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Letter: Put your money where your conscience is

To the Editor:Perhaps you've noticed that from time to time, usually on Fridays, people have been standing on Bonnet Street outside the TDBank office in Manchester holding signs. I'd like to explain why.Those folks are participating in a world-wide …

Letter: Oil tank regulations left homeowners in dark

To the Editor:I am writing this letter to voice my displeasure with the implementation of the new above-ground storage tank regulations. I fully understand the premise of the wanting such regulations/inspections to ensure that a household or …

Letter: In bad taste?

To the Editor:At the bottom of your Opinion page A4, you have a heading titled "HAVE YOUR SAY" wherein you state:"The Journal will not publish (writings) that violate standards of good taste, make libelous accusations, (or) ad hominem arguments ..." …

Letter: Thanks for supporting summer reading

To the Editor:It is with heartfelt appreciation that I extend thanks to Mother Myrick's Confectionery and the Northshire Bookstore for their generous sponsorship of the Manchester Community Library's 2017 Summer Reading Program. With their support …

Letter: Judge Fisher by standards of her time

To the Editor:How ironic that, today, in highly progressive Vermont, Dorothy Canfield Fisher is under attack for her embrace of eugenics in the 1920s. Eugenics was, after all, an offshoot of the Progressive movement of the early 20th century. …

Letter: Thanks for backing Battenkill concert

To the Editor:We write on behalf of the Battenkill Grange No. 487 and the Batten Kill Watershed Alliance to thank everyone involved in the Battenkill Appreciation Day Concert several weeks ago. Thanks to everyone who came and enjoyed the wonderful …

Letter: The rule of law

To the Editor: Which side are you on Mr. Editor? Are you for anarchy and insurrection or do you believe in the rule of law? Aside from the abhorrent question of slavery, many southerners have strong blood ties to the Civil War Their loss signified …

Letter: Second-hand smoke in Arlington

To the Editor:About a month ago, I approached the Town of Arlington's Select Board in regards to adults smoking cigarettes on and around the Arlington Recreational children's playground. I stated that on just about every occasion that my family and …

Editorials
The future won't wait forever

Last week's planning charrette, held in conjunction with the Northern New England chapter of the American Planning Association's conference here in Manchester, was more than a useful exercise in identifying challenges and opportunities facing …

Lack of privacy is the new normal

Privacy is dead.It's been dead for a while now, actually, only it's just beginning to raise a smell.Friday, it was announced by Equifax, a credit reporting agency few had likely heard of until recently, that the personal information of just about …

Our opinion | Make children put down their phones: It could save their lives

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont is leading the fight to address suicide and mental illness throughout the state of Vermont and raise awareness of the effects of mental illness on …

Our Opinion: It's time to get fed up

The community gathering last Friday at Factory Point Town Green was an important step in Manchester and its neighboring Northshire communities coming together to shine a light on the human cost of opiate addiction, and resolve to keep more of our …

Editorial: Local cuisine still worth celebrating

We learned two things from hotel and restaurant business owners and event sponsors last week when it was announced the Manchester Food & Wine Classic had been canceled. First, here's what we didn't hear: Complaints. No one blasted away at event …

Editorial: Time to give back

Six years ago, when Irene came roaring through Vermont, people here proved they were Vermont Strong by bonding together and working shoulder to shoulder to overcome the widespread destruction caused by that storm's massive flooding. But Vermont …

Columnists
Elliott Greenblott | Fraud Watch: Was your data compromised by Equifax breach?

This has been one of the busiest months for Fraud Watch. It began with reports of counterfeit products, moved to fraudulent disaster relief, and now focuses on one ofthe most extensive data breaches in American history. Late last week, Equifax, one …

A tribute to Charlie T. O'Leary, a great man

There are a lot of people in the world; 7.5 billion to be exact. Most of these 7.5 billion people are nice people who want nothing more than to live their life in peace and tranquility. Then there are the evil others. Evil people tend to make the …

Is it time to consider a nonprofit endowment tax?

Buried deep in the U.S. Tax Code is Section 531. It is there that resides a dreaded tax for corporations - the Accumulated Earnings Tax. The 20 percent tax (penalty) is applied to excess corporate earnings that are being held by a company for no …

Stepping up products, service and customer care for a new generation

The next generation of massive consumers and customers is represented by the Millennial traveler, tourist, shopper and citizen. They range from the ages of 17 to 37 years old, give or take. They also represent 93 million people in the United States …

The time to prepare your family for disaster is now

Like most of you, we at Vermont Emergency Management have been watching events unfold in Texas following Hurricane Harvey. As we watch, most of us are no doubt reminded of our own historic disaster: Tropical Storm Irene. We've seen many stories from …

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