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September 23rd, 2014

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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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Comply With Your Voter’s Oath

    Editor:   H. Brooke Paige is absolutely correct when he recites, “You solemnly swear, or affirm, ….you will do it so in your conscience you shall judge will most conduce to the best interest of the same, as established by the Constitution, without fear or favor of any person.” In other words, if you know a candidate plans to viol...

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U. M. Army Invasion

  Editor:   When you see a group of young people (60-70 young folks) between the ages of 14-18, what first comes to mind? Well, this coming July 6, Hedding United Methodist Church will be hosting 64 teens and 20 adults. They are volunteers who pay their own way to spend a week in an area doing service projects for senior citizen home owne...

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Thanks to Mrs. Massie and All School Bus Drivers

  Editor:   As this school year comes to an end, I would like to acknowledge the hard work of school bus drivers and in particular that of our wonderful bus driver, Marilyn Massie. When we moved back to Berlin (Mike and I are both U-32 graduates) we were lucky enough to buy a house along her route. Sara and Michael first stepped onto her...

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