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Emmanuel Macron: Behind the Rise ** President Obama’s legacy has been hopelessly distorted by partisanship. The American Right has spun Obama into something that he never was or tried to be: a Progressive. Ask a Republican, and he will tell you that the President was an anti-American Socialist Peacenik. Amusingly, the American Left has decided to d...

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Carbon Tax Takes Center Stage during Vote for Vermont Show

Pat McDonald and Ben Kinsley are co-hosts of the show “Vote for Vermont.” On a recent show, they interviewed Matt Cota, the Executive Director of the Vermont Fuel Dealers Association. The topic for the show was carbon tax. As many Vermonters know, there has been a strong movement to implement a carbon tax in Vermont. For years there has been testim...

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Hankerson-Durkee Engagement

Rick and Lisa Durkee of Montpelier, are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Bradley, to Elena Hankerson, daughter of Jacqueline and Oswald Hankerson of Roslindale, Mass. The bride- and groom-to-be both work at National Life Group in Montpelier....

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Gardening With Amanda: Best Flowers to Grow for Bouquets

By Amanda Sessel Legare My father had a huge vegetable garden, but he planted flowers as well. During the warm months there was always a bouquet or two in our home. I love the look of fresh flowers, but many garden-grown flowers are not suitable as “cuts.” When choosing flowers to grow for bouquets I consider the vase life of the bloom and the colo...

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Rights of Non-Smokers

Editor, Who do you turn to for help when you rent an upstairs apartment and the people below you are all smokers? Their smoke fills my apartment to the point I can’t breathe, and I can’t afford to move out. I try to keep myself in good health so that I’m able to keep working to support myself, but after two years of this, I’m losing my health and c...

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Central Vermont Council on Aging Grateful to “Age Out Loud” Community Partners

Editor, On Friday, June 9, the Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVCOA) held its first major fundraiser at the Barre Opera House. “Age Out Loud” was an evening of personal comedic storytelling and music created around humorous themes involving aging and families. This event also included a silent auction and the seventh annual “Art of Creative Agin...

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Got the Time?

By G. E. Shuman I want to tell you about a small thing, a coincidence, if you will. It is something that happened to me, a few weeks ago. I’m not sure if it’s worth telling you about or not, but it looks like I’m going to anyway. Truthfully, in this small coincidence, I think someone was ‘trying to tell me something,’ as they say. That someone must...

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Max’s View

Get Me Roger Stone **** “I am the most qualified. I have the most experience. I am the smartest and the most educated.” Ń a foolish candidate for public office I cringe every time I hear a politician say something like that. I loathe the guy saying it, but I still feel for him. That strategy never works. At best, mentioning your brains and your exp...

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Barre City Residents in Favor of Additional Affordable Housing, Efforts to Address Issue of Child Abuse and Neglect

At right, are the results for Bill Doyle’s 2017 Town Meeting Day Survey from the 375 returns of Barre City residents. The numbers represent the percentage of residents who answered “yes”, “no” or “not sure” for each of the 15 questions....

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Gov. Scott doesn’t Deserve Political Heat from Teachers Union

Editor, Governor Phil Scott has been taking a lot of undeserved political heat from the VT NEA teacher’s union and their allies in the VT Democrat party regarding his courageous stand to save the VT taxpayer $26 million dollars. This considerable savings would come by having teacher health insurance contracts negotiated at the state level. I don’t...

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