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October 24th, 2014

Monthly Archives: March 2014

Fisher-O’Riordan

  Christi Fisher and Skylar O’Riordan are engaged to be married. The future bride is the daughter of Sonja and Porter Walbridge and Buzz Fisher of South Barre. The future groom is the son of Helena and Kevin O’Riordan of South Barre.   A wedding is planned for July 12, 2014.    ...

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Independent School Students Deserve Access to Sports and Extracurricular Activities

  Editor:     I am writing to advocate on behalf of independent school students that do not have funds for certain sports or extracurricular activities not currently offered in their schools. At this time in Vermont, home school children are allowed to participate in public school sporting and extracurricular events, but independent...

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I Am Not John Anderson

  Editor:   A surprising number of people have recently suggested that I need to clarify that I am not John Anderson.   Rather, I am Jon Anderson. I reside in Montpelier with my wife Betsy at our B&B. I practice law and have been active in public policy issues in Montpelier for a long time.   I love Barre and have no reason...

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Town Meeting Comments from Washington County

  Affordability   “My fuel oil and property taxes together are equal to five social security checks.”   “Cost of living and maintaining a home is out of reach for many residents. A sizeable amount of people in Vermont are still not making $10 per hour.”       Property Taxes   “Property taxes are too high and going up. Senio...

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Common Areas

  I don’t often ‘do’ large malls. I’m not a hermit, I just don’t enjoy shopping, except for when I’m trailing around after my wife each Saturday, in our favorite local grocery store. Shopping for food is different, to me, than mall-roaming, and since I do most of the cooking at our home, it makes sense for me to buy the food with her. All I ne...

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Reiss’s Pieces

  I don’t know about you, but I get more catalogs than you would think possible! In my opinion, the cost of mailing a letter for you and me is outrageous at best. If they (whoever they are) would charge the catalog people a fair cost to send their stuff, we would not have to raid our savings just to mail a letter. Keep in mind, I am so old tha...

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Room 237 ***1/2

Now Available on Netflix   The book I remember best from high school is Moby Dick by Herman Melville.   To be clear, I don’t remember what happened in the story. I didn’t understand what was going on at all. Reading Moby Dick taught me that just because an artist is revered doesn’t mean that every piece of art he ever made is great....

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Gifts for foodies guaranteed to leave taste buds dancing

Between the growing trends of boutique restaurants, creative home cooking and entire television networks dedicated to food, you probably know a few people who consider themselves “foodies.” Whether they love craft beer, decadent chocolate treats or gourmet cheeses, you can find many great gift ideas for people passionate about food and...

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Finding the true cost of a college education

A college education is a lifelong investment. College graduates are more likely to be employed and earn more throughout the course of their lives, according to a recent report by the College Board. While the benefits of a college education may be clear, figuring out the true cost and how to pay for it isn’t always as obvious. Today, college-b...

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Stay on trend this winter season

As we head into the cold winter months, there is no need to sacrifice your style for warmth. This year, incorporate on-trend looks from the runway into your wardrobe to keep your look fashion-forward throughout season. Here are five fantastic looks for fall and winter from celebrity stylist, Cristina Ehrlich. 1. Men’s suit styling Menswear is...

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