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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
Happy New Year! I truly wish the new year brought news of reduced scamming and fraud but that's not the case. The recent con artist efforts include "friendly" phone calls and ransomware attacks. The friendly call comes under the category of … more
From all the militant ranting concerning "school choice," one gets the feeling that difficult objective circumstances have left most people so without choice in the essential areas of their lives that they're clinging to the one thing that gives … more
On Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, they came by the hundreds and packed the Burr & Burton Academy gymnasium. Some estimates placed the number at over 800 to hear the chairman of the State Board of Education, Stephen Morse, justify his board's changes to … 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
On Jan. 2, Vermont State (Reps. Oliver Olsen, of Londonderry, Adam Greshin, of Warren, and Laura Sibilia, of Dover) sent Vermont State Board of Education Chair Stephan Morse a nine-page letter alleging that I may be in violation of the Vermont … more
Dear Readers: Journal "Get Outside" writer Cherise Madigan was among the many area residents who traveled to Washington D.C. for the Women's March. We asked her to provide a first-person account, which follows.Waking up to a dreary grey morning, the … 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
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