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July 16th, 2018

Now Playing at the Savoy Theater: American Animals: ***1/2

Now Playing at the Savoy Theater: American Animals: ***1/2

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We tell boys in our society that they are special and that they should reach for the stars. I’m not sure we should be doing that, though. First off, we’re not special. The little white lie that is meant to improve a young man’s self-esteem has the opposite effect of causing feelings of entitlement and disappointment. Second, we are not doing young men any favors when we pressure them to be the best. In our society, being the best means having the most impressive-sounding job and the most stuff. This is a problem because most people aren’t going to succeed in being wildly successful. And the men who do achieve impressive power and material wealth will learn that those things just…
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07/05/2018Now Playing at the Savoy Theater: American Animals: ***1/2
Guest Statement by Gordon Bock of Northfields: End The Divisiveness, Conflict, and Strife

Guest Statement by Gordon Bock of Northfields: End The Divisiveness, Conflict, and Strife

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Gordon Bock of Northfield, a long-time advocate who has worked to improve Vermont’s criminal-justice system, is running in the state’s August 14th primary to become state representative for the towns of Northfield and Berlin. “I seek to end the divisiveness, conflict and strife that have led the Legislature into gridlock and special sessions,” said Bock, who was among the first three candidates in Vermont for General Assembly to get on the ballot for the August 14th primary. “I will work to find common ground, build consensus and achieve accord. I will fight for Berlin and Northfield.” In his inaugural run for elective office in 2016, Bock was Democratic nominee in the Northfield-Berli…
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07/05/2018Guest Statement by Gordon Bock of Northfields: End The Divisiveness, Conflict, and Strife
AARP Fraud Watch

AARP Fraud Watch

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As you travel this summer, it may be tempting to search out free Wi-Fi to access the internet. Please remember that free or public Wi-Fi does not guarantee a secure internet connection. On an open and unprotected network, online actions are not secure and can be tracked by hackers to steal personal information, login credentials, and even credit card information. In an effort to trick you scammers may also create fake networks that appear authentic. If you are at a location that offers free Wi-Fi, verify with an employee that you are on the correct network, especially if there are multiple network options that look legitimate. Please don’t share sensitive information while using these unprot…
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07/05/2018AARP Fraud Watch
To Find Balance, Keep Moving

To Find Balance, Keep Moving

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 By Katie Moritz “This is the year,” David Santamore exclaims, clasping his hands together and nodding. On August 5th, Santamore will handcycle to the top of Mount Washington. It will be his fourth attempt. He appears tough and wise, so it’s easy to believe him. “If the weather holds,” he continues, “this will be the year, and then I can move on to something else.” Mount Washington is…
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07/05/2018To Find Balance, Keep Moving
Short and Simple Summer Stories

Short and Simple Summer Stories

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By G. E. Shuman I’d like to relate three short summertime stories that I know I have shared in the past, but it was long ago, and you wouldn’t have heard of them. As I get a bit older, I realize that my stories also age a bit, but are, hopefully, still relevant. Summer is my favorite season, and these short tales are ones I have heard along the way, during one summer or another. I hope you enjoy them. The first was shared with me by a retired police officer as he sat at the lunch counter of a store I once ran in Concord NH. (Does anyone remember lunch counters?) This nice man would come in and have coffee with me from time to time and loved to tell the tales of his youth in the sout…
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06/27/2018Short and Simple Summer Stories
Max’s Views: Freeway: Crack in the System **1/2

Max’s Views: Freeway: Crack in the System **1/2

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There is an Urban Legend that claims that the crack epidemic of the 1980s was intentionally created by our government. According to the conspiracy theory: the CIA invented crack, illegally smuggled it into inner cities, and successfully destroyed black communities. At first glance, the theory seems paranoid and preposterous. When San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Webb published a 1996 exposé blaming the government for the crack epidemic, the CIA laughed at him and denied everything. Webb was fired for his controversial accusations and ultimately committed suicide.  The documentary “Freeway: Crack in the System” attempts to redeem Gary Webb by proving that the CIA/crack connecti…
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06/27/2018Max’s Views: Freeway: Crack in the System **1/2
Thank You to Community Businesses

Thank You to Community Businesses

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Dear Editor, Friends of the Cutler Memorial Library thanks all those local businesses who contributed plants and other garden-related merchandise to our recent Plant and Book Sale: Cate Farm, East Hill Tree Farm, Hannaford’s, Littlewood Farm, Montpelier Agway, Peak Hydroponics, Plainfield Hardware, Price Chopper, Shaw’s, and Walmart. A special “shout out” to Single Gate Farm and to Jacqueline Soule, who each donated a door prize. Thanks also to all the community members who shared plants from their gardens with us, and to all those who attended the event. You all helped us raise nearly $1500 to support the activities of the Cutler Memorial Library! Laura Zeisel Plainfield…
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06/27/2018Thank You to Community Businesses
A Stronger, More Sustainable Education System

A Stronger, More Sustainable Education System

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By Adam Greshin, Commissioner of Finance & Management Governor Scott believes we can make our education system the very best in the country, if we have the courage to rethink the current system, which is diverting valuable budget dollars away from kids and increasing the tax burden at an unsustainable rate. The K-12 system was built to educate more than 100,000 kids. Today, we’re educating about 76,000. For 20 years, we’ve been serving, on average, three fewer students every day. Our student-to-staff ratio has decreased from about seven kids for every one adult to four to one. And, property tax rates have increased almost every year. These trends create inefficiencies that diver…
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06/27/2018A Stronger, More Sustainable Education System
Abuse of Farm Safety Net Harms Rural America 

Abuse of Farm Safety Net Harms Rural America 

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By Cora Fox, Center for Rural Affairs Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) makes billions of dollars in payments to farmers across the country. Farmers rely on this money as part of a safety net, which helps them mitigate risks involved with working in agriculture. Congress put in place common sense limits on farm program payments, but left damaging loopholes. Currently, farmers are required to be actively engaged in farming to receive these payments. “Actively engaged” farmers should be on the farm or in the tractor, as well as investing in land, equipment, or providing capital for the farming operation. Each corporation, LLC, or individual farmer meeting “actively…
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06/18/2018Abuse of Farm Safety Net Harms Rural America 
Now Playing in Select Cities: First Reformed: ****

Now Playing in Select Cities: First Reformed: ****

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Environmentalism is a religion. I don’t mean that as an insult, just an observation. “First Reformed” is the first time I’ve seen an Environmentalist make this observation, too. Environmentalism has a deity: Mother Earth. It has a devil: Corporations. It has a clergy: Scientists. It has a story that explains how the world began: the Big Bang. And it has a story that explains how the world will soon end: Climate Change. I am a Conservationist. I no longer have an Amazon account, I eat very little meat, I have a small apartment, and I try to use as little of the earth’s resources as possible. However, when I hear people claiming that they know the future and that it is catastrophicall…
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06/18/2018Now Playing in Select Cities: First Reformed: ****
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Now Playing at the Savoy Theater: American Animals: ***1/2

We tell boys in our society that they are special and that they should reach for the stars. I’m not sure we should be doing that, though. First off, we’re not special. The little white lie that is meant to improve a young man’s self-esteem has the op...

Read More

Guest Statement by Gordon Bock of Northfields: End The Divisiveness, Conflict, and Strife

Gordon Bock of Northfield, a long-time advocate who has worked to improve Vermont’s criminal-justice system, is running in the state’s August 14th primary to become state representative for the towns of Northfield and Berlin. “I seek to end the divis...

Read More

AARP Fraud Watch

As you travel this summer, it may be tempting to search out free Wi-Fi to access the internet. Please remember that free or public Wi-Fi does not guarantee a secure internet connection. On an open and unprotected network, online actions are not secur...

Read More

To Find Balance, Keep Moving

 By Katie Moritz “This is the year,” David Santamore exclaims, clasping his hands together and nodding. On August 5th, Santamore will handcycle to the top of Mount Washington. It will be his fourth attempt. He appears tough and wise, so it’s easy to...

Read More

Short and Simple Summer Stories

By G. E. Shuman I’d like to relate three short summertime stories that I know I have shared in the past, but it was long ago, and you wouldn’t have heard of them. As I get a bit older, I realize that my stories also age a bit, but are, hopefully, sti...

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