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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Cars Aren’t Much Fun Anymore

By G. E. Shuman My wife and I buy new cars. Actually, we lease them, we don’t buy them. For our purposes, leasing works better than buying. The payment is reasonable, and, even though there is that payment, there are no thousand-dollar surprises like there used to be so many times when we owned VERY used, un-warranted vehicles. I like that idea of...

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Max’s View

I Am Femen *** In the United States, we have an usual amount of freedom to protest. But we don’t really take advantage of it. Sure, the people of Ferguson have come together to shed light on police brutality. And the Occupy Wall Street movement showed how disenfranchised some young people feel about the New World Order of corporate greed. In Americ...

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Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss I am not going to talk about the crazy weather, although I would really like to. It was bad enough in the winter when it was cold and we had gob of snow, but right now, this summer, the 90s is just too hot, at least, for me. Nope, what I want to talk about and get your opinion about is toilet paper! Now I am sure that there are many o...

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Leadership Changes in the Boy Scouts of America

By Ed McCollin, Scout Executive/CEO Green Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America For 105 years, the Boy Scouts of America has played an important and significant role in shaping the lives of its youth members by instilling in them the values found in the Scout Oath and Law. For those readers who are unfamiliar with the Oath and Law, please read on...

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O’Donnell Puts Exclamation Point on Title Bid with Fourth Win of Season on Cody Chevrolet Night

N. Haverhill, NH’s Derrick O’Donnell put an exclamation point on his bid for a third consecutive Thunder Road championship by making a late charge for his fourth win of the season Thursday, August 27 on Cody Chevrolet Cadillac Night. O’Donnell broke out of traffic late in the 50-lap main event and sliced through the front of the pack, passing cars...

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Poetry Corner

A World Surrounded By Lyza Giroux Feelings come in a storm of emotion Sadness, which comes to someone like waves from the unsteady sea Love, a feeling that will never truly leave one be; It’s almost as if missing him is the reason I breathe Anger, for the moments when you feel like nothing’s going right Joy, is what you find when the ones you care...

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Local 18U Softball Squad Honors Fallen Soldiers with Selfless Act

By Aaron Retherford The Screaming Eagles is an 18U Junior Olympic softball team based out of the Northeast Kingdom. But it’s not the fact they are taking on college athletes in tournaments that sets them apart. It’s what the players chose to put on the back of their jerseys that makes them special. Instead of having their names on the back of the j...

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Max’s View

Straight Outta Compton *** What were Americans listening to in 1988? Nothing good, I’m afraid. The singles charts was dominated by bland pop stars like Steve Winwood and George Michael. The top-selling rock albums were by artless bores like Def Leppard and Van Halen. Meanwhile, 11-year-old Max was listening to “Weird Al” Yankovic. That is until my...

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Barre: The First in Vermont to Celebrate Labor Day

By Sen. Bill Doyle Barre was the first community in Vermont to celebrate Labor Day. This took place at the Green Mountain Trotting Park (present location of Spaulding High School) on September 7, 1895. The event was sponsored by the Barre Granite Cutters’ Union. There were many speakers that day, and one prominent speaker spoke in the Italian langu...

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Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss I’m willing to bet that most of you who read this column were brought up very much like I was. Although the name of the town wasn’t Mayberry, it was very much the same. When I started kindergarten, I not only walked to school, I walked home for lunch, back again, and then back at the end of the day. It was quite far too! When I was in...

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