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Rutland City Mayor Dave Allaire talks with Jeff Wennberg, former mayor, now Commissioner of Public Works, about their upcoming positions as panelists for the Vermont Emergency Preparation Program which Allaire said will discuss the wind storm on May 5th and the city's response.
Robert Layman / Staff Photo Tony Falco, of Mount Holly, right, carves a pumpkin at Barre Pinske's studio in Chester Monday morning. Falco, who will participate in the Big Buzz Festival next month, got into carving from one of Pinske's cutouts.
Robert Layman / Staff Photo Despite temperatures climbing near 90 degrees in Chester, a trio of chainsaw carvers carries on. Seen here is Barre Pinske, left, Rich Koonz, center and Tony Falco, right.
Robert Layman / Staff Photo Rich Koonz, formerly of Helderberg, NY, carves one of Pinske's cut outs at the studio Monday morning. Koonz, who formerly carved small scale things, moved to Chester for the community and influence from Pinske.
Robert Layman / Staff Photo Barre Pinske arranges some of his rough cut bears outside his carving studio in Chester Monday.
Robert Layman / Staff Photo Pinske works on a tree that will be installed at a local store carrying his rough cuts. Pinske helps people who complete a rough cut carving from one of his templates will post pictures to the tree for others too see.
Robert Layman / Staff Photo "I don't want them to be all the way completed," Pinske said. Pinske's rough cuts influence people who would not normally take up chainsaw carving an easier introduction to the art.
Robert Layman / Staff Photo Barre Pinske's modified computerized router cuts out a bear template at his studio in Chester Monday morning.