Greg Guma

Greg Guma: Navigating change in uncertain times

We’re in uncharted territory. On some days, as the West’s domination of world affairs winds down, you can feel the wheels of history turning.

Greg Guma: Memories of Vermont’s first Earth Day

Vermont had recently adopted what was lauded as the most effective package of environmental controls in the country, a model for other states.

Greg Guma: Scapegoating immigrants isn’t new

This isn’t the first time that the U.S. has been in the grip of an anti-immigrant fever.

Greg Guma: Class struggle in early 20th century Barre

By the early 1920s, although the unions were still strong, the socialist movement was in decline and a new slogan was creeping into use – The American Plan.

Greg Guma: Rendezvous with uncertainty

In post-modern society, self-promotion is the ultimate form of work. It’s a state of affairs that, as we have just witnessed, can catapult a celebrity into power.

Maverick Chronicles: Alternative voices question the consensus

We argued that mass communication in Vermont was not a participatory process. “It is a one-way circuit through which limited, often ephemeral data is provided from centralized sources …”

Be a part of two historic events in Barre

“One Huge Mass of People” will assemble on August 31 to reenact the scene 100 years after Theodore Roosevelt came to Barre on the campaign trail.

Maverick Chronicles: The years of living bureaucratically

Throughout the Watergate era – from John Dean’s 1973 break with the president, through Nixon’s resignation and the eventual coverup trial in late 1974 – I worked and studied harder than at any time in my life.

Maverick Chronicles: Living with polarities

My first newspaper expose was titled “Welcome to Carrigan Lane.” The article let poor tenants speak for themselves. It also pointed out Bennington had no housing codes.

Maverick Chronicles: Bennington holds a culture war

The opening shots of a “moral majority” curriculum war had been fired. What I saw over the next months was depressing but instructive.

Maverick Chronicles: Coming to Vermont

For reasons hard to fathom even now, I declined offers from Universal Television to write scripts and from CBS to intern in the New York news department. What can I say? It was the ’60s.