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Editorials

Straw Poll, June 7-13

This week’s Straw Poll: Should the town of St. Armand launch a basic zoning code, as proposed? - This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Right move by moderate Democrats

Despite a little public ribbing from President Joe Biden, and knowing full well how most all of his fellow Democratic senators feel about the issue, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is taking a stand on HR 1, the biggest federal effort to overhaul U.S. election law in many years. Named the For the ...

Nothing wrong with wearing a mask

More people are shedding their masks these days, and it’s obvious they’re happy about it. You can see it in the smiles that have been hidden for so long. With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent announcement that fully vaccinated people no longer must wear masks to ...

Straw Poll, May 24-31

This week’s Straw Poll: Should the Canadian border be reopened June 21, when the current 30-day closure order expires? - This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Remember the dead

“Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead,” the English writer G.K. Chesterton wrote in his 1908 book “Orthodoxy.” “Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be ...

Government should be in-person, with video

Local governments should absolutely begin reopening meetings to the public. Garnering public opinion is difficult when meetings are held electronically, and the public should be able to more easily participate in local government. That doesn’t mean video streams should go away, however. ...