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Letter: Cost of inaction on climate already high

To the Editor: The recent Manchester Journal editorial on carbon pricing ("A carbon tax by any other name", April 14) caught my attention both as a millennial and Vermont resident. While the editorial dismissed the prospect for lessened fossil fuel …

Letter: Thanks for giving blood

To the Editor: The Red Cross Blood Drive on March 8th was successful. Thanks to all the wonderful donors. The ladies from the United Church of Dorset and Rupert hosted a luscious canteen. Thanks to Bagel Works, Mrs. Murphy's Donuts, and Wilcox Ice …

Letter: Climate fight just beginning

To the Editor:It is critical that anyone who believes the scientific evidence that is out there for all to see speaks out to their legislators and takes action to mitigate climate change. Anyone who still believes that Climate Change is a hoax - and …

Letter: Rod and Gun Club appreciates support

To the Editor,Thank you to the community of Manchester for approving Article 10 and continuing the great relationship between the Town and the Manchester Rod and Gun Club on Saturday, March 4. As the club President, I apologize that I did not get a …

Letter: Education equity for Pawlet, Rupert

To the Editor:Residents of Rupert and Pawlet have a dilemma. These towns offer public educational opportunities to children grades Pre-K through grade 6. But there is no public option for grades 7-12. Many years ago, nearby Salem and Granville, New …

Letter: Give President Trump a chance

To the editor,What is happening to our country? This is a country of democracy and freedom that we should all thank God for. The minority of the far left liberal Democrats are causing all the problems of trying to slow down and disrupt President …

Letter: BBA chair, headmaster support merger

To the Editor:The voters of Manchester are faced with a critical decision next week, namely, whether to form the Taconic & Green Consolidated School District with Dorset, the Mountain Towns RED, Sunderland, Danby, and Mt. Tabor. We believe a yes …

Letter: Vote for Nolan

To the Editor:Jan Nolan, who is currently running for a seat on the Manchester Select Board, is a hardworking and honest member of our community. She is open minded and will work for the benefit of the citizens of the Town of Manchester.We have …

Editorials
Shield law a win for journalists, public

The Vermont Press Association praises and thanks the Vermont Legislature for approving a shield law designed to protect journalists from unwarranted subpoenas concerning their sources.The House of Representatives gave final approval to the …

Shield law a win for journalists, public

The Vermont Press Association praises and thanks the Vermont Legislature for approving a shield law designed to protect journalists from unwarranted subpoenas concerning their sources. The House of Representatives gave final approval to the …

Common sense goes up in smoke

The State Senate is fine with legalizing, regulating and taxing marijuana for recreational use by adults ages 21 and older, having voted for the second time in two years to do just that. But when it came to a proposal for raising the minimum age …

A carbon tax by any other name

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 …

Play it again

Having had the pleasure of sitting down with Ariel Rudiakov and Joana Genova of Taconic Music and with Adam Neiman of Manchester Music Festival over the past few weeks, we could not help but wonder: Is there enough support in the region for two …

Northshire's secret marketing weapon

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 …

Columnists
On vice and temperance and business, in Montpelier

Vice: "A habitual and usually trivial defect or shortcoming."Temperance: "Moderation, control or voluntary self-restraint."Liquor consumption, gambling and marijuana usage were once perceived by lawmakers as exclusively within the realm of vice, …

Passing of tax deadline brings out IRS impersonators

Tax season has passed and now we can start earning the money needed to pay the IRS bill next year. While you may feel the 2016 tax season has ended, con artists are still working the phones and sending emails. Why now? Most of us feel a sense of …

LEGISLATIVE CORNER Benefits cliff, check engine bills progressing in Montpelier

As I've written here before, I've introduced two bills this year and with only a couple weeks left in the session, I thought I'd provide an update.H. 326, introduced on February 21, had 20 original cosponsors that included Democrats, Republicans, …

Marijuana legalization bill full of flaws

Bill H.170 legalizes growing and using recreational marijuana without legalizing its sale or providing regulation or taxation. There are no provisions to ensure the health and safety of all Vermonters. I will be unable to support the bill should it …

A fear we can't shake

The Northshire breathed a sigh of relief when, according to police and school officials, the man who offered a Manchester Elementary Middle School student a ride on a rainy Tuesday last week came forward and said he had no intention of hurting or …

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