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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Put on Your Dancing Shoes! It’s Time for the Senior Prom

By Aaron Retherford It might be called a Senior Prom and it might beput on by the Montpelier Senior Activity Center, but the MSAC’s soiree on Saturday, May 30 is far from a seniors-only affair. The National Life Ballroom will play host to what MSAC Director of Programs and Development Dan Groberg calls a “community celebration.” It is also a fundra...

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It’s a Boy!

Austin Joseph DuBois was born on April 21, 2015 to mother Rachel Corey and father Lance DuBois of Northfield....

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O’Donnell Begins Three-peat Quest with Memorial Day Classic Triumph

Two-time defending Thunder Road “King of the Road” Derrick O’Donnell began his quest for a three-peat in dominating fashion with a win in the Mekkelsen Memorial Day Classic 100 on Sunday, May 24. N. Haverhill, NH’s O’Donnell quickly got to the front from his third starting position, moving around polesitter Nick Sweet on the outside to take the lea...

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Ormsby’s Computer Systems to Hold Open House May 27 at New Facility

Now centrally located on the Barre-Montpelier Road, Ormsby’s Computer Systems has officially moved from its huge complex in downtown Barre and opened last October at 1755 US Rte. 302 in Berlin. It had been an important business in downtown Barre since the 1980’s, but the opportunity came to move into newer, more updated offices, offering convenienc...

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Vermont Granite Museum, Barre Farmers Market Embrace Unique Partnership

By Aaron Retherford The Barre Farmers Market was fortunate to find a welcoming home at the Vermont Granite Museum, giving it plenty of room for parking and vendors during its Wednesday and Saturday markets. The Vermont Granite Museum is not charging the Barre Farmers Market for use of the space. Instead, the two organizations have formed a mutually...

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Senate Report: The Origin of Washington County

By Sen. Bill Doyle Political parties were not a part of the first years of the United States. Indeed, Washington and other founding fathers warned against them. But dissent is the hallmark of democracy, and soon after the adoption of the Constitution, America’s early leaders were divided into two groups. The first was the Federalists, who believed...

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Max’s View

Chasing Ice **1/2 There is a war of ideas in the United States between the Christian right and the environmentalist movement. The funny thing to me is that many people don’t recognize why the two groups are fighting. It is a battle between two opposing religions. “But we’re not a religion,” environmentalists exclaim in shock. No, you really are. A...

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Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss I used to think that it would be lots of fun to get e-mail. What a great idea, to be able to get in touch with friends regardless of where they lived, but to receive information from those very same friends that I hadn’t heard from for years. And then, reality struck! What I found out was that if and when I donated even a few dollars...

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Thanks to All Those Who Made GMFF a Success

Editor, First, we would like to thank everyone for supporting and attending this year’s 18th Green Mountain Film Festival. Your continued support, attendance and enthusiasm was very appreciated and wonderful for the staff, interns, volunteers and Focus on Film board to witness. Second, we want to thank all of our volunteers! Without all of your ded...

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Montpelier Could Benefit from Smoking Ban

Editor, I applaud the effort from New Directions to ban smoking in downtown Montpelier. In a recent news story on this initiative, Mayor Hollar is quoted as saying that, in the past 25 years, he has never been burdened by cigarette smoke in downtown Montpelier. I wonder if Mayor Hollar ever had to stand at a bus stop. As someone who has stood at th...

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