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Barre Labor Hall Celebrates Labor Day with Books, Bread, and Song

Pete Seeger once said, “Songs won’t save the planet, but neither will books or speeches.” He did however, believe songs could “help the world survive.” Why? Because it wasn’t the songs themselves, but the people they united; they were the ones who would accomplish this feat. On Labor Day, September 3, songs and books and even bread will bring peopl...

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Now Playing at the Savoy Theater: BlacKkKlansman:**

Once upon a time, Capital One pitchman and big time Knicks fan Spike Lee was a serious filmmaker. At the height of artistic prowess (1992), Lee released an important cinematic classic: “Malcolm X.” Spike Lee presents Malcolm X as an articulate, visionary, hateful philosopher. In X’s version of history, the black race was the first and intrinsically...

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“Christine Hallquist’s Civility Double Standard”

Dear Editor, A few months after entering the Vermont gubernatorial race, Christine Hallquist issued a statement going after the VTGOP for alleged divisive rhetoric, and reiterated her hope that “the 2018 election would represent a return to civility, both nationally and here in Vermont.” But now after winning the Democratic nomination, it appears M...

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Foxes Help Prevent Lyme Disease: Why is Our Government Allowing Them to Be Killed?

Dear Editor, As someone who enjoys spending time outdoors here in Vermont, I was very concerned to learn that the Green Mountain State has the second highest rate of reported cases of Lyme disease in the country. This fact became even more concerning when I learned that the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has little to no data on the populat...

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Guest Opinion: Our Forests, Our Future: Can Vermont Landowners Sell Carbon Offsets?

By Nick Richardson, President of the Vermont Land Trust The Vermont Land Trust has a long history of conserving Vermont’s most productive working lands. As VLT’s president, I’m proud of that track record, but I’m also concerned about our farm and forest economy. With around 60 percent of Vermont’s forestland owned by people over the age of 55, tran...

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Love Wins: Choice Support Services Seeks Holistic Approach

By Katie Moritz “You can’t do it well if you don’t care,” Nicole Pierce, co-owner of Choice Support Services, explains as she sits on the sofa downstairs at the newly acquired community care home, Averill Place. She and co-owner, Linda Ormsbee, have been working with folks with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) for almost a decade. Now, with th...

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Death of A Nation

(For Rightist Viewers:) *** (For Leftist Viewers:) Negative 117 stars This is a sad time for polite public discourse. But there is a happy silver lining: Fake News has been added to the national vocabulary. No matter what side you’re on and what newspaper you are looking at, there’s a voice in the back of your head telling you that you’re reading s...

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Homeless Vets on VA land?

Dear Editor, Recently I heard on NPR that thousands of homeless veterans were unable to get housing on the 388 acres of land owned by the Veterans Administration in Los Angeles. Only 150 people are now lucky enough to be living in the one building that the VA has built there for them. Over the years the government started leasing out the property t...

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Lamson-Laughlin Engagement

Clayton and Ann Lamson of Williamstown, would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Emma Lamson, to Troy Laughlin, son of Robert and Kathy Laughlin, also of Williamstown.. The two met in grade school and became a couple at the top of The Empire State Building in New York City on their senior class trip.  After asking Clayton’s permissi...

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Build-A-Bike Builds More Than a Bike

By Katie Moritz “I’ve spent so much time on it,” Tracy DeLillo says as he looks over the 1981 Harley-Davidson Super Glide that he and Facilities Manager, Phil Rowell, are rebuilding at the Veteran’s Place in Northfield. “Hundreds of hours sitting out here, putting things back, lining things up.” Both Tracy DeLillo, a vet who is staying at the...

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