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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Reiss’s Pieces

Reiss’s Pieces   Nothing is harder or more frustrating for me than trying to use our new Apple computer. Right now I am writing on my iPad. Why am I not using our new computer.? Well for one thing, I can’t find where to write, and for some reason, I have a tremor and my hands seem to be writing all by themselves! It is so frustrating because I...

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Whigs and Anti-Masons

Whigs and Anti-Masons   by Sen. Bill Doyle       On the national level, the “Era of Good Feeling” came to a close with the election of 1824. Four men ran for president that year – John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson and William Crawford – and none gained a majority. The election was thrown into the House of...

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Trusting the weakest link: What data breaches mean to you

You’ve seen it in the headlines. Hundreds of data breaches, often at large corporations, happen every year – and consumers suffer the consequences. Data breaches have become a constant reality of a connected world. Although many people choose to ignore the problem, you can take steps to defend yourself. What is a data breach? According...

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Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Compost Operator Certification Course

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Compost Operator Certification Course Event on 2013-09-19 08:00:00 Do you operate a compost facility or are planning on working at one in the future? The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Compost Operator Certification Course is a required Certificate Course for current or future compost site operators who must...

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Do you really know who is providing your medical care?

Whether you’re being treated for a minor injury or undergoing major surgery, it’s likely you’ll encounter not just one, but a team of health care professionals. While having multiple professionals working to provide you with the highest quality and safest care eases some fear, it also can cause confusion. When undergoing a surgery...

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Enhance your outdoor space with an outdoor fireplace

Winter lingered far too long this year. It was cold, it was blustery, and many of us were left wondering if it would ever end. Now summer is here – and it’s time to get outdoors. Instead of being forced to labor through the same old spring chores, use this abbreviated spring as an excuse to stay outside. Fire up the grill, dust off the...

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Remedies for deadly heat: more than just staying hydrated

Some parts of the country are experiencing record high temperatures this summer. Las Vegas hit 117 degrees and Phoenix topped the charts at 119 degrees. Salt Lake City also hit the triple digits as did several areas in California. Dry heat or not, residents and visitors were undoubtedly feeling it, and anytime the mercury gets remotely close to the...

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Easy season: Fall gardening spells success

Scrumptious, healthy veggies, hefty harvests and a break on your grocery bill – many appealing advantages draw people to growing their own vegetables. If you’ve never gardened before or you’re a green thumbed, garden-guru, you’ll soon figure out that fall’s a great time to get growing your own produce. Cooler temperatu...

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Look no further than your freezer for Dad’s perfect gift

Bill Cosby once said, “Fatherhood is pretending the present you love the most is soap-on-a-rope.” As children all over the country prepare to honor their dads for Father’s Day or a special birthday, it might be time to say “no” to the soap and ties and give him what he really loves – a home-cooked meal. In a 2012...

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September is Vermont Archaeology Month: Learn, Explore & Dig Into 13,000 Years of History

  By Giovanna Peebles       As a smart and engaged group of kids from Williamstown High School recently learned, archaeologists study people, not dinosaurs. The people are long gone, but clues to their lives remain in the ground.   To learn about past people, archaeologists study archaeological sites. Sites hold fragile clu...

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