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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Bitter-Sweet Changes

  “It’s a funny ol’ world, isn’t it?” (That happens to be my favorite Jack Sparrow quote, from the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series.) Yes, Jack, I would agree that it’s a funny ol’ world. Unfortunately, at least to me, some of the ‘funniness’ isn’t all that funny, this year. You see, Friday, the week that this paper comes out, is the day...

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Reiss’s Pieces

  One of my favorite memories of being young and in school, was when I was in third grade. I can vividly remember the thrill of learning that we would not only learn how to write in cursive, we would learn by using ink! How excited I was when each one of us got a glass jar filled with ink that was placed in the inkwell on our desk. And then we...

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X-Men First Class (2011) – **** & X-Men Days of Future Past (2014) – **1/2

  In the 1960s, some Civil Rights advocates chose to follow Martin Luther King Jr. while others decided to follow Malcom X. King was a voice of peace, moderation, and reconciliation. He wanted to create an integrated America. And he argued that if Civil Rights workers acted more Christian and civilized than the segregationists, then average Am...

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2014 Legislative Report

  by Sen. Bill Doyle   Below are some of the results of the 2014 Legislative Session.   GMOs: Requires food sold in Vermont containing genetic engineering to be labeled.   ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Establishes a fund to retain and attract businesses.   TOXIC SUBSTANCES: Requires manufacturers of children’s products to identify...

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Vote Yes for BCEMS Budget

  Editor:   I’m a Barre City resident, homeowner, and taxpayer. My husband and I are parents of three young boys, the eldest of which is in first grade at Barre City Elementary & Middle School. I’m writing to encourage your readers to vote in favor of the BCEMS budget on Tuesday, June 10th. The proposed budget represents a little more...

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Public Has a Right to Paddle on Berlin Pond

  Editor:   In the last election, voters in the Town of Berlin overwhelmingly supported non-motorized access to Berlin pond. I was in favor of access two years ago and I stand even more convicted on the issue today. Leading up to the vote, a small group of landowners and preservationists began circulating a list of “talking points” in an...

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Concerned About Recreational Use of Berlin Pond

Editor:   Ever since the May 2012 Vermont Supreme Court decision concerning issues of jurisdiction over access to Berlin Pond essentially opened it to human recreational use, which up until then had been protected for over a century, I have been seriously concerned about the very real threat that human recreational access creates for the publi...

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Survey says: Payday loan users savvier than you think

Read enough about the state of Americans’ finances and you might get the impression that the average consumer is fairly clueless when it comes to making good money decisions. But a new survey indicates that Americans are more credit-savvy than you might think about how and when to use one of the most-maligned types of credit: payday loans. Re...

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