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Vermont is well-known around the world as a place that welcomes outsiders, as travelers or as new residents. It has to be. There's just 625,000 of us here, and it's not overstating the facts to say every visitor who pulls up to a roadside store … more
Last year, more than 60,000 people died from opioid overdoses in the United States. That's more Americans dying in one year than during the entire 19 years of the Vietnam War. In our small state, 112 … more
Here in the Northshire, there is plenty to be thankful for.It almost feels facile to list those things that make us grateful, as if such a catalog could scarcely scrape the surface of our reality. … more
On December 18 Gov. Phil Scott will convene an Education Summit, to address "the crisis of affordability and how it impacts the opportunities we are able to provide our children." In his letter … more
In 2016, the Vermont Legislature passed and then-Gov. Peter Shumlin signed into law H.620, requiring health insurance plans to provide free contraceptive coverage. However, in October, the Trump … more
While the glitz and glamour of Manchester's inaugural Independent Television Festival (ITVFest) has begun to fade, the experience can provide some valuable insight into Manchester's future — … more
In 2016, the opioid crisis cost the United States 64,070 lives. President Trump's declaration of a "public health emergency" on Thursday, however, signified that the administration would continue to … more
When folks as diverse as REM's Michael Stipe, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and attorneys general … more
The arrest of a young man last week on charges that he allegedly sold marijuana to high school students raises some interesting questions about our relationship with the drug, and how it could change … more
They gathered in that spot to launch the "Campaign Nonviolence" movement in Vermont, carrying signs proclaiming their hopes for a more just society and building a culture free from war, poverty, … more
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