A letter about the conditions of Routes 131 and 103

Dear Editor, The challenges of driving on Routes 131 and 103 in Cavendish cannot be ignored or dismissed. Route 131 is pocked with potholes that cause expensive damage to car’s tires and suspension. The intersection of Routes 131 and 103, … Continued

A letter to the residents of Grafton

Dear Editor, I was absolutely appalled at the meeting Jan. 15, 2019 that key Selectboard members – Joe Polio, chair; Al Sands, selectman; and Bill Kearns, town administrator – were not attending this very important public hearing presented by the … Continued

A letter to Chester residents

Dear Editor, Three years ago, when I ran for public office as a town select person, my mantra was about change. I made a big deal about how important it is to get new ideas and fresh energy on a … Continued

Op-Ed: In support of tax and regulate

On July 1, 2018, Vermont became the ninth state to allow the legal possession and consumption of cannabis for adult use. In other words, cannabis is now legal in Vermont. Under current law, any Vermonter 21 years of age or … Continued

Nitka’s Notes from the State House, Jan. 18, 2019

Dear Editor, We’re just completing the second week of the biennium and speeches for the most part have ended, the Pomp and Circumstance is over, committee assignments have been doled out, and the cold weather has settled in for a … Continued

A letter for investing in Vermont higher education

Dear Editor, My name is Adriana, and I’m a first-generation college student from a low-income household. Because of this, I was not only encouraged to go to college, I was expected to. My parents had seen the struggles associated with … Continued

Op-Ed: Vermont’s future workforce

As a young and native Vermonter who is committed to this state, it has been frustrating to watch many of my peers leave Vermont for more affordable college opportunities. I know this frustration is shared and felt by many Vermonters. … Continued

Op-Ed: The Carbon Tax, a wolf in green clothing

“If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street, If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat. If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat, If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet…  TAXMAN!” Though that’s from … Continued

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