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Six years ago today, Vermont was still reeling from flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene at the tail end of August. At least three people died as a result of the storm. Many lost their homes or came close to doing so. Recovery efforts would take … more
The voters of Bennington, Pownal, Shaftsbury and Woodford had an opportunity in front of them to be stronger together, with a unified school district that mirrored the arrangement that has served the … more
Vermont's financial problems are serious and cannot be fixed by level-funding state budgets for a year, or borrowing from the state "rainy day fund. In fact, those strategies might have made things … more
In May of 1973, a 22-year-old kid sat riveted to a television at a B&B in Cuttingsville, Vermont. His future in-laws also stared in disbelief. They were there in preparation for their daughter's … more
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
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
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