Editorial: Thanksgiving

In a world beset by seemingly inescapable human woes and suffering, how do we grasp those nuggets of thanks that keep us unbroken and make the morning shine?

Editorial: Leahy leaves a legacy ‘impossible to match’

The tributes started flowing moments after Sen. Patrick Leahy’s historic announcement Monday that he would retire after his current term ends in 2022.

Editorial: Vergennes truck bypass: It’s not an option to fail

In Vergennes, the fact that over 100 people attended a Nov. 4 forum on a new route for truck traffic to bypass the downtown is indicative of how critical it is to solve what is an untenable problem.

Editorial: COVID spike requires precaution

A large group of legislators are calling for Gov. Phil Scott to reinstate emergency measures and impose a mask mandate on a temporary basis to fend off a spike in Covid-19 cases.

Editorial: George Jaeger: ‘Education must be better & much deeper’

GEORGE JAEGER A dear friend to many of us Middlebury-area residents in the 60-plus crowd, George Jaeger led a fascinating life. Born in Vienna, Austria in 1926, the son of Frederick Jaeger who was a university professor of art, he and his family survived … (read more)

Editorial: Schools make a plea for support, patience & understanding

Vermont residents wouldn’t be wrong to look at the state of our schools today and surmise they are in crisis.

Editorial: Act 46: Process should respect the voices of each community

In a letter to the editor two weeks ago, Peter Conlon exercised his right to respond to this editorial writer’s support of Ripton, Lincoln, Starksboro and other smaller towns that want to keep their smaller schools open.

Editorial: Facebook in the hot seat

In sizzling testimony before a Senate subcommittee on consumer protection this Tuesday, Facebook whistle-blower Frances Haugen provided senators and the public with an inside look at how Facebook keeps its customers hooked to its feeds — even though it kn … (read more)

Editorial: Granting extra time in the Ripton withdrawal is a step in the right direction

The good news about the Vermont State Board of Education’s decision to ask the Ripton school board and the ACSD to revisit their relationship and see if they can work something out is that it buys everyone more time to work out a practical and reasonable … (read more)

Editorial: Driving downtown Middlebury’s success

If you haven’t taken a walk through Middlebury’s downtown recently, go now, while the warm days of early autumn make casual strolls enjoyable. Go to take in the beauty of the revamped town Green, the Triangle and Lazarus Parks, and imagine the potential f … (read more)

Editorial: Granting extra time in the Ripton withdrawal is a step in the right direction

The good news about the Vermont State Board of Education’s decision to ask the Ripton school board and the ACSD to revisit their relationship and see if they can work something out is that it buys everyone more time to work out a practical and reasonable … (read more)

Editorial: Driving downtown Middlebury’s success

If you haven’t taken a walk through Middlebury’s downtown recently, go now, while the warm days of early autumn make casual strolls enjoyable. Go to take in the beauty of the revamped town Green, the Triangle and Lazarus Parks, and imagine the potential f … (read more)

Editorial: With children in school, one issue dominates

As Congress grills the Biden administration on its troubled withdrawal from Afghanistan, as small businesses throughout Vermont and many parts of the nation struggle to hire enough employees to keep their businesses open, as housing prices rise and millio … (read more)

Editorial: Sanders: ‘We can move this world to a much better place’

When Sen. Bernie Sanders was in Middlebury this past Monday, he was indirectly answering a question recently posed by Republican Rep. Bruce Westerman of Arkansas when he exclaimed in mock horror last Thursday, as the House Natural Resources Committee bega … (read more)

Editorial: Of masking and accepted risk

Late Wednesday, the state mandated its masking policy continue for all schools through Oct. 4. That extends the previous policy that had called for masking in schools through the first two weeks. The extension is sound: the Delta variant is extremely cont … (read more)

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