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A useful tip for the mature marrying for the first time: If you elope, you are not entitled to wedding gifts. Emily Post is quite clear on this point.

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Many of you traveled far and wide or even just around the corner to enjoy Stowe’s trails in 2019. Others supported our trails network through memberships, donations, and volunteer hours, while several landowners graciously allowed our community access to their beautiful properties.

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We had a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, but let’s think about thankfulness from the perspective of just one person — an average Vermonter. That would be someone 44 years old, born in 1975. 

Coffee and haircuts. Two things I can’t do without. I was in Santa Monica, Calif., and needed both, but was looking for a cup of coffee, and set out to find a place called Dogtown. A Google search said it had a “surfer-skater vibe,” and the shop got high ratings for coffee.

Donald Trump has lots of Vermont supporters. Extrapolating from the latest voter registration and polling data, 156,800 registered voters in Vermont approve of how the Republican president is doing his job.

Last weekend marked the 81st anniversary of Kristallnacht, or the “Night of Broken Glass.” On Nov. 9-10, 1938, Nazi leaders unleashed a series of pogroms against the Jewish population in Germany and its annexed territories.

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