Opinion

Editorial: Take a Vacation From Digital Devices

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A couple and their two kids await dinner at a neighborhood restaurant. Everyone is silent, hunched over cellphones. A familiar picture? Yes, but families can break the pattern this summer — at least for a …

Column: A Lot Rides on Small Money Vs. Big Money

Sunday, March 29, 2015

“The need for collecting large campaign funds would vanish if Congress provided an appropriation for the proper and legitimate expenses of each of the great …

Column: Critics Call Singapore an Autocracy, but I Felt Free There

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Between my early life in India and my current life in the United States, I spent 14 years in paradise: Singapore. From clean water and …

Forum, March 30: Vote, Lebanon Voters; N.H. Tax Squeeze; Solar Power

Monday, March 30, 2015

Not Voting Is Not an Answer To the Editor: In response to the letter from Connie Kroner on the Lebanon school budget and voter turnout (“Lebanon Voters Are Worn Down,” March 25), I just want to say, I am sorry you feel that way. If you are unhappy …

Column: Pride of Place, Pride of Plate, in Vermont and France

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Like many who hail from the Green Mountain State, I enjoy sharing local food with family, friends and strangers. Whether cutting thick slices of Shelburne Farms cheddar for a perfect grilled cheese, shelling peas picked hours earlier, or …

Editorial: A Sorry Record of Fraternity Abuses

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A quick tour of the Internet strongly suggests that college fraternities across the country are engaging at present in what is often called in the news media a binge of “bad behavior.” That term, though, conveys a sense of boys-will-be-boys mischief-making that hardly does justice to the often …

Column: Libertarian Roots and Ideals of the Internet Have Come to Naught

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Twenty years ago, the conditions facing the technology industry were not unlike those today. A burgeoning consumer market, declining manufacturing costs and easy access to venture capital had begun to inflate the dot-com bubble. Cryptographers were at war …

Steve Nelson: The Entitled Blame the Victims

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Reading the news these days might lead one to believe that white folks, particularly straight male white folks, are a beleaguered minority. It reminds me of a Martin Mull “middle class blues” parody years ago, where Mull sang with faux anguish about his martini being too warm. Pity …

Sunday Forum: The Origins of Residential Colleges; Charlestown Planning Board Did Not Act Arbitrarily

Sunday, March 29, 2015

How Residential Colleges Came to U.S. To the Editor: I read with interest the Associated Press article in the March 23 Valley News describing Dartmouth College’s plan to respond to the related problems of sexual assault and drinking by completely overhauling its housing into a system of residential …

Friday, March 27, 2015

Editorial: A Community of Broadcasters in Royalton

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Facebook, Twitter and the social networks du jour have soaked up the creative juices of the populace, to the point where some fear there’s nothing new to say about cute kittens. But there’s energy of another sort in South Royalton, where the sound of the fiddle is heard …

Column: Sleep for a Better You, and a Better America

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The other day President Barack Obama ruefully told The Huffington Post that he probably doesn’t get enough sleep. Our response to that was, duh! We want him to fret and worry about the country at night so we …

Forum, March 28: An Effective Diversion Program; Free Help With Taxes; Free Snowden

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Our Diversion Program Works To the Editor: We are replying to Dr. Michael Schorsch’s letter of March 25 discussing the failure of public policy in the current opioid epidemic. Although we agree with much of what Dr. Schorsch …