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February 23rd, 2018

Monthly Archives: February 2018

Local Art Exhibit Shockwave Offers Reflection and Wisdom

By Katie Moritz Upstairs, in the third-floor gallery of Studio Place Arts in Barre, colors, shapes, and words erupt onto the walls with a force that is immediate and moving. The exhibit, titled “Shockwave,” features art by Washington County Mental Health Services (WCMHS)  consumers, participants in their Community Development Services. It is the fi...

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It’s a Boy!

A boy, “Bear John LoPorto” was born on January 19, 2018 to Emily Turner and Jonathan LoPorto of Quincy, MA. Grandparents; Yolly & John Turner of Montpelier, VT and Gerald & Eleni LoPorto of Bristol, RI welcomes their grandson with pride. Emily Turner graduated at Montpelier HS in 2005.  ...

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Engagement Announcement: Adam Paronto & Jessica Chen to Wed in 2021.

Mr and Mrs. David and Pamala Paronto have the pleasure of announcing the engagement of their son Adam Paronto to Jessica Chen. Adam is from Barre Vermont. He is now living in New York City where they met each other. They are planning a Vermont wedding in 2021....

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Community Suppers Resume in Plainfield

Dear Editor: For the first time in a number of years, Plainfield is beginning a series of monthly community suppers, starting on Tuesday, February 27th. These “Fourth Tuesday” suppers will be held at Grace United Methodist Church in Plainfield lower village, beginning at 6 p.m. with servings continuing through 7 p.m. We are dedicated to preserving...

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The Film that is going to Win Best Picture: Lady Bird: ****

Everybody knows that marriages require work to succeed. Strangely, though, no one ever told me that having a positive, lasting relationship with my parents takes work, too. Half of marriages end in divorce. But what percentage of children have always liked both their parents and enjoyed spending time with them? It’s darn well less than half. If you...

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Universal Primary Care: Its Time Has Come

Dear Editor: Way back in 1990 I treated a patient in the inner city of Buffalo. He was an electrician in his mid-thirties who had waited until complications from his diabetes rendered him blind and in end stage kidney failure. He waited because he had no insurance. At the point I first saw him he was unable to work and was finally eligible for Medi...

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Guest Opinion:60,000 Beginning Farmers Benefit From Usda Program

By Wyatt Fraas, Center for Rural Affairs Interest in farming is strong. We hear from beginners, as well as retiring farmers and ranchers, each day who are looking for opportunities and searching for solutions to farm transition. The 2008 farm bill introduced USDA’s first, and so far only, program focused on the next generation of farmers: the Begin...

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Guest Opinion: Connecting Our Sustainable Heritage to Economic Development and Jobs for Vermonters

By Rachel Carter Most Vermonters would agree we live here among the Green Mountains so we can enjoy a quality of life as individuals, families, and businesses that affords us a decent standard of living, our independence, and the use of our natural resources now, and for generations to come. Our deep rooted Yankee ingenuity, inventiveness, drive to...

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Nominated For Best Picture-The Shape of Water: **1/2

“The Shape of Water” does a magnificent job of bringing us into its world. The film takes place in an alternative version of early 1960s Baltimore: with huge apartments, secret military laboratories, kind-hearted Russian spies, and very few black people. Oh, and one magical sea creature. Director Guillermo Del Toro is unquestionably a talented dire...

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VOTE FOR VERMONT: VERMONT PAROLE BOARD

Pat McDonald and Ben Kinsley, co-hosts of “Vote for Vermont”, were joined by Dean George, Chair of the Vermont Parole Board on a recent show. If you are like Ben and Pat, you know very little about the Vt. Parole Board. First its Chair –  Dean George is a retired Captain from the Vermont State Police, former State Representative from Middlebu...

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