Commentary

Elizabeth Courtney: The Millennials — you gotta love ‘em

The “heroes” of the new millennium must clearly grasp the urgency of the climate crisis and be ready to take important steps to address it.

Guy Page: Despite EPA ‘pass,’ Vermont faces carbon reduction challenges

If we are truly concerned with our environmental footprint, then Vermont must pay attention to how our imported power is generated, and conserved.

Barrie Dunsmore: The end of the world? Hardly.

The gravity of our current perilous condition is enough to give even a hard-nosed old reporter a sense of impending doom.

Seth Goodall: Assisting underserved small businesses obtain capital

We’re pleased to announce that starting in July, we’ll be transforming our guarantee process to better serve America’s entrepreneurs.

Bob Stannard: That was then …

A look back at 2014 … from 2064

Kunin: Consolidation and community

Efficiency isn’t all that counts in the minds of many Vermonters.

Bill Schubart: Update Vermont school governance

Updating school governance would streamline decision-making, enhance accountability, improve efficiencies, and make the whole system more agile.

Robin Lunge: Going with a state-based exchange saved Vermonters money

Not setting up its own exchange would have cost hard-working Vermonters hundreds if not thousands of dollars in additional insurance expenses each year.

Cyrus Patten: Accountability is not a person

The community is raising concerns en masse about how DCF handles cases. Yet all we hear from leadership is stubborn defense of policies.

John Franco: 1% for universal coverage?

Suppose that during the fall 2015 open enrollment period we could achieve universal health insurance coverage, have resolved the riddle of economic dislocation to small employers?

Rob Roper: Does Montpelier have its priorities straight?

Benway’s Taxi, general stores, and other similar small businesses, however, are Vermont grown, Vermont based, and state policy has a great deal to do with their fate.

Dan DeWalt: Supreme Court’s buffer zone ruling may have a silver lining

Chief Justice John Roberts’ majority opinion waxed poetic about free speech, but it may have simultaneously laid the groundwork for a return to freer political speech.

Don Keelan: Buy local — state government excepted

Why does state government have such a propensity to shop outside the state for services?

Kevin Mullin & Peg Flory: Support the public good

We hope every elected official will join us in encouraging the Public Service Board to support Phase 2 of the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Pipeline, and the significant public good, of this entire project.

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