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Reflections on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

By John Gronemeyer Our oldest daughter Kelly will be at the American Cemetery in Normandy on D-Day for the celebration. She’s a high school teacher at a private school and is a chaperone for the group of students. She landed at Heathrow on 01 June. 02 June was the Imperial War Museum and dining. Yesterday, the Underground, the London Eye, and finis...

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Rocketman

**1/2 I am a connoisseur of 1970s British rock. If a British band was more popular in the UK than here, I was probably listening.  T.Rex, Mott the Hoople, Bowie, Brian Eno, Queen, Elvis Costello, Sex Pistols, Joy Division, The Clash, Wire, Gang of Four… This was not a normal record collection for a Vermont kid coming of age in the 90s. In fact, if...

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Unfunded Liabilities: Vermont’s Sleeping Giant

By Don Turner Every year, when budget writers in Montpelier begin their work–and legislators begin to determine what to spend–the backdrop of these conversations is marked by a unavoidable reality: Vermont has a serious problem with its unfunded liabilities. All together, we have a total liability of just over $8 billion–that’s bi...

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Rest in Peace, Green Mountain College

On Sunday, 5/19/19, I attended a tragic-happy event: the graduation of my grandson from Vermont’s Green Mountain College that, after 185 years, was closing its doors – his being the last graduating class. It seemed incomprehensible that an established institution in a generally progressive state lacked the funding to continue educating the young –...

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Time to Rethink the Montpelier Parking Garage

Thinking about the Montpelier Parking Garage, I think this would be a good time to rethink the proposal and maybe divert the $10,000,000 to upgrade the failing infrastructure including streets, sidewalks, water and wastewater systems. Originally this project was promoted to abate a presumed parking Problem. I’ve lived in Montpelier for 56 years and...

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Schein Family Donation to Vermont Granite Museum

Allan Schein (left to right) sculptor Giuliano Cecchinelli  and Burt Schein, with “Repose”, the sculpture the Schein Family donated recently to the Vermont Granite Museum .    The Vermont Granite Museum announced a donation by Allan Schein and his Family of a granite statue sculpted by Giuliano Cecchinelli, at its annual opening event on May 1...

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June 22, 2019 – The State of the Climate: What Can We Expect?

 with Weather Forecaster Roger Hill and Vermont State Climatologist Dr. Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux A public forum on changing global climate impacts upon Vermont and the New England region will bring together experts in forecasting and climatology to Plainfield’s Opera House on June 22nd from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The forum includes three presentati...

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Mayor’s Report – May 2019

Residents and Neighbors, It’s been a wet May, but a lot has happened between rain drops. The Vermont Bicycle Shop and Forget-Me-Not Flowers and Gifts held ribbon cuttings in their new locations, while the Reynolds House opened its doors for business. If you watched the Food Network, you may have seen Stefano Coppola from Morse Block Deli competing...

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Booksmart

Four Stars When I talk to other people who grew up in the 20th Century, we are grateful. We had the good fortune to grow up during a time of prosperity and relative unity and sanity. It feels like young adults today are facing more nightmarish problems than we ever had to deal with. It feels possible that the mass movement of people to different co...

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Things to Come!

By G. E. Shuman Okay! It looks like spring and summer may finally be upon us here in the lovely state of Vermont. After waiting only six or seven months, (sorry if that sounded snide) the grass is finally green, the leaves are out, bees and lawnmowers are buzzing around, and my family is actually planning a day at the beach. Wow! I love this time o...

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