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    Progress on Two Fronts

    12/22/2014 10:38 AM EST
    Last week, Gov. Shumlin bowed to financial realities and pulled the plug on his hope for ushering into being a single-payer health care system for Vermonters. We want to give him credit for having the courage to let go of an initiative that clearly 
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    Profile in Courage
    12/16/2014 12:31 PM EST - John McCain's finest moment in public service as a U.S. Senator came last week when he spoke to his senate colleagues about the now well-known report which detailed interrogation practices conducted under the auspices of the C. Full Story

    LETTERS
    First Wednesdays a hit

    To the Editor: Congratulations to the Vermont Humanities Council on the First Wednesdays program last week at the First Congregational Church in Manchester. Dr. Richard Kogan's discussion of Beethoven's life and his genius, accompanied by his Full Story
    OP ED
    Hal DeBona: Happy Days ARE Here Again.

    Happy days are here again? Are you kidding? You must be crazy! According to a recent Wall Street Journal, 64 percent of the respondents said that we were on the wrong track. Yet despite this dark mood, America is Full Story
    COMMUNITY NEWS
    Elf Express Ready to Roll

    MANCHESTER >> It will be "all aboard" the weekend of Dec. 20-21 when the Elf Express shuttles back and forth between Arlington and Manchester, with Christopher Pop-In-Kins lurking about somewhere on the train. Full Story
    MOST RECENT
    Progress on Two Fronts

    12/22/2014 10:38 AM EST
    Last week, Gov. Shumlin bowed to financial realities and pulled the plug on his hope for ushering into being a single-payer health care system for Vermonters. We want to give him credit for having the courage to let go of an initiative that clearly 
    Full Story
    Profile in Courage
    12/16/2014 12:31 PM EST - John McCain's finest moment in public service as a U.S. Senator came last week when he spoke to his senate colleagues about the now well-known report which detailed interrogation practices conducted under the auspices of the C. Full Story

    The Dismal Science
    12/09/2014 10:26 AM EST - "Cutting $100 million is not an easy thing to do." Steve Klein, the executive director of the state's Joint Fiscal Office, wasn't kidding. Especially when you have to find $100 million to cut from a total spending package of only about $432 million. Full Story

    Hopeful Signs
    12/03/2014 07:45 PM EST - Evidence to the contrary notwithstanding – as in, last week's pre-Thanksgiving snowstorm that presumably had skiers and snowboarders giddy with excitement – climate change and global warming haven't miraculously ceased to be problems and Full Story

    Ann Ingerson: Your Watershed Group to the Rescue
    11/28/2014 12:28 PM EST - Vermont's community-based watershed groups have worked hard to improve watershed health over several decades. Now they need your help to face two pressing water issues that demand sweeping action. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Nonprofit Boards Can Be Toxic
    11/20/2014 03:37 PM EST - Boards of trustees of Vermont nonprofit institutions are in the headlines of the Burlington Free Press, Rutland Herald and VTDigger — and for the wrong reasons — such as — "Burlington College Falters, Vermont AG Sorrell Sues Emerge Full Story

    Meet You at the Library
    11/17/2014 12:57 PM EST - The opening of the Manchester Community Library last Saturday had the feeling of both a street fair and a historical moment. The large turnout of residents and visitors testified to the interest in the facility, what potential it contains, and marks Full Story

    Leg lamp stolen from New York store's display

    NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — Who took the leg lamp belonging to Ralphie's "Old Man" from a New York store's annual tribute to "A Christmas Story"? Full Story
    Colts owner helps out Jack Kerouac organization

    LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — The owner of the Indianapolis Colts has ponied up $10,000 for a Massachusetts organization that keeps Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac's legacy alive. Full Story