September 18th, 2019


Monthly Archives: July 2015

Act 46 Breaks My Heart

Editor, I grew up in Cabot in the 1950’s/60’s. I came home in 1999. It was like stepping back in time 50 years, but not in a bad way. Since 1999, a dozen village houses vanished. In 2010, our village government, which worked since 1866, dissolved. Now the Vermont legislature threatens our beloved school. Legislators wrongly believe small is bad and...

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Montpelier Area Enhances Experience for Bicyclists

Editor, I’m writing to express my thanks for a variety of recent improvements that benefit bicyclists in and around Montpelier. Significant pavement patching has been done to Northfield Street to reduce the number of holes and large cracks that were dangerous for bicyclists. Similar pavement patches have been applied to Barre Street between Sabin’s...

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Sweet Wins Duel With O’Donnell for Record-Tying Vermont Governor’s Cup Win

Hometown favorite Nick Sweet came out on top of a battle with Thunder Road Late Model point leader and fellow two-time “King of the Road” Derrick O’Donnell to win his fourth VP Fuels Vermont Governor’s Cup 150 on Thursday, July 9. Sweet took the lead from N. Haverhill, NH’s O’Donnell on lap 125 following the race’s fourth and final restart after st...

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Former Mountaineer Pollock Named N.L. All-Star

Arizona Diamondback OF A.J. Pollock (Vermont ’07) was named to the National League All-Star team Monday night. Through Sunday, Pollock was hitting .303 with 10 homers, 38 RBI and 18 steals. Pollock is ranked 11th in the National League in batting average and fifth in steals. It is Pollock’s first All-Star game. Pollock’s selection marks the seventh...

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Berlin Resident Overcomes COPD to Win 3 Events at Senior Games

By Aaron Retherford Jim Ryan never played sports in high school. Up until four years ago, he was a heavy smoker, had developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and could barely climb a flight of stairs before needing to catch his breath. So he decided to sign up for the Vermont Senior Games Track & Field State Championships held at the e...

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Millstone Trails Grows into a Mountain Biker, Hiker, and Winter Recreationist Paradise

By Aaron Retherford When Millstone Hill was a bustling home to 75 independent quarries over 100 years ago, it was granite grey for as far as the eyes could see. But now that nature has reclaimed the land and the dormant quarries have filled with turquoise water, it has become one of the gems of the Green Mountain State. The Millstone Trails Associa...

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Max’s View

Red Army **** The most popular sporting events in the world are international competitions like the Olympics and the World Cup. Not to me, though. I have almost zero interest in those events. And if I do end up watching, I always root against the United States. “Whoa, Max! You root against us?! Do you hate America or something?” No, quite the contr...

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Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss Do you remember when a few months ago, I wrote about being scammed? Well, I did and the reason I wrote about it was because I thought if I could fall for such a stupid thing, I wanted to be sure that everybody within the sound of my voice would be warned. Hopefully, it saved someone from being as stupid as I was! This isn’t quite the...

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Public Libraries

Editor, One of the things that fascinates me in the USA is public libraries. Books have to me an irresistible power. Books are my faithful friends, always there, ready to help, giving themselves with no reserve, never asking for something in return. I was born in Genoa, Italy, in 1929. As I was growing up, all I could find to read were booklets of...

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