Organizers of Green Up Day made the decision this weekend to postpone the annual event until May 30. Originally, it was scheduled for May 2.

In a week’s time, a lot has changed. COVID-19 has sickened more than 482,800 people, according to official counts on Thursday morning. At least 21,896 people have died, and the virus has been detected in at least 171 countries. Nationwide, more than 1,000 deaths have been reported. As of Thu…

On Saturday afternoon, members of The Times Argus news staff started receiving reports that a local grocery store had rushed people out of the store because employees at the store had been exposed to COVID-19.

Chances are, this has been one of the most challenging weeks of your life.

In the last week, we have witnessed the volatile effects COVID-19 has had on the financial markets and the business community. For the world markets, it has been a wild ride, with the lowest lows since 1987, and bold attempts at rebounds that feel more like one step forward, three steps back.

In the face of the coronavirus challenge, we are witnessing a range of reactions.

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders took the reins Thursday, giving the speech that many Americans have been waiting for since the COVID-19 crisis started.

Across the state, we are seeing Vermonters responding to the threat of the potential spread of the coronavirus. Every organization, institution and business is working on a response plan should the pandemic worsen here in the coming weeks.

There is an entire generation that is receiving information in a way that is foreign to the generations that preceded it. It has created an ongoing struggle between young users and generations that long for “the way it used to be.”

It is easy to lament Elizabeth Warren’s departure from the presidential race. But why lament?

We received a call Monday from a reader begging us not to fall prey to the “novel coronavirus hoax.” “It’s the media that is spreading the panic,” he insisted.

Since our last episode of “As The Election Cycle Turns,” Tom Steyer, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar took themselves out of the running. At least Buttigieg and Klobuchar have indicated they will be throwing their support to Vice President Joe Biden.

On March 3, be sure to vote.

Tuesday night’s Democratic debate, the tenth for most of the candidates, was revealing in its chaos.

In a matter of weeks, most towns in Vermont will ask townspeople to consider how public departments should be best funded — and governed.

An article circulated by Kaiser Health News this week shows just how hard the battle to fight opioids really is. Even when you do away with them altogether and offer viable, natural, cost-effective, nonaddictive alternatives.

Vermont artist D.J. Barry has put cows on the map again. Or vice versa. The Middlesex artist has taken his World Cow mural artwork worldwide. Barry’s characteristic black-and-white Holstein has black areas that resemble a world map. The theme of his campaign is to promote peace and kindness …

We love our Vermont. We appreciate its working landscape. And we have been mindful for 50 years now that Act 250 has done well by the state in its attempts to regulate the state in such a way that we have had a balance between development and protecting our natural resources.

It is with increasing — and unfortunate — frequency that the news becomes part of the news.

In the wake of the Iowa Caucus, two things seem obvious: There are concerns about the election process; and the large turnout could have a very interesting impact on Vermont.

Acquitted. And still just as divided. Probably more so today. In the State of the Union, the president suggested the country has come together over common goals.

A front-page article this week had the American Lung Association giving Vermont a failing grade on tobacco control and prevention funding.

If we didn’t feel as though we were in the middle of a mess before, we can feel like we are now.

Nearly four years after then-presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would eliminate the federal debt in eight years, the deficit has risen by more than 16% under his presidency.

We want to believe that when our children are in school, they feel safe. But the truth is, kids today are feeling pressure when it comes to their personal safety. According to the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, kids are often subjected to fights and bullying. In turn, the report states, st…

An emerging threat to all Vermonters, and across our region, is reaching some terrifying numbers, and is eliciting some stern warnings to the public.

This latest snowstorm had some pretty good snowball snow. You know the stuff — fluffy but just wet enough that it packs well. Not too wet (which is great for making a snow sculpture) and not too dry, fine and slippery (which is best for sledding).

We were glad to see Elizabeth Warren make a forceful case for a female president during Tuesday night’s debate. It seems idiotic that, as a nation in 2020, we would need a female candidate for the presidency to defend such a thing. It should be a given.

Most people who read their local newspaper are grateful for the coverage. Sometimes, it is quaint and folksy. Other times it is gritty. Only on occasion does our local news coverage border on scary, which is a blessing.

Given the current political climate, Gov. Phil Scott took a bold position in reaffirming his commitment to resettling new refugees.

Mitzi Johnson, meet Theodore Roosevelt. You two have something in common.

The president has seemingly backed off from escalating a war with Iran. The impeachment trial lingers in the wings, while the presidential election rages on. Around here, lawmakers are back in session, debating the issues of the day. It’s all so daunting.

The Vermont Legislature will reconvene on Tuesday for the second half of the 2019-2020 biennium, and hand-wringing will recommence over whether we dare, in Vermont, raise additional revenue for necessary funding programs by increasing taxes on the wealthy.

On the other side of the country today, consumers are feeling a change. It’s not a tax, but it is a certain form of relief.

The following editorial appeared one year ago today. With one adjustment, we allow the message to speak for itself — again.

With so many young Vermonters taking an active role in speaking out on issues related to climate change, perhaps lawmakers should take seriously a proposal that will be coming their way this session that would require school districts to offer lessons on climate change.

We have said thanks. We have shared gifts. Now we must resolve.

Today marks Rob Mitchell’s final day as general manager of the Rutland Herald and The Times Argus.

As 2020 comes in on little cat feet — as poet Carl Sandburg said of fog — Vermonters have something to feel good about. We have made progress, and will make further progress, on two issues of importance to our environment.

Tonight is Christmas Eve, where across this country and in many parts of the world families will gather around a tree festooned with decorations and lights, and children will hope they’ve been good enough. The stockings will be hung, and gifts arrayed under the tree, ready to be opened. Fami…

As long as the United States shuns public financing of our presidential elections, there will be billionaires using the advantages of their wealth and connections to outspend their rivals — chiefly in the party primaries — to try to win for themselves the plum of the U.S. presidency.

So what’s next? A president who has been impeached by the House can still serve as president. It’s up to the Senate to hold a trial to decide whether to remove him from office. The two other presidents impeached by the House, Bill Clinton and Andrew Johnson, were acquitted by the Senate.