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Petition to revote on Giorgetti Rec Center
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By Lou Varricchio
email@example.com RUTLAND — Hold on to your hats. The City of Rutland is gearing up for another controversial bout over the Gior getti Arena bond—this time, a group of city voters have called for a r evote on the controversial r ecreation center. A group of Rutland voters c alled f or t he r evote on the bond late last month. As a r esult, their petition may for ce the issue b ack t o t he v oters i n order to decide the fate of the $3.9 million bond. The Town Meeting Day bond vote would expand the current Giorgetti facilities into a recreation center. The revote petition was completed in less than two weeks. Many angry r egistered city voters signed the petition A petition to trigger a revote on any bond within the City of Rutland first requires signatur es from nearly 600 registered voters. At pr ess time, it appeared r evote petitioners had gather ed 750 voter signatures by the Mar ch 29 deadline. Rutland City Clerk Henry Heck is the city officials char ged with accepting or r ejecting the petition. Heck told reporters last week that he did not r emember when the city last had a r evote call, howwver, Mayor Christopher Louras said the city’s last petition for a r evote was over a contr oversial municipal water fluoridation plan back in 1982. Heck cautioned that he and his staf f will need to inspect all the petition signatures before confirming the result; if the names are all valid, then a special election will be called within 60 days of the petition deadline.
GMC is ‘Sierra’ winner Teachers Leon Syme and M argaret Mulvey of Dar win, Australia, are visiting the Br andon area. Their children are attending the Neshobe Elementary School and Otter Valley High School. At home the husband and wife team teach in in an Aboriginal school in the humid Northern Territory. Photo by Lou Varricchio
It’s a small world at Neshobe School Australians, Chinese at home in school
By Lou Varricchio
firstname.lastname@example.org BRANDON — For teachers, staf f and students enrolled at the Neshobe Elementary School this year , the world has come to their doorstep. The Brandon school com-
munity has enjoyed befriending a visiting Australian student, his teacher par ents, and a special guest Chinese teacher . And for this r ural school, these for eign faces have been a stur dy bridge of friendship across many thousands of miles. Australian married couple Leon Syme and Mar garet Mulvey , of Humpty Doo, N.T., along with their childr en Neva and Charlie Syme, have been in residence here See NESHOBE, page 11
POULTNEY — Green Mountain College has earned the title of greenest college in the nation fro m Sierra magazine in its annual “Coolest Schools” survey. GMC earned a score of 88.6 out of a possible 100 in the assessment, which ranks colleges and universities in categories including ef ficiency, food, academics, pur chasing, transportation, waste management, administration and financial investments. In a recent cover story, the magazine lauds GMC as the MVP when it comes to creativity in sustainability. The story cites the college’s combined heat and power biomass plant and participation in Central V ermont Power Service’s Cow Power pr ogram as innovative methods that reduce the campus’ carbon footprint. GMC tops a list of 100 colleges and universities fr om across the country recognized for their work on behalf of the planet. The issue of Sierra magazine which featur es GMC includes the “Cool Schools” survey and an article, titled “Quantifying Cool.”
Gov. Peter Shumlin: taking on tough battles
Gov. visits Poultney
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POULTNEY — The sixth annual Rotary Club Community Dinner highlighted keynote speak er Gov. Peter Shumlin at Gr een Mountain College’s Withey Hall, March 26. Club Pr esident Jon Mathewson welcomed a sold-out event after the social hour . He jokingly said, “Jeanne Root is fantastic, but please don’t tell Gr een Mountain College President Paul Fonteyn that she runs the college.” See SHUMLIN, page 12
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin joined Poultney Rotarians at a recent dinner at Green Mt. College to discuss Vermont business and energy prospects, as well as how to grow opportunities for young people. Photo by Catherine M. Oliverio
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Petition from page 1 Establishing the authenticity of 750 names is no easy task. In March, voters closely approved the Giorgetti bond 1,710 to 1,603. Rutland resident and voter James Mattison, one of the major petitioners of the fort, ef said the bond was pushed through rapidly for Town Meeting Day. “This administration complains about potholes, antique sewer systems, and water pipes that are ready to explode,” Mattison said. He said the mayor and the city administration needs to look at basic infrastr ucture like crumbling roads and failing bridges before spending money on a luxury item like a multimillion dollar recreation center. Meanwhile, plans for the new center appear to be moving ahead. Last week, members of the Rutland Recr eation Committee decide to go ahead and post the city’s request to solicit engineering proposals for the center. However, if the city clerk’s office ends up certifiying the petition signatures, then city officials will halt the proposal work. Meanwhile, Mayor Louras wants the r ec center committee to move ahead, business as usual. The mayor said he still hopes ground will be broken on the new center this August. If a revote is called, he said, he believes the bond would be appro ved by a majority of city voters.
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From massacre to nationhood Vermont town was fuse of rebellion
By Lou Varricchio
email@example.com WESTMINSTER — “Who, but the heroes of Vermont, were first to strike the blow? At Lexington and Bunker, before a martyr bled, the blood of that glorious war, at Westminster was shed.” — Charles G. Eastman Westminster. Of f h and, this sleepy Vermont village doesn’t conjur e up rebels, r edcoats, or r evolutions yet with less than 3,100 r esidents today, Westminster might very well for ce a few revisions to history textbooks—at least if one Vermont historian gets her way. For befor e the Battles of Lexington and Concord there was—the Westminster Massacr e. And then came author and historian Jesse Haas, 236 years later. Haas's’ new book, titled “Revolutionary W estminster” (The History Press•ISBN:978-1-60949-166-6•Paperback•176 pages•$19.99•201 1), may help rewrite those dog-ear ed patriotic texts. The book should become the definitive history of the tr ue, first shotheard-round-the-world. While Massachusetts has long been blessed the cradle of theAmerican Revolution, the Gr een Mountain State deserves a lot more of the limelight. After all the first American blood shed in the War o f I ndependence w as r ight h ere, on Vermont soil. On Mar ch 13, 1775, a little over a month before Lexington and Concor d, Westminster Whigs (later the Republicans) endured an attack from the local Loyalist sheriff—William Paterson, an Irish immigrant—and his surly men that left two local patriots, W illiam French and Daniel Houghton, dead. Sheriff Paterson led his Loyalist
posse that day fr om the nearby T ory Tavern and marched the musketeers to the courthouse. It was said Paterson shouted to the posse, “Fir e on them, God damn ye, and send them all to Hell!” In r esponse to the cold-blooded killing of Fr ench and Houghton, people of W indham County—and far beyond—rose up following what became known as the Westminster Massacre. “Really, it’s a wonder there was only one Westminster Massacre,” Haas said. “It was a confused and passionate time. Vermont towns were granted by three dif ferent colonies. W estminster alone had four charters. A new king trying to close a budget deficit, gr owing sentiment for independence, jurisdictional confusion: Vermont was a revolutionary incident waiting to happen.” The small but bloody event in Westminster had big implications when viewed from today’s perspective; it set the stage for Vermont’s eventual secession from the British Pr ovince of New York (and those other pesky claimants as well). It also established V ermont’s position as the lodestone of American independence, both during and af ter the war . For even as the new United States of America was born, V ermont wandered off on its own short-lived experiment in independence—as a fr ee, unfettered r epublic—before r eturning to the continental fold as the fourteenth state in 1791. In her book, Haas vividly retells the story of this r eal first battle of the American Revolution and W indham County’s role throughout the war. And in Haas’s case, too, the apple of Vermont independence hasn’t fallen far from the Liberty Tree. She gr ew up in W estminster on a farm owned, back in Revolutionary War times, by militia man and Continental soldier John W ells. Haas’s par-
ents were the inspiration to the author; they wer e always inter ested in local history including appearing ar ound town as costumed reeactors of the massacre event. Of course, as a youngster , Haas wasn’t too interested in what her parents wer e doing but later it all clicked. “We used to have r eenactments of the massacr e by local school childr en but it hasn’t been done in awhile,” she said. “Ther e’s still str ong memory of the event locally but some of our newcomers aren’t aware of it.” Haas has found her creative voice in Vermont and is also no stranger to the rugged pioneering lifestyle of the Revolutionary era. She and her husband, anti-nuclear activist Michael J. Daley , built their own cabin wher e they live, of f-thegrid; it’s one way to escape the prying eyes of 21st-century equivalents of 18th-century Loyalists. “It’s pr obably an uphill battle to think textbooks will be r evised to include the Westminster Massacre,” Haas said, “but we can hope.” A graduate of W ellesley College, Haas is the author of over 30 awar dwinning books for children and young adults, including several historical novels. But her prime inter est is now American history and the shots fire d in Westminster that started a great rebellion. And fr om the author ’s bloody hometown soil sprang a state, a nation, a beacon of freedom. Check It Out: The village of Westminster, is located four miles south of Bellows Falls in the Connecticut River V alley along Route 5, the old King’ s Highway . While the county courthouse is gone, you can still see where it stood (a cornfield today) as well as the nearby former site of the infamous Tory Tavern. The tavern was the headquarters of the infamous Sheriff Paterson and his cut-throat musketeers.
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Opinion From the Editor
Oil, gas and Vermont
hen I hear some politicians talk about “energy independence” today I don’t believe a word they say. How could they be serious about America’s energy independence when they still discount developing abundant fossil fuel, nuclear, and other energy resources right here at home? Yes, that includes drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska and elsewhere — maybe even here in Vermont. Yes, I said drilling in Vermont. When I think of the term “energy independence,” I certainly don’t limit my thinking to simply “green,” renewable resources. I am not that narrow minded. I consider renewables, fossil fuels, hydro, geothermal, and nuclear fuels as part of the bigger picture — all important stepping stones on the painful but necessary path to U.S. energy independence. As far as our national energy policy goes, when only narrow political agendas are being considered, well, I distrust both the agendas and the folks proposing them. Take Vermont’s congressman, U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D). He is outraged about rising gasoline prices. Me, too. But, instead of being open minded about all the energy options here at home, he proposes, instead, to tap the rainy day strategic oil reserve — yet what about drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska and elsewhere? The idea appears far off the Congressman’s radar screen. So, in my estimation, Congressman Welch isn’t the least bit serious about reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil. Did you know that Vermont has considerable promise as a source for natural gas and possibly some petroleum reserves? Since the mid 1950s, over two dozen energy concerns have probed our area for natural gas and oil deposits. This mid-20th century exploration boom was focused in the Champlain Valley lowlands along the Vermont border with Quebec; the technical results of several geological surveys were — and remain — highly encouraging. What limited more finetuned exploration here was the drilling technology of the era. The area was last probed seriously during the 1970s. Since then, however, drilling technologies have improved tenfold with newer, stronger al-
loys and synthetics along with more sensitive instrumentation. Even today, natural gas occurs regularly in a number of deep water wells in northern Vermont. This indicates a gas potential that deserves more serious investigation using 21st-century technology. Some commercial-level, gas-producing wells have already been drilled in the St. Lawrence lowlands, south of Montreal, by Canadian concerns. There’s strong evidence that these same deposits underlie nearby Vermont and New York. The basin of ancient Cambrian and Ordovician age sedimentary rock in the northern Champlain Valley is the key terrain feature that warrants a resumption of oil and gas exploration. Although only traces of crude oil have been found in Vermont so far (using 1960s detection technology), several natural gas wells of commercial potential have been reported, yet the focus on drilling turned elsewhere. Well, it’s time to look closer to home agian and resume the exploration of oil and gas here in Vermont. In 1973, geologist Lincoln Page of the U.S Geological Survey reported that northern Vermont has significant uranium deposits, too. He said abundant uranium also occurs in southern Vermont. So, while nuclear power remains controversial, there are ample uranium ore deposits to mine and process for use in reactors right here at home, if needed. And since 1999, we have learned that Vermont might be a good location for deep-drilling to access geothermal energy. We have the technology today to drill far into the crust to tap the limitless heat of the inner Earth. So, the Green Mountain State is good for more than just wood, wind, solar and biomass energy resources. Vermont is a multifaceted energy diamond that is worth exploring more. So what are we waiting for? There are always risks in developing and using intensive energy resources, but U.S. energy independence will take vision and require some risks; the alternatives to the nation are even costlier. Yes, we have the energy. Now let’s get to work. Louis Varricchio
The high price of static analysis obstinacy
f I had my druthers, one of them would be enforcement of that very basic rule-of-justice used by the retail antique industry: if you break it, you’ve bought it. I’d apply it to a particular mode of breakage caused by the political class as they continue to use a practice which, by now, you’d think, they’d have to recognize doesn’t work. It’s called static analysis, and it’s based on the law-makers’ interesting notion that, if they change some of their laws, the citizenry subject to those laws won’t change some of their own behaviors in response. Scottish economist Adam Smith knew (and wrote) better in the 18th century, when he codified in print the observeable truth that, in trade for example, changing the rules—the price for a product or service— triggers an inverse change in the buyer response. In Economics 101 I was taught to call it the supply-demand curve. I wasn’t taught anything about its applicability to taxation; back then, the Laffer Curve’s illustration of lower tax rates producing higher tax revenues was still a couple of decades in the future. At about the same time that Laffer was doodling charts on restaurant napkins, professional economists began using the
labels “static analysis” for law-makers’ policies which don’t recognize predictable tax-avoidance behavior, and “dynamic analysis” for policies which do. On the “you-break-it-youbought-it” side, if I had my druthers, there’d be suitable penalty, fiscal preferred (beyond mere capitol-building defenestration) for law-makers who get their taxpayers into deep-debt by increasing spending (and tax levels) by refusing to recognize (static analysis) that revenues won’t rise just because marginal rates do, or new targets are selected.. And the same goes for the universal health-care problem. Here, Tennessee has posted a classic casestudy example, and Vermont is about to. The Tennessee example, called TennCare, is now some 17 years old. TennCare’s first budget, $2.64 billion, was based on a not very dynamic analysis of the increase in health-care-service demand as a half-million more previously uninsured or uninsurable mostly low-income consumers were given access to “expanded Medicaid”, or “TennCare Standard”, for modest premiums and co-pays. By 2005 the budget had grown past $8.5 billion. As both Adam Smith and Arthur Laffer had earlier observed and codified, consumer demand and participation see MARTIN HARRIS, page 10
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Home care comes first
y beloved Goddaugher went into labor two hours ago. She’s going to give birth to Anthony Cerminara. That will make me a grand Godfather right? How I love that. In the scheme of life, grand Godfathering carries some weight. On another subject - For no reason other than you may have experienced the same thing I did this winter regarding leakage - in your home - I’m going to become a niche columnist this week. The niche is home care. I’ve not had any trouble with my house for 6 years, beyond a few small barely noticeable cracks in the sheet rock. The house has stayed true, perched on a mountaintop where the wind blows gales with such ferocity, that some nights I feel the entire house might topple over. One afternoon in February I was surprised to notice a trickle of water on the inside pane of a four paned window at the entrance of my home. I dabbed at the water, tilted open the window, and stuffed part of a paper towel in between the window frame and it’s casing. The towel seemed to sop up the entire flow and I went to bed figuring I’d need to have my roof looked at. The outside temperature that day, and the next, was no lower then 25 degrees, but the trickle was there a second day. I repeated the towel effort, and it stopped the flow again. I ran the leak history by my painter buddy who seemed to think I shouldn’t worry that my house was going to fall in. He mentioned that sometimes snow and ice on a roof melts in such a way that it gets pushed up and into cracks and crevices and accumulates where it normally wouldn’t,
and causes leaks. He told me to keep an eye on the leak area, but said it would probably stop. He was right. By February, snow accumulation was above the norm, so around mid-winter all hang broke loose at hardware stores as folks everywhere felt their roofs might cave-in. Roof rakes where selling like, roof rakes during extra snowy winters. Round about the first part of February I noticed that several boards had buckled in my great room creating a heave, back where my cat Scarlet’s bed is. A week or two later I noticed another spot, not as big, a foot from the original spot. The rest of the room, some 800 sqaure feet, showed no sign of tweak- age. I like to keep my house up to snuff, so I called a carpenter who had put the floor down to come and check it out. He came and figured what he’d need to fix it . He’s a quiet guy, but his face showed he was curious. I asked what he thought might have cause the buckle, and he said he’d just worked on a home with a similar problem that he figured was caused by a leak near a dormer. He mentioned he’d heard lots of folks, builders included, had reported leaks in their homes this winter that they’ve never had before. And they’d all suspected it was the fault of the winter ’s wild snowy personality. My problem boards were also by a dormer, and I told the carpenter about the little leak I’d had earlier in the winter, and said that it had been the first ever in my house. We deduced the buckled boards had most likely been see LOGGER, page 10
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Student released from Syria By Lou Varricchio
email@example.com MIDDLEBURY — It was no April Fool’s joke. It pr oved to be very good news for a Ripton family and the Middlebury College community. College of ficials r eceived word April 1 that junior student Pathik “Tik” Root, 21, of Ripton, who had been detained by authorities while studying in Syria this spring, was released from custody. Root had studied in Egypt earlier this year and resumed his foreign Pathik "Tik" Root. studies in Syria. He had been r eported missing March 16. His father , a pr ofessor at the college, later r eported that his son was being detained in Syria. The student’s amateur video footage of this year ’s Egyptian uprising had been br oadcast ar ound the world on CNN-TV. Emergency law in Syria had been suspended which cast a doubt over the whereabouts of Root last month. Middlebury College President Ron Liebowitz released a statement to the public April 1 about the student’s ultimate release: “I want to express how very happy the Middlebury College community is that Tik Root, ‘12, has been released to the U.S. Embassy in Damascus. Faculty , staff, and students have anxiously awaited news about Tik's status throughout the two-week period when he was first missing and then in Syrian custody. “We ar e thrilled for his par ents, Tom Root and Andi Lloyd, and their family now that they will beeunited, r and we all look forward to seeing Tik when he returns to Vermont. “The college has received a great deal of support in its efforts to assist the family in obtaining T ik's release, and we are enormously grateful. “I want to thank all three members of the Vermont Congressional delegation: Rep. Peter W elch, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Sen. Patrick Leahy . We are particularly appreciative of Sen. Leahy's many efforts, including a statement he made yesterday calling for Tik's release. “The college would also like to acknowledge all the work of the U.S. Embassy in Damascus and the Syrian Embassy in Washington, D.C., especially Syrian Ambassador Imad Moustapha. We are indebted to many friends of the College who pr ovided support and advice as well,” Liebowitz said in the statement.
April 6, 2011
Students travel to Kentucky Community service project
By Joe Petrick
http://greenmtn.edu POULTNEY — A group of 24 volunteers fr om Gr een Mt. College, Poultney, and nearby Wells traveled in close company to Kentucky and spent spring break at the Red Bird Mission in Clay County doing community service. Eleven GMC students raised a portion of the $600 per person needed for the trip and the GMC Student Senate, parishioners fr om ar ea chur ches, and individuals fr om the community contributed the r est. Half of the money raised went to supplies for fixing up the homes of people the students came to help. Joining in the ef fort was Pr esident Paul Fonteyn and his wife, Marsha, GMC trustee Rene Wilbur, and Joe Petrick, V ice Pr esident of Student Life. Dick Gray and Earl Adams--skilled carpenters fr om the ar ea—and individuals fr om several local chur ches joined in the mission to help r oof a home, rebuild a bathroom, install new
daunting but clearly in need of our imagination and help. “I want to thank you all for coming down her e to help us. God bless you all,” said Tim, one of the Red Bird Mission team leaders. Tim lives in Clay County Kentucky, one the poorest counties in the United States, with a per capita income of about $9,000 (putting 40 percent of the population below the poverty line) and an unemployment rate of ar ound windows and doors, build a stoop, and 60 per cent. This is coal country and more. Pastor Dave Adams of the Poult- jobs are scarce. Tim is quick with a joke ney United Methodist Church was the and has a passion for fishing; he also knows a bit about carpentry and “hidden hand” who regularly reached plumbing. He is very conservative poout to volunteers and did yeomen’s litically and tells us that “we need work in planning the trip. His wife, Lynn, a registered nurse, also made the someone to r epresent the poor people (in Washington).” trip and helped keep the gr oup safe There are a lot of poor people in the and healthy. Kentucky Mountains, and their needs The Red River, from which the mission gets its name, is named after a lo- are many, but thanks to the ef forts of our GMC students and staf f, along cal Cher okee chief Red Bir d. Raw sewage now runs into the river and lit- with area residents, a few of these have ter covers its banks. The fish in the riv- been resolved and good will from Vermont has lightened the hearts of some er can no longer be eaten as they ar e of these mountain folks. full of worms. One can easily imagine earlier times when the river and surNews and photo courtesy Gr een Mt. rounding hills wer e pristine and a source of bounty. The challenge here is College
Iodine-131 detected in Vermont By Lou Varricchio
MEET THE GOVERNOR — Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) visited Poultney last week. He met several town officials, including Jaime M. Lee of the Poultney Town Office shown here, at a local Rotary Club meeting. Photo by Catherine M. Oliverio
firstname.lastname@example.org RUTLAND-MIDDLEBURY — Atomic radiation from the Fukishima nuclear power complex in northern Japan was was found in atmospheric monitors in V ermont last week. The particles—0.03 to 0.05 picocuries per cubic meter— are far below levels that would pose a public risk, accord ing to state health officials. Radiation monitors at the V ermont Yankee Nuclear Plant, as well as a monitor in downtown Burlington, detected an iodine isotope called iodine-131. The isotope is a product of nuclear fission and has a short half life. Harry Chen, M.D., the commissioner of the V e rmont Department of Health, said the iodine-131 measur ed her e was minuscule and posed no immediate health threat. The radioactive iodine detected last week probably left Japan four to five days earlier . Global winds carried the hot particles to the east of the nuclear site. The Japanese radiation detected in V ermont is nearly identical to the iodine-131 that traveled her e after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine in 1986. Other, heavier isotopes of nuclear fission are less likely to travel as far as iodine-131, according to a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission news report.
City targets deadbeat vendors Some market vendors don’t pay tax RUTLAND — The city of Rutland’s Boar d of Aldermen would like to collect taxes from delinquent vendors at the downtown farmers' market, but Mayor Christopher Louras did not support the plan. While the tax does not apply to gro cerie at the local farm-
ers' market, it aims at carry-out prepared food sold by several vendors. City Treasurer Wendy Wilton noted that some vendors pay the tax while others ignor e it. She suggested the city enforce a food vendor license plan. Wilton suggested that farmers’ market vendors had an unfair advantage over the city’s restaurants who are honest and pay the tax.
Selectman resigns over civility issue PROCTOR — Pr octor Select Boar d member W illiam Dritschilo r esigned amid contr oversy last week. Boar d Chairman Eric Anderson accepted the resignation. Anderson said the boar d will appoint Dritschilo’s r eplacement at this week’s meeting. Several applicants had already submitted letters to the boar d by the March 25 dead-
line Dritschilo was elected to the board last year but still had two year left in his term. He r esigned the seat stating that he was unable to maintain a level of civility expected by voters.
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BLACK RIVER ACADEMY MUSEUM (BRAM) has scheduled its second annual walk for Saturday, April 30, 2011.
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(Last year, more than 70 walkers participated in BRAM’s walk through Ludlow.) This year, walk coordinator Sharon Combes-Farr has invited potential walkers to celebrate the arrival of spring during the three-mile long walk through the village.
The walk’s course starts and finishes at the Black River High School on Main Street in Ludlow.
It passes the Black River Academy Museum on High Street, along Dug Road out of town, turning South on route 103 and back through Main Street.
CHECK-IN IS AT THE BLACK RIVER HIGH SCHOOL AT 10 A.M. THE WALK BEGINS AT 10:30 A.M. Registration fee includes a T-shirt, entertainment, beverages, and snacks. (The first 100 walk registrants will receive t-shirts of the event.)
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CASTLETON — The New England Hockey W riters Division II/III All-Star teams and awar ds Josh Harrishave been finalized after tallying votes from Division II and III coaches along with respective media outlets throughout New England. Josh Harris of Castleton earned the Division II/III New England MVP thanks to an impressive sophomore season. Harris was tied for first in the nation in points (50 and assists (34) and also lit the lamp 16 times. He was named to the Division III All-America First Team on March 25 and he also earned ECAC East Player of the Year honors. The New England MVP was coached by the New England Coach of the Year, as Castleton head coach Alex Todd reaped the honor. He guided the Spartans to a 22-4-1 overall record, including a 15-3-1 record in the ECAC East. The 22 wins are the most in pro gram history and the four losses ar e the fewest in program history. Jim Logue, an assistant coach with Boston College for 18 years, was bestowed with the Parker/Y ork awar d for Contribution to New England hockey . Logue starr ed in net for BC fr om 1959-61 and has also coached at Merrimack and Salem State. For more complete listings ofAll-Stars and awards, including extensive archives, check www.newenglandallstars.com. This year ’s banquet will be held on Tuesday, April 13 at the Prince Restaurant in Saugus, Mass. The banquet will start at 6 p.m. All awards and All-Star teams will be presented at the gala. All coaches, student-athletes, family members and friends are encouraged to attend Tuesday’s banquet. Contact Pete Souris at (781) 245-2122 for information on attending this event. Cost is $35 per person.
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Joey Jam: wild and crazy winter fun Skiers, snowboarders in perfect harmony
According to Okemo’s Bonnie MacPherson, “many of the athletes sport mullets and retro hair -band wigs. Many Okemo staf f members and visiting guests get into the spirit of the day and many male staf f members sport bold mustaches and just for the occasion.” firstname.lastname@example.org MacPherson was on hand to document the event with her camera. She also was an inteLUDLOW — It may be spring on the calgral part of the action which included a panendar, but V ermont’s high slopes haven’t heard the news yet. And that’s a good thing el of judges who awarded points to the Joey because spring is the perfect time for Okemo contestants. Points awar ded to the contestants ar e Mountain’s annual Joey Jam, a unusual combased on ability to handle the “terrain-park” petition that brings together some of the features while playing the part of a Joey. northeast’s most accomplished skiers and “For added entertainment, each contestsnowboarders. ant had a few minutes with the microphone You have to see the Joey Jam to believe it. after performing on the snow,” MacPherson The event welcomes a wide variety of ages to participate — the idea is tohave fun in the said. In the Under-18 Division, first place went sun and snow. to Trevor McDonald, known as “T yrone the This year ’s event, the thir d annual celeTerrible”, 17, of Londonderry. He won a pair bration of its kind held here, took place last week and brought winter sports enthusiasts of Rossignol Skis. Lance Lichtensteiger, “Little Joey Donut”, to the Okemo resort from as far south as the 6, of Ludlow, took second place. Sunshine State. And this year ’s Joey Jam Rounding out the podium with third place boasted the best snow and the best performers in the short history of this one-of-a-kind was Ian Fitzpatrick, the “W ild Kid”, 9, of Claremont, N.H. alpine event. In the 18-and-Older , Adult Division, Take Steven Kel ly of Ludlow . Thi s local Steven Kelly—the type Joey—of Ludlow , snowman ended up winning Okemo’s top honors this year and he took home the grand was victorious. Second place went to V ictor “Dom” Luprize — a 1987 Kawasaki JS 550 stand-up jet cariell, 34, of Keyport, N.J. Charlie “Chaz” ski. Not a bad r eward considering the comKepler, 18, of Manchester Center , Vt., took petition plus that Kelly was the first Joey third. Jam champ in 2009. Thanks to a fr esh dumping of the heavy Kelly, a 33-year -old snowboar der, is an Ocean City, N.J., but he traded a surfboar d white stuff on April Fool’s Day, Okemo’s celfor a snowboard after moving to Ludlow six ebration of spring continued with slushpond skimming and a tug o’ war event last years ago. weekend. You have to get into the spirit of things if It may be spring on the calendar down be- The recent wild and crazy Joey Jam ski and snowboard event at Okemo Mt. Resor t in Ludlow sported a loyou’re going to get into the Joey Jam. That’s cal winner. Contestants of various ages came far and wide to enjoy the alpine fun. low, but on top of Okemo Mountain winter mean’s wearing classic Joey attir e— Photo by Bonnie MacPherson lingers on and on. stonewashed jeans, N.Y. Giants jackets, and 1980s retro neon skiwear.
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RUTLAND All Saints Anglican Church - An orthodox Anglo-Catholic Christian Community. Mass & Liturgy offered every Sunday at 4:00p.m. Childcare available. Handicap Accessible. Christian Education. 42 Woodstock Ave., Rutland (Services at Messiah Lutheran Church) 802-282-8098. Email: AllCelticStaintsRutland@comcast.net Alliance Community Fellowship - Howe Center, Sunday Worship 10:30a.m. Phone: 773-3613 Calvary Bible Church - 2 Meadow Lane, Rutland, VT 802775-0358. (2 blocks south of the Rutland Country Club) Sunday Worship Service 9:30a.m. Nursery care available. www.cbcvt.org Christ the King - 66 South Mail St. - Saturday Mass 5:15p.m., Sunday Masses 7:30, 9:30 & 11a.m. Church of the Nazarene - 144 Woodstock Ave., Pastor Gary Blowers 483-6153. Sunday School for all ages at 9:30a.m. Morning Worship at 10:30a.m., Evening Worship at 6:00p.m. & Wednesday Prayer at 7:00p.m., Children’s Church available during Worship Service. Church of Christ - 67 Dorr Dr., Sunday Worship 10:30a.m. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - North Strewsbury Rd., 773-8346. Sacrament 10a.m. Church of the Redeemer - Cheeney Hill Center, Cedar Ave., Sunday Service 10a.m. First Baptist Church - 81 Center St., 773-8010 - The Rev. Mark E. Heiner, Pastor. Sunday worship 10:30a.m., Sunday school 9:00a.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran - Hillside Rd. - Saturday Worship 5:30p.m., Sunday Worship 9:30a.m. Grace Congregational United Church of Christ - 8 Court St., 775-4301. Sunday Chapel Service 8:30a.m., Worship 10a.m. Green Mountain Baptist Church - 50 Barrett Hill Rd. , 747-7712. Sunday Worship 11a.m., Evening service 6p.m. Green Mountain Missionary Baptist Church 98 Killington Ave., 775-1482 Sunday Worship 11a.m. & 6p.m. Immaculate Heart of Mary - Lincoln Ave. Saturday Mass 4:30p.m., Sunday Mass 8 & 10:15a.m. Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses Gleason Rd. - Public Meeting 10a.m. Messiah Lutheran Church - 42 Woodstock Ave., 7750231. Sunday Worship 10a.m. New Hope in Christ Fellowship - 15 Spellman Terrace, 773-2725. Sunday Worship 10:15a.m. Pentacostals of Rutland County - Corner of Rt. 4 and Depot Lane, 747-0727. Evangelistic Service 6p.m. Roadside Chapel Assembly of God - Town Line Rd., 775-5805. Sunday Worship 10:25a.m. Rutland Jewish Center - 96 Grove St., 773-3455. Fri. Shabbat Service 7:30p.m., Sat. Shabbat Service 9:30a.m. Salvation Army - 22 Wales St. Sunday Worship 11a.m., Praise Service 1:30 p.m. Seventh-Day Adventist - 158 Stratton Rd., 775-3178. Saturday Worship 11a.m. St. Nicholas Orthodox Church - 8 Cottage St. Sunday Service 10a.m. St. Peter Church - Convent Ave. - Saturday Mass 5:15p.m., Sunday Masses 7:30 and 11:30a.m. Trinity Episcopal Church - 85 West St., 775-4368. Sunday Eucharist 8, 9 & 10a.m., Wed. 12:05p.m., Thurs. 9a.m., Morning Prayer Mon.-Sat. at 8:45a.m. True Vine Church of God - 78 Meadow St., 775-8880 or 438-4443. Sunday Worship 10:30a.m. • Training for Reigning, Wednesdays at 7p.m. Nursery available during Sun. & Wed. services. J.A.M. Sessions for teens bi-weekly Fridays at 7p.m.
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Wesleyan Church - North Chittenden, 483-6696. Sunday Worship 10a.m. CLARENDON The Brick Church - 298 Middle Rd. 773-3873. Sunday Worship 10a.m. Nursery Care Available. www.brickchruchvt.com Reformed Bible Church - Clarendon Springs, 483-6975. Sunday Worship 9:30a.m. FAIR HAVEN First Baptist Church - South Park Place, Sunday Worship 11a.m. First Congregational Church - Rt. 22A Sunday Worship 10a.m. Our Lady of Seven Dolors - 10 Washington St. Saturday Mass 5:15p.m., Sunday 8 & 9a.m. St. Luke’s - St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Sunday Worship 10:45a.m. United Methodist Church - West St., Sun. Service 8:30a.m. FORESTDALE Forestdale Wesleyan Church - Rt. 73 Sunday Worship 11a.m. St. Thomas & Grace Episcopal Church - Rt. 7, Brandon village: 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite 1 (traditional language). 9:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite 2 (contemporary language), with music. “Sunday Morning Program” for children preschool and older (during school year). Telephone: 247-6759, The Rev. Margaret (Margo) Fletcher, Priest-in-Partnership Grace Church - Rt. 73, Forestdale - part of St. Thomas & Grace Episcopal Church: May-July services held at St. Thomas, Brandon village (corner of Rt. 7 and Prospect): a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite 1 (traditional language.) 9:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite 2 (contemporary language), with music. “Sunday Morning Program” for children preshcool and older (during shcool year.) Telephone: 247-6759, The Rev. Margaret (Margo) Fletcher, Priest-in-Partnership. Living Water Assembly of God - 76 North Street (Route 53), Office Phone: 247-4542. Email: LivingWaterAssembly@gmail.com. Website: www.LivingWaterAOG.org. Sunday Service 10a.m. Wednesday Service 7p.m. Youth Meeting (For Teens) Saturday 7p.m. HUBBARDTON Hubbardton Congregational Church - Sunday Worship 10a.m. • 273-3303. East Hubbardton Baptist Church - The Battle Abbey, 483-6266 Worship Hour 10:30a.m. IRA Ira Baptist Church - Rt. 133, 235-2239. Worship 11a.m. & 6p.m. LEICESTER Community Church of the Nazarene - 39 Windy Knoll Lane • 9:30a.m. Worship Service, 11:00 a.m. Bible School, 6:00p.m. Evening Service. Wed. Evening 7:00p.m. Dare to care and Prayer. 3rd Sat. of the month (Sept.-May) 8a.m. Men’s breakfast St. Agnes’ Parish - Leicester Whiting Rd, 247-6351, Sunday Mass 8a.m. MENDON Mendon Community Church - Rt. 4 East, Rev. Ronald Sherwin, 459-2070. Worship 9:30a.m., Sunday School 11:00a.m. NORTH SPRINGFIELD North Springfield Baptist Church - 69 Main St., N. Springfield, VT • (802) 886-8107 Worship Services Sunday 10a.m.; Faith Cafe (discussion group) Sundays 11:15a.m.-12p.m.; Sunday School for children K-4; Bible Study Fridays 9:30a.m. Call us about our youth ministry program
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Women’s Bible Study Tuesdays at 10:30a.m. Unitarian Universalist Church - 117 West Street. Sunday Services through August 22 begin at 9:30a.m. No service on Sept. 5. Rev. Erica Baron. For further info call 802-775-0850. United Methodist Church - 71 Williams St., 773-2460. Sunday Service in the Chapel 8 and 10a.m. United Pentecostal Church - Corner of Rt. 4, Depot Lane, 773-4255. Sunday Services 9:30a.m. and 6p.m., Evangelical Service 5p.m. Wellspring of Life Christian Center - 18 Chaplin Ave., 773-5991. Sunday Worship 11a.m. BRANDON Brandon Congregational Church - Rt. 7 Sunday Worship 10a.m. Brandon Baptist Church - Corner of Rt. 7 & Rt. 73W (Champlain St.) Brandon, VT 802-247-6770. Sunday Services: 10a.m. Adult Bible Study, Sunday School ages 5 & up, Nursery provided ages 4 & under. Worship Service 11a.m. *Lords supper observed on the 1st Sunday of each month. *Pot luck luncheon 3rd Sunday of each month. Wednesdays 6:30p.m., Adult prayer & Bible study, Youth groups for ages 5 and up Grace Episcopal Church - Rt. 73, Forestdale February-April: 9am, Holy Eucharist; 9a.m. Sunday Morning Program for children preschool and older. 247-6759, The Rev. Margaret (Margo) Fletcher, Priest-in-Partnership LifeBridge Christian Church - 141 Mulcahy Drive, 247-LIFE (5433). Sunday Worship 9a.m., www.lifebridgevt.com, LifeGroups meet weekly (call for times and locations) Living Water Assembly of God - 76 North Street (Route 53), Office Phone: 247-4542. Email: LivingWaterAssembly@gmail.com. Website: www.LivingWaterAOG.org. Sunday Service 10a.m. Wednesday Service 7p.m. Youth Meeting (For Teens) Saturday 7p.m. St. Mary’s Parish - 38 Carver St., 247-6351, Saturday Mass 4p.m., Sunday Mass 9:30a.m. St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church - Rt. 7, Brandon Village. February-April services will be held at Grace Church, Rt. 73 Forestdale: 9a.m., Holy Eucharist; 9a.m. Sunday Morning Program for children preschool and older. 247-6759, The Rev. Margaret (Margo) Fletcher, Priest-in-Partnership United Methodist Church - Main St., 247-6524. Sunday Worship 10a.m. CASTLETON Castleton Federated Church - Rt. 4A - 468-5725. Sunday Worship 10:30a.m. Church of Christ - Bible study & services Sunday 10:00a.m. All are cordially welcome. Contact Mike Adaman 273-3379. Faith Community Church - Mechanic St., 468-2521. Sunday Worship 10:45a.m. Fellowship Bible Church - Rt. 30 North, 468-5122. Sunday Worship 10:45a.m. & 6p.m. Hydeville Baptist Church - Hydeville, Rt. 4A Sunday Worship 9:30a.m. 265-4047. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Saturday Mass 4p.m., Sunday 8:30a.m. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church - Main St. Sunday Worship 10:45a.m. third Sunday of the month. CHITTENDEN Church of the Wildwood United Methodist Holden Rd., 483-2909. Sunday Service 10:30a.m. Mt. Carmel Community Church - South Chittenden Town Hall, 483-2298. Sun. Worship 5:30p.m. St. Robert Bellarmine Roman Catholic Church - Saturday Mass 4p.m.
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health care policies with both a more dynamic analysis to forecast the increased beneficiary demand, and a more static analysis coupled with more rigorous gatekeeping to keep beneficiary demand (and the resulting costs) from increasing past budgeted levels. A recent Wall Street Journal article (March 22) discussing variations in states’ gate-keeping for another health-related service, disability insurance, shows why an optimistic forecast for rigorous medical gate-keeping in Vermont is very probably a mis-placed and insufficiently guarded prognosis: it turns out that Vermont is one of the dozen easiest states when measured as “the percent of Social Security Disability Insurance applications which received initial approval in 2010”, and Tennessee is one of the most rigorous; and yet, even Tennessee couldn’t keep its own TennCare under control. Vermont is already no. 1 in the nation for number of Medicaid recipients in managed care per poverty-level person, and no. 4 in the nation for per capita welfare expenditures, the Taxpayers’ Network reports. An approach which is so politically-incorrect that it hasn’t even been mentioned elsewhere, I’ll mention here: just as poor driving behavior produces higher vehicle insurance rates, poor personal health status, stemming from voluntary social recreational activity, food, tobacco, potable
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a third grader at Neshobe School. “We get asked how we got fr om hot, humid Australia to V ermont a lot,” Leon said. “W ell, we’ve been teaching in the Northern T erritory for eight years. Part of the incentive to teach in this remote r egion is that you earn points for the amount of time you teach for the territory schools. Margaret and I earned two years leave, so her e we are!” The Aussie couple found a comfortable house to rent in Goshen near Blueberry Hill and have enjoyed cross-country skiing and playing in the snow for the first time in their lives. “We knew Vermont was going to be cold, but we had no preconceptions about the place,” Leon Teacher Huiling Xu of Shanghai, China, is teaching added. “We’ve never seen snow before so here we Neshobe Elementary School students about the are—experiencing the worse Vermont winter in Chinese language, arts and culture. She will return 30 years. But we adjusted quickly. We like it. Still home to her husband and daughter later this year. I can’t comprehend how to describe this experiPhoto by Lou Varricchio ence to my Aboriginal students when we return home.” In northern Australia, students certainly don’t get “snow days” off from school, but they do get from page 1 “cyclone days”. “Well, half of the year we get blue sky and sunsince last fall. The husband and wife teaching shine,” Leon noted, “the other half we get humid, team qualified for a two-year -long sabbatical from theirAustralian jobs; they chose to travel the wet monsoon weather.” So how did this Down Under family keep world with their childr en. They included thr ee months in Vermont to learn more about life here warm during the Vermont winter of 2010-11? “It’s an easy place to keep warm,” Leon said. as well as observe local teaching methods. Both Syme children are enrolled in the Rutland “We didn’t bring a lot of warm clothes but we hit the thrift shops and got some quality wool gear.” Northeast Supervisory Union. Neva is an 8th To learn more about American teaching styles, grader at Otter Valley High School and Charlie is
Margaret volunteered as an aide in a classr oom at Neshobe. “I assisted Mrs. Faber with individual students,” she said. “I took on boar d quite a f ew ideas. It was fantastic. Neshobe is a very or ganized school. The staff and front office are wonderful.” Both parents have been familiar faces at both Neshobe and Otter Valley with after-school programs. The couple spent many weeks taking photographs and video footage to assemble a video about the schools; they plan to show to to their students and administrators back in Australia next year. Just last week, Leon and Mar garet presented Neshobe students with a fun show-and-tell program about life in Australia. Of keen inter est to the younger students assembled was Leon’s stories about working on a crocodile farm. “We have lots of dangerous crocs in Australia,” Margaret said. “The students wer e fascinated with Leon’s real-life story about a crocodile that made of with a little girl. I had one little boy ask me later if it was ok to swim here in Vermont. I told him Vermont didn’t have crocodiles.” The Mulvey-Syme family are ready to move on from with their sabbatical. They are leaving Vermont to travel to Denver , Chicago, and T oronto before heading off to France and then home. But in their wake ar e many friends and lots of exchanged e-mail addresses. Down the hall fr om Australian student Charlie Syme’s class is teacher Mrs. Huiling Xu class-
room. This 36-year-old Chinese educator has been a guest teacher at Neshobe School since the start of the 2010-11 school year. “I am teaching Neshobe students all about the Chinese language, writing, and cultur e,” the Shanghai resident said. With an exotic smile and excellent spoken English, it’s easy to see why students have become enamored of Mrs. Xu. She is bright and ener getic. And her obvious love of her native culture is infectious even as she enjoys and respects learning more about America, too. In the main hallway at Neshobe, Mrs. Xu stopped next to a lar ge map of the world. She placed a finger to the map, pinpointg the gr eat city and port of Shanghai, the most populous city in China at the mouth of the mightyYangtze River. “It is a very small world,” Mrs. Xu said. “And that’s why it is delightful to be her e and get to know the teachers, staff and students of Neshobe School. Everyone is very nice.” Mrs. Xu’s husband, Limning Kang, and their third-grade daughter, named Kang Kang, ar e back home in Shanghai. The young teacher won’t return home until later this year. And if she misses her distant family—as she must—she doesn’t let on. No matter, it’s clear that when Mrs. Xu leaves Neshobe School later this year , she’ll be sor ely missed by the entire community. It's a small world after all.
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Wednesday, April 6
CASTLETON—The Rutland Area Guidance Counselors are sponsoring a College Fair at the Castleton State College gymnasium from 9-11:30 a.m. Over 125 colleges will be in att endance. For more information or a complet e list of colleges who will be att ending please see y our guidance counselor , call Tracy L. Gallipo at 287-5861 ext. 241 or e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org. RUTLAND —The Vermont Rental Property Owners Association will hold their monthly meeting in the main conference room at the Godnick Adult Center 1 Deer St. at 7 p.m.The guest speaker will be Pam Petrie, Health Officer and Assistant Building Inspector for the City of Rutland. The pubic is invited. For further information call Ron at the Car mote Paint Store 775-4351 or email P at @ P MRofVRPOA@AOL.COM
Thursday, April 7
BRANDON —Hunter education classes at the Neshobe Sportsman Club at 97 Frog Hollow Rd. from 7-9 p.m. Questions, e-mail: email@example.com, or call 802-247-6516. LUDLOW —FOLA (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium) presents 'March of the Penguins' at 7:30 p.m. at the auditorium in Ludlow Town Hall. RUTLAND —Learn new ways to wear scarves and Buff headwear to complement an outfit or to protect you from the elements—cold, sun, and wind. Jenn Pattillo will be showing you how atTattersall’s Clothing, 96 Merchants Row. Classes at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Call 802-773-5007 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, April 8
RUTLAND —The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice (RAVNAH) 6-week, bi- weekly pr ogram f or those who ha ve exper ienced a loss thr ough death beginning on April 8 through June 17. The sessions will tak e place from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at RAVNAH at 7 Albert Cree Dr. in Rutland. Call 802-770-1516 to register. RUTLAND —Big F licks at theP aramount Theater: “Yankee D oodle Dandy ” (1942) with James Cagney, Walter Houston. A film of the life of musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan. One show only at 7:30 p.m. $6 for adults and $4 under12. WELLS —St. Paul's Episcopal Church, off the g reen in downt own Wells, will hold monthly rummage sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., rain or shine, both days. Saturday will be full bag for $3. Call Michelle at 802-645-0934.
Saturday, April 9
BRANDON- Fish Fry Dinner at the Neshobe Sportsman Club, 5-7 p.m. WELLS —Sugarhouse Dinner: all-maple feast like no other that y ou’ve even seen, 4:30-7 p.m. at the Modern Woodman Hall, Main Street (Route 30). Presented by the Wells United Methodist Church. Call 02-325-3203. WELLS —St. Paul's Episcopal Church, off the g reen in downt own Wells, will hold monthly rummage sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., rain or shine, both days. Saturday will be full bag for $3. Call Michelle at 802-645-0934.
Monday, April 11
BRANDON- Annual meeting of the Neshobe Sportsman Club 6 p.m. Pot luck dinner (bring a dish to share), 7 p.m. meeting with election of officers Contact members of the nominating committee Call 802-247-6516.
Tuesday, April 12
PITTSFORD —Otter Valley Aquarium Society video presentation at Pittsford’s Maclure Public Librar y by aquatic plant exper t K aren Randall from the Bost on area. This lecture, recorded at the Northeast Council of Aquarium Societies, covers her experiences on a recent trip to Thailand to collect native species of aquatic plants, at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, April 13
RUTLAND — Free Poultry Seminar at 7 p .m. at D enny’s Restaurant 361 So . Main St. (Rte 7 So.)Topics: Raising the Backyard Flock with Mackenzie Fitzpatrick, Blue Seal Feeds Refreshments! Door Prizes! Poultry Nutrition for the First Time Raiser or the Seasoned Poultry Enthusias. RUTLAND — Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice (RAVNAH) is hosting a bereavement workshop titled, “Becoming an Or phaned Adult” from 6-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 14
LUDLOW —The Garden Club of L udlow is pleased t o announce that it will hold its first meeting of the y ear 2011. The meeting will be held at the Unit ed Church of Ludlow on Pleasant Street at noon. Call 802-672-4041. LUDLOW —Archer Mayor, death investigator, deputy sheriff and author of the highly acclaimed, Vermont-based, Joe Gunther mystery series, will be speaking at 7 p.m. at Ludlow’s Fletcher Memorial Library. RUTLAND — Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice (RAVNAH) is hosting a bereavement workshop titled, “Becoming an Or phaned Adult” from noon-1:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 16
FAIRHAVEN —Roast Pork Supper at United Methodist Church, West Park Place. 5-7 p.m., $10 for adults, $4 for children under 12. Pork, gravy, vegetables (including mashed potatoes) slaw, rolls and assor ted pies. It is an "all y ou can eat" affair. Carry out available. BRANDON — Vermont native jazz musician Jonathan L orentz and his tr io will return to Brandon Music at 7 p .m. Tickets $15. Seating limit ed. Reser vations requested at 802-465-4071. BRANDON — Hunter education classes at the Neshobe Spor tsman Club at 97 Frog Hollow Rd. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; lunch provided by club. RUTLAND — Patti Casey with special guest, Susannah Blachley , at 7 p .m. at the Pyramid, 120 M erchants Row, downtown. Tickets $10 at the Pyramid , 802775-8080.
Sunday, April 17
BRANDON — Hunter education classes at the Neshobe Spor tsman Club at 97 Frog Hollow Rd. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; lunch provided by club.
Saturday, April 23
RUTLAND ——Big Flicks at the Paramounbt: “The Ten Commandants” (1956). Special East er scr eening. Star ring Char lton Hest on, Yul Br enner, Edwar d G. Robinson, Yvonne De Carlo. Cecil B. DeMille’s last film; 3 p .m. and 7:30 p .m. $6 for adults and $4 for those 12 and under.
Sunday, April 24
BRANDON — Youth Turkey Hunting event at the Neshobe Spor tsman Club at 97 Frog Hollow Rd. At the clubhouse BBQ 1 p.m. Celebrations at 2 p.m. Must pre-register at Dave's Forest Dale Grocery . Parent or Guardian must be sign registration forms. Youth hunter must be present at Celebration to win prizes. Raffle tickets also available.
job entails by cr eating the jobs and raising the income of those who work from page 1 the jobs. “The same money 10 years ago does Lara Bitler delivered the invocation. not cover such things as clothes and “The poet and suf fragist, Alice gas, since the cost of living is up,” he Meynell, once said, ‘Happiness is not a said. The budget passed the day bematter of events; it depends upon the fore, which he feels should make a diftides of the mind,’ said Bitler. “When a ference. Shumlin intends continued group of Rotarians make up their cuts and is “excited” about getting off minds to get a job done, it happens, oil, which equates to a huge economic practically ef fortlessly. Thus, happiopportunity. ness is br ought about worldwide. W e “Climate change is happening and ask blessings of such mindful works. can make it livable for our childr en,” Shalom, Namaste, Amen.” said Shumlin. “Our planet is fine, but Poultney School Board Chairperson, things within it are a problem.” It boils MaryJo T eetor, gave special thanks, down to economics, supply and desince the Rotary has raised mor ethan mand, and he emphasized that we $15,000 for the benefit of the Poultney need to move to independent, viable District schools. The pr oceeds fr om resources. this dinner will pr ofit the Poultney Shumlin said that as a business perHigh School students. son the government does not cre ate the After dinner , Mathewson intr ojobs, the people do, and the governduced Gov. Peter Shumlin, who had a ment must make the infrastr ucture number of anecdotes, one of which he changes. discussed the dif ference of his home“The agricultural futur e is best betown of Putney versus Poultney and fi- fore us than behind us. W e need to nally said, “I’m from Poulney.” make it her e and pr oduce and ship Another included his r ecent disapfrom here, as well as do our own manpearance. ufacturing.” “The toughest thing was going on “We want to gr ow and expand, and vacation,” he said, “I had a better tan we can. The young people are not comfrom the TV cameras on my way back. ing back unless we change the infraThat was my first four days of f in a structure. People migrating to New year.” Hampshire and New York will come Gov. Shumlin thanked the Rotarians back.” for the acknowledgement of the legisMore humor included how he had to lators, as well complimented the text his daughter during dinner and kitchen cr ew that he had lobster on mentioned how our youth will not pick steak. up the house phone, since they feel it’s For the remainder of the evening, he not for them. We all know how addictfocused on climate change, bro adband, ed our youth is to texting—the house marriage quality , health car e, infraphone seems only a relic to them. structure, r enewable ener gy, agriculWith healthcar e comes a tr ue chaltural future, budget and funds for stu- lenge. Shumlin mentioned how we dents. have quality care, but the pr oblem reShumlin’s agenda unites what the mains the cost. Whose pocket is it com-
Saturday, April 30
LUDLOW —Three Mile Walk for Local History for the Black River Academy Museum (BRAM). Check-in is at the Black River High School at 10 a.m. The walk begins at 10:30 a.m. Registration fee includes a T-shirt, entertainment, beverages, and snacks . A dults $20. F or details call 802-228-5050 or e -mail: email@example.com. MT. HOLLY —The Mt. Holly Volunteer Fire Department will host a roast-pork supper at 5 p.m. at Odd Fellows Hall in Belmont. Proceeds from the supper will benefit the Mt. Holly F ire Department Auxiliary. The dinner will be all y ou can eat style: adults $10, children under 12 $5. For details, call 259-3445. RUTLAND ——Big Flicks at the Paramount: “The BestYears of Our Lives” (1946). Starring Frederic March, Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Virginia Mayo at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. $6 for adults and $4 for those 12 and under.
ing out of is small business and the middle class for less and more co-pays. Not to mention the ambiguity of figuring out the bills fr om health car e providers. Focusing on education, Shumlin said that ther e r emains plenty of jobs but not enough V ermonters to fill them. “We’re missing math, science, computer technology, and engineering and need to break down the silos. Students learn their style and move out of the system to other alternative settings. We need to give them r ewards and incentives for staying here.” Shumlin feels the vision will raise income. “We can do right in V ermont and take on the tough battles.” Internet and br oadband connection will make a huge difference for the education of the state, along with continuing education opportunities to get a piece of the action. “It takes courage and tough choices,” said Shumlin, “Thank you for this opportunity and challenge.” Questions followed his speech and basically center ed upon the young farmers needing infrastr ucture, speed rail, and the closing of V ermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant by 2012. Shumlin feels that we can be the first with high speed rail in V ermont, and he said, “There’s plenty of juice on the market at a good price, and we need to emove r the r enewables in the best inter est of Vermont.” In attendance and supporting Shumlin included Sen. Peg Flory , Sen. Bill Carris, Rep. Andy Donaghy, Rep. Herb Font-Russell, Rep. Bill Canfield, Commissioner of T ourism Megan Smith, Nancy Hay of Fair Haven, John Malcolm of Pawlet, and Commissioner of Health Care Harry Chen.
NEW HAVEN — Police investigated an accident March 24 on Lime Kiln Road at its junction with Plank Road in New Haven. Vehicle 1, driven by Rachel Guy, 54, of Monkton, was traveling southbound on Lime Kiln Road; she failed to ascertain it was safe to go thr ough the posted stop sign at the junction of Plank Road. Vehicle 2, operated by Louise Chiola, 48, of New Haven, was traveling westbound on Plank Road and was passing thr ough the intersection when she was struck by Guy.
Man with a suspended license SALISBURY — On March 25, William Coon, 24, of Lake George, N.Y., was traveling northbound on U.S. Route 7 in Salisbury. He was stopped for a speeding violation and was discover ed to have a criminally suspended license. Coon was arr ested without issue a subsequent sear ch of the defendants vehicle uncover ed a pr escription medication which the defendant did not have a valid pr escription for. Coon was cited for both violations.
Brandon man arrested SALISBURY — Vermont State Police stopped Ezekiel A. Winborn, 28, March 25, for a defective equipment violation along U.S Route 7 in Salisbury. Investigation revealed that the accused was criminally suspended. A trooper arrested Winborn and seized the registration plates from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed by Thunder Towing. State Police booked and released Winborn on a citation to appear in Addison District Court.
Pittsford man cited PITTSFORD — On Mar ch 30, the Vermont State Police responded to the intersection of Route 7 and Sangamon Road in Pittsford to assist a Middlebury Police of ficer dealing with a criminally suspended driver . The operator , identified as Richard King, 33, of Pittsford, was suspended for a previous DUI. King was subsequently arre sted and transported to the barracks for pr ocessing. He was r eleased on a citation to appear in Rutland County District Court to answer to the charge of DLS.
Man arrested for gas thefts WEST RUTLAND — On Marc h 27, the Vermont State Police and the Rutland City Police Department responded to several reports of a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse automobile involved with stealing gas fr om a Stewart's Gas Station in Rutland City and West Rutland. Further investigation r evealed that Justin Mclaren, 21, of fair Haven, was operating the vehicle and pumped $36 of gas at the Stewart's in West Rutland and drove off with out paying. Mclaren was also on conditions of release for the same offense and was subsequently arr ested for Petit Lar ceny and V iolation of Conditions of Release. Mclaren was lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional Center for lack of $5,000.
Police charge Rutland man RUTLAND — On March 26, a Vermont State Police tropper stopped Eric Lynds, 30, of Rutland on Jefferson Street in the City of Rutland for driving with a criminally suspended license. Lynds was found to have been operating a 2008 Hummer H3 on W oodstock Avenue in the City of Rutland. A check of Lynds's license at the scene found that his privilege to operate a motor vehicle was criminally suspended in the State of V ermont after collecting a total of four prior DUI convictions. L ynds was subsequently arrested and processed at the Rutland barracks. Lynds was later released with a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court (Criminal Division) at a later date and time.
Man to appear in court RUTLAND — On Mar ch 25, a member of the V ermont State Police stopped Arlyn R. Sunderland Sr., 37, of Brandon on W oodstock Avenue in Rutlandfor driving with a criminally suspended license. A check of Sunderland's license at the scene found that his privilege to operate a motor vehicle was criminally suspended in the State of V ermont. Sunderland was subsequently issued a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court (Criminal Division) at a later date and time.
Two women charged in fight RUTLAND — On March 26, Vermont State Police in Rutland came upon two females engaged in a physical fight inside of a vehicle in the driveway of Wendy’s Restaurant on North Main Street. A trooper separated the females, Felicia Ackley, 23, of Rutland, and Meaghan Morris, 25, of Proctor. Investigation revealed that both Morris and Ackley were intoxicated. Ackley was screened for DUI and arrested. Ackley was later released with a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court at a later date and time to answer to the charge of DUI. Neither Morris norAckley, who were friends, wished to pursue any criminal char ges against each other.
Skier lost, then found KILLINGTON — On March 27, Lance Bookbinder, 20, of Uniondale, N.Y., went out of bounds while skiing at the Killington Ski area at 3:36 p.m. Bookbinder was lost in the woods for an hour and half. He was later located at Brewers Corners on Wheelerville Road by the V e rmont State Police. Bookbinder stated he had skied off the Frolic Trail on the mountain. There were no injuries.
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Planetoid, protoplanet— Vesta
on’t think for a moment that icy, distant Pluto is alone in the ongoing astronomical game to redefine well-know bodies inside our solar system. Some astronomers classify Pluto as a dwarf planet rather than as the ninth major planet—fine, but other researchers still cling to Pluto’s discoverer Clyde Tombaugh’s identification of this distant world as the real McCoy, a planet. No matter, it’s likely that this reclassification revolution, so near-and-dear to astronomers, will continue for years to come. Now there’s a new naming battle brewing: some astronomers are wondering how to reclassify Vesta, the solar system’s largest asteroid or planetoid. According to Dr. Tony Phillips of NASA, astronomers consider Vesta to be an asteroid because it is within the main asteroid belt—between the planets Mars and Jupiter. Yet there’s something very weird about it. Unlike its tumbling neighbors in the main belt, Vesta is no lightweight asteroid. And unlike its rocky pals (most only 100 kilometers wide and smaller), Vesta is big—530 kilometers in diameter. That’s almost planet sized or rather
dwarf-planet sized. “On March 29, 1807, German astronomer Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers spotted Vesta as a pinprick of light in the sky. Two hundred and four years later, as NASA's Dawn spacecraft prepares to begin orbiting this intriguing world, scientists now know how special this world is, even if there has been some debate on how to classify it,” Dr. Phillips told Seeing Stars. While Dr. Phillips doesn’t take sides in NASA’s emerging Vesta debate, Dr. Tom McCord, a NASA Dawn coinvestigator, most definitely does. "I don't think Vesta should be called an asteroid," said Dr. McCord. "Not only is Vesta so much larger, but it's an evolved object, unlike most things we call asteroids." Dr. McCord points to Vesta’s layered structure (with a core, mantle and crust) as the reason why it’s more aligned with the terrestrial planets—Mercury, Earth, Venus and Mars—than the lumpy asteroids. “Vesta had sufficient radioactive material inside when it coalesced, releasing heat that melted rock and enabled lighter layers to float to the outside. Scientists call this process differentiation,” Dr. Phillips explained. “That’s why Dawn
scientists prefer to think of Vesta as a protoplanet which is the next step up from a planetoid. It is a dense, layered body that orbits the Sun and began in the same fashion as Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars, but somehow never fully developed.” Dr. Phillips also said “Other space rocks have collided with Vesta and knocked off bits of it. Those became debris in the asteroid belt known as Vestoids, and even hundreds of meteorites that have ended up on Earth. But Vesta never collided with something of sufficient size to disrupt it, and it
Lou Varricchio, M.Sc., was a science writer at the NASA Ames Research Center in California. He maintains his space agency connections through the NASA-JPL Solar System Ambassador Program, an education outreach effort of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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remained intact. As a result, Vesta is a time capsule from that earlier era.” Asteroid, planetoid, protoplanet? How astronomers will ultimately classify Vesta is unknown, but NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is about to get some up close views of this oh, so very heavenly body. Stay tuned.
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Wagon................................................................................... $2,495 Ford Escape AWD, V6, Automatic, Loaded, Blue.......................................................... $7,995 Dodge Neon Silver..................................................................................................... $2,995 Dodge Pickup Black................................................................................................... $2,495 Ford Explorer 4x4, Green.......................................................................................... $3,495 Dodge 4x4 Extra Cab Red....................................................................................... $3,995 Eagle Vision Green.................................................................................................... $1,695 Chevy Extra Cab 4x4 Pickup Blue.......................................................................... $4,995 Jeep Wrangler 4x4 6 Cyl., Green............................................................................. $3,995 VW Jetta 1 Owner........................................................... .......................................... $3,995 Buick Regal 1 Owner........................................................... ...................................... $2,995 Chevy Cavalier Teal, 1 Owner................................................................................... $1,495 Ford Escape AWD, Silver, 1 Owner.............................................................................. $3,995 Vovlvo V70 Wagon Green....................................................................................... $1,695 Ford Taurus Maroon, 1 Owner.................................................................................... $3,995 Subaru Outback Wagon AWD, Green....................................................................... $2,995 Subaru Outback Wagon AWD, Black, VDC................................................................ $4,995 Dodge Grand Caravan Maroon................................................................................ $4,500 Dodge Custom Van Red........................................................................................... $3,995 Jeep Cherokee White, Automatic................................................................................ $1,795 Dodge Stratus 4 Door, Automatic.............................................................................. $2,995 Lincoln Town Car 4 Door, Loaded.............................................................................. $3,995 Chevy Extra Cab 4x2, White.......................................................... ........................... $2,495 Dodge Durango Silver, V8, Auto, 3 Seats.................................................................... $2,995 Ford Explorer Green, 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2010 Chevrolet Impala
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