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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Therrien, Helliwell Open Thunder Road on Top

Hinesburg, VT’s Bobby Therrien heads to the “Nations Site of Excitement” as the American Canadian Tour (ACT) points leader this weekend for the 57th season opener of Barre, VT’s Thunder Road. Therrien, with a dominating win in the season opener at Oxford Plains Speedway and a 7th place finish last Sunday at Lee USA Speedway, leads three-time ACT To...

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Aging with Grace…

As we go through life, often times we are busy working and caring for others, with little to no time for ourselves. Then one day we wake up and realize we’re not in very good health, feel depressed, tired, and definitely not socially active; so what do we do now? Dear Grace, I love your column and have found it helpful on several topics. I’m caring...

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My Great Adventure, Part Two

By G. E. Shuman If you happen to be a faithful follower of my column, then you will understand what the title of this installment means. If you are a more normal person, and never read my stuff, you may not. If you do remember, and provided you care to, I have been looking forward to a trip south, to visit my mom in Florida, and to drive back my ‘b...

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Max’s View

Winner of the 2015 Oscar for Best Foreign Film “Ida” **1/2 “Lord, grant me chastity and continence, but not yet.” -St. Augustine of Hippo It’s a shame that what was intuitive to a 4th Century North African dude is largely ignored by the Roman Catholic Church today. The Church has taken a lot of heat for its sex crime cover up. But no one seems to a...

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Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss I have always been an avid reader. I have no idea who taught me to read, but I do know that I could read and read well before I went to school. In fact, it makes me laugh to remember going to first grade and the terrible time I must have given the teacher because I was reading “chapter” books when the other kids were learning their AB...

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Race to Read has Big Surprise for Kids During Thunder Road’s Opening Weekend

By Aaron Retherford With Thunder Road’s 57th Season Opener right around the corner on Sunday, May 1, that means race fans will have the opportunity to check out the cars and drivers during the Downtown Barre Car Show and Open Practice a day earlier. Adding to Saturday’s festivities will be Race to Read, an organization which has been encouraging ki...

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Help Make Green Up a Success

Editor, Last year’s Green Up event was a great success and this year we’re hoping for even more participation. Barre City has been left tarnished by trash and debris from this past fall and winter. Spaulding’s Action for the Environment (S.A.F.E.) is currently organizing this event and gathering Green Up bags and gloves to distribute. We are encour...

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Sandretto-Pegolo Engagement

Vance and Donna Sandretto of Marana, AZ announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha, to Matthew Pegolo, son of Dean Pegolo of Cromwell, CT and Marilena Peña of Wethersfield, CT. Samantha, a graduate of Penn State and MCPHS University, is a registered nurse at Norwalk Hospital. Matthew graduated from Roger Williams University with a master’s...

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Max’s View

Iranium ** “Death to America,” say the leaders of Iran, constantly. I’m all for peace, love, and understanding, but even I am not hopeful that we will ever be friends with the current regime in Tehran. The Ayatollahs came to power in 1979 as a direct backlash against the American-backed Shah. The Shiite extremists blamed the United States for almos...

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East Montpelier Deeply Concerned with Spread of Opiate Use; Wants Voice in Siting Industrial Energy Projects

At right, are the results for Senator Bill Doyle’s 2016 Town Meeting Day Survey from the returns of East Montpelier residents. The numbers represent the percentages of residents who answered “yes”, “no” or “not sure” to each of the 14 questions. Senator Bill Doyle serves on the Senate Education Committee and Senate Economic Affairs Committee. He te...

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