Several Democratic incumbents are among the Vermont state senators, including Sen. Richard Sears (Bennington) and Sen. Alice Nitka (Windsor) receiving endorsements and “A” grades from the National Rifle Association (NRA). However, Republican incumbents and challengers received the majority of top grades and endorsements.Read more
4 PM, October 15 – At 5 AM on October 14, the New York Post published a story with this lead paragraph:
“Hunter Biden introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company, according to emails obtained by the Post.”Read more
Last Friday I donned my Trump hat, dug out a Trump-Pence sign from the closet, and joined about 20 people rallying in Barre City Hall Park from 4-7 pm. Standing in front of the iconic Naked, Kneeling Soldier statue, I waved our American flag while my wife waved her Trump-Pence sign, and we both waved and smiled at the many people who honked in support and even at the (surprisingly few) who indicated their disapproval.Read more
The Whole Story: Record Lake Champlain Lake Trout a Testament to Successful Sea Lamprey Control Efforts
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department recently certified a record fish entry for a 19.36-pound lake trout caught in Lake Champlain in August. Department officials say this demonstrates the positive impact long-term sea lamprey control efforts are having on the lake’s quality fishing opportunities.Read more
1931 sterilization law targeted Abenaki, mentally ill, French-Canadians.Read more
"(Editor’s note: readers might ask why Vermont writers and media should engage in the spirited defense of the State of Israel. One obvious answer, as shown in the commentary below by author Peter Fernandez of Northfield: some Vermont media outlets have refused to publish his columns, even as Vermont anti-Israel organizations are speaking in public schools and pressuring Vermont institutions to withdraw their participation and support. A version of this post first appeared in the Times of Israel.)Read more
By Tom Evslin
Don’t worry; this is just fantasy reaction.
First the fake news: At 8:07PM Eastern Daylight Time last night observatories and amateurs alike reported a series of strong moonquakes. The face of the man in the moon no longer looks familiar. The cause is yet unknown. Violent protests have surged in Seattle, Portland, and Minneapolis.
For the past two years, how many times have we had to hear from Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) advocates that Vermont’s 2005 goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions “lack teeth,” and this dentally challenged nature of our policies is why Vermont has consistently failed to meet those goals.Read more
This commentary is by Don Turner, a former Republican state representative from Milton, former House minority leader, current Milton town manager and longtime member of the Milton Fire and Rescue departments. He was a candidate for lieutenant governor in 2018.Read more