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When you're in the business of holding people accountable, as we are in the news business, accountability must start in the mirror. So we're setting the record straight on a mistake we made last week. more
My 91st birthday is near, and I have three grandchildren I love and admire who express concern about the state of the darkening adult world they are now entering. They see an obscene concentration of wealth in a few hands, a widespread collapse of … more
Unless you're Huckleberry Finn, when you're 13 you're pretty terrified at the prospects of having a job. As a kid I'd always wanted to work with my dad as plumber, but I was "too young." Tony Perry, a man who would remain a father figure to me … more
A warm welcome to all Senior Citizens in the Northshire.I know that many of you are not online, may not own a computer, are reluctant to take advantage of the learning opportunities offered by the Manchester Community Library and have no intention … more
For all the really impressive work that's been going on this session, Montpelier's actions sometimes carry a sense of frustration. There are times when people just refuse to say what they really mean. Other times people say loudly that they really … more
There is a man named Christo, who with his wife Jeanne Claude, created some of the most amazing displays of installation art in the history of the world. Their remarkable works include the wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin; the Running Fence, a 24 … more
Crossover day at the Statehouse coincided with St. Patrick's Day this year. While there exceptions to the rule, crossover is the day by which bills need to be passed out of committee in order to be eligible for floor consideration this session.I'm … more
One of the benefits of living in Arlington is that it is, geographically, an equal distance between Bennington to the south and Manchester to the north - hence the terms Southshire and Northshire. Each shire has an abundance of attractions and … more
The 2017 legislative session took flight just a few weeks ago, with a new Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the House, and Senate Pro Tem at the helm. This represents a complete turnover of Vermont's leadership in the executive and … more
Gov. Phil Scott's budget address promised a balanced General Fund budget lower than last year's. It reiterated his opposition to any new taxes and fees, and pledged to make the required annual required contributions to keep the two state retirement … more
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