Get back to the garden
“Well, I came upon a child of God He was walking along the road And I asked him, Tell me, where are you going This he told me Said, I’m going down to Yasgur’s Farm Gonna join in a rock and roll ban...
Apr 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bullying is disgusting
Earlier this week, the Vermont House of Representatives passed a bill to regulate the sale of guns in Vermont. In general, the bill would expand background checks to the private sales of firearms, ...
Mar 29, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Club saga raises more questions than answers
It was just a month ago that we wrote in this column about the real-life drama at the Hermitage Club, and how it was more than any television reality show could script. At that time, we were consid...
Mar 22, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep shining the light
We are running this guest editorial to celebrate Sunshine Week and to focus attention on why open and transparent government is so important, not just for a week but always. As Vermont’s Secretary ...
Mar 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Unpredictable voters, democracy at its best
Year in and year out, it never ceases to amaze even the most veteran observer when Town Meeting voters voluntarily decide to raise their taxes for no other reason than to prove a point. Such was th...
Mar 08, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's your meeting, people
“Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.” Abraham Lincoln, “Gettysburg Address” Town Meeting has often been called the purest form of democratic go...
Mar 01, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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Real drama at Hermitage Club tops made-for-TV
Feb 22, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hermitage Club is receiving extensive media coverage this month due to its exposure on “The Bachelor Winter Games” television show as an exclusive retreat. While the club is mostly background f...
Presidents Day is more than a long weekend
Feb 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
For many, the celebration of Presidents Day means simply a long weekend that honors a couple of famous dead presidents, allows car dealers to go crazy with sales, and may kick off a week of school ...
Let the games begin
Feb 08, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
Southern Vermont and the Deerfield Valley will be squarely in the media spotlight in the coming weeks. There are two main reasons for that attention, the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and the te...
Things to include in funding reform plans
Feb 01, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
As 2017 wound down, one of the things we said we’d like to see the Vermont Legislature tackle during this year’s session was education funding reform. We were hopeful that there was momentum buildi...
Citius, altius, fortius
Jan 25, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
The announcements this week of the competitors selected for the 2018 Winter Olympics team for the United States was good news for the athletes, as their years of the hard work and dedication were r...
Now is the time to run
Jan 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 161 161 recommendations | email to a friend
Year in and year out, it seems that people never tire of carping about their local government. It doesn’t matter what the issues are, chances are somebody won’t like what was done, or wasn’t done. ...