Winter Solstice and a Promise of Spring

By LYNDON CAREW How dark, how dark, the shortest day Brings hours of light too few, But when it ends and poles do change It hints that Spring is surely due. The darkness of that special day Makes feelings dreary and so down, But when next I see a longer day I know that Spring… 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 »

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 »