Johnson State College held its final commencement on Saturday. On July 1, it merges with Lyndon State College to form Northern Vermont University.
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…
We’ve been critical of Gov. Phil Scott’s performance during this legislative session, but he was magnificent last week as he explained why he signed three gun bills into law.
Changing horses in midstream is risky business, but that’s what’s happening at the Vermont Agency of Education.
Police shootings have been in the national spotlight for years, but has any police officer ever been involved in three fatal shootings in six months?
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 “…
Vermont needs to fish or cut bait on police coverage. The days are long gone when the state’s biggest menace was speeding tourists.
We’re clambering down off our public-records soapbox to make a modest proposal to the Vermont Legislature.
Our governor, Phil Scott, is an affable, well-thought-of guy. The question is whether he’s the leader the state needs right now. Based on his State of the State address, we have our doubts.
In 1920, the United States locked up its liquor and threw away the key for 13 years.
Block scheduling. No Child Left Behind. Character education. iPads in the classroom. Standards-based instruction. Outcomes-based education.
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…
Things keep changing in public schools, with education officials rethinking report cards and annual schoolwide tests, introducing new technology to the classroom — itself a malleable definitio…
Gov. Phil Scott should appoint a special prosecutor for the EB-5 fraud in the Northeast Kingdom involving Jay Peak and projects in Newport.
Why are conservatives — even in Vermont — so intent on undermining so many Americans’ ability to vote by continually parroting false, nonexistent claims of voter fraud?
With little fanfare, the Scott administration has embarked on a grand health care experiment: the Vermont Medicaid Next Generation ACO Pilot.
In contrast to the race for president, the two candidates for governor of Vermont have comported themselves with dignity and respect.
Donald Trump cannot be president. That would be a nightmare for our nation, and the world.
The good news: Life is returning to normal for husband-and-wife Shap Smith and Melissa Volansky.
This is a good year for Vermont voters — they have some excellent choices for major offices. And good candidates are crucial, since the state will elect a new governor, lieutenant governor and…
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 …
Town Meeting Day is next Tuesday, March 1, continuing Vermont’s 254-year experiment in direct democracy.
There’s a long-running argument about whether Vermonters are leaving the state —because of high taxes, lack of opportunity, and other reasons.
Voters in Morristown and Elmore have decided to merge their school districts. The six towns in the Lamoille North Supervisory Union — Belvidere, Cambridge, Eden, Hyde Park, Johnson and Watervi…
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 …
This Thanksgiving comes at a troubled time.
I took a trip back in time last week, dropping in on the 13th annual Nackey S. Loeb First Amendment Awards in Concord, N.H.
Why in the world did Burlington police withhold the fact that a woman was raped Oct. 16 in the downtown courthouse?
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