This week, a chrous of Vermont medical organizations and health care leaders urged Republican Gov. Phil Scott and the Vermont General Assembly to denounce proposals to restrict access to gender care.
For many years now, our newspapers have been produced with high-speed internet connections. We call it “the cloud.” Thanks to that technology, our journalists consistently have been able to work remotely during this pandemic, gathering information and logging onto Zoom meetings in order to p…
We commend Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders in joining the bid to get the federal government out of the fossil-fuel business.
This pandemic has been hard on every Vermonter — some more than others.
There are so many questions right now about the best order in which to restart the economy. The priorities are different from state to state.
If you hate numbers, stop reading.
We commend members of the Vermont House of Representatives for unanimously passing a resolution formally apologizing for the state government’s role in the eugenics movement of the early 20th century.
It is Easter weekend. Because of the pandemic, it is not a traditional holiday weekend.
The Los Angles Times had this to say on several bills throughout the U.S. looking to ban transgender students from competing in girls’ sports on all school levels:
After months of back-room consideration, there will be a plan announced to begin charging a fee on Vermonters who leave uninspected and unregistered vehicles that are in plain sight of our public roads. The plan — a Junker Tax — would have two consequences: to clean up the Vermont landscape …
A new poll of attitudes toward COVID vaccinations shows Americans are growing more enthusiastic about being vaccinated.
We may be at a once-in-a-generation position to do something about poverty in this nation.
The pandemic has changed how we see the world — literally.
Vermont needs more Vermonters.
No one seems too excited about the U.S. Postal Service plans to achieve financial sustainability announced this week.
Most of us are thinking ahead to gardens, lawns, and spring and summer projects. It’s like that every winter, but this winter felt more acute with the pandemic outside the door, adding to the chill in the air.
The Senate did the right thing by giving approval to S.15 — a bill to make it easier for eligible Vermont voters to participate in elections.
We still have work to do as a newspaper and as a member of the mainstream media. The system remains broken, but not of our doing. You, as readers, suffer.
This is what the New York Times had to say about the F-35:
How are you feeling? A little sluggish? And you’re only three days into daylight savings time, where you lost just one precious hour? (Although, we are all into 12 months lost to the coronavirus.)
This week marks the anniversary of the lockdown caused by COVID-19 that has come to reshape our lives. Now, with a “new normal” well established, we look forward to getting back to a semblance of our year-ago lives.
It has been a tragic winter, a tragic pandemic.
With all of the seriousness going on in the world these days, it is nice when some levity falls from the sky, so to speak.
Here in Vermont, we are coming off the one week of the year that is democracy in one of its purest forms: Voters chart the course for towns and school districts for another year.
Waste not, want not, as the saying goes.
Were those high winds that ripped across the region actually the winds of change?
It’s Town Meeting Day. You know because we’ve got muddy roads, there is sap flowing, and the snowbanks are starting to show why we need Green Up Day. It is like clockwork, this little tradition of ours.
Sarah Galbraith has a story in this week’s Magazine about a local farm changing hands from one generation to the next. It is an inspiring story of young people stepping up.
For weeks, we have been espousing the importance of being involved in the local municipal and school budget processes. The decisions being made today are very much going to dictate how communities fare in the days and months to come. The pandemic has shifted priorities, and put fresh emphasi…
It has been interesting to watch the Raider debate unfold around Rutland. The push to change the mascot has been met with equal parts support and opposition. Those in favor of the change are firmly planted in the camp of seeking social justice, arguing the imagery can be perceived as insensi…
The election cycle in many communities across Vermont has taken some unusual twists this town meeting season. It seems indicative of our times.
The impeachment trial in the Senate has put us back in thick partisan weeds again. And as has become our way, we are casting aspersions — from both sides — like live grenades.
You encounter people around Vermont who still have had not had to cope with a COVID-19 death. Almost a year into the pandemic most of us have known someone who had COVID, for sure. There are others who kept on despite symptoms (a bad idea, by the way). And then there are those who are being …
This is and edited version of what the Kaiser Health Network had to say about re-exposure to COVID:
It is alarming to see that the number of COVID cases is not going down. We have been banking on the opposite. We are looking to have the economy restart. We are looking forward to local winter sports. We were hoping the vaccine distribution would start to stem the flow of cases.
It is unfortunate that a matter of days into Black History Month, racism made headlines in Vermont again.
In recent days, several letter writers have voiced the opinion that they feel they can breathe more easily with Joe Biden as our 46th president.
Something is way out of whack.
Believe it or not, the pandemic has not been all bad.
In the last few weeks, since the insurrection and the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, these newspapers have received concerning calls and emails. For the most part, the interactions have centered on “the media” being “the enemy of the people.” With that have come some bold reque…
Once again, Bernie went from iconic to historic.
This week, Gov. Phil Scott committed $3 million in the Working Lands program to help farmers, producers, markets and co-ops that make up Vermont’s food system.
Most local and school budgets are being considered or have been approved by local boards in advance of March 2, Town Meeting Day. And in most cases, we know who is running for municipal and school board seats.
On Monday morning, members of the states press corps got a reality check via email.
For years now, State Treasurer Beth Pearce has served the state of Vermont well.
Bernie broke the internet.
What a week. And now what a weekend.
“Enough is enough is enough,” said President-elect Joe Biden after his address to the nation Wednesday afternoon as a mob of Trump supporters attempted to seize control of the U.S. Capitol.
There have been incidents appearing in articles and police logs in recent weeks that would suggest that we’re not handling our stress very well. In fact, indications are that we need to take a chill pill.
Five Questions With
Just over three months ago we started “Five Questions With ...” to put a human face to this pandemic. Today marks the final installment in this stage of the project, but it will continue with a new set of questions more focused on Vermont’s recovery. Here, Paul Costello, of Montpelier, offer…
Alayna Martel, of Barre Town, is a registered nurse at UVM Medical Center. She talks about how, as a frontline workers, her life has been affected by the pandemic.
Gayle Townsend-Lang, of Rutland, works full time wearing many hats for the Rutland City Public Schools as “Miss Gayle.” Here she talks about how she has been affected by the pandemic.
Yankee Notebook columnist Willem Lange, of East Montpelier, talks about how he has been affected by self-isolation and the pandemic.
CPA Thomas Lauzon, of Barre, discusses how his life has been affected by the pandemic and self-isolation. Earlier this spring Lauzon was named to the governor’s Economic Mitigation & Recovery Task Force.
Chrispin White, of Rutland, discusses how he has been adapting to self-isolation and how the pandemic has been affecting him.
Christina Sweet, of Rutland, discusses how she and her family have been affected by the pandemic and self-isolation over these months.
Educator and Vermont Mountaineers General Manager Brian Gallagher, of East Montpelier, discusses how the pandemic has affected his life. Earlier this spring, the Mountaineers’ organizers announced they would cancel the 2020 season.
Salon owner and fitness instructor April Rogers Farnham, of Plainfield, talks about how she has been affected by self-isolation.
Barre Partnership Executive Director Tracie Lewis talks about self-isolation and how the pandemic has been affecting her life.
Montpelier writer Thomas Greene discusses how he has been affected by self-isolation and the pandemic.
Drew Smith, of Rutland, talks about self-isolation and how the pandemic has affected his life.
Jessica Van Orman talks about her experience in self-isolation and how the pandemic has affected her life.
Artist Jen Rondinone, of Rutland, reflects on self-isolation and how the pandemic has affected her and her family.
Mark Breen, the "Eye on the Sky" guy from the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury, shares his thoughts in self-isolation and how the pandemic has been affecting his life.
Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe discusses how self-isolation and the pandemic have affected his life.
Executive Director of the Paramount Bruce Bouchard, of Rutland, talks about how his life has been affected by the pandemic and its consequences.
Stay-at-home mom and low-income advocate Roni Lynn Shrout, of Montpelier, discusses how the pandemic has affected her family.
Carrie Allen, of Rutland, explains how she has been coping with self-isolation and what she hopes will come from it after the pandemic is over.
Vermont cartoonist Tim Newcomb provides a bit of levity to his answers about self-isolation and how he is coping.
Recovery Vermont’s Melissa Story, of Montpelier, shares her thoughts on self-isolation and how it has affected her.
Major Jackson is a poet and professor at the University of Vermont. He lives in South Burlington.
Former governor Jim Douglas shared his thoughts on self-isolation.
Danziger: Five Questions With