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Like zombies on television, the carbon tax, once left for dead, has returned from Montpelier's political graveyard to torment the living. Rep. Selene Coburn (D-Burlington) sent us a 825-word essay on Monday about four separate statehouse proposals … more
Having had the pleasure of sitting down with Ariel Rudiakov and Joana Genova of Taconic Music and with Adam Neiman of Manchester Music Festival over the past few weeks, we could not help but wonder: Is there enough support in the region for two … more
When clouds and low fog hang over the mountains and the rain seems to never let up for more than a few hours, one wonders if spring has truly arrived, or if it's just a rumor circulated by the people who print desk calendars. It's easy, with dreary … more
The arrest of three undocumented migrant workers last week in Vermont by federal immigration officials is cause for great concern. The Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, denied … more
Bennington Superior Court on Thursday, March 9 was the center of attention for the north and south shires. But it wasn't a happy occasion. It was a sobering set of circumstances that brought the media, the police and family members to Courtroom No. … more
It's not an easy thing, in a part of the world where self-governance and self-reliance is an important source of identity and pride, to cede a measure of local control and join forces with your neighbors. That's the big step that the town meeting … more
If you needed a reminder that Act 46 is a significantly flawed piece of legislation, a few minutes at the forum held Tuesday at Burr and Burton Academy's Riley Center on the proposed Taconic & Green Regional Education District merger served as a … more
A few weeks ago, Linda Benway, the president of The Shires of Vermont Regional Marketing Organization, addressed the Manchester Select Board about her group's mission to The New York Times Travel Show, and about what the group has been doing lately. … more
The State Board of Education has decided to put off a vote on rules governing independent schools that accept public tuition funds. And that suggests to us that talks between the SBE and schools such as Burr and Burton Academy and Long Trail School … more
When Manchester voters go to the ballot on March 7, they'll be asked if they support spending $221,900 to fund the Manchester Community Library. Manchester voters should say "yes." And here's why. The Manchester Community Library provides … more
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