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newmarketpress@denpubs.com RUTLAND Ñ The third annual Open Door Mission shelterÕ s Thanksgiving dinner was held in Rutland for over 100 people. The meal was sponsored by the Proczobut family of Rutland, in memory of Shawn Poczubut, a generous and caring person who tragically passed away in 2007 after a logging accident. RutlandÕ s Open Door Mission Shelter was founded in 1987 by former Rutland mayor and Open Door Board member John Cassarino. All the food for the Thanksgiving day fiest was bought by the Proczobut family, with dessert pies donated by St. BridgetÕ s Church in West Rutland. The delicious menu consisted of turkey, mashed potatoes, peas, squash, deviled eggs and dinner rolls. The ProczobutÕ s originally held their Thanksgiving feast at the St. BridgetÕ s, until three years ago when they decided to team up with the Open Door Mission in order to provide more space for the dinner, which is open to all. Most of the guests for the dinner include the homeless, working poor and a few veterans as well. The Open Door Mission is a non-profit organization serving the Rutland area, that helps those who are homeless or have no place to stay. They offer life-skills programs and helps people in finding a way to get back on their feet and productive in society. The mission is primarily funded through donations, a thrift store and annual gold tournaments.

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Vermont in the Civil War

Don Wickman researches the roles of Vermont and Vermonters in the U.S. Civil War. See the full story on page 3.

Bridge construction progressing CROWN POINT Ñ The new Champlain Bridge linking New York and Vermont should be open to traffic next August. That was the assessment of state transportation officials and the project contractor, who provided a construction update Nov. 19. Bridge contractor Flatiron Construction of Colorado will work through the winter on the $70 million bridge, according to New York DOT Regional Engineer John Grady. Flatiron’s contract gives it 500 days to have the bridge open for traffic, which works out to Oct. 9, 2011. Flatiron officials said they hoped to finish in August, in order to receive financial incentives offered by the contract. Grady used charts and photographs to show the project’s progress since it began in May. The engineer said the project has encounter difficulties drilling the six-foot-diameter shafts for the bridge support piers. The shafts are drilled into the bedrock under the lake bed, Grady said. Six of the seven concrete piers that will support the bridge require a total of 32 shafts drilled in the lake. He said that on Nov. 19 they finally drilled out the 32nd and last shaft. Flatiron Project Manager Mark Mallett said his company is operating two shifts ...Turn to page 12 to read more on Bridge

State Department of Transportation Regional Engineer John Grady talked about progress on the Champlain Bridge during a public update session for about 20 people at the Crown Point State Historic Site, overlooking bridge construction. Behind Grady is (from left) DOT Engineer Jeff Brown, Flatiron Construction Manager Phil LaFave, and former Essex County Highway Superintendent Frederick Buck. Champlain Bridge Coalition member Chris Stoddard is at right.

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BURLINGTON Ñ The 2010 GovernorÕ s Youth Leadership Conference, a conference planned and run by SADD members from all over Vermont, hosted between 500-600 high school students in Burlington, Vermont. In addition to the keynote speaker, Kevin Brooks, a Canadian who became a paraplegic after being involved in an alcohol and excessive-speed related car crash, attendees could choose three breakout session workshops from about twenty. Four of those workshops were run by students from Stafford Technical CenterÕ s SADD Chapter. One of the workshops featured a Stafford SADD member and a friend of hers from Otter Valley.

Emily Johnson, a Stafford Technical Center from West Rutland, was the lead presenter in a workshop that addressed two topics, maintaining the minimum legal drinking age at 21, and Ò alcopopsÓ , a class of sweet alcoholic beverages which appeal strongly to Ò starter drinkersÓ . Emily had chosen the 18 v. 21 issue as a project in the PowerPoint class she took at the College of St. Joseph as part of her being involved in the Public Safety Services ProgramÕ and she expanded it. The second part of the workshop, the Alcopops presentation, was a game where seminar attendees were asked questions about these fruity- flavored ...Turn to page 12 to read more on SADD

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Farmers’ market report reveals continuing success A recent report released by the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont reveals that Vermont’s farmers’ markets continue to thrive, providing substantial support to the state’s vibrant agricultural economy. There are currently more than 80 farmers’ markets in Vermont, 30 of which accept EBT (food assistance benefits) and debit cards. This report was released during the 10th annual National Farmers’ Market Week. NOFA-Vt. will be celebrating National Farmers’ Market Week with a film contest and the second annual Pizza to the People tour, bringing woodfired pizza to farmers’ markets across the state. These events are part of a larger national celebration, a context in which Vermont’s farmers’ markets shine. “Vermont has been a leader when it comes to connecting farmers and consumers,” says Vermont Secretary of Agriculture, Roger Allbee. “Vermont has more farmers’ markets per capita than any other state and we are always looking for ways to support farmers’ markets, CSAs, farm stands and other initiatives that link farmers and consumers. I call this a renaissance of the past – people want to know where their food comes from, how it is grown and who grows it. National Farmer ’s Market Week is a wonderful way to acknowledge the important work our farmers do and most importantly the food they provide for us.” The NOFA-VT report, which compiled data from voluntary surveys completed by farmers’ market managers, highlights the considerable economic contributions that markets provide to Vermont. “Gross sales receipts totaled nearly $7 million for 2009,” said Jean Hamilton, Direct Marketing Coordinator for NOFA-Vt. “Most of the markets reported that over half of their sales came from agricultural products, which we found traveled an average of only 20 miles from the point of production – the farm – to the point of sale – the market.” All but seven of the markets collecting gross sales data reported significant increases in processed food sales, indicating a growing market for locally processed foods as well. “All of these factors suggest that farmers’ markets are an excellent way to support Vermont’s economy by buying local food,” Hamilton said. The report also calls attention to the challenges that farmers’ markets face as they grow. Many emphasized the lack of adequate infrastructure, such as parking and overall market space, along with difficulties creating marketing campaigns to attract the attention of additional local consumers. The full report can be found at www.nofavt.org.

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‘We’re coming Father Abra’am’: Vermont in the Civil War By Lou Varricchio newmarketpress@denpubs.com When he’s not marketing the City of Rutland via his position at the Downtown Rutland Partnership, author and historian Don Wickman is perfectly content to research the role of Vermont and Vermonters in the U.S. Civil War. He also teaches a popular course in American history at the Community College of Vermont in Rutland. Local interest in the Civil War is unwavering, according to Wickman. In Vermont, many residents are fascinated by the state’s outstanding service in the war and its high casualty rate —15 percent died as the result of combat and disease, a staggering figure. “Many people alive today have direct ties to the Civil War era,” he said. “Also, Civil War photographs keep this moment in history alive and vibrant.” Wickman has written and edited several books about the Green Mountain State’s role in the War Between the States. His most recent book reveals the daily lives of Vermont’s soldiers, and in some cases, exposes the provincialism and cultural prejudices of men who hailed from hardscrabble farms. Wickman’s latest book,

“We Are Coming Father Abra’am: The 9th Vermont Volunteer Infantry 18621865, Patriots”, lets the Vermont soldiers do the talking through personal letters home as well as more formal letters to the editor that appeared in local newspapers. The 9th Vermont Regiment was the first regiment to answer Lincoln’s call for 300,000 volunteers. Two months into their service they were part of the Union forces who surrendered at Harper ’s Ferry. The book chronicles their exploits and accomplishments. Many soldiers of the 9th Vermont were passionate, prolific letter writers. Wickman located their letters in both archives and private collections. “There were so many war letters to look through,” Wickman said, “that at one point I needed to take a break from it all.” Wickman’s lifelong interest in the Civil War began as a youngster during the 1960s. While he studied colonial history, agriculture and botany in college, the Civil War always tugged at his sleeve. “The 1960s was the centennial of the war,” he said. “And then years later, when I was living in Maryland, I was located 50 miles from Gettysburg, 40 miles from Anti-

etam, and 80 miles from Fredericksburg. So, on days off from work, I took many field trips and read lots of books about the Civil War.” Now a resident of Rutland, Wickman’s Civil War interest was focused on the Green Mountain State’s role in the bloody war. According to Wickman, Vermonters in the 1860s were less motivated by the high ideals of liberating slaves than in simply fighting for the homeland—that is, preservation of the federal union. “The soldiers wrote about ‘coloreds’ or ‘niggers’ in their letters home, so maybe their reason to fight wasn’t all about freedom of the slaves,” he said. “Many viewed African-Americans as second-class citizens, so—yes— there was prejudice. Even though Vermont had a black population in the 1860s, the prejudice was very subtle.” Wickman is currently writing an historical handbook for the Mt. Independence Coalition in Orwell and an illustrated book about Vermont Civil War photographer George Houghton for the Vermont Historical Society. “I keep finding little gems of Vermont history,” he said. “There’s always something to write about.” Check It Out: “We Are Coming Father Abra’am: The 9th

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Vermont’s gallant 9th: 1862-65 The Vermont Volunteer Infantry 9th Regiment was formed in Brattleboro during the U.S Civil War and served gallantly in the Union Army, according to Don Wickman. The Vermont 9th fought in the bloody eastern theater beginning in July 1862 and disbanded after the war ended in December 1865. It received accolades from the North when it became one of the first federal units to enter the defeated southern capital, Richmond, Va., in April 1865. Despite its overall success, the 9th Vermont was captured at the Battle of Harpers Ferry during the 1862 Maryland Campaign. Captured during the battle, the 9th was not sent to a rebel POW camp; instead, it was graciously permitted to sit out the war for four months paroled at U.S. Camp Douglas in Chicago.The camp was named after Brandon, Vt.-born U.S. Sen. Stephen Douglas (D-Ill.) who ran against Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 presidential election. The regiment lost many men: 24 men killed and mortally wounded, five died from accidents, two committed suicide, 36 died in Confederate prisons, and 232 died from disease—a total loss of 299 men. Sources: Don Wickman, Vermont Historical Society, and Wikipedia.

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he saga of the Lathrop family’s plan for gravel extraction continues while a much larger cloud umbrellas Bristol village without any serious uproar or complaints by affected neighbors. It has been reported that the District 9 Environmental Commission has denied the Act 250 permit which would have granted the Lathrops their right to proceed with gravel extraction plans. But hold it—it was not the District 9 Commission denying the act 250 permit, it was actually the “District 1 Environmental commission”. Almost shadows the politics surrounding much larger, and far more hazardous environmental floods and spills in our country, doesn’t it? We live on Route 116 in South Bristol and our home is directly across the highway from the Rathbun gravel extraction operation. We have lived here for over 40 years and have especially enjoyed the quiet country atmosphere. Even though we are very close to the gravel operations we cannot pinpoint any time that the noise of blasting or rock crushing has affected our “public health, safety, or general welfare”. Our lives have not been adversely impacted by any detrimental visual impact, odors or noise. We have never encountered problems entering or exiting our drive due to gravel truck traffic. Now, on to the nitty-gritty of the irony in Pocock— Being retired I have the pleasure of spending a lot of time with my wonderful grandchildren and taking them to the beach and playgrounds, etc. Last week, we decided to drive up to the Bristol park so the children could swing and run off some energy (every grandparent knows that expending energy is a great relaxant for both the children and ourselves). So, we arrive at the park for recreation and relaxation and peace and quiet was nowhere to be found. The dirt, dust and grime and the noise from the ground sewer construction was just terrible! I guess the environmental commission must have approved this project, too. However, if they did, they failed to reject it on the basis that it would be; “A detriment to public health, a concern for neighborhood safety, and a general welfare hazard to the immediate public.” The grandchildren spent about 20 minutes playing in park before they came running up to me asking, “Can we go home where it’s quiet?” I could feel their disappointment. I could feel the grime on myself and our clothes carried the fumes of engine combustion so bad that I washed them as soon as I got home. In summary, I have one thing to say to our neighbors residing in the village: “Living as close to gravel extracting operations as we do, we can tell you without a doubt, that any impact from the proposed Lathrop pit will never come close to the adverse and unhealthy environmental exposure that you have faced every day this summer. Martin Thompson South Bristol

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A bridge too far E

ver since Middlebury’s Three Mile Road bridge burned in 1958, there’s been speculation among the important people in Addison County’s shiretown-and-village that a new in-town bridge would be a suitable replacement—especially as an alternate route for traffic moving along the U.S. Route 7 corridor. For at least the last half-century, the alignment of choice for the in-town bridge has been for the north end to be very near the town offices and Main Street, the bridge itself (now known hopefully as the Cross Street Bridge) heading south across the Creek past the municipal parking lot to land among the streets on the south bank. For reasons too convoluted to detail here, it remains unbuilt. A quarter-century ago, I wrote for another newspaper; in a column on the bridge subject then, I suggested that it pay its own way by serving as the site for rent-paying shops and housing on both sides of the travel lanes. It was not a particularly innovative idea on my part: An earlier example, the famous London bridge, was built some eight centuries earlier over the Thames River. The Normans had pretty much consolidated their control over most of Britain after an invasion which changed the country’s future from Anglo-Saxon to Norman-English. (Florence’s vintage Ponte Vecchio is similar in concept.) Not more than a score of years ago, a 19th century Thames River replacement (sans shops and housing, and therefore taxpayer funded) was taken down stone-by-stone after an American purchase. It now spans a cul-de-sac waterway near Lake Havasu City, Ariz., while a modern replica spans the Thames (also sans rentable revenue-generating space). It is free to users while funded by users and non-users alike. The important people in Middlebury didn’t like my idea of a bridge-as-profit center back in the 1980s ( a selectman telephoned my house to berate me for presuming to offer a different option and not admiring the “hundreds of hours spent” in a fruitless pursuit of an acceptable design) abd still don’t think much of it today. A recent editorial in Addison County, headlined “Push

for in-town bridge is ambitious and necessary”, lists a range of funding mechanisms—from taxes on locals to taxes on others so that Middlebury might harvest free money via grants. Not a word about the bridge paying its own way. That would be a bridge too far! It’s understandable. In the political climate of modern Vermont, pay-your-own-way and user fees are considered beneath contempt and far less attractive to the governing class than broad-based taxes which they get to collect, pay themselves from, and distribute the remainder to favored recipients. Just imagine: What would be the reaction to any proposal that parents of school kids pay even a tiny fraction of the educational costs they generate, as they did, once upon a time, back in an earlier Vermont where “rate bills” were a standard and accepted way for parents to pay some fraction of the cost of their kids’ schooling? Even if you’re offended by the London Bridge design plagiarism, you might want to consider another user-fee approach: toll collection. Elsewhere in the nation, highway engineers and economists are brainstorming over highway toll charges, either fixed or time-of-day, whereby users pay in accordance with the value the route offers them in comparison with a “free” (paid for by others, because nothing in infrastructure is truly free) but slower and/or more circuitous route. Such user fee concepts wouldn't be well thought of, here. One which comes to mind is Route 7 around the little common where the courthouse once stood. You have to imagine its existence, just as you have to imagine the existence of the in-town bridge. Long-time Addison County resident Martin Harris now keeps his eye on Vermont from Tennessee.

Cosmonaut cover-up or another looney theory?

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istory books cite Russian cosmonaut Maj. Yuri Gagarin as the first man in space. Gagarin’s tiny Vostok space capsule circled the Earth multiple times on April 12, 1961, making the former Soviet Union the first nation to successfully—and safely—put a living human into low Earth orbit. Upon his return to Earth, Gagarin, as the first man in space, was treated as a superman—a hero of the Soviet state, the world’s leader in space science and technology at the time. But did the history books get it wrong about Gagarin’s primacy in space? The answer is “yes” if you believe a Russian conspiracy enthusiast and his freelance filmmaker friend. “Sergei Vladimir Ilyushin, Jr., a decorated Soviet pilot, was one of the few people who knew for certain that Yuri Gagarin was not the first man in space,” says Paul Tsarinsky, a former public television producer and Russian translator. According to Tsarinsky, at the dawn of the Space Age in 1957, the Soviet government refused to publicize embarrassing stories about its failed space experiments—and its biggest failure was, he claims, a botched April 7, 1961, spaceflight. It was made by a cosmonaut named Sergei Vladimir Ilyushin, Jr. Tsarinsky says there’s historical evidence that hints at a major Soviet coverup in April 1961—that Ilyushin made it into space five days before Gagarin. There were several Western communist news accounts of the period that did refer to a spaceflight a few days before Gagarin’s. According to Tsarinsky, citing extant Western communist news accounts published post-April 7, 1961, an emergency hard landing was made by Ilyushin, inside Red China. There’s no question about it, Sergei Vladimir Ilyushin, Jr. had the Russian Right Stuff. He was the Soviet version of Chuck Yeager, the U.S. Air Force pilot who broke the sound barrier in 1947. But after Gagarin’s historic spaceflight, the young hero Ilyushin vanishes from historical records; he only reemerges from the shadows after the fall of the USSR. By all accounts, Ilyushin was a “hot-shot” pilot. He was the son of the famous World War II-era hero and aircraft designer, Sergei Vladimirovich Ilyushin, Sr. The senior Ilyushin was a close Communist Party pal of Soviet Premiere Kruschev, so he could have gotten his son lined up to be the prime pilot for the Red’s first manned spaceflight. For Tsarinsky, Yuri Gagarin seems an odd choice to fly the historic “first” mission. Why? Well, he says, Gagarin was a complete unknown in the Soviet Air Force, at least until the Reds broke the story mere moments after the historic flight was successfully concluded. A news story, filed by a British Communist Party journalist in Moscow dated April 8, 1961, reported that after three orbits, Ilyushin lost contact with mission control. The British Red’s report continued with an amazing story— After reentry, and as his Vostok approached the ground, Ilyushin planned on ejecting from the capsule (just as Gagarin did a few days later). The plan was for the cosmo-

naut to parachute safely to the ground. But, the story goes, a fouled escape-hatch prevented Ilyushin from bailing out in time. He lost consciousness just as the spacecraft impacted the ground. Although still alive, the cosmonaut was severely injured. And one final matter complicated Ilyushin's rough return to terra firma: the Vostok had landed inside Red China; at that time, By Lou Varricchio China was on rocky terms with its neighboring communist state, the USSR The USSR’s state-controlled news outlet, TASS, did not publicize a pre-Gagarin flight; however, TASS reported that a pilot named Ilyushin was injured in an automobile accident and was recuperating in a Moscow hospital—a clear sign that something was afoot. Conspiracy or confusion? As far as Tsarinsky can tell, Ilyushin was badly injured upon impact; he remained in a Chinese hospital for more than a year. “I assure you that the whole story is true...,” says Tsarinsky, who cites his media mentor, filmmaker Eliot Haimoff, as the source of the story. “Haimoff went to Russia to interview Ilyushin. In 1999, Ilyushin was living in a modest apartment in Moscow with his wife of over 45 years. He was still active as a test pilot, aircraft designer and spokesperson for a major military aircraft manufacturer.” Haimoff ’s telling of the alleged Soviet coverup is seen in the documentary, “The Cosmonaut Cover-Up”. During his visit to Moscow, Haimoff claimed that the aging aviator refused to talk with him on camera, but off-camera, Ilyushin told his story as a cosmonaut. So, all we really have is Haimoff ’s word regarding his 1999 meeting with Ilyushin. While the British newspaper account of an alleged “first flight” exists, this writer doesn’t believe it is accurate; it wasn’t the first time a newspaper got the facts wrong. (The RMS Titanic was reported saved on the front pages of several daily newspapers in 1912). An alleged cosmonaut cover-up would have been impossible to maintain after the fall of the USSR. What’s in the Sky: The constellation Cassiopeia is easy to view in the northeast this week. It rises as a giant “W” in the night sky after 8 p.m. Several Messier deep space objects within Cassiopeia, star-clusters, are seventh apparent magnitude which means they are easily seen through binoculars (see chart).

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What lies beneath the lake? Not too far from downtown Vergennes you’ll find Lake Champlain. The Otter Creek has been a waterway linking the Little City to the big lake. Along with the waterway comes sightings of a strange denzien of the deep. Champ the lake monster embodies the mysteries, wonders and importance of the Lake and the creatures that may or may not live within. The fact that we do not know whether Champ exists, means there is still an undiscovered and protected portion of the Lake left to discover. Perhaps most importantly, Champ helps educate the public about this beautiful place and gives us all a reason to sit quietly by the Lake and ponder what lies beneath. What is Champ—a dinosaur, a plesiosaur, a whale? Part of believing that Champ exists means you need to have a fairly good explanation for what he might be. Theories abound. One theory suggests that Champ is a dinosaur that managed to escape extinction and lives on in Lake Champlain. Another suggests that the creatures could be surviving zeuglodons, a primitive form of whale with a long snake like body. These creatures have been thought to be long extinct, however fossils of them have been found a few miles form Lake Champlain in Charlotte. Champ might also be a Lake Sturgeon. There are sturgeon in Lake Champlain and they can grow to great lengths. They are a very old, almost prehistoric fish with a scale-less body that is supported by a partially cartilaginous skeleton along with rows of scutes. Its single dorsal fin, running along its spine, would match many descriptions of Champ, although its sharp, shark-like tail would not. Another theory is that Champ could be related to a plesiosaur. A plesiosaur is a prehistoric water dwelling reptile (not a dinosaur) with a long snakelike head and four large flippers. Plesiosaurs loved fish and other aquatic animals. Scientists date the plesiosaur to the Triassic period, 200 million years ago, through the Cretaceous period, about 65 million years ago (when all dinosaurs are thought to have gone extinct). It would take approximately 50 mature Champs, at the least, to have a breeding population of Champs in the Lake and 500 to keep the species alive in the long term. While the numbers are daunting, Lake Champlain does provide an ideal habitat for such a creature. The Lake is 120 miles long, 400 feet deep in places and home to a diverse population of birds

Fossilized skeleton of a plesiosaur on display at Loch Ness in Scotland. Some Champ fans believe the Vermont lake creature is similar to Nessie. and aquatic life which would be more than enough to sustain the belly of this great beast. Additionally, the lake, in its present form, has been around quite awhile —around 10,000 years. There have been at least 300 reported unexplained sightings of Champ over the years' There is no certainty when the first sighting of Champ was; however, the creature was depicted by Native Americans. It was said that Samuel de Champlain saw Champ in 1609. This claim that he spotted a “strange monster” has been traced by historians to actually have occurred in the St. Lawrence estuary however.

In 1819 in Port Henry, N.Y., a railroad crew reported to have spotted a “head of an enormous serpent sticking out of the water and approaching them from the opposite shore.” Around the time of this sighting, farmers nearby claimed to have missing livestock, with drag marks leading to the shore. There was also an an early Champ sighting reported in the New York Times in 1873. There is now a website dedicated to recording Champ sightings. To learn more about specific sightings at Champ Quest.com. Special thanks to the Lake Champlain Land Trust

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Castleton Crackers announced that the Fresh Market food stores, located in various states in the east and midwest, have picked up the local company’s line of all-natural crackers. The Fresh Market Company is a chain of European-style markets. Castleton’s all-natural crackers will fit comfortably on the shelves in Fresh Market stores. A similar grocery chain, Whole Foods Market, has been carrying Castleton Crackers in its North Atlantic region stores since last year. After inspection and positive reviews, Castleton Crackers has been approved and will be available in Whole Foods’northeast and mid-Atlantic regions. Castleton Crackers, which started with a loyal, local following throughout Vermont back in 2008, is gaining popularity around the country, according to the company.

Vermont wants uniform food labeling Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell and the attorneys general of 11 other states last week urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to adopt a uniform nutritional label for the front of food packages, to ensure that consumers have access to easily understandable and fully transparent information on how healthy the products actually are. “Consumers should have clear information to make healthy food choices,” said Sorrell. The position of the attorneys general was set out in comments filed with the FDA in connection with that agency’s proposal to establish a national front-of-package food labeling program. They are consistent with preliminary recommendations from Sorrell’s personal focus on obesity in Vermont. Some have criticized Sorrell for using his A.G. authority to advocate a concern that’s unrelated to the primary mission of the state’s office. The comments follow a multistate investigation into the Smart Choices Program, which permitted manufacturers to brand with a favorable checkmark symbol foods that were nutritionally questionable, such as breakfast cereals containing 12 grams of sugar per serving, or about 40 percent by weight. The states alleged that the program was deceptive under their consumer protection laws, and it was suspended indefinitely soon afterwards.

HIGH FIVES—The Rutland Recreation Soccer league, sponsored by Tedesco Masonry, plays every year. At the end of the 2010 season, the RRS Blue Team, shared a team-building exercise with Coach Mike Coppinger (pictured at top center). Several soccer moms stand by for family photos. Photo by Shawn Pemrick Photography


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Brandon native took on Honest Abe BRANDON—There’s a small monument in downtown Brandon, Vt., that honors a native son who helped plunge a young America into civil war—Stephen Arnold Douglas. Douglas, known as the Little Giant, was born in Brandon in 1813. The fiery Democrat became attorney-general of Illinois in 1834, member of the legislature in 1835, secretary of state in 1840, and judge of the supreme court in 1841 and member of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1847. In 1854 Douglas introduced his Kansas-Nebraska bill to the Senate. These states could now enter the Union with or without slavery. The freed slave Frederick Douglass warned that the bill was “an open invitation to a fierce and bitter strife.” It is ignored today, but Democratic Party leaders mostly upheld the institution of slavery while Republicans fiercely opposed it. The result of this legislation was to open the territory to organised migrations of pro-slave and anti-slave groups. Southerners now entered the area with their slaves while active members of the Anti-Slavery Society also arrived. Henry Ward Beecher, condemned the bill from his pulpit and helped to raise funds to supply weapons to those willing to oppose slavery in these territories. These rifles became known as Beecher's Bibles. John Brown and five of his sons, were some of the volunteers who headed for Kansas. In 1858 Abraham Lincoln challenged Douglas for his seat in the Senate. He was opposed to Douglas's proposal that the people living in the Louisiana Purchase (Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, the Dakotas, Montana, and parts of Minnesota, Colorado and Wyoming) should be allowed to own slaves. Lincoln argued that the territories must be kept free for “poor people to go

Brandon’s downtown monument to native son, Democrat firebrand U.S. Sen. Stephen Douglas.

and better their condition.” The two men took part in a series of seven public debates on the issue of slavery. The debates, each three hours long, started on Aug. 21 and finished on Oct. 15, 1858. Douglas attempted to brand Lincoln as a dangerous Republican radical who was advocating racial equality. Whereas Lincoln concentrated on the immorality of slavery and attempts to restrict its growth. The Democratic Party that met in Charleston in April, 1860, were deeply divided. Most delegates from the Deep South argued that the Congress had no power to legislate over slavery in their territory. The Northerners disagreed and won the vote. As a result the Southerners walked out of the convention and another meeting was held in Baltimore. Again the Southerners walked out over the issue of slavery. With only the Northern delegates left, Douglas won the nomination. Southern delegates now held another meeting in Richmond and John Beckenridge was selected as their candidate. The situation was further complicated by the formation of the Constitutional Union Party and the nomination of John Bell of Tennessee. Abraham Lincoln won the presidential election with with 1,866,462 votes (18 free states) and beat Douglas (1,375,157 - 1 slave state), John Beckenridge (847,953 - 13 slave states) and John Bell (589,581 - 3 slave states). Between election day in November 1860 and inauguration the following March, seven states seceded from the Union: South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas. Douglas died in June 1861, a mere two months after the bloody U.S. Civil War began. Article courtesy of Spartacus Educational

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Thursday, Dec. 2

LUDLOW — Yoga Classes at the Ludlow Town Hall on Thursday nights from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. All levels are welcome. Wear comfortable clothes. Drop in fee $10. Discount punch card available. For info call 228-2826.

Friday, Dec. 3

CAVENDISH — The Cavendish Fletcher Community Library is raffling off a brand new 8 G iPod Touch. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6/$5.00 and are available at the Cavendish Fletcher Community Library. The Drawing will be on December 3. You need not be present to win. For more information, contact Kata at 226-7503. CHITTENDEN — First Friday Holiday Open MIC Night, at 7 p.m., Church of the Wildwood, Holden Rd. Musicians, poets and story tellers of all ages invited to perform. Holiday pieces optional. Desserts/coffee available. Portion of freewill donation benefits CVPS Share Heat program. Come to listen and sing along. Call 483-2234 or email dmartin@sover.net for a ten minute spot.

Saturday, Dec. 4

PITTSFORD — The 4th annual stuff a bus & bottle drive sponsored by the Pittsford/Proctor Food Shelf will be held at the Pittsford Congregational Church and St. Dominic's Church in Proctor from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Items needed are canned items - hearty soups, juice, fruits, and vegetables; mixes - cake, stuffing, quick breads, brownies, and muffins; frostings, jello, pudding, crackers, and cereals. Personal hygiene items are needed along with *paper goods and *laun-

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Sunday, Dec. 5

MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS — 16th Annual Holiday Craft Fair from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Middletown Springs Elementary School. Featuring: wreaths, soaps, goodies, honey, ornaments, syrup quilts, jewelry and much more. Food sale to benefit the 6th grade class trip. Info: 235-2189.

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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-inPartnership 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. Wesleyan Church North Chittenden, 4836696. 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 Worsip 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 PAWLET Pawlet Community Church 325-3716. Sunday Worship 9:30a.m. St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Church West Pawlet. Sunday Mass 9:30a.m. The United Church of West Pawlet 645-0767. Sunday Worship 10a.m. PITTSFORD Pittsford Congregational Church Rt. 7, 483-6408. Worship 10:15a.m. St. Alphonsus Church Sunday Mass 9a.m. POULTNEY Christian Science Society 56 York St., 287-2052. Service 10a.m. St. David’s Anglican Church Meet at Young at Heart Senior Center on Furnace St., 6451962. 1st Sun. of every month, Holy Eucharist 9:30a.m. Poultney United Methodist Church Main St., 287-5710. Worship 10:00a.m. St. Raphael Church Main St. Saturday Mass 4p.m., Sunday Mass 10a.m. Sovereign Redeemer Assembly sovredeemer@gmail.com • Sunday Worship 10a.m. Trinity Episcopal Church Church St., 287-2252. Sunday Holy Eucharist 10:45a.m. United Baptist Church On the Green, East Poultney. 287-5811, 287-5577. Sunday Worship 10a.m. Welsh Presbyterian Church Sunday Worship 10a.m. PROCTOR St. Dominic Catholic Church 45 South St. Sunday Mass 9:15a.m. St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church Gibbs St. Sunday Worship 9a.m. Union Church of Proctor Church St., Sun. Worship 10a.m. SHREWSBURY Shrewsbury Community Church Sun. Service 10:30a.m. SUDBURY Sudbury Congregational Church On the Green, Rt. 30, 623-7295 Open May 30-Oct. 10, for Worship (No winter services) & Sun. School 10:30a.m. WALLINGFORD East Wallingford Baptist Church Rt. 140, 259-2831. Worship 11a.m. First Baptist Church School St., 446-2020. Worship 11a.m. First Congregational Church 446-2817. Worship 10a.m. St. Patrick’s Church Sat. Mass 5p.m., Sun. 10:30a.m. Society of Friends (Quaker) Rotary Bldg., Rt. 7 Sunday meeting for worship 10a.m. South Wallingford Union Congregational Church Sunday Worship 9a.m. WEST RUTLAND First Church of Christ, Scientist 71 Marble St., Sunday School & Service 10a.m., Wednesday Evening Service 7:30p.m. St. Bridget Church Pleasant & Church Streets Saturday Mass 5p.m., Sunday 9a.m. St. Stanislaus Kostka Church Barnes & Main Streets, Saturday Mass 4:30p.m., Sunday 9a.m. United Church of West Rutland Chapel St., Worship 10a.m. 9-25-2010 • 56621

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Springfield's annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner By Joe Milliken newmarketpress@denpubs.com SPRINGFIELD — St. Mary's Catholic Church in Springfield recently held it's annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner at the Nolin-Murray Center only this year, the volunteers are serving turkey and mashed potatoes with brand new kitchen equipment, including an eight burner, stainlesssteel stove and two stacking convection ovens. Each year, the church teams up with the Springfield Family Center in order to produce Thanksgiving meals for some 300 people, primarily to help out the Springfield Meals on Wheels program, which is closed on Thanksgiving Day. Head cook Michael Knoras , who has been leading the church's volunteer efforts for years, oversaw the cooking of nearly 20 turkeys and all the fixings, in which the family center delivered some 120 meals to shut-ins, while the NolinMurray Center was set up for another 175 dinners. The previous day, volunteers had prepared much of the feast, including over 100 pounds of potatoes, stuffing, butternut squash, about 100 mini-loaves of pumkin bread, dozens of dinner rolls and over 30 pumpkin pies. On Thanksgiving morning the volunteers, some of which have been assisting in this cause since the early 1980's, began stuffing and cooking the turkeys at 4 a.m. so that the 120 take-out meals could be created at 8 a.m. for seven more volunteers to distribute throughout the Springfield area. The main dinner at the hall started serving dinner at noon time and served over 175 dinners through 2 p.m.


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am reaching out to people who grew up in South Poultney in the early 1900s through the 1960s, others who graduated in the Poultney High School class of 1942 (or thereabouts) or lived in the Poultney community in those years until 1970. The reason I am doing this is because I am looking for people who remember the John W. and Miriam (Pritchard) Roberts’ family who lived in the South Poultney community with their only son, John Arthur Roberts who graduated in the 1942 Poultney High School class. In the 1960s/‘70s, John “Jack” and Miriam lived in the West Poultney community in an apartment on Main Street. Jack worked in the area slate quarries and the family was active in the Welsh Presbyterian Church. John Arthur was active in his high school years in sports programs and the drama club. Father and son both were U.S. military veterans, John W. of World War I and John Arthur of World War II. I would appreciate hearing from you if you knew this family. The reason I am inquiring is because the niece of John W. Roberts and cousin of John Arthur Roberts and her husband, who live across the Atlantic in North Wales in the United Kingdom, are making their first-ever trip to New England—to Poultney—the first weekend in October 2010. John W. and Miriam both passed on many years ago and John Arthur settled in the United States far from Vermont, but John W.’s niece is coming to spend several days in the Poultney community over that weekend to visit their gravesites, to walk the streets of the community in which they lived and hoping dearly to meet people who remember their family and will share of their memories. One Poultney person, cousin to John Arthur through Miriam’s family, who resides near Albany, New York, has been contacted and these Welsh visitors will be staying in Poultney with another who is related to John Arthur, also through Miriam’s heritage. Please be in touch if you have memories of John Arthur Roberts or of his parents, John W. and Miriam (Pritchard) Roberts, that you’d be willing to share with these visitors - and if you can meet briefly with these Wales visitors, that will make a tremendous Slate Valley memory for the couple. Please write to: Janice Edwards, 60 Norton Ave., Poultney, Vt. 05764-1029, e-mail: Jbedws@yahoo.com or call 802-287-5744. Thank you. Janice Edwards Poultney

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A slice of Chester cheesecake Remembering 2008’s “nude” calendar By Lou Varricchio newmarketpress@denpubs.com Cleaning out the garage last week, I came across my press copy of a kitchy wall calendar that—as I recall—created a bit of a stir in tiny Chester, Vt. That was back in the good old boom days of late 2007. Anyhow, I tossed away the faded calendar, but it got me wondering: why would a group of women in a very small community bare it all—even it was for a good cause? All for a lark? Soemthing darker, like exhibitionism? What had fermented the small town nude-calendar craze a few years back? Chester is a quiet little village in a sleepy valley between Okemo, Bromley and Magic mountains. It’s a winter wateringhole for skiers with its old-time train station, the 1858 Cummings Hardware Store, art galleries, gift shops and restaurants. So Chester isn’t the sort of New England community you think of when it comes to cheesecake—at least, the pinup variety. Back in 2008, a dozen local women, with the support of several businesses, bared themselves for the sake of civic pride. At the time, the discreetly nude calendar—which was called “2008 Chester Calendar Girls”—raised some eyebrows and other things locally. Let’s be frank: Chester’s famous 2008 calendar ladies were mature women; at the time, all were apparently over the top-ofthe-rollercoaster at age 40 plus. We’re not talking about fashion models here, but there still was ample feminine beauty pictured. These were genuine Vermont women with the natural flaws of age lightly Photo Shoped. An aside: There’s really wasn’t enough flesh revealed to offend those of us already exposed to cable T.V. and movie nudity; most of the images—which were professionally crafted by photographer Pam Nelligan—hinted at nudity by strategically covering body parts. In 2008, Chester’s promotional slogan proclaims “Chester: Beautiful in Every Season.” And those dozen brave women of 2008 who created the calendar wanted to support the slogan by raising funds for local projects and promote awareness of the town. “The women are not technically nude,” said Miss October Julie Pierce in an interview published in the Rutland Tribune in late 2007. “There’s no frontal nudity and the photos are tasteful as well as aesthetically pleasing. I think they will bring a chuckle to those who can appreciate the giddy terror we were happy to endure to do something positive for the town.” Pierce, who was a 48-year-old at the time the famous calendar appeared, owns the Inn Victoria B&B in town with her husband. She appeared to have enjoyed the experience of modeling. In the calendar, she posed in her inn’s kicthen. Nelligan’s playful photo shows Pierce chuckling and sporting a messy baking-flour facial. I guess not everyone around town was “chuckling” back in 2008. For a few less open-minded residents, the idea that local professional women would show a little skin to sell their town might have been troubling. When it was revealed that then Chester Town Manager Sue Spaulding had posed as Miss April, one Chester voter and townmeeting regular remarked, “Well, I now know more about Ms. Spaulding than I do about the town budget.” The English comedy movie "Calendar Girls" was the big influence to Chester’s calendar ladies and similar racey hometown calendars of the early 2000s. Also, “The Men of Maple Corners Calendar”, an au naturel Vermont calendar, inspired the women to boldly show what few small-town women in Vermont have shown before. The $64,000 question remains: Will the Chester ladies bare it all it, yet again, to promote local commerce? Stay tuned.

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at the bridge, Monday morning through Saturday night. Grady said now that the shafts are done, construction will start to pick up. “The next stage is setting steel,” he said. “We’ll be able to set the approaches to the arch. The concrete deck is the last stage.” The first steel pieces should arrive from a Lancaster, Pa., fabricating plant in early December, Flatiron Construction Manager Phil LaFave said. The bridge, which will connect Crown Point with Chimney Point, Vt., replaces an 80-year-old bridge closed due to severe pier erosion in October 2009 and later destroyed by controlled explosives.

drinks, which are very attractive to young, and often under-aged drinkers, especially teen girls. The attendees found a number of facts involving these drinks, which often add caffeine and other stimulants often found in energy drinks. The game portion featured Carrie Turner, a junior at Otter Valley and Emily Fredette, a Stafford student from Castleton, as well as Emily Johnson. The sixty or so attendees at the two presentations that these students provided rated the presentation very highly in their evaluations. Cierra Phelps, a Stafford student from Clarendon, presented two highly regarded workshops on Healthy Relationships and Teen Dating Violence to about sixty students. Cierra has been involved in a co-op program at the Rutland County Women’s Network and Shelter as a second year student in the Public Safety Services Program, is considered to be a youth expert in the field and has presented a number of workshops on the subject. Additionally, she won a Liz Claiborne Foundation national competitive grant which deal with Teen Dating Violence last year.

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Bishop joins agency Lang McLaughry Spera Real Estate announced that Sue Bishop is a new sales associate in the firm’s Rutland office. Bishop has been in the real estate business for more than six years. She has been involved with the Rutland Rotary Club, Garden Club, Ethnic Festival, and most recently served as the director of the Rutland County Board of Realtors.

VSAC offers college savings plans for families The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) has renewed its agreement with TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc. to manage the Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan—Vermont’s official 529 college savings plan — and is offering several enhancements to benefit Vermont families. The number of VHEIP investment options has expanded from three to six to provide families a wider range of choices with varying strategies and degrees of risk. Investors may choose options that range from conservative to aggressive, selecting those that best fit their college savings objectives and investment philosophy. In addition, program management fees have been restructured to help account owners put more of their investments toward their college savings goals. Of particular note, fees have been reduced for the Managed Allocation Option, a popular choice for many families because the underlying investments automatically adjust as the student beneficiary ages. In addition to the changes, plans are under way to make managing a VHEIP account online much easier. Account owners will be able to view electronic quarterly and annual statements online, rebalance existing assets to new or existing investment options, and make withdrawals to the bank account on record. The Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan launched in 1999 and has grown to an asset value of $100 million in about 9,600 accounts. VHEIP is the only 529 plan for which Vermont taxpayers can claim a state income tax credit of up to $250 per taxpayer per beneficiary (up to $500 for married couples filing jointly) on contributions in each taxable year.

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New firms join food group RUTLAND — The Vermont Specialty Food Association welcomes the following members to the organization that have joined recently: Big Lenny’s: Producing specialty sauces: Sweet with a Bite Hot Relish, Sweet Red Onion Sauce, Vermont Maple Mustard and Apple Cider Honey Mustard. Luckyday Co. LLC (associate member): Commercial warehousing/heated, refrigerated and frozen storage; includes order fulfillment and refrigerated trucking. The Vermont Specialty Food Association is a statewide organization representing over 100 food producers and 20 suppliers to the industry. The association is headquartered at 135 North Main St. in downtown Rutland.

Obituaries James Edward Dewire, Jr April 23, 1932 - November 22, 2010 BRANDON — James Edward Dewire, Jr, age 78, died Monday, November 22, 2010 at Porter Hospital in Middlebury. Mr. Dewire was born in Saranac Lake, NY on April 23, 1932. He was the son of James and Mary (Plumley) Dewire, Sr. He has been a resident of Brandon since 2000 moving here from Clearwater, FL. Surviving is his daughter Yvonne Kemper of Tenn, and his son Todd Rowley of New York, a half brother, Eugene Eber of Trenton, FL and his care provider Helen Cram of Brandon. A private funeral service will be held at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon, at a later date. A private burial, with military honors, will take place in Forestdale Cemetery. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made to; The Brandon Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 232, Brandon, VT 05733. Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.

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