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October 24th, 2017

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Central Vermont Young Professionals Meets for Second Time

By William D. Moore, President & CEO There was a gathering in Montpelier last week, an important gathering. There was no agenda. There were no long-winded speeches. No one was haranguing anyone about their latest missed opportunities or goals. There were no white boards, PowerPoint presentations or flip charts. It was, nonetheless, a very impor...

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Military Retiree Activity Day

Editor,   The Annual Northern New England Military Retiree Activity Day will be held Saturday, August 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Vermont Army National Guard Green Mountain Armory, Camp Johnson, 789 National Guard Rd. in Colchester, VT. All military retired personnel, gray area retirees and families including those of deceased military...

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From the Heart, For the Heart Volunteer Opportunity

Editor,   Just imagine a peaceful place surrounded in the natural beauty of Vermont.   You hear the breeze in the trees, the birds and the rhythmic sound of hooves. This is the setting that you would be in to give of yourself to help others. The participants who ride at the “The Rhythm of the Rein” program at Water Tower Farm in Marshfiel...

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Collaboration Strengthens Central Vermont Marketing Efforts

By William D. Moore, President & CEO The mid-summer break was last week, the best players from baseball’s major leagues met in the annual All-Star Game in Miami. It’s always fun to watch the professionals come out and, for one game, see opponents work together to win. The American League defeated the National on Robinson Cano’s home run in the...

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Being Gubernatorial

Editor, Unless there is some special exception to the state law requiring the wearing of a proper helmet when operating a motorcycle within Vermont, one wonders why Governor Phil Scott was not wearing a motorcycle helmet when he was riding the vintage WWII military motorcycle during the Montpelier July 3rd parade? Either way, it sets a rather poor...

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Vermont Democratic Party Hosting a Party Reorganization Training

Editor, I’m writing to let you know that the Vermont Democratic Party will be hosting a 2017 Party Reorganization Training on Saturday, July 15 at 1 p.m. in Room 11 of the Vermont State House, and you’re invited! Our hope with this training is to provide our Party’s Town Chairs, County Chairs, and State Committee Members with an overview of this ye...

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Jeudevine Falls Nature and Event Center Closing

Editor, The lights are going out at the falls. Jeudevine Falls Nature & Event Center will close. It is with great sadness we announce the 20-year plus labor of love, to share this beautiful, multiple lighted waterfalls park with it’s stone trail ways and gardens with the public for tourism, fundraising and private events will end this October....

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Changes in Criminal Justice

Editor, Washington County residents and victims of crime should be aware of some major changes in the prosecution of misdemeanor, and some felony, crimes. Gov. Scott signed Act 61 into law, which presumptively sends many cases to diversion. Currently, adult diversion is available only to persons charged with a first or a second misdemeanor or a fir...

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Guest Opinion: Opening the Doors of Government: Vermont Needs an Ombudsman

By Jim Condos Vermont’s Secretary of State I take my role in state government seriously. I am honored to have been elected by Vermonters to serve as Secretary of State. Since taking office in 2011, I have worked hard to improve how our government serves the public by increasing transparency, efficiency and productivity. I value government accountab...

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Rights of Non-Smokers

Editor, Who do you turn to for help when you rent an upstairs apartment and the people below you are all smokers? Their smoke fills my apartment to the point I can’t breathe, and I can’t afford to move out. I try to keep myself in good health so that I’m able to keep working to support myself, but after two years of this, I’m losing my health and c...

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