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 »

Debbie Ingram is writer’s first choice in Chittenden senate race

To the Editor: I strongly encourage Shelburne area residents to re-elect Debbie Ingram as one of our six hardworking Vermont state senators from Chittenden County. In her first term in Montpelier, she has proved herself a concerned, dedicated, well-informed legislator determined to help improve life for all Vermonters. She will continue her efforts to achieve… Read More »