Reinventing the olde towne crier | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

The US Economy and workplace were changed forever, as a result of the Great Recession, according to a recent poll taken by the John H. Center of Workforce Development at Rutgers.

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From the editor: Fracking myths

There’s a new book about fracking that caught my eye. Written by Virginia-based engineer and environmentalist Greg Kozera. I may be in the minority around here, but for me it was a must read. I want to learn the truth about fracking technology—a technology which is helping put the U.S. on the road toward energy independence

Reaching consensus with landowners along pipeline route

There is no doubt that the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project will strengthen our economy, help retain and create jobs by cutting heating bills by 40 to 50 percent and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions—advantages that help Vermont transition toward a cleaner and more affordable energy future.

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Duck Derby | Rutland County Humane Society

Join the Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) for our annual Duck Derby to raise needed funds for the homeless animals in Rutland County.

Montpelier’s 90 percent solution | From the Editor

Since Aug. 16, I have received over a dozen e-mails regarding my editorial titled, “A Case of Solar Hubris”.

Getting caught up from hiatus | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I hope you found the last few weeks of value, as I gave way from my weekly column to allow candidates running for office this fall to properly introduce themselves and their planned intentions if they are elected.

Field Days was a gas!

On behalf of the employees of Vermont Gas, I offer our appreciation and thanks to attendees who stopped by our booth at the Addison County Fair and Field Days.

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Peter Briggs (R) | Candidate Column

My name is Peter Briggs. I am a native Vermonter; born in Middlebury and raised in Addison.

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Trap-Neuter-Return | Rutland County Humane Society

Do you have stray, feral or abandoned cats near your home or workplace?

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From the editor: A case of solar hubris

Lately, I’ve been wondering why Vermont is rushing so quickly to embrace every neighborhood solar- and wind-energy project that comes down the pike.

Benefit for Conrad F. Bell

On Sept., 27, we’re hosting a benefit for Conrad F. Bell at the American Legion in Vergenne.

Signs of the times

Your editorial in the Aug. 9 issue is right on the mark.

Vergennes Lions’ say thank you

The Vergennes Lions Club wishes to thank everyone who contributed items to make this year’s charity auction a success.


In Lou Varricchio’s editorial on August 2, he wrote, “I think that once I’m dead, that’s pretty much it -- end of story.

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Donna Donahue (D) | Candidate Column

Addison-1 District, Addison Candidate for State House of Representatives