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June 27th, 2017

Got the Time?

Got the Time?

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By G. E. Shuman I want to tell you about a small thing, a coincidence, if you will. It is something that happened to me, a few weeks ago. I’m not sure if it’s worth telling you about or not, but it looks like I’m going to anyway. Truthfully, in this small coincidence, I think someone was ‘trying to tell me something,’ as they say. That someone must have been God, as the only other one I know who frequently tries to tell me something is my wife, and I don’t think she had anything to do with this. The thing is, as many of you may know, I am a teacher by profession, and a writer only by hobby. Some others of you may know that I am also a recovering retail manager, and am still often hau…
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06/19/2017Got the Time?
Max’s View

Max’s View

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Get Me Roger Stone **** “I am the most qualified. I have the most experience. I am the smartest and the most educated.” Ń a foolish candidate for public office I cringe every time I hear a politician say something like that. I loathe the guy saying it, but I still feel for him. That strategy never works. At best, mentioning your brains and your experience makes you look like a boastful egghead. At worst, people think you are telling the truth. Being an experienced politician is not a qualification. It’s a huge strike against you. It’s like saying: “Hey, I’m an experienced thief. Let me guard your money.” Or “Hey, I’m experienced at sending your sons to Asia to murder…
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06/19/2017Max’s View
Barre City Residents in Favor of Additional Affordable Housing, Efforts to Address Issue of Child Abuse and Neglect

Barre City Residents in Favor of Additional Affordable Housing, Efforts to Address Issue of Child Ab…

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At right, are the results for Bill Doyle’s 2017 Town Meeting Day Survey from the 375 returns of Barre City residents. The numbers represent the percentage of residents who answered “yes”, “no” or “not sure” for each of the 15 questions.…
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06/19/2017Barre City Residents in Favor of Additional Affordable Housing, Efforts to Address Issue of Child Ab…
Gov. Scott doesn’t Deserve Political Heat from Teachers Union

Gov. Scott doesn’t Deserve Political Heat from Teachers Union

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Editor, Governor Phil Scott has been taking a lot of undeserved political heat from the VT NEA teacher’s union and their allies in the VT Democrat party regarding his courageous stand to save the VT taxpayer $26 million dollars. This considerable savings would come by having teacher health insurance contracts negotiated at the state level. I don’t understand why the VTNEA wouldn’t be just thrilled to have a state run single payer system for their teacher members. In 2014 the VTNEA used $80,000 in teacher union dues to lobby Vermont legislators to support then governor Shumlin’s bid to create a single payer system in Vermont. The VTNEA also supported Shumlin and the VT Democrat pa…
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06/19/2017Gov. Scott doesn’t Deserve Political Heat from Teachers Union
Thanks for Helping Make Food Drive a Success

Thanks for Helping Make Food Drive a Success

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Editor, Again this year, I want to thank the people of the greater Barre area for generously donating food to the National Association of Letter Carriers Annual Food Drive. St. Monica Catholic and United Hedding Methodist Churches coordinate with the Barre Post Office to collect, sort, and box food for use in the food shelves of the two churches. We collected over 6,000 pounds of food this year. Thank you to the many church, school, and community volunteers and the letter carriers for all of their work in helping to “feed the hungry” in our community. Marie Tomberg Chairperson for 2017 Food Drive
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06/19/2017Thanks for Helping Make Food Drive a Success
Marijuana Legalization is a Bad Idea

Marijuana Legalization is a Bad Idea

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Editor, If marijuana is legalized it is only common sense that it will increase availability, use and associated problems. A reduced perception of risk message to youth from legalization for any recreational amount is a green light one that it is OK to use pot thus risking damage to their developing brains. Brain damage from exposure can happen in the womb through adulthood into the late 20’s. Infants exposed to marijuana by their mother possibly using it for nausea, may suffer outcomes even if never again exposed to marijuana. The outcomes are similar to what is seen in teens, such as lowered IQ and poor decision-making abilities due to a pre-frontal cortex injury that could persist fo…
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06/19/2017Marijuana Legalization is a Bad Idea
Max’s View

Max’s View

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Silence ***1/2 The history of religion during the past 1000 years is the story of Islam and Christianity. Muslim and Christian missionaries have tirelessly spread their faiths to all corners of the earth. Indonesia is 87 percent Muslim. There are more ethnic Indians who are Muslim than there are total people in North America. Thirty percent of South Koreans are Christians. There are even 50 million Christians in Red China. There is exactly one civilized country on the planet that has not been touched by the cross or the crescent: Japan. From business suits to central banking to baseball, Japan has often been eager to adopt Western customs. But when it comes to Western Gods, J…
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06/12/2017Max’s View
Vote for Vermont Discusses Re-Engineering Vermont Education with Ben Kingsley

Vote for Vermont Discusses Re-Engineering Vermont Education with Ben Kingsley

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Pat McDonald and Ben Kinsley are co-hosts of the show “Vote for Vermont.” On a recent show the tables were turned a little when Pat interviewed Ben in his capacity of Executive Director for Campaign for Vermont Prosperity (CFV). The topic for the show was a discussion of an innovative plan proposed by CFV which focuses on the re-energizing of Vermont’s public education system. Ben be…
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06/12/2017Vote for Vermont Discusses Re-Engineering Vermont Education with Ben Kingsley
Guest Opinion: A BAD Deal for Vermont

Guest Opinion: A BAD Deal for Vermont

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Withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Accord is a BAD deal for Vermont. On the global stage, President Trump’s unilateral action is an abdication of American leadership. His disregard for our strategic allies and global trading partners will have immediate and long-term implications. His impetuousness makes America less secure, less healthy, less innovative, and less wealthy. Across the planet, we will all suffer the consequences of President Trump’s recklessness, but younger generations will deal with the worst implications of his climate ignorance. Vermont won’t be immune. The president’s retreat threatens our economy, endangers our health, and could permanentl…
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06/12/2017Guest Opinion: A BAD Deal for Vermont
Looking for a New Favorite Summer Treat? Try Leonardo’s Gelato!

Looking for a New Favorite Summer Treat? Try Leonardo’s Gelato!

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Carlo dePrato grew up in the ice cream business and is the third — no, make that the fourth — generation of dePratos making gelato based on family recipes. Now, 50, Carlo can remember back to at least age 5 when he would help his father, Francesco, sell gelato at their store in Southern Germany where the dePratos had emigrated from Italy. “Our gelato is made fresh daily in small batches wit…
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06/08/2017Looking for a New Favorite Summer Treat? Try Leonardo’s Gelato!
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Got the Time?

By G. E. Shuman I want to tell you about a small thing, a coincidence, if you will. It is something that happened to me, a few weeks ago. I’m not sure if it’s worth telling you about or not, but it looks like I’m going to anyway. Truthfully, in this...

Read More

Max’s View

Get Me Roger Stone **** “I am the most qualified. I have the most experience. I am the smartest and the most educated.” Ń a foolish candidate for public office I cringe every time I hear a politician say something like that. I loathe the guy saying i...

Read More

Barre City Residents in Favor of Additional Affordable Housing, Efforts to Address Issue of Child Abuse and Neglect

At right, are the results for Bill Doyle’s 2017 Town Meeting Day Survey from the 375 returns of Barre City residents. The numbers represent the percentage of residents who answered “yes”, “no” or “not sure” for each of the 15 questions....

Read More

Gov. Scott doesn’t Deserve Political Heat from Teachers Union

Editor, Governor Phil Scott has been taking a lot of undeserved political heat from the VT NEA teacher’s union and their allies in the VT Democrat party regarding his courageous stand to save the VT taxpayer $26 million dollars. This considerable sav...

Read More

Thanks for Helping Make Food Drive a Success

Editor, Again this year, I want to thank the people of the greater Barre area for generously donating food to the National Association of Letter Carriers Annual Food Drive. St. Monica Catholic and United Hedding Methodist Churches coordinate with the...

Read More

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