Health and safety mandate, an open letter to Secretary French

Dear Editor, Hello, Secretary French. First, thank you for your good work on an important job under difficult circumstances. Like my legislative colleagues, I’ve generally refrained from injecting myself into the details of managing a public emergency. But, as we … Continued

A heartfelt thank you to my community

Dear Editor, As I sit here recovering from a fractured right leg, it is time to spread the words “Thank You!” for the helping folks and hands during this time. We are so grateful for all the food, errands, grocery … Continued

2021 End of Session message from Montpelier

State Rep. Tom Bock. Photo provided

Dear Editor, Nothing about the 2021 session was business as usual. It was the first Legislative session on record that was held remotely from start to finish. Then, because of unprecedented spending at the federal level, a vast infusion of … Continued

Tick season: be warned

Dear Editor, Summer is here, and with it tick season. Beware of the ticks and their cargo of Lyme disease. They are very dangerous. In case anyone hasn’t heard about it, Vermont seems to be ground zero for the attacks … Continued

Take a walk on the nature side

Green Mountain Gardeners' Mountain Garden Walk is July 17. Photo provided

Dear Editor, In New England, the winters are long and spring seems impossibly late and muddy. So although the summers are all too short, our gardeners create extraordinary landscapes to revel in nature’s wonderful colors and textures while they can. … Continued

Op-Ed: Unemployment benefits common sense

Nearly half of the governors – 23 and counting – have decided to end federal supplemental unemployment benefits for workers in their states. Evidently, they never heard the old adage: Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face. In … Continued

Legislative update from Rep. John Arrison

Dear Editor, The Vermont Legislature adjourned our historic session May 21. The first half of the biennium session was historic as it was conducted 100% online via video conferencing. I am a first year House member so I do not … Continued

Letter to the Editor: Electric vehicles II

Dear Editor, Ownership of an electric vehicle is simple, right? Plug it in, use it, plug it in again. But there are a few issues that will need to be resolved before our society will fully come to terms with … Continued

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