Looking ahead to 2019

To our readers: The new year is upon us. We’d like to look ahead to 2019 and hear from you. What are you looking forward to? What are your hopes? Your fears? Your plans? Would you take a few minutes to share them? We’ll print your submissions in the Jan. 3 edition. We’d love to… Read More »

Wilmot Irish: Deciding to stop driving

Wilmot Irish: Deciding to stop driving

By WILMOT IRISH The first time I drove a car I was with Dad in his ’34 Chevy. At 16, I could see over the steering wheel, but easing the clutch with the left foot while pressing the accelerator with the right was a coordination I did not yet have. As we jolted around our… Read More »

We need to change the face of our investment community

By JANICE ST. ONGE Female entrepreneurs receive less than 5 percent of all venture capital funding despite owning 38 percent of the businesses in the country. According to the National Venture Capital Association, 89 percent of venture capital investors are white men who have a bias toward familiar faces. This bias is not always a… Read More »

Thanks from Don Turner in lt. gov. campaign

To the Editor: Over 100,000 Vermonters voted for me Nov. 6. I want to thank each and every person for their support. Five months ago, I decided to undertake one of the biggest challenges/opportunities of my life. Running a statewide campaign for the first time was daunting. Running a statewide campaign against an incumbent even… Read More »

Catholic bishop addresses sexual abuse crisis

To the Editor: The recent decision to delay the vote at the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops on several proposals to confront the clergy sexual abuse crisis, will not delay my commitment to transparency and accountability to the people of Vermont and the Catholic community that I serve. Those proposals in particular include bishops… Read More »

Toys for Kids program seeking holiday donations

To the Editor: Thousands of Vermont kids are living below the poverty level and at Christmas, they would not have a “good toy day” if not for the efforts of Toys for Kids, a 100 percent volunteer, nonprofit program. Coordinated by the Marine Corps League, Toys for Kids is the largest Christmas toy collection program… Read More »

Taxpayers should know about project cost increases

To the Editor: At the last Shelburne Selectboard meeting, our town was made aware of the status of the library/town center project. The project has $250,000 of newly incurred expenses due to conditions that are claimed to not have been anticipated. From what I understood from being at the meeting, our town government does not… Read More »

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