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News Briefs
March 22, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Fair Haven Select Board holds special, short emergency meeting FAIR HAVEN—Fair Haven’s Select Board had planned an evening meeting for Tuesday, March 14, but thought it would be wiser to hold an emergency meeting at noon to conduct a partial reorganization. Town Manager Herb Durfee…

News Briefs
March 22, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs

Loyalty Day looks for parade entrants Planning for the May 7 Loyalty Day parade is underway, and Ron Fairbanks is looking for entries. The parade is the first Sunday in May to express their patriotism and honor the men and women who have served their…

“Beaver duck”: the adaptable hooded merganser
Column
March 22, 2017

“Beaver duck”: the adaptable hooded merganser

By Michael J. Caduto

Imagine ten nearly round white eggs snug in a hollow tree, lined with soft feathers plucked from the mother’s breast. The hen carefully tends the 2-inch eggs for about a month until the chicks hatch. Prompted by their mother’s call, downy…

Column
March 22, 2017

Beware of schemes during tax season

By Kevin Theissen

It’s tax season! Every year, around this time, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) publishes its dirty dozen—a list of scams criminals use to try and ferret out personal information and/or steal money. For example, if you received an email from a top…

Column
March 22, 2017

“Shall never see a poem lovely as a tree”

By Brett Yates

Winter landscapes will never stop being kind of magical to me, no matter how joylessly and cynically grownup I become: the endless unstained carpet of a fresh snowfall, the sculptural perfection of an icicle, the fierce sting of the cold itself. The…

Column
March 22, 2017

Feeding the Joneses

By Dom Cioffi

At the end of last summer, just as the school year was beginning, I executed my son’s Xbox. I had been warning him for weeks that this scenario might unfold if he didn’t show some restraint with his burgeoning gaming addiction. But…

Column
March 22, 2017

Rockin’ the region with Bloomer

Bloomer returns to Killington this weekend and you can see his duo with Stuart Slocum Friday and Saturday, 8:30 p.m. at Outback Pizza. Bloomer also will be playing solo at The Foundry Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. Bloomer plays acoustic guitar and Slocum plays drums…

Op - Ed
March 22, 2017

TrumpCare’s big sin

By Angelo S. Lynn

By now, the biggest sin of the GOP health care bill is well known: it’s a tax cut bill masquerading as a health care plan. Simply put, it takes health care away from lower-income and middle-income Americans who need it most,…

Op - Ed
March 22, 2017

In praise of pragmatism

By Lee H. Hamilton

As you watch the healthcare proceedings on Capitol Hill, imagine what things might be like if we lived in more functional political times. In particular, what if Congress were run by pragmatists? It would not change the issues at hand. On…

Op - Ed
March 22, 2017

Clouds on the horizon: The public’s right to know is under attack

By Sen. Patrick Leahy

This is the first Sunshine Week, since it began in 2005, when the public’s right to know has been under direct assault, and on several fronts. “Fake news,” “alternative facts,” retaliatory restrictions on press access by the White House, and demonizing attacks…