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PSB approves gas pipeline From news & staff reports newmarketpress@ MIDDLEBURY  — Vermont  is  one  step  closer  to  begin  construction  on  the  natural gas project after receiving approval from state  regulators. The  notice  of  approval  came  on  Dec.  23  after  Vermont  regulators  reviewed  thousands  of  pages  of  evidence  and  testimony  from  nearly  50  witnesses.  The  Public  Service  Board  agreed  that  Phase  1  of  the  Addison-Rutland  Natural  Gas  Project  is  in  the  public  good. Phase  1  of  the  project  will  extend  the  Vermont  Gas  transmission  network  further  south  into  Middlebury,  bringing  natural  gas  service  to  towns  including  Monkton, Ferrisburgh, Vergennes,  Bristol,  New  Haven,  and  more.  The  project  will cut heating costs in half  for  nearby  homeowners  and  businesses  and  reduce  greenhouse  gas  emissions,  said Vermont Gas.  “We  are  very  pleased  the  Vermont  Public  Service  Board’s thorough review of  the  project  has  found  it  to  be  in  the  public  interest,”  said  Don  Gilbert,  President  and  CEO  of  Vermont  Gas.    “This  decision  will  make  it  possible  to  extend  the  same  economic  and  environmental  benefi ts  of  natural gas service to more  Vermonters  in  Addison  County.      We  look  forward  to  helping  more  Vermonters to cut their heating bills  in  half  and  reduce  their  greenhouse  gas  emissions,  as  we  have  in  Chittenden  and  Franklin  counties  for  almost 50 years.” In  the  ruling,  the  Public  Service Board said the project “will create substantial  CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

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Fire destroys Bristol farm


By Lou Varricchio  BRISTOL — A  fi re  at  the  Choiniere  farm  in  Bristol  destroyed  most  of  the  operation’s buildings during the afternoon hours of Jan. 4. Only a single silo  survived the fi re, according to eyewitnesses;  the  confl agration  was  fueled  by 200 bales of combustible hay. Barn  animals are safe according to a fi re department report. Retired  owner  Mark  Choiniere  and  current  owner  Paul  Choiniere  told  news  reporters  that  several  generations  of  the  family  worked  the  land at the farm site. A large barn constructed  during  the  1950s  was  completely  destroyed.  Bristol  Assistant  Fire Chief Brett LaRose told reporters  that  Choiniere  saw  a  small  fi re  in  the  back  of  the  farm  and  called  911.  The  fi re  spread  quickly  before  fi refi ghters  could do much. Five  fi re  departments  from  surrounding  Addison  and  Chittenden  counties  included  55  fi refi ghters  to  battle  the  confl agration.  Cold  and  wind were also factors hampering the  effort.  The  fi re  was  not  considered  to  be deliberately set.

Owen Stolarcyk took this photograph of a big barn fire along the Whiting-Shoreham Road on Monday, Dec. 29, 2013, at 11 a.m. The fire was the last large barn fire of the year for the area. Photo by Owen Stolarcyk

German glider maker mulls Middlebury airport site By Lou Varricchio

Middlebury airport officials hope to lure Stemme, a German-based glider manufacturer, to the area. The goal is to create a local assembly, sales, and maintenance facility at the Middlebury State Airport and create a partnership with the foreign company along the East Coast. The company’s S-10 glider retails at approximately $259,000. Photo provided

 MIDDLEBURY — Vermont  State  Airport  6B0— also known as the Middlebury State Airport—might  be seeing some improvements in the next few years.  Jamie Gaucher, director of the Middlebury Offi ce  of Business Development and Innovation, has been  working  closely  with  Mike  Vincent,  owner  of  J&M  Aviation of Middlebury, on the project, which aims  to bring a German-based glider manufacturer to the  area.  The  goal  is  to  create  a  local  assembly,  sales,  and  maintenance  facility  at  the  Middlebury  State  Airport and create a partnership with the overseas  company along the East Coast. While  the  name  of  the  company  has  not  been  released,  some  are  speculating  that  the  newcomer  may  be  Stemme,  a  Strausberg-based  motor  glider  manufacturer.  The  company’s  S-10  glider  retails  at  approximately $259,000. Gaucher could only confi rm that the company has  another venue in San Diego, Calif., which is true for  Stemme.  Middlebury Airport Manager Brian Pinsonault  CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

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MSJ nominates teacher, coach RUTLAND — Mount  St.  Joseph  Academy  teacher  Sarah  (Bride)  Fortier  has  been  nominated  as  an  Unsung  Hero  in  the  St.  Michael’s  College  Teacher  Recognition  Program.  The  program  honors  teachers  who  provide  their  students  with  the  academic  skills  and  moral  support necessary to be successful in post-secondary pursuits. In  addition  to  being  a  Social  Studies  teacher  at  her  alma  mater  since  2006,  Fortier  is  also  dean of students and MSJ’s girl’s coccer coach. MSJ  Principal  Sandra  Wilkes  said,  “Sarah  is  a dedicated professional who truly cares about  her  students  academic  success  as  well  as  their  personal  success.  She  is  knowledgeable  about  the subjects she teaches and always has the best  interests of her students at heart.”

KEYBOARD CLASSICS — Award-winning pianist Jung-Ja Kim will perform at Middlebury College’s Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Sunday, Jan. 12, at 3 p.m. She has won critical acclaim for her talent and travels from the Boston Conservatory to delight an Addison County audience with six preludes by Rachmaninoff, Ravel’s Miroirs, Sonatine, and Valsess. Reserved seatingt ickets ar available by calling 802443-3168.




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The mystery of Ripton’s “Widow’s Clearing” Time Capsule

lowing assets: Acres of land, improved:12 Indian corn, bushels: 20 Acres of land, unimproved: 128 

By William Powers Special to the Eagle

RIPTON — Vermont’s  landscape  is  rich  in  history  and  art.  When  Jason  Billings  (1878-1965)  of  Ripton,  Vt.,  wrote  a  poem  about his Aunt Lucina (Billings) Chatfield (1818-1897), he memorized a tiny parcel of Addison County’s intervale, located along today’s Route 125.   The title of Billings’ poem, “The Widow’s Clearing”, is perpetuated in the name given to the scenic spot in the Green Mountain  National  Forest,  south  of  the  present  day  Middlebury  College  Breadloaf Campus in Ripton.   This is how Jason Billing’s recalled his aunt: Aunt Lucina Chatfield lived on Chatfield Hill, But no one lives there now and no one ever will. Those broken fields of stump and stone With fresh green trees are now o’ergrown While summer breeze and winter blast Warn, “Nothing here can ever last.” Their  youthful  dreams  have  vanished,  their  brightest  hopes  have fled, And  those  who  made  their  clearing  are  numbered  with  the  dead. They built a house, a barn they made, Their children came and romped and played. Here they toiled, laughed, suffered, cried, Then some of them left and some died. But Aunt Lucina lived there still, A lone woman on a lonely hill. Why she stayed I cannot tell; She seemed chained by a magic spell As hoping those who had gone away Would soon return and with her stay. But those she looked for never came. Now all that’s left is Lucina’s name On a slab of marble cold and bare All that’s left of a mother’s prayer. It tells so little what is past, But speaks so loud: “We cannot last.” If you find the Widow’s Clearing, Mute your voices, strain your hearing. At fall of night near close of day Perhaps you’ll hear Lucina pray: “Dear Lord God, if it be thy will, I’ll die right here on Chatfield Hill.” Jason Billings was 19 years old when his Aunt Lucina passed 



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Ripton’s Widow’s Clearing, looking north, in 1870. away. What he actually remembered about her, versus what he  had been told, is unknown.   The grim loneliness and despair that the poem conveys may  not have been as bad as he portrayed. Lucina’s  husband  disappeared  in  1855  and  she  never  remarried.  However, she did not remain “A lone woman on a lonely  hill”   nor did she “die right here on Chatfield Hill.”  What follows is the actual story of what is known about Aunt Lucina. Lucinai Billings was born at Tunbridge, Vt., Aug. 17, 1818, the  daughter of Parsons and Eunice Billings. On Dec. 31, 1838, Lucinai  married Alonzo Chatfield in Middlebury and the Rev. John  Frazier performed the ceremony.   Alonzo  was  a  resident  of  Ripton  at  the  time  of  the  marriage   and had been born in Vermont about 1812.  After their wedding day, Lucina and Alonzo settled in Ripton.  In 1850, the couple and their four children had a farm with assets worth $500.  The farm was located “in a little clearing on the  wooded hillside south of the present Bread Loaf Inn.” For the fiscal year 1849-50, the Chatfield farm showed the fol-

Oats, bushels: 80 Value of farm: $500    Irish potatoes, bushels: 150 Value of farm implements: $20 Buckwheat, bushels: 16 Milk cows: 4 Butter, pounds: 130 Working oxen: 2    Hay, tons: 16 other cattle: 1    Maple sugar, pounds: 100 Value of living stock: $150 Value of home-made manufactures: $7 Wheat, bushels: 10    Value of animals slaughtered: $12 Even by the standards of the time, Alonzo’s  farm was poorer than most of the surrounding farmsteads. During Town Meeting Day in Ripton, held  on March 6, 1855, Alonzo was chosen as town  suprentedent of schools.  However, by April  2,  Henry  B.  Ripley  reported  that  “Alonzo  Chatfield has (been) removed from this state  Photo courtesy of William Powers and thereby the office of town suprintendent  of common schools is vacant...”  This is probably the time that Alonzo left Lucina and disappeared.   According  to  family  tradition,  Alonzo  disappeared  one  day  when he walked out and never came back. Whether he died in  the woods or just became discouraged with farming in Ripton,  nobody ever knew.  Another version of the story has been told: Alonzo “took notion  to  go  west  adventuring,  and  a  short-time  later  he  wrote  home  that  he  had  married  again  and  wasn’t  coming  back.  She  didn’t mind; she answered that it was all right as far as she was  concerned.” Lucina remained in Ripton. In 1860, she shared a home with  her parents and had her own farm valued at $840 with personal  assets of $200.  Living with her were three sons, William, 18, Parsons, 13, and Israel, 6. To be continued... Historian William Powers divides his seasons between Rutland and Lake Dunmore in Salisbury.

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Worrying about doomsday The other side of minimum wage


here are plenty of things to keep the denizens of Earth awake in the middle of the night:  disease,  climate  change,  war,  terrorism,  environmental  degradation,  chronic  unemployment—well, you get the picture. With enough global woes for one person’s thumb to erode away a pile of Tibetan worry stones,  let’s add to it the fear of extraterrestrial impacts. To reboot a Cold War-era slogan, “One asteroid  impact can ruin your whole day.” Decades of descriptions about, and imagery of, cosmic disasters—from books and movies about  worlds in collision as well as news about an asteroid or comet impactor having triggered the extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago—have so permeated the global zeitgeist that it has  prompted some researchers to consider humanity’s utterly precarious place in space. Enter  the  B612  Foundation,  a  private  foundation  started  in  2002  by  veteran  NASA  astronauts  Rusty Schweikert and Ed Lu and astronomers Clark Chapman and Piet Hut. The organization hopes to launch its Sentinel Space Telescope by 2018 to act as a space DEW, or  Distant Early Warning, line for protecting Earth against impactors. If it is ever built and achieves orbit, the B612 Sentinel telescope will survey approximately 90  percent of near Earth asteroids with diameters of 140 meters (460 feet) and larger. However, smaller  asteroids, equally threatening, won’t be ignored either. Based in Mountain View, Calif., a stone’s throw from the NASA Ames Research Center, the nonprofit foundation takes its name from the asteroid B-612, or 46610 Bésixdouze (1993 TQ1), the home  world of the fanciful traveler in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s children’s book, “The Little Prince”. The B612 Foundation takes its mission seriously. “More than a million… Near Earth Asteroids are larger than the asteroid that struck Tunguska  in 1908, and about 1,000 times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima,” according to the N612 website. “That asteroid was only about 40 meter across (less than the length  of an Olympic swimming pool), yet destroyed an area roughly the size of the San Francisco Bay  area,  destroying  80  million  trees  over  1,000  square  miles.  Currently  there  is  no  comprehensive  dynamic map of our inner solar system showing the positions and trajectories of these asteroids  that might threaten Earth. The citizens of Earth are essentially flying around the Solar System with  eyes closed.” In the meantime, B612 has its work cut out. It hopes to raise $450 million for the total development and launch cost of Sentinel Space Telescope sometime before its scheduled 2018 launch. Last year’s astonishing meteor airburst over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk sparked renewed  public interest in the B612 Foundation. The organization’s administrators reported a big upsurge in worldwide interest following the  2013 airburst, according to the New York Times. Having an asteroid DEW telescope is one thing; what to do if an asteroid was found to be heading  toward Earth? The B612 Foundation has tentative plans to develop technology to move asteroids  into different orbits to avert catastrophe. The big question is why aren’t the tribal governments of  Earth focsuing on problems like this rather than worrying about who has a bigger export market? In the end, private efforts such as B612 may be our only line of defense against the end of the  world. Lou Varricchio, the Vermont Eagle

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wage  is  increased  so  must  the  n  last  week’s  paper,  our  scale for other employees to be  editorial  board  took  a  increased proportionately. stand  on  increasing  the  Our region has not only seen  minimum wage. an exodus of employees leaving  Making such an adjustment is  the area, but also fewer private  not  nearly  as  easy  as  it  sounds.  employers  also. As  an  employYes, with the pound of the gavel  er,  income  to  keep  a  business  and swipe of the pen, a law can  afloat has not been plentiful the  be  enacted  to  raise  the  minilast  few  years.  Wage  increases  mum  wage,  but  the  effects  on  for  staff  have  been  hard  to  the economy and jobs would not  Dan Alexander come  by,  with  staff  reductions  have the effect many are looking  Thoughts from and belt-tightening being a way  to see. Behind the Pressline of life over the last few years. It  A  drastic  45  percent  increase  would  be  great  if  the  governin the minimum wage to $10.50  would be as much a shock to the economy as  ment  could  mandate  a  45  percent  increase  the  Affordable  Health  Care  Act  is  currently  in  sales  to  accommodate  the  mandated  inhaving on the state of health care in our coun- crease in wages, but our free market economy  try.  Minimum  wage  is  designed  as  an  entry- doesn’t work that way. If a business cannot aflevel  starting  point.  This  country  was  built  ford  increased  labor  costs,  they  must  look  to  on  capitalism  and  a  supply  and  demand  ap- cut costs elsewhere or risk their life’s savings  trying to hang on for better times. If neither of  proach to the cost of everything.  You  might  say  shame  on  employers  who  those options are viable, their last option is to  keep  hardworking  employees  at  minimum  close their doors.  In  my  younger  years,  I  worked  at  85  perwage,  but  if  there  wasn’t  an  over  abundance  of  supply  --  in  other  words,  employees  will- cent of minimum wage as was allowed at the  ing to fill those positions -- employers would  time  for  students  to  earn  some  money,  gain  be forced to increase the wage in order to fill  some  experience  in  the  workforce  and  learn  those  jobs  and  keep  employees  who  have  a  the value of paying your own way. I learned  proven value. In turn, employees need to un- quickly in my job at the supermarket bagging  derstand that minimum wage is an entry-level  groceries  that  performance  was  my  ticket  to  job that generally requires little skill. Employ- improved  hours,  wages  and  opportunities.  ees  take  these  jobs  to  develop  skills  that  will  Our system must never lose sight of that simple and basic principle. allow them to seek higher paying positions. I  would  strongly  support  improvements  Many companies have positions that can be  handled by those with few skills and are will- to  the  minimum  wage  laws  provided  it  was  ing to operate with a revolving door of people  fair  to  both  employer  and  employee.  It  must  coming  and  going.  Their  business  plans  are  also  provide  incentive  that  encourages  both  built  on  the  premise  that  anyone  can  do  the  employer  and  employee  to  advance  equally.  job and they will not pay more than the mini- Employers should not be allowed to keep emmum required by law because even the most  ployees  on  a  minimum  wage  for  any  longer  talented  person  can’t  do  the  labor-intensive  than 18 months. If the employee hasn’t proven  job  much  better  regardless  of  how  long  they  their worth in that period of time, the employer would be forced to either raise the wage to  choose to retain the position. Now before you tar and feather me, please  the next mandated level or cut the employee  understand  my  point.  The  major  problem  loose to find a job they could excel at with an  with minimum wage is that it hasn’t kept pace  employer who valued their employment. There are employers who value and reward  over the years and it can’t be fixed all at once  without  upsetting  the  economy  and  having  hard  work  and  initiative.  There  are  also  employers who take advantage of their employdevastating affects on the workforce. New  York,  Vermont  and  other  states  have  ees.  There  are  also  employees  who  squander  taken  the  right  approach  to  the  minimum  opportunities given them. No rule of law will  wage issue by not waiting for the federal gov- ever  substitute  for  those  who  chose  to  game  ernment to act.  These states adopted modest  the system nor should the rule of law reward  adjustments  each  year  to  provide  employers  those who look to do any less than their very  the opportunity to adjust the rates of the prod- best, be they employer or employee. ucts and services they offer in order to accomDan Alexander is associate publisher of New modate  the  increased  wages.  It  also  allows  Market Press. He may be reached at dan@newfor accommodation up the line so as the base

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Police beat Man had outstanding arrest warrants BRISTOL — Vermont State Police responded to a residence  in Bristol after a report of a family fi ght at the residence last  month.  It was determined there was no physical altercation  at the residence. The VSP does not release the names of victims of sexual assault or domestic violence. Mark Currier, 26, of Bristol was located hiding under a bed  and  subsequently  arrested  on  two  outstanding  arrest  warrants and one order to serve time.

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Frost quakes reported in area By Lou Varricchio MIDDLEBURY — Last week’s cold weather triggered several  frost  quakes  or  cryoseisms  from  Ontario,  Canada,  to  Addison  County, Vt. On Dec. 25, CBC News reported that the greater Toronto area  experienced numerous “booms” caused by large frost quakes on  Christmas Eve.  Low temperatures and an ice storm which pummeled parts of  northeastern Canada and northern New England occurred Dec. 

21-22. According  to  two  comments  made  by  local  residents  to  the  Eagle, frost quakes may have been the result of several “booms”  heard in Addison County.  Additional anecdotal reports of “booms” were noted by residents of Cornwall, Middlebury, Ripton and Weybridge on both  Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. According  to  the  Maine  Geological  Survey  website,  “Cryoseisms typically occur when temperatures rapidly decrease from  above freezing to subzero, in the fi rst cold snap of spring, usually  between midnight and dawn.”

SALISBURY — On Dec. 17, 2013 Vermont State Police received  a  complaint  of  fraudulent  activity.    Victims  reported  that they had purchased tickets to an “underground supper  party” alleged to have been held in June and were never told  the location of the dinner.   The victims reported that they were told that they would  be invited to the next party  free  of  charge  and were  not  refunded or contacted again. The party was supposed to take  place on Old Jerusalem Road in Salisbury. The  supper  party  is  a  social  group  where  individuals  or  couples buy tickets to a predetermined fi xed price menu and  are given a secret location close to the time of the event.   When  done  properly  this  allows  for  a  fun  and  secretive  social event for couples who have a culinary interest and an  adventurous palate. This report is currently under investigation and the suspected private chef has not yet been successfully contacted.    Anyone with information is encouraged to  contact the Vermont State Police at 802-388-4919. 

Forced entry in Monkton MONKTON — On Dec. 17, 2013 Vermont State Police responded to a report of a forced-entry residential burglary by  Earl Ray in Monkton.  Victims advised that the residence was  secured  when  they  left  but  that  they  came  home  to  several  items missing.  Police are conducting an ongoing investigation.   Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the  Vermont  State  Police  at  802-388-4919.    Information  can  also  be submitted anonymously online at www.vtips.infoor  text  CRIMES (274637) to keyword VTIPS.

Two cars collide on Route 116 BRISTOL — Vermont State Police responded to a reported  two-vehicle collision at the snow-covered intersection of River Road and Vermont Route 116 in Bristol Nov. 26. Both vehicles sustained minor contact damage, the operators, Haley  David, 16, of Middlebury was transported to Porter Hospital  in Middlebury for neck injuries. The other driver, Samantha  Diluzio, 25, of Bristol did not go to the hospital.

Asleep at the wheel incident LEICESTER — On Dec. 15, 2013, Vermont State Police investigated a single vehicle crash that occurred on U.S. Route   7 in Leicester. Investigation revealed that Adam Duby, 20, fell  asleep and lost control of his vehicle while traveling southbound  on  U.S.  Route  7.  The  vehicle  crossed  the  center  line,  traveled into the northbound lane of US 7 and into the northbound shoulder, crashing into a large tree.

Snow blamed for accident KILLINGTON — On Dec. 14, 2013, troopers from the Vermont  State  Police  Rutland  Barracks  were  dispatched  to  a  single vehicle  crash on East Mountain Road in Killington.   Investigation revealed that vehicle 1, driven by Yang Yang,  25,  of  Burlington,  MAss.  was  traveling  eastbound  on  East  Mountain Road at a speed of approximately 20 mph.  As  vehicle  1  approached  Trail  Side  Drive  in  Killington,   Yang lost control of the vehicle on the snow and crashed into  the guardrail on the eastbound shoulder. Vehicle 1then continued  to  travel  into  the  westbound  lane  and  shoulder  and  down  the  embankment.  Yang’s  vehicle  had  damage  to  the  front passenger side and rear driver’s side.

Driving too fast on snow KILLINGTON  —  On  Dec.  13,  2013,  members  of  the  Vermont State Police responded to a two car motor vehicle crash,  with  no  reported  injuries,  located  on  East  Mountain  Road  near High Ridge Road in Killington.  Operator  1,  Adelaide  C.  Iverson  of  Massachusetts,  was  traveling eastbound on East Mountain road at 30 mph, in a  25 mph zone in snowy conditions, when she lost control of  the back end of her vehicle.    Iverson’s  vehicle traveled  into  the westbound lane with oncoming traffi c. Operator 2, Philip  T. Dunwoody of Ludlow, was traveling westbound at 20 mph  and was not able to avoid being struck by Iverson’s vehicle.   She was issued a Vermont Civil Violation Complaint for driving too fast for conditions.

TOY DRIVE — The Middlebury Police Department delivered Christmas gifts to 103 local children Dec. 25. The effort was made possible by many generous donations from local businesses and citizens. Officers and staff of the MPD members expressed public thanks to the community for its support of the Middlebury Police Toy Drive in 2013. Photo courtesy of the Middlebury Police Department

Schmelzenbach receive three academy nominations By Lou Varricchio RUTLAND  —  Mount  Saint  Joseph  Academy  high  school  senior  Claire  Schmelzenbach  has  been  nominated  for  admission  to  the  U.S.  Military  Academy,  Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, and  Merchant  Marine Academy.  She  received  service  academy  nominations  from  both  of Vermont’s U.S. senators, as well as Vermont’s congressman.   Being nominated for a service academy  is a tremendous honor, which only 27 Vermonters received this year.  The nominees  now  wait  to  see  if  they  are  granted  an  appointment  to  one  of  the  academies  for  which they have been nominated. Schmelzenbach  is  the  president  of  the  MSJ  student  government,  and  leads  the  MSJ  social  justice  committee  and  the  choir.  She has consistently been an honor  roll  student  throughout  her  high  school  career.  She also plays multiple sports, including soccer, basketball, and track, and  she was an integral part of this fall’s successful MSJ soccer team.  Schmelzenbach  is  the  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Jeanne  Schmelzenbach.  Her  sister, Monica, is also a student at MSJ. 

Claire Schmelzenbach and U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D).

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January 11, 2014

Jane Kearns, R.N., of Addison County Home Health and Hospice.

Kearns is top Vermont nurse By Lou Varricchio


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Annual Yankee Sportsman’s Classic Show upcoming Celebrate Vermont’s Hunting and Fishing Heritage, Jan 17 – 19, 2014 ESSEX  JUNCTION,  VT  —  The  22nd  Annual  Yankee  Sportsman’s  Classic  Show  will  be  held  Jan.  17  through  the  Jan.  19  at  the  Robert  E.  Miller  Expo  Center  in  Essex  Junction,  Vermont.   The three day, 100,000 square foot event brings together 15,000  sportsmen, women and their families from all over to celebrate  Vermont’s hunting and fishing heritage. With  nearly  175  exhibitors,  there  is  something  for  everyone.  During  this  long  weekend,  attend  seminars,  check  out  the  latest  gear,  boats,  trucks,  tractors,  ATVs,  RV’s  and  Harley’s,  take  advantage  of  show  specials  and  the  truckload  sale  on  Cannon  gun safes,  talk with wildlife and fisheries experts, and book the  hunting  or  fishing  adventure  of  a  lifetime  or  have  your  trophy  officially scored by the VT Big Game Trophy Club. Many of the  greatest  whitetails  ever  taken  will  be  available  for  viewing  as  part of the World’s Outstanding Whitetails Collection. The kids  can  see  the  Rainforest  Reptile  Show,  try  their  luck  at  the  catch,  and  release  trout  pond  take  part  in  the  kids  archery  shoot,  BB  gun shoot or climb the 20ft rock wall.  Everyone will enjoy the  hunting dog demonstrations with Alec Sparks and The Let’s Go  Fishing Program will help sharpen your youngster’s skills with  lure making and knot tying.  With  more  than  45  free  seminars,  everyone  gets  answers  to  their  questions.  Whitetail  hunting  will  be  presented  by  nationally acclaimed hunters such as The Benoit Brothers, Hal Blood, 

The Salerno Brothers, Scott Kirkpatrick, Ken Hammel, and other  legends. Famed Quaker Boy Turkey caller Joe Judd, top predator hunter Bob Howe, bear and moose hunting experts with Big  Woods Bucks Pre-Staff,  Ice fishing guru James Vladyka among  others  will  all  be  on  hand  to  share  their  experiences,  tips  and  tactics to help you become more successful in the woods and on  the water.  The  Vermont  Fish  and  Wildlife  Department  will  be  presenting on the Vermont deer and moose herd outlook and Vermont’s  award  winning  chef  and  tournament  bass  fisherman,  Jimmy  Kennedy  will  provide  game  cooking  demonstrations  Saturday  starting at 3 p.m. You can even learn how to hunt for wild mushrooms with Ari Rockland- Miller. Don’t miss the Fourth Annual  Celebrity  Whitetail  Symposium  Saturday  at  1  p.m.  or  the  Vermont NWTF Vermont Champion’s Turkey Hunting Symposium  Saturday at 3 p.m. With one in five Vermonters taking to the fields and streams  and spending $300 million annually, hunting and fishing is very  important  to  Vermont’s  culture  and  rural  economy.    Come  join  the  celebration.    Tickets  are  $10  for  adults,  $3  for  children  and  children under three are free.  Show hours: Friday noon – 7 p.m., 

Saturday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Free Parking.  A portion of the show proceeds benefit Camp-Ta-Kum-Ta.   For more information, the entire seminar schedule and seminar  speaker information visit or call 802-238-7501.

In the Military U.S.  Army  National  Guard  Pvt.  Aaron  M.  Hildebrand  has  graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.           During  the  nine  weeks  of  training,  the  soldier  received  training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics,  military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and  Army history, core values and traditions.  Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and  weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman. Hildebrand is the son of Marcia and Mark Hildebrand of Belmont. He is a 2012 graduate of Rutland Area Christian School.

8 - Vermont Eagle

January 11, 2014

Despite PSB approval, pipeline protestors plan to fight By Elicia Mailhiot BRISTOL — While  it  seemed  like  Vermont  Gas was closer to breaking ground on the natural  gas  pipeline,  public  appeals  may  be  looming. One of the groups in the pipeline case plans  to ask the Public Service Board to reconsider its  decision to issue the project a certifi cate of public good.  Nathan and Jane Palmer of Monkton, represented  by  Bristol  lawyer  James  Dumont,  hope  to  fi le  a  motion  with  the  Public  Service  Board  to change or amend its decision, which said last  week that Phase I of the project is in the public’s  best interest.  The  Palmer’s  argue  that  while  the  pipeline  may  good  for  others,  it  will  produce  the  op-

posite affect for them. The couple owns a small  organic farm and worry that the project would  negatively  affect  the  look,  soil,  water  content,  and  future  development  of  the  property.  Dumont said that the construction would destroy  large areas of soil, making it unable to be used  for  organic  farming  and  future  development.  The new proposed plans show the pipeline running  directly  through  the  Palmers’  property.   The couple said that the original plans avoided  their  property,  but  Vermont  Gas  found  that  route to be impractical.  In its decision, the board noted how the decision would not please everyone, but that the  new  route  would  have  the  least  impact  on  the  town of Monkton in its 156- page report.  “The  project  will  provide  substantial  economic benefi t, is needed to meet a demand for  natural  gas  service  that  cannot  be  more  cost 

effectively  met  through  demand-side  management  measures,  and,  if  constructed  in  compliance  with  VGS’s  plans  and  the  conditions  set  out  in  this  order,  will  not  have  an  undue  adverse environmental impact,” the board said.  This may not be the last of the approval and  appeals either. Phase two of the project would  extend the pipeline west under Lake Champlain  to Ticonderoga, N.Y. and Phase three would extend the pipeline south to Rutland; both phases  require separate approvals from the Public Service Board.  In  addition  to  appeals,  Vermont  Gas  Systems  is  facing  another  obstacle.  The  company  recently sought a permit to place fi ll and to drill  in  order  to  install  gas  transmission  lines  from  Colchester  to  Middlebury  with  the  U.S.  Army  Corps  of  Engineers.  The  group  is  responsible  for regulating wetland and water usage in Ver-

mont.  In the permit application, Vermont Gas Systems proposed “to place fi ll material in and drill  beneath U.S. waters in conjunction with the installation of 41.1 miles of a new 12-inch natural  gas transmission line.”  The  application  also  states  that  roughly  5  miles  of  mainlines  and  over  4.5  miles  of  distribution  lines  will  be  placed  as  well.  The  proposed  work  will  impact  nearly  24  acres  of  waters,  said  the Army  Corps  of  Engineers. All  temporary fi lls will be removed when the project is completed and disposed of at a non-wetland location.  The U.S Army Corps of Engineers, New England  District,  encourages  public  comments  to  be  forwarded  by  Jan.  24  through  e-mail  or  in  writing. 


From page 1 benefi ts for the state of Vermont.” The board also estimates that over $200 million in direct and  indirect savings will be realized over the next 20 years.  Despite farmers and other locals’ worries about the negative effects the project could bring  to the area, others are delighted with the Board’s decision. “The  availability  of  natural  gas  at  our  Middlebury  cheese  and  whey  facility  will  signifi cantly lower our energy costs and increase the returns earned by the dairy farm families who  own Cabot,” said Bob Wellington, Sr. Vice President at Agri-Mark/Cabot Dairy Cooperative.   “Natural gas service will also eliminate the current use of fuel oil being trucked in daily so it  is a win-win for the environment as well.  It is important to get this pipeline in place as soon  as possible.” Vergennes City Manager Mel Hawley echoed Wellington’s remarks. “Vergennes made it clear on December 10th that they want the benefi ts that Chittenden and  Franklin counties have enjoyed from natural gas service,” he said.  “We have 1135 dwelling  units and about 200 businesses in Vergennes and almost all of them will have access to natural  gas service.  The only area that will not receive service in 2015 are two houses and one business  at the remote north end of Comfort Hill.  So other than these three properties, everyone else  will have access to Vermont Gas. “

EDUCATION GRANT — Congratulations to Shoreham Elementary School for receiving a $500 grant from the Exxon Mobil Education Alliance Program. Presenting the check to SES’s James Ross is Maplefields store manager Helen Gosselin.

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January 11, 2014

Farmers sign antipipeline letter to Shumlin From News & Staff Reports LEICESTER — Vermont residents opposed to  Vermont Gas’ proposed Addison County pipeline  project  came  together  at  a  Vermont  Working  Landscape  Summit  in  Randolph  Dec.  17.  Several  Addison  County  farmers,  residing  in  the path of the pipeline, were in attendance. “If  Gov.  Shumlin  wants  to  know  how  to  strengthen  our  state  and  our  land-based  economy, he should listen to the people who are devoted to our land.  We farmers are on the frontlines, and this pipeline is the wrong choice for  our land and our economy,” said Jim Ellefson,  owner of Stoney Lonesome Farm in Leicester.  In  addition  to  farming,  Ellefson  is  a  professor  and  poet-in-residence  at  Champlain College. He is also director of the Young Vermont  Writer’s Conference. Ellefson  and  almost  50  full-  and  part-time  farmers  from  across  the  state  signed  an  open  letter calling on Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) to protect  Vermont  and  on  the  Public  Service  Board  to  deny  a  Certificate  of  Public  Good  for  the  70-mile  pipeline  extension  from  Colchester  to  Middlebury  and  under  Lake  Champlain  to  International Paper in Ticonderoga, N.Y.  As  the  letter  reads,  “We  are  farmers,  land  owners  and  stewards  of  the  earth.  We  are  the  people that help keep Vermont open and green.  We support energy savings through renewable,  alternative  sources,  winterization  and  conservation.  We do not support taking Vermonters’  land to build an infrastructure for another fossil  fuel.” Farmers  opposing  the  project  said  they  are  concerned that continuing to rely on fossil fuels  is an irresponsible choice. Massive new fracked  gas infrastructure is unnecessary because of the  clean,  local  and  efficient  technologies  already  available today, they claim.  Opponents claim Vermont Gas Systems officials downplay the dangers of fracking: 82,000  fracking  wells  have  been  drilled  in  the  U.S.  since 2005.  The wells have required the use of 

280  billion  gallons  of  water  and  at  least  2  billion  gallons  of  chemicals.  They  have  resulted  in the release of at least 100 million metric tons  of  CO2-equivalent  greenhouse  gas  pollution,  opponents said at the Randolph summit. However,  there’s  an  upside  to  the  fracking  boom  rarely  mentioned  by  opponents:  the  boom  has  made America more energy independent as the  nation  moves  away  from  relying  on  volatile  Middle-Eastern energy sources. The  farmers  at  the  Randolph  summit  stand  with  others  across  the  state  opposed  to  the  fracked gas pipeline: more than 500 people attended a September public hearing and almost  1,000  opposing  comments  were  submitted  to  the PSB.   At  last  week’s  summit,  Cornwall  farmer  Mary  Martin  said,  “This  toxic  trespass  makes  no  sense.  We  should  be  making  decisions  that  are  ecologically  sensible  for  all,  not  financially  feasible  for  a  few.  Shumlin  knows  better,  and  we deserve better.”

Vermont residents opposed to Vermont Gas’ proposed Addison County pipeline project came together at a Vermont Working Landscape Summit in Randolph Dec. 17. Several Addison County farmers, residing in the path of the pipeline, were in attendance. Pictured: A 2012 Monkton protest against the pipeline.


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10 - Vermont Eagle

January 11, 2014

Costumers will pay for GMP’s storm work By Elicia Mailhiot RUTLAND — Green Mountain Power customers will be paying  more  on  their  bills  in  upcoming  months  to  help  cover  the  costs of four large storms that hit the state last year.  The state’s largest electric utility is adding a $1.53 surcharge to  their customer’s bills beginning this month.   According to Green Mountain Power’s website, the company  serves more than 250,000 individuals statewide. The most recent  Census estimates that there are 2.34 individuals per household in  Vermont. With these numbers, GMP would make over $163,400 

from the surcharge. Green Mountain Power spokeswoman Dorothy Schnure says  while the company budgets for a large number of storms, a major event is not included in that total. The utility estimates that  they have spent $4 million in recent storm cleanup costs. Because  GMP is a private company, it is not eligible for public emergency  management funds, said Schnure.  “The good news is there are other costs that fluctuate for the  first  quarter  of  next  year,”  she  said.  “We  have  a  power  supply  adjuster that will pretty much offset the storm charge, so there  will be very little effect on customers for the first quarter of next  year.”

The  surcharge  came  just  weeks  after  Green  Mountain  Power  announced that its customers would not experience a base rate increase  for  at  least  two  years.  Under  this  proposal,  rates  will  remain flat until October 2015. But Green Mountain Power says  it’s important to note that there are separate line item charges, in  addition to their base-rate monthly bills.  “Under  alternative  regulation,  charges  for  significant  storms  and  variations  in  power  supply  costs  are  not  included  in  base  rates, but if approved by the Public Service Board, appear as line  items,” according to a news release issued by the utility in December. 

Ferrisburgh accident with injuries under investigation By Lou Varricchio FERRISBURGH — Vermont  State  Police  are  investigating  a  two-vehicle crash with injuries that occurred Jan. 2 on U.S. Route  7 in  Ferrisburgh.  Investigation  revealed  that  Tyler  DeGuise,  27,  of  Burlington  was traveling north at an unknown speed on Route 7 in vehicle 1 

and fell asleep loosing control of vehicle 1, causing it to cross the  center of the road into the path of vehicle  2 operated by Lester  Little, 67, of Ferrisburgh.  Little was traveling south on Route 7 at approximately 40 mph.  Little had no warning to avoid a head on collision with Vehicle  1.  Both  vehicles  collided  head  on  in  the  southbound  lane  of  Route 7.  Guise sustained a fractured left femur in two places and fractures to both bones in the same lower leg. He also had bleeding 


From page 1 was unaware of the plans until an article about the initial select board meeting was published back in October. Pinsonault still  has little information, noting how the project is still in the very beginning stages of planning.  While the plan is still in the beginning stages, the initial hope is that the company would ship the aircraft parts to Middlebury,  where Vincent would assemble the gliders, along with performing maintenance and certification. J&M Aviation, one of several  businesses that call the airport home, provides aircraft maintenance and painting.  “This would  enable them  to  have access  to  markets along  the  East  Coast,  inclusive  of  Boston,  New York,  Montreal,  all  the  way down to North Carolina,” he said. “And all the maintenance and certification and additional work would come back to Mr.  Vincent.” Because  Middlebury  is  a  state-run  airport,  the  Vermont  Agency  of  Transportation  would  also  need  to  be  involved  in  the  process. The AOT, under the state’s Aviation Program Administrator Guy Rouelle, would have to approve construction of the  building that would house the glider facility.  This is another way that Rouelle plans to develop the state’s 10 airports, which currently houses over 365 leases. Of those, the  state owns just 28 buildings on the properties; the rest are owned and maintained by private businesses and individuals.  Rouelle hopes that the new business would provide enough investment to draw other companies to the airport, allowing them  to build more infrastructures. Rouelle also hopes to extend the 2,500-feet-long runway in Middlebury.  Gaucher also noted at the select board meeting that a local business owner approached him about starting an air ambulance  company in the area as well. Currently, there are few medical aviation aircrafts in the area, including Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s  DHART.  

in his brain with facial injuries. Little sustained bruising to his chest from airbag and seat belt  with minor bruises and lacerations to face and head.  The highway was shut down for approximately one hour until  State Police could conduct an investigation.  If you have information regarding this incident please contact  State Police at 802-388-4919. Information can also be submitted  online  at  www.vtips.infoor  text  CRIMES  (274637)  to  keyword  VTIPS.

Lottery for roadside firewood opens

MONTPELIER — The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation opened the lottery for personal roadside firewood lots on  state forest lands on Jan. 2.  The  two-week  registration  for  “cut-your-own”  lots  ends  Jan.  16.  Each  roadside  lot  costs  $30  and  yields  about  three  cords  of  wood for the 2014 home heating season. This year roadside lots are available in the towns of Duxbury,  Orange,  Johnson,  Groton,  Westmore  and  Sutton.  Participants  will need to indicate where they prefer to cut.  Register online at or call 802-828-1531 for more  information. The department will accept one signup per household. The department will notify winners of the roadside lots in  early March. All  participants  are  strongly  encouraged  to  learn  chainsaw  safety  skills  to  use  this  equipment  on  firewood  lots.  Some  lots  may  require  four-wheel  drive  vehicles  to  access.  Mechanized  “skidding” of wood to the roadside is not allowed.

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802-877-3150. MIDDLEBURY  -  Jam  Man  Entertainment,  Two Brothers Tavern, 10 p.m. Free admission. 

Sunday, Jan. 12

CASTLETON  -  RAVNAH  Blood  Pressure  &  Foot  Care  Clinic,  Castleton  Meadows,  12:30  p.m. Blood Pressure $2, Foot Care $10. Info; 802775-0568.  BRANDON  -  Vermont  Early  Childhood  Framework  Planning  meeting,  Brandon  Town  Hall, 2-4 p.m. Info: 802-349-9721.

Saturday, Jan. 11

MIDDLEBURY  -  “The  Gatekeepers,”  Mahaney  Center  for the Arts,  3  p.m.  &  8  p.m.  Free  admission. Info: 802-443-3168. BRANDON  -  Pop,  indie  jazz  band  Swim  Team,  Brandon  Music,  7:30  p.m.  Tickets  $15  with  pre-concert  dinner  available for  $15.  Reservations required for dinner and recommended for show. Info: (802) 465-4071.  FERRISBURGH  -  King  Pede  Party,  Ferrisburgh Community Center, 6:30-8:30 p.m.  VERGENNES  -  Roast  Pork  Supper,  Vergennes  United  Methodist  Church,  5-6:30  p.m.  Adults $8, children $4. Take out available. Info: 

MIDDLEBURY  -  Addison  County  Right  to  Life  Meeting,  St.  Mary’s  Parish  Hall,  7  p.m.  Info: 802-388-2898.  MIDDLEBURY - Cameron Visiting Architect  Lecture:  Kyu  Sung  Woo,  Johnson  Memorial  Building, 7 p.m. Free admission 802-443-3168.

Tuesday, Jan. 14

MIDDLEBURY  -  Glenn  Andres:  Observing  Vermont Architecture, Mahaney Center for the  Arts,  4:30  p.m.  Free  admission.  Info:  802-443-

BURLINGTON-  Champlain  Valley  Prostate  Cancer Support Group, meets the second Tuesday  of  each  month  at  HOPE  Lodge  (237  East  Ave., Burlington). Info: 802-274-4990 MIDDLEBURY  -  Observing  Vermont  Architecture  at  Middlebury  College  Museum  of Art  (Overbrook Gallery). Exhibit runs Jan 7- March  23. Free admission. Info: 802-443-3168. 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. RUTLAND  -  Vermont  Farmers’  Market.  Indoors  in  Farmers’  Market  facility,  every  Saturday  from  9  a.m.-2  p.m.  Local  produce,  meats,  baked goods, jams, crafts, and prepared foods.  Info:

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Thursday, Jan. 9

MIDDLEBURY  -  Early  Show  w/  The  Bob  MacKenzie  Band,  Two  Brothers  Tavern,  6-9  p.m. $3 admission. 

VERGENNES-  K  of  C  Breakfast,  St.  Peter’s  Church,  8-10  a.m. Adults  $8,  Seniors  (over  60)  $7, kids 8-12 $6, children under 6 free. Families  of 5+ $27.  MIDDLEBURY - Jung-Ja Kim, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 3 p.m. Reserved seating. Tickets  $20/$15/$6. Info: 802-443-3168.

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RUTLAND  -  RAVNAH  Blood  Pressure  &  Foot  Care  Clinic,  Templewood  Court,  10  a.m.  Blood Pressure $2, Foot Care $10. Info; 802-7750568. MIDDLEBURY - “The Costumes of Downton  Abbey”  Discussion,  Ilsley  Library,  7  p.m.  Info:  802-388-4095.

Friday, Jan. 10


Wednesday, Jan. 8

3168. BURLINGTON-  Champlain  Valley  Prostate  Support Group, HOPE Lodge, 6-8 p.m.  MENDON  -  RRCC  January  Mixer,  The  Red  Clover Inn, 5-7 p.m. Info: 802-773-2747. MIDDLEBURY - Karaoke, Two Brothers Tavern, 9 p.m. Free admission. 

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appy New Year. The  Rutland  County  Humane  Society  (RCHS)  would like to remind you that pets need special care  during the cold winter months.   Dogs and cats should be inside when the temperature drops.  If your dog is  outside, it must  be protected  by  a dry,  draft-free  doghouse. Windchills can be especially difficult for animals and  can threaten their life.  Make sure that pets who are outside have  water that isn’t frozen and is in plastic bowls, as metal ones can  get very cold and their tongues can stick and freeze to it.  Wipe  your animals paws after they’ve been outside to remove the salt  and  other  chemicals  they  may  come  in  contact  with  which  can  irritate them.   Be  especially  careful  with  antifreeze  as  it’s  a  deadly  poison  but  has  a  sweet  taste  which  attracts  animals.   Watch for frostbite on their ears  and  other  areas.    For  more  information and tips, please contact the  shelter at 483.6700. PROTON 2 year old. Neutered Male. Box-

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er/Pit Bull mix. Goofy, adorable and fun–that’s me. I’m a terrific fella who will  make a great companion for someone who enjoys hikes and other activities. I’m a lot of dog but I enjoy playing (oh I love toys)  which is great because I will need a lot of exercise and play time  to keep me happy. I really enjoy being with people and will lean  into you for more love and attention and a scratch on my head.  If you’re looking for a big dog with a big personality who will  be your best friend for years to come, please stop by for a visit.

a long ride. I sure am glad to be out  of the car and here at RCHS.  I may  be a little timid at first because I have  been  moved  around  so  much  in  so  little  time  so  just  be  slow  and  I  will  warm right up to you.  I’m currently  living in Community Cat Room One  and  boy  I  must  say  this  is  a  really  nice place. 

PEANUT 6  year  old.  Spayed  Female.  Chihuahua mix. I’m  a  very  social  gal  who  enjoys hanging out with my favorite people. And I love sitting on  your lap so if you’re looking for  a  lap  dog  I  may  be  one  to  consider. I also love to rest my head  on  your  arm  and  look  at  you  lovingly.  I’m  friendly  and  fun  and will enjoy our time together.  I  also  like  going  for  walks  and  I  have  nice  leash  manners  so  I  hope  my  new  owner  will  take  me  for  walks  so  I  can  get  lots  of fresh air and exercise.  I’ve lived with another dog and may  do well with a canine companion but we’d have to meet first to  make sure we get along.

ALLEN 2 year old. Neutered Male. Domestic Short Hair Gray Tiger. Hey,  I’m Allen.  I  was  transferred  all  the  way  from  Delaware  because  a  shelter  there  was  too  full.  Talk  about  a  crazy  ride.  I  sure am a lovely guy. Even after  all  this  traveling  I’m  not  even  timid.  I’m  currently  living  in  Community Cat Room One and  boy  you’d  think  I  owned  the  place.  Although  I’m  new  I  sure  am  full  of  confidence.  I’ll  walk  right  up to  you and rub against  your legs.

REUBEN 3 year old. Neutered Male. Domestic Short Hair Black. Hi there. I’m Reuben. I was transferred all the way from the  State of Delaware because a shelter there was too full.  Talk about 

Adrian Bernhard Rutland County Humane Society 765 Stevens Rd. Pittsford, Vt. 802-483-6700 Adoption Center Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: noon-5 p.m., Sunday & Monday: Closed

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NORTHLANDS JOB CORPS CENTER REQUEST FOR QUOTES The Northlands job corps Center located at 100 MacDonough Dr., Vergennes, VT 05491 requests the following services/vendors to submit bids on the following services for the Northlands Job Corps Center. NJCC Contract Base year (1) contract period beginning March 1, 2014 through November 20, 2014. Pricing to include three (3) additional option years Supplies and/or services to include: 1. Student EAP Services 2. Waste Management 3. Pest Services 4. Heating Fuel 5. Propane 6. Boiler Services 7. Plumbing Services 8. Electrician Services 9. Commercial Floor Mat Services 10. Welding Gasses and Supplies 11. Janitorial Cleaning Products 12. Other janitorial Supplies 13. Café and Culinary Food 14. Dairy 15. Bread 16. Culinary Specialty Foods 17. Office Supplies 18. Fire Extinguisher Services 19. Payline Security Guard 20. Academic Uniforms 21. Trade Uniforms and boots 22. Café Uniform and Trade Supply Rental Services 22. Wellness Linen Services Bids must be received by Date January 22th at 4:00 p.m. Specification may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Agent, Annette Paquette at Northlands Job Corps Center Via email: or 802-877-0149. The Northlands Job Corps Center reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. Small businesses and Minorities are encouraged to reply. "THIS IS A SUBCONTRACTING OPPORTUNITY"

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BUCKET TRUCK FOR SALE 1987 International 1900 Single Axle, with Steel Out-Riggers on the rear near back wheels. Truck has DT466 Diesel engine with 132,000 miles, in very good condition. A one man bucket, will reach 50' high. Bucket also equipted with winch and picking point from both booms. Truck licensed, and ready to drive or work. Asking $7,500 or Trade. 518-643-8434 or

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