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Good start

Sweet home

Dynamic duo

Many hunters found success in the ÀUVWZHHNHQGRIULà HGHHUVHDVRQ and Youth Weekend. See Page 1B.

The deadline for the Folklife Center gingerbread home competition is coming up. See Page 14B.

Two seniors share top honors on the 2013 Independent Girls’ Soccer All-Star Team. See Page 1B.

ADDISON COUNTY

INDEPENDENT Vol. 67 No. 46

Middlebury, Vermont

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

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38 Pages

75¢

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On  the  march EBENEZER  SCROOGE,  PLAYED  by  Mount  Abraham  Union  High  School  student  Ethan  Allred,  falls  in  with  a  line  of  toy  soldiers  during  a  rehearsal  Tuesday  night  of  the  school’s   production  of  “A  Christmas  Carol.�  The  show  opens  Thursday.  For  more  photos,  see  Page  14A. Independent  photo/Trent  Campbell

UD-­3  board  weighs   MUMS  teacher  cuts By  JOHN  FLOWERS 0,''/(%85< ² 7KH 8' VFKRRO ERDUG KDV ZDUQHG VFKRRO DGPLQLVWUDWRUVGXULQJWKHSDVWIHZ \HDUV DERXW DQ LPPLQHQW GD\ RI UHFNRQLQJZKHQEXGJHWVZLOOQHHG WR UHĂ&#x20AC;HFW IHZHU VWDII WR VHUYH D VWHDGLO\GHFOLQLQJVWXGHQWSRSXOD-­ tion. 0LGGOHEXU\ 8QLRQ 0LGGOH School   Principal   Patrick   Reen   KDV SUHSDUHG D  EXGJHW

WR UHĂ&#x20AC;HFW WKDW GD\ RI UHFNRQLQJ DV 0806 LV H[SHFWHG WR VHUYH  IHZHU VWXGHQWV QH[W \HDU 6R 5HHQ KDV UHOXFWDQWO\ SURSRVHG D EXGJHWWKDWUHĂ&#x20AC;HFWV IHZHUHGXFDWRUSRVLWLRQVFXOPLQDW-­ LQJLQDSODQWKDWZRXOGVSHQG percent  less  than  this  yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. %XWVRPH8'ERDUGPHPEHUV RQ 7XHVGD\ FRQIHVVHG D ZLOOLQJ-­ QHVVWRSRVWSRQHWKDWGD\RIUHFN-­ (See  MUMS,  Page  17A)

Ferrisburgh  board,  clerk   debate  treasurer  post By  ANDY  KIRKALDY FERRISBURGH   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   After   hear-­ ing  opposition  from  incumbent  town   WUHDVXUHU&KHW+DZNLQVDQGVXJJHV-­ WLRQVIURPUHVLGHQWVDWWKHLU7XHVGD\ PHHWLQJ )HUULVEXUJK VHOHFWERDUG PHPEHUV GHFLGHG WR VWHS EDFN DQG UHFRQVLGHUWKHLUDSSURDFKWRKLULQJD new  treasurer.

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By the way

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  Thanksgiving  tradition  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   ÂżUVW JHW VRPH H[HUFLVH WKHQ SLJ RXWRQWKHWXUNH\VWXIÂżQJYHJJLHV DQG SLHV $ JUHDW YHQXH IRU WKDW H[HUFLVH LV WKLV 6XQGD\ÂśV WK DQ-­ QXDO0LGGOHEXU\7XUNH\7URW7KH (See  By  the  way,  Page  20A)

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By  JOHN  FLOWERS 0,''/(%85< ² 9HUPRQW *DV 6\VWHPVRQ7XHVGD\RIÂżFLDOO\ÂżOHGD petition   with   the   stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Public   Ser-­ YLFH%RDUG 36% WRODXQFKLWVSUR-­ SRVHGÂł3KDVH,,´QDWXUDOJDVSLSHOLQH SURMHFW IURP 0LGGOHEXU\ WR WKH ,Q-­ WHUQDWLRQDO3DSHU&RPLOOLQ7LFRQ-­ GHURJD1<DQDFWLRQWKDWVHWVWKH stage  for  what  promises  to  be  months   RIGHEDWHRQWKHFRQWURYHUVLDOSODQ 7KH3KDVH,,SODQKDVDOUHDG\HOLF-­ LWHGDORWRIIHHGEDFN²PXFKRILW QHJDWLYH²IURPUHVLGHQWVDORQJWKH PLOH SLSHOLQH URXWH WKDW ZRXOG SDVVIURP0LGGOHEXU\WKURXJK&RUQ-­ ZDOODQG6KRUHKDPWKHQXQGHU/DNH Champlain,   before   reaching   its   pri-­ PDU\ GHVWLQDWLRQ ,QWHUQDWLRQDO 3D-­ SHUZKLFKZRXOGXQGHUZULWHWKH PLOOLRQFRVWVRIWKHSURMHFW9HUPRQW *DVRIÂżFLDOVZDQWWKH3KDVH,,SLSH-­ line  to  follow  quickly  on  the  heels  of   its  Phase  I  pipeline  from  Colchester   WR 0LGGOHEXU\ WKDW ZRXOG GHOLYHU QDWXUDOJDVWRKRPHRZQHUVDQGEXVL-­ QHVVHV LQ $GGLVRQ &RXQW\ÂśV VKLUH WRZQDVZHOODV9HUJHQQHVDQGVPDOO (See  Pipeline,  Page  13A)

Immigrant  workers  trapped  in  limbo Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  note:  This  is  the  last  in  a   three-­part   series   about   agriculture   and  immigration  reform. By  ZACH  DESPART 0,''/(%85<²:KHQ,DVNHG +RQRULR KRZ KH JRW WR WKH 8QLWHG 6WDWHVKHUHVSRQGHGZLWKRQHZRUG â&#x20AC;&#x153;Corriendo´KHVDLG5XQQLQJ 7ZR DQG D KDOI \HDUV DJR ZKHQ PRVW \HDUROGV LQ WKH 8QLWHG 6WDWHV ZHUH JHWWLQJ UHDG\ IRU WKH SURPRUVHDUFKLQJIRUWKHLUÂżUVWVXP-­ mer   job,   Honorio   was   trekking   the   $UL]RQDGHVHUWDORQHLQVHDUFKRID better  life.   +H KRSHG WR UHDFK 9HUPRQW D SODFH KH KDG XQWLO UHFHQWO\ QHYHU KHDUG RI LQ D FRXQWU\ KH KDG QHYHU been  to,  on  a  tip  from  an  uncle  that   KHFRXOGÂżQGZRUNWKHUH Honorio,   now   20,   is   one   of   hun-­ GUHGV RI LPPLJUDQW DJULFXOWXUDO ZRUNHUVLQ$GGLVRQ&RXQW\PDQ\RI ZKRP HQWHUHG WKH FRXQWU\ LOOHJDOO\ +HDORQJZLWKPRUHWKDQDKXQGUHG 0H[LFDQQDWLRQDOVOLYLQJLQ9HUPRQW DWWHQGHG D PRELOH FRQVXODWH KRVWHG by  the  Mexican  government  this  past   6DWXUGD\LQ0LGGOHEXU\/LNH+RQR-­ ULRWKHPHQDWWKHHYHQWGRQÂśWKDYH WKHLUODVWQDPHVSXEOLVKHGWRSURWHFW WKHLULGHQWLWLHV

At   the   event,   Mexican   nationals   OLYLQJ LQ 9HUPRQW FRXOG JHW SDVV-­ SRUWVJRYHUQPHQW,'VDQGRWKHUVHU-­ vices  from  the  consulate. Honorio   has   come   to   the   mobile   consulate   to   renew   his   passport.   Having   this   enables   him   to   wire   PRQH\ WR UHODWLYHV DQG WR RSHQ D bank  account. +RQRULRÂśVVWRU\LVQRWDOOWKDWGLI-­ IHUHQW IURP WKH HVWLPDWHG  immigrants   that   attempt   to   cross   WKHPLOHORQJERUGHUEHWZHHQ 0H[LFR DQG WKH 8QLWHG 6WDWHV HDFK year.  Only  about  half  are  successful. +RQRULR LV IURP 9HUDFUX] D FLW\ on   the   Gulf   of   Mexico,   four   hours   east  of  Mexico  City. +HSDLGDpolleroWRVPXJ-­ JOHKLPDFURVVWKHERUGHU$pollero,   which  literally  translates  as  â&#x20AC;&#x153;chicken   KHUGHU´ LV D WUXVWHG JXLGH KLUHG E\ immigrants   to   help   them   cross   the   ERUGHULQWRWKH8QLWHG6WDWHV $IWHUFURVVLQJVDIHO\+RQRULRSDLG DQDUUDQJHGGULYHUDQRWKHUWR WDNH KLP  PLOHV WR 9HUPRQW ZKHUHDQXQFOHZRUNHGRQDIDUP +RQRULR IRXQG ZRUN RQ D GDLU\ IDUP LQ$GGLVRQ &RXQW\ +H ZRUNV QLQHKRXUVDGD\VHYHQGD\VDZHHN (See  Workers,  Page  12A)

MEXICAN  CONSULATE  OFFICIALS  Gabriela  Gómez  and  Francisco  Ja-­ cobi  process  a  passport  application  at  the  mobile  consulate  in  Middle-­ bury  Saturday. Independent  photo/Zach  Despart

Consulate  provides  services   to  Mexican  nationals  here By  ZACH  DESPART 0,''/(%85<²0RUHWKDQ 0H[LFDQ IDUP ODERUHUV RQ 6DWXUGD\ came   to   a   mobile   consulate   event   KRVWHG E\ WKH 0H[LFDQ JRYHUQPHQW

LQ 0LGGOHEXU\ )RU WKH HYHQW GLS-­ lomats   from   the   Mexican   consulate   LQ %RVWRQ FDPH WR 9HUPRQW WR KHOS Mexican   nationals   in   the   area   get   (See  Consulate,  Page  20A)

Physician escapes Philippine typhoon Anderson helped area leveled by storm By  JOHN  FLOWERS country  as  the  typhoon  hit,  leaving   MIDDLEBURY  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Dr.  Kristofer   KLPWKDQNIXOWREHVDIHEXWDOVRVDG $QGHUVRQ EHFDPH DFFXVWRPHG WR that   he   is   now   far   away   from   his   WKH UDXFRXV UDLQVWRUPV WKDW ZRXOG )LOLSLQR SDWLHQWV ZKHQ WKH\ QHHG pop   up   almost   every   afternoon   him  the  most. while   volunteering   his   Âł,WÂśVGLVDSSRLQWLQJWKDW PHGLFDO VHUYLFHV HDUOLHU â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disapIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   not   there   right   now   this   month   in   the   small   help  in  a  real  emergen-­ pointing that to   village   of   Santa   Fe,   on   F\´ VDLG$QGHUVRQ ZKR WKHLVODQGRI/H\WHLQWKH Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not there LVHQFRXUDJLQJWKH$GGL-­ right now to son   County   community   Philippines. /LWWOH GLG WKH 0LG-­ help in a real WRTXLFNO\VHQGDLGWRWKH GOHEXU\EDVHG SK\VL-­ emergency.â&#x20AC;? Philippines  to  help  in  its   cian   know   that   those   â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dr. Kristofer UHEXLOGLQJHIIRUWV UDLQVWRUPV ZRXOG EH D $QGHUVRQDQHDUQRVH Anderson SUHOXGH WR WKH FDWDFO\V-­ DQGWKURDWSK\VLFLDQZKR PLF GHOXJH ZURXJKW E\ OLYHV LQ $GGLVRQ KDG <RODQGDDFDWHJRU\W\SKRRQWKDW been  looking  for  an  opportunity  to   NLOOHG WKRXVDQGV RI )LOLSLQRV DQG â&#x20AC;&#x153;give   back.â&#x20AC;?   He   went   on-­line   ear-­ OHYHOHG HQWLUH YLOODJHV GXULQJ LWV lier  this  year  to  peruse  international   scourge. YROXQWHHULQJ RSSRUWXQLWLHV DQG $QGHUVRQ ZDV RQH RI WKH OXFN\ IRXQG Âł9ROXQWHHU IRU WKH 9LVD\DQV MIDDLEBURY  PHYSICIAN  KRISTOFER  Anderson  worked  in  this  small  clinic  during  his  recent  trip  to  the   ones.   He   was   able   to   escape   the   (See  Anderson,  Page  16A) Philippines.


PAGE  2A  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Addison  Independent,  Thursday,  November  21,  2013

%RDUGJHWVÂżUVWORRNDW&UHHN5GJ\PSODQ By  JOHN  FLOWERS over   what   may   be   built   on   the   rec-­ MIDDLEURY   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   UD-­3   reation   park   lands,   have   expressed   VFKRROERDUGRQ7XHVGD\JRWLWVÂżUVW concerns   about   the   potential   impact   look  at  some  sketches  showing  how   RQ SDUNLQJ WUDIÂżF FLUFXODWLRQ DQG a   new   municipal   recreation   center   other   activities   at   the   neighboring   could   be   sited   on   a   2.4-­acre   parcel   Mary  Hogan  Elementary  School. of  district-­owned  property  off  Creek   Recreation   center   supporters   are   Road. now  taking  a  close  look  at   UD-­3   acquired   the   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to the   Creek   Road   spot   and   property  from  the  Middle-­ do the best its   potential   for   hosting   bury   American   Legion   the   facility,   which   would   Post   27   back   in   2000   for   thing for the replace   the   municipal   $275,000.   The   land   in-­ most people gym  at  the  intersection  of   cludes   the   former   Legion   for the least College   and   South   Main   Hall,   a   Little   League   amount of streets.  Plans  call  for  tear-­ ÂżHOG DQG SDUNLQJ ORW DF-­ ing  down  the  current  mu-­ cessed   by   those   who   use   money.â&#x20AC;? nicipal  building  and  town   â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Nancy gym  and  turning  over  the   the   surrounding   playing   Malcolm land   to   Middlebury   Col-­ ÂżHOGVOHDVHGWRWKHGLVWULFW by   Middlebury   College.   lege,   and   building   new   Community   members   at   one   point   WRZQ RIÂżFHV DW  0DLQ 6W DQG D hoped   to   transform   the   old   Legion   new  rec.  center. hall  into  a  teen  center,  but  that  task   Chris  Huston  of  Bread  Loaf  Corp.   proved  too  expensive. showed   UD-­3   directors   some   im-­ 0HDQZKLOH WRZQ RIÂżFLDOV DUH ages  of  how  the  new  center  could  be   viewing  the  Creek  Road  site  as  a  pos-­ sited  in  place  of  the  old  Legion  hall,   sible  spot  to  host  an  11,400-­square-­ a   deteriorating   structure   that   some   foot  recreation  center.  The  center  is   GLVWULFW RIÂżFLDOV IHDU LV D JURZLQJ currently   being   proposed   for   a   site   liability.   Moreover,   some   UD-­3   of-­ on  Middleburyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  recreation  park  off   ÂżFLDOVRQ7XHVGD\UDLVHGWKHQRWLRQ Mary  Hogan  Drive.  But  ID-­4  school   of   including   menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   and   womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   board   directors,   who   have   control   locker   rooms   in   the   new   recreation  

center,   because   students   must   cur-­ rently   change   before   they   arrive   at   WKH SOD\LQJ ÂżHOGV RU LQ YHKLFOHV LQ the  parking  lot. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  want  to  do  the  best  thing  for   the  most  people  for  the  least  amount   of   money,â&#x20AC;?   said   Nancy   Malcolm,   leader  of  a  town  steering  committee   WKDWLVSODQQLQJWKHQHZWRZQRIÂżFH and  recreation  center. Middlebury   Union   High   School   Principal  Bill  Lawson  said  removal   of  the  old  Legion  hall  was  estimated   to  cost  $65,000  four  years  ago.  He   expects  that  number  could  be  much   higher  in  todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  dollars. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That   facility   would   be   a   posi-­ tive,   I   think,â&#x20AC;?   Lawson   said   of   the   new   center,   which   would   feature   a   gym. UD-­3   board   members   agreed   to   follow   the   debate   about   the   Creek   Road   property   and   will   ultimately   look   to   the   districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   facilities   com-­ mittee  to  deliver  a  recommendation.   That  facilities  committee  was  slated   to  meet  with  members  of  the  townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   steering   committee   on   Wednesday   as  the  Addison  Independent  went  to   press. Reporter   John   Flowers   is   at   johnf@addisonindependent.com.

Mother,  daughter  killed  in  crash

Twilight  at  sunset A  MIDDLEBURY  COLLEGE  student,  bundled  up  against  the  cold,  walks  across  College  Street  Tuesday   afternoon  while  the  setting  sun  lights  up  Twilight  Hall. Independent  photo/Trent  Campbell

By  LEE  J.  KAHRS BRANDON   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   A   mother   and   daughter   were   killed   in   a   head-­on   collision  on  Route  7  in  Brandon  just   south   of   Otter   Valley   Union   High   School  last  Friday  afternoon. According   to   police,   Kathryn   Long,  63,  and  her  mother  Ruth  Long,   93,   both   of   Sudbury,   were   killed   when  their  2004  Subaru  Legacy  sta-­ tion   wagon   crossed   the   centerline   and  hit  a  Proctor  Gas  truck  head  on. Brandon   Police   Chief   Chris   Brickell  said  the  accident  happened   at   about   4:30   p.m.   on   Friday,   Nov.   15,   and   it   prompted   police   to   close   5RXWHWRWUDIÂżFLQERWKGLUHFWLRQV for  several  hours. Brickell   said   Kathryn   Long   was   driving   the   car   headed   north   on   Route   7   near   Kellyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Knoll   when   witnesses   say   the   Subaru   drifted  

across   the   centerline   and   collided   with   a   southbound   Proctor   Gas   de-­ livery  truck  driven  by  John  Gibson,   51,  of  West  Rutland. Witnesses   also   told   police   that   Long   â&#x20AC;&#x153;did   not   take   any   evasive   ac-­ tionâ&#x20AC;?   to   correct   the   path   of   the   car   before  it  hit  the  gas  truck. Brickell   said   there   is   no   way   to   know   why   the   younger   Long   lost   control  of  the  car. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   may   never   know,â&#x20AC;?   he   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;She   could   have   fallen   asleep,   or   it   could   have   been   a   medical   condi-­ tion.  We  just  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  know.â&#x20AC;? Gibson  sustained  a  minor  knee  in-­ jury  as  a  result  of  the  impact,  Brick-­ ell   said,   and   was   treated   at   Rutland   Regional  Medical  Center.  An  emer-­ gency   shutoff   valve   on   the   propane   truck  engaged  properly  at  the  time  of   the   accident,   the   chief   said,   and   no  

propane   escaped   from   the   vehicle.   Brickell   said   Department   of   Mo-­ tor   Vehicles   truck   inspectors   were   on   hand   to   assess   the   truck   and   the   emergency  shutoff  mechanism. Several   local   emergency   depart-­ ments  responded,  including  Brandon   Police,  Vermont  State  Police,  Bran-­ GRQ DQG 3LWWVIRUG ÂżUH GHSDUWPHQWV the  Brandon  Rescue  Squad,  and  the   9HUPRQW2IÂżFHRI(PHUJHQF\0DQ-­ agement. The  Vermont  Agency  of  Transpor-­ tation  was  also  on  scene  to  facilitate   the  closing  of  Route  7  and  the  detour   via  the  Florence  Truck  Route.  Route   7  was  closed  until  roughly  9  p.m. Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  note:  Obituaries  for  both   Ruth   and   Kathryn   Long   appear   in   this   edition   of   the   Independent   on   Page  6A.

Ferrisburgh  has  six  selectboard  candidates Bricks  fall  from  downtown  Bristol  building By  ANDY  KIRKALDY dous  loss.â&#x20AC;? auditor. FERRISBURGH   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   Ferris-­ burgh   selectboard   on   Tuesday   eve-­ ning  will  interview  six  candidates  in-­ WHUHVWHGLQÂżOOLQJWKHYDFDQF\FUHDWHG by  the  recent  resignation  of  longtime   board  member  John  DeVos  Jr. DeVos   announced   his   resignation   in   an   Oct.   22   letter   to   Selectboard   Chairwoman  Loretta  Lawrence,  cit-­ ing  â&#x20AC;&#x153;recent  eventsâ&#x20AC;?  that  made  it  nec-­ essary   to   â&#x20AC;&#x153;step   back   from   some   of   his  responsibilities.â&#x20AC;?   DeVos   had   served   on   the   board   since  the  mid-­1990s,  and  Lawrence   called   his   resignation   â&#x20AC;&#x153;a   tremen-­

Whoever   is   appointed   by   the   re-­ maining  four  members  of  the  select-­ board   will   serve   until   Town   Meet-­ ing   Day,   when   the   seat   will   legally   become   open   again   to   any   resident   who  wishes  to  petition  for  voter  con-­ sideration. Five  of  the  candidates  have  served   previously  in  town  government  or  a   town  committee,  while  the  sixth  ran   for  the  selectboard  in  March.   They  are,  in  alphabetical  order:   Â&#x2021; 'HQQLV $UPHOO D FRQVHUYDWLRQ commission  member.   Â&#x2021; 7KRPDV'UXPKHOOHUDQHOHFWHG

Â&#x2021; 6WHYH*XWRZVNLDIRUPHUERDUG of   zoning   adjustment   member   and   Ferrisburgh  representative  to  the  Ad-­ dison   County   Solid  Waste   Manage-­ ment  District.   Â&#x2021; $UDEHOOD+RO]DSIHOZKRXQVXF-­ cessfully   challenged   Lawrence   in   March.   Holzapfel   also   ran   unsuc-­ cessfully   for   the  Vermont   House   as   D'HPRFUDWÂżUVWLQDQGWKHQLQ 2012. Â&#x2021; :DOWHU 5HHG D SODQQLQJ FRP-­ mission  member.   Â&#x2021; 5DOSK6KHSDUG-UD)HUULVEXUJK energy  committee  member.  

Bridport  group  funds  research  to  stop  alcohol  craving BRIDPORT   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   Foundation   for   Alcoholism   Research   (FAR)   an-­ nounces   progress   in   funding   a   pi-­ lot   program   to   study   the   effects   of   a   potentially   ground-­breaking   anti-­ craving   medication   called   baclofen.   The  research  will  study  the  effect  of   baclofen  to  reduce  craving  in  patients   with   alcohol   dependence.   Over   half   of  the  funds  needed  have  been  raised   by   FAR   in   this   important   campaign;Íž   and  it  looks  to  the  community  to  help   it   reach   its   goal.   This   research   is   a   necessary   pilot   program   prior   to   a   complete  study. Baclofen   has   been   used   safely   for   many   years   to   help   control   muscle   spasms.  There  is  evidence  leading  re-­ searchers  to  believe  that  it  may  help   curtail  cravings  in  addicts  if  taken  on   a   different   schedule   than   that   used  

traditionally.  What  adds  to  the  appeal   is  that  the  side  effects  are  minor.  The   National  Institutes  of  Health  have  al-­ ready   funded   research   of   a   baclofen   for  nicotine  study,  and  another  group   has  funded  the  inclusion  of  marijuana.   Help  to  support  the  alcohol  research   is  critical  as  other  funding  sources  are   not  stepping  forward.  Pharmaceutical   companies   have   no   interest   in   fund-­ ing  it  because  the  medication  is  now   JHQHULFDQGZRXOGJHQHUDWHQRSURÂżW FAR   is   the   only   public   organization   targeting  research  into  effective  med-­ ical  treatments  and  needs  your  help. Dr.  Franklin,  lead  researcher,  said,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   are   excited   about   this   research   and  so  grateful  to  FAR  for  its  support.   :LWK ÂżQGLQJV IURP WKLV SLORW SKDVH we  are  well  positioned  to  make  some   breakthroughs  in  the  future  phase.â&#x20AC;?

The   researchers   have   made   ar-­ rangements   with   a   pharmaceutical   company  to  provide  a  time-­released   version  of  baclofen  at  no  cost,  mak-­ ing   the   testing   even   more   feasible.   Current   baclofen   tablets   would   re-­ quire   the   study   participant   to   take   it   four   times   a   day,   making   testing   results   prone   to   error.   The   time-­ released   capsule   requires   only   one   dose  a  day. FARâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   operating   expenses   have   been   covered   for   the   year,   thus   100   percent   of   donations   will   go   to   the   research.   To   learn   more,   call   802-­ 758-­2243  or  visit  the  website,  www. alcoholismresearch.org.  Support  FAR   by   liking   it   on   Facebook.   Donate   to   the   baclofen   campaign   by   mail   to   P.O.  Box  54,  Middlebury,  VT  05753   or  online.

By  ZACH  DESPART BRISTOL   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   High   winds   this   past   Sunday   sent   bricks   from   a   downtown   Bristol   building   crash-­ ing   onto   pavement   below.   Fortu-­ nately  no  one  was  injured. Sometime   after   5   p.m.   on   Nov.   17  high  winds  dislodged  hundreds   of  bricks  from  the  west  wall  of  the   structure,   located   at   24-­26   Main   St.,   building   owner   Cheri   Jack-­ man   said.   The   bricks   broke   one   of   the   windows   in   the   building,   which   formerly   housed   The   Vil-­ lage  Corner  Store. Jackman   wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   sure   when   the   mess  would  be  cleared. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My   husband   kept   cleaning   them   up,   and   theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   been   fall-­ ing   ever   since,â&#x20AC;?   Jackman   said   on   Tuesday.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   get   out   there   to  clean  them  up  until  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  secure.â&#x20AC;? The   bricks   fell   into   an   alley   be-­ tween  the  structure  and  the  National   Bank  of  Middlebury  that  serves  as   a  one-­way  entrance  into  the  Shawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Plaza.  Police  cordoned  off  the  area   Sunday,  and  it  remains  closed. The   building   houses   Snapâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Restaurant  and  the  newly  opened   Bristol   Mexican   Market.   Both   businesses   remain   open,   though   Jackman,   who   also   operates   Snapâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s,  said  she  had  to  relocate  a   tenant   from   a   unit   on   the   second   Ă&#x20AC;RRUFORVHWRWKHGDPDJH Jackman   on   Tuesday   said   an   engineer  was  at  the  site  to  exam-­

THE  OWNER  OF  the  building  near  the  National  Bank  of  Middlebury   on  Bristolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Main  Street  said  high  winds  caused  hundreds  of  bricks  to   fall  off  the  hundred-­year-­old  structure  on  Sunday.   Independent  photo/Brian  King

ine  the  extent  of  the  damage  to  the   alley  will  remain  closed  to  pedes-­ building,   which   Jackman   estimat-­ WULDQDQGYHKLFXODUWUDI¿FXQWLOWKH ed  to  be  at  least  a  century  old.  The   structure  is  deemed  safe.


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Income  limits  set  for   free  school  lunches MONTPELIER   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   Vermont   Agency   of   Education   Child   Nutri-­ tion   Programs   recently   announced   its   policy   for   free   or   reduced-­price   meals  for  children  served  under  the   National   School   Lunch   Program   (NSLP),   the   School   Breakfast   Pro-­ gram   (SBP),   and   the   After-­School   Snack  Program  (ASP). The   agency   encourages   children   to   participate   in   their   local   schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   meal  program  and  encourages  fami-­ lies   to   complete   an   application   for   free   and   reduced   price   meal   ben-­ HÂżWV(DFKVFKRRODQGRUFHQWUDORI-­ ÂżFHSURYLGHVIUHHDQGUHGXFHGSULFH meal  applications  and  has  a  copy  of   the   policy,   which   may   be   reviewed   by   any   interested   party.   Children   from   households   whose   income   is   at   or   below   the   levels   shown   are   eligible   for   free   or   reduced-­price   meals.   Children   who   are   eligible   for  reduced  price  meals  will  receive   breakfast   and   lunch   at   no   addition-­ al   charge   through   state   support   of   school  nutrition  programs. Local   SFA   (School   Food  Author-­ LW\  RIÂżFLDOV KDYH DGRSWHG KRXVH-­ hold-­size   and   income   criteria   for   determining   eligibility.   Based   on   income   eligibility   guidelines   from   July   1,   2013,   to   June   30,   2014,   for   example,  a  family  of  four  is  eligible   for   reduced-­price   lunches   if   their   household   income   is   $43,568   an-­ nually   ($838   weekly)   or   less,   and   are   eligible   for   free   lunches   if   their   household  income  is  $30,615  annu-­ ally   ($589   weekly)   or   less.  A   com-­ plete   chart   can   be   viewed   online   at   ELWO\D%Y10/ Application   forms   were   sent   to   all   homes   with   a   letter   to   parents   or   guardians   at   the   beginning   of   the   school   year.   To   apply   for   free   or   reduced-­price   meals   at   any   time   during   the   year,   households   should   ÂżOO RXW WKH DSSOLFDWLRQ DQG UHWXUQ LW to  the  school.  Additional  copies  are   DYDLODEOH DW WKH SULQFLSDOÂśV RIÂżFH LQ each   school   or   on   the   Child   Nutri-­ tion   Programs   website:   KWWSELW O\'07<4.  The  information  pro-­ YLGHGRQWKHDSSOLFDWLRQLVFRQÂżGHQ-­ tial  and  will  be  used  for  the  purpose   of   determining   eligibility   and   may   EH YHULÂżHG DW DQ\ WLPH GXULQJ WKH school   year   by   school   or   other   pro-­ JUDPRIÂżFLDOV )RU 6)$ RIÂżFLDOV WR GHWHUPLQH eligibility,   households   receiving   6TXDUHV97 IRRG VWDPS EHQHÂżWV  or   Reach-­Up   (TANF)   must   list   the   childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   names,   a   3SquaresVT   or   Reach-­Up  case  number,  and  the  sig-­ nature   of   an   adult   household   mem-­ ber.  All  children  in  households  with   any   household   member   receiving   EHQHÂżWV XQGHU DVVLVWDQFH SURJUDPV are   eligible   for   free   meals.   Chil-­

dren   in   Other   Source   Categorically   Eligible  (i.e.,  children  categorized  as   homeless,   migrant,   runaway,   Head   Start,  Even  Start,  and  foster  children,   if   known)   are   also   eligible   for   free   meals. If  you  do  not  list  a  3Squares  VT  or   a  Reach-­Up  number,  the  application   must  have  the  childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  names,  to-­ tal  household  members,  the  amount   of   income   each   member   received   last  month,  the  signature  of  an  adult   household  member,  and  the  last  four   digits   of   the   adultâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   social   security   number  (or  a  marked  box  if  he  or  she   does   not   have   one).   Foster   children   also   categorically   qualify   for   free   PHDOVPLONUHJDUGOHVVRIWKHFKLOGÂśV income.   If   you   have   foster   children   living  with  you  and  wish  to  apply  for   such   meals   or   milk   for   them,   com-­ plete   the   application   as   instructed.   Under   the   provisions   of   the   policy,   WKH DSSURYLQJ RIÂżFLDO ZLOO UHYLHZ applications   and   determine   eligibil-­ ity. Under   the   provisions   of   the   free   and   reduced-­price   meal   policy,   the   GHWHUPLQLQJ RIÂżFLDO V  DV GHVLJQDW-­ ed  by  the  SFA,  shall  review  applica-­ tions   and   determine   eligibility.   Par-­ HQWV RU JXDUGLDQV GLVVDWLVÂżHG ZLWK the  eligibility  ruling  may  discuss  the   decision   with   the   determining   of-­ ÂżFLDO RQ DQ LQIRUPDO EDVLV 3DUHQWV may  also  make  a  formal  request  for   an  appeal  hearing  of  the  decision  and   may  do  so  orally  or  in  writing  with   WKHVFKRROÂśVKHDULQJRIÂżFLDO3DUHQWV or   guardians   should   contact   their   FKLOG UHQ ÂśV VFKRRO V  IRU VSHFLÂżF information   regarding   the   name   of   WKHGHWHUPLQLQJRIÂżFLDODQGRUKHDU-­ LQJ RIÂżFLDO IRU D VSHFLÂżF VFKRRO RU district. If   a   household   member   becomes   unemployed  or  if  the  household  size   increases,  the  household  should  con-­ tact   the   school.   Such   changes   may   make   the   children   of   the   household   HOLJLEOH IRU EHQHÂżWV LI WKH KRXVH-­ holdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   income   falls   at   or   below   the   levels  shown  above. Any  member  of  a  household  cur-­ UHQWO\FHUWLÂżHGWRUHFHLYH6TXDUHV-­ 97 DQGRU 5HDFK8S EHQHÂżWV ZLOO EHQRWLÂżHGRIWKHHQUROOHGFKLOGUHQÂśV eligibility  and  that  the  enrolled  chil-­ GUHQ ZLOO EH SURYLGHG IUHH EHQHÂżWV XQOHVV WKH KRXVHKROG QRWLÂżHV WKH SFA   that   it   chooses   to   decline   ben-­ HÂżWV ,I 6TXDUHV97 RU 5HDFK8S KRXVHKROGVDUHQRWQRWLÂżHGE\WKHLU school   of   their   eligibility,   they   will   need  to  submit  an  application. A   list   of   schools   participating   in   the   programs   is   available   upon   re-­ quest.  For  more  information,  contact   Laurie  Colgan,  director,  AOE  Child   Nutrition   Programs   at   (802)   828-­ 5153  or  laurie.colgan@state.vt.u

Cushman  is  jailed  on  sale   of  heroin,  cocaine  charges BRISTOL   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Bristol   manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   activities   related   to   police  on  Tuesday  arrested   the   sale   of   heroin   and   co-­ a   Bristol   man   for   the   sale   FDLQH´ DQG DOVR LGHQWLÂżHG of  heroin.  Ernest  Winslow   persons  that  allegedly  pur-­ Cushman,  23,  was  collared   chased   drugs   from   Cush-­ after  what  police  described   man.   Bristol   police   did   as  an  â&#x20AC;&#x153;extensive  investiga-­ more  investigation  leading   WLRQ´ E\ 2IÂżFHU -RVKXD up  to  the  Nov.  19  arrest. Otey   and   Sergeant   Randy   At  the  time  of  his  arrest,   Crowe.   Cushman   was   on   release   Cushman   was   arrested   for  two  open  cases  in  Addi-­ at   10:15   p.m.   during   a   son  Superior  Court.  He  had   WUDIÂżF VWRS FRQGXFWHG E\ previously   posted   $5,000   Vermont   State   Police   and   bail.   This   time,   Cushman   CUSHMAN Vergennes  police. was   jailed   at   the   Chitten-­ On   Nov.   14   police   executed   a   den   County   Correctional   Center   in   search   warrant   at   Cushmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   resi-­ lieu  of  $150,000  bail. dence   at   the   Kountry   Trailer   Park,   Police  said  they  are  continuing  to   where,   according   to   a   press   release   investigate   the   out-­of-­state   source   from   Bristol   Police   Chief   Kevin   who   supplied   the   drugs   to   Cush-­ *LEEV HYLGHQFH ÂłLGHQWLÂżHG &XVK-­ man.

Crunched THE  CAR  WASH  next  to  the  McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  on  Route  7  South  in  Middlebury  is  demolished  Monday  morning.  The  car  wash  has  been  out  of   service  for  several  years. Independent  photo/Trent  Campbell

Intercity  buses  soon  to  travel  through  county  to  Albany,  N.Y. MONTPELIER   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   Vermont   Agency   of  Transportation   (VTrans)   recently   announced   that   beginning   this   winter,   Vermonters   and   visi-­ tors   will   have   more   choices   to   get     around   New   England   and   beyond   thanks   to   the   addition   of   new   in-­ tercity   bus   routes   to   be   operated   by   Premier   Coach   and   Greyhound.   The  new  routes,  funded  by  VTrans,   include   service   from   Burlington   to   $OEDQ\ 1< YLD %HQQLQJWRQ DQG Rutland  as   well   as   service  between  

Rutland   and   White   River   Junction   and   on   to   Hanover,   N.H.,   plus   im-­ proved  service  between  White  River   -XQFWLRQDQG6SULQJÂżHOG0DVV 97UDQV RIÂżFLDOV VDLG WKDW ÂłDW WKH moment,   Middlebury   and   Brandon   DUHLGHQWLÂżHG DVVWRSVRQWKHLQWHU-­ city  bus  route),  as  well  as  Manches-­ ter   and   Bennington   on   the   Route   7   Burlington-­Albany   service.   VTrans   is   working   with   the   bus   companies   to  clarify  details  of  the  routes.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;These   new   bus   routes   will   work  

with   our   existing   successful   bus,   rail  and  airline  services  to  provide  a   more   robust   system   of   connectivity   for  Vermonters  and  visitors  alike,  en-­ suring   more   car-­free   and   affordable   transportation   options,â&#x20AC;?   said   Chris   Cole,   director   of   VTrans   Policy,   3ODQQLQJ DQG ,QWHUPRGDO 'HYHORS-­ PHQW'LYLVLRQ Initially,   there   will   be   one   round   trip  per  route  per  day.    The  new  ser-­ vice  will  provide  connections  to  oth-­ er  existing  intercity  service  connect-­

Ripton  uses   JUDQWWRÂż[ N.  Branch RIPTON   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   2013   Vermont   Better   Backroads   Small   Grants   Program  awarded  two  grants  to  the   town   of   Ripton.   One   grant   helped   the   town   develop   its   road   inven-­ tory   and   capital   budget   plan.   The   other,  to  correct  a  road-­related  ero-­ sion   problem,   provided   funds   for   a   culvert   and   headwall   replacement   and  lined  ditch  on  the  North  Branch   Road. 7KLV FXOYHUW ZDV LGHQWLÂżHG DV D priority   project   after   overtopping   during  a  May  29,  2012,  storm.  The   town   received   FEMA   funds   for   re-­ pair  at  several  sites  damaged  by  the   storm,   but   not   for   this   Fire   Brook   stream   crossing.   Future   storms   would   likely   wash   out   the   roadbed   and  carry  sediment  to  the  brook.   The   Better   Backroads   grant   helped   the   town   replace   the   under-­ sized   culvert   with   a   larger   one,   re-­ build   headwalls,   improve   roadside   ditches   leading   to   the   culvert,   and   maintain  water  quality.   Water   and   sediment   from   Fire   %URRN Ă&#x20AC;RZV WR WKH 1RUWK %UDQFK River  in  Ripton,  and  on  to  the  Mid-­ dlebury  River,  Otter  Creek  and  Lake   Champlain.   Correcting   the   erosion   problem   at   this   culvert   and   road-­ side  reduces  sedimentation  and  im-­ proves  water  quality  from  Ripton  to   /DNH&KDPSODLQ5LSWRQWRZQRIÂż-­ cials  said  they  greatly  appreciate  the   assistance   of   the   Better   Backroads   Program.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;St  Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  has  taught  me  about  honesty,  honor  and  integrity......  I  love  St.  Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  School!â&#x20AC;?  -­  5th  grader â&#x20AC;&#x153;St.  Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  has  a  kind,  respectful  climate  which  is  the  foundation  for  a  moral  education.â&#x20AC;?  -­  Parent â&#x20AC;&#x153;St.  Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  has  taught  me  values  and  I  feel  like  I  will  be  a  better  person  after  having  gone  here.â&#x20AC;?  -­  6th  grader Âł0\FKLOGUHQJHWWKHVXSSRUWWKH\QHHG IHHOSDUWRIDORYLQJFRPPXQLW\7KHLUFRQÂżGHQFHLVJURZLQJ´3DUHQW â&#x20AC;&#x153;My  fondest  school  memories  are  from  the  days  when  I  was  a  student  at  St.  Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  where  we  all  knew  we  were   special.â&#x20AC;?  -­  SMS  graduate â&#x20AC;&#x153;My  favorite  thing  about  St.  Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  is  that  I  make  friends  easily  here  and  I  get  to  learn  about  God.â&#x20AC;?  -­  3rd  grader â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  was  so  impressed  by  the  structured  and  nurturing  atmosphere  in  the  Pre-­K  program.    The  teacher  helped  my  child   ORYHVFKRRO7KHĂ&#x20AC;H[LEOHKRXUVKHOSXVZLWKRXUZRUNVFKHGXOHVWRR´3DUHQW Âł6W0DU\ÂśVVWXGHQWVDUHUHVSHFWIXOWRZDUGRQHDQRWKHUDQGWKHUHDUHKLJKDFDGHPLFH[SHFWDWLRQV´3DUHQW Although St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is a Roman Catholic school, it welcomes all who are willing to share in its values DQGLWVHGXFDWLRQDOSKLORVRSK\7ROHDUQPRUHFDOORXUPDLQRIĂ&#x20AC;FHDWWRVFKHGXOHDWRXU YLVLWRXUZHEVLWHDWZZZVDLQWPDU\VYWFRPDQGFRPHWRRXURSHQKRXVHDW6KDQQRQ6WUHHWRQ 'HFHPEHUWKLPPHGLDWHO\IROORZLQJWKH&KULVWPDV&RQFHUWDWSP  

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PAGE  4A  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Addison  Independent,  Thursday,  November  21,  2013

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Time  to  hit  the  pause  button

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By  William  Roper

Clearly,  a  divide  deepens  in  Middlebury  around  the  proposal  to   PRYHWKHWRZQRIÂżFHVDQGJ\PEXWWKHUHÂśVDZD\EDFNWRWKHFLYLO-­ ity  and  trust  and  cooperation  we  pride  ourselves  on  in  this  com-­ munity.  We  have  both  an  opportunity  and  a  responsibility  to  plan   carefully  and  boldly  for  our  communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  future,  so  letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  step  back   for  a  moment  and  take  a  look  at  what  we  can  accomplish  and  how. First,  the  reality.  Yes,  many  folks  agree  that  announcing  the  proj-­ ect  and  seeking  public  input  could  have  been  handled  better:  it  felt   too  secretive  and  top-­down  to  some  and  thus  sparked  unnecessary   skepticism  and  suspicion  in  the  community.  Frustrations  predictably   erupted  when  townspeople  were  offered  no  meaningful  avenues  for   FRQWULEXWLQJORFDOZLVGRPDQGFUHDWLYLW\LQGHHGWKHFRQĂ&#x20AC;LFWRI interest  charges  would  likely  not  have  been  pressed  if  the  process   had  felt  fair.   The  traditional  approach  taken  by  the  Middlebury  selectboard  and   at  times  the  steering  committee  has  proven  ineffective  time  and  time   again  across  the  USA  and  now  right  here  at  home.  At  times  it  has   seemed  that  the  proposal  would  die  due  to  a  botched  process  rather   than  on  the  merits  of  the  plan  itself.  And  yet,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  seen  signs  that  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   not  too  late  for  better  process  and  decision-­making.  The  community   has  a  chance  to  heal  and  work  together  over  the  next  few  months  to   plan  for  such  an  important  part  of  the  townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  future.  Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  why: The  steering  committee  and  selectboard  acknowledged  they  were   pushing  the  process  too  hard  and  fast  and  in  late  October  agreed  to   push  the  intended  December  vote  back  to  Town  Meeting  Day.  The   steering  committee  has  designed  an  extensive  outreach  campaign   enabling  far  more  people  to  learn  about  the  proposals  and,  to  a   limited  degree,  offer  ideas.  This  answer  falls  far  short  of  a  creative   brainstorming  process  that  would  best  serve  the  town,  but  there   ZLOOÂżQDOO\EHWKHDELOLW\WROLVWHQOHDUQDQGVSHDNLQLQIRUPDODQG convenient  settings.  And  when  changes  are  soon  made  to  the  townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   website,  information  will  be  much  easier  to  access. The  town  is  preparing  an  estimate  of  the  cost  of  repairing  or   UHSODFLQJWKHRIÂżFHVDQGJ\PLQWKHLUFXUUHQWORFDWLRQVWRHQDEOH voters  to  compare  opportunities  and  costs  of  â&#x20AC;&#x153;keep  themâ&#x20AC;?  or  â&#x20AC;&#x153;move   themâ&#x20AC;?  scenarios.  Also,  last  weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  steering  committee  meeting   revealed  an  alternative  location  for  the  new  gym  by  the  Creek  Road   SOD\LQJÂżHOGV7KHFRPPLWWHHLPPHGLDWHO\UHFRJQL]HGWKLVRSWLRQ might  solve  some  of  the  space  and  parking  issues  associated  with   the  proposed  Mary  Hogan  location  and  agreed  to  explore  it  further.   $QGQRZDSURSRVDOLVEHLQJFRQVLGHUHGWROLQNWKHQHZRIÂżFHVZLWK the  library  to  address  space  needs  of  the  library.  This  option  may   DGGVRPHGROODUVWRWKHÂżQDOFRVWEXWZLOODGGUHVVLPSRUWDQWTXHV-­ tions  raised  shortly  after  the  original  announcement. I  see  the  town  trying  to  listen  and  address  concerns,  and  for  that   I  think  we  should  give  them  credit.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not  easy  to  admit  mistakes   and  to  change,  but  I  hope  the  town  has  learned  enough  to  pursue  a   different  course  of  inclusion  and  participation  in  the  future.  We  have   all  just  witnessed  what  happens  when  citizens  are  not  part  of  the   SURFHVV:HZDQWWREHQRWLÂżHG:HZDQWWREHFRQVXOWHG:HZDQW to  be  included. And  so  now  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  up  to  all  of  us  to  attend  upcoming  meetings  and   make  our  questions  and  views  known.  Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  keep  the  big  picture  in   mind:  with  the  new  railroad  bridges,  the  demolition  of  the  Lazarus   building  and  resulting  â&#x20AC;&#x153;newâ&#x20AC;?  entrance  to  the  Marble  Works,  and  the   SRVVLEOHUHORFDWLRQRIWKHWRZQRIÂżFHVDQGJ\P%,*FKDQJHVDUH afoot.  How  do  you  like  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;new  Middlebury?â&#x20AC;?  Perhaps  the  town   shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  sell  its  land  to  the  college  and  instead  should  just  rebuild   where  it  is  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  been  impossible  to  really  get  to  these  questions   because  of  a  process  that  has  created  more  confusion  and  emotion   than  answers  and  possibilities.  Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  take  a  deep  breath  and  work  at   getting  all  the  information  and  questions  out  in  the  open  for  full  and   fair  consideration  and  to  create  enough  time  and  space  for  frayed   relationships  to  repair.   The  proposal  can  then  succeed  or  fail  on  its  merits,  and  that   should  be  the  focus  of  everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  time  and  attention  â&#x20AC;Ś  I  know  it   will  be  of  mine. William  Roper  of  Weybridge  is  the  founder  of  Slow  Communities   LLC,  a  consulting  service,  and  for  14  years  worked  at  and  then  ran   the  Orton  Family  Foundation,  where  he  worked  on  many  community   building  projects.

As  of  7  p.m.  on  Nov.  20,  2013

World  population United  States  population 317,103,454

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Giving  thanks  for  the  little  things Thanksgiving  is  upon  us,  so  it  only  seems  appropriate   to  give  a  hearty  â&#x20AC;&#x153;thanksâ&#x20AC;?  for  the  things  that  keep  my  pro-­ fessional  and  personal  life  interesting.  Having  a  happy,   healthy  and  loving  family  of  course  tops  the  list.  But  as  I   MDPWXUNH\VWXIÂżQJ\DPV:DWHUJDWHVDODGDQGSXPSNLQ pie  in  my  face  next  Thursday,  I  will  also  remember  some   of  the  more  routine  things  to  be  grateful  for: Â&#x2021; %HLQJDUHSRUWHULQWKHVWDWHRI9HUPRQW,ÂśYHVDLGLW before  and  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  say  it  again:  The  level  of  access  report-­ HUV KDYH WR WKHLU VWDWH DQG IHGHUDO RIÂżFLDOV LV YLUWXDOO\ unparalleled.  Most  Vermont  commissioners  and  agency   secretaries  will  take  your  calls  if  they   arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   in   a   meeting;Íž   some   will   even   give   you   their   cell   phone   numbers   after   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   built   up   a   level   of   trust.   The  governor  holds  weekly  press  con-­ ferences  and  is  virtually  on  call.  You   can  walk  into  the  Statehouse  and  chat   By John with   the   House   speaker   or   lieutenant   Flowers governor  in  the  cafeteria.  Local  House   and   Senate   members   are   your   neigh-­ bors   and   almost   always   return   phone   calls   from   Mont-­ pelier,  or  you  can  reach  them  at  home  or  at  their  other,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;regular   jobsâ&#x20AC;?   seven   or   eight   months   out   of   the   year.   Vermont  politiciansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  longstanding  practice  of  providing   good   access   stood   in   sharp   contrast   to   their   New  York   counterparts   three   years   ago   during   the   replacement   of   the   Champlain   Bridge.   New  York   State   Department   of   7UDQVSRUWDWLRQ SXEOLF LQIRUPDWLRQ RIÂżFHUV LQVLVWHG RQ managing   the   news.   I   wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   soon   forget   the   day   I   had   one   of   the   bridgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   lead   engineers   on   the   line,   only   to   have  him  tell  me  an  interview  request  would  have  to  be   IXQQHOHGWKURXJKWKH1<6'27Ă&#x20AC;DFNV Â&#x2021; $ SRZHUIXO YDFXXP FOHDQHU 8QDQQRXQFHG VWUDQJ-­ ers  who  come  to  our  house  probably  think  we  have  black   VKDJ FDUSHWLQJ ,Q UHDOLW\ LW LV Ă&#x20AC;DW DQG LQ VRPH SODFHV D

little  threadbare.  But  you  wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  know  it  thanks  to  regu-­ lar  and  rapid  hair  deposits  left  by  our  two  shaggy  dogs,   Bertha  and  Libby.  They  follow  my  wife  Dottie  wherever   she  goes,  laying  close  to  her  feet  and  leaving  a  hairy  re-­ membrance  at  each  spot.  There  are  days  when  we  harvest   almost  a  bale  of  black  hair  from  the  vacuum  cleaner  after   taking  a  pass  through  the  house.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  not  angry  so  much  as   envious;Íž  I  havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  needed  a  comb  for  20  years. Â&#x2021; $SHOOHWVWRYH:HÂżUVWLQYHVWHGLQDSHOOHWVWRYHLQ 2008,  when  heating  fuel  prices  were  hitting  $4  per  gallon.   The  contraption  saves  us  money  during  the  winter  and  also   gives  me  some  exercise  on  the  coldest   days   when   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   downright   painful   to   go   outside.   Hoisting   40-­pound   bags   of  pellets  keeps  my  heart  rate  up  with-­ out  breaking  my  back.  Our  stove  has   begun   throwing   us   a   few   curveballs   in   recent   weeks,   though.   The   auger   that  feeds  pellets  into  the  burn  pot  has   begun   to   squeak   to   the   point   where   it   sometimes   sounds   like   15   sadistic   WHDFKHUV VLPXOWDQHRXVO\ UXQQLQJ WKHLU ÂżQJHUQDLOV DFURVV DFKDONERDUG$QGZHOHDUQHGÂżUVWKDQGWKLVZHHNZKDW happens   when   a   power   outage   occurs   while   the   pellet   stove  is  running:  Indoor  smoke  bomb  at  3  a.m.  What  fun!   A  wood  stove  is  suddenly  sounding  real  nice. Â&#x2021; 9HU\ VXFFHVVIXO IDOO VHDVRQV IRU ORFDO DQG UHJLRQDO sports   teams.  As   a   Bristol   resident,   I   still   pay   attention   to   the   Mount  Abraham   Union   High   School   teams   even   though   our   two   student-­athletes   graduated   several   years   EDFN,WZDVJUHDWWRVHHWKH(DJOHVÂżHOGKRFNH\DQGER\VÂś soccer   teams   take   Division   II   state   titles.   Our   daughter,   'LDQHLVDÂżHOGKRFNH\DOXPZKRVHWHDPVFRXOGQÂśWTXLWH come  out  on  top.  It  was  also  gratifying  to  see  the  Mount   Abe-­Vergennes   football   team   make   the   playoffs   again   (See  Clippings,  Page  5A)

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When  I  was  growing  up,  we  never  had  yogurt  in  the   know  whether  high-­fructose  corn  syrup  is  still  bad  for  us,   house.  Back  in  the  early  â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s,  I  only  knew  one  girl  who   or  whether  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  come  back  into  fashion,  like  eggs  and  red   ever  ate  the  stuff,  and  her  parents  drove  a  VW  bus.  So  my   meat.  I  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  remember  if  gelatin  and  pectin  are  desirable   mother  played  it  safe  and  fed  us  Sugar  Smacks,  presum-­ or  if  they  kill  lab  rats. ably  to  discourage  any  antiestablishment  leanings. Most  people  would  ponder  these  things  in  passing  and   But   eventually   yogurt   hit   the   mainstream,   and   now   grab   the   yogurt   with   the   shortest   ingredient   list   or   the   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  everywhere.  Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  got  yogurt  with  various  fat  con-­ lowest   price.   But   I,   as   a   person   who   is   always   looking   tents;Íž   drinkable   yogurt;Íž   yogurt   with   specially   trained   for  the  long  way  around,  decided  to  avoid  the  questions   â&#x20AC;&#x153;probioticsâ&#x20AC;?  designed  to  improve  the  digestive  tracts  of   altogether,  by  making  my  own  yogurt. women  over  the  age  of  50  (presumably  leaving  everyone   I  would  have  done  it  years  ago  as  part  of  my  pioneer-­ else   hopelessly   constipated);Íž   and,   of   girl   shtick   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   the   handspun   yarn,   course,  Greek  yogurt. the   homemade   bread,   it   gets   pretty   Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  confession:  I  cannot  stand   nauseating,   I   know   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   but   I   always   Greek  yogurt.  I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  get  what  has  ev-­ assumed   yogurt   making   involved   eryone  raving  about  the  stuff.  Is  it  the   complicated  steps  and  required  fancy   JULWW\ WH[WXUH" 7KH DFLGUHĂ&#x20AC;X[ VRXU-­ stainless  steel  equipment  and  myste-­ ness?  Or  that  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  as  thick  as  spackle?   rious  ingredients. I  guess  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  just  not  hip  enough. Nope. But  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  irrelevant.  I  want  to  talk   All  you  need  are  a  saucepan,  a  ther-­ By Jessie Raymond mometer  and  a  dollop  of  storebought   about  regular,  old-­school  yogurt. Over  the  years,  yogurt  has  worked   or  homemade  yogurt  to  use  as  a  starter   its  way  into  my  diet,  mostly  for  break-­ (Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  avoid  the  kind  with  the  M&Ms).   fast.  I  used  to  buy  pre-­fruited  yogurts.  Then  I  veered  into   Heat  up  milk  to  180  degrees,  cool  it  to  120,  stir  in  the   vanilla  and  lately  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  graduated  to  plain,  which  I  punch   starter,  and  leave  it  overnight  in  a  warm  place.  While  you   up   with   honey,   oats   or   granola,   slivered   almonds   and   are   sleeping,   live   cultures   from   the   starter   run   rampant   fruit.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  practically  a  hippie. through  the  milk,  hooting  and  hollering  and  multiplying   The   yogurt   aisle,   however,   confuses   me.   So   many   in   an   enthusiastic   and   indecent   probiotic   manner.   The   brands,  so  many  varieties.  I  like  to  believe  yogurt  is  good   next  morning  you  have  a  batch  of  creamy  yogurt. IRUPH,GRQÂśWNQRZZKDWOLYHFXOWXUHVDUHEXW,ÂżJXUHLI *LYHQWKHLUDQQXDOSURÂżWV\RJXUWFRPSDQLHVPXVWEH thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  one  thing  I  can  use,  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  more  culture. thrilled  that  most  people  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  know  just  how  easy  it  is   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  just  not  sure  all  yogurt  is  that  healthy.  You  can  buy   to  make  it  at  home.  In  2012  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  and  this  is  a  real  fact  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   one   kind,   for   instance,   that   has   M&Ms   on   top.   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   no   U.S.  yogurt  sales  hit  $7.3  billion.  To  put  it  in  perspective,   nutritionist,  but  I  have  my  doubts. thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   more   than   the   Kardashian   sisters   spent   on   shoes   Also,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  not  up  to  speed  on  all  those  additives.  I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   (See  Raymond,  Page  5A)

Around the bend

I  feel  inspired  to  add  my  voice   to  the  town  hall/gym  improvement   debate  to  which  I  was  a  watcher  for   awhile. The  original  article  about  all  the   college  would  do  to  help  out  in   exchange  for  the  municipal  building   site  plus  razing  the  Lazarus  building   was  very  appealing.  So  whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  to   lose,  I  thought.  An  exciting  change. Then  one  day  recently  I  drove  by   the  current  municipal  building  with   unintentionally  new  eyes  and  I  was   struck  by  how  important  that  build-­ ing  is  on  that  site.  To  move  it  away   seems  like  shrinkage,  contracting  its   importance  as  our  townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  heart,  as   July  Olinick  suggested.  Then  read-­ ing  Craigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  reasoning  and  othersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   letters  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  felt  very  sure  our  center   needs  to  stay  right  there  where  it  is   in  that  junction  of  roads,  set  back   on  its  space  with  that  amazing  gym   behind  it. Never  mind  all  the  practical  and   economical  considerations  like   parking  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  egad,  that  could  be  a   major  nightmare,  hard  as  it  is  to   ÂżQGDVSRWWRYLVLWWKHOLEUDU\%HQ Franklin  and  other  Main  Street  ven-­ ues  now  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  this  other  side  of   it,  too.  And  it  matters  ot  me  as  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   reading  and  hearing  it  matters  to   others  as  well. With  highest  respect  to  Victor   Nuovo  for  all  heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  done  and  is  do-­ ing  for  this  town,  including  his  role   in  the  new  bridge  masterpiece,  I   have  to  side  with  those  of  us  want-­ ing  to  hold  onto  our  center. Kate  Kaster Middlebury

Citizens  appeal   for  project  choice As  more  and  more  attention  is  fo-­ cused  on  the  details  of  new  building   VLWHVDQGGHVLJQVIRUWRZQRIÂżFHV and  recreation  facilities,  we  want  the   community  not  to  lose  sight  of  the   original  critical  decision  of  whether   or  not  to  give  up  our  most  valuable   downtown  resource. It  is  important  for  the  Middlebury   selectboard,  the  Recreation  Steering   Committee  and  fellow  Middlebury   voters  to  know  that  there  are  many   town  residents  who  hold  the  strong   belief  that  the  best  way  to  serve  our   townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  long-­term  needs  is  to  retain   the  present  location  for  any  munici-­ pal  building/recreation  center. We  oppose  recent  proposals  to   PRYHWRZQRIÂżFHVWR0DLQ6WUHHW the  recreation  facilities  to  Mary   Hogan  Drive  (or  Creek  Road)  and   allow  our  current  prominent  site  to   become  a  gateway  park  to  Middle-­ bury  College.  Our  opposition  is   grounded  not  merely  in  design,   parking  or  space  concerns  (though   they  are,  indeed,  daunting). Our  opposition  is  rooted  in  the   basic  premise  that  this  prominent   location  serves  our  town  uniquely  as   a  central  hub.  It  provides  a  center  of   gravity  for  Middlebury  civic  life  as   no  other  combination  of  de-­central-­ ized  locations  can.  Certainly  ideas   for  sharing  the  site  in  some  sort  of   creative  collaboration  with  Middle-­ bury  College  could  have  merit  and   (See  Letter,  Page  5A)


Addison  Independent,  Thursday,  November  21,  2013  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  PAGE  5A

Library  appeals  for  more  space On  Tuesday,  Nov.  19,  the  trustees   readily   monitored.   Neither   is   pos-­ of   Ilsley   Library   unanimously   re-­ sible  at  Ilsley.   quested  that  the  Middlebury  select-­ Our   childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   library   also   lacks   board  endorse  the  expansion  of  the   VXIÂżFLHQWVKHOIVSDFH&RQVHTXHQWO\ new  municipal  building  by  3,000  to   the  collection  is  inadequate.  We  can-­ 4,000   square   feet   to   not   support   the   stan-­ accommodate   a   new   dard   set   by   Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  library. Common  Core  Curric-­ Why   Middlebury   ulum.   It   calls   for   K-­5   needs   a   new   chil-­ FKLOGUHQWRUHDGQRQÂżF-­ This  weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  writers   tion   half   the   time,   but   drenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  library Library   use   by   are   David   Andrews,   only  24  percent  of  our   Middleburyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  children   president   of   the   Il-­ childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   collection   is   (ages   0-­12)   has   out-­ sley   Library   Board   QRQÂżFWLRQ :H FDQQRW grown  the  space  avail-­ of   Trustees,   and   Ils-­ increase   our   holdings   able,  and  the  space  has   ley   Library   Director   RI QRQÂżFWLRQ EHFDXVH deteriorated.  Since  the   Kevin  Unrath. there  is  no  shelving  for   town   last   expanded   more  books.  In  fact,  we   Ilsley   26   years   ago,   childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   use   must   give   away   good,   older   titles   has  increased  50  percent.  Last  year   just  to  make  room  for  new  ones.     children  borrowed  40  percent  of  all   Why   Middlebury   should   act   books  lent  by  Ilsley  and  accounted   now,  rather  than  wait for   a   major   portion   of   the   188,000   To   create   appropriate   space   for   person-­visits  to  the  library.  Despite   our   children   in   Ilsleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   current   our   hosting   programs   at   Mary   Ho-­ building   would   require   a   large,   gan  School  and  several  early  child-­ multi-­story   addition   and   expensive   hood   centers,   Ilsley   still   has   too   FKDQJHVWRWKHPDLQĂ&#x20AC;RRU little  space. By  adding  space  to  the  proposed   The   library   has   dramatically   in-­ WRZQ RIÂżFH EXLOGLQJ 0LGGOHEXU\ creased   the   number   and   variety   of   will  save  hundreds  of  thousands  of   its  childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  programs  beyond  sto-­ dollars.   The   cost   per   square   foot   ry   times   and   summer   reading.   Our   will  far  be  lower  than  an  expansion   new   programs   focus   on   early   lit-­ of  our  historic  building,  the  garden   eracy,  writing,  digital  media,  video   space  behind  the  library  can  be  pre-­ production,   animation,   electronic   served,   and   the   town   would   avoid   music,  and  digital  photography.  But   the   unpredictable   costs   of   renova-­ Ilsley  cannot  maintain  these  efforts   tion,  permitting  and  future  bonding;Íž   without  adequate  space. the   costly   temporary   relocation   of   Our   childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   library   is   below   some   library   services;Íž   and   the   in-­ grade;Íž   suffers   from   water   intrusion   conveniences  of  another  downtown   and   inadequate   air   circulation;Íž   and   construction  project.     has  virtually  no  natural  light.   Finally,   this   proposal   will   Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   libraries   should   be   strengthen   Middleburyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   economic   open,   naturally   lit,   and   easy   to   re-­ development   efforts   by   meeting   FRQÂżJXUH 7KH\ VKRXOG KDYH ORQJ the   growing   demand   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   especially   lines   of   sight   so   children   can   be   among   young   professional,   aca-­

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demic   and   entrepreneurial   families   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  for  a  safe  and  modern  childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   library.  By  placing  the  library  in  the   QHZ WRZQ RIÂżFH EXLOGLQJ 0LGGOH-­ bury  will  showcase  its  commitment   to  our  children,  to  our  future. How   Ilsley   will   help   Middle-­ bury  seize  this  opportunity Ilsley   is   prepared   to   share   the   cost.   The   library   will   pay   up   to   $10,000   from   our   fundraising   for   additional  architectural  services  and   VKDUHWKHFRVWRIÂżWWLQJXSWKHVSDFH and   furnishing   it.   The   library   does   not  expect  Middlebury  taxpayers  to   pay  the  full  cost  of  this  project.     Conclusion By   building   a   21st-­century   chil-­ drenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   library   within   the   proposed   WRZQ RIÂżFH EXLOGLQJ 0LGGOHEXU\ can:   Â&#x2021; 6DYHPRQH\DQGWLPH Â&#x2021; $YRLG GHVLJQLQJ SHUPLWWLQJ and  constructing  an  addition  to  the   current  library;Íž   Â&#x2021; 3URYLGHRXUFKLOGUHQZLWKDGH-­ quate  contemporary  space  and  mod-­ ern  programs;Íž   Â&#x2021; (QKDQFH WKH WRZQÂśV HFRQRPLF development  efforts;Íž  and Â&#x2021; (QDEOH ,OVOH\ WR FRQWLQXH WR provide   the   townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   most   heavily   XVHGPHHWLQJVSDFHWKHRIÂżFHVDQG studio   of   Middlebury   Community   7HOHYLVLRQ DQG VXIÂżFLHQW ZRUNVWD-­ tions   and   instructional   space   for   computer/Internet  users.   Our  great  town  has  a  unique,  but   time-­limited,  opportunity.  The  price   is  right;Íž  the  need  is  clear;Íž  and  delay   will   raise   the   cost   and   consign   our   children   to   third-­rate   space   and   in-­ adequate   services.   Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   seize   this   opportunity   and   move   forward   to-­ gether.

Clippings (Continued  from  Page  4A) after   staggering   through   several   ex-­ cruciating   years   that   our   son,   Mark,   D IRUPHU (DJOHV IRRWEDOO FRFDSWDLQ remembers  too  well.  It  is  great  to  see   the   collaboration   and   camaraderie   with  Vergennes  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  until  they  meet  on   the  basketball  court  and  baseball  dia-­

mond,   of   course.  Those   rivalries   are   special. Â&#x2021; +DYLQJ D JDUDJH $V ZLQWHU weather   approaches,   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   comforting   to   know   that   I   wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   have   to   chisel   at  my  windshield  in  the  morning  fol-­ lowing   an   evening   snowstorm.   But   true  to  Murphyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Law,  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  only  a  mat-­

WHURIWLPHXQWLO,ÂżQGP\VHOIZLWKRXW DVFUDSHUZKHQWKHÂżUVWGD\WLPHVWRUP hits. So  there  you  have  it  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  just  a  few   things,   most   of   them   mundane,   for   which   to   be   thankful.   Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   hoping   P\IHOORZ$GGLVRQ&RXQW\UHVLGHQWV have  some  lengthy  lists,  too.  

Raymond (Continued  from  Page  4A) that  year.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  mind-­boggling. ([SHFW WKDW QXPEHU WR JR GRZQ slightly   next   year;Íž   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   no   longer   buying   yogurt.   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   so   taken   with   the   simplicity   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   and,   letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   be   hon-­ est,   magic   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   of   the   process   that   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  started  making  two  quarts  each   week.  It  tastes  great,  costs  a  fraction   of  what  I  used  to  spend  and  requires   almost   no   effort   other   than   keeping   an   eye   on   the   saucepan   while   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   cooking  dinner. But  there  is  a  downside. My  husband  has,  relatively  late  in   life,  taken  a  liking  to  it.  Formerly  an   avowed   non-­eater   of   breakfast,   he   QRZ Âż[HV KLPVHOI D ERZO RI \RJXUW with   fruit,   cereal   and   maple   syrup   every  morning. I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  mind  that  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  had  to  dou-­ ble   my   yogurt   production   to   keep   Middlebury Lions Club Cash Calendar Winners October 2013 Rodney Bicknell, Ray Boise, Maurice Desautels, Robert Litch, Gary Fisher, Dennis Newton, Alice Grau, Frank Trombley, Thread Connections, Eric Davis, R. Jon Bigelow, Mike Paquette, Dean Rheaume, Raymond Paquette, Tara Ploof, Darwin Lee, Mike & Lisa Phelps, Gary Stanley, Don Welch, Riley McGee, Chris Cartwright, Ed Lecius, Tom Wisnowski, Jim Daily, Steve Santor, Brian Heffernan, Marilyn Larocque, Skip Cray, Han Chong-suk, Wayne Roy, Diane Benware

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ADDISON COUNTY

Kathryn Long, 63, Sudbury

Obituaries Helen Brown, 90, formerly of Bristol

BERLIN/STARKSBORO   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Helen   M.   Brown,   90,   of   Berlin,   formerly   of   Bristol,  passed  away  Monday,  Nov.  18,   2013,  at  Berlin  Health  &  Rehabilitation   Center  in  Berlin. Helen  was  born  in  Monkton  on  July   23,   1923,   the   daughter   of   Clayton   and   Leta  Graham  Alger. She  grew  up  in  Bristol  and  Starksboro,   and  she  attended  school  in  Bristol.  She   was  married  to  Rudolph  W.  Thompson   and   later   to   Alfred   Brown.   Helen   HQMR\HG VHZLQJ YHJHWDEOH DQG Ă&#x20AC;RZHU gardening,  and  especially  raising  roses.   She  raised  canaries,  and  Helen  worked   hard  on  her  family  dairy  farm  by  caring   for  all  the  animals.  She  enjoyed  family   activities   and   spending   time   with   her   family. Helen   is   survived   by   her   husband,   Alfred   Brown;Íž   her   son,   Roger   G.  

SUDBURY  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Kathryn  Ruth  Long,   63,   died   Friday,   Nov.   15,   2013,   from   injuries   sustained   in   an   automobile   accident  in  Brandon  that  also  claimed   the   life   of   her   mother,   Ruth   Miriam   Long. 6KH ZDV ERUQ LQ :HVW 6SULQJÂżHOG Mass.,   on   Nov.   3,   1950.   She   was   the   daughter  of  Henry  and  Ruth  (Wooliver)   Long.   She   graduated   from   West   6SULQJÂżHOG+LJK6FKRROFODVVRI She  afterward  attended  Beverly  School   of   Nursing   in   Beverly,   Mass.   She   IXUWKHUHG KHU HGXFDWLRQ DW 6SULQJÂżHOG (Mass.)   Community   College   where   she  earned  her  degree  in  surgical  nurs-­ ing,  class  of  1971. She   worked   as   a   surgical   techni-­ FLDQ DW 6SULQJÂżHOG 0DVV  ,QWHUQDO

Thompson  of  Starksboro;Íž  and  a  daugh-­ ter,   Sharon   Lunde   and   husband   Ken   of  Barre.  She  loved  her  grandsons  and   their  wives,  Ken  Jr.  and  Michelle  Lunde   of  Barre  and  Matthew  and  Alicia  Lunde   RI)DLUÂżHOG6KHLVDOVRVXUYLYHGE\KHU two  sisters  and  their  husbands,  Betty  and   David  Mason  of  Starksboro  and  Linda   and   Raymond   St.   Peter   of   Nantucket,   Mass.,  and  several  nieces  and  nephews.   She   was   predeceased   by   her   sisters   Dorothy  Westall  and  Marjorie  Douval. Funeral  services  will  be  held  11  a.m.   on  Saturday,  Nov.  23,  at  Brown-­McClay   Funeral   Home   in   Bristol.   Interment   will  be  in  Maple  Cemetery  in  Lincoln.   Friends   may   call   at   Brown-­McClay   HELEN  M.  BROWN Funeral   Home   on   Saturday   from   10   a.m.   up   to   the   hour   of   the   funeral.   In   OLHX RI Ă&#x20AC;RZHUV FRQWULEXWLRQV PD\ EH Center,   98   Hospitality   Drive,   Berlin,   SUDBURY   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Ruth   Miriam   made  to  Berlin  Health  &  Rehabilitation   97¸ Long,     92,   died   Friday,   Nov.   15,   2013,   from   injuries   sustained   in   an   automobile   accident   that   also   claimed   the   life   of   her   daughter,   Kathryn  Ruth  Long. 6KHZDVERUQLQ:HVW6SULQJÂżHOG he   was   employed   by   the   Irving   Mass.,  on  Jan.  28,  1921.  She  was  the   Trust   Co.   for   the   rest   of   his   work-­ daughter  of  Paul  and  Hazel  (Wills)   ing   years,   rising   to   a   position   of   Wooliver.   She   grew   up   in   West   vice   president.   He   was   a   computer   6SULQJÂżHOG ZKHUH VKH UHFHLYHG KHU expert,   starting   out   determining   early   education.   She   graduated   as   how   the   numbers   in   the   lower   left   YDOHGLFWRULDQIURP:HVW6SULQJÂżHOG hand   corner   of   checks   could   best   High   School,   class   of   1938.   She   be  arranged  for  safety,  last  into  the   afterwards   graduated   from   Boston   IXWXUHDQGEHPRVWHIÂżFLHQWIRUWKH Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Hospital   School   of   bank   and   client.   His   last   job   was   Nursing,   where   she   continued   to   keep   the   bank   accounts   secure.   working  for  several  years. While  he  was  in  that  position  there   6KH ODWHU ZRUNHG DW 6SULQJÂżHOG were  no  electronic  invasions. (Mass.)  Hospital.  She  had  also  done   He   retired   and   started   a   whole   private  duty.  She  was  working  in  the   new   life   of   volunteering   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   work-­ DGPLWWLQJ RIÂżFH ZKHQ VKH PHW KHU ing   with   Habitat   for   Humanity,   teaching   church   history   to   classes   in  his  church,  and  leading  the  effort   to   maintain   St.   Anneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Episcopal   Church,   especially   the   beautiful   church   windows.   He   later   changed   LINCOLN   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Ivis   Masterson,   churches   and   went   to   St.   Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   91,   died   Saturday,   Nov.   16,   2013,   ROBERT  â&#x20AC;&#x153;BOBâ&#x20AC;?  WARNER   in   The   Fields   in   Manhattan.   There   at   Helen   Porter   Healthcare   &   PHILLIPS were  many  other  interests  in  his  life,   Rehabilitation  Center  in  Middlebury   including  going  to  operas,  attending   around   the   world   and   in   America.   surrounded  by  her  family. plays,  and  visiting  museums,  as  well   Digital   cameras   opened   a   whole   She   was   born   Jan.   5,   1922,   as  keeping  up  with  the  latest  movies. new  world  to  him,  and  he  took  great   in   Hanover,   N.H.,   the   daugh-­ Family   said   he   loved   both   the   pleasure  in  sharing  pictures  with  his   ter   of   James   and   Marion   Wilson   exciting   life   of   New  York   City   and   friends. Benjamin. the   quietness   of   the   rural   life   in   He   is   survived   by   his   sister,   She   was   a   farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   wife   and   a   Vermont.   He   spent   a   great   deal   of   Charlotte   Phillips,   and   his   special   school   bus   driver   for   30   years.   his  summer  at  the  farm  in  Vermont,   friend  Ben,  a  friend  of  over  50  years   She   was   the   Lincoln   town   clerk   JURZLQJ YHJHWDEOHV DQG Ă&#x20AC;RZHUV in   Brooklyn.   He   was   preceded   in   and   treasurer   for   3   years,   and   she   sitting  on  the  porch  and  reading  with   death  by  his  parents,  four  uncles  and   worked  at  South  Lincoln  School  in   a   cool   drink.   One   of   his   great   joys   their  wives.   the   hot   lunch   program.   She   was   a   was  taking  produce  from  the  garden   There   will   be   memorial   services   member   of  Addison   County   Maple   to  his  friends  at  church.  He  also  was   at  St.  Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  in  The  Fields  on  Nov.   Sugarmakers   Association   and   a   gourmet   cook,   really   enjoying   to   23  at  2  p.m.  and  at  the  church  where   Lincoln  Cemetery  Association.  Her   prepare  food  for  the  family.   he   was   baptized   and   never   forgot,   relatives   say   she   was   a   loving   and   He  traveled  extensively  keeping  a   the   Cornwall   Congregational   caring   mother,   grandmother   and   wonderful  photo  history  of  his  trips   Church,  on  Nov.  30  at  11  a.m. caregiver. She   was   predeceased   by   her   husband   of   60   years,   Stewart   Masterson,  on  Oct.  15,  2000.

KATHRYN  LONG

Ruth Long, 92, Sudbury

Robert Phillips, 86, native of Cornwall BROOKLYN,   N.Y.   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Robert   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bobâ&#x20AC;?  Warner  Phillips,  86,  died  on   Nov.  14,  2013,  at  Lutheran  Medical   Center   in   Brooklyn,   N.Y.   Family   said  he  had  heart  problems,  trouble   walking,   and   a   cyst   on   his   liver,   which   created   conditions   that   his   body  could  no  longer  handle. He   was   born   in   Cornwall,   Vt.,   on   March   27,   1927,   to   James   and   Mary  (Warner)  Phillips.  Four  years   later   he   was   joined   by   his   sister,   Charlotte,   which   completed   the   family. He  grew  up  on  a  farm  during  the   Great   Depression,   and   he   learned   to   work   at   an   early   age.   Living   in   a   rural   area,   he   went   to   a   one-­ room   school,   where   he   showed   his   intelligence   early.   He   was   so   much   ahead   of   his   classmates   he   jumped  a  grade.  He  graduated  from   Middlebury  High  School  in  1944  as   valedictorian  of  his  class.   Not   only   did   he   grow   up   in   the   Depression,   he   graduated   from   high   school   in   the   height   of  World   War   II,   so   he   chose   to   serve   his   country  in  the  Navy.  He  joined  the   V-­12   program   and   went   to   Brown   University.   However,   the   war   was   over  by  the  time  he  neared  gradua-­ tion,  so  he  chose  to  leave  the  Navy.   He   graduated   one   year   later   from   Brown  in  1948. After   one   year   of   teaching   at   Lyndon   Institute   in   Lyndon,   Vt.,   he   went   to   work   in   the   Addison   County   Trust   Co.   After   about   10   years  in  the  local  bank,  he  decided   to   go   to   New   York   City.   There  

Medicine.  She  moved  with  her  family   to  Sudbury  in  1977.  She  worked  at  the   Brandon  Inn  and  later  was  a  cashier  at   Zayre  and  Ames  stores.  She  was  forced   to  retire  due  to  a  disability  in  1990.  Her   family  says  she  loved  cats. Surviving   are   her   brother,   George   Henry  Long  of  East  Greenbush,  N.Y.;Íž  a   nephew;Íž  an  uncle;Íž  and  several  cousins. A   private   memorial   service   â&#x20AC;&#x153;In   Celebration   of   Her   Lifeâ&#x20AC;?   will   take   place,   at   a   later   date,   at   Miller   &   Ketcham  Funeral  Home  in  Brandon. A   private   graveside   committal   service  and  burial  will  be  in  Park  Lawn   Cemetery  in  Bennington. Memorial   gifts   may   be   made   to   Brandon  Area  Rescue  Squad,  P.O.  Box   232,  Brandon,  VT  05733.

future   husband.   On   Feb.   4,   1950,   she   married   Henry   Lewis   Long   in   :HVW 6SULQJÂżHOG 7KH\ UHWLUHG WR Sudbury   in   1977.   He   predeceased   her  Jan.  23,  2003. She  is  survived  by  her  son,  George   Henry   Long   of   East   Greenbush,   N.Y.;Íž   a   brother,   George   Wooliver   of  Anchorage,  Alaska;Íž   a   grandson;Íž   and   several   nieces,   nephews   and   cousins.   She   was   also   predeceased   by  a  brother,  James  Wooliver,  and  a   sister,  Elisabeth  Collins. A   private   memorial   service   â&#x20AC;&#x153;In   Celebration   of   Her   Lifeâ&#x20AC;?   will   be   held,   at   a   later   date,   at   Miller   &   Ketcham  Funeral  Home  in  Brandon. A  private  burial  will  take  place  in   Park  Lawn  Cemetery  in  Bennington. Memorial   gifts   may   be   made   to   Brandon   Area   Rescue   Squad,   P.O.   Box  232,  Brandon,  VT  05733.

RUTH  LONG

Ivis Masterson, 91, Lincoln

The   family   of   Robert   Kahrs   would   like   to   thank   those   who   helped   guide   us   through   the   recent  burial  preparations  and  memorial  service: Betty  Cassidy  of  the  West  Addison  Lake  View   Cemetery  Association,  who  was  so  helpful  with   suggestions   and   referrals;͞   Ralph   Wenzel   of   American  Legion  Post  14  in  Vergennes,  who  so   professionally  led  the  Legion  Color  Guard  at  the   graveside  service;͞  and  Rev.  Charles  Magill,  who   performed   the   graveside   service   and   was   so   kind  to  our  family  in  helping  lay  Robert  to  rest. Thank  you  all  very  much. Helen  and  Ed  Kahrs West  Addison

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She   is   survived   by   her   children,   Lawrence   and   Christine   Masterson   and   Harold   and   Anne   Masterson   of   Bristol,   Joyce   and   Morris   Reynolds   of   Leesburg,   Fla.,   Bill   Masterson  and  partner  Dale  Strong   of   Mineville,   N.Y.,   and   Gerald   (Beanie)   and   Sheila   Masterson   of   Lincoln;͞   foster   sister-­in-­law   Dena   Robb   of   Pitcher,   N.Y.;͞   daughter-­ in-­law   Linda   Masterson   of   East   Middlebury;͞   10   grandchildren;͞   15   great-­grandchildren;͞   and   several   nieces  and  nephews. She  was  predeceased  by  her  broth-­ ers,   Carl   and   Dewey   Benjamin;͞   her   sister,   Shirley   Benjamin;͞   and   daughters-­in-­law   Stephanie   and   IVIS  M.  MASTERSON Judy  Masterson. Funeral   services   were   held   on   Tuesday,  Nov.  19,  at  Lincoln  United   Church.   Interment   was   in   Maple   Addison   County   Home   Health   &   Cemetery   in   Lincoln.   Memorial   Hospice,  PO  Box  754,  Middlebury,   contributions   may   be   made   to   VT  05753.

Craig Brinkman Sr., 54, Waltham VERGENNES   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Craig   T.   Brinkman   Sr.,   54,   passed   away   Monday,  Nov.  18,  2013,  at  his  home   in  Waltham. He   was   born   Sept.   23,   1959,   in   Middlebury,   the   son   of   James   and   Irene  Rose  Brinkman. +LV KREELHV ZHUH ÂżVKLQJ ZRRG-­ working   and   getting   in   trouble   with   his   brother.   He   enjoyed   spending   time  with  his  family,  especially  with  

his  children  and  grandchildren. Craig   is   survived   by   his   wife,   Terry;͞  two  children,  Craig  Brinkman   Jr.   and   Rebecca   Brinkman;͞   three   grandchildren,   Savannah,   Faith   and   Bailey;͞  his  parents,  James  and  Irene   Brinkman;͞   two   brothers,   Jamie   and   Dennis   Brinkman;͞   two   sisters,   Lori   and   Kelly   Brinkman;͞   and   several   aunts,   uncles,   nieces,   nephews   and   cousins.

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Obituaries

Richard Oxley, 60, formerly of Middlebury PHOENIX,   Ariz.   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Richard   Rasmus   Oxley,   60,   died   Nov.   14,   2013.   He   died   of   a   heart   condition   in  Phoenix,  Ariz.,  with  family  at  his   side.   Born  March  5,  1953,  he  was  one   RI ÂżYH VLEOLQJV DQG ZDV UDLVHG LQ 3RXOWQH\ DQG 0LGGOHEXU\ 9W +LV IDPLO\ VD\V KH ZDV DQ LQFUHGLEOH MD]] WUXPSHW SOD\HU VLWWLQJ LQ ZLWK VRPH RI WKH JUHDWV +H EHFDPH D PDVWHUEUDVVDQGZRRGZLQGLQVWUX-­ PHQW UHSDLUPDQ DQG EXLOW FXVWRP â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oxleyâ&#x20AC;?   trumpets.   Relatives   say   KHORYHGUHEXLOGLQJDQGUHQRYDWLQJ -DJXDUV DQG FODVVLF FDUV +H ZLOO EH UHPHPEHUHG IRU KLV PXVLFLDQ-­ ship,  kindheartedness,  and  sense  of   humor. +H OHDYHV EHKLQG D VRQ -RVK 6KXWH KLV EURWKHU -RKQ 2[OH\ his   sisters,   Carol   Oxley-­Reed,   Laureen   Oxley-­Carson,   and   Joy  

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The Middlebury Lions Club informs those who wish to memorialize the names of deceased relatives or friends on this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Christmas Memory Treeâ&#x20AC;? that they may do so by the donation of a dollar for each name & forwarding names to the: Middlebury Lions Club P.O. Box 5 Middlebury, Vermont 05753 The Lions suggest each name be typed or printed so as to be legible. Please use coupon below or attach separate list for more names. Final date for acceptance of donations is December  13th. Dec. 19th. Tree lighting ceremony rd is Monday, Dec. 6:00p.m. Tree  Lighting  Ceremony  will  take  place  on  Mon.,  December  2,  3at  5at  p.m.   at  Court  Square.

Deadline for acceptance is December 13 19th NAME:

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Shirley Chapman celebration of life

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calendar dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres   and   cash   bar.   Free   admission.  Also   on   Nov.  23.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;La  Volta:  A  Turn  at  the  Masked  Ballâ&#x20AC;?  on  stage  in   Middlebury.  Friday,  Nov.  22,  7-­8:30  p.m.,  Town  Hall   Theater.  Music,  lies,  intrigue  and  mistaken  identity.   Over  40  young  performers  in  THT  Young  Company   present   a   musical   extravaganza   including   songs   from  musical  theater  and  classic  standards  woven   into  an  original  libretto.  Ticket  $10/$5  children  12  and   XQGHUDYDLODEOHDWWKH7+7ER[RIÂżFHRU www.townhalltheater.org.  Also  on  Nov.  23.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;West   Side   Storyâ&#x20AC;?   on   stage   in   Brandon.   Friday,   Nov.  22,  7-­9  p.m.,  Otter  Valley  Union  High  School.   Otter   Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Walking   Stick   Theatre   presents   the   classic   musical   Nov.   21-­24.  Advance   tickets   $8   at   Carrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Florist   in   Brandon   and   the   OVUHS   library.   Tickets   at   the   door   $8   students   and   seniors,   $10   adults.   Broadway   musical   revue   in   Vergennes.   Friday,   Nov.   22,   7-­9   p.m.,   Vergennes   Opera   House.   The  

accommodations  available  for  the  visually  or  hear-­ ing  impaired.  Admission  $11  adults,  $7  seniors  and   children  under  12.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bali:   Consciousness,   Culture   King  Pede  party  in  Ferrisburgh.  Saturday,  Nov.  23,   and   Communityâ&#x20AC;?   lecture   in   Bristol.   6:30-­8:30  p.m.,  Ferrisburgh  Community  Center  and   Thursday,   Nov.   21,   7-­8:30   p.m.,   Lawrence   Town  Hall.  Sandwich  supper  followed  by  an  evening   Memorial  Library.  Drs.  Carla  and  David  Osgood  give   of   fun   and   card   games.   Come   planning   to   play   an  illustrated  lecture  on  Bali,  where  they  have  trav-­ King   Pede   or   bring   your   own   favorite   card   game.   eled  and  taught  for  20  years.  A  One  World  Library   Requested  donation:  $2.50.   Project  presentation.  Info:  453-­4147.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;La  Volta:  A  Turn  at  the  Masked  Ballâ&#x20AC;?  on  stage  in   â&#x20AC;&#x153;West  Side  Storyâ&#x20AC;?  on  stage  in  Brandon.  Thursday,   Middlebury.  Saturday,  Nov.  23,  7-­8:30  p.m.,  Town   Nov.  21,  7-­9  p.m.,  Otter  Valley  Union  High  School.   Hall   Theater.   Music,   lies,   intrigue   and   mistaken   Otter   Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Walking   Stick   Theatre   presents   the   identity.   Over   40   young   performers   in   THT   Young   classic   musical   Nov.   21-­24.  Advance   tickets   $8   at   Company  present  a  musical  extravaganza  including   Carrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Florist   in   Brandon   and   the   OVUHS   library.   songs   from   musical   theater   and   classic   standards   Tickets   at   the   door   $8   students   and   seniors,   $10   woven   into   an   original   libretto.   Ticket   $10/$5   chil-­ adults.   GUHQDQGXQGHUDYDLODEOHDWWKH7+7ER[RIÂżFH Broadway   musical   revue   in   Vergennes.  Thursday,   382-­9222  or  www.townhalltheater.org.   Nov.   21,   7-­9   p.m.,   Vergennes   Opera   House.   The   â&#x20AC;&#x153;West  Side  Storyâ&#x20AC;?  on  stage  in  Brandon.  Saturday,   Vergennes   Union   High   School   music   department   Nov.  23,  7-­9  p.m.,  Otter  Valley  Union  High  School.   presents  an  evening  of  song  and   Otter   Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Walking   Stick   Theatre   presents   the   dance   from   many   well-­known   classic   musical   Nov.   21-­24.  Advance   tickets   $8   at   Broadway   musicals.   Tickets   $12   Carrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Florist   in   Brandon   and   the   OVUHS   library.   adults,   $10   seniors   and   students   Tickets   at   the   door   $8   students   and   seniors,   $10   under   18.   Tickets   available   at   adults.   LEARN TO DANCE MAMBO â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sunday afternoons, December Broadway   musical   revue   in   Lindaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Apparel,  and  at  VUHS  from   11   a.m.-­noon   and   during   rehears-­ 1, 8, 15, 22. No experience required. Classes held at the Cornwall Vergennes.   Saturday,   Nov.   23,   7-­9   als.  Also  on  Nov.  22  and  23.   Town Hall on Rte 30. $40 for 4 week series, one hour lesson p.m.,  Vergennes  Opera  House.  The   Middlebury  Union  High  School  fall   Union  High  School  music   each week. For information: www.champlainvalleydance.com. Vergennes   concert  in  Middlebury.  Thursday,   department   presents   an   evening   of   Registration required, call John at 802-897-7500. Nov.  21,  7-­8:30  p.m.,  MUHS  audi-­ song   and   dance   from   many   well-­ torium.   The   MUHS   music   depart-­ known   Broadway   musicals.   Tickets   ment,   under   the   direction   of  Anne   $12  adults,  $10  seniors  and  students   Severy  and  Elizabeth  LeBeau,  will  present  their  fall   Vergennes   Union   High   School   music   department   under  18.  Tickets  available  at  Lindaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Apparel,  and   concert.  Free.  Open  to  all.   presents  an  evening  of  song  and  dance  from  many   at  VUHS  from  11  a.m.-­noon  and  during  rehearsals.   NER   Vermont   Reading   Series   in   Middlebury.   well-­known  Broadway  musicals.  Tickets  $12  adults,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;A  Christmas  Carolâ&#x20AC;?  on  stage  in  Bristol.  Saturday,   Thursday,   Nov.   21,   7-­8:30   p.m.,   Carolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Hungry   $10   seniors   and   students   under   18.   Tickets   avail-­ Nov.   23,   7:30-­9:30   p.m.,   Mount   Abraham   Union   0LQG&DIp,QDVSHFLDODOOQRQÂżFWLRQHYHQWWKH1HZ able  at  Lindaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Apparel,  and  at  VUHS  from  11  a.m.-­ High   School.   Mount  Abeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   fall   musical   this   year   is   England   Review   welcomes   Vermont   writers   Julia   noon  and  during  rehearsals.  Also  on  Nov.  23.   the  Broadway  version  of  the  Charles  Dickens  clas-­ Alvarez,   John   Elder,   Jessica   Hendry   Nelson   and   Teen   movie   night   in   Lincoln.   Friday,   Nov.   22,   7-­9   VLF 7KLV \HDU IRU WKH ÂżUVW WLPH UHVHUYHG VHDWLQJ Christopher   Shaw,   who   will   read   from   their   work.   p.m.,  Lincoln  Library.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  Avengersâ&#x20AC;?  (2012,  PG-­13,   No  mad  rush  for  the  best  seats.  Tickets  on  sale  at   Free.   142  minutes).  Free  and  open  to  all  teens  in  grade  7   Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Hardware  in  Bristol  or  at  the  door.  Special   Presentation   on   the   history   of   American   food   in   and  up.  Snacks  provided.  Info:  453-­2665.   accommodations  available  for  the  visually  or  hear-­ Vergennes.   Thursday,   Nov.   21,   7-­9   p.m.,   Bixby   â&#x20AC;&#x153;A   Christmas   Carolâ&#x20AC;?   on   stage   in   Bristol.   Friday,   ing  impaired.  Admission  $11  adults,  $7  seniors  and   Memorial  Library.  Food  historian  and  author  Abigail   Nov.   22,   7:30-­9:30   p.m.,   Mount   Abraham   Union   children  under  12.   Carroll   presents   â&#x20AC;&#x153;American   Food   History:   From   High   School.   Mount  Abeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   fall   musical   this   year   is   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pentecostâ&#x20AC;?   on   stage   at   Middlebury   College.   Dinner  Pails  to  TV  Dinners.â&#x20AC;?  Free.  Info:  877-­2211.   the  Broadway  version  of  the  Charles  Dickens  clas-­ Saturday,  Nov.  23,  7:30-­9:30  p.m.,  Wright  Memorial   â&#x20AC;&#x153;A  Christmas  Carolâ&#x20AC;?  on  stage  in  Bristol.  Thursday,   VLF 7KLV \HDU IRU WKH ÂżUVW WLPH UHVHUYHG VHDWLQJ Theater.  A  potentially  priceless  mural  is  discovered   Nov.   21,   7:30-­9:30   p.m.,   Mount   Abraham   Union   No  mad  rush  for  the  best  seats.  Tickets  on  sale  at   in   a   former   church   in   war-­torn   Eastern   Europe   High   School.   Mount  Abeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   fall   musical   this   year   is   Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Hardware  in  Bristol  or  at  the  door.  Special   GXULQJWKHSRVW6RYLHWHUD,QWKHÂżJKWRYHURZQHU-­ the  Broadway  version  of  the  Charles  Dickens  clas-­ accommodations  available  for  the  visually  or  hear-­ ship,  the  fate  of  the  painting  becomes  a  metaphor   VLF 7KLV \HDU IRU WKH ÂżUVW WLPH UHVHUYHG VHDWLQJ ing  impaired.  Admission  $11  adults,  $7  seniors  and   for  the  future  of  the  emergent  nations  of  the  region.   No  mad  rush  for  the  best  seats.  Tickets  on  sale  at   children  under  12.  Runs  through  Nov.  23.   Directed   by   Richard   Romagnoli.   For   mature   audi-­ Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Hardware  in  Bristol  or  at  the  door.  Special   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pentecostâ&#x20AC;?   on   stage   at   Middlebury   College.   ences.  Tickets  $12/10/6.  Info:  443-­3168.   accommodations  available  for  the  visually  or  hear-­ Friday,   Nov.   22,   7:30-­9:30   p.m.,   Wright   Memorial   The   Dave   Solazzo   Duo   in   concert   in   Brandon.   ing  impaired.  Admission  $11  adults,  $7  seniors  and   Theater.  A  potentially  priceless  mural  is  discovered   Saturday,  Nov.  23,  7:30-­9:30  p.m.,  Brandon  Music.   children  under  12.  Runs  through  Nov.  23.   in   a   former   church   in   war-­torn   Eastern   Europe   Father  and  son  duo  Mike  Solazzo,  bass,  and  Dave   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pentecostâ&#x20AC;?   on   stage   at   Middlebury   College.   GXULQJWKHSRVW6RYLHWHUD,QWKHÂżJKWRYHURZQHU-­ Solazzo,   piano,   play   acoustic   jazz,   covering   stan-­ Thursday,  Nov.  21,  7:30-­9:30  p.m.,  Wright  Memorial   ship,  the  fate  of  the  painting  becomes  a  metaphor   dards   and   show   tunes   from   the   Great   American   Theater.  A  potentially  priceless  mural  is  discovered   for  the  future  of  the  emergent  nations  of  the  region.   Songbook.   Tickets   $15.   Reservations   recom-­ mended  at  (802)  465-­4071  or  info@brandon-­music. in   a   former   church   in   war-­torn   Eastern   Europe   Directed   by   Richard   Romagnoli.   For   mature   audi-­ net.   GXULQJWKHSRVW6RYLHWHUD,QWKHÂżJKWRYHURZQHU-­ ences.   Tickets   $12/10/6.   Info:   443-­3168.   Also   on   Fall  dance  concert  at  Middlebury  College.  Saturday,   ship,  the  fate  of  the  painting  becomes  a  metaphor   Nov.  23.   Nov.   23,   8-­10   p.m.,   Mahaney   Center   for   the  Arts.   for  the  future  of  the  emergent  nations  of  the  region.   Fall   dance   concert   at   Middlebury   College.   Friday,   An   evening   of   new   dance   works   showcasing   the   Directed   by   Richard   Romagnoli.   For   mature   audi-­ Nov.   22,   8-­10   p.m.,   Mahaney   Center   for   the  Arts.   choreography  of  emerging  student  dance  artists  at   ences.   Tickets   $12/10/6.   Info:   443-­3168.   Also   on   An   evening   of   new   dance   works   showcasing   the   the  intermediate  and  advanced  levels.  Directed  by   Nov.  22  and  23.   choreography  of  emerging  student  dance  artists  at   Catherine  Cabeen  in  collaboration  with  the  dancers.   Verbal  Onslaught  in  Middlebury.  Thursday,  Nov.  21,   the  intermediate  and  advanced  levels.  Directed  by   Ticket  info:  443-­3168.   9-­11  p.m.,  51  Main.  Spoken-­word  open-­mike  night.   Catherine  Cabeen  in  collaboration  with  the  dancers.   Jupiter   String   Quartet   at   Middlebury   College.   Shy   and   outspoken   poets,   good   listeners,   loud   Also  on  Nov.  23.  Ticket  info:  443-­3168.   Saturday,  Nov.  23,  8-­10  p.m.,  Mahaney  Center  for   KDQGFODSSHUV DQG ÂżQJHUVQDSSHUV ZULWHUV DQG Sound   Investment   Jazz   Ensemble   at   Middlebury   the  Arts.  The  prize-­winning  quartet  plays  a  program   artists  welcome.  Info:  www.go51main.com.   College.   Friday,   Nov.   22,   8-­10   p.m.,   Mahaney   that  includes  Brahmsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  String  Quintet  no.  2  in  G  Major   Center   for   the   Arts.   Contemporary   jazz   composi-­ DQG%HHWKRYHQÂśV4XDUWHWQRLQ%Ă&#x20AC;DW0DMRURS tions  and  some  of  the  best  music  of  the  swing  era.   QRDQG4XDUWHWQRLQ(Ă&#x20AC;DW0DMRURS Directed  by  Dick  Forman.  Free.   Free;  no  tickets  required.  Info:  443-­3168.   Timber   harvest   tour   in   Leicester   and   Salisbury.   Friday,   Nov.   22,   8-­11   a.m.,   Farwell  Memorial  Forest.  Meet  at  the  forest   Hunter/early   bird   breakfast   in   South   sign   on   West   Shore   Drive   in   Salisbury.   Join   the   Last-­Sunday-­of-­the-­month   breakfast   Starksboro.   Saturday,   Nov.   23,   7-­10   New   England   Forestry   Foundation   and   consulting   in  Vergennes.  Sunday,  Nov.  24,  7:30-­10   a.m.,  Jerusalem  Schoolhouse.  All-­you-­can-­ forester   Tony   Lamberton   for   a   tour   of   the   forestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   a.m.,  Dorchester  Lodge,  School  Street.  The   eat   breakfast   including   eggs,   pancakes,   bacon,   current   timber   harvest.   Learn   more   about   the   Dorchester   Lodge   F&AM   will   serve   its   regular   all-­ sausage,  biscuits  &  gravy,  home  fries,  baked  goods,   harvest  and  the  approach  to  sound  forest  manage-­ you-­can-­eat  breakfast  with  pancakes,  French  toast,   coffee  and  juice.  Adults  $8,  children  6-­12  $4,  under   ment  throughout  New  England.  Rain  or  shine.  Info   bacon,  sausage,  home  fries,  scrambled  eggs,  juice   6  free.  Also  on  Nov.  30.   and   registration:   SLeCLair@NewEnglandForestry. and  coffee.   Alternative   gifts   bazaar   in   Middlebury.   Saturday,   org  or  (978)  952-­6856.   Nov.   23,   9   a.m.-­3   p.m.,   St.   Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Episcopal   Turkey   Trot   and   Gobble   Wobble   in   Middlebury.   Senior   luncheon   in   Middlebury.   Friday,   Nov.   22,   Sunday,   Nov.   24,   10   a.m.-­2   p.m.,   check   in   at   Church.   Fourth   annual   event   offering   fair   trade   11:30   a.m.-­1:30   p.m.,   Rosieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Restaurant.   CVAA   Municipal  Gym.  Pre-­race  registration  and  activities   items   from   around   the   world,   including   handmade   and  Rosieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  partner  to  bring  area  seniors  a  monthly   in  the  gym  from  10-­11:30  a.m.  5K  and  10K  scenic   jewelry;  chocolate,  tea  and  coffee;  childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  books;   luncheon.   Scalloped   potatoes   and   ham,   cole-­ options  available.  Bring  in  nonperishable  foods  for   gift  cards;  ornaments  and  more.  Proceeds  support   slaw   and   bread   pudding.   Suggested   donation   $5.   the   local   food   shelf   to   be   entered   in   a   drawing   for   the  Millennium  Development  Goals,  which  seek  to   Reservations  required:  1-­800-­642-­5119.   turkeys   and   other   prizes.   Register   early   at   www. reduce  global  poverty.  Handicap  accessible.   Ten   Thousand   Villages   craft   sale   in   Middlebury.   PLGGOHEXU\ÂżWQHVVFRP Friday,  Nov.  22,  3-­6  p.m.,  Memorial  Baptist  Church.   Holiday   bazaar   and   bake   sale   in   Monkton.   Saturday,  Nov.  23,  9  a.m.-­2  p.m.,  Friends  Methodist   â&#x20AC;&#x153;National   Theatre:   50   Years   on   Stageâ&#x20AC;?   encore   A   two-­day   sale   featuring   items   hand-­crafted   by   broadcast   in   Middlebury.   Sunday,   Nov.   24,   2-­4   Church,  78  Monkton  Ridge.  Locally  made  crafts  and   fairly  paid  artisans  from  around  the  world.  Handicap   p.m.,   Town   Hall   Theater.   The   best   British   actors   jewelry,   baked   goods,   homemade   chocolates   plus   accessible.   Cash   or   check   only.   Info:   453-­5583.   come  together  for  a  unique  evening  of  unforgettable   fresh  homemade  donuts  and  homemade  soups  and   Continues  Saturday.   performances,  re-­broadcast  from  earlier  in  the  day   sandwiches.  Info:  453-­2870.   Table  of  Grace  free  meal  in  Vergennes.  Friday,  Nov.   to  theaters  around  the  world.  Appearances  by  Judi   22,   5:30-­6:30   p.m.,   Vergennes   Congregational   Ten   Thousand   Villages   craft   sale   in   Middlebury.   Dench,   Ralph   Fiennes,   Michael   Gambon,   Helen   Saturday,  Nov.  23,  9  a.m.-­3  p.m.,  Memorial  Baptist   Church.   Monthly   dinner   sponsored   by   the   North   Mirren   and   many   more.  Tickets   $17/$10   students,   Church.   A   two-­day   sale   featuring   items   hand-­ Ferrisburgh  United  Methodist,  St.  Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Episcopal,   DYDLODEOHDWWKH7+7ER[RIÂżFHRUZZZ crafted  by  fairly  paid  artisans  from  around  the  world.   Vergennes   Congregational   and   St.   Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   townhalltheater.org.   Handicap   accessible.   Cash   or   check   only.   Info:   churches.   Free,   but   donations   accepted.   Menu:   Fashion   show   fundraiser   in   Orwell.   Sunday,   Nov.   453-­5583.   meatloaf,  potatoes,  gravy,  corn  and  dessert.   24,  2-­3  p.m.,  Orwell  Town  Hall.  The  annual  GFWC   Neshobe   PTO   Holiday   Extravaganza   in   Brandon.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Set  a  Festive  Holiday  Tableâ&#x20AC;?  display   Orwell   Fortnightly   Club   fundraiser   fashion   show,   Saturday,  Nov.  23,  10  a.m.-­3  p.m.,  Neshobe  School.   in  Brandon.  Friday,  Nov.  22,  6-­9   with   clothing   supplied   by   Christopher   and   Banks   Fourth  annual  extravaganza,  featuring  crafts  and   p.m.,  The  Lilac  Inn.  The  Lilac   of  Rutland.  Models  are  club  members  and  friends.   more,  plus  silent  auction,  door  prizes,  refresh-­ Inn   ballroom   will   feature   Refreshments.   Admission   $5   donation.   Proceeds   ments  and  childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  activities.  Info:  www. dining  tables  set  for  dinner   EHQHÂżW6KDUHKHDWDQGWKH:KLWLQJ)RRG6KHOI neshobePTO.com.   with  lavish  centerpieces   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Set   a   Festive   Holiday   Tableâ&#x20AC;?   â&#x20AC;&#x153;West   Side   Storyâ&#x20AC;?   on   stage   in   Brandon.   Sunday,   and   creative   objects.   Nov.   24,   2:30-­4:30   p.m.,   Otter   Valley   Union   High   display   in   Brandon.   Saturday,   Great   inspiration   for   School.   Otter   Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Walking   Stick  Theatre   pres-­ Nov.   23,   11   a.m.-­3:30   p.m.,   The   holiday   decorat-­ ents  the  classic  musical  Nov.  21-­24.  Advance  tick-­ Lilac   Inn.  The   Lilac   Inn   ballroom   will   ing.   Hors   ets  $8  at  Carrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Florist  in  Brandon  and  the  OVUHS   feature   dining   tables   set   for   dinner   with   library.  Tickets  at  the  door  $8  students  and  seniors,   lavish   centerpieces   and   creative   objects.   Great   $10  adults.   inspiration  for  holiday  decorating.  Tea  and  cookies   â&#x20AC;&#x153;A   Thanksgiving   Celebrationâ&#x20AC;?   choral   concert   at   served.  Free.   Middlebury   College.   Sunday,   Nov.   24,   3-­5   p.m.,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;A  Christmas  Carolâ&#x20AC;?  on  stage  in  Bristol.  Saturday,   Mead  Chapel.  The  Middlebury  College  Community   Nov.   23,   2-­4   p.m.,   Mount   Abraham   Union   High   Chorus  performs  a  concert  for  Thanksgiving.   School.  Mount  Abeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  fall  musical  this  year  is  the   Student   vocal   recital   at   Middlebury   College.   Broadway  version  of  the  Charles  Dickens  clas-­ Sunday,  Nov.  24,  8-­9  p.m.,  Mahaney  Center  for  the   VLF7KLV\HDUIRUWKHÂżUVWWLPHUHVHUYHGVHDW-­ Arts.  Quinn  Bernegger,  accompanied  by  Annemieke   ing.   No   mad   rush   for   the   best   seats.  Tickets   Spoelstra  on  piano,  will  give  a  vocal  performance.   on   sale   at   Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Hardware   in   Bristol   or   Free.   at   the   door.   S p e c i a l  

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chasing   Iceâ&#x20AC;?   screening   in   Shoreham.   Monday,   Nov.   25,   7-­9   p.m.,   Platt  Memorial  Library.  A  2012  documentary   about  the  efforts  of  photographer  James  Balog  and   his   Extreme   Ice   Survey   to   publicize   the   effects   of   climate   change.   Light   refreshments   served.   Info:   897-­5430.  Free.  

A  CHILD  is  under  6  years  old.  A  JUNIOR  is  6  years  old  through  6th  grade.   A  STUDENT  is  7th  grade  through  college.  A  SENIOR CITIZEN  is  62-­69. Order  your  pass  online  at  www.middleburysnowbowl.com  or  by  mail.  Form   available  on  the  website.  Forms  of  payment  accepted  are  cash,  check,  VISA   or  Mastercard.  Credit  card  purchases  can  be  made  by  calling  802-­443-­5125   or  online  at  www.middleburysnowbowl.com.  If  you  have  questions  concerning   this  sale  please  call  802-­443-­7669  or  email  snowbowl@middlebury.edu.  

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Coming  home COUNTRY  MUSIC  STAR  Jamie  Lee  Thurston,  with  special  guests  Jimmy  T  and  the  Cobras,   ZLOOJLYHDEHQH¿WSHUIRUPDQFHDWWKH9HUJHQQHV2SHUD+RXVHRQ6DWXUGD\1RYDWSP Thurston,  a  native  Vermonter,  has  made  his  career  in  Nashville  but  is  returning  to  his  home   state  for  this  special  concert.  Reserve  your  tickets  early  at  www.vergennesoperahouse.org.

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Peg  doll  craft  workshop  in  Middlebury.   Tuesday,   Nov.   26,   5:30-­6:30   p.m.,   Ilsley   Library.   Create   a   family   keepsake,   gift   or   ornament  with  wood,  paint  and  assorted  craft  mate-­ rials.   Part   of   the   Winter   Craft   Series   meeting   on   Tuesdays.  Info:  388-­4095.  


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GED   testing   in   Middlebury.   Wednesday,   Nov.   27,   8:45   a.m.-­1   p.m.,   Vermont  Adult  Learning,  282  Boardman  St.   Pre-­registration  required.  Call  388-­4392  for  info  and   to  register.  Free  tutoring  services  available.  

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Public   skating   in   Middlebury.   Friday,   Nov.   29,   2-­3:15   p.m.,   Memorial   Sports   Center.   VFW  spaghetti  and  meatball  supper  in  Middlebury.   Friday,   Nov.   29,   5-­7   p.m.,   Middlebury   VFW   Post   7823,  530  Exchange  St.  Cost  $7  per  person.  Open   to  the  public.   Alumni   hockey   games   in   Middlebury.   Friday,   Nov.   29,   6-­9:45   p.m.,   Memorial   Sports   Center.   Friends   of   Middlebury   Hockey   holds   its   annual   Middlebury   Tigers  Alumni  Hockey  Games.  Older  players  play  at   6  p.m.,  younger  players  at  8  p.m.  Info  and  signup   at   fngdan@mac.com.   Cost:   Spectators   get   in   IUHH SOD\HUV PDNH D  GRQDWLRQ WR EHQH¿W WKH Memorial   Sports   Center   (Friends   of   Middlebury   Hockey).  

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Hunter/early   bird   breakfast   in   South   Starksboro.   Saturday,   Nov.   30,   7-­10   a.m.,  Jerusalem  Schoolhouse.  All-­you-­can-­ eat   breakfast   including   eggs,   pancakes,   bacon,   sausage,  biscuits  &  gravy,  home  fries,  baked  goods,   coffee  and  juice.  Adults  $8,  children  6-­12  $4,  under   6  free.   Alpaca   open   house   in   Brandon.   Saturday,   Nov.   30,   11   a.m.-­4   p.m.,   Maple   View   Farm   Alpacas,   185  Adams  Road.  See  and  learn  about  alpacas  at   this   12th   annual   holiday   open   house.   Learn   about   DOSDFDV6HH¿EHUEHLQJFDUGHGDQGVSXQLQWR\DUQ at   the   Vermont   Fiber   Mill   &   Studio.   Continues   on   Dec.   1.   Info:   247-­5412   or   www.mapleviewfarmal-­ pacas.com.   Jamie   Lee   Thurston   in   concert   in   Vergennes.   Saturday,   Nov.   30,   7:30-­9:30   p.m.,   Vergennes   Opera  House.  Country  singer  Jamie  Lee  Thurston   comes  home  to  his  native  Vermont  from  Nashville   ZLWKKLVIXOOEDQG3URFHHGVIURPWKHFRQFHUWEHQH¿W the  VOH.  Bar  Antidote  will  serve  beverages.  Tickets   $25.   Info:   www.vergennesoperahouse.org   or   877-­6737.  

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Alpaca   open   house   in   Brandon.   Sunday,   Dec.   1,   11   a.m.-­4   p.m.,   Maple   View  Farm  Alpacas,  185  Adams  Road.  See   and  learn  about  alpacas  at  this  12th  annual  holiday   RSHQKRXVH/HDUQDERXWDOSDFDV6HH¿EHUEHLQJ carded  and  spun  into  yarn  at  the  Vermont  Fiber  Mill   &  Studio.  Info:  247-­5412  or  www.mapleviewfarmal-­ pacas.com.   Public  skating  in  Middlebury.  Sunday,  Dec.  1,  1:45-­ 3:15  p.m.,  Memorial  Sports  Center.   Memory   tree   lighting   in   East   Middlebury.   Sunday,   'HF   SP (DVW 0LGGOHEXU\ 3RVW 2I¿FH 7ZHQW\¿IWK \HDU 5HIUHVKPHQWV WR IROORZ LQ WKH East  Middlebury  United  Methodist  Church.  Bulbs  $1   each.  Send  $1  per  name  to  Sandy  Hayes,  PO  Box   225,  East  Middlebury,  VT  05740.  

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Public  skating  in  Middlebury.  Tuesday,   Dec.   3,   9-­10:30   a.m.,   Memorial   Sports   Center.   Figure   skating   in   Middlebury.   Tuesday,   Dec.   3,   10:45-­11:45  a.m.,  Memorial  Sports  Center.   Adult  stick  &  puck  hockey  in  Middlebury.  Tuesday,   Dec.  3,  1  p.m.,  Memorial  Sports  Center.   Sewn  gifts  craft  workshop  in  Middlebury.  Tuesday,   Dec.  3,  5:30-­7:30  p.m.,  Ilsley  Library.  Expert  seam-­ stress   Susan   Highley   invites   you   to   drop   in   and   make   a   balsam   pillow.   Stay   longer   and   make   a   stocking.  Part  of  the  Winter  Craft  Series  meeting  on   Tuesdays.  Info:  388-­4095.  

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Technology   Drop-­in   Day   in   Middlebury.   Wednesday,   Dec.   4,   1-­5   p.m.,   Ilsley   Library.   Come   learn   about   the   libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   new   catalog   system,   Koha.   Learn   how   to   download  ebooks  and  audiobooks.  Info:  388-­4095.   Stick  and  puck  hockey  in  Middlebury.  Wednesday,   Dec.  4,  3:45-­5  p.m.,  Memorial  Sports  Center.   Brandon   Town   Hall   fundraiser   sale   in   Brandon.   Wednesday,  Dec.  4,  4-­8  p.m.,  Brandon  Town  Hall.   Over  25  vendors  will  set  up  in  the  main  hall  upstairs   and  in  the  new  lobby  downstairs  during  Brandonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Moonlight  Madness  shopping  event.  Hot  drinks  and   food   available.   Funds   raised   through   vendor   fees   and  concessions  help  fund  the  town  hallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  program-­ ming  and  ongoing  renovations.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Taking  Flightâ&#x20AC;?  dance  performance  at  Middlebury   College.   Wednesday,   Dec.   4,   4:30-­6:30   p.m.,   Mahaney   Center   for   the  Arts.  A   â&#x20AC;&#x153;lightly   producedâ&#x20AC;?   showing   of   dance   experiments   by   the   new   batch   of   choreographers   emerging   from   the   Advance   Beginning   Dance   course,   facilitated   by   Assistant   Professor  Christal  Brown.  Free.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Giants:  The  Parallel  Lives  of  Frederick  Douglass   and   Abraham   Lincolnâ&#x20AC;?   presentation   in   Middlebury.   Wednesday,   Dec.   4,   7-­9   p.m.,   Ilsley   Library.   Harvard   professor   and   Civil   War   scholar   John   Stauffer   examines   the   menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   friendship,   the   similarities   in   their   lives   and   their   legacies.   A   Vermont   Humanities   Council   First   Wednesday   event.  Info:  388-­4095.  

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Noonday   Advent   concert   in   Middlebury.   Thursday,   Dec.   5,   12:15-­ 12:45  p.m.,  St.  Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Episcopal  Church.   7KH ÂżUVW LQ DQ DQQXDO VHULHV RI WKUHH FRQFHUWV featuring  well  known  Vermont  contralto  soloist  and   radio  host  Linda  Radtke  in  a  program  of  works  by   Bach,  Handel  and  Vaughan-­Williams.  Free.  Brown   bagging  encouraged.  Light  refreshments  provided.   Dance   Company   of   Middlebury   performance   at   Middlebury   College.   Thursday,   Dec.   5,   4:30-­6:30   p.m.,  Mahaney  Center  for  the  Arts.  DCM  will  show   and  discuss  the  progress  theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  made  in  construct-­ ing  a  repertory  of  diverse  and  dynamic  new  works   for  performance  during  Winter  Carnival.  Free.   Senior   thesis   dance   concert   at   Middlebury   College.   Thursday,   Dec.   5,   8-­10   p.m.,   Mahaney   Center   for   the   Arts.   Middlebury   College   senior   dance  majors  Adeline  Cleveland  and  Amy  Donahue  

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Press/Releaseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; THE   MIDDLEBURY   COLLEGE   Depart-­ ment  of  Theatre  and  Dance  will  present  its   annual   Fall   Dance   Concert   on   Friday   and   Saturday,  Nov.  22  and  23.  Six  student  cho-­ reographers  and  two  faculty  members  will   contribute  to  the  performance. Photo  by  Cameron  Kinney

present  an  original  concert  inspired  by  their  interests   in  contemporary  dance,  gender  dynamics,  contem-­ plative  practices  and  multimedia  expression.  Tickets   $12/10/6.  Info:  443-­6433  or  go.middlebury.edu/arts.  

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Lunchtime   public   skating   in   Middlebury.   Friday,   Dec.   6,   1   p.m.,   Memorial  Sports  Center.   Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  holiday  book  reading  in  Brandon.  Friday,   Dec.   6,   3-­4:30   p.m.,   Compass   Music   and   Arts   Center,   Park   Village.   Voice   talent   Gale   Parmelee   will  read  Charlie  Brown  and  Snoopy  Christmas  clas-­ sics.  All  are  welcome,  especially  children.  Repeats   on  Dec.  13.  Info:  www.cmacvt.org.   Gingerbread  house  exhibit  opening  in  Middlebury.   Friday,   Dec.   6,   4-­6   p.m.,   Vermont   Folklife   Center.   Opening   reception   for   the   annual   Gingerbread   Exhibit   and   Competition.   Continues   through   Dec.   20.   Info:   www.vermontfolklifecenter.org   or   388-­4964.   Chocolate  Walk  in  Bristol.  Friday,  Dec.  6,  5-­8  p.m.,   downtown  Bristol.  Sixth  annual  event.  Stores  will  be   open  late  and  will  offer  chocolate  treats.  Maps  avail-­ able  at  participating  stores.  Free.  Info:  453-­7378.   Bingo   night   in   Salisbury.   Friday,   Dec.   6,   6:30-­8:30   p.m.,   Salisbury   Community   School.   The   public   is   welcome.   Dinner   and   Conversation   with   Friends   at   Middlebury   College.   Friday,   Dec.   6,   6:30-­8   p.m.,   Mahaney   Center   for   the   Arts,   lower   lobby.   Enjoy   dinner   and   creative   conversation   about   the   arts   in   our   community.   Xuefei   Yangâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   guitar   concert   follows.   Dinner   tickets   $25.   Info:   www.middlebury. edu/arts  or  443-­3168.   Memorial   tree   lighting   in   Bristol.   Friday,   Dec.   6,   6:30-­7   p.m.,   Bristol   town   green.   A   celebration   memorializing   loved   ones.   Bulbs   cost   $5   each;   purchase   by   Dec.   2   at   area   merchants,   the   town   FOHUNÂśVRIÂżFHRUWKH%ULVWRO5HF'HSDUWPHQW Christmas   Music   Festival   in   New   Haven.   Friday,   Dec.   6,   7-­9   p.m.,   New   Haven   United   Reformed   Church.   Come   for   Christmas   songs,   readings   and   refreshments  in  preparation  for  the  holiday  season.   The  church  is  4  miles  north  of  Middlebury  on  Route   7.  All  are  welcome.  Info:  897-­2697.   Midd   Winds   concert   in   Bristol.   Friday,   Dec.   6,   7-­9   p.m.,  Holley  Hall.  Approximately  40  members,  most   from   Addison   County,   draw   from   classical   wind   ensemble   and   concert   band   repertoire.   Music   of   the   season   will   be   part   of   the   concert.   Donations   accepted  for  the  Midd  Winds  Music  Fund.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Broadway   Directâ&#x20AC;?   revue   in   Vergennes.   Friday,   Dec.  6,  7:30-­10:30  p.m.,  Vergennes  Opera  House.   92+ÂśV DQQXDO EHQHÂżW VKRZ IHDWXULQJ DPD]LQJ Broadway   and   off-­Broadway   talents,   hosted   by   Vergennes   resident   and   Broadway   veteran   Bill   Carmichael.   Bar   Antidote   will   serve   beverages.   Tickets  $20,  $10  students  18  and  under.  Info:  www. vergennesoperahouse.org.   Adult  co-­ed  intro  to  hockey  in  Middlebury.  Friday,   Dec.  6,  7:45-­9  p.m.,  Memorial  Sports  Center.   Classical   guitarist   Xuefei   Yang   in   concert   at   Middlebury   College.   Friday,   Dec.   6,   8-­10   p.m.,   Mahaney  Center  for  the  Arts.  This  acclaimed  inter-­ nationally  touring  guitarist  returns  to  the  college  to   play   transcriptions   of   works   by   Scarlatti,   Schubert   and   Britten;   the   Ginastera   guitar   sonata;   and   the   New   England   premiere   of   a   work   by   Chen   Yi,   composed  especially  for  Yang.  Tickets  $25/$20/$6.   Info:  443-­6433  or  go.middlebury.edu/arts.   Senior   thesis   dance   concert   at   Middlebury   College.  Friday,  Dec.  6,  8-­10  p.m.,  Mahaney  Center   for   the   Arts.   Middlebury   College   senior   dance   majors  Adeline  Cleveland  and  Amy  Donahue  pres-­ ent  an  original  concert  inspired  by  their  interests  in   contemporary  dance,  gender  dynamics,  contempla-­ tive   practices   and   multimedia   expression.   Tickets   $12/10/6.  Info:  443-­6433  or  go.middlebury.edu/arts.   Swing   dancing   at   Middlebury   College.   Friday,   Dec.  6,  9-­11  p.m.,  McCullough  Social  Space.  Join   the   Sound   Investment   Jazz   Ensemble   and   the   Middlebury  Swing  Dance  Club  for  a  night  of  danc-­ ing.  Beginnersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  dance  lessons  at  8:30  p.m.  Free.  

L I V EM U SIC Stand-­up  comedy  in  Middlebury.  Thursday,  Nov.  21,   8-­9:30  p.m.,  Two  Brothers  Tavern.   Conqueror  Root  in  Middlebury.  Friday,  Nov.  22,  8-­11   p.m.,  51  Main.   Canopy   in   Middlebury.   Friday,   Nov.   22,   10   p.m.-­2   a.m.,  Two  Brothers  Tavern.   Chris   Bakriges   Trio   in   Middlebury.   Saturday,   Nov.   23,  8-­11  p.m.,  51  Main.   The   Eschatones   in   Middlebury.   Wednesday,   Nov.   27,  10  p.m.-­2  a.m.,  Two  Brothers  Tavern.   Casio  Bastard  in  Middlebury.  Saturday,  Nov.  30,  10   p.m.-­2  a.m.,  Two  Brothers  Tavern.  

ONGOINGEVENTS By   category:   Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   Markets,   Sports,   Clubs   &   Organizations,  Government  &  Politics,  Bingo,  Fund-­ Raising   Sales,   Dance,   Music,   Arts   &   Education,  

Health  &  Parenting,  Meals,  Art  Exhibits  &  Museums,   Library  Programs. FARMERSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  MARKETS Middlebury  Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  Market.  Winter  hours  Saturdays,   9:30  a.m.-­1  p.m.  at  Mary  Hogan  Elementary  School   November-­December   and   March-­April.   Local   produce,   meats,   cheese   and   eggs,   baked   goods,   jams,  prepared  foods  and  more.  EBT  and  debit  cards   welcome.   Info:   www.MiddleburyFarmersMarket.org   or  on  Facebook. Orwell   Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   Market.   Fridays,   June-­October,   3-­6   p.m.,  town  green. SPORTS Co-­ed   volleyball   in   Middlebury.   Pick-­up   games   Monday,  7-­9  p.m.,  Middlebury  Municipal  Gym.  Jack   Brown,   388-­2502;   Bruce   at   Middlebury   Recreation   Department,  388-­8103. CLUBS  &  ORGANIZATIONS ACT   (Addison   Central   Teens).   Drop-­in   hours   during   the  school  years:  Monday,  Tuesday,  Thursday,  3-­6   p.m.;  Wednesday  and  Friday,  3-­7  p.m.  94  Main  St.   0LGGOHEXU\7RZQ2IÂżFHEXLOGLQJ EHORZUHFJ\P Teen  drop-­in  space  for  kids.  Hang  out  with  friends,   play  pool,  watch  movies,  and  eat  great  food.  Baking:   every  Thursday  from  3:30-­5  p.m.  Info:  388-­3910  or   www.addisonteens.com. Addison  County  Amateur  Radio  Association.  Sunday,   8   p.m.   On   the   air   on   club   repeater   147.36/147.96   MHz,   100   Hz   access   tone.   Nonmembers   and   visi-­ tors  welcome. Addison   County   Emergency   Planning   Committee.   Last   Wednesday,   5   p.m.   State   Police   Barracks.   Public  invited. Addison   County   Republican   Party.   Third   Friday,   7   p.m.,  Ilsley  Library,  Middlebury.  897-­2744. American  Legion  Auxiliary  Post  27.  Fourth  Monday,  7   p.m.  American  Legion,  Wilson  Road,  Middlebury. Addison  County  Council  Against  Domestic  and  Sexual   Violence.  Fourth  Tuesday,  noon-­1:30  p.m.  Addison   County  Courthouse  in  Middlebury.  388-­9180. Brandon  Lions  Club.  First  and  third  Tuesday,  7  p.m.,   Brandon  Senior  Center. Brandon   Senior   Citizen   Center.   1591   Forest   Dale   Road.  247-­3121. Bristol   Historical   Society.   Third   Thursday,   7   p.m.,   Howden  Hall,  19  West  St.,  Bristol. The   Hub   Teen   Center   and   Skatepark.   110   Airport   'ULYH%ULVWRO2SHQPLNHQLJKWÂżUVW7KXUVGD\RIWKH month,  5:30-­7:30  p.m.,  free  for  all  ages;  reserve  a   spot  at  thehub@gmavt.net.  Info:  453-­3678  or  www. bristolskatepark.com. LGBTQ   (Lesbian,   Gay,   Bisexual,   Transgender,   Queer).  Youth  support  group  meets  Monday  nights,   4-­6   p.m.,   Turningpoint   Center,   Marble   Works,   Middlebury.  Info:  388-­4249. Middlebury   Garden   Club.   Second   Tuesday.   Location   varies.  Barbara:  388-­8268. NEAT   (Northeast   Addison   Television)   Channel   16.   Fourth   Monday,   5-­7   p.m.   NEAT   studio   in   Bristol.   Bruce  Duncan,  bduncan@madriver.com. Neshobe   Sportsman   Club.   Second   Monday,   6   p.m.   potluck;   7   p.m.   meeting.   97   Frog   Hollow   Road   in   Brandon. Otter   Creek   Poets.   Open   poetry   workshop   held   Thursdays,   1-­3   p.m.   Ilsley   Library   in   Middlebury.   Poets   of   all   ages   are   invited   to   share   their   poetry   for   feedback,   encouragement   and   optional   weekly   assignments.  Bring  a  poem  or  two  to  share  (plus  20   copies).  Led  by  David  Weinstock.  Free. Orwell   Historical   Society.   Fourth   Tuesday,   7:30   p.m.   Orwell  Free  Library. PACT   (People   of   Addison   County   Together).   Third   7KXUVGD\  DP SP 9HUPRQW VWDWH RIÂżFH building   on   Exchange   St.   in   Middlebury,   Health   Department  conference  room.  989-­8141. Salisbury  Historical  Society.  First  Saturday,  9:30-­10:45   a.m.  Salisbury  Congregational  Church. Samaritanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Cupboard.   Assembly   of   God   Christian   Center,  1759   Route   7,   Vergennes.  Third  Thursday   through  October.  Come  share  ideas  and  craft  simple   items  for  Operation  Christmas  Child  shoeboxes.   Vergennes   Lions   Club.   First   and   third   Wednesday,   6   p.m.,   Vergennes   American   Legion.   Social   hour   at   6,   dinner   at   6:45   with   meeting   following.   Visitors   welcome.   Info:   (802)   870-­7070   or   membership@ vergenneslions.com. MEALS Bristol  senior  luncheon.  First  Thursday,  noon,  First  Baptist   Church  of  Bristol.  Suggested  donation  $4.  453-­5276. Free   Community   Lunch   in   Middlebury.   Mondays   at   St.   Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Episcopal  Church,  on  the  green.  Tuesdays-­ Thursdays   at   the   Charter   House,   27   North   Pleasant   St.  (just  north  of  the  Middlebury  Inn).  11:30  a.m.-­12:15   p.m.  Eat  in  or  take  out.  Supported  by  area  churches. Free   Community   Supper   in   Middlebury.   Fridays,   5-­6:15   p.m.   Congregational   Church   Fellowship   Hall.   Meals   provided   by   over   35   different   groups.   Info:   388-­7634   or  388-­7613. CVAA  Senior  Meals: Bridport:  Grange  Hall  Community  Room.  Noon  meal  on   Monday   and   Wednesday.   Evening   meals   on   second   and   fourth   Wednesdays   at   5   p.m.   Reservations:   Michelle   Eastman   at   1-­800-­642-­5119   x615.   Transportation  by  ACTR:  388-­1946. Bristol:   American   Legion.   Noon   meal   on   Wednesday.   Barb  Prime,  1-­800-­642-­5119,  ext.  603.  Free  transpor-­ tation:  ACTR,  388-­1946. Middlebury:  Russ  Sholes  Senior  Center.  Noon  meal  on   7XHVGD\DQG)ULGD\H[FHSWIRUWKHÂżUVW)ULGD\ZKHQD special  noon  meal  is  served  at  the  VFW  on  Exchange   Street.  Tracy  Corbett,  1-­800-­642-­5119  Ext.  634.  Free   transportation:  ACTR,  388-­1946. Vergennes:   Vergennes   Senior   Center.   Noon   meal   on   Tuesday   and   Thursday.   Michelle   Eastman   at   1-­800-­ 642-­5119,   ext.   615.   Free   transportation:   ACTR,   388-­1946. Bristol  Libanus  Lodge,  F&AM  Breakfast.  Second  Sunday,   7:30-­10:30   a.m.   Eggs,   bacon,   sausage,   pancakes,   French  toast,  home  fries,  juice,  coffee  and  tea.  Buffet.   %HQHÂżWVORFDOFKDULWLHV Middlebury   Congregational   Church   Community   Supper.   Friday,  5-­6:15  p.m.  Free.  388-­7634. Starksboro  senior  luncheon.  Fourth  Thursday,  11:30  a.m.,   January-­October,   Starksboro   First   Baptist   Church.   453-­6354  or  mtgazette@earthlink.net. Vergennes   Masonic   Lodge   Breakfast.   Last   Sunday,   7:30-­10   a.m.   Pancakes,   French   toast,   home   fries,   eggs,  bacon,  sausage  and  beverage.  All  you  can  eat.   $GXOWVFKLOGUHQ%HQHÂżWVWKHORGJHÂśVFKDULWDEOH donations. VFW   Fish   Fry   in   Middlebury.   Third   Friday,   4-­6   p.m.,   Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Auxiliary,  VFW  Post  7823,  Exchange  Street.  $9   SHU SHUVRQ 3URFHHGV WR EHQHÂżW WKH SRVWÂśV FKDULWDEOH donations. VFW   Fish   Fry   in   Vergennes.   Second   Friday,   5-­7   p.m.,   Sons  of  the  American  Legion,  VFW  Post  14,  Armory   Lane.   $10   per   person.   Haddock,   fries,   coleslaw   and   cash  bar.

EXHIBITSMUSEUMSGALLERIES 51   Main.   Main   Street,   Middlebury.   388-­8209   or   www. go51main.com.   On   exhibit   from   April   4,   2013:   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Progress  Will  Kill  Us.â&#x20AC;? Art  on  Main.  25  Main  St.,  Bristol.  Gallery  open  10  a.m.-­6   p.m.  Monday-­Saturday,  and  noon-­4  p.m.  on  Sundays.   453-­4032,  info@artonmain.net  or  www.artonmain.net.   On   exhibit   Nov.   18-­Dec.   31:   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Elegance,â&#x20AC;?   jewelry   by   Bruce   Baker   and   hand-­dyed   silk   wearables   by   Ellen  

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Tripp, Severy SACO,  Maine  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Kerianne  Paige   Tripp,  daughter  of  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Joel   Tripp  of  Saco,  Maine,  and  Nathaniel   Joseph  Severy,  son  of  Mr.  and  Mrs.   Joseph   Severy   of   Cornwall,   Vt.,   were   united   in   marriage   on   July   6,   2013,   at   the   Trinity   Episcopal   Church   in   Saco,   Maine,   with   the   5HY'DYLG5RELQVRQRIÂżFLDWLQJWKH ceremony. Given   in   marriage   by   her   father,   the  bride  was  attended  by  her  sister   Dana  Tripp   as   maid   of   honor.   Erin   Severy   and   Ellie   Severy,   sisters   of   the  groom,  served  as  bridesmaids. Gabriel   Severy,   brother   of   the   groom,  served  as  best  man.  Forrest   Tripp,   brother   of   the   bride,   served   as  usher. The   reception   was   held   at   the   Masonic  Temple  in  Portland,  Maine. The   bride   graduated   from   the   University   of   Maine   with   a   bach-­ elor   of   science   degree   in   math-­ ematics   and   secondary   education   with   minors   in   music   and   busi-­ ness   administration,   as   well   as   a   master  of  arts  in  teaching  from  the   University   of   Southern   California   Rossier   School   of   Education.   She   teaches   math   at   Missisquoi   Union   High  School  in  Swanton,  Vt.  

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The   groom   graduated   from   the   University   of   Maine   with   a   bach-­ elor   of   science   degree   in   ecol-­ ogy   and   environmental   science.   He   is   employed   by   the   Vermont   Association   of   Conservation   Districts  as  an  agricultural  resources   conservationist   and   at   the  Windtop   Farm  in  Fairfax,  Vt. After  a  honeymoon  in  Costa  Rica,   the  couple  resides  in  Fairfax.

BURLINGTON   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Sen.   Bernie   Sanders   (I-­Vt.)   has   launched   his   fourth   annual   State   of   the   Union   essay  contest.  The  contest  is  designed   to   engage   Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   high   school   students   on   the   major   issues   facing   the  country. The  U.S.  Constitution  calls  for  the   president   to   â&#x20AC;&#x153;give   to   the   Congress   information  of  the  State  of  the  Union,   and  recommend  to  their  consideration   such  measures  as  he  shall  judge  neces-­ sary  and  expedient.â&#x20AC;?  As  the  president   prepares  his  State  of  the  Union  speech   for   delivery   in   January   to   a   joint   session   of   Congress,   Sandersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   essay   contest   asks   Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   high   school   students   to   write   an   essay   of   250   words  to  500  words  about  their  view   of  the  state  of  the  union. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This   essay   contest   provides   an   opportunity  for  Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  high  school   students   to   explore   current   issues   in   depth,   and   will   help   develop   their   critical   thinking   about   some   of   the   problems   we   face   as   a   nation,â&#x20AC;?   said   Sanders,   who   serves   on   the   Senate   education   committee.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   need   to   hear  the  voices  of  young  Vermonters.   We   need   our   young   people   to   be   HQJDJHG WR KHOS ÂżQG VROXWLRQV IRU the  problems  that  confront  us,  and  to   think  about  the  future  of  our  country.   Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  what  democracy  is  all  about.â&#x20AC;? During   the   past   three   years,   more   than   850   students   from   schools   throughout   Vermont   wrote   essays   to   the   senator   about   such   important   issues   as   the   declining   middle   class,  

climate   change,   health   care   reform,   and   the   rising   cost   of   a   college   education. The   deadline   for   student   essay   submissions   is   noon   on   Friday,   Jan.   10,   2014.   More   information   can   be   found   on   the   senatorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   webpage   at   http://www.sanders.senate.gov/ stateoftheunion/. A   panel   of   Vermont   high   school   teachers   will   judge   the   essays.   The   ÂżQDOLVWVÂśHVVD\VZLOOEHHQWHUHGLQWRWKH Congressional   Record   and   posted   on   the  senatorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  website.  The  winner  will   have   the   opportunity   to   have   Sanders   visit   their   school   to   hold   a   student   town   meeting   to   discuss   the   state   of   the  union  and  the  future  of  our  country.   Finalists   will   have   the   opportunity   to   participate   in   a   roundtable   discussion   with  Sanders. Last   yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   winner   was   Caroline   Braun   of   Champlain   Valley   Union   High  School.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;There  is  no  simple  cure   for   the   abundant   issues   plaguing   our   nation,â&#x20AC;?   Braun   wrote.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not   only   are   we  recovering  from  a  recession,  but  we   also  are  confronting  challenges  related   to   climate   change,   health   care,   and   education.  As  a  world  leader  and  role   model   for   democracy   and   peace,   we   need   initiatives   that   not   only   connect   people  and  communities,  but  also  ones   that  will  act  as  catalysts  for  change.â&#x20AC;? Students   from   the   Vermont   Commons  School  in  South  Burlington   and   Winooski   High   School   won   the   FRQWHVWLQWKHÂżUVWDQGVHFRQG\HDUVLW was  held.

MICHAEL  WINSLOW,  RIGHT,  accepts  Otter  Creek  Audubon  Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   2013  Silver  Feather  award  from  Warren  King  at  the  recent  OCAS  annual   meeting   and   dinner.   The   award   recognizes   Winslowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   longtime   efforts   to  preserve  Addison  Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  birds,  wildlife  and  natural  communities.

Michael  Winslow  wins   Audubonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Silver  Feather MIDDLEBURY   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   Otter   Creek   Audubon   Society   (OCAS)   Board   of   Directors   has   announced   that  Michael  Winslow  is  the  recipient   of  OCASâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  2013  Silver  Feather  award.

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pillow poems 1) How often have we spoken Of how things used to be, When mountain streams fed rivers And rivers fed the sea. 2) I will not walk with anxious step Old age need not be fearful, I make my way as pleases me But now, a bit more careful. 3) Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a secret Pass it on,

and  sweet  clean  rivers. The  poet  writes  from  the  perspec-­ tive   of   age.   She   has   a   couple   of   years   on   me,   she   claims.   But   I   see   no   decrepitude   here.   My   own   poetry  tends  to  be  plaintive  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d   rather  be  young  again.  She  accepts   the  years,  though  now  is  â&#x20AC;&#x153;a  bit  more   carefulâ&#x20AC;?!  Now  she  avoids  parapets,   but   â&#x20AC;&#x153;she   remembers   climbing   and   touching  the  sky.â&#x20AC;? Ms.   Feldman   reports   being   glad   for   the   experience   of   the   years.   I   sense   in   her   a   wonderful   teacher.   We  should  all  be  her  disciples,  we   elderly   people!   Finally,   she   cele-­ brates   the   moonbeams.   I   assume   that   since   she   is   a   summer   resi-­ dent   of   Vermont   she   has   seen   the   Vermont   moon.   Optimists   see   the   cup  half  full,  pessimists  see  it  half   empty.  The  poet  has  encouraged  me   to  believe  the  moon  will  come  out   in   a   Vermont   night.   Now   we   can   wait   out   the   clouds   for   that   sweet   vision.  Thank  you,  Ms.  Feldman.

Frieda Feldman If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t share love Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too soon gone. 4) I am afraid of parapets Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like to climb too high Just once I reached a mountain top And touched the soft blue sky. 5) I am awash in moonbeams Stars are huge and bright, It surely must be magic I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s night.

BRISTOL   ELEMENTARY   SCHOOL   third-­graders   Chance   Denecker,   left,  and  Reigin  Gracie  show  off  the  winning  posters  they  created  for  the   annual  Vermont  Division  of  Fire  Safetyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  annual  poster  contest.

Vt.  Fire  Safety  Calendar   will  include  Bristol  artists BRISTOL   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Chance   Denecker   and  Reigin  Gracie,  both  third-­graders   at   Bristol   Elementary   School,   have   KDG WKHLU ÂżUH VDIHW\ SRVWHUV VHOHFWHG to   appear   in   the   Vermont   Division   of   Fire   Safetyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   2014   Fire   Safety   Calendar.   Deneckerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   poster   will   grace   the   cover   of   the   calendar,   and   Gracieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  will  be  the  month  of  January. 7KLUWHHQ ÂżQDOLVWV DUH FKRVHQ for   this   calendar,   out   of   over   600   submissions   sent   in   by   dozens   of   schools  around  the  state.  The  contest   is  open  only  to  third-­grade  students,   and   the   calendars   is   distributed   to   every  third-­grader  in  the  state. The   winners   and   their   families   recently   attended   a   ceremony   in  

Barre   where   each   child   received   a   WHGG\ EHDU DQG D FHUWLÂżFDWH DQG D photo  op  with  Sparky  the  Fire  Dog. Bristol   Elementary   also   had   three   honorable   mentions   out   of   13   runners-­up:   Dominick   Bissitte,   Abby  Sturtevant  and  Lucas  Grover.   Their   posters   will   also   be   included   in  the  calendar. October   is   Fire   Safety   Month,   and   at   Bristol   Elementary   School,   Fire  Safety  is  taught  to  third-­graders   in   the   regular   classroom,   in   the   art   room   and   in   wellness   and   physical   education   classes.   The   studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   posters   were   created   in   art   class   with   visual   art   teacher   Deb   Mager   Rickner.â&#x20AC;?

Winslow   has   an   undergraduate   degree  from  St.  Lawrence  University.   He   taught   at   the   Keewaydin   Environmental   Education   Center   in   Salisbury   for   two   years   and   in   Ecuador   for   two   years.   He   received   an   MS   degree   in   botany   from   the   University   of   Vermont.   He   and   his   wife,   the   former   Kira   Stephenson,   reside  in  Vergennes  with  their  daugh-­ ter,  Cedar.   He   has   been   staff   scientist   for   the   Lake   Champlain   Committee   since   2001.   For   a   decade   he   has   writ-­ ten   a   monthly   column   for   the   Lake   Champlain   Committee   called   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lake   Look,â&#x20AC;?   which   he   expanded   into   the   book   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lake   Champlain:   A   Natural   History.â&#x20AC;?  The  book  was  co-­published   by   the   Lake   Champlain   Committee   in  2008  and  received  an  Independent   Publisher  Book  Award  silver  medal. Winslow   joined   the   OCAS   board   in   September   2000   and   served   as   OCAS   vice   president   from   2003   to   2004   and   as   president   from   2004   to   2008.  He  originated  OCASâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  popular   Cabin   Fever   winter   lecture   series   in   2008  and  organized  it  until  his  depar-­ ture  from  the  board  in  2012.  He  also   created   and   ran   the   OCAS   School   Education   Grants   Program   until    +H OHG QXPHURXV ÂżHOG WULSV for  OCAS.  He  is  a  keen  and  accom-­ plished   birdwatcher   whose   special   talents,   identifying   birds   by   song   at   great   distance   and   willingness   to   forgo   sleep   have   combined   to   make   him  OCASâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  foremost  owl  expert. When  not  involved  in  OCAS  activ-­ ities,   Winslow   coaches   wrestling,   plays   chess   avidly,   and   volunteers   for   a   wide   variety   of   environmental   causes. OCAS   has   awarded   the   Silver   Feather   annually   since   1994   â&#x20AC;&#x153;in   honor   of   notable   devotion,   dedica-­ tion   and   untiring   effort   on   behalf   of   the   preservation   and   appreciation   of   the  birds,  other  wildlife,  and  natural   communities  of  Addison  County.â&#x20AC;?  

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Workers   (Continued  from  Page  1A) their  20s  and  59  percent  work  in  ag-­ For   his   journey,   he   paid   only   $500   riculture  or  construction. upfront,  the  rest  he  wired  to  the  pol-­ PĂŠpe,  48,  was  one  of  the  older  im-­ lero  once  he  started  working. migrants  at  the  mobile  consulate.  He   Oscar,  29,  also  works  on  an  Addi-­ has  worked  in  the  United  States  a  to-­ son   County   dairy   farm.   He   is   from   tal  of  14  years,  but  has  not  returned   the   state   of   Puebla,   in   the   southern   to  Mexico  in  nine  years.  He  said  he   part   of   Mexico,   and   has   worked   in   did   not   want   to   talk   about   crossing   the   United   States   a   total   six   years   the  border  because  it  was  a  bad  ex-­ over  three  trips.   perience. 7KHÂżUVWWLPHKHUHWXUQHGWR0H[L-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;It   is   getting   harder   and   harder,â&#x20AC;?   co,  he  did  so  voluntarily.  The  second   he  said  though  a  translator. time,   he   was   picked   up   by   federal   Research  supports  PĂŠpeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  claim  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   LPPLJUDWLRQ RIÂżFLDOV ZKLOH FURVV-­ crossing   illegally   from   Mexico   into   ing   the   street   in   Maine,   where   he   the   United   States   is   getting   harder,   worked,  and  deported.   and  more  dangerous.  A  report  by  the   2VFDU ZDV Ă&#x20AC;RZQ WR WKH 0H[LFDQ National   Foundation   for   American   city  of  Reynosa,  just  across  the  bor-­ Policy   found   that   immigrant   deaths   der  with  Texas,  and  given  a  bus  tick-­ at   the   border   increased   27   percent   et  to  Mexico  City. from  2011  to  2012.   This   time,   Oscar   has   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We came Increased   security,   in   been   in   the   U.S.   for   two   to look for the   form   of   fences   and   years. Border   Patrol   agents,   a better life He   said   crossing   the   has  forced  immigrants  to   border   each   time   is   dif-­ because there cross  at  the  most  remote   are no good ÂżFXOW sections  of  the  border. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   very   complicated   jobs in Mexico. On  a  national  scale,  the   and   we   suffered   a   lot,â&#x20AC;?   I want to give number  of  Mexicans  liv-­ Oscar   said   through   a   a better life to ing   illegally  in   the   Unit-­ WUDQVODWRUÂł7KHÂżUVWWLPH ed   States   has   decreased   I   had   a   two-­day   bus   ride   my children.â&#x20AC;? in   recent   years,   revers-­ â&#x20AC;&#x201D; PĂŠpe, an ing   a   four-­decade   trend.   from   Puebla   to   the   bor-­ undocumented In   2011,   6.1   million   der.  At  the  border,  I  con-­ immigrant Mexicans   lived   illegally   nected   with   someone   I   know,   and   crossed   with   in   the   U.S.,   down   from   18  people.â&#x20AC;? a   high   of   almost   7   million   in   2007,   Oscar   said   he   walked   15   hours   The  New  York  Times  reported,  citing   when  he  crossed  into  Texas.  He  said   a  report  by  the  Pew  Hispanic  Center   the   communications   and   logistics   that  58  percent  of  undocumented  im-­ were  complicated. migrants   in   the   United   States   were   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  had  to  arrive  at  a  Family  Dollar   Mexican.   store  at  a  certain  time,â&#x20AC;?  Oscar  said. PĂŠpe  said  deportation  is  a  constant   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  second  time  I  came  I  walked   worry. through  the  desert  for  several  days,â&#x20AC;?   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   are   afraid   because   here   Oscar  said.  He  paid  5  million  pesos,   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   not   allowed   to   drive   now,â&#x20AC;?   or  $5,000,  for  the  help  of  a  pollero.   he   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   different   than   when   I   Friends  from  his  village  were  work-­ used  to  live  in  Florida  because  when   ing  in  Vermont,  so  he  headed  there. they  caught  you,  they  just  gave  you   IMMIGRANT  PROFILE a  ticket  and  released  you.  Here,  they   Both   Honorio   and   Oscar   ÂżW WKH deport  you.â&#x20AC;? bill   of   the   majority   of   immigrants   United  States  immigration  and  law   who  cross  the  border  into  the  United   HQIRUFHPHQWRIÂżFLDOVGHSRUWHGPRUH States. than  400,000  people  in  2012,  an  all-­ According   to   a   study   by   the   Uni-­ time  high. versity  of  Arizonaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  National  Center   Caroline   Beer,   a   professor   at   the   for   Border   Security   and   Immigra-­ University   of  Vermont   who   focuses   tion,   94   percent   of   immigrants   at-­ on   Latin   American   politics,   said   tempting   to   cross   the   U.S.-­Mexico   that   pouring   more   resources   into   border   are   men,   57   percent   are   in   strengthening   border   security   has  

MEXICAN  NATIONALS  LIVING  in  Addison  County  wait  in  line  to  apply  for  passports,  matricula  consular  IDs  and  other  government  documents  at   the  mobile  consulate  event  in  Middlebury  on  Saturday. Independent  photo/Zach  Despart

had  the  perverse  effect  of  increasing   illegal  immigration. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In  the  past,  migrants  would  come   during   peak   harvest   season,   follow   the   crops   up   north,   and   then   return   home,â&#x20AC;?  Beer  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now,  they  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   want   to   risk   their   lives   again   by   crossing  the  border,  so  they  look  for   full-­time   work   in   places   like   Ver-­ mont.â&#x20AC;? Beer  said  she  does  not  believe  that   increased  border  security  deters  im-­ migrants. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These   people   are   risking   their   lives   to   try   and   come   here;Íž   theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   willing  to  risk  being  deported,â&#x20AC;?  Beer   said. ECONOMIC  OPPORTUNITY Though  each  is  unsure  about  how   long   they   will   stay,   Honorio,   Oscar   and  PĂŠpe  made  the  arduous  journey   to  the  United  States  for  the  same  rea-­

son  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  economic  opportunity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In   Mexico,   it   is   tough.   Salaries   and   wages   are   low,â&#x20AC;?   Oscar   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;There  is  opportunity  in  the  U.S.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  came  to  look  for  a  better  life   because   there   are   no   good   jobs   in   Mexico,â&#x20AC;?  PĂŠpe  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  want  to  give   a  better  life  to  my  children.â&#x20AC;? The   minimum   wage   in   Mexico   is   $5.10   per   hour,   though   many   ag-­ ricultural   workers   earn   well   below   that.  Beer  said  that  these  workers  can   HDUQÂżYHWRWLPHVWKDWZRUNLQJRQ a  farm  in  the  United  States.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  send  all  my  wages  back  home,â&#x20AC;?   Oscar   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;With   the   money   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   made  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  built  a  house  for  my  par-­ ents,  wife  and  young  daughter  to  live   in.â&#x20AC;? Oscar  said  he  plans  to  stay  in  the   United  States  as  long  as  it  is  neces-­ VDU\ WR SURYLGH ÂżQDQFLDO VHFXULW\ WR

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his  family. He   also   has   a   brother   who   he   thinks  is  working  on  a  farm  in  Mas-­ sachusetts.   They   communicate   by   telephone   and   on   Facebook.   Oscar   also   uses   Skype   to   communicate   with  family  in  Mexico. Oscar  said  he  is  not  worried  about   being   deported   again,   because   he   is   prepared   for   the   consequences   of   whatever  may  happen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Around   here,   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   not   nearly   the   problem   it   is   in   other   places,â&#x20AC;?   he   said. PĂŠpe   came   to   the   United   States   with   his   brothers.   He   has   a   wife   and   three   children.   His   20-­year-­old   daughter  attends  college  in  Mexico.   Another  daughter,  who  is  14,  lives  in   the  United  States. PĂŠpe  said  he  is  not  sure  how  long   he  will  stay  here. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maybe   two   or   three   more   years,   weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  not  sure,â&#x20AC;?  he  said. CITIZENSHIP  A  NON-­ISSUE At   a   meeting   with   Rep.   Peter   Welch   on   Nov.   4,  Addison   County   dairy   farmers   said   that   their   immi-­ grant  workers  were  not  looking  for  

U.S.  citizenship,  but  rather  for  legal   protection   in   the   form   of   a   long-­ term  visa. The  three  men  on  Saturday  agreed   that   obtaining   citizenship   is   not   a   priority. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If   it   is   possible,   I   would   like   to   become   a   resident,â&#x20AC;?   Honorio   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mostly   I   want   to   go   home   to   see   my  family.â&#x20AC;? Oscar  said  he  does  not  want  to  be-­ come  a  citizen  of  the  United  States. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What  would  be  best  is  some  sort   of   work   visa   that   would   allow   me   to  go  home  and  visit  my  family,â&#x20AC;?  he   said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  need  to  become  a  per-­ manent  resident.â&#x20AC;? Oscar   said   that   this   sentiment   is   shared  by  many  of  his  colleagues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d   be   happy   to   go   home   and   be   able   to   visit   our   families,â&#x20AC;?   Os-­ car  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  way  things  are  now,   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  way  too  hard  to  get  any  sort  of   visa.â&#x20AC;? PĂŠpe   said   U.S.   citizenship   is   not   a  desire. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll   be   happy   with   a   working   permit,  and  being  able  to  go  back  to   Mexico,â&#x20AC;?  he  said.

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Pipeline   them,â&#x20AC;?  reads  the  Rutland  delegationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   (Continued  from  Page  1A) pockets   of   users   in   other   communi-­ letter.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Companies  looking  to  relocate   ties  along  the  route.  Hundreds  of  Ver-­ to  this  area  ask  about  natural  gas  avail-­ monters  protested  the  Phase  I  pipeline   ability.   The   lack   of   availability   con-­ project  at  a  PSB  public  hearing  held  in   tinues  to  be  a  reason  for  employers  to   locate  elsewhere.â&#x20AC;? Middlebury  on  Sept.  10. The   letter   also   speaks   of   poten-­ The  PSB  is  currently  evaluating  the   Phase  I  plan  and  could  issue  its  deci-­ tial   major   fuel   savings   for   Rutland   sion   sometime   next   month,   accord-­ Regional   Medical   Center,   Rutland   ing  to  Vermont  Gas  spokesman  Steve   schools  and  homeowners.   Wark.  Now  the  PSB  will  have  a  sec-­ PIPELINE  OPPOSITION While  the  proposed  pipeline  has  an   ond  pipeline  application  to  consider,  a   review   that  Wark   believes   could   pro-­ abundance   of   supporters   in   Rutland   County,  it  has  received  a  steady  stream   duce  a  decision  by  next  summer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   spent   almost   a   year   on   an   of  criticism  at  public  meetings  in  Ad-­ Addison  County  route  that  maximizes   dison  County.  Residents  here  have  op-­ posed  the  project  for  en-­ the   value   for   Vermont-­ ers,â&#x20AC;?   Wark   said   of   the   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Companies look- vironmental,   property   rights  and  public  safety   Phase  II  pipeline. reasons.  Opposition  has   â&#x20AC;&#x153;And  it  gets  us  to  Rut-­ ing to relocate been   particularly   vo-­ land  15  years  sooner,â&#x20AC;?  he   to this area ask cal   in   Cornwall,   where   added,   explaining   that   about natural residents   have   posted   International   Paperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   gas availability. payout  for  Phase  II  will   The lack of avail- anti-­pipeline   signs   and   KDYH SURPLVHG WR ÂżJKW cover  $45  million  of  the   ability continues the   matter   in   court,   if   expense  to  bring  natural   gas  to  Rutland.  Without   to be a reason for necessary.  A  substantial   majority  of  the  affected   that  revenue,  current  and   employers to loCornwall   landowners   future  Vermont  Gas  cus-­ cate elsewhere.â&#x20AC;? tomers   would   shoulder   â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Rutland FRQÂżUPHG HDUOLHU WKLV that   $45   million   burden   legislation delegation month  that  they  will  not   in   order   to   get   to   Rut-­ letter to PSB willingly   grant   ease-­ ments   for   the   pipeline   land  by  2020,  according   to   be   buried   on   their   to  Wark. Indeed  Vermont  Gas  has  played  up   property.   An   impasse   in   negotiations   the  Rutland  County  angle  to  its  Phase   could  set  the  stage  for  eminent  domain   II  plan  during  recent  months.  Until  re-­ proceedings Âł,ÂśPKRUULÂżHGE\WKLVSURFHVV´VDLG cently  it  called  the  project  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Addi-­ son  Natural  Gas  Project,â&#x20AC;?  and  it  is  now   Mary  Martin,  one  of  the  affected  Corn-­ referring  to  it  as  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Addison-­Rutland   wall  landowners.   She   alluded   to   previous   comments   Natural  Gas  Project.â&#x20AC;? The  South  Burlington  company  ear-­ E\ 9HUPRQW *DV RIÂżFLDOV LQGLFDWLQJ lier  this  week  announced  a  â&#x20AC;&#x153;bi-­partisan   the  company  did  not  want  to  place  in-­ statement  of  supportâ&#x20AC;?  for  the  pipeline   frastructure  where  it  was  not  wanted.   that  is  signed  by  Rutland  Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  leg-­ Martin  said  the  company  is  proceeding   islative  delegation  and  was  sent  to  the   with   its   application   in   spite   of   Corn-­ Public   Service   Board   as   part   of   Ver-­ wallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  rejection  of  the  project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   feel   like   (Vermont   Gas)   is   mont   Gasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   petition.   The   18-­member   delegation   provided   its   â&#x20AC;&#x153;unanimous   listening,â&#x20AC;?  Martin  said. Cornwall   Selectman   Bruce   Hiland   and   full   supportâ&#x20AC;?   for   the   project   as   a   means  of  extending  natural  gas  to  Rut-­ echoed  Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  sentiments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  regret  that  Vermont  Gas  contin-­ land  County  as  an  economic  develop-­ ment  tool  and  energy  cost-­saver.  Ver-­ ues   its   effort   to   force   a   high-­pressure   mont  Gas  cites  current  energy  pricing   gas   transmission   line   through   our   showing   natural   gas   to   be   more   than   VPDOOFRPPXQLW\WREHQHÂżWDQRXWRI 40-­percent  less  costly  than  fuel  oil  and   state  industrial  customer  and  their  own   more   than   50-­percent   cheaper   than   balance   sheet   and   we   continue   to   be   surprised  and  disappointed  by  their  un-­ propane. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  need  jobs  for  Rutland,  and  nat-­ responsiveness  to  concerns  expressed   ural  gas  can  help  to  create  and  retain   by   Cornwall   residents   over   this   past  

year,â&#x20AC;?  Hiland  said. Wark  said  the  company  has  tried  to   make   its   Cornwall   route   more   palat-­ able   to   local   residents   by   directing   it   RYHU ÂżHOGV DV RSSRVHG WR QHDU PDLQ roads)  and  trying  to  tailor  it  to  the  com-­ munityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  town  plan.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  is  our  hope  that  given  time  for  re-­ Ă&#x20AC;HFWLRQRQWKHEHQHÂżWVRIWKHSURMHFW that  folks  in  Cornwall  will  appreciate   the   help   we   are   trying   to   provide   the   state,   and   Rutland   County   in   particu-­ lar,â&#x20AC;?  Wark  said. 3KDVH,,SURMHFWEHQHÂżWVIRU$GGLVRQ County,   according   to   Wark,   include:   The   pipeline   infrastructure   would   net   Cornwall   and   Shoreham   a   combined   total  of  $23  million  in  school  and  mu-­ nicipal   property   tax   revenue   over   the   ÂżUVW\HDUVLWZRXOGSURYLGHQDWXUDO gas   hookups   for   a   total   of   160   Corn-­ ZDOO DQG 6KRUHKDP SURSHUW\ RZQHUV and  it  would  generate  174  jobs  valued   at  $9.8  million  in  salaries  during  peak   construction. Shoreham   Selectman   Paul   Saenger   was   not   surprised   by   Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   PSB   ÂżOLQJE\9HUPRQW*DV â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  are  putting  together  a  schedule   for  the  whole  (PSB  review)  process,â&#x20AC;?   Saenger  said. The   Shoreham   board   will   not   be-­ come  involved  in  any  legal  actions  that   local  residents  might  initiate  during  the   proceedings,  according  to  Saenger. 0HDQZKLOH,QWHUQDWLRQDO3DSHURIÂż-­ cials  were  pleased  to  hear  that  Phase  II   had  entered  the  PSBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  review  pipeline.   The   company   is   banking   on   natural   gas   to   save   millions   in   fuel   expenses   and  reduce  its  carbon  emissions  by  1   million  tons  over  20  years,  according   to  Vermont  Gas. Donna   Wadsworth,   spokeswoman   for  International  Paper,  said  the  com-­ pany  has  already  determined  the  proj-­ ect  would  make  sound  business  sense.   International  Paper  is  now  determining   the   logistics   of   preparing   mill   equip-­ ment  to  receive  and  burn  natural  gas.   If  Phase  II  is  approved,  the  company   would  order  and  install  the  necessary   devices   to   use   natural   gas,   a   conver-­ sion   estimated   at   more   than   $11   mil-­ lion,  according  to  Wadsworth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   look   forward   to   discussions   and   following   the   (Phase   II   applica-­ tion)  process,â&#x20AC;?  Wadsworth  said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   very   much   want   to   be   a   cus-­ tomer.â&#x20AC;?

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‘A Christmas Carol’ MOUNT  ABRAHAM  UNION  High  School  students  on  Tuesday  night  rehearsed  their   production  of  the  stage  musical  “A  Christmas  Carol”  based  on  the  classic  Charles   Dickens  story.  The  show  runs  Thursday,  Friday  and  Saturday  nights  at  7:30  p.m.  with  a   matinee  on  Saturday  at  2  p.m.  Pictured,  clockwise  from  top,  Ethan  Allred,  far  right,  and   Ian  Bachand  get  a  look  at  Christmas  present;;  Allred  and  Hannah  Bonar  view  Christmas   past;;  Gus  Catlin  and  Mary-­Kate  Clark  dance  at  Fezziwig’s  Ball;;  toy  soldiers  take  the   VWDJH$OHF7RZVOH\ZDUQV6FURRJHWKHFDVWWDNHVD¿QDOERZ$OOUHGDQG6DP.XKQV celebrate  Christmas  morning;;  Elizabeth  Siminitus,  left,  Molly  Funk,  Ally  Hoff,  Harmony   Taggart  and  Sawyer  Kamman  gather  in  town;;  and  Quinn  Davis  takes  a  solo.

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They  saw  their  share  of  foot  lacera-­ tions,  respiratory  infections,  and  cas-­ es  of  heart  disease.  The  patient  load   was  usually  heaviest  in  the  morning   and  then  would  taper  off  in  the  after-­ noon,   when   the   random   rainstorms   set  in. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They   were   very   appreciative,â&#x20AC;?   Anderson  said  of  the  patients. STORM  BREWING It  was  indeed  a  pretty  predictable   schedule   until   weather   forecasts   brought   word   of   a   seismic   storm.   The  fall  and  early  winter  are  typhoon   season  in  the  Philippines,  storms  that   can  pack  gale-­force  winds  and  many   inches   of   rain.   But   the   approach-­ ing   storm,   Yolanda,   was   organizing   itself   as   one   of   the   most   powerful   typhoons  to  ever  reach  landfall  in  re-­ corded  history. The   forecasts   were   so   daunting   that   Anderson   was   urged   to   pack   his   bags   to   leave   Tacloban   City   on   Thursday,  Nov.  7  (instead  of  Nov.  8),   IRUDĂ&#x20AC;LJKWRXWRIWKHFDSLWDORI0D-­ QLODRQ6DWXUGD\1RY Anderson   took   the   message   seri-­ ously,  though  others  were  apparently   somewhat   cavalier   about   the   ap-­ proaching  storm. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A   lot   of   the   young   people   were   saying,   â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;This   happens   20   times   a   year;Íž  we  get  typhoons  all  the  time,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?   Anderson  said. But   at   the   same   time,   Anderson   noted   that   older   Filipinos   could   sense   something   extraordinary   was   about  to  happen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   70-­year-­olds   were   worry-­ ing,â&#x20AC;?   Anderson   said   of   the   family   matriarchs.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;They   were   concerned,   and   obviously   had   good   reason   to   be.â&#x20AC;? Indeed,   Leyte   province   bore   the   full  wrath  of  Yolanda  when  it  struck   on  Nov.  8.  Winds  measured  at  almost   200  miles  per  hour  decimated  entire   villages,   erasing   rickety   homes   and   blowing   sturdier   buildings   off   their   foundations. Media   reports   early   this   week   placed  the  death  toll  at  around  4,000,   with  another  1,200  listed  as  missing.   Massive   power   outages,   no   potable   water   and   a   lack   of   shelter   are   just   a  few  of  the  problems  that  Filipinos   are  trying  to  overcome. Anderson   is   concerned   that   many   of  the  people  he  met  and  treated  are   either  among  the  homeless  or  dead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  think  a  ton  of  people  evac-­ uated,â&#x20AC;?  he  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  think  many   people  expected  the  storm  would  do   what  it  did.â&#x20AC;? Many  of  those  who  dutifully  went   to  evacuation  centers  did  not  escape   Yolandaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  impacts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   evacuation   centers   were   de-­ stroyed,â&#x20AC;?  Anderson  noted. Once  in  Manila,  Anderson  started  

DR.  KRISTOFER  ANDERSON  of  Addison  returned  from  a  health  care  mission  to  the  Philippines  on  Nov.  9,   MXVWDVWKH3DFL¿FQDWLRQZDVEHLQJGHYDVWDWHGE\7\SKRRQ<RODQGD7KHVWRUPGLGWKHPRVWGDPDJHWRWKH SURYLQFHRI/H\WHWKHDUHDZKHUH$QGHUVRQYROXQWHHUHG Independent  photo/Trent  Campbell

receiving   reports   of   the   dire   condi-­ smaller,  surrounding  communities. tions  of  the  people  he  had  just  left. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There  are  very  few  buildings  that   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  actually  tried  to  come  back,â&#x20AC;?   are   undamaged,â&#x20AC;?   Anderson   said   of   he  said  of  his  desire  to  return  to  Ta-­ what   he   has   heard   about   Tacloban.   cloban   to   help   out.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Philippine  Air-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cathedrals  are  half  collapsed.â&#x20AC;? lines   just   laughed   in   our   face   and   VULNERABLE  TO  DISEASE said,  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  not  going  to  be  able  to   He  fears  for  the  fate  of  people  who   Ă&#x20AC;\LQWKHUHÂś7KHDLUSRUWKDGEHHQGH-­ tried  to  ride  out  the  storm  in  substan-­ stroyed.â&#x20AC;? dard   abodes,   such   as   Anderson   called   the   shacks   and   little   road-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think 86 (PEDVV\ LQ WKH VLGH VWRUHV 6XUYLYRUV Philippines   to   see   if   a ton of people will   be   vulnerable   to   he   could   help   through   evacuated. I diseases  such  as  malar-­ American   channels.   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think many ia  and  dengue  fever,  he   His   offer   was   politely   people expected said.   Yolanda   toppled   declined,   given   the   the storm would thousands   of   coconut   weather  conditions  and   trees   and   ruined   many   SODQVIRU860DULQHV do what it did.â&#x20AC;? acres  of  crops  in  a  rural   â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dr. Kristofer economy   that   depends   to  deploy  to  the  hardest   Anderson on  agriculture. hit  areas  with  food  and   other  supplies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  water  just  came   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   blame   them,â&#x20AC;?   Anderson   RYHU WKH URDG DQG Ă&#x20AC;DWWHQHG WKHP´ said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  were  now  300  miles  away   Anderson  said  of  the  modest  homes.   (from  Tacloban).â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;As  packed  as  (Tacloban)  was,  if  peo-­ He   sent   e-­mails   to   nurses   at   the   ple  didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  evacuate,  I  could  see  them   free  clinic  with  instructions  on  what   questioning   if   (up   to)   10,000   people   to  do  with  the  medication  he  had  left.   were  killed.â&#x20AC;? He  is  not  yet  sure  if  those  messages   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  hard  for  Anderson  to  digest  the   were   received.   And   as   of   Nov.   15,   post-­typhoon  images  he  is  now  seeing   Anderson  had  still  not  learned  about   on  television. WKHIDWHRI6DQWD)HDQGLWVLQKDELW-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  are  having  a  little  bit  of  survi-­ ants.   Recovery   efforts   have   begun   vor   guilt,â&#x20AC;?  Anderson   said   of   himself   in   Tacloban   and   will   fan   out   to   the   and   his   fellow   volunteers.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  

doctors,  we  were  there.  Do  I  want  to   be  in  the  strongest  typhoon  ever  to  hit   land?  No  â&#x20AC;Ś  but  it  feels  kind  of  bad   knowing  there  is  something  we  could   do.â&#x20AC;? Anderson  is  now  focusing  on  send-­ ing   resources   to   organizations   like   Doctors  Without  Borders  and  the  Red   Cross  to  get  aid  to  the  Philippines.  He   is  writing  letters  to  other  local  physi-­ cians,   churches   and   other   organiza-­ tions  to  do  the  same. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These   are   very   nice   people,   very   friendly,  very  welcoming  and  they  are   living  in  a  nightmare  right  now,â&#x20AC;?  An-­ GHUVRQ VDLG +H QRWHG WKDW 86 GRO-­ lars   can   go   a   long   way   toward   buy-­ ing  the  basics  for  survival.  Anderson   recalled   spending   2,000   pesos   for   several   hundred   Prednisone   pills   to   restock  the  clinic  during  his  visit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They   told   me,   â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Wow,   (2,000   pe-­ sos)  is  a  lot  of  money.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  $50,â&#x20AC;?  he   VDLG Âł7KDWÂśV ZKDW LW FRVWV PH WR ÂżOO my  gas  tank.â&#x20AC;? Anderson  looks  forward  to  return-­ ing   to   the   Philippines   for   another   health  care  mission.  He  realizes  such   a  trip  will  have  to  wait  until  larger  re-­ lief  efforts  have  restored  basic  neces-­ sities  for  Filipino  residents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  would  love  to  go  back,â&#x20AC;?  Ander-­ son  said.

KRISTOFER  ANDERSON  AND  another  American  doctor  recently  dispensed  health  care  services  in  this  clin-­ LFLQWKHVPDOOWRZQRI6DQWD)HLQWKH3KLOLSSLQHV

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Ferrisburgh (Continued  from  Page  1A) had   run   in   Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Independent   was  pulled  from  this  edition.   Hawkins,   also   the   Ferrisburgh   town   clerk,   said   at   the   meeting   he   agreed   with   the   selectboard   that   he   and  assistant  town  clerk  and  treasur-­ er   Pam   Cousino   need   help   with   the   increasingly  complex  treasurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  job.   But,  Hawkins  said,  the  selectboard   should  not  have  over-­ridden  his  will-­ ingness   to   step   down   in   March   by   advertising   the   position   now.   Nor,   Hawkins   said,   was   it   clear   that   the   town   required   what   the   board   was   advertising  for:  â&#x20AC;&#x153;a  full-­time  position   KUVZN ZLWKEHQHÂżWV´ â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   need   someone   for   10   or   15   KRXUVDZHHN´+DZNLQVVDLGÂł$QG in  three  months  we  can  get  someone   to  run  for  treasurer.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  just  in  three   months  I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  feel  the  townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  going   to   collapse   ...   Why   the   urgency   for   PHWRUHVLJQ"´ $OVR+DZNLQVUHSHDWHGO\VDLGKH had   a   legal   opinion   from   the   Ver-­ mont   League   of   Cities   and   Towns   that   if   the   selectboard   were   to   ap-­ point   a   treasurer,   it   would   lack   the  

DXWKRULW\WRÂżUHWKHWUHDVXUHUIRUSRRU WLVHG LW DV D WUHDVXUHUÂśV SRVLWLRQ´ performance  or  incompatibility  with   Lawrence   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because   if   we   got   H[LVWLQJWRZQRIÂżFHHPSOR\HHV another  assistant  treasurer  we  would   On   the   other   hand,   Hawkins   said   EHSXWWLQJD%DQG$LGRQDVLWXDWLRQ if   he   hired   an   assistant   treasurer,   ZHDOUHDG\KDYH´ he   would   have   the   authority   to   ter-­ Hawkins   responded   the   current   minate   the   hire   before   arrangement   has   worked   â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we got an- for   almost   six   years   and   March  elections.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;If   you   appoint   some-­ other assiscould   do   so   until   the   one   and   it   doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   work   tant treasurer March  election.   out   well,   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   stuck   we would â&#x20AC;&#x153;For   three   months?   ZLWK WKHP´ +DZNLQV Why   couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   this   mys-­ said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;My   big   concern   be putting a tery  person  who  is  going   was   â&#x20AC;Ś   I   can   terminate   Band-Aid on to  be  so  wonderful  come   people,   but   you   canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   if   a situation we LQ DQG UXQ IRU WKH MRE"´ \RXDSSRLQWWKHP´ already have.â&#x20AC;? Hawkins  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is  the  job   Selectboard   chair-­ â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Selectboard QRWEHLQJGRQH"´ woman  Loretta  Lawrence   Selectman   Jim   War-­ chairwoman explained  the  boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  ra-­ Loretta Lawrence den  responded,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  job   tionale.  She  noted  points   is   not   being   done   very   on   which   all   agree:  That   ZHOO´ Hawkins   has   essentially   been   trea-­ $QG /DZUHQFH DGGHG Âł<RX KDYH surer   in   name   only,   that   Cousino   the   title,   but   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   not   doing   the   does  the  lionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  share  of  the  job  (she   MRE´ cannot   hold   the   title   because   she   Hawkins,   who   said   he   was   upset   lives  in  Vergennes),  and  that  another   he  was  not  consulted  enough  before   employee  is  needed.   the  board  made  its  decision  to  adver-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  think  the  thought  was  you  could   tise,  then  spoke.   get   a   better   candidate   if   we   adver-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   job   is   getting   done,   and   it  

is   getting   more   and   more   compli-­ FDWHG´ +DZNLQV VDLG Âł6R ZH QHHG more  help.  Correct?  We  all  admit  we   need   more   help.   So   why   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   we   hire  more  help  instead  of  me  resign-­ ing   so   you   can   get   somebody   who   might  do  the  job  or  might  not  do  the   MRE"´ CANNOT  HIRE  TREASURER McNary   then   threw   a   monkey   wrench  into  the  boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  plans,  point-­ ing  out  what  he  said  were  two  seri-­ ous  problems  with  the  boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  ad,  is-­ VXHVWKDWDKLJKUDQNLQJVWDWHRIÂżFLDO KDGFRQÂżUPHG â&#x20AC;&#x153;It   would   appear   this   ad   says   we   DUH WU\LQJ WR KLUH D WUHDVXUHU $F-­ cording  to  Brian  Leven,  the  assistant   secretary   of   state,   every   town   must   HOHFW D WUHDVXUHU$ WUHDVXUHU FDQQRW EH D KLUHG SRVLWLRQ´ 0F1DU\ VDLG â&#x20AC;&#x153;No.   2,   a   hired   position   cannot   be   mandated  to  be  a  town  resident  â&#x20AC;Ś  I   would  hope  you  would  rethink  this,   because  it  looks  like  you  are  in  viola-­ tion  of  state  and  federal  (discrimina-­ WLRQ ODZ´ Hawkins   offered   a   solution:   He   would   appoint   an   assistant   chosen  

by   the   selectboard   who   would   be   a   Ferrisburgh  resident,  and  if  all  went   well  Hawkins  would  step  down  from   his  treasurer  post.   Âł:K\ FDQÂśW , DSSRLQW WKHP" <RX interview   them,   check   everything   over,   make   sure   everything   is   per-­ fect,  then  I  appoint  them  as  the  assis-­ tant   with   the   understanding   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   not   JRLQJ WR UXQ IRU WUHDVXUHU DJDLQ ´ he  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then  if  they  work  out  good,   SHUIHFW´ Resident  Carl  Cole  backed  that  solu-­ tion,  whether  or  not  Hawkins  kept  the   title.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   can   see   a   strong   argument   for   a   hired  assistant  treasurer.  Because  then   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  not  limited  to  Ferrisburgh  resi-­ GHQWV$QG FHUWDLQO\ , KDYH WR DJUHH just   because   Chetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   elected   treasurer   doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   mean   he   has   to   do   the   work,   as  long  as  heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  making  sure  the  work  is   JHWWLQJGRQH´&ROHVDLG â&#x20AC;&#x153;Which  is  kind  of  what  his  position   is,  and  you  can  agree  or  disagree,  but   â&#x20AC;Ś   you   can   advertise   for   an   assistant   treasurer   without   the   residency   re-­ quirement  ...  Then  you  have  the  con-­ trol  that  Chetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  suggesting,  if  the  per-­

son   isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   doing   the   job,   you   can   just   ÂżQGVRPHRQHHOVH´ Even  before  making  that  move,  Cole   had  another  suggestion  for  the  board.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;It   seems   to   me   what   makes   the   most   sense,   No.   1,   is   to   step   back   DQG ÂżJXUH RXW H[DFWO\ ZKDW \RXÂśUH GRLQJ´KHVDLG $VZHOODVSXOOLQJWKHDGVZKLFK had  not  generated  any  applicants  as   of  Tuesday,  the  board  took  that  posi-­ tion  at  the  end  of  the  discussion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   think   at   this   point   we   need   to   VWHSEDFNDQGORRNZKHUHZHÂśUHDW´ said  Selectman  Jim  Benoit. Selectwoman  Sally  Torrey  agreed.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   think   we   should   pull   the   ads,   reassess   where   weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   at,   and   go   on   IURPWKHUH´VKHVDLG Despite  the  tension  that  showed  up   at  times  during  the  discussion,  com-­ mon  ground  showed  up  at  the  end.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   certainly   appreciate   your   coming   forward   with   your   frustra-­ WLRQV´/DZUHQFHWROG+DZNLQV â&#x20AC;&#x153;My  goal  is  to  do  whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  best  for   WKHWRZQ´+DZNLQVVDLG Andy  Kirkaldy  may  be  reached  at   andyk@addisonindependent.com.

MUMS   a  junior  high  model  and  farther  away   IURP WKH PLGGOH VFKRRO PRGHO´ WKH statement   reads.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;These   two   terms   are   not   window   dressing.   There   are   profound  differences  between  the  two   models  that  have  far  reaching  educa-­ WLRQDOLPSOLFDWLRQVIRURXUVWXGHQWV´ Those   implications,   according   to   Sears,  include  the  requirement  under   a  three-­team  system  that  teachers  in-­ struct  two  grade  levels. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This   will   likely   cost   us   valuable   FRPPRQ SODQQLQJ WLPHV´ VKH VDLG â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sharing   a   group   of   students   and   common  planning  time  is  one  of  the   cornerstones   of   the   middle   school   model,  and  one  that  has  proven  suc-­ FHVVIXOIRURXUVWXGHQWV´ She   added   the   new   three-­team   system  would  likely  mean  less  indi-­ vidualized  attention  for  students  and   tutorials  for  small  groups. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If  you  look  at  our  track  record  of   student   performance,   the   numbers   of   students   meeting   or   exceeding   the   standard   are   steadily   increas-­ LQJ´ 6HDUV VDLG Âł:H DWWULEXWHHDFK RIWKHVHVLJQLÂżFDQWJDLQVWRWKHVHLQ-­ tensive,  small-­group,  middle-­of-­the-­ day   tutorials   and   guided   study   hall   WLPHV´ Sears   urged   the   UD-­3   board   to   OK  a  budget  that  maintains  the  cur-­ rent  four-­team  model  of  teaching  at   MUMS. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  fact  is,  our  system  is  not  bro-­ NHQ´6HDUVVDLGÂł,QWUXWKLWLVZRUN-­ ing  really  well.  Why  are  we  going  to   drastically   change   something   thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   ZRUNLQJIRURXUNLGV"´ TAKING  BOARDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S  LEAD School   board   members   asked   Reenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  reaction  to  the  teachersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  state-­ ment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   disagree   with   anything   WKHWHDFKHUV VDLG´5HHQVDLGQRW-­ ing  he  was  speaking  as  an  educator.   But  as  a  school  administrator,  Reen   said  he  had  to  present  a  budget  that   pays  heed  to  the  UD-­3  boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  stated   concerns   about   linking   spending   to   student  numbers. Reenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   and   the   MUMS   facultyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   views  clearly  struck  a  chord  with  the   (See  Reen,  Page  20A)

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Board Member Spotlight Jane Sommers

The   PCC   has   a   great   capacity   for   caring.   They   treat   everyone   as  equals  -­  from  tiny  babies  &  3  year  olds  to  teens,  new  workers   and   old   -­   the   same,   with   dignity,   respect,   and   what   you   believe   matters.  They  work  on  strengths,  not  problems.  This  kind  of  sanity   in   dealing   with   people   works.   It   is   proven   by   the   PCCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   great   statistics:  lowest  teen  pregnancy  rate  in  VT  and,  many  years,  in   the  whole  USA,  no  low  birth  weight  babies  born  to  teens  in  Addison   &RPRVW\HDUVPDQ\3&&WHHQÂżQGLQJMREVKLJKRIQXUVLQJ mothers,  dads  that  are  involved,  and  very  low  court  involvement   of  teens  in  Addison  Co.

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Addison  Independent,  Thursday,  November  21,  2013  —  PAGE  19A

On Broadway THE  VERGENNES  UNION   HIGH  School  music  department   is  staging  an  evening  of  Broad-­ way  music  and  dancing  at  the   Vergennes  Opera  House  starting   Thursday  night  at  7  p.m.  with   two  more  evening  shows  on  Fri-­ day  and  Saturday.  Pictured  from   Tuesday’s  dress  rehearsal  are,   clockwise  from  top  left,  Phoebe   Plank,  center  front,  and  Keegan   Bosworth;;  Alix  Kauffman;;  Evan   Meyers;;  and  Emilee  Trudo. Photos  by  Keith  Darwin

               

‘West Side Story’ THIS  YEAR’S  OTTER  Valley  Union  High  School  fall  musical  is  the  classic  “West  Side  Story”  featuring  music  and  lyrics  by  Leonard  Bernstein  and  Stephen   Sondheim.  The  show  runs  Thursday,  Friday  and  Saturday  at  7  p.m.  with  a  Sunday  matinee  at  2:30  p.m.  Pictured  from  Monday’s  rehearsal  are,  clockwise  from   top  left,  Katelynne  Patten,  Elijah  Keane,  Claire  Smith,  Katy  McCarthy,  Garrett  Robin,  Isaac  Roberts,  Logan  Hayes  and  Zac  Robbins;;  Breena  Coombs,  Alexis   Lape,  Alicia  Rossie  and  Marley  Zollman;;  Zollman  and  Chris  Keyes;;  Nate  Mylott,  Adrianna  Mitrano,  Roberts,  Jacob  Miner,  Hayes  and  Robbins;;  and  the  dream   sequence  dancers. Photos  by  Alyssa  Zollman/Brandon  Reporter


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Consulate  

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(Continued  from  Page  1A) passports   and   other   government-­is-­ sued  documents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every   month   we   do   at   least   one   visit   to   the   communities   where   we   have  the  greatest  number  of  Mexican   nationals,â&#x20AC;?  said  Deputy  Consul-­Gen-­ eral  Graciela  GĂłmez. The   mobile   consulate   was   a   co-­ ordination   between   the   consulateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   %RVWRQRIÂżFHDQGWKH$GGLVRQ&RXQ-­ ty   Farm   Worker   Coalition,   an   orga-­ nization  that  promotes  the  welfare  of   the   estimated   250   immigrant   labor-­ ers  in  Addison  County. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  milk  cows  without  mi-­ grant   workers,   because   nobody   else   shows   up   for   a   job,â&#x20AC;?   said   Cheryl   Connor,  a  member  of  the  Coalition.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   so   valuable   in   that   they   love   what   theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   doing   and   very   good  at  what  they  do.â&#x20AC;? Most  who  attended  the  event  at  the   &KDPSODLQ9DOOH\8QLWDULDQ8QLYHU-­ MEXICAN   CONSULATE   OFFICIALS   help   Mexican   nationals   living   in  Addison   County   secure   government   salist  Society  were  men  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  some  just   documents  at  the  mobile  consulate  set  up  at  Middleburyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Unitarian  Church  Saturday. 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Nurse   practitioner   stu-­ status   of   the   immigrants   â&#x20AC;&#x201D; UVM Professor States. picked   up   by   (immigra-­ dents  from  the  University   Caroline Beer at   the   mobile   consulate.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  admire  these  people   WLRQ RIÂżFLDOV  RU WKH SR-­ Mostly I RI 9HUPRQW YROXQWHHUHG Both   said   what   is   most   who   come   to   a   country   lice,â&#x20AC;?   Mitchell   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;It   want to go to   screen   for   blood   pres-­ important   is   to   provide   crucial   ser-­ where  they  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  speak  the  language,   used  to  be,  social  service   home to see sure   and   high   glucose,   vices   to   the   Mexican   immigrants   in   and  the  climate  is  completely  differ-­ agencies  were  afraid  that   DQG 890 PHGLFDO VWX-­ my family.â&#x20AC;? Addison  County.   ent,â&#x20AC;?  MĂŠndez  said. if   they   served   migrant   dents   were   on   hand   to   â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Honorio, an GĂłmez  said  the  utmost  priority  of   Members   of   the   Addison   County   workers  they  would  have   give   basic   checkups   to   undocumented the   consulate   is   to   protect   Mexican   Farm   Worker   Coalition   also   under-­ their  funding  pulled.â&#x20AC;? any   immigrants   who   immigrant citizens.   scored  the  value  of  immigrant  labor-­ After   a   few   years,   were  interested.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;In   the   whole   United   States   we   ers.   Connor  moved  the  event   The   Mexicans   could   have  different  authorities  and  differ-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;If  migrant  workers  werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  in  the   to  its  current  location,  the  Unitarian   DOVRJHWĂ&#x20AC;XDQGWHWDQXVVKRWVIUHHRI ent  approaches  to  dealing  with  non-­ &KDPSODLQ 9DOOH\ \RX ZRXOG VHH Universalist   Society   in   Middlebury.   charge.  A  dentist  offered  free  dental   documented  migrants,â&#x20AC;?  GĂłmez  said.   dairy   farmers   pulling   their   hair   out,   Connor   said   this   location   is   better   exams. Âł6DGO\QRWDOORI$PHULFDLV9HUPRQW because  we  need  them,â&#x20AC;?  said  Cheryl   because  it  has  Internet  access  and  a   John   Paul   Kelada,   one   of   the   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  in  other  cities  we  have  had  cases   Connor,   of   the   Coalition.   Connor   photocopier,   which   allows   the   con-­ 890 PHGLFDO VWXGHQWV VDLG PL-­ of  our  undocumented  nationals  being   owns  a  dairy  farm  in  Addison  Coun-­ sulate  to  process  documents  quickly. grant  workers  are  in  need  of  medi-­ attacked  or  targeted,  if  people  know   ty  that  milks  140  cows.  She  employs   It   was   the   consulate   that   encour-­ cal  services. there  are  events  like  this.â&#x20AC;? two  immigrant  workers. aged   Connor   to   let   the   community   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  see  doctors  enough;Íž   While  GĂłmez  stressed  that  though   â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  makes  their  lives  very,  very  dif-­ know  the  good  the  Coalition  was  do-­ there   are   chronic   issues   that   arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   mobile  consulate  events  like  the  one   ÂżFXOW DQG FHUWDLQO\ IRU OLYHV RI WKH ing. being  managed,â&#x20AC;?  Kelada  said.   in  Middlebury  are  legal  and  protect-­ farmers   that   are   hiring   them,â&#x20AC;?   said   Âł:KHQ ZH ÂżUVW VWDUWHG ZH ZRXOG He   added   that   he   saw   several   ed  by  international  law,  the  consulate   Cheryl   Mitchell,   a   member   of   the   not   allow   a   reporter   in   our   meet-­ cases   of   hypertension,   a   disease   WULHVWRNHHSDORZSURÂżOH easily  treated  with  medication.  The   â&#x20AC;&#x153;People  with  a  different  ideology,   problem   is,   most   immigrants   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   they   know   if   Mexicans   are   meeting   KDYH WKH ÂżQDQFLDO UHVRXUFHV WR ÂżOO at  a  school  or  a  place  like  that,  they   prescriptions. will  come  and  there  will  be  aggres-­ Throughout   the   day,   immigrants   sion,â&#x20AC;?  GĂłmez  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;That  is  why,  as   WULFNOHG WKURXJK $IWHU ÂżOOLQJ RXW a  rule  in  general,  we  tend  to  be  very   paperwork,  they  waited,  sometimes   discreet  about  this.â&#x20AC;?   for   hours,   in   rows   of   plastic   chairs   Francisco   MĂŠndez,   the   documen-­ in   the   sanctuary   while   consulate   tation   consul,   said   he   did   not   know   RIÂżFLDOV ZKR DOO ZRUH UHG VR DV WR how  many  of  the  Mexican  nationals   EHHDVLO\LGHQWLÂżHGSURFHVVHGWKHLU at   the   mobile   consulate   were   in   the   paperwork.   Consulate   staff   sat   at   a   United  States  illegally. bank  of  computers  next  to  a  box  of   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  ask  those  sorts  of  ques-­ blank  passports. tions;Íž  we  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  care  about  their  legal   GĂłmez,   a   25-­year   veteran   of   the   status,â&#x20AC;?   MĂŠndez   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   not   our   Foreign   Service,   said   that   she   and   business   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   they   are   Mexican   citi-­ her  colleagues  at  the  consulate  feel   zens   and   theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   welcome   to   come   the  work  they  do  is  very  important.   to  us.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  is  the  foundation  of  our  duty,â&#x20AC;?   *yPH] VDLG WKDW KHU RIÂżFH UHOLHV GĂłmez  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;This  is  not  about  big   on  local  NGOs,  whom  she  described   issues,  not  about  international  rela-­ DVWKHLUÂłSDUWQHUVLQWKHÂżHOG´ A  MEXICAN  NATIONAL  living  in  Addison  County  holds  his  brand  new   tions  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  about  getting  services  to   â&#x20AC;&#x153;They   work   with   migrants   on   a   SDVVSRUW 6DWXUGD\ DIWHU ZRUNLQJ ZLWK 0H[LFDQ FRQVXODWH RIÂżFLDOV ZKR our  Mexican  nationals  and  hopeful-­ daily   basis,â&#x20AC;?   GĂłmez   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   let   came  from  Boston  to  Middlebury. ly  making  a  change  in  their  lives.â&#x20AC;? Independent  photo/Zach  Despart them  know  well  in  advance  that  we   are   coming   and   what   kinds   of   ser-­ vices  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  going  to  provide.â&#x20AC;? Mexican   nationals   could   not   only   apply   for   or   renew   passports   there     but  also  for  a  matricula  consular,  an   LGHQWLÂżFDWLRQLVVXHGE\WKH0H[LFDQ government   that   can   be   used   as   a   photo  ID  in  the  United  States.   Matricula   consular   IDs   are   help-­ ful   to   undocumented   immigrants   EHFDXVH WKH\ DUH RIÂżFLDOO\ UHFRJ-­ nized   by   the   United   States   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   legal   immigrants  already  have  U.S.-­issued   documents,  such  as  a  permanent  resi-­ dence  ID,  known  as  a  Green  Card. Honorio,   a   20-­year-­old   who   has   been  in  the  United  States  for  two  and   a  half  years,  came  to  renew  his  pass-­ port.   PĂŠpe,   48,   came   for   the   same   reason.   Both   work   on   dairy   farms   in  Addison   County,   and   entered   the   country  illegally. The  consulate  also  brought  an  im-­ migration  attorney  to  give  pro  bono   advice   to   immigrants,   though   the   consulate  itself  does  not  inject  itself   into  immigration  proceedings. MĂŠndez   said   it   is   important   to   reach  out  to  Mexicans  living  in  rural   areas  because  often  they  do  not  have   the  means  or  the  time  to  travel  long   distances.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   more   they   work,   the   more   money   they   can   make,â&#x20AC;?   MĂŠndez   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;So,   if   they   stop   working   one  

(Continued  from  Page  17A) UD-­3  board,  which  did  not  take  ac-­ tion   on   the   proposed   spending   plan   and  scheduled  to  special  meeting  on   Dec.  3  for  further  debate.  The  board   will   likely   consider,   among   other   things,  whether  to  â&#x20AC;&#x153;ride  outâ&#x20AC;?  another   budget  year  with  the  same  number  of   teachers,   in   hopes   that   some   of   the   more   senior   educators   will   choose   to   retire.   This   would   allow   MUMS   to  eliminate  some  teaching  positions   through   attrition   or   replace   them   with  lower-­salaried  educators. Restoring   the   science   and   social   studies   teaching   positions   to   the   budget  would  cost  around  $155,000.   That  would  translate  into  a  2014-­15   UD-­3   budget   increase   of   4   percent,   instead  of  the  current  3  percent,  ac-­ cording  to  Reen.  Board  members  and   school  administrators  acknowledged   LWZRXOGEHWRXJKWRÂżQGLQ cuts  in  areas  of  the  budget  other  than   personnel. Board   members   are   not   likely   to   approve  the  UD-­3  budget  for  a  pub-­ lic  vote  before  their  meeting  of  Dec.  

18,  at  which  time  they  expect  to  hear   details   about   state   aid   to   education.   2IÂżFLDOVZDQWWRPDNHVXUHWKHEXG-­ get  does  not  run  afoul  of  provisions  of   $FWWKDWLPSRVHDÂżQDQFLDOSHQDOW\ on  higher  spending  communities. School   directors   also   acknowl-­ edged  their  role  of  endorsing  a  bud-­ get  to  present  to  the  voters  while  not   telling   administrators   how   to   craft   the  spending  plan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It   would   be   improper   for   this   board   to   give   direction   to   the   ad-­ ministration   about   how   the   school   is   structured,â&#x20AC;?   board   member   Jerry   Shedd  of  Ripton  said. Board   member   Mark   Perrin   of   Middlebury   said   he   believes   the   board  will  need  to  make  some  tough   decisions  this  year  rather  than  post-­ poning  them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  talk  a  lot  about  responding  to   a  reduction  in  the  population  of  our   student   size   and   I   think   we   have   to   hold  the  line  here  and  hold  ourselves   accountable   for   when   we   talk   not   only  inside  this  room,  but  outside  as   well,â&#x20AC;?  Perrin  said.  

By  the  way (Continued  from  Page  1A) even  will  feature  5Kand  10K  races;Íž   the  fee  is  $35  if  you  register  by  Fri-­ day,  $40  after  that.  Buses  leave  from   the  town  gym  at  11:40  to  take  runs   to  the  race  start  on  South  Street  Ex-­ tension,   and   the   starting   gun   goes   RIIDWQRRQ7KHÂżQLVKOLQHLVLQWRZQ near  the  north  end  of  South  Street.   For  more  information  or  to  register   JR RQOLQH WR PLGGOHEXU\ÂżWQHVVFRP and   click   the   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Programs   and   Up-­ datesâ&#x20AC;?   tab.   The   winners   get   a   tur-­ key,  plus  names  will  be  drawn  at  the   conclusion  of  the  event  for  20  more   turkeys. Ripton   Elementary   School   will   mark  the  completion  of  its  roof  and  so-­ lar  panel  project  with  a  short  ceremony   next   Tuesday   at   noon.   The   public   is   welcome   to   come   take   a   look   at   the   new   solar   panels.   A   community   lun-­ cheon  will  follow. The  First  Congregational  Church   of   Orwell   will   hold   a   community   ecumenical  service  on  Tuesday,  Nov.   26,  at  7:30  p.m. 6DOLVEXU\ &RPPXQLW\ 6FKRRO RIÂż-­ cials  are  holding  a  bicycle  they  found   E\WKHVFKRROÂśVVRFFHUÂżHOGRQ7XHVGD\ and  would  like  to  return  it  to  its  owner.   If   you   lost   a   Black   Diamond,   menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   bike,  come  to  the  school  and  identify   it. Calling  all  food-­producing  house-­ holds   with   a   surplus.   Do   you   hunt,   raise  bees  or  chickens  or  grow  veg-­ etables?  Want  to  be  part  of  the  local   food   map   to   share   the   wealth   with   others?  Send  your  public  contact  in-­ formation  and  what  you  have  avail-­ able  to  sell  or  share  to  addisoncoun-­ tyfoodmap@gmail.com.   Jennifer   Steffani  is  creating  a  local  food  map   similar  to  the  Egg  Map  they  made  in   Todmorgen,   U.K.   (Google   it!)   The   map   will   be   shared   on   www.addi-­ sonindependent.com   and   through   social  media. U.S.  Sen.  Patrick  Leahy  has  named   Middlebury   native   Chris   Saunders   as   KLVQHZÂżHOGUHSUHVHQWDWLYHLQ9HUPRQW on   Business,   Community   and   Eco-­ nomic   Development.   Before   return-­ LQJWR9HUPRQW6DXQGHUVZRUNHGIRU Leahy  in  Washington  as  projects  direc-­ tor   for   domestic   appropriations,   and   legislative   aide   for   Housing,   Health   Care,  Education  and  Human  Services.    

Saunders  worked  on  annual  appropria-­ tions   and   budget   bills,   including   the   Farm  Bill  and  multiple  other  laws  and   initiatives.     Most   recently,   Saunders,   who   currently   lives   in   Burlington,   worked  out  of  Leahyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Montpelier  of-­ ÂżFHDVÂżHOGUHSUHVHQWDWLYHIRU(GXFD-­ tion  and  Human  Services. Another   Middlebury   native,   Claire  Anderson  Greene,  has  joined   the  Vermont  Commission  on  Wom-­ en   as   executive   staff   assistant.   She   holds   a   degree   in   Human   Geogra-­ phy   and   Geospatial   Technologies   from  UVM.  A  former  human  rights   advocate   at   La   Fundacion  Arcoiris   in  Ecuador,  Greene  has  been  active   in   advocacy   for   womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   rights   is-­ sues,   including   at   Women   Helping   Battered  Women  as  shelter  and  cri-­ sis  worker,  with  Vermont  Works  for   Women  focusing  on  work  readiness   initiatives   for   incarcerated   women   at   the   Chittenden   Regional   Cor-­ rectional  Facility,  and  as  residential   counselor   with   the   Lund   Family   Center,   where   she   provided   educa-­ tion   and   support   to   pregnant   and   parenting   women   and   their   chil-­ dren. Middlebury   resident   Robin   Scheu,   head  of  the  Addison  County  Econom-­ ic   Development   Corp.,   was   recently   DSSRLQWHGWRWKHERDUGRIWKH9HUPRQW Sustainable  Jobs  Fund.  The  18-­year-­ old   organization   aims   to   strengthen   9HUPRQWÂśV HFRQRP\ E\ SURYLGLQJ ÂżQDQFLQJ WHFKQLFDO UHVRXUFHV DQG EXVLQHVVDVVLVWDQFHWR9HUPRQWFRP-­ panies  committed  to  developing  prod-­ ucts,   offering   services,   and   creating   MREVLQWKHÂżHOGVRIUHQHZDEOHHQHUJ\ sustainable   agriculture,   and   forestry.   Scheu   has   worked   in   commercial   lending   and   bank   management   as   well   as   managing   a   consulting   busi-­ ness.   She   ran   the   Addison   County   Solid   Waste   Management   District   and  the  Middlebury  Area  Land  Trust,   and  was  treasurer  of  the  Middlebury   Natural  Foods  Co-­op.  She  is  currently   president   of   the   board   of   the   United   Way   of   Addison   County,   chairs   the   Regional   Development   Corporations   RI9HUPRQW DQG LV D PHPEHU RI WKH Porter  Medical  Center  board  and  the   Working  Lands  Enterprise  board.

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