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Springfield inmate threatened governor From Staff & News Reports

newmarketpress@denpubs.com SPRINGFIELD — On Jan. 26, the Vermont State Police were notified of a threatening letter that had been sent to the Office of Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) from an inmate the Southern State Correctional Facility, located on the Charlestown Road in Springfield. Through the course of the investigation, detectives learned that Dakota Gardner, 21, of Springfield, sent several letters to Shumlin threatening violence against him and his family. At the time of the incident, Gardner was incarcerated at the Southern State Correctional Facility located in Springfield stemming from a 2009 arrest by the Brattleboro Police Department for aggravated assault. As a result of the investigation, Gardner was cited for three counts of disorderly conduct and is cited to appear in Windsor County Criminal Court. Gardner remains in custody at the Southern State Correctional Facility, which is a Central Level male facility with 370 beds, not including the admissions area. It started operations as Vermont’s newest facility on Oct. 6, 2003 when it accepted its first offenders.

CHESTER — Americans on average spend about 90 percent of their time indoors, and 65 percent of that time is spent in the home. The condition of a home (including the presence of chemical and environmental contaminants), its age, the occupants (especially pets and smokers) can have a significant impact on the health of the family residing there. For children like little Jada Grisczenkow of Chester, who suffers from asthma, the condition of the home is especially significant. At age three, Jada was diagnosed with asthma, a disorder that causes the lungs to swell and narrow, leading to wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and chronic and uncontrollable coughing. She and her other three sisters, also asthma sufferers, are classified as ‘sensitive populations,’ whose condition can leave them especially vulnerable to the presence of allergy-and non-allergy causing substances like dust, chemicals, mold, pollen and dander. These substances exist as potential triggers which can exacerbate asthmatic states. A new Healthy Homes Initiative being launched by Lead Safe and Healthy Homes (LSHH), a program of Parks Place Community Resource Center in Bellows Falls, seeks to ameliorate in-home, environmental hazards that contribute to conditions like asthma, as well as a long list of other health-related problems. As part of the initiative, free, comprehensive healthy home assessments are available (to families with young children who reside in Wind-

The Grisczenkow family of Chester are living better thanks to Lead Safe and Healthy Homes. ham County, southern Windsor County and parts of nearby New Hampshire) that promote safe homes. The service provided by LSHH is intended to not only educate parents about hazards that may exist in the home but also provide the resources to make a difference. The program has received funding to underwrite the purchase of tangible resources

for parents to address indoor hazards, including dehumidifiers, allergy proof bedding, child proofing supplies and the free use of HEPA vacuum cleaners. The Grisczenkows, who live in Chester, were a recent beneficiary of the initiative. The family is both confident that the asthma related problems experienced by Jada and her siblings will decrease, and

thankful for the increased knowledge and resources gained to combat hidden dangers that are largely preventable. Lead Safe and Healthy Homes is a non-profit program of Parks Place Community Resource Center. To schedule a free assessment, call 4639927 ext. 208 or 207 or email Brianne@parksplacevt.org.

Rutland Southwest teachers end strike From Staff & News Reports

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POULTNEY – The teachers and boards of the Rutland Southwest Supervisory Union moments ago reached a tentative agreement on a multi-year contract, bringing a six-day strike to a close. The deal came after almost 12 hours of talks with a federal mediator, and represents the first time the sides have come to a contract accord in more than 645 days. “It was clear that both sides really wanted to do the hard work necessary to reach a settlement that is fair to us, fair to our fellow taxpayers and good for our schools and students,” said Kaitlin Cioffi, a Poultney High School biology teacher and the spokeswoman for teachers in the Poultney Teachers Association, the Rutland Southwest Education Association and the Middletown Springs Education Association. “We have missed our classrooms, and look forward to getting to work doing what we love: teaching our students.” Details of the deal will be released once it has been ratified by teachers and each of the school boards in Poultney, Wells, Middletown Springs and Tinmouth. Classes were expected to resume this morning.

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WALLY - 3 year old. Neutered Male. Domestic Short Hair Black & White Tiger. I am Mr. Affectionate himself. I could just sit on your lap all day and have you pet me. I came to RCHS as a stray on March 21. I have a cute little white spot on my nose that looks like I stuck my nose in wet paint - I say it just adds to my cuteness. I really love to play, just wait until you see how fast I can spin around. ALF - 1.5 year old. Neutered Male. Domestic Long Hair Gray. I am quickly becoming a staff favorite here at the shelter. It really is easy to fall in love with me - I mean just look at me. I am an extremely good looking guy if I do say so myself. I really like to play and to have a nice scratch behind the ear. I came into RCHS as a stray on March 5 - can you believe it? If you are looking for a super kitty to add to your home I am the boy for you.

POULTNEY – Green Mountain College will host James Gustave "Gus" Speth as the speaker at the annual Thomas L. Benson Lecture, April 19 at 2:30 p.m. in Ackley Hall. Speth is a professor of law at the Vermont Law School in South Royalton, Vt., and distinguished senior fellow at Demos and the United Nations Foundation. Speth is the former Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale. Speth will also receive an honorary degree from the College. The title of his address is “America the Possible: Realizing a New American Dream.” From 1993 to 1999, Speth served as administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and chair of the U.N. Development Group. Prior to his service at the U.N., he was founder and president of the World Resources Institute; professor of law at Georgetown University; chairman of the U.S. Council on Environmental Quality; and senior attorney and cofounder, Natural Resources Defense Council. Throughout his career, Speth has provided leadership and entrepreneurial initiatives to many task forces and committees whose roles have been to combat environmental degradation, including the President’s Task Force on Global Resources and Environment, the Western Hemisphere Dialogue on Environment and Development, and the National Commission on the Environment. Speth’s many publications include “The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment”, and “Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability; Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment”, and “Worlds Apart: Globalization and the Environment”. The Benson Lecture Series, named in honor of former Green Mountain College President Thomas L. Benson, aims to bring visionary speakers of national and international significance to the college campus.

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Team to monitor Spoonerville Brook From Staff & News Reports

newmarketpress@denpubs.com SPRINGFIELD — Spoonerville Brook is a small stream that tumbles off high ground in North Springfield. On its way to the Black River, the brook runs along Spoonerville Road and channel through the fringes of local neighborhoods and backyards. A biomass incinerator is being proposed for the area and the plant’s leachfield, to process 129,000 gallons of wastewater, is being sited close to the brook. The stream empties into the Black River approximately 1,000 feet away. The Black River Action Team, a local river watch group, will be monitoring the health of the brook this summer, so it can build a file of environmental data. If and when the incinerator is built, team officials said they will be better able to track conditions, recognize trends, and

note any changes. “One way we'll monitor is by doing an annual inventory of stream creatures -- certain insect larvae live part of their lives under the surface and a few are particularly sensitive to adverse conditions,” said Kelly Stettner of Black River Action Team. “Another way we'll monitor is by sampling the water itself, recording temperature, pH, and the presence and levels of metals and dissolved materials through conductivity,” she noted. “To do this, we need a specialized piece of equipment. To buy it, we're participating in a fundraising effort. Every dollar helps, and pledges will only be collected once, and if, the $200 goal is reached before the deadline; it would be best if the $200 goal is reached by the end of April, so the BRAT has time to order the meter and begin monitoring in May.” For more information, drop by the BRAT office at 101 Perley Gordon Rd. in Springfield.

College speaker is green jobs leader POULTNEY – Green Mountain College’s commencement speaker for 2012 is Majora Carter and has been described as a "power broker" in the green jobs movement by the New York Times. Carter is president of Majora Carter Group Consulting, and will address GMC graduates at the college’s 175th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12, at 10 a.m. Carter will also receive an honorary doctor of laws degree from GMC. The youngest of ten children growing up in the South Bronx, Carter graduated from Bronx High School of Science, studied film at Wesleyan University, and received an MFA from New York University in 1997. While at NYU, she had to return to her family's home in Hunts Point in the South Bronx for financial reasons, inadvertently launching her career as a community visionary and entrepreneur. Majora Carter Carter founded and led Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx) from 2001-2008. During her tenure, SSBx initiated the Bronx Environmental Stewardship Training program, one of the nation's first urban green collar training and placement systems; and pushed legislation and policy that fueled demand for those jobs. Carter hosts the Peabody Award-winning public radio series “The Promised Land”. Since 2008 the Majora Carter Group has developed climate adaptation, urban agribusiness, and leadership development strategies for business, government, foundations, universities and economically under-performing communities. Her many honors include a MacArthur Fellowship. She was named Fast Company magazine's 100 most creative people in business, and Essence magazine's 25 Most Influential African-Americans. She serves on the boards of the U.S. Green Building Council and The Wilderness Society.

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s it just me or are there still a few law-abiding, logically minded Vermont citizens remaining to seriously question why the Vermont State Senate would pass a bill (S. 238) that would OK the creation of a committee to study whether illegal immigrants should be given driver ’s licenses/I.D. cards? Why would certain state senators want to go out of their way to promote illegal immigration since it is clearly against the law in the first place? Some of us might brand these senators as future lawbreakers, that is, if such a measure is ever made “legal” in Vermont. Wouldn’t there be consequences to such lawbreakers? According to a public-interest letter I received in the mail (it was distributed by a citizens group opposed to S.238 and its Senate supporters), “In an earlier form, the bill would have authorized the issuance of licenses and I.D. cards. The change suggests that senators recognize the public is not in favor of giving illegal immigrants licenses. The purpose of the Senate’s study committee is to ‘justify’ passing the legislation next year.” I have never understood the passions stirred up just for giving a pass to illegal aliens. So what other laws would we be eager to circumvent? No matter how sympathetic my friends and family members care to argue in favor of illegal immigration, I will never support it. I oppose it on legal, practical, and philosophical grounds. Our nation has been built on a foundation of laws, so let’s follow them especially when they make practical sense. Intentionally setting out to erode our immigration laws, as well as our sovereign borders, makes no practical or legal sense. It is a highly dangerous, ill-conceived plan.

I think it’s obvious that the politics of special interests in Vermont are behind the eagerness to make it easy for illegals here. (Dare I mention a certain political party, fly-by-night construction companies and others looking for cheap labor that won’t get uppity about no benefits or manure on their boots?) Again, the letter I received stated that, “We already know that giving illegal immigrants a license is a national security risk. It will also attract fraudulent license applications from across the nation and enable illegal immigrants to hold jobs that should be reserved for citizens and legal residents. We need to convince the House to defeat this bill and convince Gov. Peter Shumlin, who currently supports the measure, to veto it if it passes.” I agree that S.238 is radioactive; it is such a terrible, cynical bill that it deserves to be soundly defeated. And those who support it need to be held in the spotlight for electorial review. As a grandson of legal Italian immigrants, I know my lawabiding grandparents, now deceased, would have been appalled with what is going on today. They would have wondered why certain political and business leaders–as well as agendadriven special interest groups–seem to reinforce our growing distrust of government and the legal system–and all for the sake of self interest. Legal immigration is the way we should always welcome new residents to Vermont, like the joyous legal swearing-in ceremony held at the Beeman School in New Haven April 9. It’s time to remind our governor and elected representatives of that fact. Let’s make the path to legal immigration in Vermont easier than merely accommodating illegal immigration and diminishing our legal heritage. Louis Varricchio

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fine young, not married couple–both teachers–visited me last weekend. Funny, I’d even think to write, “not married”. Christian upbringing is ingrained in my mind, I guess. No matter, they were perfect guests, very considerate. For example, knowing their arrival time would be approximately 8:30 p.m., Steve understood that’s past most folk’s dinner hour and realized I might hold off from my evening meal until they arrived in case they hadn’t eaten yet. Steve let me off the hook while detailing the couple’s departure and arrival by including the fact they’d eat dinner along the way. His consideration of my normal eating schedule allowed me to choose when I’d eat. He added that his girlfriend was a fantastic baker and they’d be bringing a home baked desert, and I could save room for desert for when they arrived. Many guests wouldn’t have thought my evening through when putting their own schedule together. Of course, I could have asked, “Will you be eating on the road, or should I have something for you when you arrive?” But Steve was far ahead of the game in explaining the specifics of his travel and arrival before I had time to inquire his plans. Great guests do not grow on trees. Nor do great hosts. My house is comfortable, new, sizable, warm, welcoming, with an outstanding view and a crapload of turnaround space, which one shouldn’t discount. Guests have a cozy bedroom with a view, a comfy bed, and their own living area, that includes a bathroom, a rather large lounge space, and a full laundry room. “Make yourself at home,” is a cliché I offer; if I’m free I give my time liberally to the needs and desires of my guests. So, I’ll give myself an A grade, considering all of that, if you don’t mind. But overall, as a host, I’d grade myself only above average. How do I drop from an A, to just above average? Well, I don’t supply washcloths. When I started to entertain guests at my home and went out to buy extra towels, it didn’t dawn on me to buy matching washcloths (until the first time my sister visited). Seems she’s a user of washcloths. How one kid in a family becomes a washcloth user and another doesn’t, I can’t say. No, wait, I can say. I think my folks taught us to use a washcloth. Yeah, they taught us to wet the cloth, then soap the cloth, then soap a wet area, resoap the cloth, soap another wet area, until all areas of your body where sufficiently soaped, then rinse the cloth of soap, and use

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it to wipe away the soap and schmegma away from all the prewetted areas you’d soaped. I think that’s how it went. Meanwhile, genius that I am, I figured out all I needed to do was soap my hands, lather my dampened body, rinse, towel off, dress, and get the hell to the kitchen tonk. And I’ve rarely if ever had any one suggest I’m dirty. In theory, the washcloth method seems doable. But, actually try and do it; it’s not doable. The area on the cloth you apply the soap on is hard to cover evenly for one thing, because application is only possible to the part of the cloth covering the palm of you hand. And the cloth is limp, wet, and slippery, and hard to hold, and it flaps around all over the place when you’re washing down parts of yourself, leaving some areas well soaped and others sparsely so. Tell me, please, what’s drier, harder, scratchier and more abrasive than a dry washcloth bent over the towel rack? I’d rather run my finger nails down a chalkboard then pick up a dry washcloth. Oh, can you think of another offensive characteristic of a washcloth? No? Well, how about the smell? Putrid. You’d think something that had been smothered in soap and water would smell great when it dries. Weird. Washcloth washing is a bathing technique that needn’t exist, because it’s totally unnecessary. The good Lord gave us hands, ladies and gentlemen. I reached out to my Facebook friends with this status update recently: “Writing today about the washcloth. You use? I don’t. Any thoughts? Should we do away with them?” My two pages, one personal, one public figure, received 77 comments and 25 likes. It seems folks don’t use them to wash themselves. A good number of folks use them, but mostly for washing anything but themselves like cars, machine parts, sinks, tubs, kids, babies behinds. A gal working in a nursing home said she would be lost without them. (I didn’t care to ask her for details.) Overall from my Facebook feedback, I have decided most aren’t into washcloths for personal cleaning use. So, I’m going to up my grade as a host from above average to a solid B+. Come to my house and stay; we’ll have a ball, just BYOWC. Rusty DeWees tours Vermont and Northern New York with his act “The Logger.” His column appears weekly.


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News of the Week Interns, grads wanted in Killington KILLINGTON - College students and recent post grads looking for valuable experience working with sports and recreation, people with disabilities and/or non-profit management may wish to apply to one of the many internships that Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports has available this summer. The internships are important to successfully run the largest year-round disabled sports non-profit organization in the state, and Vermont Adaptive's staff is seeking individuals with a diverse talent background. "All of our current program coordinators were interns with us prior to becoming a part of the staff," said Erin Fernandez, executive director of Vermont Adaptive. "While we don't guarantee employment upon completion of an internship with us, we do give our interns a tremendous amount of hands-on experience that is applicable to many careers in disability advocacy, recreation, sports management or outdoor education. We strongly believe that sports and recreation provide a physical, mental and social experience that is immeasurable in promoting selfconfidence and independence in an individual. We expect our interns to share in our passion." An internship with Vermont Adaptive is full time, the duration of which will be determined by the type of position. Summer 2012 internships are available in adaptive cycling, climbing, paddling and program coordination. Interns also assist with other outdoor recreational opportunities like hiking, horseback riding, and more. In addition to the six program positions available, there are also opportunities for development and outreach interns and other areas of interest within non-profit administration. Interns must be available to work flexible hours including weekends, evenings and holidays. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting with the overall operations of Vermont Adaptive programs specific to the internship location, working with volunteers and staff of the organization as well as its partners, attending local outreach events, maintaining and repairing equipment, helping with special events throughout the state, and assisting with volunteer training days. For specific details about each internship and contact information, interested students should visit www.vermontadaptive.org/interns.php to learn more and download an application. Questions also can be directed to Program Supervisor Dave D'Angelo, at 353-3178.

Krans completes combat training FAIR HAVEN – U.S. Army Pfc. Samuel D. Krans has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Krans is the son of Mark Krans of Carver Street, Brandon, and brother of Timothy Krans of Leicester. He is a 2008 graduate of Fair Haven Union High School.

The Springfield Community Chorus kicked off its 45th year in Ludlow recently.

Springfield Chorus kicks off 45th season LUDLOW – The Springfield Community Chorus, a group of about 40 singers, celebrated its 45th year of bringing choral music to the Springfield area in Ludlow recently. “This is the first year we’ve been invited to sing at the newly refurbished Ludlow Town Hall, at 39 Depot Street, and the Chorus is excited about this opportunity to expand our audience,” according to David Almond, a member of the chorus. “The chorus has several singers from Ludlow, who are happy about singing in their own town.”

The chorus performed at the recent concert which featured choruses from operas and stage musicals. Director Ken Olsson is in his second season with the chorus. “His favorite kind of music is musical theater, opera and musicals, and he brings to the chorus an excellent command of this genre of music,” said Almond. “Our piano accompanist this year is Vladimir Odinokikh who lives in New Hampshire. Among the opera choruses the chorus will be performing during the season are “Pilgrim’s Chorus” from

Tannhauser, by Wagner; “Anvil Chorus” from Il Trovatore by Verdi; “Butterfly’s Entrance” from Madame Butterfly by Puccini; “The Easter Chorus” from Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni. The Chorus will also sing songs from Hello Dolly, The Music Man, West Side Story, and Les Miserables. If you missed the Ludlow performance, the Springfield Community Chorus will be repeating the concert during the coming months. There is no admission fee for chorus concerts, but donations are invited.

Red Cross disaster class in Rutland RUTLAND — The American Red Cross will present “Disaster Services: An Overview” at the Red Cross offices at 117 Strongs Ave. in Rutland, on Monday, April 23, 6-9 p.m.. The presentation will provide an introduction on how a person can volunteer with the American Red Cross so that they can help area communities prevent, prepare for and respond to disaster. Responding to local disasters requires the combined efforts of local and state resources, including private and governmental organizations. Among those community partners is the American Red Cross, a non-governmental non-profit. American Red Cross disaster responses are carried out on a local level by volunteer Disaster Action Teams. “Disaster Services: An Overview” serves as an introduction to Red Cross disaster services and how the Disaster Action Team volunteers fit into disaster response in their area. While the presentation is an introduction to becoming a volunteer American Red Cross Disaster Action Team member, and serves as a prerequisite for all Red Cross disaster training, anyone in the community who is interested in hearing the materials presented in this class is welcome. To register, contact Debbie Lee of the Vermont and the New Hampshire Valley American Red Cross. She can be reached at debra.lee@redcross.org or by calling her at 773-9159.

Third grader, Jack Burke working with eighth grader Scarlet Stanhope on a Robotics assignment.

Schools team up for robotics project SPRINGFIELD — Kurn Hattin Home and School students are learning about robotics in their science class. The robots they’re creating are made from kits purchased with a grant from the UVM Extension. There are three robotic projects. The Robogator is a robot which walks and has eyes that are sensors. When it senses movement, it approaches and opens and closes its mouth in a biting motion. The Colorsorter is a robot which identifies the color of balls that are put in its holding area. The Humanoid is a human-like robot that walks and

talks. Science teacher Tom Fontaine invited Marge Ladd’s third grade class from the Westminster Center School to visit and participate in this science unit on robotics at Kurn Hattin. The visiting students worked with the Kurn Hattin 7th and 8th graders and constructed and programmed the Robogator and the Colorsorter. The visiting class enjoyed working with the older students who were visibly proud of their work and being able to share their expertise.


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newmarketpress@denpubs.com RUTLAND – U.S. Department of Agriculture Eastern Regional Forester Chuck Myers, acting as appeal deciding officer, upheld Forest Supervisor Colleen Madrid’s decision to select an alternative to approve the construction of a 15-turbine wind energy facility on the Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont, which will provide enough electricity to power about 13,000 homes annually. Myers’ decision is in response to four of seven administrative appeals received during a 45-day appeal period that ended on February 24. Two appeals were withdrawn during informal disposition meetings between the Forest Service and individual appellants. One appeal was dismissed due to the appellant not submitting comments during two separate public comment periods, prior to filing an appeal. Major concerns raised in the appeals included effects of the wind turbine facility on black bears, bats, and birds, as well as visual and noise concerns. Regional Forester Myers’ decision to uphold Madrid’s decision includes specific direction to consider information in an updated U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report on the effects of white-nose syndrome on bat mortality, issued on Jan. 17. The announcement is based on a review of the individual

appeals relative to the forest’s extensive environmental analysis and record of decision for the proposal to construct and operate a commercially viable, utility-scale wind energy facility on the national forest in the towns of Searsburg, and Readsboro. The proposed wind facility would be next to the Searsburg Wind Facility operated by Green Mountain Power Company on private land. The facility will consist of 15 2.0 megawatt turbines that will stand 389 feet tall, from the ground to blade tip. The turbines are expected to produce approximately 92,506 MWh with a nameplate capacity of 30 megawatts. The Green Mountain National Forest accepted the formal application from Deerfield Wind, LLC, owned by Iberdrola Renewables, in November 2004. For projects of this magnitude, the Forest Service is required to conduct a National Environmental Policy Act review process, which includes in-depth analysis, scientific studies, and public participation. The Forest Service began the NEPA process for the proposal in July 2005. A similarly required state review process conducted by the Vermont Public Service Board formally began in 2007. The board concluded its review in July 2009, with a decision to approve construction and operation of a 15-turbine configuration, subject to specific conditions. Three other alternatives were considered through the federal NEPA process, in addition to the selected alternative. These alternatives included:

The original proposal presented by the applicant, known as the Proposed Action, was to construct 17 state-of-the-art 2.0 megawatts turbines. Ten turbines would have been constructed on the west ridge and seven would have been constructed on the east ridge, adjacent to the existing Searsburg Wind Facility. The anticipated annual electricity generation for this alternative would have been approximately 99,776 MWh, with a total nameplate capacity of 34 megawatts, enough to meet the annual needs of 14,000 average homes. Another alternative, known as Alternative 3, would have built 7 turbines on the east ridge and no turbines on the west ridge. This alternative would produce approximately 41,084 MWh, with a nameplate capacity of 14 megawatts, enough to meet the annual needs of about 5,800 average homes. A “No Action” alternative, which is required by law and federal regulation. The U.S. Forest Service intends to authorize the project by issuing a special use permit to Deerfield Wind, LLC to use up to 80 acres of National Forest System land. A special use permit will also be issued to Central Vermont Public Service to facilitate the distribution of the power generated by the project over the transmission lines that it currently owns. The Green Mountain National Forest is required by regulation to wait 15 days after Regional Forester Myers’ decision is issued, before it issues a special use permit or otherwise allows implementation of the project. Once constructed, this would be the first commercial-scale wind energy project on National Forest System lands.

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April 19, 7 p.m., well known wildlife expert Forrest Hammond, a biologist with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, will discuss bears in Vermont. Hammond has worked as a wildlife biologist in Wyoming studying the food habits of black bears and then as the grizzly bear biologist for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department before returning to his home

state of Vermont. In Vermont he is the leader of the department's black bear and turkey programs. Every spring the black bear becomes a topic of conversation and merits an article in the newspapers. In his presentation, Mr. Hammond will enlighten us in the characteristics , feeding habits, environment and the abundance of black bears, the

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Green and Davidson sweep NAC awards CASTLETON — Sophomore Alex Green (Braintree, Vt.) was named the NAC Player of the Week and freshman Zach Davidson (So. Burlington, Vt.) was honored as the NAC Freshman of the Week as Castleton swept the conference's weekly men's lacrosse awards. Green returned to the Spartan lineup after missing six games due to injury, posting 20 points over four games to help Castleton to a perfect 4-0 week. The 2011 NAC Rookie of the Year scored 13 goals and passed off sev-

en assists, including a two-goal, three-assist performance in a tightly contested 9-8 win over Southern Maine. The sophomore attackman also grabbed eight ground balls to round out his stat-sheet. Davidson posted a gaudy 27 points on nine goals and 18 assists to lead Castleton to a perfect 4-0 mark. The freshman attack opened his week with three goals and three assists, including the game-winner, at Southern Maine and posted multiple points in each of three NAC wins to run his streak

Vt First Tee program receives Stewart’s grant RUTLAND – The Vermont First Tee National School Program Initiative has received a $500 donation from the 2011 Stewart’s Foundation Holiday Match Program. Stewart’s Shops collected donations from their generous customers and dedicated shop partners. The Stewart’s Foundation has matched that amount reaching a total of $1,400,100. Holiday Match dollars are used for programs benefitting children 18 years and under. The First Tee National School Program teaches elementary school children core values of honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment, using the game of golf as the platform. Instruction takes place during physical education classes with the children using developmentally appropriate SNAG (Starting New at Golf) equipment. Seventy-three elementary schools and Norwich University, representing more than 14,800 students, are currently participating in the Vermont First Tee National School Program Initiative.

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Chester festival needs artisans, crafters CHESTER — Chester ’s annual Fall Festival on the Green will mark its 38th year this autumn. Organizers of the event are looking for artisans and crafters to show and demonstrate at this year ’s weekend Festival, Sept. 22-23. High quality artists and craftspeople creating handmade work are encouraged to apply. Applications are available on the website: www.chesterfallfestival.org. Participating artisans, crafters, vendors and non-profit organizations will be listed on the website. A limited number of free spots are available at no cost to local nonprofit organizations. If your Chester business or organization is planning a special event for that weekend, please let the Fall Festival Committee know and we will include it in the publicity package at no cost. E-Mail contact: chesterfallfestival@yahoo.com The Fall Festival on the Green is a Chester Rotary Club sponsored event.

A CAPELLA — Counterpoint, Vermont's premier a capella ensemble, returned to the Chandler Music Hall last week for the first full a cappella program under new Artistic Director Nathaniel G. Lew. The program showcased the diverse sounds of European sacred choral music spanning five centuries. The group will perform in Ludlow in July.

Religious Services RUTLAND All Saints Anglican Church - An orthodox Anglo-Catholic Christian Community. Sunday Mass 8a.m. & 10a.m. Childcare available. Handicap Accessible. Christian Education. 42 Woodstock Ave., Rutland (Services at Messiah Lutheran Church) 802282-8098. 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 S ervice. 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 1 0a.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., Rutland, 7754368. Holy Eucharist, Sunday 9:30a.m., Thursday 10:30a.m., Morning Prayer Monday-Saturday 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. Women’s Bible Study Tuesdays at 10:30a.m.

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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 8 a.m., temporarily meeting at the Leicester Church of the Nazarene, 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. 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 4:30p.m., Sunday 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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wishing to take the archery portion of this course will need to be at the club on Sunday afternoon. RUTLAND - The 1940s big band era comes alive when the Glenn Miller Orchestra performs live in concert at the Paramount Theatre, 30 Center St., 2 p.m., in downtown Rutland. Tickets are $19.50 and $29.50. For details, call 775-0903.

Thursday, April 19 POULTNEY - Wellness Fair at Green Mountain College, 1 Brennan Cr., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Call 802-287-8376 for details.

Friday, April 20 RUTLAND - Mary Mitiguy of the Chaffee Art Center will present “Exciting Happenings at the Chaffee”, held at Grace Congre-

gational UCC, 8 Court St. Admission free, 24 p.m.. Call 775-4301 for details. RUTLAND - Angela Miller, a New Yorkbased literary agent and the owner of Consider Bardwell Farm, will present “That New Woman Who Bought the Old Nelson Farm'' at 1 Deer St., 1:30 p.m. Admission $5 or use your Osher membership. For details, call 492-2300.

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Saturday, April 21 RUTLAND - Jungle Jack Hanna showcases some of his furry and feathered animal friends from all parts of the world at the Paramount Theatre, 30 Center St., in downtown Rurtland with shows at 1 p. m. and 6 p.m. Tickets: $19.50 and $26.50, Call 7750903 for program details. BRANDON - Hunter Education course at the Neshobe Sportsman Club 8 a.m.-4p.m. No enrollment fee. Students must attend all sessions. Students must be on time. Those wishing to take the archery portion of this course will need to be at the club on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday, April 22 BRANDON - Hunter Education course at the Neshobe Sportsman Club 8 a.m.-4p.m. No enrollment fee. Students must attend all sessions. Students must be on time. Those

RUTLAND - The Rutland Free Library presents the screening of”'Push and Pull” a film made by Rutland County filmmaker Michael Weins. This new film runs 7-8:30 p.m., 10 Court St., in the library’s Fox Room, Call 773-1860 for more details. RUTLAND - “Community Forum: Autism-Piecing Together the Puzzle.” Get support and learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder. Advance registration required. Child care provided, 5-7 p.m., RRMC, CVPS/Leahy Community Health Education Center, 160 Allen St. The event is free. For details, call 775-2395. RUTLAND - North East Neighborhood Watch Meeting for residents will discuss interacting with Rutland Police as well as their concerns regarding increased crime and drugs in city neighborhoods. At the Godnick Center, 1 Deer St., 6 p.m., free. Call 770-5364 for details.

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