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July 20, 2017

Finding joie de vivre

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Watching presidents Macron and Trump at the Bastille Day celebration on the Champs Elysées in Paris took me back decades to standing on the wide boulevard’s sidewalk on the Fourteenth of July during studies and travels in Europe.

A little over two…

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July 20, 2017

Twenty years of taking orders

By Brett Yates

The Nickelodeon-produced major motion picture “Good Burger” debuted in theaters on July 25, 1997. Two decades later, it feels more popular than it was at the time of its release, when it met modest box-office success and critical revilement. With the children…

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July 20, 2017

Remembering Rutland’s first pool

By Mary Ellen Shaw

In the heat of summer, I can’t help but think of the many days back in the 50s and 60s that I spent at the Rutland City pool.

It was located on the west side on North Main Street where there…

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July 20, 2017

Killington Softball League: Resort clinches number one playoff seed

By DJ Dave Hoffenberg

Killington Resort remained perfect and clinched the number one playoff seed with two hard-fought victories. First up was Clearly Moguls. Runs were at a premium in this game with both pitchers — K.R’s Matt Kinsman and C.M’s “Ronzoni Hacker” — solid. C.M. led…

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July 20, 2017

There’s nothing to fear

By Dom Cioffi

I have a friend whose son has always been a serious risk taker. In fact, his kid has been a constant source of anxiety for him from as far back as I can remember.

He’s told me numerous stories of how his…

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July 13, 2017

Summer House Guests

By Meghan McCarthy McPhaul

Perhaps the phoebe selected her nesting spot during the few days my family was away from home at the end of April. Otherwise, I can’t quite figure her decision to build a nest atop the back porch light, right next to…

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July 13, 2017

Monthly market insights for June 2017

By Kevin Theissen

U.S. Markets

The markets closed mixed for the month as investors grappled with oil prices, a volatile technology sector and news from central bankers.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.62 percent while the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index added 0.48 percent….

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July 13, 2017

Sounding the alarm on climate

By Marguerite Jill Dye

I met Marc Findeisen at the boat landing on Kent Pond where he was about to kayak across the water to check on the loon family. He updated us on the Canada geese and ducks and their chicks, and revealed the…

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July 13, 2017

Local teams claim mixed results in softball action

By DJ Dave Hoffenberg 

One versus two squared off and as a result, someone dropped to three. Killington Resort battled McGrath’s Sushi in what is the leading candidate for Game of the Year and Comeback of the Year. If you did not stick around for…

Altitude Sickness
July 13, 2017

Altitude Sickness

By Brady Crain

Recovery continues apace. The second round of steroids did the trick, and now when I walk I am nearly completely pain free, and when I swim or ride my trainer, I am pain free.

I am still icing many of the hours…