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What is most disturbing about some comments on the Bread and Puppet article is how Russian aggression against Ukraine is being accepted as the fault of the “war gods of capitalism”, instigated by the US and NATO, and part of CIA plots. What news sources are people getting their information from, Russia Today(RT)? The myopic […]
Congressional and senatorial representatives of both parties are heralded for “bringing home the bacon” as each representative grabs for all the “free” money that can be tucked away in massive federal appropriation bills.  A more appropriate phrase would be “stealing the bacon” as we continue to leave the responsibility of paying the growing deficit and […]
I’m sure there is a record of Vermont, during the ice storm that took us weeks to recover from, that we used train engines to serve as generators that were also “portable. I’m trying to get this information to Ukraine but don’t know how. Can you help? Patricia Elliott Essex Junction
How about we get the tax money we paid in while we worked through the pandemic, like the ones who collected unemployment?  We wear masks eight hours a day, putting our lives and our family's in danger while the ones on unemployment sit on their couch in their PJs watching TV, not costing them a […]
So the liberal city councilors of Burlington and their radical acolytes want to create a civilian oversight board to investigate and hand down discipline on police officers. What an idiotic idea. There is no other word for it. First, this “kangaroo board” would be seeded with people who have no understanding of police procedures, operations […]
On Jan. 11, the Vermont Department for Children and Families presented its budget to the House Appropriations Committee. Its proposal would redirect $4.6 million that has been earmarked for “child development” to a fund that will be used to pay for building a temporary, architecturally secure structure to house adjudicated youth.  This is in addition […]
After reading this article, all I could think of was “this is why I’m a cynic.” Sure, Liam Madden violated our twisted electoral system where PACs, with a wink and a nod, in actuality make up a large portion of a candidate’s fundraising. Saurav Ghosh’s statement lays bare the cancer within our system. “The fact […]
Great story. I have done Hump 4 times. Up and back without stopping. I am 68 and it is a major effort, despite training. The plane legend has me committed one more time.  Patrick Branley Wardsboro
We are barely a couple weeks into the new legislative session and certainly there are plenty of challenges Vermont faces. Housing, child care, homelessness, one of the highest per-capita taxed states, and on.  So does our new Senate leader rise to the challenge? No. He introduces multiple bills to slay his great white whale, gun […]
As usual, the legislators here in Vermont along with the Vermont Public Safety Department continue to mystify me regarding crime in my state.  As someone who used to work in Rutland and frequently travels there for services, I can pretty much see what is going on in Rutland with my God-given eyes; I don't need […]