Editorials
No need for budget drama
Earlier this week, State Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe sent Gov. Phil Scott a politely worded but fairly scathing rebuke of Scott's announced intention to veto the budget and tax bill approved by …
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On sports bets, Vermont should cash out
Monday's U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a federal law banning sports betting everywhere but Nevada opens the floodgates for states to make their own decisions about whether to allow …
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Innovating for water quality
From Vermont's inception, freedom and unity have spurred innovation. John Deere invented the tractor. Ben and Jerry created world-class ice cream. Environmental leaders like George Perkins Marsh …
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Letter: 'VT Steak House family' thanks all who helped

To the Editor:The "VT Steak House family" and Bennington Elks Lodge 567 wish to thank Willy's Variety, our friends and family of volunteers, and everyone that came out in support of the 3rd annual VT …

Letter: 'The Doctor' screening brought message home

To the Editor:On April 7, the Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) screened "The Doctor," a story of a surgeon who becomes a patient and discovers the challenges of life on the other side of …

Letter: Law on salary history supports equal rights

To the Editor:Vermont has become the fifth state to introduce and pass legislation that bans employers from asking applicants what they currently earn or request salary and benefits history as part …

Letter: There's more than one way to go bird-watching

To the Editor: Thanks for the story about the "birding diva." BirdNote, heard on Vermont Public Radio every Saturday, likes that approach, too. Check out the story, "Stand-still Birding," …

Letter: To save the safety net, rein in health costs

To the Editor: An editorial in the journal Modern Healthcare — "Skimping on social services," by Merrill Goozner — recently pointed out that the U.S. spends a far lower percentage of its …

Letter: Congress unwilling to act on drug prices

To the Editor:I was amused to read John McClaughry's column on Tuesday — "The real drug price problem." According to Mr. McClaughry, the reason is regulation! The arduous task of proving that …

Letter: Drug prices speech a gift to Big Pharma

To the Editor:On Friday, May 11, Trump finally gave his "lowering drug costs" speech. It was, he claimed, the start of "the most sweeping action in history to lower the price of prescription drugs." …

Letter: Can state do better to curb school costs?

To the Editor: In the topsy-turvy world that is Montpelier these days, no topic seems to generate as much heat and as little light as school funding. The fun began last year about this time when …

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Columnists
Elizabeth Casey: Even with planning, a new baby is a financial challenge

For the past 15 years, I have been honored to provide early care and education for young children. I've been a witness to the magic of a child developing and parents growing their families. I had …

John McClaughry: Vermont's electric vehicle future

For the past 20 years, Vermont state government has aggressively worked to get Vermonters to abandon internal combustion vehicles (ICVs) in favor of electric vehicles (EVs) of both hybrid and …

Bob Stannard: Music can heal all wounds

You got to help meI can't do it all by myselfYou got to help me, babyI can't do it all by myselfYou know if you don't help me darlingI'll have to find myself, somebody else - Willy DixonSave the date: Saturday, May 26 …

Stormy payment isn't the story. Michael Cohen is

President Donald Trump and his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen have certainly made a mess of their $130,000 payment to adult-film actress Stormy Daniels. In both the clumsy management and their …

Bethel: Local option tax deserves closer scrutiny

Watching the Bennington Select Board bumble its way through its meetings is discouraging. What we see of the board in action is a kind of gang that can't shoot straight. This is the case with the …

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