Bennington Banner Newspaper Archives Dec 13 1965, Page 8

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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - December 13, 1965, Bennington, Vermont 8-Bennington Banner monday december 13, 1965 rep. Collins proposes approach to prison problem new office for Dorset a Dorset town officials chalked up one for Progress this weekend when they wed into the Community a new town office building in East Dorset. Cooperation and contributions of time work and materials helped keep costs within the $9 0 budgeted for the building by taxpayers. Skinner Dorset moves into new quarters by Marchek Skinner Dorset a its news when a town completes its new town office building. Dorset selectmen moved their possessions sunday from the old East Dorset school to new quarters on the same land some 50 feet in front ready for their monday evening meeting. But its even More news these Days when town officials with a Good old Yankee twist Are willing to pitch in and contribute some of the work themselves. In Dorset this kept costs of the new building within the budgeted $9,000 approved by voters at last years town meeting. That a what a been going on Here since the contract for the building was Given last june to Beckwith amp Witt of Manchester. Architectural plans and specifications were drawn up at no Cost by selectmen Guy Stone happily a contractor himself and saturdays final Job of laying 1,000 Square feet of tile was completed by selectmen town manager tax collector a fire chief and his son. These men bearing the discomfort of being on their hands and Knees during a precious weekend saved a Little More than $300 in Bolding costs the difference Between $163 of tiles with a few More dollars for Cement and a $500 quotation. During the summer town manager James Bebee in his spare moments completely painted the building outside and in White outside Light Green with White trim within. He was seen As Early As 7 in the morning and As late As 9 at night with his Brush and paint. By using town employees with town Road equipment to do outside grading other savings were accomplished. The East Dorset fire department has even presented the building with an Al purpose fire extinguisher. The town office buildings outside dimensions measure 28 by 36 feet. It contains space for town manager Bebee a office town clerk Helen of Donovan a office with the records now housed at her Home storage room bathroom entry and Furnace room for the forced hot air unit. Hoosick Falls Edith Beaumont 686-9103 h. Luther Everly of the music faculty of the Hoosick Falls Central school attended the new York state school music associations 30th annual conference at the Colcord hotel Lamesha Lake . 5-8 with More than 3,000 other directors and music students. I ,. A. Readsboro a a rep. Kenalene Collins a District 32, has termed Windsor state prison Warden Robert g. Smith a a dedicated Public servant caught in the crossfire of personal attack and said that Smith received a my support As a Warden who has been trying valiantly to Cope with a hopeless situation while Many vermonters pass by a needing to his cries for in a statement released today mrs. Collins spelled out her views on the need for what she termed a a abroad correctional program a her reasons for not voting for the proposed intermediate Security facility proposed in the 1965 legislature and what she will propose to the 1966 special session of the general Assembly if gov. Philip h. Hoff does not do so himself. A we have at Windsor a mrs. Collins said a a completely outmoded workout facility. For All practical correctional purposes it should be replaced with a Broad program to meet every need of inmates based on the latest approved methods of a while the Waters Are being muddied by the Ronald Rich Case a mrs. Collins continued a the main Issue of Broad penal Reform gets lost. There is a crying need in Vermont for a statement of a modern correctional policy backed up by qualified personnel to carry out the policy in up to Date facilities. A the Donald Rich Case is the Norm for any big prison. Main Issue in the Rich Case is not the treatment of the boy but a hew under juvenile Law he gets we re he is. What a wrong with the ? is that place a boy charged with no criminal offence behind bars what a wrong with the Home life of a boy that brings about the circumstances of this committal to an institution a the 1965 legislature was presented with a proposal to build a $4 million medium Security prison. No other facts or proposals vere forthcoming in graphic form As to policy or personnel needs. As a responsible legislator i could not vote such a capital expense that incurred a half million Dollar maintenance Cost yearly to Vermont taxpayers particularly in View of alarming testimony from some a ecologists that such a facility would not Only be wasteful of taxpayer Money but would Hurt More than help Forward a modern correctional program. A members of friends of rehabilitation for have on their own time and Money studied the Vermont penal program More than two years. Our studies have taken us recently to Washington . Where in a meeting with . Director of prisons Myril Alexander we Learned i. That Vermont was told to years ago not to invest in a Large expensive facility to House prisoners but to seek an inter state compact with main and new Hampshire on such Large capital outlays 2. That Vermont can Lead the nation in correctional Reform and that she can undoubtedly do this mainly with Federal Money due to fermentation Over prison problems Here. A was first Steps i would recommend the following increases of salary and staff of state probation officers amounting to about $75,000 More annually for these services set up at least two correctional treatment centers about $100,000 annually enlarge the policy making Board of institutions to include individuals economizing a volunteers Laid 1,000 Square feet of Vinyl Asbestos tile saturday in the new town office building at East Dorset. From left Are selectmen Guy Stone and Robert dressier fire chief Walter read town manager James Bebee and Walter read or. Others who helped were selectmen Harlan Coolidge haul Mcwayne and Calvin Skinner and tax collector Harold Beebe. 9 to 9 wed., thurs., Fri 9 to 6 mon., tues. Sot. Benmore North St. Shopping Ploxa Bennington a prices or a Hor it i Here liaised he Serriere a it it ii it it it it it it it greatest it it it value at first National it it Eathy week specials it it it Here s a mouthwatering Center family dinner for your ,. Value it it it it it it it it it priced Broil it it it Sticks Here s Quality beef you just can t beat prices effective in a our Supens reef b this Vicinity Quantity rights in served it it it Bee Ravioli chef boy a Dee 2 la 8 of cac can Rice a Roni beef or i Chicken a i 8 of $1.00 w pkg i White tuna finast 1 solid in Oil j 1. 79c i ice Cream Brookside a popular flavors % Gal Lac i cont it i a a a Tift it it it it trained in sociology psychology and criminology acc nit $5,000 an Raully. A i also Hope the legislature will approve a study in depth of the correctional needs of the state funded mostly by Federal Money under the new Law enforcement assistance act. And we should seek an interstate compact with the above mentioned states in meeting our needs that involve Large capital store open every night till Christmas 9 pc who gets such gifts remember him on Christmas i we did with these great values i deluxe combination phone and radio stereo High gloss piano finish. Excellent tone. 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