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November 13th, 2018

Monthly Archives: November 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear Readers, Dear Friends, This week’s column will be a short one. (I know, some of you are breathing a sigh of relief with that news.) Sometimes I try to make you laugh in this space; sometimes I just want to make us all think. Today I would like us to think. I would also like us to feel. Our nation has just finished another very contentious poli...

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No Greater Responsibility

Friend, There are few higher honors than being elected by your neighbors; for them to have enough faith and trust in you to represent them and their interests; and be the person they are counting on to work on the issues that are most important to them. And there’s no greater responsibility than working – every day – to understand and solve the pro...

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Bohemian Rhapsody: ****

Queen is the greatest rock band of all time. Everybody knows Freddie Mercury. But Queen had four guys, each with a knack for writing songs that are immediately catchy and magically timeless. Another One Bites the Dust (1980) is a disco song. Bassist John Deacon had just discovered American black music and you can hear it in his funk-inspired bass r...

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Capstone Corner

Saving money can feel impossible at times. To support Vermonters with their savings goals, Vermont Saves was launched. This tool can help each person in their quest to save money. Visit Vermontsaves.org to participate and “pledge” your financial goal. Each week an email is sent to you containing expert advice and tips on how to reach your goal. Ano...

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Bernie Sanders Statement on Winning Re-Election:

I Will Continue to Stand up for Working People “Let me think the people of Vermont for the strong victory they gave me last night. Representing our beautiful state in the U.S. Senate has been the honor of my life and, in my third term, I will continue to do all that I can to stand up for the rights of working people. The values of Vermont – economi...

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Thank You

To The Editor, We want to take this opportunity to thank our fellow residents, local business owners, our Mayor, City Councilors, and City government staff for their support for the recently approved Parking Garage. The new hotel cannot be built without the City parking garage, and the parking garage cannot be built and paid for without the new hot...

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Thank You Barre Town Voters

To The Editor, It is an honor to serve as your representative in the legislature. I thank you for having the confidence in me to send me back as your voice in the House of Representatives. I want to thank all the volunteers who worked to make this campaign a success. I want to thank Town Clerk Donna Kelty and her team of poll workers for running a...

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Those Who Favor Abortion Sell It in Terms of a Woman’s Right to Choose

To The Editor, Just a short response to Tim Ashe’s “Guest Opinion.” Those who favor abortion sell it in terms of a woman’s right to choose, or her right to make decisions about her own body. Who can be against that? What is missing from this sales pitch is the innocent human life that is terminated by violence usually for selfish reasons. This huma...

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Please Join Us for Our Annual Veterans Day Ceremony

To the Editor, It was at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month 100 years ago in 1918 that World War I, “the war to end all wars,” ended. It is with honor that we as a nation stand together every year on November 11th to recognize the women and men who fought for freedom and for what they believe in; you and me. President Wilson proclaimed...

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Max’s Views

Tariffs are our Future. And our Past. “The media are a corporate monopoly. They have the same point of view. The two parties are two factions of the business party.”-Noam Chomsky Republicans and Democrats, Fox Business and CNN – they are all in agreement that Free Trade is good for the country. They are all wrong. They know they are wrong. They are...

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