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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Ten reasons why buying a new car might be cheaper than you think

Are you driving around in a car that’s a decade or more old? If so, you’re not alone. The number of older vehicles on the road in the United States has increased by more than 17 million since 2009, according to Experian Automotive. The average age of the more than 245 million vehicles on U.S. roads is up to a nationwide-high of 11 years...

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Senator Doyle Receives VHS President’s Award

Vermont Historical Society President Laura Warren presents Senator William T. Doyle with the President’s Award for his heroic deeds preserving Vermont history.     Senator Bill Doyle was presented the President’s Award at the Vermont Historical Society’s annual meeting on Saturday, September 21, 2013. In recognition of his lifelong preser...

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Capital Hockey Club Begins 41st Year

The Capital Hockey Club, about to begin its 41st year as Central Vermont’s oldest adult hockey program, has openings in two of its four programs this winter. In its Monday-Tuesday night A/B Ability Program, the club has room for three skaters. And in its C/D/F Ability Program, the Club has room for six skaters and two goalies.   Games are on M...

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“It’s No Accident” Community Safety Workshops at Barre Civic Center

  How do I know if my child is being bullied on the internet? What is sexting and how can I set limits and be vigilant while my child navigates cyberspace? How do I deal with that neighbor who is driving me nuts? My mother answered a phone call and lost her retirement income- how could that have been prevented? I gave the guy a down payment to...

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City of Montpelier Announces Three Public Forums on Important Development Projects

  The City of Montpelier has announced three upcoming public forums aimed at soliciting resident feedback on important development projects in the City.   On Wednesday, October 9th, Gary Toth from the Project for Public Spaces (http://www.pps.org/) will visit Montpelier to share with residents some ideas on the use of public spaces. The P...

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American Racer Tire Debuts at 2013 Milk Bowl

  One of the country’s most unique events, billed as the ‘toughest short track race in America,’ Thunder Road’s Milk Bowl just got tougher. The American Canadian Tour recently announced that they will be making a tire change for the first time in nearly a decade. The American Racer tire will become the tire of choice beginning in 2014 for the...

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Stephen Douglas

  The Democratic party in Vermont lost any abolitionist support it still had in 1854, when Illinois Senator Stephen Douglas (a native of Brandon) proposed the Nebraska Act, which allowed new states in the Nebraska territory to decide for themselves whether they wanted to allow slavery. Douglas was described as a “steam engine in breeches” and...

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Kwasnik-Bibeau

  Derek Alan Bibeau and Vui Thi Bui Kwasnik were united in marriage on Saturday August 17, 2013. Pastor Mike DeSena officiated the ceremony at the Kwasnik family residence in Williamstown. Derek is the son of Brian and Lori (Tucker) Bibeau. Vui is the daughter of Arliene Pearson and (the late) Douglas Kwasnik. The bride was escorted by her brother,...

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Reiss’s Pieces

  I know that over the years, I have discussed books, authors and how much I enjoy reading. Well, I find the older I get, the more I read – and not only read, but am obsessed about reading. What I wanted to share with you today is my new favorite author and how I happen to find out about her.   I am not sure how long ago it was but...

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Goodbye, Mariano Rivera

  Last month, my best friend and I were watching the Yankees play the Orioles. It was Mariano Rivera’s final time playing in Baltimore. Before the game, the O’s organization took the time to honor the retiring Yankee with a pre-game ceremony and some thoughtful gifts.   “They don’t do that for every retiring player,” my friend observed....

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