Editorials
Our View: More than skiing at stake in climate crisis
Along Route 30 in Dummerston, just outside of Brattleboro, the lift chairs of Maple Valley ski area have sat motionless above the slope for years, patiently waiting to carry skiers up the hill. If …
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Our View: Woodford wise to revote on Act 46
Now that Woodford has decided to reconsider its proposed Act 46 school district merger with Bennington, Shaftsbury and Pownal — a proposal its voters defeated by just two votes on Nov. 7 …
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Our opinion: A legacy and a future, imperiled by a presidential decree
In another move that signals the current administration is more about rewarding the new generation of robber barons than serving the American public at large, the Tweeter in Chief declared on Monday …
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Letter: Dogs suffer in the cold, too

To the Editor:The cold weather and snow are finally here. Please bring your dogs in from the cold. They suffer from the biting winter weather as much as we do. If you must keep your dog outside, …

Letter: Student-staff ratio ignores realities

To the Editor:Recently, Gov. Phil Scott announced that he would like to shift the student to staff ratio of 1:4 to 1:5 in Vermont as his solution to the gap in our education fund. What I would like …

Letter: Time for a tax on meat, eggs, dairy

To the Editor:With the annual tax filing date just around the corner, pundits are searching for ways to make our tax code fairer and more reflective of our social incentives and burdens. In this …

Letter: Tax bill would burden those with disabilities

To the Editor:The "Tax Cut & Jobs Act" winding its way through Congress will seriously burden those of us who have a disability. We're already twice as likely to experience poverty, and this bill …

Letter: It's time for women to tell their stories

To the Editor: Now that Time Magazine has awarded their Person of the Year to the "Silence Breakers" who spoke out as part of the #MeToo campaign, and as a result of the scandals of Harvey Weinstein, …

Letter: Thanks for support of student bazaar

To the Editor:We at Molly Stark School would like to thank the following for their generosity. Because of people like you we had a very successful first annual Holiday Bazaar!Grace Christian School, …

Letter: An opportunity to honor veterans

To the Editor:Fellow residents of Bennington and the surrounding area, we are asking you to join us on National Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, Dec. 16 at noon at the Vermont Veterans' Home on …

Letter: DeVos and the problems of 'choice'

To the Editor:Few of President Trump's appointees have been as widely derided as Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. From the announcement of her appointment through the Senate confirmation hearings …

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Columnists
How Trump can win the GOP's great war of ideas

American conservatives are engaged in a generational struggle for the future. In the political press, with its preference for trivialization over ideas, this fight is portrayed as a mere clash of …

Get Outside: Snowflakes welcome

It snowed, it snowed! We won't be having a crusty, dried leaf Christmas after all.We all know that these winter holidays do not need to involve snow; it's just delightful to have it around, is it …

The Outside Story: Cluster Flies

So here's my movie concept: during a laboratory accident, a scientist exchanges his DNA with a fly. Over the next few weeks, our hero slowly shrinks in size and transforms into an insect with black …

Graves Registry: Our really bad Santa

It may be beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but it sure doesn't feel much like it. I doubt that even those among us who recognized Donald Trump as a consummate con man totally unfit for any …

Come see what makes America great

It's past time that folks in the West extended an invitation to the president to get outdoors. A little time in the backcountry has a way of helping us remember who we are and where we come from. …

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