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It is almost a sure thing that President Trump's proposed elimination of a federal low-income heating assistance program absolutely critical to New England won't survive the budget process.But that the elimination is even on the table, and that the … more
Collecting fuel debris — nuclear fuel that has melted and fallen down from its original position — is cited as the most difficult hurdle to decommissioning Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.'s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power … 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
Though the day-time temperatures have dropped considerably since Monday and Tuesday, it would behoove us, with more hot days on the way, to remember that intense heat can kill. We were reminded of this fact on Tuesday when the Brattleboro Police … more
Whether the United States participates or not, it is clear that the Paris Climate Accord has brought the world to the doorstep of a new era of energy production and consumption. At least, we can hope that is the case.With the imperatives of climate … more
A major public-health danger that languished for too long is at last getting more attention. Antibiotic resistance, the tendency of bacteria to fight back against antibiotics, has been known to exist for decades but was often met with complacency, … more
Several years ago, a company based in Maine wanted to build a biomass/wood pellet manufacturing facility in Pownal at the former Green Mountain Race Track. What followed was more than a year of public hearings, permit applications, and … more
The Senate adjourned for its August break on Thursday, closing an unproductive half-year that underscored a fundamental truth about U.S. politics: The country cannot be governed from the fringes. If much is to get done — and there is much to … more
With astonishing rapidity, the violent events at Charlottesville, Virginia, have accelerated an already intense debate over what to do with hundreds of Confederate monuments and related statuary across the United States.After officials removed four … more
The Democratic Party is a study in frustration — at Donald Trump, at the public's unwillingness to see problems they consider unmistakable, and to make matters worse, at themselves.Central to their internal angst is House Minority Leader Nancy … more
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