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Safeguard your eyes against computer vision syndrome

Technology has simplified life in so many ways. Thanks to their tablets and smartphones, many people now have a wealth of information at their disposal 24 hours a day, seven days week. Computers, tablets and smartphones can now be seen just about everywhere, so it’s no wonder that studies have shown that as much as 90 percent of computer users have reported symptoms of computer vision syndrome, or CVS. Sometimes referred to as “digital eye strain,” CVS is, according to the American Optometric Association, an umbrella term used to describe a group of eye and vision-related problems that result...

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Donald T. Mangan

Donald T. Mangan, 92, of Depot St., Burke died Saturday, April 7, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family and aided by Hospice of the North Country. Born on March 28, 1926 in Rutland, Vt., he was the son of Bernard and Jenny (Gallagher) Mangan. He was married to Joyce May on Nov. 10, 1951 in St. Mary’s Church, St. Albans, Vt. by Msgr. Welch. Mr. Mangan graduated from Mount St. Joseph High School in Rutland, VT. He enlisted in 1944 in the U.S. Air Force, serving during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1946....

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Beverly Richardson Lowe

COLCHESTER— Born in Concord Massachusetts on June 29, 1930, she was the daughter of the late George Allen Richardson and Eva Charles Richardson. Beverly grew up in the town of Boxborough, Mass. on a dairy farm and attended four one-room schoolhouses in the town. She later attended Acton High School in Acton, Mass. She graduated from Framingham Teachers College in 1952 and worked as a home demonstration agent for several years in Hartford County, Connecticut. In Aug. 1954 she married James J. Lowe of Melrose, Mass. and taught in Newton and Melrose Mass. They lived in Chelmsford, Mass. and...

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Police: Man bites officer

ST. ALBANS – Responding to reports of a domestic dispute, officers from the Saint Albans Police Department (SAPD) arrested a Fairfield man Friday night following a brief struggle that revealed the man was, police say, armed and in violation of his conditions of release. According to an SAPD, police were dispatched to North Elm Street, near Lower Newton Road, after a possible domestic dispute was reported sometime around 6 p.m. Upon arrival, an officer found a pair pedestrians – one male and one female – who were walking in the area. The male reportedly started gesturing at the officer,...

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What the H?

ENOSBURG(H) — The movers and shakers behind a local effort to revitalize Enosburgh announced a community collaboration to solve Enosburgh’s “H” problem during Democratic Rep. Peter Welch’s visit on Wednesday. Village and town leaders announced that the Town of Enosburgh, which spells Enosburgh with an “h” at the end, will trade that “h” to the Village of Enosburg Falls, which spells Enosburgh without the “h.” The new spellings are as follows: the Town of Enosburg and the Village of Enosburgh Falls. “The community spoke,” said Village Manager Jon Elwell. “Frankly, it was never a top issue for us, but...

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