Sen. Leahy: Judge Kavanaugh’s record demands scrutiny

Sen. Leahy: Judge Kavanaugh’s record demands scrutiny

By Sen. Patrick Leahy With President Trump’s selection of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, the obligation now falls to the Senate Judiciary Committee to carefully consider this nomination. By any measure, it is a daunting responsibility. I have served in the Senate for 44 years, a span that… Read More »

UVM physicians pen letter to community

To the community: As clinical department chairs at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, we have responsibility for fulfilling the education, research and patient care missions of the college and of our partner, the University of Vermont Medical Center. As physicians, each of us has taken an oath to serve our patients and… Read More »

Support for Sen. Debbie Ingram in Vermont’s Aug. 14 primary election

To the Editor: I urge Shelburne residents to support State Sen. Debbie Ingram in the Aug. 14 Democratic primary election. Debbie is a leader who is concerned about all citizens of our state, particularly those whose income level presents a constant struggle for decent and affordable housing, adequate wages, and comprehensive health coverage. During the past two years, Debbie has… Read More »

Welch works for commonsense solutions to Vermont problems

To the Editor: I am writing to urge you to vote for Congressman Peter Welch in the Democratic Primary on August 14. Peter Welch is a five-term Congressman who has represented Vermont well in the House of Representatives since 2007. Peter’s record clearly reflects the views of a large majority of Vermont residents. He is seasoned and experienced. Very importantly,… Read More »

Burlington responds after wastewater spill into Lake Champlain

By Chapin Spencer Lake Champlain helps make our communities a special place to live. It has been our priority to steward Burlington’s natural assets for our residents, our neighbors and future generations. We have suffered recent unfortunate infrastructure challenges at our Main Wastewater Treatment Plant – including a recent discharge of approximately 2.9 million gallons… Read More »

The property tax is what’s wrong with school taxes

It was a messy finish to a messy legislative session, but Vermonters can take some comfort that no permanent damage was done to the state education funding system. It’s disappointing that the governor insisted on another year of pretend budgeting – using one-time revenue again to artificially lower property tax rates. But, hey, worse ideas… Read More »