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Is America safer after its 20-year war on terrorism in Afghanistan has resulted in the Taliban’s victory? The answer, like the war itself, is muddled. The lack of resolution should cause considerable discomfort to Americans who lived through the trauma of 9/11 and cheered the U.S. military’s…

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A large insurance company has been flooding the television channels with an advertising slogan “Only Pay for What You Need”. It’s an interesting exercise to apply that idea to various public spending issues.

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In our interview last week with former governor Peter Shumlin, he listed a handful of lessons that were learned as a result of Tropical Storm Irene, which devastated Vermont a decade ago last week.

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Earlier this week, the State Department reported that more than 23,000 Afghan refugees deemed to be “at risk” have arrived in the United States. By all accounts, that represents more than one-sixth of all the evacuees airlifted out of Kabul in the past two months, a State Department represen…

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Steve Klein, chief fiscal officer for the Legislature’s Joint Fiscal Office, recently made a presentation to the Pension Reform Task Force. The Task Force is charged with coming up with a plan to fix the state’s public pension crisis, the result of decades of underfunding and financial misma…

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Less than an hour before Gov. Phil Scott was scheduled to start his weekly news conference, Democratic House Speaker Jill Krowinski called on the Republican governor and his administration to take additional steps toward mitigating the spread of COVID-19. About a half-hour later, Senate Pres…

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Once again, I would like to thank all those that give up time in their life to make The Cornish Fair possible. In the past I have said that every year of The Cornish Fair is like visiting with family and friends you haven't seen in a year.

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The Charlestown Beautification Coalition developed as a result of the dissolution of the Women’s Club. Members included representatives from the Charlestown Community Tree Committee, the Garden Club, and the Recreation Committee. In our first year, we developed a community plan, produced a c…