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July 26th, 2014

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In What Direction is Our Leader Taking Us?

    Editor:   With relatively little national fanfare, today, November 19th. 2013, marked the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.   If you didn’t notice the passing of this momentous day, you are not alone. Many of us went about our day unaware of, or unconcerned with this day’s significance. Eve...

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Feast Senior Meal Program Appreciates Support

  Editor: Feast senior meal program partners Just Basics, Inc., Montpelier Senior Activity Center, and Good Taste Catering, would like to thank all the community members, business owners and individual donors that supported our October 18th Harvest Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction.   Dozens of volunteers contributed time in selling ti...

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Max’s View on “Captain Phillips” Lacked Research

  Editor:   I sometimes find myself agreeing wholehearted, and sometimes disagreeing vehemently, with Max’s movie reviews. I’ll say this, though, they are always entertaining, offering readers a inimitable perspective on film, usually with some unique social commentary thrown in.   I usually read Max’s review, good or bad, then shrug...

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Protect Our Earned Retiree Health Benefits

  Editor:   There has been much speculation regarding the specifics of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and how it will affect Americans. My husband and I would like to share our experience. We are covered by a prescription drug plan from the company I retired from. This is NOT a perk. It is an earned benefit. Employees took less pay a...

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Join the Montpelier Cash Mob

  Editor:     It has been a long, tough construction season in Montpelier for merchants and shoppers alike. The paving is scheduled to finish in early November. Now it’s time to celebrate our resilience and come together as a community to support our downtown businesses. And have fun doing it together.   We are inviting the comm...

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Open Letter to the Barre Town Board of Selectmen

  Editor: Senator James Jeffords is retired, ill, and in his declining years. The decision of the board to turn down the naming of a bridge in Senator Jeffords’ honor is small-minded and petty.   The board’s motivation in snubbing Jeffords is that near the end of his service in the U.S. Senate, he left the Republican party. He didn’t. The...

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What is an Optimal/Sustainable Population for Vermont?

  Editor:   What is an Optimal/Sustainable Population for Vermont?   That depends. That depends on how you define optimal and sustainable. Then it depends on what indicators you use to measure what is optimal/sustainable. In a groundbreaking report of that title just published by Vermonters for Sustainable Population and readable on their...

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Support GMUW, a Worthy Local Organization

  Editor:       My name is Kevin Lunn and I’ve been living in Montpelier for the past eight years. Over the past few years, I’ve been volunteering my time for Green Mountain United Way (GMUW), serving as a Board member, assisting with their special events and, most recently, I have been voted in as their newest Board President....

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Thank You Blood Drive Donors and Supporters

  Editor:       We would like to thank everyone who supported the Barre blood drive in September. We gathered 133 pints. This was well below our goal, so we hope for a good turnout in November. Special thanks go to the Tuffy Doyle family who co-sponsored the blood drive in thanks for the blood transfusions that Tuffy has receive...

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Montpelier FEAST Meals Program to Host Fundraising Dinner

  Editor:   We at the FEAST meals program – a partnership between Montpelier Senior Activity Center (MSAC), Just Basics, Inc. and Good Taste Catering – owe a large thank you to all of the volunteers, donors and diners who have helped our fledgling meals program get off the ground. We want to invite all of them, and the rest of...

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