The Vermont Department of Health is reporting that during the course of the pandemic; opiate overdose rates have skyrocketed in Burlington and across Vermont.

With the primary elections scheduled for August 11, I would like to share a few thoughts.

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In a unique drive-in graduation ceremony on June 12 at the Champlain Valley Expo, the South Burlington School District celebrated the class of 2020.


Over the past few months, our lives at work and at home have been upended by COVID-19. We have experienced a great deal of uncertainty and worry about our wellbeing and about the health of our communities on all levels.

I served as the Chair of South Burlington’s Open Space Interim Zoning (IZ) Committee and I wanted to take this opportunity to clarify a few misleading points that were made in the SmartGrowth …


After our long winter and Gov. Phil Scott’s stay-at-home orders, most of us are itching to get outdoors. The biking, walking and running paths are there for you to get some exercise, and our n…

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This spring was tough. There’s no other way to say it, other than possibly adding a string of expletives.

It’s been more than 40 years since my family fell asleep to the rapid sound of gunshots, the night before we fatefully crossed the Mekong River, the body of water that divided Laos from Thailand.

I am a white woman. What right do I have to weigh in on Black Lives Matter?

These are the two thoughts that have kept my mouth shut, my grief silent and my outrage worthless.

I don’t believe the South Burlington School Board has been taking the voters very seriously. Despite numerous objections, their first budget would have raised taxes over 11%. And their most re…

I write regarding the full-page advertisement regarding Smart Growth in South Burlington. There are important issues not addressed in this ad. First, I encourage all residents to read Act 76, …

In SB, hard-working people; owners of small businesses; people who have children in school; retirees; the disabled; land lords; city workers; medical personnel; restaurants; hair dressers; fai…

South Burlington educators and support staff have some of the most important jobs in the community, and we respect and appreciate everything you do for our children and our families.

Nearly everyone is convinced of the need for police reform after the death of George Floyd. But what reform? My favorite idea is to eliminate the bail system.

Like most of us that get a soul-crushing dose of the daily news feed, I gasped at the sight of the U.S. government clearing peaceful protesters from Lafayette Square Park. How horrified those …

Breonna, an EMT working on the front lines of the coronavirus epidemic, an aspiring nurse, was asleep in her apartment when she was killed by police this March.

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