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August 25th

By G. E. Shuman I’m writing this column on Thursday, August 25. You are reading it at some later date, but today is important to the story, so that’s why I mentioned it. It’s also why the title is what it is. In any case, where and when I am right now, it is August 25th. This morning my wife came to me and said, “Hey, it’s four months ‘til Christma...

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Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss I heard the most interesting thing the other day. It was a description of today’s mothers. I had never heard this before but my friends told me that I must be the only person in Vermont who did know this name. Regardless of whether I did or I didn’t, here it is! It is a “Helicopter Mother”. I am assuming that some of you have never he...

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Max’s View

[History Book Review] The Columbian Exchange (1972) By Alfred W. Crosby Jr. **** Thank you to our legislature and to the Vermont Retail Grocers Association for mandating that companies label all foods that contain GMOs. Thanks to this new practice, we will certainly be saved from the ill-health and certain doom of consuming food products that have...

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Karen For Barre

Editor, I want to sincerely thank all of you who wrote in my name as a candidate to represent Barre City in the House of Representatives. I am honored to have received this opportunity to run as a Republican candidate for State Representative. While many good things have come from our legislature, there are areas where I think we can do much better...

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Northfield Residents Have Chance to Shape Town’s Future

Editor, Again, the Town of Northfield is at a crossroads. In fact, at least three crossroads. Will we be up to it? On Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. in the Brown Public Library Community Room, the Economic Development Committee will be looking at final drafts of economic development zones developed in the wake of flooding from tropical storm Irene. While these...

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On Connection

Editor, I have come to understand that connection is a basic human need. We yearn for connection, we seek it, and we hurt when it fails. A connection may be broken, lost, or simply not yet made. But all suffering begins with the experience of disconnection. As a psychotherapist, when I confront the suffering of my clients, it is vital for me to rem...

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Top tips for successful buyers and sellers in the auto salvage industry

The auto salvage industry is more popular than ever. While automotive prices rise, so does the difficulty in finding a good deal on a vehicle, and yet, many are still misinformed about what a salvage car truly is. Automotive consumers have been misled to believe that a salvage car, scrap car, junk car and total loss vehicle are one in the same. As...

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How technology is simplifying relief of chronic pain

Doctors hate seeing patients suffering from chronic pain, and not just because their instinct is immediately to want to help their patients to feel better. One of the primary challenges doctors confront is that even though chronic pain is common, it can be extremely difficult to diagnose and treat. The condition can be debilitating for patients and...

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Three DIY ways to improve your home WiFi

You don’t need an expert to tell you: America is hooked on the internet. Just try to think of the last day you didn’t use the web in some way. But you probably don’t think much about the main way the internet is delivered: through WiFi. It powers your computer at work — as well as the Facebook feed you’re discreetly ch...

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Lots of life left in senior pets

Every day, in shelters all across the country, senior animals are passed over by prospective pet owners. Why? Some people are looking for the energy of a new puppy or feel older dogs offer families too little time. But the truth is, providing a new home for an older animal may bring you a level of companionship you never imagined. “Any shelte...

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