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The last edition of our newspapers did not make it to newsstands or mailboxes last week on time due to a series of failures at our printer, with whom we contract to print all five weekly newspapers under the ownership of the Vermont Community Newspaper Group.

With the passage last week of the infrastructure phase of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, Democrats arguably did more to benefit Americans in a single massive investment than the GOP has done in the last 30 years.

Congress has now passed the infrastructure bill and set a course to advance the Build Back Better agenda this coming week.

I have always been confused by Thanksgiving. It turns out, it’s a rather simple concept, albeit backwards. The giving of thanks. Upon reflection, I’ve come to realize why that simplicity has taken so long to prevail.

In these first months of my tenure, we’ve had several equity issues come to light that are very concerning. Upon personal reflection and through conversations with those folks directly affected, I understand that these concerns could have been addressed in a more thoughtful and collegial manner.


I appreciate Vermont Health Department commissioner Dr. Mark Levine’s honest answer at Gov. Phil Scott’s press conference this week when asked why our state’s COVID-19 rates are so high given that Vermont has the country’s highest vaccination rate.

Tuesday, Nov. 9, marks the 83rd anniversary of Kristallnacht, The Night of Broken Glass, when Nazis and Nazi sympathizers raided synagogues, Jewish homes and Jewish businesses throughout Germany, Austria and the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.

As I traveled on my usual route to the federally qualified health center that I work at the other day, I began to feel a pit in my stomach just as I was parking my car. I began to wonder: Who …

Here is a newsflash that you aren’t likely to read in this newspaper or any other source of liberal media: 3,000 lives lost in the USA today and yesterday and the day before that and it wasn’t due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but rather the abortion pandemic.

I believe the town of Charlotte is at a crossroads. Competing ideologies about development, how much and where, have come to the fore since the spring.

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Among the 46 states welcoming refugees, Vermont has received approval to welcome 100 Afghans to our communities through USCRI Vermont Afghan Placement and Assistance program.

After MSNBC anchor Katy Tur gave birth to her first child in 2019, she devoted her comeback show to the need for a family leave policy that matches that of other developed countries. Her plea was personal.

The interconnection between poverty and environmental problems is widely known, but the work connecting poverty relief to environmental justice is undeveloped and nearly nonexistent.

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