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March 20, 2010

1731 fort rediscovered at Champlain bridge site

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An artist’s rendering of the 1730s French “Fort Chimney Point” at Addison. The location of the fort was known since the 18th century, but was “rediscovered” in December 2009. Art by Len Tantillo

By Lou Varricchio ADDISON—An archaeological “rediscovery” has been announced at the Chimney Point site of the proposed Lake Champlain Bridge. It is uncertain if the announced rediscovery will affect plans for the new bridge to replace the 1920s span that was demolished in December 2009. Scientists have found a 1731 French fort near a standing pier of the old bridge on the Vermont shore at Chimney Point in Addison. "It's a hugely exciting find, one of the great and exciting finds of a lifetime really," Elsa Gilbertson, administrator for the Chimney Point State Historic Site, told news reporters March 14.

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Local low-achieving schools targeted BRISTOL—The Vermont Department of Education released a list of persistently low-achieving Vermont schools that are eligible for a federal bailout, of sorts, last week. Bridport Elementary School, Fair Haven High School, Johnson Elementary School, Mount Abraham Union High School, Northfield Elementary School, Otter Valley High School, Rutland High School, Windsor High School, Winooski High School and H.O. Wheeler Elementary in Burlington top the state list. The schools have all failed to make adequately yearly progress on student assessment tests for the past several years. The schools are eligible for federal grants, but they will have to take one of four actions: close the school, reopen as a charter school, fire the principal and half the teachers or submit a restructuring plan.

Beth Whiting of Maple Wind Farm in Huntington is a Rural Vermont board of directors member. During April an exhibit featuring Rural Vermont’s dynamic, farmer-activist board of directors will be on display at the Starksboro Public Library. Photos tell the stories behind the farmers driving the nonprofit organization. On April 1, 6:30–8 p.m., the library will host an opening reception. See related story inside. Photo courtesy of Robbie Stanley



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SATURDAY March 20, 2010

Theft of sap, buckets reported

March 8, 2010 Theft of sap buckets, Ferson Road, Leicester. Assault, Conway Road, Starksboro. March 9 Vagrancy, Vermont Route 22A, Addison. Family fight, Lincoln Road, Ripton. Vandalism to a vehicle, Snake Mountain Road, Weybridge. March 10 Threats made to a resident of New Haven. Theft of sap buckets, Swinton Road, Bridport. Assisted Vergennes Police Department with a fight, Main Street, Vergennes. March 11 Family fight, North Main Street, Whiting. Assisted Middlebury Rescue with a subject, Prunier Road, Weybridge. Vandalism to a vehicle, River Road, Bristol. Vandalism to a tress, Stillmeadow Lane, Addison. Rural Vermont Board member Lindsay Harris (left) of Family Cow Farmstand in Hinesburg and RurTwo vehicle accident, no injuries, U.S. Route 7, Ferrisburgh. al Vermont Board member Bruce Henessey of Maple Wind Farm in Huntington, March 12 Photos courtesy of Robbie Stanley Vandalism to a vehicle, U.S. Route 7, Ferrisburgh. Fraud, Middle Road, Bridport. tween haying, weeding, milkstorytelling, so bring along through the winter months, Welfare check, Vaughn Court, Monkton. ing, marketing, and everypoems, stories, or readings to and the Starksboro library Theft of $20.02 in gasoline, Maplefields, U.S. Route 7, New thing else farmers do from sun share about favorite farmers, may be the last stop on the up until sun down to make special meals, or the harvest tour. Before it’s retired how- Haven. Family fight, Lower Plains Road, Salisbury. Rural Vermont a top priority. season! ever, there will be one last Threats to a resident of Addison. At the reception April 1, The exhibit will be on dis- chance to view it at Rural VerMarch 13 join Rural Vermont and local play at the Starksboro Public mont’s 25th anniversary anAssisted Middlebury Rescue with a subject, River Road, New Board members to take in the Library through the end of nual meeting and celebration Haven. exhibit while munching and April. The library is open on Saturday, June 19, at Four Welfare check, Vermont Route 125, Ripton. mingling with neighbors and Mondays 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Springs Farm in Royalton. Vandalism to a lawn, Horton Road, Orwell. friends. The greater commu- Thursdays 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Rural Vermont is a nonTheft of sap, Tyler Bridge Road, Monkton. nity’s farmers and food pro- Saturdays 9 a.m.–1 p.m. profit advocacy group foundMarch 14 ducers will be celebrated and Rural Vermont’s Activist ed by farmers in 1985. For 25 Vandalism to a vehicle, US Route 7, Leicester honored with some informal Farmers: Photos and Stories years, Rural Vermont has been Cited Christopher Mack, age 27, of Charlotte into Court for Drihas been traveling the state advancing economic justice ving Under the Influence, US Route 7, Ferrisburgh for Vermont farmers through Burglary and theft of money, guns, and a charger from a resiadvocacy and education. dence, Lincoln Road, Ripton For more info, call 223-7222 Animal problem, property damaged by cows, Greenbush Road, or visit Ferrisburgh Fri., Apr. 2 - 7PM Fri., Mar. 26 - 7PM During the past week State Police responded to three burglar The Dan Music Night alarms, two 911 hang-ups, and Silverman Group The Dan Silverman Group with five motor vehicle complaints. featuring Jeremy Hill on bass, Additional citation issued John Daly Todd Watkins on drums and Dan Silverman on trombone. during the past week: Original Acoustic The group will play a variety Guitar Featuring Prom Gowns from: Cited Jeremiah Candido, age of jazz improvisations. 29, of Middlebury into Court All events free and open to the public. Marys ~ Faviana ~ Alyce ~ Mori Lee BROWN DOG BOOKS & GIFTS • for Driving with License SusFlirt by Maggie Sottero 22 Commerce Street #3 • Hinesburg, VT 05461 • 802-482-5189 pended, Green Street, VerMon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 49362 Plus More! gennes, Feb. 27.

STARKSBORO—Throughout the month of April, an exhibit featuring Rural Vermont’s farmer-activist Board of Directors will be on display at the Starksboro Public Library, located at 2827 Route 116. Professional photographs and interviews tell the stories behind the farmers driving the nonprofit Rural Vermont and its work to secure fair prices for farmers and local food options for Vermonters. On Thursday, April 1, from 6:30–8 p.m., Rural Vermont and the Starksboro Public Library will host a free opening night reception with refreshments and live storytelling about the farmers and foods sustaining rural communities. Rural Vermont’s Activist Farmers: Photos and Stories gives a glimpse into the lives of fifteen farmers who are united around a common vision of economic justice. Professional photographer Corey Hendrickson of Hendrickson Photography and volunteer Robbie Stanley of Charlotte traveled the state to capture Rural Vermont’s board members in their element and on their farms. Volunteers spent an afternoon with each of these folks and documented why they are finding time be-


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Towns receive public funds for senior projects

MIDDLEBURY—The Community College of Vermont is launching a new associate of science degree in environmental science and a certificate in sustainable buildings beginning this fall. The environmental science program offers three tracks in which students may concentrate their studies: environmental literacy and education, sustainable building technology, and natural resources. Students will gain an understanding of environmental problems and obtain the knowledge and skills to begin developing solutions. Graduates of the program will be prepared for employment in areas related to the environment or for transfer to a four-year institution of higher learning. The College is holding free information sessions for anyone interested in this growing field. Sessions will be held on Tuesday, March 23, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the CCV-Montpelier site; Thursday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to noon at CCV-Burlington; and on Wednesday, April 14, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at CCV-Rutland. Information will also be available on CCV’s Assessment of Prior Learning course in which students can earn college credit for knowledge gained in the workplace, the military or other experience. These credits can help students get a jump-start towards a CCV associate degree. Those who cannot attend a session may call the CCV Middlebury office at 388-3032 for further information. In the process of developing the environmental science degree program, Coordinator of Allied Health Programs Darlene Murphy surveyed employers throughout the environmental industry in Vermont and convened a panel of environmental experts who provided insightful feedback into the curriculum. In the planning process, Murphy also worked with faculty from four-year institutions in Vermont to assure transferability of courses into baccalaureate programs. For more information on the Community College of Vermont, visit, or call the CCV Middlebury office at 388-3032.


VERGENNES—Addison County seniors will find the burden of living made a little lighter thanks to taxpayer funds that will be used for various projects. Gov. Jim Douglas today awarded more than $630,000 in Community Development Block Grants to five Vermont communities including Bristol and Vergennes. At a ceremony at the American Legion Post 14 in Vergennes, Douglas announced funding for an affordable housing project for the elderly, as well as money for improvements to make municipal buildings handicapped accessible. “This project will provide much-needed housing for seniors in Vergennes, with on-site services and easy access to nearby services and the community,” Douglas said. “These kinds of projects are an important part of Vermont’s housing stock, particularly as more of our population seeks to remain in their communities as they age.” The $500,000 Community Development Block Grant will be given to the City of Vergennes, then loaned to Housing Vermont, which will construct the new building and infrastructure improvements that together total nearly $6 million on the 12-acre site. The building will have 20 one-bedroom units and 5 two-bedroom units, and will also feature a common area; community kitchen; private examination rooms; a “meals on wheels” storage area; and a business office for a part time resident service coordinator. This project is part of a planned development that also includes the initial permitting of a new daycare center and additional residential development proposed for the future. Five of the units are market rate; the remaining 20 will be affordable housing. In addition to connecting to the city water and sewer systems and construction of a storm water treatment system, the site work will also include new sidewalks that extend to Monkton Road; pedestrian pathways that connect to city sidewalks; parking; and landscaping. This site is conveniently located within walking distance of downtown Vergennes and will provide seniors with access to many amenities, social opportunities and community services. Another grant of $17,500 will be used by the City of Montpelier to study the capacity of the former Senior Center at 58 Barre St. which was damaged in a December fire, and the ex-

isting municipal Recreation Center at 55 Barre Street, for their respective uses. In addition, the feasibility of adding senior housing in the 58 Barre Street Senior Center building will be studied. And two towns, Bristol and Georgia, received grants of $50,000 and $32,885 to make their municipal buildings handicapped accessible under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). “Built in 1885, Holley Hall serves as both the Town of Bristol’s town hall and town offices and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places,” the Governor said. “This historic building is a vital part of civic and cultural life in Bristol.” The first floor of the building, which also hosts town meetings, public hearings, recreational programs, performing arts and other events, will be completely renovated to accommodate the town offices and will include a new vault, electrical upgrades, and energy improvements. The second floor – a large auditorium – will be made ADA accessible; its floor will be completely renovated and restored; the roof system and balcony will be repaired; and the doors, windows and the bell tower will be weatherized. The Town of Georgia will receive $32,885 to help pay for handicapped accessibility modifications to the Georgia Town Office. “These funds will help install a lift to make the building handicapped accessible to both floors, and complete other improvements to ensure that the bathroom, parking lots, entry ways, and other features of the building are ADA compliant, including way-finding signage; changing handrails; and reconfiguring parking spaces to accommodate sideloading vans,” Governor Douglas said. In February, Douglas presented a $30,000 grant to officials from the City of South Burlington to fund preliminary work on a new Burlington Aviation Technical Training Center. Vermont receives about $7 million annually in federal CDBG funds, which are used principally to benefit persons of low and moderate income. The state awards the competitive grants based on recommendations of the Vermont Community Development Board and approval of Commerce and Community Development Secretary Kevin Dorn.

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The palisaded log fort stood between 1731 until 1759. An 18th century map shows the fort exactly where it was found. In 1929, bridge workers saw the old fort’s stone foundation about a foot and a half from the bridge pier on the Vermont shore. According to the French National Archives, the fort was a square 125 feet on a side. As many as 30 soldiers may have manned the lakeshore redoubt. Archaeologists also found evidence of a nearby redware pottery works that lasted until the late 1700s. According to news reports, a 9,000-year-old spear point was also uncovered at the site in December.

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Counseling service To the editor: Once again, the Counseling Service of Addison County thanks the residents of our local communities for generously supporting the agency in their town budgets. As a result of Town Meeting votes, a total of approximately $34,600 will be contributed to support the work of the agency. The Counseling Service provides support and treatment to members of our communities with emotional problems or developmental disabilities. Town contributions are used to support our Emergency Team, with its 24-hours-a-day, seven-daysa-week psychiatric and emergency response capability. Last year, this skilled and compassionate team of therapists and psychiatrists served 542 individuals with 3,478 total client contacts. Many of these services are not reimbursed, either by insurance or by the recipients. In addition to our emergency services, we offer a full array of programs to serve the mental health needs of people in Addison County. These services include therapy for children and adults dealing with temporary emotional stress, ongoing support and training for people with chronic developmental disabilities or severe mental illness, counseling services in schools for students in crisis, and assistance to families with children with serious emotional problems. These services are made available on a sliding scale based on insurance coverage and the ability of our clients to pay. During 2009, the Counseling Service helped meet the needs of about 2,200 individual children, youths, and adults. The contributions from Addison County towns will help us continue serving these people, our friends and neighbors, especially in times of emergency. We are indeed grateful for your generosity. Robert S. Thorn, Executive Director Barbara Doyle-Wilch, Board President Addison County

Hoodwinked in Bristol To the editor: So the Bristol voters have spoken. They don't want a gravel pit near town. For those of you who did not vote—shame on you. You have allowed a group of not so smart transplants to determine a major growth factor in our lives. No matter how you look at it, Bristol needs that gravel pit. People were bombarded with letters, newspaper ads, and phone calls toting how 'terrible' that pit would be for Bristol. For those that voted down the pit, you got sucked into the half truths, rhetoric, and outright lies that a small group of transplants spewed forth to your ears. In Washington, it's called spin. In Bristol it's called smart growth. There's nothing smart about stiffling Bristol's needs for the future. Either way, you've been hoodwinked. There was much more noise and dust pollution from the Lathrop saw mill (when it was in operation) than the gravel pit will ever produce. Just like lambs following a lost shepard, you let the community down. What's curious is why this same group of people don't protest the gravel pit on the west side of Bristol (owned by the Town of New Haven). Now that's an eye sore. It's the first thing you seen when entering Bristol from the west. Yet, you were told that the Lathrop's gravel pit would be an eye sore to downtown Bristol. Really? You would have to stand in a tree at the Bristol water reservoir to see any portion of the Lathrop's pit. Let alone from down town. Like I said, you've been hoodwinked. Burt Degraw Bristol

MAUHS audit To the editor: For the past three years the professional audits at Mt Abe have not been presented to the voters until after the annual meeting leaving the voters with no way to assess the veracity of the proposed budget prior to voting on it. This year the Mt. Abe elected auditors report signed by only two of the three elected auditors which was presented for the first time on the eve of the Mt. Abe annual meeting was never presented to the board for approval and proper inclusion in the printed annual report. We may never know why the third auditor did not sign the document. Contained in the elected auditor’s report were these statements: (1) “The reality is that the school, being a municipality, must operate under the rules of fund accounting.” (2) “… accounting is a specialized form of accounting that many accountants do not understand.” (3) “The problem this year did not lie with the central office, but rather the accounting firm hired to do the audit.” Fund accounting is used by most municipalities and nonprofits. It tracks how money is spent rather than how much profit was earned. A business manager in charge of such an entity must be able to produce reports that can detail expenditures and revenues for multiple funds, and reports that summarize the financial activities of the entire entity across all funds. At any given time, the school system must be able to extract the financial activities attributed to sundry programs and report on them. Many nonprofit organizations and the public sector use offthe-shelf or custom-designed accounting software that is flexible enough to accommodate the needs of special reporting. Fund accounting is not rocket science but it does require diligent and suitable attention. Perhaps if more prudent and judicious bookkeeping practices had been utilized in the business office the infamous $400, the embezzlement and the payroll tax liability would not have been so embarrassingly overlooked. The accounting profession continues to support the use of fund accounting by providing extensive standards and principles in this area. Comparing the last three professional audits it’s obvious to me that the cause of the tardy audits is because the ANESU has failed to comply with the “extensive standards and principles” provided by the accounting professionals. I disagree with the elected auditors’ position that the blame rest with the accounting firm, Sullivan & Powers, Inc. To facilitate the production of timely audits in the future, the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union business office needs to address and correct the deficiencies in their accounting procedures that have been previously identified by Sullivan & Powers, Inc. R. E. Merrill Bristol

Little Pressroom To the editor: As you may know, I left the Chamber of Commerce back in December and during the time since I've enjoyed truly great support from many, as well as a number of career opportunities to consider.One of these involved lots of intriguing talks with Ray and Lynda Rheaume. We are very happy to announce we have come to agreement on my continuing their legacy as the new owner of The Little Pressroom in Middlebury. Lynda and Ray have successfully run this business for over 20 years and are now ready to move onto their next big adventure, though Ray will be with me for the next few months to ensure a smooth professional transition. Our mission will be to continue to offer high quality printed products for businesses, groups and individuals. In addition, we will offer promotional products, too. We will have this business up and running in the near future, so look for more info soon. The Little Pressroom will remain in the same Middlebury location at 18 Creek Rd. in the plaza next to Countryside Carpet and Paint (and the Addison Eagle office); you can reach us at 388-2337 or by email at I am very thankful to the Rheaumes for allowing me to be a part of this process and I look forward to the new challenges ahead. I also once again want to thank all of you who have provided such tremendous support. I have missed being in the business of helping business, and am excited to reconnect to help in a new way. Ted Shambo Middlebury

Neshobe food and music To the editor: Join us March 27 for Food and Music at the Neshobe Sportsman Club, 97 Frog Hollow Rd., Brandon. A roast pork supper beginning at 5 p.m. with carrots, potatoes, rolls and homemade pie for desert. From 6:30 to 10 p.m., a bluegrass/classic country concert will be held with Cabin Fever and Up Til’ Dawn. $18 per person for both or $15 just music. More info: 247-3275 or e-mail Linda Berry Chairwoman Neshobe Sportsman Club

To the editor: The Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) provides electricity to rural, sparsely settled areas in Vermont that investor-owned utilities do not serve. It is non-profit under the control of a board of directors elected by its members/customers. Today, it serves about 34,000 members with almost 10 percent of Vermont’s power load. VEC, although a small utility, is integrally connected with the Vermont, New England and, ultimately, the national systems. As a member-controlled entity it has special stature as it participates in the many challenges facing utilities: alternative energy, energy management, nuclear power, transmission, security are but a few. Most importantly to its members is the provision of reliable and affordable energy. VEC members in 2009 voted to reduce the Board from 13 to 12 Directors: 7 Directors to be elected from designated districts and 5 to be ‘at-large’. This May all 12 Director positions are up for election. Under the new design, District 5 includes 4689 Chittenden County and 188 Starksboro members who will elect one Director to replace the three directors elected in 2006/ 2009. There will likely be other candidates for this single representative. Ballots will be mailed to members on April 20 and must be returned by May 14 to be tallied at the May 15 VEC annual meeting. I am a candidate for this directorship. A letter to the editors makes it impossible to provide my resume other than to state that I am retired, have the time and interest with an extensive professional background in government, regulatory matters, law, management and planning which will enable me to be a challenging and constructive member of the board. Questions: contact me via e-mail at Schuyler Jackson Hinesburg

Low achieving Mt. Abe To the editor: I am writing with a deep feeling of disappointment in my stomach. The recent news identifying Vermont’s “10 persistently lowachieving schools” has me wondering: where is the return on the high educational portion of my property tax investment? I live in the Mount Abraham Union District and I have yet to see or hear of any response from the local administration expressing their views on why Mt. Abe is on the list? I have only seen passive comments from others which seem empty and lack the judgment one should expect from professional educators in our state. Here is the typical irresponsible comment we are hearing: “Vermont’s lowest-achieving schools would not be on the list in many other states because Vermont standardized test scores routinely put the state in the top five nationally.” In response, I must ask our local school administration: “If other county schools such as Middlebury and Vergennes are not identified as low achieving schools, how can anyone defend why Mt. Abe is on the list”? It is also evident to me that Mt. Abe is not receiving poorly educated students from the five district feeder elementary schools consisting of, Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven and Starksboro. There are four elementary schools identified as “low achieving” and none of these local schools appear on that list. As a long term Bristol resident and taxpayer I am upset, and I suspect many other neighboring taxpayers are also upset to have our local High School identified on such a degrading listing. We keep on voting in multi-million dollar operating budgets for Mt. Abe and what do we get in return? We get to see our school identified on T.V. and in newspapers as persistently low achieving. If my annual school tax monies were going into long term personal stock investments I could ride out the high and low market fluctuations. However, when it comes to education we can’t afford any lows. Every year a new class is graduating and we pin our hopes on them being prepared to lead responsible and productive lives. There is not an acceptable excuse for having our school labeled as “persistently low achieving”. Martin Thompson Bristol

Why the Pope? To the editor: The attempts to drag Pope Benedict XVI into the scandal surrounding pedophile priests in Germany should stop. As head of the Roman Catholic Church, the Pope naturally bears some responsibility for the actions of the authorities under him. But this campaign by the media and anti-Christian liberals is hardly a righteous one. Its real aim is to drive God out of the public sphere and to undermine an institution that, despite its many problems, is one of the few remaining pillars of reverence and respect in society. I am not Catholic, but have met the man who is now Pope Benedict on several occasions and found him to be a God-fearing person who has one longing: to serve Jesus and his church. I sensed in him the sort of conviction that springs from a deep personal faith. This conviction has been labeled “conservatism” and has aroused great hatred. If anything, this hatred emboldens me to stand by the Pope and pray that he continues to fight evil with good. Abuse of minors by Catholic clergymen is a very real plague, and I can well understand the fury unleashed by reports of one cover-up after another. But child abuse is not a Catholic problem. It is a societal one that implicates everyone who has bought into the myth of sexual “freedom” promoted by today’s fashion and entertainment industries. Jesus said that if anyone misleads a child, it would be better for him to be drowned with a millstone around his neck. But he also invited anyone without guilt to cast the first stone... Rev. Johann Christoph Arnold Pastor, Church Communities Rifton, N.Y.

SATURDAY March 20, 2010

For VSO winners, wine cellars just got bigger


Douglas meets with Quebec premiere

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra recently delivered the grand prize for the first VSO Instant Wine Cellar Raffle to the winners, Dr. John Tampas of Colchester and Sam Bloomberg of Shelburne. The prize was 100 bottles of fine wine, plus a 166-bottle executive class wine cooler cabinet. Proceeds from the raffle, which raised more than $10,000, benefit the Vermont Symphony's programs across the state. The VSO noted Addison County individuals and businesses that contributed toward the raffle including—from Lincoln: raffle organizers Richard Nair and Katie Banks; from Bridport: Nicole Rose and Pratt's Store; from Middlebury: John and Caroline Rouse, Martin and Kathleen Clark, Governor Jim Douglas, Mary's at Baldwin Creek (Linda Harmon and Doug Mack), Middlebury Market (Sama and Marie Hayyat), Middlebury Discount Beverage, Swift House Inn (Dan and Michelle Brown), and the Waybury Inn (Joe Sutton); from Vergennes: The Antidote, Andy McCabe, and Daily Chocolate; from Bristol: Bristol Discount Beverage; and from Starksboro: Ann Gibbons and Joerg Klauck.

Breakfast in Vergennes The Champlain Valley Christian Reformed Church in Vergennes will host a free community breakfast on Saturday, March 20, from 8 a.m.-11 a.m., pancake, sausage, eggs, oatmeal, and real Vermont maple syrup will served. If you have any question, please call the church at 877-2500.


Kort on Ithaca dean’s list Kelly Kort, Daughter of Robert and Kathleen Kort of Huntington,was named to the Dean's List at Ithaca College's School of Health Sciences and Human Performance for the fall 2009 semester with a GPA of 3.5. To qualify for this academic honor, students must attain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 and complete a minimum of 15 credit hours, of which at least 12 are graded. A grade of D or F or an incomplete in a course automatically disqualifies a student from the dean's list, regardless of the overall GPA attained that semester.

Students on UMass dean’s list The following local students attending the University of Massachusetts-North Dartmouth were named to the institution’s Dean’s List (grade point average 3.2 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for the fall 2009 semester: Justin Conant of Lincoln and Jeffery Gallott of New Haven.

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QUEBEC HONORS—Gov. Jim Douglas received the National Order of Québec (l’Ordre national du Québec) March 11 at a ceremony in the Québec National Assembly, becoming only the fourth American and first American public official to receive the honor. Québec Premier Jean Charest cited Douglas’ work in strengthening the historic Québec -Vermont relationship throughout his career in public service during the investiture ceremony. Douglas thanked the assembly in French: “...Nous avons poursuivi nos jurisdictions respectives depuis les dernières sept années et l’amitié que nous avons développée représente bien l’amitié profonde que partage le peuple du Québec et du Vermont.” The governor is a long-time resident of Middlebury. QUEBEC CITY—Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas traveled to Quebec City earlier this week for a series of meetings with Quebec government officials, including Premier Jean Charest, and business leaders to discuss the bilateral relationship between Vermont and Quebec. The governor was joined by Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie and other cabinet officials, as well as Vermont business leaders. Agriculture Secretary Roger Allbee led a group of Vermont specialty food producers who met with counterparts across the border to discuss ways to leverage local products within our region and with a focus on "Taste of Place". Commerce Secretary Kevin Dorn

joined Douglas at a breakfast meeting with the Quebec City Chamber of Commerce and the Quebec City Chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada. Public Service Commissioner David O'Brien co-chaired the meeting of the Vermont-Quebec Green Energy and Trade Task Force. Douglas then met privately with Premier Charest. Two agreements between Vermont and Quebec were signed: one updating a previous agreement on collaborative efforts to clean-up Lake Champlain, the other committing the two jurisdictions to work together on agri-food initiatives. These agreements will update the bilateral agreement signed by Douglas and Charest in 2003.

As chairman of the National Governors Association (NGA), Douglas was honored to host the historic first meeting between the governors and the Council of the Federation, the Canadian premiers’ equivalent to the NGA. Douglas said of the meeting, "my experience working closely with Premier Charest and other Eastern Canadian Premiers has shown me the tremendous benefits of our cross border relationships. Bringing Canadian premiers and U.S. governors together, in one room, can lead to new opportunities to promote the interests of Americans and Canadians throughout our two nations."

Molly Smith, a junior at Connecticut College, is currently studying away at Middlebury Uruguay in Uruguay. Smith is the daughter of Mary O'Shea and Steve Smith of Middlebury.

Births A girl born March 3, Lauren Margaret Hill, to Christopher and Alethea Hill of Ferrisburgh. A boy born March 4, Colson Henry Goodwin, to Michael Goodwin and Lea Bissette of Rutland. A boy born March 6, Wyatt James Jennings, to Jamie and Jennifer (Currier) Jennings of Bristol. A girl born March 8, Mariana Patricia Harrison, to James Harrison and Rachel Carroll of Orwell. A boy born March 10, Brayden James Thompson, to Cory Thompson and Amie Mars of Ticonderoga, N.Y. If you have questions, or to submit birth announcements, please call Leslie at 802-388-6397 or email at

Death notices STARKSBORO—Wesley E. "Duck" Lowell, 49, died at Fletcher Allen Healthcare on Saturday, March 13, 2010. He was born in Burlington on Sept. 29, 1960, the son of the late Leslie and Mary (Russin) Lowell. He was a graduate of Champlain Valley Union High School. On July 23, 1994, he married Lillian Irene Martin in East Middlebury. He is survived by his wife, Lillian of Starksboro, other family members. Memorial gifts may be made to the Addison County Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury 05753.

PUBLIC SPEAKER—Seventeen-year-old Brooke Connor, a senior at Middlebury Union High School, won the Vermont American Legion Oratorical Contest held at the Vergennes American Legion Post 14 last week. She will represent Vermont at the Legion’s national high school oratorical contest in Indianapolis at Indiana University-Purdue University April 9-11. Brooke impressed the judges with her speech, "Putting Together the Constitutional Puzzle".






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ar, yar, yar—I’m Game Warden Marshall X and you jest murdered yourself a decoy deer. You’re under arrest for deer jackin’!” Well, now I know why that deer did not move. I did not know what to do next, so I thought I’d do what I do when I don’t know what to do and that is to do what comes natural—so, I reloaded my rifle and I pointed into the direction of where the bellerin’ was coming from, and I drew bead right into the center of old Marshall’s temple and you know I’d be lyin’ if I told ya I wasn’t some tempted to send a report headed right to the side of his noggin and I know’d I’d a been goin up the river the hero of the town if I dispatched the old bastard —but I thought I’d rather pay the jackin’ fine and have my truck confiscated then spend the rest of my days incarcerated up to St. Johnsbury for killin’ a man, o I let him go free. Marshall X. Marshall X, 57 years of age, got himself a much younger woman I hear. I imagine an exciting evening is the two of them settin’ around together waiting for another one of her baby teeth to fall out. And hopin’ another one a his’n don’t. Marshall’s a keen one though; I hear she’s got hold of herself a gol darn good job with the possibility of becoming assistant manager down to the big box store in Morrisville. Talk about a retirement plan; hell, that’s better ’n one of them 401, Roth, IR, money market K things there, or whatever you call ‘em. But you can understand what Mr. X sees in that young Templeton girl though—she’s quite the rig. She’s got one of them Roman noses just like her mother who works down the Village Coffee Shop. And mom tells me that her daughter does fairly well, below average grade wise, in high school; however, she gets As in home services. Course me and the fellers down the garage all agree the Lord has blessed that young girl with the finest front and

backdoor yards you ever did see, but it’s hard to understand what she see’s in ol’ Marshall X (other than the fact that he has been accumulated quite an estate ever since he decided to sell them boulders from his farm land). You see, Marshall X figured, and rightly so, what with all them flatlanders ah movin’ up country and wanting to fancy dancy up their properties, he could make a fortune selling them boulders from his farmland. And I was able to see exactly what size of a fortune he was accumulatin’ when my wife had come to me; she said she thought we needed to have two large boulders, one set out on either side of the front entrance of our driveway. Well, I said “cripes all mighty, Sharon, it’s just something else to mow around.” But she was determined. I figured, Heck, it probably give her something pretty gol darn good to ricochet off from this winter when she’s driving down into the door yard; she would have to roust me up outta my comfy chair so gol darn often to yank her out of the snow bank, so I told her I’d try to oblige her, and I set off a searchin’ in earnest the following morning for Marshall. I didn’t get too awful far along when I come up from behind of him, a laboring up a hill on his Tote Goat. To be continued. Rusty DeWees tours Vermont and Northern New York with his act “The Logger.” His column appears weekly. He can be reached at Listen for The Logger, Rusty DeWees, Thursdays at 7:40 on the Big Station, 98.9 WOKO or visit his website at

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ven though I have never encountered any denial or resistance from legislators of my thesis that they are—with a very few easily identifiable exceptions—more intelli49794 gent and linguistically-skilled than the rest of us, it may be useful to furnish a case-in-point as partial proof, on the linguistic side. It showed up deep in the normally dry pages of legislative statutes and regulations; the language of the rulers now easily available to the ruled in ways not imaginable prior to the may-Isay class traitorous invention of the Internet by one of their own a couple of decades ago. Like the vulgate Bible, translated from Latin to Old German by Martin Luther, the recent placement of actual governmental language, where the locals can read it, has brought to light all manner of interesting revelations. Here’s one— The moment of epiphany arrived in the course of comparing K-12 student test scores in Tennessee with those in Vermont, a state-to-state comparison exercise which is possible, by intent, with the published but not-widely-distributed National Assessment of Educational Progress federal tests and is not possible, by intent, with the locally-purchased and -publicized NECAP tests in Vermont and TCAP tests in Tennessee. In the NAEP, the pupilteacher ratio stats (close to, but not precisely identical with, average class size) show Tennessee at 15.7-to-1 and Vermont at 10.8to-1, about a 50 percent difference which represents most of the difference in annual per-pupil spending: Tennessee at $7.7K, Vermont at $13.6K. A commensurate 50% difference in test scores 65396 doesn’t show up in the stats: in 4th grade reading, (for the white student cohort, to keep comparisons balanced) the NAEP shows Vermont students at 229 and Tennessee at 224. For the entire USA, with a p/t ratio of 15.5, 4th graders score 230, and for Vermont, they score 229. In Utah, with a class size of 22, they score 226. These closely bunched results (on a 0-500 scale, none “excellent”) don’t distribute as official edu-crat doctrine –“smaller classes produce higher test scores”—has been predicting for 30 years, promising markedly better results for the smaller classes and worse results for the larger ones. Why have almost all states, including Tennessee and Vermont, been growing budgets in pursuit of shrinking classes? Vermont has long had maximum class size regulations; historically, until recently, they called for 21 or fewer in grades K and 1, 23 or fewer in 2 and 3. No minimum, no recommendation, no average class size policy. Recently the Vermontrules were changed: 20 or fewer in K-3, 25 or fewer in 4-8. Tennessee also has a maximum class size regulation: K-3, 25; 4-6, 30; 7-12, 35. Unlike Vermont, Tennessee has a recommended Average Class Size: K-3, 20; 4-6, 25; 7-12, 30. In both states, the actual averages are well under the maxima (there’s that “‘small classes are better” doctrine at work, statistical evidence to the contrary notwithstanding) and in 388-4408 Tennessee they’re also well under the official recommendation. 32611 So my earlier question changes from “why do both states pursue an expensive but ineffective reduced-class-size policy? The stats show that both states have Everything you need for all of your beading maximum which they typically and metal working projects! undercut (substantially). And

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we know the answer: their educrats still claim, disregarding 40 years of contrary hardnumbers evidence, that smaller class sizes are “worth it”, achievement-wise. The new question is “Why is Tennessee’s actual class size well under its own recommended minimum?” At first inspection, the Tennessee average class size page in the Education Regulations (page 3 in the “Minimum Requirements for the Approval of Public Schools”) seems to have the force of law; it’s printed complete with legal reference to Tennessee Code Annotated 49-1-302 and 49-6-3004. When you read the text, the critical sentence says, “Local Boards of Education shall have policies providing for class sizes in grades K-12 in accordance with the following..” and then the numbers reported above. How could local Boards flout specific state statute and regulation? But then, the epiphany-moment came. It had been illustrated earlier in the linguistic skill previously demonstrated by another high-I.Q. political figure, a subsequently-temporarily-disbarred member of the legal profession, who used conjugational (pun intended) analysis to explain that “it all depends on the meaning of the verb ‘is’.”. In this parallel but, fortunately, substantively different case of K-12 class size, “it all depends on the meaning of the verb “have’.” After all, the verb “to have” requires no action. It’s not like the verbs “to implement” or “to execute” or even “to follow” or “to respect”. All Boards in Tennessee must “have” the statutory/regulatory-requirement for average class sSize policy in duly-adopted form, but don’t “have to” actually carry it out. You have to admire the linguistic skill of legislators, caught between rising education costs and rising popular angst on the one side, shrinking class size and stagnant test scores on the other, and buffeted by the education lobby pressing for more education spending, staffing, and pro-ed staffer votes and against any such limitations as those called for in the average class size policy. The solution came to some typically language-skilful legislator when he/she proposed in committee that all sides could be kept happy and reassured with the equivocally interpretable verb “to have” used in the legislative requirement with respect to the potentially controversial policy. The domestic equivalent: I have a pressure-cooker, but I never use it. Because I don’t enjoy the genetic or learned linguistic skill of a Golden Dome legislator, it wouldn’t have occurred to me to use “have” in a way that would satisfy both those who think I should actually use one, and those who don’t. But now I know.

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Take time to plan your garden this season By Dr. Leaonard Perry UVM Extension Service Tempting as it is, try not to just buy and plant. To have a successful vegetable garden you need to give it some thought ahead of time. When planning your garden consider the site, varieties, where they will go, and when you'll plant. Be realistic, only plant what you can maintain with harvest you can use. It is too easy, especially in the beginning, to start too large. A successful site for most vegetables, especially fruiting ones, should get at least 6 hours of direct sun a day, either continuous, or total from morning and afternoon. If you don't have a sunny site, consider leafy crops such as lettuce and spinach that can get by on 3 to 4 hours of direct sun a day. Root crops such as carrots and potatoes need a bit more light, 4 to 6 hours a day, to have some growth. Another important site factor, and one you can work around more than light, is the soil. A rich, well-drained loam is ideal but many aren't fortunate to have this at the beginning. If it is clay or sandy, add lots of organic matter such as compost each year in the spring prior to planting. If it is clay, poorly drained, or quite rocky, you might want to consider building raised beds on top and filling with a good soil. A flat site, or as near as possible, is best. Otherwise it can be hard to work on, and rains can lead to erosion. Accessibility of the site is important in three respects. It should be close to home, otherwise "out of sight, out of mind" may apply. If you don't visit the garden daily, or frequently, you may miss pest outbreaks and fruit that is ready to pick. The site should be accessible to a source of water. The site should be accessible as well by cart or even vehicle. If you need to bring in a load of compost, soil, or mulch, or remove debris, how will you access it? How do you choose among the hundreds of varieties available, and which crops to

When planning a Vermont vegetable garden, consider the site, varieties, where they will go, and when you'll plant. Photo courtesy Vegetable Garden 101

grow? The first consideration is what you and perhaps family like to eat. Even if a crop is trendy or popular, if you don't like it and wont eat it, why grow it? Most crops have some, often many, varieties. These are particular types or selections with certain characteristics such as fruit size or color. There are some terms you may see in variety descriptions. A hybrid is a plant resulting from the crossing of other parent plants. Since you need these parents to make seeds of the hybrid, sowing seeds of hybrids wont give you the same plants. The other main group is the open-pollinated varieties, or those that pollinate each other in the field. They may not

be as consistent, with all the traits of hybrids, but you can save seeds of these and get similar plants. If a variety is open-pollinated, and at least 50 years old, it may be called an "heirloom". When choosing varieties, look for ones adapted to your region. This may relate to ripening time, or "days to maturity", one of the key factors I look for in my northern garden. A great variety for warm climates, perhaps one you grew up with, may not ripen in time in a short northern growing season. A warm climate crop such as okra, for instance, has some varieties better suited to cooler and shorter northern seasons. A couple of cultural factors to consider in

variety selection are disease resistance and plant size. Some varieties, tomatoes being a good example, are resistant to certain diseases. These are often labeled in descriptions with letters and a key, such as TMV for tomato mosaic virus. The more letters the better! Plant size relates to your site, and where these will be planted. Assuming you have the right match of site conditions to varieties, consider the size of crops and growth habits. Tomatoes, for instance, can be more upright (determinate) or vining and sprawling (indeterminate). The latter may need more staking, or more room, or both. Then there are compact varieties suited to small spaces and containers. When sowing seeds or planting transplants, information on seed packets, labels, and books will tell you such details as seed or plant spacing in rows, and amount of space between rows. These are guidelines, as some recommend planting in blocks rather than rows. Depending on use, you may plant closer if harvesting small carrots or tops of plants for instance. The goal is to have enough space for plants to get the light and nutrients they need, without much competition, and for you to be able to weed and work among the plants. Once you lay out your plans roughly on paper, look at what plants are next to others. Where is the sun coming from? You don't want tall corn for instance shading out shorter plants. Some plants are believed by gardeners to help others, perhaps by repelling insects. This is called "companion planting" with books and articles written just on this topic. You may try nasturtiums, for instance, next to potatoes to repel Colorado potato beetles. Radishes may repel cucumber beetles, leeks may repel carrot flies, and basil may repel some insects from tomatoes. Finally consider when you will plant. Some "cool" crops (like lettuce) can be planted earlier that other "warm" crops (like tomatoes). The two key factors are first and last frost dates of the season. Since these can vary, be ready with frost protection cloth or similar coverings.

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Thursday, March 18 MIDDLEBURY — “Garbage!” The movie from 6:308:30 p.m. at Charlotte Senior Center. Join your neighbors for this family-friendly, trash-free evening with a movie, contests and raffle drawings. For more info: CSWD at 872-8111 or Nancy Severance at 425-2111. MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Actors Workshop, resident professional acting company of Town Hall Theater, presents "The Fox," DH Lawrence's tale of passion, betrayal and revenge. Tickets, $17, are available by calling 382-9222, online at, or in person on Merchants Row, Middlebury (Mon-Sat, noon-5 pm). RUTLAND — The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is offering a Blood Pressure and Foot Care clinic at Maple Village at 10 a.m. There is a suggested donation of $2.00 for blood pressure screenings and $5 for foot care. For more information, please call 775-0568. RUTLAND —The Housing Trust of Rutland County will offer open house from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 194-196 Columbian Ave. Tours of the apartments will be offered and applications will be available. Light refreshments prvoided. Info: 775-3139 ext. 207. VERGENNES — Little City Players – “Harvey” by Mary Chase ~ Thursday – Saturday, March 18-20, March 25-27, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. each evening. Directed by Melinda Umezaki. Tickets $12 adults, $10 students and seniors available at the Vergennes Opera House, Classic Stitching and

VERGENNES — Photographic Images from Bygone Ferrisburgh at the Bixby Library at 7 p.m. Donations of photographic images from local families comprise a large collection of Ferrisburgh themed pictures from the early to mid 1900’s. Bixby Library's Third Thursday series, please contact the library at 877-2211. All Third Thursday events are free and open to the public.

Friday, March 19 CASTLETON — The Castleton Community Center will host a money management workshop from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The presentation will be repeated Saturday, March 20, from 10:30-noon. Call the Center to register 4683093. MIDDLEBURY — ACT Teen Center's 2nd Annual Family Contradance & Fundraiser. Lausanne Allen, Caller. Music by Atlantic Crossing's Peter Macfarlane, Rick Klein & Special Guest John Dickason from 7-10:30 p.m. Raffle Prizes and Dessert Buffet. Middlebury Municipal Gym Tickets can be purchased at door. $5/ACT Registered Teen, $10/Person, $15/couple, $25.00/family. 388-3910 or visit website: RUTLAND —The Housing Trust of Rutland County will offer open house from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 8 Seabury St. Tours of the apartments will be offered and applications will be available. Light refreshments prvoided. Info: 775-3139 ext. 207.

Saturday, March 20 HINESBURG — A Taste of Vermont at Brown Dog Books & Gifts at 7 p.m. Kristen Needham of the Needham Family Farm will be showing “A Taste of Hinesburg”, a slideshow she created to promote the Buy Local initiative. The slideshow features Hinesburg farmers, bakers, apiarists and sugarmakers. 482-5189. RUTLAND — Walk Rutland Guided Hike at 10 a.m. - Little Rock Pond, via the Long Trail near Danby. For more information, contaact Jen Coleman at 342-3479 or RUTLAND — The Rutland County GOP is hosting an informative breakfast discussion regarding Vermont’s

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ever changing energy challenges. David O’Brien, public utility commissioner, and a key participant in Vermont’s energy plan, is the keynote speaker for the breakfast meeting.The “Energy” breakfast will be held at the South Station Restaurant located at 170 S. Main St. from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. 802-282-9517 by March 18. RUTLAND — Easter Bunny Breakfast at CKS Gym from 8-10:30 a.m. benefits the textbook fund Advanced tickets $4 for child/senior and $6 for adults. Have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. The menu is an omelet station featuring Chef Breen, pancakes, scrambled eggs,sausage,cereal,coffe,milk,and juice. 7730500. RUTLAND — The PossumHaw Band will close out the concert season at the Saturday Night Coffee House Concert Series. PossumHaw brings high energy, original, authentic and unique bluegrass to the stage. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 117 West St. downtown. Tickets $10 advance, at Tattersall's on Merchants Row, $12 at the door, $& seniors, $4 children. 492-2252. VERGENNES —The Champlain Valley Christian Reformed Church will host a FREE community breakfast from 8-11 a.m., pancake, sausage, eggs, oatmeal, and real maple syrup will served. 877-2500.

Sunday, March 21 MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Actors Workshop, resident professional acting company of Town Hall Theater, presents "The Fox," DH Lawrence's tale of passion, betrayal and revenge. 1918, England, two women struggle to run an isolated farm.Tickets, $17, are available by calling 382-9222, online at, or in person on Merchants Row. HINESBURG — Annual Hinesburg Artist Series Concert - South County Chorus, Hinesburg Artist Series Orchestra, Jessica Allen at 4:30 p.m. at St. Jude Church, Route 116. Tickets $15 adults, $10 seniors & students, available at the door or from The Brown Dog Book and Gift Store (482-5189). Info: 482-3010 or SOUTH BURLINGTON — University Mall Mascot March & Easter Egg Hunt from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Meet local mascots, such as Champ, Rally, Ace, Teddy and more as they "March" to the Easter Bunny Treehouse in Center Court, 11:00 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt, store-to-store, 12 Noon-1 p.m. Free event, recommended for ages 8 and under.

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Does your “Niche” market involve horses? If it does then we can help reach the horse enthusiasts that you are trying to locate and market to. Currently we are taking advertising for the “Everything Equine” and the “Best of Gymkhana” program guides. Both of these events are held at the Champlain Valley Exposition. The first publication for Everything Equine will be printed on 4/17, deadline 4/1. The second, Best of Gymkhana will be printed on 8/28, deadline 8/14.

Wednesday, March 24 RUTLAND — The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice (RAVNAH), and Dorset Nursing with support from the Coalition for Adult Immunization in the Rutland Region are hosting a public clinic for H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccinations from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment only, at the RAVNAH office at 7 Albert Cree Dr. in Rutland. 770-1536. VERGENNES — Ferrisburgh Historical Society at Vergennes Union High School "Vermont History Day Student Exhibits." at 7 p.m. Public welcome. Refreshments provided. Information: 877- 3217.

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BRISTOL — Bristol Federated Church is hosting a Lenten Bible Study on Monday nights from February 22nd through April 5th. The study will highlight "The Life and Times of Jesus, a fast passed journey through the Gospel of Mark" and begins at 7 p.m. For more information contact Pastor Bill Elwell at 453-2321 or email him at SOUTH BURLINGTON — "MUSIC WITH MIA" weekly musical story time at University Mall. Kids can enjoy music, stories, and sing-a-longs with local singer/songwriter Mia Adams. Located in the JCPenney Court every Monday at 10:30 a.m. Free. Mondays through March 22. 863-1066 x11. VERGENNES — Otter Creek Choral Society will hold practices for its spring concert Monday nights from 7-9 p.m. at the Vergennes Congregational Church. Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to join the group. For more information, contact Maria at 877-2921.

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MIDDLEBURY — THT's Executive Director, Douglas Anderson is at the piano for "Songs You Don't Know" in the Eastview Cabaret Series at Town Hall Theater. Two

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Friday, March 26 BRISTOL — St. Ambrose 11th Annual Lenten Fish Fry. All you can eat Fish fry, includes fried or baked haddock, french fries, coleslaw, beverage and dessert from 5-7 p.m. Adults $12, Children under 11 $5, Immediate family of 5 $35. Info 453-2488. MIDDLEBURY — Rosie's WOW's Seniors at Noon - Rosie's has been drawing crowds for delicious meals like this months Chicken Pot Pie and Peach Shortcake! Don't miss out. Suggested donation of $5.00. Sponsored by CVAA. Make your reservation soon with Tracey Jerome at CVAA, 1-800-642-5119 x615. MIDDLEBURY — Award winning Wood's Tea Company, with local favorite Patti Casey, comes to Town Hall Theater with their signature mix of Bluegrass, Celtic tunes, sea chanties, and folk songs played on a dozen different instruments, including banjos, bezoukis and bodhrans, guitars and tin whistles. Friday, March 26 at 8 pm. Tickets, $10, are available through the THT Box Office by calling 802-382-9222, online at, or in person on Merchants Row, Middlebury (Mon-Sat, noon-5 pm)

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Politician with a soaring passion By Sarah Brown Let’s Go For Vermont Rep. Janice Peaslee, a single piece of plastic symbolizes the culmination of nearly a decade of work: her private pilot certificate. Peaslee earned her certificate in November 2009. She was the oldest student pilot the examiner had taken on a checkride, but she dismisses age as irrelevant—she won’t even mention the number. Peasleee practically runs up and down the stairs in the Vermont State House between committee hearings, floor votes, and other business. When the assembly is in session, she commutes 90 minutes each way to Montpelier from her home in Guildhall, near the New Hampshire border. She owns a farm that sells potatoes throughout the Northeast. And for the past year, she kept two instructors busy flying with her, sometimes three or four hours a day. “I don’t recognize my age, and nobody else needs to either,” she said. She explained later, “Just because you’re in your seventies doesn’t mean you can’t get out and do things. Age is just a number.” Peaslee began flying as a way to cope with grief after her husband died in 1999. She discovered a passion for it, and over the next nine years met the challenges of ground school, endured a 17-month hiatus for an engine overhaul, and practiced until she was sure she would far exceed the practical test standards. Now she pulls the certificate from her wallet and shows it to her colleagues in the state house, pointing out Wilbur and Orville Wright on the back. “It’s the most gorgeous thing I could ever think of,” she said, beaming. Vermont Tax Commissioner Rich Westman, who served with Peaslee in the House for 21 years before taking his current post, said a colleague was at Newport State Airport in Orleans County a while back when he saw an airplane taking off with no one in the pilot’s seat. “He said, ‘There’s nobody in that plane!’” Westman recounted. The representative then saw a puff of hair and realized—it must be Janice. Peaslee’s pilot certificate lists her at 4 feet, 10 inches, but she said she hasn’t bothered to check her height herself. When you stand up and you’re not much taller than the people sitting down, you find other ways to assert yourself, she said. Over the past year, Peaslee has kept two instructors busy flying with her in her Cessna 150. "She would fly for hours if you let her," said instructor Natalie Brunetto.Over the past year, Peaslee has kept two instructors busy flying with her in her Cessna 150. “She would fly for hours if you let her,” said instructor Natalie Brunetto. Of her 22 years in the legislature, Peaslee has spent 21 in the transportation committee.

Peaslee’s tireless devotion to transportation issues has had tangible results. Peaslee called everyone she could think of for 15 years to reconnect Vermont and New Hampshire by rebuilding a bridge, and the states finally worked together to cross the Connecticut River with a new bridge. They named it the Janice Peaslee Bridge in honor of her efforts. And just this month, Peaslee reported a bill that will allow heavy trucks to use the state’s interstate highway system. It was the highlight of her month, she said. She is a fierce defender of the transportation budget, and Westman, who was formerly the chair of the committee, said she understands the importance of small airports in a way that many lawmakers do not. “None of us dared to touch the aviation budget” with Peaslee defending it, he said. Peaslee is scrappy, he added.

Discovering a passion Before 2000, Peaslee’s only experience in airplanes was taking commercial flights while traveling with her husband, Bert. It was an experience the two enjoyed sharing, whether they were on a trip to Cancun or doing business in Denver. Bert introduced Janice to the world of Vermont politics by getting her involved in his own political positions. He taught her about agriculture at the family farm, Peaslee’s Vermont Potatoes. After many years together, his death in 1999 hit her hard. Janice looked for a way to cope with the grief, and in 2000 she decided to look into learning to fly. It was an undertaking that would honor the activity she had enjoyed with her husband but be different from it. It would help her move forward and still cherish the memory of her husband. At around that time, flight instructor Steve Kelly ran a story in the local newspaper about a ground school he was starting at the Caledonia airport, about 45 minutes from Peaslee’s home. Peaslee spoke with Kelly and others at the airport and went for her first general aviation flight in a Cessna 172. Peaslee could hardly see out of the cockpit. She wasn’t sure if she would enjoy flying, so she was unprepared for the thrill she experienced sitting in the left seat for the first time. Remembering that first flight, she mimed advancing the throttle and described the feeling of liftoff. By the time the airplane touched down, she was hooked. “You look forward to every flight, and when you get back the first thing you do is check the weather” for the next flight, she said. Flying after that was not just a hobby; it was a passion. “There’s nothing in the last 10 years that’s delighted her any more than flying,” Westman said. “… A lot of us worried about her (after her husband died), but no worry any more.”

ports. She came to aviation with experience as a mother and a politician; she had taken none of the college courses that would lay the foundation for learning principles of aerodynamics, weather, or geometry. Undaunted, she started ground school in 2001 and advanced chapter by chapter through the unfamiliar topics in the FAA handbooks. She took the same approach to flying. She started training with Kelly with no concern about the hours she would log before she achieved a certificate. She didn’t just want to meet the standards; she wanted to exceed them. “Number of hours or length of time isn’t as important as meeting the challenge, sticking with it,” she said. Kelly, Peaslee, and others formed a flying club to buy and train in a Cessna 150. Peaslee gradually bought others’ shares in the airplane until she owned it, and when Kelly began instructing in Nashua, N.H., two hours away, she took the airplane there to continue her training with him. When he moved away for a medical helicopter job, she continued training with other instructors: one for the weekends and another during the week. Even if the weather was marginal, Peaslee drove the two hours to Nashua to see if she could fly. If the weather didn’t pan out, she simply drove back home. When she did get to fly, she relished every minute of it. Natalie Brunetto, who instructed Peaslee on weekends and evenings, said Peaslee would sometimes fly three or four hours a day and never seemed to tire. “She would fly for hours if you let her,” she said.

Triumph After she had become proficient in most of the tasks she would need on her practical test, Peaslee still struggled with consistently identifying landmarks for navigation. She would sometimes fail to see the whole picture or be too quick to think she was lost, her instructors said. They decided to wean her slowly from relying on instructors’ help with navigation. “All of a sudden something just clicked,” said Trevor Smith, who instructed Peaslee on

Over the past year, Rep. Peaslee has kept two instructors busy flying with her in her Cessna 150. “She would fly for hours if you let her,” said instructor Natalie Brunetto. Photo courtesy AOPA

weekdays. She went out for a solo one day and had everything figured out. And when Smith accompanied her on a cross-country to Sanford, Maine, she flew a textbook flight. In two weeks, she had navigation down pat, Smith said. By the time she went for her checkride, Peaslee was almost overprepared. Smith was at the flight school when Peaslee returned from her checkride. “I saw her come in with a big grin on her face and thought it must have gone well.”

Family With 150 representatives and 30 senators, the Vermont legislature is small enough to feel like an extended family. Their political views may vary, but legislators are there for one another in times of tragedy and triumph. “Politics gets out of the way then,” Peaslee said. Her fellow legislators comforted her when her husband died, and they have shared in her excitement over achieving her pilot certificate. She’s offered rides to colleagues in the legislature, with one stipulation: She never flies without full fuel. That means her heavier colleagues may have an incentive to meet their New Year’s resolutions, or else wait until she flies a larger plane.


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MIDDLEBURY—”Cancer affects everyone. I have lost too many friends and family members to the disease, and Relay for Life provides a tangible way to raise money to fight back,” said Middlebury Relay for Life co-chairperson Mia Lieb-Lappen, Middlebury College Class of 2010. Lieb-Lappen’s answer to “Why do you Relay?” stems from the Relay slogan “Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back.” This year, Lieb-Lappen and fellow co-chair Sarah Bryan ’10 invite Middlebury students and community members to do just that on Friday, April 23. This year’s theme is board games, with the slogan, “Don’t let cancer pass Go.” Bryan and Lieb-Lappen said that past participants can expect the same fun activities at the event and encouraged those new to Relay to join a team and start fundraising. Staples of past Relays to expect again this year include rows of team campsites, performances by student and community groups, the Luminaria ceremony, guest speakers and, of course, lots of walking laps. This year, Middlebury College Assistant Professor of Biology Jeremy Ward will deliver a keynote address about cancer research, and Bryan and Lieb-Lappen revealed that attendees can expect to hear from another guest speaker, as well. Bryan also added that a new addition to this year’s Relay is a method for counting laps in which walkers will receive one bead for every lap completed to string together as a symbol in representation of the team’s total distance walked. “Cancer never sleeps. So, why should we?” Bryan shared as the tagline the Relay for Life committee uses. Bryan explained that Relay for Life is much more than one night of walking circles around a tent city, and encouraged Relay for Life participants to recognize that because cancer is constantly claiming lives, they should be fundraising continuously. “Cancer is not going to stop because we had an economic crisis,” Bryan stated. “I Relay because cancer touches so many lives, and not only the people with the disease — their friends and family, too,” Bryan concluded. “Cancer knows no boundaries, but it’s a solvable problem. Relay is a chance to raise money that goes toward research to prevent the disease from claiming more lives.” “Now, more than ever, people need the help,” Lieb-Lappen added. Last year, Middlebury Relay’s 90 teams, made up of 980 participants from the college and community, raised $114,800. This year, they hope to have 1,000 participants and raise $130,000. It is important to note that the college is just $50,000 from the $1 million mark for dollars raised. This year’s fundraising is particularly important because it marks a milestone for Middlebury. The Middlebury chapter of Relay was founded seven years ago by Mia’s older brother, Ross Lieb-Lappen ’07, and Meg Young ’07. Lieb-Lappen and Bryan hope to host a party to celebrate this achievement. The main goal for this year’s Relay, aside from raising as much money as possible for cancer research, Bryan explained, is to attract more community involvement. “There can be such a disconnect between the college and the community,” she said. “This is a great way to work with our neighbors towards a common goal.” Another joint effort between the college and the community to fundraise is called Relay Week and will occur April 2-8. During these five days, various businesses in town will donate a percent of proceeds to Middlebury Relay for Life. Lieb-Lappen reminds students that Relay

MIDDLEBURY—The Middlebury Panthers men’s hockey team quest for a National Championship came to an end last Saturday in Middlebury. The Panthers battled back from a 2-0 defecit, fell in overtime 3-2 to the Plattsburgh Cardinals 3-2 in quarterfinal action. Plattsburg took a 2-0 lead on goals from Kyle Kudroch and Dylan Clarke. Clarke’s unassisted goal came just over halfway through the second period. The Panthers got one of those back before the end of the second when Ken Suchoski, assisted by Charlie Strauss, scored in 5 on 5 play with just under four minutes left in the second, Then with seven minutes left in the game the Panthers capitalized on a power play opportunity. Charlie Townsend fed Jak Knelman, who blasted the puck past Cardinal goalie Josh Leis, tying the game at 2-2, and that is how regulation ended. Plattsburgh didn’t require much of the sudden death time to end Middlebury’s season. Just 3:19 into the first sudden death period Kyle Taylor fed Jared Docking, who then pushed the game winner past Panther goalie John Yanchek giving the visiting Cardinals the 3-2 win, and a spot in the D-III Frozen Four this weekend. Leis had 21 saves for Plattsburgh who enter this weekends semifinals with a 19-5-4 record. Yanchek made 27 saves for the Panthers, who end their season with the exact same 19-5-4 record.

Cats Are Going to the Big Dance It is an exciting season for residents of the Green Mountain State when either the men’s or women’s basketball team from UVM win the America East Championship, and earn a berth in the Division I NCAA Championship tournament. The 2009 / 2010 basketball season was given extra special status last weejend when both Catamount squads captured the America East Championship, and both are headed for the big dance. Go Cats! Marqus Blakely recorded a double-double of 24 points and 18 rebounds to lead University of Vermont to an 83-70 win over Boston University to claim its fourth America East Men's Basketball Championship last Saturday at Patrick Gym in Burlington, Vermont. Vermont built up an 42-31 lead at the half, and then survived a second half scare provided by the fourth seeded Boston College Eagles in the second half. Trailing 50-38 early in the second half the Eagles put together a 15-4 run, and with 10:20 left in the game Boston College had cut the Cats lead to 54-53, but they would never take the lead. UVM put together a 7-0 run to lead 61-53 lead, with 5:48 left. The Eagles wouldn’t get that close again. Boston College’s Corey Lowe led all scorers with 24 points, while Jake O’Brien contributed another 17 in a losing effort. The fourth seeded Eagles, who finished the year at 19-13, also received 11 points from Carlos Strong. Blakely, Vermont’s leading scorer in the title game, who averaged 16.7 points and 11.7 rebounds for the tournament was named the Reggie Lewis Most Outstanding Player. The Catamounts also got double-digit scoring from Nick Vier and Maurice Joseph who knocked down 15 and 13 points respectively. The Conference Championship was the fourth in the past eight seasons. They enter the NCAA tournament with a club record 25 wins (25-8) and they were given the number 16 seed in their regional. They will face the top seeded Syracuse Orangemen this Friday night at 9:30 in the opening round. The

game will be televised in CBS, Meanwhile also last Saturday the preseason favorite lady Catamounts were busy making those early season predictions a reality by defeating the top seeded Hartford Hawks 55-50 in the Conference Championship. It was UVM’s second consecutive Conference Championship. Hartford, who were ranked 21 in the country, and entered last Sunday’s Conference Championship on a 20 game winning streak, was forced to play without their senior big girl Erica Beverly. Beverly had suffered a season-ending tear to the ACL in her right knee in a semifinal win over Stony Brook. Her absence allowed the Catamounts to control the inside game, and they capitalized on that in the opening half and held a commanding 3517 halftime lead. But the Hawks were far from cooked. Trailing 47-31 late in the second half Hartford put together a 15-4 run to cut Vermint’s lead to 51-46 with 4:40 left in the game. But the Cats wouldn’t allow Hartford to get any closer than four points the rest of the way, hanging on to claim the 55-50 win. Hartford was paced by Diana Delva with 18 points. Delva was the Haws lone representative on the All-Tournament team. Hartford winds up their season with a 27-4 record. UVM was led by Courtnay Pilypaitis with 20 points. The senior center was named to the All-Tournament team, and chosen as the tournaments Most Outstanding Player. Alissa Sheftic, who joined Pilypaitis on the All-Tournament team, added 10 points and eight rebounds to the huge win. UVM will enter the NCAA record with a 26-6 record. As of this printing they had not yet been seeded for the National tournament.

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or 140 years, Vermont has enjoyed a unique and successful history with school choice. Residents of some ninety “tuitioning towns” in Vermont now have the right (to varying degrees) to use state education money to send their children to the public or approved independent school of their choice. The availability of school choice has formed the foundation for some of Vermont’s most celebrated educational institutions, such as St. Johnsbury Academy, Lyndon Institute, and Burr & Burton. It is also a fact that many of Vermont’s independent schools achieve above average results for a fraction of the cost of their public school counterparts, thus benefiting taxpayers as well as the children. Currently, the Vermont legislature is considering several bills and proposals regarding the issue of school district consolidation, which could potentially eliminate, in whole or in part, Vermont’s existing school choice opportunities. Among these is S.252, which specifically proposes to consolidate Vermont's 290 school districts into 16. S.252 does not address what happens to towns that currently enjoy school choice, nor does it address the potential for expanding school choice. This is the problem. In the worst case scenario, the consolidation of districts would create a situation in which no district lacked a public school, and therefore no tuitioning to Independent schools would be necessary or allowed. Another scenario would allow Independent schools to continue to compete for students and public dollars, but only within the confines of new (as of now, undetermined) district lines and rules. What this does to the viability of individual Independent schools will depend upon how the final legislation is written. The best solution is reform that allows for full, statewide school choice in which the money follows the child allows Vermont’s Independent schools to participate (see H.705 and H.643). While this would certainly benefit children, families and Independent schools, it faces stiff opposition from the public education establishment. These interests will no doubt be represented in force at the Feb. 24 hearing. In order to protect and preserve Vermonters’ historic access to school choice opportunities, an active, statewide coalition of citizens is necessary to shape the education reform legislation that is working its way through Montpelier. EdWatch Vermont is helping in this effort by identifying and educating members of this coalition... Together we can save Vermont’s 140-year-old tradition of school choice, and expand it for the benefit of all Vermont students. Rob Roper Grassroots Coordinator EdWatch Vermont

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ST. BERNADETTE/ST. GENEVIEVE - Combined parish, Saturday mass 7:30pm Nov.1-April 30 (See Shoreham) BRISTOL BRISTOL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP - The River, 400 Rocky Dale Rd., Bristol. Sunday Worship 9:00am. 453-2660, 453-4573, 453-2614 BRISTOL FEDERATED CHURCH - Sunday service at 10:15am FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF BRISTOL - Service Sunday, 10am ST. AMBROSE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH - Saturday service 5:15pm, & Sunday 9am BRISTOL SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH - 839 Rockydale Rd. - Saturday Services: Bible Studies for all ages-9:30am to 10:30 am, Song Service, Worship Service at 11am. Prayer Meeting Thursday 6:30pm. 453-4712 THE GATHERING - Non-denominational worship, second & fourth Saturday of the month, 7pm Sip-N-Suds, 3 Main St. • 453-2565, 453-3633 CORNWALL FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF CORNWALL - Sunday worship 9:30am EAST MIDDLEBURY/RIPTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - Sunday worship, 9am VALLEY BIBLE CHURCH, Rev. Ed Wheeler, services on Sundays: Sunday School for all ages at 9:30am, morning worship at 10:45am (nursery provided), and 6:30pm on Wednesdays; Youth Group and AWANA meet on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm

MIDDLEBURY FRIENDS MEETING - (Quakers), Sunday worship & first day school 10am (meets at Havurah House)

SUDBURY SUDBURY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH - Sunday worship service and Sunday school, 10:30am SOVEREIGN REDEEMER ASSEMBLY - Sunday worship 10am VERGENNES/PANTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHRISTIAN CENTER - Sunday school 9:45am, Sunday worship service 8:30am, 10:45am and 6pm CHAMPLAIN VALLEY CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH - Sunday worship svcs. 10am & 7pm

ST. STEPHEN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH - (On the green in Middlebury). Reverend Terence P. Gleeson, Rector. Sunday Eucharist 8 & 10:30am Child care & Sunday school available at 10:30am service. Wednesday at 12:05pm Holy Eucharist in the chapel. or call 388-7200. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - 10am Grades K-5: Activities, Grades. 6-8 & 9-12: Church School Classes, Refreshments & fellowship time: 10:45am-11am. Sunday morning worship service 11am. Nursery provided both at 10am & 11am.

CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF VERGENNES (UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST) - Sunday, 9:30am NEW WINE COVENANT (CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST) Sunday worship 10am PANTON COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH - Sunday school from 9:30am-10:15am Pre-K to adult, Sunday worship service 10:30am ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH - Main and Park Streets, Vergennes. Rector: The Rev. Alan Kittelson. Sunday Services 8am and 10am; childcare provided at 10am. All are welcome. For information call 758-2211.

MONKTON MONKTON FRIENDS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - Sunday service & Sunday school, 8:45am

ST. PETER’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH - Saturday 5pm, Sunday 8:30am, 10:30am

NEW HAVEN ADDISON COUNTY CHURCH OF CHRIST - 145 Campground Rd., 453-5704. Worship: Sunday 9 & 11:20am; Bible classes: Sunday 10:30am, Tuesday 7pm. Watch Bible Forum on MCTV-15 (Middlebury) or NEAT-16 (Bristol)


NEW HAVEN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH - Church services 10am on Sunday. All are welcome. NEW HAVEN UNITED REFORMED CHURCH - Sunday services, 10am & 7pm ORWELL FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH - Sunday worship service, 10:45am SAINT PAUL’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH - Sunday mass 11am, 468-5706 RICHMOND RICHMOND CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST - 20 Church St., Richmond • 434-2053. Rev. Len Rowell. Sunday Worship with Sunday School, 10am; Adult Study Class, Sunday 8:30am

VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH - 862 US Rt. 7, SUNDAY: 9:45am Bible Hour For All Ages Including 5 Adult Classes; 11:00am Worship Including Primary Church Ages 3 to 5 & Junior Church 1st - 4th Graders; 6pm Evening Service Worship For All Ages. WEDNESDAY 6:30pm Adult Prayer & Bible Study; AWANA Children’s Clubs (3yrs to 6th grade); JAM Junior High Group (7th & 8th grade); Youth Group (9th 12 grade). Nursery is provided for children up to 3 years old. Classes are provided for children age 3 and up. 802-877-3393 WEYBRIDGE WEYBRIDGE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH - Worship and Sunday School 10am. Daniel Wright, Pastor. 545-2579. WHITING WHITING COMMUNITY CHURCH - Sunday school 9:45am, Sunday Service 11am & 7pm WILLISTON CHRIST MEMORIAL CHURCH - 1033 Essex Road, Williston. 878-7107. St. Minister Wes Pastor. Services: 8:30am and 10:30am



ESSEX JUNCTION CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH - 61 Main St., Essex Junction 878-8341


CHRIST MEMORIAL CHURCH - 1033 Essex Rd., Williston 878-7107


SHELBURNE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF SHELBURNE - 127 Webster Road, Shelburne • 985-2848

CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE - 30 Morgan Parkway Williston, VT 05495 • 802-878-8591

NORTH FERRISBURGH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 227 Old Hollow Rd., North Ferrisburgh, VT 802-425-2770. Rev. Kim Hornug-Marcy. Sunday worship 10am, Sunday School 10am, Nursery Available. nferrisburgumc/

TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH - 2166 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne. 985-2269 Sunday Services: 8am & 10am. Bible Study 9:00am • Sunday School: 9:50am. The Reverend Craig Smith

CAVALRY CHAPEL - 300 Cornerstone, Williston. 872-5799

ALL SOULS INTERFAITH GATHERING - Rev. Mary Abele, Pastor. Evensong Service and Spiritual Education for Children Sun. at 5pm. 371 Bostwick Farm Rd., Shelburne. 985-3819

IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY - Route 2, Williston 878-4513

CROSSROADS CHAPEL, 41 Middlebrook Rd., Ferrisburgh, VT 05456. (802) 425-3625. Pastor: Rev. Charles Paolantonio. Services: Sunday 10am. FERRISBURGH CENTER COMMUNITY METHODIST CHURCH, Rt 7, Ferrisburgh - next to the Town Offices / Grange Hall. New Pastors Rev. John & Patrice Goodwin. Worship time is now 10:45am.

TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH - 19 Mountain View Rd., Williston. 878-8118

MARANATHA CHRISTIAN CHURCH - 1037 S. Brownell Rd., Williston. 862-2108

SHELBURNE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - 30 Church St., Shelburne • 985-3981 • Rev. Gregory A. Smith, Pastor, 8:00am - Holy Communion Service • 9:30am - Family Worship Service with Sunday School

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PUZZLE PAGE “WHY NOT” By Don Gagliardo ACROSS 1 Heathrow landers until 2003, briefly 5 Cookbook meas. 9 Hunt down 14 “All Day Strong” medication 19 Without __: riskily 20 Discipline 21 Tranquil disciplines 22 Pesto herb 23 Attire at the UN? 25 Loaner policeman? 27 Ontario-born hockey legend 28 Suffix with Capri 29 Film doctor with 7 faces 31 River of Germany 32 Scale sequence 33 Tolkien ringbearer 35 National park near Springdale, Utah 37 Blastoff follower 39 Abode: Abbr. 40 Final step in a marksman’s manual? 43 Liqueur in a godfather cocktail 45 Rope loops 46 Hoot 48 ’60s-’70s hot spot

49 B’way sellout sign 52 Barre move 53 Fairway shot that goes in the hole? 58 Peerage member 60 Rajiv’s mother 62 “Boola Boola” singer 63 Pull up stakes, slangily 64 Dolts 66 Uncertain word 67 __ about: meddles 70 Enero, e.g. 71 Autograph candy for the Halloween visitor? 74 Lawyer’s sure thing? 76 Longtime Tom Petty label 77 Putting to work 78 Sch. that had a Roger Williams Dining Center 79 “Swan Lake” swan 80 Pet food brand 82 401, in old Rome 83 Five-time speed skating gold medalist Eric 86 Neutral hue 87 “Grey’s Anatomy” leading man? 91 Rainbow goddess 93 Sam-I-Am’s meat 94 Digital comm. method 95 FEMA part: Abbr. 96 Quixote’s squire Panza 98 Some cigarette boxes 102 Unexpected piece in a chicken order?

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HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA FROM HOME, 68 Weeks. ACCREDITED. Career Opportunities. FREE Brochure. Toll Free 1800-264-8330,

10” CRAFTSMAN Table saw with cast iron top and router, table with 1.5 hp router $450 518-597-9447


SMALL METAL Lathe turns about 2” diamemter, 12” long piece $275 518-7473558

HEALTH BACK BRACE. Covered by Medicare/Ins. Substantial relief, comfortable wear. 1-800815-1577, Ext 402. IF YOU USED TYPE 2 DIABETES DRUG AVANDIA AND SUFFERED A STROKE OR HEART ATTACK. You may be entitled to compensation. Attorney Charles Johnson 1800-535-5727

THE CHESTER FARMERS MARKET is seeking farmers and growers, maple producers and food and craft vendors for it’s 2010 season. Late May through mid-October. For more information email or call 802-875-2703.

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ALL CASH VENDING! Do you earn $800 in a day? Your own Local Vending Route. 25 Machines and Candy for $9,995. 1-800-9208301 (Not valid- CT).

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FOR SALE: Small family diner with 3 bedroom house on 2 acre lot. Operating business, turn-key operation. Information call Shirley 493-7035 or leave message at 4932041. GET YOUR DEGREE ONLINE *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available.Financial Aid if qualified. Call 800-510-0784

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GOVERNMENT JOBS - $12-$48/hr Paid Training, full benefits. Call for information on current hiring positions in Homeland Security, Wildlife, Clerical and professional. 1-800320-9353 x 2100


**AWESOME CAREER** Government Postal Jobs! $17.80 to $59.00 hour Entry Level. No Experience Required / NOW HIRING! Green Card O.K. Call 1-800-983-4384 ext. 54

TRAVEL, TRAVEL, Travel! $500 sign-on bonus. Seeking 5 sharp guys and gals. Rockn-Roll Atmosphere, Blue Jean Environment! Call Diane 877-724-3386 today!

DRIVERS: HOME Daily! CDL A drivers needed for Earl T. Wadhams Inc. in Cambridge NY. 1-800-334-1314 x1178


LOOKING FOR experienced drummer, Variety Band seeking reliable drummer, Immediately. Go to, click on “The Main St Band” for more information. 518597-4240

AGENCY NEEDS SURROGATE MOTHERS the Rewards are more than Financial. Seeking women 21-43 w/ healthy pregnancy history. Call 1-888-363-9457, or visit us at ASSEMBLE MAGNETS & CRAFTS at home! Year-round work! Great pay! Call toll free 1-866-844-5091

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APARTMENT FOR RENT BELLOWS FALLS, VT. Newly remodeled apartments located in the heart of town. 1bdrm ($550/mo.) apartments now available. Includes heat, hot water, rubbish and snow removal. Off-street parking available. Contact 802-885-7885 for an application. Income limits do apply

SPRINGFIELD, VT. 1 bdrm apt. Appliances, all utilities included. No pets. Minimum security. 802-886-2703. SPRINGFIELD, VT. 3-bdrm apartments available. $705. Includes HT/HW, trash and snow removal, washer/dryer hook-ups. Stewart Property Management. Equal Housing Opportunity. 802-885-7885. Income limits do apply. For a limited time only we will pay your security deposit for you.

BELLOWS FALLS, VT. Spacious 2nd-floor, 2-bdrm, front/back porch. No smoking/pets. 1st, security/references required. $725/mo. Call 802-226-7357.

SPRINGFIELD, VT. 3-bdrm, 1,100 sq. ft. apt. Large LR/DR, eat-in kitchen w/pantry. New carpets & shiney wood floors. HT/HW/trash removal included. $950/mo. Call Neil 802885-6292

CHESTER, VT. Exquisite 1-bdrm, large LR, DR & plenty of closet space. HT/HW/trash removal included. $785/mo. Call Neil 802885-6292.

SPRINGFIELD, VT. South Street. Large 2bdrm. $675/mo. Call Jake or Gary 802-8855488.

CHESTER, VT. Totally remodeled, 1-bdrm, large LR, bedroom and closet space. HT/HW/trash removal included. $765/mo. Call Neil 802-885-6292.

SPRINGFIELD, VT. Totally remodeled, 750 sq. ft. 1-bdrm. Large LR, DR, eat-in kitchen w/DW. Beautiful hardwood floors & carpet. HT/HW/trash removal included. $795/mo. Call Neil 802-885-6292

CONSTRUCTION HAS YOUR BUILDING SHIFTED? Contact Woodford Bros., Inc. for straightening, leveling, foundation and wood frame repairs at 1800-OLD-BARN,, MAHIC#155877; CTHIC#571557; RICRB#22078

HOME FOR RENT 4 BEDROOM 3 bath restored VT farmhouse, 3 mi. to NY ferry, 15 mins. to Middlebury/Vergennes, Deposit/References, furnishings avail./extra $1200/month 802758-3276

2 & 3 BEDROOM apts. & houses avail. in Bellows Falls, Saxtons River & Westminster. Call 802-869-2400. http: .

MOBILE HOME FOR SALE MUST SEE.1986 Single wide mobile home in quiet Charlestown park. 3 bay windows, 2 end bedrooms, extra large master w/bath dining w/built-in hutch. Screened porch/carport. Priced to sell at $24,000. Call L. Rounds Century 21 Highview Charlestown, NH 603762-4258


SOUTH LONDONDERRY, VT. Sunny, 3bedroom house, large LR, 3 BA, oil heat, private acre, garage bay, storage, views. 603381-9695.

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REAL PROPERTY FOR SALE BIG BEAUTIFUL AZ LOTS! Golf Course, Nat’l Parks.1 hour from Tucson. Guaranteed Financing. $0 Down, $0 Interest. Starting $129/mo. Foreclosures online @ Pre-Recorded Message(800) 631-8164 mention code 5063

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CARS $7,000-$8,999



2004 4WD Jeep Grand Cherokee. 6-cyl. Very good condition. Snow tires available. Reg. serviced. Silver. $6,500. 802-869-1090.

2005 360 Kawasaki,4-wheeler,4wd,Red, $2500. 518-962-2376

2002 YAMAHA SX Viper 700 triple. Low miles. Adult owned & maintained. Has extras. $2500. 518-566-6940.

AUTO ACCESSORIES CAR STEREO Equipment. To much to list $499 O.B.O. Call for information 518-5329278 EXIDE PREMIUM ‘’60’’ BATTERY STILL NEW. 26R CCA 0-DegreesF 525 CA 32degreesF. Used once. $35. 802-773-8782.

CARS FOR SALE 1995 FORD F150, 5 speed, 2 wheel drive, needs some work, $499 518-251-0178

AUTO WANTED AAAA DONATION Donate your Car, Boat or Real Estate, IRS Tax Deductible. Free Pickup/ Tow Any Model/ Condition. Help Under Privileged Children Outreach Center. 1-800883-6399. DONATE YOUR CAR. FREE TOWING. “Cars for Kids”. Any condition. Tax deductible Outreach Center. 1-800-597-9411

HARLEY SPORTSTER, 2 seater $75 518623-3763 WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLES KAWASAKI,1970-1980, Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000, H2-750, H1-500, S1-250, S2-250, S2-350, S3-400. CASH PAID. 1-800-7721142. 1-310-721-0726.

LIKE NEW, 2008 Dutchmen 28 ft, Model #28HSSL Lite, Used 5 times, $11,900 O.B.O. Has Pac-n-play, L.R. Slide-out, DVD, AC, Plenty of Storage. Can be seen at 280 Pellerin Rd Plattsburgh, or call 569-0634

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REC VEHICLES SALES/RENTALS 2000 SHASTA 31ft. 5th wheel. Fiberglass siding. New tires, front LR, many extras. $7,200. Call 802-773-7068.



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SPRING CHECKUP $19.95 or FREE with Oil Change Service with this ad 62 Meigs Rd., Vergennes • 802-877-9222

DONATE A Car Today To Help Children And Their Families Suffering From Cancer. Free Towing. Tax Deductible. Children’s Cancer Fund of America, Inc. 1-800469-8593


TRUCK BODIES & TRUCK EQUIPMENT Dump Bodies & Hoists Service Bodies Flatbeds Platforms Tool Boxes Lifts & Gates Cab Guards & Accessories Plows & Spreaders Cranes



Main Street, Hinesburg, VT 482-2030

60 ETHAN ALLEN DRIVE New on Locati

28 Jasper Mine Rd., Colchester, VT Exit 17, off I-89 877-201-9993 • 802-893-6565


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Open 8-5 Monday - Saturday



Hometown Chevrolet Oldsmobile 152 Broadway Whitehall, NY • (518) 499-2886 • Ask for Joe






2010 RAM 1500 ST Quad Cab 4x4 • V-8 ly n • Automatic O r o f • Sirius Stereo Lease • Chrome Package * **

$ $


4 3 3 nth Per Mo

Rebates: $4,000 Goss Discount: $2,532




Was: $31,329

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2010 RAM 1500 SLT Quad Cab 4x4

• Power Windows & Locks • Cruise Control & More


SATURDAY March 20, 2010

• V-8 • Automatic • Sirius Stereo • Chrome Package • Power Windows & Locks • Cruise Control & More





Was: $33,819 Rebates: $3,0000 Goss Discount: $2,764



NO-CHARGE HEMI® UPGRADE. Ends March 31 All 2010 RAM 1500 Models

2010 GRAND CARAVAN SE o r O n ly Lease f **** $ $

9 9 2 nth Per Mo

2010 DODGE CALIBER SXT o r O n ly Lease f ** $ $

6on9 2 th Per M


Was: $24,245 Rebates: $3,250 Goss Discount: $1,152




2010 DODGE JOURNEY SXT o r O n ly Lease f **** $ $

3 4on4 th Per M o

Was: $20,370

YOUR Rebates: $3,000 BUY Goss Discount: $720 PRICE:






Worth of FREE Mopar Performance Accessories with the purchase of R/T or SRT8 Models


YOUR $ Rebates: $3,250 LEASE Goss Discount: $1,076 PRICE: Was: $24,465


Pictures are for illustration purposes only. *Buy patments are quoted with $500 cash or trade equity plus tax, title and registration. 72 months at 5.99% for well qualified buyers. **Lease payments are quoted with $500 cash or trade equity, plus tax, title and registration. First payment and security deposit are due at signing. 36 months/12,000 miles per year. Sale ends 3/31/10.

1485 Shelburne Road • South Burlington, VT 05403 • 866-531-5970

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