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Break ups: Avoiding pitfalls, easing the pain for kids
Very few divorces or separations are easy and without pain, especially when kids are involved. In fact, even when a separation makes sense because it is obvious there is no going forward, there is ...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two different nutrients causing problems
The following is the opening argument from a petition submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2014 by Save the Sound, The Connecticut Fund for the Environment, and the Connecticut...
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As Jewish year comes to an end, time to take a breath
The year is fast coming to an end- at least, the Jewish year. This month is Elul, the 12th and last month of the Jewish calendar. It coincides with late August-early September and always seems to m...
Aug 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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This week in history
10 years ago: Wilmington residents got their first glimpse of the proposed Haystack Club, a private ski resort being developed at Haystack Ski Area by developer Bob Foise. Foise’s ambitious plan ca...
Aug 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Here are a few perks about aging in Vermont
My old Irish auntie used to say, “Tis not the one closest to the door who goes out first,” whenever I tried to engage her in a discussion about end of life choices. She still had a trace of a brogu...
Aug 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Moving the economy forward requires investments
Moving Vermont’s economy forward requires investments in both innovation and infrastructure. There’s no shortage of innovation in Vermont – we’re fortunate to have legacy industries and cutting edg...
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Trying to get a guys’ discussion group going
by Claudette Hollenbeck
Aug 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Guys are not big talkers (well, at least compared with women). However, if you get them going on sports, politics, machinery or even craft beers they suddenly develop quite a knack for gab. The Agi...
This week in history
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
10 years ago: Deerfield Valley Elementary School Principal Kathy Larsen attended her last board meeting before her official retirement. Board member Doug Swanson gave Larsen a plant that he said ha...
Why we should give the peaceful solution a chance
by Legislative Update: Sen. Patrick Leahy
Jul 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Two years of arduous negotiations now have produced an agreement to seal off Iran’s path to producing a nuclear weapon. I will have questions in the detailed briefings and hearings ahead, as I’m su...
Vermont leads at Climate Summit of Americas
by From the Statehouse: Gov. Peter Shumlin
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week I traveled to Toronto to attend the Climate Summit of the Americas, which brought together Pan-American governmental, advocacy, energy, and climate change leaders to share ideas on how we...
This Week in History
Jul 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
10 years ago: Wilmington Selectboard members considered a waiver of setbacks and other dimensional requirements in the town’s zoning ordinance for Haystack properties. Many of the lots under the 19...
Take time off from work and rest on the Sabbath
Jul 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
I’ve just finished reading a book with the title: “Sabbath as Resistance,” written by Walter Brueggemann.  In the book, (which, by the way, may catch the attention of us who are from the ‘60s) Brue...