Debating debates | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

The recent series of debates has left a very interested public overly disappointed with the process.

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From the Editor: Back to the Future one more time

With all the news hype on Oct. 21, 2015 about “Back to the Future Day”—the day in which characters in the popular Hollywood sci-fi movie series “Back to the Future” visited via the year 1985—my wife and I decided to rewatch the series’ three movies in a marathon session.

Universal recycling comes to Vermont | Editorial

According to Joan Goldstein, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Economic Development, Vermont Foodbank representatives recently stood with state and local government officials, Hannaford Supermarket and City Market staff to acknolwedge a significant spike in food donations as a result of Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law.

Enemy identification | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

One has to wonder these days if we realize just who our enemy is? There are so many threats to life as it was once known in this country, that the above question begs to be asked.

When homeowners push back | From the Editor

Commercial “solar farms” have been popping up everywhere in Vermont, being most visible, locally, along the U.S. Route 7 corridor.

We’re Broke! | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I struggled listening to the first Democrat Presidential Debate last week.

Toxic questions | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Aside from the fame, money, power and perks you have to wonder why anyone would run for a national political office.

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From the Editor: Jornada del Muerto

In the weeks leading up to the first atomic bomb test, on July 16, 1945, in New Mexico’s southern desert—called the Jornada del Muerto, the “Journey of Death”, by the Spanish conquistadores—70 scientists of the U.S. Army’s Manhattan Project effort to build the first nuclear weapon signed a solemn petition to head off use of the weapon in Japan at the end of World War II.

Addressing the Need | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Sadly no one wants to hear this, but we must. Yes, we’ve had another disturbed person go on a shooting rampage, killing innocent students at yet another school.

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From the Editor: For the love of memory

When my father passed away in January, at the age of 100, he took with him many wonderful memories of an innocent America which had one foot planted in the 19th century and another in the 20th century. Both world wars helped change the state of innocence, but it wasn’t until the 1960s—at least according to my father—that everything went to hell. In retrospect, he was probably correct.

Food for thought | From the Editor

Thirty seven years ago this weekend, I had the rare privilege of dining with the late, award-winning science-fiction author, futurist, and biochemist Dr. Isaac Asimov (1920-1992).

A call to faith | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Last week America was blessed to host Pope Francis, one of the world’s true holy men and leader of the Roman Catholic Faith. Three major cities played host to the Pope as he shared his vision for the country that has been so blessed.

A town remembers | Editorial

Last month, the Town of West Rutland paid an overdue “thank you” to World War II veterans, alive and deceased.

A note to Trump | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Dear Donald: I must admit your recent success and rise in the polls for the presidency has surprised me.

Respect for Joe | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Politicians, as we’ve seen over and over again will do and say almost anything during a campaign, or even in the run up to a campaign.