November 20, 2014 - The Colchester Sun
The Colchester Sun
NOVEMBER 20, 2014
VOL. 13 No. 47
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Detective Kinney transferred to rehab
By JOE CARDELLO
The Colchester Sun
Last Tuesday Colchester residents were
stunned when CPD Police Chief Jennifer
Morrison announced that Detective Cpl. Tyler
Kinney had been arrested on charges of drug and
gun trafficking. Kinney made his initial court
appearance that Wednesday and appeared for
his continuation trial on Friday. Most recently
he has been released – with an attached GPS
monitoring device – to the Serenity House for
rehabilitation in Wallingford.
Events that transpired on Monday Nov.
10 were outlined in an affidavit written by
Special Agent Matthew Ekstrom of the Bureau
of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
(ATF). The affidavit was released on Nov. 12.
According to Ekstrom’s report, Kinney has
admitted to personally using heroin as far back
as one year and spent time with Peter Burnett,
of Burlington, partaking in drug abuse.
Burnett claimed that the pair initially met
when he was arrested a year ago by CPD.
The affidavit continues to explain that
through various means Burnett and Kinney
acquired and used heroin on a regular basis.
Burnett acquired the opiate on his own through
drug dealers while Kinney would sometimes
steal heroin for use from the CPD evidence
locker, the statement adds. Kinney, reportedly
also stole other drugs for Burnett to sell for
The affidavit states that most recently
Kinney had stolen a Smith and Wesson .38
caliber Airweight revolver from the CPD
evidence locker. Ekstrom reported that the
weapon was given to Burnett for protection
while dealing drugs and Kinney suggested that
he begin selling methamphetamines in order to
support their drug habit.
Burlington Police, Ekstrom and FBI Agent
Colin Simons requested that Burnett partake in
a texting conversation with Kinney explaining
that he was “sick” and needed drugs. The
conversation also mentioned the stolen
revolver, which Kinney claimed he needed
Kinney was later interviewed at the
Burlington Police Department by Simons and
By JASON STARR
The Colchester Sun
Karen and Peter Newman, of South Burlington, smile together after completing their fourth lap at the Run Your Can Off! event on Saturday at the
Glen Brook Nature Trail in Winooski.
PHOTO | DANIELLE LANDRY
By JOE CARDELLO
The Colchester Sun
In 2009 Greg Veltkamp and the Long
Trail Running Club hosted their first Run
Your Can Off can drive and 69 runners
attended. This year the events size almost
tripled with 188 runners in attendance for
the fifth annual event and piled up enough
canned goods and toiletries to fill two truck
Veltkamp and the creator of the Long
Trail Running Club – Mike Hall – had
wanted to start a long distance running event
in Vermont that would be all-inclusive.
The idea was formulated into the Run Your
Can Off event, which takes place at the
Glenbrook Nature Trail in Winooski on a
“It’s a great event because you can run
a lap with some friends, stop and grab some
hot chocolate and then run some more with a
different group,” Veltkamp said. “We’ve had
five runners show up at 2:45 p.m. and just
run two laps, and families that show up to do
Services (CCS), Inc. in Colchester
announced on Friday an award of
$100,000 over three years from
The Gibney Family Foundation
of South Burlington. The grant
represents an investment that
enables CCS to fully launch its
School2Work career development
students with intellectual and
“School2Work partners with
area high schools and businesses,
and a number of partner agencies,
to offer career development,
industry-specific training, and
job placement in the competitive
economy,” said Michelle Paya,
director of supported employment
The initiative builds on the
expertise and resources of the
agency’s nationally recognized
supported employment program,
Elizabeth Sightler, executive
director at CCS, said, “We are
thrilled to partner with The
Gibney Family Foundation, and
proud they recognize both our
–See KINNEY page 2
Annual fundraising run in
triples in success
Ekstrom and he confirmed that what Burnett
had told police was true.
Further interviews with Kinney revealed
that he had stolen drugs in his police cruiser; he
claimed to be struggling to end his addiction.
Morrison has since stated that the policies
of the Colchester Police Department evidence
handling are being reviewed. She also claims
that destruction records are being compared to
items that Kinney had marked for destruction
in order to better determine what specifically
had been diverted from the locker.
“We are looking at every aspect of policy
and procedure, but those policies are only
as good as the people who carry them out,”
success in connecting individuals
with disabilities to meaningful
jobs and the potential for
School2Work to help students
transition to the workplace.”
Paya said School2Work
built a successful model serving
a limited number of students
over the past two years, and
now has the infrastructure
and funds to hire dedicated
staff and serve more students.
Partnership with TGFF also
extends School2Work’s reach to
students who are blind or visually
impaired, or facing a number of
other physical challenges.
“At CCS, we believe
full community membership
for those we serve has to do
with finding the most natural
opportunities to belong. And I
think the most natural way is
through employment,” Sightler
said. “In The Gibney Family
Foundation, we have a strong
partner that shares our values and
priorities on this.”
More information about CCS
is available at www.ccs-vt.org.
one lap with their 2- and 3-year-olds. Their
donations count just as much as the people’s
who do the full six hours.”
All of the donations are collected by
volunteers and loaded into the back of two
pickup trucks. At the end of the day they are
all brought over to the food shelf where they
can be stored until they are redistributed to
those in need. There is no required donation
amount and with 28 turkeys donated this
year Veltkamp was not displeased with the
“We ask people to donate on a per lap
basis, you know one lap equals one can.
–See RUN page 2
‘Show some PRIDE’
recognized at dinner
By ELSIE LYNN
The Colchester Sun
Colchester Parks and Recreation “It’s a way to give
hosted an inaugural Volunteer
Recognition Dinner for the 250-plus back… and show
volunteers who helped run Colchester some pride in the
events and programs for the past year.
About 58 volunteers showed up at the
Hampton Inn in Colchester on Nov. 7 making it the best
to be recognized and fed.
“I think the people who were
able to attend had a good time,” said
Colchester Parks and Recreation
Director Glen Cuttitta. “The purpose
Colchester Parks and
of this dinner was to identify the
volunteers who helped with our
events over the past year. It’s an
opportunity for us to recognize and
thank them, and a chance for the Parks and Rec staff to interact with
the volunteers in a casual forum.”
Cuttitta described after the event how in the past there were
different pods of volunteers who would help with various events;
however, the department never had an opportunity to address all of
the volunteers together. Recently the Parks and Rec department has
launched the Colchester PRIDE volunteering program. This allows
–See VOLUNTEER page 3
What would the Town of Colchester do with
an extra $1.2 million per year?
That is the question the Colchester Selectboard
is mulling as it considers the possibility of
charging a 1 percent local sales tax. The new tax
voter approval. “We are leaving
The board plans
money on the
at its Dec.
meeting table that could
whether to seek
voter approval at make good things
Town Meeting happen in town.”
Day in March.
would be added
to the 6 percent
tax and apply to retail sales in Colchester with
exceptions for groceries, clothing, automobiles
and real estate. The one percent would also be
added to the 9 percent state sales tax for rooms
and meals, and the 10 percent state sales tax for
Colchester Chief Financial Officer Aaron
Frank estimates that the majority of the tax would
be paid by out-of-towners rather than Colchester
residents. Costco’s sales will account for roughly
two-thirds of the estimated $912,000 generated
from the retail sales portion of the tax. The meals
and rooms tax is expected to generate about
$255,000 for the town and the alcohol tax would
net about $20,000, Frank said.
The town’s total haul takes into consideration
the state’s cut of 30 percent of the 1 percent
revenue. Frank noted that the state uses local
option tax revenue to fund its “payment in lieu of
taxes” (PILOT) program that pays towns for state
property that can’t be taxed. So Colchester, with
its Niquette Bay State Park and other PILOTeligible lands, would also benefit from the state’s
Currently 11 other Vermont municipalities
employ the local option tax, including
Colchester’s neighbors in South Burlington,
Williston and Burlington. Voters in the Village
of Essex Junction defeated a local option tax
proposal in 2009. According to Town Manager
Dawn Francis, there is opposition to Colchester
adopting the tax among the local business
“Some of them are not excited about it,” she
Francis and Frank are recommending the
board use the majority of the tax’s revenue to
reduce the burden on property taxes. The averagepriced Colchester home ($289,000) would see a
tax reduction of $165 per year if $1 million if the
revenue is applied to that end, Frank said.
The remaining $200,000 in revenue should
be applied to maintaining local infrastructure and
helping fund new infrastructure like a municipal
sewer line, administrators and board members
agreed. But some on the board favored using the
entire $1.2 million on infrastructure needs.
Board member Marc Landry argued that a
$165 reduction in municipal taxes would be only
a small dent in an overall tax bill that includes
“We are leaving money on the table that
could make good things happen in town, like
a community center, sewers and whatever the
taxpayers want to do,” Landry said. “Worst case
scenario we could pay off our debts.”
If the board moves forward with the proposal
in December, it would hold two public hearings
ahead of the March vote. Francis recommended
that a ballot question contain language about how
the revenue would be spent.
The Colchester Sun | Thursday, November 20, 2014
Fifth graders share
Veterans Day tradition
Peggy’s Rogers’ fifth-grade
class, the Rockin’ Tacos, introduced
the third through fifth graders
at Malletts Bay School to a new
Veterans Day tradition in the first
week of November. Leading up to
Nov. 11, Malletts Bay students and
their families completed “Thank
You Veteran” cards for family
members who are serving or have
served in the U.S. military. The
cards are posted along the school
hallway for everyone to share.
This year the fifth graders in
Mrs. Rogers’ class led the students
in a special ceremony during lunch. After reading “America’s
White Table,” by Margot Theis Raven, the students created
posters to explain each symbol on the table. With the help
of Administrative Assistant Pamela Reith, a special table was
set up in the café. The table included a white tablecloth, a
black napkin, an overturned glass, salt, a lemon and a red
rose. After the other students settled in with their lunch, Mrs.
Rogers’ students read information about what each element
Two of Mrs. Rogers’ students invited family members to
join them for lunch on Veteran’s Day. Catherine Balch invited
her uncle, Michael Balch, who served tours in Afghanistan
and Iraq. Elaina Mack was joined by her grandparents, Mike
and Linda Mack of Richmond. Elaina’s grandpa served in the
LEFT: Five of the “Rockin’ Tacos”
from Peggy Rogers’ fifth-grade
class stand in front of their posters.
Pictured from left to right: Joseph
Maxfield, Tate Bertleson, Courtney
Lai and Morgan Page.
BELOW: MBS fifth-grader Catherine
Balch invited her uncle, Michael
Balch, to the school’s Veterans Day
ABOVE: Thank you letters to veterans are on display at MBS.
BELOW: Elaina Mack, sits between her grandparents Mike and
Linda Mack, who attended the Veterans Day lunch at MBS.
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Morrison said. “We are
seeking feedback from the
evidence audit and the folks
doing the investigation for
all of our current practices
and we are looking for areas
to improve in.
only concern is for this
community right now. That
is all I think about. We
need to focus on moving
this agency forward and
we hope to come out of this
stronger than we were in the
beginning. It’s important
to me that we maintain the
public’s trust and continue
to provide outstanding
During the continuation
hearing on Friday, the
prosecution agreed to allow
Kinney to be transported
to the Serenity House on
Monday at 9 a.m. However
a Motion to Stay Release
form that was filed later
that day by the prosecution
announced that they had
since become aware of
An impromptu hearing
on Monday morning began
at 10 a.m. to address the new
allegations against Kinney,
claiming that he had made
threats against Burnett. The
specifics of these threats
have not been released.
The Assistant U.S.
handling the case – William
B. Darrow – agreed to
allow the planned release of
Kinney to the Wallingford
treatment center on the
condition that he wears a
GPS monitoring device
while receiving treatment
for his addiction.
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Overall though people
donate more than they
run,” Veltkamp said. “At
a certain point we stopped
needing to quantify the
amount of donations we
He admitted that during
the first couple years of
the event the group was
overwhelmed with the
outpouring of donations and
local response. However
with the recent expansion of
The Chittenden Emergency
Food Shelf they were able
to send volunteers to help
manage the event along
with the Long Trail Running
“The event is still
growing and I’d love to
see it continue to grow,”
Veltkamp said. “The City
of Winooski has been super
helpful since year one. More
and more people are willing
to donate each year and the
event seems to have taken
on a life of its own.
The Colchester Sun | Thursday, November 20, 2014
Transportation and land use
investments to improve Colchester
“Colchester, Vermont, located on Lake Champlain’s Malletts Bay, is a diverse, civic-minded
community endowed with a rich heritage of commercial, agricultural, recreational, and
educational gifts. Proud of the quality of life already enjoyed here, the people of Colchester
seek to build upon this foundation to ensure economic prosperity, recreational opportunity,
and an entrepreneurial spirit for future generations.”
Vision Statement, Heritage Project, 2012
The following information highlights some
activities performed by the town from Nov. 10-14.
Town Manager’s Office
Reported by Dawn Francis, town manager
This has been a difficult week for our community,
our dedicated boards and volunteers and our
employees. It is hard for all of us to read the
headlines and listen to the news as it relates to
the allegations against one of our employees.
I ask for your patience as we work through the
due process of learning all of the facts associated
with what is both an alleged criminal matter
and personnel issue. The Selectboard, Police
Department and I are committed to a fair
process and to thoroughly reviewing our policies,
procedures and actions to ensure we come out of
this event stronger and better than before. Over
the next months, we will be dedicating ourselves
to improving our organization and systems so as
to earn the community’s trust once again.
For more information about the Town Manager’s
Office, visit http://colchestervt.gov/Manager/
index.shtml or call (802) 264-5509.
Reported by Bob Vickery, assessor
• The Assessor’s Office has filed the Fiscal Year
2015 Grand List (GL) in the Colchester Town
• The Assessor’s Office is continuing the
inspections of all new construction that has
been started or finished over the course of the
• The Assessor and Clerk have hired Traci
Paquette as the new Property / Tax Specialist;
Traci will be dividing her time between the
Clerk and the Assessor and will be replacing a
long-time Assistant Clerk who will be retiring.
Traci will also help improve the Assessor’s
capacity with greater technical support.
• Number of sales in 2014 remains consistent
from Parks and Rec,
with those of 2013. Sale prices have remained
level for residential housing in the Town of
For more information about the Assessor’s
Department, visit http://colchestervt.gov/
Assessor/assessorHome.shtml or call (802) 2645670.
Reported by Karen Richard, town clerk
The Election is over
• 4,454 voters cast their ballot in this election.
Of that number 935 chose to vote early.
• Congratulations to the local winners: Senator
Dick Mazza; Representatives from 9-1: Jim
Condon and Joey Purvis; Representatives from
9-2: Patrick Brennan and Maureen Dakin.
• 15 local residents were elected to the office
of Justice of the Peace. I look forward to
working with you on elections, tax appeals,
• Two charter items were defeated. We need to
have further conversation on the appointed
town clerk and treasurer. I believe this topic is
important for the future of the Clerk’s Office
and deserves more discussion.
For an official list of all the election
results visit: www.colchestervt.gov/misc/
Happy Thanksgiving – I feel blessed that we have
so many things to be thankful for:
• Fran Allyn and the Colchester Quilt Group for
rotating quilts each season that beautify the
• Colchester Art teachers that rotate student art
in the lobby areas of the building.
• The many residents that volunteer in
the multitude of tasks from serving on
committees to planting flowers and collecting
food donations for those that are in need.
For more information about the Town Clerk’s
Office, visit http://colchestervt.gov/TownClerk/
townClerkHome.shtml or call (802) 264-5520.
Planning Commission (CCRPC) will invest in
transportation and land use improvements for
Colchester during the 2015 fiscal year. This
effort is part of an overall work program the
CCRPC’s board approved for investment in
Chittenden County communities.
“The projects selected for the 2015 fiscal
year work program address critical needs
throughout Chittenden County,” said Andrew
Montroll, chair of the CCRPC Board of
Directors. “They span a range of goals and
include targeted actions for improvement within
our communities. This year’s projects address
transportation system performance, land use,
economic development, environmental and
stormwater improvements, and more. They
are an important step in the advancement of
Chittenden County’s sustainability goals.”
In Colchester, the Colchester Lakeshore
Drive and Town Services Neighborhood BuildOut Analysis and Transportation Circulation
Study will determine how the roadway
functions given future growth modeled on
current land use planning policies. The study
will also test alternative land use/transportation
scenarios. This project will include technical
assistance from the CCRPC staff.
“This project will make targeted
improvements within our town,” said Marc
Landry, CCRPC Colchester representative.
“The Lakeshore Drive and Town Services
Neighborhood Study will look critically at
the future of this area and will address how to
best accommodate land use and transportation
In addition to town-specific projects,
there are also a number of region-wide efforts
• Lake Champlain Phosphorus Total
Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Plan
• CCRPC Public Participation Plan
• Regional Bike/Ped Master Plan
• Hazard Mitigation Plan Updates
• Neighbor Rides (United Way & SSTA
• 2014 ECOS Annual Report (www.
• Technical Assistance, including:
Transportation, GIS & Emergency
For more details on these and other projects
within Chittenden County for FY15, visit
they’ll be doing when they
show up,” Cuttitta explained.
“It really gives the volunteers
some ownership of their
task… It has worked really
community members should
volunteer, the 15-year Parks
and Rec director responded:
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Cuttitta and other volunteer
coordinators to communicate
volunteer opportunities across
“We can create a task list
per event so folks know what
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www.colchestervt.gov or call (802) 264-5500.
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The Colchester Sun | Thursday, November 20, 2014
Are they nuts?
State about to slap a
$.45 cent tax on gas?
By EMERSON LYNN
If several Vermont environmental groups and key policy
makers have their way, the Legislature will impose a tax on
gasoline and heating fuels, raising the price of a gallon of gas
an estimated 45 cents. This will be Vermont’s way to help cut
greenhouse gas emissions. They are delusional. Vermonters pay considerably above the national average
for their gasoline and heating oil. They are only now beginning
to enjoy a little extra cash in their pockets because the price of
oil has dropped so precipitously. And the ones benefitting the
most are the low and middle income wage earners.
Just when the economic pressures are beginning to ease
– thanks to lower fuel prices – and the savings to consumers
might be used to perk up the economy, there is a concerted
effort to slap a $.45 cent tax on a gallon of gas?
Did the voters’ message last Tuesday fall on deaf ears?
Apparently. It will not happen. If it does, the political repercussions for
those behind the effort will be swift and certain.
As an idea, a tax on carbon is an old one. It also makes sense.
The more something costs, the less it’s used. To be effective in
addressing global climate change we must reduce our usage
of the oil and gas we use to power our economy. The revenue
generated can then be used for the research and development
necessary to improve the efficiencies of renewable energy.
But this is not something Vermont can, or should do by its
lonesome. As a nation, it’s a defensible proposal. Even as a
region it would be worth pursuing. But to solidify Vermont’s
reputation as an expensive place to live by making sure
everyone also knows our gas prices are higher than anyone’s
else’s is daft.
The proponents of the raised tax pull the same political
tricks everyone else uses in pushing something unpopular:
They contend it will create jobs and that the revenue will be
used to reduce taxes.
Voila. Of course it will. We’re only surprised they aimed so low.
If slapping an extra $.45 cents on every gallon of gas stimulates
the economy and reduces the tax burden on Vermonters, then
think what a buck a gallon tax would do. Why stop there?
But it doesn’t work that way. Never has. There is no foolproof way to make sure that those most
affected are held harmless. And in a rural state like Vermont,
where there is little public transportation, the potential harm to
businesses is considerable. And that affects our jobs.
We’re already a no growth state. Why would we add to
our challenges? Is that the message these advocacy groups
heard from last week’s voters, that we’re under-taxed and not
interested in economic growth? Or did they have their press
conference planned far in advance of the election, and, despite
the disaster that unfolded, decided to plow forward regardless?
Whatever the reason, they have shown themselves to be
completely out of touch with the average Vermonter.
And it’s not that the average Vermonter isn’t environmentally
sympathetic. To the contrary, most Vermonters embrace the
need for a cleaner, healthier planet. Most Vermonters live their
lives in accordance with those beliefs.
But they are also smart enough to know what works and
what doesn’t. And what doesn’t work is to set ourselves
apart from all others in a way that puts us at an economic
disadvantage. There are ways Vermont can distinguish itself on the energy
front. We’ve argued before that we should trumpet Vermont as
the electric state and that we should broadcast our reputation
for energy innovation far and wide. We have that ability. And
that would strengthen our economy.
We can distinguish ourselves with the caliber of our
educational system, and our tourism related environs. We have
the ability to lead on issues related to the world’s food systems.
But we weaken our ability to do these things when we lessen
our ability to compete, and we lessen our ability to compete
when the cost to live here rises above the people’s ability to
pay. And that’s where we are.
The advocates of this proposal don’t get this.
The governor should shut down this idea as quickly and
convincingly as he can.
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The Colchester Sun and publisher of the St. Albans Messenger.
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The Vermont delegation to the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup toured the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington while
in Kentucky from Nov. 7-9. Delegates included:
Pictured in the back row from left: Courtney Bronson, Shoreham; Lexy Brooks, Whitehall, N.Y.; Emma Pearson, North
Hero; Alexis Walker, Essex Junction; Rachel Scibek, Colchester; Ashley Scott, Milton; Kyle Scott, Milton; Katelyn
Patenaude, Derby Line; Kaelyn Jenny, Essex Junction; David Gringeri, West Haven.
Pictured in the front row from left: Catherine Thrasher, Rupert; Madison Wood, Kirby; Ruth Snow, Northfield; Morgan
Quimby, Underhill; Holly Weglarz, Hartland; Kassidy Wyman, Cambridgeport. COURTESY OF UVM EXTENSION 4-H
Attacking teachers won’t make our
By MARTHA ALLEN
Instead of renewing calls to work with the state’s
educators to make our schools even better for our children,
the Vermont School Boards Association over the weekend
chose to attack the men and women in Vermont’s classrooms.
After many, many years of state level collaboration
between teachers and school boards, their statewide
association now seems to think that their fellow Vermonters
who teach our children have it too good. Rather than
acknowledging decades of negotiation and decision-making
between school boards and teachers on health insurance,
the statewide association chose to ignore the overwhelming
spirit of collaboration that has guided thousands of collective
Gone is the embrace of cooperation and local decisionmaking.
Gone is the acknowledgment that, because of constant
contact with children who come to school in all states of
good and bad health, school employees need (and pay for)
good health insurance coverage. (The same plan covering
teachers also covers support professionals, administrators
and even superintendents.)
And gone – well, actually, the boards’ association
never even started to help advance the reform of the health
care system – is any semblance of understanding that all
Vermonters should have good coverage.
Instead, the boards’ statewide association has resorted
to public statements (based on a “study” from a Montpelier
lobbying firm and paid for with thousands of taxpayer
dollars) of the obvious: if schools spend less on health
insurance for employees, it would cost less. If we stick it
to the women and men teaching Vermont’s children, school
districts will spend less. Newsflash: that is no newsflash.
It is a simple fact that the boards’ association has not
joined Vermont-NEA’s longstanding and strong support for
a publicly financed, universally available health insurance
system. A revamped health care system that provides good
health care access at a reasonable cost spread across all
635,000 Vermonters is good for us all.
So, rather than respond to the obvious, we will continue to
advocate for the general well-being of our state, its children,
and all working men and women, including the professionals
who have dedicated their careers to providing all of our
children a great public education. Instead of finding ways
to punish educators – and advocate for diminishing health
coverage for all of us – we invite the boards’ association to
join us in what is right for all Vermonters.
A comprehensive single payer health system will ensure
continued good access to care for teachers, and it will result
in reduced costs to their employers. It will extend good
health care to all Vermonters.
The boards’ association has sat on the sidelines of the
health reform debate for years. It’s a shame that it chooses
now to half-heartedly embrace it by trashing the very
health insurance plan its members developed along with us
that has, through its more than two-decade history, saved
taxpayers millions of dollars a year. School boards might
want to consider the wisdom of their association’s continued
public statements of the obvious or whether they might be
better served by their association’s useful participation in
advocating with us for meaningful health care reform.
That, not heated rhetoric meant to demonize teachers,
is what would help our children and all of Vermont’s
Martha Allen, a K-12 librarian from Canaan, is president
Lower costs, cover everyone, protect choice
By BEA GRAUSE
Vermont’s not-for-profit hospitals congratulate all of the
candidates who have been elected to serve our state over the
next two years.
Like all Vermonters, our hospitals believe in providing
more affordable access to everyone, preserving quality and
protecting the right patients have to choose their doctor and
hospital and make their own healthcare decisions. These
principles must be at the heart of our work in the coming
For many Vermonters, the cost of living is a daily
challenge – which includes the cost of health insurance and
health care. Lowering health care costs for Vermonters by
slowing hospital cost growth has been our top priority. For
two consecutive years, we’ve delivered hospital budgets with
historically low increases of 2-3 percent, while expanding
access – and we intend to continue this important work.
Together, hospitals provide and support more than
27,000 direct and indirect jobs in Vermont, about five times
the state’s largest private employer and one out of every 12
workers. As we work together to improve our healthcare
system, changes that undermine the economic value and job
creation potential of the system itself would be a step in the
At the same time, Vermont’s not-for-profit hospitals have
become deeply immersed in one of the most meaningful ways
to reduce health care costs: improving the way hospitals and
doctors are paid. We must convert the system from one that
rewards health care providers for quantity – billing for every
test, office visit or hospital stay – to one that aligns all providers
to keep individuals and communities as healthy as possible.
As our elected officials tackle the challenges of health
care reform, Vermont’s network of doctors and nurses will
continue to provide the highest quality care around the clock,
every day. We look forward to working with the Legislature,
administration and Green Mountain Care Board to accomplish
what’s most important to Vermonters – lower costs, universal
coverage and protecting patient rights.
Bea Grause is the President and CEO of Vermont
Association of Hospitals and Health Systems.
The Colchester Sun | Thursday, November 20, 2014
By SUE ALENICK
United Way Volunteer
volunteer. The listings below
are a sample of the 300+
volunteer needs from more than
250 agencies found online at
information available at 8601677, Mon.-Fri. from 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Mittens & gloves
Vermont Housing Finance
Agency is seeking donations of
knitted or purchased mittens and
gloves to be donated to children
through Sara Holbrook Center’s
New North End Youth Center.
Donations can be dropped off
at VHFA at 164 St. Paul Street
until Dec. 16. Contact Brittany
Riley at 652-3428 or [email protected]
COTS (Committee on
Temporary Shelter) help set and
restock the holiday toy room
with toys and books for children
living in shelters. At the toy
room, families can pick out gifts
their kids will enjoy. Volunteers
should be able to lift 30 pounds.
COTS is also looking for
volunteers to make calls using
a script provided for the annual
COTS Phonathon. Volunteers
can also work in the mailroom
and as “runners” to collect
pledges and deliver treats. Dec.
1-4 and 8-9, 5:30-9 p.m. and
Dec. 10, 9 a.m.-noon. Contact
Gillian Taylor at 864-7402, x207
or [email protected]
Ring the bell
Salvation Army is looking
for individuals, families and
other groups to stand at a
Christmas Kettle and ring the bell
to welcome shoppers to donate
to support their emergency and
family service programs. They
are also looking for volunteers
to help applicants complete
paperwork for assistance
during the holidays. Contact
Scott or Patti Murray at 8646991 or [email protected]
Ring in the new
First Night Burlington is
seeking office volunteers
to help sell buttons, answer
phones, assemble signboards,
etc. Flexible schedules, 3-hour
shifts through the event on
Dec. 31. Volunteers can earn
a free First Night button! They
are also looking for a volunteer
Burnham Memorial Library
to help trouble-shoot and/or finetune their Microsoft Office and
Windows 8.1 systems. For office
staff Pam Stewart at [email protected]
software position Muffie Milens
at [email protected]
com or call Pam or Muffie at
“Getting Schooled: The Reeducation of an American
by Garret Keizer
Adult Non-Fiction, 2014
Boundaries The Nature Conservancy is
looking for two to four volunteers
to help mark the preserve
boundaries in Monkton on Dec.
9 and Dec. 17 from 9:30 a.m.2:30 p.m. Work will include
repainting blazes and hanging
signs. This can be strenuous work
– volunteers should be physically
fit and able to hike 4-5 hours in
sometimes difficult conditions.
coordinator at 229-4425, x 111
or [email protected]
Reviewed by Penny Cunningham, Adult Services
Sometimes nothing in Vermont seems as contentious as
our educational system. We read and discuss articles about
what is taught, how it is tested, how – and where – budgets
are passed; Act 60 and its implications for our property
taxes, consolidations of school districts, class size. All are
important to understand here in Vermont. Yet if we do not
have children of our own in the school system it is easy to
become disassociated from the educational needs of Vermont
schoolchildren, and by extension children across the country.
This book is the antidote. An account of a year in the life
of a rural Vermont high school English teacher, it is vivid
and honest, clear but never pedantic, compassionate but
not sentimental. It would be an excellent choice for a book
discussion group as well as anyone who is looking for a deeper
understanding of the world of high school.
Have an hour to spare? Two
local agencies are looking for
volunteers to spend some quality
time with seniors
CVAA – Help seniors in
Addison, Chittenden, Franklin
and Grand Isle Counties remain
independent through one-on-one
visits in settings of their choice.
Activities may include friendly
chats, balancing a checkbook,
playing cards/games, shopping,
outings, etc. References and
background check required.
Contact Bev Hill at 865-0360 or
Ethan Allen Residence –
Become a buddy to a senior
and visit, go for walks, attend
Ethan Allen sponsored events,
go out to lunch, and share a
lifetime of wisdom. References
and background check required.
at 658-1573 or [email protected]
by Jo Nesbo
Adult Fiction, 2011
Reviewed by Josh Muse, Adult Services
Like so many before him, Harry Hole is a brilliant detective,
but is downright lousy at the rest of his life. Fixated on work and
perpetually struggling with alcohol and sheer despair, his lifestyle
takes its toll on those around him. In this, the seventh book in
the series, married women start disappearing, with no sign left
behind but a menacing snowman. Hole and the rest of his team,
including his brand new partner Katrine, must chase down the
few clues they have. Each time they seem close to a solution, an
entirely new aspect of the case emerges. Nesbo’s books are grim
and violent, as befits a contemporary Scandinavian thriller, but he
brings an impressive intensity to every sentence of prose. Much
of the author’s Norwegian setting will seem familiar to American
readers, but occasional differences (especially names) lend it a bit
of flair and uniqueness.
Medicare Advantage Plan?
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Essex Automotive Services
All the computer systems and
electrical accessories embedded
in modern vehicles rely on car
batteries for the power needed to
run them. One potential problem
that owners face in this respect
involves “parasitic draw,” the electric
current that is drawn off the battery
by a device while the ignition key
is turned off. Naturally, it’s to be
expected that vehicles need a small
amount of power to preserve the
memory in the multiple computers
needed to maintain drivability and
keep other electrical components
at the ready. However, when
added accessories are using more
power than expected and/or other
components are not shutting down
properly, a weak or dead battery may
result. A parasitic draw test can help
resolve the problem.
Our facilities boast the latest
technology in repair mechanics with
a staff of professionally trained and
certified technicians to check your
electrical components. At ESSEX
AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES, we
enjoy helping our community
handle their automotive needs.
Bring your car to 141-147 Pearl St,
Essex Jct. today to have it looked
at. Preventative maintenance saves
you money in the long run. Have
questions? Please call 802.879.1966
at your leisure. We offer same day
service, and free customer shuttle.
Ask us for details. We open 6:59am,
with no appointment needed. We
feature A.S.E. Technicians. “Service
You Can Trust”. It’s time to get your
car ready for winter. “We do it all!”
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HINT: Problems with parasitic draw often
occur after vehicles sit for inordinately
long periods of time, during which the
alternator cannot recharge the battery.
Do you pay a SET AMOUNT FOR MEDICAL SERVICES, like a $60
copay for an MRI, instead of an unknown amount, like a percentage?
Is there a $100 YEARLY ALLOWANCE to spend on healthy activities?
Is a COMPLIMENTARY SILVERSNEAKERS® gym membership included?
Can you see a specialist WITHOUT A REFERRAL?
Join us to ask, learn and understand at a
free informational meeting:
MVP Health Care–Williston
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Monday–Friday, 8 am–5 pm ET
MVP’s Medicare Customer
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Call 7 days a week, 8 am–8 pm
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A sales person will be present with information and
applications. For accommodation of persons with
special needs at sales meetings call 1-888-280-6205.
The annual election period for MVP Health Care Medicare Advantage health plans is Oct. 15–Dec. 7, 2014. MVP Health Plan,
Inc. is an HMO-POS/PPO organization with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in MVP Health Plan depends on contract renewal.
The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. For more information contact
the plan. Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply. Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, provider network, premium and/or copayments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part
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Heavenly Food Pantry. The Heavenly Food
Pantry will be open to all residents of
Essex, Essex Center and Westford. First
Congregational Church of Essex Junction,
Essex Junction, 2-6 p.m. Free. Contact:
Trivia Mania. Nectar’s presents Trivia Mania, a pub style trivia game. Questions
are displayed on the TVs and are read
aloud. Categories range from pop culture, history, science, literature and more.
Entertainment provided by Top Hat DJS.
All ages. Nectars, Burlington, 7-9:30 p.m.
Free. Contact: 658-4771.
COTs Film Series: Storied Streets. COTS
in coordination with Champlain College present the documentary “Storied
Streets,” the next installment of their
November film series. “Storied Streets”
explores homelessness across America
by telling the stories of those who live
it every day. Champlain College Hauke
Boardroom, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Admission and concessions by donation. Contact: cotsonline.org.
Balkan Folk Dancing. Taught by Louise Brill.
Easier line and circle dances are taught
the first hour, followed by intermediate
dances, reviews and open request dancing. Beginners are welcome and no partner required. Wear informal, comfortable clothing. Plenty of parking. Ohavi
Zedek Synagogue, Burlington, 3-6 p.m.
$6 recommended donation. Contact Louise: 540-1020 or [email protected]
Learn How to Download E-books. Learn how
to download as well as access library ebooks and audio books through “Listen
Up Vermont” and “One Click”. Participants are asked to bring their own devices for this interactive class. Dorothy Alling
Memorial Library, Williston, 2 p.m. Free.
Contact: 878-4918 or www.williston.lib.
VFW Meal. The VFW Post 6689 will be hosting their weekly community meal. On the
menu this week, Wing Night. VFW Post
6689, Essex Junction, 5:30-7 p.m. $7 for
10 wings or $4 for 5 wings. Contact: 8780700.
Christmas Bazaar. The Williston Federated
Church will hold it’s annual bazaar featuring crafts, a bake sale, meals to go,
plants, attic treasures, RADA cutlery and
a silent auction. Williston Federated
Church, Williston, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact
Mah Jongg. The Essex Junction Senior Center will be having its drop-in Mah Jongg
game. All members of the community 50
years and older are invited
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The Colchester Education Asssociation
Proudly Welcomes New Members
for the 2014-2015 School Year
Malletts Bay School
“Partners with the Community to Support
Professionalism and Quality Education”
St. Michael’s College
presents a talk by
the former United
to Saudi Arabia, The
Honorable James Smith.
Ambassador Smith served as
U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
from 2009-2013 following a 28year career in the United States Air
Force. He served around the world
in a variety of operational assignments and flew combat missions during Operation Desert Storm. Dion
Family Student Center, St. Michael’s
College Campus, Colchester, 4:30
p.m. Free. Information: smcvt.edu.
Four Seasons Real Estate Inc. 802-893-4316
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to come down to
the center to enjoy this lively
game with other enthusiasts.
New players are always welcome. Essex Junction Senior Center, Essex Junction, 10 a.m. Free. Contact: 876-5087or
“Wait Until Dark.” Shelburne Players’ present
their fall production of “Wait Until Dark.”
The Frederick Knott thriller is about a
blind woman’s encounter with drug smugglers who invade her apartment. The
show runs select dates through Nov. 22.
Shelburne Town Center, Shelburne, 7:30
p.m. $12-$15. Contact: 343-2602 or
The Colchester-Milton Rotary Club will be
hosting their annual auction. This year’s
auction schedule will be more efficient,
so bidding will begin earlier. The event
will also include food and beverages, a 50/50 raffle and
silent auction. Hampton
Inn, Colchester, Colchester, 6 p.m. Free to attend.
Winter Mixer and Wreath Auction. The Shelburne Craft School will host its 4th Annual
Winter Mixer and Wreath Auction fundraiser. The highlight of the evening will be
the auctioning of a special collection of
wreaths by local artisans. Beer and wine
provided by Magic Hat and Shelburne
Vineyards. Price of admission includes
a complimentary glass of wine or beer,
light fare and a complimentary handcrafted holiday ornament. Magic Hat
Artifactory, South Burlington, 6:30-8:30
p.m. $35 members, $45 non-members.
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Christmas Cupboard Community Craft Fair.
The Underhill ID School will host this annual craft fair featuring local crafters displaying their unique creations. Underhill
ID School, Underhill, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact Diane: 899-4865.
Holiday Bazaar. Crafts, bake sale and
white elephants. Serving homemade
baked beans, chili and cornbread. Winooski United Methodist Church, Winooski,
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free to attend. Contact:
Craft Fair. St. Francis Xavier School will be
holding its annual craft fair. St. Francis
Xavier School, Winooski, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Westford Turkey Trot. The Westford School
will be hosting their annual Turkey Trot
10K run, 3K walk/run and a 100-yard
Tot Trot. The race will also feature homebaked treats, chili for sale, hand-painted medals for age group winners and
more. All proceeds are donated to support Westford’s children and families in
many different ways throughout the year.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. All runners pay the day of the race. Westford
School, Westford, 10 a.m. Pre-register
$12; day of registration $15. Information: westfordturkeytrot.wordpress.com.
Bomba! World Music, World Fashion, World
Art, Vermont Style. Sponsored by The
Vermont Folklife Center, the evening will
be a cool coming together of diverse
people and styles. Featuring musical and
dance performances, a fashion show, henna tattoos, exhibited artwork and more.
Arts Riot, Burlington, 7 p.m.-12 a.m. $5.
Community Breakfast. The American Legion Post 91 will host its weekly community breakfast. The menu will include all
your breakfast favorites including eggs,
breakfast meats, coffee, juice and more.
American Legion Post 91, Colchester, 9:30
a.m.-12 p.m. $7. Contact: 872-7622. The Music of J.S. Bach. St. Paul’s Cathedral,
in collaboration with Capital City Concerts, Montpelier, presents The Music of
J.S. Bach with an all-star line-up of solo-
ists and professional chamber orchestra
of musicians who hail from the Orpheus
Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St.
Luke’s, American, New Jersey and Vermont Symphonies. St. Paul’s Cathedral,
Burlington, 3 p.m. Adults $25; student
$15. Information: www.flynntix.org or
Community Thanksgiving Day Service. United Church of Colchester
invites the community to a Thanksgiving service. Donations of canned
goods or cash benefiting The Colchester Community Food Shelf will
be collected. Refreshments will be
served following the service. United Church of Colchester, Colchester,
7 p.m. Contact: 658-0533.
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. The Joint Urban Ministry Project or JUMP invites the
community to an interfaith celebration of
gratitude and healing in honor of Thanksgiving. Donations accepted in support
of JUMP. First Congregational Church of
Burlington, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Information: www.jumpvt.org.
CVAA Lunch. CVAA will be hosting its weekly
lunch at Covenant Church. The menu will
include corn chowder, Caesar salad with
grilled chicken and croutons, and a fruit
filled cookie. Milk to drink. Covenant
Church, Essex Center, 12 p.m. Free, donations accepted. Contact: 865-0360.
Shape and Share Life Stories. Prompts trigger real life experience stories, which
are crafted into engaging narrative and
shared with the group. Led by Recille
Hamrell. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library,
Williston, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Free and open
to all adults. Information: 878-4918 or
Trivia Night. Trivia buffs gather for a meeting of the minds. Hotel Vermont lobby,
Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Free. Contact: 6515012.
Rice Memorial High School Stunt Nite. Rice
Memorial High School presents their
2014 Stunt Nite, a tradition celebrating
85 years. Four unique musical routines
presented by each class featuring singing, dancing, comedy and other talents
of Rice students. Flynn Theater for the
Performing Arts, Burlington, 4 p.m. and
8 p.m. $15-$17. Tickets: flynntix.org or
Movies at Main Street Landing: Manhattan
Melodrama. The Movies at Main Street
Landing series present the classic 1934
film “Manhattan Melodrama” starring
Clark Gable. Main Street Landing Film
House, Burlington, 7 p.m. Donations benefit the United Way of Chittenden County.
Jack and The Bean Stalk Puppet Show. Jericho Town Library present “Jack and The
Bean Stalk.” Youth puppeteers using puppets borrowed from the Vermont Department of Libraries Children’s Book Exhibit
Center. Jack and the Beanstalk is a joyous, original adaptation of the classic tale
about poor Jack who went to sell his cow
and came home with three magic beans.
The puppet show will be followed by a
craft and a snack. Jericho Town Library,
Jericho, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Contact:
St. Michael the
Free Thanksgiving Dinner. The Catalyst
Church welcomes all to a Thanksgiving Dinner. No RSVP needed. Catalyst
Church, Jericho, 12-3 p.m. Free. Contact:
Jazzercise Lite for 50 Plus. A fun, easy dance
and fitness class that combines dance,
yoga, pilates and strength training for
all levels of fitness with instructor Kit Sayers. 10-visit punch pass can be purchased
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at Essex Junction Senior Center. Essex
Junction Senior Center, Essex Junction.
Tuesdays 8-9 a.m. and Thursdays 11
a.m.-12 p.m. $30 members, $35 nonmembers. Contact Lou Ann: 876-5087.
Movie Matinees. Starting Nov. 14, the Colchester Parks and Recreation will be
offering movie matinees on the second and fourth Fridays of each month.
Popcorn and coffee will be provided.
Movies begin at 1 p.m. Free. 781
Blakely Road, Colchester. Information:
264-5640. CVAA Tai Chi for Arthritis. Due to popular demand, CVAA will be sponsoring
Tai Chi for Arthritis. Wednesday evenings, beginning Oct. 29. The class is
offered to anyone age 50 and older.
It is intended for adults who are still in
the workforce. Winooski Senior Center, Winooski, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Contact
Rachael: 865-0360 or [email protected]
Newcomers Club. Newcomers Club’s organized day trips, lunches and dinners
are a great way of making friends
and get acquainted with things in the
community. The club meets on Wednesdays twice monthly from September to
June. Contact Dana 864-0766 or Orchard 985-3870.
Senior Strength. HammerFit Gym in Essex offers a 50-minute guided exercise class for anyone over the age of
50. The session begins with a warm
up, stretching exercises, then strength
training using Hammer Strength equipment with guidance. The class ends
with a relaxing stretch and cool down,
and participants are welcome to use
the cardio machines before or after
if they wish. HammerFit Gym, Essex,
Mondays and Thursdays 9:30 a.m. $5.
Essex Community Justice Center’s Citizen
Advisory Board Meetings. Meetings
take place on the second Wednesday of all even numbered months. The
Community Justice Center provides
restorative responses to crime and
conflict in the greater Essex area. The
Citizens Advisory Board advises the
Community Justice Center on policy, direction and programming in an ongoing capacity. Community Justice Center, Essex Junction, 5:30 p.m. Contact
Kate: 662-0001 or at [email protected]
Harriet Farnsworth Powell Historical Museum. The museum contains vintage
photographs and collections of everyday objects from Essex Junction and
Essex Town. Self-guided walking tour
offered. Open through October. Harriet Farnsworth Powell Historical Museum, Essex, Thursdays 6:30-8 p.m.;
Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Free. Contact Eva:
879-0849. Essex Rotary Meeting. Essex Rotary Meetings are held on Wednesdays at
12:10 p.m. at The Essex. Serving the
communities of Essex, Essex Junction,
Jericho and Underhill.
Colchester-Milton Rotary meeting. Thursdays. Serving the communities of
Colchester, Milton and the Champlain
Islands. Hampton Inn, Colchester, 12
Essex Eats Out Community Meals. Essex
Eats Out seeks to build community connections by providing healthy, free
meals in a warm, safe and inclusive
atmosphere. Meals will be served:
first Friday at First Congregational
Church; second Friday at Holy Family/St. Lawrence Parish Center; third
Friday at St. James Church; fourth Friday at Essex United Methodist Church;
and fifth Friday when applicable at St.
Pius X Church. 5:30-7 p.m. each week.
Transportation available. Call Dawn
Thursday by 9 a.m. to schedule Friday
transit: 878-7622. Information: [email protected] or www.essexeatsout.org.
Bagpipe and Drum Lessons. The St. Andrew’s Pipeband of Vermont offers
instruction for bag piping and drumming as an encouragement and incentive for attracting new members. The
instructional program is designed to
integrate and transition a piper or
drummer into the “parade” band at a
level of basic competency. St. James
Episcopal Church, Essex Junction,
Wednesday evenings. Free. Contact
Drop-In Pottery Wheel Class. Spend Friday nights with our pottery instructors
learning the basics of wheel working. Try the wheel and have some fun
with other beginner potters. Through
demonstrations and individual instruction, students will learn the basics of
preparing and centering the clay and
making cups, mugs and bowls. Price
includes one fired and glazed piece
per participant. Additional fired and
glazed pieces are $5 each. No regis-
EVENTS AT BURNHAM MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Thursday, November 20
Burnham Library Trustees Meeting. The library’s trustees meet monthly, and
meetings are open to the public. 4 p.m.
Monday, November 24
Intergenerational Dessert Book Discussion. For anyone Grade 6 to adult
who loves a good “read–and–rant.” Eat something sweet and talk about
a great book. This month, we’ll read “Grave Mercy,” by Robin LaFevers.
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Adult Book Discussion. Join our afternoon book group. The discussion will be
led by a Library staff member. This month, we’ll be reading “I Am Malala,” by Malala Yousafzai. 1 p.m.
One-on-One Tutoring. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Students from
the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences’ Colchester campus
will be tutoring students in reading, math and science. The program is focused on grades 1-6, but tutoring is available for other grades in certain
subjects. No sessions on Nov. 26 and 29. Mondays, 5-8 p.m.; Wednesdays, from 4-7 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. There is no fee for
the service. Call 264-5660 to sign up, or for more information.
Burnham Knitters. Knitters of all skill levels meet Wednesdays. Beginners welcome. Colchester Meeting House or Burnham Memorial Library. 6-8 p.m.
Preschool music with Derek. Wednesdays. Derek brings music and fun every
Wednesday. Best for ages 3-5. 1-1:30 p.m.
Drop-in Story Time. Saturdays. A weekly selection of music and books for
children of all ages. No sign-up required. 10 a.m. Contact: 878-0313.
Toddler Story Time. Tuesdays. A weekly selection of music, rhymes and stories.
For ages 18 months-3 years. Call to sign-up. 10:30 a.m.
Preschool Story Time. Thursdays. Come for stories followed by a craft or
activity. For ages 3-6. Call to register. 10:30 a.m.
Drop-in Gentle Hatha Yoga. No class, Oct. 28. Tuesdays. Bring a mat and
enjoy poses for mindful stretching and relaxation. A registered nurse of
over 30 years, Betty Molnar is certified as a Hatha Yoga instructor from
the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago. Beginners and intermediates welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of the Burnham Library. 4:30 p.m.
Saturday Drop-in Story Time. Saturdays. A weekly selection of music and
books for children of all ages. No sign-up required. 10 a.m.
Burnham Library hours
Monday, Wednesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday: 12-5 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
898 Main Street, Colchester
Contact: 879-7576 or [email protected]
tration necessary but space is limited. First
come, first serve. BCA Print and Wheel
Studio, Burlington, Fridays 8-10 p.m. $12.
Drop-In Life Drawing Class. This drop-in life
drawing class is open to all levels and facilitated by local painter Glynnis Fawkes.
Spend the evening with other artists,
drawing one of our experienced models.
Bring drawing materials and paper. No
registration necessary. Ages 16 and up.
BCA Center, Burlington, Mondays 6:308:30 p.m. $8. Contact: 865-7166.
Free Yoga for Survivors. H.O.P.E. Works is
offering a free and confidential traumainformed yoga program for survivors of
sexual violence. Meets on the first Saturday of each month. Registration is required to attend. Laughing River Yoga,
Burlington, 1:30 p.m. Free. Contact: 8640555, x19 or [email protected]
Creative Tuesdays. Artists exercise their imaginations with recycled crafts. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 3:15-5
p.m. Contact: 865-7216.
Contact: [email protected] or
English As A Second Language Classes. Improve your English conversation skills and
meet new people. Wednesdays. Administrative Conference Room: Intermediate/
Advanced. Pickering Room, 2nd Floor: Beginners. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington,
6:30-8:30 p.m. Contact: 865-7211.
Essex Art League. Meets the first Thursday of the
month. The meeting agenda includes a business and social time, and features a guest
artist presentation. Essex Junction Congregational Church on Main Street, Essex Junction, 9-11 a.m. Visit: www.essexartleague.
Family Support Group. Outright Vermont holds
support group meetings for family members of youth going through the process of
coming out. One Sunday evening and one
Wednesday morning each month at Outright Vermont. Contact: 865-9677.
Primary medical care for newborns
through age 18
Community Wellness Day. Practitioners offer
Reiki, Shiatsu, aromatherapy, acupressure,
energy work and more to those looking to experience alternative healing. 2
Wolves Holistic Center in Vergennes, 9:30
a.m.-1:30 p.m. most Fridays. Sliding-scale
donations; preregister the Tuesday prior.
Daybreak Community Church
67 Creek Farm Plaza, Colchester VT. 05446
802-338-9118 or [email protected]
Sunday Service at 10:30am
Lead Pastor, Brent Devenney
Holy Cross Church
416 Church Road, Colchester; 863-3002
Saturday: 4:30 p.m.;
Sunday: 8:45 a.m.
Tuesday - Wednesday & Friday: 9 a.m.
For Catholics who are returning home to the Church,
welcome. We are happy that the Holy Spirit is leading you
and we are pleased to welcome you.
Come Join Us!
Islamic Society of Vermont
182 Hegeman Avenue. 655-6711
Islamic Society of Vermont. Join Imam Islam Hassan
([email protected]) for the five daily prayers. Timings at
ISVT homepage www.isvt.org The call for Friday Jumah
prayers is exactly at 1:00PM followed by Khutbah and
prayer. Additional Friday night lectures between Magrib
and Isha prayers. Weekend Islamic classes on Sundays
9:45AM-1:30PM for all children 4 years and older during the
school year. Interested non-members always welcome.
(802) 655-6711 or [email protected] or Facebook.
Malletts Bay Congregational Church UCC
1672 West Lakeshore Dr.
658-9155. Interim Rev. Marjorie MacNeill
Worship Service: Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Church School: Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
Fellowship time: Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Childcare provided.
All are welcome!
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
1063 Prim Road, 658-0533.
Rev. Lisette Baxter, Rector
Sundays: 8 a.m. & 10 a.m.,
Holy Eucharist 10 a.m.
Sunday School: Nursery & all grades
Wednesdays: 11:30 Bible class; 12:30 Holy Eucharist
For evening services & Adult Education,
check answering machine. All are always welcome.
United Church of Colchester - ABC
Rte. 2A-Village Green, 879-5442.
Pastor Josh Steely.
Worship: 10:30 A.M.
Adult Sunday School: 9:00 A.M.
Youth Sunday School during 10:30 worship;
pre-school through 11 years.
Nursery care available during worship.
Christ Centered - Family Oriented.
For more calendar events, visit
Burlington Writers Workshop. A free writing
workshop for all Vermonters. Meets every
Wednesday in downtown Burlington. Free
and open to the public. Participants must
register at meetup.com. More info: burlingtonwritersworkshop.com.
Champlain Echoes. A women’s four-part harmony chorus group seeks additional women to sing in their holiday performances.
Meetings are Monday nights. The Pines,
Aspen Drive, South Burlington, 6:30 p.m.
164 Main St • Colchester
Beginner yoga classes. Tuesdays. In lieu of a
fee, please bring a non-perishable item or
monetary donation for the Richmond Food
Shelf. Richmond Free Library, 201 Bridge
Street, Richmond, 6-7 p.m. Contact: [email protected] or 318-5570.
Cell Phones For Soldiers. Local residents can
support these collection drives by donating
their old cell phones at A. W. Rich Funeral
Home, 57 Main Street, Essex Junction or
at the American Legion, 3650 Roosevelt
Highway, Colchester. Collections accepted
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact: 849-6261.
25 years in Colchester
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Complimentary prenatal visits
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Sunday, December 7th
11a.m. – 1p.m.
• Presentations by academic departments
• Meet Rice athletic coaches and club advisors
• Self-guided school tour of renovated campus
• Student and parent ambassadors on-hand
• Details about the application process
and tuition assistance
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(802) 862-6521 ext. 235
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There are over 1,300 children in the Vermont foster care
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DEVELOPMENT REVIEW BOARD
Pursuant to Title 24 VSA, Chapter 117,
the Development Review Board will
hold a public hearing on Wednesday,
December 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the
Meeting House, 830 Main Street, to hear
the following requests under the Zoning
and Subdivision Regulations:
Preliminary Plat application of
Gardner Construction for a ten (10) unit
PUD on a 3.04 acre parcel. Property
located at 121 Macrae Road, Tax Map
40, Parcel 66.
Final Plat application of Lost
Cover Partnership/Perry Sporn to
amend a previously approved PUD.
The amendment consists of a boundary
line adjustment. Subject properties are
located at 755 and 0 Brickyard Road,
Tax Map 77, Parcels 25 and 15.
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Variance application of CVCF
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Section 2.05(H) and Article VII, Section
7.03(E) for encroachment in the front
yard and Shoreland District setback.
Property located at Thayer Beach Road,
Tax Map 52, Parcel 15.
Petroleum distributor seeks a dependable
individual who is experienced with diesel and
gasoline engines large and small. Experience
with gasoline petroleum tanks would be a plus
but not a requirement. Must have own tools with
tool allowance paid by company.
Copies of the application are available
for review at the Planning & Zoning
Office in the Colchester Municipal
Offices located on 781 Blakely Road.
Please send resume to the address listed below
or contact Bob Clark at 1-800-527-0116 ext 33.
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November 11 – 18, 2014
Tuesday, November 11
1334 Accident on College Pkwy
1428 Medical in Colchester
1512 Assist Public on Jefferson Dr
2041 Arrest on Warrant on Bay Rd
2127 Vandalism on Sharrow Cir
2141 Mental Health Issue in Colchester
2158 Welfare Check on Porters Point Rd
Wednesday, November 12
0942 Medical in Colchester
1011 Medical in Colchester
1046 Assist Public on Ethan Allen Ave
1049 Larceny on Ethan Allen Ave
1053 Suspicious Event on East Rd
1238 Suspicious Event on S Park Dr
1309 Suspicious Event on Prim Rd
1533 Assist Public on Blakely Rd
2006 Suspicious Event on Everbreeze Dr
2318 Drugs on W Lakeshore Dr
Thursday, November 13
0023 Assist K9 on Riverside Ave/Colchester Ave
0059 Assist Court Paperwork on Blakely Rd
0932 Assist Public in Colchester
0959 Accident on River St
1007 Medical in Colchester
1049 TRO/FRO Violation on Blakely Rd
1054 Suspicious Event on Blakely Rd
1203 Suspicious Event on Blakely Rd
1405 Fraud on Lower Mountain View Dr
1708 Medical in Colchester
1720 Accident on Roosevelt Hwy/
I89 Exit 16 NB
2123 Larceny on Lower Mountain View Dr
Friday, November 14
0431 Suspicious Event on Bessette Dr
0701 Medical in Colchester
0853 Assist Court Paperwork on Blakely Rd
0941 Suspicious Event on Roosevelt Hwy
1016 Accident on Mountain View Dr
1029 Suspicious Event on Bean Rd
1148 Suspicious Event on Bean Rd
1423 Threats/Harassment on Gilman Cir
1440 Citizen Dispute on Ashford Ln
2123 Suspicious Event on Hercules Dr
2214 Medical in Colchester
2216 Threats/Harassment on Belwood Ave
2300 Medical in Colchester
2347 Suicidal Subject/Suicide Attempt
Saturday, November 15
0329 Threats/Harassment on Roosevelt Hwy
0543 Medical in Colchester
0813 Burglary on Hercules Dr
1104 Suspicious Event on Blakely Rd
1142 Medical in Colchester
1150 Larceny on S Park Dr
1519 Assist Agency on Bean Rd
1524 Assist Agency on Bean Rd
1758 Larceny on S Park Dr
1845 Suspicious Event on Porters Point Rd
1929 Suspicious Event on Prim Rd
2029 Larceny on Main St
2130 Medical in Colchester
2302 Medical in Colchester
Sunday, November 16
0007 Intoxication on Alumni Corner
0142 Simple Assault on Porters Point Rd
0153 Assist Agency on North Ave
0411 Citizen Dispute on S Park Ave
0553 Suspicious Event on College Pkwy
0717 Suspicious Event on Middle Rd
1005 Larceny on East Rd
1146 Welfare Check in W Lakeshore Dr/Prim Rd
1844 Assist Agency on Malletts Bay Ave/
Valley Field Dr
Monday, November 17
0325 Assist Public on Barbara Ter
0713 Accident on Roosevelt Hwy/Mountain
0720 Threats/Harassment on Mt Sterling Ave
0845 Assist Public on Ledge Rd
0934 Assist Public on Orchard Dr
1155 Retail Theft on Mountain View Dr
1210 Drugs on Porters Point Rd
1212 Assist Public on Ethan Allen Ave
1258 Suspicious Event on Horizon View Dr
1317 Medical in Colchester
1327 Assist Motorist on Church Rd/
Holy Cross Rd
1350 Accident on College Pkwy/Ethan Allen Ave
1505 Assist Public on Pine Ln
1715 Disturbance on S Park Ln
1916 Larceny on Perimeter Dr
Tuesday, November 18
0742 Accident on Wiley Rd
0800 Medical in Colchester
0803 Domestic Assault in Colchester
0833 Accident on W Lakeshore Dr
0843 Assist Public on Stone Dr
0930 Suspicious Event on Main St
0956 Suspicious Event in Colchester
1014 Suspicious Event on Longmeadow Village
1018 Suspicious event on W Lakeshore Dr
1048 TRO/FRO Service on Blakely Rd
1101 Larceny on Roosevelt Hwy
Total Incidents: 221
For more information about
these and other incidents,
Colchester Police Department
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6. Comprised or
9. Attention grabber
15. Corner joint
17. Mauna ___, Hawaii
18. Be theatrical
19. *He arrived with a
puff of smoke?
21. “___ and ____,”
1992 Tom Cruise movie
23. *Former Haiti
President, “Baby ___”
24. To clean corn
28. Redecorate, e.g.
30. Vandalizing a car
35. Donkey sound
37. Push for something
39. “_____ de
40. Fit of shivering
41. *He annexed most
43. C in COGS
44. Food-grinding tooth
46. Spanish surrealist
47. MCL spot
48. Sung before games
50. Suggestive of
52. *Kim Yo Jong to
Kim Jong Un
53. Praise or glorify
57. *”Wizard of
61. *Head of Her
65. Tear jerker
66. ET’s craft
68. Shade of violet
69. Rosie’s connector
70. It’s collapsable in
72. Donald and Ivana,
73. Clinton ___
74. _____ of film, pl.
1. Bone to pick
2. Jewish month
4. Change, as in U.S.
6. Stir fry pans
7. Leave speechless
8. Big mess
9. Extra long stable
10. Stash in the hold
11. ___ _ good example
12. Deuce topper
20. Freeze over
24. With bound limbs
25. *Leader of the Free
26. Ar on Periodic
27. “The _____ in Our
29. ____ set, in a band
31. Exclamation for
32. Religious paintings
34. *One of biggest
philanthropists in the
38. De Valera’s land
42. Marilyn Monroe’s
original given name
45. Give in to pressure
49. Dojo turf
51. Cry like an animal
54. 180 on a road
56. *Begin and Sadat
signed a _____ treaty
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are aware of turkey’s ability to induce
feelings of relaxation, particularly when
eaten in abundance at the Thanksgiving
dinner table. Turkey contains the amino
acid tryptophan, which plays a role in
triggering production of serotonin.
Serotonin can induce feelings of relaxation
A serving of turkey is only
161 calories and contains just four grams
of fat, which is low in saturated fat.
Turkey is an excellent source of B vitamins,
including B3, B6 and B12. Having enough
B3, also known as niacin, is important
for overall health, and higher levels of
niacin can improve cholesterol levels and
lower a person’s risk for cardiovascular
disease. B6 is also called pyridoxine.
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certain neurotransmitters, including
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transmit signals in the brain. Important for
neurological health, B12 helps decrease
levels of homocysteine, which can
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Thanksgiving is coming, along
with all the family, fun and fixin’s.
Although the tryptophan in turkey
can cause sleepiness there are many
other reasons this holiday’s main
course is worth every bite.
PROTEIN Turkey is often
overshadowed by other meats in
refrigerated display cases, but it remains
an excellent source of protein in a lowfat package. A typical 3.4- to four-ounce
serving of skinless turkey breast (about
the size of a deck of cards) contains
around 30 grams of protein, providing
about 65 percent of the average person’s
recommended daily allotment of protein.
Protein helps the body feel full and serves
many essential functions in the body.
Proteins regulate the entry of nutrients
through cell walls, help the body grow and
help it to generate antibodies that fight
may not know turkey contains selenium,
which is key to healthy thyroid function.
It also helps boost the immune system by
playing a role in the body’s antioxidant
defense system. Selenium may help
eliminate free radicals in the body that
would otherwise contribute to cancer risk.
Some of the most dramatic changes
of aging can be centered on the holidays.
Each family has its own customs.
Whether that means placing an ancient
and honored menorah in the front
window, or being the first house on
Main Street to light and decorate a tree
in the big bay window, these are ways
we define ourselves as individuals and
Time can force changes on us in
different ways. Over the course of years,
we may have to adapt to celebrations in
new places, with new people, or without
some of the loved ones who were the
center of our traditions.
Kids are supposed to grow up and
away. In the best of situations, our little
ones will be adapting our traditions in
the homes they build for families of
their own. This can mean some trips to
grandparents’ for the holidays and some
grandparents traveling for the holidays.
Beyond the changes our children’s
growing up brings, are the more
challenging ones aging brings to us.
Decorating every room in a large house
is fine when you are in your 30’s, but
the further you get past 50, the longer
each of those rooms takes. This brings
the conversation to moving to an agingappropriate home.
Traditions are not always portable.
I found this out in re-locating from a
Victorian on Main Street to a Colonial
on a quiet cul-de-sac. Imagine my
shock on the Fourth of July when no
parade marched past the house. It wasn’t
something I had thought through. After
an unsettled hour or two, I got my
expectations re-adjusted to a complete
day off, gardening with patriotic music
on my iPod.
Now, the holidays are coming and
we already know a lot of the decorations
won’t fit in our new home. The tree
will be 8 feet tall at best, no children
are expected to visit, and we will be
traveling to family rather than the other
The prospect of all this change
and the loss of so many time-honored
traditions can create ambivalent feelings.
Part of me is relieved at less work and
more time to relax and enjoy the season,
but another part never really expected
anything to change. Deep in the back of
my mind is a Norman Rockwell picture
featuring me in a comfortable, old chair,
surrounded by familiar things and doting
loved ones. This year there will be a new
picture and in five years that will likely
have become the tradition I value so
Aging-in-place doesn’t happen by
accident. It comes with change, but that
doesn’t change the happiness of the
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“We are going to be a little young and
limited in experience this year. We lost six
seniors from last year’s team and there
was a lot of offense in that group. We will
need to learn how to manufacture goals
this season and win ugly sometimes. We
are experienced on the back end with
Erik Swan and Jake Rocheleau in goal. We
also have several returning defenseman,
although the loss of Jared Antoniak for the
Head coach of the
season will not help us. Garrett St. Pierre and
boys’ hockey team Jake Stebbins will have to take over Jared’s role on and
PHOTO | COURTESY off the ice. We have several returning forwards led by
Jared Rylant, Tate Hamblett, Sam Corman and Andrew
St. Pierre. These four will have to be our go to guys for
offense and help the new players to fit into our systems
and our team.”
Head coach Joe Maheux
First game: Dec. 5 vs.
BFA St. Albans at 7 p.m.
Last Year’s Record- 9-12
The Colchester alpine ski team poses for a photo.
PHOTO | COURTESY KEVIN OSE
Head coach Kevin Ose
First race: Jan. 7 vs. Lamoille @ Smuggler’s
Notch at 12 p.m.
Head coach Morgan Semler
First race: Dec. 13 vs. BFA
St. Albans at Crafstbury
at 10:30 p.m.
“This is my fourth year coaching the Alpine
Team at CHS. We’ve made some excellent
progress in the past three years and I
see this year as no different. I hope
we can continue to improve our
race results, and we are striving
for more consistency. We have
also grown with new racers each
year and we have a good core
of experienced racers. Our goal is
for both the boys’ and girls’ teams to both
qualify for the Vermont State Championships
at our NVAC Districts in late February. Our
boys’ team qualified for the States last year
– the first time in many years – and Abby
Harrington qualified individually for the
second year in a row.”
Head coach Lindsay Ellis
First game- Friday, Dec. 5
vs. CVU at 5:30 p.m. in the
Last year’s record-18-5. Dance
First meet: Jan. 1 vs.
Colchester at 1 p.m.
“We have strong senior
leadership returning but are
looking for players to step up
this year and fill important roles
on our team, as we graduated
nine seniors. The girls in our
program have been working
hard, and we’re anticipating a
competitive season.” I
Head coach Callie Douglass
First race: Dec. 13 vs. BFA St. Albans
@ Crafstbury at 10:30 a.m.
“The Colchester girls’ nordic
team should be competitive this
season, having retained all of
our state meet competitors from
last year. We have some strong
returning athletes in our seniors
and juniors. I anticipate some of our
younger skiers will be working their
way up as they get more racing time
this season. We’re excited to have a
more experienced group of athletes
Head coach Bob LeHouiller
First game: Dec. 3 vs. Northfield
at 4:30 p.m.
Last year’s record: 13-8;
lost in Semi-Finals
“This year begins a new era for
Colchester girls’ hockey, and I’m
really looking forward to it. We
are excited about our merge with
Burlington High School. Girls from
both programs have skated with
each other in the past in youth
hockey, so it will be great to have
them reunited back on the ice. I
expect the team to be a contender
Head coach of the girls’ nordic ski
team Callie Douglass.
PHOTO | CALLIE DOUGLASS
The Colchester Sun | Thursday, November 20, 2014
THIS WEEK IN
offensive boards, and two blocks. Crawford went past the
900-point mark for his career behind 15 points and three assists,
shooting 3-of-3 from distance. Bonds totaled 12 points and 16
caroms, including nine on the offensive end, in 20 minutes off
the bench, and Thompson had 12 points and five rebounds while
Altidor and Mike Schreiner each notched an assist. Donzanti
recorded a 14-save shutout for the second clean sheet of his
Women’s ice hockey (1-4, 1-3) wins in overtime at the
University of New England
The St. Michael’s College women’s ice hockey team split
a pair of road Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC)
Women’s basketball (2-0) claims pair of victories in
East contests over the weekend. The Purple Knights fell to the
DoubleTree Tip-Off Classic
Field hockey (9-9, 5-6) wins in overtime during season finale
University of Southern Maine, 3-1, on Friday and then won in
The St. Michael’s College women’s basketball team opened
The regionally-ranked St. Michael’s College field hockey
overtime for a 3-2 victory at the University of New England on
its regular season with two home wins in the DoubleTree Tipteam had both of its games go into overtime in a 1-1 showing
Off Classic. The Purple Knights beat Queens (New York)
last week in Northeast-10 Conference action during the
At Southern Maine, sophomore Erin Dwyer scored for the
College, 60-58 on Friday, and then topped nationally-regarded
team’s final week of play. The Purple Knights lost to Bentley
Purple Knights with assists from senior Fernanda Saavedra and
Holy Family (Penn.) University, 68-63, on Saturday. A qualifier
University, 2-1, on Tuesday, but rebounded to beat Southern
junior Amanda Kempainen. Sophomore goalie Abby Burke
for 10 of the last 11 NCAA Tournaments, Holy Family received
Connecticut State University, 2-1, on Saturday. Ranked fifth in
collected 12 saves in the loss. a vote toward the latest USA
the latest NCAA East Region poll, the Purple Knights finished
At the University of New
TODAY national poll.
the season 9-9 overall and 5-6 in the NE-10, putting together
England, Kempainen scored the
Against Queens, the Purple
their highest win totals since 2008 but fell short of a postseason
game-winning goal 2:50 into
Knights erased a 20-point secondbid.
overtime as the Purple and Gold
half deficit to win their season
Against Bentley, sophomore Carolyn Avery scored with
claimed its first win of the season.
opener. First-year Leah Spencer had
Friday, November 21
29 seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime for St.
Kempainen finished the day with
17 points on 6-of-9 shooting with
Swimming & Diving @ North Country
Michael’s, which sustained its seventh one-goal setback this fall, seven rebounds in her college debut
two goals, with Dwyer netting the
Invitational @ SUNY Potsdam, 4 p.m.
before the Falcons scored the winner in the 77th minute. Senior
other St. Michael’s tally. Saavedra,
for St. Michael’s, which hosted a
Men’s Ice Hockey @ New England College,
Jackie Chisholm up four saves, and junior Megan Deschaine had tournament for the 30th time since
junior Emily Loebs, sophomore
Lauren Sullivan and first-year Sierra
the 1977-78 season. Senior Maggie
Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Franklin Pierce,
At Southern Connecticut State, senior Samantha Burns
Hannough all provided assists.
Sabine posted 10 points and 10
finished a three-point day by netting the game winner 3:12 into
Sophomore goalie Tina Frasca
rebounds for her fourth double overtime on the final touch of her career. Burns posted a goal
picked up 34 saves for the win.
double as a Purple Knight, and she
Saturday, November 22
and an assist to finish the year with six goals and four assists,
also reached the 900-point plateau
Swimming & Diving @ North Country
nearly doubling her career totals of four tallies and 10 points that in her 66th career game between
Swimming & diving teams split
she had entering the fall. Deschaine also scored, while senior
Invitational @ SUNY Potsdam, 10 a.m.
dual meet at Clarkson, women’s
Central Maine Community College
Sarah Healey made nine saves. St. Michael’s finished with a
team beats Merrimack
and St. Michael’s. Junior Makenzie
school-record 17 defensive saves while turning in its highest
The St. Michael’s College
Burud had nine points and a careersave percentage (.851) since 2001 and best goals-against average high six steals, first-year Tomi
Championship in Nashua, N.H., 1:15 p.m.
women’s swimming and diving
(1.62) since 2006.
(men), 2:30 p.m. (women)
team recorded two wins over the
Akinpetide posted seven points, and
weekend and improved to 3-1 on
sophomore Indira Evora dished off
Men’s basketball (1-1) begins regular-season schedule with
Women’s Basketball vs.
the season, while the men dropped
split at St. Thomas Aquinas Classic
Southern New Hampshire, 1:30 p.m.*
their lone meet of the week and now
Against Holy Family, the Purple
The St. Michael’s College men’s basketball team split a pair
stand at 1-2. The women topped
and Gold used a 13-0 run to break
Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Holy Cross,
of games at the St. Thomas Aquinas College Classic over the
Merrimack College, 132-80, on
open a three-point game early in the
weekend. The Purple Knights topped the host and defending
Friday and then won at Clarkson
second half before holding on to
East Coast Conference (ECC) Championship runner-up St.
University, 124-101, on Saturday,
beat the Tigers for the first time in
Men’s Basketball vs.
Thomas Aquinas, 92-80, on Saturday before yielding the tiewhile the men fell to Clarkson, 132four meetings. Sabine recorded 15
breaking bucket with 1.8 seconds remaining in a 79-77 loss to
points, nine rebounds, three assists
Molloy (N.Y.) College on Sunday.
Men’s Ice Hockey @ St. Anselm, 4 p.m.*%
Against Merrimack, in a meet
and two steals. Senior Kelly Frappier
Against St. Thomas Aquinas, six Purple Knights scored in
that included only 13 events,
shot 5-of-6 for 12 points with seven
* Northeast-10 Conference Event
double figures, led by senior Corey Crawford II’s 21 points on
including no diving competitions,
rebounds, and Burud posted 12
% ECAC East Event
7-of-12 shooting. He added game-high-tying figures of nine
St. Michael’s won 11 races.
points and five boards. Evora turned
rebounds and five assists. Classmate Mike Holton Jr. totaled 13
Junior Julie Shea played a role
in 11 points, four assists and three
points while hitting all eight free throw tries, and senior James
in four, including winning the
steals, and Spencer notched seven
Cambronne had 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting. Senior Dom
50-yard freestyle and the 100points and four caroms off the
Ditlefsen added 11 points and five assists while hitting three
yard breaststroke. She also swam for the winning 200 free
threes, and classmate Mike Thompson was a perfect 3-of-3
and 200-yard medley relays. During the 200 medley, she
from beyond the arc for 10 points while dishing four helpers.
sided with senior Kim Brady, sophomore Lindsay McNall
Men’s ice hockey (3-1, 2-1 ECAC East, 1-0 NE-10) posts two
Sophomore Matt Bonds turned in 10 points and nine rebounds
of Colchester and first-year Theresa Murphy before joining
wins against ECAC East Competition
off the bench. St. Michael’s shot 12-of-20 from three-point
Murphy, sophomore Katrina Wiesner and first-year Sammy
The St. Michael’s College men’s ice hockey team knocked
range, 63.0 percent overall and 22-of-27 on freebies. The visitors off both of its opponents during Eastern College Athletic
Sidorakis during the 200 free relay. The Purple Knights also
also held a 39-16 rebounding advantage.
had the runner-up quartets in both races, including as Brady,
Conference (ECAC) East play on Friday and Saturday. The
Against Molloy, Cambronne had a game-high-tying 19
senior Steph Nadow and first-years Ally Fischang and Coral
Purple and Gold topped the University of New England, 3-2, on
points for the Purple Knights thanks to a 4-of-5 three-point
Santos were second in the 200 free relay. Fischang, Sidorakis,
Friday and then beat the University of Southern Maine, 2-0, on
performance in addition to notching nine rebounds, five
sophomore Lauren Wheaton and first-year Katherine Lecce
were second in the 200 medley relay. Nadow won the 50-yard
Against the University of
butterfly and the 100-yard backstroke, followed by Sidorakis in
New England, senior William
second during the 100 back. Wiesner touched the wall first in the
Côté and sophomore Danny
100 free, with Fischang taking the runner-up spot. Fischang was
Divis both recorded one goal
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victorious in the 100 fly, with senior Olivia Hamilton second.
and one assist, and first-year
Hamilton won the 200-yard individual medley, with Santos
Eric Salzillo netted another
taking second place in that event in addition to the 50 fly and
marker. Seniors Mark Higgins,
200 free. McNall won the 50 back, and Sidorakis was second.
AJ Pieprzak and Jeremy Wong
Wheaton won the 50-yard breaststroke and placed second in the
and sophomore Josh Dickman
just off I89 exit 17
registered assists. Senior goalie 100 breast, Lecce was second in the 50 free, and first-year Betsy
Portch took second in the 500 free.
Dave Donzanti collected 28
At Clarkson, McNall won three events, including placing
saves for the win.
first in the 200-meter individual medley and during the
Against Southern Maine,
Dickman and Divis both scored 100-meter backstroke, edging out second-place Nadow in the
a goal, while juniors Kevin
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Essex Art League Small Picture Show.
Original watercolor, oil, acrylic and
photography. All work is small size
with small prices. Great Vermont-made
Christmas gifts. On display through
Dec. 4. Burnham Library, Colchester.
Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 10
a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday,
10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 12-5 p.m.;
Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday, Closed.
Last week to see
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Craft vendors will sell handmade products from countries
all over the world including Thailand, Vietnam, India,
China, Russia, Tibet, Congo, Madascar, Ecuador, Poland,
Zimbabwe, Haiti, Nicaragua, Poland, Kenya, Uganda,
Uzbekistan, Turkey and more. Food vendors will include
Café Istanbul, Green Mountain Cassava, Jamaican Soul
Cuisine, Sherpa Kitchen, Say Sambusa and others.
“150 Minutes.” A show featuring the
recent works by artist Scottie Raymond
who goes by the alias, eSKae1. Initially
inspired by his recent success in the
Magic Hat Wall to Canvas competition,
where each artist is given 150 minutes
to complete a piece of art. Building off
of this concept, eSKae1 created a series
of 150 minute “instantly produced art.”
The pieces are inspired and informed
by the visual and literary artists of
the Beat generation. Raymond uses
mixed media, primarily spray cans, to
build and position juxtaposed layers,
ultimately culminating in an individual
character. Exhibit runs through Dec. 31.
Magic Hat Art Space, South Burlington.
Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday, 10
a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.7p.m.; Sunday, 12-5 p.m. Information:
There will be two stages of entertainment featuring Grup
Anwar, Longford Row, a Congolese chorus, Twibukanye,
Arunima Gasputa, Akoma drummers, groups from China,
Italy, Korea, Burundi, Tibet and more.
VT International Festival readies for 22nd year
he Vermont International Festival will celebrate
its 22nd year of showcasing the diversity of
Vermont with arts, crafts, food, dance and
musical performances representing cultures
from all over the world from Dec. 5-7 at the Champlain
Valley Exposition in Essex Junction. There is unlimited, free
parking and it is handicapped-accessible. CCTA provides
public bus service to the Champlain Valley Exposition
Friday, Dec. 5 is Children’s Day, when busloads of children
from all over Vermont experience firsthand the excitement
of having a passport stamped by all of the countries
represented at this celebration of the arts. The festival will
be open to the public Friday evening 5-8 p.m., Saturday 10
a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets will be on
sale at the door: $7 for adults; $5 for children 6- to 12-years-
old; $5 for seniors (65+); $20 family pass; children under 6
are free. Admission is good for the entire weekend.
For more information, visit vermontinternationalfestival.com.
For more listings
Rylee Murray, of
Colchester, will be in the
of the Albany Berkshire
Ballet’s The Nutcracker
on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 7
p.m. at the Flynn Theatre
VSO Holiday Pops. The Vermont
Symphony Orchestra presents a holiday
concert including two sleigh rides, a
skating party, and a sojourn through
the Twelve Days of Christmas. Work
from Burlington composer T.L. Read
as well as excerpts from “Messiah” and
“The Nutcracker,” traditional carols,
a sing-a-long, and a celestial harp
round out the evening. Concert runs
through December 14. Flynn Theater
for The Performing Arts, Burlington,
7:30 p.m. Adults $15-$52; Students $9.
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Colchester High School 2014-2015
Quarter 1 Honor Roll
Cole St. Peter
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Emergency Food Shelf
The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf is asking the
community to help provide 3,000 turkeys for food-insecure
families in Chittenden County. Thanksgiving is just around the
corner, and no family should go hungry on this holiday.
The food shelf is also looking for donated turkey fixings
such as boxed mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce,
pumpkin pie filling, corn, rolls and green beans.
Thanks to the generosity of community supporters, the
Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf has been able to keep pace
with the growing demand for services. Since there has been a
steady increase of new
people accessing the
Food Shelf, it is
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Mondays through Fridays
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food because they could
not afford healthier
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down food or drinks,” “56 percent of households report having
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Vermont Commons School, in South 93 percent or higher are awarded High
Burlington, recognizes those students Honors.
with a quarterly GPA of at least 87
Elliot Carey, of Colchester, was
percent with a placement on the school’s named to the Vermont Commons School
Roll. Students with a GPA of Honor
Roll for the