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Personality Joanna Colwell shares what sparked her decades-long passion for the discipline of yoga. Page 15A.

Rivalry game

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The Eagle boys got off to a good start, but the 11-0 Commodores won big. See Sports, Page 1B.

A popular women’s hockey tournament raises funds to support cancer patients. See Page 7A.

ADDISON COUNTY

INDEPENDENT Vol. 67 No. 2

Middlebury, Vermont

Thursday, January 10, 2013

28 Pages

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Bristol eyes  new   ¿UHKRXVH First  bond  vote   slated  for  March  5

ALEX SHASHOK,  9,  of  East  Middlebury  watches  the  Sheldon  Museum  holiday  train  display  Tuesday  afternoon.  Shashok  has  been  visiting  the   display  since  before  he  was  able  to  see  the  trains  without  a  boost  and  now  he  volunteers  as  a  train  operator  a  few  hours  a  week. ,QGHSHQGHQWSKRWR7UHQW&DPSEHOO

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By the way

As the   students   of   Sandy   Hook   Elementary   School   in   Newtown,   Conn.,   begin   attending   their   new   school   last   week,   the   delicate,   pa-­ SHU VQRZÀDNHV IURP DURXQG WKH country   that   greeted   them   in-­ cluded  scores  of  wondrous  cutouts   crafted  by  youngsters  in  the  Mary   Johnson  Children’s  Center’s  Bris-­ tol   After   School   Kids’   program.   Anne   Gleason   of   Mary   Johnson   told  us  that  the  Bristol  Recreation   'HSDUWPHQW VSHFL¿FDOO\ 'DUOD Senecal   and   Val   Hanson,   were   a   big  help. 7KH 0LGGOHEXU\ &ROOHJH KRFNH\ WHDPVSURXGO\DQQRXQFHWKHLUDQQXDO ³6NDWH :LWK 7KH 3DQWKHUV´ HYHQW (See  By  the  way,  Page  3A)

Index Obituaries ................................ 6A &ODVVL¿HGV  ......................... 5B-­9B Service  Directory  .............. 6B-­7B Entertainment  ........................ 13A &RPPXQLW\&DOHQGDU  ........ 8A-­9A Sports  ................................ 1B-­4B


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Glowing  gazebo THE  ROY  J.  Clark  Memorial  Bandstand,  surrounded  by  a  fresh  blanket  of  snow,  glows  in  Bristol  on  New  Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Eve.

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Middlebury  selectmen  work  toward  budget  goal By  ANDY  KIRKALDY minimum  increase.   MIDDLEBURY   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   Middle-­ In   December,   board   members   bury   selectboard   on   Monday   made   DVNHG 5DPVD\ WR ÂżQG  LQ ÂżQDO LWV GHFLVLRQ WR LQFUHDVH WRZQ cuts  from  a  draft  budget  that  would   spending   to   about   $8.94   million   in   have  meant  a  7.5-­cent  hike.   ÂżVFDO \HDU  D PRYH WKDW ZLOO Ramsay   told   them   at   the   start   of   mean   a   5.5-­cent   increase   Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   budget   talk   she   in  the  town  portion  of  the   would   need   help   to   meet   0LGGOHEXU\ SURSHUW\ WD[ that  target  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Ramsay  said   rate  to  91.86  cents she   was   â&#x20AC;&#x153;just   $62,223   If  approved  by  voters  in   short.â&#x20AC;? March,   the   $8.94   million   That   news   triggered   budget   will   mean   a   $55   45   minutes   of   debate   and   WD[ KLNH SHU  RI WULPPLQJ WKDW ÂżQDOO\ UH-­ assessed   value   for   town   sulted   in   another   batch   of   property  owners. cuts  that  totaled  a  little  less   In   December,   board   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m than  $39,000.  The  cuts  will   members   targeted   5.5   wondering leave   the   Addison   County   cents   as   the   biggest   in-­ Economic   Development   if weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re crease   they   could   support   Corp.   (ACEDC)   and   Ad-­ (that   increase   would   not   putting too dison   County   Transit   Re-­ include   charitable   con-­ much salt VRXUFHV $&75  RIÂżFLDOV tributions   that   voters   ap-­ down trying disappointed,   mean   less   prove   on   Town   Meeting   to create salt   on   town   roads   and   Day).   Spending   will   be   these ultra- fewer   materials   at   the   Ils-­ GULYHQ KLJKHU LQ WKH QH[W OH\/LEUDU\DQGWULPDÂżUH budget   by   payments   on   dry roads.â&#x20AC;? department  line  item. WKH  PLOOLRQ ÂżUH ERQG â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Selectman Selectboard   chairman   Nick Artim Dean   George   said   board   voters   approved   this   past   March.   Board   members   PHPEHUVDQGRIÂżFLDOVZLOO VDLG WKH ÂżQDQFLDO VLWXDWLRQ LV DOVR look   over   their   numbers   and   try   to   complicated   because   Middleburyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   ÂżQG WKH UHPDLQLQJ  RI FXWV grand  list  showed  no  growth  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  they   before   a   public   budget   hearing   that   had  hoped  for  a  1  percent  increase  in   will   be   held   at   the   Jan.   22   select-­ WD[DEOHSURSHUW\ board  meeting. But   on   Monday,   the   board,  Town   â&#x20AC;&#x153;My   thought   is   to   warn   a   budget   Manager   Kathleen   Ramsay   and   de-­ at   that   rate,â&#x20AC;?  George   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;And   for   SDUWPHQW KHDGV VWUXJJOHG WR ÂżQG board  members  to  look  at  items  and   the   budget   savings   needed   to   bring   ask  department  heads  to  do  the  same   spending  into  line  with  that  preferred   thing.â&#x20AC;?

Two  of  the  cuts  made  on  Monday   triggered   the   most   debate   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   road   salt   and   the   requests   from  ACEDC   and  ACTR.   Selectman   Nick   Artim   initially   suggested   cutting   $30,000   from   the   $130,000   public   works   line   item   for  road  salt.  Artim  said  in  a  visit  to   Syracuse,   N.Y.,   he   had   seen   effec-­ tive  side  road  snow  removal  without   salt  use.  He  suggested  that  on  some   roads  plowing  might  be  enough,  es-­ pecially  if  drivers  accepted  that  they   would  have  to  adapt  to  winter  condi-­ tions.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   wondering   if   weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   putting   too  much  salt  down  trying  to  create   these  ultra-­dry  roads,â&#x20AC;?  Artim  said.   But   public   works   head   Dan   Wer-­ ner   said   he   was   â&#x20AC;&#x153;shockedâ&#x20AC;?   by   the   suggestion,   and   even   called   it   a   â&#x20AC;&#x153;nightmareâ&#x20AC;?  scenario. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Somebody   will   have   to   decide   which   streets   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   get   done,   and   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll   have   to   defend   it,â&#x20AC;?   Werner   said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not  going  to  be  pretty.â&#x20AC;? Werner   and   Selectman   Craig   Bingham   also   said   they   were   wor-­ ried   about   emergency   vehicles   re-­ sponding   in   a   timely   manner,   and   Bingham   said   property   damage   and   injuries  were  also  a  concern.   Selectman   Travis   Forbes   said   he   has  seen  enough  salt  wasted  that  he   believed   town   workers   could   use   it   PRUH HIÂżFLHQWO\ DQG XOWLPDWHO\ WKH board   decided   to   cut   just   $10,000   from  the  salt  budget.   After   debate,   the   board   decided   not   to   grant   requests   from   both  

$&75 DQG $&('& RIÂżFLDOV IRU $3,000  increases   in   town   support.   Selectwoman   Susan   Shashok   said   the   board   should   develop   a   process   and   establish   criteria   before   sim-­ ply  saying  no,  but  given  the  budget   crunch  Selectman  Victor  Nuovo  said   the  board  should  say  no  this  year  and   then  establish  the  process. Artim  argued  for  saying  no  given   WKHSUHVVXUHÂżUHERQGSD\PHQWVDUH putting  on  spending. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   could   say   the   reality   is   we   just  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  do  it  this  year,â&#x20AC;?  he  said. Board  members  eventually  agreed,   although   George   said   the   agencies   are  certainly  worthy  of  support.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   do   have   a   limit   â&#x20AC;Ś   We   are   representing  a  town  with  limited  re-­ sources,â&#x20AC;?   he   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;People   are   con-­ cerned  about  this  (increase).â&#x20AC;? Board   members   are   hopeful   the   VLWXDWLRQ ZLOO EH EHWWHU QH[W \HDU Five   candidates   were   recently   in-­ terviewed   for   the   newly   created   Middlebury   business   development   director  position,  and  Artim  said  the   WKUHH ÂżQDOLVWV ZLOO YLVLW 0LGGOHEXU\ later  this  month. Artim   said   the   search   commit-­ tee   rated   the   candidates   highly,   and   board   members   are   optimistic   the   position  will  pay  off  with  grand  list   JURZWK DQG KLJKHU WD[ UHYHQXH ² DQGDEHWWHUÂżVFDOSLFWXUHLQ â&#x20AC;&#x153;They  are  three  quality  people.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   going   to   be   a   tough   choice,â&#x20AC;?  Artim   said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  such  an  important  position   for  the  future  of  the  town  â&#x20AC;Ś  I  have   to  believe  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  going  to  be  a  success.â&#x20AC;?

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state  epidemiologist  for  infectious   disease.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Flu  can  be  a  serious  ill-­ ness,  especially  for  the  very  young   and  very  old,  and  a  typical  season   can  last  well  into  March.â&#x20AC;? Ask   your   health   care   provider   IRUDĂ&#x20AC;XYDFFLQHRUJHWYDFFLQDWHG at   a   local   pharmacy.   Vaccine   is   also  available,  by  appointment,  at   no  charge  for  children  up  through   age   18   at   the   12   Health   Depart-­

PHQWGLVWULFWRIÂżFHV Take  the   following   simple   pre-­ cautions  to  help  keep  illness  from   spreading: Â&#x2021;   Cover   your   mouth   and   nose   ZKHQFRXJKLQJRUVQHH]LQJ Â&#x2021; &RXJKRUVQHH]HLQWRDWLVVXH and  then  throw  it  away. Â&#x2021;   :DVK\RXUKDQGVRIWHQHVSH Wash  your  hands  often,  espe-­ FLDOO\DIWHU\RXFRXJKRUVQHH]H Â&#x2021;   Use  alcohol-­based  hand  wipes  

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By  ANDY  KIRKALDY mits  and  other  details.   VERGENNES  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Vergennes  City   Buying   more   land   from   Vermont   Manager   Mel   Hawley   on   Wednes-­ Industrial   Parks,   a   company   related   day  said  the  city  council  must  make   to   J.P.   Carrara   &   Sons,   could   cost   a  couple  more  decisions  on  their  pro-­ up   to   $22,000   more,   Hawley   said.   posal  for  a  new  police  station  before   The   Vermont   Auto   Sales   parcel   is   it  is  ready  for  a  Town  Meeting  Day   less  than  an  acre,  and  the  committee   vote. must  recommend  and  aldermen  must   Aldermen   plan   to   meet   on   Jan.   decide   whether   it   would   be   a   good   WRPDNHÂżQDODERQGDPRXQWDQG idea   to   buy   a   little   more   frontage   prepare  a  warning  for  residentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  ap-­ and/or  more  land  to  the  rear  to  allow   proval  in  March,  Hawley  said,  with  it   for  the  future  addition  of  a  garage. DOPRVWFHUWDLQO\LQWHQGHGWRÂżQDQFH 7KH PRUH H[SHQVLYH TXHVWLRQ LV a   5,940-­square-­foot,   24-­room   sta-­ whether  a  10  percent  project  contin-­ tion  on  the  former  North  Main  Street   gency  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  up  to  $180,000  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  should   home  of  Vergennes  Auto  Sales. be  added.   Before  aldermen  meet  on  the  29th,   Hawley   believes   the   project   is   Hawley   said   the   coun-­ straightforward,   and   no   cilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   police   station   com-­ contingency  is  needed. mittee   will   gather   one   If voters â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bread   Loaf   is   clear   more   time   to   make   two   approve a their   estimates   are   very   ÂżQDO UHFRPPHQGDWLRQV bond between well-­founded,â&#x20AC;?  he  said.   one   on   whether   to   buy   $1.8 million But   Hawley   also   said   adjacent   land   from   Ver-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;there  was  a  lot  of  focusâ&#x20AC;?   and $2 million during   Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   coun-­ mont   Industrial   Parks,   and  the  other  on  whether   in March, and cil   meeting   on   the   con-­ to  add  money  to  the  bond   aldermen tingency   question,   with   request   for   contingen-­ agree to hire resident   Kevin   Rooney,   cies.   Either   move   would   Bread Loaf, among   others,   arguing   add  to  what  is  now  a  bot-­ which met that   a   contingency   fund   tom   line   of   just   under   is   desirable   because,   in   with aldermen Hawleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   paraphrase,   $1.8  million.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;They   need   to   do   a   on Tuesday, something   always   crops   couple   things,   for   sure,â&#x20AC;?   Hawley said up  during  a  project.   Hawley  said. If   the   committee   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   a new station Although   aldermen   could be Aldermen   Renny   Perry,   have  described  the  build-­ Ouellette   and   operative this Randy   ing  as  a  â&#x20AC;&#x153;working  plan,â&#x20AC;?   Ziggy   Comeau;Íž   Hawley   Hawley   acknowledged   year. RQ DQ H[ RIÂżFLR EDVLV that   they   have   not   re-­ Police   Chief   George   cently   looked   at   any   alternatives.   Merkel   and   resident   Christine   Col-­ He   said   at   Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   council   meet-­ lette   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   decides   to   recommend   a   ing   one   resident   wondered   about   a   contingency,   Hawley   said   the   ques-­ more  modest  structure,  but  aldermen   tion   of   â&#x20AC;&#x153;on   what?â&#x20AC;?   will   also   come   themselves  did  not  entertain  the  idea.   up:   A   10   percent   contingency   does   â&#x20AC;&#x153;There   was   no   discussion   last   not   necessarily   have   to   be   applied   night  â&#x20AC;Ś  about  whether  the  building   across-­the-­board  to  the  bottom  line,   could  be  any  smaller,â&#x20AC;?  he  said. but   could   be   applied   selectively   to   The  $1.8  million  price  tag,  as  esti-­ elements   that   could   be   more   likely   mated   by   Middleburyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Bread   Loaf   to  see  questions  or  over-­runs.   Corp.,  includes  $1.15  million  for  the   â&#x20AC;&#x153;You  can  take  that  10  percent  con-­ building  itself;Íž  $240,000  for  buying   tingency  and  keep  adjusting  it  down-­ the   land;Íž   $198,000   for   site   devel-­ ward,â&#x20AC;?  he  said. opment,   including   utilities,   curb-­ If   voters   approve   a   bond   between   ing,   paving,   grading,   landscaping   $1.8  million  and  $2  million  in  March,   and   more;Íž   $80,000   for   architectural   and  aldermen  agree  to  hire  Bread  Loaf,   and   engineering   fees;Íž   and   another   which  met  with  aldermen  on  Tuesday,   IRUÂż[WXUHVOHJDOIHHVSHU-­ (See  Station,  Page  3A)

Lincoln

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LINCOLN  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  The  United  Church   of   Lincoln   annual   meeting   will   be   held  Sunday,  Jan.  27.  After  the  9:45   morning  worship  service  there  will  be   a  potluck  lunch  at  Burnham  Hall  and   then  the  meeting.  You  are  welcome  to   attend  even  if  you  are  not  a  member. On  Wednesday,  Jan.  16,  there  is  a   Mount  Abe  family  swim  from  7:30-­ 9   p.m.   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   $5   per   family   or   $2   for   an  individual.  For  more  information,   contact  Mike  Corey  at  453-­5877. Heating  assistance  and  emergency   wood   is   available   to   Lincoln   resi-­ dents.   Thanks   to   the   generosity   of   Lincoln   residents,   there   is   money   available   to   help   pay   for   heating   (fuel,   propane,   large   wood   deliv-­ ery)   for   those   in   need.   If   you   need   assistance   with   a   heating   payment   or  to  contribute  to  the  heating  assis-­ tance   or   for   more   information,   call   the  Rev.  Dave  Wood  at  453-­4280  or   Sally  Taylor  at  453-­5953. Eagle   Youth   Wrestling   signups   are   on   Wednesday,   Jan.   16,   at   5:30   p.m.   in   the   Mount   Abe   wrestling   room   with   Nick   Mayer.   From   Jan.   $SULO  ÂżYHWRZQ HOHPHQWDU\ school   students   can   take   advan-­ tage   of   a   great   opportunity   to   learn   to   wrestle.   Wrestling   is   a   fun   and   challenging   sport   that   teaches   you   fantastic   skills   for   now   and   later   in  

life.  Learn  from  coaches  Nick  May-­ er,  Josh  Conant,  Dean  Bachand  and   Aaron  Philips  and  then  put  it  to  use   in  the  2013  wrestling  tournament  se-­ ries.   Wrestling   is   open   to   boys   and   girls  in  grades  K-­6;͞  practice  is  held   from   5:30-­6:30   p.m.   on  Wednesday   and   Thursday   for   grades   K-­2,   and   Wednesday,   Thursday   and   Friday   for   grades   3-­6   at   the   Mount   Abe   high   school   wrestling   room.   To   get   started   the   cost   is   $10.  Then   if   you   decide  to  enter  tournaments  there  is   a  tournament  fee.  To  learn  more,  call   Nick  Mayor  at  453-­7005  or  come  to   the  signups. In   the   Burnham   Music   Series   at   Burnham  Hall  come  Saturday  night,   Jan.   12,   at   7:30   p.m.   to   enjoy   the   Modern  Grass  Quintet  playing  tradi-­ tional  and  contemporary  bluegrass. On  Saturday,  Jan.  12,  the  Addison   County   Maple   School   will   be   held   at   Middlebury   Union   High   School   on  Charles  Avenue  just  off  Route  7.   The  schedule  is:  8  a.m.,  registration;͞   9   a.m.,   welcome   in   the   auditorium,   GRRUSUL]HGUDZLQJVVWDWHRIWKHLQ-­ dustry   discussion,   and   quality   con-­ trol   and   safety   presentation;͞   10:30   a.m.,   Session   I;͞   11:45   a.m.,   lunch   and   trade   show;͞   1:30   p.m.,   Session   II;͞   3   p.m.,   Session   III;͞   4:15   p.m.,   have  a  safe  trip  home.


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By  the  way (Continued  from  Page  1A) Fans   young   and   not   so   young   are   invited   out   on   the   ice   with   their   heroes.   The   women   will   be   avail-­ DEOHWRVNDWHDW&KLS.HQ\RQ$UHQD this   Saturday,   Jan.   12,   following   the   3   p.m.   game   vs.   Amherst.   The   Panther  men  will  host  fans  following   WKHLU  SP JDPH RQ WKH IROORZLQJ Saturday,  Jan.  19,  after  their  game  vs.   Bowdoin.  Team  photos  will  be  given   out  at  each  event  with  players  avail-­ able  for  skate-­a-­longs  and  autograph   signing.   The   event   is   sponsored   by   Friends  of  Panther  Hockey. Shoreham   Town   Clerk   Amy   Douglas   reminded   us   that   anyone   hoping  to  be  on  the  Town  Meeting   'D\ EDOORW IRU D WRZQ RI¿FH PXVW KDYH SHWLWLRQV DQG FRQVHQW IRUPV ¿OHG DW WKHLU ORFDO WRZQ RI¿FH not   later   than   Jan.   28.   All   the   WRZQ FOHUNV KDYH IRUPV DQG WKH 6HFUHWDU\RI6WDWHœVZHEVLWHZZZ VHFVWDWHYWXV KDV LQIR DV ZHOO <RXU WRZQ FDQ XVH \RXU KHOS ² run  for  a  position.

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5HVLGHQWVRIÂżFLDOVH\H0RQURH6WUHHWVDIHW\ By  ANDY  KIRKALDY 0,''/(%85< ² 7KH 0LGGOHEXU\ VHOHFWERDUG RQ 0RQGD\ WROGPRUHWKDQDKDOIGR]HQ0RQURH Street  residents  that  the  town  would   VWXG\ LQ &KDLUPDQ 'HDQ *HRUJHÂśV ZRUGV ÂłWUDIÂżFFDOPLQJ DQG RWKHU alternativesâ&#x20AC;?  to  make  a  short  stretch   of  their  road  safer.   That  study,  to  be  done  by  the  townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   public   works   committee,   followed   UHPDUNVDWWKHERDUGÂśV0RQGD\PHHW-­ ing  from  residents  that  they  felt  there   was  a  problem  on  a  road  that  students   walk   on   to   reach   the   townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   high,   elementary   and   middle   schools;Íž   that   residents  often  walk  and  bike  on;Íž  and   is   used   by   a   number   of   motorists   as   DQDOWHUQDWLYHWR&RXUW6WUHHW â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   kind   of   scary   at   times,â&#x20AC;?   said   Jim   Bruce,   and   Lorraine   Besser-­ Jones   said,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;For   anyone   who   walks   on  the  street,  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  an  unsafe  thing.â&#x20AC;? The  boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  decision  also  followed   a   report   at   the   meeting   by   Police   &KLHI 7RP +DQOH\ WKDW WKH WUDIÂżF RQ0RQURH6WUHHWLVQRWÂłH[FHSWLRQ-­ ally  heavyâ&#x20AC;?  and  that  he  had  found  no   history  of  accidents  on  the  road.   The   board   also   heard   an   estimate   IURPSXEOLFZRUNVKHDG'DQ:HUQHU that   it   would   cost   about   $225,000   to   install   sidewalk   on   the   0.19-­mile   stretch  in  question  between  Buttolph   'ULYHDQG5RJHUV5RDG â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   dilemma   is   the   drainage,â&#x20AC;?   Werner  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  is  a  pretty  expensive   project.â&#x20AC;? Selectman   Victor   Nuovo   was   the   PRVW YRFDO RQ 0RQGD\ LQ VXSSRUW-­ ing   the   residentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   cause.   He   called  

0RQURH 6WUHHW DQ ÂłDFFLGHQWDO Street.  Selectwoman   Susan   Shashok   bypass,â&#x20AC;?   and   said   that   even   though   also  backed  the  pathway  concept.   Hanleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   study   showed   a   moderate   Â&#x2021; 7RZQ SODQQHU )UHG 'XQQLQJWRQ number  of  cars  that  he  suspected  that   called   narrowing   the   traveled   road-­ many   of   those   cars   were   â&#x20AC;&#x153;bunchedâ&#x20AC;?   ZD\ÂłDSURYHQZD\´WRVORZWUDIÂżF at  certain  times  of  day.   Â&#x2021; %UXFHVXJJHVWHGVSHHGEXPSVRU â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  would  think  that  number  would   dips. be  excessive,â&#x20AC;?  he  said. Â&#x2021; +DQOH\ QRWHG WKDW VWULSLQJ RII At  the  same  time,  Nuovo  acknowl-­ SHGHVWULDQ ZDONZD\V DORQJ 0RQURH edged   the   sidewalk   was   a   â&#x20AC;&#x153;costlyâ&#x20AC;?   had  been  considered  eight  years  ago,   answer,   and   board   members   did   not   when   the   problem   was   also   studied   speak   in   favor   of   and   the   three-­way   that  approach.   stop   was   installed   Nuovo   did   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The dilemma is at   the   intersection   support  resident  Ted   the drainage, it is RI 0RQURH DQG Shamboâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   proposal   %XWWROSK'ULYH of   blocking   off   a pretty expensive Â&#x2021; : H U Q H U the   intersection   of   project.â&#x20AC;? said   a   long-­term   0RQURH 6WUHHW DQG VROXWLRQ ZDV WR Âż[ â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dan Werner, the   intersection   of   5RJHUV5RDGZKLFK FRQQHFWV 0RQURH Middlebury public works 0RQURHDQG&KDUOHV ZLWK &RXUW 6WUHHW streets   where   they   near  the  Hannaford  plaza. ERWK PHHW 5RXWH  ,I WKH\ DOLJQHG â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then   weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll   have   a   safe   little   directly   across   from   one   another,   street,â&#x20AC;?  Shambo  said. WUDIÂżF Ă&#x20AC;RZ ZRXOG EH PRUH HIÂżFLHQW That   idea   did   not   spark   vocal   (20   percent   more,   he   said   after   the   support   among   board   members,   but   meeting)   and   drivers   would   be   less   there   were   other   suggestions   made   LQFOLQHG WR XVH 0RQURH 6WUHHW DV D E\WRZQRIÂżFLDOVDQGUHVLGHQWV bypass.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   well   documented   that   Â&#x2021; 5HVLGHQW -DFNLH 1LHQRZ intersection  needs  to  be  straightened   suggested   establishing   pathways   out,â&#x20AC;?  Werner  said. toward  the  high  and  middle  schools,   *HRUJH VDLG WKH SXEOLF ZRUNV like   those   that   connect   Buttolph   committee  would  probably  focus  on   $FUHV ZLWK 0DU\ +RJDQ 6FKRRO less   costly   choices,   and   said   he   did   *HRUJH VDLG WKH\ FRXOG SRVVLEO\ QRWIDYRUVKXWWLQJRII5RJHUV5RDG UXQIURP:RRGODQG3DUNWR0RQURH â&#x20AC;&#x153;If   there   are   other   solutions   â&#x20AC;Ś   6WUHHWDQGIURP5RJHUV5RDGWKURXJK WKH\ VKRXOG EH FRQVLGHUHG ÂżUVW´ WKH 'DQ\RZ 'ULYH DUHD WR &RXUW *HRUJHVDLG Street,   and   one   suggestion   after   In  other  business,  the  selectboard: the   meeting   was   to   better   connect   Â&#x2021; +HDUG D SOHD IURP $GGLVRQ 2YHUEURRN 'ULYH ZLWK 7KRPDV &RXQW\7UDQVLW5HVRXUFHVH[HFXWLYH

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Station (Continued  from  Page  2A) Hawley   said   a   new   station   could   be   operative  this  year.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;If   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   approved,   then   the   build-­ ing   could   be   done   by   the   end   of   November,â&#x20AC;?  Hawley  said.   $OGHUPHQ KDYH QRW PDGH ÂżQDO a   decision,   but   Hawley   said   Bread   Loafâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   design-­build   process   ensures   a  cost-­controlled  result  because  every   element  in  the  project  will  be  bid  out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   a   competitive   process,â&#x20AC;?   he   said.   In   other   business   on   Tuesday,   aldermen:   Â&#x2021; &RQWLQXHG WR GLVFXVV D IRUPDO

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policy  on   how   to   handle   the   cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Water  Tower  Fund,  which  now  has  a   balance  of  a  little  less  than  $80,000;Íž   the  fund  is  owed  another  $35,700  by   the  opera  house,  and  is  fed  by  leases   from  cellphone  companies  who  hang   broadcast   equipment   on   the   cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   former   water   tower   that   total   about   $100,000  a  year.   Aldermen   made   no   decision,   but   reviewed   a   draft   that   would   create   a   committee  to  make  recommendations   to  the  full  council  about  fund  alloca-­ tions,  which  would  be  devoted  to  capi-­ WDO LPSURYHPHQWV WKDW ZRXOG EHQHÂżW citizens,  increase  â&#x20AC;&#x153;livability,â&#x20AC;?  focus  on  

projects  supported   by   the   town   plan,   promote  economic  development,  and/ or  be  â&#x20AC;&#x153;leveraged  with  additional  fund   sources  whenever  possible.â&#x20AC;? Hawley  also  cited  the  Water  Tower   Fund  as  a  possible  source  for  money   if   the   police   station   did   not   have   a   contingency   and   then   went   over   budget. Â&#x2021; 'LVFXVVHG D UHTXHVW IURP WKH Bixby   Library   board   for   a   major   increase   in   city   support   for   the   library,   and   decided   to   invite   Bixby   representatives  to  a  future  meeting.   Â&#x2021; 0HW ZLWK UHSUHVHQWDWLYHV RI the   Vergennes   Partnership   and   the  

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Is  a  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;dry-­roadsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  policy  needed? When   faced   with   the   prosSHFW RI FXWWLQJ  PRUH RXW RI LWV  PLOOLRQ EXGJHW WKH 0LGGOHEXU\ VHOHFWERDUG VSHQW  WRXJK PLQXWHV RQ Monday  searching  the  budgetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  line  items  for  a  few  extra  dollars  here  and   WKHUH7KH\FRPHXSZLWKMXVWXQGHUZLWKDQRWKHUVWLOOWR ÂżQGWRNHHSWKHSURSRVHGWD[KLNHFDSSHGDWFHQWV 6HOHFWERDUG PHPEHU 1LFN$UWLP VXJJHVWHG FXWWLQJ  LQ RQH OLQH LWHPOHVVVDOWXVHRQUHVLGHQWLDOVLGHURDGV7KHWRZQKDGEXGJHWHG for  the  year.  The  townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  main  thoroughways,  he  said,  would  continue  getting   the  same  treatment  as  in  the  past,  but  he  suggested  cutting  back  on  the  use   of  so  much  salt  on  the  townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  side  roads  and  ask  residents  to  adapt  to  winter   driving  conditions  without  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;dry-­roadsâ&#x20AC;?  policy  the  town  currently  follows. We  couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  agree  more.  While  many  town  residents  obviously  appreciate   snow  covered  roads  to  be  plowed  clear,  salted  and  returned  to  the  dry-­roads   condition   of   a   summer   day,   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   an   expensive   process   and   an   unnecessary   luxury.   We   live   in   Vermont.   It   snows   here   in   winter.   Residents   should   be   expected  to  take  personal  responsibity  to  drive  safely  on  snow-­covered  roads   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  especially  the  side  roads  serving  residential  areas. The  primary  roads  through  the  town  and  throughout  the  downtown,  out   to  the  hospital,  and  primary  residential  access  roads  (like  Washington  Street   Extension   and   Seminary   Street   Extension)   and   those   serving   the   schools   and  business  districts  (such  as  Exchange  Street)  would  be  plowed  and  salted   DV XVXDO EHFDXVH WKH DEXQGDQFH RI WUDIÂżF WKHUH PDNHV D GU\URDGV SROLF\ smart  from  a  safety  perspective.  Similarly,  there  may  be  a  few  roads  on  steep   inclines  (the  Chipman  Hill  area,  for  example)  that  deserve  special  treatment   for  safety  reasons.  But  for  most  of  the  townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  residential  areas  and  off-­shoots   in  the  more  rural  areas  of  town,  a  saner  policy  of  winter  snow  removal  makes   sense.   Such   a   change   could   also   reduce   the   number   of   passes   snowplows   PDNHRYHUDVSHFLÂżFVWUHWFKRIURDGSURGXFLQJVDYLQJVLQJDVROLQHXVHGDQG a  reduction  in  overtime  hours.  Suddenly,  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  talking  real  savings. Nor  would  Middlebury  be  pioneering  new  policy  by  not  using  as  much   salt   on   side   roads,   and   not   getting   them   back   to   dry   asphalt   within   a   day   or  two  after  winter  storms.  As  Artim  discovered  in  Syracuse,  N.Y.,  that  big   Northeastern  city  has  a  successful  snow  removable  policy  that  limits  salt  use   on  side  roads.  Similarly,  many  mountain  towns  in  the  West  simply  accept   that  theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  be  driving  on  snow-­covered  roads  throughout  the  winter,  and  hail   WKHLUURDGFUHZVDQGWRZQRIÂżFLDOVIRUNHHSLQJWKHURDGVDFFHVVLEOH The  dry-­roads  policy  in  Middlebury  certainly  produces  clean,  dry  roads   for  much  of  the  winter;Íž  and  no  one  can  argue  that  the  road  crews  arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  doing   their  jobs  well.  But  if  the  argument  against  changing  the  policy,  as  Public   Works  Director  Dan  Werner  suggested  at  Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  meeting,  is  that  some   people  might  get  upset  if  the  roads  stayed  snowy,  and  furthermore,  that  it   ZRXOGEHGLIÂżFXOWIRUSXEOLFZRUNVWRNQRZZKLFKURDGVWRVDOWDQGZKLFK would  not  be  salted,  well,  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not  much  of  a  defense  of  the  status  quo.   The   reason   not   to   change   the   current   policy   would   be   if   it   would   place   the  public  in  unncessary  danger,  or  if  change  would  not  yield  the  expected   savings.   But   if   those   two   arguments   cannot   be   made,   and   the   town   can   provide  reasonably  safe  roads  at  substantial  savings,  by  all  means  letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  look   at  changing  the  current  policy.   7KHVHOHFWERDUGGLGDJUHHWRFXWRXWRIWKHVDOWEXGJHW VHHVWRU\RQ 3DJH$ DQGWKDWÂśVDJRRGÂżUVWVWHS%XWLQWKHVHDUFKIRUDQRWKHU to  cut,  we  think  the  selectboard  could  be  bold  enough  to  suggest  that  less  salt   is  a  better  bargain  for  taxpayers  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  and  then  listen  to  what  residents  have  to   VD\:LWKWRZQWD[HVJRLQJXSFHQWVDQGVFKRROWD[HVOLNHO\WREHKLJKHU as  well,  they  may  embrace  the  snowy  roads  policy  as  the  hearty  Vermonters   they  are  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  and  enjoy  the  lack  of  salt  scraped  onto  their  lawns  come  spring. Angelo  S.  Lynn

Porterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  miscalculation In  doing  the  right  thing,  Porter  got  slapped  around  by  the  state  regulatory   agency  for  miscalculating  how  much  a  new,  electronic  medical  records  sys-­ tem  would  cost.  The  Middlebury  hospital  took  on  the  challenge  of  converting   WRDGLJLWDO YHUVXVSDSHU EDVHGÂżOLQJV\VWHPRISDWLHQWÂśVUHFRUGVEHFDXVH it  believed  it  would  provide  better  patient  care  in  the  long-­term  at  less  cost.   Porterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  mistake  was  in  estimating  the  cost  of  the  IT  ststem  far  too  low,   partially   because   it   assumed   it   could   handle   some   of   the   transition   on   its   RZQ7XUQVRXW3RUWHUZDVIRUFHGWRPDNHPRUHFXVWRPL]HGFKDQJHVWRÂżWLWV processes  than  expected;Íž  and  the  time  it  took  to  get  its  staff  up  to  speed  took   far  longer  than  anyone  expected.  The  result  is  that  an  IT  project  that  was  sup-­ SRVHGWRFRVWPLOOLRQLVUXQQLQJSHUFHQWRYHUEXGJHW To  remedy  those  cost  overruns,  the  stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  regulatory  body,  the  Vermont   Department  of  Financial  Regulation  (DFR),  had  to  play  tough  with  Porterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   management  and  board  oversight  (see  story  Page  1A),  but  just  last  week  ap-­ SURYHGDPLOOLRQWRWDOH[SHQGLWXUHIRUWKHSURMHFW²DOORZLQJ3RUWHUWR get  on  with  its  business  of  creating  a  better  health  care  facility. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  good  about  that  process.  Through  the  stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  DFR,  the  public   has  a  state  agency  that  is  overseeing  hospital  budgets  close  enough  to  spot   waste,  cost-­overruns,  potential  mismanagement  and  unnecessary  overlaps  in   service.  With  the  cost  of  health  care  booming,  that  oversight  helps  protect   consumers  from  even  higher  costs. But  hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  silly:  Porterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  error  was  not  because  of  gross  misman-­ agement  of  the  system,  but  in  under-­estimating  how  much  the  system  would   cost.  Back  in  2010,  if  Porter  had  projected  the  cost  of  the  improved  system   ZRXOGEHPLOOLRQDQGMXVWLÂżHGWKDWLWLVOLNHO\WKDWUHJXODWRU\V\VWHP would  have  approved  that  expense  and  Porter  would  have  come  close  to  its   EXGJHW1RSUREOHP%XWEHFDXVHRIÂżFLDOVDW3RUWHUDVVXPHGWKLQJVZRXOGJR smoothly  and  they  wanted  to  budget  as  close  to  actual  expenses  as  possible   ZLWKRXW LQĂ&#x20AC;DWLQJ LWV EXGJHW IRU VXFK FRQWLQJHQFLHV  WKH\ JRW KDPPHUHG when  things  did  not  go  well. The  upshot  of  this  whole  episode  is  that  the  state  is  allowing  Porter  to  ab-­ sorb  the  cost  overruns  in  its  prior  and  current  budgets  and  therefore  continue   to  implement  the  system.  (What  other  realistic  outcome  could  there  be?)  Por-­ WHUEHDUVWKHIXOOFRVWRIWKHSURMHFWDVLWDOZD\VZRXOGKDYH1RRQHEHQHÂżW-­ ted  from  the  cost  over-­run;Íž  no  one  at  Porter  wanted  to  see  it  take  longer,  and   no  one  was  grossly  mismanaging  their  duties.  Indeed,  cost  overruns  happen   all   the   time   with   complex   IT   installations   simply   because   there   are   many   unknowns  when  installing  the  system. Why  the  charades?  Because  that  is  also  part  of  the  process. Angelo  S.  Lynn

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Five  reasons  to  raise  children  here Just  when  I  get  used  to  writing  â&#x20AC;&#x153;2012â&#x20AC;?  on  everything,   the  year  goes  and  switches  to  2013.  Since  2013  will  mark   the  second    anniversary  of  our  familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  move  to  Vermont,   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  going  to  ring  in  the  New  Year  with  some  sweeping   generalizations   about   why   our   family   loves   living   here.   7KHIROORZLQJVWDWHPHQWVUHĂ&#x20AC;HFWRQO\P\H[SHULHQFHGXU-­ ing  two  years  spent  in  my  particular  town.  Here  you  go: Five  Great  Reasons  to  Raise  Kids  in  Vermont   1.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  too  cold  for  evil.  We  have  three  little  girls  with   very   active   imaginations,   so   thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   a   lot   of   fear   in   our   house.  Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  afraid  of  witches,  wizards,  monsters  and   (yes,  really)  blue-­ringed  octopi.  Never   mind   that   witches,   wizards   and   mon-­ VWHUVDUHÂżFWLWLRXVRUWKDWEOXHULQJHG octopi  require  an  OCEAN  to  survive.   No;Íž   whenever   one   of   our   daughters   gets  worked  up  over  some  evil  entity,   By  Faith all   my   husband   and   I   have   to   say   is,   Gong â&#x20AC;&#x153;There   arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   any   (witches/wizards/ monsters/octopi)   in   Vermont.â&#x20AC;?   To   which   our   middle   child   always   adds   this   beautiful   bit   of   logic:   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nope,   not   in   Vermont.   Too   COLD!â&#x20AC;? 2.  Lack  of  alpha-­parenting  outlets.  In  the  cities  we  pre-­ viously  inhabited  (Manhattan  and  the  San  Francisco  Bay   Area),  there  were  as  many  options  for  childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  activities   as   stars   in   the   sky.   From   the   moment   your   child   turned   WKUHHLI\RXZDQWHGLW\RXFRXOGÂżQGLWPXVLFOHVVRQV voice  lessons,  dance  lessons,  sports,  martial  arts,  cooking   classes  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  you  name  it.  Where  we  now  live,  it  would  take   real  effort  to  become  a  hyper-­competitive  parent  with  over-­ scheduled  children.  (As  long  as  you  avoid  hockey.)  Here,   as   far   as   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   aware,   your   child   has   ONE   choice   before   WXUQLQJÂżYHJ\PQDVWLFV$IWHUÂżYHWKHFKRLFHVEURDGHQ somewhat  to  include  swimming,  dance  and  softball,  plus   skiing  and  skating  in  the  winter.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  lazy  parentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  dream.  

(As  long  as  you  avoid  hockey.) 3.  Simple  pleasures.  In  addition  to  extracurricular  activ-­ ities,  more  populous  areas  offer  a  variety  of  entertainment   options   for   children.   Deluxe   playgrounds!   Museums   by   the  score!  Stimulating  indoor  play  spaces!  Enormous  toy   stores!  My  daughters,  on  the  other  hand,  get  hysterically   excited   over   the   prospect   of   grocery   shopping   at   Han-­ nafordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s,  where  they  might  ride  in  one  of  the  car  shopping   carts  and  get  a  free  sugar  cookie  at  the  bakery.  With  lim-­ ited  kid-­centric  entertainment  nearby,  theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  learned  to   make  their  own  fun,  and  to  appreciate  the  times  when  we   do  travel  greater  distances  for  splash-­ LHU RSWLRQV 0\ ÂżYH\HDUROG KDV DO-­ ready  planned  the  ULTIMATE  day  for   her  16th  birthday:  sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  going  to  take   her  sister  and  best  friend  to  jump  in  the   bouncy  house  at  Whirlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  World,  and   then  drive  up  to  Burlington  for  lunch   at  the  (very  modest,  by  most  city  stan-­ dards)  Burlington  Town  Center  Mall.   Apparently,  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  as  good  as  it  gets! 4.  It  toughens  them  up.  One  thing  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  NOT  limited   in   Vermont:   the   Great   Outdoors.   Vermont   kids   tend   to   spend  a  lot  of  time  outdoors,  in  all  sorts  of  weather.  This   exposure   to   nature,   combined   with   the   overall   safety   of   the  area  that  allows  for  less  supervised  wandering,  creates   some  tough  kids.  My  three  daughters  are  already  showing   a  strong  inclination  to  walk  out  in  a  snowstorm  wearing   Ă&#x20AC;LSĂ&#x20AC;RSV7KH\FOLPEURFNVVZLPLQODNHVDQGULYHUVJHW FRPSOHWHO\ÂżOWK\DQGFDQSOD\MXVWDERXWDQ\WKLQJZLWK D VWLFN 0\ RQH\HDUROGÂśV ÂżUVW ZRUGV ZHUH ÂłURFN´ DQG â&#x20AC;&#x153;acorn,â&#x20AC;?  my  three-­year-­old  wants  to  be  a  large-­animal  vet   ZKHQVKHJURZVXSDQGP\ÂżYH\HDUROGFDQLGHQWLI\OR-­ cal  bird  calls  better  than  me.   But   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   still   waiting   for   the   day   when   theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll   stop   (See  Clippings,  Page  5A)

Clippings

6WDWHPXVWÂżQGZD\WRIXQGLWVURDGV Funding  the  stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  transportation  program  is  a  major   issue   on   the   agenda   of   this   yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   legislative   session.   Since   2000,   miles   traveled   on   Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   roads   have   increased   by   13   percent,   but   annual   gasoline   and   die-­ sel   fuel   tax   revenues   are   the   same   today   as   they   were   12  years  ago.  As  Vermonters  have  replaced  gas-­guzzlers   ZLWK PRUH IXHO HIÂżFLHQW YHKLFOHV WKH QHZ YHKLFOHV XVH less  fuel  per  mile.  Thus,  gas  and  diesel  taxes,  which  are   the  principal  sources  of  revenue  for  the  stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Transpor-­ tation  Fund,  are  not  keeping  up  with  the  wear  and  tear   on  the  roads. Over  the  past  10  years,  the  backlog   of  road  and  bridge  repair  projects  in   Vermont  has  grown.  Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  roads,   once  among  the  best  in  New  England,   are   now   rated   as   below-­standard   by   many   national   transportation   orga-­ nizations.   Infusions   of   federal   funds   from   the   2009-­10   stimulus   program,   and  emergency  funds  from  Washing-­ By  Eric  L.  Davis ton   following   Tropical   Storm   Irene,   have   helped   the   state   repair   more   miles   of   road,   and   more   bridges,   in   the  past  three  years  than  in  much  of  the  previous  decade. However,  these  federal  funds  are  drying  up.  Also,  the   dysfunctional  Congress  has  not  been  able  to  pass  a  multi-­ year  highway  and  transportation  bill  that  would  allow  the   states  to  anticipate  a  predictable  level  of  federal  spending   on  roads,  rail,  and  public  transport.  Thus,  Vermont  is  left   to  rely  primarily  on  declining  gas  tax  revenues  to  fund  its   transportation  program. Vermont   is   not   alone   in   this   situation.   State   govern-­ ments  all  over  the  country  are  considering  how  best  to   fund  their  transportation  programs.  Four  alternatives  are  

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being  considered  nationally,  some  of  which  would  be  ap-­ plicable  to  Vermont,  others  not.   7KHÂżUVWLQDSSOLFDEOHRSWLRQZRXOGEHWROOVZKLFKFDQ work  in  states  such  as  Massachusetts  where  much  travel   is  on  interstate  highways  with  a  limited  number  of  inter-­ changes,   but   not   in   a   rural   state   like  Vermont.  Another   unrealistic  option  would  be  a  miles  traveled  tax,  which   requires  installation  of  a  GPS  device  in  every  vehicle  to   keep  track  of  how  many  miles  it  has  been  driven.  This   option  is  expensive  to  implement  and  raises  serious  pri-­ vacy  concerns. 7KH ÂżUVW UHDOLVWLF RSWLRQ IRU 9HU-­ mont  is  raising  existing  gasoline  and   diesel   fuel   taxes.   While   the   easiest   option,  this  approach  has  unintended   consequences.  By  raising  the  price  of   gasoline,  it  will  encourage  more  mo-­ WRULVWVWRSXUFKDVHQHZIXHOHIÂżFLHQW vehicles,  thus  exacerbating  the  prob-­ lem   of   declining   gas   tax   revenues   over  time.  Gasoline  taxes  are  also  re-­ gressive,  since  lower-­income  house-­ holds   spend   a   higher   proportion   of   their   incomes   on   gasoline   than   higher-­income   house-­ holds.  Additionally,  convenience  store  owners  in  border   towns  will  oppose  higher  gas  taxes,  since  Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  gas   tax   is   already   higher   than   in   both   New   Hampshire   and   Massachusetts. The   second   realistic   alternative   is   raising   additional   transportation   revenue   from   vehicle   registration   fees.   Many   states   now   charge   fees   that   are   calculated   as   a   proportion   of   the   vehicleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   value,   as   opposed   to   Ver-­ PRQWÂśVĂ&#x20AC;DWFKDUJHRIIRUDRQH\HDUUHJLVWUDWLRQ)RU (See  Davis,  Page  5A)

According  to  FBI  crime  statistics,   in  2011  (statistics  for  2012  have   not  been  released  yet)  Vermont   KDGDÂżUHDUPPXUGHUUDWHRI DQGDÂżUHDUPUREEHU\UDWHRI incidents  per  100,000  people.  For   comparison,  New  York  state,  which   KDVKDGWKHÂżUHDUPUHJXODWLRQVWKDW Vermont  is  considering  in  place  for   VHYHUDO\HDUVKDGDÂżUHDUPPXUGHU rate  of  4.12  per  100,000  people,  or   over  FIVE  times  as  high  as  Ver-­ PRQW7KHÂżUHDUPUREEHU\UDWHLQ New  York  was  23.28  per  100,000   people  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  also  over  FIVE  times   as  high  as  Vermont.  Again,  these   statistics  are  per  100,000  people  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   total  population  of  the  state  has  no   effect  on  these  numbers.  There  are  a   great  many  factors  that  impact  these   VWDWLVWLFVZLWKÂżUHDUPVUHJXODWLRQV being  one  of  them. %XWLIZHÂśUHH[SHULHQFLQJÂżYH times  fewer  murders  and  robberies   LQYROYLQJÂżUHDUPVWKDQRXUFRQ-­ siderably  more  heavily  regulated   neighbors  to  the  west,  do  we  really   have  a  need  for  new  legislation?   ,QRQO\ÂżYHVWDWHVKDGORZHU incidents  of  murder  per  capita  than   Vermont  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  New  Hampshire  was   one  of  them.  Perhaps,  instead  of   PRGHOLQJRXUÂżUHDUPVUHJXODWLRQV after  New  York,  we  should  instead   look  to  our  easterly  neighbors,   to  see  how  theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  been  able  to   prevent  gun  violence.  The  num-­ bers  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  lie  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Vermont  and  New   Hampshire  must  be  doing  some-­ thing  right  compared  to  New  York.   The  relevant  difference:  Vermont   and  New  Hampshire  have  some  of   the  most  lax  gun  laws  in  the  country   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  New  York  has  some  of  the  strict-­ est.  Why  not  stick  with  what  works? Bob  Looby Vergennes

Childcare  worker   against  union Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  a  small  business  owner.  I   provide  childcare  out  of  my  home   and  help  to  educate  the  youth  of   today  while  still  keeping  within  the   standards  the  state  has  set  forth.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   not  a  state  employee  and  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  not   a  union  worker.  Just  like  all  small   business  owners  I  follow  the  rules   and  am  happy  to  do  so  as  long  as   the  state  allows  me  the  ability  to   establish  my  own.  I  do  not  wish  to   be  unionized  and  have  yet  to  see   WKHEHQHÂżWVWKDWWKH$)7 $PHULFDQ Federation  of  Teachers)  continues  to   tout,  such  as  increases  in  pay,  more   and/or  better  professional  develop-­ ment  opportunities  and  a  stronger   voice.  Instead  I  see  exactly  what  I   get  right  now  minus  my  individual   voice  and  with  the  added  expense  of   agency  fees.   If  a  union  is  allowed  and  I  elect   not  to  be  a  member,  I  would  still   have  to  pay  my  â&#x20AC;&#x153;fair  shareâ&#x20AC;?  agency   fees,  an  added  expense  which   would  reduce  my  bottom  line  as   a  self-­employed  person.  Being   a  member  of  the  union  will  not   EHQHÂżWWKHFKLOGUHQRUIDPLOLHV, VHUYHDQGFHUWDLQO\QRWEHQHÂżWP\ business.  Why  should  I  pay  for   something  I  do  not  want?  Or,  why   would  I  want  to  be  part  of  some-­ thing  that  will  not  give  me  anything   I  do  not  already  have?  Something   that  I  didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  even  ask  for. As  a  self-­employed  childcare   provider,  I  set  my  own  rates.  The   state  does  not  set  my  rate  and  I  do   not  have  a  different  rate  for  children   whose  families  receive  subsidy   assistance.  Increasing  subsidy   rates  will  not  increase  my  pay.  It   ZRXOGRQO\EHQHÂżWWKHIDPLOLHVWKDW receive  that  assistance.  Further-­ more,  it  is  likely  that  subsidy  rates   will  increase  this  term  without  the   assistance  from  a  union. As  a  state-­registered  child  care   provider  I  am  required  to  take   professional  development  courses   annually.  I  have  never  had  to  pay   for  any  course  and  have  found  the   courses  I  have  taken  to  be  very   helpful  and  insightful.  There  is  an   abundance  of  opportunities  avail-­ able  to  me  for  professional  develop-­ ment.  Free  courses  at  Mary  Johnson   Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Center,  a  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Start  With  the   Artsâ&#x20AC;?  program  through  the  VSO,   Northern  Lights,  etc.  I  cannot  imag-­ ine  how  much  more  a  union  could   do  in  a  state  where  there  are  so   many  opportunities  for  professional   development  that  we  need  a  map  to   see  them  all.   I  am  glad  that  I  can  directly  con-­ tact  my  government  representatives,   the  Child  Development  Department   and  any  one  else  I  need,  or  want,  to   with  concerns  or  questions  about   home  childcare  programs.  If  I  am   (See  Letter,  Page  5A)


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Tar  sands  and  Town  Meeting  Day Health  programsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  end  will  hurt  many Vermont   town   meeting   is   tradi-­ rivers.   The   pipe   crosses   the   Black   tionally  a  forum  for  issues  that  are  lo-­ River,  which  empties  into  giant  Lake   cal  and  often  relatively  small  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  how   Memphremagog.   much  money  to  spend  on  mosquito   An  oil  spill  in  the  Northeast  King-­ FRQWUROIRUH[DPSOH dom   would   be   catastrophic   for   the   But  sometimes  the  matters  brought   state.   Imagine   black,   tar-­like   bitu-­ to  town  meeting  are  global  and  large.   PHQ FRDWLQJ ELUGV DQG ÂżVK LQ 9HU-­ 0DQ\ WRZQV IRU H[DPSOH YRLFHG mont,  the  way  oil  spills  damaged  the   their   opposition   to   the   continuing   ZLOGOLIHRIWKH*XOIRI0H[LFRLQWKH war  in  Iraq  in  2005.   BP  disaster. This   year,   a   number   It   would   turn   parts   of   Vermont   towns   will   of   the   Green   Moun-­ be   considering   another   tain   State   into   a   Green   big  question  with  glob-­ Mountain  wasteland. al   implications:   Should   There   are   many   rea-­ they   go   on   record   as   sons  this  scenario  is  not   opposing   a   proposal   to   just  an  idle  fantasy. pipe   highly   polluting   The   pipeline   through   â&#x20AC;&#x153;tar   sandsâ&#x20AC;?   oil   through   Vermont   is   several   de-­ Vermont? cades   old.   It   crosses   Or   put   another   way,   some   streams   above   do   Vermonters   want   to   ground.   Compared   to   allow  the  dirtiest  oil  on   the  crude  oil  now  cours-­ the   planet   to   threaten   ing  through  the  line,  tar   our  prettiest  places? sands  oil  is  much  tough-­ Tar   sands   oil   is   pro-­ er   on   pipes.  Think   of   it   duced   in  Alberta,   Can-­ as  liquid  sandpaper  that   ada,   drawing   from   a   by Gregory Dennis can   grind   and   burn   its   huge  reservoir  of  dense,   way  through  pipe. carbon-­heavy   oil.   The   Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   just   what   hap-­ VXEVWDQFHLVH[WUDFWHGE\GULOOLQJDQG pened  along  the  Kalamazoo  River  in   open-­pit   mining   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   a   process   that   Michigan.   has   already   destroyed   hundreds   of   There,  a  pipe  carrying  tar  sands  oil   thousands  of  acres  of  Canadian  open   broke  and  emptied  more  than  a  mil-­ space.   OLRQJDOORQVRIWR[LFRLOFRQWDPLQDW-­ And   thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   just   the   beginning.   ing  a  30-­mile  stretch  of  the  river  as   Once   the   lucrative   tar   sands   oil   is   well   as   a   nearby   lake.   The   cleanup   H[WUDFWHG LW QHHGV WR EH OLTXHÂżHG is   still   going   on   two   years   later   at   heated  and  piped  thousands  of  miles   an  estimated  cost  of  more  than  $825   WRUHÂżQHULHVDQGSRUWV million  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  making  it  the  most  costly   The  proposed  Keystone  XL  pipe-­ inland  cleanup  of  an  oil  spill. line  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  from  central  Canada  through   And   wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   you   know   it:   The   WKH $PHULFDQ 0LGZHVW WR 7H[DV company   running   that   Michigan   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   has   received   a   lot   of   attention,   SLSHOLQHLV(QEULGJH7KDWÂśVWKHVDPH highlighted  by  protests  led  in  part  by   RXWÂżW LQYROYHG LQ SODQV WR UXQ WDU Ripton   resident   Bill   McKibben   and   sands  oil  across  Canada  and  through   other  Vermonters. Vermont. But  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  also  clear  now  that  a  Ca-­ The   Burlington   City   Council   has   QDGLDQ FRPSDQ\ FDOOHG (QEULGJH already  gone  on  record  as  opposing   and   at   least   one   other   company   in-­ that  idea.  Similar  resolutions,  based   YROYLQJ([[RQ0RELOKDYHSODQVWR on   a   model   developed   by   350VT. UHYHUVH DQ H[LVWLQJ RLO SLSHOLQH WKDW org,  will  be  considered  at  many  town   runs  from  Portland,  Maine,  to  Mon-­ meetings  in  early  March.  The  resolu-­ treal  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  and  use  this  aging  pipeline  to   tions  will  be  put  before  those  meet-­ ship  tar  sands  oil  across  Vermont,  for   ings   either   by   voter   petitions   or   by   H[SRUWRXWRI3RUWODQG the  selectboards  themselves. The   pipeline   runs   through   10   Now  letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  take  a  quick  look  at  the   Vermont   towns   in   the   much   loved   global  picture. Northeast  Kingdom,  including  more   The  worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  scientists  are  virtually   than   a   dozen   Vermont   lakes   and   unanimous   in   agreeing   that   climate  

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change  is  a  clear  and  present  danger   to   the   future   of   humanity.   Global   temperatures   are   rapidly   rising,   and   climates  around  the  world  are  seeing   huge,  costly  disruptions  and  unusu-­ DOO\H[WUHPHZHDWKHU Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   seen   the   evidence   in   the   Northeast   from   Hurricanes   Irene   and   Sandy.   The   Midwest   has   re-­ cently   undergone   record   heat   and   drought,  while  portions  of  Southeast   Asia   have   seen   massively   destruc-­ WLYHĂ&#x20AC;RRGV7KH$UFWLFLFHFDSH[SH-­ rienced  record  melting  last  summer,   portending   a   dangerous   rise   in   sea   levels  among  other  risks. NASAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   top   climate   scientist,   James  Hansen,  Ph.D.,  has  said  about   WKH$OEHUWDWDUVDQGVÂżHOGVÂł,I&DQ-­ ada  proceeds,  and  we  do  nothing,  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   game  over  for  the  climate.â&#x20AC;? Game   over.  This   is   a   not   a   dress   rehearsal.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  the  only  planet  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   got. Canada  is  clearly  proceeding,  un-­ der   the   misguided   leadership   of   its   oil-­friendly  prime  minister,  Stephen   Harper. So  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  up  to  us. Demonstrations   against   piping   WDUVDQGVWKURXJK1HZ(QJODQGDUH planned  in  Burlington  on  Jan.  23  and   Portland  on  Jan.  26.  There  will  also   be  a  big  350.org  event  in  Washing-­ ton,  D.C.,  on  Feb.  17,  to  urge  Presi-­ dent  Obama  to  oppose  the  Keystone   XL  tar  sand  pipeline  once  and  for  all. But  you  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  have  to  travel  to  a   demonstration   to   make   your   voice   heard  on  this  issue.   Check  350VT.org  to  register  your   support  for  the  resolution  to  stop  the   pipeline  through  Vermont.  Tell  your   friends  about  this  issue  before  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  too   late.   Let   your   selectboard   members   know  you  want  the  resolution  to  be   considered  at  town  meeting.   Making  our  voices  heard  through   town  meetings,  on  issues  that  direct-­ O\DIIHFWXVLVLQWKHÂżQHVWWUDGLWLRQ of  Vermont  democracy.  And  little  ac-­ tions  like  these  add  up. Gregory  Dennisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  column  appears   here   every   other   Thursday   and   is   archived   on   his   blog   at   www.greg-­ dennis.wordpress.com.  Email:  greg-­ dennisvt@yahoo.com;Íž   Twitter:   @ greengregdennis.  

Vermont  has  accomplished  more   These   programs   provide   the   only   than   most   states   to   help   working   option   for   affordable   coverage   for   Vermonters   gain   access   to   afford-­ working   Vermonters.   The   end   of   able   health   coverage   these   programs   will   through   programs   like   affect   about   30,000   VHAP   and   Catamount   Vermonters,   including   Health.   We   are   at   the   those  who  are  current-­ forefront  of  health  care   ly   enrolled   and   those   This  weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  writer   reform   and   once   again   LV'RQQD6XWWRQ who   are   uninsured   Vermont  was  named  as   Fay,  policy  director   who   will   have   to   ob-­ the   healthiest   state   in   for  the  Vermont   tain   coverage   through   the  nation. WKH([FKDQJH Campaign  for   Why   would   Gov.   +HDOWK&DUH6HFXULW\ ,Q WKH ([FKDQJH Shumlin   advocate   for   Education  Fund. their   out-­of-­pocket   increasing   costs   to   (OOP)   costs   increase   working   Vermonters   dramatically.   These   ZKHQWKH+HDOWK%HQHÂżW([FKDQJH are  costs  paid  on  top  of  premiums.   starts  January  2014  and  moving  the   Those   in   Catamount   Health   could   state  backwards? VHH WKHLU 223 PD[LPXP LQFUHDVH VHAP   and   Catamount   Health   from   $1,050   year   to   as   much   as   will   end   Jan.   1,   2014,   when   the   $6,250   year.   Premiums   plus   OOP   +HDOWK %HQHÂżW ([FKDQJH VWDUWV costs  are  about  28  percent  of  gross  

income  for  someone  making  about   $34,000   who   reaches   the   OOP   PD[LPXP Working   Vermonters   in   these   tough  economic  times  do  not  have   savings  to  fall  back  on.  Those  with   chronic  or  disabling  conditions  are   at  most  at  risk.  It  can  take  only  one   accident   or   medical   crisis   to   be   faced   with   overwhelming   medical   debt.   Faced   with   such   high   costs,   Vermonters  will  not  get  care  when   they  need  it  or  simply  not  enroll. We  do  not  have  to  go  backwards.   The  Legislature  already  prioritized   this  spending  to  provide  affordable   coverage  to  working  Vermonters.  It   should  not  be  taken  away  now.  We   must  do  all  we  can  to  keep  moving   forward   on   the   promise   of   univer-­ sal  affordable  coverage  for  all  Ver-­ monters.

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Letter (Continued  from  Page  4A) forced  into  a  union  I  would  not  be   allowed  to  do  that  because  the  union   ZRXOGKDYHH[FOXVLYHUHSUHVHQWDWLRQ of  myself  and  my  colleagues.  Being   able  to  make  such  contacts  is  a  right   that  I  cherish  and  I  do  not  want  to   lose  that.  

So,  if  a  union  is  not  going  to   increase  my  income,  takes  away   my  individual  voice,  AND  costs   me  money  (whether  or  not  I  join)   then  why  on  earth  should  we  have   a  union?  The  only  bottom  line  the   union  will  help  is  their  own  by   collecting  agency  fees  from  more  

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people.  We  didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  ask  for  their  help   and  do  not  want  it.  I  chose  to  be   VHOIHPSOR\HGWRKDYHĂ&#x20AC;H[LELOLW\ and  freedom,  and  I  fear  a  union   would  take  that  away.   Morgan  Kittredge   Vergennes

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weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  at  an  event,  in  the  library,  walk-­ ing  along  Main  Street,  or  eating  in  a   restaurant,  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  guaranteed  to  see  at   least  one  person  we  know  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  all  this   after  less  than  two  years  in  our  town.   So,   when   my   two   oldest   daughters   dash   ahead   of   me   into   the   library,   I   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   feel   a   panicked   urge   to   bark,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;STOP!  Wait  for  me!  Hold  my  hand!â&#x20AC;?   the  way  I  would  in  a  larger  town.  As   soon  as  my  girls  enter  that  library,  85   percent  of  the  patrons,  plus  the  librar-­ ians,  know  them  by  name.   This   may   not   be   preparing   my   daughters   well   for   life   outside   of   small-­town  Vermont.  In  fact,  NOTH-­ ING   on   this   list   is   likely   to   prepare   my   daughters   for   life   outside   small-­ town  Vermont.   But   maybe   thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   the   greatest  reason  of  all  to  raise  kids  in  

Vermont:  When  (or  if)  my  kids  leave   Vermont,  theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  have  plenty  of  time   to   feel   scared,   to   get   overscheduled,   and   to   shop   in   major   department   stores.   A   childhood   thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   safe,   re-­ OD[HG DQG DOORZV IRU SOHQW\ RI WLPH swimming   in   lakes   and   listening   to   birdcalls   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   now   thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   something   rare  and  precious.   Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   note:   Faith   Gong   has   worked   as   an   elementary   school   teacher,  a  freelance  photographer  and   D QRQSURÂżW PDQDJHU 6LQFH PRYLQJ from  California  to  Addison  County  in   2011,   her   work   has   involved   caring   for  a  house  in  the  woods,  three  young   daughters  and  four  laying  hens.  Look   for  her  blog,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Faith  in  Vermont,â&#x20AC;?  on   addisonindependent.com   every   other   Tuesday.

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Obituaries

Margaret Randall, 79, Addison ADDISON  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Margaret   M.   Randall,   79,   of   Addison   died   Wednesday   evening,   Jan.   2,   2012,   at   Helen   Porter   Healthcare   and   Rehabilitation   following   a   long   illness. She   was   born   on   July   15,   1933,   in   Middlebury,   the   only   child   of   the   late   E.   Murray   and   Margaret   (Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hare)   Hoyt.   She   was   a   1951   graduate   of   Middlebury   High   School   and   a   1955   graduate   of   the   University  of  New  Hampshire  with   a  bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  degree. In   June   of   1955   she   married   Malcolm   Randall   at   Owlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Head   Harbor   in   West   Addison.   She   and   her   husband   lived   in   California   for  seven  years  before  returning  to   own   and   operate   the   family   resort.   She   then   worked   as   a   dietician   for   a   period   of   time.   Her   family   says   she   enjoyed   riding   horses,   skiing   and  swimming.  She  was  a  member   of   the   American   Association   of   University  Women  and  the  Addison   and  Panton  Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Group. She   is   survived   by   her   sons,   Stephen   Randall   and   his   compan-­ ion   Wendy   Dupont   of   Bridport,   Christopher   Randall   and   his   wife  

MARGARET  RANDALL Patsy   of   Exeter,   N.H.,   Gregory   Randall   and   his   wife   Diane   of   Leicester   and   Jeffery   Randall   and   his   wife   Jeanette   of   Addison.   She   is  survived  by  one  daughter,  Leslie   Randall   of   Rutland.   She   is   also   survived  by  12  grandchildren. Funeral   services   will   be   private   for   the   family   and   burial   will   take   place   in   the   spring   at   Lakeview   Cemetery  in  Addison.

Phil Shorey, 60, Ferrisburgh If  there   ever   was   a   gentle   soul,   it  was  Phil  Shorey.  Phil  left  us  last   Thursday   evening,   a   sudden   and   unexpected   departure   but   he   was   QRW DORQH DQG KDG VWDUWHG D ÂżUH WR warm  his  home  after  returning  from   a  trip. Phil  was  a  supportive  and  loving   father  of  Parker,  Bethany  and  Miles   and   a   forever-­loving   husband   of   Lee. He  was  a  friend  to  many,  animals   and  people  alike.  His  kindness  will   be  missed.   Phil   worked   as   a   stonemason   EXLOGLQJ FKLPQH\V ÂżUHSODFHV patios   and   stone   walls   over   three   states.   His   brother   Mark   was   his   partner   through   the   years   in   many   stone   projects   and   escapades.   Phil   was  easily  distracted  by  a  harrowed   ÂżHOG ZKHUH KH ZRXOG VWRS WR ÂżQG arrowheads,  a  fair  wind  to  raise  his   sails,  designing  his  garden,  a  cruise   on  his  BMW  motorcycle  to  pick  the   ripe   blueberries   or   encountering   friends  at  a  local  bakery  or  farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   market.   He   approached   the   world   with   intrigue   and   wonder.   Phil   will   always   be   remembered   by   the   warmth  of  our  hearths. Family  and  friends  will  remember  

Mary Volkert, 95, Middlebury

James Steady, 77, Bristol BRISTOL  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  James  Wallace  Steady,   77,  passed  away  Jan.  5,  2013.  He  was   born   on  April   24,   1935,   in   Bristol,   to   Grace  Eleanor  and  Leo  Charles  Steady.   Jimmy   was   the   youngest   of   10   chil-­ dren.  Jim  lived  in  the  Bristol  area  his   entire  life. At   age   17,   Jimmy   enlisted   in   the   United  States  Army.  He  was  honorably   discharged  after  a  successful  stint  as  a   sergeant  and  jumpmaster  with  the  82nd   Airborne   Division.   Jim   never   lost   his   love   for   his   country   and   instilled   this   within  his  children.  He  was  a  longtime,   dedicated  member  of  American  Legion   3RVW+HZDVDZDUGHGDFHUWLÂżFDWH of  continuous  membership  for  being  a   member  in  good  standing  for  over  50   years.  In  earlier  years,  he  volunteered   for  the  Bristol  Fire  Department. For  many  years  Jimmy  worked  in  the   local  area  as  a  welder,  mechanic,  heavy   equipment   operator   and   truck   driver.   One  of  his  proudest  accomplishments   was   jointly   owning   and   operating   Steady   Brothers   Transportation   with   his   father   and   siblings.   Most   recently   Jim   worked   as   a   heavy   equipment   operator   for   Brownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Crane   Service,   owned  and  operated  by  Craig  Brown,  a   longtime  close  friend  of  Jimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Jimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  love  of  life  included  his  passion   for  his  children  and  grandchildren.  He   was   an   avid   outdoorsman   who   loved   KXQWLQJÂżVKLQJVQRZPRELOLQJVZLP-­ PLQJ DQG JROÂżQJ 2QH PHPRUDEOH day  for  Jim  was  July  1,  1995,  when  he   DFKLHYHGDKROHLQRQHZKLOHJROÂżQJDW the   Greenbush   Country   Golf   Course.   His   children   remember   with   great   fondness  the  many  Sunday  afternoons   picnicking   and   enjoying   the   beautiful   Vermont   landscapes   with   family   and   friends.   Jim   enjoyed   card   playing   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   always  playing  to  win!   James   was   the   beloved   husband   of   the   late   Edyth   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tippyâ&#x20AC;?   Steady   who   predeceased  him  on  Sept.  21,  2012.  He   was   also   predeceased   by   his   beloved   ÂżUVWERUQVRQ%UXFH:DQHDVZHOODV brothers  William  and  Sheldon  (Sonny),   and   sisters   Gertrude,   Doris,   and   Elizabeth. James   is   survived   by   sisters   Vera,   Sylvia   and   Lavinia,   and   brother   Leo   Charles.   He   is   survived   by   daughter-­ in-­law  Alice  Sweeney  of  Montgomery,  

JAMES  STEADY Pa.;Íž  daughter  Joni  and  husband  Philip   Bonello   of   Brattleboro;Íž   son   Loren   and   wife   Katherine   of   Mt.   Vernon,   Ohio;Íž   twin   daughters   Karla   Kae   and   husband   Matthew   of   Rochester,   N.Y.,   and   Karma   Rae   of   Penn   Yan,   N.Y.;Íž   and   son   Sheldon   and   wife  Andrea   of   Bristol.  He  is  survived  by  many  nieces   and  nephews. He  is  also  survived  by  two  grandsons,   Richard   and   David,   and   seven   grand-­ daughters,   Rosie,   Desiree,   Kassie,   Jenna,  Amelia,  Julie  and  Nicole.  He  is   also   survived   by   one   great-­grandson,   Aiden  Michael. The   family   would   like   to   thank   the   exceptional   staff   of   the   Helen   Porter   Healthcare   and   Rehabilitation   Center   who  took  heartfelt  care  of  Jimmy.  His   family   will   be   ever   thankful   for   the   friendships   and   kindnesses   from   all   who  loved  and  supported  him  through-­ out  his  life.   Calling   hours   will   be   held   at   the   Brown-­McClay   Funeral   Home   in   Bristol  from  6-­8  p.m.  on  Tuesday,  Jan.   8.   A   service   will   be   celebrated   at   2   p.m.  Wednesday,  Jan.  9,  at  the  funeral   home.  Burial  will  be  in  the  Evergreen   Cemetery  in  New  Haven  in  the  spring.   ,Q OLHX RI Ă&#x20AC;RZHUV SOHDVH FRQVLGHU D donation  to  the  American  Legion  Post   RUWKH%ULVWRO)LUH'HSDUWPHQW¸

Rosalie Corbo, 87, Rutland PHIL  SHOREY Phil   at   the   Whitford   House   in   Addison   between   10   a.m.   and   2   p.m.,  Jan.  12.  Any  contributions  in   his   name   can   be   made   to   the   Lake   Champlain   Maritime   Museum,   4472   Basin   Harbor   Rd.  Vergennes,   97¸

Frances Prickitt memorial service MIDDLEBURY  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   A   memorial   will   be   held   on   Sunday,   Jan.   20,   service   for   Frances   Y.   Prickitt   of   beginning   at   1   p.m.   at   St.   Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Middlebury,   who   died   Oct.   9,   2012,   Episcopal  Church  in  Middlebury.

RUTLAND  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Rosalie   Whaley   Corbo,   87,   died   Sunday,   Dec.   30,   2012,  at  Our  House  Residential  Care   in  Rutland. She   was   born   in   Schenectady,   N.Y.,   on   April   21,   1925.   She   was   the   daughter   of   John   and   Florence   Whaley.  She  graduated  from  Mount   Pleasant   High   School,   class   of   1943.   She   worked   for   many   years   at   Terbush   and   Powell   Insurance   Agency  and  later  at  Mauriceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Ready   Foods.   Her   family   says   she   was   an   avid   reader   and   enjoyed   watching   baseball   and   football.   She   loved   going  to  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  Trackâ&#x20AC;?  at  Saratoga  and   enjoyed  movies.  She  was  a  member   of  St.  Madeleine  Sophie  Church.   Surviving   are   two   sons,   Mark   Corbo   of   Bradenton,   Fla.,   and  

Brandon,  Vt.,  and  Paul  Corbo  of  Brea,   Calif.;Íž  and  a  sister,  Florence  Cooper   of   Schenectady.   Many   nieces,   neph-­ ews  and  cousins  also  survive  her. A  memorial  Mass,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;In  Celebration   of   Her   Life,â&#x20AC;?   will   be   celebrated   on   Saturday,   Jan.   12,   at   11   a.m.,   at   St.   Madeleine   Sophie   Church   in   Guilderland,   N.Y.   Following   the   Mass  the  family  will  receive  friends   in   the   church   hall,   for   a   time   of   fellowship  and  remembrance.   Friends  may  call  at  the  DeMarco-­ Stone   Funeral   Home,   1605   Helderberg  Ave.,  Rotterdam,  NY  on   Friday,  Jan.  11,  from  2-­4  p.m. Memorial   gifts   may   be   made   to   The   Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Association,   P.O.   Box   96011,   Washington,   DC   20090-­6011.

MIDDLEBURY  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Mary   K.   Volkert,   age   95,   longtime   resident   of   Middlebury,   Vt.,   died   Dec.   25,   at   Porter  Medical  Center.     Daughter  of  Emil  and  Bertha  Voecks,   she   was   born   in   Appleton,   Wis.   She   attended   local   schools   and   graduated   with   a   B.A.   degree   from   Lawrence   University  in  Appleton  in  1939.  This  is   where  she  met  her  husband-­to-­be,  Erie   T.  Volkert,  and  where  they  discovered   so   many   common   interests   in   music,   theatre,   and   the   arts   that   continued   throughout   their   lives.       Married   that   same  year,  they  moved  to  Middlebury   in   1941   when   Erie   accepted   a   teach-­ ing   and   play-­directing   position   in   the   Drama   Department   at   Middlebury   College. In   the   early   years,   Mary   did   secre-­ tarial  work  in  the  Music  Department  at   the  college  and  in  the  Medical  Records   area  at  Porter  Medical  Center.  An  excel-­ OHQWĂ&#x20AC;XWLVWVKHSOD\HGLQWKH9HUPRQW Symphony  Orchestra  for  several  years   and   was   its   secretary,   as   well.   She   WKHQWDXJKWERWKĂ&#x20AC;XWHDQGSLDQRLQWKH home  for  over  40  years.  She  also  was   WHDFKHUFHUWLÂżHG DQG WDXJKW UHPHGLDO UHDGLQJ DQG ÂżUVWJUDGH FODVVHV LQ WKH Middlebury   and   Shoreham   elemen-­ tary  schools  in  the  â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s.  In  addition  to   singing   in   the   community   choir   and   doing   tenor   and   soprano   duets   with   Erie  in  many  venues,  Mary  sang  in  the   Congregational  Church  choir  for  over   55   years.   Active   in   both   the   college   and   larger   communities,   she   served   on  the  boards  of  Porter  Auxiliary,  the   Vermont   State   Craft   Center   and   the   Ilsley   Public   Library,   performed   in   faculty   shows,   and   volunteered   her   time  abundantly.     Always   the   creative   soul   that   she   was,  Mary  could  craft  unique  objects,   which   she   called   her   â&#x20AC;&#x153;scrap   art,â&#x20AC;?   out   of   whatever   recycled   material   was   discovered   in   the   house   and   particu-­ larly   in   her   later   years   loved   making   cut-­paper  and  geometric  designs.  The   same   patience   she   had   for   making   quilts,   needlepoint   pillows   and   fabric   wall   hangings,   she   had   with   these   colorful,   often   playful   designs.   She   claims   she   was   happiest   with   sharp   scissors,  scraps  of  colored  paper  and  a   bottle  of  Elmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  glue  at  hand  in  prac-­ ticing  arts  and  crafts  at  home. 6KH ZDV D VNLOOHG GDQFHU ÂżJXUH skater,   swimmer,   seamstress   and   Ă&#x20AC;RZHUDUUDQJHUDQGORYHGWRHQWHUWDLQ and   bring   people   together.   She   was   always  a  lover  of  words,  and  over  the   years,  she  thought  in  rhyme  and  wrote   verses  about  anything,  everything  and   everyone,  often  submitting  them  to  the   paper  or  sending  them  to  the  subject.   There  was  a  certain  grace  and  cheerful  

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Lillian Sears, 96, Ferrisburgh FERRISBURGH  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Lillian   Catherine   Sears,   96,   passed   away   Monday,   Dec.   31,   2012,   at   Helen   Porter   Healthcare   &   Rehabilitation   Center  in  Middlebury. She   was   born   April   20,   1916,   in   Massena,  N.Y.,  the  daughter  of  John   and  Elizabeth  Carbino  Brown. Lillian   is   survived   by   two   chil-­ dren,  Mona  Muzzy  and  her  husband   Bill   of   Shelburne   and   Raymond   L.   Sears   and   his   wife   Rosalie   of   Fort   (GZDUGV 1< ÂżYH JUDQGVRQV

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spirit  with  which  she  greeted  the  world   each   day,   offering   a   warm   smile,   a   listening  ear  and  a  positive  outlook.         Mary  often  said  that  life  in  and  for   the   arts   has   been   the   best,   and   that   living  and  working  in  a  college  town   has   had   rewards   beyond   her   wildest   imagination. Survivors   are   two   daughters,   Jennifer   Booker   of   Amherst,   Mass.,   and  Lisa  Volkert  of  Grantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Pass,  Ore.   and   her   husband   Mark   Rondeau;Íž   and   two  sons,  Lawrence  of  Middlebury  and   wife  Sallie,  and  Randall  of  Chicopee,   Mass.,   and   his   wife   Karen   Whalen.   She   also   leaves   eight   grandchildren,   Tom,   Aaron,   Tamara,   Joseph,   Emily,   Dylan,   Dana   and   Tyler;Íž   and   three   great-­grandsons,  Vincent,  Dexter,  and   Xavier;Íž   along   with   many   dear   nieces   and  nephews.   Mary   was   predeceased   by   her   husband   of   59   years,   Erie  Volkert,   in   1999;Íž   by   another   grandson,   David;Íž   and  by  her  son-­in-­law,  James  Booker.   She  was  also  predeceased  by  a  sister,   Eleanor   Davis,   and   two   brothers,   Robert  and  Frederick  Voecks. She  very  much  appreciated  the  kind-­ ness  and  the  care  she  received  over  the   past,   almost   4   years,   residing   at   the   Vergennes  Residential  Care  Home.     A   celebration   of   Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   life   will   be  held  at  the  Congregational  Church   in   Middlebury   on   Saturday,   March   2,   2013,   at   2   p.m.,   with   a   reception   in   the   vestry   following   the   service.   Sanderson-­Ducharme   Funeral   Home   is   assisting   the   family   with   arrange-­ PHQWV ,Q OLHX RI Ă&#x20AC;RZHUV PHPRULDO contributions   may   be   made   to   the   Ilsley  Public  Library  or  the  Town  Hall   Theater,  both  in  Middlebury,  or  to  any   program  of  your  choice  supporting  the   DUWV¸

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14th  annual  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Face  Offâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  hockey  tournament  returns  to  Middlebury MIDDLEBURY   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   Middlebury   Otters   and   the   Middlebury   Mystix,   two   womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   community   ice   hockey   teams,   will   host   the   14th   annual   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Face   Off   Against  Breast  Cancerâ&#x20AC;?  hockey  tour-­ nament  on  Saturday  and  Sunday,  Jan.   19   and   20,   at   the   Memorial   Sports   Center  in  Middlebury.  Last  year,  the   event   raised   over   $70,000   for   the   statewide   Cancer   Patient   Support   Program,  and  the  Otters  and  Mystix   are   hoping   to   break   that   record   in   2013.  Over  the  course  of  its  history,   the  Face  Off  Against  Breast  Cancer   has  raised  over  $270,000  for  charity. This   yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   tournament   brings   11   womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  hockey  teams  from  all  over   Vermont,   competing   in   games   in   competitive,  recreational  and  novice  

divisions,  as  well  as  a  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Friends  and   Familyâ&#x20AC;?   division   for   men,   kids   and   co-­ed   groups.   Ongoing   hospital-­ ity   and   refreshments   will   be   served   in   the   Warming   Hut.   Joining   the   Middlebury   Otters   and   Mystix   will   be   guest   teams   the   Burlington   Ice   Breakers,   Green   Mountain   Thunder,   Evolution,   Waterbury   Wicked,   Manchester   Rusty   Blades,   Burlington   Black   Ice,   Barre   32   Degrees,  Code  Blue,  and  the  Rutland   Cutting   Edge.   Game   schedules   are   available   online   at   www.faceoff-­ againstbreastcancer.org. In   addition   to   hockey   games,   the   Face  Off  Against  Breast  Cancer  also   includes   several   other   associated   activities   on   the   tournament   week-­ HQG$IXQÂżOOHGEHQHÂżWFRQFHUWZLWK

The  Horse   Traders   will   rock   Two   Brothers   Tavern   in   Middlebury   on   Saturday  night,  Jan.  19,  from  9  p.m.   to   1   a.m.   The   bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   cover   charge   and  10  percent  of  all  sales  during  the   event  will  be  donated  to  the  Face  Off   Against  Breast  Cancer.  Two  special   guest   speakers   will   also   appear   at   the  tournament:  on  Saturday  at  4:25   p.m.,   Chef   Curtiss   Hemm,   founder   of   Pink   Ribbon   Cooking,   will   talk   about   how   food   can   help   improve   the   quality   of   life   before,   during,   and   after   a   breast   cancer   diagnosis.   On   Sunday   at   3:40   p.m.,   radiation   oncologist   and   professor   Dr.   Ruth   Heimann  will  share  recent  develop-­ ments  in  breast  cancer. The   tournament   was   established   in   2000,   when   a   member   of   the   Middlebury   Otters   was   diagnosed   with   breast   cancer.   Fortunately,   her   survivor   story   is   now   a   success.   The   need   for   support   continues,   however:   One   in   eight   women   will   face  a  breast  cancer  diagnosis  in  her   lifetime. Proceeds   from   the   tourna-­ PHQW EHQHÂżW WKH &DQFHU 3DWLHQW Support   Programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   (CPSP)   patient   services   and   emergency   fund,   and   are   earmarked   for   breast   cancer   patients.   CPSP   provides   counsel-­ ing,   nutritional   support   and   emer-­ JHQF\ÂżQDQFLDODVVLVWDQFH7KH)DFH Off   Against   Breast   Cancer   is   the   single  largest  fundraiser  for  CPSPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Emergency  Fund. This   year,   the   Face   Off   Against   Breast   Cancer   is   highlighting   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stories   from   the   Heart,â&#x20AC;?   actual   accounts  from  breast  cancer  patients   SALLY  OBER,  A  member  of  the  Middlebury  Mystix,  displays  her  much-­ ZKR KDYH EHQHÂżWWHG IURP WKH WRXU-­ nament  proceeds: autographed  Face  Off  mask. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sue   is   a   44-­year-­old   woman  

Your  tea  is  my  soup:  keeping  perspective Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   been   over   a   week   since   we   can   truly   interfere   with   our   abil-­ imagine   you   also   might   chuckle   ushered   in   the   New   Year   and   my   ity   to   connect   meaningfully   with   when  encountering  â&#x20AC;&#x153;WAGSâ&#x20AC;?  while   caffeine-­related   vows   are   already   others.   We   all   know   this,   but   it   you  are  driving  around  in  the  area. being  renegotiated.  Do  I  really  want   helps   periodically   to   have   some   In   fact,   spending   time   with   dogs   to  start  my  days  with  a  roasted-­grain   reminders.   For   my   over   the   holidays   â&#x20AC;&#x153;healthy   alternative   to   coffeeâ&#x20AC;??   own  recent  reminder   has   offered   me   Frankly,   no.   I   actually   like   warm   about   perspective   further   teachings   drinks   like   these,   but   at   the   end   and   assumptions,   on   perspective   of   the   day,   not   the   beginning.   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   I   have   the   West   and   assumptions.   reminded   of   a   time   when   a   friend   Addison   General   When   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   visit-­ introduced  me  to  Tibetan  tea,  which   Store   to   thank.   Let   ing   family,   I   enjoy   consists   largely   of   yak   butter,   yak   me  explain. taking   my   motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   milk  and  salt  (with  a  little  black  tea),   Several   weeks   dog,   Gus,   out   for   all   crucial   ingredients   if   you   are   ago,   I   was   driv-­ walks,   marveling   at   living  on  the  frigid  Tibetan  plateau.   ing   around   West   how  with  each  addi-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  think  about  it  as  tea,â&#x20AC;?  he  said   Addison  where  I  was   tional   year   I   spend   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Or  it  will  taste  vile.  Think  of  it  as   going   to   do   some   in   Vermont,   the   soup.â&#x20AC;?  His  advice  made  a  world  of   volunteer   work   and   very  same  houses  in   difference  as  I  brought  the  glass  to   since  I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  go  there   her   greater   Boston   my  lips.  I  had  never  tasted  anything   often,   I   managed   neighborhood   seem   quite   like   Tibetan   tea   before,   but   to   get   a   little   lost.   closer   and   closer   the   salt-­and-­fat   combination   was   Then  I  saw  the  West   together.   Each   time   vaguely  reminiscent  of  the  chicken   Addison   General   I   went   out   to   walk   soup   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d   had   as   a   child.   Soup?   Store  from  a  distance   Gus,   I   was   eager   to   Maybe.   Something   to   sip   while   and  quickly  regained   By Rebecca Kneale Gould go   at   a   clip   and   get   nibbling  on  an  orange  and  cranberry   my   bearings.   Later,   some   exercise.   Gus   scone?  Decidedly  not. on   my   way   home,   had   other   ideas:   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  interesting,  isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  it,  how  much   I   swung   by   the   store   to   get   some   .   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wait!   Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   this   smell   and   that   framing  and  context   .   .   you   guessed   it,   smell!   That   juniper   bush   is   really   matter?   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   because   coffee,   and   chuck-­ fragrant   over   there.   Oh,   and   a   onâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t of   habit,   the   history   led   when   I   looked   Welsh   Terrier   must   have   peed   on   think of   Enlightenment   at   the   big   letters   up   that  maple  tree  yesterday.  Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  you   Europe   (and   maybe   high   on   the   store-­ tell?   Why   arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   you   stopping?â&#x20AC;?   about a   tad   of   addiction)   front:  â&#x20AC;&#x153;W.  A.  G.  S.â&#x20AC;?   Now  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  like  to  think  that  I  â&#x20AC;&#x153;get  itâ&#x20AC;?   it as tea,â&#x20AC;? he that   I   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   really   What   was   so   funny   about  dogs,  but  Cynthia  pointed  out   said â&#x20AC;&#x153;Or it will want  to  start  my  day   about   the   acro-­ that   if   I   were   being   pulled   through   with   a   wholesome   taste vile. 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THE  MIDDLEBURY  MYSTIX  womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  hockey  team  will  host  the  annual  Face  Off  Against  Breast  Cancer  tour-­ nament  Jan.  19  and  20  in  Middlebury.

diagnosed  with   breast   cancer   who   underwent   bilateral   mastectomy   with   reconstruction,   chemotherapy   and  Herceptin.  She  is  greatly  appre-­ ciative  of  having  been  able  to  use  the   Emergency  Fund,  as  she  was  unable   to  work  during  treatment,  and  had  no   income  whatsoever  during  that  time.   She  used  the  money  on  several  occa-­ sions,  up  to  the  $500  max,  to  pay  her   electric  bill.  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;It  was  a  huge  relief  not   to   have   the   threat   of   my   electric-­ ity   being   turned   off,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;   she   said.   She   started   using   the   Fund   at   the   initia-­ tion  of  her  chemotherapy  in  October   2011.   She   expresses   tremendous   gratitude  for  this  help.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some  of  the  women  we  treat  are   so   grateful   they   immediately   want   to  know  how  they  can  be  of  help  to   others.   Jose   (not   her   real   name)   is   just   such   a   gal.   She   has   been   deal-­ ing   with   a   breast   cancer   diagno-­ sis   for   the   last   7   years.   During   her   initial   diagnosis   she   felt   lost   and   abandoned   by   her   family.   Learning   about   CPSP   and   a   group   of   people   who   truly   cared   was   extremely   important.  Over  the  course  of  treat-­ PHQW VKH QHHGHG ÂżQDQFLDO KHOS with  prescription  costs  that  were  not   covered   by   her   insurance.   Though   she   is   a   proud   woman,   with   CPSP,   she  didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  have  to  ask  for  help  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  it   was   just   offered.   â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;You   guys   were   just   there,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;   Jose   said.   Knowing   that   ÂżQDQFLDO VXSSRUW ZDV DYDLODEOH IRU other  breast  cancer  patients  was  very   important  to  Jose,  and  last  year  she   paid   back   the   money   we   provided   to   her   through   Face   Off   Against   Breast   Cancer.   However,   life   has   a   ZD\ RI WDNLQJ GLIÂżFXOW WXUQV 7KLV year  when  Jose  was  diagnosed  with   metastatic   breast  cancer,  she   had   to   go  to  Boston  frequently  to  enroll  in  a   clinical  trial.  CPSP  offered  her  help   with  hotel  expenses,  and  she  was  so  

thankful.  Once   again   she   felt   held   and  cared  for  by  this  community  of   women.  Thank  you  so  much  for  your   continued   support   through   the   Face   Off   Against   Breast   Cancer.   Jose   is   not  alone  or  abandoned  this  time.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kathleen  is  a  50-­year  old  woman   who   was   diagnosed   with   stage   IV   breast  cancer  several  years  ago,  and   who   continues   to   work   full   time   while  she  receives  cancer  treatment   in   Boston.   The   Emergency   Fund  

THE  GOALIE   OF   Rutlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Cut-­ ting   Edge   hockey   team   poses   during   a   previous   yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Face   Off   Against   Breast   Cancer   hockey   tournament.

provided  $500   to   assist   with   exten-­ sive   physical   therapy   for   lymph-­ edema,   surgical   scarring,   and   a   frozen   shoulder.   Kathleen   said   that   her   health   insurance   provides   30   visits   per   year   for   physical   therapy.   However,   before   she   even   real-­ ized   that   she   had   used   more   than   the   allowed   visits,   she   found   that   she   owed   the   PT   facility   $800.   To   make   matters   worse,   she   needed   to   continue  additional  PT  visits  follow-­ ing   a   medical   procedure   to   relieve   the  frozen  shoulder.  The  Emergency   Fund  provided  her  with  the  opportu-­ nity  to  learn  the  exercises  necessary   to  increase  her  range  of  motion  and   enhance  the  quality  of  her  life.â&#x20AC;? The   Face   Off   Against   Breast   Cancer   is   supported   by   many   sponsors   drawn   from   the   Vermont   community.  Major  sponsors  for  2013   include   the   Addison   Independent,   The   Horse   Traders,   Two   Brothers   Tavern   and   Lounge,   and   WVTK   92.1.   The   tournament   committee   is   also   seeking   business   sponsor-­ ships   in   the   amounts   of   $25-­2,500.   Sponsorship  information  is  available   online  at  www.faceoffagainstbreast-­ cancer.org,   or   checks   made   out   to   FOABC  may  be  mailed  to  P.O.  Box   421,  Middlebury,  VT  05753. Members   of   all   participating   teams   are   requesting   support   in   the   form   of   individual   player   spon-­ sorships.   Donations   can   be   made   securely   online   at   www.faceoff-­ againstbreastcancer.org   or   checks   may  be  made  out  to  Cancer  Patient   Support  Program  (CPSP)  and  send  to   Face  Off  Against  Breast  Cancer,  P.O   Box   421,   Middlebury,   VT   05753.   For  more  information,  contact  2013   co-­chairs  Liza  Sacheli  Lloyd  (liza@ middlebury.edu  or  802-­989-­0376)  or   Cathy   Chase   (cathychasevt@gmail. com  or  802-­989-­0039).

FREE WORKSHOP â&#x20AC;&#x201C; January 17 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Invited! Do  you  do  work  on  renovation  or  demolition  projects  where  lead  or  asbestos  may  be  present?    Would  you  like  to  know  more  about  best  management  practices  for  handling  these  materials   in  construction  and  demolition  debris?  

A FREE workshop on January 17 will answer these and many more questions about the management of lead and asbestos in renovation and demolition projects.  WHO:    This  workshop  is  for  contractors,  waste  haulers,  construction                          project  supervisors  and  municipal  (public  works)  managers. WHAT:    FREE  Workshop  on  Lead  and  Asbestos   WHERE:    American  Legion  Post  27,  10  Boardman  Street,  Middlebury,  VT.                              (behind  G.  Stone  Motors) WHEN:    Thursday,  January  17,  2013,  from  2:00  PM  to  4:00  PM                              (snow  date  of  January  24).  

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Church Services

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SIGN-­UP FOR WINTER CLASSES with The Bristol Recreation Department In Holley Hall: Jiggity  Jog   Good  Morning  Mr.  Sun   Mt  Kenpo  Karate     Level  I  Swing  Dance   Intro  to  Ballet   Gymnastics       Zumba   Arthritis  Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Tai  Chi  for  Seniors    

Tue   10:30-­11:15am   Mon  9-­9:50am   Thu  5-­6pm  (Ages  5-­11)   Thu  6:30-­7:30pm  (12  &  up) Sun  5-­7pm   Wed  5:30-­6:20pm   Wed  3:15-­4:15pm  (Ages  5-­8)   Wed  4:15-­5:15pm  (Ages  8-­15) Sun  9:30-­10:30am    

1/15-­2/12  ($50/$55) 1/28-­3/25   ($65/$70) 1/31-­3/7   ($65/$70) 1/31-­2/17   ($60/$65) 1/23-­5/1   ($175/$180) 1/23-­3/20   ($96/$101)

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In Sonoma Studio: Basic  Life  Skills  for  Dogs  Thu  6:45-­7:45pm   Puppy  Class   Thu  5:30-­6:30pm  

1/24-­2/28  ($125/$130) 1/24-­2/28   ($125/$130)

Bristol Elementary School 1-­2 Team Room: Growing  Mindful    

Mon  3:15-­4:15pm  (grades  K-­3)   Mon  4:15-­5pm  (grades  4-­6)   1/28-­3/25   ($65/$70)   Rescue Squad Meeting Room:

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Pre-­registration is required for all classes. For more info or to register please contact Bristol Recreation Dept. 453-­5885. www.bristolrec.org. email: bristolrec@gmavt.net

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In the Clay Studio: Pee  Wee  Pottery   After  School  Pottery   Adult  &  Teen  Clay  

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St.  Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Parish   breakfast   in   Vergennes.6XQGD\-DQDP 6W 3HWHUÂśV 3DULVK +DOO (JJV KRWFDNHV )UHQFK WRDVW EDFRQ VDXVDJH DQG PRUH $GXOWV  VHQLRUV DQG NLGV   NLGV XQGHU  IUHH IDPLOLHVRIÂżYHRUPRUHUDIĂ&#x20AC;HGUDZLQJV IRUDIUHHEUHDNIDVWDQGERWWOHGULYHGRQÂśWIRUJHW WREULQJ\RXUERWWOHVWRVXSSRUWWKH<RXWK0LQLVWU\ Public   skating   in   Middlebury. 6XQGD\ -DQ  SP0HPRULDO6SRUWV&HQWHU

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Early  Literacy   Story   Time   in   Middlebury. 0RQGD\ -DQ    DP ,OVOH\ /LEUDU\ -RLQ FKLOGUHQ¶V OLEUDULDQ 6DUDK /DZWRQ IRU VWRULHV UK\PHV DQG VRQJVWKDWKHOS\RXQJFKLOGUHQGHYHORSHDUO\OLWHU-­ DF\ VNLOOV 'URS LQ (YHU\ 0RQGD\ DQG 7KXUVGD\ WKURXJK)HE Addison   County   Right   to   Life   meeting   in   Middlebury.0RQGD\-DQSP6W0DU\¶V 3DULVK +DOO 9LVLWRUV ZHOFRPH ,QIR  RU /3DTXHWWH#DROFRP Book  club  meeting  in  Bridport.0RQGD\-DQ

Getting  warmerâ&#x20AC;Ś DR.  ALAN  BETTS,  climate  scientist,   will   speak   about   climate   change   at   the   Salisbury   Community   School   on   Thursday,  Jan.  17,  at  7  p.m.  


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Everybody  dance UGANDAN  MASTER  DRUMMER/DANCER  Samuel  Bakkabulindi  hosts  several  events  at  Middle-­ bury  College  this  month,  including  an  interactive  performance,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Percussion  &  Dance  Explo-­ sion!â&#x20AC;?  on  Saturday,  Jan.  12;  a  lecture,  titled  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sound,  Movement  and  Ethnicity  in  Uganda,â&#x20AC;?  on   Tuesday,  Jan.  15;  and  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Doing  It  the  Ugandan  Way!â&#x20AC;?  a  music  and  dance  workshop,  on  Friday,   Jan.  18.  More  info  is  at  www.middlebury.edu/arts  or  443-­3168. Exhibit   opening   reception   in   Middlebury.   Friday,   Jan.   18,   5-­7   p.m.,   Vermont   Folklife   Center.   Celebrating  the  opening  of  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Labor  of  Love,â&#x20AC;?  created   by  Vermont  Works  for  Women  in  collaboration  with   the  VFC.  The  exhibit  recognizes  Vermont  women   who  are  passionate  about  their  work,  are  an  exam-­ ple  to  others,  and  who  exemplify  excellence  in  their   ÂżHOG([KLELWUXQVWKURXJK-DQ,QIR or  www.vermontfolklifecenter.org.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  Method  Gunâ&#x20AC;?  on  stage  at  Middlebury  College.   Friday,  Jan.  18,  8-­10  p.m.,  Mahaney  Center  for  the   Arts.  A  daring  play  by  the  Rude  Mechs,  an  ensem-­ ble-­based   theater   company   out   of   Austin,   Texas,   based  on  the  work  of  theater  guru  Stella  Burden,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;A   Streetcar  Named  Desire,â&#x20AC;?  and  a  high-­risk  creative   process.  Strong  content  and  some  nudity;  geared   IRU DGXOW DXGLHQFHV RQO\ 7LFNHWV  ,QIR RUKWWSJRPLGGOHEXU\HGXDUWV DJ   Skate   Night   in   Middlebury.   Friday,   Jan.   18,   8-­10   p.m.,   Memorial   Sports   Center.   Friends   of   Middlebury   Hockey   and   Addison   Central   Teens   co-­sponsor   a   night   of   roller-­rink-­style   ice   skating.   6NDWHUHQWDOVDYDLODEOH$GXOWVVWXGHQWV$OO ages  and  abilities  welcome.  

Jan

19

SATURDAY

Free  movies  in  Vergennes.  Saturday,   -DQ   DP SP 9HUJHQQHV Union   High   School   auditorium.   Family   movie  day  featuring  an  hour  of  preschool  cartoon   FODVVLFV IROORZHG E\ WKH IHDWXUH ÂżOP Âł2YHU WKH Hedge.â&#x20AC;?   Refreshments   for   sale.   Sponsored   by   (YHUJUHHQ3UHVFKRRO â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maria   Stuardaâ&#x20AC;?   live   opera   broadcast   in   Middlebury.6DWXUGD\-DQSP7RZQ Hall  Theater.   Joyce   DiDonato   plays   Mary,   Queen   of   Scots,   in   a   triumphant   performance   in   this   0HWURSROLWDQ 2SHUD SURGXFWLRQ EURDGFDVW OLYH 7LFNHWVVWXGHQWVDYDLODEOHDWWKH7+7ER[ RIÂżFHRUZZZWRZQKDOOWKHDWHURUJ Soup   Fest   in   Hancock. 6DWXUGD\ -DQ   p.m.,   Hancock   Town   Hall.   Homemade   soups,   stews,  chowders  and  chilies,  and  make-­your-­own   VXQGDHV 7R EHQHÂżW WKH &RPPXQLW\ &KXUFK RI Hancock  and  Granville.   Âł, +HOSHG %XLOG D +RPH LQ +DLWL´ EHQHÂżW VXSSHU in   Middlebury. 6DWXUGD\ -DQ   SP 0LGGOHEXU\ &RQJUHJDWLRQDO &KXUFK $ EHQHÂżW WR purchase   building   supplies   for   a   February   church   mission   trip   to   Haiti.  Traditional   Haitian   meal   with   millet   bread   soup   and   spiced   BBQ   pork.   Tickets    SHU SHUVRQ  SHU FRXSOH DYDLODEOH DW WKH 0LGGOHEXU\,QQ,QIR â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Method   Gunâ&#x20AC;?   on   stage   at   Middlebury   College. 6DWXUGD\ -DQ   SP 0DKDQH\ Center   for   the   Arts.   A   daring   play   by   the   Rude   Mechs,   an   ensemble-­based   theater   company   out   of   Austin,   Texas,   based   on   the   work   of   theater   guru   Stella   Burden,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;A   Streetcar   Named   Desire,â&#x20AC;?   and   a   high-­risk   creative   process.   Strong   content   and   some   nudity;   geared   for   adult   audiences   RQO\ 7LFNHWV  ,QIR  RU KWWS JRPLGGOHEXU\HGXDUWV

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SUNDAY

All-­you-­can-­eat  pancake   breakfast   in  Addison.6XQGD\-DQDP $GGLVRQ )LUH 6WDWLRQ 3ODLQ DQG EOXHEHUU\ pancakes,  sausage,  bacon,  home  fries,  coffee,  hot   FKRFRODWHDQGRUDQJHMXLFH$GXOWVNLGVXQGHU )XQGVUDLVHGZLOOEHXVHGWRSXUFKDVHHTXLS-­ ment   for   the  Addison   Volunteer   Fire   Department.   ,QIR â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stone   Soupâ&#x20AC;?   show   and   potluck   in   Starksboro.   6XQGD\-DQSP)LUVW%DSWLVW&KXUFKRI 6WDUNVERUR+XQWLQJWRQÂśV,QFUHGLEOH0DOH6LQJHUV Âł7KH +,06´ SOD\ WKH RSHQLQJ VHW IRU 6WDUNVERUR &RPPXQLW\3OD\HUVÂśSHUIRUPDQFHRIÂł6WRQH6RXS´ this   year   set   in   the   Sudan.   Local   drummers   will   play  lively  African  rhythms.  Bring  a  soup  to  share.   ,QIR

Jan

21

MONDAY

Public  skating   in   Middlebury.   0RQGD\-DQSP0HPRULDO Sports  Center.   Stick   and   puck   hockey   in   Middlebury.   Monday,   -DQSP0HPRULDO6SRUWV&HQWHU Martin   Luther   King   Jr.   celebration   concert   at   Middlebury   College. 0RQGD\ -DQ   p.m.,  Mead  Chapel.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let  Freedom  Ring,â&#x20AC;?  the  15th   annual   celebration   featuring   the   collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Martin   Luther   King   Spiritual   Choir,   François   Clemmons,   Middlebury   College   student   dancers   and   actors   DQG RWKHU JXHVW DUWLVWV )UHH ,QIR ZZZPLGGOH-­ EXU\HGXDUWVRU

Jan

22

TUESDAY

Public  skating   in   Middlebury.   7XHVGD\ -DQ   DP Memorial  Sports  Center.   Figure   skating   in   Middlebury. 7XHVGD\ -DQ  DPQRRQ0HPRULDO6SRUWV&HQWHU Adult  stick  &  puck  hockey  in  Middlebury.  Tuesday,   -DQQRRQSP0HPRULDO6SRUWV&HQWHU Milk   &   Honey   Quiltersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   Guild   meeting   in   Middlebury.7XHVGD\-DQSP$PHULFDQ

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WEDNESDAY

GED  testing   in   Middlebury.   :HGQHVGD\ -DQ   DP 9HUPRQW $GXOW /HDUQLQJ  %RDUGPDQ 6W3UHUHJLVWUDWLRQUHTXLUHG&DOOIRULQIR and  to  register.   Toddler   TaeKwon   Do   in   Middlebury.   Wednesday,   -DQDP,OVOH\/LEUDU\,QVWUXFWRU Kellie   Thomas   leads   a   playful   introduction   to   an   ancient   martial   art.   Toddlers   and   preschoolers   will   learn   basic   movements   to   help   improve   their   EDODQFH IRFXV DQG FRRUGLQDWLRQ 'URS LQ ,QIR :HGQHVGD\VWKURXJK)HE Youth   media   lab   in   Middlebury.   Wednesday,   Jan.     SP ,OVOH\ /LEUDU\ .LGV LQ JUDGHV DQGXSDUHLQYLWHGWRMRLQOLEUDU\DQG0&79VWDII to  make  movies  and  learn  about  technology  using   0&79¶V VWDWHRIWKHDUW PHGLD VWDWLRQV (YHU\ Wednesday.   Space   is   limited;   pre-­register   at   the   FKLOGUHQ¶VGHVNE\FDOOLQJRUE\HPDLO-­ ing  sarah.lawton@ilsleypubliclibrary.org.   Social   Security   seminar   in   Middlebury.   :HGQHVGD\ -DQ   SP 0LGGOHEXU\ ,QQ Free  educational  seminar.  Learn  about  all  aspects   of  Social  Security.  Refreshments  served.  

Jan

24

THURSDAY

Public  skating   in   Middlebury.   7KXUVGD\ -DQ   DP Memorial  Sports  Center.   Early  Literacy  Story  Time  in  Middlebury.  Thursday,   -DQDP,OVOH\/LEUDU\-RLQFKLO-­ drenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   librarian   Sarah   Lawton   for   stories,   rhymes   and  songs  that  help  young  children  develop  early   OLWHUDF\ VNLOOV 'URS LQ (YHU\ 7KXUVGD\ -DQ  WKURXJK)HE â&#x20AC;&#x153;After  the  Electionsâ&#x20AC;?  presentation  in  Middlebury.   7KXUVGD\-DQSP1DWLRQDO%DQN RI 0LGGOHEXU\ &RPPXQLW\ 5RRP 3URIHVVRU (ULF 'DYLVJLYHVDQLQVLJKWIXOORRNDWWKHFRQVHTXHQFHV RIWKHJHQHUDOHOHFWLRQIRFXVLQJRQWKHDJHQ-­ GDVRI3UHVLGHQW2EDPDDQG*RY6KXPOLQ5693 WR Gallery  talk  in  Middlebury.7KXUVGD\-DQ SP 9HUPRQW )RONOLIH &HQWHU 3RUWUDLWLVW 0DU\ Claire  Carroll,  who  photographed  the  women  cele-­ brated  in  the  VFCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  current  exhibit,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Labor  of  Love,â&#x20AC;?   will  speak  about  her  approach  to  photography  and   the  process  of  creating  the  images  in  the  exhibit.   ,QIRRUZZZYHUPRQWIRONOLIHFHQWHURUJ Orchestral   concert   at   Middlebury   College.   7KXUVGD\ -DQ   SP 0DKDQH\ &HQWHU IRU WKH $UWV 7KH 0LGGOHEXU\ &ROOHJH 2UFKHVWUD under   Andrew   Massey,   gives   its   fourth   annual   J-­term   Beethoven   performance,   featuring   the   2YHUWXUH/HRQRUHQRDQGWKH)RXUWK6\PSKRQ\ )UHH,QIRZZZPLGGOHEXU\HGXDUWVRU

Jan

25

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Lunchtime  public   skating   in   Middlebury. )ULGD\ -DQ  QRRQ p.m.,  Memorial  Sports  Center.   VFW  spaghetti  supper  in  Middlebury.  Friday,  Jan.   SP0LGGOHEXU\9):([FKDQJH6W Dinner  includes  spaghetti  and  meatballs  (vegetar-­ ian   available),   salad   and   dessert.   Takeout   and   FDOODKHDG RUGHUV DYDLODEOH  &RVW  per  person.   Dance   premiere   at   Middlebury   College.   Friday,   -DQSP0DKDQH\&HQWHUIRUWKH$UWV The   Dance   Company   of   Middlebury   premieres   its   newest   work,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Simply   Light,â&#x20AC;?   celebrating   the   FRPSDQ\ÂśV WK DQQLYHUVDU\ ZLWK GDQFH DUWLVWV from   the   past,   present   and   future.   The   company   ZLOOWKHQWDNHWKHVKRZRQWRXU7LFNHWV ,QIR  RU KWWSJRPLGGOHEXU\HGXDUWV $OVRRQ-DQ

L I V EM U SIC Cooper  &   Lavoie   in   Middlebury.   Friday,   Jan.   11,   SP7ZR%URWKHUV7DYHUQ Zack   DuPont   Trio   in   Middlebury.   Saturday,   Jan.   SP7ZR%URWKHUV7DYHUQ The   Horse   Traders   in   Middlebury.   Saturday,   Jan.   SPPLGQLJKW7ZR%URWKHUV7DYHUQ Starline  Rhythm  Boys  in  Middlebury.  Friday,  Jan.   SP7ZR%URWKHUV7DYHUQ Kloptoscope   in   Middlebury. )ULGD\ -DQ   p.m.-­midnight,  Two  Brothers  Tavern.  

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Local  produce,   meats,   cheese   and   eggs,   baked   JRRGVMDPVSUHSDUHGIRRGVDQGFUDIWV(%7DQG GHELW FDUGV ZHOFRPH ,QIR  RU ZZZ MiddleburyFarmersMarket.org. 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PAGE  10A  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Addison  Independent,  Thursday,  January  10,  2013

Man fails New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve sobriety checkpoint

Troopers  looking  for   missing  snowmobile ADDISON   COUNTY   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   Vermont  State  Police  in  New  Haven   are  investigating  the  theft  of  a  2005   Polaris   700XC   snowmobile   from   a   Route   7   home   in   New   Haven.   The   theft   occurred   sometime   after   11   p.m.  on  Jan.  4  and  8  a.m.  on  Jan.  5.   Anyone   with   information   regard-­ ing   this   incident   is   asked   to   contact   the   VSP   at   388-­4919.   Information   can   also   be   submitted   anonymously   online   at   www.vtips.info   or   by   tex-­ ting   â&#x20AC;&#x153;CRIMESâ&#x20AC;?   (274637)   to   Key-­ word:  VTIPS. In  other  recent  activity,  troopers: Â&#x2021; 2Q'HFUHFHLYHGDUHSRUWRI a  burglary  at  a  home  on  Four  Winds   Road   in   Ferrisburgh   that   had   oc-­ curred   between   noon   and   1:45   p.m.   that   day.   Police   said   the   perpetrator   broke  a  sliding  glass  door  in  the  rear   of  the  house  and  took  an  assortment   of  electronics.  Anyone  with  informa-­ tion  regarding  this  incident  is  asked   to  contact  the  VSP. Â&#x2021; 2Q-DQDWSPUHVSRQG-­ ed  to  a  one-­car  crash  in  Bristol.  Po-­ lice   said   Robert   R.   Randall,   20,   of   Lyndonville,  Vt.,  was  driving  a  2000   VW  Jetta  northbound  on  Route  116,   entered  a  left  hand  curve,  lost  control   of  the  car,  and  traveled  off  the  west   side  of  the  road.  The  car  then  rolled   onto   its   passenger   side.   There   were   no  injuries.  Police  said  speed  was  a   contributing   factor,   and   the   trooper   issued   Randall   a   ticket   for   failing   to  drive  to  the  right,  which  carries  a    ÂżQH DQG IRXU SRLQWV RQ LQVXU-­ ance. Â&#x2021; 2Q-DQDWSPVWRSSHGD motor  vehicle  driven  by  Jeremy  Tin-­ dall,  19,  of  Brandon  on  Route  30  in   Whiting.  Police  cited  Tindall  for  pos-­ session  of  marijuana. Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  DW  SP VWRSSHG a   motor   vehicle   driven   by   James   Bishop,  27,  of  Salisbury  on  Route  30   in  Whiting  for  traveling  at  83  mph  in   a  50  mph  zone.  During  the  stop,  the   trooper   found   that   there   were   three   young   children   in   the   vehicle.   He   cited  Bishop  for  speeding. Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  DW  DP VWRSSHG a   car   driven   by   Ashley   Lane,   25,   of   Bridport   for   a   condition   of   ve-­ hicle   violation   on   Seymour   Street   in  Middlebury.  Police  cited  Lane  for   driving  with  a  criminally  suspended   license. Â&#x2021; 2Q-DQDWSPUHVSRQG-­ ed  to  a  report  of  a  vehicle  in  a  porch   on   Adams   Ferry   Road   in   Panton.  

ADDISON COUNTY

School News

Ana  Fleming,  a  senior  from  Mid-­ dlebury,   and   Lillian   Rosenberg,   a   junior   from   Cornwall,   earned   high   honors  on  the  winter  honor  roll  at  the   Loomis  Chaffee  School  in  Windsor,   Conn.

Vt. State

Police Log

The  trooper   said   her   investigation   revealed   that   a   Vergennes   woman   was   driving   a   red   Chevy   Cavalier   and   attempting   to   enter   a   residence   when  she  lost  control  of  her  vehicle   and   slid   into   the   front   porch   of   the   residence.   Police   said   alcohol   was   not  a  factor  in  the  collision  but  that   slippery  road  conditions  were  a  fac-­ tor.  No  criminal  action  is  pending. Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  ORRNHG LQWR D UHSRUW that   between   9   a.m.   and   5:30   p.m.   that  day  someone  had  broken  into  a   Route  22A  home  in  Panton  and  sto-­ len  two  rings  of  sentimental  value  to   the   resident.   Anyone   with   informa-­ tion  is  asked  to  call  VSP. Â&#x2021; 2Q-DQDWDSSUR[LPDWHO\ a.m.  responded  to  one-­car  crash  on  a   snowy  River  Road  in  Bristol.  Police   said  a  Bristol  woman  lost  control  of   the   Subaru   Legacy   wagon   she   was   driving,  went  off  the  road  and  struck   a   tree.   There   were   no   serious   inju-­ ries,  but  the  driving  suffered  minor   facial   injuries   from   the   airbag   de-­ ployment. Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  DW DSSUR[LPDWHO\ 11:42   p.m.   cited   Khalid   H.   Jaafar,   20,   of   Colchester   for   speeding   on   Route  22A  in  Shoreham. Â&#x2021; 2Q-DQDWSPUHVSRQGHG to  report  from  Lower  Notch  Road  in   Bristol  that  a  pickup  with  a  plow  and   towing  a  trailer  had  attempted  to  turn   around  and  struck  a  fence  causing  an   estimated   $400   in   damage.  Anyone   with  information  is  asked  to  contact   VSP. Â&#x2021; 2Q-DQDWSPUHFHLYHG a   report   of   an   intoxicated   motorist   leaving   a   residence   in   New   Haven   and  traveling  toward  her  own  home.   The  complainant  reported  the  driver,   LGHQWLÂżHG DV 6DUDK 'XUDQW  RI Middlebury,   was   intoxicated   when   she   left.   VSP   and   Middlebury   po-­ lice  checked  the  area  for  Durant  and   located  her  at  her  residence  in  Mid-­ dlebury   shortly   after   the   call   came   in.   Durant   reported   to   troopers   that   she   drove   her   car   to   her   residence.   Troopers  cited  her  for  driving  under   WKH LQĂ&#x20AC;XHQFH VHFRQG RIIHQVH DQG driving  with  a  criminally  suspended   license.  

VERGENNES  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Vergennes   po-­ lice  joined  four  other  law  enforcement   agencies  at  a  Route  7  New  Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Eve   sobriety   checkpoint   near   the   Ferris-­ EXUJKÂżUHVWDWLRQDWZKLFKRQHGULYHU was  cited  for  drunken  driving,  among   other  things. After   stopping   him   at   the   check-­ point,   police   cited   Fred   Winrock,   39,   of  Essex  Junction  for  driving  under  the   LQĂ&#x20AC;XHQFH RI DOFRKRO IRXUWK RIIHQVH possession   of   marijuana   and   narcotic   GUXJV DQG GULYLQJ ZLWK D VXVSHQGHG license.   Police  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   i n c l u d i n g   Ve r m o n t   Police Log State,   Bris-­ WRODQG0LGGOHEXU\RIÂżFHUVDQG$GGL-­ son  County  Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  deputies  number-­ ing  in  all  about  15  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  also  cited  Robert   Roche,   39,   of   South   Burlington   for   marijuana  possession  and  issued  other   citations  for  defective  equipment,  open   containers  of  alcoholic  beverages  and   lack  of  insurance  coverage. In  other  incidents  between  Dec.  31   and  Jan.  6,  Vergennes  police: Â&#x2021; 2Q 'HF  FKHFNHG WKH ZHOIDUH of  an  elderly  Main  Street  resident,  who   ZDVIRXQGWREHÂżQH Â&#x2021; 2Q'HFKDQGOHGDPLQRUWZR car  accident  on  Green  Street.   Â&#x2021; 2Q 'HF  EHJDQ LQYHVWLJDWLQJ an  email  complaint  from  a  Northlands   Job  Corps  parent  alleging  that  her  son   had   been   repeatedly   threatened,   ha-­ UDVVHGDQGDVVDXOWHGE\RWKHUVWXGHQWV police  said  the  email  also  alleged  ille-­ gal  drug  use. Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  FLWHG )UDQN 5RVDOLD 20,   of   Rivervale,   N.J.,   for   possession   of  marijuana  after  he  was  stopped  for   speeding  on  West  Main  Street.   Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  GHDOW ZLWK D +LOOVLGH Acres  Apartments  noise  complaint.   Â&#x2021; 2Q-DQZHUHWROGE\&RXQVHO-­ ing   Service   of   Addison   County   per-­ sonnel   that   a   Vergennes   resident   in   a   Middlebury   academic   program   had   made  a  threat  during  a  counseling  ses-­ VLRQ0LGGOHEXU\SROLFHUHWXUQHGKLP to   counseling,   and   Vergennes   police   FRQÂżVFDWHGKLVÂżUHDUPV Â&#x2021; 2Q-DQFDOPHGDIDPLO\LVVXHDW a  Cataract  Lane  residence.   Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  KHOSHG PRWRULVWV JHW into   their   locked   cars   on   Walker  Av-­ enue   and   in   the   Shawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Supermarket   parking  lot.   Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  FLWHG .DLWO\Q 5LSSOH 20,   of   Media,   Pa.,   for   possession   of   marijuana   after   she   was   stopped   for   speeding  on  West  Main  Street. Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  SURYLGHG LQIRUPDWLRQ to  Shelburne  police  about  an  incident   in   which   ice   blew   off   a   tractor-­trailer   truck  and  struck  a  car.   Â&#x2021; 2Q-DQGHDOWZLWKDVXVSLFLRXV phone  call  to  a  woman  who  had  taken   out  an  ad  seeking  her  lost  jewelry.  Po-­ lice  said  a  man  called  her  and  said  he   had  it  and  would  send  it  to  her  if  she   would  send  him  money  to  ship  it.  Po-­ lice   called   him   and   said   to   send   it   to   them,  and  they  would  make  sure  he  got   SDLGWKH\GLGQRWKHDUEDFNIURPKLP Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  UHFHLYHG D WLS DERXW D crime  in  Panton.   Â&#x2021; 2Q-DQFLWHG-DFRE+HUPDQ of  Cherryville,  N.J.,  for  possession  of   marijuana   and   paraphernalia   and   for   speeding  after  he  was  stopped  on  West   Main  Street. Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  LVVXHG WZR WLFNHWV IRU speeding  and  one  to  a  third  driver  for   going  too  fast  for  the  conditions  after   the   third   car   almost   struck   the   police   RIÂżFHU DV KH ZDV KDQGOLQJ WKH WUDIÂżF stop.   Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  KHOSHG 963 VHDUFK D Lower  Notch  Road  home  in  Bristol.  

Vergennes

Second  freeze

OTTER  CREEK   BEGINS   to   re-­freeze   along   its   already   frozen   shoreline   in   Middlebury   last   Thursday   morning  when  temperatures  dipped  to  around  minus  15  degrees. Independent  photo/Trent  Campbell

Middlebury  authorities  issue  two  DUI  citations

MIDDLEBURY  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Middlebury  po-­ lice   between   Jan.   1   and   7   issued   two   FLWDWLRQV IRU GULYLQJ XQGHU WKH LQĂ&#x20AC;X-­ HQFHRIDOFRKROERWKÂżUVWRIIHQVHV At  12:22  a.m.  on  Jan.  1,  police  cit-­ ed  Mark  Hubbell,  50,  of  New  Haven   for  DUI  after  stopping  his  vehicle  on   Court  Street.   At  12:26  a.m.  on  Jan.  5,  Middlebury   police  cited  Benjamin  G.  Johnson,  25,   of  Florence  for  DUI  after  pulling  him   over  on  Route  30.   0LGGOHEXU\SROLFHDORQJZLWKRIÂż-­ Brett   Jipner   of   Bristol,   a   senior   majoring   in   engineering   and   man-­ cers  from  Vergennes  and  Bristol,  Ver-­ agement,  participated  this  fall  on  the   mont   State   Police,   and   deputies   from   Clarkson   University   club   football   the  Addison  County  Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Depart-­ ment,  also  participated  in  a  New  Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   team  as  a  outside  linebacker. Eve  sobriety  checkpoint  on  Route  7  in  

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Unusual species found in Middlebury bird count ADDISON  COUNTY  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  This  year    ¿HOG ELUGHUV DQG HLJKW REVHUY-­ HUV DW IHHGHUV ORFDWHG DQG LGHQWL¿HG 22,139  birds  of  77  species  during  the   24th   annual   Middlebury   Christmas   Bird  Count.  It  was  held  this  year  on   Sunday,   Dec.   16.   Participants   sur-­ vey   a   15-­mile-­diameter   count   circle   centered   on   the   Lemon   Fair   in   east-­ ern   Bridport   and   covering   from   the   A&W  Root  Beer  stand  on  the  east  to   New  York  State  on  the  west  and  from   Snake  Mountain  on  the  north  to  Rich-­ ville  Dam  on  the  south.   The   Middlebury   count   is   one   of   over   1,800   held   throughout   North   and   Central   America.   Field   birders   met   at   6   a.m.   at   Rosieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Restaurant   for   breakfast   and   an   organizational   meeting   before   heading   out   to   their   assigned   territories.   Most   territories   were   covered   by   a   group   of   two   to   IRXU ¿HOG ELUGHUV DQG D IHZ IHHGHU ZDWFKHUV :LWKLQ HDFK WHDP RI ¿HOG birders  were  one  or  two  experts  who   were  familiar  with  birding  and  the  as-­ signed  territory.  Along  with  some  of   them  were  helpers  who  may  not  have   been  as  familiar  with  birds  or  the  ter-­ ritory. $WWKHHQGWKHGD\WKH¿HOGWHDPV met   at   the   home   of   Jim   and   Kris   Andrews   for   a   preliminary   tally   of   the   species   seen.   Reports   from   the   feeder-­watchers   came   in   over   the   next   few   days   and   were   added   to   the   total   count.   Final   results   of   each   count  were  then  compiled  and  entered   online  and  made  available  for  casual   EURZVLQJRUVFLHQWL¿FVWXG\DWWKH1D-­ tional  Audubon  Christmas  Bird  Count   THIS  COMMON  REDPOLL  was  one  of  768  to  be  entered  by  area  bird-­ (CBC)  website  (http://birds.audubon. ers  on  the  24th  annual  Christmas  bird  count,  held  in  Addison  County  on   org/christmas-­bird-­count).     Dec.  16.  That  marks  a  dramatic  change  from  last  year,  when  not  a  single   This  year,  like  last  year,  the  warm   common  redpoll  was  counted. fall   weather   kept   southern   Lake   Photo  by  Carol  Ramsayer

Champlain  and  Otter  Creek  open  with   wonder  if  their  populations  are  aug-­ only  small  and  shallow  water  bodies   PHQWHGE\DQLQÃ&#x20AC;X[RIQRUWKHUQYLVL-­ frozen;;  consequently,  birders  found  a   tors   as   well.   This   year   teams   found   total  of  19  water-­related  species.  One   a   record   number   of   25   barred   owls.   of  these,  a  Barrowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  goldeneye  found   This  is  almost  three  times  last  yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   by   the   team   of   Ethan   Fenn,   John   total   of   nine   with   an   only   slightly   Meakin   and   Ian   Worley   in   Bridport,   increased   amount   of   owling   effort.   has  occasionally  been  found  on  Lake   An   alternative   explanation   for   these   Champlain  north  of  the  Crown  Point   record   numbers   is   that   their   popula-­ %ULGJHEXWLWZDVD¿UVWIRUWKH0LG-­ tion  has  increased  as  a  result  of  recent   dlebury   count.  Another   unusual   spe-­ increases  in  rodent  numbers.     cies  found  only  for  the  sec-­ Many   of   the   northern   ond   time   on   the   count   was   The ¿QFKHV YLVLWHG WKLV IDOO the   American   pipit,   found   Middlebury Pine  siskins  came  through   on  a  manure  pile  near  Snake   count is this   area   in   large   num-­ Mountain   by   the   team   of   bers   in   the   early   fall   but   Mike  Winslow,  Tyler  Pock-­ one of over appeared   to   have   left   the   1,800 held count   circle   by   the   time   ette  and  Mike  Iacchetta. The   open   lake   generated   throughout of  the  count.  Only  a  single   some   record   numbers   of   siskin   was   located.   North and pine   water-­related   birds   such   as   Common   redpolls   usu-­ lesser   scaup   (1,706),   ring-­ Central ally   visit   this   area   every   ELOOHG JXOO   EXIÃ&#x20AC;H-­ America. other   year.  After   readjust-­ head   (15)   and   common   ing   their   cycle   and   skip-­ loon   (4).   Although   not   records,   the   ping   2009,   they   have   now   returned   2,057   Canada   geese   and   375   mal-­ to   that   pattern.  Teams   found   768   of   lards   found   are   the   second   highest   this  northern  visitor  in  the  count  this   totals  for  those  species  on  the  count.   \HDUDIWHU¿QGLQJQRQHODVW\HDU As  a  result  of  recent  climate  warm-­ Pine   grosbeaks   visit   far   more   ir-­ ing,   southern   Lake   Champlain   may   regularly.  This  year  teams  located  22   remain   open   more   often   during   fu-­ of  this  species.  Their  last  visit  to  the   ture  counts. count  circle  was  back  in  2007.  Watch   This   year   teams   located   a   total   of   the   crabapple   trees   in   and   around   nine   of   the   16   northern   terrestrial   Middlebury  for  this  species  this  win-­ visitors   that   occasionally   show   up   ter.   Crabapples   are   a   favorite   winter   on  the  count.  This  is  well  above  the   food   for   pine   grosbeaks.   Teams   lo-­ 24-­year   average   of   5.9   species.   In   cated   only   small   numbers   of   snow   the   northern-­predator   group,   teams   buntings  (21)  and  Lapland  longspurs   found   one   each   of   the   short-­eared   (5)  this  year,  but  Bohemian  waxwings   owl,   saw-­whet   owl,   and   northern   visited  in  record  numbers  (462).     shrike.   Although   barred   owls   are   a   Although   the   fall   was   relatively   year-­round  resident  here  in  the  valley   warm,   there   were   very   few   juniper   and  are  generally  considered  non-­mi-­ berries  in  the  count  circle.  It  appears   gratory,  some  years  their  numbers  in-­ this  is  the  reason  that  numbers  of  res-­ crease  so  dramatically  that  one  has  to   ident  fruit-­eating  birds  were  minimal  

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this  year.   Teams   located   only   185   American  robins.  This  is  roughly  10   percent   of   last   yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   1,783   robins.   Those   robins   that   spend   the   winter   here  need  to  switch  their  food  from   worms  and  insects  to  fruit.  Many  of   the  relatively  few  robins  found  were   feeding  on  sumac  berries  rather  than   juniper   berries.   Last   yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   juniper   berries   kept   seven   yellow-­rumped   warblers   and   a   hermit   thrush   in   the   count   circle   but   neither   species   was   found  this  year. Cedar  waxwings  (also  a  fruit  eat-­ er)   continued   a   six-­year   decline   on   the  count.  It  seems  unlikely  that  this   is   related   simply   to   the   winter   fruit   crops.   Their   numbers   from   2007   to   now   have   been   1,621,   1,056,   462,   198,  104  and  49.  The  recent  Vermont   breeding   bird   atlas   does   not   show   breeding  declines  in  Vermont;;  how-­ ever,  the  atlases  in  some  of  the  Cana-­ dian   provinces   north   of   us   do   show   declines  and  these  areas  may  be  the   source  of  these  wintering  birds. $OO FRPELQHG ELUGHUV LQ WKH ¿HOG and  those  at  feeders  managed  to  tally   a  total  of  77  species  (the  same  as  last   year)  as  a  result  of  the  warm  fall  and   the   resulting   open   water.   This   ties   with  the  countâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  second-­highest  total   ever   and   raises   the   24-­year-­average   to  66  species. A   Christmas   bird   count   is   a   team   effort.  Feeder  reports  often  add  three   RUIRXUVSHFLHVQRWIRXQGE\WKH¿HOG teams.  The  numbers  of  feeder  watch-­ ers   are   down   and   count   organizers   are  looking  for  additional  folks  who   live   within   the   count   circle   and   are   interested  in  reporting  what  they  see   DWWKHLUIHHGHUV$GGLWLRQDO¿HOGSDU-­ ticipants  with  birding  skills  are  wel-­ come   but   should   keep   in   mind   that   this   is   a   full   day   of   outdoor   winter   effort.  Anyone   who   might   be   inter-­ ested  in  counting  either  at  a  feeder  or   LQWKH¿HOGLVHQFRXUDJHGWRFRQWDFW Jim  or  Kris  Andrews  at  352-­4734.

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Common  loon   4 Great  blue  heron   4 Canada  goose   2,057 American  black  duck   10 Mallard   375 Ring-­necked  duck   2 Greater  scaup   10 Lesser  scaup   1,706 Long-­tailed  duck   2 Common  goldeneye   640 Barrowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  goldeneye   1 %XIÃ&#x20AC;HKHDG  Hooded  merganser   20 Common  merganser   273 Red-­breasted  merganser   3 Bald  eagle  (adult)   1 Northern  harrier   35 Sharp-­shinned  hawk   1 Cooperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  hawk   4 Red-­tailed  hawk   86 Rough-­legged  hawk   15 American  kestrel   4 Merlin   2 Peregrine  falcon   3 Ruffed  grouse   3 Turkey   162 Ring-­billed  gull   126 Herring  gull   6 Great  black-­backed  gull   32 Rock  pigeon   1,696 Mourning  dove   634 Eastern  screech  owl   5 Great  horned  owl   6 Barred  owl   25 Short-­eared  owl   1 Saw  whet  owl   1 Red-­bellied  woodpecker   19 Downy  woodpecker   88 Hairy  woodpecker   40 1RUWKHUQÃ&#x20AC;LFNHU  Pileated  woodpecker   13 Northern  shrike   1 Blue  jay   157 American  crow   671 Common  raven   36 Horned  lark   318 Black-­capped  chickadee   630 Tufted  titmouse   85 Red-­breasted  nuthatch   4 White-­breasted  nuthatch   114 Brown  creeper   3 Carolina  wren   3 Golden-­crowned  kinglet   5 Eastern  bluebird   34 American  robin   185 Northern  mockingbird   2 European  starling   7,824 American  pipit   2 Bohemian  waxwing   462 Cedar  waxwing   49 American  tree  sparrow   273 Song  sparrow   11 White-­throated  sparrow   12 White-­crowned  sparrow   1 Dark-­eyed  junco   443 Lapland  longspur   5 Snow  bunting   21 Northern  cardinal   195 Red-­winged  blackbird   6 Brown-­headed  cowbird   103 Pine  grosbeaks   22 3XUSOH¿QFK  +RXVH¿QFK  Common  redpoll   768 Pine  siskin   1 $PHULFDQJROG¿QFK  Evening  grosbeak (during  the  count  week)   1 House  sparrow   1,149 Total  Number  of  Birds   22,139 Number  of  Species   77


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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hyde Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; shares FDRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love of countryside, women Hyde  Park   on   Hudson;Íž   Running   timidating  mother  and  owner  of  the   family   house,   who   summons   Daisy   time:  1:34;Íž  Rating:  R  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hyde  Park  on  Hudsonâ&#x20AC;?  is  an  un-­ (Laura  Linney)  from  her  quiet  life  in   expected   pleasure.   Despite   the   ex-­ Rhinebeck   to   Hyde   Park   where   she   traordinary  tension  between  England   will  become  the  focus  of  the  movie.   and  America  in  1939,  director  Roger   In   a   restrained   performance,   Laura   Michell  focuses  instead  on  the  ways   Linney  creates  Daisy  as  she  is  in  the   Roosevelt  chose  to  escape  the  pres-­ biographies:   self-­effacing,   loyal,   af-­ fectionate  and  vulnerable.   sures  of  his  presidency.   Once   director   Michell   King   George   VI   and   has   painted   the   picture   of   Queen   Elizabeth   are   soon   FDR   and   his   women,   he   to  arrive.  Roosevelt  knows   shifts   seamlessly   to   the   their   trip   is   driven   by   the   arrival  of  King  George  VI   British  need  for  American   (Samuel  West)   and   Queen   support  in  the  war  that  has   Elizabeth   (Olivia   Col-­ become  inevitable.  Despite   man).  The  couple  will  suf-­ that   shadow,   the   movie   fer   through   an   American   concentrates   unapologeti-­ picnic  where  much  is  made   cally   on   the   recreational   of  the  British  unfamiliarity   side   of   Rooseveltâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   life   with  hot  dogs.  Olivia  Col-­ on   his   favorite   turf   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   the   manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   queen   is   wonder-­ family  home  in  Hyde  Park. By Joan Ellis fully   put   off   by  American   We   learn   quickly   that   customs. FDR   has   an   available   Eleanor   (Olivia   Williams)   returns   group  of  women  he  genuinely  loves   on   one   level   or   another.   Secretary   for   the   royal   visit   after   it   has   been   Missy   LeHand   is   always   nearby.   made   clear   that   she   lives   in   her   own   Dorothy   Schiff   has   a   house   on   the   house  with  friends  who  come  and  go.   hill.   Lucy   Rutherford   Mercer,   who   Hyde  Park  and  her  mother-­in-­law  are   would   be   with   Roosevelt   when   he   not  favored  company.  Olivia  Williams   dies  in  1945,  is  referred  to  as  a  love   establishes   Eleanorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   independence   from  long  ago.  In  this  movie,  direc-­ and   earnest   idealism   as   well   as   her   tor   Roger   Michell   explores   his   en-­ acceptance   of   her   husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   relation-­ during   friendship   with   his   cousin   ships  with  women. Samuel   Westâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   King   George   is,   Daisy  Suckley.   It   is   Sara   Roosevelt,   FDRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   in-­ along   with   Bill   Murrayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   FDR,   one  

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VERMONT  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   Vermont   Ski   and   Snowboard   Museum   (VSSM)   will   host   a   2013   statewide   cross-­ country   ski   Retro-­Gear   Tour   series.   The  series  kicks  off  Sunday,  Jan.  13,   at   Craftsbury   Outdoor   Center.   On   subsequent   weekends   it   will   visit   other  centers  across  the  state,  includ-­ ing   Rikert   Nordic   Center   in   Ripton   on   Saturday,   March   2.   These   fun   tours   will   be   led   by   some   of   Ver-­ montâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  skiing  legends  along  with  lo-­ cal  celebrities  and  are  designed  to  be   fun   for   the   whole   family   and   every   level  of  skier. The  Retro-­Gear  Tour  is  themed  to   re-­live  Nordic  skiing  from  the  1960s   through   the   1990s.   Participants   are   encouraged  to  come  in  vintage  cloth-­ ing   including   hats,   mittens,   shells,   wool   sweaters,   knickers   and   socks,   DQG WLJKWV DQG VXLWV LI LW VWLOO ÂżWV wear   it)   along   with   wooden,   â&#x20AC;&#x2122;glass   or  waxless  skis,  leather  or  early  syn-­ thetic   boots,   and   Tonkin   or   â&#x20AC;&#x2122;glass   poles. Each   tour   will   kick   off   with   a   pa-­ UDGHDWSP7KLVLVIRUIXQRQO\ vintage  clothing  and  equipment  is  op-­ tional,   and   everyone   can   ski   to   their   ability  and  interest  while  on  the  tour.

(Continued  from  Page  1A) have  trains,  or  they  got  a  little  show  set   (as  a  gift).â&#x20AC;? For   her   part,   Shashokâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   mother,   Middlebury   selectwoman   Susan   Shashok,   remembers   bringing   her   son   to   the   Sheldon   Museum   exhibit   throughout  the  years,  when  he  was  too   young  to  see  it  without  being  lifted  up   to  the  display  level. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When  we  started  to  leave,  he  start-­ ed   crying   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   he   didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   do   that   when   he   was   older   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   but   the   man   (volun-­ teering)  said,  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  got  a  train  lover   there,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?  Susan  Shashok  recalled.   The   train   exhibit   at   the   Sheldon   Museum   is   a   tradition   that   carries   on   through  the  years  and  generations.  But   for  this  holiday  season,  the  ride  is  al-­ most  over. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   mountain   comes   apart,   then   the   tracks   and   then   the   platforms,â&#x20AC;?   Giles  explained. The  Sheldon  Museum  will  be  open   from  10  a.m.  to  5  p.m.  Thursday,  Fri-­ day  and  Saturday  of  this  week.  After   this  weekend,  spring  hours  will  be  in   effect,  and  the  museum  will  be  open   on  Saturdays  only  until  March  2. The  Research  Center  will  be  closed   during  that  period,  too.  Regular  Mu-­ seum   and   Research   Center   hours   will  resume  on  Tuesday,  March  5.

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(Continued  from  Page  1A) Wednesday,  Jan.  30,  at  4  p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll   ask   for   input   on   which   hours  on  what  days  will  be  best  for   them,â&#x20AC;?   said   USPS   spokesman   Tom   Rizzo. Shoreham,  like  most,  will  have  an   RSWLRQ RI VLPSO\ VHHLQJ VWDIÂżQJ FXW from  eight  hours  a  day  to  six.  Other   options  are  to  discontinue  service  en-­ tirely   and   move   service   into   a   local   EXVLQHVVRUWRDSRVWRIÂżFHDWDQRWKHU town. Public  meetings  were  held  at  three   RWKHU$GGLVRQ&RXQW\SRVWRIÂżFHVLQ late  2012  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Whiting,  North  Ferris-­ burgh  and  Starksboro  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  and  all  will   see  a  cut  in  hours. Starksboro   Selectwoman   Susan  

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Middlebury  yoga  instructor  shares  journey  that  led  her  to  teach By  XIAN  CHIANG-­WAREN MIDDLEBURY   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Joanna   Colwell   began   practicing   yoga   in   her   early   20s,   after   meeting   her   future  instructor  by  random  chance:   The   two   strangers   met   during   an   earthquake  in  Santa  Cruz,  Calif.   Chance   may   have   spurred   her   initial  exposure  to  yoga,  but  it  was   also  fate.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  was  instantly  hooked,â&#x20AC;?   Colwell  said. &ROZHOOZDVRQHRIWKHÂżUVW\RJD teachers  in  Addison  County  to  teach   in   the   traditional   Iyengar   style,   which   focuses   on   precise   body   alignment  and  uses  props  to  support   postures,   and   has   been   teaching   yoga  in  Middlebury  since  2000.  The   California   native   has   been   teach-­ ing   and   practicing   for   more   than   two   decades   and   is   the   founder   of   the   Otter   Creek   Yoga   studio   in   the   Marble   Works   Business   District   in   Middlebury.   Colwell   believes   in   teach-­ ing   yoga   as   an   inclusive  practice   that   can   assist   anyone   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   young   or   old,   male   or   IHPDOH Ă&#x20AC;H[LEOH RU LQĂ&#x20AC;H[LEOH ² LQ personal  growth,  physi-­ FDO ÂżWQHVV DQG H[SDQG-­ ing   overall   awareness   into   oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   body  and  mind.  She  considers  it  her   mission  to  make  yoga  accessible  to   everyone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll   hear   people   say,   â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oh,   I   canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   do   yoga,   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   stiff,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?   Colwell   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   a   quote   I   love   about   this:   â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Not   doing   yoga   because   \RXÂśUHQRWĂ&#x20AC;H[LEOHLVOLNHQRWWDNLQJ a  bath  because  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  dirty.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? )RU WKH ÂżUVW FROXPQ WKDW IRFXVHV on   local   personalities,   Colwell   shares   stories   of   her   personal   discovery   of   yoga,   and   the   many   EHQHÂżWV VKH VHHV WKH SUDFWLFH EULQJ to  the  students.

from  tipping  over.   And   we   were   all   kind   of   bonded   after.  You  know,  you  go  through  an   earthquake   with   somebody!   â&#x20AC;Ś  We   were   talking   with   the   woman   who   worked   there,   and   we   asked   if   she   worked   there   every   day,   and   she   said,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;No,   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   only   here   one   day   a   week,   I   teach   yoga.â&#x20AC;?  And   I   said,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  looking  for  a  yoga  teacher!â&#x20AC;? So   I   went   to   her   class,   and   it   was   Iyengar   yoga.   I   remember   LW ZDV YHU\ EHZLOGHULQJ WKH ÂżUVW time  I  went,  because  she,  in  a  very   traditional   manner,   just   said   the   postures  in  Sanskrit!  It  sounded  like   complete  gibberish  to  me  and  I  had   no  idea  what  she  was  saying.  I  just   would  look  around  and  try  to  copy   what  other  people  were  doing.  And  I   was  hooked.  I  started  going  twice  a   week,  and  after  awhile  started   to   learn   the   names   of   the   poses   in   Sanskrit,   and   I   started   to   learn   a   little   more   about   what   I   was   doingâ&#x20AC;Ś   (and)   learning   some   yoga   philoso-­ phy   was   really   amazing   for   me.   Your  20s  are  a  time   in   your   life   when   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   really   search-­ ing.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Who   am   I?   Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   important   to   me?â&#x20AC;?   So   it   was   this   important,  valuable  framework  as  I   went  on  and  deepened  my  explora-­ tion  of  yoga.

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Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  start   at   the   beginning.   :KDW ZDV \RXU ÂżUVW H[SHUL-­ ence  with  yoga? I  heard  about  it  as  a  teenager.   I   was   never   athletic,   never   played   sports,   kind   of   clumsy   and   uncoordinated  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  not  a  very  physi-­ cal  person!  I  was  very  intrigued  by   something   that   was   physical,   but   was  not  a  competition  at  all.  I  didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   know   anything   about   yoga,   but   I   knew   it   wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   a   sport,   it   wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   something  where  you  were  compet-­ ing  with  other  people,  and  it  had  to   do  with  your  body  and  your  mind.  I   knew  it  came  from  India.   I   had   this   friend   who   was   older   than  me,  and  who  was  just  wonder-­ ful.   She   taught   me   all   of   these   things,   like   how   to   bake   bread   and   lot   of   natural   cooking   things.   She   was   a   wonderful   â&#x20AC;&#x153;earth   motherâ&#x20AC;?   woman   who   was   like   a   mentor   to   me.   I  think  we  were  on  a  hiking  trip,   and   then   visiting   friends,   up   in   Washington   state.   We   were   on   our   friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  deck,  and  I  was  saying  how   I  was  interested  in  yoga,  and  wanted   to   learn   more   about   what   it   was.   And   she   said,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh,   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll   teach   you   how  to  do  a  sun  salutation!â&#x20AC;? And  I  remember  it  was  this  beau-­ tiful  day.  I  think  I  was  like  20  years   old,  learning  how  to  do  a  sun  saluta-­ tion  and  I  was  like  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh,  my  God.   ,ORYHWKLV´,WZDVWKHÂżUVWPRPHQW I   experienced   anything   to   do   with   yoga,  and  I  loved  it.

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When  did   you   begin   practicing? I  think  it  was  a  year  later.  â&#x20AC;Ś   I   was   living   in   Santa   Cruz,   Calif.  My  friend  and  I  were  in  this   place  where  you  could  go  and  have   a  hot  tub  and  a  sauna,  and  we  were   waiting  our  turn.  And  there  was  an   earthquake!   There   are   earthquakes   there   all   the   time.   We   were   like,   grabbing   (ahold   of   things).   The   woman  who  worked  there  was  grab-­ bing  the  big  water  cooler  to  keep  it  

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When  did   you   decide   to   become  a  teacher? ,W ZDV DERXW ÂżYH \HDUV ODWHU that   I   had   the   opportunity   to   start   learning   about   teaching.   I   remember   actually   thinking   after   a   year   or   so   of   working   with   this   wonderful  teacher  in  Santa  Cruz,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   wonder  if  I  could  be  a  teacher.â&#x20AC;?  She   was  so  smart  and  funny,  she  always   made   us   laugh.   She   worked   us   really   hard,   but   in   an   encouraging   way.  â&#x20AC;Ś  So  I  think  that  planted  the   seed,  because  I  just  admired  her  so   much.  And   I   thought,   what   a   great   job!  You  get  to  work  with  people.   I  think  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  what  I  love  about  it.   You  get  to  work  with  people  in  this   very   elemental   way.   We   all   have   a   body.   We   all   have   some   kind   of   GLIÂżFXOW\ LQ RXU ERG\ DQG LQ RXU mind.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  so  universal.  I  know  what   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   like   to   have   an   injury,   I   know   what   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   like   to   have   a   sore   back,   to  be  anxious,  or  to  be  sad,  or  to  be   angry  or  to  be  grieving,  all  of  these   things  that  are  just  part  of  the  human   condition.  I  feel  like  yoga  is  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  not   a  remedy,  but  this  way  that  we  work   with  whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  there.  

â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;Śafter practicing for 25 years I feel as though Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just at the start of my journey. There is such a richness to it.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Joanna Colwell

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As  a   teacher,   do   you   often   VHHVWXGHQWVÂżQGWKDW\RJDLV different   from   their   initial   concep-­ tion  of  it? You   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   really   know   what   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  like  until  you  try  it!  There   is  a  lot  of  misconception  out  there.   There  are  a  lot  of  images  out  there   that  tend  to  be  of  thin,  pretty  young   women  in  kind  of  pretzel-­y  shapes.   I  think  visually,  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  conception   of  yoga  that  people  see.  

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As  much   as   possible,   I   try   to   be   an  ambassador  for  people  to  under-­ stand  that  yoga  is  really  for  all  kinds   of   bodies,   even   if   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   heavy,   or   if  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  stiff,  or  if  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  been  out   of   commission   for   a   while   because   you   had   surgery.   I   think   there   is   a   misconception   that   yoga   is   purely   physicalâ&#x20AC;Ś   We   do   want   to   under-­ stand   the   body,   we   want   to   under-­ stand  where  there  is  resistance  in  the   body,  we  want  to  create  more  space   in   the   body,   but   ultimately   even   if   we  were  paralyzed  and  couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  get   out  of  bed,  we  could  still  be  practic-­ ing  yoga.  As  long  as  we  are  drawing   breath,   then   we   have   this   opportu-­ nity  to  work  with  our  body-­mind.

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How  does   a   person   from   1RUWKHUQ &DOLIRUQLD ÂżQG KHU way  to  Vermont? Marriage!   My   now-­husband   was   in   San   Francisco   going   to   art   school,   and   we   met,   actu-­ ally,   on   a   city   bus.   â&#x20AC;Ś   I   was   living   north   of   the   city   at   the   time,   but   I   was  in  the  city  because  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  where   my   parents   lived;Íž   I   was   just   visit-­ ing   them.   When   I   was   visiting   my   parents,  I  would  try  to  connect  with   him.   I   sort   of   moved   closer   and   closer   until   we   were   living   in   the   same  town! He  had  always  intended  to  move   back   to   Vermont   at   some   point,   so   when  we  got  married  we  came  back.   He  had  been  in  this  community  for   quite   a   long   time   before   he   went   out   there   (to   California).   For   me   it   was   all   new,   but   it   was   really   nice   because   he   knew   so   many   people   and  I  felt  so  welcomed.   And   for   the   yoga,   the   response   has   been   really   amazing.   I   taught   in   the   basement   of   St.   Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Church  for  two  years.  Then  I  moved   above   ground   into   the   Unitarian   Church   where   it   used   to   be   over   in   Cross   Street   and   I   was   there   for   two  years,  and  then  the  space  in  the   Marble  Works  opened  up.  So  it  was   really  great  because  by  the  time  the   Marble  Works  space  opened  up  I  had   been   teaching   yoga   in   Middlebury   IRUÂżYH\HDUVDQGWKHUHZDVHQRXJK of  a  base  of  support.

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Had  you  been  a  yoga  teacher   for  some  time  at  that  point? Yes,   I   had   been   a   full-­time   yoga  teacher  in  California  for   a  few  years  before  we  moved  here.  

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'LG\RXÂżQGWKDWWKHFRPPX-­ nity  here   was   already   excited   about  yoga,  or  was  it  a  struggle  to  get   people  to  the  studio? I   think   it   was   really   easy   for   me,   because   while   there   was   yoga   here,   and   there   are   other   yoga   teachers   around,   there   wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   anybody   anywhere   in   this   area   that   practices  the  kind  of  yoga  that  I  teach.   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not  for  everybody,  but  I  think  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   appealing   enough   that   people   really   can   respond   to   it.   â&#x20AC;Ś   Iyengar   yoga   is   really   a   thinking   personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   yoga.   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   for   people   who   are   very   intel-­ lectually   curious,   willing   to   explore   their   body   and   their   mind   in   a   new   way.   It   is   such   a   deep   practice.   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   such   a   depth.   â&#x20AC;Ś   I   feel   like   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   just   scratching   the   surface,   after   practic-­ ing  for  25  years  I  feel  as  though  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   just  at  the  start  of  my  journey.  There   is   such   a   richness   to   it.  And   I   think   people  respond  to  the  rigor  of  it.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   not  sloppy.  There  is  a  lot  of  attention   to  details.   I   love   looking   around   and   seeing   the  cashier  from  the  co-­op,  veterinar-­ ians,  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  all  just  in  there  together.   Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  lot  of  specialization  going   on  right  now  in  the  yoga  worldâ&#x20AC;ŚYou   see  that  more  in  the  large  cities.  In  a   small   town   we   canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   really   support   that,  we  all  just  need  to  be  in  the  same   space  practicing.   I  really  like  that  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  all  in  there   together   in   our   different   phases   of   life.  I  feel  like  the  older  students  are   modeling   something   very   impor-­ tant   to   the   younger   students,   which   is:   This   is   something,   this   is   meant   to   be   a   lifetime   practice.   And   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  

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JOANNA  COLWELL  OF  East  Middlebury  teaches  Iyenga  yoga  at  Otter  Creek  Yoga  in  Middlebury.  Colwell   started  teaching  in  Vermont  in  2000  and  opened  her  Marble  Works  studio  in  2011. Independent  photo/Trent  Campbell

really  important  that  you  practice  in   a   way   that   is   sustainable.   If   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   constantly   pushing   yourself,   and   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  tearing  muscles,  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  going   to   burn   out   and   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   not   going   to   want  to  do  it  when  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  70.

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Otter  Creek   Yoga   has   quite   the   devoted   following.   Can   you  talk  about  the  community  aspect   of   practicing   yoga   in   a   town   like   Middlebury? :KHQ , ÂżUVW VWDUWHG WHDFKLQJ â&#x20AC;Ś   I   was   thinking   of   it   more   DV WKH EHQHÂżW IRU HDFK LQGLYLGXDO person,  which  of  course  is  still  there.   â&#x20AC;Ś   And,   since   I   opened   the   studio   especially,   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   really   gotten   the   sense   that   there   is   this   collective   thing  that  happens   too,  where  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  

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all  in   there   practicing   together.  And   you   can   do   more   things   actually   when   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   in   there   with   a   group.   There  is  an  energy,  for  lack  of  a  better   word,  (a  sense)  that  we  are  all  in  there   together,  and  I  love  that.   When   we   moved   into   the   new   space  in  Marble  Works,  we  had  this   area   to   have   tea   at   the   end   of   class   and  I  loved  that.  Our  old  space  in  the   Marble  Works  there  was  just  a  coat-­ room,  no  little  foyer  or  anything.  The   tea  has  just  turned  out  to  be  lovely,  I   love  watching  people  after  class  have   their  tea  and  talk  to  each  other. I  sort  of  consider  it  my  mission  to   say,  this  is  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  yogaâ&#x20AC;?  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   really   for   everyone.   I   love   it   when   people   have   the   courage   (to   begin).   One   of   my   favorite   things   about  

running  the   studio   is   seeing   those   people   who   really   do   want   to   make   some   kind   of   a   change.   Maybe   life   has   become   somewhat   unmanage-­ able   or   there   is   just   the   sense   that   there   could   be   more   freedom   and   space  in  the  body-­mind.  Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  what   ZHÂśUHWKHUHIRUWRVHHWKDWSHRSOHÂżQG that  freedom  and  space,  and  the  cour-­ age  to  come  try  a  class. In  our  resistance  to  change,  some-­ times  we  also  say,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh  I  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  afford   it.â&#x20AC;?   We   are   totally   committed   to   offering   yoga   to   anyone   who   wants   to   come.  We   have   a   work   exchange   program  in  the  studio,  or  we  work  out   sliding  scales  and  scholarship.  I  feel   thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  just  one  way  we  can  give  some-­ thing   back   to   this   community   thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   been  so  supportive  of  the  studio.


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Climate (Continued  from  Page  1A) PRQWœV D ZRQGHUIXO DXGLHQFH´ %HWWV VDLG ³, VSHDN WR HYHU\RQH IURP NLQ dergarteners   who   are   worried   about   rainbows  on  the  snow,  purely  a  beauty   SHUVSHFWLYHWRKLJKVFKRROHUVZKRDUH beginning   to   be   a   bit   worried   about   WKHLUIXWXUH´ With   citizens   groups,   he   said,   WKHELJTXHVWLRQLV³:KDWGRZHGR DERXWLW"´ 9HUPRQWœV JHRJUDSKLF ORFDWLRQ PHDQV WKDW ³RXU ZLQWHU FOLPDWH LV FKDQJLQJ YHU\ IDVW´ %HWWV VDLG ³:H KDYHWRGHDOZLWKLW´ STAGER  TALKS  AT  COLLEGE $GLURQGDFNVEDVHG DXWKRU DQG SD OHRHFRORJLVW &XUW 6WDJHU ZLOO JLYH D WDONDW0LGGOHEXU\&ROOHJHRQ-DQ DW  SP LQ D WREHGHWHUPLQHG ORFDWLRQ6WDJHUœVUHFHQWERRN³'HHS )XWXUH 7KH 1H[W  <HDUV RQ (DUWK´ ZDV RQ Kirkus   Reivewsœ %HVW 1RQ¿FWLRQRI+LVZRUNKDVDOVR appeared  in  Nature  and  Science  maga ]LQHVDQGKHGRHVDZHHNO\VKRZIRU North  Country  Public  Radio. 6WDJHUZDVLQYLWHGWRVSHDNE\ZLQ WHUWHUPSURIHVVRUDQGSDOHRFOLPDWROR JLVW -HUHP\ 6KDNXQ D  0LGGOH bury   grad   who   returned   to   his   alma   PDWHUWRWHDFKD³-WHUP´FRXUVHFDOOHG ³7KH)XWXUHRI(DUWKœV&OLPDWHDV5H YHDOHGE\LWV3DVW´ 6KDNXQ D SRVWGRFWRUDO IHOORZ DW +DUYDUG GLG KLV GRFWRUDWDO UHVHDUFK ZLWKGDWDIURPLFHFRUHVGULOOHGWKURXJK

ice  sheets  in  Antarctica.   ³:KDW \RX FDQ GR LV ORRN DW OLWWOH trapped  air  bubbles  that  are  trapped  in   the  glacier,  and  that  records  a  sample   RIDQFLHQWDWPRVSKHUHIURPZKHQHYHU WKDW VQRZ IHOO´ 6KDNXQ VDLG QRWLQJ that   some   ice   sheets   were   two   miles   GHHS ZLWK ERWWRP OD\HUV RYHU D PLO OLRQ\HDUVROG7KDWJLYHVUHVHDUFKHUV WKHDELOLW\WRORRNDWKRZ&2 FDUERQ GLR[LGH OHYHOVFKDQJHGRYHUKXQGUHGV RIWKRXVDQGVRI\HDUVZKLFKJLYHVDQ HPSLULFDOEDVLVIRUXQGHUVWDQGLQJKRZ &2 ZRUNV LQ WRGD\œV DWPRVSKHUH DV

KXPDQVEXUQPRUHIRVVLOIXHOV6KDNXQ DOVRDQDO\]HVWKHFKHPLVWU\RIWKHLFH samples,  calibrating  them  and  scaling   them   to   gauge   what   the   temperatures   were   at   the   time.  The   connection   be tween  the  two  is  clear  when  graphed,   causing   researchers   to   wonder   which   was  causing  the  other.   ³7KLVLVVRPHWKLQJFOLPDWHGHQLHUV KLW RQ DOO WKH WLPH WKH LGHD WKDW LI  &2 FDXVHV ZDUPLQJ WKHQ &2 OHYHOV VKRXOG ULVH EHIRUH ZDUPLQJ Though  we  see  that  warming  occurs   EHIRUH&2JRHVXSVRZKDWœVWKDWDOO

DERXWWRGD\"´ 6KDNXQÂśVVWXG\WDFNOHGWKHGLOHPPD that  the   Antarctic   datasets   presented.   6LQFH&2OHYHOVZRXOGEHWKHVDPH DFURVV WKH JOREH KH WRRN GDWDVHWV RI WHPSHUDWXUHV IURP *UHHQODQG DQG  other   locations   around   the   world   to   JUDSKDWKLUGGDWDVHWJOREDOWHPSHUD WXUHV ZKLFK ZHUH GLIIHUHQW WKDQ MXVW $QWDUFWLFWHPSHUDWXUHV6KDNXQIRXQG that   Antarctic   temperatures   went   up   ÂżUVW EHIRUH WKH JOREDO WHPSHUDWXUH ² DQG WKDW &2 OHYHOV URVH EHIRUH JOREDO WHPSHUDWXUH 7KH ÂłSXQFKOLQH´ DV 6KDNXQ SXW LW LV WKDW &2 OHYHOV GR ULVH EHIRUH JOREDO WHPSHUDWXUHV VWUHQJWKHQLQJWKHFDVHIRUWKDWFDXVH DQGHIIHFWUHODWLRQVKLS ,Q D UHFHQW LQWHUYLHZ 6WDJHU VDLG WKDW SDOHRVFLHQFH EULQJV WKH VWXG\ RI climate   change   into   the   present,   and   SXVKHV LW LQWR WKH IXWXUH +LV EDFN ground  is  in  biology  and  geology,  and   KHFDOOVKLPVHOIDÂłSDOHRJX\´ZKLFK means  that  his  approach  to  the  natural   VFLHQFHV FRPHV IURP VWXGLHV RI WKH FOLPDWHVDQGHFRV\VWHPVRIWKHSDVW² sometimes  eons  into  the  past.   7KDWNLQGRIORQJWHUPSHUVSHFWLYH ZKLFK LQFOXGHV GUDPDWLF UDSLG Ă&#x20AC;XF WXDWLRQV LQ WKH HDUWKÂśV WHPSHUDWXUHV leads  to  discussions  on  climate  change   WKDW FDQ EH GLVKHDUWHQLQJ DQG ÂłMXVW PDNH\RXZDQWWRMXPSRIIDEULGJH´ he  said,  because  the  issue  is  so  big  and   FRPSOH[WKDWSHRSOHIHHOKHOSOHVV %XWWKHDGYDQWDJHRI6WDJHUÂśVSDOHR

WRZQœV PXQLFLSDO EXLOGLQJV DIWHU D YRWHRQ7RZQ0HHWLQJ'D\LQ 7KH¿UHGHSDUWPHQWWRRNDEDFNVHDW WRWKH+ROOH\+DOOUHQRYDWLRQSURMHFW EXWDIWHU+ROOH\+DOOZDVFRPSOHWHG LQ  WRZQ RI¿FLDOV WXUQHG WKHLU DWWHQWLRQEDFNWRWKH¿UHGHSDUWPHQW IDFLOLW\ The  committee   tasked   with   plan QLQJ WKH QHZ ¿UH GHSDUWPHQW IDFLO LW\LVFKDLUHGE\$VVLVWDQW)LUH&KLHI %UHWW /D5RVH DQG DOVR LQFOXGHV ¿UH department   members   Lance   Perlee,   3-5\DQ.HYLQ/D5RVH&KULV*ULVV selectboard  members  Alan  Huizenga  

DQG 6KDURQ &RPSDJQD 7RZQ $G PLQLVWUDWRU %LOO %U\DQW DQG FLWL]HQ DWODUJH6KDZQ2[IRUG 2Q7KXUVGD\-DQDWSPWKH selectboard  will  hold  a  special  meet ing   in   Holley   Hall.   Architect   Ashar   Nelson   will   present   his   concept   de sign  to  the  public. There   will   be   two   open   houses   KHOGDWWKH1RUWK6WUHHW¿UHKRXVHRQ :HGQHVGD\)HEIURPWRSP DQG RQ 6DWXUGD\ )HE  IURP  WR 11  a.m.,  so  that  Bristol  residents  can   VWUROO WKURXJK WKH ¿UHKRXVH DQG RE VHUYHWKHVSDFHIRUWKHPVHOYHV0HP

EHUVRIWKHFRPPLWWHHZLOOEHSUHVHQW to  answer  questions  and  show  people   around.   Bryant  hopes  that  Bristol  residents   will  be  curious  about  the  historic  ele PHQWVRIWKHEXLOGLQJ³$ORWRISHR SOH KDYH QHYHU EHHQ XSVWDLUV LQ WKH ¿UHKRXVH´KHVDLG ,QDGGLWLRQWZRSXEOLFKHDULQJVIRU WKH ¿UVW ERQG ZLOO EH KHOG WKH ¿UVW DW WKH 0RQGD\ )HE  VHOHFWERDUG PHHWLQJ DW  SP LQ +ROOH\ +DOO DQGWKHVHFRQGDWWKH0DUFK7RZQ 0HHWLQJ'D\SUHYLHZDWDWLPHWREH determined.

MIDDLEBURY  COLLEGE  Winter  Term  instructor  Jeremy  Shakun  lec-­ tures  during  his  climate  change  course  Wednesday  morning.  Shakun  is   one  of  three  researchers  who  will  be  educating  community  members  in   the  coming  weeks  about  the  science  of  climate  change. Independent  photo/Trent  Campbell

Bristol (Continued  from  Page  1A) parking,  the  proposed  design  includes   a  public  meeting  space,  and  adequately   PHHWV WKH ¿UH GHSDUWPHQWœV QHHG IRU additional  space.  Bryant  described  the   FXUUHQWIDFLOLW\DV³YHU\WLJKW´ ³,WLVMXVWQRWVWDWHRIWKHDUWIRUWR GD\´KHVDLG This   proposal,   which   would   add    VTXDUH IHHW RI PXFKQHHGHG VSDFHWRWKH¿UHIDFLOLW\KDVEHHQVL[ \HDUVLQWKHPDNLQJ%U\DQWH[SODLQHG 7KHQHHGIRUDQLPSURYHG¿UHGHSDUW PHQWIDFLOLW\ZDV¿UVWUHFRPPHQGHG E\DFRQVXOWDQWKLUHGWRH[DPLQHWKH

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