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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Gardening With Amanda: Award-Winning Annuals — Best of the Best?

By Amanda Legare The best known award for new annual plants in the US is the All American Selections (AAS) program (https://all-americaselections.org). New flowers and vegetables are grown side-by-side with comparable available varieties and are evaluated by garden performance, size, taste, disease-resistance and any other characteristic important...

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Aging with Grace…

It’s already Daylight Savings Time and before you know it spring will be here. Along with the change in seasons come a few concerns for those caring for a loved one with any form of dementia. Our letters in this column address a couple of the more pressing concerns, wandering and dressing appropriately for the weather. Dear Grace, My dad has dement...

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What does Vermont’s Public Tuitioning System Mean for You? Vote for Vermont Delves into School Choice

By Pat McDonald Pat McDonald producer and host of Vote for Vermont and Ben Kinsley, Executive Director of Campaign for Vermont Prosperity co-hosted a show on School Choice. Our guests were Brad Ferland and Asher Crispe, two individuals who have taken a personal interest in school choice in Vermont and have become active in the school choice discuss...

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Poetry Corner

A Haiku By Kym Rowell Snow falls upon me, Pain clouds my teary wet eyes… Angels dance around. Grady’s Feet Are Touching the Grass By Corinne Davis A Feral Cat comes from out of the night, right to Dani’s door Bringing light into her life, she could have never prepared for prepared for what was in store She took in this maimed and terrified an...

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Max’s View

Targeted: Exposing the Gun Control Agenda ** The NRA is right about gun control for the wrong reasons. And gun control advocates are wrong about gun control for all the right reasons. Love them or loathe them, you have to hand it to them: the NRA is winning. If Tom Brady and Charlie Sheen had a baby and that baby grew up to be a lobbying group, tha...

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Max’s View

Get Out **** I was watching Spike Lee’s “Malcom X” for the first time in many years. And I kept thinking to myself: “Malcom X might have been right!” As a kid, you’re taught that Martin Luther King’s dream of integration is a utopia, while Malcom X’s vision of a separate and superior black society is fanatical and wrong. But Dr. King won, and it’s...

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It’s Seed Catalog Season! Let Me Help You Choose the Best

By Amanda Sessel Legare The arrival of seed catalogs helps us deal with cabin fever. In choosing my catalogs I consider the selection, the price, the descriptions and past experiences with germination and service from those companies. Some catalogs seem to be written by a PR company. I want to sense that the person writing the descriptions has actu...

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Guest Opinion: Strong Working Families Means a Strong Vermont

By Rep. Sarah Copeland Hanzas Orange-2 Bradford, VT As a state legislator, my first responsibility is to stand up for a Vermont that works for all of us. I’m continually looking at what we can do to strengthen Vermont’s economy for future generations. I’m proud to be a lead sponsor of legislation that would create a family and medical leave insuran...

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Modelling a Local and Vibrant Climate Economy

Editor, With a national political conversation that seems to become more divisive and fragmented with each passing day, engaging locally to create meaningful and inclusive democratic change is as important as it ever has been. At moments like this, Vermonters have historically responded by gathering in granges and town halls to find common ground o...

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