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    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. 
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    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

    LETTERS
    Supporting the Library

    To the Editor: As a mother to a toddler and Executive Director of Northshire Day School, I have seen firsthand how the Manchester Community Library has positively impacted our younger community members in the past three months since its Grand Full Story
    OP ED
    "More Elephants in Dorset"

    Robert (Bob) Allen's opinion entitled "Why a pro-business Dorset is a good idea" (Manchester Journal, 2/6/15) was an intriguing piece of writing at first blush. It seems quite convincing until one digs deeper into the guts of his arguments. I admire Bob and his courage in publicly identifying an "elephant in the room" - the Barrows House proposed event barn. Following his lead, it must be noted that there's not simply one elephant but, in fact, an entire herd in town.  Full Story

    COMMUNITY NEWS
    GMALL, MCL holding Robin Williams film series

    MANCHESTER CENTER >> Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning and the Manchester Community Library are excited to co-sponsor a film series featuring Robin Williams. "Good Morning, Vietnam" will screen at the Manchester Community Library on Full Story
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    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

    Ability to Pay
    01/21/2015 02:05 PM EST - Last week Gov. Peter Shumlin outlined in his annual budget address to the state legislature a plan to balance state spending by cutting back in some places, and reeling in about $15.5 million in new anticipated revenues by closing a loophole in the Full Story

    A Fine Line
    01/14/2015 04:51 PM EST - In the days since the assault on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo by a group of deranged Islamic extremists last week, there's been no shortage of commentary on its meaning and implications. Full Story

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    Fog machine in art installation prompts false fire alarms

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Where there's smoke, there's fire. But fog signals art, as Pittsburgh firefighters are quickly learning. Full Story