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Winter Health and Fitness Indoors and Out

by Carla Occaso CENTRAL VERMONT — Speed Tracs, Aqua Zumba, core training and more kinds of indoor fitness are speeding up the heart rates of central Vermonters. People who prefer the outdoors can find plenty to do as well. Kellyne Witte, assistant manager at Snap Fitness in Berlin, reports on the latest in fitness at […]

Shumlin’s Budget Proposal for Health Care

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — If we don’t change our health care system, we will destroy our economy, said Gov. Peter Shumlin during his budget address to the joint assembly of the Vermont House and Senate on Jan. 15. How to solve the unfair, unsustainable and unaffordable cost of health care was one of the […]

City Block Demolished, Two Lots Undergoing Clean Up

City Block Demolished, Two Lots Undergoing Clean Up

by Ed Sutherland BARRE — Since the early 1900s, two lots on Summer Street in downtown Barre have been exposed to a range of uses — including apartment housing and light industrial such as woodworking. Because of the range of uses the two Summer Street lots have been exposed to chemical pollution. But now as […]

Remembering the Oldest Continuously  Running Store in Vermont

Remembering the Oldest Continuously Running Store in Vermont

by Nat Frothingham ADAMANT — I was manager of the Adamant Cooperative store for not quite two years — from sometime in March 1990 until the end of February 1992. In the very earliest days of my time as manager, someone drew my attention to a story written as a special feature by Sally Johnson […]

New Possibilities for Old Scars

by Irvin Eisenberg MONTPELIER — What do scars have to do with balance, alignment and posture? It comes down to connective tissue. Pervasive and versatile, connective tissue is one of the four general classes of animal tissue. This abundant tissue functions to support, connect, and separate all of our organs,. It also plays a crucial […]

Read the January 22, 2015 Issue Online

Read the January 22, 2015 Issue Online

Read the January 22, 2015 Issue Online

Shumlin Reveals Plan to Balance Budget

Shumlin Reveals Plan to Balance Budget

Budget Address: Cuts: Government jobs, libraries and the Community High School of Vermont Additions: DCF, addiction treatment, medicaid Taxes: 0.7 percent payroll tax hike for health care, close income tax loophole Other: Prohibit teacher strikes, close schools that continue to make “bad choices” by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin addressed the joint assembly […]

Montpelier Selected as a Semifinalist for a $5 Million Energy Prize

MONTPELIER – Montpelier advanced to the semifinal round of the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a national competition that is challenging communities across the U.S. to rethink their energy use. At a press event in Washington, D.C. Jan. 14, Montpelier was announced as one of the 50 communities who are leading the way on energy efficiency. […]

Community-wide Help Needed for Rainbow Ice Sculptures

Community-wide Help Needed for Rainbow Ice Sculptures

MONTPELIER – Calling all ice block makers! Come celebrate the 75th anniversary of Union Elementary School. Organizers need the entire Union Elementary School community to help create the building blocks, literally, for a day of colorful construction on Feb. 15. It’s easy! Please save your half-gallon milk and juice cartons, (no jugs please), rinse them […]

Superintendent Ricca Explains School Budget Impact

Superintendent Ricca Explains School Budget Impact

MONTPELIER – “As an education professional, I know part of our job is not only to contain costs, but also retain, if not expand, opportunities for students,” said Dr. Brian Ricca, superintendent of the Montpelier Public School system, during an oral presentation to the Montpelier Chapter of the Rotary Club at the Capitol Plaza Jan. […]