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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Rabid Skunk Killed in Area of Barre City Middle and Elementary School

On August 17, 2015 Barre City school officials contacted the Barre City police department about a skunk that was acting unusual in the area of the Barre City Middle and Elementary School. The property is 50 Parkside Terrace in Barre, Vermont. A police officer arrived at the school and the decision was made to dispatch the animal. After dispatching...

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Laquerre Elected to New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame

Thunder Road racing legend and family patriarch Joey Laquerre of East Montpelier has been elected to the New England Auto Racing (NEAR) Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015. The 71-year-old Laquerre is the all-time winningest driver at Barre’s Thunder Road with 45 wins, including a record 17 in the Tiger Sportsmen and 14 in the Late Models. His most recent...

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New Home, New Director, New Wood

By Aaron Retherford The T.W. Wood Gallery & Arts Center has been an important part of the Montpelier community since 1895. It houses one of the largest permanent collections in Vermont, and it is also the Vermont repository for the Federal Works Progress Administration collection. That hasn’t changed over the years. But the gallery has gone th...

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CVCOA Perseveres as Government Funding Shrinks

By Aaron Retherford It’s not an easy time to be a non-profit these days. For non-profits to survive during a time of decreasing funding, they truly have to provide effective and valuable services. Central Vermont Council on Aging has been in existence since 1972 and has become a centerpiece in the central Vermont non-profit world due to the bountif...

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Scout Dig

By Bill Croney Barre’s Vermont Granite Museum was busier than usual last weekend. A group of 26 Boy Scouts representing eight different troops from all over the state arrived on the Museum grounds last Friday afternoon and camped out there until Sunday afternoon. The Scouts were there to take part in the first Vermont Granite Museum Archaeological...

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The $99 Cure

By G.E. Shuman Three weeks ago I went to my doctor for my semi-annual checkup, fix up, tune up visit. As I arrived at his office for the visit, it seemed like I had just left that place from the last one. Have you ever had that feeling? Time flies…especially lately. Over the years I have developed a good, casual relationship with this knowledgeable...

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Max’s View

The Green Prince ***1/2 My best friend and I were discussing the depressing state of militant Islam in the Middle East. My friend shared his theory that from its very inception – in the time of Mohammed – Islam has been a religion of violence and intolerance toward infidels. But that simply isn’t true. The real history of the Middle Eas...

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Senate Report: Vermont County Documentary Series

The recent completion of the history documentary “Life in Bennington County” marks the completion of an 8-year project to capture and share the memories and stories of each of Vermont’s 14 counties. The county documentary series was produced through collaboration between Bill Doyle, a professor at Johnson State College, his students, and profession...

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New Legislation Will Direct More Funding to State Colleges

By Anthony Pollina Washington County State Senator I will be introducing legislation to change the way higher education is funded in Vermont and direct more dollars towards the Vermont State College system. I believe most of our tax dollars should go to the colleges that attract and educate the most Vermonters. But, now we are doing the opposite. U...

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Reiss’s pieces

By Judy Reiss I have a summertime question for you…What is the difference between a vacation and a trip? Now before you answer, think about it. Well, I have given it a lot of thought and here is what I think. If you take a vacation or go on one you do so so you have no worries and little to nothing to do. And unless your kids are old enough to know...

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