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If there is any truth to the old adage, "strength in numbers," then last Thursday's gathering of community service organizations was a hopeful sign that President Trump's deplorable budget proposal will land in the dustbin of history where it … more
The "war on journalism" being waged by our current president, his enablers and the Republican party hit rather close to home this week when a freelancer from Keene, N.H., received threats and disparaging comments, sometimes vile, via email and … more
Governor Phil Scott held off on ending some of Vermont's failed marijuana prohibition laws Wednesday, but said if the Legislature can make a few tweaks to S. 22 there may be a "path forward" in June during the veto session. The legalization would … more
On May 18, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 165 to 143 to ban from the permanent record comments made on May 4 by Rep. Debra Altschiller about her former colleague, Robert Fisher, and "rape culture" in the United States.This was a … more
Civil engineers have been warning us for decades that our nation's infrastructure is in desperate need of a major investment to fix crumbling roads and bridges, inadequate public transit systems, and failing wastewater facilities.According to the … more
For six years and running, Vermont has topped the Locavore Index produced by the Strolling of the Heifers.Now, this might seem like a rigged game, considering the Strolling of the Heifers is based in Brattleboro, but the Index is a compilation of a … more
It took long enough, but on Wednesday the Legislature voted to approve a bill that would legalize marijuana use for adults, allow them to grow a few plants in their own houses, and create a commission to study a regulated, taxable market. The House … more
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
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