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Vol.1 No.5

A New Market Press Vermont Publication

Sept. 23rd, 2009

Community News, Sports, Arts, Entertainment and Food for Southern VT and NH

Black River’s Annual Divis is Teacher of the Year – Pg. 2

Josh Cole Tournament

Messenger Hosts Packed Open House – Pg. 4

Local Musician’s Spotlight – Spectris – Pg. 17

Page Listing Rockingham . . . . . . .2-5

A&E . . . . . . . . . . .17-19

Springfield . . . . . . . .6-7

Ludlow . . . . . . . . .19-21

Chester . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Home & Garden . . . .22

Brattleboro . . . . . . . . .9

Fall Sports Guide. . 23-27

Londonderry . . . .10-11

Puzzle Page . . . . . . . .28

Sports . . . . . . . . .12-13

Classifieds . . . . . .29-32

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Fall Sports Guide photo by Joe Milliken

Thanks For Your Support! The Messenger enjoyed a great open house last week, and we want to thank all who attended. Special thanks to Ezra Veitch, Megan Avila and Josh Maiocco for the great music. For breaking news and other stories from this week and past, visit us at


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BFUHS’s Divis Named Teacher Of The Year

Story by Joe Milliken-Editor Photo courtesy of Suzanne Groenewold Craig Divis, a history teacher and tennis coach at Bellows Falls Union High School, was recently honored as “Vermont Teacher of the Year” by the State Board of Education. Divis was presented the award at Bellows Falls Union High School by Commissioner of Education Armando Vilaseca, after their monthly board meeting. “I first heard that I had been awarded Teacher of the Year in late August before school started,” Divis said in a recent interview. “Tina Muncy, the award coordinator from the Vermont Department of Education, came to each of the finalists schools to let them know about their decision, and it was at that time that she told me that I had been selected as the

Teacher of the Year, the difficult part was having to keep it a secret until yesterday when it was announced to the public.” The Teacher of the Year is chosen through a specific nomination, application and selection process. Through these national guidelines, Vermont chooses a candidate who is "dedicated, highly skilled, and proven capable of teaching and inspiring students of all backgrounds." Divis was nominated by BFUHS principal Christopher Hodsden, a process which also included the Board of Education conducting several interviews with Divis, along with visits to his classroom to get a first-hand look at his teaching abilities and interactions with his students. “I was interviewed in Montpelier by about a

dozen people which included past Teachers of the Year, superintendents, principals and members of the State Board of Education,” Divis said. “It was very stressful, but I felt very comfortable talking about the students at my school and the quality education that I feel BFUHS offers. “Then, a few months later after being told that I was a finalist, a panel of past Teachers of the Year and Tina Muncy, also observed me in the classroom.” At the ceremony last week, Divis thanked his students “who inspire him everyday, and are the reason I work so hard and put so much time and effort into my class every single day.” He also thanked his parents, who traveled from Ohio to be with him. “My parents have had the strongest impact on me becoming a teacher,”

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Divis added. “My mother was a teacher for 30 years and what really inspired me was her former students still coming up to her in public years later and thanking her for helping them becoming the people they were today. “Those moments moved me and I knew then what the power of education could be. I was also inspired by my college professor and advisor at Miami University, Dr. Michael Fuller. He helped mold me into the teacher that I am today.” Divis will continue to teach full time during this year, and also coach the girls’ varsity tennis team as well as the school's Scholars' Bowl team. He will also make himself available for speaking engagements and content consultations in his area of expertise when possible. “BFUHS is a great school, with amazing students and dedicated teachers. I love the positive energy and devotion of the staff that makes you want to come to school every day and do your best to reach each and every student,” Divis concluded. “The students are so talented. I have had many classes where my students have pushed me to challenge them and to come up with new and exciting lessons to inspire them, and their motivation to learn has been influential in my teaching ability. “Also, the support of my principal, Mr. Hodsden, and superintendent, Mrs. Harpster, has been endless.” Suzanne Groenewold also contributed information to this article.

MEETING ON SHELTER FOR HOMELESS On Friday, September 25 at 2 p.m. several local agencies will come together to address the issue of emergency shelter for the homeless in the Bellows Falls area during the winter months. The meeting will take place at The United Church on School Street and public participation is welcome. “As a community, how do we watch out for the homeless in our community on the coldest nights of winter?” asks Susan Shea, director of Our Place Drop-in Center. Shea, Susan Howes, Community Outreach Worker of SEVCA and the Reverand Kaye Hult of The United Church believe this issue needs exploring. They are inviting the wider community to listen to a presentation by Melinda Bussino,

Sustainable Harvest Discussion At VA Kevin Johnson of Sustainable Harvest International will speak at Vermont Academy in Saxtons River on October 1 at 9:15 a.m., in the Horowitz Performing Arts Hall. The mission of Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) is to provide farming families in Central America with the training and tools to overcome poverty while restoring the planet's

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Executive Director of the Brattleboro Area Drop-In Center, on the experiences of staff and volunteers who have run the Emergency Homeless Shelter in Brattleboro for the last two winters. “We need to find a way to come together to make sure there is shelter for the most vulnerable part of our population,” she said. “We see these folks in the warmer months, but where are they in the dead of winter?” The Reverand Hult has asked that anyone wanting to participate in this discussion contact her at either 463-4323 or The United Church of Bellows Falls is located at 8 School Street, across from the Bellows Falls Middle School. Entry to the meeting will be through the rear of the building and is handicapped accessible.


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Louise Thompson Honored as Oldest Citizen

103rd birthday on April 23, Thompson’s life has slowed down in the last decade or so, but she still plays Scrabble regularly, works on the crossword puzzle in the Brattleboro Reformer, and always has at least one book she’s reading. She also has a wide circle of friends and family who stop in for a chat or a game of Scrabble. One of these friends, former Saxtons River resident Jim VanderWoude, paid a

visit in April of this year. Though he’s relocated to Holland, MI, with his wife AnnaMae, Saxtons River is dear to their hearts, as is their friendship with Louise . Jim, a skilled craftsperson, knew the story of giving a cane to the eldest citizen of a town and thought it would be a good idea to institute that tradition in Saxtons River, starting with Louise. When he returned to

Michigan, he consulted a book on walking sticks and fashioned a cane to send her. The raw materials he chose are meant to last: horn from an Indian water buffalo for the handle, witch hazel wood for the shaft, and sterling silver for the collar connecting the two parts and also for the ferrule at the bottom. The completed project is a “work of art,” as Louise described it when she was presented with the cane. It reminded her of the Bible passage in Luke, in which a farmer sowed a seed and was in turn rewarded one hundredfold. Louise explained the allusion: “A long time ago I had a nice cane, which I gave away to someone who needed it, and now, years later, I’m the recipient of this beautiful cane,” a fitting comment coming from a woman whose one hundred plus years have always modeled that strong circle of giving and receiving. Above, Louse Thompson with her new walking cane.

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by Susie Peters When the practice of bestowing a walking stick to the oldest resident in town was started by Edwin Grozier, publisher of the Boston Post newspaper, 100 years ago, Louise Thompson was just a toddler. Born in 1906 in Saxtons River to Lew and Minnie (Hoth) Thompson, Louise started her life in this small village. She attended the local elementary school, graduated from Vermont Academy in 1924, Middlebury College in 1928, and then earned a graduate degree in social work from Smith College. After a long career as a social worker throughout New England, she returned to Saxtons River, where she continued to be involved in various aspects of the community, as the organist at Christ’s Church, piano accompanist for local musical productions, and member of the Nature Club and many church committees. She was also the honorary marshall for the Fourth of July parade in Saxtons River. Having celebrated her

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See Living, Breathing, Reading People! The Rockingham Free Public Library invites you to take part in a special event. We invite you to sign up to be a “model-reader” during this Banned Books Week celebration. The live display will be ongoing from September 26 until October 3, with reading opportunities from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Each year we join libraries across the country in Banned Book Week activites and events. We celebrate an idea rooted in our Constitution’s First Amendment which guarantees freedom of speech and freedom of press: the freedom to choose what we read and to be able to select from a full array of possibilities.

This year we are celebrating our freedom to read with an exciting “live” display in downtown Bellows Falls. With a nod to circus exhibits “Watch Live Humans Read” will fill the window of Works on Paper store located in The Square. Looking through a circus poster, passers-by will see an easy chair, lamp, books and local folks of all ages caught in the act of reading books that have been banned and challenged. This display will be ongoing during the week. Please email, call 463-4270, or stop by the library and reserve the time that you would like to be seen supporting our freedom to read.

Artists Town Meeting In Bellows Falls On Thursday, September 24 from 6 to 8 p.m., Executive Director Robert McBride and the Rockingham Arts and Museum Project (RAMP) will host a local artist meeting at the Bellows Falls Visitors Center in downtown Bellows Falls. Sonia Rae from the Vermont Arts Council and Jane Eklund from the NH Council on the Arts will present updates on grants that are available to artists and arts organizations.

Local Banquet Magazine creators Meg Lucas and Barbi Schreiber, will give an update on the Great Falls Food Hub project. Lynn Barrett founding editor of Southern Vermont Arts and Living will share her observations from a marketing point of view. Interested participants are asked to RSVP by email: with “Artists Town Meeting RSVP” in the subject line, or by calling 463-3252.

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Community Says Welcome! to The Messenger

Text by Robert F. Smith – Editor; Photos by Pam Crowley, Messenger Staff Last Friday The Messenger hosted an Open House at our office on The Square in Bellows Falls, and we were delighted with the turnout and the response from our readers in the communities we serve. Some folks drove from many miles away to come down and wish us luck with our new venture and to tell us how happy they are to have a great, new community paper. They also enjoyed a free barbeque, art in our lobby – the Red Wall Gallery – and live music. At left, publisher Ed Coats grills some hotdogs, and at right, Ezra Veitch and Matthew Parker were two of the musicians who performed.

Sovernet Sponsors Third Annual Harvest Walk To Support Local Foodbanks On Saturday, September 26 at 9 a.m. at Minard’s Pond in Bellows Falls, rain or shine Sovernet Communications, Vermont’s locally operated provider of telecommunications services, is sponsoring its third annual Harvest Walk with all proceeds, plus a Sovernet matching donation of up to $5000, going to the Vermont and New Hampshire Foodbanks. “The Harvest Walk for the Foodbanks is a great

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Composting on the VA Campus by Maryann McArdle Vermont Academy students and faculty returned to the Saxtons River campus this fall to learn they were in the commercial composting business. The Academy, guided by VA’s environmental science teacher Christine Armiger and her class, recently contracted the services of Certified Master Composter, Bruce Herforth of Garden Alternatives to design and carry out the construction of three enclosed compost bins on campus, which will ultimately produce compost for use by the Academy or local farmers and gardeners. Although much of VA’s pre-consumer food waste is currently donated to local pork producers, the post-consumer food waste had been going out with the garbage. The new system will help the campus to greatly reduce its post-consumer food waste and simultaneously create a valuable soil amendment. Every student and faculty member on campus will participate in the project. A station is set up in the dining room where students and faculty cut up their food waste and tear up their compostable brown napkins. Throughout the day, this food waste is transported in 5 gallon buckets to Bin # 1 of the triple-bin composting system. After a layer of food waste (high in Nitrogen) is added, a layer of wood chips (high in carbon) will be added to keep the macronutrients in balance. This method of composting is referred to as the “lasagna method.” Each weekend, a group of students led by a faculty member will carry out the compostturnover process. The compost will be moved through the three bins until the process is nearly completed. The final stage includes the compost’s drying and storage. After three weeks of heat-accelerated decomposition, food particles will no longer be recognizable and the compost should look like a rich black fertilizer. It will,

however, be heavy with water, making it difficult to store and transport, and so it will be transferred to an open-air tarp for drying. After one more week, the dry compost can be stored, or sifted and bagged for use by Vermont Academy, or sold to local farmers and gardeners. Every batch of compost will take four weeks to complete and a newly completed batch will be continuously cycling through the system until the weather begins to drop below freezing. This process will be resumed in the spring when the


BF Police Sponsor Neighborhood Program On Tuesday, September 29 at 6:30 p.m., the Bellows Falls Police Department will be sponsoring a Neighborhood Watch program at the Waypoint Center with officer Scott Symonds. The Police Department encourages business

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reduce its environmental impact. Above, Vermont Academy students work with Master Composter Bruce Herforth of Garden Alternatives.

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Team Helps Community Family Center Members of the JV/Varsity Soccer Team volunteered at the Family Center this week. Each year Coach Paul Kendall encourages these young people to lend a helping hand at community locations. Hats off and thanks for your help. Food Donation Items Critical items needed for the food shelf are canned fruit, tuna fish, pasta and Similac w/ iron formula. When thinking of items to donate for the food shelf, please consider these first. Our cook needs sugar free pudding or jello or other sugar free desserts for the noonday meal to serve clients with diabetic issues. Thanks for School Supplies Families of partici-

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Shadow is a delightful 3 year old husky. He is with us because his people moved to New York. Shadow loves to ride, go for walks and is used to other dogs. He likes to chase cats, however. He is housebroken, crate trained and used to children. He is

a great dog that would be wonderful with anyone who understands this marvelous breed. Speaking of cats, we have lots of cats and kittens of all ages, colors, sizes and personalities. Thinking feline? Think Springfield Humane Society. Our next low cost spay/neuter clinic for cats will be November 3 in Weathersfield. Space is limited and fills fast so call 885-2174 to make reservations. A $10 deposit is required to hold your spot.

October 17 will be our annual Bazaar and Corn Chowder Cafe at the Springfield Congregational Church. If you have items to donate (crafts, household items, newer books, toys, etc.) call 885-2174. Remember our sales every Friday 8 a.m. to noon (weather permitting) at North Springfield Storage. Lots of great items – great prices – great cause. Lots of new items arriving weekly. We need copy paper, canned cat food, paper towels, and baby food jars (so we can sell loose catnip) and a locking file cabinet. Thanks to everyone who helps us this way. Shelter hours are Wednesday to Saturday from noon to 4:30 p.m.

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Shirley Brown Welt, 81, of Brooksville, FL passed away on September 8, 2009. Born July 21, 1928 in Dover, NH to Lester and Elsie Brown she was raised in Springfield, VT, moved to Magnolia, MA in 1959 then to Brooksville, FL in 1995. She was preceded in death by her father and her husband of 56 years, Donald Welt. Her mother survived her by three days, passing away September 11, 2009. She is survived by her children, Tom Welt and wife Paula, John Welt and wife Jeanne, Marilyn Retzer and husband Mike, Joanne Williams and husband Jeff, eleven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two sisters, Phyllis Chambers and Marian Leavitt. She accepted Jesus as her savior in 1950 and lived her faith daily. She was active at Northcliffe

Baptist Church since moving to Florida as well as an active member and former VBS director at The First Baptist Church of Manchester, MA. She was a prayer warrior to all she knew and opened her home to everyone. She loved to knit, sew, work puzzles and sing. After raising her family she worked in the music department at Gordon College, Whenham, MA. Memorial services for Shirley and her mother were held on September 17. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Northcliffe Baptist Church youth mission fund (10515 Northcliffe Blvd. Spring Hill, FL 34603 or Samaritan’s Purse 7100 Forest Point Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28217. Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield is assisting the family with local arrangements.

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Suzanne Nielsen, Chester resident and experienced artist has been given the distinguished honor of having one of her works chosen to be included in the American Academy of Equine Art’s Fall 2009 open juried exhibition and sale. Six hundred submissions came from as far as New Zealand and only 80 paintings were chosen. The show will run from September 26 to November 8 at the International Museum of the Horse at the

passions together. She has become an accomplished rider and trainer, working in both the Hunter/Jumper and Dressage arenas. She earned her degree in fine art from California Polytechnic University in Pomona, where she again studied both the equine and art industries. She has also studied under such masters as Glenn Vilppu and Sheldon Borenstein. A move to Chester turned her painting focus even more sharply to the world of horses.

Kentucky Horse Park and will be viewable online at To celebrate this accomplishment she was honored with an artist’s reception on September 12 at Landers & LeCours Collective Art LLP, on the Green in Chester. Nielsen began with a dedicated mother framing her life with art and animals. Starting at the age of five, with both riding and painting lessons, she became immersed over the next decade in fusing these two

As a working artist, her loyal friends and muses, a retired thoroughbred and group of young huskies, inspire her daily to carry on in the animal painting medium. Before travelling to the unveiling in Kentucky, Nielsen will be honored with a solo exhibition of her work through September 25 at Landers & LeCours. For more information contact the gallery at 875-1227 or email

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On Sunday, September 27 at 4 p.m., Thomas A. Middleton tells the true story of a guardsman at war at Misty Valley Books, on the Green in Chester.

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Al Malpa At Crowell Gallery In Newfane less, he recently won the 2009 New England Press Association First Place Award for spot news. He also won the 2009 Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists First Place Award for a news photograph. He has a gallery located in Chester, CT. “Intimate Landscapes & Urban Portraits” will feature photographs made in Acadia National Park, the Great Smokey Mountains National Park

Masters Of Mystery In Brattleboro Mystery on Main Street, New England's only bookstore devoted exclusively to tales of mystery and suspense, will host its third annual Masters of Mystery event Saturday and Sunday, October 3-4 at 119 Main Street in Brattleboro. This year's event coincides with the Brattleboro Literary Festival. On Saturday, October 3 at 12:15 p.m. meet Vermont mystery writer Don Bredes, author of The Fifth Season and Cold Comfort. Bredes' latest is The Errand Boy, which exposes the violence that can lie under the tranquil serenity of rural Vermont. Also on Saturday, Peter Abrahams, whose The Fan was turned into a Robert DeNiro thriller

Parker Quartet In Conceert The Parker Quartet, who are all Yellow Barn alums, will give a public concert on Tuesday, October 6 at 8 p.m. at the Centre Congregational Church in Brattleboro. The program includes works by Beethoven, Bartók and Mendelssohn, and forms part of the Parker Quartet's week-long residency at Yellow Barn’s campus at the Greenwood School in Putney. This 2009 residency marks the second fall residency program at Yellow Barn (the first took place in November 2008, featuring The Ariel Quartet), and the first in a series of three residencies taking place in 2009-2010. Yellow Barn’s annual residency series provides musicians with an environment conducive to undistracted study, the opportunity for uninterrupted rehearsals and coaching by Yellow Barn faculty, and public performances. The Parker Quartet will also be offering educational workshops for students at the Greenwood school.

and whose Echo Falls series offers a wealth of delights for young and old, talks about his books at 5:45 p.m. Then, on Sunday, October 4 at 1 p.m. Halloween arrives early with writer Joseph A. Citro (Weird New England) and artist Stephen R. Bissette (Swamp Thing, co-author of Prince of Stories: The Many Worlds of Neil Gaiman) introducing their latest collaboration -- The Vermont Monster Guide. If you cannot make an event, but would like an autographed copy of any of these books, contact Mystery on Main Street. For information, reservations or to reserve books, call 258-2211 or email

and at the shores of Cape Cod along with candid portraits of people throughout the cities of the Northeast. Talking about his work, Malpa recently said, "I do not think of myself as a photographic artist, but instead prefer the description of being a student of photography. My photographs are merely the way that I see a very small portion of life on planet earth; they were made to reveal the

beauty and character of familiar subjects and events. Take a moment to look at some easily passed-by common subjects — like those in your own neighborhood; enjoy the chance to see the beauty and character of the people, places and events common to every American community; then photograph them, and you will see so much more." For more information visit

Fiddler & Historian At Newfane Library On Wednesday, November 4 at 7 p.m. Newfane's Moore Free Library at 23 West Street is presenting a talk and fiddle demonstration by humorist, fiddler and

historian, Adam Boyce. Called Sprightly Steps, Boyce will tell about Vermont's Contra and Square Dancing tradition. For more information call 365-7948.

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Green Mountain Club Oct. Outings A variety of outings are planned by the Brattleboro section of the Green Mountain Club. Bring drinking water and a lunch. Wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the weather and be prepared for weather changes. Trips vary in level of difficulty. All trips are free. Call the leader for information and directions; for additional upcoming outings, see m. The Green Mountain Club is a nonprofit organization that maintains hiking trails and promotes environmental conservation and outdoor recreation in Vermont. Saturday October 3 Hike Stratton Mountain. Foliage hike

to the birthplace of both the Long Trail and the Appalachian Trail. Leader: George Roy, 603399-7756. Saturday October 10 Foliage bike tour. Easy trip from Townshend to Grafton and back, with lunch. Leader: Joe Cook, 257-0609. Saturday October 24 Hike and do a fall trail maintenance inspection of the Long Trail. From Routes 11 and 30 to the Winhall River. Leaders: Bonnie and Rob Cramp, 348-7158.

Champion Fire Company #5 in South Londonderry, VT. Is retiring one 1976 International Fleetstar 2010 1000 gpm. Pumper/tanker. It carries 750 gallons of water and has a quick dump. The truck has a very low mileage of 6993 miles and has 871 engine hours. It was recently repainted and looks great. It will be sold “as is” condition with no warranty whatsoever. Call Jack Lundin at 802-824-5283 for more information or to schedule an appointment. The engine is parked outside our firehouse in S. Londonderry and can be viewed anytime. Submit bid(s) in a sealed envelope clearly marked fire truck bid by October 31, 2009 to Champion Fire Company #5, PO Box 5, South Londonderry, VT. 05155. The minimum accepted bid is $3500.00. Champion Fire Company #5 reserves the right to reject any or all bids deemed not to be in the best interest of the fire department.

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Story and Photo by Robert F. Smith – Editor There are lots of groups and services in southern Vermont focused on helping people in difficult straits, and lots of people who need them. Bringing those two groups together is the simple concept behind the new Londonderrybased organization Neighborhood Connections. The folks who are the creative force behind N e i g h b o r h o o d Connections are no strangers to the community or to social services. Dr. Delores Barbeau, MD, was a popular part of the Mountain Valley Medical Clinic from 2001 until earlier this year. Many of her previous patients have wondered what she is doing, she said, and she has spent the last several months working to develop this new community resource. Working with her is Gloria Dawson, MSW, a former director of Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) and now the director of Neighborhood Connections. Working with them will

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be Carol Olstad, a RN who will assist Dr. Barbeau as a health educator, and Carol Robbshaw, who will be the organization’s office manager. “We’re here to connect people in the community with the resources in the community that they need,” Dr. Barbeau said. “For months we’ve been meeting with the care givers in the area – the Council on Aging, Early Intervention, Head Start, Hospice, Senior Day Care, the Springfield Rec Center, Flood Brook Initiative, Flood Brook Union School, Londonderry Cares, Springfield Hospital, the Visiting Nurses and more.” From the cradle to the death bed, and all points in between, there are people in need of help, and groups in the area created specifically to assist them. Making sure people in Londonderry, South Londonderry, Andover, Weston, Landgrove, Peru, Windham, Windhall, Chester and Jamaica find the help they need is one of the goals of N e i g h b o r h o o d Connections. The other goal is education and preventative health care. “All my life I’ve been educating doctors and nurses,” said Dr. Barbeau. “ we’re going to try to give doctors a community experience. People don’t know what’s out there that can help them. They don’t know how to access that help.”

Dr. Barbeau said they already have several educational programs in development for children, parents, caregivers, teacher, including workshops on complimentary alternative medicine, on patient advocacy, on where to get relivable health information, and workshops for caretakers of the elderly. “I worked in Bolivia and Nicaragua for 25 years,” Dr. Barbeau said. “I did clinical work, but I especially trained health workers. So this is who I am.” In addition to preventative health care and education, Dawson also has considerable experience linking people in

need with services like food stamps, transportation to the doctors office and fuel assistance. So case management work like this will also be a part of the organization’s focus. The organization is also looking for funding, and anyone interested in helping raise money should contact the office. The fact that there are over 2,000 children in Southern Vermont without health insurance, Dr. barbeau said, is one indication of the level of need. The Londonderry office is opening officially on October 11. In photo, Barbeau.



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Art at the Library

Currently on view in the Janeway Wing of the South Londonderry Free Library are small oil paintings by Windham artist Nancy Tips. The paintings in the exhibit reflect Tips’ longstanding connection to the Philadelphia school of contemporary realism whose traditions, techniques and vision provide the grounding for her work. Tips’ paintings are the result of her love for the flowers and fruits of her Windham garden. Painting entirely from nature and in natural light, she uses direct brushwork and improvisational techniques of “alla prima” painting to create forthright images of the mysteries of light and shadow. Tips has exhibited widely in New England and her paintings are in collections throughout the United States. She is represented by the Elaine Beckwith Gallery in Jamaica, Vermont and is a frequent contributor to exhibits at the Southern Vermont Art Center in Manchester. Her recent

floral paintings will be on view during October at the Shelburne Farms 22nd Annual Art Exhibition in Shelburne. Tips’ exhibit at the will be shown through October during library hours. Tips has generously offered to donate half of the profits of her sales to the library and each beautifully done painting is modestly priced. Library hours are: Mondays – 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.; Wednesdays – 10 a.m. to noon, 1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays we are open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Our phone number is 824-3371.


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that rescuers can practice on technologically up-todate vehicles and the latest safety products (airbags) and materials. LVRS’s Rescue Department is called to use its heavy-duty rescue truck and extrication tools about a dozen times a year. Real-time and

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Get In The Game A View On Sports By Editor Joe Milliken

The Bellows Falls Union High School football team went on the road Saturday and won their second consecutive game by shutting out Mount Abraham, 46-0, in Bristol. The BF ”Power-I” formation was in full force, as senior slot-back Tim Muzzey led the way for the Terriers with 145 yards rushing and two touchdowns on just six carries, which averages out to a whopping 24 yards per carry. Tailback Ryan Hayward also rushed for 50 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown run, while senior quarterback Ben Hewitt also ran for a 19-yard touchdown. Later in the game, BF sophomores Bruce Wells (2 yards) and Cooper Long (17 yards) also pitched in with

touchdowns while Corey Sprague also scored from a yard out. The Terriers scored touchdowns on their first two possessions of the game, and after scoring two more touchdowns just before the half, went into the locker room with a 28-0 lead. Another key factor was the excellent punt return running of Hewitt, who consistently set his offense up with field position in Eagles' territory. Bellows Falls also dominated in the trenches, on both sides of the line of scrimmage. The offensive line blew open huge holes for the running game while on defense, consistently blew up running plays in the back field or at the line of scrimmage. The "Purple Gang" defense was also just as dominant, holding the Mount Abraham offense to just a single first down for the entire first half. This was certainly one of the best all-around performances the Terriers have put together under head coach Bob Lockerby, who took over the helm in 2006. -----------------------------The Burr & Burton Bulldogs travelled to Fair Haven to take on the Slaters, and junior quarterback Patrick

Jordan came through when his team needed him most. Fair Haven had a 19-14 lead with under seven minutes to go, but Jordan led the Bulldogs on a 10 play, 65yard drive, capped off by a 15-yard touchdown pass to Nick Perni with just under three minutes to go for a 2019 lead. The Slaters had one last shot to win it after driving down to the Bulldog 17-yard line, but a 34-yard field goal attempt by Cody Lybeck was blocked as time ran out. For the game Jordan completed 18-of-35 passes for 200 yards and a touchdown, while also rushing for 101 yards on 18 carries. ----------------------------Staying in manchester, the Burr & Burton girls’ soccer team recently got a big home win over Stratton with a 5-0 shut out. The Lady Bulldogs got a hat trick from Jenna Hoffman in the first half, while Kelsey Hill, Nina Shehadi and sam Labate each scored single goals. Jillian Blaisdell and Colby Halligan combined on the shut out win for Burr & Burton. ----------------------------On the BBA boys’ soccer side, the Bulldogs got two goals each from Danny Favreau and Ed Lewicki and

one each from Carl Johnson and Peter Pan in a 6-1 win over Stratton. Shiba Chicko had two assists in the win while Matt Rosenthal only needed to make three saves in the win. Bridger Tyler had the lone Stratton goal. ----------------------------Castleton State freshman and Bellows Falls Union High School graduate/field hockey captain Kealy Chipman recently notched a hat trick (three goals) in a 10-3 Lady Spartan win over Lasell, in Newton, MA. It was Castleton's first win of the year after five previous losses. Chipman led the offense with her three goals, while former Springfield High School graduate (2006) Siobhan Whittemore made 10 saves in goal for the win. -----------------------------It was a tough week for Boston Bruins fans all over new England last week, as the former legendary Bruins announcer Fred Cusick passed away due to cancer. Mr. Cusick was 90 years young. Cusick was the Bruins play-by-play announcer (both radio and television) for a remarkable 45 years. The son of Irish immigrants, Cusick was born in Boston in 1918 and grew up

in Brighton. He attended Northeastern University, where he played hockey, football and baseball. Indeed, Fred was an athlete himself, which this editor was not even aware of. He joined the Navy in 1942 and remained in the reserves until retiring as a captain. Cusick began his radio career with radio stations at Cape Cod and Brockton, and eventually became the Bruins radio announcer from 1952 to 1970. However Cusick did not just broadcast Bruins hockey, mind you, for he was the announcer for the first-ever U.S. network NHL broadcast in January of 1957. He also announced the very first game of the American Football League in 1960 between the Denver Broncos and the Boston Patriots, at Boston’s University’s Nickerson Field. Cusick also served as the color man for Patriots radio between 1960 and 1964 and even had a rare interview with golfing legend Francis Ouimet in 1963, which is one of the only video interviews of Ouimet in existence. However, Fred Cusick is most known and beloved by Bruins fans for his 45 years of faithful service to the

“Black And Gold.” Cusick was the first American-born broadcaster to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, and was also a recipient of the Lester Patrick Award, given by the NHL to a person who makes a major contribution to the game in the United States. Cusick’s call of Boston's Stanley Cup championship in 1970 is legendary, one of the city's most famous sports moments captured in the photo of Bobby Orr flying through the air after scoring the game-winning goal. But because I was just four-years-old when Orr flew through the air, that is not my iconic Cusick moment. Mine occurred in 1987, when Cusick made the call as the Bruins finally beat the dreaded Montreal Canadiens in the playoffs, in front of the Habs home crowd in the old Montreal Forum. Rejean Lemelin was in the net, Terry O’Reilly was behind the bench and Cam Neely buried the final daggar-goal to seal the series win. It ended an over 40-year playoff drought against the Canadiens and I will never forget it... Rest in peace Mr. Cusick.

Host Black River Takes Home Annual Josh Cole Tourney Title Story and photos by Joe Milliken-Sports Editor In the cool September air at Dorsey Park in Ludlow, it was that time once again for the annual Josh Cole Tournament, a four team soccer tourney hosted by Black River High School and featuring The host Presidents, Green Mountain Union High School, Bellows Falls Union High School and Leland & Gray Union High School. In the opening match between Green Mountain and Bellows Falls on Friday

evening, the Terriers got goals from senior captain Jason Garciadealba, Josh Bousquet, and Matt Marchica, knocking off the Chieftains 3-1. After Green Mountain got on the board first, Bellows Falls would score three consecutive goals for the victory. In the second match up Friday, host Black River got goals from Kippie Turco and Jake Covell to beat Leland & Gray on an overtime penalty kick, 2-1. In the consolation game

on Saturday night, Leland & Gray bounced back with a strong offensive showing, exploded for six goals in a 61 win over Green Mountain. Then in the championship game, host Black River got goals from Kippie Turco on a header and Noah Schmidt on a left-footed one timer, to beat Bellows Falls 2-0 and keep the title at home. Below, a Chieftain and Terrier go after a loose ball on Friday night. At right, GM’s Rex Calabresse chases a loose ball.

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Josh Cole Tournament Action In Ludlow

Text and photos by Joe Milliken, Sports Editor Black River High School recently hosted it’s annual Josh Cole Tournament at Dorsey Park over the weekend, with the host Presidents beating Bellows Falls Union High School in the championship game, 2-0. In the consolation game, Leland & Gray Union High school topped Green Mountain, 6-1. See tournament coverage and additonal photos on page 12. Above left, Bellows Falls Terrier Jason Stoodard readies to loft a ball into the box. Above right, Green Mountain Chieftain Justin Vessey looks to make a play as a Bellows Falls defender attempts to stop the play.




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Local Musician’s Spotlight: Spectris Vermont Rock Trio Spectris Releases New CD With “Industry” he gained valuable experience playing in a handful of bands, while also rubbing elbows with the likes of David Robinson of The Cars and Sib Hashain of Boston. "I played guitar, bass and keyboards for several bands such as Roxx, Dreamstreet and of course, Jazzin' Hell-With Jazzin Hell," Bergmann said in a recent interview. "We opened for bands like The Lemonheads, The Straw Dogs, Rick Berlin, Neighborhoods... all at the tender age of 18. It was then that I knew this is what I wanted to do." After high school, drummer Westfall started a family and began planning his own musical future while also assembling his gear,

including a sweet Tama kit complete with auxiliary percussion, and a P.A. system. In early 1997 Bergmann returned to the area, reconnecting with Westfall and the former duo started jamming. "Todd and I hooked up and started writing some songs together, and around 1998 or 99' we started getting more serious. “We went after better equipment and started writing and rehearsing more seriously." After deciding to officially reform their band and transform the Invisible Spectrum moniker to Spectris, they released their self-titled debut in 2004, while the band continued to refine their unique blend of progressive influenced heavy rock with an edge reminiscent of Tool. Then in 2007 Spectris recruited local singer/bassist/ guitarist Josh Mosher, another BFUHS graduate who had played in the local bands Kaos and Curst, was invited to sit in on a Spectris gig. "I started out just rehearsing with Todd and Chris in May of that year as a fill-in so they could do Ludlow's ‘Field of Rock’ gig in August,"

Mosher said in a recent interview. "We played the gig and then decided to book some cover shows to see how things would go." Mosher has been with the band ever since. Over the last two years, Spectris has worked hard playing gigs, writing songs and refining their sound, which recently resulted in the release of their second full-length CD titled Industry, which was recorded at Helmet Studios in Walpole, NH and features seven original tracks plus one re-make of a song from the debut release. “The sound and mix quality is incredible and is way above anything on the first album,” Westfall said. “The ability and willingness for band members to collaborate was a huge factor as well. “We all sing lead vocals on the songs we wrote for this album which is something you don't get to hear everyday.” (Editor's note: watch for a review of Industry in next week’s edition of The Messenger) "I had suggested that we record with Rob Bridge at Helmet Studios because I had recorded with Rob in the past,” Mosher added. ”The process went

smooth and I thought the mixes were amazing. We did most of the tracks live and with very few overdubs... and it only got better with the CD mastering of Jeff Richards. “I'm very proud of the sound and the look of the finished product." "The new album is far superior musically," Bergmann stated. "The recording atmosphere was much more relaxed and subsequently, the songs are much better, the playing is much better and the mastering is amazing. It's just a huge improvement and I'm proud of the whole album, everyone did a great job and I hope it

catches on. Oh, and the album art is also spectacular, which was created by Todd.” “The album cover itself began as a drawing in Windows Paint, then I put it in a photo editing program that allowed me to give the picture incredible details and effects,” Westfall stated. “The hand picture is simply my hand on the scanner, then I added the artwork and effects over a period of time. I really wanted to create new artwork that is original and gives you a lot of great eye candy too!” To learn more about Spectris or to order the new CD Industry, visit



Autumn Round-up Antique Tractor, Equipment and Gas Engine Show

September 26 th & 27 th, 2009 9am - 5pm

Operating Displays Include: 1917-1960 Antique Tractors, Antique Crawlers, Antique Gas Engines, Power Shovels & Cranes, Wood Splitting, Threshing, Saw Mill, Drag Saw, Shingle Making, Ice Cream Making Located at the Barker Farm, nestled in the scenic hills of Ludlow, Vermont.

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Story and photos by Joe Milliken-Editor Formed in 2001, the Southern Vermontbased, rock trio Spectris combines progressive and classic rock, but also with elements of a more modern edge. The band features Christopher Bergmann on guitar and vocals, Todd Westfall on drums and vocals and Josh Mosher on bass and vocals, with Bergmann and Westfall as founding members of trio, who had played in previous bands together such as Phoss and Invisible Spectrum, going back to their days at Bellows Falls Union High School. Originally from Essex, MA, Bergmann migrated back to the Boston area after high school where

Antique Tractor & Gas Engine Round-Up In Ludlow, the hay is being cut and the fields are being prepared at the Barker Farm for the 11th annual Autumn RoundUp antique tractor, gas engine and machinery show on Saturday and Sunday, September 26-27. There will be approximately 100 exhibitors arriving next weekend for this event and with them, tractors and gas engines of all varieties. Tractor enthusiasts from all over New England come to this historical, two hundred acre farm nestled at the top of North Hill in Ludlow. Amongst the spectacular foliage and views of surrounding mountains, there are rare antique tractors to be found.

In addition, there are plenty of exhibits to observe, including a working shingle mill that dates over 100 years old and the uncommonly large 1918 AultmanTaylor tractor that is always sure to captivate curious minds with its antiqued mechanisms. Saturday afternoon the excitement will be in the air when the tractors fire up for the crawler pull. Here, at one of the most popular shows in the area, there is a little something for everyone to enjoy; countless working exhibits, crawler pulls, free camping on site, homemade ice cream, barbeque by the Ludlow Lions Club and a pot luck dinner and dance besides.

Folk Song Swap At Rockingham Library The Rockingham Free Public Library on Wednesday, September 30 at 7 p.m. will host an evening of Folk Song Swaps. Bring a favorite song, a half-remembered melody, or just a love of singing. There will be solos, duos, trios, sing-a-longs galore; whatever inspires the participants. No talent necessary, just enthusiasm and your own voice. Acoustic instru-

ments welcome. Leslie Lassetter will host the evening. Sign ups are suggested but not required. Lassetter has sung her whole life, from hymns sung around the family piano to choirs and ensembles of all shapes and sizes. She has degrees in music and now has a private practice of Voice Movement Therapy. For more details call 463-4270.

Starline Rhythm Boys in Rockabilly Concert Story and Photo by Robert F. Smith – Editor The Starline Rhythm Boys will be performing at Boccelli’s on the Canal in Bellows Falls on Friday, September 25, courtesy of Vermont Festivals LLC. The trio is Vermont’s preeminent Rockabilly band, and they can really rip things up. The band has won my respect, not just for the quality of their music, but also for their obvious love and respect for it. This was exemplified for me one night when the band played at the Roots on the River Festival in Rockingham. One of the acts following theirs was Eilen Jewel, backed up by legendary rockabilly and Swing guitarist Jerry Miller. As I crouched at the side of the stage taking photos, I realized that crouching next to me were Starline Rhythm Boys’ Danny Coane and Al Lemery, taking advantage of their chance to see Miller play, up close and personal. I find that kind of respect for fellow musicians an admirable quality. Producer Ray Massucco said he hopes to pack the

house, and see everyone leave with smiles on their faces. “We’ll have to throw open the front doors for this one to accommodate the crowd and the music,” Massucco said. “This band is going to rock the house at Boccelli’s, so wear your dancin’ shoes, ‘cause your feet won’t stop moving.’ Coane, also known as “Little Danny C.”, is the former front man for The Throbulators, and has played in bluegrass, country, and blues bands. Bassist Billy Bratcher,

pitched percussion and drums, and utilizes film and shadow puppets to create a stunning landscape of sound and vision. Songs of Divine Chemistry will be performed on the main stage of the Latchis Theatre on January 15 and 16, 2010, in collaboration with the Brattleboro Concert Choir. Children (ages 8 through 13) who are interested in singing should contact director Susan Dedell at 348-7735 to schedule a vocal placement interview and for further information. Fee is $175 for 12 weeks which includes additional rehearsals and performance. Membership in the chorus will be initially limited to 25 participants; so early enrollment is highly suggested. Call the BMC at 2574523 or visit to learn more about the Music School and other programs.

Maidens IV At Stone Church Arts On Saturday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m. the Maidens IV will be in concert at the Stone Church – Immanuel Episcopal Church – on Church Street in Bellows Falls. Maidens IV are four sisters, four instruments, four-part harmony and eight dancing feet. Admission to the concerts is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and children under 12 in advance and $18 ($12) at the door.

Tickets are available at Village Square Booksellers (Bellows Falls), Toadstool Bookshop (Keene, NH), Brattleboro Books, Misty Valley Books (Chester), and at or available at the door. For more information or directions visit w w w. i m m a n u e l e p i s or call 4633100. Stone Church Arts is the arts program of Immanuel Episcopal Church.

has toured with Texas Juke Joint King Wayne Hancock and became well known throughout the US for mastering the unique "slap bass" style Lemery rounds out the trio on lead guitar and vocals. “Vermont's own harddriving Starline Rhythm Boys wowed Roots on the River Festival crowds for the last two years,” Massucco said. “We’re pleased to have them back to perform at Boccelli’s.” To sample some of the group’s music visit w w w. s t a r l i n e r h y t h m - The doors open at 7 p.m., and showtime is 7:30. Tickets are $16 in advance and $18 at the door, and are available at Boccelli’s, Fat Frank’s, and Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls, Misty Valley Books in Chester, The Vault and Radio Shack in Springfield, and through, the $25 angel tickets are available only through Above, the Starline Rhythm Boys.

Discounted Tickets Available for Johnny Cash Experience p.m., at 362-2522. The Beer Tent will be open from 6:307:15 p.m.; Arkell doors open at 6:45 p.m. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. The Arts Center is just off West Road in Manchester. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 12 to 5 p.m.

New Children’s Choir Seeks Singers In honor of founder Blanche Moyse’s 100th birthday the Brattleboro Music Center is pleased to announce the foundation of the Jubilee Children’s Chorus for children ages 8 through 13 who are excited by singing. The Chorus will be under the musical direction of Susan Dedell. Rehearsals of the Jubilee Children’s Chorus will be on Tuesdays, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. beginning the week of October 27. Rehearsals will be located on the new Hilltop Montessori School campus at 120 Summit Circle in West Brattleboro. The Jubilee Children’s Chorus will launch its premier season with a work especially commissioned for this new ensemble by composer Paul Dedell, with media design by Finn Campman. This exciting new composition, Songs of Divine Chemistry, is scored for children’s chorus, adult choir, and

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Thanks to the support of corporate and individual sponsors, the Southern Vermont Arts Center is able to offer drastically discounted tickets to their special October 9 engagement, David Stone: The Johnny Cash Experience. “Booking The Johnny Cash Experience is an expression of our commitment to broaden our offerings,” said Christopher Madkour, SVAC’s Executive Director. “We’re expanding our vision in both our visual and performing arts programming and, hopefully, providing more choices to more members of the community. Getting the ticket price as low as possible – $20 for Vermonters and SVAC Members and $30 for all others – is our way of giving a gift to the community.” David Stone: The Johnny Cash Experience features a cast of five extraordinary musicians and covers, in note-for-note fashion, the early Johnny Cash years, the Johnny Cash and June Carter period, and the Folsom Prison Concert Era. Wearing authentic costumes and playing authentic instruments, David Stone and company weave music, drama and history together in their unerring portrayal

this towering figure of American music, his wife, and his long-time backup band, The Tennessee Three. The Arts Center wishes to thank the following for their help in mounting this very special appearance: Platinum Sponsors Express Copy, Merchants Bank/Merchants Trust Company, Michael Stott, Buddy Teich; Gold Sponsors Al & Helene Feldan, Hub's Catering, The Seasoned Palette at the Garden Café, W.H. Shaw Insurance; Silver Sponsor The Keelan Company and Bronze Sponsors Don Dorr, Earthborn Designs, J & J Cleaners, Arthur Jones, Erik Mathiasen, Perry Construction, Up For Breakfast. Tickets are available at the Box Office, Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4

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Free Jazz Concert At Vermont Academy On Thursday, September 24 at 9:15 a.m., Vermont Academy in Saxtons River welcomes Steve Cady and friends for a concert of jazz standards. Cady, (acoustic bass) who teaches music at VA , will be joined by Vermont Academy drum instructor Jon Fisher of Greenfield, MA, renowned tenor saxophonist Scott Mullett, of Swanzey, NH, and other area jazz musicians. The group will play tunes from the modern and

standard jazz repertoire. The core trio mentioned above has recently become a popular fixture on Friday evenings at Armadillo's Burritos in Keene, NH. The performance will take place in Vermont Academy's Horowitz Hall, and is free to the public. The Vermont Academy Speakers Program is supported by the Bob ('37) and Beth Campbell Endowment. For more information, call 869-6298.

Saxtons River Art Guild To Offer Painting Class On September 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the United Church in Bellows Falls, the Saxtons River Art Guild will be presenting a class on “Painting with Water Soluble Oil” by Jay Doucette of Charlestown, NH. The class will consist of a demonstration in the morning, including showing how to prepare the surface, start the painting, as well as finishing the painting. The artist will show all phases of how to handle water soluble oils, including technique, mixing colors, brushes and mediums. Water soluble oil is oil based, but can be mixed with water or medium,

and only water is needed for clean up. It is an exciting new medium with minimum cost to get started. If you don’t have water soluble oils, there will be plenty for you to try out and use, so you don’t have to make a large investment. Jay Doucette attended Vesper George School of Art in Boston, as well as the Museum School, Boston, and the Copley Society for figure drawing. His paintings are currently on display at Gallery North Star in Grafton. For more information call Kathy Waryas at 463-9456 to sign up for the class and to get a materials list.


Fall Classes At Fletcher Farm School For The Arts & Crafts Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts in Ludlow will host the following fall classes: • October 3 – Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Drafting for Weavers, Made Easy-Susan Rockwell. We will start at the beginning taking the mystery out of reading and understanding basic weaving drafting. Students will progress to profile drafting for blocks. Profile drafting is a shorthand method for placement of blocks in the threading and treading. These blocks can then be threaded to a block weave of your choice. • October 3 and 4Drawing in Perspective with Donald Hofer. This course provides you with the ability to unlock the mystery of one of the foundation's to all painting and drawing. Learn to use the correct perspective in

developing the illusion of depth on a flat surface. This course will improve those who have painted before and give a giant leap to anyone who always wanted to paint. • October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4 Wednesdays, 6 - 9 p.m. Beginning Woodcarving and more with Al Wilkinson-Learn the basic skills of Woodcarving in a few easy lessons. The class will create a story stick of a caricature face. The human face will be discussed and studied. We will complete a caricature bottle stopper and may also choose from: a Santa, animal, wood spirit etc. The projects will be finished with Acrylic paints. • October 10 and 11 One Stroke Painting and Fabric... a Natural Combination with Barbi Weaver – Barbi Weaver, One Stroke Certified

Instructor (OSCI) will help students become comfortable with the basic strokes upon which the world-renowned technique is based. Students will practice on several varied fabric surfaces. Once mastered, the same strokes apply equally to any other surface the student would care to decorate paper, glass, metal, stone or ceramic, you name it and you can paint it. • October 10 and 11Rug Braiding with Kris McDermett – Learn the skills of Rug Braiding by using all the techniques for making a round chair pad for your favorite chair. Instructor will provide all tools and materials under the Materials Fee. Techniques include: making a pattern, apple peel center, straight braiding, tapering, and lacing, increasing, and

butting the outer 1-2 rows for a perfect edge. Braiding around a hooked rug piece will also be demonstrated. Please call for tuition pricing. View our website at for more fall classes. Most classes have a materials fee and student supply list. One-on-one instruction is always emphasized in all of our classes and class size ranges from 6-10 students. Fletcher Farm School is one of the countries leading Arts and Crafts Schools. If you are a Ludlow, Cavendish or Proctorsville resident (age 7 and up), you are entitled to 50 percent off one class per calendar year. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from the country’s finest instructors. Register online, or for a copy of our fall flyer call 228-8770.

Concert Honors Brattleboro Music Center Founder Blanche Moyse On Friday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Centre Congregational Church, the Genzinger String Quartet will perform a special concert honoring Brattleboro Music Center founder and southern Vermont musical pioneer Blanche Moyse on her 100th birthday. This is the first

concert in the BMC’s 2009-10 Chamber Music Concert Series. A birthday reception honoring Blanche Moyse will follow the concert in the Centre Congregational Church Parlor. The public is invited to share in this special tribute. The BMC offers a 5-

concert chamber series subscription ticket, which allows holders to attend five concerts for the price of four and guarantees their seat at each performance. Series subscription tickets are only available prior to the Genzinger Quartet concert on September 25.

Genzinger Quartet tickets ($30, $20, $10) and 5-concert Chamber Series tickets ($120, $80, $40) are available by calling the Brattleboro Music Center at 802-2574523 or on-line at For additional information visit

More Art to Benefit Streetscapes Streetscapes will feature two more Milking Stool artists and the third of six Custom Bench artists in the series of benches that will be auctioned off at the “Throwdown at the Charity Hoedown” on Saturday, October 10, from 6 to 10:30 p.m. under tents behind the Pot Belly Restaurant on Main Street in Ludlow. Tickets for the event are available locally at Chittenden Bank, The Book Nook and The Wine & Cheese Depot or may be purchased online at w w w . l u d l o w Allison Gambrel is a returning Streetscapes contributing artist. This year Allison has used her love of fabrics and the inspiration of a fairy tale

to create an extremely unique milking stool. Brilliant fabric textures are used to create the three beds and individual leg styling retell a story many of us heard as children. “Goldilocks And The Three Royal Bears” has

been sponsored by Marion’s Floral Shoppe and The Book Nook both located at 136 Main Street in Ludlow. Barbara Storrs has once again donated her creative energies to our cause with the milking stool entitled "Cat Fish

Purrrrch". It is sponsored by the Pot Belly at 130 Main Street and Riverside Pet Care at 185 Main Street in Ludlow. Craig and Jessica Goodman crafted their piece to resemble the bed of a vintage pick up truck. Most parts that were used in the creation of the bench were rescued from a metal salvage yard. The bench was sponsored by M&M Excavating and can be seen at Java Baba’s in Ludlow. For more information, go to or email In photo, Craig and Jessica Goodman’s bench, “Vintage.”

Welcome To Margaritaville – Parrothead Party Comes To Okemo On Saturday, October 10, Margaritaville will have a new zip code when Okemo Mountain Resort hosts its third annual free end-ofsummer Parrothead Party on the Columbus Day weekend. Following a performance by Spiritual Rez at 1

p.m., Changes in Latitudes will take to the stage at Okemo’s Jackson Gore Inn. There will be booze in the blender to render those frozen concoctions. Beer and wine, as well as soft drinks, will also be available to wash down some lip-smacking

barbecue prepared by Jackson Gore’s Coleman Brook Tavern. With special thanks to Land Shark Lager, a drawing for a pair of Jimmy Buffett concert tickets will take place during intermission. Anyone who books a stay, which includes

October 10, through Okemo Mountain Resort Properties will automatically be entered to win two tickets to see Jimmy Buffett live at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT on November 21. For more information, visit or call 228-1600.

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Elsie Maude Brown – May 11, 1909 – September 11, 2009 Elsie Maude Brown 100, died Friday evening September 11, 2009 at the Gill Odd Fellows Home in Ludlow. She was born May 11, 1909 in Weathersfield, the eldest daughter of Urban Allen and Maude Alma (Bellows) Stimpson. She graduated from Claremont, NH High School class of 1926. She married Lester John Brown on June 1, 1927 in East Barrington, NH. He predeceased her on July 18, 1964. She will be remembered most for her candy store where everything was homemade. The Candy Box was started in their

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Fairground Heights Home and later moved to their new home in North Springfield and operated there until her husband’s death in 1964. She then worked as a clerk with the Fellows Gear Shaper Company of Springfield. She was a very active member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Springfield, and a member of the Columbia Rebekahs Lodge for 66 years. She is survived by her two daughters, Marian E. Leavett of Sunapee, NH and Barefoot Bay, FL and Phyllis M. Chambers of North Clarendon, 15 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 12

great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her eldest daughter, Shirley I. Welt, who passed away on September 8, 2009 at her daughter’s home in Fredericksburg, VA. She was also predeceased by one brother Neal Stimpson, and two sisters Irene Alma Brown and Hazel Stimpson Varney. A combined memorial service for Elsie and her daughter Shirley was held on September 17. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her memory to the Calvary Baptist Church Memorial Fund 156 Main Street Springfield, Vermont 05156 or to one’s favorite charity.

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BRGNS Quilt Raffle Black River Good Neighbor Services has announced that Ludlow’s Susan Damone-Balch has donated a beautiful 63 x 63 abstract art quilt titled "Royal Sampler" for a raffle. “All of the money raised will be used to assist our neighbors in need” said Jim Fuller, President of BRGNS. The quilt can be used as a wall hanging or a bed covering, It has a $1400 value. Raffles tickets are $2 each or three for $5. Images from Susan's life-long passion for fly fishing are reflected in many of her art quilts. The scope of her work includes representational, geometric, and abstract designs. Some are meticulously planned and constructed, while others are quite spontaneous and inspired simply by color and fabric. Susan has produced hundreds of quilts, many of which have been exhibited and won awards at shows throughout the country. Machine techniques are her specialty. She works from an extensive collection of primarily 100 percent cotton fabrics including batiks and hand painted and dyed fabrics. To add details, she uses ink, paint, applique and embroidery sparingly. Interested in the needle arts throughout her

childhood, Susan was taught and encouraged by the women in her family and particularly her mom who sat Susan at her first sewing machine when was only five years old. She discovered both quilting and fly fishing as a young adult and began teaching in both fields when she was in her 30's. Susan is mostly selftaught, although she has taken workshops from several masters. Raffle tickets are available at the Black River Good Neighbors Thrift Shop at 105 Main Street and the Chittenden Bank in Shaw's Plaza, both are located in Ludlow. Tickets can also be purchased from any board member (see board of directors on the web

site The quilt is being displayed at Chittenden Bank in the Shaw's Plaza in Ludlow. Tickets may also be purchased a the BRGNS Fall Rummage Sale at Fletcher Farm on Route 103, from October 2 to 4. The drawing will be just before closing at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 4. You do not have to be present to win. Black River Good Neighbors Services has been helping those in need from Ludlow, Cavendish, Mt. Holly, Proctorsville, and Plymouth for over 21 years. Above, the quilt donated as a fundraiser for Black River Good Neighbor Services.


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Pamela Hoder Pamela Hoder, born November 28, 1951 – passed on September 11, 2009, at the age of 57 at Rutland Regional Medical Center among her dear friends. Pamela was a resident of Weston since her childhood, and was predeceased by her caregivers Hazel and Morris Currier. Pamela graduated the 8th grade from the Weston Little School and then in 1968 from Chester High School. From there she graduated from the University of Vermont in 1974. When not in Vermont she spent her summers on Fire Island, NY where she created many longlasting memories, and where she worked for many years at Matthew’s Restaurant in Ocean Beach. She held several positions of work in Southern Vermont during her adult years. Many will remember her from the Magic Mountain days, Bromley Ski Area, the Weston Bowl Mill,

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Hawk Mountain Resort, Black River Produce, and the Saturday postal worker and friend at the Weston and Peru Post Offices for many years. In her last few years she served as care giver for Mildred Ellen Orton of the Vermont Country Store. Many knew Pamela as a good friend and neighbor with a big heart. Pam always had a card and a little something to give at every event in her friend’s lives. She also had a penchant for the

Kathleen E. Anderson June 4, 1956 – September 11, 2009 Kathleen E. Anderson, 53, died Friday evening at her home surrounded by her family. She was born June 4, 1956 in Colorado Springs, CO, the daughter of Robert and Margaret (Wheeler) Salvage. She attended schools in Colorado Springs and later attended Norwich University. She was married to Howard J. Anderson on October 26, 1991 in Colorado Springs. Kathleen was employed with the Federal Government for over 23 years, 18 years of which she proudly served with the Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Jct. She loved and was loved by her family, and her Pomeranian dogs, she enjoyed playing piano, listening to music and fishing. She is survived by her husband Howard of Springfield, her mother Margaret Behsmann and her step-father Lawrence Behsmann of Springfield, one son, David Dykes and his wife Michelle and one

daughter, Tonia DykesHunter and her husband Stephen, both of Springfield, four brothers – Mike Ward and Bill Stone of Colorado Springs, CO, Roger Stone of Springfield and Timothy Behsmann of Baltimore, MD and seven grandchildren, Katrina, Alisha, Kathleen, David, Kauhner, Caleb and Kolby all of Springfield. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her daughter Angela Foreman. A memorial service was held on September 15 at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield. Reverend Mary LewisWebb officiated. A private family committal service will be held at a future date. Contributions may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 1460 Williston, VT 05495. Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

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the village, immediately followed by a pot luck lunch at the Weston Rod and Gun Club, 982 Route 100 in Weston. On a yet to be determined date, in the spring of 2010 there will be another memorial service in honor of Pamela, to lay her to final rest on Fire Island, Contact: Linda Thornberg, 954-9204418 for further details, if you wish to be included in that service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Weston Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, 52 Norfield Road, Weston, VT 06833, or on their website or to the Fire Island Emergency Animal Relief (check to FIEAR), PO Box 276, Ocean Beach, New York, 11770. All received funds go to the feeding, spay and neuter of stray animals. Please make note on your check in memory of Pamela Hoder, with your return address.


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Good Foods for Winter Storage

Photos by Robert F. Smith – Editor If you’re starting to wonder how you will survive the winter without your local farmers market, here are a few of the staples you can still stock up on to stave off hunger and keep you healthy this upcoming season •All of the following organic produce aids in the maintenance of a healthy immune system and heart, and many may lower the risk of some cancers. Beets: Good source of folic acid, fiber, and vitamin C. Help maintain memory, promote healthy aging, and protect against birth defects.

Garlic: Excellent source of Allicin, a strong antibacterial and antifungal compound. Onions: Good source of vitamin C, folic acid, antioxidants, and fiber. Parsnips: Excellent source of vitamin C, folic acid, dietary fiber and a good source of potassium, magnesium, and calcium. Potatoes: Good source of Vitamin C, potassium, and vitamin B6. Turnips: Excellent source of Vitamins A, C, K, folic acid, calcium, and dietary fiber. Winter Squash: Excellent source of Vitamin A in the source of beta-carotene an antioxidant. • If you are without a

root cellar, an unheated dark, slightly ventilated space, will work great. Lay items on trays without them touching and always save the best specimens for last. For more information go to So come stock up, rain or shine, at the Manchester Farmers’ Market, inside the Dana Thompson Memorial Rec Park, Thursdays, from 3 to 6 p.m. For more information or directions contact Clockwise from top left, squash, beets and potatoes make excellent cold storage vegetables, and they are now available at area farmers’ markets and farm stands.

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through March 27 for a total of 15 markets. The Winter Farmers’ Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. offering locally grown and produced food, baked goods, local wines, handcrafted items such as cloth bags, jewelry, pottery, soaps, great lunch offerings and more. Preference is given to agricultural vendors in keeping with our mission to promote regional food

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global climate change and the end of cheap oil. Our goal is to raise awareness about sustainable practices for our homes, neighborhoods, and larger communities, and begin creating the infrastructure needed in our region for a post oil society. Access to local food is a critical component of that infrastructure. If you are interested in vending at the upcoming Winter Farmers' Market, we urge you to send in your application in before October 1. For an application or more information call Sherry at 869-2141 or send an email to farmersmarket@postoil solu The application and market policy information can also be found at

Fall harvest is in full swing and so is the Chester Farmers Market. Now in its 7th year, the Chester Farmers Market offers locally grown fresh organic vegetables, perennial and herb plants, meats, maple and honey products, fresh baked breads and sweet treats

and arts and crafts. The market is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through the Columbus Day weekend in front of Zachary’s Pizza House, at Routes 103 and 11. There’s plenty of parking. It’s handicapped accessible, and Farm to Family coupons are accepted.

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Green Mountain Chieftains Preview and photo by Joe Milliken-Editor Green Mountain Union High School “The Chieftains” Athletic Director Eric Anderson Boys’ Soccer: Class III Head Coach - Ed Laffaye, third season as varsity coach. The Green Mountain Union High School boys' soccer team is looking to improve upon a five win season, after losing a half dozen seniors to graduation. However, coach Laffaye does see the light at the end of the tunnel, as the Chiefs begin their third season under his system. The Green Mountain roster also seems to have a good balance of experience and youth.

"Some say it takes a good five years to really change the philosophy of a soccer program," coach Lafffaye stated in a recent interview. "But now in our third season, I really feel like the guys are settling in and understanding what we are trying to accomplish. “We've got some good athletes on this team and some speed on the outside, but we'll also need Jacob (goal keeper Walker) to step up and play well." Key returning players include Luke Thompson, Ian Furrer, Rex Calabrese, Jacob Walker, Ryan Bartley, Justin Veysey, Derek Baker and Briland Fisher. Also watch for Cooper Neass and Harrison Chase to make an immediate impact as well.

Thompson and Neass are creating some good offensive chemistry early and will be key factors on the offensive end, while the sophomore keeper Walker will need to step up quickly and become a vocal leader on the defensive end. Walker has good

instincts and an aggressive style, therefore he'll need to make quick decisions and really get after anything in his range. The Chiefs have some quickness up front and if they can stay healthy, are deep enough to be fresher at the end of

games, a luxury they have not had the last couple of seasons. Girls’ Soccer: Division IV Head coach - Julie Walton, third season as varsity coach. The Green Mountain girls' soccer team is coming off a season a great season that saw them go 9-5-2, before losing to eventual state champion Peoples in the first round of the tournament. After losing four players to graduation including their goal keeper, coach Walton still returns nine players which will bring leadership and experience to the field. Senior Georgia Ladd takes over in the net and plays an aggressive style and should be solid in the net. Some other key,

returning players looking to create an impact include Laura Hofmann, Britta Kilgus, Sara Groshens, Alaina Savage, Lyndsey Walton, Jordan Crawford, Shelby Glover, Jade OrmrodLever and Kathrine Svec. This team has a lot of talent up and down the roster and should be able to run with anyone in the division, however as coach Walton has stated herself, the Lady Chiefs need to finish off more plays and turn their offensive flow into goals. They possess solid defenders led by Kilgus, Groshens and Lisle play well in the middle of the field and Hofmann, Savage and Walton can finish. This team is balanced all over the field and poised to make some noise in Division III.

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get, going 13-4 overall while capturing the Division IV state championship with a win over Sharon Academy. A season that will indeed be tough to match, however coach Valente always seems to have a competitive team on the field and there is no reason to believe it won't happen again. After losing six talented seniors last season, the Presidents will now look to their senior captains Kippie Turco, James Greenwood and All-State goal keeper Chris Kowalski for leadership and stability. Some other returning

players looking to create an impact include Victor Cucullo, Jacob Covell, Benjamin Farrow and Dillon Normyle. After losing a few offensive forces to graduation, scoring

goals may be an issue early in the season for this team, so they will have to play solid in the middle of the field and rely on the defense and goal keeping of Kowalski.

Girls’ Soccer: Division IV Head coach - Pat Pullinen, eleventh season as head coach. What can you say about the run the Lady Presidents soccer team has been on the last few years. As the season begins they are gunning for an amazing fourth consecutive state championship. Coach Pullinen's squad has lost a few weapons to graduation, including 100+ goal score Courtney Rohrig, however they also still return plenty of fire power and should make another serious run in Division IV.

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Bellows Falls Terriers

Football: Division III Head coach - Bob Lockerby, fourth season as varsity coach. The Bellows Falls Terriers football team is coming off a rough season that saw them go 1-8 in Division II, therefore one would think that the drop to Division III might help produce more wins. However the Terriers will still have a pretty tough schedule this fall including match ups against Mill River, Windsor, Woodstock, Moriah Central (Port Henry, NY) and of course, the rival state champion Springfield Cosmos. Coach Bob Lockerby has put a lot of emphasis on finding ways to get quicker and more athletic the last couple seasons, having installed new agility drills into his practices last year.

the Terriers should be able to move the ball on the ground fairly consistantly. The offensive line consists of Cody Monty at center, Randy Ruthowski and Josh Pratt at guards and Corbin Parker and Coty Mellish at the tackles. Others on defense looking to make an impact include Leo Barnett and David Kissell at linebacker, Nick Riendeau and Corey Sprague at cornerback and Jeremy Kilburn and Joe Aslin in the secondary. Kilburn will also be the back up quarterback. After a seasonopening, shut out loss at Moriah (NY), 20-0, the Terriers bounced back in their home-opener, knocking off Otter Valley 14-6, in Westminster. The Terriers got touchdown runs from Tim Muzzey and Ben Hewitt in the win, while the defense was stellar in only giving up one touchdown. Boys’ Soccer: Division III Head Coach - Larry Slason, twelveth season as varsity coach. The Bellows Falls boys' soccer team has made tremendous strides over

the last few years and are coming off a school record 10-win season, however after losing nine players to graduation, it could be an uphill climb to again reach double figures in wins. However coach Slason has worked hard to instill a "two-touch" passing formula that has produced a lot of wins the last few years, and this team should have enough overall team speed and quickness to continue the game plan. Experience will come from returning players Chaz Sobeleski, Jason Garciadelba, Ryan Mamone, Eric Laliberte, Tysom McAllister, Ethan Higgins and Jose Cantor. However the terriers also do not have a lot of depth, therefor it will be important to not only stay healthy, but also bring along youngerplayers so they can contribute as the season goes along. Girls’ Soccer: Division III Head coach - John Broadley, eighth season as varsity coach. The Lady Terrier girls' soccer team is coming off a tough campaign last year in which they did not win a game, however to find the positive, they lost a whopping eight

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Field Hockey: Division III The Lady Terrier field hockey team was dangerously close to not having a season, as ninth year coach Bethany Coursen had to scramble just to have enough players to field a team. With roster numbers down and some ineligi-

bility issues, the Lady Terriers will have no JV team and some freshman and sophomores getting significant playing time, especially after losing a whopping 10 seniors to graduation. BF currently has just 16 players on their roster. Senior captains Hillary Harrington (halfback), Dini Rowell (link) and goalie Jenessa Level will all be counted on heavily for leadership on the field, while coach Coursen will look for some younger players to also step up, including juniors Megan LaBeau, Haley Smith and sophomore Tori Bissell. After finishing 6-10 last season, it would seem an uphill battle for BF to improve on that mark, however the Lady Terrier coaching staff has worked hard over the last several years to build a solid field hockey tradition, so don't be surprised if this team finds a way to win they're share of games. With such a small squad however, they will obviously need to stay healthy and with a revamped front line, will need solid defense and goal tending to keep games low scoring.

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games by just one goal, therefore if they had gotten any lucky bounces at all they would have won a few of those games. They will also be moving down to Division II which should ease the schedule and level the playing field a bit, which is a good thing after losing about a dozen seniors to graduation. Coach Broadley will look to returning players Julie Cermola, Hannah Hodsden, Becky O'Neil, Marissa Smith and especially senior goal keeper Tia Billado, who has been groomed since her freshman year and now has the opportunity to really make an impact on this team. Her confidence and leadership appears crucial. Also watch for newcomer Kammie Crawford to make an impact as well.


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Hopefully the changes can start to pay dividends this season. Another concern that Lockerby does not have much control over however, is the sheer lack of roster numbers the last couple seasons as well. On a positive note, the Terriers roster is littered with over a dozen seniors, which should aid BF in reducing the turnovers and mistakes that have plagued the “Purple Gang” in recent memory. The Bellows Falls offense will be led by senior quarterback Ben Hewitt, who has been playing in varsity games since his sophomore year and now has plenty of experience to draw from. He has the capability to make plays with his arm and his legs, and will be a big part of making the offense go. In the traditional Bellows Falls power-I formation, senior Tim Muzzey is a slot back, Colton Bratton is the running back and Ryan Hayward is at tailback. Junior Jake Stratton also moves from fullback to tight end. With experience in both the running game and the offensive line,

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Springfield Cosmos Springfield High School “The Cosmos” Athletic Director Mike Hatt Football: Division II Head coach - Mike Hatt, seventh season as varsity coach. The Springfield High School football team is coming off a year in which you can’t do any better - an undefeated season and Division III state championship. Despite losing several key players to graduation including three Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl selections, the Cosmos still bring back plenty of fire power as they gun for another title, however it looks like this year, the division could be wide open. With all-state quarterback Grant White now graduated, do not expect the Cosmos to throw the ball down field nearly as much as in the past, however senior QB Brandon Boyle did get some reps under center last year and is a great athlete in his own right. Boyle was also the Cosmos best receiver last season and after moving to quarterback, his top targets will be split end Colin LaPlante and allpurpose running backs Billy Wheeler and Matt Mitchell, who will both also share the ballcarrying duties. Wheeler will also see some time at the quarterback position as well, which would also allow Boyle to again, run some plays at wide receiver. The Comsos will also miss wide out Shawn Keefe, who is out with a knee injury, but also watch for Bennett Chevalier to catch some passes and start on the defensive side of the ball. Players looking to

create an impact on the defensive side of the ball include Kirk Pertham and the aforementioned Bennett. Despite the loss of allstate lineman Keith Cook, Springfield’s offensive line remains a strength with Ben Cox (center), Luke Morin and Max Lake (guards) and T.J. Wallace and James Stillings (tackles). Although perhaps not as stacked as last year, this Cosmos team still has enough talent and experience to make a serious run at a nother title, however like most championship runs, they will have to stay healthy because they are not as deep this seasson. Also, four of their first five games are on the road, which does not make things any easier. In the season opener at Poultney, it took the Cosmos everything they had to pull out a 6-0, overtime win over the Blue Devils. In the scoreless four quarters, the Springfield offense moved the ball up and down the field, but the Poultney defense would bend, but not break. However, both teams were plagued by penalties and turnovers throughout the game. In all the Cosmos were flagged for 11 penalties and turned the ball over five times. In the overtime, Poultney got the ball first (at the Springfield 10yard line) but could not break the tie, giving the Cosmos a shot at the win. After a first down holding penalty that negated a touchdown, Springfield ended up with a fourth down situation at the 2-yard line, when QB Billy Wheeler dropped back for a pass, then tucked the ball in and ran for the touchdown, untouched. Boys’ Soccer: Division II Head coach -

Kendall, seventh season as varsity coach. The Springfield High School boys’ soccer team is coming off an excellent season that saw them go 11-3-1 before being upset in the first round of the playoffs by Randolph. You might say that the Cosmos have some unfinished business to attend to this season and have 10 returning players from last year, so there is still plenty of experience and leadership from last years’ squad. However the Cosmos also face a tough schedule this season, including two matches with Hartford, (who dropped down from Division I) plus three Division I teams in Burr

& Burton, Brattleboro and Rutland. A few key, returning players for Springfield include John Kendall, Angelo Jardina, Brian Brady, Derek Graham, Cody Filkin and James Karkowski. Watch for sophomore Colin Brady to make some noise as well, while Jordan Phenning looks to have a strong season as the starting goal keeper. In their season roadopener at the annual John Werner Tournament, the Cosmos got off to a fast start with a convincing, 7-0 shut out win over Otter Valley, in Arlington. Senior John Kendall was the top gun for the Cosmos netting four


Girls’ Soccer: Division II Head coach - Don Thomas, third season as varsity coach. The Springfield High School girls soccer team is coming off a season last year that saw them lose in the first round of the tournament, however after losing five close matches in doubleovertime, the Lady Cosmos easily could have had a much better record and higher seed in the playoffs. However, coach Thomas lost a few key seniors to graduation and overall numbers are low, therefore he will need not only his returning players to step up, but also a few younger players as well. The Lady Cosmos will turn to key returning players Taylor Thomas, Amanda Aberle, Olivia Johnson, Lindsay Bolduc and Melissa Tarbell for leadership and stability on the field, while Emma Estey, Amanda Farnsworth, Sarah Vredenburgh and Jenna Paul will also be looked upon to create an impact as well. Another big factor in the success of this team will be the goal tending of sophomore Alaina Orth, who was pressed into duty last year as a freshman, but also got some valuable experience between the posts and moving forward. In the season opener at Quechee against the Hartford Hurricanes, the Lady Cosmos played tough, but dropped a 2-1 decision.

Emma Estey got the lone goal for the Lady Cosmos, which tied the game at one late in the first half, but a second half goal by Taylor Vonini broke the tie late in the match. The Lady Cosmos played well defensively and Alaina Orth made eight saves in the net, but they couldn't generate enough offense to tie the game up late. Field Hockey: Division II Head coach - Bindy Hathorn, first season as varsity coach. The Springfield field hockey team will be heading into a season without Joy Benson as their coach for the first time in, I believe, 23 years. However new head coach and former assistant Bindy Hathorn inherits a team that not only came within one win of reaching the state finals last season, but also returns 10 players from that team. The strength of this group appears to be the defense, which includes junior goalie Britanny Grant, Lindsay Turgeon, Kayla Perham, Becca Trombley and Erin Graham. However the key to the entire scheme is link Maria Stern, a junior who has been a mainstay since her freshman year. Autumn White, Sarah Trombley and Jessie Haskell will also be key factors at link, while players such as sophomores Evie Whittemore and Morgan Johnson and freshman Jill Rushton will add depth. In the season-opener at rival Bellows Falls, the Lady Cosmos got off to a fast start with a convincing, 4-0 shut out over the Lady Terriers. Springfield got two goals from Sarah Trombley and one each from Sterm and Kaylea Perham.


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Burr & Burton Academy Bulldogs Burr & Burton Academy “The Bulldogs” Athletic Director Kathi Bierwirth Football: Division I Head coach - Jason Thomas, second season as varsity coach. The Burr & Burton Academy football team is moving to Division II and will look for the continued improvement of junior quarterback Patrick Jordan, who as a sophomore transfer last season, showed great promise with both his arm and running ability. Coming off a fantastic 8-2 season last year, the challenge will be to take the next step while also adjusting to a new division and schedule. The Bulldogs are also a fairly young team, starting five sophomores as the season gets underway. The running game of Jared Bove and Nash Lancaster will anchor the offense, with senior Nick Perni as QB Jordan's main target on the outside. Also watch for sophomore Adis Muminivich to be a reliable target as well. The offensive line is a blend of experience and youth, led by senior tackle James Buss, senior guard Robbie McCallVerdier, senior tackle Jarrid Cobb. Buss and Muminivich will also play both ways. Others looking to create an impact on the

defensive side of the ball include linebacker Grady Murtheh, safety Eamon Walsh , Matt Fortier, Ben Hunter and Dylen Wilkins. In the season homeopener, the Bulldogs got off to a rough start against CVU, who also moved up to Division II this season, falling 39-20 at Applejack Field. CVU turned out to be much more physical up front and controlled both sides of the line of scrimmage. After quickly falling behind 20-0 at halftime, the Bulldogs did show some fight in the second half, getting touchdowns from quarterback Patrick Jordan, Jake Coyle and Nick Perni. Boys’ Soccer: Division I Head coach - Peter Mull, third season as varsity coach. The Burr & Burton Academy boys' soccer team is coming off a tremendous season last year that saw the Bulldogs go 14-2-1, before losing in the second round of the state tournament to U-32. I think it is safe to say that the Bulldogs have some unfinished business to take care of and appear stacked and ready for the challenge. But now will have to gun for a title competing in Division I. Coach Mull returns several experienced seniors including three All-State players in Dan Favreau, Chris Antonez and Brandon Ogilvie as well as four senior defenders in Ben Pierce, Steve Mull, Ethan Edson and Natti Shaw. Matt

last 15 minutes of the contest. Because of low roster numbers, BBA freshman Virginia Turso was pressed into action in goal, making seven saves and doing a good job in her first varsity action.

Rosenthal will be the starting goal keeper. Other Bulldogs looking to make an impact include Alex Miskovsky, Yutong Bai and T.J. Oliver. Burr & Burton seems to have a deep, wellbalanced team and if they stay healthy, should have no problem adjusting to Divison I and in fact, make a serious run at that title they missed out on last year. In their season opener at Fair Haven, the Bulldogs got two goals each from Antonez and Ogilvie and single-scores from Shaw and Bai, rolling to a 6-1 win over the Slaters. BBA keeper Rosenthal needed only three saves to notch the win, a true testament to the kind of jail house defense the Bulldogs are capable of. The Bulldogs followed that up with another road win in North Clarendon, shutting out Mill River, 3-0. The Bulldogs got two goals from Dan Favreau and one from T.J. Oliver in the win, with Rosethal needing only three saves to preserve the shut out. After two games, the Bulldog defense had only allowed a combined six shots on goal. Girls’ Soccer: Division I Head coach - Dan Deforest, twenty third season as head coach. The Burr & Burton soccer team also moves to Division I and the Lady Bulldogs are coming off a fantastic 14win season that saw them lose in the championship game to Milton in a shoot-out. However they should again have a strong team,

with plenty of experience up and down the roster, including Jenny and Carla Coppin, Sawyer DeVries, Alicia Trombley, Malanie Thulin and Samantha Labate . Also watch for offense from the likes of Michaela Madden , Jenna Hoffman, Hannah Corkum and Emma Houser. In the season homeopener, the Lady Bulldogs came out firing on all cylinders in a convincing, 6-0 shut out win over Fair Haven. Jenna Hoffman led the way for BBA with three goals, while Karla Coppin, Lizzie Jorgenson and Nina Shehadi also pitched in with goals. Jorgenson, Clare Kelley and Jessica Horst each added assists. In the net, Jillian Blaisdell and Colby Halligan combined on the shut out win. The Bulldogs followed the opener up with another strong effort against host Mount Anthony in the MAU tournament, notching a 3-0 shutout for their second win of the season. BBA spread the wealth on offense, getting goals from Carla Coppin, Emma Houser and Hannah Corkum, while the defense played well once again, with Blaisdell and Halligan once again combining on the shutout. However the tide turned a little in their next match up against Otter Valley, giving up three goals late, in a 5-2 loss to the Otters. The Lady Bulldogs got goals from Jessica Dorr and Veronica Weaver, but it would not be enough as the Otters offense gained control of play over the

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Cross Country: Division I Head coach - Dave Curtis, seventh season as varsity coach. The Bulldogs have had a strong cross country program the last few years, winning two consecutive Division II titles before jumping to Division I last season. BBA has experienced pretty good overall numbers as well, but have also lost some key senior runners to graduation including Kristen Palmer and David Midura. This season however, there is still plenty of returning experienced runners including Dylan McNair, George Forbes, J. T. Kemper, Nancy Seem, Maria Schow, Charlotte Palmer, Alisha siderova, Carly Reilly and hannah Harrington to to all be a factor at states.

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Field Hockey: Division I Head coach, Julie Fifield, eleventh season as varsity coach. The Lady Bulldogs field hockey team will be adjusting on the fly as they not only enter a new division, but also adjust to several players moving to new positions after losing a whopping eight starters to graduation. Coach Fifield however, also has seven returning seniors this season so BBA will bring plenty of varsity experience to the field, led by co-captains Emma Provenzano and Michaela Lewis. Provenzano is a proven goal scorer from the right wing, while Lewis will be making the jump from mid-field to goal keeper. Adapting to the goaltending position will perhaps become the Lady Bulldogs biggest challenge defensively. Other defensive moves include Morgan Alms and Lauren Carter coming from mid-field last year and sophomore Maggie Schroeder emerging at center back. Despite all the shifting into new defensive roles however, the Lady Bulldogs posses an aggressive offense that should be able to create some scoring chances and take some of the pressure off of their revamped defense.

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Leland & Gray Rebels Preview by Joe Milliken - Editor Leland & Gray Union High School “The Rebels” Athletic Director: Keith Lyman Boys’ Soccer: Division III Head coach - Chris Barton, eleventh season as varsity coach. The Leland & Gray boys’ soccer team is coming off a season last year that saw them go 87 before losing in the first round of the tournament. After only losing a couple seniors to graduation, coach Barton returns a whopping 15 players from last season, therefore if they stay healthy, experience and depth should not be a problem. A few key returning

players include Tyler Russell, Colin Nystrom and Noah Chapin, Sean Stine, Josh Fontaine and Jared Van Ordol in the net. Chapin is also the back up net minder. In the season-opener at Windsor, the Rebels got off to a fast start, steamrolling over Windsor, 7-1. Leland & Gray got two goals each from Russell, Chapin and Stine, while Colin Nystrum added another in the victory. Obviously the Rebel offense was clicking, but the defense was also strong, with goal keeper Gabe Pozzi only needing to make four saves in preserving the win. The Rebels recently lost two tough ones (one in overtime) to rival Twin Valley, both of which were very close matches. Russell scored two goals and Nystrom and Chapin each added one

for Leland & Gray, but it would not be enough as Twin Valley’s Scott Hayford scored his fourth goal of the game, in overtime, for the win. Despite the loss, Von Ordol made 17 saves in goal for the Rebels. The rivals played again less than a week later, in which Leland & Gray lost another close one to the Wildcats, falling in another one goal loss, 32. The Rebels had gotten to within one goal after Sean Stine had scored on a header with under 15 minutes left in regulation, but the Wildcats were able to hold them off for the win. At press time, Leland & Gray was gearing up to participate in the annual Josh Cole Tournament, hosted by Black River High School in Ludlow. The Rebels were set to

take on host Black River in the opening round of the four team tournament that features the Rebels, Black River, Bellows Falls and Green Mountain. Girls’ Soccer: Division IV Head coach - Evan Chadwick, eleventh season as varsity coach. The Lady Rebels soccer team is coming off a season last year that saw them go 6-8 and beating Twin Valley in the playdown game, before losing to Stowe in the quarterfinals. Despite losing four key seniors to graduation including the school’s record-holder in goals, Morgan Mahdavi and Becca Bizon, Coach Chadwick does return a strong defensive unit that should be the anchor

of the team. The Lady Rebels will look to tri-captains Kerry Johnson, devan pienewski and Michaela Tietz for leadership on the field, while others looking to step up include Aly Marcucci, Bethany Burdick, Chelsea Cox, Nicole Sherman, Jessica Young, Kayla Joyce and Keira Cappancelli. Tietz will play a big role in the success of the team as she moves into the striker position, while goalie Capponcelli will also need to step up. Despit a 2-0 loss to MAU in the seasopopener, Capponcelli did a nice job in the net with 11 saves. However the Lady Rebels bounced back with a 3-1 win over West Rutland, in Townshend. Tiez broke a 1-1 tie with five minutes left in

regulation for the win. Johnson scored the first Rebel goal, with an assist coming from Aly Marcucci. Capponcelli only needed to make four saves in the victory. Cross Country: Division IV Head coach - hanna LaBarre, fifth season as varsity coach. After not losing any runners to graduation, the Leland & Gray cross country team will look to a few key runners this season, including top gun Brian Urato. Others looking to make their mark include Joe Dutton, Bailey Whelchel, Aaron Meihak, Lauren Scott, Rachel Ires and Sarah Clark. In the season opener at Bellows falls, Urato was the top Rebel finisher, taking eighth place, while rachel Scoot was the top girls’ finisher in the fourteenth spot.

Fall Mountain Wildcats Preview by Joe Milliken-Editor Photo by Joe Beer Fall Mt.Regional High School “The Wildcats” Athletic Director Casey Todd Football: Class M Head coach - Frank Brown, first season as varsity coach. The Fall Mountain Wildcats football team is coming off a season that saw them make it to the Class M playoffs, but falling in the first round. However it was a tremendous improvement over the previous two winless seasons. After losing several key seniors to graduation including the starting quarterback, two running backs and their top wide receiver, first year coach Brown will look to a slew of juniors and sophjomores to carry the load. Also losing starting quarterback Eric Bentley in the first game of the

season did matters.



Boys’ Soccer: Class M Head coach - Whit Aldrich, first season as varsity coach. The Fall Mountain boys' soccer team has a new coach and a young team. After losing a few key seniors to graduation, first year coach Whit Aldrich will look to seniors Tony Van Laere and goal keeper Colby McGuirk for leadership on the field.

losing several key seniors to graduation, coach Ferland still returns several experi-

enced players from last season including Jordan Ferland, Michelle Greene, Lily Kirby,

Girls’ Soccer: Class M Head coach - Bruce Ferland, second season as varsity coach. The Fall Mountain girls' soccer team is coming off a tremendous season that saw them win the school's first-ever girls' soccer state championship, under first year coach Bruce Ferland. It doesn't get much better than that does it? Now in his second campaign and after

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Girls’ Soccer: Class M Head coach - Missie Swift The Fall Mountain Wildcat volleyball team is coming off a season that saw them go 5-11 last season with a schedule that brings teams from all three divisions in the state, Class M, L and Class I. After losing five seniors to graduation, the lady Wildcats also bring back five seniors this season for leadership and stability. Caitlin Miller is the center and a big key to the team’s success. She is an excellent hitter and arguably the best player on the team, but is also developing into a very good setter as well. Erin MacLean is another huge asset, as she is tall and an intimidating presence at the net both offensively and defensively. She can cause other teams to entirely change the way they play in

order to get around her or stop her. Rachel Prior is an energetic figure on the court and always works hard, as well as keeping everyone's spirits up on the floor. Emily Abbott is one of the top servers in Division II and can put the ball anywhere she wants with authority and her back row play is very solid. Allie Robinson is also a key and has been serving and hitting with great pace. Another big key for the success of this team will be effective serving and the overall back row defensive play. When the Lady ‘Cats can do these things consistantly, they can hang tough with anyone on their schedule. Others looking to creat an impact include seniors Mariana Moniz, Julia Oberst, Emily Healy, Caitlin Miller and Shannon Kelly and juniors Rene Gosetti, Allegra Pickering, Rachel Prior and Emily Abbott.

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PUZZLE PAGE By Bonnie L. Gentry and Victor Fleming

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FREEZER 15.2 cu.ft. GE,upright $50 (518) 359-3422


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FAX MACHINE / HP 1040 $25. 518-6478416

GE GLASS top electric stove. Exc. cond., bisque, changed appl. colors. must see. $345 (518) 561-8858

FOR SALE: RCA 47” Big Screen TV; Box style approx. 6 years old works great $200 obo please call for further information (518) 335-9103


MICRO GEM HD digital to Analog receiver never used, old TV quit, $45. 518-563-3845

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FIREWOOD CUT, split & delivered, $195 a cord green, $275 a cord dry. VT Certified wood dealer. Call Dave 802-349-5085

FRIEDRICH 10,000 BTU Air Conditioners. Great Shape. Uses Standard wall outlets. $250. Keene Valley 518-576-2285

FIREWOOD FOR Sale. Full measured cord. Delivered 15 miles from Rockingham. $180. 802-463-9683

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GREEN FIREWOOD for sale. Cut, split & delivered. $175/cord 2 cord loads. 802-2639673. PREMIUM HARDWOOD Pellets, less than 1% ash, delivery in Rutland, VT $10 per ton THIS WEEK ONLY! $284 per ton. 518-6429155 SEMI-SEASONED firewood. $195/cord. Delivered. $250/cord dried. Also buy timber in log lots. GMF Services, LLC. 603-4778270 or 802-591-1137. WOODSTOVE VERMONT Casting Vigilant 8” -flue good condition asking $250 518-8919021

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2 FIFTH wheels, up to 15000 lb. capacity. $50 and $100. PU box liner, good condition. Fits 8 ft box. $100. (518) 563-4738


ROUND BALES of dry hay in barn. Not wrapped. 1st cut $35, 2nd cut $50. Delivery extra. Jim Tucker 802-885-4669.



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FIVE BLADE Ceiling Fan with light for sale $20 Call 518-643-9391

FIREWOOD FOR sale. $150/cord. Will deliver, Grafton, Chester, Rockingham. 802-8691277.

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WHIRLPOOL UPRIGHT freezer. 5’Hx30”W. 4 yrs. old. $250. 802-463-9134.

ELECTRIC SCOOTER (Sunshine), new condition, needs battery. $100. 518-523-1720

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2 17” wheels for 2004 Cadillac CTS $300; Hardwood Staircase, includes stairs, spindles, railings, paneling, door $800; Siegler oil stove $125; Alaska Stoker Coal stove, burns Rice coal $750. 518-585-6276

WHIRLPOOL HEAVY duty L.P.G. dryer, good running condition, Asking $100 OBO. 518-643-0269

ELECTRIC FENCE, flexible netting,134’X20”, keep small critters out or chickens in. $80. (518) 543-6281

FLEXIBLE NETTING electric fencing 134 ft . Keeps small critters out or chickens in. $80. 518-543-6281.

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FIREWOOD $175/cord; Pellets $225/ton; Pellet Stove $1500; Dune buggies 250cc $2000.; 150cc $1500; Queen bed $50; King bed $75; Boat w/tubes $1800; Nissan pickup $2000; Kia-Rio $1000; Full size head board, rails, dresser w/mirror, 2 side tables $125; 2 glass shelved hutches w/lights $125 Call Charity or Fran 802-259-2214

STOVE, ELECTRIC, works, manual included, switched to gas, $35. 518-547-9499


DRAFTING TABLE includes machine $250.00. 518-963-7144


1980 NEW Yorker Boiler, Model WC-130. Save on heating costs w/this add-on wood/coal boiler. $800/OBO. 802-885-4947.

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USED ESTATE Whirlpool Washer White, clean, works well, $150.00. Call 518-4933663 anytime.

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MAYTAG ELECTRIC dryer, excellent shape, runs fine $100. 802-773-8782

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ARMOIRE CEDAR lined, 61” high x 35” wide x 22” deep, $100. 518-251-2160

3 HP Sea King $75.00. Call Mike 518-8345130 30 GALLON aquarium/terrarium tank new perfect condition $55 (518)585-7484 4 ANTIQUE cast iron bath tubs- ex. condition $499.00 takes all. 518-359-8084 4 WHITE Pine 2” Rough cut boards, 12 & 14ft. long, 12 to 16” wide, clear $100. 518562-2187 Plattsburgh, NY 70,000 BTU cozy propane room heater, works excellent, $250.00 OBO. 518-4942677 ALUMINUM STORM Windows, various sizes. Excellent condition. $20. (518) 5859153 ANTIQUE RED one horse sleigh $450 OBO. Call anytime 518-963-4577 BEIGE MERIAN Standard Toilet, like new, glass shower doors, all hardware, $55.00 802-434-2729. BOYS BIKE 15” wheel, $15. 518-543-8850 CLEANING OUT sewing room, excellent quality upholstery and general fabrics, under $5. 518-493-5341

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CLOROX MOP & Pads for $12.00. 518-5616758 Clothes Dryer Maytag electric, $200 OBO; Clothes washer Maytag, needs water pump $100. 518-834-1166

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LARGE SNOW Blower $375. 518-293-8468 LEATHER LIVING ROOM SET in original plastic, never used. Original price $3,000, sacrifice $975. Call Bill 857-453-7764 LIKE NEW ventless gas fireplace, Paid $650 sell for $250. 518-534-5987 LONG LAKE 10spd., bikes, good condition $35 or make offer. 518-624-2699 MARLIN 35 caliber lever action, scope, sling, recoil pad, 2 yrs. old. $350 firm. PSE Thunderbolt compound bow, 50-60 lb. draw, 4 yrs old. $350. 802-885-3041 leave message. MEADOWBROOK CART excellent condition, draft horse size, $2,200 OBO Must Sell. 518-563-3716 leave message. MEAT BAND Saw with Stainless Steel Table with 1hp motor $475.00. 518-639-5353 MEMCO WOOD-fired boiler w/domestic hot water coil. Takes 18” wood. $750. 802-4630619. MEMORY FOAM THERAPEUTIC NASA VISCO MATTRESSES WHOLESALE! T$299 F-$349 Q-$399 K-$499 ADJUSTABLES - $799 FREE DELIVERY 25 YEAR WARRANTY 90 NIGHT TRIAL 1-800ATSLEEP 1-800-287-5337 WWW.MATTRESSDR.COM NEUTRON MOTORIZED wheelchair by Invecare. Head rest, arm rests, oxygen holder, & tray. New $5700. Asking $2500. 6515438/594-3125. PICTURE WINDOW - 8’ x 53” w/2 side slideup. Great condition. $125 OBO (518)5612125 PING-PONG table by Harvard Sports, like new, $100 firm, on Lake George. 518-6563088 STIHL ARBORIST 30cc chainsaw, model 311y. 30cc, 14”bar, micro chain. $50 518576-2258 STOP PAYING too much for TV! Get DISH w/FREE install plans, FREE HBO & Showtime & FREE DVR upgrade. Call FREE for full details. 1-877-554-2014. SUNBEAM BREADMAKER, book,like new, $18. 802-483-2618


TOYOSTOVE FUEL Lifter Pump OPT-91UL for kerosene heater, $400 new, used one season, $200. 518-963-4582 TOYOTOMI DIRECT Vent OM-22 Oil Miser Oil Heating System (Kerosene) Used Ω a Season $475.518-569-8170 TRAILERS. SALE or Rent, landscape, construction, auto, motorcycle, open/enclosed cargo, snowmobile, 4 wheeler, steel or aluminum, horse and livestock. Connecticut Trailers, Bolton, CT 877-869-4118 WATER HOSE and Sewer Hose for motor home or camper, never used, $35.00. 518834-5068 WHITE JEANS Free Arm Sewing Machine Model 1787 with instruction book. Like new. $50.00 518-298-5249 WOOD SHELVING 1”x7” or 1”x15”x32”. 80’ steel brackets + clips. $30. 518-576-4592

FURNITURE 38” ROUND drop leaf lt. oak table, 4 chairs, excellent condition. Asking $125.00. 518503-5054

CHERRY BEDROOM SET. Solid wood, never used, brand new in factory boxes. English dovetail. Original cost $4500. Sell for $795. Can deliver. Call Tom 617-395-0373.

COMPUTER CENTER 4 1/2 ‘ long, like new, $100. 518-891-2692

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BEIGE, FLORAL 6’ couch, excellent condition. $65. In Proctorsville. 802-226-7420.

GREEN LEATHER Sofa, opens to full size bed, like new. Asking $100. 518-891-0388 MATTRESS SETS **100% New** Twin mattress and box sets starting from $89, Full sets from $135, Queen sets from $144, King Sets from $290. Underpriced Warehouse 802846-7622. MEMORY FOAM Mattress **100% New** Twin Mattress from $225, Full from $299, Queen from $339, King from $399. Underpriced Warehouse 802-846-7622. OVAL DINNING room table with six chairs and two extra leafs. Excellent condition. Color: dark oak. $425. PLATFORM BED + Plush Pillowtop Mattress Combo **100% New** Both w/10 yr. warranty. Twin Combo from $329, Full Combo from $449, Queen Combo from $499, King Combo from $649. Underpriced Warehouse 802-846-7622. QUEEN SIZE Bed, dressers, nightstand, and matching mirror. Dark wood laminated. Great shape. $400 (518) 891-5962 SOFA BED with denim cover Free. 518-4937343 TWIN SIZE frame, box spring & mattress. Exceptionally clean. $50. 802-885-2451 TWO SEATER sofa, excellent condition. Brown floral print, was $500, sell for $250. Two throw pillows. Beautiful. 802-287-2374 USED ELECTRIC Hospital Beds. Sold “As Is” in Good Condition. $200.00 per bed. Buyer Pickup Only. (518) 251-2447 WOODEN EARLY American diningroom table w/4 chairs, 2 leaves, Formica top, excellent condition. 518-846-8839

GARAGE SALES ESTATE SALE: Springfield, Sat-9/26, 8-4 rain/shine, 187 Fairground Hts, antiques, books, dishes, craft & sewing materials, 78-records & more. FRIDAY/SATURDAY/Sunday, Sept. 25/26/27, 9am-5pm, 488 Andover Rd, Ludlow (off 100 South). Antiques, household items, woodworking tools, washer, dryer, freezer. MULTI-FAMILY Yard Sale, Friday, Sept. 25 & Saturday, Sept 26, 9am to 3pm. 1 Juniper Hill Road (Pedden Acres). Bunk beds, table, chairs, baby clothes/furniture, picture frames, toys, household items, much more. Proceeds to benefit Kenyan orphans. SATURDAY, SEPT. 26th, 9am-2pm. Old, new & in between. 2495 Hapgood Pond Rd. in Peru, Vt. WE’RE helping our family clear out a house. Weather permitting Saturday, Sept. 26th, 8am-4pm, 142 Union St., Springfield, VT. It’s definitely worth checking out. A bit of everything reasonably priced!

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GUNS/AMMO 30-30 Model 94 Winchester $250.00. 518623-3407 MODEL 742 Remington 280 Caliber, 4 boxes ammo, excellent shape $498.00. 518-5467221 REMINGTON 1100LT 20ga with 2 barrels, never fired, $450.00. Call 802-482-3194

HORSES/ACCESS. RIDERS INT. Clothing turn-out horse blanket, 80/82, Green, used, Free, 518-351-5011 leave msg

LAWN & GARDEN LAWN SWEEPER like new, 1yr. old, used 3 times, new $269 sell for $150 firm. After 8pm 518-643-2651 YARDMAN (MOWER) for parts, 14.5 Kohler engine, runs great, asking $200 neg., Rob 518-576-9045

MUSIC APPROX. 200 LP albums, jazz and big band. In original jackets. $200 OBO. (518) 3592876

30 - THE MESSENGER 27 GAL., Hexagon fish tank $100.00. 518563-3716 leave message.

MUSIC CLARINET, FLUTE, VIOLIN TRUMPET, Trombone, Amplifier, Fender Guitar, $69. each. Cello, Upright Bass, Saxophone, French Horn, Drums $185. each. Tuba, Baritone Horn, Hammond Organ, Others 4 sale. 1-516-377-7907. SONY CAROUSEL CD player (5 Disc tray) in ex. cond. needs system to connect to bought new $250. A steal at $30. Call 518-563-6900


BEAUTIFUL FAMILY Raised AKC Chocolate, Yellow, & Black Lab puppies, 1st shots, $400. 518-529-0165 or 315-244-3855 BOSTON TERRIER puppies. Male & female available. Mostly trained. $500. Taking deposits. Ready Sept. 16th. 603-352-1082 ask for Gail. ENGLISH SPRINGER spaniel 18mth old female for sale. $100.00 call 518-546-9918 or 518-570-1022 (518) 546-9918 FREE TO A good home Lab Akita mix great with kids, 5 yrs. old, 518-546-7009.

FREE KITTENS. 3 gray, 2 black & white, some double paws. Ready to go. Mother also needs home. Relocating. Mother is 6, timid, but great cat for an older cat. Call Pat Crawford 802-885-4610. JACK RUSSELL Terriers, smoothies, shots & dewormed. $350 each. 802-886-2624. LARGE PET-Mate Dog for Large Dog, New unused. $55.00 518-523-3144 STRAIN FAMILY HORSE FARM: 50 horses and ponies to sell. We buy horses, take trade-ins, 2-week exchange guarantee. Supplying horses to the East Coast., 860-6533275

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Subsidised Housing for the Elderly at Evergreen Heights A wonderful location in Springfield VT. Newly renovated 2 bedroom 11/2 bath, washer & dryer hook up. Model unit ready for showing. For more information please call Emile Legere Management 603-352-9105 60118

2 CANNON ELECTRIC DOWNRIGGERS, 2 BIG JON ELECTRIC DOWNRIGGERS, SHORT BOOMS, $300 PAIR. (518) 8345223 OR 518-828-4522 CUSTOM-MADE Western boots, size 10.5D, French calfskin tops, cowhide foot. Excellent condition. $150. 518-534-4539 LUNE WOLF climbing sticks & extensions for a tree stand $100. 802-434-3107

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30 bed skilled / intermediate care facility. Child care available weekdays. Call Margaret or Audra: 802.463.3487 or apply directly. 60389

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The Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission,

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HELP WANTED/LOCAL ASTA’S in Jamaica Kitchen & restaurant experienced help. Apply in person Tuesday’s or Thursdays or call for appointment 802-874-8000.

in conjunction with Local Emergency Planning Committee 3, is sponsoring a

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APARTMENT FOR RENT BELLOWS FALLS, VT. 2 bdrm, newly remodeled. Includes heat, electric, plowing, trash, parking. $1,250/mo. Pictures & info 802-463-1954 BELLOWS FALLS, VT. One-room efficiency, small but cute. $525/mo. includes heat, electric, garbage & snow removal. No smoking/no pets. Security & references required. 802-463-4502. BELLOWS FALLS, VT. Unfurnished, 2nd floor, 1/2 tank free oil, easy access to Rt. 12 and I-91. $600 plus util. $300 dep. Work, personal and present landlord for references. 802-463-9282, call 5-8 p.m. CHESTER, VT. Exquisite 1 bdrm, large LR, DR & plenty of closet space. Heat, HW & trash removal incl. $760/mo. 802-885-6292. CHESTER, VT. Furnished room, private bath/entrance, utilities. $135/week, one month minimum. 802-875-6978 or 802-5796978. CHESTER, VT. Just painted, 500 sq. ft. 1 bdrm, large LR, eat-in kitchen. Heat, trash included. Free storage. $690/mo. Call Neil 802-885-6292. CHESTER, VT. New 1 bdrm apts. $725/$775/mo. Includes HT/HW/parking/plowing. Deck over river. 802-869-2400. www.rootspropertymanagement. FOR RENT: Middlebury 2-3 bedroom apartment. Utilities included (not cable, Net). Spacious sunning deck. Near schools, shops, furnishings, off-street parking. 45 Court St. $1,100 month. Call 802-388-1000. LUDLOW, VT. 1 bdrm apt. $660/mo. Ref. & sec. required. Call Dan 802-885-4345. LUDLOW, VT. 2 bdrm. townhouse w/WD hook-up. New windows. No pets. 1st, last & sec. $675. Utilities not included. 802-8752915. LUDLOW, VT. 2 bedroom apt., unfurnished, washer/dryer, dishwasher. 1st/last & sec. Ref. required. $800/mo. + electric, includes heat. Call 802-228-7664. LUDLOW, VT. Pleasant Street. Upstairs, 1 bedroom, 4-room apt. Appliances, carpeting, on shuttle route. 802-228-5720. MT. HOLLY. Furnished room in quiet, country location. All included. $125/wk. Call Mark 802-259-2549. 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. ROCKINGHAM, VT. New renovated 2 bdrm, heat, trash & snow removal included. No smoking/pets. $850/mo. 802-463-3018. SOUTH LONDONDERRY, VT. 2 bdrm, 2 bath, on organic farm. DW, fireplace, newly renovated/insulated. No smoking/no pets. $900 + utilities. 802-824-4658. SPRINGFIELD, VT. 1 & 2 BDRM APARTMENTS. NO SMOKING, NO PETS. NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. CALL 802558-5731. SPRINGFIELD, VT. 1 bdrm $635, 1 bdrm $660, 3 bdrm $1,000. Furnished room w/electric & cable $425. All includes HT/HW/trash/parking. 802-885-1131.

workshop on preparedness and compliance on Extremely Hazardous Substances.

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.

The workshop will include the following: · Definition of Extremely Hazardous Substance · Definition of Extremely Hazardous Substance Facilities · Community and First Responder Responsibilities · What to do in case of an emergency spill · Local and State Resources 60298

Place: Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission, Ascutney Professional Office Building, Route 5, 38 Ascutney Park Road.

SPRINGFIELD, VT. 3 bdrm, $775 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. 3 bdrm, W/D hook-up. $975/mo. HT & HW included. 802-885-5836


Date: September 29, 2009

For Lease: 60’x14’ Trailer equipped with water, electricity, and septic, on a 2 Acre Lot with pond. Two miles from Chester Village in rural, quiet area. Ideal for retirees. Available for long term lease. Rent is negotiable. Verifiable references are required. Call office hours 212.757.9433


Time: 7:00PM Please call (802) 674-9201 ext. 113 if you have any questions and to confirm attendance. Refreshments will be provided.

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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. Efficiency & 1 bdrm. apts. available. Sec. & ref. required. Call Dan 802-885-4345. SPRINGFIELD, VT. Huge, 1 bdrm, large LR, DR, eat-in kitchen. HT/HW/trash included. $700/mo. Call Neil 802-885-6292. 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. Quiet, clean studio/1 bdr apts. Incl. heat/HW, no pets/smoking. Rent weekly or monthly. Sec./ref. required. 800283-8072.

COMMERCIAL RENTAL SOUTH LONDONDERRY, VT. 3 office spaces. Heat, elec., offstreet parking & snow rem. included. 105/sq.ft. $100/mo., 170/sq.ft. $250/mo., 289/sq.ft. $350/mo. 802-2972007. Customer Satisfaction is our trademark and our reputation.

COMMERCIAL RENTAL SOUTH LONDONDERRY, VT. Prime 1st floor office. Heat, AC, elec. & off-street parking included. High-speed internet avail. 1/2 bath & kitchenette space. $750/mo. 802-2972007.

HOME FOR RENT ANDOVER, VT. 2BR home. Lg. kitchen, fireplace, tiled bath, granite. 2-car garage. Includes W/D, lawn care, snow removal. Also available newly built lg. 2-story barn/workshop. House $950. Barn/workshop $500. 802-591-0328. CHESTER, VT. 1 bedroom, ground level, rural setting. WD, garage. Spacious yard. $700 includes HT/electric/satellite TV. 203875-2287 after 5pm. LONDONDERRY, VT. 2 bdrm, no pets/no smoking. $700/mo. 802-875-3902. LUDLOW VILLAGE, VT. 3 bedroom house, private, WD. References & security deposit. 860-460-4005 or 860-536-1037. MOUNT HOLLY 3 bd, 1 bath house, includes lights. $900/mo. 1st, last, security. Some pets welcome; 4 bd house, 2-1/2 baths, lights included, some pets welcome. 1st, last security, $1200/mo. Call Charity or Fran 802-2592214. NORTH SPRINGFIELD, VT. 1 bdrm with loft. Private, on brook. $755/mo. heat included. Pets negotiable. 1st & last required to move in. 802-376-7363. READING VILLAGE, VT. Private home on Rte. 106. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 2-car garage, unfurnished, WD hookup. $1,200/mo. Ref., 1st, last & sec. 802-2752078 SPRINGFIELD, VT. 2-3 bdrm ranch, garage, yard. $1,000/mo. plus utilities. Ref., sec. & dep. required. 802-885-2358.

CHESTER, VT. 1 bdrm, bright, sunny, charming kitchen. Trash/snow rem. included. No smoking/no pets. $700/mo. 917-7541851.

BOAT, CANOE & ATV Winter Storage. ATV’s & Canoe’s inside storage $50 for the Season; Boats inside storage $20 per ft., outside storage $10 a ft. Contact 518-597-4516.

CHESTER, VT. 4 bdrm, bright, sunny. Good size rooms. New kitchen. Trash/snow rem. included. No smoking/no pets. $1,250/mo. 917-754-1851.

CANOE OLD Town 16’ Red, Discovery model 169, excellent condition, $399. Call 518-623-5063

VACATION/ RECREATIONAL RENTALS FALL GETAWAYS: Kennebunkport, Maine. Walk to beach. Midweek 2-3 nights for 2 from $99 - $199 per package. Cottage efficiencies. Shorelands Guest Resort., 1-800-99-BEACH HALLOWEEN MURDER MYSTERY WEEKEND!! On October 23-25, 2009. At the Georgian Resort, Lake George, NY., call 1-877-866-2769. ST. PETERSBURG, Florida. 1 bedroom condo near beaches, malls, golf and VA hospital. Seasonal or yearly. Reasonable. Call Don 802-259-2763.

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SPRINGFIELD, VT. Adorable 2-story house for rent. Porch with nice views. Great parking. Fresh paint and new kitchen floor. Kitchen w/small pantry, appliances. 2nd floor 1 large bedroom or 2 small. 1st, sec., ref. required. 802-869-3386 leave message.

4 185-70-14 Snow Tires, Hancook, like new, 2000 miles on them, $150.00. 518-546-7434


4 SNOW TIRES, Nordman-2, 215/70 R15 radial, unmounted, used one season. $136. (802) 425-3377

NEW UNUSED Anderson double casement window, brown vinyl clad wood, Rough opening 53”X72” ( #CXW 145-2) $300, 518-6449865 or 516-437-2495

4 STUDDED Hakkapeliitta 17” snow tires. Fits 05’ Subaru Outback & newer. 1 season’s wear. New $800+, asking $400. 802-2635104.


FIBER GLASS Tono cover for truck bed, 6.5 ft long, taken off Toyota Tacoma, $150 O.B.O. 518-547-8464

CROWN POINT New York Mobile home out in the country, $525/mo., References, deposit & last month required. 518-597-3935

FREE - FOUR tires with good tread left. Goodyear Wrangler SR-A, P265/60R18. LongLake 518-624-6690 (518) 624-6690

FOR RENT Crown Point, New York 3 bedroom trailer, private back lot, $625/mo., references, deposit & last month required. 518597-3935

TRUCK CAP, 8 foot box, excellent condition, w/ boat rack & sliding windows, $300 OBO. 518-327-3402.

MOBILE HOME FOR SALE 2 BDRM ranch style expanded mobile home. Rt. 11 West Chester. Eat-in kitchen, large dining, living, entry/utility rooms. Double-sink bath. WD hookup. Abundant closet/cabinet space. Storage area and deck. Very nice condition inside and out. Large yard, quiet & sunny setting. Includes snow plowing, yard care, stove, refrigerator & satellite TV. No pets. Application, lease, 1st & sec. required. $750/mo. Call Jerry 802-875-2801.


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MAINE WATERFRONT BARGAIN. 569’ Waterfront. 10+/- acres. Was $154,900. Now only $89,900. End of summer blowout. Over 569’ stream frontage in country setting. Power, good road frontage and subdividable. Best owner financing terms in town. L & S Realty, 207-781-3294.


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KAYAK SPRAY skirt, for Kayak Cockpit measuring 21 1/2” wide X 40” long, brand new, never used, tags still on. New $50. Asking $40 Call 518-873-2424

CARS FOR SALE $500! POLICE Impounds for Sale! Cars, Trucks, SUVs’ from $500! Hondas, Chevys, Jeeps, Toyotas And More! For Listings 800489-1981


Leather Interior, Fully Loaded, 14,000 Miles


Sale 19,995



Fully Loaded, 6 Cyl.


Sale 18,995

2006 CHEVY 1500 4X4

1963 MERC. Benz 220S 4-speed auto., 83,456 orig. miles, 4-D sedan, orig. inside & out. Only rust on this car is just over & behind top of headlights. Asking $2,900. 802-4639443 1985 JEEP Laredo 304 V-8 engine, 4-speed shift w/6” lift set for trail riding. $3,900. Please call office hours 212-757-9433. 1993 HONDA Civic, runs great, auto, approx. 200K miles,38+ mpg service up to date, BB value $1500 OBO. 518-494-3872


Auto, 4x4, Heated & Cooled Leather Seats, Navigation System, DVD, Fully Loaded

Sale 36,995

$ 8’ Box, V8, Auto, AC, 36,000 Miles


Sale 14,995

2005 FORD F350

1993 NISSAN pathfinder runs great, new tires $500 or best offer call 518-321-5474 1996 SUBARU Legacy, hatch, w/leather interior, many new parts, needs brake line, runs awesome, $1200 neg. NADA 2.600to 3.200. Rob 518-576-9045 2003 JEEP Liberty, 6 cyl., auto. 80,500 miles, silver w/black interior. New tires. $7,950. Aug. VT inspection. Call 802-3769446. 2006 JEEP Grand Cherokee Laredo. 42,500 miles. Silver w/gray interior. New tires, mint. Oil/filter change every 3,000 miles. $14,000/OBO. 802-297-3631.


Auto, Air, Tilt, Cruise, Power Drivers Seat, Power Windows & Locks

Sale 10,500

$ V8, Auto, AC, Aluminum Body


Sale 11,995

2001 FORD F350 V10 4X4

WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLES KAWASAKI,1970-1980, Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000, H2-750, H1-500, S1-250, S2-250, S2-350, S3-400. CASH PAID. 1-800-7721142. 1-310-721-0726.

FARM EQUIPMENT 2000 KIOTI LK3054 Tractor set-up for forestry work. Ex. condition w/low hours. Asking $7,900. Call Donald 802-463-4909. Leave message. 84 MASSEY MODEL 1105, 3500 hrs., runs excellent, recently serviced, 18.4 x 38 rear tires w/chains, industrial loader w/8’ bucket, yr. round cab, new paint $9000. 518-5230120 FORD MODEL 1720 Diesel Tractor. 4Wdrive, 3 point hitch, 1004 hrs, hydrostat transmission, cab heater, power steering, new battery, 7’ Fisher plow, Ford grader blade-turf tires, chains, like new. Asking $10,900/OBRO. 802-463-9443.


4 Cyl, 5 Speed, AC, Excellent Condition

Sale 10,995

$ Dump Body with Plow

Sale 12,995

BENSON’S CHEVROLET, INC. Main Street, Ludlow, VT 05149



NH 258 Rake with Dolly wheels $2850; NH 256 $1400; NH 256 $1850 with dolly wheels; JD 310 R Baler $3050; Bush Hogs $300 up. 518-639-5353.





1995 FLEETWOOD pop-up, reasonably good condition w/roof rack. $1,500/OBO. Trades. 802-885-3041 leave message.

1989 SKI-Doo Safari, runs great, electric start, new battery, good condition, no papers. $475.00 OBO. 518-858-7930

1997 AMERICAN Star Fifth Wheel, 33 WRKD/Slide, tub/shower, 17’ awning, ladder, power jacks, spare tire, rear hitch, no smoke, excellent condition. $12,000 518-494-7801.


1988 FORD F350 crewcab, dually-platform stake body. 7.3 diesel, only 39K, standard 5speed, recently painted, like new. $4,900. 802-463-9443.

2002 KAWI Drifter custom, one of a kind, 15K invested, 1500 CC, asking $8K OBO, many extras, to many to list. Call for info 518576-9045 Rob. 2003 HARLEY Davidson, Anniversary Edition low rider, 30K miles, manufacturers warranty until 2010, to many extras to list, $9000 518-623-4565 2005 HONDA VTX1300R, 10,000 miles, too many extras to list, excellent condition. $7,500. 802-885-3170.

DONATE YOUR CARÖTo The Cancer Fund of America. Help Those Suffering With Cancer Today. Free Towing and Tax Deductible. 1-800-835-9372

94 DODGE Dakota, 4 new tires, needs trany work, $450.00 very little rust. 518-359-2814

2001 40’ Diesel Motorhome, tag axle, 2 slides, 380hp, 23,000 miles, many extras, diesel generator. Can be seen in Elizabethtown. 518-873-9272

JOB HUNTING? Find the job of your dreams right here in the Help wanted listings of our Classifieds- you’ll be glad you did!

~ Integrity on the Move ~

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Regional Chamber of Commerce

1982 WELLCRAFT 20’ Cuddy, 270HP Merc Cruiser, excellent condition, well maintained, full canvas, Bimini Top, full cover, galvanized trailer, Sacrifice @ $3500 Firm. 518-5857630


1986 18’ VIP bow rider & Force 125HP outboard motor. Well maintained, ready to water ski. Trailer included. $1,200. (518) 4944398. 1990 YAMAHA Wave Runner III Mechanic’s Special. Idles rough, needs carb work. Adirondack, $300.00 (631)-463-8843





Sept. 23 - Sept. 29, 2009


5.5 acres on Tarbell Hill in Cavendish. Cleared lot with septic design for 3 bdrm home and power on site. $60k. Please call 802-226-8107. GEORGIA LAND Incredible investment, 1 acre to 20 acres Starting @ $3750/acre. Washington County. Low taxes, beautiful weather. Seller financing w/easy terms from $179/mo. County approved. 706-364-4200

RENTAL WANTED 3 ADULTS with pets looking for a reasonable place to rent or rent to own. Good references. 802-738-5521.




4x4, Auto

AWD, 5 Speed





RENTALS HISTORIC BUILDINGS downtown Springfield, VT. 2, 3 bdrms, 2, 1 bdrm, 1 furnished 2 bdrm. All fully restored, new appliances. 2 business spaces also available. 550 sq. ft. & 350 sq. ft. Sec. dep., ref. & credit check req. Call John 802-875-5119. TOWNSHEND, VT. Sunny, 1.5 bdrm, elec. included. $550/mo. 802-869-1960.



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