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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Central Vermont Chamber’s Thoughts on $15 Minimum Wage

By William D. Moore, President & CEO The legislature is in full swing and among the many issues that the Central Vermont Chamber is following are proposals to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour. In 2014, the business community agreed to a stepped increase in the minimum wage from $8.73 an hour, (nearly a dollar above the federal minimum...

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Poetry Corner

The Homeless Can’t By Kimberly Madura I open my door It is cold outside and dark Dogs barking and danger I can close my door Inside I am warm and safe Sick By Kimberly Madura That night as I was brushing your hair, You said it was falling out (you were eating candy) I asked if you were scared You turned to look at me And then you calmly said (yes)...

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Max’s View

The Founder ***1/2 It was a dark time in human history; a time when hungry people couldn’t get hot food on demand. 1950. During this dark time, the old folks say, people who lived together had to gather around the dinner table whenever the food was ready. They had as little control over their meals as a cat meowing next to her empty food bowl. They...

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Kipp-Lacey Engagement

Peter and Debra Kipp of Woodbury, Vermont announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison, to Tobias Lacey, son of Jann Lacey of Walden, Vermont. The bride-to-be works at Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine and her fiance works for Smiling Hill Farm in Westbrook, Maine. The couple live in Saco, Maine. A September wedding is planned....

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Local Youngster Places 2nd at State Hoop Shoot Competition

Carlo Concessi of Orange, Vermont took second place in the Vermont Elks Hoop Shoot for 8- and 9-year-old boys. Carlo represented Barre Lodge 1535 in the competition. Carlo first won the local (Barre Lodge) Hoop Shoot to advance to the Central Hoop Shoot in Windsor on January 7, where he competed against the local winners from Elks Lodges in the Nor...

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