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August 29th, 2014

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Trampas Demers Snags Times Argus Mid-Season Championship

Trampas Demers celebrates his Mid-Season Championship win in Times Argus victory lane. Photo by Alan Ward.   South Burlington’s Trampas Demers snagged the Late Model win during the double-point Times Argus Mid-Season Championships at Thunder Road on Thursday, July 17. Demers came from deep in the field to beat Scott Dragon in the closing laps...

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Nick Sweet Wins Second Vermont Governor’s Cup 150

  Barre’s own Nick Sweet won the 35th annual Vermont Governor’s Cup 150 presented by VP Small Engine Fuel in dominant fashion at Thunder Road on Thursday, July 10. Sweet led every step of the way and lapped over half the field in the process. NASCAR star Clint Bowyer spun just after halfway in the 150-lap event and went down a lap late in the...

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Be Tick Smart: Repel, Inspect, Remove to Prevent Lyme Disease

  How easy would it be to find a poppy seed hidden somewhere on your skin? Lyme disease is transmitted from the bite of infected deer ticks. This time of year the nymphs (immature ticks), which are about the size of a poppy seed, are biting and may spread the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. Transmission can be prevented if the tick is remove...

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Black Bear Complaints on the Rise

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has received a large number of calls recently from members of the public complaining about bears. “Our phones have been ringing constantly the last couple of weeks with calls from people asking what to do about a bear that has been visiting their yard,” said Col. David LeCours, Vermont Fish & Wildlife’...

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S.H.S. Alumni Association Holds 118th Annual Meeting and Banquet

The 118th Annual Meeting and Banquet of the Spaulding High School Alumni Association was held in the school gymnasium on Thursday, June 12th. Approximately 300 alumni, members of the graduating class of 2014, and their family and friends were in attendance. Robert Booth (SHS ‘00) and his SHS jazz band entertained prior to the start of the program....

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Stand Up for Waterbury Reservoir!

The 3rd Annual Vermont Stand Up Paddleboard Festival will be held at the Waterbury Reservoir on June 29th, from 10am until 4pm. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Friends of Waterbury Reservoir (FWR), an organization committed to protecting, improving and enhancing the ecological, recreational, and community values of the Waterbury...

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Vt. Sugarmaker Taps Solar Technology to Green Syrup Operation

  The ancestors to Burr Morse and his son Tom, at Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks of East Montpelier, learned their trade from the Native Americas as they settled central Vermont. Today, the eighth generation farm is tapping a 21st century technology to support their maple sugaring operation. The farm recently installed a 30kW solar tracking syste...

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Vermont State Parks Announces Summer Camping Giveaway

    To share the joy of camping with Vermonters, Vermont State Parks will be launching a new promotion designed to encourage day-users to try camping. The “Random Acts of Camping” program rewards lucky visitors to day-use parks with two free nights of their choice of tent, lean-to, RV, or cabin camping at a Vermont State Park. One winner will...

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Thunder Road’s Harvest Equipment Night Postponed

  Thunder Road officials postponed the Harvest Equipment event, originally scheduled for Thursday, June 12, due to rain. The event has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 22 with a post time of 6pm. Just two races into the season, sophomore driver Jason Corliss continues to lead former champions Nick Sweet and Dave Pembroke by just four points i...

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2014 Central Vermont Cycling Tour This Weekend

 The Central Vermont Cycling Tour – perhaps the best dirt-road bicycle ride in New England – spins down the road for its fifth edition this summer. Vermont has thousands of miles of dirt roads, and this June 22 the CVCT runs on three different courses, from easy to challenging, over some of the best back roads anywhere. Named one of Ver...

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