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An act of kindness

In these days of divisiveness I would like to share a story of kindness of a total stranger.While dining at The Perfect Wife in Manchester for my husband's 92nd birthday on Nov. 23, we got the bill at the end of a great dinner and were told by our …

Affordable childcare a pressing need

My husband and I are full-time working parents because we need two incomes to support our family. We have a five-year-old son and twenty- month old twin girls and like so many Vermont parents, we've had to make tough choices because high-quality, …

Rep. Browning outlines agenda

I write to thank the voters for re-electing me to serve in the Vermont House representing the Arlington, Manchester, Sandgate, and Sunderland district. Thank you to all who voted. To those who voted for me, I will do everything that I can to justify …

Letter to the editor: If only wind turbines were the magic cure for climate change

If only wind turbines were the magic cure for climate change Listening to the drone of a plane flying overhead as I begin renovations on my cabin on Fairfield Pond, I'm struck by just how quiet …

Letter to the editor: Deb Bucknam for AG

Deb Bucknam for AG Both candidates for Vermont Attorney General were impressive when they debated last week, but my vote will be going to Deb Bucknam, the Northeast Kingdom attorney. She has a …

Letter to the editor: Former governor supports Keefe

Former governor supports Keefe I hope you'll support Brian Keefe for the Vermont House representing Arlington, Manchester, Sandgate and (much of) Sunderland. Brian is a proven and effective …

Letter to the editor: The Legislature does not deficit spend

The Legislature does not deficit spend Some on the campaign trail suggest that the Vermont legislature has engaged in deficit spending over the last fourteen years. That is simply not true. Here's …

Letter to the editor: Reelect Steve Berry

Reelect Steve Berry Steve Berry should be reelected as Representative to the Vermont Legislature . I am a Vermont artist and author who would like to tell you why I believe he is the best …

Editorials
Bernie Sanders and a 'brave little state'

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders' appearance at Burr and Burton Academy via the Northshire Bookstore was a fantastic opportunity for the community, and specifically the students at BBA, to think critically about the issues facing this country for the …

Can Sanders deliver a way forward?

When U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks in Manchester next week in a visit sponsored by the Northshire Bookstore, he'll have the attention of Vermont, and perhaps the nation. Sanders now finds himself in a position of new influence and importance. …

Act 46 options deserve time, talk

No one said ever complying with Act 46 would be easy. Sometimes, the state law seemingly designed to encourage school district mergers as a means of reducing cost and improving educational opportunity seems like a solution in search of a …

Columnists
From the Chamber: Home for the holidays

The Bennington Area Chamber is excited to invite the whole community to "Bennington's Home for the Holiday Celebration." On Dec. 7, the Bennington Area Chamber, in partnership with the Vermont Veterans' Home, will host the annual lighting of …

Are Vermont's senators succeeding?

Patrick Leahy has been successful in winning his eighth term as Vermont's U.S Senator. When he completes this latest term, in 2022, he will have served 48 years in the U.S. Senate. Together with his colleague, Vermont's junior senator, Bernie …

Trump market: So far, so good

This past week the Trump rally continued on Wall Street. Two out of the three indexes are flirting with record highs. It feels like the markets want to go even higher, so don't pay attention to those who do not understand the dynamics that are …

New future for the Journal

"Oh, you're the new editor. Welcome to Manchester!" I've heard that phrase countless times in my first month at of the Manchester Journal, and I do appreciate the warm welcome. Your helpfulness, understanding and patience have eased my …

The Pun Also Rises: Send in the clowns

2016 has been a weird year for many reasons, but foremost among them is the sudden resurgence of clowns. Yes, clowns. Clowns have been a big story for a number of months now, and it seems like it …

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