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August 28th, 2015

O’Donnell Puts Exclamation Point on Title Bid with Fourth Win of Season on Cody Chevrolet Night

O’Donnell Puts Exclamation Point on Title Bid with Fourth Win of Season on Cody Chevrolet Night

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N. Haverhill, NH’s Derrick O’Donnell put an exclamation point on his bid for a third consecutive Thunder Road championship by making a late charge for his fourth win of the season Thursday, August 27 on Cody Chevrolet Cadillac Night. O’Donnell broke out of traffic late in the 50-lap main event and sliced through the front of the pack, passing cars low and high before reaching leader Mike “B…
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08/28/2015O’Donnell Puts Exclamation Point on Title Bid with Fourth Win of Season on Cody Chevrolet Night
Poetry Corner

Poetry Corner

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A World Surrounded By Lyza Giroux Feelings come in a storm of emotion Sadness, which comes to someone like waves from the unsteady sea Love, a feeling that will never truly leave one be; It’s almost as if missing him is the reason I breathe Anger, for the moments when you feel like nothing’s going right Joy, is what you find when the ones you care about hold you tight Depressed, a feeling of uncertainty in the obstacles of life Disappointment, for when you feel like you’re the one under the knife Fear, for when the dark takes over the night Excitement, a feeling where you’re simply drowned by delight Then there’s happiness Where even after everything;  all you want to do is dan…
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08/28/2015Poetry Corner
Local 18U Softball Squad Honors Fallen Soldiers with Selfless Act

Local 18U Softball Squad Honors Fallen Soldiers with Selfless Act

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By Aaron Retherford The Screaming Eagles is an 18U Junior Olympic softball team based out of the Northeast Kingdom. But it’s not the fact they are taking on college athletes in tournaments that sets them apart. It’s what the players chose to put on the back of their jerseys that makes them special. Instead of having their names on the back of the jerseys, each player has the name of a fallen…
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08/24/2015Local 18U Softball Squad Honors Fallen Soldiers with Selfless Act
Max’s View

Max’s View

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Straight Outta Compton *** What were Americans listening to in 1988? Nothing good, I’m afraid. The singles charts was dominated by bland pop stars like Steve Winwood and George Michael. The top-selling rock albums were by artless bores like Def Leppard and Van Halen. Meanwhile, 11-year-old Max was listening to “Weird Al” Yankovic. That is until my school friend Nathaniel gave me a cassette copy of Straight Outta Compton by the rap group N.W.A. My taste - and the world’s taste - in music was forever changed for the better. N.W.A. reinvented the genre of hip hop. Their brand of gangsta’ rap was defiantly black music made for an inner city audience. Their stories of crack dea…
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08/24/2015Max’s View
Barre: The First in Vermont to Celebrate Labor Day

Barre: The First in Vermont to Celebrate Labor Day

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By Sen. Bill Doyle Barre was the first community in Vermont to celebrate Labor Day. This took place at the Green Mountain Trotting Park (present location of Spaulding High School) on September 7, 1895. The event was sponsored by the Barre Granite Cutters’ Union. There were many speakers that day, and one prominent speaker spoke in the Italian language. A Barre newspaper, The Barre City Leader, reported that the park “was well fitted for the occasion with swings and hammocks. There was a large pavilion for dancing with the music being furnished by the Barre Coronet Band. In the morning there was a baseball game between the two strongest teams in the state, followed by a football game. T…
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08/24/2015Barre: The First in Vermont to Celebrate Labor Day
Reiss’s Pieces

Reiss’s Pieces

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By Judy Reiss I’m willing to bet that most of you who read this column were brought up very much like I was. Although the name of the town wasn’t Mayberry, it was very much the same. When I started kindergarten, I not only walked to school, I walked home for lunch, back again, and then back at the end of the day. It was quite far too! When I was in sixth grade, we moved to another town, and it was even more Mayberry-ish. In sixth grade, we did have to take a bus, but we had to walk about six blocks to catch it. And from seventh grade until high school graduation, we walked to school every single day, and I assure you nobody’s mother walked with us. When I met and married Malcolm, we d…
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08/24/2015Reiss’s Pieces
Rabid Skunk Killed in Area of Barre City Middle and Elementary School

Rabid Skunk Killed in Area of Barre City Middle and Elementary School

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On August 17, 2015 Barre City school officials contacted the Barre City police department about a skunk that was acting unusual in the area of the Barre City Middle and Elementary School. The property is 50 Parkside Terrace in Barre, Vermont. A police officer arrived at the school and the decision was made to dispatch the animal. After dispatching the animal, school officials had the animal sent to the Vermont State Laboratory for testing. Today August 21, 2015 it was confirmed by the Vermont State Veterinarian that the animal was rabid. While it isn’t an uncommon to find rabid animals in Vermont, Barre City Officials want to take this opportunity to remind community members about wha…
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08/21/2015Rabid Skunk Killed in Area of Barre City Middle and Elementary School
Laquerre Elected to New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame

Laquerre Elected to New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame

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Thunder Road racing legend and family patriarch Joey Laquerre of East Montpelier has been elected to the New England Auto Racing (NEAR) Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015. The 71-year-old Laquerre is the all-time winningest driver at Barre’s Thunder Road with 45 wins, including a record 17 in the Tiger Sportsmen and 14 in the Late Models. His most recent Thunder Road victory came in a Late Model fe…
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08/20/2015Laquerre Elected to New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame
New Home, New Director, New Wood

New Home, New Director, New Wood

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By Aaron Retherford The T.W. Wood Gallery & Arts Center has been an important part of the Montpelier community since 1895. It houses one of the largest permanent collections in Vermont, and it is also the Vermont repository for the Federal Works Progress Administration collection. That hasn’t changed over the years. But the gallery has gone through some major changes in the last year, find…
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08/17/2015New Home, New Director, New Wood
CVCOA Perseveres as Government Funding Shrinks

CVCOA Perseveres as Government Funding Shrinks

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By Aaron Retherford It’s not an easy time to be a non-profit these days. For non-profits to survive during a time of decreasing funding, they truly have to provide effective and valuable services. Central Vermont Council on Aging has been in existence since 1972 and has become a centerpiece in the central Vermont non-profit world due to the bountiful list of services it provides, which includes everything from meals and nutrition to fuel assistance and even caregiver support. About half of CVCOA’s funding comes from the federal government through the Older Americans Act. While that is a consistent source of funds, the well has been drying up over the years as the federal govern…
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08/17/2015CVCOA Perseveres as Government Funding Shrinks
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O’Donnell Puts Exclamation Point on Title Bid with Fourth Win of Season on Cody Chevrolet Night

N. Haverhill, NH’s Derrick O’Donnell put an exclamation point on his bid for a third consecutive Thunder Road championship by making a late charge for his fourth win of the season Thursday, August 27 on Cody Chevrolet Cadillac Night. O’Donnell broke...

Read More

Poetry Corner

A World Surrounded By Lyza Giroux Feelings come in a storm of emotion Sadness, which comes to someone like waves from the unsteady sea Love, a feeling that will never truly leave one be; It’s almost as if missing him is the reason I breathe Anger, fo...

Read More

Local 18U Softball Squad Honors Fallen Soldiers with Selfless Act

By Aaron Retherford The Screaming Eagles is an 18U Junior Olympic softball team based out of the Northeast Kingdom. But it’s not the fact they are taking on college athletes in tournaments that sets them apart. It’s what the players chose to put on t...

Read More

Max’s View

Straight Outta Compton *** What were Americans listening to in 1988? Nothing good, I’m afraid. The singles charts was dominated by bland pop stars like Steve Winwood and George Michael. The top-selling rock albums were by artless bores like Def Leppa...

Read More

Barre: The First in Vermont to Celebrate Labor Day

By Sen. Bill Doyle Barre was the first community in Vermont to celebrate Labor Day. This took place at the Green Mountain Trotting Park (present location of Spaulding High School) on September 7, 1895. The event was sponsored by the Barre Granite Cut...

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