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Letters to the Editor, Jan. 12

Correcting a mistakeTo the Editor,In last week's Manchester Journal you published my commentary entitled 'Tooting the Horn' about being proud of our town. Towards the end I said that the Visitors' …

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 5

"Vanishing Vermonters" highlights important issueTo the Editor, The issues highlighted in "Vanishing Vermonters" are exactly why I live in Arkansas instead of Vermont. I couldn't make ends meet after …

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 29

Aggressive oversight' of energy emissions is counterproductiveTo the Editor, As I was reading a recent op-ed by a legislator, I was struck by his praise of the state's "aggressive oversight of …

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 22

"Thank you" from Boyscout Troop 332To the Editor, The Manchester Boy Scout Troop 332 would like to express its sincere appreciation and thanks to all the families, friends, visitors and neighbors of …

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 15

Blindly Devoted to BBA HeadmasterTo the Editor, This is in response to BBA board chairman Seth Bongartz' rebuttal to my recent editorial addressing the decline of Burr and Burton Academy due to its …

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 8

Cut the 'collusion' talkTo the Editor, I'm sick and tired of hearing the misuse of the words "collude, collusion" by the entire media to the point where I commonly use the off button on my TV. …

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 1

Cleaning up VermontTo the Editor, I am writing to comment on a recent letter in support of a stronger bottle bill. The current nickel deposit dates back to 1972, and nearly a half-century of …

Letters to the Editor

Defending Burr and Burton AcademyTo the editor, Last week a disgruntled former employee submitted a letter attempting to make the case that Burr and Burton Academy is somehow sliding backwards. What …

Editorials
Our opinion: Protecting Vermont's neediest citizens

A few news items recently grabbed our attention. First, Vermont is just beginning to thaw from the ice cold temperatures that struck our region last week. The temperature didn't seem to climb much …

Our view: Experience can help Vermont grow

Much has been said about the graying of Vermont and its continuing loss of working-age adults. The state can't sustain its current budget practices and progressive priorities, we are told, without …

Our opinion: Arrests a reminder of epidemic's severity

Last week was full of tales of guns, heroin, federal agents and cooperating witnesses, as law enforcement officials arrested individuals alleged to be major players in selling illegal drugs. Sounds …

Commentary: For those who need hope

I love everything about Christmas; the decorations, the lights, the snow, the music, even Christmas movies. My wife and I began a tradition of watching "White Christmas" when we were first married, …

Our View: Confounding our inner Grinch

As the skies turn gray and the chill of winter settles in for the long haul, we're reminded why the bright lights and relentless songs of the holiday season matter. It's easy to lose track of one's …

Our view: FCC should delay its net neutrality decision

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 …

Columnists
Carly Reilly | Millennial Musings: On lines

A common criticism you hear about millennials in the workplace is some version of "they want to cut the line." That is to say, too many 23-year-old Silicon Valley CEOs and 19-year-old Hollywood movie …

Michael Epstein | Bookmarks: Collection of stories a Rubik's Cube for the reader

"We inhabit memories so differently from each other. Or better, our individual memories of a shared event mean such different things to each other." So thinks Louise, one of the dozen or so …

Commentary | Harrington: Winter happenings

And we're off and going! Welcome to winter 2018! The chamber has a slew of things in store for our Shires visitors and residents this winter season. Check them out below:Coffee and Conversations: …

Commentary | Keelan: Is it possible to focus on just one issue?

The Dec. 18 Wall Street Journal reported that manufacturers in the U.S have over 400,000 open positions and that there are nine million men in the 25 to 54 age group that are not working. Here in …

Carly Reilly | Millennial Musings: Snap the cold away

Winter has officially descended upon Vermont. The wise among us have barricaded ourselves indoors with hot chocolate and Christmas leftovers, and don't plan on leaving until early April when there …

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