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When I went off to college, “colored people” was considered a disrespectful term. Two generations later it took me by surprise the first time I heard “people of color” spoken by a person of color as a term of respect.

I believe that one of the great lessons of 2020 is that political leadership matters. Like me, you may have spent the Trump era participating in marches on issues such as climate change, Black Lives Matter or the #MeToo movement, and you’ve likely posted on social media many times.

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I bought an American flag at the local supermarket for Flag Day, June 14. The price stunned me. I would’ve been glad to pay much more than $1.95. Never have I felt so sad to pay so little for something so valuable. Such devaluation at such a cost in these days of patriotic idolatry.

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Northern Vermont University (NVU) is a critical institution for the northern Vermont economy and to the lives of many Vermonters statewide. It is no secret that NVU has had many struggles over recent years, like many other higher education institutions, including changing demographics, lack …


The demand for local news has never been greater, U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., acknowledged to newspaper publishers at the start of a June 4 Zoom call organized by the Vermont Press Association.


As Vermont starts to open up, we would like to share an update on the work of the Stowe C19 Response Team, developed to provide a comprehensive response to the COVID-19 crisis.

I am a white woman. What right do I have to weigh in on Black Lives Matter?

These are the two thoughts that have kept my mouth shut, my grief silent and my outrage worthless.

New Hampshire’s motto “Live Free or Die” comes from a toast written by Gen. John Stark to his comrades in arms in declining an invitation to the 32nd anniversary celebration of the 1777 Battle of Bennington.


A year from now, Vermont state government will almost certainly look quite a bit different than it does now. We will hopefully have worked through much of the economic destruction of the COVID-19 pandemic. State government will have pocketed and allocated $1.25 billion in federal funds to cu…

My father is turning 95 next week. Born in 1925, he lived through the Great Depression and when World War II broke out, he enlisted in the Army Air Force.

Vermont’s debate about how to fund its state college system would benefit from a comprehensive look at the big picture. Start with Vermont’s own globally recognized philosopher of education, John Dewey: “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”

A Minneapolis police officer took a knee for eight minutes forty-six seconds and killed a man, making that a standard unit of time for silent protest.

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