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March 3rd, 2015

Senator Doyle Releases 2015 Town Meeting Survey Questions

Senator Doyle Releases 2015 Town Meeting Survey Questions

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Senator Bill Doyle announced today his 45th annual Town Meeting questionnaire. Some of the questions to be included are do you believe water quality is a major issue in Vermont; should Vermont legalize marijuana; are you concerned about the increased use of opiates in Vermont? There are also several questions relate to taxes: should Vermont have a payroll tax to reduce the cost of Medicaid; would a carbon tax benefit Vermont’s environment; should sugary drinks be taxed in order to reduce obesity; should Vermont have a one-day sales tax holiday? There are other questions related to the environment and Vermont’s economy: do you believe water quality is a major issue in Vermont; is Lake…
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02/23/2015Senator Doyle Releases 2015 Town Meeting Survey Questions
Montpelier Project Puts the Arts at Center of City

Montpelier Project Puts the Arts at Center of City

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By Aaron Retherford Heather Bryce, Artistic Director and Founder of Bryce Dance Company, wanted to infuse the Arts into the center of Montpelier. If next month’s Montpelier Project pulls off what it sets out to accomplish, Bryce and all those working with her, will do much more than that. The Montpelier Project is a one-month residency that will run from March 3 to April 4. The project launc…
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02/23/2015Montpelier Project Puts the Arts at Center of City
Autism Puzzle Foundation Invites Community to 10th Annual Benefit Dinner

Autism Puzzle Foundation Invites Community to 10th Annual Benefit Dinner

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By Aaron Retherford The Autism Puzzle Foundation in Barre is getting ready to celebrate its 10th Annual Benefit Dinner on April 11, its largest fundraiser of the year. APF provides grants to different organizations that provide services to children with autism such as horseback riding therapy, iPads, and summer camps. The organization gives six grants a month, which have totaled over $331,000 and benefited more than 600 kids during its nine-plus years of existence. The Chair of the APF Board, Randy Lamberti, has a niece with autism. At the beginning, it was Lamberti, his father, and Suzanne LaGue, who has a granddaughter with autism. The three met for breakfast one day and decided…
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02/23/2015Autism Puzzle Foundation Invites Community to 10th Annual Benefit Dinner
“Rewards”

“Rewards”

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By G. E. Shuman I only recently began realizing something very strange was happening to my key ring. It seems, lately, at least over the past year or two, that my key ring has begun to be filled with objects of an ‘other than keys’ variety. There are at least a half dozen things there that have nothing to do with starting my cars or unlocking the doors to my home. Those things are small, plastic tags that are constant remind-ers of businesses that I occasionally visit, but have no desire to be reminded of every time I start my car. They are key ‘tags’, I guess you would call them. The issuers of those tags refer to them as ‘re-wards’ cards. Check your key ring. I promise you, you have som…
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02/23/2015“Rewards”
Max’s View

Max’s View

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50 Shades of Grey *1/2 Last weekend, I took my girlfriend out to a Valentine’s Day dinner and then got up early on Sunday morning and went with her to see a matinee of “50 Shades of Grey”ÉÉ Thanks for waiting. Now that I’m back from receiving the award for Best Boyfriend of the Year, I can tell you how I feel about the movie. It is pretty darn bad. “50 Shades of Grey” is trying to be a “Twilight”-esque love story and a boundary-pushing sex movie. It fails at both tasks. The film defies believability at every turn. We are supposed to believe that Anastasia Steele is a 25-year-old virgin. But the character - as played by Dakota Johnson - is beautiful and confident and not the lea…
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02/23/2015Max’s View
Reiss’s Pieces

Reiss’s Pieces

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By Judy Reiss My wonderful grandmother was born just after President Abraham Lincoln was killed. I am not quite sure of the date; just I believe it was about 1870. Her stories about her childhood and growing-up experiences made my childhood a wonder! Remember she wore long skirts and corsets and was taught to behave like a lady from day one. And all the men wore hats, top hats when they were dressing up and they always tipped these hats when they passed a lady. Even back in my early days, I thought that this was neat! When I was growing up, no one wore a top hat. However, all the men I knew did wear hats. My father wore a felt-type hat every day of his working life. And truthfully, I d…
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02/23/2015Reiss’s Pieces
Conservation Camp Applications Are Available

Conservation Camp Applications Are Available

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If you are 12 to 14 years old and want to learn about Vermont’s wildlife and gain outdoor skills next summer, consider attending one of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s Green Mountain Con-servation Camps. The one-week camp program is held at two locations Đ Lake Bomoseen in Castleton and Buck Lake in Woodbury. Campers participate in hands-on learning experiences about fish and wildlife…
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02/23/2015Conservation Camp Applications Are Available
Support Aldrich Public Library by Voting Yes on Barre City Budget

Support Aldrich Public Library by Voting Yes on Barre City Budget

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Editor, I will be supporting the Barre city budget March 3, largely because the ability of the Aldrich Public Library to serve Barre will be greatly enhanced by a “yes” vote. A big chunk of the library’s operating budget rests in the overall city 2015-2016 budget. The library receives no direct state funding, and while I and the other Friends of the Aldrich Library continue to raise money through dinners and sales, our efforts alone won’t pay the bills. To put it plainly, the Aldrich needs the voters of Barre. The real question is, do the voters of Barre City and Town know they need the Aldrich? I hope so. This library offers so much: a warm, quiet place to check email and the Bost…
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02/23/2015Support Aldrich Public Library by Voting Yes on Barre City Budget
U-32 School Board is Asking For Your Support

U-32 School Board is Asking For Your Support

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Editor, The challenge of operating schools these days is encapsulated in the budgeting process. In these times of declining enrollment, rising property taxes, and an ever-expanding list of expectations for our schools, achieving the proper balance between our educational responsibility to our students and our fiscal responsibility to our tax-paying community is complex work. The U-32 School Board’s recom-mended budget for the 2015-16 school year reflects our work to achieve that balance. The budget calls for a 0.55% expense increase over the current year. This will require reductions in several administrative, instructional and non-instructional support positions. However, we expect no…
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02/23/2015U-32 School Board is Asking For Your Support
Act 39 Needs to Be Fixed or Repealed

Act 39 Needs to Be Fixed or Repealed

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Editor, On Feb. 18, I attended the VT Senate Health & Welfare Committee hearing regarding Act 39 (assisted suicide/aid in dying). The hearing was to address two topics: Is Act 39 working and do we let the safeguards sunset in 2016 as presently stated in Act 39? Up front, I will say that I am in favor of Repealing Act 39. Over the years I have attended many committee and public hearings prior to the passage of Act 39 and have witnessed how people opposing assisted suicide were not treated with the same respect as those in favor. And this disrespect continued as Senator Claire Ayer, Chair of the H&W Committee, displayed conduct that was unprofessional, demeaning, disrespectful, and bias…
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02/23/2015Act 39 Needs to Be Fixed or Repealed
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Senator Doyle Releases 2015 Town Meeting Survey Questions

Senator Bill Doyle announced today his 45th annual Town Meeting questionnaire. Some of the questions to be included are do you believe water quality is a major issue in Vermont; should Vermont legalize marijuana; are you concerned about the increased...

Read More

Montpelier Project Puts the Arts at Center of City

By Aaron Retherford Heather Bryce, Artistic Director and Founder of Bryce Dance Company, wanted to infuse the Arts into the center of Montpelier. If next month’s Montpelier Project pulls off what it sets out to accomplish, Bryce and all those working...

Read More

Autism Puzzle Foundation Invites Community to 10th Annual Benefit Dinner

By Aaron Retherford The Autism Puzzle Foundation in Barre is getting ready to celebrate its 10th Annual Benefit Dinner on April 11, its largest fundraiser of the year. APF provides grants to different organizations that provide services to children w...

Read More

“Rewards”

By G. E. Shuman I only recently began realizing something very strange was happening to my key ring. It seems, lately, at least over the past year or two, that my key ring has begun to be filled with objects of an ‘other than keys’ variety. There are...

Read More

Max’s View

50 Shades of Grey *1/2 Last weekend, I took my girlfriend out to a Valentine’s Day dinner and then got up early on Sunday morning and went with her to see a matinee of “50 Shades of Grey”ÉÉ Thanks for waiting. Now that I’m back from receiving the awa...

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