• School choice and Act 46 - 08/24/2015 05:19 PM EDT
    School choice and Act 46

    08/24/2015 05:19 PM EDT
    While Act 46, Vermont's recently enacted education statute that is the best attempt to date to seriously prod school districts into looking at ways to merge and consolidate with an eye towards eventually right-sizing a system that spends more money 
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    Not good enough
    08/18/2015 03:29 PM EDT - There's always two sides to a story. Sometimes several. That being the case, it would behoove the board of directors of the Mountain Valley Medical Clinic in Londonderry to explain in a little more detail why an apparently popular physician who has Full Story

    New Look for Depot Street
    08/04/2015 12:48 PM EDT - The proposed overhaul of Depot Street has been one of those initiatives that seemed to be forever off in the distance, always just over the horizon, until it wasn't. Word that town officials have formally filed for a state transportation grant to Full Story

    We Can Work It Out
    07/20/2015 04:48 PM EDT - It's unfortunate, in our view, that the town of Manchester and the Food Cupboard, a charitable, non-profit organization which distributes food to the needy, have struggled to come up with a new lease agreement with mutually acceptable terms for both Full Story

    Trust but Verify
    07/14/2015 01:02 PM EDT - The nuclear arms control agreement reached with Iran earlier this week is to be welcomed. It gives the world, and especially the tinderbox of the Middle East, the best chance to walk back from a potential situation that could bring even more Full Story

    More than Just Trade is Involved
    06/22/2015 02:43 PM EDT - By the time many of you read this in the newspaper, the fate of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership, a sweeping trade agreement between the U.S. and some of its major trading partners, may be clearer. Full Story

    Six Is Enough
    06/15/2015 04:11 PM EDT - By now, virtually every aspect of Gov. Peter Shumlin's surprise announcement last week that he would not seek a fourth term in the governor's office has been sliced and diced every imaginable way possible by political analysts from the local general Full Story

    Pomp and Circumstance
    06/08/2015 11:36 AM EDT - This is graduation season once again at area elementary, middle and secondary schools, as students, parents and educators mark the end of one chapter and the start of another. It's an exciting time, probably most of all for the students, who can Full Story

    Southern Economic Zone
    06/01/2015 04:26 PM EDT - One of the pieces of legislation we overlooked during our recent assessment of this year's legislative session was the creation of a special economic zone for the southern Vermont region. Known as the Southern Vermont Economic Zone, and established Full Story

    Some Gave All
    05/25/2015 03:54 PM EDT - Why do people willingly put their lives in peril in times of war and conflict? Is it for love of country, or to go back to an earlier time, love — or fear — of a monarch or warlord? To defend their property, their home, village or Full Story

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    2015 VMA photos: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj open together

    Miley Cyrus led the pack for over-the-top outfits, while Taylor Swift classes up the night at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.