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If nothing changes between now and Town Meeting Day, March 7, voters will have before them a ballot article asking whether the town should give a little more than $200,000 to the Bennington Rescue Squad. If the article passes, the tax rate could go … more
In his budget address earlier this week, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott presented a plan to increase funding for child care, early education and college programs. These include a base funding increase of $4 million to Vermont state colleges; $1 million … more
On Tuesday, Gov. Phil Scott gave his first budget address. His proposal, in his words, presents "a balanced budget that does not increase taxes or fees; does not make program cuts that impact Vermonters in need."The restructuring of public education … more
The chamber has it rightSometimes the best move any leadership group can make is to formally recognize that the world has changed around it, that the same old approaches and attitudes should be set aside. This is true, even when there is no crystal … more
There's a way that Bennington could raise some of the money needed to redevelop the Putnam Block at the Four Corners intersection, but it's going to be up to the state Legislature to decide whether or not that will be allowed. The method is called a … more
Friday, the National Mall filled with thousands of Americans cheering the inauguration of a president. Saturday, it filled even fuller, this time as thousands protested the same man and what they fear his presidency will bring.The Women's March on … more
President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines, who imposed martial law in the 1970s and built a personalized dictatorship, vowed in 1980 not to lift military rule after a terrorist attack. Martial law was for the good of the country, he declared, … more
New U.S. President Donald J. Trump's inauguration address clearly was carefully crafted. He early struck a populist note, emphasizing the supremacy of the American people in our democratic form of government.As prepared, this address was more than … more
The peaceful transition of power, symbolized by the inauguration of Donald Trump as president, is one of the glories of American democracy. Today's ceremony is accompanied by palpable anxiety. The inauguration of any new president brings with it a … more
If you need an example of how not to prepare for a Senate confirmation hearing, look no further than Betsy DeVos, the president-elect's pick to be the next secretary of education, who testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and … more
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