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I hope this issue of The Other Paper finds you healthy and safely navigating all the rules and suggestions to avoid coronavirus.

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What an extraordinary moment we are living through. Daily, our lives are ever more upended. As one of your elected legislators, I am privileged to witness first-hand heroic efforts – so many a…

Democrats advocate free higher education and loan forgiveness to lure young voters. They realize millions are graduating from college with massive debt. Democrats are correct about the severit…

It’s time for a reality check on the South Burlington school budget. After the proposed 9.56% budget increase was defeated, the school board asked Superintendent David Young to come back with …

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Just read a great story about the Lake Placid Olympics in February 1980 and, of course, the U.S. Hockey Team’s sensational American Dream. Can’t believe it was 40 years ago and what a story it…

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Writing a column during a pandemic is an exercise in doing what’s not important. So much in my life these days pales in comparison to what’s going on in my town, my state, my country and my wo…

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The legislature recessed last Friday, March 20, to work remotely because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and I can’t believe the speed of changes since then.

I, as a taxpayer, will be voting no again on school budget. They did not do enough cost-cutting; they only lower the tax increase from 7.65% to 7.29%. This tells me that we need again to hold …

I write this during Town Meeting Day break. The House Appropriations committee initially had two weeks remaining to craft the FY21 budget.

The ongoing pressure of being a parent is hard. It is super hard. The choices we as parents and caregivers make now will have an impact on the rest of our children’s lives.

“So if you only watch Fox News, because it’s reinforcing what you believe, you are not an informed citizen,” said Donald Trump’s former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Feb. 12 at Drew…

This letter is simply to thank all the members of the South Burlington School Board and City Council for their tireless dedication to improving the lives of South Burlington’s citizens.

Prior to the town meeting vote on the proposed school project, I wrote to this page under the above caption. At that time, the board had a guesstimate of $55,000,000 to do infrastructure upgra…

Thank you for giving me the honor of serving you for another two years. I do not take the responsibility lightly, and I will continue to work hard for our quality of life and future prosperity.

I want to thank the Board of Civil Authority for their work on the election and recount. I am grateful for the opportunity to run for City Council and humbled by the number of people that supp…

The most recent voting by the taxpayers of South Burlington was a lesson to those in charged that things need to change in regards to the city and school budgets.

Read through The Other Paper's Letters Archives, from January 9, 2015, to November 29, 2018.

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