Cold Hard Facts: Our Local Newspapers Are Dying

As I was making my way through a colossal cappuccino and the Rutland Herald before dawn last weekend, the “Goings ...
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Food, shelter, safety: For Vermonters and our visitors

About a year ago, Polly Mikula, editor and publisher of Mountain Times, graciously agreed to meet with me about work ...
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Aim to age gracefully

My recent Mountain Times feature, “For Your Own Good, Have a Plan,†prompted a bemused request from friends over 70 ...
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For your own good, have a plan!

At this time of year, many people are heading to lakes, ponds, beaches, and pools, perhaps toting their mobile devices, ...
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For the Greater Good: Habitat for Humanity

When Hurricane Irene ravaged large swaths of our region more than 10 years ago, national and local media alike praised ...
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For the Greater Good: Care and Treating of Young Professionals

The events of the past two years have transported all of us to what seems like a different planet, leading ...
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NewStory Center Serves and Honors the Vulnerable, the Strong, the Survivors

On first meeting Avaloy Lanning, the executive director of Rutland’s NewStory Center, one is most impressed with her generous laugh, ...
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For the Greater Good: Associates for Training & Development is Calling for Workers 55+, Older Workers Often Overlooked

Employers from Vermont to Vancouver are facing unforeseen difficulties in attracting qualified workers, but there are jobhunters over 55 who ...
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Opine Don’t Whine: Make Substantive Suggestions

Recently, some Herald contributors who opine about our downtown have crossed the line from opining to whining. Trolling their thesauruses ...
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For the Greater Good: Rev. Dr. Alberta Wallace on Faith, Hope, and Charity – in Good Times and in Bad

Despite the predictions of grumpy groundhogs and other miscreant mammals (plus Buzz the Hornet at NVU-Lyndon), who declared we are ...
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