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Every so often, state government gets it right, and we're glad. Unfortunately, this is not one of those times. For years, more than 200 Vermont inmates serving long-term sentences have been … more
The faculty and staff of the Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union had settled into their seats in the Manchester Elementary-Middle School gymnasium on Monday morning when the lights went down, and a … more
More than a few times over the weekend at the Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots Music Festival, locals were heard to say "this is exactly what this town needed." That's correct. The festival … more
How essential is a free press to Vermont? So essential that when Vermont's founding fathers convened upstairs at Elijah West's Windsor Tavern in July of 1777 to agree to a Constitution for the … more
When the news broke last week that former Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union Superintendent and Manchester resident Dan French had been appointed secretary of education, local educators and school … more
Plastic is one of the most useful and game-changing industrial and consumer product innovations of the 20th century. But we're well on our way to drowning in the stuff. It's filling landfills, … more
Dr. Dan Freilich stopped by the Manchester Journal's offices on Friday, as he and a small army of campaign interns were in town, going door-to-door to talk up his bid for the Democratic nomination … more
This being an election year, we hear about all sorts of worrisome trends in Vermont — its aging and shrinking population, its lack of affordable housing, and the way those factors are dragging … more
Last Thursday's massacre of five journalists in the Annapolis Capital Gazette newsroom was most likely committed by a person with a specific grievance against that newspaper. Nevertheless, the … more
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