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Review – Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived

Now on Netflix: Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived Three Stars By Max Abrams Barry bonds and David Ortiz were both first class lefty power hitters. Bonds has a better regular season resume; Ortiz is remembered for his playoff heroics.  Both men are assumed to have used Performance Enhancing Drugs during their careers. So why is David...

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Lost Nation Theater Begins Its 31st Season with Turn of the Screw

Lost Nation Theater is thrilled to start its 31st Season as Montpelier’s Resident professional theater with TURN OF THE SCREW–a stage adaptation of the classic tale by Henry James. A psychological thriller, it is part ghost story, part literary classic and totally entertaining! Turn of the Screw by Jeffrey Hatcher runs Thursdays through Sundays, Ap...

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New Report Shows Automatic Voter Registration Has Changed Vermont

A newly released report by The Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law has found that automatic voter registration (AVR) has markedly increased the number of voters being registered, ranging in increases from 9 to 94 percent, in several states across the country that have  implemented it. “Automatic voter registration is...

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Black bears have awakened from their winter slumber and are once again roaming the landscape looking for food. Vermont Fish & Wildlife is asking the public to help keep Vermont’s bears wild by removing any potential food sources that would cause them to associate people with food.  This spring may see a particularly high number of bear-human co...

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Salmonella Strikes Vermont Each Year

If you are planning to add a few feathered friends to your household this spring, Vermont’s health and agriculture officials want you to be sure to know how to avoid getting sick from salmonella – a risk when handling chicks, ducklings, goslings or baby turkeys. Even though baby and adult poultry may appear clean and healthy, they can carry germs....

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Stay Safe During Floods

Stay Safe During Floods The New Hampshire/Vermont Region of the American Red Cross is preparing for an increased chance of flooding that could impact the region over the next several days. Minor river flooding is likely and moderate river flooding is possible, according to the NH State Department of Safety. The Red Cross is mobilizing to prepare fo...

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Generation X – The Most Underappreciated Generation

Review: Four Stars By Max Abrams Apparently it has been decided by our culture that the folks who won World War II are the Greatest Generation. Well, at the risk of sounding presumptuous and ungrateful, I think my generation – Generation X (aged 39 to 54) – is second to none. If this were a contest of who suffered and sacrificed more, the WWII gene...

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Berlin Destined for Major Senior Housing Project

The Berlin Development Review Board approved zoning applications for 98 units of senior housing—the first project of its kind in Berlin, designed to include both independent and assisted living, as well as memory care, all under one roof. Through a unique relationship, Dousevicz, a developer of over 500 of senior housing throughout Vermont, and Hei...

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Brownsville Hunts for 1,500 Easter Eggs, and a Free Concert

On Saturday, April 20 at 11:00 a.m., the Brownsville Community Church Team is organizing an Easter egg hunt open to all children in the community.  Kids will be hunting for 1,500 eggs outside in Tribute Park adjacent to the church. There will be face painting and other surprises for all children who join the fun!  Registration for the Easter Egg Hu...

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Local Student Choirs Travel to Burlington to Perform

Two hundred and twenty-five Vermont students from eight choruses, including Barre City Middle School and Stowe Elementary sang in the fifth annual student choral concert last week at South Burlington High School with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders’ Senate office. The concert was part of a day-long event focusing on art and music education. The eight s...

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