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Waterbury Flea Market Offers Shoppers Paradise Every Weekend This Summer

By Aaron Retherford It all started over 40 years ago with someone selling hubcaps in the middle of a field. Now, the Waterbury Flea Market is the oldest and largest flea market in the state. It also guarantees you something to do every weekend this summer. Open every Saturday and Sunday until October 29, the Waterbury Flea Market turns a flat field...

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Cameron-Brown Engagement

Ron and Pam Cameron of Middlesex, VT are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenna Lynn, to Taylor Garrison Brown, son of Gary Brown of East Meadow, NY and Olivia Marsicano of Syosset, NY. Jenna is a graduate of U-32 High School and Skidmore College. She received a Master’s in International Social Work from Washington University i...

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Max’s View: It’s Almost Judge-ment Day

Last year at this time, The New York Yankees were not a good team. It looked like the Evil Empire had finally been conquered by Father Time and bad long-term contracts. They were below .500. Even worse: they were boring, unlikable, and sad. The gloom that had enveloped Yankee Universe was palpable. If the other team loaded the bases in the first in...

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Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss I spent half of my winter and spring at Mayo Rehab facility and I have to admit that I really enjoyed myself. It was neat and clean and the staff was just amazing but what I really wanted to share with you was what one of the staff members shared with me. And what was most surprising to me was that this particular staff member had the...

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Max’s View

American Experience: The Big Burn *** We need to Save the Trees! Deforestation has ravaged our once great forests. The dwindling tree population is choking the oxygen-starved atmosphere. Sorry, environmentalists: I’m being sarcastic. Every word of that last paragraph is false. First, a solid majority of new atmospheric oxygen is produced by water-d...

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The Great Race!

By G. E. Shuman On May 11th, I participated in the great, annual, Corporate Cup foot race in Montpelier. This is the second year in a row that I have run in that race with my daughter, Emily. Okay, so I didn’t exactly run in the race. In fact, I didn’t run at all. I tried running once when I was a kid, and I didn’t like it. Truthfully, Emily and I...

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Congressman Peter Welch Sits Down with Vote For Vermont

Pat McDonald and Ben Kinsley co-hosted a show with Congressman Peter Welch on current events in Washington DC and the Congressman’s work on behalf of Vermonters. Peter appreciated the show’s tag line “Listening beyond the Sound Bites,” and agreed that in politics listening is more important than talking! We asked Peter what he thought about Preside...

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Max’s View: An Open Letter to the Nitwits at ESPN

Not so long ago, SportsCenter was a clip show. Each morning, a couple of sharp-witted gentleman presented highlights of last night’s games. During the clips, the producers played upbeat music and the hosts told the viewers what happened, tossing in a few well-timed quips and catch-phrases. It was perfect. To me, SportsCenter was The News. I had to...

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Gratitude for Green Up Day 2017

Editor, I would like to express greetings and gratitude to many who made Green Up Day 2017 a vibrant reality. Thank you! To the volunteers: Over 22,000 people of all walks of life and varied ages volunteered to come out and clean up litter from Vermont’s roadsides, public and natural spaces and waterways. They did this before, during and after the...

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Guest Opinion: Toxic Waters

By Corrina Parnapy, District Manager Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District With recent heavy rains in the Northeast there is concern about wastewater flowing untreated directly into our lakes and rivers. Growth, aging infrastructure and increased storm intensity are resulting in wastewater spilling and leaching untreated sewage into wate...

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