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January 28th, 2015

Senate Report — Philip Hoff: Vermont’s governor who influenced the move to a two-party state

Senate Report — Philip Hoff: Vermont’s governor who influenced the move to a two-party state

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By Senator Bill Doyle Philip Hoff was elected as Vermont’s governor in 1962. Hoff’s appeal was based upon more than his stands on political issues. He was an energetic leader who knew how to make people enthusiastic about their state and themselves. Elbert Moulton, a Republican, served under Hoff as his development commissioner, and held him in high regard. Hoff, he explained, fostered “a climate of stimulating courage, enthusiasm and faith, making people more self-confident.” Hoff also attempted to reduce the number of school districts in Vermont. “With a population of 400,000 persons,” declared Hoff, “Vermont has 800 school directors, 246 road commissioners, and 246 overseers of the…
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01/26/2015Senate Report — Philip Hoff: Vermont’s governor who influenced the move to a two-party state
Reiss’s Pieces

Reiss’s Pieces

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Regardless of all the varied and sometimes stupid ideas I have gathered over the years, the one that I still feel is absolutely correct is that everyone in the United States of America deserves to have enough to eat and a warm place to live. We are a great country and in this country no one should go hungry nor should they have to live on the streets. I can’t imagine that many of you would disagree with me. However, and of course I have a “however” I don’t believe that those who don’t work should be able to get assistance which makes them able to live (and eat) better than those who are working to care for themselves and their families. I don’t think that I am wrong. And I do know people who…
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01/26/2015Reiss’s Pieces
Max’s View: Why I Love Game of Thrones

Max’s View: Why I Love Game of Thrones

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You know those people who ask a lot of questions while you’re watching television with them? Questions like: “what just happened?” “who is that again?” “how are those two related?” “who just got killed?” If you know somebody like this - somebody who needs to understand exactly what is going on 100% of the time - do NOT watch “Game of Thrones” with him. “Game of Thrones” is the most imaginative and intellectually challenging program on television. I just finished watching the third season on DVD. I still don’t claim to understand the show completely. But that doesn’t change the fact that I find it completely engrossing. I’m addicted and obsessed. The premise of “Game of Thro…
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01/26/2015Max’s View: Why I Love Game of Thrones
From S.O.S. to L.O.L.

From S.O.S. to L.O.L.

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By G. E. Shuman Many, MANY spring days ago, my grandfather Shuman and I were traveling along a long stretch of road somewhere in the Maine countryside. I was probably about 10 years old, and remember few specifics of the trip now. I do recall we were on our way to, or on our way home from, one of the great gatherings our family used to have on the coast of that state. I also remember that we were in Gramp’s Rambler American, and that he loved that car. (‘American’… not a bad name for a car.) I’m surprised that such trips with my grandfather are remembered at all, only because they were so few. He was a retired man by the time I was around, and wasn’t the type to play with the grandkids, i…
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01/26/2015From S.O.S. to L.O.L.
Support the proposed tax on sugary beverages

Support the proposed tax on sugary beverages

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Editor, As a mother and a two-time cancer survivor, I would do anything to prevent my children, or anyone for that matter, from getting a cancer diagnosis. Along with avoiding tobacco and limiting sun exposure, there is another major factor that many Vermonters may not even know causes a number of cancers, and that is obesity. Did you know that 60% of Vermonters are overweight or obese? One of the leading causes of the current obesity epidemic is the easy and affordable access to sugar-sweetened beverages, which have become a staple of many families’ diets. Our culture acknowledges that tobacco use leads to death and disease, and therefore we accept that if we want to purchase the…
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01/26/2015Support the proposed tax on sugary beverages
Washburn-Allen Engagement

Washburn-Allen Engagement

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Randy and Carol Washburn of Williamstown, Vermont announce the engagement of their daughter, Hallie Taylor Washburn to Jason Gordon Allen. Jason is the son of the late George and Claudette Allen of Craftsbury, Vermont, and the grandson of Bernie and Linda Lussier, also of Craftsbury. The future bride is the granddaughter of Elizabeth Laughlin of Northfield, Vermont. Hallie, a graduate of…
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01/26/2015Washburn-Allen Engagement
Vermont Pride Theater puts on Cyrano de Bergerac tale with a twist

Vermont Pride Theater puts on Cyrano de Bergerac tale with a twist

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By Aaron Retherford When the topic of homosexuality is approached in theater, oftentimes serious themes of bullying or HIV permeate throughout the emotional performances. Vermont Pride Theater at Chandler in Randolph is about to put on a performance with a more light-hearted approach. On Saturday, Jan. 24, Chandler Music Hall will host a staged reading of “M or F?” at 7 p.m. The story, wr…
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01/20/2015Vermont Pride Theater puts on Cyrano de Bergerac tale with a twist
Senate Report: Royall Tyler – Distinguished Vermont Author

Senate Report: Royall Tyler – Distinguished Vermont Author

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By Senator Bill Doyle Royall Tyler, early Vermont author, has been described by Frederick Tupper in this way: “His writings and his fame are not the exclusive possession of his adopted Vermont or even of his native New England, but are a part and by no means a negligible part, of the literary history of America. As the writer of the first American comedy regularly acted by professionals, as the author of the first American novel republished in England, as the creator of the Yankee type on stage and in story, as the composer of fictitious letters of international interest, as the producer of periodical essays and verses, Royall Tyler is not to be reckoned for a moment with merely provin…
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01/20/2015Senate Report: Royall Tyler – Distinguished Vermont Author
Two Central Vermont hotels showcased on new Travel Channel series

Two Central Vermont hotels showcased on new Travel Channel series

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By Aaron Retherford In the premiere episode of “Hotel Showdown” last week, Fireside Inn in Barre and Stowe Meadows Inn in Elmore went head-to-head with two other New England hotels for a chance to win a $25,000 prize. It was Captain’s House Inn in Chatham, Massachusetts that came away with the prize, but the owners of both Vermont hotels valued the experience of being on the show. “It was a really fun experience. It was our first experience doing anything like this,” Stowe Meadows Inn owner Caroline DeVore said, as she anticipated the show’s airing last week. “One of the things I really liked was getting to spend time with three other owners. It’s fun to see how other people approach…
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01/20/2015Two Central Vermont hotels showcased on new Travel Channel series
Max’s View

Max’s View

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Selma ***1/2 There have been approximately 15 billion people in human history. Of these 15 billion, Congress has chosen three of them to honor with paid federal holidays. There’s Christopher Columbus. He discovered the hemisphere in which we all live. He helped introduce tomatoes, potatoes, and corn to Western Civilization. Before Columbus, Italians could only order Fettuccine Alfredo because there was no marinara. Before Columbus, Irish people could only order mashed turnips and Cabbage O’Brien. Yuck. Before Columbus, nachos presumably consisted of cheddar cheese, ground beef, and a dollop of sour cream. That sounds way worse. Columbus gets a holiday. There’s Jesus. His r…
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01/20/2015Max’s View
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Senate Report — Philip Hoff: Vermont’s governor who influenced the move to a two-party state

By Senator Bill Doyle Philip Hoff was elected as Vermont’s governor in 1962. Hoff’s appeal was based upon more than his stands on political issues. He was an energetic leader who knew how to make people enthusiastic about their state and themselves....

Read More

Reiss’s Pieces

Regardless of all the varied and sometimes stupid ideas I have gathered over the years, the one that I still feel is absolutely correct is that everyone in the United States of America deserves to have enough to eat and a warm place to live. We are a...

Read More

Max’s View: Why I Love Game of Thrones

You know those people who ask a lot of questions while you’re watching television with them? Questions like: “what just happened?” “who is that again?” “how are those two related?” “who just got killed?” If you know somebody like this – somebod...

Read More

From S.O.S. to L.O.L.

By G. E. Shuman Many, MANY spring days ago, my grandfather Shuman and I were traveling along a long stretch of road somewhere in the Maine countryside. I was probably about 10 years old, and remember few specifics of the trip now. I do recall we were...

Read More

Support the proposed tax on sugary beverages

Editor, As a mother and a two-time cancer survivor, I would do anything to prevent my children, or anyone for that matter, from getting a cancer diagnosis. Along with avoiding tobacco and limiting sun exposure, there is another major factor that many...

Read More

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