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To the editor: The latest figures show that the COVID-19 childhood case fatality rate is 0.01 percent, that is, around 520 children have died since the pandemic began.

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To the editor: Residents of Richville Road, concerned about the perceived “aesthetics” of a proposed solar installation, might want to consider the “aesthetics” of this year’s climate disasters — such as the worst wildfire season on record (which brought smoky air to our region); a heatwave …

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To the Editor: Your article regarding the proposed solar project on Richville Road in Manchester is beyond biased. It is so one-sided, with no effort being made to present both sides of this project.

Editorials

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A first look at a new decennial census is always enlightening to study, to try to analyze the gains and the losses. This year’s census for Vermont is especially intriguing because of the dramatic increase in the population of the ski-related towns.

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John Klar, who finished a distant second to Gov. Phil Scott in the 2020 Republican primary, brought his traveling roadshow to Bennington County this week, with stops in Bennington and Manchester.

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April 22 was Earth Day, but if you ask many advocates for the environment and climate action, we just closed out Earth Week. This expansive approach to raising awareness about human-caused climate change and how to mitigate it is certainly appropriate, given the stakes.

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Quickly mass-producing and widely distributing a vaccine that’s effective against a novel viral pandemic is a herculean task that, fortunately, the U.S. has largely accomplished. While we’ve overcome many of the practical hurdles, we still face an intangible obstacle that continues to trip u…

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Bernie Sanders, Vermont Senator and America’s leading Socialist, has his 50-year goal coming to fruition in Washington D.C. To celebrate his greatest achievement, he is barnstorming the country, promoting the merits of what is euphemistically referred to as the $3.5 Trillion Budget Reconcili…

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For over 20 years, the majority of school districts in Vermont have been denied their fair share of education funds, and their constitutional right to equitable educational opportunity. That’s because the formula the state uses to distribute education funds does not accurately calculate the …

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