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National Ag Week draws the connection between consumers and farmers. See Pages 5B-7B.

Bristol Elementary School has offered its interim principal a standard contract. See Page 2A.

Despite graduation losses, the Panther women’s lacrosse team is winning again. See Page 1B.

ADDISON COUNTY

INDEPENDENT Vol. 68 No. 13

Middlebury, Vermont

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Thursday, March 27, 2014 â—† 40 Pages

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Shumlin unconvinced on school funding changes, upbeat on health care reform By  JOHN  FLOWERS 0,''/(%85< ² *RY 3HWHU 6KXPOLQRQ0RQGD\ZDUQHGDERXW WKHSRWHQWLDOOHJDOFRQVHTXHQFHVRI RYHUKDXOLQJ WKH VWDWH¶V HGXFDWLRQ ¿QDQFH V\VWHP DQG H[SUHVVHG KLV priorities   for   a   single-­payer   health   FDUH V\VWHP WKDW FRXOG EH LQ SODFH

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PAGE  2A  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Addison  Independent,  Thursday,  March  27,  2014

Open  house LOCAL  SUGARHOUSES  HOSTED  Vermont  Maple  Open  House  Weekend  Satur-­ GD\DQG6XQGD\1RWPXFKVDSZDVĂ&#x20AC;RZLQJIURPWKHWKUHHVXJDUEXVKHVKDUYHVWHG E\WKH:LOOLDPVIDPLO\LQ&RUQZDOOEXWWKH\FROOHFWHGHQRXJKVDSHDUOLHULQWKHZHHN WRERLODERXWJDOORQVZKLOHYLVLWRUVPRYHGWKURXJKWKHLU5RXWHVXJDUKRXVH .HYLQ:LOOLDPVULJKWNHSWKLVKDQGVRQWKHVSLJRWKLVEURWKHU.HQDERYHOHIWNHSW WKHVDPSOHVĂ&#x20AC;RZLQJDQGKLVVRQ5HXEHQEHORZULJKWNHSWWKHÂżUHVVWRNHG ,QGHSHQGHQWSKRWRV7UHQW&DPSEHOO

Interim  named  Bristol  principal Sanders video town hall set for MUHS By  ZACH  DESPART BRISTOL   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   Bristol   Ele-­ mentary  School  board  on  Monday   chose   the   schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   interim   princi-­ pal  to  be  the  permanent  head. Sandy  Jump,  a  longtime  educa-­ tor   who   has   served   at   the   school   since  last  summer,  will  continue  as   principal  at  BES.   In   a   unanimous   vote,   the   board   VHOHFWHG-XPSRYHUWKHRWKHUÂżQDO-­ ist,  Roy  Getchell,  who  visited  the   school  last  week.  Jump  has  served   as   principal   in   Milton,   Charlotte   and   East   Corinth;Íž   while   Getchell   has  worked  at  a  secondary  school   in  Abu  Dhabi,  United  Arab  Emir-­ DWHVIRUWKHSDVWÂżYH\HDUV Addison   Northwest   Supervi-­ sory   Union   Superintendent   David   Adams   recommended   Jump   to   the   board,   and   two-­thirds   of   the   schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   faculty   signed   a   letter   in   support   of   Jump   that   was   pub-­ lished  in  the  Independent.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  recommended  Sandy  for  hire   as  the  candidate  best  suited  to  meet   the   needs   of   the   district,â&#x20AC;?  Adams   said. )URPDÂżHOGRIDSSOLFDQWVD search   advisory   committee   inter-­ YLHZHG ÂżYH SHRSOH DQG VHOHFWHG

SANDY    JUMP -XPSDQG*HWFKHOODVÂżQDOLVWV Jump   will   be   paid   a   salary   of    Adams   said   she   hit   the   ground   running  after  she  was  tapped  to  be   the  interim  principal  last  year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Arriving   at   the   school   in   July    VKH LPPHGLDWHO\ DVVXPHG the   leadership   of   the   school   by   reaching   out   to   parents,   faculty   and   staff,â&#x20AC;?   Adams   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;She   im-­

mersed   herself   in   the   culture   of   the   school   and   supported   the   ef-­ forts  of  the  established  leadership   team.â&#x20AC;?   Adams   praised   Jump,   who   has   been   an   educator   for   more   than   three   decades,   for   taking   a   spe-­ cial   interest   in   the   music   and   art   programs  at  Bristol  Elementary. Jump   did   not   respond   to   a   re-­ quest  for  comment  by  press  time.   In  an  interview  last  week  she  said   she   was   proud   of   helping   to   de-­ velop  Bristol  Elementaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  three-­ year  action  plan,  called  the  Green   Mountain   Star   Plan.   The   plan   addresses  school  climate,  leader-­ ship,  curriculum  and  professional   development. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   think   the   school   has   made   huge  inroads  in  regards  to  climate   and  culture,â&#x20AC;?  Jump  said.   Teacher   Sarah   Scrodin   wel-­ comed  Jumpâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  selection,  and  said   the   school   held   a   celebration   as-­ sembly  for  their  â&#x20AC;&#x153;newâ&#x20AC;?  principal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Out  staff  is  ready  to  move  for-­ ward   with   an   administrator   who   is  ready  to  walk  beside  us,â&#x20AC;?  Scro-­ din  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sandy  Jump  leads  with   kids,   staff   and   community   at   the   forefront.â&#x20AC;?

By  ZACH  DESPART MIDDLEBURY  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  U.S.  Sen.  Ber-­ QLH6DQGHUVZLOOKRVWDÂżUVWRILWVNLQG tele-­town  hall  meeting  Sunday,  which   ZLOOLQFOXGHDÂżOPVFUHHQLQJIROORZHG by   a   question-­and-­answer   session   about  income  inequality  in  the  United   States. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In   my   view,   the   issue   of   income   and   wealth   inequality   is   the   great   moral,   economic   and   political   issue   of  our  time,â&#x20AC;?  Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  junior  sena-­ tor  said  in  an  interview  Monday. Sanders   will   be   at   the   Middle-­ bury  Union  High  School  auditorium,   while   video   equipment   will   connect  

him  with  residents  at  high  schools  in   Brattleboro,   St.   Johnsbury   and   Ben-­ QLQJWRQ7KHHYHQWZLOOEHJLQDW DPRQ0DUFKDW&KDUOHV$YH in  Middlebury. 6DQGHUV ZLOO VFUHHQ WKH ÂżOP Âł,Q-­ equality   for   All,â&#x20AC;?   a   documentary   directed   by   Jacob   Kornbluth   and   presented  by  former  U.S.  Labor  Sec-­ retary   Robert   Reich   that   focuses   on   the   widening   gap   between   rich   and   poor  in  this  country. 6DQGHUV ÂżUVW VFUHHQHG WKH ÂżOP LQ Burlington  back  in  January,  and  said   he  was  impressed  by  the  turnout. Âł:H VKRZHG WKH ÂżOP LQ %XUOLQJ-­

WRQDQGKDGFRPHRXW´KHVDLG QRWLQJWKDWWKHFURZGÂżOOHGWZRDQGD KDOIWKHDWUHVDWWKH3DODFH&LQHSOH[ â&#x20AC;&#x153;That  told  me  that  income  and  wealth   inequality  are  issues  that  people  deep-­ ly  care  about.â&#x20AC;? Sanders   said   he   believes   if   legis-­ lators   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   take   steps   to   decrease   income   inequality,   the   United   States   will   suffer   dire   economic   conse-­ quences. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  fear  I  have,  if  present  trends   continue,  is  that  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  see  the  collapse   of  the  middle  class  and  an  increase  in   poverty,   while   the   wealthiest   people   (See  Sanders,  Page  3A)

0RQNWRQVFKRROKHDGWRVWD\RQWKHMRE By  ZACH  DESPART MONKTON   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   Monkton   Central   School   board   unanimously   renewed  the  contract  of  its  principal   on  Monday  during  a  special  meeting. Susan   Stewart,   who   has   been   the   SULQFLSDO DW WKH VFKRRO VLQFH  ZLOOFRQWLQXHWRKHDGWKHVFKRROQH[W year.   School   board   chair   Dawn   Gris-­ wold   issued   a   statement   Tuesday   PRUQLQJ H[SODLQLQJ WKH ERDUGÂśV choice.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;This   decision   was   based   on   re-­

view   of   our   policies,   procedures,   state  law,  recent  input  and  the  recom-­ mendation   of   the   superintendent,â&#x20AC;?   the  statement  read.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  strongly  en-­ courage  everyone  to  work  with  open   minds  to  move  forward.â&#x20AC;? The  renewal  of  Stewartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  contract   was  being  closely  watched  by  some   in  the  community  after  about  half  of   the  teachers  at  the  school  left  at  the   end  of  the  last  school  year. Resident   Joan   Holloway,   whose   three   children   attended   the   school,   praised  the  board  for  renewing  Stew-­

artâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  contract. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  think  it  was  a  good  thing,â&#x20AC;?  Hol-­ loway  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  think  we  have  a  really   great   school,   great   teachers   and   a   great  community,  and  I  hope  every-­ body  will  move  forward.â&#x20AC;? Speaking   before   Stewartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   con-­ tract  was  renewed,  Monkton  resident   Stephen   Pilcher   praised   Stewartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All  my  interactions  with  her  have   been   great,   and   professional,â&#x20AC;?   said   Pilcher,   who   is   chairman   of   the   se-­ (See  Monkton,  Page  3A)


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Middlebury  alum,  author,  to  offer  talk MIDDLEBURY  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  On  Tuesday,   Award  for  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best  Single  Article.â&#x20AC;?   April  1,  Gabe  Sherman,  a  contrib-­ Â&#x2021; $  New   York   cover   story   uting  editor  at  New  York  magazine   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chasing   Fox,â&#x20AC;?   about   the   travails   and  a  2001  graduate  of  Middlebury   at  CNN  and  MSNBC,  won  the  Mir-­ College,   will   speak   at   the   college   ror  Award  in  that  category.   about   his   just   published   book   on   Â&#x2021; ,Q  KLV New   York   cover   Fox   News   and   Roger   Ailes,   the   story   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Testing   Horace   Mann,â&#x20AC;?   president  of  Fox  New  Channel  and   chronicled   a   Facebook   scandal   at   an   advisor   to   Republi-­ the   prestigious   New   can  presidents. York   City   prep   school,   The speech Shermanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   new   book   DQG ZDV D ÂżQDOLVW IRU is   titled   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Loud-­ will be held the  Livingston  Award.   est   Voice   in   the   Room:   at McCardell Â&#x2021; $W WKH New   Re-­ How   the   Brilliant,   Bicentennial public,   Shermanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Bombastic   Roger  Ailes   Hall, Room 2010  cover  story,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Post   Built  Fox  News  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  and   216, at 4:30 Apocalypse,â&#x20AC;?   chron-­ Divided  a  Country.â&#x20AC;?   icled   the   rise   and   fall   p.m. The talk Shermanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   visit   to   of  the  Washington  Post   Middlebury   College   is   and discussion as   the   legendary   paper   part  of  the  regular  Meet   are free and struggled   to   adapt   to   a   the   Press   series   hosted   open to the new  media  landscape.   by   Sue   Halpern.   The   public. The title Â&#x2021; ,Q 'HFHPEHU speech   will   be   held   at   of the speech 2008,   he   wrote   a   se-­ McCardell   Bicenten-­ ries   of   investigative   nial   Hall,   Room   216,   is: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Inside the articles   that   uncovered   at   4:30   p.m.   The   talk   Secret World that  Holocaust  survivor   and   discussion   are   free   of Fox News Herman   Rosenblatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   and   open   to   the   public.   Chairman Oprah-­hyped   memoir   The   title   of   the   speech   Roger Ailes was  a  hoax.   is:   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Inside   the   Secret   Â&#x2021; +LV )HEUXDU\ â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Man World   of   Fox   News   2008   article   revealed   Chairman   Roger   Ailes   Who Remade the   internal   newsroom   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   Man   Who   Re-­ American debate  at  The  New  York   made   American   Poli-­ Politics.â&#x20AC;? Times   over   the   paperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   tics.â&#x20AC;? decision   to   publish   a   In   his   dozen   years   controversial   article   as   a   media   reporter,   Sherman   has   that   alleged   that   2008   Republican   written  many  noteworthy  stories:   presidential   candidate   John   Mc-­ Â&#x2021; $  New   York   cover   story   Cain   had   had   an   affair   with   tele-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  Elephant  in  the  Green  Room,â&#x20AC;?   communications   lobbyist   Vicki   about   Ailesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   role   in   shaping   the   Iseman.   2012   Republican   presidential   pri-­ Previously,   Sherman   was   the   PDU\ZDVDÂżQDOLVWIRUWKH0LUURU media   reporter   at   the   New   York  

Bristol  playground   effort  seeks  $25,000 By  ZACH  DESPART day  about  the  project. BRISTOL   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Organizers   of   the   The   group   also   was   awarded   a   Bristol   Green   Playground   Project   $15,000   grant   from   KaBOOM!,   say  they  need  to  raise  an  additional   D QDWLRQDO QRQSURÂżW WKDW SURYLGHV $25,000  to  fully  fund  construction  of   communities   and   schools   funding   a  new  playground  on  the  town  green. for  playground  equipment.  The  con-­ The   group,   called   the   Bristol   ditions   of   this   grant   dictate   that   the   Green   Playground   Committee,   funds   must   be   used   for   equipment   hopes   to   raise   the   funds   by   the   end   from  a  list  of  vendors,  and  therefore   of  April. canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  be  used  for  playground  surfac-­ The   bulk   of   the   remaining   funds   ing. will  be  used  to  pay  for  synthetic  sur-­ The  project  has  also  received  do-­ facing   for   the   playground,   which   is   nations   totaling   $30,000   from   the   expensive.   Surfaces   such   as   mulch   Vermont   Community   Foundation,   or  wood  chips  would  be   the  Ben  &  Jerryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Foun-­ cheaper,   but   committee   dation,  Green  Mountain   member   Krista   Siringo   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Indiegogo was $FFHVV:DLWVÂżHOG7HOH-­ said  they  are  less  acces-­ a tremendous com,   the   Ronald   Mc-­ sible  for  people  in  wheel-­ success. It was Donald   House   and   the   chairs   and   likely   do   not   a great kickoff Bolger  Foundation. adhere  to  the  Americans   for us, and The   committee   has   With  Disabilities  Act,  or   yet   to   hear   back   from   gave us a lot of a   handful   of   additional   ADA. The   committee   plans   visibility.â&#x20AC;? grant   applications,   and   â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Krista Siringo KDV VWUXJJOHG WR ÂżQG to   install   a   synthetic   turf   manufactured   by   grants   they   could   use   XGrass,   a  company  that  specializes   VSHFLÂżFDOO\ IRU SOD\JURXQG VXUIDF-­ in  surfacing  for  playgrounds,  athlet-­ ing.   Thus,   Siringo   said   organizers   LFÂżHOGVDQGJ\PQDVLXPV7KLVWXUI will  rely  heavily  on  individual  dona-­ is   colored   green   to   resemble   grass   tions  to  raise  the  last  $25,000. DQGLVQRQWR[LFQRQĂ&#x20AC;DPPDEOHDQG The   group   plans   to   break   ground   ADA-­compliant. on   the   project   by   the   beginning   of   So   far,   organizers   have   raised   June,  which  means  the  funding  must   $75,000   through   grants   and   dona-­ be  secured  by  the  end  of  the  spring   tions.   A   fundraising   campaign   on   so  the  site  can  be  excavated. the   website   indiegogo.com   raised   Organizers   are   in   the   process   of   $12,765   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   exceeding   the   groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   securing  both  town  and  state  permits.   $11,000  goal.  More  than  100  people   Members  of  the  playground  commit-­ contributed  money. tee   will   meet   with   the   town   design   Siringo  heralded  the  success  of  the   review  committee  on  March  24,  and   initial  fundraising  campaign. Siringo   said   she   expects   the   permit-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Indiegogo  was  a  tremendous  suc-­ ting  process  to  be  complete  within  the   cess,â&#x20AC;?   Siringo   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;It   was   a   great   next   month.   The   Bristol   selectboard   kickoff   for   us,   and   gave   us   a   lot   of   has  already  endorsed  the  project. visibility.â&#x20AC;? After  holding  a  contest  this  past  fall   Instead  of  turning  to  online  fund-­ in  which  anyone  was  welcome  to  sub-­ raising  this  time  around,  Siringo  said   mit  a  design,  the  committee  selected   WKHFRPPLWWHHZLOOJRIXUWKHUDÂżHOG a  plan  by  Mary  Beth  Stilwell  of  MB   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  going  to  try  to  broaden  our   architecture  +  design  of  Lincoln.  The   reach  to  (community)  members  who   new  playground  will  be  built  on  the   havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  taken  advantage  of  (Indiego-­ site  of  the  existing  playground,  which   go),   and   who   arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   as   dialed   in   to   has  swings  that  are  more  than  a  half-­ social  media,â&#x20AC;?  Siringo  said. century  old  and  elements  that  do  not   To   do   this,   Siringo   said   the   com-­ comply  with  the  ADA. mittee   plans   to   hold   an   outreach   Donations  can  be  made  through  the   event   on   the   Bristol   green   in   late   Paypal  function  on  the  Bristol  Green   April  or  early  May,  to  inform  people   Playground   Committee   Facebook   who  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  peruse  the  Internet  every   page.

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GABE    SHERMAN Observer,   where   he   reported   on   The  New  York  Times,  including  the   SDSHUÂśV Ă&#x20AC;DZHG FRYHUDJH RI 6DG-­ dam   Husseinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Weapons   of   Mass   Destruction   and   the   decision   to   delay  publishing  its  National  Secu-­ rity  Agency   wiretapping   exclusive   for   more   than   a   year.   He   reported   on   Judith   Millerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   standoff   with   Times  editors  and  reporters,  and  ul-­ WLPDWHO\VDWGRZQIRU0LOOHUÂśVÂżUVW interview   on   the   eve   of   her   resig-­ nation  from  the  paper.  From  2006-­ 2007,  Sherman  was  a  staff  writer  at   Conde  Nast  Portfolio.   He  has  served  as  a  guest  on  CNN,   Fox   News,   MSNBC,   ABC   World   News   and   National   Public   Radio,  

and  his  journalism  has  appeared  in   The  New  York  Times,  the  Guardian,   Slate,  GQ,  the  Atlantic,  Wired,  Out-­ side   Magazine   and   National   Geo-­ graphic   Adventure,   among   other   publications.   A   competitive   runner,   he   has   UXQVL[PDUDWKRQVDQG¿QLVKHGWKH 2003   New   York   City   Marathon   in   2:56:29.   He   has   also   run   up   the   stairs  of  the  Empire  State  Building   in  13:26.   Born  in  Newton,  Mass.,  Sherman   grew  up  outside  Washington,  D.C.,   and  later  in  Westport,  Conn.  He  at-­ tended   Middlebury   College,   and   currently   lives   in   New   York   City   with  his  wife,  Jennifer  Stahl.

Daily  to  step  down  in  2016 MIDDLEBURY  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Porter  Med-­ LFDO &HQWHU &KLHI ([HFXWLYH 2IÂż-­ FHU-DPHV/'DLO\KDVFRQÂżUPHG he  will  retire  from  his  position  by   early   2016,   after   what   will   have   been   32   years   at   the   helm   of   the   countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  top  health  care  organiza-­ tion  that  he  has  helped  transform.  

'DLO\  FRQÂżUPHG KLV SODQQHG departure  through  a  recent  letter  to   Porter  employees. He  has  pledged  to  participate  ac-­ tively  in  the  leadership  transition. The   Addison   Independent   next   week   will   run   a   longer   article   on   Dailyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  time  at  the  medical  center.

Monkton   (Continued  from  Page  2A) lectboard.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;She   comes   very   highly   recommended   to   me   through   people   I  trust.â&#x20AC;? The   board   had   previously   planned   to   decide   on   Stewartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   contract   at   a   March  19  meeting,  but  several  faculty   members   asked   the   board   to   delay   making  a  decision. In  a  letter,  teachers  Virginia  McLane   and  Stephanie  Murray  said  they  were   concerned   that   the   climate   in   the   school   had   not   adequately   improved   since  last  year,  when  nine  teachers  left   the  school  for  a  variety  of  reasons. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   met   with   Superintendent   Da-­ vid  Adams  on  March  5,  informing  him   of  concerns  we  continue  to  have,  that   adequate  progress  in  building  a  more   positive  climate  has  not  been  made,â&#x20AC;?  

the  letter  stated.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  ask  you  to  con-­ sider   the   option   to   table   the   agenda   item  â&#x20AC;Ś  until  it  is  clear  that  substantial   progress  has  been  made.â&#x20AC;? The  board  agreed  to  postpone  their   decision   and   scheduled   a   special   meeting  for  Monday,  for  the  sole  pur-­ pose  of  discussing  Stewartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  contract.   During   that   meeting,   the   board   dis-­ cussed   Stewartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   contract   in   execu-­ tive  session  and  ultimately  decided  to   renew  it. The   board   addressed   the   Monkton   faculty  in  its  release  on  Tuesday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  board  acknowledges  the  work   of   the   staff   in   adhering   to   policy   to   raise   matters   of   concern,â&#x20AC;?   the   state-­ ment   read.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   also   appreciate   the   staffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   ongoing   commitment   to   the   students  of  our  school.â&#x20AC;?

(Continued  from  Page  2A) get  wealthier,â&#x20AC;?  Sanders  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;If  these   trends  continue,  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  moving  in  the   direction  of  an  oligarchic  society  that   is   controlled   by   a   small   handful   of   billionaire  families.â&#x20AC;? Sanders,  who  is  the  longest-­serving   independent   member   of   Congress,   urged  his  colleagues  to  allocate  more   funds  for  job  creation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  need  to  create  millions  of  jobs   in  America   by   rebuilding   infrastruc-­ ture,   rebuilding   our   energy   system   and   shifting   to   sustainable   energy,â&#x20AC;?   Sanders  said. A   2010   study   done   by   the   U.S.   Census   Bureau   using   the   Gini   coef-­ ÂżFLHQWDIRUPXODXVHGWRFDOFXODWHLQ-­ come  inequality,  found  that  Vermont   ranked   19th   among   all   states.   Utah   had  the  least  income  disparity,  while   New  York  and  the  District  of  Colum-­ bia  had  the  highest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Economically,   we   have   tens   of   millions   of  Americans   who   have   al-­ most  nothing  in  their  bank  accounts,â&#x20AC;?   Sanders  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ordinary  people  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   buy  goods  and  services.â&#x20AC;? Sanders  said  that  little  progress  has   been  made  to  combat  income  inequal-­ ity  because  powerful  interests  oppose   measures  that  would  decrease  it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When   we   talk   about   income   and   wealth   inequality,   weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   taking   on   some   of   the   most   powerful   and   wealthy  special  interests  in  America,â&#x20AC;?   Sanders  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  Koch  brothers  are   worth  $80  billion,  who  are  spending   hundreds   of   millions   of   dollars   to   elect   candidates,   to   propagate   right-­ wing  mythology.â&#x20AC;? Sanders  said  it  is  unacceptable  that   in  the  United  States,  the  top  1  percent  

of  income  earners  own  38  percent  of   all  wealth,  while  the  bottom  60  per-­ cent   of   earners   collectively   control   just  2.3  percent. Âł1LQHW\ÂżYHSHUFHQWRIWKHQHZLQ-­ FRPHRYHUWKHODVWÂżYH\HDUVZHQWWR the  top  1  percent,â&#x20AC;?  Sanders  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   have  to  deal  with  that  issue.â&#x20AC;? Sanders   supports   raising   the   fed-­ eral   minimum   wage   and   preserving   entitlement  programs  like  Social  Se-­ curity,   Medicare   and   Medicaid.   He   argued   that   while   the   United   States   is  the  wealthiest  nation  in  the  world,   that  wealth  is  concentrated  among  top   earners  and  does  not  trickle  down  to   the   middle   class   and   working   fami-­ lies. The   senator,   who   is   considering   running   as   a   dark   horse   presidential   candidate  in  two  years,  said  he  would   use   a   hypothetical   campaign   to   fur-­ ther   his   advocacy   about   income   in-­ equality. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If   I   run   for   president   I   intend   to   use  that  platform  to  talk  about  income   inequality,   as   well   as   other   issues   I   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   think   get   enough   attention,â&#x20AC;?   Sanders  said. One  of  these  other  issues  is  climate   change,   which   Sanders   described   as   the   most   serious   environmental   cri-­ sis   facing   this   planet.   He   added   if   the  screening  and  talk  on  Sunday  go   well,  heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  seek  to  host  others  across   the  state.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   an   enormously   important   is-­ sue,   and   I   hope   other   members   of   Congress   have   similar   discussions,â&#x20AC;?   Sanders  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  glad  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  doing   this   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   technologically,   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   excited   about   having   a   simultaneous   meet-­ ing.â&#x20AC;?


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Shumlinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  bold  vision  shadows   a  weakness  amid  lofty  goals Gov.  Peter  Shumlinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  strength,  as  witnessed  by  his  Monday  visit  to   Middlebury  to  speak  at  a  legislative  luncheon,  is  the  mile-­high  clarity   through  which  he  sees  political  challenges. A  corresponding  weakness  is  that  he  too  quickly  dismisses  the  swamps   that  lie  in  the  weeds  of  detail  between  his  lofty  goals.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  trait  that   transcends  issues,  from  the  natural  gas  pipeline,  to  health  care  reform  and   school  governance. Consider  his  conviction  supporting  the  value  of  the  natural  gas   pipeline  running  through  Addison  County  on  its  way  to  Rutland,  via  the   International  Paper  plant  in  Ticonderoga,  N.Y.  His  perspective  is  based   on  a  few  unassailable  facts:  natural  gas  is  currently  50  percent  cheaper   WKDQSURSDQHRUKHDWLQJRLODWWKHSRLQWRIFRQVXPSWLRQLWFXWVFDUERQ HPLVVLRQVE\DERXWSHUFHQWFRPSDUHGWRIXHORLORUSURSDQHZKLOHLWLV DIRVVLOIXHOWKHVWDWHZRQÂśWKDYHWKHFDSDFLW\WREHSHUFHQWVXIÂżFLHQW on  renewable  energy  for  another  35  years,  so  (because  natural  gas  is  better   than  other  fossil  fuels)  we  should  use  natural  gas  as  a  bridge  fuel  until  the   market  determines  renewable  energy  is  less  expensive. Bam.  Case  closed. Only  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not.   Not  accounted  for  are  the  personal  tribulations  of  homeowners  as  they   deal  with  Vermont  Gas  Systems  and  the  likelihood  of  imminent  domain   proceedings,  and  this  basic  question:  Is  the  state  doing  all  it  should  for   Vermont  residents  in  these  circumstances? The  governor  answers  that  question  by  maintaining  that  the  highest   public  good  for  Vermont  is  to  create  a  robust  and  viable  economy.   Extending  the  natural  gas  pipeline,  he  argues,  reduces  living  expenses  for   WKRXVDQGVRI9HUPRQWUHVLGHQWVZLOOVDYHEXVLQHVVHVDQGLQGXVWULHVDORQJ WKHFRUULGRUKXQGUHGVRIPLOOLRQVRIGROODUVRYHUWKHQH[W\HDUVDQG will  create  more  jobs  for  those  living  in  the  areas  served.  Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  higher   public  good,  he  says,  than  rejecting  the  project  because  a  handful  of   residents  are  upset  it  diminishes  their  personal  property. Writ  large,  heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  right.   But  that  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  mean  the  state  cannot  also  argue  for  fair  treatment  of   SURSHUW\YDOXHVIRUDUHVSHFWIXOSURFHVVWKDWOLVWHQVWRUHVLGHQWVKHDUV WKHLUFRQFHUQVDQGDQVZHUVWKHPLQDSRLQWE\SRLQWPDQQHUDQGSHUKDSV even  argues  for  a  common  defense  fund  to  help  affected  property  owners   recoup  in  cash  payments  the  diminished  value  of  their  property. What  Shumlinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  cool  logic  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  adequately  factor  is  that  the  public   good  for  thousands  of  Vermonters  comes  at  the  expense  of  a  very  few   property  owners  under  whose  land  the  pipeline  travels.   The  protestors,  in  frustration,  are  striking  out  at  many  things  they   perceive  as  injustices  and  fears  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  from  property  loss,  to  safety  concerns,   to  aesthetics  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  but  if  the  state  could  provide  a  process  by  which  the   DIIHFWHGODQGRZQHUVVDZDIDLUHUUHWXUQIRUWKRVHZKRDUHVDFULÂżFLQJWKH most,  perhaps  the  rancor  would  diminish. Passing  that  task  off  to  the  Public  Service  Board,  while  leaving  his   administration  out  of  the  mix,  isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  the  message  Addison  County  residents   were  hoping  to  hear  and  only  contributes  to  the  mess  within  the  weeds. ********** On  the  stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  role  in    funding  education,  the  problem  is  complex,  the   governor  says,  but  not  complicated.  The  state  currently  faces  a  declining   VWXGHQWSRSXODWLRQZLWKÂż[HGVFKRROFRVWVWKDWDUHFRPSRXQGHGE\D system  heavy  on  labor  (teachers)  with  health  care  costs  that  are  triple   LQĂ&#x20AC;DWLRQ7KHORQJWHUPDQVZHULVWRFRQVROLGDWHVRIHZHUWHDFKHUVDQG administrators  are  paid  to  teach  a  declining  number  of  students. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  common  sense.  Particularly  when  Vermonters  understand  that   the  state  teacher-­pupil  ratio  is  the  lowest  in  the  nation  at  9.4-­1,  which  the   national  average  is  16-­1.   7KDWÂśVWKHLVVXH+RZWKHVWDWHÂżQDQFHVHGXFDWLRQLVDGLVWUDFWLRQ 6KXPOLQVD\VEHFDXVHWKHVWDWHFRQVWLWXWLRQ DVFRQÂżUPHGLQ%ULJKDPY State)  insists  all  students  have  equal  access  to �� educational  opportunity.  No   better  funding  law  has  been  suggested,  Shumlin  maintains,  and  until  it  is   the  state  must  deal  with  the  current  funding  model  and  focus  on  running  a   PRUHFRVWHIÂżFLHQWV\VWHP&DVHFORVHG Shumlinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  message  is  clear:  What  we  have  today  isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  making  the   grade,  he  says,  and  the  worst  thing  we  could  do  is  refuse  to  try  to  do  better   by  staying  the  same  course.   7KHVZDPSKHVNLUWVLVÂżOOHGZLWKWKHYHVWLJHVRIORFDOFRQWUROSURSHUW\ tax  fairness  and  the  uncertainty  that  the  proposed  changes  will  lead  to   better  student  outcomes. ************ Ditto  on  health  care  reform.  Shumlinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  operating  premise  is  this:  If   we  had  kept  the  status  quo,  health  care  costs  would  have  consumed  40   percent  of  a  Vermontersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  household  income  by  2020.  Such  growth  was   not  sustainable,  so  the  system  had  to  change.   &DVHGLVPLVVHGGHWDLOVSHQGLQJ 9HUPRQW+HDOWK&RQQHFWLVWKHÂżUVWVWHSLQWKHUHIRUPLQLWLDWLYHVDQG moves  toward  a  single-­payer  system  that  change  the  system  from  a  fee-­ for-­service  based  on  quantity  of  treatments  to  a  system  based  on  the   quality  of  care.  It  is  a  major  overhaul  of  the  health  care  system. Neither  the  governor  nor  the  Green  Mountain  Care  board  know  all  the   details,  or  how  it  will  work  out  in  the  end,  but  at  the  same  time  they  are   FRQÂżGHQWLWZLOOEHEHWWHUWKDQOHDYLQJWKLQJVDVWKH\ZHUHKHDGHGIRU certain  collapse.  At  least  now,  the  governor  says,  we  have  the  opportunity   to  get  it  right  and  set  the  state  on  a  more  secure  path  to  prosperity. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  bold  optimism  mixed  with  a  saucy,  practical  approach  to   problem  solving  that  starts  by  bringing  all  issues  down  to  commonsense   realities  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  and  then  letting  others  deal  with  the  unintended  consequences   that  inevitably  follow  changes  that  are  so  fundamentally  disruptive. It  is  an  effective  way  to  push  for  change  on  the  big  ideas.  Whether  it   also  produces  effective  outcomes  will  be  the  governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  legacy. Angelo  S.  Lynn

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Ilsley  Library   staff  very  helpful I  am  writing  to  express  my  sin-­ cere  thanks  of  appreciation  to  the   staff  at  the  Ilsley  Public  Library  in   Middlebury.  As  the  organizer  for   Rural  Vermont,  a  statewide  farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   advocacy  organization,  we  utilized   the  libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  community  meeting   room  on  March  19  for  Rural  Ver-­ montâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  hemp  networking  event  with   Full  Sun  Company  of  Middlebury.   The  staff  at  the  library  was  extraor-­ dinarily  helpful  in  ensuring  the  suc-­ cess  of  the  event,  and  went  above   and  beyond  my  expectations. Many  communities  throughout   the  state  are  facing  challenges  in   ÂżQGLQJWKHDSSURSULDWHIXQGLQJ sources  to  maintain  these  commu-­ nity  resources.  Libraries  such  as  the   Ilsley  Library  are  vital  resources  in   maintaining  connections  with  Ver-­ montâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  unique  communities.  I  am   grateful  for  those  services  and  look   forward  to  having  the  opportunity  to   host  an  event  again  at  the  Ilsley. Robb  Kidd Montpelier

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Balancing  act RIPTON   ELEMENTARY   SCHOOL   student   Mckenna   Raymond   passes   a   spinning   plate   to   classmate   Beth  McIntosh  while  Addison  Dunakin  awaits  her  turn  during  a  circus  workshop  at  the  school  Tuesday   morning.  Rick  Davis  from  Circus  Smirkus  is  working  with  the  school  all  week. Independent  photo/Trent  Campbell

I  google,  therefore  I  am  ...  what?! You   may   have   noticed   that   I   rarely   cover   the   meati-­ er   topics   in   this   column.   Heaviosity   just   ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   my   bag,   man.  But  sometimes  we  have  to  face  the  deep  questions.   Deeper  than  politics  or  religion  or  work  or  love.  Some-­ times  we  have  to  dig  as  deep  as  we  can  and  get  our  hands   dirty  and  really  examine  the  self.  The  me.  The  I.  The  us.   Who   am   I?   This   is   a   question   that   has   been   pondered   through   the   ages.  Aristotle,   Plato,   Lao   Tzu,   Nietzsche,   Descartes,   Spinoza,   Rousseau   and   that  guy  I  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  ever  remember  â&#x20AC;Ś  oh   yeah,   Kant,   have   all   tackled   it.   But   have  they  cracked  it? Is   it   even   crackable?   Is   crackable   even   a   word?   Maybe   not,   on   both   counts,   but   recently   the   all-­powerful   By Trent Internet  has  come  through  with  what  it   Campbell GRHVEHVWSURYLGHXVZLWKLQÂżQLWHDQG really  adorable,  kitten  videos.  No,  no,   QR7KLVLVZKDWLWGRHVSURYLGHXVZLWKLQÂżQLWHZLVGRP and  serenity.  It  answers  all  questions.  And  recently  several   websites,  most  notably  Buzzfeed  and  Zimbio,  have  used   some  kind  of  supercomputer  technology  and  their  access   to  the  entirety  of  human  knowledge  to  create  intellectually   and   philosophically   demanding   questionnaires   that   are   PHDQWWRDGGUHVVWKHDJHROGTXHVWLRQ6R,ÂżQDOO\KDYHDQ answer.  Who  am  I?  According  to  the  Internet  I  am  Princess   Leia.  No,  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not  it.  I  am  Ronald  Reagan.  No,  wait.  I  am   a  Snickerdoodle.  Ah  nuts,  I  am  Gilligan. You   remember   Gilligan?   From   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gilliganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Island?â&#x20AC;?   They  say  we  are  currently  in  the  golden  age  of  television,   what   with   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Breaking   Badâ&#x20AC;?   and   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Good   Wifeâ&#x20AC;?   and   â&#x20AC;&#x153;House  of  Cardsâ&#x20AC;?  and  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mad  Men.â&#x20AC;?  But  to  some  of  us  of   a  certain  age  the  golden  age  of  television  begins  and  ends   with  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gilliganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Island.â&#x20AC;?  This  was  the  show  that  stranded  

Over  the  past  several  weeks,  Ver-­ monters  in  Cornwall,  Shoreham  and   Monkton  have  said  NO  to  Vermont   Gasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  fracked  gas  pipeline  proposal.   Voters  are  speaking  up  against  al-­ lowing  such  risky  business  into  their   communities  in  powerful  numbers:   DQGHYHQE\DIÂżUPD-­ tive  voice. It  is  clear  that  Vermont  is  at  the   forefront  of  environmental  issues.   7KLVKDVEHHQH[HPSOLÂżHGE\EH-­ LQJWKHÂżUVWVWDWHWREDQK\GUDXOLF fracturing  last  year,  to  the  ambitious   pursuit  to  be  90  percent  renewable   energy  by  2050,  amongst  many   others. As  a  state  that  banned  fracking   VSHFLÂżFDOO\EHFDXVHLWLVVRGLUW\DQG dangerous  to  local  communities,  it   would  be  hypocritical  and  an  act  of   regression  to  lock  ourselves  into  50   to  100  more  years  of  dependency   on  fracked  gas  and  other  fossil  fuels   when  climate  change  requires  that   we  move  swiftly  and  promptly  to-­ ward  renewables.  To  put  it  frankly,   we  will  not  meet  our  stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  energy   goals  if  fossil  fuel  projects  con-­ tinue  to  be  approved,  and  Vermont   is  better  than  that.  The  climate   FKDQJHFULVLVZHÂżQGRXUVHOYHVLQ has  grown  severe  enough  that  we   do  not  have  time  to  put  climate   change  on  the  back  burner,  therefore   demanding  a  most  dramatic  change   in  ethos  that  Vermont  has  a  chance   to  pioneer. I  urge  Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  elected  lead-­ ers,  Gov.  Shumlin,  and  the  Public   Service  Board  to  do  their  part  in  the   endeavor  to  reclaim  our  planet  in  a   healthy,  responsible  way,  and  op-­ pose  the  fracked  gas  pipeline. Christina  Fornaciari Burlington

seven  people  on  an  uncharted  island  after  their  tour  boat   ran  into  a  heavy  storm.  They  were  unable  to  repair  their   minimally   damaged   boat   but   they   were   able   to   build,   mostly  from  coconuts  and  bamboo,  a  lie  detector,  a  pool   table,   a   washing   machine,   a   hot-­air   balloon,   a   Geiger   counter   and   a   battery   charger.   Most   weeks   some   guest   star  would  manage  to  arrive  on  the  island  and  leave,  still   stranding  our  beloved  seven.  It  was  remarkable.  Writing   that  show  took  genius. The  real  genius,  though,  happened   many   years   after   the   show   went   off   the  air  when  someone  wrote  a  book   or   an   article   or   something   (this   is   a   question  the  Internet  cannot  seem  to   answer)   about   how   everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   per-­ sonality   matches   that   of   either   Gil-­ ligan,  The  Skipper,  The  Millionaire,   his   wife,   The   Movie   Star,   The   Pro-­ fessor  or  Mary  Ann.  And  now  quizzes  that  reveal  what   character  from  television  or  the  movies  you  are,  or  even   what   cookie   you   are,   have   exploded   online.   It   seems   like  every  day  a  friend  on  Facebook  reveals  that  he  or   she  is  Augustus  Gloop  or  The  Fonz  or  a  chocolate  chip   cookie. 7KHÂżUVWTXL]WKDWFDXJKWP\H\HZDVÂł:KDW6WDU:DUV character  are  you?â&#x20AC;?  Being  a  Star  Wars  fan  from  way  back   I  immediately  took  four  different  quizzes.  Turns  out  I  am   either  Princess  Leia,  Yoda,  Chewbacca  or  Qui-­Gon  Jinn,   depending  on  who  you  ask.  Leiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  hairdo  would  not  suit   me,  Yoda  is  a  little  short  (and  too  green)  and  Chewbacca   Thank  you,  Brandon  voters,  for   is  a  hairy  mess.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  stick  with  Qui-­Gon. Soon   I   was   rolling   through   dozens   of   quizzes.   I   am   \RXUYRWHVDQGFRQÂżGHQFHLQPHDV Michelle   Tanner   from   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Full   House,â&#x20AC;?  Al   from   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Happy   your  new  town  clerk  and  treasurer.   Thanks  also  to  those  who  worked   (See  Clippings,  Page  5A) with  me  and  supported  me  during   WKHFDPSDLJQ\RXZHUHLQGLVSHQV-­ able. $V,FRPSOHWHP\ÂżUVWIXOOZHHN April  15  is  just  around  the  corner,  and  you  know  what   sees  a  looming  date  on  the  calendar  and  immediately  be-­ I  want  to  thank  the  supportive  and   WKDWPHDQV7LPHWRKRQH\RXUÂżQHVWSURFUDVWLQDWLRQWHFK-­ gins  plotting  ways  to  avoid  preparing  for  it.  People  have   ZHOFRPLQJVWDIIDWWKHWRZQRIÂżFH niques. been  doing  it  for  centuries. Everyone  has  been  patient  as  I   Hey,  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  no  coincidence  that  spring  cleaning  coincides   For  example,  why  do  you  think  the  Gettysburg  Address   learn  the  ropes.  Thank  you  too  to   with   tax   season.  You   start   thinking   about   capital   gains,   was  so  short?  Because  Lincoln  had  spent  the  day  before   the  crew  at  the  Rutland  Northeast   QRQTXDOLÂżHGGHGXFWLRQVWKUHVKROGVDQGH[FOXVLRQVDQG rearranging   his   collection   of   stovepipe   hats,   thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   why.   Supervisory  Union.  I  am  happy  to   what  do  you  say  to  yourself?  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wow,  when  is  the  last  time   He  is  reported  to  have  said,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;All  right,  Mary,  get  off  my   report  that  the  irreplaceable  Luanne   I  washed  and  ironed  all  the  curtains?  I  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  possibly  deal   back:  I  know  I  have  to  get  to  that  speech.  But  my  hat  shelf   Merkert  is  staying  on  as  assistant   with   my   offshore   exempt   dividends   is  a  disaster.  I  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  work  until  I  get  it   town  clerk. until  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  taken  care  of  those.â&#x20AC;? sorted  out.â&#x20AC;? I  look  forward  to  serving  the   Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   nothing   like   an   impending   Had  he  left  himself  time  to  write  a   residents  of  Brandon  for  a  good   deadline  to  inspire  you  to  do  the  bor-­ second   draft,   you   can   bet   he   would   long  time. ing   stuff   you   generally   avoid.   When   have   at   least   tightened   up   that   â&#x20AC;&#x153;four   Sue  Gage the  task  in  question  is  overwhelming,   score   and   seven   years   agoâ&#x20AC;?   bit.   (As   Town  Clerk  and  Treasurer unpleasant  or scary  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  or,  in  the  case   DGGUHVVHV JR LW ZDV ÂżQH RYHUDOO WKH Brandon of   taxes,   all   of   the   above   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   the   best   opening  could  have  used  a  little  edit-­ way  to  handle  it  is  to  put  it  off  as  long   ing,  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  all  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  saying.) as  possible  and  then  barrel  through  it   I   have   read   that   you   procrastinate   By Jessie Raymond in  a  dead  panic  at  the  very  last  minute.   because   you   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   know   how   to   get   You  can  blame  the  lack  of  time  on  all   started  and  worry  you  wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  do  a  good   I  read  with  amusement  the  recent,   WKHRWKHUVWXIIWKDWDEVROXWHO\KDGWRJHWGRQHÂżUVWDQGDV job.  This  makes  sense.  But  I  think  instead  of  treating  pro-­ DERQXV\RXFDQH[FXVHWKHGXELRXVTXDOLW\RIWKHÂżQDO FUDVWLQDWLRQDVDĂ&#x20AC;DZ\RXVKRXOGHPEUDFHLW$IWHUDOOLW unprompted,  spluttering  invec-­ product  on  the  unavoidable  rush. gets  you  to  take  care  of  all  kinds  of  monotonous  tasks  that   tive  that  Mr.  Peter  Grant  leveled  at   ,QWKHQH[WZHHNRUWZRWD[ÂżOHUVDOORYHUWKHFRXQWU\ would   never   get   done   if   you   werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   facing   a   stressful   Ayn  Rand  and  the  philosophy  she   espoused  in  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Atlas  Shrugged.â&#x20AC;?  This   will  develop  a  sudden  need  to  clean  behind  their  refrig-­ deadline. erators  and  untangle  and  color-­code  their  computer  cords   I  no  longer  have  the  pressure  of  tax  prep  to  drive  my   response  is  hardly  surprising,  as  Ayn   ² DQ\WKLQJ WR DYRLG ÂżJXULQJ RXW KRZ WR UHSRUW ÂłUHLP-­ spring  cleaning  mojo,  since  we  get  our  taxes  profession-­ Randâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  hard-­edged,  black-­and-­white   bursements   made   (or   treated   as   made)   under   a   nonac-­ ally  done  these  days.  But  I  have  other  ways  to  make  pro-­ cautionary  tales  have  always  chafed   countable  plan,  even  if  they  are  for  deductible  expenses   crastination  a  part  of  my  life,  all  year  long.  If  you,  too,   WKRVHZKRDUHFRQÂżGHQWWKDWWKH\ (a  nonaccountable  plan  is  any  plan  that  does  not  meet  the   have  passed  your  taxes  off  to  someone  else,  I  suggest  you   know  what  is  best  for  their  fellow   rules  for  an  accountable  plan  as  described  in  Chapter  5  of   ÂżQGDKREE\WKDWUHTXLUHVDQRQJRLQJFRPPLWPHQW7KDW man. 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ADDISON COUNTY

Obituaries

Ronald Sullivan, 78, Middlebury MIDDLEBURY   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Ronald   Patrick   Sullivan,   78,   of   Middlebury,  Vermont,   passed   away   peacefully   on   March Â�� 20,   2014,   at   Helen   Porter   Healthcare   &   Rehabilitation   Center.   Born   on   April   11,  1935,  in  Worcester,  Massachusetts,   to   Cornelius   and   Beatrice   (Croteau)   Sullivan,  he  attended  the  College  of  the   Holy  Cross  before  joining  the  Navy. While   on   active   duty,   he   served   on   the  USS  Antietam  (CV  36),  the  worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   ÂżUVW WUXH DQJOHGGHFN DLUFUDIW FDUULHU The  highlight  of  his  naval  career  came   in   October   1956.   Antietam   cruised   to   the   waters   of   the   eastern   Atlantic   for   NATO   ASW   exercises   and   good will   visits   to   ports   in   allied   countries.   While   the   carrier   was   in   Rotterdam,   the  Suez  crisis  broke  out  in  the  eastern   Mediterranean.  Antietam   cut   short   her   visit  and  headed  for  the  Mediterranean   to   bolster   the   6th   Fleet   during   the   evacuation   of   American   citizens   from   Alexandria,  Egypt. After   his   service,   he   completed   his   studies   at   Worcester   Junior   College,   served  in  the  Naval  Reserves  and  spent  

Catherine Dwyer, 89, Middlebury MIDDLEBURY   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Catherine   E.   Dwyer   died   peacefully   Thursday,   March  20,  2014,  at  home  in  Middlebury. She   was   born   Aug.   6,   1924,   to   Joseph   and   Anna   (Kelly)   Cables   in   Poughkeepsie,   N.Y.   She   graduated   from  the  Hudson  River  State  Hospital   School  of  Nursing  in  1945.  She  married   John   M.   Dwyer   in   Poughkeepsie   in   1946.   They   moved   to   Venice,   Fla.,   in   1972.   There   she   worked   in   obstet rics   and   critical   care   units   until   her   retirement. After   her   husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   death   in   1996   her  sister  Agnes  came  to  live  with  her   and  they  enjoyed  many  years  together.   She  moved  to  Eastview  in  2012  to  be   closer  to  her  children.  She  showed  great  

courage  facing  challenges  over  the  last   year,  meeting  them  with  determination   and   gratitude   for   each   day   and   with   love  for  her  family  and  caregivers.   She  is  survived  by  her  children,  Diane   5RJHU  'Z\HU0F1DOO\ RI .HQGDOO N.Y.;͞   John   Dwyer   Jr.   of   Brattleboro;͞   Joanna   Etka   of   Bristol;͞   grandchildren   Brendan   (Jessica)   McNally,   Caitlin   (Matthew)   Bilotti,   Meaghan   (Daniel)   Donello,  Catherine  Etka,  Patrick  Etka   DQG 3HWHU (WND JUHDWJUDQGGDXJKWHU Riley   McNally;͞   siblings   Agnes   Riley   and  Charles  Cables;͞  and  several  nieces   and  nephews. She   will   be   interred   beside   her   husband   at   Arlington   National   &HPHWHU\¸

CATHERINE  E.  DWYER

Arthur Pepin, 68, Cornwall CORNWALL  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Arthur  A.  Pepin,   68,  a  resident  of  Cornwall  for  the  past   several   years,   passed   away   peace fully  Monday,  March  24,  2014,  at  his   home   following   a   period   of   failing   health.     %RUQ LQ 6SULQJÂżHOG 0DVV $SULO 3,   1945,   he   was   the   son   of   the   late   Albert  and  Eula  (Burns)  Pepin.     +HZDVDORQJWLPHURRIHUDQGVHOI employed  carpenter.     He   served   in   the   United   States   Navy   during   the   Vietnam   era,   was   a   member   and   past   commander   of   Veterans   of   Foreign   Wars,   Middlebury   Post   7823.   He   was   a   member  of  the  American  Legion,  Post   27   of   Middlebury   and   the   Fraternal   Order  of  Eagles  of  Vergennes.  

His   family   says   he   enjoyed   hunt LQJDQGÂżVKLQJDQGZDVDQDYLGELUG watcher.     Surviving  family  members  include   two   daughters,   Kimberly   K.   Pepin   of   Simsbury,   Conn.,   and   Nicole   A.   Pepin   of   Ellington,   Conn.;Íž   three   sisters,   Alberta   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Snookieâ&#x20AC;?   Pepin   of   Marietta,   N.Y.,   Sandra   Main   of   Union,   W.V.,     and   Darlene   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dollyâ&#x20AC;?   +LQVRQ3HSLQ RI &D\XWD 1< DQG his   longtime   companion,     Barbara   Marquis  of  Cornwall.   Services  will  be  private  and  held  at   the  convenience  of  the  family.       Memorial    donations  may  be  made   the   Wounded   Warrior   Project,   P.O.   Box   758517,   Topeka,   KS   66675.   (woundedwarriorproject.org)

May  the  road  rise  to  meet  you. May  the  wind  be  always  at  your  back. May   the   sun   shine   warm   upon   your   face. $QGUDLQVIDOOVRIWXSRQ\RXUÂżHOGV And  until  we  meet  again, May   God   hold   you   in   the   hollow   of   His  hand. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Irish  Blessing Arrangements  were  under  the  direc WLRQ RI 6DQGHUVRQ'XFKDUPH )XQHUDO Home,  Middlebury,  www.sandersonfu QHUDOVHUYLFHFRP¸

BRISTOL   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Lawrence   James   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jimmyâ&#x20AC;?  LaDue,  79,  died  Wednesday,   March   12,   2014,   while   on   vacation,   at   Fawcett   Memorial   Hospital   in   Port   Charlotte,  Fla. He   was   born   in   Richford   on   July   19,   1934.   He   was   the   son   of   Fred   and   Beatrice   (Stanhope)   LaDue.   He   was  a  former  resident  of  the  Brandon   Training   School.   Those   who   knew   him  say  he  enjoyed  riding  and  summer   weather. Surviving   are   a   sister,   Marion   Roberts   of   Windsor;Íž   his   care   provid ers,   Charlotte   Pelkey   of    Bristol   and  

ARTHUR  PEPIN

Morgan   Brown   of   Salisbury;Íž   his   case   manager,   Trudy   Booska   of   Brandon;Íž   and   his   guardian,   Linda   Vondle   of   Shoreham. He   was   predeceased   by   his   parents   and  several  siblings. A  memorial  service  â&#x20AC;&#x153;In  Celebration   of  His  Lifeâ&#x20AC;?  will  be  held  on  Monday,   April  7,  2014,  at  noon  at  the  Miller  &   Ketcham   Funeral   Home   in   Brandon.   The   Rev.   Robert   Bove,   pastor   of   the   %UDQGRQ%DSWLVW&KXUFKZLOORIÂżFLDWH A   private   burial   will   take   place   in   the   spring,   at   Ascutney   Cemetery   in   Windsor.

JAMES  LADUE

Phase  II  pipeline  up  for  discussion VRFDOOHG (FRQRPLF 'HYHORSPHQW Initiative   parcel,   which   for   the   past   GHFDGHKDVEHHQVFRSHGIRUPL[HG use  development  to  provide  another   magnet  for  the  downtown. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This   is   an   incredibly   generous   proposal   from   the   college,   and   it   provides   the   selectboard   and   the   town   of   Middlebury   with   a   unique   opportunity   to   work   together   to   determine   how   to   use   this   prop erty,   which   is   located   in   the   heart   of  our  downtown,â&#x20AC;?  said  selectboard   Chairman   Dean   George.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   would   personally   like   to   thank   President   Liebowitz   for   his   vision   in   propos ing  this.â&#x20AC;? Instead   of   the   college   selling   the   property   to   a   developer   for   a   plan   the   town   would   vet   through   its   permitting   process,   the   town   now   will  carry  sway  over  proposals  from   WKHJHWJR*HRUJHVDLG â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   appreciative   to   President   Liebowitz   and   the   college   for   their   vision;Íž   now   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   time   for   us,   as   a   community,   to   create   our   vision   and  make  this  into  something  really   valuable,â&#x20AC;?   said   Selectman   Nick   Artim. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It   has   a   lot   of   potential,â&#x20AC;?   Selectwoman   Laura   Asermily   said   of  the  parcel. The   selectboard   will   next   decide   how  to  proceed  with  soliciting  input   on  how  the  property  should  be  used   and   developed.   It   is   currently   the   site   of   a   municipal   parking   lot  

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serving   the   library   and   down-­â&#x20AC;? town  businesses.  Its  location  near   the   Otter   Creek   and   Main   Street   should  make  it  a  coveted  spot  for   Â&#x2022;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2021; Â&#x2122;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160; Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021; Â&#x201D;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2030;Â&#x160;Â&#x2013; Ď?Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2026;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022; and  business  plan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From   my   perspective,   this   is   a   fantastic   opportunity   for   our   community,â&#x20AC;?   said   Jamie   Gaucher,   director   of   Middleburyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   new   2IÂżFH RI %XVLQHVV 'HYHORSPHQW  Innovation.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   level   of   coopera tion,  the  degree  of  dialogue  and  the   creative   process   around   our   public/ private   partnerships   in   Middlebury   are  remarkable.  The  dynamic  leader ship  here  was  attractive  to  me  when   my   family   and   I   were   considering   moving  to  Middlebury  last  year  and   I  think  it  continues  to  be  one  of  our   communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  greatest  assets.â&#x20AC;? While   the   selectboard   has   yet   to   delineate  the  planning  process  going   forward   for   the   property,   Gaucher   said   he   expects   â&#x20AC;&#x153;we   will   start   with   a   blank   slate   and   consider   any   and   all   alternatives   around   how   we   bring  additional  value  to  downtown   Middlebury.â&#x20AC;? 2IÂżFLDOV KDYH \HW WR DQQRXQFH a   demolition   date   for   the   Lazarus   building.  Once  cleared,  the  Lazarus   site   will   allow   for   the   widening   of   the   adjacent   Printerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Alley   link   from   Main   Street   to   the   Marble   Works  complex. Reporter   John   Flowers   is   at   johnf@addisonindependent.com.

Selectboard  in   Middlebury  sets  a     hearing  on  April  29   By  JOHN  FLOWERS MIDDLEBURY  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  In  addition  to   learning  about  Middlebury  Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   intention   to   turn   over   land   behind   Ilsley  Library  to  the  town  for  devel opment,  the  Middlebury  selectboard   at   their   meeting   on   Tuesday   also   discussed   a   number   of   other   issues   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  most  notably  a  proposed  natural   gas  pipeline. The  board  agreed  to  hold  a  special   selectboard   meeting   on   Tuesday,   April  29,  at  7  p.m.  to  discuss  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  and   receive   public   feedback   on   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   the   SURSRVHG 3KDVH ,, RI WKH $GGLVRQ Rutland   Natural   Gas   Project.   Phase   II   calls   for   a   natural   gas   pipeline   to   be   extended   from   Middlebury   to   the   International   Paper   mill   in   Ticonderoga,   N.Y.   The   project,   pitched   by   Vermont   Gas   Systems,   has   drawn   considerable   opposition   from   some   affected   landowners,   who  are  raising  concerns  about  how   the  pipeline  might  affect  their  prop erty,  safety  and  environment.   The   town   of   Cornwall   has   taken   D SDUWLFXODUO\ XQLÂżHG VWDQG DJDLQVW the   proposal,   which   is   currently   under  review  by  the  Vermont  Public   Service   Board.   The   PSB   wants   to   hear   from   Middlebury   as   one   of   the   affected   communities,   and   to  

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The pose.â&#x20AC;?   It   is   the   ings   and   also   ourselves   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   if   we   answer,   but   I   latter comes time   when   you   lie   consciously   nourish   the   idea   of   have   learned   a   down   and   relax   avoiding   future   suffering   through-­ few   things   by   from a place completely,   letting   out  the  hours  of  our  days? practicing   multi-­ of steadiness, your   body   sink   Cultivating   this   way   of   being   ple   â&#x20AC;&#x153;downward-­ LQWR WKH Ă&#x20AC;RRU %XW is   harder   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   and   certainly   more   facing   dogâ&#x20AC;?   and   while the former this   pose   is   still   complex   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   than   loosening   oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   â&#x20AC;&#x153;warriorâ&#x20AC;?  poses. part   of   the   prac-­ hamstrings.   Nor   can   it   be   forced.   usually begins First,   I   have   tice,  not  a  matter  of   But   I   like   the   idea   of   trying   to   learned  that  forc-­ (and almost â&#x20AC;&#x153;OK,   weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   done.â&#x20AC;?   â&#x20AC;&#x153;deepen   the   poseâ&#x20AC;?   of   our   daily   ing   something   always ends) In   savasana   one   encounters,   with   the   intention   of   is   quite   differ-­ harvests  the  fruit  of   avoiding  the  many  â&#x20AC;&#x153;small  sâ&#x20AC;?  suffer-­ ent   from   being   with being the   practice   notic-­ LQJV ZH PLJKW DFFLGHQWDOO\ LQĂ&#x20AC;LFW persistent.   The   VLJQLĂ&#x20AC;FDQWO\RXW ing  its  physical  and   And   for   that,   I   have   Joanna   (and   latter   comes   spiritual   effects.   Patanjali)  to  thank. of balance. from   a   place   It   is   also   the   time   Rebecca  Kneale  Gould  is  senior   of   steadiness,   when  we  get  to  hear   lecturer   in   environmental   stud-­ while   the   former   Joanna   chant,   in   ies   at   Middlebury   College   and   a   usually   begins   (and   almost   always   PHOOLĂ&#x20AC;XRXV WRQHV IURP WKH Âł<RJD â&#x20AC;&#x153;boutique  shepherdâ&#x20AC;?  in  Monkton.  

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CLARK  HINSDALE,  CENTER,  and  Jim  Morse  listen  as  Gov.  Peter  Shumlin  makes  a  point  at  the  Legislative   Lunch  at  the  American  Legion  in  Middlebury  Monday. Independent  photo/Trent  Campbell

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(Continued  from  Page  1A) excellence   threshold   to   have   three   Leaving   the   current   health   care   challenged   on   his   support   for   the   or  four  kids  sitting  in  a  classroom,â&#x20AC;?   ÂżQDQFLQJ V\VWHP XQFKHFNHG LV QRW Addison-­Rutland   Natural   Gas   he   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;There   is   a   size   in   classes   an  option,  according  to  Shumlin. Project. that   gets   so   small   that   it   not   only   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  are  right  now  on  a  trajectory   Shumlin  said  he  is  open  to  listen-­ breaks   the   taxpayersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   backs,   but   to   disaster,â&#x20AC;?   he   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   question   ing   to   suggestions   on   how   to   ease   more   important   it   is   a   disservice   to   is,  how  do  we  right  the  ship?â&#x20AC;? Vermontersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   school   taxes,   but   those   the  students  in  the  classroom.  There   Shumlin   believes   the   answer   lies   who   want   to   repeal   the   current   is  a  critical  mass.â&#x20AC;? in  two  areas. education   funding   law   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Act   68   Shumlin   believes   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   unrealistic   â&#x20AC;&#x153;First,   we   have   the   Green   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   must   make   sure   that   it   passes   to   expect   the   Legislature   to   reform   Mountain   Care   Board   work   with   constitutional   muster.   The   law   education   funding   this   session.   In   our  providers  to  move  to  a  delivery   and   its   predecessor,   Act   60,   were   the  short  term,  he  has  asked  lawmak-­ system  that  gets  better  outcomes  by   passed  in  response   HUVWRÂżQGDZD\WR spending  less  money  than  we  other-­ to   the   Vermont   limit  the  statewide   wise   would,   because   the   premium-­ Supreme   Courtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m suspicious of property   tax   rate   based  system  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  support  the  level   1997   Brigham   v.   increase   to   4-­5   of  growth  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  going  on,â&#x20AC;?  he  said.   State   ruling   that   calls for â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;repealâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; cents,   as   opposed   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  also  need  to  reform  the  way  we   declared  the  stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   or â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;replaceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (of Act to   the   7   cents   that   pay  for  health  care.â&#x20AC;? education   funding   has   been   fore-­ The   governor   is   particularly   system   unconsti-­ 68) when there FDVWHG IRU ÂżVFDO adamant   about   purging   â&#x20AC;&#x153;stranded   tutional   because   isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a constituyear  2015. costsâ&#x20AC;?  out  of  the  current  health  care   SINGLE-­PAYER   property   wealthy   system.  Stranded  costs  represent  the   tional alternative HEALTH  CARE communities   had   medical  expenses  that  the  uninsured   a   greater   capacity   that would work The   gover-­ and   under-­insured   cannot   pay   and   to   raise   educa-­ better than what nor   acknowl-­ are  therefore  passed  along  to  people   tion   property   tax   edged   a   grow-­ with   good   health   care   coverage,   dollars  than  poorer   we have.â&#x20AC;? ing   concern   and   thereby   boosting   their   premiums.   c o m m u n i t i e s .   â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Gov. Peter Shumlin curiosity   among   Shumlin   also   believes   that   health   Act   68   equalizes   Vermonters   about   FDUH SUHPLXPV VKRXOG EHWWHU UHĂ&#x20AC;HFW school   districtsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   how   the   state   a  consumerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  ability  to  pay. ability   to   pay   through   an   income   is   going   to   pay   for   its   impending   â&#x20AC;&#x153;This  is  hard  stuff,â&#x20AC;?  Shumlin  said   sensitivity  provision. (2017)   conversion   to   a   single-­payer   in   reaction   to   questions   of   why   a   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   difference   between   this   health   insurance   system.   Shumlin   VLQJOHSD\HU ÂżQDQFLQJ SODQ KDV QRW Shumlin   said   he   is   generally   debate   and   the   last   debates   weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   VDLG KH LV FRQÂżGHQW LQ WKH WHDP RI yet  been  unveiled.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  want  a  plan   pleased  with  the  manner  in  which  the   had   about   school   funding   formula   RIÂżFLDOVKHKDVDVVHPEOHGWRSUHSDUH that   works.   We   have   a   great   team   2014  legislative  session  is  unfolding. reform  is  that  there  is  no  one  walk-­ DÂżQDQFLQJSODQZKLFKKHH[SHFWVWR working   on   it.   Getting   this   right   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   think   the   Legislature   has   done   ing   around   with   a   plan   in   their   be  completed  this  year. really  matters.â&#x20AC;? a   great   job   trying   to   balance   the   pocket  that  meets  the  Brigham  deci-­ Shumlin   placed   the   cost   of   the   The   governor   said   he   is   looking   budget   without   raising   broad-­based   sion  that  works  better  than  (Act  68),â&#x20AC;?   single-­payer  system  at  between  $1.6   forward   to   seeing   taxes,  which  I  feel   Shumlin  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;So  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  suspicious  of   billion   and   $2.2   billion.   He   blasted   health   care   in   strongly   about,   Saturday, March 29, 2014 (rain or shine) calls   for   â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;repealâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   or   â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;replaceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   when   critics  who  he  said  continue  to  focus   Vermont   transition   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are right now and   passing   the   there   isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   a   constitutional   alterna-­ on  tax  hikes  that  the  new  system  will   from   a   â&#x20AC;&#x153;quantity-­ on a trajectory critical   legisla-­ 8am - 12 noon tive   that   would   work   better   than   demand   while   not   acknowledging   based   reimburse-­ tion   that   we   need   what  we  have.â&#x20AC;? the   cost   of   the   current   system   that   ment   system   to   a   to disaster (with to   grow   jobs   and   He   acknowledged   35   Vermont   continues   to   become   increasingly   quality-­based  reim-­ regard to health economic   oppor-­ school   budget   proposals   failed   this   expensive. bursement   system.   tunity,â&#x20AC;?  he  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   Invites you to Taste Spring in Vermont! past   Town   Meeting   Day,   including   â&#x20AC;&#x153;What  we  sometimes  forget  is,  we   We   want   to   move   care spending). think   theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   on   Regular Plate â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $7 two  in  Addison  County  (Ferrisburgh   are   spending   that   ($1.6   billion-­$2.2   from   rewarding   The question is, track.â&#x20AC;? Central   and   Vergennes   Union   High   billion)  right  now,â&#x20AC;?  Shumlin  said. treating   sickness   He   reiterated   Small Plate â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $4 how do we right schools).   But   Shumlin   noted   33   of   â&#x20AC;&#x153;My   argument   has   been   there   to   a   system   that   his   hope   that   the   those   35   failed   budgets   called   for   is   not   enough   money   in   Vermont   rewards   treating   the ship?â&#x20AC;? Legislature   agree   Proudly supported by these local donors: per-­pupil  spending  hikes  of  8  percent   to   support   the   kind   of   health   care   good   health.   Right   to   his   proposal   â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Gov. Peter Shumlin Pancakes & Donut puffs - Middlebury Bagel & Deli or  more. increases   weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   had   over   the   past   now,   the   system   that   the   mini-­ White & chocolate milk - the cows of Monument Farms â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our  challenge  is  we  are  educating   decade,â&#x20AC;?   he   added.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;If   you   talk   to   rewards   quantity   mum   wage   bill   be   20,000  fewer  students  than  we  were   our  providers,  they  say  this  system  is   of   care,   and   we   want   to   move   to   a   increased  to  $10.10  by  2017. Sausage - Duclos and Thompson Farms a  short  time  ago  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  and  that  trend  is   not  sustainable.â&#x20AC;? system  that  rewards  quality.â&#x20AC;? Reporter   John   Flowers   is   at   going   to   continue   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   with   the   same   johnf@addisonindependent.com. infrastructure   that   has   served   us   for   Directions: the  past  150  years,â&#x20AC;?  Shumlin  said. 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Learn some basic TKD skills along with learning â&#x20AC;&#x153;You   need   to   have   a   higher   tax   the 5 tenets of TKD and self defense tools rate  now  to  raise  the  same  amount  of   against bullies & strangers. money,â&#x20AC;?  he  said. Call 377-0476 or email tkdkicks101@yahoo.com And   to   make   matters   worse,   or checkout our facebook page. according   to   Shumlin,   rising   health   care   premiums   have   been   taking   their   toll   on   school   budgets,   which   are  steeped  in  personnel  costs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If   you   live   in   a   community   that   has  double-­digit  increases  (in  educa-­ tion   costs),   scrutinize   your   school   budget  carefully,â&#x20AC;?  he  warned  taxpay-­ ers.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;You   decide   how   much   you   spend.â&#x20AC;? But   beyond   that,   Shumlin   acknowledged   part   of   the   answer   must  come  from  Montpelier. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   message   is   loud   and   clear,â&#x20AC;?   Shumlin   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d   have   to   be   living   in   a   cave   somewhere   not   to   get   that   Vermonters   feel   strongly   that  their  property  taxes  are  too  high,   that   they   are   growing   beyond   the   rate  of  their  incomes,  and  they  want   change.â&#x20AC;? Part   of   the   answer,   the   governor   believes,   lies   in   â&#x20AC;&#x153;right-­sizingâ&#x20AC;?   the   stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  education  delivery  system  â&#x20AC;&#x153;so   that   weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   actually   maintaining   the   quality  of  our  schools,  but  beginning   the  conversation  of  how  do  we  have   an  infrastructure  that  meets  the  needs   of  fewer  students  and  taxpayers.â&#x20AC;? 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Vermont  towns  and  will  be  followed  by  an  interac-­ tive  virtual  town  meeting,  led  by  Sanders  from  the   MUHS  gym.   Acorn   Energy   Co-­op   sixth   annual   Historical   society   open   house   in   Bristol.   Sunday,   meeting   in   Middlebury.   Thursday,   March   30,   1-­4   p.m.,   Howden   Hall.   The   Bristol   March   27,   5-­7   p.m.,   Two   Brothers   Tavern.   Historical   Society   invites   people   to   see   all   the   fun   Talk   by   co-­op   board   members   about   cold-­climate   and   interesting   artifacts   at   the   museum,   from   mili-­ heat  pumps.  Public  welcome.  Info:  385-­1911.   tary   uniforms   to   photographs,   wood   planes,   maps   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Inventive   Vermontersâ&#x20AC;?   talk   in   New   Haven.   and  models,  logs  and  photos  from  the  Bristol  airport.   Thursday,   March   27,   7-­8:30   p.m.,   New   Haven   Info:  453-­2888  or  453-­3439.   Community   Library.   Presented   by   Paul   Wood   of   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hick  in  the  â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hoodâ&#x20AC;?  one-­man  show  in  Middlebury.   Walden,   a   former   engineer   and   collector   of   early   Sunday,   March   30,   2-­4   p.m.,   Town   Hall   Theater,   farming  artifacts.   Byers  Studio.  Mike  Sommers,  a  Middlebury  native   Bobolink   lecture   in   Middlebury.   Thursday,   March   turned   San   Francisco   actor,   presents   a   one-­man   27,  7-­9  p.m.,  Ilsley  Public  Library.  Dr.  Allan  Strong   show   telling   the   true   story   of   his   journey   from   of  UVM  gives  an  illustrated  lecture  on  the  Bobolink   Vermont  to  an  inner-­city  neighborhood  in  California.   Project,  which  has  put  together  a  novel  strategy  for   7LFNHWV  DYDLODEOH DW WKH 7+7 ER[ RIÂżFH raising  community  funds  to  save  the  rapidly  declin-­ 382-­9222  or  www.townhalltheater.org.   ing  bobolink  population  in  Vermont.  Part  of  the  Cabin   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Homegrown   Theater!â&#x20AC;?   on   stage   in   Rochester.   Fever  Lecture  Series.  Info:  388-­4095.  Rescheduled   Sunday,   March   30,   2-­4   p.m.,   Rochester   School   from  March  13.   auditorium.   The   White   River   Valley   Players   pres-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Homegrown   Theater!â&#x20AC;?   on   stage   in   Rochester.   ent  three  one-­act  comedies  about  life  in  small-­town   Thursday,  March  27,  7:30-­9:30  p.m.,   Vermont.   Escape   the   mud   season   rut   with   this   Rochester   School   auditorium.   The   spectacular,   hilarious,   completely   original   home-­ White   River   Valley   Players   present   grown  production.  Tickets  $10  general,  $8  seniors/ three   one-­act   comedies   about   life   students,   families   $25,   school   groups   $5   per   in   small-­town   Vermont.   Escape   the   student.  Tickets  available  at  White   mud  season  rut  with  this  spectacular,   River  Credit  Union  or  at  the  door.   THE CENTRAL VERMONT STRING PROJECT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; offering summer hilarious,   completely   original   home-­ Info:  767-­3954.   instruction in the orchestral strings; violin, viola, cello and double grown   production.   Runs   through   Chicken   and   biscuit   supper   in   bass. The class is for students in 4th â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6th grade. The eight-week March   30.   Tickets   $10   general,   $8   Middlebury.   Sunday,   March   30,   seniors/students,  families  $25,  school   5-­6:30   p.m.,   Middlebury   United   class meets Monday and Thursday mornings at the Brandon Town groups  $5  per  student.  Tickets  avail-­ Methodist   Church.   Buffet-­style   Hall. For more information, contact Ron White at 802-342-3848. able  at  White  River  Credit  Union  or  at   supper   of   homemade   chicken   the  door.  Info:  767-­3954.   and  biscuits.  Suggested  donation:   LEARN TO DANCE CHA CHAâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sunday afternoons 1:30 adults   $7.50,   children   5-­12   $4,   to 2:30, April 6, 13, 20, 27. No experience required. Classes under  5  free.  Info:  388-­9405.   held at the Cornwall Town Hall on Rte 30. $40 for 4 week Robert   Frost   poetry   slam   in   Ripton.   Sunday,   March   30,   7-­9   series, of a one hour lesson each week. For information: www. Senior   luncheon   in   p.m.,   Ripton   Church.   Robert   champlainvalleydance.com. Call John at 802-897-7500. Middlebury.  Friday,  March   Frost,  whose  birthday  is  March  26,   28,   11:30   a.m.-­1:30   p.m.,   loved   the   hills   we   call   the   Green   Rosieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Restaurant.   CVAA   and   Rosieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   partner   to   Mountain   Forest.   Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   gather   to   share   his   poetry   School  auditorium.  The  White  River  Valley  Players   bring   area   seniors   good   company   and   amazing   and  learn.  Info:  388-­6107.   present  three  one-­act  comedies  about  life  in  small-­ food.   Chicken   and   biscuits,   coleslaw   and   brownie   town   Vermont.   Escape   the   mud   season   rut   with   parfait.   Suggested   donation   $5.   Reservations   this   spectacular,   hilarious,   completely   original   required:  1-­800-­642-­5119.   homegrown   production.   Runs   through   March   30.   Vermont  State  Drama  Festival  in  Brandon.  Friday,   Tickets   $10   general,   $8   seniors/students,   families   Ag  Lunch  in  Bridport.  Monday,  March   March   28,   4:15-­10   p.m.,   Otter   Valley   Union   High   $25,   school   groups   $5   per   student.   Tickets   avail-­ 31,   12-­1:45   p.m.,   Bridport   Community   School.  A   two-­day   festival   of   one-­act   plays   by   10   able  at  White  River  Credit  Union  or  at  the  door.  Info:   Hall.  Legislative  lunch  program  focusing  on   Vermont  high  schools.  Two-­play  blocks  at  4:15  and   767-­3954.   agricultural  issues.   7:30  p.m.  Tickets  for  each  block  $5,  available  at  the   Folk   concert   in   Middlebury.   Saturday,   March   29,   door.   7:30-­9:30   p.m.,   Vermont   Folklife   Center.   Folk   /HQWHQÂżVKIU\LQ%ULVWRO  Friday,  March  28,  5-­7  p.m.,   trio   Daddy   Longlegs   performs.   Musicians   are   St.   Ambrose   Church.   Fifteenth   annual   Lenten   all-­ Rick   Ceballos,   David   Gusakov   and   Matt   Witten.   \RXFDQHDW ÂżVK IU\ 0HDO LQFOXGHV IULHG RU EDNHG Admission  $10.  Seating  is  limited,  so  reserve  early   Senior   art   show   in   Middlebury.   haddock,   French   fries,   coleslaw,   beverage   and   at  453-­4613.   Tuesday,  April  1,  9:30-­11:30  a.m.,  Elderly   dessert.  Adults  $12,  children  under  11  $5,  immedi-­ Services,  112  Exchange  St.  This  exhibit  high-­ DWHIDPLO\RIÂżYH,QIR$OVRRQ$SULO lights  a  yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  work  of  Project  Independence  artists   11.   in  a  variety  of  media.  Meet  the  artists  and  enjoy  live   &LUFXV 6PLUNXV VWXGHQW SHUIRUPDQFH LQ 5LSWRQ   3DQFDNH EUHDNIDVW LQ 6WDUNVERUR   ÂżGGOH DQG EDQMR PXVLF ZLWK $QGUHZ 0XQNUHV DQG Friday,  March  28,  6:30-­8:30  p.m.,  Ripton  Elementary   Sunday,   March   30,   7-­10:30   a.m.,   Don  Stratton.  The  art  will  be  on  exhibit  through  the   School.   Ripton   Elementary   students   will   give   a   Robinson   Elementary   School.   Fourteenth   end  of  April  on  the  lower  level  of  Elderly  Services.   performance  showing  what  theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  learned  after  a   annual   all-­you-­can-­eat   breakfast:   homemade   Psychology  lecture  at  Middlebury  College.  Tuesday,   weeklong   in-­school   residency   by   Circus   Smirkus,   buttermilk   pancakes,   scrambled   eggs,   bacon   and   April   1,   4:30-­6   p.m.,   McCardell   Bicentennial   Hall,   the  award-­winning  international  youth  circus.  Free.   sausage,   cider,   homefries,   toast,   juice,   coffee,   tea   220.  Tyler  Burge,  professor  of  philosophy  at  UCLA,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  Green  Mountain  Upsetâ&#x20AC;?  premiere  and  recep-­ and   Starksboro   maple   syrup.   Adults   $8,   seniors   presents  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Perception:  Origins  of  Mind.â&#x20AC;?   tion   in   Middlebury.   Friday,   March   28,   7-­10   p.m.,   DQGNLGV5HG6R[WLFNHWUDIĂ&#x20AC;HIRUWZRWLFNHWVWR Âł3RHWLF 0HWKRGV RI 0HPRUL]DWLRQ´ ZRUNVKRS LQ Town  Hall  Theater.  A  new  feature-­length  documen-­ a  game  at  Fenway  this  summer.  Mini  silent  auction.   Middlebury.  Tuesday,  April  1,  7-­8  p.m.,  Ilsley  Library.   tary  about  the  1983  Middlebury  Union  High  School   7R EHQHÂżW WKH 6WDUNVERUR VSRUWV SURJUDP ,QIR A  workshop  on  how  to  learn  a  poem  by  heart.  Free.   boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   basketball   teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   unlikely   state   champion-­ 453-­4074.   No  registration  necessary.  Info:  ginger54@sover.net.   ship.   By   1983   MUHS   graduate   Mark   Mooney   Jr.   The  evening  includes  a  reception  with  many  of  the   /DVW6XQGD\RIWKHPRQWKEUHDNIDVWLQ9HUJHQQHV   Sunday,   March   30,   7:30-­10   a.m.,   Dorchester   players,  coaches,  teachers,  boosters  and  journalists   Lodge,  School  Street.  The  Dorchester  Lodge  F&AM   who   covered   the   season.  Tickets   for   the   premiere   will  serve  its  regular  all-­you-­can-­eat  breakfast  with    DYDLODEOH DW WKH 7+7 ER[ RIÂżFH  7DL &KL IRU $UWKULWLV FODVV LQ pancakes,   French   toast,   bacon,   sausage,   home   www.townhalltheater.org  or  at  the  door,  if  available.   Middlebury.   Wednesday,   April   2,   fries,  scrambled  eggs,  juice  and  coffee.   Also  showing  March  29.   9:30-­10:30   a.m.,   Eastview   at   Middlebury.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Homegrown   Theater!â&#x20AC;? 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6HQLRUPHDOLQ%ULVWRO  Thursday,  April   3,  11:30  a.m.-­1  p.m.,  First  Baptist  Church   of   Bristol.   Served   at   noon:   Baked   ham,   mashed  potatoes,  carrots,  rolls  and  white  cake  with   chocolate  frosting.  Sign  up  at  453-­5276.  Suggested   donation  $4.   %ORRG GULYH LQ %UDQGRQ  Thursday,  April   3,   12-­5:30   p.m.,   Brandon  American   Legion.   Walk   in   or   make   an   appointment   at   www.redcrossblood.org   or   1-­800-­RED-­CROSS.   /HQWHQ FRQFHUW LQ 0LGGOHEXU\   Thursday,   April   3,   12:15-­12:45   p.m.,   St.   Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Church.   The   St.   Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  String  and  Woodwind  Band,  with  George   Matthew   Jr.   on   organ,   presents   Handelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Concerti   for   Orchestra   and   Organ   No.   3   and   No.   5.   Free.   Brown   bagging   encouraged.   Part   of   St.   Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Lenten  concert  series,  every  Thursday  through  April   17.   0DWLVVH OHFWXUH DW 0LGGOHEXU\ &ROOHJH   Thursday,   April   3,   4:30-­6:30   p.m.,   Mahaney   Center   for   the   Arts,   Room   221.   John   Klein,   associate   professor   of   art   history   at   Washington   University,   presents   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Matisseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Decoration   as   Postwar   Remedy.â&#x20AC;?   Free.   Info:  www.middlebury.edu  or  802-­443-­5258.   $XGLWLRQV IRU Âł6XQVHW %RXOHYDUG´ LQ %UDQGRQ   Thursday,  April  3,  6-­9  p.m.,  Brandon  Town  Hall.  The   Merchants  Hall  Stage  Series  in  Rutland  and  Town   Hall  Theater  in  Middlebury  are  seeking  actors,  sing-­ ers  and  dancers  17  years  and  older  to  audition  for  a   July  production  of  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sunset  Boulevard,â&#x20AC;?  to  be  staged   at  the  THT.  For  details,  email  info@merchantshall. com.   &UHDWLYHZULWLQJZRUNVKRSLQ9HUJHQQHV  Thursday,   April   3,   6-­8   p.m.,   Bixby   Memorial   Library.   First   class  in  a  six-­week  series.  Writer  and  editor  Annie   Downey  will  lead  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spring  Forward,â&#x20AC;?  a  workshop  for   beginning  and  advanced  writers.  Classes  will  meet   each  Thursday  through  May  8.  Info:  877-­2211.   )DPLO\ FRQWUD GDQFH LQ 6DOLVEXU\   Thursday,   April   3,  6:30-­8  p.m.,  Salisbury  Community  School.  Chad   Chamberlain   and   Mary   Barron   will   be   the   callers.   There   will   be   a   live   band.   Salisbury,   Leicester,   Whiting   and   Sudbury   schools   are   sponsoring   this   free   event.   No   experience   needed.   Refreshments   will  be  served.   7ZLVW 2Âś :RRO 6SLQQLQJ *XLOG PHHWLQJ LQ 0LGGOHEXU\Thursday,  April  3,  7-­9  p.m.,  American   Legion.   General   meeting   followed   by   a   spin-­in.  All   are  welcome.  Info:  453-­5960.   Âł3HUIRUPDQFH 1RZ´ VFUHHQLQJV DW 0LGGOHEXU\ &ROOHJH   Thursday,   April   3,   7:30-­9:30   p.m.,   Axinn   232.   Showing   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Music   of   Regretâ&#x20AC;?   (2006)   by   Laurie   Simmons   and   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Untitledâ&#x20AC;?   (working   title   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kids   and  Dogsâ&#x20AC;?)  (2007)  by  Nathalie  Djurberg  and  Hans   %HUJ 7KH ÂżUVW LV D PLQLPXVLFDO LQ WKUHH DFWV  PLQXWHV7KHVHFRQGLVDÂłFOD\PDWLRQ´ÂżOPLQZKLFK an  army  of  children  on  the  streets  of  a  large  city  is   at  war  with  a  pack  of  dogs.  33  minutes.  Free.  Info:   www.middlebury.edu  or  802-­443-­5258.   Âł/DQG :LWKRXW :RUGV´ RQ VWDJH LQ 0LGGOHEXU\   Thursday,  April  3,  10  p.m.-­midnight,  M  Gallery,  Old   Stone  Mill.  Dea  Loherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  play  is  an  exploration  of  the   potential  of  art  in  our  everyday  lives.  An  artist,  after   witnessing   great   human   suffering   in   a   war-­ridden   city,  questions  the  purpose  of  art  in  society.  Senior   work   by   Middlebury   College   student   Mari   Vial-­ Golden,   Tickets   $4,   available   at   www.middlebury. edu  or  802-­443-­5258.  

Apr

4

FRIDAY

6HQLRU OXQFKHRQ LQ 0LGGOHEXU\   Friday,  April  4,  11  a.m.-­1  p.m.,  Middlebury   VFW.   CVAAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   monthly   First   Friday   Easter   luncheon   includes   hand-­card   honey-­Dijon   glazed   ham,  oven-­roasted  yams  and  red  potatoes,  Caesar   salad,   green   beans,   dinner   roll   and   apple   pie.   Reservations   required   by  April   2:   1-­800-­642-­5119.   Free  transportation  by  ACTR:  388-­1946.  

7DL&KLIRU$UWKULWLVIROORZXSFODVVLQ0LGGOHEXU\   Friday,  April  4,  11  a.m.-­noon,  EastView  Community   Room.  A  series  of  eight  classes  for  those  who  have   completed   the   beginner   series.   Meets   Fridays   through  May  23.  Sponsored  by  CVAA  for  anyone  50   or   older.   Register   at   1-­800-­642-­5119   or   visit   www. cvaa.org.   Âł5HYLWDOL]LQJ WKH 5REHUW )URVW &DELQ´ WDON DW 0LGGOHEXU\ &ROOHJH   Friday,   April   4,   12:15-­2:15   p.m.,   Middlebury   College   Museum   of   Art.   At   this   Off  the  Wall  Lunch,  Rebecca  Hartje  â&#x20AC;&#x2122;14  talks  about   plans   to   turn   Frostâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   nearly   forgotten   cabin   at   the   edge   of   the   Homer   Noble   farm   into   a   unique   and   useful  resource  for  the  college  and  the  community.   Enjoy  further  conversation  over  the  provided  lunch.   Suggested  donation  $5;  free  to  college  ID  cardhold-­ ers.  Info:  www.middlebury.edu  or  802-­443-­5258.   Âł/DQG :LWKRXW :RUGV´ RQ VWDJH LQ 0LGGOHEXU\   Friday,  April  4,  4-­6  p.m.,  M  Gallery,  Old  Stone  Mill.   Dea  Loherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  play  is  an  exploration  of  the  potential   of  art  in  our  everyday  lives.  An  artist,  after  witness-­ ing   great   human   suffering   in   a   war-­ridden   city,   questions  the  purpose  of  art  in  society.  Senior  work   by   Middlebury   College   student   Mari   Vial-­Golden,   Tickets   $4,   available   at   www.middlebury.edu   or   802-­443-­5258.   %DNHGSRWDWREDULQ&RUQZDOO  Friday,  April  4,  5:30-­7   p.m.,   Cornwall   Congregational   Church,   Route   30.   $GPLVVLRQ  SHU SHUVRQ $OO SURFHHGV EHQHÂżW Habitat   for   Humanity   of   Addison   County.   Info:   452-­2012.   3RHWU\ VODPRSHQPLNH QLJKW LQ %UDQGRQ   Friday,   April  4,  7-­9  p.m.,  Compass  Music  and  Arts  Center.   Part  of  CMACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Poetry  Rocksâ&#x20AC;?  celebration  in  April.   Open   to   all   poets,   spoken-­word   artists,   musicians,   dramatists   and   listeners.   Light   refreshments   avail-­ able.   Free,   but   donations   are   welcome   to   support   the  opening  of  the  CMACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Green  Mountain  Poets   House   and   kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   reading/activity   room.   Info:   www. cmacvt.org.  Info:  www.cmacvt.org.   Âł&RPIRUW LQ WKH 6WXPEOH´ RQHZRPDQ VKRZ LQ 0LGGOHEXU\   Friday,   April   4,   7:30-­9:30   p.m.,   Town   +DOO 7KHDWHU &LQG\ 3LHUFH SHUIRUPV WR EHQHÂżW the   Addison   County   Parent/Child   Center.   Tickets   $30/$25  students,  available  at  the  THT:  388-­1436.   See  more  at  www.cindy-­pierce.com.   Âł0XFK$GR$ERXW1RWKLQJ´RQVWDJHLQ9HUJHQQHV   Friday,   April   4,   7:30-­9:30   p.m.,   Vergennes   Opera   +RXVH 7KH /LWWOH &LW\ 3OD\HUV SUHVHQW WKHLU ÂżUVW Shakespeare   production,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Much   Ado   About   Nothing.â&#x20AC;?  Director  Jeffrey  Fox  of  Charlotte  sets  the   comedy  in  the  Hamptons  of  today.  Tickets  $12,  $10   students  and  seniors,  available  at  Classic  Stitching   in  Vergennes.  Runs  through  April  6.   3LDQLVW3DXO/HZLVLQFRQFHUWDW0LGGOHEXU\&ROOHJH   Friday,  April   4,   8-­10   p.m.,   Mahaney   Center   for   the   Arts.   British   pianist   Lewis   returns   to   Middlebury   to   perform   a   program   including   Bach   chorales,   Beethovenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Moonlightâ&#x20AC;?  Sonata,  and  Mussorgskyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pictures  at  an  Exhibition.â&#x20AC;?  Admission  $25,  $20  for   Middlebury  College  faculty,  staff,  alumni,  emeriti  and   parents;  and  $6  for  students.  Tickets:  443-­6433  or   go.middlebury.edu/arts.   Âł/DQG :LWKRXW :RUGV´ RQ VWDJH LQ 0LGGOHEXU\   Friday,  April  4,  10  p.m.  -­  Saturday,  April  5,  midnight,   M   Gallery,   Old   Stone   Mill.   Dea   Loherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   play   is   an   exploration   of   the   potential   of   art   in   our   everyday   lives.  An  artist,  after  witnessing  great  human  suffer-­ ing   in   a   war-­ridden   city,   questions   the   purpose   of   art   in   society.   Senior   work   by   Middlebury   College   student   Mari   Vial-­Golden,   Tickets   $4,   available   at   www.middlebury.edu  or  802-­443-­5258.  

Apr

5

SATURDAY

7ULQNHWV DQG 7UHDVXUHV 5XPPDJH 6DOH LQ 9HUJHQQHV   Saturday,   April   5,   8   a.m.-­2   p.m.,   VUHS   middle-­school   gym.   Annual   fundraiser   hosted   by   the   Commodore   Parents   Teacher   Group.   Household   goods,   furni-­ WXUH ERRNV FROOHFWLEOHV ÂżVKLQJ DQG VSRUWLQJ gear,   adult   and   childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   clothing,   toys,   games,   jewelry  and  more.  Proceeds  fund  the  VUHS  Grant   Enrichment  Program.   Âł)LQGLQJ <RXU )HHW´ DQDWRP\ ZRUNVKRS DW 0LGGOHEXU\ &ROOHJH   Saturday,   April   5,   2-­4   p.m.,   Mahaney  Center  for  the  Arts.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  Place  of  Danceâ&#x20AC;?   authors  Caryn  McHose  and  Andrea  Olsen  lead  an   experiential  anatomy  workshop  focusing  on  ease  of   movement  through  alignment  and  orientation  skills.   Size   limited   to   30;   preregister   at   dance@middle-­ bury.edu.   Âł0XFK $GR $ERXW 1RWKLQJ´ RQ VWDJH LQ 9HUJHQQHV  Saturday,  April  5,  2-­4  p.m.,  Vergennes   Opera  House.  The  Little  City  Players  present  their   ÂżUVW 6KDNHVSHDUH SURGXFWLRQ Âł0XFK $GR $ERXW Nothing.â&#x20AC;?  Director  Jeffrey  Fox  of  Charlotte  sets  the   comedy  in  the  Hamptons  of  today.  Tickets  $12,  $10   students  and  seniors,  available  at  Classic  Stitching   in  Vergennes.  Runs  through  April  6.   Âł)UXLWYDOH 6WDWLRQ´ VFUHHQLQJ DW 0LGGOHEXU\ &ROOHJH   Saturday,   April   5,   3-­5   p.m.,   Dana   Auditorium.   This   contemporary   tragedy   recount-­ ing  the  BART  police  shootings  in  Oakland  on  New   Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Day  2009.  Winner  of  two  awards  at  the  2013   Sundance   Film   Festival.   Free.   Info:   www.middle-­ bury.edu  or  802-­443-­5258.   Âł/DQG :LWKRXW :RUGV´ RQ VWDJH LQ 0LGGOHEXU\   Saturday,   April   5,   4-­6   p.m.,   M   Gallery,   Old   Stone  

Mill.   Dea   Loherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   play   is   an   exploration   of   the   potential  of  art  in  our  everyday  lives.  An  artist,  after   witnessing   great   human   suffering   in   a   war-­ridden   city,  questions  the  purpose  of  art  in  society.  Senior   work   by   Middlebury   College   student   Mari   Vial-­ Golden,   Tickets   $4,   available   at   www.middlebury. edu  or  802-­443-­5258.   $XWKRU DSSHDUDQFH DQG ERRN UHDGLQJ LQ 0LGGOHEXU\   Saturday,   April   5,   4-­5:30   p.m.,   Vermont  Book  Shop.  Launch  party  for  local  author   Marcia  Wellsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  new  middle-­grade  novel,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eddie  Red   Undercover:  Mystery  on  Museum.â&#x20AC;?  Signing,  refresh-­ ments.  Info:  388-­2061.   5HDGLQJV IURP Âł+HDU 0H 6HH 0H´ DW 0LGGOHEXU\ &ROOHJH  Saturday,  April  5,  4-­5:30  p.m.,  Axinn  229.   Readings  by  seven  of  the  women  authors  featured   in  a  new  book,  titled  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hear  Me,  See  Me;  Incarcerated   Women   Write.â&#x20AC;?   Event   opens   with   a   short   perfor-­ mance  by  the  a  cappella  group  Womensing.   +DPGLQQHULQ%UDQGRQ  Saturday,  April  5,  5-­7  p.m.,   Brandon   United   Methodist   Church.   Menu:   ham,   scalloped   potatoes,   baked   beans,   green   beans,   rolls  and  dessert.  Adults  $10,  children  under  12  $5,   children  under  6  free.   $GGLVRQ &RXQW\ 5LJKW WR /LIH GLQQHU PHHWLQJ LQ 9HUJHQQHV  Saturday,  April  5,  6-­8  p.m.,  St.  Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Parish   Hall.   Full   course   of   roast   pork   or   vegetar-­ ian  (please  specify),   $10   adults,   $5   student.   Make   reservations   by   March   28.   Send   checks   payable   to  ACRTL   to   Lee   or   Sandi   Comly,   2012   Carlstrom   Road,  Bristol,  VT  05443.  Info:  453-­6302.   5RWDU\IXQGUDLVHU9HUJHQQHV  Saturday,  April  5,  7-­11   p.m.,  Vergennes  American  Legion.  The  Vergennes   Rotary  Club  holds  a  fundraiser  for  Rotary  charities,   with   blackjack,   poker,   craps,   bingo   and   other   fun   activities.  Tickets  are  $10  each,  available  at  Classic   Stitching  in  Vergennes.   Âł0XFK$GR$ERXW1RWKLQJ´RQVWDJHLQ9HUJHQQHV   Saturday,   April   5,   7:30-­9:30   p.m.,   Vergennes   Opera  House.  The  Little  City  Players  present  their   ÂżUVW 6KDNHVSHDUH SURGXFWLRQ Âł0XFK $GR $ERXW Nothing.â&#x20AC;?  Director  Jeffrey  Fox  of  Charlotte  sets  the   comedy  in  the  Hamptons  of  today.  Tickets  $12,  $10   students  and  seniors,  available  at  Classic  Stitching   in  Vergennes.  Runs  through  April  6.   'RXJ3HUNLQVDQG-DPLH0DVHÂżHOG'XRLQ%UDQGRQ   Saturday,   April   5,   7:30-­9:30   p.m.,   Brandon   Music.   3HUNLQVDQG0DVHÂżHOGZKRKDYHEHHQSHUIRUPLQJ together  off  and  on  for  25  years,  play  jazz  and  blue-­ grass  on  mandolin  and  acoustic  guitar.  Tickets  $15,   available  at  802-­465-­4071  or  info@brandon-­music. net.   5HG 7DLO 5LQJLQFRQFHUWLQ5LSWRQ   Saturday,  April   5,   7:30-­9:30   p.m.,   Ripton   Community   House.   The   Ripton   Community   Coffee   House   welcomes   Red   Tail  Ring,  the  duo  of  Michael  Beauchamp  and  Laurel   Premo.  Open  mike  at  7:30,  followed  by  the  featured   performers.   Call   ahead   to   reserve   an   open-­mike   VSRW 5HIUHVKPHQWV WR EHQHÂżW 2WWHU &UHHN &KLOG Center.   Community   house   is   wheelchair   acces-­ sible,  but  the  bathrooms  are  not.  Admission  $10,  $8   seniors  and  teens,  $3  children.  Info:  388-­9782.   Âł)UXLWYDOH 6WDWLRQ´ VFUHHQLQJ DW 0LGGOHEXU\ &ROOHJH   Saturday,   April   5,   8-­10   p.m.,   Dana   Auditorium.   This   contemporary   tragedy   recount-­ ing  the  BART  police  shootings  in  Oakland  on  New   Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Day  2009.  Winner  of  two  awards  at  the  2013   Sundance   Film   Festival.   Free.   Info:   www.middle-­ bury.edu  or  802-­443-­5258.   Âł/DQG :LWKRXW :RUGV´ RQ VWDJH LQ 0LGGOHEXU\   Saturday,  April  5,  10  p.m.  -­  Sunday,  April  6,  midnight,   M   Gallery,   Old   Stone   Mill.   Dea   Loherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   play   is   an   exploration   of   the   potential   of   art   in   our   everyday   lives.  An  artist,  after  witnessing  great  human  suffer-­ ing   in   a   war-­ridden   city,   questions   the   purpose   of   art   in   society.   Senior   work   by   Middlebury   College   student   Mari   Vial-­Golden,   Tickets   $4,   available   at   www.middlebury.edu  or  802-­443-­5258.  

Apr

6

SUNDAY

$OO\RXFDQHDWEUHDNIDVWLQ0RQNWRQ   Sunday,   April   6,   8-­11   a.m.,   Monkton   Volunteer   Fire   Department.   Annual   break-­ fast   featuring   egg   casserole,   scrambled   eggs,   bacon,  sausage,  plain  and  blueberry  pancakes  with   pure  maple  syrup,  coffee,  tea,  doughnuts  and  cook-­ LHV7REHQHÂżWWKHÂżUHGHSDUWPHQW,QIR )DPLO\%UHDNIDVWLQ+DQFRFN  Sunday,  April  6,  8-­9:30   a.m.,  Hancock  Town  Hall.  Offered  by  the  Community   Church  of  Hancock  and  Granville.  Scrambled  eggs,   bacon,   pancakes,   Vermont   maple   syrup,   orange   juice,   coffee   and   tea.   Donations   appreciated.  Also   on  April  13.   Âł0XFK $GR $ERXW 1RWKLQJ´ RQ VWDJH LQ 9HUJHQQHV   Sunday,  April   6,   2-­4   p.m.,   Vergennes   Opera  House.  The  Little  City  Players  present  their   ÂżUVW 6KDNHVSHDUH SURGXFWLRQ Âł0XFK $GR $ERXW Nothing.â&#x20AC;?  Director  Jeffrey  Fox  of  Charlotte  sets  the   comedy  in  the  Hamptons  of  today.  Tickets  $12,  $10   students  and  seniors,  available  at  Classic  Stitching   in  Vergennes.   Âł7KH 3ODFH RI 'DQFH´ FHOHEUDWLRQ DQG SHUIRU PDQFH DW 0LGGOHEXU\ &ROOHJH   Sunday,   April   6,   2-­4  p.m.,  Mahaney  Center  for  the  Arts.  Celebration   of  Andrea  Olsenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  new  book,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  Place  of  Dance.â&#x20AC;?   Ten  artists  featured  in  the  book  will  perform,  includ-­ ing  Middlebury  College  faculty,  staff,  emeriti,  alumni,   students  and  special  guests.  Seating  is  limited.  Info:  

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www.middlebury.edu  and  802-­443-­5258.   Orchestral   and   choral   concert   at   Middlebury   College.   Sunday,  April  6,  3-­5  p.m.,  Mahaney  Center  for  the  Arts.  The   Middlebury  College  Community  Chorus  and  the  Champlain   Philharmonic   join   forces   for   a   collaborative   concert   FRQGXFWHGE\-HII5HKEDFK)HDWXULQJÂł5HĂ&#x20AC;HFWLRQVRIWKH Sky,â&#x20AC;?  by  Vermont  composer  and  Middlebury  College  music   professor  Peter  Hamlin  â&#x20AC;&#x2122;73,  as  well  as  a  work  by  Brahms,   selections   from   two   Verdi   opera   choruses,   excerpts   from   two  Gilbert  &  Sullivan  operettas  and  a  piece  by  20th-­century   American   composer   Aaron   Copland.   Tickets   $15/$12/$6,   available  at  82-­443-­6433  or  www.middlebury.edu/arts.   Hot   Club   of   Cowtown   in   concert   in   Middlebury.   Sunday,   April  6,  7:30-­9:30  p.m.,  Town  Hall  Theater  The  After  Dark   Music   Series   presents   the   most   globe-­trotting,   hardest-­ swinging  Western  swing  trio  on  the  planet.  Elana  James  on   ÂżGGOHDQGYRFDOV:KLW6PLWKRQJXLWDUDQG-DNH(UZLQRQ double  bass.  Doors  open  at  7  p.m.  Tickets  $30  in  advance,   $35  at  the  door.  Info  and  tickets:  www.afterdarkmusicseries. com   or   388-­0216.   Tickets   also   available   at   Main   Street   Stationery  in  Middlebury.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Land   Without   Wordsâ&#x20AC;?   on   stage   in   Middlebury.   Sunday,   April  6,  8-­10  p.m.,  M  Gallery,  Old  Stone  Mill.  Dea  Loherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   play   is   an   exploration   of   the   potential   of   art   in   our   every-­ day  lives.  An  artist,  after  witnessing  great  human  suffering   in   a   war-­ridden   city,   questions   the   purpose   of   art   in   soci-­ ety.  Senior  work  by  Middlebury  College  student  Mari  Vial-­ Golden,   Tickets   $4,   available   at   www.middlebury.edu   or   802-­443-­5258.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Land   Without   Wordsâ&#x20AC;?   on   stage   in   Middlebury.   Sunday,   April   6,   10   p.m.   -­   Monday,   April   7,   midnight,   M   Gallery,   Old   Stone   Mill.   Dea   Loherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   play   is   an   exploration   of   the   potential  of  art  in  our  everyday  lives.  An  artist,  after  witness-­ ing   great   human   suffering   in   a   war-­ridden   city,   questions   the   purpose   of   art   in   society.   Senior   work   by   Middlebury   College  student  Mari  Vial-­Golden,  Tickets  $4,  available  at   www.middlebury.edu  or  802-­443-­5258.  

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7

MONDAY

Legislative  breakfast  in  Shoreham.  Monday,   April   7,   7-­8:45   a.m.,   Orwell   Fire   Department.   Breakfast   at   7   a.m.,   program   7:30-­8:45.   The   purchase  of  breakfast  is  not  required  but  it  helps  the  hosts   to  defray  the  costs  of  opening  their  hall.   Auditions  for  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sunset  Boulevardâ&#x20AC;?  in  Middlebury.  Monday,   April   7,   6-­9   p.m.,   Town   Hall   Theater.   The   Merchants   Hall   Stage   Series   in   Rutland   and   Town   Hall   Theater   in   Middlebury   are   seeking   actors,   singers   and   dancers   17   years  and  older  to  audition  for  a  July  production  of  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sunset   Boulevard,â&#x20AC;?   to   be   staged   at   the   THT.   For   details,   email   info@merchantshall.com.  

Apr

8

TUESDAY

Tai   Chi   for   Arthritis   class   in   New   Haven.   Tuesday,   April   8,   1-­2   p.m.,   New   Haven   Congregational   Church.   Sponsored   by   CVAA   for   adults  50  and  older.  Improve  balance,  strength,  agility  and   Ă&#x20AC;H[LELOLW\0HHWV7XHVGD\VDQG7KXUVGD\VWKURXJK0D\ Free.  Register  at  1-­800-­642-­5119,  ext.  1017.  

Apr

9

WEDNESDAY

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Travels   to   Liberiaâ&#x20AC;?   illustrated   talk   in   Lincoln.   Wednesday,   April   9,   10   a.m.-­noon,   Lincoln   Library.   Lincoln   resident   Mary   Gemignani   will   give   a   talk   and   slideshow   about   her   January   trip   to   Liberia,   West   Africa,   as   a   return   Peace   Corps   volunteer.  

Apr

11

Young  and  talented -8$1',5(&7,21$1'WKH5XVW\+LQJHVSOD\WUDGLWLRQDOWXQHVRQEDQMRJXLWDUPDQGROLQÂżGGOHEDVV and   accordion.   The   youth   bluegrass   and  American   roots   band,   mentored   by   Chris   Prickitt,   closes   its   winter  session  with  a  free  performance  at  the  Town  Hall  Theater  in  Middlebury  on  Wednesday,  April  2,  at   7  p.m. Refreshments  served.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Poets  as  Historiansâ&#x20AC;?  reading  in  Middlebury.  Wednesday,   April  9,  6:30-­8:30  p.m.,  Sheldon  Museum.  Five  area  poets   will  celebrate  Poetry  Month  and  Vermont  history  by  read-­ ing  from  new  work  inspired  by  a  broad  range  of  historical   people,  events  and  ideas.  Poets  are  Ray  Hudson,  Nancy   Means   Wright,   Deanna   Shapiro,   Janice   Miller   Potter   and   David   Weinstock.   Fee   $5   for   nonmembers,   free   for   members.   Info:   388-­2117   or   www.henrysheldonmuseum. org.   Architecture   lecture   with   William   Massie   at   Middlebury   College.  Wednesday,  April  9,  7-­9  p.m.,  Johnson  Memorial   Building,  Room  304.  Massie  speaks  about  his  work  and  the   work  of  his  students  in  the  architecture  department  at  the   UHQRZQHG &UDQEURRN$FDGHP\ RU$UW LQ %ORRPÂżHOG +LOOV Mich.  Free.  Info:  www.middlebury.edu  or  802-­443-­5258.   Historical  society  presentation  in  Ferrisburgh.  Wednesday,   April   9,   7-­8   p.m.,   Ferrisburgh   Historical   Society,   Route   7.   Silas   Towler   will   review   the   discoveries   buried   within   an   1842  credit  account  book  for  the  Kimball  Cushman  Store,   which  once  stood  on  the  Ferrisburgh  town  green.  Free.  All   are  welcome.   The  Heath  String  Quartet  in  concert  at  Middlebury  College.   Wednesday,  April   9,   7:30-­9:30   p.m.,   Mahaney   Center   for   the  Arts.  The  quartet  gives  a  preview  of  their  Carnegie  Hall   debut   program   of   Beethoven,   Bartok   and   Mendelssohn.   Preconcert   lecture   with   Music   Department   Chair   Greg   Vitercik   at   6:45   p.m.   in   Room   125.   Tickets   $20/15/6,  

available  at  www.middlebury.edu  or  802-­443-­5258.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;An   Evening   with   Dougie   MacLeanâ&#x20AC;?   in   Middlebury.   Wednesday,  April  9,  8-­10  p.m.,  Town  Hall  Theater.  The  After   Dark  Music  Series  presents  Dougie  MacLean.  The  Scottish   singer-­songwriter  has  developed  a  unique  blend  of  lyrical,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;roots-­basedâ&#x20AC;?   songwriting   and   instrumental   composition.   Tickets  $30  in  advance  and  $35  at  the  door.  Doors  open  at   7:30  p.m.  Info  and  tickets:  www.afterdarkmusicseries.com   or  388-­0216.  

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10

THURSDAY

Lenten  concert  in  Middlebury.  Thursday,  April   10,   12:15-­12:45   p.m.,   St.   Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Church.   Piano   recital   by   Cynthia   Huard.   Free.   Brown   bagging  encouraged.  Part  of  St.  Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Lenten  concert   series,  every  Thursday  through  April  17.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;A   Clockwork   Orangeâ&#x20AC;?   on   stage   at   Middlebury   College.   Thursday,   April   10,   8:30-­10:30   p.m.,   Wright   Memorial   Theater.  A  new  adaptation  of  the  controversial  1962  novella   E\$QWKRQ\%XUJHVVIDPRXVO\SURGXFHGIRUÂżOPE\6WDQOH\ Kubrick  in  1971.  Tickets  $12/10/6.  Mature  audiences  only.   Info   and   tickets:   802-­443-­6433   or   www.middlebury.edu/ arts.  Also  on  April  11  and  12.  

FRIDAY

Fiber   arts   exhibit   opening   reception   in   Brandon.   Friday,   April   11,   5-­7   p.m.,   Compass   Music  and  Arts  Center.  Celebrating  the  opening  of   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fabri-­cations:  Fabric  &  Fiber,â&#x20AC;?  an  exhibit  of  textile  arts  from   traditional   to   contemporary   quilts,   fashion,   home   decor,   one-­of-­a-­kind   accessories   and   sculpted   companions.   On   exhibit  April  5-­June  15.  Info:  www.cmacvt.org.   /HQWHQ ÂżVK IU\ LQ %ULVWRO   Friday,   April   11,   5-­7   p.m.,   St.   Ambrose  Church.  Fifteenth  annual  Lenten  all-­you-­can-­eat   ÂżVKIU\0HDOLQFOXGHVIULHGRUEDNHGKDGGRFN)UHQFKIULHV coleslaw,  beverage  and  dessert.  Adults  $12,  children  under   LPPHGLDWHIDPLO\RIÂżYH,QIR Home   Energy   Challenge   celebration   in   Weybridge.   Friday,  April   11,   6-­8   p.m.,   Weybridge   Elementary   School.   Celebrate  the  townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  successful  completion  of  the  Vermont   Home   Energy   Challenge.   Family-­friendly   event,   childcare   provided.  Free  and  open  to  all  Weybridge  residents.  Bring   a  salad  or  main  dish.  Info:  388-­1644.   Spring   Fling   auction   in   Middlebury.   Friday,   April   11,   6-­10   p.m.,   Middlebury   American   Legion.   Twelfth   annual   silent   and   live   auction   that   includes   supper/dessert   bar   DQG EHYHUDJHV 3URFHHGV EHQHÂżW WKH &KDPSODLQ 9DOOH\ Christian   School   Capital   Campaign   Fund.   Items   include   JLIWFHUWLÂżFDWHVDUWODZQDQGJDUGHQUHFUHDWLRQDQGWHFK-­ nology,   farm   and   automotive,   maple   syrup,   jewelry,   many   â&#x20AC;&#x153;premiumâ&#x20AC;?  items  and  more.  Tickets  $10  in  advance  (877-­ 3640),  $12.50  at  the  door.  Info:  877-­6758.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Dreamâ&#x20AC;?   on   stage   in   Middlebury.   Friday,   April   11,   6:30-­8:30  p.m.,  Grace  Baptist  Church,  52  Merchants  Row.   A   family-­friendly   play   about   a   rich   young   girl   from   New   <RUNZKRÂżQGVDUDJJHGWURRSRI\RXQJFKLOGUHQ:ULWWHQ directed  and  produced  by  10th-­grade  homeschooler  Rose   Curran ��  of   Whiting.  Tickets   $3   adults,   $2   children,   free   for   children  under  2.  Students  can  get  a  $1  refund  at  the  door   with   the   donation   of   a   nonperishable   food   item   for   the   Middlebury  Community  Lunch  program.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;A   Clockwork   Orangeâ&#x20AC;?   and   post-­performance   discus-­ sion   at   Middlebury   College.   Friday,   April   11,   7:30-­9:30   p.m.,   Wright   Memorial   Theater.   A   new   adaptation   of   the   controversial  1962  novella  by  Anthony  Burgess,  famously   SURGXFHG IRU ÂżOP E\ 6WDQOH\ .XEULFN LQ  7LFNHWV $12/10/6.  Mature  audiences  only.  Info  and  tickets:  802-­443-­ 6433   or   www.middlebury.edu/arts.   A   discussion   with   the   company  will  take  place  after  the  show.  Also  on  April  12.  

L IV E M US I C Caleb  Elder  &  Ben  Campbell  in  New  Haven.  Friday,  March   28,  6-­8  p.m.,  Lincoln  Peak  Vineyard.   Joe  Moore  Band  in  Middlebury.  Friday,  March  28,  8-­11  p.m.,   51  Main.   Radio   Underground   in   Middlebury.   Saturday,   March   29,   8-­11  p.m.,  51  Main.   The   Eschatones   in   Middlebury.   Saturday,   March   29,   9   p.m.-­1  a.m.,  Two  Brothers  Tavern.   The  Felix  Klos  Quartet  in  Middlebury.  Tuesday,  April  1,  7-­9   p.m.,  51  Main.  

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OVUHS  to  host  State  Drama  Festival BRANDON  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  More  than  250  high   VFKRROVWXGHQWVIURPDOORYHU9HUPRQW ZLOOWUDYHOWR2WWHU9DOOH\8QLRQ+LJK 6FKRRO 0DUFK  IRU WKH  9HUPRQW6WDWH'UDPD)HVWLYDO Theater   departments   from   10   9HUPRQW KLJK VFKRROV ² *UHHQ Mountain   Union   High   School,   +DUWIRUG +LJK 6FKRRO +D]HQ 8QLRQ School,  Stowe  High  School,  Thetford   Academy,   Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Academy,   The   /RQJ 7UDLO 6FKRRO 6W -RKQVEXU\ Academy,   Milton   High   School   and   2WWHU 9DOOH\ 8QLRQ +LJK 6FKRRO ² won  the  chance  to  take  part  in  the  state   festival   after   competing   in   regional   competitions  over  the  last  few  weeks. %HJLQQLQJ RQ )ULGD\ DIWHUQRRQ and   concluding   Saturday   night,   each   school  will  perform  a  one-­act  play  that   must   last   no   longer   than   60   minutes.   Students   have   the   opportunity   to   watch  each  othersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  performances  and   critique   them,   voting   for   individual   acting,  costume  and  technical  awards. The   festival   starts   at   4:15   p.m.   RQ )ULGD\ ZLWK 6WRZH DQG +DUWIRUG KLJK VFKRROV SHUIRUPLQJ LQ WKH ÂżUVW EORFN2WWHU9DOOH\DQG+D]HQ8QLRQ

SHUIRUP DW  SP 2Q 6DWXUGD\ Green   Mountain   Union   and   Milton   start  the  day  at  10  a.m.  At  3:30  p.m.,   Long   Trail   School   and   Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   $FDGHP\ JR RQ 7KH ÂżQDO EORFN DW  SP ZLOO EH 7KHWIRUG DQG 6W -RKQVEXU\DFDGHPLHV Plays   vary   from   comedies   to   dramas,  and  at  the  end  of  the  two-­day   festival  two  schools  will  be  chosen  to   perform   at   the   New   England   Drama   )HVWLYDO DW 6W -RKQVEXU\ $FDGHP\ Directors  and  three  professional  adju-­ dicators  vote  on  the  best  performances   and   decide   which   schools   will   move   RQWRWKH1HZ(QJODQG)HVWLYDO -HQQLIHU %DJOH\ GUDPD GLUHFWRU DW 0RXQW 6DLQW -RVHSK $FDGHP\ KDV taken  part  in  many  regional  and  state   festivals.   She   says   they   provide   a   wonderful  opportunity  for  high  school   students  to  interact  with  kids  from  all   RYHU9HUPRQWZKRDOVRORYHWKHDWHU â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ask  any  one  of  the  kids  who  take   part,â&#x20AC;?  says  Bagley.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Playing  in  front  of   an  audience  made  up  of  kids  who  also   do  drama  is  one  of  the  best  experiences   they  can  wish  for.  They  get  the  jokes;Íž   they  understand  whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  going  on;Íž  they  

appreciate   the   nuances   and   are   just   really  attentive  and  supportive.â&#x20AC;?   Besides   performing   in   their   schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   one-­act   productions,   high   school   students   taking   part   in   the   WZRGD\ 9HUPRQW 'UDPD )HVWLYDO also   have   the   opportunity   to   take   part   in   a   variety   of   workshops   that   in   past   years   have   included   things   like   improvisation,   ballroom   dance,   mask   making,   drumming   and   stage   lighting. +RVW VFKRRO 2WWHU 9DOOH\ÂśV DZDUG ZLQQLQJ :DONLQJ 6WLFN 7KHDWUH ZLOO present  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  Birds,â&#x20AC;?  an  ancient  Greek   comedy   by   Aristophanes   that   dates   back   to   414   BC.   Costumes   for   the   elaborate   production   were   designed   E\ 2WWHU 9DOOH\ JUDGXDWH -DPLH 6KHUZLQ /DVW \HDU 2WWHU 9DOOH\ Union  High  Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  one-­act  perfor-­ mance  of  â&#x20AC;&#x153;David  and  Lisaâ&#x20AC;?  won  top   honors  at  the  state  festival  and  went  on   021.721&(175$/6&+22/VWXGHQWVFHOHEUDWHWKHLUÂżUVWSODFHZLQDWWKHUHFHQW2G\VVH\RIWKH0LQG to  be  performed  at  the  New  England   State  Tournament.  The  students  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  from  left,  Txuxa  Konczal,   Anni  Funke,  Elena  Bronson,  Carter  Monks,  Halle   'UDPD)HVWLYDOLQ5KRGH,VODQG +XL]HQJD*UDFH+DUYH\DQG1RDK.RQF]DO²DUHSLFWXUHGZLWKIURPOHIW&RDFK-XOLDQQD'RKHUW\PDVFRW The  public  is  invited  to  attend  any   Omer,  Odyssey  founder  Dr.  C.  Samuel  Micklus  and  Coach  Vicki  Bronson. of   the   10   performances.  Tickets   cost   $5  for  one  block  of  two  shows  and  are   available  at  the  door.  

Monkton  team  shines  brightly  at   Odyssey  of  the  Mind  Tournament 021.721 ² $W WKH 2G\VVH\ of   the   Mind   State   Tournament   on   Saturday,   March   22,   Monkton   &HQWUDO6FKRROÂśVWHDPSODFHGÂżUVWLQ its  division  for  writing  and  acting  out   WKHSOD\Âł3HRSOH$UH3HRSOH´-XGJHV commented  that  there  was  an  â&#x20AC;&#x153;excel-­ lent  stage  presence  by  all  charactersâ&#x20AC;?   and  a  â&#x20AC;&#x153;wonderful  use  of  humor.â&#x20AC;?  The   ZLQ TXDOLÂżHV WKH WHDP WR FRPSHWH DW WKH 2G\VVH\ RI WKH 0LQG :RUOG Championship   in   Iowa   later   this   spring.

The   Monkton   team   also   received   two   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Omer   Awards,â&#x20AC;?   given   to   a   few   select   teams   for   â&#x20AC;&#x153;outstanding   sportsmanship,   behavior   or   talent.â&#x20AC;?   Monkton   received   one   Omer   during   the  spontaneous  portion  of  the  tourna-­ ment   because   â&#x20AC;&#x153;these   team   members   exhibited   exceptional,   cohesive   and   enthusiastic  teamwork  before,  during   and  after  their  challenge.  Such  team-­ work   and   enthusiasm   is   commend-­ able   and   a   joy   to   watch,â&#x20AC;?   said   the   head  spontaneous  judge.

After   they   completed   their   play,   Monkton  team  members  had  to  meet   with   the   judges   and   explain   aspects   of   their   production.   The   judges   awarded   them   with   another   Omer   because   they   â&#x20AC;&#x153;undertook   the   task   with  respect  for  each  other,  remained   calm   under   pressure   and   displayed   support   for   their   teammates   and   complete  respect  for  the  coaches  and   judges.â&#x20AC;?   The   problem   captain   said,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;They   were   an   impressive   group   of   kids.â&#x20AC;?  

Let  it  roll RICK  DAVIS,  RIGHT,  director  of  the  Circus  Smirkus  school  residency  program,  demonstrates  a  devilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   VWLFNWULFNZLWK5LSWRQ(OHPHQWDU\6FKRROVHFRQGJUDGHU0ROO\$OOHQZKLOHFODVVPDWHVORRNRQ7XHVGD\ PRUQLQJ'DYLVLVZRUNLQJZLWK5LSWRQVWXGHQWVDOOZHHNDQGZLOOSXOOWRJHWKHUD)ULGD\QLJKWSHUIRUPDQFH for  the  community.   Independent  photo/Trent  Campbell

Opera Company of Middlebury offers free tickets to students MIDDLEBURY   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   Opera   Company   of   Middlebury   (OCM)   is   offering   free   tickets   to   middle   and   high   school   students   for   the  

Saturday,   April   5,   broadcast   of   the   Metropolitan   Opera   in   New   â&#x20AC;&#x153;La   Bohèmeâ&#x20AC;?   at   the   Town   Hall   York   City.  The   broadcast   starts   at   Theater.  This  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Met  in  HDâ&#x20AC;?  perfor-­ 1  p.m.  and  ends  at  4:30  p.m. mance  will  be  broadcast  live  from   Giacomo  Pucciniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  â&#x20AC;&#x153;La  Bohèmeâ&#x20AC;?   is  a  moving  story  of  young  love.  It   is  the  most-­performed  work  in  the   history  of  the  Metropolitan  Opera.   The  musical  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rentâ&#x20AC;?  is  based  upon   the  story  of  â&#x20AC;&#x153;La  Bohème.â&#x20AC;? Thanks   to   an   anonymous   donor   births who  wants  young  people  to  expe-­ Â&#x2021;0LFKHOOH 3DOHQ  %ULDQ7UHDGZD\:KLWLQJ0DUFKDGDXJKWHU rience   this   exciting   production,   a   Scarlett  Gabrielle  Treadway. block   of   35   tickets   is   being   made   Â&#x2021;0DUJR &RXVLQR  -RKQ 5ROHDX 1HZ +DYHQ 0DUFK  D GDXJKWHU available   to   middle   school   and   Dylann  Marie  Roleau. high   school   students   in   the   area.   Â&#x2021;6DUDK -XVWLQ:HEE9HUJHQQHV0DUFKDGDXJKWHU$PL(YDQJHOLQH The   cost   of   a   student   ticket   is   :HEE normally   $10.   To   request   a   ticket   Â&#x2021;7DPP\ +D\GHQ   0DWWKHZ &RRNH )HUULVEXUJK 0DUFK  D VRQ and   perhaps   a   second   one   for   a   Brantley  Edward  Cooke. school   friend,   contact   the   OCM   Â&#x2021;(OL]DEHWK*R\HWWH .\OH0F4XDUULH1HZ+DYHQ0DUFKDGDXJK-­ at   jimpugh46@gmail.com   by   WHU-DHOD(OL]DEHWK0F4XDUULH Monday,  March  31.

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Happy 50th Anniversary!

Middlebury Incorporated School District No. 4 Mary Hogan School 201 Mary Hogan Drive Middlebury, VT 05753

The 2014 Middlebury Incorporated School District #4 Annual Report and Auditorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Report are available online at http://www.addisoncentralsu.org/ reports-budgets/id-4-mary-hogan or by calling 802-382-1274 to request a copy.

 y! Mr. & Mrs. Garry and Della Roorda

Love, your family!

The Incorporated School District #4 Annual Meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 7:30pm in the Mary Hogan School gymnasium.

Honoring  those  who  help AMERICAN  LEGION  POST  27  in  Middlebury  recently  recognized  three  area  individuals  for  outstanding   service  to  their  communities.  The  Legion  named  EMT-­A  Paul  Miller  of  the  Middlebury  Regional  EMS,  left,   DV(07RIWKH<HDU%ULGSRUW)LUH'HSDUWPHQW&DSW&RUH\3UDWWDV)LUH¿JKWHURIWKH<HDUDQG0LGGOHEXU\ 3ROLFH2I¿FHU&KULVWRSKHU0DVRQDV/DZ(QIRUFHPHQW2I¿FHURIWKH<HDU

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COMFORT IN THE STUMBLE A  NEW  SHOW  BY  CINDY  PIERCE Friday,  April  4th  at  7:30  PM MIDDLEBURY  TOWN  HALL  THEATER WREHQH¿WWKH Addison  County  Parent/Child  Center For  more  information:  www.cindy-­pierce.com

Tickets:  $30/$25  Students Availalble at THT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; (802) 388-­1436

Ever  wonder  about  the   healing  wonders  of  oatmeal?   Could  you  ever  imagine  feminist   wisdom  being  gleaned  backstage   at  a  strip  club?  Ever  struggle   WR¿QGODG\FORWKHVWKDWVHW\RX free?  Answers  to  these  and  other   gems  from  the  Incident  Magnet   herself,  Cindy  Pierce! Adults  only.  Contains  explicit  sexual  language  &  graphic  descriptions.


PAGE  12A  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Addison  Independent,  Thursday,  March  27,  2014

VUHS  budget (Continued  from  Page  1A) plan,  the  property  tax  rate  would  de-­ year  by  a  total  margin  of  961-­747.   crease  by  about  1.7  cents. That  proposed  budget  would  have   Still,   Co-­principal   Stephanie   Tay-­ increased   VUHS   spending   by   2.4   lor   described   a   $300,000   cut   as   a   percent.  Voters  also  said  no  by  a  nar-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;pretty  dire  scenario.â&#x20AC;? row   margin   to   $50,000   â&#x20AC;&#x153;A   $300,000   reduc-­ to  be  used  to  start  a  capi-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;A $300,000 tion   is   four   and   a   half   tal   fund   that   the   board   reduction is staff   members,â&#x20AC;?   Taylor   planned  to  devote  to  fu-­ said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   could   swal-­ ture  VUHS  maintenance   four and a half low  that  for  a  while,  but   staff members. thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   doing   education   needs.   When   combined   We could the  way  we  used  to,  not   with   proposed   Addison   swallow that the  way  we  want  to  work   Northwest   Supervi-­ for a while, but towards.â&#x20AC;? sory   Union   elementary   Board   member   Neil   thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doing school   spending,   the   Kamman  said  voters  sent   VUHS   budget   was   pro-­ education a   clear   message   that   the   jected   to   increase   resi-­ the way we board   should   examine   dential   property   taxes   used to, not how  to  cut  costs. from  between  about  13.5   the way we â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  want  to  do   percent   in   Vergennes   want to work this   in   a   crisis   environ-­ to   16   percent   in   Ferris-­ ment,   and   here   we   are   towards.â&#x20AC;? burgh. in  a  crisis  environment,â&#x20AC;?   â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Co-principal Kamman  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  need   At   the   meeting   Mon-­ day,   two   dozen   parents,   Stephanie Taylor to  make  tough  decisions,   community   members   and  we  need  to  begin  to   and  faculty  offered  sug-­ consider  staff  size.â&#x20AC;? gestions  on  what  the  new  budget  pro-­ Kamman   added   that   he   believed   posal  should  look  like. many  voters  were  weary  of  support-­ As   a   frame   of   reference,   district   ing  a  new  budget  before  they  saw  a   business   manager   Kathy   Cannon   completed  audit  of  last  yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  spend-­ said   for   every   $100,000   the   board   ing. lops   off   a   new   proposed   spending   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  think  we  have  a  problem  of  cred-­ ibility   until   we   produce   our   audit,â&#x20AC;?   Kamman   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   believe   if   we   had   an   audit   and   had   a   more   forthright   conversation  about  what  were  doing   ZLWK WKH GHÂżFLW ZH PLJKW QRW KDYH seen  the  magnitude  of  a  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;noâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  vote.â&#x20AC;? Cannon   said   that   because   of   tax   season,  the  earliest  accountants  could   complete   the   VUHS   audit   was   the   end  of  April  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  weeks  after  the  April   15  deadline  by  which  administrators  

are  required  to  provide  teachers  new   leave  the  board  with  a  nearly  identi-­ contracts   or   send   reduction   in   force   FDOEXGJHWSURSRVDODVWKHÂżUVWGUDIW letters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If  we  did  absolutely  nothing  and   Board   chairman   Kurt   Haigis   sent  the  same  budget,  we  could  retire   weighed  in  on  the  timing  question. DOORIWKHGHÂżFLWZLWKRXWPDNLQJWKH â&#x20AC;&#x153;If  the  board  feels  an  audit  is  im-­ tax  rate  any  bigger  or  smaller,â&#x20AC;?  Kam-­ portant   to   a   successful   budget   vote,   man  said. we   would   have   to   wait   until   after   VUHS   Co-­principal   Ed   Webbley   April  21,  probably  even  later,â&#x20AC;?  Haigis   cautioned  board  members  not  to  get   said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not  our  goal.â&#x20AC;? lost   in   the   numbers,   and   instead   re-­ The   board   also   dis-­ member  the  students  and   cussed  a  bill  in  the  Leg-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to faculty   the   budget   will   islature   that   would   limit   affect. the   statewide   property   make tough â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   been   a   long   time   tax   increase   to   4   cents.   decisions, since   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   heard   talk   Originally,   it   was   slated   and we need about   a   child,   or   pro-­ to  increase  7  cents.   grams,â&#x20AC;?  Webbley  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   to begin to Board   member   Jeff   want   to   continue   to   put   Glassberg   suggested   us-­ consider staff a   human   face   on   the   de-­ ing   the   savings   from   size.â&#x20AC;? bate.   If   those   things   get   the   limited   property   tax   â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Board member passed   by   for   reducing   increase   to   pay   off   the   Neil Kamman the  tax  rate,  I  think  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re    ÂżVFDO \HDU EXGJHW selling  our  kids  short.â&#x20AC;? GHÂżFLWZKLFKLVSURMHFW-­ Teacher  Sarah  Thomp-­ ed  to  be  almost  $548,000  and  which   son   suggested   the   board   should   in-­ $1Z68RIÂżFLDOVDWWULEXWHGWRXQH[-­ crease   its   outreach   efforts   to   articu-­ pected  special  education  costs.   late   to   voters   why   exactly   taxes   are   If  the  board  chooses  to  pay  off  only   increasing  so  much. SDUWRIWKDWGHÂżFLWDVSURSRVHGLQWKH â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maybe   we   need   to   have   a   board   original  budget  draft,  Glassberg  said   and   school   open   house,   and   explain   WKH VFKRROÂśV ÂżQDQFLDO ZRHV ZRXOG this   to   taxpayers,â&#x20AC;?   Thompson   said.   only   worsen.   The   board   is   project-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maybe  we  need  time  to  explain  how   LQJ D GHÂżFLW RI DURXQG  DW many  teachers  are  needed.â&#x20AC;? WKHHQGRIWKHFXUUHQWÂżVFDO\HDURQ Haigis  defended  the  boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  efforts   June  30.   at   communicating   the   budget   to   the   Âł,I ZH FKRRVH WR VSOLW WKH ÂżVFDO public. \HDUGHÂżFLWRYHUWZR\HDUVZH â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   had   open   houses,   many   will  end  the  current  school  year  with   different   meetings   where   weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   in-­ DGHÂżFLWH[FHHGLQJ´*ODVV-­ vited   the   public,â&#x20AC;?   Haigis   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   berg   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;It   will   make   the   budget   WKLQNZHKDYHDÂżQDQFLDOGLVDVWHUZH exercise  unbearable  next  year.â&#x20AC;? have  to  handle.â&#x20AC;? Kamman  calculated  that  using  the   Teacher  Mark  Powers  said  the  dol-­ savings  from  the  limited  tax  rate  in-­ ODU ÂżJXUH WKDW WKH ERDUG SLWFKHV WR FUHDVH WR SD\ RII WKH GHÂżFLW ZRXOG voters  is  less  important  than  present-­

ing  to  the  public  exactly  where  their   tax  dollars  go. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   been   a   storm,   and   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   no   oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   particular   fault,   but   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   a   mess,â&#x20AC;?  Powers  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  made  some   sore   wounds   in   the   public,   and   I   GRQÂśW NQRZ WKDW GROODUV ZLOO Âż[ WKDW as  much  as  the  presentation  that  what   we  are  doing  is  what  we  can  do.â&#x20AC;? WARNING  A  VOTE Legally,  the  board  must  warn  a  new   budget   vote   seven   days   in   advance.   However,   several   board   members   said  they  want  to  give  voters  several   weeks   to   evaluate   a   new   spending   proposal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If  you  put  something  out  too  fast,   people  are  going  to  think  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  try-­ ing  to  pull  a  fast  one  over  them,â&#x20AC;?  Su-­ perintendent  Tom  Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien  said. The   board   could   not   reach   a   con-­ sensus  on  how  or  if  to  make  budget   FXWV RU KDQGOH WKH GHÂżFLWV IRU  and   the   present   year.   Members   did   not  make  any  motions  or  give  an  in-­ dication  of  what  the  next  budget  pro-­ posal  will  look  like. Instead,   the   board   agreed   to   meet   again   next   Monday,   March   31,   at   6   p.m.  at  the  high  school.  Administra-­ tors   will   continue   to   hone   the   num-­ bers  and  present  options  to  the  board   for  various  scenarios. Childers  said  she  thinks  the  board   should  put  off  drastic  cuts  and  instead   ask  voters  to  give  them  another  year   to  come  up  with  a  solution. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   ask   the   voters   to   get   rid   of   the  debt  at  take  advantage  of  the  state   homestead  (tax)  adjustment,  and  give   XVD\HDUWRÂżJXUHWKLVRXW´&KLOGHUV said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Teachers  want  this,  administra-­ tors   want   this,   the   board   wants   this.   Just  give  us  another  year.â&#x20AC;?

Potluck set in Weybridge to celebrate energy award WEYBRIDGE   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   Wey-­ bridge  Energy  Committee  is  host-­ ing   a   Community   Potluck   Sup-­ per  on  Friday,  April  11,  from  6-­8   p.m.  at  the  Weybridge  School,  to   celebrate   the   successful   comple-­ tion  of  the  Vermont  Home  Energy   Challenge. Weybridge   was   the   winner   in   $GGLVRQ&RXQW\DQGWKHWRSÂżQ-­ isher  in  the  state  and  will  receive   $10,000   to   be   used   for   a   mu-­ QLFLSDO HQHUJ\ HIÂżFLHQF\ SURMHFW in   Weybridge.   By   successfully   weatherizing   18   homes   in   Wey-­ bridge,   residents   achieved   180   percent   of   the   statewide   goal   set   E\ (IÂżFLHQF\ 9HUPRQW LQ WKLV yearlong  challenge. The   celebration   will   feature   a   potluck   supper,   including   bever-­ ages  and  two  special  cakes  made   especially   for   the   occasion,   and   a   program   to   celebrate   all   the   participants,   volunteers   and   resi-­ dents   who   took   part.   People   are   asked  to  bring  a  salad  or  casserole   to   share.   This   will   be   a   family-­ friendly   event.   Childcare   will   be   provided  during  the  program. There   will   be   an   opportunity   to  discuss  how  the  $10,000  prize   will  be  spent,  and  the  committee   will   provide   information   about   weatherization   and   energy   sav-­ ings  for  residents  who  are  want  to   FRQWLQXH WKHLU HQHUJ\ HIÂżFLHQF\ measures.  

CELEBRATE SPRING

COLORING & DECORATING CONTEST 1- Color and decorate

this Springtime picture anyway you choose (you can use this one or photocopy it or draw/trace the outline the same size).

2- Have fun!

Get Creative!

3- Send your entry to: Addison Independent 58 Maple Street Middlebury, VT 05753 or drop them off in the Marble Works in Middlebury.

4- Entries must be in by: Friday, April 11 At 5pm

Name:

Two winners from each age group will win gift certificates from local businesses. All contestants will receive a prize which will be given when and if entries are picked up. Winners will be announced in the April 17 edition of the Addison Independent. All entries and prizes must be claimed by April 30th, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Age:

Parent/Guardianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name: Address: City:

State:

Zip:

Phone: Age Group:

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Pair taken into custody after scuffle ADDISON   COUNTY   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Ver-­ mont   State   Police   responded   to   68  South  Main  St.  in  Whiting  on   March  19  at  11:20  p.m.  in  an  at-­ tempt  to  locate  Wayne  Bezanson,   who  had  a  warrant  for  his  arrest.   While   troopers   were   attempt-­ ing  to  take  Bezanson  into  custody   he   began   to   resist   arrest.   Police   allege   that   Pamela   Jean   Thomas,   49,   Whiting   Police Log of   began   to   as-­ sist   Bezan-­ son  in  resisting  arrest  by  prevent-­ LQJ WURRSHUV IURP KDQGFXIÂżQJ him. Troopers  did  eventually  subdue   Bezanson  and  take  him  into  cus-­ tody. They   also   took   Thomas   into   custody,  processed  her  at  the  New   Haven   state   police   barracks   and   cited  her  for  impeding  a  police  of-­ ÂżFHU6KHZDVUHOHDVHGDQGFLWHG to  appear  in  Addison  County  Su-­ perior   Court,   criminal   division,   on  May  19  to  answer  the  charge. In  other  recent  activity,  VSP: Â&#x2021; 2Q 0DUFK  DW DSSUR[L-­ mately   1:54   p.m.   stopped   a   car   driven  on  Route  22A  in  Addison   E\&DWKU\Q.3XODVNLRI7DE-­ ernacle,  N.J.,  for  allegedly  travel-­ ing  at  72  mph  in  a  50  mph  zone.   During  the  stop  the  trooper  found   evidence   that   Pulaskiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   license  was  criminally  suspended   in   Vermont.   She   was   cited   for   driving   with   a   criminally   sus-­ pended   license.   The   trooper   also   issued   Pulaski   a   speeding   ticket   WKDW FDUULHV D  ÂżQH DQG WZR points  on Â��her  license. Â&#x2021; 2Q 0DUFK  DW  SP responded  to  a  two-­vehicle  crash   at  the  intersection  of  States  Pris-­ on   Hollow   Road   and   Mountain   Road  in  Monkton.  Police  said  that   Christopher   Knapp,   51,   of   Bris-­ tol  was  northbound  on  Mountain   Road   in   a   2014   Toyota   Tundra   and  stopped  at  the  intersection.  He   proceeded  into  the  oncoming  path   of   a   2001   Subaru   Legacy   driven   westbound   by   Catherine   Fitzger-­ DOGRI+LQHVEXUJ.QDSSWROG police   he   didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   see   the   Subaru.   There   were   no   reported   injuries   and   the   Subaru   was   towed   from   the  scene. Â&#x2021; 2Q 0DUFK  DW  DP went  to  a  two-­car  crash  on  Route   7   in   Ferrisburgh   where   a   car   driven  by  a  71-­year-­old  Montreal   man  collided  with  the  rear  end  of   DFDUGULYHQE\D\HDUROG9HU-­ gennes  woman.  No  injuries  were   reported   and   no   charges   were   ÂżOHG Â&#x2021; 2Q 0DUFK  UHFHLYHG D complaint   of   a   burglary   from   a   locked   home   on   Lincoln   Gap   Road  in  Lincoln.  According  to  the   complainant,   sometime   between    DP DQG  SP DQ XQNQRZQ person  entered  his  dwelling,  pos-­ sibly  with  a  key,  and  stole  multi-­ ple  items  including  a  pair  of  wom-­ enâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Carolina   Loggerâ&#x20AC;?   boots;Íž   a   â&#x20AC;&#x153;heavy   weight,â&#x20AC;?   sterling   silver   menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  necklace;Íž  and  a  â&#x20AC;&#x153;skeletonâ&#x20AC;?   watch  with  diamonds  in  the  outer   casing.   There   are   no   suspects   in   this  case  at  this  time.  Anyone  with   information   regarding   this   bur-­ glary  or  the  aforementioned  items   is  asked  to  contact  state  police  at    ,QIRUPDWLRQ FDQ also   be   submitted   anonymously   online   at   www.vtips.info   or   by   WH[WLQJ Âł&5,0(6´   WR Keyword:  VTIPS.

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PAGE  14A  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Addison  Independent,  Thursday,  March  27,  2014

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Shoot  Meâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  follows  the  career  of  Elaine  Stritch Shoot   Me;Íž   Running   time:   1:30;Íž   Rating:  NR   Elaine   Stritch   has   a   straight-­line   connection   to   the   hearts   of   her   au-­ dience,   and   when   thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   going   on,   nothing   else   matters.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shoot   Meâ&#x20AC;?   is   a   documentary   of   her   86th   year   as   it   unfolds   in   current   club   dates   ZLWK Ă&#x20AC;DVKEDFNV WR KHU JORU\ GD\V RQ %URDGZD\ ZKHUH VKH ÂżUVW SHU-­ formed   in   1944.   As   she   nears   87,   VKH IDFHV XS WR KHU JUHDWHVW IHDU leaving  the  stage. Living   in   the   Carlyle   Hotel   with   long   engagements   in   the   CafĂŠ   Carlyle,   Stritchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   off   stage   life   is   FRPIRUWDEOH DQG VHFXUH 6KH ZDONV through   the   neighborhood   where   IULHQGV DQG KRWHO HPSOR\HHV ZDWFK RYHU KHU 2Q WKH VWUHHW IDQV DS-­ SURDFK WR H[SUHVV WKHLU GHYRWLRQ %XW HDUO\ LQ WKLV ÂżOP VKH WHOOV XV about  her  fear. :H VHH LW ÂżUVW ZKHQ VKH LV UH-­ THE  HADIPPA  DANCERS  will  perform  at  the  Bristol  Bollywood  Bash  

on  Sunday,  April  6,  at  Holley  Hall  in  Bristol.  The  celebration  of  Indian  cul-­ ture  and  cinema  also  includes  Indian  food,  drink  and  music,  Bollywood   ¿OPFOLSVDQGKHQQDSDLQWLQJ ,QGHSHQGHQW¿OHSKRWR7UHQW&DPSEHOO

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mous  fur  coat  as  outrageous  as  the   woman  who  wears  it. When  Stritch  is  at  rest  in  the  Car-­ lyle   surrounded   by   her   reviews,   FOLSSLQJVDQGSLOHVRISLFWXUHVIURP her  Broadway  days,  she  moves  from   SXUH SOHDVXUH DW WKH PHPRU\ RI LW EDFN WR DVNLQJ KRZ VKH FDQ SRV-­ sibly   handle   retirement.   But   what   memories.   Seventy   years   of   stage   VXFFHVV LQ 1HZ <RUN DQG /RQGRQ D7RQ\DQ2ELHDQGDGUDPDGHVN award  that  came  her  way  in  her  70s   for  her  cabaret  show  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Elaine  Stritch   at  Liberty.â&#x20AC;? But   awards   sit   on   shelves.   What   is   still   thoroughly   alive   and   warm   LVWKHVSRQWDQHRXVUHVSRQVHWKDWHQ-­ gulfs  her  wherever  she  goes.  On  the   VWUHHWZUDSSHGLQIXUWUDGLQJTXLSV ZLWKSHRSOHZKRORYHKHU,WÂśVKDUG WRWKLQNRI(ODLQH6WULWFKOLYLQJDQ\-­ ZKHUH EXW ZLWKLQ ZDONLQJ GLVWDQFH of  Broadway.

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Hadippa dancers take the stage at Bollywood Bash

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GREEN MOUNTAIN UPSET

Inspiring documentary of the MUHS Tigerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1983 State Championship victory.

 

HICK IN THE HOOD

A hilarious one-man show from the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;83 MUHS Champ.

 

Fri 4/4 7:30pm $30/ $20 Students

COMFORT IN THE STUMBLE

Cindy Pierceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rollicking one-woman comedy show. A Benefit for the Addison County Parent-Child Center

1pm $24/ $10 Students

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LA BOHEME COSI FAN TUTTE The most performed opera in MET history. Sat 4/5

NY $18.00 Sicilian $19. 50

OKIE DOKIE ARTI-CHOKIE

The Slice Guy

Sun 3/30 2pm $10

MIKE SOMMERS

 

Creamy Alfredo Base Topped with Artichoke Hearts, Baby Spinach, Roasted Garlic, and Shaved Parmesan.

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A Sweet and Tangy BBQ Base Topped with Chunks of Pineapple, Red Onion, Bacon and Chicken. Sure to be good! Lo ve Ar tic ho ke Dip ? Th is is th e pizza fo r yo u!

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James Levine directs a sexy young cast. Sat 4/26

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Austinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sparkling swing trio.

 

THE SHOREHAM INN Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re taking a little Spring Break!

KATHERINE ASTOR GARDEN TALK AND TEA A history of the English garden from the master gardener.

 

DOUGIE MACLEAN Scotlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s national music treasure.

 

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Mon 4/7 2pm $15

In the Jackson Gallery

BRETT SIMISON Photos of Robert Frost sites in Ripton.


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Goal

By  the  way  

(Continued  from  Page  1A) eclipse  its  2012  harvest  of  $671,000.   8QLWHG :D\ IXQQHOV LPSRUWDQW Âż-­ nancial  assistance  to  dozens  of  local   QRQSURÂżW SURJUDPV GHOLYHULQJ NH\ supports   to   Addison   County   resi-­ dents. 2IÂżFLDOV FLWHG VHYHUDO SRWHQWLDO UHDVRQV ZK\ WKH  JRDO KDV proved  elusive.  Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  the  recover-­ LQJHFRQRP\DQGWKHJURZLQJFKRLFH of   philanthropies   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   local,   national   and  international  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  to  which  Addi-­ VRQ&RXQW\UHVLGHQWVFDQJLYH7KHQ thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   the   simple   fact   that   some   of   WKH FDPSDLJQÂśV PRVW VHQLRU JHQHU-­ RXVGRQRUVDUHSDVVLQJDZD\DQGWKH QH[W JHQHUDWLRQ RI JLYHUV KDV \HW WR replace  them. Âł1RZLWÂśVDERXWWDONLQJWRWKHPLG-­ GOHDJHG IRONV DQG \RXQJHU IRONV´ 0F*RZDQVDLGRIWKHQHHGWRÂżOOWKH UDQNVZLWKQHZORQJWHUPFRQWULEX-­ tors. 2Q WKH EULJKW VLGH WKH 8:$&ÂśV popular   payroll   deduction   plan   has   DJDLQ KDUYHVWHG JRRG GLYLGHQGV this   year,   with   several   local   busi-­ QHVVHVLQFUHDVLQJWKHLUFRQWULEXWLRQV $PRQJ WKHP 87& $HURVSDFH LQ 9HUJHQQHV ZKLFK DOVR NLFNHG LQ DQ DGGLWLRQDOFRUSRUDWHJLIWRI 1DWLRQDO %DQN RI 0LGGOHEXU\ DQG 3RUWHU+RVSLWDO/XNHDOVRQRWHGWKH Courtyard  by  Marriott  in  Middlebury   ODXQFKHG LWV ÂżUVWHYHU SD\UROO FDP-­ SDLJQIRU8:$& 8QLWHG:D\DOVRVWDJHGVRPHQHZ HYHQWV WR DPS XS JLYLQJ DQG SD\ KRPDJH WR GHGLFDWHG GRQRUV 7KH\ LQFOXGHG D Âł6SLQ 8QLWHG´ HYHQW DW 0LGGOHEXU\ )LWQHVV WKURXJK ZKLFK participants   raised   a   combined   total   RI  LQ SOHGJHV 7KH 8:$& held   a   special   reception   at   Bristolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   +ROOH\ +DOO LQ )HEUXDU\ WR WKDQN people  who  have  donated  to  the  cam-­ SDLJQIRUDWOHDVW\HDUV 8QLWHG:D\RIÂżFLDOVFRQWLQXHGWR stress  that  donations  of  any  size  are   welcome   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   even   if   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   just   a   few   dollars. Âł,WÂśV WKH SRZHU RI FROOHFWLYH JLY-­ LQJ´0F*RZDQVDLG /XNHZLOODOVRUHDFKRXWWRVHYHUDO people  who  donated  $1,000  or  more   in  2012  as  part  of  UWACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Robert  

(Continued  from  Page  1A) the   fall.   Middlebury   and   Mount   Abraham   teams   each   went   4-­1   in   WKH ÂżUVW URXQG RI WKH SOD\RIIV WR TXDOLI\ IRU 6DWXUGD\ÂśV ÂżQDO GD\ RI FRPSHWLWLRQ (LJKW PDWFKHV LQFOXGLQJ ERWK VHPLÂżQDOV DQG WKH FKDPSLRQVKLSZLOOEHYLHZDEOHRQ ZZZ1616SRUWVQHW DW QR FRVW WR YLHZHUV $QRWKHUVLJQRIVSULQJDUULYHGWKLV ZHHNZKHQ$GGLVRQ&RXQW\7UDQVLW 5HVRXUFHVDQQRXQFHGWKDWQH[WZHHN its  Snow  Bowl  Shuttle  Bus  will  cut   EDFN WKH QXPEHU RI UXQV LW WDNHV WR WKH VNL DUHDV RQ 5RXWH $&75 will   run   the   bus   on  Thursdays,   Fri-­ GD\V DQG 6DWXUGD\V RQO\ EHJLQQLQJ next   Thursday,   April   3.   There   will   EHQR6XQGD\VHUYLFHXQWLOQH[WVNL season. As  the  Independent  UHSRUWHGODVW ZHHN 6NLS %UXVK LV FLUFXODWLQJ D SHWLWLRQWRUHFRQVLGHUWKHPLO-­ OLRQERQGWKDW0LGGOHEXU\YRWHUV DSSURYHGRQ7RZQ0HHWLQJ'D\WR ÂżQDQFHDQHZWRZQRIÂżFHDQGJ\P +HGURSSHGE\WKHRIÂżFHWKLVZHHN and   let   us   know   that   heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll   be   col-­ OHFWLQJ VLJQDWXUHV RQ KLV SHWLWLRQ LQWKHVRFLDOVSDFHDWKH$PHULFDQ /HJLRQKDOORQ0RQGD\0DUFK EHWZHHQDQGSP %ULVWRO7RZQ&OHUNDQG7UHDVXUHU 7KHUHVH .LUE\ LV UHPLQGLQJ %ULVWRO :+,/(81,7(':$<RI$GGLVRQ&RXQW\RIÂżFLDOVGRQRWEHOLHYHWKH\ residents  that  their  property  taxes  are   ZLOO PHHW WKHLU  IXQGUDLVLQJ JRDO RI  WKH\ DUH RSWLPLVWLF due  on  Monday,  April  7. WKH\ZLOOWRSODVW\HDUÂśVWRWDO

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pointed  out  that  problems  still  exist   LQ 9HUJHQQHV LQFOXGLQJ D SRYHUW\ UDWHWKDWLVKLJKHUWKDQWKHFRXQW\DY-­ HUDJH EXW DJUHHG ZLWK +DZOH\ WKDW they  saw  many  assets.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;They  said  there  are  communities   WKDWZRXOGNLOOWRKDYHDOLEUDU\RUDQ RSHUDKRXVHOLNHWKLVDQG\RXKDYH

ERWK´%HQWRQVDLG 7KH QH[W VWHS ZLOO JLYH RI¿FLDOV DQG UHVLGHQWV DOLNH VWHSV WR WDNH WR LPSURYH9HUJHQQHVWKHPD\RUVDLG ³$SULO  LV DOO DERXW JHWWLQJ WKH FRPPXQLW\WRIRFXV´%HQWRQVDLG Andy  Kirkaldy  may  be  reached  at   andyk@addisonindependent.com.

Process   (Continued  from  Page  1A) at  a  site  to  be  announced. Aldermen   did   not   discuss   too   PDQ\ VSHFLÂżFV RI WKRVH UHFRPPHQ-­ GDWLRQVRQ7XHVGD\VD\LQJWKH\SUH-­ IHUUHGWRZDLWXQWLOWKH$SULOPHHWLQJ DWZKLFK9&5'RIÂżFLDOVZLOOUHYHDO and  discuss  what  they  recommend.     Alderman   Joe   Klopfenstein,   for   example,   said   he   had   written   down    FRQFUHWH VXJJHVWLRQV IRU $SULO 16.   On   March   18,   he   said   residents   RIIHUHG ERWK ÂłQXWV DQG EROWV´ LGHDV DERXW LPSURYLQJ SHGHVWULDQ VDIHW\ DQGPRUHJUDQGFRQFHSWVDERXWFUHDW-­ LQJPRUHÂłYLEUDQWOLIH´LQ9HUJHQQHV &LW\ 0DQDJHU 0HO +DZOH\ OLNH aldermen,   said   he   is   curious   about   ZKDW9&5'RIÂżFLDOVZLOOFKRRVHWR FRPHEDFNZLWKQH[WPRQWK â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   really   anxious   to   see   what   LV V\QWKHVL]HG RXW RI DOO RI WKHVH´ Hawley  said. Council   member   Lynn   Donnelly   called  March  18 Â��â&#x20AC;&#x153;the  best  day  in  de-­ YHORSLQJ´LGHDVIRULPSURYLQJOLIHLQ 9HUJHQQHVVKHKDVKDG Donnelly   said   she   attended   three   sessions   that   touched   on   municipal   JRYHUQPHQW DQG WKH VDPH WRSLFV NHSW FURSSLQJ XS DW HDFK LQFOXGLQJ the   possibility   of   a   city   recreation   department   and   the   issue   of   how   to   IXQGNH\DUHDQRQSURÂżWV 0D\RU %HQWRQ DJUHHG PDQ\ TXHV-­ tions  raised  on  what  he  called  â&#x20AC;&#x153;a  fas-­ FLQDWLQJGD\´²IRUZKLFK9&5'RI-­ ÂżFLDOV FKRVH 9HUJHQQHV IURP DPRQJ many  interested  towns  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  are  related.   Âł7KH\ÂśUH DOO LQWHUZRYHQ´ %HQWRQ said.   The  March  18  sessions,  called  by   WKH 9&5' ÂłIRFXV IRUXPV´ KRQHG LQ RQ DUHDV FDWHJRUL]HG DV 0XQLFL-­ SDO DQG 1RQSURÂżW 5HVRXUFHV 7RXU-­ ism,   Recreation   and   Entertainment,   the  Role  of  Municipal  Government,   Basin   and   Riverside   Development,   &RQQHFWLQJ <RXWK 7UDQVSRUWDWLRQ Infrastructure  and  Pedestrian  Safety,   the   Future   of   Economic   Develop-­ PHQW DQG 9HUJHQQHV &RPPXQLW\ Center.   Alderman   Michael   Daniels   said   WKH GD\ ÂłJLYHV XV D JUHDW WRRO´ WR PHDVXUH ZKDW UHVLGHQWV ZRXOG OLNH to   see   added   to   or   accomplished   in   9HUJHQQHV +DZOH\ZKROLNH%HQWRQDWWHQGHG VL[ VHVVLRQV LQ DOO LQFOXGLQJ PHHW-­ LQJZLWKPRGHUDWRUVEHIRUHDQGDIWHU WKHSXEOLFPHHWLQJVVDLG9&5'RI-­ ÂżFLDOVQRWHGWKHFLW\KDGPDQ\SRVL-­ WLYHVLQFOXGLQJDQLQWDFWGRZQWRZQ with   only   one   current   vacancy   and   plenty   of   capacity   in   its   municipal   water  and  sewer  systems.  He  said  he   HQMR\HG KHDULQJ WKDW ÂłWKH\ÂśUH WHOO-­ LQJ \RX 9HUJHQQHV LV LQ GDUQ JRRG VKDSH´ %HQWRQ VDLG 9&5' RIÂżFLDOV DOVR

Live Music by Snake Mountain Bluegrass

Local Food

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ADDISON COUNTY

School Briefs Jessie   Lyons   of   Bristol   and   Jor-­ GDQ 0HUULJDQ RI 9HUJHQQHV KDYH been  named  to  the  deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  list  for  the   fall   2013   semester   at   MCPHS   Uni-­ versity.   /\RQVLVSXUVXLQJD%6LQPHGLFDO DQGPROHFXODUELRORJ\DWWKH%RVWRQ campus. 0HUULJDQLVSXUVXLQJD%6LQQXUV-­ LQJDWWKH0DQFKHVWHU1+ Kelsey  McGlashan  of  Ripton,  a   MXQLRU PDMRULQJ LQ FKHPLFDO HQJL-­ QHHULQJ DW :RUFHVWHU 3RO\WHFKQLF Institute,   recently   completed   an   intense,   hands-­on   research   project   in  Thailand.  The  project  was  titled   Âł:DVWH 0DQDJHPHQW LQ .KORQJ-­ WRH\6OXPV´

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Pipeline   (Continued  from  Page  1A) being   reviewed   by   the   PSB,   calls   for   a   pipeline   spur   from   Middlebury,   through  Cornwall  and  Shoreham,  then   under  Lake  Champlain  to  the  Interna-­ tional  Paper  mill  in  Ticonderoga,  N.Y.   9HUPRQW*DVRIÂżFLDOVFRQWHQGH[WHQG-­ ing  the  pipeline  to  International  Paper   would  save  Vermonters  $45  million  of   the   costs   of   delivering   natural   gas   to   Rutland  by  2020,  which  company  of-­ ÂżFLDOVFRQWHQGLV\HDUVVRRQHUWKDQ without  the  Phase  II  project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  know  that  we  will  not  engage  any   NLQG RI VLJQLÂżFDQW HQHUJ\ SURMHFW LQ Vermont   without   a   vigorous   debate,â&#x20AC;?   Shumlin  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  think  reasonable  peo-­ ple  can  disagree  on  this  one.â&#x20AC;? Monkton   residents   in   particular   have  protested  the  Phase  I  pipeline  that   would   run   through   their   community.   Some  affected  residents  have  reported   receiving   letters   warning   of   eminent   domain  proceedings  against  those  who   decline  to  come  to  the  bargaining  table   to  negotiate  easements. Maren   Vasatka   has   been   among   those  to  receive  such  a  letter  from  Ver-­ mont  Gas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   am   the   face   of   Vermont   Gasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   threat   of   eminent   domain,â&#x20AC;?   Vasatka   said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vermont  Gas  calls  me  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;land  par-­

Other  issues  covered  at  breakfast By  JOHN  FLOWERS MIDDLEBURY   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Most   of   the   dozen   or   so   questions   Gov.   Peter   6KXPOLQ ÂżHOGHG DW WKH /HJLVODWLYH Lunch   at   Middleburyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   American   Legion  hall  on  Monday  dealt  with   the   proposed   natural   gas   pipeline   that  would  bisect  the  county.   But   in   his   limited   time   in   Mid-­ GOHEXU\ WKH JRYHUQRU DOVR EULHĂ&#x20AC;\ touched  upon: Â&#x2021; +LVKRSHWRKDYHDOO1HZ(QJ-­ land   states   raise   their   minimum   ZDJH UDWHV WR  SHU KRXU E\  Â&#x2021; 7KH QHHG WR SURYLGH EHWWHU FHOÂśEXW,DP0DUHQ9DVDWNDDQG I  am  a  Monkton  homeowner  that  has   been  asked  to  host  this  pipeline.â&#x20AC;? Vasatka   said   she   and   her   husband   KDYHEHHQEDWWOLQJWKHSLSHOLQHIRU months,   with   little   success.  While   no   VWUDQJHUWRQDWXUDOJDVVKHH[SUHVVHG frustration  with  the  current  review  pro-­ cess  and  what  she  said  has  been  a  lack   of  information  from  Vermont  Gas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They  havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  been  able  to  answer   our  questions,â&#x20AC;?  she  said.

training   for   Vermont   students   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   particularly  those  from  low-­income   families  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  to  take  on  the  new  wave   of  manufacturing  jobs  at  industries   like  General  Electric. Â&#x2021; 7KH RQJRLQJ EDWWOH DJDLQVW opiates  and  drug  addiction. Â&#x2021; 9HUPRQWÂśVWUDQVLWLRQWRVLQJOH source   recycling   by   2020.   He   al-­ luded   to   that   effort   in   response   to   a  recommendation  from  the  crowd   WKDW KH VXSSRUW H[SDQVLRQ RI WKH stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Bottle  Bill.  Shumlin  said  he   did  not  believe  such  a  move  would   dovetail  with  the  single-­source  re-­ cycling  effort. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This   is   a   large   Canadian   corpora-­ tion  that  is  taking  advantage  of  Ameri-­ cans  and  Vermonters,â&#x20AC;?  she  added.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr.   Governor,   is   this   your   idea   of   â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;rightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   for  your  state?â&#x20AC;? Shumlin   said   he   believes   natural   JDVPDNHVVHQVHZLWKLQWKHFRQWH[WRI Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  energy  goals,  which  include   DQREMHFWLYHRIGHULYLQJSHUFHQWRI its  energy  from  renewable  sources  by   2050.  More  residents  should  have  ac-­ cess  to  natural  gas  as  the  transition  to  

NORTON  LATOURELLE  OF  Shoreham  rises  during  the  Legislative  Lunch  in  Middlebury  Monday  and  asks   Gov.   Peter   Shumlin   a   question   about   the   proposed   Phase   II   of   the   Vermont   Gas   pipeline   that   would   pass   through  Cornwall  and  Shoreham  on  its  way  to  International  Paper  in  New  York. Independent  photos/Trent  Campbell

XQIROGVDFFRUGLQJWR6KXPOLQ â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  makes  good  climate  change,  en-­ vironmental  sense  to  move  from  dirty   oil   that   I   and   many   other  Vermonters   burn   in   their   heating   systems   in   their   homes  and  dirty  oil  that  industry  burns   to  power  their  jobs,  to  a  cleaner  fossil   fuel   that   is   indisputably   natural   gas,â&#x20AC;?   he  said. The   governor   acknowledged   criti-­ cism   of   hydraulic   fracturing,   the   pro-­ FHVVE\ZKLFKQDWXUDOJDVLVH[WUDFWHG from  pockets  beneath  the  ground.  But   he   said   that   same   process   is   already   HPSOR\HG WR H[WUDFW JDVROLQH XVHG WR fuel  vehicles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   can   argue   about   how   pure   weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  going  to  be  as  we  get  off  (fossil   fuels),  but  I  would  argue  that  if  you  can   move  to  a  system  that  gets  off  dirty  oil   and  moves  to  the  least  of  the  polluting   fossil  fuels,  and  at  the  same  time  save   Vermonters   hundreds   of   millions   of   dollars  â&#x20AC;Ś  I  say  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  the  right  decision   to   make,â&#x20AC;?   Shumlin   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;It   will   help   Vermonters  keep  money  in  their  pock-­ ets,  it  will  grow  jobs  and  it  will  reduce   our  fossil  footprint.â&#x20AC;? PUBLIC  SERVICE  BOARD He   advised   people   with   grievances   against   the   pipeline   projects   to   make   themselves   heard   through   the   Public   Service   Board   review   process.   The   PSB   has   quasi-­judicial   licensing   and   regulatory   responsibilities   over   elec-­ tric   utilities,   natural   gas   companies,   telecommunications  companies,  cable   television   systems   and   water   compa-­ nies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  understand  that  these  debates  are   emotional   and   that   you   are   viewing   this  from  where  you  sit,â&#x20AC;?  Shumlin  told   the  crowd.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;If  the  gas  line  is  running   through   your   farm   or   backyard,   you   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   feel   that   thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   fair.  All   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll   say   is,   of   the   choices,   if   you   were   to   ask   me,  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Would  you  like  to  have  an  elec-­ tric  transmission  line  run  through  your   farm  or  a  buried  natural  gas  pipeline  â&#x20AC;Ś   I   personally   would   take   the   Vermont   Gas  pipeline.â&#x20AC;? Addison  County  residents  have  also   KDG D ORW RI H[SHULHQFH ZLWK HOHFWULF transmission   line   projects   during   the   past  decade.  It  was  on  Jan.  28,  2005,   that   the   PSB   gave   the   go-­ahead   for   the   Vermont   Electric   Power   Co.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Northwest   Reliability   Project,   which   involved,  among  other  things,  the  con-­ struction  of  a  new  35.5-­mile,  345  kV   transmission   line   from   West   Rutland   to   New   Haven,   parallel   to   VELCOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   VPDOOHUH[LVWLQJN9WUDQVPLVVLRQ

GOV.  PETER  SHUMLIN  is  sung  to  on  his  birthday  by  those  in  atten-­ dance   at   Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Legislative   Lunch   held   at   the  American   Legion   in   Middlebury.  Shumlin  turned  58.

line   passing   through   West   Rutland,   Proctor,  Pittsford,  Brandon,  Leicester,   Salisbury,   Middlebury   and   New   Ha-­ ven. Some   residents   on   Monday   said   they  felt  powerless  to  affect  the  pipe-­ line  project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A   year   ago,   my   husband   and   I   found   out   this   pipeline   was   com-­ ing   through   our   property,â&#x20AC;?   Monkton   resident  Jane  Palmer  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  asked   what  we  needed  to  do.  We  reached  out   to  our  selectboard,  our  legislators,  and   no  one  really  wanted  to  help  us.â&#x20AC;? 3DOPHUH[SODLQHGWKDWKHUIDPLO\LV among  those  that  decided  to  intervene   in  the  PSB  review  process. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My  feeling  is,  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What  is  the  future   of  democracy  if  what  the  people  feel   is   not   being   dealt   with?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?   she   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;What   will   it   take   for   our   public   of-­ ÂżFLDOV WR VWDUW UHĂ&#x20AC;HFWLQJ RXU YLHZV instead  of  what  they  think  is  the  right   thing  for  Vermonters?â&#x20AC;? Shumlin   replied   the   pipeline   proj-­ ects  have  their  share  of  detractors  and   supporters,  and  that  if  the  plans  were   overwhelmingly   panned,   they   would  

be   rejected   by   the   PSB.   Shumlin   ac-­ knowledged   opposing   a   proposed   Champlain   pipeline   project   that   was   pitched  to  pass  through  Putney  when   he  was  a  selectman  of  that  town  during   WKHODWHV+HVDLGKHRSSRVHGWKDW plan  because  the  company  in  question   was   â&#x20AC;&#x153;not   reputable,â&#x20AC;?   nor   adequately   ÂżQDQFHGWRGRWKHMRE He  argued  the  current  pipeline  pro-­ posal  through  Addison  County  is  dif-­ ferent. Âł,ÂśP D ÂżUP EHOLHYHU WKDW WKLV JDV pipeline  makes  sense;Íž  that  this  part  of   the   state   is   economically   challenged   because   you   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   have   an   interstate   and  you  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  have  the  kind  of  trans-­ portation   infrastructure   that   we   have   on   the   east   side,   and   there   are   two   things  we  can  do  to  help  grow  jobs  and   economic   opportunities   on   the   west   side,   from   Rutland   all   the   way   up:   One   is   high-­speed   rail,   which   weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   working   on;Íž   and   the   other   is   natural   gas,  the  same  natural  gas  that  Frank-­ lin  and  Chittenden  counties  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  which   are  prospering  right  now  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  currently   enjoy.â&#x20AC;?

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