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A spate of recent incidents involving misapprehensions and presumptions about people of color has compelled thinking Americans to re-examine the curse that has bedeviled this nation since before its … more
On Monday, four student journalists at The Register, the Burlington High School student newspaper, broke the news that the Vermont Agency of Education had filed six counts of unprofessional … more
As the midterm elections approach, one thing is clear: Neither the Trump administration nor Congress has done enough to deter Russia and other hostile foreign powers from interfering in the U.S. … more
The three days of testimony from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that concluded on Thursday were less a showcase for Kavanaugh, who delivered a steady, if evasive, performance, than a … more
State Rep. Kiah Morris, D-Bennington, the only African-American woman in the Vermont Legislature, has decided not to run for re-election to the state House.Rep. Morris has recently been subjected to … more
Most Americans receive the gift of United States citizenship the moment they enter the world, as a bonus for being fortunate enough to have been born within certain man-made boundaries. They don't … more
How essential is a free press to Vermont? So essential that when Vermont's founding fathers convened upstairs at Elijah West's Windsor Tavern in July 1777 to agree to a Constitution for the brand-new … more
When the news broke last week that former Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union Superintendent and Manchester resident Dan French had been appointed secretary of education, local educators and school … more
On Aug. 1, 2016, Sen. Patrick Leahy visited Manchester and Bennington during his campaign for re-election. His arrival kicked off a nine-day tour in which he set out to touch base in every county in … more
This being an election year, we hear about all sorts of worrisome trends in Vermont — its aging and shrinking population, its lack of affordable housing, and the way those factors are dragging … more
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