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April 19th, 2015

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Friends of the Aldrich Library Thanks Supporters of Winter Banquet and Auction

Editor, The Friends of the Aldrich Library in Barre want to thank all the wonderful people who came and supported our 14th annual Winter Banquet and Auction, which was held at the Barre Elks Club on Jan. 30. After a delicious meal catered by the club, a lively auction led by our friend, Dave Sanguinetti, made for a delightful and fun time. In addit...

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Former owners of Behind the Scenes Café and Pub Say Thanks for 15 Wonderful Years

Editor, As many of you have seen or heard, we Richard and Rose Battiggi have sold our business, Behind the Scenes Café and Pub, to Anthony and Jessica Spencer, Denise O’Neil and Wayne Emmons. During our 15 years of business, we have had many loyal customers from near and far. We thank you for your patronage as well as your friendship. We thank our...

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Montpelier Senior Activity Center Serves All Seniors

Editor, Montpelier Senior Activity Center serves over 1,000 Central Vermont seniors annually. Many people are aware of our fee-based classes and activities that require membership. But we also offer groups, meals, presentations and activities open to all seniors at no cost, regardless of membership. In fact, on average, we have over 30 hours of fre...

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Support the proposed tax on sugary beverages

Editor, As a mother and a two-time cancer survivor, I would do anything to prevent my children, or anyone for that matter, from getting a cancer diagnosis. Along with avoiding tobacco and limiting sun exposure, there is another major factor that many Vermonters may not even know causes a number of cancers, and that is obesity. Did you know that 60%...

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Letter to the Editor: Rep. Morrissey Deserved Better

Editor, For Speaker Shap Smith to remove from the House Health Care Committee someone who was clearly asking the tough questions that were needed to protect Vermont voters comes as a slap in the face not only to 18-year veteran Republican Representative Mary Morrissey of Bennington, but also to all Vermonters. Gov. Shumlin came close to losing the...

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Vermont Workers Center Organizes Rally at Statehouse Thursday

Editor, Governor Shumlin has consistently dragged his feet on Healthcare. The media called his near defeat in November a referendum on his policies, particularly his signature policy universal healthcare. But the referendum was over his feet dragging. He has consistently failed to present financing or other details for the Universal healthcare syst...

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Former VY Union President/Business Manager Agrees With, Explains “you done good” Comment by Gov. Salmon

Editor, Thank you for publishing former Gov. Thomas Salmon’s accurate assessment of Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, specifically that during 42 years of operation it has been “environmentally benign” and “never hurt a soul.” I worked with the employees at Vermont Yankee for many years and I would like to comment on why it was such a safe workpl...

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Hollowing Our Military

Editor, I have previously written about the disastrous impact of “sequestration” on our armed forces. Douglas Wissing delves into this topic in his article “RIF Tide” in the December 2014 issue of The American Legion Magazine, which I partially paraphrase in the next paragraph. After 9/11 we had 570,000 soldiers in the Army, and it may decrease to...

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Barre Kiwanis Thanks Barre Area Community

Editor, Once again, the Barre Area Community has come through to make our turkey drive a success. The Kiwanis Club of Barre and the Spaulding High School Key Club for the third year asked the community to help out with donations for their turkey drive. I would like to thank the members of the Barre Kiwanis Club, Guy Trag from Quality Market in Barr...

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Body Cameras Prevent Mistreatment

Editor, The massive public reaction to the tragic deaths of three black teens at the hand of white police officers has led to a national call for use of body cameras to record and prevent any future mistreatment of suspects. There is ample precedent. Animal protection activists have used body cameras to document egregious atrocities and safety viol...

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