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October 24th, 2017

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Plastic Bag Ban

Dear Editor, I recently learned that no Vermont town has a plastic bag ban. Given that Vermont has been an environmental leader since the 70s, I was surprised and disappointed. After living 35 years in Middlesex, my husband and I moved to Lee, Massachusetts in 2011, to be closer to grandchildren. We chose Lee partly because it was most like Montpel...

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Rule Change favors Trapper Convenience?

Dear Editor, Protect Our Wildlife opposes a trapper’s petition that seeks to extend the season in which otters can be killed in inhumane, body-gripping traps for their pelts. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has proposed a rule that would grant the trapper’s request, yet the Department has still not provided adequate justification for the...

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Aldrich Library Thanks You!

Dear Editor, Once again the Book Sale at the Aldrich Public Library was a rousing success.   This is an annual project of the Friends of the Library, a part of the summer Barre Heritage Festival. It was an exciting weekend in Barre and we are proud and happy to be a part of it. We made about $3200, all given to the library, helping to fund programs...

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Bikers for Beth Thank You!

Bikers for Beth 9th annual ride benefiting Tammy Surprise of Berlin raised over $10,000 Thanks to Gary & Jean Gosselin for their continued support over the last 9 years, the great meal, use of your facility your generosity goes above and beyond. To our chicken cooker Mike Taylor we missed you. Breakfast courtesy of Dunkin Donuts and Maria’s Bag...

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Brookfield Community Partnership Thanks You

As always, the Bookfield Community Partnership would like to thank The Frankenburg Agency of Randolph for serving as their lead sponsor for the entire 2017 series of events at the Brookfield Old Town Hall....

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Reiss’s Pieces

Here is my big question for the day! When I was young, and probably like a lot of you, we grew up with Andy of Mayberry, and my question is where did Andy go? Andy taught us how to behave! Andy being well behaved was just part of what he taught us. And although most of us knew that Opie was brought up well and learned how to behave I think that mos...

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A Foundation for Growth

By Governor Phil Scott On my first day in office, I issued an executive order defining the top goals of my Administration: Growing the economy, making Vermont more affordable, and protecting the most vulnerable. We are laser-focused on these priorities and they guide us in everything we do. That’s why we’ve concentrated on government modernization...

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A Carbon Pollution Solution

Energy Independent Vermont Last week Governor Phil Scott took another step towards real climate action. His signed an executive order creating a Vermont Climate Action Commission and reaffirmed the climate and clean energy goals set forth in the 2016 Comprehensive Energy Plan. In this era of federal backsliding, Gov. Scott has sided with the facts....

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Vote for Vermont Takes a Look Back at 2017 Legislative Session with Jill Krowinski

Pat McDonald and Ben Kinsley are co-hosts of the show “Vote for Vermont.” On a recent show they spent time interviewing their guest Jill Krowinski, the leader of the House Democratic Party. Jill was on the show in February and provided a list of Democratic priorities for the 2017-18 legislative session. The priorities were: “Strong Healthy Vermont,...

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Gardening With Amanda: Perennials for Late-Summer Blooms

By Amanda Sessel Legare Perennial growers often discover towards the end of summer that their gardens are looking tired and have little color. This happens partly because we do most of our plant shopping in the spring. It’s easier to get excited about a primrose in full bloom than it is to be captivated by a pot with a few green leaves that will bl...

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