Clean water funding cannot wait

Op-Ed by David Mears Vermonters depend upon clean water for our prosperity and health. Yet when it comes to investing in clean water, the state of Vermont appears headed towards abandoning recent progress and returning to a failed strategy of kicking the can down the road. Based on years of careful research, we now know… Read More »

The curse of instruction manuals

Op-Ed by Bill Schubart When I was young, cursing was frowned on in our family. I was raised a Catholic and it was a mortal sin to take the Lord’s name in vain. But I remember shocking myself one day as I led a pack of Stowe ski friends down the mountain after a 20-inch… Read More »

Vermonters sound off on energy costs, efficiency — Karen Glitman

Energy eats up a large portion of Vermonters’ monthly expenses. That’s one thing we heard from Vermonters we met during Efficiency Vermont’s statewide tour this fall. In addition to these in-person conversations and live polling, Efficiency Vermont gathered input online   to help identify the most pressing energy issues facing Vermonters. Of the people who attended… Read More »

Our Kids

By Rookie Manning It’s not about the guns…their ugly add-ons, “Silencers,” “bump stocks” be damned. Nor about the bombs…made right here, Or built upon foreign soil. It’s not about the bullies…be they six feet tall, Running loose on life’s rogue playgrounds. It’s not about the news, its left or right sources, Be they factual or… Read More »

Shattering some glass — Ruth Hardy

A year ago this week, our country elected a misogynist, sexual predator as president. Over these past 12 months, I’ve heard countless stories from women about the emotional landslide they underwent Nov. 7-9, 2016 — from exuberant anticipation to electoral shock to depressed misery. Many of us felt betrayed. For Democratic women in Vermont, the… Read More »

Hunting hearts and minds

Writers love conflict, and so we often put religion and science in a small pen and make them fight, our readers standing around with fistfuls of dollars cheering one or the other on. Retrying the Scopes Monkey Trial over and over again gets boring, though. Especially when there are so many more interesting faith vs.… Read More »