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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Aldrich Director, Library Deserve Credit

Editor, Thank you for your regular coverage of the activities and offerings of the Aldrich Public Library. As a financial and volunteer supporter of the Aldrich, I appreciate how it is a community center, welcome center for visitors, and a safe place to visit for young and disadvantaged people. The staff is skilled, compassionate, and equipped to h...

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Thanks for Weathering Heights Column

Editor, I want to thank The WORLD for regularly publishing Roger Hill’s “Weathering Heights” column, which I look forward to reading. In addition to listing monthly local weather statistics, he explains in detail the weather we are experiencing as well as what is in store for the near-term future. The greatest service he provides to readers, howeve...

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Senate Report: Doyle Secures Permanent Place in Vermont History

A special ceremony was held Jan. 10, 2017 in the Vermont Senate Chamber, honoring the 48-year span of elected service by William “Bill” Doyle. Phil Scott led the praises (and sometimes “roastings”) by colleagues from both sides of the aisle – all of whom acknowledged that Doyle had secured a permanent place in Vermont history; not only becaus...

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De-Grinching Day!

By G. E. Shuman I have always thought that the only thing worse than decorating for Christmas, was un-decorating. I’m sorry, Christmas decorations are very festive, but taking down all of that ‘stuff of December’ has always felt like torment, to me. My wife doesn’t seem to mind the day that we pack up all the ornaments, lights, left-over gift wrap,...

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Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss I went out for coffee again today and once again had a blast! What is interesting is I knew that I loved getting together with the Grandmamafia but when I mentioned it to my physical therapist, she said I was right, except I had to go even if I am in terrible pain. She says that for me, to work through the pain is a very good thing. S...

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IRS, States, Industry Urge Taxpayers to Learn Signs of Identity Theft

No matter how careful you are, identity thieves may be able to steal your personal information. If this happens, thieves try to turn that data quickly into cash by filing fraudulent tax returns. The IRS, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry want to work in partnership with you in their effort to combat identity theft and fraudulent retu...

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Max’s View

Do Not Resist ** Have you or anyone you’ve ever known been beaten up or shot by a police officer for no reason? Me, neither. The job of America’s police officers is to keep us safe without harassing us too much in the process. All things considered, they are doing an amazing job. Meanwhile, we keep finding ways to make their job more difficult. The...

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Max’s View

I Am Your Father **1/2 If you will indulge me here, I am going to list all of the accomplishments of my career: 1. I’ve been with the same company for 15 years. That is all. Evidently, I am a responsible and agreeable enough employee to avoid being fired. Because I never go above and beyond in my daily work duties. I assure you of that. Do I try to...

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Passion for Parks

By Helen Hossley Looking through the lens of history of our parks seems glamorous; conjuring up nostalgia for the way they were in their heyday. We yearn to experience our parks as the pioneers of nature conservancy did; to be on the cutting edge of saving special places for future generations. How fabulous it would have been to be part of the conv...

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Demers Power Equipment has Great Ending after 66-Year Run

By now everyone knows that the Barre landmark business — Demers Power Equipment at 81 South Main — has closed and its line of quality manufacturers and highly rated service was sold to Aubuchon Hardware and at least one other local small engine retailer. But not everyone knows that this was a business started over 66 years ago by Rheal J. Demers in...

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