• Profile in Courage - 12/16/2014 12:31 PM EST
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    Profile in Courage

    12/16/2014 12:31 PM EST
    John McCain's finest moment in public service as a U.S. Senator came last week when he spoke to his senate colleagues about the now well-known report which detailed interrogation practices conducted under the auspices of the C. 
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    The Dismal Science
    12/09/2014 10:26 AM EST - "Cutting $100 million is not an easy thing to do." Steve Klein, the executive director of the state's Joint Fiscal Office, wasn't kidding. Especially when you have to find $100 million to cut from a total spending package of only about $432 million. Full Story

    Hopeful Signs
    12/03/2014 07:45 PM EST - Evidence to the contrary notwithstanding – as in, last week's pre-Thanksgiving snowstorm that presumably had skiers and snowboarders giddy with excitement – climate change and global warming haven't miraculously ceased to be problems and Full Story

    Ann Ingerson: Your Watershed Group to the Rescue
    11/28/2014 12:28 PM EST - Vermont's community-based watershed groups have worked hard to improve watershed health over several decades. Now they need your help to face two pressing water issues that demand sweeping action. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Nonprofit Boards Can Be Toxic
    11/20/2014 03:37 PM EST - Boards of trustees of Vermont nonprofit institutions are in the headlines of the Burlington Free Press, Rutland Herald and VTDigger — and for the wrong reasons — such as — "Burlington College Falters, Vermont AG Sorrell Sues Emerge Full Story

    Meet You at the Library
    11/17/2014 12:57 PM EST - The opening of the Manchester Community Library last Saturday had the feeling of both a street fair and a historical moment. The large turnout of residents and visitors testified to the interest in the facility, what potential it contains, and marks Full Story

    On to the statehouse
    11/13/2014 10:24 AM EST - Locally, last week's elections provided a mix of the predictable with the less predictable. About the most predictable outcome was the re-election of State Senator Richard Sears, who's practically an institution in the statehouse. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Message Delivered
    11/14/2014 10:30 AM EST - Every election always seems to contain its share of surprises. But few voters, pundits or analysts could have anticipated the big one in store last week for Vermont and its political landscape — the near-miss scored by Republican challenger Full Story

    Our Opinion: Our New look
    11/10/2014 11:34 AM EST - We were so busy last week learning about and implementing an entirely new system through which we will be producing your weekly Manchester Journal that we didn't have the time, space or energy to make editorial note of the "new look" of the Full Story

    Our Opinion: Property Taxes Should Top the Legislative Agenda
    11/10/2014 11:32 AM EST - If voters sent one message to Montpelier this election year, it's that it's time to address — meaningfully — the relationship between education spending and property taxes. This is hardly new news, or some kind of bolt from the blue. Full Story

    Among change, gift of jewels for Salvation Army

    DORAL, Fla. (AP) — In one of its famous red kettles in South Florida, the Salvation Army has received a gift worth more than a little bit of change: an emerald and diamond necklace. Full Story