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Resolution 2006

By Susan Bush
12:00AM / Friday, December 30, 2005

Banknorth employees Christine DiLorenzo and Jennifer Gregory resolved to lose weight in 2005 - and succeeded.
Not all New Year’s Resolutions are forgotten by Jan. 2; during 2005, Banknorth employees Christine DiLorenzo and Jennifer Gregory resolved to lose weight and both succeeded. DiLorenzo shed 30 pounds, Gregory lost 54 pounds, and Gregory said that her husband joined the effort and lost 94 pounds.

So what do DiLorenzo and Gregory have in mind for an encore during 2006?

“This year, my resolution is to join a gym,” said DiLorenzo during a Dec. 29 interview.

“Our resolution is to keep the weight off,” said Gregory.

Those Who Do...

DiLorenzo and Gregory may serve as inspiration to city resident Amy Moulton. Moulton recently became engaged and weight loss is included among her 2006 New Year’s resolutions.

“I really want to get into shape before the wedding,” she said. “I’d also like to be a better person, to smile a lot and send out a positive vibe.”


Dayton Logan, Jeremy Bullett, and Ryan Donovan all want to "do better" in school during 2006.
School performance topped the resolutions of Jeremy Bullett, 14, Dayton Logan, 15, and 13-year-old Ryan Donovan.

“I want to do better in school,” said Bullett, who is a ninth-grade student at the Pine Cobble School in Williamstown.

“I want to do better in school and be a better welder,” said Logan, who is a sophomore student enrolled in the Charles H. McCann Technical High School’s metal fabrication program. “I want to get a good job, too. And my brother is looking at colleges so I figure I might as well start looking, too.”

Donovan had a similar resolution but said he did not want to sound redundant.

“I guess to better in school,” the Silvio O. Conte Middle School student said. “That’s what I want but I didn’t want to say everything the same as these guys. I do want to make it to college.”

...And Those Who Don't

Dilego’s jewelry store owners Pamela Costine and Cynthia Lamore said that they have ceased making New Year’s resolutions.

“My resolution is to not make resolutions,” Costine said.

“I gave up resolutions years ago,” said Lamore. “You can’t disappoint yourself if you don’t make one.”

A New Year’s Day tradition is honored by Lamore and Costine, who are sisters, and their family members, they said.

“We have the big Italian feast, with lasagna and all kinds of food,” Lamore said.

Success: Not Exactly What She Had In Mind

Kelley Kearns, 17, of Pownal, Vt., is a senior at the Mount Anthony Regional High School. She plans to enroll at Castleton College and study psychology after graduation, she said.

“My resolution is to do well with my first step into adulthood,” she said.

Clara Howard of Pownal said that success with a 2005 resolution proved a double-edged sword, and there will be no 2006 resolution in her life.

“Last year, I resolved to quit smoking, and I did it,” she said. “And now I have to lose the weight I gained because of it.”

Stewart’s Shoppe employee Bryan Sieferling shared his resolution.
“It’s to be neater and more organized,” he said.

Bryan Sieferling wants to get organized in '06.


California, Here She Comes

Mary Ann Dilego has resolved to venture across the country to Sausalito, Calif., during 2006 and visit her daughter, photographer and designer Beth Dilego. She has made the trip several times and enjoys the town and meeting her daughter’s friends, she said.

“My resolution is to go back out to Sausalito,” she said emphatically. “It’s the cutest town and I meet so many nice people.”

Fashion Bug employee Nicole Young said that she avoids resolutions.

“I never make a resolution,” she said. “I can never stick with it and I don’t want to let myself down.”

The Best of Intentions

Store manager Lida Watters said that her resolutions are “the same old, same old; lose weight and eat healthy.”

“I usually follow through and lose some weight,” Watters said. “And then I put it back on.”


Bonnie Moulton needs some downtime in 2006.
Galadriel’s owner Joanne Burdick said that she does not make resolutions but does have a New Year’s ritual.

“I let go of the previous year and start fresh at the new year,” she said.

City resident Bonnie Moulton said that work occupies a great deal of her time.

“I want to learn to prioritize so that I can have some down time for me,” she said. “I’ve made resolutions in the past and I really try to stick to them. Then it hits July and August and the trying is done.”

A Little Better Every Year

Carolyn Moulton strives for improvement every year.


Carolyn Moulton said that her resolution remains the same from year to year.

“I try to be a better person, a little better every year,” she said. “That’s my resolution. I think it's a good one.”

Susan Bush may be reached via e-mail at suebush@iberkshires.com or at 802-823-9367.

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