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There's Lots of Love in Arnie's Ice Cream

There’s Lots of Love in Arnie’s Ice Cream

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Looking for something truly unique and romantic to give someone (or yourself) for Valentine’s Day? How about a tempting plunge into one of 12 tantalizing Arnie’s Ice Cream flavors? Arnie’s Ice Cream is the creative sensation of 19-year old entrepreneur Brandon Darmstatd of Montpelier. “I started working on this project in 2013 and wow did I find it wasn’t easy to make it happen,” explain…
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02/08/2016There’s Lots of Love in Arnie’s Ice Cream
Spaulding Student Entering West Point

Spaulding Student Entering West Point

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By Jim Higgins Aidan Reardon, a senior at Spaulding High School, had a longtime dream fulfilled last month. The United States Military Academy at West Point, established in 1802 by Thomas Jefferson, invited Reardon to join its 2016 Corps of Cadets. “I’ve always thought of the United States Military Academy as the best college in the nation,” Reardon said, “so to get the opportunity to be…
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02/08/2016Spaulding Student Entering West Point
Max's View

Max’s View

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The Revenant *1/2 Leonardo DiCaprio has pulled a complete McConaughey-180. A McConaughey-180 is a term that I just made up for a celebrity who starts his career as a lightweight pretty boy known for doing chick flicks. Then, through a series of amazing performances (“Dallas Buyers Club,” “Bernie,” “True Detective”), he transforms himself into a respected actor. Ten years ago Matthew McConaughey was universally loathed by every guy in America. Now he’s so cool that he makes me want to buy a Lincoln MKS. Leonardo DiCaprio’s McConaughey-180 has been even more remarkable. At the turn of the century, Leo was known to guys as the blond kid who’s in the movies that your girlfriend ma…
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02/08/2016Max’s View
Reiss’s Pieces

Reiss’s Pieces

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By Judy Reiss Just to bring you quickly up to date, the bed bugs still rule! I still won’t tell you the name of the nationally known extermination company who has been paid such an exorbitant amount and still haven’t taken them away. But when they are finally gone, I assure you I will. Three months for these devils is way too long! And I am always embarrassed to think that “Jane” has a nasty neat house and they still live and prosper there. I just can’t imagine how long it would take to drive them from a house like mine! God forbid. When I got thinking about bed bugs, of course I thought about our house. And although bed bugs have not inundated our house, we have had something else.…
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02/08/2016Reiss’s Pieces
Poetry Corner

Poetry Corner

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Valentine By Corinne Davis When I see you, myself is a glow My energy surging with nowhere to go I glance your way and catch your stare, As I uncomfortably shift about in my chair This attraction has me possessed If I’m not distracted, then I’m obsessed Wouldn’t it be nice, if you and me, Could let go of fear and be totally free If this is a gift from God above, Then why can’t I touch you and give you my love I wanting for you, and you for me, Not questioning why, just to be For some reason, I want to deny Myself this feeling that is sending me high When will we torch this passion to feed So we can embrace our innermost needs Valentine of My Heart By Old George Yo…
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02/08/2016Poetry Corner
Another Shumlin Blunder

Another Shumlin Blunder

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Editor, Governor Shumlin says the next strategy in his War on Climate Change is to divest the state pension fund of all coal and Exxon stocks. He said at a press conference that with the maple sap running in January and not enough snow on the ski slopes, Vermont needs to do everything it can to lead the charge against global warming. Seriously? By selling a few hundred thousand dollars of stock? If Gov. Shumlin really cared about global warming, he would not have led the charge to close the most effective carbon-free power generator in Vermont history, the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. Now, without its power, Vermont and the rest of New England are burning more fossil fuels for ele…
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02/08/2016Another Shumlin Blunder
New VY Storage Pad Needed Until Feds Take Away Spent Fuel

New VY Storage Pad Needed Until Feds Take Away Spent Fuel

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Editor, This month the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) will consider the proposed second dry cask storage pad at Vermont Yankee. This concrete pad would support the remaining reinforced concrete and steel casks containing spent reactor fuel. Vermont Yankee plans to self-finance the $145 million project, and is willing to begin the fuel transfer two years earlier than planned. The pad’s approval was a condition of the 2013 Entergy/State of Vermont Settlement Agreement providing $50 million of redevelopment funds to Vermont. This pad is a very big deal for all concerned. Without it, the decommissioning cannot proceed as planned and recently found acceptable by the USNRC. A PSB denial…
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02/08/2016New VY Storage Pad Needed Until Feds Take Away Spent Fuel
The Blessings of Liberty

The Blessings of Liberty

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Editor, A number of people have asked me what I am trying to convey when I write about the blessings of liberty and the tyranny of socialism. When I was a much younger man I witnessed the last stages of the cold war between the United States and the Soviet Union. Americans of my generation were immersed in the gut wrenching true stories of men, women and children trying to escape the tyranny of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. These people were desperate to escape to what was called the free world. They were searching for liberty. Part of the common language of Americans at that time included the words liberty, freedom, socialism and communism. On November 10, 1989 the Berli…
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02/08/2016The Blessings of Liberty
Reiss’s Pieces

Reiss’s Pieces

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By Judy Reiss Every now and then I hear about something that I think is so important to share with you that I am sorry you might think that I am making it up! However, this is not only true, it is actually something that has happened and is happening to my best friend’s daughter. I told her that I was going to write and tell you all about her problem, but she asked me not to mention the name of the company until it was over, if ever! And so I won’t tell you the name of the company this week but I assure you that when this whole episode is over, I will. The main reason I am so anxious to share this with you is to warn you what can happen. My friend’s daughter, who is the same age as my…
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02/01/2016Reiss’s Pieces
Max’s View

Max’s View

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The Island President ***1/2 The Climate Change debate in America is terribly polarized. The left dogmatically believes that Climate Change is 100% bad. That position doesn’t make any sense to me. In life, unexpected change is good a lot of the time. And global warming is clearly good for some people - people who own property in Siberia and Greenland, for example. The right, meanwhile, counters with the equally ridiculous argument that Climate Change isn’t real. The progressively receding ice caps and glaciers pretty much prove that the earth is warming. And though it’s clear to me that global warming is good for some regions (like Central Vermont), it’s certainly going to be terrib…
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02/01/2016Max’s View
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There’s Lots of Love in Arnie’s Ice Cream

Looking for something truly unique and romantic to give someone (or yourself) for Valentine’s Day? How about a tempting plunge into one of 12 tantalizing Arnie’s Ice Cream flavors? Arnie’s Ice Cream is the creative sensation of 19-year old entreprene...

Read More

Spaulding Student Entering West Point

By Jim Higgins Aidan Reardon, a senior at Spaulding High School, had a longtime dream fulfilled last month. The United States Military Academy at West Point, established in 1802 by Thomas Jefferson, invited Reardon to join its 2016 Corps of Cadets. “...

Read More

Max’s View

The Revenant *1/2 Leonardo DiCaprio has pulled a complete McConaughey-180. A McConaughey-180 is a term that I just made up for a celebrity who starts his career as a lightweight pretty boy known for doing chick flicks. Then, through a series of amazi...

Read More

Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss Just to bring you quickly up to date, the bed bugs still rule! I still won’t tell you the name of the nationally known extermination company who has been paid such an exorbitant amount and still haven’t taken them away. But when they ar...

Read More

Poetry Corner

Valentine By Corinne Davis When I see you, myself is a glow My energy surging with nowhere to go I glance your way and catch your stare, As I uncomfortably shift about in my chair This attraction has me possessed If I’m not distracted, then I’m obses...

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