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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Taking It Up a Notch at the Coffee Corner

Perhaps Montpelier’s longest running restaurant (at least with the same name) and a favorite for affordable breakfast and lunch seven days a week, the Coffee Corner at 83 Main St. has also solved many of the local, state and national problems from its strategic location in the heart of the city. Owners Michael Raymond and Sean Ward knew that they h...

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Poetry Corner

Sodbusters By Darlene Sprague A-a-h spring is here and the snow is gone Look outside something has undermined my lawn Is it gophers that make these holes Experts say its tiny moles Piles of mud and furrows deep Makes one wonder what’s so good to eat If I could harness them and make a team Rototilling the garden would be my scheme When I see these p...

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Spaulding High Drama Club Puts on The Wedding Singer

Members of the Spaulding High School Drama Club were all smiles after putting on their costumes for this week’s performance of The Wedding Singer because it means the audiences will be filling in the auditorium shortly. There will be shows at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and a 2 p.m. matinee also on Saturday. Based on the Adam Sandle...

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Vermont Bicycle Shop Opens in Barre

  By Aaron Retherford Darren Ohl had been working toward this moment for the greater part of his adult life. He found his calling early in life and the fruits of his labor became evident when he cut the ribbon outside the Vermont Bicycle Shop Friday morning. Ever since Ohl and his wife, Ginger, moved to Barre, he said everything has pretty much fal...

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Max’s View

Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech **** As the excellent documentary “Shouting Fire” reminds us, the First Amendment didn’t always guarantee free speech. One hundred years ago, it was against the law to speak your mind about the issues of the day. Dozens of Americans were imprisoned for saying that the United States shouldn’t be fi...

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Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss As I sit here in front of my old computer, I have tried to think of something to write that wouldn’t be either boring or just plain sad! I haven’t turned the TV on today because what seems to be on is so controversial as far as I am concerned, or really, really sad. So, I decided to write instead. Of course, when I write, I also turn...

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Calais Residents Deeply Concerned with Spread of Opiate Use

At right, are the results for Senator Bill Doyle’s 2016 Town Meeting Day Survey from the returns of Calais residents. The numbers represent the total responses (not percentages) of residents who answered “yes”, “no” or “not sure” for each of the 14 questions. Senator Bill Doyle serves on the Senate Education Committee and Senate Economic Affairs Co...

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Guest Opinion: ‘Hands off’ Environmental Laws Leave a Lasting Legacy

By Deb Markowitz Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources As a parent, and as the head of Vermont’s environmental agency, I often ask myself, what will be our generation’s environmental legacy? We strive to keep our families healthy and safe, our communities prosperous, and our natural environment free from the effects of harmful pollution. T...

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Every Month is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Editor, Every month is child abuse prevention month! Although Governor Shumlin and governors throughout the United States take time to proclaim April, Child Abuse Prevention Month, there are children in need of nurturing and protection every day and every month. We all have a significant role to play. If you know a parent who is stressed and could...

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In Gratitude to Volunteers

Editor, The week of April 10-17 is National Volunteer Week. Central Vermont Adult Basic Education (CVABE) salutes and honors the importance of our volunteer partners for their role in ensuring the success and powerful impact of our education services. As CVABE celebrates 50 years in service to the communities of Washington, Orange and Lamoille Coun...

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