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March 30th, 2015

Downtown Barre Adds New Primary Care Presence in Blanchard Block Building

Downtown Barre Adds New Primary Care Presence in Blanchard Block Building

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By Aaron Retherford Last Thursday, longtime Barre doctor, Mark Yorra, MD, finally cut the ribbon on his new clinic, commemorating his partnership with UVM Health Network—Central Vermont Medical Center. Located on the fourth floor in the newly-renovated Blanchard Block Building, the Granite City Primary Care office features six examination rooms and arguably some of the best views in the city.…
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03/24/2015Downtown Barre Adds New Primary Care Presence in Blanchard Block Building
Harwood Union’s Van Dine Takes Third in Vermont Poetry Out Loud Competition

Harwood Union’s Van Dine Takes Third in Vermont Poetry Out Loud Competition

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By Aaron Retherford It started with 5,179 students from across the Green Mountain State. It dwindled to 50, then 10, before finally the 10th Annual Vermont Poetry Out Loud Competition was down to the final three last Thursday night at Vermont PBS Studio in Colchester. Harwood Union student Anna Van Dine was one of those final three competitors, vying for the $200 prize and more importantly, a trip for two to Washington D.C. to represent Vermont at the National Finals. Van Dine and fellow Central Vermonter Rose Meriam of Spaulding opened up the night as the first two competitors out of the field of 10. Van Dine recited The Legend by Garrett Hongo, while Meriam followed with Caged Bir…
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03/24/2015Harwood Union’s Van Dine Takes Third in Vermont Poetry Out Loud Competition
Reiss’s Pieces

Reiss’s Pieces

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By Judy Reiss Back in the day, I owned and operated a day care center based at the Sugarbush Ski Area. For those of you with a long memory, it was the first type of childcare center at a ski area in the country. I was very proud of it and worked very hard to make it the best place for a child to spend their day – both local children and the children of skiers. As I look back, I am glad that I retired when I did. Because as the rules changed on how you could take care of a child, I would have found it very hard to change, too. I believed then and I believe now that a hands-on approach worked, letting the child know you cared about him or her and you weren’t just a paid overseer. And with a…
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03/24/2015Reiss’s Pieces
The Tax Man Cometh

The Tax Man Cometh

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By G. E. Shuman It’s tax season. You probably didn’t need a reminder of that, but, just in caseÉ It’s tax season. I have known the man who does our taxes for many, many years. In fact, I probably should have added one more ‘many’ to that last sentence. My taxman is the smartest ‘math’ person I know. In fact, he was my high school geometry teacher. You can’t get any smarter than that. No, he is not a hundred years of age, as, if you know how old I look, you may be assuming. I was in the first class that he taught right after he graduated from college. He was a great teacher, and the only guy who could ever make math fun for me. He made geometry exciting. Unfortunately, he has never been…
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03/24/2015The Tax Man Cometh
Foster-Smith Engagement

Foster-Smith Engagement

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Kyle Foster of Hardwick and Michela Smith of Barre are proud to announce the engagement of their parents, Amy Foster and Kevin “Woody” Smith of Woodbury on December 19, 2014. A fall wedding is planned.…
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03/24/2015Foster-Smith Engagement
Max’s View

Max’s View

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Now on Netflix Cash for Kids *** 1995: 12-year-old Bethany picked a schoolyard fight with her classmate Crystal because Crystal called her fat. Lucy received a firm scolding by the principal and a one-week suspension. 2015: 12-year-old Kelly picked a fight with Madison because Madison called Kelly’s family poor because she still has an iPhone 4. The judge sentenced her to three years in a juvenile detention center. In the aftermath of the 1999 school shooting at Columbine High School, parents and communities came up with innovative new ways to prevent school shootings and to keep American children safe. The plan was to treat naughty school kids more like adult criminals. Th…
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03/24/2015Max’s View
Prevent Child Abuse Vermont Must Not Remain on Budgetary Chopping Block

Prevent Child Abuse Vermont Must Not Remain on Budgetary Chopping Block

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Editor, There is no doubt that the legislature has a challenging job ahead of it to balance a budget that has a $110 M shortfall. Reviewing the list of potential cuts which is available on the Joint Fiscal website is distressing to say the least. I have posted on Facebook my concern about two of those recommendations. One is the impact to economic development and the elimination of the Travel & Tourism Department and the other is the elimination of funding for Prevent Child Abuse Vermont. It boggles my mind to think about eliminating prevention programs following the deaths of two children in DCF’s care this past year and the release of the Vermont Citizen’s Advisory Board’s Child De…
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03/24/2015Prevent Child Abuse Vermont Must Not Remain on Budgetary Chopping Block
Green Mountain United Way Still Needs Your Help

Green Mountain United Way Still Needs Your Help

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Editor, As Chair of this year’s Green Mountain United Way campaign, I am writing to you today to remind you that this appeal is still underway and will continue until April 30, 2015. To date, approximately 75 percent of the $550,000 goal has been met. It is not too late to make a contribution and help us meet our goal. Green Mountain United Way (GMUW) touches the lives of many of our neighbors in Washington, Orange, Caledonia, Essex and Orleans Counties, enabled by the generous support from local businesses and individuals like you. GMUW empowers people to help their children learn, assists people with financial stability, and encourages people to live healthier lives. They al…
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03/24/2015Green Mountain United Way Still Needs Your Help
Special Events Highlight 2015 ACT Schedule

Special Events Highlight 2015 ACT Schedule

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The 2015 American-Canadian Tour (ACT) schedule is shaping up to be one of the biggest in recent memory. The U.S. Tour will hold 13 point-counting events and three special events at 12 different tracks throughout the northeastern United States and Canada, featuring a variety of long-standing events, new tracks, and new alliances. Four new races will grace the 2015 season, beginning with a 150-…
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03/24/2015Special Events Highlight 2015 ACT Schedule
Home Share Now Closes in on 100 People Matched for the Year

Home Share Now Closes in on 100 People Matched for the Year

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By Aaron Retherford The idea of living with a stranger might not appeal to all, but Home Share Now in Barre is there to help those open to the idea, traverse the path to a home-sharing arrangement. Since its start in 2003, Home Share Now has developed a fine-tuned process, so those interested in either providing a home or seeking a home, should feel confident at each step along the way.…
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03/17/2015Home Share Now Closes in on 100 People Matched for the Year
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Downtown Barre Adds New Primary Care Presence in Blanchard Block Building

By Aaron Retherford Last Thursday, longtime Barre doctor, Mark Yorra, MD, finally cut the ribbon on his new clinic, commemorating his partnership with UVM Health Network—Central Vermont Medical Center. Located on the fourth floor in the newly-renovat...

Read More

Harwood Union’s Van Dine Takes Third in Vermont Poetry Out Loud Competition

By Aaron Retherford It started with 5,179 students from across the Green Mountain State. It dwindled to 50, then 10, before finally the 10th Annual Vermont Poetry Out Loud Competition was down to the final three last Thursday night at Vermont PBS Stu...

Read More

Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss Back in the day, I owned and operated a day care center based at the Sugarbush Ski Area. For those of you with a long memory, it was the first type of childcare center at a ski area in the country. I was very proud of it and worked very...

Read More

The Tax Man Cometh

By G. E. Shuman It’s tax season. You probably didn’t need a reminder of that, but, just in caseÉ It’s tax season. I have known the man who does our taxes for many, many years. In fact, I probably should have added one more ‘many’ to that last sentenc...

Read More

Foster-Smith Engagement

Kyle Foster of Hardwick and Michela Smith of Barre are proud to announce the engagement of their parents, Amy Foster and Kevin “Woody” Smith of Woodbury on December 19, 2014. A fall wedding is planned....

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