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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 »

Majority of Vermonters want safe gun laws

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by Clai Lasher-Sommers, executive eirector, GunSense Vermont Another series of mass shootings — this time in Dayton, El Paso, Mobile, and Odessa — ushered in the expected “thoughts and prayers” from elected officials across the nation.  Forty people were kille... More »

Remembering bygone fairs

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by Tena Starr When I was a kid (a long time ago now) the Barton fair was a big deal.  Me, my cousin Larry, and probably some other cousins, went one day every year with our grandparents on my mother’s side.  Grampa was a tall, rangy man with a limp, a lifelong... More »

Editorial

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We differ most with what we love There’s been quite a kerfuffle about Donald Trump and his recent Tweets urging four liberal Democrats to go back where they came from.  More disturbing, since we’ve come to expect such rhetoric from Mr. Trump, is the crowd that... More »

Arresting the workforce is not a good idea.

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Editorial Last week we reported on two protests in Orleans County — one by a small group of citizens who wanted to say something about the treatment of children at the southern border, and the other about the arrest of three dairy farmworkers.  We support both... More »