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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Guest Opinion: Vermont Libertarian Party Opposes Governor Scott’s Change of Heart on Gun Control

Guest Opinion: Vermont Libertarian Party Opposes Governor Scott’s Change of Heart on Gun Control Governor Phil Scott hasn’t been paying attention if he thinks Vermonters will sit idly by as he changes his position and enacts new gun control. The ocean of orange at the January 30th statehouse hearing should be enough to inform anyone that Vermonters...

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Winter Banquet & Auction a Big Success, Thank You!

Editor: The Friends of the Aldrich Public Library in Barre would like to express our thanks and gratitude to all those who helped make our annual Winter Banquet and Auction such a big success. Our proceeds, which this year came to over $1000 more than last year, go right back to the library to fund programs, materials and services for people of all...

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Vote For Vermont Topic: The Pros And Cons Of Foothold Traps

Vote For Vermont Topic: The Pros And Cons Of Foothold Traps Vote for Vermont’s Ben Kinsley and Pat McDonald hosted a new type of debate between David Kelley, Esq. and Brenna Galdenzi from Protect Our Wildlife Vermont and the Vermont Trappers Association represented by Mike Covey and Bruce Martin. The format allowed for 20 minutes for each group to...

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Max’s Views: Death Wish***

There was a time when gun control wasn’t a Left vs. Right issue. Believe it or not, young readers, there was a time when a moderate Republican was allowed to support stricter gun laws without inspiring a vicious Twitter debate. And – gasp – a Democrat was allowed to take money from the NRA without being denounced as Benedict Arnold with blood on hi...

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Ziske-Desmarais Engagement

Eugene and Carolyn Ziske of Barre, Vermont are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Ziske to Matthew Desmarais, son of Charles and Lisa Desmarais of Barre, Vermont. Emily graduated from SUNY Potsdam and is currently employed as an English teacher. Matthew graduated from Clarkson University and is currently employed as an engi...

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Is that Online Rx Deal for Real?

  As the price of prescription drugs continues to rise, you might find yourself searching online for more affordable medications. Beware of bogus companies that take your money and never send you the product, or worse, send you a product that could cause you harm. Also, be sure to read the fine print on prescription drug coupons you find onlin...

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Sincere Thanks & Appreciation to the Vermont Legislature

Dear Editor: Sincere thanks and appreciation to the Vermont Legislature (House) for passing a bill making the contest for the slaughter of coyotes illegal and authorizing a fine for anyone caught doing so. It is mind boggling that anyone would consider this a sport! It was rewarding to see and hear about the number of true hunters who were against...

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Sharing Your Care

Spring is coming and with it the switch to Daylight Saving’s Time. Although we are always excited to have warmer weather and more daylight at the end of the day, these changes can have a greater impact on folks who have a dementia related illness. Here are a few pointers/suggestions for lessening any negative effects. – Avoid darkness in the...

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Recognizing the Importance of SNAP in Rural America

By Jordan Rasmussen, jordanr@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs In the nation’s rural communities, where the food that feeds the world is grown, food insecurity is endured by millions of children, seniors, and hardworking Americans. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps stave off hunger in one in six rural households. Yet, the...

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Empty Bowl Benefit Raises Nearly $8500

Dear Editor: The Fifth Annual Empty Bowl Benefit for the Vermont Foodbank, held February 18 at The Mud Studio in Middlesex, raised nearly $8500 to help our neighbors in need. A true community effort, the Empty Bowl brings together dozens of central Vermont potters who handcraft hundreds of soup bowls for the many area residents who select a bowl to...

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