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Young Williamstown Man Heads to Brazil for International WorldSkills Competition

Young Williamstown Man Heads to Brazil for International WorldSkills Competition

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He’s only 20 years old, but Chris Royea is already making a name for himself in the plumbing and heating field. From Aug. 7-18, he will be in San Paulo, Brazil, representing the U.S. in competition against youth from around the world. Royea is the son of Suellen Royea and Dan Royea of Williamstown and is a 2013 graduate of Williamstown High School and the Barre Technical Center’s Plumbing and…
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08/03/2015Young Williamstown Man Heads to Brazil for International WorldSkills Competition
Central Vermont Artists Showcase Talent at ARA Members Show

Central Vermont Artists Showcase Talent at ARA Members Show

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By Aaron Retherford The Art Resource Association is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a members show at the T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier. Works across a variety of media and styles were on display during last Thursday night’s reception, although the exhibit officially opened on July 21. The ARA did not place limitations on the work for the show because according to ARA president L…
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08/03/2015Central Vermont Artists Showcase Talent at ARA Members Show
CVHHH Selected to Participate in Medicare Pilot Program

CVHHH Selected to Participate in Medicare Pilot Program

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By Aaron Retherford Come next year, Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice will be included in some notable company as one of 140 hospice providers in the U.S. participating in the Medicare Care Choices Model. The pilot project expands the availability of care for patients. In this program, patients who are eligible for Medicaid Hospice Benefit have the option to receive supportive care from CVHHH, while continuing to receive curative treatment. The current system prevents patients from seeking curative treatment when they choose to enter hospice care. The focus at that point is on pain and symptom management and quality of life. CVHHH President & CEO Sandy Rousse has high hopes for th…
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08/03/2015CVHHH Selected to Participate in Medicare Pilot Program
Max's View: I’m Rooting For Bernie Sanders - But Not For the Reason That You Think

Max’s View: I’m Rooting For Bernie Sanders – But Not For the Reason That You Think

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By Max Abrams The only thing that your vote in the Presidential election accomplishes is perpetuating the status quo. And the only thing that your vote can change is which lying politician gets to be enriched and corrupted by Washington, D.C. Maybe I’m fooling myself, but I want to believe that Bernie Sanders is different. He seems to be a man of ideas rather than just another politician obsessed with power. I am no Socialist. I do not have faith in government. If you had asked me 15 years ago, I would have told you that I fundamentally disagree with everything Bernie believes in. But times have changed. And so has my perspective. Fifteen years of working for a multi-national bank c…
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08/03/2015Max’s View: I’m Rooting For Bernie Sanders – But Not For the Reason That You Think
Senate Report — East Montpelier: The Youngest Town in Washington County

Senate Report — East Montpelier: The Youngest Town in Washington County

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By Sen. Bill Doyle The land that ultimately was to become East Montpelier was claimed by New York and New Hampshire. The earliest governmental organization was by New York who called the town Kilby. The New York charter, or patent, in 1770 said that “All mines of gold and silver, and also all white or other source of pine trees fit for the masts of the growth of 24 inches diameter and upwards at 12 inches belong to the Royal Navy of Great Britain.” This tract of land that was to become East Montpelier was part of the New York County of Albany. The New York charter spoke to the election of town officials, described methods of filling vacancies, listed requirements of family settlement, and…
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08/03/2015Senate Report — East Montpelier: The Youngest Town in Washington County
What’s Between the Rocks?

What’s Between the Rocks?

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By G. E. Shuman Once again, a few weeks ago, I had the wonderful good fortune of spending a day, (or two) depending on how much I think you need to know, at my favorite spot in the entire world. I seem to write about this place at least once each summer, so I guess this column will be that ‘once’, unless I have a chance to get back there before fall. The place is the beautiful granite breakwater extending out across the harbor in Rockland, Maine. My extended family and I have been going there, to fish, and to just enjoy the rocky Maine coast since I was a young child. In fact, some of them have been going there since my father was a child. Somehow, the granite never seems to age, or c…
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08/03/2015What’s Between the Rocks?
Reiss’s Pieces

Reiss’s Pieces

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By Judy Reiss I am sure that over the years I have mentioned that back in the day, I was a very good baker. Not only that, but when Malcolm and I met, I was the baker at what was the Sugarbush Inn in Warren. And because the Valley was small back then, I also baked at various other lodges, too. Truthfully, I am not sure I was that good but I could make a great Apple Strudel, the kind where you stretched the dough and I think that was why I was hired as much as I was! Then I got married and retired from my baking career except for baking for my children. And I finally retired from doing that when I realized that I ate as much as I baked. Well, a few years ago, down on the Cape, just a f…
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08/03/2015Reiss’s Pieces
Allen Scores First Career Late Model Win on WDEV/Calkins Night

Allen Scores First Career Late Model Win on WDEV/Calkins Night

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Hometown racer Jason Allen captured his first career Thunder Road Late Model win in the WDEV/Calkins Portable Toilets Trophy Dash on Thursday, July 30. Allen got around the outside of polesitter Matt White to take the lead on lap 28 of the 50-lap event and drove away for the victory. It was the first top-10 finish of 2015 for the sophomore driver after a tough first half of the season. “We…
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07/31/2015Allen Scores First Career Late Model Win on WDEV/Calkins Night
Poetry Corner

Poetry Corner

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Stormlight By Earnest A. Hemmingdwyer Light rain falling Sky, wind-textured, And mottled like A farmgirl’s face. Light rain falling— Will it be warm Or cold? So many people Far too many for comfort Stormlight dim Settled on the hardware floor the dust Blossoming flowers through the varnish Upon Seeing a Seedling By Earnest A. Hemmingdwyer What should our emotions be When a fragile plant we see Ensconced in concrete Wedged in a crack Forcing down Its roots ? Should we Take courage Or just ignore Give fleeting thoughts to The wonder that this plant lives? Earnest A. Hemmingdwyer is a Vermont native who lives on a rural homestead growing his own vegetab…
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07/27/2015Poetry Corner
Max’s View

Max’s View

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Let the Fire Burn **1/2 It’s a known fact that black men are targeted by the police. If you happen to be male and black, you are more likely to be harassed, beaten, arrested, and killed. Is this unfair to black men? Obviously. Is it racist? Not necessarily. The majority of black men who are law abiding are being punished because a significant minority of the black community are violent criminals. Let’s imagine we’re 20 years in the future: a new crime wave has hit the United States. The murder rate is skyrocketing. But it isn’t due to the black community, which has become significantly more peaceful and prosperous. Most of the killers are skinny bald middle-aged Jewish guys. I…
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07/27/2015Max’s View
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Young Williamstown Man Heads to Brazil for International WorldSkills Competition

He’s only 20 years old, but Chris Royea is already making a name for himself in the plumbing and heating field. From Aug. 7-18, he will be in San Paulo, Brazil, representing the U.S. in competition against youth from around the world. Royea is the so...

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Central Vermont Artists Showcase Talent at ARA Members Show

By Aaron Retherford The Art Resource Association is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a members show at the T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier. Works across a variety of media and styles were on display during last Thursday night’s reception, althou...

Read More

CVHHH Selected to Participate in Medicare Pilot Program

By Aaron Retherford Come next year, Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice will be included in some notable company as one of 140 hospice providers in the U.S. participating in the Medicare Care Choices Model. The pilot project expands the availa...

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Max’s View: I’m Rooting For Bernie Sanders – But Not For the Reason That You Think

By Max Abrams The only thing that your vote in the Presidential election accomplishes is perpetuating the status quo. And the only thing that your vote can change is which lying politician gets to be enriched and corrupted by Washington, D.C. Maybe I...

Read More

Senate Report — East Montpelier: The Youngest Town in Washington County

By Sen. Bill Doyle The land that ultimately was to become East Montpelier was claimed by New York and New Hampshire. The earliest governmental organization was by New York who called the town Kilby. The New York charter, or patent, in 1770 said that...

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