Sen. Lyons thanks voters for their support

To the Editor: Thank you, Shelburne voters, for my re-election to the Vermont Senate. It is an honor to serve you and I appreciate your confidence in my work. I look forward to working on health care, water quality, education, affordable housing, energy, jobs and other issues. I will continue to take a balanced approach… Read More »

Vermont milk passes test before going to market

By ANSON TEBBETTS From time to time, folks will ask our agency, “How safe is the milk we buy in our stores?” The simple answer is, “Very safe.” Let’s dig a little deeper. Caring for cows and all farm animals in Vermont is a top priority. It starts with our dairy farmers monitoring the health of… Read More »

Local poet muses on the season

To the Editor: Looking out the window, I saw my inspiration to do this – such a beautiful time of year. This is where we live. Giving Thanks It’s a golden world – Late November in Vermont, Maple trees shedding Their leaves Of red & gold— The air is cool and damp— Fall is here…… Read More »

French: Let’s move past education politics

By DANIEL M. FRENCH In the final weeks of the election cycle, supporters of the Vermont State College System and early education proponents made their pitch for additional funding in a challenging fiscal environment. Their ideas are constructive, their tone civil and they’re making a good faith effort to add to the policy conversation. My… Read More »

Veterans Home salutes veterans

To the Editor: The Vermont Veterans’ Home is extremely grateful for our U.S. military veterans, past and present. The rights and freedoms we enjoy are incumbent upon your unselfish service to our nation. We live in the greatest nation on earth and continue to thrive because of your commitment to duty, honor, and country. Please… Read More »

Dudley: Judicial system wasn’t tough enough in bank fraud case

To the Editor: A habitual 12-time bank robber, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and constant thief of others’ identities, recently received a three-and-a-half-year prison sentence, for her 13th bank robbery attempt. OMG! If a 12-time bank robber (I liken her to Bonnie Parker of Bonnie and Clyde fame) can plea-bargain her way to a three-and-a-half-year prison sentence with… Read More »

Holcombe: We need a new playbook

By REBECCA HOLCOMBE At the center of Gov. Phil Scott’s reelection campaign is his claim that because of his efforts, “Vermont has avoided about $71 million in forecasted property tax rate increases.” If we don’t understand why this claim is flawed, we are vulnerable to poor budgeting practices and ill-equipped to respond to demographic and… Read More »

We should be proud of our Vermont elections

By JIM CONDOS Election Day is fast approaching. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Vermonters will head to the ballot box to vote for the people who will represent them, from justice of the peace all the way up to governor and members of Congress. Free and fair elections are the bedrock of our democracy in Vermont… Read More »

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