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Thursday, January 17, 2013
VUHS Â spending Â driven Â higher Â by Â special Â ed Â costs By Â ANDY Â KIRKALDY SURSRVLQJDQHZEXGJHW7KRVHQHZ VERGENNES Â â€” Â A Â major Â in-Â FRVWV DUH ODUJHO\ LQ RXWRIGLVWULFW FUHDVHLQVSHFLDOHGXFDWLRQFRVWVOHG WXLWLRQ DQG WUDQVSRUWDWLRQ H[SHQVHV the Â Vergennes Â Union Â High Â School Â over Â which Â they Â have Â no Â control. Â ERDUGRQ0RQGD\WRSURSRVHD 7KRVH DGGLWLRQDO H[SHQVHV DORQH EXGJHW WKDW LI ZRXOG ERRVW WKH DSSURYHG E\ $GGL-Â FXUUHQW EXGJHW RI son Â Northwest Â Su-Â URXJKO\ PLO-Â pervisory Â Union Â vot-Â lion Â by Â 3.3 Â percent, Â HUV LQ 0DUFK ZRXOG RIÂżFLDOVVDLG ERRVW 98+6 VSHQG-Â The Â rest Â of Â higher Â ing Â by Â 5.98 Â percent. SURSRVHG 98+6 7KH ERDUGÂśV Âż-Â VSHQGLQJ LV WKH GL-Â nal Â proposal Â after Â a Â rect Â result Â of Â con-Â By Â ANDY Â KIRKALDY number Â of Â meetings Â WUDFWHG UDLVHV IRU VERGENNES Â â€” Â With Â LV MXVW VKRUW 98+6 WHDFKHUV DQG 0RQGD\ÂśV DGRSWLRQ RI RI PLOOLRQ DQG other Â employees Â D SURSRVHG PLOOLRQ FDOOV IRU D VSHQGLQJ DQG IRU WKH FRVWV RI Vergennes Â Union Â High Â increase Â of Â almost Â SURYLGLQJ EHQHÂżWV 6FKRRO EXGJHW HVWLPDWHV most Â notably Â health Â IRU $GGLVRQ 1RUWK-Â $GRSWLRQ RI WKH insurance. west Â Supervisory Â Union Â EXGJHW DOVR DOORZHG $1Z68 RIÂżFLDOV school Â tax Â rates Â have Â also Â VFKRRORIÂżFLDOVWRUH-Â ZHUH WROG WR H[SHFW EHHQUHOHDVHGDQGVKRZD OHDVH ÂżQDO HVWLPDWHV an Â increase Â in Â health Â (See Â ANwSU, Â Page Â 16A) 6,9$1&27(/+($'RIRSHUDWLRQVDQGÂżQDQFHIRU:KLVWOH3LJJXLGHVDVLWHYLVLWRIWKH6KRUHKDPFRPSDQ\ÂśVIDUPDQGERWWOLQJRSHUDWLRQ7XHV-Â of Â the Â impact Â of Â pro-Â insurance Â costs Â â€” Â day Â morning Â as Â part Â of Â a Â District Â 9 Â Environmental Â Commission Â review. Â The Â commissionâ€™s Â decision Â could Â have Â an Â effect Â on Â whether Â agricultural Â SRVHG DOUHDG\ KLJKHU WKDQ operations Â need Â Act Â 250 Â permits. VFKRRO VSHQGLQJ RQ ORFDO SURSHUW\ PLOOLRQ LQ WKH 98+6 EXGJHW Â˛ Independent Â photo/Trent Â Campbell tax Â rates Â (see Â story). RI EHWZHHQ DQG SHUFHQW DQG 98+6 RIÂżFLDOV VDLG RI DW WKH UHFRPPHQGDWLRQ RI 6XSHULQ-Â QHZVSHFLDOHGXFDWLRQFRVWVLVOHDY-Â WHQGHQW 7RP 2Âś%ULHQ DOO $1Z68 LQJ WKHLU KDQGV HVVHQWLDOO\ WLHG LQ (See Â VUHS, Â Page Â 16A) SHUPLW KH QHHGV WR SURFHHG ZLWK KLV SURSRVHG FRXOGKDYHRQVWDWHUHYLHZRIIXWXUHDJULFXOWXUDO RQVLWHZKLVNH\GLVWLOOHU\6RPHRIKLVQHLJKERUV projects. Â KDYH VHUYHG QRWLFH WKH\ ZLOO FRQWHVW WKH SURMHFW ,QDUHODWHGSDUDOOHOPDWWHU'LVWULFW(QYLURQ-Â EDVHGRQWKHLUFRQFHUQVDERXWWKHSURSRVHGHQWHU-Â PHQWDO&RPPLVVLRQ&RRUGLQDWRU*HRIIUH\*UHHQ By Â JOHN Â FLOWERS SULVHWKDWLQFOXGHWKHSRWHQWLDOVSUHDGRIDEODFN KDV EHHQ DVNHG WR LVVXH D MXULVGLFWLRQDO RSLQLRQ 0,''/(%85< Â˛ :KLVWOH3LJ RZQHU DQG PROG WKDW WKH\ EHOLHYH ZLOO EH D E\SURGXFW RI RQ ZKDW FRPSRQHQWV RI WKH :KLVWOH3LJ SURMHFW IRXQGHU 5DM %KDWND KDG KRSHG WKLV \HDU WR EHJLQ WKHZKLVNH\PDNLQJSURFHVVÂ˛DPROGWKH\IHDU VKRXOG EH VXEMHFW WR $FW UHYLHZ 9HUPRQW harvesting Â rye Â grown Â on Â his Â 500-Âacre Â farm Â off Â FRXOGHQYHORSDQGGDPDJHDGMDFHQWIRUHVWODQGD DJULFXOWXUDO RSHUDWLRQV KDYH KLVWRULFDOO\ HQMR\HG 6KRUHKDPÂśV4XLHW9DOOH\5RDGDFURSKHZDQWVWR EHUU\DQGIUXLWIDUPDQGDVXJDUEXVK VXEVWDQWLDOSHUPLWWLQJH[HPSWLRQV%XWRIÂżFLDOVLQ GLVWLOODQGVWRUHLQRDNEDUUHOVWRDJHIRUXSWR It Â is Â a Â case Â that Â will Â feature Â testimony Â from Â a Â this Â case Â will Â have Â to Â sort Â out Â exactly Â what Â com-Â \HDUVWRPDWXUHLQWRKLJKHQGZKLVNH\ EODFNPROGH[SHUWZLWQHVVIURP&DQDGDDQGZLOO SRQHQWVRIWKH:KLVWOH3LJRSHUDWLRQVKRXOGMXVWL-Â %XW QRZ %KDWND LV FRQFHUQHG WKDW KH KLPVHOI EH NHHQO\ PRQLWRUHG E\ IDUPHUV DQG SODQQHUV ÂżDEO\IDOOXQGHU$FWUHYLHZ7KDWZLOOPHDQ ZLOO DJH FRQVLGHUDEO\ EHIRUH JHWWLQJ WKH$FW throughout Â the Â state Â for Â the Â impact Â the Â outcome Â (See Â WhistlePig, Â Page Â 15A)
ANwSU Â tax Â rates Â seen Â rising Â by Â 7 Â to Â 9.6 Â cents
Whiskey Â proposal Â takes Â some Â shots
Shoreham Â case Â eyed Â for Â its bearing Â on Â farms, Â Act Â 250
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Otter Â Valley Â Union Â High Â School Â Co-ÂPrincipal Â Jim Â Avery Â passed Â on Â the Â Brandon Â schoolâ€™s Â congratula-Â tions Â to Â OV Â faculty Â member Â Pattie Â &DQGRQ IRU EHLQJ YRWHG Âł2IÂżFLDO of Â the Â Yearâ€? Â by Â the Â Vermont Â Field Â Hockey Â Coaches Â Association. Â We Â second Â that! Vergennes Â Union Â High Â School Â teacher Â Sarah Â Thompson Â has Â been Â VHOHFWHG DV DQ 8QVXQJ +HUR LQ WKH Saint Â Michaelâ€™s Â College Â Teacher Â 5HFRJQLWLRQ 3URJUDP 7KH &RO-Â FKHVWHUFROOHJHVDLGLWZDVKRQRULQJ 7KRPSVRQ DQG RWKHU WHDFKHUV ZKR SURYLGHG VWXGHQWV ZLWK DFDGHPLF VNLOOV DQG PRUDO VXSSRUW 6KH ZDV QRPLQDWHG IRU WKH KRQRU E\ UHFHQW 98+6 JUDG DQG 6W 0LNHÂśV IUHVK-Â PDQ1LFN3DTXLQ+HZURWHÂł,EH-Â OLHYH 6DUDK VKRXOG JHW WKLV DZDUG because Â she Â always Â went Â out Â of Â her Â ZD\WRKHOSPHWKURXJKP\VWXGLHV She Â was Â there Â to Â help Â me Â with Â any Â SUREOHP,HYHUKDG6KHZDVOLNHD UHDOO\FRROPRPRUJXDUGLDQ1RWWR mention Â she Â is Â one Â of Â the Â nicest Â peo-Â SOH,ÂśYHHYHUPHW6KHWUXO\GHVHUYHV WKLVDZDUGÂ´ (See Â By Â the Â way, Â Page Â 3A)
Broadband access critical to Vermontâ€™s telecommuters Officials says state will be 100 percent connected by end of 2013 By Â XIAN Â CHIANG-ÂWAREN ADDISON Â COUNTY Â â€” Â While Â nearly Â all Â Vermonters Â rely Â on Â the Â Internet Â to Â stay Â on Â top Â of Â business, Â schooling Â or Â their Â social Â lives, Â no Â JURXS LV PRUH GHSHQGHQW RQ IDVW reliable Â Internet Â service Â than Â tele-Â commuters. Âł, VSHQG PRVW RI WKH GD\ FRQ-Â QHFWHG UHPRWHO\ WR D V\VWHP WKDW , GR SHUFHQW RI P\ ZRUN RQÂ´ VDLG$GGLVRQ UHVLGHQW %UDG &ODUN +HÂśV WKH ,7 GLUHFWRU IRU 5HWDLO9L-Â sion, Â a Â magazine Â sales Â promotion Â FRPSDQ\WKDWODVWIDOOFORVHGLWVRI-Â
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MIDDLEBURY Â INTERACTIVE Â LANGUAGES Â CEO Â Jane Â Swift Â announc-Â es Â the Â launch Â of Â the Â companyâ€™s Â international Â language Â instruction Â prod-Â ucts Â Monday Â at Â company Â headquarters Â in Â Middlebury. Independent Â photo/Trent Â Campbell
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Vergennes, Â state Â police Â bust Â three Â locals Â for Â selling Â heroin
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PAGE Â 2A Â â€” Â Addison Â Independent, Â Thursday, Â January Â 17, Â 2013
Middlebury Â considers, Â activists Â back Â fossil Â fuel Â divestment MIDDLEBURY Â â€” Â As Â the Â Mid-Â dlebury Â College Â administration Â gears Â up Â to Â hold Â a Â symposium Â to Â discuss Â the Â collegeâ€™s Â endowment Â policies Â and Â practices Â next Â Tuesday, Â student Â activists Â and Â Scholar Â in Â Resi-Â dence Â Bill Â McKibben Â will Â get Â a Â bit Â of Â a Â jump Â on Â the Â process Â with Â their Â own Â divestment Â event Â this Â Sunday. The Â college Â will Â kick Â off Â a Â formal Â process Â to Â consider Â divesting Â its Â en-Â dowment Â from Â fossil Â fuels Â and Â arms Â manufacturers Â with Â a Â major Â â€œDo Â The Â Mathâ€? Â event Â at Â Mead Â Chapel Â on Â Jan. Â 20 Â from Â 7:30 Â to Â 10 Â p.m. â€œIf Â youâ€™re Â curious Â about Â divest-Â ment, Â this Â event Â will Â be Â a Â chance Â
to Â see Â why Â it Â has Â suddenly Â emerged Â as Â the Â biggest Â student Â movement Â in Â a Â very Â long Â time,â€? Â says Â McKibben, Â Mid-Â dleburyâ€™s Â Schumann Â Distinguished Â Scholar Â and Â co-Âfounder Â of Â the Â interna-Â tional Â climate Â campaign Â 350.org. Over Â 200 Â colleges Â and Â universities Â across Â the Â country Â have Â joined Â the Â new Â fossil Â fuel Â divestment Â campaign Â that Â McKibben Â helped Â launch Â this Â past Â fall Â with Â 350.orgâ€™s Â sold-Âout Â 21-Âcity Â â€œDo Â The Â Mathâ€? Â tour. Â The Â campaign Â is Â modeled Â on Â the Â 1980s Â campaign Â to Â di-Â vest Â from Â apartheid Â South Â Africa. This Â November, Â in Â response Â to Â a Â surge Â of Â student Â activism Â at Â Middle-Â bury, Â College Â President Â Ronald Â Li-Â
ebowitz Â revealed Â that Â 3.6 Â percent Â of Â Middleburyâ€™s Â $900 Â million Â endow-Â ment Â is Â invested Â in Â fossil Â fuels. Â The Â president Â agreed Â to Â a Â formal Â process Â to Â consider Â divestment Â that Â will Â begin Â next Â week. â€œâ€˜Midd Â Does Â The Â Mathâ€™ Â will Â offer Â the Â Middlebury Â community Â a Â chance Â to Â engage Â in Â a Â movement Â that Â belongs Â to Â all Â of Â us,â€? Â said Â Greta Â Neubauer, Â a Â student Â organizer Â on Â campus. Â â€œWe Â ap-Â preciate Â the Â administrationâ€™s Â commit-Â ment Â to Â dialogue Â and Â look Â forward Â to Â this Â conversation Â yielding Â a Â commit-Â ment Â to Â action.â€? More Â than Â 700 Â students, Â faculty, Â ad-Â ministrators Â and Â community Â members Â
are Â expected Â to Â attend Â the Â Jan Â 20 Â â€œDo Â The Â Mathâ€? Â event Â at Â Middlebury. For Â its Â part, Â the Â college Â has Â sched-Â uled Â a Â 90-Âminute Â panel Â for Â Jan. Â 22 Â at Â 7:30 Â p.m. Â in Â the Â McCullough Â Social Â 6SDFH,WLVWREHWKHÂżUVWLQDVHULHVRI talks Â about Â the Â endowment Â to Â address Â the Â possibility Â of Â reinvesting Â else-Â where Â the Â $32 Â million Â of Â the Â endow-Â ment Â that Â is Â currently Â invested Â in Â fossil Â fuel Â companies. In Â an Â email Â to Â the Â college Â commu-Â nity, Â Liebowitz Â emphasized Â that Â this Â symposium Â will Â not Â focus Â on Â global Â warming, Â but Â would Â look Â instead Â from Â a Â higher Â level Â at Â what Â divestment Â in Â general Â would Â mean Â to Â the Â college.
â€œWhat Â are Â the Â pros Â and Â cons Â of Â us-Â ing Â divestment Â and/or Â other Â means Â to Â address Â climate-Ârelated Â concerns?â€? Â Li-Â ebowitz Â wrote Â in Â a Â Jan. Â 9 Â email Â to Â the Â college Â community. Â The Â panel Â in Â McCullough Â Social Â Space Â will Â be Â open Â to Â the Â Middlebury Â College Â community, Â though Â an Â as-Âof-Â \HWXQGHWHUPLQHGRYHUĂ€RZVSDFHZLOO â€œif Â warranted,â€? Â live Â stream Â the Â talk. Â The Â public Â will Â be Â invited Â to Â the Â over-Â Ă€RZVSDFH The Â panelists Â will Â include Â McK-Â ibben;Íž Â Ralph Â Earle, Â a Â clean Â energy Â venture Â investor Â and Â former Â assistant Â secretary Â of Â environmental Â affairs Â in Â Massachusetts;Íž Â Alice Â Handy, Â the Â
founder Â and Â president Â of Â Investure, Â the Â company Â that Â manages Â Middle-Â bury Â Collegeâ€™s Â $900 Â million Â endow-Â ment;Íž Â Mark Â Kritzman, Â an Â author Â and Â 0,7DGMXQFWSURIHVVRULQÂżQDQFHDQG John Â Tormondsen, Â a Â 1982 Â Middlebury Â College Â graduate, Â a Â college Â trustee Â and Â chair Â of Â the Â trusteesâ€™ Â investment Â com-Â mittee. The Â panel Â will Â be Â moderated Â by Â 1978 Â Middlebury Â grad Â David Â Salem, Â former Â founding Â president Â and Â chief Â LQYHVWPHQW RIÂżFHU RI7KH ,QYHVWPHQW Fund Â for Â Foundations Â (TIFF) Â as Â well Â as Â a Â past Â member Â of Â the Â collegeâ€™s Â board Â of Â trustees Â and Â investment Â committee.
Colleges Â uniting Â to Â save Â on Â purchases
The Â big Â cheese GOV. Â PETER Â SHUMLIN, Â far Â left, Â gets Â a Â tour Â of Â Cabot/Agri-ÂMarkâ€™s Â Middlebury Â facility Â from Â plant Â manager Â Bernie Â Boudreau Â Monday Â afternoon. Â 9HUPRQW&RPPHUFHDQG&RPPXQLW\'HYHORSPHQW6HFUHWDU\/DZUHQFH0LOOHUFHQWHUDQGRWKHUVWDWHDQG&DERWRIÂżFLDOVDFFRPSDQLHGWKH governor Â on Â the Â tour. Independent Â photo/Trent Â Campbell
By Â JOHN Â S. Â McCRIGHT MIDDLEBURY Â â€” Â Middlebury Â College Â is Â joining Â two Â other Â Vermont Â private Â colleges Â in Â a Â consortium Â to Â re-Â duce Â costs Â associated Â with Â purchasing Â supplies Â and Â services Â common Â to Â all Â three Â institutions. 7KHFKLHIÂżQDQFLDORIÂżFHUVRI0LG-Â dlebury Â College, Â Champlain Â College Â and Â Saint Â Michaelâ€™s Â College Â will Â di-Â rect Â the Â creation Â of Â the Â Green Â Moun-Â tain Â Higher Â Education Â Consortium Â (GMHEC). Â The Â groupâ€™s Â focus Â is Â to Â ÂżQG ZD\V WR LQFUHDVH HIIHFWLYHQHVV DQG HIÂżFLHQF\ ZKHQ SXUFKDVLQJ VXS-Â plies, Â and Â other Â business Â and Â admin-Â istrative Â services Â common Â to Â all Â three Â institutions. Â â€œWe Â are Â simply Â envisioning Â ways Â WR LPSURYH RXU HIÂżFLHQFLHV DQG KHOS drive Â down Â administrative Â costs Â in Â areas Â common Â to Â all Â three Â colleges,â€? Â said Â David Â J. Â Provost, Â senior Â vice Â SUHVLGHQW IRU ÂżQDQFH DQG DGPLQLVWUD-Â tion Â at Â Champlain Â College, Â in Â a Â press Â release. Â â€œA Â consortium Â will Â allow Â us Â to Â SRRORXUSXUFKDVLQJSRZHUDQGVLJQLÂż-Â cantly Â reduce Â costs Â at Â each Â college.â€? Patrick Â Norton, Â vice Â president Â for Â ÂżQDQFH DQG WUHDVXUHU DW 0LGGOHEXU\ College Â said Â it Â was Â too Â early Â to Â put Â an Â estimate Â on Â how Â much Â money Â could Â be Â saved. â€œHowever, Â by Â leveraging Â the Â com-Â bined Â buying Â power Â of Â the Â three Â col-Â leges, Â and Â by Â sharing Â common Â ad-Â ministrative Â services, Â the Â expectation Â is Â that Â we Â will Â realize Â some Â savings, Â
LQFUHDVH HIÂżFLHQF\ DQG LQFUHDVH WKH quality Â and Â depth Â and Â breadth Â of Â sup-Â plies Â and Â services,â€? Â he Â told Â the Â Inde-Â pendent. Norton Â wouldnâ€™t Â say Â exactly Â what Â kinds Â of Â things Â could Â be Â bought Â in Â bulk Â for Â all Â three Â colleges, Â but Â he Â agreed Â that Â commodities Â like Â paper, Â cleaning Â supplies, Â food Â and Â fuel Â could Â be Â on Â the Â shopping Â list. Â On Â the Â services Â side, Â he Â agreed Â that Â the Â GMHEC Â could Â con-Â sider Â everything Â from Â garbage Â pickup Â and Â travel Â planning Â to Â legal Â services Â and Â media Â buys. â€œYes, Â those Â are Â the Â types Â of Â supplies Â and Â services Â will Â be Â considered,â€? Â he Â said Â in Â an Â email Â response Â to Â questions. Â The Â GMHEC Â is Â due Â to Â be Â formed Â by Â the Â end Â of Â June Â as Â a Â â€œseparate Â 501c3 Â QRQSURÂżWKRXVHGLQ9HUPRQWWKDWZLOO contain Â consortium Â employees Â includ-Â ing Â purchasing Â buyers Â to Â negotiate Â good Â prices Â for Â high Â quality Â goods Â and Â services.â€? â€œThe Â consortium Â has Â the Â potential Â to Â slow Â rising Â administrative Â costs Â by Â le-Â veraging Â the Â combined Â buying Â power Â of Â the Â three Â colleges, Â and Â by Â sharing Â common Â administrative Â services. Â Our Â intention Â is Â to Â create Â a Â successful Â con-Â sortium Â that Â will Â address Â the Â issue Â of Â cost Â over Â the Â long Â term,â€? Â Norton Â said. Similar Â consortia Â exist Â in Â other Â areas Â of Â the Â country Â including Â Boston Â and Â Amherst, Â Mass., Â and Â Claremont, Â Ca-Â lif. Â These Â partnerships Â have Â proven Â to Â EHEHQHÂżFLDOIRUXPVIRUVKDULQJLGHDV and Â collaborating.
Publisher Â suing Â Green Â Mountain Â Power Â for Â false Â arrest Salisbury Case Â occurred Â at Â Lowell Â wind Â site
By Â JUNE Â PICHEL Â COOK Hardwick Â Gazette NEWPORT Â â€” Â Green Â Mountain Â Powerâ€™s Â public Â relations Â nightmare Â has Â morphed Â into Â a Â civil Â action Â by Â Barton Â Chronicle Â publisher Â and Â journalist Â Chris Â Braithwaite. Â His Â ar-Â rest Â in Â December Â 2011 Â while Â cover-Â ing Â a Â demonstration Â at Â the Â Kingdom Â Community Â Wind Â Project Â on Â Lowell Â Mountain Â was Â dismissed Â last Â month. Â 1RZ KH KDV ÂżOHG VXLW DJDLQVW *03 alleging Â false Â arrest. 7KHFRPSODLQWZDVÂżOHG'HF 2012, Â in Â the Â Orleans Â Superior Â Court-Â Civil Â Division Â by Â attorney Â Phil Â White Â on Â Braithwaiteâ€™s Â behalf. Â Both Â GMP Â and Â former Â GMP Â communica-Â tion Â manager Â David Â Coriell Â (who Â has Â since Â left Â the Â company Â to Â attend Â law Â school Â in Â New Â York) Â Â are Â listed Â as Â defendants. Â Braithwaite Â is Â seek-Â ing Â compensatory Â and Â consequential Â damages Â of Â at Â least Â $22,530;Íž Â legal Â interest Â at Â a Â rate Â of Â 12 Â percent/per Â annum;Íž Â punitive Â damages, Â attorneys Â fees Â and Â expenses Â related Â to Â the Â civil Â action, Â and Â such Â relief Â as Â the Â court Â may Â deem Â just Â and Â equitable. The Â complaint Â cites Â Coriell Â as Â
â€œknowingly, Â intentionally, Â mali-Â its Â agents, Â and Â Coriell Â had Â â€œmain-Â ciously, Â and Â fraudulentlyâ€? Â causing Â tained Â a Â symbiotic Â relationship Â with Â the Â false Â arrest Â of Â Braithwaite. Â Cori-Â Vermont Â State Â Police Â and Â Orleans Â ell Â was Â acting Â within Â his Â authority Â as Â &RXQW\ ODZ HQIRUFHPHQW RIÂżFHUV LQ an Â employee Â of Â GMP, Â which Â is Â vicar-Â coordinating Â the Â times Â and Â condi-Â iously Â liable Â for Â the Â damages Â caused Â tions Â under Â which Â protesters Â would Â by Â his Â actions, Â according Â or Â would Â not Â be Â arrested Â to Â the Â suit. Â It Â further Â al-Â for Â unlawful Â trespass.â€? leges Â that Â Coriell Â know-Â The complaint GMP, Â its Â agents, Â in-Â ingly Â â€œmade Â false Â and Â cites David cluding Â Coriell Â and Â slanderous Â statements Â to Â Coriell, then Orleans Â County Â law Â DODZHQIRUFHPHQWRIÂżFHU an employee HQIRUFHPHQW RIÂżFHUV about Â Braithwaite, Â which Â of Green jointly Â participated Â in Â the Â wrongfully Â induced Â the Â planning Â and Â execution Â RIÂżFHUWRWDNHDFWLRQFDXV-Â Mountain of Â arrests Â of Â protesters. Power, as ing Â Braithwaite Â harm.â€? â€œGMP Â and/or Â Coriell Â The Â complaint Â states Â â€œknowingly, were Â acting Â under Â the Â GMP Â and Â Coriell Â knew Â intentionally, color Â of Â law Â and Â engag-Â Braithwaite Â had Â permis-Â maliciously, ing Â in Â â€˜state Â actionâ€™ Â when Â sion Â to Â be Â on Â the Â property, Â they Â maliciously Â gave Â and frauduand Â misinformation Â given Â the Â government Â false Â and Â to Â law Â enforcement Â led Â lentlyâ€? causmisleading Â information Â to Â Braithwaiteâ€™s Â false Â ar-Â ing the false with Â the Â purpose Â of Â caus-Â rest Â and Â prosecution Â for Â arrest of jour- ing Â the Â government Â to Â unlawful Â trespass. Â Cori-Â nalist Chris engage Â in Â false Â arrest Â and Â ell Â and Â GMP Â had Â a Â duty Â Braithwaite. wrongful Â prosecution,â€? Â to Â promptly Â disclose Â the Â White Â states. true Â facts, Â but Â both Â Cori-Â Braithwaite Â was Â acting Â ell Â and Â GMP Â â€œnegligently, Â intention-Â within Â well Â established Â First Â Amend-Â ally, Â maliciously, Â and/or Â fraudulently Â ment Â rights, Â White Â states, Â by Â voic-Â concealed Â information Â for Â over Â 12 Â ing Â strong Â opinions Â and Â publishing Â months, Â all Â to Â the Â harm, Â detriment, Â ÂłÂżHUFH HGLWRULDOV RSSRVLQJ *03ÂśV and Â damageâ€? Â of Â Braithwaite. commercial Â wind Â project Â on Â a Â ridge-Â The Â complaint Â cites Â that Â GMP, Â line Â in Â Lowell.â€?
They Â maliciously Â unleashed Â the Â power Â of Â government Â against Â Braith-Â waite Â in Â retaliation Â for Â the Â exercise Â of Â his Â well Â established Â First Â Amend-Â ment Â rights Â and Â did Â so Â with Â the Â intent Â to Â impair Â the Â ongoing Â exercise Â there-Â of, Â White Â charges. Â Their Â conduct Â is Â a Â violation Â of Â Vermontâ€™s Â civil Â rights Â laws Â as Â well Â and Â was Â a Â â€œmalicious Â and Â unconstitutional Â retaliation Â for Â the Â exercise Â of Â Braithwaiteâ€™s Â right Â to Â publish Â his Â opinions Â regarding Â the Â commercial Â wind Â project Â in Â Lowell.â€? Braithwaite Â was Â arrested Â on Â Dec. Â 5, Â 2011, Â along Â with Â the Â protesters Â he Â was Â covering;Íž Â and, Â like Â the Â protest-Â ers, Â he Â was Â charged Â with Â trespassing. Â Charges Â were Â dropped Â in Â Decem-Â ber Â 2012, Â a Â year Â later Â after Â internal Â e-Âmails Â subpoenaed Â from Â GMP Â re-Â vealed Â reporters Â were Â not Â to Â be Â ar-Â rested. Â Coriell Â was Â on Â the Â mountain Â acting Â in Â conjunction Â with Â law Â en-Â IRUFHPHQWRIÂżFHUVZKHQ%UDLWKZDLWH was Â arrested. White Â is Â seeking Â to Â retain Â the Â sub-Â poenaed Â internal Â GMP Â documents, Â which Â were Â revealed Â after Â a Â jury Â had Â been Â selected Â for Â Braithwaiteâ€™s Â trial. Â As Â of Â Jan. Â 8, Â the Â court Â had Â not Â ruled Â on Â the Â request. The Â complaint Â alleges Â GMP Â failed Â to Â disclose Â information Â to Â the Â Orleans Â County Â Stateâ€™s Â Attorneyâ€™s Â
RIÂżFHUHODWLQJWRLWVFRQVHQWIRUUH-Â porters Â to Â be Â on Â the Â property Â to Â cov-Â er Â protests, Â and Â Coriell Â had Â explicit Â instructions Â to Â inform Â law Â enforce-Â PHQWRIÂżFHUV7KHVWDWHGURSSHGLWV criminal Â trespass Â charges Â against Â Braithwaite Â after Â the Â internal Â e-Â mails Â were Â revealed. Â Deputy Â Stateâ€™s Â Attorney Â Sarah Â Baker Â maintains Â the Â state Â dropped Â its Â charges Â because Â of Â the Â â€œunavailability Â of Â Coriellâ€? Â to Â testify Â and Â refute Â the Â e-Âmails. The Â state Â dropped Â the Â charges Â against Â Braithwaite Â without Â preju-Â dice, Â leaving Â the Â door Â open Â to Â re-Â instate Â them Â in Â the Â future. Â White Â ÂżOHG D PRWLRQ WR KDYH WKH FKDUJHV dropped Â with Â prejudice. Â Judge Â Howard Â VanBenthuysen Â ruled Â in Â fa-Â vor Â of Â Whiteâ€™s Â motion Â at Â the Â end Â of Â December. VanBenthuysen Â wrote: Â â€œNothing Â in Â the Â Stateâ€™s Â response Â to Â the Â Mo-Â tion Â (Whiteâ€™s) Â explains Â how Â it Â could Â resurrect Â this Â prosecution Â in Â the Â face Â of Â the Â GMP Â memoranda, Â revealed Â at Â the Â eleventh Â and Â a Â half Â hour Â to Â both Â the Â Defense Â and Â the Â State.â€? Consent Â is Â the Â key Â element Â of Â the Â offense, Â VanBenthuysen Â stated. Â He Â said Â GMP Â apparently Â consented Â to Â the Â mediaâ€™s Â presence Â at Â the Â protests Â and Â instructions Â were Â given Â that Â the Â media Â not Â be Â arrested.
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Egypt on cusp of change By Â Haviland Â Smith Voting Â on Â the Â new Â Egyptian Â constitution, Â which Â was Â written Â al-Â most Â entirely Â by Â the Â Muslim Â Brotherhood, Â shows Â the Â Brotherhood Â won. Â However, Â with Â internal Â dissent Â evident Â in Â the Â low Â overall Â voter Â WXUQRXWRISHUFHQWDQGVWUHHWSURWHVWVPRXQWLQJLWLVWLPHWR WDNHDFORVHUORRNDWWKHOLNHO\UDPLÂżFDWLRQVRIWKDWGLYLVLYHZLQ7R do Â that, Â it Â is Â critical Â that Â we Â understand Â more Â about Â Egyptâ€™s Â history, Â what Â the Â Muslim Â Brotherhood Â is Â and Â what Â it Â stands Â for. Although Â Egypt Â has Â some Â of Â the Â issues Â of Â tribe, Â sect Â and Â nation Â that Â affect Â stability Â in Â the Â â€œcountriesâ€? Â of Â the Â Middle Â East Â created Â RYHUWKHSDVW\HDUVE\:HVWHUQLPSHULDOSRZHUVZKDWLVKDSSHQ-Â ing Â there Â right Â now Â has Â its Â own Â very Â distinctive Â Egyptian Â markings. 6LQFHLWVEHJLQQLQJVEHIRUH%&(J\SWKDVQRWDYRLGHGUH-Â pressive Â rule. Â The Â last Â native Â Egyptian Â dynasty Â fell Â to Â the Â Persians Â in Â the Â fourth Â century Â B.C. Â Since Â then Â Egypt Â has Â been Â ruled Â by Â Greeks, Â Romans Â and Â Byzantines. Â Arabs Â have Â ruled Â only Â since Â the Â seventh Â century Â A.D. Thus, Â Egypt Â has Â not Â escaped Â the Â one Â reality Â that Â dominates Â the Â evolving Â political Â scene Â in Â the Â Middle Â East. Â Since Â the Â seventh Â cen-Â tury Â A.D., Â the Â Egyptian Â people Â have Â no Â direct, Â personal Â experience Â with Â democracy, Â only Â with Â the Â realities Â of Â repression, Â Islam Â and Â Sharia Â law Â and Â military Â dictatorship. ,QWKH(J\SWLDQSHRSOHRYHUWKUHZWKHPLOLWDU\GLFWDWRUVKLS WKDW KDG EHHQ LQ SODFH VLQFH PRVW UHFHQWO\ XQGHU *HQHUDO +RVQL0XEDUDN6LQFH(J\SWKDVQRQDWLYHH[SHULHQFHZLWK governance Â except Â through Â military Â repression. Â What Â makes Â Egypt Â different Â from Â the Â many Â other Â Arab Â countries Â that Â suffered Â under Â PLOLWDU\GLFWDWRUVKLSLVWKDWVLQFH(J\SWKDVKDGWKH0XVOLP Brotherhood. The Â Brotherhood Â was Â founded Â as Â an Â Islamist Â religious, Â political Â and Â social Â organization. Â What Â has Â made Â it Â unique Â in Â the Â Muslim Â Middle Â East Â is Â that, Â despite Â numerous, Â often Â brutal, Â governmental Â crackdowns, Â it Â has Â functioned Â as Â a Â disciplined Â political Â opposition Â to Â Egyptian Â regimes Â in Â power. Â The Â point Â is Â that Â it Â has Â been Â involved Â in Â governance Â for Â over Â 80 Â years. That Â means Â that Â when Â Mubarak Â was Â overthrown, Â the Â only Â two Â or-Â ganizations Â with Â any Â kind Â of Â practical Â political Â experience Â were Â the Â Brotherhood Â and Â the Â Egyptian Â military. Â It Â seemed Â inevitable Â that Â one Â or Â the Â other Â would Â grab Â the Â reins. 7DKULU6TXDUHLQZDVSRSXODWHGE\SHRSOHRIZLGHO\GLIIHULQJ motivation Â ranging Â from Â the Â rigid Â Islamist Â views Â of Â fundamentalist Â 6DODÂżVWVWRWKHUDWKHUIX]]\GHPRFUDWLFYLHZVRIWKHPDQ\VHFXODU Egyptians Â who Â had Â had Â some Â indirect Â brush Â with Â democracy. Â Unfor-Â tunately, Â the Â secular Â forces Â are Â untidy, Â uncoordinated Â and Â disunited. Â 7KH FORVHVW WKH\ KDYH FRPH WR XQLÂżFDWLRQ RUJDQL]DWLRQ DQG DQ\ hope Â for Â power Â has Â come Â with Â the Â National Â Salvation Â Front Â headed Â by Â Muhammad Â el-ÂBaradei, Â former Â chief Â of Â the Â International Â Atomic Â Energy Â Agency Â and Â winner Â of Â the Â Nobel Â Peace Â Prize. And Â while Â el-ÂBaradei Â was Â getting Â his Â act Â together, Â the Â Brother-Â hood Â was Â in Â full Â swing. Â Through Â their Â new Â political Â party, Â the Â Free-Â dom Â and Â Justice Â Party, Â it Â ran Â in Â and Â won Â the Â elections Â of Â November Â 0XKDPPDG0RUVLDOHDGLQJÂżJXUHLQWKH%URWKHUKRRGDQG chairman Â of Â the Â Brotherhoodâ€™s Â party, Â ultimately Â was Â declared Â win-Â ner Â of Â the Â election Â and Â president Â of Â Egypt. Since Â then, Â Morsi Â has Â acted Â decisively Â to Â consolidate Â his Â position. Â He Â has, Â at Â least Â for Â the Â moment, Â emasculated Â whatever Â hopes Â the Â Egyptian Â military Â may Â have Â had Â for Â power. Â He Â took Â over Â the Â Con-Â stitutional Â Assembly Â that Â wrote Â Egyptâ€™s Â future Â constitution, Â causing Â the Â resignation Â from Â that Â body Â of Â virtually Â all Â those Â Egyptians Â who Â might Â have Â disagreed Â with Â the Â Brotherhoodâ€™s Â position. Finally, Â he Â unsuccessfully Â tried Â to Â arrogate Â to Â himself Â all Â the Â pow-Â ers Â previously Â vested Â in Â Egyptâ€™s Â judicial Â system, Â effectively Â neutral-Â izing Â any Â possibility Â that Â the Â courts Â would Â rule Â the Â assembly Â or Â its Â constitution Â to Â be Â illegal. Â Hardly Â a Â democratic Â process. The Â Muslim Â Brotherhoodâ€™s Â credo Â was Â and Â is, Â â€œAllah Â is Â our Â objec-Â tive;Íž Â the Â Quran Â is Â our Â law, Â the Â Prophet Â is Â our Â leader;Íž Â Jihad Â is Â our Â way;Íž Â and Â death Â for Â the Â sake Â of Â Allah Â is Â the Â highest Â of Â our Â aspirations.â€? Its Â principles Â include Â the Â introduction Â of Â Sharia Â law Â as Â â€œthe Â basis Â for Â controlling Â the Â affairs Â of Â state Â and Â societyâ€?;Íž Â and Â to Â work Â to Â unify Â â€œIslamic Â countries Â and Â states, Â mainly Â among Â the Â Arab Â states, Â and Â liberate Â them Â from Â foreign Â imperialism.â€? Â If Â this Â represents Â the Â true Â beliefs Â of Â President Â Morsi, Â then Â under Â his Â rule Â Egypt Â would Â appear Â to Â be Â heading Â in Â the Â direction Â of Â sectarian Â Islamism Â of Â an Â intensity Â as Â yet Â undetermined. So, Â the Â issue Â is: Â Will Â Egypt Â be Â ruled Â by Â an Â ideologically Â true Â Mus-Â OLP%URWKHUKRRGRUKDV0U0RUVLRQO\UHFHQWO\DVLJQLÂżFDQWSOD\HU in Â the Â Brotherhood, Â really Â been Â able Â to Â effect Â democratic Â changes Â as Â he Â claims Â to Â have Â done Â in Â an Â organization Â that Â for Â 84 Â years Â has Â been Â traditionally Â hostile Â to Â the Â most Â basic Â tenets Â of Â democracy? Whatever Â evolves, Â Egypt Â will Â remain Â internally Â divided Â and Â dif-Â ÂżFXOWWRJRYHUQXQWLOWKHSROLWLFDOQHHGVRIDOOLWVFLWL]HQVDUHPRUH fully Â considered. Haviland Â Smith Â is Â a Â retired Â CIA Â station Â chief Â who Â served Â in Â eastern Â and Â western Â Europe, Â the Â Middle Â East Â and Â as Â chief Â of Â the Â counterter-Â rorism Â staff. Â He Â lives Â in Â Williston.
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BTS Â memories Â sought Â for Â exhibit The Â Compass Â Music Â and Â Arts Â Center Â (CMAC) Â is Â a Â new Â organiza-Â tion, Â situated Â in Â the Â former Â Building Â K Â of Â the Â Brandon Â Training Â School Â in Â Park Â Village, Â Brandon. Â As Â part Â of Â its Â community-Âbased Â and Â educational Â programs, Â CMAC Â plans Â to Â develop Â a Â small, Â permanent Â exhibit Â about Â the Â history Â of Â the Â Brandon Â Training Â School Â and Â especially Â the Â history Â of Â Building Â K. However, Â this Â wonâ€™t Â be Â possible Â without Â the Â personal Â stories, Â memo-Â ries, Â and Â artifacts Â of Â those Â who Â were Â connected Â with Â the Â site. Â We Â are Â look-Â ing Â for Â former Â employees, Â students Â and Â residents, Â Brandon Â community Â members, Â and Â anyone Â else Â who Â would Â like Â to Â contribute, Â to Â contact Â us Â so Â that Â we Â may Â portray Â the Â school Â DFFXUDWHO\ZLWKÂżUVWKDQGDFFRXQWV CMAC Â is Â being Â developed Â by Â WKHQRQSURÂżWRUJDQL]DWLRQ&RPSDVV Music Â and Â Arts Â Foundation Â Inc. Â and Â Diversions Â LLC, Â which Â operates Â the Â Brandon Â Music Â CafĂŠ Â on Â Country Â Club Â Road. The Â Brandon Â Training Â School Â had Â both Â a Â positive Â and Â a Â negative Â effect Â on Â the Â community Â of Â Brandon, Â but Â regardless Â of Â its Â lasting Â impressions, Â it Â is Â an Â important Â part Â of Â our Â region Â and Â state Â history. Â For Â that Â reason, Â we Â at Â CMAC Â do Â not Â want Â that Â to Â be Â lost. To Â share Â your Â memories, Â photo-Â graphs Â and Â artifacts, Â please Â contact Â me, Â Kathryn Â Marshall, Â at Â 802-Â247-Â Â or Â firstname.lastname@example.org. Kathryn Â Marshall Exhibit Â Director Compass Â Music Â and Â Arts Â Center Brandon
Gubernatorial Â guffaws VERMONT Â GOV. Â PETER Â Shumlin Â has Â a Â good Â laugh Â while Â talking Â with Â former Â Gov. Â Jim Â Douglas Â at Â the Â RSHQLQJRI0LGGOHEXU\,QWHUDFWLYH/DQJXDJHVÂśQHZRIÂżFHVLQ0LGGOHEXU\0RQGD\PRUQLQJ Independent Â photo/Trent Â Campbell
First Â the Â guns, Â then Â the Â cars. Â Or Â not. Â Iâ€™m Â not Â trying Â to Â scare Â business Â away Â from Â my Â good Â friends Â at Â Vermont Â Field Â Sports, Â who Â tell Â me Â they Â always Â see Â sales Â spike Â when Â gun Â control Â hits Â the Â news, Â but Â itâ€™s Â safe Â to Â say Â the Â stateâ€™s Â law-Âabiding Â hunters Â can Â breathe Â HDV\1RRQHLVFRPLQJIRUWKHLUULĂ€HVRULVJRLQJWRSDVV a Â law Â that Â says Â they Â canâ€™t Â buy Â newer, Â better Â ones. Thatâ€™s Â not Â really Â the Â point Â of Â the Â current Â discussion Â on Â guns Â â€” Â and, Â make Â no Â mistake Â about Â it, Â itâ€™s Â time Â to Â talk. Â To Â start Â with, Â look Â at Â it Â this Â way: Â Cars Â and Â guns Â are Â both Â legal Â products, Â subject Â to Â government Â control. Â Deaths Â due Â to Â automobiles Â have Â dropped Â steadily, Â from Â D KLJK RI PRUH WKDQ LQ even Â though Â there Â are Â more Â people Â and Â cars Â on Â the Â road Â today Â than Â then. Â According Â to Â an Â online Â USA Â To-Â day Â article Â in Â December, Â â€œA Â total Â of Â PRWRULVWV ELF\FOLVWV DQG SH-Â GHVWULDQV GLHG LQ D SHUFHQW By Andy GHFUHDVH IURP /DVW \HDUÂśV WROO Kirkaldy UHSUHVHQWV D SHUFHQW GHFOLQH IURP WKH 1DWLRQDO +LJKZD\ 7UDIÂżF Safety Â Administration Â said.â€? Why? Â In Â the Â article, Â Transportation Â Secretary Â Ray Â La-Â Hood Â â€œattributed Â the Â decline Â in Â recent Â years Â to Â aggressive Â enforcement Â and Â public Â education Â campaigns Â and Â con-Â tinuing Â improvements Â in Â technology Â aimed Â at Â building Â safer Â vehicles Â and Â roads.â€? Government Â regulation Â had Â a Â lot Â to Â do Â with Â it, Â in Â other Â words, Â because Â government Â builds Â roads. Â The Â federal Â JRYHUQPHQWDOVRÂżUVWUHTXLUHGVHDWEHOWVDQGWKHQRYHU WKHSURORQJHGSURWHVWRIFDUPDQXIDFWXUHUVLQDGG-Â ed Â the Â requirement Â for Â front Â air Â bags. Â Those Â laws Â have Â saved Â lives. Â Credit Â also Â goes Â to Â car Â manufacturers Â for Â better Â crash Â resistance Â and Â for Â antilock Â brakes. Â Why Â is Â this Â relevant? Â (Other Â than Â that Â there Â are Â ways Â that Â manufacturers Â could Â make Â guns Â safer.)
Well, Â nobody Â is Â coming Â for Â our Â cars Â just Â because Â they Â NLOODERXWSHRSOHD\HDU7KH\DUHDOHJDOSURG-Â uct, Â subject Â to Â regulation. Â Just Â because Â the Â government Â establishes Â laws Â that Â limit Â who Â can Â drive Â and Â how Â fast Â they Â can Â drive, Â and Â spell Â out Â what Â steps Â citizens Â must Â take Â before Â they Â are Â licensed Â to Â drive, Â it Â does Â not Â mean Â that Â a Â ban Â on Â cars Â is Â looming. Â Likewise, Â just Â because Â the Â government Â is Â looking Â at Â making Â it Â harder Â for Â the Â unhinged Â or Â criminal Â to Â get Â guns, Â harder Â for Â guns Â to Â be Â purchased Â without Â good Â background Â checks, Â easier Â to Â perform Â those Â background Â checks, Â and Â KDUGHUWREX\ZHDSRQVWKDWÂżUHEXUVWV of Â bullets, Â it Â doesnâ€™t Â mean Â that Â a Â ban Â on Â guns Â is Â looming. Â Itâ€™s Â not Â going Â to Â happen. Â So Â in Â our Â conversations Â about Â guns, Â just Â stop Â with Â the Â â€œthin Â end Â of Â the Â wedgeâ€? Â nonsense. Â The Â govern-Â ment Â is Â simply Â considering Â enhanc-Â ing Â its Â regulations Â to Â make Â legal Â products Â safer Â for Â all. Well, Â why Â should Â it? Â Getting Â back Â WRRXUFDUVFRPSDULVRQWKHUHDUHDERXWGHDWKVD \HDU DWWULEXWDEOH WR JXQV LQ DFFRUGLQJ WR one Â source), Â with Â the Â largest Â number Â of Â that Â amount Â sui-Â cides. Â Slightly Â more Â than Â half Â of Â all Â suicides, Â more Â than Â D\HDUDUHDFFRPSOLVKHGZLWKJXQV Next, Â one Â argument Â often Â made Â is Â that Â â€œGuns Â donâ€™t Â kill Â people. Â People Â kill Â people.â€? But Â letâ€™s Â say Â some Â poor Â excuse Â for Â a Â human Â being Â (Iâ€™d Â like Â to Â use Â stronger Â language, Â but, Â well, Â you Â know) Â walks Â into Â a Â movie Â theater Â with Â a Â knife. Â How Â long Â would Â it Â take Â him Â (and Â itâ€™s Â always Â a Â him, Â but Â thatâ€™s Â a Â story Â for Â another Â day) Â to Â do Â the Â same Â amount Â of Â damage Â it Â would Â WRGRZLWKD%XVKPDVWHUDVVDXOWULĂ€H"+RZPXFKVRRQHU (See Â Clippings, Â Page Â 5A)
Speaking Â and Â creaking Â fries Â nerves Thereâ€™s Â a Â new, Â irritating Â speech Â fad Â going Â around. Â And Â On Â a Â recent Â afternoon, Â I Â was Â stuck Â in Â the Â state Â of Â sus-Â I Â just Â found Â out Â Iâ€™m Â a Â habitual Â offender. SHQGHGDQLPDWLRQWKDWLV&RXUW6WUHHWWUDIÂżFDWSP Iâ€™m Â talking Â about Â a Â real Â thing: Â â€œvocal Â fry,â€? Â also Â known Â As Â the Â same Â light Â turned Â red Â for Â the Â third Â time Â before Â as Â â€œcreaky Â voiceâ€? Â and Â â€œglottal Â scrapeâ€? Â (oh, Â those Â kooky Â I Â could Â get Â through Â it, Â I Â said, Â â€œYou Â are Â not Â serioussssâ€? Â linguists). Â This Â particular Â affectation Â is Â more Â subtle Â but Â (with Â one Â key Â emphasis Â word Â omitted). Â Oh, Â no. Â The Â â€œse-Â less Â jaunty Â than, Â say, Â talking Â like Â a Â pirate. Â Itâ€™s Â a Â legitimate Â riousâ€? Â had Â trailed Â off Â into Â a Â noise Â like Â someone Â dragging Â speech Â pattern Â that Â you Â probably Â would Â never Â have Â no-Â a Â metal Â rake Â across Â a Â gravel Â driveway. Â Vocal Â fry. ticed Â or Â been Â bothered Â by Â if Â I Â werenâ€™t Â bringing Â it Â to Â your Â Some Â linguists Â suggest Â that Â overuse Â of Â vocal Â fry Â can Â attention. Â Sorry. be Â physically Â harmful. Â I Â agree. Â When Â I Â croak Â something Â My Â coworkers Â have Â long Â been Â annoyed Â with Â my Â like, Â â€œUgh, Â the Â printerâ€™s Â out Â of Â paper Â â€” Â againnnn,â€? Â my Â speech Â â€” Â more Â in Â terms Â of Â its Â abun-Â RIÂżFHPDWHV FKXFN VWDSOHUV DW P\ dance Â and Â pointlessness Â than Â its Â sound Â head. â€” Â but Â now Â that Â Iâ€™ve Â pointed Â out Â my Â There Â are Â a Â couple Â of Â reasons Â I Â may Â vocal Â fry Â habit, Â they Â recoil Â every Â time Â have Â started Â talking Â this Â way. Â Studies Â I Â open Â my Â mouth. have Â shown, Â for Â instance, Â that Â people Â :KHQ , ÂżUVW OHDUQHG DERXW YRFDO talk Â like Â those Â around Â them Â to Â try Â to Â fry Â last Â year, Â I Â couldnâ€™t Â hear Â it. Â I Â saw Â ÂżW LQ 0\ VWHSVRQ IRU LQVWDQFH DG-Â a Â video Â in Â which Â a Â newscaster Â was Â opted Â a Â drawl Â within Â four Â hours Â of Â criticized Â for Â trailing Â off Â her Â sentences Â moving Â to Â Oklahoma Â and Â now Â says Â By Jessie Raymond things Â like Â â€œyâ€™allâ€? Â without Â a Â trace Â of Â with Â an Â exaggerated Â lowering Â of Â her Â voice Â and Â a Â crackly, Â staccato Â sound, Â irony. like Â oil Â sizzling Â in Â a Â frying Â pan. Â I Â But Â vocal Â fry Â in Â Addison Â County? Â played Â the Â clip Â over Â and Â over Â and Â it Â sounded Â perfectly Â It Â occurs Â commonly Â among Â hip Â urbanites, Â but Â those Â are Â normal Â to Â me. in Â short Â supply Â around Â here. Â Anyway, Â Iâ€™ve Â already Â done Â How Â could Â I Â have Â been Â so Â blind Â â€” Â or Â deaf? my Â best Â to Â talk Â Vermontish Â by Â replacing Â the Â Tâ€™s Â at Â the Â I Â dismissed Â vocal Â fry Â as Â a Â myth, Â made Â up Â by Â news Â or-Â end Â of Â my Â words Â with Â a Â grunting Â sound Â and Â pronounc-Â ganizations Â sick Â of Â covering Â elections, Â wars Â and Â â€œDown-Â ing Â â€œmilkâ€? Â as Â â€œmelk.â€? Â And Â given Â that Â most Â people Â either Â ton Â Abbey.â€? Â But Â I Â keep Â reading Â that Â vocal Â fry Â â€” Â more Â despise Â vocal Â fry Â or Â donâ€™t Â notice Â it Â at Â all, Â whatâ€™s Â the Â point Â than Â gun Â violence Â or Â crippling Â national Â debt Â â€” Â is Â proof Â of Â using Â it? Â So Â far Â the Â only Â social Â advantage Â Iâ€™ve Â found Â is Â that Â our Â society Â is Â crumbling. Â Slowly, Â an Â awareness Â of Â that Â people Â keep Â offering Â me Â lozenges. vocal Â fry Â has Â crept Â into Â my Â consciousness Â in Â the Â same Â Perhaps Â more Â telling, Â vocal Â fry Â is Â common Â among Â way Â that, Â without Â knowing Â how, Â I Â can Â tell Â you Â the Â names Â teenage Â girls. Â There Â is Â a Â teenage Â girl Â in Â my Â house. Â And Â of Â the Â last Â three Â boys Â Taylor Â Swift Â has Â dated. Â And Â now, Â since Â we Â no Â longer Â bond Â by Â cuddling Â and Â reading Â picture Â without Â my Â knowledge Â or Â consent, Â Iâ€™ve Â begun Â to Â â€œfry.â€? (See Â Raymond, Â Page Â 5A)
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McKibben Â to Â â€˜do Â the Â climate Â mathâ€™ I Â was Â away Â from Â home Â much Â of Â the Â fall, Â on Â an Â extended Â speaking Â trip Â that Â we Â called Â â€œDo Â the Â Mathâ€? Â that Â tried Â to Â explain Â to Â people Â the Â current Â state Â of Â our Â understanding Â of Â climate Â change Â and Â to Â get Â them Â involved Â in Â challenging Â the Â political Â power Â of Â the Â fossil Â fuel Â companies. Â It Â seemed Â to Â go Â well Â â€” Â we Â drew Â good Â crowds Â in Â concert Â halls Â around Â the Â country, Â and Â E\WKHWLPHZHZHUHGRQHFDP-Â puses Â had Â movements Â asking Â their Â boards Â of Â trustees Â to Â sell Â their Â stocks Â in Â coal, Â gas Â and Â oil Â companies. One Â of Â those Â colleges Â is Â Middle-Â bury, Â and Â some Â in Â the Â college Â com-Â munity Â have Â asked Â if Â we Â might Â give Â a Â version Â of Â this Â program Â here. Â So Â on Â Sunday Â evening, Â Jan. Â 20, Â in Â Mead Â Chapel, Â weâ€™ll Â present Â what Â were Â call-Â ing Â â€œMiddlebury Â Does Â the Â Math.â€? Â Iâ€™ll Â be Â joined Â via Â video Â by Â some Â interesting Â leaders Â from Â around Â the Â world, Â including Â Desmond Â Tutu, Â Van Â Jones Â and Â Naomi Â Klein. If Â youâ€™re Â curious Â about Â why Â this Â drive Â for Â divestment Â has Â gained Â such Â quick Â traction Â around Â the Â country, Â this Â evening Â might Â be Â a Â good Â way Â WRÂżQGRXW'RRUVRSHQDWSP for Â students, Â staff Â and Â faculty Â with Â FROOHJH,'VDQGDWIRUHYHU\RQH else. It Â was Â exciting Â to Â be Â out Â around Â the Â country, Â but Â itâ€™s Â much Â nicer Â to Â be Â back Â home. Bill Â McKibben Ripton
Rotary Â picks Â up Â Christmas Â trees Kudos Â to Â the Â Middlebury Â Rotary Â Club Â for Â annual Â pickup Â of Â Christ-Â mas Â trees. I Â realize Â many Â have Â very Â worth-Â while Â plans Â but Â for Â me Â itâ€™s Â a Â helpful Â and Â greatly Â appreciated Â endeavor Â for Â good. Marilyn Â Robinson Middlebury
Hospital Â failed Â to Â make Â the Â grade Recently Â I Â had Â gall Â bladder Â sur-Â gery Â at Â a Â hospital Â here Â in Â Vermont. Â I Â received Â very Â good Â care Â except Â for Â two Â issues. Â Upon Â my Â discharge Â after Â staying Â for Â two Â days, Â I Â never Â received Â discharge Â instructions Â on Â how Â to Â care Â for Â myself Â at Â home. Â I Â asked Â the Â nurses Â about Â it Â but Â never Â got Â any Â answer Â as Â to Â why Â these Â instructions Â were Â not Â included. Â The Â LQVWUXFWLRQVZHUHÂżQDOO\SLFNHGXSD week Â or Â so Â later Â at Â my Â primary Â care Â SK\VLFLDQÂśVRIÂżFH I Â was Â surprised Â to Â see Â no Â lifting, Â pushing Â and Â so Â on Â of Â weights Â over Â SRXQGVDV,FDUULHGRXWRIWKHKRV-Â pital Â my Â belongings Â weighing Â more Â than Â that. Â â€œOne Â should Â not Â drive Â un-Â til Â after Â your Â follow-Âup Â visit Â with Â the Â surgeonâ€? Â was Â another Â instruction. Â Well, Â I Â drove Â to Â and Â from Â surgeonâ€™s Â RIÂżFHDQGWKDWUHDOO\ZDVWRRPXFK (See Â Letter, Â Page Â 5A)
Addison Â Independent, Â Thursday, Â January Â 17, Â 2013 Â â€” Â PAGE Â 5A
Hope Â springs Â for Â Vt. Â agriculture Last Â year, Â the Â Vermont Â Legis-Â we Â need Â a Â concentrated Â effort, Â lature Â created Â the Â Working Â Lands Â focused Â on Â ensuring Â that Â we Â as Â a Â Enterprise Â Fund Â and Â seeded Â it Â with Â state Â are Â doing Â all Â we Â can Â to Â en-Â a Â small Â investment Â of Â $1 Â million. Â sure Â its Â success. We Â are Â now Â seeing Â The Â new Â WLEB Â our Â seeds Â growing, Â as Â rolled Â up Â their Â agricultural Â and Â forest Â sleeves Â and Â got Â products Â enterprises Â right Â to Â work. Â They Â have Â actively Â applied Â developed Â criteria Â This Â weekâ€™s Â writer Â for Â their Â funding Â for Â the Â funding. Â Not Â surprisingly, Â the Â appli-Â is Â Leonard Â Bull, Â a Â stream, Â wrote Â re-Â FDWLRQV IDU H[FHHG WKH retired Â professor Â and Â quests Â for Â propos-Â small Â seed Â fund Â that Â chair Â of Â Animal Â Sci-Â als, Â got Â the Â word Â was Â started Â last Â year Â ences Â at Â UVM, Â and Â out, Â and Â even Â held Â (almost Â $10 Â requested Â then Â head Â of Â Animal Â training Â sessions Â for Â every Â dollar Â avail-Â Science Â at Â North Â for Â entrepreneurs Â able). Â The Â working Â Carolina Â State Â Uni-Â who Â wanted Â to Â ap-Â landscape Â is Â not Â only Â versity Â where Â he Â was Â ply Â for Â the Â funding. Â our Â heritage, Â but Â it Â is Â also Â a Â university Â ad-Â The Â Agency Â of Â Ag-Â ministrator. Â He Â is Â riculture Â has Â been Â also Â our Â future. At Â the Â same Â time Â the Â currently Â chair Â of Â the Â supporting Â this Â ef-Â fund Â was Â developed, Â Vermont Â Agricultural Â fort Â with Â dedicated Â the Â legislators Â crafted Â and Â Forest Â Products Â staff Â and Â other Â re-Â a Â new Â board Â to Â over-Â Development Â Board, Â sources. Â This Â com-Â see Â this Â fund. Â Creating Â and Â lives Â in Â New Â Ha-Â mitment Â from Â the Â a Â new Â board Â was Â a Â bit Â ven. administration Â has Â controversial, Â as Â peo-Â been Â critical Â to Â this Â ple Â asked Â whether Â the Â effort. Vermont Â Agricultural Â Develop-Â As Â we Â head Â into Â the Â legislative Â ment Â Board Â couldnâ€™t Â do Â this Â work. Â session, Â we Â have Â a Â bold Â request Â In Â their Â wisdom, Â the Â Legislature Â for Â legislators Â this Â year: Â Make Â the Â added Â new Â members Â and Â changed Â investment Â even Â bigger. Â We Â can Â our Â name Â to Â the Â Vermont Â Agricul-Â see Â the Â potential Â â€” Â letâ€™s Â ensure Â tural Â and Â Forest Â Products Â Devel-Â that Â we Â are Â building Â on Â it. Â The Â opment Â Board Â and Â also Â formed Â Vermont Â Agricultural Â and Â Forest Â the Â new Â Working Â Lands Â Enter-Â Products Â Development Â Board Â sup-Â prise Â Investment Â Board Â (WLEB). Â ports Â the Â Working Â Lands Â Coali-Â I Â say Â â€œin Â their Â wisdomâ€? Â because Â tionâ€™s Â recommendation Â to Â commit Â the Â working Â landscape Â is Â a Â prom-Â WRPLOOLRQSHU\HDUIRUWKHQH[W ising Â sector Â of Â our Â economy, Â and Â three Â years Â for Â the Â Working Â Lands Â
Enterprise Â Fund. Â This Â â€œ5-Âby-Â3â€? Â investment Â will Â turn Â our Â promising Â working Â land-Â scape Â into Â a Â booming Â part Â of Â our Â economic Â future. Â It Â will Â increase Â our Â resilience Â and Â our Â access Â to Â local Â food. Â It Â will Â protect Â our Â hillsides, Â as Â a Â working Â forest Â is Â a Â healthy Â forest. Â It Â will Â celebrate Â our Â heritage Â and Â ensure Â our Â future Â success. Vermontâ€™s Â working Â landscape Â has Â always Â been Â a Â part Â of Â the Â fab-Â ric Â of Â our Â lives. Â None Â of Â us Â are Â ever Â far Â from Â it, Â and Â many Â of Â us Â earn Â our Â living Â from Â it. Â We Â all Â de-Â pend Â on Â it. Â All Â of Â us, Â whether Â we Â are Â a Â ÂłUHDO9HUPRQWHUÂ´RUDÂłĂ€DWODQGHUÂ´ feel Â that Â strong Â connection Â to Â the Â KLOOVDQGÂżHOGVDQGHDFKRIXVKDV felt Â our Â breath Â catch Â as Â we Â round Â a Â corner Â or Â crest Â a Â hill Â and Â see Â the Â landscape Â opening Â before Â us. Last Â year, Â sitting Â in Â on Â some Â of Â the Â committee Â hearings Â for Â the Â Working Â Lands Â bill, Â I Â felt Â hope-Â ful. Â Despite Â the Â recession Â and Â the Â tight Â budget, Â legislators Â saw Â an Â opportunity Â to Â invest Â in Â our Â future Â economy Â and Â in Â our Â fu-Â ture Â generations, Â and Â they Â seized Â on Â that Â opportunity. Â They Â took Â a Â small Â step Â â€” Â they Â created Â a Â fund Â and Â put Â a Â little Â bit Â in Â it Â to Â see Â if Â there Â was Â interest Â and Â need. Â This Â year, Â I Â hope Â they Â will Â see Â that Â their Â little Â seed Â has Â sprouted Â with Â enthusiasm, Â and Â now Â they Â can Â nurture Â it Â and Â watch Â it Â grow.
Construction Â project Â should Â not Â trump Â public Â safety South Â Street Â is Â a Â very Â busy Â road, Â with Â folks Â driving Â to Â and Â from Â the Â hospital, Â the Â rehabilitation Â facility, Â Eastview, Â students Â and Â then Â the Â rest Â of Â us, Â just Â good Â old Â residents. Â Middlebury Â College Â has Â been Â renovating Â the Â presidentâ€™s Â home Â for Â the Â last Â few Â months Â and Â trucks Â have Â been Â lined Â up Â at Â the Â start Â of Â the Â street Â and Â parked Â all Â along Â the Â western Â side Â of Â the Â street. Â I Â asked Â the Â town Â to Â put Â up Â a Â â€œGo Â Slowâ€? Â when Â it Â was Â really Â congested Â but Â they Â told Â me Â they Â didnâ€™t Â put Â up Â signs. Â I Â asked Â them Â to Â do Â something Â to Â stop Â folks Â from Â driving Â so Â quickly Â into Â this Â con-Â struction, Â so Â we Â had Â cones Â along Â the Â center Â lane Â for Â awhile, Â but Â now Â
those Â are Â gone. Once Â it Â snowed, Â it Â became Â near-Â ly Â impossible Â for Â me Â to Â back Â out Â of Â my Â driveway, Â between Â the Â busi-Â ness Â of Â the Â street, Â the Â snow Â piles Â and Â the Â trucks Â parked Â directly Â in Â front Â of Â my Â driveway. Â I Â couldnâ€™t Â turn Â fast Â enough Â or Â sharply Â enough Â to Â get Â out Â safely. Â ,FDOOHGWKHFROOHJHWKH2IÂżFH of Â the Â President, Â and Â asked Â if Â that Â space Â could Â be Â blocked, Â for Â safety Â reasons. Â Yup, Â no Â one Â called Â back. Â I Â called Â the Â town Â and Â was Â told Â if Â there Â was Â a Â parking Â space Â desig-Â nated Â there, Â then Â they Â could Â park Â there Â (even Â if Â the Â snow Â pushes Â that Â space Â into Â the Â street). Â Sigh. When Â did Â a Â construction Â project Â
become Â more Â important Â than Â resi-Â dent Â safety? Â And Â when Â did Â simple Â requests, Â politely Â made, Â get Â so Â ignored? Â I Â pay Â a Â small Â fortune Â in Â WD[HVEXWHYHU\WLPHZHEULQJXS safety, Â there Â is Â a Â town Â deaf Â ear. Â So Â hereâ€™s Â a Â request Â â€Ś Â please Â drive Â 25 Â mph Â on Â South Â Street, Â so Â we Â can Â all Â be Â safe, Â children, Â seniors, Â residents Â and Â more. Â And Â maybe Â Iâ€™ll Â pull Â a Â trick Â from Â when Â I Â lived Â in Â Boston Â years Â ago, Â and Â just Â put Â a Â few Â chairs Â in Â that Â park-Â ing Â space Â and Â mark Â it Â as Â taken. Â In Â that Â neighborhood, Â we Â all Â got Â that Â message. Krista Â M.C. Â Conley Middlebury
Middlebury Â should Â only Â use Â winter Â salt Â on Â main Â roads Editorâ€™s Â note: Â The Â writer Â sent Â this Â letter Â to Â the Â Middlebury Â selectboard Â and Â asked Â that Â we Â publish Â it Â as Â a Â letter Â to Â the Â editor, Â as Â well. Having Â attended Â your Â meeting Â on Â Monday, Â Jan. Â 7, Â I Â would Â like Â to Â voice Â my Â support Â for Â the Â position Â taken Â by Â Selectman Â Nick Â Artim Â calling Â for Â the Â town Â to Â reduce Â its Â use Â of Â road Â salt Â by Â abandoning Â its Â â€œbare Â roads Â policyâ€? Â on Â other Â than Â our Â main Â arteries. Â I Â note Â that Â Mr. Â Artimâ€™s Â position Â was Â also Â endorsed Â in Â a Â recent Â editorial Â in Â the Â Addison Â Independent. In Â addition Â to Â its Â considerable Â cost, Â road Â salt Â also Â impacts Â the Â community Â negatively Â in Â a Â number Â
of Â other Â ways. Â By Â leaching Â into Â the Â soil, Â it Â kills Â several Â species Â of Â shade Â trees, Â notably Â sugar Â maples. Â Salt Â also Â contributes Â to Â the Â breakup Â of Â asphalt Â pavement Â by Â seeping Â through Â cracks Â and Â selectively Â thaw-Â ing Â sections Â of Â the Â road Â substrate. Â It Â causes Â corrosion Â of Â the Â undercar-Â riages Â of Â our Â vehicles, Â which Â we Â owners Â then Â need Â to Â spend Â money Â repairing. I Â am Â old Â enough Â to Â remember Â a Â time Â several Â decades Â ago Â when Â the Â use Â of Â salt Â on Â the Â roads Â was Â much Â less Â widespread, Â and Â yet Â we Â man-Â aged Â to Â cope Â with Â packed Â snow Â on Â all Â but Â our Â most Â traveled Â roads. Â That Â at Â a Â time Â when Â cars Â lacked Â front Â or Â
all Â wheel Â drive, Â or Â radial Â tires, Â or Â even Â windshield Â washers. Â We Â dealt Â with Â snow Â by Â driving Â more Â slowly Â and Â carefully, Â without Â being Â blinded Â by Â a Â constant Â spray Â of Â salt Â water. Given Â the Â pressure Â on Â our Â town Â budget Â and Â the Â negative Â impact Â of Â road Â salt, Â it Â seems Â time Â to Â re-Âevalu-Â ate Â a Â practice Â that Â we Â have Â come Â to Â regard Â as Â normal. Â The Â idea Â of Â using Â salt Â only Â on Â hills, Â at Â intersections, Â and Â on Â main Â thoroughfares Â makes Â a Â lot Â of Â sense, Â and Â I Â urge Â the Â board Â to Â give Â it Â more Â serious Â consideration. David Â Andrews Washington Â Street Â Ext. Middlebury
Dairy Â lobbying Â group Â defends Â rejection Â of Â farm Â bill Sorry, Â but Â the Â Independent Â and Â 0DULH$XGHWKDYHLWĂ€DWRXWZURQJ (â€œDairy Â cliff Â averted;Íž Â back Â to Â square Â one,â€? Â Jan. Â 7, Â 2013). The Â Dairy Â Security Â Act Â includes Â a Â number Â of Â dairy Â policy Â reform Â proposals, Â on Â which Â IDFA Â and Â most Â others Â in Â the Â dairy Â industry Â agree Â â€” Â particularly Â on Â the Â need Â for Â a Â safety Â net, Â or Â margin Â insurance, Â for Â dairy Â farmers. Â IDFA Â supports Â a Â bipar-Â tisan Â approach Â offered Â by Â Reps. Â Bob Â Goodlatte Â (R-ÂVa.) Â and Â David Â Scott Â (D-ÂGa.), Â which Â would Â provide Â similar Â margin Â insurance, Â at Â less Â cost, Â to Â nearly Â every Â dairy Â farmer Â in Â Vermont Â as Â compared Â to Â the Â Dairy Â Security Â Act. Â IDFA Â has, Â however, Â joined Â with Â consumer Â groups, Â like Â the Â Consum-Â ers Â Federation Â of Â America Â and Â Con-Â sumers Â Union, Â in Â opposing Â policies Â
that Â have Â government Â manage Â milk Â supplies Â instead Â of Â allowing Â farmers Â to Â make Â their Â own Â business Â deci-Â sions. Â The Â milk Â supply Â management Â proposal Â included Â in Â the Â DSA, Â the Â Dairy Â Market Â Stabilization Â Program Â (DMSP), Â has Â been Â a Â controversial Â and Â divisive Â idea Â since Â its Â introduc-Â tion Â and Â also Â a Â major Â obstacle Â to Â passing Â a Â new Â farm Â bill. Â Under Â the Â DMSP Â â€” Â which Â dairy Â farmers Â are Â mandated Â to Â sign Â up Â for Â in Â order Â to Â get Â margin Â insurance Â â€” Â the Â government Â would Â periodically Â impose Â limits Â on Â milk Â production Â and Â dairy Â farmers Â would Â periodi-Â cally Â be Â forced Â to Â either Â decrease Â production Â or Â pay Â a Â stiff Â penalty Â â€” Â up Â to Â 8 Â percent Â in Â many Â cases. Â Be-Â cause Â it Â is Â easier Â for Â large Â operations Â to Â adjust Â production Â up Â and Â down Â when Â government Â limits Â trigger Â off Â
and Â on, Â the Â program Â will Â increase, Â QRWGHFUHDVHWKHÂżQDQFLDOSUHVVXUH on Â small Â dairies Â to Â call Â it Â quits. Â Supply Â management Â programs Â have Â been Â abandoned Â around Â the Â world Â because Â they Â restrict Â dairy Â in-Â dustry Â growth Â and Â cost Â jobs. Â Due Â to Â LQFUHDVHGGDLU\H[SRUWVRYHUWKHODVW few Â years, Â U.S. Â dairy Â production Â has Â continued Â to Â increase, Â helping Â many Â small Â Vermont Â dairies Â to Â survive. Â Limiting Â milk Â production Â growth, Â with Â supply Â management Â programs, Â like Â the Â DMSP, Â will Â only Â hasten Â their Â decline. Â Jerry Â Slominski Senior Â Vice Â President Â for Â Legis-Â lative Â and Â Economic Â Affairs International Â Dairy Â Foods Â Association Washington, Â D.C. Â
leaving Â the Â house Â in Â see-Âthrough Â clothing.) Â But Â I Â canâ€™t Â blame Â every-Â thing Â on Â pop Â culture. Â After Â all, Â I Â have Â managed Â to Â make Â it Â through Â this Â year Â without Â once Â saying, Â â€œHat-Â ers Â gonna Â hateâ€? Â or Â â€œYOLOâ€? Â (look Â it Â up). At Â least Â now Â that Â Iâ€™m Â aware Â of Â vocal Â fry, Â I Â can Â consciously Â avoid Â using Â it. Â So Â far, Â however, Â the Â so-Â lution Â isnâ€™t Â much Â better Â than Â the Â
problem. Â Rather Â than Â dragging Â my Â voice Â down Â to Â a Â growl Â at Â the Â end Â of Â every Â sentence, Â Iâ€™m Â trying Â to Â end Â on Â an Â upswing, Â kind Â of Â like Â I Â did Â in Â middle Â school Â when Â the Â whole Â Val-Â ley Â Girl Â thing Â was Â going Â on. Unfortunately, Â it Â sounds Â pretty Â affected? Â So Â far, Â though, Â my Â co-Â workers Â havenâ€™t Â thrown Â any Â more Â staplers Â at Â me? Oh, Â but Â they Â will.
tice Â is Â owned Â by Â the Â hospital. Sadly, Â if Â you Â go Â to Â Patient Â Relations Â at Â the Â hospital Â you Â soon Â ÂżQGRXWWKDWWKH\DUHDQHPSOR\HH of Â the Â hospital, Â paid Â for Â by Â the Â hospital Â to Â protect Â the Â hospital. Â So Â commenting Â your Â concerns Â to Â them Â just Â allows Â them Â to Â cover Â their Â butt Â while Â making Â you Â think Â they Â are Â really Â concerned Â about Â your Â care. Then Â I Â decided Â to Â get Â a Â copy Â of Â my Â records Â of Â my Â stay Â at Â the Â hospi-Â tal. Â There Â are Â inaccuracies Â in Â my Â re-Â cords Â that Â I Â canâ€™t Â believe Â happened. Â As Â now Â I Â go Â through Â the Â rest Â of Â my Â records Â I Â note Â changes Â that Â need Â to Â be Â made Â and Â go Â through Â the Â process Â
RIJHWWLQJWKHVHHUURUVÂż[HG So Â sad Â to Â think Â that Â the Â hospital Â would Â not Â try Â and Â work Â things Â out Â amicably. However Â we Â are Â fortunate Â to Â have Â choices Â in Â medical Â facilities Â to Â use. Â My Â choice Â in Â the Â future Â will Â be Â Dartmouth Â in Â Hanover, Â N.H. Â Sad Â to Â think Â that Â we Â feel Â we Â must Â go Â out Â of Â state Â for Â good Â care. Brian Â E. Â Fillioe Brandon Â
Raymond (Continued Â from Â Page Â 4A) books Â together, Â I Â suppose Â I Â could Â be Â subconsciously Â mirroring Â her Â speech Â patterns Â in Â an Â effort Â to Â con-Â nect Â with Â her. Â I Â doubt Â it, Â but Â what-Â evs. Or Â it Â could Â just Â be Â something Â I Â picked Â up Â from Â watching Â too Â many Â Kim Â Kardashian Â interviews. Â (That Â ZRXOGDOVRH[SODLQZK\,ÂśYHVWDUWHG wearing Â huge Â false Â eyelashes Â and Â
Clippings (Continued Â from Â Page Â 4A) would Â he Â be Â overpowered Â or Â help Â arrive? And Â other Â weapons Â donâ€™t Â al-Â low Â for Â the Â emotional Â detachment Â of Â guns. Â Pulling Â a Â trigger Â 30 Â feet Â away Â is Â not Â like Â shoving Â a Â knife Â into Â someoneâ€™s Â heart Â after Â looking Â them Â in Â the Â eye. Â Would Â the Â same Â person Â even Â be Â capable Â of Â the Â same Â crime Â without Â that Â psychological Â distance? So Â please, Â in Â this Â conversation Â that Â we Â must Â all Â have, Â leave Â that Â card Â in Â the Â deck. Â There Â arenâ€™t Â other Â weapons Â like Â automatic Â and Â semi-Â DXWRPDWLFSLVWROVDQGULĂ€HV I Â shouldnâ€™t Â have Â to Â say Â this, Â but Â letâ€™s Â please Â leave Â the Â U.N. Â heli-Â copters, Â foreign Â invaders, Â or Â U.S. Â government Â conspiracies Â out Â of Â the Â
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discussion Â and Â sideline Â those Â who Â bring Â them Â up. Â I Â mean, Â did Â moronic Â talk-Âshow Â KRVW $OH[ -RQHV EULQJ DQ\WKLQJ WR the Â table Â when Â he Â told Â Piers Â Mor-Â gan Â this Â on Â CNN: Â â€œHitler Â took Â the Â guns, Â Stalin Â took Â the Â guns, Â Mao Â took Â the Â guns. Â Fidel Â Castro Â took Â the Â guns. Â ChĂĄvez Â took Â the Â guns, Â and Â Iâ€™m Â here Â to Â tell Â you, Â 1776 Â will Â com-Â mence Â again Â if Â you Â try Â to Â take Â our Â ÂżUHDUPVÂ´ Needless Â to Â say, Â Iâ€™d Â much Â rather Â we Â listen Â to Â the Â parents Â of Â Sandy Â Hook Â Elementary Â School, Â some Â of Â them Â gun Â owners, Â who Â have Â started Â a Â group Â called Â â€œSandy Â Hook Â Prom-Â ise.â€? Â At Â a Â Monday Â press Â conference Â they Â called Â for Â the Â long Â overdue Â na-Â tional Â conversation Â on, Â in Â nbcnews. comâ€™s Â words, Â â€œguns, Â school Â safety Â
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The Â Addison Â Independent Â encourages Â readers Â to Â write Â letters Â to Â the Â editor. Â We Â believe Â a Â newspaper Â should Â be Â a Â community Â forum Â for Â people Â to Â debate Â issues Â of Â the Â day Because Â we Â believe Â that Â accountability Â makes Â for Â responsible Â debate, Â we Â will Â print Â signed Â letters Â only. Â
and Â mental Â health.â€? Parent Â Nicole Â Hockley, Â who Â lost Â 6-Âyear-Âold Â Dylan, Â told Â NBC Â she Â has Â met Â with Â families Â from Â the Â Col-Â umbine, Â Aurora Â and Â Virginia Â Tech Â tragedies. Â â€œI Â do Â not Â want Â to Â be Â someone Â VKDULQJ P\ H[SHULHQFH DQG FRQ-Â VROLQJ DQRWKHU SDUHQW QH[W WLPHÂ´ Hockley Â said. Â â€œI Â do Â not Â want Â there Â WREHDQH[WWLPHÂ´ Jeremy Â Richman, Â father Â of Â 6-Âyear-Âold Â victim Â Avielle, Â has Â start-Â HGDIRXQGDWLRQWRVXSSRUWVFLHQWLÂżF mental Â health Â research. Â â€œIt Â is Â our Â responsibility Â to Â be Â out-Â raged,â€? Â Richman Â said. Â â€œIt Â is Â our Â re-Â sponsibility Â to Â take Â action.â€? Andy Â Kirkaldy Â may Â be Â reached Â at Â email@example.com. Â
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(Continued Â from Â Page Â 4A) I Â spoke Â with Â staff Â at Â the Â hospital Â after Â my Â release Â and Â told Â them Â how Â unhappy Â I Â was Â not Â to Â receive Â these Â instructions. Â What Â then Â happened Â is Â that Â the Â hospital Â tried Â shifting Â the Â blame Â on Â me. Â They Â said Â what Â normally Â happens Â is Â ... Â However Â that Â did Â not Â happen Â with Â me, Â and Â staff Â never Â indicated Â this Â is Â what Â normally Â happens. I Â have Â since Â decided Â to Â take Â my Â health Â care Â needs Â to Â Dartmouth Â in Â the Â future. Â I Â have Â since Â cancelled Â appointments Â for Â two Â procedures Â to Â be Â done Â at Â this Â hospital Â as Â well Â as Â a Â follow-Âup Â appointment Â in Â March Â with Â a Â different Â doctor Â whose Â prac-Â
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Murdale Leysath, 88, Brandon BRANDON Â â€” Â The Â Rev. Â Dr. Â 0XUGDOH & /H\VDWK GLHG Sunday, Â Jan. Â 13, Â 2013, Â at Â her Â home Â in Â Brandon. Â She Â passed Â away Â SHDFHIXOO\ DQG FRPIRUWDEO\ LQ KHU sleep Â following Â an Â extended Â period Â RIGHFOLQLQJKHDOWK Rev. Â Leysath Â was Â born Â in Â Greenville, Â S.C., Â on Â May Â 26, Â 1924, Â the Â youngest Â daughter Â of Â Bertha Â (Love) Â and Â Murdo Â Cameron. Â Her Â OLIHORQJ FRPPLWPHQW WR VHUYLQJ RWKHUVEHJDQDWWKHHDUO\DJHRI with Â an Â internship Â at Â the Â Settlement Â +RXVH &KXUFK RI $OO 1DWLRQV LQ NYC Â while Â attending Â Winthrop Â &ROOHJH RI 5RFNYLOOH 6& 6KH was Â to Â graduate Â with Â honors Â with Â D EDFKHORUÂśV GHJUHH LQ SV\FKRO-Â RJ\ DQG VRFLRORJ\ LQ )URP WR 0XUGDOH FRQWLQXHG KHU VHUYLFH DV D FDVH ZRUNHU DQG VRFLDOZRUNHUÂżUVWIRUWKH)ORUHQFH &RXQW\ 'HSDUWPHQW RI 3XEOLF Welfare, Â then Â for Â the Â Department Â of Â :HOIDUHLQ$LNHQ6& In Â 1947, Â Murdale Â married Â Elwin Â /H\VDWK D 6RXWKHUQHGXFDWHG IRUHVWHUIURPÂłDZD\XSWKHURDGÂ´LQ New Â England. Â Two Â years Â later, Â their Â son Â Albert Â was Â born, Â and Â in Â 1950 Â the Â family Â moved Â to Â Elwinâ€™s Â home Â VWDWHRI9HUPRQWZKHQKHDFFHSWHG a Â position Â as Â Rutland Â County Â Forester, Â settling Â in Â Rutland. Â In Â 1952, Â a Â daughter, Â Dorothy, Â was Â born, Â FRPSOHWLQJWKHIDPLO\7KH\MRLQHG *UDFH &RQJUHJDWLRQDO &KXUFK LQ 5XWODQGZKLFKDWWKHWLPHZDVLQD GHFOLQLQJVWDWHRIGLVDUUD\0XUGDOH UHFRJQL]HG WKH QHHG IRU LQYROYH-Â PHQW DW WKH FKXUFK DQG VWHSSHG LQ WR KHOS ZKHUHYHU VKH FRXOG +HU HQHUJ\ SDVVLRQ DQG FRPPLWPHQW WR*UDFHTXLFNO\HVWDEOLVKHGKHUDV RQHRIWKHFRQJUHJDWLRQÂśVOHDGHUV 0XUGDOH ÂłJRW WKH FDOOLQJÂ´ WR D life Â of Â ministry Â when Â she Â was Â only Â EXWJUHZXSLQDWLPHDQGSODFH where Â women Â simply Â did Â not Â have Â an Â opportunity Â to Â follow Â that Â path. Â In Â the Â 1950s, Â the Â Congregational Â &KXUFKZDVHYROYLQJLWZDVPHUJ-Â LQJ ZLWK RWKHU FKXUFKHV WR IRUP DQ DIÂżOLDWLRQ QRZ HVWDEOLVKHG DV WKH 8&& WKH 8QLWHG &KXUFK RI &KULVW $Q HYROYLQJ FKXUFK PHDQW QHZ FKDOOHQJHV 9HUPRQWÂśV UXUDO FKXUFKHV ZHUH IDFHG ZLWK WKH DGGLWLRQDO FKDOOHQJHV RI EHLQJ understaffed. Â The Â time Â was Â right Â IRU 0XUGDOH WR IROORZ KHU FKLOG-Â KRRGFDOOLQJVRIURPWR VKH DWWHQGHG /D\PDQÂśV 6FKRRO DW /DQFDVWHU7KHRORJLFDO6HPLQDU\LQ Pennsylvania. In Â 1965, Â Rev. Â Leysath Â was Â ordained Â as Â a Â minister Â of Â the Â UCC Â DQGDVVLJQHGWROHDGKHUÂżUVWFRQJUH-Â gation Â at Â the Â Sherburne Â United Â &KXUFK RI &KULVW LQ ZKDW LV QRZ Killington. Â During Â this Â time, Â she Â REVHUYHG WKDW WKH QHDUE\ FRQJUH-Â JDWLRQV RI 3LWWVÂżHOG DQG *D\VYLOOH were Â struggling Â with Â both Â atten-Â GDQFH DQG OHDGHUVKLS 6KH VSHDU-Â headed Â the Â effort Â to Â merge Â these Â FRQJUHJDWLRQV ZLWK 6KHUEXUQH forming Â the Â Tri-ÂValley Â Parish, Â ZKLFK VKH SUHVLGHG RYHU DV PLQLV-Â WHU +HU UHSXWDWLRQ DV D G\QDPLF IRUFH ZDV JURZLQJ LQ VKH ZDV QDPHG DV WKH FKDLUSHUVRQ RI WKH 9HUPRQW &RQIHUHQFH &KULVWLDQ (GXFDWLRQ'HSDUWPHQWDQGLQ DSSRLQWHG WR WKH &RQIHUHQFHÂśV ERDUGRIGLUHFWRUV,QVKHZDV DVVLJQHG KHU VHFRQG FRQJUHJDWLRQ at Â Cornwall-ÂWeybridge Â Parish. ,Q5HY/H\VDWKZDVFDOOHG
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PAGE Â 8A Â â€” Â Addison Â Independent, Â Thursday, Â January Â 17, Â 2013
Little City Family Practice
Dr. Don is Retiring We want to share with you the news that Dr. Don Bicknell retired from our practice in late December. We will be hosting a reception at Little City Family Practice on Monday, Jan. 28 at 4:30 p.m. to thank him for his service to our patients and community.
Please join us to acknowledge Dr. Don! Little City Family Practice 10 North St., Vergennes 877-3466
Â â€œAn Â Evening Â of Â KĂ˘o Â Jai Â Thailandâ€? Â All-Âyou-Âcan-Âeat Â pancake Â breakfast Â presentation Â in Â Bristol. Â Thursday, Â in Â Addison.6XQGD\-DQDP Jan. Â 17, Â 7-Â8:30 Â p.m., Â Lawrence Â Memorial Â Addison Â Fire Â Station. Â Plain Â and Â blueberry Â Library. Â Peter Â and Â Ann Â Straub Â of Â Bristol Â give Â an Â pancakes, Â sausage, Â bacon, Â home Â fries, Â coffee, Â hot Â illustrated Â talk Â on Â their Â 15 Â years Â spent Â teaching Â FKRFRODWHDQGRUDQJHMXLFH$GXOWVNLGVXQGHU and Â working Â in Â Thailand. Â Free. Â Hosted Â by Â the Â One Â )XQGVUDLVHGZLOOEHXVHGWRSXUFKDVHHTXLS-Â World Â Library Â Project. Â ment Â for Â the Â Addison Â Volunteer Â Fire Â Department. Â â€œThe Â Magistrateâ€? Â in Â HD Â in Â Middlebury. Â Thursday, Â ,QIR Jan. Â 17, Â 7-Â9 Â p.m., Â Town Â Hall Â Theater. Â John Â Lithgow Â returns Â to Â the Â English Â stage Â in Â GED Â testing Â in Â Middlebury. Â Arthur Â Wing Â Pineroâ€™s Â ripping Â :HGQHVGD\ -DQ DP comedy, Â â€œThe Â Magistrate,â€? Â broad-Â 9HUPRQW $GXOW /HDUQLQJ %RDUGPDQ cast Â in Â HD Â from Â London. Â Tickets Â 6W 3UHUHJLVWUDWLRQ UHTXLUHG &DOO $17/10, Â available Â at Â the Â THT Â box Â RIÂżFHRUZZZWRZQKDOO-Â WOMEN/TEEN GIRL SELF DEFENSE CLASS â€“ Saturday Jan 19th IRULQIRDQGWRUHJLVWHU theater.org. Â at Middlebury Fitness from 2:00 - 5:00 for $25. Come learn Toddler Â TaeKwon Â Do Â in Â Middlebury. :HGQHVGD\ -DQ Climate Â change Â talk Â in Â Salisbury. Â basic and effective verbal and physical self defense techniques. 10:15-Â11:30 Â a.m., Â Ilsley Â Library. Â Thursday, Â Jan. Â 17, Â 7-Â9 Â p.m., Â Taught by Master Kellie Thomas of TaeKwon Do K.I.C.K.S. No Instructor Â Kellie Â Thomas Â leads Â a Â Salisbury Â Community Â School. Â Dr. Â Alan Â Betts Â of Â Atmospheric Â martial arts experience necessary. Please call 802-377-0476 playful Â introduction Â to Â an Â ancient Â Research Â in Â Pittsford Â will Â speak Â or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up - limited space. martial Â art. Â Toddlers Â and Â preschool-Â ers Â will Â learn Â basic Â movements Â to Â about Â how Â warmer Â winters Â and Â melting Â glaciers Â will Â affect Â our Â COME TO YOUR SENSES! â€“ Develop your innate abilities. help Â improve Â their Â balance, Â focus Â coordination. Â Drop Â in. Â Info: Â lives. Â Presented Â by Â the Â Salisbury Â 3UDFWLFHSHUFHLYLQJHQHUJ\Ă€HOGVORRNLQJLQVLGHWKHERG\DQGPRUH and Â 388-Â4097. Â Wednesdays Â through Â Conservation Â Commission. Â Includes remote viewing in a health care context. Love offering. Feb. Â 13. Â Author Â talk Â with Â Sas Â Carey Â in Â Middlebury. Â Thursday, Â Jan. Â 17, Â Part one, 6DWXUGD\-DQXDU\Â˛Part two, 6DWXUGD\ Youth Â media Â lab Â in Â Middlebury. Â 7:30-Â9 Â p.m., Â Ilsley Â Library. Â Carey Â )HEUXDU\Â˛0LGGOHEXU\$PEXODQFH$VVRFLDWLRQ0HHWLQJ :HGQHVGD\ -DQ p.m., Â Ilsley Â Library. Â Kids Â in Â grades Â will Â present Â slides Â and Â a Â video Â clip Â Room. Barbara Clearbridge, www.FeelingMuchBetter.org; 3 Â and Â up Â are Â invited Â to Â join Â library Â of Â her Â trips Â to Â Mongolia Â and Â read Â (802) 324-9149. and Â MCTV Â staff Â to Â make Â movies Â from Â her Â new Â book, Â â€œReindeer Â and Â learn Â about Â technology Â using Â Herders Â in Â My Â Heart: Â Stories Â of Â SPINNING AT VERMONT SUN â€“ New Class! Mondays at MCTVâ€™s Â state-Âof-Âthe-Âart Â media Â Healing Â Journeys Â to Â Mongolia.â€? Â Info: Â 388-Â4095. Â SP&KHFNRXWwww.vermontsun.comIRU$//WKHĂ€WQHVV\RJD stations. Â Every Â Wednesday. Â Space Â is Â limited; Â pre-Âregister Â at Â the Â chil-Â The Â Kenny Â Werner Â Trio Â in Â concert Â SLODWHV%RG\3XPSSRRODQGGDQFHFODVVHVIRUDGXOWVDQGNLGV drenâ€™s Â desk, Â by Â calling Â 388-Â4097, Â in Â Brandon. Â Thursday, Â Jan. Â 17, Â 7:30-Â9:30 Â p.m., Â Brandon Â Music. Â MIDDLEBURY FITNESS WINTER WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE â€“ Keep or Â by Â emailing Â sarah.lawton@ Pianist Â Kenny Â Werner Â plays Â with Â \RXU1HZ<HDUÂˇVUHVROXWLRQWRORVHZHLJKWWKLV\HDU-DQXDU\WK0DUFK ilsleypubliclibrary.org. Â Social Â Security Â seminar Â in Â bassist Â Elliot Â Berman Â and Â drummer Â WK:HGQHVGD\VSPDQG6XQGD\VSP)RUPRUH Middlebury. Â Wednesday, Â Jan. Â Jamie Â Eblen Â as Â part Â of Â Brandon Â information visit ZZZPLGGOHEXU\Ă€WQHVVFRP or call 388-3744. SP0LGGOHEXU\,QQ)UHH Musicâ€™s Â Jazz Â Thursday Â series. Â educational Â seminar. Â Learn Â about Â Admission Â $15; Â reservations Â all Â aspects Â of Â Social Â Security. Â HQFRXUDJHGDW Breakfast Â buffet Â in Â Bristol.6XQGD\-DQ Refreshments Â served. Â 10:30 Â a.m., Â Bristol Â American Â Legion. Â All-Âyou-Âcan-Â eat Â breakfast Â buffet Â offered Â by Â the Â Bristol Â American Â Legion Â Ladies Â Auxiliary. Â Cost Â $8 Â per Â person. Â Third Â Lunchtime Â public Â skating Â in Â Sunday Â of Â the Â month. Â Public Â skating Â in Â Middlebury. Â Middlebury. Â Friday, Â Jan. Â 18, Â noon-Â1 Â â€œStone Â Soupâ€? Â show Â and Â potluck Â in Â Starksboro. Â 7KXUVGD\ -DQ DP p.m., Â Memorial Â Sports Â Center. Â 6XQGD\-DQSP)LUVW%DSWLVW&KXUFKRI Memorial Â Sports Â Center. Â Ugandan Â music Â and Â dance Â workshop Â at Â Starksboro. Â Huntingtonâ€™s Â Incredible Â Male Â Singers, Â Middlebury Â College. )ULGD\ -DQ â€œThe Â HIMS,â€? Â play Â the Â opening Â set Â for Â Starksboro Â Early Â Literacy Â Story Â Time Â in Â Middlebury. Â Thursday, Â -DQDP,OVOH\/LEUDU\-RLQFKLO-Â p.m., Â Mahaney Â Center Â for Â the Â Arts. Â â€œDoing Â It Â the Â Community Â Playersâ€™ Â performance Â of Â â€œStone Â Soup,â€? Â drenâ€™s Â librarian Â Sarah Â Lawton Â for Â stories, Â rhymes Â Ugandan Â Way!â€? Â presented Â by Â visiting Â artist Â Samuel Â this Â year Â set Â in Â the Â Sudan. Â Local Â drummers Â will Â and Â songs Â that Â help Â young Â children Â develop Â early Â Bakkabulindi. Â play Â lively Â African Â rhythms. Â Bring Â a Â soup Â to Â share. Â OLWHUDF\ VNLOOV 'URS LQ (YHU\ 7KXUVGD\ -DQ Exhibit Â opening Â reception Â in Â Middlebury. Â Friday, Â Info: Â 453-Â3755. Â through Â Feb. Â 14. Â Jan. Â 18, Â 5-Â7 Â p.m., Â Vermont Â Folklife Â Center. Â â€œMiddlebury Â Does Â the Â Mathâ€? Â presentation Â on Â Celebrating Â the Â opening Â of Â â€œLabor Â of Â Love,â€? Â created Â divestment Â at Â Middlebury Â College. Â Sunday, Â Jan. Â â€œAfter Â the Â Electionsâ€? Â presentation Â in Â Middlebury. Â 7KXUVGD\-DQSP1DWLRQDO%DQN by Â Vermont Â Works Â for Â Women Â in Â collaboration Â with Â SP0HDG&KDSHO%LOO0F.LEEHQMRLQHG of Â Middlebury Â Community Â Room. Â Professor Â Eric Â the Â VFC. Â The Â exhibit Â recognizes Â Vermont Â women Â via Â video Â by Â Desmond Â Tutu, Â Van Â Jones Â and Â Naomi Â 'DYLVJLYHVDQLQVLJKWIXOORRNDWWKHFRQVHTXHQFHV who Â are Â passionate Â about Â their Â work, Â are Â an Â exam-Â Klein, Â discusses Â climate Â change Â and Â the Â idea Â of Â RI WKH JHQHUDO HOHFWLRQ IRFXVLQJ RQ WKH ple Â to Â others, Â and Â who Â exemplify Â excellence Â in Â their Â the Â college, Â among Â hundreds Â of Â others, Â divesting Â agendas Â of Â President Â Obama Â and Â Gov. Â Shumlin. Â ÂżHOG([KLELWUXQVWKURXJK-DQ,QIR its Â portfolio Â of Â fossil Â fuel Â companies. Â Doors Â open Â 5693WR or Â www.vermontfolklifecenter.org. Â at Â 7:30 Â for Â college Â students, Â staff Â and Â faculty; Â 7:45 Â Gallery Â talk Â in Â Middlebury.7KXUVGD\-DQ â€œThe Â Method Â Gunâ€? Â on Â stage Â at Â Middlebury Â for Â the Â public. Â p.m., Â Vermont Â Folklife Â Center. Â Portraitist Â Mary Â College. Â Friday, Â Jan. 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Â All Â Middlebury Â College Â student Â dancers Â and Â actors Â 7RZQ+DOO7KHDWHU7LFNHWVDYDLODEOHDW ages Â and Â abilities Â welcome. Â and Â other Â guest Â artists. Â Free. Â Info: Â www.middle-Â 443-ÂMIDD Â or Â go.middlebury.edu/tickets. Â Also Â Jan. Â EXU\HGXDUWVRU Orchestral Â concert Â at Â Middlebury Â College. Â 7KXUVGD\-DQSP0DKDQH\&HQWHU Zumba Â for Â middle-Âschool Â girls Â at Â for Â the Â Arts. Â The Â Middlebury Â College Â Orchestra, Â Middlebury Â College. Â Saturday, Â Jan. Â under Â Andrew Â Massey, Â gives Â its Â fourth Â annual Â Public Â skating Â in Â Middlebury. Â 19, Â 10 Â a.m.-Ânoon, Â Chellis Â House. Â The Â J-Âterm Â Beethoven Â performance, Â featuring Â the Â 7XHVGD\ -DQ DP Middlebury Â College Â Sister-Âto-ÂSister Â Program Â is Â 2YHUWXUH/HRQRUHQRDQGWKH)RXUWK6\PSKRQ\ Memorial Â Sports Â Center. Â holding Â a Â Zumba Â class Â for Â all Â area Â girls Â in Â middle Â )UHH,QIRZZZPLGGOHEXU\HGXDUWVRU school. Â Casual Â clothing. Â RSVP Â to Â sistertosis-Â Figure Â skating Â in Â Middlebury. 7XHVGD\ -DQ 10:45 Â a.m.-Ânoon, Â Memorial Â Sports Â Center. Â email@example.com. Â Info: Â 443-Â5937 Â or Â khanta@ Adult Â stick Â & Â puck Â hockey Â in Â Middlebury. Â Tuesday, Â middlebury.edu. Â -DQQRRQSP0HPRULDO6SRUWV&HQWHU Free Â movies Â in Â Vergennes. Â Saturday, Â Jan. Â 19, Â 11 Â Lunchtime Â public Â skating Â in Â DP SP 9HUJHQQHV 8QLRQ +LJK 6FKRRO DXGL-Â U.S. Â Postal Â Service Â public Â meeting Â in Â Salisbury. Â Middlebury. )ULGD\ -DQ QRRQ 7XHVGD\-DQSP6DOLVEXU\)UHH3XEOLF torium. Â Family Â movie Â day Â featuring Â an Â hour Â of Â p.m., Â Memorial Â Sports Â Center. Â Library. Â A Â meeting Â to Â discuss Â changes Â in Â the Â hours Â preschool Â cartoon Â classics Â followed Â by Â the Â feature Â DQGRUOHYHOVRIVHUYLFHDWWKH6DOLVEXU\SRVWRIÂżFH VFW Â spaghetti Â supper Â in Â Middlebury. Â Friday, Â Jan. Â ÂżOP Âł2YHU WKH +HGJHÂ´ 5HIUHVKPHQWV IRU VDOH SP0LGGOHEXU\9):([FKDQJH6W Candlelight Â vigil Â for Â the Â homeless Â in Â Vergennes. Â Sponsored Â by Â Evergreen Â Preschool. Â Dinner Â includes Â spaghetti Â and Â meatballs Â (vegetar-Â 7XHVGD\ -DQ SP 9HUJHQQHV &LW\ â€œMaria Â Stuardaâ€? Â live Â opera Â broadcast Â in Â LDQ DYDLODEOH VDODG DQG GHVVHUW 7DNHRXW DQG Park. Â The Â Vergennes Â United Â Methodist Â Church Â Middlebury. Â Saturday, Â Jan. Â 19, Â 1-Â4:15 Â p.m., Â Town Â FDOODKHDG RUGHUV DYDLODEOH &RVW sponsors Â this Â vigil. Â All Â are Â welcome. Â Prayers Â for Â the Â Hall Â Theater. Â Joyce Â DiDonato Â plays Â Mary, Â Queen Â per Â person. Â homeless, Â stories Â and Â song. Â Bring Â canned Â goods Â of Â Scots, Â in Â a Â triumphant Â performance Â in Â this Â for Â the Â Vergennes Â Food Â Shelf. Â Refreshments Â to Â Standup Â Comedy Â Revue Â in Â Bristol. Â Friday, Â Jan. Â Metropolitan Â Opera Â production, Â broadcast Â live. Â SP+ROOH\+DOO%ULVWROÂśVÂżUVWHYHU follow Â at Â the Â church. Â 7LFNHWVVWXGHQWVDYDLODEOHDWWKH7+7ER[ stand-Âup Â comedy Â event, Â featuring Â Tony Â Bates, Â Milk Â & Â Honey Â Quiltersâ€™ Â Guild Â meeting Â in Â RIÂżFHRUZZZWRZQKDOOWKHDWHURUJ Nathan Â Hartswick, Â Natalie Â Miller, Â Josh Â Starr Â and Â Middlebury. 7XHVGD\ -DQ SP Addison Â County Â Croki-ÂNut Â Day Â in Â New Â Haven. Â Kevin Â Byer. Â Doors Â open Â at Â 7. Â Cost Â $7 Â at Â the Â door. Â American Â Legion. Â Trunk Â show Â and Â presentation Â by Â Saturday, Â Jan. Â 19, Â 1-Â7:30 Â p.m., Â Lincoln Â Peak Â 3URFHHGV WR EHQHÂżW WKH %ULVWRO 5HF 'HSDUWPHQW DFFRPSOLVKHG5XWODQGDUHDTXLOWHUV.D\%HUTXLVW Vineyard. Â Friendly Â competition Â of Â crokinole Â and Â pitchnut, Â open Â to Â all, Â even Â if Â youâ€™ve Â never Â played. Â Entry Â fee: Â $5 Â per Â person Â in Â advance, Â $8 Â at Â the Â door. Â Email Â firstname.lastname@example.org Â or Â email@example.com Â to Â register. Â Limited Â space. Â This Â event Â is Â not Â organized Â or Â produced Â by Â Lincoln Â Peak. Â Classic Â Country Â Band Â in Â Vergennes. Â Saturday, Â -DQ SP 9HUJHQQHV $PHULFDQ /HJLRQ Dance Â to Â all Â the Â old Â country Â songs Â performed Â by Â this Â six-Âpiece Â band. Â Food Â available, Â no Â cover. Â Info: Â Soup Â Fest Â in Â Hancock. 6DWXUGD\ -DQ p.m., Â Hancock Â Town Â Hall. Â Homemade Â soups, Â stews, Â chowders Â and Â chilies, Â and Â make-Âyour-Âown Â VXQGDHV 7R EHQHÂżW WKH &RPPXQLW\ &KXUFK RI Hancock Â and Â Granville. Â Âł, +HOSHG %XLOG D +RPH LQ +DLWLÂ´ EHQHÂżW VXSSHU in Â Middlebury. Â Saturday, Â Jan. Â 19, Â 5:30-Â7 Â p.m., Â 0LGGOHEXU\ &RQJUHJDWLRQDO &KXUFK $ EHQHÂżW WR purchase Â building Â supplies Â for Â a Â February Â church Â mission Â trip Â to Â Haiti. Â Traditional Â Haitian Â meal Â with Â millet Â bread Â soup Â and Â spiced Â BBQ Â pork. Â Tickets Â SHU SHUVRQ SHU FRXSOH DYDLODEOH DW WKH Middlebury Â Inn. Â Info: Â 349-Â7074. Â â€œSkate Â with Â the Â Panthersâ€? Â event Â at Â Middlebury Â College. 6DWXUGD\ -DQ SP .HQ\RQ Arena. Â Skating Â begins Â following Â the Â 4 Â p.m. Â game Â against Â Bowdoin. Â Team Â photos Â provided. Â This Â event Â is Â sponsored Â by Â Friends Â of Â Panther Â Hockey. Â â€œThe Â Method Â Gunâ€? Â on Â stage Â at Â Middlebury Â College. Â Saturday, Â Jan. Â 19, Â 8-Â10 Â p.m., Â Mahaney Â Center Â for Â the Â Arts. Â A Â daring Â play Â by Â the Â Rude Â Mechs, Â an Â ensemble-Âbased Â theater Â company Â out Â of Â Austin, Â Texas, Â based Â on Â the Â work Â of Â theater Â guru Â Stella Â Burden, Â â€œA Â Streetcar Â Named Â Desire,â€? Â and Â a Â high-Ârisk Â creative Â process. Â Strong Â content Â FIGHT Â CABIN Â FEVERDWWKHÂżUVWHYHU$GGLVRQ&RXQW\&URNL1XW'D\DW/LQFROQ3HDN9LQH-Â and Â some Â nudity; Â geared Â for Â adult Â audiences Â yard Â on Â Saturday, Â Jan. Â 19, Â at Â 1 Â p.m. Â New Â and Â experienced Â players Â are Â invited Â to Â take Â part Â in Â RQO\ 7LFNHWV ,QIR RU KWWS tournament-Âstyle Â play Â of Â two Â traditional Â Canadian Â games, Â Crokinole Â and Â Pitchnut. go.middlebury.edu/arts. Â
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L IV E M U S I C Max Â Godfrey Â & Â Elias Â Alexander Â in Â Middlebury. Â Friday, Â Jan. Â 18, Â 9-Â11 Â p.m., Â 51 Â Main. Â Stoop Â Kid Â in Â Middlebury. Â Saturday, Â Jan. Â 19, Â 9-Â11 Â p.m., Â 51 Â Main. Â The Â Horse Â Traders Â in Â Middlebury. Â Saturday, Â Jan. Â 19, Â 9 Â p.m.-Âmidnight, Â Two Â Brothers Â Tavern. Â 6WDUOLQH5K\WKP%R\VLQ0LGGOHEXU\ Â Friday, Â Jan. Â 25, Â 6-Â8 Â p.m., Â Two Â Brothers Â Tavern. Â Kloptoscope Â in Â Middlebury. Â Friday, Â Jan. Â 25, Â 10 Â p.m.-Âmidnight, Â Two Â Brothers Â Tavern. Â Moonschein Â in Â Middlebury. Â Saturday, Â Jan. Â 26, Â 7-Â9 Â p.m., Â Two Â Brothers Â Tavern. Â Toast Â in Â Middlebury. Â Saturday, Â Jan. Â 26, Â 10 Â p.m.-Â midnight, Â Two Â Brothers Â Tavern. Â
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dence Â FranĂ§ois Â Clemmons, Â and Â student Â dancers Â and Â actors Â gather Â on Â Monday, Â Jan. Â 21, Â at Â 0HDG0HPRULDO&KDSHOIRUWKHWKDQQXDOWULEXWHWR.LQJÂśVOHJDF\ Ages Â 16 Â and Â up Â (mature Â themes). Â Info: Â 453-Â5885. Â â€œInto Â the Â Woodsâ€? Â and Â post-Âshow Â talk Â in Â Middlebury. Â Friday, Â Jan. Â 25, Â 8-Â10 Â p.m., Â Town Â Hall Â Theater. Â Sondheim Â and Â Lapineâ€™s Â musical Â retelling Â of Â the Â Grimm Â classics, Â in Â which Â a Â parade Â of Â famil-Â LDU IRONWDOH ÂżJXUHV ÂżQG WKHLU ZD\ LQWR WKH ZRRGV and Â try Â to Â get Â home Â before Â dark. Â A Â co-Âproduction Â of Â the Â Middlebury Â College Â Music Â Department Â and Â Town Â Hall Â Theater. Â Tickets Â $12/10/6, Â available Â at Â 443-ÂMIDD Â or Â go.middlebury.edu/tickets. Â Also Â Jan. Â 26 Â and Â 27. Â Followed Â by Â a Â free Â post-Âshow Â talk Â by Â director Â Douglas Â Anderson: Â â€œâ€™Happily Â Ever Â Afterâ€™ Â Is Â Unsustainable: Â Sondheim Â and Â the Â American Â Musical Â After Â â€™Into Â the Â Woods.â€™â€? Â Dance Â premiere Â at Â Middlebury Â College. Â Friday, Â Jan. Â 25, Â 8-Â10 Â p.m., Â Mahaney Â Center Â for Â the Â Arts. Â The Â Dance Â Company Â of Â Middlebury Â premieres Â its Â newest Â work, Â â€œSimply Â Light,â€? Â celebrating Â the Â companyâ€™s Â 30th Â anniversary Â with Â dance Â artists Â from Â the Â past, Â present Â and Â future. Â The Â company Â will Â then Â take Â the Â show Â on Â tour. Â Tickets Â $12/10/6. Â Info: Â 443-Â6433 Â or Â http://go.middlebury.edu/arts. Â Also Â on Â Jan. Â 26. Â
â€œCome Â to Â Your Â Sensesâ€? Â workshop Â in Â Middlebury. Â Saturday, Â Jan. Â 26, Â 9:30 Â a.m.-Â12:30 Â p.m., Â MVAA Â meeting Â room. Â The Â ÂżUVWLQDWZRSDUWVHULHVWRKHOS\RXGHYHORS\RXU LQQDWHDELOLWLHV3UDFWLFHSHUFHLYLQJHQHUJ\ÂżHOGV looking Â inside Â the Â body Â and Â more. Â Includes Â remote Â viewing Â in Â a Â health Â care Â context. Â Part Â 2: Â Feb. Â 2. Â Admission Â by Â donation. Â Pre-Âregister Â at Â www.feel-Â ingmuchbetter.org Â or Â 802-Â324-Â9149. Â Free Â community Â luncheon Â in Â Shoreham. Â Saturday, Â Jan. Â 26, Â 11:30 Â a.m.-Â1:30 Â p.m., Â Shoreham Â Congregational Â Church. Â Homemade Â soups, Â fresh Â bread Â and Â desserts. Â Home Â cooking Â without Â the Â effort. Â Please Â bring Â non-Âperishable Â goods Â for Â the Â food Â pantry. Â Green Â Mountain Â Club Â annual Â meeting Â and Â potluck Â in Â Middlebury. Â Saturday, Â Jan. Â 26, Â 5-Â8 Â p.m., Â First Â Congregational Â Church Â of Â Middlebury. Â The Â Bread Â Loaf Â section Â holds Â its Â annual Â meeting. Â Bring Â a Â dish Â for Â the Â potluck Â and Â your Â own Â place Â setting. Â Social Â hour Â 5 Â p.m., Â dinner Â at Â 5:30, Â followed Â by Â business Â meeting Â and Â program. Â RSVP: Â 388-Â6289. Â Open Â to Â the Â public. Â PTO Â Beach Â Party Â in Â Ferrisburgh. Â Saturday, Â Jan. Â 26, Â 6-Â8 Â p.m., Â Ferrisburgh Â Central Â School. Â Admission: Â $5 Â per Â family. Â Contra Â dance Â in Â Middlebury. Â Saturday, Â Jan. Â 26, Â 7:30-Â9:30 Â p.m., Â Middlebury Â Municipal Â Gym. Â The Â Quinn Â family Â invites Â people Â of Â all Â ages Â and Â abili-Â ties Â to Â this Â contra Â dance. Â Soft-Âsoled Â non-Âstreet Â shoes Â required. Â No Â partner Â or Â experience Â neces-Â sary. Â All Â dances Â will Â be Â taught. Â Sponsored Â by Â the Â Middlebury Â Rec Â Department. Â â€œInto Â the Â Woodsâ€? Â on Â stage Â in Â Middlebury. Â Saturday, Â Jan. Â 26, Â 8-Â10 Â p.m., Â Town Â Hall Â Theater. Â Sondheim Â and Â Lapineâ€™s Â musical Â retelling Â of Â the Â Grimm Â classics, Â in Â which Â a Â parade Â of Â familiar Â IRONWDOHÂżJXUHVÂżQGWKHLUZD\LQWRWKHZRRGVDQG try Â to Â get Â home Â before Â dark. Â A Â co-Âproduction Â of Â the Â Middlebury Â College Â Music Â Department Â and Â Town Â Hall Â Theater. Â Tickets Â $12/10/6, Â available Â at Â 443-ÂMIDD Â or Â go.middlebury.edu/tickets. Â Also Â Jan. Â 27. Â Dance Â premiere Â at Â Middlebury Â College. Â Saturday, Â Jan. Â 26, Â 8-Â10 Â p.m., Â Mahaney Â Center Â for Â the Â Arts. Â The Â Dance Â Company Â of Â Middlebury Â premieres Â its Â newest Â work, Â â€œSimply Â Light,â€? Â celebrating Â the Â companyâ€™s Â 30th Â anniversary Â with Â dance Â artists Â from Â the Â past, Â present Â and Â future. Â The Â company Â will Â then Â take Â the Â show Â on Â tour. Â Tickets Â $12/10/6. Â Info: Â 443-Â6433 Â or Â http://go.middlebury.edu/arts. Â Also Â on Â Jan. Â 26. Â -DPLH 0DVHÂżHOG DQG 6FRWW 5LWFKLH LQ FRQFHUW LQ Bristol. Â Saturday, Â Jan. Â 26, Â 8-Â10 Â p.m., Â Walkover Â &RQFHUW5RRP0DQGROLQLVW-DPLH0DVHÂżHOGSOD\V ZLWK XSULJKW EDVVLVW 6FRWW 5LWFKLH 7KH ÂżUVW LQ D four-Âconcert Â series Â titled Â â€œOriginals,â€? Â celebrating Â local Â musicians Â (from Â Lincoln, Â Bristol, Â Starksboro, Â Monkton Â and Â Vergennes) Â who Â are Â known Â nation-Â ally Â and Â internationally Â for Â their Â work. Â Tickets Â $15 Â in Â advance, Â $20 Â at Â the Â door, Â available Â at Â 453-Â3188, Â ext. Â 2, Â or Â firstname.lastname@example.org. Â
Last-ÂSunday-Âof-Âthe-Âmonth Â break-Â fast Â in Â Vergennes. Â Sunday, Â Jan. Â 27, Â 7:30-Â10 Â a.m., Â Dorchester Â Lodge, Â School Â Street. Â The Â Dorchester Â Lodge Â F&AM Â will Â serve Â all-Â you-Âcan-Âeat Â pancakes, Â French Â toast, Â eggs, Â and Â all Â WKHÂż[LQJVSOXVMXLFHDQGFRIIHH â€œFacing Â Islamophobiaâ€? Â workshop Â in Â Middlebury. Â Sunday, Â Jan. Â 27, Â noon-Â2:30 Â p.m., Â Champlain Â Valley Â Unitarian Â Universalist Â Society, Â 2 Â Duane Â Court. Â The Â Rev. Â Mâ€™ellen Â Kennedy Â leads Â this Â work-Â shop, Â which Â includes Â a Â presentation Â on Â the Â basics Â of Â Islam, Â a Â small Â group Â discussion, Â snacks Â of Â food Â from Â Islamic Â cultures Â and Â a Â panel Â of Â Muslim Â spokespeople. Â Info: Â 388-Â8080. Â Public Â skating Â in Â Middlebury. Â Sunday, Â Jan. Â 27, Â 2-Â3 Â p.m., Â Memorial Â Sports Â Center. Â Caitlin Â Canty Â in Â concert Â in Â Brandon. Â Sunday, Â Jan. Â 27, Â 6-Â8 Â p.m., Â Brandon Â Music. Â Canty, Â a Â Vermont Â
native Â living Â in Â NYC, Â is Â a Â singer/songwriter Â with Â folk-Âpop Â roots Â and Â a Â Western Â tone. Â General Â admis-Â sion Â $15; Â reservations Â encouraged Â at Â 802-Â465-Â 4071 Â or Â info@brandon-Âmusic.net. Â â€œInto Â the Â Woodsâ€? Â on Â stage Â in Â Middlebury. Â Sunday, Â Jan. Â 27, Â 8-Â10 Â p.m., Â Town Â Hall Â Theater. Â Sondheim Â and Â Lapineâ€™s Â musical Â retelling Â of Â the Â Grimm Â clas-Â VLFVLQZKLFKDSDUDGHRIIDPLOLDUIRONWDOHÂżJXUHV ÂżQGWKHLUZD\LQWRWKHZRRGVDQGWU\WRJHWKRPH before Â dark. Â A Â co-Âproduction Â of Â the Â Middlebury Â College Â Music Â Department Â and Â Town Â Hall Â Theater. Â Tickets Â $12/10/6, Â available Â at Â 443-ÂMIDD Â or Â go.middlebury.edu/tickets. Â
Early Â Literacy Â Story Â Time Â in Â Middlebury. Â Monday, Â Jan. Â 28, Â 10:30-Â 11:15 Â a.m., Â Ilsley Â Library. Â Join Â childrenâ€™s Â librarian Â Sarah Â Lawton Â for Â stories, Â rhymes Â and Â songs Â that Â help Â young Â children Â develop Â early Â literacy Â skills. Â Drop Â in. Â Every Â Thursday, Â Jan. Â 21 Â through Â Feb. Â 14. Â Tai Â Chi Â for Â Seniors Â class Â in Â Middlebury. Â Monday, Â -DQSP0LGGOHEXU\)LWQHVV7KHÂżUVWLQ a Â series Â of Â winter Â tai Â chi Â classes Â meeting Â Mondays Â and Â Wednesdays Â through Â March Â 20. Â Sponsored Â by Â CVAA, Â these Â free Â classes Â can Â help Â improve Â EDODQFHĂ€H[LELOLW\DQGPXVFOHVWUHQJWKLQVHQLRUV Register Â at Â 1-Â800-Â642-Â5119 Â or Â visit Â www.cvaa.org. Â Addison Â County Â Democratic Â Committee Â meet-Â ing Â in Â Middlebury. Â Monday, Â Jan. Â 28, Â 7-Â8:30 Â p.m., Â Ilsley Â Library. Â
Public Â skating Â in Â Middlebury. Â Tuesday, Â Jan. Â 29, Â 9-Â10:30 Â a.m., Â Memorial Â Sports Â Center. Â Figure Â skating Â in Â Middlebury. Â Tuesday, Â Jan. Â 29, Â 10:45 Â a.m.-Ânoon, Â Memorial Â Sports Â Center. Â Adult Â stick Â & Â puck Â hockey Â in Â Middlebury. Â Tuesday, Â Jan. Â 29, Â noon-Â1 Â p.m., Â Memorial Â Sports Â Center. Â â€œThe Â Threepenny Â Operaâ€? Â auditions Â in Â Middlebury. Â Tuesday, Â Jan. Â 29, Â 7-Â9 Â p.m., Â Town Â Hall Â Theater. Â A Â second Â round Â of Â auditions Â for Â Middlebury Â Community Â Playersâ€™ Â April Â production Â of Â Bertolt Â Brecht Â and Â Kurt Â Weillâ€™s Â â€œThe Â Threepenny Â Opera.â€? Â Fourteen Â roles Â still Â to Â be Â cast, Â singing Â and Â non-Â singing. Â All Â ages Â and Â experience Â levels Â welcome Â to Â try Â out. Â Info: Â email@example.com Â or Â 373-Â2556. Â Palliative Â care Â talk Â in Â Middlebury. Â Tuesday, Â Jan. Â 29, Â 7-Â9 Â p.m., Â Champlain Â Valley Â Unitarian Â Universalist Â Society. Â Dr. Â Ira Â Byock, Â director Â of Â palliative Â medi-Â cine Â at Â Dartmouth-ÂHitchcock Â Medical Â Center, Â will Â give Â a Â community Â presentation Â on Â hospice Â and Â palliative Â care. Â Info: Â 388-Â4738 Â or Â lborden@porter-Â medical.org. Â
Toddler Â TaeKwon Â Do Â in Â Middlebury. Â Wednesday, Â Jan. Â 30, Â 10:15-Â11:30 Â a.m., Â Ilsley Â Library. Â Instructor Â Kellie Â Thomas Â leads Â a Â playful Â introduction Â to Â an Â ancient Â martial Â art. Â Toddlers Â and Â preschoolers Â will Â learn Â basic Â movements Â to Â help Â improve Â their Â balance, Â focus Â and Â coordination. Â Drop Â in. Â Info: Â 388-Â4097. Â Wednesdays Â through Â Feb. Â 13. Â /HJR5RERWV7DOHQW6KRZDW0LGGOHEXU\&ROOHJH Â Wednesday, Â Jan. Â 30, Â 2-Â5 Â p.m., Â Great Â Hall, Â McCardell Â Bicentennial Â Hall. Â Students Â from Â the Â /HJR 5RERWV FODVV VKRZ RII WKHLU ÂżQDO SURMHFWV Come Â see Â the Â interactive Â and Â fun Â exhibits Â and Â meet Â the Â students Â who Â built Â them. Â Youth Â media Â lab Â in Â Middlebury. Â Wednesday, Â Jan. Â 30, Â 3:30-Â4:30 Â p.m., Â Ilsley Â Library. Â Kids Â in Â grades Â 3 Â DQGXSDUHLQYLWHGWRMRLQOLEUDU\DQG0&79VWDII to Â make Â movies Â and Â learn Â about Â technology Â using Â MCTVâ€™s Â state-Âof-Âthe-Âart Â media Â stations. Â Every Â Wednesday. Â Space Â is Â limited; Â pre-Âregister Â at Â the Â childrenâ€™s Â desk, Â by Â calling Â 388-Â4097, Â or Â by Â email-Â ing Â firstname.lastname@example.org. Â &ODVVLFDOMD]] Ă€XWH DQG SLDQR FRQFHUW LQ Middlebury. Â Wednesday, Â Jan. Â 30, Â 7:30-Â9:30 Â p.m., Â Town Â Hall Â Theater. Â Middlebury Â musicians Â Cathy Â 2WW RQ Ă€XWH DQG 7LP *XLOHV RQ SLDQR MRLQ IRUFHV with Â Peter Â Williams, Â bass, Â and Â Craig Â Benson, Â drums, Â for Â a Â concert Â exploring Â the Â intersection Â of Â MD]]DQGFODVVLFDOPXVLF7LFNHWVDYDLODEOHDW WKH7+7ER[RIÂżFHRUZZZWRZQKDOOWKH-Â ater.org. Â
Public Â skating Â in Â Middlebury. Â Thursday, Â Jan. Â 31, Â 9-Â10:30 Â a.m., Â Memorial Â Sports Â Center. Â Early Â Literacy Â Story Â Time Â in Â Middlebury. Â Thursday, Â Jan. Â 31, Â 10:30-Â11:15 Â a.m., Â Ilsley Â Library. Â Join Â chil-Â drenâ€™s Â librarian Â Sarah Â Lawton Â for Â stories, Â rhymes Â and Â songs Â that Â help Â young Â children Â develop Â early Â literacy Â skills. Â Drop Â in. Â Every Â Monday Â and Â Thursday Â through Â Feb. Â 14. Â 0\VWHULRXV +RJZDUWV 5HDGLQJ 6RFLHW\ PHHW-Â ing Â for Â kids Â in Â Middlebury. Â Thursday, Â Jan. Â 31, Â
By Â category: Â Farmersâ€™ Â Markets, Â Sports, Â Clubs Â & Â 2UJDQL]DWLRQV *RYHUQPHQW 3ROLWLFV %LQJR Fund-ÂRaising Â Sales, Â Dance, Â Music, Â Arts Â & Â Education, Â Health Â & Â Parenting, Â Meals, Â Art Â Exhibits Â & Â Museums, Â Library Â Programs. )$50(56Âś0$5.(76 Middlebury Â Farmersâ€™ Â Market. Â Winter Â market Â at Â Mary Â Hogan Â Elementary Â School Â every Â Saturday Â in Â November, Â December, Â March Â and Â April, Â 9:30 Â a.m.-Â1 Â p.m. Â No Â market Â in Â January Â or Â February. Â Local Â produce, Â meats, Â cheese Â and Â eggs, Â baked Â JRRGVMDPVSUHSDUHGIRRGVDQGFUDIWV(%7DQG debit Â cards Â welcome. Â Info: Â 989-Â6012 Â or Â www. MiddleburyFarmersMarket.org. 632576 Co-Âed Â volleyball Â in Â Middlebury. Â Pick-Âup Â games Â Monday, Â 7-Â9 Â p.m., Â Middlebury Â Municipal Â Gym. Â Jack Â Brown, Â 388-Â2502; Â Bruce Â at Â Middlebury Â Recreation Â Department, Â 388-Â8103. &/8%6 25*$1,=$7,216 ACT Â (Addison Â Central Â Teens). Â Drop-Âin Â hours Â during Â the Â school Â years: Â Monday, Â Tuesday, Â Thursday, Â 3-Â6 Â p.m.; Â Wednesday Â and Â Friday, Â 3-Â7 Â p.m. Â 94 Â Main Â 6W 0LGGOHEXU\7RZQ 2IÂżFH EXLOGLQJ EHORZ UHF gym. Â Teen Â drop-Âin Â space Â for Â kids. Â Hang Â out Â with Â friends, Â play Â pool, Â watch Â movies, Â and Â eat Â great Â food. Â Baking: Â every Â Thursday Â from Â 3:30-Â5 Â p.m. Â Info: Â 388-Â3910 Â or Â www.addisonteens.com. Addison Â County Â Amateur Â Radio Â Association. Â Sunday, Â 8 Â p.m. Â On Â the Â air Â on Â club Â repeater Â 147.36/147.96 Â 0+]+]DFFHVVWRQH1RQPHPEHUVDQGYLVL-Â tors Â welcome. Addison Â County Â Emergency Â Planning Â Committee. Â Last Â Wednesday, Â 5 Â p.m. Â State Â Police Â Barracks. Â Public Â invited. Addison Â County Â Republican Â Party. Â Third Â Friday, Â 7 Â p.m., Â Ilsley Â Library, Â Middlebury. Â 897-Â2744. American Â Legion Â Auxiliary Â Post Â 27. Â Fourth Â Monday, Â 7 Â p.m. Â American Â Legion, Â Wilson Â Road, Â Middlebury. Addison Â County Â Council Â Against Â Domestic Â and Â Sexual Â Violence. Â Fourth Â Tuesday, Â noon-Â1:30 Â p.m. Â Addison Â County Â Courthouse Â in Â Middlebury. Â 388-Â9180. Brandon Â Lions Â Club. Â First Â and Â third Â Tuesday, Â 7 Â p.m., Â Brandon Â Senior Â Center. %UDQGRQ 6HQLRU &LWL]HQ &HQWHU )RUHVW 'DOH Road. Â 247-Â3121. The Â Hub Â Teen Â Center Â and Â Skatepark. Â 110 Â Airport Â 'ULYH %ULVWRO 2SHQ PLNH QLJKW ÂżUVW 7KXUVGD\ RI the Â month, Â 5:30-Â7:30 Â p.m., Â free Â for Â all Â ages; Â reserve Â a Â spot Â at Â email@example.com. Â Info: Â 453-Â3678 Â or Â www.bristolskatepark.com. LGBTQ Â (Lesbian, Â Gay, Â Bisexual, Â Transgender, Â Queer). Â Youth Â support Â group Â meets Â Monday Â nights, Â 4-Â6 Â p.m., Â Turningpoint Â Center, Â Marble Â Works, Â Middlebury. Â Info: Â 388-Â4249. Middlebury Â Garden Â Club. Â Second Â Tuesday. Â Location Â varies. Â Barbara: Â 388-Â8268. NEAT Â (Northeast Â Addison Â Television) Â Channel Â 16. Â Fourth Â Monday, Â 5-Â7 Â p.m. Â NEAT Â studio Â in Â Bristol. Â Bruce Â Duncan, Â firstname.lastname@example.org. Neshobe Â Sportsman Â Club. Â Second Â Monday, Â 6 Â p.m. Â potluck; Â 7 Â p.m. Â meeting. Â 97 Â Frog Â Hollow Â Road Â in Â Brandon. Otter Â Creek Â Poets. Â Open Â poetry Â workshop Â held Â Thursdays, Â 1-Â3 Â p.m. Â Ilsley Â Library Â in Â Middlebury. Â Poets Â of Â all Â ages Â are Â invited Â to Â share Â their Â poetry Â for Â feedback, Â encouragement Â and Â optional Â weekly Â assignments. Â Bring Â a Â poem Â or Â two Â to Â share Â (plus Â 20 Â copies). Â Led Â by Â David Â Weinstock. Â Free. Orwell Â Historical Â Society. Â Fourth Â Tuesday, Â 7:30 Â p.m. Â Orwell Â Free Â Library. PACT Â (People Â of Â Addison Â County Â Together). Â Third Â 7KXUVGD\DPSP9HUPRQWVWDWHRIÂżFH building Â on Â Exchange Â St. Â in Â Middlebury, Â Health Â Department Â conference Â room. Â 989-Â8141. Salisbury Â Historical Â Society. Â First Â Saturday, Â 9:30-Â 10:45 Â a.m. Â Salisbury Â Congregational Â Church. Samaritanâ€™s Â Cupboard. Â Assembly Â of Â God Â Christian Â Center, Â 1759 Â Route Â 7, Â Vergennes. Â Third Â Thursday Â through Â October. Â Come Â share Â ideas Â and Â craft Â simple Â items Â for Â Operation Â Christmas Â Child Â shoeboxes. Â Vergennes Â Lions Â Club. Â First Â and Â third Â Wednesday, Â 6 Â p.m., Â Vergennes Â American Â Legion. Â Social Â hour Â at Â 6, Â dinner Â at Â 6:45 Â with Â meeting Â following. Â Visitors Â welcome. Â Info: Â (802) Â 870-Â7070 Â or Â membership@ vergenneslions.com. *29(510(17 32/,7,&6 Addison Â Peace Â Coalition. Â Saturday, Â 10:30-Â11 Â a.m. Â Triangle Â Park Â in Â Middlebury. &LWL]HQV IRU &RQVWLWXWLRQDO *RYHUQPHQW LQ %ULGSRUW Thursday, Â 7-Â9 Â p.m. Â Bridport Â Community Â School. Â Learn Â about Â the Â U.S. Â and Â Vermont Â constitutions Â and Â how Â to Â defend Â our Â rights. Five-ÂTown Â Area Â Vigil Â for Â Peace. Â Friday, Â 5-Â5:30 Â p.m. Â Bristol Â green. Â All Â welcome Â to Â speak Â out Â for Â world Â peace. Vermont Â Department Â of Â Motor Â Vehicles Â Mobile Â Service Â Van. Â Second Â and Â fourth Â Wednesdays, Â 8:30 Â a.m.-Â4 Â p.m.; Â Every Â Thursday, Â 8:30 Â a.m.-Â3:15 Â p.m. Â Addison Â County Â Courthouse, Â in Â Middlebury. Â The Â van Â offers Â written Â exams, Â customer Â service Â and Â road Â tests. Â 828-Â2000.
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New Â Haven Â man Â cited Â for Â 2nd Â DUI Editorâ€™s Â note: Â As Â a Â result Â of Â a Â recent Â switch Â in Â computer Â software Â at Â the Â Middlebury Â Police Â Department, Â the Â weekly Â crime Â log Â that Â is Â provided Â elec-Â tronically Â by Â police Â does Â not Â include Â the Â level Â of Â detail Â to Â which Â our Â read-Â ers Â have Â grown Â accustomed Â through Â the Â years. Â The Â Addison Â Independent Â is Â working Â with Â Middlebury Â police Â to Â ÂżQGDZD\WRUHVWRUHWKHFULPHORJWR its Â previous Â level Â of Â detail. MIDDLEBURY Â â€” Â Middlebury Â police Â cited Â Robert Â A. Â Martineit, Â 30, Â of Â New Â Haven Â for Â driving Â under Â the Â LQĂ€XHQFHVHFRQGRIIHQVHIROORZLQJ a Â stop Â on Â Exchange Â Street Â on Â Jan. Â 9. In Â other Â action Â last Â week, Â Middle-Â bury Â police: Â‡ /RRNHGLQWRDUHSRUWRIDVXVSL-Â cious Â person Â in Â Printers Â Alley Â on Â Jan. Â 7. Â‡ ,QYHVWLJDWHGDODUFHQ\FRPSODLQW in Â the Â Court Â Street Â area Â on Â Jan. Â 7. Â‡ 5HVSRQGHGWRDIUDXGFRPSODLQW in Â the Â Court Â Street Â area Â on Â Jan. Â 7. Â‡ 'HDOW ZLWK DQ XQVSHFLÂżHG DOFR-Â hol Â offense Â in Â the Â College Â Street Â area Â RQ-DQ Â‡ 7HQGHGWRDODQGORUGWHQDQWGLV-Â pute Â at Â a Â Cross Â Street Â apartment Â on Â -DQ Â‡ 6HUYHG D QRWUHVSDVV QRWLFH RQ -DQ RQ D SHUVRQ ZKR ZDV QRW wanted Â at Â a Â Mill Â Street Â address.
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BRIDPORT Â CENTRAL Â SCHOOL Â third-Âgraders, Â with Â teacher Â Peggy Â Laro, Â laugh Â while Â trying Â to Â pro-Â nounce Â the Â longest Â word Â â€” Â 1,909 Â letters Â â€” Â in Â their Â new Â dictionaries. Â The Â dictionaries Â were Â donated Â by Â Dan Â and Â Linda Â Tublitz, Â repre-Â sentatives Â of Â Rotary Â International Â and Â part-Âtime Â Bridport Â residents. Â Right, Â pictured Â outside Â the Â school Â are, Â from Â the Â left, Â BCS Â Adminis-Â trative Â Assistant Â Linda Â Barrett, Â who Â arranged Â the Â donation;Íž Â Dan Â Tublitz;Íž Â BCS Â Principal Â Kathleen Â Kilbourne;Íž Â and Â Linda Â Tublitz.
Investigation Â leads Â to Â felony Â pot Â count VERGENNES Â â€” Â Vergennes Â po-Â lice Â on Â Jan. Â 9 Â cited Â a Â 20-Âyear-Âold Â city Â resident Â for Â a Â felony Â count Â of Â selling Â marijuana. Cited Â was Â Chelsea Â Barrows Â of Â West Â Street. Â Police Â said Â the Â citation Â was Â the Â result Â of Â a Â lengthy Â investiga-Â tion. Â In Â other Â action Â between Â Jan. Â 7 Â and Â 13, Â Vergennes Â police: Â Â‡ 2Q -DQ UHFHLYHG D FDOO IURP the Â Addison Â Northwest Â Supervi-Â VRU\8QLRQRIÂżFHWKDWDZRPDQKDG made Â phone Â threats Â to Â them. Â Police Â were Â then Â informed Â she Â was Â on Â the Â way Â to Â Ferrisburgh Â Central Â School Â and Â backed Â up Â Vermont Â State Â Police Â there;Íž Â VSP Â cited Â the Â woman Â for Â driv-Â LQJZLWKDVXVSHQGHGOLFHQVH2Q-DQ 11 Â police Â were Â told Â she Â was Â driving Â her Â children Â to Â school Â illegally Â again, Â and Â informed Â VSP. Â‡ 2Q-DQUHFHLYHGDWLSDERXWLO-Â legal Â drug Â activity Â in Â the Â area. Â Â‡ 2Q -DQ DQG KHOSHG 9HU-Â gennes Â Union Â High Â School Â person-Â nel Â deal Â with Â studentsâ€™ Â behavioral Â and Â academic Â problems. Â‡ 2Q -DQ VHUYHG VXESRHQDV WR city Â residents Â on Â behalf Â of Â the Â stateâ€™s Â DWWRUQH\ÂśVRIÂżFH Â‡ 2Q-DQORRNHGLQWRYDQGDOLVP â€” Â driving Â across Â a Â lawn Â â€” Â on Â Alden Â Place. Â Â‡ 2Q -DQ FDOPHG D PRWKHU daughter Â dispute Â at Â a Â West Â Street Â home. Â Â‡ 2Q -DQ RQ EHKDOI RI 963 checked Â out Â a Â report Â of Â gunshots Â
marijuana, Â following Â an Â investiga-Â tion Â at Â a Â Cady Â Road Â location Â on Â Jan. Â 10. Â‡ 'HDOW ZLWK DQ XQVSHFLÂżHG DOFR-Â hol Â offense Â in Â the Â Court Â Street Â area Â on Â Jan. Â 11. Â‡ 7HQGHG WR DQ XQVSHFLÂżHG MXYH-Â nile Â problem Â in Â the Â John Â Graham Â Court Â area Â on Â Jan. Â 11. Â‡ 5HVSRQGHG WR D GLVRUGHUO\FRQ-Â duct Â complaint Â in Â the Â Court Â Street Â area Â on Â Jan. Â 11. Â‡ &LWHG -HIIUH\ ) 0D\R RI Bristol Â for Â simple Â assault, Â following Â an Â incident Â at Â a Â Main Â Street Â location Â on Â Jan. Â 12. Â‡ ,QYHVWLJDWHG D SXEOLF LQWR[LFD-Â tion Â complaint Â on Â College Â Street Â on Â Jan. Â 12. Â‡ :HUH DVNHG WR UHVSRQG WR D â€œmental Â health Â issueâ€? Â at Â a Â Cross Â Street Â residence Â on Â Jan. Â 12. Â‡ 5HVSRQGHGWRDQXQVSHFLÂżHGDO-Â cohol Â offense Â in Â the Â Franklin Â Street Â area Â on Â Jan. Â 12. Â‡ :HUH LQIRUPHG RI D VXVSLFLRXV person Â in Â the Â North Â Pleasant Â Street Â neighborhood Â on Â Jan. Â 13. Â‡ :HUH DVNHG WR UHVSRQG WR D â€œmental Â health Â issueâ€? Â at Â a Â Cross Â Street Â residence Â on Â Jan. Â 13. Â‡ 7HQGHG WR D GLVRUGHUO\ FRQGXFW complaint Â in Â the Â Porter Â Drive Â area Â on Â Jan. Â 13.
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on Â Fuller Â Mountain Â Road Â in Â Ferris-Â burgh, Â but Â found Â nothing. Â Â‡ 2Q -DQ VHQW WKH GHSDUWPHQW Drug Â Recognition Â Expert Â to Â help Â VSP Â at Â its Â New Â Haven Â barracks;Íž Â the Â DRE Â determined Â that Â a Â driver Â was Â XQGHUWKHLQĂ€XHQFH Â‡ 2Q-DQDFFHSWHGDUHSRUWRI a Â hit-Âand-Ârun Â car Â accident Â in Â a Â Fer-Â risburgh Â church Â parking Â lot. Â Â‡ 2Q -DQ UHVSRQGHG WR D FDOO of Â a Â suspicious Â person Â outside Â a Â First Â Street Â home;Íž Â police Â found Â footprints. Â Â‡ 2Q -DQ WLFNHWHG RQH RI WKH drivers Â involved Â in Â a Â minor Â two-Âcar Â accident Â on Â Main Â Street. Â Â‡ 2Q-DQFDOPHGDPRWKHUVRQ dispute Â at Â a Â Green Â Street Â residence. Â Â‡ 2Q-DQUHVSRQGHGWRDRQH car Â accident Â on Â Route Â 7 Â in Â Ferris-Â burgh Â on Â behalf Â of Â VSP. Â Â‡ 2Q -DQ DFFHSWHG WKUHH WLSV about Â illegal Â drug Â activity Â in Â Ver-Â gennes Â and Â Ferrisburgh. Â Â‡ 2Q-DQEDFNHGXS963DWD Monkton Â domestic Â situation Â in Â which Â police Â said Â a Â man Â with Â a Â weapon Â was Â threatening Â harm Â to Â himself Â and Â his Â family. Â Police Â said Â the Â man Â surren-Â dered Â the Â weapon Â to Â VSP. Â Â‡ 2Q-DQZHUHWROGWKHWLUHVRI a Â car Â parked Â on Â Victory Â Street Â had Â been Â punctured. Â
Â‡ 2Q-DQWZLFHUHVSRQGHGWR the Â John Â Graham Â Shelter Â to Â help Â personnel Â there Â deal Â with Â a Â loud Â and Â argumentative Â resident, Â who Â was Â asked Â to Â leave Â the Â second Â time. Â Â‡ 2Q -DQ ZHQW WR D 0DLQ Street Â apartment Â because Â its Â oc-Â cupant Â said Â she Â wanted Â a Â guest Â re-Â moved, Â but Â learned Â the Â occupant Â had Â changed Â her Â mind. Â Â‡ 2Q -DQ GLUHFWHG WUDIÂżF DURXQGDFDUÂżUHRQ5RXWHLQ)HU-Â risburgh. Â Â‡ 2Q-DQVHFXUHGDQXQORFNHG door Â at Â the Â St. Â Peterâ€™s Â Church Â Par-Â ish Â Hall. Â Â‡ 2Q-DQGHDOWZLWKDPLQRU two-Âcar Â accident Â on Â Main Â Street. Â‡ 2Q -DQ WROG D PDQ VTXDW-Â ting Â in Â an Â empty Â Main Â Street Â apart-Â ment Â to Â leave. Â Â‡ 2Q -DQ WROG WKUHH 1RUWK-Â lands Â Job Â Corps Â students Â who Â had Â SXWXSDWHQWDQGOLWDFDPSÂżUHQHDU WKH 2WWHU &UHHN IDOOV WR SXOO XS stakes. Â Â‡ 2Q -DQ FKHFNHG RXW D UH-Â port Â of Â gunshots Â in Â New Â Haven Â on Â behalf Â of Â VSP, Â but Â found Â nothing. Â Â‡ 2Q -DQ KHOSHG WKH 9HU-Â JHQQHV3DQWRQ :DWHU 'LVWULFW ÂżQG a Â line Â break Â on Â Monkton Â Road Â and Â GLUHFWHG WUDIÂżF ZKLOH LW ZDV UH-Â paired. Â Â‡ 2Q -DQ DUUHVWHG -DSKHWK .HKRHRI:H\EULGJHRQDQRXW-Â standing Â Rutland Â County Â warrant Â and Â lodged Â him Â at Â the Â Chittenden Â County Â Correctional Â Center. Â
$'',621 &2817< Â˛ 7KXUV-Â day, Â Jan. Â 10, Â was Â a Â bad Â night Â for Â a Â 23-Âyear-Âold Â man Â from Â Elizabeth-Â town, Â N.Y., Â when Â it Â came Â to Â driving Â on Â Addison Â County Â roads. $WDIHZPLQXWHVDIWHUSPWKDW evening Â Vermont Â State Â Police Â re-Â sponded Â to Â a Â one-Âcar Â crash Â on Â Route Â LQ &RUQZDOO 7URRSHU 7LPR-Â thy Â Hanley Â reported Â that Â the Â driver, Â Nickolas Â Mahler, Â told Â him Â that Â he Â swerved Â to Â miss Â a Â deer, Â and, Â in Â doing Â so, Â drove Â his Â 2011 Â Chevy Â Impala Â off Â 5RXWHDQGLQWRDVPDOOJURYHRI WUHHV7KHDFFLGHQWUHVXOWHGLQIURQW end Â damage Â to Â the Â vehicle, Â but Â no Â one Â was Â injured. Less Â than Â three Â hours Â later, Â at Â SP 6HQLRU 7URRSHU -RVHSK Pregent Â from Â the Â New Â Haven Â bar-Â racks Â of Â the Â VSP Â responded Â to Â an-Â other Â one-Âcar Â accident Â in Â which Â the Â GULYHU ZDV LGHQWLÂżHG DV \HDUROG Nickolas Â Mahler Â of Â Elizabethtown, Â 1< 7KLV RQH RFFXUUHG RQ 5RXWH north Â of Â Ferrisburgh Â village. Pregent Â reported Â that Â Mahler Â was Â driving Â a Â 2011 Â Ford Â Escape Â south-Â bound Â on Â Route Â 7 Â when, Â he Â told Â po-Â lice, Â he Â heard Â a Â pop, Â after Â which Â he Â ZDVQRWDEOHWRVWHHU7KH)RUGZHQW off Â the Â east Â side Â of Â the Â road Â and Â col-Â lided Â with Â a Â mailbox Â and Â utility Â pole. Â Mahler, Â who Â was Â wearing Â a Â seatbelt Â at Â the Â time Â of Â the Â crash, Â was Â not Â in-Â jured. Â Police Â said Â the Â car Â was Â a Â total Â loss. Anyone Â with Â information Â on Â this Â crash Â is Â encouraged Â to Â contact Â the Â 963 DW ,QIRUPDWLRQ can Â also Â be Â submitted Â anonymously Â online Â at Â www.vtips.info Â or Â by Â tex-Â ting Â â€œCRIMESâ€? Â (274637) Â to Â Key-Â ZRUG97,36 Meanwhile, Â state Â police Â are Â inves-Â tigating Â a Â number Â of Â burglary Â reports Â in Â the Â past Â week Â or Â so. Â‡ 2Q-DQD0RQNWRQ5RDGUHVL-Â dent Â in Â the Â town Â of Â Monkton Â told Â police Â that Â she Â had Â left Â her Â home Â for Â approximately Â one Â hour Â and Â when Â she Â returned Â she Â found Â someone Â had Â en-Â tered Â the Â place Â and Â stolen Â various Â items Â of Â jewelry, Â loose Â change Â and Â cash. Â‡ 6HSDUDWHO\WKDWVDPHGD\963UH-Â ceived Â a Â report Â of Â a Â burglary Â at Â a Â Route Â 116 Â home Â in Â Bristol Â where Â the Â perpe-Â trator Â entered Â through Â the Â back Â door Â and Â stole Â jewelry. Â‡ 2Q-DQ963UHFHLYHGUHSRUWV of Â two Â residential Â burglaries. Â Someone Â forced Â entry Â into Â a Â home Â on Â Richville Â Road Â in Â Shoreham Â and Â stole Â multiple Â SLHFHVRIDQWLTXHDQGPRGHUQMHZHOU\ as Â well Â as Â cash Â and Â change. Â State Â po-Â lice Â are Â asking Â for Â assistance Â in Â locat-Â LQJVHYHUDOVSHFLÂżFSLHFHVRIMHZHOU\ QDPHO\ D VLOYHU DQWLTXH ORFNHW ZLWK â€œDADâ€? Â inscribed Â on Â the Â front Â in Â gold Â
lettering. Â Also, Â a Â home Â on Â Route Â 7 Â in Â New Â Haven Â was Â broken Â into Â via Â the Â back Â door Â and Â jewelry Â and Â silver Â were Â re-Â ported Â stolen. Â Anyone Â with Â information Â about Â any Â of Â these Â incidents Â is Â encouraged Â to Â contact Â VSP. In Â other Â recent Â activity, Â VSP: Â Â‡ 2Q-DQDWSPVWRSSHGD vehicle Â with Â an Â expired Â registration Â on Â 5RXWHLQ)HUULVEXUJK7KH\FLWHGWKH GULYHULGHQWLÂżHGDV-HIIUH\%6PLDOHN 23, Â of Â Burlington, Â with Â driving Â with Â a Â criminally Â suspended Â license Â and Â with Â providing Â false Â information Â to Â a Â law Â HQIRUFHPHQWRIÂżFHUDIWHUKHDOOHJHGO\ told Â police Â his Â passenger Â was Â operat-Â ing Â the Â vehicle. Â Â‡ 2Q-DQDWSPUHFHLYHGD complaint Â of Â a Â vehicle Â that Â had Â struck Â a Â gas Â pump Â at Â the Â New Â Haven Â Jiffy Â Mart Â and Â failed Â to Â stop Â to Â render Â as-Â sistance. Â Police Â stopped Â the Â vehicle Â DQG WKH GULYHU ZKR LGHQWLÂżHG KHUVHOI as Â Rhonda Â Hill, Â 40, Â of Â Rutland, Â alleg-Â edly Â admitted Â to Â colliding Â with Â the Â gas Â SXPS DQG GULYLQJ DZD\ 7KH WURRSHU cited Â Hill Â for Â leaving Â the Â scene Â of Â an Â accident. Â‡ 2Q-DQDWSPVWRSSHGDPR-Â tor Â vehicle Â driven Â by Â Steven Â Allen, Â 42, Â of Â Hinesburg Â on Â Route Â 116 Â in Â Starks-Â ERUR7KHWURRSHUFLWHG$OOHQDQGKLV passenger, Â 46-Âyear-Âold Â Pamela Â Fuller Â of Â Starksboro, Â for Â possession Â of Â mari-Â juana. Â Allen Â was Â also Â processed Â for Â VXVSLFLRQ RI GULYLQJ XQGHU WKH LQĂ€X-Â ence Â of Â drugs Â but Â was Â not Â charged Â with Â DUI Â as Â a Â blood Â test Â is Â pending. Â‡ 2Q-DQDWSPUHVSRQGHG to Â a Â crash Â on Â Satterly Â Road Â in Â Ferris-Â burgh, Â where Â police Â said Â Amanda Â L. Â Jerry, Â 27, Â of Â Ferrisburgh Â lost Â control Â of Â her Â 2003 Â Dodge Â Neon Â on Â a Â curve Â dur-Â ing Â an Â episode Â of Â sleet Â with Â icy Â condi-Â WLRQV7KH1HRQFROOLGHGZLWKDEULGJH damaging Â both Â sides Â of Â the Â car;Íž Â there Â ZHUHQRLQMXULHV7KHWURRSHUVDLGSRRU road Â conditions Â were Â a Â contributing Â factor Â to Â the Â collision, Â and Â he Â issued Â Jerry Â a Â written Â warning Â for Â speeding. Â‡ 2Q -DQ DW SP UHVSRQG-Â ed Â to Â a Â one-Âcar Â accident Â in Â which Â \HDUROG (O\VH .DXIIPDQ RI $G-Â dison Â was Â driving Â a Â Ford Â Explorer Â northbound Â on Â East Â Street Â in Â Bridport, Â lost Â control Â of Â the Â vehicle Â and Â went Â off Â the Â east Â side Â of Â the Â road Â striking Â a Â tree. Â Kauffman Â was Â uninjured Â and Â the Â vehicle Â was Â towed Â from Â the Â scene Â without Â issue. Â‡ 2Q-DQUHFHLYHGDUHSRUWWKDW
an Â unknown Â individual Â operating Â a Â dark Â red Â Mitsubishi Â Eclipse Â on Â Route Â 7 Â in Â Ferrisburgh Â went Â through Â a Â snow Â bank Â and Â struck Â state Â highway Â signs Â DVZHOODVDSULYDWHPDLOER[7KHYH-Â hicle Â then Â left Â the Â scene Â and Â has Â not Â been Â located. Â Anyone Â with Â informa-Â tion Â regarding Â an Â Eclipse Â with Â re-Â cently Â sustained Â damage Â is Â asked Â to Â contact Â VSP. Â‡ 2Q -DQ DW DP DUUHVWHG 23-Âyear-Âold Â Joshua Â Wells Â of Â Bridport Â after Â the Â New Â York Â State Â Police Â con-Â tacted Â VSP Â with Â information Â that Â they Â suspected Â Wells Â had Â stolen Â a Â vehicle Â in Â New Â York Â and Â driven Â it Â to Â Vermont. Â VSP Â said Â that Â they Â found Â Wells Â in-Â deed Â had Â stolen Â the Â vehicle Â and Â driven Â it Â into Â Vermont Â with Â a Â criminally Â sus-Â pended Â driverâ€™s Â license. Â Police Â lodged Â Wells Â at Â the Â Chittenden Â County Â Cor-Â rectional Â Center Â as Â a Â fugitive Â from Â MXVWLFHDIWHU1HZ<RUNRIÂżFLDOVLVVXHG an Â extraditable Â felony Â warrant Â for Â the Â offense Â in Â their Â state. Â‡ 2Q-DQDWSPFLWHG.HOO\ Barrows, Â 21, Â for Â domestic Â assault Â at Â his Â residence Â in Â Addison. Â He Â was Â arrested Â and Â released Â with Â court-Âor-Â dered Â conditions. Â‡ 2Q -DQ DW SP ZHUH FDOOHG WR D UHSRUW RI D IDPLO\ ÂżJKW RQ7\OHU%ULGJH5RDGLQ6WDUNVERUR 7URRSHUV DUUHVWHG +DVVLPLRX %DQ-Â goura, Â 33, Â of Â Starksboro, Â cited Â him Â for Â domestic Â assault Â and Â lodged Â him Â at Â the Â Marble Â Valley Â Correctional Â Center. Â‡ 2Q -DQ MXVW EHIRUH SP stopped Â a Â motor Â vehicle Â driven Â by Â 0DWWKHZ3DTXHWWHRI:KLWLQJRQ Wooster Â Road Â in Â Whiting Â for Â defec-Â WLYHHTXLSPHQW3ROLFHFLWHG3DTXHWWH for Â a Â misdemeanor Â count Â of Â posses-Â sion Â of Â marijuana. Â Â‡ 2YHUWKHSDVWWKUHHZHHNVWURRS-Â ers Â have Â been Â investigating Â a Â case Â that Â began Â on Â Dec. Â 23, Â when Â a Â 66-Âyear-Âold Â Vergennes Â woman Â reported Â her Â wal-Â let Â â€” Â including Â a Â credit Â card Â and Â debit Â card Â â€” Â had Â been Â stolen Â out Â of Â her Â car Â in Â Ferrisburgh. Â During Â the Â investiga-Â tion Â police Â discovered Â that Â the Â debit Â and Â credit Â card Â were Â used Â in Â Chit-Â tenden Â County Â at Â numerous Â stores Â to Â PDNH SXUFKDVHV 7KH WRWDO FKDUJHV to Â both Â cards Â were Â approximately Â $1,946. Â 7KLVZHHNWURRSHUVFLWHG-XVWLQ/ 3HUNLQV RI :LQRRVNL LQWR &KLW-Â tenden Â County Â Court Â for Â six Â counts Â of Â fraudulent Â use Â of Â a Â credit Â card, Â and Â cited Â him Â into Â Addison Â District Â Court Â for Â petit Â larceny Â for Â allegedly Â stealing Â the Â wallet. Â Police Â also Â cited Â Priscilla Â A. Â Perkins, Â 30, Â of Â Colches-Â ter Â into Â Chittenden Â County Â Court Â for Â one Â count Â of Â fraudulent Â use Â of Â a Â credit Â card.
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Cottrell, Perkins BRANDON Â â€” Â Katelyn Â Cottrell Â and Â Bryon Â Perkins, Â along Â with Â their Â parents, Â announce Â their Â engagement. The Â future Â bride Â is Â the Â daughter Â of Â Lauri Â Cottrell Â of Â Salisbury. Â She Â is Â a Â graduate Â of Â Hoosick Â Falls Â Central Â School, Â Hoosick Â Falls, Â N.Y., Â and Â of Â SUNY, Â Albany. Â She Â is Â employed Â at Â Green Â Mountain Â Power Â in Â Rutland. The Â future Â groom Â is Â the Â son Â of Â Gary Â and Â Susan Â Perkins Â of Â Weybridge. Â He Â is Â a Â graduate Â of Â Middlebury Â Union Â High Â School Â and Â of Â Vermont Â Technical Â College. Â He Â is Â also Â employed Â at Â Green Â Mountain Â Power Â in Â Rutland. They Â reside Â in Â Brandon. Â A Â May Â 18, Â 2013, Â wedding Â is Â planned Â in Â Bridport.
Vacant Â lot THE Â HISTORIC Â LAVALLEY Â store Â in Â Corn-Â wall Â was Â demolished Â on Â Jan. Â 7 Â after Â efforts Â to Â save Â the Â building Â failed Â to Â gain Â approval Â by Â town Â residents.
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SALISBURY Â â€” Â Carol Â and Â Jeffery Â Rule Â of Â Salisbury Â announce Â the Â engagement Â of Â their Â daughter, Â Angela, Â to Â Chad Â Rheaume, Â son Â of Â Sherry Â and Â Richard Â Rheaume Â of Â Middlebury. The Â future Â bride Â is Â a Â 2007 Â gradu-Â ate Â of Â Middlebury Â Union Â High Â School Â and Â is Â currently Â employed Â at Â the Â National Â Bank Â of Â Middlebury. The Â future Â groom Â is Â a Â 2004 Â grad-Â uate Â of Â Middlebury Â Union Â High Â School Â and Â is Â currently Â employed Â at Â Shewin Â Electric. A Â January Â 2014 Â wedding Â is Â planned.
Carey takes reader on journey through Mongolia Book draws from 18 years to paint a cultural picture
Sas Â Carey Â is Â in Â Mongolia Â trying Â not Â to Â buy Â a Â New Â Haven Â family Â welcomes Â By Â JOHN Â S. Â McCRIGHT drum. Â It Â is Â a Â shamanâ€™s Â drum, Â made Â with Â three-Â year-Âold Â female Â deer Â skin Â with Â a Â sheepâ€™s Â tail Â support Â after Â home Â burns beater. Â It Â is Â perfect, Â but Â she Â is Â running Â out Â of Â BY Â XIAN Â CHIANG-ÂWAREN NEW Â HAVEN Â â€” Â At Â 3:30 Â a.m. Â on Â New Â Yearâ€™s Â Day, Â New Â Haven Â residents Â Matt Â and Â Jackie Â Schlein Â received Â a Â frantic Â call Â from Â their Â daughter, Â informing Â them Â that Â their Â KRPHZDVRQÂżUH The Â Schleins Â were Â out Â of Â town Â visit-Â ing Â relatives Â in Â Saugerties, Â N.Y. Â When Â they Â arrived Â home Â in Â New Â Haven Â a Â few Â hours Â after Â receiving Â the Â phone Â call, Â their Â house Â was, Â as Â Schlein Â wrote Â on Â his Â Facebook Â page, Â a Â â€œtoasted Â shredâ€? Â of Â the Â structure Â that Â he Â and Â his Â family Â had Â lived Â in Â for Â 18 Â years. Â They Â lost Â their Â cat, Â their Â belongings, Â and Â the Â structure Â of Â their Â home. Â But Â Schlein, Â who Â is Â the Â founder Â and Â director Â of Â the Â Willowell Â Foundation Â and Â runs Â the Â Walden Â Project Â (an Â alter-Â native Â education Â program Â run Â through Â Vergennes Â Union Â High Â School Â in Â Monkton) Â told Â the Â Independent Â via Â email Â that Â many Â community Â members Â had Â turned Â out Â in Â droves Â to Â support Â him Â and Â his Â family. â€œThis Â tragedy Â has Â only Â reinforced Â our Â ties Â and Â appreciation Â for Â this Â community,â€? Â Schlein Â wrote. The Â VUHS Â community, Â he Â said, Â has Â organized Â fundraisers, Â and Â offered Â meals Â and Â support. Â At Â Mount Â Abraham Â Union Â High Â School, Â where Â his Â youngest Â
daughter Â is Â a Â junior, Â students Â raised Â money Â to Â buy Â her Â a Â new Â wardrobe. Â On Â Feb. Â 9, Â at Â 7 Â p.m., Â the Â Vergennes Â 2SHUD+RXVHZLOOKRVWDEHQHÂżWSHUIRU-Â mance Â by Â local Â band Â Panton Â Flats. Â And Â Schleinâ€™s Â students, Â past Â and Â present, Â from Â the Â Walden Â Project Â have Â reached Â out Â to Â offer Â whatever Â help Â they Â can. Schlein Â said Â that Â even Â his Â insurance Â agent Â has Â been Â fantastic. â€œI Â taught Â her Â children, Â who Â are Â now Â grown, Â so Â I Â feel Â like Â there Â is Â a Â trust Â there Â that Â you Â can Â only Â get Â from Â living Â in Â a Â community Â and Â being Â here Â for Â a Â prolonged Â period Â of Â time,â€? Â he Â said. In Â an Â interview Â and Â in Â his Â frequent Â online Â updates Â to Â the Â community, Â Schlein Â seems Â hopeful Â and Â upbeat. â€œI Â wanted Â to Â let Â everyone Â know Â that Â ,DPÂżQHDVLVWKHUHVWRIP\FODQÂ´ he Â wrote Â in Â a Â Jan. Â 1 Â post. Â â€œWeâ€™ve Â been Â knocked Â down, Â but Â we Â are Â in Â the Â process Â of Â getting Â ourselves Â back Â up.â€? He Â was Â also Â aware Â of Â how Â compar-Â atively Â lucky Â he Â and Â his Â family Â were. â€œWe Â are Â acutely Â aware Â of Â the Â many Â people Â in Â Vermont Â who Â are Â homeless Â but Â do Â not Â have Â all Â the Â support Â we Â do,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œWhile Â this Â is Â a Â tragedy Â for Â us, Â there Â is Â also Â much Â hope Â for Â a Â better Â tomorrow. Â Many Â folks Â donâ€™t Â have Â a Â chance Â to Â rebuild Â and Â look Â to Â tomor-Â row Â with Â hope.â€?
money Â and Â she Â has Â told Â herself Â and Â her Â friends Â she Â is Â not Â going Â to Â buy Â it. Â She Â lies Â in Â bed Â sleepless. Â Her Â heart Â beats. Â She Â feels Â desire. Â She Â tells Â herself Â she Â is Â not Â going Â to Â buy Â the Â drum. A Â friend Â brings Â the Â drum Â for Â her Â to Â see. Â He Â tells Â her Â to Â beat Â it Â â€” Â really Â smack Â it. â€œThunder. Â The Â deep Â resonant Â sound Â shakes Â my Â heart, Â my Â soul, Â the Â room, Â waking Â the Â walls Â â€” Â and Â the Â drum,â€? Â Carey Â writes Â of Â the Â experience. Â â€œI Â know Â it Â is Â mine.â€? After Â buying Â the Â drum, Â Carey Â still Â canâ€™t Â sleep. Â She Â feels Â silly Â giving Â an Â inanimate Â object Â living Â characteristics;Íž Â but Â she Â knows Â that Â the Â drum Â is Â still Â vibrating Â and Â it Â wonâ€™t Â let Â her Â sleep. She Â calls Â a Â friend Â who Â knows Â about Â shamanism Â and Â is Â told Â to Â feed Â the Â drum Â tobacco Â and Â talk Â to Â it. Â After Â performing Â a Â ritual Â she Â sleeps. â€œBut Â this Â is Â only Â the Â beginning Â of Â the Â drum Â making Â its Â presence Â known,â€? Â Carey Â writes. After Â 18 Â years Â of Â traveling Â to Â Mongolia Â as Â a Â nurse Â and Â a Â traveler, Â Sas Â Carey, Â 67, Â of Â Middlebury Â has Â produced Â a Â book Â on Â the Â subject, Â â€œReindeer Â Herders Â in Â My Â Heart: Â Stories Â of Â Healing Â Journeys Â in Â Mongolia.â€? Â The Â book Â gives Â readers Â an Â oppor-Â tunity Â to Â join Â Carey Â as Â she Â follows Â her Â calling Â to Â a Â remote Â community Â of Â nomadic Â reindeer Â herders Â in Â the Â northernmost Â reaches Â of Â Mongolia. Â :ULWWHQ LQ WKH ÂżUVW SHUVRQ WKH ERRN LV DQ opportunity Â to Â live Â her Â experiences Â and Â encounter Â the Â ancient Â ways Â of Â healing, Â truth Â and Â the Â spirit Â world Â â€” Â including Â the Â story Â of Â the Â drum. Although Â Carey Â went Â to Â Mongolia Â as Â a Â nurse Â
SAS Â CAREY Â IN Â MONGOLIA and Â started Â an Â health Â care Â organization Â called Â Nomadicare Â to Â help Â the Â herdsmen Â and Â women, Â she Â says Â the Â book Â is Â really Â about Â cultural Â stories. Â She Â hopes Â it Â opens Â readers Â to Â universal Â truths. â€œShamanism Â is Â the Â basic Â religion Â of Â all Â people,â€? Â Carey Â says. Â â€œBeing Â in Â the Â community Â where Â they Â use Â shamans Â is Â pretty Â universal.â€? While Â in Â the Â central Â Asian Â country Â she Â studied Â
shamanism Â as Â a Â way Â to Â connect Â with Â the Â spirit Â world, Â but Â Carey Â says Â she Â also Â carries Â with Â her Â a Â very Â traditional Â Connecticut Â upbringing. â€œShamanism Â is Â so Â much Â more Â dramatic Â than Â I Â am.â€? Along Â the Â way Â she Â also Â learned Â much Â more Â about Â the Â nomadic Â lifestyle Â in Â Mongolia. Â It Â is Â a Â country Â of Â 3 Â million Â people Â with Â about Â half Â living Â in Â the Â capital, Â Ulaanbaatar. Â With Â a Â short Â growing Â season Â and Â soil Â that Â is Â not Â rich, Â Mongolia Â is Â a Â land Â that Â could Â not Â support Â much Â more Â than Â the Â herd-Â ing Â and Â grazing Â of Â animals. Carey Â worries Â that Â 21st Â century Â pressures Â could Â end Â the Â nomadic Â lifestyle. â€œAbout Â 15 Â years Â ago Â the Â prime Â minister Â of Â Mongolia Â said Â we Â wonâ€™t Â have Â any Â nomads Â left Â in Â 15 Â years;Íž Â but Â he Â was Â wrong,â€? Â she Â says. Â â€œStill Â 38 Â percent Â of Â Mongolians Â are Â Nomads, Â so Â I Â donâ€™t Â know Â how Â long Â they Â will Â be Â around.â€? As Â such, Â she Â is Â striving Â to Â document Â a Â country Â and Â a Â people. In Â addition Â to Â creating Â this Â book, Â she Â is Â working Â RQDÂżOPDERXWEHFRPLQJDVKDPDQLQ0RQJROLD She Â says Â she Â needs Â some Â funding Â and Â technical Â KHOSWRJHWWKHÂżOPPDGH â€œI Â have Â all Â the Â footage Â â€” Â 500 Â hours Â of Â footage Â of Â Mongolia,â€? Â Carey Â says. Â â€œI Â really Â believe Â that Â if Â they Â arenâ€™t Â sustainable Â they Â need Â documentation Â of Â the Â lifestyle.â€? Careyâ€™s Â book Â carries Â endorsements Â on Â the Â back Â cover Â from Â Bill Â McKibben, Â Jane Â Goodall Â and Â Bekhbat Â Khasbazar, Â the Â Mongolian Â Ambassador Â to Â the Â United Â States. Â She Â wrote Â it Â over Â a Â 15-Âyear Â period Â during Â which Â time Â Carey Â attended Â a Â writ-Â ing Â group Â at Â Ilsley Â Library Â in Â Middlebury. â€œI Â have Â lived Â in Â town Â for Â over Â four Â decades Â and Â visited Â my Â Mongolian Â friends Â for Â nearly Â two Â decades. Â It Â is Â time Â to Â introduce Â the Â nomads Â to Â Americans,â€? Â says Â Carey. Sas Â Carey Â will Â discuss Â her Â new Â book Â and Â her Â travels Â in Â Mongolia Â in Â a Â talk Â at Â Ilsley Â Library Â on Â Thursday, Â Jan. Â 17, Â at Â 7:30 Â p.m.
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Fracking addressed in â€˜Promised Landâ€™ Bates Â brings Â comedy Â to Â Bristol
Promised Â Land;Íž Â Running Â time: Â the Â thousands Â of Â gallons Â of Â toxic Â chemicals Â pumped Â into Â the Â shale Â poi-Â 1:46;Íž Â Rating: Â R Â â€œPromised Â Landâ€? Â jumps Â enthu-Â son Â the Â water Â tables? Â Will Â the Â delib-Â siastically Â into Â the Â national Â debate Â erate Â destruction Â of Â the Â shale Â depos-Â about Â hydraulic Â fracturing. Â To Â their Â its Â lead Â to Â collapses Â in Â the Â surface Â of Â credit, Â writers Â Matt Â Damon Â and Â John Â the Â land? Â Will Â the Â fabled Â open Â spaces Â of Â America Â become Â dotted Â Krasinski Â have Â tried Â to Â with Â drills, Â trucks, Â tent Â cit-Â show Â both Â sides Â of Â the Â ies Â and Â accidental Â spills? Â question. Â The Â result Â is Â Of Â course. Â But Â since Â frack-Â D PRYLH WKDW UHĂ€HFWV WKH ing Â has Â won Â the Â battle, Â the Â current Â state Â of Â the Â di-Â question Â becomes Â this: Â Is Â lemma. Â it Â possible Â to Â hold Â corpora-Â The Â usual Â polarized Â ar-Â tions Â accountable Â for Â their Â gument Â between Â the Â busi-Â methods Â of Â extracting Â natu-Â ness Â and Â environmental Â ral Â gas Â from Â the Â American Â communities Â has Â moved Â landscape? Â Based Â on Â the Â BP Â to Â a Â new Â phase. Â With Â debacle Â in Â the Â Gulf, Â the Â cur-Â the Â propulsive Â power Â of Â rent Â Shell Â Oil Â misadventure Â an Â idea Â whose Â time Â has Â off Â Alaska, Â and Â the Â toxicity Â come, Â this Â controversial Â of Â the Â Alberta Â Oil Â Sands, Â the Â practice Â for Â extracting Â By Joan Ellis answer Â is Â a Â probable Â no. gas Â from Â shale Â has Â won Â That Â is Â the Â central Â prem-Â the Â argument. Â That Â vic-Â tory Â is Â based Â on Â the Â mostly Â correct Â ise Â of Â â€œPromised Â Land.â€? Â Matt Â Da-Â claim Â of Â clean, Â cheap, Â energy Â and Â the Â mon Â plays Â Steve, Â representative Â of Â appealing Â promise Â of Â ending Â depen-Â Global, Â a Â $9 Â billion Â fracking Â com-Â pany. Â He Â must Â convince Â landowners Â dence Â on Â foreign Â oil. 7KHĂ€LSVLGHRIWKHSURPLVHLVWKDW to Â allow Â them Â to Â drill. Â Sue Â (Frances Â there Â is Â no Â way Â to Â assess Â the Â potential Â McDormand) Â is Â the Â tough-Âminded Â damage Â to Â people Â or Â the Â earth. Â Will Â road Â partner Â who Â keeps Â Steve Â in Â line Â
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BRISTOL Â â€” Â The Â Bristol Â Rec-Â reation Â Department Â will Â present Â â€œComedy Â Night Â in Â Bristol,â€? Â the Â WRZQÂśV ÂżUVW HYHU VWDQGXS FRPHG\ revue, Â on Â Friday, Â Jan. Â 25, Â at Â 7:30 Â p.m. Â at Â Holley Â Hall. â€œBristol Â is Â ready Â for Â this,â€? Â said Â comedian Â Tony Â Bates, Â who Â is Â producing Â and Â hosting Â the Â show. Â â€œWeâ€™ve Â done Â multiple Â shows Â in Â Vergennes, Â Middlebury, Â and Â Bran-Â don. Â Bristolâ€™s Â due. â€œWeâ€™ve Â put Â together Â an Â awesome Â lineup Â of Â talent. Â These Â comics Â are Â really Â hard Â to Â get,â€? Â said Â Bates. Standup Â comedy Â has Â grown Â throughout Â Vermont Â in Â the Â last Â two Â years, Â with Â opportunities Â to Â see Â live Â performances Â most Â nights Â of Â the Â week. Â â€œWe Â were Â the Â last Â state Â in Â the Â union Â to Â get Â its Â own Â brick-Â and-Âmortar Â comedy Â club,â€? Â said Â Bates. Â â€œItâ€™s Â called Â â€˜Levityâ€™ Â on Â Cen-Â ter Â Street Â in Â Burlington Â and Â itâ€™s Â in-Â cubated Â a Â ton Â of Â talent.â€? Â Darla Â Senecal, Â director Â of Â the Â Bristol Â Recreation Â Department, Â said, Â â€œWeâ€™re Â very Â excited Â to Â have Â this Â kind Â of Â a Â lineup Â making Â the Â trip Â to Â entertain Â us. Â Weâ€™ve Â never Â had Â anything Â like Â this Â before. Â Itâ€™s Â
TONY Â BATES going Â to Â be Â so Â much Â fun. â€œFolks Â should Â know,â€? Â she Â added, Â â€œthat Â all Â proceeds Â go Â to Â the Â Bristol Â Recreation Â Department Â to Â support Â all Â of Â our Â local Â programs.â€? The Â show Â will Â feature: Â‡ 7RQ\ %DWHV KRVW %DWHV LV D teacher Â at Â Middlebury Â Union Â Middle Â 6FKRRODQGZDVDVHPLÂżQDOLVWDWWKH 2012 Â Funniest Â Comic Â in Â New Â Eng-Â
land Â Contest Â at Â Mohegan Â Sun Â Ca-Â sino Â in Â Connecticut. Â‡ 1DWDOLH0LOOHUDFWUHVVYRLFH over Â artist, Â comic, Â and Â co-Âfounder Â of Â Spark Â Arts, Â a Â Burlington Â casting Â and Â performing Â arts Â company. Â‡ .HYLQ%\HUUHFHQWZLQQHURI the Â Funniest Â Comic Â in Â Vermont Â competition. Â‡ -RVK6WDUUD&KLWWHQGHQ&RXQ-Â ty Â resident Â who Â works Â in Â Addison Â &RXQW\+HKDVEHHQÂżOOLQJURRPV in Â the Â Burlington Â area Â and Â is Â fea-Â tured Â in Â TV Â commercials Â for Â Ver-Â montâ€™s Â â€œBuckle Â Up!â€? Â campaign. Â‡ 1DWKDQ +DUWVZLFN KHDGOLQHU Hartswick Â is Â a Â comic, Â producer, Â and Â president Â of Â the Â Vermont Â Comedy Â Club. Â He Â won Â the Â Higher Â Ground Â Comedy Â Battle Â in Â Burl-Â ington Â and Â has Â been Â performing Â standup Â in Â clubs Â across Â New Â Eng-Â land. Doors Â open Â at Â 7 Â p.m. Â Tickets Â are Â $7 Â and Â can Â be Â purchased Â at Â the Â door. Â The Â show Â contains Â mature Â themes Â and Â is Â not Â recommended Â for Â people Â younger Â than Â 16. Â For Â more Â information, Â contact Â the Â Bristol Â Recreation Â Department Â at Â 453-Â5885.
Quinn Â family Â to Â host Â contra, Â square Â dance MIDDLEBURY Â â€” Â The Â Middle-Â bury Â Recreation Â Department Â is Â sponsoring Â a Â contra Â and Â square Â dance Â on Â Saturday, Â Jan. Â 26, Â at Â 7:30 Â p.m. Â in Â the Â Middlebury Â Municipal Â Gym. Â Playing Â for Â this Â dance Â will Â
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Teens Â to Â perform Â with Â rising Â opera Â stars BURLINGTON Â â€” Â Eleven Â stu-Â dents Â from Â Addison Â County Â will Â per-Â form Â in Â the Â Vermont Â Youth Â Orches-Â traâ€™s Â Opera Â Extravaganza, Â featuring Â two Â of Â operaâ€™s Â most Â sought-Âafter Â ris-Â ing Â stars. Â Internationally Â acclaimed Â soprano Â Latonia Â Moore Â and Â tenor Â Jesus Â Garcia Â will Â join Â the Â VYO, Â the Â VYO Â Chorus Â and Â the Â Vermont Â Youth Â Concert Â Chorale Â for Â a Â 3 Â p.m. Â concert Â on Â Jan. Â 20 Â at Â the Â Flynn Â Center Â for Â the Â Performing Â Arts Â in Â Burlington. â€œWe Â are Â extremely Â fortunate Â to Â have Â a Â chance Â to Â see Â opera Â sing-Â ers Â of Â this Â caliber Â in Â a Â live Â perfor-Â mance Â here Â in Â Vermont,â€? Â said Â Jeffrey Â Domoto, Â VYOA Â music Â director. Â â€œItâ€™s Â an Â especially Â exciting Â opportunity Â for Â our Â young Â musicians Â because Â
sharing Â the Â stage Â with Â a Â great Â per-Â former Â is Â always Â thrilling. Â Watching Â a Â world-Âclass Â performer Â allows Â them Â to Â see Â how Â music Â is Â so Â much Â more Â than Â just Â notes, Â and Â how Â a Â virtuoso Â really Â illuminates Â the Â music. Â It Â can Â be Â a Â transformative Â experience.â€? The Â program Â features Â arias, Â du-Â ets Â and Â choruses Â from Â a Â number Â of Â favorite Â operas, Â including Â â€œLucia Â di Â Lammermoor,â€? Â â€œTosca,â€? Â â€œEugene Â Onegin,â€? Â â€œDon Â Giovanni,â€? Â â€œDie Â Fle-Â dermaus,â€? Â â€œCarmen,â€? Â â€œDon Â Carlo,â€? Â â€œIl Â Trovatore,â€? Â â€œCavalleria Â Rusti-Â cana,â€? Â â€œManonâ€? Â and Â â€œLa Â Traviata.â€? Addison Â County Â students Â par-Â ticipating Â include Â AnnaLisa Â Mayer Â (violin) Â of Â Bristol, Â Harrison Â Miller Â (bass) Â and Â Eryn Â Diehl Â (chorale) Â of Â
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Fern Â Lake Â Road Â home. Â Brian Â M. Â Cumberbatch, Â 31, Â of Â Brooklyn, Â N.Y., Â faces Â the Â most Â seri-Â RXVFKDUJHLQWKDWFDVHÂ˛WUDIÂżFNLQJ of Â heroin Â â€” Â as Â well Â as Â marijuana Â SRVVHVVLRQ 3ROLFH VDLG WKH WUDIÂżFN-Â LQJFKDUJHLVSXQLVKDEOHE\DÂżQHRI up Â to Â $1 Â million, Â up Â to Â 30 Â years Â in Â jail, Â or Â both. Â At Â that Â time Â police Â also Â arrested Â Jill Â Smith, Â 30, Â of Â Middle-Â bury Â and Â Zebulon Â Brinkman, Â 29, Â of Â Vergennes. Â Police Â charged Â both Â with Â heroin Â sale Â and Â delivery, Â conspiracy Â to Â sell Â drugs, Â and Â possession Â of Â her-Â oin. Â According Â to Â the Â Burlington Â Free Â Press, Â various Â Vermont Â police Â agen-Â cies Â and Â the Â U.S. Â Bureau Â of Â Alcohol, Â Tobacco, Â Firearms Â and Â Explosives Â (ATF) Â on Â Jan. Â 3 Â made Â another Â big Â drug Â arrest. Â Dakota Â Norris, Â 20, Â of Â Bristol Â and Â Daniel Â Sheldrick, Â 36, Â of Â Brandon Â are Â facing Â charges Â that Â they Â traded Â guns Â for Â heroin, Â according Â to Â the Â ATF. Â Both Â were Â indicted Â on Â three Â IHORQ\GUXJDQGÂżUHDUPVFKDUJHVUH-Â lated Â to Â conduct Â in Â late Â December. Â The Â Free Â Press Â quoted Â Magistrate Â Judge Â John Â Conroy Â as Â saying Â both Â were Â heroin Â users Â and Â dealers. ATF Â Agent Â David Â Campbell Â told Â the Â Free Â Press Â that Â the Â gun-Âfor-Âher-Â oin Â investigation Â began Â after Â Bris-Â tol Â and Â Vergennes Â police Â searched Â a Â home Â and Â a Â car Â Dec. Â 26 Â as Â part Â of Â an Â investigation Â into Â the Â theft Â of Â a Â hand-Â gun Â from Â Bristol. Â A Â Ruger Â .22-Âcali-Â ber Â revolver Â was Â taken Â from Â a Â Bristol Â home Â during Â a Â burglary Â Dec. Â 21. That Â led Â to Â a Â search Â Dec. Â 27 Â in Â Brandon, Â after Â which Â Norris Â and Â Sheldrick Â were Â arrested. Â Police Â ap-Â parently Â seized Â guns, Â ammunition, Â items Â used Â in Â drug Â sales, Â and Â more Â than Â a Â thousand Â dollars Â in Â cash Â in Â that Â search.
(Continued Â from Â Page Â 1A) cations Â since Â 2010, Â and Â is Â poised Â to Â connect Â to Â another Â 12,500 Â in Â the Â coming Â months. Singling Â out Â Karen Â Marshall, Â who Â for Â the Â past Â few Â years Â has Â let Â the Â effort Â to Â push Â broadband Â as Â chief Â of Â Con-Â nect Â Vermont, Â Shumlin Â announced Â that Â Vermont Â was Â on Â track Â to Â have Â broadband Â access Â in Â every Â home Â and Â business Â by Â the Â end Â of Â 2013. Â â€œKaren Â (Marshall) Â and Â Connect Â Vermont Â have Â done Â a Â remarkable Â job Â of Â working Â with Â telecommunications Â companies Â across Â the Â state Â and Â across Â the Â nation Â to Â ensure Â households Â and Â employers Â have Â the Â Internet Â access Â they Â need Â for Â education, Â business, Â telecommuting, Â shopping Â and Â all Â the Â other Â things Â people Â worldwide Â turn Â to Â the Â Internet Â for,â€? Â Shumlin Â said. The Â even Â better Â news? Â Addison Â County Â is Â already Â there. In Â a Â January Â interview, Â Marshall Â (who Â last Â week Â took Â on Â a Â new Â job Â as Â president Â of Â VTel Â Data Â Network), Â said Â that Â around Â 17,000 Â addresses Â in Â Addison Â County Â already Â have Â broad-Â band Â access, Â 175 Â â€œpendingâ€? Â address-Â es Â are Â set Â to Â have Â broadband Â by Â the Â yearâ€™s Â end, Â and Â one Â lone Â address Â in Â Connect Â Vermontâ€™s Â database Â had Â yet Â to Â be Â given Â a Â plan Â for Â service Â â€” Â and Â Marshall Â said Â they Â were Â working Â on Â it. â€œYou Â folks Â have Â a Â couple Â of Â really Â good Â providers,â€? Â Marshall Â told Â the Â Independent FLWLQJ :DLWVÂżHOG DQG Champlain Â Valley Â Telecom Â in Â partic-Â ular. Â â€œAll Â in Â all, Â things Â are Â in Â pretty Â great Â shape Â in Â Addison Â County.â€? CHANGES Â IN Â SERVICE Though Â Clark Â has Â been Â telecom-Â muting Â full-Âtime Â only Â since Â Retail-Â Vision Â shut Â down Â its Â Middlebury Â center Â late Â in Â 2012, Â he Â had Â been Â
(Continued Â from Â Page Â 1A) na. Â Police Â lodged Â Gebo Â at Â the Â Chit-Â tenden Â County Â Correctional Â Center Â for Â lack Â of Â $20,000 Â bail. Â Vergennes Â Police Â Chief Â George Â Merkel Â said Â Geboâ€™s Â arrest Â and Â the Â search Â warrant Â on Â his Â home Â was Â the Â result Â of Â a Â lengthy Â investigation. Â â€œThis Â guyâ€™s Â been Â on Â our Â radar Â screen Â for Â a Â while,â€? Â Merkel Â said. Â However, Â although Â police Â have Â had Â information, Â it Â has Â not Â always Â been Â actionable. Â On Â Monday, Â they Â had Â the Â right Â information Â that Â al-Â lowed Â them Â to Â move, Â Merkel Â said. Â â€œWe Â need Â the Â information Â and Â the Â opportunity Â â€Ś Â to Â go Â to Â the Â opera-Â tional Â stage,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œWe Â receive Â lots Â of Â information, Â but Â most Â of Â the Â time Â the Â information Â stops Â at Â that. Â We Â have Â to Â wait Â until Â the Â opportunity Â presents Â itself.â€? Police Â cited Â Beaver, Â who Â was Â liv-Â ing Â at Â the Â home, Â for Â possession Â and Â sale Â of Â heroin Â and Â illegal Â possession Â of Â a Â regulated Â drug. Â At Â about Â 3:30 Â p.m. Â on Â Monday, Â in Â what Â Vergennes Â police Â called Â a Â relat-Â ed Â case Â they Â arrested Â Justin Â Gero, Â 22, Â of Â Cornwall Â and Â cited Â him Â for Â sale Â and Â possession Â of Â heroin. Â Merkel Â said Â the Â investigation Â is Â continuing Â and Â further Â arrests Â may Â be Â made. Â Merkel Â praised Â the Â cooperation Â RI963DQGKLVRIÂżFHUVIRUÂłSXWWLQJ their Â shoulders Â to Â the Â wheelâ€? Â on Â this Â and Â other Â long, Â complex Â drug Â inves-Â tigations. Â The Â Vergennes Â department Â and Â VSP Â also Â worked Â together Â in Â De-Â cember Â on Â the Â arrest Â of Â three Â people Â in Â Leicester Â for Â selling Â heroin. Â In Â that Â case Â police Â found Â more Â than Â 350 Â bags Â of Â the Â drug, Â $3,670 Â of Â cash, Â PDULMXDQDDQGDVWROHQÂżUHDUPDWD
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VERMONT Â â€” Â The Â annual Â Ver-Â products Â and Â machinery, Â attend Â trade Â mont Â Farm Â Show Â returns Â to Â the Â association Â meetings, Â and Â network Â Champlain Â Valley Â Fair Â Grounds Â in Â within Â the Â farm Â community. (VVH[-XQFWLRQWKLV-DQWRFHO-Â The Â show Â also Â holds Â wide Â appeal Â HEUDWHLWVVW\HDU for Â the Â general Â public. Â With Â tractors, Â /DVW \HDU ZDV WKH ÂżUVW \HDU WKH farm Â animals, Â and Â agricultural Â prod-Â show Â was Â held Â at Â the Â ucts Â on Â display, Â thereâ€™s Â Champlain Â Valley Â Fair-Â something Â for Â everyone Â at Â grounds. Â Previously, Â it Â There is the Â Farm Â Show. was Â hosted Â by Â the Â Barre Â no cost for This Â year Â Consum-Â Civic Â Center. Â The Â new, Â parking or er Â Night Â will Â be Â held Â more Â spacious Â venue Â pro-Â admission :HGQHVGD\ -DQ vided Â a Â better Â experience Â to the Farm Show Â hours Â will Â be Â ex-Â IRU JXHVWV DOLNH LQ tended Â until Â 7 Â p.m. Â that Â Show, but according Â to Â Farm Â Show Â evening. Â Food Â enthusiasts Â attendees are will Â enjoy Â the Â Buy Â Local Â management. At Â last Â yearâ€™s Â Farm Â encouraged Market, Â which Â will Â show-Â Show, Â Andrea Â Ochs, Â to bring case Â foods Â and Â products Â president Â of Â the Â Addison Â a nonfrom Â Vermont Â farms. Â County Â Farm Â Bureau Â and Â perishable The Â â€œCapital Â Cook-Âoffâ€? Â promotion Â and Â education Â will Â be Â staged Â again Â this Â chair Â of Â the Â Vermont Â Farm Â food year. Â It Â is Â an Â Iron Â Chef-Â %XUHDX ZDV VWDIÂżQJ WKH donation for type Â competition Â in Â which Â Vermont Â Farm Â Bureau Â the Vermont teams Â from Â the Â Vermont Â booth. Â She Â said Â the Â show, Â Food Bank. House Â of Â Representa-Â which Â in Â Essex Â Junction Â tives;Íž Â Senate;Íž Â and Â Agency Â was Â situated Â right Â between Â of Â Agriculture, Â Food Â and Â Vermontâ€™s Â prime Â farming Â counties Â of Â Markets Â face Â off Â in Â a Â battle Â of Â culinary Â Addison Â and Â Franklin, Â provided Â a Â VNLOOV7HDPVZLOOKDYHPLQXWHVWR chance Â for Â the Â organization Â to Â reach Â create Â a Â dish Â using Â Vermont Â products Â RXWWRIDUPHUVDQGWRÂżQGRXWDERXW bought Â at Â the Â Buy Â Local Â Market. their Â biggest Â concerns. There Â is Â no Â cost Â for Â parking Â or Â â€œItâ€™s Â a Â chance Â to Â meet Â farmers Â so Â admission Â to Â the Â Farm Â Show, Â but Â they Â can Â tell Â us Â whatâ€™s Â going Â on, Â and Â attendees Â are Â encouraged Â to Â bring Â a Â itâ€™s Â also Â a Â chance Â to Â educate Â farmers Â non-Âperishable Â food Â donation Â for Â the Â on Â whatâ€™s Â happening Â in Â the Â Legisla-Â Vermont Â Food Â Bank. ture,â€? Â Ochs Â told Â the Â Independent. University Â of Â Vermont Â Extension Â The Â Farm Â Show Â is Â Vermontâ€™s Â larg-Â RIÂżFHLQ0LGGOHEXU\LVHQFRXUDJLQJ est Â agricultural Â showcase. Â For Â agri-Â local Â farmers Â and Â those Â involved Â in Â culture Â professionals, Â it Â is Â an Â oppor-Â agriculture Â of Â all Â sorts Â to Â enter Â their Â tunity Â to Â meet Â with Â vendors, Â preview Â crops Â into Â the Â Product Â Contest Â at Â the Â
Farm Â Show. Â Not Â only Â can Â entrants Â ZLQVRPHFDVKXSWRIRUD%HVW of Â Show Â entry), Â but Â they Â can Â help Â the Â UVM Â Extension Â team Â make Â the Â Crops Â Exhibit Â spectacular. â€œWe Â will Â be Â working Â hard Â to Â tell Â your Â story Â to Â Farm Â Show Â attendees, Â EXWZHFDQÂśWGRLWZLWKRXWÂżOOLQJWKH booth Â full Â of Â entries Â of Â your Â crops,â€? Â said Â Rico Â Balzano, Â UVM Â Extension Â Agronomy Â Outreach Â Professional. Crop Â categories Â include Â corn Â si-Â lage, Â haylage, Â ear Â corn/high Â moisture Â shell Â corn, Â and Â dry Â grain. Â Anyone Â can Â bring Â oats, Â wheat, Â barley, Â soy-Â beans, Â or Â other Â crops Â they Â grow. Â Dry Â hay Â can Â be Â entered Â as Â grass, Â mixed, Â or Â legume Â hay. Â For Â information Â on Â the Â exact Â commodities Â being Â judged, Â visit Â www.vtfarmshow.com/product-Â contest.html. Two Â very Â good Â judges Â will Â re-Â view Â the Â samples Â and Â select Â the Â best Â in Â each Â class Â and Â best Â in Â show. Â The Â top Â samples Â in Â each Â class Â and Â best Â in Â show Â will Â receive Â a Â special Â rosette Â and, Â of Â course, Â a Â nice Â cash Â prize. Drop Â off Â samples Â at Â the Â UVM Â Ex-Â WHQVLRQRIÂżFHDW3RQG/DQH6XLWH LQ 0LGGOHEXU\ DV ODWH DV QRRQ RQ0RQGD\-DQRUGLUHFWO\WRWKH &KDPSODLQ9DOOH\([SRE\SPRQ -DQ For Â more Â information Â about Â enter-Â ing Â your Â crops Â into Â the Â product Â con-Â test, Â contact Â Rico Â Balzano, Â Jeff Â Cart-Â HURU'RQQD%URZQDW For Â more Â information Â on Â the Â Farm Â Show, Â including Â a Â list Â of Â scheduled Â H[KLELWRUV YLVLW ZZZYWIDUP-Â show.com.
Change of seasons changes our chores A Â few Â years Â ago Â I Â used Â this Â space Â to Â describe Â the Â life Â cycle Â of Â a Â cow Â from Â birth Â to Â her Â exit Â from Â the Â dairy Â farm. Â In Â this Â yearâ€™s Â series Â of Â col-Â umns, Â I Â thought Â I Â would Â expand Â that Â idea Â a Â little Â and Â describe, Â each Â month Â and Â season, Â whatâ€™s Â happening Â on Â the Â farm. Â Each Â season Â brings Â new Â and Â different Â challenges Â and Â chores Â on Â our Â sheep, Â goat, Â beef Â and Â dairy Â farms Â in Â Addison Â County. Itâ€™s Â pretty Â quiet Â in Â January Â for Â our Â shepherds Â caring Â for Â sheep Â and Â goats. Â These Â small Â ruminants Â are Â called Â short Â day Â breeders Â and Â were Â exposed Â to Â bucks Â and Â rams Â in Â the Â fall. Â By Â now, Â hopefully, Â most Â ewes Â and Â does Â are Â pregnant Â waiting Â for Â spring Â to Â deliver Â their Â youngsters. Â Shepherds Â should Â be Â assessing Â their Â winter Â forages Â to Â make Â sure Â they Â meet Â the Â requirements Â of Â the Â grow-Â ing Â pregnancy Â and Â subsequent Â lacta-Â tion. Â Hay Â should Â be Â fed Â in Â elevated Â UDFNVVLQFHIHHGLQJRQWKHĂ€RRUFDQ expose Â sheep Â and Â goats Â to Â para-Â sites Â even Â in Â the Â winter. Â Shepherds Â should Â also Â make Â sure Â and Â monitor Â
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their Â sheepâ€™s Â body Â dairy Â farmer Â can Â ex-Â weight Â by Â feeling Â the Â pect. muscles Â along Â the Â In Â January, Â the Â corn Â backbone. Â Weight Â and Â fall Â haylage Â has Â loss Â in Â sheep Â can Â hide Â completed Â its Â fermen-Â beneath Â their Â thick Â tation Â in Â the Â silos Â and Â wool Â coats. has Â achieved Â the Â peak Â Beef Â cows Â are Â of Â its Â nutrient Â content Â waiting Â for Â calving Â and Â digestibility. Â The Â season Â as Â well. Â Beef Â forages Â are Â also Â more Â farmers Â like Â to Â plan Â stable Â in Â the Â cold Â their Â calving Â so Â the Â weather Â and Â donâ€™t Â cows Â are Â coming Â spoil Â in Â the Â feed-Â into Â their Â milk Â just Â bunks. Â Dairy Â farmers Â as Â spring Â pastures Â are Â often Â report Â some Â of Â lush Â and Â growing. Â In Â their Â highest Â produc-Â general, Â last Â springâ€™s Â tion Â in Â January. calves Â were Â weaned Â This Â year, Â cattle Â in Â the Â fall Â so Â cows Â are Â producers Â must Â ad-Â on Â their Â winter Â feed. Â here Â to Â some Â new Â Beef Â cows Â donâ€™t Â have Â rules Â to Â help Â authori-Â great Â maintenance Â re-Â ties Â trace Â potential Â quirements Â and Â win-Â disease Â outbreaks. Â by Joe Klopfenstein, DVM ter Â feed Â is Â often Â low Â The Â new Â rules Â are Â a Â cost Â and Â low Â quality. Â response Â to Â misgiv-Â Beef Â cows Â can Â manage Â well Â outside, Â ings Â and Â concerns Â people Â had Â about Â even Â during Â our Â cold Â New Â England Â the Â farm Â ID Â program Â that Â was Â pro-Â winters, Â provided Â they Â have Â ample Â posed Â a Â number Â of Â years Â ago. Â These Â feed Â and Â a Â windbreak. Â Beef Â cows Â rules Â have Â relaxed Â requirements Â for Â in Â Vermont Â canâ€™t Â depend Â on Â snow Â farm Â ID, Â but Â require Â all Â animals Â that Â for Â their Â water Â requirements Â and Â leave Â a Â farm Â and Â cross Â state Â lines Â to Â must Â have Â access Â to Â a Â water Â source Â KDYHDYDOLG,'DQGDKHDOWKFHUWLÂż-Â throughout Â the Â winter. cate. Â Farmers Â now Â have Â the Â ability Â Cows Â are Â delivering Â calves Â year Â to Â contact Â the Â state Â agency Â of Â agri-Â round Â on Â dairy Â farms Â so Â farmers Â culture Â and Â request Â metal Â ID Â tags Â have Â a Â consistent Â supply Â of Â â€œfresh Â IRU WKHLU VSHFLÂżF IDUP D VWHS VWDWH cowsâ€? Â (cows Â that Â have Â recently Â giv-Â agriculture Â authorities Â recommend Â en Â birth). Â Dairy Â cattle Â are Â most Â pro-Â for Â cattle Â producers Â in Â Vermont. Â GXFWLYHDQGSURÂżWDEOHLQWKHÂżUVW For Â more Â information, Â ask Â your Â vet-Â days Â of Â their Â lactation, Â so Â the Â more Â erinarian Â or Â contact Â the Â state Â depart-Â fresh Â cows Â that Â are Â present Â in Â a Â milk-Â ment Â of Â agriculture Â at Â www.vermon-Â ing Â herd Â the Â more Â milk Â production Â a Â WDJULFXOWXUHFRPRU
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(Continued Â from Â Page Â 1A) veloped Â MILâ€™s Â courses Â based Â on Â the Â force,â€? Â said Â Swift, Â who Â addressed Â a Â collegeâ€™s Â immersion Â method Â of Â teach-Â packed Â crowd Â at Â MILâ€™s Â new Â head-Â ing Â languages. Â Students Â are Â expected Â quarters Â at Â 230 Â Pond Â Lane. Â The Â crowd Â to Â practice Â speaking Â the Â language Â they Â included Â Gov. Â Peter Â Shumlin, Â former Â are Â studying Â inside Â and Â outside Â of Â the Â Gov. Â James Â Douglas Â of Â Middlebury, Â classroom. Â MIL Â has Â also Â translated Â the Â Vermont Â Education Â Secretary Â Arman-Â collegeâ€™s Â world Â language Â curriculum Â do Â Vilaseca, Â local Â legis-Â into Â a Â digital Â online Â for-Â lators, Â entrepreneurs Â and Â â€œWe are a mat, Â allowing Â it Â to Â be Â im-Â educators. plemented Â across Â wide Â melting pot of â€œWe Â believe Â that Â the Â distances Â at Â client Â K-Â12 Â extraordinary market Â for Â world Â lan-Â schools. Â Swift Â added Â the Â guage Â learning Â is Â blos-Â creativity from MIL Â program Â includes Â soming Â and Â that Â demand Â all nations a Â training Â program Â for Â will Â fuel Â our Â expansion Â coming teachers Â so Â that Â they Â in Â Vermont Â for Â years Â to Â together to be can Â lead Â their Â students Â come,â€? Â Swift Â added. through Â courses Â in Â Chi-Â innovators. ,QGHHG RIÂżFLDOV DW nese, Â French, Â German, Â MIL, Â which Â has Â tripled Â If you canâ€™t Latin Â and Â Spanish. its Â employee Â headcount Â communicate Shumlin, Â who Â in Â his Â in Â the Â past Â year, Â are Â pre-Â in a variety of inaugural Â address Â on Â Jan. Â dicting Â the Â need Â to Â double Â languages, as 10 Â made Â education Â ex-Â their Â Middlebury Â work-Â we approach cellence Â and Â workforce Â force Â again Â by Â 2015. Â The Â training Â his Â top Â priorities Â 21st-century new Â company Â also Â has Â for Â the Â next Â biennium, Â workers Â in Â Provo, Â Utah, Â jobs, we will was Â effusive Â in Â his Â praise Â and Â in Â other Â parts Â of Â the Â not succeed for Â MIL. country. Â But Â Swift Â â€” Â a Â and will not â€œThis Â is Â a Â big Â deal,â€? Â former Â acting Â governor Â of Â prosper as a he Â said. Â â€œIt Â is Â without Â a Â Massachusetts Â who Â will Â nation and as a doubt Â the Â most Â challeng-Â soon Â relocate Â with Â her Â ing, Â thoughtful Â curricu-Â family Â to Â Addison Â Coun-Â state.â€? lum Â for Â online Â language Â â€” Gov. Peter ty Â â€” Â said Â MIL Â will Â keep Â Shumlin learning Â that Â could Â be Â Middlebury Â as Â its Â head-Â developed Â anywhere Â in Â quarters. Â She Â cited Â two Â the Â world.â€? reasons Â for Â that Â decision: Â The Â proxim-Â He Â credited Â Middlebury Â College Â for Â ity Â to, Â and Â ability Â to Â partner Â with, Â Mid-Â lending Â its Â expertise Â to Â the Â venture Â and Â dlebury Â College Â and Â its Â internationally Â for Â the Â programâ€™s Â ability Â to Â make Â area Â renowned Â language Â programs;Íž Â and Â the Â students Â more Â marketable Â in Â an Â in-Â quality Â of Â life Â that Â Addison Â County Â can Â creasingly Â global Â employment Â arena. afford Â MIL Â employees. â€œVermontâ€™s Â job Â future Â â€” Â and Â our Â na-Â â€œWe Â are Â thrilled Â to Â have Â this Â space Â tionâ€™s Â job Â future Â â€” Â in Â competing Â with Â and Â to Â be Â a Â national Â model Â for Â what Â we Â other Â countries Â is Â tied Â directly Â to Â how Â do,â€? Â Swift Â said. we Â teach Â the Â 21st-Âcentury Â skills Â our Â IMMERSION Â METHOD workforce Â is Â going Â to Â need,â€? Â Shumlin Â Middlebury Â College Â professors Â de-Â said. Â â€œAnyone Â who Â believes Â that Â work-Â
force Â is Â going Â to Â be Â communicating Â He Â explained Â he Â started Â K12 Â Inc. Â 13 Â only Â in Â English Â is Â missing Â the Â very Â im-Â years Â ago, Â while Â looking Â to Â boost Â the Â portant Â ingredient Â of Â job Â success Â here Â math Â instruction Â his Â young Â daughter Â in Â America. Â More Â and Â more Â â€Ś Â we Â are Â ZDVJHWWLQJLQÂżUVWJUDGH+HIRXQGD a Â melting Â pot Â of Â extraordinary Â creativ-Â large Â void Â in Â Web-Âbased Â teaching Â re-Â ity Â from Â all Â nations Â coming Â together Â to Â sources Â and Â decided Â he Â would Â work Â to Â be Â innovators. Â If Â you Â canâ€™t Â communi-Â ÂżOOWKDWYRLG cate Â in Â a Â variety Â of Â languages, Â as Â we Â â€œI Â got Â the Â vision Â that Â there Â is Â no Â rea-Â approach Â 21st-Âcentury Â jobs, Â we Â will Â son, Â with Â Web-Âbased Â technology, Â that Â not Â succeed Â and Â will Â not Â prosper Â as Â a Â you Â couldnâ€™t Â go Â to Â an Â entire Â school Â nation Â and Â as Â a Â state.â€? online,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œWe Â Middlebury Â College Â watched Â a Â com-Â â€œI got the vision have Â President Â Ron Â Liebowitz Â pany Â grow Â to Â where Â said Â the Â college Â is Â pleased Â that there is no we Â are Â serving Â 130,000 Â to Â be Â a Â major Â player Â in Â reason, with kids Â full-Âtime, Â have Â the Â MIL Â effort, Â and Â in Â the Â Web-based over Â 500,000 Â kids Â using Â â€œVermont Â World Â Lan-Â technology, that courses Â around Â the Â coun-Â guage Â Initiativeâ€? Â that Â will Â you couldnâ€™t try Â â€” Â there Â has Â been Â make Â discounted Â MIL Â an Â amazing Â amount Â of Â services Â available Â for Â the Â go to an entire change,â€? Â Packard Â said. next Â four Â years Â for Â up Â to Â school online.â€? Web-Âbased Â educa-Â â€” Ron Packard, tion, Â Packard Â said, Â can Â 30 Â schools Â in Â the Â state. Â CEO of K12 Inc. be Â done Â in Â an Â economi-Â Any Â public Â or Â private Â school Â in Â Vermont Â is Â cal Â way Â throughout Â the Â HOLJLEOHWRVHHNWKHVHUYLFHVRQDÂżUVW year Â that Â can Â woo Â back Â drop-Âouts Â and Â FRPH ÂżUVW VHUYHG EDVLV 0,/ ZLOO be Â easily Â worked Â into Â oneâ€™s Â personal Â provide Â courses Â to Â those Â schools Â at Â a Â schedule. combined Â discount Â of Â around Â $1.9 Â mil-Â â€œWe Â are Â taking Â the Â best Â expertise Â lion Â over Â the Â four Â years;Íž Â participating Â available Â in Â language Â instruction Â and Â schools Â will Â pay Â $6,000 Â annually. making Â it Â available Â to Â everyone,â€? Â In Â addition, Â the Â college Â will Â cover Â Packard Â said. $3,000 Â for Â course Â content Â and Â $2,750 Â Swift Â said Â MILâ€™s Â online Â offerings Â for Â on-Âsite Â teacher Â professional Â devel-Â are Â not Â intended Â to Â supplant Â school Â opment Â training Â for Â each Â participating Â language Â teachers;Íž Â they Â are Â meant Â to Â school Â per Â year, Â amounting Â to Â another Â complement Â whatâ€™s Â going Â on Â in Â the Â LQEHQHÂżW classroom. â€œWe Â are Â pleased Â that Â MIL Â is Â leveling Â â€œWe Â think Â we Â are Â a Â great Â resource Â WKHSOD\LQJÂżHOGIRUVWXGHQWVWHDFKHUV for Â teachers;Íž Â of Â our Â employee Â base, Â and Â administrators Â who Â lack Â access Â to Â PRUH WKDQ KDOI DUH WHDFKHUV FHUWLÂżHG excellent Â language Â instruction Â today,â€? Â in Â states Â throughout Â the Â country, Â and Â Liebowitz Â said, Â noting Â tightening Â re-Â we Â employ Â hundreds Â of Â the Â teachers Â sources Â in Â K-Â12 Â schools. during Â the Â summer Â for Â our Â summer Â THE Â VISION academies,â€? Â Swift Â said. Â â€œIn Â some Â cas-Â Ron Â Packard Â is Â CEO Â of Â K12 Â Inc. Â es Â we Â can Â supplement Â what Â (teachers) Â and Â the Â individual Â who Â hired Â Swift Â to Â are Â doing Â or Â expand Â their Â capacity.â€? organize Â MIL. Vilaseca Â believes Â MILâ€™s Â programs Â can Â help Â Vermont Â schools Â maintain Â quality Â education Â programming Â in Â the Â face Â of Â declining Â enrollment Â and Â resources. Â In Â 1997, Â Vermont Â had Â a Â K-Â12 Â population Â of Â around Â 107,000, Â according Â to Â Vilaseca. Â That Â number Â has Â now Â dropped Â to Â approximately Â 82,000, Â he Â said, Â with Â further Â projected Â reductions Â of Â around Â 1 Â percent Â annu-Â ally Â going Â forward. Â He Â believes Â MIL Â could Â get Â children Â introduced Â to Â a Â second Â language Â earlier Â and Â therefore Â EHFRPH PRUH SURÂżFLHQW E\ WKH WLPH they Â graduate. â€œA Â program Â like Â this Â is Â a Â great Â way Â of Â particularly Â getting Â our Â elementary Â school Â kids Â (language Â instruction) Â without Â having Â to Â hire Â a Â French Â teach-Â er Â or Â a Â Spanish Â teacher Â or Â whatever, Â by Â taking Â online Â classes,â€? Â Vilaseca Â said. Â â€œSo Â by Â the Â time Â they Â get Â to Â Mid-Â dlebury Â Union Â Middle Â School, Â where Â WKH\VWDUWDQRIÂżFLDOIRUHLJQODQJXDJH program, Â students Â are Â already Â familiar Â with Â the Â language Â and Â may Â be Â able Â to Â start Â at Â a Â higher Â level, Â which Â would Â mean Â they Â would Â be Â able Â to Â get Â to Â a Â much Â more Â advanced Â level.â€? Reporter Â John Â Flowers Â is Â at Â johnf@ GOV. Â PETER Â SHUMLIN Â speaks Â at Â Middlebury Â Interactive Â Languages Â in Â Middlebury Â Monday Â morning. Independent Â photo/Trent Â Campbell addisonindependent.com.
VUHS (Continued Â from Â Page Â 1A) boards Â budgeted Â for Â a Â 13.5 Â percent Â hike. School Â board Â chairwoman Â Kris Â Bristow Â said Â on Â Tuesday Â that Â there Â are Â no Â major Â additions Â or Â subtractions Â to Â programs Â or Â personnel Â proposed Â for Â VUHS Â next Â year. Â Bristow Â noted Â VUHS Â made Â cuts Â while Â essentially Â level Â funding Â the Â school Â over Â the Â past Â three Â years Â â€” Â the Â board Â called Â for Â a Â 2 Â percent Â spending Â increase Â a Â year Â ago Â after Â calling Â for Â no Â increase Â two Â years Â in Â a Â row. Â
Given Â that Â history, Â Bristow Â said Â board Â members Â said Â they Â did Â not Â be-Â lieve Â they Â should Â make Â program Â or Â personnel Â cuts Â because Â of Â the Â hike Â in Â special Â education Â costs. Â â€œItâ€™s Â a Â good Â budget,â€? Â Bristow Â said. Â Âł, GRQÂśW IHHO \RX FDQ VDFULÂżFH RWKHU programs Â for Â special Â education.â€? Oâ€™Brien Â backed Â the Â plan, Â saying Â it Â LVÂżVFDOO\UHVSRQVLEOHZKLOHFRQWLQX-Â ing Â to Â meet Â the Â needs Â of Â VUHS Â stu-Â dents. Â Â Â Â â€œIn Â the Â scheme Â of Â things, Â over Â a Â period Â of Â time, Â the Â budget Â growth, Â
I Â think, Â has Â been Â very Â conservative Â across Â the Â board,â€? Â he Â said. Â The Â VUHS Â board Â is Â also Â asking Â voters Â to Â consider Â a Â two-Âphase Â im-Â SURYHPHQWERQGLQ)HEUXDU\7KHÂżUVW choice Â will Â be Â to Â spend Â $4.2 Â million Â to Â make Â improvements Â to Â the Â schoolâ€™s Â DXGLWRULXPNLWFKHQDQGFDIHWHULDÂż[ URRÂżQJLQWZRDUHDVSDYHWKHZHVWHUQ SDUNLQJORWÂż[RQHVLGHZDONDQGDGG DQRWKHU DQG LPSURYH WUDIÂżF Ă€RZ DW the Â pick-Âup Â and Â drop-Âoff Â area. Â Voters Â will Â also Â be Â asked Â to Â spend Â DQRWKHUPLOOLRQWRSXWDQDUWLÂżFLDO
surface Â on Â the Â schoolâ€™s Â varsity Â soccer Â DQG ODFURVVH ÂżHOG DQG WR VXUURXQG LW with Â a Â six-Âlane Â track. Â That Â extra Â mon-Â ey Â cannot Â be Â approved Â unless Â AN-Â wSU Â residents Â also Â back Â the Â larger Â bond Â for Â improvements Â in Â and Â around Â the Â school. Â Payments Â on Â those Â bonds Â would Â not Â have Â an Â impact Â on Â the Â 2013-Â2014 Â budget, Â according Â to Â ANwSU Â busi-Â ness Â manager Â Kathy Â Cannon. â€œIf Â the Â bond Â passes, Â it Â would Â not Â af-Â fect Â the Â budget,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œIt Â would Â affect Â the Â following Â year.â€?
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(Continued Â from Â Page Â 1A) A Â 7.1-Âcent Â increase Â translates Â to Â range Â of Â increase Â from Â about Â 7 Â to Â 9.6 Â $71 Â in Â higher Â taxes Â per Â $100,000 Â of Â FHQWVLQWKHÂżYHWRZQV assessed Â value, Â assuming Â that Â a Â resi-Â Residents Â who Â are Â paying Â based Â dent Â is Â paying Â taxes Â based Â on Â the Â full Â on Â income-Âsensitivity Â provisions Â in Â value Â of Â a Â home. WKHVWDWHÂśVVFKRROÂżQDQFLQJODZVZLOO Â‡ Ferrisburgh, Â an Â increase Â of Â 8.31 Â not Â necessarily Â see Â the Â full Â impact Â of Â cents Â to Â $1.423. any Â changes Â in Â school Â spending Â or Â Ferrisburghâ€™s Â CLA Â is Â now Â 100.36, Â a Â WD[ UDWHV $ VLJQLÂżFDQW PDMRULW\ RI ÂżJXUHWKDW&DQQRQVDLGWKHWRZQLVDS-Â homeowners Â in Â all Â ANwSU Â towns Â pealing. Â If Â it Â stands, Â it Â would Â lower Â the Â receive Â prebates, Â per Â the Â most Â re-Â increase Â to Â 8.28 Â cents. Â cently Â available Â state Â data. Â An Â 8.28-Âcent Â increase Â translates Â The Â ANwSU Â estimates, Â prepared Â to Â almost Â $83 Â in Â higher Â taxes Â per Â by Â business Â manager Â Kathy Â Cannon, Â $100,000 Â of Â assessed Â value, Â assuming Â assume Â that Â all Â four Â ANwSU Â school Â that Â a Â resident Â is Â paying Â taxes Â based Â on Â budgets Â pass Â as Â proposed Â the Â full Â value Â of Â a Â home. (the Â three Â AnwSU Â elemen-Â $VLJQLĂ€FDQW Â‡ Panton, Â an Â in-Â tary Â school Â boards Â adopted Â majority of crease Â of Â 8.91 Â cents Â to Â budgets Â last Â week, Â and Â the Â homeowners $1.324. Independent Â will Â take Â a Â in all Pantonâ€™s Â CLA Â is Â now Â closer Â look Â at Â those Â plans Â 96.7, Â and Â would Â raise Â that Â ANwSU next Â week) Â and Â that Â the Â amount Â to Â 92.1 Â cents. Â Legislature Â makes Â no Â sig-Â towns A Â 92.1-Âcent Â increase Â QLÂżFDQW FKDQJHV WR VFKRRO receive translates Â to Â roughly Â $92 Â in Â funding Â laws Â this Â winter. higher Â taxes Â per Â $100,000 Â prebates, Factors Â that Â play Â into Â per the most of Â assessed Â value, Â assum-Â each Â townâ€™s Â rates Â include Â recently ing Â that Â a Â resident Â is Â paying Â their Â overall Â number Â of Â taxes Â based Â on Â the Â full Â value Â pupils, Â the Â ratio Â of Â stu-Â available of Â a Â home. dents Â at Â their Â elementary Â state data. Â‡ Vergennes, Â an Â schools Â and Â at Â VUHS, Â increase Â of Â 9.03 Â cents Â to Â per-Âpupil Â spending Â at Â each Â elemen-Â $1.325. tary Â school, Â and Â the Â townsâ€™ Â Common Â Vergennesâ€™ Â CLA Â is Â now Â 104.21, Â Levels Â of Â Appraisal Â (CLAs), Â which Â a Â number Â that Â Cannon Â said Â city Â of-Â measure Â how Â accurate Â are Â their Â as-Â ÂżFLDOV DUH DSSHDOLQJ ,I WKDW ÂżJXUH sessments Â of Â property Â values, Â ac-Â stands, Â it Â would Â lower Â the Â tax Â rate Â cording Â to Â state Â data Â analysis. increase Â to Â about Â 8.7 Â cents. Â 7KHÂżYH$1Z68WRZQVKDYHDOOUH-Â A Â 8.7-Âcent Â increase Â translates Â to Â appraised Â in Â recent Â years, Â and Â the Â mar-Â $87 Â in Â higher Â taxes Â per Â $100,000 Â of Â ket Â has Â been Â relatively Â stable. Â Thus, Â assessed Â value, Â assuming Â that Â a Â resi-Â their Â CLAs Â are Â all Â relatively Â close Â to Â dent Â is Â paying Â taxes Â based Â on Â the Â full Â 100 Â percent, Â ranging Â from Â 94.82 Â in Â value Â of Â a Â home. Waltham Â to Â 112.40 Â in Â Addison, Â ac-Â Â‡ Waltham, Â an Â increase Â of Â 9.08 Â cording Â to Â Cannon. Â cents Â to Â $1.327. Â The Â estimates Â â€” Â exclusive Â of Â the Â Walthamâ€™s Â CLA Â stands Â at Â 94.82, Â portion Â of Â tax Â rates Â need Â to Â support Â and Â would Â raise Â that Â increase Â to Â municipal, Â non-Âschool Â spending Â â€” Â about Â 9.6 Â cents. Â are: A Â 9.6-Âcent Â increase Â translates Â to Â Â‡ Addison, Â an Â increase Â of Â 7.99 Â $96 Â in Â higher Â taxes Â per Â $100,000 Â of Â cents Â to Â $1.403. Â assessed Â value, Â assuming Â that Â a Â resi-Â Addisonâ€™s Â CLA Â of Â 112.4, Â because Â dent Â is Â paying Â taxes Â based Â on Â the Â full Â it Â is Â higher Â than Â 100 Â percent, Â would Â value Â of Â a Â home. lower Â that Â increase Â to Â about Â 7.1 Â Andy Â Kirkaldy Â may Â be Â reached Â at Â cents. Â firstname.lastname@example.org.
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