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Monthly Archives: September 2015

60th Wedding Anniversary

Congratulations Richard and Joyce Colby, who celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on August 27....

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A Note of Thanks to the Grill Thief

By G. E. Shuman I would like to say thank you, to whomever took the barbecue grill off my front porch a few nights ago. In doing so, you accomplished several things for me. Firstly, you have completely restored my faith in the unfailing ability of mankind to do, progressively, ‘stupider and stupider’ things. I have witnessed stupid things before, b...

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Individuals Have a Role to Play in the Delivery of Better, More Efficient Health Care

By David M. Coddaire, M.D. President of the Vermont Medical Society The topic of health care reform has been prominent in the Vermont news in recent years. The Vermont Medical Society, which is comprised of about 1,200 of the state’s medical doctors, has been working actively to make our health care system work better, more efficiently and at lower...

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Max’s View

Happy Valley *** My best friend often says, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” On the face of it, this saying seems pretty sound and moral. But I fundamentally disagree. I believe that in most cases, turning the other cheek is preferable to heroic action. For example, if the United States had done nothing i...

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Key Club Fundraiser

Editor, I am a sophomore at Spaulding High School and the Secretary of Spaulding’s Key Club. What is the Key Club you ask, well we are a student lead, community service based organization that creates fundraisers in order to raise money for our not only our community but for other worthy causes worldwide. In the past, we have raised money for Alzhe...

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Local Program Continues its Work to Address Adult Literacy Needs

Editor, September reminds us that it’s “Back to School” for the children in our local communities. At the same time, this is a good time to review a few facts about adult literacy and be reminded about where adults can go to meet their own education goals and improve their skills. For 50 years, Central Vermont Adult Basic Education (CVABE) has prov...

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Barre Could Use an Institution of Higher Learning

Editor, Last March I began to research and discuss the future of the old Ward 5 school at 4 Humbert Street, now the closed Barre Housing Authority building publicly inquiring if it might be available to address a Barre City civic weakness Ń the fact that Barre City almost distinguishes itself by being one of the only major cities in Vermont bereft...

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VT Drug Take Back Day Nets Largest Haul Ever

Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced that 5,800.4 pounds of prescription drugs were collected this past Saturday during the drug take back initiative in Vermont, representing the largest haul in the history of similar efforts in the state. Vermont’s drug take back day was part of a nationwide effort led by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in...

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Kerrin McCadden Wins First Ever Vermont Book Award

Plainfield resident and poet Kerrin McCadden has won the first ever Vermont Book Award for her collection of poetry titled “Landscape with Plywood Silhouettes.” McCadden earned her award during the Vermont Book Award Gala at Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) on Saturday, Sept. 26. VCFA President Tom Greene presented the award, which Vermont artis...

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Area Restaurants Support Souper Supper at Brookfield’s Old Town Hall

Nine local restaurants will be providing their specialty soups and homemade breads to the second annual Souper Supper, a joint fundraiser supporting the Randolph Area Food Shelf and the Brookfield Community Partnership. The supper is this weekend – Saturday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Old Town Hall in the village of Brookfield. Diners have the optio...

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