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Editorial: Can the Twin States make room at the inn?
12-23-2023 10:00 PM

The Christmas story as told in the New Testament is a profoundly spiritual one, of course, but it has also a compelling material aspect — “because there was no room for them in the inn,” Mary and Joseph are obliged to find shelter in what one hymn...

Editorial: Panhandling is a symptom that calls for a remedy
12-16-2023 10:15 PM

Brattleboro civic officials are perplexed over what can, or should be, done about panhandling, which is rife in their downtown. In this they are hardly alone. Communities elsewhere in Vermont and New Hampshire are struggling with the same issue;...

Editorial: Public funds should stay in public schools
12-10-2023 11:53 AM

A federal lawsuit filed on behalf of Mid Vermont Christian School last month poses the question of whether Vermont taxpayers can be compelled to financially support religious indoctrination contrary to the dictates of their conscience, the state...

Editorial: N.H. gun regulations should be tightened
12-03-2023 7:00 AM

Bradley Haas, the unarmed security guard who was shot and killed in the lobby at New Hampshire’s state psychiatric hospital on Nov. 17, has been hailed as a hero by Gov. Chris Sununu and Attorney General John Formella. While he was all of that, Haas...

Editorial: The local labor market isn’t working
11-26-2023 4:45 PM

Vermont could be the face of a looming long-term national labor shortage, The New York Times reports.That is no doubt a distinction that the Brave Little State of Vermont Public media lore would cheerfully forgo. But at least it is one that it shares...

Editorial: Trump’s Claremont speech crossed a dangerous line
11-19-2023 1:08 PM

A newly sinister note of violence has crept into Donald Trump’s rhetoric recently, as witnessed by his Veterans Day speech at Stevens High School in Claremont earlier this month.You may find that hard to believe, given that the former president has...

Editorial: A brave change of heart on guns
11-06-2023 7:29 AM

Of all the lessons that can be drawn from last month’s horrendous mass shooting in Maine, the most obvious is that if it can happen in Lewiston, it can happen in any small town in Northern New England.Thus, the complacency expressed by some New...

Editorial: Job actions set up labor for the future
10-09-2023 10:17 AM

This summer and autumn of labor discontent signals not only the rise of a revitalized union movement. It also represents a substantive attempt to shape the forces of technological innovation that promise to transform the American workplace and the...

Editorial: Casino questions
10-02-2023 12:34 PM

New Hampshire Republicans expended some time and effort last month trying to gin up alarm over the purported threat of crime posed by people illegally crossing the northern border from Canada. Of this proposition there is scant evidence. But the party...

Hooray for civic initiative
09-26-2023 4:06 PM

Lebanon city government continues to distinguish itself by tackling head-on the most pressing issues facing the community. While this kind of activism will not be met with universal favor, in our view it represents the triumph of realism over the...

Editorial: Privileged panorama
09-18-2023 12:31 PM

It’s hard to regard news that Pomfret and Woodstock are closing a couple of the area’s most scenic roads during foliage season as anything but a day of reckoning for our corner of the world, which for decades has sold its soul for the tourist dollar...

Editorial: Short-term rentals need oversight
09-11-2023 1:35 PM

Enfield is the latest area town trying to get a handle on short-term rentals — the catch-all term for residential properties that are rented to guests for up to 30 days and which are frequently marketed on such internet platforms as Airbnb and VRBO. A...

Editorial: Friends don’t let friends text and learn
09-06-2023 10:43 AM

The Claremont and Newport school districts made the right call and sent an important message in tightening restrictions on cell phones for the coming academic year. We believe students will benefit socially, emotionally and educationally as they try...

Editorial: Freedom of expression under fire
08-28-2023 9:45 AM

There are points on the political spectrum where the arcs of far right and far left converge: adherence to outlandish conspiracy theories, for one. Another troubling commonality is explored in an alarming new report from PEN America — a nonprofit...

Editorial: Reject ‘low-quality’ curriculum
08-21-2023 10:23 AM

The state Board of Education has paused New Hampshire Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut’s latest attempt to undermine the public schools, but we fear board members will not stay the course.As the New Hampshire Bulletin reported, the board earlier...

Editorial: Large-animal vets needed
08-14-2023 9:40 AM

The rebirth of small-scale agriculture in Vermont and New Hampshire is one of the most inspiring stories of our time. But undeniable challenges to its sustainability persist, including the unprecedented volatility of weather in a warming climate; the...

Editorial: Better downtown benefits all
08-07-2023 12:20 PM

The decline and fall of Hanover’s retail empire did not unfold overnight; nor will it be rebuilt in a day, or in the same form. But at least the town’s government, business and college leaders seem to understand the need for a coordinated effort to...

Desantis’ debut reveals deep flaws
07-24-2023 9:30 AM

New Hampshire presidential primary voters pride themselves on separating the contenders from the pretenders, and fairly often they succeed. A number of potential candidates who looked strong on paper over the years have instead been exposed in the...

Editorial: Books retain the power to shake the world
07-01-2023 10:06 PM

It is no wonder that books are on the front lines of America’s culture wars. They are arguably the most dangerous thing in our national life, notwithstanding that an estimated 16 million Americans own at least one AR-15 semiautomatic rifle.Dangerous...

Editorial: Balancing growth and conservation
06-24-2023 10:29 PM

Vermont is trying to thread the policy needle by promoting, on the one hand, affordable housing and, on the other, land conservation. This experiment, in the form of two bills passed by the Legislature this year, will test the proposition that these...

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