State News

Scams targeting seniors are on the rise

By Curt Peterson Scams targeting seniors is big business, according to AARP Fraud Watch Network volunteer Bill April. “An identity is stolen every two seconds,” April told an audience at the Thompson Senior Center last Thursday July 21. “Each year […]

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News Briefs

Seniors recognized at Woodstock Union High School

WOODSTOCK— Dozens of students were recognized at the awards presenttion upon graduation from  Woodtock High School. Those that earned Summa cum laude for the Class of 2017 included: Jonas Kantola (Valedictorian), Spruce Bohen (Salutatorian), Patrick Bald, Erika Gebhardt, Anna Dieffenbach, […]

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News Briefs

Castleton seniors volunteer in Georgia

CASTLETON—Nineteen Castleton students traded in their final break of the academic year for some hard hats, hammers, and building supplies, as members of the Habitat for Humanity Club made the journey to Dekalb County, Ga., as part of an alternative […]

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Letter, Opinion

Mountain vs. seniors, part two

Dear Editor, The response from people I received after my letter was published in last week’s edition, was overwhelmingly positive everywhere I went—skiing Thursday and Friday, at Choices Friday night, the Deli on Route 4, everywhere—not one negative remark. But […]

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Op - Ed, Opinion

The mountain vs. the seniors

Dear Editor, Up until a few years ago, ski passes for seniors were given at age 65 and at age 72 you were considered a “super senior.” That super senior season pass was $549. So, why did the mountain raise the […]

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Seniors, Medicare and single payer

Dear Editor, An interesting kerfuffle popped up in the comment section of’s recent article, “Feliciano claims Shumlin wants to take over Medicare” (see reprinted article, this issue). First, some thought the way the headline was phrased cast doubt on […]

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Athletes at 80

Among the most fascinating men I have met are two athletes, both well into their 80s. Both, when we met, appeared remarkably healthy, strong and robust. The odd thing is that what I learned most from each was not about […]

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