Christine Johnson: Vermont can turn the tide on opioids

By CHRISTINE JOHNSON When I tell people about the Chittenden County Opioid Alliance’s broad mission to reduce the impact of opioids on our communities, there is a predictable response: “Gosh, that sounds overwhelming.” It’s repeated often that Vermont and the country are in the grips of an opioid epidemic. And while that is indeed the… Read More »

Turner has a strong record of service

To the Editor: During my time in the House of Representatives, I’ve had the pleasure of working with some great colleagues. Perhaps highest among them is Rep. Don Turner. But Don isn’t just a lawmaker. He’s also House minority leader, a 30-plus-year member of the Milton Fire and Rescue departments (including more than a decade… Read More »

Graham returns to dog park committee

To the Editor: At the Sept. 4 meeting of the Shelburne Selectboard, I had the honor of being appointed to the Shelburne Village Dog Park Committee. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the board for the appointment, and also salute the Dog Park Committee for all their hard work, commitment, and enthusiasm… Read More »

Sheriff candidate should have anticipated fallout from run

To the Editor: Sheriff-candidate Mike Major’s lament [Shelburne News, Aug. 23: “Sheriff candidate Mike Major steps down after primary bid”] that he “must resign,” is obviously a political problem intrinsic to the Chittenden County Sheriff’s Office, which is obviously a joke. Nobody held a gun to Major’s head to force him to run for sheriff… Read More »

Milne has questions for Sen. Leahy

By SCOTT MILNE Patrick Leahy occupies the U.S. Senate seat once held by George Aiken and, a century before Aiken, by Justin Morrill. Aiken and Morrill are two of the most and consequential and distinguished senators to ever serve our nation. Morrill was a key source of strength and influence in the U.S. Senate for… Read More »

Gov. Phil Scott: Let the campaign set a good example

By GOV. PHIL SCOTT Editor’s note: The following is a statement Gov. Phil Scott released following last week’s primary election referring to the general election campaign with Democratic nominee Christine Hallquist, who is Vermont’s first transgender candidate for governor. I would like to thank everyone for their support and their vote in the primary election.… Read More »

David Moats: All speech is not created equal

By DAVID MOATS Long before author Charles Murray caused an uproar at Middlebury College, Frederick Douglass, fugitive slave and abolitionist leader, came to Middlebury and faced a similar reception. Murray, whose books have been denounced as racist, brought national attention to Middlebury last year when students shouted him down and refused to let him speak,… Read More »