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From the Editor: The death of Mason deVos

Last week, I came across the tragic news story of a little boy with an Addison County, Vt., connection.

Remembering our role | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Last week while struggling to find a topic for the column my wife shared a passage she found recently in a book authored by Paul Ryan, titled How We Got Here.

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From the Editor: Bernie says...

U.S. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is getting a lot of media attention during the caucus and primary season of this election year of 2016.

Who’s minding the store | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Last month the Fiscal Times reported that the same office in the Defense Department that spent $43 million to build a luxury gas station that was slated to cost $3 million has now spent nearly $150 million of taxpayer money on private villas in Afghanistan.

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From the Editor: Yesterday’s tomorrow-land

A recent book, titled “Tomorrow-Land” by author Joseph Tirella, is an engaging look at how the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair marked the high-watermark of post-World War II American hegemony in science, industry and pop culture.

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Letter to the Editor: Space-time

Thanks for your interesting editorial "Once upon a space-time".

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From the Editor: Lifting the veil on government

Since we started publishing the Vermont Watchdog Report last year, the Eagle has received a smattering of complaints about the Montpelier-based investigative news feature.

Always a first time | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

There has to be a first time for everything. It’s not often an arm of the federal government actually listens to the public’s concerns and chooses to drop their previously announced plans.

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From the Editor: Once upon a space-time

I keep a notebook filled with quotes and facts that I come across in the course of my readings. Most of these scribblings are of a scientific nature on subjects which are of special interest me, such as astronomy, paleontology, cosmology, and philosophy, along with spiritual thoughts culled from various traditions.

Full steam ahead Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

As we move into the new year and have settled into the new brand, it’s time for the next phase of growth for your weekly newspaper.

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From the Editor: The Dash of Life

Several readers e-mailed me their requests for a new year's reprinting of this, our most talked-about 2015 editorial. We happily include it below. — The editor

From the Editor: The spirit of the season in Rutland

A nationwide broadcast report appeared on FOX News’ Fox and Friends morning show earlier this year; it focused on Bill Beckim and Linda Justin and their community Dream Center project in downtown Rutland.

What lies ahead | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

2016 Is here already? I can’t believe how fast the years seem to fly by.

Warm wishes | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

This time of year we all think about others and putting a smile on the faces of those we love. Many feel even happier when they can create that smile for a perfect stranger.

What’s fair? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

The United States of America was built on the basic concept of providing fair and equitable treatment for her citizens.