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Therrien, Helliwell Open Thunder Road on Top

Therrien, Helliwell Open Thunder Road on Top

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Hinesburg, VT’s Bobby Therrien heads to the “Nations Site of Excitement” as the American Canadian Tour (ACT) points leader this weekend for the 57th season opener of Barre, VT’s Thunder Road. Therrien, with a dominating win in the season opener at Oxford Plains Speedway and a 7th place finish last Sunday at Lee USA Speedway, leads three-time ACT Tour Champion Wayne Helliwell Jr. by just two po…
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04/28/2016Therrien, Helliwell Open Thunder Road on Top
Aging with Grace...

Aging with Grace…

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As we go through life, often times we are busy working and caring for others, with little to no time for ourselves. Then one day we wake up and realize we’re not in very good health, feel depressed, tired, and definitely not socially active; so what do we do now? Dear Grace, I love your column and have found it helpful on several topics. I’m caring for my mother and helping with my grandch…
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04/25/2016Aging with Grace…
My Great Adventure, Part Two

My Great Adventure, Part Two

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By G. E. Shuman If you happen to be a faithful follower of my column, then you will understand what the title of this installment means. If you are a more normal person, and never read my stuff, you may not. If you do remember, and provided you care to, I have been looking forward to a trip south, to visit my mom in Florida, and to drive back my ‘brand new’ 46-year-old car from her home, to Vermont. By the time this article is published, I will be right about in the middle of that week; a week which is my great adventure. If you’re reading this any time between the publish date of the paper and May 1st, I am either still in sunny Florida, or somewhere between there and here, on my way…
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04/25/2016My Great Adventure, Part Two
Max's View

Max’s View

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Winner of the 2015 Oscar for Best Foreign Film “Ida” **1/2 “Lord, grant me chastity and continence, but not yet.” -St. Augustine of Hippo It’s a shame that what was intuitive to a 4th Century North African dude is largely ignored by the Roman Catholic Church today. The Church has taken a lot of heat for its sex crime cover up. But no one seems to ask why it is that so many Catholic clergy have a predilection for evil deviant sex. To Saint Augustine, the answer was obvious — they didn’t have enough fun in their teens and 20s. As a young man in Roman Algeria, Augustine partied hard and womanized. When he got it all out of his system, he was ready to settle down, take the…
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04/25/2016Max’s View
Reiss’s Pieces

Reiss’s Pieces

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By Judy Reiss I have always been an avid reader. I have no idea who taught me to read, but I do know that I could read and read well before I went to school. In fact, it makes me laugh to remember going to first grade and the terrible time I must have given the teacher because I was reading “chapter” books when the other kids were learning their ABCs. So, while they labored away, I was put in the corner with the book I was reading and told to read quietly and not discuss what I was reading with anyone! For me, reading has always been a way to enjoy myself and also as a daily habit. And this habit is one that I have enjoyed for 76 plus years. Why am I mentioning this? Well, right now…
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04/25/2016Reiss’s Pieces
Race to Read has Big Surprise for Kids During Thunder Road’s Opening Weekend

Race to Read has Big Surprise for Kids During Thunder Road’s Opening Weekend

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By Aaron Retherford With Thunder Road’s 57th Season Opener right around the corner on Sunday, May 1, that means race fans will have the opportunity to check out the cars and drivers during the Downtown Barre Car Show and Open Practice a day earlier. Adding to Saturday’s festivities will be Race to Read, an organization which has been encouraging kids to read through their love of racing s…
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04/25/2016Race to Read has Big Surprise for Kids During Thunder Road’s Opening Weekend
Help Make Green Up a Success

Help Make Green Up a Success

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Editor, Last year’s Green Up event was a great success and this year we’re hoping for even more participation. Barre City has been left tarnished by trash and debris from this past fall and winter. Spaulding’s Action for the Environment (S.A.F.E.) is currently organizing this event and gathering Green Up bags and gloves to distribute. We are encouraging individuals and groups to get involved this year to help Barre recover from the littering we have been through this year. This combined effort will help make Barre a cleaner place. Green Up Day is Saturday, May 7. As in the past, Barre will extend the green up for a week. On Monday, May 2, and through the course of the week prior to Gre…
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04/25/2016Help Make Green Up a Success
Sandretto-Pegolo Engagement

Sandretto-Pegolo Engagement

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Vance and Donna Sandretto of Marana, AZ announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha, to Matthew Pegolo, son of Dean Pegolo of Cromwell, CT and Marilena Peña of Wethersfield, CT. Samantha, a graduate of Penn State and MCPHS University, is a registered nurse at Norwalk Hospital. Matthew graduated from Roger Williams University with a master’s degree in Architecture, and works at Northe…
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04/18/2016Sandretto-Pegolo Engagement
Max’s View

Max’s View

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Iranium ** “Death to America,” say the leaders of Iran, constantly. I’m all for peace, love, and understanding, but even I am not hopeful that we will ever be friends with the current regime in Tehran. The Ayatollahs came to power in 1979 as a direct backlash against the American-backed Shah. The Shiite extremists blamed the United States for almost turning Iran into a decadent, secular western society. When America allied itself with Iran’s two main rivals in the region (Saudi Arabia and Israel) and invaded its two neighbors (Iraq and Afghanistan), we solidified the perception that the US was enemy number 1. According to the pessimistic documentary “Iranium,” it is defini…
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04/18/2016Max’s View
East Montpelier Deeply Concerned with Spread of Opiate Use; Wants Voice in Siting Industrial Energy Projects

East Montpelier Deeply Concerned with Spread of Opiate Use; Wants Voice in Siting Industrial Energy…

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At right, are the results for Senator Bill Doyle’s 2016 Town Meeting Day Survey from the returns of East Montpelier residents. The numbers represent the percentages of residents who answered “yes”, “no” or “not sure” to each of the 14 questions. Senator Bill Doyle serves on the Senate Education Committee and Senate Economic Affairs Committee. He teaches government history at Johnson State Col…
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04/18/2016East Montpelier Deeply Concerned with Spread of Opiate Use; Wants Voice in Siting Industrial Energy…
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Therrien, Helliwell Open Thunder Road on Top

Hinesburg, VT’s Bobby Therrien heads to the “Nations Site of Excitement” as the American Canadian Tour (ACT) points leader this weekend for the 57th season opener of Barre, VT’s Thunder Road. Therrien, with a dominating win in the season opener at Ox...

Read More

Aging with Grace…

As we go through life, often times we are busy working and caring for others, with little to no time for ourselves. Then one day we wake up and realize we’re not in very good health, feel depressed, tired, and definitely not socially active; so what...

Read More

My Great Adventure, Part Two

By G. E. Shuman If you happen to be a faithful follower of my column, then you will understand what the title of this installment means. If you are a more normal person, and never read my stuff, you may not. If you do remember, and provided you care...

Read More

Max’s View

Winner of the 2015 Oscar for Best Foreign Film “Ida” **1/2 “Lord, grant me chastity and continence, but not yet.” -St. Augustine of Hippo It’s a shame that what was intuitive to a 4th Century North African dude is largely ignored by the Roman Catholi...

Read More

Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss I have always been an avid reader. I have no idea who taught me to read, but I do know that I could read and read well before I went to school. In fact, it makes me laugh to remember going to first grade and the terrible time I must hav...

Read More

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