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April 19th, 2015

Montpelier Teen Named Vermont Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Montpelier Teen Named Vermont Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America

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Rachael Cummings, 16, has been named the 2015 Vermont Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). The Youth of the Year title is a prestigious honor bestowed upon an exemplary young person in recognition of leadership, service, academic excellence and dedication to live a healthy lifestyle. The program honors our nation’s most awe-inspiring young people on their path to great futu…
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Taste of Home Cooking School Coming to Barre Opera House

Taste of Home Cooking School Coming to Barre Opera House

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By Aaron Retherford Taste of Home is known as the largest food and entertainment magazine in the world. It also puts on approximately 250 cooking school events a year, inspiring more than 150,000 home chefs across the United States. Central Vermonters will get a chance to see what the shows are all about. On Tuesday, April 28, Taste of Home will put on a show at the Barre Opera House. Starting at 5 p.m., attendees can check out local vendors at the vendor show. Then at 7 p.m., they will be admitted into the main auditorium for a chance to watch a cooking show, which features 10 different and satisfying recipes submitted by home cooks from around the country. Chef Amanda Wilson wi…
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04/13/2015Taste of Home Cooking School Coming to Barre Opera House
East Montpelier Supports Water Quality, Broadband and Cell Service, and is Concerned About Increased Use of Opiates

East Montpelier Supports Water Quality, Broadband and Cell Service, and is Concerned About Increased…

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At right are the results for the 2015 Town Meeting Day Survey from the returns of East Montpelier residents. The numbers represent the total number (not percentages) of residents who answered “yes”, “no” or “not sure” for each of the 15 questions. Senator Bill Doyle serves on the Senate Education Committee and Senate Economic Affairs Committee. He teaches government history at Johnson State C…
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04/13/2015East Montpelier Supports Water Quality, Broadband and Cell Service, and is Concerned About Increased…
It's a Boy!

It’s a Boy!

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Kimberly and Brandon Bradley are happy to announce the arrival of their lucky charm, Oden McCoy Bradley, born March 17, 2015. Oden was 7 pounds, 3 ounces and 19 inches.…
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04/13/2015It’s a Boy!
Max's View

Max’s View

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Ilo Ilo ***1/2 If someone from a third world country asked you why it is that the United States is so wealthy and prosperous, what would you say? Maybe we are economically successful because we are a muli-party republic where no man can lead for more than eight years. Maybe it is because of our commitment to personal liberty and free enterprise. Maybe it is because we are so large and powerful. Maybe it is our Protestant work ethic. Not true. Lee Kuan Yew (who died last month at age 91) proved it. During his 56 years in the top leadership of Singapore, Lee helped transform the tiny impoverished country with no natural resources into an economic powerhouse. And he did it by ignoring…
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04/13/2015Max’s View
Reiss’s Pieces

Reiss’s Pieces

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By Judy Reiss I think that as adults, we must teach our children how to actually apply for a job. It doesn’t matter if they are looking for a fulltime job or just a part-time job to make a little money when they are still in school. Somehow we have neglected to teach our children how they should present themselves when applying for any and all jobs, particularly if they really want one. When I had a business, many years ago now, I was always shocked that young people actually came to ask me for a job this way. They would come into my place of business wearing raggedy and dirty clothes. Now, I never expected them to wear a suit, although I think if you have one it is always appropriat…
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04/13/2015Reiss’s Pieces
New Book Sullies Orville Gibson’s Name

New Book Sullies Orville Gibson’s Name

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Editor, After reading Stephen Martin’s literary effort, Orville’s Revenge, I feel compelled to reply as I am one of the few remaining relatives who was actually around at the time. Having grown up in an era where speaking out was undignified, I still now find these words difficult to express. For the record, I am sick and tired of hearing my Uncle bad-mouthed and belittled by people who never knew him. In plain truth, my Uncle Orville was both a hard worker and an intensely private man. Reserved and quietly generous, he was also a bit of a prankster. As a retired Judge, I find it interesting that Mr. Martin never interviewed anyone from Newbury before he wrote his book, it appears he j…
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04/13/2015New Book Sullies Orville Gibson’s Name
Thanks to Everyone Who Volunteers

Thanks to Everyone Who Volunteers

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Editor, I’d be willing to wager that 100 years from now, Vermont communities will still be grappling with critical issues that impact the well-being of seniors: hunger, heating, transportation and isolation. We will also still be trying to find that balance between state and federal budgets that provide for our neighbors in need. One thing is for sure, though, we will still have a robust safety net of volunteers that step up to serve their neighbors in need by delivering meals, providing rides to the doctor, and checking in on their well-being. This is the week to reach out and thank those that serve. It is National Volunteer Week, when we take heart that the lives of those in our…
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04/13/2015Thanks to Everyone Who Volunteers
The National Debt

The National Debt

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Editor, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” These beautiful words penned 239 years ago by Thomas Jefferson continue to illuminate the promise that is the United States of America. Forty years later, in 1816, Jefferson left us a warning as to how these rights might be threatened. “I sincerely believe... that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale.” --Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor, 1816. Not much is said these days about…
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04/13/2015The National Debt
In Praise of Francis Brooks

In Praise of Francis Brooks

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Editor, The Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Alliance would like to express its heartfelt appreciation and praise for Francis Brooks, former Sergeant-at-Arms of the Vermont Statehouse. The Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Alliance (VYDA) is an all-volunteer, citizen organization. We opposed the building of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, diligently worked to shut it down for 42 years and, are now engaged in ensuring the safe and reliable decommissioning of the plant. We have no clue what Mr. Brooks’ opinions were regarding Vermont Yankee and nuclear power. Why should we? As Sergeant-at-Arms of the Vermont Statehouse, Mr. Brooks’ job was not to tell us what he thought bu…
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04/13/2015In Praise of Francis Brooks
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Montpelier Teen Named Vermont Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Rachael Cummings, 16, has been named the 2015 Vermont Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). The Youth of the Year title is a prestigious honor bestowed upon an exemplary young person in recognition of leadership, service, ac...

Read More

Taste of Home Cooking School Coming to Barre Opera House

By Aaron Retherford Taste of Home is known as the largest food and entertainment magazine in the world. It also puts on approximately 250 cooking school events a year, inspiring more than 150,000 home chefs across the United States. Central Vermonter...

Read More

East Montpelier Supports Water Quality, Broadband and Cell Service, and is Concerned About Increased Use of Opiates

At right are the results for the 2015 Town Meeting Day Survey from the returns of East Montpelier residents. The numbers represent the total number (not percentages) of residents who answered “yes”, “no” or “not sure” for each of the 15 questions. Se...

Read More

It’s a Boy!

Kimberly and Brandon Bradley are happy to announce the arrival of their lucky charm, Oden McCoy Bradley, born March 17, 2015. Oden was 7 pounds, 3 ounces and 19 inches....

Read More

Max’s View

Ilo Ilo ***1/2 If someone from a third world country asked you why it is that the United States is so wealthy and prosperous, what would you say? Maybe we are economically successful because we are a muli-party republic where no man can lead for more...

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