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ANR: Colchester company fined for mismanaging septic waste

Owner says fee will sink his small business By MICHAELA HALNON

PHOTOS BY KYLE ST. PETER

ABOVE: The 2018 Lake Champlain Pond Hockey Classic brought a record high of 1,200 participants, 150 teams and 14 rinks to Malletts Bay this past weekend. BELOW: A skater enlists a four-legged friend to the ice.

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The Colchester company Enviro Tech of VT Septic Services was fined $58,550 last week after unlawfully managing septic waste for over a decade, according to the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. Enviro Tech of VT has not had a valid waste transporter permit since 2006, a press release from ANR said, but transported and delivered almost 4 million gallons of septic waste between 2012 and 2017. ANR said Enviro Tech of VT also temporarily stored solid waste on its Colchester property on multiple occasions and failed to submit quarterly reports of “waste management activities and associated fees.” Randy Duval, the owner and sole employee of Enviro Tech of VT, admitted in an interview last week he had not held the waste transporter permit since 2006. But he said he didn’t receive a violation report until 2016, almost a decade later. “The guilt goes both ways,” Duval said. “They should have told me. They never said anything to me. I was dumbfounded. I was hit in the side of the head going ‘Where’d this come from, how’d this happen?’” Duval said he has well over 1,000 clients, mostly in Chittenden County, and disposes waste at a handful of area wastewater treatment plants. His services include septic tank pumping, locating and uncovering septic tanks, septic system inspections, sewage pump station services See SEPTIC, page 3

By KAYLEE SULLIVAN

ast weekend — “the best weekend of the year” — attracted hockey players from near and far for the seventh annual Lake Champlain Pond Hockey Classic in Colchester. This year saw 25 more teams than last, amounting to 14 rinks, 150 groups and 1,200 skaters, event founder Scott Crowder said. Hundreds of spectators lined the Malletts Bay arenas, cheering their friends and family on with a beer in hand, capturing the true spirit of the event, sponsored by Labatt Brewing Company. “For a lot of [the players] it’s a nice escape,” Crowder said. “It’s an escape from their reality of home and work, and a lot of people are traveling in, so it’s a weekend away with their buddies.” Only between 10 and 15 of the teams were from Vermont, Crowder said, but it’s an escape

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District shifts health curriculum in younger grades By MICHAELA HALNON Three Colchester schools are implementing a new “matter-of-fact” health curriculum using anatomically correct language this year, all part of a coordinated effort to prevent early childhood sexual abuse. “Whether adults feel comfortable about this or not, it’s incredibly important that we’re talking to kids about this,” Porters Point School principal Carolyn Millham said. “Most of the time, I find that kids are most afraid when they don’t have a plan.”

The six-part program, called “Care for Kids,” was created in Canada but entered into the Vermont education sphere during the late 1990s. Prevent Child Abuse Vermont has been the sole proprietor of the program since 2015. Units include “Asking for Help” and “Bodies,” each allotting time for two to four age-appropriate messages, a book and an activity. Millham said the district has long emphasized personal safety in their teachings. Still, Colchester early educators might have previously used terms like “private area” or refer to body parts “covered by a bathing

suit” during health classes, she said. The benefits of anatomically correct language — rather than pet names or code words — are multifold, according to Lori Howe, a PCAVT educator helping local teachers at PPS and Union Memorial School adapt to the new program. Malletts Bay School uses a similar program with its classes called “We Care.” “It’s been shown to reduce the chance that a child might be abused,” Howe said. “If the perpetrator [was] targeting a certain child and they realize they know the name See HEALTH, page 3

Burke tapped for MBS principal position By MICHAELA HALNON Malletts Bay School assistant principal Jordan Burke will lead the institution after principal Julie Benay’s July retirement, district officials announced last week. Burke, a Colchester native, has served as the MBS second-in-command for nearly four years, according to a district press release. Her key projects have included the implementation of school-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, according to the release. See PRINCIPAL, page 2

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For wedding photog, every minute counts By COLIN FLANDERS It’s an odd time to be a professional wedding photographer. The average cost for a wedding in 2016 was over $35,000 — more than $2,000 higher than the previous year, according to The Knot. But skyrocketing debt rates paired with advancements in consumer digital cameras have spawned a new market for amateur photographers, offering a tempting alternative for cost-conscience couples. But while most amateur services run well below the thousands of dollars a professional can cost, a once-in-a-lifetime event deserves the investment, says Colchester-based photographer Lis Companion.

“They're going to regret it if they don’t,” Companion said. “They always do.” Companion understands some simply can’t afford it. But for others, it comes down to priorities, she said, pointing to a recent bride who sacrificed an expensive meal and served wood-fired pizza instead: “But she had the money to do the dress she wanted,” Companion said. “And a good photographer.” Though almost anyone can navigate a digital camera these days, weddings pose a unique challenge: Photographers must document one of the most joyous moments of a person’s life amid the stress of ensuring the day lives up to expectations. Companion said the trick is in the planning.

“I don't get nervous or stressed because I hammer the timeline so many times before the wedding — at least three months before,” Companion said. “I go through the timeline with the bride, the wedding planner, to make sure we're all on the same page.” It’s a routine she’s refined over the years, codified on a printed checklist that budgets shoots through the day to ensure she hits all the notables. The couple wants a photo with some old college friends? That will cost three minutes. A few shots with their dog? Add it to the timeline. She throws in some buffers, too, understanding the task of corralling relatives of ranging sobriety for formals. See PHOTOGRAPHER, page 10

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Gourmet in the bay Chef brings pre-made meals to Malletts Bay By NEEL TANDAN On Wednesday evenings, Chef Jess Werkheiser loads the back of her Chevy Trailblazer with her Southern-inspired fare, each entrée neatly arranged in a to-go container and ready to be gently reheated in a home oven. She stations herself in the parking lot in front of the Malletts Bay Diner where, over the next hour and a half, her small but growing clientele arrive to pick up their dinner. Werkheiser, who co-owned and operated Bayview Eats from 2011 to 2016 knew the target audience when her catering company, The Roving Feast, began offering the weekly meal drop last October. “I missed the community in Malletts Bay – the regulars and friends,” she said. Werkheiser described the patrons of her latest project as “families,” consisting of a lot of regulars from her years as head chef at Bayview and customers from her catering business. The meal drops fills a need for “chef-quality food,” she said. While Colchester has plenty of pub and diner food, Werkheiser said you can’t really experience a more crafted menu without driving into Burlington. Customers choose between two entrées a week, plus a salad and dinner roll. Werkheiser posts her menu on her Facebook page, and patrons submit their orders by Tuesday at noon. One of this week’s Valentine’s Day specials pairs panseared sea scallops with a vanilla bean parsnip puree and broccolini with garlic breadcrumbs, finished with a pomegranate molasses. Werkheiser said her favorite part of being a chef is-

menu creation and experimenting with flavors and ingredients, as well as watching her customers eat and enjoy her food. “I like the beginning and the end,” she said. Though she cooks up a lot of the classics, like a shrimp and andouille gumbo, and many of her “tried and trues” from her years as a chef, Werkheiser said the meal drops are an opportunity to tap into her creative side. “I wouldn’t say our food is overly adventurous, but I wanted to be able to play with it a little bit,” she said. “I’m keeping my audience interested.” She described her cooking as “New England with a Southern inflection” and strives to use as many local and organic ingredients as possible. Werkheiser currently cooks out of her licensed home kitchen in Colchester and employs a few part-time employees, mostly on a per diem basis. Besides a few sponsored ads on Facebook, she said she hasn’t invested anything in marketing, describing the endeavor as entirely grassroots up to this point. “Twenty years ago, without Instagram or Facebook, I don’t know how this would take off at all,” she said. If the meal drop concept succeeds and continues to grow, Werkheiser said she could rent out a commercial kitchen, and possibly even expand to other towns like Milton where she sees a similar need. Originally from the Poconos area in Pennsylvania, Werkheiser has been in Vermont for almost 20 years and said she wants to see Malletts Bay become a food destination. She said there’s been a slow increase in interest and customers over the past few months, and that people are

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Chef Jess Werkheiser prepares a chocolate ganache at her home in Colchester. The icing will top a flourless chocolate cake that made this week's Valentine's Day menu. coming around to the somewhat novel idea of exchanging food for money in a parking lot. And besides, she hopes the food will speak for itself. “If you do good work and provide a good product, word will get out,” she said.

Meet your selectboard candidates Incumbents Jeff Bartley and Nadine Scibek submitted petitions to run for two- and three-year selectboard seats, respectively, and will appear on the ballot unopposed this Town Meeting Day. They were each given 450 words to split between three questions: 1. Why are you running for selectboard, and what qualifies you for this position? 2. What should be the selectboard’s priority this year and why? 3. How do you define transparency, and, if elected to the selectboard, how will you increase transparency and trust on the board when dealing with the public? Editor's note: Biographical information only edited for length, style and format. Responses edited only for AP style.

JEFF BARTLEY Bachelors of science degree in business management and a masters of business administration from Champlain College Coached middle school basketball for the Colchester Parks and Recreation Department from

2009-2012. Former member of the development review board and previously worked on the Colchester Community Center Initiative and Colchester Governance Committee. Four-year member and current clerk of the selectboard. Served as the alternate to the Chittenden Solid Waste District Board of Commissioners and the representative to the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission. Works as the sales and marketing manager for the Champlain Valley Exposition, a passionate sports fan and avid gardener. 1. As an analytic-driven marketer, my passion for selling things I believe in helps me sell what is great about Colchester. The bay, our parks, culture, and schools are all things we should be bragging about and fighting for. As a member of the selectboard and with my connection to younger families, I will continue to proudly promote a future full of opportunities for all Colchester families and businesses. I believe each member serving on the selectboard plays an equally important role, bringing a different perspective, various ideas, and diverse backgrounds. We lean on each other, ask questions, and are open to differing opinions. Your selectboard is a high-functioning team, but understand, without your continued engagement; we wouldn’t know if we are functioning in a manner that best serves you. The selectboard is your board. Stay engaged! We represent you. Serving as one voice on the selectboard has been an honor. Thank you for the oppor-

tunity and I hope to continue to serve you to the best of my ability. 2. Our priority is, and should always be, providing the highest quality governmental services at the absolute lowest cost. We as a region continue to face fiscal challenges. The affordability crisis continues to grow and the tax capacity is non-existent. The selectboard must continue to make tough decisions on the budget and realistically set priorities. Longterm, we need to continue discussions on the best utilization of the resources we have. We can’t provide everything we want to. In the coming years, serious investments will need to be made to repair or replace our aging infrastructure. The only way we can honestly look you in the eye and pitch these plans is if we grow our grand list and attracting more families to Colchester. It is the only plausible financial path I see forward for the town. 3. Open and honest communication is how trust is built. If we’re not being transparent, we can’t expect you to believe we’re being honest. Transparency in government is critical and continues to be refined as new technologies become available. Posting agendas online isn’t enough. If re-elected, I will continue to promote increased external communications. The town made huge strides with the new website. Our social media presence has greatly increased on Facebook and Instagram. We have weekly town reports published in the Colchester Sun and on Front Porch Forum. All agendas, meeting minutes, and packets are available online at ColchesterVT.gov

and selectboard meetings can be viewed on LCATV. Finally, the Colchester Sun always has a presence at our meetings. However, transparency is a two-way street! We can tell you everything we think you want to hear until we’re blue in the face. Without engaging, asking questions, challenging an idea, or even running for office yourself; efforts to be transparent will be all for not. Your feedback is critical.

NADINE SCIBEK Married to David whom she met at St. Michael’s College (both are graduates) Two adult children who both graduated from Colchester High School 25-year Colchester resident Works as an attorney with her own practice in Burlington 1. I am currently serving on the Colchester Selectboard as Chair. My three-year term is up and I am running for re-election. I have learned a great deal about the operation of our complex Town over the last 8 years that I have served on the selectboard. There is

much more for me to contribute in this capacity. 2. Every year the selectboard meets to discuss what our priorities will be for the upcoming year. It is very important for us to do this so we do not lose sight of our goals for the Town. We have many priorities on our plate right now: Clean Water Initiative, Malletts Bay Initiative (Park and Community Center master plans), Emergency services’ needs, including regional dispatch and daytime/weekday paid coverage for firefighters, additional personnel for the Public Works Department and economic development. Our biggest priority is always to provide services and programs to our residents while showing fiscal restraint when determining the annual budget. 3. Transparency in government is being open in our discussions and getting information out to the public so citizens and the board can make informed decisions. It is crucial to seek public input on various issues that arise in the town such as the private road plowing issue that was addressed last year to changes to any of the town’s ordinances to increasing the recreation impact fees paid by developers to what should we do with the property at Bayside Park, including building a community center. I always find the comments the board receives from the public invaluable. The board and town staff have worked extremely hard to effectively communicate with all of our residents, including our businesses that play a vital role in our community, so we are all wellinformed.

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Previously, Burke worked as a middle school teacher at a charter school in Nevada and as the assistant principal of the Haverhill Cooperative Middle School in Connecticut. Burke was the sole recipient of a James Madison Fellowship in 2006, a “highly coveted” scholarship for social studies teachers pursuing a master’s degree, the release said. “I’m honored to serve as the next building leader, and I’m looking forward to working with everyone in the Colchester community,” Burke said in the release. Burke was chosen from the candidate pool after an “exhaustive search” that included faculty, parents, school board members and administrators, the district wrote. “What made Jordan standout amongst the other

candidates was her connection with students, dedication to working collaboratively with the faculty and her commitment to ensuring that Malletts Bay School is a welcoming place for students and families alike,” superintendent Amy Minor said in the statement. Current principal Benay told the school board she would retire last year. She said she was excited to learn the committee had selected Burke as her successor. “She is an incredibly talented and hardworking young administrator who is dedicated to her hometown of Colchester,” Benay wrote. “Jordan is well known and admired by the Malletts Bay faculty and staff and has established herself as an intelligent and thoughtful leader.”


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even for them. Skater and Colchester native Rick Paparo said his Postbusters team sometimes travels elsewhere to find the unique experience of outdoor hockey, so this backyard-tournament is special. Resting between rinks with his teammates, including Bill Keryc of Colchester, Paparo and the Postbusters were gearing up for another Saturday afternoon game. But come Sunday, they said they’d be counting down the days until they could return in 2019. “There’s more people here than I’ve ever seen before,” said Paparo, who’s been playing since the tourney’s birth in 2012. A rink away, another familiar face took to the ice. Jamie Rozzi, owner of Rozzi’s Lakeshore Tavern and a seven-year participant, has made a strong promise to compete each year after a rocky first experience: He suffered a heart attack during his inaugural game in 2012. The setback didn’t deter him, though. It propelled him forward. “I decided I’d make it a plan to come back every year after,” he said. “It’s a survivor thing.” To him, the tournament “means another year living.” At 52 years old, Rozzi says the outdoor classic brings competitive play to the area. No matter how old a player is, his or her competitive mindset never escapes, Rozzi explained. This proved true Saturday afternoon as a scrappy IntoxNskated team notched a 4-0 regular play record, defeating Last Stop Slap Shots 9-1. Rozzi’s group continued to the playoffs Sunday, before falling to the Connecticut Turtles 8-7 in the quarterfinals. Win or lose, Rozzi said the event is more about having a good time and showing people what Colchester has to offer. His restaurant was packed all weekend long, as tourney-goers walked to the top of the marina to celebrate in camaraderie. Some out-of-staters, like Massachusetts resident Kevin Mach and Connecticut players Dan Mach and Pat “Sully” O’Sullivan, basked in the fun for the first time. Their games were done, but their skates remained laced up as they traveled from rink to rink to watch more hockey. The group’s 0-4 record didn’t faze them as they joked with prior opponents who were “running out of gas” but headed

to their next matchup. “We just love hockey, and we’re having a great time,” O’Sullivan said, lifting his beer up in affirmation. Spectators continuously trickled in past a larger-than-life blowup Labatt Blue can, sliding along the ice in their winter boots. The beer tent, fire pit and food truck saw a great deal of action. Local organizer Lou DiMasi slung up some good eats in the food truck — a bit of a different role than the behind-the-scenes operations he otherwise weathers to get the arena ready. The Lake Champlain spot is just one pond hockey venue that Crowder’s Pond Hockey Classic organization enlists. The Meredith, N.H. company’s first puck drop was in 2009 on Lake Winnipesaukee, which has grown to 275 teams and 26 rinks. Crowder’s unsure if Malletts Bay has the capacity to reach these numbers but reiterated the Colchester classic is one of the top-sized pond tourneys in the country. Crowder said the event has sold out the past four years, calling for this year’s expansion. Still, up to 50 teams remained on the waitlist, he said. In the headquarters trailer, lifelong Colchester resident Ellen Lefebvre volunteers her time to help operations run smoothly. She’s been involved since the start. “This brings some really good revenue for the town,” Lefebvre said. “There are a lot of local businesses that I know that benefit from it.” Back on the ice, a four-legged out-of-stater named Maggie nuzzled against the boards Saturday afternoon, as her parents Gwen and Ron Siegmann watched their son, Cory, vie for the puck. The Maryland family has traveled to Vermont every year since 2012. Maggie, who joined the team five years ago, now serves as Das Boot’s beloved mascot. “She comes to see her boys,” Gwen Siegmann said with a big smile. Unsurprisingly, Crowder said the classic has a 98 percent retention rate. From rink to rink, no matter who was asked, each player said they’d undoubtedly be back next year. Rozzi was no exception. “As long as I’m still breathing,” he said.

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for that certain part, [they know] someone is talking to them.” Universally understood language is often integral if a formal criminal report is made, Howe said, because it better allows authorities to substantiate an accusation. More broadly, the philosophy removes the frequent shame or embarrassment associated with certain parts of the human body and can increase selfconfidence while improving body image during a key development window, she said. The “Care for Kids” course also uses “trauma informed” language, turning a keen eye toward the possibility that children in the room may have personally suffered sexual abuse. School counselor Kim Thibodeau said she emphasizes the word “could” rather than “should” when discussing ways to get help after an assault. “That way, if anyone has experienced anything or they were to in the future, and they didn’t do what we said they ‘should’ do, we’re not creating shame or guilt around that,” Howe explained. Millham said she additionally worked to prepare other school staffers for the statistically likely influx of abuse reports following a lesson on signs of inappropriate sexual behavior. All three educators were pleasantly surprised by students’ reaction and maturity surrounding the material, especially when they began discussing bodies with the kids. “They might giggle a little bit, but then they came right back to learning,” Howe said, adding educators preface lessons by acknowledging the topic might be a little uncomfortable to discuss at first. Millham said parents have also had overwhelmingly positive reactions

to the new programming. Virtually none had serious objections to the changing approach at a parent meeting before the lessons began. Many said they were especially thankful that materials corresponding to in-school modules are sent home regularly, Millham said, allowing the conversation to continue in a second setting. The participating Colchester schools will co-host a second caregiver/ parent night with PCAVT in March, Thibodeau said, this time focusing on nurturing healthy sexual development. “[Kids] really rely on us adults, partnering with their families, to provide them with that information,” Millham said. “The more comfortable we get as adults talking about this information, the more likely … we are to help a child or a family get help.”

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ABOVE: Players from Das Boot take a bench break during their Saturday afternoon game on Malletts Bay. BELOW: A member from the Postbusters team vies for the puck Saturday afternoon.

and rejuvenating failed septic systems, according to the company website. He said he was late in submitting his most recent 2017 quarterly report, but only because he was stuck waiting for the Shelburne treatment plant to send him confirmation of some figures required on the forms. Duval provided the Sun with copies of cancelled checks for three of his 2017 quarterly payments and a $175 waste transporter permit, dated May 12, 2017. Plus, Duval said the charge that he stored solid waste on his property “on multiple occasions” is misleading. In 2016, he said he sometimes would briefly park a partially filled truck in between sewage pickups for efficiency sake, allowing him to make fewer trips back and forth to the treatment plant. When an ANR official learned of and admonished the practice two years ago, Duval said he was completely transparent about the frequency of his intermittent parking and immediately stopped. “I have nothing to hide; I’m a very open person,” Duval said. “I’m an honest person.” The Department of Environmental Conservation regulates commercial companies like Enviro Tech of VT, according to the press release. Not complying with its stated rules gives companies an economic advantage and allows them to earn “wrongful profits,” ANR said. Kane Smart, a lawyer with ANR, said earlier this week it was certainly possible Duval had not been informed he was in violation until 2016. Still, he said commercial entities bear the responsibility for staying in compliance. “Vermonters put a lot of trust in our waste haulers, and it’s up to these professionals to maintain that trust

by meeting environmental and public safety standards,” DEC commissioner Emily Boedecker echoed in the ANR release. “When haulers don’t get their waste transporter permit, they’re taking a big risk by endangering Vermonter’s health and our natural environment,” she continued. “This permit is our way of helping the waste haulers conduct their business in a way that protects public health and the environment.” ANR said it put Enviro Tech of VT “on notice” after discovering the violations. The agency says the company made partial efforts to obtain the required permit and pay backlogged fees, but ultimately failed to return to compliance. Smart said his agency was unable to negotiate a settlement with Duval and successfully sought a judicial order from the Vermont Superior Court Environmental Division requiring Enviro Tech of VT to stop hauling solid waste until the transporter permit is renewed. “The ability of one to pay is something that we consider,” Smart said. “But we don’t necessarily take the representation without substantiation.” Smart said he understands Duval’s window for challenging the fee in court has effectively expired. Duval is also responsible for paying for the outstanding permits in addition to the $58,550 penalty — a cost burden he said would effectively sink his company. “You do this, I’m out of business,” Duval said. “They’re just playing bully more than anything. It bothers me. If you expect small businesses to survive here, you’re not setting a good example.”

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We can dance if we want to Young CHS dance having stellar season By COACH ALEXANDRA POIRIER The dance team this year has had a wonderful season. We are sporting a new, young team with year with three-quarters of the team being underclassmen! They have been competing in pom and jazz with huge success in pom. This past weekend we took home second place in the pom category with hopes of at least matching that ranking at states this upcoming weekend. The team practices four times a week, two of those times being at 6 a.m.! They are

incredibly dedicated and working through a very tough flu season, not to mention various injuries. This team works together and pushes each other to be the best that they can be. I am very proud of them. I hope to continue to have success this season, which hopefully leads to earning a bid to New England's again this year. I am also very proud of the fact that the team keeps growing every year. I love watching this program grow and evolve. I have to thank CABA for their support this year as well as CHS, the Colchester community, and Bernie Cieplicki. Without them dance team would not be as successful and fun as it is!

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CHS sophomore Ben Stapleton faces off with an an opponent on his way to a fourth place finish in the Jason Lowell Invitational on Satruday, Feb. 3.

Wrestling wrap-up By HOLLY LAVOIE

Colchester High School senior Justin Lafayette continued his trend of picking off the top five-seeded wrestlers in the state, one by one. At the Jason Lowell Invitational at Mt. Mansfield Union on Saturday, Feb. 3, he earned a second period pin of Mill River's Gideon Bosh, who was ranked fifth in the state. Lafayette is slowly making his way up the rankings as one of the state’s top heavyweights. At that same meet, sophomore Ben Stapleton finished fourth in an overcrowded 132 pound weight class. At the 7/8 grade level, Greyson Brown and Noah Quigley finished second and Lucas Doloughty took a third place win. Cobra wrestlers made their mark at the New England Qualifier Preseason Tourna-

ment for grades K-2 and 3-6, hosted by the Milton Wrestling Club on Saturday, Feb. 3. In the K-2 group, Tanner Prouty took first, Avery Retz and Shay Prouty took second and Cruz Haran and Jake Marchessault finished in third place. Of the 12 3-6 graders that entered in the qualifier, seven are eligible to compete at New England's following their hard work on the mats. Finishing in first were Cahota Lafond, Brody and Jaden Coppins and Sawyer Prouty. Second place honors went to Lucas Fielden and Tyler Mott, finishing in third was Jordan Lavoie. Also competing were Finn Moseley, Brayden Marchessault, Karson Taylor, Nick Forguites and first-time wrestler Kaeden Schraml. As the Vermont youth wrestling season is just beginning the intensify, Cobra practices are paying off.

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Winter carnival thanks The Colchester Winter Carnival Committee would like to express its sincere thanks to the businesses, organizations and individuals that helped make this year’s event possible. Your continued support and generosity is greatly appreciated! We could not do it without you! Thank you to Bauer, Gravel, and Farnham; Bevins’ Door LLC, Bevo Catering LLC, Bibens ACE Colchester, Chamberlain Construction Inc., Champlain Cable Corp., Champlain Chiropractic Services PC, Coates Island Marina, Colchester Contracting Services Inc., Crowley Construction Company Inc., Cummings Electric PC, Danform Shoes, Dick Mazza’s General Store, DJ’s Tree Service, Family Dentistry, Future Einsteins, Green Mountain

Acupuncture LLC, Gregory Clairmont Associates in Real Estate, Hayward Tyler Inc., Hazelett Corporation, Kent Booraem – State Farm Insurance, Lake Champlain Access Television, Marina at Marble Island, Mike’s Auto Parts, Pension Works Inc., Pepin Memorials, Petit Brook Veterinary Clinic, Rebecca Collman, MD; Red Cross, Red Leaf Software LLC, Rich Gardner, Saba Marina LLC, Seaway Car Wash, Shadow Cross Farm Inc.;,Three Brothers Pizza & Grill and Vermont Information Processing. A huge thank you to Sheppard Custom Homes, our major sponsor for the talent show! We’d also like to thank our talent show judges Amy Minor, Alayna Westcom and Sharon Meyer. Congratulations to our talent show winners! Youth Division: Grades 2 – 4: 1st Place Sawyer Cyphers, Gunnar Perren, & Ja-

cob Robare; 2nd Place Aaliyah Metzger and 3rd Place Isabella Chicoine. Young Adult Division: Grades 8 – 12: 1st Place Sam Burgess, Bella Lopez, & Henry Lopez; 2nd Place Renee Brouillette & Elysia Way and 3rd Place Jennifer Martel. Junior Division: Grades 5 – 7: 1st Place Tiko Bedrosian, 2nd Place Aurora Barella and 3rd Place Isabella Maestas. Adult Category: Ages 18+: 1st Place Upscale (quartet): Carol Hollenbeck, April Knight, Carolynn O’Donnell, & Trecia Pallman-Hamilton; 2nd Place Megan Wallace and 3rd Place Lake Effect (band): Mollie Coons, Brian Costello, JP Farineau, Michele Grimm, & Rachael Straub. Mike LaPan for Colchester Rec

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Rep. jim CONDON (D)

Rep. pATRiCk bReNNAN (R)

Rep. CURT TAYLOR (D)

Rep. mAUReeN DAkiN (D)

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REP. JIM CONDON Are you ready for property tax reform? Our House Ways and Means Committee is considering a proposal to reduce reliance on the homestead property tax by creating a statewide education income tax, better reflecting a person’s ability to pay. Under the proposal we’re now examining, education property taxes would be cut in half and would greatly simplify our current funding system in a number of ways. Vermont spends about $1.6 billion each year on funding education. About a quarter of that amount is generated through the homestead property tax, about $415 million. Over the years our system has become so complex that it is virtually impossible to explain. We have household income rules, income sensitivity, circuit breakers, income yield calculations, property yield calculations, income look-backs, equalized pupils, phantom students, the common level of appraisal, property tax credit payments, etc. This byzantine complexity is simply unfair to our taxpayers, and contributes greatly to mistrust of our state government. The proposal would clean the state education fund of those expenses that are unrelated to a school district’s job of educating our youth. These unrelated expenses and unfunded state mandates have helped to drive up the cost of public education. State education budget line items such as the renter rebate program, flexible pathways, adult literacy, the prisonbased Community High School of Vermont, lister and reappraisal fees and other programs are not part of a school district’s core mission of pre-K-12 instruction. These expenses would and should become general fund obligations. Property taxes can be a crushing burden, especially for those who have seen their house values skyrocket over the years without a commensurate increase in income. It should not be the job of state government to force people out of their homes. The state would set a fixed per-pupil amount of spending. Districts that spend more than that would have to ask voters to pay more on their local property taxes. The costs of extra spending would be twice as expensive than it is now, which should help voters be extra careful when it comes time to vote. The new education income tax would have a fixed rate statewide. Your first $47,000 of adjusted gross income would be exempt from the new tax. This would replace the current and complicated income sensitivity system. Some would pay less and some would pay more under the proposal. We continue to study both the impact such a change would have on different classes of taxpayers and what rates should apply. Many questions remain to be answered. What cap should be placed on high-income earners to make the system reasonable for them? Should the education income tax bills be sent out by local municipalities or by the state? What rates should be applied? Our goal is to make our system less reliant on the prop-

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erty tax, more understandable and based more on ability to pay. I’m always interested to hear your opinions. You can reach me by email at jimcondon@lycos.com. REP. MAUREEN DAKIN The Appropriations Committee finishes taking testimony on the FY19 budget this week. As members of the administration testified a theme emerged. Everyone managed to the money. The money being the revenue agreed to in January by the governor and chairs of the money committees in both Houses. This revenue was based on the recommendations of two economists, one contracted by the legislature and one by the administration. Their recommendations are called the consensus forecast. In his budget the governor used last year’s growth in wages as the basis for determining the amount of “new” money. There are differing methods by which to calculate growth in the economy. He chose this one. Every commissioner and secretary presented a list of cuts necessary to meet their assigned budgets. Most “new” money was eaten up by items out of their control, such as increases in salaries and benefits, internal services such as IT, fee for space and vacancy savings. Fee for space is assigned by the Buildings and General Services Department. It’s an interdepartmental transfer of funds intended to provide for the maintenance and repair of all state property. It’s gone up for most property for both years that I’ve been on Appropriations. In my opinion vacancy savings is a way to manipulate a budget. Every department and agency is assigned a vacancy savings target. It assumes a certain number of employees will leave, retire or transfer. An employee will not be replaced for a specified time so savings accrue in salary and benefits. Positions are not eliminated. They are vacant. If an employee transfers, vacancy savings accrue in one department, but savings are not seen in the other. Anyone who has ever been employed knows that when someone leaves, someone else has to take on additional workload. Think of some state jobs that you might not want to have vacant. How about prison guards? How about law enforcement officers? How about snow plow drivers? How about social workers just after we’ve added more to help combat the opioid crisis and keep the most vulnerable among us safe? The list goes on and on depending on your personal interactions with state government. I applaud TJ Donovan, Vermont attorney general. He testified that he simply could not meet his vacancy savings target in its entirety. His budget has no initiatives, data to prove the increased workload, and some of his vacancy savings. His “ask” was for an additional $200,000 to cover the difference. It was an honest response to something he simply did not believe he could do. The Appropriations Committee now deliberates and makes decisions to develop a balanced budget that works for all Vermonters.

The Essex Serpent By Sarah Perry Adult Fiction, 2017 Reviewed by Penny Cunningham, Adult Services

TownNews Police Department Lt. Doug Allen Since January 1st, CPD has responded to 967 calls for service. We stopped 450 drivers for various violations during this time and made 29 arrests for criminal charges ranging from felony aggravated domestic assault to armed robbery, DUI and larceny among others. Since December, CPD has welcomed three new employees to our ranks. Upon the retirement of long-time records employee Gail Parish, Sheila Kaiser has joined us as our second fulltime records clerk. Sheila brings to us a wealth of experience as a legal assistant for a Burlington law firm and as a docket clerk for Chittenden Superior Court. Meghan Duell began her first week at the Vermont Police Academy this past Monday as our newest officer. Meghan is a 2017 graduate from Norwich University and was raised just outside of Buffalo, N.Y. Meghan will attend the academy for the next 19 weeks, followed by 500 hours of field training with our own certified field training officers. We also welcomed our newest communications specialist this week. Meghan Severance is a 2015 Colchester High School graduate. She has attended classes at St. Michael’s College and is a volunteer member of Colchester Rescue. Please help us keep Colchester safe. Report unusual or suspicious activity to our dispatch center at 264-5555. If you see something, say something! For more about Colchester Police Department, visit http://colchestervt.gov/police or call 264-5556 (non-emergency). Rescue and Technical Rescue Squads Rescue Chief Amy Akerlind Rescue finished 2017 with a total of 1,495 calls for service! This was 196 more calls than received in 2016. Here is a breakdown of our monthly calls for 2016 and 2017. Also note that in the first month of 2018, we are already 18 calls ahead of the 2017 January total:

For more about Colchester Rescue, please visit http://colchestervt.gov/rescue or call 264-5990. Notices Colchester town offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 19 in observance of Presidents’ Day.

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Burnham Memorial Library book reviews The winter of 1893 is a dire time in a small Essex village not far from London. Ominous rumors are spreading fast; a man has been found dead by the river. Could it be that after 300 years, the Essex Serpent has risen from the waters again? As the parish vicar tries to calm his family and his parishioners, he is introduced to Cora Seaborne, a London widow with an enquiring mind and little patience for superstition. As they try to solve this mystery, matters of science and religion, skepticism and faith are discussed, and each of them learns to come to terms with the world in a new way. Cora's relationship with her young son is movingly written, and the writing style and dialogue is perfectly suited to the time and place.

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Hillbilly Elegy By J.D. Vance Adult Fiction, 2016 Reviewed by Pam Tallmadge, Youth Services

From his hillbilly roots to Yale Law School, J.D. Vance presents his story of leaving behind his life only to find even with success and education, he still needs a lot of support to even begin to feel good enough. J.D. Vance interweaves his personal story with questions of what will help others overcome their past and escape lives on the brink of financial and emotional disaster. He was lucky to have grandparents that insisted on a good education and provided a safe space when his mother was unable to care for him. What can we do to help others that also need support?

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CALENDAR Feb. 17

Classes starting now! Introduction to Quilting for new quilters Classes for intermediate quilters Saturday afternoon Tea Parties

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Bailey Gagnon-Foy, a senior from CHS, works on an assignment in her human services program at the Burlington Technical Center. BTC is hosting an open house for students, family and friends to come explore their facilities and meet with instructors. It all happens this Saturday, Feb. 17, starting at 9:30 a.m. See the listing for complete details.

15 Thursday aarP Free Tax helP

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Religious Directory Daybreak Community Church 67 Creek Farm Plaza, Colchester 338-9118 / Jesse Mark, lead pastor www.daybreakvermont.org Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m. AWANA, Fridays twice a month brentdaybreak@gmail.com Malletts Bay Congregational Church UCC 1672 West Lakeshore Dr., Malletts Bay 658-9155 / Rev. Sally May / revsallymbucc@gmail.com www.mallettsbaycongregationalchurchucc.com Worship Service: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Church School: Sunday, 10 a.m. Fellowship time: Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Childcare provided. All are welcome! St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church 1063 Colchester 1063Prim PrimRd, Road, Colchester 658-0533 658-0533 / Rev. Lisette Baxter, rector Sundays: Sundays: 88a.m. a.m.&&10 10a.m. a.m.Holy HolyEucharist Eucharist Sunday Nursery:10 10am Sunday School Schooland & Nursery: a.m. Wednesdays: Bible Class; Wednesdays: 11:30am 11:30 a.m. Bible class; Wednesdays: 12:30pm Communion 12:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist Facebook: Facebook: St. Andrew’s Andrew's Church, Colchester VT VT Webpage: standrewscolchestervt.org All are welcome. All are welcome.

United Church of Colchester - ABC Rte. 2A-Village Green, Colchester 879-5442 / Rev. Dr. Russell Willis Worship: 10:30 a.m. with youth Sunday school available; preschool to 11 years old Adult Sunday school: 9 a.m. Nursery care available during worship. Christ centered — family oriented.

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9:15 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., Brownell Library, 6 Lincoln St., Essex Jct. Tax help provided by volunteer AARP foundation certified tax preparers Tak and Dorothy Ng. This service is for taxpayers with less than $60k annual gross income, with special attention to those over 60 years old. If married, both spouses should (but do not have to) be present during an income tax counseling session. Qualified patrons will need to have received and make available all information and documents necessary. Relatively complex returns may be advised to seek professional assistance. Call 8786955 or visit the library to make an hour-long appointment.

Preschool sTory Time

10:30 a.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Join us for stories followed by a craft or activity. Ages 3 - 6; call 2645660 to sign-up.

leGo club

4 - 5 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Do you enjoy Lego? Stop by the library every Thursday, and we’ll be creating a new project!

colchesTer/ milTon Teen niGhT

6 – 8 p.m., Cornerstone Community Church, 26 Bombardier Rd., Milton. Games, food, family atmosphere. For grades 5-8. All are welcome! Free.

malleTTs bay school concerT

7:30 p.m., Colchester High School, 131 Laker Ln., Colchester. The fifth grade will perform their band and chorus concert in a high school venue. Free; open to the public.

16 Friday PlayGrouP

9:30 - 11 a.m., Colchester Meeting House. Includes free play with a wide variety of activities, story time and group singing. Please bring a snack and a drink for your child. Follows the Colchester School District calendar. When Colchester schools are closed due to weather, playgroup is also closed. Please park between Burnham Library and the meeting house.

hisTory oF JaPanese PoTTery

2 - 3:30 p.m., Bayside Activity Center, 36 Blakely Rd., Colchester. Join Toshi from the Japanese-American Society of Vermont for a lecture on the history of Japanese pottery. The oldest pottery ever found in Japan is 12,000 years old and is considered the oldest in the world. This lecture also covers pottery’s influence on many other aspects of Japanese culture such as tea ceremonies, wabi/sabi concepts and influences of other countries. Toshi will show many pieces and compare them with his own pottery that he creates. $5 resident; $10 non-resident.

one-on-one TuTorinG

4 - 6 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Students from the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Colchester campus) tutor students in reading, math and science at the library. The program is focused on grades 1-6, but tutoring is available in other grades for certain subjects. There is no fee for this service. Call us at 264-5660 to sign up.

17 saTurday one-on-one TuTorinG

9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. (See Friday, Feb. 16 for details.)

burlinGTon Technical cenTer oPen house

9:30 a.m. - noon, 52

Institute Rd., Burlington. BTC will be holding an open house for students, parents and friends who are interested in BTC, a technical center serving local high school students, including some CHS students.

skateboards, cakes, volcanoes, deserts, and famous movie star “Duke McGill,” then you will love this story time! James Kochalka is the first cartoonist laureate of Vermont.

saTurday droPin sTory Time

18 sunday

10 a.m., Burnham Memorial Library. A weekly selection of music and books for children of all ages. No sign-up required.

inTroducTion To dna TesTinG

10:30 a.m. - noon. Vermont Genealogy Library, Fort Ethan Allen, 377 Hegeman Ave., Colchester. Ed McGuire will discuss the three types of tests for "Genetic Genealogy," test limitations, the companies who offer them and the range of costs involved. Ed will also cover the kinds of genealogical questions where DNA testing can help, privacy issues and more. Using real-life examples and actual results this talk will provide most with enough understanding to decide if a DNA test will advance their personal research. An openended Q&A session will follow and a detailed handout will be given with links to additional resources. $10.

sTory Time

11 a.m., Phoenix Books Essex, 2 Carmichael St., Essex Jct. Enjoy timeless tales and new adventures with your little ones. Free; all ages.

sPonGebob sToryTime WiTh James KochalKa

11 a.m., Phoenix Books Burlington, 191 Bank St., Burlington. Join us for a SpongeBob story time with James Kochalka! James Kochalka’s offmodel, chibi-like short SpongeBob strips have entertained readers since SpongeBob Comics issue #1. Now, SpongeFunnies are busting out into a full-length ultracute epic story, “Skate the Cake!” If you like SpongeBob, Squidward,

GrieF share suPPorT GrouP

10 - 11:30 a.m., Essex Alliance Church, 37 Old Stage Rd., Essex Jct. If you have lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you are invited to attend. Weekly through May 13. For registration and information, contact Ron Caldwell; ron_caldwell@comcast. net.

WinTer bridal shoW

11:30 a.m., Essex Resort and Spa, 70 Essex Way, Essex Jct. Meet and greet the area’s top wedding pros, taste amazing apps, listen to music and have fun in the photo booth! Sign up to win a slew of grand prizes (drawings at 1 & 2 p.m.) including gift certificates to many vendors in the area with services geared toward making your big day as special as possible. For information call 4592897 or email judy@ vermontweddingassociation.com.

divorce care suPPorT GrouP

5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Bluewater Ctr., 145 Pine Haven Shores Rd., Shelburne. Divorce is a tough road, but there is life afterwards. Led by people who have already walked down that road, we'd like to share with you a safe place and a process that can help make the journey easier. Weekly through May 13. Call Sandy to register or for information at 4257053.

choral music oF richard sToehr

3 p.m., McCarthy Arts Center Recital Hall, St. Michael’s College, 1 Winooski Park, Colchester. Three of Vermont’s


CALENDAR lOCal MeetiNgs thursday, feB. 15

4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Burnham Memorial library trustees, Burnham Room, 898 Main St., Colchester.

tuesday, feB. 20

7 p.m., Planning Commission, Outer Bay Conference Room, Town offices, 781 Blakely Rd., Colchester. 7 p.m., school Board, Colchester High School library, 131 Laker Ln., Colchester.

finest choral ensembles will join forces to perform the works of Richard Stoehr, including worldwide debuts of his choral works. Stoehr was a Viennese-trained composer who taught at St. Michael’s College after fleeing the Nazis. Donations accepted; visit www.smcvt.edu/ on-campus/events.aspx for more information.

19 MONday COlChester tOwN OffiCes aNd BurNhaM MeMOrial liBrary ClOsed iN OBservaNCe Of PresideNts' day.

20 tuesday tOddler stOry tiMe

10:30 - 11 a.m., Burnham Memorial Library. A weekly selection of music, rhymes, stories and a snack! For ages 18 months to 3 years. Call 264-5660 to sign-up.

read tO willy wONka the vOluNteer theraPy dOg

4:15 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Sign up to read to our volunteer certified therapy dog. If you’re not yet reading, an adult will read to you while you and Willy Wonka sit back and enjoy the stories. Call to sign up!

drOP-iN geNtle hatha yOga

4:30 - 5:45 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Bring a mat and enjoy poses for mindful stretching and relaxation. A registered nurse of over 30 years, Betty Molnar is certified as a Hatha Yoga instructor from the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago. Sponsored by the Friends of Burnham Library.

POrters POiNt sChOOl MusiCal: "ON with the sNOw"

6:30 p.m., Colchester High School, 131 Laker Ln., Colchester. Come see a winter performance by the elementary students from Porters Point School. Under direction of music teacher Martie Mutz, they will be presenting the musical "On With the Snow." See ppsmusic2016. blogspot.com for more information.

21 wedNesday PlaygrOuP

9:30 - 11 a.m., Colchester Meeting House. (See Friday, Feb. 16 for details.)

Mah JONgg at the liBrary

1 p.m., Burnham Memo-

rial Library. Join us for Mah Jongg, the Chinese tile game that has become increasingly popular in the United States. Whether you’re new to the game or have played for years, you’re invited!

yOuNg writers aNd stOrytellers 4 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Join us for our writing club ad create stories! Grades k-5; call 264-5660 for more information, and to sign up.

may be in, including when an attacker may be present. All gear will be provided by the Colchester Police Department. Due to the topics discussed during this program, all participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult (female).

diversity traiNiNg

7 p.m., Dion Family Student Center Roy Room, St. Michael's College, One Winooski Park, Colchester. Presenter Dr. Derek Rovaris, vice-provost of Louisiana State University and PhD, will present on diversity, and also working with participants to acquire important skills in working with people from diverse backgrounds.

essex COMMuNity Players PreseNts "dOuBt: a ParaBle"

22 thursday

7:30 p.m., Essex Memorial Hall, 5 Towers Rd., Essex Jct. ECP is pleased to announce its winter production of John Patrick Shanley’s "Doubt: A Parable," a powerful and provocative drama of suspicion and certainty, of faith and distrust, of fact and conjecture set in the Bronx in 1964. In keeping with ECP’s “Essex Gives Back” charitable donation program, all monies from concession will be donated to the Chittenden Children’s Advocacy Center. Adults $18; seniors, $16. See essexplayers.com or call 878-9109 for ticket purchase and box office hours.

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23 friday

kNittiNg aNd MOre: BriOChe stitCh sCarves

6 - 8 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Knitters and other needle workers of all skill levels meet Wednesdays, beginners welcome.

POrters POiNt sChOOl MusiCal: "ON with the sNOw" 6:30 p.m., Colchester High School, 131 Laker Ln., Colchester. (See Tuesday. Feb. 20 for complete details.)

9:15 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., Brownell Library, 6 Lincoln St., Essex Jct. (See Thursday, Feb. 15 for complete details.)

9:30 - 11 a.m., Colchester Meeting House. (See Friday, Feb. 16 for details.)

PresChOOl stOry tiMe

BaBy aNd Me stOry tiMe

10:30 a.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Join us for stories followed by a craft or activity. Ages 3 - 6; call 2645660 to sign-up.

legO CluB

4 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Do you know someone who likes Legos? Stop by the library every Thursday and join us! Each week we’ll be creating a new project.

COlChester/ MiltON teeN Night

6 – 8 p.m., Cornerstone Community Church, 26 Bombardier Rd., Milton. Games, food, family atmosphere. For grades 5-8. All are welcome! Free.

r.a.d. self defeNse COurse

6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Porters Point School cafeteria, 490 Porters Point Rd., Colchester. R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) participants will be taught the basic fundamentals in protecting oneself, awareness and physical techniques to defend themselves using strikes and kicks. This course will guide participants on learning about what to be conscious of when in public, building mental and physical confidence and preparing for any unsafe situation they

PlaygrOuP

10 :30 a.m., Burnham Memorial Library. We will share the magic of stories, songs, rhymes, bounces, and fingerplays. Participants will receive books and more at each session they attend. Join us on Fridays through Mar. 2. Ages 18 months and younger with caregivers.

ONe-ON-ONe tutOriNg ONe-ON-ONe tutOriNg

4 - 6 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. (See Friday, Feb. 16 for details.)

aNiMe CluB

4:30 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Kon'nichiwa anime and manga fans! We’re watching shows, eating delicious Japanese inspired creations, and geeking out with kawaii crafts because we can. Bring like-minded friends and Tanoshimimasu! For grades 6 -12; sign up at www. colchestervt.gov/158/ Burnham-MemorialLibrary.

essex COMMuNity Players PreseNts "dOuBt: a ParaBle" 7:30 p.m., Essex Memorial Hall, 5 Towers Rd., Essex Jct. (See Thursday, Feb. 22 for complete details.)

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24 saturday ONe-ON-ONe tutOriNg

9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. (See Friday, Feb. 16 for details.)

saturday drOPiN stOry tiMe

Pediatrics Primary medical care for newborns through age 18

10 a.m., Burnham Memorial Library.

essex COMMuNity Players PreseNts "dOuBt: a ParaBle" 7:30 p.m., Essex Memorial Hall, 5 Towers Rd., Essex Jct. (See Thursday, Feb. 22 for complete details.)

25 suNday raBies vaCCiNe aNd MiCrOChiP CliNiC

9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Cosmos Cuts, 4 Southerberry Dr. #102, Milton. Several services will be available for your pet at this convenient clinic, including rabies vaccines provided by Mountainside Mobile Vet Clinic. All proceeds benefit Pibbles and More Animal Rescue. All cats must be in carriers and all dogs leashed. Event is cash only. Microchips, $20; rabies vaccine, $15; dog and cat distemper vaccines, $10; kennel cough vaccine, $10. Those interested must preregister pets and services desired by contacting Carly Buswell at cboois94@aol.com.

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11 a.m., Phoenix Books Essex, 2 Carmichael St., Essex Jct. Join us for a story. All ages.

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grief share suPPOrt grOuP

10 - 11:30 a.m., Essex Alliance Church, 37 Old Stage Rd., Essex Jct. (See Sunday, Feb. 18 for complete details.)

MiltON artists' guild sOCial suNdays

11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Milton Art Center and Gallery, 199 U.S. Route 7, Milton. Tired of being cooped up at home with this cold weather? The Milton Artists’ Guild has a remedy for your cabin fever. Social Sundays include free live musical performances, refreshments and art workshops. For more information visit www. miltonartistsguild.org.

essex COMMuNity Players PreseNts "dOuBt: a ParaBle"

2 p.m., Essex Memorial Hall, 5 Towers Rd., Essex Jct. (See Thursday, Feb. 22 for complete details.)

divOrCe Care suPPOrt grOuP

5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Bluewater Ctr., 145 Pine Haven Shores Rd., Shelburne. (See Sunday, Feb. 18 for complete details.)

ONgOiNg eveNts airPOrt Park NOrdiC skiiNg aNd iCe skatiNg

8 a.m. - 9 p.m., Airport Park, 500 Colchester Point Rd., Colchester. Free.

Pets of the Week DOLORES 12 year old Spayed female Arrival Date: 1/9/2018 Breed: Domestic short hair – tortoise shell Reason here: I was found as a stray

SUMMARY: Dolores is one lucky kitty! She was found frozen to a sleeping bag outside in the cold. When Animal Control arrived on scene, Dolores was not responsive and they thought that she was deceased. During her transport to HSCC, Dolores suddenly let out a loud MEOW! She was alive! Upon arrival, Dolores received some much needed fluids, food and medical care. Her paws were pretty badly injured and she was exhausted! It took her a week to start feeling better, but she is now starting to blossom and her purrsonality is showing! Dolores has shown us that she loves a good lap and that she is ready to be loved on by her new people.Dogs: Caramel has successfully met a dog at HSCC and may do well with others Cats: I have no known history with cats Dogs: I have no known history with dogs

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COLCHESTER POLICE REPORTS FEB. 5 - 12 WaRNINGS: 45 TICkETS 8 Speeding 6 Using portable electronic device (first violation) 3 Vehicle not inspected over 15 days 2 Person required to register 2 Operating after suspension/revocation/refusal (first offense) 2 Passing school bus 2 Use of portable electronic device - school zone (first violation) 1 Obedience to traffic control devices 1 Operating after suspension/revocation/refusal (second offense) 1 Using portable electronic device (subsequent violation in two years) 1 Parking without authorization on public grounds (winter parking ban) 1 Failing to display front registration plate 1 Vehicle entering from private road 1 Failing to display front registration plate 1 Operating without a license aRRESTS 3 Driving with a criminally suspended license 2 Simple assault 1 DUI (second and subsequent offense)

1 Violation of conditions of release (travel, curfew or contact) 1 Violation of conditions of release (other) 1 Disorderly conduct (all other) 1 Unlawful mischief (misdemeanor) 1 Negligent operation TUESDaY, FEB. 6 2:01 a.m., DLS on Macrea Rd. 8:57 a.m., Suspicious event on Blakely Rd. 1:50 p.m., Juvenile problem; location withheld 1:50 p.m., Suspicious event on Bean Rd. 1:58 p.m., Motor vehicle complaint on Roosevelt Hwy. 2:47 p.m., Medical; location withheld 2:59 p.m., Burglary on Bay Rd. 2:59 p.m., Burglary on Main St. 3:31 p.m., Juvenile problem; location withheld 4:50 p.m., Medical; location withheld 5:31 p.m., Motor vehicle complaint on Prim Rd. 7:08 p.m., Motor vehicle complaint on Blakely Rd./Williams Rd. 10:28 p.m., DLS on Ethan Allen Ave. 11:53 p.m., Animal problem on Bean Rd. WEDNESDaY, FEB. 7 6:59 a.m., Found/lost property on Blakely Rd./ Williams Rd. 8:38 a.m., Drugs on Farnsworth Rd. 10:13 a.m., TRO/FRO service on Julie Dr. 11:06 a.m., Larceny - other, on Whispering Pines 12:43 p.m., Juvenile problem; location withheld

2:21 p.m., Accident with property damage on Roosevelt Hwy./U.S. Route 2 4:40 p.m., Suspicious event on Mountain View Dr. 6:58 p.m., Medical; location withheld 10:14 p.m., Disturbance on Lincoln Dr. 11:28 p.m., Motor vehicle complain on Roosevelt Hwy./S. Park Dr. THURSDaY, FEB. 8 12:55 p.m., Accident with property damage on Roosevelt Hwy./Champlain Dr. 2:06 p.m., Trespass on College Pkwy. 2:26 p.m., Disorderly conduct on Blakely Rd. 6:07 p.m., Suspicious event on Nice Way 7:29 p.m., Medical; location withheld 10:40 p.m., Suspicious event on Jasper Mine Rd./ Mayo Rd. 10:45 p.m., Mental health issue; location withheld 11:22 p.m., Assault - simple on Rathe Rd. 11:56 p.m., Suicidal subject/suicide attempt; location withheld FRIDaY, FEB. 9 4:21 a.m., Medical; location withheld 7:30 a.m., Domestic disturbance; location withheld 7:38 a.m., Juvenile problem; location withheld 8:18 a.m., Juvenile problem; location withheld 9:52 a.m., Motor vehicle complaint on Laker Ln. 10:35 a.m., DLS on Roosevelt Hwy./Exit 16

12:02 p.m., Animal problem on Main St. 12:16 p.m., Motor vehicle complaint on E. Lakeshore Dr./Bay Rd. 1:33 p.m., Drugs on Williams Rd./McHawk Dr. 2:20 p.m., DLS on Williams Rd./McHawk Dr. 3:22 p.m., Fraud on Shore Acres Dr. 3:28 p.m., Found/lost property on Porters Point Rd. 3:42 p.m., Larceny from motor vehicle on Ethan Allen Ave. 4 p.m., Domestic disturbance; location withheld 6:53 p.m., Violation of conditions of release on Jasper Mine Rd. 7:36 p.m., Suspicious event on Abigail Dr. SaTURDaY, FEB. 10 4:27 a.m., Assist with K-9 on Pearl St. 10:34 a.m., Domestic disturbance; location withheld 11:51 a.m., Simple assault on Gorge Rd. 11:58 a.m., Accident with property damage on Severance Rd./Kathleen Ln. 12:25 p.m., Medical; location withheld 4:27 p.m., Suspicious event on Porters Point Rd. 4:30 p.m., Accident with personal injury on Roosevelt Hwy./Sunderland Woods Rd. 7:54 p.m., Domestic disturbance; location withheld 11:19 p.m., Intoxication on Sullivan Ln. SUNDaY, FEB. 11 12:56 a.m., Medical; location withheld

1:10 a.m., Intoxication on Alumni Corners 6:56 a.m., Motor vehicle complaint on East Rd. 11:19 a.m., Larceny from a person on Lower Mountain Dr. 11:33 a.m., Accident with property damage on Severance Rd./Wall St. 3:51 p.m., Trespass on Lower Mountain View Dr. 6:43 p.m., Accident with property damage on College Pkwy./Campus Rd. 7:07 p.m., Found/lost property on Place St. Michael 7:48 p.m., Suspicious event on Creek Farm Rd. 7:55 p.m., DUI on Porters Point Rd. 8:39 p.m., Stolen vehicle on Abigail Dr. 10:20 p.m., Domestic disturbance; location withheld MONDaY, FEB. 12 8 a.m., Medical; location withheld 11:47 a.m., Suspicious event on Abigail Dr. 2:10 p.m., Subpoena service on Lincoln Dr. 2:46 p.m., Juvenile problem; location withheld 4:41 p.m., Animal problem on Bay Rd. 5:03 p.m., TRO/FRO service on Julie Dr. 6:41 p.m., Medical; location withheld 6:53 p.m., Suspicious event on Prim Rd. 7:21 p.m., Suspicious event on Laker Ln. 9:15 p.m., Motor vehicle complaint on Severance Rd. TOTaL INCIDENTS: 248

This log represents a sample of incidents in the date range. For more information, call the non-emergency number: 264-5556


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Scott and Jan Plaza of Essex announce the engagement of their daughter Erin, of Colchester, to Matthew Gamache, son of Jayne Gamache of Colchester and Ted and Liz Gamache of St. Albans. A fall wedding is planned.

That’s just the human aspect: A photographer must also battle the terrain. Companion stakes out new venues before the wedding day, plotting backups in case of bad weather, and she has a phone app that shows where the sun will set. Even after all that planning, photographers still must react to what’s in front of them. Companion said experience helps her confidently suggest small changes that will go a long way toward the final product. “It's so good when you have a couple that is easy to work with: They're up for anything. They trust you,” Companion said. Her favorite shoots are bridal portraits, detail shots and the “first look,” a tradition-bucking trend where couples meet pre-wedding instead of waiting until the ceremony. It makes for a more romantic scene, Companion said, and allows couples to release their emotions before the big moment. She typically leaves the wedding with about 2,000 photos before winnowing that to about 600 to send to the couple. She then creates the wedding album, and after two rounds of edits, delivers the finished product. Companion booked 15 weddings her first year. But she leaves most feeling drained, and with so many in a row, the shoots can feel more daunting than anything. “That's going to compromise my creativity,” she said. She’s now aiming for five or six this year. Like many photographers, weddings serve as a supplement to Companion’s main ambition. She hopes to one day open a gallery of fine art photography. Until then, she can be found crouched in grassy knolls or tiptoeing during toasts in search of the perfect shot.

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Michael and Claudia Cabral of Colchester are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Cabral, to Nathan Haag, son of Michael and Anne Haag of Gansevoort, N.Y. Emily is a graduate of Cornell University and is a commercial lender for NBT Bank in Burlington. Nate is a graduate of Plattsburgh State University and works in human resources for Keurig Green Mountain in Williston. A September 2018 wedding is planned.

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or this year's bridal section, we asked Colchester residents to submit their vintage wedding photos. The result was a wonderful trip down memory lane. Congratulations to every celebrating a special anniversary this year!

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COLIN KERI COMI Colin writes, "Year: 1995. Dress: Classic. Festivities: Cocktail hour in an historic town hall in Walpole, N.H. and dinner reception at the Putney Inn, Putney, Vt.!"

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MARIE AL PUTTLITZ Marie writes, "This is a photo of my husband, Al, and me on our wedding day, July 14, 1962. I loved my dress, and hoops were popular, but they were uncomfortable and were always in the way. I would not choose one today. My headpiece was a crown, and I felt like a queen! Our reception was held at the Thatched Cottage in Centerport, Long Island, N.Y. It was a No. 1 wedding venue on the water. It had an upside down ice cream cone fountain, a wishing well and the room was beautiful. "A funny aside ... we were the last ones to arrive at the reception because the limo we rented got a flat tire a few blocks from the church! My new husband, in a white tuxedo, helped the limo driver change the tire! How he didn't get it dirty I don't know, but he did take off his jacket.

"We had a cocktail hour with many Italian foods like antipasto, chicken fingers and shrimp. We were full by the time we sat down to dinner of veal scallopini, filet mignon and two pasta dishes! We had a traditional wedding cake but also Italian pastries and Italian cookies. It was a wonderful day, and we look forward to celebrating our 56th anniversary this July 14. "I have been back once to the place of our reception, but found out that the newest owner has been arrested and jailed in December 2017 for fraud and taking advantage of workers! It has been sold and hopefully will be brought back to the beautiful venue I remember. It also had quite a bit of damage from Hurricane Sandy, but July 14, 1962 was a beautiful, memorable day!"

PAMELA PALMER JACOBS

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3 Steps for an Injury-Free Winter Winter is well underway. This season, patients come through our doors with painful reminders of the downside of living and playing in our beautiful, if chilly, state. Want to get through the cold without incident? Here are three things you can do.

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early symptoms blisters. If you think you have frostbite on your feet, try not to walk, as you may cause further harm. Get to a warm place as soon as possible. Dry the frostbitten area completely and very slowly warm the frostbitten areas. Don’t use direct heat or you may burn your skin. Wrap the affected area in a blanket and seek medical treatment. If you are in pain or if your skin remains numb or doesn’t return to its regular color, seek emergency care.

2. Be vigilant when the power’s out ous. You can take steps recommended by Vermont Emergency Management to avoid hazards associated with losing power: Stay away from downed power lines and make sure your power company

knows about them. Never drive over them. If clearing trees or limbs, make sure they are not in contact with power lines. Trees and branches can conduct electricity and electrocute you. If you run a generator,

make sure it is well outside your living area (not in an attached garage) and far enough away from windows or other places where exhaust could enter your home. Carbon monoxide is

deadly and odorless, so be sure that you have a working carbon monoxide detector in your home – especially if you run a generator at any time.

snow; winter itself increases your risk of heart attack. Being in cold temperatures causes your blood vessels to constrict, making your body work harder to move blood around and help the heart to function at its best, increasing your cardiac risk. Overheating can become an issue too, if the many layers you

might don before tackling the driveway become too much after you exert yourself. Overheating causes blood vessels to dilate, which lowers blood pressure dramatically. If you are overdressed or feeling too warm while exerting yourself, it is best to slow down, take a break, or take off a layer of clothing.

3. Shoveling? Baby your back and your HEART! Shoveling snow is the cause of many winter injuries – some you wouldn’t expect. Many arise when normally sedentary people exert themselves to clear the driveway and get on with their lives. If you haven’t exercised in a while, take particular care when shoveling—you might even warm up with

a few stretches indoors before tackling the task. All shovelers should baby their backs by bending at the knees, rather than the waist and pushing snow whenever possible, rather than throwing it. Absolutely avoid twisting your back, which can cause herniated disks. To avoid falls, which cause many serious shov-

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Vermont already saw some big storms this year. Most of us are no strangers to power outages. While nobody considers them fun (except for candles, which can be nice), they can be truly danger-

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Frostbite – it’s when your skin (usually on your hands or feet) actually freezes. Prevent it by covering your extremities, especially in very cold temperatures or if you will be outdoors for a long time. If you find yourself unprotected in the cold unexpectedly, tuck your hands under your armpits to protect them. It’s time to go indoors if your skin feels numb and develops white patches – the pre-cursors to frostbite. Skin with frostbite becomes dark gray, hardens or develops

Essex Reporter, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018

eling injuries, wear good boots while shoveling and make sure your vision is not obscured by hats or other clothing. Perhaps the worst shoveling injuries – though not the most common – are heart attacks. Not only do many otherwise-inactive people over-exert themselves while shoveling

Local Health Events & Classes Feb. 19 – Feb. 26 Monday, Feb. 19 – Exercise Class for Older Adults

Tuesday, Feb. 20 – Living with a Chronic Health Condition?

Monday, Feb. 26 – Mindfulness Tools for Health and Wellness

Monday, Feb. 19 – Yoga for Patients with Chronic Conditions

Thursday, Feb. 22 – Help for Depression, Anxiety and More

The UVM Medical Center offers free educational programs, healthy lifestyle classes, and workshops. Pre-registration is required.

Monday, Feb. 19 –Mindfulness Tools for Health and Wellness

Monday, Feb. 26 – Exercise Class for Older Adults

For more information, visit www. UVMHealth.org/MedCenter or call 802-847-7222.

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ealth means something a bit different to everyone. For some, the picture of health is running 5Ks with family. For others, it’s being able to manage a chronic condition such as hypertension or diabetes without needing to go to the Emergency Department. For still others, health means being able to kneel on the living room floor without pain and play with our grandchildren. There’s a common thread – when we’re healthy, we are able to enjoy the things that bring meaning to our lives. Health care today is no longer about just taking care of patients who come to the hospital when they’re very sick. It’s about developing habits that help us all get and stay as healthy as possible. We know that it can be difficult to manage a condition like diabetes without a reliable place to store medication. That healthy eating can be a challenge when the produce aisle at the grocery store seems daunting and expensive. And that “getting in shape” can seem impossible when you barely have time to run errands after work. Exciting partnerships are taking root in our community right now that will help each one of us improve our health, no matter where we’re starting. The UVM Medical Center is proud to work with partners in housing, the local food industry, and fitness, to name a few. I’m excited to introduce this column, which will discuss those partnerships and health questions that many of us have at one time or another. I hope that this space will remind you that small steps can make a big difference on the lifelong journey of caring for ourselves. Some weeks, we will talk about seasonal health issues we’re all experiencing together. You’ll see that this week we’ve included some tips for staying safe in cold weather, and a recipe for a healthy twist on comfort food. In the coming weeks and months, I also hope to introduce you to some of the community organizations whose partnership is central to our work combating the opioid epidemic, helping people get the care they need at home, and many other initiatives that will improve life for all of us. In my time at the UVM Medical Center, I have been impressed every day with the ideas and energy that Vermonters bring to the table – whether we’re discussing our gardens, our hobbies, or our health care. I hope that you will join us in the discussion, and that this space offers a way for us to connect and get to know one another. Do you have questions about health, or is there something you’d like to see us discuss in this space? Please get in touch at karrie.rich@uvmhealth.org. ––– Eileen Whalen, MHA, RN, is a former trauma nurse who now leads The University of Vermont Medical Center. She currently serves as co-chair of the RiseVT board, and co-chair of the Chittenden County Opioid Alliance board.

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Ingredients: • 1 lb. box of dried pasta • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter • 1/2 onion, finely chopped • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped • 1 tsp dried thyme • 4 Tbsp flour • 2 cups milk • 2 cups grated cheddar • 2 cups butternut squash puree • 1 tsp Dijon mustard • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg • 1/4 tsp cayenne • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions: • Cook pasta in a large pot of salted, boiling water. Drain 2 minutes shy of package instructions and set aside. • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and thyme, cooking until onions are soft (~5 minutes). Stir in flour and cook for about 3 minutes, then add milkstirring until sauce begins to thicken (a few minutes).

• Remove sauce from heat and stir in cheddar. Add squash, mustard, nutmeg, cayenne, and black pepper and mix in. Season to taste with salt. • Pour cheese sauce over pasta until sufficiently coated. Using a spatula, transfer to a 9x13-inch baking dish. • Bake in a 375 degree oven until sauce bubbles around the edges (25-30 minutes).

The University of Vermont Medical Center is the community hospital for residents of Chittenden County and part of The University of Vermont Health Network, which serves patients throughout Vermont and Northern New York. To learn more about what we offer, please visit www.UVMHealth.org/MedCenter

Colchester Sun: February 15, 2018  

Malletts Bay holds seventh annual hockey classic; district shifts health curriculum in younger grades

Colchester Sun: February 15, 2018  

Malletts Bay holds seventh annual hockey classic; district shifts health curriculum in younger grades

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