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Broad Coalition Calls on Vermonters to Join the Climate Strike

Broad Coalition Calls on Vermonters to Join the Climate Strike

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In response to appeals from Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg and the youth climate movement, a broad coalition of Vermonters is planning dozens of events and political actions this month. Large public rallies in Burlington, Middlebury, and many other towns on Friday, Sept. 20 will be part of a day of climate strikes and walkouts at schools and businesses in Vermont and around the world.  Hazel Civalier, a junior at Champlain Valley Union High School, spoke of the need for “stopping business as usual. We, the youth of today and tomorrow, deserve a future where we can hope for more than survival, and an education that will prepare us to continue the work of creating it.” Sep…
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09/17/2019Broad Coalition Calls on Vermonters to Join the Climate Strike
GMP and BED Warning Customers about Scam Calls Today – Scammers Threatening Immediate Disconnection, Demand Payment and Personal Info

GMP and BED Warning Customers about Scam Calls Today – Scammers Threatening Immediate Disconnection,…

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Burlington Electric Department (BED) and Green Mountain Power (GMP) are alerting customers about a rise in scam calls this morning. The scammers claim to be from GMP, call from a number that pops up as GMP, demand immediate payment and threaten to cut off power within just 30 minutes. Your local power company would never do that. If you receive a call like that, just hang up - it is a scam. GMP customers started alerting the company first thing this morning about strange calls, and Burlington Electric Department was not spared, either. “At Burlington Electric, safety is our number one value. This priority includes the financial security of our customers. We encourage our customers who re…
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09/17/2019GMP and BED Warning Customers about Scam Calls Today – Scammers Threatening Immediate Disconnection,…
Home Share Now and HomeShare Vermont Unite into One Homesharing Organization

Home Share Now and HomeShare Vermont Unite into One Homesharing Organization

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For over 16 years, homesharing services have been provided to Vermonters by two small and independent non-profit organizations, working to improve the lives of thousands of Vermonters:  Home Share Now (covering Washington, Lamoille and Orange counties) and HomeShare Vermont (covering Chittenden, Addison, Grand Isle and Franklin counties).  Over the past few months, discussions have taken place between the two programs to determine how to efficiently and cost effectively deliver strong, sustainable homesharing services to Vermonters.  To achieve this, our organizations have made the decision to have all homesharing services provided by one organization. Effective Novembe…
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09/17/2019Home Share Now and HomeShare Vermont Unite into One Homesharing Organization
Governor Phil Scott Awards Francois Scarborough Clemmons 2019 Governor’s Award For Excellence in the Arts

Governor Phil Scott Awards Francois Scarborough Clemmons 2019 Governor’s Award For Excellence in the…

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Governor Phil Scott today announced François Scarborough Clemmons as the recipient of the 2019 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Clemmons is a nationally renowned actor, singer, playwright and author. He is best known for his role as Officer Clemmons on the children’s television series, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Clemmons is also a Grammy-winning opera singer and founder of the Harlem Spiritual Ensemble. “I am pleased to name François as the winner of this year’s Excellence in the Arts award,” said Governor Scott. “His renowned musical talent and years of service to his community made him the perfect choice. Congratulations, François, and thank you for making Vermont prou…
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09/17/2019Governor Phil Scott Awards Francois Scarborough Clemmons 2019 Governor’s Award For Excellence in the…
RBG

RBG

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(3 Stars) You probably think it makes a huge difference whether our next Supreme Court justice is nominated by President Trump or President Warren. Fortunately, there’s no truth to that. The history of the Supreme Court is not one of partisanship. Reagan’s nominee Anthony Kennedy cast the tie-breaking vote in some of the biggest liberal wins of our lifetime. George H W Bush’s nominee…
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09/17/2019RBG
Drawing Board Supports Foster Children with Art Supply Drive

Drawing Board Supports Foster Children with Art Supply Drive

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The Drawing Board, Montpelier’s local Art Supply and Framing Store, recently donated $1000 worth of art supplies to Green Mountain United Way. Items included markers, paints, sketch pads, origami kits, drawing pencils, and coloring books and will be distributed through Tatum’s Totes coordinated by Green Mountain United Way in the Barre, St. Johnsbury, and Newport Department for Children and F…
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09/10/2019Drawing Board Supports Foster Children with Art Supply Drive
Currier Twins Retire from Army

Currier Twins Retire from Army

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Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Lynn Currier and Master Sergeant Lisa Currier twin daughters of Elizabeth C. (Tucker) Melvin, Barre, Vermont, the late Donald K. Currier (deceased) and step father Eldon J. Melvin (deceased) have been members of the Vermont and New York Army National Guard for over 33 years each. Lynn and Lisa are 1981 graduates of Spaulding High School, they enlisted into the Arm…
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09/10/2019Currier Twins Retire from Army
Impossible Whopper

Impossible Whopper

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The Beginning of the End of Factory Farms We wonder how intelligent, civilized people could live that way, tolerating and profiting from exploitation and evil. We look back at America before the 13th Amendment with shame and confusion. Not too far in the future, that’s exactly how our descendants will look at us and the era of Factory Farms. The few people who try to defend Factor…
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09/10/2019Impossible Whopper
My New Leaf Blower

My New Leaf Blower

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By G. E. Shuman Early in the summer my dear wife, who seems to enjoy filling my need for a new toy occasionally, bought me a leaf blower. Mine is not an over the top, gas-powered, blow the lawn furniture away blower; it’s a nice, fairly quiet, lightweight, rechargeable machine. For years I’ve seen other guys around the neighborhood using leaf blowers but have never been interested in having one. I always considered them to be just another gimmicky waste of money that probably worked about half as well as claimed. I mean, how could you go up against a Vermont wind with any device you could carry around? Boy, was I wrong! Truthfully, I have loved the little thing from the first time…
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09/10/2019My New Leaf Blower
Guest Opinion

Guest Opinion

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Another series of mass shootings – this time in Dayton, El Paso, Mobile, and Odessa – ushered in the expected “thoughts and prayers” from elected officials across the nation. 40 people were killed and 73 more were injured over the span of just a few weeks in those four shootings alone. The usual, performative hand wringing began, and quickly subsided. Gun violence prevention was discussed only as far as it was politically expedient and not a second longer. Once again, we are burying the dead, nursing the wounded, and trying to comfort the living. Once again we are fully equipped with the solution, yet held hostage by the gun lobby. What is abundantly clear is that we cannot expect leader…
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09/10/2019Guest Opinion
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Broad Coalition Calls on Vermonters to Join the Climate Strike

In response to appeals from Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg and the youth climate movement, a broad coalition of Vermonters is planning dozens of events and political actions this month. Large public rallies in Burlington, Middlebury, and many o...

Read More

GMP and BED Warning Customers about Scam Calls Today – Scammers Threatening Immediate Disconnection, Demand Payment and Personal Info

Burlington Electric Department (BED) and Green Mountain Power (GMP) are alerting customers about a rise in scam calls this morning. The scammers claim to be from GMP, call from a number that pops up as GMP, demand immediate payment and threaten to cu...

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Home Share Now and HomeShare Vermont Unite into One Homesharing Organization

For over 16 years, homesharing services have been provided to Vermonters by two small and independent non-profit organizations, working to improve the lives of thousands of Vermonters:  Home Share Now (covering Washington, Lamoille and Orange co...

Read More

Governor Phil Scott Awards Francois Scarborough Clemmons 2019 Governor’s Award For Excellence in the Arts

Governor Phil Scott today announced François Scarborough Clemmons as the recipient of the 2019 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Clemmons is a nationally renowned actor, singer, playwright and author. He is best known for his role as Offic...

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RBG

(3 Stars) You probably think it makes a huge difference whether our next Supreme Court justice is nominated by President Trump or President Warren. Fortunately, there’s no truth to that. The history of the Supreme Court is not one of partisanship. Re...

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