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March 23rd, 2017

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Cave of Forgotten Dreams **** Have you ever looked at a black and white photo of a man from 150 years ago and thought about his perspective? He lived in a world that is wildly different than ours. He left only a tiny trace of himself for people to remember. Yet, despite the beard, despite the decades, despite his death, the man in the photo is just...

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Passion for Parks: Springtime in the Parks

By Helen Hossley For many of us this time of year, we get a little impatient waiting for spring to arrive. The March snowstorms dampen our spirits a bit and we are tired of shoveling and driving in snowy conditions. As the sun follows the moon, springtime will happen in the Northeast. I was fortunate to have a wonderful reminder of springtime on my...

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Rebuilding Our Military

Editor, As a Navy veteran and a strong supporter of our military I commend President Trump for initiating a program to rebuild our military with a defense budget increase of $54 billion, but it should be decreased by $1.3 billion and the $1.3 billion added to the Coast Guard budget within the Department of Homeland Security so it is not cut by $1.3...

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Gardening With Amanda: Award-Winning Annuals — Best of the Best?

By Amanda Legare The best known award for new annual plants in the US is the All American Selections (AAS) program (http://all-americaselections.org). New flowers and vegetables are grown side-by-side with comparable available varieties and are evaluated by garden performance, size, taste, disease-resistance and any other characteristic important t...

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Aging with Grace…

It’s already Daylight Savings Time and before you know it spring will be here. Along with the change in seasons come a few concerns for those caring for a loved one with any form of dementia. Our letters in this column address a couple of the more pressing concerns, wandering and dressing appropriately for the weather. Dear Grace, My dad has dement...

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Leonardo’s Gelato should be Everyone’s Favorite Dessert or Treat

Carlo dePrato grew up in the ice cream business and is the third – no, make that the fourth – generation of dePratos making gelato based on family recipes. Now, 50, Carlo can remember back to at least age 5 when he would help his father, Francesco, sell gelato at their store in Southern Germany where the dePratos had emigrated from Ital...

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What does Vermont’s Public Tuitioning System Mean for You? Vote for Vermont Delves into School Choice

By Pat McDonald Pat McDonald producer and host of Vote for Vermont and Ben Kinsley, Executive Director of Campaign for Vermont Prosperity co-hosted a show on School Choice. Our guests were Brad Ferland and Asher Crispe, two individuals who have taken a personal interest in school choice in Vermont and have become active in the school choice discuss...

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Poetry Corner

A Haiku By Kym Rowell Snow falls upon me, Pain clouds my teary wet eyes… Angels dance around. Grady’s Feet Are Touching the Grass By Corinne Davis A Feral Cat comes from out of the night, right to Dani’s door Bringing light into her life, she could have never prepared for prepared for what was in store She took in this maimed and terrified an...

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Max’s View

Targeted: Exposing the Gun Control Agenda ** The NRA is right about gun control for the wrong reasons. And gun control advocates are wrong about gun control for all the right reasons. Love them or loathe them, you have to hand it to them: the NRA is winning. If Tom Brady and Charlie Sheen had a baby and that baby grew up to be a lobbying group, tha...

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Get Out **** I was watching Spike Lee’s “Malcom X” for the first time in many years. And I kept thinking to myself: “Malcom X might have been right!” As a kid, you’re taught that Martin Luther King’s dream of integration is a utopia, while Malcom X’s vision of a separate and superior black society is fanatical and wrong. But Dr. King won, and it’s...

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