• The Outside Story: Catch and release - 07/21/2016 01:11 PM EDT
  • The View From My Place: Fear the bugs - 07/21/2016 12:52 PM EDT
    Our Opinion: Gift to Erdogan is problematic for foes and US

    07/24/2016 09:16 PM EDT
    Turkish President Recep Erdogan called the failed military coup against him a "gift from God," and it is a gift that keeps on giving. The gleeful leader is putting the U.S., his ostensible ally, in a difficult spot. As the U.S. has learned the hard way, nothing is ever simple in the Middle East. The putting down of a military coup against a democratically elected government should, for example, 
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    Editorial: The heroes lost in Baton Rouge
    07/22/2016 10:10 PM EDT - Montrell Jackson was 32 and married with a 4-month-old baby. He had been a Baton Rouge police officer for 10 years and was president of his Denham Springs neighborhood association. Matthew Gerald, 41, had served in the Marines and the Army and did three tours in Iraq without being harmed. He and his wife celebrated their fourth anniversary two weeks ago. Full Story

    Letter to the editor: Thanks for disc golf coverage

    07/21/2016 03:58 PM EDT
    Thanks for disc golf coverage Thank you for the article on the growth of disc golf in Manchester. I would like to thank the Bennington Banner and the Manchester Journal for doing the article. Thanks to Steven Bassin for coming out and doing the article. I would also like to thank the sponsors who made this possible. 
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    Letter to the editor: Supporting Dunne and Smith
    07/20/2016 12:54 PM EDT - Supporting Dunne and Smith I am writing in support of two candidates running for statewide office; Matt Dunne for governor and Shap Smith for Lt. Gov. There are others running in the primary and I'm proud to say that I'm friends with all of them, which makes this endorsement all the more difficult. It's not easy to choose when they are all very qualified. Full Story

    Letter to the editor: Barbara McIntyre will be missed by many
    07/20/2016 11:23 AM EDT - Barbara McIntyre will be missed by many Last week we heard about the passing of Barbara Macintyre. Barb was more than a friend, and a loss of anyone is always sad. But, Barb's passing is symbolic because, while she never achieved fame and fortune, she stood tall among us and fought for the rights of working people and the poor. Full Story

    Letter to the editor: A case for Turkey's coup
    07/20/2016 11:20 AM EDT - A case for Turkey's coup If China's economy is "capitalist with Chinese characteristics" then perhaps Turkey can best be described as "democratic with Turkish characteristics." While no modern democracy is perfect, Turkey in particular seems to have established their own peculiar pattern for democratic subsistence: a decennial ousting of political leadership. Full Story

    Letter to the editor: Democrat record
    07/19/2016 07:03 AM EDT - Democrat record I see the Democrats are flying a party banner this year. Let me say I read where the real median income has dropped 2.5 percent over the last three years. Vermont ranks number 8 paying 10.2 percent in taxes. It has also been reported Vermont is the only state to see a decline in population last year. Full Story

    Letter to the editor: Vote for Zuckerman
    07/18/2016 12:08 PM EDT - Vote for Zuckerman State Senator David Zuckerman is running for Lieutenant Governor. Last fall I met him at a spaghetti dinner, at a local church, and again when he introduced Karenna Gore, who was the Earth Day speaker, at Southern Vermont College. An Environmental Studies graduate of UVM, he is an organic farmer in Hinesburg. Full Story

    Letter to the editor: Republicans' best choice
    07/18/2016 12:05 PM EDT - Republicans' best choice This year's primary election presents a rare chance for the Republican Party and for independent voters skeptical of the failed Shumlin policies to choose a candidate who promises to be something different than a mere continuation of the status quo. The obvious choice to achieve a new direction for Vermont is Bruce Lisman. Full Story