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    Durst: What I brought with me to the Republican Convention

    07/21/2016 09:27 PM EDT
    The national political conventions are a lot like professional wrestling. Sure, we know what's going to happen, but every four years, it's fun to see who's throwing around chairs and getting slammed into the turnbuckle. Each gathering offers up unique opportunities for mocking and scoffing and taunting purposes. 
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    The Outside Story: Catch and release
    07/21/2016 01:11 PM EDT - To be good at catching fish these days you have to be good at letting fish go. Releasing fish unharmed turns out to be a good way to share a limited resource, and depending on what you hook, it also may be required by fishing regulations. Yet releasing fish successfully can be tricky. There's nothing more demoralizing than watching a released fish turn sideways and drift downstream. Full Story

    The View From My Place: Fear the bugs
    07/21/2016 12:52 PM EDT - Life was a lot different growing up in South Dorset in the 1950's. Looking back there wasn't a whole lot to fear, but that didn't keep us from manufacturing things to fear. I recall that we were convinced that there were Communists infiltrating our area. The ultra-conservatives of those days were running around spying on "people from away" who were presumed to be Communist sympathizers if not Full Story

    Bigger Than Biceps: The power of portion control
    07/19/2016 03:41 PM EDT - One of the most important factors in losing weight or managing a healthy lifestyle is portion control and measuring out meals. Portion control is also crucial for those with medical issues, diabetes for example, or an irritant to ingredients like gluten or dairy. The first step is to purchase a digital kitchen food scale and measuring cups or spoons. Full Story

    When and where to go for fast medical care
    07/19/2016 03:41 PM EDT - Severe sunburn, unexplained rashes, cuts, bruises and broken bones are all too often part of the summer experience. And as luck usually has it, they always seem to arise or happen when the doctor's office is closed. Fortunately for residents of this area, we have two options for care when your doctor is not available: ExpressCare and the Emergency Department, both at SVMC. Full Story

    Seth Brown | The Pun Also Rises: Pokemarriage Go
    07/19/2016 07:09 AM EDT - Lately it seems like my friends' relationships have gone through more breaks than Evel Knievel eating a KitKat bar. A decade or so ago, I remember feeling a little irked that so many of my friends were getting married. More recently, I've started to notice that all my friends are getting divorced. My septuagenarian friends assure me this is still better than noticing all your friends are dying, Full Story

    McClaughry: "Two Thirds of Vermonters want a carbon tax!"
    07/19/2016 07:10 AM EDT - On July 7 Energy Independent Vermont, the coalition of enviro groups headed by the Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG), announced the findings of its statewide poll on its proposal for a Vermont carbon tax. The poll found that 63 percent of respondents supported the carbon tax, while 31 percent opposed it (six percent were undecided). Full Story

    Graves Registry: Pence and circumstance
    07/18/2016 12:39 PM EDT - Poor Chris Christie. Once the Republican Party's great white hope, he has spent the waning months of his New Jersey governorship playing Carson to Donald Trump's Lord Grantham. Now, he doesn't even have a chorus of "Auld Lang Syne" to usher him into the political nether world already inhabited by the likes of Rudy Giuliani, Newt Gingrich, and the gang at Fox News. Full Story

    From the Chamber: Catalytic leadership
    07/17/2016 09:42 PM EDT - On last week's Chamber LIVE show, a series we host on our Facebook Page live every Thursday at noon, I mentioned that growth and development in Bennington would take Catalytic Leadership. This was in reference to the development announced around the Putnam Block. In 2014, the Association for Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) launched "The Horizon Initiative. Full Story

    From the Chamber: Catalytic leadership
    07/15/2016 01:53 PM EDT - On last week's Chamber LIVE show, a series we host on our Facebook Page live every Thursday at noon, I mentioned that growth and development in Bennington would take Catalytic Leadership. This was in reference to the development announced around the Putnam Block. In 2014, the Association for Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) launched "The Horizon Initiative. Full Story