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Byline: By PAUL KEANE

The isolation of the 2020-2021 COVID-19 pandemic has given me too much time to think, and I’ve gone back into my early childhood to rediscover all...

Tracy Yarlott-Davis is coming to town. The Hartford Selectboard has announced her appointment as town manager, beginning in February. A native of...

Old hippies never die. They just go to Vermont and hang out in my guest room, naked.I’ve had these two hippies in my home since 1992. They were...

Five months of COVID-19 isolation have turned me into an addict. I didn’t intend for this to happen, but it did. I am addicted to Facebook “likes...

Here’s a contribution toward reopening schools; and I’d better make it fast, since schools open soon.In fact, that’s its name, FAST: Fresh Air...

When I came to Vermont in 1986, the only job I could get, even with multiple master’s degrees, was running a cash register at a gas station and...

From 1987 to 2012, I taught English at two Vermont high schools, one year at the first and then 24 years at the second, Hartford High. I taught...

Every year for 25 years I spent 189 days inside a school building. That’s 4,725 days, according to my calculator. So I’m familiar with the...

I love small town life in Vermont. I recently had a surgical procedure done at a nearby hospital and the nurse turned out to be a former student of...

I first met Luna Ricker 32 years ago, in 1987, when I came to Hartford High School as an English teacher. She was behind the front desk at 8:10...

I guess the thing about my childhood in Mount Carmel, Conn., in the 1940s, ’50s and early ’60s is that nobody explained frightening things to me...

The saying in our modern age of medical advancements goes this way: “Seventy is the new 50.” But I think exactly the opposite is true. When I...

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