Noted political and sports writer Dick Brooks died yesterday in a Bennington Veterans home, he was 75. Mr. Brooks worked at the Saratogian and Gazzette from the sixties thru the early nineties retiring due to illness. A funeral will be held later this week at St Peter’s Church with burial at St Peter’s Cemetery. Mr. Brooks is survived by his two daughters and a son and many grandchildren. I knew the man and he was a real old fashioned journalist, when the Saratogian was a real newspaper which had a daily circulation of over 20,000 copies. My condolences to the family.