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    Existential Threats

    03/25/2015 02:58 PM EDT
    While Vermont wrestles with closing a massive budgetary shortfall, and local communities grapple with an array of issues and questions; some familiar, some not, those problems get put in their proper perspective when considering the volatile and 
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    Zoning In and Out
    03/19/2015 11:51 AM EDT - The Dorset Select Board has arrived, we think, at a good place when it comes to the controversial and tricky subject of overhauling the town's zoning regulations. Never a simple subject, and one certain to result in a less than unanimous agreement Full Story

    Gun sense? Not yet
    03/19/2015 11:51 AM EDT - Sen. John Campbell of Windsor County is lengths ahead so far in this still-young legislative session for the "Profile in Courage" award for his support of gun legislation that would have required some common sense background checks for private gun Full Story

    Schizophrenia
    03/12/2015 02:15 PM EDT - There's a fascinating schizophrenia prevailing in Vermont these days about education and how to finance it. On the one hand, we care a lot — and we should — about educating the state's (fewer and fewer) youngsters. Full Story

    Marketing 102
    03/03/2015 09:50 PM EST - Conventional wisdom has it that if you don't have a controversial item on your town warning, attendance may suffer. Such was the case last Saturday, at Manchester's municipal floor meeting, when a crowd that was roughly half that of last year's Full Story

    Town Meeting
    02/26/2015 11:14 AM EST - Town meeting remains one of the best examples of citizen-driven, grass roots democracy we have, in a world increasingly driven by de-personalized social media when it comes to social and political discourse. Full Story

    Worth A Try
    02/17/2015 10:10 AM EST - When an issue keeps resurfacing, that should be a tip-off that there's an underlying problem that isn't fixing itself. Such would seem to be the case with the question of open flags or signage design parameters being brought to the attention of town Full Story

    Your tax break or my expenditure
    02/09/2015 03:46 PM EST - Ordinarily, we're not fans of so-called "tax expenditures" — a slick way of describing tax breaks, deductions or exemptions enjoyed by certain groups of taxpayers. Tax expenditures are a backwards way of describing foregone income that would Full Story

    Science-Deniers
    02/04/2015 06:43 PM EST - Every now and then a true "no-brainer" floats across the radar screen that makes you shake your head in wonderment about how some people can be so willfully ignorant of or incapable of of acting intelligently on something that was definitively Full Story

    Interest into Action
    01/27/2015 09:18 PM EST - It's encouraging that so many organizations and groups of people are meeting, talking, discussing and thinking about how to market the Manchester and the Mountains region and therefore how to bring more economic activity into our area. Full Story

    Police: Idaho man calls 911 a dozen times about bar bill

    POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Police say a northern Idaho man called 911 a dozen times to report being overcharged at a bar and now faces a $1,000 fine and a year in jail. Full Story
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    Barbara Walters making series for ID network

    NEW YORK (AP) — Barbara Walters resisted using the word "retirement" when she left "The View" and here's one reason why: She has a new series set to begin this October on the Investigation Discovery network. Full Story