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Joseph Choquette III Awarded Rotarian of the Year

Joseph Choquette III Awarded Rotarian of the Year

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Joseph L. Choquette III, external affairs manager at Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, has been named Rotarian of the Year 2016-2017 in recognition of his dedication and service to the Rotary Club of Montpelier, VT. Presented at the first club meeting of the new year on July 10 by outgoing President Susan Kruthers, Choquette was surprised and honored to have been recognized. “I was grateful for the…
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07/18/2017Joseph Choquette III Awarded Rotarian of the Year
Collaboration Strengthens Central Vermont Marketing Efforts

Collaboration Strengthens Central Vermont Marketing Efforts

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By William D. Moore, President & CEO The mid-summer break was last week, the best players from baseball’s major leagues met in the annual All-Star Game in Miami. It’s always fun to watch the professionals come out and, for one game, see opponents work together to win. The American League defeated the National on Robinson Cano’s home run in the 10th inning, 2-1. One of the most enjoyable…
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07/18/2017Collaboration Strengthens Central Vermont Marketing Efforts
Max’s View

Max’s View

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Now on Netflix Boom Bust Boom **** By now, anybody who can sit through an economics lesson knows how the 2008 financial meltdown happened. Banks assumed that housing prices would continue to go up forever, so they lent money to new homeowners who couldn’t afford the loans. Then the banks sold the loans to other banks and to private investors. This insured that a drop in housing prices would affect every financial institution and take down the entire economy. Then housing prices droppedÉ It’s easy to play Monday Morning Quarterback and blame who you want to blame for the meltdown. You can blame the naughty banks. You can blame the lax regulators. You can blame the materialists…
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07/18/2017Max’s View
This Old House

This Old House

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By G. E. Shuman My family and I live in a big old, (emphasis on old) Dutch Cape house. When we bought it, it was not supposed to be a ‘fixer-upper’. Regardless of that, I feel like I have been ‘fixing-er-up’ since the day we moved in, thirty-three wonderful years ago. The house is a sturdy old place, with its thick hardwood woodwork, hand carved stair railing, high ceilings, and higher heati…
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07/18/2017This Old House
Let’s Address the Primary Health Care Crisis in Vermont and America by Expanding Community Health Centers

Let’s Address the Primary Health Care Crisis in Vermont and America by Expanding Community Health Ce…

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By Senator Bernard Sanders The Trump-Ryan-McConnell “health care” bill currently being pushed by Republicans in Washington is one of the worst pieces of legislation to ever pass the U.S. House of Representatives in the mod-ern history of our country. This legislation would throw 22 million Americans off of health insurance, cut Medicaid by almost $800 billion, significantly raise out-of-pocket health care costs, defund Planned Parenthood and do away with protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Meanwhile, it would provide $500 billion in tax breaks to the wealthiest 2 percent, insurance companies and drug companies. I will do everything I can to defeat this bill. But no…
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07/11/2017Let’s Address the Primary Health Care Crisis in Vermont and America by Expanding Community Health Ce…
Max's View

Max’s View

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New on Netflix Betting on Zero **1/2 “By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.” — Genesis 3:19 I am thankful for the wisdom of this bible verse. Without it, life would be a lot harder and more complicated. There have been hundreds of Sunday nights during my adult life where I lost sleep. I was dreading the long, daunting work week ahead. But no matter how much I’m dreading it, I always go to work on Monday. That’s because I don’t view it as a choice. Genesis makes it sparklingly clear: if I want to earn the right to live and eat, I must labor. I will work…
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07/11/2017Max’s View
Gardening With Amanda: Daylilies — A Low-Maintenance Perennial

Gardening With Amanda: Daylilies — A Low-Maintenance Perennial

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By Amanda Sessel Legare The first perennial I ever planted was a daylily. I was a small fruit and vegetable farmer and didn’t have a clue about perennials. Now I grow more than 80 cultivars of daylilies. Today they come in every color except true blue and in an extraordinary assortment of shapes, sizes and color combinations. They can go from miniatures with blooms under three inches to those with flowers that measure seven inches across or more on stalks 10 inches to five feet tall. Daylilies are among the easiest to grow of all perennials. They have received a bad rap because some people are only familiar with “fulva”, the “ditch lily”. This is the common orange daylily that can gro…
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07/11/2017Gardening With Amanda: Daylilies — A Low-Maintenance Perennial
Looking Back at the 2017 Session with Vote for Vermont

Looking Back at the 2017 Session with Vote for Vermont

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Pat McDonald and Ben Kinsley are co-hosts of the show “Vote for Vermont.” On a recent show, Ben took a solo run at hosting with guest Robin Chestnut-Tangerman, the leader of the House Progres-sive Party. Robin was on the show in February and provided a list of Progressive priorities for the 2017-18 legislative session. The priorities were: interested in human rights, where all Vermonters live a quality life with dignity of work and wellbeing; a livable wage; affordable and accessible health care; and affordable child care. The primary question Ben asked Robin was “How did you do this year in meeting your priorities?” Robin was pleased his party made some progress and was cautiously optim…
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07/11/2017Looking Back at the 2017 Session with Vote for Vermont
This is a Big Week at Brookfield Old Town Hall

This is a Big Week at Brookfield Old Town Hall

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On Friday, July 14 at 6 p.m., Jennings and McComber return to Brookfield and bring their delightful and playful music. This event is a “Songs and Sundaes” event sponsored by Fat Toad Farm and featuring Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream topped with your favorite Fat Toad Farm caramel sauce. The fun continues on Sunday, July 16, with a Desert Reptiles presentation beginning at 2 p.m. Come meet some new scaly friends that inhabit the world’s deserts. This demonstration will bring real life desert reptiles including lizards, snakes, and a tortoise to Brookfield. Learn all about these animals, their desert adaptations and how to protect them in the wild. Sponsored by Green Mountain Power. AM Boot Cam…
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07/11/2017This is a Big Week at Brookfield Old Town Hall
Being Gubernatorial

Being Gubernatorial

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Editor, Unless there is some special exception to the state law requiring the wearing of a proper helmet when operating a motorcycle within Vermont, one wonders why Governor Phil Scott was not wearing a motorcycle helmet when he was riding the vintage WWII military motorcycle during the Montpelier July 3rd parade? Either way, it sets a rather poor example for others. In the future, the governor should wear a proper motorcycle helmet when riding a motorcycle, even during a parade. People will still be able to recognize him and he will provide a good example to others by following state law and also showing that no one is above the law, not even the governor. Is this not in keeping with bei…
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Joseph Choquette III Awarded Rotarian of the Year

Joseph L. Choquette III, external affairs manager at Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, has been named Rotarian of the Year 2016-2017 in recognition of his dedication and service to the Rotary Club of Montpelier, VT. Presented at the first club meeting of th...

Read More

Collaboration Strengthens Central Vermont Marketing Efforts

By William D. Moore, President & CEO The mid-summer break was last week, the best players from baseball’s major leagues met in the annual All-Star Game in Miami. It’s always fun to watch the professionals come out and, for one game, see opponents...

Read More

Max’s View

Now on Netflix Boom Bust Boom **** By now, anybody who can sit through an economics lesson knows how the 2008 financial meltdown happened. Banks assumed that housing prices would continue to go up forever, so they lent money to new homeowners who cou...

Read More

This Old House

By G. E. Shuman My family and I live in a big old, (emphasis on old) Dutch Cape house. When we bought it, it was not supposed to be a ‘fixer-upper’. Regardless of that, I feel like I have been ‘fixing-er-up’ since the day we moved in, thirty-three wo...

Read More

Let’s Address the Primary Health Care Crisis in Vermont and America by Expanding Community Health Centers

By Senator Bernard Sanders The Trump-Ryan-McConnell “health care” bill currently being pushed by Republicans in Washington is one of the worst pieces of legislation to ever pass the U.S. House of Representatives in the mod-ern history of our country....

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