Category

Editorials and opinions

Home » Editorials and opinions

37 posts

Does school district consolidation save money?

 - 

copyright the Chronicle August 3, 2016 by Tena Starr Last month, voters in the Orleans Central Supervisory Union (OCSU) rejected a plan to consolidate into a single big school district. When they did, they also threw away the carrots that went with early conso... More »

Opinion: Well, maybe it can happen here

 - 

  copyright the Chronicle March 23, 2016 by Chris Braithwaite If you’ve been as gob smacked as I have by The Donald phenomenon, I have a recommendation: Find a copy of It Can’t Happen Here and give it a read. It’s the most relevant commentary I’ve encountered ... More »

Opinion: Farewell and thank you

 - 

copyright the Chronicle September 3, 2014 by Bethany M. Dunbar Dear Chronicle readers, This week’s paper marks my last as an editor for your weekly edition of the Chronicle. I’ve done this work for you for almost three decades. I’ll miss it — and you — dearly.... More »

Editorial: Thanks, Jim

 - 

copyright the Chronicle August 20, 2014 Jim Jeffords died Tuesday at age 80 after a lifetime of public service. He was a Republican until the party moved away from his core Vermont values. In 2001 he became an Independent. His decision shifted the power in the... More »

Editorial: Fight tar sands oil — for the right reasons

 - 

copyright the Chronicle February 26, 2014 Next week at Town Meeting four Orleans County towns will vote on a resolution that basically says they don’t want tar sands oil to be shipped through the Portland Pipeline’s Northeast Kingdom oil lines.  They are Alban... More »

Editorial: Newport City Council missed the boat

 - 

The Newport City Council missed the boat last week when approached about the possibility of putting a tar sands resolution on the agenda for the annual City Meeting in March.  The council could have welcomed city residents who want to talk about an important l... More »

Editorial: No retreat

 - 

President Obama was right to stand his ground while the government was shut down by the U.S. House of Representatives, which is controlled by the Republican Party, which is controlled by its extreme right wing. To give in would have been to turn the government... More »

Editorial: A sad echo from across the sea

 - 

“They’re still at it!” That’s what we said when we read the astounding news that on September 5, almost three decades after Vermont State Police raided the Northeast Kingdom Community Church in Island Pond and seized its children, it happened again in southern... More »