DORSET >> The Dorset Historical Society's April Third Thursday Lunchtime Lecture features Gary Shattuck on opiates and their backstory in the Green Mountain State. Shattuck will give a PowerPoint presentation and discuss the wide use of these drugs in Vermont, tracing the tale from the 18th century into the early 20th.

A past member of the Vermont State Police, Shattuck is also a former Assistant Attorney General of Vermont, and a former Assistant U.S. Attorney with the Justice Dept. He is also the author of two books on Vermont history.

The event, free and open to the public, starts at noon on April 21 at DHS's Bley House Museum on Route 30 at Kent Hill Road. Bring a bag lunch; liquid refreshment and dessert are provided. For further information, visit or call 802-867-0331.