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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Guest Opinion: Just the Facts about Rigged Elections and Voter Fraud

By Jim Condos, Vermont Secretary of State Recent unsupported allegations and sensationalized reporting are sowing seeds of doubt about our democratic process. This undermines voter confidence and calls into question whether all voices will be heard on November 8th. As Vermont’s Secretary of State and chief elections officer, former State Senator, f...

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Support TJ Donovan for AG

Editor, There was something really wrong. Every Monday police summon scores of Vermonters are to Court – many for failing to be the person they would like to be, others whose conflicts outweighed their resources to deal with them. They await for the Judge to assign a punishment: jail here, a fine there, a license lost here, work crew there, a disqu...

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Alba Rossi Of Barre Joins Select “Super Centurian Club”

Alba Rossi of Barre turned 100 years old this past Monday, Oct. 17, and without a doubt to all those who know her, she is truly a “super centurian.” She enjoys a keen mind, good hearing and looks like someone at least 20 years younger. Alba says she has no secrets for successful longevity but admits her many years of bookkeeping at the former Rossi...

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No Retirement Plan at Work? Tips for 2016 Open Enrollment Season

Open Enrollment Season is that all-important time each year when employees reassess their needs and make changes to their workplace benefits, such as healthcare, life insurance, and retirement savings. Whether or not you have access to these benefits through your employer, it’s a good idea to take this opportunity to think about your future — in pa...

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Barre Town Parks & Recreation Hosts Inaugural Fall Festival, Oct. 22

By Aaron Retherford The Barre Town Parks & Recreation Department has made a concerted effort to showcase its parks and playgrounds throughout the year, hosting everything from a Spring Festival to ice cream socials at the six town playgrounds. This weekend, the Parks & Rec Department is back at it with a Fall Festival at the Barre Town Re...

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Max’s View

We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists **** A lot of you still don’t think that political correctness is a huge problem. That is understandable. You also don’t think that it is a problem that you don’t own a Thestleblower All-Cure device. You don’t miss owning a Thestleblower All-Cure device because it is a thing that doesn’t exist. You don’t...

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Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss For those of us within a certain age, what is happening in our country and our world is almost unbelievable! The thought of wars and bombs right in our own towns and cities is actually more like a nightmare. When we were young, can you even imagine such a scenario? I really don’t think so. Keep in mind we were of the generation that p...

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The Legislature Does Not Deficit Spend

Editor, Some on the campaign trail suggest that the Vermont legislature has engaged in deficit spending over the last 14 years. That is simply not true. Here’s how the budget process works in Vermont. Each year the legislature works from projected revenue for the next fiscal year, and the House and Senate pass a balanced budget for that year based...

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Will the Presidential Candidates Ever Address Real Issues?

Editor, The presidential debates so far have been a joke….and embarrassing! Tens of millions of Americans will be watching the debate the night of October 19 — and they deserve a serious discussion on the big issues facing our nation, like the future of Social Security. If the next President doesn’t take bold action on Social Security, we cou...

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Support for LaClair and McFaun

Editor, I vote early, and I have already cast my votes to re-elect Rob LaClair and Topper McFaun to the Vermont House of Representatives from Barre Town. I had the good fortune to work side by side with Topper for ten years when I was also a member of the House. He has become a very respected voice of moderation in the legislature. As the ranking m...

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