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Editorial: Thanks, Jim

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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 »

Editorial: A closer look at the obesity epidemic

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The statistics presented by the district health department Saturday are alarming.  Seventy-five percent of the people in Orleans and northern Essex counties are overweight or obese, they say. What might be even more alarming is the assertion made by the film W... More »

Opinion: Do the math on wind power

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by Vermont Senator John S. Rodgers If 66 percent of Vermonters favor industrial wind on our mountains, then pro-wind groups have nothing to worry about in Senate Bill S-30.  S-30 lays out a process to answer many unanswered questions about industrial wind.  It... More »

Grandfather’s notebook: Moving sideways

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by Chris Braithwaite copyright the Chronicle 12-26-2012 Part of my DNA is walking around West Glover in African-American skin. Part of my DNA is in first grade in Ridgefield, Washington, dealing with Down syndrome. Part of my DNA is in two children in Leeds, E... More »