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Mother's Day is Sunday. By now you've probably read a dozen articles and opinion pieces on what the day "really means," what it ought to mean instead, who really started it, and how it should be celebrated. Likewise you've probably been told at … more
We've all experienced this to some degree at work: The boss asks you to take on some minor duty, some trifling thing that you'll barely notice having to do. You agree, knowing that it has to be done and that it really isn't asking all that much. A … more
In Vermont, a professed Republican is really just a moderate Democrat. This came across loud and clear when Gov. Phil Scott was in Brattleboro last week for the Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce's annual Lunch with the Governor.It's actually quite a … more
This is the time of the legislative session when everything is in motion and where it all ends up often comes as a surprise.That's what happened when the Senate voted to use money originally dedicated to the cleanup of Lake Champlain to pay for a … more
National drugged driving deaths surpassed drunken driving deaths for the first time ever back in 2015, according to recent information released by the Governors Highway Safety Association and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility … more
Numerous economic development reports in recent years have highlighted the need to curb Vermont's declining population of younger workers, many of whom are leaving because they can't find good-paying jobs. Meanwhile, employers say there are … more
The Senate Appropriations Committee last Friday decided that Vermonters would not mind paying a bit more next year in property taxes.The committee passed a proposal to shift almost $8 million in teachers' retirement costs from the general fund to … more
The opioid addiction epidemic spreading through Vermont and across the nation can seem overwhelming — a complex, multi-layered problem that is rife with disheartening, tragic stories of fatal overdose victims and family and friends left … more
With winter firmly in the rear-view mirror everyone can now look forward to warmer days and more time outside enjoying the song birds, the fresh air and the smell of wildflowers. But within those wildflowers and tall grass that look so inviting … more
National monuments might not seem like a local issue, but to quote a great American songwriter — "This land is your land, this land is my land."On Wednesday, the president signed off an executive order requiring the Secretary of the Interior … more
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