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July 31st, 2014

2014 March

Vermont Hunters Took More than 14,000 Deer in 2013

  Hunters took 14,107 deer during Vermont’s four deer hunting seasons in 2013, according to a report on last year’s hunting success just released by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.   The number of legal bucks with at least two points on one antler totaled 8,831, up 8 percent from the year before.   “We estimated there wou...

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Reminder from F&W: Ice Shanties Must Be Removed

  Vermont state law requires that ice fishing shanties must be removed from the ice before the ice becomes unsafe or ice loses its ability to support the shanty out of the water, or before the last Sunday in March (the 30th this year), whichever comes first.   The same Vermont law requires the name and address of the owner to be on the ic...

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Barre Partnership and TD Bank Partner for Downtown Barre

  The Barre Partnership recently announced an exciting new relationship with TD Bank. Thanks to the dedication of Shane Mispel, manager at TD Bank’s Barre branch, the bank and Barre’s downtown organization are partnering to establish a new downtown Barre volunteer program. The program will support the Barre Partnership by recruiting, retaining...

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Champine-Hutchins

Samantha Champine and Zachary Hutchins were married on March 1, 2014. The bride is the daughter of Joe and Keri Champine of Worcester. The groom is the son of Rebecca Wilbur of West Topsham and Lonnie Hutchins of Berlin.   The ceremony and reception were held at the Montpelier Elks Lodge and Country Club, with Nickolas Gray serving as the offi...

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Town Meeting Survey Results

  So far, 9,600 Town Meeting surveys have been returned and tallied. Following are the total results, in percentages.   Senator Bill Doyle serves on the Senate Education Committee and Senate Economic Affairs Committee, and is the Senate Assistant Minority Leader. He teaches government history at Johnson State College. He can be reached at 186...

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To Share, or Not to Share… That is the Question

  Years ago I read, someplace, about a small but telling error in judgment, or at least in lack of forethought, on the part of my very favorite president. It seems that, if the story is true, Abraham Lincoln, as a youth, once cut two small pet doors into the bottom of an entrance door to his home. One pet door was larger than the other. The st...

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Reiss’s Pieces

  I got thinking the other day that I really never told you what happened about my tooth. As you might remember, Malcolm went to our local Stop and Shop on the Cape and bought some pitted olives to use in something he was cooking. These weren’t canned olives, but ones that you had to dip from a big pot at one of their kiosks. Well, he did and...

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Schooled: The Price of College Sports ****

      There was a dark time in our history when a certain group of people were terribly oppressed. In exchange for years of sweat, they were given only food and a tiny room to call their own. They did backbreaking work for no pay while the old white guys who ordered them around got rich off their labor.   The time is now. I am t...

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Support Paid Sick Days Bill

  Editor:       At some point we all require time to recover from illness. Currently there is a bill, H. 208, in the legislature that would provide paid sick days for workers. Desirable jobs include reasonable benefits such as paid sick leave, a living wage and health care. H. 208 would benefit the business community, workers an...

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Let Childcare Providers Choose for Themselves

Editor:   I provide care for my grandchildren, one of which requires a great deal of specialized care. I am thankful for having the opportunity to take care of them but it entails a great deal of work and many long hours. Being able to provide a safe and healthy environment for them gives their parents a peace of mind that their children are b...

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