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Maybe there’s a silver lining

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Editorial Maybe there’s a silver lining   The giant experiment of opening schools in the midst of a pandemic started this week.  While Orleans County has only 17 known cases of COVID to date, asymptomatic people who have not been tested can spread the disease.... More »

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We owe it to our kids

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  by Governor Phil Scott Earlier this summer, my team set a goal for our state:  If our positive health trends continue, let’s return to in-person instruction for our kids in the fall. Our core principle has been to help school districts safely provide every c... More »

Opinion: We owe it to our kids

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by Governor Phil Scott Earlier this summer, my team set a goal for our state: If our positive health trends continue, let’s return to in-person instruction for our kids in the fall. Our core principle has been to help school districts safely provide every chil... More »

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ATV riders:  Don’t blow it

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Editorial This is a message to ATV riders:  Be on your best behavior. More and more towns are cautiously opening up roads to ATVs despite substantial skepticism, even vocal opposition.  This is the year when riders can either demonstrate responsible use — or p... More »

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Barton, keep an eye on your select board

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  Editorial Barton, keep an eye on your select board We urge Barton Town residents to keep an eye on their select board. This select board has insisted that its goal is to bring transparency to town government, but we see little evidence of it.  The board term... More »

And, by the way, we miss you

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Editorial The Chronicle these days, like many places, feels a bit desolate.  The window on the front door is covered over, with a closed sign, and our usually lively office, with a steady stream of customers wanting to place ads, change their subscription addr... More »

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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 »