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Letter: In support of BBA students

To the Editor:I was moved by Dr Andrew Boyer's letter to the editor last week in which one generation was clearly helping and supporting a younger generation in their quest for a safer and kinder …

Letter: Climate change fight needs gov't support

To the Editor:Congratulations and many thanks to all those who voted yes on the Climate Action resolution at Town Meetings in Manchester, Dorset, Weston, Peru, Shaftsbury, Arlington and Bennington. …

Letter: Coach will be missed

To the Editor:The Manchester Youth Soccer League (MYSL) was conceived in 1979 by local residents Karl Pfeiffer, Merrick Counsel, Dick Engel, and Charles (Chip) Chamberlain. It was Dick Engel who got …

Letter: John Werner's lasting legacy

To the Editor:Manchester youth soccer lost a dear friend with the passing of coach John Werner. John was selfless and generous in sharing his knowledge and experience with those of us in the …

Letter: BBA leaders on Winhall tuition decision

To the Editor:As will certainly be reported in this edition of the Manchester Journal as well as in other newspapers, Burr and Burton has granted a one-time, one-year exception to allow Winhall to …

Letter: MBA must prove its case going forward

To the Editor:As always, Manchester's town meeting was an inspirational commitment to one-on-one, neighbor-to-neighbor democracy. I spoke in favor of Article 16, a non-binding environmental …

Letter: History will judge us: Did we support our students?

To the Editor:I remember my days as a Burr and Burton student. I remember the thrill of finally getting to use the senior steps of the Seminary Building. I remember when Burr and Burton didn't have a …

Letter: Uncivil War

To the Editor:As a patriotic son of a WWII veteran, I have always been proud of my country and my flag. I wouldn't want to ever live anywhere else. Our history is filled with brave men and women who …

Editorials
A losing bet for Vermont

Last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a federal law banning sports betting everywhere but Nevada opens the floodgates for states to make their own decisions about whether to allow …

State joins fight to protect air standards

Scott Pruitt, who as attorney general of Oklahoma, sued the Environmental Protection Agency 14 times and described himself as "a leading advocate against the EPA's 'activist agenda,'" is now its …

Good DACA decision, but 'Dreamers' still stuck

DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is an Obama-era attempt to resolve a vexing problem whose continuing existence creates heartache and uncertainty for those affected, as well as a sick …

A pointless, hurtful gesture

Rationality has been in short supply during any debate over gun issues, whether at the Statehouse in Montpelier or in communities of every size and demographic makeup throughout Vermont.But perhaps …

Our Opinion: Calling our better angels

You can learn a lot by listening. But when it comes to guns, can we listen to each other?On Monday, at a community forum sponsored by this newspaper and its sister publication, the Bennington Banner, …

Our opinion: Manchester makes a choice

Manchester's future will in no small part be influenced by what the Manchester Select Board decides to do with the zoning ordinance and map the Planning Commission has spent two years crafting, …

Columnists
Pondering the worth of a single life

It's hard to believe that twenty years have passed since the award-winning film, "Saving Private Ryan," came to movie theaters across our country. For those unfamiliar, the film is realistic, honest …

The kids are not alright

"To the students, families, teachers and personnel at Santa Fe High, we're with you in this tragic hour and we will be with you forever." —Donald Trump"We will be with you forever." What the …

Cruel contests to kill coyotes should be banned

STOWE— A passionate and persistent coalition of landowners, biologists, farmers, hunters, wildlife enthusiasts, and others overcame opposition from paid lobbyists and Vermont's own Fish and …

Our Jewish community: 100 years in the Northshire

While there were a few Jewish families in Manchester, Vermont before 1918, there were no communal gatherings to conduct services until two men, Philip Cohen and Noah Kamenetsky, studied the …

The trouble with roadside saliva tests

In the wake of marijuana legalization, many states are looking for new ways to keep impaired drivers off the road. Unfortunately, some proposals would lead to problematic and possibly …

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