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Monthly Archives: September 2018

A Poem About Life

By Todd Washburne I love life. I love walking the streets of Montpelier. I love the art galleries because There is so much beauty in the visual paintings And photos that i can quiet the noise in my head. Gail has be viewing sculptures by walking around it And toughing it and just enjoying the beauty of it. I love my life because even though I have...

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Vermont Humane Federation Opposes Rawhide Rodeo 

To The Editor, The Vermont Humane Federation (VHF) opposes the presentation of Rawhide Rodeo at Thunder Road in Barre. We urge Vermonters to boycott this event and to contact Thunder Road and its co-sponsors to let them know that cruelty to animals is not entertainment. Rawhide Rodeo will feature many standard rodeo events that recreate, and grossl...

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September Is Suicide Prevention Month, Let’s Take Action to Support Our Veterans

To The Editor, September is Suicide Prevention month and the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) empowers communities to take action to support our Nation’s Veterans. Each community across the country plays a role in supporting Veterans, but as an individual you may not know what to do or where to start. You don’t need to have special training...

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Who Will You Vote For?

To The Editor, A powerful myth exists among the citizenry of Vermont. The myth is that the Vermont Republican party is the party of the rich and powerful and the Vermont Democrat Party is the party of the poor and downtrodden. Real statistics compiled by the watchdog organization OpenSecrets.org debunks this myth. https://www.opensecrets.org/states...

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Now on Netflix and Free on the Internet

Oliver Stone’s Untold History of The United States, Episode V: The 50s – Eisenhower, the Bomb, and the Third World:***1/2 The history books have been kind to Dwight Eisenhower. Ike is the least polarizing and least hated President of the Post-War Era. He is remembered as America’s benign grandfather figure during a time of relative peace and prospe...

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Capstone Corner

After one year of saving up to $1,000 for education, homeownership or starting a micro business Capstone Community Action’s Individual Development Account (IDA) program will match your money and double your savings! The state sponsored IDA program helps Vermonters save and earn money for goals that help to develop their assets. After completing a s...

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The Coming of Fall

By G. E. Shuman Okay, so, I admit it. THIS really is my favorite time of year. I enjoy spring, but don’t like spring cleaning; I like summer, but don’t enjoy mowing, raking, or bugs; and I like the first snowfall of winter, for about the first five minutes of that first snowfall. UGH! Fall, to me, is perfect. The sound of electricity pouring throug...

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Now On Demand: Borg vs. McEnroe: ***1/2

In 1980, the sport of tennis was dominated by a mad man. He had behavior problems and anger issues; he made life miserable for everyone around him. His name was Björn Borg. “Borg vs. McEnroe” is a college course in psychology and sociology masquerading as a sports movie. It explores the troubled psyche of champions. And it exposes the ugly but pred...

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Guest Opinion: Combat Lyme Disease with Foxes

By Lindzey Beal Lyme Disease has spread at an alarming rate in Vermont and continues to grow. Last year, according to the CDC, Vermont was listed #1 in the country for confirmed cases of Lyme Disease and is designated as an “Endemic State”. In addition, a study done by Doctor Marie J. George of the Infectious Disease Department at Southwestern Verm...

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Guest Opinion: Congrats to Those Who Stood up to Censorship at Burlington High

By Greg Sukiennik Editor of the Brattleboro Reformer On Monday, four student journalists at The Register, the Burlington High School student newspaper, broke the news that the Vermont Agency of Education had filed six counts of unprofessional misconduct charges against BHS guidance director Mario Macias. The four student editors — Julia Shannon-Gri...

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