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Governor Phil Scott Announces $1.5 Million in New Funding Available for School Safety Improvements

Governor Phil Scott Announces $1.5 Million in New Funding Available for School Safety Improvements

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Governor Phil Scott today announced an additional $1.5 million in funding to further enhance school safety and security. The Department of Public Safety is now accepting applications for grants to further build school security infrastructure. This second round of funding for the School Safety and Security Grant (SSSG) Program was included in the Capital Bill (Act 42), passed during this year’s legislative session and signed by Governor Phil Scott. The $1.5 million will allow Vermont schools and supervisory unions to purchase enhancements to existing security systems or school infrastructure, as well as new school security systems or technology to enhance school safety. Vermont schools can…
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07/23/2019Governor Phil Scott Announces $1.5 Million in New Funding Available for School Safety Improvements
Sanders Statement on House Passage of $15 Minimum Wage

Sanders Statement on House Passage of $15 Minimum Wage

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Senator Sanders released the following statement on the passage of the Raise the Wage Act of 2019 in the House of Representatives: “Four years ago, when I first introduced legislation to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour it was considered an impossible dream. “But today, thanks to a strong grassroots movement led by millions of fast food workers and the SEIU, the United States House of Representatives just voted to approve legislation to raise the federal minimum wage from the starvation wage of $7.25 an hour to a living wage of $15 an hour by 2025 and to index it to median wage growth every year after that. Today, I am proud to say that a $15 minimum wage has gone from laughable to…
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07/23/2019Sanders Statement on House Passage of $15 Minimum Wage
Berlin Pizza Hut Honors Terry Murphy and Roxie Robinson for 60 Years of Service

Berlin Pizza Hut Honors Terry Murphy and Roxie Robinson for 60 Years of Service

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As these two very modest customer service/waitstaff people will attest, it seems like only yesterday when they started serving pizzas to customers at Pizza Hut on the Barre-Montpelier Road (Rte 302) in Berlin. Roxie Robinson, above right, started at “The Hut” when she was 18 and has continuously worked there for over 30 years.  Terry Murphy, of Orange, started there at 19 and will have 30 years c…
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07/23/2019Berlin Pizza Hut Honors Terry Murphy and Roxie Robinson for 60 Years of Service
Barre Fish and Game Club Early History—Part II

Barre Fish and Game Club Early History—Part II

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Exerpted from Percy Angwin’s Club History. The Barre Fish & Game Club had long before started a regular program of outdoor shoots involving both rifle and shotgun events.  In the late 20s and 30s a “chicken” or “turkey” shoot meant just that.  The winners got live turkeys or chickens as prizes for their skill.  The late Ron Cruickshank, Irving “Evie” Palaoro and Eric Fracassi had a part in th…
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07/23/2019Barre Fish and Game Club Early History—Part II
Fasting

Fasting

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(1.5 Stars) Now on Amazon Prime Video People sure do enjoy talking about food. And when they’ve eaten too much food, they enjoy talking about the latest fad diet they are on. But when I talk about my strategy for staying thin – skipping meals – people look at me with glassy eyes. It’s like that’s an alien topic that I am not supposed to mention. People look at me like it is a superhuman accom…
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07/23/2019Fasting
Barre Fish and Game Club Early History—Part I

Barre Fish and Game Club Early History—Part I

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By Percy Angwin In the late 1800s and early 1900s there was a state organization to which individuals could belong, the old Vermont Sportman’s League.  It was more of a political body than a conservation club and it had a hand in electing Vermont’s governors.  As a matter of record Teddy Roosevelt, then vice president, was attending one of its dinners on the shore of Lake Champlain when he got wo…
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07/16/2019Barre Fish and Game Club Early History—Part I
Governor Phil Scott Details Initiatives to Increase Electric Vehicles in Vermont

Governor Phil Scott Details Initiatives to Increase Electric Vehicles in Vermont

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Governor Phil Scott today detailed efforts to increase electric vehicle use in Vermont as part of the state’s emissions reduction goals. “Electrifying the transportation sector will help clean the air and keep millions of dollars within our economy,” said Governor Scott. “While more work needs to be done, Vermont has taken strong steps toward a renewable transportation sector. Accelerating vehicle electrification will continue to be a priority of my Administration.” The transportation sector is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Vermont, accounting for about 45% of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. Vermont’s Comprehensive Energy Plan establishes a goal of increasing the…
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07/16/2019Governor Phil Scott Details Initiatives to Increase Electric Vehicles in Vermont
Column by George Shuman

Column by George Shuman

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Last Wednesday, July 10th, to be exact, my wife and I were traveling back from a very short visit to Central Maine. We were driving along route 2, through New Hampshire, when we happened to drive by a newly solemn and reverenced spot in Randolph. The place was nothing special, except for the hundreds of American flags and the seven large white crosses that adorned it. This place, although until ve…
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07/16/2019Column by George Shuman
The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience

The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience

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Comedy: (3 Stars) Human Decency: (4 Stars) Now on Netflix Picture it: there’s a young stage actor with all the talent in the world. He hasn’t reached his potential because he isn’t great at memorizing lines and he has trouble keeping his weight down. One day, the actor starts taking amphetamines. Now, he has the mental focus to learn his lines quickly and the physical energy to get in good s…
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07/16/2019The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience
Now is the Time for Public to Comment about Proposed Health Insurance Rate Increases

Now is the Time for Public to Comment about Proposed Health Insurance Rate Increases

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I recently spent some time asking people on the street two questions: Is health insurance too expensive? And if so, why? I am sure many readers have strong opinions about the answers to these questions. I heard answers like “greed,” “because they can,” “because there is no incentive to cut costs” and “because we have to pay the doctors.” No one told me that they thought commercial health insurance was affordable. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont has proposed to raise rates by 15.6% and MVP Healthcare has proposed an 8.5 % increase for next year in the individual and small group market. We all know that there are real problems with our current health care financing system. When this sys…
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07/16/2019Now is the Time for Public to Comment about Proposed Health Insurance Rate Increases
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Governor Phil Scott Announces $1.5 Million in New Funding Available for School Safety Improvements

Governor Phil Scott today announced an additional $1.5 million in funding to further enhance school safety and security. The Department of Public Safety is now accepting applications for grants to further build school security infrastructure. This se...

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Sanders Statement on House Passage of $15 Minimum Wage

Senator Sanders released the following statement on the passage of the Raise the Wage Act of 2019 in the House of Representatives: “Four years ago, when I first introduced legislation to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour it was considered an i...

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Berlin Pizza Hut Honors Terry Murphy and Roxie Robinson for 60 Years of Service

As these two very modest customer service/waitstaff people will attest, it seems like only yesterday when they started serving pizzas to customers at Pizza Hut on the Barre-Montpelier Road (Rte 302) in Berlin. Roxie Robinson, above right, started at...

Read More

Barre Fish and Game Club Early History—Part II

Exerpted from Percy Angwin’s Club History. The Barre Fish & Game Club had long before started a regular program of outdoor shoots involving both rifle and shotgun events.  In the late 20s and 30s a “chicken” or “turkey” shoot meant just that.  Th...

Read More

Fasting

(1.5 Stars) Now on Amazon Prime Video People sure do enjoy talking about food. And when they’ve eaten too much food, they enjoy talking about the latest fad diet they are on. But when I talk about my strategy for staying thin – skipping meals – peopl...

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