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January 16th, 2019

Monthly Archives: January 2019

Op-Ed: Not a Pain in the Neck: It’s Thyroid Awareness Month

By Melissa Beth Ruiz As we enter the coldest days of the year, everyone will be breaking out their winter gear to keep warm. From head to toe, New Hampshire residents will be bundled up with hats, boots, coats, and scarves to protect their necks from the harsh winter air. During this especially cold month, it could take more than a fashionable wrap...

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Op-Ed: In Support of Tax and Regulate

On July 1, 2018 Vermont became the ninth state to allow the legal possession and consumption of cannabis for adult use. In other words, cannabis is now legal in Vermont. Under current law, any Vermonter 21 years of age or older can cultivate up to two mature and four immature plants and possess up to an ounce of dried cannabis. This step should be...

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Coming Soon to the Savoy Theater

The Favourite: **** I have no ambition. I started my first full-time job with health insurance in 2001. For eighteen straight years, I have had the exact same career goal: keep my job. Over the years, co-workers have asked me – in confusion – why I don’t want more. Those same co-workers tend to get disappointed and frustrated and leave the company....

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Rather than Hatred, Coyotes Deserve Respect

To the Editor, On Christmas day in Pittsford VT, a beloved family dog, who had escaped her yard, was shot and killed by someone who assumed the dog was a coyote. This large, blonde, husky mix with blue-eyes, floppy ears, and a fluffy coat, looked nothing like a coyote and was not exhibiting aggressive or threatening behavior. There was no justifica...

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Thank You Central Vermont Communities

To The Editor, Thank you to all of the merchants and retailers who have supported the Capital Soccer ’05 Boys & Girls teams achieve their fundraising goals to travel to Barcelona, Spain in April 2019 to train, compete and watch soccer. Since late September, you have let us solicit support at your places of business, you have donated products fo...

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Here We Are Again, Already

By G. E. Shuman I was writing this column for the paper the other day and told you how amazed I was that the holidays were over, and that another year had already passed. We talked a few moments, you and I, about how we would now need to practice writing another number for the year, and I know I said it would take a while for me to stop writing ‘la...

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Mary Queen of Scots: **1/2

“There’s only one difference between you and me. When I look at myself all I can see. I’m just another lady without a baby.” -Jenny Lewis, “One of the Boys” (2014)   One of the convenient things about being a man is that there is no stigma about being childless. When someone at work asks me why I’m 42 and have no kids, I can say it is because I’ve...

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Isaac Leader, MD, Marries

Janet and Andy Leader of North Middlesex are happy to announce the marriage on 11/9/18, of their son, Dr. Isaac Leader, to Ai Yamakawa, the daughter of Dr. Masaru Yamakawa and Eriko Yamakawa of Fukui, Japan. Dr. Yamakawa is a recent recipient of the Emperor’s Lifetime Medical Service Award for his continuing work as a surgeon and primary care physi...

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A Note from Capstone

As the coordinator for the tax program at Capstone Community Action, I have been receiving many calls and inquiries concerning the “Government Shutdown.” The most current information I can supply to our community is a quote from the IRS Website: “Due to the current budget situation, all IRS offices are closed. We will resume normal operations as so...

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Spaulding Students Recognized with Burdett Memorial Award

The following Spaulding High School students were recognized recently with the Robert M. Burdett Memorial Award. Teachers nominated students in one of the following categories: Good Citizen, Unsung Hero, Exceptional Growth/Improvement, and/or Exceptional Perseverance/Resilience. This award is given quarterly and these are the students recognized fo...

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