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Keith Dunn of Westminster Crackers receives the 2009 Business Person of the Year Award. Pictured are Tom Donahue, RRCC, John O’Neill, Keith Dunn, Martha Parker-Dunn, John Harrington of the Westminster Cracker Co., and RRCC President John Valente. RUTLAND — The Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce held its 111th annual meeting sponsored by General ElectricRutland on Oct. 20. Keith Dunn, co-founder of Westminster Cracker Co., was named the RRCC 2009 Business Person of the Year. In his remarks, RRCC’s Tom Donahue highlighted a lengthy list of Dunn’s accomplishments. Dunn and his cousin Peter Dawly are fifth generation cracker manufacturers and restarted Westminster Crackers in 1989. Westminster Cracker Co. operates three shifts, 24 hours a day, 6 days a week. The company located in Howe Center in Rutland City has grown to over 50,000 sq feet of manufacturing space and employs 50 people full time. Westminster Cracker Co. utilizes rail for their raw materials including 200,000 lbs of unbleached wheat flour per week stored in large silos at the plant. Westminster Crackers are sold nationally and are also redistributed internationally. The company’s retail line can be found packaged under the Olde Cape Cod label.
Wallingford committee members complain WALLINGFORD — Members of the Wallingford Recreation Committee are scratching their heads this week. They claim the town is unclear when it comes to defining committee responsibilities as they relate to the town’s Elfin Lake and summer programs. Several committee members contacted Wallingford Selectboard members last week and urged that they receive clear guidelines. “We really don't have an idea what our responsibilities are supposed to be,” according to Lisa Marchinkoski at the recent selectboard meeting. The selectboard has assumed tasks that used to be assigned to the recreation committee; as a result, recreation committee members are adrift. Marchinkoski complained to the selectboard members that her committee is nothing more than “free labor” for the town.
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November is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month Do you know that older dogs and cats make wonderful pets? They are more likely to be house trained and they are typically calmer than younger animals. Additionally, their behaviors and personalities are usually already established. If you are thinking of adopting an animal, please consider an older one. And if you're 55 years old or older and adopt an animal five years old or older from the Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS), there is no adoption fee. The program is RCHS's Senior-to-Senior program. To learn more about the program or to find out what senior animals are available for adoption please call 483-6700 or visit www.rchsvt.org.
Baby 3 year old. Spayed Female. Hound Mix. I am a happy-go-lucky dog who likes to keep busy. I love attention from people and am looking for an active family who can keep up with me. I need lots of exercise and training to make me a good family member.
The humane society is located at 765 Stevens Road, Pittsford,VT Hours of Operation: Wed. - Sun. 12 noon to 5 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday. For more information call 802-483-6700 or visit www.rchsvt.org
1 year old. Spayed Female. Hound mix. I am a bundle of energy and nerves. I do like people but I find it hard to settle down and really get to know you as I am too keyed up most of the time. If you’re into exercise and are looking for a companion to keep you company, I may be the dog for you.
Spencer 2 year old. Neutered Male. Domestic Short Hair Gray. I am a sweet guy and I love to do all the things that cats do like play with toys, chase mice and find a nice warm place to take a nap. I now share a room with 12 other cats and I seem to get along fine with them.
Chance 3 year old. Neutered Male. Domestic Short Hair Buff. I arrived at RCHS on October 15 with my brother Casey. If you are looking for two boys to go home together, we would be the ones. I love to play with toys, take naps and, of course, get a little loving when you have time.
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Coats for Kids: Drive extended RUTLAND — There’s still time to donate a new or gently used winter coat to a child in need. Coats for Kids has extended its drive until Monday, Nov. 16, because so few coat donations have come in and yet there are more needy children in the Rutland area this year. Approximately 150 coats, mostly in young adult sizes, have been collected. But more than 300 children are in need of a warm winter coat. “Coat donations are drastically down this year,” Darlene McMahon, Coats for Kids organizer, said. “We need the younger sizes, infant to 5T. Although, we are accepting all sizes, ranging from newborn to young adult. A recent donation by the City of Rutland D.P.W. & Clerical Workers Inc. enabled organizers to buy several new coats but there is still an extreme shortage. The drive is also accepting boots, snow pants, hats, mittens, scarves and other winter outerwear, such as fleece sweaters. Your donated item will go directly into the hands of a local child. Donations may be dropped off at collection boxes located inside Hannaford, Price Chopper, and Replay Sports, and Durgin’s Cleaners. The following local schools also have drop boxes: Neshobe in Brandon, Barstow Memorial School, Clarendon Elementary, Fair Haven Grade School, Pittsford Lothrop School, Pittsford Town Office, Poultney Elementary & High School, Proctor Elementary & High School, Rutland City Northeast, Rutland City Middle School, Rutland City Intermediate and Wallingford Elementary. Coats and other items will be distributed to children of families in need on Friday, Nov. 20, 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov.21, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., at Trinity Church on West Street in Rutland. For more information or to make a donation, call McMahon at 855-8880.
Club receives Japanese ATV funds IRA — Eight Yamaha GRANTs (Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation's Trails) were awarded nationally to fund projects that directly impact the access, safety and sustainability of OHV riding areas across the country. The local Yamaha recipient is the Birdseye Mountain ATV Club of Rutland County.
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By Catherine M. Oliverio firstname.lastname@example.org RUTLAND - The Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center and Salt Cave offers a wide array of holistic healing services. Venture to Rutland and experience rejuvenation and instant health benefits! What is holistic? It all depends on you. “Holistic takes into consideration the medical, physical, and spiritual aspects—it’s taking us back to nature,” said Dr. Margaret Smiechowski, Rutland’s new salt cave designer and practitioner. “We believe that everyone should have access to wellness offerings at an affordable price for less than the price of an hour at a more expensive spa or clinic,” said Dr. William Kelley, Pyramid’s owner and practitioner. “With over 30 incredibly educated and experienced practitioners and instructors, we have created a one-stop facility.” The Pyramid’s three floors are multifaceted and designed to hit all your senses. Upon entering, color, texture, shape, sight, sound, and smell put you in a place for relaxation. On the first floor is the marketplace for specialty items, salt cave, treatment rooms, and a lounge area; the second floor has a lending library, offices, other treatment rooms, and the Cairo club; and the third floor is the studio where classes are held, i.e., yoga, dance, thai chi, and more—all for only $6. The menu of services include massage therapy, reflexology, homeopathic doctor on site, Reiki and other energy work, acupuncture, personal fitness training, mental health counseling, hypnotherapy, classes, workshops, and performances, healthy snacks, coffees, teas, and animal wellness services. Smeichowski, originally from Poland and a trained medical doctor, has been practicing Western medicine for 20 years and researching salt caves for the past seven years. Although such caves are not as well-known in the U.S. as in Europe, Smeichowski has been requisitioned to build “caves” in Cape Cod, Georgia, and Illinois. “Himalayan salt is known to be the purest salt containing all of the essential minerals,” said Smiechowski, “The hand-mined Pakistan salt is antibacterial, anti-viral anti-
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fungal, and anti-inflammatory to cleanse and purify the air around us. The salt combats the signs of aging cellulite, hearing issues, blood pressure, respiratory problems, and much more. “The body is like the core engine; and if you put something not good into, it will struggle to run properly,” Smiechowski added. “It is not my responsibility to keep you healthy. I’m here to educate and have you take action. Symptoms are covered up by quick fix medications, which mask and do not eliminate the root of the problem.” Entering the cave is an adventure not to be missed. You must first remove your shoes. It’s like walking on a sandy beach except a bit more gravelly—there are over 8,000 pounds of salt in the cave. Subdued lighting, stars on the ceiling, and miscellaneous decorations set the atmosphere. When you recline in the anti-gravity chair, your breathing automatically regulates in tune with the soothing copyright narrative and composed electronic New Age music by Kelley. This is an excerpt: “You are about to embark on a journey of relaxation and wellness—a journey that began millions of years ago near present-day Nepal and Pakistan. Far below the Himalayan mountain range, the world’s purest salts were formed as the energy of the Sun dried up the primal sea, uncontaminated by any environmental toxins or pollutants. “Individual salt products
are extremely beneficial and spending time in a salt mine multiplies the benefits of salt for the human body, creating a power-burst of wellness. Himalayan salt naturally contains 84 minerals, and the air in a salt cave is saturated with salt and minerals. “Despite the benefits for all humans in spending time in salt mines, salt cave treatments have mostly only been available in Europe until now. Because of modern technology, we have brought the salt cave experience here to Vermont. “Our cave is climate-controlled to maintain the perfect temperature and humidity to maximize the release of the minerals into the air.” A session in the cave is a minimum of an hour for only $10, a worthwhile investment to instantly relieve stress and other ailments. The Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center and The Salt Cave celebrated its second anniversary in August 2009. The original cave downtown had been flooded, and the current one had been rebuilt from November 2008 with completion in time for Valentine’s Day 2009. The Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center and Salt Cave hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For further information call 775-8080, visit the Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center and Salt Cave, 120 Merchants Row in downtown Rutland or check out the website at www.pyramidvt.com.
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Fear the press Fear our neighbors Fear Obama Fear Bush Fear time Fear job loss Fear organization Fear responsibility Fear possibility Fear authority Fear religion Fear atheists Fear Fox News Fear opposition Fear butter Fear fiber Fear health Fear patience Fear headaches Fear zero balance Or... Meditate on words my 99-year-old Aunt Laura, in a euphoric state of dementia, shared as I knelt at her bedside: “Keep all your things in order and your manners right, then you can lay your head down on the bed with a clear conscious. And it’s such a pleasure to do.” I repeated her last line, “And it’s such a pleasure to do.” She repeated it. “And it’s such a pleasure to do.” We traded the line two more times apiece. At the very least, the line is a pleasure to speak. Rusty DeWees tours Vermont and Northern New York with his act “The Logger.” His column appears weekly. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Listen for The Logger, Rusty DeWees, Thursdays at 7:40 on the Big Station, 98.9 WOKO or visit his website at www.thelogger.com
WEDNESDAY November 11, 2009
The strange case of the tardigrade
fologists claim that the U.S. government is conspiring to keep secret alien spacecraft technology. Troubled medical patients have told psychologists about their alleged abductions by mysterious bulbheaded ETs. While this writer is a flying saucer and “close encounter” skeptic, there are lifeforms living on the Earth that beg the question: “What exactly is an extraterrestrial?” For example, could some unusually rugged microscopic lifeforms found on Earth have arrived on this planet from elsewhere? And if they evolved on Earth, why do they exhibit survival traits for environments not found anywhere on the Earth? Several microscopic critters alive today defy conventional ideas about the survivability of terrestrial life in space— Let’s take a look at a funny looking microscopic tardigrade, commonly called the water piglet or water bear. Tardigrades were discovered in pond water samples by Johann Goeze in 1773. Goeze called them Gleiner Wasserbär, a German term for Little Water Bear. Indeed, tardigrades look like miniature, cartoon bears; they are water animals which live their lives in and around bodies of water. The Latin name tardigrada means “slow walker”—these six-legged critters have a gait that looks like an animated Disney bear ’s walk. Of course water bears aren’t anywhere near the size of mammalian bears we’re familiar with; the biggest Gleiner Wasserbär is only 1.5 mm in length. If we didn’t know tardigrades were terrestrial creatures, we might take them to be tiny extraterrestrial visitors that hitched a ride to Earth on an extrasolar meteorite. Tardigrades are what biologists call polyextremophiles— that is, they can live in extreme environments that would otherwise kill other animals. In Russian experiments, tradigrades have been found to survive temperatures close to absolute zero; they also survive temperatures up to 300°F. In other experiments, tardigrades waddled happily through a radiation bath 1,000 times more deadly than an atomic bomb blast. Also, tardigardes discovered in 100year-old dessicated mud deposits were reanimated and brought back to life by researchers. Even more bizarre are tardigrades that have survived the deadly vacuum of space! According to biologist W.N. Gabriel, “In September 2007, tardigrades were taken into low Earth orbit aboard the RussianESA FOTON-M3 mission. For 10 days the creatures were exposed to the vacuum of space. After they were returned to Earth, it was discovered that many of them survived and laid eggs that hatched normally, making these the only animals shown to be able to survive the vacuum of space.”
Here are two questions about the tardigan that puzzle most researchers: How could a terrestrial lifeform evolve to survive exposure to the vacuum and high energy radiation of space? Why did tardigrades evolve an ability to survive a century in a kind of dehydrated suspended animation (especially when it already lives in watery environments with no geohistory of drought?) Were these microscopic creatures, and others like them, exposed to the environment of space in ancient times? Is that why they evolved such extreme environmental survival mechanisms? What evolutionary factors influenced this polyextremophile to endure the extremes of outer space when it appears to have originated here on planet Earth? There is no clear solution to the tardigan mystery at this time. What’s in the Sky: This week and next, view two of the stars in Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi saga “Dune”—Giedi Prime and Secundus. The stars are in the constellation Capricorn in the southwest; other objects are M75 and the asteroid Iris, a recent find. The Moon hovers above the horizon in the crescent phase. See this week’s sky map by Kirk Edwards. Louis Varricchio, M.Sc., lives in Middlebury, Vt. He is a former NASA senior science writer and is an active member of NASA’s JPL Solar System Ambassador program in Vermont. He is a recent recipient of the U.S. Civil Air Patrol’s Maj. Gen. Chuck Yeager Award for Aerospace Education.
Couponing's Best-Kept Secrets: Don't Believe Everything You See
ne of the most common misconceptions about coupons is that the item that you buy must match the picture that appears on the face of the coupon. It's true that you can use the coupon to purchase the item that's pictured. However, you want to pay close attention to the text on a coupon, too. After all, the text contains the precise information that the coupon's bar code is programmed to deliver at the checkout counter. Which brings us to this week's tip.
Super-Couponing Secret: Forget the Photos, Read the Fine Print It's a very common marketing technique for a manufacturer to show a new or more expensive variety of a product on the face of a coupon in the hope that you will buy this new or more expensive variety. If you read the coupon, though, you'll discover that the offer is good for "$1 off any [brand] product." Consider a coupon for a new variety of cold medicine put out by a leading manufacturer. The coupon may show the new, multi-symptom medicine in the picture, hoping that you will want to try it, but the text states clearly that you can use the coupon on any medicine from this manufacturer. Learning to distinguish between what the photo suggests and the full terms of the deal that the text actually spells out is a skill that can really help shoppers, giving us more freedom to buy the item we may prefer versus the variety shown in the photo. I recently had a coupon for a new variety of skin-care product. It showed a photo of the lotion, and the text read "$1 off [brand] lotion, body wash, or any [brand] product." That wording is key! When I didn't see a good sale for the company's lotions or body wash, I did see a bar of the same brand of soap - for 99 cents. With my coupon, it was free. Brand-name sandwich meat is an area where it can pay to read coupon wording closely. People often ask me how to save at the deli counter. It's not always easy to get discounts on fresh-cut cold cuts. But many meat manufacturers sell pre-packaged deli meats, too, and there are often coupons for those. Look closely at the wording on these
coupons. While the coupon may show a boxed or bagged variety of meat, the wording often spells out a wider deal, such as "$1 off 1 package of [brand] sliced By Jill Cataldo meat, or 1lb. of [brand] sliced meats at the deli." These coupons are a great way to save on fresh-sliced meats of the same brand at the deli counter. Ready for another tip? This one involves brand loyalty. While we all have favorite brands of things, our brand loyalty can cost us in the long run if we aren't shopping smart for those favorite-brand items when they're on sale. Major brands often engage in what the industry calls "price wars" with one another. We see this frequently with items such as pasta sauce, where numerous brands compete to sell what is essentially the same product. Brand A may be cheap one week, but next week Brand B barrels in with an even lower price. This works out well for shoppers who aren't particularly partial to any specific brand. But, if we think "I really like Brand A, and I will always buy it no matter what," it's great when Brand A is on sale for $1.29 a jar and we've got a 75-cent coupon for it. But when the sale ends and Brand A goes back up to $3.29 a jar, we'll be paying the price. If we can let some of our brand preferences slide a little bit and fluctuate along with the sales, we can save more money in the long run. Next week, I'll share one of the biggest and most surprising tips with you. It involves which days of the week are the least expensive days to shop at the grocery store. You might be surprised to learn what they are! © CTW Features
Jill Cataldo, a coupon workshop instructor, writer and mother of three, never passes up a good deal. Learn more about couponing at her Web site, www.super-couponing.com. E-mail your own couponing victories and questions to email@example.com.
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Community group has funds for access ramps RUTLAND — BROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont is looking for elders who have accessibility barriers and would like help with them. Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act taxpayer-financed stimulus funding, BROC has someone available in Rutland and Bennington counties to build small scale handicap ramps and stairs for access to the home and install bathroom grab bars. To qualify for these services, you must be meet income eligibility guidelines. For example, a single person can make up to $21,660 per year; a two person home can make up to $29,140 per year. There is an intake process that takes just a few minutes. To find out if you are eligible for this service, call Lisa Jewett at 665-1705 in Rutland County or Nancy Yawn at 447-7515 in Bennington County.
Golub joins Vermont Acheivement Center RUTLAND — Vermont Achievement Center (VAC) officials announced that Mitch Golub has joined the organization as education director. Golub has a master ’s degree in education and administration from Keene State College in New Hampshire. He comes to VAC from Four Winds Hospital in Katonah, N.Y., where he served as director of education of the learning program for children with special needs. “I have a passion for teaching children with special needs,” Golub stated. “I want to create a learning environment that will lead to success and happiness in life for each of our students. I believe in the importance of education and know the impact a quality education has on an individual’s life as well as for our society as a whole.” He further stated, “I am very excited to join the VAC community and look forward to working with Kiki McShane, the President of the agency, and the excellent staff at the Vermont Achievement Center.” He believes he will be successful as he relies on his sense of humor, positive outlook and common sense approach to getting people to work together and create a positive working environment. Vermont Achievement Center is a non-profit organization that has been serving Vermont’s children and families since 1937.
Taylor completes basic Army National Guard Pvt. Joshua W. Taylor has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics. He is the son of Katherine LaPine of Second Street in Fair Haven. Taylor is a 2003 graduate of Fair Haven Union High School.
ONE OF THE GUYS—A capella singing groups are making a big comeback in the United States. Notable among New England’s barbershop choruses is Curbstone Chorus of Rutland County. The all-male singing group, directed by Dan Graves, has received accolades throughout the region and beyond. The group kicked off its fall-winter of season last month with its annual show. On Nov. 13, Curbstone opens the big show for “Rockapella” at the Paramount Theater in downtown Rutland. File photo
Godair named commander of local Civil Air Patrol squadron By Lou Varricchio firstname.lastname@example.org RUTLAND, Vt. – Capt. William Godair, PhD., assumed command Oct. 29 of the U.S. Civil Air Patrol's Rutland Composite Squadron. Dr. Godair, a resident of Rutland and the squadron's aerospace education officer, replaces Capt. Steve Rabedeau, who has accepted an emergency planning position with the Civil Air Patrol in Vermont. He is director of the Business Studies Program at Landmark College in Putney, Vt. The Rutland Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol is part of the all civilian, all volunteer U.S. Air Force Auxiliary. The squadron recently received several citations as one of outstanding squadrons in the northeastern U.S. Operating 530 single engine aircraft and 63 sailplanes, the Civil Air Patrol performs more than 90 percent of all U.S. Air Force-directed search and rescue missions utilizing aircraft and ground teams and an extensive radio communications network.
Col. Thomas Benekert, head of the U.S. Civil Air Patrol in Vermont, new Squadron Commander Captain William Godair, Ph.D., and Capt. Steve Rabideau (outgoing squadron commander) of the Rutland Composite Squadron based at the Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport.
Beardmore completes basic CLARENDON — Army Reserve Pvt. Tyler R. Beardmore has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. He is the son of Robert and Rita Beardmore of Russellville Road, Shrewsbury, Vt. Beardmore is a 2009 graduate of Mill River Union High School in Clarendon.
Brandon completes basic POULTNEY — Army Reserve Pvt. Samantha J. Brandon has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. She is the daughter of Tom Brandon of Poinciana St., Rockledge, Fla., and the niece of Mark Stackpole of E. Main St., Poultney, Vt.
OnCampus McGann graduates with highest honors CASTELTON — Jenna McGann of Castleton graduated from Tarleton State University of Texas with a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary business from the university's Stephenville campus. Honor designations for undergraduate degrees are summa cum laude (highest honors), magna cum laude (high honors) and cum laude (honors).
NEW BRANCH— The ribbon is cut at the opening of a new branch of Heritage Family Credit Union in Fair Haven. The Fair Haven Branch is located at 67 Washington St. Pictured at the event are Sara DeLance, finance service manager, Kathy Breznick, branch manager, Serena Williams, Fair Haven town manager, Tom O'Brien, chairman of Heritage’s board of directors, Joan Hill, Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce, Eileen Durkee, Fair Haven Chamber of Commerce, and Matt Levandowski, executive vice president of Heritage.
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The No Child Left Behind lawsuit
t’s often said—in both criticism and defense of the American legal system—that anyone can sue anyone else. Of course there are a few exceptions to the rule: one exception is the concept of sovereign immunity, the modern description of the feudal rule that the king can do no wrong. This has been adopted for political safety and legal shelter by all levels of contemporary government—just look at the recent events in Berkshire as an example. Another exception to the “sue anyone” rule arises when a court declines to hear a case. This has just happened in a suit against the feds brought by a handful of states—proudly led by Vermont and proudly championed by former RNESU school superintendent William Mathis. (The suit demands and argues on behalf of public education for—no surprise—more money.) Mathis based his argument on the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995, Public Law 104-4, which was adopted in 1995 to quell taxpayer negative response to a number of federal demands; these demands stated that private citizens must make public investments without reimbursement; for example, that businessowners must rebuild their existing facilities to meet new federal handicap access requirements. The lawsuit just noted is aimed at the No Child Left Behind legislation of 2001 which requires that public education do a better job of public education as measured in basic school subjects such as reading and math via the annual National Assessment of Educational Progress tests. Federal involvement in education comes as the Big String attached to federal money for schools—maybe ten percent of typical school budgets. Whether public schools could reject this money, cut the Big String, and teach as they wish is a legal question which hasn’t yet been legally argued. However, there’s one successful example of private education already doing just that: Hillsdale College in Michigan. Of course, there’s always home schooling and non-public education, both small but growing sectors of the school-choice spectrum; both typically produce students far more literate and numerate than their public school peers. (This fact is strongly demonstrated by SAT tests and in-college results.) The NAEP tests have been around since 1969 with their typically dismal student test-score findings published every year in the National Digest of Educational Statistics. The scores, in such subjects as mathematics and reading, have typically been in the mid-200s. For example, if you look at table 112 in the 2007 NDES (it covers the years 1971 to 2004) showing 4th graders in reading, they went from 208 to 219 (out of a possible 500), while 8th graders went from 255 to 259; and 11th graders went from 285 to—drumroll—285! These numbers equate to proficiency percentages in the low-20s to high 40s range; for example, Vermont 8th grade students came in at 42 percent proficient (that is, able to function at grade level) in 2007. No one in education cared much about these percentages as long as the test scores were deep-sixed and went unpublished to the taxpaying public, but that changed with a key part of NCLB that required: 1.) that public schools get almost all of their students to “proficient” by 2014, and 2.) from 2002 on each school must demonstrate measurable Annual Yearly Progress, as measured by improvements in NAEP test score results, towards that goal. (As an aside: to this day, the Vermont NAEP scores still aren’t posted on the public education website—wonder why?) The lawsuit mentioned above also takes a curious direction: it argues that nowhere in a contemporary educator’s job-description is the actual requirement (or expectation) that he/she get a specific number or percentage of his/her students to “proficient” and that, therefore, the new and offensive NCLB requirement is really an unfunded mandate as prohibited by P.L. 104-4. In contrast to military education—if the student didn’t learn, it’s because the teacher didn’t teach—or private education with various modes of student evaluation of instructors, public educators are adamant in rejecting student achievement as an indicator of teacher competence. Indeed, there are substantial sectors of the student body which can’t or won’t achieve “proficient” for reasons of intelligence, environment, or attitude which have been heavily discussed in the professional literature. In contrast, public education doctrine professes that all students are teachable. Note that the lawsuit doesn’t argue that teachers couldn’t get all their students to “proficient” if they wanted to, even the seemingly intractable sub-groups now dragging overall test scores down; it argues that with more money, they could do just that. Without more money, it just isn’t possible to make the effort, but with more money, it is. In the interim, public education apparently recognizes that it has a credibility problem similar to home appliance producers: “Don’t expect all your in-home devices to work as implied by our assurances of excellence when sold and so all states–except Nebraska—have purchased and deployed alternative tests, easier than NAEP, on which higher percentages of students miraculously make proficient. A recent lengthy Wall Street Journal article (Oct. 30, 2009) describes how the feds are forcing correlation of such easier tests as NECAP with the national standard: to show how much deception is underway, with implication—if not a direct promise—that such devices won’t go unchallenged. You have to agree with the lawsuit originators dismissing the judicial dismissal of their case: this argument isn’t over any time soon. Former Vermonter Martin Harris lives in Tennessee.
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Curbstone Chorus To the editor: The Rutland Curbstone Chorus would like to express a sincere "thank you" for the tremendous support and praise that we received this past Saturday evening of Oct. 17. We presented our First Annual A-Cappella Extravaganza, and it was attended by, a sold out, standing room only, very vocal audience. We can not begin to find the words, that speak to the overwhelming feeling of gratitude, pride and excitement, that this audience of wonderful Rutland county concertgoers gave to us Saturday evening. We too, want to thank the many performers from the chorus' of Saratoga Springs N.Y., Hanover N.H., and Burlington who also contributed, to help make this a most enjoyable evening. The memorable grand finale had all 130 barbershoppers on stage, all singing great barbershop harmony together, to the delight of everyone in the full house. That was probably a first, ever, for Rutland. We need to also thank the many volunteers, the gracious program sponsors, and everyone who played any part in bringing about this outstanding production. The Rutland Curbstone Chorus is truly honored, and sincerely humbled, to be recognized for it's achievements. The many accolades of praise, heard Saturday night, are indeed, extremely rewarding and certainly appreciated by everyone in the Curbstone Chorus. We look forward to future performances, the upcoming holiday season, and to entertaining the Rutland area music lovers. Again, thank you to everyone for your gift of pride, that you have given to the Rutland Curbstone Chorus. Dick Nordmeyer Performance Manager Castleton
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To the editor: The Southwest Freedom Riders (an organization dedicated to motorcycle safety, education and community involvement) would like to thank anyone and everyone who participated in our events during 2009. With your help, we were able to donate thousands of dollars to many local groups, including (but not limited to) the Special Olympics, VINS (Institute of Natural Science), Ladies First , the Rutland County Humane Society, local food shelves, as well as Mt. Sinai Hospital’s Health for Heroes program. Our current project is an annual Christmas Adopt-A-Family project. Whether you were a rider/passenger on one of our runs, a business, organization or private party who made a donation, or one of our own members who worked on one of our events, you are greatly appreciated. A special thank you goes to our friends in the press, for spreading word of our events. Without all of your participation, SWFR would not be so successful at being what we are: a bunch of bikers who raise money for those in need, and have a great time doing it. Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing all of you next year. Southwest Freedom Riders Rutland
Champlain Bridge scandal To the editor: Where were the 'inspectors'?? As everyone knows, the Lake Champlain Bridge at Crown Point has been closed. Understandably so. If it is dangerous, by all means close it. There are two points I would like to make about it's closing. 1. This past summer, the bridge was reduced to on-lane traffic because it was deemed unsafe for so much 'tonnage'. How can we go from tonnage traffic to banning even pedestrian traffic in a blink of an eye? Either someone misread the condition of the bridge in early summer '09 or there was a catastrophic deterioration of the bridge in a few short months. You mean we were driving across a bridge that wasn't even safe for pedestrians? My bet is it was the former. Which begs the obvious question; Who, where were the so called VTrans inspectors that are responsible for inspecting this bridge? Are they not responsible for the safety of the infrastructure in Vermont? I wrote a letter to the editor a few weeks back where I stated that the issue of the Middlebury downtown bridge was ignored by VTrans so that the Middlebury Selectboard had to impose an 'optional' tax to pay for their bridge. Here is another example of VTrans and the politicians in Montpelier ignoring infrastructure needs. 2) Knowing that this bridge is a critical link between New York and Vermont, why was there not a contingency plan in place to erect a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers floating bridge just in case this bridge had to be closed? The ACE can erect one of these bridges in a matter of a few days. Let's face it, there is no ferry that can handle 3,400 vehicles per day. Seems to me that there are lot of people getting paid for work they are not doing. Burt DeGraw Bristol
Castleton lands five on NAC All-Conference CASTELTON — Thomas senior forward Tim Costa was named the North Atlantic North Atlantic ConferenceConference Men’s Soccer Player of the Year in a vote by the league's coaches. Costa led the league with eight goals in seven conference contests and helping the Terriers to a third place conference finish Mike Anthony of Castleton. with a 3-1-3 mark. Photo courtesy of CSC Freshman Noor Bulle Johnson State earned NAC Rookie of the Year honors. Bulle scored four goals during conference play and was a force on offense for the Badgers ranking among the league leaders averaging over four shots per contest. Maine Maritime head coach Travers Evans was honored as the NAC Coach of the Year in a vote by his peers. Evans, in his third season at the helm of the Mariners program, led his squad to a 4-2-1 conference mark doubling the number of conference wins the program had over the last three seasons. Maine Maritime Academy was honored with the Team Sportsmanship Award. NAC all-conference selections are determined by a vote of the conference coaches. Additional players honored are due to ties in the voting. 2009 Men's Soccer All-Conference Teams
•First Team Edwin Acosta So. F Abdullah Alkhayyat Fr. itime Mike Anthony Sr. GK Noor Bulle Fr. F Josh Costa Jr. F/M Tim Costa Sr. F Sean Fitzgerald Sr. Justin Gauvin Sr. M Chris Mulholland Jr. Sean Raph So. D Mark Trombley Sr. F •Second Team Victor Abass Fr. D Dylan Burr So. D Jeff Butland Jr. GK Ryan Beam Sr. D Dillon Clark Jr. M Jerry DeChance Sr. Nick El-Hajj So. M John DeStefano Fr. M Michael Kelly Fr. F Alex Martin So. F Nate Tipton So. F Player of the Year Tim Costa Sr. F Rookie of the Year Noor Bulle Fr. F Coaches of the Year Travers Evans Team Sportsmanship Award Maine Maritime Academy
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o you go dancing much? I mean, you know, trip the light fantastic sort of dancing? Cut the rug and jitterbug? Not a mosh pit, not ball room, certainly not watching people on T.V. I mean jump, swing, twist, shout out with your lungs dancing. I love that kind of dancin! I attend a dance party about once a week. The music is not too loud, but the yells and screams make up for it. Some of my favorite songs are “Ring of Fire”, “Paper Doll”, and “This Old House.” I suppose this, like many of our habits started in college. We used to go to a place called the Haunt on Saturday nights. It was five bucks to get in, but on Saturday nights they only played classic ‘80s songs. Man, I would dance and twist ‘til they closed and we’d walk on home! Since my alma mater was in upstate New York, this often meant a very cold walk in winter. But youth being youth, I didn’t care. Thankfully now, the dance party only goes until about 7:30 p.m., and we end it by saying, “Ok, kids—that’s it, time for bed.” Much to the sadness seen in their faces, the nightly duty of teeth being brushed and pajamas being put on begins, and the music fades away. Our family dance party really is more like jumping than dancing, but there are no judges to tell us we are doing something wrong—just good old fashion fun. It seems to me that the point of the dance party is to hold the ankles of one of the kids swing them around a time or two and drop them on the soft couch. (My wife has yet to allow me to try this move on her, but I’m sure with the kids help we could do it.) By this point, you must be wondering: how in the world
The Logger’s holiday variety show hits the road Comedian to visit Paramount Theatre After a hiatus of three years, comedian Rusty DeWees’ Logger Holiday Variety Show is touring Vermont for the 2009-2010 holidays. Shows will be staged at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland, and at the South Burlington and Stowe high schools. “I performed in Maine and New Hampshire a bunch, and I wrote a book, “Scrawlins”—a collection of my Eagle and Rutland Tribune newspaper columns—which left no time to put a holiday show together the past three years. People have been missing the show and they tell me it’s a family holiday tradition. So we’ve been working almost a year on this Holiday show, and tell you what, it’s going to be a rig the folks don’t want to miss,” DeWees said. Audiences familiar with the Logger ’s variety show will get to meet French Canadian Uncle Furmon—again. Everybody’s favorite uncle will be in the show more than ever before as he dances and prances to the audience’s delight (drunk on life and cheap hooch). Champion fiddler Don Commo and five-time Emmy Award winning guitarist Peter Wilder —along with Rusty on guitar and drums—will be doing the heavy lifting for the variety show’s full slate of musical numbers. The Logger ’s Holiday Variety Show is a face paced, smooth flowing, collection of comedy, dancing, and music, that harken back to days when the entire family would sit around the television in the living room (Yes, people actually used their living rooms), and enjoy an evening of entertainment together. Think Dean Martin, Sonny and Cher, and Carol Burnett— the 1960s and 1970s style family variety television shows that America tuned into. Add Rusty’s familiar Logger style comedy stories, and a pair of Vermont’s most talented guest stars (singer Keeghan Nolan and dancer Kerry Izzo), and you have a full show for the whole family. “Yeah, these gals, Keeghan and Kerry are talented like you won’t believe,” said DeWees. ”They’re going to bring the house down.” Among the songs Nolan will sing is “Sparks Fly” for which she won first place at CMA’s Rising Vocal Competition in Nashville, Tenn. “I’m very lucky to have the ladies in the show,” he said. Which of course makes you and your family lucky too, when you all go to the Logger ’s Holiday Variety Show—a Vermonter holiday tradition. This holiday season the curtain will rise at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland, South Burlington High School, and Stowe High School. The show is rated SC for Some Cussin’ and is appropriate for the entire family. Show schedule: •Paramount Theatre, Rutland, Nov. 27-28, at 8 p.m. •South Burlington High School, Dec 11-12,18-19 at 8 p.m., and Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. •Stowe High School, Dec 31 and Jan 1-2 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call 802-888-8838 or see www.thelogger.com.
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Stafford Technical Center honor students First Quarter High Honor Roll Kayla Buckley (hospitality/entrepreneurship) of West Rutland High School. John DeMatties (forestry career) of Poultney High School. Lauren Graziano (architecture engineer design) of Fair Haven Union High School. Nathaniel Hance (public safety career) of Mill River Union High School. Alicia Horwedel (digital arts) of West Rutland High School. Kayla Jones (public safety career) of Mill River Union High School. Mercedes Laplant (human services) of Proctor High School. Emily Patch (hospitality/entrepreneurship) of Mill River Union High School. Cierra Phelps (public safety) of Mill River Union High School. Brittany Pierce (health) of Fair Haven High School. Evan Bathalon (electrical/plumbing career) of Otter Valley Union High School. James Bonilla (public safety) of Rutland High School. Ryan Chamberland (auto technology career) of West Rutland High School. Andrew Cook (architecture engineer design) of Poultney High School. Haley Cotrupi (public safety) of Mill River Union High School. Chelsea Felion (human services) of Rutland High School.
Justin Fredette (computer technology) of Rutland High School. David Greenier (cabinetmaking) of Mill River Union High School. Adam Hough (power mechanics career) of Rutland High School. Emily Johnson (video production) of West Rutland High School. Joshua Kaminski (digital arts) of Rutland High School. Kyle Lenher (public safety) of Proctor High School. Arianna Lynn (digital arts) of Rutland High School. Paige Mayer (digital arts career) of Rutland High School. Alison McLellan (hospitality/entrepreneurship) of Proctor High School. Shane Moyer (automobile technology) of Rutland High School. Tim Mumford (electrical/plumbing) of Mill River Union High School. Jonathan Russell (music: jazz/contemporary) of Fair Haven Union High School. Melanie Smith (culinary arts) of Otter Valley Union High School. Peter Snee (digital arts) of Rutland High School. Kayla Stewart (public safety) of West Rutland High School Annastashia Taylor (cabinetmaking career) of West Rutland High School. Eric Wade (automobile technology) of Rutland High School.
Kids and fever
arents have been hot to ask me when to worry about their infant or toddler having a fever. Well, let me try to cool down everyone’s concern and provide some information on this topic. First you need to understand that fever is not a disease. It is a symptom that points to an insult - usually infectious-- in your child’s body. Second, you need to know that when your body’s temperature is elevated, your body is able to kill germs better. So, if fever is a symptom that can help us figure out what is wrong with your child, and germs get killed more quickly if the body’s temperature is elevated, is there any reason we cannot simply smile and say in many respects “fever is our friend”? Yet, when your child is hot and irritable with a fever you may not always view fever as your friend, so let me make some suggestions that might help with this problem. First, if your child is under a month or two of age and has a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, then please call your baby’s doctor to have them examined. The doctor will determine if the baby has a serious problem such as a bacterial infection. He or she will likely recommend further tests often involving checking for infection in their blood, urine, chest, or spinal fluid, and if meningitis is a concern, since fever may be the only clue your baby is seriously ill. Second, if your child is over a few months of age and has been immunized, then we really don’t want to know the the specific height of the fever, just that your child has a fever. We will however, want to know how your infant or toddler is breathing and acting, and whether they are staying hydrated. If you are concerned about any of these things in addition to the fever, your pediatrician will want to see your child no matter what the number is on the thermometer. If they are breathing ok, and appear otherwise well but hot, then keep them hydrated and not too overactive. You can also give them acetaminophen or ibuprofen to reduce their temperature and irritability. As to sponge baths to bring down the temperature, use lukewarm rather than cool water since cool water will make your child shiver and drive the temperature higher. Please do not give your febrile child an alcohol bath, even if you got one when growing up, since we now know that these can cause drops in blood sugar and even a serious convulsion. So, no alcohol baths for your hot tot. Hopefully, tips like these will burn brightly in your minds so you can stay calm, cool, and collected the next time your young child has a fever. Lewis First, M.D., is chief of Pediatrics at Vermont Children’s Hospital at Fletcher Allen and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.
PEP RALLY—Christie Ojala holds Katelyn Robertello as the students play the game Ships and Sailors at a Mount St. Joseph Academy pep rally Oct. 26. Students also dressed in retro-era costumes as part of Spirit Week activities. Different themes and activities are planned for every day this week in preparation for the MSJ vs. Rutland football game Oct. 31.
GUESTVIEWPOINT Leahy’s bench press
nder the Senate Judiciary Committee as run by Patrick Leahy, even plans on which the two parties have previously agreed to collaborate disintegrate into partisanship. Witness his effort to expand the federal judiciary now that President Obama can pick the new judges. The original version of the Federal Judgeship Act, proposed in March 2008 and co-sponsored by Utah Republican Orrin Hatch, was supposed to give both parties a say in the composition of an expanded federal judiciary. Then the election results would determine which party's President got to nominate the judges. The idea was to pass a plan and then have it go into effect after the inauguration of the election winner in 2008. It had bipartisan support. Yet with a Democratic president now in the White House, Mr. Leahy wants to be sure Mr. Obama gets to do the picking-and not wait until the next election. His plan would create nine additional permanent appeals-court judgeships in five circuits, including two on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the Northeast and four on the overstretched Ninth in the West. It would also create three more temporary appeals court judgeships-seats that would last for 10 years through either 2019 or 2020. On the federal district courts, which are a step below the appellate bench, the Leahy bill would create another 38 permanent and 13 temporary judges. There's little question that several circuits could benefit from more judges. Some circuits in the South have seen a surge of immigration cases. The Ninth Circuit encompasses such a broad and geographically diverse group of states that some have suggested it be split into two. According to the Judicial Conference's Executive Chairman, Judge An-
thony Scirica, district court case loads have gone up by 27 percent since 1990, with appeals courts now burdened by a 45 percent heavier case load. In remarks on Sept. 30, Mr. Leahy said he is "unmoved" by demands to delay the effective date until after the next Presidential election in 2012, arguing that his bill is meant to address "current needs". But the need for more judges wouldn't be so urgent if Mr. Leahy didn't make it so hard to confirm nominees. There are 94 vacancies on the federal courts with only 16 nominees pending to fill them. On the Second Circuit, for which the Leahy plan would create more judges, three vacancies are open without any nominees at all. One reason there are so many vacancies is because Mr. Leahy stonewalled so many nominees in the Bush years. Third Circuit nominees Shalom Stone and Paul Diamond waited 536 and 163 days, respectively, for the Judiciary Committee to act. In the First Circuit, slated for a new permanent appellate judge under Mr. Leahy's plan, William Smith waited for 384 days, despite the seat's designation as a judicial emergency. So did such top-flight nominees as Peter Keisler for the D.C. Circuit and Robert Conrad, Steve Matthews and Glen Conrad for the Fourth Circuit, which often handles national security cases. Congress hasn't passed major legislation to address the logjam on the federal bench since 1990, and getting more judges onto high-traffic courts would be good for efficient justice. But Mr. Leahy's attempt to pack the courts with extra Democrats is a partisan power play that Republicans should do everything in their power to stop. Printed from the Wall Street Journal with permission.
GUESTVIEWPOINT It’s Obama’s war now
e must never again squander the blood of patriots with a half-hearted attempt at war.
It is dangerous, counter-productive and immoral to fight a war with just enough troops to agitate our foes without a sufficient commitment to ensure victory. We must soundly defeat those who attack us while simultaneously establishing basic security and economic stability for the civilian population. Ignoring the civilian suffering only creates hatred among a long-suffering people caught up in the throes of war. Civilians who hate us become enemies who fight us. It is the surest route to a bloody and debilitating defeat. Despite all of the odds stacked against us in Iraq, we have achieved success in Iraq, especially in Ramadi and the rest of Al Anbar Province. We have done so by a multifaceted approach. First, we have conducted decisive military action and thoroughly defeated the enemy in battle. Second, we have worked with, rather than against, the Iraqi people’s own natural leaders in re-establishing basic security and some degree of economic stability. It is imperative to follow up tactical victories by removing the conditions which motivate future attacks. We have learned a lot in Iraq, and we can not ignore these lessons in Afghanistan. Our troops have fought hard and sacrificed much in an uphill battle to defeat an enemy defined not by geographic borders, but by it’s ideological commitment to the destruction of our nation. We have learned that we can not remain isolated on our bases while the civilians around us suffer at the hands of terrorists. We must establish a protective, cooperative presence among the people. The challenge in establishing basic security is to do so in a way that respects and supports the people’s natural leadership and fosters self-reliance. The efforts of our military must eventually be carried on by the Afghans themselves.
If we instead remain aloof and isolated, relying solely on aerial strikes with unmanned drones, the civilians will see only bloodshed and never the compassionate face of an American soldier standing with them to improve life in their remote villages. While well-placed aerial strikes are a vital part of our overall strategy, they are only one part of it. During the Vietnam War, we saw the results of allowing partisan politics to define our battlefield strategies. The time and place for deciding whether to fight a war rests with our civilian political leadership. Once they decide to fight, victory is our goal. Defeat is not an option. We must collectively stand behind our soldiers and support their efforts, not micromanage them into a defeat. Gen. Stanley McChrystal is our battlefield commander in Afghanistan. He is in the best position to assess our efforts and refine our strategy and define the resources he needs to accomplish the mission set before him. As unpleasant as it is to send 40,000 more troops to Afghanistan, we must win this fight. Our nation was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001, not by a geographically defined nation, but rather by a radical ideology which runs counter to everything we hold dear. We must defeat our attackers every time, and on every level. Not only must we stop those who attack America, we must remove the motivation of those who contemplate future attacks. Victory in Afghanistan will go far to prevent future attacks on our own soil. Defeat will embolden our enemies and fuel further attacks on our nation. May God bless America. Thomas A. Middleton Editor’s note: Mr. Middleton is a U.S. veteran and author of “Sabers Edge: A Combat Medic in Ramadi, Iraq”. Visit him online at www.sabersedgebook.com/. The views expressed in his op-ed are not necessarily those of the staff of New Market Press Newspapers.
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Thursday, November 12 BENSON — The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is offering a Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinic at Benson Heights at 10 a.m. There is a suggested donation of $2.00 for blood pressure screenings and $5.00 for foot care. For more information, please call 802-775-0568. BRISTOL — Special Luncheon at Masonic Lodge!Noon -- Bring a friend and come to the Masonic Lodge for a Roast Pork Extravaganza with all the trimmings! Sponsored by CVAA. Suggested donation of $3.00. Reservations are required. Call Marion to reserve at 453-3451. BRISTOL — The First Baptist Church of Bristol announces that its doors will be open each Thursday starting in November from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for anyone in the community that would like to use their sanctuary to pray. It was noted that most churches’ doors are locked during the week in the daytime and we felt that there might be a need for a quiet place to pray in the community. CASTLETON — The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is offering a Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinic at Castleton Meadows at 12:30 p.m.There is a suggested donation of $2.00 for blood pressure screenings and $5.00 for foot care. For more information, please call 802-775-0568. MIDDLEBURY —Middlebury College Musical Players presents “Songs for a New World,” written by Tony award winning composer Jason Robert Brown. A montage of musical stories each set in one moment of a lifetime. “It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice…take a stand, or turn around and go back.” At Town Hall Theater8:00 p.m.Tickets, $10/$8/$6, are available by calling 802 443-6433 or online at www.middlebury.edu/arts/tickets. RUTLAND — The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is offering a Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinic at Sheldon Towers at 9:30 a.m. There is a suggested donation of $2 for blood pressure screenings and $5.00 for foot care. For more information, please call 802-775-0568. RUTLAND — The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is offering a Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinic at Linden Terrace at 11 a.m. There is a suggested donation of $2 for blood pressure screenings and $5.00 for foot care. For more information, please call 802-775-0568.
Friday, November 13 BRISTOL — Fine Dining at Mary's Restaurant!Noon -- This renowned restaurant graciously opens its doors each month to diners in CVAA's luncheon program and this months menu is sure to please! Diners will feast on Squash Soup, Turkey Dinner with Stuffing and Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables and Cranberry Crisp. Suggested donation of $5.00. Reservations are required. Call CVAA to reserve at 1-800-642-5119. HINESBURG — Birthday Party at 7 p.m. at Brown Dog Books & Gifts- is turning one. Come celebrate with us! Music by Chick Peas, free refreshments at 7 p.m. at Brown Dog Books & Gifts, 22 Commerce St., No. 3. All events are free and open to the public.! For Info: 482-5189 or http://www.indiebound.org. MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College Musical Players presents “Songs for a New World,” written by Tony award winning composer Jason Robert Brown. A montage of musical stories each set in one moment of a lifetime. “It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice…take a stand, or turn around and go back.” At Town Hall Theater 7 and 10:30 p.m.Tickets, $10/$8/$6, are available by calling 802 443-6433 or online at www.middlebury.edu/arts/tickets. SHELBURNE — "An Inspector Calls" by J.B. Priestley will be performed at the Shelburne Town Center, 5420 Shelburne Road on November 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Nov. 15. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 for seniors(60+) and students, (except Nov. 19 when all seats are $10) and can be purchased in advance at Shelburne Supermarket, or by calling 985-0780 (operated by Accurite Payroll Processing). Director Don Rowe will be giving a talk on the play at The Pierson Library in Shelburne on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7pm. Please visit www.shelburneplayers.com for more information. WELLS — 2 Day Rummage Sale (There will be a Christmas Table). To benefit Outreach programs and Parish House at the St.Paul's Episcopal Church, East Wells Road on November 13th and 14th from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. *Bag Sale on Saturday the 14th Clothing and shoes for all ages! Also puzzles, books, linens, jewelry and toys. Info: please contact Michelle Morey 6450934.
Saturday, November 14 BRANDON — New England Boiled Dinner from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Neshobe Sportsman Club. Menu features: Ham, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, onions, beverages and dessert. Cost $9, Kids 5-10 yrs $5, Under 5 yrs free. Take out available. Public Welcome. Dinner prepared by and proceeds to benefit Boy Scout Troop # 111. Info: 247-6687. BRISTOL — Chicken and Biscuit Supper from 5 p.m. to 6:3.- The First Baptist Church of Bristol will have a Chicken and Biscuit Supper made with white meat. Also included are mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, cranberry sauce, brownies and ice cream and drinks, adults only $9, children 5 to 12 years $4, under 5 free. For fun we will be giving away ‘door’ prizes! We’re the church behind the Bristol Park. All proceeds will benefit our winter heating fund. Info: 453-6302 and Pastor Michael Kroll 453-2551. CASTLETON — The Castleton Community Center Holiday Craft Fair promises to be bigger and better than ever this year from 9-3 o’clock. There will be a super selection of one-of-a-kind hand made clothing, maple products, jams and jellies, wooden items, jewelry, beeswax candles, decorations, and other assorted craft and food items. With the extra space in the barn, there will be more vendors this year, as well as many of the favorite vendors who return each year. Lunch will be available. For information call 468-3093. MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College Musical Players presents “Songs for a New World,” written by Tony award winning composer Jason Robert Brown. A montage of musical stories each set in one moment of a lifetime. “It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice…take a stand, or turn around and go back.” At Town Hall Theater 8 p.m.Tickets, $10/$8/$6, are available by calling 443-6433 or online at www.middlebury.edu/arts/tickets. MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury's Largest Indoor Multi-Family Yard Sale from 8-2 p.m. at the Patricia Hannaford Career Center. Huge variety of items! A benefit to send the Diversified Occupations Program's Geography class to Washington, DC. SHELBURNE — "An Inspector Calls" by J.B. Priestley will be performed
at the Shelburne Town Center, 5420 Shelburne Road on November 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Nov. 15. Please visit www.shelburneplayers.com for more information. VERGENNES — Mary Ann Brandt will lead a two-day workshop based on the works and philosophy of Viola Spolin, the originator of Theater Games, the basis of improvisation theater. The event is being held at the Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Nov. 14-15 and will kick off with an opening reception at 9:30 a.m. on November 14th. Classes will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Cost to participate is $200 with limited enrollment. For registration and information contact: Barbara Harding, c/o Otter Creek Used Books, 20 Main Street, Middlebury, VT 05753. 388-3241. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, November 17 MIDDLEBURY — CVAA Hosts Thanksgiving Celebrations at Russ Sholes at Noon! So, grab a friend and join in the feast at one of these wonderful, local celebrations offering this delectable meal of Roast Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Stuffing, Dilled Baby Carrots, Cranberry Sauce, Dinner Roll and Pumpkin Pie. Suggested donation of $3. Please bring your own place setting. Reservations are required. Transportation provided by ACTR 388-1946. Please call CVAA at 1-800-642-5119 to sign up.
Wednesday November 18 BRIDPORT — CVAA Hosts Thanksgiving Celebrations at The Grange Hall at Noon! So, grab a friend and join in the feast at one of these wonderful, local celebrations offering this delectable meal of Roast Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Stuffing, Dilled Baby Carrots, Cranberry Sauce, Dinner Roll and Pumpkin Pie. Suggested donation of $3. Please bring your own place setting. Reservations are required. Transportation provided by ACTR 3881946. Please call CVAA at 1-800-642-5119 to sign up. BRISTOL — CVAA Hosts Thanksgiving Celebrations at The American Legion at Noon! So, grab a friend and join in the feast at one of these wonderful, local celebrations offering this delectable meal of Roast Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Stuffing, Dilled Baby Carrots, Cranberry Sauce, Dinner Roll and Pumpkin Pie. Suggested donation of $3.00. Please bring your own place setting. Reservations are required. Transportation provided by ACTR 388-1946. Please call CVAA at 1-800-642-5119 to sign up. RUTLAND — “HATFEST”Learn the do's & dont's of hat wearing and how to accessorize a hat but most importantly, get a head start on your prize winning hat for the 2010 ‘For the Love of Tea’ event in May.Door prizes, Delectable Treats and Delicious Beverages 10% discount on all purchases - 10% of evening sales go to the Pink Ribbon Diva Foundation.Mr Twitters Garden & Gift Emporium 5:30 -7:30 p.m. For more info: Phone: 282-4464 Email:email@example.com
Thursday, November 19 BRISTOL — MAUHS presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “OKLAHOMA!” a two-act icon of American musical theatre, on Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 19-21. Evening performances each night at 7:30 p.m. Also Saturday Matinee at 2 p.m. Admission $9 Adults, $6 children under 12 and Senior citizens. For tickets/info 453-2333. BRISTOL — The First Baptist Church of Bristol announces that its doors will be open each Thursday starting in November from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for anyone in the community that would like to use their sanctuary to pray. It was noted that most churches’ doors are locked during the week in the daytime and we felt that there might be a need for a quiet place to pray in the community. BURLINGTON — A Thanksgiving Organ Recital.Works by American Composers SethBingham, Eric De Lamarter, and John Knowles Paine, and Belgian composer FlorPeeters. First United Methodist Church of Burlington 12:15 PM.Light refreshments will be provided. Here is a chance to have a relaxing and refreshing noon hour in our beautiful sanctuary on Winooski Ave at Buell St.,one block off Burlington's main pedestrian street. DORSET — The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is offering a Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinic at the Dorset Nursing Office 9 a.m.There is a suggested donation of $2.00 for blood pressure screenings and $5.00 for foot care. For more information, please call 802-775-0568. NORTH CLARENDON — The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is offering a Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinic at the Community Center at 12:30 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $2.00 for blood pressure screenings and $5.00 for foot care. For more information, please call 802775-0568. RUTLAND — The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is offering a Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinic at Maple Village 10 a.m. There is a suggested donation of $2.00 for blood pressure screenings and $5.00 for foot care. For more information, please call 802-775-0568. SHELBURNE — "An Inspector Calls" by J.B. Priestley will be performed at the Shelburne Town Center, 5420 Shelburne Road on November 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee at 2 p.m. on November 15. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 for seniors(60+) and students, (except Thursday November 19 when all seats are $10) and can be purchased in advance at Shelburne Supermarket, or by calling 985-0780 (operated by Accurite Payroll Processing). Director Don Rowe will be giving a talk on the play at The Pierson Library in Shelburne on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7pm. Please visit www.shelburneplayers.com for more information. VERGENNES — Vergennes Eagles at Noon for a special Thanksgiving Celebration feast sponsored by CVAA of Roast Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Stuffing, Dilled Baby Carrots, Cranberry, Dinner Roll and Pumpkin Pie. Suggested donation of $3.00. Please bring your own place setting. Reservations required. Transportation provided by ACTR 388-1946. Call Tracey at CVAA to reserve at 1-800-642-5119 x615. VERGENNES — Marselis Parsons: 1967 to 2009, TV Broadcasting in Vermont at 7 p.m. After 43 years of telling stories and reporting the news at WCAX TV, Marselis Parsons has retired from the anchor chair. He covered Vermonters from all walks of life. As the 6 p.m. news anchor, he "has been the first to deliver to countless people information about tragedies and victories, fortune and ruin", noted Anson Tebbetts, his replacement as News Director. While there, Parsons led a team of dedicated journalists which has won dozens of awards including the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Television Newscast in the United States in 2003 by the Radio and Television News Director Association. WCAX has received 40 regional Murrows, 2 New England Emmy Awards and a Peabody under the guidance of Parsons. In his youth, he traveled through out Europe and Africa with his family while his father was a Foreign Service Officer. Vermont became his home in 1967 and at WCAX TV, he became one of "Vermont's Own". For additional information on this and other programs in the Bixby Library's Third Thursday series, please contact the library at 877-6392. All Third Thursday events are free and open to the public.
CASTLETON — Applewood Manor Bed & Breakfast of Castleton, Vermont has been selected as a Best in New England in the annual Best of BedandBreakfast.com Awards. Applewood is The original Applewood house in Castleton the sole Vermont was built by Noah Hoyt, younger brother of recipient of this Nehemiah Hoyt (Hoit), one of the first setprestigious tlers who came to town as a single man in award for 2009- 1771. 10, aN accomplishment after only three years of business. The Best of BedandBreakfast.com Awards are based upon a qualitative and quantitative review of the nearly 100,000 independent reviews submitted to BedandBreakfast.com, the leading online B&B directory and reservation network worldwide. The original Applewood house was built by Noah Hoyt, younger brother of Nehemiah Hoyt (Hoit), one of the first settlers who came to Castleton as a single man in 1771. As a Green Mountain Boy, Nehemiah assisted in the capture of Fort Ticonderoga; he was the third man to enter the fort following Col. Ethan Allen. The historic house remained in the Hoyt family until the mid-20th century, with the widow of John Hoyt, great grandson of the original builder, being the last member of the Hoyt family to live in the house. Since then, only two other families have owned the house before current owners Ralph Hirschfeld and Nancy Cameron purchased it in 2004. Within walking distance of Castleton village, Applewood offers Vermont comfort, hospitality, and history dating back to the 1780s. The manor includes original brick and marble fireplaces grace the public rooms, and screened porch and patios. Each of the five guest bedrooms has a private bathroom, deluxe mattresses, and beautifully-appointed furnishings. Breakfasts are served in a charming dining-room where, in winter time, guests enjoy the warmth and ambience of a real fire. Surrounded by picture postcard-perfect Vermont scenery, the 33-acre property offers spacious lawns, New England landscaping, a swimming pool, and woodland walks. For a complete list of all winners, including regional and international Best of BedandBreakfast.com Award winners, see www.BedandBreakfast.com.
Taxpayer funds to support local police, first responders
Paul Duquette, chief of the Newport Police Department, Thomas Tremblay, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Public Safety, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Tom L’Esperance of the Vermont State Police. PITTSFORD — Approximately $944,000 in taxpayer funding will be made available for state law enforcement and first responders. The Vermont Department of Public Safety will receive $506,000 to improve communications equipment and technology. Another $250,000 will allow the Vermont State Police to take advantage of the most advanced in-cruiser camera technology available, according to Col. Tom L’Esperance, the state police director. “This technology will ensure Vermont State Police meet our goals of flawless evidence collection, efficient investigations, swift prosecution, transparent performance, and bias-free policing,” he said. In addition, $188,000 was secured to support driver training at the Vermont Police Academy in Pittsford. The funding was for a driver training simulator, which will help the academy deliver versatile, portable, highly-advanced driver training to law enforcement recruits. In addition to Tremblay and L’Esperance, other participants in the kickoff news conference at the Department of Public Safety Headquarters included R.J. Elrick, director of the Vermont Police Academy, Paul Duquette, chief of the Newport Police Department, Lamoille County Sheriff Roger Marcoux and Al Barber chief of the Hinesburg Volunteer Fire Department.
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Religious Services RUTLAND All Saints Anglican Church An orthodox Anglo-Catholic Christian Community. Mass & Liturgy offered every Sunday at 4:00p.m. Childcare available. Handicap Accessible. Christian Education. 42 Woodstock Ave., Rutland (Services at Messiah Lutheran Church) 802-282-8098. Email: AllCelticStaintsRutland@comcast.net Alliance Community Fellowship Howe Center, Sunday Worship 10:30a.m. Phone: 773-3613 Calvary Bible 2 Meadow Lane & Grove Street, 775-0358. Sunday Worship Service 9:30a.m. & 11:00a.m. www.cbcvt.org Christ the King 66 South Mail St. - Saturday Mass 5:15p.m., Sunday Masses 7:30, 9:30 & 11a.m. Church of the Nazarene 144 Woodstock Ave., Pastor Gary Blowers 483-6153. Sunday School for all ages at 9:30a.m. Morning Worship at 10:30a.m., Evening Worship at 6:00p.m. & Wednesday Prayer at 7:00p.m., Children’s Church available during Worship Service. Church of Christ 67 Dorr Dr., Sunday Worship 10:30a.m. The Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay 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 5:30 p.m., Sunday Worship 10:30a.m. Grace Congregational United Church of Christ - 8 Court St., 775-4301. Sunday Chapel Service 8:30a.m., Worship 10a.m. Green Mountain Baptist Church 50 Barrett Hill Rd. , 747-7712. Sunday Worship 11a.m., Evening service 6p.m. Green Mountain Missionary Baptist Church - 98 Killington Ave., 775-1482 • Sunday Worship 11a.m. & 6p.m. Immaculate Heart of Mary - Lincoln Ave. Saturday Mass 4:30p.m., Sunday Mass 8 & 10:15a.m. Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses Gleason Rd. - Public Meeting 10a.m. Messiah Lutheran Church 42 Woodstock Ave., 775-0231. Sunday Worship 10a.m. New Hope in Christ Fellowship 15 Spellman Terrace, 773-2725. Sunday Worship 10:15a.m. Pentacostals of Rutland County Corner of Rt. 4 and Depot Lane, 747-0727. Evangelistic Service 6p.m. Roadside Chapel Assembly of God Town Line Rd., 775-5805. Sunday Worship 10:25a.m. Rutland Jewish Center 96 Grove St., 773-3455. Fri. Shabbat Service 7:30p.m., Sat. Shabbat Service 9:30a.m. Salvation Army - 22 Wales St. Sunday Worship 11a.m., Praise Service 1:30 p.m. Seventh-Day Adventist 158 Stratton Rd., 775-3178. Saturday Worship 11a.m. St. Nicholas Orthodox Church 8 Cottage St. - Sunday Service 10a.m. St. Peter Church Convent Ave. - Saturday Mass 5:15p.m., Sunday Masses 7:30 and 11:30a.m. Trinity Episcopal Church 85 West St., 775-4368. Sunday Eucharist 8, 9 & 10a.m., Wed. 12:05p.m., Thurs. 9a.m., Morning Prayer Mon.-Sat. at 8:45a.m. True Vine Church of God 78 Meadow St., 775-8880 or 438-4443. Sunday Worship 10:30a.m. • Training for Reigning, Wednesdays at 7p.m. Nursery available during Sun. & Wed. services. J.A.M. Sessions for teens bi-weekly Fridays at 7p.m. Women’s Bible Study Tuesdays at 10:30a.m. Unitarian Universalist Church 117 West St., 775-0850. Sunday Services 10:30a.m. Rev. Erica Baron 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.
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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) 8:00a.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. 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 287-4435 • Sunday Worship 10a.m. Trinity Episcopal Church Church St., 2872252. 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. 11-14-09 • 27970
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APARTMENT FOR RENT BELLOWS FALLS VT $550 Cute 1 Bedroom 1st floor, enclosed porch, heat/HW, parking, pets welcome. 203 966-9613 BELLOWS FALLS, VT. South St. Housing newly remodeled apartments located in the heart of town. 3 bedroom ($875/mo.), 4 bedroom $975/mo.) apartments now available. Includes heat, hot water, rubbish and snow removal and laundry facility available. No offstreet parking available. Close to elementary school, post office, cafe, local grocery store and bus service to surrounding towns. Please contact 802-885-7885 for application. Income limits do apply. BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. William St. Housing newly remodeled apartments located in the heart of town. 1 bedroom ($639/mo.), 2 bedroom ($750/mo.), 3 bedroom ($875/mo.) apartments now available. Includes heat, hot water, rubbish and snow removal & laundry facility available. Off street parking available. Close to elementary school, post office, cafe, local grocery store and bus service to surrounding towns. Please contact 802-8757885 for an application. Income limits do apply. BRISTOL, VT 1 bdrm apt., no smoking/no pets, $550/mo., 1yr. lease, security & references. 802-363-5619 CHESTER, VT. Exquisite 1 bdrm, large LR, DR & plenty of closet space. HT/HW/trash removal included. $785/mo. Call Neil 802885-6292. CHESTER, VT. Immaculate 1-bdrm apt $800 includes HT/HW/parking/trash/plowing. 413525-3247 ext. 107. Totally Remodeled. CHESTER, VT. Large 2 bdrm w/additional loft. Excellent condition. Hardwood floors. Sauna, large deck, fully equipped kitchen. No pets/smoking. 1st, last & security. $850/mo. Heat/cooking/hot water by propane. 617549-1300. CHESTER, VT. New 1 bdrm apt. $725. Includes HT/HW/parking/plowing. 802-8692400. www.rootspropertymanagement.
COZY 1 bdrm apt. in Cavendish, VT. $160/week includes HT/HW/Electric/WD hook-up. Please call Kim at 802-738-7688. HISTORIC BUILDINGS downtown Springfield, VT. (2) 3 bdrm apts.,Fully restored, new appliances. (3) business spaces available.(1) 550 sq. ft. (2) 350 sq. ft. Sec. dep/ref./credit check req. Call John 802-875-5119. LONDONDERRY, VT. 3-bdrm apt. new carpet & paint, semi-furnished. Large deck overlooking river. WD/snow/trash included. $950/mo. 802-875-4714 anytime. LUDLOW VILLAGE, VT. Large 1 bdrm, clean and updated, includes utilities. $700/mo. Call 802-226-7494. LUDLOW, VT. First month free. 1 bdrm, 1 bath, newly renovated. $650. 802-353-0348. MT. HOLLY, Vt. furnished room, including HW/HT/Elec/cable/internet. $110/week. 802259-2549 Ask for Mark. MT. HOLLY, Vt. furnished room, including HW/HT/Elec/cable/internet. $125/week. 802259-2549 Ask for Mark. NEW SPRINGFIELD, VT. 1, 2 & 3 bdrm apts. starting $540/mo. Includes HW/snow/parking. On-site laundry. Ref/sec. 802-295-4442. NORTH SPRINGFIELD, VT. 2-bdrm, 2 BA, $750/mo. Trash/Parking. Call 802-885-1131. PROCTORSVILLE, VT. Studio and 1 bdrm apt. includes H/HW, trash & snow removal, laundry facility on site. Call for application. Stewart Property Management. Equal Housing Opportunity. 802-885-7885. Income limits do apply. ROOM TO RENT: PROCTORSVILLE, VT. In town, Okemo bus route, 1 bdrm, HT/HW, no smoking/pets. 1st & 2nd. $100/wk. 802226-7164. SPRINGFIELD, VT. 1 bdrm apt. Appliances, all utilities included. No pets. Minimum security. 802-886-2703. SPRINGFIELD, VT. Immaculate 2 bdrm in quiet residential neighborhood. $875/mo. includes HT/HW/trash & snow rem. Avail Nov. 1st. Now taking applications. 802-8855550.
SPRINGFIELD, VT. 1 bdrm, appliances, parking, heat, rubbish, no pets. Security and references required. $640/mo. 802885-3638. SPRINGFIELD, VT. 2bdrm apts. available. Includes HT/HW, trash & snow removal, W/D hookups. Call for application. Stewart Property Management. Equal Housing Opportunity 802-885-7885. Income limits do apply. SPRINGFIELD, VT. 4 bdrm, $1,050. Includes H/HW, trash & snow removal, W/D hookups. Call for application, Stewart Property Management. Equal Housing Opportunity. 802-885-7885. Income limits do apply. SPRINGFIELD, VT. Apts available. References & security deposit required. Call Dan at 802-885-4345. SPRINGFIELD, VT. Available Dec. 1st. 1 large 2-bdrm, 1st floor apt. HT/HW/elec./trash/snow removal. $795/mo. Call Jake or Gary 802-885-5488. SPRINGFIELD, VT. Huge, 1 bdrm, large LR, DR, eat-in kitchen, HT/HW trash included. $700/mo. Call Neil 802-885-6292. SPRINGFIELD, VT. Includes all utilities, no smoking/no pets. Security required. Good refs. Studio: $110/wk. 1 Bdrm: $695/mo. 800283-8072. SPRINGFIELD, VT. Large 1st floor, 1 bdrm. apt. Includes HT/HW/snow/trash removal. $650/mo. 802-885-5488 Jake or Gary. SPRINGFIELD, VT. Private, 1-2 bdrm in quiet, wooded neighborhood. Great yards/pool. $850/mo. includes heat/electric/snow & trash removal, cable and parking. Must See! 802-885-8223. SPRINGFIELD, VT. Totally remodeled, 1,100 sq. ft. 2 bdrm on 1st floor. Large LR, DR, eatin kitchen w/DW & over-stove microwave. Beautiful hardwood floors & carpet. HT/HW/trash removal included. Garage & storage available. $1,050/mo. Call Neil 802885-6292. WESTON, VT. 1 bdrm, 1st floor available for rent. $675/mo. plus security. For info, call 802-824-5853.
SPRINGFIELD, VT. Totally remodeled, 2bdrm on 2nd floor. Large LR, eat-in kitchen w/DW & pantry too. Beautiful hardwood floors & carpet. HT/HW/trash removal included. $825/mo. Call Neil 802-885-6292.
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200 LP records. Country, big band, etc. $100 for all. 802-453-3882.
TRADITIONS 50 Cal inline Black Powder Rifle, #11 Primer, like new $125.00. CTR Rutland, VT. 802-775-0280
SKIS. VOLKL Vectris V31, length 177, M8.1 Marker bindings. Excellent cond. $175. Stony Creek. (518) 696-7280
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DOG HOUSE for up to 17” Dog, sleeping box partitioned from entrance. Removable roof, fully insulated. $50. 518-492-7160
1998 GRAND AM. Well maintained. Automatic. Includes 4 all-season radials/4 winter Nokia’s. Avg. 30MPG. Asking $2,000/OBRO. Please call 802-228-8672.
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HEAVY EQUIPMENT 1988 DRESSER 510B wheel loader, 2yd. bucket, good tires, $12,500. 518-569-0778 DUAL AUGER tailgate sander. Asking $750/OBO. Call Trevor at 802-885-8732.
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SNOWMOBILE FOR SALE 1970 RUPP Snow Sport 340 Sprint, good shape, seats ripped, $350.00. 518-942-5278 1989 SKI-Doo Safari 346 runs great, elec. start, new battery, good condition, no papers, $475.00 OBO. 518-858-7930 2008 SKI-Doo MXZ 550 fan, only 229 miles, very good condition, includes cover & extra belts, $4200. 518-359-8234.
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