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Editorial: In The Doghouse
This week the Lyndon Select board ordered a resident to control his dangerous dogs or lose them. Rhe Higbee, owner of six pit bulls on Little Egypt Road, was told he must build a secure fence around his home to prevent the dogs from terrorizing neighbors as they've done for the last year.
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Editorial: Fewer Distractions?
According to a report from Robert Blechl, fewer North Country drivers are texting while driving. Blechl spoke with Littleton Police Chief Paul Smith about the recent N.H. ban on distracted driving.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Editorial: Cheating Government
According to an AP report, "Hundreds of U.S. government employees - including some with sensitive jobs in the White House, Congress and law enforcement agencies - used Internet connections in their federal offices to access and pay membership fees to the cheating website Ashley Madison."
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Editorial: No Need For Shelters
According to multiple Caledonian-Record reports, the St. Johnsbury Planning Commission really wants homeless shelters in the town's residential and commercial zones.
Monday, August 24, 2015

Editorial: Right to Watch
The Union Leader and WMUR this week filed a joint request in Merrimack Superior Court to compel the N.H. Attorney General to release video footage of two Haverhill police officers who shot and killed Hagen Esty-Lennon in Bath on July 6.
Saturday, August 22, 2015

Editorial: Shumlin 2.0
Speaker of the House Shap Smith has thrown his hat in the ring to seek the Democratic nomination for Governor in 2016. He hopes to replace retiring Governor Peter Shumlin.
Friday, August 21, 2015

Editorial: Economic Fallout
Committees from the Windham County Economic Development Program and the Southern Vermont Economic Development Zone met last week to discuss fallout from the Vermont Yankee power plant closure.
Thursday, August 20, 2015

Editorial: Earning Their Stripes
A pair of women will graduate from the United States Army's grueling Ranger School on Friday, according to the Washington Post.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Editorial: Good Day's Work
David French of National Review reported from London on a notable incident in ISIS-occupied Iraq or Syria.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Editorial: Social Insecurity
On Thursday, renowned economist Art Woolf wrote a report for the Burlington Free Press about the Social Security system in Vermont. Among his findings:
Monday, August 17, 2015

Editorial: Rotten Pork
Yesterday Jennifer Hersey Cleveland reported on the many splendored effects of being one of the poorest areas in the country. Her article, "Economic Impact Of REAP Zone Money Evident In NEK Communities," cheers all the federal money "being funneled the Northeast Kingdom because of its designation as a REAP Zone."
Saturday, August 15, 2015

Editorial: Of Riffraff Nipples
A handful of women recently went topless at Hampton Beach in New Hampshire in support of a nationwide movement to "Free the Nipple." The effort is billed as an equality push and is intended to de-sexualize the female nipple.
Friday, August 14, 2015

Editorial: If At First You Don't Succeed...
On Tuesday Hilary Clinton spoke at River Valley Community College in Claremont, N.H.
Thursday, August 13, 2015

Editorial: Free Speech *
On Friday Presidential candidate Donald Trump knocked veteran Fox News journalist Megyn Kelly for questions she asked him during last week's Republican debate. Kelly pressed Trump on derogatory comments that he made about women in the past. The real estate mogul took exception to the line of questioning and characterized her inquiries as ridiculous.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Editorial: Nutshell Economics
Last Friday the following two headlines were among those gracing the homepage of the Burlington Free Press: 1) VT gets $3M to expand opioid addiction treatment; 2) Keurig to cut about 200 jobs in Vermont.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Editorial: Smile and Be Nice
Recently an off-duty detective in Medford, Mass. was captured screaming at a driver and threatening ""I'll put a hole right through your f---ing head," during a disturbing traffic stop.
Monday, August 10, 2015

Editorial: Choosing Carefully
Vermont Public Radio reported recently on a confidential memo it obtained from the Vermont Agency of Education about confusion surrounding Act 46. Specifically what the new law means for 93 towns who enjoy school choice.
Saturday, August 8, 2015

Editorial: Of Best and Brightest Minds
According to a Watchdog.org report from Bruce Parker, "An independent report on Vermont Health Connect shows Vermonters will pay up to $2.7 million for June's faulty technology fix, a fact not disclosed by the Shumlin administration's report."
Friday, August 7, 2015

Editorial: Not Straight... From The Horse's Mouth
On Meet the Press, Sunday, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz found herself unable to articulate any difference between a Democrat and Socialist.
Thursday, August 6, 2015

Editorial: Scrabble With A Cat
A report last week from the United States Health and Human Services inspector general's office said that only one out of 23 government-run health-care co-ops, nationwide, made money. The rest were losers.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015


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