Beth Gray, candidate for state representative

Dear Editor, I was born in Springfield, raised in North Springfield, and graduated from Springfield High School in 1988. I attended CCV and graduated from Johnson State in 2009. I believe in Springfield and North Springfield. We can make this … Continued

Candidate’s statement: local government and education

Dear Editor, Thomas Jefferson told us that “government closest to the people serves the people best.” It wouldn’t make sense though for towns to conduct their own foreign policy, or to expect select boards to field world class military forces. … Continued

A powerful myth

Dear Editor, A powerful myth exists among the citizenry of Vermont. The myth is that the Republican Party is the party of the rich and powerful and the Democrat Party is the party of the poor and downtrodden. Real statistics … Continued

Op-Ed: Sixteen pointed questions for 2018 candidates

Here are 16 incisive questions that citizens might want to pose to candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, and the legislature as Election Day 2018 approaches. 1. School Spending Control: Do you believe the State should take control of all K-12 … Continued

Op-Ed: Kate’s story, the cost of addiction

Earlier this year, I attended the National Opiate and Prescription Drug Conference. I was inspired by Jerome M. Adams, M.D., MPH, U.S. Surgeon General, who shared his personal story of how addiction touched his family, resulting in a family member … Continued

Op-Ed: Vermonters want a minimum wage increase

Vermonters have spoken. A recent poll commissioned by Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS showed a majority of Vermonters favor going to a $15 minimum wage, and over 80 percent support raising it above the current level. In all the … Continued

Op-Ed: What Americans think about their schools

“Schools are not as good as they were in my day. Kids had to mind then. Not like today. Things are out of control.” Said in a variety of ways, over half the population agrees. The truth is that schools … Continued

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