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From the Editor: Enbridge’s end run

Paul McCartney’s 1969 Beatle song, “She Came in Through the Bathroom Window,” could be the theme song for the obscure Enbridge Pipeline.

Will we never learn? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

When someone makes one of the following statements how do you feel?

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From the Editor: Nov. 4, 2014

Tis week’s massive defeat of Democrats across the nation was a big wake-up call. Just when pundits had proclaimed that the Republican Party was null, void, and obsolete, along came motivated American citizens who got off their Lazy Boy recliners, turned off the TV, and voted for a completely different brand of hope and change.

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From the Editor: How a Pennsylvania D.A. muzzled my friend’s free speech

No one deserves what Bill Villa and his wife Angie have had to endure since the defining evening of March 24, 2006.

Optimism: A gift not to be wasted | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

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.

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From the Editor: From Facebook to eternity

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.

North Country Community Papers alive and doing well | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

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.

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From the Editor: Past my window

It’s mid-October in the Champlain Valley of Vermont...

Politics overriding common sense | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Remember back to last year when the partial shutdown of the federal government brought about so much doom and gloom?

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From the Editor: A "selfie" to your future self

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.

Living United | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I’ve been very fortunate in my lifetime.

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From the Editor: Multitasking makes Jack a dull boy

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.

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From the Editor: The Last Voyage of the Lusitania

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.

Mix messages & confusing rhetoric | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Last week seemed to be full of contradictions both in words and deeds.

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From the Editor: “Vermont is more affordable now”—and other flights of fancy

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—