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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Celebrate Earth Day

Dear Editor, April 22 marks the 50th observance of Earth Day. Each of us can celebrate by reducing our driving, use of electric energy, and consumption of animals. That’s right! Last Fall Oxford University’s prestigious Food Climate Research Network and Germany’s Heinrich Bolle Foundation concluded that solving the global warming catastrophe requir...

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City Council Seat for Ward 3

Dear Editor, I want to introduce myself to you. I am Margaret Ferguson. I would like to fill the City Council seat for Ward 3 that is now vacant because Lucas Herring is our new Mayor. I work at Capstone Community Action with the Community Economic Development Program with the Micro Business Development Program for the past 18 years. I have lived a...

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More than Mingling: New Nightclub Comes to Barre

By Katie Moritz   “The slogan,” Connor Mears says, “is Vermont’s premier night club.” He is sitting in what he calls the cocktail lounge or whiskey room of his new business, Mingle Nightclub. Framed pictures of famous musicians spanning several genres of music decorate the deep purple walls. The furniture, which is black and comfy, is arranged...

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Civil War Forum Hosted by William Scott Camp 302

Civil War Forum Hosted by William Scott Camp 302 Vermonters’ roles in the Civil War will be the focus of the Civil War Forum sponsored by the William Scott Camp #302 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War on Saturday, April 21 at the Barre American Legion Post 10 on 320 North Main Street, Barre, VT from 10 am to 3 pm. The forum that will feature a...

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WGDR Celebrates 45 Years on the Air

WGDR Celebrates 45 Years on the Air Dear Editor, In the summer of 1970, Goddard College hosted the landmark Alternative Media Conference, sending ripples of inspiration around the world for independent media creation. Three years later, Goddard acquired an FM license for its very own radio station, WGDR. This spring we begin to celebrate forty-five...

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Vermont State Housing Authority celebrates 50 years

Vermont State Housing Authority celebrates 50 years The Vermont State Housing Authority (VSHA) was created by the Vermont Legislature on March 23, 1968 and has the distinction of being the first statewide housing authority in the nation – and we are pleased to celebrate 50 years of providing affordable housing. Richard M. Williams, Executive...

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The Power of the Pen

The Power of the Pen Dear Readers: This week I’d like to present something very special for your enjoyment. As many of you know, I teach high school English at Websterville Christian Academy. (It is a school I highly recommend you consider for your children’s and grandchildren’s education.) Last week my sophomore class was assigned the task of auth...

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A Quiet Place: *1/2

A Quiet Place: *1/2 I like horror movies. But I rarely watch them. Good horror movies make me lose sleep. It’s embarrassing but true. The night after “The Blair Witch Project,” I stayed awake in terror until dawn. The night after “Paranormal Activity,” I was 80% sure that my wife slumbering soundly next to me was a vicious demon. I only go to see h...

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Hunger Free Vermont: Proposed House Farm Bill Would Worsen Hunger for Vermonters

Hunger Free Vermont: Proposed House Farm Bill Would Worsen Hunger for Vermonters April 13, 2018 (South Burlington, VT) — Yesterday the House released a draft of the Farm Bill that aims to significantly erode nutrition programs that support millions of Americans, including SNAP (known in Vermont as 3SquaresVT), our nation’s largest hunger-relief pro...

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Statement Regarding Signing of Vermont Gun Violence Prevention Legislation

Statement Regarding Signing of Vermont Gun Violence Prevention Legislation Issued by Clai Lasher-Sommers, Executive Director, GunSense Vermont S.55, S.221, and H.422, all of which Governor Scott signed into law will work together to help keep all Vermonters safer. With more guns than people, Vermont needs these common sense laws that acknowledge ou...

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