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Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss I think by the time you read this, it will almost be the 4th of July. And maybe it is my age, but this year I am thinking more about the 4th than I have before. The wounds that the entire country felt when the moronic gunman shot and killed 49 people in a gay bar in Orlando have become even more despicable as the birthday of our count...

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Max’s View

Out of Luck **** Right now, near an American street corner near you, there’s a heartless dealer selling a colorful piece of paper to a hopeless addict. That piece of paper is a lottery ticket. And the dealer is your State government. “Out of Luck” is an important film about the shameful $70 billion state lottery industry. The lottery encourages add...

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Help, what is the Green Mountain Passport Good for?

Editor, We are hoping someone in your readership can provide us with the information we are looking for. As senior citizens, we each have a state of Vermont Green Mountain Passport. It states it gives “free admission to state-sponsored public events, exhibits, concerts, museums, state parks, historical sites and lands.” We are looking for a list of...

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Secretary of State Jim Condos Announces VT’s Early Voting for the State Primary Begins Friday, June 24

Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos announces that early voting will officially open on Friday, June 24. Beginning on Friday, any registered voter will be able to request a ballot from their town clerk by phone, mail, or online and cast their vote for the August 9th election. The elections staff has already finalized and sent out the ballots to t...

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The Picnic Basket

By G. E. Shuman Today, (the day of this writing), is my wife’s birthday. I’m not going to tell you how old, or how young she is today, as I value my life far too much to do that. I will say that there is a 2, and a 6 in the number representing her age. I’ll let you decide which numeral comes first. Anyway, let it also be known that I did marry an o...

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Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss This morning I put a load of clothes into my washing machine and then I forgot about it. When I got home after tea and conversation, I was just thrilled to see it, all wet but clean. So I took a huge handful and threw it into my dryer. And almost worse, when it was all dry, I knew I had to fold it all and get it ready to go upstairs a...

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Max’s View

Into the Storm: Churchill at War *** “And how can men die better than by facing fearful odds, for the ashes of their fathers, and the Temples of their Gods?” -Thomas Macauley To their credit, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton didn’t spend a lot of time in their youth collecting toy soldiers and imagining them in war scenarios. War i...

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VT Public Records – Cornerstone of Government Transparency

By Secretary of State Jim Condos Records management is not exactly an exciting topic, but when a particular record is the focus of a request or controversy, it becomes critically important in that moment. Those records are owned by the State of Vermont and are incredibly valuable for a variety of reasons, not the least of which are accountability a...

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Badore Claims Triple Crown on Casella Night

Eric Badore of Milton held off a pair of challengers early, then pulled away late to claim his second care Late Model victory on Casella Waste Systems Night at Thunder Road. Badore also won his heat race and the semi-feature to earn the second Maplewood Triple Crown of his Late Model career. Badore and pole-sitter Jason Allen of Barre waged a side-...

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Of Death, Dreams, & Strawberries Is A Runaway Success

Barre poet Rose Lee Craige has released her fifth book in just four years and by all accounts it is doing quite well. Of Death, Dreams, & Strawberries, a collection of 79 poems and prose, is “a must read for fans, new and old, of poetry from the heart, mind and gut.” As she also describes herself on the delicious cover, Craige “is a Vermont po...

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