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Monthly Archives: March 2014

How to prepare your pet for summer fun – and beyond

The dark, cold days of winter are nearly behind us, and many people are looking forward to warmer weather and outdoor activities. Dogs also appreciate their time in the sun. So, it’s important to keep in mind what you need to do to make sure your dog is ready to enjoy summer activities. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) provi...

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What Ails Vermont – Is There a Cure to the Drug Epidemic?

  The Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation and Norwich University present, “What Ails Vermont – Is There a Cure to the Drug Epidemic?” a special event featuring Gov. Peter Shumlin, state leaders and Norwich faculty to kick off the Foundation’s national 2014 speaker series. This will be held on Tuesday, April 8, at 4pm in Plumley Armory on...

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Spaulding Honors Burdett Award Recipients

A Principal’s Breakfast was held on Thursday, March 20th at Spaulding High School to honor the recipients of the Robert M. Burdett Memorial Award. This award was named after Robert M. Burdett, a former assistant principal and principal at Spaulding High School (1971-1979). It is presented to students who contribute to the positive atmosphere of the...

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Build Up Your Immunity to Vaccine Myths

Parents nowadays are reading lots about vaccinations—some of it factual and some less so. This week I thought I’d take my best shot at doing some myth-busting when it comes to separating vaccine fact from vaccine fiction. Before I start, I do want to remind everyone of the fact that vaccines help prevent many serious infectious diseases and save li...

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Vermont’s Wildlife Responds to Delayed Spring

  Vermont’s human residents are not the only ones coping with the continued wintery conditions this year. The state’s wildlife are also searching for ways to deal with the deep snow and ice that may remain late into spring. Bears begin to emerge from their dens as the snow starts to melt and food typically becomes exposed and accessible. Despi...

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Green Mountain Youth Symphony Celebrates Three Centuries of American Women Composers

  The Green Mountain Youth Symphony (GMYS) welcomes the change of seasons with two concerts at the Barre Opera House showcasing nearly 100 young musicians from Vermont and New Hampshire in three orchestras. This semester the Senior Orchestra has prepared a program focused on music composed by American women from the mid-1800s through 2014. Thi...

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Why You Should Watch “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”

Most people are content to remain almost completely ignorant about history, geography, and science. And even though I find history and geography super interesting, I can’t argue that they are important to learn. Is my life richer and fuller because I know more about the 30 Years War than you? No. Are you a better person because you can find Indones...

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Be a Hero in our Community – Give to the Green Mountain United Way

  Editor:   In just over a month, this year’s Green Mountain United Way campaign will come to a close. I have had the honor of chairing this year’s fundraising effort and have seen firsthand the difference that the Green Mountain United Way makes every day. GMUW is helping improve the lives of thousands of Vermonters across the five count...

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Reiss’s Pieces

  Before I even start to write this, I want you to be sure and know that I am 74 years old, in fact, close to 75. And Malcolm is 75 almost 76. And the reason you need to know our ages, is that we are just too old to do what we we’re told to do! And here it is… I went out of the house the other day and the smell of skunk assailed my nose. Oh, L...

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Barre City Supports Minimum Wage Increase

  Many thanks to the 228 citizens of Barre who responded to the Town Meeting Questionnaire. Barre supported increasing the minimum wage, labelling GMO foods, and cell service and broadband. Congratulations to Barre City on your significant progress!   Comments are as follows:   Drugs “The drug issue needs to be dealt with. In a small...

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