Editorial

Sometimes, educators need to be reminded there are lessons that can be learned outside the classroom. 
Such was the case with an incident earlier this week, when state and local high school officials became embroiled in an open-access controversy after the Vermont Principals Association...
At a recent press conference, Gov. Phil Scott called for “personal responsibility” from Vermonters in keeping the coronavirus in check.  While the sentiment rings true for many, keeping  a lid on COVID is something that has proven elusive during the past few months. COVID numbers continue to be...
Regular readers may have noticed a a number of recent letters to the editor about homelessness. Former gubernatorial candidate Brenda Siegel, of Newfane, high school student Addie Leitzner, of Bennington, and others have been advocating since the summer for extending programs developed to help...
“Going local does not mean walling off the outside world. It means nurturing locally-owned businesses which use local resources sustainably, employ local workers at decent wages, and serve primarily local consumers. It means becoming more self-sufficient and less dependent on imports. Control...
Two-and-a-half years ago, Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill into law that renamed Columbus Day Indigenous Peoples Day in Vermont. For many in Vermont that was a big moment in this little state’s history, because it completed an effort to correct the historical record of one of the country’s more...
Well, now we know.
When Vail Resorts took over ownership of Mount Snow as part of the $264-million purchase of the 17 Peak Resorts properties in 2019, questions were raised about how much long-term interest Vail might show in the local area.
Would Mount Snow continue to be a...
For years public education, and particularly education funding, in Vermont has been a political football. Various programs, laws, and plans have tried to hit the mark of equal education for all of Vermont’s public school students and districts, with varying degrees of success. But often times the...
“Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers…” 
The Constitution of the United States
Article I, Section 2 With those words, the framers of the Constitution laid the...
History is a great teacher. Now everyone knows that the labor movement did not diminish the strength of the nation but enlarged it. By raising the living standards of millions, labor miraculously created a market for industry and lifted the whole nation to undreamed of levels of production. Those...
Saturday, August 28, is the 10th anniversary of Tropical  Storm Irene slamming into Vermont. It was considered by many to be the worst storm to hit Vermont in more than 70 years or more, maybe the worst ever. Certainly it did as much or more flood and wind damage than any storm in recorded...

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