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Letter: Turner best choice for Lt. Governor

To the Editor:The November 6th election approaches fast. Vermonters have an important decision to make when they vote for Lieutenant Governor. History tells us how easy it is to vote for the …

Letter: Voting for James

To the Editor:I am supporting Kathleen James as a candidate for Bennington 4 (Manchester, Arlington, Sandgate and Sunderland) in the Vermont House of Representatives.My first experience with Kathleen …

Letter: James right on the environment

To the Editor:Kathleen James is my choice to represent our district in the Vermont State Legislature. I have known her for about 13 years, and we share a deep concern for the condition of our planet. …

Letter: Supporting James for House

To the Editor:I'm voting for Kathleen James for State Representative; if elected, Kathleen will serve Sandgate, Sunderland and Manchester. During her recent visit to Sandgate, I was taken by …

Why can't we ban single-use bags?

To the Editor:I recently had the pleasure of a work trip to Kenya. Upon arrival, I learned that Kenya had just outlawed all plastic bags for "the protection of our environment." There are two …

Letter: Students backing James for state Rep.

To the Editor:On a hopeful spring day last May we gathered in Kathleen James' living room, eager to learn about her campaign. Kathleen had invited us, a group of high school students, to hear our …

Letter: Myerson clarifies letter on campaign finance

To the Editor:I am writing to correct certain facts contained in my letter to the editor of last week, regarding Representatives Brian Keefe and Cynthia Browning, which turned out to be wrong.I wrote …

Letter: James committed on climate change

To the Editor:I wish to express my support for Kathleen James who is running for the state Legislature to represent Bennington-4 (Manchester, Arlington, Sunderland and Sandgate). I first met Kathleen …

Editorials
Our opinion: The high price of secrecy

The state of Vermont has more than 250 known exemptions restraining free access to public records — information that could and should be available to the public. But how does that affect …

The importance of community

Monday will mark one year since Sandy Casey of East Dorset was killed in Las Vegas, in one of the worst mass shootings in our country's history. This past Saturday, her family and friends gathered …

Our opinion: Resolution just a first step on plastic

It's understandable that members of the Manchester Select Board, in contemplating the single-use plastic bag ban proposed by local advocacy group Earth Matters, are apparently of a mind to pass a …

Our opinion: Mississippi is the wrong answer

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 …

Our opinion: Lessons in learning, and in democracy

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 …

Our opinion: Bluegrass fest caps special summer of art, music

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 …

Columnists
Rep. Linda Joy Sullivan: 'Veto' is a four-letter word

"Veto," being a four-letter word, appears to be a useful political invective to some. It is certainly being hurled at Governor Scott, a result I'm sure he anticipated when he declined to sign some of …

Bob Stannard: The real big fat con job

"I've had many false accusations. I've had so many; four or five women. When I say it didn't happen, nobody believes me.""It's a very dangerous period in our country (for men), and it's being …

Lawrence Zupan: Sanders behaving like an absentee landlord

Next month, Vermont will elect a U.S. Senator. Vermonters want a Senator for Vermont. By his own choices, Bernie Sanders has ceased to be that Senator.As the Republican Party nominee for the U.S. …

Your online behavior impacts your internet safety

How safe is the internet for personal data? It's a question posed to me regularly as AARP Vermont Fraud Watch Coordinator. It's a simple question with no simple answer. It all comes down to how we …

Get Outside: It's getting squirrelly in the Northshire

Oh, the stories I have about squirrels. If I didn't consider myself endeared, yet detached to them, I'd wager that they are my spirit animal for how often they infiltrate my life story. Maybe it's …

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