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Matthew Yarbenet's boat sits frozen in the ice on Malletts Bay on March 5.

State plots plan to remove boat in bay By NEEL TANDAN The state has proposed issuing boat owner Matthew Yarbenet a violation for abandoning his vessel in Malletts Bay, documents show. The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is allowing public comment on a proposed administrative order against Yarbenet, saying he illegally disposed of solid waste outside a certified facility, the document says. The vessel, which the administrative order describes as a 1993

BT Sentra 25-foot speedboat 150 yards off Malletts Bay, incited complaints over environmental, aesthetic and safety impacts. Colchester police determined Yarbenet hadn’t broken any criminal statutes and passed any enforcement to state authorities, who vowed in January to find a way to hold Yarbenet accountable. ANR posted the order for public notice on February 15, opening a 30-day comment period that ends this Saturday, March 17.

Resident takes town temp on plastic bag ban



isa Liotta stood in front of a tri-fold on Town Meeting Day at Colchester High School with the words “IS IT TIME TO BAN THE BAG?” across its middle in capital letters. An orange plastic bag hung from her fingers, the same kind you would get at most grocery stores, and the target of her current

efforts. “At this point we’re just asking the citizens, ‘Would you support a ban of some type?’” she said. “We’re just gauging opinion – what's the political will behind this." Liotta, park manager at Niquette Bay State Park, said plastic bags are petroleum-based products, a non-renewable resource, and take hundreds of years to decompose. She described the bags as a big problem for wildlife and natural habitats, as they infiltrate waterways and end up in the lake and ocean. Liotta said she has plenty of run-ins with discarded bags. During floods and spring melt, high water brings debris onto the beach, and inevitably there are plastic bags buried in

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School makes solar selection By MICHAELA HALNON After several months of deliberation, the Colchester School Board unanimously agreed to move forward with an offsite solar project with Green Lantern Group at its March 6 meeting. The 500-kilowatt array would save the district an estimated $17,735 per year for the next 20 years, according to a GLG analysis. The school will keep 88 percent of the net metering credits from the panels. “To me it just seems like there’s no reason not to do it,” school board member Lincoln White said last Tuesday, asking district business manager George Trieb for reasons the board should say no. Trieb said he originally had concerns when board members were considering the merits of solar canopies — panels that would hover over parking spaces at the high school. That idea was later scrapped amid prevailing concerns of aesthetics and practicality. The board had also previously debated installing traditional rooftop panels. That option hit the cutting room floor, too, after superintendent Amy Minor expressed concern about the state of the CHS roof, according to posted meeting minutes from a board retreat. See SOLAR, page 2


Dan Russell took this photo of the partially frozen water surrounding the causeway in Colchester with a drone on Tuesday, March 6.

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SMC student forges way for women at Model U.N. conference By MICHAELA HALNON St. Michael’s College sophomore Brenna Broderick was inspired by the entire talent pool — 2,700 delegates strong — at the Harvard National Model United Nations competition last month. She was especially excited, though, by the unique opportunity to interact with a cadre of female peers. Broderick was the only female member of the SMC delegation to head to the Cambridge, Mass. competition this year and, according to school officials, is likely the first woman to attend a Model U.N. conference on the college’s behalf in the local club’s modern history. Broderick participated in Model U.N. in high school and was admittedly taken aback by the 15 to 1 male to female ratio when she walked into her first SMC meeting as a first-semester freshman. A few other women have come

and gone at the college’s meetings since then, she noted, but men have consistently held a considerable majority. The Massachusetts native said she is still surprised the extracurricular doesn’t attract more women on campus, particularly because the political science major boasts a fairly even gender split. Still, she said the imbalance is anything but a foreign concept to those studying in the field. “The gender ratio in politics is very intimidating, and it’s discouraging to be a woman in politics,” Broderick said, noting the 2016 presidential election. “I felt that myself [in Model U.N. meetings] at first and made myself stay.” Model U.N. allows participants to simulate the work of the U.N. General Assembly while acting as an ambassador from a real U.N. member state, according to the United NaSee MODEL U.N., page 4


A group of St. Michael's College students attended a Model U.N. conference at Harvard in Cambridge, Mass. last month.

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By COURTNEY LAMDIN Milton police arrested three people after an investigation into cocaine distribution in town, a press release Tuesday said. Police cited Kejon Burks, 40, of Colchester for selling cocaine; Leon Parker, 50, of Milton for two counts of selling cocaine; and Catherine Limoge, 50, of Milton for accessory to selling cocaine, police said. Officers made the arrests with the help of confidential informants, an affidavit for Burks’ arrest shows, including a controlled drug buy at Parker’s residence at the Red Top Apartments on Milton’s Route 7. Police say Parker has three felony and misdemeanor convictions each but no previous illicit drug charges. Officers tracked down Burks, who they say is the cocaine supplier, using mo-

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tor vehicle records. Police arrested him in the Milton Hannaford parking lot on March 9 after noticing his car registration sticker was missing, the affidavit says. They also found marijuana in his vehicle and said he was driving with a criminally suspended license. Burks had a previous cocaine possession charge last September that was ultimately dismissed, court documents show. He has multiple prior convictions for possession and sale of a controlled substance in New York, the affidavit says. Burks pleaded not guilty to the charge in Chittenden County Superior Court – Criminal Division on March 12. Parker and Limoge are due in court on March 15, the news release said. If convicted, each charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and/or a fine of not more than $100,000, police said.


Lisa Liotta speaks with voters on Town Meeting Day at Colchester High School to gauge their interest in a single-use plastic bag ban.

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“This is offsite with limited exposure, and it allows us to do something, to test it out a little bit,” Trieb said of the approved option. “We can start talking about other opportunities down the road, so it’s not a huge piece.” Separately, the town is considering a solar project at Airport Park — one that would cover 29 percent of the municipality’s electric needs. An item on the March 13 selectboard agenda recommended members authorize solar canopies in the parking lots of Airport Park built by the company Aegis Renewables “to reduce energy costs to the town over the next 25 years.” Board members did not vote on the proposal by the Sun’s press deadline. When the subject was broached at a previous meeting, member opinions were split.

Assistant town manager Aaron Frank said in January he wasn’t surprised the two entities were simultaneously considering solar projects, noting saving taxpayer funds and preserving Colchester’s landscape are important aims for both. Indeed, the school board’s vote to approve the solar project came just minutes before Minor announced the proposed fiscal year 2019 school budget had passed by a considerable margin in the Town Meeting Day vote. “Over time, solar generation is becoming more cost-effective. There’s money in it,” Frank said. “[And] certainly there’s a natural beauty to our community.” Construction on the school’s array will likely begin in June and be operational in late July or early August, school officials said.

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sand, some of them torn into unrecoverable pieces. In the winter, Liotta said bags can be seen blowing across the frozen lake and end up tangled in tree branches along the shore. “One of the things that people who are against this say is ‘Well, we should focus on recycling instead of just banning them,’” she said. “Apparently, we have recycling and it isn't working. And we can't even send them to CSWD if we wanted to.” The Chittenden Solid Waste District does not accept any plastic bags, Liotta said, and the majority of them end up in the trash. She said the reusable bag discount, offered by many grocery stores, isn’t enough of an incentive to change people’s habits and suggested an added bag fee would be more effective. On Town Meeting Day, Liotta collected 194 signatures from people interested in a ban of some kind, sharing concern and wanting to learn more. Selectboard chairwoman Nadine Scibek did not respond to an email to comment on Liotta’s efforts. Town manager Dawn Francis said in an email the issue has not been vetted by the selectboard, and Liotta’s efforts were the first attempt to gather town input on the subject. She said the board needs more information, including stakeholder input, before members could vote on Liotta’s initative. Today, nearly 200 communities across the U.S. have plastic bag bans or fees that require customers to pay for their bags, Liotta said, including the entire state of California and Hawaii. Last November, Brattleboro became the first municipality in Vermont to ban single-

use plastic bags less than 2.25 millimeters thick. That ordinance, banning retailers from distributing the bags, goes into effect July 1 and will be enforced through an initial warning followed by a fine. Last year two bills were also introduced to the Vermont Legislature, one to minimize plastic bag use and another to impose a 10-cent fee, but neither was voted on. “One of the ways to get it accomplished at the state level is for towns and municipalities to lead the way,” Liotta said. She said there are a number of variations of a ban, including paying an extra fee for bags at checkout, banning bags of a certain millimeter thickness and exclusions for compostable bags. She said any discussions would need to be inclusive and involve the input of the entire community. During an interview last week, Liotta took out a pin from her pocket with the Colchester town logo on it. The logo shows a biker and runner silhouetted on the causeway and a sailboat in the background, standing out against green mountains and yellow sky. "Where is the plastic in that picture? There's no plastic in that picture,” Liotta said. “This isn't our image. This isn't what we represent as Vermont. These aren't Vermont values." Liotta said a plastic bag ban isn’t a novel idea, but it would be a transition for people. She said Colchester should take the lead rather than fall behind. “We just need to do it – it's the right thing to do,” she said. “We value a clean lake, clean environment, scenic beauty. We’re a tourist state. We don't want these things in our environment.”

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ANR procedure says any comments could modify the final order. ANR attorney John Zaikowski said if the agency moves forward after the commenting period ends, the order will be issued to Yarbenet, who will then have 15 days to request a hearing by the Vermont Environmental Court. If Yarbenet doesn’t request a hearing, the agency can enter the administrative order as a judicial order, setting off the 30-day timeline to remove the boat and pay a $6,000 fine. The order includes the agency’s original Dec. 5 complaint, describing the boat as “half sunk and half tipped over” in Malletts Bay and the observation of the boat by environmental enforcement officer Edmund Cantwell on December 8. The boat is described as having a fiberglass hull and inboard motor “partially submerged and resting on the bottom of the lake.” It lists the boat’s registration as “VT 4799K” and belonging to Yarbenet. Zaikowski said ANR also sent a letter to Yarbenet’s

last known address in January asking him to voluntarily remove the boat from the lake. The letter was not picked up, he said. If the judicial order is violated and the boat is not removed, Zaikowski said the agency will evaluate its “enforcement avenues” and could potentially file a contempt petition in environmental court. After the Sun first reported on the boat in December, Colchester residents took to social media directing their ire at the boat owner, state and local officials and the apparent hole in state law. ANR commissioner Emily Boedecker said her agency’s issuance of a waste management violation was clunky but it “was quite simply the only legal process open to us today, so we are pursuing it,” she said. Boedecker said a “void between multiple jurisdictions” has prevented more expedient action by local and state officials since the boat first appeared on their radar in December. She said she doesn’t know what contents were on board

when the boat initially went down, but said there was no evidence of “hazardous waste.” Going forward, she said the agency’s No. 1 priority is due process and operating within the law. She said she hopes future legislation will make the process less onerous. “The amount of legal resources that we would need to apply in these situations is substantial,” she said. Boedecker said the Senate Committee on Transportation, headed by Colchester’s Sen. Dick Mazza, has picked up the conversation and is looking into legislation that will allow state and local agencies to take swifter action in the future. Previously, Michele Boomhower of the Vermont Agency of Transportation said the Senate committee was looking into tweaking the state’s abandoned vehicle statute to include boats. Boedecker said it’s still early in the legislative process, and a lot of options remain on the table. She said the agency has still not made contact with Yarbenet.

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"Meet your Guard" is a new feature in the Colchester Sun, provided by the Vermont National Guard. Each month, we'll feature another soldier or airman. Stay tuned! of communication and technology management. Having the opportunity to perform both of these jobs without much conflict between the two would not be possible any other way.

Civilian Occupation: Math Teacher Unit: 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry Regiment, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain) Hometown: Barre Current Town: Burlington Why did you join the Vermont National Guard? I joined the Vermont National Guard for two main reasons. The first reason was that I was drawn to the idea of being part of a local part time emergency response organization that would help Vermonters during a crises. The other reason I joined the Vermont National Guard was because I was looking for some financial support while I attended college. What do you do in the Vermont National Guard? I am a signal officer and serve as the S6 for the 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry Regiment. My role in the unit as the S6 is to ensure that the entire unit is able to maintain communication internally and with other units using radios and digitally. What do you do for civilian work? I am a math teacher. What do you think is the greatest benefit of being in the National Guard? Diversity in my work. During the week I teach math and then one weekend a month I am in charge

What is your most memorable military moment? Attending Air Assault School and repelling out of Black Hawk helicopter. How long have you lived in Vermont? I have lived in Vermont for 15 years and Burlington 7 years. What is your favorite aspect of living and working where you do? I feel that Colchester has a very strong community and a sense of unity. I have always felt very welcomed and have had many positive experiences with residents. What do you do for work? I teach math at Colchester Middle School. What has surprised you about the National Guard? I was surprised at how large the Vermont National Guard was. I had no idea prior to joining that there were so many armories spread across the state and the amount of soldiers that are in the National Guard. How many push-ups did you get on your last PT test? I did 68 push-ups. BONUS: Ask a question for the next Soldier or Airman? What is the coolest training you’ve done on a training weekend?

SMC professor elected to ACLU board St. Michael’s College journalism professor Traci Griffith was elected to the executive committee of the National American Civil Liberties Union Board during a late-January meeting in Atlanta. “It’s an opportunity to step up and have Vermont have a more significant role in setting an an agenda for the national organization – it gives us more of a voice,” said Griffith, who chairs the St. Michael’s Department of Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Arts and also is an attorney. She has been active with the Vermont ACLU Chapter for many years, including her role for the past four years as Vermont affiliate representative to the national board. Griffith’s additional duties now of being on the executive committee will include setting the national ACLU agenda and guiding the organization on specific initiatives, along with addressing finances and organizational policies. “It bumped up the commitment quite a bit,” Griffith said, explaining that some executive committee meetings are done by phone, though several each year are held in New York City along with one someplace else, as with the January meeting in Atlanta. Strong personal motivations led her to seek the added responsibilities, Griffith told more than 80 representatives present in Atlanta before a vote was taken, as she recounted recently. “That’s what my speech was about – obviously the First Amendment has always been my civil liberties issue as a journalist and lawyer – but what changed it for me was my son,” Griffith said. “I’ve got a brown boy with a Hispanic last name and all of a sudden he was the nexus of all these issues and I realize that it’s my responsibility, my job to make the world better for him and other kids.” Her executive committee term is two years and when her Vermont-affiliate representative term with the

national ACLU winds down soon, she plans to try for an at-large seat so that somebody else from Vermont can also be more involved nationally. Griffith said it is an exciting time to be involved with the ACLU, given its recent remarkable surge in membership. “It’s a whole different world now post-Trump,” she said. “Pre-election we had 425,000 dues-paying members and now we have 1.75 million.” Further, pre-election ACLU counted 40,000 “sustainers” who made larger contributions, and now it’s 255,000. Her priorities on the board will mostly revolve around her belief that “civil liberties are under assault, which is not anything new and not just under this administration – they’ve been under assault of quite a while. From my perspective the ACLU has the role and responsibility of monitoring intrusion on civil liberties. Some timely issues she mentioned specifically were the recent rounding up of immigrants by ICE agents, the ongoing and growing problem of mass incarceration in the U.S., the so-called “Muslim ban” proposal of the current administration, and the “Me Too” movement and women’s rights in the face of widespread sexual harassment. “Midterm elections are coming up – where do candidates stand on some of these issues?” she asked. Griffith said her activities with ACLU provide rich material and examples in the St. Michael’s classes she students, and students can benefit from the insights that her activity provides since “the heart of what I teach is the First Amendment.” “I walked away from the recent meeting thinking, ‘thank goodness there are people doing this work, with so much craziness going on in our communities,” Griffith said.

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tions Association. Student delegates research the circumstances of the country they represent and must follow rules of procedure as they work to solve a problem at hand. Broderick said she brought a distinctive perspective to the 10-person SMC team, often pressing the group to remember the needs of pregnant women and children in Angola, the country they represented, or how sexual assault played into the mock South Sudan conflict they were tackling in this case. “For a lot of people, being in a room with a lot of men [who] don’t really recognize the gender skew can

really be a little bit uncomfortable or daunting, really,” Broderick said. “Being a part of that space means having to make yourself heard.” Broderick’s teammates publicly recognized the milestone she brought to the team by sending her a “rose,” or message read out to their 200-person conference committee. SMC was one of the first colleges in the country to have a Model U.N. and attended the first conference in 1949 at St. Lawrence University, according to a press release posted on the college website. Archival documents point to the late 1980s and early 1990s as active years for the club,

according to the college. The club is now actively recruiting more women for its team, the release said, and plans to add a twocredit Model U.N. class to the course catalog for the fall semester. Before the Cambridge trip, Broderick said she was not certain she would continue with the Model U.N. club next year. The experience at the conference, however, cemented her decision to stay. “I want to keep my voice and my perspective alive within the majority,” Broderick said.


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Thank you for budget support On behalf of the selectboard and the town manager, we would like to extend a sincere thank you to our residents for supporting the fiscal year 2019 (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019) budget that was passed on March 6. The selectboard worked closely with staff to prepare a budget that upholds the quality services Colchester is known for while exercising fiscal prudence for all taxpayers. We have worked especially hard over the past several years to keep spending down, have diversified our revenue sources and continually review efficiencies on our delivery of services.

We would also like to thank you for supporting the creation of a regional dispatch authority. The next step will be for a board of directors to convene and develop operating plans and a budget to the level that selectboards/ councils can be asked to sign the service and funding agreement. The end result will be decreased dispatch call times and faster emergency response from public safety personnel in neighboring communities. Thank you for also supporting the charter change regarding the town clerk position to be hired based on skill sets and merits. The town clerk will now have equal status as other depart-

ment heads and will be accountable to the town manager consistent with all department heads. I am continually proud of the work Colchester, its residents, volunteers and employees have accomplished. The selectboard and I look forward to these continued efforts that will ensure our quality of life, economic prosperity and recreational opportunities both now and for future generations. Once again, thank you to all of the residents who voted and demonstrated their support for the fiscal year 2019 budget. Nadine Scibek Chairwoman, Colchester Selectboard


Open government is good government By JIM CONDOS Vermont Secretary of State


arch 11-17 is Sunshine Week, a national celebration of access to public information and what it means for you and your community. All across Vermont, new board members and other town and city officials are being sworn in and taking their seats for the first time. I am thankful for the many Vermonters willing to serve their communities and sacrifice their time for the greater good. This is what makes Vermont great. In my 18 years on the South Burlington City Council, six years on the Vermont League of Cities and Towns’ Board, eight years in the Vermont Senate, and now sevenplus years as Vermont’s secretary of state, I know the personal satisfaction that comes from serving others and making a difference. On the other hand, it’s not always about smiles and pats on the back. In their service, these newly elected officials will subject themselves to conflict, criticism and sometimes even embarrassment. That comes with the job and comes straight from the Vermont Constitution (Chapter 1, Article 6): “That all power being originally inherent in and consequently derived from the people, therefore, all officers of government, whether legislative or executive, are their trustees and servants; and at all times, in a legal way, accountable to them.” It is also enshrined in our open government statutes: “It is the policy of this subchapter to provide for free and open examination of records…Officers of government are trustees and servants of the people and it is in the public interest to enable any person to review and criticize their decisions even though such examination may cause inconvenience or embarrassment.” Open government makes for better government. Here at the Secretary of State’s Office, we try to operate in a way that assumes 625,000 Vermonters are looking over our shoulders as we go about our daily work. It keeps us moti-

vated and accountable, and we advise others in state and local government to look at their service in the same way. As trustees and servants of the people, it’s what we signed up for. We have a duty to let the sun shine in – to let the people we serve see what we are up to. That’s why I made accountability through transparency a priority when I first JIM CONDOS ran for secretary of state Vermont Secretary of State and why I am still talking about it today – it’s that important. We must constantly push back against the “deny first” mentality and defensive posture of some state agencies and local governments. Such an approach undermines trust and dodges accountability. Sure, it’s a burden on government to hold open meetings and produce public records upon request, but it’s an appropriately placed burden. The people have the right to know! I have a great deal of respect for these public servants, and know for a fact that most of them are as hardworking and honest as can be. I am confident they will do their best to learn and understand Vermont’s open government requirements and I hope they take advantage of some of the materials we make available on our website. To celebrate Sunshine Week, I encourage all Vermonters to get involved, demand accountability and participate in YOUR government. Take advantage of our open government laws and let the sun shine in! Sunshine Week is a national celebration of access to public information. The Secretary of State’s office has created guides to help citizens and public servants navigate the Open Meeting Law and Public Records Act at www.sec.state. under the “municipal” tab.

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TownNews Manager’s Message Dawn Francis, Town Manager The town would like to thank all the residents who voted on Tuesday, March 6 to pass the town budget and other very important articles on the ballot. Have you heard that Aaron Frank, deputy town manager, has been hired by the selectboard to become town manager on May 1, 2018, after Dawn Francis’ retirement on April 30? Aaron has been working closely with me for the past five years and is well acquainted with the town’s goals, vision and on-going projects. Aaron will be conducting a candidate search for an assistant town manager soon. We wish Aaron all the best in this next phase of his career! The town has a short survey (about 10 minutes to complete) about residents’ priorities for Colchester. Please let us hear from you. You can access the survey from the main page of our website at or at Please participate to help us serve you better. Police Department Chief Jennifer Morrison Late February and early March have remained busy for CPD both in terms of call volume and ancillary projects. In the wake of the school shooting in Florida we redoubled our efforts to maintain relationships at all of our schools and to ensure that emergency planning is continually updated and practiced. Our school based officers, Cpl. Mark Jacobs and Officer Christian Mellen, along with Lt. Doug Allen, has spent many hours focusing on school safety lately. Back at headquarters we have stayed busy with ongoing review of policies and procedures, continual recruitment and (hopefully) hiring to get to full staffing, as well as planning our annual block training. I continue to lead the Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police and am working hard to stay abreast of issues statewide and particularly in the legislature. Spring will arrive soon. The snowbanks that currently crowd our roadways will be replaced by pedestrians and cyclists. This is your “pre-season” reminder to share the roadway and exercise care so that everyone makes it to their destination alive and well! Rescue and Technical Rescue Rescue Chief Amy Akerlind National “Stop the Bleed Day” is March 31! Uncontrolled bleeding is the No. 1 cause of preventable death from trauma. Just as CPR initiated by bystanders improves survival in cardiac arrest, immediate control of bleeding can be lifesaving. Stop the Bleed is a national initiative designed to educate laypersons in the basics of bleeding control so they can deliver lifesaving care prior to the arrival of first responders. Colchester Rescue’s course presents principles and techniques, including the proper use of tourniquets. Participants will receive a booklet “What Everyone Should Know to Stop Bleeding After an Injury,” an instructional presentation, practical skills training and a printed certificate of completion. The course is from 10 – 11 a.m. at our station on Blakely Road. Space is limited. Please register by emailing

Emerald ash borer and nature’s resilience By BOB ZaINO The news that emerald ash borer has arrived in Vermont is devastating. In just a few decades, the majestic ash trees in our forests and swamps could practically disappear. Sadly, the emerald ash borer is just one of many non-native insects and diseases that have affected Vermont’s natural communities over the past century. In the early 1900s, chestnut blight decimated American chestnuts. Soon after, Dutch elm disease took a similar toll on American elms—celebrated street trees, but also the dominant species in floodplain forests along many Vermont rivers. More recently, hemlock

woolly adelgid has been spreading north into the state, and hemlock dieback is starting in Windham County. In many ways, nature has been remarkably resilient to these losses. Other native trees have literally filled the gaps left by the missing species. Instead of elms, silver maples now arch over our floodplain forests. Where chestnuts once stood, oaks now fill the canopy. Ecologists know that plants and animals have come and gone from Vermont since the continental glaciation some 13,000 years ago. Natural communities changed and adapted. Today, this resilience itself is being tested. Insects and diseases spread quickly around the globe. And over the

next century, the rate of climate change is predicted to be ten times more rapid than any change in the last 65 million years. Nature will have to adapt faster than ever before. We can help, by doing our part to slow the spread of emerald ash borer and other non-native species. We can also support those organizations working to restore disease-resistant elms and chestnuts to Vermont’s woods. Even more important, we must keep our forests and natural communities diverse, intact and connected. If the majority of our native plants and animals can thrive and move around the landscape, then our natural communities will adapt. One

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Peach By Emma Glass Fiction, 2018 Reviewed by Ann Doubleday, Adult Services Peach is a difficult novel to write about and still more difficult to read. It tells the story of a young woman’s struggles in the aftermath of a rape. But it

is unlike any other book on the subject you are likely to have read. The style is stream of consciousness, experimental, something in between poetry and prose. It is not difficult to follow but may be difficult to swallow. As in all good poetry, Glass employs the sounds and rhythm of language in a way that resonates in the ear. Her rich and graphic imagery startles the eye into seeing truths we often choose to overlook, creating a strangely, yet appropriately, physical novel. Everything is corporeal. Most pronounced is the imagery of food. Her attacker is rancid meat, a sausage. A teacher is Mr. Custard. Her baby brother is jelly, sweet and sugary. The protagonist is Peach. This is definitely not a book for the fainthearted. But for the brave, Peach is a visceral and powerful read.

That Inevitable Victorian Thing By E. K. Johnston Young Adult Fiction, 2017 Reviewed by Kelsey Psaute, Young Adult Services

Victorian romance and perfect manners meets futuristic utopia in this unique and delightful book. Fans of Jane Austen and Philippa Gregory alike with adore Johnston’s reimagining of the English empire while enjoying the candid commentary of our heroines and debutantes Helena, Margaret and Elizabeth. In this world of skirts and curtsies and family honor, technology can decide if a match is well-made as well as the hopes and dreams of the participants themselves. Will Helena survive a season in the big city of Toronto? Will Margaret’s secrets stay hidden as she searches for love? Who will win the heart of the steadfast, hunky and dependable August Callahan?

hundred years from now, Vermont’s forests may look very different, but they can continue to provide clean air and water, abundant wildlife habitat, and many other benefits into the future. Vermont’s forests and natural communities have bounced back from other changes. Emerald ash borer should remind us not to take this outcome for granted. Nature’s resilience comes from healthy, functional ecosystems. Bob Zaino is an ecologist with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. He lives in Middlesex.



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VSAC will host a college and career conference on the St. Michael's campus to answer questions for those students moving on from high school about how college, apprenticeships or other pathways will prepare them for their careers. See the full listing on Saturday, March 17 for the complete details.

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Religious Directory Daybreak Community Church 67 Creek Farm Plaza, Colchester 338-9118 / Jesse Mark, lead pastor Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m. AWANA, Fridays twice a month Malletts Bay Congregational Church UCC 1672 West Lakeshore Dr., Malletts Bay 658-9155 / Rev. Sally May / 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 Rd, Colchester 658-0533 Sundays: 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Sunday school and nursery: 10 a.m. Wednesdays: 11:30 a.m. Bible class; Wednesdays: 12:30 p.m. Communion Facebook: St. Andrew’s Church, Colchester VT Webpage: 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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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.

colchesTer/ milTon roTary meeTing

Noon, the Hampton Inn, 42 Lower Mtn. View Dr., Colchester. For more information, contact Earl Wertheim at 651-1690 or

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.

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.

17 saTurday pracTice saT TesT 9 a.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Burnham YA partners with the Princeton Review to offer you practice SAT tests. The test generally lasts about four hours; bring snacks, and be prepared to be here a while. Free; Sign up in-person or online at Burnham-MemorialLibrary to reserve your spot!

Vsac's college and career paThways

9 a.m - 1:30 p.m., St. Michael's College, Colchester. Parents and high school students are encouraged to attend VSAC’s half-day conference to introduce and guide you through all things college and pathways to skilled trades, apprenticeships and great careers without college. New workshop paths allow high school families to focus on the topics that matter most to them, with 15 different college & career workshops to choose from led by experts in the field. Topics include the admissions process, college search, how to pay, applying for financial aid, scholarships and grants, campus life, internships, co-ops and study abroad, skilled trades, apprenticeships and certificate programs. Free.

heaVenly cenTs ThriFT shop

9 a.m - 1 p.m.., 3 Main St., Essex Jct. Last day for bag sale. Fill a Hannaford grocery bag for only $2; lots of winter items available.

saTurday dropin sTory Time

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

using Facebook For genealogy research

10:30 a.m. - noon, Vermont Genealogy Library, For Ethan Allen, 377 Hegeman Ave., Colchester. Maureen O'Brien will show you how Facebook can help in your genealogy research. She will explore different genealogy groups and pages; and show you how to connect with friendly people who are willing to help strangers on their genealogy journey. It is recommended that you have a basic knowledge of Facebook for this class. Maureen O'Brien manages the Vermont Genealogy Library Facebook. $10.

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11 a.m., Phoenix Books Essex, 2 Carmichael St., Essex Jct. Enjoy your Saturday morning and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a reading of the children’s book "O'Sullivan Stew" by Hudson Talbott. Filled with imagination and wit, this is a hilarious tale that will keep readers coming back for more. After we read together, we'll have a fun and interactive healthy food activity. This event is presented in partnership with City Market. Free; all ages.

sT. paTrick's day dinner

5:30 p.m., Seneca Lodge, Main St., Milton. Choice of corned beef and cabbage or baked ham with all the fixings. Adults $12, children $6;call 893-7084 for reservations.

usa dance: ballroom social

6:30 - 11 p.m., ElleyLong Music Center, Fort Ethan Allen, 223 Ethan Allen Ave., Colchester. The Vermont chapter of USA Dance is hosting its monthly social dance. If you've ever wanted to try ballroom dance, our social starts with two lessons to get you moving! All attire from casual to formal, clean shoes recommended and no dance partner necessary. $15 general admission; $10 seniors, students and USA Dance members.

18 sunday a hisTory Tour aT The eThan allen homesTead museum 2 p.m., Ethan Allen Homestead Museum, 1 Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington. The history of Fort Ethan Allen is an important part of Vermont’s heritage. Hosted by William Parkinson.

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 at ron_caldwell@comcast. net.

19 monday mbs caregiVer/ child playgroup

9 - 11 a.m., Malletts Bay School, 609 Blakely Rd., Colchester. This is a great chance to visit with other Colchester parents while the children play in a beautiful early childhood classroom. Play, songs, stories, crafts and snack are all part of the playgroup experience just drop in! Free; ages five and under. Call MBS at 264-5900 with questions.

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.

preschool music

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

aarp smarT driVer

Noon - 4:30 p.m., Bayside Activity Center, 36 Blakely Rd., Colchester. The AARP Smart Driver Course covers defensive driving techniques and the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time associated with aging. During the course, participants learn about how to operate their vehicles more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. Topics include: maintaining proper following distances, minimizing the effect of dangerous blind spots, limiting driver distractions, properly using all car features, the effects of medications on driving and more. This course also reviews current national and Vermont traffic laws, and their impact upon older drivers. If you are an AARP member, please

CALENDAR lOCal meeTings THursday, marCH 15

4:30 - 5:30 p.m., burnham memorial library Trustees, Burnham Room, 898 Main St., Colchester.

22 THursday presCHOOl sTOry Time

7 p.m., planning Commission, Outer Bay Conference Room, Town offices, 781 Blakely Rd., Colchester.

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.

7 p.m., school board, Colchester High School library, 131 Laker Ln., Colchester.

Tai CHi: sun 73 sTyle

Tuesday, marCH 20

provide your membership number with your registration. $15 AARP members; $20 nonmembers. Call 2645640 for information.

One-On-One TuTOring

4 - 7 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.

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.

Tai CHi: sun 73 sTyle

11 - 11:45 a.m., Bayside Activity Center, 36 Blakely Rd., Colchester. Sun 73 Style is a parent form of Fall Prevention Tai Chi, including elements of both Tai Chi I and Tai Chi II. Sun 73 was formalized in the early 20th century and has been practiced all over the world for health, meditation, stress relief, strength, coordination and balance. Benefits of Tai Chi include increased flexibility, energy, and cardiovascular fitness, reduced stiffness and inflammation, lower blood pressure, and may improve balance, muscle strength, sleep patterns and give you an overall improved sense of wellbeing. Brought to you in collaboration with Age Well (formerly CVAA). Free; pre-registration is required by calling 264-5640.

read TO Willy WOnka THe VOlunTeer THerapy dOg

10:30 - 11 a.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 - 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


Teen Open gym

7 - 9 p.m., Colchester Middle School, 425 Blakely Rd., Colchester. Bring your basketball apparel, a water bottle and your basketball skills as you meet more teens in Colchester and enjoy a night of fun filled basketball competition. Grades 6-12; free.

21 Wednesday playgrOup

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

kniTTing and mOre: CHanging COlOrs

11 - 11:45 a.m., Bayside Activity Center, 36 Blakely Rd., Colchester. (See Tuesday, March 20 for complete details.)

COlCHesTer/ milTOn rOTary meeTing

Noon, the Hampton Inn, 42 Lower Mtn. View Dr., Colchester. For more information, contact Earl Wertheim at 651-1690 or

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., Burnham Memorial Library. Knitters and other needle workers of all skill levels meet Wednesdays, beginners welcome.

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

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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 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). $15 resident; $20 non-resident.

sT. miCHael's spring play: "fuddy meers"

7 p.m., McCarthy Arts Ctr., St. Michael's College, 1 Winooski Park, Colchester. The play "Fuddy Meers" by David Lindsay-Abaire jars and challenges its audience’s sense of reality, but ultimately this darkly comic thrill-ride coaxes viewers toward a positive outcome. The play’s title derives from attempts in the script by a supporting character with a stroke to say “funny mirrors.” Meanwhile, the main character, Claire, has Psychogenic Amnesia – that is, although she can retain a lot of information over the course of a day, she wakes up the next morning a blank slate. Free; reserve seats at fuddysmc.

6:30 - 8 p.m., Bayside Activity Center, 36 Blakely Rd., Colchester. In the last two decades, we have gone from knowing that there were the eight planets of our solar system to discovering many thousands of planets around other stars. In this talk, worldrenowned St. Michael’s College physics professor John O’Meara will discuss how we find planets around other stars, and offer a look into the next great step: finding an extra-solar planet with signatures of life. $5 residents; $10 non-residents.

CHs spring band COnCerT 7 p.m., Colchester High School Performing Arts Center, 131 Laker Ln., Colchester.

sT. miCHael's spring play: "fuddy meers"

7 p.m., McCarthy Arts Ctr., St. Michael's College, 1 Winooski Park, Colchester. (See Friday, March 21 for complete details.)

23 friday playgrOup

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

One-On-One TuTOring

4 - 6 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. (See Monday, March 19 for complete 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. For grades 6 -12.

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7 p.m., McCarthy Arts Ctr., St. Michael's College, 1 Winooski Park, Colchester. (See Friday, March 21 for complete details.)

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9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. (See Monday, March 19 for details.)

saTurday drOpin sTOry Time

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

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sTOry Time

11 a.m., Phoenix Books Essex, 2 Carmichael St., Essex Jct. All ages.


1 - 3 p.m., Bayside Activity Center, 36 Blakely Rd., Colchester. You are invited to participate in an aromatic journey with Stephanie Davis of Amethyst Star Healing. She will share a brief history of essential oils and how they can support your health and enhance your happiness, with ample time to explore and play with some samples. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a foot scrub and then make your own jar to take home or give as a gift, and to make a healthy essential oil car diffuser that looks fun and festive while smelling even better. All you need to bring is your beautiful self and be ready to have some fun! $45 residents; $50 non-residents.

sT. miCHael's spring play: "fuddy meers"

7 p.m., McCarthy Arts Ctr., St. Michael's College, 1 Winooski Park, Colchester. (See Friday, March 21 for complete details.)

25 sunday "sTOries frOm beHinds THe barn" eTHan allen HOmesTead museum fundraiser

2 p.m., Ethan Allen Homestead Museum, 1 Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington. Join NPR Moth Mainstage storyteller, woodsman, author, and sixth generation Vermonter Bill Torrey as he tells hilarious, heartwarming, true stories about growing up in the ‘60s in Vt. $15; snacks including hot hors d’ouevres and a chance to win a door prize included with admission. To reserve tickets email or call 863-5403.

Viking COOking

2 - 5 p.m., Colchester Mead Hall, 856 Hercules Dr. #20, Colchester. Join Ricky the Meadmaker as you explore Viking-era cooking techniques to create amazing dishes from Scandinavian pottage to hammered fish to whey bread. No previous cooking experience required! $25 resident; $30 non-resident.

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COLCHESTER POLICE REPORTS maRCH 6 - 12 WaRnInGS: 42 TICkETS 6 Using portable electronic device (first violation) 4 Speeding 3 Person required to register 2 Vehicle not inspected over 15 days 2 Passing school bus 1 Possessing marijuana/hashish (first offense 21 or older) 1 Failure to use child restraint system (first offense) 1 Traffic control signals 1 Texting while operating a moving motor vehicle (first offense) aRRESTS 2 Violations of conditions of release (travel, curfew or contact) 1 Domestic assault 1 Petit larceny shoplifting TuESDay, maR. 6 12:49 a.m., Drugs on Holy Cross Rd./Jen Barry Ln. 1:44 a.m., Domestic disturbance; location withheld 2:48 a.m., Suspicious event on Clay Point Rd.

3:03 a.m., Domestic disturbance; location withheld 5:38 a.m., Motor Vehicle complaint on Braeloch Rd./Braeloch Rd. East 7:36 a.m., Vandalism on Biscayne Hgts. 9:55 a.m., Animal problem on Roosevelt Hwy. 11:27 a.m., Suspicious event on Macrae Rd. 12:05 p.m., Suspicious event on Lincoln Dr. 1:15 p.m., Suspicious event on Lower Mountain View Dr. 4:10 p.m., Medical; location withheld 5:51 p.m., Animal problem on Blakely Rd. 7:17 p.m., Motor vehicle complaint on Bean Rd. 7:24 p.m., Motor vehicle complaint on East Rd. 8:28 p.m., Suspicious event on East Rd. 10:03 p.m., Domestic disturbance; location withheld 10:34 p.m., Medical; location withheld

THuRSDay, maR. 8 6:56 a.m., Accident with property damage on Roosevelt Hwy./Claypoints Rd. 7:42 a.m., Juvenile problem; location withheld 8:17 a.m., Domestic disturbance; location withheld 10:38 a.m., Medical; location withheld 10:56 a.m., Violations of conditions of release on E. Lakeshore Dr./Suncrest Terr. 3:59 p.m., Accident with property damage on Hercules Dr. 6:48 p.m., Threats/harassment on Bean Rd. 7:29 p.m., Fraud on Mountain View Dr. 8:07 p.m., Traffic hazard on Prim Rd./Macrae Rd. 8:38 p.m., Traffic hazard on Roosevelt Hwy./ Sunny Hollow 9:11 p.m., Domestic assault misdemeanor;

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3:23 p.m., Juvenile problem; location withheld 3:28 p.m., Bad check on Lower Mountain View Dr. 3:41 p.m., Bad check on Lower Mountain View Dr. 4:23 p.m., Motor vehicle complaint on Bean Rd. 7:06 p.m., Assist K-9 on Bombardier Dr. 7:28 p.m., Trespass on Ethan Allen Ave. 10:02 p.m., Domestic disturbance; location withheld SaTuRDay, maR. 10 2:20 a.m., Larceny from building on Lower Mountain View Dr. 8:05 a.m., Medical; location withheld 9 a.m., Assist car seat inspection on Blakely Rd. 9 a.m., Subpoena service on Blakely Rd. 9:38 a.m., Domestic disturbance; location withheld 9:42 a.m., Medical; location withheld 9:54 a.m., Suspicious event on Main St. 10:05 a.m., Assist car seat inspection on Blakely Rd. 10:15 a.m., Retail theft on Blakely Rd. 11:36 a.m., Medical; location withheld 3:58 p.m., Retail theft on Mountain View Dr. 4:18 p.m., Phone problem on Bean Rd. 7:27 p.m., Trespass on Hegeman Ave. 11:37 p.m., Suspicious event on Severance Rd. SunDay, maR. 11 3:16 a.m., Drugs on Harbor Ln./Shore Acres Dr.

8:33 a.m., Assault simple on S. Park Dr. 11:38 a.m., Suspicious event on Church Rd. 14:21 p.m., Accident with property damage on Roosevelt Hwy./Severance Rd. 4:18 p.m., Utility problem on Blakely Rd. 4:37 p.m., Utility problem on Prim Rd./Porters Point Rd. 6:57 p.m., Accident with property damage on Colchester Point Rd. 7:34 p.m., Subpoena service on Dalton Dr. 8:27 p.m., Subpoena service on Church Rd. mOnDay, maR. 12 2 a.m., Animal problem on Bean Rd. 7:55 a.m., Motor vehicle complaint on Blakely Rd. 10:49 a.m., Juvenile problem; location withheld 10:59 a.m., Animal problem on Heineberg Dr. 10:59 a.m., Suspicious event on Roosevelt Dr. 11:26 a.m., Juvenile problem; location withheld 12:54 p.m., Motor vehicle complaint on U.S. Route 7 3:20 p.m., Vandalism on Oak Terr. 5:25 p.m., Accident property damage on Roosevelt Hwy./Exit 16 6:17 p.m., Motor vehicle complaint on Roosevelt Hwy./Coon Hill Rd. 8:41 p.m., Mental health issue; location withheld 11:35 p.m., Medical; location withheld TOTaL InCIDEnTS: 269

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

10• Colchester Sun

• March 15, 2018


3 Irish dishes for St. Patrick's Day


All recipes and photos courtesy of Nancy Mock, a Colchester resident and food blogger. Visit for more of Mock's recipes.

Corned beef & cabbage slaw sandwiches Ingredients


For the slaw: 2 tablespoons white vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon pub-style mustard 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 of a head green cabbage, sliced into thin strips 1/4 cup shredded carrot Other: 1 teaspoon grated horseradish (fresh or the bottled, refrigerated prepared horseradish from the store) 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons butter 4 potato sandwich rolls 12 ounces deli corned beef sliced thinly or shaved (you can also use thin slices of homemade corned beef)

Instructions Prepare the cabbage slaw:

Slow cooker steak & stout over colcannon Ingredients For the steak and stout: 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided 2 pounds stew beef, like chuck or round, cubed 2 12-ounce bottles Guinness Extra Stout Beer 1/2 cup beef stock 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoons dried thyme 1 tablespoon brown sugar 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper For the colcannon: 3 pounds yellow potatoes 1/2 head green cabbage 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 4 tablespoons butter, unsalted, cut into small pieces 1/2 cup milk or half and half 2 scallions, tops and ends removed, chopped

Instructions Prepare the steak and stout: 1. Have ready a slow cooker. Place 1 tablespoon of the olive oil into the bottom of the slow cooker and spread to coat the bottom. Add in the stew beef. Pour the Guinness beer and the stock over the beef. Stir the minced garlic, thyme, brown sugar, the 2 teaspoons of salt and the 1 teaspoon of black pepper. Cover the slow cooker and set the heat to low. Cook the beef mixture for about 7 hours until the beef is very tender.

About 1 hour before the beef is finished cooking, prepare the colcannon: 1. Preheat the oven to 400° F. Line a large baking sheet with foil or with parchment paper. 2. Cut the green cabbage into strips and place them on half of the baking sheet. Pour some of the remaining olive oil over the cabbage and stir to coat the pieces with oil. Scrub and peel the potatoes, and cut them into chunks about 1-1/2 inches big. Place the cut potatoes on the other half of the baking sheet. Pour the rest of the olive oil over the potatoes and toss them in the oil. Sprinkle the 1 teaspoon of salt and the 1/2 teaspoon black pepper over the potatoes and cabbage. Place the baking sheet in the oven to roast them both until they are tender: about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the pan from the oven. 3. Scoop the potatoes into a large mixing bowl. Add the butter and milk or half and half to the warm potatoes, and stir them in. Mash the potatoes until they are relatively smooth - add in a little more milk if the potatoes seem dry. Once they're mashed scoop the roasted cabbage off the baking sheet and add them to the potatoes. Mix the cabbage throughout the mashed potatoes. 4. Put a serving of colcannon, about 1-1/2 cups into the center of each dinner plate. Sprinkle a few pieces of chopped scallion over the colcannon. Divide the beef evenly and spoon it over the top of the colcannon on each plate, adding a few spoonfuls of the cooking liquid. Serve immediately!


In a medium bowl whisk together the vinegar, oil, mustard, salt, and pepper. Add in the sliced cabbage and shredded carrot and toss to mix them with the vinaigrette. Cover and refrigerate the slaw for an hour or longer to let the flavors meld. Once it's chilled and you're ready to make the sandwiches, pour the slaw into a strainer set over a bowl. Stir through the slaw a few times to drain off the excess vinaigrette. In a small bowl, mix together the grated horseradish with the mayonnaise. Cover and refrigerate it until you're ready to assemble the sandwiches.

Make the sandwiches: 1. In a medium skillet, melt the butter over medium high heat. Slice the potato rolls in half and place a couple of them cut side down in the skillet. Grill the rolls just until they begin to brown. Repeat until all the rolls are grilled. 2. Spread the horseradish mayonnaise onto the rolls. Divide the corned beef into 4 equal portions and pile the meat on the bottoms of the rolls. Top each with a scoop of the drained cabbage slaw, and then with the roll tops. Skewer each sandwich with a toothpick or sandwich pick, and serve immediately.


Bailey’s Irish Cream scones with whiskey chocolate sauce Ingredients For the scones: 3 cups all-purpose flour, unbleached 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold 1 egg 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 tablespoons half and half plus more for brushing tops 2/3 cup Bailey's Irish Cream liqueur


For the chocolate sauce: 1-1/2 cups heavy cream, divided 1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks or chips 3 tablespoons Irish whiskey, like Jameson's Other: 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar Fresh raspberries (optional)


Instructions Make the scones: 1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Line a medium baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the bowl and whisk attachment from your mixer into the freezer to chill. 2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Slice the cold butter into small pieces and toss them in the flour mixture. Use a pastry blender or your fingers to blend the butter into the flour, until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs. 3. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, vanilla, and 2 tablespoons of half and half. Add this to the flour mixture and stir it in. Pour in the Irish cream and stir to mix this in. The mixture will look rough and clumpy. 4. Lightly flour a work surface and turn the dough mixture out onto it. Gently knead the dough together, just



enough times for the dough to come together. It will still look a bit lumpy and rough, but that's ok - you don't want to overwork the dough. Form the dough into a square 6 inches by 6 inches and with a level top - it will be about 1-1/2 inches thick. Cover the dough in plastic wrap and chill it in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. After chilling, unwrap the dough and place it on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Gently cut the square into 9 equal portions. (Do your best to slice through the dough without compressing it too much. A sharp knife should work well.) Separate the dough squares a little. Use a pastry brush to lightly brush the tops with the extra half and half. Bake the scones for about 18 minutes. They will be puffed and browned - if they are browning too fast lay a piece of aluminum foil over the top to shield them. Remove the scones to a cooling rack. As soon as they are cooled, cover them with plastic wrap to keep them soft until you are ready to assemble the dessert. In a small saucepan, heat 1/2 cup of the heavy cream over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the cream comes to a simmer. Once it is simmering, remove it from the heat and add in the chocolate. Stir the chocolate until it is completely melted and the sauce is smooth. Add in the whiskey and stir it through. Assemble the chilled bowl and whisk attachment onto your mixer. Pour the remaining 1 cup of heavy cream into the bowl and whisk the cream on high for about 5 minutes. Stop the mixer to add in the 1/4 cup of confectioner's sugar. Beat the cream on high for about 5 more minutes, scraping the bowl one or two more times, and stop mixing when the cream has stiff peaks. Split the scones in half, and place the bottom half

on a plate. Spoon some whipped cream over the scone bottom. (If you are using berries, you can sprinkle a few over the whipped cream.) Place the top half of the scone on the whipped cream, and drizzle the top with the whiskey-chocolate sauce. Repeat with as many of the remaining scones as you are serving. Add 1 or 2 raspberries to the tops if you'd like. Serve immediately.


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Questions & at t i t u d e Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

How’d they overlook Kirk? Good question, and frankly, it should be a little embarrassing. The NASCAR Hall of Fame nominating committee added five new nominees to the ballot last week, including the obvious addition of Jeff Gordon. But they also added former crew chief Kirk Shelmerdine, to which we all should’ve said, “Of COURSE, Kirk Shelmerdine, how’d they miss that one for so long?”

Can he get inducted? He could, sure. And he should, it seems. Remember, Ray Evernham was inducted into the Hall this year. He had three Cup Series championships as crew chief for Jeff Gordon. Shelmerdine won four championships between 1986-91 with Dale Earnhardt. Four! Dale Earnhardt! He quit at age 34 to embark on his own racing career, but never found long-lasting traction. He should go into the Hall, and sooner than later.

— Ken Willis, ken.willis C u p s ta n d i n g s 1. Kevin Harvick 168 2. Kyle Busch 156 2. Martin Truex Jr. 156 4. Joey Logano 152 4. Ryan Blaney 152 6. Denny Hamlin 137 7. Brad Keselowski 134 8. Kyle Larson 131 9. Clint Bowyer 125 10. Aric Almirola 123 11. Kurt Busch 117 12. Austin Dillon 114 13. Ryan Newman 101 14. Paul Menard 97 15. Erik Jones 93

w h at ’ s o n ta p CUP SERIES: Auto Club 400 SITE: Auto Club Speedway (Fontana, California, 2-mile oval) TV SCHEDULE: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 2:30 p.m.), qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m.). Saturday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.). Sunday, (Fox, coverage begins at 3 p.m.; green flag, 3:30 p.m.)


1. Harvick’s win Kevin Harvick’s third consecutive Cup Series victory was driven by vengeance (see below) but took him to a tie with Mark Martin at 40 wins on the all-time list. Harvick, 42, became the first over-40 driver since Harry Gant (1991) to win three consecutive races.

2. Harvick warning Harvick won Las Vegas, and his team was slapped with a heavy fine and penalty days after. That made Harvick angry. “This win (Phoenix) was more important than winning at Homestead,” he

said. “I wanted to drive it home for all you supporters out there, and all you haters. I see you.” Gulp.

3. Matty D’s ride Matt DiBenedetto didn’t have a sponsor for his No. 32 for the race at ISM Raceway and used social media as a cry for help. Several drivers pledged thousands of dollars, and in the days leading up to the race, the team got a sponsorship deal from Zynga Poker. That’s a full house.

— Godwin Kelly, godwin.

2018 sChedule and winners Feb. 11: Clash at Daytona (Brad Keselowski) Feb. 15: Can-Am Duel at Daytona (Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott) Feb. 18: Daytona 500 (Austin Dillon) Feb. 25: Folds of Honor 500 at Atlanta (Kevin Harvick) March 4: Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas (Kevin Harvick) March 11: Camping World 500(k) at Phoenix (Kevin Harvick) March 18: Auto Club 400 at Fontana March 25: STP 500 at Martinsville April 8: O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas April 15: Food City 500 at Bristol

Kevin Harvick used his anger as fuel to win his third straight Cup Series race in his No. 4 Ford. [AP/ RICK SCUTERI]

April 21: Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond April 29: Geico 500 at Talladega May 6: AAA 400 at Dover May 12: Go Bowling 400 at Kansas May 19: All Star Race at Charlotte May 27: Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte June 3: Pocono 400 June 10: FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan June 24: Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma July 1: Chicago 400 at Chicagoland July 7: Coke Zero 400 at Daytona July 14: Quaker State 400 at Kentucky July 22: New Hampshire 301 July 29: Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Aug. 5: 355 at the Glen, at Watkins Glen Aug. 12: Pure Michigan 400

Aug. 18: Night Race at Bristol Sept. 2: Southern 500 at Darlington Sept. 9: Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Sept. 16: Las Vegas 400 Sept. 22: Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Sept. 30: Bank of America 500(k) at Charlotte road course Oct. 7: Delaware 400 at Dover Oct. 14: Alabama 500 at Talladega Oct. 21: Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Oct. 28: First Data 500 at Martinsville Nov. 4: Texas 500 Nov. 11: Can-Am 500(k) at Phoenix Nov. 18: Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead

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XFINITY: NXS 300 SITE: Auto Club Speedway SCHEDULE: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.). Saturday, qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 1:30 p.m.), race (Fox Sports 1, 5 p.m.)

godwin’s piCks F o r au to C lu b WINNER: Kyle Larson REST OF TOP 5: Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Joey Logano FIRST ONE OUT: Kevin Harvick DARK HORSE: Chase Elliott DON’T BE SURPRISED IF: Larson, who was the undisputed king of 2-mile ovals last season, holds the title … until further notice.

The Cup Series looks like a two-driver battle for the title between Kevin Harvick (No. 4) and Kyle Busch (No. 18). [AP/RICK SCUTERI]

1. Early outlook

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Based on the first four NASCAR Cup Series races of the season, it looks like a two-driver battle between Kevin Harvick, who has posted three consecutive wins, and Kyle Busch, who has finished second to Harvick in his past two starts. “They’ve been right there each and every week so far,” Busch said. “You’ve gone to three of arguably his (Harvick’s) best race tracks these past three weeks.” OK, boys, on to California.

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2. Larson’s streak

KYLE BUSCH VS. KEVIN HARVICK: This is not so much a feud, but what is shaping up as a season-long battle between two veteran drivers looking for a second Cup Series championship.

Kyle Larson has won every Cup Series race on a 2-mile oval since the second race at Michigan in 2016. He swept all three 2-mile races last year and takes a four-race streak into Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, where he will collide with Harvick’s three-race win streak this season. “I put a lot of emphasis on California,” said Harvick, from Bakersfield. “I got so amped up that I wrecked it on Lap 0 last year.”

GODWIN KELLY’S TAKE: Yielding the floor to Busch: “They’re certainly good, they have kind of picked up right where they left off and we beat them at Homestead … ask me again in August, not next week.”

3. Lap leader William Byron, 20, led his first NASCAR Cup Series laps driving the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. He led 15 consecutive laps at ISM Raceway before drifting back to a 12th-place finish. It may not look like much, but it is 15 laps more than teammate Jimmie Johnson has led this season. “We need to be a little better and we are going to be right there,” Byron said. “It was fun to at least be up there a little bit.”

— Godwin Kelly,





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• March 15, 2018


YOUNG WRESTLERS STILL GOING STRONG By HOLLY LAVOIE The Colchester Cobra team carried 14 medals back to Chittenden County following their successful day at the Barre Youth Tournament. In first place were Ivy Resmer, Nick Forguites, Tyler Mott, Lucas Fielden and the Prouty brother trio of Shay, Tanner and Sawyer. Brothers Brayden and Jake Marchessault, Graham Resmer, Kaeden Schraml and Karson Taylor came away in second place. Finishing up with third places were Cruz Haran and Finn Moseley. Also competing in Cobra singlets were three team members that traveled south to North Andover, Mass., the site of 2018's youth New England Championships. Fourth-graders Brody Coppins and Cahota Lafond both finished fifth out of brackets of 25-30 wrestlers. Eighth-grader Noah Quigley finished up with two losses and one win. The K-6 Cobras will continue on at the Rail City competition this weekend in St. Albans, followed by their home tournament at CHS. After that they travel to St. Johnsbury, North East Kingdom, then states in Essex Junction.

Success keeps Colchester Cobras wrestling deep into postseason


AT LEFT: In a moment of quiet preparation, Coach Lenny readies Cruz Haran for his next match. ABOVE: Haran has his arm raised after being declared victory of his match. BELOW: Jake Marchessault pins his opponent.


Elle Purrier (far right) of Montgomery became the first Vermont-born athlete to win an NCAA Division I track and field championship.

Purrier first Vermont native to win NCAA mile national championship COLLEGE STATION, Texas – University of New Hampshire senior Elle Purrier won her first national championship, winning the mile run at the NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas on Saturday evening. The Montgomery native and Richford H.S. alumnus is the first Vermont-born athlete to win an NCAA Division I track and field championship. Purrier led the indoor mile wire to wire, pulling away in the final lap. The final backstretch saw Colorado's Dani Jones move up from the pack, as she caught up with Purrier and challenged her in the final turn. The two ran side by side to start the final stretch but Purrier held off Jones and won the event in 4 minutes, 31.76 seconds, just 0.06 seconds ahead of Jones who finished in 4:31.82. It was the closest margin of victory in the women's mile since 1991. Purrier's dominance in the mile continues. She posted the second-fastest time in NCAA history in the event earlier this year , with a time of 4:26.55, just less than a second off the all-time fastest mile at 4:25.91. Purrier improved on her time from last year's indoor mile by 0.12 seconds, when she finished second in 4:31.88, less than a second behind the winner. In 2016, Purrier finished third in 4:38.42. With the finish, Purrier is also a nine-time All American, her most recent All-America crown coming for her 18th place finish in the NCAA Cross Country Championships. Purrier also made UNH history by being the first Wildcat to compete in two events at the NCAA level, competing in the 3000m run later Saturday night. Purrier finished 14th in the event with a time of 9:25.93.

Purrier competed in nine final events this season, running the mile, the 3000m and the 800m. Her finish in the 3000 at the NCAA Indoor Championships was the first time she finished behind a collegian in a final this season.


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