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September 4th, 2016

Bikers and pedestrians protected by new rules of the road

Posted on September 4, 2016 |
By Emily Boedecker



Whatever cycling adventure you choose — a heart-pounding ascent up and over Lincoln Gap, a gentle ride in the rolling hills of Pawlet, a trip along the legendary Island Line Rail Trail, or a shopping run to your local farmers’ market — you ought to be able to take it for granted that you’ll come home safe and happy.

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Eagle football to play under the lights this Friday

Posted on September 4, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham/Vergennes union high schools’ cooperative football program will on this Friday host its first-ever night game on the Mount Abe campus.

“Friday Night Lights In Bristol” will begin at 7 p.m. on Sept. 9, when the Eagle football team will host Division II rival and perennial contender Bellows Falls.

Admission for adults will be $5 and for students $2, while senior citizens and children will be admitted free. Food and beverages will be available.

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Outside Story: Karner blues butterflies making a comeback

Posted on September 4, 2016 |
By Meghan McCarthy McPhaul



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The Karner blue, New Hampshire’s state butterfly, is a wisp of a thing, a tiny fluttering of silvery-blue wings. Unless you happen to be wandering through a pine barren or black-oak savannah, however, you’re unlikely to spot one. Even then, it would be a challenge, as the butterflies have been listed as federally endangered since 1992.

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September 2nd

Shoreham Historical Society meets this Wednesday

Posted on September 2, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



SHOREHAM — Join the Shoreham Historical Society on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Platt Memorial Library in Shoreham at 7 p.m. There will be a short business meeting followed by a presentation about Levi Morton, vice president (1889-1893) in the Republican administration of Benjamin Harrison. The speaker will be Bob Rathbun, and guests are invited to remain after the program for refreshments.

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Recipe: Roasted peaches with whipped cream, angostura bitters and poppy seeds

Posted on September 2, 2016 |
By Julia Clancy



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Guest editorial: Vermont is ducking the real debate over jobs

Posted on September 2, 2016 |
By Emerson Lynn



If, as the Georgetown University Center on Education and Workforce predicts, 69 percent of all jobs in New England by the year 2020 will require postsecondary education, and if only slightly more than half of Vermont’s graduating high school seniors enroll in college the following fall, then what is the fallout from the obvious gap between the jobs available and the lack of people qualified to fill them?

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Opinion: Rutland High is not the best place for football championship

Posted on September 2, 2016 |
By Steve and Sheila Huestis



We read with great disappointment the decision of the Interscholastic Football League committee to have the high school championship games played at Rutland High School again this year. As pointed out in the article the field is not the best for viewing. We think that is putting it mildly. The field as far as a fan perceptive is worse than awful.

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Opinion: Federal bond bank could solve infrastructure problem

Posted on September 2, 2016 |
By Thomas Synnott



There is widespread agreement that our infrastructure — roads, bridges, water systems, railroads and mass transit, flood control and power grids — is in great need of repair, rebuilding or replacement. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gives it an overall grade of D+, pretty poor for the world’s leading economy.

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