VFW membership drive

Dear Editor, The Harned-Fowler Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6471 in Manchester, Vt. is looking for new members. The Post was established in 1946 and was named after two local boys who died during World War II. As written by … Continued

Message from Montpelier, May 6, 2019

Dear Editor, As we get closer to the end of the 2019 session, pressure is building to get bills through the Legislature. The goal of the House and Senate veto-proof Democrat majority, (which includes me), is to get their five … Continued

National Stuttering Awareness Week

Dear Editor, I’d like to ask your readers: Do you stutter? Do you know someone who does? Most people do. More than three million Americans and 70 million people across the globe stutter, but sadly it is still quite misunderstood. … Continued

Nitka’s notes from the Statehouse, May 3, 2019

Dear Editor, “The Road to Recognition,” is a new exhibit in the Statehouse lobby. It addresses the Abenakis, the state of Vermont, and the journey that led eventually to state recognition in 2011 and 2012. Much work was done by … Continued

Sen. Alison Clarkson’s Legislative update, May 6, 2019

Dear Editor, It was wonderful to have so many Vermont high schools up in Montpelier for Youth Lobby Day last week. Hundreds of students, accompanied by their teachers, came to the Statehouse to tell their Legislators how important mitigating Climate … Continued

Foster Care Month in Vermont

Dear Editor, May is Foster Care Month, a time to celebrate the hundreds of foster and kinship foster families in Vermont who provide safe, nurturing homes for children while they can’t be at home. It is with deep appreciation that … Continued

Op-Ed: Our seriously unserious Legislature

Recently, the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce surveyed 500 young professionals, primarily Burlington area residents between the ages of 22 and 34, and learned that over 40% intend to leave Vermont. Why? The high cost of housing, the overall high … Continued

Op-Ed: The value of a waiting period

Over the past 28 years as a primary care pediatrician and teacher at UVM’s College of Medicine, and as a member of Vermont’s Child Fatality Review Team, I have learned much about suicide and gun violence. I have seen too … Continued

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