Editorial

Graduation season is wrapping up. Local high schools have sent their graduates off into the world during the past week or two.  Most colleges completed their commencement festivities in May and early June. So those caps, gowns, and certificates have been put on display or put away and graduates...
Once again the efforts to build out internet services to Vermont’s Forgotten Kingdom is in the news. 
For those who don’t recall the term or are unaware of it, “Forgotten Kingdom” was coined by state senator Dick Sears to describe the very rural communities being left behind by the...

Marc Bernard Schauber
Editor's note: This is a My Turn op-ed.  
In light of what’s been going on around our country, in the 36 calendar days from May 1  
to June 5 America has dealt with 77 incidents of violence with guns, including mass shootings in Buffalo, NY; Uvalde, TX; Charleston, SC; Tulsa, OK;...
Memorial Day weekend is in the rearview mirror and the summer season is right there on the horizon.  For many, this weekend felt like a welcome return to normal. At the very least it felt like the “new normal” that many have been talking about during the past two years of navigating the pandemic...
Once again the country has been rocked with a horrible mass shooting, this time on Tuesday at an elementary school in Texas. At least 19 children and two teachers are dead. News and police reports have identified an 18-year-old as the shooter.  Officials said the teenager legally bought two...
The country was once again sent reeling this past weekend, following the horrific shootings at a Buffalo, NY, grocery store. Ten innocent people were murdered during the rampage of an 18-year-old young man who embraced hatred and white supremacy, much of which he allegedly found online during the...
Well, that settles it.
On Tuesday, voters in Wilmington went to the polls to vote, again, on allowing retail cannabis sales in town.  Voters once again approved the sale of cannabis, by a bigger margin than the first vote in March. 
For anyone who had their doubts that the March...
“In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defence of the indefensible. Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness … the great enemy of clear language is insincerity. Where there is a gap between one’s real and one’s...
It’s Town Meeting season! Again!
This week kicked off round two of the 2022 Town Meeting season. Thanks to the ongoing pandemic, the Vermont Legislature passed a bill earlier this year that, as in 2021, that allowed municipalities and school districts across the state to postpone their...
Friday, April 22, is Earth Day. This is the 52nd iteration of the day, which was christened in 1970. It is billed as the birth of the modern environmental movement and was at the beginning seen as a way to raise awareness of the negative impacts of pollution mankind has imposed on the Earth....

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