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After watching some phenomenally talented students sing and dance their way through "Pippin" at the Riley Center for the Arts this past weekend, we got to thinking that it's been a remarkable year for Burr and Burton Academy — even by the … more
When clouds and low fog hang over the mountains and the rain seems to never let up for more than a few hours, one wonders if spring has truly arrived, or if it's just a rumor circulated by the people who print desk calendars. It's easy, with dreary … more
Across the Northshire this past week, high school students donned polyester robes and odd-looking hats and marched across a stage while family and friends took snapshots. Waiting for them across the stage was a principal or headmaster with a … more
This is shaping up as a blockbuster arts and culture summer for the Northshire. Please forgive us if we left anyone out, because it's a long list: Dorset Theatre Festival and Weston Playhouse Theater Company both have promising seasons lined up … more
Bob Dylan was right: You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. You only need to listen to who's complaining the loudest. Over the past few years, there were numerous complaints that wind power developers and the various lobbying … more
Rock vocalist Chris Cornell's death two weeks ago seems a long way from us in everyday Vermont. But there's a connection worth exploring, discussing, and most importantly, action.Cornell's apparent suicide in a hotel room in Detroit may have … more
Like zombies on television, the carbon tax, once left for dead, has returned from Montpelier's political graveyard to torment the living. Rep. Selene Coburn (D-Burlington) sent us a 825-word essay on Monday about four separate statehouse proposals … more
There's a downside to springtime in Vermont. All the crud leftover from winter, hidden for months by the snow — what little there is these days — becomes readily apparent. Before the green leaves come out, the view from our highways … more
The state Legislature's move to decriminalize marijuana possession under one ounce on Tuesday adds a new chapter to what has been a long, strange trip for efforts to legalize the drug and its various modes of consumption in Vermont. Whether it's … more
The State Senate is fine with legalizing, regulating and taxing marijuana for recreational use by adults ages 21 and older. So why not limit tobacco access for 18, 19 and 20 year olds? more
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