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When he takes the oath of office today, Joseph R. Biden will become the 46th president of the United States of America. President Biden entered the race for the White House endeavoring to restore the “soul” of America, and he now has his work cut out for him.

The clock is ticking down on the most disastrous presidential administration this nation has ever endured. In only a week and half’s time, Donald J. Trump will no longer be president. The word “only,” however, is small consolation to the reality that the man who incited a riotous invasion of…

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Over the holidays, I really missed television. You know, three channels, or even 12, if you went through VHF. It was all so simple then. If you wanted to watch Cheers it came on just once a week, at exactly the same time, day, and network. Yes, now there are a hundred-eleventy choices, but i…

Two of the greatest words in my world are “Hey Dad ...” Kids are the epitome of sweetness. There is something to the core of a child that you cannot credit to any upbringing, something internal that no parent can take recognition for. I smile when I hear those two magical words, wondering wh…

Any aware person knows that Donald Trump is a lawless miscreant: an authoritarian who can’t see beyond himself; a sociopath incapable of empathy; and a pathological liar. Since his presidential defeat, he has toyed with a coup d’etat by encouraging his followers to invade and occupy the U.S.…

As the Trump administration fades to black and the curtain is drawn, all we’ll have left is a catastrophic mess that hits us on an economic, health, and Constitutional level — a trifecta of pain that will be felt for the next several administrations. I’ve written in the past that there are t…

Many have expressed their feelings of depression. The isolation, the suffering and death, the raging spread of the virus, the division in our nation, the economic uncertainty, and uncertainty of our future, has created “Situational Depression.”

Growing up in Vermont in the 1950s and ’60s there were a few things we never saw. We did not see Canadian geese, coyotes were just beginning to make a comeback but I never saw any, the opossum had not yet arrived, and we never saw any blue herons. You could say the same for those big turkey …

In response to the Brattleboro area COVID period Unsung Hero recognitions and Teacher Tributes organized by Compassionate Brattleboro and the Reformer, students themselves are now stepping forward to engage in discussions about compassion and their experiences of it. These offerings are the …

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