NEW BUSINESS … Now open at 102 Empire Street in Montpelier is Safety 1st Firearms Training Center, owned by Neil and Rhonda Obus. A Veteran, 6 years in military special operations and 20 years in law enforcement, Neil offers CCW classes as well as basic firearms and advanced combat tactics classes. He is NRA and POST certified. Offering accessories, knives, ammo and coming soon firearms; hours of operation are Tuesday and Wednesday 10-5, Thursday and Friday, 11-6 and 10-2 on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. Safety First Firearms Training Center will be welcoming guests to their Open House on March 18 from 10-7. Serving refreshments and answering questions, they are eager to meet you and discuss your needs. Shown at the ribbon cutting are: Front row Chris Lee – Montpelier Chamber Rep, Rhonda and Neil Obus – owners, Chris Kannel. Back row: Frank Middleton, Kurt Roan – assistant manager Village of Montpelier and Terry Buntain – Chamber Executive Director.