The co-owner of Bordeau and Bushey is recognized for his commitment to agriculture. Page 4B.
A Vergennes builder of wooden boats has won a prestigious fellowship for craftsmen. Page 3A.
Youth and a tough schedule lie behind the Panther menâ€™s lacrosse teamâ€™s 1-4 record. See Page 1B.
INDEPENDENT Vol. 68 No. 12
Thursday, March 20, 2014 â—† 32 Pages
Health Â care Â reform Â makes Â some Â gains Exchange Â registration Â deadline Â March Â 31 By Â JOHN Â FLOWERS $'',621 &2817< Â² 7ZR NH\ $GGLVRQ &RXQW\ ODZPDNHUV LQYROYHG LQ WKH VWDWHÂ¶V KHDOWK FDUH UHIRUP HIIRUW VDLG WKH\ DUH SOHDVHG ZLWK 9HUPRQWHUVÂ¶ UHVSRQVH WR WKH QHZ KHDOWK LQVXUDQFH H[FKDQJH DQG FRQFHGHG WKDW ORQJDZDLWHG Â¿QDQ-Â FLDOGHWDLOVDERXWWKHWUDQVLWLRQWRD VLQJOHSD\HUV\VWHPSUREDEO\ZRQÂ¶W EHDYDLODEOHXQWLOHDUO\QH[W\HDU 7KDWZDVWKHZRUGWKLVZHHNIURP 6HQ &ODLUH $\HU RI $GGLVRQ DQG 5HS 0LNH )LVKHU RI /LQFROQ ERWK Democrats. $\HU LV FKDLUZRPDQ RI WKH 6HQ-Â DWH +HDOWK DQG :HOIDUH &RPPLWWHH ZKLOH)LVKHUFKDLUVWKH+RXVH+HDOWK &DUH &RPPLWWHH %RWK DUH KHDYLO\
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Cold Â weather Â slows Â start Â of Â sugaring Â season By Â EVAN Â JOHNSON $'',621 &2817< Â² $IWHU ZRUNLQJXSWRKRXUVDZHHNVLQFH WKHVWDUWRIZLQWHUJHWWLQJKLVWDSVLQ WKH PDSOH WUHHV WXELQJ FOHDQHG DQG KXQJDQGVDSERLOLQJDQGV\UXSERW-Â WOLQJ V\VWHP UHDG\ WR JR 'RQ *DOH RI /LQFROQ GHVFULEHG WKH VXJDULQJ VHDVRQVRIDULQWKUHHZRUGV
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By Â JOHN Â FLOWERS 0,''/(%85< Â² 5HVLGHQW +RZDUGÂ³6NLSÂ´%UXVKFRQÂ¿UPHGRQ 7XHVGD\WKDWKHZLOOVSHDUKHDGDSH-Â WLWLRQ GULYH WR IRUFH UHFRQVLGHUDWLRQ RI0LGGOHEXU\Â¶V7RZQ0HHWLQJ'D\ YRWHLQIDYRURIDPLOOLRQSODQ WREXLOGQHZWRZQRIÂ¿FHVDQGDUHF-Â reation Â center. %UXVK LV KRSLQJ WKH WRZQ YDFDWHV LWV 0DUFK GHFLVLRQ DQG LQVWHDG
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GUXJWUHDWPHQWFHQWHULQ8QGHUKLOOIRU KHU\HDUROGVRQDKHURLQDGGLFW Â³,WRQO\WRRNSKRQHFDOOVEXWZH JRW KLP LQÂ´ VKH VDLG KHU IDFH WLUHG EXWDZDVKZLWKUHOLHIÂ³+RSHIXOO\KH FDQ VWD\ WKH IXOO GD\V DQG JHW WKH KHOSKHQHHGVÂ´ .DQHÂ¶V ZDV MXVW RQH VWRU\ DPRQJ WKHURXJKO\SDUHQWVVRFLDOZRUN-Â ers, Â substance Â abuse Â counselors, Â at-Â WRUQH\VDQGODZHQIRUFHPHQWRIÂ¿FLDOV (See Â Leahy, Â Page Â 18A)
7ZRÂ¿QDOLVWV vie Â for Â Bristol Â Elementary Â principalship By Â ZACH Â DESPART %5,672/ Â² 7ZR FDQGLGDWHV IRU WKHMRERI%ULVWRO(OHPHQWDU\6FKRRO SULQFLSDO VSRNH ZLWK VWXGHQWV IDF-Â XOW\DQGSDUHQWV0RQGD\DWDQRSHQ KRXVHDWWKHVFKRRO 2QHFDQGLGDWHLVWKHLQWHULPSULQ-Â FLSDO ZKLOH WKH RWKHU LV D VFKRRO DGPLQLVWUDWRUZKRÃ€HZLQIURPKDOO-Â ZD\ DURXQG WKH ZRUOG$W WKH RSHQ KRXVH6DQG\-XPSWKHLQWHULPSULQ-Â FLSDO DQG 5R\ *HWFKHOO GLVFXVVHG WKHLUVWUHQJWKVDVDGPLQLVWUDWRUVDQG ODLGRXWWKHLUYLVLRQVIRUWKHVFKRRO -XPSZKRZDVWDSSHGWREHWKHLQ-Â WHULPSULQFLSDODWWKHHQGRIODVW\HDU VDLGKHUH[SHULHQFHLQWKHVFKRROVR IDU PDNHV KHU XQLTXHO\ TXDOLÂ¿HG WR NQRZZKDWNLQGRISULQFLSDO%ULVWRO (OHPHQWDU\QHHGV Â³<RXKDYHWKHDGYDQWDJHRINQRZ-Â LQJZKHWKHULWÂ¶VWKHULJKWÂ¿WRUQRWÂ´ VKHVDLGÂ³)URPP\VWDQGSRLQW,Â¶YH KDG WKH RSSRUWXQLW\ WR NQRZ LWÂ¶V D JRRGÂ¿W,WÂ¶VEHHQDJUHDW\HDUÂ´ -XPSVDLGVKHZDVSURXGRIKHOS-Â LQJWRGHYHORSWKHVFKRROÂ¶VWKUHH\HDU DFWLRQSODQFDOOHGWKH*UHHQ0RXQ-Â WDLQ 6WDU 3ODQ 7KH SODQ DGGUHVVHV VFKRRO FOLPDWH OHDGHUVKLS FXUULFX-Â OXPDQGSURIHVVLRQDOGHYHORSPHQW Â³,WKLQNWKHVFKRROKDVPDGHKXJH LQURDGV LQ UHJDUGV WR FOLPDWH DQG (See Â Bristol, Â Page Â 16A)
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WYATT Â THOMPSON, Â LEFT, Â Sam Â Schoenhuber Â and Â Max Â Brault Â demonstrate Â the Â water Â cycle Â as Â part Â of Â the Â /LQFROQ&RPPXQLW\6FKRROSURGXFWLRQRIÂł0XGDQG:DWHUÂ´
Lincoln Â play Â (Continued Â from Â Page Â 1A) are Â teachers Â Alice Â Leeds Â and Â Donna Â Wood. Â Leeds Â has Â directed Â plays Â for Â most Â of Â her Â 25 Â years Â at Â Lincoln Â Com-Â munity Â School. Â She Â said Â each Â play Â has Â a Â different Â theme, Â and Â this Â year Â she Â and Â her Â students Â chose Â to Â focus Â on Â an Â environmental Â issue Â â€” Â the Â WRZQÂśVKLVWRU\RIĂ€RRGLQJ )RU WKH DFFRPSDQ\LQJ DFDGHPLF unit, Â the Â students Â studied Â town Â his-Â WRU\ XVLQJ D YDULHW\ RI SULPDU\ DQG secondary Â sources. Â For Â part Â of Â the Â project, Â they Â wrote Â their Â recollec-Â tions Â of Â Tropical Â Storm Â Irene, Â which Â FDXVHG ZLGHVSUHDG GDPDJH DFURVV the Â state Â in Â 2011. Wood Â said Â community Â members Â came Â and Â talked Â to Â students Â about Â the Â Ă€RRGVLQFOXGLQJ+DWWLH%URZQZKR is Â in Â her Â 90s. â€œThe Â kids Â listened Â to Â her Â with Â bated Â breath,â€? Â Wood Â said. Â â€œAnybody Â that Â came Â in Â and Â talked Â to Â the Â kids, Â they Â were Â so Â respectful, Â and Â they Â have Â such Â a Â connection Â now.â€? Another Â couple Â showed Â video Â foot-Â DJH RI WKH )ORRG RI Âś /HHGV VDLG WKDWKHOSHGVWXGHQWVJUDVSWKHVHYHUL-Â W\RIWKHĂ€RRGZKLFKEDGO\GDPDJHG KRPHVDQGEXVLQHVVHVLQFOXGLQJWKH town Â library. Âł7KH NLGV KDYH EHHQ KHDULQJ DOO about Â Irene, Â and Â how Â disastrous Â it Â was Â in Â other Â places, Â but Â they Â didnâ€™t Â UHDOL]H KRZ EDG Âś ZDV KHUH WKDW ZKROH KRXVHV ZHQW ZDVKLQJ GRZQ
WKHULYHUULJKWKHUHLQ/LQFROQÂ´/HHGV said. 8VLQJ WKH VWXGHQW UHVHDUFK /HHGV drafted Â a Â script Â for Â the Â play, Â weav-Â LQJLQWKHZULWLQJRIVWXGHQWVSDVWDQG present. â€œThe Â piece Â is Â basically Â a Â collection Â of Â stories, Â and Â I Â wanted Â this Â to Â rep-Â resent Â various Â people Â in Â the Â Lincoln Â FRPPXQLW\ LQFOXGLQJ WKH VWXGHQWVÂś voices,â€? Â Leeds Â said. Â â€œIn Â the Â script Â I Â LQFRUSRUDWHGERWKZULWLQJVIURP,UHQH DQGWKH)ORRGRIÂśÂ´ 6WXGHQWVUHDGWKURXJKWKHVFULSWLQ 'HFHPEHU DQG EHJDQ UHKHDUVDOV LQ earnest Â in Â January. Wood, Â art Â director Â for Â the Â produc-Â WLRQVDLGWKDWOHDUQLQJWKHKLVWRU\RI /LQFROQZDVQÂśWWKHRQO\EHQHÂżWRIWKH play. Âł0RVWRIWKHIHHGEDFN,JHWDIWHUD unit Â like Â this Â is Â theyâ€™ve Â learned Â a Â lot Â about Â themselves,â€? Â Wood Â said. Â â€œThey Â learned Â they Â could Â do Â what Â they Â did Â not Â expect Â they Â could Â do.â€? Leeds Â said Â that Â because Â students Â ZHUHHDJHUWRPDNHWKHSOD\WKHEHVW it Â could Â be, Â they Â learned Â the Â lines Â of Â the Â other Â actors. â€œEvery Â kid Â will Â know Â this Â entire Â play, Â because Â theyâ€™ve Â rehearsed Â it,â€? Â /HHGV VDLG Âł7KH\ÂśYH JRW WKLV ZKROH collection Â of Â oral Â history Â internal-Â ized.â€? This Â yearâ€™s Â play Â is Â particularly Â sen-Â timental Â because Â Leeds Â and Â Wood Â are Â UHWLULQJDWWKHHQGRIWKHVFKRRO\HDU
%RWK VDLG WKH\ KDG PL[HG IHHOLQJV DERXWOHDYLQJ â€œIâ€™m Â not Â sure Â how Â Iâ€™ll Â feel Â when Â itâ€™s Â over,â€? Â Leeds Â said. Â â€œIâ€™m Â sure Â Iâ€™ll Â feel Â wistful Â about Â it.â€? Leeds Â said Â she Â doesnâ€™t Â want Â the Â QHZWHDFKHUVWRIHHOREOLJDWHGWRFRQ-Â WLQXHGRLQJSOD\VMXVWDVVKHDQG:RRG have Â done Â them. Â Even Â if Â their Â succes-Â VRUVZDQWHGWRUHFUHDWHWKHVWDJHFUDIW of Â â€œMud Â and Â Water,â€? Â it Â would Â be Â an Â arduous Â task. â€œI Â joke Â about Â this, Â that Â weâ€™ve Â creat-Â ed Â a Â monster,â€? Â Leeds Â said. Â â€œWe Â start-Â LQJRXWGRLQJWKHVHOLWWOHVNLWVWKHQLW JRWELJJHUWKHQ'RQQDVWDUWHGWHDP-Â LQJDQGZHVDLGÂľ:K\GRQÂśWZHGRD 6KDNHVSHDUHSLHFHWRJHWKHU"ÂśÂ´ <HDUDIWHU\HDUWKHSURGXFWLRQJUHZ into Â a Â massive Â annual Â production Â that Â required Â the Â coordination Â of Â dozens Â of Â students, Â teachers Â and Â parents. Âł7KLQJV QHYHU JHW VPDOOHU ZKHQ they Â become Â a Â tradition, Â so Â these Â SOD\VKDYHJRWWHQELJJHUDQGELJJHUÂ´ Leeds Â said. Leeds Â said Â that Â there Â were Â some Â bumps Â in Â the Â tech Â rehearsal Â Tuesday Â afternoon, Â but Â that Â she Â was Â not Â wor-Â ried. â€œYou Â donâ€™t Â want Â a Â pitch-Âperfect Â tech Â rehearsal, Â because Â thatâ€™s Â bad Â OXFNÂ´/HHGVVDLGÂł7KH\KDYHDJRRG performance. Â We Â want Â it Â to Â be Â as-Â WRXQGLQJÂ´ Leeds, Â by Â now Â a Â seasoned Â veteran Â RI WKH VWDJH GHVFULEHG KHUVHOI DV D
LINCOLN Â COMMUNITY Â SCHOOL Â students Â Sydney Â Minnerly, Â left, Â Lucy Â Guy, Â Rosemary Â Thurber, Â Chloe Â Ham-Â ilton, Â Sadie Â Thomas, Â Mae Â Moriarty, Â Nora Â Kirchhoff Â and Â Madison Â Little Â sing Â during Â the Â schoolâ€™s Â rehearsal Â of Â Âł0XGDQG:DWHUÂ´DSOD\DERXWĂ€RRGHYHQWVWKURXJKRXW/LQFROQÂśVKLVWRU\
ÂżUPEXWVXSSRUWLYHGLUHFWRU Âł,ÂśP YHU\ WRXJK , GRQÂśW FRPSOL-Â ment Â them Â much Â at Â all,â€? Â Leeds Â said. Instead, Â she Â focuses Â on Â construc-Â tive Â criticism Â and Â points Â out Â how Â students Â could Â improve Â their Â perfor-Â mances. Â She Â said Â she Â has Â noticed Â the Â SLHFHVVORZO\FRPLQJWRJHWKHUDQGDV PXFKDVWKHVWXGHQWVPD\WU\WRVKUXJ off Â her Â direction, Â her Â advice Â sticks. Âł,WHOOWKHPDOOWKHVHWKLQJVDQGD lot Â of Â that Â they Â donâ€™t Â take Â in,â€? Â Leeds Â VDLG Âł%XW ZKHQ WKH\ NQRZ WKH\ÂśUH SHUIRUPLQJ DQG ,ÂśP QRW WKHUH WR UH-Â mind Â them, Â all Â of Â the Â sudden Â they Â take Â it Â seriously.â€? $ JURXS RI VL[WKJUDGHUV ZKR were Â part Â of Â the Â play Â last Â year, Â ac-Â NQRZOHGJHG RQ WKH HYH RI WKH ÂżUVW performance Â that Â the Â production Â was Â MADISON Â LITTLE Â MAKES Â a Â DFRPSOH[DQGGHPDQGLQJRQH SRLQWGXULQJÂł0XGDQG:DWHUÂ´UH-Â â€œItâ€™s Â a Â really Â complicated Â play,â€? Â KHDUVDO7XHVGD\ Rosemary Â Thurber Â said. Â â€œThereâ€™s Â a Â bunch Â of Â characters.â€? DFWLQJRXWÂ´ :LVGRP(GZDUGVVDLGKHWKRXJKW Thurberâ€™s Â classmate, Â Sam Â Schoen-Â the Â play Â was Â well-Âcast. huber, Â concurred. Âł,ÂśP JODG , JRW WKH ROG PDQ UROH â€œItâ€™s Â different Â than Â the Â plays Â weâ€™ve Â EHFDXVH,KDYHDYHU\JRRGROGPDQ done Â in Â previous Â years,â€? Â Schoenhu-Â voice,â€? Â Edwards Â said. EHUVDLGÂł,OLNHLWEHFDXVH\RXJHWWR The Â students, Â who Â werenâ€™t Â born Â learn Â more Â about Â your Â town.â€? XQWLODIWHUWKH)ORRGRIÂśVDLGWKH\ The Â students Â said Â they Â were Â proud Â learned Â a Â lot Â about Â their Â townâ€™s Â his-Â WR KDYH FRQWULEXWHG WR ZULWLQJ SDUWV WRU\E\GRLQJWKHSOD\ of Â the Â play. Âł%HIRUH DOO , NQHZ ZDV WKHUH â€œItâ€™s Â cool Â to Â know Â who Â wrote Â ZDVDEDGĂ€RRGDQGLWUXLQHGWKHOL-Â VRPHWKLQJ DQG KHDU VRPHRQH DFWX-Â EUDU\Â´ 7KXUEHU VDLG Âł,W ZDV JRRG ally Â say Â it,â€? Â Edwards Â said. to Â learn Â more Â about Â what Â we Â were Â The Â students Â said Â they Â expected Â
LINCOLN Â COMMUNITY Â SCHOOL Â student Â Riley Â Oâ€™Neil Â delivers Â a Â line Â LQÂł0XGDQG:DWHUÂ´
a Â full Â house Â for Â their Â performance Â 7KXUVGD\HYHQLQJ7KHFXUWDLQJRHV up Â at Â 7 Â p.m. Despite Â two Â snow Â days Â last Â week Â that Â cut Â into Â rehearsal Â time Â and Â the Â absence Â of Â actors Â due Â to Â illness, Â the Â \RXQJWKHVSLDQVVDLGWKH\IHOWUHDG\ to Â put Â the Â show Â on Â â€” Â even Â if Â there Â ZHUHVRPHEXWWHUĂ€LHV â€œA Â lot Â of Â community Â members Â are Â characters Â in Â the Â play,â€? Â Thurber Â VDLGÂł,WÂśVJRLQJWREHIXQEXWZLOO make Â me Â nervous Â with Â them Â in Â the Â audience.â€?
SYDNEY Â MINNERLY, Â far Â right, Â portrays Â Lincoln Â Librarian Â Linda Â Norton Â while Â castmates Â portray Â books Â lost Â LQWKHĂ€RRGRIGXULQJUHKHDUVDORIWKHVFKRROSOD\7XHVGD\ Independent Â photos/Trent Â Campbell
Addison Â Independent, Â Thursday, Â March Â 20, Â 2014 Â â€” Â PAGE Â 3A
Vergennes Â boatbuilder Â wins Â prestigious Â craft Â fellowship Brooks Â recognized Â nationally Â for Â work By Â JOHN Â S. Â McCRIGHT VERGENNES Â â€” Â Douglas Â Brooks, Â a Â Vergennes Â resident Â who Â builds Â stunningly Â beautiful Â and Â use-Â ful Â wooden Â boats Â by Â hand, Â has Â won Â a Â IHZDZDUGVIRUKLVÂżQHFUDIWVPDQVKLS over Â the Â years. Â But Â Brooks Â was Â really Â moved Â when Â he Â was Â named Â the Â win-Â ner Â of Â the Â American Â Craft Â Council Â Rare Â Craft Â Fellowship Â Award. â€œNothing Â like Â this Â has Â ever Â hap-Â SHQHGWRPHÂ´%URRNVVDLGÂł,ÂśYHJRW-Â ten Â some Â prestigious Â grants Â to Â fund Â P\UHVHDUFKDQGP\ÂżUVWERRNZDV honored Â by Â the Â Japanese Â Ministry Â of Â Culture, Â but Â this Â is Â by Â far Â the Â biggest Â DZDUG,KDYHUHFHLYHGÂ´ The Â Craft Â Council Â and Â the Â fel-Â lowship Â co-Â sponsor, Â Scot-Â â€œHeâ€™s tish Â whiskey Â really quite maker Â The Â amazing in B a l v e n i e , Â the diversity presented Â the Â of his skills. award Â at Â an Â Artists arenâ€™t exclusive Â lun-Â always good cheon Â at Â Per Â Se, Â celebrity Â researchers chef Â Thom-Â and writers as Â Kellerâ€™s Â but he is, swanky Â res-Â and heâ€™s also taurant Â in Â New Â York Â City. an excellent Brooks Â was Â public RQH RI ÂżYH speaker.â€? ÂżQDOLVWV DQG â€” Bill Brooks the Â winner Â was Â chosen Â by Â a Â panel Â of Â curators Â from Â prestigious Â institutions Â including Â the Â Smithson-Â ianâ€™s Â Renwick Â Gallery. Bill Â Brooks, Â executive Â director Â of Â the Â Henry Â Sheldon Â Museum Â of Â Vermont Â History Â and Â no Â relation Â to Â Douglas, Â noted Â that Â the Â American Â Craft Â Council Â has Â thousands Â of Â mem-Â bers Â and Â several Â hundred Â of Â the Â best Â craftspeople Â in Â the Â country Â applied Â for Â the Â fellowship. Â Â â€œItâ€™s Â a Â nationally Â recognized Â orga-Â QL]DWLRQÂ´%LOO%URRNVVDLGÂł7RKDYH him Â chosen Â and Â a Â Vermonter Â chosen Â LVYHU\VSHFWDFXODUÂ´ The Â fellowship Â is Â awarded Â annu-Â ally Â in Â recognition Â and Â support Â of Â contributions Â to Â the Â maintenance Â and Â revival Â of Â traditional Â or Â rare Â crafts Â in Â America. Â To Â be Â considered Â for Â the Â Fellowship, Â individu-Â als Â must Â demonstrate Â a Â con-Â tribution Â to Â the Â preservation Â of Â traditional Â and Â rare Â craft Â techniques, Â processes, Â or Â prod-Â ucts Â and Â meet Â a Â quality Â criterion. Â For Â winning, Â Brooks Â will Â receive Â a Â $10,000 Â endowment Â to Â go Â toward Â materials Â and Â continuing Â his Â craft. Â He Â was Â also Â awarded Â a Â once-Âin-Âa-Â lifetime Â trip Â to Â Scotland, Â where Â he Â will Â get Â to Â spend Â time Â at Â the Â his-Â
ated Â in Â 2002 Â from Â the Â Middlebury Â College Â Language Â School, Â where Â he Â learned Â Japanese. ,Q KH PDGH KLV ÂżUVW WULS WR Japan Â to Â study Â traditional Â boatbuild-Â ing Â techniques, Â methods Â of Â which Â he Â strives Â to Â preserve. Â Brooks Â has Â completed Â research Â and Â several Â in-Â ternships Â with Â Japanese Â boatbuilders, Â documenting Â the Â design Â secrets Â and Â techniques Â of Â his Â teachers Â in Â an Â effort Â to Â preserve Â this Â now-Âvanishing Â craft. Â He Â continues Â to Â make Â boats Â for Â muse-Â ums Â and Â private Â clients, Â also Â teaching Â and Â lecturing Â on Â both Â American Â and Â Japanese Â boatbuilding Â traditions. Â He Â also Â publishes Â regularly. Douglas Â Brooks Â said Â the Â fellowship Â money Â will Â help Â further Â his Â work. â€œObviously Â this Â career Â path Â has Â not Â been Â a Â highway Â to Â riches, Â so Â every Â OLWWOH ELW KHOSVÂ´ KH VDLG Âł, DP FXU-Â rently Â trying Â to Â raise Â funds Â to Â return Â to Â Tohoku Â (which Â is Â in Â the Â zone Â of Â Ja-Â pan Â hit Â by Â tsunami) Â to Â document Â the Â work Â of Â the Â last Â surviving Â boatbuilder Â RIWKDWUHJLRQÂ´ He Â noted Â that Â this Â area Â had Â perhaps Â the Â highest Â concentration Â of Â tradi-Â tional Â wooden Â boats Â in Â Japan Â and Â it Â LVHVWLPDWHGWKDWSHUFHQWRIWKH boats Â were Â destroyed Â by Â the Â 2012 Â tsu-Â nami. Brooks Â was Â in Â a Â different Â part Â of Â Ja-Â pan Â last Â summer Â building Â a Â boat Â in Â an Â international Â arts Â festival. Â He Â was Â one Â of Â 200 Â artists Â chosen Â from Â around Â the Â world Â to Â take Â part. Â He Â built Â a Â replica Â BOATBUILDER Â DOUGLAS Â BROOKS, Â above Â sits Â in Â the Â basement Â RIDWUDGLWLRQDOÂżVKLQJERDWIURPWKDW workshop Â of Â his Â Vergennes Â home. Â Brooks Â recently Â won Â the Â American Â region Â with Â a Â Japanese Â apprentice Â Crafts Â Council Â rare Â craft Â fellowship Â in Â competition Â with Â hundreds Â of Â ar-Â helping Â him. tisans Â from Â around Â the Â country. Â Â Â He Â is Â also Â due Â to Â return Â to Â Japan Â Independent Â photo/Trent Â Campbell this Â April Â to Â build Â a Â small Â boat Â at Â a Â toric Â Balvenie Â distillery, Â apprenticing Â KLVÂżUVW-DSDQHVHERDWZDVPDGHHV-Â museum Â outside Â of Â Kyoto. Âł$OO ÂżYH RI P\ WHDFKHUV LQ -DSDQ under Â a Â local Â craftsman Â of Â his Â choos-Â sentially Â using Â Japanese Â barrel-Âmak-Â were Â inspiring Â personalities Â who Â have Â ing. Â The Â two-Âweek Â Fellowship Â will Â ing Â techniques. include Â a Â week Â where Â Brooks Â will Â %URRNVEXLOWKLVÂżUVWERDWLQ shaped Â the Â way Â I Â think Â about Â my Â craft Â learn Â more Â about Â the Â traditional Â crafts Â as Â a Â college Â student Â in Â the Â Williams-Â DVZHOODVP\WHDFKLQJÂ´%URRNVVDLG of Â whisky Â making Â while Â also Â receiv-Â Mystic Â Maritime Â Studies Â Program Â â€œThe Â Japanese Â apprentice Â systemâ€™s Â ing Â the Â rare Â opportunity Â to Â work Â with Â at Â Mystic Â Seaport Â Museum. Â Brooks Â approach Â to Â teaching Â is Â very Â different Â legendary Â malt Â master Â David Â Stew-Â earned Â a Â philosophy Â degree Â from Â than Â our Â western Â tradition. Â It Â is Â some-Â art. 7ULQLW\ &ROOHJH LQ DQG JUDGX-Â thing Â I Â think Â about Â more Â and Â more Â as Â I Â work Â with Â students. Brooks Â said Â he Â looks Â forward Â to Â But Â Brooksâ€™ Â attention Â is Â not Â only Â seeing Â the Â distillery Â and Â in Â particular Â focused Â on Â Japan. Â Heâ€™s Â done Â a Â fair Â meeting Â their Â coopers, Â since Â amount Â of Â research Â on Â historical Â boat-Â building Â locally Â and Â has Â worked Â with Â 0LGGOHEXU\ VWXGHQWV RQ ÂżQGLQJ RXW more Â about Â traditional Â trapping Â boats. Â He Â taught Â a Â winter-Âterm Â course Â at Â the Â
Real Â Estate Â and Â You by Â Ingrid Punderson Â Jackson DOUGLAS Â BROOKS Â BUILT Â this Â Tokyo Â tenmasen, Â and Â he Â will Â build Â another Â this Â spring Â in Â Japan.
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and Â the Â town Â discriminated Â against Â the Â plaintiffs Â in Â a Â series Â of Â zoning Â actions;Íž Â harassed, Â threatened Â and Â defamed Â them;Íž Â and Â that Â â€œneighborsâ€™ Â attempts Â to Â drive Â Ms. Â Ernst Â and Â Ms. Â Supeno Â out Â of Â town Â were Â openly Â DEHWWHGE\VHYHUDOWRZQRIÂżFLDOVÂ´ At Â least Â in Â part, Â the Â lawsuit Â al-Â leges, Â Ernst Â and Â Supeno, Â who Â are Â described Â therein Â as Â a Â couple Â for Â the Â past Â 21 Â years, Â faced Â that Â discrimina-Â tion Â and Â harassment Â because Â of Â their Â sexual Â orientation. The Â lawsuit Â states, Â â€œVarious Â ille-Â gal Â and Â discriminatory Â enforcement Â
decisions Â by Â the Â town Â constitute Â governmental Â favoritism Â toward Â one Â group Â of Â town Â residents, Â while Â at Â the Â VDPHWLPHGHQ\LQJFRPPRQEHQHÂżWV to Â similarly Â situated Â members Â of Â an Â oppressed Â community, Â i.e., Â gays Â and Â OHVELDQVÂ´ The Â suit Â seeks Â a Â jury Â trial Â on Â all Â WKH LVVXHV DQG ÂłPRQH\ GDPDJHVÂ´ from Â the Â defendants. Â Ernst Â and Â Su-Â peno Â bought Â their Â Addison Â lakefront Â home Â in Â 2004. Kauffman, Â whose Â comments Â were Â made Â in Â a Â series Â of Â emails, Â said Â he Â (See Â Addison, Â Page Â 6A)
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college Â where Â students Â build Â a Â trap-Â ping Â boat. â€œI Â am Â looking Â forward Â to Â doing Â more Â work Â documenting Â the Â small Â boat Â traditions Â of Â the Â Lake Â Champlain Â Basin, Â a Â subject Â that Â has Â been Â com-Â SOHWHO\XQH[SORUHGWRGDWHÂ´KHVDLG Brooks, Â along Â with Â the Â Sheldon Â Museum, Â recently Â secured Â a Â grant Â from Â the Â Lake Â Champlain Â Basin Â Program Â to Â work Â with Â students Â at Â the Â Patricia Â A. Â Hannaford Â Career Â Center Â researching Â and Â document-Â ing Â the Â traditions Â of Â trapping Â boats Â in Â Essex Â County, Â N.Y., Â and Â Addison Â County, Â V. Â He Â hopes Â to Â build Â repli-Â cas Â of Â both Â types Â of Â boats Â with Â the Â
students Â next Â fall. Bill Â Brooks Â said Â the Â boatbuilder Â was Â very Â deserving Â of Â this Â recent Â honor. Â He Â had Â worked Â with Â Douglas Â Brooks Â when Â Bill Â was Â executive Â di-Â rector Â of Â the Â Frog Â Hollow Â Vermont Â State Â Crafts Â Center Â back Â in Â the Â late Â ÂľV DQG HDUO\ V 'RXJODV KDG developed Â and Â presented Â some Â edu-Â cational Â programs. â€œDouglas Â is Â a Â great Â craftsman Â an Â H[FHOOHQW KLVWRULDQ DQG UHVHDUFKHUÂ´ Bill Â Brooks Â said. Â â€œHeâ€™s Â really Â quite Â amazing Â in Â the Â diversity Â of Â his Â skills. Â Artists Â arenâ€™t Â always Â good Â research-Â ers Â and Â writers Â but Â he Â is, Â and Â heâ€™s Â also Â DQH[FHOOHQWSXEOLFVSHDNHUÂ´
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Govâ€™s Â funding Â of Â the Â war Â on Â opiates Â hurts Â more Â than Â helps %\-RKQ5+XJKHV0' As Â an Â addiction Â psychiatrist, Â I Â clearly Â believe Â Vermont Â has Â an Â opiate Â problem Â that Â needs Â to Â be Â addressed, Â but Â cutting Â resources Â for Â Vermontâ€™s Â comprehensive Â tobacco Â control Â program Â to Â solve Â that Â problem Â isnâ€™t Â the Â right Â answer. Â Since Â 1999, Â Vermont Â has Â received Â about Â $30 Â million Â each Â year Â from Â the Â tobacco Â industry Â to Â atone Â for Â the Â damage Â it Â has Â done Â to Â Vermonters. Â From Â FY2001 Â to Â FY2004, Â the Â legislature Â allocated Â an Â average Â of Â $4.6 Â million Â a Â year Â for Â these Â funds Â for Â the Â stateâ€™s Â tobacco Â control Â program. Â In Â addition, Â the Â legislature Â placed Â a Â total Â of Â $21 Â million Â over Â four Â years Â in Â a Â trust Â fund Â to Â provide Â funding Â for Â future Â tobacco Â control Â efforts. Â At Â one Â point, Â it Â reached Â a Â high Â of Â $31 Â million Â due Â to Â interest Â accrued. Â However, Â the Â trust Â fund Â has Â been Â used Â over Â the Â years Â to Â patch Â budget Â holes Â and Â fund Â Medicaid Â and Â other Â program, Â cutting Â into Â the Â reserve. The Â governor Â recently Â proposed Â to Â allocate Â more Â expenditure Â to Â treat Â heroin Â and Â prescription Â drug Â problems Â in Â Vermont. Â As Â a Â physician Â who Â has Â treated Â such Â patients Â and Â as Â one Â who Â is Â aware Â that Â our Â treatment Â programs Â in Â Vermont Â have Â huge Â waiting Â lists, Â I Â congratulate Â the Â governor Â on Â this Â effort. Â However, Â I Â disagree Â with Â the Â governorâ€™s Â spending Â proposal Â that Â would: Â 1) Â wipe Â out Â the Â tobacco Â trust Â fund, Â 2) Â use Â up Â all Â of Â the Â $8.3 Â million Â Vermont Â received Â from Â the Â recent Â settlement Â with Â R. Â J. Â Reynolds Â over Â false Â advertising Â of Â its Â tobacco Â products, Â and Â 3) Â take Â DQRWKHUPLOOLRQLQIXQGVWKHVWDWHUHFHLYHGWKDWZHUHSUHYLRXVO\ withheld Â by Â the Â tobacco Â industry. Â Vermontâ€™s Â tobacco Â control Â program Â funding Â has Â already Â been Â cut Â by Â 39 Â percent Â since Â the Â program Â began. Â Future Â funding Â for Â the Â program Â also Â faces Â a Â real Â threat Â with Â an Â empty Â trust Â fund Â (yes, Â all Â $31 Â million Â will Â be Â gone) Â and Â the Â diversion Â of Â more Â than Â 80 Â percent Â of Â the Â tobacco Â payments Â to Â other Â uses. One Â major Â reason Â I Â have Â for Â disagreeing Â with Â the Â governorâ€™s Â budget Â is Â that Â smoking Â is Â one Â of Â the Â major Â causes Â of Â skyrocketing Â health Â care Â costs Â in Â Vermont. Â Vermont Â spends Â $348 Â million Â in Â annual Â health Â care Â costs Â related Â to Â smoking. Â Thus, Â stopping Â kids Â from Â starting Â smoking Â and Â motivating Â and Â helping Â adult Â smokers Â stop Â is, Â according Â to Â the Â US Â Surgeon Â General, Â the Â most Â cost Â effective Â ways Â to Â save Â lives Â and Â reduce Â health Â costs. Â Vermontâ€™s Â tobacco Â control Â program Â has Â been Â successful Â in Â preventing Â kids Â from Â beginning Â smoking, Â but Â experiences Â in Â other Â states Â clearly Â show Â that Â cutting Â tobacco Â program Â funding Â results Â in Â more Â kids Â beginning Â to Â smoke. A Â second Â reason Â is Â that Â cutting Â tobacco Â control Â funding Â will Â likely Â increase Â the Â prevalence Â of Â opiate Â addiction Â in Â Vermont. Â This Â is Â because Â tobacco Â use Â is Â a Â gateway Â to Â other Â drugs. Â Teenagers Â who Â begin Â smoking Â DUHWKUHHWRÂżYHWLPHVPRUHOLNHO\WRODWHUKDYHRSLDWHDQGRWKHUGUXJ problems Â that Â those Â who Â do Â not Â begin Â smoking. Â So, Â by Â eliminating Â the Â trust Â fund Â as Â a Â future Â source Â of Â funding Â for Â tobacco Â control, Â we Â will Â inadvertently Â make Â the Â opiate/drug Â problem Â worse. Â If Â the Â governor Â wants Â to Â re-Âallocate Â money Â to Â pay Â for Â drug Â abuse, Â I Â think Â it Â best Â not Â to Â use Â a Â strategy Â that Â will Â actually Â make Â opiate Â use Â worse. Â As Â proposed, Â the Â governorâ€™s Â budget Â represents Â a Â classic Â â€œstealing Â IURP3HWHUWRSD\3DXOÂ´DSSURDFK Isnâ€™t Â there Â some Â way Â to Â fund Â drug Â abuse Â treatment Â and Â also Â continue Â a Â successful Â tobacco Â program? John Â R. Â Hughes, Â MD, Â is Â a Â professor Â in Â the Â University Â of Â Vermont Â Medical Â School Â and Â Medical Â Director, Â Tobacco-ÂFree Â Vermont. Â
Petition Â on Â town Â vote Â offers Â DGGLWLRQDOWLPHIRUUHĂ€HFWLRQ 7KHSHWLWLRQWRUHFRQVLGHU0LGGOHEXU\ÂśV7RZQ0HHWLQJ'D\YRWHRQ DPLOOLRQSODQWREXLOGDQHZPXQLFLSDOEXLOGLQJDQGUHFUHDWLRQ center Â and Â create Â a Â park Â on Â the Â existing Â site Â is Â to Â be Â expected Â and Â UHVSHFWIXOO\FRQVLGHUHG3HWLWLRQVIUHTXHQWO\IROORZFRQWURYHUVLDODQG close, Â votes. Â Middlebury Â native Â Skip Â Brush Â is Â spearheading Â the Â petition Â drive Â to Â vacate Â the Â March Â 4 Â decision, Â and Â instead Â build Â a Â new Â municipal Â building Â and Â senior Â center Â at Â 105-Â111 Â Court Â Street, Â formerly Â occupied Â E\/LJKWQLQJ3KRWR%RWKEXLOGLQJVDUHFXUUHQWO\HPSW\%UXVKÂśVSODQ would Â also Â have Â the Â town Â build Â a Â recreational Â facility Â as Â an Â addition Â to Â WKH0HPRULDO6SRUWV&HQWHUDW%XWWROSK'ULYHÂ˛QHDUWKHWRZQ swimming Â pool Â on Â the Â northeast Â corner Â of Â the Â Mary Â Hogan Â Elementary Â 6FKRROJURXQGV%UXVKKDVÂżJXUHGWKHWRZQFRXOGFRPSOHWHWKHWRWDO SURMHFWIRUURXJKO\6HHVWRU\RQ3DJH$
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A Â BUCKET Â HANGS Â from Â a Â maple Â tree Â in Â front Â of Â the Â old Â sugarhouse Â at Â Bread Â Loaf Â View Â Farm Â in Â Corn-Â wall Â Wednesday. Â The Â continued Â cold Â weather Â is Â pushing Â back Â the Â start Â of Â sugaring Â season. Independent Â photo/Trent Â Campbell
Spring Â a Â pipe Â dream? Â Just Â pretend The Â cold, Â snowy Â days Â just Â keep Â piling Â up Â during Â this, Â the Â seemingly Â endless Â winter Â of Â 2013-Â2014. Â The Â records Â keep Â falling Â with Â the Â temperatures Â as Â the Â meteorologists Â tell Â us Â that Â this Â has Â been Â one Â of Â the Â coldest Â winters Â on Â record Â since Â the Â late Â 1800s. Â Not Â a Â record Â worth Â celebrat-Â ing Â as Â I Â fog Â up Â the Â window Â on Â the Â front Â door Â of Â our Â house Â ZRQGHULQJÂ˛QRZLQPLG0DUFKÂ˛LI,FDQZDONWRWKH mailbox Â and Â back Â without Â catching Â frostbite. 6RLQFHOHEUDWLQJWKHÂłRIÂżFLDOÂ´HQGRIZLQWHUWKLVZHHN (on Â paper, Â anyway), Â Iâ€™ve Â decided Â to Â engage Â in Â some Â ac-Â tivities Â that Â will Â make Â me Â think Â that Â itâ€™s Â warmer Â than Â it Â actually Â is, Â in Â order Â to Â buoy Â my Â spirits Â for Â the Â inevitable Â thaw. Â My Â strategies Â will Â include: Â‡ *ULOOLQJ RXWGRRUV :KR FDUHV LI the Â thermometer Â reads Â single Â digits, Â By John nothing Â says Â â€œspringâ€? Â like Â the Â sounds Â Flowers and Â scent Â of Â burgers Â on Â the Â grill. Â So Â what Â if Â that Â grilling Â sound Â is Â over-Â shadowed Â with Â the Â chattering Â of Â my Â teeth Â reacting Â to Â yet Â another Â appearance Â of Â the Â dreaded Â polar Â vortex. Â So Â what Â if Â the Â food Â gets Â cold Â during Â the Â 10-Â foot Â walk Â from Â the Â porch Â to Â the Â dining Â room. Â In Â my Â mind, Â it Â will Â be Â spring. Â‡3OD\LQJ'RQ+R/3V'RHVQÂśWPDWWHULIWKHRXWGRRU VFHQHU\LVDGUHDU\DPDOJDPRIZKLWHÂżHOGVDQGEURZQ WUHHV3XWRQVRPH+DZDLLDQOXDXPXVLFFORVH\RXUH\HV and Â you Â can Â imagine Â yourself Â basking Â on Â sandy Â beaches, Â shaded Â under Â leafy Â palms. Â Add Â a Â tropical Â drink Â to Â en-Â hance Â the Â effect. Â Just Â donâ€™t Â go Â outside, Â or Â be Â prepared Â for Â a Â rude Â awakening. Â‡:DWFKWKHEDVHEDOOVSULQJWUDLQLQJJDPHVRQWHOHYL-Â sion. Â Your Â front Â yard Â might Â be Â covered Â with Â snowdrifts, Â but Â your Â favorite Â Major Â League Â Baseball Â team Â is Â dancing Â on Â freshly Â mowed Â grass Â or Â genuine Â Astroturf Â somewhere Â in Â either Â Florida Â or Â Arizona. Â You Â want Â to Â be Â there, Â but Â your Â bank Â account, Â job Â and/or Â kidsâ€™ Â schooling Â say Â oth-Â
erwise. Â But Â you Â can Â always Â dream. Â For Â a Â more Â realistic Â ballpark Â effect, Â charge Â yourself Â $30 Â for Â parking Â in Â your Â home Â garage Â and Â another Â $10 Â for Â a Â lukewarm Â hotdog. Â For Â extra Â realism, Â invite Â a Â drunk Â neighbor Â over Â for Â the Â game Â DQGKDYHKLPKHUUHSHDWHGO\FDOOWKHFHQWHUÂżHOGHUDEXP Â‡6LWLQ\RXUPRWKEDOOHGVSRUWVFDURUERDW6XUH\RXU IDYRULWHÂżVKLQJKROHLVVWLOOFRYHUHGZLWKHLJKWLQFKHVRI LFHÂ˛LI\RXSLFNHG-XO\IRUWKH/DNH'XQPRUH,FH Out, Â youâ€™re Â probably Â a Â winner. Â But Â if Â youâ€™re Â fortunate Â HQRXJKWRKDYHDÂżVKLQJERDWLQ\RXUJDUDJHWDNHDVHDW SXWRQDOLIHSUHVHUYHUDQGĂ€LFNDFRX-Â ple Â of Â casts Â with Â your Â rod Â and Â reel. Â Of Â course Â the Â only Â thing Â youâ€™ll Â catch Â is Â D FROG RU VRPH IUR]HQ ÂżVK VWLFNV RXW of Â your Â freezer, Â but Â at Â least Â youâ€™ve Â got Â the Â spirit. If Â youâ€™ve Â got Â a Â â€œsummer Â carâ€? Â hiber-Â nating Â somewhere, Â sit Â in Â the Â driverâ€™s Â VHDWDQGGUHDPDOLWWOH3UHWHQG\RXÂśUH FUXLVLQJGRZQ5RXWHZLWKWKHZLQG blowing Â through Â your Â hair Â (or Â in Â my Â case, Â scalp). Â No Â mat-Â ter Â that Â under Â current Â conditions, Â the Â car Â would Â get Â stuck Â in Â the Â driveway Â or Â disintegrate Â from Â the Â road Â salt. Â Be-Â sides, Â using Â your Â imagination Â will Â save Â you Â a Â lot Â on Â gas. Â‡0HVVDJH\RXU)DFHERRNIULHQGVOLYLQJLQZDUPH[-Â otic Â places. Â Look Â at Â their Â photos Â of Â their Â tanned, Â happy Â faces Â frolicking Â in Â emerald Â surf Â under Â azure Â skies. Â And Â swear Â at Â them. Â Only Â under Â your Â breath, Â mind Â you, Â as Â you Â GRQÂśW ZDQW WR EH Ă€DJJHG XQGHU )DFHERRNÂśV REVFHQLW\ standards. Â‡&RRNZLWKDORWRIVSLFHVÂ˛FXUULHVSHSSHUV%%4 rubs. Â If Â you Â canâ€™t Â work Â up Â a Â good Â sweat Â outside, Â at Â least Â youâ€™ll Â be Â able Â to Â do Â so Â at Â the Â dinner Â table. Â Special Â bonus Â if Â you Â perspire Â so Â profusely Â that Â you Â have Â to Â fan Â yourself. Â‡ 'UHVV OLNH WKH PDMRULW\ RI $GGLVRQ &RXQW\ KLJK schoolers Â youâ€™ve Â seen Â this Â winter;Íž Â in Â other Â words, Â dress Â (See Â Clippings, Â Page Â 5A)
Sandersâ€™ Â campaign Â put Â into Â context Sen. Â Bernie Â Sanders Â is Â seriously Â considering Â running Â for Â president Â in Â 2016. Â In Â an Â interview Â with Â â€œThe Â Nationâ€? Â magazine, Â Sanders Â said Â he Â will Â spend Â a Â fair Â amount Â of Â time Â in Â the Â coming Â months Â exploring Â a Â presidential Â cam-Â paign Â with Â progressive Â individuals Â and Â organizations Â around Â the Â country. Sanders Â is Â most Â unlikely Â to Â be Â elected Â president, Â and Â he Â knows Â that. Â What Â Sanders Â is Â pondering Â is Â an Â educa-Â tional Â campaign Â using Â a Â presidential Â candidacy Â to Â raise Â WKHSURÂżOHRILVVXHVDERXWZKLFKKHFDUHVGHHSO\DQGWR call Â votersâ€™ Â attention Â to Â aspects Â of Â the Â political Â system Â and Â media Â structures Â that Â prevent Â these Â issues Â from Â becom-Â ing Â higher Â priorities. Â Sanders Â told Â â€œThe Â Nationâ€? Â that Â if Â he Â runs Â for Â president, Â his Â campaign Â would Â emphasize Â â€œthe Â collapse Â of Â the Â middle Â class, Â more Â people Â living Â in Â poverty, Â the Â growing Â gap Â between Â the Â By Â Eric Â L. Â Davis rich Â and Â the Â poor, Â and Â the Â high Â cost Â of Â education.â€? Â He Â would Â also Â talk Â about Â the Â growing Â disconnect Â between Â the Â political Â process Â and Â important Â constituencies, Â especially Â the Â white Â working Â class. Â Sanders Â argues Â that Â white Â working-Âclass Â Americans Â either Â have Â given Â up Â on Â politics, Â or Â vote Â against Â their Â interests Â by Â supporting Â Republican Â candidates, Â for Â three Â reasons. Â First, Â coverage Â of Â politics Â in Â the Â mainstream Â me-Â dia Â is Â increasingly Â focused Â on Â personalities Â rather Â than Â is-Â sues: Â â€œChris Â Christieâ€™s Â weight Â or Â Hillaryâ€™s Â latest Â hairdo.â€? Â 6HFRQGWKHFDPSDLJQÂżQDQFHV\VWHPÂ˛ERWKOHJLVODWLRQ DQGUHFHQW6XSUHPH&RXUWGHFLVLRQVÂ˛SURYLGHVIDUPRUH RSSRUWXQLWLHVIRUFRUSRUDWLRQVDQGWKHZHDOWK\WRLQĂ€X-Â
ence Â politics Â than Â working-Âclass Â and Â middle-Âclass Â voters. Â Third, Â an Â institution Â that Â could Â counteract Â these Â media Â DQGFDPSDLJQÂżQDQFHELDVHVÂ˛WKH'HPRFUDWLF3DUW\Â˛ has Â itself Â increasingly Â gravitated Â toward Â the Â interests Â of Â corporations, Â Wall Â Street Â and Â wealthy Â individuals. Â If Â Sanders Â were Â to Â run Â for Â president, Â he Â would Â use Â VRPH RI WKH VDPH UKHWRULF WKDW )UDQNOLQ ' 5RRVHYHOW XVHGLQWKHVÂ˛DWWDFNVRQÂłHFRQRPLFUR\DOLVWVÂ´DQG the Â need Â to Â â€œdrive Â the Â money Â changers Â from Â the Â temple.â€? Â %XWZRXOG6DQGHUVUXQDVD'HPRFUDWRUDVDQLQGHSHQ-Â dent Â third-Âparty Â candidate? Â Sanders Â told Â â€œThe Â Nationâ€? Â he Â needs Â to Â answer Â that Â question Â if Â he Â decides Â to Â become Â a Â presidential Â candidate. I Â believe Â that Â Sanders Â would Â be Â able Â to Â accomplish Â the Â goals Â he Â has Â set Â for Â his Â campaign Â more Â effectively Â E\HQWHULQJWKH'HPRFUDWLFSULPDULHV and Â caucuses Â than Â by Â running Â as Â an Â independent. Â First, Â because Â of Â com-Â plex Â signature-Âgathering Â and Â other Â UHTXLUHPHQWVLWLVYHU\GLIÂżFXOWWRJHW on Â the Â ballot Â as Â an Â independent Â in Â all Â 50 Â states. Â Second, Â Sanders Â is Â most Â unlikely Â to Â come Â close Â to Â the Â 15 Â per-Â FHQWLQQDWLRQDOSROOVWKDWWKH&RPPLVVLRQRQ3UHVLGHQ-Â WLDO'HEDWHVUHTXLUHVIRUDQLQGHSHQGHQWFDQGLGDWHWREH included Â in Â the Â fall Â broadcast Â debates. Â Third, Â as Â was Â the Â case Â with Â Ralph Â Nader Â in Â 2000, Â an Â independent Â candidate Â FDQVLSKRQMXVWHQRXJKYRWHVDZD\IURPWKH'HPRFUDWWR allow Â the Â Republican Â to Â win Â the Â electoral Â votes Â in Â a Â few Â competitive Â states. ,I 6DQGHUV ZHUH WR HQWHU WKH 'HPRFUDWLF SULPDULHV (See Â Davis, Â Page Â 5A)
7KH9HUJHQQHV3ROLFH'HSDUW-Â ment Â would Â like Â to Â express Â our Â deepest Â appreciation Â to Â the Â citizens Â of Â Vergennes Â for Â the Â trust Â and Â sup-Â port Â they Â have Â given Â us Â during Â the Â process Â of Â site Â acquisition, Â design Â and Â construction Â of Â a Â home Â for Â the Â 9HUJHQQHV3ROLFH'HSDUWPHQW Throughout Â the Â process, Â discus-Â sion Â and Â planning Â between Â all Â parties Â involved Â was Â conducted Â in Â a Â frank Â but Â focused Â and Â produc-Â tive Â manner, Â keeping Â in Â mind Â the Â requirements Â of Â the Â facility Â as Â well Â as Â the Â interests Â of Â the Â taxpayers. Â The Â enthusiasm Â and Â engagement Â our Â current Â Mayor Â Bill Â Benton Â and Â IRUPHU0D\RU0LNH'DQLHOVRXU City Â Manager Â Mel Â Hawley, Â past Â and Â present Â city Â council Â members, Â and Â citizens Â displayed Â was Â encouraging Â and Â heartening Â to Â all Â of Â us. Â As Â a Â community Â we Â have Â realized Â DQHZSROLFHIDFLOLW\RQHWKDWEHÂżWV our Â city Â in Â design, Â location Â and Â cost. Â It Â is Â a Â structure Â designed Â to Â allow Â us Â to Â conduct Â our Â law Â enforcement Â GXWLHVLQDVDIHUPRUHHIÂżFLHQWDQG professional Â manner. Â Throughout Â the Â past Â four Â and Â a Â half Â years, Â we Â have Â worked Â together Â to Â keep Â our Â community Â safe Â and Â make Â it Â an Â attractive Â place Â to Â live, Â work Â and Â visit. We Â are Â proud Â to Â be Â a Â â€œcorner-Â stoneâ€? Â of Â our Â community, Â not Â only Â DVWKHÂżUVWEXLOGLQJ\RXVHHDV\RX enter Â our Â city Â from Â the Â north, Â but Â also Â as Â a Â symbol Â of Â Vergennesâ€™ Â commitment Â to Â its Â police Â depart-Â ment Â and Â cityâ€™s Â development Â plan. Â We Â will Â continue Â to Â provide Â profes-Â sional Â law Â enforcement Â services Â to Â our Â citizens Â and Â work Â in Â collabora-Â tion Â with Â other Â law Â enforcement Â agencies Â to Â keep Â our Â highways Â safe Â and Â thwart Â criminal Â activity. Â Â Our Â new Â facility Â is Â a Â tremendous Â source Â of Â pride Â for Â us Â and Â we Â will Â treat Â our Â new Â home Â with Â all Â the Â respect Â and Â care Â it Â deserves. Â There Â will Â be Â an Â open Â house Â event Â planned Â for Â a Â future Â date Â in Â May;Íž Â please Â take Â the Â opportunity Â to Â come Â by Â and Â see Â your Â new Â police Â station. We Â also Â would Â be Â remiss Â if Â we Â did Â not Â take Â this Â opportunity Â to Â give Â credit Â to Â Bread Â Loaf Â Corp. Â for Â their Â guidance Â and Â professional Â services Â throughout Â this Â endeavor. Â They Â were Â a Â pleasure Â to Â work Â with Â throughout Â the Â entire Â process. Once Â again, Â we Â thank Â you Â for Â your Â tremendous Â support Â and Â for Â working Â with Â us Â to Â provide Â a Â beauti-Â ful Â facility Â that Â will Â serve Â our Â cityâ€™s Â needs Â for Â many Â years Â to Â come. Â We Â look Â forward Â to Â serving Â you Â in Â the Â future Â and Â God Â bless Â you. &KLHI0HUNHODQGWKH2IÂżFHUV RIWKH9HUJHQQHV3ROLFH Department 9HUJHQQHV
Budding Â artists Â feted Â in Â Bristol Art Â on Â Main Â in Â Bristol Â had Â an Â DPD]LQJUHFHSWLRQRQ0DUFK,W was Â to Â recognize Â our Â Emerging Â Artists Â from Â Mount Â Abraham Â Union Â High Â School. It Â was Â one Â of Â the Â best Â receptions Â held Â there. Â Seventy-Âseven Â stu-Â dents, Â parents, Â relatives Â and Â friends Â crowded Â into Â the Â gallery Â in Â tribute Â to Â these Â students Â along Â with Â three Â faculty Â and Â two Â gallery Â staff. The Â studentsâ€™ Â work Â will Â be Â on Â display Â until Â March Â 26. Â The Â gallery, Â Art Â on Â Main, Â 25 Â Main Â St., Â Bristol, Â is Â open Â Tuesday-ÂFriday, Â 11 Â a.m. Â to Â 5 Â p.m. Â and Â 10 Â a.m. Â to Â 6 Â p.m. Â on Â Saturday. Cynthia Â Guild Â Kling Board Â Member Art Â on Â Main 6WDUNVERUR
Workers Â deserve Â paid Â sick Â days I Â am Â a Â therapeutic Â equine Â instruc-Â tor, Â a Â member Â of Â the Â Vermont Â Work-Â ers Â Center, Â and Â a Â leader Â in Â my Â union, Â Vermont Â Homecare Â United. Â Iâ€™m Â also Â a Â hard Â working Â momma Â to Â my Â two Â boys Â and Â my Â partner. We Â all Â want Â to Â live Â with Â dignity, Â provide Â for Â our Â families, Â and Â be Â able Â to Â get Â what Â we Â need. Â Yet Â many Â of Â us Â across Â the Â state, Â like Â myself, Â work Â multiple Â jobs Â and Â are Â struggling Â to Â meet Â our Â fundamental Â needs. Â We Â fall Â back Â on Â state Â assistance Â when Â our Â income Â is Â insecure Â or Â our Â pay Â Ă€XFWXDWHV The Â current Â system Â forces Â us Â to Â choose Â between Â going Â to Â work Â sick, Â losing Â income Â or Â even Â a Â job. Â We Â must Â choose Â between Â caring Â (See Â Letter, Â Page Â 5A)
Addison Independent, Thursday, March 20, 2014 — PAGE 5A
Letters to the Editor
Remembering the ‘lost’ ski areas
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Public Â encouraged Â to Â attend Â local Â â€˜Poetry Â Rocksâ€™ Â events Â in Â April
BRANDON Â â€” Â Since Â 1996, Â poetry Â has Â been Â celebrated Â nation-Â ally Â each Â April Â through Â readings, Â festivals, Â book Â displays, Â workshops, Â and Â other Â events. Â The Â Academy Â of Â American Â Poets Â established Â National Â Poetry Â Month Â â€œto Â widen Â the Â attention Â of Â individuals Â and Â the Â media Â â€” Â to Â the Â art Â of Â poetry, Â to Â living Â poets, Â to Â our Â complex Â poetic Â heritage, Â and Â to Â poetry Â books Â and Â journals Â of Â wide Â aesthetic Â range Â and Â concern.â€? Compass Â Music Â and Â Arts Â Center Â in Â Brandon Â is Â helping Â to Â encour-Â age Â a Â wider Â readership Â for Â poetry Â and Â readers Â of Â all Â ages Â by Â offering Â â€œPoetry Â Rocksâ€? Â events Â throughout Â
Mary Youngs, 51, Brandon BRANDON Â â€” Â Mary Â Louise Â Youngs, Â age Â 51, Â died Â of Â cancer Â Thursday, Â March Â 13, Â 2014, Â at Â Rutland Â Regional Â Medical Â Center. Mary Â was Â born Â in Â Stamford, Â Conn., Â on Â June Â 30, Â 1962, Â to Â John Â R. Â and Â Jean Â (Middlemas) Â Youngs. Â She Â grew Â up Â in Â Stamford, Â where Â she Â graduated Â in Â 1979 Â from Â Westhill Â High Â School. Â She Â graduated Â from Â the Â University Â of Â Connecticut Â (1983, Â B.S.), Â and Â pursued Â advanced Â studies Â in Â Marine Â Biology Â at Â Florida Â Institute Â of Â Technology. Â She Â had Â many Â adven-Â tures Â traveling, Â including Â attending Â ÂżUVWJUDGHLQ/DXVDQQH6ZLW]HUODQG ZKHUH VKH VSRNH )UHQFK Ă€XHQWO\ after Â one Â month. She Â bought Â her Â home Â in Â Brandon Â in Â 1999, Â moving Â from Â Stamford, Â where Â she Â had Â worked Â for Â many Â years Â as Â the Â â€œHappy Â Bartenderâ€? Â at Â the Â Ponus Â Yacht Â Club. Â She Â renovated Â her Â home Â with Â gusto, Â and Â the Â help Â of Â friends. Â She Â was Â a Â talented Â cook Â who Â always Â tried Â to Â feed Â the Â world. Â A Â diehard Â Pittsburgh Â Steelers Â fan, Â Mary Â loved Â all Â sports, Â games, Â and Â
SX]]OHV 6KH ZDV D PHPEHU RI WKH Auxiliaries Â of Â the Â American Â Legion Â and Â Veterans Â of Â Foreign Â Wars, Â and Â loved Â her Â time Â spent Â at Â the Â Brandon Â Library Â and Â at Â the Â Townwide Â Sales Â and Â Auctions. Â For Â a Â girl Â who Â was Â tough Â as Â nails, Â she Â had Â a Â heart Â of Â gold Â and Â was Â always Â ready Â to Â help. Â She Â was Â known Â for Â her Â quick Â wit Â and Â great Â sense Â of Â humor. Â Mary Â is Â survived Â by Â her Â father Â and Â stepmother, Â John Â and Â Dee Â $EERWW <RXQJV RI )DLUÂżHOG &RQQ her Â housemate Â and Â uncle, Â Donald Â <RXQJVKHUVLVWHUDQGEURWKHULQODZ &DURODQG5LFKDUG5HHGRI/HLFHVWHU brothers Â Jack Â Youngs Â of Â Atlantic Â City, Â N.J., Â and Â Jim Â Youngs Â and Â his Â ZLIH%HUWKHOOHRI:HVW+DYHQ8WDK and Â her Â dear Â friend Â Tammy Â Forrest. Â Several Â aunts, Â uncles, Â nieces, Â neph-Â ews, Â grand-Ânephews, Â a Â grand-Âniece, Â and Â many Â cousins Â also Â survive Â her. She Â was Â predeceased Â by Â her Â mother Â in Â 1998. A Â celebration Â of Â her Â life Â was Â held Â on Â Sunday, Â March Â 16, Â in Â Leicester. Â Private Â burial Â will Â take Â place, Â at Â a Â
Surviving Â is Â her Â daughter, Â Carolyn Â Kay Â Bride Â of Â Forest Â Dale. Â Six Â grand-Â children, Â 12 Â great-Âgrandchildren, Â three Â great-Âgreat-Âgrandchildren Â and Â several Â nieces, Â nephews Â and Â cousins Â also Â survive Â her. She Â was Â predeceased Â by Â her Â KXVEDQG%HUW.QLJKWLQ-XO\ KHU VRQ $OOHQ .QLJKW LQ D EURWKHU %XVWHU %DUU\ DQG WZR sisters, Â Violet Â Mumblo Â and Â Sadie Â Taylor. A Â private Â memorial Â service Â â€œIn Â Celebration Â of Â Her Â Lifeâ€? Â will Â be Â held Â at Â a Â later Â date. Memorial Â gifts Â may Â be Â made Â to Â Addison Â County Â Humane Â Society, Â 236 Â Boardman Â St., Â Middlebury, Â VT Â 05753.
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Eleanor Noyes, 91, Middlebury MIDDLEBURY Â â€” Â Eleanor Â â€œEllieâ€? Â Noyes, Â died Â March Â 19, Â 2014, Â at Â Porter Â Medical Â Center Â at Â the Â age Â of Â 91. Â Eleanor Â left Â pain Â behind Â as Â she Â ventured Â to Â join Â the Â Lord. Born Â in Â Proctor, Â Ellie Â was Â the Â third Â of Â seven Â children Â born Â to Â James Â and Â Josephine Â (Counter) Â Culver. Â Ellie Â knew Â many Â people Â from Â her Â years Â of Â waiting Â on Â tables Â at Â the Â Middlebury Â Inn. Â She Â was Â EHVWUHFRJQL]HGIRUKHUORQJZDONV through Â town Â where Â she Â greeted Â everyone Â with Â a Â warm Â smile Â and Â a Â positive Â voice. Â Ellie Â leaves Â behind Â four Â children, Â 6DQGUD 7DERU RI 3RUWODQG 2UH William Â â€œBillâ€? Â Noyes Â and Â his Â wife Â 6DQGL RI %LJ /DNH $OD /\QGD Rheaume Â and Â her Â husband Â Ray Â of Â Leicester Â and Â Cecilia Â Noyes Â of Â Middlebury. Â Ellie Â has Â eight Â grand-Â children Â and Â four Â great-Âgrandchil-Â dren Â that Â she Â enjoyed Â being Â with. Â For Â her Â 90th Â birthday, Â all Â her Â family Â
gathered Â for Â a Â week Â of Â togetherness Â and Â sharing, Â this Â was Â a Â highlight Â for Â her Â as Â well Â as Â the Â rest Â of Â the Â family. Â She Â is Â also Â survived Â by Â her Â sister Â Cecilia Â (Red Â Rogers) Â Curry Â and Â Isabelle Â Demsko. She Â was Â predeceased Â by Â her Â SDUHQWV VLVWHUV (OL]DEHWK 7XIWV .D\ 6ZLGHU DQG $OLFH 'DQ\RZ RQHEURWKHU-DPHV&XOYHUDQGKHU ex-Âhusband, Â William Â Noyes. Â At Â Eleanorâ€™s Â request, Â a Â private Â burial Â will Â take Â place Â at Â the Â familyâ€™s Â convenience. Â Donations Â in Â her Â honor Â may Â be Â made Â to Â Addison Â County Â Home Â Health Â and Â Hospice, Â P.O. Â Box Â 754, Â Middlebury, Â VT Â 05753, Â who Â assisted Â Ellie Â through Â many Â recov-Â eries, Â or Â Elderly Â Services Â Project Â Independence, Â 112 Â Exchange Â St., Â ELEANOR Â NOYES Middlebury, Â VT Â 05753 Â where Â she Â continued Â to Â make Â new Â friends Â while Â she Â was Â able Â to Â attend. Â Funeral Â Home, Â 117 Â South Â Main Â St., Â Arrangements Â are Â under Â the Â Middlebury, Â VT Â 05753, Â www.sand-Â direction Â of Â Sanderson-ÂDucharme Â HUVRQIXQHUDOVHUYLFHFRPÂ¸
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Guests Â may Â bring Â their Â own Â drinks. Â These Â events Â are Â free Â and Â open Â to Â the Â public. Â However, Â a Â collection Â will Â be Â taken Â to Â support Â the Â opening Â of Â the Â Green Â Mountain Â Poets Â House Â within Â the Â Compass Â Music Â and Â Arts Â Center Â and Â a Â read-Â ing/activity Â room Â for Â children Â up Â to Â the Â age Â of Â 10. The Â Compass Â Music Â and Â Arts Â Center Â is Â open Â seven Â days Â a Â week Â from Â 10 Â a.m.-Â5 Â p.m. Â and Â is Â located Â in Â Park Â Village Â at Â 333 Â Jones Â Drive Â in Â Brandon. Â (Park Â Village Â is Â the Â former Â Brandon Â Training Â School, Â located Â 1.5 Â miles Â north Â of Â downtown Â Brandon Â off Â of Â Arnold Â District Â Road.) Â More Â information Â is Â at Â www.cmacvt.org.
(Continued Â from Â Page Â 3A) 2011 Â to Â many Â residents. Â It Â states Â was Â â€œsickened Â by Â the Â accusations Â that Â letter Â defamed Â the Â plaintiffs Â and Â against Â the Â town, Â myself Â and Â my Â damaged Â their Â business Â relationships Â wife.â€? in Â Addison. Â Kauffman, Â who Â has Â served Â as Â The Â suit Â makes Â the Â same Â claims Â chairman Â of Â the Â Addison Â selectboard Â about Â a Â 20-Âpage Â statement Â that Â it Â for Â the Â past Â several Â years, Â said Â the Â says Â John Â Carrigan Â was Â improperly Â town Â has Â not Â discriminated Â against Â allowed Â to Â read Â to Â the Â selectboard Â in Â Ernst Â and Â Supeno. November Â 2011. Â â€œI Â donâ€™t Â believe Â that Â sexual Â orien-Â The Â suit Â claims Â the Â handwriting Â tation Â has Â anything Â to Â do Â with Â the Â for Â the Â addresses Â on Â the Â Wikileaks Â way Â the Â town Â does Â business, Â nor Â has Â letter Â matches Â Carol Â Kauffmanâ€™s Â the Â town Â engaged Â in Â any Â activities Â to Â handwriting. Â That Â letter, Â included Â drive Â the Â plaintiffs Â out Â of Â this Â town,â€? Â as Â an Â exhibit, Â purported Â to Â tell Â â€œThe Â Kauffman Â said. Â â€œOn Â the Â contrary, Â TRUTH Â about Â the Â Barbarasâ€? Â and Â Barbara Â Supeno Â has Â served Â in Â an Â DOOHJHG SDVW ÂżQDQFLDO DQG OHJDO DSSRLQWHG RIÂżFH $OWHUQDWH WR WKH improprieties Â and Â called Â them Â Addison Â County Â Regional Â Planning Â â€œduplicitousâ€? Â and Â â€œdiabolical.â€? Â Commission) Â for Â the Â past Â couple Â Jeff Â Kauffman Â said Â he Â only Â years.â€? received Â the Â Wikileaks Â letter Â in Â the Â The Â lawsuit Â mail, Â and Â that Â his Â points Â to Â â€œMy faith is wife Â would Â not Â Kauffmanâ€™s Â service Â send Â an Â anonymous Â as Â pastor Â of Â the Â always a part of letter. Â He Â also Â said Â Hope Â Community Â who I am, and KHZDVFRQÂżGHQWKH Fellowship, Â a Â and Â Addison Â would Â Baptist Â Church. Â causes me to have Â prevailed Â in Â It Â claims Â that, Â treat all people WKHÂżUVWFRPSODLQW â€œUntil Â recently, Â the Â â€œAnyone Â who Â webpage Â for Â Mr. Â fairly and with knows Â my Â wife Â Kauffmanâ€™s Â church Â dignity. For that knows Â that Â she Â linked Â to Â several Â is Â not Â afraid Â to Â faith-Âbased Â anti-Â reason, I can sign Â her Â name Â to Â gay Â websitesâ€? Â that Â say that I have anything Â she Â writes. Â call Â homosexuality, Â She Â had Â had Â no Â part Â never â€˜unreservamong Â other Â things, Â in Â this. Â All Â of Â the Â â€œunnatural Â and Â edly expressed matters Â mentioned Â animalistic Â wicked-Â hatred for gays in Â the Â suit Â are Â public Â ness.â€? Â It Â also Â claims Â record Â and Â easily Â that Â Kauffman Â has Â and lesbians.â€™ I accessible Â to Â any Â privately Â expressed Â donâ€™t know what who Â want Â to Â know Â anti-Âgay Â views. Â the Â whole Â story,â€? Â he Â K a u f f m a n Â private conversasaid. Â â€œThe Â only Â part Â rejected Â those Â tion they may be that Â is Â not Â public Â assertions. Â record Â at Â this Â point Â â€œMy Â faith Â is Â referring to in that is Â that Â this Â is Â the Â always Â a Â part Â of Â regard.â€? second Â â€˜trialâ€™ Â on Â who Â I Â am, Â and Â these Â grounds Â and Â â€” Jeff Kauffman, WKH ÂżUVW RQH ZDV causes Â me Â to Â treat Â Addison selectman going Â to Â go Â in Â favor Â all Â people Â fairly Â and Â with Â dignity,â€? Â he Â of Â the Â town Â and Â said. Â â€œFor Â that Â reason, Â I Â can Â say Â that Â I Â myself.â€? have Â never Â â€˜unreservedly Â expressed Â Ernst Â and Â Supenoâ€™s Â newer Â lawsuit Â hatred Â for Â gays Â and Â lesbians.â€™ Â I Â donâ€™t Â called Â the Â HUD Â process Â â€œa Â toothless Â know Â what Â private Â conversation Â they Â inquiry, Â conducted Â by Â an Â investigator Â may Â be Â referring Â to Â in Â that Â regard.â€? who Â appeared Â to Â share Â the Â anti-Âgay Â bias Â of Â many Â in Â the Â Town.â€? OTHERS Â NAMED The Â Carrigans Â could Â not Â be Â imme-Â The Â lawsuit Â also Â accuses Â diately Â reached Â for Â comment. Â They Â Kauffmanâ€™s Â wife, Â Carol, Â and Â the Â are Â not Â listed Â in Â the Â phone Â book, Â Carrigans Â of Â defaming Â Ernst Â and Â DQGDQXPEHULQD]RQLQJÂżOHDWWKH Supeno, Â in Â part Â with Â materials Â that Â $GGLVRQ WRZQ RIÂżFH ZDV QR ORQJHU they Â allege Â can Â only Â have Â come Â from Â in Â service. Â The Â Independent Â sent Â Jeff Â Kauffman. a Â letter Â on Â Tuesday Â to Â their Â listed Â Ernst Â and Â Supeno Â in Â May Â 2010 Â South Â Burlington Â address Â and Â hopes Â ÂżOHG D FLYLO ULJKWV GLVFULPLQD-Â to Â receive Â comment Â at Â some Â point. tion Â complaint Â against Â the Â town Â via Â the Â Vermont Â Human Â Rights Â DISCRIMINATORY Â ACTIONS? Commission. Â The Â commission Â The Â lawsuit Â makes Â several Â claims Â referred Â the Â complaint Â to Â the Â U.S. Â WKDWWRZQRIÂżFLDOVWUHDWHG(UQVWDQG Department Â of Â Housing Â and Â Urban Â Supeno Â differently Â than Â their Â neigh-Â Development. Â Ernst Â and Â Supeno Â bors, Â all Â of Â whom Â live Â in Â a Â lakefront Â withdrew Â that Â complaint Â in Â February Â area Â in Â which Â many Â pre-Âexisting Â 2011, Â but Â not Â until Â after Â a Â December Â homes Â do Â not Â conform Â to Â current Â 2010 Â mediation Â meeting Â with Â Jeff Â ]RQLQJ DQG UHVW RQ VPDOO JUDQGID-Â Kauffman. Â thered Â lots Â that Â also Â do Â not Â conform. 7KHVXLWFODLPVFRQÂżGHQWLDOPDWH-Â Zoning Â in Â that Â area Â has Â been Â prob-Â rial Â from Â that Â meeting Â was Â used Â in Â lematic, Â and Â waiver Â language Â in Â an Â anonymous Â nine-Âpage Â â€œAddison Â QHZ ]RQLQJ UHJXODWLRQV GHVLJQHG WR Wikileaksâ€? Â letter Â mailed Â in Â April Â DGGUHVVWKHGLIÂżFXOW\RZQHUVIDFHLQ
improving Â their Â properties Â has Â been Â debated Â in Â recent Â years. The Â lawsuit Â claims Â that Â Addison Â DQGLWVRIÂżFLDOV Â‡ ,OOHJDOO\ DOORZHG SODLQWLIIVÂś neighbors Â to Â expand Â uses Â on Â their Â properties, Â but Â harassed Â plain-Â tiffs Â for Â legal Â uses, Â including Â for Â a Â privacy Â fence Â and Â a Â handicap Â ramp Â they Â said Â should Â have Â been Â exempt Â IURP]RQLQJVHWEDFNV7KHSODLQWLIIV FODLPHG WKH WRZQ DWWHPSWHG WR ÂżQH them Â for Â the Â fence Â for Â being Â non-Â conforming Â without Â ever Â measuring Â it, Â and Â the Â town Â eventually Â dismissed Â the Â complaint. Â Â‡ 5DLVHGWKHDVVHVVHGYDOXHRIWKHLU property Â by Â 300 Â percent, Â compared Â to Â 50 Â percent Â for Â other Â properties Â in Â their Â lakefront Â neighborhood. Â Â‡ &RQVLVWHQWO\ IDLOHG WR QRWLI\ WKHP RI ]RQLQJ KHDULQJV IRU QHLJK-Â boring Â properties, Â as Â required Â by Â law. Â .DXIIPDQ ZKR VHUYHG DV ]RQLQJ administrator Â from Â 2008 Â to Â 2012, Â was Â asked Â about Â that Â allegation. Âł, NQRZ ZH KDYH PDGH ]RQLQJ mistakes, Â but Â I Â am Â unsure Â of Â that Â one,â€? Â he Â said. Â‡ )DLOHGWRFOHDQWKHVSUD\SDLQWHG message Â â€œI Â Éž Â FAGSâ€? Â from Â the Â town Â RIÂżFH SDUNLQJ ORW IRU DOPRVW WZR years. Â‡ )DOVHO\ FODLPHG WKHLU GRJ was Â barking Â and Â harassed Â them Â over Â several Â days Â over Â the Â issue. Â According Â to Â the Â lawsuit, Â their Â dog Â was Â â€œnot Â barking. Â It Â was Â at Â that Â time Â almost Â 17 Â years Â old Â and Â paraple-Â JLF ZLWK SDUWLDOO\ SDUDO\]HG YRFDO chords.â€?
Marjorie Knight, 96, Middlebury MIDDLEBURY Â â€” Â Marjorie Â Lillian Â Knight, Â 96, Â of Â Middlebury Â died Â Monday, Â March Â 17, Â 2014, Â at Â the Â Pines Â of Â Rutland. She Â was Â born Â in Â Shoreham Â on Â July Â 15, Â 1917. Â She Â was Â the Â daughter Â of Â James Â and Â Lillian Â Barry. Â She Â grew Â up Â in Â Shoreham Â where Â she Â received Â her Â early Â education. June Â 1, Â 1938, Â she Â married Â Bert Â Eugene Â Knight Â in Â Middlebury. Â They Â made Â their Â home Â in Â Cornwall Â and Â New Â Haven Â before Â moving Â to Â Middlebury Â in Â July Â 1957. In Â her Â earlier Â years Â she Â worked Â as Â an Â apple Â picker Â in Â orchards Â in Â Shoreham Â and Â Cornwall. Â Her Â family Â says Â she Â was Â an Â animal Â lover, Â loved Â to Â cook Â and Â was Â an Â avid Â bingo Â player.
the Â month Â of Â April. Â The Â public Â is Â welcome Â to Â practice Â and Â appreciate Â poetry Â at Â any Â of Â them. First Â is Â a Â poetry Â slam/open-Âmike Â night Â on Â Friday, Â April Â 4, Â from Â 7-Â9 Â p.m. Â This Â is Â an Â open Â invitation Â to Â local Â poets, Â spoken Â word Â artists, Â musicians Â and Â dramatists Â to Â read Â and Â perform Â their Â favorite Â pieces. Â Light Â refreshments Â will Â be Â available. Two Â Poetry Â Unplugged Â events Â will Â follow, Â on Â Sunday, Â April Â 13, Â DQG 6XQGD\$SULO DW SP Anyone Â can Â share Â their Â favorite Â poem. Those Â who Â arenâ€™t Â interested Â in Â performing Â are Â invited Â to Â come Â and Â listen. Â
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98+60W$EHWRSUHVHQWDWFRQIHUHQFHRQHGXFDWLRQLQQRYDWLRQ By Â ANDY Â KIRKALDY NORWOOD, Â Mass. Â â€” Â Teachers Â and Â students Â from Â Vergennes Â and Â Mount Â Abraham Â union Â high Â schools Â on Â Thursday Â and Â Friday Â will Â be Â presenting Â at Â a Â major Â conference Â in Â Norwood, Â Mass., Â about Â the Â efforts Â to Â transform Â and Â improve Â education Â at Â their Â schools. Â VUHS Â and Â Mount Â Abraham Â were Â among Â four Â Vermont Â schools Â invited Â to Â present Â at Â the Â High Â School Â Redesign Â in Â Action Â confer-Â ence, Â which Â is Â sponsored Â by Â the Â New Â England Â Secondary Â School Â Consortium Â (NESSC), Â a Â regional Â partnership Â committed Â to Â high Â school Â innovation Â and Â funded Â by Â the Â Nellie Â Mae Â Education Â Foundation. Â The Â Nellie Â Mae Â foundation Â has Â also Â awarded Â VUHS Â two Â grants Â totaling Â almost Â $400,000 Â to Â support Â its Â efforts Â to Â switch Â to Â a Â system Â of Â â€œPerformance Â Based Â Graduation Â Requirements,â€? Â or Â PBGRs. Â That Â system Â will Â require Â students Â to Â demonstrate Â mastery Â of Â subjects Â to Â earn Â their Â diplomas, Â including Â via Â hands-Âon Â projects, Â rather Â than Â by Â just Â earning Â enough Â credits Â by Â sitting Â in Â classes. According Â to Â a Â press Â release Â from Â the Â Vermont Â Department Â of Â Education, Â the Â conference Â will Â focus Â on Â â€œeffective Â strategies Â for Â improving Â teaching Â and Â learning.â€? The Â groups Â from Â the Â Addison Â County Â schools Â will Â be Â joined Â by Â representatives Â of Â South Â Burlington Â High Â and Â Cabot Â schools. Â All Â four Â are Â
members Â of Â the Â NESCCâ€™s Â League Â of Â Innovative Â Schools, Â which Â NESCC Â RIÂżFLDOV GHVFULEH DV D QHWZRUN RI secondary Â schools Â working Â together Â to Â improve Â their Â programs Â and Â perfor-Â mance Â and Â to Â promote Â the Â exchange Â of Â best Â practices Â and Â strategies. According Â to Â the Â press Â release, Â the Â VFKRROVVHOHFWHGE\1(6&&RIÂżFLDOV ÂłKDYHPDGHVLJQLÂżFDQWSURJUHVVUDLV-Â ing Â student Â achievement, Â graduation Â rates, Â college-Âenrollment Â numbers, Â or Â other Â indicators Â of Â educational Â success.â€? Â Â In Â the Â press Â release, Â Vermont Â Secretary Â of Â Education Â Rebecca Â Holcombe Â praised Â the Â Vermont Â schools Â for Â their Â efforts Â to Â involve Â students Â in Â their Â own Â learning Â paths Â and Â thus Â in Â turn Â improve Â the Â quality Â of Â the Â stateâ€™s Â delivery Â of Â education. Â â€œWe Â know Â that Â our Â students Â need Â to Â walk Â different Â paths Â to Â reach Â these Â shared Â goals,â€? Â Holcombe Â said. Â â€œOur Â schools Â are Â working Â hard Â to Â personalize Â learning Â and Â build Â on Â each Â studentâ€™s Â individual Â passions Â and Â strengths, Â so Â that Â our Â students Â ÂżQGVFKRROUHOHYDQWPHDQLQJIXODQG challenging Â in Â all Â the Â best Â ways.â€? The Â Mount Â Abraham Â presentation Â is Â titled, Â â€œSeamless Â Coexistence: Â Integrating Â Coursework Â And Â Personalized Â Learning.â€? Presenting Â for Â the Â Bristol Â school Â will Â be Â personalized Â learning Â advisers Â Russell Â Comstock, Â Gerrie Â Huets Â and Â Josie Â Jordan;Íž Â students Â Robin Â Kuhns Â and Â Brian Â Wendel;Íž Â and Â Principal Â Andy Â Kepes.
According Â to Â the Â press Â release, Â Mount Â Abraham Â has Â spent Â the Â past Â ÂżYH \HDUV ÂłGHYHORSLQJ D SHUVRQDO-Â ized-Âpathways Â programâ€? Â that Â differs Â from Â other Â such Â programs Â â€” Â â€œthe Â great Â majority Â of Â the Â students Â who Â take Â part Â in Â the Â pathways Â program Â also Â take Â other Â courses Â at Â the Â school.â€? Creating Â what Â the Â press Â release Â called Â a Â â€œhybrid Â model Â (that) Â has Â allowed Â many Â more Â students Â to Â take Â advantage Â of Â personalized Â learningâ€? Â has Â posed Â challenges. Mount Â Abraham Â presenters Â will Â not Â only Â describe Â the Â â€œpersonalized-Â learning Â opportunities Â offered Â by Â the Â school,â€? Â but Â also Â â€œengage Â partici-Â pants Â in Â a Â frank Â and Â honest Â discus-Â sion Â of Â the Â schoolâ€™s Â struggles Â with Â a Â blended Â model Â of Â student Â learning. Â Participants Â will Â have Â a Â chance Â to Â hear Â from Â and Â ask Â questions Â to Â staff Â and Â students, Â and Â they Â will Â leave Â the Â workshop Â with Â a Â stronger Â under-Â standing Â of Â personalized Â learning, Â as Â ZHOO DV WKH FKDOOHQJHV DQG FRQĂ€LFWV that Â may Â arise.â€? The Â VUHS Â presentation Â is Â titled, Â â€œFrom Â Hypothesis Â To Â Practice: Â The Â Messiness Â Of Â School-ÂWide Â Transformation.â€? Presenters Â are Â teacher Â Matthew Â Deblois, Â who Â helped Â create Â the Â schoolâ€™s Â call-Âback Â system Â that Â allows Â teachers Â to Â quickly Â intervene Â if Â a Â student Â is Â falling Â behind Â in Â a Â class;Íž Â teacher Â Kristine Â Kirkaldy, Â who Â has Â coordinated Â the Â schoolâ€™s Â PBGR Â effort Â and Â co-Âwrote Â the Â Nellie Â Mae Â grant Â applications;Íž Â special Â educator Â
Beth Â Adreon, Â who Â is Â facilitating Â a Â Personalized Â Learning Â Grant Â the Â school Â received Â from Â the Â AOE;Íž Â and Â students Â Brianna Â Gebo Â and Â Natalie Â Salley. Â The Â press Â release Â notes Â that Â â€œthe Â schoolâ€™s Â transition Â to Â personalized, Â performance-Âbased Â learningâ€? Â is Â ongo-Â ing Â while Â VUHS Â attempts Â to Â balance Â â€œthe Â hopes Â and Â dreams Â of Â students Â and Â staff;Ížâ€? Â embrace Â â€œrigor, Â relevance, Â and Â relationshipsâ€?;Íž Â and Â offer Â students Â â€œvoice Â and Â choice Â as Â they Â work Â to Â acquire Â vital Â 21st-Âcentury Â skills.â€? According Â to Â the Â press Â release, Â â€œstudents Â and Â teachers Â will Â share Â their Â recent Â adventures Â on Â their Â journey Â toward Â Performance-ÂBased Â Graduation Â Requirements, Â including, Â
from Â both Â the Â studentsâ€™ Â and Â the Â teachersâ€™ Â points Â of Â view, Â topics Â such Â as Â e-Âportfolio-Âbased Â evaluation, Â yearlong Â projects, Â and Â integrated Â systems Â of Â support. Â â€œIn Â addition Â to Â hearing Â from Â all Â learners Â involved Â (teachers Â and Â students), Â participants Â can Â come Â away Â with Â tools Â and Â templates Â for Â enhancing Â the Â three Â â€˜Rsâ€™ Â in Â their Â school.â€? South Â Burlington Â advisers Â and Â students Â will Â present Â on Â the Â â€œperson-Â alized, Â experiential-Âlearning Â school-Â within-Âa-Âschoolâ€? Â there Â that Â focuses Â RQ ÂłSURÂżFLHQF\EDVHG OHDUQLQJÂ´ They Â will Â offer, Â the Â press Â release Â stated, Â â€œconcrete Â stepsâ€? Â other Â schools Â can Â take Â to Â start Â such Â a Â
program. Cabot Â teachers Â and Â students Â will Â present Â on Â how Â the Â Cabot Â high Â school Â band Â has Â transformed Â into Â a Â touring Â professional Â soul-Âfunk-Ârock Â band Â that Â has Â â€œtaken Â on Â all Â of Â the Â responsibilities Â necessary Â to Â inde-Â pendently Â manage Â their Â band Â and Â enter Â the Â professional Â music Â world.â€? Band Â students Â have Â also Â produced Â documentaries Â for Â a Â local Â radio Â station, Â and Â workshop Â participants Â â€œwill Â get Â a Â glimpse Â into Â the Â schoolâ€™s Â curriculum-Âmapping Â process Â and Â tips Â on Â how Â to Â meaningfully Â infuse Â the Â arts Â into Â a Â project-Âbased Â teaching Â and Â learning Â environment.â€? Andy Â Kirkaldy Â may Â be Â reached Â at Â email@example.com.
0\WDVNÂżQGLQJDXVHIRU0DUFK March Â has Â never Â been Â my Â favor-Â April, Â May, Â and Â June Â is Â Clutter Â month. Â ite Â month. Â In Â fact, Â in Â my Â personal Â to Â garden;Íž Â the Â purpose Â By Â April, Â when Â rankings Â of Â Vermontâ€™s Â monthsâ€™ Â of Â July Â and Â August Â is Â I Â want Â to Â begin Â desirability, Â it Â edges Â out Â November Â to Â play Â outdoors Â all Â to Â spend Â most Â for Â Worst Â Month Â of Â the Â Year. Â It Â day;Íž Â the Â purpose Â of Â of Â the Â daylight Â feels Â like Â a Â damp Â and Â dreary Â time Â September Â is Â to Â notice Â hours Â outdoors, Â to Â be Â endured, Â like Â a Â long Â stretch Â that Â I Â havenâ€™t Â gone Â back Â my Â indoor Â of Â boring Â highway, Â on Â the Â way Â to Â to Â school Â and Â continue Â spaces Â will Â be Â somewhere Â more Â interesting. Â And Â playing Â outdoors;Íž Â the Â Âż[HG DQG FOHDQ like Â a Â kid Â trapped Â in Â the Â back Â seat Â purpose Â of Â October Â is Â and Â clutter Â free. Â on Â that Â boring Â highway, Â I Â usually Â WRÂżOOWKHIUHH]HU April Â is Â like Â the Â get Â grouchy, Â restless, Â and Â impatient Â Some Â people Â already Â beginning Â of Â a Â â€” Â not Â a Â state Â of Â mind Â that Â I Â enjoy Â KDYH ÂżJXUHG RXW D shiny Â new Â year, Â or Â desire. purpose Â for Â March. Â For Â and Â the Â infra-Â Poor Â March! Â Many Â of Â my Â friends Â snowbirds, Â the Â purpose Â structure Â of Â my Â and Â neighbors Â also Â freely Â malign Â of Â March Â is Â to Â stay Â in Â life Â will Â be Â all Â this Â dutiful Â soldier Â of Â the Â calendar, Â paradise Â a Â little Â longer. Â polished Â and Â no Â which Â trudges Â on Â to Â deliver Â us Â reli-Â For Â crazy Â maniac Â alpine Â longer Â in Â need Â of Â ably Â to Â the Â vernal Â equinox Â and Â one Â skiers Â the Â purpose Â of Â attention. By Abi Sessions month Â closer Â to Â real Â spring. Â Cabin Â March Â is Â one Â more Â run. Â That Â means Â Fever Â season, Â F o r Â I Â will Â be Â paint-Â mud Â season Â â€” Â ing Â the Â bedroom Â abin Fever sugar-Â these Â are Â merely Â makers, Â the Â ceiling, Â so Â that Â it Â all Â matches Â the Â e u p h e m i s m s Â purpose Â of Â March Â patched Â place Â where Â the Â contractor Â season, for Â â€œI Â am Â going Â is Â maple Â syrup. Â stepped Â through Â it Â four Â years Â ago. Â mud crazy! Â When Â will Â Snowbirds, Â skiers Â That Â means Â hanging Â that Â print Â thatâ€™s Â I Â be Â cavorting Â in Â season â€” these and Â sugarmak-Â EHHQ VLWWLQJ RQ WKH EDWKURRP Ă€RRU WKH JUHHQ ÂżHOGV are merely ers Â â€” Â these Â folks Â for Â six Â months. Â That Â means Â getting Â and Â gentle Â zeph-Â know Â how Â to Â look Â the Â washing Â machine Â and Â faucet Â euphemisms yrs Â of Â spring?â€? on Â the Â positive Â side Â Âż[HG7KDWPHDQVUHPRYLQJDOOWKH I Â would Â like Â to Â for â€œI am going of Â March. Â They Â food Â from Â the Â kitchen Â cupboards Â ÂżQG D QHZ ZD\ donâ€™t Â get Â grouchy, Â and Â deep Â cleaning Â the Â shelves;Íž Â of Â seeing Â March. Â crazy!â€? restless Â or Â impa-Â organizing Â the Â camping Â equipment, Â I Â would Â like Â to Â tient;Íž Â theyâ€™re Â the Â plant Â potting Â workshop, Â knit-Â see Â March Â more Â too Â busy Â loving Â ting Â and Â sewing Â supplies;Íž Â advertis-Â positively. Â Iâ€™d Â like Â to Â focus Â on Â its Â Marchâ€™s Â charms. Â They Â can Â hardly Â ing Â some Â stuff Â on Â Craigslist;Íž Â sharp-Â potential Â rather Â than Â on Â its Â disap-Â get Â enough Â of Â March! ening Â all Â the Â gardening Â tools. Â When Â pointments. Â Iâ€™d Â like Â to Â feel Â charmed Â I Â donâ€™t Â aspire Â to Â be Â a Â snowbird, Â April Â comes, Â I Â can Â move Â outside Â rather Â than Â cheated Â by Â its Â days. Â an Â alpine Â skier, Â or Â a Â sugarmaker, Â with Â a Â clear Â conscience. Basically Â March Â needs Â a Â purpose, Â but Â I Â think Â Iâ€™ve Â found Â a Â purpose Â Iâ€™m Â beginning Â to Â feel Â like Â I Â can Â other Â than Â that Â of Â springâ€™s Â wait-Â for Â me: Â March Â is Â going Â to Â be Â Fix Â hardly Â get Â enough Â of Â March Â to Â ing Â room. Â For Â other Â months, Â the Â All Â the Â Broken Â Stuff, Â Clean Â All Â IXOÂżOOLWVQHZSXUSRVH7KDWÂśVDOOIRU purpose Â is Â clear: Â The Â purpose Â of Â the Â Dirty Â Stuff, Â and Â Clear Â out Â the Â now;Íž Â Iâ€™ve Â got Â to Â get Â to Â work!
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raising Â community Â funds Â to Â save Â the Â rapidly Â declin-Â ing Â bobolink Â population Â in Â Vermont. Â Part Â of Â the Â Cabin Â Fever Â Lecture Â Series. Â Info: Â 388-Â4095. Â Rescheduled Â from Â March Â 13. Â â€œHomegrown Â Theater!â€? Â on Â stage Â in Â Rochester. Â Thursday, Â March Â 27, Â 7:30-Â9:30 Â p.m., Â Rochester Â School Â auditorium. Â The Â White Â River Â Valley Â Players Â present Â three Â one-Âact Â comedies Â about Â life Â in Â small-Â town Â Vermont. Â Escape Â the Â mud Â season Â rut Â with Â this Â spectacular, Â hilarious, Â completely Â original Â homegrown Â production. Â Runs Â through Â March Â 30. Â Tickets Â $10 Â general, Â $8 Â seniors/students, Â families Â $25, Â school Â groups Â $5 Â per Â student. Â Tickets Â avail-Â able Â at Â White Â River Â Credit Â Union Â or Â at Â the Â door. Â Info: Â 767-Â3954. Â
Senior Â luncheon Â in Â Middlebury. Â Friday, Â March Â 28, Â 11:30 Â a.m.-Â1:30 Â p.m., Â Rosieâ€™s Â Restaurant. Â CVAA Â and Â Rosieâ€™s Â partner Â to Â bring Â area Â seniors Â good Â company Â and Â amazing Â food. Â Chicken Â and Â biscuits, Â coleslaw Â and Â brownie Â parfait. Â Suggested Â donation Â $5. Â Reservations Â required: Â 1-Â800-Â642-Â5119. Â /HQWHQÂżVKIU\LQ%ULVWRO Â Friday, Â March Â 28, Â 5-Â7 Â p.m., Â St. Â Ambrose Â Church. Â Fifteenth Â annual Â Lenten Â all-Â \RXFDQHDW ÂżVK IU\ 0HDO LQFOXGHV IULHG RU EDNHG haddock, Â French Â fries, Â coleslaw, Â beverage Â and Â dessert. Â Adults Â $12, Â children Â under Â 11 Â $5, Â immediate Â IDPLO\RIÂżYH,QIR$OVRRQ$SULO &LUFXV 6PLUNXV VWXGHQW SHUIRUPDQFH LQ 5LSWRQ Â Friday, Â March Â 28, Â 6:30-Â8:30 Â p.m., Â Ripton Â Elementary Â School. Â Ripton Â Elementary Â students Â will Â give Â a Â performance Â showing Â what Â theyâ€™ve Â learned Â after Â a Â weeklong Â in-Âschool Â residency Â by Â Circus Â Smirkus, Â the Â award-Âwinning Â international Â youth Â circus. Â Free. Â â€œThe Â Green Â Mountain Â Upsetâ€? Â premiere Â and Â recep-Â tion Â in Â Middlebury. Â Friday, Â March Â 28, Â 7-Â10 Â p.m., Â Town Â Hall Â Theater. Â A Â new Â feature-Âlength Â documen-Â tary Â about Â the Â 1983 Â Middlebury Â Union Â High Â School Â boysâ€™ Â basketball Â teamâ€™s Â unlikely Â state Â championship. Â By Â 1983 Â MUHS Â graduate Â Mark Â Mooney Â Jr. Â The Â evening Â includes Â a Â reception Â with Â many Â of Â the Â play-Â ers, Â coaches, Â teachers, Â boosters Â and Â journalists Â who Â covered Â the Â season. Â Tickets Â for Â the Â premiere Â $30, Â DYDLODEOH DW WKH 7+7 ER[ RIÂżFH ZZZ townhalltheater.org Â or Â at Â the Â door, Â if Â available. Â Also Â showing Â March Â 29. Â â€œHomegrown Â Theater!â€? Â on Â stage Â in Â Rochester. Â Friday, Â March Â 28, Â 7:30-Â9:30 Â p.m., Â Rochester Â School Â auditorium. Â The Â White Â River Â Valley Â Players Â pres-Â ent Â three Â one-Âact Â comedies Â about Â life Â in Â small-Âtown Â Vermont. Â Escape Â the Â mud Â season Â rut Â with Â this Â spec-Â tacular, Â hilarious, Â completely Â original Â homegrown Â production. Â Runs Â through Â March Â 30. Â Tickets Â $10 Â general, Â $8 Â seniors/students, Â families Â $25, Â school Â groups Â $5 Â per Â student. Â Tickets Â available Â at Â White Â River Â Credit Â Union Â or Â at Â the Â door. Â Info: Â 767-Â3954. Â
Green Â Mountain Â Club Â hike Â on Â Snake Â Mountain Â in Â Addison. Â Saturday, Â March Â 29, Â meet Â at Â parking Â area Â on Â Mountain Â Road Â of Â Route Â 17. Â A Â Bread Â Loaf Â Section/Burlington Â Section Â outing. Â Moderate Â walk, Â approximately Â 3.5 Â miles, Â 900-Âfoot Â ascent. Â Bring Â water Â and Â lunch Â or Â snack. Â Contact Â leader Â Dot Â Myer Â for Â starting Â time: Â (802) Â 863-Â2433 Â or Â firstname.lastname@example.org. Â %HQHÂżW SDQFDNH EUHDNIDVW LQ &RUQZDOO Â Saturday, Â March Â 29, Â 8 Â a.m.-Ânoon, Â Bread Â Loaf Â View Â Farm, Â Cider Â Mill Â Road. Â Local Â vendors Â provide Â pancakes, Â sausage, Â donut Â puffs, Â and Â white Â and Â chocolate Â milk. Â Regular Â plate Â $7, Â small Â plate Â $4. Â Rain Â or Â shine. Â 3URFHHGVEHQHÂżW)ULHQGVRI0LGGOHEXU\%DVHEDOO Indoor Â tag Â sale Â in Â Middlebury. Â Saturday, Â March Â 29, Â 9 Â a.m.-Ânoon, Â Middlebury Â Union Â Middle Â School. Â Fundraiser Â for Â the Â New Â York Â City Â trip. Â All Â kinds Â of Â items Â for Â sale, Â from Â furniture Â to Â books Â and Â videos Â to Â food. Â Sustainable Â Living Â Expo Â in Â Middlebury. Â Saturday, Â March Â 29, Â 9 Â a.m.-Â4 Â p.m., Â Middlebury Â Union Â High Â School. Â Over Â 100 Â exhibits Â demonstrating Â and Â displaying Â sustainable Â products, Â services, Â programs Â and Â community Â resources. Â Workshops Â throughout Â the Â day. Â Live Â music, Â local Â food. Â Info Â on Â exhibiting, Â submitting Â a Â workshop Â proposal, Â or Â volunteering: Â http://acornvt.org/sle2014. Â 0XVLFVZDSPHHWLQ%UDQGRQ Â Saturday, Â March Â 29, Â 10 Â a.m.-Â4 Â p.m., Â Compass Â Music Â and Â Arts Â Center, Â 333 Â Jones Â Drive. Â Sellers Â get Â a Â 6-Âfoot-Âby-Â6-Âfoot Â space Â to Â sell, Â swap Â or Â barter Â vinyl Â records, Â CDs, Â 78s, Â piano Â rolls, Â tapes, Â audio Â equipment, Â phonographs, Â radios, Â musical Â instruments Â and Â ephemera. Â Flat Â fee Â $30 Â per Â space, Â no Â commission. Â Deadline Â to Â reserve Â space: Â 0DUFKRUXQWLODOOVSRWVDUHÂżOOHG,QIR or Â email@example.com. Â :RRO IHOWLQJ FODVV LQ 2UZHOO Â Saturday, Â March Â 29, Â DPQRRQ2UZHOO)UHH/LEUDU\/RFDOÂżEHUDUWLVW Muffy Â Kashkin Â will Â demonstrate Â the Â art Â of Â dry Â wool Â felting. Â Supplies Â provided. Â â€œRevolution Â in Â Ukraineâ€? Â talk Â in Â Middlebury. Â Saturday, Â March Â 29, Â 3:30-Â5 Â p.m., Â Ilsley Â Library. Â UVM Â Professor Â Jennifer Â Dickinson Â will Â give Â an Â overview Â of Â recent Â events Â in Â Ukraine Â and Â how Â they Â relate Â to Â larger Â trends Â in Â Ukrainian Â culture Â and Â society. Â She Â will Â answer Â audience Â questions Â in Â English, Â Ukrainian Â or Â Russian. Â Info: Â 388-Â2594. Â 2OG%RQHVIXQGUDLVHUFRQFHUWDQGFKXUFKVXSSHU LQ %ULVWRO Â Saturday, Â March Â 29, Â 5-Â8:30 Â p.m., Â First Â Baptist Â Church Â of Â Bristol. Â A Â fundraiser Â for Â Village2Village Â Project, Â a Â small Â Bristol-Âbased Â char-Â ity Â that Â supports Â more Â than Â 80 Â children Â and Â 15 Â HIV-Âpositive Â widows Â in Â northeastern Â Uganda. Â All Â donations Â go Â to Â V2V. Â Country Â and Â gospel Â concert Â at Â 6:30 Â p.m. Â preceded Â by Â church Â chicken Â pie Â supper Â at Â 5 Â p.m. Â Dinner: Â $10 Â adults, Â $5 Â kids, Â free Â for Â kids Â younger Â than Â 6. Â Concert Â admission Â by Â donation. Â
â€œThe Â Green Â Mountain Â Upsetâ€? Â screening Â in Â Middlebury. Â Saturday, Â March Â 29, Â 7-Â10 Â p.m., Â Town Â Hall Â Theater. Â A Â new Â feature-Âlength Â documentary Â about Â the Â 1983 Â Middlebury Â Union Â High Â School Â boysâ€™ Â basketball Â teamâ€™s Â unlikely Â state Â championship. Â By Â 1983 Â MUHS Â graduate Â Mark Â Mooney Â Jr. Â Tickets Â $10, Â DYDLODEOH DW WKH 7+7 ER[ RIÂżFH ZZZ townhalltheater.org Â or Â at Â the Â door, Â if Â available. Â Ferrisburgh Â Childrenâ€™s Â Theater Â production Â in Â Vergennes. Â Saturday, Â March Â 29, Â 7-Â9 Â p.m., Â Vergennes Â Opera Â House. Â Students Â in Â the Â Ferrisburgh Â Childrenâ€™s Â Theater, Â a Â 20-Âweek Â after-Âschool Â program, Â pres-Â ent Â â€œJolly Â Roger Â and Â the Â Pirate Â Queen.â€? Â Tickets Â $6 Â adults, Â $3 Â kids, Â available Â at Â the Â door. Â Info: Â 877-Â3463 Â or Â 425-Â6115. Â â€œHomegrown Â Theater!â€? Â on Â stage Â in Â Rochester. Â Saturday, Â March Â 29, Â 7:30-Â9:30 Â p.m., Â Rochester Â School Â auditorium. Â The Â White Â River Â Valley Â Players Â present Â three Â one-Âact Â comedies Â about Â life Â in Â small-Â town Â Vermont. Â Escape Â the Â mud Â season Â rut Â with Â this Â spectacular, Â hilarious, Â completely Â original Â homegrown Â production. Â Runs Â through Â March Â 30. Â Tickets Â $10 Â general, Â $8 Â seniors/students, Â families Â $25, Â school Â groups Â $5 Â per Â student. Â Tickets Â avail-Â able Â at Â White Â River Â Credit Â Union Â or Â at Â the Â door. Â Info: Â 767-Â3954. Â Folk Â concert Â in Â Middlebury. Â Saturday, Â March Â 29, Â 7:30-Â 9:30 Â p.m., Â Vermont Â Folklife Â Center. Â Folk Â trio Â Daddy Â Longlegs Â performs. Â Musicians Â are Â Rick Â Ceballos, Â David Â Gusakov Â and Â Matt Â Witten. Â Admission Â $10. Â Seating Â is Â limited, Â so Â reserve Â early Â at Â 453-Â4613. Â
3DQFDNH EUHDNIDVW LQ 6WDUNVERUR Sunday, Â March Â 30, Â 7-Â10:30 Â a.m., Â Robinson Â Elementary Â School. Â Fourteenth Â annual Â all-Âyou-Âcan-Âeat Â breakfast: Â homemade Â buttermilk Â pancakes, Â scrambled Â eggs, Â bacon Â and Â sausage, Â cider, Â homefries, Â toast, Â juice, Â coffee, Â tea Â and Â Starksboro Â maple Â syrup. Â Adults Â $8, Â seniors Â DQGNLGV5HG6R[WLFNHWUDIĂ€HIRUWZRWLFNHWVWR a Â game Â at Â Fenway Â this Â summer. Â Mini Â silent Â auction. Â 7R EHQHÂżW WKH 6WDUNVERUR VSRUWV SURJUDP ,QIR 453-Â4074. /DVW6XQGD\RIWKHPRQWKEUHDNIDVWLQ9HUJHQQHV Â Sunday, Â March Â 30, Â 7:30-Â10 Â a.m., Â Dorchester Â Lodge, Â School Â Street. Â The Â Dorchester Â Lodge Â F&AM Â will Â serve Â its Â regular Â all-Âyou-Âcan-Âeat Â breakfast Â with Â pancakes, Â French Â toast, Â bacon, Â sausage, Â home Â fries, Â scrambled Â eggs, Â juice Â and Â coffee. Â /HFWXUH RQ Âł7KH &RPPRQVÂ´ LQ %ULVWRO Â Sunday, Â March Â 30, Â 10-Â11:30 Â a.m., Â Holley Â Hall. Â David Â Bollier, Â author Â of Â â€œThink Â Like Â a Â Commoner: Â A Â Short Â Introduction Â to Â the Â Life Â of Â the Â Commons,â€? Â will Â talk Â about Â the Â idea Â of Â â€œThe Â Commonsâ€? Â and Â how Â it Â relates Â to Â land Â conservation. Â Info: Â www.familyforests.org. Â Free. Â No Â advanced Â registration Â required. Â Âł,QHTXDOLW\IRU$OOÂ´VFUHHQLQJZLWK%HUQLH6DQGHUV in Â Middlebury. Â Sunday, Â March Â 30, Â 10:30 Â a.m.-Â12:30 Â p.m., Â Middlebury Â Union Â High Â School Â auditorium. Â 6HQ6DQGHUVZLOOKRVWDVFUHHQLQJRIDQHZÂżOPRQ WKHJURZLQJLQHTXDOLW\JDSLQWKH867KHÂżOPZLOOEH shown Â simultaneously Â in Â four Â other Â Vermont Â towns Â and Â will Â be Â followed Â by Â an Â interactive Â virtual Â town Â meeting, Â led Â by Â Sanders Â from Â the Â MUHS Â gym. Â +LVWRULFDO VRFLHW\ RSHQ KRXVH LQ %ULVWRO Â Sunday, Â March Â 30, Â 1-Â4 Â p.m., Â Howden Â Hall. Â The Â Bristol Â Historical Â Society Â invites Â people Â to Â see Â all Â the Â fun Â and Â interesting Â artifacts Â at Â the Â museum, Â from Â mili-Â tary Â uniforms Â to Â photographs, Â wood Â planes, Â maps Â and Â models, Â logs Â and Â photos Â from Â the Â Bristol Â airport. Â Info: Â 453-Â2888 Â or Â 453-Â3439. Â â€œHick Â in Â the Â â€™Hoodâ€? Â one-Âman Â show Â in Â Middlebury. Â Sunday, Â March Â 30, Â 2-Â4 Â p.m., Â Town Â Hall Â Theater, Â Byers Â Studio. Â Mike Â Sommers, Â a Â Middlebury Â native Â turned Â San Â Francisco Â actor, Â presents Â a Â one-Âman Â show Â telling Â the Â true Â story Â of Â his Â journey Â from Â Vermont Â to Â an Â inner-Âcity Â neighborhood Â in Â California. Â Tickets Â DYDLODEOH DW WKH 7+7 ER[ RIÂżFH RU www.townhalltheater.org. Â â€œHomegrown Â Theater!â€? Â on Â stage Â in Â Rochester. Â Sunday, Â March Â 30, Â 2-Â4 Â p.m., Â Rochester Â School Â audi-Â torium. Â The Â White Â River Â Valley Â Players Â present Â three Â one-Âact Â comedies Â about Â life Â in Â small-Âtown Â Vermont. Â Escape Â the Â mud Â season Â rut Â with Â this Â spectacular, Â hilarious, Â completely Â original Â homegrown Â produc-Â tion. Â Tickets Â $10 Â general, Â $8 Â seniors/students, Â families Â $25, Â school Â groups Â $5 Â per Â student. Â Tickets Â available Â at Â White Â River Â Credit Â Union Â or Â at Â the Â door. Â Info: Â 767-Â3954. Â
$J/XQFKLQ%ULGSRUW Â Monday, Â March Â 31, Â noon-Â1:45 Â p.m., Â Bridport Â Community Â Hall. Â Legislative Â lunch Â program Â focusing Â on Â agricultural Â issues. Â
Psychology Â lecture Â at Â Middlebury Â College. Â Tuesday, Â April Â 1, Â 4:30-Â6 Â p.m., Â McCardell Â Bicentennial Â Hall, Â 220. Â Tyler Â Burge, Â professor Â of Â philosophy Â at Â UCLA, Â presents Â â€œPerception: Â Origins Â of Â Mind.â€? Â Âł3RHWLF 0HWKRGV RI 0HPRUL]DWLRQÂ´ ZRUNVKRS LQ Middlebury. Â Tuesday, Â April Â 1, Â 7-Â8 Â p.m., Â Ilsley Â Library. Â A Â workshop Â on Â how Â to Â learn Â a Â poem Â by Â heart. Â Free. Â No Â registration Â necessary. Â Info: Â ginger54@sover. net. Â
Human Â resources Â workshop Â in Â Middlebury. Â Wednesday, Â April Â 2, Â 1-Â4 Â SP $&('& RIÂżFH 5RXWH 6RXWK Business Â owners Â are Â invited Â to Â a Â workshop Â titled Â
â€œHuman Â Resources: Â The Â Power Â of Â a Â Positive Â Workplace.â€? Â Learn Â how Â to Â increase Â retention Â of Â valuable Â employees Â and Â improve Â service. Â Cost Â $49. Â Register Â at Â http://bit.ly/1gkVIZc. Â &KDUWHU +RXVH EHQHÂżW GLQQHU LQ 0LGGOHEXU\ Â Wednesday, Â April Â 2, Â 5-Â9 Â p.m., Â 51 Â Main. Â Dinner, Â live Â music Â and Â silent Â auction Â to Â support Â the Â Charter Â House Â Coalition. Â Suggested Â donation Â of Â $10. Â â€œThe Â New Â Middle Â East Â Cold Â Warâ€? Â talk Â in Â Middlebury. Â Wednesday, Â April Â 2, Â 7-Â9 Â p.m., Â Ilsley Â Library. Â UVM Â political Â science Â professor Â Greg Â Gause Â will Â look Â at Â how Â current Â affairs Â in Â the Â Middle Â East Â affect Â U.S. Â interests Â there. Â Free. Â A Â First Â Wednesday Â talk. Â Info: Â 388-Â4095. Â Historical Â society Â meeting Â in Â Shoreham. Â Wednesday, Â April Â 2, Â 7-Â9 Â p.m., Â Platt Â Memorial Â Library. Â Meeting Â includes Â showing Â of Â a Â 1984 Â videotape Â of Â former Â Shoreham Â resident Â Esther Â Lewis Â sharing Â memories Â of Â moving Â to Â Shoreham Â as Â a Â child. Â She Â was Â a Â nurse, Â beekeeper, Â teacher Â of Â crafts Â and Â entertainer Â of Â chil-Â dren. Â Refreshments Â served. Â Info: Â 897-Â5254. Â
6HQLRUPHDOLQ%ULVWRO Â Thursday, Â April Â 3, Â 11:30 Â a.m.-Â1 Â p.m., Â First Â Baptist Â Church Â of Â Bristol. Â Served Â at Â noon: Â Baked Â ham, Â mashed Â potatoes, Â carrots, Â rolls Â and Â white Â cake Â with Â chocolate Â frosting. Â Sign Â up Â at Â 453-Â5276. Â Suggested Â donation Â $4. Â Creative Â writing Â workshop Â in Â Vergennes. Â Thursday, Â April Â 3, Â 6-Â8 Â p.m., Â Bixby Â Memorial Â Library. Â First Â class Â in Â a Â six-Âweek Â series. Â Writer Â and Â editor Â Annie Â Downey Â will Â lead Â â€œSpring Â Forward,â€? Â a Â workshop Â for Â begin-Â ning Â and Â advanced Â writers. Â Classes Â will Â meet Â each Â Thursday Â through Â May Â 8. Â Info: Â 877-Â2211. Â 7ZLVW 2Âś :RRO 6SLQQLQJ *XLOG PHHWLQJ LQ Middlebury. Â 4/3 Â Thursday, Â April Â 3, Â 7-Â9 Â p.m., Â American Â Legion. Â General Â meeting Â followed Â by Â a Â spin-Âin. Â All Â are Â welcome. Â Info: Â 453-Â5960. Â
Senior Â luncheon Â in Â Middlebury. Â Friday, Â April Â 4, Â 11 Â a.m.-Â1 Â p.m., Â Middlebury Â VFW. Â CVAAâ€™s Â monthly Â First Â Friday Â Easter Â luncheon Â includes Â hand-Âcard Â honey-ÂDijon Â glazed Â ham, Â oven-Âroasted Â yams Â and Â red Â potatoes, Â Caesar Â salad, Â green Â beans, Â dinner Â roll Â and Â apple Â pie. Â Reservations Â required Â by Â April Â 2: Â 1-Â800-Â642-Â5119. Â Free Â transportation Â by Â ACTR: Â 388-Â1946. Â 3RHWU\ VODPRSHQPLNH QLJKW LQ %UDQGRQ Â Friday, Â April Â 4, Â 7-Â9 Â p.m., Â Compass Â Music Â and Â Arts Â Center. Â Part Â of Â CMACâ€™s Â â€œPoetry Â Rocksâ€? Â celebration Â in Â April. Â Open Â to Â all Â poets, Â spoken-Âword Â artists, Â musicians, Â dramatists Â and Â listeners. Â Light Â refreshments Â avail-Â able. Â Free, Â but Â donations Â are Â welcome Â to Â support Â the Â opening Â of Â the Â CMACâ€™s Â Green Â Mountain Â Poets Â House Â and Â kidsâ€™ Â reading/activity Â room. Â Info: Â www. cmacvt.org. Â Info: Â www.cmacvt.org. Â â€œMuch Â Ado Â About Â Nothingâ€? Â on Â stage Â in Â Vergennes. Â Friday, Â April Â 4, Â 7:30-Â9:30 Â p.m., Â Vergennes Â Opera Â +RXVH 7KH /LWWOH &LW\ 3OD\HUV SUHVHQW WKHLU ÂżUVW Shakespeare Â production, Â â€œMuch Â Ado Â About Â Nothing.â€? Â Director Â Jeffrey Â Fox Â of Â Charlotte Â sets Â the Â comedy Â in Â the Â Hamptons Â of Â today. Â Tickets Â $12, Â $10 Â students Â and Â seniors, Â available Â at Â Classic Â Stitching Â in Â Vergennes. Â Runs Â through Â April Â 6. Â Pianist Â Paul Â Lewis Â in Â concert Â at Â Middlebury Â College. Â Friday, Â April Â 4, Â 8-Â10 Â p.m., Â Mahaney Â Center Â for Â the Â Arts. Â British Â pianist Â Lewis Â returns Â to Â Middlebury Â to Â perform Â a Â program Â including Â Bach Â chorales, Â Beethovenâ€™s Â â€œMoonlightâ€? Â Sonata, Â and Â Mussorgskyâ€™s Â â€œPictures Â at Â an Â Exhibition.â€? Â Admission Â $25, Â $20 Â for Â Middlebury Â College Â faculty, Â staff, Â alumni, Â emeriti Â and Â parents; Â and Â $6 Â for Â students. Â Tickets: Â 443-Â6433 Â or Â go.middlebury.edu/arts. Â
L IV E M U S I C )UHG%DUQHV 6DUDK6WRQHLQ1HZ+DYHQ Â Friday, Â March Â 21, Â 6-Â8 Â p.m., Â Lincoln Â Peak Â Vineyard. Â Connect Â Four Â in Â Middlebury. Â Friday, Â March Â 21, Â 7-Â8:30 Â p.m., Â 51 Â Main. Â The Â Vibratones Â in Â Middlebury. Â Friday, Â March Â 21, Â 9 Â p.m.-Â1 Â a.m., Â Two Â Brothers Â Tavern. Â -RH 0RRUH %DQG LQ 0LGGOHEXU\ Â Friday, Â March Â 28, Â 8-Â11 Â p.m., Â 51 Â Main. Â Radio Â Underground Â in Â Middlebury. Â Saturday, Â March Â 29, Â 8-Â11 Â p.m., Â 51 Â Main. Â The Â Eschatones Â in Â Middlebury. Â Saturday, Â March Â 29, Â 9 Â p.m.-Â1 Â a.m., Â Two Â Brothers Â Tavern. Â
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PAGE Â 12A Â â€” Â Addison Â Independent, Â Thursday, Â March Â 20, Â 2014
Health Â Matters
DR. Â CSASZAR
Be Â aware of Â walkers and Â bikers this Â spring Springtime Â means Â warmer Â weather Â and Â more Â people Â out Â walk-Â ing, Â running, Â biking Â and Â doing Â the Â things Â we Â love. Â But Â with Â few Â side-Â walks Â outside Â of Â downtown Â areas, Â and Â limited Â access Â to Â shared Â use Â paths, Â this Â also Â means Â more Â people Â sharing Â our Â roads, Â and Â the Â potential Â for Â serious Â accidents. Â In Â the Â past Â year Â in Â Addison Â County Â alone, Â there Â have Â been Â nu-Â merous Â bicycle-Âversus-Âmotor Â ve-Â hicle Â and Â pedestrian-Âversus-Âmotor Â vehicle Â accidents, Â some Â of Â them Â fatal. Â These Â tragedies Â are Â largely Â preventable. Â As Â a Â long Â distance Â runner, Â I Â can-Â not Â count Â the Â number Â of Â times Â Iâ€™ve Â almost Â been Â hit Â by Â cars Â on Â our Â lo-Â cal Â roads. Â I Â hear Â about Â it Â from Â my Â patients Â too, Â and Â not Â just Â from Â the Â runners Â and Â bicyclists Â â€” Â motorists Â are Â frustrated Â and Â scared Â that Â they Â will Â hit Â someone, Â and Â not Â because Â they Â are Â distracted Â drivers. Â Weâ€™ve Â all Â probably Â had Â a Â pedes-Â trian Â dart Â out Â in Â a Â crosswalk Â when Â we Â didnâ€™t Â expect Â it, Â and Â weâ€™ve Â all Â probably Â seen Â a Â bicyclist Â in Â town Â blow Â through Â an Â intersection Â with-Â RXW UHJDUG WR WKH WUDIÂżF VLJQDOV WUDIÂżFSDWWHUQVRUSHGHVWULDQFURVV-Â walks. Â In Â the Â end, Â what Â both Â the Â runners Â and Â motorists Â tell Â me Â is: Â â€œThey Â should Â be Â watching Â out Â for Â me!â€? The Â Vermont Â Department Â of Â Mo-Â tor Â Vehicles Â has Â a Â nice Â quote Â buried Â in Â some Â of Â their Â literature Â on Â this Â topic: Â â€œSafety Â is Â a Â culture Â that Â be-Â gins Â with Â personal Â responsibility.â€? Â I Â think Â thatâ€™s Â a Â nice Â way Â to Â frame Â this Â issue Â for Â what Â it Â is Â â€” Â one Â of Â
personal Â responsibility Â both Â in Â how Â you Â act Â on Â the Â road, Â and Â how Â you Â act Â toward Â others Â who Â share Â the Â road. Â Â I Â hope Â the Â following Â tips Â are Â a Â useful Â reminder Â of Â how Â we Â can Â share Â our Â roads Â for Â the Â safety Â and Â well-Âbeing Â of Â our Â communities. What Â can Â I Â do Â as Â a Â bicyclist? :HDU D SURSHU ÂżWWLQJ KHOPHW Each Â year Â in Â the Â U.S., Â there Â are Â more Â than Â 50,000 Â accidents Â be-Â tween Â bicycles Â and Â cars Â and Â more Â than Â 600 Â deaths. Â Helmets Â would Â prevent Â more Â than Â 80 Â percent Â of Â all Â bicycle Â injuries, Â and Â yet Â less Â than Â 20 Â percent Â of Â all Â bike Â users Â wear Â a Â helmet Â regularly. Â Â Wear Â bright Â clothes Â to Â make Â yourself Â visible. Â If Â biking Â in Â dark-Â HU KRXUV ZHDU UHĂ€HFWLYH JHDU DQG lights. Â This Â is Â required Â by Â Vermont Â law. 2EH\ WUDIÂżF UXOHV DQG PDNH your Â actions Â predictable Â for Â others Â around Â you. Â Bicyclists Â should Â al-Â ZD\VULGHZLWKWKHĂ€RZRIWUDIÂżF It Â is Â legal, Â and Â sometimes Â safest, Â for Â a Â bicyclist Â to Â â€œtake Â the Â lane.â€? Â If Â a Â bicyclist Â is Â continuing Â through Â an Â intersection Â where Â there Â is Â also Â a Â turning Â lane, Â it Â makes Â sense Â for Â a Â bicyclist Â to Â join Â cars Â in Â the Â through Â lane. Â Again, Â as Â a Â cyclist, Â make Â your Â actions Â predictable Â and Â communi-Â cate Â with Â the Â cars Â around Â you Â so Â everyone Â can Â stay Â safe. Â What Â can Â I Â do Â as Â a Â walker/ runner? Use Â sidewalks Â and Â second-Â ary Â roads Â when Â possible. Â Each Â year Â in Â the Â U.S., Â more Â than Â 4,000 Â pedestrians Â die Â in Â car Â accidents Â and Â more Â than Â 70,000 Â are Â injured. Â Wear Â bright Â clothes Â to Â make Â yourself Â visible. Â If Â walking/running Â in Â darker Â hours, Â wear Â UHĂ€HFWLYH JHDU DQG lights. Â Â Pay Â attention! Â Runners Â have Â a Â way Â of Â â€œzoning Â outâ€? Â or Â â€œgetting Â in Â a Â grooveâ€? Â as Â some Â call Â it. Â With Â this, Â plus Â having Â headphones Â in, Â or Â hav-Â ing Â a Â conversation Â with Â a Â running Â buddy, Â plus Â some Â nice Â scenery, Â it Â is Â easy Â to Â become Â unaware Â of Â whatâ€™s Â around Â you Â and Â get Â hurt. Use Â crosswalks Â responsi-Â bly. Â Never Â assume Â the Â car Â is Â going Â to Â stop Â for Â you. Â Remember Â that Â Vermont Â law Â
gives Â pedestrians Â the Â right Â of Â way Â within Â a Â crosswalk, Â however: Â â€œNo Â pedestrian Â may Â suddenly Â leave Â a Â curb Â or Â other Â place Â of Â safety Â and Â walk Â or Â run Â into Â the Â path Â of Â a Â ve-Â hicle Â which Â is Â so Â close Â that Â it Â is Â impossible Â for Â a Â driver Â to Â yield.â€? Â Again, Â as Â a Â pedestrian, Â never Â as-Â sume Â a Â car Â is Â going Â to Â stop. What Â can Â I Â do Â as Â a Â driver? Be Â aware. Â Expect Â that Â you Â are Â going Â to Â be Â sharing Â the Â road Â with Â RWKHUVDQGUHFRJQL]HVSHFLÂżFVLWX-Â ations Â that Â you Â may Â be Â driving Â into. Â A Â good Â example Â is Â when Â a Â bicy-Â clist Â â€œtakes Â the Â lane,â€? Â as Â discussed Â above. Slow Â down. Â You Â have Â an Â 85 Â per-Â cent Â chance Â of Â killing Â a Â pedestrian Â if Â you Â strike Â them Â going Â 40 Â miles Â per Â hour. Â You Â have Â a Â 5 Â percent Â chance Â of Â killing Â a Â pedestrian Â if Â you Â strike Â them Â going Â 20 Â miles Â per Â hour. Â Where Â can Â I Â get Â more Â informa-Â tion? Â The Â family Â of Â Porter Â primary Â care Â clinics Â is Â here Â to Â help Â you. Â <RX FDQ DOVR ÂżQG LQIRUPDWLRQ DW the Â Vermont Â Department Â of Â Mo-Â tor Â Vehicles Â website, Â http://bit. ly/1iVeRYU, Â or Â at Â the Â Vermont Â Pedestrian Â and Â Bicycle Â Coalition Â website, Â www.vtbikeped.org. Editorâ€™s Â note: Â â€œHealth Â Mattersâ€? Â is Â a Â series Â of Â community Â educa-Â tion Â articles Â written Â by Â members Â of Â the Â Porter Â Medical Â Center Â profes-Â sional/clinical Â staff Â on Â health Â topics Â of Â general Â interest Â to Â our Â community. Â
You are invited to the 2014 Annual Meeting of Porter Medical Center WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 26TH AT 7 PM
at the Middlebury Regional EMS Headquarters on the campus of Porter Hospital (former MVAA Headquarters) Â Â Keynote Â speaker, Â Dr. Â Allan Â Ramsay Â Â â€“ Â Green Â Mountain Â Care Â Board Â Member
â€œHealth Â Care Â Reform Â in Â Vermont: Â Implications Â for Â Primary Â Care Â and Â Community Â Hospitals.â€? Dr. Ramsay is a Colchester-based primary care physician who has practiced in Vermont for 30 years, and his signature work is in the area of palliative care, where he has been a leader in developing models for assuring that patientsâ€™ wishes are followed at the end of their life.Â Â He isÂ past Medical Director of Fletcher Allen Health Careâ€™sÂ Palliative Care Services and the founder of the Rural Palliative Care Network. Dr. Ramsay had a long career in academic medicine. He had served as Residency Director and Vice Chair in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Vermont and is now Professor Emeritus. He is a past member of the board of the Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties and the Board of the Community Health Center of Burlington. Dr. Ramsay holds a medical degree from Emory University and is board certified in internal medicine, geriatrics, hospice and palliative medicine.Â Dr. Ramsay lives in Essex Junction. Â According to Dr. Ramsay: â€œIf we shift the paradigm to focus on primary care that enables Vermonters to achieve better health and eliminate barriers to providing quality care, the foundation is set to support each and every patient as well as the overall health of our state.Â Thatâ€™s what we all want.â€? In addition to this presentation, we will provide brief reports regarding the work of Porter Medical Center during the past year.
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting on March 26th! Sincerely, Bill Townsend â€“ Board Chair P.S. If you would like a complete set of meeting materials, please go to our web site: www.portermedical.org or call 388-4738. Copies of our Annual Report will be available at the meeting or on our web site by the end of March.
Truck driver may face criminal charges ADDISON Â COUNTY Â â€” Â Ver-Â mont Â State Â Police Â are Â considering Â FULPLQDO FKDUJHV LQ D WUDIÂżF PLV-Â hap Â in Â which Â the Â wheels Â came Â off Â a Â tractor-Âtrailer Â on Â Route Â 7 Â in Â Ferris-Â burgh Â and Â struck Â a Â Toyota Â Corolla, Â resulting Â in Â a Â crash Â that Â totaled Â the Â car Â and Â sent Â its Â driver Â to Â the Â hos-Â pital. Police Â report Â that Â Eres Â Karic, Â 53, Â of Â South Â Burlington Â was Â driving Â a Â tractor-Âtrailer Â southbound Â on Â Route Â 7 Â not Â far Â from Â the Â Rokeby Â Museum Â on Â Monday Â at Â a Â little Â after Â 8 Â p.m. Â when Â two Â of Â the Â tires Â came Â off Â the Â truck. Â The Â tires Â continued Â travel-Â ing Â south Â on Â Route Â 7 Â and Â collided Â with Â the Â northbound Â Corolla Â driven Â by Â Laura Â E. Â Socinski, Â 44, Â of Â North Â Ferrisburgh. Â Socinski Â was Â trans-Â ported Â to Â Fletcher Â Allen Â Health Â Care Â in Â Burlington Â for Â treatment Â of Â undisclosed Â injuries. The Â tractor-Âtrailer Â sustained Â mi-Â nor Â damage Â to Â its Â undercarriage. Senior Â Trooper Â Joe Â Szarejko Â re-Â ported Â early Â Tuesday Â morning Â that Â criminal Â charges Â were Â pending. Meanwhile, Â troopers Â at Â the Â New Â Haven Â state Â police Â barracks Â were Â EXV\ZLWKFDOOVWRPDQ\WUDIÂżFDF-Â cidents Â attributed Â to Â heavy Â snow Â during Â and Â just Â after Â last Â weekâ€™s Â big Â snowstorm. Last Â Wednesday, Â March Â 12, Â start-Â ed Â out Â with Â Trooper Â Eden Â Neary Â responding Â to Â Route Â 116 Â in Â Bristol Â at Â 7:20 Â a.m. Â for Â a Â reported Â single-Â vehicle Â crash. Â The Â trooper Â re-Â ported Â that Â Kelly Â Bellinger, Â 53, Â of Â Salisbury Â lost Â control Â of Â the Â 2007 Â Dodge Â Caliber Â she Â was Â driving Â northbound Â on Â the Â snow-Âcovered Â Route Â 116. Â The Â vehicle Â traveled Â off Â the Â west Â side Â of Â the Â road Â and Â struck Â a Â fence Â post. Â Bellinger Â was Â not Â injured. Â The Â Caliber Â had Â to Â be Â removed Â from Â the Â scene Â by Â a Â tow Â truck. Later Â that Â morning Â at Â 9:28 Â a.m., Â Senior Â Trooper Â Andy Â Leise Â re-Â sponded Â to Â a Â two-Âvehicle Â crash Â on Â Monkton Â Road Â at Â Silver Â Street Â in Â Monkton. Â The Â trooper Â said Â Ryan Â T. Â Sartwell, Â 31, Â of Â Brattleboro Â lost Â control Â of Â the Â 2009 Â Chevy Â Silvera-Â do Â he Â was Â driving Â on Â Silver Â Street Â and Â the Â Chevy Â struck Â the Â driverâ€™s Â side Â of Â a Â 2012 Â Silverado Â driven Â by Â 69-Âyear-Âold Â Allan Â Charles Â Willey Â of Â Bristol. Â Neither Â driver Â was Â hurt, Â but Â both Â pickups Â sustained Â moder-Â ate Â damage. Â The Â trooper Â said Â snow Â
and Â ice Â on Â the Â road Â contributed Â to Â the Â crash, Â and Â he Â also Â gave Â Sartwell Â a Â written Â warning Â for Â speeding. Then Â at Â 10:43 Â a.m., Â Leise Â was Â called Â to Â Starksboro Â where Â he Â re-Â ported Â that Â a Â 2007 Â International Â 4300 Â truck Â was Â attempting Â to Â turn Â left Â off Â Route Â 116 Â onto Â Stateâ€™s Â Prison Â Hollow Â Road Â when Â a Â 2013 Â Subaru Â Impreza Â driven Â by Â Nakeeya Â A.R. Â Deas Â of Â South Â Burlington Â ran Â into Â the Â rear Â bumper Â of Â the Â truck. Â No Â one Â was Â injured Â and, Â again, Â snow Â and Â ice Â were Â called Â contrib-Â uting Â factors Â in Â the Â crash. Â Leise Â issued Â Deas Â a Â written Â warning Â for Â following Â too Â closely. Â Troopers Â then Â went Â to Â a Â crash Â involving Â three Â vehicles Â on Â Route Â 17 Â in Â New Â Haven Â at Â 11:51 Â a.m. Â They Â report Â that Â a Â Ford Â van Â was Â stuck Â in Â the Â westbound Â lane Â after Â it Â slid Â partially Â off Â Route Â 17. Â A Â 2003 Â Chevy Â S-Â10 Â driven Â by Â Bruce Â V. Â Zeman, Â 44, Â of Â New Â Haven Â was Â westbound Â and Â attempted Â to Â pull Â out Â and Â go Â around Â the Â van Â and Â its Â driver, Â who Â was Â reportedly Â stand-Â ing Â in Â the Â road. Â Police Â report Â that Â the Â Chevy Â S-Â10 Â collided Â head Â on Â in Â the Â eastbound Â lane Â with Â a Â 2011 Â Honda Â CR-ÂV Â driven Â eastbound Â by Â Patricia Â J. Â Bryant, Â 60, Â of Â Lincoln. Â No Â one Â was Â injured, Â but Â the Â Chevy Â and Â the Â Honda Â both Â sus-Â tained Â moderate Â damage. Â While Â citing Â snow Â and Â ice Â as Â contribut-Â ing Â factors Â in Â the Â crash, Â police Â also Â warned Â Zeman Â to Â keep Â his Â speed Â down. State Â police Â were Â assisted Â at Â the Â scene Â by Â the Â Addison Â County Â Sheriffâ€™s Â Department, Â New Â Haven Â Fire Â Department Â and Â the Â Vergennes Â Area Â Rescue Â Squad. Even Â after Â the Â snow Â had Â stopped Â falling, Â the Â cars Â kept Â sliding Â on Â snow-Âand-Âice Â covered Â roads. Â On Â Friday, Â March Â 14, Â at Â 5:20 Â a.m. Â troopers Â went Â to Â Route Â 17 Â in Â Addison Â in Â the Â area Â of Â Jersey Â Street Â where Â Peggy Â McCurdy-ÂQuain, Â 53, Â of Â Mineville, Â N.Y., Â told Â police Â that Â she Â lost Â control Â of Â the Â 2007 Â Toyota Â Tundra Â she Â was Â driving Â on Â the Â slip-Â pery Â road, Â causing Â her Â to Â travel Â off Â the Â road. Â The Â vehicle Â sustained Â
minor Â body Â damage Â and Â the Â side Â airbag Â activated. Â The Â driver Â was Â transported Â to Â Porter Â Medical Â Cen-Â ter Â for Â evaluation Â of Â neck Â pain. On Â Sunday, Â March Â 16, Â at Â 12:42 Â a.m., Â troopers Â were Â dispatched Â to Â a Â one-Âcar Â crash Â on Â Fern Â Lake Â Road Â in Â Leicester. Â The Â vehicle, Â a Â 2006 Â Ford Â Fusion, Â had Â spun Â out Â of Â control Â on Â the Â snow-Âcovered Â road Â and Â hit Â a Â XWLOLW\ SROH 7KH GULYHU LGHQWLÂżHG as Â 56-Âyear-Âold Â Doreen Â Raymond Â of Â Forest Â Dale, Â suffered Â a Â possible Â fracture Â to Â her Â right Â leg. Â Police Â said Â she Â wasnâ€™t Â wearing Â a Â seat Â belt. Raymond Â was Â transported Â to Â Rutland Â Regional Â Medical Â Center. State Â police Â asked Â that Â anyone Â with Â further Â information Â pertaining Â to Â this Â case Â call Â them Â at Â 802-Â388-Â 4919. In Â other Â recent Â activity, Â state Â po-Â lice: Â‡ 2Q0DUFKDWSPVWRSSHG a Â vehicle Â driven Â by Â Arlon Â Sta-Â ats, Â 18, Â of Â Salisbury Â for Â allegedly Â speeding Â on Â Swamp Â Road Â in Â Corn-Â wall. Â The Â trooper Â cited Â Staats Â for Â possession Â of Â prescription Â pills Â for Â which Â he Â did Â not Â have Â a Â prescrip-Â tion Â and Â for Â providing Â false Â infor-Â PDWLRQWRDSROLFHRIÂżFHU Â‡ 2Q 0DUFK DW SP UH-Â sponded, Â with Â Hinesburg Â police, Â to Â a Â report Â of Â a Â domestic Â disturbance Â at Â a Â residence Â in Â Starksboro. Â Po-Â lice Â cited Â John Â R. Â Palin Â Sr., Â 53, Â of Â Starksboro Â for Â domestic Â assault Â and Â lodged Â him Â at Â the Â Marble Â Val-Â ley Â Correctional Â Center Â for Â lack Â of Â $10,000 Â bail. Â‡ 2Q0DUFKUHFHLYHGDUHSRUW from Â Salisbury Â that Â a Â vehicle Â en-Â tered Â a Â farm Â off Â Shard Â Villa Â Road Â around Â 10 Â p.m. Â on Â March Â 13 Â and Â stole Â diesel Â fuel Â from Â a Â piece Â of Â farm Â equipment. Â Surveillance Â video Â is Â being Â made Â available Â to Â state Â police. Â Anyone Â with Â information Â is Â asked Â to Â contact Â state Â police Â at Â 802-Â388-Â 4919. Â Information Â can Â also Â be Â sub-Â mitted Â anonymously Â online Â at Â www. vtips.info Â or Â by Â texting Â â€œCRIMESâ€? Â (274637) Â to Â Keyword: Â VTIPS. Â‡ 2Q 0DUFK DW SP stopped Â a Â motor Â vehicle Â on Â Leices-Â ter-ÂWhiting Â Road Â in Â Leicester. Â Po-Â lice Â ended Â up Â citing Â a Â passenger Â in Â WKHYHKLFOHLGHQWLÂżHGDV.HLWK%RU-Â deau, Â 20, Â of Â Port Â Henry, Â N.Y., Â with Â possession Â of Â heroin Â and Â possession Â of Â pills Â for Â which Â he Â did Â not Â have Â a Â prescription.
GMO Â workshop Â to Â be Â held Â March Â 27 MIDDLEBURY Â â€” Â Middlebury Â Natural Â Foods Â Co-Âop Â will Â host Â a Â free Â educational Â workshop Â about Â JHQHWLFDOO\ PRGLÂżHG RUJDQLVPV (GMOs) Â on Â Thursday, Â March Â 27, Â from Â 3:30-Â5 Â p.m. Â at Â the Â store Â in Â Middlebury. The Â workshop, Â titled Â â€œWhat Â You Â Need Â to Â Know Â About Â Labeling Â GMOs Â in Â Vermont,â€? Â will Â be Â led Â by Â the Â Vermont Â Right Â To Â Know Â coali-Â
tion, Â which Â is Â a Â project Â of Â Rural Â Vermont, Â the Â Northeast Â Organic Â Farming Â Association Â of Â Vermont Â (NOFA Â VT), Â Cedar Â Circle Â Farm, Â and Â the Â Vermont Â Public Â Interest Â Group Â (VPIRG). Â This Â workshop Â will Â help Â participants Â learn Â the Â basics Â of Â GMOs, Â discuss Â the Â in-Â creasing Â concerns Â about Â the Â health Â and Â safety Â risks, Â and Â share Â what Â is Â needed Â from Â citizens Â to Â pass Â a Â
GMO Â labeling Â bill Â in Â VT. Â To Â participate, Â call Â Emily Â at Â 388-Â 7276, Â email Â education@middle-Â burycoop.com, Â or Â sign Â up Â using Â the Â Eventbrite Â link Â on Â the Â Middlebury Â Natural Â Foods Â Co-Âop Â Facebook Â page. Â There Â will Â be Â free Â local Â ice Â cream Â from Â Strafford Â Organic Â Creamery, Â and Â other Â GMO-Âfree Â snacks. Â
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Petition Â (Continued Â from Â Page Â 1A) current Â municipal Â building Â and Â gym Â property Â at Â 94 Â Main Â St. Â to Â be Â con-Â veyed Â to Â the Â college, Â a Â provision Â already Â included Â in Â the Â referendum Â that Â local Â voters Â OKâ€™d Â by Â a Â 915-Â 798 Â margin Â on Â Town Â Meeting Â Day. Â Brush Â places Â the Â cost Â of Â his Â plan Â at Â $3,715,000, Â a Â sum Â he Â said Â could Â be Â entirely Â covered Â for Â considerably Â less Â than Â the Â $4.5 Â million Â the Â college Â has Â agreed Â to Â allot Â to Â the Â project Â voters Â approved Â on Â March Â 4. Â 7KDWSODQVSHFLÂżFDOO\FDOOVIRUWKH college Â to Â underwrite Â $4.5 Â million Â of Â the Â estimated Â $6.5 Â million Â costs Â of Â erecting Â a Â new Â municipal Â building Â
at Â 77 Â Main Â St. Â and Â a Â new Â recreation Â facility Â off Â Creek Â Road. Â In Â return, Â the Â town Â is Â to Â convey Â to Â the Â college Â the Â 94 Â Main Â St. Â site Â â€” Â which Â is Â to Â be Â cleared Â and Â turned Â into Â a Â public Â park Â â€” Â along Â with Â another Â town-Âowned Â parcel Â at Â 6 Â Cross Â St. Â That Â Cross Â Street Â parcel Â is Â to Â receive Â the Â collegeâ€™s Â Os-Â borne Â House, Â now Â located Â at Â 77 Â Main Â St., Â a Â site Â that Â is Â to Â be Â home Â to Â the Â new Â WRZQRIÂżFHEXLOGLQJ But Â Brush Â didnâ€™t Â like Â the Â town-Â gown Â plan Â for Â two Â primary Â reasons. Â He Â believes Â the Â 77 Â Main Â St. Â site Â will Â not Â include Â enough Â on-Âsite Â parking Â and Â will Â limit Â future Â expansion Â op-Â portunities Â for Â the Â adjacent Â Ilsley Â Li-Â
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brary. Â He Â does Â not Â support Â the Â Creek Â addition Â onto Â 105 Â Court Â St. Â ($150 Â per Â Road Â location Â for Â the Â new Â recreation Â square Â foot) Â and Â around Â $1,365,000 Â center Â because Â he Â believes Â it Â is Â â€œtoo Â to Â construct Â a Â 7,800-Âsquare-Âfoot Â addi-Â small, Â too Â inconvenient Â for Â residents Â tion Â onto Â the Â sports Â center Â ($175 Â per Â DQG LV D WUDIÂżFSDUNLQJ LVVXH GXULQJ square Â foot). Â lacrosse Â and Â soccer Â games Â at Â certain Â As Â a Â point Â of Â comparison Â on Â con-Â times Â of Â the Â year.â€? struction Â costs, Â Vergennes Â City Â Man-Â Rather Â than Â join Â in Â the Â lively Â debate Â ager Â Mel Â Hawley Â said Â the Â city Â paid Â that Â preceded Â the Â March Â 4 Â vote, Â Brush Â $204 Â per Â square Â foot Â for Â construction Â kept Â fairly Â quiet Â on Â the Â issue Â and Â stud-Â of Â its Â new Â 4,611-Âsquare-Âfoot Â police Â ied Â other Â options. station, Â which Â opened Â last Â â€œWhy Â would Â we Â ask Â tax-Â â€œWhy would PRQWK7KDWÂżJXUHH[FOXGHV payers Â to Â spend Â $2 Â million Â we ask the Â cost Â of Â land Â acquisition Â to Â do Â the Â wrong Â thing?â€? Â taxpayers and Â site Â work, Â Hawley Â said. Brush Â said Â of Â the Â local Â to spend $2 Also Â included Â in Â Brushâ€™s Â share Â of Â the Â project Â that Â estimate Â is Â a Â total Â of Â Middlebury Â residents Â are Â million to do $40,000 Â for Â relocation Â of Â the wrong being Â asked Â to Â bear. the Â playground Â and Â tennis Â thing?â€? BRUSHâ€™S Â PLAN courts;Íž Â $300,000 Â to Â com-Â Brushâ€™s Â research Â led Â him Â â€” Skip Brush SOHWH WKH VHFRQG Ă€RRU RI to Â the Â property Â for Â sale Â at Â the Â sports Â center Â to Â provide Â 105 Â and Â 111 Â Court Â St., Â the Â former Â bathrooms, Â concession Â stand Â and Â oth-Â home Â of Â Lightning Â Photo. Â He Â be-Â er Â amenities Â that Â could Â be Â shared Â with Â lieves Â 105 Â Court Â St. Â could Â be Â expand-Â the Â newly Â attached Â gym;Íž Â $35,000 Â HGWRDFFRPPRGDWHWRZQRIÂżFHVDQG to Â pave Â and Â light Â the Â walkway Â from Â meeting Â rooms, Â while Â the Â lower Â level Â WKH ZHVWHUO\ SDUNLQJ ORW WR WKH J\P of Â 111 Â Court Â St. Â could Â be Â used Â as Â a Â sports Â center;Íž Â a Â $500,000 Â contingency Â VHQLRUFHQWHU7KHVHFRQGĂ€RRURIWKDW fund;Íž Â and Â $450,000 Â to Â make Â parking Â building Â could Â be Â rented Â out Â or Â used Â DQG WUDIÂżF FLUFXODWLRQ XSJUDGHV WR for Â storage, Â Brush Â said. the Â nearby Â Mary Â Hogan Â Elementary Â Meanwhile, Â Brush Â would Â like Â to Â School Â parking Â lot. Â School Â directors Â see Â a Â new Â gym Â built Â as Â an Â addition Â have Â expressed Â concern Â about Â the Â im-Â to Â the Â Memorial Â Sports Â Center. Â This Â pact Â a Â new Â sports Â building Â could Â have Â space Â could Â be Â freed Â by Â relocating Â (to Â RQVWXGHQWVDIHW\WUDIÂżFDQGSDUNLQJ the Â west) Â the Â playground Â and Â two Â ten-Â at Â Mary Â Hogan. nis Â courts. Â He Â acknowledged Â the Â use Â â€œIâ€™m Â sure Â we Â could Â work Â some-Â of Â this Â space Â would Â have Â to Â be Â OKâ€™d Â thing Â out Â with Â the Â school Â board Â thatâ€™s Â HOWARD Â â€œSKIPâ€? Â BRUSH Â of Â Middlebury Â is Â circulating Â a Â petition Â that Â by Â the Â ID-Â4 Â school Â board, Â which Â over-Â acceptable Â to Â them,â€? Â said Â Brush, Â a Â he Â hopes Â will Â force Â a Â reconsideration Â of Â a Â Town Â Meeting Â Day Â vote Â in Â sees Â the Â townâ€™s Â recreation Â parkland. member Â of Â the Â Memorial Â Sports Â Cen-Â IDYRURIDPLOOLRQSURMHFWWREXLOGQHZWRZQRIÂżFHVDQGDUHFUHDWLRQ center. Â Brush Â wants Â the Â town Â to Â instead Â consider Â his Â own Â proposed Â Acquisition Â costs Â for Â 105 Â and Â 111 Â ter Â board Â and Â former Â ID-Â4 Â director. project. Court Â St. Â add Â up Â to Â $450,000, Â accord-Â The Â total Â estimated Â price Â tag Â of Â just Â Independent Â photo/Trent Â Campbell ing Â to Â Brush, Â who Â said Â he Â checked Â over Â $3.7 Â million Â could Â be Â more Â than Â ing Â Day. Â But Â he Â ultimately Â decided Â to Â with Â the Â sellerâ€™s Â real Â estate Â agent, Â covered Â with Â the Â same Â $4.5 Â million Â Brush Â said. Brush Â had Â not Â expected Â to Â unveil Â release Â his Â proposal Â in Â late Â February, Â Redstone. Â He Â estimated Â it Â would Â cost Â the Â college Â has Â pledged Â to Â the Â project Â $525,000 Â to Â build Â a Â 3,500-Âsquare-Âfoot Â that Â was Â OKâ€™d Â by Â voters Â on Â March Â 4, Â his Â proposal Â until Â after Â Town Â Meet-Â after Â he Â had Â seen Â the Â townâ€™s Â infor-Â PDWLRQDO Ă€LHU DERXW WKH PLOOLRQ project. Â He Â made Â 700 Â copies Â of Â his Â proposal, Â passing Â out Â 670 Â of Â them Â by Â March Â 4. â€œIt Â was Â last-Âminute, Â and Â I Â apologize Â for Â that,â€? Â he Â said. â€œI Â thought Â (the Â $6.5 Â million Â project) Â would Â fail,â€? Â he Â said. HURDLES Â TO Â PLAN Brush Â reported Â receiving Â positive Â feedback Â as Â he Â presented Â his Â plan Â door Â to Â door. Â He Â acknowledged, Â how-Â ever, Â that Â the Â proposal Â faces Â at Â least Â two Â major Â hurdles Â right Â out Â of Â the Â chute. First, Â locating Â the Â municipal Â build-Â ing Â at Â 105 Â Court Â St. Â would Â run Â coun-Â ter Â to Â language Â in Â Middleburyâ€™s Â town Â plan Â stipulating Â that Â the Â municipal Â building Â and Â gym Â remain Â at Â their Â current Â downtown Â location. Â The Â ap-Â proved Â project Â has Â already Â drawn Â some Â criticism Â on Â that Â score Â because Â LW GRHV QRW FDOO IRU WKH WRZQ RIÂżFHV and Â gym Â to Â be Â renovated Â or Â rebuilt Â at Â 94 Â Main Â St. But Â Brush Â believes Â the Â center Â of Â the Â downtown Â has Â â€œshiftedâ€? Â closer Â to Â Court Â Street. Â And Â he Â does Â not Â be-Â lieve Â in Â some Â residentsâ€™ Â contention Â that Â keeping Â the Â municipal Â building Â GRZQWRZQZLOOEHQHÂżWORFDOVWRUHV â€œThat Â building Â is Â a Â destination Â and Â not Â an Â attraction Â to Â draw Â people Â to Â the Â downtown,â€? Â said Â Brush, Â a Â member Â of Â the Â Middlebury Â Development Â Review Â Board. Â He Â believes Â the Â 105 Â Court Â St. Â spot Â would Â be Â more Â convenient Â for Â East Â Middlebury Â residents. Along Â with Â the Â downtown Â issue, Â the Â Brush Â proposal Â does Â not Â stand Â to Â EHQHÂżWIURPFROOHJHIXQGLQJ â€œAt Â this Â point, Â the Â college Â is Â com-Â mitted Â to Â the Â proposal Â that Â the Â se-Â lectboard Â has Â brought Â to Â us, Â and Â that Â is Â the Â only Â thing Â I Â received Â board Â (of Â trustees) Â approval Â for Â and Â is Â the Â only Â thing Â we Â are Â offering Â at Â this Â point,â€? Â Liebowitz Â said Â during Â a Â telephone Â interview Â this Â week. Â â€œThere Â should Â EHQRÂżQDQFLDOH[SHFWDWLRQVIURPWKH college Â on Â any Â different Â plan.â€? Brush, Â former Â (retired) Â director Â of Â purchasing Â for Â Middlebury Â College, Â said Â he Â has Â spoken Â with Â Liebowitz Â about Â his Â proposal. Â He Â holds Â on Â to Â hope Â that Â the Â college Â might Â recon-Â sider. â€œMy Â belief Â is Â that Â at Â some Â point, Â that Â college Â money Â will Â be Â there Â for Â a Â different Â plan,â€? Â Brush Â said. Â â€œThatâ€™s Â based Â on Â my Â belief Â that Â the Â college Â wants Â that Â (94 Â Main Â St.) Â property.â€? Middlebury Â selectboard Â Chairman Â Dean Â George Â was Â disappointed Â to Â hear Â of Â Brushâ€™s Â petition. Â Brush Â has Â until Â April Â 3 Â to Â collect Â at Â least Â 250 Â signatures Â to Â force Â a Â special Â vote Â on Â reconsideration. Â That Â vote Â would Â only Â involve Â reconsideration Â of Â the Â previ-Â ously Â approved Â $6.5 Â million Â plan, Â and Â would Â not Â be Â a Â referendum Â on Â Brushâ€™s Â proposal. Âł7KHLGHDRIGHYHORSLQJWRZQRIÂżF-Â es Â outside Â of Â the Â downtown Â is Â some-Â thing Â thatâ€™s Â not Â supported Â by Â most Â people,â€? Â George Â said. Â â€œI Â hope Â he Â has Â a Â clear Â understanding Â that Â the Â college Â is Â QRWJRLQJWRSDUWLFLSDWHÂżQDQFLDOO\LQ this. Â I Â donâ€™t Â know Â where Â the Â money, Â or Â the Â support, Â is Â going Â to Â come Â from Â to Â do Â this.â€? If Â Brush Â follows Â through Â and Â gets Â the Â signatures Â he Â needs Â for Â his Â peti-Â tion, Â it Â will Â be Â up Â to Â the Â selectboard Â to Â set Â a Â vote Â for Â later Â this Â spring. Reporter Â John Â Flowers Â is Â at Â johnf@ addisonindependent.com.
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2QFHJUDQGKRWHOLVULJKWVHWWLQJIRUĂ€OP Â The Â Grand Â Budapest Â Hotel;Íž Â Run-Â from Â his Â exacting Â mentor. Â Jude Â Law Â plays Â the Â young Â writer Â who Â listens Â as Â ning Â time: Â 1:39;Íž Â Rating: Â R In Â most Â Wes Â Anderson Â movies, Â the Â adult Â Zero Â (F. Â Murray Â Abraham) Â eccentricity Â is Â the Â charm. Â Itâ€™s Â a Â safe Â tells Â his Â story Â over Â dinner Â in Â the Â once Â grand Â dining Â room Â of Â the Â bet Â that Â whether Â or Â not Â you Â now Â forlorn Â Grand Â Buda-Â like Â â€œThe Â Grand Â Budapest Â pest Â Hotel. Â Hotel,â€? Â you Â will Â be Â curious Â The Â best Â of Â the Â movie Â about Â the Â mind Â that Â created Â unfolds Â in Â the Â hotelâ€™s Â glory Â it. Â Andersonâ€™s Â mind Â never Â days Â of Â the Â pre-Âwar Â â€™30s Â rests. Â The Â dozen Â movies Â when Â Gustave Â ran Â a Â per-Â he Â has Â made Â bring Â a Â wide Â fect Â refuge Â for Â aristocrats Â range Â of Â reaction Â from Â en-Â who Â loved Â the Â perfection Â thusiasm Â to Â disdain. Â he Â had Â created. Â When Â Gus-Â Count Â me Â in Â the Â middle. Â tave Â learns Â that Â Zero, Â the Â â€œMoonrise Â Kingdomâ€? Â and Â new Â young Â lobby Â boy, Â has Â â€œRushmoreâ€? Â are Â the Â inven-Â neither Â home Â nor Â family, Â tive Â products Â of Â an Â irresist-Â he Â decides Â in Â an Â instant Â to Â ibly Â goofy Â imagination. Â By Joan Ellis train Â the Â boy Â to Â the Â trade. Â â€œMoonriseâ€? Â was Â his Â own Â 7KHLU IULHQGVKLS UHĂ€HFWV PHPRU\ RI ÂżUVW ORYH EH-Â tween Â two Â outsiders Â who Â decide Â to Â another Â of Â Wes Â Andersonâ€™s Â ever-Â escape Â their Â dull Â peers. Â â€œRushmoreâ€? Â present Â themes: Â father/son Â relation-Â features Â a Â young Â boy Â with Â an Â obses-Â VKLSV URRWHG ÂżUPO\ LQ WUXVW 7KHLU sion Â for Â writing Â plays Â and Â no Â inclina-Â adventures Â begin Â with Â the Â reading Â of Â the Â will Â of Â hotel Â regular Â Madame Â D. Â tion Â to Â play Â within Â school Â rules. Â And Â now, Â â€œThe Â Grand Â Budapest Â (the Â appropriately Â grand Â Tilda Â Swin-Â Hotelâ€? Â gives Â us Â the Â story Â of Â a Â legend-Â ton). Â Â Â As Â Gustave Â and Â Zero Â are Â caught Â ary Â concierge Â in Â a Â storied Â European Â hotel. Â M. Â Gustave Â (Ralph Â Fiennes, Â in Â the Â approach Â of Â World Â War Â II, Â we Â fully Â in Â the Â spirit Â of Â things) Â is Â the Â out-Â meet Â the Â directorâ€™s Â favorite Â regulars Â sider Â this Â time;Íž Â Zero Â (Tony Â Revolori) Â â€” Â Adrien Â Brody, Â Willem Â Dafoe, Â is Â the Â lobby Â boy Â who Â learns Â the Â trade Â Jeff Â Goldblum, Â Harvey Â Keitel, Â Bill Â
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Murray, Â Edward Â Norton, Â Saoirse Â Ronan, Â Jason Â Schwartzman Â and Â Tom Â Wilkinson. Â MONTPELIER Â â€” Â Middlebury Â This Â anecdotal Â rendering Â of Â the Â Union Â High Â School Â senior Â Olivia Â capture Â and Â escape Â of Â our Â two Â Cacciatore Â will Â compete Â with Â peers Â friends Â sags Â in Â a Â confusion Â of Â char-Â from Â other Â Vermont Â high Â schools Â acters. Â Each Â one Â of Â many Â anecdotes Â for Â a Â state Â title Â this Â Thursday Â eve-Â LVDVPDOOVFHQHIURPVRPHÂżJPHQW ning, Â but Â it Â wonâ€™t Â be Â in Â a Â gym Â or Â on Â of Â Andersonâ€™s Â imagination Â â€” Â elud-Â a Â ski Â trail. Â She Â will Â be Â among Â the Â 10 Â ing Â thugs Â in Â a Â visually Â complex Â but Â ÂżQDOLVWVIURPWKH3RHWU\2XW/RXG arresting Â race Â through Â passing Â cable Â VHPLÂżQDOV ODVW ZHHN ZKR ZLOO cars, Â among Â others. Â The Â problem Â meet Â at Â the Â Vermont Â Public Â Televi-Â here Â is Â that Â the Â efforts Â seem Â labored. Â Â sion Â studio Â in Â Colchester. From Â the Â reading Â of Â the Â will Â to Â These Â talented Â high Â school Â dinner Â years Â later Â in Â the Â Grand Â Bu-Â students Â have Â been Â working Â for Â dapest, Â those Â random Â scenes Â deliver Â months Â to Â perfect Â their Â recitation Â their Â humor Â through Â the Â intensely Â skills, Â and Â Thursdayâ€™s Â event Â will Â solemn Â attention Â to Â detail Â and Â duty Â determine Â who Â will Â go Â to Â Washing-Â that Â every Â character Â bestows Â on Â the Â ton, Â D.C., Â to Â compete Â in Â the Â nation-Â gravest Â of Â situations. Â Watch Â the Â adult Â al Â competition. Zero Â â€” Â now Â in Â full Â possession Â of Â his Â 7KH ÂżQDOV ZLOO EH OLYHVWUHDPHG masterâ€™s Â spirit Â â€” Â at Â dinner, Â pleased Â beginning Â at Â 7 Â p.m. Â A Â special Â that Â he Â has Â ordered Â the Â exact Â number Â EURDGFDVWRIWKHÂżQDOVZLOOEHDLUHG of Â courses Â that Â will Â last Â through Â the Â at Â a Â later Â date. story Â he Â is Â about Â to Â tell. 7R PDNH WKH ÂżQDOV &DFFLDWRUH Feeling Â ambivalent Â about Â â€œThe Â Grand Â Budapest Â Hotel,â€? Â I Â reassure Â my-Â self Â by Â remembering Â that Â Wes Â Ander-Â son Â was Â once Â a Â disciplinary Â problem Â whose Â teacher Â told Â him Â that Â for Â every Â VERGENNES Â â€” Â The Â Ferrisburgh Â two Â weeks Â he Â behaved Â himself, Â he Â Childrenâ€™s Â Theater Â will Â present Â â€œJolly Â could Â put Â on Â a Â play. Â Thatâ€™s Â who Â he Â is. Â Roger Â and Â the Â Pirate Â Queenâ€? Â on Â Sat-Â urday, Â March Â 29, Â at Â 7 Â p.m. Â at Â the Â Ver-Â gennes Â Opera Â House The Â Ferrisburgh Â Childrenâ€™s Â The-Â work Â can Â be Â seen Â on Â her Â website, Â ater, Â now Â in Â its Â 14th Â year, Â is Â a Â 20-Âweek Â after-Âschool Â program Â for Â Ferrisburgh Â marilyngillis.com. As Â always, Â the Â meeting Â will Â in-Â VWXGHQWVLQJUDGHVÂżYHDQGVL[DQGLV clude Â show-Âand-Âtell, Â and Â people Â DUH HQFRXUDJHG WR EULQJ LQ ÂżQLVKHG quilts Â and Â works Â in Â progress. The Â Milk Â & Â Honey Â Quilters Â Guild Â began Â about Â 20 Â years Â ago Â as Â an Â in-Â formal Â and Â supportive Â guild Â for Â any-Â one Â interested Â in Â quilting. Â With Â the Â adoption Â of Â by Â laws Â and Â election Â of Â RIÂżFHUV ODVW \HDU WKH VWUXFWXUH KDV become Â more Â formal. Â Meetings Â are Â held Â are Â on Â the Â fourth Â Tuesday Â of Â the Â month Â from Â September Â through Â June. Â For Â more Â information, Â visit Â milkandhoneyquilters.com.
&ODVVWRKHOSÂżUPVPDQDJHHPSOR\HHV MIDDLEBURY Â â€” Â Addison Â County Â Economic Â Development Â Corp. Â and Â the Â Vermont Â Small Â Busi-Â ness Â Development Â Center Â will Â hold Â a Â workshop Â for Â employers Â on Â Wednesday, Â April Â 2, Â from Â 1-Â4 Â p.m. Â at Â WKH$&('& RIÂżFH DW 5RXWH South Â in Â Middlebury. Â The Â workshop Â is Â titled Â â€œHuman Â Resources Â â€” Â The Â Power Â of Â a Â Positive Â Workplace.â€? Employees Â are Â expensive Â to Â re-Â place. Â The Â cost Â can Â range Â anywhere Â from Â 29 Â to Â 46 Â percent Â of Â annual Â sala-Â ry Â with Â the Â cost Â to Â replace Â a Â manager Â being Â even Â more. The Â good Â news: Â Employees Â and Â managers Â who Â feel Â appreciated Â and Â fairly Â treated Â stay Â with Â a Â company Â longer, Â perform Â consistently Â at Â higher Â levels, Â take Â more Â initiative, Â bring Â better Â ideas Â to Â the Â table, Â and Â take Â better Â care Â of Â customers Â and Â other Â employees. â€œThe Â Power Â of Â a Â Positive Â Work-Â placeâ€? Â is Â that Â it Â enhances Â all Â rela-Â
tionships, Â increases Â retention Â of Â important Â people Â (employees) Â and Â improves Â service. The Â cost Â of Â the Â workshop Â is Â $49. Â For Â more Â information, Â call Â 388-Â7953 Â or Â register Â at Â http://bit.ly/1g2UV44.
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to maintain and operate all theatrical systems (lighting, sound, projection), and have experience with set Other responsibilities Â construction. Sat 3/22 8pm $25 Advance/runs, $27 door include: facilitate load-ins, strikes and turnarounds; provide tech After Dark Music Series for meetings and receptions; create internship program in technical theater; maintain building by making repairs or hiring contractors. American folk/blues A janitorial service will clean the building, but this individual will www.afterdarkmusicseries.com make sure that the theater, studio Coming 4/6:are Hotready Club ofeach Cowtown, 7:30 $35 and gallery day for public use. This historic theater will re-open in July, 2008, so the position EH ÓžOOHG DV VRRQ DV SRVVLEOH Â ZLOO &RI PM lLM AND PARTY s 3AT /LPLWHGEHQHÓžWV6HQGFRYHUOHWWHU and resume to: Douglas Anderson, Executive Director Town Hall Theater PO Box 128 Middlebury VT 05753 or email materials to email@example.com 802-388-1436
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ture Â on Â the Â high Â seas. Â The Â result Â is Â a Â production Â full Â of Â humor, Â mistaken Â identity Â and Â plenty Â of Â swashbuckling Â suspense. Tickets, Â $6 Â for Â adults Â and Â $3 Â for Â kids, Â are Â available Â at Â the Â door. For Â more Â information Â contact Â Fer-Â risburgh Â Central Â School Â at Â 877-Â3463 Â or Â Kristina Â MacKulin Â at Â 425-Â6115.
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free Â for Â all Â who Â participate. Â This Â year Â the Â program Â secured Â grant Â funds Â from Â Neat Â Repeats, Â Sweet Â Charity Â and Â the Â Ferrisburgh Â Central Â School Â PTO Â to Â make Â this Â production Â possible. In Â the Â play, Â gentleman Â Roger Â Goodman Â decides Â to Â become Â a Â pirate Â to Â impress Â the Â lady Â he Â loves, Â who Â herself Â goes Â off Â in Â search Â of Â adven-Â
ever Â works Â to Â translate Â her Â ideas Â to Â the Â piece. Â Her Â primary Â inspiration Â comes Â from Â the Â beauty Â of Â the Â natu-Â ral Â world. Â Gillisâ€™ Â quilts Â have Â been Â shown Â in Â a Â wide Â range Â of Â venues, Â from Â inter-Â national Â traveling Â exhibits Â to Â juried Â festivals Â here Â and Â abroad. Â Several Â of Â her Â quilts Â have Â been Â acquired Â by Â the Â New Â England Â Quilt Â Museum, Â the Â Rocky Â Mountain Â Quilt Â Museum, Â and Â others. Â Her Â work Â has Â appeared Â in Â countless Â festivals, Â galleries Â and Â art Â shows, Â and Â has Â been Â the Â subject Â of Â articles Â in Â numerous Â publica-Â tions, Â such Â as Â Art Â Matters Â and Â Quilt-Â ing Â Arts Â Magazine. Â Examples Â of Â her Â
tArtsCouncil.org. The Â competition, Â which Â will Â start Â at Â 7 Â p.m., Â will Â be Â live Â tweeted Â by Â @ VTArtsCouncil Â using Â the Â hashtag Â #POLVT. The Â Poetry Â Out Â Loud Â program Â was Â created Â by Â the Â National Â En-Â dowment Â for Â the Â Arts Â and Â the Â Po-Â etry Â Foundation, Â and Â is Â adminis-Â tered Â by Â the Â Vermont Â Arts Â Council. Â Now Â in Â its Â ninth Â year Â in Â Vermont, Â Poetry Â Out Â Loud Â has Â inspired Â hun-Â dreds Â of Â thousands Â of Â high Â school Â students Â to Â discover Â classic Â and Â contemporary Â poetry. Â The Â Poetry Â Out Â Loud Â program Â builds Â on Â the Â rising Â interest Â in Â poetry Â as Â an Â oral Â art Â form, Â as Â seen Â in Â the Â slam Â po-Â etry Â movement Â and Â the Â popularity Â of Â rap Â music. Â Students Â learn Â about Â great Â poetry Â while Â mastering Â pub-Â lic Â speaking Â skills Â and Â building Â VHOIFRQÂżGHQFH
â€˜Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queenâ€™ to take the stage March 29
,QWXLWLYHÂżEHUDUWLVWWRGLVFXVVXQLTXHTXLOWV MIDDLEBURY Â â€” Â The Â Milk Â & Â Honey Â Quilters Â Guild Â welcomes Â guest Â speaker Â Marilyn Â Gillis Â on Â Tuesday, Â March Â 25, Â at Â 7 Â p.m. Â for Â a Â discussion Â and Â trunk Â show Â of Â her Â expressive, Â nature-Âbased Â quilts. Â The Â meeting Â will Â be Â held Â at Â the Â American Â Legion Â building Â on Â Wilson Â Road Â in Â Middlebury. Gillisâ€™ Â work Â falls Â into Â the Â cate-Â gory Â of Â modern Â art Â quilts, Â working Â with Â handmade Â fabrics Â and Â original Â designs. Â This Â talented Â Burlington Â artist Â works Â without Â a Â plan Â and Â in-Â tuitively Â revises Â the Â piece Â as Â it Â pro-Â gresses. Â She Â uses Â a Â wide Â range Â of Â materials Â and Â techniques Â â€” Â what-Â
who Â performed Â this Â past Â weekend Â as Â the Â Scarecrow Â in Â the Â MUHS Â senior Â play, Â â€œThe Â Wizard Â of Â Oz,â€? Â SUHVHQWHGLQWKHVHPLÂżQDOFRPSH-Â tition Â on Â March Â 14 Â in Â Barre, Â where Â she Â read Â â€œTo Â Autumnâ€? Â by Â the Â Eng-Â lish Â Romantic Â poet Â John Â Keats. Â Vermontâ€™s Â champion Â will Â receive Â a Â cash Â prize Â of Â $200 Â and Â an Â all-Â expenses-Âpaid Â trip Â to Â the Â nationâ€™s Â capital Â to Â compete Â for Â the Â national Â championship. Â The Â championâ€™s Â school Â will Â receive Â a Â $500 Â stipend Â for Â the Â purchase Â of Â poetry Â books. Â Students Â from Â 53 Â high Â schools Â â€” Â champions Â from Â every Â state, Â the Â District Â of Â Columbia, Â Puerto Â Rico Â and Â the Â U.S. Â Virgin Â Islands Â â€” Â will Â compete Â for Â a Â total Â of Â $50,000 Â in Â scholarship Â awards Â and Â school Â sti-Â SHQGVDWWKHQDWLRQDOÂżQDOV A Â live Â stream Â of Â the Â full Â event Â will Â be Â available Â at Â Vermon-Â
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(Continued Â from Â Page Â 1A) before Â the Â Affordable Â Care Â Act,â€? Â ready Â to Â go Â live Â with Â certain Â kinds Â plan Â through Â VHC, Â making Â their Â Fisher Â said. of Â programs Â and Â data,â€? Â Ayer Â said. Â initial Â payment Â for Â that Â coverage, Â â€œWe Â do Â have Â a Â lot Â of Â people Â who Â â€œThey Â are Â being Â a Â little Â more Â re-Â receiving Â a Â card Â saying Â they Â were Â are Â paying Â less Â for Â better Â care,â€? Â served Â on Â this.â€? DOO VHW DQG WKHQ ÂżQGLQJ Ayer Â added. Â â€œThat Â was Â &267(67,0$7(6 out Â they Â didnâ€™t Â have Â in-Â the Â objective Â (of Â VHC).â€? Meanwhile, Â lawmakers Â are Â un-Â surance. Â Others Â have Â Fisher Â says Â heâ€™s Â con-Â RIÂżFLDOO\ KHDULQJ FRVW HVWLPDWHV sent Â in Â a Â payment Â for Â vinced Â the Â stateâ€™s Â health Â ranging Â from Â $1.766 Â billion Â to Â March Â coverage Â only Â to Â reform Â efforts Â are Â mak-Â $2.175 Â billion Â for Â the Â new Â single-Â be Â told Â their Â plan Â would Â ing Â a Â difference. payer Â system. kick Â in Â in Â April. â€œWe Â believe Â we Â are Â 6RZLWKWKHLQFRPSOHWHÂżQDQFLDO But Â Ayer Â said Â most Â making Â an Â impact Â on Â the Â picture, Â current Â plans Â call Â for Â the Â clients Â have Â been Â able Â uninsured Â population,â€? Â Senate Â to Â soon Â approve Â a Â health Â to Â correct Â these Â glitches Â he Â said. care Â bill Â that Â would Â cross Â over Â into Â with Â a Â toll-Âfree Â phone Â Fisher Â and Â Ayer Â are Â the Â House Â this Â session Â and Â feature Â call Â to Â VHC. also Â monitoring Â efforts Â D ÂłSODFHKROGHUÂ´ IRU ÂżQDQFLDO GH-Â Open Â enrollment Â for Â to Â establish Â a Â single-Â tails Â for Â a Â single-Âpayer Â plan. â€œWe believe VHC Â ends Â on Â March Â 31. Â payer Â health Â care Â system, Â Ayer Â believes Â that Â this Â strategy Â Each Â state Â is Â bound, Â by Â we are called Â Green Â Mountain Â will Â give Â the Â administration Â more Â the Â federal Â Affordable Â making an Care, Â in Â Vermont. Â They Â time Â to Â see Â how Â its Â recent Â efforts Â to Â Care Â Act, Â to Â either Â build Â impact on the acknowledged Â frustra-Â cut Â health Â care Â costs Â â€” Â such Â as Â the Â its Â own Â health Â insur-Â uninsured tion Â â€” Â exhibited Â by Â digitizing Â of Â medical Â information Â ance Â exchange Â or Â allow Â population.â€? lawmakers Â and Â citizens Â Â˛ZLOOLQĂ€XHQFHWKHÂżQDOH[SHQVH the Â U.S. Â government Â â€” Rep. â€” Â that Â the Â Shumlin Â ad-Â of Â a Â single-Âpayer Â plan. to Â build Â one Â for Â it. Â Ver-Â â€œThe Â House Â and Â Senate Â will Â Mike Fisher ministration Â has Â yet Â to Â mont Â elected Â to Â build Â its Â SURSRVH D ÂżQDQFLQJ SODQ work Â together Â on Â this,â€? Â Ayer Â prom-Â own Â exchange, Â through Â for Â the Â system. Â Act Â 48, Â ised. Â â€œWeâ€™ll Â be Â set Â up Â to Â say Â (the Â which Â individuals, Â families Â and Â which Â lays Â out Â Vermontâ€™s Â path Â to Â governorâ€™s Â estimates) Â are Â not Â going Â small Â businesses Â in Â the Â state Â are Â single-Âpayer, Â gave Â the Â administra-Â to Â cut Â it, Â or Â however Â weâ€™re Â going Â to Â expected Â to Â purchase Â their Â health Â tion Â until Â Jan. Â 15, Â 2013, Â to Â provide Â react Â to Â it. Â Heâ€™ll Â make Â a Â proposal Â insurance. Â Also Â included Â in Â the Â ÂżQDQFLDOGHWDLOV to Â us.â€? exchange Â are Â citizens Â who Â are Â un-Â Shumlin Â is Â not Â subject Â to Â any Â Asked Â what Â taxes Â the Â Legisla-Â insured, Â underinsured Â or Â who Â have Â sanctions Â as Â a Â result Â of Â missing Â the Â WXUHLVOLNHO\WRFRQVLGHULQÂżQDQF-Â been Â clients Â of Â subsidized Â health Â deadline, Â according Â to Â ing Â a Â single-Âpayer Â plan, Â care Â programs Â such Â as Â Medicaid, Â Ayer. Ayer Â cited Â the Â income Â Catamount Â Health Â and Â the Â Vermont Â â€œThe Â consequences Â tax Â and Â a Â payroll Â tax. Â If Â Health Â Access Â Program. are Â a Â number Â of Â people Â that Â indeed Â proves Â to Â be Â Approximately Â 52,400 Â Vermont-Â bringing Â it Â up Â at Â every Â the Â case, Â lawmakers Â will Â ers Â had Â successfully Â picked Â a Â health Â single Â opportunity,â€? Â QHHG WR ÂżJXUH RXW KRZ insurance Â plan Â through Â VHC Â as Â of Â Ayer Â said. Medicare Â clients Â would Â Wednesday, Â according Â to Â Emily Â Many Â lawmakers, Â ac-Â ÂżW LQWR VXFK D UHYHQXH <DKUSXEOLFLQIRUPDWLRQRIÂżFHUIRU cording Â to Â Ayer, Â have Â scheme. Â Most Â Medicare Â Vermont Â Health Â Connect. Â Around Â conceded Â that Â the Â dead-Â patients Â are Â retired, Â on Â 37,400 Â have Â gone Â through Â the Â reg-Â line Â prescribed Â by Â Act Â Âż[HGLQFRPHVDQGDUHQÂśW LVWUDWLRQ SURFHVV DQG DUH RIÂżFLDOO\ 48 Â was Â not Â realistic, Â giv-Â drawing Â a Â salary Â from Â enrolled, Â she Â added. Â Yahr Â said Â she Â en Â the Â magnitude Â of Â the Â â€œI think which Â to Â exact Â a Â payroll Â was Â unable Â to Â provide Â a Â total Â num-Â information Â that Â must Â be Â weâ€™re getting tax. ber Â of Â eligible Â Vermonters Â that Â are Â processed. And Â Vermont, Â the Â sec-Â there. To say ond-Âgrayest Â expected Â to Â register Â through Â VHC. â€œ(Shumlin) Â could Â state Â in Â the Â â€œThatâ€™s Â a Â moving Â number,â€? Â she Â KDYH JLYHQ XV D ÂżQDQF-Â itâ€™s been a nation, Â is Â home Â to Â many Â said. ing Â plan, Â but Â it Â could Â bumpy road retirees. â€œWe Â are Â really Â pleased Â with Â the Â have Â been Â meaningless Â has been an Âł:HKDYHWRÂżJXUHRXW progress.â€? in Â two Â years,â€? Â Ayer Â said. Â understatehow Â to Â do Â something Â Ayer Â and Â Fisher Â are Â also Â gener-Â â€œHeâ€™s Â gotten Â a Â political Â (for Â retirees) Â thatâ€™s Â fair Â ment.â€? ally Â pleased Â with Â the Â totals Â thus Â far. black Â eye Â for Â that.â€? â€” Sen. and Â sensible,â€? Â Ayer Â said. Â â€œWe Â are Â told Â we Â have Â the Â high-Â â€œThe Â January Â 2013 Â Claire Ayer â€œTo Â me, Â thatâ€™s Â the Â tough-Â est Â enrollment, Â per Â capita, Â in Â the Â deadline Â for Â Green Â est Â piece.â€? country,â€? Â Ayer Â said. Â â€œWe Â are Â told Â Mountain Â Care Â was Â the Â Fisher Â said Â Vermont-Â we Â are Â one Â of Â the Â shining Â stars Â in Â wrong Â date, Â I Â acknowledge,â€? Â Fish-Â HUV VKRXOG UHDOL]H WKDW D ÂżQDQFLQJ the Â exchange.â€? er Â added. plan Â for Â a Â single-Âpayer Â system Â will Â More Â than Â half Â of Â those Â who Â Ayer Â noted Â Shumlin Â said Â last Â replace Â what Â they Â are Â currently Â have Â registered Â through Â VHC Â have Â week Â that Â he Â is Â now Â targeting Â Jan. Â paying Â for Â private Â health Â insurance Â TXDOLÂżHGIRUÂżQDQFLDODVVLVWDQFHWR 1, Â 2015, Â as Â the Â date Â by Â which Â he Â premiums, Â which Â continue Â to Â rise Â help Â pay Â for Â their Â health Â insurance, Â plans Â to Â submit Â his Â administra-Â PXFK IDVWHU WKDQ WKH DQQXDO LQĂ€D-Â according Â to Â Fisher. Â The Â average Â tionâ€™s Â report Â on Â single-Âpayer. tion Â rate. subsidy Â has Â been Â $380 Â per Â month, Â â€œHe Â said Â the Â administration Â â€œItâ€™s Â really Â important Â to Â realize Â he Â said. learned Â a Â little Â bit Â from Â the Â roll-Âout Â that Â these Â cost Â estimates Â relate Â to Â â€œItâ€™s Â a Â level Â of Â support Â that Â a Â vast Â of Â the Â health Â care Â exchange, Â and Â what Â Vermonters Â are Â paying Â on Â the Â majority Â of Â Vermonters Â didnâ€™t Â have Â that Â is Â not Â to Â go Â â€˜liveâ€™ Â until Â they Â are Â open Â market,â€? Â he Â said.
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Leahy Â (Continued Â from Â Page Â 1A) who Â packed Â the Â conference Â room Â at Â the Â Howe Â Center Â Monday Â afternoon Â for Â the Â hearing. Â The Â issue Â has Â been Â front Â and Â center Â not Â only Â in Â Vermont Â but Â nationwide Â since Â January Â after Â Gov. Â Peter Â Shumlin Â devoted Â his Â entire Â State Â of Â the Â State Â speech Â to Â Vermontâ€™s Â ever-Âdeepening Â heroin Â and Â opiate Â abuse Â crisis. Â The Â media Â attention Â was Â punctuated Â by Â a Â front-Âpage Â story Â in Â The Â New Â York Â Times Â last Â week Â on Â drug Â problems Â in Â Bennington Â and Â in Â Rutland. Â Some Â ORFDO RIÂżFLDOV KDYH WDNHQ LVVXH ZLWK the Â Times Â coverage, Â which Â they Â say Â painted Â Bennington Â as Â a Â town Â ruined Â by Â drugs Â and Â did Â not Â emphasis Â enough Â the Â unique Â and Â positive Â steps Â being Â taken Â in Â Rutland Â to Â combat Â the Â prob-Â lem. Mondayâ€™s Â hearing Â was Â an Â effort Â by Â Leahy, Â D-ÂVt., Â to Â take Â testimony Â about Â WKH SUREOHP IURP RIÂżFLDOV ZKR DUH working Â with Â kids, Â offenders Â and Â ad-Â dicts, Â and Â to Â get Â their Â view Â on Â whatâ€™s Â working, Â and Â whatâ€™s Â not. Opinions Â aside, Â the Â numbers Â donâ€™t Â lie. Â Opiate Â addiction Â in Â the Â Green Â Mountain Â State Â has Â risen Â an Â astound-Â ing Â 770 Â percent Â since Â 2001, Â a Â statistic Â WKDWÂżJXUHGSURPLQHQWO\LQ6KXPOLQÂśV State Â of Â the Â State Â address. Leahy, Â who Â will Â be Â 73 Â on Â March Â 31 Â and Â chairs Â the Â Judiciary Â Committee, Â is Â Washingtonâ€™s Â most Â senior Â senator. Â His Â powerful Â position Â on Â Capitol Â Hill Â could Â help Â funnel Â much-Âneeded Â fund-Â ing Â to Â Vermont Â to Â help Â turn Â the Â opiate Â crisis Â around. â€œWe Â want Â to Â talk Â about Â how Â com-Â munities Â like Â Rutland Â can Â come Â to-Â gether Â to Â solve Â this Â complex Â problem,â€? Â Leahy Â said Â in Â his Â opening Â remarks. Â â€œIt Â goes Â into Â neighborhoods Â and Â com-Â munities Â of Â all Â sizes, Â and Â in Â rural Â ar-Â eas Â alike, Â not Â just Â here Â in Â Vermont Â but Â around Â the Â country.â€? Leahy Â was Â joined Â by Â fellow Â Ver-Â mont Â Democrat Â Rep. Â Peter Â Welch Â to Â hear Â testimony Â at Â the Â hearing. Leahy Â said Â that Â while Â the Â statistics Â are Â staggering, Â itâ€™s Â the Â people Â affected Â by Â the Â scourge Â of Â heroin Â that Â matter Â most. â€œYou Â can Â go Â with Â the Â numbers,â€? Â Leahy Â said. Â â€œBut Â when Â you Â look Â at Â the Â people Â whose Â lives Â have Â been Â ruined Â or Â ended Â by Â this, Â itâ€™s Â got Â to Â stop.â€? Leahy Â also Â noted Â that Â law Â en-Â forcement Â alone Â has Â not Â solved Â the Â problem, Â and Â highlighted Â Rutlandâ€™s Â multi-Âfaceted Â approach Â of Â prevention, Â
education Â and Â treatment Â coupled Â with Â an Â alternative Â sentencing Â structure Â to Â help Â non-Âviolent Â addicts Â get Â their Â lives Â back. Â The Â Rapid Â Intervention Â program Â uses Â treatment Â options Â in Â exchange Â for Â a Â clean Â record. Â It Â also Â zeroes Â in Â on Â trou-Â bled Â homes Â in Â neighborhoods Â where Â heroin Â is Â known Â to Â be Â used, Â and Â works Â with Â city Â building Â codes Â enforcement, Â health Â inspectors Â and Â other Â city Â of-Â ÂżFLDOVWRVKXWGRZQWKRVHKRXVHVDQG improve Â neighborhoods. The Â two-Âhour Â hearing Â featured Â tes-Â WLPRQ\ IURP ÂżYH NH\ SOD\HUV RQ WKH front Â lines Â of Â the Â opiate Â crisis Â here: Â U.S. Â Attorney Â for Â Vermont Â Tristam Â Cof-Â ÂżQ 5XWODQG &LW\ 3ROLFH &KLHI -DPHV Baker, Â Vermont Â Health Â Commissioner Â Harry Â Chen, Â Burlington Â Boys Â & Â Girls Â Club Â Executive Â Director Â Mary Â Alice Â McKenzie, Â and Â Vermont Â State Â Police Â Director Â Col. Â Tom Â Lâ€™Esperance. MOUTHS Â OF Â BABES It Â was Â McKenzieâ€™s Â testimony Â that Â proved Â the Â most Â riveting. Â She Â said Â she Â and Â her Â staff Â sounded Â the Â alarm Â that Â something Â had Â changed Â in Â Burling-Â tonâ€™s Â drug Â landscape Â about Â three Â years Â ago. Â The Â most Â disconcerting Â informa-Â tion Â came Â from Â children. â€œKids Â were Â afraid Â to Â walk Â home Â at Â night,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œKids Â were Â afraid Â to Â walk Â across Â the Â park, Â afraid Â to Â walk Â down Â North Â Street Â to Â their Â apartments. Â They Â told Â us Â of Â being Â harassed Â and Â as-Â VDXOWHGE\WKRVHXQGHUWKHLQĂ€XHQFHRI drugs.â€? McKenzie Â said Â kids Â told Â her Â and Â her Â staff Â that Â they Â had Â been Â offered Â money Â to Â sell Â drugs. Â Fifteen-Âyear-Âold Â JLUOVFRQÂżGHGWKDWWKH\KDGEHHQRI-Â fered Â money Â for Â sex Â by Â people Â who Â were Â selling Â drugs. Â Kids Â were Â tell-Â ing Â them Â about Â people Â carrying Â guns Â
who Â sold Â drugs. â€œWe Â were Â making Â more Â and Â more Â reports Â to Â (the Â state Â Department Â of Â Children Â and Â Families) Â about Â children Â who Â were Â being Â severely Â neglected Â be-Â cause Â there Â was Â no Â food Â in Â the Â home Â because Â there Â was Â no Â money Â left Â for Â food Â to Â feed Â these Â children,â€? Â McKen-Â zie Â said. Boys Â & Â Girls Â Clubs Â across Â Vermont Â share Â the Â same Â mission Â whether Â they Â are Â very Â small Â and Â rural Â or Â serve Â sev-Â eral Â hundred Â children, Â ages Â 5-Â19, Â like Â Burlington. â€œOur Â mission Â is Â to Â inspire Â and Â en-Â able Â youth Â in Â our Â communities,â€? Â McK-Â enzie Â said. Â â€œEspecially Â those Â who Â need Â us Â most Â to Â realize Â their Â full Â potential Â as Â productive, Â healthy, Â caring Â and Â respon-Â sible Â citizens.â€? McKenzie Â said Â she Â and Â her Â fellow Â Boys Â & Â Girls Â Club Â directors Â around Â Vermont Â have Â come Â to Â a Â heartfelt Â con-Â clusion Â about Â that Â mission. â€œWe Â have Â concluded Â that Â because Â of Â what Â we Â are Â witnessing Â in Â our Â commu-Â nities Â around Â addiction, Â that Â we Â cannot Â not Â engage,â€? Â McKenzie Â said. Â â€œBe-Â cause Â if Â we Â donâ€™t Â engage Â on Â pushing Â back Â on Â the Â trends Â that Â we Â see, Â we Â will Â violate Â our Â reason Â for Â being.â€? McKenzie Â said Â that Â while Â the Â trends Â have Â gotten Â worse Â over Â the Â last Â decade, Â she Â believes, Â based Â on Â her Â experience Â working Â with Â police Â and Â social Â service Â RIÂżFLDOV LQ %XUOLQJWRQ WKDW WKHUH LV reason Â for Â hope. â€œWe Â believe Â that Â if Â we Â take Â coordi-Â nated Â and Â comprehensive Â community Â actions, Â we Â can Â make Â the Â difference.â€? McKenzie Â said Â the Â club Â reached Â out Â to Â Boys Â & Â Girls Â Club Â headquar-Â WHUVFLW\RIÂżFLDOVWKH8QLWHG:D\DQG Spectrum Â Youth Â Services Â in Â Burling-Â
SEN. Â PATRICK Â LEAHY Â describes Â concerns Â he Â has Â about Â the Â epidemic Â of Â opiate Â abuse Â during Â Mondayâ€™s Â hearing Â of Â the Â U.S. Â Senate Â Judiciary Â Committee Â in Â Rutland Â while Â Rep. Â Peter Â Welch Â looks Â on. Â Advocates Â hope Â WKDW/HDK\ÂśVVHQLRUSRVLWLRQLQ:DVKLQJWRQFRXOGKHOSIXQQHOIXQGVWR9HUPRQWWRKHOSÂżJKWWKHGUXJFULVLV
to Â me Â in Â high Â school Â about Â drugs, Â itâ€™s Â way Â too Â late. Â I Â smoked, Â or Â my Â friends Â VPRNHGWKHLUÂżUVWMRLQWZKHQWKH\ZHUH eight, Â or Â nine, Â or Â 10.â€™ Â Pick Â a Â number. Â Itâ€™s Â incredibly Â young. Â Itâ€™s Â shockingly Â young.â€? McKenzie Â said Â that Â one Â segment Â of Â Vermontâ€™s Â young Â population Â are Â the Â children Â born Â of Â the Â very Â drug Â dealers Â DQGWUDIÂżFNHUVZKRKDYHEHHQFRPLQJ into Â the Â state Â from Â elsewhere Â for Â years. â€œThey Â have Â extensive Â networks Â here, Â and Â they Â have Â relationships Â here, Â and Â they Â have Â borne Â children Â here,â€? Â McKenzie Â said. Â â€œAnd Â their Â children, Â and Â the Â children Â born Â into Â the Â house-Â holds Â that Â are Â highly Â addicted, Â are Â the Â most Â at-Ârisk Â children Â in Â our Â commu-Â nity. Â We Â donâ€™t Â have Â many Â tools Â in Â our Â toolbox Â to Â address Â these Â kids Â early Â and Â effectively Â until Â they Â are Â old Â enough Â to Â be Â arrested.â€? McKenzie Â reiterated Â that Â funding Â has Â been Â key Â to Â expanding Â the Â clubâ€™s Â programs Â and Â it Â needs Â to Â be Â improved. Â 6KHDOVRVDLGWKDWZKLOHDXQLÂżHGFRP-Â munity Â effort Â is Â an Â absolute Â necessity Â if Â Vermont Â intends Â to Â win Â the Â war Â against Â opiate Â abuse, Â good Â policing Â is Â key. â€œCoordinated, Â well Â done Â law Â en-Â forcement Â really, Â really Â matters,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œWe Â canâ€™t Â all Â be Â on Â their Â shoul-Â ders. Â We Â have Â to Â do Â our Â work, Â but Â we Â have Â to Â allow Â them Â to Â do Â their Â work Â too, Â because Â without Â them, Â we Â donâ€™t Â KEY Â PLAYERS Â ON Â the Â front Â lines Â of Â the Â opiate Â crisis Â in Â Vermont Â â€” Â representing Â law Â enforcement, Â public Â have Â a Â chance.â€? COMMUNITIES Â CAN Â HELP health Â and Â children Â â€” Â gave Â testimony Â at Â the Â U.S. Â Senate Â hearing Â in Â Rutland Â on Â Monday. Brandon Â Reporter Â photo/Lee Â Kahrs Later Â on Â in Â the Â hearing, Â after Â ton. Â Over Â time, Â McKenzie Â said, Â the Â club Â has Â developed Â policies Â and Â prac-Â tices Â based Â on Â these Â partnerships Â to Â better Â support Â the Â health Â and Â well-Âbe-Â ing Â of Â the Â children Â who Â come Â through Â their Â doors. Â Transportation Â options Â and Â hours Â of Â operation Â have Â been Â expand-Â ed. Â The Â club Â is Â now Â open Â on Â Saturday Â nights Â for Â teens. Â Academic Â and Â music Â programming Â has Â been Â enhanced Â to Â include Â the Â hours Â of Â 3-Â6 Â p.m. Â when Â youth Â are Â most Â vulnerable Â to Â drugs. Â The Â club Â now Â serves Â dinner Â six Â nights Â a Â week. â€œAll Â of Â these Â things Â we Â did Â in Â di-Â rect Â response Â to Â what Â kids Â told Â us,â€? Â McKenzie Â said. Â â€œThey Â have Â told Â us Â a Â lot. Â They Â have Â told Â us, Â â€˜If Â you Â talk Â
all Â the Â testimony Â had Â been Â heard, Â Welch Â asked Â McKenzie Â what Â com-Â munities Â can Â do Â to Â help Â parents Â and Â kids Â make Â better Â choices. Â The Â Boys Â & Â Girls Â Club Â director Â was Â blunt. â€œWell, Â I Â think Â adults Â can Â start Â act-Â ing Â like Â adults,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œAnd Â take Â responsibility Â for Â their Â kids. Â Kids Â are Â like Â sponges, Â they Â pick Â up Â the Â messages, Â and Â if Â you Â tell Â them Â on Â one Â hand, Â â€˜Donâ€™t Â do Â drugs,â€™ Â but Â they Â see Â you Â on Â the Â other Â hand Â drinking Â a Â lot, Â using Â a Â lot Â of Â marijuana, Â theyâ€™re Â not Â going Â to Â believe Â you.â€? During Â the Â hearing, Â Leahy Â made Â a Â point Â of Â urging Â Vermonters Â to Â submit Â additional Â written Â sugges-Â tions, Â observations Â and Â statements Â on Â the Â issue Â of Â heroin Â and Â opiate Â addiction Â to Â the Â Judiciary Â Commit-Â tee Â to Â be Â entered Â into Â the Â record. Â Statements Â must Â be Â submitted Â by Â Friday, Â March Â 21, Â and Â are Â limited Â to Â 10 Â pages. Â Statements Â should Â be Â e-Âmailed Â to: Â Opioid_Hearing@judiciary-Âdem. senate.gov. In Â closing, Â Leahy Â boiled Â the Â is-Â sue Â down Â to Â two Â key Â components: Â children Â and Â Vermontâ€™s Â close-Âknit Â culture Â of Â community. â€œWe Â have Â tried Â to Â approach Â this Â as Â a Â non-Âpartisan Â issue,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œThis Â is Â not Â a Â political Â issue. Â These Â are Â our Â children. Â Letâ€™s Â work Â together. Â I Â think Â you Â know Â weâ€™ll Â be Â there Â for Â you, Â because Â youâ€™ve Â always Â been Â there Â for Â us.â€?
Trail Around Middlebury â€“ our â€˜Emerald Necklaceâ€™ Facil Â Stoeicdtion: Â Wright Â Park
When I became the second Executive Director of the Middlebury Area Land Trust (MALT) in the mid-1990s, I saw a real opportunity in the en Â ld Tra s e Trail Around Middlebury (TAM). I believed the TAM to be a wonderle B r Â Â m Â o xt. : Â 2.8 Distance s: Â Seymour Â St. Â E ful resource for the community that was much more visible and tand k Â gible than the concept of land conservation, which was the primary e Trail Â Hea re C r Â e tt . focus of the board at the time. I lobbied hard to place more focus on Falls Â Rd Stretches Â along Â O ng Â cliffs Â and Â lo : Â development of the TAM and fortunately was able to garner the supFeatures elden Â Falls Â and Â a port of the board to put more resources into the Trail. Â River Â to Â B ds. n tio o Â this Â sec e r lo p deep Â wo x One key piece of land in this phase of development of the TAM Â e y Â Hike Â to day, Â March Â 22 it n u came to be known as Wright Park. In the late 1980â€™s, local resim r Com Â on Â Satu M A dent Will Jackson had generously donated the land to the town Â T e of Â th of Middlebury. (Will gave it the name in honor of his dear friend Chuck Wright, who had been paralyzed in a plane crash.) What many people donâ€™t know is that despite Willâ€™s wonderful offer, the town might not have accepted the gift unless MALT Board Member Peg Martin became a strong advocate and convinced the town select board to take it. So, we have both Will and Peg to thank for the wonderful resource we all now enjoy as an integral part of the TAM. Once the town became the owner of this land, local resident (and reliable volunteer) Al Stiles played a huge role in laying out the first trails in the park. Over the ensuing years, Wright Park has become one of my favorite parts of the TAM, and you will often find me there in all seasons for hiking, cross-country skiing, and sometimes mountain biking. If you have yet to visit this amazing part of our town, you are in for an eye-opening experience in a striking area. Wright Park has a variety of well-marked hiking trails, several of which take you right past natural features that youâ€™d never expect to see in a place so close to downtown. One trail goes for quite some distance along the remote shore of Otter Creek, a stretch of the river that invokes a sense of being in a much larger wilderness area. Youâ€™ll see tons of evidence of beaver activity, and ospreys can often be sighted. Another trail follows along a series of rocky cliffs, several of which are 50-60 feet high; bird life and animal signs are abundant everywhere. Mountain bikers also have access to this territory â€” on trails specifically designed for bike use, making it a popular multi-use segment of the TAM.
This column is the second in a series dedicated to educating and engaging the community on the Trail Around Middlebury (TAM), its history and varied routes. It is also part of MALTâ€™s campaign to raise an endowment for the TAMâ€™s exciting future. We encourage you to walk any section of this remarkable, local jewel and to contribute to MALTâ€™s trail endowment campaign. See you on the TAM!
For more info on the TAM or the Middlebury Area Land Trust (MALT) call 802.388.1007 or visit maltvt.org
As I look back over my years as Executive Director of MALT, the things I remember most fondly are the teamwork and volunteerism that finally got the whole trail in place. No one would be able to enjoy the TAM as it is now without, for example, the efforts of John Derick, who continues today to be the driving force behind maintaining the TAMâ€™s system of trails and bridges. And the early involvement of Will Jackson, Peg Martin, Al Stiles, and many others was pivotal as well. So, if you see any of them on the street, extend your hand and thank them! Contributed by Bud Reed MALTâ€™s second Executive Director, 1995-2000