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Preserving the past for the present and the future
“History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.” -Robert Penn Warren Eve...
Jan 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Super Bowl of Vermont politics is close
Town Meeting is Tuesday, March 1, less than six weeks away. For many the day is like the Super Bowl of Vermont politics. That is especially true for local government officials. Town Meeting day, an...
Jan 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Race is on to fix law
And they’re off … The 2016 legislative session began last week, and already there is a sense of urgency in many corners of the Statehouse. One of the things that leads to that sense of urgency is t...
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weather, or not?
Often, people talk about the weather as conversation filler, something to tuck into the empty corners of chat at a cocktail party or some other event where silence becomes socially awkward. After a...
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Predictions for the new year
Here we are on the eve of 2016. While no one knows exactly what the future will bring, it’s always fun to speculate on what might happen in the year ahead. With that in mind, and with tongue firmly...
Dec 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Second-home owners often first to help in valley
With Christmas here and the holiday season swirling all around, we’d like to recognize an important group of contributors to the community we call home. We’re talking, of course, about the very lar...
Dec 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislators will have to find fixes for flawed law
Dec 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week’s issue featured a page one article about Dover’s efforts to work with Act 46, the state’s new education reform law passed in May. The article focused on committee work being done, as Dov...
Trump's fear mongering is politics at its worst
Dec 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Voters in New England and across the United States are heading to a crossroads of sorts. In less than two months the presidential primary season will begin. When booths open in Iowa and New Hampshi...
Gifts that keep giving
Dec 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
“If you haven’t got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.” Bob Hope There’s been quite a lot of talk about shopping local during the holiday season, and rightfully so...
Share the bounty
Nov 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
They also set apart a day of thanksgiving … By this time harvest was come, and instead of famine now God gave them plenty … for which they blessed God. And the effect of their particular planting w...
Shop local, support local businesses for the holidays
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Like it or not, the holiday season is here. Thanksgiving is next week, and it has traditionally been the kickoff to the holiday period that runs into the New Year. Families will gather, food will b...
Respect vets every day
Nov 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
World War I formally came to an end at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when Germany and the Allied Nations signed an armistice ending what at the time was known as the “the...