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May 22nd, 2019

Monthly Archives: January 2019

Suicide Prevention is a Community Effort

To the Editor, Suicide is a national public health issue that affects communities everywhere. That’s why Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has adopted a broad public health approach with an emphasis on comprehensive, community-based engagement. All of our nation’s health systems and communities must work collectively to reduce suicide rates using...

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Project Independence Presents: Sharing Your Care: The Power of Social Engagement

As a caregiver, your goal is to provide the best care possible for your loved one. Utilizing Adult Day services as part of your caregiving plan supports this goal. The following article was written by Shelly Ehrman, RN, Outreach and Caregiver Support Specialist. Project Independence (PI) is Vermont’s first adult day center, established in 1975 and...

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Mayor’s Report – January 2019

To the Editor, Residents and Neighbors, I hope the New Year is treating you well. We’ve already had a large snow storm, followed by rain and freezing temperatures. Thankfully, Barre City staff ensure that our Streets and Sidewalks are clear. We’ve had a busy month. Council held a Special Meeting along with Barre Town on January 2nd to receive an ov...

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Now Available on Netflix and Nominated for Best Picture

Roma: ***1/2 It’s pretty ridiculous when I hear someone being accused of being racist against Mexicans. There is no conceivable way to be racist against Mexicans. Mexican is a nationality, not a race. Racism against Mexicans is as absurd as racism against Americans. This conversation underscores the awkward fact that Americans know virtually nothin...

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Op-Ed: These Challenges Don’t Have to Be Insurmountable

By Ross Sneyd As with most adages, there’s truth to the one we hear a lot. Vermont can be an expensive place to live. After we pay the rent or mortgage, taxes, health care, transportation and heating, there’s often not much left over. It’s a fact of our rural economy. But that’s no reason to pack up and head off to some urban nirvana. (It can be ex...

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Capstone Corner Presents: Free Tax Preparation

With the beginning of February comes that favorite time of year again- Tax Time! Once again Capstone will be preparing taxes in our communities all around Vermont. People with annual income below $55,000 can come to a local site and be assisted with their taxes, for FREE! Our IRS-trained and certified volunteers assist clients to file all their req...

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AARP Fraud Watch

Acting Inspector General of Social Security, Gale Stallworth Stone, is warning citizens about phone call scams in which impersonators are copying SSA’s 1-800 number so that it appears as a legitimate call on a caller-ID screen. These scammers then identify themselves as SSA employees, request a person’s Social Security number and threaten to termin...

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What a Day Will Bring

By G. E. Shuman So, I was staring at my face in the bathroom mirror this morning, getting ready to shave, after my morning shower. The mirror is the same one I have looked into for the past thirty-five years or so. The face, not so much. Either that or that mirror has really deteriorated over the years. It must be a matter of muscle memory that I u...

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Vermont’s Future Workforce

By Jonathan Alvin, Hartford, VT As a young and native Vermonter who is committed to this state it has been frustrating to watch many of my peers leave Vermont for more affordable college opportunities. I know this frustration is shared and felt by many Vermonters. These include small, large, local business owners and employers who are struggling to...

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Education Is Highly Valued, But Unaffordable

By Adriana Eldred Northern Vermont University – Johnson Class of 2020 My name is Adriana, and I’m a first-generation college student from a low-income household. Because of this I was not only encouraged to go to college, I was expected to. My parents had seen the struggles associated with not having a degree first-hand. They taught me that t...

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