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Letter: People heard, but no one stood up

To the Editor:The recent string of conversation in the Journal — Bob Stannard's May 5 column and Mark Tashjian's follow up May 12 column along with former Coach Shehadi's letter — all addressed events that had transpired at a BBA boys' …

Letter: Choice still matters in Rupert-Pawlet Act 46 effort

To the Editor:For those readers who have not followed Rupert and Pawlet's second attempt to merge under Act 46, there is a lot to be learned. And I would venture to say that it's not what is being discussed that matters, but what is not — and …

Letter: An open letter to U.S. Sen. John McCain

To the Editor:Dear Senator McCain: I write to ask you to do one more courageous thing for our country, something you can do more effectively than anyone else: Stand up and say unequivocally that the Republican Party must cease following the lead of …

Letter: MHS will continue to serve Northshire

To the Editor:At the beginning of World War ll, financial support for many service projects was withdrawn. The Manchester District Nursing Association had for many years served our community, but now there was an additional need for preventive care, …

Letter: BBA has long history of inclusion

To the Editor:I would like to comment to Bob Stannard's article titled "Stand up, or wish you had," concerning the movie about the MSJ basketball players by Duane Carlton. Sad stuff, indeed. I actually had the opportunity to sit down with Duane …

Letter: Right ideas, wrong word

To the Editor:Bob Stannard's recent opinion piece- "Stand Up, or Wish You Had" calls attention to current racial issues in Vermont and the need for residents to become more aware of, and active in addressing these problems. Unfortunately, at the …

Letter: We are well-served in Montpelier

To the Editor:I'm blessed to be married to Linda Joy Sullivan who, beside her other charms and talents, is the General Assembly representative for those of us who live in the Bennington-Rutland District. This last fact is incidental to our …

Letter: Cost of inaction on climate already high

To the Editor: The recent Manchester Journal editorial on carbon pricing ("A carbon tax by any other name", April 14) caught my attention both as a millennial and Vermont resident. While the editorial dismissed the prospect for lessened fossil fuel …

Editorials
Challenge and opportunity

Last week's story on the ripple effect in Manchester from the retail industry's national decline spells out the issues we're facing locally. That industry has been and remains an important economic engine for Manchester, providing jobs and tax …

Feeling left out of conversation

We're glad to see that Gov. Phil Scott has announced the 21 members of his Opioid Coordination Council, putting one of the first executive orders of his administration into action. But we're befuddled that a 21-member council with representation …

Happy Birthday, Journal!

May 28 is a special day around here. It was on Tuesday morning, May 28, 1861, that a new weekly publication calling itself The Manchester Journal printed Volume 1, Issue 1 and distributed it throughout town. On that occasion, publisher Charles A. …

Choosing accountability

After watching some phenomenally talented students sing and dance their way through "Pippin" at the Riley Center for the Arts this past weekend, we got to thinking that it's been a remarkable year for Burr and Burton Academy — even by the …

Seeking consistency on marijuana

The state Legislature's move to decriminalize marijuana possession under one ounce on Tuesday adds a new chapter to what has been a long, strange trip for efforts to legalize the drug and its various modes of consumption in Vermont. Whether it's …

It's a good day to clean

There's a downside to springtime in Vermont. All the crud leftover from winter, hidden for months by the snow — what little there is these days — becomes readily apparent. Before the green leaves come out, the view from our highways …

Columnists
If you're not 'woke' yet, you need to be

Picture this: Sit on the floor with your knees pulled up halfway to your chest wearing nothing more than your underwear. You can't sit up straight because the space is only 3 feet, 3 inches high. How long can you sit like this? Five minutes; 10 …

Legislative Corner: After busy session, the real work begins

The end of this year's legislative term was just exhausting. Several sessions in the last few weeks went well into the late evening, and most days were marked by long delays and uncertainty while three-ring negotiations were going on between the …

What's in a name? The Dorset puzzle explained

In Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare, through Juliet asks,"What's in a name? What we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet." In the case of The Dorset Playhouse, the similarity of the names of its two major production companies has …

The annual Bernie pilgrimage to Vermont

Matt Harrington is the energetic, visionary, and capable executive director of the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce. He often writes a column on Chamber affairs for the Bennington Banner. His most recent column, "A southern Vermont of Tomorrow …

An apology, and a teachable moment for BBA

In Bob Stannard's recent column, "Stand Up — Or Wish You Had" [Manchester Journal, May 5], he makes outstanding points about the importance of standing up to racism and intolerance in response to viewing a new locally produced documentary, …

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