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 »

Sen. Lyons thanks voters for their support

To the Editor: Thank you, Shelburne voters, for my re-election to the Vermont Senate. It is an honor to serve you and I appreciate your confidence in my work. I look forward to working on health care, water quality, education, affordable housing, energy, jobs and other issues. I will continue to take a balanced approach… Read More »

Vermont milk passes test before going to market

By ANSON TEBBETTS From time to time, folks will ask our agency, “How safe is the milk we buy in our stores?” The simple answer is, “Very safe.” Let’s dig a little deeper. Caring for cows and all farm animals in Vermont is a top priority. It starts with our dairy farmers monitoring the health of… Read More »

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 »

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