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Monthly Archives: August 2013

17th Annual Rabies Bait Drop Underway

When Robert Johnson, state public health veterinarian, learned of a lethargic skunk with a broken leg that was removed properly from old North Beach in Burlington two weeks ago by a city parks official, he was relieved.   “That’s a good outcome,” said Dr. Johnson, “because the skunk later tested positive for rabies. “We knew the animal had bee...

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Re: Parklets in Downtown Montpelier

Editor:   As President of Montpelier Alive, I was disappointed by criticism of parklets at the Liquor Control Board’s meeting, as recently reported in the press.   Parklets will provide outdoor seating for restaurants downtown. People downtown attract people downtown. The more people are seen in a downtown, the more successful that downto...

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Reiss’s Pieces

As most of you know who follow my column, my family and I are summering on Cape Cod. I would like to say that we are having a wonderful vacation, but the truth would be that it has been less than perfect! First, the weather has been strange, at best. Either it has rained like a monsoon or, when the rain finally stopped, it was hot as places I have...

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The War of 1812

  Our Nation Drifted Toward War as a Result of Jefferson’s Embargo on Trade with Great Britain by Sen. Bill Doyle The Jeffersonian and Federalist parties pumped the war issue for all its worth, with the Jeffersonians using an offensive posture to cow the Federalists. Vermont Supreme Court Justice Royall Tyler – ju-rist, playwright, poet and n...

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Get your ‘fitness on’ this summer to help your favorite park win big

The air is warm, the grass is green, and summer is officially here. What better place to enjoy the summer than at your favorite park? Parks offer endless opportunities for having fun in the sun. And whether it’s a game of catch with family or a bike ride with friends, getting active has never been more rewarding. This summer, turn fun outdoor...

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Take advantage of tax credits to stretch home improvement dollars

Warm weather heralds home improvement season. It’s also the season of high electric bills as air conditioners hum to life in response to rising temperatures across the country. When you’re making summer upgrades to your home, improvements that make your house more livable and attractive are even more rewarding when they also help put mo...

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Secrets to an enjoyable and fuss-free sundae bar for fun entertaining

Yummy flavors, delectable toppings and the freedom to mix them together however you choose – who doesn’t love a sundae bar? With all the options available, a sundae bar may seem like too much work to pull off, but it doesn’t have to be. Whether it’s for a birthday party, fall barbecue, or a just-because party, you can serve...

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Tap the hidden job market

The process of finding employment has quietly undergone an evolution. Job seekers are discovering that many positions are not posted to the public. In fact, the online career guidance resource Quintessential Careers reports that only 15 to 20 percent of available jobs post to newspapers, online job boards or employment agencies. “Not advertis...

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Summer sandals: Pairing what we want with what we need

While stylish for men and women, you may be surprised to learn wearing most flip-flops can hurt or even injure your feet. The flip-flop, an icon of summer, has for decades been the easy choice for warm weather and weekends on the go; however, it isn’t always the most supportive or healthy choice. Though we’ve clearly learned to pair our...

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Cuatro consejos simples para una mejor audición

Como en la medida que envejecemos, mantenernos socialmente activos y en contacto con amigos y familiares es importante, y oír bien es vital para lograrlo. Varios estudios recientes revelan que la pérdida de la audición no sólo está asociada con una amplia gama de trastornos físicos, sino también prob...

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