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September 18th, 2018

Monthly Archives: September 2018

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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Volunteers Needed for Vermont River Cleanups in September

We all see the tires, plastic bottles, and other assorted trashs in our rivers and along our river banks. While collecting trash out of a river may not sound like the most fun way to spend a few hours, hundreds of Vermonters find it rewarding to annually participate in river cleanups to maintain the beauty our state is known for. This September, jo...

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Pick Apples for a Cause this Hunger Action Month

September is National Hunger Action Month, and here in Vermont local apple orchards are teaming up with the Vermont Foodbank to give Vermonters a fun way to take action. In partnership with sponsors, Target and Front Porch Forum, and 18 local apple orchards, the Vermont Foodbank is mobilizing groups and individuals throughout the state to pick appl...

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Onion River Outdoors and Treasurer Beth Pearce Speak on Impact of Vermonter Owned Businesses

 Supporting locally owned businesses goes hand-in-hand with supporting the local economy; with the launch of the 9th annual Buy Local Book and mobile app Local First Vermont makes it easier for Vermonters to invest in their communities. Locally owned and operated businesses keep Vermont downtowns vital by employing local workers, generating tourism...

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Howard Zinn: A People’s History of the United States Part I (1900-1920): Bread and Roses: ****

History books tell the Great Man version of history. American history starts with great man Cristopher Columbus, continues with great men George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, and moves forward quickly to great man Abraham Lincoln. When the history of our time is written, future generations will read about Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos. “But what abo...

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Fall Is on Its Way, What Will You Discover?

By William D. Moore, President & CEO As a public service reminder, the autumnal equinox takes place on Saturday, September 22nd at 9:54 pm EDT. Please don’t shoot the messenger. How is it possible that summer has nearly come and gone already? The fall is truly a spectacular time of year. Cooler days and even cooler nights; later sunrises, earli...

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The Best Vermont Can Do?

Dear Editor, Patrick Leahy occupies the U.S. Senate seat once held by George Aiken, and a century before Aiken, by Justin Morrill.  Aiken and Morrill are two of the most and consequential and distinguished Senators to ever serve our nation. Morrill was a key source of strength and influence in the United States Senate for President Lincoln, and the...

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