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Did young Phil Scott ever get to school on time? At the Thunder Road stock-car track, does Scott lurk in the back of the field and then, right at the end, floor it? Is he the guy who’s shoppin…

A pox on the politicians who have allowed American schools to become charnel houses, on the lobbyists who have turned the Second Amendment into a perverted religion, on the leaders who offer “…

One striking thing about the recent sexual harassment/assault scandals — beyond the star power of many of the perpetrators — is that entertainment and news organizations have much tougher stan…

Give Jeb Spaulding credit for innovative thinking. Spaulding, chancellor of Vermont State Colleges, proposed last week that Johnson State and Lyndon State colleges merge into a single college …

Gov. Peter Shumlin’s State of the State address has been thoroughly dissected in the week since he delivered it. In the last year of his third term, Shumlin has become a polarizing figure; peo…

A bleak picture of Vermont’s economic trends emerges in “State of Working Vermont 2015,” an annual report by a Montpelier think tank, the Public Assets Institute.

The Vermont Legislature starts its 2016 work on Jan. 5, facing a huge agenda. There’s a lot to think about — disgraced state senator Norm McAllister refuses to resign, the budget is about $60 …

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