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Winter By Munroe Chapin Winter in the northland, Is a wonder to behold With it, come the snows And also the bitter cold But seems to bring a peace, To all the things that grow As they sleep away the season, Underneath the snow The daylight hours are shorter, And longer is the night Our world appears as a maiden fair, Dressed in the purest white Loo...

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Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss I know that I told you that I would be going to the hospital to have a knee replacement. I was all set for this procedure and all ready for when I would be able to come home. Well, of course, the best laid plans of Judy Reiss all went to hell in a hand basket! I won’t bother you with the details or why such a thing could happen but wh...

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Max’s View: Tom Brady is the Greatest QB of All Time, (darn it)

You can’t imagine how disheartening it is to be a New York Jets fan in the Tom Brady era. I vividly remember the day the era began. It was September 23, 2001. I was watching the game at a bar. Jets linebacker Mo Lewis put a nasty hit on Patriots franchise quarterback Drew Bledsoe, knocking the veteran signal caller out of the game. The Jets won tha...

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Senate Report: President Andrew Jackson Not Popular in Vermont

By Sen. Bill Doyle On the national level, the “Era of Good Feeling” came to a close with the election of 1824. Four men ran for president that year – John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson and William Crawford – and none gained a majority. The election was thrown into the House of Representatives, and Adams, with Vermont Congress...

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Bob’s Camera & Video Has New Owner with New Excitement

Kaitlyn Mesler, an employee at the highly respected Bob’s Camera & Video in downtown Barre, has become its new owner. Bob Sager, who started the camera and photo accessory business in 1986 with wife, Susan, is 68 today and “needed to retire.” “I did not want to just close the store, but possibilities to sell were not materializing,” explained...

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Aging With Grace…

Project Independence answers your questions dealing with aging. This week, both questions involve caregiver burnout. Hopefully, the answers help not only the persons asking the questions, but all caregivers who are struggling to make it through the day. Dear Grace, Q. I’m a fulltime caregiver for my husband who has a dementia related illness and I...

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On Being Thankful

By G. E. Shuman November is a month, for some of us here in the north, of settling in, of staying put, and of thinking thoughts of the soon-coming winter. For me, any spare time in October was spent doing the chores which make November’s settling in possible, like getting air conditioners put away, leaky doors fixed, and windows locked up tight in...

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Max’s View

Crips and Bloods: Made in America ***1/2 Some people say that the United States is a violent country. The fact that 14,000 people were murdered last year seems to back it up. However, 14,000 is fewer than any year since 1968. It’s fewer than Mexico. And, most significantly, the vast majority of murders take place in big cities and more than half of...

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Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss I thought long and hard about whether or not I wanted to share with you the wonderful party my children hosted for us for our 50th wedding Anniversary And so of course, I decided yes! Well, it started for me when I called my son, Tobi, to tell him I was going to get a knee replacement sometime in early November, I hoped. And instead o...

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Menard-Barrett Engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Menard of Waterbury, Vermont announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Lynn Menard to Matthew Barrett, son of Mr. James Barrett and Ms. Margaret Barrett of Queensbury, NY. Ms. Menard graduated from John Cabot University in Rome, Italy and received her Master’s Degree from Norwich University. Emily is a Study Abroad Progr...

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