Editorial

Thanksgiving Day marks the beginning of what is likely the most unusual end-of-the-year holiday period most of us will see in our lifetime.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Americans are being urged to cancel their traditional plans to visit family and friends for the holidays and to stay...
As Vermont and the country see an unprecedented rise in the number of coronavirus infections the need to support local communities is more apparent than ever. There are a number of ways to do so. Some are health-related: wearing masks, keeping socially distant, and avoiding crowded indoor...
Wednesday was Veterans Day, a time to honor all who have answered the call to serve. For those in active duty, for those in the reserves, for those who have served in the past, and for those who gave the full measure of their devotion, words alone cannot convey the gratitude everyone in the...
Much of the country is still waiting for a final resolution to last week’s presidential election. Certainly, that is big news and has dominated the media landscape for much of the past week. But the bigger news story may not be what is happening in the political world, but in the medical world....
“We were getting ready for a big celebration. We were winning everything. And all of a sudden it was just called off. This is a fraud on the American public. This is an embarrassment to our country.”
President Donald Trump As we were going to press this week, the nation was still very...
A few weeks ago, Gov. Phil Scott warned of a COVID-19 “back burn” that could send Vermont’s coronavirus numbers trending in the wrong direction.
Scott’s warning appears to be prescient, as Vermont is seeing an uptick in virus cases. During the past week more than 140 cases have been...
In this week’s print edition, we have a full-page ad from a local church that urges joint daily nonpartisan prayer during the ongoing presidential election. In part the ad says “Grasping for much needed grace” and “Our nation and society are deeply divided” as it calls for unity and healing....
Lost in much of the hullabaloo surrounding the fall election cycle in Vermont has been the serious need to reform how the state pays for its primary and secondary education. When it comes to how education dollars are doled out to school districts there are serious inequities across the state....
Protesters’ burning of newspapers shows free speech attacks, censorship, and media distrust possible from all sides of the political spectrum The Vermont Press Association Executive Board has voted to condemn the confiscation and burning of piles of Seven Days newspapers by...
“Act 46 is working better than I had imagined. Over half of all students in this state now live in communities that are moving forward with or having serious conversations about how to work together to improve educational quality and provide relief to taxpayers. That is happening because of Act...

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