Editorial

Getting in the spirit of the holidays means many different things to many different people. But one thing that we can all agree on is the holiday season is really a season for giving. People seem to be at their best when they are thinking about others, and there can be no doubt the holidays bring...
There has been a copious amount of news lately about supply chain woes. It has become almost a daily story in the  national media, about the inability to get products produced in other countries unloaded and shipped across this country. The bottleneck at shipping ports, with backlogs stretching...
“It is time to pass the torch to the next Vermonter who will carry on this work for our great state. It’s time to come home,” said Sen. Patrick Leahy, announcing at a Monday press conference he will not seek reelection next year.
News this week that Leahy will not run for a ninth term in...
Today, November 11, is Veterans Day.  A day to pause and pay our collective respect to the men and women who have served in every branch of the Armed Forces of the United States. 
Veterans Day has been rooted in the history of this country for the past century.  It was first celebrated as...
Sometimes, educators need to be reminded there are lessons that can be learned outside the classroom. 
Such was the case with an incident earlier this week, when state and local high school officials became embroiled in an open-access controversy after the Vermont Principals Association...
At a recent press conference, Gov. Phil Scott called for “personal responsibility” from Vermonters in keeping the coronavirus in check.  While the sentiment rings true for many, keeping  a lid on COVID is something that has proven elusive during the past few months. COVID numbers continue to be...
Regular readers may have noticed a a number of recent letters to the editor about homelessness. Former gubernatorial candidate Brenda Siegel, of Newfane, high school student Addie Leitzner, of Bennington, and others have been advocating since the summer for extending programs developed to help...
“Going local does not mean walling off the outside world. It means nurturing locally-owned businesses which use local resources sustainably, employ local workers at decent wages, and serve primarily local consumers. It means becoming more self-sufficient and less dependent on imports. Control...
Two-and-a-half years ago, Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill into law that renamed Columbus Day Indigenous Peoples Day in Vermont. For many in Vermont that was a big moment in this little state’s history, because it completed an effort to correct the historical record of one of the country’s more...
Well, now we know.
When Vail Resorts took over ownership of Mount Snow as part of the $264-million purchase of the 17 Peak Resorts properties in 2019, questions were raised about how much long-term interest Vail might show in the local area.
Would Mount Snow continue to be a...

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