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February 16, 2017 • The Colchester Sun •1

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Vol. 16 No. 7

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Voters to consider charter changes By MICHAELA HALNON


fter weighing the merits of two budgets and eight candidates, voters will be asked to consider several amendments to Colchester’s charter this Town Meeting Day. Broken into several items, the changes include removing the grand juror as an elected position, requiring the online publication of selectboard policies, changing the threshold for emergency appropriations from 2 to 4 percent and adding statutory language to the appointment of the town manager. Residents will also decide whether to add language to the powers and duties of the town manager, including updating the procedure for the manager’s removal, with cause. Clarifying language regarding budget timing and ethical conduct will also be proposed. The ballot items also add three new sections: requiring See CHARTER, page 2



Two players battle for a puck during the 6th Annual Lake Champlain Pond Hockey Classic last Saturday on Malletts Bay. The event drew 900 participants on 125 different teams from all across the country, from Michigan to Virginia to Rhode Island. Four called Colchester home: IntoxNskated, Hosers, Lucky Pucks and Sputies After One. The games take place over three days spanning five different divisions. See more photos of the games on page 4.

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Florists arrange for snowy holiday

PHOTO BY KAYLEE SULLIVAN Sammy Minter, left, dances with his buddy, Angella Pratt, at Essex Alliance Church's Night to Shine prom last Friday night. Pratt, of Colchester, also accamponied Minter to his high school prom as his caregiver.

Kings and queens shine at prom

Essex Alliance hosts dance for people with disabilities By KAYLEE SULLIVAN The lights were dimmed last Friday night as blue and red strobes flashed in the Essex Alliance Church gymnasium, where guests broke out in funky dance moves at the end of a red carpet, cloaked under a large balloon arch. One of 350 churches world-

wide to host Night to Shine, a prom organized by the Tim Tebow Foundation, Essex Alliance welcomed 85 guests with disabilities and about 140 caregivers and 250 volunteers. “Tonight has been really awesome because it’s been allowing me to have a great social opportunity and see friends I haven’t seen in long time,” guest

Bennett Townley, 19, said. As songs like the “Cupid Shuffle,” “We Are Family” and “The Cha Cha Slide” blasted from the speakers, attendees between ages 14 and 70 swayed back and forth and waved their hands in the air as laughter escaped their wide smiles. See PROM, page 4

PHOTO BY KAYLEE SULLIVAN Cheryl Delorme, a 20-year floral designer at Claussen's Florist, Greenhouse and Perennial Farm, talks about the busy hours leading up to the Valentine's Day rush.



foot of snow may have dropped on Chittenden County overnight this week, but for local florists gearing up for Valentine’s Day, the show had to go on. Ribbons were carefully cut and swirled around vases, and particularly picked flowers were placed amongst greenery as the creative design process flurried around Essex and Colchester flower shops last Monday, Feb. 13.

“A good florist always carries a shovel, right?” joked Jon Houghton of Maplehurst Florist in Essex, noting when it comes to Valentine’s Day weather, you just never know. In the midst of one of their busiest times of the year, Maplehurst and Colchester’s Claussen’s trudged on. In Essex late Monday afternoon, about 80 arrangements were ready for a Tuesday delivery. Over at Claussen’s, a couple hundred deliveries went out between the 13th and 14th. See FLORISTS, page 3

The bay by any other name By MICHAELA HALNON A morning commute through Chimney Corners is uneventful, most days. A few gas stations, stoplights and road markers generally draw little attention. A particularly congested day at intersection, however, allows for a second look at the green and white directional signs. Just after the Colchester town line, one road sign heralds “Malletts Bay” ahead. Less than a half-mile later, the directions printed in otherwise identical form point drivers to “Mallets Bay,” dropping the second “T.” The discrepancy is subtle, of course, working al-

most like a “spot the difference” game in the Sunday comics. But the small variation offers a look into a widespread uncertainty that has plagued the town for centuries. As Colchester historian Inge Schaefer tells it, the Malletts confusion stems from more than just a failed See MALLETTS BAY, page 3 AT LEFT: PHOTO BY MICHAELA HALNON A road sign in Colchester directs drivers to "Mallets Bay," dropping the second "T" in the traditional spelling of the region. The name confusion dates back to pre-Revolutionary times.

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LOCAL CHARTER from page 1 multi-year capital budgets through voter-approved capital plans, adopting and periodically reviewing a conflict of interest policy and reviewing the charter itself every five years. A governance committee, including David Usher, Bud Meyers, Curt Taylor and Mickey Palmer, reviewed the charter and recommended this year’s suite of changes. Many towns do not have charters, town manager Dawn Francis noted. The document, which must be approved by the state legislature, functions as a “constitution” and gives towns more authority over certain aspects of governing. This is the third round of amendments to Colchester’s charter, which was enacted in 1969. The first update came in 2014 and changed arcane language like “selectman” to more gender-neutral terms. In 2015, voters approved adding the local option tax. The 2014 ballot also asked residents to allow the town clerk to function as an appointed position, rather than an elected office. The measure failed by 13 votes and will not appear again this Town Meeting Day. “Voters said no,” Francis said. “We didn’t want to revisit it too soon.” Still, she said she hopes to offer the amendment again in the future. Longtime town clerk Karen Richard is nearing retirement, Francis noted, and said she

wants to be sure a qualified clerk replaces her. Francis called some of the charter updates “no brainers.” Most selectboard policies are already published online, for example. And the ethical conduct policy is already in place for town employees and would simply extend to the elected and appointed positions, Francis said. “We’re ahead of the curve,” Francis said. “I know the state is having a big debate about ethics right now.” Others, like changing the emergency appropriations threshold, may prove more controversial. The item doubles the amount of money the town can spend in an emergency without a public vote, moving from $250,000 to $500,000. It was the subject of a lengthy discussion at a selectboard meeting last month, with several members saying they worried about the implications of increased spending power without public input. Francis said she understood the concern but is confident the change is necessary. “This community is very conservative in terms of allowing the selectboard or staff to have authority to spend money,” Francis said. “But I think we’ve addressed those concerns.” As it stands, town officials would have to warn a special town meeting after a local emergency to spend more than $250,000. That voting process would take a couple months, Francis said, and could leave residents

waiting for necessary aid. She pointed to the washed out dip near Smith Estates on Lakeshore Drive and the Morehouse Brook culvert project, the latter completed this summer after a sinkhole all but swallowed a pickup truck. “Had that been worse, we would have needed an appropriation to go in and fix it,” Francis said, noting emergencies would be even harder to address within the set budget at the end of a fiscal year. Discussing one update, the removal of the town manager, was slightly awkward for Francis. The amendment requires a manager to be removed by a “majority of the entire selectboard” after finding “cause for removal” – defined in case law as “some substantial shortcoming detrimental to the employer’s interests.” “It’s trying to be more advisory,” Francis said. “A selectboard member, should they be considering getting rid of a town manager, can look to the charter for guidance and not put the town at risk.” Francis said she plans to ask a selectboard member to present the update at Town Meeting, rather than explaining it to voters herself. The annual pre-Town Meeting will take place on Monday, March 6 at 7 p.m. Voting by Australian ballot will be held on Tuesday, March 7 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Colchester High School. For a complete list of the proposed amendments to the town charter, visit

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PHOTO BY TOM MARBLE The granite stone bench donated by the St. Mike's senior class of 2017 will be placed at a popular outlook known as 'The View,' located across the street from the college's campus.

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hen they depart from their soonto-be alma mater in the spring, the senior class at St. Michael’s College in Colchester will be the first to leave behind a tangible senior gift in six years. After a couple brainstorming sessions over the past weeks, the senior gift committee decided to raise money for a granite stone bench to be situated at The View – a popular overlook showcasing Mount Mansfield across from the college campus. “It’s a peaceful spot where people can just go and relax,” said Ally Huttick, co-chair of the senior gift committee. The bench will also include a plaque that reads “Class of 2017,” along with a quote the seniors will vote on in the coming weeks. “It is really is difficult to summarize four years with one quote because of all the experiences we’ve had,” said Mike McCarthy, co-chair of the gift committee. “Although it may be difficult to put into words, people understand the sentiment.” The group kicked off fundraising efforts last Tuesday, starting with tabling events in the student center. Seniors were encouraged to donate $20.17, and those who did received a St. Mike’s pint glass. The chilly weather, Huttick said, has been helpful for the committee. “A bunch of seniors have been walking by [the tables] because it’s so cold, they don’t want to walk around,” Huttick chuckled. As of Friday, the 20-member committee had solicited donations from 68 seniors and raised around $1,300. Ultimately, they would like to have 50 percent of the senior class give a donation and raise a total of $2,300. “It’s a very ambitious goal for sure,” said Michaela Rivers, St. Mike’s assistant director for annual giving. “The Class of 2016 reached 42 percent, which is really great.” If the committee continues to receive donations at that rate, Rivers said, it would most likely exceed their monetary goal. If that happens, the senior class will vote on which campus institution to gift the extra funds. “If we do surpass our goal, our hope is

THIS BENCH IS AN OBJECT THAT SAYS, 'WE MADE IT.' Ally HUDDICK, ST. MICHAEl'S SENIOR GIFT COMMITTEE to direct that money in a way that really embodies everyone’s thoughts,” McCarthy said. “People have floated the idea of giving back to the Bergeron Wellness Center.” For its next fundraising event, the committee plans to table at the men’s and women’s senior night basketball games on February 18 as a way to reach more seniors and show support for the teams. “Because seniors are living on different parts of campus, it’s hard to get the whole class together so we looked for an event that would bring us together,” McCarthy said. The committee hopes to have the bench installed at The View before graduation, Rivers said, but if that doesn’t work out, she said it may be part of alumni weekend events. While the bench will serve as a symbol of the 2017 senior class’ pride in their college, it is also a way to honor the four St. Mike’s community members – Jeremy Collins, Will Peterson, the Rev. Michael Cronogue and Donna Oles – who died this past semester. Though it won’t be dedicated to anyone specifically, the bench will represent the class’ solidarity and ability to overcome the collective loss they experienced, McCarthy said. “In a way, for the senior class, I think the bench is an object that says, ‘We made it. We made it through this year together as a class,”’ Huttick said. “This is kind of showing that united front.”

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FLORISTS from page 1 To make this happen, Houghton said florists need to be patient, energized and perpetually prepared. While some customers call or walk in the door with a special customization in mind, others don’t quite know, which is where the patience comes in, Houghton said. “It’s mainly men walking in the door, a little bit panicked, a little more excitement in their voice that they’ve gotta get the product out and delivered, and make sure that they choose something that’s just perfect for their sweetheart, which is always kind of a challenge,” Claussen’s Chris Conant said with a grin. Conant, who’s been with the florist, greenhouse and perennial farm for 38 years, is starting to see a third generation of customers arrive at his shop for the heartshaped chocolate boxes and red and pink flowers. Preparing for these purchases though, isn’t simple, he explained: The process begins after the Christmas holiday. Flowers are delivered to Claussen’s three or four days before the Feb. 14 holiday, but ribbons are made into bows and bas-

PHOTO BY KAYLEE SULLIVAN Ready for delivery, an assortment of potted plants at Claussen's holds three cards spelling out "I love you," one from each of the Valentine's children.

es are taped long before. Vases filled with greenery also lined both shops’ flower coolers in preparation for last-minute customers requesting an arrangement. That way, half the work is already done, Conant explained. When customers come in lastminute, which they often do, employees try and put them at ease, Brenda Wheel of Claussen’s said. “It doesn’t matter, we have

the flowers, we’re gonna fix you up with something,” she added. “Bring it on.” As she spoke, the phone rang as one fellow employee chatted with a customer and another stood delicately arranging an assortment in the design area — a place Houghton compared to the kitchen of a restaurant. While the desks may get a bit

messy, much of the behind-thescenes organization comes from keeping detailed notes of previous years’ orders, including popular purchases, trendy items and the weather, Wheel, a 37-year employee, said. When the 13th approaches, Claussen’s 20-year floral designer Cheryl Delorme said she knows her feet and back are going to hurt, usually clocking a 10 to 12 hour workday. The 13th, she said, is the shop’s busiest arrangement day, while the 14th is coined as a hectic delivery time. Some deliveries, Houghton explained, are more thought-out or symbolic than others. He remembered delivering a dozen roses from a man serving overseas: 11 fresh, one silk. “I’ll love you until the last rose wilts,” the attached card read. For sentiments such as this, somebody has to be the messenger. “It’s not so much us the florists so much as it’s the flowers as the vehicle to convey the message,” Houghton said. Whether it’s a flower, two or a dozen, the picking process is an experience, Houghton said. Mother’s Day, Maplehurst’s busiest time of the year, is the same in that regard, he added. When holidays like February 14 fall on a snowy day, both shops

see less walk-in traffic, their owners explained as they stood in relatively quiet atmospheres last Monday, minus the phones ringing and fellow employees chatting. There’s more traffic, too, when Valentine’s Day falls on or near a weekend. Houghton said his shop gets double the customers then. Whether it was the snow or the day of the week, both shop owners said they face the reality that customers are deterred from making the extra stop at their shops. Instead, they may settle on a box of chocolates or bouquet from the grocery store out of convenience. “People who give flowers give flowers very traditionally, and they don’t give up just because it’s snowing,” Wheel said, expecting the absent Monday crowd to show up Tuesday. “We’re Vermonters, so if we did that, we wouldn’t eat – we wouldn’t do anything.” Some customers couldn’t imagine someone not wanting to get flowers, such as Sue Phillips of Colchester, who was picking up a rose and chocolate on behalf of her 15-year-old son. People like Phillips are what keep the bows tying and designers’ hands flying during the love-filled holiday. “It’s verification that flowers are wanted, and it’s a viable industry,” Houghton said.

MALLETTS BAY from page 1 spellcheck. In fact, the puzzlement dates back to prerevolutionary times. “The bay by any other name may be Mallet,” Schaefer wrote in her book “Images of America: Colchester.” The scenic body of water is named for Cpt. Stephen Mallett (or was it Mallet?), a reportedly “high-seas swashbuckler,” known for his independent spirit and grouchy demeanor. He built a home and ran a rough and tumble tavern on the bay, Schaefer said, fearing neither “principalities nor powers.” “He was kind of isolated,” Schaefer said. “It’s kind of comical. Supposedly there are gold coins and different treasures that might have been hidden around Colchester by these questionable characters.” Some Vermont historians believe Mallett settled in Colchester even before the American Revolution, refusing to fully pledge allegiance to the British monarchy or to the newly formed American colonies. “It seems that he never accepted the Treaty of Peace which gave control over his lands to the English,” Vermont historian Ralph Nading Hill wrote. “His sympathies were on the side of the rebellion, for he welcomed spies and smugglers into his home all through the Revolutionary period.” There’s even a firsthand account from Vermont

PHOTO BY MICHAELA HALNON The Malletts Bay School is one of several prominent landmarks in Colchester that spell the region with two "L's" and two "T's." Historians blame widespread confusion regarding Malletts Bay's spelling on Cpt. Stephen Mallett, the bay's namesake.

founder Ira Allen, who came across Mallett’s encampment near the end of Marble Island Road. “His settlement had the appearance of great antiquity,” Allen wrote. Yet the historic documents, all telling Mallett’s tale, are dotted with a wide variety of spellings. Schaefer said she’s seen the pirate figure called Malet, Mallet and Mallett. Even his first name, Stephen, has come into question with some historians favoring Jean-Pierre or Pierre instead. A Frenchman, Mallett may have originally pronounced his surname (however it was spelled) “Ma-lay.” Schaefer said the rhyming “Ma-lay Bay” may have stuck for a short time, but locals eventually favored the hard consonant sound. And despite a 1860s campaign to change the bay’s name to Winooski Bay, Schaefer said the scoundrel Cpt. Mallett’s legacy has lived on throughout the

town – nearly always with two “L’s” and two “T’s.” “It is the more accepted spelling,” Schaefer said. “It’s just the one that has stuck for most people that are local here.” Certainly, most of Colchester’s attractions use that version on clearly labeled signs – Malletts Bay School, Malletts Bay Fire Department and Malletts Bay Cemetery to name a few. Even so, as a longtime Colchester resident, Schaefer can rattle off several “alternately spelled” signs with ease. Some were replaced, she said, while others remain standing – perhaps a little defiantly. The most popular variation keeps the double “L” and drops the second “T,” she said. Dozens of online real estate listings regale the beauty of cabins on the sandy cove of “Mallets Bay.” Others review the amenities at the “Mallet’s Bay Campground” and advertise for the “Mal-

lets Bay Boat Club.” And while internet search engines ask, “did you

mean Malletts Bay?” Microsoft Word underlines the moniker in red, suggesting “Mallets,” instead. “The more you’re unsure, the more apt you are to just use one ‘T,’” Schaefer said. She’s seen the various spellings pop up in town reports, city records and even (gulp!) the local newspaper. “You know, you want to pull your hair out,” Schaefer said, laughing. Indeed, The Sun has not been wholly consistent in a few of our printed editions. A photo caption in our June 4, 2015 edition called Dave Scibek the fire chief in “Mallets Bay.” An article published a

few months later reviewed a restaurant 45 minutes away from the “Mallet’s Bay area,” apostrophe included. The Mallett name may be such a bone of contention, Schaefer speculates, because it represents more than just the name of a busy road or local school – it’s personal. Schaefer said the distinct sections of town mean many locals believe they live in Malletts Bay, not Colchester. “It’s difficult to kind of get that sense of community,” she said. “Spelling the names right would be a big help.”

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Hockey classic returns to Bay

Clockwise from top: 1) A crowd formed at the frozen Malletts Bay, the site for the 6th Annual Pond Hockey Classic, a threeday tournament from Friday, Feb. 10 to Sunday, Feb. 12. 2) Two teams hash it out in front of the mini goals during the tournament games portion of last weekend's classic. 3) A member of The Bulldogs, of Providence, R.I., tries to get past a defender during the tournament last Saturday.

PROM from page 1 For some, it was their first prom; for others, it was their first date. In Kaitlyn Hollden’s case, it was both. The 28year old Colchester resident went to her homecoming but never prom. This time, she was crowned queen, and her date was capped king, along with the 83 other guests. “The joy on the hearts of these children takes your breath away,” event co-chair Bill Smith said. “When we say children, we say it loosely,” his wife and co-chair, Susan Smith, said of the guests and their "uniquely able" daughter. “Because our daughter is 43, but they’re kind of kids in their hearts. And they’re pure; pure hearts, pure joy, loving; it’s like God gifted

them with something extra, which is love.” Purposely scheduled the weekend before Valentine’s Day, the night was founded on showering the attendees with love and care, Sarah McNulty of Essex Alliance said. Once arriving at the church, guests checked in, received a nametag and met their “buddy” of the night before heading to the hair and makeup room, where they got dolled up for free. Shoes were shined, hair was curled and sparkly flats were slipped on before they climbed into a limo, which escorted them a few dozen yards down the drive to the gym. As the limo doors opened, the passengers’ names were loudly announced before they were escorted down the red car-

PHOTO BY KAYLEE SULLIVAN Kaitlyn Hollden of Colchester, right, and Alicia Scott wait for their limo ride to Essex Alliance Church last Friday night.

involved in the disabled community. “I actually went to his high school prom with him,” she said of her guest, Sammy Minter. She’s done personal care for Minter for 10 years;

pet as paparazzi surrounded them with flashing cameras. To Angella Pratt’s surprise, a “buddy” from Colchester, she was matched with a familiar guest. A special educator, Pratt is highly

last year, they ventured to Disney together. An hour or so into the event, Minter stepped away from his walker and into Pratt’s arms, moving and grooving on the dance floor. Parents and caregivers watched from a room above, enjoying a catered meal. “We’ve got all them accounted for,” one woman said, leaning on her husband’s shoulder. Down by the food tables, which showcased cotton candy, popcorn and fried favorites, Cindy Rickson stood with her 23-year old daughter, Caitlin. Rickson couldn’t decide who was more excited: her

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or her daughter. One thing she knew for sure, though, was this prom was more enjoyable than Caitlin’s high school one. “Caitlin has been tolerated, patronized and accommodated for, but she’s never been celebrated,” Rickson said. Last Friday night was all about the celebration. This year was the first time Night to Shine traveled to Vermont. Essex Alliance, along with another church in southern Vermont, brought the prom to life. When the pastor at Essex Alliance announced he’d like to adopt the event, the Smiths immediately jumped on board. Planning started in November, and they got the final go-head from the Tim Tebow Foundation in December. The Smiths saw it as a unique opportunity, one their daughter never had the chance to experience. As they began talking to other people in the community, they learned that many other parents with children with disabilities were in the same boat. “The excitement level is just off the charts,” Bill Smith said. Next year, they hope to pass the torch to their daughter’s pastor in San Diego. That way, she can have a night to shine, too. As for Essex, the cochairs said they’re already looking forward to making the 2018 Night to Shine bigger and better. “I’m just grateful for the opportunity for a lot of these kids and adults to get out and have a night of fun and just celebrate them and have a great time together,” Jennifer Townley said. Moments later, her son, Bennett, headed back into the red and blue lights with his new buddy by his side, ready to break out another dance move.

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Letters to the editor Dear voters, residents and taxpayers This year’s municipal budget has funding to maintain current services for our citizens. Steady growth over the past decade has increased the town’s need for municipal services. Nevertheless, we have eliminated one and reduced seven of 26 categories in our operating budget. Without accounting for non-tax revenues, the budget increase is 2.4 percent and comprised of 1.4 percent ($174,499) to maintain current services and 1 percent ($122,566) for additional services, which include: • $39,800 for volunteer fire departments ($6,200 for fire radio tower rental, $24,300 for Colchester Center Volunteer Fire Company and $9,300 for Malletts Bay Fire Department) • $50,366 for public works maintenance of Colchester’s 147 miles of public highways and sidewalks; these have increased by 10 percent in the last five years • $4,500 for four more hours per week of library adult programming • $19,900 for an additional seasonal police community service officer, special programs and technology • $4,000 to Special Services Transportation Agency for rides for seniors and persons with disabilities. We try hard to save money through staff restructuring, vehicle and equipment changes and energy efficiency. For example, the town is changing the police fleet from Chevy Tahoes to Ford Explorers and sedans. These changes will save $150,000 over 10 years in vehicle costs, reduce labor Dear Colchester community, As March approaches, and hopefully spring, my thoughts turn toward Town Meeting Day with a sense of hope and uncertainty. The Colchester School Board spent the last couple of months developing a responsible budget by balancing the needs of students with the impact to local taxpayers. When Superintendent Amy Minor recommended her ideal budget with a 3.61 percent increase, we understood the reasons why she proposed what she did. For example, our student numbers are not decreasing as some would think. They are actually projected to remain steady for the next few years. In conjunction with that, we are seeing a rise in students who are English language learners, which cries out for additional teachers who are specifically qualified to assist these students with their transition. But in the end, the estimated impact of a 3.61 percent increase for taxpayers was more than we

costs by $2,200 annually and cut fuel costs by $5,300 annually. We try to make the most of non-property tax revenues: 18 percent of our budget comes from non-tax revenues such as service fees. The first year’s receipts of the local option tax of $1,350,487 reduced our municipal tax rate by 5 percent because our annual debt service obligation of $627,964 is paid by non-property tax dollars. Assuming no additional voter approved capital projects are proposed and funded from the local option tax, we will have accumulated enough local option tax funding to be debt-free by 2021. The combined operating and capital budget is $11,486,876, net of non-property tax revenues, an increase of 1.77 percent ($199,423.37) over the FY17 combined budget. With projected 1.14 percent growth in the grand list, the estimated municipal tax rate for 2017-2018 is $0.5473; an increase of one-third of one cent or a .62 percent increase over the prior year. This year’s municipal tax rate is lower than it was six years ago. We ask that you support this budget with your vote. Find more budget info at: and our annual report. Sincerely, Colchester Selectboard Nadine Scibek, chairwoman; Herb Downing, Marc Landry, Tom Mulcahy, Jeffrey Bartley

could justify. So, we made some cuts and reductions where we could, trying our hardest to not have a negative impact on our programs for students, and settled on a 3.22 percent increase. The Colchester School District has worked hard to do more with less. Our student-teacher ratio is one of the highest in the state, and most notable, our per-pupil spending is the lowest in the area. We find ourselves competing with school districts who may be spending a few thousand dollars more per student, yet our test scores are competitive with these schools. With the above facts highlighted, I was confused and disillusioned over Gov. Phil Scott’s recommendation for school budgets. Not that his objectives don’t have some merit, but there is no way around the fact that leveling funding would, at a minimum, substantially increase our class size and cut our programs. The governor is a busy man and has far more concerns than the Colchester budget, but I’m certain that if

he sat down with the board, he would be hard pressed not to recognize that his recommendations would be harmful to our students. We say not here, not in Colchester! Like all good students, we the board, have done our homework with this budget. With the education standards and government mandates in mind, we are confident our $39 million budget is the minimum needed to educate our students and keep our district the pride of the community. When I scan the empty room during the school board meetings and note the empty email file, the silence is deafening. I hope that silence is an acknowledgment of support for the board, showing confidence in our efforts to give every child in Colchester the opportunity to succeed. Respectfully, Mike Rogers, chairman Colchester School Board


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Unfortunately, Vermont is one of 13 states that tax a portion of Social Security benefits. There are 28 states that fully exempt Social Security benefits from their state income taxes. Nine states, including our neighbor to the east, have no state income taxes at all. Of the 13 states that do exact a levy on Social Security benefits, Vermont is one of five that mimic the federal tax code. In our state, as with the feds, everyone gets at least a 15 percent exemption on Social Security benefits. If your federal taxable income is $25,000 or less (or less than $32,000 if married filing jointly), your Social Security benefits are completely exempt. If you make more than $25,000, your Social Security benefit exemption will vary between 15 and 50 percent, depending on your income. The problem with this federal formula is that it was adopted way back in 1984 and has never been adjusted for inflation. If the consumer price index had been applied each

The legislative session is now a month old, and the new leadership in the governor’s office, the Senate and the House are reaching full speed with many bills coming to floor for a vote. Last week the Senate passed an ethics bill, S.8, which creates important safeguards against the influence of money in politics, mandates candidates for statewide office disclose their previous year’s tax form, prevents legislators and top state officials from lobbying for a year after they leave office and creates an Ethics Commission act as a clearinghouse for citizen complaints. The Senate took three important steps to protect civil liberties: Introducing S.77, legislation supported by the governor and attorney general to prevent the federal government from using Vermont information to create a database of Muslims in the United States; passage of Senate Resolution 5 stating the Senate, “will oppose the weakening of federal See MAZZA, page 12

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TownNews Message of the Week: Winter Carnival thanks


he Town of Colchester would like to express its sincere thanks to the businesses, organizations, and volunteers that helped make this year’s winter carnival a success. Many Colchester High School students volunteered their time and energy. Your continued support and generosity is greatly appreciated—we couldn’t do it without you! Special thanks to the CHS National Honor Society students who helped on Friday and Saturday with setup, clean up, info booths, the arts and crafts room, playdough room and passport contest; and to Abbie Longchamp and Brooke Marcotte, CHS students that helped with all our sound and lighting in the new CHS theatre. They’re superstars! And thanks and kudos to the 2017 Winter Carnival Committee: Renee Barrett, Ronny Cummings, Kelley DesLauriers, Kathy LaRoche, Mary Beth Mooney and Tiera Porter. The group began planning from October for this event and put in many hours brainstorming new ideas, activities and attractions; gathering supplies, decorating, promoting and much more. We’d love to add more members to our committee, so if you enjoyed this year’s event, please consider joining! Call the parks & rec office to be added to the list. Office of the Assessor Bob Vickery We are working to finalize the 2016 grand list. We continue our reassessment of all mobile homes that are located in the five mobile home parks in town. We have found that the current level of assessment is not in line with the rest of the town’s assessments. This may mean a reduction in assessed values for some mobile homes. If you own a mobile home that is located in a Colchester park, please contact us at 264-5670 to schedule an appointment for an inspection. We will be conducting inspections of permits issued in the last year and correcting assessment records. If you’ve made changes to your dwelling or property over the last year, please call us to schedule an appointment for a site visit. Our annual field review will begin soon. For more information, please visit or call 264-5670. Office of the Town Clerk Karen Richard The local town/school election will be held on Tuesday, March 7. If you want to avoid the rush or will be out of town at that time, please exercise your right to cast your ballot early. You may request your ballot as you have done in the past: by calling the office, emailing us or stopping by the office to vote, or you can take advantage of the newly rolled out Elections Management System, which includes a new “My Voter Page” – an online resource that allows every registered voter to login and have access to a unique, voter-specific web page where they can request an absentee ballot, track its status, update their voter registration record, find their polling place, view a sample ballot and much more. The My Voter Page login can be found at: Do you want to verify if you are registered to vote or where you were last registered? Check My Voter Page. If you are not registered in Colchester, you may register with the new online voter registration tool, which allows all eligible Vermonters to submit their voter registration application online anytime and anywhere: Same-day voter registration is effective this March for the first time. If you are not registered by Election Day, you can register at the polls. Additional information about the ballot and capital plans may be reviewed online at: If you have questions about voting, the budget, the community dinner or Town Meeting, visit www. or call 264-5500. See TOWN NEWS, page 12

Burnham memorial liBrarY book reviews The ColChesTer sun

Saving Montgomery Sole By Mariko Tamaki Young Adult Fiction, 2016 Reviewed by Hannah Peacock, Youth Services Librarian Montgomery Sole is a 16-year old girl with two moms, who is ready to take on anybody who ques-

tions her family or her life choices. She has wonderful best friends, who are all members (in fact, the only members) of the school’s “Mystery Club,” at which they explore the world’s unexplained phenomena. When a new homophobic preacher and his family move to town and crosses start appearing on their lockers, Montgomery is ready to fight. She makes unfair assumptions about a new student and starts displaying erratic behavior. Having purchased an amulet she believes has special strengths, she uses it to help her fight her battles against the seemingly intolerant, the school bullies and the namecallers. Mariko Tamaki has created a thoughtful, funny and painfully honest story about family, religion, ignorance and other unsolved high school mysteries.

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The Wonder By Emma Donoghue Adult Fiction, 2016 Reviewed by Kelly McCagg, Library Director

Anna O’Donnell is an 11-year-old girl on a pious hunger strike. Lib Wright is a nurse charged with observing the girl to see if her survival is indeed the work of God or more fraudulent in nature. Set in a 19th century Irish village, Donoghue employs customs, devotional prayers and scenic landscapes to set the tone. Readers are forced to question just how much influence religious faith should have in life or death decisions. Fans of Donoghue’s “Room” will not be disappointed by this historical novel—despite the bogs and brogue, you’ll be treated to a psychological thriller.

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Preschool storytime

vintage movie matinee

10:30 a.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Join us for stories followed by a craft or activity. For ages 3 - 6. Call 264-5660 to sign up.

reaD to archie

3:15 - 4 p.m., Brownell Library. Archie loves to listen to kids read and is certified by Therapy Dogs of Vermont. Archie’s owner is Christine Packard, chair of Brownell Library Trustees. For all ages.

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.


Religious Directory Daybreak Community Church 67 Creek Farm Plaza, Colchester 338-9118 / Brent Devenney, lead pastor Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m. AWANA, Fridays twice a month Holy Cross Catholic Church 416 Church Road, Colchester 863-3002 / Fr. Julian Asucan, administrator Mass schedule: Saturday, 5:30 p.m. & Sunday, 8:45 a.m. Confessions: 5-5:20 p.m. or by appointment Daily Mass: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 9 a.m. Holy Day Masses, please contact the church. Malletts Bay Congregational Church UCC 1672 West Lakeshore Dr., Malletts Bay 658-9155 / Rev. Adrianne Carr, transitional pastor 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 Prim Road, Colchester 658-0533 / Rev. Lisette Baxter, rector Sundays: 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Sunday School & Nursery: 10 a.m. Wednesdays: 11:30 a.m. Bible class; 12:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist Facebook: St. Andrew's Church, Colchester VT All are welcome. United Church of Colchester - ABC Rte. 2A-Village Green, Colchester 879-5442 / Rev. Dr. Russell Willis Sunday Worship and Youth Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Adult Sunday School: 9 a.m. Nursery care available during worship. Christ Centered - Family Oriented.

author talk: "Brilliant imPerFection"

6:30 p.m., Phoenix Books, 191 Bank St., Burlington. Eli Clare uses memoir, history and critical analysis to explore the concept of “cure.” Clare speaks regularly at conferences, community events and colleges across the U.S. and Canada about disability, queer and trans identities and social justice. Tickets are $3 per person. For more information, visit www. or call 448-3350.

Funeral Planning WorkshoP

6:30 p.m., 68 Pinecrest Dr., Essex Jct. Ready Funeral Home hosts a workshop allowing attendees to list all personal wishes, funeral plans and other important information. The funeral director will also be onsite to answer any questions. Give yourself peace of mind and heart and join us for this informal meeting. Light refreshments will be provided.

Noon, Bayside Activity Center, 2 West Lakeshore Dr., Colchester. Bring your lunch at noon to meet others, or just come for the movie at 1 p.m. Beverages and popcorn provided. This week's movie is "Meet Jane Doe," a film starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck.

movie night

6:30 p.m., Deborah Rawson Memorial Library, 8 River Rd., Jericho. Watch and discuss the 2016 Oscar-nominated film that tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple who fought a legal battle that would end at the U.S. Supreme Court. We’re happy to welcome Phyl Newbeck, a Jericho-based freelance writer, author of “Virginia Hasn’t Always Been for Lovers: Interracial Marriage Bans and the Case of Richard and Mildred Loving.” Watch this powerful film and talk with Newbeck about her experience researching the book.

Burlington songWriters’ grouP sessions

6:30 p.m., 118 Center Rd., Essex Center. Come out for an evening of original music from local songwriters Mark Pendergrast and Peter Bingham. Bring a picnic and enjoy the music by candlelight. Free admission. Donations to benefit the performing artists and the grange.

18 saturDay Practice sat exam

9 a.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Take a free full-length practice test to hone your skills for the real thing. Participants will receive a full score report from the Princeton Review and, pending sign-ups, may be eligible to attend a score report session to

narrow down what you need to study. Call the library at 264-5660 for more details.

tax helP With aarP

9:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. AARP’s Tax Aide Service volunteers file taxes for seniors and lower income households. This service is free! Call 264-5660 to make an appointment.

saturDay DroPin storytime

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

Burlington technical center oPen house

10 a.m. - 3 p.m., 52 Institute Rd., Burlington. Students and families are encouraged to come learn about the dynamic range of programs and services available at BTC. The event will include demonstrations, tours of the aviation program at the Burlington Airport and opportunities to talk with teachers and students at the tech center. For more information, visit burlingtontechnicalcenter. com or call 864-8426. VT GeneALOGy LiBRARy

Dna testing

10:30 a.m. - noon, 377 Hegeman Ave., Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester. Patti Malone has spent 2+ years using the results from FamilyTreeDnA and AncestryDNA to research her family tree and find genetic cousins. How has she done it? What’s involved? Would she do it the same way after all the work, time and energy she’s invested? Join us for an entertaining and informative look at the world of genetic genealogy. $5. For more information, visit or call 310-9285.

Whole Book aPProach

11 a.m., Phoenix Books,

21 Essex Way, Essex Jct. Calling all kids! Join us for our weekly "Whole Book Approach" story time. The approach explores the ways words, pictures and book design work together to tell a complete story. The adult leads the children through the book rather than reading the book at/to them. We’ll hold story time just about every week. Want to double check on a particular date? Call us at 872-7111.

engineer For a Day

1 - 4 p.m., Brownell Library. Johnson State College’s math club members will help students build a miniature trebuchet, a type of siege engine most frequently used in the Middle Ages. Recommended for grades 7 and up.

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Winter BriDal shoW

11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Essex Resort & Spa, 70 Essex Way, Essex Jct. Meet the area’s top wedding professionals, taste amazing appetizers, listen to music and see the latest in bridal fashions by Danielle’s Bridal. Tickets and registration available at burlingtonvtbridalshow. com. For more information, call 459-2897.

moDel railroaD association

1 p.m., Brownell Library. Lew White will speak to the Green Mountain Division of the National Model Railroad Association about weathering track and ties. Refreshments will be served. All skill levels and rail modeling interests are welcom. For more information, visit www. greenmountainnmra. com.

storyteller Bill torrey 1:30 p.m., Deborah Rawson Memorial Library, 8 River Rd.,

Calendar local mEEtings thurs., fEb. 16 4:30 p.m., library trustees, Burnham Memorial Library, 898 Main St., Colchester

7 p.m., development review board, Outer Bay conference room, town offices, 781 blakely Rd., Colchester

WEd., fEb. 22 Jericho. Bill Torrey is a sixth-generation Vermonter. After working for 40 years in the woods, Torrey recently began a new career as a writer and oral storyteller. Join us for his presentation of “Stories from Behind the Barn.”

Ethan allEn: PrisonEr of War

2 p.m., Ethan Allen Homestead Museum, Burlington. Willard Sterne Randall, Ethan Allen's biographer, will explore Allen's capture, captivity and the 954-day ordeal he endured as a British POW in the Revolution, adding new evidence on the details of his exchange, facilitated by Alexander Hamilton, and return to Vermont to recover.

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21 tuEsday toddlEr story timE

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

PrEschool music

11:30 a.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Come to the library for music and fun every Tuesday. Best for ages 3 - 5. Sponsored by the Friends of Burnham Library.

vErmont gEnEalogy library

3 - 9:30 p.m., 377 Hegeman Ave., Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester. The Vt. Genealogy Library has the resources to help you find those elusive ancestors. For more information, visit www.

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 264-5660 to sign-up.

droP-in gEntlE hatha yoga

4:30 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. Beginners and intermediates welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of the Burnham Library.

22 WEdnEsday frEsh chEck day

11 a.m. - 2 p.m., St. Michael's College Alliot Student Center lobby, 1 Winooski Park, Colchester. Join us for a mental health celebration focused on reducing stigma, encouraging dialogue and raising awareness for mental health resources and coping strategies. Live music, free food, therapy animals and tons of free prizes.

young WritErs & storytEllErs

4 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Join us for our writing club for children in grades K-5. Let’s create stories! Call 264-5660 for more information and to sign-up.

kids’ dungEons and dragons night

by a craft or activity. For ages 3 - 6. Call 264-5660 to sign up.

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author talk: “chEmo Pilgrim”

9:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. AARP’s Tax Aide Service volunteers file taxes for seniors and lower income households. This service is free! Call 264-5660 to make an appointment.

6:30 p.m., Phoenix Books Burlington, 191 Bank St., Burlington. Join Cricket Cooper to celebrate the launch of her new book “Chemo Pilgrim: An 18-Week Journey of Healing and Holiness.” Cooper has been an ordained Episcopal priest since 1989. Shocked by her cancer diagnosis three days before her 51st birthday, she planned a series of pilgrimages to holy sites of various traditions. $3. For more information, visit www. or call 448-3350.

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.

guy rEads book grouP

6 p.m., Groennfell Meadery, 856 Hercules Dr., Colchester. Do you like reading nonfiction, science fiction or action novels? Come enjoy some good books and better drinks. Everyone is welcome, regardless of gender. This time, we’ll be reading “Fordlandia” by Greg Grandin. EssEx CommunIty PLAYERS

“stagE kiss”

6 - 8 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Knitters and other needle workers of all skill levels meet on Wednesdays. Beginners welcome. This month, come and learn to make cables!

7:30 p.m., Essex Memorial Hall, 5 Towers Rd., Essex Jct. Essex Community Players is proud to present this quirky comedy/drama from one of modern theater’s most engaging new playwrights. Directors Roya and Becky Millard of Montpelier bring us the unique blend of lyricism, sparkling humor and fierce intelligence that is Sarah Ruhl’s “Stage Kiss.” Purchase tickets at www.essexplayers. com or at the Memorial Hall box office. tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for ages 55+. For more information, call 878-9109.

mallEtts bay school chorus

24 friday

6 - 7:45 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Whether you’ve played before or it’s your first time, join us! Players take on invented personas and use cleverness and luck to face challenges, defeat enemies and save the day. Email for more information.

knitting and morE: cablEs

6 & 7 p.m., Malletts Bay School gymnasium. Third and fourth grade choral students will perform at 6 and 7 p.m., respectively under the direction of Melissa Towle.

"arc of JusticE"

7 p.m., Deborah Rawson Memorial Library, 8 River Rd., Jericho. Join Jericho resident Bob Robbins for a screening of the 20-minute documentary “Arc of Justice,” followed by a presentation on the origins of the community land trust movement and how its history continues in our area.

23 thursday PrEschool storytimE

10:30 a.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Join us for stories followed

Wii boWling at baysidE

Noon, Bayside Activity Center, 2 West Lakeshore Dr., Colchester. Join us for Wii bowling.

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 making kawaii crafts. For teens grades 6 – 12. Sign up at http:// Burnham-MemorialLibrary.

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“stagE kiss”

7:30 p.m., Essex Memorial Hall, 5 Towers Rd., Essex Jct. (See Thursday, Feb. 23.)

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saturday droPin storytimE

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

Winooski’s history and hEritagE

10:30 - noon, 377 Hegeman Ave., Colchester. Discover how Winooski was founded, who first settled here and why its citizens moved to establish a separate municipality. Peruse photos from the era and hear stories from Winooski’s French Canadian and Irish past. $5. For more information visit, or call 310-9285.

WholE book aPProach

11 a.m., Phoenix Books, 21 Essex Way, Essex Jct. Calling all kids! Join us for our weekly "Whole Book Approach" story time. The approach explores the ways words, pictures and book design work together to tell a complete story. The adult leads the children through the book rather than reading the book at/to them. We’ll hold story time just about every week. Want to double check on a particular date? Call us at 872-7111.

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“stagE kiss”

2 p.m., Essex Memorial Hall, 5 Towers Rd., Essex Jct. (See Thursday, Feb. 23.)

rick and thE all star ramblErs

2 p.m., Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington. Rick Norcross, a longtime leader of Vermont’s premier western swing band will perform a solo concert to benefit the Homestead. Tickets on a first come, first serve basis. $20. For more information, email or call 863-5403.

ongoing Easc activitiEs

Essex Area Senior Center, 2 Lincoln St., Essex Jct. A full list of activities at the EASC can be found at essexvtseniors. org. All programs are for ages 50 and up. Call 876-5087 for more information.


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Jacques Baily and Leslyn Hall for a 3 lot Planned Unit Development on a 29 acre parcel resulting in two (2) new single family homes in the R1 District. Subject property is located at 1173 Grandview Road, Tax Map 74, Parcel 1. The applications are available for review at the Municipal Offices located on 781 Blakely Road or online at colchestervt. gov. February 16, 2017

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idney disease is a widespread issue made all the more disconcerting by the fact that many people are unaware they have it. According to the National Kidney Foundation, 26 million American adults have kidney disease, and most don't know it. Healthy kidneys are something many people take for granted. But those who want to do everything they can to keep their kidneys healthy can consider the following tips, courtesy of the Cleveland Clinic. · Stay hydrated, but avoid overhydration. Many people are familiar with the benefits of drinking water each day, and adequate hydration definitely promotes healthy kidneys. But overhydrating has not been proven to enhance kidney function. The Cleveland Clinic recommends adults drink between four and six glasses of water per day. · Exercise. Regular exercise benefits various parts of the human body, including the kidneys. High blood pressure and diabetes are two of the biggest risk factors for kidney disease, and regular exercise can reduce a person's risk of both conditions. However, overexertion can strain the kidneys, so adults who exercise – especially novices who need to improve their conditioning – should avoid going too hard at the gym. · Speak with a physician before taking vitamin supplements or herbal remedies. Vitamin supplements and herbal remedies have

Za'atar Chicken INGREDIENTS • 2 Tbs. sesame seeds (use unhulled, if available) • 1 Tbs. dried oregano • 1 Tbs. dried thyme • 1/2 tsp. sea salt • 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice • 2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil, mild and fruity • 1 large onion, thinly sliced • 4 chicken breast halves (1.5 lbs total), with the rib, skinned

STOCK PHOTO Staying hydrated while avoiding overhydration is one way to protect your kidneys.

become very popular in the 21st century, but excessive supplementation can harm the kidneys. Discuss any supplements or herbals remedies with a physician before taking them. · Quit smoking. Just as exercise benefits the body in myriad ways, smoking harms the body in myriad ways. Smoking decreases the blood flow in the kidneys, decreasing their ability to function at optimal capacity. Smoking also increases a person's risk of high blood pressure and cancer of the kidneys. · Eat healthy. A healthy diet

decreases a person's risk for high blood pressure and diabetes. Adhering to a healthy diet and controlling portion sizes can help control weight and blood pressure and contribute to healthy kidneys as well. · Get screened. Adults who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure or diabetes should make sure their physicians screen for kidney dysfunction during routine appointments. Learn more about kidney disease at

DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 2. For za’atar, set cast iron or other heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add sesame seeds to dry, hot pan. Lift pan and hold it just above burner, moving it to swirl seeds until they start popping and color lightly, 2-3 minutes. Immediately spread toasted seeds on a plate to cool. 3. Place fully cooled sesame seeds in a mortar and pestle and crush lightly. Add oregano, thyme and salt, and work mixture just to blend. Mix in lemon juice then oil. Or, seal sesame seeds in plastic sandwich bag and crush using rolling pin, then place

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COLCHESTER POLICE REPORTS This log represents a sample of incidents in the date range. For more information, call the non-emergency number: 264-5556 | 835 Blakely Rd., Colchester

February 7 February 13

1:55 p.m., Retail theft on Lower Mountain View Dr. 6:10 p.m., Threats/harassment on Clay Point Rd. 7:13 p.m., Domestic disturbance SATuRdAY, fEb. 11 WEdNESdAY, fEb. 8 in Colchester 1:31 a.m., Domestic assault – 8:12 a.m., Juvenile problem in WRITTEN WARNINGS: 16 8:00 p.m., Suspicious on Niquette misdemeanor in Colchester Colchester 1:07 p.m., Threats/harassment on Bay Rd. 12:40 p.m., Threats/harassment TICKETS 8:00 p.m., Fireworks on Pine Ln. Holbrook Ct. on College Pkwy. 5 Parking without authorization 2:26 p.m., Sexual assault in 9:33 p.m., Drugs on Cashman Rd. 5:04 p.m., Suspicious on 3 Using portable electronic device Colchester 11:09 p.m., Suicide attempt in Mountain View Dr. 2 Consuming spirituous beverage 4:57 p.m., Fraud on College Pkwy. fRIdAY, fEb. 10 Colchester 6:16 p.m., Suspicious on under 21 1:03 a.m., Intoxication on Alumni Buckingham Dr. 6:05 p.m., Utility problem on 2 Operating after suspension 6:17 p.m., Domestic disturbance MONdAY, fEb. 13 Corner Mount Mansfield Ave. 2 Speeding 4:40 a.m., Larceny on Lower in Colchester 11:33 a.m., Death investigation 9:52 p.m., Suspicious on Mountain View Dr. 8:41 p.m., Intoxication on W. on Foley Rd. Heineberg Dr. TuESdAY, fEb. 7 2:03 p.m., Public assist on Blakely 4:17 p.m., Public assist on Mercier Lakeshore Dr. 11:40 p.m., Alcohol offense on 7:37 a.m., Suspicious on Creek Rd. Dr. Roosevelt Hwy. Farm Rd. SuNdAY, fEb. 12 4:24 p.m., Juvenile problem in 8:48 p.m., Public assist on Church THuRSdAY, fEb. 9 TOTAL INCIdENTS: 207 3:45 a.m., Suspicious on Mills Colchester Rd. Point Rd. 12:37 p.m., Suspicious on Lower 7:10 p.m., Juvenile problem in 4:25 p.m., Fraud on Coon Hill Rd. 10:09 p.m., Intoxication on Belwood Ave.

Mountain View Dr. 1:06 a.m., Disturbance on S. Park Dr. 3:30 a.m., Alcohol offense on Lower Mountain View Dr. 5:23 a.m., Trespass on S. Park Dr. 4:52 p.m., Animal problem on Deer Ln. 9:54 p.m., Public assist on Belwood Ave.

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little snow couldn’t stop the Colchester Cobras this weekend as they took a slew of first-place finishes at the New England qualifiers, hosted by the Northeast Kingdom Pythons. Brody Coppins, Cahota Lafond, Graham Resmer and Cam Katon eached nabbed a first-place trophy, followed by second-place finishes from Nick Forguites and Jordan Lavoie. Ivy Resmer, Garret Crook, Lucas Fielden, Jaden Coppins and Hunter Gauthier closed out the day in third. After a dual meet in Peru, N.Y. on Saturday, the Cobras will have a few weeks rest before the Vermont youth season kicks off with tournaments in Colchester, St. Albans, Middlebury, Barre, Springfield and Vergennes.

Lakers' game schedule Boys hockey 2/18 CHS vs. Essex (@ Leddy) - 8:20 p.m. 2/22 EHS vs. CVU (@ Cairns) - 5:20 p.m. Girls hockey 2/18 CHS vs. S. Burlington (@ Leddy) - 6:10 p.m. 2/22 CHS vs. MMU (@ Essex) - 8:15 p.m. Alpine skiing 2/16 CHS vs. BFA (@ Jay Peak) - 9:30 p.m. Boys basketball 2/16 CHS @ Rice - 7 p.m. 2/17 CHS vs. Middlebury - 7 p.m. 2/21 CHS vs. Essex - 7 p.m. Girls basketball 2/20 CHS @ North Country - 6:30 p.m. Dance 2/18 CHS @ States (Vergennes) - noon

PHOTOS BY KYLE ST. PETER Above: Tate Hamblett races after a loose puck during the Lakers' game against BFA-St. Albans last Saturday. The Lakers fell 4-2. Below: Jake Rocheleau makes one of his 39 saves.

Lakers come up short to BFA


he Colchester boys hockey team dropped a 4-2 contest to BFA-St. Albans last Saturday, though the game was closer than the score suggested. The Lakers were led by Cam LeClair and Andrew St. Pierre, who scored their two goals of the evening. Jake Rocheleau made a whopping 39 saves to keep the Lakers within striking distance. But BFA's attack proved to be too much in the end, with Colby Brouillette's empty netter in the final period closing the door on any comeback chances for Colchester. It's the seventh-straight loss for the struggling Lakers, who moved to 3-12-1 on the season. They looked to right the ship during a night contest against South Burlington at Cairns on Wednesday that concluded after the Sun went to print. They will then square off with Essex at Leddy Arena on Saturday. The puck drops at 8:20 p.m.

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PHOTO COURTESY OF VERMONT FISH AND WILDLIFE Failing to remove an ice shanty can result in up to a $1,000 fine. All shanties must be removed before the ice weakens or by March 26, whichever comes first.

Wildlife officials remind ice fishers to remove shanties

PHOTO BY JOSH KAUFMANN The Colchester dance team took second in pom and fourth in the jazz category of the the Northern Vermont Athletic Conference championships, held last Saturday at BFA-St. Albans. The Lakers will have a week's rest heading into the state championships at Vergennes on Saturday, Feb. 18. From left: Kristen Winchester, Jess Benoure, Kaylyn Morse and Courtney Dessormeau pose during the Lakers' routine last Saturday.

Vermont wildlife officials wish to remind residents that state law requires ice fishing shanties be removed from the ice before it weakens, a news release said. The name and address of the owner must be on the ice shanty. Shanties must be removed before the ice becomes unsafe or loses its ability to support the shanty out of the water, or March 26, whichever comes first.

Failure to do so can result in a $1,000 fine. All contents, debris, wood and supports must also be removed so they do not become a hazard to navigation in the spring, and shanties may not be left at state fishing access areas, the news release said. District game wardens say they’re available for questions via the Vermont State Police radio dispatcher.

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Colchester man nets DUI No. 2 in snowstorm By COURTNEY LAMDIN Vermont State Police cited a Colchester man for his second driving under the influence infraction after troopers said they caught him driving drunk in "treacherous" road conditions. On February 12, just before 6:30

p.m., troopers stopped a vehicle driven by Geoffrey Tessier, 34, on Route 7 in Milton for dangerous and erratic operation, a news release said. It was heavily snowing at the time, police said. Troopers determined Tessier was operating under the influence and subsequently transported him to the

VSP–St. Albans barracks for processing. A preliminary blood-alcohol test showed Tessier's BAC to be .135 percent, a news release said. Tessier was released with a citation to appear in Chittenden County Superior Court – Criminal Division on March 2.

mutual aid by housing all dispatchers in the same space Colchester and Milton have enjoyed benefits of shared dispatch for about two decades. This proposal will reduce costs and provide more dispatch services during peak times. Other communities across Vermont are exploring the same idea. The opportunity to combine dispatch with 911 and improve cross-community mutual aid is unique to a county-wide 911 and dispatch center.

This will be a multi-year effort as it involves combining technologies, communications, staff functions, colocating and coordinating with 35 chiefs who oversee 38 police, fire and rescue departments in the county. More information is available at For more information, please visit or call 264-5650.

TOWN NEWS from page 5 Office of the Deputy Town Manager/ CFO Aaron Frank Regional dispatch: I have been working with a county-wide group of municipal managers and public safety officials exploring the potential to: • Reduce the time to dispatch of police fire and rescue staff by 60-90 seconds per call by consolidating 911 call-takers and dispatchers into a single facility and function • Improve daily cross community


CONDON from page 5 year, as it should have been, those making $76,000 a year would see their Social Security benefits fully exempt from further taxation. All told, about 72,000 Vermont taxpayers (23 percent of all taxpayers) receive Social Security benefits and about 40 percent of those benefits are subject to the state income tax, according to the legislature’s Joint Fiscal Office. So what do we do to address this situation? If we were to join the fully-exempt states, it would cost us more than $30 million – revenue that would have to be found elsewhere if current spending levels are maintained. Barre Rep. Francis “Topper” McFaun introduced the first House bill of the session, H.1, that would create a full exemption. Given current budget pressures, the chances of that happening this year are

MAZZA from page 5 laws that ensure and protect the rights of all Vermonters, regardless of a person’s ethnicity, legal residency status, place of birth, race, religion or sexual orientation;” and S.16, which increases protections for the free speech of students. Senate committees are also hard at work on a number of priorities issues including improving our mental health system, working with local schools to achieve

quite slim. Burlington Rep. Kurt Wright, with whom I work on the House Ways and Means Committee, has introduced a bill to phase in a full exemption over 10 years. H.96 would ramp up the exemption over a decade for those with $90,000 or less in federal adjusted gross income. I’m pleased to be a cosponsor of H.96. I believe it is something we can financially handle this year. I should point out that Colchester Rep. Pat Brennan is also a co-sponsor of H.96. While not as desirable as a full and immediate exemption for everyone, it would certainly be a step in the right direction and is long overdue. If you have any questions or comments about any pending legislation, or if you need help with an issue involving our state government, please contact me! I’m always happy to help if I can!

governance reforms, protecting water quality and developing a budget. I also want to let you know that while the tenor of political discourse in Washington D.C. is distressing, the Vermont Senate continues to be a place where your elected officials work collaboratively and civilly to address Vermont’s challenges. I am committed to doing my part to maintaining this culture. If you have any concerns or questions about these or any other issues, please contact me at 863-1067 (home) or 828-2228 (State House).

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