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December 15th, 2018

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Follow These Tips to Protect Data When Shopping Online Cybercriminals want to turn stolen data into quick cash. They do this by draining financial accounts, charging credit cards, creating new credit accounts or even using stolen identities to file a fraudulent tax return for a refund. Here are steps taxpayers can follow to help protect their accou...

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A Sober Reckoning of George H W Bush’s Presidency

I was disappointed by the overwhelmingly positive bi-partisan coverage of George H W Bush last week. I know we are not supposed to speak ill of the dead. And, since I didn’t know the guy personally, I will agree that he was a nice guy and a loving family man. For all I know he’s in heaven right now, chatting with the angels about why the Astros cou...

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Snow

By Todd Washburne Snow, snow! How lovely to watch the flakes Softly hitting the ground. I love the snow of the trees As the sun glitters on the tree limbs, It looks and sparkles as if it was touched By a family of fairies But, beneath this facade of beauty There lurks danger. The branches get too heavy and fall. Sometimes, on you, or your car or Ev...

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The Ornament

By G. E. Shuman Only weeks ago we climbed the stairs, To the attic, behind the old door. And went to the corner, where Christmasʼ is kept, In boxes stacked high on the floor. We brought the stack down to the living room, Two flights from its cold storage spot. And opened it up, just like every year, Quite amazed at all weʼd forgot. The boxes held o...

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Drive Sober this Holiday Season and All Year Long

Dear Editor The holidays are a time for friends, family, and co-workers to come together in celebration. Wherever you are—whether at an office party, a family member’s home, or out at a bar—it is essential that you make the lifesaving choice to drive sober when the party ends. The Washington County Sheriff’s Department, along with local and state l...

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VTEP Statement on Approval of Vermont Yankee Sale

Public Utilities Commission Approves Sale of Vermont Yankee In response to the Vermont Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approval of the sale of Vermont Yankee to NorthStar, Guy Page, Communications Director for the Vermont Energy Partnership, said: “Today’s decision is a tremendous opportunity for the Town of Vernon and for Vermont. After two year...

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SAM-VT Applauds Vermont Medical Society Resolution Opposing Commercialized Marijuana in VT

At its 205th annual meeting, the 2000-plus members of the Vermont Medical Society (VMS) passed a resolution opposing the commercialization of non-medical marijuana in Vermont. Smart Approaches to Marijuana–Vermont applauds the resolution, which cites the “decades of litigation regarding tobacco control efforts” and the “safety risks and negative he...

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Project Independent Presents: Sharing Your Care

This month in our series on cognitive illnesses we’re focusing on caregiving tips for enjoying the Holidays. Being the main caregiver for a loved one, regardless of what illness he/she may have, is one of the most stressful and physically & emotionally tasking jobs anyone can have! Combine that with all the stress, work, excitement and heighten...

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Coming Soon: Green Book ****

Hollywood has been making dumb movies about race for a long time. From “To Kill A Mockingbird” to “Mississippi Burning” to “The Help,” they’re all dumb is same way. In Hollywood’s self-righteous fantasyland, white people are the saviors who swoop in and bravely save black people from Jim Crow. And in these movies, black characters are written as sa...

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AARP: Package Delivery Scams

Thieves send fake e-mails from delivery services about a package being held pending delivery. The e-mail directs you to click on a link that asks for your credit card or other personal information. Closely review the e-mail – check the sender information, look for misspellings, and hover over the link with your mouse to see if it is really taking y...

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