â student Â achievement Â and Â spice Â said, Â referring Â to Â the Â statewide Â trend Â up Â the Â school Â day. School Â directors Â have Â budgeted Â of Â declining Â enrollment. Buzzell Â said Â the Â school Â currently Â IRUQHZFRPSXWHUODEHTXLS-Â VHUYHV DURXQG NLQGHUJDUWQHUV ment Â that Â will Â allow Â students Â in Â ZKR ZLOO PDWULFXODWH WR WKH ÂżUVW JUDGHVWRWDNHQHZWHVWVWKURXJK JUDGHQH[W\HDU7KHUHDUHQRZWKUHH the Â Smarter Â Balance Â Assessment Â ÂżUVWJUDGH FODVVHV 7KH ,' ERDUG Consortium Â (SBAC) Â of Â the Â Common Â based Â on Â feedback Â from Â parents, Â has Â Core Â State Â Standards. Â 7KH 0DU\ +RJDQ 6FKRRO LV GURS-Â sought Â to Â keep Â classroom Â enrollment Â DWDURXQGFKLOGUHQIRUJUDGHV. ping Â New Â England Â Common Â Assess-Â 7KDW KDV SURPSWHG VFKRRO GLUHF-Â ment Â Program Â (NECAP) Â testing, Â ex-Â WRUV WR UHFRPPHQG WKH IRXUWK ÂżUVW cept Â for Â in Â science. Â Buzzell Â said Â the Â grade Â section, Â which Â will Â require Â the Â online Â SBAC Â testing Â has Â a Â feature Â hiring Â of Â an Â additional Â teacher Â at Â the Â through Â which Â students Â can Â immedi-Â ÂżUVWDQGVHFRQGJUDGHOHYHOSOXVDQ ately Â be Â fed Â a Â tougher Â question Â after Â aide. Â A Â large Â incoming Â kindergarten Â HDFK FRUUHFW UHVSRQVH 7KH WHVWLQJ class Â is Â also Â expected Â this Â fall, Â ac-Â DOVR FDQ IHHG VWXGHQWV OHVV GLIÂżFXOW questions Â following Â wrong Â responses. cording Â to Â Buzzell. Mary Â Hogan Â School Â leaders Â are Â â€œWe Â think Â (the Â four Â sections) Â will Â allow Â for Â instructional Â program-Â always Â looking Â for Â ways Â to Â increase Â
school Â offerings Â without Â boosting Â education Â taxes, Â according Â to Â Buz-Â ]HOO 7KH VFKRROÂśV DQQXDO UHDGD WKRQ UDLVHV WR IRU ÂżHOGWULSVDQGRWKHUH[WUDFXUULFXODU RSSRUWXQLWLHV 7KH ,'ÂśV 0F*LO-Â ton Â Memorial Â Fund Â is Â expected Â to Â JHQHUDWHDOPRVWIRUVSHFLDO programs, Â such Â as Â Camp Â Keewaydin Â and Â a Â trip Â to Â Boston. 7KHSURSRVHGEXGJHWDOVRLQFOXGHV WR DGG VRPH ORFDOO\ JURZQ produce Â and Â meats Â to Â school Â cafete-Â ria Â offerings. â€œWeâ€™d Â like Â students Â to Â get Â a Â bet-Â ter Â understanding Â of Â the Â vibrant Â ag-Â ricultural Â community Â we Â have Â here,â€? Â Buzzell Â said. If Â approved Â as Â presented, Â the Â ID-Â4 Â EXGJHWZRXOGDGGFHQWVWR0LG-Â dleburyâ€™s Â equalized Â homestead Â tax Â rate. Â When Â added Â to Â the Â impact Â of Â the Â 8'EXGJHWIRU0LGGOHEXU\8QLRQ Middle Â and Â High Â schools), Â Middle-Â buryâ€™s Â residential Â rate Â increases Â by Â FHQWV RU RQ RI DS-Â praised Â property Â value. Ruth Â Hardy, Â chairwoman Â of Â the Â ID-Â4 Â board, Â is Â pleased Â with Â the Â pro-Â posed Â budget Â and Â the Â playground Â proposal. Âł7KH,'%RDUGLVSURXGWRSXW EHIRUHWKHYRWHUVDÂżVFDOO\DQGHGX-Â cationally Â responsible Â budget Â that Â will Â serve Â our Â community Â and Â stu-Â dents Â well,â€? Â Hardy Â said. â€œWe Â are Â proud Â to Â offer Â an Â exciting Â new Â playground Â design Â to Â our Â stu-Â dents Â and Â community,â€? Â she Â added. Â â€œWhile Â it Â is Â sad Â that Â the Â beloved Â Kid-Â space Â structure Â must Â come Â down, Â the Â new Â structure Â will Â be Â accessible, Â af-Â fordable, Â and Â safe. Â It Â will Â be Â funded Â completely Â with Â grants, Â donations Â and Â education Â reserve Â funds, Â and Â therefore Â our Â community Â will Â see Â no Â tax Â increase Â to Â support Â this Â important Â project.â€? Additional Â information Â about Â the Â playground Â project Â can Â be Â found Â on Â the Â Mary Â Hogan Â School Â website, Â of-Â ÂżFLDOVVDLG Reporter Â John Â Flowers Â is Â at Â email@example.com.
(Continued Â from Â Page Â 1A) ticipation, Â and Â demolish Â the Â Lazarus Â building Â at Â 20 Â Main Â St., Â a Â project Â that Â will Â result Â in Â better Â access Â to Â the Â Mar-Â ble Â Works. Â 7KDWDUUDQJHPHQWDOVRFDOOVIRUWKH college Â to Â acquire Â a Â small Â parcel Â of Â town-Âowned Â land Â behind Â the Â Ilsley Â Library Â that Â the Â institution Â will Â com-Â bine Â with Â its Â own Â real Â estate Â to Â market Â WRDGHYHORSHU7KHKRSHLVWKHGHYHO-Â RSHUZRXOGFUHDWHDQDV\HWXQGHÂżQHG project Â to Â make Â the Â downtown Â more Â of Â an Â economic Â magnet. And Â 2014 Â will Â also Â result Â in Â the Â long-Âawaited Â replacement Â of Â the Â Sand Â Hill Â Bridge Â on Â Route Â 125 Â in Â East Â 0LGGOHEXU\ 7KDW PDMRU XQGHUWDNLQJ will Â result Â in Â some Â short-Âterm Â incon-Â venience Â (detours), Â but Â long-Âterm Â VDIHW\DQGWUDQVSRUWDWLRQEHQHÂżWVIRU those Â going Â back Â and Â forth Â from Â Mid-Â dlebury Â to Â Ripton Â and Â to Â Hancock, Â Granville Â and Â Rochester. Âł7RJHWDOORIWKLVDFFRPSOLVKHGLQ 2014 Â would Â be Â huge,â€? Â said Â George. And Â Georgeâ€™s Â to-Âdo Â list Â also, Â of Â course, Â includes Â another Â major Â proj-Â ect Â that Â has Â captivated Â the Â attention Â RI PDQ\ 0LGGOHEXU\ UHVLGHQWV 7KH proposed Â construction Â of Â a Â new Â town Â RIÂżFH EXLOGLQJ DW 0DLQ 6W DQG D new Â recreation Â center Â on Â property Â off Â Creek Â Road. Â 7KH PLOOLRQ SURMHFW LV WLHG WR an Â agreement Â with Â Middlebury Â Col-Â lege. Â Plans Â call Â for Â the Â college Â to Â ac-Â quire Â the Â current Â municipal Â building/ gym Â at Â 94 Â Main Â St., Â which Â would Â be Â razed Â and Â turned Â into Â a Â public Â park. Â 7KHLQVWLWXWLRQZRXOGUHORFDWHLWV2V-Â ERUQH+RXVHDW0DLQ6WWRDWRZQ RZQHGSDUFHODW&URVV6WUHHW In Â return, Â the Â college Â would Â assume Â
Research Â shows Â that Â many Â of Â us Â believe Â breakfast Â to Â be Â the Â most Â important Â meal Â of Â the Â day. Â And Â sci-Â HQFHEDFNVXSWKHPDQ\EHQHÂżWVWR eating Â breakfast. Â Fuels Â Your Â Empty Â Tank. Â After Â a Â night Â of Â fasting, Â your Â bodyâ€™s Â gas Â tank Â is Â empty. Â Skipping Â breakfast Â and Â running Â on Â empty Â can Â leave Â you Â tired Â and Â out-Âof-Âsorts. Â Some Â people Â drink Â coffee Â to Â get Â â€œenergyâ€? Â and Â perk Â up Â but Â this Â plan Â actually Â back-Â ÂżUHV7KHHQHUJ\WKDWIXHOVRXUERG\ comes Â from Â the Â calories Â in Â food. Â Caffeine Â may Â rev Â your Â engine Â but Â the Â effect Â is Â only Â temporary. Â Your Â engine Â will Â stall Â out Â in Â a Â few Â hours Â without Â food Â energy Â to Â fuel Â it. Boosts Â Brain Â Power. Â Studies Â suggest Â that Â eating Â breakfast Â may Â help Â children Â do Â better Â in Â school Â by Â improving Â memory, Â alertness, Â concentration, Â behavior, Â problem-Â solving Â ability, Â test Â scores, Â atten-Â dance, Â mood, Â and Â their Â ability Â to Â get Â along Â with Â peers. Just Â Good Â for Â You. Â Breakfast-Â eaters Â tend Â to Â meet Â their Â daily Â
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Editorâ€™s Â note: Â â€œHealth Â Mattersâ€? Â is Â a Â series Â of Â community Â education Â articles Â written Â by Â members Â of Â the Â Porter Â Medical Â Center Â profes-Â sional/clinical Â staff Â on Â health Â topics Â of Â general Â interest Â to Â our Â community.
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Trail Around Middlebury
at the map of Middlebury and you will see that we are blessed with an abundance of public lands to the east of the village and Otter Creek. These are largely the gifts of three forward-thinking conservationists: Joseph Battell (Battell Woods & Chipman Hill 1915), Eleanor Means (Means Woods, 1977) and Willard Jackson (Wright Park, 1985), who inspired the eventual creation of the Trail Around Middlebury (TAM) in 1989.
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The Middlebury [Area] Land Trust was new, having been incorporated in 1988 following the completion of Donna Goodmanâ€™s Masterâ€™s Thesis â€œA Land Protection Study for the Town of Middleburyâ€?. I had been hired as the â€œCoordinatorâ€? for the fledgling organization. Our work focused on reaching out to large landowners in Middlebury (primarily dairy farmers), to explain how the land trust might be able to assist with the long-term conservation of their farms to benefit their businesses as well as our communityâ€™s continued viability. I sat around many kitchen tables listening and learning from these intrepid Vermonters about Vermont agriculture and how we can share one mission for mutual gain. At the same time, I was living in Middlebury and started walking over Chipman Hill every day. I literally never saw anyone on the hill and could not believe that this incredible resource was so underutilized. As a young natural resource planner I was learning about Frederick Law Olmstead and the creation of New York Cityâ€™s Central Park and Bostonâ€™s Emerald Necklace and had an â€˜ah hahâ€™ moment on Chipman Hill one day â€” thanks to the gifts of three visionary conservationists Middlebury was almost halfway to having our own Emerald Necklace! By joining the already-conserved lands with a continuous trail we could encourage local recreation, build awareness around existing conservation areas and build support for the continued conservation of land on which to build our own â€˜Emerald Necklaceâ€™. After convincing the board that it was a good idea to expand our mission to include a trail, we had a naming contest as well as a logo contest. Once the name was chosen, Al Stiles carved the logo on a piece of Luan and the trail was born. The first sections of trail were developed and blazed through the existing public lands. At its inception, some people had concerns about having the trail near their homes or about providing permanent easements for the trail across their property. At an early select board meeting, the public works director at the time spoke against it â€“ concerned that a trail would be a haven for criminal activity. Chief Hanley, who was then new to his position, spoke up in support of the TAM, based on similar past experience. Eventually, the board was swayed to support the idea. We had many hurdles to overcome along the way â€“ crossing private property, the Otter Creek and the railroad (twice). Sometimes it seemed like an impossible task. We started reaching out to all of the various landowners to plant the seed while developing the trail on the already publicly owned lands to the east.
This column is the first in a series dedicated to educating and engaging the community on the Trail Around Middlebury (TAM), its history and varied routes. It is also part of MALTâ€™s campaign to raise an endowment for the TAMâ€™s exciting future. We encourage you to walk any section of this remarkable, local jewel and to contribute to MALTâ€™s trail endowment campaign. See you on the TAM!
For more info on the TAM or the Middlebury Area Land Trust (MALT) call 802.388.1007 or visit maltvt.org
In 1996 I moved temporarily to Oregon. I returned three years later to a christening of the new bridges at Beldenâ€™s Falls. One day while hiking in Wright Park I ran into a friend who said, â€œDo you know about the TAM? Itâ€™s the greatest!â€? How lucky we are to have a community worth hiking and biking in and to have had so many people involved in supporting the TAM over these many years. We now have our very own Emerald Necklace! Contributed by Amy Sheldon MALTâ€™s first Executive Director, 1989-1996