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Letters to the Editor, Jan. 12

Correcting a mistakeTo the Editor,In last week's Manchester Journal you published my commentary entitled 'Tooting the Horn' about being proud of our town. Towards the end I said that the Visitors' …

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 5

"Vanishing Vermonters" highlights important issueTo the Editor, The issues highlighted in "Vanishing Vermonters" are exactly why I live in Arkansas instead of Vermont. I couldn't make ends meet after …

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 29

Aggressive oversight' of energy emissions is counterproductiveTo the Editor, As I was reading a recent op-ed by a legislator, I was struck by his praise of the state's "aggressive oversight of …

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 22

"Thank you" from Boyscout Troop 332To the Editor, The Manchester Boy Scout Troop 332 would like to express its sincere appreciation and thanks to all the families, friends, visitors and neighbors of …

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 15

Blindly Devoted to BBA HeadmasterTo the Editor, This is in response to BBA board chairman Seth Bongartz' rebuttal to my recent editorial addressing the decline of Burr and Burton Academy due to its …

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 8

Cut the 'collusion' talkTo the Editor, I'm sick and tired of hearing the misuse of the words "collude, collusion" by the entire media to the point where I commonly use the off button on my TV. …

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 1

Cleaning up VermontTo the Editor, I am writing to comment on a recent letter in support of a stronger bottle bill. The current nickel deposit dates back to 1972, and nearly a half-century of …

Letters to the Editor

Defending Burr and Burton AcademyTo the editor, Last week a disgruntled former employee submitted a letter attempting to make the case that Burr and Burton Academy is somehow sliding backwards. What …

Editorials
Our opinion: Time to Green Up public access laws

If you've ever had the feeling that obtaining information about your government is hard to come by in Vermont, you're not alone. There are more than 260 exemptions carved into the state's public …

Our opinion: Protecting Vermont's neediest citizens

A few news items recently grabbed our attention. First, Vermont is just beginning to thaw from the ice cold temperatures that struck our region last week. The temperature didn't seem to climb much …

Our view: Experience can help Vermont grow

Much has been said about the graying of Vermont and its continuing loss of working-age adults. The state can't sustain its current budget practices and progressive priorities, we are told, without …

Our opinion: Arrests a reminder of epidemic's severity

Last week was full of tales of guns, heroin, federal agents and cooperating witnesses, as law enforcement officials arrested individuals alleged to be major players in selling illegal drugs. Sounds …

Commentary: For those who need hope

I love everything about Christmas; the decorations, the lights, the snow, the music, even Christmas movies. My wife and I began a tradition of watching "White Christmas" when we were first married, …

Our View: Confounding our inner Grinch

As the skies turn gray and the chill of winter settles in for the long haul, we're reminded why the bright lights and relentless songs of the holiday season matter. It's easy to lose track of one's …

Columnists
Get Outside: An anniversary celebration in the swamp

Here we go. This is the anniversary article I've been waiting for. Some anniversary celebrations are dragged out mercilessly on unsuspecting associates: "Today marks a full year since Fluffy began …

Commentary: Who among the enablers will do what's right?

"To sin by silence, when we should protest, Makes cowards out of men" — Ella Wheeler WilcoxMitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, Mike Pence, Chuck Grassley, Lindsey Graham, Devin Nunes, Orin Hatch, Bob …

Commentary: Scams targeting veterans, and how to avoid them

Generally, I am not a great football fan but for some reason the annual Army-Navy Game catches my attention; not so much for the football but for the fact that the young players will be entering the …

Commentary: A state health insurance purchase mandate?

The House and Senate health care committee chairs in Montpelier are pondering new adventures in health care policy for 2018. High on their list is a Vermont individual insurance mandate.The mandate …

Carly Reilly | Millennial Musings: On lines

A common criticism you hear about millennials in the workplace is some version of "they want to cut the line." That is to say, too many 23-year-old Silicon Valley CEOs and 19-year-old Hollywood movie …

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