I worry at times about using this column too often to complain about a variety of topics that, to me, seems to have our country going in the wrong direction.
October 2014 was the first time that my wife and I had learned about the death of a family member--and close friend--via Facebook.
I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for the encouraging responses the staff and I have been receiving, regarding our news content in the papers.
It’s mid-October in the Champlain Valley of Vermont...
Remember back to last year when the partial shutdown of the federal government brought about so much doom and gloom?
The Eagle publishes an occasional photo feature, titled “Time Capsule,” which looks at people, places and things in Vermont’s past. This feature sometimes consists of just a photo and a caption, other times, we look into a person or event a little deeper—as our limited newspaper space permits. We present the feature in the hope that readers will explore more about the subject online or at a local public library.
I’ve been very fortunate in my lifetime.
This week I read a news report about a recent scientific study which demonstrates that multitasking makes your brain smaller: “Grey matter shrinks if we do too much at once,” the study’s researcher, Kep Kee Loh of the University of California, concluded.
This year began a four-year-long centennial observation of World War I—the War to End All Wars. “War may be hell,” they say, but World War I was a kind of hell few of us can imagine today.
Last week seemed to be full of contradictions both in words and deeds.
It’s another election year and another go-round of our two-party system’s blah-blah-blather—although here in Vermont, it’s more like the blah-blah-blather of one-party, supermajority rule. Regarding the gubernatorial race, I really don’t want another term for Gov. Shumlin? Why? Well, let me count the ways by using the Governor’s own words—
Just who or what are our major threats these days?
I’ve been a resident of Vermont since 1989 and have heard the term “the Vermont Way” bandied about, mostly by politicians, far too long. It has become a hackneyed and trite phrase if it was ever anything else.
Several readers have contacted me to scold and say that I am “out of touch” regarding my views on the rush to cover Vermont with acres of P.V. arrays with private and heavily taxpayer-subsidized funds.
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.