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October 20, 2016 • The Essex Reporter •1


OctOber 20, 2016

Vol. 36, No. 42

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House contenders share views at forum By COLIN FLANDERS


ssex voters received one final look at their nine House hopefuls during Channel 17’s candidate forums last week, sharing views on topics ranging from Vermont’s healthcare future to last year’s polarizing debate over marijuana legalization. Town residents in District 8-1 will vote in the gym at Essex Middle School


gym, while residents in District 8-3, the shared district with Westford, will vote across the hall. Village residents in District 8-2 will vote at Essex High School. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The following is a look at some of their exchanges. See FORUM, page 11

Left: V. Chase and Betsy Dunn discuss policies at last week's Channel 17 candidate forum.

GROWING PAINS Providers struggle with state’s new childcare regs


L Photo by JASON STARR Essex Fire Chief Charles Cole shows off the department’s fire truck during an open house last Saturday.

Essex Fire Dept. receives $180K federal grant By JASON STARR Essex firefighters can breathe easier thanks to a federal grant funding the purchase of 27 new selfcontained breathing apparatus units. The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently awarded $180,000 to the department to replace its exist-

ing SCBA units, which are reaching the end of their 15-year life, fire Chief Charles Cole said. The units are bottles of compressed air that firefighters wear on their backs when entering a burning structure. The town is pitching in $32,000 from its capital equipment fund to augment the grant and fully fund the See GRANT, page 2

Car break-in, pursuit leads to arrest in Essex Jct. By ABBY LEDOUX Essex police arrested a Winooski man Sunday night after he broke into a car and fled upon officers’ arrival. Police responded to a call of an ongoing car break-in on Gentes Road at 11 p.m. to find the sus-

pect, Michael C. Francis, 30, fleeing the scene in a silver sedan, a press release said. Francis abandoned the vehicle near Paya’s Auto on Colchester Road and ran into the woods, pursued by officers who apprehended him after a See FRANCIS, page 3

orrie Ploof has big plans for the playroom in her Essex homebased childcare program. The “Curious George” theme was fun for a while, she said, but the four kiddos in her care far prefer pirates now. During naptime, Ploof walked through the bottom floor of her splitlevel. Across from a miniature ball pit was a wooden climbing structure, transformed into a massive ship with a little imagination. She planned to pick out paint samples that weekend. “You’re always doing this job. It never stops,” she said with a sigh. “I love it, but I think now that there’s more pressure on everything, it burns you out.” A caregiver for 15 years, Ploof holds multiple accreditations, but she’s become financially and mentally overwhelmed by new regulations from the state’s Child Development Division for home-based providers like herself – and she knows she’s not alone. See CHILDCARE, page 4

Photo by MICHAELA HALNON Right: Essex home-based childcare provider Lorrie Ploof purchased bark mulch for her playground last weekend in order to comply with a new state regulation.

Developer offers 160 acres to expand Indian Brook Park By JASON STARR

Photo by JASON STARR The town-owned acreage around Indian Brook reservoir could expand by 160 acres if a residential subdivision clears Act 250.

Indian Brook Park is poised to grow by 160 acres if the Vermont Natural Resources Board approves a nine-lot residential subdivision on Indian Brook Road. Property owner James

Unsworth is offering the land, which is adjacent to the existing park, to the town of Essex to overcome the board’s concerns with the subdivision’s effect on prime agricultural soils. The Essex Planning Commission approved the subdivision See INDIAN BROOK, page 3

Let’s talk about sexual safety Justice center helps parents talk to kids



panel discussion last week to help parents talk to their kids about sexual safety was light on attendees but heavy in conversation. Held in the Albert D. Lawton school cafeteria, the panel was organized in response to concerns parents aired at an August forum addressing the release of Sean Guillette, a convicted sex offender. After serving 17 years for multiple convictions of lewd and las-

civious conduct with a child in 1999, Guillette was released from Northwest State Correctional Facility on August 2. The now 51-year-old man now resides in Essex. Toward the end of the August meeting, which attracted around 70 community members, village resident Tina Bleau expressed her hopes for further discussion on how parents can talk to children about taking care of their bodies. Bleau, a psychologist who specializes in trauma, was one of three panelists last Wednesday who

shared her professional insights with the four attendees, all mothers. Panelists Tammy Leombruno, a specialized clinician in assessing and treating sexual abuse, and Kate Rohdenburg, the program director at WISE, an organization aimed at ending gender-based violence, also filled in the small circle discussion. HopeWorks' Fredrika VeluntiHoffmann and Student Resource Officer Kurt Miglinas of Essex Police also provided input on the panel, which focused on starting a conversation without scaring children. See SAFETY, page 2

Photo by KAYLEE SULLIVAN Panelist Tammy Leombruno talks to parents during during last Wednesday's discussion on how to warn kids about sexual safety.

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“When it comes to our young kids, we’re with them more. But how can we arm our older kids with the tools they need?” asked Leombruno, noting teenagers are often without parent supervision during neighborhood walks with friends or at high school gatherings. “We talk to them, we break it down for them.” Bleau added the earlier a parent starts the conversation, the better off a child’s understanding is in the long run. Being sensitive to a child’s developmental stages is crucial, Bleau said, and as a child ages and matures, the language a parent uses should parallel with the child’s development. A theme of staying ahead of children’s curiosity overarched the night’s 90-minute session. Karen Dolan, mother of two 6- and 7-year old girls, said she talks with her kids about sexual information but sometimes worries she’s too open. “They know what a penis is; they know what a vagina is,” Dolan said, adding she showed her daughter an anatomical picture of a penis before the girl’s curiosity took over and possibly led to an unsupervised internet search. “We don’t want pornography to be our sex educators,” Leombruno said, assuring Dolan it’s good to be honest with kids. With the internet, video games and music permeating kids’ social culture, Rohdenburg said when a promiscuous song comes on in the car, it’s a perfect opportunity for dialogue with children about consent and coercion. Recent remarks from GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump saying he’s attempted to sexually advance on women without their consent is another good talking point, said Jill Evans, director of the Essex Community Justice Center, who organized the night’s panel. The panelists agreed bringing up topics on car rides with kids is a good technique since it allows parents to check in, remind their children of safety habits and then move on once reaching their destination. The group also discussed how chil-

Photo by JASON STARR Two-year-old Noah Heffernan takes the driver’s seat in an Essex fire truck during last Saturday’s open house. The department recently received a $180,000 federal grant.

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Photo by KAYLEE SULLIVAN Tina Bleau shares her personal insights as a mother and trauma psychologist.

dren typically see all adults as trustworthy, and it’s difficult to break the notion that all people are “good.” Telling kids that “nice adults” don’t equal “safe adults” is important, said the panelists, along with helping them develop inner and outer circles of trust. Rohdenburg noted parents should help kids identify when they do and don’t feel comfortable. Starting the conversation about privacy and boundaries is critical, Bleau said, since it’s confusing for kids to learn that touch isn’t always good nor always bad. Two of the three panelists were moms themselves and shared stories of experiences with their own children. Evans and other attendees were surprised by the low turnout, which contrasted with the sizable crowd of concerned citizens at the August meeting. Attendees expressed their thanks for the panelists’ time but were disappointed more people didn’t benefit from it. “It’s good to be ahead of these issues, and it’s helpful to have a conversation about it,” Dolan said. “It’s important to get in front of fear and to hear different folks, with different perspectives because everyone’s different.”


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$212,000 purchase. The department was one of 15 Vermont fire and ambulance services receiving a total of $1.9 million in grant funds. The Underhill-Jericho Fire Department, which helps protect Essex under a mutual aid agreement, received the richest award at $228,262. Underhill-Jericho Fire Capt. Harry Schoppmann said his department will also use the grant to replace SCBA units, calling them “our most important piece of equipment.” “Our firefighters and EMS personnel play an invaluable role in our communities, and we are pleased to be able to help provide the resources they need,” Vermont’s Congres-

sional delegation — Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch — said in a joint press release. The grants are awarded annually after a competitive application process. A second grant request from Essex Fire was denied, Cole said. That request was for help funding a new ladder truck, a necessary addition to the department’s fleet, Cole said, in light of some of the four-plusstory buildings being built in Essex Jct. and along the Susie Wilson Road corridor. The town’s only ladder truck is co-owned by the Essex and Essex Jct. fire departments and housed in the village. “With all the multi-

story buildings being built and proposed, there is a need for another aerial truck in the community,” Cole said. The Essex Fire Department does have two new fire trucks on order to upgrade its existing fleet. One of the upgrades is replacing a 1999 International tanker truck with a larger Pierce truck that can carry 4,000 gallons of water. The truck will enable the department to better serve rural areas of town without access to fire hydrants. The other is replacing a 2008 KME fire truck with a higher quality Pierce truck. The KME has been plagued with mechanical and exterior problems, Cole said.

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brief struggle, the release said. Francis was tased during the arrest and transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center for evaluation, police said, and then to the Chittenden County Correctional Center for an arrest warrant for an unrelated domestic assault charge. Police said more charges against Francis are pending for this incident. Colchester and Milton police assisted Essex with the arrest.

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last year. Unsworth hoped to keep the subdivision small enough to avoid land use review by the board under Act 250. “We are not developers,” he said. “This is the first time we’ve done anything like this … This was land we were sitting on and paying taxes on. Something had to happen with it.” Unsworth said his grandfather acquired the parcel 50 years ago. It has been used for hunting, cattle grazing and snowmobiling, among other passive recreation uses. “We’ve never posted the land. It’s always been open for people to use it,” said Unsworth, whose Unsworth Properties is based in Essex Jct. and whose father, Stephen, practices law in town. The nine lots range in size from two to 12 acres. Unsworth has fielded offers on the lots since before the town’s approval. But the Act 250 process has put the development about two

years behind schedule, he said. The Natural Resources Board denied Unsworth’s original application. In response, Unsworth reconfigured the lot layout to reduce the impact on prime ag soils and offered to convey the 160 acres to the town. “We believe this is a unique opportunity for the town,” Unsworth wrote in an August letter to the selectboard. “Indian Brook is an established park with a great number of residents already visiting. Expanding the trail system for walking, biking, horseback riding and other non-motorized activities would benefit the community for many years to come.” Essex planner Greg Duggan recommended accepting the parcel in a memo to the selectboard last Monday. Duggan said the only downside to town ownership is lost property tax revenue, but that would be offset by new homes enabled by the subdivision. Photo by JASON STARR

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“It’s frustrating, it’s stressful [and] I’m seeing it’s never stopping,” Ploof said. “It’s a hard job, and you don’t make what you work for.” Published in a thick packet, the regulations set new requirements for health and safety, provider qualifications and curriculum, among others. The updated rules officially went into effect last month, though the state says providers have until September 2017 to comply. It’s the first time statewide regulations were updated for center and homebased programs since 2001 and 1996, respectively. For the latter, the nearly 100-page document is a far cry from its 20-year-old predecessor. The old document devoted little more than a line to program cleanliness, according to CDD Deputy Commissioner Reeva Murphy. Now, terms for bleaching toys, sweeping and mopping, sanitizing doorknobs and more are explicitly defined. “We did work very hard to use clear numbering [and] plain language,” Murphy said. “Clarity takes more words.” But many updates aren’t just lengthier – they require providers to pony up some cash. It’s an extra resource Ploof said she just doesn’t have. Now, cushioning material like woodchips, mulch or rubber is required around all play equipment – think: swings, slides and climbing equipment – that are more than 30 inches tall. Ploof spent $200 on mulch just last weekend after negotiating a deal with a local tree service. She chose the cheapest material available and is slowly picking out the extra debris mixed in. The state has secured some funding, like for professional development and water testing, but more general funds are hard to come by. “We just don’t have the money right now for small flexible grants for something like cushioning,” Murphy said. Plus, Murphy doesn’t consider this cost necessary. In fact, the cushioning

Photo by MICHAELA HALNON Essex home-based childcare provider Lorrie Ploof builds Legos with a child in her care.

material rule was entirely left off the state’s cost analysis because climbing structures are optional. But Ploof said eliminating her swing set would punish the kids. They spend hours climbing and sliding outdoors. To make up the difference, Ploof feels forced to raise her weekly rates – a change she knows her families will have trouble stomaching. “The price I charge right now works for them,” Ploof said. But as it stands, she said she’s barely breaking even each week. Janet McLaughlin is executive director of Vermont Birth to Five, a program that trains and mentors early childhood professionals across the state. The reactions she’s heard from home-based providers run the full spectrum. “This is a huge jump after almost 20 years without updates,” McLaughlin said. “There are providers who have been

operating under the same set of guidelines for their entire career.”

A looming epidemic Children have run through Merry Ann Gilbert’s Milton home-based program for more than 28 years. “It’s like their home,” she said. “It’s a cozy little place that’s their own.” But after nearly three decades of childcare, Gilbert said she’s unsure what her next move will be. Gilbert made it through one-quarter of the rulebook before shutting it in frustration. “There are things they’re asking us to do that just don’t make sense for one person,” she said. “What are we going to do? We throw up our hands.” Gilbert estimates she’ll have to spend between $7,000 and $10,000 to get into compliance. But that’s not giving her the most trouble.

Regulations require increased documentation of pick-up and drop-off times, the time and manner of evacuation drills and any accidents or injuries, among other things. Gilbert said with eight children, this could add at least two hours to her day. “[Providers are] already working 10 hours. It’s nuts to expect them to work more than that,” she said. “[But] if they’re really going to stay in compliance, they’ll have to.” In neighboring Colchester, Trisha DiFonzo has a running checklist of new regulations to tackle on her days off. Closing, she said, is not an option. “There’s going to be changes [and] different things that you need to do that you might not necessarily like,” DiFonzo said. “But you do it, because it brings your paycheck and pays your bills.” Ploof, DiFonzo and Gilbert all said See CHILDCARE, page 14

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opinion & community letters to the editor Farmers’ market thanks you With the seventh outdoor season now behind us, the Five Corners’ Farmers’ Market wishes to thank many people and organizations that made this year’s market possible. On the most fundamental level, we thank our customers and our vendors, many of whom have shared a mutual fondness of our market for years. We especially thank Humble Rain Farm, Home Farm, Pangea Farm, Sugartree Maple Farm, SnugValley Farm and Burelli Farm for being the “farmer” in our market, and for their commitment to our market, in particular. For our market location, tables, lawn, water, trash, office and administrative support, we thank neighbors Dave Barra, Atty, Murray’s Tavern, Fairpoint and the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife, Essex Jct. Public Works, the Village of Essex Jct. and Essex CHIPS. We thank this year’s Power of Produce sponsors: The Essex Agency, Northfield Savings Bank and The Rotary Club of Essex, for their support of our youth education and engagement program which involved, on average, more than 25 area children each market. We also thank this year’s Friends of the Market for their financial support. The Five Corners’ Farmers Market has a hard-working board of directors, without whom this market would not happen. Thanks to our board of directors including Lori Houghton, Toni Morgan, Theresa Fletcher, Amy Yandow and Diana Orr with extra special thanks to Jaye O’Connell and Bridget Meyer. And a huge thanks to youth market aides and set-up volunteers Lily O’Connell, Olivia Miller-Johnson and Louden Yandow. As the cold air settles in and we shift from fresh green salads to hearty winter soups, please remember the Five Corners Farmers’ Market will be indoors at Essex Jct. Recreation & Parks offices, one day only on November 12, just in time to get your Thanksgiving supplies and some gifts for the imminent holiday season. Lastly, thank you for the great community we have here in Essex and for sustaining our gem of a farmers’ market one more year. Julie Miller-Johnson Market manager

Plageman has integrity to serve village In a self-serving way, I like to think of myself as a reasonably well-informed citizen. But I must admit I do not take the time to thoroughly explore very many issues of public policy. My neighbor Mike Plageman is different; he really digs in and educates himself on issues to a degree far greater than I. This characterizes Mike’s approach since his early years on the town planning commission, and through subsequent years on the town zoning board of adjustment, police facility committee, Essex–Essex Jct. Joint Wastewater Committee, Essex Economic Development Committee and as an Essex selectman. Mike’s level of engagement and experience gives me confidence that if we send him to Montpelier, he will bring broad and deep knowledge of municipal affairs, in addition to being a representative who listens well and to all sides


equally. He will also be a representative who thinks before speaking and who uses well informed judgment before casting a vote. It’s important we chose to send to Montpelier a well-informed and thoughtful individual because there is considerable pressure from the party caucus to vote only as the party leadership suggests, and “suggests” might not be quite the right word. Mike has proven he has the integrity, the backbone, to do the job for the residents of the village. In our state and in our village, we are fortunate to have choices among good and decent people seeking public office. In business as well as with public affairs, Mike Plageman distinguishes himself as a person of honesty and truthfulness. I am confident that should he represent us in the legislature, he will not waiver from these traits. Steve Wood Essex Jct.

Clean up day a success The Essex Town Conservation and Trails Committees wish to thank all of those who attended the 3rd Annual Fall Clean-Up Day on Saturday, Sept. 24. Participants enjoyed a beautiful sunny day while getting a ton of work done. One group worked on the trails cleaning leaves out of the swales in advance of the winter. The other group who worked on digging and pulling up the invasive buckthorns managed to eliminate approximately 195 plants. The success of the cleanup day depends on volunteers, and we are grateful to those who took time that afternoon to help maintain and enhance this wonderful town resource. We hope you’ll join us again next spring for another cleanup day. Thank you! Essex Town Conservation and Trails Committees

Votin' for Houghton Lori Houghton is the epitome of whom Essex Jct. can trust to represent us in Montpelier. Lori has an extensive track record of community engagement within Essex Jct. ranging from the creation, and later leading, of the Five Corners Farmers Market as well as Railroad Avenue Recess and Heart and Soul of Essex. As a village trustee, Lori frequently goes out of her way to solicit the opinions of residents and uses these interactions to help inform her decision-making. Most importantly, she does not seek the input from just a small inner circle of friends and neighbors. Beyond her already stellar service to our community, she and her family operate a third-generation family business. The perspectives and experiences she will bring to Montpelier will ensure Vermont remains one of the best places to live and do business all while ensuring the best interests of Essex Jct. residents are at the heart of her voting record. Andrew Brown Essex Jct.

Join me in voting Giambatista As a retired resident of the village, I am excited to support Dylan Giambatista for state representative. I first met Dylan several years ago when I needed assistance from the state treasurer’s of-

fice, where he worked. He immediately responded and addressed my concerns. That’s the kind of customer service I want from our next state rep. Dylan understands the difficulty of living on a fixed income. He knows that Vermont’s demographics are growing older and that we need to make changes to support an economy that balances the needs of younger and retired residents. He is a strong advocate for reforming government so the needs of all our neighbors are met. Dylan has extensive knowledge of the Vermont’s legislative process. He’s worked in the State House and currently serves at the state treasurer’s office. He’s an active community member who goes above and beyond to stay informed. Dylan has the skills and knowledge of our government to make positive changes that will benefit Essex Jct. Dylan will focus on issues and not politics. He is a breath of fresh air in a year when our national politics are punctuated with partisanship. I encourage you to join me in supporting Dylan Giambatista for state representative on November 8. Please vote! Your vote is your voice. See you at the polls. Joan A. Maclay Essex Jct.

Plageman is a thoughtful leader We are excited to support Mike Plageman for the Vermont House on November 8. Essex Jct. has been our home for more than 30 years, and we have been fortunate to raise a family here, make lifelong friends and be a part of this wonderful community. Our friend, Mike Plageman, has served Essex Jct. in a variety of capacities for more than 15 years, dedicating himself for the benefit of all. Mike is currently serving his second term on the selectboard where he acted as the board liaison on the rehab of 81 Main St., working closely with the contractor to ensure an on-time, on budget result. Mike served on the police facility committees as well as the planning commission and zoning board of adjustment. Mike is a thoughtful leader who will listen first and find solutions to move us forward. Mike's service to Essex Jct. stretches back 15 years, and his commitment to our community is unending. We hope you will join us in voting Mike Plageman for the Vermont House on November 8. JoAnn and Jim Van Orden Essex Jct.

A Vote for Plageman is a vote you can trust At a time when the integrity of our public officials is in question and the public’s confidence and trust in government is at an all-time low, the question that needs to be asked is: Has America lost its moral compass, its commitment to integrity and personal accountability? What is happening on a national level is no different than what we are experiencing in Vermont. Although we have some wellintended candidates running for office, there is one candidate I would like to encourage you to consider. Michael Plageman is running for the House to represent Essex in Montpelier, and I would like to ask you to support him. I have known Mike for many years, serving to-

gether in the Essex Rotary and on various Essex government boards and committees through the years. I have been involved with Mike in many of the charitable activities in Rotary, and he has always approached his work with a high degree of professionalism and commitment. In my time as chairman of the Essex Planning Commission, I have found Mike to be thoughtful and conscientious in his decision-making, always keeping the interest of what is best for Essex in mind. Again, we worked together on the Essex Selectboard, and his honest approach to the issues was always welcome. His experience as a successful business person has allowed him to perform his community roles with a high degree of integrity, honesty and forthrightness. He understands the big-picture perspective and how small segments of the issues can have a much larger impact than the narrow view often times portrayed. This is a characteristic that often eludes those serving in government. Mike is one who will stand by what he says. Always open to input, discussion and clarification, he arrives at positions on issues after much study and with clear intent. I have never known Mike to say one thing and then do another, always being true to his word in action. It is for these reasons that I ask you to support and vote for Mike Plageman to represent you in Montpelier. David Rogerson Essex

Plageman is ready to work for Essex Although I am not a village resident, and I am a candidate for the legislature myself, I feel compelled to write this letter advocating the candidacy of Mike Plageman who is running for a seat in the Vermont House of Representatives. Long before I personally knew Mike, I knew of his reputation as a respected businessman, his years of service to his community and the respect people in Essex Jct. have for him. My personal relationship with Mike came when he was elected to the Essex Selectboard while I was serving as chairwoman of the board. I was thoroughly impressed by Mike’s work ethic, his preparedness for meetings, his intelligent questions. His expertise when the Essex Police facility was planned and built and his offering of his experience in construction when the Essex Town Offices were being renovated engendered further respect for Mike from me. In the last two years, I have also known Mike as an advocate in Montpelier as he worked with the House Commerce and Economic Development Committee to help prepare legislation on independent contractors which was approved by a unanimous vote in committee. I often spoke to him when he visited the State House. Mike’s knowledge of the legislative arena will hold him in good stead as he takes his seat in the legislature, ready to start working for the residents of Essex Jct. If you are looking for someone who will hear your issues, work to solve problems and offer outstanding service to the Village of Essex Jct. in Montpelier, vote for Mike Plageman by absentee ballot or on November 8. Rep. Linda Myers Essex Jct.

Vt. Republicans right to drop Trump support By EMERSON LYNN


number of Vermont Republicans, including House Minority Leader Don Turner of Milton, have pulled their support from Donald Trump, the party’s presidential nominee. Their decisions have flummoxed Trump’s state chairman Brady Toensing. “These guys are local politicians – who cares. Why are they weighing in on the presidential race? Either an overinflated sense of self or a slow news cycle. It doesn’t matter,” Mr. Toensing said. As Mr. Trump’s state chairman (and vice chair of the Vermont GOP), perhaps he feels bound to defend the nominee regardless of his transgressions. As he noted, Hillary Clinton isn’t exactly sin-free, and it would be equally fitting for the media to excoriate her as it has Mr. Trump. To Mr. Toensing’s point that local politicians are stepping into an issue above their pay grade, that’s absurd. We do care. Mr. Trump has routinely degraded women and ethnic minorities, and the released recording by The Washington Post of Mr. Trump saying he often used his reality star status to grope women was more than even the most hard-bitten Republicans could tolerate. They can also count. Women are fleeing Mr. Trump in droves. That’s why Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said he would no longer defend the man. That’s why Republican Sen. John McCain dropped his support. And the list mounts. It doesn’t work for them to support a misogynist. So it was hardly a surprise to see Vermont Republicans do the same. In their eyes, it’s a move to save their party. They don’t want the association. They don’t want to be painted with the same brush. They have swallowed his tirades and his prejudices for months. The released recording of his “locker room” banter about women being sexual objects was confirmation he isn’t worthy of their support. To continue to support Mr. Trump is to turn a blind eye to how he treats others not of his ilk. Voters need to know that. So, it’s not an “overinflated sense of self ” for Vermont politicians to disassociate themselves from Mr. Trump. They would prefer not to be in this position. They would rather focus on their own races and not be asked about the latest shock-jock talk about Mr. Trump. He subtracts from the conversations they would prefer to have with their constituents. They rather have a candidate of whom they could be proud. But to remain silent is almost as egregious as outwardly supporting the man. No election is worth the loss of one’s moral compass. That is what Vermont’s Republicans were saying when they disavowed their party’s presidential nominee. They were right. We did need to see that and to hear their reasoning. They, like the rest of us, can hardly wait until this mess is over and Mr. Trump can return to the realtor/reality TV world from whence he came. As a nation, it’s not been one of our better moments. At any level. Vermont Republicans are saying enough. Emerson Lynn is co-publisher of the Reporter.

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Religious Directory

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CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH - 61 Main St., Essex Jct., 878-8341. James Gangwer, pastor. Sunday School: 10 a.m., Worship Service: 11 a.m., Sunday evening worship: 7 p.m., Wednesday evening youth groups, Adult Bible study and prayer: 7 p.m.; FundamentalIndependent. CHRIST MEMORIAL CHURCH - Route 2A, Williston, just north of Industrial Ave. 878-7107. Wes Pastor, senior minister, proclaiming Christ and Him crucified, Sundays: 9:30 a.m., DAYBREAk COMMUnITY CHURCH - 67 Creek Farm Plaza, Colchester. 338-9118. Brent Devenney, lead pastor. Sunday service: 10:30 a.m., AWANA: Thursdays twice a month,; ESSEX ALLIAnCE CHURCH - 37 Old Stage Road, Essex Jct. 878-8213. Sunday services: 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m., ESSEX CEnTER UnITED METHODIST CHURCH - 119 Center Rd (Route 15), Essex. 878-8304. Rev. Mitchell Hay, pastor. Service 10:00 a.m. with Sunday School and childcare provided. We offer a variety of small groups for prayer, Bible study, hands-on ministry, and studying contemporary faith issues. Please join us for worship that combines the best of traditional and contemporary music and spirituality. We are a safe and welcoming space for all people to celebrate, worship, ask questions and plant spiritual roots. FIRST COngREgATIOnAL CHURCH OF ESSEX JUnCTIOn - 1 Church Street, Essex Jct. 878-5745. Rev. Mark Mendes, senior pastor. Sunday Worship Services: 8:30 and 10:15 a.m. Communion: first Sunday of every month. Sunday School: 5th/6th Grade - 1st Sunday of the month, Jr. & Sr. high youth groups - every Sunday. Heavenly Food Pantry: fourth Thursday of the month, 2-6 p.m. except for Nov. & Dec. when it is the third Thursday. Essex Eats Out community dinner: 1st Friday of the month, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Music includes Sanctuary Choir, Praise Band, Junior Choir, Cherub Choir, Handbell Choir, Men’s Acapella & Ladies’ Acapella groups. UCC, an Open and Affirming Congregation, embracing diversity and affirming the dignity and worth of every person, because we are all created by a loving God.; gRACE UnITED METHODIST CHURCH - 130 Maple Street, Essex Jct., 1 mile south of the Five Corners on Maple Street / Route 117. 878-8071. Worship Sundays: 9:30 a.m., with concurrent church school pre-K to high school. Handicapped-accessible facility. Adult study group Sundays: 11:00 a.m; adult choir, praise band, women’s fellowship, missionally active. Korean U.M.C. worship Sundays: 12:30 p.m., come explore what God might be offering you! HOLY FAMILY - ST. LAwREnCE PARISH - 4 Prospect St., Essex Jct., Saturday Vigil: 4:00 p.m, St. Lawrence; Sunday Morning: 8:00 a.m., St. Lawrence; 11 a.m. & 7:30 p.m., Holy Family. For more information visit www. MT. MAnSFIELD UnITARIAn UnIVERSALIST FELLOwSHIP - 195 Vermont Route 15, Jericho, the red barn across from Packard Road. 899-2558. Services are held 9:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Sunday of each month from September through June. Visit www.mmuuf. org. ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH - 4 St. James Place, Essex Jct., off Rt. 2A at the Fairgrounds Gate F. 8784014. Rev. Kim Hardy. Holy Eucharist: 8:15 & 10:30 a.m. Adult study: 9:15 a.m. Visit; ST. PIUS X CHURCH - 20 Jericho Road, Essex. 878-5997. Rev. Charles Ranges, pastor. Masses: Saturday, 4:30 p.m. & Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Confessions: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. or please call 878-5331 for an appointment.

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Boy Scout Troop 624 and Venture Crew 6689 are selling pumpkins at the First Congretional Church to help members attend camps and other program activities throughout the year. See listing for more.

20 ThurSdaY Tree Weaving crafT

3 - 4:30 p.m., Brownell Library. Bridget Meyer will help students create beautiful woven trees. For students in grades 1 and up.

read To archie

3:15 - 4 p.m., Brownell Library. Archie loves to listen to kids read and is certified by Therapy Dogs of Vermont. Archie’s owner is Christine Packard, chair of Brownell Library Trustees. For all ages.

chiPS annual oPen houSe

5 - 7 p.m., 2 Lincoln St. (second floor). Ever wondered what goes on at the teen center? Wondering what CHIPS stands for? Looking to volunteer? Come enjoy light refreshments, a tour of the space, student artwork, meet our staff and learn more about the other programs and initiatives we support across the community.

children’S STorY Time

6 p.m., Rocky’s Pizza, 39 Park St., Essex Jct.. Mother Goose stories and Aesop’s Fables.

chaPin orchard aPPle TaSTing

6 - 7:45 p.m., Essex Free Library. Explore the myriad flavors and varieties that our local orchard has to offer. Cider and donuts provided.

nighTmare vermonT

7 p.m., Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Jct. Live stunt work, splashing blood, unnecessary surgery and more than a few scary clowns will kick off the 10th Halloween season of scaring Vermonters. Tickets: $12 - $15. available at www.nightmarevermont. org.

21 fridaY ChamPLain VaLLEy QuiLTEr’S GuiLd

all ThaT Jazz

9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Jct. This long-standing

autumn tradition will include youth quilts, themed contests, special displays, award ribbons, ongoing demonstrations, several vendors, a raffle quilt and crafts for sale. This is a kid-friendly event. The “hooked in the Mountains” rug show and fiber arts exhibition will be at the same venue; attendees of both shows get an admission discount. $8 for adults and free for children under 12. For more information, visit

all ageS STorY Time

10 - 10:30 a.m., Brownell Library. Come listen to picture book stories and have fun with puppet, finger plays and rhymes. For ages birth to 5.

SongS & STorieS WiTh maTTheW

10 - 10:45 a.m., Brownell Library. Matthew Witten performs songs about our world and tells adventurous tales. Funded by the Friends of Brownell Library. For all ages. 10Th annuaL

vermonT Tech Jam

10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Jct. Vermont’s fastest growing and most innovative companies gather under one roof at this career and tech expo. Learn about exciting new Vermont-made apps, find out about colleges and training programs and meet dozens of local companies that are hiring. Visit to learn more.

muSical STorY Time

10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Essex Free Library. Rock out and read with stories, songs and instruments. All ages.

inTergeneraTional Book diScuSSion: "ShackleTon"

1 - 4 p.m., Brownell Library. Seniors and students will come together over book -related snacks to discuss the Vermont Reads book for 2016, "Shackleton."

vfW Wing nighT

7 p.m., Champlain Valley Expo. (See Thursday, Oct. 20.)

Essex. Join Jacqueline Davies for a story time and craft featuring her new book, "Panda Pants." Every child will receive a free 16 page illustrated booklet filled with fun panda facts (while supplies last). All ages welcome. Visit or call 872-7111 for more information.

familY movie

cheSS cluB

5 - 7 p.m., VFW Post 6689, 73 Pearl St., Essex Jct. The VFW hosts a wing night open to the public. $8 for 10 wings, $5 for 5 wings.

nighTmare vermonT

6:30 - 8:30, Brownell Library. Free popcorn! For all ages.

22 SaTurdaY VT. FrEnCh-Canadian GEnEaLOGiCaL SOCiETy

fall conference

8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., St. John Vianney Church Parish Hall, 160 Hinesburg Rd., South Burlington. Three featured speakers will address the Patriote Rebellion of Quebec, naval campaigns in the Champlain Valley and a Chimney Point settler who was possibly a double spy during the American Revolution. Lunch can be purchased on site and genealogy books will be for sale. Registration is $25 before Oct. 14, $30 after. Visit vtgenlib. org or call 310-9285 for more information.

ChamPLain VaLLEy QuiLTEr’S GuiLd

all ThaT Jazz

9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Jct. (See Friday, Oct. 21.) 10Th annuaL

vermonT Tech Jam

10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Jct. (See Friday, Oct. 21.)

eSSex reScue oPen houSe

10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 1 Educational dr., Essex Jct. The public is invited to visit rescue headquarters for refrehsments and tours of the facility and vehicles, including the brand new ambulance. Free. "Panda PanTS"

STorY Time and crafT

11 a.m., Phoenix Books Essex, 21 Essex Way,

3 - 4 p.m., Brownell Library. Come play with teen chess players and discover new moves. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Kids under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

nighTmare vermonT

6 p.m., Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Jct. (See Thursday, Oct. 20.)

Single adulT acTiviTY

6 p.m., Essex alliance Church Community Center, 37 Old Stage Rd., Essex Jct. a volleyball, game and pizza night for single adults. Suggested donation of $5. To rSVP and for more information, contact Sandy at 989-4081.

23 SundaY ChamPLain VaLLEy QuiLTEr’S GuiLd

all ThaT Jazz

9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Jct. (See Friday, Oct. 21.)

malleTTS BaY congregaTional church reunion

2 p.m., 1672 W. Lakeshore Dr. Come say hello to old friends and meet some new neighbors as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the church building with a reunion. Greet former ministers and say hello to Rev. Hal Harrison who was on the conference staff at the founding. Visitors will be invited to share a memory during a rededication service, and a reception will follow. For more information, contact Rev. Adrianne Carr at

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calendar local meetInGS tueS., oct. 25 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., village trustees, Lincoln Hall, 2 Lincoln St., Essex Jct.

thurS., oct. 27 6:30 p.m., town planning commission, Town offices, 81 Main St., Essex Jct.

4 - 5 p.m., UCW White Church, Westford. FREVO, a well-known crossover group from the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble, will present a unique offering. For more information, call Marge Hamrell at 879-4028.

3 - 4:30 p.m., Brownell Library. Participate in fun and friendly building with Legos. For kids entering kindergarten and up. Kids under 5 are welcome to participate with an adult.

24 monday

3:30 p.m., Essex Free Library. Sign your young reader up for a 15-minute slot to read to our resident R.E.A.D. dog, McKenzie. McKenzie is a certified therapy and reading dog and loves to listen to stories. Reading to a dog is a wonderful way to work on reading skills in a comfortable atmosphere. To schedule a time, call us at 8790313 or email Caitlin at

drop-In Story tIme

10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Essex Free Library. Enjoy books, songs and crafts each week. For all ages.

leGo club

3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Essex Free Library. Build awesome creations using our collection of Legos.

25 tueSday Story tIme for babIeS and toddlerS

9:10 - 9:30 a.m., Brownell Library. Picture books, songs, rhymes and puppets. For babies and toddlers with an adult.

Story tIme for preSchoolerS

10 - 10:45 a.m., Brownell Library. Picture books, songs, rhymes, puppets, flannel stories and early math activities for preschoolers.

vermont GenealoGy lIbrary

3 - 9:30 p.m., 377 Hegeman Ave., Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester. The Vt. Genealogy Library has the resources to help you find those elusive ancestors. For more information, visit www.

read to daISy

3:15 - 4 p.m., Brownell Library. Daisy loves to listen to kids read and is certified by Therapy Dogs of Vermont. Daisy’s owner is Maddie Nash, a retired school counselor. For all ages.

drop-In KnIttInG club

6:30 p.m., Essex Free Library. Bring your current knitting project or start a new one in the company of fellow knitters.

26 wedneSday tech tIme wIth tracI

10 - 11 a.m., Essex Free Library. Need some tech help? Drop in with your device and your questions.

eSSex rotary club meetInG

12:10 p.m., The Essex, 70 Essex Way, Essex Jct. The Rotary Club of Essex is known for offering a superb lunch, featuring speakers on topics of interest to the community at large. Visitors are always welcome.

leGo fun

read to mcKenzIe the doG

27 thurSday read to archIe

3:15 - 4 p.m., Brownell Library. Archie loves to listen to kids read and is certified by Therapy Dogs of Vermont. Archie’s owner is Christine Packard, chair of Brownell Library Trustees. For all ages.

SpooKy StorIeS

3:30 - 4:15 p.m., Brownell Library. Storyteller Linda Costello celebrates Halloween with some spooky stories for the season. For students in grades 2 and up.

chIldren’S Story tIme

6 p.m., Rocky’s Pizza, 39 Park St., Essex Jct.. Mother Goose stories and Aesop’s Fables.

evenInG booK dIScuSSIon

6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Essex Free Library. Join us for our monthly evening book discussion of "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.

nIGhtmare vermont

7 p.m., Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Jct. (See Thursday, Oct. 20.)

28 frIday SenIor mIxer

9:30 - 11 a.m., University of Vermont. An Essex Area Senior Center mixer with UVM grad students. Preregistration required. Call 876-5087 for more information.

SonGS & StorIeS wIth matthew 10 - 10:45 a.m., Brownell Library. Matthew Witten performs songs about our world and tells adventurous tales. Funded by the Friends of Brownell Library. For all ages.

muSIcal Story tIme

10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Essex Free Library. Rock out and read with stories, songs and


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SInGle adult actIvIty

3:30 p.m., Essex Alliance Church Fireside Room; 37 Old Stage Rd., Essex Jct. A book club for single adults. To RSVP and for more information, call Blanche at 655-1327.

lIve actIon role play

3:30 - 5 p.m., Brownell Library. LARP with Sydney is open to all middle and high school students who want to have adventures in a mythical land.

harveSt carnIval

5:30 - 8:30 p.m., St. Michael’s College Ross/ Tarrant Centers. Candy, prizes, costumes and carnival games! Ages 2 -12 welcome. $5 per person. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Affairs and Services and the Martin Luther King Jr. Society.

dunGeonS and draGonS

6 - 8:30 p.m., Brownell Library. Embark upon imaginary adventures. Our Dungeon Master serves as the game’s referee and storyteller. For grades 6 and up.

maGGIe’S fIber frIday for adultS

6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Brownell Library. Maggie Loftus, veteran knitter, will be settled in front of the fireplace in the Main Reading Room. She invites adult knitters and crocheters to join her with their projects and engage in conversation. Bring patterns to share if you’d like. Email 6maggie2@ for more information.

nIGhtmare vermont

7 p.m., Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Jct. (See Thursday, Oct. 20.)

29 Saturday SInGle adult actIvIty

9:30 a.m., Richmond Park and Ride. Single adults and their older children are invited to hike up Stowe Pinnacle. Sponsored by the Essex Alliance Church. To RSVP and for more information, call Sue at 999-5291.

a (not So) SpooKy StorytIme

10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Essex Free Library. Come in costume and get an early start on celebrating Halloween!

whole booK approach

11 a.m., Phoenix Books, 21 Essex Way, Essex. Calling all kids! Join us for our weekly "Whole Book Approach" story time. The approach explores the ways words, pictures and book design work together to tell a complete story. The adult leads children through the book, rather than reading the book at/to them. We’ll hold story time just about every week. Want to double check on a

particular date? Call us at 872-7111.

amerIcan red croSS blood drIve

11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Essex Cinemas, 21 Essex Way.


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2:30 p.m. check-in, 3 p.m. start time, Oliver Seed, 26 Sunset Ave., Milton. Join the Milton indy staff for a community Halloweencostumed fun walk/run/ stroll around a 1.1-mile loop in Milton village! Proceeds benefit the Milton Family Community Center food shelf; bring a canned good to donate. Save $5 off registration by signing up early at monstermile. Fun for the whole family!

nIGhtmare vermont

6 p.m., Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Jct. (See Thursday, Oct. 20.)

30 Sunday horSeS for hope halloween celebratIon

10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Enniskerry Farm, 906 Middle Rd., Colchester. Come join us for pony rides, trick or treating with horses, food, games and fun! Hosted by the Flying Hooves 4H Club. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Admission is $5 and includes a pony ride and trick or treating. Other activities are free or cost a small fee. For more information, call Elizabeth Ploof at 999-8519.


EYW is open to any boy or girl from 2nd through 8th grade….

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annual fall brIdGe tournament

12:30 - 4 p.m., Essex Area Senior Center. Call 876-5087 for more information.


a moon for the mISbeGotten

Oct. 20 - 23, Essex Memorial Hall, Essex Center. Essex Community Players kicks off the season with a classic masterpiece. All money from concessions and other purchases will be donated to Camp Ta-Kum-Ta. For additional information and to buy tickets, visit www. or call 878-9109.

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pumpKIn Sale

Oct. 20 - 30, 4 - 8 p.m. (weekdays), 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. (weekends), First Congregational Church, Essex Jct. Essex Jct. Boy Scout Troop 624 and Venture Crew 6689 are selling pumpkins to help members attend camps and other program activities throughout the year.

eSSex area SenIor center

Visit www.essexvtseniors. org for a list of events happening at the center this month. For more information, call 8765087.


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Public Comments Consent Agenda: • Essex Town School District is proposing to relocate an existing 31’ x 16’ greenhouse next to the Community Garden, abutting Foster Road. The property is located at 60 Founders Road in the Medium Density Residential (R2) Zoning District. Tax Map 44, Parcel 57. • Limoge Properties LLC is proposing repairs to the porch & back roof of the building located at 607 Dalton Drive in the Historic Preservation - Design Control District (HP-DC) Zoning District. Tax Map 46, Parcel 3. Final Plan-Public Hearing: John and Donna Kunkel are proposing to create a 2-lot subdivision (28-acre parcel & 108-acre parcel), located at 87 Sawmill Road in the Conservation (C1) zone. Tax Map 16, Parcel 15-1. Minutes: October 27, 2016 Other Business

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Private Sale of Storage Unit Contents Allyson Burbo, last known address of 14 Park St. Unit B, Underhill, VT 05489 has a past due balance of $175.00 owed to Champlain Valley Self Storage, LLC since August 31, 2016. To cover this debt, per our lease dated 04/12/14, the contents of unit #233 will be sold at private silent auction on November 5, 2016. Auction pre-registration required. Call 802-8715787 for auction information. Private Sale of Storage Unit Contents Brendan Mayworm, last known address of 197 Prospect Rock Road, Johnson, VT 05656 has a past due balance of $165.00 owed to Champlain Valley Self Storage, LLC since August 31, 2016. To cover this debt, per our lease dated 01/12/16, the contents of unit #084 will be sold at private silent auction on November 5, 2016. Auction pre-registration required. Call 802-871-5787 for auction information.

This unique Essex Junction property offers 2 offices with separate apartment, all currently leased with great cash flow. Great office layout with room for expansion. Current office tenant willing to sign 5 year lease. Features ample off street parking. Don’t miss this opportunity to own an investment property close to 5 Corners restaurants, shops and amenities. Listed at $445,000 with 4,436 +/- square feet on 34 +/- acres.

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Great opportunity for investors and developers, or someone who would likeavailable to own their ownon home andRoad 1,200 SF day care space for lease Center sub-divide off per a few lots toplus generate some money. Single, in Essex. $800 month utilities. Direct access off Grant Butterfield double or great multi-family dwellings could all be possibilities. Route 15, visibility, great signage, ample parking. Nedde Real Estate Home on property is approximately 2,400 SF with a 802-310-5718 mother-in-law apartment on 2nd floor. Total of 7.78 +/ location near I-89 exit 18. 747acres, Pine St.,great Suite 501 Kristin Plantier 802-863-8217 x 11

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List your property in Essex Reporter, Colchester ER ELL S Sun &TED Milton Independent. Only $75/week A TIVfor the best location, location, total location in Colchester MO Chittenden County! Call 802-878-5282 Why rent when you can own for less? Great office space in Malletts Bay. This is a unique opportunity to acquire spectacular office space in a great location with private parking, at a price that makes it more affordable than renting. 2 condominiums available, beautifully finished. Can be purchased together or separately. Hardwood floors, skylights and partial lake views are just some of the many great features of these condos. Low utility costs. Kristin Plantier 802-863-8217 x 11

List your property in Essex Reporter, Colchester Sun & Milton Independent. Only $75/week total for the best location, location, location in Chittenden County! Call 802-878-5282 Georgia Great opportunity for investors and developers, or someone who would like to own their own home and sub-divide off a few lots to generate some money. Single, double or multi-family dwellings could all be possibilities. Home on property is approximately 2,400 SF with a mother-in-law apartment on 2nd floor. Total of 7.78 +/acres, great location near I-89 exit 18.

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Russell Gauger, last known address of PO BOX 1834, Brattleboro, VT 05302 has a past due balance of $205.00 owed to Champlain Valley Self Storage, LLC since August 31, 2016. To cover this debt, per our lease dated 01/17/15, the contents of unit #046 will be sold at private silent auction on November 5, 2016. Auction pre-registration required. Call 802-8715787 for auction information.

Private Sale of Storage Unit Contents Skyler Edwards, last known address of 42 Grant Street Apt #2, Burlington, VT 05401 has a past due balance of $205.00 owed to Champlain Valley Self Storage, LLC. To cover this debt, per our lease dated 03/17/16, the contents of unit #044 will be sold at private silent auction on November 5, 2016. Auction preregistration required. Call 802-871-5787 for auction information.

Local Concerns Meeting Notification $2000 SIGN ON BONUS DIESEL TECHNICIAN List your property in Essex Reporter,OPENINGS. Colchester A design project is underway to provide an improved BURLINGTON, VERMONT Sun & Milton Independent. Only $75/week stormwater best management practice within the forested Shop Location: 521 Shumpike Road, theis best location, location, location in Town parcel in the Lang Farm This for project Burlington VT. 05495 Chittenden Call being undertaken by the Town of Essex as part of efforts toCounty! For more802-878-5282 information please call address the impaired Indian Brook watershed.

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Every smoke alarm has an expiration date: What’s yours? Does your home have a smoke alarm? According to the National Fire Protection Association, the answer is likely yes: NFPA research shows most American homes have at least one. But do you know how old your smoke alarms are? If you’re like most people, you’re probably not so sure. A recent survey conducted by NFPA revealed only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms are, or how often they need to be replaced. That lack of awareness is a concern for state fire safety officials and fire departments throughout the country, because smoke alarms don’t last forever. “Time and again, I’ve seen the life-saving impact smoke alarms can have in a home fire, but I’ve also seen the tragedy that can result when smoke alarms aren’t working properly,” Vt. Division of Fire Safety director Michael Desrochers said. “That’s why we’re making a concert-

ed effort to educate our neighbors about the overall importance of smoke alarms, and that they do have a life limit.” NFPA is promoting this year’s fire safety campaign: “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” to better educate the public about the critical importance of knowing how old their smoke alarms are and replacing them after 10 years. To find out how old your smoke alarm is and its expiration date, simply look on the back of the alarm where the date manufacture is marked. The alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date, not the date of purchase. State safety fire officials also say smoke alarms should be tested monthly and batteries should be placed once a year or when they begin to chirp, signaling they’re running low. For more information, visit fire www.firesafety.

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12:05 a.m., Citizens Assist on Pearl St. 5:40 a.m., Citizens Assist on Susie Wilson Rd. 8:35 a.m., Suspicious on Educational Dr. 9:02 a.m., Juvenile Problem on Educational Dr. 4:01 p.m., Citizens Assist on Lincoln St. 5:53 p.m., Suspicious on Park St. 8:23 p.m., Citizens Assist on Sand Hill Rd. 8:48 p.m., Citizens Dispute on Poplar Ct. 9:06 p.m., Citizens Assist on Gaines Ct.




12:43 a.m., Suspicious on Pearl St. 2:07 p.m., Suspicious on Center Rd. 2:45 p.m., Citizens Assist on Abnaki Ave.


6:53 a.m., Citizens Assist on Maple St. 4:36 p.m., Suspicious on Franklin St. 6:20 p.m., Citizens Assist on Butternut Ct. 6:28 p.m., Suspicious on Densmore Dr. 8:37 p.m., Suspicious on Prospect St.

5:22 a.m., Suspicious on Pearl St. 8:18 a.m., Citizens Assist on Abnaki Ave. 10:01 a.m., Suspicious on Essex Way 11:43 a.m., Theft on Sand Hill Rd. 12:22 p.m., Theft on Pearl St. 1:14 p.m., Citizens Assist on Maple St. 2:28 p.m., Theft on Essex Way 6:45 p.m., Suspicious on Morse Dr.


3:15 a.m., Suspicious on Upper Main St.

3:25 a.m., Burglary on Discovery Rd. 3:41 a.m., Arrest for Violation of Conditions of Release on Susie Wilson Bypass 8:45 a.m., Theft on Lamoille St. 11:30 a.m., Theft on Wrisley Ct. 12:22 p.m., Family Fight on Main St. 1:39 p.m., Citizens Dispute on Brickyard Rd.


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hittenden 8-1 (two seats) In the evening’s first forum, newcomer and Democrat Betsy Dunn criticized Vermont Health Connect’s long wait times and prohibitive costs. She fell short of supporting a switch to the federal exchange, though, saying she’s not convinced it’s any better. Both Dunn and incumbent Linda Myers referenced a study by project management company Strategic Solutions Group, which is studying whether the exchange can handle the upcoming open enrollment and addressing its long-term stability. The report is set to be released in mid-December. “We should wait to look and see what that has to say and not be reactive, because that’s what got us into this little bit of a mess,” Dunn said. She said the exchange’s IT issues must be addressed, however, as after two years, the sign-up struggles continue. Myers agreed with Dunn’s assessment, adding health insurance is the issue she hears about most from constituents. Libertarian candidate V. Chase is in favor of the federal exchange. “Does the federal system work?” he said. “Better than ours is the best answer I can give you.” The candidates also shared varying views on marijuana legalization. Dunn, who believes marijuana will eventually be legalized, said the major hurdle is finding a way to test for impairment. “My understanding is when people are driving and they’re high, they drive slower,” she said. Chase is in favor of full le-

Photo by COLIN FLANDERS John Churchman (left) and Bob Bancroft (right) are vying for the lone seat in Essex's shared district with Westford.

galization and drew comparisons to the legality of cigarettes and alcohol. Myers is against legalization but believes it’s inevitable. She’s no stranger to the debate, having already voted three times on the issue, once in favor of medicinal marijuana and twice against marijuana efforts, including the decriminalization effort and last year’s attempt at legalization. Myers said residents who contacted her about the topic were opposed at a rate of about 4 to 1.


hittenden 8-2 (two seats) Village voters got a glimpse into November’s most contested Essex race as Republican Paul Dame, the district’s only incumbent, and party-mate Michael Plageman sat alongside Democrat newcomers Lori Houghton and Dylan Giambatista. The forum began with a question from a caller asking how the candidates will support high-quality, affordable childcare. Plageman said it’s one of the best tools for building social skills in youth. “Knowing that young children develop at such a young age, the high quality piece is something we really need to concentrate on,” he said.

Giambatista said early childhood education and care is one of the top three issues he’s heard from families around the community, calling it “absolutely a necessary investment” that should be balanced against all citizens’ needs. Houghton wants to examine provider requirements set by the legislature to ease the burden of achieving licensure without sacrificing safety or security. For example, state law sets different rules for her 8-year-old’s caregiver depending on if school is in session, she said. “There’s no rhyme or reason for that. So [the caregiver] can take less children in the summer, yet that’s really probably when people need the most help,” she said. “We need to look at the issues … and try to make the changes to best help the people who are willing and able to provide childcare.” Dame agreed, saying the legislature should examine who defines high-quality care: the state or parents themselves. Rising costs of childcare also highlight a bigger issue, Dame said, which is the lack of high paying jobs in Vermont. “Do you want to address some sort of subsidy for the cost of care, or do we want to create an economic environment where people are able to obtain

and keep jobs that afford them to pay for childcare and make it actually worthwhile?” he said. The candidates also tackled Vermont’s opioid crisis. Houghton said the state should continue moving away from pain-based treatment and ensure there are places to safely dispose pills. “It’s making sure that people are connected. If you’re using, if you’re addicted, if you’ve gotten into that situation, there has to be some compassion, and there has to be some connections made to help people get out of it,” she said. Giambatista, who grew up in Rutland County, said almost everyone in Vermont knows someone who’s battled addiction. “We need a humane system to deal with those challenges,” he said, adding he supports the expansion of Chittenden County’s Rapid Intervention Community Court, a restorative justice effort that aims to provide treatment for root causes of criminal behavior. Such programs save money by addressing substance abuse in the community instead of imprisoning offenders, he said. “It’s a no brainer,” he added. Dame holds a similar view, highlighting a bill he introduced last year that would have implemented a pilot drug program to dispense ibogaine, a naturally occurring psychoactive drug used to help combat opioid addition. Dame said the opioid crisis puts huge pressure on the criminal justice system, the department for children and families and the state’s benefits programs. Reducing that requires shortening Vermont’s waitlist for drug treatment; there are about 500 people on the list in Chittenden County alone, he said.

A delay in getting treatment often means relapse, Dame said. “Sometimes that’s the beginning of the end for folks,” he said. Similarly, Plagemen said he wants to increase treatment programs and called for doctors to better monitor pain treatment for patients. “You cannot give a 30- or 45day prescription for pain pills and then send people out the door. That is a recipe for disaster,” he said.


hittenden 8-3 (one seat) Two candidates are vying for the lone seat in Essex’s shared district with Westford, incumbent Bob Bancroft and challenger John Churchman, an Essex author and farmer. “I do believe that Vermont is in serious trouble,” Bancroft said, listing his three priorities if elected: Housing affordability, economic growth and the budget deficit. To combat the latter two, Bancroft said he’s in favor of a moratorium on any new taxes and a cap on the budget. “Many employers say they can compete nationally on salary … but when the individual comes here, and finds out what housing costs are and what taxes are, they decline the job,” he said. Churchman acknowledged Vermonters are “strapped” for cash and agreed the state shouldn’t raise taxes. He’s wary of pledges to cap the budget, however, citing unforeseen emergencies like Hurricane Irene, and said the state still needs to “have a heart” and take care of those in need. “This is a wonderful and incredible state. I think it’s a beautiful place,” he said. “You go out there and meet people, and realize we’re all just trying to make a living here.”



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Established in Natural Law, Constitutionalism believes you possess Creator-endowed rights to your life, liberty and property which government is instituted to secure. Progressivism rejects this for History’s evolution and the Planned Society. The individual replaced by the Common Good. The Laws of Nature and Nature’s God erased for the Common Good. “Everything in the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State” defines totalitarian society: And this reveals the ends of Progressivism’s deceptive gradualism. At Gettysburg, Lincoln called for a Constitutional rebirth – as we should now – when he said: “That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom.”

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SCHOOL EHS/CTE Library seeks artwork from community: Calling all community artists: The EHS/CTE Library is seeking artwork to display in our sunny book-nook. If you'd like to exhibit your work, please email a photo and description to Selected works will remain on display for a month or longer. October Career Talks: On Friday, Oct. 14 our Career Talks highlighted careers in writing. Laura (LaBarge) Thompson, EHS Class of ‘99, came to talk with students about being a published author. She is the author of “The Burden of Destiny: Elven Quest, Book 1.” We also had Abby Ledoux visit, who is the associate editor of The Essex Reporter. On Wednesday, Oct. 26, our Career Talks will focus on physical therapy versus athletic training. We are excited to welcome Dr. Jeremy Sibold, ATC, Associate Professor & Department Chair of UVM's Department of Rehabilitation & Movement Science and our very own, Leo LaBonte, health teacher and athletic trainer at EHS. In November, Career Talks will be representing careers in

EssEx high school Scholars Bowl: The EHS Scholars Bowl team hosted the annual Sue Pasco Opening Tournament at the end of September. For just the second time in the 18 years of the tournament, Essex won. The Hornets went 9-1 on the day with solid play from juniors Nick Norton and Alex He and sophomores Grace Lu and Jeremy Brennan. The B team also had a great day, sporting a 5-5 record and coming in second in their division. Scholars Bowl is a Jeopardy-like academic question-and-answer game played by teams throughout the state. Fall choral concert: The EHS music department will present its fall choral concert on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m., featuring the Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, Kaleidoscope, Pitch Pipes and special guest Bella Voce Women’s Chorus of Vermont. The performance will feature an outstanding variety of vocal music including classical, gospel and popular songs that you will love. Admission is free; donations are greatly appreciated.

cEntEr for tEchnology, EssEx Community appreciation days: The Center for Technology is excited to invite senior citizens (60+) to come visit our programs and enjoy free services provided by our students as part of Community Appreciation Days (formally known as Community Service Days) on October 27 or 28 (pick one day). You can arrive between 9:45-10:30 a.m., but no early birds please. Services include: manicures, haircuts, assistance with technology, health & wellness information, photo

restoration and a buffet lunch. No reservations required. CTE is located at 2 Educational Drive in Essex Jct. For questions call 802-857-7000 x1329. Bring a friend and spread the word. Hope to see you there. Computer animation and web design: As part of the community appreciation days, our computer animation and web design students are looking for a way to give back to our local community and will be doing free photo restorations for senior citizens. Bring a damaged photograph to our class and let our students help bring it back to its original condition. We will scan and fix the image, and then email

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speech language pathology, occupational therapy, the Navy's STEM fields and the Navy's nuclear propulsion program. If you are interested in being a presenter, please contact Pam Hemingway, career development coordinator at: Tenth-grade only field trip: On Thursday, Nov. 10 from 8-11:30 a.m., all EHS tenth-graders will go on a field trip to visit a local college. Each student will be randomly placed to visit one of the following colleges: UVM, St. Michael’s, Champlain and VTC-Williston Campus. The purpose is not for the student to decide if that specific college is right for them, but it's meant for the student to experience what a college campus is like and meet students who can discuss college life. We look forward to again offering this exciting opportunity. Blood Drive: On Wednesday, Nov. 2, the EHS Red Cross club is holding a blood drive in the high school gymnasium from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. If you are an adult community member who would like to register ahead of time to donate blood, please register directly on the Red Cross website

by visiting the following link: http://www., where you can choose the EHS blood drive and your preferred time slot. For EHS students, there will be a table outside of the cafeteria the week leading up to the drive, so please sign up there. Planning for College program for juniors and parents/guardians: The School Counseling Department will be presenting a Planning for College program for 11th-grade students and families on Thursday, Nov. 3 starting at 6:30 p.m. The night's agenda will cover important information for students as they begin considering career and school choices. Seniors in the early stages of their college search are also welcome to attend. A college admission counselor will discuss what colleges are looking for in applicants. We’ll also go over college search resources and cover information on admission testing (ACT/SAT). In the second half of the program, participants will choose from a list of workshops based on their interests and needs.

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Photo by ANNE PIUS FMS students work on their pen pal project to exchange letters to a school in New Zealand.

Global Pen Pals at Founders School: Third graders in Darlene Ford’s class began a pen pal exchange with elementary students at the Fernridge School in Masterton, New Zealand. Last week, 26 pristine, handwritten letters arrived from New Zealand, along with both personal drawings showcasing their culture and symbols and five sentences written in the native Maori language. We read and reread the students’ letters and together, we created a master list of connections and points our Founders’ students could use to compose return letters. The return letters from FMS students went out this week, but not before we tackled the value

of postage and affixed the correct amount to the envelope using a variety of stamps of different denominations. This pen pal exchange is creating wonderful discussions about culture, community and mapping. The Founders students enjoy finding New Zealand on the globe, comparing and contrasting the details of the country’s schools, communities, time zone, seasonal differences and customs. For instance, we noticed that most of the school children are barefoot at school. We researched this quandary and learned that it is a “kiwi” tradition. Shoes are optional in the warmer, rural areas of New Zealand - even among adults.

globalfoundriEs On October 5, GlobalFoundries opened its door to Vermont companies, educators and high school students for a Strategic Problem Solving Symposium and National Manufacturing Day. The morning was filled with learning and sharing lean manufacturing techniques, particularly problem solving. Companies including Biotek, Stewart Construction, Cabot Creamery, Darn Tough and Five Maples attended with poster-board set-ups along with the State of Vermont, QuantaSpec, VEIC and the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC). Over 40 posters were assembled for the symposium, with problems ranging from product packaging, robotics improvement, semiconductor processing and materials handling. Students from Enosburg, Vergennes, Franklin West and Essex high schools were on hand to take a semiconductor fab tour, requiring attendees to “gown up” for a full, clean room. Students also participated in a manufacturing simulation activity using colorful “Skittles” candy, an electricity show and an opportunity to view a semiconductor device with a microscope. During lunch, students were able to ask GlobalFoundries employees and VTC representatives’ questions to gain a better understanding of the technical work and academic skills it takes to work in advanced manufacturing. Manufacturing Day addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. Manufacturing has always been, and continues to be, at the heart of the U.S. economy. It drives value creation, innovation and employment, and it plays a pivotal role in securing our nation’s interests and leadership in the global community. GlobalFoundries is proud to join manufacturers around the country in an effort to expand awareness for the opportunities available in manufacturing today.

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Spikes fly at Bhutanese volleyball tourney


he Essex High school boys volleyball team participated in the first ever Open Knockout Volleyball Championship on October 8 in the school’s gymnasium. The Green Mountain Bhutanese Organization, a nonprofit that strives to integrate


Bhutanese youths and adults into the community via games and sports, sponsored the tournament. Boys volleyball is in its first season at EHS as a fully sanctioned varsity sport. The tournament attracted nine teams from Vermont, New York and New Hampshire.




Right, a player hits the ball during the GMBO volleyball tournament at Essex High School on Oct. 8.

Photo by GEORGE HENRY Essex quarterback Otis Crock looks to connect during the Hornets 21-7 win over Brattleboro last Friday.

Hornets beat Brattleboro 21-7 Essex High School varsity football took on Brattleboro last Friday, taking home a 21-7 win over the Colonels. With one game remaining in regular season play, the Hornets hold a record of 5-2. The team heads to South Burlington on Friday, Oct. 21 for a 7 p.m. game.

Photo courtesy of REGAL GYMNASTICS ACAdEMY Regal gymnasts pose during the Kids' Night Out fundraiser.

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and community member until her passing at age 15. The gymnasts, who train 20 hours a week and attend school, also spent time fundraising, led by team director Laura Reeves. Reeves lost her brother to cancer at age 7 and was thus motivated to lead the group to success. The top fundraisers were: Katherine Reeves ($1,385), Ashley Poulin ($490), Chloe Daniels ($472), all of Essex, Taylor Hoar ($575) of South Hero and Mira Woodside ($535) of Richmond.

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ast week I advised readers to take in the foliage, and I hope you did, because the leaves are falling fast. Crispness is in the air, too. Most fall sports teams are in their final regular season games. Post-season rankings are listed below; they will be finalized early next week with playoff match-ups. The football team is on a roll. They tripped up Brattleboro 21-7 last Friday night, improving their record to 5-2. Jordan Hines scored two TDs. The first was an 85-yard KO return and then a five-yard run. Liam Coulter had a 2-yard score as well. The Hornets control their playoff destiny Friday vs. an 0-7 SB team. CVU, St. J., Hartford and Essex look to lock up home field playoff games next week. The JVs are 2-2 after edging Hartford 28-26 last week behind an aggressive O-line, three TDs by Anthony Hope and one from Cam Quinn. They played Middlebury on Monday and end the season at Rutland next week. The freshmen are 2-2 after a close 14-13 win over Middlebury. They play CVU next. The Hornet boys soccer team is a solid 10-1 after two nice 1-0 wins over SHS and CVU. Matt Lyon banged in the game-winning goal in the former, while the latter saw Lyon connect on a PK in the win over the Red Hawks. Goalkeepers Paul Federico and Gordon Schmalz made five saves. They conclude the regular season with games at St. J and BFA this week and are ranked second in the state. The JVs are 7-3-1 after a 7-1 win over SHS and a 1-1 tie vs. CVU. They also end the season with games against the Hilltoppers and the Bobwhites. The girls soccer team lost their lone game last week vs. the CVU Red Hawks, 5-0. They conclude their regular season with road games at St. J and BFA. The JVs played well but fell to CVU for the second time this fall, 2-0. The girls are 5-3-3 with two to play. The field hockey team went 2-0 last week to push its winning streak to three and their unbeaten streak to seven after beating Mt. Abe and MMU 1-0. Lucy Miquel scored vs. the Eagles with Jamie Morin assisting while Jenna Puleo did against the Cougars. They are 8-1-2 this fall with games left against Middlebury and BHS this week and CHS next week to complete the regular season. They are seeded a comfortable second in the state in DI. The JVs snagged win No. 1 last week, 3-1 over MMU. Caitlin McClellan, Auggie Spagnulo-Chawla and Althea Foster all scored in the win. The cross-country teams raced in the BFA Invitational last Saturday. The boys placed fourth while the girls ran third. The freshmen girls are 10-0-2 after a 3-1 win over CVU. Aiden Bradshaw, Emma Legg and Riley Fitzgerald all scored. Nejla Hadzic and Mary Finnegan had assists. Cassie Libby made nine saves. Their season ended Monday vs. BFA. The boys fought to a 2-2 tie with Stowe and finished their season vs. Rutland. Girls volleyball continued its undefeated season with a five set win over MMU 3-2 (25-14, 13-25, 25-14, 22-25, 15-10). Their record is a spotless 12-0. They traveled to Rhode Island last weekend and end the season with matches against St. J and Rice. The boys play LI and CVU this week. Their last match is Monday vs. BHS. MLB playoffs are rolling into the league championship rounds. The Indians, Blue Jays, Cubs and Dodgers play for the right to advance to the 2016 World Series. The Sox crashed and burned in three straight to Cleveland. I never thought that was going to happen. I also enjoyed the boys whipping the Pack last Sunday. Happy birthday to former Hornets Noah Ferris, Sarah Sherman, Sarah McNulty and Gene Nelson, along with Gramma PJ Neverett. I had a great time with Caleb Lansberg last Friday. I am also counting down the days until my wife retires.

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providers’ suggestions were ignored or overlooked as the regulations were being developed. Murphy, however, said the process was collaborative and said the regs are best practice. But Gilbert said she and her fellow providers might be unable to – or could refuse to – make the changes. About once a month, Gilbert meets with more than a dozen registered home providers in Milton through a program called Starting Points. At the last meeting, she said about one in three attendees weren’t sure they’d stay open through next year. “Basically, providers are going to close or just stay in business for the full year we have to get into compliance,” Gilbert said. “They’re just going to wait until next year when licensing starts coming around.” Laura Butler has been in the childcare business for 26 years. She leads the Starting Points group in Milton and hosts meetings in her home. She also wears two hats: provider and Vermont Birth to Five employee. Butler eliminated her tall climbing structures to save money, just as Murphy suggested. But one of her home’s bathrooms isn’t vented – a new requirement that could cost up to $6,000. “I don’t have that kind of money,” she said. Butler agrees, though, that regulations desperately needed an overhaul and appreciates the flexibility allowed in the first year. “They really could have held our feet to the fire, and they’re not,” Butler said. “I’m going to find a way to work with it, and they’ll find a way to work with me.” Still, Butler said her heart breaks for folks without a GED or high school diploma, a new mandate. One 66-year old Milton provider has neither, Butler said, and does not plan to go back to school. That regulation troubles DiFonzo, too, saying many of those providers “have more experience than any of us could imagine because they’ve seen it all.”


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Murphy said the state believes a high school diploma is a “pretty minimal” threshold to expect. She estimates only a handful of providers currently lack the qualification. Those providers can apply for a variance by proving a significant hardship prevents them from obtaining the certificate, Murphy said, but no general grandfather clause exists. “One of the greatest correlations between good outcomes for kids and quality childcare is education level,” Murphy said. But Gilbert says the community can’t afford to lose any more providers. “I see a future in Vermont of a major shortage in home daycares,” Gilbert said. “It’s going to be an epidemic. It’s going to be a real struggle for families to find quality childcare.”

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Birth to Five, found middle-income Vermont families with two working parents and two young children spend between 28 and 40 percent of their combined annual income on childcare. At more than $19,000 a year, the cost tops tuition prices at nearby state colleges, the report, called “Stalled at the Start,” said. The study also found the average childcare provider makes less than $25,000 a year, usually without benefits. The figure falls below the state standard for a livable wage, according to LGK. The imbalance has prompted high turnover rates among providers and a vacuum of slots for children. In Chittenden County, 71 percent of infants and toddlers needing care don’t have access to high-quality programs, LGK says. The childcare talent drain damages one of the most vulnerable populations, McLaughlin said, noting experts believe 90 percent of brain development happens before age 5. Last Friday, LGK hosted a forum for

gubernatorial candidates Sue Minter and Phil Scott entirely devoted to childhood nutrition, family leave and childcare shortages. Minter laid out plans to provide two free years of community college for providers. Scott proposed housing programs in empty schoolrooms to cut costs. Both were interested in the state’s Blue Ribbon Commission study on financing childcare, to be released next month. But Scott already predicted the report’s findings: Childcare is too expensive, and providers don’t make enough to make the effort worthwhile. McLaughlin said LGK and Vermont Birth to Five developed a survey to analyze the potential cost burdens for providers. It’s an anonymous questionnaire, but McLaughlin said the group might share its general findings. “The puzzle of how to create care that is high quality, affordable and accessible is incredibly tough,” she said. “We’re trying to work on all of those angles.” In the meantime, Murphy and McLaughlin both encourage providers to take advantage of a mock licensing visit and the one-year window before making any major financial investments. Murphy promises state licensors will work with providers to navigate the new rules. A guidebook will likely come out early next year, she said. The state will also implement corrective action plans, rather than immediately shut down noncompliant programs. “These are our children,” Murphy said. “Let’s get used to these together.”

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Six tips for storing Halloween treats


alloween is a favorite day for many children – and even a number of adults. Halloween offers revelers the opportunity to dress up in costume, play tricks on unsuspecting individuals and cap off the day with treasure troves of candy. Approximately 600 million pounds of Halloween candy is sold each year in the United States. Around 90 million pounds of that is chocolate. The National Retail Foundation notes that more than $2 billion is spent on candy come Halloween, but most of that candy will never be eaten. Many households take in more candy than they know what to do with on Halloween. Couple that with any leftover candy not grabbed by trick-ortreaters, and that's quite

a bounty of lollipops, c h o c o late bars, candy corn and taffy to manage. Rather than relegate candy to the trashcan, proper storage and some other tips can preserve treats long after Halloween has come and gone. 1. Go nutty first. Nuts and oils will not last as long as some other candy ingredients. Consume candy that is full of nuts first. You can also try freezing it, but there is no guarantee the texture will remain the same upon thawing. 2. Keep an eye on chocolate. Chocolate needs to be kept under cool conditions to prolong its

shelf life. The National Confectioners Association says dark chocolate can be kept for one to two years if wrapped in foil and stored in a cool, dark and dry place, such as a pantry. Milk and white chocolate have a more limited stor-

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