Category Archives: Op – Ed

Op - Ed
December 26, 2018

An unfortunate law

By Dick McCormack When the Legislature convenes in January, there will be an effort to amend the Vermont Constitution to alter the 1777 language prohibiting slavery, the first prohibition of…

Op - Ed
December 18, 2018

Time to shred the naughty or nice list

By Melissa Martin Santa Claus (a.k.a, St. Nick, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, or simply Santa) is a Christmas figure celebrated for flying around the globe on Dec. 25 to give…

Op - Ed
November 21, 2018

Revising ‘ the Dream ’

By Angelo Lynn A generation or so ago, the American Dream was writ large in our cultural DNA. Symbolically, the dream came to mean owning an adequate house, having a…

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November 9, 2018

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

By Darius Seidle and Mark Jacobs Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. The biggest cause of lung cancer is smoking, followed by radon…

Op - Ed
November 9, 2018

Will bond downgrade spark pension reform?

By Rob Roper On Oct. 23, Moody’s, the investors’ credit service, downgraded Vermont’s bond rating from AAA to Aa1. This has significant implications for the state’s ability to borrow money…

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October 17, 2018

A backcountry opportunity

By Angelo Lynn The new backcountry hut recently built at Chittenden Brook campground on the east side of Brandon Gap is more than a story about a few hikers and…