I just read an article in The New York Times about the types of Americans who volunteer for our armed forces. These are the people supporting and fighting the nation’s relentless, endless wars.

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I have decided that I will not run for re-election as Waterbury member of the Harwood Union school board in March, and wanted to take an opportunity to thank everyone who has engaged with me over the past five years about the complex and difficult issues facing our board and our schools.

Memories. They not only light the corners of my mind, they’re stacked so high back there, it’s like an episode of “Hoarders.”

Gov. Phil Scott recently took some heat from the media over a statement he made following the announcement by Energizer that it would close its Bennington plant and move operations to Wisconsin.

In this time of deep economic, political, social, environmental and spiritual divide, it's a good time for us to pay rapt attention to those whom society has left behind: the poor, the dispossessed, migrants fleeing violence and starvation, and those we have locked away, often to make oursel…

As president of the 10,000-member Vermont AFL-CIO (and as a former organizer with the Sierra Club), it was with keen interest that I read the recommendations of the Transportation and Climate Initiative.

’Tis the season to think about days on snow, and I don’t mean vague thoughts, but tangible, tactile memories. For me, they are memories of days of skiing past.

“Mr. Oak” is a pseudonym used in court filings for a man who alleged his disabled son experienced discrimination in Waterbury’s summer camp program in 2017. On Dec. 4, Washington County Superior Court dismissed the lawsuit, which was brought on behalf of Mr. Oak by the Vermont Human Rights C…

Christmas can’t get here fast enough. We hypocritical slaves to marketing and materialism can finally put fake smiles on our faces and wish Peace on Earth and Goodwill to All to the opposite hate groups we’ve pounded the rest of the year.

We had a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, but let’s think about thankfulness from the perspective of just one person — an average Vermonter. That would be someone 44 years old, born in 1975. 

Coffee and haircuts. Two things I can’t do without. I was in Santa Monica, Calif., and needed both, but was looking for a cup of coffee, and set out to find a place called Dogtown. A Google search said it had a “surfer-skater vibe,” and the shop got high ratings for coffee.

At our meeting nov. 13, the Harwood Union school board passed the following motion: “To continue exploration and development of a preK-12 plan, in accordance with the articles of agreement, that includes closing Fayston Elementary School, combining all seventh- and eighth-graders at Crossett…

Last week, the Harwood Union school board voted to adopt a pre-K-12 model that includes a plan to close Fayston Elementary School, host Moretown fifth- and sixth-graders at Crossett Brook Middle School (or any other school of their choice), and consolidate all seventh- and eighth-graders int…

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