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Vermonters were horrified to learn about the deaths of two people in Townshend, apparently shot to death after a drug-fueled party in Bellows Falls.The details of the deaths of Steven Lovely, 43, and … more
For many, high school is the first phase of life in which they can really screw things up for themselves. While middle-schoolers are perfectly capable of making awful choices with disastrous long-term consequences, only in high school do the … more
Moneyball politics took a great leap forward when the Supreme Court opened the door to campaign contributions from corporations and unions in the 2010 case Citizens United v. FEC. Now the … more
Airports such as Bennington's William H. Morse State Airport are more than a convenience for people fortunate enough to own planes, or a nice perk for a community. They are bona-fide economic … more
Early this month, Facebook announced the first hard evidence of Russian efforts to spread disinformation over social media during the election: 470 fake accounts and pages, which paid $100,000 to run … more
From all accounts — former teachers, her fiance and the families of her special education students in Manhattan Beach, Calif. — Sandy Casey was a truly special and gifted young woman with … more
On Thursday, the Pownal School Board failed to warn a November vote on whether to bring the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union into compliance with Act 46. The proposal was to create a unified pre-K … more
The annual Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival finished its 22nd year this past weekend, and it did not disappoint. The festival, dubbed "Garlicfest" by many, drew a reported 9,600 people to the area on Saturday. The sun was shining, … more
A quirky thing about government programs is that, in addition to costs, there are benefits, the latter of which may also include revenue. Yet in the case of U.S. refugee programs, xenophobes seeking an upper hand in the Trump administration have … more
This page doesn't often agree with President Donald Trump, but we're on board with his observation that most Americans oppose deportation for "dreamers" - young undocumented immigrants, mainly in their teens and 20s, in most cases brought to the … more
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