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Opinion: Act 46 won't hurt school boards

Posted on June 13, 2016 |
By Nicole L. Mace



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Opinion: Rules suspension not justified in solar siting bill fix

Posted on June 13, 2016 |
By Paul Ralston



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Notes of appreciation: Card party helped raise money for research

Posted on June 13, 2016 |
By Stephen Pilcher



The recent layoff of over 100 employees at Keurig highlights the flaws in the Vermont Employment Growth Initiative (VEGI) program.

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Clippings: 'Miss Kolb' — a teacher for a lifetime

Posted on June 9, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



When retiring Bristol Elementary School teacher Sandy Haddock told me about how she often makes mistakes — deliberately — so that students will catch her out and learn for themselves how essential mistakes are to learning, I could think of only one person.

Emma Kolb. 

That’s Miss Kolb to me — forever and eternally, even in my memory (oh, and I’ve just stopped slumping in my chair in front of this computer and am trying to sit ramrod straight, just thinking about her).

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Eric Davis: Much is riding on Britain’s EU vote

Posted on June 9, 2016 |
By Eric Davis



On June 23, British voters will cast their ballots in a referendum on whether to remain in the European Union, of which Britain has been a member since 1973, or to leave. Next to the U.S. presidential election, the “Brexit” referendum is the most important election scheduled anywhere in the world this year. Its outcome will affect the global economy, and will provide a good test of the appeal of nationalist and populist politics at the ballot box.

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Victor Nuovo: Lucretius: 'Where shall wisdom be found?'

Posted on June 9, 2016 |
By Victor Nuovo



Editor’s note: This is the 16th and final in a series of essays on Lucretius, an early philosopher who provides a link to “lost classics” through his epic poem “On the Nature of Things.”

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Opinion: Plant native species at new town building

Posted on June 9, 2016 |
By Anna Rose Benson



I was happy to see the three small flags on the north side of the municipal building that indicate tree-planting sites.

I had been sad when the big tall black locust trees were cut down from back of the white house that was there.

I still miss those trees, especially in June when the big fragrant white flowers bloomed so sweet and buzzed with bees. They were good trees for the birds, too, giving them shelter, shade and insects to eat. Birds and mammals ate the seeds.

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Opinion: Let's learn from WWII veterans

Posted on June 9, 2016 |
By Ivan St. George



America and Vermont need to get a grip. A mere 72 years ago the second World War was at a tipping point where a major victory on either side would tip the balance in their favor and forever seal the fate of the free world.

June 6, 1944, the allies, led by the United States, invaded the beaches of Normandy, France, on their way to eventually defeating the Nazis (national socialist German workers’ party).

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Editorial: Clinton + Bernie's revolution

Posted on June 9, 2016 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



After Tuesday’s determining primaries, in which Hilary Clinton won convincingly in California and New Jersey and even slipped past Bernie Sanders in South Dakota, the die is cast: Clinton will be the nominee. She has won the majority of the pledged delegates, she has won more states and contests, her steadfast support is across more demographic sectors of the population and far stronger in the most populated regions of the nation. She also has a sure lead among the Democratic Superdelegates, as well she should. She earned it.

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Community Forum: Child care funds don't meet need

Posted on June 9, 2016 |
By Robyn Freedner-Maguire



This week’s writer is Robyn Freedner-Maguire of Burlington, campaign director of Let’s Grow Kids, a statewide public awareness and engagement campaign about the important role that high-quality, affordable child care can play in supporting the healthy development of Vermont’s children during their first five years.

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