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July 29th, 2014

2014 April

Rescind the Potholes, Not the Bond

  Editor:   Early in Waterbury’s history, it is assumed the voters voted for roads, streets, bridge, schools, etc. Now if only those votes had been rescinded, we would have no potholes, no schools, no town and no taxes. How perfect would that be? How fortunate we be that there were no rescinders, and how fortunate we’d be if there were no...

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Vote “No” on Bond Rescission

  Editor:   I would like to thank the Waterbury Selectboard and the Municipal Building Committee for their many long, tedious and I’m sure frustrating hours negotiating the location and design of the new municipal complex. On March 4th, Town Meeting Day, approximately 40% of Waterbury voters voted. The proposed municipal complex passed “8...

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Berlin Should Retain Control of Public Safety Services

  Editor:   In the coming weeks a petition will likely be circulating requesting Berlin residents to vote on the regional public safety authority charter. If the town of Berlin votes yes on this item, it will join Berlin to a regional governing authority and merge Berlin’s public safety services (police, fire, EMS) with Barre City and Mon...

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Turn your home into a smart home with these simple technology upgrades

Homes are more technically advanced than ever before, providing homeowners with sophisticated sound systems, high-tech security capabilities and interactive entertainment systems. The good news is that you don’t have to be a techie to turn your home into a smart home. Not only is technology improving, it is also becoming more user-intuitive....

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Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies at 76

Updated: April 20, 2014, 11:20 AM ET Associated Press TORONTO — Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76. His death was confirmed Sunday by John Artis, a caregiver and associate. Carter spent 19 years in prison for three murders at a tav...

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Boomers: 5 daily tactics to defy aging in 10 minutes or less

Determined, vivacious, passionate – a lot of words describe America’s estimated 78 million baby boomers. This spirited group is redefining their golden years, staying active by working, traveling and enjoying the great outdoors. They know that in order to live life to the fullest, they must make their health a priority, and many are dra...

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A resolution you can keep all year: The one-day identity checkup

Exercise. Lose the weight. Answer every incoming email. Those are the hard kinds of New Year’s resolutions, because you have to think about them every day for the rest of the year. Many are forgotten long before Valentine’s Day. But here’s one important resolution, one you can fulfill today and easily keep all year: protect your i...

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Have a delicious baking recipe? Share it with the world

Think your family’s favorite breakfast recipe is a winner? Enter it now in the 47th Pillsbury Bake-Off(R) Contest for the chance to win $ 1 million and other prizes. In 2013, Antoinette Leal of Ridgefield, Conn., won third prize at the contest for her Cherry Almond Brunch Tart recipe. Antoinette’s winning recipe paired two popular flavo...

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Planning a home improvement project? How to hire a quality contractor

Dreaming of home improvement projects in the New Year? You’re not alone – many homeowners are deciding what improvement project to tackle next. As the housing market continues to strengthen, homeowners buying or selling homes are focused on curb appeal or updating new spaces, which makes now a perfect time for remodeling. In fact, a maj...

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Dentist Dr. Debra Glassman on the Acid Truth

Dear Dr. Glassman, Over the past few years, I’ve tried to incorporate more fruits into my diet and replace sodas with sparkling water with lemon, but I’ve noticed that my teeth have become more sensitive. Could there be a connection? -Jen M. Note: Jen M. is a hypothetical patient asking her dentist a typical question ——...

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