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MONTPELIER -- The Department of Children and Families is being urged by field experts to reconsider terminating benefits that provide motel units to many immunocompromised people, domestic violence survivors and pregnant women without housing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of the town’s effort to improve recreational programming for people of all ages, we have begun to take a look at our Senior Center, its relationship to the agencies that serve seniors, its relationship to the Y and the fitness programming for adults it offers, and to the long-term sp…

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Welcome a new season and get to know the river that runs through our tri-state community with a free recreational bike tour on Sept. 25. The ride, co-presented by the Pownal Parks and Recreation Committee and Hoosic River Watershed Association (HooRWA), is limited to the first 20 pre registe…

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In 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing tsunami devastated northeast Japan, taking the lives of more than 18,000 people and triggering one of the worst industrial accidents in history: the crippling breakdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Three of the plant’s six…


Have you ever picked crisp apples fresh from an orchard, been surrounded by bright red and orange mountains, or hiked through a towering corn maze?

I‘ve heard many sermons so far in my life and spoken many to others and to myself. But the one sermon that changed my life more than any other was spoken by Tom Steffen. Tom was my pastor in high school and beyond and served Second Congregational Church here for many years.

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