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Organ donation: gift of a second chance at life

While organ transplantation is a remarkable story in the history of medicine, the need for organs is vastly greater than the number available for transplantation. Any way you figure it, the math doesn’t add up to a promising picture. In 2012, there were more than 115,000 people in the U.S. awaiting an organ transplant – enough to overfl...

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Montpelier Girls Tennis Win Back to Back Titles

Editor: Congratulations to the Montpelier High School tennis team and their coaches Wendy Watson and Laura Furber for winning the Division II State Title. This was the first time the girls had ever won back to back titles. They achieved this by defeating Burr and Burton Academy who they defeated last year 7 to 0, and this year the result was the sa...

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Berlin’s Flood Plain Correction Vote

On Tuesday, July 23, Berlin voters will have the opportunity to vote to amend the zoning bylaws to correct a problem of significant importance to the economic health of the town. It was only a little more than a year ago that Berlin enacted changes to the flood control portion of the zoning bylaws. The Planning Commission held hearings, but there w...

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CVABE Appreciates Berlin’s Support

This July 23rd, I ask fellow residents to join me in voting to renew Berlin’s long-standing support for CVABE’s free education instruction for our neighbors. For many years, Berlin town residents have consistently committed $1,200 in town meeting appropriations to support the free Adult Basic Education and Literacy services provided to Berlin commu...

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Save money and do a world of good with reusable containers

Even as the country moves out of the great recession, many Americans are still in a money-saving mode – looking to conserve wherever possible. Good news. There are simple ways to save money especially if you go back to the time-honored concept of BYO – “bringing your own” container of coffee, lunch or water as part of your d...

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The Cemetery Club

By G.E. Shuman Once again, it was my extreme pleasure, last Saturday evening, to attend, with my wife, the current production by Lost Nation Theater in Montpelier. It was a beautiful summer evening, and a perfect one in which to stroll down Main Street, up the steps of City Hall, and to find our way to our seats at “One of the best regional theater...

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Wrist-Watches and Cracker Jack

by G. E. Shuman A few weeks ago I was standing in our kitchen, and happened to notice something about my sixteen-year-old daughter, when I saw her sitting on the couch in the next room. “You don’t wear a wrist-watch, huh Em?” I remarked. “I don’t wear a what?” Emily asked back. “A wrist-watch.” I repeated. “Dad, they don’t call them wrist-watches a...

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The Roots of Party Politics in Vermont

by Sen. Bill Doyle In the mild spring of 1791, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison rode from Philadelphia to New York and then on to New England on what they called a “botanizing excursion.” From Bennington, Jefferson wrote home about speckled trout and black striped red squirrels, and observed silver fir, white pine, “spruce pine” juniper, “paper b...

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Vermont Joins the Union

by Sen. Bill Doyle While Vermont was busy with internal affairs, New York began to reexamine its Vermont policy. In 1787, Alexander Hamilton, a member of the New York Assembly, introduced a bill that called for the recognition of the independence of Vermont. At the time there was debate as to whether the capital of the new nation would be located i...

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The Gatekeepers

February, 1945: President Roosevelt met with Saudi King Ibn Saud to discuss the postwar future of the Middle East. FDR asked the Arab monarch what he thought about the idea of establishing a Jewish state on the Eastern Mediterranean. “How about putting this Jewish state somewhere in Germany?” King Saud responded, “because putting it in the Middle E...

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