Legislating through COVID over the past 12 months has been challenging as we balanced the state’s ongoing needs while serving impacted Vermonters during the implosion of our economic, civic, and personal lives.

Liberals and Progressives herald the Black Lives Matter movement with signature flags and lawn signs. How many really know their ideology and how it’s deluding a whole generation?

In a little over a week at the Public Hearing on Thursday, May 20, residents will have the opportunity to comment on proposed changes to South Burlington’s land development regulations.

The photograph of two women on the dais sent a powerful message to all who were watching: women’s place is on the dais.

This week the House passed S. 20, a bill that focuses on protecting Vermonters from the risks that per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known widely as PFAS, and other toxic chemicals pose to …


After more than a year since Gov. Phil Scott’s stay-at-home order and the closure of offices and businesses, it is with relief that I write after my first injection, with my second scheduled f…

Years before anyone on the current school board ran for election, previous boards made a commitment to good governance in the district by adopting a system called policy governance.


The Vermont Legislature is currently considering whether or not to tax the forgiven loan I received under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that offered my business, Sugarsnap Catering, the relief that kept us afloat over the last horrific year.

If your lawn is filled with dandelions, may I be the first to congratulate and thank you. A yard full of these lovely yellow flowers, which transform into puff-able white balls, show that the people who live there care about the environment.

China, Russia and radical Muslims are national security threats, yet Pres. Joe Biden says global warming is our greatest existential threat. His priorities are refocused now on mitigating climate change.

When I walk in Red Rocks Park with friends or watch my grandchildren play in the streams and sandboxes at Wheeler Nature Park, I am so grateful that someone had the foresight to advocate to keep these once private lands open to the public.

The pensions of Vermont’s teachers and public employees are ailing. In the 1990s and early 2000s, the state failed to contribute required funds into the pensions and the 2007-09 recession harmed the pensions’ return on investments.

We, represent cumulatively more than 9,500 employers with more than 200,000 employees implore you to conform with the federal treatment of forgiven Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans in the tax year 2021, just as you did in tax year 2020.

This commentary was submitted by AARP Vermont, the Conservation Law Foundation, Local Motion, and the Vermont Natural Resources Council.

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