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Letter: A small, patriotic gesture

To the Editor:Being homeowners after retirement, we never flew the American flag. Until, that is, the Electoral College put a minority president, Donald Trump, in the White House. As a kid during World War II, I pledged allegiance to the classroom …

Letter: Replying to concerns on solar farm

To the Editor,I am responding to the letter to the editor in the Dec. 30 edition about the solar power project proposed for the town well site, and some misinformation that the letter contained. The misinformation is, I think, significant enough to …

Letter: Library thankful for Taconic Music concert

To the Editor: During the recent holiday season, Northshire residents and visitors enjoyed a glorious reception and an evening of holiday music with the Taconic Chamber Players at the Manchester Community Library. The free event was the Library's …

Letter: Good first impression for Neiman

To the Editor,The superb performance enjoyed by the large audience at the New Year's Eve concert by Manchester Music Festival held at the First Congregational Church gave us a strong hint of the fresh direction and high quality we can expect under …

Defang the Board of Education

To the Editor:I write to urge support for the legislation Democratic State Sens. Dick Sears and Brian Campion plan to propose which would clearly strip the state Board of Education of whatever rulemaking authority they may have. I believe this …

Letter: Thankful for 20 years in business

To the Editor:A huge thank you to everyone who helped make our 20th Anniversary Celebration Week a big success. They say it takes a village and I am so grateful for our little village and surrounding towns. It was great to see so many loyal …

Letter: Sullivan sets office hours

To the Editor: I want to thank everyone for their support and show of confidence in electing me to be your representative in Montpelier.Last week, I attended the orientation for incoming legislators in Montpelier sponsored by the Snelling Center for …

Letter: Inspired by talk on uniqueness

To the Editor:Last week, Ed McMahon gave a thought-provoking presentation for the First Wednesdays program sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council and hosted by the Manchester Community Library. His talk, entitled "The Power of Uniqueness," …

Editorials
The urgency of now

This week began with the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, and was due to end with the inauguration of Donald Trump as president on Friday. One of these events was a source of inspiration. The other is making the world cringe.So instead of …

Our Opinion: Britain embarks upon its own new path

With the United States days away of heading down an uncertain new path, Great Britain is embarking upon a potentially perilous journey of its own. British Prime Minister Theresa May Tuesday rejected what she described as "half-out, half-in" measures …

Our Opinion | Dean echoes Obama: Get politically involved

Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean had some good political advice for millennials when he spoke at Williams College last week that applies to many Americans: Get involved.Speaking at a packed Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, the governor warned that …

Our Opinion: King's proud legacy is now in jeopardy

It is impossible to look at the first Martin Luther King, Jr. Day since the November elections outside the context of the man who will be sworn in as president of the United States on Friday.Donald Trump exploited and inflamed America's racism …

Loss, and lessons learned

Hadil Marzouq and Helen Jones were two different people born 60 years apart in different parts of the world. Marzouq was a 21-year-old Bennington College student from Palestine, a junior studying conflict resolution; Jones was 81, a longtime …

Gov. Scott takes office

In his inaugural address, Gov. Phil Scott reminded us how he was elected as a Republican in a solidly blue state, striking a generally moderate tone that pledged common sense on important issues — but still leaving some nagging questions about …

Columnists
Keefe: Budget, human services pose challenges for lawmakers

Phil Scott became Vermont's 82nd Governor on Jan. 5, and in his subsequent inaugural address he hit on themes familiar from his campaign — growing Vermont's economy, making Vermont a more affordable state, maintaining sustainable budget …

Trump and America's security

President-elect Donald Trump is setting the stage for a rocky presidency filled with conflict, bickering, turmoil, miscalculations, and potential diplomatic and military confrontations. So far, with his disdain for intelligence briefings and his …

Health care reform: What to expect

Six years ago a Democratic Congress and President enacted the Afordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. Whatever one may have thought about its merits, after six years it is unmistakably clear that it cannot continue without heroic, disruptive …

Board of Ed member Mathis responds to lawmakers

On Jan. 2, Vermont State (Reps. Oliver Olsen, of Londonderry, Adam Greshin, of Warren, and Laura Sibilia, of Dover) sent Vermont State Board of Education Chair Stephan Morse a nine-page letter alleging that I may be in violation of the Vermont …

Browning outlines changes in House

As I write this the Legislative session has only just begun. But I will report on three developments thus far.Ways and Means After ten years serving on House Corrections and Institutions - which was interesting and productive — I have been …

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