political columnist Peter Freyne died early Wednesday. Freyne
was a fixture in Vermont politics for two decades with his "must-read" column
that both attracted and annoyed the politicians he wrote about.
2009 Legislature opens, Speaker proposes stimulus plan; Reaction to stimulus plan; Pomp and circumstance at other state capitols; Senate President says session needs to be shortened; Second Bennington manufacturer laying off workers; Remembering journalist Peter Freyne; and commentator Mike Martin says that Fear is the opposite of Hope.