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A doctor answers coronavirus questions

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by Thomas Moseley, M.D., S.M.Hyg. FAAP, retired pediatrician speaking for himself, not as an official spokesman Amidst the flood of information about coronavirus (COVID-19) we’ve been hearing recently — hand washing, social distancing and school and business c... More »

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An unfortunate consequence

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It’s our annual Town Meeting issue, one of our favorite issues of the year.  Consolidation of state power has been creeping, sometimes leaping, into Vermont.  But on Town Meeting Day Vermonters still have a say in some things, at least. We can vote on how much... More »

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Starting 2020 on a note of gratitude Editorial Here, in our first issue of 2020, we’ve decided to be optimistic — it’s a new year and a new decade — and look at what we have to be grateful for.   First, on our list, is the ongoing, amazing generosity of this c... More »

Rule that could doom demos is overkill

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Once again the state has come up with a policy that may remedy one situation but doesn’t fit in another, yet is universally applied.  In this case, we’re not actually talking about new regulation, just one that suddenly may be strictly enforced.  We’re talking... More »

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Barton special election could be problematic

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Dear town clerk and Barton Select Board, I pen this open letter as I have some strong reservations about the expansion of the Barton Town Select Board and the integrity of the possible election of new select board members. First, I will just share that I don’t... More »

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The ATV debate – been there, done that, already

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Editorial The ATV wars rage on with more and more towns, in some cases grudgingly, opening their roads to them.  Newport, surprisingly, conservative as it is, liked the idea of allowing the vehicles on city streets and the city council is currently scheduled t... More »

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Disparaging children? A new low

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Last week we posted on our website a photo of the Glover climate change march, which was organized by elementary school students.   It was a lovely energetic march, shared by adults, but its enthusiasm came from children who are sincerely worried about their f... More »

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Opinion..Imagine if Vermont got immigration right

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by Bill Schubart In a recent conversation with Governor Scott, one of his principle economic concerns was the gap between job openings and applicants.  With Vermont’s population either slightly shrinking or growing, depending on the most recent data, it’s fair... More »