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Monthly Archives: August 2015

4 paws and a wet nose can save a wounded veteran’s life

Combat-wounded veterans often face a new kind of battle when they return home. Of the 51,000 service members that the Congressional Research Service reports have been injured in Iraq and Afghanistan, thousands have come home to find that not even the love and support of family and friends is enough to help them cope with their physical and mental h...

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Filling the gap: Community programs feed low-income children over the summer

When summer comes along, kids and teens have plenty to look forward to: pool time, sports camp, three months of freedom and no homework. But some low-income kids might actually be looking forward to their next meal. During the school year, more than 20 million low-income children receive free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch...

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America’s smartphone obsession extends to mobile banking

There’s no denying it — smartphones have become essential to daily life. From the smallest to the most complex of tasks, we’ve adopted a mobile-first mindset. For an increasing number of adults, this means their smartphone is never too far out of reach. In fact, if you’re like most Americans, your smartphone is your first an...

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What’s the real cost of that auto repair? How to know if you’re paying the best price

Do you take your car’s “health” for granted? Only when the check engine light comes on do you realize how important a fully functional vehicle is to your daily life. Feelings of fear, regret and anxiety often rush in: “Will my car break down?” “Should I have gotten my oil changed sooner?” Can I trust that I...

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5 essentials for your best summer yet

There’s no better way to savor the last few days of warm weather than with a fun trip. As you prepare for family vacations before kids head back to school, it’s important to make sure you have the proper essentials to ensure a hassle free trip. As you throw those last few items in your bag to-go, make sure you don’t forget this se...

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Will your pet be safe during an emergency?

Natural disasters can devastate families and communities in seconds, taking lives and destroying homes and properties. Sadly, pets are under-reported casualties of such disasters. For people who’ve lost everything else, losing or being unable to care for their furry family members can make an already emotionally crippling blow that much worse...

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6 easy ways to boost your brain health

When you think about health and wellness, what first comes to mind? Most likely it’s along the lines of fitness, healthy eating and doctor’s appointments. But have you ever considered the importance of brain health as you age? According to the National Institute on Aging, research shows that a complex interaction between your DNA, diet,...

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Marshall Law at Speedway 51, while Martin Magic Shines Again

Jeff Marshall (32) continued his fantastic 2015 with his fourth win of the year in a caution free North Country Ford Late Model 51 lap main event. The first 13 laps showed a battle between Colbrook’s Brandon Lambert (77) and Littleton’s Russell Clark (02). Lambert finally cleared the 02 car but had no time to enjoy the fruits of his labor. Marshall...

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Wellness Workforce Coalition Provides Peer Support Across Vermont

By Aaron Retherford The effects of Tropical Storm Irene are still be felt in areas of the Green Mountain State. However, not all of those effects are bad. Tropical Storm Irene flooded Vermont State Hospital and washed away housing for 51 residents, who were some of the most seriously ill psychiatric patients in the state. That crisis allowed the Ve...

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Poetry Corner

The White Cat By Ruth Lowry I scratch his neck That’s all he asks of me That and some scraps of food A dry place when it’s raining A warm place when it’s cold That’s all he asks of me In return he purrs This, his sign of love He purrs and stares at me When things go wrong And everybody’s yelling As if to say, “It’s all right, I’m here Calm and sere...

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