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Barre to Light It Up Blue Thursday

By Aaron Retherford On Thursday, April 2, all around the world, iconic landmarks, businesses, sporting venues, schools, bridges, museums, and thousands of homes will be lit blue for World Autism Awareness Day to signal the start of Autism Awareness Month. For the first time, Barre will be part of Autism Speaks’ Light It Up Blue global initiative, w...

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Sunrise Gymnastics Secures Four Vermont Champions

Twelve girls from Sunrise Gymnastics team travelled on Sunday, March 22 to Bellows Falls Union High School to participate in the Vermont USA Gymnastics Championships. The girls and their coaches, Lynn and Alena, brought back four Vermont champion titles. Three of them belong to Chloe Reynolds, who won vault with a 9.125, beam with a 9.375 and floor...

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Barre Resident Hopes to Help End Child Abuse

By Aaron Retherford When Governor Peter Shumlin’s staff proclaims April as “Child Abuse Prevention Month” on April 1, recently-crowned Mrs. Vermont International, Ashleigh Ricciarelli, will see her crusade come to the forefront. Ricciarelli isn’t your stereotypical pageant queen. She didn’t grow up in the pageant girl scene. She doesn’t live...

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Max’s View

Life Itself ***1/2 Available on Netflix Hollywood movies are more than just entertainment. They are an important part of our lives and our world. They are a shared language for people who otherwise don’t have anything in common. Ever wonder why English is the go-to second language for people from Singapore to Sicily to Sao Paolo? It isn’t because T...

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Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss First, I want you to turn on your radio or whatever piece of equipment you have that plays current music. Do you have it? Now, I want you to listen to some piece of “music” that your teenage children are listening to. Do you have it? OK, now I want you to listen to the entire thing. Now, I want you to turn off the radio or whatever. C...

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It’s A Boy!

Caleb Charles Day was born March 10, 2015 at 8:26 a.m. at Central Vermont Medical Center to Corey and Tara (Thygesen) Day. His big brother, Trevor, was there to welcome his as well. Caleb was 9 pounds 6 ounces and 21½ inches long. His grandparents are Charles and Pam Day of Barre and Tom and Tami Thygesen of Washington....

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Public Invited to Comment on Proposed State Shooting Range Rules

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is proposing strengthening rules for its public shooting ranges to address potential noise, safety and usage issues with a goal of developing more ranges for members of the public to safely hone their shooting skills. The public is invited to review and comment on the proposed rules at a public hearing in...

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Vermonters for Sustainable Population Wants to Know How You Feel About Population Growth

Editor, In just the last sixty years, the U.S. population has doubled in size adding more than 150 million people and now has a population of about 320 million. Vermont has seen slower growth than the nation as a whole, but even in the rather rural Washington County the population has grown during that period from 43,000 to approximately 60,000 or...

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Montpelier Senior Activity Center Thanks Voters

Editor, Thank you to voters in the towns of Berlin, Calais, East Montpelier, Middlesex, Moretown (new!), and Worcester for your support at Town Meeting. In the new fiscal year, seniors (age 50+) from these supporting towns will enjoy lower membership dues than non-supporting towns as well as advance registration privileges for our several dozen qua...

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Food Industries Playing April Fools’ Day Jokes On Consumers

Editor, With April Fools’ Day just around the corner, it appears that the meat, egg, and dairy industries have been playing us for fools all year-round. Their more remarkable hoaxes include “California’s happy cows,” “Free-range chickens,” and “Humane slaughter.” All lies. Less fun is the stuff they never talk about. Like the hundreds of millions o...

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