Op-Ed: Overcharged for health care

“Overcharged: Why Americans Pay Too Much for Health Care” is a fast-paced 435-page trip through the underbelly of the health care industry, the policies that shape it, and their often undesirable and overly costly results. Its basic point is that … Continued

Op-Ed: Christine Hallquist: It’s past time

There are several facts almost every Vermonter can tell you about Vermont: we were the first state to abolish slavery, first to pass civil unions, and the first to pass same-sex marriage through the legislature. All of these point to … Continued

Thank you to the diners of Landgrove Inn

Dear Editor, I am writing to thank the diners of the Landgrove Inn where I was a chef for close to 12 years. The time has come to bid farewell to a place I often considered home. All of you … Continued

Laura C. Laplante Walker

Laura C. Laplante Walker

PROCTORSVILLE, Vt. – Laura Celina Laplante Walker, 91, passed away peacefully Monday, April 9 in her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her parents Laura and Omer Laplante of Proctorsville, Vt., sister Anita Wehler … Continued

“Remember when…” results, history of Mt. Ascutney


A couple weeks ago, I submitted two photos to The Vermont Journal and The Shopper for “Remember when …” One was a stone house and the other a log cabin once located on Mount Ascutney. Readers were encouraged to contact … Continued

Business Spotlight: Moose Creek Adirondack Chairs

Moose Creek Adirondack Chairs 217 Main Street, Grafton, Vt. 802-380-3579 moosecreekchairs@hotmail.com www.vtadirondackchairs.com Woodworker Randy Antinarelli is the owner of Moose Creek Adirondack Chairs. He produces custom-made Adirondack chairs and tables at his Grafton Village shop. All of his furniture is … Continued

Vermont State Fair returns for 173rd year

State Fair

RUTLAND, Vt. – Vermont State Fair returns for its 173rd year Tuesday, Aug. 14. The gates open at 1 p.m. and the Midway opens at 5 p.m. with admission fee and free parking. The Vermont State Fair is an agricultural … Continued

Clean Water Week to protect lakes, rivers, and wetlands

Clean Water Week

REGION – There’s no question that Vermont’s 800 lakes and ponds, 23,000 miles of rivers and streams, and 300,000 acres of wetlands are a point of pride and reverence for everyone from seventh-generation Vermonters to weekend tourists. This week, dozens … Continued

Jose is Pet of the Week


Jose Jalepeno here! I am a gentle boy who is need of a special home. I came to the shelter as a stray and the vet believes that I am around 10 months old. I was found hanging out at … Continued

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