• Vermonter Abroad: Transitions - 04/24/2015 09:26 PM EDT
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    Roses & Thorns: Roses to Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser

    04/25/2015 10:06 AM EDT
    ROSES to Bowl for Kids Sake, the 28th annual fundraiser for Bennington County Big Brothers Big Sisters, slated for all day Saturday at Bennington Lanes. Proceeds raised during the annual event go toward recruiting BBBS volunteers, providing background checks for prospective volunteers, and conducting training. 
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    Another Opinion: Time for Plan B
    04/23/2015 07:19 PM EDT - It's almost too easy to throw rocks at Vermont Health Connect, Vermont's state-designed health insurance website, . Out of deference to the people who have no doubt labored long and hard to try and get the insurance exchange up and running smoothly, we'll resist the urge to once again express our bafflement at how so much money could have been spent without completion. Full Story

    Your Opinion

    04/26/2015 04:02 PM EDT
    Support PBS As our statewide public television station, Vermont PBS (formerly Vermont Public Television) is a unique organization because its reach is so broad. Vermont PBS provides nearly every household in the state with access to educational, local and world class programming for viewers of every age. 
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    Letter: Vermont PBS is a resource
    04/24/2015 09:37 PM EDT - Vermont PBS is a resource Until recently it was my privilege to lead Vermont PBS through a year of transition, and I came to realize what an extraordinary resource it is for our state. Vermont PBS is available to every household in Vermont, free of charge and free of commercialism. It delivers world-class programs for every interest and age group. Full Story

    Letter: Celebrate National Pet Week
    04/24/2015 09:37 PM EDT - Celebrate National Pet Week Always the first full week in May, National Pet Week is dedicated to celebrating the over 200 million pets that enrich our lives. This is especially true in Vermont, which tops the nation in pet ownership. Created in 1981 by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Auxiliary AVMA, National Pet Week is a time to honor the many roles pets have in our lives Full Story

    Letter: Open letter to Governor Shumlin
    04/24/2015 09:37 PM EDT - Open letter to Governor Shumlin I am confused are you interested in investing in the future of Vermont, its communities and children, or are you not? You say that you do not support mandatory school consolidation, yet you support the current draft of bill H.361, which is now in the hands of the Senate Education Committee. Full Story

    Letter: Equal pay partnerships work
    04/23/2015 09:19 PM EDT - Equal pay partnerships work When Doris and Don Fisher opened their small retail store in 1969, they each put up $21,000 in savings and, without even discussing it, paid each other the same salary. That's how equal partnerships work. Today, you know the Fishers' company as Gap Inc. Following Doris and Don's lead, the company continues to pay the women and men who work there dollar for dollar for Full Story

    Letter: Frustrated with the sugar beverage tax bill
    04/23/2015 09:19 PM EDT - Frustrated with the sugar beverage tax bill I am writing to express my frustration with bill H.24, the sugar sweetened beverage tax bill. After hearing it had been reduced to a half cent per ounce, I was beginning to resign myself to the excise tax, as the deficit is large and over consumption of sweetened beverages is detrimental to our health. Full Story

    Letter: Questions about vote
    04/24/2015 09:38 AM EDT - Questions about vote MAU board meetings used to be held Mondays, then were changed to Wednesdays. Last week, I was informed it would be on Tuesday, starting with the executive session at 6 p.m. Tuesday evenings from 5 to 6:30, I have a yoga class. I decided to go to my yoga class, thereby missing the executive session. Full Story

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    Hundreds of German cinemas refuse to show 'Avengers' film

    BERLIN (AP) — Several hundred movie theaters in Germany have refused to screen the new "Avengers" film in a dispute over rental fees with Disney. Full Story