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Broad Coalition Calls on Vermonters to Join the Climate Strike

In response to appeals from Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg and the youth climate movement, a broad coalition of Vermonters is planning dozens of events and political actions this month. Large public rallies in Burlington, Middlebury, and many other towns on Friday, Sept. 20 will be part of a day of climate strikes and walkouts at schools and...

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GMP and BED Warning Customers about Scam Calls Today – Scammers Threatening Immediate Disconnection, Demand Payment and Personal Info

Burlington Electric Department (BED) and Green Mountain Power (GMP) are alerting customers about a rise in scam calls this morning. The scammers claim to be from GMP, call from a number that pops up as GMP, demand immediate payment and threaten to cut off power within just 30 minutes. Your local power company would never do that. If you receive a c...

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Home Share Now and HomeShare Vermont Unite into One Homesharing Organization

For over 16 years, homesharing services have been provided to Vermonters by two small and independent non-profit organizations, working to improve the lives of thousands of Vermonters:  Home Share Now (covering Washington, Lamoille and Orange counties) and HomeShare Vermont (covering Chittenden, Addison, Grand Isle and Franklin counties)....

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Governor Phil Scott Awards Francois Scarborough Clemmons 2019 Governor’s Award For Excellence in the Arts

Governor Phil Scott today announced François Scarborough Clemmons as the recipient of the 2019 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Clemmons is a nationally renowned actor, singer, playwright and author. He is best known for his role as Officer Clemmons on the children’s television series, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Clemmons is also a Gra...

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RBG

(3 Stars) You probably think it makes a huge difference whether our next Supreme Court justice is nominated by President Trump or President Warren. Fortunately, there’s no truth to that. The history of the Supreme Court is not one of partisanship. Reagan’s nominee Anthony Kennedy cast the tie-breaking vote in some of the biggest liberal wins of our...

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Drawing Board Supports Foster Children with Art Supply Drive

The Drawing Board, Montpelier’s local Art Supply and Framing Store, recently donated $1000 worth of art supplies to Green Mountain United Way. Items included markers, paints, sketch pads, origami kits, drawing pencils, and coloring books and will be distributed through Tatum’s Totes coordinated by Green Mountain United Way in the Barre, St. Johnsbu...

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Currier Twins Retire from Army

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Lynn Currier and Master Sergeant Lisa Currier twin daughters of Elizabeth C. (Tucker) Melvin, Barre, Vermont, the late Donald K. Currier (deceased) and step father Eldon J. Melvin (deceased) have been members of the Vermont and New York Army National Guard for over 33 years each. Lynn and Lisa are 1981 graduates of Spau...

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Impossible Whopper

The Beginning of the End of Factory Farms We wonder how intelligent, civilized people could live that way, tolerating and profiting from exploitation and evil. We look back at America before the 13th Amendment with shame and confusion. Not too far in the future, that’s exactly how our descendants will look at us and the era of Factory Farms. The fe...

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My New Leaf Blower

By G. E. Shuman Early in the summer my dear wife, who seems to enjoy filling my need for a new toy occasionally, bought me a leaf blower. Mine is not an over the top, gas-powered, blow the lawn furniture away blower; it’s a nice, fairly quiet, lightweight, rechargeable machine. For years I’ve seen other guys around the neighborhood using leaf blowe...

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Guest Opinion

Another series of mass shootings – this time in Dayton, El Paso, Mobile, and Odessa – ushered in the expected “thoughts and prayers” from elected officials across the nation. 40 people were killed and 73 more were injured over the span of just a few weeks in those four shootings alone. The usual, performative hand wringing began, and quickly subsid...

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