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Vergennes Honors Fire Chief Ralph Jackman— Passing of an Era
By Cookie Steponaitis
    It is impossible to have lived in Vergennes at any time in the past eighty plus years and not to have crossed paths with Ralph Jackman. In his role as a Fire Chief, which began in 1954 and continued until 2009, to his presence on civic organizations including American Legion Post # 14, Rotary International and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, and as a Meal on Wheels volunteer driver, people of Addison County knew Ralph Jackman by sight and by deed. Another fact was for certain, Ralph knew you by name as well and would greet you whether in the store or at the station. He was in motion, in action and in places to help people each and every day. Why?  The answer is simple, because Ralph believed in “Service above Self.”

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Champlain Bridge Demolished

  The 80 year old Champlain Bridge was imploded with 800-pounds of RDX shaped charges on Monday December 28, 2009, at 10 a.m.  The sequence above was taken by Voice photorgapher Phil Gridley in the credentialed press zone at the Crown Point New York Reservation.
   News organizations from New York, Vermont and many other states along the east coast covered the historic blast.  The demolition sequence brought down the bridge in a matter of a few seconds via radio signal.  [ more ]

CABARET National Tour At The Paramount Theatre

Cabaret, winner of 12 Tony awards including Best Musical and Best Revival, is bringing its energy and famed songs to The Paramount Theatre, in Rutland, Vermont on January 19, 2010 at 7:30pm.
    “Welcome to the Cabaret” sings the Emcee of the Kit Kat Club through painted lips, as the people of Berlin 1929 join him. Whatever your troubles, you will forget them at the Cabaret. Sally Bowles, a little middle-class lass from Chelsea, London, is working as a singer at Berlin’s Kit-Kat Club and trying her best to live the thrillingly decadent life which the city is supposed to offer. Into her orbit comes Cliff Bradshaw, a young American writer, and Sally soon moves in to join him in his room in the boarding house run by Fraulein Schneider.   [ more ]

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