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MIDDLEBURY | When someone calls another person a “racist,” as Sen. Bernie Sanders did of President Donald Trump on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, is it considered defamatory speech? Read more

The Vermont Eagle

Trying to place blame for the government shutdown is an exercise in futility. Read more

Letters to the Editor

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The last time I touched on the national debt, we were only a mere $18.4 trillion in the hole. Last week, we passed $22 trillion. Read more

Guest Columnists

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MIDDLEBURY | Gov. Phil Scott  announced he appointed 103 Vermonters to state boards and commissions during the months of December and January, according to administration spokesperson Rebecca Kelley. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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CHESTERTOWN | Government watchdog Travis Whitehead, a professional engineer who for years has challenged decisions and expenditures of Warren County, has announced his candidacy for supervisor of Queensbury. Read more

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When it comes to using state taxpayer dollars to advance his left-of-center political agenda, Vermont Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman isn’t shy. Read more

Editorials

WASHINGTON, D.C. | Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Schuylerville) isn’t a fan of the Green New Deal, the resolution introduced by progressive lawmakers last week to combat climate change. Read more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | Two young politicians considered to be rising rock stars in their parties have met — sort of. Read more

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It is a sad state of affairs when defending our borders, the primary reason to have a government, and requiring potential new citizens to obey our laws and to come through our front door is called “party politics.” Read more

Letters to the Editor

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Kari Ratliff, who works as motor vehicle supervisor at the Essex County Department of Motor Vehicles, is running for Essex County clerk. Read more

The Sun

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MONTPELIER | Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vermont) is among the estimated 70 members of Congress who have declined pay during the shutdown of the U.S. government, according to a Jan. 10 CNN story... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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WASHINGTON, D.C. | Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Schuylerville) is preparing for the launch of her her campaign to empower female candidates this Thursday in Washington Read more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | The North Country’s delegation to the state legislature is primed to get back to work. Read more

The Sun

Rutland County State Sen. Brian P. Collamore, in an article, “A new session in Montpelier: Part two” in the Dec. 22 issue of the Vermont (Addison) Eagle newspaper, lamented how the Republicans lost in the state and in Rutland county and speculated... Read more

Letters to the Editor

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MIDDLEBURY | Rep. Harvey Smith of Addison County’s 5th district concurs with last week’s comments by Rutland County State Sen. Brian Collamore. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) held an interactive, video town meeting with five middle schools last week to speak with students about civic engagement and democracy and to encourage them to consider challenges facing the United States. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | Last week, we asked Addison County Sen. Chris Bray (D) about the upcoming legislative session in Montpelier. This week, we talk with the first of two Rutland County and Addison County Republicans about their perspectives. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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QUEENSBURY | Controversy has erupted among Warren County supervisors over the distribution of sales tax revenue to the county’s municipalities, and the issue may have substantial political repercussions. Read more

The Sun

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WASHINGTON, D.C | Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Schuylerville) was a rare bright spot for Republicans in last month’s midterm elections. Read more

The Sun

I have been notified in writing by the Addison County Republican vice chair, Tom Cole... Read more

Letters to the Editor

  • The world's first nuclear power plant to produce electricity from the atom: Experimental Breeder Reactor 1, in the Great Basin Desert of Idaho. Photo taken July 2014.

  • Pete Chagnon, a life-long Vermonter and proud U.S. Navy veteran, said the high cost of living in the state was a key factor in his decision to move to Maine instead of retiring his home state.

  • Essex County Democratic Election Commissioner Mark Whitney issued a belated ruling on specific challenges to petitions on Thursday, June 30, a procedure required by state law to weed out violations. But he did it behind closed doors with the head of the Essex County Democratic Committee, a process that stunned county officials, including Republican Commissioner Allison McGahay.

  • The race to unseat Essex County Clerk Joseph Provoncha (R) has entered the courtroom. Plaintiffs Win Belanger and Provoncha filed suit against challenger Luke Hudak (D) and the Essex County Board of Elections on Thursday, July 23 on the grounds that 92 of the signatures Hudak collected to gain ballot access are invalid.

  • Pictured: View of a SunCommon solar array at a residence from Dog Team Road in New Haven, Vt. The commercial array was built in 2014 in a residential zone. A similar commercial array is being proposed for a residential site Howland Road in Hubbardton, Vt.

  • Patricia Higgins-Bollman Candidate, Chester Town Clerk