Guest editorial: Health care alarm bells should be ringing

As an emergency doctor and a longtime observer of how policy decisions play out on the front line, I can say that the despair rings absolutely true, and should ring alarm bells at the highest levels. 

Ways of seeing: Titans of the arts taught curiosity

Like so many ancient trees in a sacred grove, the titans who have shaped my own history have fallen one by one in a mere matter of weeks: bell hooks, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, E.O. Wilson, Joan Didion, Sarah Weddington, Stephen Sondheim, Betty White and, j … (read more)

Eric Davis: Scott talks new issues, but not all

There are several important issues that Scott did not address in his speech. Other than acknowledging, and saying he respected, the Legislature’s decision to meet remotely for the first two weeks of the session, and stressing the importance of in-person l … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Hannaford board ignores public

I am writing to express concerns that the board of the Hannaford Career Center is creating obstacles to public comment, specifically at its two most recent meetings.

Letter to the editor: A message of unity in the New Year

Division. Really? Is it possible to divide the human family? I believe not, but it is impossible to deny the many attempts throughout history.

Faith Gong: Are We All ‘Home Alone’?

Thirty years after its release, Home Alone now feels like a prophetic clarion call about where our society was headed. And instead of listening, we laughed and called it must-watch holiday entertainment.

Editorial: On Jan. 6, ‘don’t look down’

It is to be hoped Jan. 6, 2021 will be a date that long resonates in our nation’s history.

Ways of seeing: Choosing ‘Yes, please, thank you’

After seven decades of trying to do it myself when things got rough, I got pretty good at turning down help when it was offered.

Jessie Raymond: Novice treasure hunter strikes pay dirt

This Christmas, Mark got me the world’s greatest gift: a metal detector.

Community forum: What the pandemic taught us about college affordability

What we do next is essential to the health of Vermont’s economy, the success of Vermont students, and the vitality of our brave little state.

Letter to the editor: Students not safe in school

I’m terrified to go to school. That’s really nothing new — I’m from a generation raised on school shooter drills, told that a strap on a door would protect us and that if all else failed, our books could be shields.

Letter to the editor: Middlebury fireworks appreciated

It was so good to see all the folks who turned out for Friday night’s New Year’s Eve fireworks in Middlebury.

Letter to the editor: Town majority wants mask law

I join Dr. Jack Mayer and the others who spoke up at the board’s Dec. 28 meeting in urging the selectboard to reconsider a mask mandate for public spaces in its jurisdiction.

Letter to the editor: Vermont falls short in true renewable energy efforts

I am a Bristol Energy Committee member and here are my thoughts on Vermont’s energy policy.

Letter to the editor: Middlebury really knows how to do fireworks

Hats off to the town of Middlebury and the American Legion for the fireworks display at the Recreation Park on New Year’s Eve. It was beautiful, very well done, and well attended. Ron Holmes Middlebury