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Another Promising Year for Winooski River Salmon

Another Promising Year for Winooski River Salmon

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Winooski One station operator Jon Clark holds up a 32-inch, 14-pound male landlocked Atlantic salmon lifted during the 2014 fall salmon run. Photo by Nick Staats.   Vermont anglers have something new to smile about. Strong spawning runs of landlocked Atlantic salmon from Lake Champlain have been returning to the Winooski River in the fall. The runs are monitored annually at the Winooski…
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10/27/2014Another Promising Year for Winooski River Salmon
Don’t Miss Toys for Tots Deadline!

Don’t Miss Toys for Tots Deadline!

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  Don’t miss the upcoming deadline for Toys for Tots of Washington County! The Salvation Army of Washington County will be the only distributor for Toys for Tots of Washington County. This means folks will NEED to sign-up before the deadline! You can sign up at The Salvation Army of Washington County’s Main Office at 25 Keith Ave., Barre, VT 05641 (802-476-5301). To receive toys and clothes for your kids, sign up days and times are: - Monday, October 27th = 10 a.m. to noon - Tuesday, October 28th = 10 a.m. to noon - Monday, November 3rd = 10 a.m. to noon - Tuesday, November 4th = 10 a.m. to noon & 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will also be a special sign up day & t…
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10/27/2014Don’t Miss Toys for Tots Deadline!
Spaulding Students to Hand Out Free Glow Sticks

Spaulding Students to Hand Out Free Glow Sticks

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Shown are officers of the SHS National Honor Society. Top row (l to r): Rose Meriam, co-president; Emily Benoit, vice president. Bottom: Carly Redmond, treasurer; Alicia Violette, co-president. Photo by Elizah French.     How many ways can you keep your trick-or-treating children safe this Halloween? There are dozens, but one of the best is to simply illuminate your costumed chi…
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10/27/2014Spaulding Students to Hand Out Free Glow Sticks
Washington County Sexual Assault Crisis Team Achieves International Recognition

Washington County Sexual Assault Crisis Team Achieves International Recognition

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The Washington County Sexual Assault Crisis Team (SACT) recently achieved international recognition for its comprehensive approach to rape prevention and support for victims of sexual violence. The Washington County SACT is a member agency of the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, which receives funding from the Health Department. The organization was recognized in a study published by the European Parliament for its best-practice approach to addressing sexual assault. “We applaud the Washington County team for its commitment to Vermont’s women and children and congratulate them on this international recognition of their great work,” said Acting Health Commissioner T…
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10/27/2014Washington County Sexual Assault Crisis Team Achieves International Recognition
Reiss’s Pieces

Reiss’s Pieces

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I know for a fact that there are many people among us who really are “saints.” Now I know that these aren’t the good old saints that most of us remember from our Sunday school days, but nonetheless, they are today’s saints. I don’t want you to think about Mother Theresa or other popular saints of today, what I want you to think about are the saints who work in our towns and communities and make our lives that much better! I, of course, know someone who comes pretty darn close to my idea of a saint and I want to tell you about her. Her name is Sandee and a long time ago she went to school at St. Michaels in Montpelier. She was one of my students the one year I taught there. I must tell you t…
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10/27/2014Reiss’s Pieces
Obama’s Middle East Policy (zero stars)

Obama’s Middle East Policy (zero stars)

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At this point, most Americans agree that Barack Obama isn’t a great president. But there is a vocal minority who takes their opposition too far. The Obama-haters think that he is the worst president in history and that he is destroying America. They blame the president for everything that goes wrong. Weak economy? Obama. Bad race relations? Obama! Ebola? Obama snuck into the country from Africa and brought it with him because he’s a communist or a jihadist or both. The irrational demonization of the president is funny and sad. However, the Obama-haters’ worst fears have come true when it comes to the administration’s Middle East policy. It has been a spectacular failure. Presiden…
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10/27/2014Obama’s Middle East Policy (zero stars)
How Towns Were Named in Washington County

How Towns Were Named in Washington County

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  Washington County was originally named Jefferson County but President Jefferson’s Embargo, which banned trade with Canada - our biggest economic partner at the time, was so unpopular that the legislature changed the name to Washington in honor of George Washington. Barre was named to honor Colonel Isaac Barre, who played an important role in our fight for independence. The town was originally called Wildersburg but the town petitioned the legislature to change the town to Barre. Barre City received its charter from the General Assembly in 1894. Some historians say Berlin was named for the German city of Berlin, which was Frederick the Great’s capital. Another explanation for the…
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10/27/2014How Towns Were Named in Washington County
Scott Williams is the Candidate for Today

Scott Williams is the Candidate for Today

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Editor: Election of the States Attorney for Washington County is much more important than many people understand. It is a four year term, unusual in Vermont elections. The individual in that office sets the tone for police work and court outcomes to a degree that the average citizen cannot understand. Tom Kelly got my vote in 2006. Upon the death of Terry Trono who was a highly popular States Attorney, Governor Douglas passed over Kelly, reached outside of Washington County and appointed Craig Nolan. I believed, like many others, that Kelly was treated unfairly and that Terry Trono, a man I liked and appreciated, would have supported Kelly for the position. Terry Trono’s wife, Linda, stron…
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10/27/2014Scott Williams is the Candidate for Today
Restoring Balance in Montpelier

Restoring Balance in Montpelier

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Editor: For several years, the Democrats have had a ‘super-majority’ in Montpelier. They are running the show and have an agenda that doesn’t include hope or prosperity for the average Vermonter. What we need in Montpelier is fairness. That means balance in representation. Fairness would mean that all political sides would have a level of representation that would force reasoned discourse and problem solving. We need to elect people who are willing to reach across the aisle yet not forget the folks back home that voted for them and why they did. Hard working people in this state are really tapped out and raising more hidden taxes to pay for more social schemes isn’t what they need.…
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10/27/2014Restoring Balance in Montpelier
Milne is the One

Milne is the One

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Editor: Do you think Shumlin deserves another term as our governor? His mercenary, fast talking property purchase is highly irregular. He offered $68,000 for a house and seventeen acres appraised at $200,000, all on the back of a business sized envelope, to a man with a speech impediment. The only thing that stopped the deal from going through was the victim’s children taking it to the media. This is below the dignity of the governorship. I don’t care how many floods he can try to fall back on in his TV ads. Greed is one of the seven deadly sins. A character flaw. This affects Shumlin’s credibility, his public trust and respect. He insults our intelligence. We can do better. Scott Milne…
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10/27/2014Milne is the One
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Another Promising Year for Winooski River Salmon

Winooski One station operator Jon Clark holds up a 32-inch, 14-pound male landlocked Atlantic salmon lifted during the 2014 fall salmon run. Photo by Nick Staats.   Vermont anglers have something new to smile about. Strong spawning runs of landl...

Read More

Don’t Miss Toys for Tots Deadline!

  Don’t miss the upcoming deadline for Toys for Tots of Washington County! The Salvation Army of Washington County will be the only distributor for Toys for Tots of Washington County. This means folks will NEED to sign-up before the deadline! Yo...

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Spaulding Students to Hand Out Free Glow Sticks

Shown are officers of the SHS National Honor Society. Top row (l to r): Rose Meriam, co-president; Emily Benoit, vice president. Bottom: Carly Redmond, treasurer; Alicia Violette, co-president. Photo by Elizah French.     How many ways can...

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Washington County Sexual Assault Crisis Team Achieves International Recognition

The Washington County Sexual Assault Crisis Team (SACT) recently achieved international recognition for its comprehensive approach to rape prevention and support for victims of sexual violence. The Washington County SACT is a member agency of the Ver...

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Reiss’s Pieces

I know for a fact that there are many people among us who really are “saints.” Now I know that these aren’t the good old saints that most of us remember from our Sunday school days, but nonetheless, they are today’s saints. I don’t want you to think...

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