Clean power for clean water

Op-Ed By Julie Moore There’s been a lot of conversation lately around how to fund long-term clean water efforts in Vermont. Having personally worked on waterway clean-up in Vermont for 15 years, I am deeply aware of the long-term nature of the challenges we’re facing. We are a small state with a big task ahead… Read More »

‘What I learned in high school… last week’

Op-Ed By Sen. Bernie Sanders Last year, more than 60,000 people died from opioid overdoses in the United States. That’s more Americans dying in one year than during the entire 19 years of the Vietnam War. In our small state, 112 Vermonters died from a drug overdose, which is three times as many as died in 2010. And what’s… Read More »

Thoughts on coyotes — Jim White

I enjoyed reading Susie Faber’s recent back page article, “Coyotes Prepare for Winter” (The Citizen, Nov. 22). Her ability to identify with the coyote stealing her plums off the tree shows a humane approach to dealing with the human-wildlife conflicts that are ever more frequent with spreading development and the destruction of fields and forest. Her… Read More »

Thank you to the mediator — Jaime Heins

I’d like to extend a public thank you to Ritchie Berger for his extraordinary efforts to help resolve the ethics complaints and related litigation among Chief Jerry Ouimet, Dr. Colleen Parker and the Shelburne Ethics Committee. Mr. Berger volunteered his time and expertise as a neutral mediator (at no cost to the town) and we… Read More »

Op-Ed — We must unite against abuse

Op-Ed — We must unite against abuse

by Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman Public revelations of sexual assault and misconduct against women and children, such as those making headlines over the past few months, are deeply disturbing. How can anyone think such actions are okay? My hope is that we are leaving behind a time of impunity for abusers, who believed their actions… Read More »