• Column: Lake Michigan King Salmon - 07/30/2015 11:07 PM EDT
    Our view: A loud roar for forgiveness

    07/31/2015 10:20 PM EDT
    The killing of Cecil the lion by an American big-game hunter is a regrettable incident. Whether this was illegal or not remains to be seen. As the world has become more and more aware of the environment and the loss of species, the hunting of prized rare animals in exotic locations by wealthy tourists is not particularly admired. 
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    Our Opinion: Health care should be a birthright
    07/30/2015 11:07 PM EDT - As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare the discussion of expanding the program and offering universal health care is resurfacing. It's not a new debate. Fifty years before Medicare's enactment, progressives had fought unsuccessfully for universal, government-provided health insurance, wrote Nancy Altman, founding co-director of Social Security Works, for the Huffington Post. Full Story

    Letters to the Editor

    07/31/2015 10:18 PM EDT
    DUI article was reprehensible I felt it was reprehensible to target John Shannahan's DUI (Under "Crime!"). How many DUI's don't include a Vermont State Police mug shot? The incident was unfortunate, but with all the good work John has done for the downtown, he didn't deserve this particular special attention. 
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    Letters to the Editor
    07/29/2015 10:03 PM EDT - Vets Home need help We, at The Vermont Veterans' Home, are seeking individuals interested in volunteering with weekly shopping trips (our transportation), bingo, off campus events, weekly in-house calendar events and much more. Trained by our superb Activities Department, you would be considered as a "force multiplier". Full Story

    Letters to the Editor
    07/27/2015 10:10 PM EDT - Thank you, Senator Leahy Many thanks to you, Senator Leahy, for your insightful commentary on the recent Iran deal. You offer many sensible reasons to support our administration's efforts in putting this together. For those reasons and more, we need to give peaceful solutions a chance. As Joel Stein wrote in Time Magazine on July 27, we have been taking all sorts of risks since 9-11-01. Full Story

    Letters to the Editor
    07/21/2015 11:15 PM EDT - Roses to SVMC doctors and nurses Roses to Ruth Rudnick, R.N., SVMC renal dialysis nurse manager for leading her unit to national recognition from the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission. Roses to Mike Welther, M.D., for stepping up to put Pownal, "on the medical map," as he prepares to lead the new SVHC medical practice in providing personalized care in our newest medical venue. Full Story

    Letters to the editor
    07/17/2015 10:28 PM EDT - Article was inappropriate and sensational The "Court" article in the Saturday July 11th Banner details a man's psychotic episode that occurred October 20th. It seems very inappropriate and sensationalist to draw attention to that. It is totally insensitive to an individual's struggle with mental illness and a family's efforts to find healing. Full Story

    Letter to the editor: Response to health care pieces
    07/16/2015 08:07 PM EDT - Response to health care pieces I would like to comment on two recent pieces in the Banner: First, Bob Stannard, who usually gets things right, says that Obamacare will provide universal health care. In truth, it will not. When Obamacare is fully implemented, there will still be 35,000,000 Americans without health insurance. Full Story

    Letters to the Editor
    07/13/2015 09:57 PM EDT - Decommissioning Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Vermont Yankee, safely and efficiently, is a very important issue for the entire region. It is crucial that all concerned, industry and government cooperate to make this happen as quickly as possible. With that as a goal, it's hard to understand why the State of Vermont tries to impede the process at every step. Full Story

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    Steven Moffat on 'Sherlock' special; how long series can go

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "Sherlock" fans have grown familiar with the waiting game between TV seasons, but they may be encouraged that show-runner Steven Moffat says he could see it "going on for a long while. Full Story
    J.J. Abrams broke his back filming 'Star Wars'

    The 'Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens' director reveals to Jon Stewart how the Millennium Falcon door that injured Harrison Ford on set also broke Abrams' back.