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Burnham Memorial Library Book Reviews: July 19, 2018

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine By Gail Honeymoon Adult Fiction, 2017 Reviewed by Katarzyna Janiga, Adult Services Eleanor Oliphant works as an accountant in a graphic design office. While she is far from happy, like the title suggests, she is fine. All her physical needs are met; she doesn’t have any emotional ones. She goes to work, eats the same meal every day, and treats herself to a frozen pizza and a bottle of vodka on the weekend. There are also weekly calls to Mummy who constantly slings the most hurtful insults at her daughter, but still, Eleanor is...

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Weekly Town News: July 19, 2018

Manager’s Message Town manager Aaron Frank Lt. Doug Allen has been promoted to the position of chief of police for the Town of Colchester. Doug has 34 years of law enforcement experience. As lieutenant, he recently helped implement changes including community social workers, a new employee evaluation process, reduction of vehicle sizes and coordinated capital planning. He has studied and exercised leadership in emergency situations and as acting chief. Doug has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Lyndon State College and will be the fourth chief in the department’s 50-year history. For more about the town manager’s office, visit...

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Perspective: Property tax is what’s wrong with school funding

By JACK HOFFMAN It was a messy finish to a messy legislative session, but Vermonters can take some comfort that no permanent damage was done to the state education funding system. It’s disappointing that the governor insisted on another year of pretend budgeting—using one-time revenue again to artificially lower property tax rates. But, hey, worse ideas were floated this year, and it does buy the legislature and the administration some time. The ploy will be worth it if they use the next six months to give Vermonters what they want: a school funding system that’s much easier to understand...

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Letters to the editor: Week of July 19

Who to support in the primary There’s just one word to describe most Vermont Primary election days, and that would be boring. But, this year in the Aug. 14 election, there are a few contests that could make it interesting. For instance, in the 9-2 district, generally considered Malletts Bay area of town, there are three people running for the House of Representatives seat on the Republican side. My choices will be Rep. Patrick Brennan and Pamela Loranger (a write-in candidate). Both are hardworking and caring members of our community.  Pamela, in fact, was a recent (April) recipient of...

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One of the best darn cuddlers

Sex: Spayed female Breed: Domestic short hair – black/white Age: ~ 11 years old Reason Here: My owner could no longer care for me Arrival Date: 03/05/2018 Rosie is 11 years young and not only is she full of life, but she’s one of the best darn cuddlers in all of New England! Her favorite activities are sleeping, eating, and cuddling you. Hard. She would like to come to your house and casually doze off on your chest while watching TV. What’s not to love about this cat?! To us, she is the perfect snuggle buddy! Rosie has hyperthyroidism. What’s that, you ask? It...

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