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August 19th, 2018

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Vote For Vermont: Should Wind Tower Projects Be Part of Act 250?

“What could possibly be wrong with alternative energy? But I did my home work, and lo and behold, I found an inadequate review of impacts on ecosystems above 2500 feet, inadequate review of impacts on necessary wildlife habitat, a poor review of aesthetic issues, but more to the point, they were approving projects where the transmission facilities...

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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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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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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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Still Empowering Women, Local Gym Changes Ownership

  By Katie Moritz Marcy Rochford, the owner of the Gym For Women in Barre City, and her daughter, Sami Rochford, are preparing for change. Decked out in athletic attire, both ladies sit side by side on workout equipment.  Sami, who is twenty-three, will be taking over her mother’s fifteen-year business. The excitement from both women is palpab...

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Berlin Mall and Green Mountain Club Combine to Present Year Two of “Walk The Long Trail at Berlin Mall”

From January 13 (MLK Weekend)-April 22, 2018 (Earth Day), the Berlin Mall welcomes walkers to experience an indoor version of the Long Trail, and help raise funds for the Green Mountain Club—official stewards of The Long Trail. Walk the Long Trail at Berlin Mall taps into Vermonters’ love for the outdoors, and offers a fun, healthy, interactive and...

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Vote for Vermont Discusses Re-Engineering Vermont Education with Ben Kingsley

Pat McDonald and Ben Kinsley are co-hosts of the show “Vote for Vermont.” On a recent show the tables were turned a little when Pat interviewed Ben in his capacity of Executive Director for Campaign for Vermont Prosperity (CFV). The topic for the show was a discussion of an innovative plan proposed by CFV which focuses on the re-energizing of Vermo...

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O.U.R. House – A Safe Space in Central Vermont

By Aaron Retherford No one enjoys talking about sexual or physical abuse. That can mean the organizations that advocate for victims of those crimes might not receive the public recognition for their efforts they deserve. One such organization is right here in Barre – O.U.R. House of Central Vermont. “A lot of times it’s easier to appreciate that we...

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