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2B -Th Buriington (Vt.) N Ptm, Soturdoy, Octobf 21 , 1989 Heavy rains flood southern Vermont By Lisa Scagliotti Free Press Staff Writer Local officials in southern Vermont battled heavy rains Friday night clearing clogged culverts, closing roads and even evacuating neighborhoods. By 9:30 p.m. flood warnings had been issued for Windham, Windsor and Rutland counties, according to Scott Reynolds of the National Weather Service at the Burlington International Airport. Reynolds was not sure how long the warnings would last but said Friday's rainfall reports for southern Vermont ranged from 2 to 3.5 inches. lAct 200 battled in Senate By Betsy Liley Free Press Staff Writer Another log has been thrown on the fire in the disagreement over the state's new growth-management law. Last month, Sen. Jeb Spaulding. l Washington, wrote his 29 colleagues, asking them to sign a petition in support of Act 200. He called efforts to repeal Act 200 "intent on dividing and polarizing Vermonters." Fourteen senators have signed his letter and at least a half dozen have decided not to sign. Meanwhile, Sen. John Mc- Claughry, R-Caledonia, responded with a two-page letter that he sent to the remaining senators. "Rarely have I seen such a patronizing, self-righteous pronouncement. Jeb, this is a democracy despite some of the best torts of some of those who label themselves 'Democrats' to destroy fwhat is left of it," McClaughry wrote. "If anyone is responsible for dividing and polarizing, it is those who conceived this monstrosity and drove it through to passage," he continued in his letter. M McClaughry compared the V move to repeal Act 200 to a move by Vermonters to repeal the fugitive slave law. "Fortunately the friends of human freedom had no intention of being constructive," he wrote. Spaudling, who noted his friendship with McClaughry, said, f "Basically we have a difference of opinion here. I'm thinking that we J-ahould consider all serious sugges . tions to improve Act 200." M But much of what Act 200 opponents have done is not constructive, he said. Some senators have resisted signing his petition, Spaulding said because "they're not wanting to raise the level of bitterness here." Spaulding is confident that the ; Senate would not repeal Act 200. fj ''The chances of repeal of Act 200 are nonexistent." Just before 7 p.m. Black Mountain Road was partially closed in Brattleboro after a portion of it was washed out by heavy rains. Shortly afterward, the fire department evacuated six families from mobile homes at the Mountain Home Trailer Park in the west end of town. Police said residents were able to find shelter with friends and relatives. Others were not so lucky. About a dozen others from Melrose Terrace were evacuated at about 8 p.m., police said. Red Cross volunteers provided shelter for that group at the Gibson Aiken Center on Main Street. Much of the flooding in Brattleboro happened along the Whetstone Brook, police said. A foot of water was reported on a 100-foot section of Main Street in Brattleboro at 7 p.m. Windham County sheriffs were fielding many requests to close washed-out roads Friday night in Brookline, Athens and Putney. Dispatchers said culverts clogged with leaves were a problem as well as overflowing roadside streams. In Newfane, road officials were being called out to close Parish Hill Road, where water had carved a gash in the center of the road about 2 feet wide and 2'i feet deep, officials said. State Police in Rockingham reported that many back roads had washed out by 9 p.m. Other roads were being closed, particularly U.S. 5 in Westminster, the Baltimore Road in Weathersfield and the Sylvan Road in Grafton. No accidents, however, were reported in the area, police said. The Ottauquechee River also was running high, the weather service said. In Rutland, police reported heavy water flow in the streets but no major flooding. In Rutland County, the Free man Brook in McDermottville was reported over its banks. Other low-lying side streets in Rutland City were flooded. Reynolds said the northern sections of the state might not be spared the heavy rains but most of the severe downpours would taper off by mid-morning. Both today and Sunday would see scattered showers with temperatures on the cool side. "Some of those showers may be of the white stuff," he added. The Associated Press contributed to this report. 9HB aaaaaaaaB aaaaaaaal The Associated Press Whale watch Two whale tails jut out of the landscape near Interstate 89 in Randolph. The tails are a sculpture titled 'Reverence' by artist James Sardonis of Randolph. The sculpture, made of black granite, stands 1 2 feet tall and was commissioned by the Vermont Environmental Law Foundation to emphasize the group's commitment to environmental protection. Kunin seeks $50 million for land, housing By Michael Tighe The Associated Press MONTPELIER - Gov. Made leine Kunin said Friday that it will be difficult to win legislative approval for her proposed $50 million fund for preserving land and building affordable housing. "It's a large amount to ask for right now," Kunin said. "We don't know if it will be approved." The $50 million would finance the state's Housing and Conservation Trust Fund during the next 10 years. The fund seeks to preserve agricultural land from development and also finance the construction of affordable housing. Gustave Seelig, executive director of the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, which administers the fund, said the Legislature will consider numer ous funding programs in the upcoming session, and Kunin's proposal may lose out. "It will be a long and difficult debate in tight fiscal times," Seelig said. "I'm hopeful that the initiative will be well-received." Even if Kunin's proposal is passed, former Democratic state Scudder Parker of St. Johnsbury, said it will not be enough. Parker said the state needs between $15 million and $20 million annually to meet the demand for affordable housing. Parker said Kunin's $50 million proposal will barely last two years. "Let's not kid ourselves," he said. Kunin, Seelig and Parker were among those attending a day-long conference in Montpelier on land conservation and affordable hous ing. The governor told the gathering the state has spent $17 million since 1988 to finance 108 projects. Advocates say those projects have protected 21,697 acres and financed construction of 1,075 affordable housing units. However, Commissioner of Housing and Community Affairs Steve Holmes said a 1986 study shows the state needs to build about 4,000 units of affordable housing a year to meet the demand. Holmes could not say how many affordable housing units the state has. Kunin said her proposed $50 million appropriation could be leveraged to buy land worth several times more. She said the $17 million has so far been used to preserve $75 million worth of land. "We should use the money to leverage," Kunin said. "That's the Boy in critical condition after shooting The Associated Press MALONE, N.Y. - A 12-year-old boy who was accidentally shot in the head with his stepfather's gun remained in critical condition Friday at a Vermont hospital, police said. Peter Campbell was hospitalized at Medical Center Hospi tal of Vermont in Burlington for a single gunshot wound to the forehead, hospital officials said. Malone Village police said Campbell was shot at 8:30 a.m. Thursday with a .38-caliber revolver while he and a friend, identified by police only as Shawn Hanna, were at home alone before going to school. The two boys are classmates at the Malone Middle School across the street from the Campbell apartment, police said. Authorities have refused to say where the boys found the weapon or what they were doing when it went off. Death Notices and Funerals Held Paid classified advertising key." Parker said the state should look to other, permanent sources of funding for the program. His proposals include raising the state income tax or creating a higher property tax on second homes to finance the program. Seelig agreed. "I think there will be a need for some sort of tax increase," he said. Seelig said the $50 million appropriation, if passed by the Leg-islature, would likely be supplemented by another $50 million in property transfer taxes. However, the tax generated $3 million last year while Seelig's board spent $12 million last year and expects to spend $14 million next year. "The need goes well beyond that," he said. Boy injured when ATV flips in pit MIDDLEBURY - An 11-year-old boy was hurt when the all-terrain vehicle he was riding in a gravel pit flipped Thursday. Adam Forbes, 11, suffered broken bones in his face and wrist during the 4 p.m. accident near the east side of Vermont 116 in Middlebury, Officer Ruth Fer-nandes said. The youth, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken to Porter Medical Center in Middlebury for treatment and was later released. S JOHN T. WYNNE JR. 4v John T. Wynne Jr., 63, of 6 Ledge mere St., Burlington, died early Thursday morning, Oct. 19, 1989, at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. IjaJ He was born in Colchester, June 8, 1926, the son of John T. dnd Mary C. (Gorman) Wynne Sr. Ho was a graduate of Cathedral High School Class of 1946 and attended St. Michael's College. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Christ the 1 King parish and a member of VFW Howard riant cost J2. He is survived by his daughter, Mary Katharine Wynne, of Wind tor, Conn.,- two brothers, David F. Wynne and his wife, Carolyn, of j Professional Announcements John R. Fitzgerald, M.D. 28 S. Williams St., Burlington, VT, announces the closing of his medical practice as of October 31, 1989. Patients should notify his office in writing if they wish to have their records transferred to another physician. Telephone 863-5734. Urology Associates, Inc. announces the retirement of Henry T. Tulip, M.D effective November 1, 1989. The members of Urology Associates have enjoyed their association with Dr. Tulip over these many years. Dr. Thomas L. Jackson will continue to provide follow up for Dr. Tulip's patients. Appointments with Dr. Jackson may be made through the Burlington Office of Urology Associates. Patients may call 863-2884 for appointments and records. Glastonbury, Conn., and Robert W. Wynne of Burlington. He was predeceased by a daughter, Jean Wynne, in 1968. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in Christ the King Roman Catholic Church. Burial will follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the American Red Cross, in care of Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234-6200. Visiting hours will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington. COLEEN Z. VIUANTI Coleen Z. Villanti, 40, of 20 Reynolds Drive, Colchester, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 1989, at her She was born in Burlington, May 28, 1949, the daughter of Andrew and Marie (Mitchell) Zelo- nis. She graduated from Cham-plain Valley Union High School in 1967 ana attended Champlain College. She was married in Burlington on Aug. 17, 1968, to Michael J. Villanti. She worked for many years with the Villanti and Sons Printers Inc. in Williston. She is survived by her husband, Michael; one daughter, Melissa, of Colchester; her parents, Andrew- and Marie Zelonis of Florida; her maternal grandfather, Merrill Mitchell, of Richmond; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Anthony and Julia Villanti of Burlington; several aunts, uncles and cousins. t Memorial services will be held Monday, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m. in St. Stephen Church in Winooski. There will be no visiting hours. Interment will be in Lake View Cemetery in Burlington. Friends who wish may send donations to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale St., Box 318, Memphis, Tenn. 38101. Arrangements are by the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski. AMHERST H. LOWE WATERVILLE Amherst H. Lowe, 74, died Thursday afternoon, Oct. 19, 1989, at his home in Waterville. He was born in Montpelier, Jan. 24, 1915, the son of Wilbur and Sarah (Rublee) Lowe. Mr. Lowe had been a resident of Waterville and a ham radio operator for more than 30 years. Before his retirement, Mr. Lowe had been employed by the U.S. government as a master electrician at the Air Force radar base in St. Albans for more than 30 years. He was predeceased by his wife, Ardelle (Tatro) Lowe. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 1 a.m. in the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Avenue in Enosburg Falls with the Rev. Edward Hackett officiating. Interment will follow in the Waterville Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to the Vermont Regional Cancer Center, 1 S. Prospect St., Burlington 05401. FLORA M. RAINE EAST HI6HGATE Flora M. Raine, 83, the wife of Scott Raine and a resident of this area for 20 years, passed away Thursday morning, Oct. 19, 1989, at the Medical Center Hospital of Ver mont. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 1 a.m. at the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton, with interment following in the family lot in St. Louis Cemetery in Highgate Center. Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Gifts in Mrs. Raine's memory may be made to the Highgate Volunteer Fire Department, in care of Chief Douglas Rollo, Highgate Center 05459. DOROTHY DUPREY SARGENT KEENE, N.H. Mrs. Dorothy Duprey Sargent died Sept. 27, 1989. She was predeceased by her husband, William Sargent, in 1980. She was the daughter of George and Ethel (Thompson) Duprey. Graveside services will be held today at 1 p.m. in Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol, Vt. Family and friends are invited to attend. Funerals Held BURLINGTON SAVAGE, Sadie Isabel A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday at 1 1 a.m. in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Bernard Messier officiating. Interment followed in Grand Isle Cemetery with Father Messier reading committal prayers. Bearers were Richard Savage, Lloyd and George Bachand, Bruce Elie, Stephen Sumner arid Irish Roach. Deaths LOWE, Amherst H., 74, Waterville, Thursday; was a ham radio operator tor more than 30 years. RAINE, Flora M., 83, East Highgate, Thursday. SARGENT, Dorothy Duprey, Keene, N.H., Sept. 27. VILLANTI, Coleen Z 40, Colchester, Thursday; worked for many years with Villanti and Sons Printers Inc. In Williston. WYNNE, John T. Jr., 63, 6 Ledge-mere St., Thursday. Rummage Sale Christ the King Gym Locust St., Burlington, VT FrMay, Oct IStk 9 3S AM-M FN SatmnUy, Oct. Slit :M AM-Nooa J VILLA'S J A ANTIQUE AUCTION 4, CrMk Farm Plaza A J Rt 7, Colchaitaf, VT Sunday 3-6 Antique furniture, oak desk, oak chairs. glassware, art deco floor iamp, large dog A traveling kennel, crib and other baby items. A i jewelry, coins, pictures, framed prints, books 7 collectibles, wicker hamper, sleeping bag. A tents. Kirby vacuum, speakers, burton tins. A antique tools, groceries, office copying . equipment, steel desk, many other interesting 5 A" 't8- A Wanted paintings, prints, pictures. j, Call Lynn Villa ? A 862-5839 and 876-0850 A Let us help you plan menus TUESDAY The Burlington Free Press THE 4TH ANNUAL McAUCTION TO BENEFIT THE RONALD McDONALD HOUSE OF BURLINGTON, VT TOMORROW, 10 AM (preview 9 AM) RAMADA INN WILLISTON RD., SO. BURLINGTON Something for everyone! , j Values $10 to $1000 Sale conducted by Auctioneers Torn. Hirchak and Tom Curley. All proceeds to benefit "The House That Love Built". Plan to spend the whole day. This ad courtesy of: ' "mf Kelco Disposal, South Burlington SATURDAY ONLY Fresh Swordfish $49? Fresh Skin-On $J4Q Haddock Fillets w arry INDEPENDENT FOOD COMPANY'S WAREHOUSE FOOD OUTLET South Champlain Street. Burlington. VT One block up from Maple St, Dock, 862-7376 123 Park Street. Rutland. VT THE VILLAGE PUMPHOUSE RESTAURANT Closed this evening for a private party. Open Tues.-Sat. Join us for dinner. Wheel Horse Whf fl Morsf is a subsidiary of Why Buy An '89 When You Can Buy A at '89 prices No down payment, interest or payments until April 19, 1990. 197 Perl St. ElKI Jet. 879-6541 URGENT AUCTION REPOSSESSED ORIENTAL RUGS PERSIAN - CHINESE -AFGHAN & OTHERS: will be held at: AMERICAN LEGION HALL CREEK RD. (OFF RTE. 7) MIDDLEBURY SUN., OCT. 22nd, 2 PM View 1:00 PM Contents of unpacked bales held under interim financing, ordered by original owners to be liquidated by auction to raise funds for unpaid documents. Bales contain various types of hand made oriental rugs from 2x3 to room sizes in numerous patterns and colors. Each rug carries certificate of authenticity and appraisal. No buyers premium, every rug will be auctioned. INFORMATION: (212) 684-6225 TERMS: Cash or approved check LIQUIDATORS: CHALLENGE. LiquidatorAuctioneer (212)6644225 LIC. 58-00004 There are rugs over 10,000 to I be sold, but i if you have even 10 bucks you lean still buy I an oriental rug at this auction. : . j I I l j . ' - B mm mm. Trf Burlington (Vt.) free Prn, Solurday, October 21, 1989 -$jat New England The Associated Press Rainy day blues Katherine Males, 6, of Dover, N.H., stands over a poster as she looks out the window of her classroom at the rain earlier this week. Rain has fallen all week and is expected through the weekend. Oldest free school in U.S. marks 350th anniversary : 9y Allison J. Pugh ."The Associated Press I BOSTON Education Secre-"tary Lauro Cayazos joined gray-1 haired alumni and fifth-graders in -Pilgrim outfits Friday to mark the ? 350th anniversary of the nation's oldest free school made new lor its birthday by an infusion of renovation funds. fd Cavazos said the refurbishing iof Mather School, where morale had sagged as graffiti and other scars multiplied in the past decade, "speaks to the way our nation is getting together to ad dress our education deficit." 1 The school was founded in 1639 as a one-room boys' school with a grass roof. It flourished, moving five times to accommodate its growing enrollment. But in 1974, t federal orders to desegregate Bos-jton schools through busing contributed to a middle-class exodus ito the suburbs, and the school's .condition deteriorated. It took a jnew principal and the looming anniversary to get the $1.2 million renovation under way. ' Friday, the new Mather was pohshed and humming, equipped with a set of gleaming windows, a jnew playground out front to greet -the visitors and a refurbished auditorium. "I think this shows that when ;jwe put the resources there, the Srstem can work," said Mayor aymond L. Flynn, who said he hoped to do the same for every Ifchool in the city. J Gov. Michael S. Dukakis, who over the past year has struggled with a state budget shortfall that has forced him to cut back state school aid, reminded the audience that improvements in schools have a price. "Taxes, tuitions, those funds for this school didn't come out of the air," the governor said. "We've got to decide just how important schools are. And the real work has just begun." To many 600 alumni and others on hand, however, taxes and renovation seemed beside the point as they greeted old friends and students they had not seen in decades. "I wouldn't miss this for the world," said Lola Tassinari Mc-Grail, who taught French at Mather from 1941 to 1953. "Many of my students are here now." Nearby, a group of gray-haired men and women in tweed exclaimed over a yellowed picture of the class of 1932, pointing out their younger selves. The photographs, where white faces stare out in sepia tones, portrayed another facet of the major changes at Mather. Fifteen years after the school was ordered to integrate, 80 percent of the student body is black and Hispanic. "We are now truly a worldwide school," Principal Michael Marshall said. "This diversity makes us vibrant and strong, but it also puts us on the front lines of what's happening in the community." Ihtriiut OFF 40 lb. bag OFF 20 lb. bag HURRY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! Bring out the best in your pet with Pro Plan. PET FOOD WAREHOUSE iLAk ,1 " m&W wiiiisiun no. ciuw opibiuumio nu. S. Burlington 862-5514 Shelburne 985-3302 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 tt, 1989 SENIOR CITIZENS' LUNCHEON SPECIALS Children's Menu Always Available Soup and Sandwich Special M.25 Soup, Baked Lasagna w Garlic Toast, Dessert M.95 Soup, Ham & Cheddar Omelette wFrench fries, Dessert. M.95 State rejects Cape Cod retail complexes By Kevin Qalvln The Associated Press BOSTON - The state rejected environmental impact reports Friday for two Cape Cod construction projects, including one seasonal shop that's built and stocked but won't be open for Christmas, the Environmental Affairs office said. The two retail complexes were rejected because of the effect they would have on the Cape's congested roadways, Secretary John DeVillars said in a prepared announcement. The two projects are Designer Place on Route 132 in Barnstable and the completed 66,000 square-foot Christmas Tree Plaza at routes 28 and 132. "This is a highly stressed area Posies Dtbncttv Onog Dinner For Two 2650 p,uSx Includes: Chicken wings, relish tray, tossed salad, soup or juice, Vt litre house wine, potato or rice, vegetable & dessert Entrees: Prime Rib au jus or Deep Fried Seafood Platter Tonight in Patches Pub 9 p.m. 1:45 a.m. THE MATCH Free Hors D'Oeuvres 4:30-7:30 Williston Rd., So. Burlington AT THE CLOVERLEAF 863-6361 of the Cape and before any further development can be allowed we need to make absolutely certain that it doesn't contribute to that stress," DeVillars said. "I'm not convinced that these projects meet that test." The Christmas Tree Plaza would have contributed 1,500 cars a day to the area, one of the most heavily congested areas of the Cape. "It's a landmark decision by the office of Environmental Affairs," said Susan Nickerson, president of the Association for the Preservation of Cape Cod. ktt really sends out the signal that development, especially large commercial development on Cape Cod has got to be sensitive to the environment and to the public interest." The Christmas Tree Shop at the plaza is ready to open, according to Chris Phillips, a spokesman for DeVillars. He said that the developer went ahead with construction after receiving local approval, gambling that state approval would come through. "The Christmas Tree Shop will not open by this Christmas and there are serious questions about whether it will ever open," Phillips said. Doreen Bilezikian, owner of the Christmas Tree Shops, did not return a telephone call Friday. House-approved legislation to strengthen the state's environmental impact review process awaits action in the Senate Ways and Means Committee. 1 7 The measure would strengthen the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act by requiring developers to complete the environmental review process before they cafl'go forward with a project. DeVillars also said the relations should focus attention m ih need for approval of the Cape Cjgi Commission Act, which would, .Establish a body to oversee u:..i development on Cape Cod. Voters on the Cape last,jWtt-vember approved measures tint would place a temporary cap m development on the Cape and establish the commission. Tne commission act is ai ing action on Beacon Hill.! moratorium was a non-binding question. Bridge operator places blame on victim The Associated Press ELIOT, Maine - A bridge operator said he put on the brakes as soon as he heard workers yelling someone was being crushed to death, but by then it was too late. The lift span of the Sarah Long Bridge, which connects Maine and New Hampshire, moved another three feet due to its weight before stopping last week and by then Todd Dawson of Newfields, N.H., was dead. "You can't blame anyone but him for that accident," operator Hiram Young Jr. said in an interview published Friday in Foster's Daily Democrat of Dover, N.H. ft inding d 18 "It's hard to say, but he made a mistake. I don't know how it qoujd have been prevented. He madjeiTa mistake and in that type of work, you just can't make mistakes." - . lA 3 'TOBt It FRIDA? AY '4K unniiw ww BUSINESS THIS IS IT! THE END IS HERE! HUGE REMAINING STOCK OF FINE FURNITURE, BEDDING & ACCESSOIRES jT g LIQUIDATED! AT. ..NEAR.. .SOME BELOW WHOLESALE -COST! NOTHING HELD BACK! NO REASONABLE BIGGEST AMD LAST SALE EMMS- MM mm i i I aa 1 i I IIP" j m. - - - - - - m 1

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