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  • OP-ED: Going forward

    Breaking News

    By Sen. Bernie Sanders, I want to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Vermont for allowing me to continue representing them in the U.S. Senate. These are tough times for our country, and I promise to continue wo ...

  • The natives are restless in Vermont, as is almost everyone else

    Important Community Bulletins

    Vermonters have always been independent, whether it was having their own republic (1777-1791), re-electing a Congressman while he was in jail (Matthew Lyon, 1798), or sending a Socialist to the Senate (Bernie Sanders, 1994-2 ...

  • As Social Security Turns 77, the Most Successful Program in American History is Under Fierce Attack

    Columns  > Opinion

    BURLINGTON, Vt., Aug. 14 - "We are now in the midst of the fiercest and best-financed attack against Social Security in our lifetimes," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) warned today on the 77th anniversary of the most s ...

  • Learning on empty

    Breaking News

    For the first time, the U.S. Department of Education has reported that the number of homeless students in America has topped one million while another new report estimates that 23% of children in the U.S. live in "relative p ...

  • Op Ed:The $21 million CV controversy: My Perspective

    Important Community Bulletins

    The Vermont Legislature is a fine institution, with a proud tradition, whose members strive to form, or reform, law, in a way, as they see it, that best serves Vermont and her people. However, as legislative sessions draw t ...

  • Doubling down to support renewable energy jobs in Vermont

    Important Community Bulletins

    When he was in Vermont, President Obama called for a "doubling down" in support of clean energy.  Prior to taking the stage, he was introduced by Jeanne Morrissey, the head of a local contracting company. One of the las ...

  • Protecting Vermont’s natural heritage—And our legacy

    Important Community Bulletins

    Forty-two years ago what started as a simple idea quickly grew into a national event. Twenty million Americans marked that first Earth Day, setting aside their political differences and coming together in massive coast-to-c ...

  • Senate kills Expanded Bottle Bill with 22-7 vote

    Important Community Bulletins

    Just as people around Vermont and across the country are marking the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day, Vermont state senators have voted to kill a proposal to expand Vermont's most successful recycling law - the Bottle Bill. A ...

  • OP-ED: Ms. Miller, utilities need to stand firm against demagoguery

    Important Community Bulletins

    In testimony before the full Senate, Department of Public Service Commissioner Elizabeth Miller Thursday experienced the power of political demagoguery and learned how the appeal of writing checks to a few trumps policy that ...

  • OP-ED: Power of a positive message

    Important Community Bulletins

    President Barack Obama inspired Vermonters last Friday with a stem-winder of a 30-minute campaign speech that reminded the 4,500 in attendance about the political power of unity. Advocating for fair taxes, expanded health c ...

  • OP-ED: Give our graduates a break

    Important Community Bulletins

    Our graduates are being shortchanged. The workplace they are entering is the most challenging it has been in decades. By comparison, the workplace those who are responsible for education policy, funding, administration and d ...

  • The Word is Your Oyster

    Columns  > Opinion

    According to some English-only activists who always seem to re-emerge in election year, and even former treasury secretary, Lawrence H. Summers, English's pre-eminence as a global lingua franca has rendered it unnecessary fo ...