Violence is no solution
Earlier this summer, the country was shocked with the horror of the Pulse Nightclub mass shootings in Orlando. This past week, people around the world have seen two men shot and killed by police of...
Jul 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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A plan to remember
Mullen Report still valid seven years later Economic development continues to be something talked about repeatedly around the area. Just last week, we ran an article about the Southeastern Vermont ...
Jul 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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The mother of all exiles
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned...
Jun 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Repeal? Be careful what you wish for
For the second time in two years, voters in a Deerfield Valley town will be asked to decide whether or not to repeal their zoning bylaws. Last year, Readsboro voters decided to keep their zoning in...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Change of seasons brings many changes with it
Monday is the first day of summer. While that day, June 20, marks the physical and chronological change of season, there are also some emotional and metaphysical transformations that take place wit...
Jun 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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A problem of capacity
This week’s article about the Hermitage Club and its issues with permit delays points to an ongoing problem in government that receives scant attention, except from anyone trying to obtain those pe...
Jun 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old school opinions
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
One thing that’s great about living in a small town is that people who have strong opinions often get the opportunity to express them and often have them taken seriously. Take the former high schoo...
Honor all who served
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
“We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens. For ...
Budget cuts cause concern
May 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week’s front page story about senior meals in Jacksonville being in jeopardy of cutbacks or outright elimination should be unsettling for a number of reasons. First and foremost because a deca...
Legislature goes home
May 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
For anyone who pays attention to such things, history will likely recall the 2016 edition of the Vermont legislative session as one known more for the things it didn’t do, rather than what it did d...
Debt problems are real
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
Vermont senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has scored a lot of political points in his run for the Oval Office by talking about the overwhelming financial burden students loans have ...
No shotgun weddings
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
Act 46 may drive many communities across the state into shotgun marriages with other towns, by forcing them to consider merging school districts. The idea of the law is that by merging, larger dist...