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December 11, 2018

Wednesday

Dec. 12

KILLINGTON

6 p.m. Liquid Art Open Mic with Fiddlewitch

7:30 p.m. Sushi Yoshi Music Trivia Bingo with DJ Dave

PAWLET

7 p.m. The Barn Restaurant and Tavern “Pickin’ in Pawlet”

POULTNEY

5 p.m….

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December 11, 2018

The social network

By Dom Cioffi

A couple weeks ago I sat down at my computer, cup of coffee in hand, and pulled up the morning’s email. I rifled through the prerequisite offers for discount drugs, quickly deleting them as fast as I could read…

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December 11, 2018

Mountain Meditation: Giving through serving

By Marguerite Jill Dye

This time of year, we often reach out to loved ones and sometimes to people we haven’t met yet. It’s a time to give gifts and bestow blessings through kind actions because some of the best gifts cannot be…

The porcupine
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December 11, 2018

The porcupine

By Carolyn Lorié

I once lived in a cottage perched atop a sloping field in Western Massachusetts. It was the lone structure at the edge of undeveloped forest and sat far from the road. The cottage had a large front deck…

Mountain Meditation
December 7, 2018

The outdoor world is my studio

I’m inspired by artists’ journeys and the quality of their powerful work on an international blog that features 52 artists each year. It’s called “Artists Tell Their Stories.” Beginning Dec. 6, I’m honored to be the artist of the week. Along with showing colorful paintings…

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December 5, 2018

Rockin’ the Region with Brad Morgan

By Dave Hoffenberg

“Sing us a song you’re the piano man.

Sing us a song tonight

Well we’re all in the mood for a melody

And you got us feeling alright,” sang Billy Joel.

Brad Morgan is the piano…

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December 5, 2018

One for the ages

By Dom Cioffi

On March 24, 1975, in Summit County, Ohio, a heavyweight boxing match was held between Muhammad Ali and a relatively obscure fighter named Chuck Wepner.

Wepner was a journeyman boxer with a semi-respectable record. What he was…

Storm clouds ahead?
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December 5, 2018

Storm clouds ahead?

By Rep. Jim Harrison

You are out on a walk and you see the dark clouds nearby. Do you seek shelter or take a chance on the storm passing by?

Last week there was a fiscal briefing for all…

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December 4, 2018

Customer service – people and manners

By Mary Ellen Shaw

I don’t know about you but if you are old enough to be called a “senior” you probably miss dealing with “real people” when you have business to transact. Face-to-face will always be my preferred way of doing things….

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December 4, 2018

Inebriated wildlife

By Brett Amy Thelen

It’s the time of year when the landscape is laid bare, the ground is impenetrable with frost, and flying insects have faded into memory. As fall slides into winter, resident songbirds like robins and waxwings must switch…