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CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

 

ADDENDUM

 

TO THE

 

SENATE and HOUSE CALENDAR

 

OF

 

thursday, march 22, 2007
CONSENT CALENDAR

Concurrent Resolutions for Notice under Joint Rule 16

     The following joint concurrent resolutions have been introduced for approval by the Senate and House and will be adopted automatically unless a Senator or Representative requests floor consideration before the end of the session of the next legislative day.  Requests for floor consideration in either chamber should be communicated to the Secretary’s office and/or the House Clerk’s office, respectively.

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

By Senators Mullin, Carris and Maynard,

By Representatives Andrews of Rutland City, Courcelle of Rutland City, Flory of Pittsford, Howard of Rutland City, McCormack of Rutland City, Sunderland of Rutland Town, Canfield of Fair Haven, Chen of Mendon, Fallar of Tinmouth and Malcolm of Pawlet,

S.C.R.  12.

Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the 2006 Rutland High School Raiders Division I championship football team.

Whereas, the Rutland High School Raiders brought their tradition of football prowess to the 2006 Division I championship game against the Middlebury Union High School Tigers, and

Whereas, following a scoreless first quarter, early in the second period, alert Raider Rob Dorion intercepted a Middlebury option at Rutland’s 9-yard line, starting an offensive drive resulting in the game’s first touchdown, and

Whereas, following a successful point after play, the Raiders held a 7-0 lead that the Tigers tied immediately thereafter, demonstrating that the championship would not be won without much effort and skill, and

Whereas, recognizing the need to break the tie post-haste, the Rutland quarterback Sam Reynolds teamed with receiver Rob Dorion for a quick 62‑yard drive, enabling Rutland to regain the lead 13-7 with 1:17 remaining in the first half, and

Whereas, when the second half commenced, the Tigers showed they could also intercept an opponent’s pass to initiate a successful touchdown drive and successful point after play, and

Whereas, now trailing 14-13, Rutland responded with a 64-yard drive, scoring its third touchdown and then a successful two-point conversion and took a 21-14 lead, and

Whereas, with just 40 seconds remaining before the final whistle, Rutland’s Matt Littler’s deceptively simple one-yard scoring run capped the Raider victory at 27-14, and

Whereas, this convincing win represented Rutland’s third Division I football title in the last three years and the seventh for Coach Mike Norman over the last 13 seasons, and

Whereas, Raiders Jon Bassett, Jeff Perry, Rob Dorion, Josh Comstock, Sam Reynolds, Zak Johnson, Bijan Razzaghi, Matt Thayer, Zak Aquistapace, Brendan Lafaso, Mike Tobin, Justin McCormack, Kyle Shum, Ryan Corey, Wes Landon, Ron Crosby, Akeem Evans, Matt Littler, Tom Pepe, Connor Beerworth, Derrick Webb, Trevor Olson, Bob Hughes, Kyle Piontek, John Barone, Eric Denardo, Matt Preedom, Dan Guyette, Jake Kirk-Elkin, Ryan Garrow, Casey Battles, Matt Hughes, Josh Hadley, Matt Layden, Matt Therriault, Matt Cody, Joe Orvis, Matt Fitzsimmons, Logan Kresconko, Chris Kiernan, Ethan Peterson, Justin Stewart, Jay Smalley, Ryan Kelly, Ryan Minogue and Andrew Baker each played skillfully, and

Whereas, head coach Michael Norman and his coaching staff of Micky Caliguiri, Jake Eaton, Jerry Gorruso, Tom Jacques, Jon Wallett, Eric Finn and Steve Wolf deserve much of the credit for the team’s success, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2006 Rutland High School Raiders’ Division I championship football team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Michael Norman at Rutland High School.

By Senators Condos, Flanagan, Lyons, Miller, Racine and Snelling,

S.C.R.  13.

Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the 2007 Essex High School Hornets Division I championship boys' ice hockey team.

Whereas, Essex High School has historically fielded some of Vermont’s most successful interscholastic boys’ ice hockey teams, and

Whereas, the Hornets entered the 2006–2007 campaign ready to continue their school’s proud tradition of 11 previous state championship titles, and

Whereas, at the regular season’s close, Essex was awarded the third seed in the Division I championship tournament, and

Whereas, the team displayed its command on the ice as it advanced to the final game against the Rutland High School Raiders, and

Whereas, Rutland was a challenging opponent as the Raiders had defeated the Hornets on two occasions during the regular season, and

Whereas, even though the Raiders had more than twice as many shots on goal as the Hornets, Essex goalie Mike Fogg responded effectively with 31 saves, and

Whereas, despite the numerous offensive attempts on the part of both squads, they played a full regulation 60 minutes of hockey, plus a first overtime period, and the contest remained scoreless, and

Whereas, at the 5:35 mark of the second overtime period, three Hornets combined their talents starting with Ben Pearl, who, from his location behind the Rutland net, sent the puck to teammate Bryan Currier, who in turn forwarded it on to Essex’s Tim Carpenter who aced the game by scoring the game’s sole goal, and

Whereas, Tim Carpenter’s starring role in the championship game was extremely special given that he was injured and sidelined during all of the 2005–2006 and half of the 2006–2007 seasons, and

Whereas, all of the Hornets, including Brandon Reagan, Jason Kale, Alex Deslandes, Tim Carpenter, Ryan Straight, Cullen O’Neil, Tyler Peckham, Josh Cain, Brendan Neal, Nick Godin, Bryan Currier, Dan King, Thomas Dvorak,  Zack Owen, Marty Vanzo, Pat Norris, Kaleb Lamos, Ben Pearl, Stevie Mone, Tyler Beauregard, Ethan Clark, Jacob Begnoche, Mike Fogg, Mike Abbott and Russell Johnston, deserve credit for this great victory, and team managers Leah Murdock and Amanda Abbott were always helpful, and

Whereas, coach Bill O’Neil and assistant coaches Jay Parent and Nick Mone can be extremely proud of their players, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2007 Essex High School Hornets Division I championship boys’ ice hockey team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Bill O’Neil at Essex High School.

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

H.C.R.  74

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2007 Mt. Anthony Union High School Division I championship girls’ basketball team.

Offered by:  Representatives Morrissey of Bennington, Botzow of Pownal, Corcoran of Bennington, Krawczyk of Bennington, Miller of Shaftsbury and Mook of Bennington

Offered by:  Senators Hartwell and Sears

Whereas, the first-seeded Mt. Anthony Union High School (MAU) Lady Patriots’ girls’ basketball team brought a superb 21-2 record into the Division I championship against the Rice Memorial High School Green Knights, and

Whereas, in this thrilling match-up at the University of Vermont’s Patrick Gymnasium, MAU scored the opening two points, and completed the first quarter holding a narrow 13-11 lead, and

Whereas, the second quarter found the Green Knights on the offensive as Rice left the court at halftime the owner of a 29-23 advantage, and

Whereas, the Lady Patriots reviewed their strategy during the midgame break, and they returned knowing that the championship was their sole objective, and

Whereas, that final outcome required patience as MAU trailed 34-25 well into the third quarter, but the Lady Patriots ultimately employed their best offensive tactics to tie the game at 53-all at the end of regulation play, and

Whereas, early in the overtime period, MAU’s Alyssa Herrington completed a 13-foot shot to give the Lady Patriots an irreversible lead, and with 30 seconds remaining, Lyndsey Moore sent a 14-foot shot through the hoop, and Alyssa Herrington finished the evening by connecting on two free throws to seal a 61- 58 MAU victory, and

Whereas, Lady Patriots Jade Stratton, Courtney Harrington, Lyndsey Moore, Alyssa Herrington, Kayla Whitman, Meghan Murphy, Jhonny Mahar, Kasey Frasier, Becca Sklepowicz, Stephanie Mattison, Michelle King, Lizzy Curtin and Kourtney Hewitt were each an essential team member, and managers Mekenzie Krause and Hanna Cross provided valuable administrative support, and

Whereas, senior Lyndsey Moore and junior Alyssa Herrington were selected for the Marble Valley League’s first team, and

Whereas, head coach Leo Reynolds was named a co-winner of the league’s coach of the year award, and the work of assistant coaches Bill Martin and Gretchen Johnson contributed to the team’s success, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2007 Mt. Anthony Union High School Division I championship girls’ basketball team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Leo Reynolds at Mt. Anthony Union High School in Bennington.


H.C.R.  75

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2007 Mt. Anthony Union High School Patriots’ Division I championship boys’ and girls’ Nordic ski teams.

Offered by:  Representatives Morrissey of Bennington, Botzow of Pownal, Corcoran of Bennington, Krawczyk of Bennington, Miller of Shaftsbury and Mook of Bennington

Offered by:  Senators Hartwell and Sears

Whereas, a large and enthusiastic hometown crowd of parents and friends cheered on both the 2007 Mt. Anthony Union High School (MAU) Patriots’ girls and boys’ Nordic ski teams to their respective Division I championship titles, and

Whereas, on the first of the two days of the championship meet, held at Bolton Valley, both teams excelled and headed south comfortably in first place, the boys by 34 points and the girls by 25, and

Whereas, in the second day’s individual classic race, six of the Patriot girls finished among the top 20, including Kelsey Hoar who crossed the finish line in sixth place, and the MAU girls’ overall performance surpassed their primary rivals’ from Champlain Valley Union High School, and

Whereas, the boys skied in fine form in the individual event as Patriot Steven Vargo came in first, and his teammates, starting with Doug Amos, captured sixth through ninth place, and

Whereas, the culminating classic relay race in the afternoon was a triumph for both the boys and girls as each set of relay skiers was the top finisher, and

Whereas, when all the points were tallied, the MAU  Lady Patriots had by far the best score of all the girls’ teams with 99 points, and the boys completed the two-day event equally triumphant, winning first place honors with 67 points, and

Whereas, boy Patriots Steven Vargo, who won individual championships in both the freestyle and classic events, Andy Eames, Ian Dulin, Chris Stevenson,  Nick Costantino, Woody Roxon, Ethan Beal-Brown, Jesse Noel, Doug Amos, Colin Reisler, Michael Smith, and Jacob Reisler, and girl Patriots Lauren Buckley, Caitlin Smith, Lettie Stratton, Mem Dailey, Helen Sharkey, Julia Seyferth, Allison Elwell, Kelsey Hoar, Mackenzie Kurtzner, Carson Casey, Kriste Carra, Anya Eckhardt, and Elise Seyferth each skied magnificently, and

Whereas, coaches Bruce Smith and Rob Short directed the 2007 MAU Nordic teams to their triumphant season finales, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2007 Mount Anthony Union High School Patriots’ Division I championship boys’ and girls’ Nordic ski teams, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Bruce Smith at Mt. Anthony Union High School.

H.C.R.  76

House concurrent resolution honoring the federal TRIO programs in Vermont.

Offered by:  Representative Howard of Rutland City

Whereas, facilitating the academic success of students who come from families with minimal economic resources and who aspire to be the first members of their families to attend college is of paramount societal importance, and

Whereas, in order to assist these students on their academic journeys to an institution of higher education and to increase their likelihood of success once they arrive on campus, Congress created the “Federal TRIO Programs,” and

Whereas, in Vermont, these important academic preparatory programs serve students at seven colleges and at VSAC, and

Whereas, Upward Bound, the original federally financed college incentive program for disadvantaged students, was established in 1965 under the auspices of the federal Office of Economic Opportunity, and in coordination with its much later established companion program, Upward Bound Math Science, helps secondary school students from financially disadvantaged families prepare for college through special classes in various academic subjects, and

Whereas, the Talent Search Program, initially authorized in the Higher Education Act of 1965, assists students early in the college admissions and financial aid process, and

Whereas, the federal Education Amendments of 1968 reauthorized these two original programs, established Special Services for Disadvantaged Students, and united all three under the umbrella of the federal Office (now Department) of Education, and

Whereas, this threesome of special programs for students from low income backgrounds became known informally as TRIO, and

Whereas, over the ensuing decades, additional programs such as Veterans Upward Bound, Student Support Services, Educational Opportunity Centers, and the Ronald E. McNair Post‑Baccalaureate Achievement Program have all been added to the TRIO mix, and

Whereas, in 1992, Congress renamed the combined Special Programs for Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds as the Federal TRIO Programs, and

Whereas, the Federal Trio Programs continue to be a special gateway for helping financially disadvantaged students achieve their higher education hopes and dreams, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly is pleased to honor the outstanding work of the Federal TRIO Programs in Vermont, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Jennifer Jones at Castleton State College.

H.C.R.  77

House concurrent resolution honoring Deputy Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources Canute Edward Dalmasse for his outstanding public service on behalf of all Vermonters.

Offered by:  Representatives Deen of Westminster and Dostis of Waterbury

Offered by:  Senator Lyons

Whereas, since 1971, Canute Dalmasse has devoted his professional career to improving Vermont’s natural environment, and his topical expertise and widely recognized administrative skill have enabled him to rise through the ranks to positions of great responsibility within state government, and

Whereas, he graduated from Columbia College and served in the U.S. Army infantry in Vietnam as a member of the 101st Airborne Division, and

Whereas, Canute Dalmasse became a specialist in water resource issues and served as director of the office of water resources and as assistant chief of operations in the former department of water resources, and

Whereas, his managerial talents were demonstrated on a daily basis, and he was appointed as commissioner of the department of environmental conservation, a job he performed skillfully and honorably, and

Whereas, Canute Dalmasse’s success as commissioner of environmental conservation resulted in a further promotion to the position of Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources, making him the number two administrative official in state government with an environmental portfolio, and

Whereas, he has ably served as acting secretary, on occasion making certain that the agency sailed a steady course under his interim direction, and

Whereas, he and his wife, Diane, who serves as director of the Vermont division of Vocational Rehabilitation, are the parents of two sons, Leighton, a senior GIS analyst in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and Canute, a staff member of the Goldman Sachs investment banking firm in its Hong Kong office, and

Whereas, after 36 years in state government, Canute Dalmasse will be retiring this spring and deserves special commendation for his dedication to improving Vermont’s natural environment, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly honors Deputy Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources Canute Edward Dalmasse for his outstanding public service on behalf of all Vermonters, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Canute Edward Dalmasse.

H.C.R.  78

House concurrent resolution in memory of George H. Duke of Dummerston.

Offered by:  Representatives Deen of Westminster, Mrowicki of Putney, Obuchowski of Rockingham, Partridge of Windham, Edwards of Brattleboro, Hube of Londonderry, Manwaring of Wilmington, Marek of Newfane, Milkey of Brattleboro, Moran of Wardsboro and O'Donnell of Vernon

Offered by:  Senators Shumlin and White

Whereas, George Duke led a busy life with diverse interests, including banking, firefighting, the world of fish and game, and journalism, and

Whereas, born in Montpelier in 1934, he resided in Windham County since his youth, having graduated from Brattleboro High School, and

Whereas, after completing honorable service in the U.S. Army, George Duke began a 33-year career at the First Vermont Bank, retiring in 1992 as an assistant vice president, and 

Whereas, he served as a member, and ultimately chief, of the West Dummerston Volunteer Fire and Rescue and, in New Hampshire, as president of the New Hampshire Mutual Aid System in Keene, and

Whereas, in 1973, George Duke was presented a fire chief of the year award, and, although he resigned as West Dummerston chief in 1975, he had remained active in first responder-related matters, and

Whereas, most significantly, George Duke was a passionate hunting, fishing, and ice fishing enthusiast who devoted much of his life promoting these sports as an educator, writer, teacher, and public servant, and

Whereas, he applied his familiarity of these pursuits from 1979–1985 as a member of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board and had also served on the state’s waterfowl advisory committee, and

Whereas, for 23 years, starting in 1982, George Duke shared his encyclopaedic wildlife and sporting knowledge with his fellow enthusiasts as a Brattleboro Reformer columnist, and continued writing in the Vermont Observer until shortly before his death in February 2007, and

Whereas, Ducks Unlimited’s local chapter had elected George Duke to serve as its chair, and it had awarded him its distinguished service award, and the West Dummerston Grange also honored him with its citizenship award, and

Whereas, George Duke’s active life was brought to a sad conclusion in a wintertime automobile accident, and Janice Duke, his wife of 52 years, his children, Martin and Valerie, his four grandchildren, extended family, and many friends in the sporting community will miss his camaraderie, now therefore be it 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly extends its condolences to the family of George Duke, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Janice Duke in Dummerston.

H.C.R.  79

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2007 Vermont winners of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.

Offered by:  Representatives Frank of Underhill, Symington of Jericho, Haas of Rochester, Clark of Vergennes, Oxholm of Vergennes and Scheuermann of Stowe

Whereas, Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals cosponsor the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards to promote volunteer community service among secondary school students, and

Whereas, in each state and the District of Columbia, one high school and one middle school student are selected as the top youth volunteers and receive a $1,000.00 prize, a commemorative medallion, and a trip to Washington, D.C. to compete for national honors; and two other secondary school students are designated as distinguished finalists and are presented a commemorative medallion, and

Whereas, the top youth volunteers in Vermont for 2007 are Maya Robinson, a senior at Whitcomb Junior-Senior High School, and Audrey Pekarik, a seventh grader at Browns River Middle School in Underhill, and

Whereas, Maya Robinson created a visually compelling photographic exhibit entitled “Seeing Eye to Eye,” consisting of photographs that international exchange students have taken during the past 35 years while studying abroad, and

Whereas, she planned this exhibit prior to traveling to India as a Rotary International Exchange student, and, while in India, she raised money for over 100 children to receive heart surgery and conducted a clothing drive for a local orphanage, and

Whereas, the exhibit will be on display in several galleries, and Maya Robinson is selling copies and postcards of the photos and donating the proceeds to clean water projects, and

Whereas, Audrey Pekarik made and sold bracelets, raising $3,000.00 to finance the construction of a house in Haiti after hearing a guest speaker at her church discuss the living conditions in poor nations, and

Whereas, after receiving instructional help at a local craft store, and family assistance in stringing the bracelets’ beads, Audrey Pekarik sold them at craft fairs and created a display to encourage sales, and

Whereas, the distinguished finalist designees were Alexandra Larrow, a senior at Vergennes Union High School, and Leah Zeigler, a senior at Stowe High School, and

Whereas, Alexandra Larrow recruited volunteers to knit over 400 hats that were distributed to doctors’ offices, clinics, and hospitals for cancer patients’ use, and she promoted the project through local yarn shops, her National Honor Society chapter, and her reign as Miss Vermont National Teenager, and

Whereas, Leah Zeigler, in her freshman year, established a nonprofit organization that has since conducted bake sales, car washes, book sales, and other events, raising $16,000.00 that she and her younger sisters sent to orphanages in Afghanistan, Chile, Ethiopia, and Kenya and to Red Cross relief for both Hurricane Katrina and the Indian Ocean tsunami survivors, and

Whereas, each of these students has demonstrated a strong sense of civic responsibility, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2007 Vermont winners of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to each of the students honored in this resolution.

H.C.R.  80

House concurrent resolution in memory of Fletcher Baird Joslin of Waitsfield, former representative and assistant clerk of the House of Representatives.

Offered by:  Representatives Hosford of Waitsfield, Adams of Hartland, Barnard of Richmond, Bissonnette of Winooski, Bray of New Haven, Cheney of Norwich, Clark of Vergennes, Condon of Colchester, Consejo of Sheldon, Corcoran of Bennington, Courcelle of Rutland City, Donahue of Northfield, Donovan of Burlington, Edwards of Brattleboro, Errecart of Shelburne, Evans of Essex, Fallar of Tinmouth, Flory of Pittsford, Frank of Underhill, Gervais of Enosburg, Gilbert of Fairfax, Godin of Milton, Hutchinson of Randolph, Jewett of Ripton, Kilmartin of Newport City, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, Klein of East Montpelier, Komline of Dorset, Kupersmith of S. Burlington, Larocque of Barnet, Larson of Burlington, Leriche of Hardwick, Lippert of Hinesburg, Lorber of Burlington, Malcolm of Pawlet, Manwaring of Wilmington, Marek of Newfane, Martin of Springfield, Martin of Wolcott, Masland of Thetford, McCormack of Rutland City, McCullough of Williston, McDonald of Berlin, Milkey of Brattleboro, Minter of Waterbury, Monti of Barre City, Mook of Bennington, Morrissey of Bennington, Nuovo of Middlebury, Oxholm of Vergennes, Peaslee of Guildhall, Pellett of Chester, Peltz of Woodbury, Peterson of Williston, Potter of Clarendon, Pugh of S. Burlington, Rodgers of Glover, Shand of Weathersfield, Sharpe of Bristol, Spengler of Colchester, Sunderland of Rutland Town, Trombley of Grand Isle and Weston of Burlington

Offered by:  Senators Cummings, Doyle, Lyons, Maynard, Mazza and Scott

Whereas, Fletcher Joslin of Waitsfield had a distinguished career as a practicing attorney and of service to his state and community, and

Whereas, he graduated from the former Waitsfield High School, the University of Vermont, and Boston University School of Law, and

Whereas, upon his admission to the bar, he entered the private practice of law at which he excelled for over half a century until his retirement in 1992, and

Whereas, during the 1941 biennial session, Fletcher Joslin served as the member from Waitsfield, and, in 1943, he commenced a decade-long tenure as the much respected assistant clerk of the house, and

Whereas, the town of Waitsfield benefited from his administrative and legal knowledge as he served his community in many capacities over the years, including town moderator, town attorney, member of the Waitsfield zoning board of adjustment, trustee of cemetery funds, and, for 45 years, as a trustee of the Joslin Memorial Library, and

Whereas, Fletcher Joslin, in his role as town attorney, drafted the first Waitsfield zoning ordinance that the town adopted in 1971, and

Whereas, a proud sixth-generation Waitsfield resident, Fletcher Joslin chaired Waitsfield’s sesquicentennial committee in 1939, cochaired its 1989 bicentennial committee, and was an original member of the Waitsfield Historical Society, and

Whereas, he was active in many professional organizations, including the Washington County, Vermont, and American Bar associations, and

Whereas, the United Church of Christ in Waitsfield had counted Fletcher Joslin as a parishioner since 1929, and

H.C.R.  81

House concurrent resolution in memory of Bristol selectboard member Armand Compagna.

Offered by:  Representatives Sharpe of Bristol, Fisher of Lincoln, Bray of New Haven, Clark of Vergennes, Jewett of Ripton, Maier of Middlebury, Nuovo of Middlebury, Oxholm of Vergennes and Stevens of Shoreham

Whereas, the town of Bristol recently lost one of its most beloved citizens and community leaders, Armand Compagna, who was raised in Morrisville but had called Bristol home for nearly three decades, and

Whereas, the death of Armand Compagna ended the life of a remarkable individual who was deeply committed to the welfare of the town of Bristol and its citizenry, and

Whereas, in both his private and public-sector activities, he was an industrious individual whose personal integrity was always beyond repute, and

Whereas, Armand Compagna was a well-known, self-employed barber who practiced his profession proficiently and with great humor, and

Whereas, he was a passionate hunting and fishing enthusiast, and

Whereas, his love for traditional Vermont sporting activities prompted him to start selling guns and ammunition in his barbershop, and

Whereas, cognizant of the fatal consequences that can result from careless hunting habits, Armand Compagna became a hunting safety instructor and instructed over 375 youngsters in preparation for their hunting certification examinations, and

Whereas, his knowledge of gun safety rules proved invaluable in his roles for about 35 years as a law enforcement officer in the towns of Bristol and Vergennes and as an Addison County deputy sheriff, and

Whereas, when not acting in a law enforcement capacity, Armand Compagna might be assisting in the saving of lives as a local rescue squad volunteer, and

Whereas, Armand Compagna’s public service was not restricted to law enforcement and rescue squad duties as he served with great distinction on the Bristol selectboard for seven years and had been elected last March to his fourth consecutive two-year term, and

Whereas, his family was often nearby him throughout the workday as his shop was connected to the home where he and his wife, Sharon, resided and raised their two daughters, Christy and Wendy, and

Whereas, a large number of his friends paid their final respects to Armand Compagna at memorial events honoring his life, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly expresses its sincere sympathy to the family of Armand Compagna, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Sharon Compagna in Bristol.



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