Editorials
Another view: We still need an election-system upgrade
One of American elections' biggest vulnerabilities can be found in one of the most obvious places: the voting machines themselves. The country's voting infrastructure may not have been tampered with …
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Another view: Veterans Day is a fitting reminder of the values we cherish and defend
It was Election Day when they brought the remains of Maj. Brent Taylor back home from Afghanistan, days after he had been killed in that country, where he was serving as a National Guard officer. A …
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Another view: Don't send troops. Send judges.
President Donald Trump has based his midterm election campaign on the specter of an "invasion" by immigrants marching from Central America to the southern border. His demagoguery is disgusting and …
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Letter: End mutual blame, and find answers

To the Editor:We as a society need to stop blaming each other for the ills of the country and come together in search of answers. We are wasting time as the problems mount and get worse. When you …

Letter: Bates thanks voters

To the Editor:I want to express how grateful I am to the constituency of Bennington District 2-1 for electing me to the Vermont House of Representatives. My commitment is to be visible, accessible …

Letter: Protect wildlife - everything connects

To the Editor: The United States is facing a wildlife conservation crisis. While we have seen some successes with population restoration for bald eagles and arctic graylings, thousands of other …

Letter: Enough is enough

To the Editor:And now the "Thousand Oaks Shooting."How much more grief for the dismal condition of our country can we bear?As Jim Carroll asked in his great letter last week, "So what do we do? …

Letter: Durfee thanks voters

To the Editor:I would like to thank the voters of Shaftsbury, Glastenbury, and Sunderland for electing me to be their next State Representative. As a first-time candidate, I am grateful for the …

Letter: The opioid crisis and open adoption

To the Editor:November is National Adoption Awareness Month. Friends in Adoption, a community resource located in Poultney and working throughout the country, is bringing awareness to the impact of …

Letter: Brownell thanks Pownal, Woodford

To the Editor:I would like to thank everyone that came out to vote on Tuesday, despite the weather.The turnout was a testament to the fact that the residents of Pownal and Woodford truly care about …

Letter: To help the planet, reject plastic foam

To the Editor:It is time that we end our dependency on plastic.What many call "Styrofoam" is in fact a complex plastic known as expanded polystyrene or EPS foam. The construction, pharmaceutical, and …

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Columnists
Patricia Moulton: Earning and learning: Apprenticeships and access

Vermont has one of the highest high school graduation rates in the nation. We also have one of the lowest rates in the country for high school grads entering college. At a time when two-thirds of …

Kathy Dockum | Health Matters: Inspiration for quitting tobacco

You already know that smoking is the number one most preventable cause of death in the United States. You have heard the long list of diseases — from cancer to heart disease to chronic …

Scott Funk | Boomer Funk: Bacon vegetarian

A little over a year ago, I stopped eating meat. Since then, I have stuck to a vegetable diet, lost around 15 pounds, and feel both healthier and more energetic. However, I have not really become …

William Fritch: Antibiotic resistance in Vermont

Antibiotic resistant bacteria are not a problem of the future. They're here now and they're making Vermonters sick.On Oct. 23, the Vermont Department of Health posted a health advisory on their …

Alden Graves | Graves Registry: Donald Trump defused

I love train movies. One of my favorites is "Von Ryan's Express," a 1965 war thriller about an attempt by escaped Allied prisoners of war, led by a cocky American colonel played quite well by Frank …

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