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Barre Fish and Game Club Early History—Part I

By Percy Angwin In the late 1800s and early 1900s there was a state organization to which individuals could belong, the old Vermont Sportman’s League.  It was more of a political body than a conservation club and it had a hand in electing Vermont’s governors.  As a matter of record Teddy Roosevelt, then vice president, was attending one of its dinn...

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Governor Phil Scott Details Initiatives to Increase Electric Vehicles in Vermont

Governor Phil Scott today detailed efforts to increase electric vehicle use in Vermont as part of the state’s emissions reduction goals. “Electrifying the transportation sector will help clean the air and keep millions of dollars within our economy,” said Governor Scott. “While more work needs to be done, Vermont has taken strong steps toward a ren...

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Column by George Shuman

Last Wednesday, July 10th, to be exact, my wife and I were traveling back from a very short visit to Central Maine. We were driving along route 2, through New Hampshire, when we happened to drive by a newly solemn and reverenced spot in Randolph. The place was nothing special, except for the hundreds of American flags and the seven large white cros...

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The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience

Comedy: (3 Stars) Human Decency: (4 Stars) Now on Netflix Picture it: there’s a young stage actor with all the talent in the world. He hasn’t reached his potential because he isn’t great at memorizing lines and he has trouble keeping his weight down. One day, the actor starts taking amphetamines. Now, he has the mental focus to learn his lines quic...

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Now is the Time for Public to Comment about Proposed Health Insurance Rate Increases

I recently spent some time asking people on the street two questions: Is health insurance too expensive? And if so, why? I am sure many readers have strong opinions about the answers to these questions. I heard answers like “greed,” “because they can,” “because there is no incentive to cut costs” and “because we have to pay the doctors.” No one tol...

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9th Circuit Lets Title X Gag Rule Go Into Effect, Threatening Health Care for 10,000 Vermonters

The Trump administration’s Title X gag rule takes effect today in every state but Maryland, after a ruling by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Just yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a spending package that would block the gag rule from being implemented because it’s dangerous, it’s unethical, and it’s illegal –...

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Summer Food Service Program Open Sites

Barre Unified Union School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program.  Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.  Meals will be provided at a firs...

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Local HAMS Participate In Field Day

Thousands of amateur radio operators across the United States and Canada tested their emergency operating skills over the weekend by taking part in their annual Field Day. Several amateur radio groups participated this year across Vermont, including Radio Amateurs of Northern Vermont (RANV) by setting up camp on Redmond Road in Williston. Paul Gaye...

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What is the Climate Change Story We Tell Our Children?

I’ve been wrestling with a sentence that typifies the mission of our times, and have come to this: “We need to end the fundamental threat that climate change presents to our ability to provide for our children.” We can accomplish this by engaging two of the most wonderful features of common humanity: Our creativity and our neighborliness―our care f...

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Yesterday

Max’s Review Yesterday (3 Stars) “Phony Beatlemania has bitten the dust.” —The Clash, “London Calling” Imagine a world without the Beatles. It isn’t hard to do. Every older person reading this column knows who Bing Crosby is. He was the most popular recording artist in America for more than a decade and a movie star to boot. Now, young people may k...

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