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John Clagett remembered MIDDLEBURY Ñ Vermont author John Clagett died last week. He was a highly decorated U.S. Navy veteran. During World War II, Clagett commanded a P.T. boat at the Battle of Guadalcanal and was severely injured in the sinking of P.T. 111 on Feb. 1, 1943. His many accomplishments included graduating from the Naval Academy, receiving a Ph.D. from Yale University, spending three years in Norway with the diplomatic corps, and being professor emeritus of English at Middlebury College. He was a devout member of St. StephenÕ s Church in Middlebury. Among ClagettÕ s notable novels is a science-fiction work about a nuclear power plant accident, titled Ò The Orange RÓ ; it was set in the fictional town of Waybury, Vt.

Police searching for shoplifter RUTLAND TOWN On Nov. 10, the Vermont State Police were dispatched to Hannaford Supermarket located at 318 U.S. Route 7 in Rutland Town, for a female shoplifter who had fled the store on foot. During the investigation it was learned the shoplifter was Cynthia Charbonneau, 27; she is homeless in the Rutland City area. The investigation further revealed Cynthia has no known address and her CURRENT whereabouts are unknown. VSP is asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact VSP Trooper Cushing of the Rutland Barracks at 802-773-9101.

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By Lou Varricchio newmarketpress@denpubs.com MIDDLEBURY Ñ A head-on collision along U.S. Route 7 south of downtown Brandon claimed the lives of two people. Vermont State Police did not release the names of the victims at press time pending contact with next of kin. The accident, which occurred at 4:15 p.m. Nov. 15, was located approximately one-quarter mile south of Otter Valley Union High School. Most students and faculty had already left the high school for the weekend break. Police closed the highway for nearly five hours during the investigation and cleanup, which included some spilled fuel. The pressure vessel of the gas tanker was not breached as far as was known. The collision involved a station wagon and a Proctor Gas tanker truck, according to Brandon Police Chief Chris Brickell. No details about the cause of the accident were available. Vehicles on Route 7 were rerouted to Florence north and south of the accident scene.

VOICES OF THANKSGIVING — On Sunday Nov. 24, the Middlebury College Community Chorus will offer its annual Thanksgiving concert at 3 p.m. in Mead Chapel on the College campus. Admission is free. The 90-voice chorus draws singers from Brandon, Leicester, Salisbury, East Middlebury, Ripton, Goshen, Weybridge, Cornwall, Middlebury, Shoreham, New Haven, Waltham, Vergennes, Bristol, Monkton, North Ferrisburgh, Starksboro, Randolph, and Port Henry, N.Y. The choir traces its roots back more than 100 years when the Middlebury Musical Institute was founded. Photo by Brett Simison

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Barbara Clearbridge and Lynn Pope By Lou Varricchio

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newmarketpress@denpubs.com MIDDLEBURY Ñ Barbara Clearbridge (Shulamith Eagle) of Middlebury, has been volunteering as a member of Addison County Court DiversionÕ s Reparative Board for the past six months. The volunteer board meets with low-level offenders to develop a plan that focuses on repairing the harm that the offender has caused. Clearbridge, who also volunteers for Hospice Volunteer Services, said Ò I enjoy collaborating in this important work and really making Barbara Clearbridge a difference in peopleÕ s lives.Ó (Shulamith Eagle) According to Serena Eddy Guiles, program coordinator of Addison County RSVP and the Volunteer Center of the United Way Green Mountain Foster Grandparent Program, Ò Court Diversion staff members appreciate her gentle approach, saying Ô Barbara is always so thoughtful and kind with working with offenders. She truly embodies

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Anne Cady’s art is visual poetry By Lou Varricchio

newmarketpress@denpubs.com NEW HAVEN Ñ New Haven artist Anne Cady is getting a lot of attention these days. Last week, the Vermont Historical Society chose CadyÕ s painting, titled Ò Thanks for HelpingÓ , as the signature artwork for the upcoming Vermont History Expo 2014. According to Julie Nelson of the society, Ò Using Anne CadyÕ s art to represent Vermont History Expo is especially fitting this year, given that the Expo theme is Ô Artists and Artisans: VermontÕ s Creative Heritage.Õ Ó CadyÕ s oil paintings are Anne Cady inspired by the Vermont countryside just outside the door of her New Haven horse farm. Ò Through my paintings,Ó Cady remarked, Ò I am able to journey back to that slower country rhythm of the past, away from this hurry-up world and into those open spaces that are so quickly disappearing. While on this ride I can be playful with the harmonious patterns of fields, forests and mountains that repeat themselves again and again within the landscape. With my imagination as my guide, I take what I see in this place and make it my own. I am not ruled by what is real. It is the bold and vibrant colors, packed with their emotionally charged energy, that lift me and move me in the direction that I need to go. I respond

to them as they do to each other and together we head off.Ó Why the Vermont Historical Society picked a Cady landscape to adorn itÕ s annual, popular all-things-history expo isnÕ t too difficult to understand. Ò Although Vermont landscapes are typically traditional with fairly monochromatic palettes using iconic barn reds and clapboard whites, AnneÕ s Vermont has vibrant color and her hills are wavelike and unending, yet still recognizable as our state,Ó Nelson said. According to the artistÕ s own account, her paintings are on view in galleries-and museumsÑ in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Europe. A 1970s Middlebury College alumna, CadyÕ s delicious art is a big part of her day-to-day life. SheÕ s a wife, a mother of four, and a grandmother of five. Her self-described small horse farm in New Haven is a bucolic place where both inspiration and renewal are always possible. According to Cady, Ò As a painter I make this journey alone but some days my brush is in anotherÕ s hand. Those are the good days where everything flows. At times the road can get rough and there are struggles, but this is my place here. Vermont keeps me painting.Ó Writer Elizabeth Duvivier, director of Squam Art Workshops, sees Cady as a visual poet: Ò If Anne werenÕ t an oil painter, she could surely be a poet. The titles of her work reflect thought and grace, and are often as intriguing as the painting itself.Ó The Vermont History ExpoÑ graced by CadyÕ s Ò Thanks for HelpingÓ Ñ will take place next year at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds, June 21-22. The event will feature over 150 local historical societies, museums, and heritage organizations, as well as musicians, authors, genealogists, crafters and other talented professionals. “The History Expo weekend is filled with parades, presentations, heritage animals, reenactments, performances, demonstrations, andÑ this yearÑ the art of Anne Cady,Ó Nelson noted. You can see more of CadyÕ s work at the Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury.

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Local doctors to discuss Bali adventures

BRISTOL Ñ The Indonesian island of Bali will be featured at this monthÕ s program of the One World Library Project. Bali: Consciousness, Culture and Community will be presented by Drs. Carla and David Osgood on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol. The Osgoods, who are practicing clinical psychologists and teachers, will discuss their 20 years of traveling and teaching in Bali where they introduce students to Balinese culture and help them develop sensitive intercultural communication skills. The Osgoods and their students live with Balinese families, travel to sacred sights, meet traditional healers and participate in the ceremonies of healing and spiritual celebration that are a daily occurrence on the island. Their work in bridging consciousness, culture and community has been described as profoundly healing and transformative by the individuals and groups they lead. During the Nov. 21 program, the Osgoods will compare western education and thinking, which tends to be rational, analytical and categorizing, with the Balinese tradition, which emphasizes feeling, intuition, relationship, complexity, and balance. According to the Osgoods, this has Ò profound implications for the maintenance of individual and collection well-being.Ó The Osgoods have found that this contrasting perspective is more than just an interesting cultural backdrop, but also serves as a profound difference through which they can probe deeper dimensions of well being and interbeing.

Drs. Carla and David Osgood with Balinese psychiatrist and healer Dr. Leu Ketut Suryani. The couple’s Bali adventures will be be featured at Bristol’s One World Library Project.

Residents address Select Board conflict of interest vote MIDDLEBURY Ñ At the Nov. 5 meeting of the Middlebury Select Board, resident Louise Vojtisek spoke in support of Board members Victor Nuovo and Susan Shashok regarding the Selectboard’s Oct. 22 conflict of interest vote on the town offices and recreation facilities project term sheet. Shashok said that she believed both board members to be solid citizens with good intentions. She also noted that she had observed that the town offices project is about buildings, not about

people, and encouraged the Select Board to continue to focus on clearly defining what the issues are relative to construction and responding to the publicÕ s concerns. Resident Ron Kohn spoke in support of rehabilitating the current municipal building and gymnasium at their existing location citing, in part, the findings from a mechanical and electrical systems study conducted by Engineering Services of Vermont that was completed earlier in 2013.

Board member Dean George announced that fellow member Gary Baker will chair a new subcommittee charged with reviewing and drafting revisions to the Select Board Conflict of Interest Policy. The other members of the subcommittee will be Planning Commission member Steve Terry and Development Review Board member Ted Davis.


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Made-in-the-USA?

Ò Whether the glass is half full or half empty isnÕ t important. ItÕ s who owns the glass.Ó (Roger Simmermaker) uite a few Vermonters have Ò Buy LocalÓ stickers plastered on the rear bumpers of their mostly foreign automobiles. This visual oxymoron always makes me chuckle. Why? Well, at least through my jaded eyes, while your foreign car might have been purchased at a Ò localÓ dealership, IÕ d hardly consider it practicing what you preachÑ meaning, when it comes to the true spirit behind the meaning of Ò Buy LocalÓ you really have to look at who owns the glass. In the case of cars and trucks, does Ò localÓ always mean the USA? I would think DetroitÑ not Yokohama, not Seoul, not HamburgÑ would apply here. So, what about a Toyota assembly plant in California? Where did the profits of your car purchase go? Detroit or a foreign city? But just because I choose to purchase an American car does it mean I am buying a 100 percent Made-in-America product? Maybe that Volvo ownerÕ s Ò Buy LocalÓ bumper sticker is meant to apply only to Vermont stuffÑ milk, syrup, eggs and cheese, all-natural soap, microbrews, soup crackers, etc.? So, maybe I should back this up and ask a more basic question: what exactly is an American car these days? According to syndicated consumer reporter Gregory Karp, there really isnÕ t much thatÕ s either 100-percent American or 100- percent Japanese, Korean, Chinese or German-made merchandise today. We live on a tiny planet and complex productsÑ like automobiles and computersÑ have many parts that are sourced from around the globe. Ò The notion of buying an American car is especially complicated because so many foreign automakers use American-made parts and have assembly plants in the U.S.Ñ while profits flow to the foreign company,” Karp writes. Ò Meanwhile, some U.S.-based automakers use some foreign parts and labor. So that becomes a judgement call based on your personal definition of Ô American car.Õ Ó Perhaps an even more fundamental question is what does Ò Made in the USAÓ really mean today? Here again, nuances of definitions matter. The Federal Trade Commission defined Made in the USA in 1997 by saying that Ò all or virtually allÓ of the components of the product must be made in the USA. But if, says, 1 percent of the product contains a foreign component, then how can you honestly say itÕ s Made in the USA? According to KarpÕ s interpretation of the 1997 FTC law, Ò the product should contain no or negligible foreign content. But there are no

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hard-and-fast percentages.Ó Another thing to consider is the fact that many company products do not mentionÑ on the label or in documentationÑ where they are made? Legally, companies are not required to publish where their products are made. That fact, alone, disturbs me. Considering ChinaÕ s reputation for including toxins in their exports, is it any wonder more and more folks want to know what theyÕ re buying and where it comes from? Recently, I heard of someone who received terrible news that he has heavy metal poisoningÑ which includes mercury and uranium. The only link he can make is to the Japanese fish (including sushi) he loves to consume— and that can only mean Fukushima. So, where your cars, clothing, and food comes from really matters today. And how about those Mexican mangoes linked to salmonella? Ok, IÕ m as much a globalist as the next guy, but I still draw the line. I am an American first. I prefer to buy American-made products where the profits stay right here, on our sunny shoresÑ not in Asia or the E.U. I am doing best when I am fully committed to Ò Buy LocalÓ ; thatÕ s when I support my fellow American workersÑ be they union or non-union folks. In short, I follow the advice of bestselling author, union member, and consumer patriot Roger SimmermakerÑ he wrote the excellent book, Ò How Americans Can Buy American.Ó Simmermaker says donÕ t just buy Americanmade products, but buy the products of American companies whichÑ in the long runÑ pay more taxes than the foreign firms. That’s good for us. Thus, SimmermakerÕ s quoteÑ Ò Whether the glass is half full or half empty isnÕ t important. ItÕ s who owns the glass.Ó Ñ isnÕ t protectionism; it makes perfect sense to anyoneÑ any peopleÑ with a healthy sense of self interest. Today, even with the bailout, G.M. pays more U.S. taxes than its rival Toyota does (or ever did). ThatÕ s not fair. But even with Uncle Sam’s hobbling, G.M. is profitable today with 23,000 new U.S. jobs created since 2009. It is also steadily paying down its bailout bill and it will soon supercede Toyota as the no. 1 carseller, again. It may be challenging to follow SimmermakerÕ s Ò Buy AmericaÓ guidelines in todayÕ s global marketplace, but I’ll always buy American first. In the end, it helps America and Americans. LetÕ s not forget, America is where you and I eat, sleep, work and make loveÑ but not necessarily in that order. Lou Varricchio/The Vermont Eagle

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America was leading the world. ver the last few weeks As I recall the events of the when channel surfday, our classmate returned ing on the television, thrilled at what she had seen. nearly every network has been She was only a few feet away featuring documentaries on the from the President, he looked upcoming 50th anniversary of right at her and waved. As she the assignation of President John was relaying her exciting enF. Kennedy. For a generation that counter, word reached the classlived through that tragic eventroom that shots had been fired ful period and the turmoil that at the President. We were all in seemed to follow, all it takes is Dan Alexander shock and as I recall she was one simple black and white picThoughts from totally destroyed. To be on such ture and you are not only comBehind the Pressline a high one moment and then to pelled to watch but somehow are have that moment shattered so left to relive those events and the quickly was almost too much for a young child feelings, once again. to comprehend. In many ways the entire naThe painful event still brings tears to the eye tion and perhaps much of the world was feeland the deep down sadness of why he was taking exactly the same way. We were all totally en from us. Everyone has a snapshot of where unprepared for what was to take place over the they were when the President was shot. So next few days and the next few years. many Americans felt a deep connection to this As a class we knelt and began to pray. We very likable man and his family. Please indulge soon learned of the PresidentÕ s fate. The exciteme, as I share my story. ment and optimism of those prior days seemed As a young 9-year-old boy, I was living in to vanish into thin air as we kept asking why Dallas, Texas at the time. A third grade classand no teacher, parent or adult could offer an mate who was to attend the landing of Air answer. Force One at Love Field, had prepared the As a wide eyed young boy the events of the class all week for her thrill of lifetime, an opnext few days were unimaginable. Everything portunity to get a glimpse of the President of came to a complete stop. I mean everything. the United States and the first lady. Our class We were all glued to our radios and television was able to touch that event through her parsets but unlike other parts of the nation the ticipation. As such we were all connected and anxiously awaiting her report back to the class. grief and fear in Dallas was compounded by the fact that he was shot and killed in our city. In that era, especially as young children, The nation would blame Dallas and somehow we were in complete awe of our President, a we had let the young President and the nation World War II naval hero on PT 109. He was the down. Over the weekend we would witness man who set us on the course to put a man on the moon. He saved our nation and perhaps the assassin being gunned down, putting further shame on the city and fueling even higher the world from nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was the man who challenged levels of fear as to exactly what was happening and who was behind all this. us to discovered what we could do for the naI think no matter what age one was when tion, rather than what the nation could do President Kennedy was killed, none of us were for us. He made it clear that the tasks ahead would not be easy, but it was up to us to step ever quite the same again. We had something very special stolen from us the bright shinny forward and do our part. He inspired us. day in Dallas. Many call it a loss of innocence, At that time we had no talking heads on cable TV or talk radio hosts who would put IÕ ve heard others describe it as we lost our optimism and it was replaced with pessimism. the President down nor constantly oppose In retrospect perhaps no one, not even Jack his actions. In fact most radio stations would Kennedy could live up to the legend that is play a comic impersonator, a fellow by the President Kennedy and those thousand days name of Vaughn Meader who would lovingly of Camelot. But the 9-year-old boy in me still poke fun at the first family. We considered the White House to be Camelot, the stuff dreams believes we owe it to President Kennedy and future generations to reach for the stars, not and movies were made of and when youÕ re a because it is easy, but because it is hard. 9-year-old, red blooded American, there was no bigger star than the 35th President of the Dan Alexander is associate publisher of New United States and he was flying into our town Market Press. He may be reached at dan@newmaron that shiny new plane called Air Force One. This was an era of success and confidence and ketpressvt.com.


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A gift that keeps on giving To the editor: A blood donation can be life giving, having an impact far beyond the immediate benefit to the recipient. Fifteen years ago, I received several pints of blood after a drunk driver crashed into our car putting me in critical condition with multiple injuries. Hemorrhaging internally, I was close to Ò bleeding outÓ by the time I reached the Emergency Room. (I have been told that I am alive by the benefit of “20 minX W HV DQG RI DQ LQFKµ 7UDQVIX VLRQV W R UHSODFHW KHEORRG lost to torn joints, lacerated organs, and subsequent surgeries, was a significant element of my survival. When you donate blood, it is hard to imagine the impact that your gift will have on other people. In my case, the gifts I received, blood donations being one among the many kindnesses I accepted from strangers, motivated me to focus my energies on being a positive force in my community. It is my hope that some of the work I have been involved with in the years since the crash has benefited the lives of others in ways that mirror the impact that so many strangers had on mine. A pint of blood can make a world of difference on one life; and can have far reaching benefits to an entire community. Please think about the immense possibilities your gift can bring when you give blood at the upcoming Gift Of Life Marathon on December 17, 2013. ItÕ s not just about breaking the national record, although that is an admirable community goal. In my book, giving blood is about helping individuals in need, while potentially having a positive impact on everyone around you. Please call 800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood. org to make your appointment today.

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Christmas Shoppe seeks gifts for kids MIDDLEBURY — The non-profit Christmas Shoppe in Middlebury serves more than 300 low-income Addison County families providing them with holiday gifts and warm clothing. The shop staff is seeking donations of the following items for Christmas this year: New hats, mittens and gloves for small children and babies Holiday gift-wrap paper, bows and tags

New toys for girls ages 5-10: crafts kits, dolls, books New toys for boys aged 5-10: sports related (soccer balls, footballs, basketballs, baseball mitts) Little items for stocking stuffers Please drop off items at the Middlebury Community Services Building at 282 Boardman St. in the conference room on the left as you enter, Tuesday Ð Friday, from 9 a.m.-noon.

Board moves forward on downtown projects MIDDLEBURY Ñ At a meeting Nov. 5, Middlebury Select Board member Dean George reported that Town Attorney Benj Putnam had reviewed the draft formal agreement for the Lazarus Property-EDI Parcel exchange and had forwarded his comments to Middlebury College, where it remains under attorney review. Once that review is complete, George said, the Select Board will take up consideration of the agreement at a future meeting. At the meeting, Town Manager Kathleen Ramsay reported that

three companies responded to the Main Street and Merchants Row Railroad Overpass Bridge Replacements Poreject request for proposal for construction manager and general contractor services. The BoardÕ s Technical Evaluation Committee expects to be ready to make a recommendation in December. Ramsay noted that the bridge project—which will cause traffic disruption downtownÑ remains on schedule to begin construction in the spring of 2014.

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Helping injured cyclists To the editor: The fund that was created to collect donations for the two bicyclists who were hospitalized after being struck by an impaired driver at the 2013 Tour de Farms in Addison County has collected $1,225 to date and the goal is $1500. The plan is to replace Martin VeitÕ s bicycle and to make a financial gift to Sophie Gerry by mid-November. If you can help close the gap, please make a check payable to Stephen Znamierowski and write Ò Martin Veit FundÓ on the memo line. Please send the check to: Stephen Znamierowski, Martin Veit Fund, 42 Collins Mt. Rd., Richmond, Vt. 05477. Thanks to all who have contributed thus far. Thanks also to EarlÕ s Cyclery and members of the GMBC for helping out and for organizing the fund. Martin and his wife, Jill, moved to Moretown from L.A. just two weeks prior to the Tour de Farms. They have been incredibly gracious, considering all they have been through. Thanks for your generosity. Stephen Znamierowski Richmond

Hands off summer: A group of parents and other residents from around the Champlain Valley formed a group, calledVermont Save Our Summer Coalition-Opposing Calendar 2.0. The organization is aligned philosophically with other groups across the U.S., which have fought similar summer proposals elsewhere. File photo

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Births A girl born Oct. 30, Shelbey Lenora Brace, to Alexandria Jimmo and James Brace of Charlotte. A girl born Oct. 30, Emma May Delabruere, to Kyle and Jennifer Delabruere of Salisbury. A boy born Nov. 2, Nolan David Tedesco, to Michael and Carly Tedesco of Bristol. A girl born Nov. 2, Sophia Jean Roleau, to Trent and Abigail Roleau of Lincoln. A girl born Nov. 3, Isabelle Joan-Krans-Gould, to Joseph Krans and Lori Gould of New Haven. A girl born Oct. 14, Aurelia Charlie Lyons, to Chas and Halina Lyons of Middlebury. A boy born Oct. 16, Liam Michael Guillemette, to Eric and Samantha Guillemette of Rutland. A boy born Oct. 17, Owen Parker Strong, to Geoffrey and Amy Strong of Brandon.

Sand Hill Bridge project out to bid MIDDLEBURY Ñ Middlebury Town Manager Kathleen Ramsay reported at the Nov. 5 Select Board meeting that her office received notification from the Vermont Agency of Transportation that the Sand Hill Bridge replacement project has been put out to bid on schedule and that construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2014.

MIDDLEBURY Ñ Right now, a proposed academic calendar that stirred controversy among family members will not be implemented for next school year; the issue will continue to be examined as more parents offer vocal feedback to local superintendents. There were five regional forums for the public to discuss the issue with superintendents from the Champlain Valley. For the most part, the heads of their respective school districts heard negative comments from parents as well as from residents who identify themselves as people who donÕ t currently have children enrolled in school. Criticism mainly centers around parents concerned about how breaks are structured in the calendar and its impact on family life. As unveiled to the public, Calendar 2.0 would maintain 175 student learning days in the regional calendar, but shorten summer and add more vacation time throughout the year. Superintendents call those breaksÑ intersessionsÑ noting they could be used for enrichment or remedial classes for students and professional development for teachers. Superintendents are legally authorized to set the regionÕ s school calendar each year, with that decision traditionally coming in January or February. Chittenden South Supervisory Union Superintendent Elaine Pickney, who was named VermontÕ s top schools chief earlier in the year, has discussed the proposal with her boards. The union school district is comprised of the southern Chittenden County towns of Shelburne, Charlotte, Hinesburg, Williston and St. George. A group of residents from around the Champlain Valley formed a group, Vermont Save Our Summer Coalition-Opposing Calendar 2.0. This organization is aligned philosophically with other groups across the U.S., which have fought similar proposals elsewhere.

Lisa Zengioowski, school director at Renaissance School at Shelburne, said her institution is watching the Calendar 2.0 process, but will make any academic schedules based on their student and faculty needs. Ò WeÕ re not going to change our policy just because the public schools will,Ó she said. Catlin Waddick of Shelburne has three children enrolled at the Shelburne Community School. She attended a public forum in Burlington about the proposal, standing for the meetingÕ s 90 minutes, holding a sign criticizing Calendar 2.0,asking for more free play to be included in the school day and reminding those in there that Ò kids should be kids.Ó Waddick, who noted she was not speaking on behalf of the Coalition, but rather as a concerned parent, worries about the impact the proposal would have not only on students , but on educators, as well. She said the shortening of summer vacation and the addition of more breaks during cooler weather could lead to more children seeking entertainment from electronics or social media sites rather than participating in a camp or outdoor activity. Ò Vermont has some of the best camps internationally,Ó Waddick said. Ò If you have a break in February when itÕ s slushy, youÕ ll have kids sitting in front of the television.Ó Waddick added that young children go to school to see friends and play. SheÕ s worried that factors, such as poverty and family dynamics, often hamper older children from success in school. Waddick also wonders if Calendar 2.0 were enacted, would it help those struggling families? Ò ItÕ s hard to get to school if you havenÕ t eaten, and if Mom is stressed about going to work and trying to get you and your siblings to school.Ó David Adams, superintendent of Addison Northeast Supervisory Union, said he followed the conversations his counterparts in the Champlain Valley undertook. Ò We watched and participated in the conversations our neighbors to the North had,Ó according to Adams. Adams noted the Addison N.E. Supervisory UnionÕ s calendar must be set for 2013-14Ñ by April 1Ñ coordinating with the Technical CenterÕ s schedule.


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ItÕ s time for the Critter Community Holiday Card, a holiday tradition for 34 years. You can participate by making a donation to the Rutland County Humane Society and providing us with the exact name you want on the card. The Critter cards can have your name or your petÕ s name; also cards can be compsoed in memory of a loved one, person or pet. On Dec. 24, look for the Critter Community Holiday Card in a local newspaper wishing Happy Holidays to the Community. Submissions are due to RCHS by Thursday, Dec. 12. If you have any questions please visit our website at www. rchsvt.org or contact the RCHS Business Office at 802-483-9171. BROWNIE One and half year old. Neutered Male. Pit Bull Mix. Oh boy, oh boy, letÕ s play. Tennis balls, check. Squeaky toys, check. Tug toys, check. As you can see, oh I love to play. I donÕ t think I have a favorite toy but I hope my new family has lots of them and a nice variety for me. I do like to catch tennis balls in mid air so a few tennis balls would be great, too. IÕ m a high

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life? SILVER Nine month old. Spayed Female. Domestic Short Hair Gray Tiger. Hi, there. I am Silver and if you come in to see me, you will know why that is my name. My previous family had to surrender me because the household was full. They did what was best for me and I am grateful for that. I am a kitten and definitely have the energy of one but I am growing up and maturing fast. I am playful yet reserved. I love rolling over to show you my belly and I am a purring machine. If you are looking for a savvy kitten with a little maturity I may be your match. Come in and meet me soon. I get along with others well and cannot wait to meet you. Adrian Bernhard Rutland County Humane Society 765 Stevens Rd. Pittsford, Vt. 802-483-6700 www.rchsvt.org Adoption Center Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: noon-5 Sunday & Monday: Closed 802-483-9171 www.rchsvt.org

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Man charged with leaving the scene

ADDISON Ñ On Nov. 9, at approximately 6 p.m., Raymond Gauthier, 56, of Addison was traveling southbound on U.S. Route 7 in Ferrisburgh. He drove left of center and went off the east side of Route 7. He drove over a speed limit sign and continued south bound on Route 7. He was found shortly after in Vergennes. Gauthier was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and subsequently released.

Man charged with mischief

WEST RUTLAND Ñ On Oct. 31, at approximately 10 p.m., State Police responded to 23 Proctor St. in West Rutland for a reported vandalism to a motor vehicle. A Vermont State Police trooper arrived and interviewed witnesses, who reported a family disturbance had taken place earlier in the evening. It was reported that Gregory Eastman, Jr., 29, had been involved in the disturbance, and had punched and broke a headlight on a vehicle. On Nov. 6, State Police met with Eastman, who was subsequently issued a criminal citation for unlawful mischief. Eastman is scheduled to appear in Rutland Superior Court, Criminal Division on Dec. 16.

Wallingford man to appear in court

RUTLAND TOWN Ñ On Nov. 9, at approximately 4:40 a.m., Vermont State Police responded to a reported assault of which occurred on Cannon Drive in Rutland Town. Investigation revealed that Richard and Brian Kussel arrived near their residence on Cannon Drive and noticed a Dodge Ram truck parked at the fork in the road. As Richard parked his own vehicle in front of the Dodge truck, they observed their friend exit the vehicle at which time Brian approached. A brief altercation ensued, at which time the driver of the truck accelerated forward as Richard Kussel exited his own vehicle. As the Dodge proceeded forward, it hit Richard Kussel and then ran over his

November 23, 2013 legs before leaving the area. Brian and their friend, Jenelle Mullan, placed Richard inside his truck and drove him to Rutland Regional Medical Center for examination. Richard Kussel sustained a compound fracture of the tibia along with scraps and bruising. The driver of the Dodge Ram 2500 truck was identified as Todd Galiano, 31, of Wallingford. Galiano later arrived at the Rutland barracks but declined to speak of the incident. He was issued a citation to appear before a judicial officer at the Superior Court of Vermont Criminal Division in Rutland City for aggravated assault due to the seriousness of Richard KusselÕ s injury, recklessness, and the lack of care for life.

Teen cited for drunk driving

On Nov. 1, members of the Vermont State Police from the Rutland Barracks responded to a single motor vehicle crash on U.S. Route 4 in West Rutland. An investigation determined the operator, Kalinen L. Barrows, 19, of Rutland had left the roadway and subsequently crashed her vehicle. Barrows was operating the vehicle intoxicated. Barrows was issued a citation to appear at the Rutland Superior Court Criminal Division at a later date and time after receiving her toxicology report.

Police claim Condo vandalized

On Nov. 10,the Vermont State Police responded to a report of a condominium that had been broken into at the Wood Resort and Spa in Killington. It was determined that someone had entered the condo without permission and slept on one of the beds. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Vermont State Police at Rutland, 802-773-9101. Information can also be submitted anonymously online at www.vtips.info or text CRIMES (274637) to keyword VTIPS.

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KILLINGTON Ñ On Nov. 10, the Vermont State Police responded to a report of a burglary at a business owned by Laura McKenna on the Killington Road in Killington. Money was stolen from the business. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Vermont State Police at Rutland, 802-773-9101. Information can also be submitted anonymously online at www.vtips. info or text CRIMES (274637) to keyword VTIPS.

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AN ELECTRIC EVENT— Everybody loves an electric train display. On Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Dec. 8, noon-4 p.m., the Sheldon Museum in Middlebury will host a holiday open house. An all-ages elaborate electric train layout includes a craft activity, Christmas cookies, a raffle, and carols played on the Sheldon’s 1831 piano add to the festive atmosphere. The exhibit “Fashion and Fantasy at the Edge of the Forest” is also on view through December. Call the museum, located at 1 Park St. at 802-388-2117 or visit www.henrysheldonmuseum.org.


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The Wildberries, a woman’s mission group, at North Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church has decorated new towel sets for the Christmas Tree Shop in Middlebury. Photo provided

Woman’s Mission group create towel gift sets By Lou Varricchio

newmarketpress@denpubs.com FERRISBURGH Ñ The Wildberries, a womanÕ s mission group, at North Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church has decorated new towel sets for the Christmas Tree Shop in Middlebury. The church congregation donated the towel sets. The shop is for folks who cannot afford Christmas gifts for their families. The Wildberries have created the towel sets for several years. According to Chris Steadman, administrative assistant at the church, organizers have told the women that some shop patrons have tears in their eyes when they see the gift selections they are invited to choose. If you have questions about the shop, tele phone HOPE in Middlebury at 802-388-3608 for more information.

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Your complete source of things to see and do in the region Friday, Nov. 22

MIDDLEBURY- The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 8 p.m. Free admission. Info: 802-443-3168. MIDDLEBURY - Senior Lunch, RosieÕ s Restaurant, 11:30 a.m. $5 suggested donation. Info: 1-800-642-5119. MIDDLEBURY - Ò Press/Release,Ó Dance Concert, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 8 p.m. Tickets $12 for public, $10 for college faculty, staff, alumni, and $6 for students. Info: 802-4436433. RUTLAND - Humor Writer David Sedaris, Paramount Theatre, 8 p.m. Tickets $59.75$69.75. Info: 802-775-0903. VERGENNES - Free meal, Vergennes Congregational Church, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Donations accepted. MIDDLEBURY - Ò La Volta: A Turn at the Masked Ball,Ó Town Hall Theater, 7-8:30 p.m.

Tickets $10, $5 children under 12. Info: 802-3829222. NORTH CLARENDON - Ò Into the Woods,Ó Mill River Union High School, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12, $10 students/seniors. Continues Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. MIDDLEBURY - Funk/Blues/Rock Band Canopy, Two Brothers Tavern, 10 p.m. $3 cover.

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MIDDLEBURY - Dance Concert, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 8 p.m. Tickets $12 for public, $10 for college faculty, staff, alumni, and $6 for students. Info: 802-443-6433. HINESBURG - Holiday Bazaar, Osborne Parish Hall, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sponsored by The United Church of Hinesburg. Info: 802-483-2822 or 802483-2965. RUTLAND - Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce Vermont Gift Show, Franklin Conference Center, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sponsored by

Vermont Country Store. Info: 802-773-2747. MIDDLEBURY - Jupiter String Quartet, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 8-10 p.m. Free admission. Info: 802-443-3168. STARKSBOR- HunterÕ s Breakfast, Jerusalem Schoolhouse, 7-10 a.m. $8 Adults, $4 children 6-12, free for children under 6. BRANDON - Annual Holiday Extravaganza, Neshobe School, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: 802-4658364. RUTLAND - Gobble Wobble 5k Fun Run/ Walk, Rutland Community Gardens, 10-11 a.m. $20, $15 with 2 non-perishable food items, children under 12 free. Info: 802-770-1120. BRANDON - Doug Solazzo Jazz Duo, Brandon Music, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15, pre-show dinner available for $15. Reservations recommended. Info: 802-465-4071.

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VERGENNES - All-you-can-eat breakfast, Vergennes Dorchester Lodge, 7:30-10 a.m. MIDDLEBURY - 37th Annual Turkey Trot, Municipal Gym, 10 a.m. registration & 12 p.m. race start. Registration $35 by Nov 22, $40 after. Info: 802-388-8100 x 216. MIDDLEBURY - Middlebury College Com-

munity Chorus, Mead Memorial Chapel, 3 p.m. Free admission. Info: 802-443-3168. MIDDLEBURY - Ò National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage,Ó Town Hall Theater, 2-4 p.m. Tickets $17, $10 student. Info: 802-382-9222.

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MIDDLEBURY - Doll creating workshop, Ilsley Library, 5:30 p.m. Info: 802-388-4095. MIDDLEBURY - Karaoke featuring Root Entertainment, Two Brothers Tavern, 10 p.m. Free admission.

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MIDDLEBURY - 6th Annual Holiday Show at the Jackson Gallery at Town Hall Theater. Exhibit features 28 local artists, continues through Dec. 31. Info: 802-382-9222. BRANDON - Ò Your Junk, My Art,Ó exhibit, Compass Music & Arts Center. Exhibit runs Nov. 8- Dec. 15. BRANDON - Brandon Lions Club meets first and third Tuesdays of the month, 7 p.m. Brandon Senior Center, 1591 Forest Dale Rd. Info: 247-3490.

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Vt. A.G. wants to ban menthol cigarettes

MONTPELIER Ñ Attorney General William H. Sorrell, in a bipartisan letter co-sponsored by Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and signed by a total of 27 Attorneys General, provided comments to the FDA in support of a menthol cigarette ban. Ò Menthol cigarettes are attractive to youth and have been marketed in ways that promote youth smoking. We hope the FDA will ban them completely,Ó said Attorney General Sorrell. Menthol cigarettes are the only flavored cigarettes currently legal for sale in the United States. The FDA is seeking public comment to inform its decisions about what action to take regarding menthol cigarettes.

This summer, the FDA issued a report that reached several key conclusions regarding the health impact of menthol cigarettes, finding that menthol cigarettes lead to increased smoking initiation among youth and young adults, greater addiction, and decreased success in quitting smoking. “These findings, combined with the evidence indicating that mentholÕ s cooling and anesthetic properties can reduce the harshness of cigarette smoke and the evidence indicating that menthol cigarettes are marketed as a smoother alternative to nonmenthol cigarettes, make it likely that menthol cigarettes pose a public health risk above that seen with nonmenthol ciga-

rettes,Ó the FDAÕ s report concluded. A copy of the FDAÕ s report can be found here. The AGs concur with the FDAÕ s conclusion that menthol cigarettes are likely associated with increased smoking initiation and dependence on smoking and with reduced cessation. The AGs letter sets forth several points in support of a ban of menthol flavored cigarettes, including marketing to youth, the attractiveness of flavored cigarette products to young smokers, and the disparate impact that menthol cigarettes currently have on certain segments of the population, such as young smokers, lower-income smokers, and female smokers.

United Church of Hinesburg welcomes new pastor By Lou Varricchio

newmarketpress@denpubs.com HINESBURG Ñ The United Church of Hinesburg installed the Rev. Jared Hamilton as its new pastor during a ceremony Nov. 17, at the church. The event was opened to the public as well as to church members to welcome the new pastor. The congregation voted unanimously in August to confirm Hamilton as its settled pastor, following a recommendation, also unanimous, from the U.C. Pastoral Search Committee. Hamilton holds a bachelorÕ s degree in Biblical studies from Cincinnati Christian University and a Master of Divinity Degree from Andover

Newton Theological School in Newton Center, Mass. He grew up on a dairy farm in Gambier, Ohio. He and his wife, Leah, have two children, Camille, 3, and Simon, 9 months. Ò Leah and I enthusiastically support the United Church of HinesburgÕ s focus on helping families locally and globally,Ó Hamilton said. Ò We believe strongly in social justice.Ó In Massachusetts, Hamilton established two not-for-profit grantwriting organizations, Child Aid International and Child Aid USA, which assist non-profits in obtaining funds through workplace giving campaigns. Child Aid International deals primarily with child traffick-

ing, childrenÕ s rights and childrenÕ s education overseas. Child Aid USA deals mostly with educational and health organizations that work with children with disabilities. He spent four years working for First Parish Church located in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass. The Massachusetts the church that sponsored his ordination process. He also did an internship as chaplain for the New England Baptist Hospital, Roxbury, Mass. He was approved for ordination in May by the Essex Association of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ. Pictured at right: Rev. Jared Hamilton Photo courtesy of United Chruch

College of St. Joseph’s Mark Gagnon appointed state adviser RUTLAND Ñ Mark Gagnon, associate dean of student services and director of counseling services at College of St. Joseph, has been appointed by the Vermont Secretary of StateÕ s Office to serve as an adviser to the Office of Professional Regulation for social work. Gagnon will serve as one of two advisers in the state for a five-year term, which began Nov. 1. A variety of occupations are licensed through the Office of Professional Regulation. Gagnon expects to advise the office on matters including scope of practice and requirements for licensure. Gagnon is the associate dean of Student Services, Director of Counseling Services and

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HOPE Holiday Shop in Middlebury seeks volunteers MIDDLEBURY Ñ The HOPE Holiday Shop in Middlebury is assisting parents in selecting gifts for their children. The shop is open weekends through Dec. 20. Hours are 9 a.m.Ð 3 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.Ð 2 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 14. Volunteers need for the following activities:

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LaFountain tops list of Devil’s Bowl Speedway Rookies By Justin St. Louis Special to the Eagle RUTLAND Ñ DevilÕ s Bowl Speedway will toast top local stock car drivers from the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series at its annual Banquet of Champions in Rutland, Vt., Feb. 1. Among the competitors to be honored on stage are Rookie of the Year winners from each of the trackÕ s four weekly racing classes. The Banquet of Champions will be at the Holiday Inn Rutland/Killington in Rutland. Jamie LaFountain, 29, of Keeseville, N.Y., will collect Rookie of the Year honors for his efforts in the headline Bond Auto Parts Modified division. LaFountain built a consistent record in his first year of racing at Devil’s Bowl, finishing in the top 10 in nine of his 17 feature starts and taking twelfth in the overall championship standings. He outdistanced Bruce Schwab and Emily Quinn for the freshman crown. Bristol, Vt., driver Josh Masterson posted three Late Model victories on his way to the divisionÕ s Rookie of the Year crown. Feature winner Brandon Atkins finished a close second followed by Johnny Scarborough, Seth Bridge, Carol Parker, and Tommy Eriksen, Jr. Four first-year racers were bunched tightly

together in the intermediate Renegade class, with 20 year-old Brad Bushey of Fairfax, Vt., taking the Rookie of the Year title. Bushey won twice to beat teenagers Stephen Donahue, Ray Germain, Jr., and Richard Lowrey, III. Two-time winner Chuck Bradford of Addison, Vt., ran to the Rookie of the Year crown in the Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stock class. Lacey Hanson, Lance Masterson, Kyle Sorensen, Jason Sabourin, and Scott FitzGerald were next in line. Separately, Todd Stone of Middlebury , Vt., will be honored as the NASCAR Whelen AllAmerican Series National Rookie of the Year presented by Jostens at a ceremony in Charlotte, N.C., on Dec. 13. Though he was not eligible for the weekly DevilÕ s Bowl rookie program, Stone’s 10-win Modified championship season and his status as a first-year NASCAR license holder allowed him to claim the national honor, beating drivers from more than 50 sanctioned tracks. Tickets for the local banquet can be ordered by calling (802) 265-3112 or visiting the DevilÕ s Bowl Speedway office at 261 Randbury Road in Rutland. To reserve a room at the Holiday Inn in the DevilÕ s Bowl Speedway block, call 1-800462-4810 or 802-775-1911.

Jamie LaFountain (no. 20) of Keeseville, N.Y., will be crowned the Bond Auto Parts Modified Rookie of the Year at the Vermont Devil’s Bowl Speedway Banquet of Champions in Rutland Saturday, Feb. 1. MemorEvents photo

Foote wins Boston’s Gold Helmet From College News Reports

newmarketpress@denpubs.com MIDDLEBURY Ñ Middlebury College quarterback McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.) has been awarded the Ò Gold HelmetÓ , given weekly to the top New England performer in Division II/III. The award is given by the New England Football WritersÕ Gridiron Club of Greater Boston. This marks the third time he has been honored, once in each of his three seasons at Middlebury. Foote had an outstanding day last Saturday, throwing more touchdown strikes than incomplete passes in a 40-13 win over Hamilton. He finished the day 25 of 29 for 332 yards adding to his school-record 70 touchdown passes with five in the game.

Foote played just one possession in the second half before watching the rest of the game from the sideline. He is currently second in the nation in completions/game (32.7) and third in passing yards/game (337.7). The senior QB is 229-375 this season for 2,364 yards with 19 touchdown passes and a completion percentage of 61.1. Foote and the Panthers have won 15 of their last 17 games, including eight straight at home. Middlebury will wrap up its season Saturday at Tufts, needing a win and a Wesleyan loss at Trinity to clinch a share of the NESCAC title. In 22 career games at Middlebury, he has thrown for over 300 yards 10 times and over 400 yards on seven occasions.

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the meaning of giving second chances.Õ Thank you, Barbara.Ó Lynn Pope Hier, of Vergennes, is a regular volunteer at Hospice Volunteer Services, and jumped at the chance to help them out again during United WayÕ s Days of Caring. At the start of autumn, she spent a day working in the beautiful garden that Hospice Office Manager Shirley Ryan has lovingly created with the hope that it will bring joy to not just Hospice employees and clients, but to the community at large as well. Ò It was a gorgeous day and a great experience,Õ Hier said. Ò I never expected to have so much fun and laugh so hard while I was there! I was glad to be able to give back to an organization that does so much for our community.Ó The Eagle thanks Serena Eddy Guiles of the Addison County RSVP and the Volunteer Center/ Green Mountain Foster Grandparent Program for assistance with our salute to local volunteers. RSVP and the Volunteer Center is located at 48 Court St. in Middlebury.

MONTPELIER Ñ Two dairy farms owned by Nelson Farms, Inc. in Derby were ordered by the Orleans Superior Court, Civil Division, to stop discharging waste into the Clyde River and Crystal Brook. The Attorney General’s Office obtained a preliminary injunction on behalf of the Agency of Agriculture and the Agency of Natural Resources Department of Environmental Conservation. Ò Vermont farmers are stewards of the land and provide many environmental and economic benefits to our state. However, it is not acceptable for farmers to allow barnyard waste to pollute our waterways,Ó Attorney Gen. William Sorrell (D) said. Ò Although an acre of farm land produces less phosphorus than an acre of urbanized land, excess phosphorous in our waterways from any source deprives freshwater fish and plants of essential oxygen.Ó The Clyde River farm is home to approxi-

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mately 450 dairy cows and 200 heifers. The Crystal Brook farm is home to approximately 575 dairy cows. The farms must now take immediate steps to stop agricultural waste in the barnyard areas of both farms from entering the Clyde River and Crystal Brook while the StateÕ s lawsuit for a permanent solution and civil penalties moves forward.

Ò The StateÕ s agricultural water quality laws and programs are designed to assist farmers to help keep our waterways clean,Ó said Sorrell. Ó When voluntary compliance efforts fail, however, the Agency of Agriculture, the Department of Environmental Conservation and my Office will work cooperatively to take enforcement action.Ó

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MIDDLEBURY Ñ The Middlebury Select Board is seeking a new town tree warden. This is an appointed position, open to any Middlebury resident with appropriate skills and experience. If any resident wishes to be considered as a candidate for tree warden, contact Town Manager Kathleen Ramsay at 802-388-8100 ext. 201 or kramsay@townofmiddlebury.org as soon as possible. MiddleburyÕ s current tree warden is Parks and Recreation Director Terri Arnold. Ramsay said Arnold will be stepping down to become deputy tree warden, a position that she will share with Larry Katz.

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Shelburne Police Department recognized for efforts By Gail Callahan

newmarketpress@denpubs.com SHELBURNE Ñ While the Shelburne Police Dept. is accustomed to receiving recognition from an international group, the reception of the accolade still brings smile to members of the squad. The department, which covers the southern Chittenden County town, placed second in its category, receiving the Vermont Law Enforcement Challenge from the International Chiefs of Police Association. The State of Vermont had three winners with the Dept. of Motor Vehicles placing first in its group, the Shelburne Police in second place ,and the Grand Isle SheriffÕ s Dept. coming in third. According to Shelburne Police Dept. Sgt. Al Fortin, ShelburneÕ s award falls under the category of departments with 11 to 25 officers. Ò I think itÕ s unbelievable that a small, little department in Shleburne, Vermont, is recognized by an international group for doing a good job,Ó said Fortin, a 25-year veteran of the force. He added the squad submitted work to the organization for the last 13 years, and in each of those times, received mention from the body.

Shelburne Police officer Josh Flore (right) with a friend at the 2013 Police Unity Tour. The small-town department won an award this year. In 2008, Shelburne Police won a national award from a similar governing body. Fortin noted the department was recognized for work in five categories, including training, public safety enforcement and public information. The announcement of the awards took place last month.

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