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August 30th, 2014

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Berlin Public Safety Petition

Editor: The recent article “Petition aims to force public vote” [Times Argus, July 27, 2014] stating that the Berlin Select Board is denying residents the right to vote on public safety in Berlin, is biased, one-sided political slop. Pat McDonald, a former Berlin Select Board member who is making these claims, knows the select board cannot deny res...

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Pedestrian Concerns in Montpelier

Editor: The Montpelier Police Department deserves the gratitude of those of us who walk to and fro across streets and intersections around the city for making stops and providing warnings to drivers who have been failing to yield for pedestrians at crosswalks, as was noted recently in the police blotter section within the Times Argus. Whether it be...

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Thank You for Successful FEAST Start Up Year!

  Editor: July 2014 marked the first anniversary of operations for FEAST, the home delivered (Meals on Wheels), on-site congregate and community ToGo fundraiser meals for local seniors and persons with disabilities. FEAST is a unique three-way partnership between a non-profit, Just Basics Inc., the City of Montpelier (MSAC) and a for-profit, G...

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Thankful for State Police

  Editor: I had a prowler around my house. I called 911 and the State Police arrived almost before I could hang up the phone. They instantly calmed me and were kind and professional. They put their lives on the line every day in more ways than we can possibly fully understand. We are lucky to live in Central Vermont knowing these people are tr...

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A Common Sense Perspective to Public Safety in Berlin

  Editor: Public safety expenditures in Berlin are second only to education and are the largest part of the municipal budget. Giving up control of that portion of our budget is giving up significant control of our town. Right now the town of Berlin has 100 percent control over its emergency services. The moment we join the Central Vermont Publ...

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Mountaineers Pay Tribute to Mad River Valley All Stars

  Editor: Congratulations to the Mad River Valley Little League team, who captured its first tournament in 54 years. The team defeated Brattleboro last week to win the title. The game ended on a triple by Caleb Kingsbury. Logan Cook, Mad River Valley League president, said, “Our team worked extremely hard, practicing five days a week for over...

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Football 2014

  Editor: Football is lighting up America again. The NFL pre-season camps are open. Our own local semi-pro Ravens have played one game. Soon Spaulding Football will begin a season under the lights. We hope again Spaulding will produce a competitive team/season, as the last six have left much to be desired. One component that I believe could im...

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Thank You, First Responders

  Editor: We wanted to express our gratitude to a dedicated group of first responders of the Granville Fire Department who came to the scene of our daughter’s bike accident on Route 100 South last Thursday. She had been descending the gulf when she hit a pothole that was deeper than she had judged, and although she was riding cautiously, was t...

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Congratulations, Emily Packard

Editor: Congratulations to Emily Packard, who made stock car racing history at Vermont’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Rutland. Emily attends high school at U-32 and is a senior. She set two records at the track, becoming the youngest to win a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series event in the late model division, and becoming the first woman to win in this...

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Fashion Show Beneficiaries Thank Meals on Wheels supporters

    Editor:   On behalf of the Senior Activity Center and Just Basics, Inc., we thank all who made the June 7th Vintage Edition Montpelier Fashion Show and Practical Auction so successful. The fundraiser raised $2,000 to support the expenses for the Montpelier Home Delivered Meals program, also known as “Meals on Wheels” and “Feast a...

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