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The Vermont State Police have a difficult job, and we respect the work they do. But the state police public affairs officers should not be the sole arbiters of what information you should or should not have when it comes to crimes, motor vehicle … 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
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
Vermont in general and Manchester in particular pride themselves on being tolerant and welcoming places. But we know there is racism in our state, because this is the United States and it's part of our history, as uncomfortable as that legacy might … more
A trained, qualified, properly equipped ambulance service is not a luxury. It's a necessity of modern life, particularly in rural hilltowns where emergency rooms are at least half an hour's drive away. So we are glad that the Manchester Rescue Squad … 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
Essex artist and educator Judy Dow has urged Vermonters to confront the less savory aspects of our history in her quest to have Dorothy Canfield Fisher's name removed from the annual children's book award presented by the Vermont Department of … more
The Journal and our sister publication, the Bennington Banner, threw a gala for some deserving student-athletes and their coaches on Tuesday night in Bennington. To our relief and delight, a full house of family and friends crowded into Bennington … more
May 28 is a special day around here. It was on Tuesday morning, May 28, 1861, that a new weekly publication calling itself The Manchester Journal printed Volume 1, Issue 1 and distributed it throughout town. On that occasion, publisher Charles A. … more
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