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Burnham Memorial Library book reviews: March 15, 2018

“Peach” By Emma Glass Fiction, 2018 Reviewed by Ann Doubleday, Adult Services “Peach” is a difficult novel to write about and still more difficult to read. It tells the story of a young woman’s struggles in the aftermath of a rape. But it is unlike any other book on the subject you are likely to have read. The style is stream of consciousness, experimental, something in between poetry and prose. It is not difficult to follow but may be difficult to swallow. As in all good poetry, Glass employs the sounds and rhythm of language in a way that...

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Meet your guard: 1st Lt. John C. Helme

1st Lt. John C. Helme Military Specialty: Signal Officer Civilian Occupation: Math Teacher Unit: 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry Regiment, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain) Hometown:  Barre Current Town:  Burlington Why did you join the Vermont National Guard? I joined the Vermont National Guard for two main reasons. The first reason was that I was drawn to the idea of being part of a local part time emergency response organization that would help Vermonters during a crises. The other reason I joined the Vermont National Guard was because I was looking for some financial support while I attended college....

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Colchester town news: March 15, 2018

Manager’s Message Dawn Francis, Town Manager The town would like to thank all the residents who voted on Tuesday, March 6 to pass the town budget and other very important articles on the ballot. Have you heard that Aaron Frank, deputy town manager, has been hired by the selectboard to become town manager on May 1, 2018, after Dawn Francis’ retirement on April 30? Aaron has been working closely with me for the past five years and is well acquainted with the town’s goals, vision and on-going projects. Aaron will be conducting a candidate search for an assistant town...

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Letters to the editor: March 15, 2018

Thank you for budget support On behalf of the selectboard and the town manager, we would like to extend a sincere thank you to our residents for supporting the fiscal year 2019 (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019) budget that was passed on March 6. The selectboard worked closely with staff to prepare a budget that upholds the quality services Colchester is known for while exercising fiscal prudence for all taxpayers. We have worked especially hard over the past several years to keep spending down, have diversified our revenue sources and continually review efficiencies on our delivery of...

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3 Irish dishes for St. Patrick’s Day

Corned beef & cabbage slaw sandwiches Ingredients 2 tablespoons white vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon pub-style mustard 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 of a head green cabbage, sliced into thin strips 1/4 cup shredded carrot 1 teaspoon grated horseradish (fresh or the bottled, refrigerated prepared horseradish from the store) 1/4 cup  mayonnaise 2 tablespoons butter 4 potato sandwich rolls 12 ounces deli corned beef sliced thinly or shaved (you can also use thin slices of homemade corned beef) Instructions Prepare the cabbage slaw: In a medium bowl whisk together the vinegar, oil, mustard, salt, and...

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