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    NEDS and CEDS

    02/01/2016 12:22 PM EST
    The stars are aligning behind an important initiative which voters in Northshire towns will have an opportunity to nudge forward during March Town Meeting. The Northshire Economic Development Strategy is a collaborative effort between Manchester, 
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    Jim Sparkman
    01/26/2016 11:29 AM EST - Readers of last week's Journal who were around these parts from the mid-1980s or so onwards recognized a once-very familiar name among the obituary columns. Jim Sparkman was a community activist and watchdog who made a passion of monitoring town Full Story

    01/26/2016 11:29 AM EST - Former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's contributions to the elevation of American political discourse may well amount, when the final reckoning is made, to be somewhat less than zero. Full Story

    One for the history books
    01/19/2016 05:37 PM EST - 2016 is shaping up to be one of those bellwether, turning point historical markers, at least when it comes to the U.S. presidential election. You have go back at least to 1968 to find a comparable election and global combination. Full Story

    Between a rock and a hard place
    01/12/2016 03:07 PM EST - It's difficult not to feel sympathy for the Manchester School Board as they grapple with the spending cap limits imposed by Act 46, the new education governance overhaul legislation passed by lawmakers last spring. Full Story

    Free speech trumps all
    01/04/2016 12:30 PM EST - It seems fitting to start off the new year with some "back to the basics" observations, given that year ahead — locally, statewide, nationally and internationally — would seem to offer, even at this admittedly early stage, no shortage of Full Story

    Tipping point
    12/21/2015 04:36 PM EST - Winter finally arrived, sort of, with a dusting of snow on Saturday, enough to give hope to skiers and others who enjoy outdoor recreation amid the white stuff. While there may have been an upside to the so far unusually mild December, things were Full Story

    Carbon tax post-Paris
    12/14/2015 02:26 PM EST - One of the ideas raised in recent months that has provoked a certain degree of controversy within Vermont is the notion of a tax on carbon-based sources of energy. The idea has both pluses and minuses If parlayed correctly, it has the potential to Full Story

    The Outside Story: Under the Water, December's Peak Leaf Season
    12/14/2015 02:06 PM EST - By December, foliage season is long over for us humans, but it's peak season under the water. Last month, as the last bus of tourists departed for home, fallen leaves accumulated in our streams and rivers, starting a process that's critical for the Full Story

    Graves Registry: Ben Carson's denial problem
    12/14/2015 02:04 PM EST - Wouldn't it be nice if we could believe reassurances from the most prominent African American citizen in the country right now that racism isn't all that much of a problem? Ben Carson doesn't see any particular need for concern over the recent spate Full Story