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    The Outside Story: Nothing rotten about deadwood

    03/06/2015 04:43 PM EST
    A guy down the road has been cleaning up his woods for the last couple of years. And I mean cleaning. He cuts the underbrush. Takes out the dead trees, the downed logs, the dead branches. I confess, the neatnik in me is envious. Part of me would like my 70 acres of woods to look like a park. But that's the problem. 
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    The Truth of the Matter: In defense of the rich
    03/06/2015 04:43 PM EST - It's quite apparent that Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, given a lectern, will do his all to berate millionaires and billionaires, the rich. And in making this his life's mission, he has legions of followers, chanting his sentiments. Recent editorials in Vermont newspapers, have also joined in. It appears that such acrimony towards the rich pervades Vermont. Full Story

    CommentaryYouth, our future and the Rotary Four Way Test
    03/05/2015 05:23 PM EST - Each year members of the greater Bennington community and Arlington have a unique opportunity to confirm that youth of today understand and care about ethics and morals by promoting the Rotary 4-Way Test Speech Competition. The 2015 competition is now open for entry by area public and private high school students, including home schooled and exchange students. Full Story

    The Librarian Who Reads Everything: 'Guns, Germs, and Steel'
    03/05/2015 05:23 PM EST - Oh, Jared Diamond, or Dimey, as his friends like to call him, you've done it again. No, not put out another masterpiece that combs human history to give us a better understanding of where we came from and how we got here, and how to use that while we look forward. I mean, you did that too, Dimey, but what I'm talking about is you put together another ginormous book chock-full of Dimies, aka Full Story

    Outdoor Secrets Unwrapped: Feral cats are not just an urban problem
    03/04/2015 05:52 PM EST - Having a outdoor radio show here in the Northeast allows me to voice my opinion on many outdoor topics that can be controversial, such as the topic of this column: The feral cat. I have seen this time and time again, and to this day it still frustrates me to the point of saying something about it. Isn't it cute to see Fluffy the house cat bring home a pretty songbird and drop it at the feet of Full Story

    Graves Registry: The brat in the restaurant
    03/04/2015 05:52 PM EST - The annual Conservative Political Action Committee convention was held recently in National Harbor, Md. Rand Paul won the final straw poll for the third year in a row. I said a silent prayer asking God to let Rand Paul be the Republican candidate for the presidency in 2016. Talking about his decision to leave "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart, with an ominous undertone of seriousness, spoke about how Full Story

    McClaughry commentary: Reality check for the do-everything state
    03/03/2015 06:58 PM EST - The House and Senate Appropriations Committees are struggling valiantly to report a balanced General Fund budget for Fiscal Year 2016. The presently estimated shortfall is about $130 million, 8 percent of the proposed General Fund budget. This is a result of the chronic tendency of legislatures to find ever more things to spend money on, and state revenues currently coming in well under the Full Story

    The Pun Also Rises: Headline Seuss
    03/03/2015 06:58 PM EST - On a cold day in winter, two weeks before spring ... ... I suddenly realized this random thing: There's an author whose birthday was just Monday last, And whose work is immortal (though he has now passed). You guessed it! You gust it! And probably goosed! It was Theodor Geisel, you know, Dr. Seuss. In Springfield he was born, that's where people would see him, And still can, in a way, at the big Full Story

    The Fourteenth State: Hiland Hall's early history of Vermont
    03/02/2015 03:54 PM EST - Hiland Hall (1795-1885) of North Bennington was an especially prominent Vermont political figure, locally and statewide, throughout most of the nineteenth century. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives throughout the decade 1832-42, then sat as a Supreme Court justice, held two federal positions in Washington, and was President Fillmore's appointee in 1851 as federal land Full Story

    Aging in Place: Big fins
    03/02/2015 03:54 PM EST - Whether it was the '57 or the '59, the record seems pretty clear that the fashion of tail fins on cars reached its peak on a Cadillac. When we talk to young people today about life being different back then, it is impossible for them to imagine how different it was. There were no seat belts and it wasn't uncommon to see a car drive by with a kid lying across the seatback, playing in the rear Full Story

    Cate Blanchett adopts baby girl with husband Andrew Upton

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cate Blanchett is expanding her family. A spokeswoman for the actress said Friday that Blanchett and husband Andrew Upton have adopted a baby girl. Full Story
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    Katie Couric returning to NBC?

    New network news chief Andy Lack reportedly has good relationship with former 'Today’ co-host.