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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Allen Scores First Career Late Model Win on WDEV/Calkins Night

Hometown racer Jason Allen captured his first career Thunder Road Late Model win in the WDEV/Calkins Portable Toilets Trophy Dash on Thursday, July 30. Allen got around the outside of polesitter Matt White to take the lead on lap 28 of the 50-lap event and drove away for the victory. It was the first top-10 finish of 2015 for the sophomore driver a...

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Poetry Corner

Stormlight By Earnest A. Hemmingdwyer Light rain falling Sky, wind-textured, And mottled like A farmgirl’s face. Light rain falling— Will it be warm Or cold? So many people Far too many for comfort Stormlight dim Settled on the hardware floor the dust Blossoming flowers through the varnish Upon Seeing a Seedling By Earnest A. Hemmingdwyer What shou...

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Max’s View

Let the Fire Burn **1/2 It’s a known fact that black men are targeted by the police. If you happen to be male and black, you are more likely to be harassed, beaten, arrested, and killed. Is this unfair to black men? Obviously. Is it racist? Not necessarily. The majority of black men who are law abiding are being punished because a significant minor...

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Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss I guess everybody knows that we have two cats and two dogs. What you may not know is one cat, Victor, is very old, a Siamese cat around 16, and the other cat, Yul, is about 14. Then we have two dogs, Lily, a 13-year-old Yorkie who is blind and deaf, and 3-year-old Rufus, who is a standard poodle in good health. What I want to share wi...

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Technology, Friend or Foe to Vermont’s Children and Families

Editor, I think most of us understand that technology devices and the Internet are here to stay. They are part of all of our lives whether in our doctor’s offices with online medical records or the many ways we use smart phones, laptops, work place computers, on-line games, directional tracking, news and weather updates and television or alternativ...

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Planned Parenthood’s Practice of Selling Aborted Babies is Disgusting

Editor, I was relieved to read in an opinion piece of another paper, one that has a history of being “pro-choice”, that “..the idea of harvesting and trafficking unborn baby parts makes us feel pretty squeamish about our defense and understanding.” However, there is something worse here than how the body parts of already dead babies are treated. Ev...

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Autographed Guitar Returns to Local Musician After 10-Year Journey

The fabulous, almost serendipitous ReSOURCE Store in Barre gave native son and musician extraordinaire, Jim Miller, one of the biggest surprises of his life – a “cheese slicer” guitar that he and many other local musicians had signed back in 2004 when it belonged to Riverwalk Records on Langdon Street in Montpelier. The guitar showed up recently at...

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Be Juicy!! Montpelier’s Mobile Juice Bar

Wow! You have never had a drink like Charlotte Root in Montpelier makes for customers each day. It is a real power drink combining nutritious organic blends of vegetables, seasonings and fruit into a balance meal. “All drinks are made from scratch,” says Root, who graduated from U-32 in 2002 and is pursuing her masters in Nutrition and Holistic Hea...

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Gov. Shumlin, Mayor Lauzon Provide Update on Barre Flooding Situation

Gov. Peter Shumlin, Barre Mayor Thom Lauzon, and public safety and emergency management officials today provided an update on last night’s flooding affecting parts of eastern and central Vermont, including Barre and Plainfield. The fast-moving storm dropped between four and six inches of rain last night. Barre and Plainfield appear to be the hardes...

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The Battle of Hubbardton, a Turning Point to the American Revolution

The Battle of Hubbardton was the only Revolutionary War battle fought entirely in Vermont, and it marked the beginning of the end for British General John Burgoyne and his strategy to continue to New York and divide New England from the rest of the colonies. American Major General Arthur St. Clair, retreating from Fort Ticonderoga and Mount Indepen...

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