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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Barre Elementary Schools Eager to Hit the Links with The First Tee National School Program

By Aaron Retherford Barre Town Middle and Elementary School recently joined the 86 schools and one university in Vermont enrolled in The First Tee National School Program Initiative. Angie Carpenter-Henderson, a Physical Education Teacher for grades 3-5 at Barre Town Middle and Elementary School, witnessed the benefits of The First Tee National Sch...

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Rumney Memorial Teacher Releases Novel Geared Toward Middle Schoolers Who Want to Make a Difference

By Aaron Retherford In recent years, popular tween-focused literature has leaned toward fantasy worlds involving wizards, vampires or teenagers fighting to the death. But what about literature geared toward teens who care about the reality right here in their backyards? Katy Farber, a sixth-grade teacher at Rumney Memorial School in Middlesex, deci...

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Ovation To Celebration – Milne Family Wins Chamber Raffle

Last Wednesday night, the Milne family received a standing ovation from the largest gathering for the annual raffle of Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce in its 33-year history. An hour later, Cathy Milne Frey and her husband Scott left the event with the $4,000 grand prize. Agnes Eller, sister of the late raffle founder Marion Milne and a Nevada...

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Strong Field of Thunder Road Street Stock Racers Aim For 2015 Crown

The Allen Lumber Street Stock division at Thunder Road Speedbowl is guaranteed to have a different champion in 2015. Defending Champion Tommy Smith is moving up to the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen, which opens the door for a number of contenders to ascend to the Street Stock Championship. 2014 Street Stock runner-up Alan Maynard looks to lead the char...

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Waterbury Is Concerned About Opiate Use and Water Quality, Hopes for Statewide Cell Service and Broadband

At right are the results for the 2015 Town Meeting Day Survey from the returns of Waterbury residents. The numbers represent the total number (not percentages) of residents who answered “yes”, “no” or “not sure” for each of the 15 questions. Senator Bill Doyle serves on the Senate Education Committee and Senate Economic Affairs Committee. He teache...

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Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss I am not sure what Random Acts of Kindness actually means any more! I am ashamed to admit I think being kind to someone today is a lot different than it was in the past. Now, many kind acts can be misconstrued as interference which would negate whatever kindness that you thought you were doing. Don’t think that I am just writing the f...

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Max’s View

Exodus: Gods and Kings *1/2 I know this isn’t news to anyone, but it really is striking how different Jesus is from God in the Old Testament. Jesus had a clear, focused game plan. In the course of a year, he taught us how to live righteously, he founded his earthly church, he died for our sins, and he defeated death by rising from the grave. God in...

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Middle East Equilibrium

Editor, Due to indecision by the Obama White House to support moderate Sunni rebels in Syria, Islamic terrorists in Syria (ISIS) were able to reposition forces and attack the Iraqi Army, which folded and abandoned its U.S. equipment, including many Humvees and 155mm guns. The Iraqi government requested air strikes against ISIS, but President Obama...

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Library Story Times Provide Children With Necessary Skills

By Aaron Retherford Kids don’t need to go to a prestigious preschool to be well prepared for kindergarten. They just have to head to their local libraries. Most libraries in central Vermont provide programs that nourish young, developing minds and bodies. Jaquith Public Library in Marshfield isn’t the only library in central Vermont with a weekly s...

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Berlin Supports Water Quality, Broadband and Cell Service, and is Concerned About Increased Use of Opiates

At right are the results for the 2015 Town Meeting Day Survey from the returns of Berlin residents. The numbers represent the total number (not percentages) of residents who answered “yes”, “no” or “not sure” for each of the 15 questions. Senator Bill Doyle serves on the Senate Education Committee and Senate Economic Affairs Committee. He teaches g...

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