Sen. Sanders: Expand community health centers to tackle primary health-care crisis

Sen. Sanders: Expand community health centers to tackle primary health-care crisis

By Sen. Bernard Sanders The Trump-Ryan-McConnell “health care” bill currently being pushed by Republicans in Washington is one of the worst pieces of legislation to ever pass the U.S. House of Representatives in the modern history of our country. This legislation would throw 22 million Americans off of health insurance, cut Medicaid by almost $800… Read More »

Secretary of State calls for Vt. Ombudsman

Secretary of State calls for Vt. Ombudsman

By Jim Condos I take my role in state government seriously and I am honored to have been elected by Vermonters to serve as Secretary of State. Since taking office in 2011, I have worked hard to improve how our government serves the public by increasing transparency, efficiency and productivity. I value government accountability and… Read More »

Where is God in all of this?

Where is God in all of this?

By Rev. Mary Abele, All Souls Interfaith Gathering November, 2016. We are reeling from events at home and abroad, and we’ve just come through a very contentious election. It is natural to ask ‘where is God in all this’? God’s world is supposed to be peaceful, loving, and orderly. None of the above seems to… Read More »

Vermont Rail System’s curious response to a notice of zoning violation in Shelburne

Vermont Rail System’s curious response to a notice of zoning violation in Shelburne

Steven Antinozzi, known as Rocco to his Shelburne neighbors, came upon an obstacle course of sorts on his way to work Jan. 26. Vermont Rail System blocked access to travel and parking with cement blocks on Railroad Lane in Shelburne in response to a notice of zoning violation sent to them last week by Town… Read More »

Wild Rose Circle and town budget matters

The budget was the primary focus at the Dec. 22 meeting of the Selectboard. Two other significant matters were brought up during the period for citizen participation. Several residents of Wild Rose Circle were on hand to speak regarding the Development Review Board’s decision regarding Collette’s U-Haul business. The matter is currently under litigation, so… Read More »

Trapping season starts in October

  Vermonters are hearing a lot about wildlife conservation these days, but often traditional conservation ideology isn’t in the best interest of our wildlife in general. It’s no doubt that Vermonters care deeply about wildlife; however, if we want better protections for our wildlife, then we must become more engaged. Did you know that when… Read More »

Op-Ed: Universal Recycling, an Opportunity for Vermont

Op-Ed: Universal Recycling, an Opportunity for Vermont

by Deb Markowitz, Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources As I’ve been traveling around the State talking with Vermonters about the new Universal Recycling Law, I have met many impressive individuals on the front lines of implementation.  Trevor Mance, founder of TAM Waste Management, is one example.  Trevor got his start in the solid waste… Read More »

Op Ed: Making Progress in Montpelier

Op Ed: Making Progress in Montpelier

By Governor Peter Shumlin As we head into the second half of this year’s Legislation session, it’s a good time to evaluate the progress that has been made in the two months since the session began. In January, I laid out a number of priorities to keep Vermont moving forward that included cleaning up Lake… Read More »