Goodbye, Columbus. Vermont is on the brink of abolishing Columbus Day in a politically correct blow against colonialism. “You know, it’s just a day, and we’ll get through it,” said Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R). He also said he is likely to sign the measure, which passed both houses of the state legislature this week, into law. The legislation will o...

A bill to officially change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day in Maine received final approval from the Senate on Thursday, paving the way for it to become law. The bill from Rep. Ben Collings, D-Portland, will change the name of the holiday that dates back to the 1930s and falls on the second Monday in October. While Indigenous Pe...

Some 526 years ago, a foolhardy dreamer dared to reach the east by sailing west. Most perceptive folks back in 1492 realized the earth was not actually flat after all. But still ... “They didn’t know where they were going, or what they would find,” Angel Rosa said Wednesday of Christopher Columbus’ earth-shaking voyage.  Rosa has a pretty good i...

New Mexico has officially gotten rid of Columbus Day, replacing the holiday with Indigenous People's Day. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill Tuesday to replace the holiday honoring the Italian explorer with a day celebrating members of the indigenous community, her office confirmed. The holiday will still be a legal public holiday...

A proposal for Montana to observe Indigenous Peoples Day as a state holiday instead of Columbus Day failed Monday in a state Senate committee. House Bill 219, carried by Rep. Shane Morigeau, D-Missoula, cleared the House by a 27-vote margin in February but fell 5-3 in the Senate State Administration Committee. If passed, the bill would have replac...

Christopher Columbus was all the talk at Mamma Vittoria’s in Nutley. The 37th annual Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day Parade Committee recently gathered for a meet and greet with this year’s honorees. This year’s grand marshal is A.J. Buddy Fortunato, owner and publisher of The Italian Tribune Newspaper. Other dignitaries include Lifetime Achievement...

The Maine House of Representatives initially approved a bill on Tuesday that would make the state join several others and a handful of municipalities including Bangor by recognizing the October holiday of Indigenous Peoples' Day instead of Columbus Day. After the 88-51 vote, a measure sponsored by Rep. Ben Collings, D-Portland, looks to be on track...

House Bill 1185, which eliminates Columbus Day and replaces this with Colorado Day, should be viewed as a slap in the face and offensive to anyone of Italian descent. I am not of Italian descent and I am offended. Those of Italian descent should be proud of their heritage and to the contributions made to this country. This bill divides people of th...

A proposal to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People's Day won final approval Friday in the state Legislature following a lengthy and sometimes emotional debate. The Senate voted 22-15 to approve the bill pushed by Native American activists. Numerous cities nationwide, including Albuquerque, have moved to shift the October holiday's focus f...

A replica of the tall ship Santa Maria will be visiting Brunswick and St. Augustine in April. The replica of one of the world’s most famous sailing and discovery ships took more than a year to build in Spain’s Punta Umbría shipyards. About one hundred craftsmen, carpenters, historians, mechanics and others made up the ship’s multi-disciplinary cons...