Editorial

Much of the country is still waiting for a final resolution to last week’s presidential election. Certainly, that is big news and has dominated the media landscape for much of the past week. But the bigger news story may not be what is happening in the political world, but in the medical world....
“We were getting ready for a big celebration. We were winning everything. And all of a sudden it was just called off. This is a fraud on the American public. This is an embarrassment to our country.”
President Donald Trump As we were going to press this week, the nation was still very...
A few weeks ago, Gov. Phil Scott warned of a COVID-19 “back burn” that could send Vermont’s coronavirus numbers trending in the wrong direction.
Scott’s warning appears to be prescient, as Vermont is seeing an uptick in virus cases. During the past week more than 140 cases have been...
In this week’s print edition, we have a full-page ad from a local church that urges joint daily nonpartisan prayer during the ongoing presidential election. In part the ad says “Grasping for much needed grace” and “Our nation and society are deeply divided” as it calls for unity and healing....
Lost in much of the hullabaloo surrounding the fall election cycle in Vermont has been the serious need to reform how the state pays for its primary and secondary education. When it comes to how education dollars are doled out to school districts there are serious inequities across the state....
Protesters’ burning of newspapers shows free speech attacks, censorship, and media distrust possible from all sides of the political spectrum The Vermont Press Association Executive Board has voted to condemn the confiscation and burning of piles of Seven Days newspapers by...
“Act 46 is working better than I had imagined. Over half of all students in this state now live in communities that are moving forward with or having serious conversations about how to work together to improve educational quality and provide relief to taxpayers. That is happening because of Act...
A little more than a week ago Vermont opened its primary and secondary school doors.
Well, some schools opened more than others, as it turns out. Given the current coronavirus pandemic and the assorted efforts to keep it under control, that shouldn’t have been too surprising. What we’ve...
“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.”...
“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity.”
  -  Martin Luther King Jr. Monday is Labor Day. This year more than most is the time to stop and thank workers everywhere for their efforts during the past months. As the year began, who knew what kind of curve balls were going to be thrown...

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