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November 8, 2018 • Colchester Sun •1 Prsrt Std ECRWSS U.S. Postage Paid Permit No. 266 Burlington, VT 05401 Postal Patron-Residential

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ABOVE: Chittenden 9-1 and 9-2 candidates speak with voters outside Colchester High School Tuesday morning. LEFT: Residents make their decisions in the voting booths.


Dems Taylor and Chase sweep 9-1 Brennan and Austin split party lines in 9-2 Colchester chooses Scott, Zuckerman on national stage

See the full article and results on pages 2+3

Tree clearing scheduled for shared use path By AMANDA BROOKS The Colchester Selectboard is hosting a public hearing at their next meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 13, to discuss removing select shade trees in the public right of way in the West Lakeshore Drive area. The trees are scheduled for removal later this year to make way for the West Lakeshore Drive shared use path project, Colchester assistant public works director Warner Rackley said. This project, which has been in the works since 2014, will “fill in the gaps” in the Colchester bicycle/pedestrian network, he said. A hearing has to take place before the town can remove any public shade trees that don’t show signs of disease or infestation, Rackley wrote in a memo to the selectboard. Rackley added property owners abutting the trees were notified. In some cases, he said, landowners are being compensated for the removal of the trees. Additionally, about 120 new trees, shrubs and flowers will be planted in the new corridor after the path is built to accommodate for loss of vegetation, public works director Bryan Osborne said. Rackley said he does not have a total number of trees that will be removed, as the vegetation varies in size from small bushes to larger trees. The project will go out to bid in mid-November, and the contractor the town chooses will remove the trees will do it for a lumpsum price, not per tree, he added. Removal of the trees is expected to start later this year, and actual construction of the path will occur during the 2019 construcSee TREES, page 2


Cast members from the Colchester High School production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" rehearse in advance of this weekend's performances. Opening night is Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at the CHS Performing Arts Center.

Spelling their way to the top By AMANDA BROOKS For over two months, Colchester High School students have been studying their dictionaries diligently in preparation for the upcoming spelling bee. But this is no ordinary bee. This weekend, CHS will be performing its rendition of the Broadway musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” The comedic show follows the stories of six middle-schoolers competing in a spelling bee, using flashbacks to illustrate each character’s journey to the competition. Director and choreographer Victor Tormand said he chose the Tony award-winning musical for this year’s show because of its modern flair, challenging music and non-traditional plot line. He added it’s been a fun change for students to play characters similar to themselves, rather than adults or children like they do in many theatrical performances.

“They’re playing kids that are four or five years younger than them, and I think some of those issues are relatable to them,” Tormand said. “It’s something they went through just a few years ago, and I think it’s easy for them to relate to who the characters are.” Tormand is new to the Colchester Theater Company this year, hailing from California where he taught drama at a charter school in San Francisco. When asked about differences between theater programs in the two states, Tormand said he’s impressed with the CHS students’ advanced musical abilities and the town’s overall engagement with the arts. “I appreciate the commitment that the kids have [here]; there seems to be a culture of valuing music especially,” he remarked. “It seems like everywhere I go in Vermont, schools … really value music education.” And committed they are: Tormand said students rehearsed at least three hours a day, five days a week for over two months in preparation for Thursday’s opening night. See SPELLING BEE, page 4

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Voters weigh in on midterm election By AMANDA BROOKS and MADELINE CLARK Colchester voters aligned with statewide totals on Tuesday night, crossing party lines and keeping incumbents in their seats for both the governor and lieutenant governor positions in Montpelier. For governor, local voters chose incumbent Phil Scott who got 4,202 votes, while Democrat Christine Hallquist fell far behind with only 2,289 votes. Third party candidates received a total of 184 votes. In the lieutenant governor race, Colchester chose incumbent Progressive/ Democrat David Zuckerman with 3,552 votes. Republican Don Turner was not too far behind, receiving 3,042 votes. In the Chittenden 9-1 district, voters remained blue, re-electing incumbent Curt Taylor with 1,664 votes and Seth Chase with 1,309 votes to the Vt. House of Representatives. Chase will take the place of the late

Jim Condon in Montpelier. Republicans Deserae Morin and Clark Sweeney netted 971 and 806 votes each, respectively. In the Chittenden 9-2 district, voters crossed party lines, re-electing Republican incumbent Patrick Brennan with 1,842 votes and picking Democrat Sarita Austin with 1,741 votes to join him. Democrat Herb Downing and Republican Pam Loranger were not far behind with 1,496 and 1,465 votes, respectively. Loranger was initially a write-in candidate in the August primary and won the spot to campaign for the general election after a run-off election against John Nagle III. Incumbent state Sen. Dick Mazza ran unopposed and received 5,680 votes. On the national stage, Colchester continued to align its votes with the majority of Vermonters, choosing Independent Bernie Sanders to resume his post as U.S. senator with 4,378 votes. The Associated Press

called his race just minutes after polling stations closed. Republican Lawrence Zupan followed in second with 2,018 votes. For U.S. Representative to Congress, Colchester went along with the state in choosing incumbent Peter Welch, a Democrat, with 4,600 votes. Republican Anya Tynio fell far behind with 1,839 votes. Colchester voters picked Democrat Beth Pearce for treasurer with 4,287 votes over Republican Richard Morton, who received 2,163 votes. Incumbent Democrat Jim Condos held on to his post as secretary of state with Colchester voters giving him 4,539 votes over Republican challenger H. Brooke Paige’s 1,872. Colchester voters also chose Democrat Doug Hoffer for state auditor with 3,918 votes. Republican Richard Kenyon earned 2,174 votes and Marina Brown, a Liberty Union candidate, received 213 votes. T.J. Donovan, Demo-

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tion season, Rackley said. He called the West Lakeshore Dr. shared use path “an important leg” in the bike path connecting Burlington to Colchester and beyond. The entire project is estimated to cost around $1.6 million, using both local and federal funds, according to the public works website. The project is part of a bigger set of upgrades to the Malletts Bay area, which will also add a roundabout at the Bayside Park intersection. Osborne said public works is waiting until the spring for “project prioritization” to see if federal funding is available for the roundabout.

COLCHESTER ELECTION RESULTS *Bold denotes top vote-getters


Folasade Adeluola (I), 32 Russell Beste (I), 99 Bruce Busa (I), 11 Edward S. Gilbert JR (I), 28 Reid Kane (LU), 14 Brad J. Peacock (I), 49 Bernie Sanders (I), 4,378 Jon Svitavsky (I), 15 Lawrence Zupan (R), 2,018


Cris Ericson (I), 148 Laura S. Potter (LU), 64 Anya Tynio (R), 1,839 Peter Welch (D), 4,600


Marina Brown (LU), 213 Doug Hoffer (D/P), 3,918 Richard Kenyon (R), 2,174


T.J. Donovan (D), 4,800 Rosemarie Jackowski (LU), 154 Janssen Willhoit (R), 1,613


Trevor Barlow (I), 51 Cris Ericson (I), 30 Christine Hallquist (D), 2,289 Charles Laramie (I), 27 Stephen Marx (Earth Rights), 39 Emily "Em" Peyton (LU), 37 Phil Scott (R), 4,202


Murray Ngoima (LU), 59 Don Turner JR (R), 3,042 David Zuckerman (D/P), 3,552


Richard “Dick” Mazza (D/R), 5,680

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 9-1 Seth Chase (D), 1,309 Deserae Morin (R), 971 Clark Sweeney (R), 806 Curt Taylor (D), 1,664


Sarita Austin (D), 1,741 Patrick Brennan (R), 1,842 Herb Downing (D), 1,496 Pam Loranger (R), 1,465

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Gregory J. Glennon (D), 3,531 William "Bill" Norful (R), 2,704

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Suzanne Brown (D), 3,573 Charles Delaney (P/R), 2,078 Connie Cain Ramsey (D), 2,759 Zachary York (P), 770


Sarah George (D/R), 2,361


Daniel L. Gamelin (D/R), 5,589


Sarita Austin (D), 2,816 Carolyn Barnes (D), 2,706 Leora Black (D), 2,451 Ruth "DR Ruth" Blauwiekel (D), 2,260 Cheryl Bouchard (R), 1,951 Bob Bouchard (R), 1,984 Mary Brennan (R), 2,252 Patrick Brennan (R), 2,708 Maureen P. Dakin (D), 2,981 Charlotte Gardner (R), 2,112 Peg Gillard (D), 2,642 Eleni Goranites (D), 2,036 Robert Henneberger (D), 1,979 Julie Hulbard (D), 2,403 Howard L. Kalter (R), 1,407 Jace Laquerre (R), 1,426 Lisa Liotta (D), 2,325 Pam Loranger (R), 2,266 Deserae Morin (R), 1,962 Jay T. O'Brien (R), 1,488 Marie-Reine Pepin (D), 2,557 Donald Sargent (D), 2,168 Jeff Spengler (D), 2,447 Kristy Spengler (D), 2,778 Rachel Stringer (R), 1,516 Curt Taylor (D), 2,907 Casie Relyea-Winton (R), 1,379 Jamie Winton (R), 1,459 Gary L. Zeno (R), 1,642

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Jim Condos (D), 4,539 Mary Alice Hebert (LU), 145 H. Brooke Paige (R), 1,872

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Beth Pearce (D), 4,287 Richard Morton (R), 2,163

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ney, Kevin McLaughlin received 5,616 votes for sheriff and Colchester resident Daniel Gamelin received 5,589 votes for high bailiff. Colchester residents voted by an overwhelming majority with 5,215 yes votes to 867 no on the one ballot item to allow Colchester School District to convey an 8-foot strip of land to the town to create a centerturn lane onto Laker Lane in the near future. Normally, the school board could simply vote to give the easement to the town. But back in 1971, the land was incorrectly surveyed, superintendent Amy Minor said. The school claims the land through “adverse possession” – squatters’ rights, es-

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A 21-year-old Colchester man was arrested Friday afternoon on a felony charge of marijuana possession, a Colchester Police Department press release said. Officer Zachary Smith initially stopped Tariq Vialet on College Parkway for a cell phone violation, CPD said. Smith subsequently found 1.1 pounds of marijuana

and four bags of gummy bear-like candy containing tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the psychoactive found in marijuana, in Vialet’s car, the release said. Vialet is scheduled to appear in the Vt. Superior Court-Criminal Division on Thursday, Nov. 8, police said. CPD said the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with more information is asked to call the department at 264-5555.

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aNNoUNcEMENTS On Oct. 13, 2018 Brooke Sarault and Mitchell Thayer were joined in marriage. Brooke is the daughter of Cindy and Jesse Willis of St. Albans. Mitchell is the son of Colin and Carla Thayer of Colchester. Brooke and Mitchell are both 2013 graduates of Colchester High School, and Mitchell is a 2017 graduate of UVM. Member SIPC

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CHS senior Keegan Davis plays Logainne “Schwarzy” Schwartzandgrubenierre, the youngest contestant in the bee, who dons pigtails and speaks with a lisp. Davis said the most challenging part of preparing for the role was learning how to sing with that lisp, something she hadn’t done before. “There’s no way I’m going to pull this off,” Davis said, recalling her first thought as she started to learn her character. But after a lot of practice listening

to recordings over and over, she said she’s ready to perform. “It’s my last show, I’m excited to put on one great final performance,” she said. While some of the cast, like Davis, have been involved with the Colchester theater program all four years of high school, others have just begun. Senior Josh Porter joined the company for the first time this year, saying he just “got sick of football.” Porter plays Vice Prin-

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cipal Douglas Panch, the official word pronouncer for the spelling bee. Porter said although theater is much different from football and was a little overwhelming to start, the best part is meeting people he might never have otherwise known and become friends with at school. Students make up the majority of the production. Apart from himself, the music director and an adult keyboard player, Tormand said the students run the show. In addition to acting on stage, students are involved in all parts of the production, including sound, lights, costumes and the pit band, he said. Sophomore Molly Luter is part of the lighting crew for the musical. She said last year she wanted to get involved with the theater program but not necessarily as an actor. “I’ve always been really interested in behind the scenes,” she explained. “I was introduced to lights, and I immediately fell in love with it.” CHS has no in-school theater classes, so students use their own time to learn skills necessary for the show. Luter said she learned lighting basics by shadowing a senior last year and has studied training videos provided by the show’s creators. Luter said she’s excited to see how the audience reacts to the show. “When you see everyone on stage and everyone’s lit up, and people are like, ‘That looks cool,’ it’s like, I did that,’” she said. Tormand is proud of the students’ hard work, and he’s excited to finally have an audience for the show. He noted the production has a PG-13 rating due to some adult content, but there is no harsh language in the script. Shows run Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m. as well as 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Colchester High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults at the door.

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Excellent coverage of Wolcott land Thank you for the great piece on a new park in Colchester by Amanda Brooks on October 3, “Newly conserved Wolcott land almost ready for public.” The article truly captured the spirit of what has been achieved. The

only thing missing in the article is our deep appreciation of the Wolcott Family, and Eben Wolcott in particular who worked with us directly. The Wolcotts' generosity, hospitality, patience and faith in our organization allowed this all to happen. We should have emphasized this more during our interviews

with Amanda, who did a great job on the article. So to the Wolcott’, we thank you! Nick Warner On behalf of the Winooski Valley Park District Board of Trustees


Let’s move past the education politics of the past By DaNiEl M. FRENch Vt. Secretary of Education


n the final weeks of the election cycle, supporters of the Vermont State College System and early education proponents made their pitch for additional funding in a challenging fiscal environment. Their ideas are constructive, their tone civil and they’re making a good faith effort to add to the policy conversation. My predecessor also weighed in to rehash last year’s debates. As a former superintendent, I have spent years explaining Vermont’s education finance system. I began my career in educational leadership with the advent of Act 60. Nearly 20 years later, in my last year as a superintendent, Act 46 became law. Throughout the years, I have navigated Montpelier’s frequent tinkering with the system, and how we pay for it. I believe we are now at a point where we need more comprehensive action. We have an education spending problem (highest in the country in per pupil expenditures and special education expenditures), and according to almost every Vermonter I have met, property taxes are way too high. At the same time, we have no trouble inventing new education policy initiatives which, when taken together, have caused a certain amount of “initiative fatigue” across the system – our outcomes are good considering but are not proportional to how much we spend, and there is persistent inequality between our schools. Vermont’s underlying social and economic indicators are also worrisome. For example, according to the Department of Health, there were more deaths than births last year – the lowest birth rate since the Civil War. Many employers (including school districts) are facing skilled labor shortages. And, as our workforce shrinks, the costs of government are simultaneously increasing, and the state must pay off decades of underfunded pension obligations for retired public employees. These realities became front and center recently when the Moody’s rating agency downgraded Vermont’s bond rating due, in large part, to the pension liabilities and our demographic challenges.

Even absent these demographic and economic challenges, we would still be facing major transformational challenges in Vermont’s education system. Education, like all other aspects of society, is going through significant changes because of technology. Technology allows us to create a more personalized and relevant learning system for students, and the content of what can be taught in our schools is expanding rapidly. It is truly an exciting time to be a student. Technology also places our schools in a much more global, interconnected context. The need to maintain schools as the foundation of our democracy, supporting student development and the common good, requires that we expand our horizons beyond the current limitations of local classrooms, school buildings and districts. To finance education in this context will require a comprehensive systems approach. I suspect tinkering with the current system will not be sufficient, and I suspect denying we have a spending problem, although politically expedient, will only further drive costs up with no corresponding benefit to our students. Likewise, suggesting the work of Act 46, or the work we are about to start on restructuring our special education system under Act 173, will achieve the necessary outcomes in time to avoid the oncoming demographic crisis – is shortsighted and irresponsible. It’s time for clear vision and a smart plan of action. Gov. Scott has proposed that we transform a good, but increasingly expensive and unequal, education system into the very best in the country. He has asked us to put this work within the larger context of the state’s growing social and economic needs. In a knowledge-based economy, having a “cradle to career” education system is essential for making our education system both more relevant for students and more efficient for taxpayers. Education finance is a means to this end, not an end itself. As I travel around the state, I am increasingly optimistic. We have the capacity, talent and ingenuity to transform our education system into the very best in the nation. To do so, we will need to move past the education politics of the past and get to work.

Burnham Memorial Library book reviews

a Gathering of Secrets By Linda Castillo Adult Fiction, 2018 Reviewed by Susan Gamberg, Youth Services

In the small Amish community of Painters Mill, Pennsylvania, a historic barn burns down during the middle of the night. Police Chief Kate Burkholder, who grew up Amish, is called in to investigate. The body of teenager Daniel Gingerich is discovered in a locked room in the barn and it seems he was burned alive. At the beginning of her investigation, Daniel appears to be a model Amish teenage boy but as she delves deeper into the community Daniel’s clean reputation among the other teenagers begins to tarnish. They are keeping secrets and Kate then begins to think this case is looking more like murder than an accident.

The Ocean at the End of the lane By Neil Gaiman Adult Fiction, 2013 Reviewed by Ann Doubleday, Adult Services To all you Neil Gaiman fans, I realize I’ve come late to the party. But to those non-fantasy readers like myself, I’d like to tell you why this novel is worth a try. Yes, it has its share of magic and ghoulish creatures from other worlds. But it is also a powerfully realistic portrait of a child’s inner world. There may be monsters out there -- suicide, a father’s violent rage, an extra-marital affair -- that threaten the only sense of home and safety a child knows. But there is also true magic: the yellow glow of daffodils, the warmth of a hot bath, the creamy milk fresh

from the cow. For the child, these small pleasures can be enough to feel complete happiness even while knowing he will eventually need to go out into the storms that may be raging around him. All the terrors and wonders of a child in a world ruled by adults are here. For a special treat, listen to the outstanding audio version read by the author. Under the spell of Gaiman’s magic, I was completely transported back into a childhood world that is often nearly forgotten.


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TownNews Manager’s Message Aaron Frank, Town Manager The National Weather Service indicated that during the May 4 storm that damaged the Causeway last spring, the lake was at 100 feet. The causeway height is 103 feet. Winds were as high as 80 miles per hour and waves on Lake Champlain at this wind speed would have been 7 feet and more. Following the emergency repairs made by the State of Vermont Agency of Transportation that allowed the causeway to re-open in June we received a federal disaster declaration on July 30. The town hosted FEMA for a meeting in August with Chittenden County municipal governments that may be eligible for recovery funding. FEMA visited the town and inspected the causeway three weeks ago. The town has asked to be considered for both recovery (which would include repairs to pre-storm condition) and mitigation (more extensive efforts that would help protect against damage from future storms and reduce disaster-event losses). Police Department Chief Doug Allen On November 15, Colchester’s annual winter parking ban takes effect. Parking on town roadways, rightof-ways or parking lots is prohibited from November 15tthrough March 15 between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Violations may result in the vehicle being towed at the owner’s expense. This ordinance allows the Public Works department to keep our roadways and parking lots clear and safe during the winter. CPD staff has responded to several complaints from the public about aggressive driving on our roadways and in our neighborhoods. We respond to these complaints with: increased awareness, portable speed signs, greater police presence, and increased enforcement in the problem areas. Please be aware of your speed around our community and pay particular attention to our school zones that are marked with flashing lights. CPD officers will have zero tolerance for violations in school zones, highway work zones, and any violations involving passing a stopped school bus with flashing red lights. And please remember – Heads Up, Phone Down. CPD responded to 1105 calls for service in October. Those calls resulted in 27 persons charged with criminal offenses ranging from driving under the influence to felony domestic assault. Rescue and Technical Rescue Squads Rescue Chief Scott Crady Colchester Rescue hosted a joint training with Malletts Bay Fire Department, Colchester Center Volunteer Fire Company and Milton Rescue. The topic was srtoke assessment. The Vermont state medical adviser, Dr. Dan Wolfson, is rolling out a pilot project, which is the one of the first in the U.S. for assessing large vessel occlusions in the brain. This project is utilizing technology to help assess a patient with stroke symptoms to see if a proper assessment can be conducted in the field by EMS providers to diagnose this type of occlusion. If this project is successful it will help agencies that are in rural areas assess a stroke patient and then transport them to a facility that can remove the occlusion. There were 146 emergency medical calls for October 2018; this is an increase of 15 incidents from October 2017, with 131 incidents. Upcoming events Request a Letter from Santa by November 16! Each letter is unique and is sent straight from the North Pole! Register online with 105001-A and complete the questionnaire, or visit us at the office. $5 per letter. Notices • In observance of Veterans Day, the town offices will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12. • The town offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23, in observance of Thanksgiving. • Construction Update: Routes 7/2, 2A & 127 Intersection Improvement Project –There is only one sign left to install (at the junction of VT 2A & 127) and several to be removed. Minor site restoration work outside of the roadway is also needed at the north end of the project.

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This weekend the curtain will rise on the Colchester High School fall musical, an adaptation of the Tony award-winning play "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." The show opens on Thursday evening and will have repeat performances on Friday and Saturday. See Thursday, Nov. 8 for complete details.

8 Thursday Preschool yoga

11:30 a.m. - noon, Burnham Memorial Library. Join instructor Melissa Nutting for yoga for you and your preschooler. We will be singing, relaxing, reading and stretching - a delightful way to spend a half an hour with your child.

Melissa earned her Children’s Yoga Teacher Certification through the Child Light Yoga Center.

colchesTer/ MilTon roTary MeeTing

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

Annual Greek Food Festival Sunday, Nov. 10

12 Noon - 5pm, Rain or Shine

Free Admission Featuring

Full Greek Menu and Greek Pastries Live Greek Music and Church Tours also Available

Greek Orthodox Church • 862-2155 Corner of Ledge Road & South Willard Street Additional parking at Christ the King Church


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 Road, Colchester 658-0533 / Rev. Lisette Baxter, rector Sundays: 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Sunday School & Nursery: 10 a.m. Wednesdays: 11:30 a.m. Bible class; 12:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist Facebook: St. Andrew's Church, Colchester VT All are welcome. United Church of Colchester - ABC Rte. 2A-Village Green, Colchester 879-5442 / Rev. Dr. Russell Willis 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.

lego club

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

Teen crafT

4 - 5 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. We’re making tasty mug snacks! Bring a mug, or borrow one and make and eat something yummy. Sign up online at eventbrite. com/e/teen-craftstasty-mug-snackstickets-51763609349. Teens grades 6-12.

Teen cenTer

6 – 8 p.m., Cornerstone Community Church, 26 Bombardier Rd., Milton. Check out this awesome, safe space to come together and have fun! Whether your thing is basketball, volleyball, pool, foosball or just hanging out with friends - there is something for everyone at the Teen Center. Free (cash snack bar); grades 5 - 8. Please call 893-1481 for more information.

chs PresenTs "The 25Th annual PuTnaM counTy sPelling bee"

7 p.m., Colchester High School, 131 Laker Ln., Colchester. Over 40 CHS students bring this award-winning musical to the stage for four performances over the weekend. There will also be a silent auction held in the cafeteria throughout the weekend to raise funds for theater productions. Tickets can be purchased at the door. $10, adults; $5, students and seniors.

adulT baskeTball

7:30 - 9:30 p.m., Colchester Middle School, 425 Blakely Rd., Colchester. Looking for some basketball play without the structure of a league? Play is recreational with a pickup game format. Please bring a dark and light colored shirt each time. Sign-in and pay at the

gym each night. Times are subject to change! For adults out of high school $4 per night.

lyric TheaTer PresenTs "annie"

7:30 p.m., Flynn Theater, 153 Main St., Burlington. Come see Lyric Theater's most recent adaptation of the Tony award-winning musical. The cast includes several community members from Colchester. Tickets start at $24; visit for more information or to purchase tickets.

9 friday PlaygrouP

9:30 - 11 a.m., Colchester Meeting House, 830 Main St., Colchester. Playgroups are a great way for families to connect with other families, find out about other resources in the area and begin conversations about child development and parenting. If school is cancelled due to bad weather, so is playgroup. Due to construction at the meeting house this fall, some playgroups may be impacted and cancelled. If closed, a sign will be posted on the front of the meeting house. Parents please bring a snack for your child. Free; ages 5 and under.

baby sTory TiMe

10:30 a.m., Burnham Memorial Library. We will share the magic of stories, songs, rhymes, bounces and fingerplays. Participants will receive books and more at each session they attend. Ages 0 - 18 months (with caregivers); free.

MilTon holiday arTfesT

6 - 8 p.m., Milton Art Center and Gallery, 199 U.S. Route 7, Milton. Join a celebration of the arts featuring the work of many fine artists and artisans! Photography, collage, jewelry, wood designs, sculpture, monotypes, watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, mixed media and fiber

arts plus refreshments in a holiday setting. Visit www.miltonartistsguild. org for details! Reception Friday evening with live music and refreshments. Free.

aniMe nighT

6 - 8 p.m., Laboratory B, 266 Pine St., Burlington. Join us as we view the latest animated shows originating from Japan. We'll watch four or more episodes and then chat about the show. You will also be able to learn about other anime events in our area. Enter through the side door.

chs PresenTs "The 25Th annual PuTnaM counTy sPelling bee"

7 p.m., Colchester High School, 131 Laker Ln., Colchester. (See Thursday, Nov. 8 for details.)

lyric TheaTer PresenTs "annie"

7:30 p.m., Flynn Theater, 153 Main St., Burlington. (See Thursday, Nov. 8 for complete details.)

10 saTurday chrisTMas crafT fair

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., United Church of Colchester, 900 Main St., Route 2A, Colchester. Features a variety of quality crafts including unique painted items, quilted items, punched tin, turned wood pieces, crafted soap, dried florals as well as, knitted and crocheted items, jewelry, stocking stuffers, porcelain snow babies and more. There will also be a quilt raffle, a crafters raffle and a bake sale. Lunch of homemade soups, sandwiches and pies will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. No entry fee.

chrisTMas bazaar

9 a.m. - 3 p.m., St. Pius X Church, 20 Jericho Rd., Essex Jct. Bring the entire family to enjoy our many craft offerings. Please email for information about attending or being a

participating crafter.

five corners crafT fesTival

9 - 3 p.m., St. James Church, First Congregational Church, Holy Family Church and the Essex Area Senior Center in Essex Jct. all come together to provide a multi-stop craft festival to help with early holiday shopping. Again this year each event will give a punch cards to the first 125 visitors at their location. Cards that have been fully punched by visiting all events during the day will be entered into a drawing to win one of five gift baskets. A large silent auction will be at the Senior Center and First Congregational Church. Please contact Linda Bogardus at 8728972 or lbogardus@ for more information.

crafT sale

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., United Church of Milton, 51 Main St., Milton. Browse many crafters with unique items. Email kberard-brown@ for more information.

MilTon holiday arTfesT

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Milton Art Center and Gallery, 199 U.S. Route 7, Milton. (See Friday, Nov. 9 for complete details.)

Pre-chrisTMas crafT show

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Milton High School, 17 Rebecca Danver Dr., Milton. Featuring over 70 local crafters! Kids’ Space with face painting, and food will be available all day, to benefit Project Graduation. Special appearance by Santa at 1:30 pm. Craft Raffle and non-perishable food drive to benefit the Milton Food Shelf. For information, visit Milton Pre-Christmas Craft Show on Facebook, or email

crafT/vendor show

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Milton Grange Hall, 135 River St., Milton. Choose from

CALENDAR LocaL meeTings Tuesday, novemBer 13 6:30 p.m., selectboard, Outer Bay Conference Room, Town offices, 781 Blakely Rd., Colchester.

wednesday, novemBer 14 6:30 p.m., friends of the Library, Burnham Memorial LIbrary, 898 Main St., Colchester.

Thursday, novemBer 15 4:30 p.m., Burnham memorial Library Trustees, Burnham Room, 898 Main St., Colchester.

a wide vairety of items and start your Christmas shopping early.

Books for frenchcanadian research

10:30 a.m., Vermont Genealogy Library, Fort Ethan Allen, 377 Hegeman Ave., Colchester. When you need to understand the historical, political, social and religious influences on our French-Canadian ancestors' lives it may be time to "crack a book." This is especially true when looking for advice on the research process itself, on migration paths, name changes and understanding the records themselves. A panel of five of our researchers will describe their favorite resources. $10.

Lyric TheaTer presenTs "annie"

1 and 7:30 p.m., Flynn Theater, 153 Main St., Burlington. (See Thursday, Nov. 8 for complete details.)

chs presenTs "The 25Th annuaL puTnam counTy speLLing Bee"

2 and 7 p.m., Colchester High School, 131 Laker Ln., Colchester. (See Thursday, Nov. 8 for details.)

Thanksgiving side dish cooking

4 - 5:30 p.m., Bayside Activity Center. This program will focus on side dishes like mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and stuffing muffins, as we teach the kids how to make these dishes so they can come home and make them for the family. Ages 8 11. $35, resident; $40, non-resident.

11 sunday sT. andrews pipe Band of vT. "BaTTLe's over"

6 a.m., First Congregational Church of Essex Junction, 39 Main St., Essex Jct. "Battle's Over" is an international commemoration marking 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of WWI. At 6 a.m. local time, 1,000 lone pipers throughout the country will play outside cathedrals and other locations in this historic, international event. Free.

Lyric TheaTer presenTs "annie" 1 and 6 p.m., Flynn Theater, 153 Main St., Burlington. (See Thursday, Nov. 8 for complete details.)

kids hair, cosmeTics and


1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Bayside Activity Center. During this program, participants will go through stations making their own face/ hand lotions and scrubs they get to take home with them, paint their nails and go through a presentation on hair styles and how to braid their hair in two to three different styles. Ages 8 - 11. $35, residents; $40, non-residents.

divorce care supporT group

5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Bluewater Center, 145 Pine Haven Shores Rd., Shelburne. Divorce is a tough road. Feelings of separation, betrayal, confusion, anger and self doubt are common. But there is life after divorce. Led by people who have already walked down that road, this 13-week group for men and women offers a safe place and process to help make that journey easier. For more information and to register, contact Sandy at 425-7053. Runs through December 2.

12 monday Town offices and Burnham memoriaL LiBrary cLosed in oBservance of veTerans day mBs caregiver/ chiLd pLaygroup

1 - 2:30 p.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 our free playgroup experience. Call MBS at 264-5900 for more information. Free; just drop in!

Log of a wwii prisoner of war

7 p.m., Colchester Historical Society, 828 Main St., Colchester. Join for a special Veterans Day program presented by Lt. Richard J. Heh. Free refreshments; donations appreciated.

13 Tuesday ToddLer sTory Time

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

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

14 wednesday pLaygroup

9:30 - 11 a.m., Colchester Meeting House, 830 Main St., Colchester. (See Friday, Nov. 2 for complete details.)

mah Jongg aT The LiBrary

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

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

kniTTing and more: spiraL TuBe socks

6 - 8 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Knitters and other needle workers of all skill levels; beginners welcome. This month you can come and learn how to make tube socks.

15 Thursday preschooL yoga

11:30 a.m. - noon, Burnham Memorial Library. (See Thursday, Nov. 8 for 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 and join us!

aduLT BaskeTBaLL

7:30 - 9:30 p.m., Colchester Middle School, 425 Blakely Rd., Colchester. (See Thursday, Nov. 8 for details.)

16 friday pLaygroup

9:30 - 11 a.m., Colchester Meeting House, 830 Main St., Colchester. (See Friday, Nov. 9 for complete details.)

BaBy sTory Time

10:30 - 11:15 a.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Enjoy the magic of stories, songs, rhymes, bounces and fingerplays. Participants will receive books and more at each session they attend. For babies aged 0-18 months and their caregivers. No sign-up required.

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saTurday 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.

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Braided rug workshop

10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Come learn the lost art of making beautiful and functional braid-in rag rugs! This method uses upcycled cotton or cotton-blend t-shirts and requires very little sewing. All materials are provided to make a small forest-green rag rug, though we welcome you to bring along any other cotton and cotton-blend t-shirts in other colors that can be introduced in your rug. If you have any of the following notions and tools, please feel free bring them along – if you do not have these, rest assured that we will have plenty to share: fabric scissors sharp and sturdy enough to cut through two layers of t-shirt material; rotary cutting mat and rotary cutter, clear rotary-cutting acrylic ruler at least 12” long; size 8, 9 or 10mm crochet hook(s). Registration is required; call 264-5660.

using googLe search To find ancesTors

10:30 a.m., Vermont Genealogy Library, Fort Ethan Allen, 377 Hegeman Ave., Colchester. Ed McGuire will discuss how to use this tool to locate records associated with your ancestors. He’ll demonstrate the use of commands & operators in your queries to improve the relevance of your search results. $10.


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Wild Bird Sale Sale Dates: Monday Oct. 29 to Friday, Nov. 16

10 lb. Nyjer



Select Suet

89¢ each

50 lb. Black Oil Sunflower Seed $


Feeders and Accessories

20% OFF

No other discounts apply during this sale.

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Mon - Fri 7:30 - 5:30, Sat 8:00 - 4:00, Sun Closed

18 sunday woko fLea markeT

8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Champlain Valley Exposition, 105 Pearl St., Essex Jct. Features tag sale items, crafts, antiques, and more, and is a great opportunity for those looking to buy – and sell – bargain merchandise and related goods.

vfw auxiLiary BreakfasT

9 - 11 a.m. VFW Post 6689, 73 Pearl St., Essex Jct. Open to the public.

eThan aLLen homesTead "The TurBuLenT sons of The revoLuTion"

2 p.m., Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington. Former New York Times bureau chief and visiting professor at Dartmouth College Christopher Wren will discuss his latest book on the Green Mountain Boys focusing on the role they played during the Revolutionary War and in Vermont’s formative years. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

Pets of the Week GEORGE

~ 4 years old Neutered male ~ Breed: Mixed breed Arrival Date: 10/10/2018

Energy Level: medium Reason here: found as a stray

Meet George! Oh, George, your sweet face just melts our hearts! Found as a stray and recovering from a skin infection, George has been working on sprucing himself up for his new family. We think this dapper gentleman is ready to move on to comfy couches and being spoiled! From stray to family, add George to your pack today! My thoughts on: Dogs: George has been interested in dogs at HSCC and may do well with a proper introduction Cats: His history with cats is unknown Children: His history with children is unknown

Humane Society of Chittenden County 802-862-0135

Classifieds & jobseekers PAINTING SERVICES

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OCT. 30 - NOv. 5 waRNINgS: 55 TICkETS

6 Speeding 3 Possession of tobacco (no permit/license, under 18) 3 Passing school bus 2 Using portable electronic device (first violation) 1 Possession of marijuana/hashish (first offense, under 21) 1 Possession of marijuana/hashish (first offense, 21 or older) 1 Passenger possessing open container of marijuana 1 Starting parked vehicles 1 Operating without a license 1 Operating after suspension/revocation/refusal (first offense) 1 Persons required to register 1 Passenger restrictions 1 Vehicle not inspected within 15 days of Vt. registration 1 Throwing, depositing and dumping refuse (1 cubic foot or more, uncompacted)


5 Driving with a criminally suspended license 1 Marijuana; possession or cultivation (> 1 pound or 10 plants)


2:57 a.m., DLS on Ethan Allen Ave 8:42 a.m., Motor vehicle complaint on College

Pkwy./Campus Rd. 9:13 a.m., Medical; location withheld 11:34 a.m., Mental health issue; location withheld 2:34 p.m., Larceny (other) on Haileys Way 2:40 p.m., TRO/FRO Service on Parkwood Dr. 3:05 p.m., Animal problem on Belair Dr. 6:50 p.m., Accident (LSA) on W. Lakeshore Dr./ Sharrow Cir. 7:25 p.m., Medical; location withheld 7:37 p.m., Noise on Catamount Ln. 9:02 p.m., Medical; location withheld 9:16 p.m., Medical; location withheld 11:41 p.m., Animal problem on Perimeter Dr.


9:51 a.m., Suspicious event on Shady Ln. 10:18 a.m., Trespass on Blakely Rd. 10:35 a.m., Juvenile problem; location withheld 10:51 a.m., Motor vehicle complaint on Holy Cross Rd./Thayer Bay Rd. 10:59 a.m., Motor vehicle complaint on Prim Rd. 11:13 a.m., Motor vehicle complaint on Prim Rd. 11:19 a.m., Trespass on College Pkwy. 12:13 p.m., Suspicious event on Roosevelt Hwy. 1:11 p.m., Juvenile problem; location withheld 3:13 p.m., Trespass on Mountain View Dr. 4:13 p.m., Suspicious event on Lower Mountain View Dr. 4:49 p.m., Vandalism on Bonanza Park 5:06 p.m., Animal problem on Aurielle Dr./ Ponderosa Dr. 6:31 p.m., Juvenile problem; location withheld 7:12 p.m., Suspicious event on Wintergreen Dr. 7:51 p.m., Suspicious event on Creek Farm Rd. 8:22 p.m., Animal problem on Wexford Ln. 11:08 p.m., Motor vehicle complaint on Roosevelt Hwy./Exit 16

11:10 p.m., Motor vehicle complaint on Roosevelt Hwy./Jasper Mine Rd.


3:16 a.m., Suspicious event on Main St. 7:21 a.m., Juvenile problem; location withheld 10:20 a.m., Citizen dispute on Laker Ln. 11:12 a.m., Animal problem on Camel Hump Rd. 12:43 p.m., Medical; location withheld 7:01 p.m., Subpoena service on Sunset Dr. 7:13 p.m., DLS on Bay Rd. 7:53 p.m., Subpoena service on Pearl St. 7:54 p.m., Motor vehicle complaint on Wall St. 9 p.m., Medical; location withheld 11:21 p.m., Mental health issue; location withheld


12:32 a.m., Mental health issue; location withheld 2:39 a.m., Juvenile problem; location withheld 4:55 a.m., Medical; location withheld 7:26 a.m., Medical; location withheld 7:51 a.m., Motor vehicle complaint on Roosevelt Hwy. 8:41 a.m., Lockdown drill on Laker Ln. 9:25 a.m., Vandalism on Oak Cir. 10:36 a.m., Mental health issue; location withheld 12:33 p.m., Drugs on Lime Kiln Rd./Observatory Ln. 1:08 p.m., Suspicious event on Hercules Dr. 2:36 p.m., Juvenile problem; location withheld 2:45 p.m., Property damage on Bluebird Dr. 3:32 p.m., Domestic disturbance; location withheld

5:04 p.m., Mental health issue; location withheld 7:01 p.m., Animal problem on Holy Cross Rd. 8:32 p.m., Threats/harassment on Porters Point Rd. 8:34 p.m., Motor vehicle complaint on Windermere Way/Biscayne Hgts. 11:11 p.m., Suspicious event on S. Park Dr.


2:41 a.m., Accident (LSA) on Severance Rd./ LIberty Ln. 9:11 a.m., Accident with property damage on W. Lakeshore Dr./Church Rd. 11:33 a.m., Juvenile problem; location withheld 11:48 a.m., Animal problem on Blakely Rd./ Edgewood Dr. 12:57 p.m., DLS on Malletts Bay Ave./Blakely Rd. 1:19 p.m., Medical; location withheld 2:14 p.m., DLS on W. Lakeshore Dr. 3:19 p.m., Motor vehicle complaint on Severance Rd./Oak Terr. 8:03 p.m., Motor vehicle complaint on Main St. 11:20 p.m., Drugs on Macrae Rd.


12:31 a.m., Noise on Cashman Rd. 1:28 a.m., Noise on Pontigny Pl. 1:31 a.m., Drugs on Heineberg Dr. 2:29 a.m., Medical; location withheld 3:05 a.m., Suspicious event on U.S. Route 7/ Brentwood Dr. 7:46 a.m., Illegal dumping on Poor Farm Rd. 8:04 a.m., Sexual assault; location withheld 8:24 a.m., Medical; location withheld 8:32 a.m., Larceny from building on North St.

Noon, Found/lost property on Blakely Rd. 12:27 p.m., Welfare check on Heritage Ln. 3:27 p.m., Medical; location withheld 3:39 p.m., Burglary on Blakely Rd. 4:20 p.m., Motor vehicle complaint on Roosevelt Hwy./Blakely Rd. 5 p.m., Medical; location withheld 5:13 p.m., Threats/harassment on Belair Dr. 9:07 p.m., Suspicious event on College Pkwy./ Campus Rd. 9:51 p.m., Suspicious event on Cashman Rd. 11:13 p.m., Littering on Roosevelt Hwy./Poor Farm Rd. 11:21 p.m., DLS on E. Allen St./East St.


6:55 a.m., Assist with car seat inspection on Blakely Rd. 10:42 a.m., Burglary on Lower Mountain View Dr. 11:41 a.m., Motor vehicle complaint on E. Lakeshore Dr./S. Bay Cir. 12:06 p.m., Motor vehicle complaint on College Pkwy. 12:06 p.m., Juvenile problem; location withheld 1:20 p.m., Animal problem on Pine Meadow Rd. 1:37 p.m., Medical; location withheld 2:27 p.m., Medical; location withheld 3:08 p.m., Disorderly conduct on S. Park Dr. 5:15 p.m., Medical; location withheld 5:38 p.m., Animal problem on Lavigne Rd.

TOTal: 251

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Lakers held at bay in finals


ABOVE: Junior Jessica Laquerre tries to make a play on her CVU opponent, only to be held back during Saturday's D-I girls soccer varsity championship. It was the sixth shot CHS has had at the title since they last won it in 1986. BELOW: The intensity of the game, which was decided by the single goal by CVU, is written all over the face of sophomore Lakers goalkeeper Olivia Moore as she chases down a ball. BELOW RIGHT: Senior Ava Hayes holds back a Redhawk as she delivers a kick upfield. BOTTOM: Fans ignore the wet, cold weather to cheer on the Lakers. We will have color photos from the game on

“We tell our athletes, ‘All you can do is put yourself in a position to be successful.’ And they did that today. Special group we have at Colchester, I am going to miss them. I am a very proud coach Jeff Paul today.” Lakers girls' varsity soccer coach

By LAUREN READ Colchester Sun correspondent BURLINGTON — For 45 minutes Colchester goalkeeper Olivia Moore stymied the potent Champlain Valley offense. Six minutes into the second half, the Redhawks figured out how to get the Lakers brick wall: keep the ball away from her. “Olivia has been that way all season for us,” said Colchester coach Jeff Paul. “She is next-level good. She’s been that way all season and nothing changed today. In the big game, she came up big for us.” After CVU earned a corner kick, Olivia Zubarik served a ball to the far post — one that Moore had no chance to get a hand on. Gilwee met the ball in the air and headed it in for a 1-0 lead. The Champlain Valley defense, which allowed just three goals all season, made the goal stand and the Redhawks captured their second straight Division I girls soccer title Saturday at Burlington High School. “CVU is as good as they come. They are skilled defensively, they are big, they are strong,” Paul said. “I thought we created some good opportunities for ourselves. We were trying to get ourself in position, it just didn’t happen for us today.” Zubarik, who had 15 assists this season, stepped up to take the corner with two thoughts: keep it away from the goalie, and find Gilwee on the back post. “Catherine and I have played together a lot,” Zubarik said. “She is one of those people that can get a head on it. If

I just served it into the box and she was there, I knew it was going to go in.” The connection was yet another for the talented sophomore class at CVU, which has won two titles and not lost a game since the 2016 final. Despite the departure of six seniors from the title-winning group, the future looks bright for the Redhawks. “That’s the beauty, the balance, and the versatility of the group,” said CVU coach Stan Williams. “That front five was pretty dynamic and the back five too, they play off each other so well.” Moore — who finished the game with 10 saves — kept CVU off the board in the first half, coming strong out of net to cut off several runs from the Redhawk forwards. “I am just so proud of her, she played phenomenally,” Paul said. “You appreciate how well she plays when you see her work ethic. She is a special athlete.” Her strong play continued in the second half until the Zubarik-Gilwee connection broke the tie. “It’s amazing,” Gilwee said. “It feels awesome.” CVU goalie Maryn Askew (two saves) had a quiet game in the cold, steady rain and did not have to make a save in the second half to earn the clean sheet. With the win, Champlain Valley captured its seventh title in eight years. Colchester finishes with a 13-5 record. “We tell our athletes, ‘All you can do is put yourself in a position to be successful.’ And they did that today,” Paul said. “Special group we have at Colchester, I am going to miss them. I am a very proud coach today.”

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aker seniors Justin Datillio and Bailey Olson have been chosen to take part in next month’s 18th annual North-South Senior All-Star Football Game at Castleton University. Kickoff is slated for at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students, and will be available at the gate starting an hour prior to game time. All proceeds benefit the scholarship and grant programs of the Vermont Chapter of the National Football Foundation.

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Honoring our local heroes ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Colchester residents were asked to submit photos of military members in their families, along with a brief message of love and support. Here are some of the heroes among us, past and present. We honor them and the other servicemembers in our communities. (at left)

Arthur Lavigne

Hometown: Colchester, Vt. Service: U.S. Navy coxswain, 1942-1945 / North Atlantic Theater Thank you for your commitment, your courage and service to country! – Mary, Richard, Margaret, Peter Lavigne (at right)

1st Lt. Tyler J. Derderian Hometown: Colchester, Vt. Service: 1st lieutenant, u.s. marine corps, may 2015-present Be safe on your upcoming deployment. We love you. -Mom and Dad (Paula & Anthony), Katrina, Dominic

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sgt. jordan s. hillis Hometown: Colchester, Vt. Service: Sgt., u.s. marine corps Completed eight years of active duty, including deployments to the Middle East during Operation Enduring Freedom. Jordan also served as a member of the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group, working as a Marine security guard in U.S. embassies in Zambia, Germany and Colombia. He is currently serves in the United States Marine Corps Reserves, attached to a unit in Massachusetts. Jordan is also a full-time college student at Champlain College in Burlington, where he will graduate in May 2019 with a bachelor of science degree in cybersecurity.


Richard e. manchester

-Judy and Jim Hillis, proud parents

Hometown: burlington, Vt. Service: Private 1st Class, U.S. Air Force; Staff Sgt., Vermont Army National Guard; Lt. Colonel, Vermont State Guard 1948-present: Vietnam, Japan, Philippines, Thailand (Siam) Thank you for your many years of service to our country, and we are forever grateful to have you in our lives. We love you. – The Manchester Family


Cpl. Michelle leblanc I want to thank Cpl. Michelle Leblanc, Vermont State Police K9 and head trainer for Vermont Paws and Boots. She’s a true warrior, the stuff she’s been through. She just takes care of us so much. If I’ve got a problem, she’ll come to my house, and she lives in Williston. She has done so much for veterans, the organization, and she works entirely on donations. We’ve gone to the Legion convention in Rutland looking for donations, but she took that out of her own pocket. She’s probably the smartest dog handler I’ve ever seen, just amazing. She loves the veterans, she knows first hand – she has been in the muck. She’s still in the muck on a daily basis. And just comes out smiling because she’s got us. She’s done so much for me that I’m hers. If she wants something done, I’ll get it done. I know at least six other guys that train with her that would say the same thing.

She screens the dogs, screen the vets, trains them together and on her own time. She still works full-time for the state police so she doesn’t have a whole lot of wiggle room to put her feet up and read a book. And before we got qualified and certified, she takes care of all the equipment, the vet bill, the food. I just want to say thank you and I love you. I wish to hell we had more people like her around. She does more than to say thank you for your service. That’s nice but I didn’t get my first welcome home until 2005. With over 26 years of combined military and law enforcement experience, including 11 years as an award-winning K9 handler, founder Michelle Leblanc has the drive, determination, and the passion to make these service dog teams successful. – Sgt. Will Boyd, U.S. Marine Corps, Vietnam veteran from St. Albans, Vt.

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'When the Battle's Over' Essex Jct. bagpipe group partakes in international concert for 100th anniversary of WWI armistice By MADELINE CLARK From the green hills of Tyrol to the Green Mountain State, bagpipers will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the World War I armistice—and in the U.S., Veterans Day—by rising with the sun and playing “When the Battle’s Over.” St. Andrew’s Pipers, an Essex Jct. based group, will be among them. “We're very excited because it's going to

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gineers of the U.S. Army in World War I and had Scottish heritage. “He loved the bagpipes and loved his Scottish heritage,” Gildemeister said. “When I heard about this [event], you couldn’t keep me from it.” Historically, pipers and drummers led troops into battle and often suffered casualties for their positions on the frontlines, according to Paul. In World War I, they sometimes left the trenches to play before the troops advanced. Many of them were unarmed and died during their efforts, Paul said. The band will play a mixture of tunes at the event including “When the Battle’s Over" and “On the Road to Passchendaele,” a piece dedicated to over 500,000 soldiers who lost their lives en route to the namesake town in Belgium. The group will then switch to songs that were popular with soldiers during the war such as “Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag,” and “It’s a Long Road to Tipperary.” Visitors are welcome to attend the performance; participants will be treated to breakfast from the Quality Bakeshop afterward. During the event, Paul will discuss the history of the songs and the church’s pastor will lead a prayer and remembrance of veterans. “Piping is kind of oddball stuff anyway, so to have this thing that's going to involve players all over the world is just really cool to me,” Paul said. “It's that kind of music that fires folks up.” The St. Andrew’s Pipers practice each Wednesday around 7 p.m. in St. James Episcopal Church in Essex Jct. They perform at events, parades and several commencement ceremonies around the state including St. Michael’s College in Colchester.


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at the First Congregational Church of Essex to participate. “When the Battle’s Over” was composed by Scotsman William Robb in the 19th century and played by pipers as they returned to their barracks after combat ended, according to the College of Piping manager Stuart Letford. Pipers accompanied Scottish combat units to battle to aid with morale and provide entertainment on marches, Letford wrote in a research paper. “It’s very appropriate to use that instrument during the centenary,” St. Andrew’s piper and Scottish transplant Ewan Cameron said, adding that alongside its historical significance in war, bagpipes are “an instrument that people want you to play.” For some of the group’s members who are veterans—Paul included—there is added significance to the event, she said. But even for those who never served, there is pride and honor in commemorating veterans. Elizabeth Malone, a three-year piper, said the history behind the event appealed to her. “When I think back to World War I, I think of how many countries came together to right what they thought was evil,” she said, adding the event is a great way to mark the end of a negative period that brought positive and lasting alliances. Fellow piper Jon Mabee agreed. For him, the event renews history. He said it means a lot to have the privilege of honoring men and women who lost their lives to “tyranny and evil.” As a former officer with the Allen County Sheriff ’s Department in Indiana, Mabee said piping is how he gives back to law enforcement personnel. Gary Gildemeister, a 16-year member of the Essex Jct. group, hopes to honor his grandfather who served with the 107th en-

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Marching to the beat of a different drummer Essex Jct. vet recalls service in the Women's Army Corps By MADELINE CLARK Beth Paul picked up her bagpipes. Music swelled to fill a small sitting room in her Essex Jct. home as she breathed life into the instrument’s bag. Her slender fingers covered and revealed holes on the recorder-like neck of the pipes, as Paul moved the pipes’ three drones—the antenna-like poles atop the bag—changing the sounds it produces. Paul is pipe master of the Essex Jct. based St. Andrew’s Pipers. She’s played since the ’80s and has held almost every office in the band from treasurer to corporal, pipe sergeant to quartermaster. But it’s not the only type of quartermaster she’s been. Paul is a ve t e r a n

of the Vietnam War era and served stateside as a quartermaster officer at Fort McClellan in Alabama. In 1971, at 20 years old, Paul graduated college, and her father signed for her to join the U.S. Army since she was a year too young to enlist herself. Her family was no stranger to service with her father having served in the Navy, grandfather and uncle in the Army, a brother and sister in the Marine Corps and another sister a stewardess for Pan-American flights. “It wasn't really, ‘was I going to go into the military,’ but rather, ‘which branch would I go into,’” Paul said. During her time at the fort, Paul served various roles. At one point she worked in a warehouse managing boots, uniforms and other supplies and shipping them as needed. In another post, clothing sales, she sold uniforms. One of her favorite parts of the job, she said, was kitting Medal of Honor recipients. These individuals, according to Paul, were outfitted free-of-charge for life. The Women’s Army Corps School was founded at Fort McClellan in 1952, according to the U.S. Army Garrison


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website. Two years later, it became the first permanent home of the Women’s Army Corps Center. Between 500 and 700 women served with WAC during the Vietnam War, according to Texas Christian University history professor Kara Vuic. Most worked as clerks, cartographers, reporters, stenographers, typists, photographers, and air traffic controllers, Vuic said. Women were not permitted to fight in active combat. “I would have been happy had I had a more active role in supporting the troops in the field,” Paul said. “But at that time, women weren't even handling weapons.” Paul said she and her compatriots never chafed at the inequity: “It was just the way that it was.” But when she met her husband, George—a chemical officer, advanced class— in October 1971 and the couple wed the following April, she challenged standards. According to Paul, her female officer friends assumed she would resign since marriage and children often spelled an end to a woman’s military service. “The powers that be made it clear that if I became pregnant, I would be expected to resign,” she said. “They didn't really s e e women being pregnant and still being on active duty; it just wasn't done.” But Paul kept on. She had a twoyear commitment and wanted to complete it. She knew the “hierarchy’s” opinion and that her choice “wasn’t go to go over well.” But she completed her stint, and when it ended, she left the Army and started a family, which would grow to include four children. “It was just a different time,” Paul said. “People thought about work and marriage and family life differently.” Paul’s young adult years and draw to the military, while normal in her family, did seem unique when compared to her peers, she said. “It certainly seemed different than what a lot of my contemporaries were doing,” she said.“[It was] frowned on to be in the Army, in the service, really at that time.” In college, Paul protested with military re-

cruiters while many of her classmates challenged the war. “I got fired from my [part-time] job,” she said. “I had got to work late because I

"Whether you're a woman or a man doesn't really impact how you can contribute." Beth Paul

Veteran; bagpiper had been at a counter-protest, and they said, ‘Yeah, well we can't be having that, so don't come back.’ But I got another job.” Today, Paul said she’s a proponent of service for all. “[There’s] all kinds of work that folks could do for the betterment of the country, for the betterment of their community,” she said, adding service comes in many forms from military roles to first aid, educators and programs like the Civilian Conservation Corps or Vista Corps. “That's a great way to enhance that feeling of citizenship and patriotism and supporting your country.” It’s good to see women serving in active combat roles today, Paul said, adding, “Whether you're a woman or a man doesn't really impact how you can contribute.” This Veterans Day, Paul will serve again by leading St. Andrews Pipers in a World War I armistice signing commemorative bagpipe concert. The group will play several tunes including “When the Battle’s Over,” a traditional Scottish retreat song. Paul was inspired to join the group in 1983 when she watched them perform in Maple Street Park. She recalled seeing one female piper among the players’ ranks. “I had never seen a female piper before,” Paul said. “So I waited, hung around and talked to her, and she said … I should get lessons because she was leaving, she was moving to some other city.” The rest, as they say, is history.


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