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

LETTERS
Support recreational pathways at town meeting

To the Editor: Manchester voters: Article 10 at Town Meeting will help determine the future of multi-use recreational pathways in our town. Our Town Plan states that such paths "should be a high priority" in designing Manchester's future. Full Story
OP ED
What just happened with Act 46?

Last Spring, Vermont lawmakers wrote Act 46, a new law designed to control education spending — which has been driving up property taxes across the state for years, despite a decline in the number of students. Full Story
COMMUNITY NEWS
Meetings

Monday, Feb. 8 Bennington Select Board: Bennington Fire Facility, 6 p.m. Agenda: 1. Pledge of allegiance. 2. Consent agenda; minutes, warrants, Matt Harrington Chamber executive director introduction. 3. Full Story
MOST RECENT
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, 
Full Story
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

'Squirmishes'
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