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From the Editor: Did they die with their boots on?

Perhaps one of the weirdest—dare I say down right ghoulish—things I’ve seen in recent months is a web-based real estate-related service known as DiedInHouse.com.

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Guest Viewpoint: School consolidation, charters, and choice

Vermonters moan about their steadily rising education property taxes, especially as the number of students continually decreases. Rarely do citizens focus clearly on the causes of rising school taxes, and the possible solutions. That is, in part, because the “education stakeholders” are ever alert to control the agenda for “reform”.

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From the Editor: Life as the Great Escape

Back in the 1980s, I attended a workshop about how to deal with people, personal challenges, and even career politics. I’ve forgotten the name of the individual who delivered the workshop, but the gist of it will always stay with me: essentially, the office—and life for that matter—always comes down to “The Great Escape”.

A Monster fix | Letter to the Editor

The members of the Cairo Mini-Monsters Unit wish to thank the Right Fix for providing the labor and materials to fix our ailing parade vehicle.

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Make a donation | Rutland County Humane Society

Throughout our lives, people and animals often become important to us and make a great impact.

Red flags for single payer plan | Guest Viewpoint

“Let’s talk about big government run [healthcare] plans,” U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I, vermont) needled fellow Veterans’ Affairs Committee member John McCain.

Our plan for candidate columns | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I want you to know that we are following up on the offer I made few weeks back and how we plan to organize and give fair time to all who accept the offer.

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I.D. tag | Rutland County Humane Society

Losing a pet is a very emotional thing.

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Guest Viewpoint: Innocent Vermonters will pay for administration's failure

It’s time for Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin—as the leader of his administration—to take decisive action to correct the failures of the past and assure that Vermonters do not experience more of this mismanagement in the future.

Pride, pain and presidents | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

This week I am turning over my space to a well written column by Robert Morrison, who is a senior fellow at the Family Research Council.

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Letter to the Editor: MUHS thanks the local community

...The celebration of this past weekend still echoes as I write this letter of thanks to all the businesses and individuals whose generosity contributed to the joy and experiences of Commencement and Project Graduation for the MUHS Class of 2014. It was truly special and memorable.

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Day Camp | Adopt A Pet - Make a Friend at the Humane Society

Rutland County Humane Society

For the third summer the Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) will offer a day camp for Rutland County children ages 8-11 who would like to learn more about shelter life and how to be a more responsible pet owner.

Pipeline opponents are rude, angry, disrepectful

Vermont prides itself on polite discourse and, generally, we have great respect for each other and the processes we use to resolve difficult issues like utility projects.

We do have choices | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

No one I’ve ever spoken with nor have I ever heard anyone, anywhere say, “I really like these political attack ads!”