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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Vermont Senate Committee Approves Proposal to Regulate Marijuana for Adult Use

The Vermont Senate Committee on Judiciary approved a bill (4-1) on Friday that would end marijuana prohibition in the state and regulate marijuana for adult use. S. 241 would make it legal for adults 21 years of age and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and establish a tightly controlled system of licensed marijuana cultivation sites, t...

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Freezing Fun For Families Announces 2016 Beneficiaries

Freezing Fun for Families has announced its 2016 beneficiaries. This year’s beneficiaries are 22-month old Ryland Houle of East Middlebury, Vermont and 11-year-old Garrett Peace of East Montpelier, Vermont. Ryland was diagnosed at 16 months old with Neuroblastoma and has been undergoing treatment since August 2015. Garrett was diagnosed at 10 years...

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New Barre ReSource Store Manager Always Looking to “Give Back” to Community

Bob Kershaw has always been the kind of guy who stands up for the underdog and looks to give back to his community, which is just what the ReSOURCE Nonprofit store in Barre needed. “A perfect fit,” said Kershaw, who had volunteered at the Barre location for six months­—after being one of those customers who visits daily—before accepting the positio...

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Hilltop Inn Of Vermont Announces Exciting Changes

Nearly three quarters of a million dollars in renovations are underway at the Hilltop Inn of Vermont located at the “hospital hill” intersection in Berlin. And quite possibly an exciting new franchise owner will be announced in the coming months. “This will be a good thing for the hotel and the growing central Vermont destination market,” said mana...

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60th Wedding Anniversary

Andrew (Andy) R. and Eleanor D. (McEleany) Crete were married January 28, 1956 at St. Sylvester Church in Graniteville, VT. They have lived in Barre Town ever since. The couple has five children: Michael, Donald, Kevin, Kathleen, and Karen. Andy worked at Rock of Ages Quarry and later the quarry office for over 20 years. He also worked at various h...

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Freeman-Zyla Engagement

Robert and Teresa Freeman of South Barre wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelli, to Ryan Zyla. Ryan is the son of John and Dottie Zyla of Goffstown, N.H. Ryan and Kelli are residents of New Boston, N.H. Kelli is a graduate of Northfield High School. Ryan is a graduate of Goffstown High School in New Hampshire. A June wedding is pl...

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Max’s View

Grizzly Man (2005) **** Five hundred years ago, Europeans began settling and civilizing North America. A full half millennium later, we are still sharing our continent with several wild animals that have the power to kill and eat us. There are alligators near the Gulf of Mexico. There are sharks in our coastal waters. Wolves in the west and in Cana...

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Senate Report: Robert Frost

By Senator Bill Doyle Dorothy Canfield Fisher had this to say about Robert Frost: “Any state, even a self-contained, reticent state like Vermont, feels proud when out of all the other places in the world it is chosen for a home by a man of genius. There was a deep unspoken feeling that he belongs with us, that he alone in the world of poets puts in...

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Educate Yourself Before Voting for a Candidate

Editor, The silly season for the mass media is supposed to be a short period of time, “usually late summer when the media focuses on trivial or frivolous matters for lack of major news stories.” (Merriam-Webster dictionary.) This presidential election cycle the silly season started early and has yet to subside. The mainstream media seems intent on...

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Come Out to Next Week’s Seed Swap

Editor, Are visions of crisp green lettuce, rainbow stripes of tomatoes, the perfect tender bean, and exotic picotee flowers dancing in your head? Before you place your seed orders, come to the Seed Swap at the Greensboro Free Library on February 2, 6:30 p.m. Feel free to bring seeds you have saved from your own garden, or extras that you have to s...

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