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Castleton prof to be honored By Lou Varricchio newmarketpress @denpubs.com CASTLETON „ You donÍ t hear much about the lives of Vermont college professors after hours, but if Castleton College Professor Lillian Jackson is any indication, faculty members are working their magic on the lives of young people behind the scenes, too. Jackson, who teaches social work at Castleton, has quietly worked to help Rutland Dismas House which offers transitional housing to men and women coming out of prison. As Jackson describes it, Dismas HouseÍ s mission is to ñ reconcile prisoners with society and society with prisoners.î To honor Jackson for her efforts in realizing Dismas House’s difficult mission, she will receive the Rutland Dismas HouseÍ s Mary OÍ Award next month. Dismas House is located 103 Park Ave., in Rutland. The award will be presented to Jackson at the 23rd Annual Rutland Dismas House Benefit Dinner and Auction Sunday, June 9, at the Holiday Inn in Rutland. Jackson has been involved with Dismas House from the start. ñ Lillian has supervised many of the student interns who have come to Dismas over the years,î said Valerie Page, who is co-director of Dismas House along with Terese Black. CONTINUED ON PAGE 8
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Work continues on Charlotte bridge By Lou Varricchio
email@example.com CHARLOTTE „ The historic circa-1849 QuinlanÍ s Covered Bridge is getting a much needed facelift this spring and summer. The $872,000 renovation project began during the first week off March. The heavily traveled bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The bridge, also known as either the Lower Lewis Creek Covered Bridge or Sherman Covered Bridge, is located in rural Charlotte. It spans Lewis Creek just off Spear Street Extension on Monkton Road in southern Chittenden County. The multiple names of the bridge have a curious history: Quinlan, according to state historical records, is linked to John Quinlan who lived nearby; the Sherman family also lived in the neighborhood and owned and operated a large sawmill. The Sherman mill stood along the creek near the bridge during the 1800s. Motorists are being detoured a long distance, via North Ferrisburgh, in order to cross Lewis Creek during the construction project. While an inconvenience to residents and tourists for the time bring, the bridge is expected to reopen to traffic in August. Wright Construction of Mt. Holly, Vt., a firm which specializes in covered-bridge CONTINUED ON PAGE 8
Historic circa-1849 Quinlan’s Covered Bridge is getting a much needed facelift this spring and summer. The heavily traveled bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Photo by Lou Varricchio
Smith turns a coﬀee hobby into a business By Lou Varricchio firstname.lastname@example.org
Bud Smith, owner of Bud’s Beans Cock-a-doodle Brew, prepares a batch of organic Guatemalan coﬀee beans for roasting in Middlebury. Photo by Lou Varricchio
MIDDLEBURY „ Bud Smith has always had a taste for coffee. His long-percolating passion for all things relating to the evergreen coffea bush took off with the dawning of the new millenium. Around the Middlebury area, SmithÍ s cottage coffee roasting business, called BudÍ s BeansÍ Cocka-doodle Brew, is getting “high fives” from fussy java drinkers. SmithÍ s in-home business, located in a 19th-century carriage behind a former estate home on Main Street in downtown Middlebury, is where ñ Mr. Coffeeî roasts, packages and distributes heavenly artisan coffees. SmithÍ s delicious offerings come from exotic, far-away places such as Guatemala, Brazil, Indonesia, and elsewhere. Smith selects and buys his special coffee beans, in bulk, via coffee brokers. But heÍ s also a little bit like El Exigente, ñ the demanding oneî , a choosy, fictional Columbian coffee buyer who appeared in T.V. commercials for Savarin Coffee 50 years ago. See BUD’S BEANS, page 8
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BRIDPORT „ On April, 28, at approximately 10 a.m., Vermont State Police responded to a report of fraud by Jennifer OÍ Leary of Bridport. OÍ Leary advised police that she had been contacted by Visa advising her that they had noted suspicious activity on her account. The investigation is ongoing at this time, but activity suggests that the credit card was compromised and used for online purchases by someone other than OÍ Leary.
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Middlebury board lists project bidders MIDDLEBURY „ Dan Werner, the Town of MiddleburyÍ s director of operations, presented bid results and his recommendations regarding contract awards for public works projects at a Middlebury Select Board meeting May 14. Recycling & Paving Projects: The Select Board awarded the contract for road recycling and paving projects to Pike Industries based on a price for recycling of $2.75/sq. yd., paving of $64.92/ ton and cold planning of $20/sq. yd. Concrete Sidewalks and Curbs: The Select Board awarded the contract for installation of concrete sidewalks and curbs at 21 sites to Case Street Redi-Mix, the low bidder. Supply of Crushed Gravel and Washed Stone: The Select Board voted to accept product pricing from Pike and Carrara for µ FUXVKHG J UDYHODQG LQFK FUXVKHG Z DVKHG VW RQH Water Street Construction: Based on Otter Creek EngineeringÍ s review, the Select Board voted to accept Otter CreekÍ s recommendation that the Town award the Charles Avenue and Water Street Roadway Improvements Project to the low bidder, Champlain Construction Corporation, with a bid of $526,879.72. The award of the bid is pending the receipt of rights-of-way necessary for construction of the project. Highway Dept Utility truck bids: At Town Meeting 2013, town voters approved the purchase of two utility trucks for the Highway Department. The town received bids from Foster Motors and G. Stone Motors: Truck 1, a Class 3500/350 truck chassis, gas-powered, 4X4 with plow package. The Board awarded Truck #1 to G. Stone, the low bidder at $34,879.40; Truck 2, a Class 3500/350 truck chassis,
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Letter to the Editor Rotary Club flag project
To the editor: The Middlebury Rotary Club is launching its Flag Raising Project to promote patriotism and raise funds for charitable use in our community. We invite you to join your neighbors in displaying the American flag in front of your residence or business on Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Veterans Day.
In exchange for an annual $50 subscription fee, our club will place one of its 3’ x 5’ flags on a 10Í pole and insert it into a short section of pipe which is driven into the ground so that it will not interfere with regular lawn maintenance. The flags will be placed at sunrise and removed at sunset for storage until the next holiday. Seeing these flags on both sides of your street will truly be an impressive sight and local charities will be selected
annually to benefit from your generosity and patriotism. This year the project will support the Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association and Homeward Bound (the Addison County Humane Society). For more information, please contact us at email@example.com. Cathy F. Trudel Middlebury Rotary Club Middlebury
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SHOREHAM „ On May 12, the Vermont State Police received a theft complaint about an incident that occurred on May 10 at the Larabee Point State Fishing Access on Hanson Road in Shoreham. The complainant, John Lord, 65, of Castleton advised that while away from his vehicle someone stole the vehicleÍ s catalytic converter. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Vermont State Police at 802- 3884919. Information can also be submitted anonymously online at www.vtips.info or text ñ CRIMESî (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS.
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PITTSFORD „ Losing a pet is a very emotional thing. ItÍ s really important that all animals have identification so they can be returned to their owners. An I.D. tag on your petÍ s collar is the easiest method. The tag should include your name, address, telephone number and the petÍ s name. If thereÍ s extra space, the phone number of the veterinarian is also a good idea. If you move, make sure you get a new tag for your animal with your new contact information. Pets can also be microchipped. Many humane societies and veterinarians have a scanner which identifies if an animal has a microchip. If thereÍ s a microchip, a phone call is made to identify the owner. Either way, please take a moment and check that your favorite pet has
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JOSCELYN Seven year old. Spayed Female. Domestic Short Hair Black & Brown Tiger. Get your motor running. I have a motor you wouldnÍ t believe. As soon as you meet me my motor starts running. I am also the first to greet you at the door with my purr in full force. I arrived at the shelter on April 24 after my previous owner developed some health issues and thought it would be better for me to be in a new home where I could get the best care. I have lived with children of all ages as well as cats and dogs. With this said, I am set and ready to move in whenever you are ready.
SMOOKIE Three year old. Neutered Male. Domestic Short Hair Black & White. Boy, oh, boy, do I have a story. I arrived at the shelter with my best friend Goldie on April 29 from a shelter in New Jersey. You see, there were so many cats there we were lucky to punch a ticket to come to beautiful Vermont. WeÍ re excited to be here and to start our new life in the green mountains. If you are looking for two beautiful boys we would love to go home together. If you have room for two sweet boys we could be the ones for you. Beth Saradarian Director of Community Outreach Rutland County Humane Society 802-483-9171 ext. 217 www.rchsvt.org
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ZENA Ten year old. Spayed Female. Beagle. IÍ m a sweet, friendly older lady who is looking forward to spending my golden years with my new family. I enjoy being with people and happily wag my tail when IÍ m around them. When I came to RCHS I had a lot of fleas and had a reaction to them but IÍ ve been treated for them and am feeling much better. I donÍ t play with my toys very much but I do walk nicely on a leash and would enjoy walks, especially in this nice weather. IÍ m hoping my new family will be home a lot so I can enjoy their company and be part of their lives.
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Jim Cleaveland and his merry men Second terms and three strikes
ouÍ re never too old to adopt a superhero as your very own. My guy has always been Zorro, the fictional character of books, movies, and television, created by Johnston McCulley back in 1919. Zorro„ the Fox„ was the alter ego of foppish Don Diego de la Vega, a Spanish nobleman of Alta California in the 1800s. In his masked Zorro disguise, de la Vega fought the tyrannical, greedy Mexican government in the waning days of the old Californios. There are many superheroes of fiction and legend. Robin Hood was the original„ a superhero outlaw dating back to 14th century England folklore. Robin Hood, and his band of merry thieves, are best known for robbing from the rich and giving back to the poor. But today, superheroes donÍ t have to be masked; in fact, any man or woman„ you, me„ can become a superhero via simple, yet defiant acts of kindnesses, or righting of injustices. Modern superheroes donÍ t have to wear masks, shoot arrows, or inscribe ñ ZÍ sî on adobe walls with swords. While I will always love Zorro, I have a new, 21st century superhero. HeÍ s a New England working stiff„ a 26-year-old New Hampshire guy named Jim Cleaveland. On New YearÍ s Eve last, Cleaveland„ just like a modern day Robin Hood„ made up his mind to nonviolently right some municipal injustices in the City of Keene. Cleaveland, a political libertarian (he believes government was created to serve the people, not the other way around), resolved, as a Keene Sentinel news report described it, ñ to do all he could to keep police in the City of Keene from issuing parking tickets.î Cleaveland gathered a band of merry friends to canvass downtown streets of Keene with lots of pocket change. He and his men decided to keep feeding downtown parking meters in order to prevent parking tickets from being issued. Deciding that five bucks a pop for an overtime parking-meter ticket was nothing more than a big municipal government racket, Jim “Robin Hood” Cleaveland decided to fight City Hall. The parking meter thing, Cleaveland decided, and I believe rightfully, is a crooked, little, legalized police-state scam. Parked cars downtown are ticketed just as the meterÍ s red tag pops up or even before, some claim. From the outside looking in, CleavelandÍ s gesture of kind heartedness looks extremely innocent„ ah, but not so for the Sheriff of Nottingham and his three meter maids, er, parking enforcement officers. Keene Police Department officials are not the least bit happy with Cleaveland’s “Robin Hoodingî . They are going after New HampshireÍ s Robin Hood in court. Typical, isnÍ t it? The Keene Sentinel reported last week that “(the city) filed suit in state court against him and five others seeking a restraining order to keep them at least 50 feet from parking enforcement officers.” Hell hath no fury like a government scorned, especially when its stream of revenue dries up. According to the city lawsuit, CleavelandÍ s band of monkeywrenchers prevented the issuance of over 2,000 parking tickets. Police claim intimidation, etc., from the gang of Keene merry men. One of CleavelandÍ s merry men is Garrett Ean, 24. Ean told a Keene Sentinel reporter that he has been pumping $15 a day into downtown parking meters in order to save motorists from getting tickets. If you are one of the lucky ones to have been saved by the efforts of Cleaveland and his merry men, you will find a simple calling card left under the arm of the driver side windshield wiper— î Your Meter Expired! However, we saved you from the kingÍ s tariff! „ Signed, Robin Hood & The Merry Men.î Very cool. CleavelandÍ s tiny act of civil disobedience has a mean-spirited city government in an uproar. Who knew a gnat could irritate a well-armored rhino? Cleaveland is but one everyman flipping the fickle finger of fate in the face of bully government. ñ Such outlaws as he and his men Will New England never see again.î Lou Varricchio
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s it just that the lure of believe that Congress is overa second presidential reacting to the IRS scrutiny of term is so unlike anyconservative groups. By an thing else that administrations even larger margin, 59 percent will do anything to secure it? said Congress is making the The Nixon Administration in right moves on the adminis1972, had the election all but trationÍ s actions regarding the sewn up. Breaking into the Benghazi terror attack. ThatÍ s Democratic National Commitall the motivation both sides tee office was more than dumb need to get the press corps and the coverup that followed re-energized to begin actively Dan Alexander was far worse than the bunpursuing conspiracy theories Thoughts from gled break-in. and cover ups. There is no evidence, as of The poll became public, Behind the Pressline yet, that any of these scandals and the battle lines continue will lead completely back to to be drawn as White House the Oval Office but the comparisons to Nixon Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer made the rounds are inevitable. The president has suddenly of last SundayÍ s talk shows, defending Presifound himself dealing with several scandals dent Obama. all at once, including the fallout from the ñ HereÍ s the cardinal rule ƒ for all White Benghazi terror attack, the Justice DepartHouses,î Pfeiffer said, ñ you do not interfere mentÍ s seizing of phone records from the in an independent investigation, and you do Associated Press and the Internal Revenue not do anything to give off the appearance ServiceÍ s policy of singling out Tea Party and of interference in an independent investigaother groups for scrutiny. tion.î Many have drawn comparisons to the Conversely, Senate Minority Leader Mitch Nixon White House when looking at the McConnell said the White House might not blossoming scandals arising currently. While have commanded Internal Revenue agents President Nixon did, indeed, use the IRS to to target conservative groups, but a ñ culture target political enemies, his motives remain of intimidation throughout the administraunclear. It has been assumed it was to avenge tionî made them think it was acceptable. friends and supporters who had been targetThe president of The Associated Press says ed by the IRS under prior administrations. the governmentÍ s seizure of AP journalistsÍ While President Obama has called the IRS phone records was ñ unconstitutionalî and targeting of conservative organizations ñ outalready has had a chilling effect on news rageous,î and late Wednesday announced gathering. Gary Pruitt, speaking on CBSÍ the resignation of acting IRS Commissioner ñ Face the Nation,î said the Justice DepartSteven Miller, who was previously required mentÍ s secret subpoena of reportersÍ phone to leave the office in a few weeks regardless records has made sources less willing to talk of the presidentÍ s actions, investigations are to AP journalists. just now getting under way. The sad reality is LetÍ s have a president serve one, six-year like Eisenhower, Nixon, Reagan, Clinton and term, be totally focused on the job at hand, Bush, it seems second terms somehow get and remove the time lost traveling around bogged down with defending missteps and the nation for 18 months campaigning for the allegations of wrongdoings. right to validate the first term with a second Defending the actions of an over confiterm. dent White House has consumed previous Simply put, the power of the presidency, administrations and now the Obama White the desire to retain that power and the legacy House will need to defend its actions. If of not being reelected creates far too great an weÍ ve learned anything from the past, we opportunity to see overzealous subordinates can be assured these investigations wonÍ t go cross the line and create scandals that disaway anytime soon as they become political tract the nation. footballs that will likely be discussed for the Dan Alexander is associate publisher of New balance of ObamaÍ s term. A CNN/ORC poll Market Press. He may be reached at dan@newfound that 54 percent of Americans donÍ t marketpressvt.com.
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Museum opens season with 5K Fun Walk LUDLOW „ The Black River Academy Museum will open its summer season on Saturday, June 1st, with a 5K Fun Walk. Event organizer Sharon Combes-Farr said that the walk will start and finish at the museum, 14 High St., and will go down Dug Road, turn south on 103, go back through town via a stroll down Pleasant Street and then back up Main Street, returning to the museum. The route will be marked. #Registration is at 10 a.m. at the museum and the walk begins at 10:30. Fee is $20 for an adult and $10 for students and seniors (65 plus) and includes a BRAM t-shirt, while they last. This year the walk is extra special as BRAM will share the revenues from the walk with seven student winners from the History Day Competition. The students are now eligible to attend the National History Day Competition at the University of Maryland, June 9-14. The winning students are Jakob DeArruda and Morgan Brown from Black River Middle School; Sullivan Miele, Earle Brown and Mark Turco from Black River High School and BRAMÍ s history interns, Aiyana Fortin and Bailey Matteson. They are looking for donations to cover their expenses to the competition. Museum Director Georgia Brehm, added that the third installment of the museumÍ s Civil War series by John Stewart will be unveiled on opening day. She also noted that later in the season the museum will have an exhibit of recent acquisitions to the collection.
Vermont bill to strengthen employee, women’s rights MONTPELIER „ Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) signed into law a bill May 14 strengthening protections for Vermont workers around a number of issues, most notably equal pay. The bill, introduced in the House as H.99 and Senate as S.57, includes provisions for equal pay. The bill also includes protections for employees who ask coworkers what they are paid, certification of compliance of government contractors with VermontÍ s equal pay laws, have protections for new mothers who must express breast milk for their babies at work, and request flexible working arrangements. The Vermont Commission on Women said the bill will also establish a study committee looking at the mechanics of the paid family leave law in Vermont.
Police find marijuana plants
Waltham „ Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Maple Street in Waltham with driver Nicholas Cormier, 23, of Vergennes for defective equipment. During the stop, Cormier was found to be in possession of seven marijuana plants. Cormier was charged with cultivation of marijuana and subsequently released.
Town OKs Cabot wastewater discharge
MIDDLEBURY „ Agri-Mark-CabotÍ s request for increased wastewater discharge to MiddleburyÍ s Wastewater Treatment Facility was approved by the Middlebury Select Board. In order to permit improvements to AgriMarkÍ s wastewater treatment process to be constructed this summer (pending receipt of permits) and plan for possible future growth at their facility, Agri-Mark/Cabot requested and the Selectboard approved increased flows to the Town’s wastewater treatment facility, from 350,000 gallons per day to 450,000 gallons per day.
Last week, the Eagle incorrectly printed the hours of operation of WhirlieÍ s World family entertainment center. Here are the correct business hours of the center located at 1232 Exchange St. in Middlebury: Thursday and Friday 3-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday noon-6 p.m.
Garden Time employees Don Probst (brother of greenhouse manager Andy Probst) and Angelica “Daisy” Daley welcome Bigfoot, a lifelike polyresin outdoor statue, to the greenhouse along U.S. Route 7 in Rutland Town. The retailer is asking customers to suggest a name for the legendary apelike beast. Photo by Lou Varricchio
Bigfoot makes a giant impression in Rutland By Lou Varricchio
email@example.com RUTLAND TOWN „ A six-foot-tall, Bigfoot statue is making a special appearance at Garden Time in Rutland Town this month. And customers are loving it. The richly detailed, 147-pound life-like outdoor sculpture is composed of a poly-resin material which resembles bronze. This work-of-art is hand made and hand painted; it sports a personality along with enormous feet and hands, and eerily lifelike eyes. Commissioned by Design Toscano, an upscale U.S. designer home and garden decor company, this garden yeti is a real collectible with a limited production run. You can get up close and personal with the legendary beast in the Garden Time greenhouse which is located along U.S. Route 7, just north of the Rutland City line. ñ WeÍ re asking folks to visit us and help us name Bigfoot,î said Andy Probst, the retailerÍ s manager. ñ We ordered the big statue at the 2012 Chicago Industrial Garden Show last August. It was delivered to us in December, but we didnÍ t get around to uncrating it until last week.î Probst said Bigfoot is bolted temporarily to the greenhouse floor where it has quickly become the commanding figure among the retailerÍ s human shoppers. Probst admits that the gender of the gentle giant„ known in the Northwest as Sasquatch and in the North Country by its Abenaki name, Wejua (wee-jew-ah)„ is unknown at this time, but thatÍ s where customers will play a part. ñ We have blank paper forms which customers are welcome
to fill out and suggest their name for Bigfoot. We’ve had some pretty good ones,î Probst noted. ñ But we wonÍ t reveal them until next month.î Probst said the official name of Bigfoot will be announced June 1. The ñ uncontestî winner wonÍ t receive a single thing for the name, just the satisfaction of having had some fun and getting in the garden spotlight. Of course, the legendary Bigfoot creature is no stranger to the Rutland region. ThatÍ s why Probst said he wanted to add the beast to the shopÍ s garden accessory selection. The apelike beast, often linked to the extinct giant ape known as Gigantopithecus, has been spotted by in Rutland County since before Samuel de Champlain became the first European to visit the region. Locally, believers claim Bigfoot„ Wejua„ lives in tangled wood and marsh lands along the Poultney River. Also, nearby Whitehall, N.Y., is the locale for the most famous sighting of the beast in the North Country. The 1976 Whitehall sighting was dramatized recently on an episode of the T.V. show ñ Animal Planetî . To have some fun for a good cause, Bigfoot will be the star of Garden Time’s Ladies Night, a wine-tasting event to benefit Hope Lodge of Vermont, Friday, May 17, 4-8 p.m. The event includes a raffle and customers wearing something pink will receive a 10 percent discount on all garden items. In case you really want this Bigfoot statue all for yourself, Probst said heÍ s„ or sheÍ s?„ for sale. For just $2,499.99, Garden Time will wrap up Bigfoot and help you get it out to the car„ somehow.
4-Hers attend Hinesburg sheep clinic By Wendy Sorrell HINESBURG „ On May 11, 4-H members traveled to Hinesburg for a sheep fitting clinic, sponsored by University of Vermont Extension and hosted by the Henson family. The clinic taught members to learn how to fit meat breed sheep for exhibiting at sheep shows. Among the 4-Hers participating were Colleen Bernier, Orwell; Caroline Hobbs, Hinesburg; Claire Rocheleau, Williston; Siri Swanson, Orwell; Lilly Greenwood, Hinesburg; Raymond Bushey, Addison; Cyrus Tyler, Richmond; Jarod Bushey, Addison; Adrienne Carr, Orwell and Willa Shakeshaft, Putnam Station, N.Y. The clinic instructors were Allison Henson, a Hinesburg 4Her, and Pam Smith, UVM Extension.
Among the 4-Hers at a recent Hinesburg sheep clinic were Colleen Bernier, Orwell; Caroline Hobbs, Hinesburg; Claire Rocheleau, Williston; Siri Swanson, Orwell; Lilly Greenwood, Hinesburg; Raymond Bushey, Addison; Cyrus Tyler, Richmond; Jarod Bushey, Addison; Adrienne Carr, Orwell and Willa Shakeshaft, Putnam Station, N.Y. Instructors were Allison Henson, a Hinesburg 4-Her, and Pam Smith, UVM Extension. Photo by Wendy Sorrell
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A coffee broker will roam the docks of tropical ports in search of the best products produced by local coffee plantations; it takes a trained eye and sophisticated palette to choose from a wide variety of beans that will produce a beverage SmithÍ s local customers canÍ t live without. Smith, a friendly entrepreneur and businessman, is well known around Addison County. He owned and operated BudÍ s Cash Market on MiddleburyÍ s Court Street during the 1960s and later Otter Creek Grocery„ now Small City Market„ in Vergennes during the 1990s. After a full life working as a grocer, landlord, car wash owner (Laser Wash on Creek Road in Middlebury), and realtor, Smith wanted to finally indulge his passion for the planet earth’s favorite berry„ the coffee bean. The love affair began in earnest 15 years ago during a family visit to Mexico. ñ My daughter, Rebecca Hall, was living in Texas and we took a bus trip together to Mexico, down into the State of Coahuila,î he said. ñ In those days, you didnÍ t have to worry as much about your safety. Anyhow, I was interested in starting an import business, so I kept my eyes open and ear tuned for new ideas.î As Smith describes it, the idea of becoming a coffee roaster occurred to him while visiting the city of Saltillo in the Chihuahuan Desert. ñ Visiting some shops there, we came upon a small coffeeroasting operation,î he said. ñ It looked very fun. Later, I bought
a small, home coffee roaster that was made in the USA. It was really like a popcorn popper. YouÍ d lift up the lid and to stir the green coffee beans.î Smith explained that the familiar dark, roasted coffee beans we see in stores look nothing like fresh picked beans„ correctly, berries„ which are tiny and pale green in color. ñ During the roasting process, the beans swell up and take on the roasted nut color,î he noted. Smith learned coffee roasting the hard way„ by trial and error and reading lots of books on the topic. ñ There was more error than trial,î he joked. By 1999, Smith acquired a coffee roaster built by Tony Desitel of Salisbury. ñ I puttered around wit this roaster for a few years,î he said. ñ I roasted about 1.5 pounds at a time and then would sell the product to friends and neighbors only.î Eventually, Smith purchased his current roasting machine, a professional device built by the Diedrich Coffee Roaster Co. of Idaho. ñ Americans make an excellent coffee roaster,î he noted. ñ This is small by the standards of big coffee roasters, but itÍ s perfect for artisan coffee roasters such as myself.î Now semi retired, the 70-year-old Smith likes his cottage business because it doesnÍ t consume his entire life and keeps him out of the rat race. BudÍ s Beans is also good for his marriage„ his wife Debbie is his expert taster and together the couple like to figure out what the local customers will enjoy. Smith has found success by keep-
restoration, used a large crane to raise the roof this week. According to Joe Poston, senior project manager at Wright Construction, the roof was lifted two feet in order for construction workers to replace the spanÍ s top chord. ñ WeÍ re replacing the bridgeÍ s top and bottom chords as well as the wooden truss,î Poston said. ñ In addition were replacing the bottom steel beams„ which were installed during the 1970s„ with heavy duty galvanized steel beams. With these new beams, the bridge will be able to safely support school buses and town trucks.î Rebuilding venerable New England covered bridges is old hat for Wright Construction. In 2011, the skilled Rutland County firm restored the Gifford Covered Bridge in Randolph, Vt. At the same itÍ s working on the Charlotte bridge, a company team is renovating what is known as the Mother of New England Covered Bridges, the nearly 400-foot-long, historic Bath Village Bridge in New Hampshire.
ñ She has volunteered as our public relations and media chair during our annual dinner auction event. She has been a great supporter of the Rutland Dismas House from the beginning days.î In addition to honoring Jackson at the annual dinner and auction, Dismas House will present its 2013 Jack Hickey OP Award to Dr. Maria J. Stephan, a North Clarendon. Stephan, who attended Boston College and Mill River Union High School, has distinguished herself in the filed of U.S. diplomacy. No stranger to the worldÍ s hot spots, Stephan is the lead foreign affairs officer for the U.S. State DepartmentÍ s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations in Syria. prior to assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Kabul Afghanistan. She is the co-au-
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May 25, 2013 ing it all in the family„ even his nephew Beecher Smith Stackhouse was put to work creating the colorful, distinctive BudÍ s Beans rooster label ñ My work week starts on Monday with roasting and paperwork,î Smith said. ñ Then, on Tuesday morning I deliver ultrafresh Bud’s Beans to local stores; I am finished by noon. On Wednesday I take the day off. On Thursday I take orders. On Friday I do a few more deliveries. I donÍ t work Saturday and Sunday, then repeat the cycle again come Monday.î Smith finds coffee roasting to be a delicate blend of both art and science. Like a lab scientist, he keeps a written log of the many weekly roasts so that tastes can be repeated again and again; he will also try new ones. The art is in being creative with the type of beans purchased and marketing the business, even though Smith has no intention to expand beyond Middlebury. ñ I am happy to keep it local, keep it small,î he noted. We wondered if MiddleburyÍ s ñ Mr. Coffeeî was always wired on caffeine. ñ Actually, I donÍ t drink a lot of coffee,î Smith revealed. ñ But thereÍ s nothing better than savoring an excellent cup of coffee„ and youÍ ll know it when you taste it. ThatÍ s what I try to do with BudÍ s Beans.î Check It Out: BudÍ s Beans are available only in Middlebury and Vergennes. To buy the beans in Vergennes, visit Small City Market. In Middlebury, visit GregÍ s Market, Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op, Middlebury Bagel & Delicatessen, Otter Creek Bakery, or SamaÍ s cafe. For more information, call BudÍ s Beans at 802-989-4882.
thor of ñ Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Non-Violent Conflict”. According to Page and Black, while a student at Boston College in 1996, Stephan lived as a student resident at the Rutland Dismas House. Other award recipients include the volunteer cooks of RutlandÍ s United Methodist Church who will be honored with Dismas HouseÍ s Loving Spoonful Award. ñ For many years. a group from the church has come on the second Wednesday of every month, faithfully cooking for the residents, bringing conversation and support to the men and women living at Dismas,î according to Black. Keynote speaker at the dinner auction will be Richard Stack, professor of communications at American University in Washington D.C. He is the author of ñ Grave Injustice: Unearthing Wrongful Executionsî . Dismas HouseÍ s Honorary Chairman for the June 9 event will be Dr. David
Wolk, president of Castleton State College. For tickets or details about Rutland Dismas HouseÍ s annual dinner and auction, call 802-775-5539. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
May 25, 2013
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Teen raises funds for armored police-dog vest By Lou Varricchio
newmarketpress@denpubs. com VERGENNES „ Thirteenyear-old Annie Jackson, a student at Vergennes Union High School, has an interest in dogs and law enforcement. Like many teens with developing career interests, she wants to know as much about her passions as she possibly can. AnnieÍ s two interests merged recently when her 8th grade class was challenged to produce a capstone research project. The teen decided to learn about police dogs, known as K-9 units, and what their needs are both in and out of the field-of-duty. In addition to preparing a research paper, Annie decided to raise funds for a bulletproof synthetic dog vest for the Vergennes Police DepartmentÍ s K-9 unit, a dog named Akido. Annie set an $800 goal, the cost of the special vest, and enlisted family, friends, and local businesses to help. The team made various donations for a community vest raffle. She planned the raffle after she collected enough donated items to raise the needed funds for the armored vest. The teenÍ s parents Dianne and Steve Jackson, managers of RiverÍ s Edge Cottages and Campground, and grandmother Lynn Jackson Donnelly, got involved early as Annie amassed an impressive list of prizes. Covering one end of the Little City to another, Annie collected an interesting list of raffle prizes—items such as local gift cards from restaurants,
Annie Jackson and her dog Buddy Photo by Lou Varricchio
hair stylists, realtors, handmade items, and other items were included; even the VUHS Sewing Club, headed up by teacher Deb White, donated a student-made quilt. Recently, Annie awarded the raffle prizes and the $800 collected was presented to
Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel„ enough to cover the purchase of a level-three, bullet-proof Kevlar K-9 vest. As a special thank you to Annie, and a tip of the hat to her burgeoning interest in law enforcement and the art and science of training and
maintaining police dogs, Chief Merkel is bringing the teen along to the Vermont Police Academy in Pittsford. There she will see a police K-9 training session up close. ñ I canÍ t wait,î Annie said. ñ I learned a lot about law enforcement, K-9 units, and the community while working on this project.î WhatÍ s next for Annie, who can accomplish things when she sets her mind to it? Her plans are to study hard and continue to pursue a course of study that will someday merge her two great passions„ dogs and law enforcement.
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May 25, 2013
Exhibit chronicles 200 years of dairy history By Mary Manley
Henry Sheldon Museum MIDDLEBURY „ The Sheldon Museum, in partnership with Historic New England, will present ñ From Dairy to Doorstep: Milk Delivery in New Englandî , an entertaining, special exhibit which chronicles over 200 years of dairy history from the family farm through the heyday of home delivery by milkmen. The exhibit features seldom seen historic photographs, advertisements, ephemera, and artifacts provided by Historic New England, the Sheldon, a local dairy, and a local collector. On view through Aug. 4, the exhibit explains and gives meaning to items associated with milk production, milk delivery, and milk consumption. Viewers will recognize signs, advertising, milkman uniforms, dairy goods, and milk bottles. Vermont, especially Addison County, has a long tradition of family dairy farms which have been major, but changing, economic engines in the Lake Champlain region. Public presentations reviewing the impactful history by notable speakers will be scheduled during the three-month term of the exhibit, to include appearances by current Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross and his predecessor, Roger Allbee. In addition, Monument Farms Dairy and Foster Brother Farms will host open houses. In June, the Museum will present a Family Day and an evening of poetry featuring works by some of Addison CountyÍ s own farmer poets. Gallery talks will be offered every Wednesday at noon during the run of the exhibit. The noon talks are included with Museum admission, free for members. The exhibit has received financial underwriting from several businesses and organizations with educational materials from the New England Dairy & Food Council as well as the New England Dairy Promotion Board. Check It Out: The Henry Sheldon Museum is located at 1 Park Street in downtown Middlebury across from the Ilsley Public Library. Museum hours: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. starting May 26, 1-5 p.m. Research Center hours: Thurs. and Fri. 1-5 p.m. or by appointment. Admission to the Museum is $5 Adults; $3 Youth (6-18); $4.50 Seniors; $12 Family. For more information about the exhibit and related programs, visit www.henrysheldonmuseum.org or call 802-388-2117.
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MIDDLEBURY „ Annual Appointments. The Middlebury Select Board finalized a list of Town Board and Commission appointments at a meeting May 14: John Anderson, was approved as a Planning Commission alternate. Anderson was on hand to introduce himself to board members. Ted Davis, was approved as an Addison County Regional Planning Commission Delegate. Ross Conrad, was approved as Addison County Regional Planning Commission Alternate. Dean George, was approved as Addison County Solid Waste Management District Alternate. Sabrina Butterfield was approved as the ID 4 Representative on the Parks & Recreation Committee Rick Cole, was approved as Middlebury Town Forest Fire Warden. Rutland Town „ On May 13, at 9:43 a.m., troopers from the Vermont State Police Rutland Barracks and Rutland Town Fire Department were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 7 in Rutland Town at the intersection of Cold River Road. According to a report by VSP Senior Trooper Daniel Hall, an investigation revealed that vehicle 1, driven by Tre Pratt-Hysell, 18, of Rutland was traveling northbound on Route 7. As vehicle 1 approached the intersection of Cold River Road, Pratt-Hysell failed to stop for the red traffic light. Vehicle 1 continued to travel through the intersection and the front of vehicle 1 collided with the driverÍ s side of vehicle 2, driven by Katherine Barrett, 77, of Rutland. Barrett was traveling westbound on Cold River Road. Barrett approached the intersection of U.S. Route 7, Pratt-Hysell stopped and attempted to make a left hand turn onto Route 7 south. Barrett then proceeded to turn left on Route 7 once the traffic light turned green. The vehicles collided in the right northbound lane of Route 7. Barrett was injured with a facial laceration and transported to Rutland Regional Medical Center to be evaluated.
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Middlebury College: Middlebury saw its hopes of a national title come to an end as the Panthers fell 8-7 to Salisbury in an NCAA semifinal game at Stevenson University in Maryland. Middlebury ends its season with an 18-3 mark, while Salisbury advances to the NCAA Championship game with a perfect 22-0 record. Lauren Feusahrens led all scorers with three goals, while Bollhorst earned five assists. Wheatley made a season-high 12 saves in goal to go along with five ground balls. This marks the second straight season Salisbury had ended MiddleburyÍ s season, earning a 15-7 win in the NCAA semifinals a year ago. Castleton State College: CSC MenÍ s Hockey seniors Dan Bell and Brett Zeggil were selected to the College Sports Information Directors of America Capital One Academic All-District I At-Large First Team for their performance on the field and in the classroom. Bell and Zeggil were two of the 12 student-athletes selected to the Division III District I First Team. Castleton was one of two schools to have a pair of players on the team, along with MIT. NorwichÍ s Colin Mulvey was the only other hockey player named to the District I Team.
May 25, 2013
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Taste of Home is coming to Ticonderoga By Shaun Kittle
firstname.lastname@example.org TICONDEROGA „ All of the excitement of the Taste of Home Cooking School is coming to the E.M.A. (Employees Mutual Association) in Ticonderoga on Saturday, June 1. The all-day event, sponsored by Denton Publications, will feature about 20 booths, complete with displays and samples from businesses in the area. But the cornucopia of goods and services is only a warm-up to the main attraction „ a live cooking show hosted by Taste of Home Chef Michael Barna. The charismatic chef will prepare 10 recipes, ranging from appetizers to desserts, in front of the energized crowd. Barna is no stranger to cooking, either. He has given both private and online cooking classes, appeared in national television commercials as a hand model (he even played Mel GibsonÍ s hand in the movie ñ Signsî ), has helped open three gourmet casino restaurants in Atlantic City and has spent time as the Executive Sous Chef at a four-star hotel in Philadelphia, all before becoming the Executive Chef for a major national specialty gourmet food shop. In between cooking demonstrations, Barna will also give away dozens of prizes, including the grand prize„ a new range from E.J. Monroe. The doors open at 11 a.m., and the show starts at 2 p.m. Businesses interested in procuring a booth at the event can call Tickets are still available at E.J. Monroe, the Ti Chamber, DeCesare’s Pizza, Best Western Plus, the Times of Ti office and the Addison Eagle office, online at timesofti.com, or by calling (518) For a taste of Taste of Home, visit tasteofhome.com or cookingschoolblog.com.
Team “greensup ” resort for spring
By Bonnie MacPherson
LUDLOW „ Okemo Mountain Resort commemorated Vermont Green Up Day May 16. Staff members donned blue latex gloves and, with trash bags in hand, scoured the Resort for litter. Separating into pairs and small groups, employees dispersed along roadways, around the base areas and up the mountain, under lift lines and along lower-mountain ski trails. OkemoÍ s Green Up Day is an annual event. Employees spend the morning picking up trash and then gather for a barbecue lunch, courtesy of Okemo, to discuss some of their greatest and strangest finds. “In addition to the benefits of keeping Okemo beautiful,” said Okemo Vice President and General Manager Bruce Schmidt, ñ Green Up Day is a community project that emphasizes teamwork by bringing staff from different departments together in a way to make the Okemo team even stronger.î ñ My wife told me to come home tonight with some treasure,î quipped Jackson Gore Inn Assistant General Manager John Boehrer. The only thing of value he found during OkemoÍ s Green Up Day was a nickel. Loose change was the extent of the treasure found during the resort-wide clean up. OkemoÍ s I.T. department traveled as a team and collectively found 75 cents and a metal fork. Group Sales Director Brian Halligan found $1.45 in change, a ski pole and something that looked like part of a wedding veil, under the chairlift at Jackson Gore. Okemo Vice President of Development and Real Estate Ted Reeves was the big winner with a find of more than $3 in change and a half-dozen golf balls that he found while patrolling under the tracks of the Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster and around LumberinÍ Cal Miniature Golf Course in OkemoÍ s Adventure Zone. Okemo Owner Tim Mueller found lots of handwarmers and a few crushed beverage cans beneath the lifts in OkemoÍ s Clock Tower Base area.
Okemo cleans up: “In addition to the beneﬁts of keeping Okemo beautiful,” said Okemo Vice President and General Manager Bruce Schmidt, “Green Up Day is a community project that emphasizes teamwork by bringing staﬀ from diﬀerent departments together in a way to make the Okemo team even stronger.” Photo courtesy of Bonnie MacPherson
May 29th, 2013 • 5:30PM on the Middlebury Green Fun For the Whole Family!
BBQ • Auction • Raffle • Bake Sale • Live Music St. Mary’s School Spring Into Summer Raffle will be underway soon. GRAND PRIZE: $15,000 CASH or the choice of:
• John Deere 1023E Tractor with rotary tiller, loader and mid-mounte side discharge mower • Kubota B2620HSD 4x4 Tractor with loader and estate dump cart • Yanmar SC2400 TLD 4x4 24HP Diesel Engine Tractor with loader and deck. Tractors are provided by Mountain View Equipment, Champlain Valley Equipment, and Broughton’s Farm Supply.
TEN ADDITIONAL CASH PRIZES OF $200. Ticket Price: $50.00. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold. PRIZE DRAWING: WEDNESDAY MAY 29TH AT THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS AUCTION ON THE TOWN GREEN IN MIDDLEBURY.
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BIG YARD SALE — The New Haven Town-wide Sale will be held, Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26. Lawn and garage sales will be held throughout town between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Maps showing locations of sale sites will be available at the New Haven Town Oﬃce, New Haven Public Library, the Village Green Market, and the Jiﬀy Mart beginning Monday, May 20. Call Suzy Roorda for maps or for more information at 802-453-5978. 49584
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May 25, 2013
The author with an Ausable River brown trout.
Fly fishing prairie guys
hey say the early bird gets the worm. It should read: ñ The early riser gets the bird,î and hopefully that birdÍ s a turkey, but for me, I think the ñ birdî is all IÍ m getting, so to speak! Gobblers have not been in my play book so far this year. So far! Not one to get into a state of despair, I have altered hunting strategies and tactics. I temporarily hung up the old Remington Model 11, 12-gauge shotgun By Rich Redman I borrowed, and armed myself with an Orvis Access 6 weight fly rod. Yes, Orvis is expensive, but I have connections in all the right places, at least the right places that I think count as the right places. Thank you G.J.! Orvis is a local company headquartered in Manchester Vt, so if I have a problem, I can go right to the source, and donÍ t have to deal with catalogs and sending stuff back. I have no patience for all that. Remington is also a local company for now. The governorÍ s so-called Safe Act may drive them out of New York. That would be a loss of more than 1,000 well-paying jobs, not so safe for the workers, and a stab in the back to the local Mohawk Valley communities. Texas is very interested in having them relocate to their area. Anyway, IÍ ll go back to gobblers when the rain quits. At least thatÍ s my thinking at the moment. I like to hunt after a rain, when the birds are out foraging. With the warm weather and lack of spring rains, the stream temperatures are getting near perfect; the mid to upper 50Í s or low 60Í s. The fish are getting active and will soon be rising to mayfly, caddis and stonefly hatches. The action is starting on the Ausable River near Wilmington now. Yes, the fish are taking some flies on the Ausable River right now. Jerry Bottcher of the Hungry Trout Inn told me: ñ When the apple tree out front blooms, it’s time for the dry flies.” His apple tree is just starting to bloom, along with the shadbush and hobblebush! So I guess we have at least three vegetative indicators of when dry fly fishing starts! The Hendrickson (Ephemerella) hatch should be starting later this week. Not being one to wait, I tried my luck at a nice pool. Initially I started with a red bodied bead head nymph and started dredging the pool. I took a 9-inch brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) on that. After an hour or so, around 3 p.m., and after trying a few flies that I thought would bring a strike, I changed tactics. No fish were rising and taking dries, but I like to throw a curve ball out once in a while and see what happens. The way I figure it, if a steak sandwich with gravy and mashed potatoes floats by, why bother with bologna. The fish took the dry fly as it was swept downstream and started to swing. By that time the dry was getting wet, so the fish may have thought it was a mayfly starting to emerge from its nymphal shuck. I caught the fish, a beautiful 14-inch brown trout (Salmo trutta). The trout took one of my hand-tied dry flies; my own creation. I carefully released it after we both posed for a photo op of course. While I was fishing I met three guys from Calgary Canada who were staying in Lake Placid for a veterinary medicine conference. They rented some waders and tackle from Tom Conway at the Two Fly Shop in Wilmington. They had an assortment of flies and were out whipping the water. One fellow never fly fished before so I worked with him, gave him a couple of my special home grown flies and let him whip away. He was the one who took the photo of me with the fish. Fly fishing folks swap or share flies with other fly guys. Worm guys donÍ t. Being from the flat prairie country of Canada, they were impressed with the beauty of the Adirondacks. I was up in the Canadian prairies so I know what the terrain is like. Canadian wheat and flat paprika colored plains. There are miles and miles of flat, to gently rolling wheat fields and prairie. Prairie is French for grassland. Those fly fishing prairie guys hope to return to our mountains someday. Many people donÍ t realize the economic importance hunting and fishing brings to our area. This is a marvelous area and we need to promote more fishing and hunting opportunities. Habitat management, whether it involves the forest, fields or streams is important, and the only place we can do that is on private land. State forest lands within the Adirondack Park are off limits for management, based on the State Constitution. This is very controversial even among the foresters and wildlife biologists who work for the state of New York. There should be a land classification of “Managed Forestî so wildlife management can be done to help with early successional diversity on state lands. Its Mother’s Day week, so take your Mother fishing, buy her a steak sandwich with mashed potatoes and lots of gravy and enjoy life! Happy MotherÍ s Day to all you moms out there.
The still waters of an Adirondack pond can be transformed into frothing waves and pounding surf within a moment’s notice. Extremes of weather often complement the extreme beauty of this land.
A year’s worth of weather, in a week
t certainly has been an interesting week to be in the woods. I spent a few days fishing, on both the ponds and the rivers and the remainder of my time was devoted to arranging details for an LL Bean photo shoot. The Bean photo shoot crew encountered an interesting mix of Adirondack weather patterns. There was brilliant sunshine, calm waters and 75 degree temperatures on one day, and the next day delivered raging winds, horizontal snow and whitecaps that were so heavy the crew was almost washed off the docks. The groupÍ s photographer, who hails from California, claimed he had suffered through a four seasonÍ s worth of extreme weather in less than a weekÍ s time. And then there were the black flies! “Nobody warned us about the black flies,” he complained. ñ We wore these silly nets which only served to trap them closer to your scalp. One bite and youÍ d bleed forever, and it would itch like crazy.î ñ And then there was the weather!î he sighed. ñ We had a yearÍ s worth of extremes in just seven days, with sun and heat one day followed by horizontal rain and 20 degrees the next.î ñ IÍ ve never seen anything like it. It went from summer to winter in less than 24 hours! I was watching this storm come across the lake, and it looked like rain. But then I saw it was snow, and then, the whole place went white instantly. I was not happy.î ñ Welcome to the Adirondacks,î I offered, ñ a land of extremes.î Despite a wealth of welts, plenty of frozen fingers and a
mess of wind tossed hair, the crew actually managed to make it through the entire week, all alive and frostbite free, and they got enough good shots to produce their entire fall catalog. Even though there were propane heaters blowing hot air on the set the whole time, hair stylists were reduced to using blow dryers to keep their fingers nimble. After putting up with models, props, locations, stylists and more than a few unhappy hair dressers, I couldnÍ t wait to get back on the water for a few days of fishing. Even though I had to deal with hordes of savage black flies, raging winds, driving snow, thick fog, and gale force winds that pelted us with sleet and hail, it was great to be on the water again. Over the weekend, I set off with an old guest on Lake Placid in a search for lake trout, and we managed to find a few cooperative specimens. However, with water temperatures hovering around 58 degrees, the lakers were rather disagreeable, and we only managed to pull one in the boat, before gently releasing it. However, our luck soon changed after we retreated to a small, stream where the brookies were anxious to feed. They attacked just about anything we tossed their way, and we tossed a lot of flies. The weekend of angling adventures was finally complete after we spent a few hours flycasting cork poppers to big bass that were cruising the shallow shorelines of a small, private lake. The largemouth proved to be voracious, healthy and just itching for a fight. I think they would’ve hit an old boot, if we could have figured a way to tie it one on! On the return trip back to the lodge, we stumbled upon a small tributary stream that was chuck full of large pods of marsh marigolds. The striking yellow flowers, with green leaves stood in stark contrast with the black waters of the tiny stream. Nearby, we found fiddlehead ferns that were as yet unfurled, and specimens of both painted and purple trilliums. Wildflowers, wild weather and wild fish, what more can be a finer find for on a spring day in the Park? Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at email@example.com.
Hunter education classes scheduled WESTPORT „ Hunter Education Classes will be held at the Westport Fish & Game Club on May 23 from 6-9 p.m., on May 24 from 6-9 p.m. and on May 25 from 8 a.m. until noon. To register for the classes, call Marshall Crowningshield at 569-8317 or Ed Moudin at 962-4542.
Turkey shoot to be held
A photographer huddles against the wind in an eﬀort to get a shot for the autumn issue of the LL Bean catalog. The company has utilized the Adirondack region as a backdrop for their catalogs since 2012. Photos by Joe Hackett
LAKE PLACID „ The Lake Placid Masonic Lodge, Lake Placid Fish & Game Club and 93.3 WSLP will hold the second annual Adirondack Turkey Shoot on Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Lake Placid Fish & Game Club, Old Military Road, Lake Placid. No turkeys will be harmed during this event. Bring your rifles (scopes are permitted) and ammo and test your skills with a five shot event that will benefit the Lake Placid Scholarship Fund. Five shots for $15, and you can win a turkey courtesy of Lake Placid Price Chopper. One prize per entry. Barbecue, sandwiches, chips, snacks and refreshments will be available. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the event will take place rain or shine.
Rich Redman is a retired District Conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and an avid outdoorsman. His column will appear regularly. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Make your family camping trip a success this summer Family vacations are a tradition for millions of families across the globe. Such vacations have declined in number over the last several years, when many families were forced to cut expenses
in the midst of a struggling economy. Though the economy has gradually begun to rebound, families with fresh memories are still reticent to commit to costly vacations. One of the more affordable and family-friendly vacation options is camping. Families get the chance to experience some of natureÍ s most idyllic settings at a fraction of the cost of expensive resort vacations. But before venturing out in the great outdoors, a family should consider the following tips to ensure their camping vacation is a swimming success. * Research the weather. Before choosing a campsite, get a firm grasp of what to expect from Mother Nature while youÍ re there. Research weather patterns and how much the weather A family-friendly campground with plenty of activities for kids to have fun and make new friends can vary during the time of year when often makes the ideal location for a family camping trip. you will be vacationing. Does the weather fluctuate significantly durtrip is a success, then next yearÍ s trip wonÍ t cost nearly as much. ing the daytime and nighttime hours? Is rain likely or unlikely? Visit a local camping store and explain your situation, including Weather conditions will dictate which gear is necessary for the what you hope to get out of the camping trip and where youÍ ll trip, and families might want to avoid campgrounds that are frebe heading. An associate should be able to help you find the right quented by rain. Adults might be able to cope with a rainstorm gear for your trip, including a tent, lights, a water filter, cooking or two, but such conditions may make everyone miserable. materials, and inflatable mattresses. The materials needed for a * Find an activity-friendly campground. When looking for a successful camping trip are many, but again these materials are campground, look for one that boasts a lot of activities. Adults reusable and can last a lifetime if families choose the right gear. might enjoy the simple relaxation of camping, but kids will likely * Stock up on the essentials. Once you have purchased the need more to do. Look for a campground that can offer activities right gear, donÍ t forget to stock up on the other essentials. Parthe children will like, such as hiking, kayaking, rafting, or even ticularly during the warmer months, campgrounds can be very mountain biking. hot and insects abound. Be sure to bring adequate amounts of * Determine who you are as campers. Not all campers enjoy sunscreen and bug spray and apply each liberally every day. the rustic life of camping. Some need to combine camping with Even if the sky is overcast, apply sunscreen to avoid painful sunthe amenities of modern life, including running water and toilets burn. Other essentials include toilet paper (bring more than you that flush. Campers should be honest with themselves in regards expect to use), bottled water, plates and utensils, and garbage to their needs in amenities when researching campgrounds. If bags. Be sure to bring extra garbage bags to avoid littering in the you and your family will need a shower, consider renting an RV campground. for the trip or choose a campground with accessible showers and * DonÍ t forget to have fun. Families should emphasize having fun restrooms. Veteran campers might scoff at such amenities, but when visiting the campground. Because camping is not a resort-style families would likely prefer some combination of roughing it in vacation, itÍ s up to Mom and Dad to entertain the kids. Bring along the wild and modern day living. a guitar for a campfire sing-a-long, and pack a few board games the * Get the right gear. Entry to many campgrounds is free or family can enjoy under the stars at night. If a nearby park is known for nearly free. However, camping gear could cost money. The good being especially family-friendly, consider it as a campsite. Kids might thing about camping gear is itÍ s reusable. If this yearÍ s camping meet fellow campers their own age and make some new friends.
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How to prepare your yard for a summer of parties
Backyard soirees are a staple of summer for many families. Whether hosting a family reunion, a gathering of friends or a mix of both, such gatherings can be a great time to reconnect with your loved ones in a relaxing and natural setting. Hosting such gatherings might not require as much work as organizing a more formal gettogether, but that doesnÍ t mean summer soirees donÍ t require a little work in advance of the guestsÍ arrival. ThatÍ s especially true if you plan to host the party outdoors in your yard, which will need a little TLC before guests arrive. The following are a few tips to get your yard ready
before your next summer soiree. * Cut the grass and clear your walkways. Cutting the grass before guests arrive might seem like common sense, but try to do so a couple of days before the party. This gives you an extra day or so to clear the walkways of grass clippings, and it saves you the trouble of cutting the grass on the day of the party when youÍ re likely to have more pressing tasks to take care of. * Decorate your yard. Decorations are a staple of parties held indoors, so why not decorate your homeÍ s exterior when hosting a get-together in the backyard? Use freshly cut flowers from your own garden as centerpieces on your patio
furniture, or purchase flowers of various colors from your local florist to add a dash or two of color to the festivities. * Clear the yard of toys. Before guests arrive, clear the yard of the kidsÍ toys, putting them away so guests donÍ t injure themselves by stepping on errant action figures or skateboards left hidden in the grass. * Trim trees and shrubs around walkways. While a backyard barbecue is less formal than a party held indoors, you still want your home to be as accommodating as possible for your guests. DonÍ t forget to trim trees and shrubs around the walkways so guests donÍ t feel like theyÍ re on safari when coming to and from the backyard. * Make sure outdoor lighting is working properly. If you’re about to host your first event of the summer, inspect your homeÍ s exterior lighting so everyone isnÍ t left sitting in the dark. Check patio lighting and replace any bulbs and make sure the lights along your walkways are functioning at full capacity so guests can safely navigate
their way around the party. You may even want to string holiday lights around the patio to create a more laid-back ambiance in which guests can relax without lights beating down on them. * Protect your guests from insects. Insects like mosquitoes can quickly turn a swinging soiree into a nuisance, so purchase some decorative citronella candles to repel mosquitoes. Tiki torches along walkways and around the patio furniture may also prove effective insect repellants. In addition, if there are any areas around your property where water has gathered, such as bird fountains or puddles from recent rains, do your best to get rid of that water. Water attracts many insects, which lay their eggs in the standing water. The less standing water around your property, the less likely any uninvited insect guests are to appear. Backyard gatherings are a staple of summer. But even if such soirees are less formal, hosts still must survey their property and address any issues before guests arrive.
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Make the most of your ‘staycation’ When the economy took a turn for the worse several years ago, many families had to cut costs in order to make ends meet. For many families, that meant leaving vacations on the cutting room floor. While the economy has rebounded, uncertainty surrounding that comeback has prevailed for many families, who remain hesitant to book a traditional vacation for fear of spending money they might be better off saving. The sacrifice of traditional vacations has led many families to embrace the ñ staycation,î wherein families still take time off to be with one another but do so largely at home rather than heading off to an exotic locale or resort. A staycation is a great way for families to rediscover their own communities and spend quality time together without the hustle and bustle of airports or interstates. Families who still find themselves hesitant to commit to a more traditional vacation can heed the following tips to ensure their staycation is a success.
A staycation can still include some family fun at the beach.
Go out to dinner
Part of the fun of a family vacation is getting to enjoy some nights out on the town. But even if youÍ re not straying far from home this year, you can still enjoy the cuisine your community has to offer. Dine out a few nights during your time off, making sure to enjoy a few different restaurants instead of relying on one your family frequents throughout the year. Dining out on a weeknight will create the feel of a more traditional vacation, and you might just find a new restaurant you and your family love and can revisit in the years to come.
Absorb the local culture
The daily grind has a way of making life hectic, and chances are you and your family donÍ t get to enjoy your own communityÍ s culture throughout the year. Take advantage of the time afforded you by your staycation to soak up all the culture and recreational
activities your community has to offer. Visit nearby museums, take in a performance at your local theater or explore a nearby park, be it for a day of hiking or a more laid back picnic in the sun. This can help everyone reacquaint themselves with the reasons you chose to settle down in your community.
Just because youÍ re having a staycation doesnÍ t mean you have to stay home. Spend a few nights away from home by taking the family on a camping trip. The fee to stay at a nearby campsite is negligible when compared to the cost of hotel rooms for an entire family, and you wonÍ t spend nearly as much on food because youÍ ll need to bring your own to the campsite. Camp during the week instead of on the weekends, and you might have more of the campground to yourself.
Head for the beach
In its National Coastal Population Report examining population trends from 1970 to 2020, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found that 39 percent of the United States population lived in counties directly on the shoreline. North of the United States, Canadians know they are surrounded by three oceans and have access to thousands of additional bodies of water, including the Hudson Bay, Bering Sea and Gulf of St. Lawrence. That means access to the water and the beach is readily available for Americans and Canadians who wish to spend part of their staycation with some sand between their toes and the sound of waves crashing on the shorelines in their ears. Make time to visit the beach on your staycation, and you might be able to recreate the feeling of a more traditional getaway. Staycations have become a staple for families looking to avoid expensive resort vacations. But staying close to home can still be just as fun as traveling abroad.
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Great outdoor getaway ideas for guys
Weekend getaways are a great opportunity to unwind and escape the daily grind of everyday life. ThatÍ s especially true for men faced with the pressures of raising a family and maintaining a career. Such men need a break every so often, and a weekend getaway can make for the perfect respite from all of that responsibility. Many men prefer to share their weekend getaways with male friends who also could use a break. Multiple men making the trip mandates that it be planned in advance and not a lastminute affair. It also requires a little collaboration on the part of the participants, as a fun getaway for one man might seem like a chore to
another. The following are a few getaway ideas men might want to consider when looking to get away from it all.
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A fishing trip is an ideal getaway for men who love to fish and need to relieve a little stress. Fishing is not for everyone, so make sure everyone is on board when planning a trip for your friends and yourself. The relaxing nature of spending some time on the water and catching some fish makes this the ideal getaway for men looking for a peaceful weekend to enjoy
Few getaways may pique the interest of baseball fans more than a stadium tour. Pack up the car and plan a stadium tour with your friends. Many teams are located within driving distance of one another, so itÍ s very possible men could cross a handful of stadiums off their lists in just a few days.
Hit the Links
Many men dream of spending a weekend on the golf course, and a golf getaway can make for the perfect weekend for men who love to share a few laughs on the links. Speak to a travel agent about planning a golf getaway week-
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If you want your getaway to be a little more fast-paced, plan a weekend with friends in a favorite city where you can enjoy nightlife, great food and a few drinks. Spend the afternoon catching a ball game or soaking up some of the cityÍ s culture before you and your friends engage in a little revelry after dark. If you and your friends will be flying in from different regions of the country, choose a centrally located city so no one has to fly too far or spend too much on airfare.
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Get ready for camping season
Camping is a popular outdoor activity that attracts many enthusiasts year after year. Some people camp every month while others only have time for one great excursion into the wilderness each year. This year, millions of camping trips will take place across the country. Preparation is key to a successful camping trip. Whether campers plan to spend one night or several in the great outdoors, there are certain tips to follow to ensure your trip is as fun and safe as possible.
In order to be comfortable, stock up on camping gear. Tents, sleeping bags and other gear need not be the most expensive. Quality, moderately priced gear works well, too. With care and maintenance, camping gear can last for several years. A tent will be your first line of defense against the outdoors. Although plenty of people prefer
to sleep out under the stars, a tent is a place to avoid inclement weather and insects and have a little privacy. Your tent need not be too big, unless you plan to share it with many of your fellow campers. Since you will be spending the majority of your time outdoors, donÍ t feel pressured to buy the tent equivalent of a three-room suite. A good tent should be sturdy, weatherresistant and large enough to fit the people who will be sleeping in it during your trip. Invest in a pad to place on the floor of the tent to shield you from the hard ground. The pad will make sleeping more comfortable. If you will be sleeping during warm-weather months, you donÍ t have to worry about an expensive sleeping bag. An average-weight one will be just fine. Don’t forget to pack a pillow. A cooler filled with foods and drinks will tide you over for the trip. If you plan to cook, you will need to bring the ingredients for meals. Otherwise sandwiches should suffice. Some
campgrounds have grills and picnic tables available. Otherwise, you can cook hot dogs right over your open campfire.
Where to camp
Campsites may be public or private. Public campgrounds are generally funded by tax dollars and maintained by parks departments or government offices. They may be free to enter or charge a nominal fee for use. Because of the low cost involved, they may be quite popular and crowded during peak camping season. Private campsites are run by private companies or individuals and may also feature RV hookups. In many instances, private campsites sell memberships to interested parties, which gives access to certain private areas. They may have more amenities than public campsites. Private sites also may employ security personnel and maintenance crews to ensure the areas are clean and safe and to enforce campground
rules. This may not be the case at public campsites, where conditions may be inconsistent from site to site. An online search of both public and private campsites nearby can help you determine which option best suits you. Consider national parks, national forests and even the Army Corps of Engineers, which manages many recreational areas.
Closer isn’t always better
Many new campers make the mistake of choosing campsites that are in close proximity to bathrooms and clubhouses and other reminders of civilization. But these areas tend to feature heavy foot and car traffic and can make for a noisy experience. To avoid the lights, sounds and bustle of too many people, stick with campsites farther off the beaten path. You may need to walk a little farther, but you will likely enjoy a more peaceful camping experience.
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A vacation or a weekend getaway can be made even more enjoyable when it includes some time spent on the water. Hiring a private boat or joining an established fishing charter is one way to enjoy some fishing and sightseeing without much effort. But not all charters are the same, and itÍ s important to find one that meets your needs. While you certainly can wait until you are at your destination before finding a charter, it helps to do your homework before arriving to guarantee the best package and price. This way you will not be at the mercy of the hotels and resorts in the area and you can read unbiased reviews about charter organizations. There are many fishing charters across the country. Starting your research as soon as you know to where you will be traveling can help you narrow down the options in
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Hiring a fishing charter
that area. Write down what you want to ask potential charter captains to ensure your experience is one to remember for all the right reasons. Travel package Web sites as well as local boards of commerce and tourism sites are a great resource to find fishing charters. Once you have a few names you can begin the investigative process. A service like TripAdvisor.com enables you to read reviews on attractions and services in particular areas across the world. You can type in your charter service name and read up on what others have to say about their experiences. Through the review forums you also may be able to garner names of other charter companies and attractions that may not be on the tourism sites. Another good starting-off point is a service like Findafishingcharter.com. Here you can
search for charters in the United States and Canada. Click on the map and get a listing of companies that advertise their services. Once you have narrowed down your options, there are some considerations that should be made and questions that should be asked of the charter captain. * Request a complete price breakdown, including if gratuities are expected. * Ensure that the captain is knowledgeable in the type of fishing you desire and where to go to find these fish. * Make sure the captain is licensed according to the jurisdiction of the U.S. Coast Guard or the Canadian Coast Guard. Ask how many years he or she has been a licensed charter captain. * Ask for references and confirm the business with the Better Business Bureau. * Know the equipment level of a charter
boat and whether it is high-tech or basic. Ask to see photos of the boat or arrange a tour prior to booking. * Find out where the charter boat actually fishes. * Will the captain and the crew be assisting your party or doing their own fishing concurrently? Novice anglers often benefit from a crew that is paying attention to their customers rather than their own fishing needs. * Are children and families welcome aboard? If so, what kind of bathroom and food facilities are available? * Inquire as to whether you will need your own fishing license. * What fishing gear is provided? * Is this a catch-and-release trip or will trophies be taken home? * Find out a contingency plan for the captainÍ s absence in case of illness.
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Safety tips for outdoor enthusiasts
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Outdoor enthusiasts typically cannot wait to get outside and make the most of a beautiful day. But in their haste to enjoy the great outdoors, men and women can easily overlook safety precautions that protect them from potential hazards. Though itÍ s easy to get excited about a sunny day, itÍ s important for outdoor enthusiasts to take safety seriously. No matter your activity, always bring adequate sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun, and remember to bring enough water to stay hydrated throughout the day. In addition to packing sunscreen and water, outdoor enthusiasts can employ various additional safety methods depending on which activity they choose to enjoy.
Inline skating and skateboarding are popular activities for adults and children alike. But even though you may associate such activities with your childhood, that does not mean the risk of injury is insignificant. In fact, even seasoned skateboarders and veteran inline skaters have suffered broken bones or head injuries while skateboarding or skating. Proper attire is essential for skaters and skateboarders hoping to prevent injury, so be sure to wear the following gear the next time you hit the half-pipe or go skating by the boardwalk: * Helmet * Knee pads * Wrist guards * Elbow pads
Cyclists must always be on alert for those with whom they are sharing the road. While many motorists respect cyclists, there are some who see cyclists as a nuisance, and such motorists may drive recklessly around cyclists in an attempt to scare them off the road. Cyclists are oftentimes at the mercy of motorists, so it pays to stay as attentive as possible. Never listen to an MP3 player or another music player while riding a bike. Such a distraction could prove deadly if it takes your attention away from the road. Alertness is important when cycling, as are the following precautionary measures: * Always wear a helmet and reflective clothing that makes it easy for motorists to see you. * Obey the traffic laws. * Always ride with traffic. * Inspect your bicycle and address any mechanical issues before each ride.
When the weather permits, few activities combine the benefits of physical activity with the aesthetic appeal of nature as well as hiking does. Hikers should never hike on poorly developed trails or trails that are too difficult for them to handle, and they should have at least a basic understanding of the symptoms of altitude sickness. Always share your route with friends or family members before em-
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Water attracts the sun, so itÍ s imperative that anyone planning to spend ample time on or around the water take steps to protect their skin. Wear appropriate clothing and apply sunscreen with a minimum sun protection factor of 15. Never take to the water after you have consumed alcohol. Alcohol can dull your senses, making you less likely to recognize a dangerous situation should one present itself. If you plan on entering the water, always enter feet first and do your best to avoid swimming alone. When you employ the buddy system while swimming, you are ensuring there is someone there to help you should you begin to struggle or to alert lifeguards or other safety personnel should something go awry. If you to plan to fish on a boat, let your loved ones staying behind on land know where you plan to fish so they can share this information with authorities if your boat has problems or you donÍ t return on time. While on the boat, always wear a flotation device and make sure the boat is not running as you board and dismount. The great outdoors can be enjoyed throughout the year. But outdoor enthusiasts will have a much better time if they take the necessary steps to reduce their risk of injury.
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Guest Viewpoint NECAP results: why our schools must change Jim Callahan
he Vermont Department of Education just issued a statement concerning the fact that only 36 percent of 11th graders statewide passed the math portion of the annual NECAP test. The new secretary of education, who was the old commissioner of education, indicates he is„ this year, as he was last year„ not able to figure out why the results are so dismal. Where I live, in Addison County, I have the results of the NECAP testing for grades two through six at the Mary Hogan Elementary School in Middlebury for 2012. You should request NECAP results for your local school, too, if you want to better understand our stateÍ s math-teaching problem. I think the answer can be found in the NECAP data; the results are pretty much the same, or worse, all over Vermont. The NECAP assessment is given in grades three through seven in Vermont since we have fall testing. I wish to thank Tom Buzzell for making the arrangements for my gaining access to the Item Analysis Reports for the Mary Hogan School. After my recent Guest Viewpoint in the Eagle, Mr. Buzzell called me and indicated that he would be more than pleased to meet with me. I now have the results of the assessment and they are not very good, inmmy opinion. These assessments indicate how much information„ concerning math„ has been understood when the students reach the different grades including middle school. Now I will share the third, sixth, and seventh grade results with you. Third Grade: Fifty two students in the third grade class, with no results for one student. Fifty one students used in data below. Of the 51 students, 10 or 20 percent of the class attainted a score of 53 to 63 points out of a possible 65 points. These students achieved 80 to 95 percent of the points available and were called Proficient with Distinction. Six or 12 percent of the class attainted a score of 50 to 52 points. These students achieved 75 to 79 percent of the points available and were called Proficient. Eighteen or 35 percent of the class attainted a score of 40 to 49 points. These students achieved 60 to 74 percent of the points available and were also called Proficient. Now we are getting silly, a student that gets 40 percent of an assessment incorrect is not proficient Three or 6 percent of the class attained a score of 37 to 39 points. These students achieved 54 to 59 percent and were also called Proficient. I am having a hard time with this, are you? The remaining 14 students or 27 percent did not make it they were called either—get this term—slightly below Proficient or Significantly Below Proficient. LetÍ s recap: out of 51 students we have accounted for, 37 students will be categorized as Proficient with Distinction or Proficient. The report will indicate that 73 percent of the students are in these categories. So what happens? Taxpayers, school committees, and parents do not get upset; it looks like everything is going a-ok. The results of the Mary Hogan School third grade are actually pretty good. But you should see the results of other Vermont Schools. Sixth Grade: Fifty nine students in class, three students with no results. Fifty six students used in data below. Of the 56 students. 22 or 40 percent of the class attainted a score of 49 to 60 points. These students achieved 75 to 90 percent of the points available and were called Proficient with Distinction. Wait a minute„ the standards have dropped. You only need 49 points now to be categorized as Proficient with Distinction. Carpet and Vinyl Flooring Sales Carpet and Vinyl Repair Work Over 45 Years Experience
Now the results will show that 40 percent of your students are Proficient with Distinction when many have barley passed the NECAP assessment. I really have a hard time with someone being categorized as Proficient with Distinction and getting 75 percent to 90 percent on the assessment. I would not call 11 of these students proficient (as the student with 49 correct responses missed 17 of the questions). Another 22 or 40 percent of the class attainted a score of 30 to 48 points. These students achieved 45 to 74 percent and were called Proficient. I have real problems with this as well; if you do not examine the data, you are not aware that you are saying that 80 percent of this class is Proficient with Distinction or Proficient. To my eyes, this appears as a determined effort to distort the condition of mathematics education taking place in Vermont and maybe the district. Twelve or 20 percent of the class attainted a score of less than 30 percent of the items correct. LetÍ s recap: out of 56 students we have accounted for 37 students and they will be categorized as Proficient with Distinction or Proficient. The report will indicate that 73 percent of the students are in these categories. The numbers are getting smaller even as the group gets larger and the scores are lowered. Seventh Grade: Sixty two students in class, two students with no results. Sixty students used in data below. Of the 60 students, six or 10 percent of the class attainted a score of 53 to 66 points. These students achieved 80 percent percent to 100 of the points available and were called Proficient with Distinction. Thirteen or about 20 percent of the class attained a score of 46 to 52 points. These students achieved 70-79 percent of the points available and were called Proficient with Distinction. Wait a minute„ the standards have dropped again; you only need 46 points now to be categorized as Proficient with Distinction. Now the results show that 40 percent or your students are Proficient with Distinction when many have barley passed the NECAP assessment. I have a problem with someone getting to be categorized as Proficient with Distinction and getting 70-100 percent on the assessment. I would not call 11 of these students proficient as the student with 46 correct responses missed 20 of the questions. Another 19 or 40 percent of the class attainted a score of 28 to 44 points. These students achieved 42-69 percent and were called Proficient. We now have a student that gets 28 out of 66 and he or she is called Proficient.
May 25, 2013 Thirteen or 20 percent of the class attainted a score of less than 30 percent of the items correct. I wonder if I should mention studentÍ s guessing on the assessment, as most of questions are multiple choice? I better not. You should be aware that we are in real trouble, but our friendly state department will tell you otherwise. I think I have found what the secretary of education is looking for as he searches as to why only 36 percent passed the 11th grade mathematics part of the NECAP. Mathematics education is in trouble right from the start and this is in the eighth year. A mathematics plan in place in most schools consists of programs such as ñ Bridgesî , ñ Everydayî , ñ Investigationsî „ and in some instances ñ Trail Blazersî „ develop mathematics students canÍ t do. Wait until the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics arrives. I hope Dr. Carol Fenimore will not allow false information from the central office to continue to be sent to the people of Middlebury and the surrounding towns. I wish the secretary of education would do the same. While a new superintendent is being sought here, the choice of our assistant superintendent was a good one. What needs to change is our mathematics instruction. ñ Bridgesî was not good for the Vermont Framework and it will not be good for the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in our elementary schools. I wish everyone involved to examine the data for this year as well as the data for past years. Four years ago, I approached the ID 4 School Board with similar information only to be tolerated until I left; they did nothing to look into the situations I brought to their attention. If I remember correctly, they were concerned about a small leak in the roof. We spend a considerable amount of money to make sure our schools are safe, clean and to creat an environment which enhances learning. We spend large amounts of money to bring students to school. So, why do we spend almost nothing on seeing what goes on in the school after the students arrive safely to the safe, clean school? Training teachers must be our major task. ACSU Assistant Superintendent Dr. Carol Fenimore understands the task that needs to be put in place. However, by putting people in charge of the same process which brought us to this unacceptable condition is not the answer. I wish those in charge of the search for a new superintendent all the best. I do hope this person will be a compatible person who can work with Dr. Fenimore in turning the situation around. (Former Mary Hogan School Principal James Callahan is a mathematics consultant and mathematics teacher with over 50 years of experience.)
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tend are Jared Birchmore, Thomas Lee Hodsden, Aaron Rowell, and Jordan Stearns. ñ The boys were nominated by faculty and staff based on their leadership, character and honesty, cooperativeness, community participation and service, and scholarship. Rowan Kamman was nominated, but is unable to attend,î according to Angela Gilbeau, guidance secretary at VUHS. Green Mountain BoysÍ State is a leadership laboratory for exceptional young men in their high school senior class. ñ The main focus is Vermont town, county, and state government, and its organization,
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TICONDEROGA „ Fort Ticonderoga will return to its roots „ literally „ during its 104th season. The fort, which opened Friday, May 17, will focus on the events of 1755. ThatÍ s the year French soldiers began construction of Fort Carillon, todayÍ s Fort Ticonderoga. ñ Fort Ticonderoga becomes Fort Carillon this year,î said Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga CEO and president. ñV isitors to Fort Ticonderoga will be immersed in the year 1755 when French soldiers began the construction of the fort. Situated in what was considered New France, people can explore the first year in the fort’s life and discover how the Revolutionary War and an unprecedented restoration project turned this remote French outpost into AmericaÍ s Fort. “Our programs this year will reflect life at Fort Carillon and the experiences of New France,” she said. “It’ll reflect the life of a French soldier at the time.” Fort Ticonderoga now features a specific year of its history each season. Last year it reflected 1775 and the year before 1759. ñT his allows us to keep our programs fresh and gives visitors a reason to come back every year,î Hill said. “The experience is always changing. No other historic site in America highlights a specific year every year.î That approach seems to work. More than 70,000 people visited Fort Ticonderoga in 2012. Paid attendance was up 6 percent. Program revenues were up 36 percent. Membership in the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga group increased 38 percent. ñW eÍ re really seeing success across the board,î said Hill, who took over as Fort TiÍ s leader three years ago when the site was struggling financially. “The (financial) turnaround has happened. Now weÍ re focused on sustained growth.î Fort Ticonderoga has several new features this summer. A new exhibit, ñ It would make a heart of stone melt „ Sickness, Injury, and Medicine at Fort Ticonderoga,î looks at medicine at the 18th Century fort. A new recreation trail will also be unveiled. The interpretive trail winds around the Carillon Battlefield and offers guests an opportunity to explore. There is also a new canoe rental program that will allow people to see the fort from Lake Champlain. Also new in 2013 is a renewed emphasis on educational programing for children. Last year the fort reached about 13,000 students through its programs, Hill noted. This year she expects that number to reach 24,000. She also pointed out new programs for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts at the fortress. ñ That really hits at the heart of our mission,î she said. ñ We want to reach as many people as possible, especially children. IÍ m very excited about our youth programs.î Fort Ticonderoga will still have its traditional living history weekends, events, exhibits, gardens and its corn maze. The KingÍ s Garden, one of North AmericaÍ s oldest gardens and the largest public garden in the Adirondack-Lake Champlain region, will open on May 25 and offer new programs for children and adults as well as daily tours. Popular exhibits also remain. ñ The Art of War: Ticonderoga as Experienced through the Eyes of AmericaÍ s Great Artistsî is again in the lower level of the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center. “Bullets & Blades: The Weapons of America’s Colonial Wars and Revolution” is on the second floor of the soldiersÍ barracks. ñ Fort Ticonderoga is a family destination and a center of learning,î Hill said. ñ A visit is an interactive, multi-disciplined experience. It’s exploring the beautiful gardens, finding adventure in our events, marching with the fife and drum corps, and learning about a historic trade. It’s a walk through the restored fort, a stroll overlooking Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains of Vermont, and an afternoon in our exhibit galleries exploring our premier collections.î There will also be several special events. June 15 will be Scot’s Day, a commemoration of Scottish heritage and the significant contributions it made to 18th Century North American. There will be Scottish clan tents and vendors. July 8 will be the Battle of Carillon commemoration. Nearly 2,000 men were killed or wounded in the 1758 Battle of Carillon. The fort will have about 80 employees this summer, who will join 14 year-round staff members. Fort Ticonderoga is open daily through Oct. 20 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $17.50 for adults, $14 for those 62 and older and $8 for children ages 5-12. Children 4 and younger are admitted free of charge. Friends of Fort Ticonderoga and Ticonderoga Resident Ambassador Pass holders are also admitted free. Ambassador Passes can be obtained at the entrance booth to the fort with proof of residency. For more information go online at www.FortTiconderoga. org or call 585-2821.
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Crown Point veteran sacrificed for freedom By David Bruce
CROWN POINT — On June 3, 1864, the Confederate fire came in regularly, forcing Union troops to take cover. Corpses were still around from the fighting of June 1 and the soldiers from the Adirondack Regiment stacked the bodies and covered them with earth for protection. ñ The dirt would sometimes sift down exposing a hand or a foot or the blacken face of the dead,î said one New YorkerÍ s account of the Battle at Cold Harbor, cited in the book, ñ Three years with the Adirondack Regiment, 118th N.Y.î by John L. Cunningham. Pvt. Ashley Woods, Company F of the 118th, from Crown Point was there. While historical reports are mixed, solid documents do confirm that May 26-June 3, 1864, 12,788 casualties occurred. Woods was one, with a shot to the hip, causing him to nearly die due to battle conditions that left him handicapped for the rest of his life. Tragedy was no stranger to Woods. In 1859, he had a small farm on what is now the Cold Springs Road, off the White Church Road in Crown Point, married to a beautiful woman named Leafy Winters with two children, Warren and Minerva. Death came knocking and claimed the life of his baby daughter and short after that, Leafy died on Feb. 8, 1861. He buried them both at the BeersÍ Cemetery near the top of ñ Big Hollow.î The headstone is still there. Woods must have been in great mourning, unsure and with a lot of questions. President Abraham Lincoln was calling for 300,000 volunteers to put down the rebellion in the South. Each senatorial district was charged with raising their quota of volunteers. The North Country district was comprised of Clinton, Essex and Warren counties. Senator R. M. Little of Glens Falls was the elected official. Each county was to have three companies.
Essex was assigned C, F and E and be part of the new 118th N.Y. Volunteers, known as the ñ Adirondack Regiment.î Woods was 27, black hair, blue eyes, rugged and stood 5-feet10. He enlisted and went to Plattsburgh where he was joined by others from the respective communities of Essex and the other two counties. The young men were mustered in on Aug. 29, 1862, and got their orders on Sept. 1. They had no uniforms and were wearing what was referenced to as ñ citizenÍ s dress.î They boarded a steamer going down Lake Champlain, to Whitehall and then they were put on a troop train to Albany. In that city, it was reported that some of the boys got pieces of firewood and put it on the train in the box cars. After they pulled out of Albany heading to NYC, they proceeded to knock out the sides of the cars so they could ñ see the country.î They went to NYC, Philadelphia and ended up outside of Baltimore, not far from Washington, where they got their Enfield rifles, accompaniment, tents and camp equipment. Woods was now part of the 18th Army Corp. commanded by Maj. Gen. Wm. F. Smith. The 18th Corp. spent most of its first year protecting sites around Washington but the second and third years they were in heavy fighting in the Richmond, Petersburg, Newport News and Portsmouth region. Two of the conflicts that took their greatest toll on this regiment were the Battle at DruryÍ s (DrewryÍ s) Bluff located just south of Richmond on May 16, 1864, and Cold Harbor, north east of that city from May 26 through June 3, 1864. Woods had survived two years of war, disease, worse weather the south could produce, going through snake infested swamps and battle living conditions that are almost indescribable. Nearly 13,000 war casualties happened at Cold Harbor, Woods was one of them. He took a shot in the hip and would spend the next year in various hospitals ending up in Washington. He was muster out with his
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company on June 15, 1865, and finally arrived home. While away, a 17-year-old girl named Phoebe Meachem assumed the role of care giver and mother to Warren Woods. Upon return, Ashley and Phoebe married and had three children of their own, Carrie, King and Keefe. Throughout the rest of his life, he tried to receive some form of compensation for his wounds and the disadvantage he faced. He died on July 10, 1918, and he and Phoebe are buried together in the White Church cemetery. EditorÍ s note: WoodsÍ son King married Hattie Laing. Their daughter Carrie married Ray Meachem were grandparents of the author. ñ This Memorial Day take the time to recognize those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom and our opportunity to make choices as a free people,î Bruce said. ñ We can do more to reduce the conflict in our own neighborhoods and our communities, which might help set an example. War often is not the real answer and should always be the last resort.î
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