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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Business & Nonprofit Collaboration Creates New Pocket Park in Barre

Historic downtowns often have densely situated older buildings lining their Main Streets that leave little space for members of the community to gather, rest and enjoy nature. That is why the installation of a 68-foot granite zipper sculpture in downtown Barre – aptly named “Unzipping the Earth” – and the creation of a new pocket park around the zi...

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Vt. Sugarmaker Taps Solar Technology to Green Syrup Operation

  The ancestors to Burr Morse and his son Tom, at Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks of East Montpelier, learned their trade from the Native Americas as they settled central Vermont. Today, the eighth generation farm is tapping a 21st century technology to support their maple sugaring operation. The farm recently installed a 30kW solar tracking syste...

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Gore Vidal: the United States of Amnesia ***

  If you don’t mind, please name five current celebrities who everybody in America knows…… ……Okay, are you done? Good. I have no idea who is on your list (mine is Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, and Katy Perry), but I do know that you didn’t name a single intellectual. That’s because there are absolutely no celebrity intellectuals...

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Fashion Show Beneficiaries Thank Meals on Wheels supporters

    Editor:   On behalf of the Senior Activity Center and Just Basics, Inc., we thank all who made the June 7th Vintage Edition Montpelier Fashion Show and Practical Auction so successful. The fundraiser raised $2,000 to support the expenses for the Montpelier Home Delivered Meals program, also known as “Meals on Wheels” and “Feast a...

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Comply With Your Voter’s Oath

    Editor:   H. Brooke Paige is absolutely correct when he recites, “You solemnly swear, or affirm, ….you will do it so in your conscience you shall judge will most conduce to the best interest of the same, as established by the Constitution, without fear or favor of any person.” In other words, if you know a candidate plans to viol...

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U. M. Army Invasion

  Editor:   When you see a group of young people (60-70 young folks) between the ages of 14-18, what first comes to mind? Well, this coming July 6, Hedding United Methodist Church will be hosting 64 teens and 20 adults. They are volunteers who pay their own way to spend a week in an area doing service projects for senior citizen home owne...

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Moretown Supports Statewide Broadband and is Concerned About Increased Use of Opiates

  Many thanks to the 97 citizens of Moretown who responded to the annual Town Meeting survey. It was the largest participation ever. The citizens were concerned about the use of opiates, statewide broadband, increasing the minimum wage, and prohibiting cell phones while driving. Following are some comments and results from Moretown.   Eco...

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Vermont State Parks Announces Summer Camping Giveaway

    To share the joy of camping with Vermonters, Vermont State Parks will be launching a new promotion designed to encourage day-users to try camping. The “Random Acts of Camping” program rewards lucky visitors to day-use parks with two free nights of their choice of tent, lean-to, RV, or cabin camping at a Vermont State Park. One winner will...

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Baribeau-Castillo

Byron Baribeau, of Sharon, and Priscilla White, of East Montpelier, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Baribeau to Bradley Castillo, son of Louis and Millie-Jean Castillo of Vergennes. Hannah graduated from U32 High School in 2004, and Brad graduated from Vergennes Union High School in 2004. Hannah and Bradley met at C...

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It’s a Boy!

  A son, Alex William Shatney, was born May 30, 2014 to Rachel (Bryan) and Robert Shatney of East Barre....

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