Our Opinion: A 'paradigm shift' in search for life beyond Earth

05/03/2016 10:22 PM EDT
Astronomers and their incredible machines can take us out of our world and its frequent pettiness and enable us to see the big picture. 
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Brattleboro Retreat: Surge in U.S. suicide rate can be turned around
05/03/2016 10:52 AM EDT - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued a tragic new report showing suicide rates in the U. Full Story

Our Opinion: Unlike critics, Vietnam vet Kerry made an impact
05/01/2016 09:50 PM EDT - Secretary of State and Vietnam War veteran John Kerry reflected upon Vietnam last week, and his insights followed a revealing fuss over his right to offer them. Full Story

Our opinion: How long is the fuse on Trump's powder keg
04/29/2016 05:49 PM EDT - If you want a taste of what it will be like for the media to cover a Donald Trump administration, just ask GQ's Julia Ioffe, who has been receiving death threats and anti-Semitic insults since an article she wrote on Melania Trump, The Donal's wife, appeared a few days ago. Full Story

Our opinion: Public officials need to condemn violence
04/27/2016 09:08 PM EDT - Let's be clear: Threatening someone with violence and then laughing about it is not acceptable. Full Story

Our Opinion: Be cautious of mission creep in Syria
04/26/2016 10:23 PM EDT - President Obama's decision to send 250 more military advisers to Syria to assist in the fight against ISIS may prove beneficial. Full Story

Our Opinion: America can't shrug and accept gun violence
04/25/2016 09:56 PM EDT - The reaction to America's latest high-profile gun incidents indicate weary acceptance of them as business as usual. Full Story

Our Opinion: Saudis can no longer expect automatic US support
04/24/2016 09:50 PM EDT - King Salman of Saudi Arabia didn't greet President Obama upon his arrival in the country for summit last week, an obviously intended snub. Full Story

The way democracy works
04/22/2016 07:26 PM EDT - The recent decision by the Select Board, and overwhelming approval by Town Meeting Representatives, to move ahead with the police/fire project has been long overdue. Full Story

Our opinion: Wind farm technology outpacing other renewables
04/15/2016 06:38 PM EDT - While there is a rightful discussion on whether Athens and Grafton are the right locations for an industrial wind farm, the wind industry around the country is growing in leaps and bounds. Full Story

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Janet Jackson is pregnant with first child

Janey Jackson, who postponed her tour last month to announce she was planning her family, will have a baby in just a few months, according to report.