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• COVID-19: We are all getting tired of the pandemic, but now is not the time to let down our guard. School has just reopened, and the weather will push us toward more indoor activity. As fall arrives, we can help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by continuing to follow recommended best practic…

This week the Vermont State Board of Education voted to approve the first Act 46 divorce, the dissolution of the Southern Valley Unified Union School District. 

Vermont, our brave little state, has been a leader on so many fronts, unafraid to challenge certain traditions. Most notably, Vermont was the first state to abolish slavery in 1777. In our own time, Vermont was the first state to introduce civil unions 20 years ago.

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It is unimaginable to me to picture Stowe without the Percy clan. By that I mean the entire Percy clan, including all those who were here when I arrived in 1964 and now are gone: Elton, the patriarch, who introduced me to eating really sour pickles with the maple syrup boiling in the family …

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Imax of “The Sound of Music,” Baron Georg von Trapp confronts Rolf, newly recruited Nazi Youth zealot trying to block his family’s escape. The Baron calmly said, “You’re not one of them.” Rolf’s choice popped into my mind when reading of the 17-year old child vigilante in Kenosha. No longer …

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I was listening to a press conference where a Russian spokesman was serving up improbable hypotheticals and transparent lies to prove that Vladimir Putin didn’t poison his most recently poisoned political opponent. It was as if I’d been transported back to my Cold War youth and the Pravda bu…

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Vermont closed down two weeks before Easter, four weeks before the scheduled last day of skiing, nine weeks before Memorial Day, and this, the week of Labor Day, marks 25 weeks of caution and COVID.

In 2015, David Bain was forced out of teaching after a 26-year career. He believed it was the result of his vocal opposition to the school’s administration, and he approached me to represent him in a case against Lamoille South school district Superintendent Tracy Wrend.

As a healthcare provider in this community, I am writing to dispel some myths that may have been inferred from previous letters to the editor. The opinions in this letter are my own, and do not necessarily represent those of my employer, Northern Counties Healthcare/Hardwick Area Health Center.

After years of false starts, Vermont is finally poised to truly legalize and regulate cannabis; both the House and Senate have passed a regulation bill (S.54) by overwhelming margins and, after months of foot-dragging, a conference committee has begun meeting to iron out the differences betw…

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If you ask most parents why they encouraged their children to become involved in youth sports, their response, generally, is not “so they are positioned to earn an athletic scholarship to college and then go pro.” For the kids whose parents do give that answer, you have my sincere sympathies…

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