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The Vermont State Police have a difficult job, and we respect the work they do. But the state police public affairs officers should not be the sole arbiters of what information you should or should not have when it comes to crimes, motor vehicle … more
A trained, qualified, properly equipped ambulance service is not a luxury. It's a necessity of modern life, particularly in rural hilltowns where emergency rooms are at least half an hour's drive away. So we are glad that the Manchester Rescue Squad … more
The Journal and our sister publication, the Bennington Banner, threw a gala for some deserving student-athletes and their coaches on Tuesday night in Bennington. To our relief and delight, a full house of family and friends crowded into Bennington … more
Essex artist and educator Judy Dow has urged Vermonters to confront the less savory aspects of our history in her quest to have Dorothy Canfield Fisher's name removed from the annual children's book award presented by the Vermont Department of … more
Across the Northshire this past week, high school students donned polyester robes and odd-looking hats and marched across a stage while family and friends took snapshots. Waiting for them across the stage was a principal or headmaster with a … more
This is shaping up as a blockbuster arts and culture summer for the Northshire. Please forgive us if we left anyone out, because it's a long list: Dorset Theatre Festival and Weston Playhouse Theater Company both have promising seasons lined up … more
Rock vocalist Chris Cornell's death two weeks ago seems a long way from us in everyday Vermont. But there's a connection worth exploring, discussing, and most importantly, action.Cornell's apparent suicide in a hotel room in Detroit may have … more
Bob Dylan was right: You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. You only need to listen to who's complaining the loudest. Over the past few years, there were numerous complaints that wind power developers and the various lobbying … more
Last week's story on the ripple effect in Manchester from the retail industry's national decline spells out the issues we're facing locally. That industry has been and remains an important economic engine for Manchester, providing jobs and tax … more
We're glad to see that Gov. Phil Scott has announced the 21 members of his Opioid Coordination Council, putting one of the first executive orders of his administration into action. But we're befuddled that a 21-member council with representation … more
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