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From the editor: NIMBY were the borogroves

Last summer we reported on various efforts to slow down the solarization of Vermont’s agricultural and residential landscapes, notably in New Haven...

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Guest Viewpoint: Moving Vermont forward

Moving Vermont’s economy forward requires investments in both innovation and infrastructure.

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From the Editor: Doing the other things

In my mind, July 14, 2015 will be memorable not for the nuclear weapons agreement signed between the USA and Iran, but for the fact that the USA completed humanity’s initial remote reconnaissance of our solar system.

Cyber threats and digital mismanagement | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

We live in a digital world and it is growing by leaps and bounds. Unfortunately, not everything about that growth has proven to be used for the betterment of our citizens.

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From the Editor: Making a political hero

During the mid 1800s, the Italian upper classes hated the hero Giuseppe Garibaldi. The flamboyantly dressed, red-shirted warrior had helped unite parts of Italy and defeated the Papal States during the 1860s, a major chapter in Italy’s long and bloody Risorgimento (resurgence or unification).

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From the Editor: Bette Davis eyes

When pop singer Kim Carnes' 1980s version of the song “Bette Davis Eyes” hit the top of the music charts, everyone was thinking about the late Hollywood actress’s mesmerizing baby blues. But now there appears to be a deeper, more ominous significance behind all eyes of blue.

Bette Davis eyes | Editorial

When pop singer Kim Carnes 1980s version of the song “Bette Davis Eyes” hit the top of the music charts, everyone was thinking about the late Hollywood actress’s mesmerizing baby blues.

Barking up the wrong tree | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I recall vividly my father pointing out on many occasions as I grew up; “Money doesn’t grow on trees, son!”

A time for celebration and change | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Once again we are proud to join with members of the free community newspaper industry this July to celebrate the services provided to over 50 million homes around this great nation.

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From the Editor: The dash of life

My sister and I accompanied our 98-year-old mother on a visit to our father’s grave for Father’s Day weekend. It was the first Father’s Day without our Dad. He died, at age 100, in January of this year.

Warner’s courage, character remembered | From the Editor

Some months ago, this weekly commentary devoted space to look at the life of Seth Warner, Vermont’s forgotten patriot-hero.

Violence taking center stage | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Violence and needless deaths have been a part of the human race since the beginning of time, but it appears we’ve learned little from those who came before us.

The state of Railroading | From the Editor

It all started back in 1831, when the Vermont State Legislature approved the first railroad charter to link Rutland with Whitehall, N.Y.

Killers among us | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Nine days in and still no sight of the two escaped, convicted killers Matt and Sweat.

Minding my own business | From the Editor

Outside my living room window is a mad, parallel universe in which familiar things, such as cultural icons, either no longer exist or are turned upside down and inside out.

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