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October 2, 2015

Castleton Public Library's Halloween Costume Swap

Saturday, October 3, 1:00-4:00 p.m

Need a Halloween costume or have one to donate? We’re offering a costume swap! Bring in your clean, gently used Halloween costumes, masks, wigs, or accessories for children, teens, adults, or pets any time through October 3. Browse the swap selection and pick out costumes to take home. Save your money by swapping instead of buying! We'll also enjoy some Halloween music and treats to gear up for the holiday.

October 1, 2015

10 Killed in Shooting at Oregon's Umpqua Community College

Column: Shooting coverage is routine, and that's the story
USA TODAY NETWORKBill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic9:53 p.m. EDT October 1, 2015
That sounds cold, heartless. But can you name the shooter in any of the more-recent tragedies? Or even where they took place? We aren’t numb to it, exactly. We’re numb to tragedies in the Middle East or Africa. 
In the United States, at least, we still bother to become outraged enough to tweet a thought or two before going back to whatever else is trending.

That’s become literally true; according to the Washington Post, the tragedy today in Roseburg, Ore., brings the total of mass shootings, in which four or more people are killed or injured, to 294.

Thursday was the 274th day of the year.

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September 27, 2015

Tonight’s the night to try to see blood supermoon

Tonight, if the skies are clear where you are, you’ll be able to see a total lunar eclipse that is also a supermoon – a rare combination.

According to the National Weather Service in Wichita, clear skies are expected Sunday night with temperatures in the 70s to 60s and light winds.

The combination of a total lunar eclipse and a supermoon hasn’t been seen since 1982 and won’t happen again until 2033. The moon is called a supermoon because it will be the closest to Earth for the year and will look larger and brighter than usual.

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September 24, 2015

Planning Board Approval has residents seeing Red!

Project Red revealed 

Project Red," the mysterious and controversial enterprise planned for land on routes 9 and 20, is a secret no more. 

McLane Foodservices officials met with the town Planning Board on Monday to publicly reveal plans for a grocery distribution center near the intersection with Route 150.

Word that a company wanted to build on the land has triggered anger in the surrounding community. Opponents were at Monday's meeting to decry the Planning Board's approval of the project.

The plan has drawn fire from residents of the neighborhoods of Julianne Drive and Richwood Drive who organized against two previous plans to develop the land.

In 2012 Birchwood Neighborhood Association opposed the Dollar tree it, saying the center would be a disruptive presence and inappropriately affect the rural town's character. Law suits were threatened. Dollar Tree backed out.
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September 23, 2015

Selfies - are they really worth it?

More died this year trying to take selfies than from shark attacks

Next time you aim to channel your inner Kim Kardashian and snap a selfie, you might want to think twice.

The selfie-related injuries and deaths have prompted many places to ban selfie sticks.
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