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Green star

Mound gems

Author and activist Bill McKibben won an award and $100,000 for his environmental work. Page 2A.

Storytellers A local educator and Vermont Folklife Center to help teens learn documentary skills. See Page 3A.

The VUHS softball and baseball WHDPVURGHĂ€QHSLWFKLQJSDVWWKH Tigers on Tuesday. See Sports, 1B.

ADDISON COUNTY

INDEPENDENT Vol. 67 No. 21

Middlebury, Vermont

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Teacher took winding road to VUES job

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Memorial  march

THE  MIDDLEBURY   UNION  High  School   marching  band,   above,  keeps  in  step   through  downtown   Middlebury  during   Monday  morningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Memorial  Day   Parade,  while  young   spectators,  right,   watch  the  Vergennes   parade  from  curbside   seats.  For  more   pictures  from  the   Middlebury  and   Vergennes  parades,   see  Page  13A. Independent  photos/ Trent  Campbell

Addison County

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By the way

The  public   is   invited   to   join   the   Middlebury   Area   Land   Trust   in   celebrating  National  Trails  Day  this   Saturday   by   volunteering   to   work   on   a   section   of   the   Trail   Around   Middlebury,   affectionately   known   as   the   TAM.   This   year   MALT   will   be  focusing  efforts  on  Chipman  Hill.   Meet   at   the   Chipman   Hill   trail   ac-­ cess   off   Washington   Street   Exten-­ sion   at   9   a.m.   Work   will   go   until   noon.  Wear  appropriate  work  cloth-­ ing   (pants,   closed-­toed   shoes/boots,   work   gloves,   etc.).   MALT   and   the   Middlebury   Bike   Club   will   pro-­ vide  tools.  Come  join  in  the  fun  and   help   take   care   of   the  TAM,   even   if   you  only  have  an  hour  to  spare.  For   (See  By  the  way,  Page  16A)

Index Obituaries  .......................... 6A-­7A &ODVVL¿HGV  ....................... 8B-­12B Service  Directory  ............ 9B-­11B Entertainment  .......................... 5B &RPPXQLW\&DOHQGDU  ........ 8A-­9A Sports  ................................ 1B-­4B


PAGE  2A  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Addison  Independent,  Thursday,  May  30,  2013

McKibben  wins  $100k   environmental  award Pledges  half  to  college  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  if  it  divests

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Much  Ado About  Nothingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; WILLIAM  SHAKESPEAREâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S  PLAY  took  on   a  new  look  on  the  Addison  Repertory  The-­ ater  stage  at  the  Hannaford  Career  Center   last  week.  Director  Steve  Small  set  the   play  in  a  1980s  club  and  the  student  actors   KDQGOHGERWKWKHFKHHV\FORWKHVDQGGLIÂżFXOW language  with  great  skill.  Pictured  from  a   rehearsal  are,  clockwise  from  above,  Jocelyn   Bedell,  Megan  Ashley  and  Asa  Learmouth;Íž   Learmouth,  Megan  Kelley,  Ashley  and  Aman-­ da  Mandirola;Íž  DJ  Piper;Íž  Meghan  Patten  and   Carl  Andrews;Íž  and  Keegan  Bosworth  and   Lois  Rood.

Independent  photos/Trent  Campbell

RIPTON  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Author   and   activ-­ ist   Bill   McKibben   on   Tuesday   was   awarded  the  $100,000  Sophie  Prize,   one   of   the   worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   largest   environ-­ mental  awards,  for  his  work  in  build-­ LQJ RUJ WKH ÂżUVW ZLGHVSUHDG global  climate  campaign. The  Norway-­based  prize  jury  cit-­ ed   McKibben   for   â&#x20AC;&#x153;pioneering   new   methods   of   social   protest,â&#x20AC;?   from   Internet-­based   organizing   to   the   widespread   civil   disobedience   con-­ fronting   the   Keystone   XL   pipeline.   Past  recipients  of  the  award  include   Nobel  laureate  Wangari  Mathaai  and   Orthodox  Patriarch  Bartholomew. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This   is   really   an   award   for   the   millions  of  people  who  make  up  the   BILL  MCKIBBEN growing   climate   movement,â&#x20AC;?   said   McKibben,   adding   that   he   would   Jostein   Gaarder,   in   the   wake   of   his   donate  half  the  proceeds  of  the  prize   novel  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sophieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  World,â&#x20AC;?  an  interna-­ to   350.org,   and   half   to   Middlebury   tional  bestseller.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   a   special   pleasure   that   this   College   in   Vermont,   where   he   is   Schumann  Distinguished  Scholar  in   honor  has  literary  roots,â&#x20AC;?  said  McK-­ Environmental   Studies   and   where   ibben,  whose  1989  book  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  End  of   Natureâ&#x20AC;?   is   generally   regarded   as   the   350.org  was  founded.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  hopeful  that  by  the  time  the   ÂżUVW ERRN IRU D JHQHUDO DXGLHQFH RQ climate   change.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   also   prize   is   awarded   in   Oc-­ a   delight   because   my   only   tober,   Middlebury   will   â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is child  is  named  Sophie!â&#x20AC;? have   announced   plans   to   â&#x20AC;&#x153;In  certain  ways  this  has   sell  its  fossil  fuel  stocks,â&#x20AC;?   really an been   a   depressing   spring,â&#x20AC;?   said   McKibben,   who   has   award for spearheaded   the   divest-­ the millions McKibben   added.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   watched   the   planetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   car-­ ment   campaign   that   has   of people bon   concentrations   move   now   spread   to   380   cam-­ beyond   400   parts   per   mil-­ puses  and  seen  cities  like   who make OLRQIRUWKHÂżUVWWLPHVLQFH Seattle  and  San  Francisco   up the the   evolution   of   humans.   PRYH WR VHYHU ÂżQDQFLDO growing Against   that,   however,   ties   with   the   fossil   fuel   thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   real   solace   in   the   industry.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;If   not,   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll   ask   climate the   college   to   hold   it   in   movement.â&#x20AC;? emergence   of   a   global   â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Bill movement.   At   least   hu-­ an   escrow   account   until   McKibben PDQV DUH VWDUWLQJ WR ÂżJKW they   take   that   important   back  against  the  fossil  fuel   VWHSMRLQLQJWKHÂżYH1HZ England  colleges  that  have  already   industry.â&#x20AC;? McKibben   has   won   several   other   done   so.   Middlebury   has   always   been  an  environmental  leader,  and   prizes  this  spring,  including  the  Gan-­ it   is   a   great   honor   to   support   its   GKL 3UL]H ÂżUVW DZDUGHG WR (OHDQRU Roosevelt  in  1948),  the  2012  literary   work.â&#x20AC;? 0LGGOHEXU\&ROOHJHRIÂżFLDOVDS-­ prize   of   the   American   Academy   of   plauded   the   choice   of   McKibben   Arts   and   Letters,   and   the   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Steward   for  the  award,  but  they  declined  to   of   Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Creationâ&#x20AC;?   award   from   the   discuss  his  linking  the  prize  money   National  Religious  Coalition  on  Cre-­ to   college   divestment   from   fossil   ation  Care.  In  addition  heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  received   fuel   companies   saying   the   college   honorary   degrees   at   commencement   ceremonies   Eckerd   College   in   Flor-­ doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  discuss  individual  gifts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   congratulate   Bill   on   win-­ ida   and   the   Rhode   Island   School   of   ning   the   award,â&#x20AC;?   said   Bill   Burger,   Design,   the   Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Medal   from   the   vice  president  for  communications   University   at   Buffalo,   and   the  Anvil   of   Freedom   Award   from   the   jour-­ at  Middlebury  College. The  Sophie  Prize  was  established   nalism   school   at   the   University   of   in   1997   by   the   Norwegian   author   Denver.  

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Gun  Senseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  coalition  aims   to  educate  on  gun  violence MIDDLEBURY   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   When   com-­ pared   to   many   states,   Vermont   doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   have   much   gun   crime.   But   Vermont  is  not  immune  to  gun  vio-­ lence.  According   to   Gun   Sense   or-­ ganizer   Bobbi   Loney,  Vermont   has   the   highest   rate   of   gun   deaths   in   New   England,   with   the   16th   high-­ est   rate   in   the   country   for   suicide.   Loney   further   pointed   to   a   2009   study   that   found   Vermont   exports   more   guns   than   any   other   state   in   the  Northeast,  ranking  16th  nation-­ ally.   Vermont   doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   require   gun   owners  to  secure  guns  in  a  gun  safe   or  with  a  trigger  lock,  despite  clear   evidence   that   accidental   deaths   by   children   are   reduced   23   percent   with  such  laws. Gun  Sense  Vermont  has  launched   a  petition  drive  to  ask  the  governor   and  Legislature  to  take  up  sensible   gun   legislation   next   term.   There   will   be   an   organizational   meeting   on  Monday,  June  3,  from  7-­9  p.m.,   at  Champlain  Valley  Unitarian  Uni-­ versalist  Society  at  2  Duane  Court,  

Middlebury,  for   Addison   County   residents   who   would   like   to   help   this  effort. Gun  Sense  Vermont  is  a  coalition   of  Vermonters  who  support  reason-­ able  gun  safety  legislation,  bridging   groups   such   as   the   Vermont   Pub-­ lic   Health   Association,   Child   Safe   Vermont,   and   the  Vermont   Chapter   of   Moms   Demand   Action   for   Gun   Sense,   and   including   gun   own-­ ers   and   non-­gun   owners,   doctors,   teachers,  hunters,  veterans,  parents,   civic  and  religious  leaders  from  100   towns.  Gun  Sense  Vermont  supports   the  Vermont  and  U.S.  constitutions   while  calling  for  common  sense  ac-­ tions  to  make  individuals  and  com-­ PXQLWLHVVDIHUVXFKDVPDNLQJÂżUH-­ arms   less   accessible   to   those   who   canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  use  them  responsibly  and  de-­ FUHDVLQJWKHĂ&#x20AC;RZRILOOHJDOZHDSRQV across  state  borders. More   information   is   available   at   GunSenseVT@gmail.com. Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   note:   This   article   was   provided   by   Gun   Sense   organizer   Bobbi  Loney.


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The  story  is  a  wake-­up  call  to  a  crisis  that  has  been  gathering  steam  for   WKHSDVWFRXSOHRI\HDUV,Q0HUNHOVDLG9HUJHQQHVSROLFHUHFRUGHG MXVWRQHFKDUJHIRUWKHVDOHRIQDUFRWLFVLQWKHQXPEHURIGUXJVDOHV MXPSHGWRIRXUWKHQHLJKWLQDQGHLJKWLQ6RIDULQ9HU-­ JHQQHV SROLFH KDYH LQYHVWLJDWHG  FDVHV RI GUXJ VDOHV DQG  FDVHV RI narcotics  possession  cases. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  just  the  tip  of  the  iceberg,â&#x20AC;?  Merkel  says.  The  same  increase   in  case  loads  have  been  seen  in  Bristol,  Gibbs  says,  noting  that  he  started  to   see  the  problem  developing  before  staff  was  cut  a  couple  years  ago.  Those   VWDIIUHGXFWLRQVKDYHEHHQPDJQLÂżHGE\DVKRUWDJHRIVWDWHSROLFHZRUNLQJ RXWRIWKH$GGLVRQ&RXQW\EDUUDFNVLQ1HZ+DYHQZKLFKLVRSHUDWLQJZLWK four  vacancies  among  11  troopers,  and  only  two  of  three  sergeants. (YHQ ZLWK WKDW VKRUWDJH RI RIÂżFHUV963 6JW -DPHV +RJDQ VD\V WKH\ GHDOWZLWKGUXJSRVVHVVLRQFDVHVLQFRPSDUHGWRLQ² DQLQFUHDVHRIDERXWSHUFHQW)RUWKHÂżUVWÂżYHPRQWKVRIWKHFDVH ORDGKDVEHHQFRPSDUHGWRLQWKHVDPHSHULRGLQ *RY3HWHU6KXPOLQLVLQWKHPLGVWRIVWXG\LQJWKHSUREOHPFDOOLQJLW the  administrationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  primary  focus.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  abundance  of  drugs,  particularly   heroin   and   other   opiates,   is   overwhelming   the   state,â&#x20AC;?   Shumlin   said   in   a   recent  phone  interview,  adding  that  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  imperative  the  state  get  a  handle  on   what  he  called  â&#x20AC;&#x153;a  growing  and  worsening  problem.â&#x20AC;? Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  to  be  done?   (GXFDWLRQLVSDUWRIWKHDQVZHUDQGHGXFDWRUVLQWKH.SURJUDPLQ Vergennes,  Ferrisburgh  and  Addison  are  making  drug  awareness  instruc-­ tion  part  of  the  program  there.  Gibbs  and  Merkel  have  also  recently  held   community  forums  to  talk  about  the  problem  and  develop  strategies.  Both   tactics  will  help. %XW0LGGOHEXU\3ROLFH&KLHI7RP+DQOH\JRHVDVWHSIXUWKHU7KHSURE-­ lem  to  understand,  he  said,  is  whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  driving  these  users  to  take  what  they   know  is  a  dangerous  drug. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These  kids  know  more  than  you  or  I  know  about  heroin  and  opiates,â&#x20AC;?   Hanley  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  can  put  money  into  all  the  drug  education  programs  out   there  and  it  wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  touch  the  problem  if  it  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  address  the  underlying  is-­ sues.â&#x20AC;?  Those  issues,  he  said,  are  the  causes  that  make  people  dispossessed,   that  make  the  user  lose  hope  and  be  despondent.  As  a  community,  he  said,   we  have  to  learn  how  to  recognize  those  signs  and  know  how  to  respond. In  Middlebury,  the  opiate  problem  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  appear  to  be  as  acute.  Hanley   FUHGLWVWKHVFKRROUHVRXUFHRIÂżFHUDQGDYHWHUDQSROLFHIRUFHIRUKHOSLQJUH-­ duce  crime,  including  drug  convictions,  from  the  year  before.  Middlebury   residents  can  only  hope  those  statistics  are  telling  the  real  story,  and  that  the   larger  police  force  in  town  is  paying  dividends. Hope  aside,  however,  whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  clear  from  a  statewide  perspective  is  that   RSLDWHXVHLVHVFDODWLQJUDSLGO\DQG9HUPRQWHUVQHHGDJDPHSODQ$ÂżUVW step  is  to  pay  attention  to  your  immediate  neighborhood  and  to  report  sus-­ picious  behavior  to  local  police;Íž  another  is  to  talk  to  teens  about  the  avail-­ ability  and  danger  of  opiates;Íž  a  third  is  to  encourage  your  community  to   have  townwide  education  seminars  to  highlight  the  problem  and,  as  Han-­ ley  says,  talk  about  the  underlying  causes  and  how  to  address  them.   To  that  end,  perhaps  the  most  effective  state  effort  is  to  launch  a  program   that  goes  county-­to-­county  teaching  residents  what  to  watch  for  and  how  to   follow  through  with  appropriate  action.  That  could  be  done  in  cooperation   with  the  well-­known  â&#x20AC;&#x153;neighborhood  watchâ&#x20AC;?  programs,  which  could  also   EHH[SDQGHGLQWRDUHDVZKHUHWKHUHLVDJURZLQJQHHGDQGRULHQWHGOHVV toward  police  work  (reporting  thefts,  etc.)  and  more  toward  recognizing   trouble  signs  that  are  brewing  and  how  to  help.   This  is  also,  Hanley  cautioned,  not  a  problem  that  can  be  solved  quickly,   EXWDJHQHUDWLRQDOLVVXHWRWDFNOHRYHUWKHQH[WFRXSOHRIGHFDGHV7KHJRDO today  is  to  get  started. 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An  opportunity  to  give  back Every   once   in   a   while   comes   an   apt   opportunity   to   give   back   to   your   FRPPXQLW\LQDZD\WKDWZLOOPDNH\RXIHHOJRRGDQG\LHOGEHQHÂżWVIRUWKH rest  of  the  year.     This  Saturday,  from  9  a.m.  to  noon,  volunteers  will  gather  on  behalf  of   the  Middlebury  Area  Land  Trust  to  improve  the  Trail  Around  Middlebury.   This  year  the  focus  is  the  trails  on  Chipman  Hill. Organizers  will  meet  volunteers  at  the  trail  access  off  Washington  Street   ([WHQVLRQZHDULQJDSSURSULDWHZRUNFORWKHV²SDQWVFORVHGWRHGVKRHV boots,  work  gloves  and  other  things  you  think  are  essential  to  keep  you  safe   and  protected.  MALT  and  the  Middlebury  Bike  Club  will  provide  tools,  but   LI\RXKDYHDQH[WUDSLFNVKRYHORUOLPESUXQHUEULQJLWDORQJ ,WÂśVSDUWRIKRZ0$/7LVFHOHEUDWLQJ1DWLRQDO7UDLOV'D\RQ6DWXUGD\ June  1.  And  even  if  you  only  have  an  hour  to  give,  MALT  leaders  say,  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   welcome  and  greatly  appreciated. So  go.  Give  back.  Then  enjoy  the  trails  day  after  day.   Angelo  S.  Lynn

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Having  fun MIDDLEBURY  COLLEGE  PRESIDENT  Ron  Liebowitz  laughs  at  a  joke  made  at  his  expense  by  Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   commencement  speaker  Jonathan  Safran  Foer.  Dean  of  the  College  Shirley  Collado,  background,  was   also  tickled  by  Safran  Foerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  good-­natured  jabs. Independent  photo/Trent  Campbell

Say  thanks  to  people  who  matter When  I  sat  down  recently  with  soon-­to-­retire  Ferrisburgh   Central  School  teacher  Alana  Lilly,  I  asked  her  the  standard   question  about  the  highlights  of  her  30  years  at  the  school.   As  is  always  the  case,  not  all  of  an  intervieweeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  re-­ VSRQVHPDGHWKHÂżQDOFXWIRUDVWRU\1RWHYHU\WKLQJÂżW After  all,  in  30  years,  Lilly,  like  other  teachers  with  simi-­ lar  careers,  had  made  an  impact  at  her  school.     Instead,  the  article  talked  about  her  helping  to  create   two   annual   events   at   Ferrisburgh   Central,   a   producersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   fair  that  highlights  studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  work  with  local  farmers,  and   an  â&#x20AC;&#x153;invention  conventionâ&#x20AC;?  that  encourages  third-­graders   to  build  devices  to  perform  mechanical  feats.  The  piece   also  noted  Lilly  was  once  named  Ver-­ montâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Conservation   Teacher   of   the   Year. %XWZKDWVKHÂżUVWPHQWLRQHGZKHQ I  asked  the  question  was  a  knock  on  a   door   during   a   staff   meeting.   It   came   By Andy from  a  student  she  had  taught  at  least   Kirkaldy 15  years  ago,  and  who  had  come  back   into  town  and  wanted  to  say  hi  to  and   thank   the   woman   he   called   the   best   ÂżIWKDQGVL[WKJUDGHWHDFKHUKHHYHUKDG Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  learned  over  the  years  these  are  the  rewards  teach-­ ers  cherish.   1RZWDONLQJWRORQJWLPHWHDFKHUVRQWKHFXVSRIUHWLUH-­ ment  is  one  of  my  more  enjoyable,  and  if  I  may,  educa-­ tional  assignments  each  year. To   start   with,   teachers   are   almost   universally   good   folks.  Like  nursing,  the  people  who  go  into  the  profes-­ sion  tend  to  have  good  motives,  not  to  mention  brains,   kindness  and  patience.  (Full  disclosure,  yes,  I  am  mar-­ ried  to  a  Vergennes  Union  High  School  teacher,  and  yes,   she  possesses  those  qualities.  She  especially  requires  the   latter  one,  patience,  to  remain  married  to  me.) Like  nurses,  teachers  also  tend  to  be  under-­appreciat-­

ed,  so   most   teachers   are   happy   to   sit   down   with   a   re-­ porter.  It  makes  for  lively  and  informative  chats. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  learned  teachers  really  are  fonts  of  patience  with   their  kids.  And  at  least  when  they  are  ready  to  step  down   they  call  them  kids,  not  youngsters  or  pupils  or  students.   Most  want  every  one  of  those  kids  to  succeed,  and  will   DGYRFDWHIRUWKHPVRPHWLPHVÂżHUFHO\ They  have  less  tolerance  for  things  that  get  in  the  way   of  what  they  see  as  the  best  way  to  teach  or  take  care  of   those  kids,  like  confusing  multiple  directives  from  high-­ er-­ups   in   the   government   or   district   or   the   sometimes   burdensome  requirements  from  standardized  testing. Teachers   wish   people   would   un-­ derstand  their  work  day  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  begin   at  8  a.m.  and  end  at  3  p.m.,  nor  does   the   work   year   begin   in   September   and  end  in  June.  Tasks  like  planning,   creating  new  units,  completing  ongo-­ ing  personal  education  requirements,   grading  papers  and  tests  and  entering   those  grades,  chaperoning  events,  at-­ tending   staff   meetings,   serving   on   committees,  answering  parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  and  administratorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  con-­ cerns,  and  preparing  classrooms  add  untold  hours. They   appreciate   it   when   community   members   sup-­ port  their  schools  by  attending  events,  volunteering  in   classrooms   or   for   school   projects,   or   taking   an   active   role  in  their  kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  education. And,   like   Lilly,   they   love   it   when   students   take   the   time  to  say  thanks.  My  wife  still  has  notes  saved  from  a   decade  ago,  when  she  taught  at  Otter  Valley. So  as  the  school  year  winds  down,  hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  message   HVSHFLDOO\IRUWKHVHQLRUV7DNHDPLQXWHDQGVD\WKDQNV to   teachers   who   have   meant   something   to   you   on   the   way.   It  may  mean  more  to  them  than  you  know.

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Shumlin  faces  re-­election  pitfalls Recent   Vermont   history   shows   that   governors   lose   VXSSRUWWKHORQJHUWKH\VWD\LQRIÂżFH-LP'RXJODVÂśYRWH VKDUHGHFOLQHGIURPKLVÂżUVWUHHOHFWLRQLQWKURXJK KLV ODVW UHHOHFWLRQ LQ  DQG +RZDUG 'HDQ IDFHG challenging   campaigns   in   his   last   two   re-­elections,   in   DQG7KHVDPHWUHQGPD\EHVWDUWLQJIRU3HWHU Shumlin. As  this  yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  legislative  session  ended,  a  number  of   'HPRFUDWVZHUHVXUSULVHGDWWKHH[WHQWWRZKLFK6KXP-­ OLQUHVLVWHGSURSRVDOVIURP+RXVHDQG6HQDWH'HPRFUDWV WRUHVWUXFWXUHWKHLQFRPHWD[LQZD\VWKDWZRXOGDIIHFW primarily   upper-­income   households.   In   several   press   conferences,   Shum-­ lin   said   that   he   would   not   support   DQ\WD[LQFUHDVHVH[FHSWRQJDVROLQH HYHQWKRXJKWKHSURSRVHGLQFRPHWD[ FKDQJHV ZRXOG EHQHÂżW PRVW PLGGOH income  households.   Majorities  of  the  House  and  Senate   'HPRFUDWLF FDXFXVHV DQG PXFK RI By  Eric  L.  Davis WKH'HPRFUDWLFEDVHDPRQJ9HUPRQW voters,   would   like   to   see   the   state   spend  more  on  programs  for  low-­  and   moderate-­income   Vermonters   than   Shumlin   is   willing   WRVXSSRUWDQGZRXOGOLNHWRVHHWKHVWDWHÂśVWD[V\VWHP move   in   a   more   progressive   direction.   Shumlin   is   not   part  of  this  consensus.  The  issues  on  which  he  built  his   political   career   are   marriage   equality,   closing   Vermont   <DQNHHDQGVLQJOHSD\HUKHDOWKFDUHQRWH[SDQGLQJVR-­ FLDOZHOIDUHSURJUDPVDQGSURJUHVVLYHWD[DWLRQ &RQĂ&#x20AC;LFWV EHWZHHQ WKH JRYHUQRU DQG WKH /HJLVODWXUH RYHUÂżVFDOLVVXHVZLOOFRQWLQXHLQWKHVHVVLRQ:KLOH the  majority  of  Vermont  voters  may  be  more  sympathetic   WRWKHJRYHUQRUÂśVSRVLWLRQWKDQWRWKDWRIWKH'HPRFUDWLF

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legislative  leadership,  Shumlin  does  have  to  worry  about   WKH'HPRFUDWLFEDVHEHLQJOHVVHQWKXVLDVWLFDERXWKLPLQ WKDQLWZDVLQDQG7KHUHLVDOVRDWOHDVWD SRVVLELOLW\WKDWWKH3URJUHVVLYHSDUW\ZLOOUXQDFDQGLGDWH WR6KXPOLQÂśVOHIWLQ Recent   news   stories   about   the   governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   real   estate   transaction  with  an  East  Montpelier  neighbor  do  not  help   Shumlinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  political  position.  The  details  of  this  transac-­ WLRQDUHFRPSOH[DQGWKHJRYHUQRUKDVSURYLGHGDSODXVL-­ EOHH[SODQDWLRQRIKRZKHSODQVWRPRGLI\WKHWUDQVDFWLRQ JRLQJIRUZDUG+RZHYHUWKHVWRU\ÂżWVDODUJHUQDUUDWLYH of   Shumlin   as   a   wealthy   man   who   sometimes   seems   to   go   out   of   his   way  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  as  with  his  reaction  to  the  in-­ FRPHWD[UHIRUPSURSRVDOV²WRSUR-­ tect   the   interests   of   a   small   number   of  high-­income  Vermont  households. Shumlin  also  faces  upcoming  chal-­ lenges  in  health  care.  Some  progres-­ sives  are  concerned  about  what  they   see  as  a  lack  of  progress  in  develop-­ LQJDÂżQDQFLQJSODQIRUDVLQJOHSD\-­ er   system,   which   is   due   to   the   Leg-­ LVODWXUHLQHDUO\MXVWPRQWKVIURPQRZ&ORVHU DWKDQGWKHQHZKHDOWKEHQHÂżWH[FKDQJHNQRZQDV9HU-­ mont  Health  Connect,  will  go  into  operation  on  Jan.  1.   More  than  100,000  Vermonters  who  work  for  businesses   and  other  organizations  with  fewer  than  50  employees,   or   who   buy   insurance   in   the   individual   market,   must   obtain  their  insurance  through  Vermont  Health  Connect   starting  in  January.   The  administration  is  working  hard  with  private-­sector   partners   such   as   Blue   Cross   Blue   Shield   to   set   up   the   (See  Davis,  Page  5A)

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not  likely  that  many  Vermont-­ ers  would  associate  Whitey  Bulger   and  American  due  process  in  the   same  breath.  The  allegations  are   that  Mr.  Bulger  didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  give  his  many   DOOHJHGYLFWLPVDQ\ULJKWVH[FHSW their  last  rites.  With  jury  selection   set  to  begin  in  the  real-­life  ending  to   Martin  Scorceseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  now  classic  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   'HSDUWHG´DYHU\FRPSHWHQWOHJDO team  has  been  assembled  to  defend   Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  most  notorious  gangster. We  should  all  take  pride  knowing   WKDWLQVWFHQWXU\$PHULFDHYHQ an  individual  charged  with  com-­ mitting  such  gruesome  crimes  will   receive  the  very  best  defense  from   talented  and  courageous  crimi-­ QDOGHIHQVHDWWRUQH\VÂżJKWLQJIRU every  inch  on  behalf  of  their  client.   His  lawyers  have  fought  hard  to   guarantee  Mr.  Bulger  that  not  only   will  his  trial  appear  to  be  open,  fair   and  impartial,  but  that  it  truly  will   be  open,  fair  and  impartial,  with  the   courtroom  doors  always  open,  with   biased  judges  properly  recused,  and   ZLWKLQĂ&#x20AC;DPPDWRU\DQGSUHMXGLFLDO evidence  tossed  out. 1RPDWWHUKRZKHDUWEUHDNLQJWKH stories  of  the  victims  may  be,  and   no  matter  how  loud  the  howling   mob  may  cry  for  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whiteyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  neck  in   a  noose!â&#x20AC;?  inside  the  courtroom  in   Boston,  where  Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  liberty  was   ÂżUVWGHIHQGHGLQEORRGGHIHQVHODZ-­ yers  will  stand  in  front  of  Mr.  Bulger   and  protect  him  against  the  steam-­ rolling  and  seemingly  unlimited   power  of  government,  and  demand   proof  beyond  a  reasonable  doubt   on  behalf  of  just  one  individual.  As   a  progressive  and  free  society,  it  is   imperative  that  every  single  criminal   defendant  here  in  Vermont  obtain  no   less  than  Whitey.  Our  very  freedom   depends  on  it. David  Erlichman Hinesburg

Natural  gas  fans   should  speak  up Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  been  reading  with  concern   the  rising  tide  of  letters  opposing   the  natural  gas  pipeline  with  barely   a  peep  from  those  holding  oppos-­ ing  viewpoints.  We  need  to  let  our   OHJLVODWRUVDQGVWDWHRIÂżFLDOVDQG economic  developers  know  that   many  Addison  County  residents  are   in  fact  in  favor  of  bringing  in  a  new   option  for  saving  money  and  reduc-­ ing  greenhouse  gases. )DFWV 1DWXUDOJDVLVULJKWQRZIDU OHVVH[SHQVLYHWKDQRLORUSURSDQH It  may  or  may  not  stay  that  way;Íž   nobody  knows  what  the  price  of  a   commodity  will  be  in  one  year,  let   alone  10. %XUQLQJQDWXUDOJDVLVGH-­ monstrably  more  environmentally   friendly  than  burning  oil  or  propane;Íž   LWHPLWVIDUOHVVFDUERQGLR[LGHSHU BTU.  If  we  all  switched  from  heat-­ ing  with  oil  or  propane  to  natural   gas,  there  would  be  a  net  decrease  of   greenhouse  gases  released  into  the   atmosphere. 1DWXUDOJDVLVUHODWLYHO\VDIH It  has  been  used  for  decades  in   Franklin  and  Chittenden  counties   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  not  to  mention  in  large  cities   across  the  country.  According  to  one   source,  there  were  161  deaths  in  the   86EHWZHHQDQGGXHWR QDWXUDOJDVH[SORVLRQV0RVWZHUH UHODWHGWRH[FDYDWLRQQHDUSLSHOLQHV In  my  view,  this  is  an  acceptable  and   PDQDJHDEOHULVNJLYHQWKHEHQHÂżWV that  natural  gas  will  bring  us.  And   fracking?  The  jury  is  out,  with  one   side  minimizing  the  hazards  and   DQRWKHUPD[LPL]LQJWKHP,ÂśP sure  it  could  be  made  safer.  Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   work  toward  that  goal  and  urge  our   legislators  to  increase  regulatory   oversight  to  ensure  it  happens. 0RYLQJWRDOOUHQHZDEOHVLVD laudable  goal,  but  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not  going  to   happen  in  our  lifetimes  barring  a   major  breakthrough.  Renewables   PDNHXSOHVVWKDQSHUFHQWRIWKH energy  market,  and  when  you  take   out  hydropower,  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  less  than  7  per-­ cent.  We  should,  of  course,  continue   to  promote  renewable  energy.  The   solar  hot  water  system  I  purchased   a  few  years  ago  is  one  of  the  best   investments  I  ever  made.  Were  I   king  of  Vermont,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  mandate  that   all  new  construction  have  just  such  a   system.  And  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  looking  forward  to   WKHGD\,FDQSXWVRODU39SDQHOVRQ my  shed  roof  to  further  reduce  my   energy  costs  and  help  the  planet.  (I   do  draw  the  line  at  those  giant  solar   â&#x20AC;&#x153;trackersâ&#x20AC;?  littering  the  landscape   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  they  are  neither  attractive  nor   DOOWKDWHIÂżFLHQW,VXVSHFWLQ years,  after  the  leases  run  out,  they   will  sit  rusting  and  in  disrepair  much   as  those  giant  TV  satellite  dishes  did   (See  Letter,  Page  5A)


Addison  Independent,  Thursday,  May  30,  2013  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  PAGE  5A

Death,  drugs  dominated  legislative  debates 0HPRULHV RI WKH UHFHQWO\ HQGHG â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  but  it  turns  out  not  to  be  unusu-­ VHVVLRQRIWKH9HUPRQW/HJLVODWXUH DO 0RUH WKDQ D GR]HQ RWKHU VWDWHV KDYHIRUDOOEXWWKHSROLWLFDOO\DG-­ KDG DOUHDG\ SDVVHG VRPH IRUP RI dicted,   faded   with   the   late   spring   GHFULPLQDOL]DWLRQ E\ WKH WLPH9HU-­ heat.   mont  got  around  to  it.   %XWLWÂśVZRUWKWDNLQJDTXLFNORRN ,WVHHPVZHDUHZHOORQRXUZD\ back   at   the   session,   which   will   be   WR 7ZR $PHULFDV ² RQH ZKHUH remembered   for   two   landmark   JD\V FDQ PDUU\ DQG SHRSOH FDQ pieces   of   legislation   FDUU\ D VPDOO VWDVK WKDW ZLOO WRXFK PDQ\ without   fear   of   a   9HUPRQWHUV criminal   record,   and   7KLV \HDU 9HUPRQW another   where   reefer   EHFDPH WKH ÂżUVW (DVW-­ paranoia   reigns   and   HUQ VWDWH ² DQG RQO\ itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   still   not   safe   to   the   third   overall   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   to   come  out  of  the  closet. pass   a   â&#x20AC;&#x153;death   with   %XWWKLVVHVVLRQZDV GLJQLW\´ ODZ ,W DOORZV also   notable   as   much   WHUPLQDOO\ LOO PHQWDOO\ for   what   the   Legisla-­ competent  people  to  die   ture   didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   do,   as   for   a   peaceful   death   at   the   what  it  did  do. time   of   their   choosing,   $VDUHVXOWRIOHJLV-­ with   medication   pro-­ lative   inaction,   there   YLGHGE\DSK\VLFLDQ wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   be   much   in   the   $QG DIWHU DQ HQWHU-­ ZD\ RI VWDWH PRQH\ WDLQLQJO\ SXEOLF GHEDWH for   winterizing   our   among  members  of  the   homes.   The   debate   law  enforcement  world,   by Gregory Dennis about   new   shoreline   the   Legislature   decid-­ regulations   along   ed,  with  the  backing  of   Lake   Champlain   will   Gov.  Peter  Shumlin,  to  decriminal-­ FRQWLQXHIRUDWOHDVWDQRWKHU\HDU ize  possession  of  small  amounts  of   7KHUH ZRQÂśW EH DQ\ QHZ UHVWULF-­ marijuana. WLRQV RQ ZLQG IDUPV EH\RQG WKH For   those   of   us   who   have   been   DOUHDG\ VWULQJHQW HQYLURQPHQWDO watching   the   political   process   for   regulations   governing   this   prom-­ several   decades,   the   liberalization   LVLQJ HQHUJ\ VRXUFH$QG QR QHZ of   marriage   and   marijuana   laws   is   state  income  tax  structure,  either.   one  of  the  most  surprising  develop-­ $IWHUPXFKGHEDWHDQGDQRXWUD-­ ments  of  our  time.   geous   amount   of   half-­truths   from   ,W RQFH VHHPHG OLNH JD\V ZRXOG RSSRQHQWV RI ZLQG HQHUJ\ WKH QHYHUEHDEOHWRPDUU\$QGWKDWEH-­ /HJLVODWXUH ZLVHO\ GHFLGHG QRW ing  caught  with  more  than  a  couple   WR WXUQ DZD\ IURP WKH SURPLVH RI RXQFHV RI ZHHG ZRXOG DOZD\V UH-­ FOHDQHQHUJ\,QVWHDGLWHOHFWHGWR sult  in  a  jail  sentence.   WDNHDVWHSEDFNDQGVWXG\WKHLV-­ Now,   though,   we   live   in   a   time   sue. ZKHQ9HUPRQWEHFDPHWKHÂżUVWVWDWH It   remains   to   be   seen   whether   WROHJDOL]HJD\PDUULDJHWKURXJKLWV that   approach   will   result   in   the   Legislature. JHQHUDWLRQ RI VXEVWDQWLDOO\ PRUH $QG WKDQNV WR SDUWLDO GHFULPL-­ ZLQG HQHUJ\ LQ9HUPRQW %XW DQ\ nalization,   being   caught   with   a   FRPSDQ\ WKLQNLQJ RI EXLOGLQJ D VPDOO DPRXQW RI 9HUPRQW JUHHQ ZLQG IDUP KHUH ZLOO UHJUHWWDEO\ will  result  in  nothing  more  than  a   need   to   think   twice.   The   atmo-­ ÂżQH VSKHUH KDV EHHQ SRLVHG E\ D IHDU I   thought   decriminalization   was   driven   opposition   that   has   caught   a  sensible,  brave  and  unusual  stand   WKH HDU RI PDQ\ VHQDWRUV WKRXJK IRUWKH/HJLVODWXUHWRWDNH$VDQD-­ WKDQNIXOO\IHZ+RXVHPHPEHUV  tion,  we  waste  an  inordinate  amount   The   state   came   up   short   on   an-­ of   law   enforcement   resources   on   other   essential   environmental   is-­ enforcing  marijuana  laws. sue:  The  budget  bill  provided  little   It  was  indeed  sensible  and  brave   funding  for  winterization  and  oth-­

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HUHQHUJ\FRQVHUYDWLRQPHDVXUHV Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a   broad   consensus   that   FRQVHUYDWLRQ LV WKH ÂżUVW VWHS LQ UHGXFLQJ FOLPDWH FKDQJH %XW WKH /HJLVODWXUH IDLOHG WR ÂżQG IXQGLQJ WR KHOS QHHG\ 9HUPRQWHUV ZHDWK-­ HUL]H WKHLU KRPHV WKLV \HDU DQG conservation  remains  the  forgotten   stepchild. ,Q D QLFHO\ UHSRUWHG DUWLFOH E\ $XGUH\ &ODUN RQ 9W'LJJHUFRP Chris   Killian,   director   of   the   Conservation   Law   Foundation,   articulated  how  our  political  lead-­ ers   came   up   short   on   support   for   ZHDWKHUL]LQJ9HUPRQWKRPHV â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  think  thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  broad  recogni-­ tion  that  we  need  to  tighten  up  our   EXLOGLQJ VWRFN GUDPDWLFDOO\ LQ RU-­ der   to   reduce   our   greenhouse   gas   footprint   associated   with   heating   and   cooling,â&#x20AC;?   Killian   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   most  logical  revenue  stream  would   EH D VXUFKDUJH RQ IXHOV %XW EH-­ cause  our  legislators  and  our  gov-­ ernor  are  not  willing  to  press  hard   to   create   a   revenue   stream   based   on   a   fuels   surcharge,   to   fund   a   central  program  that  would  imple-­ PHQWEXLOGLQJHIÂżFLHQF\PHDVXUHV to  reduce  that  greenhouse  gas  foot-­ print,  we  do  not  have  a  meaningful   program  in  the  state.â&#x20AC;? 2QWKHDOZD\VFRQWHQWLRXVLVVXH RIWD[DWLRQWKHIRFXVWKLV\HDUZDV not   on   education   funding   but   on   the  income  tax.   'HPRFUDWLF3DUW\OHDGHUVLQERWK houses   were   poised   to   pass   leg-­ islation   that   would   have   lowered   income   taxes   for   the   overwhelm-­ LQJPDMRULW\RI9HUPRQWHUVZKLOH UDLVLQJ WD[HV RQ D VPDOO ZHDOWK\ PLQRULW\ %XWWKDWSURPLVLQJSRVVLELOLW\WR make   the   tax   code   more   progres-­ VLYHYDQLVKHGOLNHD0D\VQRZIDOO in   the   face   of   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll   jump   out   of   a   buildingâ&#x20AC;?   opposition   from   Gov.   Shumlin. $QG VR LW ZDV WKDW WKH WZR FHU-­ WDLQWLHV²GHDWK ZLWKGLJQLW\ DQG taxes  stole  the  show. Gregory   Dennisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   column   ap-­ pears   here   every   other   Thursday   and  is  archived  on  his  blog  at  www. gregdennis.wordpress.com.   Email   him   at   gregdennisvt@yahoo.com.   Twitter:  @greengregdennis.

Access  to  natural  gas  would  bring  some  advantages $IHZZRUGVLI,PD\SURYRNHG E\WKHOHWWHURI0V%DUEDUD6KDSLUR in  support  of  selectboard  member   Susan  Shashokâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  â&#x20AC;&#x153;vote  against  the   proposed  natural  gas  pipeline  exten-­ VLRQWKURXJK$GGLVRQ&RXQW\´ 0V6KDVKRNDWDUHFHQWPHHWLQJ of  the  selectboard,  was  reluctant   to  join  her  colleagues  to  sanction   DOHWWHUE\WKHVHOHFWERDUGWREH sent  to  the  Addison  Independent  for   publication,  in  support  of  the  natural   gas  pipeline  insofar  as  it  pertains  to   WKHWRZQRI0LGGOHEXU\ There  is  no  question  but  that  the   selectboard  recognizes  the  tremen-­ dous  economic  gains  to  be  realized   E\WKHDYDLODELOLW\RIQDWXUDOJDVWR 0LGGOHEXU\EXVLQHVVHVDQGUHVL-­ GHQFHV5HVLGHQWLDOSURSHUW\RZQHUV RI0LGGOHEXU\EHDUDKHDY\WD[ORDG ZKLFKZRXOGEHYHU\VXEVWDQWLDOO\ relieved  with  the  advent  of  a  natural   JDVSLSHOLQHVHUYLQJ0LGGOHEXU\ÂśV commercial  and  residential  needs.   0V6KDSLURUHIHUVWRQXPHU-­

ous  oil  spills  which  have  occurred   due  to  ruptured  pipes  or  disabled   tankers  or  rigs  at  sea.  This  recital   RQO\VHUYHVWRVXSSRUWWKHQHHGRI an  alternative  fuel  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  natural  gas  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   ZKLFKKLVWRU\KDVVKRZQWRKDYHD VXSHUEVDIHW\UHFRUGLQGHOLYHU\RI the  product  via  pipelines. The  major  cities  in  the  East  have   HQMR\HGWKHHIÂżFLHQF\DQGHFRQRP\ DQGVDIHW\RIQDWXUDOJDVIRUGH-­ FDGHV0LGGOHEXU\PXVWQRWOHWWKLV RSSRUWXQLW\WRKDUQHVVDVXSHULRU source  of  fuel  to  counter  the  ever-­ increasing  costs  of  fuel  oil  and  gaso-­ OLQH7KHDYDLODELOLW\RIQDWXUDOJDV LQWKHFRPPXQLW\ZLOOKHOSFRQWURO WKHSULFHZHSD\WRKHDWRXUKRPHV and  businesses.  The  introduction  of   QDWXUDOJDVWRRXUFRPPXQLW\ZLOO VHUYHDVDYHU\VXEVWDQWLDOLQĂ&#x20AC;XHQFH from  a  competitive  standpoint,  in   curbing  the  rise  in  price  of  oil  and   gasoline.  With  natural  gas  available   WREXVLQHVVHVDQGOLJKWLQGXVWU\DQG other  areas  of  commerce,  we  will  

HQMR\DQH[SDQVLRQRIVXFKIDFLOLWLHV LQRXUWRZQZKLFKZLOOVXEVWDQWLDOO\ increase  the  grand  list  and  will  lift   the  excessive  tax  burden  from  the   shoulders  of  the  homeowner,  not  to   PHQWLRQWKHVLJQLÂżFDQWFRQWULEXWLRQ LWZLOOPDNHWRWKHHPSOR\PHQWUDWH )LQDOO\,GRQRWTXHVWLRQWKHULJKW of  selectboard  member  Shashok  to   vote  as  she  did.  I  would  point  out   that  it  would  be  helpful  if  she  would   provide  a  written  dissenting  opinion   FOHDUO\VHWWLQJIRUWKWKHSDUWLFXODUV of  her  objections  to  the  position   of  her  colleagues,  so  that  greater   credence  might  be  given  her  stance.   Her  statement  that  she  â&#x20AC;&#x153;agrees  with   some  things  but  not  with  all  thingsâ&#x20AC;?   pertaining  to  the  issue  is  not  illumi-­ nating. Tom  Lewis Middlebury Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   note:   Tom   Lewis   has   served   as   a   Middlebury   town   lister   since  2003.

Letter (Continued  from  Page  4A) in  the  1980s  and  1990s.)  In  short,   UHQHZDEOHVMXVWDUHQÂśWHIÂżFLHQW HQRXJK²\HW²WRFDUU\WKHIXOO HQHUJ\ORDG &RQWUDU\WRWKHFODLPVRI some,  there  is  no  â&#x20AC;&#x153;evil  empireâ&#x20AC;?  of   JOREDOHQHUJ\FRPSDQLHVZRUN-­ ing  to  take  over  the  entire  planet   IRUWKHSXUSRVHRIVXFNLQJHYHU\ last  dollar  from  willing  dupes  like   \RXDQGPH&RPSDQLHVHLWKHU VHUYHDXVHIXOSXUSRVHRUWKH\ GRQÂśWODVWORQJ:HQHHGHQHUJ\ 9HUPRQW*DVDQGRWKHUVSURYLGHLW $QGIRUWKRVHZKRSURFODLPWKDW fossil  fuels  will  soon  end  mankind   DVZHNQRZLW<RXÂśYHVROG\RXU FDUULJKW"<RXGRQÂśWĂ&#x20AC;\DQ\PRUH right?  Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  off  the  grid,  right? I  ask  that  business  owners  and   residents  who  like  the  idea  of   VDYLQJD/27RIPRQH\LQHQHUJ\ FRVWVRYHUWKHQH[WIHZ\HDUV

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Letters to the Editor Middlebury  board  must  honor  will  of  people  on  pipeline ,QD0D\VWDWHPHQWRIVXSSRUW IRUWKH9HUPRQW*DVSLSHOLQHVL[ PHPEHUVRIWKH0LGGOHEXU\VHOHFW-­ ERDUGWROGXVWKH\PDNHGHFLVLRQV ZLWKUHJDUGWRÂłWKHSURVSHULW\DQG well-­being  of  all  who  live  here.â&#x20AC;?   While  the  remainder  of  their  state-­ ment  was  riddled  with  inaccuracies,   WKLVSDUWZDVWKHELJJHVWIDOODF\ 7KH\DUHQRWUHSUHVHQWLQJODQGRZQ-­ ers  facing  the  threat  of  â&#x20AC;&#x153;eminent   GRPDLQ´DQGWKH\DUHGLVUHVSHFWLQJ ERWKD9HUPRQWODZDQGDQHDU XQDQLPRXVYRWHFDVWE\0LGGOHEXU\ citizens. While  it  should  be  obvious  that   IRVVLOIXHOH[WUDFWHGIURP$OEHUWD &DQDGDLVQRWDQHFRORJLFDOO\VRXQG FKRLFHZKHQDQ\OHDNLQLWV PLOHMRXUQH\FDQVSHOOHQYLURQPHQ-­ tal  disaster,  the  selectboard  also   IDLOHGWRFRQVLGHUWKDWPXFKRI9HU-­ PRQW*DVÂśVSURGXFWLVH[WUDFWHGE\ K\GUDXOLFIUDFWXULQJRUÂłIUDFNLQJ´ This  process  poisons  water  supplies   E\LQMHFWLQJXSWRFKHPLFDOV into  the  ground  with  no  barriers,   including  known  carcinogens  and   WR[LQV7KHVWDWHRI9HUPRQWYRWHG WREDQIUDFNLQJZLWKLQRXUVWDWH\HW WKH0LGGOHEXU\VHOHFWERDUGFRQWUD-­ dicts  these  intentions  and  thinks  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   2.WRSURÂżWIURPWKHSUDFWLFH²VR long  as  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not  done  in  our  own   EDFN\DUG Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  not  suggesting  that  the  select-­ ERDUGLVWDNLQJD1,0%<DWWLWXGH E\KLGLQJWKHHFRORJLFDOGHVWUXFWLRQ in  Canada;Íž  in  fact,  the  opposite  is   also  true.  This  proposed  pipeline   ZLOODIIHFWQHDUO\$//ODQGRZQ-­ HUVZLWKLQ0LGGOHEXU\ÂśVYLOODJH DQGPDQ\EH\RQG7KDWÂśVZK\ VHOHFWERDUGVLQWRZQVOLNH0RQNWRQ and  Hinesburg  voted  to  oppose  it;Íž   landowners  in  those  communities   spoke  out  against  the  dangers  and   GHFUHDVHGSURSHUW\YDOXHVDQGWKHLU selectboards  listened.  It  is  an  af-­ IURQWWRSURSHUW\RZQHUVÂśULJKWVWKDW 0LGGOHEXU\ÂśVVHOHFWERDUGZLOOQRW even  allow  us  to  vote. The  boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  statement  cited  the   VXSSRUWRIDVPDOOPLQRULW\RI 0LGGOHEXU\FRPSDQLHV7KHVHFRU-­ porations  want  cheaper  fuel  for  their   bottom  lines  (who  wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t?)  but   WKH\ÂśUHRQO\H[FLWHGDERXWWKHVKRUW term  savings.  Natural  gas  prices  are   H[SHFWHGWRVN\URFNHWZLWKLQWKH GHFDGHWKHQZHÂśOOEHOHIWSD\LQJ

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Davis (Continued  from  Page  4A) exchange.   The   risk   for   Shumlin   is   that   implementation   is   not   smooth   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   that   businesses   and   consumers   KDYH GLIÂżFXOW\ QDYLJDWLQJ WKH 9HU-­ mont   Health   Connect   website;Íž   that   call  centers  have  long  waiting  times;Íž   DQGWKDWSUHPLXPVFRSD\VDQGGH-­ ductibles   for   some   consumers   will   increase.   The   latter   is   a   particular   concern   for   current   participants   in   WKH9HUPRQW+HDOWK$FFHVVDQG&DW-­

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amount  Health  plans. )LQDOO\ 6KXPOLQ QHHGV WR PDNH sure  that  his  responsibilities  as  chair   RI WKH 'HPRFUDWLF *RYHUQRUVÂś $V-­ sociation   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   recruiting   Democratic   gubernatorial  candidates  and  raising   PRQH\ IRU WKHP ² GR QRW GLVWUDFW IURP KLV GXWLHV DV JRYHUQRU RI9HU-­ mont. Eric   L.   Davis   is   professor   emeri-­ tus   of   political   science   at   Middle-­ bury  College.

HOW  TO  KEEP SOCIAL  MEDIA   WORKING  FOR  YOU The   internet   moves   fastâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;   a   properly   implemented   social   media   network   can   be   a   strong   tool  that  works  for  the  seller  and   agent.   But   when   not   used   prop-­ HUO\ HIÂżFLHQWO\ RU IUHTXHQWO\ these  tools  can  work  to  the  agent   or   sellerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   detriment,   ending   up   in   the   social   media   graveyard.   When   using   the   internet   as   a   professional   tool,   choose   a   few   forms   of   social   media   and   use   WKHP SURSHUO\ HIÂżFLHQWO\ DQG IUHTXHQWO\ UDWKHU WKDQ KDYLQJ D dozen   sites   that   languish   from   inactivity.  Invest  your  efforts  and   time  in  the  social  media  tool  that   will  keep  the  most  eyes  on  what   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   offering.   Google+   and   Facebook   operate   on   the   same   platform,   but   Facebook   is   esti-­ mated  to  have  some  800  million   users,   while   Google+   has   only   100  million.  Twitterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  main  draw   LV LWV EUHYLW\ DQG IUHTXHQF\ VR to  maximize  Twitterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  effective-­ ness,  users  must  update  daily  at   minimum)RXUVTXDUHLVJHDUHG towards   retail   and   restaurants   whose  goal  is  repeat  businessâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; real   estate   professionals   would   be  wise  to  skip  this  form  of  so-­ cial  media.  LinkedIn  and  Active   Rain   are   great   for   professional   networking,   but   causal   visitors   may   be   discouraged   from   us-­ LQJ WKHVH VLWHV DV WKH\ UHTXLUH DQ DFFRXQW WR YLHZ SURÂżOHV DQG information.  Yelp   provides   visi-­ tors   with   impartial   reviews   of   a   business,   but   the   owner   of   the   business   has   no   way   of   moder-­ ating   or   responding   to   negative   reviews.   Blogs   provide   visitors   with  more  information  than  most   available  social  media  networks,   but  must  be  regularly  updated  to   PDLQWDLQXVHUWUDIÂżF7KHNH\WR staying   relevant   on   the   internet   is   to   choose   your   social   media   networks  carefully,  updating  fre-­ TXHQWO\ DQG HIIHFWLYHO\ VR WKDW visitors   have   access   to   the   most   up-­to-­date   listings,   photos   and   information.   Ingrid  Punderson  Jackson Real  Estate Â&#x2021;FHOO WROOIUHH www.middvermontrealestate.com


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Obituaries Marjorie Bushey, 86, Bristol

BRISTOL  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Marjorie   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tootâ&#x20AC;?   Bushey,   86,   of   Bristol   died   on   May   27   of   complications   following   cardiac   surgery.   She   was   the   last   surviving   and   beloved   Matriarch   of   the  Bushey  and  Provoncha  families.   She   lived   her   vocation   of   Wife   and   Mother  perfectly  because  she  trusted   Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  will  for  her  and  her  family. She  was  born  on  May  25,  1927,  to   Wilfred  and  Pearl  (Dow)  Provoncha.   She   graduated   from   Mary   Fletcher   School   of   Nursing   in   1948   and   in   that  same  year  married  the  man  she   VRGHHSO\ORYHG%HUQDUG%XWWHUÂżHOG Bushey. Once   her   children   were   all   in   school,   she   worked   in   various   nurs-­ ing  roles.  Her  last  place  of  work  and   the   one   she   most   enjoyed   was   with   cardiologist  Dr.  Stanley  Shapiro. She   is   survived   by   her   six   chil-­ dren:  Brenda  (Les)  Sargent,  Michael   (Suzanne)   Bushey,   Barbara   (George  

Victor Quale, 72, Cornwall

Fuller)  Ball,   Janey   (Lee)  Anderson,   Bradley   (Sharon)   Bushey   and   Julie   (Tom)   Trevor.   She   is   also   survived   by  7  grandchildren:  Andrea  Lathrop,   Matt  (Erin)  Lathrop,  Jarod  (Heather)   Bushey,   Caitlyn   Bushey,   Emily   (Andrew)   Bacon,   Jenna   (Curtis)   Hayward,   Rebecca   Bushey,   and   Brady  Bushey;Íž  and  by  3  great-­grand-­ children:   Chloe   Lathrop   Reynolds,   Rhett  Lathrop  and  Baby  Girl  Bacon   whom   we   have   yet   to   meet.   She   is   also   survived   by   two   brother-­in-­ laws,  Roy  LaRose  and  Paul  Sherwin. A  Mass  of  Christian  burial  will  be   celebrated  at  10  a.m.  on  Friday,  May   31,  at  St.  Ambrose  Church  in  Bristol.   Interment  will  be  in  Mount  St.  Joseph   Cemetery   in   Bristol.   Calling   hours   will  be  on  Thursday,  May  30,  from  6   MARJORIE  â&#x20AC;&#x153;TOOTâ&#x20AC;?  BUSHEY to  8  p.m.  at  Brown-­McClay  Funeral   +RPH LQ %ULVWRO ,Q OLHX RI Ă&#x20AC;RZHUV Mom   requests   that   Mass   Requests   Ambrose   Roman   Catholic   Church,   on   behalf   of   her   soul   be   sent   to   St.   6FKRRO6W%ULVWRO97¸

and  Phillip   of   Bristol,   Georgina   and   Mark   Rivers   with   their   daugh-­ ters   Amber,   Ashley   and   Renee   of   Westport,   N.Y.,   and   Elizabeth   and   Matthew  Hunt  with  their  sons  Dillon   and  Nicholas  of  Bristol;Íž  her  lifelong   partner   of   23   years,   Patrick   Blaise;Íž   a   cousin,   Rebecca   A.   Emery   of   Bristol;Íž   a   sister,   Virginia   S.   Collins   of   Brandon;Íž   and   many   nieces   and   nephews,  as  well  as  great-­nieces  and   -­nephews,  and  many  cousins.  Patrick   and   Rebecca   lived   together   with   Carole   in   Bristol   with   her   favorite   Pomeranian   companion,   Venus.   We   will  miss  Carole  dearly. A   celebration   of   her   life   will   be   held  Friday,  May  31,  2013,  at  4  p.m.   at   the   gazebo   on   the   New   Haven   town  green  with  a  reception  to  follow   at   the   New   Haven   Congregational   CAROLE  R.  COLLINS Church.  Burial  will  follow  at  a  later   date. Memorial   donations   can   be   made   this  organization  to  continue  blessing   LQOLHXRIĂ&#x20AC;RZHUVWR$GGLVRQ&RXQW\ people  and  families  in  the  way  they   Home   Health   &   Hospice   to   allow   EOHVVHG&DUROH¸

Walter Moyer Jr., 90, Middlebury MIDDLEBURY  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Walter   A.   Moyer   Jr.,   90,   passed   away   May   9,   2013,  at  his  home  in  Middlebury  with   members  of  his  family  at  his  side. Walt   was   born   in   Philadelphia   Nov.  16,  1922,  the  son  of  Walter  A.   Moyer  Sr.  and  Delia  (Walker)  Moyer.   He   graduated   from   the   Philadelphia   College   of   Pharmacy,   and   earned   a   masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   degree   in   chemistry   from   Middlebury   College   and   a   PhD   in   chemistry   from   the   University   of   Delaware. He  served  in  the  US  Navy  during   World  War  II  aboard  the  minesweeper   8663KDQWRPLQWKH3DFLÂżF7KHDWHU

He  was   honorably   discharged   with   the  rank  of  lieutenant  JG. While   in   California   on   shore   leave   he   married   Marie   Smith   of   Philadelphia,   his   wife   of   67   years.   They   had   known   each   other   from   childhood.   Following   his   service   time  and  at  the  completion  of  his  PhD   he   returned   to   Middlebury   College   as  a  professor  of  chemistry.  He  later   also  served  as  dean  of  sciences. Walt   is   survived   by   his   sisters,   Doris  Buck  of  Delaware  and  Connie   Hopkins   (Willard)   of   Furlong,   Pa.;͞   his  son,  Robert  Moyer  of  Clarksville,   Tenn.;͞   and   his   daughter,   Patricia  

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pamâ&#x20AC;?  Buley   (Philip)   of   Cornwall.   He   is   also   survived   by   his   grand-­ children,  Jameson  Moyer,  Samantha   Buley   Medved   (Eric),   Matthew   Buley   and   Benjamin   Buley;Íž   his   great-­grandchildren,   Owen   and   Beatrix   Medved;Íž   and   several   nieces   and  nephews. At   his   request   there   will   be   no   visiting   hours   and   services   will   be   private. Memorial   contributions   may   be   made   to   the   Addison   County   Humane   Society,   Boardman   Street,   0LGGOHEXU\97¸

Marie S. Moyer, 87, Middlebury MIDDLEBURY  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Marie   S.   Moyer,   87,   passed   away   May   28,   2013,   at   her   home   in   Middlebury   with   members   of   her   family   at   her   side. Marie   was   born   Nov.   1,   1925,   in   Philadelphia,  the  daughter  of  William   and   Marie   (Schuck)   Smith.   She   attended  the  Philadelphia  College  of   Pharmacy. While   he   was   on   shore   leave   from   the   US   Navy,   she   married   her  

husband  of   67   years,  Walter   Moyer,   who   predeceased   her   May   9,   2013.   They   had   known   each   other   from   childhood. Marie   is   survived   by   her   sisters-­ in-­law,   Doris   Buck   of   Delaware   and   Connie   Hopkins   (Willard)   of   Furlong,  Pa.;Íž  her  son,  Robert  Moyer   of  Clarksville,  Tenn.;Íž  and  her  daugh-­ ter,  Patricia  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pamâ&#x20AC;?  Buley  (Philip)  of   Cornwall.   She   is   also   survived   by   her   grandchildren,   Jameson   Moyer,  

Samantha  Buley   Medved   (Eric),   Matthew  Buley  and  Benjamin  Buley;;   her   great-­grandchildren,   Owen   and   Beatrix  Medved;;  and  many  cousins,   nieces  and  nephews. At   her   request   there   will   be   no   visiting   hours   and   services   will   be   private. Memorial   contributions   may   be   made   to   the   Addison   County   Humane   Society,   Boardman   Street,   0LGGOHEXU\97¸

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of  Minnesota  where  he  taught  in  the   Art   Department   before   moving   to   Vermont.  Mr.  Quale  was  an  artist  and   cartoonist  whose  work  was  published   in   the   British   magazine   Punch,   L.A.   Magazine,  and  Twin  Cities.  His  paint-­ ings  are  in  several  private  collections,   and   most   recently   he   and   his   sister   were   collaborating   on   a   childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   book  with  his  drawings. Mr.  Quale  is  survived  by  his  sister,   Jane   Quale   of   Cornwall;Íž   a   nephew,   Dr.  Robert  Victor  Cantu  and  his  wife   Dr.   Michelle   Russell   of   Hanover,   New   Hampshire;Íž   and   his   niece,   Elizabeth   Cantu   and   her   husband   Daniel   Kim   and   their   two   children,   Jeremy   and   Gemma   of   Burbank,   California. There   will   be   a   family   memo-­ rial   and   celebration   of   Victorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   life   in   Hanover   this   August.   Final   arrangements   are   being   made   by   Sanderson-­Ducharme  Funeral  Home   LQ0LGGOHEXU\9HUPRQW¸

VICTOR  W.  QUALE

Phyllis Humiston, 74, Brandon

Carole Collins, 60, Bristol BRISTOL  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Carole   R.   Collins,   60,   of   Bristol   passed   peacefully   in   her   sleep   surrounded   by   her   family   on  May  23,  2013,  after  an  extended   illness. She  was  born  on  Nov.  6,  1952,  in   Middlebury,  the  daughter  of  the  late   Clayton  R.  and  Elizabeth  K.  Saulters   of  New  Haven,  and  the  granddaugh-­ ter  of  the  late  Edson  A.  and  Grace  W.   Doud  of  New  Haven. She  lived  her  life  with  a  passion  for   people  and  pursuit  of  domestic  arts,   including  needlecrafts.  She  lived  her   professional   life   in   the   creative   arts   ÂżHOG:KDWPDGH&DUROHGHDUWRRXU hearts  was  her  joyful  life  as  a  moth-­ HUO\ÂżJXUHWRDOO+HUORYHJUHZIURP KHUORYHRI*RGDQGĂ&#x20AC;RZHGLQWRKHU love  of  family  and  extended  family.   Her  greatest  wish  was  to  pass  on  her   unconditional   love   so   others   could   do  the  same. She   is   survived   by   her   daughters   and  grandchildren,  Taunia  and  David   Cantin   with   their   sons   Christopher  

CORNWALL  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Victor   Wright   Quale   died   on   April   25,   2013,   in   the   home   he   designed   in   Cornwall,   Vermont.   Mr.   Quale   was   72   years   old   and   suffered   from   coronary   artery  disease  and  insulin-­dependent   diabetes. Mr.   Quale   was   born   November   19,   1940,   in   Rochester,   Minnesota.   He   grew   up   in   Grand   Forks,   North   Dakota,  and  Minneapolis,  Minnesota,   where   he   attended   Roosevelt   High   School.   He   was   named   MVP   and   All-­state  Player  after  Roosevelt  won   the   state   ice   hockey   championship   with  Victor  scoring  the  winning  goal.   He   went   on   to   play   in   the   Junior   Professional   Hockey   League   in   Canada  for  two  years. Mr.  Quale  attended  the  Universities   of  North  Dakota  and  Minnesota  and   received   his   undergraduate   degree   from   the   University   of   California   at   Berkeley.   He   earned   a   Master   of   Fine  Arts  degree  from  the  University  

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BRANDON  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Phyllis   Leigh   Humiston,  74,  of  Brandon  died  May   25,  2013,  at  Porter  Medical  Center  in   Middlebury. She   was   born   in   Goshen   on  Aug.   20,   1938.   She   was   the   daughter   of   Edward   and   Marion   (Hayes)   Hayes.   She   grew   up   in   Goshen   where   she   received  her  early  education.  She  was   a  graduate  of  Brandon  High  School,   class  of  1956. She   married   Bernard   Arthur   Humiston  in  Orwell  on  Jan.  1,  1959.   They   made   their   home   in   Brandon.   He   predeceased   her   on   March   24,   1987. In   her   earlier   years   she   worked   at   the   Brandon   Soda   and   Ice   Cream   Shop   and   Van   Raalte   Co.   in   Middlebury.   She   later   worked   for   many   years   at   Rollers   by   Baker   in   Forest   Dale.   Her   relatives   say   she   HQMR\HG JDUGHQLQJ Ă&#x20AC;RZHUV DQG hummingbirds.  She  especially  loved   family  gatherings  and  spending  time   with  her  grandchildren. Surviving   are   four   sons,   Jeffrey   B.   Humiston,   Gregory  T.   Humiston,   Bernard   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chipâ&#x20AC;?   Humiston   and   his   wife,   Sherry,   and   Mark   Humiston  

and  his   companion,   Brenda   Hansen,   all   of   Brandon;Íž   two   brothers,   James   Hayes  and  his  wife  Marie  of  Goshen   and   John   Hayes   and   his   wife   Susan   of   Brandon;Íž   four   grandchildren;Íž   DQG ÂżYH JUHDWJUDQGFKLOGUHQ 0DQ\ nieces,   nephews   and   cousins   also   survive  her. In   addition   to   her   husband,   she   was   predeceased   by   her   parents;Íž   an   infant   daughter,   Sherry   Humiston;Íž   her   sister,   Naomi   Nickerson;Íž   and   two   brothers,   Edward   Hayes   Jr.   and   George  Arthur  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buckyâ&#x20AC;?  Hayes. A  Mass  of  Christian  burial  will  be   celebrated  on  Friday,  May  31,  2013,   at   10   a.m.   at   St.   Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Catholic   Church  in  Brandon.  The  Rev.  Albert   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Skipâ&#x20AC;?   Baltz   will   be   the   celebrant.   The   graveside   committal   service   and   burial   will   follow   in   Pine   Hill   Cemetery. Following  the  ceremony  the  family   will  receive  friends  back  at  St.  Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Parish  Hall,  for  a  time  of  fellowship   and  remembrance. Friends   may   call   at   the   Miller   &   Ketcham   Funeral   Home   in   Brandon   on  Thursday,  May  30,  from  6-­8  p.m.,   where   Fr.   Skip   will   conduct   a   vigil  

PHYLLIS  HUMISTON service  at  7:45  p.m. Memorial   gifts   may   be   made   to   Rutland   Area   Visiting   Nurse   &   Hospice,   7   Albert   Cree   Drive,   Rutland,  VT  05701.

Dwight Bessette Jr., 69, Panton PANTON  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Dwight   Bessette   Jr.   passed  away  at  home  surrounded  by   his  family  on  Tuesday,  May  28,  2013. Dwight   was   born   on   Sept.   19,   1943,  to  Dwight  and  Alice  (Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien)   Bessette  Sr.  in  Long  Island,  N.Y.  He   and   his   parents   moved   to   the   farm   on  22A  in  Panton,  Vt.,  around  1947.   Dwight  had  many  fond  memories  of   working  and  growing  up  on  the  farm   with  his  three  brothers. Dwight  graduated  from  Vergennes   Union   High   School   in   Vergennes   in   1961. On  Sept.  10,  1966,  Dwight  married   Susan   Jane   Washburn   of   Alburg   Springs,  Vt.  After  living  on  the  family   farm  for  6  months,  they  bought  their   own   farm   just   a   stoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   throw   away   on   Hopkins   Road.   They   had   their   four   children   and   farmed   there   until   1973.   At   that   time   they   moved   the   family   to   a   home   overlooking   the   lake  in  Panton.   Dwight   took   a   job   working   at   Champlain   Valley   Equipment   in   Middlebury   after   selling   the   farm.   After   several   years   there,   Dwight   took   the   knowledge   he   had   gained   and  started  his  own  business  of  sell-­ ing   and   repairing   farm   equipment.   He   was   all   about   helping   as   many   farmers  as  he  could. Dwight   sometimes   came   off   as   a   rough,  grumpy  man  but  this  was  just   a   front.   He   cared   about   others,   the   events   of   the   world,   and   especially   this   state   making   sure   to   watch   the   6:00  news.  He  taught  his  children  and   grandchildren   hard   work,   honesty,   integrity   and   devotion.   We   are   very  

proud  to   have   called   him   Husband,   Dad,  and  Papa. Surviving   Dwight   are   his   wife   of   46  years,  Susan  Bessette,  and  his  four   children,   Anthony   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tonyâ&#x20AC;?   Bessette   and   his   companion   Tina   Lawrence   of   Pearblossom,   Calif.,   daughter   Julia  Miller  and  her  husband  Steve  of   Vergennes,  daughter  Nancy  Bessette   of   Panton   and   daughter   Sheri   Smith   and  her  husband  Larry  of  Vergennes.   Dwight  also  had  nine  grandchildren,   Kayla,   Ryan,   Megan,   Stephanie,   Ashley,  Melissa,  Tracey,  Shawn  and   Sarah;Íž   three   great-­grandchildren,   Zachary,  Hayden  and  Brianna;Íž  three   brothers,   Michael   and   his   wife   Arlene   of   Burlington,   Andrew   and   his   wife   Cheryl   of   Richmond,   and   Ronald  of  Greenwich,  N.Y.;Íž  and  two   aunts,   Blanche   Dowd   of   Hinesburg   and   Shirley   Bean   of   Charlotte.  Also   brothers-­in-­law   and   sisters-­in-­law;Íž   several  nieces,  nephews  and  cousins;Íž   many  farmer  friends;Íž  and  family  pets. Predeceasing   Dwight   were   his   parents,  Dwight  Sr.  in  1983  and  Alice   in  2007. We   would   like   to   give   special   thanks  to  Dr.  Paul  Unger.  It  was  your   devotion  to  Dwight  that  got  him  the   best   of   care.   We   would   have   been   lost  without  you.  Also  special  thanks   to  Dr.  Joe  Winget  for  your  expertise.   You   were   both   so   patient   with   all   of   our   questions.   Dwight   thought   so   much   of   you   both,   saying   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Joe   and   Paul   are   the   men.â&#x20AC;?   Thank   you   to   the   nursing   staff   on   Baird   6   and   McClure   5,   the   Palliative   Care   Unit   and  Internal  Medicine,  all  at  FAHC.  

DWIGHT  BESSETTE  JR. A   big   thank   you   to   sister-­in-­law   Cheryl   Bessette   for   helping   Dwight   be  comfortable  at  home  the  last  days   of  his  life. Per  Dwightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  request  there  will  be   no   calling   hours.   A   funeral   service   will   be   held   on   Saturday,   June   1,   2013  at  10  a.m.  at  St.  Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Church   in   Vergennes.   Burial   will   immedi-­ ately  follow  at  Prospect  Cemetery  in   Vergennes,  after  which  a  celebration   of   Dwightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   life   will   be   held   at   St.   Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Parish  Hall.   ,Q OLHX RI Ă&#x20AC;RZHUV SOHDVH PDNH D donation   to   Addison   County   Home   +HDOWKDQG+RVSLFHLQ0LGGOHEXU\¸

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ADDISON COUNTY

Obituaries

PATRICIA Â BARROWS

Patricia Barrows memorial service VERGENNES  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Patricia   S.   Barrows   passed   away   on   Nov.   19,   2012.   Her   children   are   planning   a   memorial   service   in   her   honor   to   be   held   on   Saturday,   June   1,   at   11   a.m.   at   St.   Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Episcopal   Church   in   Vergennes. Family,   friends   and   neighbors   are   cordially  invited  to  attend.  A  reception   ZLOOIROORZLQWKHFKXUFKSDULVKKDOO¸

BARBARA Â WHEELOCK

Barbara Wheelock memorial service MIDDLEBURY/BRISTOL  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   A   celebration  of  life  service  for  Barbara   Wheelock   of   Middlebury,   who   died   Jan.   28,   2013,   will   be   held   at   1   p.m.   on   Saturday,   June   1,   at   Bristol   Federated  Church.  Inurnment  will  be   in  Greenwood  Cemetery  in  Bristol.

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Middlebury Lions Club Cash Calendar Winners April 2013 William Cole, Dick Catlin, Jason & Becky Barnes, Alice Grau, William & Jean Fifield, Tim Wickland, Mike Foley, Wayne Sturtevant, W. Allen & Nancy Sawyer, Victor LaBerge, Joyce Gaboriault, Ron Swenor, Rev. Albert Baltz, Jim Bodette, Gerard Brouillard, Reyneld Godard, Erin Pirkkanen, Stephanie Nixon, Luke Hotte, Tamara Baldauf, Gail Smith, Peter Barilla, Lisa Lutton, Dean Ouellette, Ryan Engilis, Christina Morana, Jonathan Glinski, Solon Coburn, Bill Pierce, Antonio Petri.

Narcotics (Continued  from  Page  1A) DQGWZRIXOOWLPHRIÂżFHUV WKDWLWZDV recorded   one   sale   of   narcotics,   four   in   the   late   1980s.  At   the   same   time,   cases  of  possession  of  narcotics  and   Vermont  State  Police  are  working  to   one   case   of   prescription   drug   fraud.   ÂżOOQXPHURXVYDFDQFLHVDPRQJWKHLU In   2010,   those   numbers   went   up   to   trooper  ranks,  including  around  four   four   sales   of   narcotics,   20   cases   of   positions  in  Addison  County,  accord-­ possession  of  narcotics  and  one  case   ing  to  VSP  Sgt.  James  Hogan.   of  prescription  fraud.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   are   all   a   little   In  2011,  the  numbers   behind   the   8-­ball,   were  up  to  eight  cases   and   we   are   dealing   of   narcotics   sales   with   a   problem   that   and   20   of   narcotics   is   probably   getting   possession,   a   trend   worse   and   not   that  carried  over  into   better,â&#x20AC;?   Gibbs   said.   2012.   And   thus   far   â&#x20AC;&#x153;This   is   not   a   short-­ in   2013,   Vergennes   term  problem.â&#x20AC;? police   have   investi-­ State   police   have   gated  13  sales  of  ille-­ also   been   seeing   a   gal   narcotics   and   20   bump   in   many   cate-­ narcotics   possession   gories  of  drug-­related   cases. crimes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This   is   just   the   Hogan   provided   tip   of   the   iceberg,â&#x20AC;?   statistics   showing   Merkel  said. VSP   in   Addison   Moreover,   Merkel   County   dealt   with   believes   that   drug   256   drug-­possession   activity  is  a  driver  of   â&#x20AC;&#x153;(Drugs) is not a cases   during   2011,   other   local   crimes,   compared  to  352  such   such   as   burglaries,   problem, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the cases   last   year.   State   thefts  and  assaults. problem, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s police   dealt   with   â&#x20AC;&#x153;(Drugs)   is   not   drug   possession   overrunning the 125   a   problem,   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   the   cases   between   Jan.   problem,   and   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   state.â&#x20AC;? 1-­May   20   of   2012,   overrunning   the   â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Vergennes Police and   the   department   state,â&#x20AC;?  Merkel  said. Chief George Merkel has  handled  154  such   Merkel   pointed   to   cases  during  the  same   statistics   from   the   timeframe  this  year. 2009-­2010  National  Survey  on  Drug   Burglaries  and  larcenies  have  also   Use   and   Health   indicating   Vermont   been  on  the  rise  during  the  past  two   ranks   second   (per   capita)   in   the   years,  according  to  VSP  statistics. nation   in   underage   drinking;Íž   second   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  an  uphill  battle,â&#x20AC;?  Hogan  said. in   the   nation   in   marijuana   use;Íž   and   fourth   in   the   nation   in   use   of   illicit   POLICE  SHARE  RESOURCES drugs  other  than  marijuana. He   added   VSP   have   successfully   With   those   numbers   in   mind,   worked   cases   with   local   Addison   Merkel   and   many   of   his   Addison   County   police   forces,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;but   thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   County   colleagues   are   questioning   so  much  of  it  out  there,  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  tough  to   the  Legislatureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  decision  this  year  to   make  a  substantial  dent  in  it.â&#x20AC;? decriminalize  possession  of  less  than   Investigating   drug   crimes   can   an  ounce  of  marijuana  and  5  grams  of   be   particularly   challenging   for   the   hashish.  Instead,  possession  of  small   smaller   police   departments,   such   as   amounts  of  those  substances  will  be   those  in  Bristol  and  Vergennes.  Each   deemed  civil  offenses  that  will  carry   GHSDUWPHQW KDV D KDQGIXO RI RIÂż-­ ÂżQHV cers   who   must   respond   to   a   variety   â&#x20AC;&#x153;(Marijuana)   is   where   it   starts,â&#x20AC;?   of   cases,   ranging   from   the   routine   Bristol   Police   Chief   Kevin   Gibbs   fender-­bender   to   the   thankfully   rare   said  of  larger  drug  problems. homicide. He   said   that   in   every   heroin   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Drug   investigations   and   the   case   his   department   has   dealt   with,   processing   and   the   paperwork   and   the   suspects   have   also   been   using   everything  else  takes  up  a  lot  of  time   marijuana. and   eats   up   a   lot   of   assets,â&#x20AC;?   Merkel   Bristol   police   have   been   working   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   becoming   more   and   more   with  residents  in  an  effort  to  stem  what   GLIÂżFXOW´ has  been  an  alarming  increase  in  drug   With   that   in   mind,   Addison   activity  in  that  town.  Gibbs  provided   Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   police   agencies   have   been   statistics   showing   his   department   in   sharing  their  resources  on  some  drug   2011   investigated   seven   drug   cases,   cases.  Merkelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  police  dog  Akido  has   ÂżYH LQYROYLQJ SRVVHVVLRQ DQG WZR SURYHG D VXFFHVVIXO DOO\ LQ VQLIÂżQJ related   to   sales.   Some   crimes   that   out  drugs. year   that   authorities   said   may   have   Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Attorney   Fenster   noted   been   related   included   52   thefts   and   the   docket   at   the   county   courthouse   nine   burglaries.   In   2012,   Bristol   topped   1,000   cases   in   2012   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   the   police  investigated  49  drug  cases  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   ÂżUVW WLPH LW GLG VR LQ VHYHQ \HDUV 29   involving   possession,   four   sales   Many   of   those   cases,   he   said,   were   and  16  related  to  paraphernalia.  Thus   drug-­related.   The   Addison   County   far  in  2013,  the  department  has  initi-­ 6KHULIIÂśV 'HSDUWPHQW LQ ÂżVFDO \HDU ated  31  drug-­related  cases,  of  which   2012   transported   337   people   to   15   related   to   possession,   12   related   and   from   the   county   courthouse   to   to  sale  and  four  involved  parapherna-­ correctional  centers.  With  more  than   lia.  Bristol  police  have  also  this  year   DPRQWKOHIWLQÂżVFDO\HDUWKH responded   to   23   larceny   cases   and   department  has  transported  393. two  reported  burglaries. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What   I   am   seeing   is   an   increase   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  started  to  see  this  problem  just   in  the  quantity  of  drugs  that  are  being   before   we   saw   some   major   budget   seized   during   these   prosecutions,â&#x20AC;?   cuts  in  our  department,â&#x20AC;?  Gibbs  said.   Fenster  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;There  was  a  time  when   Âł2QFHZHKDGRXUVWDIÂżQJLVVXHVWKH it   was   almost   unimaginable   to   see   a   drug   dealers   were   dealing   right   on   state-­level   case   with   more   than   3.5   the  park,  and  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  been  hammering   grams  of  heroin;Íž  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  lot  of  heroin.   that  pretty  hard.â&#x20AC;? Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  just  gotten  two  cases  with  well   %XWGHDOHUVDUHÂżQGLQJRWKHUORFDO RYHUJUDPV7UDIÂżFNLQJRIIHQVHV places  in  which  to  make  sales,  Gibbs   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   which   on   a   state   level   were   cautioned. unusual  to  see  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  we  are  seeing  more   â&#x20AC;&#x153;My   concern   now   is   that   people   of  them.  The  quantities  out  there  are   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  see  them  dealing  on  the  park  so   just  tremendous.â&#x20AC;? they  might  think  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  dealt  with  the   3ROLFH RIÂżFLDOV WDNH VRPH VRODFH problem,  but  I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  think  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  even   in   efforts   being   taken   at   some   area   nicked  it  very  much,â&#x20AC;?  Gibbs  said. schools   and   town   halls   to   hammer   Gibbs   said   his   department   is   home   the   dangers   of   drugs   and   to   currently  staffed  at  the  level  (a  chief   catch   youthful   offenders   before  

their  activities   escalate.   Educators   have   agreed   to   make   drug   aware-­ ness   instruction   part   of   the   K-­12   program   in   Vergennes,   Ferrisburgh   and   Addison,   according   to   Merkel.   And   Valley   Vista   is   poised   to   open   in   Vergennes   a   19-­bed   residential   treatment   facility   for   young   women   dealing   with   substance   abuse   and   self-­injury  issues. Gibbs   has   led   several   community   forums   in   Bristol   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   most   recently   on   May   22   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   to   candidly   describe   the   drug   problem   the   community   is   facing   and   solicit   residentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   ideas   in   addressing  it.

years.  Middlebury   Police   Chief   Tom   Hanley   said   he   believes   the   SRO   position   has   paid   dividends   in   preventing   drug   crimes.   He   also   credits   a   veteran   police   force   and   a   vigilant   community   for   helping   reduce   major   crime   statistics   in   recent  years. Middlebury   police   investigated   38   drug   offenses   in   2012,   down   slightly   from   the   40   registered   in   2011.  Burglaries  also  dropped  from   29  during  2011  to  19  in  2012.  Frauds   (including   prescription   frauds)   dropped   from   56   in   2011   to   31   in   2012. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   are   seeing   a   rather   dramatic   DRUGS  IN  MIDDLEBURY decline   in   victim   crimes,â&#x20AC;?   Hanley   Middlebury,   meanwhile,   has   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;There   has   been   a   greater   KDG D VFKRRO UHVRXUFH RIÂżFHU RU deterrent  effort.â&#x20AC;? SRO,   in   its   schools   for   several   +DQOH\QRWHGVRPHRIKLVRIÂżFHUV

have  been   on   board   for   more   than   15  years.  As  such,  they  know  which   cars   belong   in   which   driveways   and  have  a  good  sense  when  some-­ thing  is  amiss  during  neighborhood   patrols.  Middlebury  residents  in  turn   are  not  afraid  to  call  when  they  see   something  suspicious. Middlebury   also   has   a   full-­time   WUDIÂżFHQIRUFHPHQWRIÂżFHUVRPHRQH who   is   highly   visible   and   therefore   an   added   deterrent   for   would-­be   drug  dealers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  are  seeing  a  payoff  for  some   of   the   preventative   and   proactive   work   we   started   during   the   1990s,â&#x20AC;?   said   Hanley,   who   has   led   the   force   for  22  years.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  positive  trend  we   hope  continues.â&#x20AC;? Reporter   John   Flowers   is   at   johnf@addisonindependent.com.

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I  am   haunted   by   the   photos   of   Ă&#x20AC;RZHUVKRQH\KHUEV projects   like   the  April  24  garment  factory  build-­ and   spices,   nuts   and   s c h o l a r s h i p s ,   ing  collapse  in  Dhaka,  Bangladesh,   oils,  sugar,  tea,  wine,   schools,   quality   where   over   1,100   people   died.   soccer   balls   and   improvement   and   Certainly   there   is   no   shortage   of   clothing. leadership   train-­ disturbing  photos  in  the  news  from   What   is   Fair   ing,   and   organic   all  over  the  world,  but  these  have  a   Trade?   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   more   FHUWLÂżFDWLRQ particular  tug  for  one  simple  reason   than   higher   wages   Â&#x2021; â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  these  people  work  for  me.  And  I   for   workers,   and   Environmental  sustain-­ expect  they  work  for  you,  too.   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   not   necessar-­ ability:   Harmful   We  pay  the  retailers  who  pay  the   ily   organic.   Its   agrochemicals   and   distributors   who   pay   the   factory   three-­part   mission   GMOs   are   strictly   owners   who   pay   the   workers   $38   focuses   on   paying   prohibited   in   favor   a   month   to   work   with   hazardous   fair   wages   for   qual-­ of  environmentally   materials   in   unsafe   conditions   ity   goods,   provid-­ sustainable   farm-­ to   make   our   clothes.   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   a   thriv-­ ing   safe   conditions   ing   methods   that   ing   system.   Bangladesh   alone   has   for   workers,   and   protect   farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   about   4,500   garment   factories   that   developing   commu-­ health  and  preserve   make   clothing   for   global   retailers.   nity   resources   for   valuable   ecosys-­ The  photos  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  seen  lately  show   healthy   and   sustain-­ tems   for   future   By Abi Sessions some  of  the  true  cost  of  cheap  and   able   lives.   From   generations. plentiful  clothing. the   website   of   Fair   My   rudimentary   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  not  looking  to  pin  blame  for   Trade   USA,   hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   a   summary   of   Internet   searching   skills   turned   this   situation   solely   on   you   or   me.   the  Fair  Trade  principles: up   a   lot   more   producers   of   Fair   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   almost   impossible   to   avoid   Â&#x2021; )DLU SULFHV DQG FUHGLW 7UDGH &HUWLÂżHG IRRGV WKDQ FORWK-­ buying  imported  clothes.  I  did  a  little   Democratically   organized   farm-­ ing.  If  you  wore  only  boxer  shorts,   market   research   lately   at   a   Target   ing   groups   receive   a   guaranteed   T-­shirts,  scarves  and  bathrobes  you   VWRUH,FRXOGQRWÂżQGHYHQRQHLWHP PLQLPXPĂ&#x20AC;RRUSULFH RUWKHPDUNHW could  be  fully  Fair  Trade  clad,  but   made   in   the   USA.   Same   result   at   price   if   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   higher)   and   an   addi-­ your   wardrobe   might   limit   your   a   Walmart,   at   a   Coldwater   Creek,   WLRQDOSUHPLXPIRUFHUWLÂżHGRUJDQLF activities  and  options  in  life! and  at  a  used  clothing  store  for  chil-­ products.  Farming  organizations  are   But   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   be   discouraged.   As   dren   in   Barre.   Do   a   check   of   your   also  eligible  for  pre-­harvest  credit. consumers,   we   have   power   and   closet.  Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  how  the  labels  in  my   Â&#x2021; )DLUODERUFRQGLWLRQV:RUNHUV we  can  make  a  difference  with  our   closet  read:  Vietnam,  China,  Jordan,   on   Fair   Trade   farms   enjoy   free-­ dollars.  We  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  have  to  continue   Bangladesh,  Ecuador,  Thailand,  Sri   dom   of   association,   safe   working   to   support   an   exploitive   system   Lanka,   Turkey,   Indonesia,   Peru,   conditions   and   sustainable   wages.   just  to  make  our  fashion  statement. India   and   only   Forced   child   and   We   can   buy   less   and   keep   it   a   handful   of   slave   labor   are   ORQJHU (LJKW\ÂżYH SHUFHQW RI items   made   in   strictly  prohibited. FORWKLQJ HQGV XS LQ D ODQGÂżOO , the   USA.   CNN   Â&#x2021; ' L U H F W heard   on   NPR   today.  What   if   you   hat is Money   reports   trade:   With   Fair   had  half  as  many  clothes  as  you  do   Fair that  98  percent  of   Trade,   importers   now?  Would  your  quality  of  life  be   clothing   sold   in   purchase   from   Fair   compromised? Trade? the   U.S.   is   made   Trade   producer   We  can  shop  at  thrift  shops,  such   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more than overseas.   groups   as   directly   as  Round  Robin  and  Neat  Repeats,   How   can   we   higher wages for as  possible  to  elimi-­ where   the   money   earned   supports   stop   using   our   unnecessary   community  organizations.   workers, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nate   money   to   support   middlemen   and   We   can   learn   about   Fair   Trade   a   system   that   not necessarily empower  farmers  to   &HUWLÂżHG FRPSDQLHV 8VH WKH isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   good   for   the   organic. develop  the  business   Internet.  Push  your  favorite  stores   workers,   their   capacity   necessary   to   move   in   this   direction.   Write   communities   or   to   compete   in   the   letters.   Ask   questions.   Be   persis-­ the  planet?   global  marketplace. tent.   What   the   Fair   Trade   move-­ There   is   a   better   way   of   doing   Â&#x2021; 'HPRFUDWLF DQG WUDQVSDUHQW ment   has   done   for   food,   it   could   business,   and   thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   the   movement   organizations:   Fair   Trade   farmers   also   do   for   clothing.   Today   we   IRU )DLU 7UDGH &HUWLÂżFDWLRQ <RX and   workers   decide   democratically   have   boxer   shorts,   tomorrow   we   might   have   seen   the   Fair   Trade   how  to  invest  Fair  Trade  premiums,   could  have  whole  wardrobes!  Why   logo   on   coffee   or   chocolate   or   which   are   funds   for   community   not?   bananas,   for   these   were   the   prod-­ development. 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United  Way   community   celebra-­ tion   in   Vergennes.   Thursday,   May   30,   5:30-­7:30   p.m.,   Vergennes   Opera   House.   UWAC   will   recognize   individuals   and   businesses   for  their  service  to  the  community.  New  this  year:   the  Senior  Youth  Service  Award.  Free  and  open  to   the  public.  Please  RSVP  to  388-­7189  or  nancy@ unitedwayaddisoncounty.org.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Children   of   the   Cornâ&#x20AC;?   acoustic   cabaret   in   Middlebury.  Thursday,  May  30,  7-­9  p.m.,  51  Main.   Students,   age   12-­18,   of   well-­known   local   guitar-­ ist   and   teacher   Michael   Corn   perform.   Free.  

Coffeehouse  presents   singer-­songwriter   Caitlin   Canty  with  Dietrich  Strause  on  electric  and  acous-­ tic   guitars,   trumpet   and   vocals.   One-­hour   open-­ mike  set  followed  by  the  performers;  call  ahead  to   UHVHUYHDQRSHQPLNHVSRW5HIUHVKPHQWVEHQHÂżW Hospice  Volunteer  Services.  Admission  $9,  $6  for   seniors  and  teens,  $3  for  children.  Info:  388-­9782.   â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s   dance   party   in   Vergennes.   Saturday,   June   1,   8-­10   p.m.,   Vergennes   Opera   House.   MP103   presents  The  RetroFit  and  Hot  Neon  Magic.  Great   music,  â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s  costume  contest,  cash  bar.  Tickets  $10   in   advance,   $12   at   the   door,   available   at   Classic   Stitching   in   Vergennes.   Info:   www.vergennesop-­ erahouse.org.  

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Open  house   for   Sarah   Lawton   in   Middlebury.   Thursday,   June   6,   3:30-­5   p.m.,  Ilsley  Library.  Stop  in  to  say  goodbye   to   Librarian   for   Youth   Services   Sarah   Lawton   on   her   last   day   at   the   library.   MIDDLEBURY STUDIO SCHOOL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s: Bark Painting Info:  388-­4095.   Band   concert   rehearsal   in   June 17-21, Hand Building, June 11-13 from 3:30-4:30, Wheel, Vergennes.   Thursday,   June   Wind  turbine  open  house  in   Bridport.   Friday,   May   31,   10   June 11-13 from 3:30-5, Fly Away with Me, June 24-28 Adult: 6,   7-­9   p.m.,   VUHS   band   a.m.-­12  p.m.,  Blue  Spruce  Farm,   Weds. AM Int/Adv Oils, Weds. Night Wheel, Int. Watercolors- room.   Instrumentalists   of   all   1796  Route  22A.  Celebrating  the  installa-­ ages  are  welcome  to  join  the   Found Objects, June 13, 20, 27, Beg. Watercolors-Floral, June Vergennes  City  Band,  which   tion   of   a   new   Vermont-­built   wind   turbine   18 & 25. Contact Barb 247-3702, email ewaldewald@aol.com, performs   every   Monday   on  the  Audetsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  dairy  farm.  Short  program,   refreshments.  Hosted  by  the  Audets  and   night,   June   24-­Aug.   19,   in   check out summer schedule at: middleburystudioschool.org Green  Mountain  Power.   the   Vergennes   City   Park.   Senior  luncheon  and  bingo  in  Middlebury.   Rehearsals  also  on  June  10   Friday,   May   31,   10:30   a.m.-­1   p.m.,   Russ   Sholes   and  17.  Info:  877-­2938,  ext.  218.   Senior   Center.   CVAA   sponsors   bingo,   starting   at   Farmer  Poetsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  Night  in  Middlebury.  Thursday,  June   11   a.m.,   followed   by   a   lunch   of   stuffed   chicken,   6,   7-­9   p.m.,   Sheldon   Museum.   Vermont   farmer   gravy,  mashed  potatoes,  winter  squash,  dinner  roll   poets,   including   Alice   Eckles,   Jim   Ellefson,   Mary   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eugene  Oneginâ&#x20AC;?  opera  on  stage  in   and  chocolate  cake.  Suggested  donation  $4.  Bring   Pratt,  Edwin  James  and  David  Weinstock,  will  read   Middlebury.   Sunday,   June   2,   2-­4   p.m.,   your   own   place   setting.   Reservations   required:   from  their  work.  Susan  Peden  will  read  a  selection   Town   Hall   Theater.   Opera   Company   of   1-­800-­642-­5119,   ext.   634.   Free   transportation   via   from  the  museum  archive.  Bring  a  poem  to  share   Middlebury   produces   Tchaikovskyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   most   famous   ACTR:  388-­1946.   or  just  listen.  Free.  Info:  388-­2117.   opera.  Suzanne  Kantorski-­Merrill  stars  as  Tatiana.   Twist   Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   Wool   Spinning   Guild   meeting   in   Senior   luncheon   in   Middlebury.   Friday,   May   31,   Info:  www.ocmvermont.org.  Tickets  $50/$55,  avail-­ 11:30   a.m.-­1:30   p.m.,   Rosieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Restaurant.   CVAA   Middlebury.  Thursday,  June  6,  7-­9  p.m.,  American   able  at  382-­9222,  www.townhalltheater.org,  or  the   and  Rosieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  partner  to  bring  area  seniors  a  monthly   Legion.  Potluck  dinner  at  6  followed  by  a  general   7+7ER[RIÂżFH5XQVWKURXJK-XQH luncheon.   Ham   and   cheese   quiche,   green   salad,   PHHWLQJHOHFWLRQRIRIÂżFHUVDQGDVSLQLQDW$OO fresh   fruit   and   cookie.   Suggested   donation   $5.   are  welcome.  Info:  453-­5960.   Reservations  required:  1-­800-­642-­5119.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eugene  Oneginâ&#x20AC;?  opera  on  stage  in  Middlebury.   Two-­day   teen   clothing   swap   and   shop   in   Thursday,   June   6,   8-­10   p.m.,   Town   Hall   Theater.   Middlebury.  Friday,  May  31,  3-­6  p.m.,  Middlebury   Opera   Company   of   Middlebury   produces   Legislative   breakfast   in   Bridport.   Union  High  School  front  hallway.  Addison  Central   Tchaikovskyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   most   famous   opera.   Suzanne   Monday,   June   3,   7-­8:45   a.m.,   Bridport   Teens   hosts   two   days   of   swapping   and   bargain   Kantorski-­Merrill   stars   as   Tatiana.   Info:   www. Grange  Hall.  Breakfast  at  7  a.m.,  program   shopping.   Students   only   until   3   p.m.;   open   to   the   ocmvermont.org.   Tickets   $50/$55,   available   at   7:30-­8:45.   public   3-­6   p.m.   Bring   in   teen-­friendly   gently   used   382-­9222,   www.townhalltheater.org,   or   the   THT   clothing,   accessories,   jewelry,   knick-­knacks,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rights   and   Responsibilitiesâ&#x20AC;?   workshop   in   ER[RIÂżFH5XQVWKURXJK-XQH Middlebury.   Monday,   June   3,   4-­6   p.m.,   Ilsley   DVDs,   CDs   and   more,   and   swap   for   other   items   Library   Community   Room.   Speak   Up!   Addison   based   on   a   point   system.   Cash   also   accepted;   County   hosts   this   event,   part   of   a   series   of   self-­ everything  inexpensively  priced.  Drop  off  items  for   advocacy   workshops   for   people   with   disabilities.   point  cards  at  MUHS,  May  22-­24,  11:30  a.m.-­1:30   College   counseling   workshop   at   Register   at   holbrr@gmail.com,   (802)   399-­4798,   p.m.  or  donate  items  any  day  at  the  teen  center,  94   Middlebury   College.   Friday,   June   lindseyhescock@gmail.com,  or  (802)  388-­3381.   Main   St.,   3-­6   p.m.   Info:   989-­8934   or   jutta@addi-­ 7,   8:15   a.m.-­12:30   p.m.,   McCardell   Gun   Sense   Vermont   organizational   meeting   in   sonteens.com.   Bicentennial   Hall.   High   school   age   children   of   Middlebury.  Monday,  June  3,  7-­9  p.m.,  Champlain   Monthly   Drum   Gathering   in   Bristol.   Friday,   May   Middlebury   alumni,   faculty   and   staff   are   invited,   Valley   Unitarian   Universalist   Society.   Gun   Sense   31,   6-­8   p.m.,   Recycled   Reading   of   Vermont,   25A   as   are   students   from   Vermont   high   schools.   Vermont  is  a  coalition  of  Vermonters  who  support   Main  St.  Recycled  Readingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  gathering/circle/jam.   Preference   given   to   juniors.   Program   gives   an   reasonable   gun   safety   legislation.   This   meeting   Bring   your   own   drum   or   use   one   of   the   provided   overview  of  the  general  selective  college  applica-­ is   for   Addison   County   residents   who   would   like   drums  or  shakers.  All  ages  welcome.  Drop  in.  Info:   tion   process.   Free.   Register   by   May   28   at   www. to   help   with   the   organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   petition   to   ask   the   453-­5982.   middlebury.edu/admissions/start/ccworkshop.   governor   and   Legislature   to   pursue   such   legisla-­ Family   Bingo   Night   in   Vergennes.   Friday,   May   Info:  aap@middlebury.edu.   tion  next  term.  Info:  gunsensevt@gmail.com.   31,   6:30-­8   p.m.,   Vergennes   Union   High   School   Senior   BBQ   in   Middlebury.   Friday,   June   7,   11:30   cafeteria.   VUHS   Friends   of   Music   host   this   bingo   a.m.-­1:30  p.m.,  Middlebury  VFW.  CVAAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  monthly   night,   with   cards   only   25   cents   per   game.   Prizes   First   Friday   luncheon   is   celebrating   the   weather   donated  by  local  businesses.  Concessions  on  sale.   ZLWK D %%4 *ULOOHG PDULQDWHG Ă&#x20AC;DQN VWHDN EURF-­ 3URFHHGVEHQHÂżWWKH98+6PXVLFGHSDUWPHQW Foot  care  and  blood  pressure  clinic   coli   salad,   potato-­egg   salad,   mixed   black   bean   Âł&ODVVLFDO )DQWDVWLTXHV´ EHQHÂżW FRQFHUW LQ in  Vergennes.  Tuesday,  June  4,  11  a.m.-­ and   vegetable   salad   and   strawberry   shortcake.   Vergennes.   Friday,   May   31,   7:30-­9:30   p.m.,   12  p.m.,  Armory  Lane  Senior  Housing.  One   Suggested  donation  $4.  Reservations  required  by   Vergennes   Opera   House.   Flutist   Anne   Janson,   of   a   series   of   free   clinics   for   seniors   offered   by   June   5:   1-­800-­642-­5119.   Free   transportation   by   harpist  Heidi  Soons  and  organist  David  Neiweem,   Addison  County  Home  Health  and  Hospice.  Bring   ACTR:  388-­1946.   DORQJZLWKJXHVWĂ&#x20AC;XWLVW$OLVRQ+DOHRIWKH3RUWODQG your  own  basin  and  towel.  Info:  388-­7259.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Edward   Hopper   in   Vermontâ&#x20AC;?   illustrated   lecture   0DLQH  6\PSKRQ\ 2UFKHVWUD SOD\ D EHQHÂżW at   Middlebury   College.   Friday,   June   7,   4-­5:30   concert  to  raise  funds  for  the  opera  house.  Tickets   Talk  on  Palestine  in  Middlebury.  Tuesday,  June  4,   7-­8   p.m.,   Ilsley   Library.   Peace   maker,   organizer,   p.m.,   Mahaney   Center   for   the  Arts.   Presented   by   $18   adults,   $15   seniors,   those   younger   than   18   educator  and  father  Mohammad  Sawalha  will  give   Bonnie  Tocher  Clause,  author  of  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Edward  Hopper   free.   Tickets   at   the   VOH   or   Classic   Stitching   in   an   illustrated   talk   about   life   under   occupation   in   in  Vermont,â&#x20AC;?  the  catalyst  for  one  of  the  Middlebury   Vergennes,   or   online   at   www.vergennesopera-­ Palestine,  and  camps  that  seek  to  give  respite  to   College  Museum  of  Artsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  summer  exhibitions.  Free.   house.org.  Info:  877-­6737.   children  and  teens.  Info:  388-­4095.   Info:  go.middlebury.edu/arts.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eugene  Oneginâ&#x20AC;?  opera  on  stage  in  Middlebury.   The  Luce  Trio  in  concert  in  Brandon.  Friday,  June   Friday,  May  31,  8-­10  p.m.,  Town  Hall  Theater.  Opera   7,  7-­9  p.m.,  Brandon  Music,  62  Country  Club  Road.   Company   of   Middlebury   produces   Tchaikovskyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Baroque  and  early  music  in  a  jazz  context.  Jon  De   most   famous   opera.   Suzanne   Kantorski-­Merrill   Lucia  on  alto  sax  and  sruti  box,  Ryan  Ferreira  on   stars   as   Tatiana.   Info:   www.ocmvermont.org.   Foot  care  and  blood  pressure  clinic   electric   guitar,   and   Chris   Tordini   on   double   bass.   Tickets   $50/$55,   available   at   382-­9222,   www. in  Bridport.  Wednesday,  June  5,  10:30   Admission  $15.  Reservations  at  (802)  465-­4071  or   WRZQKDOOWKHDWHURUJ RU WKH 7+7 ER[ RIÂżFH 5XQV a.m.-­12   p.m.,   Bridport   Grange   Hall.   One   info@brandon-­music.net.   through  June  8.   of   a   series   of   free   clinics   for   seniors   offered   by   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eugene  Oneginâ&#x20AC;?  opera  on  stage  in  Middlebury.   Addison  County  Home  Health  and  Hospice.  Bring   Friday,  June  7,  8-­10  p.m.,  Town  Hall  Theater.  Opera   your  own  basin  and  towel.  Info:  388-­7259.   Company   of   Middlebury   produces   Tchaikovskyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Gallery   talk   in   Middlebury.   Wednesday,   June   5,   most   famous   opera.   Suzanne   Kantorski-­Merrill   GMC   Young   Adventurersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   Club   noon-­1   p.m.,   Henry   Sheldon   Museum.   Chuck   stars   as   Tatiana.   Info:   www.ocmvermont.org.   letterboxing   in   Goshen.   Saturday,   Herrmann   will   lead   a   gallery   talk   on   wooden   Tickets   $50/$55,   available   at   382-­9222,   www. June   1,   9-­11   a.m.,   Silver   Lake.   Andrea   objects   that   relate   to   Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   dairy   history.   WRZQKDOOWKHDWHURUJ RU WKH 7+7 ER[ RIÂżFH 5XQV Kane   leads   this   GMC   kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   event.   Info:   877-­6597   Presented   in   conjunction   with   the   museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   through  June  8.   or  dreakane@comcast.net.   current   exhibit,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;From   Dairy   to   Doorstep:   Milk   Tractor  pulls  in  Bristol.  Saturday,  June  1,  9  a.m.-­1   Delivery  in  New  England.â&#x20AC;?  Museum  admission  for   p.m.,  Bristol  Rec  Field.  Come  sit  in  the  newly  reno-­ nonmembers,  free  to  members.  Info:  388-­2117  or   vated,   shaded   grandstand.   Stock   lawn   tractors   www.henrysheldonmuseum.org.   VFW   Flea   Market   and   Craft   Fair   in   GULYHQ E\ \RXQJVWHUV DQG VXSHU PRGLÂżHGV WKDW Entrepreneur   start-­up   discussion   in   Brandon.   Middlebury.  Saturday,  June  8,  8  a.m.-­3   are   loud   and   roar   down   the   200-­foot   track.   Fries,   Wednesday,  June  5,  6-­8  p.m.,  Park  Village  (former   p.m.,   VFW   Post   7823.   Second   annual   hamburgers,  hot  dogs.  Admission  and  parking  free. Brandon   Training   School),   building   J.   Come   to   event.  Tables  available  for  $10,  indoors  or  out.  Info:   World  Atlatl  Day  celebration  in  Addison.  Saturday,   a   panel   presentation   at   the   future   home   of   the   802-­989-­0371.   June   1,   9:30   a.m.-­5   p.m.,   Chimney   Point   State   Brandon  Venture  Center  Incubator,  to  learn  about   Historic   Site.   People   all   around   the   world   will   be   entrepreneurial   opportunities   for   small   Vermont   8QLYHUVDOÂżVKLQJSODWIRUPFHOHEUDWLRQLQ%ULVWRO   Saturday,   June   8,   9   a.m.-­noon.   The   Bristol   using  the  atlatl  this  day.  Be  one  of  them.  Try  your   businesses.  Info:  brandondoesit.beck@gmail.com   hand  at  using  this  ancient  spear  throwing  device.   Info:  759-­2412.   Rhubarb   festival   in   Middlebury.   Saturday,   June   1,   10   a.m.-­2   p.m.,   Champlain   Valley   Unitarian   Universalist   Society,   2   Duane   Court.   Enjoy   all   things   rhubarb.   Lunch;   tearoom;   rhubarb   pies,   confections,   savories   and   pastries.   Cookbooks,   used  books,  crafts,  bling,  jewelry,  white  elephants   and  plants  for  sale  Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  activities  and  music,   too.  Info:  www.cvuus.org  or  388-­8080.   Summer   beach   books   on   sale   in   Middlebury.   Saturday,   June   1,   11   a.m.-­3   p.m.,   Ilsley   Library.   As  part  of  the  libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  regular  book  sale,  there  will   be  a  special  table  featuring  summer  beach  books.   Good  selection  of  art  books  as  well.  Proceeds  fund   library  programs.  Info:  388-­4095.   Fire  department  open  house  in  Bristol.  Saturday,   June  1,  1-­3  p.m.,  Bristol  Fire  Department.   Artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   reception   in   Ferrisburgh.   Saturday,   June   1,   2-­4   p.m.,   Lake   Champlain   Maritime   Museum.   Celebrating   the   opening   of   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vanished   Vessels   Made   Visible:   Marine  Artist   Ernest   Haas.â&#x20AC;?  A   one-­ time  exhibit  of  nautical-­historical  paintings  by  South   Burlington  artist  Ernest  Haas.  Museum  admission   required  except  for  museum  members.   Pocock   Rocks!   street   fair   and   music   festival   in   Bristol.   Saturday,   June   1,   4-­8   p.m.,   downtown   Bristol.   Live   music   and   dancing   with   well-­loved   bands,   wine,   microbrews,   hard   ciders,   specialty   food   and   craft   vendors,   kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   activities   and   more.   Free   and   family-­friendly.   Info:   www.pocockrocks. com  or  453-­7378.   Spring  handbell  concert  in  Middlebury.  Saturday,   June   1,   7-­8:30   p.m.,   Middlebury   Congregational   Church.  The  Northern  Bronze,  a  northern  Vermont   professional   English   handbell   ensemble,   will   perform   their   spring   concert   of   syncopated,   jazzy   rhythms.   Tickets   at   the   door:   $12   adults,   THIS  DAVIS  SWING  churn,  dating  to  the  1870s,  was  manufactured  by  the  Vermont  Farm   $10   seniors   and   children.   Refreshments   during   Machine  Co.  of  Bellows  Falls.  Chuck  Hermann  will  give  a  gallery  talk  on  June  5  about  the   intermission.   various  wooden  objects  in  the  Sheldon  Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  current  exhibit,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;From  Dairy  to  Doorstep:   Caitlin   Canty   and   Dietrich   Strause   in   concert   in   Milk  Delivery  in  New  England.â&#x20AC;? Ripton.   Saturday,   June   1,   7:30-­10   p.m.,   Ripton   Photo  courtesy  of  the  Henry  Sheldon  Museum Community   House.   The   Ripton   Community  

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He  encouraged  the  young  men  and   on   campus   and   noted   that   Middle-­ women  in  front  of  him  to  respond  to   bury  College  was,  for  the  most  part,   others   in   need   and   to   tackle   an   environment   free   from   the   judg-­ WKH GLIÂżFXOW HPRWLRQDO DQG ment   and   social   pressure   that   may   moral  work  of  connecting  to   have   been   cast   on   those   individuals   others,   even   as   it   becomes   in  other  communities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Though  each  on  a  different  path,   increasingly  easier  to  avoid.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   worry   that   the   closer   after  we  cross  this  stage,  we  will  all   WKHZRUOGJHWVWRRXUÂżQJHU-­ move  out  of  this  community  and  into   tips,  the  further  it  gets  from   a   world,   heavy   with   ego,   fear   and   our   hearts,â&#x20AC;?   he   explained.   social  pressure.  But  graduates  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  we   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   not   an   either-­or,   but   have  been  trained  well,â&#x20AC;?  Oakley  said. 7KH ÂżUVW WZR GLSORPDV RI WKH a   question   of   balance   that   our   lives,   alone   or   togeth-­ ceremony   were   presented   to   vale-­ er,   depend   on.   One   day,   dictorian   Dana   Goodwin   Callahan,   nanomachines   will   detect   a   neuroscience   major   from   Essex,   weaknesses   in   our   hearts   Conn.,  and  salutatorian  Jordan  Lynn   long   before   any   symp-­ Ricigliano  (in  absentia),  a  sociology/ toms   would   bring   us   to   anthropology   major   and   environ-­ a   doctor   and   other   nano-­ mental  studies  minor  from  Outlook,   machines   will   repair   our   Wash. Safran   Foer   received   an   honorary   hearts   without   us   feeling   any  pain,  losing  any  time   Doctor  of  Letters  Degree.  Four  other   or   spending   any   money.   distinguished   men   and   women   also   But  it  will  only  feel  like   received   honorary   degrees   includ-­ a   miracle   if   we   are   still   ing:   internationally   celebrated   artist   capable   of   feeling   mir-­ and  photographer  Edward  Burtynsky   acles.   Which   is   to   say,   received  an  honorary  Doctor  of  Arts   if   our   hearts   are   worth   Degree;Íž  Megan  Camp,  vice  president   and   program   director   at   Shelburne   saving.â&#x20AC;?   Earlier   in   the   cer-­ Farms,   received   a   Doctor   of   Let-­ emony,  student  speaker   ters   Degree;Íž   Jacqueline   Novogratz,   Bronwyn   Oatley   had   IRXQGHURIWKHQRQSURÂżWJOREDOYHQ-­ invoked   a   George   Bernard   Shaw   ture  fund  Acumen,  received  a  Doctor   quote  that  said,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  reasonable  man   of  Humane  Letters  Degree;Íž  and  Mid-­ adapts  himself  to  the  world;Íž  the  un-­ dlebury   alumnus   Stuart   Schwartz   reasonable   one   persists   in   trying   to   â&#x20AC;&#x2122;62,  the  George  Burton  Adams  Pro-­ adapt   the   world   to   himself.   There-­ fessor  of  History  at  Yale,  received  a   fore,  all  progress  depends  on  the  un-­ Doctor  of  Letters  Degree.  

A  RARE  INDOOR  commencement  ceremony  at  Middlebury  College  meant  seniors  lined  up  in  Kenyon  Arena,  below,   on   Sunday   morning   before   marching   to   Duke   Nelson   Recreation   Center   where   they   heard   commencement   speaker   Jonathan   Safran   Foer,   above   center,   and   student   speaker   Bronwyn   Oatley,   above   right.   Valedictorian   Dana   Goodwin   &DOODKDQDERYHOHIWZDVWKH¿UVWRIVWXGHQWVWRUHFHLYHDGHJUHH


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Celebrating  with  sunshine AFTER   SEVERAL   DAYS   of   wet   and   raw   weather   in  Addi-­ son  County  the  sun  came  out  just  in  time  for  Memorial  Day.   People  streamed  into  downtown  Middlebury  and  Vergennes   Monday  for  annual  parades  and  memorials  that  showcased   YHWHUDQV¿UH¿JKWHUVPDUFKLQJEDQGVORFDOFKLOGUHQDQGD few  smiling  politicians.   Independent  photos/Trent  Campbell


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Bristol  pulling  out  the  stops  for  Pocock  Rocks By  XIAN  CHIANG-­WAREN BRISTOL   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Holiday   weekends   often   seem   to   come   and   go   too   quickly,  but  those  in  the  Bristol  area   can  look  forward  to  two  celebratory   weekends  in  a  row. 7KLV\HDUWKHÂżIWKDQQXDOÂł3RFRFN Rocks!â&#x20AC;?  music  festival  and  street  fair   will  be  held  on  Saturday,  June  1,  the   weekend   after   Memorial   Day,   on   Main  Street  in  Bristol.   Âł$WWHQGDQFHKDVJURZQHDFK\HDU´ said   Carol   Wells,   executive   director   of  the  Bristol  Downtown  Community   3DUWQHUVKLS ZKLFK VSRQVRUV WKH HYHQWÂł:HWU\WRWZHDNLWDELWHDFK \HDUWRLPSURYHHYHQPRUH´ 3RFRFN 5RFNV ZKLFK WDNHV LWV name   from   the   original   name   given   WR %ULVWRO LQ  3RFRFN  KDV traditionally   been   held   the   third   week   in   June.   Scheduling   earlier   in   WKHVXPPHUWKLVWLPHDYRLGVFRQĂ&#x20AC;LFW with   other   big   festivals   around   the   state,  allowing  attendees  and  vendors   DOLNHWRÂłNLFNRIIWKHIHVWLYDOVHDVRQ´ DW3RFRFN5RFNV:HOOVVDLG :KLOH LQ SDVW \HDUV WKH IHVWLYDO was   held   during   daytime   hours,   this   year   the   festival   will   be   more   of   an   evening   event,   running   from   4   to   8   SP Âł:HWKRXJKWLWZRXOGVWLOOEHJRRG for   families,   and   also   for   more   of   a   PXVLF IHVWLYDO DWPRVSKHUH´ :HOOV H[SODLQHG QRWLQJ WKDW WKLV \HDU WKH %5,672/Âś6 0$,1 675((7 ZLOO EH URFNLQÂś ZLWK PXVLF IRRG DQG IXQ RQ 6DWXUGD\ GXULQJ WKH ÂżIWK DQQXDO festival   will   feature   more   than   30   Pocock  Rocks  Music  Festival  and  Street  Fair  from  4  to  8  p.m.  Along  with  performances  by  well-­known  regional   vendors.   Holding   the   festival   in   the   bands,  the  event  will  feature  wine,  microbrews,  hard  ciders,  specialty  food  and  craft  vendors,  activities  for  the   evening   also   meant   that   even   more   kids  and  Bristolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  incredible  restaurants  and  shops. ,QGHSHQGHQWÂżOHSKRWR FUDIWVSHRSOHDQGDUWLVDQIRRGPDNHUV PDQ\RIZKRPVSHQGPRUQLQJVDQG afternoons  at  farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  markets,  could   dancing  at  the  festival. deals   and   events,   while   area   crafts-­ climbing  wall.   RIIHU WKHLU ZDUHV WR 3RFRFN 5RFNV 7KLV \HDU WKH PXVLF OLQHXS ZLOO SHRSOH SODQ WR JLYH OLYH GHPRQVWUD-­ Dining  and  dancing  in  the  street  is   festivalgoers. LQFOXGH OLYH SHUIRUPDQFHV IURP tions   of   their   skills   and   local   wine   encouraged. 2UJDQL]HUVKRSHWKDWDWWHQGHHVZLOO 6ZHHW 7UDQVLWLRQV 7KH 3DWULFN and   beer   makers   will   offer   a   range   Âł,WVKRXOGEHDIXQQLJKWDVORQJDV enjoy  being  able  to  kick  back  at  home   )LW]VLPPRQV 7ULR *DQJ RI 6SHHG RI RSWLRQV $ ÂłERXQF\ KRXVH´ ZLOO the  weather  holds,â&#x20AC;?  Wells  said. during   the   early   summer   afternoon,   DQGRWKHUIDYRULWHORFDOSHUIRUPHUV be   available   for   the   kids,   as   well   as   then  come  downtown  for  dinner  and   %ULVWRO VKRSV ZLOO RIIHU VSHFLDO IDFHSDLQWLQJ KHQQD WDWWRRV DQG D

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Bourgeault ing  the  commencement  exercises  and   (Continued  from  Page  1A) receive  a  diploma  in  a  special  ceremo-­ ting  job. Things   started   looking   up   in   1950,   ny. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  was  impressed  by  (Bourgeaultâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s)   when   she   met   her   eventual   husband,   Joe,  who  was  then  manager  of  a  cof-­ familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  commitment  to  education  and   fee  shop  operating  in  the  Middlebury   by   her   own   commitment   to   educa-­ tion,â&#x20AC;?  Conley  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  felt   Inn.   They   soon   married   (the  diploma)  was  a  more   DQGKDGWKHÂżUVWRIWKHLU than  reasonable  request.â&#x20AC;? seven   children   at   Porter   Bourgeault   learned   the   Hospital  in  1951. news  just  two  weeks  ago. The   growing   family   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   started   to   cry,   and   would   move   to   Lowell,   I   cried   for   three   days,â&#x20AC;?   Mass.,   before   settling   in   Bourgeault   said   of   her   New   Hampshire   around   reaction.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  hit  me  like  a   40  years  ago.  Joe  would   bomb.â&#x20AC;? enjoy  a  successful  career   Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   excited   to   return   in  the  Merchant  Marines,   to   Middlebury   for   the   while   Betty   tended   the   event,  but  she  may  need  a   home  front.  After  the  last   tour  guide  to  navigate  her   of   their   children   gradu-­ through  her  former  home-­ ated   from   high   school   BOURGEAULT town. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   and   Betty   swore   to   During  the  many  years   herself  that  every  one  of   them   would   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   she   started   her   own   sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   been   away,   Middlebury   High   wallpapering   and   painting   business.   School   was   substantially   burned   in   a   Her   beloved   husband   died   around   20   ÂżUH DQG LV QRZ KRPH WR WKH PXQLFL-­ SDO RIÂżFHV 2I FRXUVH WKHUH LV QRZ D years  ago. Betty   Bourgeaultâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   life   has   been   Middlebury   Union   High   School   and   marked  with  a  lot  of  love  and  excite-­ separate   middle   school,   neither   of   ment,  but  failing  to  earn  a  high  school   which  Bourgeault  has  seen.  She  might   diploma   had   always   bothered   her.   get  to  the  ceremony  via  the  new  Cross   Only   two   of   her   siblings   had   accom-­ Street  Bridge,  a  mere  fantasy  when  she   plished   the   feat.   She   was   thrilled   to   bid  farewell  to  Middlebury  six  decades   see   her   own   children   graduate   from   ago. VERGENNES  UNION  ELEMENTARY  School  kindergarten  teacher  Donna  Ebel,  seated,  is  retiring  after  21  years  at  the  school.  Ebelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  teaching  as-­ high  school,  with  some  also  going  on   Three   generations   of   Bourgeaults   sistant,  Wanda  Loven,  standing,  has  worked  with  her  for  20  years. will   attend   Bettyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   graduation,   and   a   to   college.   She   has   16   grandchildren   Independent  photo/Trent  Campbell and  six  great-­grandchildren  whom  she   few  tears  will  undoubtedly  be  shed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   gong   to   be   a   happy   day,â&#x20AC;?   she   expects  will  also  sport  a  cap  and  gown   said. someday. And  some  gentle  teasing  has  already   And   her   day   will   come,   thanks   to   her  family,  which  reached  out  to  Ad-­ begun. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My   kids   told   me,   â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;When   you   get   dison   Central   Supervisory   Union   Su-­ hood  education  from  her  than  I  ever   might  be  enough.       gether,â&#x20AC;?  Loven  said.   (Continued  from  Page  1A) that   diploma,   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   going   to   have   perintendent  Gail  Conley  about  allow-­ learned   i n   a ny   e arly   e ducation   c ours-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  slowing  down.  I  can  tell.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   cried   together,   too,â&#x20AC;?   Ebel   and  having  lots  of  adventures,â&#x20AC;?  Ebel   ing   Bourgeault   to   realize   her   lifelong   to  get  a  job,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?  Bourgeault  said  with  a   tired  by  Friday.  I  want  to  take  a  nap   said. said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   had   some   things   to   get   out   es,â&#x20AC;?  he  said. New  VUES  Principal  June  Sargent   by  nine  oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock  at  night,â&#x20AC;?  she  said. Ebel  said  Loven  is  part  of  a  com-­ dream.  He  agreed  to  allow  Bourgeault   chuckle.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  said,  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;You  have  to  be  kid-­ of   my   system   before   (my   children)   Philosophically,   she   is   more   in   munity   that   she   believes   makes   to  sit  with  administrators  on  stage  dur-­ ding  me,  I  retired  20  years  ago.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? showed   up.   But   once   they   showed   echoed  Bassett  on  that  point.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  relied  on  her  insight  several   tune  with  a  recently  created  kinder-­ VUES   special.   She   remembered   up,   it   was   hunkering   down   and   be-­ garten   program   installed   with   the   when  Rick,  then  a  rookie  teacher  at   ing  a  mom  and  doing  the  best  job  I   times  this  year,â&#x20AC;?  Sargent  said.   Both   wish   Ebel   well   help   of   VUES   physical   education   98(6VXIIHUHGDVLJQLÂżFDQWLQMXU\ could.â&#x20AC;? on  what  comes  next.   teacher  Robin  Newton  that  combines   â&#x20AC;&#x153;They  were  bringing  us  food,  and   But   eventually   the   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I learned â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   are   going   to   music   and   movement   with   academ-­ that   wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   happen   in   New  York,   path   became   clear   and   more about (Continued  from  Page  1A) WKH \RXQJVWHUV WR VXSHU PRGLÂżHGV miss  her,â&#x20AC;?  Sargent  said.   ics,  than  she  is  with  a  newer  push  for   where   we   were   from,â&#x20AC;?   Ebel   said.   led  her  to  VUES,  where   early childhood that  are  loud  and  roar  down  the  new   more  information  email  info@malt-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;But   we   are   wishing   technology  at  the  kindergarten  level.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Here,   they   were   like   family,   they   all   her   work   with   chil-­ education from 200-­foot  track.  Admission  and  park-­ vt.org  or  call  388-­1007. her  absolutely  the  very   â&#x20AC;&#x153;One  of  the  changes  in  early  edu-­ were  so   kind  to   us.  And   as   I   taught   dren  along  the  way  and   ing  are  free. her than I ever best   in   her   retirement   cation   that   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   not   a   huge   fan   of   is   through   the   years,   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   seen   that   the  teaching  license  she   Carol   Calhoun   of   Weybridge   will   as   she   begins   to   work   that   thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   such   an   emphasis   on   continue   in   the   Vergennes   commu-­ picked   up   in   the   1970s   learned in any Bill  Mathis  of  Goshen  was  recently   has  paid  off. early education with  horses  and  do  art-­ computer  learning,â&#x20AC;?  she  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  be-­ nity,   which   is   why   weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   stayed   in   be  at  the  North  Branch  School  in  Rip-­ named   by   the   Vermont   State   Board   ton  next  Thursday  to  present  the  Har-­ work  again.â&#x20AC;? lieve  â&#x20AC;Ś  that  kids  need  to  get  up  and   this   community.   I   was   really   happy   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Working   with   kids   courses.â&#x20AC;? of   Education   to   a   four-­person   com-­ vard   Book  Award   to   the   independent   DECIDING  TO   move  around  and  jump   to   have   my   kids   go   and  having  had  my  own   â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Former VUES RETIRE and   run   and   develop   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The school and through   the   Vergennes   middle  schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  ninth-­grade  class.  The   mittee   to   conduct   a   national   search   kids,  it  was  just  a  natu-­ Principal Certainly,   those   are   their   physical   bodies,   high   school   â&#x20AC;Ś   The   prestigious   award,   usually   given   to   for  the  next  secretary  of  the  Vermont   ral   thing,â&#x20AC;?   Ebel   said.   Sandy Bassett the community two   powerful   motives   and   then   their   learn-­ school  and  the  commu-­ high  school  students,  was  presented  to   Agency  of  Education.  Mathis  and  his   â&#x20AC;&#x153;And   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   been   great   are tied together, to   retire.   But   there   are   ing   will   develop   more   nity  are  tied  together,  to   a  North  Branch  ninth-­grader  last  year,   colleagues   from   Montpelier,   Burl-­ working   here.   This   has   others.   Rick   Ebel,   also   an   educator   Ă&#x20AC;XLGO\ $QG WKHUHÂśV DOO to me. I see a me.  I  see  a  lot  of  parent   and  the  student  (Kiley  Pratt,  who  is  a   ington  and  Newfane  will  identify  and   been  a  great  place  for  me  to  work.â&#x20AC;? support  here.  I  see  just   10th-­grade  student  at  Mount  Abe  this   interview  candidates  and  make  a  rec-­ And   according   to   the   past   two   (he   is   a   former   Lincoln   Commu-­ sorts   of   (research)   to   lot of parent year)  wrote  a  letter  at  the  time  suggest-­ ommendation  to  the  state  board  and  to   a  great  community.â&#x20AC;? VUES   principals,   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   been   great   to   nity   School   administrator   and   more   prove  that.â&#x20AC;? support here. I ing  that  it  would  not  make  sense  to  give   Gov.  Shumlin  by  Sept.  1.  Mathis  was   recently   was   the   principal   of   South   LOOKING  BACK And   she   has   been   have  her.   see just a great Still,   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   never   easy   particularly   happy   at   the  award  to  only  one  student  based  on   an   award-­winning   superintendent   at   Former   VUES   Principal   Sandy   Burlingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Orchard   Elementary   to   make   the   retirement   community.â&#x20AC;? the  kindergarten  level.     the  philosophy  of  the  school.  She  wrote   the   Rutland   Northeast   Supervisory   Bassett,   who   retired   before   this   School),  retired  three  years  ago.   â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Donna Ebel Donna   Ebel   would   also,   among   decision.  Ebel  will  par-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;What   I   like   about   that  â&#x20AC;&#x153;we  all  have  different  knowledge   Union  for  a  quarter  century. school  year  after  about  a  decade  on   still  other  things,  like  to  spend  more   ticularly  miss  her  class-­ this   age   is   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   a   fresh   inside  of  us  and  to  say  that  one  type  of   the   job,   praised   Ebelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   willingness   V.F.W.  Post  7823  in  Middlebury  is   to   serve   on   committees   outside   the   WLPH ZLWK KLP FRQWLQXH WR Âż[ XS room   co-­worker   of   two   decades,   page.   You   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   really   know   who   knowledge  is  more  important  than  the   deep   into  preparations  for  its  second   other  would  be  to  disrespect  the  prin-­ they   are.   You   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   know   what   classroom   and   called   her   â&#x20AC;&#x153;a   proâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   their   old   farmhouse,   be   able   to   see   Wanda  Loven.   DQQXDO Ă&#x20AC;HD PDUNHW DQG FUDIW IDLU ciples  of  our  school.â&#x20AC;?  So  this  year,  the   their  now  two  grown  children  more   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   very   lucky   to   have   worked   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   going   to   get.   So   for   the   past   proâ&#x20AC;?  in  the  classroom. The   event   at   the   Exchange   Street   whole  class  will  be  honored  by  receiv-­ often,   visit   other   family   members   with   my   assistant,   Wanda,   over   all   21  years  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  new  book  every  year,â&#x20AC;?   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   one   of   the   best,   if   not   the   best,  early  childhood  educators  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   who   live   elsewhere,   and   get   back   these  years,â&#x20AC;?  Ebel  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  pret-­ Ebel   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;No   two   cohorts   are   the   ing   the   book   â&#x20AC;&#x153;What   Matters   Most   Is   clubhouse  will  take  place  on  Satur-­ ty  special,  I  think.â&#x20AC;? same,   ever,   ever.   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   never   been   How  You  Walk  Through  the  Fireâ&#x20AC;?  by   day,  June  8,  from  8  a.m.  to  3  p.m.  To   met   in   my   career,â&#x20AC;?   Bassett   said.   into  weight  training. secure  a  $10  table  (inside  or  out)  to   â&#x20AC;&#x153;There   is   so   much   I   want   to   do,   Loven   said   they   have   come   to   bored   with   this   job.   They   wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   let   Charles  Bukowski. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  very  progressive  â&#x20AC;Ś  She  was   peddle  your  wares,  call  Jayne  Saltus   and   I   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   want   to   be   glib   about   know  each  other  well.   you  be  bored.   A nd  you  have  to  be  on   quick  to  embrace  ideas,  and  research   The   Bristol   Recreation   Field   will   at  802-­989-­0371. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   read   each   othersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   minds   and   your  toes  all  the  time.  Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  so  lit-­ and   study   and   put   them   into   prac-­ it,  but  work  is  getting  in  the  way  of   living  right  now,â&#x20AC;?  Ebel  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;And  I   ÂżQLVK HDFK RWKHUVÂś VHQWHQFHV DQG tle  you  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  take  your  eyes  off  them.   host  tractor  pulls  this  Saturday,  June   tice.â&#x20AC;? After  we  ran  the  story  in  last  weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   An  experienced  educator  at  the  el-­ have  a  lot  of  living  I  want  to  get  back   work   really   well   together,â&#x20AC;?   said   And  theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  really  eager.  They  really   1,  beginning  at  9  a.m.  Under  cover   paper   about   an   increase   in   the   bear   of   the   Bristol   grandstand,   viewers   to  doing  right  now.â&#x20AC;? Loven. want  to  jump  in  â&#x20AC;Ś  Seeing  them  be-­ ementary  school  level  himself,  Bas-­ And   she   senses   that   at   61,   more   And   they   have   shared   the   good   LQJFRQÂżGHQWDVOHDUQHUVDQGJHWWLQJ will  be  protected  from  the  hot  sun  or   population,   we   werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   surprised   to   sett  said  he  found  Ebel  to  be  a  valu-­ than   two   decades,   however   enjoy-­ and,  at  times,  the  challenging.   on  that  solid  footing  is  a  good  feel-­ the   rain   while   watching   everything   hear  that  a  very  large  black  bear  came   able  source  of  knowledge. from  stock  lawn  tractors  driven  by   to  dine  at  a  bird  feeder  raised  15  feet   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   had   some   great   times   to-­ ing.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  learned  more  about  early  child-­ able,   in   a   kindergarten   classroom   above  the  back  deck  (itself  12  feet  off   the  ground)  at  a  Mead  Lane  home  in   Just  over  the  bridge  in  Moriah... 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