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In a matter of minutes, we received back-to-back news releases following the announcement that the Supreme Court limited the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate carbon emissions from power plants. The court’s three liberal justices, in dissent, stated that the majority had …

With abortion now — or soon to be — illegal in over a dozen states, and restricted in many more, there’s increased concern regarding tech companies collecting personal details of their users. There are increased calls to limit that tracking and surveillance.

Our letters to the editor box runneth over with Vermonters opining and ranting about the U.S. Supreme Court decision last week to overturn Roe v. Wade. We were not expecting to receive an email informing us of the passing of a champion of the landmark decisions to legalize abortion some deca…

At 11 a.m. Saturday, the Rainbow Bridge Community Center will hold its grand opening in downtown Barre. Located on Main Street, the nonprofit center, which is supported by grants and donations, serves as a meeting place for the LGBTQI+ community. It has a lounge, a kitchen, a work space and …

There have been some tragedies in the news lately. Police have been investigating a shooting Monday in Springfield, where a resident was shot in the leg. There have been some high-profile road rage incidents on our state roads and interstates, as well as a shooting incident between vehicles …

For comic strip connoisseurs, the year 1995 was a rough one. Gary Larson ended The Far Side on the first of the year. If that wasn’t traumatic enough, the year concluded much the way it began — with a legendary comic strip taking a final bow. On Dec. 31, 1995, Bill Watterson ended the 10-yea…

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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…

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Marlee Brunton, of Middlesex, talks about the pandemic and its effects on her family.

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Marlee Brunton, of Middlesex, talks about the pandemic and its effects on her family.

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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.

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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.

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Yankee Notebook columnist Willem Lange, of East Montpelier, talks about how he has been affected by self-isolation and the pandemic.

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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.

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Chrispin White, of Rutland, discusses how he has been adapting to self-isolation and how the pandemic has been affecting him.

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Christina Sweet, of Rutland, discusses how she and her family have been affected by the pandemic and self-isolation over these months.

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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.

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Cat Heatley, of Rutland, talks about how her life has been affected by the pandemic in recent weeks.

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Cat Heatley, of Rutland, talks about how her life has been affected by the pandemic in recent weeks.

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Salon owner and fitness instructor April Rogers Farnham, of Plainfield, talks about how she has been affected by self-isolation.

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Barre Partnership Executive Director Tracie Lewis talks about self-isolation and how the pandemic has been affecting her life.

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Montpelier writer Thomas Greene discusses how he has been affected by self-isolation and the pandemic.

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Drew Smith, of Rutland, talks about self-isolation and how the pandemic has affected his life.

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Jessica Van Orman talks about her experience in self-isolation and how the pandemic has affected her life.

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Artist Jen Rondinone, of Rutland, reflects on self-isolation and how the pandemic has affected her and her family.

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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.

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Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe discusses how self-isolation and the pandemic have affected his life.

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Executive Director of the Paramount Bruce Bouchard, of Rutland, talks about how his life has been affected by the pandemic and its consequences.

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WDEV radio talk show host Dave Gram, of Montpelier, talks about the pandemic and how it has been affecting him and his life.

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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.

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Vermont cartoonist Tim Newcomb provides a bit of levity to his answers about self-isolation and how he is coping.

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Recovery Vermont’s Melissa Story, of Montpelier, shares her thoughts on self-isolation and how it has affected her.

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Major Jackson is a poet and professor at the University of Vermont. He lives in South Burlington.