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Monday, October 12, 1987
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wiyTi Page 20 Bennington Ituiiiit r, Monday ,() lobrr 12, 1007 LOCALSTATE Rules panel frees up public transit funds By DAVID (.RAM I In HtH Ittti il ln MONTPELIER - A special legislative panel has given the go-ahead for the Transmutation Agency to spend $J25,000 in support of local public transit systems But approval from the Administrative Hules Committee came last week with the proviso that the agency establish a dear policy for distinguishing between transit systems that serve the general public and those aimed at moving employees to specific companies With Thursday's action, the committee appioved the specific nuts and bolts of how the agency piojaised to spent the local transit money voted this year by the legislature Ninety percent of the $.125,000 appropriated will be spent on existing systems in the Burlington, Kutland, Barre-Montpelier, White River Junction and Brattleboro areas. lawmakers earmarked the other 10 percent of the money for development of new transit programs, and those were the focus of most of the discussion FOR THE RECORD HOSPITAL Saturday, Oc 1. 10 Admission Steven Starr of Hoosick Falls, NY Sunday. Oct. 11 Discharges Cynthia Sausville and baby girl of Bennington, Sangita Patel and baby girl of Bennington, Lisa Gervais and baby girl of Bennington THE NUMBERS New York's Daily Win 10 game was 2, 3, 18, 23, 24, 2G, 27, 29, 30, 32, 41, 42, 51,55, 56, 57,61,63,66, 69 ALBANY, N Y (AP) - The winning number picked Sunday in New Yorks Daily Number lottery game was 1-6-8 The WinFour number was 8-8-3-8. ALBANY, N Y. (AP) - The winning number picked Sunday in New Yorks Win-10 lottery game was 2, 6, 8, 14, 15, 21, 25, 26, 30, 31, 35, 38, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 74, 7G POLICE CONCORD, NH (AP) - The three-digit number 7 7 6 and the fourdigit number 4 7 3 0 were drawn Saturday in the daily New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine lotteries CONCORD, NH. (AP) - The numbers 8 10 11 28 29 30 were drawn Saturday in the Tri-State Megabucks game for Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. BRAINTREE, Mass (AP) - The winning numbers drawn Saturday night in the Massachusetts Megabucks game were: 6-8-16-18-19-31 BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) - The winning numbers drawn Saturday night for the Massachusetts daily number were 54-4-4. ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The winning numbers picked Saturday in Twins injured Pittsfield, Mass, twins were injured in a accident Saturday on Route 7 near Applegate Apartments, Bennington police reported. Theresa and Tracy Foley, both 20, were injured when their 1984 Dodge Aries driven by Theresa hit an earth road barrier at the uncompleted portion of new Route 7, police said The car became airborn and traveled approximately 88 feet before landing, according to police. The sisters were taken to the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center for treatment and were later transferred to the Berkshire (Mass ) Medical Center. Police report that charges may be pending. H.F. man killed by train HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. Nelson Drew, 37, of 10 Fisk St was killed when hit by a tram at 3 a m. Saturday, Hoosick Falls police reported Police are looking into whether the accident was alcohol related, Officer Mike Devendoms said. While police said they are investigating the possibility of suicide, Devendoms said he believed the death was accidental. Police could not give more information on the accident late Sunday night. Drew is the second person to have been hit by a train in Hoosick Falls in the last week and a half. Barron L. McKeon, 36, also of Hoosick Falls, was injured when he was hit on Sept 28 McKeon is reported by police to have been intoxicated and apparently was lying between the tracks when he was run over by two engines and a car. McKeon was treated at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt s !, 'HD irfte--5? If esri j Ip-f 4 ' ' a 1 1 ,( V '?C - . ti P 'M i $9 ! A' - , - L Pluto by Becky Bng Chris Eastmon (center front), Jeff Morin (kneeling behind), and Joey protected against the nearly 9,000 feet that walked across during the Morin (seated), make certain the high school gym floor is properly Bennington Lioness Craft Fair Saturday and Sunday. Bennington bulging Craft fair, antique show and foliage fill the town By BECKY BANGS Itiimii r stuff uriti r Bennington was fairly bursting at it seams this weekend with craft fair attendees, antique show browsers, leaf peepers, parents of Bennington college students here for parents weekend, and participants in the inauguration of Bennington College President Elizabeth Coleman, descending upon the town. Though Sunday was the one week anniversary of the unprecedented October snow storm, tourists did not seem deterred from visiting Bennington, judging from the traffic congestion downtown, the fact that 60 people spent Saturday night in the Methodist Church because other accommodations were full, and the record attendance at the Lioness Craft Faire held at Mount Anthony High School. Nearly 4,500 people strolled through the castle-like setting at the high school Saturday and Sunday to observe craftsmen in action and purchase their wares. There were 80 craftsmen at the show from as far away as Missouri and Cape Cod. Medieval looking men and women mingled The 29th annual Antique show and sale at the Second Congregational Church drew nearly 1,500 people Thursday, Friday and Saturday, organizer Jan Fabricious said. The surprise snow last Sunday storm kept the sef up of the show from being routine. While the Rev. Thomas Steffen was out with his chain saw clearing the parking lot of trees, volunteers were inside taking advantage of day light to set up tables. The church was supplied with power on Wednesday, just before the antique dealers arrived with their wares. with the crowd while a flutist, lute player and harpist contributed to the atmosphere. Despite the large numbers, snow was not far from the minds of people, especially when Sundays weather forecast called for heavy, wet snow. The warning sounded all to familiar to people I am not ready for a repeat of last week, Red Cross director Donna Baker said. Baker and a team of 15-20 volunteers served nearly 4,500 meals in the week following the storm that dumped 16 of snow on this area. Director of the antique show and sale Jan Fabricious attributed a decline in attendance to streets blocked by road crews clearing away brush downed m the storm, and an advisory against driving on Route 7 near Albany hindering people from reaching the antique show at the Second Congregational Church. Approximately 1,500 people attended the three-day antique show and sale, fewer than usual, according to Fabricious. OBITUARIES AND FUNERALS DAVID A. WEEDEN WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - David Arthur Weeden, 59, of 428 Water St. died Sunday at Berkshire Medical Center where he was admitted Saturday night after a lingering illness. He was bom m Pownal, Vt. on Nov. 18, 1927, the son of Edward Henry and Eva Mae (Crandell) Weeden. He moved to Wilhamstown with this family as a youth and attended Wilhamstown schools and was in the class of 1946 at Wilhamstown High School when he enhsted in the U.S. Army in December 1945 and served as a military poheeman on the West Coast. On discharge he returned to Wil-hamstown and apprenticed as a stone and brick mason under his father while working for Gordon and Sutton Contractors in North Adams He moved to Lee and worked as a mason under the Bricklayers Union through Central and Southern Berkshire. He moved back to Wilhamstown in 1972 to his family home and continued to work on union jobs as a bricklayer until suffering failing health over the last three years He was mamed June 3, 1950 in St Peters Episcopal Church in Bennington, Vt. to Jean Curtiss Miller of Bennington. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wilhamstown, the Stone and Bnck Layers Union 29 in North Adams, and Richard A. Ruether Post 152 American Legion in Wilhamstown. He was an ardent hunter and fisherman. Besides his wife he is survived by six sons, David Arthur Weeden Jr. of Lee, Darnel William Weeden of Lee, Edward Harry Weeden of Pittsfield, William Curtis Weeden of Lenox, Robert David Weeden of Brandon, Vt. and John Michael Weeden of Wilhamstown; two grandsons; a brother, Edward Jessie Weeden of Greenfield; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p m. at the Sherman Burbank Memorial Chapel with the Rev James E Widmer, pastor of the Wilhamstown First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be m the Veterans Circle in Eastlawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 7-9 p m at the Hopkms Funeral Home with a Legion Prayer Service at 7 30. Flowers may be sent or memorials may be made to the Wilhamstown Cancer Fund through the Hopkins Funeral Home, 61-67 Spring St., Wil-liamstown, Mass 01267. FLORENCE FONDA HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. Mrs. LeGrand Sweet, the former Florence Elsie Fonda, died Oct. 9 at Weston Hadden Nursing Home after suffering a stroke July 8. With her passing, the last of the Brimmer Fonda line ended in Hoosick. She was bom at her present home in Hoosick on Jan. 14, 1896, the daughter of the late Flora (Brimmer) Fonda and Shepard T. Fonda, and had hved all her hfe at the family homestead. On Oct. 28, 1945, she married LeGrand Sweet, who died in 1964. She possessed many talents, among them sewing and basketry, which she once taught at Hoosick Falls Senior Center. She was an expert at chair caning, which she pursued until her hospitalization. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Hoosick, the I-adies Aid Society, the ABC White LET MY FINGERS DO YOUR TYPING Business and Personal Repor's Ma lings Latsis LpUp'S Somp'h ng e'se7 KAREN CHR'STIANGEN 802 3 75 2824 2 HOUR FILM DEVELOPING COLOR PRINT FILM CTC Photo Factory 254 BenMont Aseue SPECIAL BANNER STORM SOUVENIR EDITION On sale now at newsstands Cross Society since its founding in 1918, and one of the oldest members of the Van Rensselear Chapter of the Easter Star. . There are no unmediate survivors. Friends may call at the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Mam St., Hoosick Falls, tonight from 7-9. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the funeral home Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Town of Hoosick Rescue Squad through the funeral home. BESSIE A. HAGER SEARSBURG Bessie A. Hager, 88, of Route 8 in Searsburg died Saturday afternoon at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. Mrs. Hager was bom July 29, 1899 in Searsburg, the daughter of John and Mary (LeRaye) Clement. She attended schools in Searsburg and has spent all of her life in the Sea-rsburg-Woodford area. Mrs. Hager had served the town of Searsburg as auditor and ballot clerk. She enjoyed country living, gardening and sewing. Mrs. Hager is survived by a son, Francis Hager of Searsburg, and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:30 a m. at the Covey & Allen Funeral Home in Wilmington with the Rev. Dr. Paul Blacketor, pastor of the Wilmington Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow In the Crosier Cemetery, Searsburg. Friend may call at the funeral home on Tuesday morning from 10.30 until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be mae to Deerfield Valley Rescue, Box 854, Wilmington 05363. JAMES V. BRILLON III James V. Brillon III, 26, a resident of Danby and a former resident of North Bennington, died Thursday morning in Ludlow. He was bom in Bennington on Aug. 14, 1961, son of James V. Brillon Jr. and Mary J. Fleming. He received his education in the Bennington area. He married the former Monica Martinet on June 13, 1982 in Stowe. Mr. Brillon had been employed by Ben & Jerrys Ice Cream in Water-bury. An excellent swimmer, he especially enjoyed playing pool. In earlier years he was an outstanding player in the Bennington Little League. He was a U.S. Army veteran and enjoyed reading. Survivors beside his wife of Stowe include his mother, Mary J. Sears of Bennington, currently a surgery patient at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center; his father, James V. Brillon Jr. of North Bennington; a daughter, Lyn Brillon of Poultney; his paternal grandmother, Geneva Brillon of North Bennington; three sisters, Sharon Brillon of North Pownal, Michele Tobin of North Bennington, and Terri Brillon of Barre; a brother, Michael J. Brillon of Danby; three half-sisters, Bonnie Kinney of North Bennington, Tonya Schnurr of Shaftsbury and Angela Sears of Shaftsbury; a half-brother, Patrick Sears of Shaftsbury; three step-sisters, Barbara Peckham and Sara Odver, both of Shaftsbury, and Susan Bishop of Jacksonville, Fla ; three step-brothers, Donald Bushee of North Bennington, James Bushee of Bennington and Thomas Bushee of Virginia; a great-aunt and a great-uncle, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Michael A. Demasi, pastor of St. John the Baptist Church in North Bennington, officiating. Fnends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home today from 24 and 7-9 p.m. when the family will be in attendance. The wake service will be offered tonight. Burial will take place in the family lot in St. Johns Cemetery in North Bennington. Contributions in Mr. Brillons memory may be made to the Lyn Brillon Trust Fund through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home. MT. ANTHONY COUNTRY CLUB Golf Course Reopened 447-7079 TREE & BRUSH REMOVAL Call Rick Noel after 5pm 447-0427 Due to the storm there will be a special mpp ng 10)14 87 AM Leg on Aux Post 90 7 p m Donna Btird ck Pres WILLIAM D. PIETRAFESA William D. Pietrafesa, 49, of 19 Alta Garden Estates in Pownal, died unexpectedly Sunday morning at his residence. He was bom in Torrington, Conn, on March 7, 1938, son of the late Daniel and Mary (Lopardo) Pietrafesa. He received his education in Tomngton. He married the former Janice Peck in Torrington on Jan. 21, 1978. Mr. & Mrs. Pietrafesa own and operate Sprinkles Sandwich Shop in North Bennington. Prior of moving to Pownal in 1984, he was employed as a fireman by the city of Tomngton. He retired in 1980. , Mr. Pietrafesa was a member of K of C Council 307 in Bennington. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Leslie A. Pietrafesa of Bennington and Shelley A. Pietrafesa of Torrington; a stepdaughter, Robin Colombie of Tor-nngton; a step-son, Robert Colombie of Pownal; a sister, Rosemarie Dube of North Lauderdale, Fla,; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Transfer will be made by the Mahar St Son Funeral Home to the LaPorta Funeral Home, 82 Litchfield St , Torrington, where friends may call Tuesday from 24 and 7-9 p m. The funeral will be held from the Center Congregational Church in Tomngton Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Raymond Shoup, pastor, officiating. Burial will take place in the family lot in St. Peters Cemetery in Torrington. Contributions in Mr. Pietrafesas memory may be made to the Pownal Rescue Squad through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, Box 17, Bennington 05201. Gauthier services Funeral services for Robert C. Gauthier were held from St. Fracis de Sales Church Saturday morning where the Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial was offered by Rev. Paul Sackevich, associate pastor. Organist was Gary Boulet and soloist was Trude Mann. Bearers were four grandsons, Daniel, David and Jason Gauthier and Aaron Crawford; also William Palmer and Christopher James. Honorary bearers were Jeffrey, Jonathan and Matthew Gauthier and Joshua Crawford, all grandsons. A prayer service at the Mahar St Son Funeral Home preceded the funeral mass. Friday evening Rev. Sackevich led in the recitation of the wake service at the funeral home. Paying their respects to the family on Friday evening were several employees of Chemical Fabrics where Mr. Gauthier was employed. Also in attendance were members of the Eagle Hose Company, Bennington Fire Department. Burial took place in the family lot In Park Lawn Cemetery with Father Sackevich offering the committal prayers. The flag that draped the casket of the World War II Navy veteran was folded and presented to Mrs. Gauthier by Earl Tnpp and Ralph Bennett of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1332. Taps were offered by Maurice Rancourt. Mr. Gauthier of 208 Bradford St. died suddenly Thursday morning at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. I I I i

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