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Vermont Youth Deer Hunt Weekend is Nov. 9-10

 VTF&W photo by Sandy Macys.     A youngster’s first hunt can mark the beginning of a lifelong passion for the outdoors and a commitment to wildlife conservation. There is no finer time to begin this journey than during Vermont’s upcoming youth deer hunting weekend on November 9 and 10, the Saturday and Sunday before the rifle deer se...

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Home Sharing Offers Many Benefits

Pictured (l to r) are Joel Rhodes, Kara Casey, Roni Coleman and Christina Goodwin of Home Share Now   Housing costs are clearly unaffordable when a Vermonter earning the median income needs to work 88 hours to afford a two-bedroom apartment at fair market rent. The good news is that with the number of over-housed people, living in a home with...

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Thunder Road Announces 2014 Schedule

  Thunder Road International Speedbowl has released its 2014 stock car racing schedule. The schedule features 18 events from the end of April through the beginning of October, as is tradition at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement.” The biggest change for 2014 is the switch from Sunday “Twilight” events in early June to the return of the traditio...

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Barre Kiwanis and SHS Key Club Talk Turkey

  The Barre Kiwanis Club and the Spaulding High School Key Club, with the help of Price Chopper, are once again combining their efforts to solicit turkeys to supply the local food shelves.   Last year the groups were able to give 120 turkeys to Central Vermont Community Action, Hedding Methodist Food Shelf, St. Monica’s Food Shelf, Webste...

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George Aiken: Senator and Governor

  by Sen. Doyle   Vermont Democrats were not able to capitalize on the economic disarray and make make serious inroads into Republican power. Part of the reason was the leadership provided by George Aiken, who was a legislator, House speaker and lieutenant governor before running successfully for governor in 1936. Among Aiken’s strongest suppo...

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The NFL is Great, But it Could Be Better

  I watch NFL football every week. It’s what Americans do. I love it.   But I don’t think it’s perfect. NFL games are too long, with too many unnecessary breaks in the action. I have come up with four ways to make games shorter and faster-moving.   Here they are:       Get Rid of Instant Replay.   Most challenges go th...

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Reiss’s Pieces

  I’ve decided to give you an update on at least one of the Reiss family menagerie. Why did I decide to do that? Well, in my opinion the world as we know it today is going to hell in a hand basket, and with the news media making everything worse! If that is possible. On the other hand, what could be more pleasant than reading some observations...

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Late Fall in the North

  by G.E. Shuman   I’m writing from my usual spot on our glider-swing, on the breezy front porch of our old Vermont home, on a chilly, late-fall Sunday evening. Our house is in the city, but the city is small. Our street ambles along the top rim of one side of a crater-like bowl or ravine; above the muted bustle of the business that is Ba...

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Protect Our Earned Retiree Health Benefits

  Editor:   There has been much speculation regarding the specifics of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and how it will affect Americans. My husband and I would like to share our experience. We are covered by a prescription drug plan from the company I retired from. This is NOT a perk. It is an earned benefit. Employees took less pay a...

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Join the Montpelier Cash Mob

  Editor:     It has been a long, tough construction season in Montpelier for merchants and shoppers alike. The paving is scheduled to finish in early November. Now it’s time to celebrate our resilience and come together as a community to support our downtown businesses. And have fun doing it together.   We are inviting the comm...

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