Opinion

Op - Ed
April 18, 2018

Guns, commonsense, and Vermont’s example

By Senator Patrick Leahy

Editor’s note: This is a transcription of Leahy’s address on the floor of the Senate, April 12, 2018.

Yesterday, Vermont set an example for the Congress. A Democratically controlled Legislature and a Republican Governor, in a rural state with a strong gun…

Op - Ed
April 12, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency issues Vermont report card

By Anson Tebbetts

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Boston regional office announced that the Vermont Agency of Agriculture has made significant progress toward meeting the state’s water quality goals.

In a letter to the agency dated April 2, EPA regional administrator Alexandra Dapolito Dunn noted, “Your…

Op - Ed
April 12, 2018

Margolis: Scott likely to win big in November

By Jon Margolis, VTDigger

OK, enough for a while of all this chit-chat over minimum wages, family leave, getting the goop out of the lake, and guns (especially, mercifully, guns). Let’s turn to one of the eternal verities: politics.

Not that they aren’t all connected. The…

Letter
April 12, 2018

Attention required to prevent child abuse

Dear Editor,

Governor Phil Scott signed a proclamation for Child Abuse Prevention Month on April 3. I appreciate the ceremony at the Statehouse and the attention that it draws to the need that every child has, to be loved and safely nurtured. Every child, every…

Letter
April 12, 2018

Green Mountain National deserves fair hearing

Dear Editor,

As many have heard recently, the town of Killington via the Select Board is entertaining bringing in an out-of-state management company to take over operations at Green Mountain National Golf Club. It’s no secret the town owned golf course has had financial challenges…

Letter
April 12, 2018

To recuse or not to recuse

Dear Editor,

It has come to my attention that a certain self proclaimed “political junkie” is castigating our newly elected Selectman Jim Haff for involvement in reorganizing the operational management of the Green Mountain National Golf Course (GMNGC). He states that Mr. Haff has an…

Op - Ed
February 12, 2018

Timing could not be worse for education funding bill

By Emerson Lynn

The House Ways and Means Committee is pushing legislation that would change the way Vermont finances education. The impetus is political. Property taxes are high, and rising. Legislators want to rush in to ease the pain.

The timing could not be worse.

What…

Op - Ed
February 1, 2018

Higher education is a necessity, not a privilege

By Joyce Judy

In this time of heightened dialogue around the future of higher education in Vermont, I am compelled to reflect on the narratives that inform and affect our students and their families. I am reminded that our responsibility to Vermont’s students is a…

Letter
February 1, 2018

Pot bill endangers children

Dear Editor,

Governor Scott has signed H.511, making Vermont the first state, by legislative process, to legalize pot for recreational use. On July 1, it will be permissible to possess one ounce of pot and store an unlimited quantity harvested from two mature plants.

If the…

Letter
February 1, 2018

CSJ Provider Program looking for work

Dear Editor,

Over the past week, College of St. Joseph students arrived back on campus after their winter holiday break and began adjusting to their new class schedules. In addition to classes, students are gearing up for another successful semester of giving back to their…