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Monthly Archives: February 2019

They Shall Not Grow Old Now Playing at the Savoy Theater

What is the biggest threat to our national security? What is the one existential threat to all mammalian life on this planet? It’s nuclear war. Of course it’s nuclear war. It has been for 70 straight years. When the Eastern Hemisphere is a pile of ashes and radioactive clouds are slowly drifting over to snuff out the Americas, it won’t matter wheth...

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There will be Martians!

By G. E. Shuman For my entire life, at least the entire part of it that I can remember, I have been interested in and following our country’s space programs. I have always been amazed at our ever-increasing ability to explore other worlds, with landers and rovers and space-borne telescopes and cameras. I have loved following the manned missions. I...

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Monthly Letter from the Mayor

Town Meeting Day is right around the Corner. Please remember to come out and vote! If you are not able to vote on March 5, you can still contact the City Clerk’s office and request an absentee ballot and/or to vote ahead of time. On January 29, Council adopted the proposed FY20 Budget. The $12.5 budget is a 2.38% increase, which is below the rate o...

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Vote For CVHHH on Town Meeting Day

Dear Editor,  My name is Sandy Rousse, and I am the President and CEO of Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice (CVHHH) in Berlin. If you know me, and many of your readers may, you have probably heard me say how much I love my job. This is because CVHHH provides critical medical and supportive care to people in a place we know they want to be—at...

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Caught Between A Rock and A Hard Place

Dear Editor: Morrisville Water and Light (MWL) is one of 2,200 not-for-profit public power utilities in the United States. We serve approximately 4,000 residents and businesses in the Morrisville area. Our goal as a member of the community is to help move Morrisville toward its vision of a vibrant economy, a sustainable future, and an excellent qua...

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A Sea of Plastic: **1/2

Now on Netflix I don’t think like a mainstream environmentalist. I view humanity’s responsibility to the planet very much like my responsibility to the apartment complex where I live. My cats scratch the carpet, they vomit on the carpet, and they even rub their butts across it sometimes. I do not feel like I’m a bad tenant. Stuff happens. I do not...

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Marsha Motors In Williamstown Sold To Chris Dessureau

It’s official, longtime owner Bill Marsha has sold his landmark Willliamstown business to his neighbor on Main Street (Rte. 14) Chris Dessureau of Green Mountain Auto Spa and Used Cars. The sign at Marsha Motors will change to Green Mountain Auto Repair and will handle vehicle repairs (including light-medium-heavy duty trucks) and body shop work. G...

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Investment and Return: How to Boost Vermont’s Economy and Address Climate Change

GUEST OPINION By Paul Costello Carbon tax. Cap and Trade. Carbon Markets.  Depending on our point of view, these concepts might make us nervous about raising the cost of living when we are already struggling to pay our bills. Or we may feel passionately about the necessity of pricing carbon for the future of our climate and our economy. Or both. An...

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Dear Community

My name is Florence Smith; many know me as Flo. I truly want to serve our Berlin community on the local Select Board. I will persevere in all respects through my combined experience and steadfast willingness to help. I work for the State of Vermont and have for close to 16 years. Prior to the State, I worked a total of 19 years in a combination of...

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More pot? or not?

Dear Editor Are you concerned about what lies ahead with retail marijuana stores ready to roll out in Vermont? Should you be? Marijuana is safe that’s why they legalized it, right? It was legalized through twists and turns at the State House and sudden party-line votes. Though physician and law enforcement groups were opposed and the Governor’s Mar...

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