We realize the Vermont State colleges System faces major financial problems, compounded by the coronavirus pandemic. So does virtually every business in the state, indeed the nation. We’re all trying to figure out how to skate through this crisis and emerge at the other end.

“Love means never having to say you’re sorry” was the catchphrase from the syrupy 1970 movie “Love Story.” It struck a chord with the public, and the American Film Institute puts it at No. 13 on the top 100 list of all-time movie quotes.

Did young Phil Scott ever get to school on time? At the Thunder Road stock-car track, does Scott lurk in the back of the field and then, right at the end, floor it? Is he the guy who’s shopping for his wife’s present on Christmas Eve?

Gov. Deane Davis established Vermont’s first Green Up Day in 1970, and it has been held on the first Saturday in May ever since. Here are excerpts from Davis’ recollections of how Green Up Day came into existence:

Baseball season isn’t even two weeks old, and already some fans are whining about injuries, bad luck and dumb managers who rely more on statistics than their feel for the game, or vice versa.

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