Some Gave All

05/25/2015 03:54 PM EDT
Why do people willingly put their lives in peril in times of war and conflict? Is it for love of country, or to go back to an earlier time, love — or fear — of a monarch or warlord? To defend their property, their home, village or 
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Legislative Report Card
05/19/2015 02:29 PM EDT - The first year of the 2015-16 legislative biennium may well be remembered for its unusual start and a bizarre, as well as sad and troubling end, if allegations against one of the state senators are upheld in court. Full Story

LETTERS
Constructive ideas

To the Editor: The constructive ideas for Dorset, that Tyler Yandow thoughtfully lists in the May 15 Journal (opinion) seem both rational and doable. His voice of reason suggests pedestrian crossings at Church street, Dorset Post office, and H. Full Story
OP ED
At Best, New Education Tax Law is Unfair

In addition to pushing up property taxes in many towns, the education reform bill passed in the closing days of the session violates a fundamental principle of fairness in Vermont's education funding system: towns with the same education spending Full Story
COMMUNITY NEWS
MCL hours to change for the summer

MANCHESTER CENTER >> Beginning on Friday, May 29, Manchester Community Library will shift to summer hours. Friday and Saturday hours will change to 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. This schedule will run through Saturday, Sept. Full Story
MOST RECENT
Some Gave All

05/25/2015 03:54 PM EDT
Why do people willingly put their lives in peril in times of war and conflict? Is it for love of country, or to go back to an earlier time, love — or fear — of a monarch or warlord? To defend their property, their home, village or 
Full Story
Legislative Report Card
05/19/2015 02:29 PM EDT - The first year of the 2015-16 legislative biennium may well be remembered for its unusual start and a bizarre, as well as sad and troubling end, if allegations against one of the state senators are upheld in court. Full Story

Doug Shaw
05/12/2015 10:13 AM EDT - Manchester lost one of its leading citizens and a link to its past last week when Doug Shaw, the former president of the insurance agency that bore his name — Shaw Insurance — passed away on May 4. Full Story

Public Safety
05/11/2015 04:34 PM EDT - The dust may not have quite settled completely yet over the report issued by a consulting group last week which studies the police, fire and rescue services in Manchester and Dorset, but when it does, there are some worthwhile ideas to consider Full Story

Run, Bernie, Run
05/04/2015 01:06 PM EDT - It's a dream come true for Vermont journalists at any rate — our very own U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has announced he's running for President. All of a sudden, the playground of presidential politics just grew exponentially. Full Story

"YES" on Zoning
04/28/2015 12:06 PM EDT - There's a lot going on this week on the international, national and state levels that would and probably will be worthy of editorial comment. The Pacific Trade Agreement, for which President Obama has sought "fast track" authority — meaning Full Story

Time for Plan B
04/21/2015 12:40 PM EDT - It's almost too easy at this point to throw rocks at Vermont Health Connect, Vermont's state-designed health insurance website, so we won't. Out of deference to the people who have no doubt labored long and hard to try and get the insurance exchange Full Story

(Gregory Bull/AP)
Sea lion impaled with spear rescued in Southern California

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A giant sea lion impaled by a homemade spear is recovering at SeaWorld after being rescued just off the Southern California coast. Full Story
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US, Chinese authors protest major book fair, censorship

NEW YORK (AP) — Chinese and American authors gathered Wednesday to protest a major U.S. book fair's focus on China that they say ignores the country's glaring problems of censorship and intimidation. Full Story
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Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield reunited?

'The Amazing Spider-Man' co-stars have been spotted together around L.A. amid reports their romance is back on.