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Allen Wins Thursday Night Finale On Jet Service/Accura Night

Jason Allen of Barre ran down pole-sitter David Whitcomb of Essex Jct. halfway through the race and stayed on top the rest of the way to claim victory in the Thunder Road Late Models on Jet Service Envelope/Accura Printing Night on the final Thursday night event of the season. Allen started fifth in the 24-car main event field, moved into second on...

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Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss I had planned to share with you my transition from walker to canes, but after having lunch at Maynard’s Snack Bar in Moretown, I have changed my mind! However, I do want to encourage you folks who have been able to really get along well with your walker, let me tell you what I did…in the very short version! First, let me assure...

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MHS Class of 1966 Reunion Tour

Editor, The class of 1966 would like to thank Tom Allen, Director of Maintenance at Montpelier High School, for spending a Saturday morning in July giving us a tour of the high school during our 50th reunion celebration. Tom has an amazing grasp of the facility, the needs for the future, and the purpose of each space along with the educational valu...

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Town of Marshfield

By Senator Bill Doyle According to Esther Swift, author of “Vermont Place Names,” the charter of Marshfield in 1782 by the State of Vermont was related to the grand design of the Allen Brothers to have the Republic of Vermont accepted as a state. Vermont in various ways had attempted to gain the attention of the new nation in order to obtain stateh...

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Max’s View

China vs. USA: Empires at War **1/2 They have 1.4 billion people. Two hundred nuclear warheads. The largest industrial economy. And an unquenchable desire to be the world’s #1 superpower. A showdown is inevitable. World War III. The United States vs. China. I absolutely do not believe that. China is our economic rival, not our enemy. I am certain t...

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Aging with Grace…

As a follow up to the last column on the benefits of Adult Day to the participant, this week we’ll share information on the benefits to the caregiver, which are equally important to consider. Dear Grace, As the main caregiver for my husband, who had a stroke about six months ago, I’m trying to figure out how to care for him at home and still have s...

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The Apple

By G. E. Shuman This is probably a strange way to begin this particular column, and a stranger title to give it, but, hopefully, it will all make sense by the end. Recently our daughter, Cathy, and her youngest child, Ayvah, were out for a walk. Their walk happened to take them under and past an old crab apple tree along the roadside. Ayvah, an 8-y...

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Max’s View

Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party ** The most confusing letters in our language are (D) and (R). When there is a (D) or an (R) next to a person’s name, it makes it impossible for otherwise smart people to make an accurate judgement of them. Or to even be able to hear what they are saying. I mean, Red Sox fans hate the Ya...

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Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss There can’t be a child anywhere who can’t wait for school to get out at the end of the year. I think that feeling of euphoria still exists, although the school year has been made longer. Of course, I am one of those who thinks that a longer year is a good thing. In fact, what I’ve always thought was a little strange is that students w...

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Central Vermont Road Pitch Impresses in First Year

Editor, After 6 months of dedicated work, we pulled it off! Central Vermont Road Pitch was a smashing success, especially for it being our first year. And we could not have done it without YOU! The Central Vermont Road Pitch Steering Committee is sincerely grateful to everyone who contributed to this amazing event. First, congratulations to our fiv...

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