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Senator Doyle Releases 2015 Town Meeting Survey Questions

Senator Bill Doyle announced today his 45th annual Town Meeting questionnaire. Some of the questions to be included are do you believe water quality is a major issue in Vermont; should Vermont legalize marijuana; are you concerned about the increased use of opiates in Vermont? There are also several questions relate to taxes: should Vermont have a...

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Montpelier Project Puts the Arts at Center of City

By Aaron Retherford Heather Bryce, Artistic Director and Founder of Bryce Dance Company, wanted to infuse the Arts into the center of Montpelier. If next month’s Montpelier Project pulls off what it sets out to accomplish, Bryce and all those working with her, will do much more than that. The Montpelier Project is a one-month residency that will ru...

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Autism Puzzle Foundation Invites Community to 10th Annual Benefit Dinner

By Aaron Retherford The Autism Puzzle Foundation in Barre is getting ready to celebrate its 10th Annual Benefit Dinner on April 11, its largest fundraiser of the year. APF provides grants to different organizations that provide services to children with autism such as horseback riding therapy, iPads, and summer camps. The organization gives six gra...

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“Rewards”

By G. E. Shuman I only recently began realizing something very strange was happening to my key ring. It seems, lately, at least over the past year or two, that my key ring has begun to be filled with objects of an ‘other than keys’ variety. There are at least a half dozen things there that have nothing to do with starting my cars or unlocking the d...

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Max’s View

50 Shades of Grey *1/2 Last weekend, I took my girlfriend out to a Valentine’s Day dinner and then got up early on Sunday morning and went with her to see a matinee of “50 Shades of Grey”ÉÉ Thanks for waiting. Now that I’m back from receiving the award for Best Boyfriend of the Year, I can tell you how I feel about the movie. It is pretty darn bad....

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Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss My wonderful grandmother was born just after President Abraham Lincoln was killed. I am not quite sure of the date; just I believe it was about 1870. Her stories about her childhood and growing-up experiences made my childhood a wonder! Remember she wore long skirts and corsets and was taught to behave like a lady from day one. And al...

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Conservation Camp Applications Are Available

If you are 12 to 14 years old and want to learn about Vermont’s wildlife and gain outdoor skills next summer, consider attending one of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s Green Mountain Con-servation Camps. The one-week camp program is held at two locations Đ Lake Bomoseen in Castleton and Buck Lake in Woodbury. Campers participate in ha...

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Support Aldrich Public Library by Voting Yes on Barre City Budget

Editor, I will be supporting the Barre city budget March 3, largely because the ability of the Aldrich Public Library to serve Barre will be greatly enhanced by a “yes” vote. A big chunk of the library’s operating budget rests in the overall city 2015-2016 budget. The library receives no direct state funding, and while I and the other Friends of th...

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U-32 School Board is Asking For Your Support

Editor, The challenge of operating schools these days is encapsulated in the budgeting process. In these times of declining enrollment, rising property taxes, and an ever-expanding list of expectations for our schools, achieving the proper balance between our educational responsibility to our students and our fiscal responsibility to our tax-paying...

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Act 39 Needs to Be Fixed or Repealed

Editor, On Feb. 18, I attended the VT Senate Health & Welfare Committee hearing regarding Act 39 (assisted suicide/aid in dying). The hearing was to address two topics: Is Act 39 working and do we let the safeguards sunset in 2016 as presently stated in Act 39? Up front, I will say that I am in favor of Repealing Act 39. Over the years I have...

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