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About Taking and Bringing

by G. E. Shuman There is a lesson in the curriculum I use with my eighth grade English class, which is entitled “Using Troublesome Verbs Correctly.” A subheading to this short lesson states: “Take or Bring?” Take indicates movement away from you. Bring indicates movement toward you.” Examples might be that we “take out the trash, but bring in the g...

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Three Vermont Governors from Waterbury

by Senator Bill Doyle Waterbury was granted by Governor Benning Wentworth, the royal Governor of New Hampshire, to Joseph Abbott and 63 grantees in June 1763. Waterbury was originally six miles square, but in time, its land area was increased by accessions from Middlesex and Bolton. In 1763, many of the proprietors lived in Waterbury, Connecticut a...

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2013 Town Meeting Survey

Following is the 2013 Town Meeting survey. Many of the questions on this year’s questionnaire relate to jobs and the economy such as state cell service and broadband, natural gas, the growing of hemp and locally grown food. Additional questions include Vermont Yankee, use of cell phones while driving, decriminalization of marijuana, and a three-yea...

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Heroes that we present to our children

I’ve been thinking recently about the heroes that we present to our children. I’m not sure that guys who can hit a ball or catch and throw a ball and get paid millions and millions of dollars each year are my idea of good role models. Back in my day, I think that we did have many heroes who were sports personalities, but those guys played their spo...

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My New Year’s resolution

I hate to admit it, but I am the first one to complain if and when I get some type of service that I think is inadequate. It isn’t just that I am paying for good service (or food), it is because it the right thing to do. Right is right and anything else is unacceptable! My New Year’s resolution this year is sort of the opposite. Instead of complain...

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Searching for Sugar Man

The darkest hour in the history of the music business was Metallica v. Napster. It was the year 2000 and internet file sharing technology had made it possible for people to discover new music without having to buy it. When their new song leaked, thousands of Metallica fans downloaded the track before it was released in stores. Metallica should have...

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Quartet

Coming soon to the Savoy Theater…  Quartet I don’t know for sure, but it looks like growing old stinks. A woman in the movie “Quartet” has a catchphrase: “Growing old isn’t for sissies.” The joke is that the character’s name is Cissy. But, really, it’s no joke at all. Old age is one long series of bummers, big and small. Losing your eyesight...

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Edgerly Walsh is a Proven Team Player

I am writing to express my strong support for Jessica Edgerly Walsh in her bid to serve as a District 3 member of the Montpelier City Council. Edgerly Walsh is a proven team player with municipal and business leadership and management experience. Her commitment to Montpelier’s economic and environmental mission and her desire to revitalize and reco...

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Vote Walsh for Montpelier City Council

I am writing in support of Jessica Edgerly Walsh’s candidacy for Montpelier City Council. Although there is a slate of capable candidates for the open District 3 Council seat, I urge my fellow voters to cast their ballots for Jessica. Jessica’s professional experience includes working with business entrepreneurs and advocating for community concern...

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What Do You Think, Barre?

The Barre City Republicans are seeking input from all residents regarding the bills that are before the Vermont State Legislature. We are asking residents to go on-line at www.leg.state.vt.us/database/rintro/rintro.cfm?Session=2014 and look over the bills as proposed from both the senate and house. Then write a letter to the editor or attend one of...

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