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Plainfield Fire & Rescue to Celebrate 100th Anniversary this Saturday

Saturday, September 7th will be a full day of celebration in Plainfield, as the Town’s Fire and Rescue Department turns 100 years old.   Scheduled to coincide this year with Plainfield’s Old Home Day, the 100th anniversary events will take place in various location in the Village, rain or shine, with family-friendly activities throughout the d...

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VTC to Host Cross Country Invitational

On Saturday, September 14th, Vermont Technical College will host a cross-country invitational meet on their campus in Randolph Center.   Runners from Albany Polytechnic, Hampshire College, Green Mountain College, Saint Michael’s College, Naval Prep School, Nashua College, and University of Maine Augusta, as well as VTC students, will compete i...

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Patriotic Employer Recognized

Donald G. Allen, President and owner of Granite City Tool Co., of Barre, recently received the Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award. Shawn Bryan, Vermont State ESGR Chairman, with other members of Vermont ESGR, presented the award for the tremendous support that he has provided the company’s citizen s...

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Controlled Waterfowl Hunt Application Deadline is Sept. 16

Applications are available for controlled waterfowl hunting permits to be used at two Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department wildlife management areas.   Hunting under controlled conditions for ducks at Mud Creek in Alburgh and geese at Dead Creek in Addison has been popular since the early 1970’s. Permit applications for these two areas are a...

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The Rise and Fall of the Evil Empire

I think I understand the three reasons why baseball fans hate the New York Yankees.   1) They play in New York   2) They spend a lot of money on free agents   3) They are consistently good year after year   Well, now you should only hate the Yankees 2/3 as much. Because they are no longer good.   For the first time since De...

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The Issue of Slavery

by Sen. Bill Doyle       The Federalists had been torn apart and eventually destroyed by the politics of the War of 1812. The Jeffersonians capitalized on the British bullying of the young republic and used the war as a political tool against the Federalists. This strategy proved effective, and because the Federalists had few positio...

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Reiss’s Pieces

  A few years ago, I saw a movie and the underlying theme was “pay it forward,” and I have thought a lot about that theory over the years. What does that actually mean and how does it affect me? But I must admit that although I thought about it, I didn’t put that concept into practice. Until now!   I know I told you that this summer has b...

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Please Support 2013 Alzheimer’s Walk

Please Support 2013 Alzheimer’s Walk   Editor:   Rowan Court Health & Rehab is currently trying to raise funds for the Vermont Alzheimer’s Association. We have a dedicated team of employees who have committed to participate in the 2013 Alzheimer’s Walk at the Shelburne Museum on Sunday, September 22. The team has set a goal of $3,000,...

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How to save big with last-minute vacation planning tips

Sometimes the vacation bug bites without much notice. If you find yourself craving a travel adventure in the near future, you might worry it will be too complicated or costly to plan without adequate time. But the truth is, sometimes last-minute trips offer the best opportunity to score big bargains, if you know where to find them. There’s no...

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Grocery shopping for classroom success

The season of homework and PTO meetings is here, meaning it’s time to gear up for a successful school year. A balanced eating plan helps children, and adults, to concentrate, learn and problem-solve, in and out of the classroom. When creating your back-to-school shopping lists, remember to include foods that will nourish your child’s gr...

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