• Health Matters: Caregiver burnout - 10/25/2016 05:44 PM EDT
    Obamacare is not 'blowing up' but faces big challenge

    10/26/2016 10:11 PM EDT
    The Affordable Care Act is "blowing up," Donald Trump claimed at a Tuesday rally, jumping on the government's announcement that premiums for a popular group of ACA plans will increase by 25 percent next year. "All of my employees are having a tremendous problem with Obamacare," he claimed. Well, no. 
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    Working class should listen to the message but reject this messenger
    10/24/2016 06:47 AM EDT - Working class Americans — especially working class white males — have rallied around Donald Trump this election season. And despite the ongoing spectacle playing out, apparently few have jumped off his dysfunctional, out-of-control campaign bandwagon. This, despite daily proofs that Mr. Trump is spectacularly under-qualified for the presidency — and that in his career, he has Full Story

    Letter to the editor: National debt is too high

    10/26/2016 02:48 PM EDT
    National debt is too high As of this date, the national debt of the United States of America is over $19 trillion and increasing every day. It is difficult for most of us to realize the magnitude of $1 trillion. To try and understand the magnitude of $1 trillion, imagine a nation that spends $1 million, each and every day, since the birth of Christ, 2,016 years ago. 
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    Letter to the editor: Voter be aware
    10/25/2016 06:01 PM EDT - Voter be aware Driving through Manchester, I've seen several lawns bristling with GOP lawn signs. More than once, though, the name Cynthia Browning can be spotted in their midst. Odd Isn't she running as a Democrat? There are two open seats in the House for Manchester, and three candidates. If Republicans count Browning among their own, any vote for her could help knock out progressive Democrat Full Story

    Letter to the editor: Opposed to school fund raising policy
    10/25/2016 05:56 PM EDT - Opposed to school fund raising policy Towards the end of the last school year, the fund-raising policy for the SVSU came before the Shaftsbury School Board. School board members and parents both raised concerns about the level of fund-raising activity in the school, as well as the underlying message it presents. Full Story

    Letter to the editor: Series champs and presidential winners
    10/25/2016 02:54 PM EDT - Series champs and presidential winners With the 2016 World Series set right now, it will be curious based on which league wins the World Series will determine as to whom wins the presidential election. I was first aware of the trend back in 1976. For the record, on presidential years starting with 1908 (the year the Cubs last won the World Series), there have been 27 World Series. Full Story

    Letter to the editor: Milne ad was tasteless
    10/25/2016 02:47 PM EDT - Milne ad was tasteless While the negativity of the Milne campaign up until now has sadly kept pace with the tone of national politics, the "DiCa" ad Milne debuted last week struck me as particularly tasteless. For those of you that haven't seen the web-only ad, a mosquito is shown biting Senator Leahy as a narrator explains Milne's opponent has contracted the "DiCa" virus from all his time in Full Story

    Letter to the editor: Supporting Botzow for State House
    10/25/2016 02:40 PM EDT - Supporting Botzow for State House We write to support Bill Botzow's re-election as State Representative for Pownal and Woodford. Two years ago Bill was very helpful to us and to all motorists who drive Route 7 in Pownal. We contacted Bill to request that he ask the Vermont DOT to change the road striping just north of our road intersection of Burrington Road/Oak Hill School Road from a dotted Full Story

    Letter to the editor: Sibillia for State House
    10/25/2016 02:37 PM EDT - Sibillia for State House I am writing as a colleague of Laura Sibilia in the Vermont House, and to say she has brought both a fresh vision and true independent thinking to the seat representing you is an understatement. From the day she began in January 2015, Laura demonstrated her commitment to addressing the challenges facing southeastern Vermont – economic and otherwise. Full Story

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    Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston split up

    Taylor Swift decides Tom Hiddleston isn’t the one after all and hands him his walking papers.