Nov 2 – Nov 15

Post 3 Welcomes Legion National Commander Denise Rohan to Montpelier

Post 3 Welcomes Legion National Commander Denise Rohan to Montpelier

by  Nat Frothingham A large crowd of members and friends of American Legion Post 3 gathered for dinner on October 23 to welcome Denise Rohan, the first-ever woman elected to serve as American Legion National Commander. Rohan was elected to the post on August 24, 2017, at the Legion’s national convention in Reno, Nevada. Post […]

Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce to Offer Seminar on Human Resources

Advocacy also means supporting the region’s economy by promoting our very healthy tourism sector. The Chamber attends tourism trade shows and events to entice visitors to come to Central Vermont, such as The New York Times Travel Writers Show, The Boston Globe Travel Show, and The Hartford Courant Travel Show.  And we send out hundreds […]

OPINION: Hearts of Darkness

by David F. Kelley Trapping season started in Vermont this past Saturday (October 27). It runs through March 31, 2018. Most Vermonters don’t pay much attention to trapping season unless their dog or cat is one of the non-targeted animals that gets injured or killed by a leghold trap.  But those of us who live […]

OPINION: Repeal Vermont’s Certificate of Need Law

by Rob Roper Kevin Mullin, chairman of the Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB), appeared on the WDEV radio program “Open Mike” (10/11/17) to discuss Certificate of Need (CON) laws in the wake of a controversy regarding Copley Hospital and their highly successful orthopedic surgery center. Copley is, apparently, generating too much revenue as the result […]

Holistic School of Business Opens New Headquarters in Montpelier and Announces Free Community Workshops

Jason Pugliese, President and Founder of the Holistic School of Business, has announced two new developments at the school. First, the School has re-opened in new headquarters at 27 State Street in downtown Montpelier right above Capitol Grounds Café. And second, the School is offering a series of four community workshop on Tuesday evenings beginning […]

SOAPBOX: Eclipsed

by Margaret Blanchard “It’s impossible to struggle for… equal rights for blacks, without including whites. Because … fair play, justice, are like the air: we all have it, or none of us has it.”  Maya Angelou Recently I was moved by a key question proposed by civil rights activist Ruby Sales: “Where does it hurt?”  […]

Montpelier Mayor John Hollar Not Seeking Re-Election

by Nat Frothingham Mayor John Hollar has announced his intention not to seek re-election as mayor at next year’s city meeting. That meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6, 2018. A written statement dated October 31 begins with these words, “It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing my intention not to seek re-election […]

OPINION: Support a Carbon Pollution Tax in Vermont

by William C. Thwing My name is Bill Thwing, I live in Bennington, where I am a member of Bennington Climate Advocates, which is a node of  I am also a member of the Citizen’s Climate Lobby. We want to thank Governor Scott and the members of the Climate Action Commission for having come […]

‘The Idiot’s Tale’ Opens at the Plainfield Little Theater on Nov. 2

by Nat Frothingham In “The Idiot’s Tale”—an old, curmudgeonly—indeed a delusional actor whose name is Horne—and who is a nursing home resident confined to a single room—gets it into his head that he’s onstage and facing an audience. “That’s the conceit of the play,” said writer, director, and producer Tom Blachly, whose play will open […]

The Amahl and the Night Visitors

In 1951, NBC’s “Hallmark Hall of Fame” debuted and presented an original one-act opera composed specifically for television. Gian Carlo Menotti wrote “Amahl and the Night Visitors” in the space of a month—with an original English libretto by the composer. It was broadcast live from Rockefeller Center. The composer took his inspiration from Hieronymus Bosch’s […]