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January 16th, 2019

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Montpelier Girls Tennis Win Back to Back Titles

Editor: Congratulations to the Montpelier High School tennis team and their coaches Wendy Watson and Laura Furber for winning the Division II State Title. This was the first time the girls had ever won back to back titles. They achieved this by defeating Burr and Burton Academy who they defeated last year 7 to 0, and this year the result was the sa...

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Berlin’s Flood Plain Correction Vote

On Tuesday, July 23, Berlin voters will have the opportunity to vote to amend the zoning bylaws to correct a problem of significant importance to the economic health of the town. It was only a little more than a year ago that Berlin enacted changes to the flood control portion of the zoning bylaws. The Planning Commission held hearings, but there w...

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CVABE Appreciates Berlin’s Support

This July 23rd, I ask fellow residents to join me in voting to renew Berlin’s long-standing support for CVABE’s free education instruction for our neighbors. For many years, Berlin town residents have consistently committed $1,200 in town meeting appropriations to support the free Adult Basic Education and Literacy services provided to Berlin commu...

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Edgerly Walsh is a Proven Team Player

I am writing to express my strong support for Jessica Edgerly Walsh in her bid to serve as a District 3 member of the Montpelier City Council. Edgerly Walsh is a proven team player with municipal and business leadership and management experience. Her commitment to Montpelier’s economic and environmental mission and her desire to revitalize and reco...

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Vote Walsh for Montpelier City Council

I am writing in support of Jessica Edgerly Walsh’s candidacy for Montpelier City Council. Although there is a slate of capable candidates for the open District 3 Council seat, I urge my fellow voters to cast their ballots for Jessica. Jessica’s professional experience includes working with business entrepreneurs and advocating for community concern...

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What Do You Think, Barre?

The Barre City Republicans are seeking input from all residents regarding the bills that are before the Vermont State Legislature. We are asking residents to go on-line at www.leg.state.vt.us/database/rintro/rintro.cfm?Session=2014 and look over the bills as proposed from both the senate and house. Then write a letter to the editor or attend one of...

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Clarification on BCEMS School Budget

I would like to take a minute and explain the BCEMS school budget increase to the taxpayers and voters of the City of Barre. The Times Argus reported in a recent article (2/19/13) that the BCEMS budget is increasing by over 12%. This is true. However, what the paper did not explain is that you will not see a 12% increase in your taxes! A very large...

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Vote to Support RSVP

Please join me and vote yes on Town Meeting Day to continue our town’s long standing support of RSVP, along with the support of other like minded towns in our area. RSVP and Volunteer Center for Central Vermont and Northeast Kingdom is part of a nationwide program for people who want to help meet community needs through meaningful use of their skil...

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Vote “Yes” On Northfield Merger

On Town Meeting Day the voters of Northfield will consider unification of our municipal governments. More than 200 voters petitioned the Selectboard and Trustees to bring forth a plan of merger. Public votes of the Town and the Village also supported creation of a merger plan. Our elected officials responded, appointing a merger committee to study...

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