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Our collective horror over the events in Charlottesville was deep and palpable. But just as pressing was the question: "What can we do about it?" One of the videos that made the rounds on social media soon after was a Saturday Night Live clip with … more
Back in the 1990s, I was at the big BMW Motorcycle Owner's of America rally in Moodus, Conn., when I overheard a woman declare that her butt was busted after riding from the Midwest to New England.We were standing in front of the Corbin seat vendors … more
The day after the initial Charlottesville hate storm — the one starring jarringly clean-cut, angry, young white men — I heard from friends horribly alarmed at the surreal events exploding in a town known colloquially as Cville. Many … more
I first met Robbie Merfeld decades ago when we were both trying to extend our youth, playing hockey with a bunch of men who mostly had a lot more enthusiasm than talent for the game. Merfeld left a lasting impression on me because of the way he … more
It's late summer, kids are headed back to school, and the scammers are back (not that they ever left). Alerts have been posted by the Federal Trade Commission, AARP Fraud Watch, the Better Business Bureau and others for three major scams that have … more
What a stupid stupid man.Once again, if you walked into a voting booth and checked the box with this buffoonistic cretin's name and you haven't confessed your sins and asked humanity to forgive you, then sorry, you're no better than he is.This … more
Vermont is fortunate to have an established system of outpatient care for people who are recovering from opioid addiction. In fact, our state's Hub and Spoke system has been nationally recognized as a model for other states struggling with the … more
Among the most notable martyrs to the Clean Water Act are names that few recall: Ocie and Corey Mills, John Pozsgai, John Rapanos and most recently, John Duarte. All of them were dragged into years-long battles with the Federal government — … more
Sometimes we never get to know the difference we may make to someone. But this past Christmas, it seems that a group of us did make a difference — and we received it right back, multiplied.Our Hallowell Singers better known for our hospice … more
Finding a solution for the seasonal overflow shelter in Brattleboro for the upcoming winter season is a relief for many in the community. The primary purpose of the SOS is to provide warm shelter for those who have no place to go during the coldest … more
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