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October 20, 2016 • The Colchester Sun •1

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Growing pains Providers struggle with state’s new childcare regs

and mentally overwhelmed by new regulations from the state’s Child Development Division for home-based providers like herorrie Ploof has big plans for the self – and she knows she’s not alone. playroom in her Essex home“It’s frustrating, it’s stressful based childcare program. the [and] I’m seeing it’s never stop“Curious George” theme was ping,” Ploof said. “It’s a hard fun for a while, she said, but the job, and you don’t make what four kiddos in her care far prefer you work for.” pirates now. Published in a thick packDuring naptime, Ploof walked et, the regulations set new through the bottom floor of her requirements for health and split-level. Across from a miniasafety, provider qualificature ball pit was a wooden climbtions and curriculum, among ing structure, transformed into a others. The updated rules ofmassive ship with a little imaginaficially went into effect last tion. she planned to pick out paint month, though the state says samples that weekend. providers have until september “You’re always doing this job. It MERRY ANN GILBERT 2017 to comply. never stops,” she said with a sigh. “I CHILDCARE PROVIDER It’s the first time statewide regulove it, but I think now that there’s more lations were updated for center and pressure on everything, it burns you out.” home-based programs since 2001 and A caregiver for 15 years, Ploof holds mul1996, respectively. For the latter, the nearly tiple accreditations, but she’s become financially By MICHaELa HaLnon

L PHOTO BY MICHAELA HALNON Liam, who is enrolled in Lorrie Ploof's home-based childcare center in Essex, plays with Legos earlier this month. Ploof is just one of many providers struggling to implement new state regulations.


I see a future in Vermont of a major shortage in home daycares. It’s going to be an epidemic.

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GMT bus hub opens Colchester, Milton hope for more ridership By Jason starr PHOTOS BY JASON STARR Above, Town manager Dawn Francis discusses the work of the recreation advisory board with a student last week at Colchester High School. Below, student Ethan Goedken considers applying for a position on a town board or commission.

Students encouraged to join town government By Jason starr Colchester High school students were recruited last week to fill newly created youth positions on Colchester’s governing boards and commissions. town manager Dawn Francis and economic development director Kathi Walker o’reilly described the opportunity in a presentation to about 20 interested students, distributing applications and touting the mutual benefits of the program. “We need fresh voices,” Francis said. “You are an important part of our community. By having youth on our boards, we will gain a new perspective on what you want to see for the future of Colchester.” school credit is available to students who serve, CHs principal Heather Baron said. Other benefits to the students include a foot in the door for future internships and jobs with the town, college application enhancers and a chance to be mentored by civic leaders.

PHOTO BY JASON STARR Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger speaks at the opening of Green Mountain Transit's downtown transit center last Thursday.

Green Mountain transit unveiled its new downtown transit center last thursday, a regional hub of bus travel that is a striking improvement over the 35-year-old bus stop it replaces. the new center was built over the past year in the middle of St. Paul Street in Burlington, around the corner from the former Cherry street stop. It will be a terminal and departure point

for city, county, commuter and regional buses, most operated by GMt. Greyhound and Megabus will also use the facility for their Boston and new York City services. Nearly 100 people joined Mayor Miro Weinberger, rep. Peter Welch and sen. Patrick Leahy to usher the facility into service. With a heated indoor waiting

room, covered outdoor boarding area, customer service agent, wifi, marquees and a driver break room, the transit center properly reflects the community’s commitment to public transportation, Weinberger said. The former bus stop “did not have the amenities, the dignity or the quality it should have,” he said. “It’s See BUS, page 2

Runners pledge: Every last mile By Jason starr When you’ve run dozens of marathons and ultra-marathons over the past 20 years, sometimes you have to dream up unique goals to sustain a will to train, especially through the dead of a Vermont winter. Howard Kalfus has organized a group of Colchester runners around one such idea: to run every mile of road in Colchester in a month. Minus Interstate 89, that amounts to about 100 miles. The foursome includes Kalfus, Erin Randall-Mullins, Sandra Dickin and tom nuovo. they plan to tackle the project in December. See RUNNERS, page 2 At right, Colchester’s Erin Randall-Mullins is part of a group of local runners who will cover all of Colchester’s roughly 100 miles of road in December.

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Marina reassessment underway By Jason starr

t FILE PHOTO The six marinas in Colchester are being reassessed for tax purposes.

he town of Colchester has contracted with two companies to help reappraise the town’s six marinas. The assessor’s office is undertaking the reappraisals because some Colchester marinas have invested in their facilities since the last town-wide reassessment five years ago, assessor Bob Vickery said. For example, the former marina at Jake’s Place was sold to saba Ma-

rine, which completely remodeled the West Lakeshore Drive property and renamed it Bay Harbor Marina. Marble Island Marina has built more boat slips, Vickery said. Most of the marinas appealed their 2011 assessments, which led to inconsistencies in how marinas are assessed, Vickery said. “We want to get rid of inequities caused by prior appeals and the improvements they’ve made since the last time they were assessed,” he said. the appraisals may lead to a change

in assessment on the grand list, the total taxable value of Colchester property, and therefore, the marina’s property tax bills. Vickery sent a letter to marina owners in september alerting them to expect a call or visit from Marinevest, a rhode Island company that specializes in marina appraisals. “In order to continue assessing marinas equitably with the rest of the town [Marinevest] will be appraising the marinas at fair market value,” Vickery wrote.

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The group will run their total mileage in chunks of about eight miles at a time on weekdays, setting out at 5 a.m. to minimize interactions with cars. On weekends, they plan 20-mile runs. “Misery loves company,” Kalfus joked. “It’s a whole lot easier with other people suffering with you.” In reality, for these experienced distance runners, who regularly churn out 40 miles a week, the project won’t really test their endurance. The challenge will be mapping routes that don’t dead-end, doubleback or require driving interludes. “I adore the town of Colchester, particularly the recreational opportunities,” Kalfus said. “I was curious how many miles of road there were … I thought it would be interesting to tackle all the roads.” A New Jersey native, Kalfus, 47, started his marathon career at the New York City Marathon at age 25. He’s completed races all over the country, including 50-mile ultra-marathons through the Vermont backcountry. A Colchester resident since 2003, he led weekly 20-mile group runs out of South Burlington for the Green Mountain Athletic Association, a running group that helped launch the Vermont City Marathon in Burlington. Randall-Mullins has since taken over leadership of the weekly GMAA runs. Kalfus first cross-checked his road inventory with the town’s department of public works, then put the word out to other Colchester runners. “They are all enthusiastic,” Kalfus said of the three who answered the call. The group will attempt to complete Colchester’s roads together, but scheduling conflicts will likely mean some of the mileage is covered separately. Whether together or alone, each has committed to completing all the roads. “We have to be strategic about it,” Kalfus said. “It is good motivation. It’s one last hurrah before the end of the year.” Last year’s motivator was to run 2,015 miles in the year 2015, something he and Nuovo accomplished together. Safety precautions the group will employ include running against traffic, wearing bright colors, running on sidewalks when possible, wearing headlamps for any after-dark runs and scheduling runs when traffic is not likely to be heavy. “We’ve all been here quite a while, and we have a good sense of what we need to do,” Kalfus said.

been a long time coming … We finally got it done.” Weinberger lauded the work of Aaron Frank, CFO at the town of Colchester. Before joining the town's administrative team, Frank was assistant general manager at the Chittenden County Transit Authority – the entity that rebranded to GMT earlier this year – who carried out a search for the optimal transit center site. He analyzed nearly 40 possible sites, including one by the Burlington waterfront, before bringing the St. Paul Street location to the forefront. “This stood out as the one with the clearest path to conclusion,” Weinberger said, noting it’s located in the city-owned rightof-way. The city transferred a federal earmark to CCTA to move forward with construction, Vermont Agency of Transportation Secretary Brian Searles said. “This facility is going to serve generations and generations of Vermonters and non-Vermonters,” Congressman Welch said. The transit center will be the pickup and

dropoff point for Colchester’s two-year-old Route 7 bus route, which is operated on a three-year contract with GMT and the town of Milton, where the bus begins and ends. To increase ridership, the bus re-routed in September to make a loop through the Birchwood Park mobile home neighborhood in Milton, according to John Sharrow, the Milton representative on the GMT board of directors. “That’s an area that really needs the service. I’m really happy we have that started,” he said. Sharrow plans a marketing push to increase awareness of the service among Birchwood residents, including distributing free bus passes and touting GMT’s new smartphone app that tracks buses in real time. The bus makes six daily round-trips to Burlington, with four Milton stops and four Colchester stops. The Colchester stops were added in 2014 to an existing commuter express from Milton that traveled on Interstate 89. Lower gas prices have cut into transit

ridership nationwide, Sharrow said, and the Milton-Colchester bus has seen about a 6 percent decline in recent years. According to GMT planners, the Severance Corners stop is Colchester’s most used at about 80 people per month. That amounts to an average of less than four people per day, over all six trips on 21 service days. The Creek Farm Plaza stop has attracted about 62 people per month, while the Mountain View Drive stop has attracted roughly 14 riders per month. In a visit with the Colchester Selectboard last summer, CCTA’s Meredith Birkett noted the route is 80 percent funded with a federal congestion mitigation and air quality grant, with the towns splitting the 20 percent local contribution. If the route continues past 2017, funding will have to come from state and local sources, she said. “If you can show the possibility of future growth, it will be extended,” Sharrow said. “I’m very confident the Milton-Colchester [route] will survive.”

Local Lions welcome int'l club president On September 27, the Chittenden County Lions Clubs – led by the Colchester Lions Club and the Vermont Lions District 45 – welcomed Lions Club International President Chancellor Bob Corlew and his wife Dianne to Vermont at the Hampton Inn in Colchester. Corlew was met by 135 Lion members, Leos, guests and their family as he arrived on the Lions Centennial Tour Bus. Colchester Lions Club, led by President and past District Gov. Ken Emery and his team, had displays of various projects the clubs of Vermont have been working on. They include vision screening conducted by the Lions Clubs of Vermont, the Words for Thirds program of the Jericho-Underhill Lions

Club, the Food from the Heart project of the Essex Jct. Lions Club and the Williston Lions Club’s work with deaf children. Lions Club International is celebrating 100 years of service in the United States and worldwide. As part of this celebration, Corlew has been touring 20 Midwest and New England states, Washington D.C. and Ontario, Canada to spread the message of Lionism in its goal to serve 100 million people in four areas: vision, environment, youth and hunger. Originally planned to be met by 2017, that goal has already been achieved. The new goal is serving 200 million people by June 30, 2018. Colchester, Essex Jct., Williston and Jericho-Underhill Lions

COURTESY PHOTO Colchester Lion Megan Corbett and Carmelita Belisle pose for a photo with Lions International President Chancellor Bob Corlew last month.

are part of Vermont Lions District 45. There are 35 clubs and 1,150 members in Vermont, a small part of the 1.4 million members and 47,000 clubs worldwide in 210 countries and geographical areas. For more information about

the Colchester Lions Club and Vermont Lions District 45, please contact Lion Ken Emery at 578-7483 or kpemery1960@ For more information about Lions Club International, visit www.lionsclubs. org.

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COLCHESTER – Our dearly beloved Dave Fayette, 70, left us on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. He was born on Oct. 22, 1945, to Ellen and Frederick J. Fayette, Sr., the sixth child in a loving family of 11. Dave was a graduate of Rice Memorial High and the University of Vermont, followed by service in the U.S. Army. He and his brother, Fred, owned and operated Marble Island Resort in Colchester from 1972 to 1987. It’s hard to sum up the life of a legend, and to his family and countless friends, that’s what he is, but here goes: He did it “his way� always and made sure you thought he was doing it your way! An unforgettable charisma and charm, he made everyone smile and feel welcome. A better listener and sounding board could not be found. Principled, considerate, kind, caring and extremely intelligent are just the beginning. A more interesting life would be difficult to imagine, with occupations ranging from the military, professional caliber golfer and pool player, chef, private investigator, expert negotiator, business owner, stock market savant and computer technician to name a few. An avid Dodgers, Giants and Celtics fan and political enthusiast throughout his life. Eccentric? Shooting a subpar round in sneakers duct taped together, using 30-year-old clubs and reminding us after each birdie that he won’t be satisfied until he fixes his swing. To plan something a week out was impossible, but to do anything spur of the moment was expected. His sense of humor was always present, with laughter coming easily. Ribbing his friends, setting hooks to see who’d bite and reveling in the story. There was no one better to “hang out� with or confide in, and he

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always put others before himself. He’ll always be remembered for his kindness, inviting personality and humanity. He spent the final 20 years of his life dedicating all his time to his “Savannah Kids� project. Rebuilding and installing computers (597) for inner city kids who could not afford them was just the beginning. He gave up everything, most importantly his time, to serve as mentor, tutor, protector, role model and father figure for those in need. His devotion to the families became legend, and he was known affectionately as “Mr. Dave� throughout Savannah. Dave’s return home to Vermont in July was a gift to all of us as we gathered together to help him on his final journey. There was much laughter, good food, stimulating conversations, many outings to various homes and nostalgic vis-

“It’s hard for us here in the schools to give you these authentic experiences where you are using your skills in a professional way,� Baron told the students. “It’s not an experience you can get in a conversation in a classroom, and it will serve you well.� One student submitted an application on the spot, and others collected forms for future filing. Applications are due at the town manager’s office on a rolling basis. Francis offered to coach students through a required interview with the selectboard, which will make the appointments. Student Ethan Goedken plans to apply for the recreation advisory board. “I can most connect to that because I went through some of the recreation department’s summer programs,� he said. “I am really interested in it. It sounds like a great way to get involved in the community.� The selectboard created youth seats on seven boards and commissions: The library board of trustees, development review board, planning commission, conservation commission, recreation advisory board, board of ethics and cemetery advisory committee. Student members will have a full vote on each board, except the library board of trustees, because members are elected. The student seat on that board will func-

its to special places. But he glowed with the love-filled visits with his siblings, nephews, nieces and cousins. He leaves his siblings and their spouses: Teresa and Vince Wall, Kathy and Walter Baumann, Fred Fayette and Susan Walter, Amy Tarrant, Marilyn Larkin, Karen Fayette, Diane Fayette, Linda Fayette, Peter and Sandra Fayette, Jay and Susan Fayette and “adopted� sister Susan Shaw, plus many adoring nephews, nieces and loyal cousins. The family would like to thank the medical team at the University of Vermont Medical Center. And how can we ever thank the Allenwood staff enough for the amazing care of Dave throughout the summer. He really loved it there, and that made his return home complete. A private family celebration of his life was held Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016.


It sounds like a great way to get involved in the community. ETHAN GOEDKEN COLCHESTER STUDENT


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CHILDCARE from page 1 100-page document is a far cry from its 20-year-old predecessor. The old document devoted little more than a line to program cleanliness, according to CDD Deputy Commissioner Reeva Murphy. Now, terms for bleaching toys, sweeping and mopping, sanitizing doorknobs and more are explicitly defined. “We did work very hard to use clear numbering [and] plain language,” Murphy said. “Clarity takes more words.” But many updates aren’t just lengthier – they require providers to pony up some cash. It’s an extra resource Ploof said she just doesn’t have. Now, cushioning material like woodchips, mulch or rubber is required around all play equipment – think: swings, slides and climbing equipment – that are more than 30 inches tall. Ploof spent $200 on mulch just last weekend after negotiating a deal with a local tree service. She chose the cheapest material available and is slowly picking out the extra debris mixed in. The state has secured some funding, like for professional development and water testing, but more general funds are hard to come by. “We just don’t have the money right now for small flexible grants for something like cushioning,” Murphy said. Plus, Murphy doesn’t consider this cost necessary. In fact, the cushioning material rule was entirely left off the state’s cost analysis because climbing structures are optional. But Ploof said eliminating her swing set would

punish the kids. They spend hours climbing and sliding outdoors. To make up the difference, Ploof feels forced to raise her weekly rates – a change she knows her families will have trouble stomaching. “The price I charge right now works for them,” Ploof said. But as it stands, she said she’s barely breaking even each week. Janet McLaughlin is executive director of Vermont Birth to Five, a program that trains and mentors early childhood professionals across the state. The reactions she’s heard from home-based providers run the full spectrum. “This is a huge jump after almost 20 years without updates,” McLaughlin said. “There are providers who have been operating under the same set of guidelines for their entire career.” A looming epidemic Children have run through Merry Ann Gilbert’s Milton home-based program for more than 28 years. “It’s like their home,” she said. “It’s a cozy little place that’s their own.” But after nearly three decades of childcare, Gilbert said she’s unsure what her next move will be. Gilbert made it through one-quarter of the rulebook before shutting it in frustration. “There are things they’re asking us to do that just don’t make sense for one person,” she said. “What are we going to do? We throw up our hands.” Gilbert estimates she’ll have to spend between $7,000 and $10,000 to get into compliance. But that’s not giving her the most trouble. Regulations require increased documentation of pick-up and drop-off times, the time and manner of evacuation drills and any

PHOTO BY MICHAELA HALNON Some home-based childcare centers will have to debate removing outdoor play structures if they can't afford to surround them with cushioning material like mulch, as pictured above at Lorrie Ploof's program in Essex.

accidents or injuries, among other things. Gilbert said with eight children, this could add at least two hours to her day. “[Providers are] already working 10 hours. It’s nuts to expect them to work more than that,” she said. “[But] if they’re really going to stay in compliance, they’ll have to.” In neighboring Colchester, Trisha DiFonzo has a running checklist of new regulations to tackle on her days off. Closing, she said, is not an option. “There’s going to be changes [and] different things that you need to do that you might not necessarily like,” DiFonzo said. “But you do it, because it brings your paycheck and pays your bills.” Ploof, DiFonzo and Gilbert all said providers’ suggestions were ignored or overlooked as the regulations were being developed. Murphy, however, said the process was collaborative and said the regs are best



he election of November 8th presents two choices: Progressivism or Constitutionalism.

Established in Natural Law, Constitutionalism believes you possess Creator-endowed rights to your life, liberty and property which government is instituted to secure. Progressivism rejects this for History’s evolution and the Planned Society. The individual replaced by the Common Good. The Laws of Nature and Nature’s God erased for the Common Good. “Everything in the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State” defines totalitarian society: And this reveals the ends of Progressivism’s deceptive gradualism. At Gettysburg, Lincoln called for a Constitutional rebirth – as we should now – when he said: “That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom.”

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The puzzle of how to create care that is high quality, affordable and accessible is incredibly tough.

practice. But Gilbert said she and her fellow providers might be unable to – or could refuse to – make the changes. About once a month, Gilbert meets with more than a dozen registered home providers in Milton through a program called Starting Points. At the last meeting, she said about one in three attendees weren’t sure they’d stay open through next year. “Basically, providers are going to close or just stay in business for the full year we have to get into compliance,” Gilbert said. “They’re just going to wait until next year when licensing starts coming around.” Laura Butler has been in the childcare business for 26 years. She leads the Starting Points group in Milton and hosts meetings in her home. She also wears two hats: provider and Vermont Birth to Five employee. Butler eliminated her tall climbing structures to save money, just as Murphy suggested. But one of her home’s bathrooms isn’t vented – a new requirement that could cost up to $6,000. “I don’t have that kind of money,” she said. Butler agrees, though, that regulations desperately needed an overhaul and appreciates the flexibility allowed in the first year. “They really could have held our feet to the fire, and they’re not,” Butler said. “I’m going to find a way to work with it, and they’ll find a way to work with me.” Still, Butler said her heart breaks for folks without a GED or high school diploma, a new mandate. One 66-year old Milton provider has neither, Butler said, and does

JANET MCLAUGHLIN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, VERMONT BIRTH TO FIVE not plan to go back to school. That regulation troubles DiFonzo, too, saying many of those providers “have more experience than any of us could imagine because they’ve seen it all.” Murphy said the state believes a high school diploma is a “pretty minimal” threshold to expect. She estimates only a handful of providers currently lack the qualification. Those providers can apply for a variance by proving a significant hardship prevents them from obtaining the certificate, Murphy said, but no general grandfather clause exists. “One of the greatest correlations between good outcomes for kids and quality childcare is education level,” Murphy said. But Gilbert says the community can’t afford to lose any more providers. “I see a future in Vermont of a major shortage in home daycares,” Gilbert said. “It’s going to be an epidemic. It’s going to be a real struggle for families to find quality childcare.” Stalled at the start A study conducted by Let’s Grow Kids, a sister organization of Vermont Birth to Five, found middle-income Vermont families with two working parents and two young children spend between 28 and 40 percent of their combined annual income on childcare.

At more than $19,000 a year, the cost tops tuition prices at nearby state colleges, the report, called “Stalled at the Start,” said. The study also found the average childcare provider makes less than $25,000 a year, usually without benefits. The figure falls below the state standard for a livable wage, according to LGK. The imbalance has prompted high turnover rates among providers and a vacuum of slots for children. In Chittenden County, 71 percent of infants and toddlers needing care don’t have access to high-quality programs, LGK says. The childcare talent drain damages one of the most vulnerable populations, McLaughlin said, noting experts believe 90 percent of brain development happens before age 5. Last Friday, LGK hosted a forum for gubernatorial candidates Sue Minter and Phil Scott entirely devoted to childhood nutrition, family leave and childcare shortages. Minter laid out plans to provide two free years of community college for providers. Scott proposed housing programs in empty schoolrooms to cut costs. Both were interested in the state’s Blue Ribbon Commission study on financing childcare, to be released next month. But Scott already predicted the report’s findings: Childcare is too expensive, and providers don’t make enough to make the effort worthwhile. McLaughlin said LGK and Vermont Birth to Five developed a survey to analyze the potential cost burdens for providers. It’s an anonymous questionnaire, but McLaughlin said the group might share its general findings. “The puzzle of how to create care that is high quality, affordable and accessible is incredibly tough,” she said. “We’re trying to work on all of those angles.” In the meantime, Murphy and McLaughlin both encourage providers to take advantage of a mock licensing visit and the one-year window before making any major financial investments. Murphy promises state licensors will work with providers to navigate the new rules. A guidebook will likely come out early next year, she said. The state will also implement corrective action plans, rather than immediately shut down noncompliant programs. “These are our children,” Murphy said. “Let’s get used to these together.”

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Letters to the editor Many thanks to those Colchester community members who attended Colchester Community Development Corporation’s “Meet the Legislative Candidates Forum” on Wednesday, Oct. 5. The event was a great opportunity to hear more from the candidates on where they stand on local issues and how they plan to best represent the Colchester community. Special thanks to Sen. Dick Mazza, Rep. Pat Brennan, Rep. Jim Condon, Rep. Maureen Dakin, Rep. Joey Purvis and candidates Pat Liebrecht and On upcoming elections Two items in regards to the upcoming election for governor: 1. The Ethan Allen Institute: In the spirit of full disclosure, one should know that the Ethan Allen Institute, hiding behind the name of a Vermont Revolutionary War hero, is in actuality a “think tank,” receiving much of its support directly from out of state front organizations sponsored by the Koch brothers. In April 2015, The Vermont Political Observer reported the EIH has received over $570,000 from 1998-2013 from foundations whose existence can largely be traced to the Koch Empire,

Curt Taylor. Thanks also to Bevo for the delicious snacks, the Elley-Long Center in Colchester for the wonderful venue and LCATV for taping the event. The CCDC candidates forum is now showing on LCATV’s Channel 17, which is viewable on Comcast Cable in the towns of Colchester, Milton, Georgia, Westford, Fairfax, North Hero, South Hero and Grand Isle. You may watch the program online by clicking here: Lori Jensen Executive director, CCDC

intent on influencing the outcome of elections at the state and local level. 2. Phil Scott’s mistakes in judgment: If elected, Mr. Scott said he will sell his 50 percent share of Dubois Construction, thereby by setting an unneeded precedent for future candidates for governor. It would have been sufficient for him to say that his company would not take state contracts while in office. During the debate on Vermont Public Television on October 6, Mr. Scott stated a need to return trust to government, yet his willingness to profit on state contracts leaves room for skepticism. As reported in Seven Days on Sept. 6, 2015, Dubois

Construction made $3.79 million on state contracts while Mr. Scott has held state office. There is no reason to believe any laws were broken. However, Mr. Scott certainly knows most if not all of the bidding decision makers on a personal level. From his unique vantage point, he also has knowledge of future government jobs at various levels in the planning stage thereby giving him a decided advantage on which projects to “go after.” Borrowing a term from the world of car racing, I think it’s fair to say that Mr. Scott has had an “inside groove” for many years. John Devino Colchester

Vote for Curt I write to endorse Curt Taylor as a candidate for representative for Colchester District 9-1. Curt’s contribution to the work of the Governance Committee has resulted in important changes to the town charter which have improved the transparency and efficiency of our town government. Curt frequently attends selectboard meetings, and his comments as a concerned citizen have been informative and useful. Curt’s involvement in town affairs arises out of his desire to do what’s in the best interest of the town. His efforts both officially and behind the scenes have made Colchester a better place to live. Curt’s service on the Colchester School Board bodes well for continued cooperation with the selectboard and hopefully better service for the citizens of Colchester. The problems facing the legislature are daunting. They will not be solved by partisan bickering or finger pointing. At the local level, Curt has demonstrated the sort of leadership desperately needed in Montpelier. Vote for Curt on November 8. Herbert J. Downing Colchester Editor's note: Mr. Downing is a member of the Colchester Selectboard

W e e k ly

TownNews Message of the Week Dawn Francis, town manager We are surrounded by beauty in our town. From parks to ponds, bays to ball fields and hiking trails to biking trails, we have great scenery all around us. Why not capture those vistas with a photograph to share with your neighbors and others? If you’ve snapped a photo in Colchester recently, we invite you to send us a copy. With your permission, these shots might be used in our annual town report, brochures, visitor guides and more; you may also see them on our website, Facebook page or other social media. All photographers will be credited for their work whenever their images are used. This is a great opportunity for both professional and amateur photographers: Your work will be seen by residents and visitors with thousands of views. You will find photo guidelines and a submission form on our website: Assessor’s Office Bob Vickery, Assessor We are currently working on a reassessment of all mobile homes. This may mean reduced values for some homes, which may result in a lower property tax bill. If you own a mobile home in a Colchester mobile home park, please contact us to schedule an inspection. We will meet with the Vermont Tax Department this week to review the annual sales study, used to determine next year’s education tax rate. The goal is to make sure the equalized education tax rate is fair for all towns. While the weather permits, we will continue inspect-

ing homes that had remodeling permits issued in the past year. We’ve also taken photos of properties with significant exterior changes. Since all clerks are needed in the office during early voting, we will resume this activity after the November elections. For more information, please visit http://colchestervt. gov/assessor or call 264-5670. Town Clerk’s Office Karen Richard, town clerk Early voting has begun, and it’s been fast and furious with 770 requests for ballots so far. The ballot includes presidential candidates and those for state offices on the front. On the back, you will find three bond questions from the Champlain Water District and a list of the 30 local candidates running for justice of the peace. You may vote for 15. Early or absentee voters can request a mailed ballot, or you can vote at the town offices from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until close of business on November 7. An authorized person may apply for another voter’s absentee ballot. Call us or click on the new state system, My Voter Page, at The deadline to register to vote is Wednesday, Nov. 2. You can also register to vote through the new online system at: https://olvr.sec.state. Our office will be closed Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, so staff can assist at the polling location, the Colchester High School gymnasium, which will be divided into districts. Town offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veteran’s Day. That is also the Friday before See WEEKLY TOWN NEWS, page 9

Burnham memorial liBrarY Book reviews

"The Thank You Book" By Mo Willems Juvenile Easy Reader, 2016 Reviewed by Hannah Peacock Youth services librarian The 25th and final book in the insanely popular Elephant and Piggie series ends their adventure in a warm and satisfying way:

Piggie decides to thank everyone who is important to him. Throughout the series, Mr. Willems has managed to develop strong and relatable personalities for his main characters, and their quirks and idiosyncrasies are on full display in the final book. At story time, children always show complete attention when we pull out a book from this series. They are silent and still - that is, when they’re not giggling and laughing. Mr. Willems tells a great story, and kids and adults have come to truly appreciate his unique and wonderful style. The Elephant and Piggie books manage to combine sophisticated plot lines with simple language so that beginner readers are able to read the books themselves. It's likely that you will enjoy this book and then go back and read all of the other ones over and over again. I recommend this book to absolutely everyone.

"Do Unto Animals" By Tracey Stewart, Illustrated by Lisel Ashlock Adult Non-Fiction, 2015 Reviewed by Kelly McCagg, library director

Whether you prefer household pets, backyard visitors of the wild persuasion or farm animals, reading Do Unto Animals will help you discover ways to improve their lives. Author Tracey Stewart creates a heartwarming guide on how to care for a range of animals. Chapters on dogs' and cats' body language teach owners how to understand the nonverbal messages our companions send. Methods for inviting or harmlessly repelling birds, moles, frogs and other urban fauna are complemented by informative chapters on the roles these species play in nature. Readers are introduced to the farm animals many of us depend on, specifically those residing at Farm Sanctuary. Lisel Ashlock's animated illustrations are delightful and informative throughout the book. Do Unto Animals provides simple, practical ways anyone can positively affect the life of an animal.

Vt. Republicans right to drop Trump support


By EMERSON LYNN number of Vermont Republicans, including House Minority Leader Don Turner of Milton, have pulled their support from Donald Trump, the party’s presidential nominee. Their decisions have flummoxed Trump’s state chairman Brady Toensing. “These guys are local politicians – who cares. Why are they weighing in on the presidential race? Either an overinflated sense of self or a slow news cycle. It doesn’t matter,” Mr. Toensing said. As Mr. Trump’s state chairman (and vice chair of the Vermont GOP), perhaps he feels bound to defend the nominee regardless of his transgressions. As he noted, Hillary Clinton isn’t exactly sin-free, and it would be equally fitting for the media to excoriate her as it has Mr. Trump. To Mr. Toensing’s point that local politicians are stepping into an issue above their pay grade, that’s absurd. We do care. Mr. Trump has routinely degraded women and ethnic minorities, and the released recording by The Washington Post of Mr. Trump saying he often used his reality star status to grope women was more than even the most hard-bitten Republicans could tolerate. They can also count. Women are fleeing Mr. Trump in droves. That’s why Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said he would no longer defend the man. That’s why Republican Sen. John McCain dropped his support. And the list mounts. It doesn’t work for them to support a misogynist. So it was hardly a surprise to see Vermont Republicans do the same. In their eyes, it’s a move to save their party. They don’t want the association. They don’t want to be painted with the same brush. They have swallowed his tirades and his prejudices for months. The released recording of his “locker room” banter about women being sexual objects was confirmation he isn’t worthy of their support. To continue to support Mr. Trump is to turn a blind eye to how he treats others not of his ilk. Voters need to know that. So, it’s not an “overinflated sense of self ” for Vermont politicians to disassociate themselves from Mr. Trump. They would prefer not to be in this position. They would rather focus on their own races and not be asked about the latest shock-jock talk about Mr. Trump. He subtracts from the conversations they would prefer to have with their constituents. They rather have a candidate of whom they could be proud. But to remain silent is almost as egregious as outwardly supporting the man. No election is worth the loss of one’s moral compass. That is what Vermont’s Republicans were saying when they disavowed their party’s presidential nominee. They were right. We did need to see that and to hear their reasoning. They, like the rest of us, can hardly wait until this mess is over and Mr. Trump can return to the realtor/reality TV world from whence he came. As a nation, it’s not been one of our better moments. At any level. Vermont Republicans are saying enough.


No election is worth the loss of one's moral compass.


CCDC forum a success


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The annual Halloween party is back! Put on your best costume and trick-or-treat around Burnham Memorial Library at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. See listing for more information. Visit us online at or call 802-863-4511 to learn how you can save.

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Religious Directory Daybreak Community Church 67 Creek Farm Plaza, Colchester 338-9118 / Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m. AWANA, Fridays twice a month Brent Devenney, lead pastor 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, bridge 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 10 a.m. Sunday School: Nursery & all grades Wednesdays: 11:30 a.m. Bible class; 12:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist For evening services & adult education, check answering machine. All are always 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.

20 ThurSDAY PreSChool STorY Time 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.

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.

AmeriCAn legion CommuniTY Dinner

autumn tradition will include youth quilts, themed contests, special displays, award ribbons, ongoing demonstrations, several vendors, a raffle quilt and crafts for sale. Admission: $8/adults, free for children under 12. For more information, visit www.cvqgvt. org. 10TH ANNuAL

VermonT TeCh JAm

10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Jct. Vermont’s fastest growing and most innovative companies gather under one roof at this career and tech expo. Learn about exciting new Vermont-made apps, see drone and robotics demonstrations, find out about colleges and training programs and meet dozens of local companies that are hiring. Visit techjamvt. com to learn more.

nighTmAre VermonT

5:30 - 7 p.m., American Legion Post 91, 3650 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester. $10; open to all.

6 - 10:30 p.m., Champlain Valley Expo. (See Thursday, Oct. 20.)

ChilDren’S STorYTime


6 p.m., Rocky’s Pizza, 39 Park St., Essex Jct. Mother Goose stories and Aesop’s Fables.

ChS FAll ChorAl ConCerT

7 p.m., Colchester High School Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature the freshman chorus, concert choir, chorale, chamber singers and an all-male ensemble. Free.

nighTmAre VermonT

7 - 10 p.m., Champlain Valley Expo. Live stunt work, splashing blood, unnecessary surgery and more than a few scary clowns will kick off the 10th Halloween season of scaring Vermonters. Tickets: $12-15, available at www.


All ThAT JAzz

9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Jct. This long-standing


FAll ConFerenCe

8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., St. John Vianney Church Parish Hall, 160 Hinesburg Rd., South Burlington. Three featured speakers will address the Patriote Rebellion of Quebec, naval campaigns in the Champlain Valley and a Chimney Point settler who was possibly a double spy during the American Revolution. Lunch can be purchased on site and genealogy books will be for sale. Registration is $25 before Oct. 14, $30 after. Visit vtgenlib. org or call 310-9285 for more information.

one-on-one TuToring

9 a.m. - 3 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. Free. Call 264-5660 to sign up. CHAMPLAIN VALLEy QuILTER’S GuILD

All ThAT JAzz

9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Jct. (See Oct. Friday, 21.)

DroP-in STorY Time

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

VermonT TeCh JAm

10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Jct. (See Friday, Oct. 21.)

PumPkinS in The PArk

2 - 4 p.m., Bayside Park. Bring your pumpkins and join us to carve jack-o-lanterns. Please pre-register at the Parks and Recreation desk at the town offices or online at parksreconline. com.

Single ADulT ACTiViTY

6 p.m., Essex Alliance Church Community Center, 37 Old Stage Rd., Essex Jct. A volleyball, game and pizza night for single adults. Suggested donation of $5. To RSVP and for more information, contact Sandy at 989-4081.

nighTmAre VermonT

6 - 10:30 p.m., Champlain Valley Expo. (See Thursday, Oct. 20.)


All ThAT JAzz

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Jct. See Friday, Oct. 21.)

mAlleTTS bAY CongregATionAl ChurCh reunion 2 p.m., 1672 W. Lakeshore Dr. Come say hello to old friends and meet some new neighbors as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of

the church building with a reunion. Greet former ministers and say hello to Rev. Hal Harrison who was on the conference staff at the founding. Visitors will be invited to share a memory during a rededication service, and a reception will follow. For more information, contact Rev. Adrianne Carr at

WeSTForD muSiC SerieS

4 - 5 p.m., uCW White Church, Westford. FREVO, a well-known crossover group from the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble, will present a unique offering. For more information, call Marge Hamrell at 879-4028.

24 monDAY PreSChool STorY Time 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.


3:30 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Kids 5 and up get to work on a new craft project each session.

gmbA reADer’S Club

5:30 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. The Green Mountain Book Award is Vermont’s state book award for high school students. Each month, we’ll read and review one of the 15 nominees as a potential winner for the year. Teens in grades 6 - 8 are welcome to come with parent permission. The GMBA list is intended for high school students; younger teens may have more interest in the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award book club, which meets the first Wednesday of the month. This month is "Symphony for the City of the Dead" by M.T. Anderson.

mAh Jongg AT The librArY

6 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Join us for Mah Jongg, the Chinese tile game that

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Calendar has become increasingly popular in the U.S. Whether you’re new to the game or have played for years, you’re invited!


6 - 8 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. (See Saturday, Oct. 20.)

25 tuesdAy tOddLer stOry tIMe

10:30 a.m., Burnham Memorial Library. A weekly selection of music, rhymes and stories. For ages 18 months - 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.

AduLt BOOk dIscussION

1 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Join our afternoon book group! We read a wide range of books and have a discussion led by a library staff member. This month, we’ll be reading "Cold Sassy Tree" by Olive Ann Burns. Copies of the book are available for checkout.


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.

wILLy wONkA the chOcOLAte LAB

4 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Sign up to read to our new 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. Sponsered by Friends of the Burnham Library.

chs FALL BANd cONcert

7 p.m., Colchester High School Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature the concert band, jazz band and wind ensemble. Free.

26 wedNesdAy cOLchester PLAyGrOuP

9:30 - 11 a.m., downstairs in the Colchester Meeting House, shared driveway with Burnham Memorial Library, 898 Main St., Colchester. Please bring a snack and drink for your child

and come enjoy a wide variety of activities. For ages 0-5. Call 264-5643 for more information.

yOuNG wrIters ANd stOryteLLers 4 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Join us for our writing club for children from kindergarten to 5th grade. Let’s create stories! Call 264-5560 for more information, and to sign up.


4 - 8 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. (See Saturday, Oct. 15.)

duNGeONs ANd drAGONs NIGht

5:30 - 7:45 p.m. (ages 14+), 6 - 7:45 p.m. (under age 14), Burnham Memorial Library. Whether you’re new to pen and paper role playing games or have been playing since the olden days, join our D&D group for an evening of fun! Players take on invented personas and use cleverness and luck to face challenges, defeat enemies and save the day. Email for more information.

BurNhAM kNItters

6 - 8 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Knitters and other needleworkers of all skill levels meet at the library or next door at the Colchester Meeting House. Beginners welcome!

27 thursdAy PreschOOL stOry tIMe 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.

cOLchester/ MILtON rOtAry MeetING

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


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.

AMerIcAN LeGION cOMMuNIty dINNer 5:30 - 7 p.m., American Legion Post 91, 3650 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester. $10; open to all.

chILdreN’s stOrytIMe

6 p.m., Rocky’s Pizza, 39 Park St., Essex Jct. Mother Goose stories and Aesop’s Fables.

Guy reAds BOOk GrOuP

6 p.m., Groennfell Meadery, 856 Hercules Dr., Colchester. Do you like reading nonfiction, science fiction or action novels? Join us to enjoy some good books and better drinks. All are welcome, regardless of

LOcAL MeetINGs thurs., Oct. 20

4 - 5 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library trustees, Burnham Room, 898 Main St.

tues., Oct. 25

6:30 p.m., selectboard, Outer Bay Room, 781 Blakely Rd.

wed., Oct. 26

7 p.m., development review Board, Outer Bay Room, 781 Blakely Rd.

gender. This time, we’ll be reading "The True History of the Kelly Gang" by Peter Carey.

28 FrIdAy vINtAGe MOvIe MAtINee

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 "Love Me Tonight" starring Jeanette MacDonald and Maurice Chevalier.

sINGLe AduLt ActIvIty

3:30 p.m., Essex Alliance Church Fireside Room, 37 Old Stage Rd., Essex Jct. A book club for single adults. To RSVP and for more information, call Blanche at 655-1327.


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. For grades 6 - 12. Sign up at www.

hArvest cArNIvAL

5:30 - 8:30 p.m., St. Michael’s College, Ross/ Tarrant Centers, 1 Winooski Park, Colchester. Candy, prizes, costumes and carnival games! Ages 2-12 welcome; $5 per person. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Affairs and Services and the Martin Luther King Jr. Society.

29 sAturdAy ONe-ON-ONe tutOrING

9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. (See Saturday, Oct. 20.)

sINGLe AduLt ActIvIty

9:30 a.m., Richmond Park and Ride. Single adults and their older children are invited to hike up Stowe Pinnacle. Sponsored by the Essex Alliance Church. To RSVP and for more information, call Sue at 999-5291.

drOP-IN stOry tIMe

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


11 a.m., Phoenix Books, 21 Essex Way, Essex. 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 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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hALLOweeN PArty

2 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. The annual Halloween party is back! Trick-or-treat around the library and collect some interesting themed goodies. There will be Halloween stories, crafts, snacks, dancing and goodies to take home. Wear your best costume for a mini parade around the grounds with your librarians. All ages welcome. Sign up at

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4TH aNNual mIlToN INdepeNdeNT

MONster MILe

2:30 p.m. check-in, 3 p.m. start time, Oliver Seed, 26 Sunset Ave., Milton. Join the milton Indy staff for a community Halloweencostumed fun walk/run/ stroll around a 1.1-mile loop in Milton village! proceeds benefit the Milton Family Community Center food shelf; bring a canned good to donate. Enjoy a petting zoo, vote for your favorite sweet treat and win costumes for best prizes. Save $5 off registration by signing up early at monstermile. Fun for the whole family!

30 suNdAy hOrses FOr hOPe hALLOweeN ceLeBrAtION

10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Enniskerry Farm, 906 Middle Rd., Colchester. Join us for pony rides, trick-or-treating with horses, food, games and fun! Hosted by the Flying Hooves 4H Club. all proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Admission is $5 and includes a pony ride and trick-or-treating. Other activities are free or cost a small fee. For more information, call Elizabeth Ploof at 999-8519.


Oct. 20 - 30, 4 - 8 p.m. (weekdays), 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. (weekends), First Congregational Church, Essex Jct. Boy Scout Troop 624 and Venture Crew 6689 are selling pumpkins to help members attend camps and other programs.

Look for THE PARK BENCH every week until the November 8th election. Curt Taylor (, Candidate for State Rep. from the Village Side of Colchester will be at the park bench on the Village Green this Sunday from 12:00 to 12:20 with a thermos of very black coffee. Bring a cup. Paid for by Curt Taylor’s Campaign for VT State Representative 436 Sunderland Woods Rd., Colchester

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This unique Essex Junction property offers 2 offices with separate apartment, all currently leased with great cash flow. Great office layout with room for expansion. Current office tenant willing to sign 5 year lease. Features ample off street parking. Don’t miss this opportunity to own an investment property close to 5 Corners restaurants, shops and amenities. Listed at $445,000 with 4,436 +/- square feet on 34 +/- acres.

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Burlington, VT 05403 802-863-8217 x 11 Kristin Plantier FREE info/DVD: FROM www. SAWMILLS

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Sunday, October 23rd Opening at 8:30am Furniture Admission: Just $3.00 00 Save $1. with your OLDER LARGE DESK, with computer WOKO Country Club Card Children under 13 are free! (if wanted). $35. 802524-3061

$2000 SIGN ON BONUS DIESEL TECHNICIAN OPENINGS. BURLINGTON, VERMONT Shop Location: 521 Shumpike Road, Burlington VT. 05495 For more information please call 1-888-662-2380. Refer to Job #32599 or visit www.Ryder.Jobs




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COLCHESTER POLICE LOG Emergency 911 Non-emergency 264-5556 | 835 Blakely Rd., Colchester

Tuesday, Oct. 11 - Monday, Oct. 17 WRITTEN WARNINGS: 32 TICKETS 2 Traffic control signals 2 Using portable electronic device 1 Condition of vehicle 1 Failed to display front registration plate 1 Failed to drive to the right 1 Obedience to traffic control devices 1 Passing school bus 1 Regulations in municipalities 1 Uninspected 1 Unlicensed ARRESTS 1 DUI, first offense 1 Simple assault 1 Violation of conditions of release Tuesday, Oct. 11 4:47 a.m., Suspicious on Jasper Mine Rd. 8:11 a.m., SRO activity on Don Mar Terrace 11:02 p.m., DUI on Blakely Rd./Poor Farm Rd. Wednesday, Oct. 12 7:55 a.m., SRO activity on

Laker Ln. 9:32 a.m., Simple assault on Macrae Rd. 10:05 a.m., DARE activity on Blakely Rd. 12:37 p.m., Intoxication on S Park Dr. 7:13 p.m., Mental health issue on Ethan Allen Ave. 8:47 p.m., K9 assist on Dorset St. Thursday, Oct. 13 3:37 a.m., K9 assist on Riverside Ave. 7:53 a.m., Juvenile problem in Colchester 12:22 p.m., Larceny from a motor vehicle at St. Michael’s College 12:45 p.m., Suspicious on Creek Farm Plaza 3:48 p.m., Death investigation at St. Michael’s College Friday, Oct. 14 11:08 a.m., Public assist on Bean Rd. 1:25 p.m., Threats/harassment on Hercules Dr. 1:39 p.m., Suspicious on Rathe Rd. 2:54 p.m., Suspicious on Everbreeze 7:11 p.m., DUI on Blakely

Rd./Edgewood Dr. Saturday, Oct. 15 11:22 a.m., Stolen vehicle on Oak Cir. 2:50 p.m., Death investigation on Buckingham Dr. 5:35 p.m., Public assist on Munson Rd. Sunday, Oct. 16 1:04 a.m., Stolen vehicle on McHawk Dr. 1:55 a.m., Violation of conditions of release on Douglas Dr. 3:17 a.m., Suspicious on Bean Rd. 4:18 p.m., Disorderly conduct on Julie Dr. 10:08 p.m., Suspicious on College Pkwy. Monday, Oct. 17 9:56 a.m., Drugs on College Pkwy. 11:16 a.m., DARE activity on Porters Point Rd. 11:20 a.m., Death investigation on Main St. 3:21 p.m., Suspicious on Porters Point Rd. 5:27 p.m., Suspicious on Kathleen Ln. Total Incidents: 213

Log represents a sample of incidents in the date range. For more information, contact Colchester police at 264-5556.



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from page 5 are due; this is typically a popular tax-paying day, so please plan accordingly. Taxes are due November 15. You can pay by check, cash, money order, escrow, autodebit or credit card (with a 2.6 percent fee for the credit card company). You can pay by credit card until midnight November 15, the same deadline to drop payments in our dropbox. Payments received after then are late and subject to penalty and interest. For more information, click on or call 264-5520.



Finance Aaron Frank, deputy town manager/CFO Two months into the current fiscal year, expenses are running about $41,000 under budget. Although the number and extremity of winter storms and public safety expenditures can affect this, it is a healthy start. Three auditors just spent a week reviewing fiscal year 2016 financials. The audit will be presented at a selectboard meeting in early 2017. I have also been working on a regional collaborative to combine public safety dispatch operations. The town dispatches for eight public safety organizations, three of which are in Milton, which pays Colchester for its fair share of dispatch costs, about 40 percent. We are still a small dispatch operation and could benefit from one or more additional partners with which to share staff and costs. This would also provide increased dispatch capacity in the event of a major incident in any community. For more information, please visit http:// or call 264-5650. Highlights from Oct. 11 selectboard meeting The town is pleased to welcome Bert Severin to the Development Review Board and Joan Chace to the Recreation Advisory Board. The board approved a decision and order of discontinuance for Munson Road, which will be private and closed to through traffic (except for emergency vehicles). Members also approved the initiation of the adoption process for amendments to the town charter for the March 2017 Town Meeting.

olchester police assisted Essex officers with arresting a Winooski man last Sunday night after he broke into a car and fled upon officers’ arrival, a press release said. Police responded to a call of an ongoing car break-in on Gentes Road at 11 p.m. to find the suspect, Michael C. Francis, 30, fleeing the scene in a silver sedan, a press release said. Francis abandoned the vehicle near Paya’s Auto on Colchester Road

and ran into the woods, pursued by officers who apprehended him after a brief struggle, the release said. Francis was tased during the arrest and transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center for evaluation, police said, and then to the Chittenden County Correctional Center for an arrest warrant for an unrelated domestic assault charge. Police said more charges against Francis are pending for this incident. Milton police also helped with the arrest.

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19-year-old Colchester man was cited for traveling more than twice the 55 mph speed limit on Interstate 89 in Winooski on Monday afternoon, a press release said. Vermont State Police troopers clocked a 2006 Dodge Charger, operated by Andrew Pierson, trav-

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Welcome to Pillsbury Senior Communities Where Family Comes First. We’ve been providing supportive independent and assisted care solutions for over 30 years, and we’re committed to helping you and your family find the one that works best for you. We offer a full range of options, services and amenities that are tailored to meet the unique needs of our residents. Give us a call today and find out how you can become part of our family, because at Pillsbury family matters!

For More Information or to Set up a Personal Visit, Please Give us a Call or Visit Our Website at You’ll Be Glad You Did! 802-861-3750 • South Burlington • St. Albans

October 20, 2016 The Colchester Sun