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Worth the Ride

By Katie Moritz “Donut hole?” the waitress behind the Wayside’s U-shaped counter asks, holding out two bowls. One contains plain donut holes, brown and crisp, the other holds donuts coated thick with crunchy grains of sugar. She checks with each diners, who, even well into retirement age, pluck the treats like children. She then moves out from behi...

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Potato Salad

By G. E. Shuman In this column, I would like to discuss the very serious topic of potato salad. It may not seem like much of an issue to you or me, but it’s a big deal to a potato. After all, many lowly spuds, each year, give their very lives for the privilege of being included in this summertime picnic/barbecue/cookout/pig roast/ favorite. Truly,...

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Spaulding High School Alumni Association Extends Sincerest Appreciation & Thanks

To the Editor, The Spaulding High School Alumni Association would like to extend our sincerest appreciation and thanks to the following individuals and organizations for their assistance in helping make the 122nd annual meeting and banquet held on June 14th a huge success: Members Advantage Community Credit Union and Miles Supply for sponsoring our...

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Now Playing in Select Cities, Sorry to Bother You: ****

Some people say that the American Dream is dead. I suppose that depends on your definition of what the American Dream is. But if your dream is to find a corporate job and make solid money, the Dream is very much alive. I have been working in the same corporate office since 2001. So the blueprint I’m going to share with you isn’t an idealistic Conse...

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Comment in Max’s View Is Insulting to Mothers

Dear Editor, I enjoy your paper and pick it up each week. I am writing now because of a comment in the July 18th Max’s View. The comment “not to help mothers enjoy twenty minutes of freedom to pour more Chardonnay” is insulting to mothers. Perhaps his mother drank while he watched afternoon programs, perhaps he drove her to it, but most mothers don...

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Equine-Based Leadership Focuses on Direction & Connection

By Katie Moritz It’s a warm sunny day and Lucinda Newman, the owner of Horses and Pathfinders Equine-Guided Education, Leadership, and Coaching in Moretown, Vermont, is sitting in a shady spot behind her horse barn. She stares out over grazed pastures lolling gently down to where the Mad River meets the Winooski River. There is a general sense of c...

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Guest Opinion: The Property Tax Is What’s Wrong with School Taxes

By Jack Hoffman It was a messy finish to a messy legislative session, but Vermonters can take some comfort that no permanent damage was done to the state education funding system. It’s disappointing that the governor insisted on another year of pretend budgeting—using one-time revenue again to artificially lower property tax rates. But, hey, worse...

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Now Playing at the Savoy Theater

Won’t You Be My Neighbor: **** Because I write this column, I’ve watched plenty of movies over the years that I didn’t really want to see. I even break down and watch a family movie from time to time even though they are terrible. I didn’t even enjoy the kiddie movies that everyone else liked – like “Toy Story” and “The Incredibles” and “Coraline.”...

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Aires Hill Farm Selected as Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year

Aires Hill Farm, a 400-head Holstein operation in Berkshire, has been named the Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year for 2018. Karie Thompson Atherton is the primary manager and part-owner, responsible for all the decision-making in the daily operation of the farm. She took over in 2014 when her father Edward Orlyn Thompson and uncle James Bryan (Bernie)...

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Guest Opinion: Beavers Saved from Lethal Trapping!

By Brenna Galdenzi Last year Protect Our Wildlife (POW) launched a statewide Living With Wildlife campaign to help towns pursue nonlethal methods to address human-wildlife conflicts. In Vermont, countless wild animals, including beavers, foxes, raccoons, and others, are killed under a dangerously vague statute that allows landowners and municipalit...

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