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Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Phone Is… Dead

Dear Readers,     The words below were written to express a bit of simmering frustration with what I feel is our increasingly isolating, digital world. The tale is one of an exaggerated situation, on an imaginary day far in the future. At least, I think the situation is exaggerated and imaginary. Don’t take it too seriously. Thanks, in advance, for...

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Vote “No” on Montpelier School Budget

  Editor: As a recently retired educator in a public university system I want to urge Montpelier residents to vote no on the upcoming school budget vote.   The prospect of an almost 25% increase in the school budget over two years with a 13% proposed increase this coming year is not only reckless and irresponsible, it is damaging to those...

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Re-Elect Hollar and Guerlain for Montpelier

Editor:     On Town Meeting Day, I’ll be casting my vote to re-elect Mayor John Hollar and District 2 Council Member Thierry Guerlain.   Under their leadership, Montpelier has taken significant steps to become more bicycle and pedestrian friendly. The city now has a vibrant bicycle advisory committee and a vibrant pedestrian advisory...

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We Should Have the Right to Choose What is Best for Us and Our Families

Editor:   As a licensed home childcare provider of 46 years, I have worked hard to establish my 3-star program and serve many families here in Central Vermont. Being a provider and building relationships with my parents and children has allowed me to become an expert when it comes to knowing what my families need. At times I feel as if I could...

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Reiss’s Pieces

  This winter, I have been reading even more books than usual. I love reading and have always been a voracious reader, and it started before I even went to kindergarten! I am not sure if I could read at such a young age because we didn’t have TV, or if I just learned when I was young and really loved every minute of it. But my reading ability...

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Ausmann-Helme

Jim and Debbie Ausmann, of Barre, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Ausmann to John Helme, son of John and Lisa Helme of East Montpelier.   Hannah and John attend the University of Vermont. John will graduate May 2014 with a Bachelors Degree in elementary education and will Commission with the Vermont National Gu...

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It’s a Boy!

      Ryan and Jennifer Aines, of Berlin, would like to proudly announce the birth of their son, Levi Jason Aines.   Levi made his appearance 8 weeks earlier than planned, at Fletcher Allen on February 19, 2014 at 3:36pm. He weighed in at 4.2 pounds and measured 19 inches long.   Ryan and Jennifer will share Levi with his grandp...

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7 ways to bring the spectacular beauty of nature into your home

There’s nothing like being outdoors. It soothes the soul, calms the spirit and delights the senses. Most of us can’t spend as much time as we’d like outside, but many clever methods can bring the serenity and beauty of nature into your home. Take a look at a few of the innovative ways that you can introduce nature’s beauty,...

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Ministerial Standing & Standards Committee-Randolph

Ministerial Standing & Standards Committee-Randolph Event on 2014-03-04 09:00:00 Location: Conference Office, 36 N. Main St., Randolph, VT at Vermont Conference United Church of Christ 36 North Main Street Randolph, United States...

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Know your options when selecting a treatment for metastatic melanoma

After a diagnosis of metastatic melanoma, it can be difficult to understand the different treatment options that are available. Every case is unique and there is no single answer for which treatment may be best for you. But it is important to be an active participant in your own treatment journey, or that of your loved one, and understand the optio...

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