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Still not so affordable health care | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Last year I stated the hand writing has been on the wall for some time. That our great fears are coming to pass and no one is taking the proper steps to fix what is clearly a bad and ill conceived law.

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From the Editor: Lake Placid’s “Miracle on Ice”

It was a long time ago—Friday, Feb. 22, 1980 to be exact.

Securing our homeland | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

For years America used the conventional air waves of the Soviet block broadcasting Radio Free Europe and on the Island of Cuba with Radio Free Cuba.

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From the Editor: S.95 and legalized marijuana

Last week, Vermont State Sen. David Zuckerman, a Progressive legislator from Hinesburg, introduced S. 95, a bill that would regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol in Vermont. It took a few years, with Gov. Shumlin’s early support then taking a cautious step back, especially after the heroin debacle erupted in 2013.

Who loves to hear from the IRS? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Unless you can tell it’s a check inside the envelope, a letter from the IRS strikes fear in most Americans.

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FTC-GMP slap down

From the Editor

It seems to have come as a bitter pill for Green Mountain Power officials to swallow, but last week’s official letter to GMP dispatched by the Federal Trade Commission was pretty stern stuff.

The truth, the noise and the not so true | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

We’ve all heard the story about the one that got away. Each time we hear it, the story gets more elaborate while the prey gets bigger, faster and even more elusive.

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From the Editor: A mess at the DMV?

Since the fall of 2014, the Vermont Eagle has welcomed Vermont Watchdog.org to our pages for bringing investigative, statewide news of impact to our local readers.

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Sander’s infrastructure bill will help Vermont

From the Editor

This newspaper hasn’t always been a champion of Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, but we think the Senator deserves some praise for his recent proposal to help rebuild a portion of America’s infrastructure which may get a lot of political verbal attention, but scant shovel-ready action.

Sander’s infrastructure bill will help Vermont, America | From the Editor

This paper hasn’t always been a champion of Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, but we think the Senator deserves some praise for his recent proposal to help rebuild a portion of America’s infrastructure which may get a lot of political verbal attention, but scant shovel-ready action.

Eat well, eat local

It may be the dead of winter, but that doesn’t mean we can’t give thought to all that can be gained (waistline being the exception) from moving toward a more local diet.

Strike (three) for Fairpoint | From the Editor

Today’s telecommunications sector is in rapid flux here in Vermont as well as elsewhere.

The national obsession | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Superbowl weekend is finally upon us.

Wolves at the school board’s doors | Guest Editorial

Among the great centers of volunteerism in Vermont are local school boards.

A platform for all views | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Over the last few weeks since publishing the editorial titled, Abolish Protect the Adirondacks and several subsequent columns addressing our approach to drafting editorial positions, we’ve witnessed a tremendous response from readers and even other media outlets.

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