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Six years ago today, Vermont was still reeling from flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene at the tail end of August. At least three people died as a result of the storm. Many lost their homes or came close to doing so. Recovery efforts would take … more
Does the nation still need affirmative action? Here is the big picture.According to Education Department statistics, there has been no dramatic change since the Supreme Court found in 2003that promoting diversity on college campuses is a compelling … more
Vermont's financial problems are serious and cannot be fixed by level-funding state budgets for a year, or borrowing from the state "rainy day fund. In fact, those strategies might have made things … more
Vermont in general and Manchester in particular pride themselves on being tolerant and welcoming places. But we know there is racism in our state, because this is the United States and it's part of our history, as uncomfortable as that legacy might … more
Saint-Gobain's agreement with the state to spend $20 million connecting North Bennington homes affected by PFOA contamination to the town water system is an important milestone, but it's not the end of the story. The $20 million will connect about … more
For many, high school is the first phase of life in which they can really screw things up for themselves. While middle-schoolers are perfectly capable of making awful choices with disastrous long-term consequences, only in high school do the … more
Airports such as Bennington's William H. Morse State Airport are more than a convenience for people fortunate enough to own planes, or a nice perk for a community. They are bona-fide economic … more
Early this month, Facebook announced the first hard evidence of Russian efforts to spread disinformation over social media during the election: 470 fake accounts and pages, which paid $100,000 to run … more
From all accounts — former teachers, her fiance and the families of her special education students in Manhattan Beach, Calif. — Sandy Casey was a truly special and gifted young woman with … more
President Donald Trump's ringing endorsement of the police state on Friday prompted law enforcement agencies across America, including Vermont State Police, to issue statements assuring the public that they won't be unduly violent towards anyone … more
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