Op-ed

Opinion: Sounding the Alarm — Agencies Must Have Sustainable Funding Now

by Mary Moulton from Washington County Mental Health Services and Bill Ashe from Upper Valley Services During this legislative session, attention has been given to the need for an increase in the Medicaid rates being paid to the non-profit designated and specialized service agencies that support many of Vermont’s most vulnerable citizens, because these agencies […]

OPINION: Vote for Bernie

by Thomas Mulholland, Worcester Bernie Sanders keeps saying, “This campaign is not just about nominating a candidate for president. It’s about a political revolution.” At the core of this revolution is the manner in which a presidential campaign is financed; that is, a refusal to accept money from super-PACS, Wall Street banks, lobbyists, etc., and […]

EDITORIAL: The Birth of “Chat With Nat”

by Nat Frothingham Let me brag a little about our Managing Editor Carla Occaso. In addition to her writing career as a reporter for the daily Caledonian Record in St. Johnsbury and as a staff writer for the Times-Argus (and she has an impressive list of other writing credits as well) — Carla has a […]

LETTERS: 4.21.16

LETTERS: 4.21.16

People Need Rec Center Editor: Forgive me if I missed any article mentioning the fact that the city is planning on selling the recreation facility on Barre Street. I recently began exercising there several times a week at a very reasonable fee. I believe that a fair amount of people use that facility for a […]

OPINION: Good Government Solutions and Earned Trust

by Secretary of State Jim Condos Smart, focused and efficient government helps Vermonters, so why does it seem that levels of frustration and distrust are at an all-time high? I believe that listening to your customers, cutting red tape, finding efficiencies and increasing transparency are all keys to earning that trust. At the Secretary of […]

OPINION: Good Neighbors Don’t Trespass

by Paul Brouha It is there as day breaks on a still spring morning when I am outside listening for a wild turkey’s gobble. It is there when I cross the yard to work in my garden. When I go out for a walk with the dogs it comes along. I feel its vibrations while […]

EDITORIAL: Melinda Vieux: The Spirited Woman Who ‘Dug In’ on Green Up Day

EDITORIAL: Melinda Vieux: The Spirited Woman Who ‘Dug In’ on Green Up Day

by Nat Frothingham In America as the troubled decade of the 1960s turned into the early years of the 1970s, there was a rising tide of public awareness at the pollution that was threatening the country’s air, water and land. In the news were stories about oil spills, acid rain and bodies of water on […]

LETTERS: 4.7.16

Don’t Wait For Details To Legalize Pot Editor: I heartily disagree with the letter “Urge Your Reps To Vote ‘No’ on Legalizing Pot in the March 17, Montpelier Bridge. The letter says, “we just don’t have enough details yet, so why the rush?” This is the standard caveat employed to shelve any kind of progress. […]

OPINION: Exercise Should Be Fun, Not Enslaving

by Hannah Eschelbach Being ‘healthy’ is such a relative term that it doesn’t even seem to have a meaning. A definition on Medical News Today, an online resource, states, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” But what exactly is the barometer […]

OPINION: Act 46 Causes Loss Of Community Investment

by Jennifer Marckres (Craftsbury School Board Member) Craftsbury Schools is a PK-12 system serving the town of Craftsbury and tuition students from several neighboring communities. We are very proud that our Academy is the oldest and smallest high school in the state of Vermont, but that moniker does not keep us from looking forward. Over […]