• Mount Snow EB-5 business plan approved - 05/27/2016 07:03 AM EDT
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    Our Opinion: Segregation battle must be fought again

    05/22/2016 10:03 PM EDT
    The fight to end school desegregation in the United States was long, ugly, painful and even bloody. The erosion of that victory has come silently, almost without notice. An unsettling report issued Tuesday by the General Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, concluded that public schools across the nation have become resegregated. 
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    A new chamber is needed
    05/20/2016 09:49 PM EDT - It may well be that the Manchester "brand" — to borrow from "marketing-speak" — is well enough established that the area can coast for a little while on previous investments made in building that. But, it's a little unnerving to be on the threshold of the crucial summer tourist season and not have a locally based central office set up to dispense information to would-be travelers and Full Story

    Editorial: Compassion, not restraints and jail
    05/19/2016 07:44 PM EDT - The news that Brattleboro Memorial Hospital was sanctioned by the Vermont Department of Licensing and Protection was distressing to any human being with a heart beat. And this is not because any one person in the emergency room purposefully did anything wrong or officers with the Brattleboro Police Department over-reacted when called to help with a mentally ill patient. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Two Vietnam war foes who made their marks
    05/15/2016 09:59 PM EDT - Two Vietnam-era figures died recently, one prominent until recent years, one who died unnoticed. As the Vietnam War continues to affect our public discourse 41 years after it ended, both should be acknowledged. The Reverend Daniel J. Berrigan, who passed in late April at the age of 94, was a Jesuit priest who interpreted the Scriptures as a call for political action. Full Story

    Editorial: Speaking truth about the coal industry
    05/12/2016 09:54 PM EDT - Hillary Clinton took a beating in West Virginia, losing the state to Sen. Bernie Sanders in the primary held there May 10. Her chances to win that coal-producing and economically depressed state were compromised after a parsed quote about coal's future in the United States was circulated by the media. Full Story

    Editorial: A Trump reboot? Impossible
    05/05/2016 09:03 PM EDT - Now that a reality-television star has all but secured their nomination, Republicans are scrambling to adjust — or hoping that Donald Trump will change. Not surprisingly, GOP Chairman Reince ("Winning is the antidote to a lot of things") Priebus was one of the first to hail the "presumptive @GOP nominee" Tuesday night on Twitter and call for party unity. Full Story

    Editorial: The Green Mountain State deserves better
    05/04/2016 10:05 PM EDT - By an overwhelming margin — 121 to 28 — representatives in the Vermont State House rejected a bill Tuesday that would have legalized the retail sale of marijuana for recreational use by those 21 years old and older. At the same time, the representatives refused to take a step toward to deconstructing the draconian drug laws that have be in place for going on four decades by Full Story

    Our Opinion: Unlike critics, Vietnam vet Kerry made an impact
    05/01/2016 09:56 PM EDT - Secretary of State and Vietnam War veteran John Kerry reflected upon Vietnam last week, and his insights followed a revealing fuss over his right to offer them. The former Massachusetts senator and Democratic presidential candidate spoke Wednesday at a Vietnam symposium held at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. Full Story

    Our opinion: How long is the fuse on Trump's powder keg
    04/29/2016 09:06 PM EDT - If you want a taste of what it will be like for the media to cover a Donald Trump administration, just ask GQ's Julia Ioffe, who has been receiving death threats and anti-Semitic insults since an article she wrote on Melania Trump, The Donald's wife, appeared a few days ago. It's no secret that Trump holds the media in contempt and has publicly sneered at it during his versammlungs, much to the Full Story

    Our Opinion: New Era for Banner, NENI
    04/21/2016 10:15 PM EDT - After two decades in which dramatic changes rocked the newspaper industry, The Bennington Banner and New England Newspapers Incorporated, which experienced all of those changes, have returned to local ownership. During those years, a digital revolution quickly transformed a business that had been print-based for centuries. Full Story