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Vermont Tech Interim President Addresses Montpelier Rotarians

Vermont Tech Interim President Addresses Montpelier Rotarians

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Pictured (l to r) are Rotarians Joseph Choquette III and Timothy Hayward, with Dan Smith, interim president of Vermont Technical College.   In recent remarks before the Montpelier Rotary Club, Dan Smith, the new interim president of Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center, painted a picture of an institution critical to the success both of the Vermont labor force and to the Vermont…
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09/29/2014Vermont Tech Interim President Addresses Montpelier Rotarians
Heat Your New Home with a Hair Dryer!

Heat Your New Home with a Hair Dryer!

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by Greg and Barbara Whitchurch, Passive House Alliance, Vermont Chapter Did you know you can build a cheaper, more comfortable, healthier and safer home that will save 90% of typical home energy costs? Passive House (PH) - not to be confused with passive solar - is a construction method that uses air sealing, super-insulation, sunward positioning of windows, and efficient air exchange. Ther…
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09/29/2014Heat Your New Home with a Hair Dryer!
Vermont Fishing Opportunities Heat Up as Waters Cool

Vermont Fishing Opportunities Heat Up as Waters Cool

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Shawn Good, a fisheries biologist with Vermont Fish & Wildlife, poses with a beautiful late-fall Northern Pike caught on Lake Champlain. VTF&W Photo.   Despite dropping temperatures and shorter days, the fall season brings out some of the year’s hottest fishing action on lakes, ponds, rivers and streams throughout Vermont and the state’s Fish & Wildlife Department is urging…
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09/29/2014Vermont Fishing Opportunities Heat Up as Waters Cool
Great Meals, Good Cause: Share the Harvest on October 2nd

Great Meals, Good Cause: Share the Harvest on October 2nd

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  The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) announces collaboration with approximately 70 restaurants, food markets, and food cooperatives throughout Vermont for the 20th annual “Share the Harvest” fundraising event. On Thursday, October 2nd, participating restaurants and food stores will donate a percentage of their sales to NOFA-VT’s Farm Share Program. The Farm Share Program is dedicated to working with Vermont individuals who cannot afford to purchase fresh, local produce on a regular basis. All funds raised on October 2nd will benefit these individuals by subsidizing the cost of up to 22 weeks of farm-fresh produce from local Community Supported Agricultu…
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09/29/2014Great Meals, Good Cause: Share the Harvest on October 2nd
Be Alert to Avoid Moose on the Highway

Be Alert to Avoid Moose on the Highway

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  Drivers need to be alert and cautious because moose are on the move, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. Moose are more likely to be crossing roadways at this time of year, especially after dark or early in the morning. The peak of their breeding season is late September and the first two weeks of October. “Motorists hit 75 moose on Vermont highways during 2013,” said Col. David LeCours of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. “We are asking drivers to be especially careful and for people to enjoy watching moose from a distance. Moose can be unpredictable and dangerous if you get too close and they feel cornered or get irritated.” Moose are a thr…
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09/29/2014Be Alert to Avoid Moose on the Highway
Berlin Pond Does NOT Belong to All Vermonters

Berlin Pond Does NOT Belong to All Vermonters

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  Editor: It is my belief, I may be wrong, that Berlin Pond is located in Berlin and as such it belongs to the town and of course the state and the people who pay taxes for its maintenance. I was not aware that all 600,000 (maybe more or less) Vermonters paid taxes to Berlin for the care of the “pond” which is the source of life-giving water to the residents of Montpelier and other areas that it supports. Oooh it’s wonderful the “privilege” which allows Montpelier and its taxpayers to fund/find and to build alternative water sources. Of course all those who want recreation access will gladly pay for this “privilege.” Just what percentage of recreation/boaters use this source of wat…
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09/29/2014Berlin Pond Does NOT Belong to All Vermonters
Support for Public Schools is Strong

Support for Public Schools is Strong

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  Editor: Thanks to Mayor John Hollar and School Board Chair Sue Aldrich for attending a recent community forum to discuss budget priorities for the next year. Mayor Hollar talked about making necessary investments in public infrastructure. Sue Aldrich talked about accolades that our public schools have received because of the strong support of our public school system. Many residents support making investments in infrastructure, especially in our public schools. Several people mentioned having moved families to Montpelier for the quality of its public education system. Some residents expressed concern about the state’s education funding formula. However, that has little to do…
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09/29/2014Support for Public Schools is Strong
Vermont Needs a New Governor

Vermont Needs a New Governor

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  Editor:   I picked up the newspaper, and... see what I learned! Chet Greenwood of Derby has clearly outlined the character of the governor of Vermont. He has pegged him for exactly what he is. If you will please read the “forum” in the Newport Daily News, under the date of September 16 and captioned “The Golden Dome Casino,” you will learn that Governor Shumlin has done great disservice to all Vermonters, especially the taxpayers. Therefore, he deserves no votes from either Democrat, nor Republican, nor Libertarian... nor from any other party or person in this state. We need a new governor immediately, if not sooner! If we (any of us citizens) did what he has been doi…
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09/29/2014Vermont Needs a New Governor
Middlesex

Middlesex

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  Middlesex was granted on June 8, 1763 to Jacob Rescaw and 64 others by Benning Wentworth, the royal governor of New Hampshire. As was true for most of the Wentworth grants, one right was reserved for the first settled minister, one for schools, one for the propagation of the gospel, and one right to Governor Wentworth. Some scholars feel that Middlesex was named because it was the middle town between Waterbury and Worcester. One day earlier, Waterbury had been granted, and Worcester was granted on the same day as Middlesex. Other historians claim that Middlesex was named for Charles Sackville, who was known as the Lord of Middlesex of England. Governor Wentworth had a history…
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09/29/2014Middlesex
What is Vermont? Image & Identity in the Green Mountain State

What is Vermont? Image & Identity in the Green Mountain State

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What is Vermont? A day-long conference presented by the Vermont Historical Society on September 27 will explore “Image & Identity in the Green Mountain State” and take a broad sweep of history from the state’s founding to new research on today’s Vermonters. Afternoon sessions will focus on the results of the Vermont Roots Migration Project and a special presentation of portrayals of Vermont on film and television. After the Society’s annual meeting, the morning keynote, given by historian Jill Mudgett, will give an overview of the cultural history of Vermont’s image and identity, viewed from inside and outside the state. Mudgett is a cultural historian and occasional VPR commentator,…
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09/22/2014What is Vermont? Image & Identity in the Green Mountain State
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Vermont Tech Interim President Addresses Montpelier Rotarians

Pictured (l to r) are Rotarians Joseph Choquette III and Timothy Hayward, with Dan Smith, interim president of Vermont Technical College.   In recent remarks before the Montpelier Rotary Club, Dan Smith, the new interim president of Vermont Tech...

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Heat Your New Home with a Hair Dryer!

by Greg and Barbara Whitchurch, Passive House Alliance, Vermont Chapter Did you know you can build a cheaper, more comfortable, healthier and safer home that will save 90% of typical home energy costs? Passive House (PH) – not to be confused wi...

Read More

Vermont Fishing Opportunities Heat Up as Waters Cool

Shawn Good, a fisheries biologist with Vermont Fish & Wildlife, poses with a beautiful late-fall Northern Pike caught on Lake Champlain. VTF&W Photo.   Despite dropping temperatures and shorter days, the fall season brings out some of th...

Read More

Great Meals, Good Cause: Share the Harvest on October 2nd

  The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) announces collaboration with approximately 70 restaurants, food markets, and food cooperatives throughout Vermont for the 20th annual “Share the Harvest” fundraising event. On Thur...

Read More

Be Alert to Avoid Moose on the Highway

  Drivers need to be alert and cautious because moose are on the move, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. Moose are more likely to be crossing roadways at this time of year, especially after dark or early in the morning. Th...

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