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ADDISON COUNTY

INDEPENDENT Vol. 67 No. 3

Middlebury, Vermont

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

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42 Pages

75¢

VUHS  spending   driven  higher  by   special  ed  costs By  ANDY  KIRKALDY SURSRVLQJDQHZEXGJHW7KRVHQHZ VERGENNES   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   A   major   in-­ FRVWV DUH ODUJHO\ LQ RXWRIGLVWULFW FUHDVHLQVSHFLDOHGXFDWLRQFRVWVOHG WXLWLRQ DQG WUDQVSRUWDWLRQ H[SHQVHV the   Vergennes   Union   High   School   over  which  they  have  no  control.   ERDUGRQ0RQGD\WRSURSRVHD 7KRVH DGGLWLRQDO H[SHQVHV DORQH  EXGJHW WKDW LI ZRXOG ERRVW WKH DSSURYHG E\ $GGL-­ FXUUHQW EXGJHW RI son   Northwest   Su-­ URXJKO\  PLO-­ pervisory  Union  vot-­ lion   by   3.3   percent,   HUV LQ 0DUFK ZRXOG RIÂżFLDOVVDLG ERRVW 98+6 VSHQG-­ The  rest  of  higher   ing  by  5.98  percent. SURSRVHG 98+6 7KH ERDUGÂśV Âż-­ VSHQGLQJ LV WKH GL-­ nal   proposal   after   a   rect   result   of   con-­ By  ANDY  KIRKALDY number   of   meetings   WUDFWHG UDLVHV IRU VERGENNES  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  With   LV MXVW  VKRUW 98+6 WHDFKHUV DQG 0RQGD\ÂśV DGRSWLRQ RI RI  PLOOLRQ DQG other   employees   D SURSRVHG  PLOOLRQ FDOOV IRU D VSHQGLQJ DQG IRU WKH FRVWV RI Vergennes   Union   High   increase   of   almost   SURYLGLQJ EHQHÂżWV 6FKRRO EXGJHW HVWLPDWHV  most   notably   health   IRU $GGLVRQ 1RUWK-­ $GRSWLRQ RI WKH insurance. west   Supervisory   Union   EXGJHW DOVR DOORZHG $1Z68 RIÂżFLDOV school  tax  rates  have  also   VFKRRORIÂżFLDOVWRUH-­ ZHUH WROG WR H[SHFW EHHQUHOHDVHGDQGVKRZD OHDVH ÂżQDO HVWLPDWHV an  increase  in  health   (See  ANwSU,  Page  16A) 6,9$1&27(/+($'RIRSHUDWLRQVDQGÂżQDQFHIRU:KLVWOH3LJJXLGHVDVLWHYLVLWRIWKH6KRUHKDPFRPSDQ\ÂśVIDUPDQGERWWOLQJRSHUDWLRQ7XHV-­ of  the  impact  of  pro-­ insurance   costs   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   day  morning  as  part  of  a  District  9  Environmental  Commission  review.  The  commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  decision  could  have  an  effect  on  whether  agricultural   SRVHG  DOUHDG\ KLJKHU WKDQ operations  need  Act  250  permits. VFKRRO VSHQGLQJ RQ ORFDO SURSHUW\  PLOOLRQ LQ WKH 98+6 EXGJHW ² Independent  photo/Trent  Campbell tax  rates  (see  story). RI EHWZHHQ  DQG  SHUFHQW DQG 98+6 RIÂżFLDOV VDLG  RI DW WKH UHFRPPHQGDWLRQ RI 6XSHULQ-­ QHZVSHFLDOHGXFDWLRQFRVWVLVOHDY-­ WHQGHQW 7RP 2Âś%ULHQ DOO $1Z68 LQJ WKHLU KDQGV HVVHQWLDOO\ WLHG LQ (See  VUHS,  Page  16A) SHUPLW KH QHHGV WR SURFHHG ZLWK KLV SURSRVHG FRXOGKDYHRQVWDWHUHYLHZRIIXWXUHDJULFXOWXUDO RQVLWHZKLVNH\GLVWLOOHU\6RPHRIKLVQHLJKERUV projects.   KDYH VHUYHG QRWLFH WKH\ ZLOO FRQWHVW WKH SURMHFW ,QDUHODWHGSDUDOOHOPDWWHU'LVWULFW(QYLURQ-­ EDVHGRQWKHLUFRQFHUQVDERXWWKHSURSRVHGHQWHU-­ PHQWDO&RPPLVVLRQ&RRUGLQDWRU*HRIIUH\*UHHQ By  JOHN  FLOWERS SULVHWKDWLQFOXGHWKHSRWHQWLDOVSUHDGRIDEODFN KDV EHHQ DVNHG WR LVVXH D MXULVGLFWLRQDO RSLQLRQ 0,''/(%85< ² :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\PDNLQJSURFHVV²DPROGWKH\IHDU VKRXOG EH VXEMHFW WR $FW  UHYLHZ 9HUPRQW harvesting   rye   grown   on   his   500-­acre   farm   off   FRXOGHQYHORSDQGGDPDJHDGMDFHQWIRUHVWODQGD DJULFXOWXUDO RSHUDWLRQV KDYH KLVWRULFDOO\ HQMR\HG 6KRUHKDPÂśV4XLHW9DOOH\5RDGDFURSKHZDQWVWR EHUU\DQGIUXLWIDUPDQGDVXJDUEXVK VXEVWDQWLDOSHUPLWWLQJH[HPSWLRQV%XWRIÂżFLDOVLQ GLVWLOODQGVWRUHLQRDNEDUUHOVWRDJHIRUXSWR It   is   a   case   that   will   feature   testimony   from   a   this  case  will  have  to  sort  out  exactly  what  com-­ \HDUVWRPDWXUHLQWRKLJKHQGZKLVNH\ EODFNPROGH[SHUWZLWQHVVIURP&DQDGDDQGZLOO SRQHQWVRIWKH:KLVWOH3LJRSHUDWLRQVKRXOGMXVWL-­ %XW QRZ %KDWND LV FRQFHUQHG WKDW KH KLPVHOI EH NHHQO\ PRQLWRUHG E\ IDUPHUV DQG SODQQHUV ÂżDEO\IDOOXQGHU$FWUHYLHZ7KDWZLOOPHDQ ZLOO DJH FRQVLGHUDEO\ EHIRUH JHWWLQJ WKH$FW  throughout   the   state   for   the   impact   the   outcome   (See  WhistlePig,  Page  15A)

ANwSU  tax   rates  seen   rising  by  7   to  9.6  cents

Whiskey  proposal  takes  some  shots

Shoreham  case  eyed  for  its bearing  on  farms,  Act  250

Addison County

By the way

Otter  Valley  Union  High  School   Co-­Principal  Jim  Avery  passed  on   the   Brandon   schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   congratula-­ tions  to  OV  faculty  member  Pattie   &DQGRQ IRU EHLQJ YRWHG Âł2IÂżFLDO of  the  Yearâ&#x20AC;?  by  the  Vermont  Field   Hockey   Coaches   Association.   We   second  that! Vergennes   Union   High   School   teacher   Sarah   Thompson   has   been   VHOHFWHG DV DQ 8QVXQJ +HUR LQ WKH Saint   Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   College   Teacher   5HFRJQLWLRQ 3URJUDP 7KH &RO-­ 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-­ PDQ1LFN3DTXLQ+HZURWHÂł,EH-­ OLHYH 6DUDK VKRXOG JHW WKLV DZDUG because  she  always  went  out  of  her   ZD\WRKHOSPHWKURXJKP\VWXGLHV She  was  there  to  help  me  with  any   SUREOHP,HYHUKDG6KHZDVOLNHD UHDOO\FRROPRPRUJXDUGLDQ1RWWR mention  she  is  one  of  the  nicest  peo-­ SOH,ÂśYHHYHUPHW6KHWUXO\GHVHUYHV WKLVDZDUG´ (See  By  the  way,  Page  3A)

Broadband access critical to Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s telecommuters Officials says state will be 100 percent connected by end of 2013 By  XIAN  CHIANG-­WAREN ADDISON  COUNTY  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  While   nearly   all   Vermonters   rely   on   the   Internet  to  stay  on  top  of  business,   schooling   or   their   social   lives,   no   JURXS LV PRUH GHSHQGHQW RQ IDVW reliable   Internet   service   than   tele-­ commuters. Âł, VSHQG PRVW RI WKH GD\ FRQ-­ QHFWHG UHPRWHO\ WR D V\VWHP WKDW , GR  SHUFHQW RI P\ ZRUN RQ´ VDLG$GGLVRQ UHVLGHQW %UDG &ODUN +HÂśV WKH ,7 GLUHFWRU IRU 5HWDLO9L-­ sion,   a   magazine   sales   promotion   FRPSDQ\WKDWODVWIDOOFORVHGLWVRI-­

ÂżFHLQ0LGGOHEXU\DQG capability   of   tapping   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I spend most PRYHGRXWRIVWDWH LQWR ZRUN FRPSXW-­ Âł, DOVR QHHG WR EH of the day HUV DQG WHOHFRPPXW-­ able  to  connect  remote-­ connected ing   because   of   the   ly   to   other   employeesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   remotely to a H[SDQGLQJ UHDFK RI systems   to   assist   them   system that I KLJKVSHHG EURDG-­ with  problems  they  ex-­ EDQG,QWHUQHWVHUYLFHV SHULHQFH´ &ODUN DGG-­ do 99 percent in   the   Green   Moun-­ HG Âł6RPHWLPHV WKHLU of my work on.â&#x20AC;? tain  State.   â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Brad Clark GHVFULSWLRQ RYHU WKH *RY 3HWHU 6KXP-­ phone   of   the   problem   lin  late  last  month  re-­ LVQRWHQRXJKDQG,QHHGWRVHHLW SRUWHG WKDW 9HUPRQWÂśV KLJKVSHHG ÂżUVWKDQG´ EURDGEDQG QHWZRUN KDV H[SDQGHG 2YHU WKH SDVW GHFDGH PRUH DQG WR UHDFK DQ HVWLPDWHG  OR-­ PRUH 9HUPRQWHUV KDYH JDLQHG WKH (See  Telecommuting,  Page  13A)

MIDDLEBURY  INTERACTIVE  LANGUAGES  CEO  Jane  Swift  announc-­ es  the  launch  of  the  companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  international  language  instruction  prod-­ ucts  Monday  at  company  headquarters  in  Middlebury. Independent  photo/Trent  Campbell

2QOLQHODQJXDJHĂ&#x20AC;UPDLPV WRSUHSDUHNLGVJURZMREV By  JOHN  FLOWERS MIDDLEBURY   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Twenty-­ two   people   operating   out   of   an   VTXDUHIRRWVSDFHLQ0LGGOH-­ EXU\ÂśV LQGXVWULDO SDUN DUH SRLVHG WR GHOLYHU LQWHUQDWLRQDO ODQJXDJH LQ-­ struction   to   classrooms   throughout   Vermont  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  an  effort  they  hope  will   KHOS EXLOG WKH VNLOOV RI WKH VWDWHÂśV ZRUNIRUFH 7KDW ZDV WKH SURPLVH LVVXHG RQ 0RQGD\E\WKHIRXQGHUVRI0LGGOH-­ bury   Interactive   Languages   (MIL),   ZKLFK RIIHUV YLUWXDO DQG LQSHUVRQ ODQJXDJH FRXUVHV IRU NLQGHUJDUWHQ WKURXJK WKJUDGH VWXGHQWV 7KH FRPSDQ\IRXQGHGLQLVDFRO-­ ODERUDWLRQZLWK0LGGOHEXU\&ROOHJH DQDWLRQDOOHDGHULQODQJXDJHLQVWUXF-­ WLRQ DQG 9LUJLQLDEDVHG . ,QF

which   is   among   the   nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   largest   GLJLWDOHGXFDWLRQSURYLGHUV :H\EULGJH (OHPHQWDU\ 6FKRRO which  has  a  successful  Spanish  lan-­ JXDJH SURJUDP KDV DOUHDG\ EHHQ piloting  MIL  services  with  great  suc-­ FHVV QRWHG 0,/ &(2 -DQH 6ZLIW $QG RWKHU VWXGHQWV WKURXJKRXW WKH VWDWHZLOODOVRJHWDGLVFRXQWHGWDVWH RIWKHIRUSURÂżWEXVLQHVVÂśVÂł9HUPRQW :RUOG /DQJXDJH ,QLWLDWLYH´ D  PLOOLRQHIIRUWWRSURYLGH0LGGOHEXU\ Interactive   services   to   30   Vermont   schools   over   the   next   four   years   at   ÂłGHHSO\GLVFRXQWHG´SULFHV Âł0LGGOHEXU\ ,QWHUDFWLYH LV D unique   employer   in   that   it   boosts   the   Vermont   economy   while   help-­ LQJ SUHSDUH WKH VWDWHÂśV IXWXUH ZRUN-­ (See  MIL,  Page  16A)

Vergennes,  state  police  bust   three  locals  for  selling  heroin

Index Obituaries  ................................ 6A &ODVVL¿HGV  ......................... 5B-­8B Service  Directory  .............. 6B-­7B Entertainment  ........................ 12A &RPPXQLW\&DOHQGDU  ........ 8A-­9A Sports  ................................ 1B-­4B 6+$1121+$**(777(/(&20087(6IURPKLVKRPHRI¿FHLQ9HUJHQQHVDQGLVKDSS\ZLWKWKH,Q-­ ternet  access  available  to  him.  Vermont  is  on  track  to  provide  broadband  service  to  100  percent  of  the   state  by  the  end  of  the  year. Independent  photo/Trent  Campbell

By  ANDY  KIRKALDY FERRISBURGH   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Vergennes   DQG 9HUPRQW 6WDWH 3ROLFH RQ 0RQ-­ GD\ DUUHVWHG WZR )HUULVEXUJK PHQ DQGRQH&RUQZDOOPDQRQDQXPEHU RI GUXJ FKDUJHV PRVW QRWDEO\ WKH sale  of  heroin.   This   was   the   latest   in   a   string   of   arrests  involving  the  sale  of  heroin  in   $GGLVRQ&RXQW\ $W DERXW  SP RQ 0RQGD\ VL[9HUJHQQHVRIÂżFHUVDQGIRXU963 WURRSHUV UDLGHG D )HUULVEXUJK KRPH DW  /LWWOH &KLFDJR 5RDG DQG DU-­

UHVWHG -DPLH *HER  DQG -HVVH %HDYHU  DIWHU ¿QGLQJ ZKDW WKH\ HVWLPDWHG DV PRUH WKDQ  KHURLQ preparations,  13  grams  of  marijuana,   RWKHUQDUFRWLFVLQFDVKGUXJ SDUDSKHUQDOLDDQGDFDOLEHUVHPL-­ DXWRPDWLFSLVWRODQGDPPXQLWLRQ 3ROLFHVDLGWKHKRPHZDV*HER¶V $FFRUGLQJ WR D 9HUJHQQHV 3ROLFH Department  press  release,  Gebo  was   FKDUJHGZLWKVDOHDQGSRVVHVVLRQRI heroin,  illegal  possession  of  regulat-­ HGGUXJVDQGSRVVHVVLRQRIPDULMXD-­ (See  Heroin,  Page  13A)


PAGE  2A  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Addison  Independent,  Thursday,  January  17,  2013

Middlebury  considers,  activists  back  fossil  fuel  divestment MIDDLEBURY   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   As   the   Mid-­ dlebury   College   administration   gears   up   to   hold   a   symposium   to   discuss   the   collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   endowment   policies  and  practices  next  Tuesday,   student  activists  and  Scholar  in  Resi-­ dence  Bill  McKibben  will  get  a  bit  of   a  jump  on  the  process  with  their  own   divestment  event  this  Sunday. The  college  will  kick  off  a  formal   process  to  consider  divesting  its  en-­ dowment  from  fossil  fuels  and  arms   manufacturers  with  a  major  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do  The   Mathâ&#x20AC;?  event  at  Mead  Chapel  on  Jan.   20  from  7:30  to  10  p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   curious   about   divest-­ ment,   this   event   will   be   a   chance  

to   see   why   it   has   suddenly   emerged   as  the  biggest  student  movement  in  a   very  long  time,â&#x20AC;?  says  McKibben,  Mid-­ dleburyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Schumann   Distinguished   Scholar  and  co-­founder  of  the  interna-­ tional  climate  campaign  350.org. Over   200   colleges   and   universities   across   the   country   have   joined   the   new   fossil   fuel   divestment   campaign   that  McKibben  helped  launch  this  past   fall   with   350.orgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   sold-­out   21-­city   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do  The  Mathâ&#x20AC;?  tour.  The  campaign  is   modeled  on  the  1980s  campaign  to  di-­ vest  from  apartheid  South  Africa. This   November,   in   response   to   a   surge   of   student   activism   at   Middle-­ bury,   College   President   Ronald   Li-­

ebowitz   revealed   that   3.6   percent   of   Middleburyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   $900   million   endow-­ ment   is   invested   in   fossil   fuels.   The   president   agreed   to   a   formal   process   to  consider  divestment  that  will  begin   next  week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Midd   Does   The   Mathâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   will   offer   the   Middlebury   community   a   chance   to  engage  in  a  movement  that  belongs   to   all   of   us,â&#x20AC;?   said   Greta   Neubauer,   a   student  organizer  on  campus.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  ap-­ preciate   the   administrationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   commit-­ ment  to  dialogue  and  look  forward  to   this   conversation   yielding   a   commit-­ ment  to  action.â&#x20AC;? More  than  700  students,  faculty,  ad-­ ministrators  and  community  members  

are  expected  to  attend  the  Jan  20  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do   The  Mathâ&#x20AC;?  event  at  Middlebury. For   its   part,   the   college   has   sched-­ uled  a  90-­minute  panel  for  Jan.  22  at   7:30   p.m.   in   the   McCullough   Social   6SDFH,WLVWREHWKHÂżUVWLQDVHULHVRI talks  about  the  endowment  to  address   the   possibility   of   reinvesting   else-­ where  the  $32  million  of  the  endow-­ ment  that  is  currently  invested  in  fossil   fuel  companies. In  an  email  to  the  college  commu-­ nity,   Liebowitz   emphasized   that   this   symposium   will   not   focus   on   global   warming,  but  would  look  instead  from   a   higher   level   at   what   divestment   in   general  would  mean  to  the  college.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;What  are  the  pros  and  cons  of  us-­ ing  divestment  and/or  other  means  to   address  climate-­related  concerns?â&#x20AC;?  Li-­ ebowitz  wrote  in  a  Jan.  9  email  to  the   college  community.   The   panel   in   McCullough   Social   Space  will  be  open  to  the  Middlebury   College  community,  though  an  as-­of-­ \HWXQGHWHUPLQHGRYHUĂ&#x20AC;RZVSDFHZLOO â&#x20AC;&#x153;if   warranted,â&#x20AC;?   live   stream   the   talk.   The  public  will  be  invited  to  the  over-­ Ă&#x20AC;RZVSDFH The   panelists   will   include   McK-­ ibben;Íž   Ralph   Earle,   a   clean   energy   venture   investor   and   former   assistant   secretary   of   environmental   affairs   in   Massachusetts;Íž   Alice   Handy,   the  

founder   and   president   of   Investure,   the   company   that   manages   Middle-­ bury   Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   $900   million   endow-­ ment;Íž   Mark   Kritzman,   an   author   and   0,7DGMXQFWSURIHVVRULQÂżQDQFHDQG John  Tormondsen,  a  1982  Middlebury   College  graduate,  a  college  trustee  and   chair  of  the  trusteesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  investment  com-­ mittee. The   panel   will   be   moderated   by   1978   Middlebury   grad   David   Salem,   former   founding   president   and   chief   LQYHVWPHQW RIÂżFHU RI7KH ,QYHVWPHQW Fund   for   Foundations   (TIFF)   as   well   as   a   past   member   of   the   collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   board   of   trustees   and   investment   committee.

Colleges  uniting  to   save  on  purchases

The  big  cheese GOV.  PETER  SHUMLIN,  far  left,  gets  a  tour  of  Cabot/Agri-­Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Middlebury  facility  from  plant  manager  Bernie  Boudreau  Monday  afternoon.   9HUPRQW&RPPHUFHDQG&RPPXQLW\'HYHORSPHQW6HFUHWDU\/DZUHQFH0LOOHUFHQWHUDQGRWKHUVWDWHDQG&DERWRIÂżFLDOVDFFRPSDQLHGWKH governor  on  the  tour. Independent  photo/Trent  Campbell

By  JOHN  S.  McCRIGHT MIDDLEBURY   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Middlebury   College  is  joining  two  other  Vermont   private  colleges  in  a  consortium  to  re-­ duce  costs  associated  with  purchasing   supplies   and   services   common   to   all   three  institutions. 7KHFKLHIÂżQDQFLDORIÂżFHUVRI0LG-­ dlebury   College,   Champlain   College   and   Saint   Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   College   will   di-­ rect  the  creation  of  the  Green  Moun-­ tain   Higher   Education   Consortium   (GMHEC).   The   groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   focus   is   to   ÂżQG ZD\V WR LQFUHDVH HIIHFWLYHQHVV DQG HIÂżFLHQF\ ZKHQ SXUFKDVLQJ VXS-­ plies,   and   other   business   and   admin-­ istrative  services  common  to  all  three   institutions.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   are   simply   envisioning   ways   WR LPSURYH RXU HIÂżFLHQFLHV DQG KHOS drive   down   administrative   costs   in   areas   common   to   all   three   colleges,â&#x20AC;?   said   David   J.   Provost,   senior   vice   SUHVLGHQW IRU ÂżQDQFH DQG DGPLQLVWUD-­ tion  at  Champlain  College,  in  a  press   release.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;A  consortium  will  allow  us  to   SRRORXUSXUFKDVLQJSRZHUDQGVLJQLÂż-­ cantly  reduce  costs  at  each  college.â&#x20AC;? Patrick   Norton,   vice   president   for   ÂżQDQFH DQG WUHDVXUHU DW 0LGGOHEXU\ College  said  it  was  too  early  to  put  an   estimate   on   how   much   money   could   be  saved. â&#x20AC;&#x153;However,   by   leveraging   the   com-­ bined  buying  power  of  the  three  col-­ leges,   and   by   sharing   common   ad-­ ministrative   services,   the   expectation   is   that   we   will   realize   some   savings,  

LQFUHDVH HIÂżFLHQF\ DQG LQFUHDVH WKH quality  and  depth  and  breadth  of  sup-­ plies   and   services,â&#x20AC;?   he   told   the   Inde-­ pendent. Norton   wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   say   exactly   what   kinds  of  things  could  be  bought  in  bulk   for   all   three   colleges,   but   he   agreed   that  commodities  like  paper,  cleaning   supplies,  food  and  fuel  could  be  on  the   shopping  list.  On  the  services  side,  he   agreed   that   the   GMHEC   could   con-­ sider  everything  from  garbage  pickup   and   travel   planning   to   legal   services   and  media  buys. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes,  those  are  the  types  of  supplies   and   services   will   be   considered,â&#x20AC;?   he   said  in  an  email  response  to  questions.   The  GMHEC  is  due  to  be  formed  by   the  end  of  June  as  a  â&#x20AC;&#x153;separate  501c3   QRQSURÂżWKRXVHGLQ9HUPRQWWKDWZLOO contain  consortium  employees  includ-­ ing   purchasing   buyers   to   negotiate   good  prices  for  high  quality  goods  and   services.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  consortium  has  the  potential  to   slow  rising  administrative  costs  by  le-­ veraging  the  combined  buying  power   of   the   three   colleges,   and   by   sharing   common  administrative  services.  Our   intention  is  to  create  a  successful  con-­ sortium  that  will  address  the  issue  of   cost  over  the  long  term,â&#x20AC;?  Norton  said. Similar  consortia  exist  in  other  areas   of   the   country   including   Boston   and   Amherst,   Mass.,   and   Claremont,   Ca-­ lif.  These  partnerships  have  proven  to   EHEHQHÂżFLDOIRUXPVIRUVKDULQJLGHDV and  collaborating.

Publisher  suing  Green  Mountain  Power  for  false  arrest Salisbury Case  occurred  at   Lowell  wind  site

By  JUNE  PICHEL  COOK Hardwick  Gazette NEWPORT   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Green   Mountain   Powerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   public   relations   nightmare   has   morphed   into   a   civil   action   by   Barton   Chronicle   publisher   and   journalist  Chris  Braithwaite.  His  ar-­ rest  in  December  2011  while  cover-­ ing  a  demonstration  at  the  Kingdom   Community  Wind  Project  on  Lowell   Mountain  was  dismissed  last  month.   1RZ KH KDV ÂżOHG VXLW DJDLQVW *03 alleging  false  arrest. 7KHFRPSODLQWZDVÂżOHG'HF 2012,  in  the  Orleans  Superior  Court-­ Civil   Division   by   attorney   Phil   White  on  Braithwaiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  behalf.  Both   GMP  and  former  GMP  communica-­ tion   manager   David   Coriell   (who   has  since  left  the  company  to  attend   law  school  in  New  York)    are  listed   as   defendants.   Braithwaite   is   seek-­ ing  compensatory  and  consequential   damages   of   at   least   $22,530;Íž   legal   interest   at   a   rate   of   12   percent/per   annum;Íž  punitive  damages,  attorneys   fees  and  expenses  related  to  the  civil   action,   and   such   relief   as   the   court   may  deem  just  and  equitable. The   complaint   cites   Coriell   as  

â&#x20AC;&#x153;knowingly,   intentionally,   mali-­ its   agents,   and   Coriell   had   â&#x20AC;&#x153;main-­ ciously,   and   fraudulentlyâ&#x20AC;?   causing   tained  a  symbiotic  relationship  with   the  false  arrest  of  Braithwaite.  Cori-­ Vermont   State   Police   and   Orleans   ell  was  acting  within  his  authority  as   &RXQW\ ODZ HQIRUFHPHQW RIÂżFHUV LQ an  employee  of  GMP,  which  is  vicar-­ coordinating   the   times   and   condi-­ iously  liable  for  the  damages  caused   tions   under   which   protesters   would   by   his   actions,   according   or  would  not  be  arrested   to   the   suit.   It   further   al-­ for  unlawful  trespass.â&#x20AC;? leges   that   Coriell   know-­ The complaint GMP,   its   agents,   in-­ ingly   â&#x20AC;&#x153;made   false   and   cites David cluding   Coriell   and   slanderous   statements   to   Coriell, then Orleans   County   law   DODZHQIRUFHPHQWRIÂżFHU an employee HQIRUFHPHQW RIÂżFHUV about   Braithwaite,   which   of Green jointly  participated  in  the   wrongfully   induced   the   planning   and   execution   RIÂżFHUWRWDNHDFWLRQFDXV-­ Mountain of  arrests  of  protesters. Power, as ing  Braithwaite  harm.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;GMP   and/or   Coriell   The   complaint   states   â&#x20AC;&#x153;knowingly, were   acting   under   the   GMP   and   Coriell   knew   intentionally, color   of   law   and   engag-­ Braithwaite   had   permis-­ maliciously, ing  in  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;state  actionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  when   sion  to  be  on  the  property,   they   maliciously   gave   and frauduand  misinformation  given   the  government  false  and   to   law   enforcement   led   lentlyâ&#x20AC;? causmisleading   information   to   Braithwaiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   false   ar-­ ing the false with  the  purpose  of  caus-­ rest   and   prosecution   for   arrest of jour- ing   the   government   to   unlawful   trespass.   Cori-­ nalist Chris engage  in  false  arrest  and   ell   and   GMP   had   a   duty   Braithwaite. wrongful   prosecution,â&#x20AC;?   to   promptly   disclose   the   White  states. true   facts,   but   both   Cori-­ Braithwaite  was  acting   ell  and  GMP  â&#x20AC;&#x153;negligently,  intention-­ within  well  established  First  Amend-­ ally,  maliciously,  and/or  fraudulently   ment   rights,   White   states,   by   voic-­ concealed   information   for   over   12   ing   strong   opinions   and   publishing   months,   all   to   the   harm,   detriment,   ³¿HUFH HGLWRULDOV RSSRVLQJ *03ÂśV and  damageâ&#x20AC;?  of  Braithwaite. commercial  wind  project  on  a  ridge-­ The   complaint   cites   that   GMP,   line  in  Lowell.â&#x20AC;?

They   maliciously   unleashed   the   power  of  government  against  Braith-­ waite   in   retaliation   for   the   exercise   of  his  well  established  First  Amend-­ ment  rights  and  did  so  with  the  intent   to  impair  the  ongoing  exercise  there-­ of,   White   charges.   Their   conduct   is   a  violation  of  Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  civil  rights   laws   as   well   and   was   a   â&#x20AC;&#x153;malicious   and   unconstitutional   retaliation   for   the   exercise   of   Braithwaiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   right   to  publish  his  opinions  regarding  the   commercial  wind  project  in  Lowell.â&#x20AC;? Braithwaite   was   arrested   on   Dec.   5,  2011,  along  with  the  protesters  he   was   covering;Íž   and,   like   the   protest-­ ers,  he  was  charged  with  trespassing.   Charges   were   dropped   in   Decem-­ ber   2012,   a   year   later   after   internal   e-­mails   subpoenaed   from   GMP   re-­ vealed   reporters   were   not   to   be   ar-­ rested.  Coriell  was  on  the  mountain   acting   in   conjunction   with   law   en-­ IRUFHPHQWRIÂżFHUVZKHQ%UDLWKZDLWH was  arrested. White  is  seeking  to  retain  the  sub-­ poenaed   internal   GMP   documents,   which   were   revealed   after   a   jury   had  been  selected  for  Braithwaiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   trial.  As  of  Jan.  8,  the  court  had  not   ruled  on  the  request. The   complaint   alleges   GMP   failed  to  disclose  information  to  the   Orleans   County   Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  

RIÂżFHUHODWLQJWRLWVFRQVHQWIRUUH-­ porters  to  be  on  the  property  to  cov-­ er  protests,  and  Coriell  had  explicit   instructions  to  inform  law  enforce-­ PHQWRIÂżFHUV7KHVWDWHGURSSHGLWV criminal   trespass   charges   against   Braithwaite   after   the   internal   e-­ mails  were  revealed.  Deputy  Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Attorney  Sarah  Baker  maintains  the   state   dropped   its   charges   because   of  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;unavailability  of  Coriellâ&#x20AC;?  to   testify  and  refute  the  e-­mails. The   state   dropped   the   charges   against   Braithwaite   without   preju-­ dice,   leaving   the   door   open   to   re-­ instate   them   in   the   future.   White   ÂżOHG D PRWLRQ WR KDYH WKH FKDUJHV dropped   with   prejudice.   Judge   Howard  VanBenthuysen  ruled  in  fa-­ vor  of  Whiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  motion  at  the  end  of   December. VanBenthuysen   wrote:   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nothing   in   the   Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   response   to   the   Mo-­ tion  (Whiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s)  explains  how  it  could   resurrect  this  prosecution  in  the  face   of  the  GMP  memoranda,  revealed  at   the  eleventh  and  a  half  hour  to  both   the  Defense  and  the  State.â&#x20AC;? Consent  is  the  key  element  of  the   offense,   VanBenthuysen   stated.   He   said   GMP   apparently   consented   to   the  mediaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  presence  at  the  protests   and  instructions  were  given  that  the   media  not  be  arrested.

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SALISBURY   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   U.S.   Postal   Service  will  hold  a  meeting  on  Tues-­ day,   Jan.   22,   at   5   p.m.   to   discuss   changes  to  the  services  provided  by   WKH6DOLVEXU\3RVW2IÂżFH7KHPHHW-­ ing   will   be   held   in   the   Salisbury   Free   Public   Library   in   The U.S. the  town  hall  across   Postal Maple   Street   from   Service WKH SRVW RIÂżFH will hold Changes   suggested   a meeting in  the  recent  survey   on sent   to   Salisbury   citizens   included   Tuesday, receiving   service   Jan. 22, from  other  area  post   at 5 p.m. RIÂżFHV WR GHFUHDV-­ ing  the  hours  of  service  at  the  Salis-­ EXU\RIÂżFH 6WXGHQWVLQIRXUWKÂżIWKDQGVL[WK grades   at   the   community   school   SDUWLFLSDWHG LQ WKH ÂżQDO URXQG RI the   National   Geographic   Geo   Bee   on   Thursday,   Jan.   17,   at   8:15   a.m.   7KH ÂżQDOLVW ZLOO WDNH D ZULWWHQ WHVW to   qualify   to   participate   in   the   state   rounds  later  this  year.


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Booster  booster

MEMBERS  OF  THE  Vergennes  Boosters  Club  present  Brett  Ward  with  an  award  of  appreciation  during  halftime  of  a  boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  varsity  basket-­ ball  game  on  Jan.  3.  Ward  and  his  City  Limits  Night  Club  contributed  $13,000  to  the  club  last  year.

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Egypt on cusp of change By  Haviland  Smith Voting   on   the   new   Egyptian   constitution,   which   was   written   al-­ most  entirely  by  the  Muslim  Brotherhood,  shows  the  Brotherhood   won.  However,  with  internal  dissent  evident  in  the  low  overall  voter   WXUQRXWRISHUFHQWDQGVWUHHWSURWHVWVPRXQWLQJLWLVWLPHWR WDNHDFORVHUORRNDWWKHOLNHO\UDPLÂżFDWLRQVRIWKDWGLYLVLYHZLQ7R do  that,  it  is  critical  that  we  understand  more  about  Egyptâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  history,   what  the  Muslim  Brotherhood  is  and  what  it  stands  for. 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Thus,   Egypt   has   not   escaped   the   one   reality   that   dominates   the   evolving  political  scene  in  the  Middle  East.  Since  the  seventh  cen-­ tury  A.D.,  the  Egyptian  people  have  no  direct,  personal  experience   with   democracy,   only   with   the   realities   of   repression,   Islam   and   Sharia  law  and  military  dictatorship. ,QWKH(J\SWLDQSHRSOHRYHUWKUHZWKHPLOLWDU\GLFWDWRUVKLS WKDW KDG EHHQ LQ SODFH VLQFH  PRVW UHFHQWO\ XQGHU *HQHUDO +RVQL0XEDUDN6LQFH(J\SWKDVQRQDWLYHH[SHULHQFHZLWK governance  except  through  military  repression.  What  makes  Egypt   different   from   the   many   other  Arab   countries   that   suffered   under   PLOLWDU\GLFWDWRUVKLSLVWKDWVLQFH(J\SWKDVKDGWKH0XVOLP Brotherhood. The  Brotherhood  was  founded  as  an  Islamist  religious,  political   and   social   organization.   What   has   made   it   unique   in   the   Muslim   Middle   East   is   that,   despite   numerous,   often   brutal,   governmental   crackdowns,  it  has  functioned  as  a  disciplined  political  opposition   to  Egyptian  regimes  in  power.  The  point  is  that  it  has  been  involved   in  governance  for  over  80  years. That  means  that  when  Mubarak  was  overthrown,  the  only  two  or-­ ganizations  with  any  kind  of  practical  political  experience  were  the   Brotherhood  and  the  Egyptian  military.  It  seemed  inevitable  that  one   or  the  other  would  grab  the  reins. 7DKULU6TXDUHLQZDVSRSXODWHGE\SHRSOHRIZLGHO\GLIIHULQJ motivation  ranging  from  the  rigid  Islamist  views  of  fundamentalist   6DODÂżVWVWRWKHUDWKHUIX]]\GHPRFUDWLFYLHZVRIWKHPDQ\VHFXODU Egyptians  who  had  had  some  indirect  brush  with  democracy.  Unfor-­ tunately,  the  secular  forces  are  untidy,  uncoordinated  and  disunited.   7KH FORVHVW WKH\ KDYH FRPH WR XQLÂżFDWLRQ RUJDQL]DWLRQ DQG DQ\ hope  for  power  has  come  with  the  National  Salvation  Front  headed   by  Muhammad  el-­Baradei,  former  chief  of  the  International  Atomic   Energy  Agency  and  winner  of  the  Nobel  Peace  Prize. And   while   el-­Baradei   was   getting   his   act   together,   the   Brother-­ hood  was  in  full  swing.  Through  their  new  political  party,  the  Free-­ dom  and  Justice  Party,  it  ran  in  and  won  the  elections  of  November   0XKDPPDG0RUVLDOHDGLQJÂżJXUHLQWKH%URWKHUKRRGDQG chairman  of  the  Brotherhoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  party,  ultimately  was  declared  win-­ ner  of  the  election  and  president  of  Egypt. Since  then,  Morsi  has  acted  decisively  to  consolidate  his  position.   He   has,   at   least   for   the   moment,   emasculated   whatever   hopes   the   Egyptian  military  may  have  had  for  power.  He  took  over  the  Con-­ stitutional  Assembly  that  wrote  Egyptâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  future  constitution,  causing   the  resignation  from  that  body  of  virtually  all  those  Egyptians  who   might  have  disagreed  with  the  Brotherhoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  position. Finally,  he  unsuccessfully  tried  to  arrogate  to  himself  all  the  pow-­ ers  previously  vested  in  Egyptâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  judicial  system,  effectively  neutral-­ izing  any  possibility  that  the  courts  would  rule  the  assembly  or  its   constitution  to  be  illegal.  Hardly  a  democratic  process. The  Muslim  Brotherhoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  credo  was  and  is,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Allah  is  our  objec-­ tive;Íž  the  Quran  is  our  law,  the  Prophet  is  our  leader;Íž  Jihad  is  our  way;Íž   and  death  for  the  sake  of  Allah  is  the  highest  of  our  aspirations.â&#x20AC;? Its  principles  include  the  introduction  of  Sharia  law  as  â&#x20AC;&#x153;the  basis   for  controlling  the  affairs  of  state  and  societyâ&#x20AC;?;Íž  and  to  work  to  unify   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Islamic   countries   and   states,   mainly   among   the  Arab   states,   and   liberate  them  from  foreign  imperialism.â&#x20AC;?  If  this  represents  the  true   beliefs  of  President  Morsi,  then  under  his  rule  Egypt  would  appear   to  be  heading  in  the  direction  of  sectarian  Islamism  of  an  intensity   as  yet  undetermined. So,  the  issue  is:  Will  Egypt  be  ruled  by  an  ideologically  true  Mus-­ OLP%URWKHUKRRGRUKDV0U0RUVLRQO\UHFHQWO\DVLJQLÂżFDQWSOD\HU in  the  Brotherhood,  really  been  able  to  effect  democratic  changes  as   he  claims  to  have  done  in  an  organization  that  for  84  years  has  been   traditionally  hostile  to  the  most  basic  tenets  of  democracy? 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BTS  memories   sought  for  exhibit The  Compass  Music  and  Arts   Center  (CMAC)  is  a  new  organiza-­ tion,  situated  in  the  former  Building   K  of  the  Brandon  Training  School  in   Park  Village,  Brandon.  As  part  of  its   community-­based  and  educational   programs,  CMAC  plans  to  develop   a  small,  permanent  exhibit  about   the  history  of  the  Brandon  Training   School  and  especially  the  history  of   Building  K. However,  this  wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  be  possible   without  the  personal  stories,  memo-­ ries,  and  artifacts  of  those  who  were   connected  with  the  site.  We  are  look-­ ing  for  former  employees,  students   and  residents,  Brandon  community   members,  and  anyone  else  who   would  like  to  contribute,  to  contact   us  so  that  we  may  portray  the  school   DFFXUDWHO\ZLWKÂżUVWKDQGDFFRXQWV CMAC  is  being  developed  by   WKHQRQSURÂżWRUJDQL]DWLRQ&RPSDVV Music  and  Arts  Foundation  Inc.  and   Diversions  LLC,  which  operates  the   Brandon  Music  CafĂŠ  on  Country   Club  Road. The  Brandon  Training  School  had   both  a  positive  and  a  negative  effect   on  the  community  of  Brandon,  but   regardless  of  its  lasting  impressions,   it  is  an  important  part  of  our  region   and  state  history.  For  that  reason,  we   at  CMAC  do  not  want  that  to  be  lost. To  share  your  memories,  photo-­ graphs  and  artifacts,  please  contact   me,  Kathryn  Marshall,  at  802-­247-­   or  kathryn@cmacvt.org. Kathryn  Marshall Exhibit  Director Compass  Music  and  Arts  Center Brandon

Gubernatorial  guffaws VERMONT  GOV.  PETER  Shumlin  has  a  good  laugh  while  talking  with  former  Gov.  Jim  Douglas  at  the   RSHQLQJRI0LGGOHEXU\,QWHUDFWLYH/DQJXDJHVœQHZRI¿FHVLQ0LGGOHEXU\0RQGD\PRUQLQJ Independent  photo/Trent  Campbell

First  the  guns,  then  the  cars.  Or  not.   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  not  trying  to  scare  business  away  from  my  good   friends  at  Vermont  Field  Sports,  who  tell  me  they  always   see  sales  spike  when  gun  control  hits  the  news,  but  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   safe   to   say   the   stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   law-­abiding   hunters   can   breathe   HDV\1RRQHLVFRPLQJIRUWKHLUULĂ&#x20AC;HVRULVJRLQJWRSDVV a  law  that  says  they  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  buy  newer,  better  ones. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not  really  the  point  of  the  current  discussion  on   guns  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  and,  make  no  mistake  about  it,  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  time  to  talk.   To   start   with,   look   at   it   this   way:   Cars   and   guns   are   both  legal  products,  subject  to  government  control.   Deaths  due  to  automobiles  have  dropped  steadily,  from   D KLJK RI PRUH WKDQ  LQ  even   though   there   are   more   people   and  cars  on  the  road  today  than  then.   According   to   an   online   USA   To-­ day   article   in   December,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;A   total   of    PRWRULVWV ELF\FOLVWV DQG SH-­ GHVWULDQV GLHG LQ  D  SHUFHQW By Andy GHFUHDVH IURP  /DVW \HDUÂśV WROO Kirkaldy UHSUHVHQWV D  SHUFHQW GHFOLQH IURP  WKH 1DWLRQDO +LJKZD\ 7UDIÂżF Safety  Administration  said.â&#x20AC;? Why?  In  the  article,  Transportation  Secretary  Ray  La-­ Hood  â&#x20AC;&#x153;attributed  the  decline  in  recent  years  to  aggressive   enforcement   and   public   education   campaigns   and   con-­ tinuing   improvements   in   technology   aimed   at   building   safer  vehicles  and  roads.â&#x20AC;? Government  regulation  had  a  lot  to  do  with  it,  in  other   words,   because   government   builds   roads.   The   federal   JRYHUQPHQWDOVRÂżUVWUHTXLUHGVHDWEHOWVDQGWKHQRYHU WKHSURORQJHGSURWHVWRIFDUPDQXIDFWXUHUVLQDGG-­ ed   the   requirement  for   front   air   bags.  Those   laws   have   saved   lives.   Credit   also   goes   to   car   manufacturers   for   better  crash  resistance  and  for  antilock  brakes.   Why  is  this  relevant?  (Other  than  that  there  are  ways   that  manufacturers  could  make  guns  safer.)

Well,  nobody  is  coming  for  our  cars  just  because  they   NLOODERXWSHRSOHD\HDU7KH\DUHDOHJDOSURG-­ uct,  subject  to  regulation.  Just  because  the  government   establishes   laws   that   limit   who   can   drive   and   how   fast   they   can   drive,   and   spell   out   what   steps   citizens   must   take  before  they  are  licensed  to  drive,  it  does  not  mean   that  a  ban  on  cars  is  looming.   Likewise,   just   because   the   government   is   looking   at   making  it  harder  for  the  unhinged  or  criminal  to  get  guns,   harder  for  guns  to  be  purchased  without  good  background   checks,  easier  to  perform  those  background  checks,  and   KDUGHUWREX\ZHDSRQVWKDWÂżUHEXUVWV of  bullets,  it  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  mean  that  a  ban   on  guns  is  looming.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not  going  to   happen.   So   in   our   conversations   about   guns,  just  stop  with  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;thin  end  of   the   wedgeâ&#x20AC;?   nonsense.   The   govern-­ ment   is   simply   considering   enhanc-­ ing   its   regulations   to   make   legal   products  safer  for  all. Well,  why  should  it?  Getting  back   WRRXUFDUVFRPSDULVRQWKHUHDUHDERXWGHDWKVD \HDU DWWULEXWDEOH WR JXQV  LQ  DFFRUGLQJ WR one  source),  with  the  largest  number  of  that  amount  sui-­ cides.  Slightly  more  than  half  of  all  suicides,  more  than   D\HDUDUHDFFRPSOLVKHGZLWKJXQV Next,  one  argument  often  made  is  that  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Guns  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  kill   people.  People  kill  people.â&#x20AC;? But   letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   say   some   poor   excuse   for   a   human   being   (Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  like  to  use  stronger  language,  but,  well,  you  know)   walks  into  a  movie  theater  with  a  knife.  How  long  would   it  take  him  (and  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  always  a  him,  but  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  story  for   another  day)  to  do  the  same  amount  of  damage  it  would   WRGRZLWKD%XVKPDVWHUDVVDXOWULĂ&#x20AC;H"+RZPXFKVRRQHU (See  Clippings,  Page  5A)

Clippings

Speaking  and  creaking  fries  nerves Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  new,  irritating  speech  fad  going  around.  And   On  a  recent  afternoon,  I  was  stuck  in  the  state  of  sus-­ I  just  found  out  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  a  habitual  offender. SHQGHGDQLPDWLRQWKDWLV&RXUW6WUHHWWUDIÂżFDWSP Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  talking  about  a  real  thing:  â&#x20AC;&#x153;vocal  fry,â&#x20AC;?  also  known   As   the   same   light   turned   red   for   the   third   time   before   as  â&#x20AC;&#x153;creaky  voiceâ&#x20AC;?  and  â&#x20AC;&#x153;glottal  scrapeâ&#x20AC;?  (oh,  those  kooky   I   could   get   through   it,   I   said,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;You   are   not   serioussssâ&#x20AC;?   linguists).  This  particular  affectation  is  more  subtle  but   (with  one  key  emphasis  word  omitted).  Oh,  no.  The  â&#x20AC;&#x153;se-­ less  jaunty  than,  say,  talking  like  a  pirate.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  legitimate   riousâ&#x20AC;?  had  trailed  off  into  a  noise  like  someone  dragging   speech  pattern  that  you  probably  would  never  have  no-­ a  metal  rake  across  a  gravel  driveway.  Vocal  fry. ticed  or  been  bothered  by  if  I  werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  bringing  it  to  your   Some   linguists   suggest   that   overuse   of   vocal   fry   can   attention.  Sorry. be  physically  harmful.  I  agree.  When  I  croak  something   My   coworkers   have   long   been   annoyed   with   my   like,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ugh,  the  printerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  out  of  paper  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  againnnn,â&#x20AC;?  my   speech  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  more  in  terms  of  its  abun-­ RIÂżFHPDWHV FKXFN VWDSOHUV DW P\ dance  and  pointlessness  than  its  sound   head. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   but   now   that   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   pointed   out   my   There  are  a  couple  of  reasons  I  may   vocal  fry  habit,  they  recoil  every  time   have  started  talking  this  way.  Studies   I  open  my  mouth. have  shown,  for  instance,  that  people   :KHQ , ÂżUVW OHDUQHG DERXW YRFDO talk  like  those  around  them  to  try  to   fry  last  year,  I  couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  hear  it.  I  saw   ÂżW LQ 0\ VWHSVRQ IRU LQVWDQFH DG-­ a   video   in   which   a   newscaster   was   opted   a   drawl   within   four   hours   of   criticized  for  trailing  off  her  sentences   moving   to   Oklahoma   and   now   says   By Jessie Raymond things  like  â&#x20AC;&#x153;yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;allâ&#x20AC;?  without  a  trace  of   with   an   exaggerated   lowering   of   her   voice   and   a   crackly,   staccato   sound,   irony. like   oil   sizzling   in   a   frying   pan.   I   But  vocal  fry  in  Addison  County?   played   the   clip   over   and   over   and   it   sounded   perfectly   It  occurs  commonly  among  hip  urbanites,  but  those  are   normal  to  me. in  short  supply  around  here.  Anyway,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  already  done   How  could  I  have  been  so  blind  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  or  deaf? my   best   to   talk  Vermontish   by   replacing   the  Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   at   the   I  dismissed  vocal  fry  as  a  myth,  made  up  by  news  or-­ end  of  my  words  with  a  grunting  sound  and  pronounc-­ ganizations  sick  of  covering  elections,  wars  and  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Down-­ ing  â&#x20AC;&#x153;milkâ&#x20AC;?  as  â&#x20AC;&#x153;melk.â&#x20AC;?  And  given  that  most  people  either   ton  Abbey.â&#x20AC;?   But   I   keep   reading   that   vocal   fry   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   more   despise  vocal  fry  or  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  notice  it  at  all,  whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  the  point   than  gun  violence  or  crippling  national  debt  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  is  proof   of  using  it?  So  far  the  only  social  advantage  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  found  is   that   our   society   is   crumbling.   Slowly,   an   awareness   of   that  people  keep  offering  me  lozenges. vocal   fry   has   crept   into   my   consciousness   in   the   same   Perhaps   more   telling,   vocal   fry   is   common   among   way  that,  without  knowing  how,  I  can  tell  you  the  names   teenage  girls.  There  is  a  teenage  girl  in  my  house.  And   of  the  last  three  boys  Taylor  Swift  has  dated.  And  now,   since  we  no  longer  bond  by  cuddling  and  reading  picture   without  my  knowledge  or  consent,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  begun  to  â&#x20AC;&#x153;fry.â&#x20AC;? (See  Raymond,  Page  5A)

Around the bend

McKibben  to  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;do   the  climate  mathâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; I  was  away  from  home  much  of   the  fall,  on  an  extended  speaking  trip   that  we  called  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do  the  Mathâ&#x20AC;?  that   tried  to  explain  to  people  the  current   state  of  our  understanding  of  climate   change  and  to  get  them  involved  in   challenging  the  political  power  of  the   fossil  fuel  companies.  It  seemed  to   go  well  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  we  drew  good  crowds  in   concert  halls  around  the  country,  and   E\WKHWLPHZHZHUHGRQHFDP-­ puses  had  movements  asking  their   boards  of  trustees  to  sell  their  stocks   in  coal,  gas  and  oil  companies. One  of  those  colleges  is  Middle-­ bury,  and  some  in  the  college  com-­ munity  have  asked  if  we  might  give   a  version  of  this  program  here.  So   on  Sunday  evening,  Jan.  20,  in  Mead   Chapel,  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  present  what  were  call-­ ing  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Middlebury  Does  the  Math.â&#x20AC;?   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  be  joined  via  video  by  some   interesting  leaders  from  around  the   world,  including  Desmond  Tutu,  Van   Jones  and  Naomi  Klein. If  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  curious  about  why  this   drive  for  divestment  has  gained  such   quick  traction  around  the  country,   this  evening  might  be  a  good  way   WRÂżQGRXW'RRUVRSHQDWSP for  students,  staff  and  faculty  with   FROOHJH,'VDQGDWIRUHYHU\RQH else. It  was  exciting  to  be  out  around   the  country,  but  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  much  nicer  to  be   back  home. Bill  McKibben Ripton

Rotary  picks  up   Christmas  trees Kudos  to  the  Middlebury  Rotary   Club  for  annual  pickup  of  Christ-­ mas  trees. I  realize  many  have  very  worth-­ while  plans  but  for  me  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  helpful   and  greatly  appreciated  endeavor   for  good. Marilyn  Robinson Middlebury

Hospital  failed  to   make  the  grade Recently  I  had  gall  bladder  sur-­ gery  at  a  hospital  here  in  Vermont.   I  received  very  good  care  except   for  two  issues.  Upon  my  discharge   after  staying  for  two  days,  I  never   received  discharge  instructions  on   how  to  care  for  myself  at  home.  I   asked  the  nurses  about  it  but  never   got  any  answer  as  to  why  these   instructions  were  not  included.  The   LQVWUXFWLRQVZHUHÂżQDOO\SLFNHGXSD week  or  so  later  at  my  primary  care   SK\VLFLDQÂśVRIÂżFH I  was  surprised  to  see  no  lifting,   pushing  and  so  on  of  weights  over   SRXQGVDV,FDUULHGRXWRIWKHKRV-­ pital  my  belongings  weighing  more   than  that.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;One  should  not  drive  un-­ til  after  your  follow-­up  visit  with  the   surgeonâ&#x20AC;?  was  another  instruction.   Well,  I  drove  to  and  from  surgeonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   RIÂżFHDQGWKDWUHDOO\ZDVWRRPXFK (See  Letter,  Page  5A)


Addison  Independent,  Thursday,  January  17,  2013  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  PAGE  5A

Hope  springs  for  Vt.  agriculture Last   year,   the   Vermont   Legis-­ we   need   a   concentrated   effort,   lature   created   the  Working   Lands   focused   on   ensuring   that   we   as   a   Enterprise  Fund  and  seeded  it  with   state   are   doing   all   we   can   to   en-­ a  small  investment  of  $1  million.   sure  its  success. We   are   now   seeing   The   new   WLEB   our   seeds   growing,   as   rolled   up   their   agricultural  and  forest   sleeves   and   got   products   enterprises   right   to   work.   They   have   actively   applied   developed   criteria   This   weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   writer   for   their   funding   for   the   funding.   Not   surprisingly,  the  appli-­ is   Leonard   Bull,   a   stream,   wrote   re-­ FDWLRQV IDU H[FHHG WKH retired  professor  and   quests   for   propos-­ small   seed   fund   that   chair   of   Animal   Sci-­ als,   got   the   word   was   started   last   year   ences   at   UVM,   and   out,   and   even   held   (almost   $10   requested   then   head   of   Animal   training   sessions   for  every  dollar  avail-­ Science   at   North   for   entrepreneurs   able).   The   working   Carolina   State   Uni-­ who   wanted   to   ap-­ landscape   is   not   only   versity  where  he  was   ply   for   the   funding.   our   heritage,   but   it   is   also   a   university   ad-­ The   Agency   of   Ag-­ ministrator.   He   is   riculture   has   been   also  our  future. At  the  same  time  the   currently  chair  of  the   supporting   this   ef-­ fund   was   developed,   Vermont  Agricultural   fort   with   dedicated   the   legislators   crafted   and   Forest   Products   staff   and   other   re-­ a   new   board   to   over-­ Development   Board,   sources.   This   com-­ see  this  fund.  Creating   and  lives  in  New  Ha-­ mitment   from   the   a  new  board  was  a  bit   ven. administration   has   controversial,   as   peo-­ been   critical   to   this   ple   asked   whether   the   effort. Vermont   Agricultural   Develop-­ As   we   head   into   the   legislative   ment  Board  couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  do  this  work.   session,   we   have   a   bold   request   In   their   wisdom,   the   Legislature   for  legislators  this  year:  Make  the   added  new  members  and  changed   investment   even   bigger.   We   can   our  name  to  the  Vermont  Agricul-­ see   the   potential   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   ensure   tural   and   Forest   Products   Devel-­ that   we   are   building   on   it.   The   opment   Board   and   also   formed   Vermont   Agricultural   and   Forest   the   new   Working   Lands   Enter-­ Products  Development  Board  sup-­ prise   Investment   Board   (WLEB).   ports   the   Working   Lands   Coali-­ I   say   â&#x20AC;&#x153;in   their   wisdomâ&#x20AC;?   because   tionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  recommendation  to  commit   the  working  landscape  is  a  prom-­ WRPLOOLRQSHU\HDUIRUWKHQH[W ising   sector   of   our   economy,   and   three  years  for  the  Working  Lands  

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Enterprise  Fund.   This   â&#x20AC;&#x153;5-­by-­3â&#x20AC;?   investment   will   turn  our  promising  working  land-­ scape   into   a   booming   part   of   our   economic   future.   It   will   increase   our   resilience   and   our   access   to   local   food.   It   will   protect   our   hillsides,   as   a   working   forest   is   a   healthy   forest.   It   will   celebrate   our  heritage  and  ensure  our  future   success. Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   working   landscape   has  always  been  a  part  of  the  fab-­ ric   of   our   lives.   None   of   us   are   ever   far   from   it,   and   many   of   us   earn  our  living  from  it.  We  all  de-­ pend  on  it.   All   of   us,   whether   we   are   a   ÂłUHDO9HUPRQWHU´RUDÂłĂ&#x20AC;DWODQGHU´ feel  that  strong  connection  to  the   KLOOVDQGÂżHOGVDQGHDFKRIXVKDV felt  our  breath  catch  as  we  round   a  corner  or  crest  a  hill  and  see  the   landscape  opening  before  us. Last  year,  sitting  in  on  some  of   the   committee   hearings   for   the   Working   Lands   bill,   I   felt   hope-­ ful.   Despite   the   recession   and   the   tight   budget,   legislators   saw   an   opportunity   to   invest   in   our   future   economy   and   in   our   fu-­ ture  generations,  and  they  seized   on   that   opportunity.  They   took   a   small  step  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  they  created  a  fund   and   put   a   little   bit   in   it   to   see   if   there  was  interest  and  need.  This   year,   I   hope   they   will   see   that   their  little  seed  has  sprouted  with   enthusiasm,   and   now   they   can   nurture  it  and  watch  it  grow.

Construction  project  should  not  trump  public  safety South  Street  is  a  very  busy  road,   with  folks  driving  to  and  from  the   hospital,  the  rehabilitation  facility,   Eastview,  students  and  then  the   rest  of  us,  just  good  old  residents.   Middlebury  College  has  been   renovating  the  presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  home   for  the  last  few  months  and  trucks   have  been  lined  up  at  the  start  of   the  street  and  parked  all  along  the   western  side  of  the  street.   I  asked  the  town  to  put  up  a   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Go  Slowâ&#x20AC;?  when  it  was  really   congested  but  they  told  me  they   didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  put  up  signs.  I  asked  them   to  do  something  to  stop  folks  from   driving  so  quickly  into  this  con-­ struction,  so  we  had  cones  along   the  center  lane  for  awhile,  but  now  

those  are  gone. Once  it  snowed,  it  became  near-­ ly  impossible  for  me  to  back  out   of  my  driveway,  between  the  busi-­ ness  of  the  street,  the  snow  piles   and  the  trucks  parked  directly  in   front  of  my  driveway.  I  couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   turn  fast  enough  or  sharply  enough   to  get  out  safely.   ,FDOOHGWKHFROOHJHWKH2IÂżFH of  the  President,  and  asked  if  that   space  could  be  blocked,  for  safety   reasons.  Yup,  no  one  called  back.   I  called  the  town  and  was  told  if   there  was  a  parking  space  desig-­ nated  there,  then  they  could  park   there  (even  if  the  snow  pushes  that   space  into  the  street).  Sigh. When  did  a  construction  project  

become  more  important  than  resi-­ dent  safety?  And  when  did  simple   requests,  politely  made,  get  so   ignored?  I  pay  a  small  fortune  in   WD[HVEXWHYHU\WLPHZHEULQJXS safety,  there  is  a  town  deaf  ear.   So  hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  request  â&#x20AC;Ś  please   drive  25  mph  on  South  Street,   so  we  can  all  be  safe,  children,   seniors,  residents  and  more.  And   maybe  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  pull  a  trick  from  when   I  lived  in  Boston  years  ago,  and   just  put  a  few  chairs  in  that  park-­ ing  space  and  mark  it  as  taken.  In   that  neighborhood,  we  all  got  that   message. Krista  M.C.  Conley Middlebury

Middlebury  should  only  use  winter  salt  on  main  roads Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  note:  The  writer  sent  this   letter  to  the  Middlebury  selectboard   and  asked  that  we  publish  it  as  a   letter  to  the  editor,  as  well. Having  attended  your  meeting   on  Monday,  Jan.  7,  I  would  like  to   voice  my  support  for  the  position   taken  by  Selectman  Nick  Artim   calling  for  the  town  to  reduce  its   use  of  road  salt  by  abandoning  its   â&#x20AC;&#x153;bare  roads  policyâ&#x20AC;?  on  other  than   our  main  arteries.  I  note  that  Mr.   Artimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  position  was  also  endorsed   in  a  recent  editorial  in  the  Addison   Independent. In  addition  to  its  considerable   cost,  road  salt  also  impacts  the   community  negatively  in  a  number  

of  other  ways.  By  leaching  into   the  soil,  it  kills  several  species  of   shade  trees,  notably  sugar  maples.   Salt  also  contributes  to  the  breakup   of  asphalt  pavement  by  seeping   through  cracks  and  selectively  thaw-­ ing  sections  of  the  road  substrate.   It  causes  corrosion  of  the  undercar-­ riages  of  our  vehicles,  which  we   owners  then  need  to  spend  money   repairing. I  am  old  enough  to  remember  a   time  several  decades  ago  when  the   use  of  salt  on  the  roads  was  much   less  widespread,  and  yet  we  man-­ aged  to  cope  with  packed  snow  on   all  but  our  most  traveled  roads.  That   at  a  time  when  cars  lacked  front  or  

all  wheel  drive,  or  radial  tires,  or   even  windshield  washers.  We  dealt   with  snow  by  driving  more  slowly   and  carefully,  without  being  blinded   by  a  constant  spray  of  salt  water. Given  the  pressure  on  our  town   budget  and  the  negative  impact  of   road  salt,  it  seems  time  to  re-­evalu-­ ate  a  practice  that  we  have  come  to   regard  as  normal.  The  idea  of  using   salt  only  on  hills,  at  intersections,   and  on  main  thoroughfares  makes  a   lot  of  sense,  and  I  urge  the  board  to   give  it  more  serious  consideration. David  Andrews Washington  Street  Ext. Middlebury

Dairy  lobbying  group  defends  rejection  of  farm  bill Sorry,  but  the  Independent  and   0DULH$XGHWKDYHLWĂ&#x20AC;DWRXWZURQJ (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dairy  cliff  averted;Íž  back  to  square   one,â&#x20AC;?  Jan.  7,  2013). The  Dairy  Security  Act  includes   a  number  of  dairy  policy  reform   proposals,  on  which  IDFA  and  most   others  in  the  dairy  industry  agree  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   particularly  on  the  need  for  a  safety   net,  or  margin  insurance,  for  dairy   farmers.  IDFA  supports  a  bipar-­ tisan  approach  offered  by  Reps.   Bob  Goodlatte  (R-­Va.)  and  David   Scott  (D-­Ga.),  which  would  provide   similar  margin  insurance,  at  less   cost,  to  nearly  every  dairy  farmer  in   Vermont  as  compared  to  the  Dairy   Security  Act.   IDFA  has,  however,  joined  with   consumer  groups,  like  the  Consum-­ ers  Federation  of  America  and  Con-­ sumers  Union,  in  opposing  policies  

that  have  government  manage  milk   supplies  instead  of  allowing  farmers   to  make  their  own  business  deci-­ sions.  The  milk  supply  management   proposal  included  in  the  DSA,  the   Dairy  Market  Stabilization  Program   (DMSP),  has  been  a  controversial   and  divisive  idea  since  its  introduc-­ tion  and  also  a  major  obstacle  to   passing  a  new  farm  bill.   Under  the  DMSP  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  which  dairy   farmers  are  mandated  to  sign  up  for   in  order  to  get  margin  insurance  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   the  government  would  periodically   impose  limits  on  milk  production   and  dairy  farmers  would  periodi-­ cally  be  forced  to  either  decrease   production  or  pay  a  stiff  penalty  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   up  to  8  percent  in  many  cases.  Be-­ cause  it  is  easier  for  large  operations   to  adjust  production  up  and  down   when  government  limits  trigger  off  

and  on,  the  program  will  increase,   QRWGHFUHDVHWKH¿QDQFLDOSUHVVXUH on  small  dairies  to  call  it  quits.   Supply  management  programs   have  been  abandoned  around  the   world  because  they  restrict  dairy  in-­ dustry  growth  and  cost  jobs.  Due  to   LQFUHDVHGGDLU\H[SRUWVRYHUWKHODVW few  years,  U.S.  dairy  production  has   continued  to  increase,  helping  many   small  Vermont  dairies  to  survive.   Limiting  milk  production  growth,   with  supply  management  programs,   like  the  DMSP,  will  only  hasten   their  decline.   Jerry  Slominski Senior  Vice  President  for  Legis-­ lative  and  Economic  Affairs International  Dairy  Foods   Association Washington,  D.C.  

leaving   the   house   in   see-­through   clothing.)  But  I  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  blame  every-­ thing   on   pop   culture.   After   all,   I   have   managed   to   make   it   through   this  year  without  once  saying,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hat-­ ers   gonna   hateâ&#x20AC;?   or   â&#x20AC;&#x153;YOLOâ&#x20AC;?   (look   it  up). At   least   now   that   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   aware   of   vocal   fry,   I   can   consciously   avoid   using   it.   So   far,   however,   the   so-­ lution   isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   much   better   than   the  

problem.   Rather   than   dragging   my   voice  down  to  a  growl  at  the  end  of   every   sentence,   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   trying   to   end   on  an  upswing,  kind  of  like  I  did  in   middle  school  when  the  whole  Val-­ ley  Girl  thing  was  going  on. Unfortunately,   it   sounds   pretty   affected?   So   far,   though,   my   co-­ workers   havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   thrown   any   more   staplers  at  me? Oh,  but  they  will.

tice  is  owned  by  the  hospital. Sadly,  if  you  go  to  Patient   Relations  at  the  hospital  you  soon   ÂżQGRXWWKDWWKH\DUHDQHPSOR\HH of  the  hospital,  paid  for  by  the   hospital  to  protect  the  hospital.   So  commenting  your  concerns  to   them  just  allows  them  to  cover   their  butt  while  making  you  think   they  are  really  concerned  about   your  care. Then  I  decided  to  get  a  copy  of   my  records  of  my  stay  at  the  hospi-­ tal.  There  are  inaccuracies  in  my  re-­ cords  that  I  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  believe  happened.   As  now  I  go  through  the  rest  of  my   records  I  note  changes  that  need  to   be  made  and  go  through  the  process  

RIJHWWLQJWKHVHHUURUV¿[HG So  sad  to  think  that  the  hospital   would  not  try  and  work  things  out   amicably. However  we  are  fortunate  to  have   choices  in  medical  facilities  to  use.   My  choice  in  the  future  will  be   Dartmouth  in  Hanover,  N.H.  Sad  to   think  that  we  feel  we  must  go  out  of   state  for  good  care. Brian  E.  Fillioe Brandon  

Raymond (Continued  from  Page  4A) books   together,   I   suppose   I   could   be   subconsciously   mirroring   her   speech  patterns  in  an  effort  to  con-­ nect   with   her.   I   doubt   it,   but   what-­ evs. Or   it   could   just   be   something   I   picked  up  from  watching  too  many   Kim   Kardashian   interviews.   (That   ZRXOGDOVRH[SODLQZK\,œYHVWDUWHG wearing   huge   false   eyelashes   and  

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Clippings (Continued  from  Page  4A) would   he   be   overpowered   or   help   arrive? And   other   weapons   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   al-­ low   for   the   emotional   detachment   of   guns.   Pulling   a   trigger   30   feet   away   is   not   like   shoving   a   knife   into   someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   heart   after   looking   them   in   the   eye.   Would   the   same   person  even  be  capable  of  the  same   crime   without   that   psychological   distance? So   please,   in   this   conversation   that   we   must   all   have,   leave   that   card  in  the  deck.  There  arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  other   weapons   like   automatic   and   semi-­ DXWRPDWLFSLVWROVDQGULĂ&#x20AC;HV I   shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   have   to   say   this,   but   letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   please   leave   the   U.N.   heli-­ copters,   foreign   invaders,   or   U.S.   government  conspiracies  out  of  the  

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discussion   and   sideline   those   who   bring  them  up.   I   mean,   did   moronic   talk-­show   KRVW $OH[ -RQHV EULQJ DQ\WKLQJ WR the   table   when   he   told   Piers   Mor-­ gan   this   on   CNN:   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hitler   took   the   guns,   Stalin   took   the   guns,   Mao   took  the  guns.  Fidel  Castro  took  the   guns.   ChĂĄvez   took   the   guns,   and   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  here  to  tell  you,  1776  will  com-­ mence   again   if   you   try   to   take   our   ÂżUHDUPV´ Needless   to   say,   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d   much   rather   we   listen   to   the   parents   of   Sandy   Hook   Elementary   School,   some   of   them  gun  owners,  who  have  started   a  group  called  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sandy  Hook  Prom-­ ise.â&#x20AC;?  At  a  Monday  press  conference   they  called  for  the  long  overdue  na-­ tional  conversation  on,  in  nbcnews. comâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   words,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;guns,   school   safety  

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and  mental  health.â&#x20AC;? Parent   Nicole   Hockley,   who   lost   6-­year-­old   Dylan,   told   NBC   she   has  met  with  families  from  the  Col-­ umbine,   Aurora   and   Virginia   Tech   tragedies.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   do   not   want   to   be   someone   VKDULQJ P\ H[SHULHQFH DQG FRQ-­ VROLQJ DQRWKHU SDUHQW QH[W WLPH´ Hockley  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  do  not  want  there   WREHDQH[WWLPH´ Jeremy   Richman,   father   of   6-­year-­old  victim  Avielle,  has  start-­ HGDIRXQGDWLRQWRVXSSRUWVFLHQWLÂżF mental  health  research.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  is  our  responsibility  to  be  out-­ raged,â&#x20AC;?  Richman  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  is  our  re-­ sponsibility  to  take  action.â&#x20AC;? Andy  Kirkaldy  may  be  reached  at   andyk@addisonindependent.com.  

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Murdale Leysath, 88, Brandon BRANDON   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   Rev.   Dr.   0XUGDOH & /H\VDWK  GLHG Sunday,  Jan.  13,  2013,  at  her  home   in   Brandon.   She   passed   away   SHDFHIXOO\ DQG FRPIRUWDEO\ LQ KHU sleep  following  an  extended  period   RIGHFOLQLQJKHDOWK Rev.   Leysath   was   born   in   Greenville,  S.C.,  on  May  26,  1924,   the   youngest   daughter   of   Bertha   (Love)   and   Murdo   Cameron.   Her   OLIHORQJ FRPPLWPHQW WR VHUYLQJ RWKHUVEHJDQDWWKHHDUO\DJHRI with  an  internship  at  the  Settlement   +RXVH &KXUFK RI $OO 1DWLRQV LQ NYC   while   attending   Winthrop   &ROOHJH RI 5RFNYLOOH 6& 6KH was   to   graduate   with   honors   with   D EDFKHORUÂśV GHJUHH LQ SV\FKRO-­ RJ\ DQG VRFLRORJ\ LQ  )URP  WR  0XUGDOH FRQWLQXHG KHU VHUYLFH DV D FDVH ZRUNHU DQG VRFLDOZRUNHUÂżUVWIRUWKH)ORUHQFH &RXQW\ 'HSDUWPHQW RI 3XEOLF Welfare,  then  for  the  Department  of   :HOIDUHLQ$LNHQ6& In   1947,   Murdale   married   Elwin   /H\VDWK D 6RXWKHUQHGXFDWHG IRUHVWHUIURPÂłDZD\XSWKHURDG´LQ New  England.  Two  years  later,  their   son   Albert   was   born,   and   in   1950   the  family  moved  to  Elwinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  home   VWDWHRI9HUPRQWZKHQKHDFFHSWHG a   position   as   Rutland   County   Forester,   settling   in   Rutland.   In   1952,  a  daughter,  Dorothy,  was  born,   FRPSOHWLQJWKHIDPLO\7KH\MRLQHG *UDFH &RQJUHJDWLRQDO &KXUFK LQ 5XWODQGZKLFKDWWKHWLPHZDVLQD GHFOLQLQJVWDWHRIGLVDUUD\0XUGDOH UHFRJQL]HG WKH QHHG IRU LQYROYH-­ PHQW DW WKH FKXUFK DQG VWHSSHG LQ WR KHOS ZKHUHYHU VKH FRXOG +HU HQHUJ\ SDVVLRQ DQG FRPPLWPHQW WR*UDFHTXLFNO\HVWDEOLVKHGKHUDV RQHRIWKHFRQJUHJDWLRQÂśVOHDGHUV 0XUGDOH ÂłJRW WKH FDOOLQJ´ WR D life  of  ministry  when  she  was  only   EXWJUHZXSLQDWLPHDQGSODFH where   women   simply   did   not   have   an   opportunity   to   follow   that   path.   In   the   1950s,   the   Congregational   &KXUFKZDVHYROYLQJLWZDVPHUJ-­ 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.   The   time   was   right   IRU 0XUGDOH WR IROORZ KHU FKLOG-­ KRRGFDOOLQJVRIURPWR VKH DWWHQGHG /D\PDQÂśV 6FKRRO DW /DQFDVWHU7KHRORJLFDO6HPLQDU\LQ Pennsylvania. In   1965,   Rev.   Leysath   was   ordained   as   a   minister   of   the   UCC   DQGDVVLJQHGWROHDGKHUÂżUVWFRQJUH-­ gation   at   the   Sherburne   United   &KXUFK RI &KULVW LQ ZKDW LV QRZ Killington.   During   this   time,   she   REVHUYHG WKDW WKH QHDUE\ FRQJUH-­ JDWLRQV RI 3LWWVÂżHOG DQG *D\VYLOOH were   struggling   with   both   atten-­ GDQFH DQG OHDGHUVKLS 6KH VSHDU-­ headed   the   effort   to   merge   these   FRQJUHJDWLRQV ZLWK 6KHUEXUQH forming   the   Tri-­Valley   Parish,   ZKLFK VKH SUHVLGHG RYHU DV PLQLV-­ 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  Cornwall-­Weybridge  Parish. ,Q5HY/H\VDWKZDVFDOOHG

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Ray Pinson, 52, Brandon

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MURDALE  C.  LEYSATH upon   to   play   a   larger   role   in   the   &KXUFK ZKHQ VKH ZDV DSSRLQWHG DVVRFLDWH FRQIHUHQFH PLQLVWHU RI WKH 0LFKLJDQ &RQIHUHQFH RI WKH UCC,   serving   all   of   Northern   0LFKLJDQDQGWKH8SSHU3HQLQVXOD ,QVKHZDVDSSRLQWHGFRQIHU-­ HQFH PLQLVWHU E\ WKH 0LQQHVRWD &RQIHUHQFH RYHUVHHLQJ DOO RI WKH FKXUFKHV LQ WKH HQWLUH VWDWH 6KH ZDVWKHÂżUVWZRPDQWRVHUYHLQWKLV role   in   the   history   of   the   UCC.   In   5HY/H\VDWKZDVDZDUGHGDQ KRQRUDU\ GRFWRUDWH RI WKHRORJ\ DW (GHQ7KHRORJLFDO6HPLQDU\ ,Q  0XUGDOH ÂłUHWLUHG´ DQG VKH DQG (OZLQ PRYHG EDFN to   Rutland.   She   remained   a   vital   OHDGHU RI WKH FKXUFK XQWLO  RIIHULQJ UHJXODU FRQVXOWDWLRQ DQG DFWLQJ DV LQWHULP PLQLVWHU DW &DVWOHWRQ )HGHUDWHG &KXUFK )LUVW &RQJUHJDWLRQDO &KXUFK RI Wallingford,   and   Shrewsbury   &RQJUHJDWLRQDO &KXUFK ,Q  Murdale   and   Elwin   moved   to   Brandon  to  live  with  their  daughter   and  son-­in-­law,  Edward.   7R KHU &KXUFK 0XUGDOH ZDV NQRZQDVDVHHNHURIWUXWKDVRXUFH of  inspiration,  and  a  powerful  advo-­ FDWH WR DGYDQFH WKH EHOLHIV WKDW D VRFLHW\LVDOOLQFOXVLYH6KHZRUNHG tirelessly   to   ensure   that   women   DQG VDPHVH[ FRXSOHV EH WUHDWHG as   equals.   To   her   family,   Murdale   ZDV WKH NHHSHU RI IRONORUH WKH VWRU\WHOOHU DQG WKH URFN WKDW FRXOG DOZD\VEHFRXQWHGXSRQ She   is   survived   by   her   husband,   Elwin;Íž   sister,   Jean;Íž   son,   Albert;Íž   GDXJKWHU 'RURWK\ JUDQGFKLOGUHQ Terry,   John   and   Bertha;Íž   and   great-­ granddaughter,   June.   She   will   be   missed  by  all. $ PHPRULDO VHUYLFH ZDV KHOG DW *UDFH &RQJUHJDWLRQDO 8&& &KXUFK  &RXUW 6W 5XWODQG 9W 7KH VHUYLFH ZDV 7KXUVGD\ -DQ 17,   2013,   at   2   p.m.   followed   by   a   UHFHSWLRQ DW WKH IHOORZVKLS KDOO ,Q OLHXRIĂ&#x20AC;RZHUVWKHIDPLO\DVNVWKDW memorial  donations  be  made  to  the   /H\VDWK )XQG D VFKRODUVKLS HVWDE-­ lished  in  Rev.  Leysathâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  name  assist-­ LQJ ZRPHQ SXUVXLQJ WKHLU FDOOLQJ to  the  ministry.  A  memorial  should   EH VHQW WR 0LQQHVRWD &RQIHUHQFH 8&&  :HVW )UDQNOLQ $YH Suite  23,  Minneapolis,  MN  55404.       The   Tossing   Funeral   Home   in   5XWODQG LV LQ FKDUJH RI DUUDQJH-­ PHQWV¸

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Gladys Quesnel, 88, Middlebury MIDDLEBURY   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Gladys   J.   Âł&LG\´ 4XHVQHO  D OLIHORQJ Middlebury   resident,   died   Monday,   -DQXDU\   DW )OHWFKHU$OOHQ Health  Care,  Burlington. %RUQ LQ 0LGGOHEXU\ 0DUFK  1924,   she   was   the   daughter   of   the   late  Arthur   and   Dorothy   (Cartmell)   Murray. Âł&LG\´ ZDV D JUDGXDWH RI 0LGGOHEXU\ +LJK 6FKRRO FODVV RI 1942.  She  and  her  husband  Alphonse,   ZKR GLHG 6HSWHPEHU   owned   and   operated   Middlebury   6WDWH $LUSRUW DQG 'XVWDLU ,QF IRU over  40  years.     6KH HQMR\HG JDUGHQLQJ Ă&#x20AC;RZHUV and   animals.   In   earlier   years   she   HQMR\HGKXQWLQJDQGÂżVKLQJ Surviving   family   members   LQFOXGH WZR VRQV -RKQ$ 4XHVQHO and   his   wife   Kate   of   Middlebury   DQG -LP $ 4XHVQHO DQG KLV ZLIH Mary   of   Rutland   Town;Íž   one   sister,   0DULRQ / Âł%XQQ\´ %URFN RI (DVW 0LGGOHEXU\ WKUHH JUDQGFKLOGUHQ 0LFKHOOH 4XHVQHO .HYLQ 4XHVQHO DQG 5\DQ 4XHVQHO DQG ÂżYH JUHDW JUDQGFKLOGUHQ 7D\ORU 4XHVQHO 7UHQW 4XHVQHO 3DLJH 4XHVQHO 7UHYRU<RXQJDQG-DFRE<RXQJ Âł&LG\´ ZDV SUHGHFHDVHG E\ WZR sisters,   Shirley   Martin   and   Anne   Simpson. 3ULYDWHVHUYLFHVZLOOEHFRQGXFWHG DWWKHFRQYHQLHQFHRIWKHIDPLO\ The   family   suggests   that   memo-­ rial   donations   be   made   to   Addison  

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Frances Prickitt memorial service MIDDLEBURY   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   A   memorial   will   be   held   on   Sunday,   Jan.   20,   VHUYLFH IRU )UDQFHV < 3ULFNLWW RI beginning   at   1   p.m.   at   St.   Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   0LGGOHEXU\ ZKR GLHG 2FW   (SLVFRSDO&KXUFKLQ0LGGOHEXU\¸

Blanche Santaniello Celebration of Life Mass VERGENNES  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  A  Celebration  of   Saturday,  Jan.  26,  2013,  at  11  a.m. /LIH 0DVV IRU %ODQFKH 6DQWDQLHOOR $ JDWKHULQJ RI UHPHPEUDQFH ZKRGLHG'HFZLOOEHKHOG follows   at   the   home   of   Tom   and   DW6W3HWHUÂśV&KXUFKLQ9HUJHQQHVRQ &DURO6SHQFHU

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RAY  PINSON brothers,  Roger  P.  Pinson  and  Ronald   C.  Pinson,  both  of  Arvada,  Colo. +HZDVSUHGHFHDVHGE\KLVIDWKHU Edward   Robert   Pinson,   in   February   2004. 7KH PHPRULDO VHUYLFH Âł,Q Celebration  of  His  Lifeâ&#x20AC;?  was  held  on   Wednesday,  Jan.  16,  2013,  at  10  a.m.   DW WKH 0LOOHU  .HWFKDP )XQHUDO Home  in  Brandon. )ULHQGV PD\ FDOO DW WKH IXQHUDO home  on  Tuesday,  Jan.  15,  from  4-­7   p.m. Memorial   gifts   may   be   made   to   7KH)ROH\&DQFHU&HQWHU$OOHQ St.,  Rutland,  VT  05701.

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BRANDON   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Ray   Edward   Pinson,   52,   of   Brandon   died   Friday,   Jan.   11,   2013,   at   Rutland   Regional   0HGLFDO&HQWHU He   was   born   in   Denver,   Colo.,   on  Jan.  21,  1960.  He  was  the  son  of   Edward  and  Beulah  (Carver)  Pinson.   He   grew   up   in  Wheat   Ridge,   Colo.,   ZKHUH KH UHFHLYHG KLV HDUO\ HGXFD-­ tion.   He   graduated   from   Wheat   5LGJH+LJK6FKRROFODVVRI+H afterwards   graduated   from   Denver   Automotive   and   Diesel   College,   FODVVRI He   served   in   the   United   States   Army   for   two   years.   Following   his   KRQRUDEOH GLVFKDUJH KH PDUULHG -DQH 0LOOV RQ -XO\   LQ Middlebury. They   made   their   home   in   &DQWHUEXU\&RQQZKHUHKHZRUNHG DVDQDXWRPRELOHPHFKDQLF+HODWHU served   in   the   Air   National   Guard   as   well.   They   moved   to   Brandon   in    +H ZRUNHG DW )RVWHU 0RWRUV in  Middlebury  and  later  taught  auto-­ PRELOH PHFKDQLFV DW WKH +DQQDIRUG Center   in   Middlebury   for   many   \HDUV +H KDG DOVR ZRUNHG DV WKH VHUYLFH PDQDJHU DW +HQG\ %URWKHUV LQ 0LGGOHEXU\ +H WDXJKW PHFKDQ-­ LFV DW WKH (DVW 3URYLGHQFH 5, 9RFDWLRQDO &HQWHU IRU WZR \HDUV EHIRUHEHLQJIRUFHGWRUHWLUHGXHWR illness,  in  2010. He  was  a  member  of  the  Brandon-­ Forest  Dale  Lions  Club  and  belonged   WR %UDQGRQ $PHULFDQ /HJLRQ 3RVW 55.   His   relatives   say   in   addition   to   KLVIDPLO\KLVSDVVLRQZDVFDUUHVWR-­ UDWLRQ +H HQMR\HG ODQGVFDSLQJ DQG gardening. Surviving  are  his  wife,  Jane  (Mills)   Pinson,  and  two  daughters,  Danielle   J.  Pinson  and  Kaylee  A.  Pinson,  all  of   Brandon;Íž  his  mother,  Beulah  Pinson   of   Wheat   Ridge,   Colo.;Íž   and   two  

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FERRISBURGH   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Judith   (Judi)   N.   Wilson,   72,   passed   away   Saturday,  Jan.  12,  2013,  in  her  Mile   Point  home.  The  wife  of  William  B.   (Bill)   Wilson   for   53   years,   she   was   born  May  15,  1940,  the  daughter  of   Hugh   and   Helen   Noles   of   Sarasota,   Fla.   -XGL ÂżUVW PHW %LOO ZKHQ ZRUNLQJ as   a   summer   employee   at   the   Basin   Harbor  Club  in  1959.  Bill  was  visit-­ ing  his  mother  at  their  nearby  summer   home  on  Mile  Point  and  it  was  love   DW ÂżUVW VLJKW 7KH FRXSOH PDUULHG on   New   Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Eve   the   same   year   then  began  their  treasured  family  of   four   sons   whom   she   loved   a   heart-­ ful:   William   H.   Wilson   of   Clinton,   N.J.;Íž  Kelly  Wilson,  Charlotte,  N.C.;Íž   .XUW:LOVRQ$LNHQ6&DQG&DUWHU Wilson  of  Easton,  Pa.   Judi   interspersed   her   role   as   a   PRWKHURIDTXDUWHWRILQFUHGLEO\EXV\ ER\VZLWKZRUNDVDPDQDJHUDWKHU KXVEDQGÂśV SODVWLF LQMHFWLRQ PROGLQJ FRPSDQ\ 0RQWURVH 0ROGHUV 6RXWK 3ODLQÂżHOG1-,QKHUVSDUHWLPHVKH YROXQWHHUHGDVDVFKRROVHFUHWDU\DQG PRWKHUHGIDUPRUHFKLOGUHQWKDQMXVW her  own  four  boys.   7KRVH ZKR NQHZ KHU VDLG VKH was   a   beloved   member   of   an   ever-­ H[SDQGLQJIDPLO\ZHOFRPLQJHYHU\-­ one  into  her  life.  No  one  ever  left  her   KRPHZLWKRXWDKXJHKXJGHOLFLRXV PHDODQGJUHDWWLPHHVSHFLDOO\ZKHQ WKH\UHVLGHGRQ/DNH&KDPSODLQ Judi   is   survived   by   her   husband,   Bill:   four   sons   and   their   wives;Íž   17   JUDQGFKLOGUHQ  JUHDWJUDQGFKLOG

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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

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  drenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  librarian  Sarah  Lawton  for  stories,  rhymes   Ugandan  Way!â&#x20AC;?  presented  by  visiting  artist  Samuel   this   year   set   in   the   Sudan.   Local   drummers   will   and  songs  that  help  young  children  develop  early   Bakkabulindi.   play  lively  African  rhythms.  Bring  a  soup  to  share.   OLWHUDF\ VNLOOV 'URS LQ (YHU\ 7KXUVGD\ -DQ  Exhibit   opening   reception   in   Middlebury.   Friday,   Info:  453-­3755.   through  Feb.  14.   Jan.   18,   5-­7   p.m.,   Vermont   Folklife   Center.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Middlebury   Does   the   Mathâ&#x20AC;?   presentation   on   Celebrating  the  opening  of  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Labor  of  Love,â&#x20AC;?  created   divestment  at  Middlebury  College.  Sunday,  Jan.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;After  the  Electionsâ&#x20AC;?  presentation  in  Middlebury.   7KXUVGD\-DQSP1DWLRQDO%DQN by  Vermont  Works  for  Women  in  collaboration  with   SP0HDG&KDSHO%LOO0F.LEEHQMRLQHG of   Middlebury   Community   Room.   Professor   Eric   the  VFC.  The  exhibit  recognizes  Vermont  women   via  video  by  Desmond  Tutu,  Van  Jones  and  Naomi   'DYLVJLYHVDQLQVLJKWIXOORRNDWWKHFRQVHTXHQFHV who  are  passionate  about  their  work,  are  an  exam-­ Klein,   discusses   climate   change   and   the   idea   of   RI WKH  JHQHUDO HOHFWLRQ IRFXVLQJ RQ WKH ple  to  others,  and  who  exemplify  excellence  in  their   the  college,  among  hundreds  of  others,  divesting   agendas   of   President   Obama   and   Gov.   Shumlin.   ÂżHOG([KLELWUXQVWKURXJK-DQ,QIR its   portfolio   of   fossil   fuel   companies.   Doors   open   5693WR or  www.vermontfolklifecenter.org.   at  7:30  for  college  students,  staff  and  faculty;  7:45   Gallery  talk  in  Middlebury.7KXUVGD\-DQ â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Method   Gunâ&#x20AC;? 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  on   stage   in   Middlebury.   -DQSP0HPRULDO6SRUWV&HQWHU 7KXUVGD\-DQSP7RZQ+DOO7KHDWHU go.middlebury.edu/arts.   Sondheim   and   Lapineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   musical   retelling   of   the   DJ   Skate   Night   in   Middlebury.   Friday,   Jan.   18,   Martin   Luther   King   Jr.   celebration   concert   at   Middlebury   College. 0RQGD\ -DQ   Grimm   classics,   in   which   a   parade   of   familiar   8-­10   p.m.,   Memorial   Sports   Center.   Friends   of   p.m.,  Mead  Chapel.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let  Freedom  Ring,â&#x20AC;?  the  15th   IRONWDOHÂżJXUHVÂżQGWKHLUZD\LQWRWKHZRRGVDQG Middlebury   Hockey   and   Addison   Central   Teens   annual   celebration   featuring   the   collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Martin   try   to   get   home   before   dark.   A   co-­production   of   co-­sponsor   a   night   of   roller-­rink-­style   ice   skating.   Luther   King   Spiritual   Choir,   François   Clemmons,   the   Middlebury   College   Music   Department   and   Skate  rentals  available.  Adults  $5,  students  $3.  All   Middlebury   College   student   dancers   and   actors   7RZQ+DOO7KHDWHU7LFNHWVDYDLODEOHDW ages  and  abilities  welcome.   and   other   guest   artists.   Free.   Info:   www.middle-­ 443-­MIDD  or  go.middlebury.edu/tickets.  Also  Jan.   EXU\HGXDUWVRU  Orchestral   concert   at   Middlebury   College.   7KXUVGD\-DQSP0DKDQH\&HQWHU Zumba   for   middle-­school   girls   at   for   the   Arts.   The   Middlebury   College   Orchestra,   Middlebury   College.   Saturday,   Jan.   under   Andrew   Massey,   gives   its   fourth   annual   Public   skating   in   Middlebury.   19,   10   a.m.-­noon,   Chellis   House.   The   J-­term   Beethoven   performance,   featuring   the   7XHVGD\ -DQ   DP Middlebury   College   Sister-­to-­Sister   Program   is   2YHUWXUH/HRQRUHQRDQGWKH)RXUWK6\PSKRQ\ Memorial  Sports  Center.   holding  a  Zumba  class  for  all  area  girls  in  middle   )UHH,QIRZZZPLGGOHEXU\HGXDUWVRU school.   Casual   clothing.   RSVP   to   sistertosis-­ Figure   skating   in   Middlebury. 7XHVGD\ -DQ  10:45  a.m.-­noon,  Memorial  Sports  Center.   ter@middlebury.edu.   Info:   443-­5937   or   khanta@ Adult  stick  &  puck  hockey  in  Middlebury.  Tuesday,   middlebury.edu.   -DQQRRQSP0HPRULDO6SRUWV&HQWHU Free   movies   in   Vergennes.   Saturday,   Jan.   19,   11   Lunchtime   public   skating   in   DP SP 9HUJHQQHV 8QLRQ +LJK 6FKRRO DXGL-­ U.S.  Postal  Service  public  meeting  in  Salisbury.   Middlebury. )ULGD\ -DQ  QRRQ 7XHVGD\-DQSP6DOLVEXU\)UHH3XEOLF torium.   Family   movie   day   featuring   an   hour   of   p.m.,  Memorial  Sports  Center.   Library.  A  meeting  to  discuss  changes  in  the  hours   preschool  cartoon  classics  followed  by  the  feature   DQGRUOHYHOVRIVHUYLFHDWWKH6DOLVEXU\SRVWRIÂżFH VFW  spaghetti  supper  in  Middlebury.  Friday,  Jan.   ÂżOP Âł2YHU WKH +HGJH´ 5HIUHVKPHQWV IRU VDOH SP0LGGOHEXU\9):([FKDQJH6W Candlelight  vigil  for  the  homeless  in  Vergennes.   Sponsored  by  Evergreen  Preschool.   Dinner  includes  spaghetti  and  meatballs  (vegetar-­ 7XHVGD\ -DQ   SP 9HUJHQQHV &LW\ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maria   Stuardaâ&#x20AC;?   live   opera   broadcast   in   LDQ DYDLODEOH  VDODG DQG GHVVHUW 7DNHRXW DQG Park.   The   Vergennes   United   Methodist   Church   Middlebury.  Saturday,  Jan.  19,  1-­4:15  p.m.,  Town   FDOODKHDG RUGHUV DYDLODEOH  &RVW  sponsors  this  vigil.  All  are  welcome.  Prayers  for  the   Hall  Theater.   Joyce   DiDonato   plays   Mary,   Queen   per  person.   homeless,  stories  and  song.  Bring  canned  goods   of   Scots,   in   a   triumphant   performance   in   this   for   the   Vergennes   Food   Shelf.   Refreshments   to   Standup   Comedy   Revue   in   Bristol.   Friday,   Jan.   Metropolitan   Opera   production,   broadcast   live.   SP+ROOH\+DOO%ULVWROÂśVÂżUVWHYHU follow  at  the  church.   7LFNHWVVWXGHQWVDYDLODEOHDWWKH7+7ER[ stand-­up   comedy   event,   featuring   Tony   Bates,   Milk   &   Honey   Quiltersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   Guild   meeting   in   RIÂżFHRUZZZWRZQKDOOWKHDWHURUJ Nathan   Hartswick,   Natalie   Miller,   Josh   Starr   and   Middlebury. 7XHVGD\ -DQ   SP Addison   County   Croki-­Nut   Day   in   New   Haven.   Kevin  Byer.  Doors  open  at  7.  Cost  $7  at  the  door.   American  Legion.  Trunk  show  and  presentation  by   Saturday,   Jan.   19,   1-­7:30   p.m.,   Lincoln   Peak   3URFHHGV WR EHQHÂżW WKH %ULVWRO 5HF 'HSDUWPHQW DFFRPSOLVKHG5XWODQGDUHDTXLOWHUV.D\%HUTXLVW Vineyard.   Friendly   competition   of   crokinole   and   pitchnut,  open  to  all,  even  if  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  never  played.   Entry   fee:   $5   per   person   in   advance,   $8   at   the   door.   Email   benhaminmeader@gmail.com   or   saramichaela@gmail.com   to   register.   Limited   space.  This  event  is  not  organized  or  produced  by   Lincoln  Peak.   Classic   Country   Band   in   Vergennes.   Saturday,   -DQ   SP 9HUJHQQHV $PHULFDQ /HJLRQ Dance   to   all   the   old   country   songs   performed   by   this  six-­piece  band.  Food  available,  no  cover.  Info:    Soup   Fest   in   Hancock. 6DWXUGD\ -DQ   p.m.,   Hancock   Town   Hall.   Homemade   soups,   stews,  chowders  and  chilies,  and  make-­your-­own   VXQGDHV 7R EHQHÂżW WKH &RPPXQLW\ &KXUFK RI Hancock  and  Granville.   Âł, +HOSHG %XLOG D +RPH LQ +DLWL´ EHQHÂżW VXSSHU in   Middlebury.   Saturday,   Jan.   19,   5:30-­7   p.m.,   0LGGOHEXU\ &RQJUHJDWLRQDO &KXUFK $ EHQHÂżW WR purchase   building   supplies   for   a   February   church   mission   trip   to   Haiti.  Traditional   Haitian   meal   with   millet   bread   soup   and   spiced   BBQ   pork.   Tickets    SHU SHUVRQ  SHU FRXSOH DYDLODEOH DW WKH Middlebury  Inn.  Info:  349-­7074.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Skate   with   the   Panthersâ&#x20AC;?   event   at   Middlebury   College. 6DWXUGD\ -DQ   SP .HQ\RQ Arena.   Skating   begins   following   the   4   p.m.   game   against   Bowdoin.   Team   photos   provided.   This   event  is  sponsored  by  Friends  of  Panther  Hockey.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Method   Gunâ&#x20AC;?   on   stage   at   Middlebury   College.   Saturday,   Jan.   19,   8-­10   p.m.,   Mahaney   Center   for   the   Arts.   A   daring   play   by   the   Rude   Mechs,   an   ensemble-­based   theater   company   out   of   Austin,   Texas,   based   on   the   work   of   theater   guru   Stella   Burden,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;A   Streetcar   Named   Desire,â&#x20AC;?   and   a   high-­risk   creative   process.   Strong   content   FIGHT  CABIN  FEVERDWWKHÂżUVWHYHU$GGLVRQ&RXQW\&URNL1XW'D\DW/LQFROQ3HDN9LQH-­ and   some   nudity;   geared   for   adult   audiences   yard  on  Saturday,  Jan.  19,  at  1  p.m.  New  and  experienced  players  are  invited  to  take  part  in   RQO\ 7LFNHWV  ,QIR  RU KWWS tournament-­style  play  of  two  traditional  Canadian  games,  Crokinole  and  Pitchnut. go.middlebury.edu/arts.  

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3:30-­4:30   p.m.,   Ilsley   Library.   Drop-­in   club   for   fantasy   fans   in   grades   4-­6   to   talk   about   magical   and   mysterious   reads.   Last   Thursday   of   every   month.   1(5 9HUPRQW 5HDGLQJ 6HULHV LQ 0LGGOHEXU\   Thursday,   Jan.   31,   7-­8:30   p.m.,   Carolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Hungry   Mind   Cafe.   The   New   England   Review   welcomes   writers   Eileen   Brunetto,   Jon   Mathewson,   Julia   Shipley  and  Jacob  White,  who  will  read  from  their   work.  

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L IV E M U S I C Max   Godfrey   &   Elias   Alexander   in   Middlebury.   Friday,  Jan.  18,  9-­11  p.m.,  51  Main.   Stoop   Kid   in   Middlebury.   Saturday,   Jan.   19,   9-­11   p.m.,  51  Main.   The   Horse   Traders   in   Middlebury.   Saturday,   Jan.   19,  9  p.m.-­midnight,  Two  Brothers  Tavern.   6WDUOLQH5K\WKP%R\VLQ0LGGOHEXU\  Friday,  Jan.   25,  6-­8  p.m.,  Two  Brothers  Tavern.   Kloptoscope   in   Middlebury.   Friday,   Jan.   25,   10   p.m.-­midnight,  Two  Brothers  Tavern.   Moonschein  in  Middlebury.  Saturday,  Jan.  26,  7-­9   p.m.,  Two  Brothers  Tavern.   Toast   in   Middlebury.   Saturday,   Jan.   26,   10   p.m.-­ midnight,  Two  Brothers  Tavern.  

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dence  François  Clemmons,  and  student  dancers  and  actors  gather  on  Monday,  Jan.  21,  at   0HDG0HPRULDO&KDSHOIRUWKHWKDQQXDOWULEXWHWR.LQJÂśVOHJDF\ Ages  16  and  up  (mature  themes).  Info:  453-­5885.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Into   the   Woodsâ&#x20AC;?   and   post-­show   talk   in   Middlebury.  Friday,  Jan.  25,  8-­10  p.m.,  Town  Hall   Theater.  Sondheim  and  Lapineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  musical  retelling   of  the  Grimm  classics,  in  which  a  parade  of  famil-­ LDU IRONWDOH ÂżJXUHV ÂżQG WKHLU ZD\ LQWR WKH ZRRGV and  try  to  get  home  before  dark.  A  co-­production   of  the  Middlebury  College  Music  Department  and   Town   Hall  Theater.  Tickets   $12/10/6,   available   at   443-­MIDD  or  go.middlebury.edu/tickets.  Also  Jan.   26   and   27.   Followed   by   a   free   post-­show   talk   by   director   Douglas   Anderson:   â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Happily   Ever   Afterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   Is   Unsustainable:   Sondheim   and   the   American   Musical  After  â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Into  the  Woods.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?   Dance   premiere   at   Middlebury   College.   Friday,   Jan.  25,  8-­10  p.m.,  Mahaney  Center  for  the  Arts.   The   Dance   Company   of   Middlebury   premieres   its   newest   work,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Simply   Light,â&#x20AC;?   celebrating   the   companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   30th   anniversary   with   dance   artists   from   the   past,   present   and   future.   The   company   will  then  take  the  show  on  tour.  Tickets  $12/10/6.   Info:   443-­6433   or   http://go.middlebury.edu/arts.   Also  on  Jan.  26.  

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come   to   Your   Sensesâ&#x20AC;?   workshop   in  Middlebury.  Saturday,  Jan.  26,  9:30   a.m.-­12:30  p.m.,  MVAA  meeting  room.  The   ÂżUVWLQDWZRSDUWVHULHVWRKHOS\RXGHYHORS\RXU LQQDWHDELOLWLHV3UDFWLFHSHUFHLYLQJHQHUJ\ÂżHOGV looking  inside  the  body  and  more.  Includes  remote   viewing   in   a   health   care   context.   Part   2:   Feb.   2.   Admission  by  donation.  Pre-­register  at  www.feel-­ ingmuchbetter.org  or  802-­324-­9149.   Free  community  luncheon  in  Shoreham.  Saturday,   Jan.   26,   11:30   a.m.-­1:30   p.m.,   Shoreham   Congregational  Church.  Homemade  soups,  fresh   bread   and   desserts.   Home   cooking   without   the   effort.   Please   bring   non-­perishable   goods   for   the   food  pantry.   Green  Mountain  Club  annual  meeting  and  potluck   in  Middlebury.  Saturday,  Jan.  26,  5-­8  p.m.,  First   Congregational  Church  of  Middlebury.  The  Bread   Loaf  section  holds  its  annual  meeting.  Bring  a  dish   for  the  potluck  and  your  own  place  setting.  Social   hour  5  p.m.,  dinner  at  5:30,  followed  by  business   meeting  and  program.  RSVP:  388-­6289.  Open  to   the  public.   PTO   Beach   Party   in   Ferrisburgh.   Saturday,   Jan.   26,   6-­8   p.m.,   Ferrisburgh   Central   School.   Admission:  $5  per  family.   Contra   dance   in   Middlebury.   Saturday,   Jan.   26,   7:30-­9:30   p.m.,   Middlebury   Municipal   Gym.   The   Quinn   family   invites   people   of   all   ages   and   abili-­ ties   to   this   contra   dance.   Soft-­soled   non-­street   shoes  required.  No  partner  or  experience  neces-­ sary.  All  dances  will  be  taught.  Sponsored  by  the   Middlebury  Rec  Department.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Into   the   Woodsâ&#x20AC;?   on   stage   in   Middlebury.   Saturday,  Jan.  26,  8-­10  p.m.,  Town  Hall  Theater.   Sondheim   and   Lapineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   musical   retelling   of   the   Grimm   classics,   in   which   a   parade   of   familiar   IRONWDOHÂżJXUHVÂżQGWKHLUZD\LQWRWKHZRRGVDQG try   to   get   home   before   dark.   A   co-­production   of   the   Middlebury   College   Music   Department   and   Town  Hall  Theater.  Tickets  $12/10/6,  available  at   443-­MIDD  or  go.middlebury.edu/tickets.  Also  Jan.   27.   Dance  premiere  at  Middlebury  College.  Saturday,   Jan.  26,  8-­10  p.m.,  Mahaney  Center  for  the  Arts.   The   Dance   Company   of   Middlebury   premieres   its   newest   work,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Simply   Light,â&#x20AC;?   celebrating   the   companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   30th   anniversary   with   dance   artists   from   the   past,   present   and   future.   The   company   will  then  take  the  show  on  tour.  Tickets  $12/10/6.   Info:   443-­6433   or   http://go.middlebury.edu/arts.   Also  on  Jan.  26.   -DPLH 0DVHÂżHOG DQG 6FRWW 5LWFKLH LQ FRQFHUW LQ Bristol.   Saturday,   Jan.   26,   8-­10   p.m.,   Walkover   &RQFHUW5RRP0DQGROLQLVW-DPLH0DVHÂżHOGSOD\V ZLWK XSULJKW EDVVLVW 6FRWW 5LWFKLH 7KH ÂżUVW LQ D four-­concert   series   titled   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Originals,â&#x20AC;?   celebrating   local  musicians  (from  Lincoln,  Bristol,  Starksboro,   Monkton  and  Vergennes)  who  are  known  nation-­ ally  and  internationally  for  their  work.  Tickets  $15   in  advance,  $20  at  the  door,  available  at  453-­3188,   ext.  2,  or  walkover@mac.com.  

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27

SUNDAY

Last-­Sunday-­of-­the-­month   break-­ fast   in   Vergennes.   Sunday,   Jan.   27,   7:30-­10   a.m.,   Dorchester   Lodge,   School   Street.  The  Dorchester  Lodge  F&AM  will  serve  all-­ you-­can-­eat  pancakes,  French  toast,  eggs,  and  all   WKHÂż[LQJVSOXVMXLFHDQGFRIIHH â&#x20AC;&#x153;Facing  Islamophobiaâ&#x20AC;?  workshop  in  Middlebury.   Sunday,   Jan.   27,   noon-­2:30   p.m.,   Champlain   Valley   Unitarian   Universalist   Society,   2   Duane   Court.  The  Rev.  Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ellen  Kennedy  leads  this  work-­ shop,  which  includes  a  presentation  on  the  basics   of   Islam,   a   small   group   discussion,   snacks   of   food  from  Islamic  cultures  and  a  panel  of  Muslim   spokespeople.  Info:  388-­8080.   Public  skating  in  Middlebury.  Sunday,  Jan.  27,  2-­3   p.m.,  Memorial  Sports  Center.   Caitlin  Canty  in  concert  in  Brandon.  Sunday,  Jan.   27,   6-­8   p.m.,   Brandon   Music.   Canty,   a   Vermont  

native   living   in   NYC,   is   a   singer/songwriter   with   folk-­pop  roots  and  a  Western  tone.  General  admis-­ sion   $15;   reservations   encouraged   at   802-­465-­ 4071  or  info@brandon-­music.net.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Into  the  Woodsâ&#x20AC;?  on  stage  in  Middlebury.  Sunday,   Jan.  27,  8-­10  p.m.,  Town  Hall  Theater.  Sondheim   and  Lapineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  musical  retelling  of  the  Grimm  clas-­ VLFVLQZKLFKDSDUDGHRIIDPLOLDUIRONWDOHÂżJXUHV ÂżQGWKHLUZD\LQWRWKHZRRGVDQGWU\WRJHWKRPH before   dark.   A   co-­production   of   the   Middlebury   College  Music  Department  and  Town  Hall  Theater.   Tickets   $12/10/6,   available   at   443-­MIDD   or   go.middlebury.edu/tickets.  

Jan

28

MONDAY

Early   Literacy   Story   Time   in   Middlebury.   Monday,   Jan.   28,   10:30-­ 11:15   a.m.,   Ilsley   Library.   Join   childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   librarian   Sarah   Lawton   for   stories,   rhymes   and   songs   that   help   young   children   develop   early   literacy   skills.   Drop   in.   Every   Thursday,   Jan.   21   through  Feb.  14.   Tai  Chi  for  Seniors  class  in  Middlebury.  Monday,   -DQSP0LGGOHEXU\)LWQHVV7KHÂżUVWLQ a  series  of  winter  tai  chi  classes  meeting  Mondays   and   Wednesdays   through   March   20.   Sponsored   by   CVAA,   these   free   classes   can   help   improve   EDODQFHĂ&#x20AC;H[LELOLW\DQGPXVFOHVWUHQJWKLQVHQLRUV Register  at  1-­800-­642-­5119  or  visit  www.cvaa.org.   Addison   County   Democratic   Committee   meet-­ ing  in  Middlebury.  Monday,  Jan.  28,  7-­8:30  p.m.,   Ilsley  Library.  

Jan

29

TUESDAY

Public   skating   in   Middlebury.   Tuesday,   Jan.   29,   9-­10:30   a.m.,   Memorial  Sports  Center.   Figure   skating   in   Middlebury.   Tuesday,   Jan.   29,   10:45  a.m.-­noon,  Memorial  Sports  Center.   Adult  stick  &  puck  hockey  in  Middlebury.  Tuesday,   Jan.  29,  noon-­1  p.m.,  Memorial  Sports  Center.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  Threepenny  Operaâ&#x20AC;?  auditions  in  Middlebury.   Tuesday,   Jan.   29,   7-­9   p.m.,   Town   Hall   Theater.   A   second   round   of   auditions   for   Middlebury   Community   Playersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   April   production   of   Bertolt   Brecht  and  Kurt  Weillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  Threepenny  Opera.â&#x20AC;?   Fourteen   roles   still   to   be   cast,   singing   and   non-­ singing.  All  ages  and  experience  levels  welcome   to   try   out.   Info:   bmatthia@middlebury.edu   or   373-­2556.   Palliative  care  talk  in  Middlebury.  Tuesday,  Jan.  29,   7-­9  p.m.,  Champlain  Valley  Unitarian  Universalist   Society.  Dr.  Ira  Byock,  director  of  palliative  medi-­ cine   at   Dartmouth-­Hitchcock   Medical   Center,   will   give   a   community   presentation   on   hospice   and   palliative  care.  Info:  388-­4738  or  lborden@porter-­ medical.org.  

Jan

30

WEDNESDAY

Toddler  TaeKwon  Do  in  Middlebury.   Wednesday,  Jan.  30,  10:15-­11:30  a.m.,   Ilsley   Library.   Instructor   Kellie   Thomas   leads   a   playful   introduction   to   an   ancient   martial   art.   Toddlers   and   preschoolers   will   learn   basic   movements   to   help   improve   their   balance,   focus   and   coordination.   Drop   in.   Info:   388-­4097.   Wednesdays  through  Feb.  13.   /HJR5RERWV7DOHQW6KRZDW0LGGOHEXU\&ROOHJH   Wednesday,   Jan.   30,   2-­5   p.m.,   Great   Hall,   McCardell   Bicentennial   Hall.   Students   from   the   /HJR 5RERWV FODVV VKRZ RII WKHLU ÂżQDO SURMHFWV Come   see   the   interactive   and   fun   exhibits   and   meet  the  students  who  built  them.   Youth  media  lab  in  Middlebury.  Wednesday,  Jan.   30,  3:30-­4:30  p.m.,  Ilsley  Library.  Kids  in  grades  3   DQGXSDUHLQYLWHGWRMRLQOLEUDU\DQG0&79VWDII to  make  movies  and  learn  about  technology  using   MCTVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   state-­of-­the-­art   media   stations.   Every   Wednesday.   Space   is   limited;   pre-­register   at   the   childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  desk,  by  calling  388-­4097,  or  by  email-­ ing  sarah.lawton@ilsleypubliclibrary.org.   &ODVVLFDOMD]] Ă&#x20AC;XWH DQG SLDQR FRQFHUW LQ Middlebury.  Wednesday,  Jan.  30,  7:30-­9:30  p.m.,   Town   Hall   Theater.   Middlebury   musicians   Cathy   2WW RQ Ă&#x20AC;XWH DQG 7LP *XLOHV RQ SLDQR MRLQ IRUFHV with   Peter   Williams,   bass,   and   Craig   Benson,   drums,  for  a  concert  exploring  the  intersection  of   MD]]DQGFODVVLFDOPXVLF7LFNHWVDYDLODEOHDW WKH7+7ER[RIÂżFHRUZZZWRZQKDOOWKH-­ ater.org.  

Jan

31

THURSDAY

Public   skating   in   Middlebury.   Thursday,   Jan.   31,   9-­10:30   a.m.,   Memorial  Sports  Center.   Early  Literacy  Story  Time  in  Middlebury.  Thursday,   Jan.  31,  10:30-­11:15  a.m.,  Ilsley  Library.  Join  chil-­ drenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  librarian  Sarah  Lawton  for  stories,  rhymes   and   songs   that   help   young   children   develop   early   literacy   skills.   Drop   in.   Every   Monday   and   Thursday  through  Feb.  14.   0\VWHULRXV +RJZDUWV 5HDGLQJ 6RFLHW\ PHHW-­ ing   for   kids   in   Middlebury.   Thursday,   Jan.   31,  

By   category:   Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   Markets,   Sports,   Clubs   &   2UJDQL]DWLRQV *RYHUQPHQW  3ROLWLFV %LQJR Fund-­Raising   Sales,   Dance,   Music,   Arts   &   Education,  Health  &  Parenting,  Meals,  Art  Exhibits   &  Museums,  Library  Programs. )$50(56Âś0$5.(76 Middlebury   Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   Market.   Winter   market   at   Mary   Hogan   Elementary   School   every   Saturday   in   November,   December,   March   and   April,   9:30   a.m.-­1   p.m.   No   market   in   January   or   February.   Local   produce,   meats,   cheese   and   eggs,   baked   JRRGVMDPVSUHSDUHGIRRGVDQGFUDIWV(%7DQG debit   cards   welcome.   Info:   989-­6012   or   www. MiddleburyFarmersMarket.org. 632576 Co-­ed   volleyball   in   Middlebury.   Pick-­up   games   Monday,   7-­9   p.m.,   Middlebury   Municipal   Gym.   Jack   Brown,   388-­2502;   Bruce   at   Middlebury   Recreation  Department,  388-­8103. &/8%6 25*$1,=$7,216 ACT  (Addison  Central  Teens).  Drop-­in  hours  during   the  school  years:  Monday,  Tuesday,  Thursday,  3-­6   p.m.;   Wednesday   and   Friday,   3-­7   p.m.   94   Main   6W 0LGGOHEXU\7RZQ 2IÂżFH EXLOGLQJ  EHORZ UHF gym.   Teen   drop-­in   space   for   kids.   Hang   out   with   friends,   play   pool,   watch   movies,   and   eat   great   food.   Baking:   every   Thursday   from   3:30-­5   p.m.   Info:  388-­3910  or  www.addisonteens.com. Addison  County  Amateur  Radio  Association.  Sunday,   8  p.m.  On  the  air  on  club  repeater  147.36/147.96   0+]+]DFFHVVWRQH1RQPHPEHUVDQGYLVL-­ tors  welcome. Addison   County   Emergency   Planning   Committee.   Last   Wednesday,   5   p.m.   State   Police   Barracks.   Public  invited. Addison   County   Republican   Party.   Third   Friday,   7   p.m.,  Ilsley  Library,  Middlebury.  897-­2744. American  Legion  Auxiliary  Post  27.  Fourth  Monday,   7  p.m.  American  Legion,  Wilson  Road,  Middlebury. Addison   County   Council   Against   Domestic   and   Sexual   Violence.   Fourth   Tuesday,   noon-­1:30   p.m.   Addison   County   Courthouse   in   Middlebury.   388-­9180. Brandon  Lions  Club.  First  and  third  Tuesday,  7  p.m.,   Brandon  Senior  Center. %UDQGRQ 6HQLRU &LWL]HQ &HQWHU  )RUHVW 'DOH Road.  247-­3121. The   Hub   Teen   Center   and   Skatepark.   110   Airport   'ULYH %ULVWRO 2SHQ PLNH QLJKW ÂżUVW 7KXUVGD\ RI the  month,  5:30-­7:30  p.m.,  free  for  all  ages;  reserve   a   spot   at   thehub@gmavt.net.   Info:   453-­3678   or   www.bristolskatepark.com. LGBTQ   (Lesbian,   Gay,   Bisexual,   Transgender,   Queer).   Youth   support   group   meets   Monday   nights,   4-­6   p.m.,   Turningpoint   Center,   Marble   Works,  Middlebury.  Info:  388-­4249. Middlebury  Garden  Club.  Second  Tuesday.  Location   varies.  Barbara:  388-­8268. NEAT   (Northeast   Addison   Television)   Channel   16.   Fourth   Monday,   5-­7   p.m.   NEAT   studio   in   Bristol.   Bruce  Duncan,  bduncan@madriver.com. Neshobe   Sportsman   Club.   Second   Monday,   6   p.m.   potluck;  7  p.m.  meeting.  97  Frog  Hollow  Road  in   Brandon. Otter   Creek   Poets.   Open   poetry   workshop   held   Thursdays,   1-­3   p.m.   Ilsley   Library   in   Middlebury.   Poets  of  all  ages  are  invited  to  share  their  poetry   for  feedback,  encouragement  and  optional  weekly   assignments.  Bring  a  poem  or  two  to  share  (plus   20  copies).  Led  by  David  Weinstock.  Free. Orwell  Historical  Society.  Fourth  Tuesday,  7:30  p.m.   Orwell  Free  Library. PACT   (People   of   Addison   County   Together).   Third   7KXUVGD\DPSP9HUPRQWVWDWHRIÂżFH building   on   Exchange   St.   in   Middlebury,   Health   Department  conference  room.  989-­8141. Salisbury   Historical   Society.   First   Saturday,   9:30-­ 10:45  a.m.  Salisbury  Congregational  Church. Samaritanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Cupboard.   Assembly   of   God   Christian   Center,  1759  Route  7,  Vergennes.  Third  Thursday   through   October.   Come   share   ideas   and   craft   simple   items   for   Operation   Christmas   Child   shoeboxes.   Vergennes  Lions  Club.  First  and  third  Wednesday,  6   p.m.,  Vergennes  American  Legion.  Social  hour  at   6,   dinner   at   6:45   with   meeting   following.   Visitors   welcome.   Info:   (802)   870-­7070   or   membership@ vergenneslions.com. *29(510(17 32/,7,&6 Addison   Peace   Coalition.   Saturday,   10:30-­11   a.m.   Triangle  Park  in  Middlebury. &LWL]HQV IRU &RQVWLWXWLRQDO *RYHUQPHQW LQ %ULGSRUW Thursday,   7-­9   p.m.   Bridport   Community   School.   Learn   about   the   U.S.   and   Vermont   constitutions   and  how  to  defend  our  rights. Five-­Town  Area  Vigil  for  Peace.  Friday,  5-­5:30  p.m.   Bristol  green.  All   welcome   to   speak   out   for   world   peace. Vermont   Department   of   Motor   Vehicles   Mobile   Service   Van.   Second   and   fourth   Wednesdays,   8:30  a.m.-­4  p.m.;  Every  Thursday,  8:30  a.m.-­3:15   p.m.  Addison   County   Courthouse,   in   Middlebury.   The   van   offers   written   exams,   customer   service   and  road  tests.  828-­2000.

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PAGE  10A  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Addison  Independent,  Thursday,  January  17,  2013

New  Haven  man  cited  for  2nd  DUI Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  note:  As  a  result  of  a  recent   switch   in   computer   software   at   the   Middlebury   Police   Department,   the   weekly  crime  log  that  is  provided  elec-­ tronically  by  police  does  not  include   the  level  of  detail  to  which  our  read-­ ers   have   grown   accustomed   through   the   years.   The   Addison   Independent   is  working  with  Middlebury  police  to   ÂżQGDZD\WRUHVWRUHWKHFULPHORJWR its  previous  level  of  detail. MIDDLEBURY   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Middlebury   police  cited  Robert  A.  Martineit,  30,   of  New  Haven  for  driving  under  the   LQĂ&#x20AC;XHQFHVHFRQGRIIHQVHIROORZLQJ a  stop  on  Exchange  Street  on  Jan.  9. In  other  action  last  week,  Middle-­ bury  police: Â&#x2021; /RRNHGLQWRDUHSRUWRIDVXVSL-­ cious  person  in  Printers  Alley  on  Jan.   7. Â&#x2021; ,QYHVWLJDWHGDODUFHQ\FRPSODLQW in  the  Court  Street  area  on  Jan.  7. Â&#x2021; 5HVSRQGHGWRDIUDXGFRPSODLQW in  the  Court  Street  area  on  Jan.  7. Â&#x2021; 'HDOW ZLWK DQ XQVSHFLÂżHG DOFR-­ hol  offense  in  the  College  Street  area   RQ-DQ Â&#x2021; 7HQGHGWRDODQGORUGWHQDQWGLV-­ pute   at   a   Cross   Street   apartment   on   -DQ Â&#x2021; 6HUYHG D QRWUHVSDVV QRWLFH RQ -DQ  RQ D SHUVRQ ZKR ZDV QRW wanted  at  a  Mill  Street  address.

Just  say the  word

Police Log

Â&#x2021; 5HVSRQGHG WR DQ XQVSHFLÂżHG incident   at   Middlebury   Union   High   6FKRRORQ-DQ Â&#x2021; 7HQGHG WR DQ XQVSHFLÂżHG DOFR-­ hol  offense  on  Court  Street  on  Jan.  9. Â&#x2021; 5HVSRQGHGWRDGRPHVWLFGLVWXU-­ bance  report  at  a  Washington  Street   residence  on  Jan.  9. Â&#x2021; 5HFHLYHGDUHSRUWDERXWDVXVSL-­ FLRXV SHUVRQ LQ WKH 'HHUÂżHOG /DQH neighborhood  on  Jan.  9. Â&#x2021; 5HVSRQGHG WR DQRWKHU XQVSHFL-­ ÂżHGLQFLGHQWDW08+6RQ-DQ Â&#x2021; ,QYHVWLJDWHG D WKHIW FRPSODLQW on  North  Pleasant  Street  on  Jan.  10. Â&#x2021; 7HQGHG WR DQ XQVSHFLÂżHG MXYH-­ nile   problem   in   the   John   Graham   Court  area  on  Jan.  10. Â&#x2021; 5HVSRQGHGZLWKRWKHUHPHUJHQ-­ cy  services  providers,  to  an  accident   (with   injuries)   on   Court   Street   on   Jan.  10. Â&#x2021; ,QYHVWLJDWHGDUHSRUWRIDVXVSL-­ cious  person  on  Cross  Street  on  Jan.   10. Â&#x2021; &LWHG 6KDQH ( %RKDQQRQ  of   Middlebury   for   possession   of  

N.Y. man runs car off road twice in one day

BRIDPORT  CENTRAL  SCHOOL   third-­graders,  with  teacher  Peggy   Laro,  laugh  while  trying  to  pro-­ nounce  the  longest  word  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  1,909   letters  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  in  their  new  dictionaries.   The  dictionaries  were  donated   by  Dan  and  Linda  Tublitz,  repre-­ sentatives  of  Rotary  International   and  part-­time  Bridport  residents.   Right,  pictured  outside  the  school   are,  from  the  left,  BCS  Adminis-­ trative  Assistant  Linda  Barrett,   who  arranged  the  donation;Íž  Dan   Tublitz;Íž  BCS  Principal  Kathleen   Kilbourne;Íž  and  Linda  Tublitz.

Investigation  leads  to  felony  pot  count VERGENNES   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Vergennes   po-­ lice  on  Jan.  9  cited  a  20-­year-­old  city   resident  for  a  felony  count  of  selling   marijuana. Cited   was   Chelsea   Barrows   of   West   Street.   Police   said   the   citation   was  the  result  of  a  lengthy  investiga-­ tion.   In  other  action  between  Jan.  7  and   13,  Vergennes  police:   Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  UHFHLYHG D FDOO IURP the   Addison   Northwest   Supervi-­ VRU\8QLRQRIÂżFHWKDWDZRPDQKDG made   phone   threats   to   them.   Police   were   then   informed   she   was   on   the   way   to   Ferrisburgh   Central   School   and  backed  up  Vermont  State  Police   there;Íž  VSP  cited  the  woman  for  driv-­ LQJZLWKDVXVSHQGHGOLFHQVH2Q-DQ 11  police  were  told  she  was  driving   her  children  to  school  illegally  again,   and  informed  VSP. Â&#x2021; 2Q-DQUHFHLYHGDWLSDERXWLO-­ legal  drug  activity  in  the  area.   Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  DQG  KHOSHG 9HU-­ gennes   Union   High   School   person-­ nel   deal   with   studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   behavioral   and  academic  problems. Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  VHUYHG VXESRHQDV WR city  residents  on  behalf  of  the  stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   DWWRUQH\ÂśVRIÂżFH Â&#x2021; 2Q-DQORRNHGLQWRYDQGDOLVP â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  driving  across  a  lawn  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  on  Alden   Place.   Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  FDOPHG D PRWKHU daughter   dispute   at   a   West   Street   home.   Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  RQ EHKDOI RI 963 checked   out   a   report   of   gunshots  

Middlebury

marijuana,   following   an   investiga-­ tion  at  a  Cady  Road  location  on  Jan.   10. Â&#x2021; 'HDOW ZLWK DQ XQVSHFLÂżHG DOFR-­ hol   offense   in   the   Court   Street   area   on  Jan.  11. Â&#x2021; 7HQGHG WR DQ XQVSHFLÂżHG MXYH-­ nile   problem   in   the   John   Graham   Court  area  on  Jan.  11. Â&#x2021; 5HVSRQGHG WR D GLVRUGHUO\FRQ-­ duct   complaint   in   the   Court   Street   area  on  Jan.  11. Â&#x2021; &LWHG -HIIUH\ ) 0D\R  RI Bristol  for  simple  assault,  following   an  incident  at  a  Main  Street  location   on  Jan.  12. Â&#x2021; ,QYHVWLJDWHG D SXEOLF LQWR[LFD-­ tion  complaint  on  College  Street  on   Jan.  12. Â&#x2021; :HUH DVNHG WR UHVSRQG WR D â&#x20AC;&#x153;mental   health   issueâ&#x20AC;?   at   a   Cross   Street  residence  on  Jan.  12. Â&#x2021; 5HVSRQGHGWRDQXQVSHFLÂżHGDO-­ cohol   offense   in   the   Franklin   Street   area  on  Jan.  12. Â&#x2021; :HUH LQIRUPHG RI D VXVSLFLRXV person   in   the   North   Pleasant   Street   neighborhood  on  Jan.  13. Â&#x2021; :HUH DVNHG WR UHVSRQG WR D â&#x20AC;&#x153;mental   health   issueâ&#x20AC;?   at   a   Cross   Street  residence  on  Jan.  13. Â&#x2021; 7HQGHG WR D GLVRUGHUO\ FRQGXFW complaint  in  the  Porter  Drive  area  on   Jan.  13.

Vergennes Police Log

on   Fuller   Mountain   Road   in   Ferris-­ burgh,  but  found  nothing.   Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  VHQW WKH GHSDUWPHQW Drug   Recognition   Expert   to   help   VSP  at  its  New  Haven  barracks;Íž  the   DRE   determined   that   a   driver   was   XQGHUWKHLQĂ&#x20AC;XHQFH Â&#x2021; 2Q-DQDFFHSWHGDUHSRUWRI a   hit-­and-­run   car   accident   in   a   Fer-­ risburgh  church  parking  lot.   Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  UHVSRQGHG WR D FDOO of  a  suspicious  person  outside  a  First   Street  home;Íž  police  found  footprints.   Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  WLFNHWHG RQH RI WKH drivers   involved   in   a   minor   two-­car   accident  on  Main  Street.   Â&#x2021; 2Q-DQFDOPHGDPRWKHUVRQ dispute  at  a  Green  Street  residence.   Â&#x2021; 2Q-DQUHVSRQGHGWRDRQH car   accident   on   Route   7   in   Ferris-­ burgh  on  behalf  of  VSP.   Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  DFFHSWHG WKUHH WLSV about   illegal   drug   activity   in   Ver-­ gennes  and  Ferrisburgh.   Â&#x2021; 2Q-DQEDFNHGXS963DWD Monkton  domestic  situation  in  which   police  said  a  man  with  a  weapon  was   threatening   harm   to   himself   and   his   family.   Police   said   the   man   surren-­ dered  the  weapon  to  VSP.   Â&#x2021; 2Q-DQZHUHWROGWKHWLUHVRI a   car   parked   on   Victory   Street   had   been  punctured.  

Â&#x2021; 2Q-DQWZLFHUHVSRQGHGWR the   John   Graham   Shelter   to   help   personnel   there   deal   with   a   loud   and   argumentative   resident,   who   was  asked  to  leave  the  second  time.   Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  ZHQW WR D 0DLQ Street   apartment   because   its   oc-­ cupant  said  she  wanted  a  guest  re-­ moved,   but   learned   the   occupant   had  changed  her  mind.   Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  GLUHFWHG WUDIÂżF DURXQGDFDUÂżUHRQ5RXWHLQ)HU-­ risburgh.   Â&#x2021; 2Q-DQVHFXUHGDQXQORFNHG door  at  the  St.  Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Church  Par-­ ish  Hall.   Â&#x2021; 2Q-DQGHDOWZLWKDPLQRU two-­car  accident  on  Main  Street. Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  WROG D PDQ VTXDW-­ ting  in  an  empty  Main  Street  apart-­ ment  to  leave.   Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  WROG WKUHH 1RUWK-­ lands   Job   Corps   students   who   had   SXWXSDWHQWDQGOLWDFDPSÂżUHQHDU WKH 2WWHU &UHHN IDOOV WR SXOO XS stakes.   Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  FKHFNHG RXW D UH-­ port  of  gunshots  in  New  Haven  on   behalf  of  VSP,  but  found  nothing.   Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  KHOSHG WKH 9HU-­ JHQQHV3DQWRQ :DWHU 'LVWULFW ÂżQG a  line  break  on  Monkton  Road  and   GLUHFWHG WUDIÂżF ZKLOH LW ZDV UH-­ paired.   Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  DUUHVWHG -DSKHWK .HKRHRI:H\EULGJHRQDQRXW-­ standing   Rutland   County   warrant   and   lodged   him   at   the   Chittenden   County  Correctional  Center.  

$'',621 &2817< ² 7KXUV-­ day,   Jan.   10,   was   a   bad   night   for   a   23-­year-­old   man   from   Elizabeth-­ town,  N.Y.,  when  it  came  to  driving   on  Addison  County  roads. $WDIHZPLQXWHVDIWHUSPWKDW evening   Vermont   State   Police   re-­ sponded  to  a  one-­car  crash  on  Route    LQ &RUQZDOO 7URRSHU 7LPR-­ thy   Hanley   reported   that   the   driver,   Nickolas   Mahler,   told   him   that   he   swerved  to  miss  a  deer,  and,  in  doing   so,  drove  his  2011  Chevy  Impala  off   5RXWHDQGLQWRDVPDOOJURYHRI WUHHV7KHDFFLGHQWUHVXOWHGLQIURQW end   damage   to   the   vehicle,   but   no   one  was  injured. Less   than   three   hours   later,   at    SP 6HQLRU 7URRSHU -RVHSK Pregent   from   the   New   Haven   bar-­ racks   of   the   VSP   responded   to   an-­ other   one-­car   accident   in   which   the   GULYHU ZDV LGHQWLÂżHG DV \HDUROG Nickolas   Mahler   of   Elizabethtown,   1< 7KLV RQH RFFXUUHG RQ 5RXWH  north  of  Ferrisburgh  village. Pregent   reported   that   Mahler   was   driving   a   2011   Ford   Escape   south-­ bound  on  Route  7  when,  he  told  po-­ lice,  he  heard  a  pop,  after  which  he   ZDVQRWDEOHWRVWHHU7KH)RUGZHQW off  the  east  side  of  the  road  and  col-­ lided  with  a  mailbox  and  utility  pole.   Mahler,  who  was  wearing  a  seatbelt   at  the  time  of  the  crash,  was  not  in-­ jured.  Police  said  the  car  was  a  total   loss. Anyone   with   information   on   this   crash   is   encouraged   to   contact   the   963 DW  ,QIRUPDWLRQ can   also   be   submitted   anonymously   online   at   www.vtips.info   or   by   tex-­ ting   â&#x20AC;&#x153;CRIMESâ&#x20AC;?   (274637)   to   Key-­ ZRUG97,36 Meanwhile,  state  police  are  inves-­ tigating  a  number  of  burglary  reports   in  the  past  week  or  so. Â&#x2021; 2Q-DQD0RQNWRQ5RDGUHVL-­ dent   in   the   town   of   Monkton   told   police   that   she   had   left   her   home   for   approximately  one  hour  and  when  she   returned   she   found   someone   had   en-­ tered  the  place  and  stolen  various  items   of  jewelry,  loose  change  and  cash. Â&#x2021; 6HSDUDWHO\WKDWVDPHGD\963UH-­ ceived  a  report  of  a  burglary  at  a  Route   116  home  in  Bristol  where  the  perpe-­ trator   entered   through   the   back   door   and  stole  jewelry. Â&#x2021; 2Q-DQ963UHFHLYHGUHSRUWV of  two  residential  burglaries.  Someone   forced  entry  into  a  home  on  Richville   Road  in  Shoreham  and  stole  multiple   SLHFHVRIDQWLTXHDQGPRGHUQMHZHOU\ as  well  as  cash  and  change.  State  po-­ lice  are  asking  for  assistance  in  locat-­ LQJVHYHUDOVSHFLÂżFSLHFHVRIMHZHOU\ QDPHO\ D VLOYHU DQWLTXH ORFNHW ZLWK â&#x20AC;&#x153;DADâ&#x20AC;?  inscribed  on  the  front  in  gold  

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lettering.   Also,   a   home   on   Route   7   in   New   Haven   was   broken   into   via   the   back   door   and   jewelry   and   silver   were   re-­ ported  stolen.   Anyone  with  information  about  any   of   these   incidents   is   encouraged   to   contact  VSP. In  other  recent  activity,  VSP:   Â&#x2021; 2Q-DQDWSPVWRSSHGD vehicle  with  an  expired  registration  on   5RXWHLQ)HUULVEXUJK7KH\FLWHGWKH GULYHULGHQWLÂżHGDV-HIIUH\%6PLDOHN 23,  of  Burlington,  with  driving  with  a   criminally  suspended  license  and  with   providing   false   information   to   a   law   HQIRUFHPHQWRIÂżFHUDIWHUKHDOOHJHGO\ told   police   his   passenger   was   operat-­ ing  the  vehicle.   Â&#x2021; 2Q-DQDWSPUHFHLYHGD complaint  of  a  vehicle  that  had  struck   a   gas   pump   at   the   New   Haven   Jiffy   Mart   and   failed   to   stop   to   render   as-­ sistance.   Police   stopped   the   vehicle   DQG WKH GULYHU ZKR LGHQWLÂżHG KHUVHOI as  Rhonda  Hill,  40,  of  Rutland,  alleg-­ edly  admitted  to  colliding  with  the  gas   SXPS DQG GULYLQJ DZD\ 7KH WURRSHU cited   Hill   for   leaving   the   scene   of   an   accident. Â&#x2021; 2Q-DQDWSPVWRSSHGDPR-­ tor  vehicle  driven  by  Steven  Allen,  42,   of  Hinesburg  on  Route  116  in  Starks-­ ERUR7KHWURRSHUFLWHG$OOHQDQGKLV passenger,   46-­year-­old   Pamela   Fuller   of  Starksboro,  for  possession  of  mari-­ juana.   Allen   was   also   processed   for   VXVSLFLRQ RI GULYLQJ XQGHU WKH LQĂ&#x20AC;X-­ ence  of  drugs  but  was  not  charged  with   DUI  as  a  blood  test  is  pending. Â&#x2021; 2Q-DQDWSPUHVSRQGHG to  a  crash  on  Satterly  Road  in  Ferris-­ burgh,   where   police   said  Amanda   L.   Jerry,  27,  of  Ferrisburgh  lost  control  of   her  2003  Dodge  Neon  on  a  curve  dur-­ ing  an  episode  of  sleet  with  icy  condi-­ WLRQV7KH1HRQFROOLGHGZLWKDEULGJH damaging  both  sides  of  the  car;Íž  there   ZHUHQRLQMXULHV7KHWURRSHUVDLGSRRU road   conditions   were   a   contributing   factor   to   the   collision,   and   he   issued   Jerry  a  written  warning  for  speeding. Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  DW  SP UHVSRQG-­ ed   to   a   one-­car   accident   in   which   \HDUROG (O\VH .DXIIPDQ RI $G-­ dison   was   driving   a   Ford   Explorer   northbound  on  East  Street  in  Bridport,   lost   control   of   the   vehicle   and   went   off   the   east   side   of   the   road   striking   a   tree.   Kauffman   was   uninjured   and   the  vehicle  was  towed  from  the  scene   without  issue. Â&#x2021; 2Q-DQUHFHLYHGDUHSRUWWKDW

an   unknown   individual   operating   a   dark  red  Mitsubishi  Eclipse  on  Route   7  in  Ferrisburgh  went  through  a  snow   bank   and   struck   state   highway   signs   DVZHOODVDSULYDWHPDLOER[7KHYH-­ hicle   then   left   the   scene   and   has   not   been   located.  Anyone   with   informa-­ tion   regarding   an   Eclipse   with   re-­ cently   sustained   damage   is   asked   to   contact  VSP. Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  DW  DP DUUHVWHG 23-­year-­old  Joshua  Wells  of  Bridport   after  the  New  York  State  Police  con-­ tacted  VSP  with  information  that  they   suspected  Wells  had  stolen  a  vehicle   in  New  York  and  driven  it  to  Vermont.   VSP   said   that   they   found   Wells   in-­ deed  had  stolen  the  vehicle  and  driven   it  into  Vermont  with  a  criminally  sus-­ pended  driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  license.  Police  lodged   Wells  at  the  Chittenden  County  Cor-­ rectional   Center   as   a   fugitive   from   MXVWLFHDIWHU1HZ<RUNRIÂżFLDOVLVVXHG an  extraditable  felony  warrant  for  the   offense  in  their  state. Â&#x2021; 2Q-DQDWSPFLWHG.HOO\ Barrows,   21,   for   domestic   assault   at   his   residence   in  Addison.   He   was   arrested   and   released   with   court-­or-­ dered  conditions. Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  DW  SP ZHUH FDOOHG WR D UHSRUW RI D IDPLO\ ÂżJKW RQ7\OHU%ULGJH5RDGLQ6WDUNVERUR 7URRSHUV DUUHVWHG +DVVLPLRX %DQ-­ goura,   33,   of   Starksboro,   cited   him   for   domestic   assault   and   lodged   him   at   the   Marble   Valley   Correctional   Center. Â&#x2021; 2Q -DQ  MXVW EHIRUH  SP stopped   a   motor   vehicle   driven   by   0DWWKHZ3DTXHWWHRI:KLWLQJRQ Wooster   Road   in   Whiting   for   defec-­ WLYHHTXLSPHQW3ROLFHFLWHG3DTXHWWH for   a   misdemeanor   count   of   posses-­ sion  of  marijuana.   Â&#x2021; 2YHUWKHSDVWWKUHHZHHNVWURRS-­ ers  have  been  investigating  a  case  that   began  on  Dec.  23,  when  a  66-­year-­old   Vergennes   woman   reported   her   wal-­ let  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  including  a  credit  card  and  debit   card  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  had  been  stolen  out  of  her  car   in  Ferrisburgh.  During  the  investiga-­ tion   police   discovered   that   the   debit   and   credit   card   were   used   in   Chit-­ tenden  County  at  numerous  stores  to   PDNH SXUFKDVHV 7KH WRWDO FKDUJHV to   both   cards   were   approximately   $1,946.   7KLVZHHNWURRSHUVFLWHG-XVWLQ/ 3HUNLQV  RI :LQRRVNL LQWR &KLW-­ tenden   County   Court   for   six   counts   of   fraudulent   use   of   a   credit   card,   and   cited   him   into   Addison   District   Court   for   petit   larceny   for   allegedly   stealing   the   wallet.   Police   also   cited   Priscilla  A.   Perkins,   30,   of   Colches-­ ter  into  Chittenden  County  Court  for   one  count  of  fraudulent  use  of  a  credit   card.

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Cottrell, Perkins BRANDON   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Katelyn   Cottrell   and   Bryon   Perkins,   along   with   their   parents,   announce   their   engagement. The   future   bride   is   the   daughter   of  Lauri  Cottrell  of  Salisbury.  She  is   a  graduate  of  Hoosick  Falls  Central   School,  Hoosick  Falls,  N.Y.,  and  of   SUNY,  Albany.  She  is  employed  at   Green  Mountain  Power  in  Rutland. The   future   groom   is   the   son   of   Gary   and   Susan   Perkins   of   Weybridge.   He   is   a   graduate   of   Middlebury  Union  High  School  and   of   Vermont   Technical   College.   He   is  also  employed  at  Green  Mountain   Power  in  Rutland. They   reside   in   Brandon.   A   May   18,  2013,  wedding  is  planned   in  Bridport.

Vacant  lot THE  HISTORIC  LAVALLEY  store  in  Corn-­ wall  was  demolished  on  Jan.  7  after  efforts   to  save  the  building  failed  to  gain  approval   by  town  residents.

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SALISBURY   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Carol   and   Jeffery  Rule  of  Salisbury  announce   the   engagement   of   their   daughter,   Angela,   to   Chad   Rheaume,   son   of   Sherry   and   Richard   Rheaume   of   Middlebury. The  future  bride  is  a  2007  gradu-­ ate   of   Middlebury   Union   High   School   and   is   currently   employed   at  the  National  Bank  of  Middlebury. The  future  groom  is  a  2004  grad-­ uate   of   Middlebury   Union   High   School  and  is  currently  employed  at   Shewin  Electric. A   January   2014   wedding   is   planned.

Carey takes reader on journey through Mongolia Book draws from 18 years to paint a cultural picture

Sas   Carey   is   in   Mongolia   trying   not   to   buy   a   New  Haven  family  welcomes   By  JOHN  S.  McCRIGHT drum.   It   is   a   shamanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   drum,   made   with   three-­ year-­old   female   deer   skin   with   a   sheepâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   tail   support  after  home  burns beater.   It   is   perfect,   but   she   is   running   out   of   BY  XIAN  CHIANG-­WAREN NEW   HAVEN   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   At   3:30   a.m.   on   New   Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Day,   New   Haven   residents   Matt   and   Jackie   Schlein   received   a   frantic   call   from   their   daughter,   informing   them   that   their   KRPHZDVRQÂżUH The  Schleins  were  out  of  town  visit-­ ing  relatives  in  Saugerties,  N.Y.  When   they   arrived   home   in   New   Haven   a   few   hours   after   receiving   the   phone   call,  their  house  was,  as  Schlein  wrote   on   his   Facebook   page,   a   â&#x20AC;&#x153;toasted   shredâ&#x20AC;?  of  the  structure  that  he  and  his   family  had  lived  in  for  18  years.  They   lost  their  cat,  their  belongings,  and  the   structure  of  their  home.   But  Schlein,  who  is  the  founder  and   director   of   the  Willowell   Foundation   and  runs  the  Walden  Project  (an  alter-­ native  education  program  run  through   Vergennes   Union   High   School   in   Monkton)   told   the   Independent   via   email  that  many  community  members   had   turned   out   in   droves   to   support   him  and  his  family. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This   tragedy   has   only   reinforced   our   ties   and   appreciation   for   this   community,â&#x20AC;?  Schlein  wrote. The   VUHS   community,   he   said,   has  organized  fundraisers,  and  offered   meals  and  support.  At  Mount  Abraham   Union  High  School,  where  his  youngest  

daughter   is   a   junior,   students   raised   money   to   buy   her   a   new   wardrobe.   On   Feb.   9,   at   7   p.m.,   the   Vergennes   2SHUD+RXVHZLOOKRVWDEHQHÂżWSHUIRU-­ mance  by  local  band  Panton  Flats.  And   Schleinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   students,   past   and   present,   from  the  Walden  Project  have  reached   out  to  offer  whatever  help  they  can. Schlein  said  that  even  his  insurance   agent  has  been  fantastic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  taught  her  children,  who  are  now   grown,   so   I   feel   like   there   is   a   trust   there  that  you  can  only  get  from  living   in  a  community  and  being  here  for  a   prolonged  period  of  time,â&#x20AC;?  he  said. In  an  interview  and  in  his  frequent   online   updates   to   the   community,   Schlein  seems  hopeful  and  upbeat. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  wanted  to  let  everyone  know  that   ,DPÂżQHDVLVWKHUHVWRIP\FODQ´ he   wrote   in   a   Jan.   1   post.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   been  knocked  down,  but  we  are  in  the   process  of  getting  ourselves  back  up.â&#x20AC;? He  was  also  aware  of  how  compar-­ atively  lucky  he  and  his  family  were. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  are  acutely  aware  of  the  many   people  in  Vermont  who  are  homeless   but  do  not  have  all  the  support  we  do,â&#x20AC;?   he  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;While  this  is  a  tragedy  for  us,   there   is   also   much   hope   for   a   better   tomorrow.   Many   folks   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   have   a   chance  to  rebuild  and  look  to  tomor-­ row  with  hope.â&#x20AC;?

money   and   she   has   told   herself   and   her   friends   she  is  not  going  to  buy  it.   She  lies  in  bed  sleepless.  Her  heart  beats.  She   feels  desire.  She  tells  herself  she  is  not  going  to   buy  the  drum. A  friend  brings  the  drum  for  her  to  see.  He  tells   her  to  beat  it  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  really  smack  it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thunder.  The  deep  resonant  sound  shakes  my   heart,   my   soul,   the   room,   waking   the   walls   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   and  the  drum,â&#x20AC;?  Carey  writes  of  the  experience.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   know  it  is  mine.â&#x20AC;? After  buying  the  drum,  Carey  still  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  sleep.   She  feels  silly  giving  an  inanimate  object  living   characteristics;Íž   but   she   knows   that   the   drum   is   still  vibrating  and  it  wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  let  her  sleep. She  calls  a  friend  who  knows  about  shamanism   and  is  told  to  feed  the  drum  tobacco  and  talk  to  it.   After  performing  a  ritual  she  sleeps. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But   this   is   only   the   beginning   of   the   drum   making  its  presence  known,â&#x20AC;?  Carey  writes. After   18   years   of   traveling   to   Mongolia   as   a   nurse  and  a  traveler,  Sas  Carey,  67,  of  Middlebury   has   produced   a   book   on   the   subject,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Reindeer   Herders  in  My  Heart:  Stories  of  Healing  Journeys   in  Mongolia.â&#x20AC;?  The  book  gives  readers  an  oppor-­ tunity  to  join  Carey  as  she  follows  her  calling  to   a  remote  community  of  nomadic  reindeer  herders   in  the  northernmost  reaches  of  Mongolia.   :ULWWHQ LQ WKH ÂżUVW SHUVRQ WKH ERRN LV DQ opportunity  to  live  her  experiences  and  encounter   the   ancient   ways   of   healing,   truth   and   the   spirit   world  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  including  the  story  of  the  drum. Although   Carey   went   to   Mongolia   as   a   nurse  

SAS  CAREY  IN  MONGOLIA and   started   an   health   care   organization   called   Nomadicare   to   help   the   herdsmen   and   women,   she  says  the  book  is  really  about  cultural  stories.   She  hopes  it  opens  readers  to  universal  truths. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shamanism  is  the  basic  religion  of  all  people,â&#x20AC;?   Carey  says.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being  in  the  community  where  they   use  shamans  is  pretty  universal.â&#x20AC;? While  in  the  central  Asian  country  she  studied  

shamanism   as   a   way   to   connect   with   the   spirit   world,  but  Carey  says  she  also  carries  with  her  a   very  traditional  Connecticut  upbringing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shamanism  is  so  much  more  dramatic  than  I   am.â&#x20AC;? Along   the   way   she   also   learned   much   more   about   the   nomadic   lifestyle   in   Mongolia.   It   is   a   country  of  3  million  people  with  about  half  living   in  the  capital,  Ulaanbaatar.  With  a  short  growing   season  and  soil  that  is  not  rich,  Mongolia  is  a  land   that  could  not  support  much  more  than  the  herd-­ ing  and  grazing  of  animals. Carey  worries  that  21st  century  pressures  could   end  the  nomadic  lifestyle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;About   15   years   ago   the   prime   minister   of   Mongolia   said   we   wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   have   any   nomads   left   in  15  years;Íž  but  he  was  wrong,â&#x20AC;?  she  says.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Still   38  percent  of  Mongolians  are  Nomads,  so  I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   know  how  long  they  will  be  around.â&#x20AC;? As  such,  she  is  striving  to  document  a  country   and  a  people. In  addition  to  creating  this  book,  she  is  working   RQDÂżOPDERXWEHFRPLQJDVKDPDQLQ0RQJROLD She   says   she   needs   some   funding   and   technical   KHOSWRJHWWKHÂżOPPDGH â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  have  all  the  footage  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  500  hours  of  footage   of  Mongolia,â&#x20AC;?  Carey  says.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  really  believe  that  if   they  arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  sustainable  they  need  documentation   of  the  lifestyle.â&#x20AC;? Careyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  book  carries  endorsements  on  the  back   cover   from   Bill   McKibben,   Jane   Goodall   and   Bekhbat  Khasbazar,  the  Mongolian  Ambassador   to  the  United  States.  She  wrote  it  over  a  15-­year   period  during  which  time  Carey  attended  a  writ-­ ing  group  at  Ilsley  Library  in  Middlebury. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   have   lived   in   town   for   over   four   decades   and  visited  my  Mongolian  friends  for  nearly  two   decades.   It   is   time   to   introduce   the   nomads   to   Americans,â&#x20AC;?  says  Carey. Sas   Carey   will   discuss   her   new   book   and   her   travels  in  Mongolia  in  a  talk  at  Ilsley  Library  on   Thursday,  Jan.  17,  at  7:30  p.m.

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BRISTOL   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   Bristol   Rec-­ reation   Department   will   present   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Comedy   Night   in   Bristol,â&#x20AC;?   the   WRZQÂśV ÂżUVW HYHU VWDQGXS FRPHG\ revue,   on   Friday,   Jan.   25,   at   7:30   p.m.  at  Holley  Hall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bristol   is   ready   for   this,â&#x20AC;?   said   comedian   Tony   Bates,   who   is   producing   and   hosting   the   show.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   done   multiple   shows   in   Vergennes,  Middlebury,  and  Bran-­ don.  Bristolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  due. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  put  together  an  awesome   lineup  of  talent.  These  comics  are   really  hard  to  get,â&#x20AC;?  said  Bates. Standup   comedy   has   grown   throughout  Vermont  in  the  last  two   years,   with   opportunities   to   see   live   performances   most   nights   of   the   week.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   were   the   last   state   in   the   union   to   get   its   own   brick-­ and-­mortar   comedy   club,â&#x20AC;?   said   Bates.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  called  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Levityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  on  Cen-­ ter  Street  in  Burlington  and  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  in-­ cubated  a  ton  of  talent.â&#x20AC;?   Darla   Senecal,   director   of   the   Bristol   Recreation   Department,   said,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   very   excited   to   have   this   kind   of   a   lineup   making   the   trip   to   entertain   us.   Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   never   had   anything   like   this   before.   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  

TONY  BATES going  to  be  so  much  fun. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Folks   should   know,â&#x20AC;?   she   added,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;that   all   proceeds   go   to   the   Bristol   Recreation  Department  to  support  all   of  our  local  programs.â&#x20AC;? The  show  will  feature: Â&#x2021; 7RQ\ %DWHV KRVW %DWHV LV D teacher  at  Middlebury  Union  Middle   6FKRRODQGZDVDVHPLÂżQDOLVWDWWKH 2012   Funniest   Comic   in   New   Eng-­

land  Contest  at  Mohegan  Sun  Ca-­ sino  in  Connecticut. Â&#x2021; 1DWDOLH0LOOHUDFWUHVVYRLFH over  artist,  comic,  and  co-­founder   of  Spark  Arts,  a  Burlington  casting   and  performing  arts  company. Â&#x2021; .HYLQ%\HUUHFHQWZLQQHURI the   Funniest   Comic   in   Vermont   competition. Â&#x2021; -RVK6WDUUD&KLWWHQGHQ&RXQ-­ ty  resident  who  works  in  Addison   &RXQW\+HKDVEHHQÂżOOLQJURRPV in   the   Burlington   area   and   is   fea-­ tured  in  TV  commercials  for  Ver-­ montâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buckle  Up!â&#x20AC;?  campaign. Â&#x2021; 1DWKDQ +DUWVZLFN KHDGOLQHU Hartswick   is   a   comic,   producer,   and   president   of   the   Vermont   Comedy  Club.  He  won  the  Higher   Ground   Comedy   Battle   in   Burl-­ ington   and   has   been   performing   standup  in  clubs  across  New  Eng-­ land. Doors   open   at   7   p.m.   Tickets   are  $7  and  can  be  purchased  at  the   door.   The   show   contains   mature   themes   and   is   not   recommended   for  people  younger  than  16.   For   more   information,   contact   the  Bristol  Recreation  Department   at  453-­5885.

Quinn  family  to  host  contra,  square  dance MIDDLEBURY   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   Middle-­ bury   Recreation   Department   is   sponsoring   a   contra   and   square   dance  on  Saturday,  Jan.  26,  at  7:30   p.m.   in   the   Middlebury   Municipal   Gym.   Playing   for   this   dance   will  

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(Continued  from  Page  1A) cations   since   2010,   and   is   poised   to   connect   to   another   12,500   in   the   coming  months. Singling  out  Karen  Marshall,  who   for  the  past  few  years  has  let  the  effort   to   push   broadband   as   chief   of   Con-­ nect   Vermont,   Shumlin   announced   that   Vermont   was   on   track   to   have   broadband  access  in  every  home  and   business  by  the  end  of  2013.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Karen   (Marshall)   and   Connect   Vermont  have  done  a  remarkable  job   of  working  with  telecommunications   companies  across  the  state  and  across   the  nation  to  ensure  households  and   employers   have   the   Internet   access   they   need   for   education,   business,   telecommuting,  shopping  and  all  the   other   things   people   worldwide   turn   to  the  Internet  for,â&#x20AC;?  Shumlin  said. The   even   better   news?   Addison   County  is  already  there. In   a   January   interview,   Marshall   (who   last   week   took   on   a   new   job   as  president  of  VTel  Data  Network),   said  that  around  17,000  addresses  in   Addison  County  already  have  broad-­ band  access,  175  â&#x20AC;&#x153;pendingâ&#x20AC;?  address-­ es  are  set  to  have  broadband  by  the   yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   end,   and   one   lone   address   in   Connect  Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  database  had  yet   to  be  given  a  plan  for  service  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  and   Marshall  said  they  were  working  on   it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You  folks  have  a  couple  of  really   good   providers,â&#x20AC;?   Marshall   told   the   Independent FLWLQJ :DLWVÂżHOG DQG Champlain  Valley  Telecom  in  partic-­ ular.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;All  in  all,  things  are  in  pretty   great  shape  in  Addison  County.â&#x20AC;? CHANGES  IN  SERVICE Though   Clark   has   been   telecom-­ muting   full-­time   only   since   Retail-­ Vision   shut   down   its   Middlebury   center   late   in   2012,   he   had   been  

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PAGE  14A  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Addison  Independent,  Thursday,  January  17,  2013

ADDISON COUNTY

Agriculture News

Gear  up  for  the  Vt.  Farm  Show

Aging  by  ear THIS  OTOLITH,  OR  â&#x20AC;&#x153;ear  stone,â&#x20AC;?  came  from  a  20.75-­inch  lake  trout  from  Maidstone  Lake.  Fisheries  bi-­ RORJLVWVFDQXVHERQ\SDUWVRIÂżVKWRGHWHUPLQHWKHLUDJHVMXVWOLNHIRUHVWHUVFDQGHWHUPLQHDWUHHÂśVDJH E\FRXQWLQJULQJV%DVHGRQWKHRWROLWKSLFWXUHGELRORJLVWVHVWLPDWHWKDWWKLVÂżVKZDV\HDUVROG/DNH WURXWDUHDORQJOLYHGVORZJURZLQJÂżVKEXWWKLVÂżVKJUHZDELWIDVWHUWKDQDYHUDJH

Aurora  students to  host  health  and ÂżWQHVVIDLU)HE MIDDLEBURY   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   Aurora   School  in  Middlebury  invites  the  pub-­ lic   to   its   New   You   Health   &   Fitness   )DLURQ6DWXUGD\)HEIURPDP SPDWWKH$PHULFDQ/HJLRQLQ0LG-­ dlebury.  This  event  is  free  and  open  to   all  ages. Those   who   attend   will   be   able   to   meet  and  talk  with  several  local  health   DQGÂżWQHVVEXVLQHVVHV0DQ\RIWKHVH businesses  have  also  donated  items  for   $XURUDÂśVUDIĂ&#x20AC;HDQGKDYHDJUHHGWRJLYH demonstrations.   There   will   be   a   play   area  for  children  that  will  include  hula   hooping  and  arm  wrestling. Aurora   students   and   their   families   will   be   preparing   and   selling   healthy   foods   and   snacks,   and   will   share   the   recipes.     Among  the  participating  businesses   are   Middlebury   Fitness;Íž   Middlebury   Indoor   Tennis;Íž   Whirlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   World;Íž   Re-­ Ă&#x20AC;H[RORJ\ IRU WKH 6ROH &U\VWDO 5RVH Healing  &  Meditation  Center;Íž  Middle-­ bury   Chiropractic;Íž   Clear   Connection   Chiropractic;Íž  Village  Spa  of  Brandon;Íž   No  Excuses  Wellness  Club  and  Herbal-­ ife  Representatives;Íž  Windancer  Move-­ PHQW &HQWHU *DLD %LOOLQJV FHUWLÂżHG massage   therapist;Íž   Memorial   Sports   Center;Íž  TaeKwon  Do  K.I.C.K.S.;Íž  and   Vermont  Fencing  Alliance. For   more   information,   or   to   par-­ WLFLSDWHFDOOWKH$XURUD6FKRRODW RUGXULQJQRQVFKRROKRXUVFDOO .HOOLH7KRPDVDW

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HANCOCK   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   Community   Church   of   Hancock   and   Granville   will  be  having  its  Soup  Fest  on  Sat-­ XUGD\ -DQ  IURP  SP DW the   Hancock   Town   Hall   located   at   975RXWH+DQFRFN&RPH HQMR\WKHĂ&#x20AC;DYRUVRIVRXSVVWHZVDQG FKRZGHUVDQGÂżQLVKZLWKDVXQGDHRI your  own  design. The  annual  meeting  for  the  Com-­ munity   Church   of   Hancock   and  

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VERMONT   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   annual   Ver-­ products  and  machinery,  attend  trade   mont   Farm   Show   returns   to   the   association   meetings,   and   network   Champlain   Valley   Fair   Grounds   in   within  the  farm  community. (VVH[-XQFWLRQWKLV-DQWRFHO-­ The   show   also   holds   wide   appeal   HEUDWHLWVVW\HDU for  the  general  public.  With  tractors,   /DVW \HDU ZDV WKH ÂżUVW \HDU WKH farm  animals,  and  agricultural  prod-­ show   was   held   at   the   ucts   on   display,   thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Champlain   Valley   Fair-­ something  for  everyone  at   grounds.   Previously,   it   There is the  Farm  Show. was   hosted   by   the   Barre   no cost for This   year   Consum-­ Civic   Center.   The   new,   parking or er   Night   will   be   held   more  spacious  venue  pro-­ admission :HGQHVGD\ -DQ  vided   a   better   experience   to the Farm Show   hours   will   be   ex-­ IRU JXHVWV DOLNH LQ  tended   until   7   p.m.   that   Show, but according   to   Farm   Show   evening.  Food  enthusiasts   attendees are will   enjoy   the   Buy   Local   management. At   last   yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Farm   encouraged Market,  which  will  show-­ Show,   Andrea   Ochs,   to bring case   foods   and   products   president   of   the   Addison   a nonfrom  Vermont  farms.   County   Farm   Bureau   and   perishable The  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Capital  Cook-­offâ&#x20AC;?   promotion   and   education   will   be   staged   again   this   chair  of  the  Vermont  Farm   food year.   It   is   an   Iron   Chef-­ %XUHDX ZDV VWDIÂżQJ WKH donation for type  competition  in  which   Vermont   Farm   Bureau   the Vermont teams   from   the   Vermont   booth.  She  said  the  show,   Food Bank. House   of   Representa-­ which   in   Essex   Junction   tives;Íž  Senate;Íž  and  Agency   was  situated  right  between   of   Agriculture,   Food   and   Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  prime  farming  counties  of   Markets  face  off  in  a  battle  of  culinary   Addison   and   Franklin,   provided   a   VNLOOV7HDPVZLOOKDYHPLQXWHVWR chance  for  the  organization  to  reach   create  a  dish  using  Vermont  products   RXWWRIDUPHUVDQGWRÂżQGRXWDERXW bought  at  the  Buy  Local  Market. their  biggest  concerns. There   is   no   cost   for   parking   or   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   a   chance   to   meet   farmers   so   admission   to   the   Farm   Show,   but   they  can  tell  us  whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  going  on,  and   attendees   are   encouraged   to   bring   a   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  also  a  chance  to  educate  farmers   non-­perishable  food  donation  for  the   on  whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  happening  in  the  Legisla-­ Vermont  Food  Bank. ture,â&#x20AC;?  Ochs  told  the  Independent. University   of   Vermont   Extension   The  Farm  Show  is  Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  larg-­ RIÂżFHLQ0LGGOHEXU\LVHQFRXUDJLQJ est   agricultural   showcase.   For   agri-­ local   farmers   and   those   involved   in   culture  professionals,  it  is  an  oppor-­ agriculture  of  all  sorts  to  enter  their   tunity  to  meet  with  vendors,  preview   crops  into  the  Product  Contest  at  the  

Farm   Show.   Not   only   can   entrants   ZLQVRPHFDVK XSWRIRUD%HVW of   Show   entry),   but   they   can   help   the   UVM   Extension   team   make   the   Crops  Exhibit  spectacular. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   will   be   working   hard   to   tell   your  story  to  Farm  Show  attendees,   EXWZHFDQÂśWGRLWZLWKRXWÂżOOLQJWKH booth  full  of  entries  of  your  crops,â&#x20AC;?   said  Rico  Balzano,  UVM  Extension   Agronomy  Outreach  Professional. Crop   categories   include   corn   si-­ lage,  haylage,  ear  corn/high  moisture   shell   corn,   and   dry   grain.   Anyone   can   bring   oats,   wheat,   barley,   soy-­ beans,  or  other  crops  they  grow.  Dry   hay  can  be  entered  as  grass,  mixed,   or   legume   hay.   For   information   on   the  exact  commodities  being  judged,   visit  www.vtfarmshow.com/product-­ contest.html. Two   very   good   judges   will   re-­ view  the  samples  and  select  the  best   in  each  class  and  best  in  show.  The   top  samples  in  each  class  and  best  in   show   will   receive   a   special   rosette   and,  of  course,  a  nice  cash  prize. Drop  off  samples  at  the  UVM  Ex-­ WHQVLRQRIÂżFHDW3RQG/DQH6XLWH  LQ 0LGGOHEXU\ DV ODWH DV QRRQ RQ0RQGD\-DQRUGLUHFWO\WRWKH &KDPSODLQ9DOOH\([SRE\SPRQ -DQ For  more  information  about  enter-­ ing  your  crops  into  the  product  con-­ test,  contact  Rico  Balzano,  Jeff  Cart-­ HURU'RQQD%URZQDW For  more  information  on  the  Farm   Show,   including   a   list   of   scheduled    H[KLELWRUV YLVLW ZZZYWIDUP-­ show.com.

Change of seasons changes our chores A  few  years  ago  I  used  this  space   to   describe   the   life   cycle   of   a   cow   from  birth  to  her  exit  from  the  dairy   farm.   In   this   yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   series   of   col-­ umns,   I   thought   I   would   expand   that   idea   a   little   and   describe,   each   month  and  season,  whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  happening   on  the  farm.  Each  season  brings  new   and   different   challenges   and   chores   on   our   sheep,   goat,   beef   and   dairy   farms  in  Addison  County. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   pretty   quiet   in   January   for   our   shepherds   caring   for   sheep   and   goats.   These   small   ruminants   are   called   short   day   breeders   and   were   exposed   to   bucks   and   rams   in   the   fall.   By   now,   hopefully,   most   ewes   and   does   are   pregnant   waiting   for   spring   to   deliver   their   youngsters.   Shepherds  should  be  assessing  their   winter   forages   to   make   sure   they   meet  the  requirements  of  the  grow-­ ing  pregnancy  and  subsequent  lacta-­ tion.  Hay  should  be  fed  in  elevated   UDFNVVLQFHIHHGLQJRQWKHĂ&#x20AC;RRUFDQ expose   sheep   and   goats   to   para-­ sites   even   in   the   winter.   Shepherds   should   also   make   sure   and   monitor  

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(Continued  from  Page  1A) veloped   MILâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   courses   based   on   the   force,â&#x20AC;?   said   Swift,   who   addressed   a   collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  immersion  method  of  teach-­ packed   crowd   at   MILâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   new   head-­ ing   languages.   Students   are   expected   quarters  at  230  Pond  Lane.  The  crowd   to  practice  speaking  the  language  they   included   Gov.   Peter   Shumlin,   former   are  studying  inside  and  outside  of  the   Gov.   James   Douglas   of   Middlebury,   classroom.  MIL  has  also  translated  the   Vermont  Education  Secretary  Arman-­ collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   world   language   curriculum   do   Vilaseca,   local   legis-­ into   a   digital   online   for-­ lators,   entrepreneurs   and   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are a mat,  allowing  it  to  be  im-­ educators. plemented   across   wide   melting pot of â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   believe   that   the   distances   at   client   K-­12   extraordinary market   for   world   lan-­ schools.  Swift  added  the   guage   learning   is   blos-­ creativity from MIL   program   includes   soming   and   that   demand   all nations a   training   program   for   will   fuel   our   expansion   coming teachers   so   that   they   in   Vermont   for   years   to   together to be can   lead   their   students   come,â&#x20AC;?  Swift  added. through   courses   in   Chi-­ innovators. ,QGHHG RIÂżFLDOV DW nese,   French,   German,   MIL,   which   has   tripled   If you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Latin  and  Spanish. its   employee   headcount   communicate Shumlin,   who   in   his   in   the   past   year,   are   pre-­ in a variety of inaugural  address  on  Jan.   dicting  the  need  to  double   languages, as 10   made   education   ex-­ their   Middlebury   work-­ we approach cellence   and   workforce   force  again  by  2015.  The   training  his  top  priorities   21st-century new   company   also   has   for   the   next   biennium,   workers   in   Provo,   Utah,   jobs, we will was  effusive  in  his  praise   and   in   other   parts   of   the   not succeed for  MIL. country.   But   Swift   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   a   and will not â&#x20AC;&#x153;This   is   a   big   deal,â&#x20AC;?   former  acting  governor  of   prosper as a he   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;It   is   without   a   Massachusetts   who   will   nation and as a doubt  the  most  challeng-­ soon   relocate   with   her   ing,   thoughtful   curricu-­ family  to  Addison  Coun-­ state.â&#x20AC;? lum   for   online   language   â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Gov. Peter ty  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  said  MIL  will  keep   Shumlin learning   that   could   be   Middlebury   as   its   head-­ developed   anywhere   in   quarters.   She   cited   two   the  world.â&#x20AC;? reasons  for  that  decision:  The  proxim-­ He  credited  Middlebury  College  for   ity  to,  and  ability  to  partner  with,  Mid-­ lending  its  expertise  to  the  venture  and   dlebury  College  and  its  internationally   for  the  programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  ability  to  make  area   renowned  language  programs;Íž  and  the   students   more   marketable   in   an   in-­ quality  of  life  that  Addison  County  can   creasingly  global  employment  arena. afford  MIL  employees. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  job  future  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  and  our  na-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   are   thrilled   to   have   this   space   tionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  job  future  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  in  competing  with   and  to  be  a  national  model  for  what  we   other  countries  is  tied  directly  to  how   do,â&#x20AC;?  Swift  said. we   teach   the   21st-­century   skills   our   IMMERSION  METHOD workforce  is  going  to  need,â&#x20AC;?  Shumlin   Middlebury   College   professors   de-­ said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anyone  who  believes  that  work-­

force   is   going   to   be   communicating   He  explained  he  started  K12  Inc.  13   only  in  English  is  missing  the  very  im-­ years  ago,  while  looking  to  boost  the   portant  ingredient  of  job  success  here   math   instruction   his   young   daughter   in  America.  More  and  more  â&#x20AC;Ś  we  are   ZDVJHWWLQJLQÂżUVWJUDGH+HIRXQGD a  melting  pot  of  extraordinary  creativ-­ large   void   in   Web-­based   teaching   re-­ ity  from  all  nations  coming  together  to   sources  and  decided  he  would  work  to   be  innovators.  If  you  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  communi-­ ÂżOOWKDWYRLG cate   in   a   variety   of   languages,   as   we   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  got  the  vision  that  there  is  no  rea-­ approach   21st-­century   jobs,   we   will   son,  with  Web-­based  technology,  that   not  succeed  and  will  not  prosper  as  a   you   couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   go   to   an   entire   school   nation  and  as  a  state.â&#x20AC;? online,â&#x20AC;?   he   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   Middlebury   College   watched   a   com-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;I got the vision have   President   Ron   Liebowitz   pany   grow   to   where   said  the  college  is  pleased   that there is no we   are   serving   130,000   to   be   a   major   player   in   reason, with kids   full-­time,   have   the  MIL  effort,  and  in  the   Web-based over  500,000  kids  using   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vermont   World   Lan-­ technology, that courses  around  the  coun-­ guage  Initiativeâ&#x20AC;?  that  will   you couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t try   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   there   has   been   make   discounted   MIL   an   amazing   amount   of   services   available   for   the   go to an entire change,â&#x20AC;?  Packard  said. next   four   years   for   up   to   school online.â&#x20AC;? Web-­based   educa-­ â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ron Packard, tion,   Packard   said,   can   30   schools   in   the   state.   CEO of K12 Inc. be   done   in   an   economi-­ Any   public   or   private   school   in   Vermont   is   cal   way   throughout   the   HOLJLEOHWRVHHNWKHVHUYLFHVRQDÂżUVW year  that  can  woo  back  drop-­outs  and   FRPH ÂżUVW VHUYHG EDVLV 0,/ ZLOO be   easily   worked   into   oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   personal   provide   courses   to   those   schools   at   a   schedule. combined  discount  of  around  $1.9  mil-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   are   taking   the   best   expertise   lion  over  the  four  years;Íž  participating   available   in   language   instruction   and   schools  will  pay  $6,000  annually. making   it   available   to   everyone,â&#x20AC;?   In   addition,   the   college   will   cover   Packard  said. $3,000  for  course  content  and  $2,750   Swift   said   MILâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   online   offerings   for  on-­site  teacher  professional  devel-­ are   not   intended   to   supplant   school   opment  training  for  each  participating   language  teachers;Íž  they  are  meant  to   school  per  year,  amounting  to  another   complement   whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   going   on   in   the   LQEHQHÂżW classroom. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  are  pleased  that  MIL  is  leveling   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  think  we  are  a  great  resource   WKHSOD\LQJÂżHOGIRUVWXGHQWVWHDFKHUV for   teachers;Íž   of   our   employee   base,   and  administrators  who  lack  access  to   PRUH WKDQ KDOI DUH WHDFKHUV FHUWLÂżHG excellent  language  instruction  today,â&#x20AC;?   in  states  throughout  the  country,  and   Liebowitz   said,   noting   tightening   re-­ we   employ   hundreds   of   the   teachers   sources  in  K-­12  schools. during   the   summer   for   our   summer   THE  VISION academies,â&#x20AC;?  Swift  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;In  some  cas-­ Ron   Packard   is   CEO   of   K12   Inc.   es  we  can  supplement  what  (teachers)   and  the  individual  who  hired  Swift  to   are  doing  or  expand  their  capacity.â&#x20AC;? organize  MIL. Vilaseca   believes   MILâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   programs   can   help   Vermont   schools   maintain   quality   education   programming   in   the   face   of   declining   enrollment   and   resources.   In   1997,   Vermont   had   a   K-­12   population   of   around   107,000,   according   to   Vilaseca.   That   number   has   now   dropped   to   approximately   82,000,  he  said,  with  further  projected   reductions  of  around  1  percent  annu-­ ally  going  forward.  He  believes  MIL   could   get   children   introduced   to   a   second  language  earlier  and  therefore   EHFRPH PRUH SURÂżFLHQW E\ WKH WLPH they  graduate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A  program  like  this  is  a  great  way   of  particularly  getting  our  elementary   school   kids   (language   instruction)   without  having  to  hire  a  French  teach-­ er   or   a   Spanish   teacher   or   whatever,   by   taking   online   classes,â&#x20AC;?   Vilaseca   said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;So  by  the  time  they  get  to  Mid-­ dlebury  Union  Middle  School,  where   WKH\VWDUWDQRIÂżFLDOIRUHLJQODQJXDJH program,  students  are  already  familiar   with  the  language  and  may  be  able  to   start   at   a   higher   level,   which   would   mean  they  would  be  able  to  get  to  a   much  more  advanced  level.â&#x20AC;? Reporter  John  Flowers  is  at  johnf@ GOV.  PETER  SHUMLIN  speaks  at  Middlebury  Interactive  Languages  in  Middlebury  Monday  morning. Independent  photo/Trent  Campbell addisonindependent.com.

VUHS (Continued  from  Page  1A) boards   budgeted   for   a   13.5   percent   hike. School   board   chairwoman   Kris   Bristow   said   on   Tuesday   that   there   are  no  major  additions  or  subtractions   to   programs   or   personnel   proposed   for  VUHS  next  year.   Bristow   noted   VUHS   made   cuts   while   essentially   level   funding   the   school  over  the  past  three  years  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  the   board  called  for  a  2  percent  spending   increase  a  year  ago  after  calling  for  no   increase  two  years  in  a  row.  

Given   that   history,   Bristow   said   board  members  said  they  did  not  be-­ lieve   they   should   make   program   or   personnel  cuts  because  of  the  hike  in   special  education  costs.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  good  budget,â&#x20AC;?  Bristow  said.   Âł, GRQÂśW IHHO \RX FDQ VDFULÂżFH RWKHU programs  for  special  education.â&#x20AC;? Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien  backed  the  plan,  saying  it   LVÂżVFDOO\UHVSRQVLEOHZKLOHFRQWLQX-­ ing  to  meet  the  needs  of  VUHS  stu-­ dents.         â&#x20AC;&#x153;In   the   scheme   of   things,   over   a   period   of   time,   the   budget   growth,  

I   think,   has   been   very   conservative   across  the  board,â&#x20AC;?  he  said.   The   VUHS   board   is   also   asking   voters   to   consider   a   two-­phase   im-­ SURYHPHQWERQGLQ)HEUXDU\7KHÂżUVW choice  will  be  to  spend  $4.2  million   to  make  improvements  to  the  schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   DXGLWRULXPNLWFKHQDQGFDIHWHULDÂż[ URRÂżQJLQWZRDUHDVSDYHWKHZHVWHUQ SDUNLQJORWÂż[RQHVLGHZDONDQGDGG DQRWKHU DQG LPSURYH WUDIÂżF Ă&#x20AC;RZ DW the  pick-­up  and  drop-­off  area.   Voters  will  also  be  asked  to  spend   DQRWKHUPLOOLRQWRSXWDQDUWLÂżFLDO

surface  on  the  schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  varsity  soccer   DQG ODFURVVH ÂżHOG DQG WR VXUURXQG LW with  a  six-­lane  track.  That  extra  mon-­ ey   cannot   be   approved   unless   AN-­ wSU   residents   also   back   the   larger   bond  for  improvements  in  and  around   the  school.   Payments   on   those   bonds   would   not  have  an  impact  on  the  2013-­2014   budget,   according   to   ANwSU   busi-­ ness  manager  Kathy  Cannon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If  the  bond  passes,  it  would  not  af-­ fect  the  budget,â&#x20AC;?  she  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  would   affect  the  following  year.â&#x20AC;?

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(Continued  from  Page  1A) A   7.1-­cent   increase   translates   to   range  of  increase  from  about  7  to  9.6   $71  in  higher  taxes  per  $100,000  of   FHQWVLQWKHÂżYHWRZQV assessed  value,  assuming  that  a  resi-­ Residents   who   are   paying   based   dent  is  paying  taxes  based  on  the  full   on   income-­sensitivity   provisions   in   value  of  a  home. WKHVWDWHÂśVVFKRROÂżQDQFLQJODZVZLOO Â&#x2021; Ferrisburgh,  an  increase  of  8.31   not  necessarily  see  the  full  impact  of   cents  to  $1.423. any   changes   in   school   spending   or   Ferrisburghâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  CLA  is  now  100.36,  a   WD[ UDWHV $ VLJQLÂżFDQW PDMRULW\ RI ÂżJXUHWKDW&DQQRQVDLGWKHWRZQLVDS-­ homeowners   in   all   ANwSU   towns   pealing.  If  it  stands,  it  would  lower  the   receive   prebates,   per   the   most   re-­ increase  to  8.28  cents.   cently  available  state  data.   An   8.28-­cent   increase   translates   The   ANwSU   estimates,   prepared   to   almost   $83   in   higher   taxes   per   by  business  manager  Kathy  Cannon,   $100,000  of  assessed  value,  assuming   assume   that   all   four  ANwSU   school   that  a  resident  is  paying  taxes  based  on   budgets   pass   as   proposed   the  full  value  of  a  home. (the  three  AnwSU  elemen-­ $VLJQLĂ&#x20AC;FDQW Â&#x2021; Panton,   an   in-­ tary  school  boards  adopted   majority of crease   of   8.91   cents   to   budgets  last  week,  and  the   homeowners $1.324. Independent   will   take   a   in all Pantonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   CLA   is   now   closer   look   at   those   plans   96.7,   and   would   raise   that   ANwSU next   week)   and   that   the   amount  to  92.1  cents.   Legislature   makes   no   sig-­ towns A   92.1-­cent   increase   QLÂżFDQW FKDQJHV WR VFKRRO receive translates  to  roughly  $92  in   funding  laws  this  winter. higher   taxes   per   $100,000   prebates, Factors   that   play   into   per the most of   assessed   value,   assum-­ each   townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   rates   include   recently ing  that  a  resident  is  paying   their   overall   number   of   taxes  based  on  the  full  value   pupils,   the   ratio   of   stu-­ available of  a  home. dents   at   their   elementary   state data. Â&#x2021; Vergennes,   an   schools   and   at   VUHS,   increase   of   9.03   cents   to   per-­pupil   spending   at   each   elemen-­ $1.325. tary  school,  and  the  townsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  Common   Vergennesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   CLA   is   now   104.21,   Levels   of  Appraisal   (CLAs),   which   a   number   that   Cannon   said   city   of-­ measure   how   accurate   are   their   as-­ ÂżFLDOV DUH DSSHDOLQJ ,I WKDW ÂżJXUH sessments   of   property   values,   ac-­ stands,   it   would   lower   the   tax   rate   cording  to  state  data  analysis. increase  to  about  8.7  cents.   7KHÂżYH$1Z68WRZQVKDYHDOOUH-­ A   8.7-­cent   increase   translates   to   appraised  in  recent  years,  and  the  mar-­ $87  in  higher  taxes  per  $100,000  of   ket   has   been   relatively   stable.   Thus,   assessed  value,  assuming  that  a  resi-­ their   CLAs   are   all   relatively   close   to   dent  is  paying  taxes  based  on  the  full   100   percent,   ranging   from   94.82   in   value  of  a  home. Waltham   to   112.40   in   Addison,   ac-­ Â&#x2021; Waltham,   an   increase   of   9.08   cording  to  Cannon.   cents  to  $1.327.   The   estimates   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   exclusive   of   the   Walthamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   CLA   stands   at   94.82,   portion   of   tax   rates   need   to   support   and   would   raise   that   increase   to   municipal,   non-­school   spending   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   about  9.6  cents.   are: A   9.6-­cent   increase   translates   to   Â&#x2021; Addison,   an   increase   of   7.99   $96  in  higher  taxes  per  $100,000  of   cents  to  $1.403.   assessed  value,  assuming  that  a  resi-­ Addisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  CLA  of  112.4,  because   dent  is  paying  taxes  based  on  the  full   it  is  higher  than  100  percent,  would   value  of  a  home. lower   that   increase   to   about   7.1   Andy  Kirkaldy  may  be  reached  at   cents.   andyk@addisonindependent.com.

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