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Letter: Wreaths across America day

To the editor:We are asking you to Join us on National Wreaths Across America Day; at noon Dec. 15 at the Vermont Veterans' Home.Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the mission to …

Letter: An attempt to rewrite history

To the editor:Our former first lady reminded 50 newly made citizens at a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives in Washington D.C., that the Founding Fathers were not born in America.In her …

Letter: Are we stupid or crazy?

To the editor:American health care is a bad joke. Consider this recent news: A mental health clinic just opened inside a Carrollton, Texas Walmart; a Michigan woman couldn't get on a transplant …

Letter: Do we want Ceres on our capital?

To the editor:The statue of the Roman Goddess Ceres was hoisted up on to the top of the capital building in Montpelier after a new creation of the old one was replaced. Ceres was worshiped as a pagan …

Letter: Thanks for habitat support

To the editor:On Nov. 18, the community stepped out in faith with Bennington County Habitat for Humanity and enjoyed a wonderful evening at the Publyk House while sharing its blessings with those in …

Letter - Neighbor to Neighbor thanks community

To the editor:On Friday evening, Nov. 17, Neighbor to Neighbor held its first "Pie Auction" fundraiser; and what a special evening it was thanks to - first of all, the wonderful pie bakers who …

Letter: Red Cross needs your blood donation

To the editor:The fall and winter can be a busy time full of fun activities and travel, but the same activities that bring joy can also negatively impact patients in need of lifesaving transfusions. …

Letter: Browning thanks voters

To the editor: I write to thank the voters of Arlington, Manchester, Sandgate and Sunderland for re-electing me as a state representative. I will do everything that I can to justify your faith in …

Editorials
The one that got away?

ITVFest, after a successful two-year run in Manchester, is considering other locales for its October festival, and seeking a fairly significant outlay of cash — $250,000 a year for five years …

Winning, on and off the scoreboard

Covering the news at a community weekly has its ups and downs. It's an occupational hazard of this curious and unpredictable business — sometimes the news is good, sometimes it's in the middle, …

Don't be afraid to question what we've been told

It used to be that it was countercultural to question what we had always been told about God by the Bible. But today, it is countercultural to question what we have always been told about God by our …

Our opinion: The good fortune of a difficult choice

If we had our way, the third-place finisher in next week's election for the Bennington-4 district in the Vermont House of Representatives would get a second-chance runoff against another House member …

Our opinion: Vermont needs more disagreement in Montpelier

Phil Scott's first two-year term as governor of Vermont has been nothing if not interesting. Two years ago, Scott, then a Republican lieutenant governor, sought the state's highest office on a …

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 …

Columnists
The case for atheism

In the Nov. 16 issue of the Manchester Journal, Manchester's Baptist minister Tim Counts makes his case for the existence of God. This is his right, if not his profession. However, in so doing, he …

Robert Swan Mueller III

"A lie was the worst sin. The one thing you didn't do was to give anything less than the truth to my mother and father." - Robert S. Mueller III "I watch people on the news talking about the …

Campion, Sears intend to back toxics bill next term; Sullivan responds to criticism

Reading the commentary "Veto is a Four-Letter Word" by state Rep. Linda Joy Sullivan (published Friday, Oct. 19) left us wondering if she fully understood the bill that she voted against regarding …

A decade when despair was in such abundance

Much has been published recently on the subject of whether or not democracy is in peril. The basis for the question stems from the tone that exists in how we deal with political issues - the lack of …

Our fair weather president

"Veterans have no better friend than President Trump" - Vice President, Mike Pence "If you're going to show up, act like you want to be there" - Tim Russert On many occasions our president …

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