Let us now praise famous men: Robert Gensburg

The irony in the title of James Agee’s classic novel is that the sharecroppers who are the book’s main characters were hardly famous. Robert Gensburg, the quiet Lyndon attorney who died last week, similarly did not seek celebrity or the … Continued

Burr and Burton Academy: Premier High School?

It is out of sincere concern that I write this editorial. Four years ago, I retired from my teaching position of 23 years at Burr and Burton Academy. In that time, I served as a woodworking and drafting instructor and … Continued

Repeal Vermont’s Certificate of Need Laws

Kevin Mullin, chairman of the Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB), appeared on the WDEV radio program Open Mike on Oct. 11, 2017 to discuss Certificate of Need (CON) laws in the wake of a controversy regarding Copley Hospital and their … Continued

Addressing an invisible disability

Most of us are aware of the constantly increasing number of senior citizens, and along with that the increasing number of people affected with some kind of memory loss disorder. Those with memory loss, particularly those in the early stages, … Continued

Airbnb’s effecting quality of life in Vermont?

As a former State Representative, I am still deeply interested in issues affecting the quality of life for all Vermonters. The proliferation of Airbnbs and web-based rentals are affecting the livelihood of owners of licensed, regulated inns, hotels and B&Bs. … Continued

Every day is Children’s Environmental Health Day

The health of our children is at stake. That may sound hyperbolic, but the evidence is clear – despite many advancements in the field of children’s environmental health, today’s children face an epidemic of illness and chronic diseases linked to … Continued

Economic development in the local food economy

Vermont food system businesses are building a values-based supply chain to succeed in the local, regional, and national marketplace. When you ask people their definition of the Vermont food economy, they’ll often talk about farms, farmers’ markets, or CSAs. What … Continued

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