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Monthly Archives: September 2017

5 reasons to skip the stadium and watch the game at home

For many, fall is back-to-school season. It’s the time for pumpkin-spiced coffee, decorative gourds, scarves and cardigans. But by far, the most exciting part of fall is when the sports world begins to heat up. As the football season kicks off, baseball playoffs begin and inevitably, one of our friends tells us about the great tickets they ha...

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50+: Can these be the best years of your life?

“You can be one of those people who live in the past and relive the glory days, but I’m living the best days of my life now,” said Bill, a police chief, father of four children and grandfather of two grandchildren. Bill isn’t living without obstacles. He has experienced a number of orthopedic injuries and health setbacks dur...

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5 tips to keep ticks away

Researchers are predicting 2017 will be one of the worst years for ticks that we have seen in quite some time — and by all indications, those researchers are correct. People who have found themselves pulling ticks off their pets, children and their own bodies can readily attest to this. The question is, what to do? While the tick population m...

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Thank You!

To the Editor, With the dedication and commitment of thousands of volunteer host families, this summer was filled with new experiences and friendships for thousands of children from New York City’s low-income communities. I would like to take this opportunity to recognize our extraordinary Fresh Air volunteers, host families, and supporters in Cent...

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All Those Orange Witches

By G. E. Shuman I am not quite sure what’s going on, but all over Central Vermont something strange seems to be happening. If you live in our region, and if you drive a car, you may already know what I am hinting at here. It seems that, for some unknown reason, or at least it’s an unknown reason to me, just about every Central Vermont city, town, v...

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Max’s Views: Project Censored: ****

“The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum.” -Noam Chomsky We’ve heard a lot about Fake News recently. But “Project Censored” exposes an even bigger problem than Fake News: Real News. The news is pure trash. The only possible way that...

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Reiss’s Pieces

This past summer I had the one that was completely different from the past 77 of my life! I always find the summer as one of the most pleasant ones of my life. Always since I was born, I have spent the summer at the cottage my Great grandmother build for her two daughters in South Dennis on the Cape. Of course, my family had lived part-time and ful...

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Opposition to Threats to Health Coverage

Yet again, health care coverage in Vermont is under attack at the federal level. A coalition of Vermont health care organizations is voicing unified opposition to the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill and clearly states that its passage by the United States Senate would be a major setback for health care in our country. The Graham-Cassidy-Heller-J...

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Farm Bill Could Help Farmers, Soil Health, and Water Quality

Do you care about soil health, clean water, and farmers’ ability to make a living and steward their land? Time to tune in. Congress has started work on the next farm bill, and now is when they need to hear from you: the voters. The next farm bill offers a major opportunity to support conservation through the crop insurance program. Crop insurance i...

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How to Avoid Identity Theft and Fraud

With scams and fraud schemes proliferating on social media, the AARP Fraud Watch Network has launched a campaign to educate Americans about social media hazards and provide information about how they can protect themselves. Description: Evil queen looks into a phone in front of her mirror in a castle. Text: If a deal seems like a fantasy, it probab...

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