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The arrest of three undocumented migrant workers last week in Vermont by federal immigration officials is cause for great concern. The Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, denied … more
Bennington Superior Court on Thursday, March 9 was the center of attention for the north and south shires. But it wasn't a happy occasion. It was a sobering set of circumstances that brought the media, the police and family members to Courtroom No. … more
It's not an easy thing, in a part of the world where self-governance and self-reliance is an important source of identity and pride, to cede a measure of local control and join forces with your neighbors. That's the big step that the town meeting … more
If you needed a reminder that Act 46 is a significantly flawed piece of legislation, a few minutes at the forum held Tuesday at Burr and Burton Academy's Riley Center on the proposed Taconic & Green Regional Education District merger served as a … more
A few weeks ago, Linda Benway, the president of The Shires of Vermont Regional Marketing Organization, addressed the Manchester Select Board about her group's mission to The New York Times Travel Show, and about what the group has been doing lately. … more
The State Board of Education has decided to put off a vote on rules governing independent schools that accept public tuition funds. And that suggests to us that talks between the SBE and schools such as Burr and Burton Academy and Long Trail School … more
When Manchester voters go to the ballot on March 7, they'll be asked if they support spending $221,900 to fund the Manchester Community Library. Manchester voters should say "yes." And here's why. The Manchester Community Library provides … more
We were pleased to see this past week that Gov. Phil Scott, Attorney General T.J. Donovan and state legislative leaders have made clear to the Trump administration that Vermont won't be going along with any misguided federal efforts to harass and … more
On Town Meeting day, the voters of nine communities in our region will consider a fundamental change — entering a newly-merged regional school district under the auspices of Act 46, the state law encouraging such mergers.A yes vote in … more
Part of the reason Phil Scott won election to the governor's office as a Republican in a state where Democrats and progressives hold most of the power was that he came across as affable, moderate and a good listener willing to work with the other … more
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