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VOTE FOR VERMONT: Assisting Vermont’s 7,000 Farms

Meet Vermont’s newly appointed State Director of the Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) – Wendy Wilton! You might know her as Rutland City’s Treasurer and as a former candidate for State Treasurer. Wendy spent the last 10 years serving Rutland as the Treasurer, Tax Collector and Pension Administrator. She accomplished a great deal...

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Have You Felt It Too? Or, Is It Just Me?

By G. E. Shuman I remember, as a child and as a young man, being fairly astonished at new things. New scientific discoveries, new gadgets, and electronic gizmos amazed me. Believe it or not, I was already married when I got my first ‘pocket calculator’, (I’m from the Jurassic era.) What a marvel that thing was, way back then. All these years later,...

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Now on Netflix: Saving Capitalism:**1/2

The year was 1993. President Clinton nominated his old college pal Robert Reich as Labor Secretary. Mr. Reich wasn’t just another juiced-in Friend of Bill with big pockets. Reich was a man of character and vision. He still is. Secretary Reich understood the relationship between the government and the economy more clearly than his contemporaries. At...

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Thank You from the Friends of Mathewson Playground

Dear Editor: A sincere thank you to the Barre community and all friends, both individuals and groups, for your support of our efforts to improve the Mathewson Playground. Through a combination of donations, grants and a city allocation, we recently met our financial goal! In late spring the city of Barre will be installing a new play unit with unde...

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Guest Opinion: Vermont’s Forest Products Industry: In Transition and Hopeful for the Future

By Christine McGowan Vermont prides itself as the Green Mountain State, with nearly 80-percent of its land mass covered in forest. Healthy and productive forests are inherent to Vermont’s culture and heritage. Yet, the industry responsible for bringing us countless valuable forest products: high quality furniture, specialty wood crafts, lumber and...

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Guest Opinion:The FAFSA is the first step to being career ready. Seriously.

By Marilyn Cargill For Vermont students to be prepared for tomorrow’s jobs, all pathways must lead to a credential with labor market value, such as a certificate, associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree. Good jobs that once only required a high school education have mostly disappeared and that trend is likely to continue. The jobs that have taken t...

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Sharing Your Care: Caring for the Caregiver…

As we go through life, working and caring for others, often times taking care of oneself isn’t a priority. Then one day you wake up and realize you’re not in very good health, you feel depressed, tired, and worried about your loved one(s) not being cared for properly. If left unattended, this situation can lead to caregiver burnout and serious heal...

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A Conversation with Vermont Farm Show Manager, Jackie Folsom

By Katie Moritz What are some highlights? Tuesday begins with all the Christmas trees coming in for judging which makes the entryway smell delicious! And the Beekeepers meeting has grown considerably over the years, as more folks with backyards get involved in raising bees. Wednesday is always a lot of fun, as the FFA students from all over Vermont...

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Vermont Hunters Had Successful 2017 Deer Seasons

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says preliminary numbers show 15,949 deer were taken during Vermont’s 2017 deer hunting seasons. Reports from big game check stations indicate hunters had successful deer seasons in 2017, taking 3,585 deer in archery season, 1,461 in youth season, 7,272 in rifle season, and 3,631 in muzzleloader season. Th...

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Running for Montpelier City Council

Dear Editor, My name is Alex Geller and I am running for Montpelier City Council in District 2. My wife, Wendy, and I have been residents of Montpelier for six years, and I feel now is the time for me to give back to this great community. I currently work in IT Project Management where my main responsibilities include helping the state modernize it...

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