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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont is leading the fight to address suicide and mental illness throughout the state of Vermont and raise awareness of the effects of mental illness on … 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
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
The community gathering last Friday at Factory Point Town Green was an important step in Manchester and its neighboring Northshire communities coming together to shine a light on the human cost of opiate addiction, and resolve to keep more of our … 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
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
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
Privacy is dead.It's been dead for a while now, actually, only it's just beginning to raise a smell.Friday, it was announced by Equifax, a credit reporting agency few had likely heard of until recently, that the personal information of just about … more
Last week's planning charrette, held in conjunction with the Northern New England chapter of the American Planning Association's conference here in Manchester, was more than a useful exercise in identifying challenges and opportunities facing … more
With apologies to the well-worn holiday song, this is the most wonderful time of the year. There's something about the return of students and teachers to classrooms, hallways, playgrounds and playing fields that makes these waning weeks of summer … more
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