Op-Ed: The Horrible Waste of War by Ernie Pyle

The son of a tenant farming parents in west-central Indiana, Ernie Pyle became history’s greatest war correspondent. When Pyle was killed by a Japanese machine gun bullet on the tiny Pacific island of Ie Shima in 1945, his columns were … Continued

Op-Ed: Our seriously unserious Legislature

Recently, the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce surveyed 500 young professionals, primarily Burlington area residents between the ages of 22 and 34, and learned that over 40% intend to leave Vermont. Why? The high cost of housing, the overall high … Continued

Op-Ed: The value of a waiting period

Over the past 28 years as a primary care pediatrician and teacher at UVM’s College of Medicine, and as a member of Vermont’s Child Fatality Review Team, I have learned much about suicide and gun violence. I have seen too … Continued

Op-Ed: The long-term effect of short-term rentals

As we all know, Airbnb, along with the other internet based “short-term rental” sites, sells itself as a way for struggling homeowners to make a few extra bucks “sharing” their living space with the traveling public. Sounds like a very … Continued

Op-Ed: The path to the Blueprint

Gov. Phil Scott has initially distanced himself from a plan to abolish local school boards and replace them with a single entity run from Montpelier. But the Greatly Simplified School District, as it’s dubbed, is clearly the next logical step … Continued

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