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July 1st, 2015

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Beware of Barbecued Bugs

Editor, What ever happened to the good old days when the worst things we had to fear on Memorial Day were traffic jams and indigestion? This year, it’s all about food poisoning by the nasty E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria bugs lurking in hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken nuggets at millions of backyard barbecues. The U.S. Meat and Poultry Hotline...

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Barre Nice Work during Green Up Week!

Editor, We are very proud of the way that the citizens of Barre went about cleaning the roadsides and parks in the city. Participants filled over 400 green up bags last week and covered over 20 miles of streets that desperately needed help. Spaulding High School itself had about 100 student volunteers and more than 60 community members selected str...

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Precious Lives

Editor, Apparently there are those who appear to believe that it is perfectly alright to jest about taking one’s own life or otherwise suicide in general. Sadly, up until only recently, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin had been among those repeatedly doing so. By joking about it in the manner he has on several different occasions, the message the Gov...

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Pay for Who and for What?

Editor, Once again some legislators want us all to pay a carbon tax so Vermont can lead the way in carbon reduction. Missing from this rhetoric is the fact that Vermont once DID lead the way: when Vermont Yankee was operating, we had the lowest carbon emissions per capita for electricity production. Then Vermont Yankee’s power contract expired in M...

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Daughters of the American Revolution Offers Informational Presentation

Editor, The Daughters of the American Revolution, Rebeckah Hastings Chapter meeting was held on May 9th at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Barre. Member Marjory Morrill gave a very interesting talk on “Who’s Who on the Battlefield” of the Revolutionary War with pictures showing the different colors and styles of uniforms. These were visible indi...

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Come Celebrate Bradford’s 250th Anniversary

Editor, As the Town of Bradford, VT prepares to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of our first settler, Mr. John Hosmer (Osmer), our volunteer committee has created memorable events lasting throughout the 2015 year. Special events, honored guests, historical displays, music, stories and many more activities are scheduled. Even though Mother Nature tr...

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Every Vermont Community Should Have Access to Quality Afterschool, Summer Learning Programs

Editor, I believe every Vermont community and family should have access to quality afterschool and summer learning programs for their children, and the expanded learning opportunities bill (H.391) is a great step toward this goal. Expanded learning opportunities keep kids safe, inspire learning, and support working families – but they do far more t...

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Middle East Equilibrium

Editor, Due to indecision by the Obama White House to support moderate Sunni rebels in Syria, Islamic terrorists in Syria (ISIS) were able to reposition forces and attack the Iraqi Army, which folded and abandoned its U.S. equipment, including many Humvees and 155mm guns. The Iraqi government requested air strikes against ISIS, but President Obama...

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It’s Tick Time!

Editor, We are welcoming this warm weather and so are the ticks! Time to tuck your pants in your socks or wear rubber boots when you are raking, gardening, and walking out in fields and woods. Wear long sleeves with tight cuffs, too, if you are working with your hands. Tie up long hair and bathe after your exposure to wash off loose ticks and find...

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New Book Sullies Orville Gibson’s Name

Editor, After reading Stephen Martin’s literary effort, Orville’s Revenge, I feel compelled to reply as I am one of the few remaining relatives who was actually around at the time. Having grown up in an era where speaking out was undignified, I still now find these words difficult to express. For the record, I am sick and tired of hearing my Uncle...

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