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Lieutenant governor offers his concerns on the proposed teachers’ health care contract
In Vermont, we have a tradition of spending time reviewing complicated changes to our laws. The Legislature you elect works collaboratively to ensure all ideas receive a thorough vetting and reduce...
Jun 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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A war story with heart
“Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor” by Clinton Romesha Dutton, 2016 Combat Outpost Keating, in Nuristan, Afghanistan, was built in 2006 as one of a string of bases the American military h...
Jun 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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This week in history
10 years ago: Readsboro School Principal David Switz and third-grade teacher Ellie Roden announced their retirement. Switz had been at the school 35 years, since 1972, and Roden had been teaching a...
Jun 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Artist’s surreal awakening
Still Life With Tornado by A. S. King Dutton Books, 2016 Sixteen-year-old Sarah knows there are no original ideas, only imitations and fragments of thoughts of art already existing. Miss Smith, her...
Jun 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trump’s budget a disaster for Vermonters
President Trump’s budget is morally obscene and bad economic policy.  It would cause devastating economic pain to tens of thousands of Vermonters, making it harder for our children to get a decent ...
Jun 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Secretary of State gets frank on real voter fraud: Suppression, intimidation, and denying the right to vote  
I’ve never been known to sugarcoat things, so I’m going to be frank. Recent events are causing increasing concerns that our democracy is in peril. Let me explain. Voting is the foundation of our de...
May 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don’t become a big baby in your old age
by Aging in Place: Claudette Hollenbeck
May 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
I want to write in this article about how much we stay the same from birth through old age and I am starting with a story. When I was working as a social worker I had my first job running a school ...
Check out the weekend festivities around the valley
by Lauren Harkawik
May 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
DEERFIELD VALLEY- Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve noticed signs of summer popping up around the valley, from ice cream cones at Wahoo’s, Jezebel’s, and the Creemee Stand to Little League games...
Murder in small town America
by One-Minute Book Reviews: Laura Stevenson
May 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis Katherine Tegen Books, 2016 According to the Kipling poem from which this book’s title is taken, “The female of the species is more deadly than the male,...
Getting more young Vermonters to attend college
by Sen. Bernie Sanders
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
The good news is that Vermont has one of the highest high school graduation rates in the country; fully 88% of our kids leave high school with a diploma. All of us – parents, educators, community m...
Legislature fights about fairness in education
by Legislative Update: Laura Sibilia
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
The Legislature continues in session overtime as a major fight about fairness in our education system continues to unfold. Despite the dramatic headlines about the “assault” on employees and “strip...
Legislature keeping things complicated and simple
by Legislative Update: Sen. Jeanette White
May 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
There has been a lot of interest lately in the $26 million savings in the education fund that Gov. Phil Scott has proposed. I realize it always seems like some kind of cop out to say it is complica...
  • Take on an adventurous voyage with a love story and glimpses of paradise
    by One-Minute Book Reviews: Laura Stevenson
    05.08.17 - 10:45 am
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    by Aging in Place: Claudette Hollenbeck
    05.02.17 - 09:45 am
  • Book envisions a world (almost) without death
    by One-Minute Book Reviews: Laura Stevenson
    04.26.17 - 11:45 am