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Letter: Thanking Rep. Sullivan

To the Editor:This is an email I sent to my Representative in the State House of Representatives, Linda Joy Sullivan of Dorset, in response to her email to me copying the commentary which she wrote …

Letter: Seeking debate in State's Attorney race

To the Editor: As the fireworks and barbecues of Independence Day are still fresh in our memories and we enter the height of the campaign season, it is only natural to think about our democratic …

Letter: In support of Kathleen James

To the Editor:I am a relatively new U.S. citizen. After more than forty years in this country as an "alien" (an immigrant with a green card) I cast my first vote in 2016. I am anxious to cast my vote …

Letter: Troopers' Association endorses Marthage

To the Editor:The Vermont Troopers' Association is endorsing Erica Marthage for Bennington County State's Attorney. Erica has worked closely with the troopers of the Shaftsbury Barracksover the past …

Letter: A very special thank you!

To the Editor:On behalf of the Manchester Riverwalk Committee we would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all who came out Sunday to celebrate the beautiful Battenkill and the Riverwalk …

Letter: In defense of songbirds

To the Editor:It's a beautiful morning in June and our neighboring farmer has come to mow the field. First of all let me say here how grateful I am to this farmer and all those that put their hands …

Letter: White nationalism's troubling rise

To The Editor:In recent days and months the subject of race and racism in America has taken over news headlines more than ever. This feels incredible, somehow, given that it is 2018 and so very much …

Letter: Time to ban single-use plastic shopping bags

To the Editor:The invention of plastic has transformed the way people live. It has been incredibly beneficial in many ways, in part because it is waterproof and nearly indestructible. The problem is …

Editorials
Our opinion: Domestic violence deserves our contempt

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 …

Our Opinion: Covering the news in troubled times

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 …

Our opinion: Vermont's prison road trip needs to end

News comes from Montpelier that the state, dissatisfied with living conditions experienced by its out-of-state inmates in Pennsylvania, is looking to move those inmates somewhere else. Ideally, …

Newsprint tariff has real impact on press

Commodities tariffs, when imposed properly and judiciously, can be a potent weapon for enforcing trade policy and fairness. However, the slightest shift of breeze could turn it against its users, …

A losing bet for Vermont

Last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a federal law banning sports betting everywhere but Nevada opens the floodgates for states to make their own decisions about whether to allow …

State joins fight to protect air standards

Scott Pruitt, who as attorney general of Oklahoma, sued the Environmental Protection Agency 14 times and described himself as "a leading advocate against the EPA's 'activist agenda,'" is now its …

Columnists
Don Keelan: When perseverance prevailed at Hildene

Forty years ago, on July 27, in the wood-paneled dining room of Robert Todd Lincoln's ancestral home, Hildene, in Manchester, Vermont, a transaction of momentous significance took place. It was on …

Bob Stannard: Are you the solution or the problem?

You and your toddler daughter are walking through a shopping center parking lot on your way to go buy groceries. Your daughter really likes shopping with you, because she almost always gets a treat; …

Let's Work Together to Prevent Suicide in Vermont

Several high-profile deaths by suicide, along with a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have put this public health issue in the spotlight once again. In Vermont, where …

Gillian Jones: Yoga festival a timely reminder to breathe, care for ourselves

Right now, my life has more stress than I have ever had in my adult life.While I am a photojournalist, being a journalist rates in the top 5-10 percent of the most stressful jobs in America, …

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It's time for the final installment of this series exploring computer fraud. So far we've examined three criminal approaches to haunting cyber neighborhoods: phishing, clones, and social media …

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