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August 1st, 2015

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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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The National Debt

Editor, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” These beautiful words penned 239 years ago by Thomas Jefferson continue to illuminate the promise that is the United States of Amer...

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In Praise of Francis Brooks

Editor, The Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Alliance would like to express its heartfelt appreciation and praise for Francis Brooks, former Sergeant-at-Arms of the Vermont Statehouse. The Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Alliance (VYDA) is an all-volunteer, citizen organization. We opposed the building of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, dilige...

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Vermonters for Sustainable Population Wants to Know How You Feel About Population Growth

Editor, In just the last sixty years, the U.S. population has doubled in size adding more than 150 million people and now has a population of about 320 million. Vermont has seen slower growth than the nation as a whole, but even in the rather rural Washington County the population has grown during that period from 43,000 to approximately 60,000 or...

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Montpelier Senior Activity Center Thanks Voters

Editor, Thank you to voters in the towns of Berlin, Calais, East Montpelier, Middlesex, Moretown (new!), and Worcester for your support at Town Meeting. In the new fiscal year, seniors (age 50+) from these supporting towns will enjoy lower membership dues than non-supporting towns as well as advance registration privileges for our several dozen qua...

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