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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Senate Report — Philip Hoff: Vermont’s governor who influenced the move to a two-party state

By Senator Bill Doyle Philip Hoff was elected as Vermont’s governor in 1962. Hoff’s appeal was based upon more than his stands on political issues. He was an energetic leader who knew how to make people enthusiastic about their state and themselves. Elbert Moulton, a Republican, served under Hoff as his development commissioner, and held him in hig...

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Reiss’s Pieces

Regardless of all the varied and sometimes stupid ideas I have gathered over the years, the one that I still feel is absolutely correct is that everyone in the United States of America deserves to have enough to eat and a warm place to live. We are a great country and in this country no one should go hungry nor should they have to live on the stree...

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Max’s View: Why I Love Game of Thrones

You know those people who ask a lot of questions while you’re watching television with them? Questions like: “what just happened?” “who is that again?” “how are those two related?” “who just got killed?” If you know somebody like this – somebody who needs to understand exactly what is going on 100% of the time – do NOT watch “Game of Th...

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From S.O.S. to L.O.L.

By G. E. Shuman Many, MANY spring days ago, my grandfather Shuman and I were traveling along a long stretch of road somewhere in the Maine countryside. I was probably about 10 years old, and remember few specifics of the trip now. I do recall we were on our way to, or on our way home from, one of the great gatherings our family used to have on the...

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Support the proposed tax on sugary beverages

Editor, As a mother and a two-time cancer survivor, I would do anything to prevent my children, or anyone for that matter, from getting a cancer diagnosis. Along with avoiding tobacco and limiting sun exposure, there is another major factor that many Vermonters may not even know causes a number of cancers, and that is obesity. Did you know that 60%...

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Washburn-Allen Engagement

Randy and Carol Washburn of Williamstown, Vermont announce the engagement of their daughter, Hallie Taylor Washburn to Jason Gordon Allen. Jason is the son of the late George and Claudette Allen of Craftsbury, Vermont, and the grandson of Bernie and Linda Lussier, also of Craftsbury. The future bride is the granddaughter of Elizabeth Laughlin of No...

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Vermont Pride Theater puts on Cyrano de Bergerac tale with a twist

By Aaron Retherford When the topic of homosexuality is approached in theater, oftentimes serious themes of bullying or HIV permeate throughout the emotional performances. Vermont Pride Theater at Chandler in Randolph is about to put on a performance with a more light-hearted approach. On Saturday, Jan. 24, Chandler Music Hall will host a staged rea...

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Senate Report: Royall Tyler – Distinguished Vermont Author

By Senator Bill Doyle Royall Tyler, early Vermont author, has been described by Frederick Tupper in this way: “His writings and his fame are not the exclusive possession of his adopted Vermont or even of his native New England, but are a part and by no means a negligible part, of the literary history of America. As the writer of the first American...

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Two Central Vermont hotels showcased on new Travel Channel series

By Aaron Retherford In the premiere episode of “Hotel Showdown” last week, Fireside Inn in Barre and Stowe Meadows Inn in Elmore went head-to-head with two other New England hotels for a chance to win a $25,000 prize. It was Captain’s House Inn in Chatham, Massachusetts that came away with the prize, but the owners of both Vermont hotels valued the...

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Max’s View

Selma ***1/2 There have been approximately 15 billion people in human history. Of these 15 billion, Congress has chosen three of them to honor with paid federal holidays. There’s Christopher Columbus. He discovered the hemisphere in which we all live. He helped introduce tomatoes, potatoes, and corn to Western Civilization. Before Columbus, Italian...

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