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Bushey lauded

Fine artist

Struggling

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 men’s lacrosse team’s 1-4 record. See Page 1B.

ADDISON COUNTY

INDEPENDENT Vol. 68 No. 12

Middlebury, Vermont

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Thursday, March 20, 2014 â—† 32 Pages

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PAGE  2A  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Addison  Independent,  Thursday,  March  20,  2014

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Lincoln  play   (Continued  from  Page  1A) are  teachers  Alice  Leeds  and  Donna   Wood.   Leeds   has   directed   plays   for   most  of  her  25  years  at  Lincoln  Com-­ munity   School.   She   said   each   play   has   a   different   theme,   and   this   year   she   and   her   students   chose   to   focus   on   an   environmental   issue   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   the   WRZQÂśVKLVWRU\RIĂ&#x20AC;RRGLQJ )RU WKH DFFRPSDQ\LQJ DFDGHPLF unit,   the   students   studied   town   his-­ WRU\ XVLQJ D YDULHW\ RI SULPDU\ DQG secondary   sources.   For   part   of   the   project,   they   wrote   their   recollec-­ tions  of  Tropical  Storm  Irene,  which   FDXVHG ZLGHVSUHDG GDPDJH DFURVV the  state  in  2011. Wood   said   community   members   came  and  talked  to  students  about  the   Ă&#x20AC;RRGVLQFOXGLQJ+DWWLH%URZQZKR is  in  her  90s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  kids  listened  to  her  with  bated   breath,â&#x20AC;?   Wood   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anybody   that   came  in  and  talked  to  the  kids,  they   were   so   respectful,   and   they   have   such  a  connection  now.â&#x20AC;? Another  couple  showed  video  foot-­ DJH RI WKH )ORRG RI Âś /HHGV VDLG WKDWKHOSHGVWXGHQWVJUDVSWKHVHYHUL-­ W\RIWKHĂ&#x20AC;RRGZKLFKEDGO\GDPDJHG KRPHVDQGEXVLQHVVHVLQFOXGLQJWKH town  library. Âł7KH NLGV KDYH EHHQ KHDULQJ DOO about   Irene,   and   how   disastrous   it   was   in   other   places,   but   they   didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   UHDOL]H KRZ EDG Âś ZDV KHUH WKDW ZKROH KRXVHV ZHQW ZDVKLQJ GRZQ

WKHULYHUULJKWKHUHLQ/LQFROQ´/HHGV said. 8VLQJ WKH VWXGHQW UHVHDUFK /HHGV drafted   a   script   for   the   play,   weav-­ LQJLQWKHZULWLQJRIVWXGHQWVSDVWDQG present. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  piece  is  basically  a  collection   of   stories,   and   I   wanted   this   to   rep-­ resent   various   people   in   the   Lincoln   FRPPXQLW\ LQFOXGLQJ WKH VWXGHQWVÂś voices,â&#x20AC;?   Leeds   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;In   the   script   I   LQFRUSRUDWHGERWKZULWLQJVIURP,UHQH DQGWKH)ORRGRIÂś´ 6WXGHQWVUHDGWKURXJKWKHVFULSWLQ 'HFHPEHU DQG EHJDQ UHKHDUVDOV LQ earnest  in  January. Wood,   art   director   for   the   produc-­ WLRQVDLGWKDWOHDUQLQJWKHKLVWRU\RI /LQFROQZDVQÂśWWKHRQO\EHQHÂżWRIWKH play. Âł0RVWRIWKHIHHGEDFN,JHWDIWHUD unit  like  this  is  theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  learned  a  lot   about  themselves,â&#x20AC;?  Wood  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;They   learned   they   could   do   what   they   did   not  expect  they  could  do.â&#x20AC;? Leeds   said   that   because   students   ZHUHHDJHUWRPDNHWKHSOD\WKHEHVW it  could  be,  they  learned  the  lines  of   the  other  actors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every   kid   will   know   this   entire   play,   because   theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   rehearsed   it,â&#x20AC;?   /HHGV VDLG Âł7KH\ÂśYH JRW WKLV ZKROH collection   of   oral   history   internal-­ ized.â&#x20AC;? This  yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  play  is  particularly  sen-­ timental  because  Leeds  and  Wood  are   UHWLULQJDWWKHHQGRIWKHVFKRRO\HDU

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LINCOLN  COMMUNITY  SCHOOL  students  Sydney  Minnerly,  left,  Lucy  Guy,  Rosemary  Thurber,  Chloe  Ham-­ ilton,  Sadie  Thomas,  Mae  Moriarty,  Nora  Kirchhoff  and  Madison  Little  sing  during  the  schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  rehearsal  of   Âł0XGDQG:DWHU´DSOD\DERXWĂ&#x20AC;RRGHYHQWVWKURXJKRXW/LQFROQÂśVKLVWRU\

ÂżUPEXWVXSSRUWLYHGLUHFWRU Âł,ÂśP YHU\ WRXJK , GRQÂśW FRPSOL-­ ment  them  much  at  all,â&#x20AC;?  Leeds  said. Instead,   she   focuses   on   construc-­ tive   criticism   and   points   out   how   students   could   improve   their   perfor-­ mances.  She  said  she  has  noticed  the   SLHFHVVORZO\FRPLQJWRJHWKHUDQGDV PXFKDVWKHVWXGHQWVPD\WU\WRVKUXJ off  her  direction,  her  advice  sticks. Âł,WHOOWKHPDOOWKHVHWKLQJVDQGD lot  of  that  they  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  take  in,â&#x20AC;?  Leeds   VDLG Âł%XW ZKHQ WKH\ NQRZ WKH\ÂśUH SHUIRUPLQJ DQG ,ÂśP QRW WKHUH WR UH-­ mind   them,   all   of   the   sudden   they   take  it  seriously.â&#x20AC;? $ JURXS RI VL[WKJUDGHUV ZKR were   part   of   the   play   last   year,   ac-­ NQRZOHGJHG RQ WKH HYH RI WKH ÂżUVW performance  that  the  production  was   MADISON   LITTLE   MAKES   a   DFRPSOH[DQGGHPDQGLQJRQH SRLQWGXULQJÂł0XGDQG:DWHU´UH-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   a   really   complicated   play,â&#x20AC;?   KHDUVDO7XHVGD\ Rosemary   Thurber   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   a   bunch  of  characters.â&#x20AC;? DFWLQJRXW´ :LVGRP(GZDUGVVDLGKHWKRXJKW Thurberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  classmate,  Sam  Schoen-­ the  play  was  well-­cast. huber,  concurred. Âł,ÂśP JODG , JRW WKH ROG PDQ UROH â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  different  than  the  plays  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   EHFDXVH,KDYHDYHU\JRRGROGPDQ done   in   previous   years,â&#x20AC;?   Schoenhu-­ voice,â&#x20AC;?  Edwards  said. EHUVDLGÂł,OLNHLWEHFDXVH\RXJHWWR The   students,   who   werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   born   learn  more  about  your  town.â&#x20AC;? XQWLODIWHUWKH)ORRGRIÂśVDLGWKH\ The  students  said  they  were  proud   learned  a  lot  about  their  townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  his-­ WR KDYH FRQWULEXWHG WR ZULWLQJ SDUWV WRU\E\GRLQJWKHSOD\ of  the  play. Âł%HIRUH DOO , NQHZ ZDV WKHUH â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   cool   to   know   who   wrote   ZDVDEDGĂ&#x20AC;RRGDQGLWUXLQHGWKHOL-­ VRPHWKLQJ DQG KHDU VRPHRQH DFWX-­ EUDU\´ 7KXUEHU VDLG Âł,W ZDV JRRG ally  say  it,â&#x20AC;?  Edwards  said. to   learn   more   about   what   we   were   The   students   said   they   expected  

LINCOLN  COMMUNITY  SCHOOL   student  Riley  Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neil  delivers  a  line   LQÂł0XGDQG:DWHU´

a   full   house   for   their   performance   7KXUVGD\HYHQLQJ7KHFXUWDLQJRHV up  at  7  p.m. Despite  two  snow  days  last  week   that  cut  into  rehearsal  time  and  the   absence  of  actors  due  to  illness,  the   \RXQJWKHVSLDQVVDLGWKH\IHOWUHDG\ to  put  the  show  on  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  even  if  there   ZHUHVRPHEXWWHUĂ&#x20AC;LHV â&#x20AC;&#x153;A   lot   of   community   members   are  characters  in  the  play,â&#x20AC;?  Thurber   VDLGÂł,WÂśVJRLQJWREHIXQEXWZLOO make  me  nervous  with  them  in  the   audience.â&#x20AC;?

SYDNEY  MINNERLY,  far  right,  portrays  Lincoln  Librarian  Linda  Norton  while  castmates  portray  books  lost   LQWKHĂ&#x20AC;RRGRIGXULQJUHKHDUVDORIWKHVFKRROSOD\7XHVGD\ Independent  photos/Trent  Campbell


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Vergennes  boatbuilder  wins  prestigious  craft  fellowship Brooks  recognized   nationally  for  work By  JOHN  S.  McCRIGHT VERGENNES   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Douglas   Brooks,   a   Vergennes   resident   who   builds   stunningly   beautiful   and   use-­ ful  wooden  boats  by  hand,  has  won  a   IHZDZDUGVIRUKLVÂżQHFUDIWVPDQVKLS over  the  years.  But  Brooks  was  really   moved  when  he  was  named  the  win-­ ner   of   the   American   Craft   Council   Rare  Craft  Fellowship  Award. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nothing   like   this   has   ever   hap-­ SHQHGWRPH´%URRNVVDLGÂł,ÂśYHJRW-­ ten   some   prestigious   grants   to   fund   P\UHVHDUFKDQGP\ÂżUVWERRNZDV honored  by  the  Japanese  Ministry  of   Culture,  but  this  is  by  far  the  biggest   DZDUG,KDYHUHFHLYHG´ The   Craft   Council   and   the   fel-­ lowship   co-­ sponsor,   Scot-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tish   whiskey   really quite maker   The   amazing in B a l v e n i e ,   the diversity presented   the   of his skills. award   at   an   Artists arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exclusive   lun-­ always good cheon   at   Per   Se,   celebrity   researchers chef   Thom-­ and writers as   Kellerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   but he is, swanky   res-­ and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also taurant  in  New   York  City. an excellent Brooks   was   public RQH RI ÂżYH speaker.â&#x20AC;? ÂżQDOLVWV DQG â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Bill Brooks the   winner   was  chosen  by   a   panel   of   curators   from   prestigious   institutions   including   the   Smithson-­ ianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Renwick  Gallery. Bill   Brooks,   executive   director   of   the   Henry   Sheldon   Museum   of   Vermont   History   and   no   relation   to   Douglas,   noted   that   the   American   Craft  Council  has  thousands  of  mem-­ bers  and  several  hundred  of  the  best   craftspeople   in   the   country   applied   for  the  fellowship.    â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  nationally  recognized  orga-­ QL]DWLRQ´%LOO%URRNVVDLGÂł7RKDYH him  chosen  and  a  Vermonter  chosen   LVYHU\VSHFWDFXODU´ The   fellowship   is   awarded   annu-­ ally   in   recognition   and   support   of   contributions  to  the  maintenance  and   revival   of   traditional   or   rare   crafts   in  America.   To   be   considered   for  the  Fellowship,  individu-­ als  must  demonstrate  a  con-­ tribution   to   the   preservation   of   traditional   and   rare   craft   techniques,   processes,   or   prod-­ ucts   and   meet   a   quality   criterion.   For   winning,   Brooks   will   receive   a   $10,000   endowment   to   go   toward   materials  and  continuing  his  craft.   He  was  also  awarded  a  once-­in-­a-­ lifetime   trip   to   Scotland,   where   he   will  get  to  spend  time  at  the  his-­

ated   in   2002   from   the   Middlebury   College   Language   School,   where   he   learned  Japanese. ,Q  KH PDGH KLV ÂżUVW WULS WR Japan   to   study   traditional   boatbuild-­ ing   techniques,   methods   of   which   he   strives   to   preserve.   Brooks   has   completed   research   and   several   in-­ ternships  with  Japanese  boatbuilders,   documenting   the   design   secrets   and   techniques  of  his  teachers  in  an  effort   to  preserve  this  now-­vanishing  craft.   He  continues  to  make  boats  for  muse-­ ums  and  private  clients,  also  teaching   and   lecturing   on   both  American   and   Japanese   boatbuilding   traditions.   He   also  publishes  regularly. Douglas  Brooks  said  the  fellowship   money  will  help  further  his  work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously  this  career  path  has  not   been   a   highway   to   riches,   so   every   OLWWOH ELW KHOSV´ KH VDLG Âł, DP FXU-­ rently   trying   to   raise   funds   to   return   to  Tohoku  (which  is  in  the  zone  of  Ja-­ pan  hit  by  tsunami)  to  document  the   work  of  the  last  surviving  boatbuilder   RIWKDWUHJLRQ´ He  noted  that  this  area  had  perhaps   the   highest   concentration   of   tradi-­ tional   wooden   boats   in   Japan   and   it   LVHVWLPDWHGWKDWSHUFHQWRIWKH boats  were  destroyed  by  the  2012  tsu-­ nami. Brooks  was  in  a  different  part  of  Ja-­ pan  last  summer  building  a  boat  in  an   international  arts  festival.  He  was  one   of  200  artists  chosen  from  around  the   world  to  take  part.  He  built  a  replica   BOATBUILDER   DOUGLAS   BROOKS,   above   sits   in   the   basement   RIDWUDGLWLRQDOÂżVKLQJERDWIURPWKDW workshop   of   his   Vergennes   home.   Brooks   recently   won   the  American   region   with   a   Japanese   apprentice   Crafts  Council  rare  craft  fellowship  in  competition  with  hundreds  of  ar-­ helping  him. tisans  from  around  the  country.       He   is   also   due   to   return   to   Japan   Independent  photo/Trent  Campbell this  April   to   build   a   small   boat   at   a   toric  Balvenie  distillery,  apprenticing   KLVÂżUVW-DSDQHVHERDWZDVPDGHHV-­ museum  outside  of  Kyoto. Âł$OO ÂżYH RI P\ WHDFKHUV LQ -DSDQ under  a  local  craftsman  of  his  choos-­ sentially  using  Japanese  barrel-­mak-­ were  inspiring  personalities  who  have   ing.   The   two-­week   Fellowship   will   ing  techniques. include   a   week   where   Brooks   will   %URRNVEXLOWKLVÂżUVWERDWLQ shaped  the  way  I  think  about  my  craft   learn  more  about  the  traditional  crafts   as  a  college  student  in  the  Williams-­ DVZHOODVP\WHDFKLQJ´%URRNVVDLG of  whisky  making  while  also  receiv-­ Mystic   Maritime   Studies   Program   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Japanese   apprentice   systemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   ing  the  rare  opportunity  to  work  with   at   Mystic   Seaport   Museum.   Brooks   approach  to  teaching  is  very  different   legendary   malt   master   David   Stew-­ earned   a   philosophy   degree   from   than  our  western  tradition.  It  is  some-­ art. 7ULQLW\ &ROOHJH LQ  DQG JUDGX-­ thing  I  think  about  more  and  more  as   I  work  with  students. Brooks   said   he   looks   forward   to   But   Brooksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   attention   is   not   only   seeing  the  distillery  and  in  particular   focused   on   Japan.   Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   done   a   fair   meeting  their  coopers,  since   amount  of  research  on  historical  boat-­ building  locally  and  has  worked  with   0LGGOHEXU\ VWXGHQWV RQ ÂżQGLQJ RXW more  about  traditional  trapping  boats.   He  taught  a  winter-­term  course  at  the  

Real  Estate   and  You by  Ingrid Punderson  Jackson DOUGLAS  BROOKS  BUILT   this  Tokyo  tenmasen,  and  he   will  build  another  this  spring   in  Japan.

$GGLVRQRIÂżFLDOGHQLHVFODLPV 5HVLGHQWVÂżOHODZVXLWDOOHJLQJKDUDVVPHQWGLVFULPLQDWLRQ By  ANDY  KIRKALDY ADDISON   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   chairman   of   Addisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   selectboard   denied   alle-­ gations   leveled   against   the   town   of   Addison,   himself   and   his   wife   con-­ WDLQHGLQDFLYLOVXLWWKDWZDVÂżOHGRQ March  5  in  Addison  Superior  Court   by  two  town  residents. 7KH ODZVXLW ÂżOHG E\ DQ DWWRUQH\ for   Barbara   Ernst   and   Barbara   Su-­ peno,   alleges   that   selectman   and   former   zoning   administrator   Jeff   Kauffman,   his   wife,   Addison   prop-­ erty   owners   and   South   Burlington   residents   John   and   Linda   Carrigan,  

and   the   town   discriminated   against   the   plaintiffs   in   a   series   of   zoning   actions;Íž   harassed,   threatened   and   defamed  them;Íž  and  that  â&#x20AC;&#x153;neighborsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   attempts  to  drive  Ms.  Ernst  and  Ms.   Supeno   out   of   town   were   openly   DEHWWHGE\VHYHUDOWRZQRIÂżFLDOV´ At   least   in   part,   the   lawsuit   al-­ leges,   Ernst   and   Supeno,   who   are   described  therein  as  a  couple  for  the   past  21  years,  faced  that  discrimina-­ tion  and  harassment  because  of  their   sexual  orientation. The   lawsuit   states,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Various   ille-­ gal   and   discriminatory   enforcement  

decisions   by   the   town   constitute   governmental  favoritism  toward  one   group  of  town  residents,  while  at  the   VDPHWLPHGHQ\LQJFRPPRQEHQH¿WV to  similarly  situated  members  of  an   oppressed  community,  i.e.,  gays  and   OHVELDQV´ The   suit   seeks   a   jury   trial   on   all   WKH LVVXHV DQG ³PRQH\ GDPDJHV´ from   the   defendants.   Ernst   and   Su-­ peno  bought  their  Addison  lakefront   home  in  2004. Kauffman,  whose  comments  were   made   in   a   series   of   emails,   said   he   (See  Addison,  Page  6A)

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college   where   students   build   a   trap-­ ping  boat. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   am   looking   forward   to   doing   more   work   documenting   the   small   boat  traditions  of  the  Lake  Champlain   Basin,   a   subject   that   has   been   com-­ SOHWHO\XQH[SORUHGWRGDWH´KHVDLG Brooks,   along   with   the   Sheldon   Museum,   recently   secured   a   grant   from   the   Lake   Champlain   Basin   Program   to   work   with   students   at   the   Patricia   A.   Hannaford   Career   Center   researching   and   document-­ ing  the  traditions  of  trapping  boats   in  Essex  County,  N.Y.,  and  Addison   County,  V.  He  hopes  to  build  repli-­ cas  of  both  types  of  boats  with  the  

students  next  fall. Bill   Brooks   said   the   boatbuilder   was   very   deserving   of   this   recent   honor.  He  had  worked  with  Douglas   Brooks   when   Bill   was   executive   di-­ rector   of   the   Frog   Hollow   Vermont   State   Crafts   Center   back   in   the   late   ÂľV DQG HDUO\ V 'RXJODV KDG developed   and   presented   some   edu-­ cational  programs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Douglas   is   a   great   craftsman   an   H[FHOOHQW KLVWRULDQ DQG UHVHDUFKHU´ Bill   Brooks   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   really   quite   amazing  in  the  diversity  of  his  skills.   Artists   arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   always   good   research-­ ers  and  writers  but  he  is,  and  heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  also   DQH[FHOOHQWSXEOLFVSHDNHU´


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Govâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  funding  of  the  war  on   opiates  hurts  more  than  helps %\-RKQ5+XJKHV0' As  an  addiction  psychiatrist,  I  clearly  believe  Vermont  has  an  opiate   problem  that  needs  to  be  addressed,  but  cutting  resources  for  Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   comprehensive  tobacco  control  program  to  solve  that  problem  isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  the   right  answer.   Since  1999,  Vermont  has  received  about  $30  million  each  year  from   the  tobacco  industry  to  atone  for  the  damage  it  has  done  to  Vermonters.   From  FY2001  to  FY2004,  the  legislature  allocated  an  average  of  $4.6   million  a  year  for  these  funds  for  the  stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  tobacco  control  program.  In   addition,  the  legislature  placed  a  total  of  $21  million  over  four  years  in   a  trust  fund  to  provide  funding  for  future  tobacco  control  efforts.  At  one   point,  it  reached  a  high  of  $31  million  due  to  interest  accrued.  However,   the  trust  fund  has  been  used  over  the  years  to  patch  budget  holes  and   fund  Medicaid  and  other  program,  cutting  into  the  reserve. The  governor  recently  proposed  to  allocate  more  expenditure  to  treat   heroin  and  prescription  drug  problems  in  Vermont.  As  a  physician  who   has  treated  such  patients  and  as  one  who  is  aware  that  our  treatment   programs  in  Vermont  have  huge  waiting  lists,  I  congratulate  the   governor  on  this  effort.   However,  I  disagree  with  the  governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  spending  proposal  that   would:  1)  wipe  out  the  tobacco  trust  fund,  2)  use  up  all  of  the  $8.3   million  Vermont  received  from  the  recent  settlement  with  R.  J.   Reynolds  over  false  advertising  of  its  tobacco  products,  and  3)  take   DQRWKHUPLOOLRQLQIXQGVWKHVWDWHUHFHLYHGWKDWZHUHSUHYLRXVO\ withheld  by  the  tobacco  industry.  Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  tobacco  control  program   funding  has  already  been  cut  by  39  percent  since  the  program  began.   Future  funding  for  the  program  also  faces  a  real  threat  with  an  empty   trust  fund  (yes,  all  $31  million  will  be  gone)  and  the  diversion  of  more   than  80  percent  of  the  tobacco  payments  to  other  uses. One  major  reason  I  have  for  disagreeing  with  the  governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  budget   is  that  smoking  is  one  of  the  major  causes  of  skyrocketing  health  care   costs  in  Vermont.  Vermont  spends  $348  million  in  annual  health  care   costs  related  to  smoking.  Thus,  stopping  kids  from  starting  smoking   and  motivating  and  helping  adult  smokers  stop  is,  according  to  the  US   Surgeon  General,  the  most  cost  effective  ways  to  save  lives  and  reduce   health  costs.   Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  tobacco  control  program  has  been  successful  in   preventing  kids  from  beginning  smoking,  but  experiences  in  other  states   clearly  show  that  cutting  tobacco  program  funding  results  in  more  kids   beginning  to  smoke. A  second  reason  is  that  cutting  tobacco  control  funding  will  likely   increase  the  prevalence  of  opiate  addiction  in  Vermont.  This  is  because   tobacco  use  is  a  gateway  to  other  drugs.  Teenagers  who  begin  smoking   DUHWKUHHWRÂżYHWLPHVPRUHOLNHO\WRODWHUKDYHRSLDWHDQGRWKHUGUXJ problems  that  those  who  do  not  begin  smoking.  So,  by  eliminating  the   trust  fund  as  a  future  source  of  funding  for  tobacco  control,  we  will   inadvertently  make  the  opiate/drug  problem  worse.   If  the  governor  wants  to  re-­allocate  money  to  pay  for  drug  abuse,   I  think  it  best  not  to  use  a  strategy  that  will  actually  make  opiate  use   worse.  As  proposed,  the  governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  budget  represents  a  classic  â&#x20AC;&#x153;stealing   IURP3HWHUWRSD\3DXO´DSSURDFK Isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  there  some  way  to  fund  drug  abuse  treatment  and  also  continue   a  successful  tobacco  program? John  R.  Hughes,  MD,  is  a  professor  in  the  University  of  Vermont   Medical  School  and  Medical  Director,  Tobacco-­Free  Vermont.  

Petition  on  town  vote  offers   DGGLWLRQDOWLPHIRUUHĂ&#x20AC;HFWLRQ 7KHSHWLWLRQWRUHFRQVLGHU0LGGOHEXU\ÂśV7RZQ0HHWLQJ'D\YRWHRQ DPLOOLRQSODQWREXLOGDQHZPXQLFLSDOEXLOGLQJDQGUHFUHDWLRQ center  and  create  a  park  on  the  existing  site  is  to  be  expected  and   UHVSHFWIXOO\FRQVLGHUHG3HWLWLRQVIUHTXHQWO\IROORZFRQWURYHUVLDODQG close,  votes.   Middlebury  native  Skip  Brush  is  spearheading  the  petition  drive   to  vacate  the  March  4  decision,  and  instead  build  a  new  municipal   building  and  senior  center  at  105-­111  Court  Street,  formerly  occupied   E\/LJKWQLQJ3KRWR%RWKEXLOGLQJVDUHFXUUHQWO\HPSW\%UXVKÂśVSODQ would  also  have  the  town  build  a  recreational  facility  as  an  addition  to   WKH0HPRULDO6SRUWV&HQWHUDW%XWWROSK'ULYH²QHDUWKHWRZQ swimming  pool  on  the  northeast  corner  of  the  Mary  Hogan  Elementary   6FKRROJURXQGV%UXVKKDVÂżJXUHGWKHWRZQFRXOGFRPSOHWHWKHWRWDO SURMHFWIRUURXJKO\ 6HHVWRU\RQ3DJH$

Brushâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  plan  includes  razing  the  existing  municipal  building  and  gym   DQGFRQYH\LQJWKDWSURSHUW\WR0LGGOHEXU\&ROOHJH²SDUWRIWKHSODQ DOUHDG\DSSURYHGE\YRWHUVDWWRZQPHHWLQJ The  plan  has  a  few  positive  aspects,  the  two  most  compelling  are   that  it  would  combine  recreational  facilities  in  the  same  location,  and  it   could  be  less  expensive  to  taxpayers. But  it  also  has  a  few  drawbacks:  the  college  has  said  that  no  other   SURMHFWVKRXOGH[SHFWÂżQDQFLDOVXSSRUWIURPWKHFROOHJH WKHUHIRUH making  the  proposal  almost  twice  as  costly  to  taxpayers);Íž  it  moves  the   municipal  building  out  of  the  downtown;Íž  and,  among  others,  it  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   VROYH8'ÂśVSUREOHPZLWKWKHGLODSLGDWHG$PHULFDQ/HJLRQIDFLOLW\QRU provide  locker  room  facilities  for  student  athletes. The  biggest  drawback  is  moving  the  municipal  building  out  of  the   downtown.  Of  all  the  citizen  input  gathered  in  meetings  over  the  past   \HDUVWKHRQHFRQVLVWHQWPHVVDJHZDVWRNHHSWKHWRZQRIÂżFHV GRZQWRZQ'RQHULJKWDQHZPXQLFLSDOEXLOGLQJRQWKH2VERUQHVLWH adds  a  pleasing  and  prestigious  architectural  aesthetic  to  the  southern   approach  to  the  downtown,  and  creates  greater  public  use  of  municipal   facilities.That  vision,  at  an  affordable  cost,  drove  the  majority  opinion. What  the  community  should  avoid,  as  we  embark  on  this  next  round   of  discussion,  is  considering  Mr.  Brushâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  petition  as  bothersome  or   unwanted.  It  is  part  of  the  democratic  process  and  the  community  can   use  it  as  a  way  to  better  understand  the  current  proposal  passed  on   March  4,  as  well  as  other  options. Angelo  S.  Lynn

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A  BUCKET  HANGS  from  a  maple  tree  in  front  of  the  old  sugarhouse  at  Bread  Loaf  View  Farm  in  Corn-­ wall  Wednesday.  The  continued  cold  weather  is  pushing  back  the  start  of  sugaring  season. Independent  photo/Trent  Campbell

Spring  a  pipe  dream?  Just  pretend The  cold,  snowy  days  just  keep  piling  up  during  this,   the  seemingly  endless  winter  of  2013-­2014.  The  records   keep  falling  with  the  temperatures  as  the  meteorologists   tell   us   that   this   has   been   one   of   the   coldest   winters   on   record  since  the  late  1800s.  Not  a  record  worth  celebrat-­ ing  as  I  fog  up  the  window  on  the  front  door  of  our  house   ZRQGHULQJ²QRZLQPLG0DUFK²LI,FDQZDONWRWKH mailbox  and  back  without  catching  frostbite. 6RLQFHOHEUDWLQJWKHÂłRIÂżFLDO´HQGRIZLQWHUWKLVZHHN (on  paper,  anyway),  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  decided  to  engage  in  some  ac-­ tivities   that   will   make   me   think   that   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  warmer  than  it  actually  is,  in  order   to   buoy   my   spirits   for   the   inevitable   thaw.  My  strategies  will  include: Â&#x2021; *ULOOLQJ RXWGRRUV :KR FDUHV LI the   thermometer   reads   single   digits,   By John nothing  says  â&#x20AC;&#x153;springâ&#x20AC;?  like  the  sounds   Flowers and   scent   of   burgers   on   the   grill.   So   what   if   that   grilling   sound   is   over-­ shadowed   with   the   chattering   of   my   teeth   reacting   to   yet   another   appearance   of   the   dreaded   polar  vortex.  So  what  if  the  food  gets  cold  during  the  10-­ foot  walk  from  the  porch  to  the  dining  room.  In  my  mind,   it  will  be  spring. Â&#x2021;3OD\LQJ'RQ+R/3V'RHVQÂśWPDWWHULIWKHRXWGRRU VFHQHU\LVDGUHDU\DPDOJDPRIZKLWHÂżHOGVDQGEURZQ WUHHV3XWRQVRPH+DZDLLDQOXDXPXVLFFORVH\RXUH\HV and  you  can  imagine  yourself  basking  on  sandy  beaches,   shaded   under   leafy   palms.   Add   a   tropical   drink   to   en-­ hance  the  effect.  Just  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  go  outside,  or  be  prepared  for   a  rude  awakening. Â&#x2021;:DWFKWKHEDVHEDOOVSULQJWUDLQLQJJDPHVRQWHOHYL-­ sion.  Your  front  yard  might  be  covered  with  snowdrifts,   but  your  favorite  Major  League  Baseball  team  is  dancing   on  freshly  mowed  grass  or  genuine  Astroturf  somewhere   in   either   Florida   or  Arizona.  You   want   to   be   there,   but   your   bank   account,   job   and/or   kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   schooling   say   oth-­

erwise.  But  you  can  always  dream.  For  a  more  realistic   ballpark  effect,  charge  yourself  $30  for  parking  in  your   home  garage  and  another  $10  for  a  lukewarm  hotdog.  For   extra  realism,  invite  a  drunk  neighbor  over  for  the  game   DQGKDYHKLPKHUUHSHDWHGO\FDOOWKHFHQWHUÂżHOGHUDEXP Â&#x2021;6LWLQ\RXUPRWKEDOOHGVSRUWVFDURUERDW6XUH\RXU IDYRULWHÂżVKLQJKROHLVVWLOOFRYHUHGZLWKHLJKWLQFKHVRI LFH²LI\RXSLFNHG-XO\IRUWKH/DNH'XQPRUH,FH Out,   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   probably   a   winner.   But   if   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   fortunate   HQRXJKWRKDYHDÂżVKLQJERDWLQ\RXUJDUDJHWDNHDVHDW SXWRQDOLIHSUHVHUYHUDQGĂ&#x20AC;LFNDFRX-­ ple  of  casts  with  your  rod  and  reel.  Of   course   the   only   thing   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll   catch   is   D FROG RU VRPH IUR]HQ ÂżVK VWLFNV RXW of  your  freezer,  but  at  least  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  got   the  spirit. If  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  got  a  â&#x20AC;&#x153;summer  carâ&#x20AC;?  hiber-­ nating   somewhere,   sit   in   the   driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   VHDWDQGGUHDPDOLWWOH3UHWHQG\RXÂśUH FUXLVLQJGRZQ5RXWHZLWKWKHZLQG blowing  through  your  hair  (or  in  my  case,  scalp).  No  mat-­ ter  that  under  current  conditions,  the  car  would  get  stuck   in   the   driveway   or   disintegrate   from   the   road   salt.   Be-­ sides,  using  your  imagination  will  save  you  a  lot  on  gas. Â&#x2021;0HVVDJH\RXU)DFHERRNIULHQGVOLYLQJLQZDUPH[-­ otic  places.  Look  at  their  photos  of  their  tanned,  happy   faces   frolicking   in   emerald   surf   under   azure   skies.  And   swear  at  them.  Only  under  your  breath,  mind  you,  as  you   GRQÂśW ZDQW WR EH Ă&#x20AC;DJJHG XQGHU )DFHERRNÂśV REVFHQLW\ standards. Â&#x2021;&RRNZLWKDORWRIVSLFHV²FXUULHVSHSSHUV%%4 rubs.  If  you  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  work  up  a  good  sweat  outside,  at  least   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  be  able  to  do  so  at  the  dinner  table.  Special  bonus   if  you  perspire  so  profusely  that  you  have  to  fan  yourself. Â&#x2021; 'UHVV OLNH WKH PDMRULW\ RI $GGLVRQ &RXQW\ KLJK schoolers  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  seen  this  winter;Íž  in  other  words,  dress   (See  Clippings,  Page  5A)

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Sandersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  campaign  put  into  context Sen.  Bernie  Sanders  is  seriously  considering  running   for  president  in  2016.  In  an  interview  with  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  Nationâ&#x20AC;?   magazine,   Sanders   said   he   will   spend   a   fair   amount   of   time  in  the  coming  months  exploring  a  presidential  cam-­ paign   with   progressive   individuals   and   organizations   around  the  country. Sanders  is  most  unlikely  to  be  elected  president,  and   he  knows  that.  What  Sanders  is  pondering  is  an  educa-­ tional   campaign   using   a   presidential   candidacy   to   raise   WKHSURÂżOHRILVVXHVDERXWZKLFKKHFDUHVGHHSO\DQGWR call  votersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  attention  to  aspects  of  the   political  system  and  media  structures   that  prevent  these  issues  from  becom-­ ing  higher  priorities.   Sanders   told   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Nationâ&#x20AC;?   that   if   he   runs   for   president,   his   campaign   would  emphasize  â&#x20AC;&#x153;the  collapse  of  the   middle   class,   more   people   living   in   poverty,  the  growing  gap  between  the   By  Eric  L.  Davis rich  and  the  poor,  and  the  high  cost  of   education.â&#x20AC;?  He  would  also  talk  about   the   growing   disconnect   between   the   political  process  and  important  constituencies,  especially   the  white  working  class.   Sanders   argues   that   white   working-­class   Americans   either   have   given   up   on   politics,   or   vote   against   their   interests  by  supporting  Republican  candidates,  for  three   reasons.  First,  coverage  of  politics  in  the  mainstream  me-­ dia  is  increasingly  focused  on  personalities  rather  than  is-­ sues:  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chris  Christieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  weight  or  Hillaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  latest  hairdo.â&#x20AC;?   6HFRQGWKHFDPSDLJQÂżQDQFHV\VWHP²ERWKOHJLVODWLRQ DQGUHFHQW6XSUHPH&RXUWGHFLVLRQV²SURYLGHVIDUPRUH RSSRUWXQLWLHVIRUFRUSRUDWLRQVDQGWKHZHDOWK\WRLQĂ&#x20AC;X-­

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ence  politics  than  working-­class  and  middle-­class  voters.   Third,   an   institution   that   could   counteract   these   media   DQGFDPSDLJQÂżQDQFHELDVHV²WKH'HPRFUDWLF3DUW\² has  itself  increasingly  gravitated  toward  the  interests  of   corporations,  Wall  Street  and  wealthy  individuals.   If   Sanders   were   to   run   for   president,   he   would   use   VRPH RI WKH VDPH UKHWRULF WKDW )UDQNOLQ ' 5RRVHYHOW XVHGLQWKHV²DWWDFNVRQÂłHFRQRPLFUR\DOLVWV´DQG the  need  to  â&#x20AC;&#x153;drive  the  money  changers  from  the  temple.â&#x20AC;?   %XWZRXOG6DQGHUVUXQDVD'HPRFUDWRUDVDQLQGHSHQ-­ dent   third-­party   candidate?   Sanders   told  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  Nationâ&#x20AC;?  he  needs  to  answer   that  question  if  he  decides  to  become   a  presidential  candidate. I   believe   that   Sanders   would   be   able   to   accomplish   the   goals   he   has   set  for  his  campaign  more  effectively   E\HQWHULQJWKH'HPRFUDWLFSULPDULHV and   caucuses   than   by   running   as   an   independent.   First,   because   of   com-­ plex   signature-­gathering   and   other   UHTXLUHPHQWVLWLVYHU\GLIÂżFXOWWRJHW on  the  ballot  as  an  independent  in  all  50  states.  Second,   Sanders   is   most   unlikely   to   come   close   to   the   15   per-­ FHQWLQQDWLRQDOSROOVWKDWWKH&RPPLVVLRQRQ3UHVLGHQ-­ WLDO'HEDWHVUHTXLUHVIRUDQLQGHSHQGHQWFDQGLGDWHWREH included  in  the  fall  broadcast  debates.  Third,  as  was  the   case  with  Ralph  Nader  in  2000,  an  independent  candidate   FDQVLSKRQMXVWHQRXJKYRWHVDZD\IURPWKH'HPRFUDWWR allow  the  Republican  to  win  the  electoral  votes  in  a  few   competitive  states. ,I 6DQGHUV ZHUH WR HQWHU WKH 'HPRFUDWLF SULPDULHV (See  Davis,  Page  5A)

7KH9HUJHQQHV3ROLFH'HSDUW-­ ment  would  like  to  express  our   deepest  appreciation  to  the  citizens   of  Vergennes  for  the  trust  and  sup-­ port  they  have  given  us  during  the   process  of  site  acquisition,  design   and  construction  of  a  home  for  the   9HUJHQQHV3ROLFH'HSDUWPHQW Throughout  the  process,  discus-­ sion  and  planning  between  all   parties  involved  was  conducted  in   a  frank  but  focused  and  produc-­ tive  manner,  keeping  in  mind  the   requirements  of  the  facility  as  well   as  the  interests  of  the  taxpayers.   The  enthusiasm  and  engagement   our  current  Mayor  Bill  Benton  and   IRUPHU0D\RU0LNH'DQLHOVRXU City  Manager  Mel  Hawley,  past  and   present  city  council  members,  and   citizens  displayed  was  encouraging   and  heartening  to  all  of  us.   As  a  community  we  have  realized   DQHZSROLFHIDFLOLW\RQHWKDWEHÂżWV our  city  in  design,  location  and  cost.   It  is  a  structure  designed  to  allow   us  to  conduct  our  law  enforcement   GXWLHVLQDVDIHUPRUHHIÂżFLHQWDQG professional  manner.  Throughout   the  past  four  and  a  half  years,  we   have  worked  together  to  keep  our   community  safe  and  make  it  an   attractive  place  to  live,  work  and   visit. We  are  proud  to  be  a  â&#x20AC;&#x153;corner-­ stoneâ&#x20AC;?  of  our  community,  not  only   DVWKHÂżUVWEXLOGLQJ\RXVHHDV\RX enter  our  city  from  the  north,  but   also  as  a  symbol  of  Vergennesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   commitment  to  its  police  depart-­ ment  and  cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  development  plan.   We  will  continue  to  provide  profes-­ sional  law  enforcement  services  to   our  citizens  and  work  in  collabora-­ tion  with  other  law  enforcement   agencies  to  keep  our  highways  safe   and  thwart  criminal  activity.     Our  new  facility  is  a  tremendous   source  of  pride  for  us  and  we  will   treat  our  new  home  with  all  the   respect  and  care  it  deserves.  There   will  be  an  open  house  event  planned   for  a  future  date  in  May;Íž  please  take   the  opportunity  to  come  by  and  see   your  new  police  station. We  also  would  be  remiss  if  we   did  not  take  this  opportunity  to   give  credit  to  Bread  Loaf  Corp.   for  their  guidance  and  professional   services  throughout  this  endeavor.   They  were  a  pleasure  to  work  with   throughout  the  entire  process. Once  again,  we  thank  you  for   your  tremendous  support  and  for   working  with  us  to  provide  a  beauti-­ ful  facility  that  will  serve  our  cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   needs  for  many  years  to  come.  We   look  forward  to  serving  you  in  the   future  and  God  bless  you. &KLHI0HUNHODQGWKH2IÂżFHUV RIWKH9HUJHQQHV3ROLFH Department 9HUJHQQHV

Budding  artists   feted  in  Bristol Art  on  Main  in  Bristol  had  an   DPD]LQJUHFHSWLRQRQ0DUFK,W was  to  recognize  our  Emerging   Artists  from  Mount  Abraham  Union   High  School. It  was  one  of  the  best  receptions   held  there.  Seventy-­seven  stu-­ dents,  parents,  relatives  and  friends   crowded  into  the  gallery  in  tribute   to  these  students  along  with  three   faculty  and  two  gallery  staff. The  studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  work  will  be  on   display  until  March  26.  The  gallery,   Art  on  Main,  25  Main  St.,  Bristol,   is  open  Tuesday-­Friday,  11  a.m.   to  5  p.m.  and  10  a.m.  to  6  p.m.  on   Saturday. Cynthia  Guild  Kling Board  Member Art  on  Main 6WDUNVERUR

Workers  deserve   paid  sick  days I  am  a  therapeutic  equine  instruc-­ tor,  a  member  of  the  Vermont  Work-­ ers  Center,  and  a  leader  in  my  union,   Vermont  Homecare  United.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  also   a  hard  working  momma  to  my  two   boys  and  my  partner. We  all  want  to  live  with  dignity,   provide  for  our  families,  and  be  able   to  get  what  we  need.  Yet  many  of  us   across  the  state,  like  myself,  work   multiple  jobs  and  are  struggling  to   meet  our  fundamental  needs.  We   fall  back  on  state  assistance  when   our  income  is  insecure  or  our  pay   Ă&#x20AC;XFWXDWHV The  current  system  forces  us   to  choose  between  going  to  work   sick,  losing  income  or  even  a  job.   We  must  choose  between  caring   (See  Letter,  Page  5A)


Addison  Independent,  Thursday,  March  20,  2014  —  PAGE  5A

Letters to the Editor

Remembering  the  ‘lost’  ski  areas

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Obituaries

ADDISON COUNTY

BRANDON   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Since   1996,   poetry   has   been   celebrated   nation-­ ally   each   April   through   readings,   festivals,  book  displays,  workshops,   and   other   events.   The   Academy   of   American   Poets   established   National   Poetry   Month   â&#x20AC;&#x153;to   widen   the  attention  of  individuals  and  the   media   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   to   the   art   of   poetry,   to   living  poets,  to  our  complex  poetic   heritage,   and   to   poetry   books   and   journals  of  wide  aesthetic  range  and   concern.â&#x20AC;? Compass   Music   and  Arts   Center   in   Brandon   is   helping   to   encour-­ age   a   wider   readership   for   poetry   and   readers   of   all   ages   by   offering   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Poetry   Rocksâ&#x20AC;?   events   throughout  

Mary Youngs, 51, Brandon BRANDON   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Mary   Louise   Youngs,   age   51,   died   of   cancer   Thursday,   March   13,   2014,   at   Rutland  Regional  Medical  Center. Mary  was  born  in  Stamford,  Conn.,   on   June   30,   1962,   to   John   R.   and   Jean  (Middlemas)  Youngs.  She  grew   up  in  Stamford,  where  she  graduated   in  1979  from  Westhill  High  School.   She   graduated   from   the   University   of   Connecticut   (1983,   B.S.),   and   pursued  advanced  studies  in  Marine   Biology   at   Florida   Institute   of   Technology.   She   had   many   adven-­ tures   traveling,   including   attending   ÂżUVWJUDGHLQ/DXVDQQH6ZLW]HUODQG ZKHUH VKH VSRNH )UHQFK Ă&#x20AC;XHQWO\ after  one  month. She  bought  her  home  in  Brandon   in   1999,   moving   from   Stamford,   where   she   had   worked   for   many   years   as   the   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Happy   Bartenderâ&#x20AC;?   at   the  Ponus  Yacht  Club.  She  renovated   her   home   with   gusto,   and   the   help   of  friends.  She  was  a  talented  cook   who  always  tried  to  feed  the  world.   A   diehard   Pittsburgh   Steelers   fan,   Mary   loved   all   sports,   games,   and  

SX]]OHV 6KH ZDV D PHPEHU RI WKH Auxiliaries  of  the  American  Legion   and   Veterans   of   Foreign   Wars,   and   loved  her  time  spent  at  the  Brandon   Library   and   at   the   Townwide   Sales   and   Auctions.   For   a   girl   who   was   tough   as   nails,   she   had   a   heart   of   gold  and  was  always  ready  to  help.   She   was   known   for   her   quick   wit   and  great  sense  of  humor.   Mary   is   survived   by   her   father   and   stepmother,   John   and   Dee   $EERWW <RXQJV RI )DLU¿HOG &RQQ her   housemate   and   uncle,   Donald   <RXQJVKHUVLVWHUDQGEURWKHULQODZ &DURODQG5LFKDUG5HHGRI/HLFHVWHU brothers   Jack   Youngs   of   Atlantic   City,   N.J.,   and   Jim   Youngs   and   his   ZLIH%HUWKHOOHRI:HVW+DYHQ8WDK and   her   dear   friend   Tammy   Forrest.   Several   aunts,   uncles,   nieces,   neph-­ ews,   grand-­nephews,   a   grand-­niece,   and  many  cousins  also  survive  her. She   was   predeceased   by   her   mother  in  1998. A  celebration  of  her  life  was  held   on   Sunday,   March   16,   in   Leicester.   Private   burial   will   take   place,   at   a  

Surviving  is  her  daughter,  Carolyn   Kay  Bride  of  Forest  Dale.  Six  grand-­ children,   12   great-­grandchildren,   three   great-­great-­grandchildren   and   several  nieces,  nephews  and  cousins   also  survive  her. She   was   predeceased   by   her   KXVEDQG%HUW.QLJKWLQ-XO\ KHU VRQ $OOHQ .QLJKW LQ  D EURWKHU %XVWHU %DUU\ DQG WZR sisters,   Violet   Mumblo   and   Sadie   Taylor. A   private   memorial   service   â&#x20AC;&#x153;In   Celebration  of  Her  Lifeâ&#x20AC;?  will  be  held   at  a  later  date. Memorial   gifts   may   be   made   to   Addison   County   Humane   Society,   236   Boardman   St.,   Middlebury,   VT   05753.

MARY  YOUNGS later  date. ,Q OLHX RI Ă&#x20AC;RZHUV JLIWV PD\ EH made  in  her  memory  to  the  Rutland   Area   Visiting   Nurse   Association   &   +RVSLFH¸

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Eleanor Noyes, 91, Middlebury MIDDLEBURY   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Eleanor   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ellieâ&#x20AC;?   Noyes,   died   March   19,   2014,   at   Porter   Medical   Center   at   the   age   of   91.   Eleanor   left   pain   behind   as   she   ventured   to   join   the   Lord. Born   in   Proctor,   Ellie   was   the   third   of   seven   children   born   to   James   and   Josephine   (Counter)   Culver.   Ellie   knew   many   people   from  her  years  of  waiting  on  tables   at   the   Middlebury   Inn.   She   was   EHVWUHFRJQL]HGIRUKHUORQJZDONV through   town   where   she   greeted   everyone   with   a   warm   smile   and   a   positive  voice.   Ellie  leaves  behind  four  children,   6DQGUD 7DERU RI 3RUWODQG 2UH William  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Billâ&#x20AC;?  Noyes  and  his  wife   6DQGL RI %LJ /DNH $OD /\QGD Rheaume   and   her   husband   Ray   of   Leicester   and   Cecilia   Noyes   of   Middlebury.   Ellie   has   eight   grand-­ children   and   four   great-­grandchil-­ dren   that   she   enjoyed   being   with.   For  her  90th  birthday,  all  her  family  

gathered  for  a  week  of  togetherness   and  sharing,  this  was  a  highlight  for   her  as  well  as  the  rest  of  the  family.   She   is   also   survived   by   her   sister   Cecilia   (Red   Rogers)   Curry   and   Isabelle  Demsko. She   was   predeceased   by   her   SDUHQWV VLVWHUV (OL]DEHWK 7XIWV .D\ 6ZLGHU DQG $OLFH 'DQ\RZ RQHEURWKHU-DPHV&XOYHUDQGKHU ex-­husband,  William  Noyes.   At   Eleanorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   request,   a   private   burial  will  take  place  at  the  familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   convenience.   Donations   in   her   honor   may   be   made   to   Addison   County   Home   Health   and   Hospice,   P.O.   Box   754,   Middlebury,   VT   05753,   who   assisted  Ellie  through  many  recov-­ eries,   or   Elderly   Services   Project   Independence,   112   Exchange   St.,   ELEANOR  NOYES Middlebury,   VT   05753   where   she   continued   to   make   new   friends   while  she  was  able  to  attend.   Funeral  Home,  117  South  Main  St.,   Arrangements   are   under   the   Middlebury,  VT  05753,  www.sand-­ direction   of   Sanderson-­Ducharme   HUVRQIXQHUDOVHUYLFHFRP¸

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Guests   may   bring   their   own   drinks.   These   events   are   free   and   open   to   the   public.   However,   a   collection   will   be   taken   to   support   the  opening  of  the  Green  Mountain   Poets   House   within   the   Compass   Music   and  Arts   Center   and   a   read-­ ing/activity  room  for  children  up  to   the  age  of  10. The   Compass   Music   and   Arts   Center   is   open   seven   days   a   week   from   10   a.m.-­5   p.m.   and   is   located   in  Park  Village  at  333  Jones  Drive  in   Brandon.  (Park  Village  is  the  former   Brandon  Training  School,  located  1.5   miles   north   of   downtown   Brandon   off   of   Arnold   District   Road.)   More   information  is  at  www.cmacvt.org.

(Continued  from  Page  3A) 2011   to   many   residents.   It   states   was   â&#x20AC;&#x153;sickened   by   the   accusations   that  letter  defamed  the  plaintiffs  and   against   the   town,   myself   and   my   damaged  their  business  relationships   wife.â&#x20AC;? in  Addison.   Kauffman,   who   has   served   as   The   suit   makes   the   same   claims   chairman  of  the  Addison  selectboard   about   a   20-­page   statement   that   it   for   the   past   several   years,   said   the   says   John   Carrigan   was   improperly   town   has   not   discriminated   against   allowed  to  read  to  the  selectboard  in   Ernst  and  Supeno. November  2011.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  believe  that  sexual  orien-­ The   suit   claims   the   handwriting   tation   has   anything   to   do   with   the   for   the   addresses   on   the   Wikileaks   way  the  town  does  business,  nor  has   letter   matches   Carol   Kauffmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   the  town  engaged  in  any  activities  to   handwriting.   That   letter,   included   drive  the  plaintiffs  out  of  this  town,â&#x20AC;?   as  an  exhibit,  purported  to  tell  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Kauffman   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;On   the   contrary,   TRUTH   about   the   Barbarasâ&#x20AC;?   and   Barbara   Supeno   has   served   in   an   DOOHJHG SDVW ÂżQDQFLDO DQG OHJDO DSSRLQWHG RIÂżFH $OWHUQDWH WR WKH improprieties   and   called   them   Addison   County   Regional   Planning   â&#x20AC;&#x153;duplicitousâ&#x20AC;?  and  â&#x20AC;&#x153;diabolical.â&#x20AC;?   Commission)   for   the   past   couple   Jeff   Kauffman   said   he   only   years.â&#x20AC;? received   the   Wikileaks   letter   in   the   The   lawsuit   mail,   and   that   his   points   to   â&#x20AC;&#x153;My faith is wife   would   not   Kauffmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   service   send  an  anonymous   as   pastor   of   the   always a part of letter.   He   also   said   Hope   Community   who I am, and KHZDVFRQÂżGHQWKH Fellowship,   a   and  Addison   would   Baptist   Church.   causes me to have   prevailed   in   It   claims   that,   treat all people WKHÂżUVWFRPSODLQW â&#x20AC;&#x153;Until   recently,   the   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anyone   who   webpage   for   Mr.   fairly and with knows   my   wife   Kauffmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   church   dignity. For that knows   that   she   linked   to   several   is   not   afraid   to   faith-­based   anti-­ reason, I can sign   her   name   to   gay   websitesâ&#x20AC;?   that   say that I have anything  she  writes.   call   homosexuality,   She  had  had  no  part   never â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;unreservamong  other  things,   in   this.   All   of   the   â&#x20AC;&#x153;unnatural   and   edly expressed matters   mentioned   animalistic   wicked-­ hatred for gays in  the  suit  are  public   ness.â&#x20AC;?  It  also  claims   record   and   easily   that   Kauffman   has   and lesbians.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I accessible   to   any   privately   expressed   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what who   want   to   know   anti-­gay  views.   the  whole  story,â&#x20AC;?  he   K a u f f m a n   private conversasaid.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  only  part   rejected   those   tion they may be that   is   not   public   assertions.   record   at   this   point   â&#x20AC;&#x153;My   faith   is   referring to in that is   that   this   is   the   always   a   part   of   regard.â&#x20AC;? second   â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;trialâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   on   who   I   am,   and   these   grounds   and   â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jeff Kauffman, WKH ÂżUVW RQH ZDV causes   me   to   treat   Addison selectman going  to  go  in  favor   all  people  fairly  and   with   dignity,â&#x20AC;?   he   of   the   town   and   said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;For  that  reason,  I  can  say  that  I   myself.â&#x20AC;? have   never   â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;unreservedly   expressed   Ernst  and  Supenoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  newer  lawsuit   hatred  for  gays  and  lesbians.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;  I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   called  the  HUD  process  â&#x20AC;&#x153;a  toothless   know  what  private  conversation  they   inquiry,  conducted  by  an  investigator   may  be  referring  to  in  that  regard.â&#x20AC;? who   appeared   to   share   the   anti-­gay   bias  of  many  in  the  Town.â&#x20AC;? OTHERS  NAMED The  Carrigans  could  not  be  imme-­ The   lawsuit   also   accuses   diately   reached   for   comment.   They   Kauffmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   wife,   Carol,   and   the   are   not   listed   in   the   phone   book,   Carrigans   of   defaming   Ernst   and   DQGDQXPEHULQD]RQLQJÂżOHDWWKH Supeno,   in   part   with   materials   that   $GGLVRQ WRZQ RIÂżFH ZDV QR ORQJHU they  allege  can  only  have  come  from   in   service.   The   Independent   sent   Jeff  Kauffman. a   letter   on   Tuesday   to   their   listed   Ernst   and   Supeno   in   May   2010   South  Burlington  address  and  hopes   ÂżOHG D FLYLO ULJKWV GLVFULPLQD-­ to  receive  comment  at  some  point. tion   complaint   against   the   town   via   the   Vermont   Human   Rights   DISCRIMINATORY  ACTIONS? Commission.   The   commission   The  lawsuit  makes  several  claims   referred   the   complaint   to   the   U.S.   WKDWWRZQRIÂżFLDOVWUHDWHG(UQVWDQG Department   of   Housing   and   Urban   Supeno  differently  than  their  neigh-­ Development.   Ernst   and   Supeno   bors,  all  of  whom  live  in  a  lakefront   withdrew  that  complaint  in  February   area   in   which   many   pre-­existing   2011,  but  not  until  after  a  December   homes   do   not   conform   to   current   2010   mediation   meeting   with   Jeff   ]RQLQJ DQG UHVW RQ VPDOO JUDQGID-­ Kauffman.   thered  lots  that  also  do  not  conform. 7KHVXLWFODLPVFRQÂżGHQWLDOPDWH-­ Zoning  in  that  area  has  been  prob-­ rial   from   that   meeting   was   used   in   lematic,   and   waiver   language   in   an   anonymous   nine-­page   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Addison   QHZ ]RQLQJ UHJXODWLRQV GHVLJQHG WR Wikileaksâ&#x20AC;?   letter   mailed   in   April   DGGUHVVWKHGLIÂżFXOW\RZQHUVIDFHLQ

improving   their   properties   has   been   debated  in  recent  years. The   lawsuit   claims   that   Addison   DQGLWVRIÂżFLDOV Â&#x2021; ,OOHJDOO\ DOORZHG SODLQWLIIVÂś neighbors   to   expand   uses   on   their   properties,   but   harassed   plain-­ tiffs   for   legal   uses,   including   for   a   privacy   fence   and   a   handicap   ramp   they   said   should   have   been   exempt   IURP]RQLQJVHWEDFNV7KHSODLQWLIIV FODLPHG WKH WRZQ DWWHPSWHG WR ÂżQH them   for   the   fence   for   being   non-­ conforming   without   ever   measuring   it,  and  the  town  eventually  dismissed   the  complaint.   Â&#x2021; 5DLVHGWKHDVVHVVHGYDOXHRIWKHLU property   by   300   percent,   compared   to  50  percent  for  other  properties  in   their  lakefront  neighborhood.   Â&#x2021; &RQVLVWHQWO\ IDLOHG WR QRWLI\ WKHP RI ]RQLQJ KHDULQJV IRU QHLJK-­ boring  properties,  as  required  by  law.   .DXIIPDQ ZKR VHUYHG DV ]RQLQJ administrator   from   2008   to   2012,   was  asked  about  that  allegation. Âł, NQRZ ZH KDYH PDGH ]RQLQJ mistakes,   but   I   am   unsure   of   that   one,â&#x20AC;?  he  said. Â&#x2021; )DLOHGWRFOHDQWKHVSUD\SDLQWHG message  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  ɞ  FAGSâ&#x20AC;?  from  the  town   RIÂżFH SDUNLQJ ORW IRU DOPRVW WZR years. Â&#x2021; )DOVHO\ FODLPHG WKHLU GRJ was   barking   and   harassed   them   over   several   days   over   the   issue.   According   to   the   lawsuit,   their   dog   was  â&#x20AC;&#x153;not  barking.  It  was  at  that  time   almost   17   years   old   and   paraple-­ JLF ZLWK SDUWLDOO\ SDUDO\]HG YRFDO chords.â&#x20AC;?

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Marjorie Knight, 96, Middlebury MIDDLEBURY   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Marjorie   Lillian   Knight,   96,   of   Middlebury   died  Monday,  March  17,  2014,  at  the   Pines  of  Rutland. She  was  born  in  Shoreham  on  July   15,   1917.   She   was   the   daughter   of   James   and   Lillian   Barry.   She   grew   up  in  Shoreham  where  she  received   her  early  education. June   1,   1938,   she   married   Bert   Eugene   Knight   in   Middlebury.   They   made   their   home   in   Cornwall   and   New   Haven   before   moving   to   Middlebury  in  July  1957. In   her   earlier   years   she   worked   as   an   apple   picker   in   orchards   in   Shoreham  and  Cornwall.  Her  family   says  she  was  an  animal  lover,  loved   to  cook  and  was  an  avid  bingo  player.

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98+60W$EHWRSUHVHQWDWFRQIHUHQFHRQHGXFDWLRQLQQRYDWLRQ By  ANDY  KIRKALDY NORWOOD,   Mass.   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Teachers   and   students   from   Vergennes   and   Mount  Abraham   union   high   schools   on   Thursday   and   Friday   will   be   presenting   at   a   major   conference   in   Norwood,  Mass.,  about  the  efforts  to   transform   and   improve   education   at   their  schools.   VUHS   and   Mount   Abraham   were   among   four   Vermont   schools   invited   to   present   at   the   High   School   Redesign   in   Action   confer-­ ence,   which   is   sponsored   by   the   New   England   Secondary   School   Consortium   (NESSC),   a   regional   partnership  committed  to  high  school   innovation  and  funded  by  the  Nellie   Mae  Education  Foundation.   The   Nellie   Mae   foundation   has   also   awarded   VUHS   two   grants   totaling   almost   $400,000   to   support   its   efforts   to   switch   to   a   system   of   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Performance   Based   Graduation   Requirements,â&#x20AC;?   or   PBGRs.   That   system   will   require   students   to   demonstrate   mastery   of   subjects   to   earn   their   diplomas,   including   via   hands-­on  projects,  rather  than  by  just   earning   enough   credits   by   sitting   in   classes. According   to   a   press   release   from   the   Vermont   Department   of   Education,  the  conference  will  focus   on  â&#x20AC;&#x153;effective  strategies  for  improving   teaching  and  learning.â&#x20AC;? The   groups   from   the   Addison   County   schools   will   be   joined   by   representatives   of   South   Burlington   High  and  Cabot  schools.  All  four  are  

members  of  the  NESCCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s �� League  of   Innovative   Schools,   which   NESCC   RIÂżFLDOV GHVFULEH DV D QHWZRUN RI secondary   schools   working   together   to  improve  their  programs  and  perfor-­ mance  and  to  promote  the  exchange   of  best  practices  and  strategies. According  to  the  press  release,  the   VFKRROVVHOHFWHGE\1(6&&RIÂżFLDOV ÂłKDYHPDGHVLJQLÂżFDQWSURJUHVVUDLV-­ ing   student   achievement,   graduation   rates,   college-­enrollment   numbers,   or   other   indicators   of   educational   success.â&#x20AC;?     In   the   press   release,   Vermont   Secretary   of   Education   Rebecca   Holcombe   praised   the   Vermont   schools   for   their   efforts   to   involve   students   in   their   own   learning   paths   and  thus  in  turn  improve  the  quality   of  the  stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  delivery  of  education.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   know   that   our   students   need   to   walk   different   paths   to   reach   these  shared  goals,â&#x20AC;?  Holcombe  said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our   schools   are   working   hard   to   personalize   learning   and   build   on   each   studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   individual   passions   and   strengths,   so   that   our   students   ÂżQGVFKRROUHOHYDQWPHDQLQJIXODQG challenging  in  all  the  best  ways.â&#x20AC;? The   Mount  Abraham   presentation   is   titled,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seamless   Coexistence:   Integrating   Coursework   And   Personalized  Learning.â&#x20AC;? Presenting   for   the   Bristol   school   will  be  personalized  learning  advisers   Russell  Comstock,  Gerrie  Huets  and   Josie   Jordan;Íž   students   Robin   Kuhns   and   Brian   Wendel;Íž   and   Principal   Andy  Kepes.

According   to   the   press   release,   Mount   Abraham   has   spent   the   past   ÂżYH \HDUV ÂłGHYHORSLQJ D SHUVRQDO-­ ized-­pathways   programâ&#x20AC;?   that   differs   from   other   such   programs   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   â&#x20AC;&#x153;the   great   majority   of   the   students   who   take   part   in   the   pathways   program   also  take  other  courses  at  the  school.â&#x20AC;? Creating   what   the   press   release   called   a   â&#x20AC;&#x153;hybrid   model   (that)   has   allowed  many  more  students  to  take   advantage   of   personalized   learningâ&#x20AC;?   has  posed  challenges. Mount   Abraham   presenters   will   not   only   describe   the   â&#x20AC;&#x153;personalized-­ learning  opportunities  offered  by  the   school,â&#x20AC;?   but   also   â&#x20AC;&#x153;engage   partici-­ pants   in   a   frank   and   honest   discus-­ sion  of  the  schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  struggles  with  a   blended   model   of   student   learning.   Participants   will   have   a   chance   to   hear  from  and  ask  questions  to  staff   and  students,  and  they  will  leave  the   workshop   with   a   stronger   under-­ standing  of  personalized  learning,  as   ZHOO DV WKH FKDOOHQJHV DQG FRQĂ&#x20AC;LFWV that  may  arise.â&#x20AC;? The   VUHS   presentation   is   titled,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;From   Hypothesis   To   Practice:   The   Messiness   Of   School-­Wide   Transformation.â&#x20AC;? Presenters   are   teacher   Matthew   Deblois,   who   helped   create   the   schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  call-­back  system  that  allows   teachers   to   quickly   intervene   if   a   student   is   falling   behind   in   a   class;Íž   teacher   Kristine   Kirkaldy,   who   has   coordinated   the   schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   PBGR   effort   and   co-­wrote   the   Nellie   Mae   grant   applications;Íž   special   educator  

Beth   Adreon,   who   is   facilitating   a   Personalized   Learning   Grant   the   school   received   from   the  AOE;Íž   and   students   Brianna   Gebo   and   Natalie   Salley.   The   press   release   notes   that   â&#x20AC;&#x153;the   schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   transition   to   personalized,   performance-­based  learningâ&#x20AC;?  is  ongo-­ ing  while  VUHS  attempts  to  balance   â&#x20AC;&#x153;the   hopes   and   dreams   of   students   and  staff;Ížâ&#x20AC;?  embrace  â&#x20AC;&#x153;rigor,  relevance,   and  relationshipsâ&#x20AC;?;Íž  and  offer  students   â&#x20AC;&#x153;voice   and   choice   as   they   work   to   acquire  vital  21st-­century  skills.â&#x20AC;? According   to   the   press   release,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;students   and   teachers   will   share   their   recent   adventures   on   their   journey   toward   Performance-­Based   Graduation  Requirements,  including,  

from   both   the   studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   and   the   teachersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  points  of  view,  topics  such   as   e-­portfolio-­based   evaluation,   yearlong   projects,   and   integrated   systems  of  support.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;In   addition   to   hearing   from   all   learners   involved   (teachers   and   students),   participants   can   come   away   with   tools   and   templates   for   enhancing   the   three   â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Rsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   in   their   school.â&#x20AC;? South   Burlington   advisers   and   students  will  present  on  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;person-­ alized,  experiential-­learning  school-­ within-­a-­schoolâ&#x20AC;?   there   that   focuses   RQ ÂłSURÂżFLHQF\EDVHG OHDUQLQJ´ They   will   offer,   the   press   release   stated,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;concrete   stepsâ&#x20AC;?   other   schools   can   take   to   start   such   a  

program. Cabot   teachers   and   students   will   present   on   how   the   Cabot   high   school   band   has   transformed   into   a   touring   professional   soul-­funk-­rock   band   that   has   â&#x20AC;&#x153;taken   on   all   of   the   responsibilities   necessary   to   inde-­ pendently   manage   their   band   and   enter  the  professional  music  world.â&#x20AC;? Band  students  have  also  produced   documentaries   for   a   local   radio   station,   and   workshop   participants   â&#x20AC;&#x153;will  get  a  glimpse  into  the  schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   curriculum-­mapping   process   and   tips   on   how   to   meaningfully   infuse   the  arts  into  a  project-­based  teaching   and  learning  environment.â&#x20AC;? Andy   Kirkaldy   may   be   reached   at   andyk@addisonindependent.com.

0\WDVNÂżQGLQJDXVHIRU0DUFK March  has  never  been  my  favor-­ April,  May,  and  June  is   Clutter   month.   ite   month.   In   fact,   in   my   personal   to   garden;Íž   the   purpose   By   April,   when   rankings   of   Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   monthsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   of   July   and   August   is   I   want   to   begin   desirability,  it  edges  out  November   to   play   outdoors   all   to   spend   most   for   Worst   Month   of   the   Year.   It   day;Íž   the   purpose   of   of   the   daylight   feels   like   a   damp   and   dreary   time   September   is   to   notice   hours   outdoors,   to   be   endured,   like   a   long   stretch   that  I  havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  gone  back   my   indoor   of   boring   highway,   on   the   way   to   to   school   and   continue   spaces   will   be   somewhere   more   interesting.   And   playing   outdoors;Íž   the   Âż[HG DQG FOHDQ like   a   kid   trapped   in   the   back   seat   purpose   of   October   is   and   clutter   free.   on   that   boring   highway,   I   usually   WRÂżOOWKHIUHH]HU April   is   like   the   get  grouchy,  restless,  and  impatient   Some  people  already   beginning   of   a   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  not  a  state  of  mind  that  I  enjoy   KDYH ÂżJXUHG RXW D shiny   new   year,   or  desire. purpose  for  March.  For   and   the   infra-­ Poor  March!  Many  of  my  friends   snowbirds,  the  purpose   structure   of   my   and   neighbors   also   freely   malign   of   March   is   to   stay   in   life   will   be   all   this  dutiful  soldier  of  the  calendar,   paradise   a   little   longer.   polished   and   no   which  trudges  on  to  deliver  us  reli-­ For  crazy  maniac  alpine   longer  in  need  of   ably  to  the  vernal  equinox  and  one   skiers   the   purpose   of   attention. By Abi Sessions month   closer   to   real   spring.   Cabin   March  is  one  more  run.   That   means   Fever   season,   F o r   I   will   be   paint-­ mud   season   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   ing  the  bedroom   abin Fever sugar-­ these   are   merely   makers,   the   ceiling,   so   that   it   all   matches   the   e u p h e m i s m s   purpose   of   March   patched  place  where  the  contractor   season, for   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   am   going   is   maple   syrup.   stepped   through   it   four   years   ago.   mud crazy!   When   will   Snowbirds,   skiers   That  means  hanging  that  print  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   I   be   cavorting   in   season â&#x20AC;&#x201D; these and   sugarmak-­ EHHQ VLWWLQJ RQ WKH EDWKURRP Ă&#x20AC;RRU WKH JUHHQ ÂżHOGV are merely ers   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   these   folks   for  six  months.  That  means  getting   and   gentle   zeph-­ know   how   to   look   the   washing   machine   and   faucet   euphemisms yrs  of  spring?â&#x20AC;? on  the  positive  side   Âż[HG7KDWPHDQVUHPRYLQJDOOWKH I   would   like   to   for â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am going of   March.   They   food   from   the   kitchen   cupboards   ÂżQG D QHZ ZD\ donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   get   grouchy,   and   deep   cleaning   the   shelves;Íž   of   seeing   March.   crazy!â&#x20AC;? restless   or   impa-­ organizing  the  camping  equipment,   I   would   like   to   tient;Íž   theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   the   plant   potting   workshop,   knit-­ see   March   more   too   busy   loving   ting  and  sewing  supplies;Íž  advertis-­ positively.   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d   like   to   focus   on   its   Marchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   charms.   They   can   hardly   ing  some  stuff  on  Craigslist;Íž  sharp-­ potential   rather   than   on   its   disap-­ get  enough  of  March! ening  all  the  gardening  tools.  When   pointments.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  like  to  feel  charmed   I   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   aspire   to   be   a   snowbird,   April   comes,   I   can   move   outside   rather  than  cheated  by  its  days.   an   alpine   skier,   or   a   sugarmaker,   with  a  clear  conscience. Basically  March  needs  a  purpose,   but   I   think   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   found   a   purpose   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   beginning   to   feel   like   I   can   other   than   that   of   springâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   wait-­ for   me:   March   is   going   to   be   Fix   hardly   get   enough   of   March   to   ing   room.   For   other   months,   the   All   the   Broken   Stuff,   Clean   All   IXOÂżOOLWVQHZSXUSRVH7KDWÂśVDOOIRU purpose   is   clear:   The   purpose   of   the   Dirty   Stuff,   and   Clear   out   the   now;Íž  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  got  to  get  to  work!

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bridge   Basics   2:   Competitive   Biddingâ&#x20AC;?  class  in  Middlebury.  Thursday,   March   20,   6-­7:30   p.m.,   Ilsley   Library.   The   ÂżUVWLQDVHULHVRIIRXULQWURGXFWRU\FODVVHVDQGIRXU SUDFWLFH VHVVLRQV )UHH EXW UHJLVWUDWLRQ UHTXLUHG 5HJLVWHUDWWKH,OVOH\LQIRUPDWLRQGHVN)RULQIRUPD-­ WLRQDERXWUHDGLQJPDWHULDOFDOO â&#x20AC;&#x153;Faith and Friendship: Crock   pot   dinner   in   New   Haven.   Thursday,   March   Pillars for Small-Town Civility.â&#x20AC;?   SP 1HZ +DYHQ &RQJUHJDWLRQDO &KXUFK +HDUW\FDVVHUROHVEHYHUDJHEUHDGDQGGHVVHUWIRU ,QIR Tuesday, March 25, 7:00 pm â&#x20AC;&#x153;GMO   OMGâ&#x20AC;?   screening   in   Middlebury.   Thursday,   0DUFK   SP 0DUTXLV 7KHDWHU %HQ  Sponsored by St. Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church -HUU\ÂśVDQG1HZ&KDSWHUSUHVHQWWKLVÂżOPGLUHFWHG and The Middlebury Area Clergy Association. 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raising  community  funds  to  save  the  rapidly  declin-­ ing  bobolink  population  in  Vermont.  Part  of  the  Cabin   Fever  Lecture  Series.  Info:  388-­4095.  Rescheduled   from  March  13.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Homegrown   Theater!â&#x20AC;?   on   stage   in   Rochester.   Thursday,   March   27,   7:30-­9:30   p.m.,   Rochester   School   auditorium.  The   White   River   Valley   Players   present  three  one-­act  comedies  about  life  in  small-­ town   Vermont.   Escape   the   mud   season   rut   with   this   spectacular,   hilarious,   completely   original   homegrown   production.   Runs   through   March   30.   Tickets   $10   general,   $8   seniors/students,   families   $25,   school   groups   $5   per   student.   Tickets   avail-­ able  at  White  River  Credit  Union  or  at  the  door.  Info:   767-­3954.  

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Senior  luncheon  in  Middlebury.  Friday,   March   28,   11:30   a.m.-­1:30   p.m.,   Rosieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Restaurant.   CVAA   and   Rosieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   partner   to   bring  area  seniors  good  company  and  amazing  food.   Chicken  and  biscuits,  coleslaw  and  brownie  parfait.   Suggested   donation   $5.   Reservations   required:   1-­800-­642-­5119.   /HQWHQÂżVKIU\LQ%ULVWRO  Friday,  March  28,  5-­7  p.m.,   St.   Ambrose   Church.   Fifteenth   annual   Lenten   all-­ \RXFDQHDW ÂżVK IU\ 0HDO LQFOXGHV IULHG RU EDNHG haddock,   French   fries,   coleslaw,   beverage   and   dessert.  Adults  $12,  children  under  11  $5,  immediate   IDPLO\RIÂżYH,QIR$OVRRQ$SULO &LUFXV 6PLUNXV VWXGHQW SHUIRUPDQFH LQ 5LSWRQ   Friday,  March  28,  6:30-­8:30  p.m.,  Ripton  Elementary   School.   Ripton   Elementary   students   will   give   a   performance   showing   what   theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   learned   after   a   weeklong   in-­school   residency   by   Circus   Smirkus,   the  award-­winning  international  youth  circus.  Free.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  Green  Mountain  Upsetâ&#x20AC;?  premiere  and  recep-­ tion   in   Middlebury.   Friday,   March   28,   7-­10   p.m.,   Town  Hall  Theater.  A  new  feature-­length  documen-­ tary  about  the  1983  Middlebury  Union  High  School   boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  basketball  teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  unlikely  state  championship.   By   1983   MUHS   graduate   Mark   Mooney   Jr.   The   evening  includes  a  reception  with  many  of  the  play-­ ers,  coaches,  teachers,  boosters  and  journalists  who   covered   the   season.   Tickets   for   the   premiere   $30,   DYDLODEOH DW WKH 7+7 ER[ RIÂżFH  ZZZ townhalltheater.org  or  at  the  door,  if  available.  Also   showing  March  29.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Homegrown   Theater!â&#x20AC;?   on   stage   in   Rochester.   Friday,  March  28,  7:30-­9:30  p.m.,  Rochester  School   auditorium.   The   White   River   Valley   Players   pres-­ ent  three  one-­act  comedies  about  life  in  small-­town   Vermont.  Escape  the  mud  season  rut  with  this  spec-­ tacular,   hilarious,   completely   original   homegrown   production.   Runs   through   March   30.   Tickets   $10   general,   $8   seniors/students,   families   $25,   school   groups   $5   per   student.   Tickets   available   at   White   River  Credit  Union  or  at  the  door.  Info:  767-­3954.  

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SATURDAY

Green   Mountain   Club   hike   on   Snake   Mountain   in   Addison.   Saturday,   March   29,   meet   at   parking   area   on   Mountain   Road  of  Route  17.  A  Bread  Loaf  Section/Burlington   Section   outing.   Moderate   walk,   approximately   3.5   miles,   900-­foot   ascent.   Bring   water   and   lunch   or   snack.   Contact   leader   Dot   Myer   for   starting   time:   (802)  863-­2433  or  dotmyer@myfairpoint.net.   %HQHÂżW SDQFDNH EUHDNIDVW LQ &RUQZDOO   Saturday,   March   29,   8   a.m.-­noon,   Bread   Loaf   View   Farm,   Cider   Mill   Road.   Local   vendors   provide   pancakes,   sausage,  donut  puffs,  and  white  and  chocolate  milk.   Regular   plate   $7,   small   plate   $4.   Rain   or   shine.   3URFHHGVEHQHÂżW)ULHQGVRI0LGGOHEXU\%DVHEDOO Indoor   tag   sale   in   Middlebury.   Saturday,   March   29,   9   a.m.-­noon,   Middlebury   Union   Middle   School.   Fundraiser   for   the   New   York   City   trip.   All   kinds   of   items  for  sale,  from  furniture  to  books  and  videos  to   food.   Sustainable   Living   Expo   in   Middlebury.   Saturday,   March   29,   9   a.m.-­4   p.m.,   Middlebury   Union   High   School.   Over   100   exhibits   demonstrating   and   displaying  sustainable  products,  services,  programs   and   community   resources.   Workshops   throughout   the   day.   Live   music,   local   food.   Info   on   exhibiting,   submitting   a   workshop   proposal,   or   volunteering:   http://acornvt.org/sle2014.   0XVLFVZDSPHHWLQ%UDQGRQ  Saturday,  March  29,   10   a.m.-­4   p.m.,   Compass   Music   and   Arts   Center,   333  Jones  Drive.  Sellers  get  a  6-­foot-­by-­6-­foot  space   to  sell,  swap  or  barter  vinyl  records,  CDs,  78s,  piano   rolls,  tapes,  audio  equipment,  phonographs,  radios,   musical  instruments  and  ephemera.  Flat  fee  $30  per   space,  no  commission.  Deadline  to  reserve  space:   0DUFKRUXQWLODOOVSRWVDUHÂżOOHG,QIR or  info@cmacvt.org.   :RRO IHOWLQJ FODVV LQ 2UZHOO   Saturday,   March   29,   DPQRRQ2UZHOO)UHH/LEUDU\/RFDOÂżEHUDUWLVW Muffy   Kashkin   will   demonstrate   the   art   of   dry   wool   felting.  Supplies  provided.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Revolution   in   Ukraineâ&#x20AC;?   talk   in   Middlebury.   Saturday,  March  29,  3:30-­5  p.m.,  Ilsley  Library.  UVM   Professor   Jennifer   Dickinson   will   give   an   overview   of  recent  events  in  Ukraine  and  how  they  relate  to   larger   trends   in   Ukrainian   culture   and   society.   She   will  answer  audience  questions  in  English,  Ukrainian   or  Russian.  Info:  388-­2594.   2OG%RQHVIXQGUDLVHUFRQFHUWDQGFKXUFKVXSSHU LQ %ULVWRO   Saturday,   March   29,   5-­8:30   p.m.,   First   Baptist   Church   of   Bristol.   A   fundraiser   for   Village2Village   Project,   a   small   Bristol-­based   char-­ ity   that   supports   more   than   80   children   and   15   HIV-­positive   widows   in   northeastern   Uganda.   All   donations  go  to  V2V.  Country  and  gospel  concert  at   6:30   p.m.   preceded   by   church   chicken   pie   supper   at   5   p.m.   Dinner:   $10   adults,   $5   kids,   free   for   kids   younger  than  6.  Concert  admission  by  donation.  

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Green   Mountain   Upsetâ&#x20AC;?   screening   in   Middlebury.   Saturday,   March   29,   7-­10   p.m.,   Town   Hall   Theater.   A   new   feature-­length   documentary   about  the  1983  Middlebury  Union  High  School  boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   basketball   teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   unlikely   state   championship.   By   1983  MUHS  graduate  Mark  Mooney  Jr.  Tickets  $10,   DYDLODEOH DW WKH 7+7 ER[ RIÂżFH  ZZZ townhalltheater.org  or  at  the  door,  if  available.   Ferrisburgh   Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Theater   production   in   Vergennes.  Saturday,  March  29,  7-­9  p.m.,  Vergennes   Opera  House.  Students  in  the  Ferrisburgh  Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Theater,   a   20-­week   after-­school   program,   pres-­ ent  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jolly  Roger  and  the  Pirate  Queen.â&#x20AC;?  Tickets  $6   adults,  $3  kids,  available  at  the  door.  Info:  877-­3463   or  425-­6115.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Homegrown   Theater!â&#x20AC;?   on   stage   in   Rochester.   Saturday,   March   29,   7:30-­9:30   p.m.,   Rochester   School   auditorium.  The   White   River   Valley   Players   present  three  one-­act  comedies  about  life  in  small-­ town   Vermont.   Escape   the   mud   season   rut   with   this   spectacular,   hilarious,   completely   original   homegrown   production.   Runs   through   March   30.   Tickets   $10   general,   $8   seniors/students,   families   $25,   school   groups   $5   per   student.   Tickets   avail-­ able  at  White  River  Credit  Union  or  at  the  door.  Info:   767-­3954.   Folk  concert  in  Middlebury.  Saturday,  March  29,  7:30-­ 9:30  p.m.,  Vermont  Folklife  Center.  Folk  trio  Daddy   Longlegs   performs.   Musicians   are   Rick   Ceballos,   David   Gusakov   and   Matt   Witten.   Admission   $10.   Seating  is  limited,  so  reserve  early  at  453-­4613.  

Mar

30

SUNDAY

3DQFDNH EUHDNIDVW LQ 6WDUNVERUR Sunday,   March   30,   7-­10:30   a.m.,   Robinson   Elementary   School.   Fourteenth   annual   all-­you-­can-­eat   breakfast:   homemade   buttermilk   pancakes,   scrambled   eggs,   bacon   and   sausage,   cider,   homefries,   toast,   juice,   coffee,   tea   and   Starksboro   maple   syrup.   Adults   $8,   seniors   DQGNLGV5HG6R[WLFNHWUDIĂ&#x20AC;HIRUWZRWLFNHWVWR a  game  at  Fenway  this  summer.  Mini  silent  auction.   7R EHQHÂżW WKH 6WDUNVERUR VSRUWV SURJUDP ,QIR 453-­4074. /DVW6XQGD\RIWKHPRQWKEUHDNIDVWLQ9HUJHQQHV   Sunday,  March  30,  7:30-­10  a.m.,  Dorchester  Lodge,   School   Street.   The   Dorchester   Lodge   F&AM   will   serve   its   regular   all-­you-­can-­eat   breakfast   with   pancakes,   French   toast,   bacon, ��  sausage,   home   fries,  scrambled  eggs,  juice  and  coffee.   /HFWXUH RQ Âł7KH &RPPRQV´ LQ %ULVWRO   Sunday,   March   30,   10-­11:30   a.m.,   Holley   Hall.   David   Bollier,  author  of  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Think  Like  a  Commoner:  A  Short   Introduction   to   the   Life   of   the   Commons,â&#x20AC;?   will   talk   about  the  idea  of  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  Commonsâ&#x20AC;?  and  how  it  relates   to   land   conservation.   Info:   www.familyforests.org.   Free.  No  advanced  registration  required.   Âł,QHTXDOLW\IRU$OO´VFUHHQLQJZLWK%HUQLH6DQGHUV in  Middlebury.  Sunday,  March  30,  10:30  a.m.-­12:30   p.m.,   Middlebury   Union   High   School   auditorium.   6HQ6DQGHUVZLOOKRVWDVFUHHQLQJRIDQHZÂżOPRQ WKHJURZLQJLQHTXDOLW\JDSLQWKH867KHÂżOPZLOOEH shown  simultaneously  in  four  other  Vermont  towns   and   will   be   followed   by   an   interactive   virtual   town   meeting,  led  by  Sanders  from  the  MUHS  gym.   +LVWRULFDO VRFLHW\ RSHQ KRXVH LQ %ULVWRO   Sunday,   March   30,   1-­4   p.m.,   Howden   Hall.   The   Bristol   Historical   Society   invites   people   to   see   all   the   fun   and   interesting   artifacts   at   the   museum,   from   mili-­ tary   uniforms   to   photographs,   wood   planes,   maps   and  models,  logs  and  photos  from  the  Bristol  airport.   Info:  453-­2888  or  453-­3439.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hick  in  the  â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hoodâ&#x20AC;?  one-­man  show  in  Middlebury.   Sunday,   March   30,   2-­4   p.m.,   Town   Hall   Theater,   Byers   Studio.   Mike   Sommers,   a   Middlebury   native   turned   San   Francisco   actor,   presents   a   one-­man   show  telling  the  true  story  of  his  journey  from  Vermont   to   an   inner-­city   neighborhood   in   California.  Tickets    DYDLODEOH DW WKH 7+7 ER[ RIÂżFH  RU www.townhalltheater.org.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Homegrown   Theater!â&#x20AC;?   on   stage   in   Rochester.   Sunday,  March  30,  2-­4  p.m.,  Rochester  School  audi-­ torium.  The  White  River  Valley  Players  present  three   one-­act  comedies  about  life  in  small-­town  Vermont.   Escape   the   mud   season   rut   with   this   spectacular,   hilarious,   completely   original   homegrown   produc-­ tion.   Tickets   $10   general,   $8   seniors/students,   families  $25,  school  groups  $5  per  student.  Tickets   available  at  White  River  Credit  Union  or  at  the  door.   Info:  767-­3954.  

Mar

31

MONDAY

$J/XQFKLQ%ULGSRUW  Monday,  March   31,   noon-­1:45   p.m.,   Bridport   Community   Hall.  Legislative  lunch  program  focusing  on   agricultural  issues.  

Apr

1

TUESDAY

Psychology   lecture   at   Middlebury   College.   Tuesday,   April   1,   4:30-­6   p.m.,   McCardell   Bicentennial   Hall,   220.   Tyler   Burge,   professor   of   philosophy   at   UCLA,   presents   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Perception:  Origins  of  Mind.â&#x20AC;?   Âł3RHWLF 0HWKRGV RI 0HPRUL]DWLRQ´ ZRUNVKRS LQ Middlebury.  Tuesday,  April  1,  7-­8  p.m.,  Ilsley  Library.   A  workshop  on  how  to  learn  a  poem  by  heart.  Free.   No   registration   necessary.   Info:   ginger54@sover. net.  

Apr

2

WEDNESDAY

Human   resources   workshop   in   Middlebury.   Wednesday,   April   2,   1-­4   SP $&('& RI¿FH  5RXWH  6RXWK Business   owners   are   invited   to   a   workshop   titled  

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Human   Resources:   The   Power   of   a   Positive   Workplace.â&#x20AC;?   Learn   how   to   increase   retention   of   valuable  employees  and  improve  service.  Cost  $49.   Register  at  http://bit.ly/1gkVIZc.   &KDUWHU +RXVH EHQHÂżW GLQQHU LQ 0LGGOHEXU\   Wednesday,  April  2,  5-­9  p.m.,  51  Main.  Dinner,  live   music   and   silent   auction   to   support   the   Charter   House  Coalition.  Suggested  donation  of  $10.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  New  Middle  East  Cold  Warâ&#x20AC;?  talk  in  Middlebury.   Wednesday,   April   2,   7-­9   p.m.,   Ilsley   Library.   UVM   political   science   professor   Greg   Gause   will   look   at   how   current   affairs   in   the   Middle   East   affect   U.S.   interests   there.   Free.  A   First   Wednesday   talk.   Info:   388-­4095.   Historical  society  meeting  in  Shoreham.  Wednesday,   April   2,   7-­9   p.m.,   Platt   Memorial   Library.   Meeting   includes   showing   of   a   1984   videotape   of   former   Shoreham  resident  Esther  Lewis  sharing  memories   of  moving  to  Shoreham  as  a  child.  She  was  a  nurse,   beekeeper,  teacher  of  crafts  and  entertainer  of  chil-­ dren.  Refreshments  served.  Info:  897-­5254.  

Apr

3

THURSDAY

6HQLRUPHDOLQ%ULVWRO  Thursday,  April   3,  11:30  a.m.-­1  p.m.,  First  Baptist  Church   of   Bristol.   Served   at   noon:   Baked   ham,   mashed  potatoes,  carrots,  rolls  and  white  cake  with   chocolate  frosting.  Sign  up  at  453-­5276.  Suggested   donation  $4.   Creative  writing  workshop  in  Vergennes.  Thursday,   April  3,  6-­8  p.m.,  Bixby  Memorial  Library.  First  class   in  a  six-­week  series.  Writer  and  editor  Annie  Downey   will   lead   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spring   Forward,â&#x20AC;?   a   workshop   for   begin-­ ning  and  advanced  writers.  Classes  will  meet  each   Thursday  through  May  8.  Info:  877-­2211.   7ZLVW 2Âś :RRO 6SLQQLQJ *XLOG PHHWLQJ LQ Middlebury.   4/3   Thursday,   April   3,   7-­9   p.m.,   American   Legion.   General   meeting   followed   by   a   spin-­in.  All  are  welcome.  Info:  453-­5960.  

Apr

4

FRIDAY

Senior   luncheon   in   Middlebury.   Friday,  April  4,  11  a.m.-­1  p.m.,  Middlebury   VFW.   CVAAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   monthly   First   Friday   Easter   luncheon   includes   hand-­card   honey-­Dijon   glazed   ham,  oven-­roasted  yams  and  red  potatoes,  Caesar   salad,   green   beans,   dinner   roll   and   apple   pie.   Reservations   required   by   April   2:   1-­800-­642-­5119.   Free  transportation  by  ACTR:  388-­1946.   3RHWU\ VODPRSHQPLNH QLJKW LQ %UDQGRQ   Friday,   April  4,  7-­9  p.m.,  Compass  Music  and  Arts  Center.   Part  of  CMACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Poetry  Rocksâ&#x20AC;?  celebration  in  April.   Open   to   all   poets,   spoken-­word   artists,   musicians,   dramatists   and   listeners.   Light   refreshments   avail-­ able.   Free,   but   donations   are   welcome   to   support   the  opening  of  the  CMACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Green  Mountain  Poets   House   and   kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   reading/activity   room.   Info:   www. cmacvt.org.  Info:  www.cmacvt.org.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Much  Ado  About  Nothingâ&#x20AC;?  on  stage  in  Vergennes.   Friday,   April   4,   7:30-­9:30   p.m.,   Vergennes   Opera   +RXVH 7KH /LWWOH &LW\ 3OD\HUV SUHVHQW WKHLU ÂżUVW Shakespeare   production,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Much   Ado   About   Nothing.â&#x20AC;?  Director  Jeffrey  Fox  of  Charlotte  sets  the   comedy  in  the  Hamptons  of  today.  Tickets  $12,  $10   students  and  seniors,  available  at  Classic  Stitching   in  Vergennes.  Runs  through  April  6.   Pianist  Paul  Lewis  in  concert  at  Middlebury  College.   Friday,  April   4,   8-­10   p.m.,   Mahaney   Center   for   the   Arts.   British   pianist   Lewis   returns   to   Middlebury   to   perform   a   program   including   Bach   chorales,   Beethovenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Moonlightâ&#x20AC;?  Sonata,  and  Mussorgskyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pictures   at   an   Exhibition.â&#x20AC;?  Admission   $25,   $20   for   Middlebury  College  faculty,  staff,  alumni,  emeriti  and   parents;   and   $6   for   students.  Tickets:   443-­6433   or   go.middlebury.edu/arts.  

L IV E M U S I C )UHG%DUQHV 6DUDK6WRQHLQ1HZ+DYHQ  Friday,   March  21,  6-­8  p.m.,  Lincoln  Peak  Vineyard.   Connect   Four   in   Middlebury.   Friday,   March   21,   7-­8:30  p.m.,  51  Main.   The   Vibratones   in   Middlebury.   Friday,   March   21,   9   p.m.-­1  a.m.,  Two  Brothers  Tavern.   -RH 0RRUH %DQG LQ 0LGGOHEXU\   Friday,   March   28,   8-­11  p.m.,  51  Main.   Radio  Underground  in  Middlebury.  Saturday,  March   29,  8-­11  p.m.,  51  Main.   The  Eschatones  in  Middlebury.  Saturday,  March  29,   9  p.m.-­1  a.m.,  Two  Brothers  Tavern.  

ONGOINGEVENTS By   category:   Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   Markets,   Sports,   Clubs   &   Organizations,  Government  &  Politics,  Bingo,  Fund-­ Raising   Sales,   Dance,   Music,   Arts   &   Education,   Health  &  Parenting,  Meals,  Art  Exhibits  &  Museums,   Library  Programs. FARMERSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  MARKETS Middlebury  Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  Market.  Winter  hours  Saturdays,   9:30  a.m.-­1  p.m.  at  Mary  Hogan  Elementary  School   November-­December   and   March-­April.   Local   produce,   meats,   cheese   and   eggs,   baked   goods,   jams,  prepared  foods  and  more.  EBT  and  debit  cards   welcome.   Info:   www.MiddleburyFarmersMarket.org   or  on  Facebook. Orwell   Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   Market.   Fridays,   June-­October,   3-­6   p.m.,  town  green. 632576 Co-­ed   volleyball   in   Middlebury.   Pick-­up   games   Monday,  7-­9  p.m.,  Middlebury  Municipal  Gym.  Jack   Brown,   388-­2502;   Bruce   at   Middlebury   Recreation   Department,  388-­8103. &/8%6 25*$1,=$7,216 ACT   (Addison   Central   Teens).   Drop-­in   hours   during  

Vermont Maple Open House Saturday, March 22 Bread Loaf View Farm

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Nick Hammond will hook up Paul and Pete to provide horse-drawn wagon rides 10:00 to 2:00 Watch us boil our sap into Pure Vermont Maple Syrup. Sample our Maple Cream and award-winning Granulated Maple Sugar with fresh coffee and donuts all day! Proceeds to benefit HOPE Emergency Food Shelf Program Directions:  From  Middlebury  College  Campus  head  west  on  Route  125,   Ă­PLOHV7XUQOHIWDWWKHĂ&#x20AC;DVKLQJOLJKWRQWR&LGHU0LOO5RDG Proceed  for  1  mile  and  look  for  the  buckets!

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PAGE  12A  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Addison  Independent,  Thursday,  March  20,  2014

Health  Matters

DR.  CSASZAR

Be  aware of  walkers and  bikers this  spring Springtime   means   warmer   weather  and  more  people  out  walk-­ ing,  running,  biking  and  doing  the   things  we  love.  But  with  few  side-­ walks  outside  of  downtown  areas,   and   limited   access   to   shared   use   paths,  this  also  means  more  people   sharing  our  roads,  and  the  potential   for  serious  accidents.   In   the   past   year   in   Addison   County  alone,  there  have  been  nu-­ merous   bicycle-­versus-­motor   ve-­ hicle   and   pedestrian-­versus-­motor   vehicle   accidents,   some   of   them   fatal.   These   tragedies   are   largely   preventable.   As  a  long  distance  runner,  I  can-­ not  count  the  number  of  times  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   almost  been  hit  by  cars  on  our  lo-­ cal  roads.  I  hear  about  it  from  my   patients  too,  and  not  just  from  the   runners  and  bicyclists  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  motorists   are  frustrated  and  scared  that  they   will  hit  someone,  and  not  because   they  are  distracted  drivers.   Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  all  probably  had  a  pedes-­ trian  dart  out  in  a  crosswalk  when   we  didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  expect  it,  and  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  all   probably   seen   a   bicyclist   in   town   blow  through  an  intersection  with-­ RXW UHJDUG WR WKH WUDIÂżF VLJQDOV WUDIÂżFSDWWHUQVRUSHGHVWULDQFURVV-­ walks.   In   the   end,   what   both   the   runners   and   motorists   tell   me   is:   â&#x20AC;&#x153;They   should   be   watching   out   for   me!â&#x20AC;? The  Vermont  Department  of  Mo-­ tor  Vehicles  has  a  nice  quote  buried   in   some   of   their   literature   on   this   topic:  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Safety  is  a  culture  that  be-­ gins  with  personal  responsibility.â&#x20AC;?   I   think   thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   a   nice   way   to   frame   this   issue   for   what   it   is   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   one   of  

personal  responsibility  both  in  how   you   act   on   the   road,   and   how   you   act   toward   others   who   share   the   road.     I   hope   the   following   tips   are   a   useful   reminder   of   how   we   can   share   our   roads   for   the   safety   and   well-­being  of  our  communities. What  can  I  do  as  a  bicyclist? :HDU D SURSHU ÂżWWLQJ KHOPHW Each   year   in   the   U.S.,   there   are   more   than   50,000   accidents   be-­ tween   bicycles   and   cars   and   more   than   600   deaths.   Helmets   would   prevent  more  than  80  percent  of  all   bicycle   injuries,   and   yet   less   than   20  percent  of  all  bike  users  wear  a   helmet  regularly.     Wear   bright   clothes   to   make   yourself   visible.   If   biking   in   dark-­ HU KRXUV ZHDU UHĂ&#x20AC;HFWLYH JHDU DQG lights.  This  is  required  by  Vermont   law. 2EH\ WUDIÂżF UXOHV DQG PDNH your  actions  predictable  for  others   around   you.   Bicyclists   should   al-­ ZD\VULGHZLWKWKHĂ&#x20AC;RZRIWUDIÂżF It  is  legal,  and  sometimes  safest,   for  a  bicyclist  to  â&#x20AC;&#x153;take  the  lane.â&#x20AC;?  If   a   bicyclist   is   continuing   through   an   intersection   where   there   is   also   a  turning  lane,  it  makes  sense  for  a   bicyclist  to  join  cars  in  the  through   lane.  Again,  as  a  cyclist,  make  your   actions   predictable   and   communi-­ cate   with   the   cars   around   you   so   everyone  can  stay  safe.   What  can  I  do  as  a  walker/ runner? Use   sidewalks   and   second-­ ary  roads  when  possible.  Each   year   in   the   U.S.,   more   than   4,000   pedestrians   die   in   car   accidents   and   more   than   70,000  are  injured.   Wear  bright  clothes  to   make   yourself   visible.   If   walking/running   in   darker   hours,   wear   UHĂ&#x20AC;HFWLYH JHDU DQG lights.     Pay   attention!   Runners   have   a   way   of   â&#x20AC;&#x153;zoning   outâ&#x20AC;?   or   â&#x20AC;&#x153;getting   in   a   grooveâ&#x20AC;?   as   some   call   it.   With   this,   plus   having   headphones   in,   or   hav-­ ing   a   conversation   with   a   running   buddy,   plus   some   nice   scenery,   it   is   easy   to   become   unaware   of   whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   around  you  and  get  hurt. Use  crosswalks  responsi-­ bly.   Never   assume   the   car   is   going   to   stop   for   you.   Remember  that  Vermont  law  

gives   pedestrians   the   right   of   way   within   a   crosswalk,   however:   â&#x20AC;&#x153;No   pedestrian   may   suddenly   leave   a   curb   or   other   place   of   safety   and   walk   or   run   into   the   path   of   a   ve-­ hicle   which   is   so   close   that   it   is   impossible   for   a   driver   to   yield.â&#x20AC;?   Again,   as   a   pedestrian,   never   as-­ sume  a  car  is  going  to  stop. What  can  I  do  as  a  driver? Be   aware.   Expect   that   you   are   going   to   be   sharing   the   road   with   RWKHUVDQGUHFRJQL]HVSHFLÂżFVLWX-­ ations  that  you  may  be  driving  into.   A   good   example   is   when   a   bicy-­ clist  â&#x20AC;&#x153;takes  the  lane,â&#x20AC;?  as  discussed   above. Slow  down.  You  have  an  85  per-­ cent  chance  of  killing  a  pedestrian  if   you  strike  them  going  40  miles  per   hour.  You  have  a  5  percent  chance   of  killing  a  pedestrian  if  you  strike   them  going  20  miles  per  hour.   Where  can  I  get  more  informa-­ tion?   The   family   of   Porter   primary   care   clinics   is   here   to   help   you.   <RX FDQ DOVR ÂżQG LQIRUPDWLRQ DW the   Vermont   Department   of   Mo-­ tor   Vehicles   website,   http://bit. ly/1iVeRYU,   or   at   the   Vermont   Pedestrian   and   Bicycle   Coalition   website,  www.vtbikeped.org. Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  note:  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Health  Mattersâ&#x20AC;?   is   a   series   of   community   educa-­ tion  articles  written  by  members  of   the   Porter   Medical   Center   profes-­ sional/clinical   staff   on   health   topics  of  general   interest  to  our   community.  

Annual Meeting

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)     Keynote  speaker,  Dr.  Allan  Ramsay    â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  Green  Mountain  Care  Board  Member

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Health  Care  Reform  in  Vermont:   Implications  for  Primary  Care  and  Community  Hospitals.â&#x20AC;? 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&#x20AC;&#x2122; wishes are followed at the end of their life.   He is past Medical Director of Fletcher Allen Health Careâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 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.  Dr. Ramsay lives in Essex Junction.   According to Dr. Ramsay: â&#x20AC;&#x153;If 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.  Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what we all want.â&#x20AC;? 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&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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.

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and   ice   on   the   road   contributed   to   the  crash,  and  he  also  gave  Sartwell   a  written  warning  for  speeding. Then   at   10:43   a.m.,   Leise   was   called   to   Starksboro   where   he   re-­ ported   that   a   2007   International   4300   truck   was   attempting   to   turn   left   off   Route   116   onto   Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Prison   Hollow   Road   when   a   2013   Subaru  Impreza  driven  by  Nakeeya   A.R.  Deas  of  South  Burlington  ran   into   the   rear   bumper   of   the   truck.   No   one   was   injured   and,   again,   snow   and   ice   were   called   contrib-­ uting   factors   in   the   crash.   Leise   issued   Deas   a   written   warning   for   following  too  closely.   Troopers   then   went   to   a   crash   involving   three   vehicles   on   Route   17   in   New   Haven   at   11:51   a.m.   They   report   that   a   Ford   van   was   stuck   in   the   westbound   lane   after   it   slid   partially   off   Route   17.   A   2003   Chevy   S-­10   driven   by   Bruce   V.   Zeman,   44,   of   New   Haven   was   westbound   and   attempted   to   pull   out   and   go   around   the   van   and   its   driver,   who   was   reportedly   stand-­ ing   in   the   road.   Police   report   that   the   Chevy   S-­10   collided   head   on   in   the   eastbound   lane   with   a   2011   Honda   CR-­V   driven   eastbound   by   Patricia  J.  Bryant,  60,  of  Lincoln.   No   one   was   injured,   but   the   Chevy   and   the   Honda   both   sus-­ tained   moderate   damage.   While   citing   snow   and   ice   as   contribut-­ ing  factors  in  the  crash,  police  also   warned   Zeman   to   keep   his   speed   down. State   police   were   assisted   at   the   scene   by   the   Addison   County   Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Department,   New   Haven   Fire  Department  and  the  Vergennes   Area  Rescue  Squad. Even  after  the  snow  had  stopped   falling,   the   cars   kept   sliding   on   snow-­and-­ice  covered  roads.   On   Friday,   March   14,   at   5:20   a.m.   troopers   went   to   Route   17   in   Addison  in  the  area  of  Jersey  Street   where   Peggy   McCurdy-­Quain,   53,   of  Mineville,  N.Y.,  told  police  that   she  lost  control  of  the  2007  Toyota   Tundra  she  was  driving  on  the  slip-­ pery  road,  causing  her  to  travel  off   the   road.   The   vehicle   sustained  

minor   body   damage   and   the   side   airbag   activated.   The   driver   was   transported  to  Porter  Medical  Cen-­ ter  for  evaluation  of  neck  pain. On   Sunday,   March   16,   at   12:42   a.m.,  troopers  were  dispatched  to  a   one-­car  crash  on  Fern  Lake  Road  in   Leicester.  The  vehicle,  a  2006  Ford   Fusion,  had  spun  out  of  control  on   the   snow-­covered   road   and   hit   a   XWLOLW\ SROH 7KH GULYHU LGHQWLÂżHG as   56-­year-­old   Doreen   Raymond   of  Forest  Dale,  suffered  a  possible   fracture  to  her  right  leg.  Police  said   she  wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  wearing  a  seat  belt. Raymond   was   transported   to   Rutland  Regional  Medical  Center. State   police   asked   that   anyone   with  further  information  pertaining   to   this   case   call   them   at   802-­388-­ 4919. In  other  recent  activity,  state  po-­ lice: Â&#x2021; 2Q0DUFKDWSPVWRSSHG a   vehicle   driven   by   Arlon   Sta-­ ats,   18,   of   Salisbury   for   allegedly   speeding  on  Swamp  Road  in  Corn-­ wall.   The   trooper   cited   Staats   for   possession  of  prescription  pills  for   which   he   did   not   have   a   prescrip-­ tion   and   for   providing   false   infor-­ PDWLRQWRDSROLFHRIÂżFHU Â&#x2021; 2Q 0DUFK  DW  SP UH-­ sponded,   with   Hinesburg   police,   to   a   report   of   a   domestic   disturbance   at   a   residence   in   Starksboro.   Po-­ lice   cited   John   R.   Palin   Sr.,   53,   of   Starksboro   for   domestic   assault   and   lodged   him   at   the   Marble   Val-­ ley   Correctional   Center   for   lack   of   $10,000  bail. Â&#x2021; 2Q0DUFKUHFHLYHGDUHSRUW from   Salisbury   that   a   vehicle   en-­ tered   a   farm   off   Shard   Villa   Road   around   10   p.m.   on   March   13   and   stole  diesel  fuel  from  a  piece  of  farm   equipment.   Surveillance   video   is   being  made  available  to  state  police.   Anyone   with   information   is   asked   to   contact   state   police   at   802-­388-­ 4919.  Information  can  also  be  sub-­ mitted  anonymously  online  at  www. vtips.info  or  by  texting  â&#x20AC;&#x153;CRIMESâ&#x20AC;?   (274637)  to  Keyword:  VTIPS. Â&#x2021; 2Q 0DUFK  DW  SP stopped  a  motor  vehicle  on  Leices-­ ter-­Whiting   Road   in   Leicester.   Po-­ lice   ended   up   citing   a   passenger   in   WKHYHKLFOHLGHQWLÂżHGDV.HLWK%RU-­ deau,  20,  of  Port  Henry,  N.Y.,  with   possession  of  heroin  and  possession   of  pills  for  which  he  did  not  have  a   prescription.

GMO  workshop  to  be  held  March  27 MIDDLEBURY   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Middlebury   Natural   Foods   Co-­op   will   host   a   free   educational   workshop   about   JHQHWLFDOO\ PRGLÂżHG RUJDQLVPV (GMOs)   on   Thursday,   March   27,   from   3:30-­5   p.m.   at   the   store   in   Middlebury. The  workshop,  titled  â&#x20AC;&#x153;What  You   Need   to   Know   About   Labeling   GMOs  in  Vermont,â&#x20AC;?  will  be  led  by   the  Vermont  Right  To  Know  coali-­

tion,   which   is   a   project   of   Rural   Vermont,   the   Northeast   Organic   Farming   Association   of   Vermont   (NOFA   VT),   Cedar   Circle   Farm,   and   the   Vermont   Public   Interest   Group   (VPIRG).   This   workshop   will   help   participants   learn   the   basics   of   GMOs,   discuss   the   in-­ creasing  concerns  about  the  health   and   safety   risks,   and   share   what   is   needed   from   citizens   to   pass   a  

GMO  labeling  bill  in  VT.   To  participate,  call  Emily  at  388-­ 7276,   email   education@middle-­ burycoop.com,  or  sign  up  using  the   Eventbrite   link   on   the   Middlebury   Natural   Foods   Co-­op   Facebook   page.   There   will   be   free   local   ice   cream   from   Strafford   Organic   Creamery,   and   other   GMO-­free   snacks.  


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Petition   (Continued  from  Page  1A) current   municipal   building   and   gym   property   at   94   Main   St.   to   be   con-­ veyed   to   the   college,   a   provision   already   included   in   the   referendum   that   local   voters   OKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d   by   a   915-­ 798   margin   on   Town   Meeting   Day.   Brush   places   the   cost   of   his   plan   at   $3,715,000,   a   sum   he   said   could   be   entirely  covered  for  considerably  less   than  the  $4.5  million  the  college  has   agreed   to   allot   to   the   project   voters   approved  on  March  4.   7KDWSODQVSHFLÂżFDOO\FDOOVIRUWKH college  to  underwrite  $4.5  million  of   the   estimated   $6.5   million   costs   of   erecting   a   new   municipal   building  

at   77   Main   St.   and   a   new   recreation   facility   off   Creek   Road.   In   return,   the   town   is   to   convey   to   the   college   the  94  Main  St.  site  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  which  is  to  be   cleared  and  turned  into  a  public  park   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   along   with   another   town-­owned   parcel  at  6  Cross  St.  That  Cross  Street   parcel  is  to  receive  the  collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Os-­ borne  House,  now  located  at  77  Main   St.,  a  site  that  is  to  be  home  to  the  new   WRZQRIÂżFHEXLOGLQJ But   Brush   didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   like   the   town-­ gown   plan   for   two   primary   reasons.   He  believes  the  77  Main  St.  site  will   not   include   enough   on-­site   parking   and   will   limit   future   expansion   op-­ portunities  for  the  adjacent  Ilsley  Li-­

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brary.  He  does  not  support  the  Creek   addition  onto  105  Court  St.  ($150  per   Road  location  for  the  new  recreation   square   foot)   and   around   $1,365,000   center   because   he   believes   it   is   â&#x20AC;&#x153;too   to  construct  a  7,800-­square-­foot  addi-­ small,   too   inconvenient   for   residents   tion  onto  the  sports  center  ($175  per   DQG LV D WUDIÂżFSDUNLQJ LVVXH GXULQJ square  foot).   lacrosse  and  soccer  games  at  certain   As   a   point   of   comparison   on   con-­ times  of  the  year.â&#x20AC;? struction  costs,  Vergennes  City  Man-­ Rather  than  join  in  the  lively  debate   ager   Mel   Hawley   said   the   city   paid   that  preceded  the  March  4  vote,  Brush   $204  per  square  foot  for  construction   kept  fairly  quiet  on  the  issue  and  stud-­ of   its   new   4,611-­square-­foot   police   ied  other  options. station,   which   opened   last   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why  would  we  ask  tax-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why would PRQWK7KDWÂżJXUHH[FOXGHV payers  to  spend  $2  million   we ask the  cost  of  land  acquisition   to   do   the   wrong   thing?â&#x20AC;?   taxpayers and  site  work,  Hawley  said. Brush   said   of   the   local   to spend $2 Also  included  in  Brushâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   share   of   the   project   that   estimate   is   a   total   of   Middlebury   residents   are   million to do $40,000   for   relocation   of   the wrong being  asked  to  bear. the   playground   and   tennis   thing?â&#x20AC;? BRUSHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S  PLAN courts;Íž   $300,000   to   com-­ Brushâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  research  led  him   â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Skip Brush SOHWH WKH VHFRQG Ă&#x20AC;RRU RI to   the   property   for   sale   at   the  sports  center  to  provide   105   and   111   Court   St.,   the   former   bathrooms,  concession  stand  and  oth-­ home   of   Lightning   Photo.   He   be-­ er  amenities  that  could  be  shared  with   lieves  105  Court  St.  could  be  expand-­ the   newly   attached   gym;Íž   $35,000   HGWRDFFRPPRGDWHWRZQRIÂżFHVDQG to   pave   and   light   the   walkway   from   meeting  rooms,  while  the  lower  level   WKH ZHVWHUO\ SDUNLQJ ORW WR WKH J\P of   111   Court   St.   could   be   used   as   a   sports  center;Íž  a  $500,000  contingency   VHQLRUFHQWHU7KHVHFRQGĂ&#x20AC;RRURIWKDW fund;Íž  and  $450,000  to  make  parking   building  could  be  rented  out  or  used   DQG WUDIÂżF FLUFXODWLRQ XSJUDGHV WR for  storage,  Brush  said. the   nearby   Mary   Hogan   Elementary   Meanwhile,   Brush   would   like   to   School   parking   lot.   School   directors   see   a   new   gym   built   as   an   addition   have  expressed  concern  about  the  im-­ to   the   Memorial   Sports   Center.  This   pact  a  new  sports  building  could  have   space  could  be  freed  by  relocating  (to   RQVWXGHQWVDIHW\WUDIÂżFDQGSDUNLQJ the  west)  the  playground  and  two  ten-­ at  Mary  Hogan. nis  courts.  He  acknowledged  the  use   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   sure   we   could   work   some-­ of  this  space  would  have  to  be  OKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d   thing  out  with  the  school  board  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   HOWARD  â&#x20AC;&#x153;SKIPâ&#x20AC;?  BRUSH  of  Middlebury  is  circulating  a  petition  that   by  the  ID-­4  school  board,  which  over-­ acceptable   to   them,â&#x20AC;?   said   Brush,   a   he   hopes   will   force   a   reconsideration   of   a   Town   Meeting   Day   vote   in   sees  the  townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  recreation  parkland. member  of  the  Memorial  Sports  Cen-­ IDYRURIDPLOOLRQSURMHFWWREXLOGQHZWRZQRIÂżFHVDQGDUHFUHDWLRQ center.   Brush   wants   the   town   to   instead   consider   his   own   proposed   Acquisition   costs   for   105   and   111   ter  board  and  former  ID-­4  director. project. Court  St.  add  up  to  $450,000,  accord-­ The  total  estimated  price  tag  of  just   Independent  photo/Trent  Campbell ing   to   Brush,   who   said   he   checked   over  $3.7  million  could  be  more  than   ing  Day.  But  he  ultimately  decided  to   with   the   sellerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   real   estate   agent,   covered   with   the   same   $4.5   million   Brush  said. Brush   had   not   expected   to   unveil   release  his  proposal  in  late  February,   Redstone.  He  estimated  it  would  cost   the  college  has  pledged  to  the  project   $525,000  to  build  a  3,500-­square-­foot   that  was  OKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  by  voters  on  March  4,   his   proposal   until   after   Town   Meet-­ after   he   had   seen   the   townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   infor-­ PDWLRQDO Ă&#x20AC;LHU DERXW WKH  PLOOLRQ project.   He   made   700   copies   of   his   proposal,  passing  out  670  of  them  by   March  4. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  was  last-­minute,  and  I  apologize   for  that,â&#x20AC;?  he  said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  thought  (the  $6.5  million  project)   would  fail,â&#x20AC;?  he  said. HURDLES  TO  PLAN Brush   reported   receiving   positive   feedback   as   he   presented   his   plan   door  to  door.  He  acknowledged,  how-­ ever,   that   the   proposal   faces   at   least   two   major   hurdles   right   out   of   the   chute. First,  locating  the  municipal  build-­ ing  at  105  Court  St.  would  run  coun-­ ter  to  language  in  Middleburyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  town   plan   stipulating   that   the   municipal   building   and   gym   remain   at   their   current   downtown   location.   The   ap-­ proved   project   has   already   drawn   some  criticism  on  that  score  because   LW GRHV QRW FDOO IRU WKH WRZQ RIÂżFHV and  gym  to  be  renovated  or  rebuilt  at   94  Main  St. But   Brush   believes   the   center   of   the   downtown   has   â&#x20AC;&#x153;shiftedâ&#x20AC;?   closer   to  Court  Street.  And  he  does  not  be-­ lieve   in   some   residentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   contention   that   keeping   the   municipal   building   GRZQWRZQZLOOEHQHÂżWORFDOVWRUHV â&#x20AC;&#x153;That  building  is  a  destination  and   not  an  attraction  to  draw  people  to  the   downtown,â&#x20AC;?  said  Brush,  a  member  of   the  Middlebury  Development  Review   Board.  He  believes  the  105  Court  St.   spot   would   be   more   convenient   for   East  Middlebury  residents. Along   with   the   downtown   issue,   the  Brush  proposal  does  not  stand  to   EHQHÂżWIURPFROOHJHIXQGLQJ â&#x20AC;&#x153;At  this  point,  the  college  is  com-­ mitted   to   the   proposal   that   the   se-­ lectboard  has  brought  to  us,  and  that   is  the  only  thing  I  received  board  (of   trustees)  approval  for  and  is  the  only   thing   we   are   offering   at   this   point,â&#x20AC;?   Liebowitz   said   during   a   telephone   interview   this   week.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;There   should   EHQRÂżQDQFLDOH[SHFWDWLRQVIURPWKH college  on  any  different  plan.â&#x20AC;? Brush,   former   (retired)   director   of   purchasing   for   Middlebury   College,   said   he   has   spoken   with   Liebowitz   about   his   proposal.   He   holds   on   to   hope   that   the   college   might   recon-­ sider. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My   belief   is   that   at   some   point,   that   college   money   will   be   there   for   a  different  plan,â&#x20AC;?  Brush  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   based   on   my   belief   that   the   college   wants  that  (94  Main  St.)  property.â&#x20AC;? Middlebury   selectboard   Chairman   Dean   George   was   disappointed   to   hear   of   Brushâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   petition.   Brush   has   until   April   3   to   collect   at   least   250   signatures   to   force   a   special   vote   on   reconsideration.  That  vote  would  only   involve   reconsideration   of   the   previ-­ ously  approved  $6.5  million  plan,  and   would  not  be  a  referendum  on  Brushâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   proposal. Âł7KHLGHDRIGHYHORSLQJWRZQRIÂżF-­ es  outside  of  the  downtown  is  some-­ thing   thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   not   supported   by   most   people,â&#x20AC;?  George  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  hope  he  has  a   clear  understanding  that  the  college  is   QRWJRLQJWRSDUWLFLSDWHÂżQDQFLDOO\LQ this.  I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  know  where  the  money,   or  the  support,  is  going  to  come  from   to  do  this.â&#x20AC;? If   Brush   follows   through   and   gets   the   signatures   he   needs   for   his   peti-­ tion,  it  will  be  up  to  the  selectboard  to   set  a  vote  for  later  this  spring. Reporter  John  Flowers  is  at  johnf@ addisonindependent.com.


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2QFHJUDQGKRWHOLVULJKWVHWWLQJIRUĂ&#x20AC;OP   The   Grand   Budapest   Hotel;Íž   Run-­ from  his  exacting  mentor.  Jude  Law   plays  the  young  writer  who  listens  as   ning  time:  1:39;Íž  Rating:  R In   most   Wes   Anderson   movies,   the  adult  Zero  (F.  Murray  Abraham)   eccentricity  is  the  charm.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  safe   tells  his  story  over  dinner  in  the  once   grand   dining   room   of   the   bet  that  whether  or  not  you   now   forlorn   Grand   Buda-­ like  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  Grand  Budapest   pest  Hotel.   Hotel,â&#x20AC;?  you  will  be  curious   The   best   of   the   movie   about  the  mind  that  created   unfolds  in  the  hotelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  glory   it.  Andersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   mind   never   days   of   the   pre-­war   â&#x20AC;&#x2122;30s   rests.   The   dozen   movies   when   Gustave   ran   a   per-­ he   has   made   bring   a   wide   fect   refuge   for   aristocrats   range  of  reaction  from  en-­ who   loved   the   perfection   thusiasm  to  disdain.   he  had  created.  When  Gus-­ Count  me  in  the  middle.   tave   learns   that   Zero,   the   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Moonrise   Kingdomâ&#x20AC;?   and   new  young  lobby  boy,  has   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rushmoreâ&#x20AC;?  are  the  inven-­ neither   home   nor   family,   tive  products  of  an  irresist-­ he  decides  in  an  instant  to   ibly   goofy   imagination.   By Joan Ellis train   the   boy   to   the   trade.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Moonriseâ&#x20AC;?   was   his   own   7KHLU IULHQGVKLS UHĂ&#x20AC;HFWV PHPRU\ RI ÂżUVW ORYH EH-­ tween   two   outsiders   who   decide   to   another   of   Wes   Andersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   ever-­ escape  their  dull  peers.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rushmoreâ&#x20AC;?   present   themes:   father/son   relation-­ features  a  young  boy  with  an  obses-­ VKLSV URRWHG ÂżUPO\ LQ WUXVW 7KHLU sion  for  writing  plays  and  no  inclina-­ adventures  begin  with  the  reading  of   the  will  of  hotel  regular  Madame  D.   tion  to  play  within  school  rules.   And   now,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Grand   Budapest   (the  appropriately  grand  Tilda  Swin-­ Hotelâ&#x20AC;?  gives  us  the  story  of  a  legend-­ ton).       As   Gustave   and   Zero   are   caught   ary  concierge  in  a  storied  European   hotel.   M.   Gustave   (Ralph   Fiennes,   in  the  approach  of  World  War  II,  we   fully  in  the  spirit  of  things)  is  the  out-­ meet  the  directorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  favorite  regulars   sider  this  time;Íž  Zero  (Tony  Revolori)   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Adrien   Brody,   Willem   Dafoe,   is  the  lobby  boy  who  learns  the  trade   Jeff   Goldblum,   Harvey   Keitel,   Bill  

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Murray,   Edward   Norton,   Saoirse   Ronan,  Jason  Schwartzman  and  Tom   Wilkinson.   MONTPELIER   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Middlebury   This   anecdotal   rendering   of   the   Union   High   School   senior   Olivia   capture   and   escape   of   our   two   Cacciatore  will  compete  with  peers   friends   sags   in   a   confusion   of   char-­ from   other   Vermont   high   schools   acters.  Each  one  of  many  anecdotes   for   a   state   title   this  Thursday   eve-­ LVDVPDOOVFHQHIURPVRPHÂżJPHQW ning,  but  it  wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  be  in  a  gym  or  on   of  Andersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   imagination   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   elud-­ a  ski  trail.  She  will  be  among  the  10   ing   thugs   in   a   visually   complex   but   ÂżQDOLVWVIURPWKH3RHWU\2XW/RXG arresting  race  through  passing  cable   VHPLÂżQDOV ODVW ZHHN ZKR ZLOO cars,   among   others.   The   problem   meet  at  the  Vermont  Public  Televi-­ here  is  that  the  efforts  seem  labored.     sion  studio  in  Colchester. From   the   reading   of   the   will   to   These   talented   high   school   dinner   years   later   in   the   Grand   Bu-­ students   have   been   working   for   dapest,  those  random  scenes  deliver   months   to   perfect   their   recitation   their   humor   through   the   intensely   skills,   and   Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   event   will   solemn   attention   to   detail   and   duty   determine  who  will  go  to  Washing-­ that   every   character   bestows   on   the   ton,  D.C.,  to  compete  in  the  nation-­ gravest  of  situations.  Watch  the  adult   al  competition. Zero  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  now  in  full  possession  of  his   7KH ÂżQDOV ZLOO EH OLYHVWUHDPHG masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   spirit   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   at   dinner,   pleased   beginning   at   7   p.m.   A   special   that  he  has  ordered  the  exact  number   EURDGFDVWRIWKHÂżQDOVZLOOEHDLUHG of  courses  that  will  last  through  the   at  a  later  date. story  he  is  about  to  tell. 7R PDNH WKH ÂżQDOV &DFFLDWRUH Feeling   ambivalent   about   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Grand  Budapest  Hotel,â&#x20AC;?  I  reassure  my-­ self  by  remembering  that  Wes  Ander-­ son   was   once   a   disciplinary   problem   whose  teacher  told  him  that  for  every   VERGENNES  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  The  Ferrisburgh   two   weeks   he   behaved   himself,   he   Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Theater  will  present  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jolly   could  put  on  a  play.  Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  who  he  is.   Roger  and  the  Pirate  Queenâ&#x20AC;?  on  Sat-­ urday,  March  29,  at  7  p.m.  at  the  Ver-­ gennes  Opera  House The   Ferrisburgh   Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   The-­ work   can   be   seen   on   her   website,   ater,  now  in  its  14th  year,  is  a  20-­week   after-­school  program  for  Ferrisburgh   marilyngillis.com. As   always,   the   meeting   will   in-­ VWXGHQWVLQJUDGHVÂżYHDQGVL[DQGLV clude   show-­and-­tell,   and   people   DUH HQFRXUDJHG WR EULQJ LQ ÂżQLVKHG quilts  and  works  in  progress. The  Milk  &  Honey  Quilters  Guild   began  about  20  years  ago  as  an  in-­ formal  and  supportive  guild  for  any-­ one   interested   in   quilting.  With   the   adoption  of  by  laws  and  election  of   RIÂżFHUV ODVW \HDU WKH VWUXFWXUH KDV become   more   formal.   Meetings   are   held   are   on   the   fourth   Tuesday   of   the  month  from  September  through   June.   For   more   information,   visit   milkandhoneyquilters.com.

&ODVVWRKHOSÂżUPVPDQDJHHPSOR\HHV MIDDLEBURY   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Addison   County   Economic   Development   Corp.   and   the   Vermont   Small   Busi-­ ness   Development   Center   will   hold   a   workshop   for   employers   on   Wednesday,  April  2,  from  1-­4  p.m.  at   WKH$&('& RIÂżFH DW  5RXWH  South  in  Middlebury.  The  workshop   is   titled   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Human   Resources   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   The   Power  of  a  Positive  Workplace.â&#x20AC;? Employees   are   expensive   to   re-­ place.  The  cost  can  range  anywhere   from  29  to  46  percent  of  annual  sala-­ ry  with  the  cost  to  replace  a  manager   being  even  more. The   good   news:   Employees   and   managers   who   feel   appreciated   and   fairly   treated   stay   with   a   company   longer,  perform  consistently  at  higher   levels,  take  more  initiative,  bring  better   ideas  to  the  table,  and  take  better  care   of  customers  and  other  employees. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Power   of   a   Positive   Work-­ placeâ&#x20AC;?   is   that   it   enhances   all   rela-­

tionships,   increases   retention   of   important   people   (employees)   and   improves  service. The   cost   of   the   workshop   is   $49.   For  more  information,  call  388-­7953   or  register  at  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  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 ӞOOHG DV VRRQ DV SRVVLEOH  ZLOO &RI  PM  lLM AND PARTY s 3AT  /LPLWHGEHQHӞWV6HQGFRYHUOHWWHU and resume to: Douglas Anderson, Executive Director Town Hall Theater PO Box 128 Middlebury VT 05753 or email materials to danderson@townhalltheater.org 802-388-1436

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tArtsCouncil.org. The  competition,  which  will  start   at  7  p.m.,  will  be  live  tweeted  by  @ VTArtsCouncil   using   the   hashtag   #POLVT. The   Poetry   Out   Loud   program   was   created   by   the   National   En-­ dowment  for  the  Arts  and  the  Po-­ etry   Foundation,   and   is   adminis-­ tered  by  the  Vermont  Arts  Council.   Now  in  its  ninth  year  in  Vermont,   Poetry  Out  Loud  has  inspired  hun-­ dreds  of  thousands  of  high  school   students   to   discover   classic   and   contemporary   poetry.   The   Poetry   Out   Loud   program   builds   on   the   rising  interest  in  poetry  as  an  oral   art   form,   as   seen   in   the   slam   po-­ etry  movement  and  the  popularity   of  rap  music.  Students  learn  about   great  poetry  while  mastering  pub-­ lic   speaking   skills   and   building   VHOIFRQ¿GHQFH

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VD\V Âľ2K ,ÂśP VRUU\ none   of   which   have   amounted   to   said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;But  I  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  go  on   â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mike Christian spring   has   sprung   and   enough  to  warrant  a  boil,  but  the  she   vacation   because   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   summer   is   next   week.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;   H[SHFWVWRKDYHWKHÂżUVWERLOLQDIHZ JRWWRVWD\KRPHDQGVXJDU´ GD\V7KDWZLOOSXWLWLQWLPHIRUWKH ,WMXVWGRHVQÂśWZRUNWKDWZD\´ Hastings  keeps  detailed  records  of   %HWV\'XQKDPRI'XQKDP)DPL-­ VWDWHZLGH0DSOH2SHQ+RXVH:HHN-­ past  seasons,  including  weather  pat-­ O\0DSOHLQ6WDUNVERUR HQG WKLV 6DWXUGD\ DQG terns  and  the  locations  of  taps  span-­ LQVLVWV \RX KDYH WR EH 6XQGD\ ZKHQ PDSOH ning   as   far   back   as   1988.  While   he   DQRSWLPLVWLI\RXZDQW â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all sugar  producers  all  over   VD\V \HDUO\ WRWDOV RQ VDS FROOHFWHG WR VWDUW VXJDULQJ 1RZ systems go. Vermont   open   up   their   DQG V\UXS SURGXFHG PDNH IRU JRRG that  the  taps  are  in  place   Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just shops   for   demonstra-­ FRQYHUVDWLRQ WKH\ GRQÂśW KHOS KLP and   the   lines   cleaned   waiting on the WLRQV DQG VDPSOHV 6HH with  the  current  season. VWRU\RQ3DJH$  and   repaired,   Dunham   Âł,ÂśYHJLYHQXSRQWKHFU\VWDOEDOO VDLGWKHRQO\WKLQJWKH\ weather.â&#x20AC;? 6XJDULQJ LV DQ LP-­ â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Betsy Dunham SUHFLVH VFLHQFH 6RPH method,â&#x20AC;?  he  said. can  do  now  is  wait  and   ,QDVHDVRQKHXVXDOO\ORJV work  with  whatever  re-­ \HDUV DUH EDQQHU \HDUV QRQFRQVHFXWLYH GD\V LQ WKH ZRRGV VXOWVWKH\JHW ZKLOHRWKHUVÂż]]OH WKHPDMRULW\RIWKRVHGD\VDUHVSHQW Dunham   and   her   husband,   Jeff,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once  the  sap  starts  running,  it  is   in  the  shack  with  the  evaporator  run-­ ZKDWLWLV´VKHVDLGÂł,WFDQEHDQ\-­ KDYHEHHQSURGXFLQJV\UXSIRURYHU QLQJ7KLV VHDVRQ KHÂśV ORJJHG RQO\ ZKHUH IURP D ÂżYHKRXUGD\ RI MXVW  \HDUV DQG WKLV \HDU KRSH WR UH-­ WKUHHGD\VVRIDUEXWKHVD\VKHÂśVQRW watching   vacuum   pumps,   sap   level   coup   the   costs   of   a   new   evaporator   worried.     and  boiling  or  it  could  be  a  24-­hour-­ installed   this   season,   replacing   the   RQH WKH\ KDG EHHQ XVLQJ VLQFH WKH\ started.   Âł:HÂśUH DOO V\VWHPV JR´ VKH VDLG â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  just  waiting  on  the  weather.â&#x20AC;? 0LNH &KULVWLDQ DQRWKHU GLUHFWRU RI WKH$GGLVRQ &RXQW\ 0DSOH 6XJ-­ DUPDNHUV $VVRFLDWLRQ OHDUQHG VXJ-­ aring   when   he   was   11   and   grew   up   DPLOHIURPZKHUHKHFXUUHQWO\OLYHV LQ2UZHOODQGSURGXFHVV\UXSLQWKH Saturday, March 29, 2014 (rain or shine) VSULQJ +H VD\V LQ WKH SDVW SHRSOH 8am - 12 noon KDYH EHHQ WDSSLQJ WUHHV DV HDUO\ DV 7RZQ0HHWLQJ'D\ VRPHWLPHVHDU-­ OLHU RWKHUVHDVRQVGLGQÂśWVWDUWXQWLO 0DUFK Invites you to Taste Spring in Vermont! â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   once   had   an   old   timer   tell   me   WKDW\RXZRQÂśWJHWDQ\VDSXQWLODI-­ Regular Plate â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $7 WHUWKHIXOOPRRQ´KHVDLGÂł$QGZH Small Plate â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $4 SDVVHG WKDW WKLV 6DWXUGD\ +RZ LWÂśOO shake  out,  I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  know.â&#x20AC;?   Proudly supported by these local donors: Christian   said   he   expects   this   Pancakes & Donut puffs - Middlebury Bagel & Deli could  be  a  short  but  intense  season. +H UXQV  WDSV DQG EX\V LQ White & chocolate milk - the cows of Monument Farms DQRWKHU  IURP QHDUE\ VXJDU-­ Sausage - Duclos and Thompson Farms PDNHUV+HVWLOOKDVQÂśWFROOHFWHGDQ\ VDS WKLV \HDU EXW KRSHV WR KDYH KLV evaporator   up   and   running   for   the   weekend  open  house.   Directions: Even   so,   he   said,   there   still   isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   DQ\GRZQWLPH  From  Middlebury  College  Campus  head  west  on  Route  125,  1½  miles.   Âł7KHUHÂśV DOZD\V ZRUN WR EH GRQH 7XUQOHIWDWWKHĂ&#x20AC;DVKLQJOLJKWRQWR&LGHU0LOO5RDG in   the  woods,â&#x20AC;?  he  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;There  are  re-­ Proceed  for  1  mile  and  look  for  the  buckets! pairs  in  the  lines  to  make  and  taps  to   check.  Once  the  weather  warms  up,   \RXÂśUH LQ WKH ZRRGV DOO GD\ DQG LQ the  shack  all  night.â&#x20AC;?    

(Continued  from  Page  1A) culture,â&#x20AC;?   Jump   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;That,   I   think,   would   continue   because   I   think   WHDFKHUV DQG SDUHQWV VHH WKH EHQHÂżW of  it.â&#x20AC;? Jump  graduated  from  Elmira  Col-­ lege  in  1974  and  earned  advanced  de-­ JUHHV IURP )DLUÂżHOG 8QLYHUVLW\ DQG WKH 8QLYHUVLW\ RI 6RXWKHUQ 0DLQH 6KHEHJDQKHUHGXFDWLRQDOFDUHHUDV a   high   school   teacher,   and   taught   at   )U\HEXUJ$FDGHP\DSULYDWHLQVWLWX-­ WLRQLQ0DLQH6KHZDVDSULQFLSDOIRU RQH\HDUDWDVFKRROLQ0DLQHEHIRUH coming  to  Vermont.  Jump  said  in  her   decades  as  an  educator,  she  has  seen   schools  along  the  entire  performance   spectrum. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  been  in  different  schools  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   some   have   been   high-­performing,   ROY    GETCHELL VRPHRQYHU\LQWHQVLYHLPSURYHPHQW plans,â&#x20AC;?  Jump  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  had  a  diverse   experience  in  school  improvement.â&#x20AC;? seasons  change. Jump  said  that  her  approach  to  the   Âł,KDYHQÂśWKDGZLQWHULQÂżYH\HDUV job   would   will   be   the   same   should   so   the   temperature   change   is   nice,â&#x20AC;?   VKHEHLQVWDOOHGSHUPDQHQWO\ Getchell  said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   the   principal   whether   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Getchell   has   worked   in   educa-­ IRU RQH \HDU RU WKUHH \HDUV´ -XPS WLRQ IRU QHDUO\ D TXDUWHU FHQWXU\ DV VDLG Âł0\ VW\OH RI OHDGHUVKLS ZRQÂśW a  teacher,  guidance  counselor,  assis-­ change   because   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   the   tant   principal,   principal   permanent   principal,   be-­ and   now   campus   direc-­ The district cause  the  work  still  needs   tor.   He   taught   in   Colo-­ began the to  be  done.â&#x20AC;? rado  before  moving  with   Jump  said  she  hopes  the   search in KLVIDPLO\WRWKH$UDELDQ school  board  will  give  her   February, Peninsula  in  2009. WKH RSSRUWXQLW\ WR FRQWLQ-­ and vetted Getchell  holds  degrees   ue  what  she  started  in  her   14 candiIURP 0LVVRXUL 6RXWKHUQ ÂżUVW\HDUDVSULQFLSDO 0LVVRXUL 6WDWH DQG WKH â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   have   seen   test   and   dates. The 8QLYHUVLW\RI'HQYHU+H assessment  scores  go  up,â&#x20AC;?   board intervisited   Vermont   on   his   Jump  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  school  is   YLHZHGĂ&#x20AC;YH KRQH\PRRQLQWKHV RQWKHFXVSRIUHDOO\JUHDW candidates DQG LPPHGLDWHO\ GHYHO-­ things,  and  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  said  that  to   and selected oped   a   fondness   for   the   the  staff.â&#x20AC;? WZRĂ&#x20AC;QDOLVWV state. 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XVHGDVNLLQJDQDORJ\WRLOOXVWUDWHKHU $IWHU ÂżYH \HDUV DEURDG *HWFKHOO point. said  it  was  time  to  relocate  to  his  na-­ Âł, HTXDWH LW WR ZKHQ \RX JR IURP WLYHFRXQWU\+HGHVFULEHGWKHFXOWXUDO the   pizza   wedge   to   parallel   skiing,â&#x20AC;?   GLIIHUHQFHVEHWZHHQWKH8QLWHG6WDWHV -XPSVDLGÂł7KHVFKRROLVGHÂżQLWHO\ DQG$UDELDDVVLJQLÂżFDQWDQGVDLGKH at  that  place.â&#x20AC;? wanted  to  get  his  daughters,  ages  9  and   Despite   having   to   go   through   the   ÂłEDFNWREHLQJ$PHULFDQVDJDLQ´ same  arduous  process  she  had  to  en-­ Getchellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   wife   moved   to   Colorado   GXUH MXVW D \HDU DJR -XPS VDLG VKH ZLWKWKHLUGDXJKWHUVODVW\HDU did  not  fret.   Getchell   said   he   came   across   the   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  process,  and  I  tell  people  we   Bristol   job   opening   on   the   web-­ have  to  let  the  process  work,â&#x20AC;?  Jump   site   schoolspring.com,   and   re-­ said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;You  have  to  have  faith  in  the   searched  the  school  and  town. people  running  it.â&#x20AC;? Âł, WKRXJKW WKLV ZRXOG EH D ÂżW IRU ROY  GETCHELL what   I   was   looking   for,â&#x20AC;?   Getchell   :KLOH -XPS OLYHV LQ %ULVWRO 5R\ said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   also   thinking   as   a   parent   Getchell   traveled   from   some   7,000   ZKHUH,ZDQWWRUDLVHP\NLGV7KLV PLOHVWRDSSO\IRUWKHMRE WKHHTXLY-­ ÂżWVWKHELOO´ DOHQW RI GULYLQJ IURP 0DLQH WR /RV 7KH $GGLVRQ 1RUWKHDVW 6XSHUYL-­ $QJHOHVDQGEDFN  VRU\8QLRQGLGQRWSD\IRUDQ\RIWKH *HWFKHOOFXUUHQWO\ZRUNVDVWKH travel  or  lodging  expenses  for  Getch-­ campus   director   for   a   government-­ HOORUDQ\RIWKHSULQFLSDOFDQGLGDWHV UXQ . VFKRRO LQ$EX 'KDEL WKH $IWHU KLV WRXU WKURXJK WKH VFKRRO capital   and   second-­most   populous   0RQGD\*HWFKHOOVDLGKHOLNHGZKDW FLW\LQWKH8QLWHG$UDE(PLUDWHV he  saw. 7KH VRIWVSRNHQ 0LVVRXULDQ â&#x20AC;&#x153;What   I   like   about   Vermont   is   who  retains  much  of  what  he  called   WKDW \RXÂśUH ZRUNLQJ YHU\ KDUG DQG his   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ozark   twang,â&#x20AC;?   said   he   was   hanging   onto   the   art   of   teaching,â&#x20AC;?   glad  to  be  back  in  a  place  where  the   Getchell  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  see  teachers  

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SANDY    JUMP up   front   lecturing;Íž   I   saw   authentic   learning.â&#x20AC;? Getchell   described   his   strengths   DV EHLQJ SHUVRQDEOH DQG HIIHFWLYHO\ communicating   with   teachers   and   parents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If   thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   a   choice   between   hav-­ ing  face-­to-­face  contact  with  a  parent   or  teacher  or  student  or  writing  a  re-­ port,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  going  to  choose  the  face-­to-­ face  time,â&#x20AC;?  Getchell  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;One  hun-­ dred  percent  of  the  time,  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  going   to  have  a  stronger  impact  on  the  life   of  a  child.â&#x20AC;? ,I KHÂśV JLYHQ WKH RSSRUWXQLW\ WR lead   the   school,   Getchell   said   he   ZDQWVWRVHWXSDQDGYLVRU\FRPPLW-­ tee  of  teachers  and  parents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   what   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   done   before,   in   WKH 8$( DQG &RORUDGR´ *HWFKHOO said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;When   it   comes   to   tough   de-­ cisions,   that   group   would   be   instru-­ mental   in   helping   decide,   because   \RXÂśYHJRWDOOWKHJURXSVUHSUHVHQWHG there.â&#x20AC;? DECISION  LOOMS 7KH %ULVWRO (OHPHQWDU\ 6FKRRO board   will   recommend   a   candidate   WR 6XSHULQWHQGHQW 'DYLG $GDPV DW WKHLU PHHWLQJ 0RQGD\ ERDUG PHP-­ EHU.HOO\/DOLEHUWHVDLG The   district   began   the   search   in   )HEUXDU\ DQG YHWWHG  FDQGLGDWHV 7KH ERDUG LQWHUYLHZHG ÂżYH FDQ-­ GLGDWHV DQG VHOHFWHG WZR ÂżQDOLVWV Jump  and  Getchell. /DOLEHUWH VDLG WKH ERDUG DOZD\V intended   to   conduct   an   open   search   for  a  permanent  principal,  and  that  it   was  not  a  referendum  on  Jumpâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  per-­ formance. /DVW PRQWK WZRWKLUGV RI WKH schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   staff   wrote   a   letter   to   the   Independent,   expressing   support   for   Jump. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rather   than   go   through   another   transition  with  a  new,  unknown  lead-­ er  at  the  helm,  we  would  love  to  go   IRUZDUGZLWK6DQG\´WKHOHWWHUVWDW-­ HGZKLFKZDVVLJQHGE\VWDIIHUV 7HDFKHU$QGUHD0XUQDQHVDLGVKH and   her   colleagues   have   been   im-­ pressed  with  Jumpâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  work  since  tak-­ ing  over. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  all  are  feeling  great  about  her   leadership  and  the  direction  that  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   JRLQJ´0XUQDQHVDLG


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Ayer   cited   the   income   Catamount  Health  and  the  Vermont   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   consequences   tax   and   a   payroll   tax.   If   Health  Access  Program. are   a   number   of   people   that   indeed   proves   to   be   Approximately  52,400  Vermont-­ bringing   it   up   at   every   the  case,  lawmakers  will   ers  had  successfully  picked  a  health   single   opportunity,â&#x20AC;?   QHHG WR ÂżJXUH RXW KRZ insurance  plan  through  VHC  as  of   Ayer  said. Medicare   clients   would   Wednesday,   according   to   Emily   Many   lawmakers,   ac-­ ÂżW LQWR VXFK D UHYHQXH <DKUSXEOLFLQIRUPDWLRQRIÂżFHUIRU cording   to   Ayer,   have   scheme.   Most   Medicare   Vermont   Health   Connect.   Around   conceded   that   the   dead-­ patients   are   retired,   on   37,400  have  gone  through  the  reg-­ line   prescribed   by   Act   Âż[HGLQFRPHVDQGDUHQÂśW LVWUDWLRQ SURFHVV DQG DUH RIÂżFLDOO\ 48  was  not  realistic,  giv-­ drawing   a   salary   from   enrolled,   she   added.  Yahr   said   she   en   the   magnitude   of   the   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think which  to  exact  a  payroll   was  unable  to  provide  a  total  num-­ information  that  must  be   weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting tax. ber  of  eligible  Vermonters  that  are   processed. And  Vermont,  the  sec-­ there. To say ond-­grayest   expected  to  register  through  VHC. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(Shumlin)   could   state   in   the   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   a   moving   number,â&#x20AC;?   she   KDYH JLYHQ XV D ÂżQDQF-­ itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a nation,  is  home  to  many   said. ing   plan,   but   it   could   bumpy road retirees. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   are   really   pleased   with   the   have   been   meaningless   has been an Âł:HKDYHWRÂżJXUHRXW progress.â&#x20AC;? in  two  years,â&#x20AC;?  Ayer  said.   understatehow   to   do   something   Ayer   and   Fisher   are   also   gener-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   gotten   a   political   (for   retirees)   thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   fair   ment.â&#x20AC;? ally  pleased  with  the  totals  thus  far. black  eye  for  that.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sen. and  sensible,â&#x20AC;?  Ayer  said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   are   told   we   have   the   high-­ â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   January   2013   Claire Ayer â&#x20AC;&#x153;To  me,  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  the  tough-­ est   enrollment,   per   capita,   in   the   deadline   for   Green   est  piece.â&#x20AC;? country,â&#x20AC;?   Ayer   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   are   told   Mountain   Care   was   the   Fisher   said   Vermont-­ we   are   one   of   the   shining   stars   in   wrong  date,  I  acknowledge,â&#x20AC;?  Fish-­ HUV VKRXOG UHDOL]H WKDW D ÂżQDQFLQJ the  exchange.â&#x20AC;? er  added. plan  for  a  single-­payer  system  will   More   than   half   of   those   who   Ayer   noted   Shumlin   said   last   replace   what   they   are   currently   have  registered  through  VHC  have   week  that  he  is  now  targeting  Jan.   paying  for  private  health  insurance   TXDOLÂżHGIRUÂżQDQFLDODVVLVWDQFHWR 1,   2015,   as   the   date   by   which   he   premiums,   which   continue   to   rise   help  pay  for  their  health  insurance,   plans   to   submit   his   administra-­ PXFK IDVWHU WKDQ WKH DQQXDO LQĂ&#x20AC;D-­ according   to   Fisher.   The   average   tionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  report  on  single-­payer. tion  rate. subsidy  has   been  $380  per   month,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;He   said   the   administration   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   really   important   to   realize   he  said. learned  a  little  bit  from  the  roll-­out   that   these   cost   estimates   relate   to   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  level  of  support  that  a  vast   of   the   health   care   exchange,   and   what  Vermonters  are  paying  on  the   majority  of  Vermonters  didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  have   that  is  not  to  go  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;liveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  until  they  are   open  market,â&#x20AC;?  he  said.

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PAGE  18A  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Addison  Independent,  Thursday,  March  20,  2014

Leahy   (Continued  from  Page  1A) who   packed   the   conference   room   at   the   Howe   Center   Monday   afternoon   for   the   hearing.   The   issue   has   been   front  and  center  not  only  in  Vermont   but   nationwide   since   January   after   Gov.  Peter  Shumlin  devoted  his  entire   State  of  the  State  speech  to  Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   ever-­deepening   heroin   and   opiate   abuse  crisis.   The  media  attention  was  punctuated   by  a  front-­page  story  in  The  New  York   Times  last  week  on  drug  problems  in   Bennington   and   in   Rutland.   Some   ORFDO RIÂżFLDOV KDYH WDNHQ LVVXH ZLWK the   Times   coverage,   which   they   say   painted  Bennington  as  a  town  ruined   by  drugs  and  did  not  emphasis  enough   the   unique   and   positive   steps   being   taken  in  Rutland  to  combat  the  prob-­ lem. Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  hearing  was  an  effort  by   Leahy,  D-­Vt.,  to  take  testimony  about   WKH SUREOHP IURP RIÂżFLDOV ZKR DUH working  with  kids,  offenders  and  ad-­ dicts,  and  to  get  their  view  on  whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   working,  and  whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not. Opinions   aside,   the   numbers   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   lie.   Opiate   addiction   in   the   Green   Mountain  State  has  risen  an  astound-­ ing  770  percent  since  2001,  a  statistic   WKDWÂżJXUHGSURPLQHQWO\LQ6KXPOLQÂśV State  of  the  State  address. Leahy,  who  will  be  73  on  March  31   and   chairs   the   Judiciary   Committee,   is   Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   most   senior   senator.   His  powerful  position  on  Capitol  Hill   could  help  funnel  much-­needed  fund-­ ing  to  Vermont  to  help  turn  the  opiate   crisis  around. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   want   to   talk   about   how   com-­ munities   like   Rutland   can   come   to-­ gether  to  solve  this  complex  problem,â&#x20AC;?   Leahy  said  in  his  opening  remarks.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;It   goes   into   neighborhoods   and   com-­ munities   of   all   sizes,   and   in   rural   ar-­ eas  alike,  not  just  here  in  Vermont  but   around  the  country.â&#x20AC;? Leahy   was   joined   by   fellow   Ver-­ mont   Democrat   Rep.   Peter   Welch   to   hear  testimony  at  the  hearing. Leahy  said  that  while  the  statistics   are  staggering,  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  the  people  affected   by   the   scourge   of   heroin   that   matter   most. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You   can   go   with   the   numbers,â&#x20AC;?   Leahy  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;But  when  you  look  at  the   people  whose  lives  have  been  ruined   or  ended  by  this,  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  got  to  stop.â&#x20AC;? Leahy   also   noted   that   law   en-­ forcement   alone   has   not   solved   the   problem,   and   highlighted   Rutlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   multi-­faceted  approach  of  prevention,  

education  and  treatment  coupled  with   an   alternative   sentencing   structure   to   help  non-­violent  addicts  get  their  lives   back.  The  Rapid  Intervention  program   uses  treatment  options  in  exchange  for   a  clean  record.  It  also  zeroes  in  on  trou-­ bled   homes   in   neighborhoods   where   heroin  is  known  to  be  used,  and  works   with  city  building  codes  enforcement,   health   inspectors   and   other   city   of-­ ÂżFLDOVWRVKXWGRZQWKRVHKRXVHVDQG improve  neighborhoods. The   two-­hour   hearing   featured   tes-­ WLPRQ\ IURP ÂżYH NH\ SOD\HUV RQ WKH front  lines  of  the  opiate  crisis  here:  U.S.   Attorney   for   Vermont   Tristam   Cof-­ ÂżQ 5XWODQG &LW\ 3ROLFH &KLHI -DPHV Baker,  Vermont  Health  Commissioner   Harry  Chen,  Burlington  Boys  &  Girls   Club   Executive   Director   Mary   Alice   McKenzie,   and  Vermont   State   Police   Director  Col.  Tom  Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Esperance. MOUTHS  OF  BABES It   was   McKenzieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   testimony   that   proved  the  most  riveting.  She  said  she   and   her   staff   sounded   the   alarm   that   something   had   changed   in   Burling-­ tonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  drug  landscape  about  three  years   ago.  The  most  disconcerting  informa-­ tion  came  from  children. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kids  were  afraid  to  walk  home  at   night,â&#x20AC;?  she  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kids  were  afraid  to   walk   across   the   park,   afraid   to   walk   down  North  Street  to  their  apartments.   They  told  us  of  being  harassed  and  as-­ VDXOWHGE\WKRVHXQGHUWKHLQĂ&#x20AC;XHQFHRI drugs.â&#x20AC;? McKenzie   said   kids   told   her   and   her   staff   that   they   had   been   offered   money  to  sell  drugs.  Fifteen-­year-­old   JLUOVFRQÂżGHGWKDWWKH\KDGEHHQRI-­ fered  money  for  sex  by  people  who   were   selling   drugs.   Kids   were   tell-­ ing  them  about  people  carrying  guns  

who  sold  drugs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   were   making   more   and   more   reports   to   (the   state   Department   of   Children  and  Families)  about  children   who  were  being  severely  neglected  be-­ cause  there  was  no  food  in  the  home   because   there   was   no   money   left   for   food  to  feed  these  children,â&#x20AC;?  McKen-­ zie  said. Boys  &  Girls  Clubs  across  Vermont   share   the   same   mission   whether   they   are  very  small  and  rural  or  serve  sev-­ eral  hundred  children,  ages  5-­19,  like   Burlington. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our   mission   is   to   inspire   and   en-­ able  youth  in  our  communities,â&#x20AC;?  McK-­ enzie  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Especially  those  who  need   us  most  to  realize  their  full  potential  as   productive,  healthy,  caring  and  respon-­ sible  citizens.â&#x20AC;? McKenzie   said   she   and   her   fellow   Boys   &   Girls   Club   directors   around   Vermont  have  come  to  a  heartfelt  con-­ clusion  about  that  mission. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  have  concluded  that  because  of   what  we  are  witnessing  in  our  commu-­ nities  around  addiction,  that  we  cannot   not   engage,â&#x20AC;?   McKenzie   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Be-­ cause   if   we   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   engage   on   pushing   back  on  the  trends  that  we  see,  we  will   violate  our  reason  for  being.â&#x20AC;? McKenzie  said  that  while  the  trends   have Â��gotten  worse  over  the  last  decade,   she  believes,  based  on  her  experience   working  with  police  and  social  service   RIÂżFLDOV LQ %XUOLQJWRQ WKDW WKHUH LV reason  for  hope. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  believe  that  if  we  take  coordi-­ nated  and  comprehensive  community   actions,  we  can  make  the  difference.â&#x20AC;? McKenzie   said   the   club   reached   out   to   Boys   &   Girls   Club   headquar-­ WHUVFLW\RIÂżFLDOVWKH8QLWHG:D\DQG Spectrum  Youth   Services   in   Burling-­

SEN.   PATRICK   LEAHY   describes   concerns   he   has   about   the   epidemic   of   opiate   abuse   during   Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   hearing  of  the  U.S.  Senate  Judiciary  Committee  in  Rutland  while  Rep.  Peter  Welch  looks  on.  Advocates  hope   WKDW/HDK\ÂśVVHQLRUSRVLWLRQLQ:DVKLQJWRQFRXOGKHOSIXQQHOIXQGVWR9HUPRQWWRKHOSÂżJKWWKHGUXJFULVLV

to  me  in  high  school  about  drugs,  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   way  too  late.  I  smoked,  or  my  friends   VPRNHGWKHLUÂżUVWMRLQWZKHQWKH\ZHUH eight,  or  nine,  or  10.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;  Pick  a  number.   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   incredibly   young.   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   shockingly   young.â&#x20AC;? McKenzie  said  that  one  segment  of   Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   young   population   are   the   children  born  of  the  very  drug  dealers   DQGWUDIÂżFNHUVZKRKDYHEHHQFRPLQJ into  the  state  from  elsewhere  for  years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They   have   extensive   networks   here,  and  they  have  relationships  here,   and   they   have   borne   children   here,â&#x20AC;?   McKenzie   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;And   their   children,   and  the  children  born  into  the  house-­ holds  that  are  highly  addicted,  are  the   most   at-­risk   children   in   our   commu-­ nity.  We  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  have  many  tools  in  our   toolbox  to  address  these  kids  early  and   effectively  until  they  are  old  enough  to   be  arrested.â&#x20AC;? McKenzie   reiterated   that   funding   has  been  key  to  expanding  the  clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   programs  and  it  needs  to  be  improved.   6KHDOVRVDLGWKDWZKLOHDXQLÂżHGFRP-­ munity  effort  is  an  absolute  necessity  if   Vermont  intends  to  win  the  war  against   opiate  abuse,  good  policing  is  key. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coordinated,   well   done   law   en-­ forcement   really,   really   matters,â&#x20AC;?   she   said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  all  be  on  their  shoul-­ ders.  We  have  to  do  our  work,  but  we   have   to   allow   them   to   do   their   work   too,   because   without   them,   we   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   KEY  PLAYERS  ON  the  front  lines  of  the  opiate  crisis  in  Vermont  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  representing  law  enforcement,  public   have  a  chance.â&#x20AC;? COMMUNITIES  CAN  HELP health  and  children  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  gave  testimony  at  the  U.S.  Senate  hearing  in  Rutland  on  Monday. Brandon  Reporter  photo/Lee  Kahrs Later   on   in   the   hearing,   after   ton.   Over   time,   McKenzie   said,   the   club  has  developed  policies  and  prac-­ tices   based   on   these   partnerships   to   better  support  the  health  and  well-­be-­ ing  of  the  children  who  come  through   their  doors.  Transportation  options  and   hours  of  operation  have  been  expand-­ ed.  The  club  is  now  open  on  Saturday   nights  for  teens.  Academic  and  music   programming   has   been   enhanced   to   include   the   hours   of   3-­6   p.m.   when   youth   are   most   vulnerable   to   drugs.   The  club  now  serves  dinner  six  nights   a  week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All   of   these   things   we   did   in   di-­ rect   response   to   what   kids   told   us,â&#x20AC;?   McKenzie   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;They   have   told   us   a   lot.  They   have   told   us,   â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;If   you   talk  

all   the   testimony   had   been   heard,   Welch   asked   McKenzie   what   com-­ munities  can  do  to  help  parents  and   kids  make  better  choices.  The  Boys   &  Girls  Club  director  was  blunt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well,  I  think  adults  can  start  act-­ ing  like  adults,â&#x20AC;?  she  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;And  take   responsibility   for   their   kids.   Kids   are   like   sponges,   they   pick   up   the   messages,   and   if   you   tell   them   on   one  hand,  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  do  drugs,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;  but  they   see  you  on  the  other  hand  drinking  a   lot,  using  a  lot  of  marijuana,  theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   not  going  to  believe  you.â&#x20AC;? During  the  hearing,  Leahy  made   a   point   of   urging   Vermonters   to   submit   additional   written   sugges-­ tions,   observations   and   statements   on   the   issue   of   heroin   and   opiate   addiction  to  the  Judiciary  Commit-­ tee   to   be   entered   into   the   record.   Statements   must   be   submitted   by   Friday,   March   21,   and   are   limited   to   10   pages.   Statements   should   be   e-­mailed  to:   Opioid_Hearing@judiciary-­dem. senate.gov. In   closing,   Leahy   boiled   the   is-­ sue   down   to   two   key   components:   children   and   Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   close-­knit   culture  of  community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  have  tried  to  approach  this  as   a  non-­partisan  issue,â&#x20AC;?  he  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;This   is   not   a   political   issue.   These   are   our  children.  Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  work  together.  I   think   you   know   weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll   be   there   for   you,   because   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   always   been   there  for  us.â&#x20AC;?

25th Anniversary

Trail Around Middlebury â&#x20AC;&#x201C; our â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Emerald Necklaceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Facil  Stoeicdtion:  Wright  Park

Wright 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   ld Tra s e Trail Around Middlebury (TAM). I believed the TAM to be a wonderle B r    m  o xt. :  2.8 Distance s:  Seymour  St.  E ful resource for the community that was much more visible and tand k   gible than the concept of land conservation, which was the primary e Trail  Hea re C r   e tt . focus of the board at the time. I lobbied hard to place more focus on Falls  Rd Stretches  along  O ng  cliffs  and   lo :   development of the TAM and fortunately was able to garner the supFeatures elden  Falls  and  a port of the board to put more resources into the Trail.   River  to  B ds. n tio o  this  sec e r lo p deep  wo x One key piece of land in this phase of development of the TAM  e y  Hike  to day,  March  22 it n u came to be known as Wright Park. In the late 1980â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, local resim r Com  on  Satu M A dent Will Jackson had generously donated the land to the town  T e of  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&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know is that despite Willâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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&#x20AC;&#x2122;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&#x20AC;&#x2122;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&#x20AC;&#x201D; 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&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campaign to raise an endowment for the TAMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exciting future. We encourage you to walk any section of this remarkable, local jewel and to contribute to MALTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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&#x20AC;&#x2122;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&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second Executive Director, 1995-2000


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