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. 
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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

Our Opinion: Local endorsements
10/29/2014 10:12 PM EDT - States Attorney Usually this race doesn't attract much attention, but this year a contest between two Manchester residents, incumbent Erica Marthage and challenger Kevin Rambold, seems to have attracted more than the usual level of interest. Full Story

Our Opinion: Endorsements for Election Day
10/29/2014 10:11 PM EDT - For Governor This is the first in a series of tough calls. While the heart says one thing, the head says another. We'll endorse Peter Shumlin for re-election as governor. Gov. Shumlin has been forthright about holding the line on spending and tax Full Story

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NY dinner puts wealthy and homeless at same tables

NEW YORK (AP) — Some well-off New York City residents have paid $100 each for the honor of eating a candlelit holiday dinner with homeless people at a church. Full Story
Correction: Obit-Diem Brown story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Nov. 14 reporting the death of Diem Brown, The Associated Press reported erroneously that she was 32, based on statements Brown gave to the media. Full Story