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The Barre Scouting Monument Moves Forward Toward Completion

After 77 years on the drawing board, a granite memorial commemorating the establishment in Barre as having the first boy scout troop in America will become a reality. The concept for this monument was first proposed in 1940, when Carlo Abate, one of Barre’s most famous sculptors, created a plaster model, using local boy scouts. The model shows two...

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Vote for Vermont Takes a Look Back at 2017 Legislative Session with Jill Krowinski

Pat McDonald and Ben Kinsley are co-hosts of the show “Vote for Vermont.” On a recent show they spent time interviewing their guest Jill Krowinski, the leader of the House Democratic Party. Jill was on the show in February and provided a list of Democratic priorities for the 2017-18 legislative session. The priorities were: “Strong Healthy Vermont,...

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Americans Who Are Anti-Israel Aren’t Anti-Semitic

In a world full of nightmarishly terrible countries (Saudi Arabia, Iran, Belarus, South Sudan, Central Africa Republic, North Korea, Syria), it is strange that the most hated is Israel. It is objectively true that the people living in the West Bank and Gaza are oppressed. It is objectively false that Israel is more barbaric and less restrained than...

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Gardening With Amanda: Perennials for Late-Summer Blooms

By Amanda Sessel Legare Perennial growers often discover towards the end of summer that their gardens are looking tired and have little color. This happens partly because we do most of our plant shopping in the spring. It’s easier to get excited about a primrose in full bloom than it is to be captivated by a pot with a few green leaves that will bl...

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Central Vermont Young Professionals Meets for Second Time

By William D. Moore, President & CEO There was a gathering in Montpelier last week, an important gathering. There was no agenda. There were no long-winded speeches. No one was haranguing anyone about their latest missed opportunities or goals. There were no white boards, PowerPoint presentations or flip charts. It was, nonetheless, a very impor...

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Military Retiree Activity Day

Editor,   The Annual Northern New England Military Retiree Activity Day will be held Saturday, August 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Vermont Army National Guard Green Mountain Armory, Camp Johnson, 789 National Guard Rd. in Colchester, VT. All military retired personnel, gray area retirees and families including those of deceased military...

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From the Heart, For the Heart Volunteer Opportunity

Editor,   Just imagine a peaceful place surrounded in the natural beauty of Vermont.   You hear the breeze in the trees, the birds and the rhythmic sound of hooves. This is the setting that you would be in to give of yourself to help others. The participants who ride at the “The Rhythm of the Rein” program at Water Tower Farm in Marshfiel...

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Joseph Choquette III Awarded Rotarian of the Year

Joseph L. Choquette III, external affairs manager at Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, has been named Rotarian of the Year 2016-2017 in recognition of his dedication and service to the Rotary Club of Montpelier, VT. Presented at the first club meeting of the new year on July 10 by outgoing President Susan Kruthers, Choquette was surprised and honored to h...

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Vermont Public Radio Successfully Concludes $10M Capital Campaign

After three years and donations from more than 2,000 supporters, Vermont Public Radio surpassed the $10 million goal for its VPR Next Capital Campaign on June 29. The successful completion of the campaign positions VPR to embrace the opportunities of a dynamic and changing media landscape, while solidifying its strong foundation built on 40 years o...

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Collaboration Strengthens Central Vermont Marketing Efforts

By William D. Moore, President & CEO The mid-summer break was last week, the best players from baseball’s major leagues met in the annual All-Star Game in Miami. It’s always fun to watch the professionals come out and, for one game, see opponents work together to win. The American League defeated the National on Robinson Cano’s home run in the...

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