On these pages in recent days, there has been a lot of discussion about getting flu shots.

This is what the Caledonian Record had to say about a decision by the Department of Public Safety to block the release juveniles’ names in criminal cases:

It is encouraging that more Vermonters are getting back to work. For now.

Anyone who spends any time on social media quickly comes to grips with three things: First, facts get in the way of agendas; second, that most people are actually incapable of a meaningful discussion (notice we did not say debate) about what’s going on in the nation and world; and third, mor…

This is what the Bangor (Maine) Daily News had to say recently about the eviction ban being considered:

How far have we fallen? Too far.

It is hard to know where to place our anger: On President Trump or on Bob Woodward.

A segment on Vermont Public Radio this week has highlighted a problem that is a growing concern nationwide: Teen and youth anxiety and depression are getting worse since COVID lockdowns began in March.

So here is an interesting side effect of the pandemic: Zooming is affecting our self esteem.

Today, lawmakers are expected to vote on the Global Warming Solutions Act, which received tripartisan support in the House by a vote of 105-37. A few months later, in June (and amid the pandemic), the Senate offered its support, 23-5.

An article by the Associated Press this week details what we already know: Mental health therapists’ caseloads are bulging.

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, USPS, Post Office cuts, vote by mail, political cartoon

Efforts to fight systemic racism are imperative right now.

President Trump may believe that breaking rules is a way to show how broken our political system has become. However, the blatant disregard for laws and rules by which other presidents have had to follow raises fresh concerns about the longer view.

For two days in a row, the WNBA and the NBA postponed three games after the weekend shooting of Jacob Blake.

US Senator Tim Scott R-NC, Uncle Tim, political cartoon

One of the unsung heroes of this pandemic in Vermont — and across the nation — is public access television.

As much as Americans want to talk about Michelle Obama’s address at the virtual Democratic National Convention’s first day, it was Bernie Sanders’ whose message could prove to be the most poignant.

The 19th Amendment enfranchised millions of women across the United States following a seven-decade campaign. Its centennial anniversary is being celebrated this year.

This week, Rep. Peter Welch and 74 other representatives demanded that new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy answer for his attempts to gut the Postal Service.

So for however stressed out parents and educators are feeling about the start of the school year, we must remind ourselves that it is children who will be most affected.

One of our reporters has been covering an ongoing issue in a community that has proven to be increasingly divisive. Several community members have reached out to us to tell us how grateful they have been for the coverage. But a small minority of individuals have become a larger minority in a…

While there are no jaw-dropping results out of the latest Vermont Public Radio/Vermont PBS poll, there is plenty for Vermonters to talk about and digest.

In the last week, there have been two references to Sinclair Lewis’ “It Can’t Happen Here.”

At a time when the state is facing unprecedented levels of unemployment, it also is seeing significant growth in its clean energy industry.

The good news: The General Election is set in stone.

If we can do it with our votes, why not try it with our public health?

Sept. 8 is the date. That’s the first day of public school in Vermont.

In just over three weeks, the tally will be complete on which Vermonters will represent their respective parties going into the General Election in November.

Across the Northeast, the numbers would suggest we are doing something right.

Should we be afraid right now? We believe the answer is “yes.”

The growing concern on the minds of Vermont families right now is what will happen for students this fall.

Parents across Vermont are wringing their hands, trying to figure out what will happen in a matter of weeks when the state’s public schools re-open to its 75,000 students.

It is reassuring that state and private colleges and universities around Vermont are taking bold measures to keep students and staff when they return to higher learning this fall.

We are a step closer to the truth.

Sophie Zdatny, the newly named chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges System, certainly has her work cut out for her.

This weekend we celebrate the 244th anniversary of the founding of our nation.

If you were not composting or using your own bags for groceries, this week has probably been a bit of a shock to your system.

If you were not composting or using your own bags for groceries, this week has probably been a bit of a shock to your system.

It’s been a tough week. Fortunately, for Vermont it has been business as usual.

Five Questions With

Just over three months ago we started “Five Questions With ...” to put a human face to this pandemic. Today marks the final installment in this stage of the project, but it will continue with a new set of questions more focused on Vermont’s recovery. Here, Paul Costello, of Montpelier, offer…

Marlee Brunton, of Middlesex, talks about the pandemic and its effects on her family.

Marlee Brunton, of Middlesex, talks about the pandemic and its effects on her family.

Alayna Martel, of Barre Town, is a registered nurse at UVM Medical Center. She talks about how, as a frontline workers, her life has been affected by the pandemic.

Alayna Martel, of Barre Town, is a registered nurse at UVM Medical Center. She talks about how, as a frontline workers, her life has been affected by the pandemic.

Gayle Townsend-Lang, of Rutland, works full time wearing many hats for the Rutland City Public Schools as “Miss Gayle.” Here she talks about how she has been affected by the pandemic.

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Yankee Notebook columnist Willem Lange, of East Montpelier, talks about how he has been affected by self-isolation and the pandemic.

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Yankee Notebook columnist Willem Lange, of East Montpelier, talks about how he has been affected by self-isolation and the pandemic.

CPA Thomas Lauzon, of Barre, discusses how his life has been affected by the pandemic and self-isolation. Earlier this spring Lauzon was named to the governor’s Economic Mitigation & Recovery Task Force.

Chrispin White, of Rutland, discusses how he has been adapting to self-isolation and how the pandemic has been affecting him.

Chrispin White, of Rutland, discusses how he has been adapting to self-isolation and how the pandemic has been affecting him.

Christina Sweet, of Rutland, discusses how she and her family have been affected by the pandemic and self-isolation over these months.

Christina Sweet, of Rutland, discusses how she and her family have been affected by the pandemic and self-isolation over these months.

Educator and Vermont Mountaineers General Manager Brian Gallagher, of East Montpelier, discusses how the pandemic has affected his life. Earlier this spring, the Mountaineers’ organizers announced they would cancel the 2020 season.

Cat Heatley, of Rutland, talks about how her life has been affected by the pandemic in recent weeks.

Cat Heatley, of Rutland, talks about how her life has been affected by the pandemic in recent weeks.

Barre Partnership Executive Director Tracie Lewis talks about self-isolation and how the pandemic has been affecting her life.

Montpelier writer Thomas Greene discusses how he has been affected by self-isolation and the pandemic.

Drew Smith, of Rutland, talks about self-isolation and how the pandemic has affected his life.

Jessica Van Orman talks about her experience in self-isolation and how the pandemic has affected her life.

Artist Jen Rondinone, of Rutland, reflects on self-isolation and how the pandemic has affected her and her family.

Mark Breen, the “Eye on the Sky” guy from the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury, shares his thoughts in self-isolation and how the pandemic has been affecting his life.

Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe discusses how self-isolation and the pandemic have affected his life.

Executive Director of the Paramount Bruce Bouchard, of Rutland, talks about how his life has been affected by the pandemic and its consequences.

Executive Director of the Paramount Bruce Bouchard, of Rutland, talks about how his life has been affected by the pandemic and its consequences.

WDEV radio talk show host Dave Gram, of Montpelier, talks about the pandemic and how it has been affecting him and his life.

WDEV radio talk show host Dave Gram, of Montpelier, talks about the pandemic and how it has been affecting him and his life.