Opinion

To the Editor,
What qualities would I like to see in my state representative?  A few would be integrity; transparency; willingness to vote by issue, not by party; and acumen with how both government and the private sector work. I see these qualities in Tristan Roberts, who is running for...
To the Editor,
Beware what you read. Voters in Vermont are being inundated by false information about Article 22. Here is what you need to know:
Article 22 has been in the works for four years now by Democrats in the Vermont House and Senate. It was started by lawmakers who foresaw...
To the Editor,
Politicians often like to pretend that there is only good and evil. This helps them give false choices to the public. This is happening today in Vermont’s Congressional election.
Candidate Becca Balint wanted money last week and she thought it a good fundraising...
To the Editor,
Did you know that this midterm election, Vermont has 51 Republican candidates running? Did you know that eight of them were at the municipal center located in the village of Jacksonville on Monday, September 12, from 6 pm to almost 9:30 pm before some of them left. Five of...
There has been an unprecedented shift during the past 15 years in how news is distributed and consumed.  That shift has been brought about the by the rapid expansion of high-speed internet access and the development of online platforms that have leveraged that access to grow their reach and...
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...
To the Editor,
During the pandemic months, the GA Motel Program ensured that every Vermonter in need of shelter got a hotel or motel room at no cost, providing stability and safety to the most vulnerable Vermonters during a crisis.
However, in July, the motel program transitioned...
To the Editor,
The professional organization that represents fish and wildlife departments nationwide, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, has called for a transformation to meet the changing times. However, those who head up the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department seem stuck...
To the Editor,
“Nobody should try this…”
Hugh Keelan spoke to a small audience at the Retreat Farm, a mix of Sunday picnickers and opera lovers, in the shade of a large modular fabric shelter with a row of music stands and an electric piano.
“We have this ambition to do a...

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