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VT Digger Normal traffic resumes on I-89 in Richmond after state solves culvert problem 11/4/2022 7:22 AM
WCAX Vermont launches new initiative to support clinicians 11/4/2022 8:42 AM
WCAX Police investigating student hit by car in Essex Jct. 11/4/2022 9:25 AM
WCAX Wood 4 Good program gets fired up for Franklin County expansion 11/4/2022 9:16 AM
NBC 5 Looking back 95 years later at the deadly Vermont flood of 1927 11/4/2022 9:43 AM
WCAX Lamoille County School District employee placed on leave 11/4/2022 10:33 AM
WCAX Barre to host veterans parade Saturday 11/4/2022 10:21 AM

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  1. Yes my mother was born in December 1927 in Montpelier Vt., she was one of 9 children born to a Catholic Irish family. They all made it but you can image the water rose 11 feet above the sidewalks in Montpelier so it was devastating for many. This was the depression and if your father lost the coupon book for shoes, you went without shoes for the year! They were part of the working poor living paycheck to paycheck. One apartment was in a block house on Barre Street. A few years later there was a fire in the apartment building and they lost everything but they had each other. You had no help from the Red Cross or United way. Thank you God that she was born and that she went to school at St. Michael’s and was a National Honor Society graduate too. Amazing the family wasn’t targeted by the people running the Eugenics Program that was law in Vermont. You know the program that targeted the poor, feeble minded, French Canadians, Irish and Abenecki Native Americans using sterilization and abortion techniques to supposedly clean up the gene pool and using gene selection to slowly eliminate these groups and “make a better Vermonter!”. It was repealed in 1931 for being unethical/amoral. Sorry I got off the subject but it is just noteworthy to mention that my mothers brothers and sisters all 9 of them went on to lead productive lives and were successful in business and had families and taught their children to do the same. They didn’t deserve to be labeled as an undesirable. I don’t think my mother would recognize these so called democrats today. She certainly wouldn’t say she was one or vote for them. Mary

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