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Congressman Peter Welch Sits Down with Vote For Vermont

Congressman Peter Welch Sits Down with Vote For Vermont

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Pat McDonald and Ben Kinsley co-hosted a show with Congressman Peter Welch on current events in Washington DC and the Congressman’s work on behalf of Vermonters. Peter appreciated the show’s tag line “Listening beyond the Sound Bites,” and agreed that in politics listening is more important than talking! We asked Peter what he thought about President Trump’s reaction to Syria. Peter said…
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05/16/2017Congressman Peter Welch Sits Down with Vote For Vermont
Max's View: An Open Letter to the Nitwits at ESPN

Max’s View: An Open Letter to the Nitwits at ESPN

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Not so long ago, SportsCenter was a clip show. Each morning, a couple of sharp-witted gentleman presented highlights of last night’s games. During the clips, the producers played upbeat music and the hosts told the viewers what happened, tossing in a few well-timed quips and catch-phrases. It was perfect. To me, SportsCenter was The News. I had to watch it once a day or else I would be an ill-informed man. Last month, ESPN laid off one hundred people. Hey, SportsCenter: are you wondering how you went from the center of the sports world to an embarrassing public blood bath? I’ll tell you. 1. You didn’t focus on the sports that guys care about I don’t know where the ESPN produ…
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05/16/2017Max’s View: An Open Letter to the Nitwits at ESPN
Gratitude for Green Up Day 2017

Gratitude for Green Up Day 2017

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Editor, I would like to express greetings and gratitude to many who made Green Up Day 2017 a vibrant reality. Thank you! To the volunteers: Over 22,000 people of all walks of life and varied ages volunteered to come out and clean up litter from Vermont’s roadsides, public and natural spaces and waterways. They did this before, during and after the traditional day of Green Up Day, the first Saturday in May, May 6 for 2017. They worked through varying degrees of weather, including rain in some areas that forced delay of cleaning to the week-end after Green Up Day. In the Rutland area wind storms joined the rain leaving thousands without power. In some southern and central areas of the…
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05/16/2017Gratitude for Green Up Day 2017
Guest Opinion: Toxic Waters

Guest Opinion: Toxic Waters

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By Corrina Parnapy, District Manager Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District With recent heavy rains in the Northeast there is concern about wastewater flowing untreated directly into our lakes and rivers. Growth, aging infrastructure and increased storm intensity are resulting in wastewater spilling and leaching untreated sewage into waterways. This has included both raw sewage and graywater. Outdated and inadequate infrastructure both public and private are lending to the potential increase in toxic waters, containing harmful algal blooms and pathogens within the waters we drink from and recreate in. When wastewater spills or is dumped into a body of water, it contains p…
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05/16/2017Guest Opinion: Toxic Waters
New Book Gives Hope to Those Needing to Lose Weight

New Book Gives Hope to Those Needing to Lose Weight

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By Aaron Retherford Ralph Peterson’s life-changing journey started on April 24, 2013 when he woke up fat, hung over, borderline suicidal, and hugging his toilet at the all-inclusive Breezes Resort in the Bahamas. It was supposed to be a celebration of his 42nd birthday. Instead, it was his rock bottom. Peterson has since lost over 150 pounds, and he describes this low point of his life in…
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05/09/2017New Book Gives Hope to Those Needing to Lose Weight
Aging with Grace...

Aging with Grace…

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I recently came across a poem regarding Alzheimer’s by an unknown author that I have seen before and is so fitting. Alzheimer’s Poem Do not ask me to remember Don’t try to make me understand Let me rest and know you’re with me Kiss my cheek and hold my hand I’m confused beyond your concept I’m sad and sick and lost All I know is that I need you To be with me at all cost Do not lose your patience with me Do not scold or curse or cry I can’t help the way I’m acting I can’t remember though I try Just remember that I need you That the best of me is gone Please don’t fail to stand beside me Love me till my life is gone Dear Grace, My brother has been diagnosed with…
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05/08/2017Aging with Grace…
Gardening With Amanda: Things I Learned the Hard Way

Gardening With Amanda: Things I Learned the Hard Way

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By Amanda Legare •Sharpie permanent markers are not permanent. Those plastic tags may last, but the writing on them doesn’t if you are using “Sharpies”. In terms of duration I have had the best luck writing with number-two lead pencils. Sharpie has come out with oil-based paint markers which should be much more permanent. I haven’t tried them yet. For larger tags in the garden I have u…
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05/08/2017Gardening With Amanda: Things I Learned the Hard Way
Poetry Corner

Poetry Corner

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twilight time By Wayne F. Burke a smoky sky and white slather, the wooded hills brown, the streets dark-gray; twilight time does something to me, something good, to see a scrap of  crow swoop to the woods: it is not night is it not day a cornucopia of gray cloud with a spatter of charcoal bricks to start a fire, warm a heart, light a way through the gathering dark. Paper Memory By Kimberly Madura when the colors swirl on a moment preserving a thought, marking a place in time a piece of life, that freedom in form caught on one piece of paper edited to contrast an image, color, creating a perfect moment then - a perfect thing now forever captured for…
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05/08/2017Poetry Corner
In the Garden

In the Garden

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By G. E. Shuman Every spring, regardless of my many memories of past personal failure in trying to raise vegetables, I always try again. Something about that fact reminds me of the definition of insanity. Oh well. Over the years I have tried growing tomatoes in pots and plots, beans in rows and hills, and other vegetables every which way you can think of. I have also attempted to grow hanging baskets of strawberries, and even those upside-down things that make it simple to produce ‘hundreds of berries’. Okay, sure they do. I am always able to produce some produce at our home, but not enough to really be worth doing so, at least not by my methods, so far. This year, I’m tempted to not…
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05/08/2017In the Garden
Max’s View

Max’s View

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Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room **** Alcoa makes money by producing aluminum and selling it. Ford makes money by building automobiles with that aluminum and selling them. Exxon-Mobil makes money by selling gasoline to the people driving those Fords. How did Enron make money? To this day, nobody knows for sure. And that’s the problem. In “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room,” documentarian Alex Gibney explores the historic rise and fall of one of America’s most dishonest companies. Gibney does a terrific job of explaining a twisted financial tale. And he blames all of us for accepting the perverse Wall Street culture that allowed it to happen. The fatal fla…
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05/08/2017Max’s View
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Congressman Peter Welch Sits Down with Vote For Vermont

Pat McDonald and Ben Kinsley co-hosted a show with Congressman Peter Welch on current events in Washington DC and the Congressman’s work on behalf of Vermonters. Peter appreciated the show’s tag line “Listening beyond the Sound Bites,” and agreed tha...

Read More

Max’s View: An Open Letter to the Nitwits at ESPN

Not so long ago, SportsCenter was a clip show. Each morning, a couple of sharp-witted gentleman presented highlights of last night’s games. During the clips, the producers played upbeat music and the hosts told the viewers what happened, tossing in a...

Read More

Gratitude for Green Up Day 2017

Editor, I would like to express greetings and gratitude to many who made Green Up Day 2017 a vibrant reality. Thank you! To the volunteers: Over 22,000 people of all walks of life and varied ages volunteered to come out and clean up litter from Vermo...

Read More

Guest Opinion: Toxic Waters

By Corrina Parnapy, District Manager Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District With recent heavy rains in the Northeast there is concern about wastewater flowing untreated directly into our lakes and rivers. Growth, aging infrastructure and in...

Read More

New Book Gives Hope to Those Needing to Lose Weight

By Aaron Retherford Ralph Peterson’s life-changing journey started on April 24, 2013 when he woke up fat, hung over, borderline suicidal, and hugging his toilet at the all-inclusive Breezes Resort in the Bahamas. It was supposed to be a celebration o...

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