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 …
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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…
This is what the Bangor Daily News had to say recently about the Senate bill aimed at reducing gun violence:
In this space, we will always present a shield in protection of the First Amendment.
During the past few weeks, we have watched as the House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection has been presenting evidence that led up to and followed the Jan. 6, 2021, incident.
Recently, Vermont Public Interest Research Group gave ranked choice voting a test drive in a mock primary election.
A Supreme Court decision this week caught our attention. It could have significant implications right here in Vermont.
This is what the Portland Press Herald in Maine had to say recently about cutting gun violence:
Candidates near and far have been reaching out to this newspaper, trying to get a sense of which way the political winds are blowing.
This is what the Los Angeles Times had to say on the Senate’s action on gun safety:
In every election, there is a lot at stake.
This is what The Boston Globe said recently about free school meals:
It was compelling even if the images — visual and spoken — were awful.
Across this state, communities have been pushing for equity for all of our citizens.
Just when we thought the nation could not get more politically charged …
One of the silver linings that came out of the pandemic was the clear need for high-speed internet along every “last mile” of the state.
Candidates for federal and statewide offices, as well as the Vermont Legislature, have been getting an earful from residents, especially Vermonters living on fixed or low incomes. The struggle of inflation is real.
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 …
This is what Hearst Connecticut Media had to say about the recent spate of catalytic converter thefts. Vermont has also seen a sharp uptick in both catalytic converter thefts, and damage to or thefts from motor vehicles.
We're pretty good here in Vermont about being mindful about recycling. It is in our genes. Depression-era residents used to keep everything, from small jars for nails, to the nails themselves after they were retrieved from old boards.
This is what the Bangor Daily News had to say about the University of Maine System hiding bad news:
This weekend we remember those who have fallen while serving our country. The holiday, originally known as Decoration Day, started after the Civil War to honor the Union and Confederate dead.
Like clockwork, trolls have made a terrible situation worse.
Once again, as a nation, we are left heartbroken.
The upcoming holiday weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. That means there likely will be plenty of gatherings with friends and family.
Hearst Connecticut Media wonders if it is time to remove phones from classrooms?
We are living in challenging times. Certainly, there are plenty of things to be stressed about, and we are often left wondering when this merry-go-round of chaotic news cycles will subside long enough for us to stop and smell the lilacs.
We had hoped (along with, we suspect, much of the rest of the city) that the March election had put an end to the Board of School Commissioners making a ridiculous spectacle out of city politics.
So everything is back to normal. Except it’s not. At all.
In this excerpt, The New York Times argues that the Buffalo shooting was not a random act of violence but an extreme worldview:
This is what Hearst Connecticut Media had to say recently on whether girls lacrosse players should wear helmets. The answer: Of course they should.
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 …
May is National Nurses Month — prior to 2020, it was a week-long observation, beginning on May 6 and ending on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday.
Sen. Patrick Leahy took to the floor of the U.S. Senate today in defense of the Women’s Health Protection Act. The vote is expected to fail.
This week, The Pulitzer Prizes were announced.
This is what the Bangor Daily News had to say recently about a decision by the state of Maine that cost $200,000 in settlements:
This is what the Brattleboro Reformer had to say recently about being a centrist:
It will be interesting to see what happens come the Nov. 8 election.
The question becomes: What does the leaked decision indicating the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade mean for Vermont?
People were in a daze on Tuesday.
This is what the Bangor Daily News had to say about Maine’s lawmakers as of late:
Vermont’s own Sen. Bernie Sanders has been sounding the alarm over the cost of a college education for some time.
The sun is out and the temperature wants desperately to get above 50 degrees for more than a day or two. For as frustrating as this spring has been to Vermonters, it has been especially challenging for Vermont’s farmers.
Are we ready for this new era of censorship?
We are grateful that more communities around Vermont have been adopting the Declaration of Inclusion.
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…
A study issued this week suggests that climate change and habitat loss from big agriculture are combining to swat down global insect populations.
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.
WDEV radio talk show host Dave Gram, of Montpelier, talks about the pandemic and how it has been affecting him and his life.
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.