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Beach closures, cyanobacteria blooms, bacteria contamination: our lakes are stressed and it’s affecting our recreation, our health, and our economy. Maybe we’ve had to stay out of the water for a day or more, refrain from using tap water, seen our property values go down or experienced a dro…

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I am writing in support of the school budget. My children have been very lucky to receive an excellent education in South Burlington from elementary through high school.

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As we prepare to vote on a third school district budget vote on or before Aug. 11, I urge South Burlington voters to consider the direct impact of their votes on math and literacy achievement in our elementary schools, especially for low-income students.

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While both Burton and Higher Ground are highly rated Burlington area businesses, the city council decision to place a 1,500-person concert venue in the South End of Burlington in the middle of a residential area has left me scratching my head.

I have been so disappointed that after all the concerns expressed by the taxpayers of this city, as well as expressed by the school board on behalf of them, the South Burlington Educators Unio…

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I am writing to urge the community to vote yes for the school budget on Aug. 11. The school board and administrative team have worked tirelessly for the last several months to balance the need…

Many parents vividly remember the day their children started kindergarten. What was it like when you sent your little one off? I guarantee it wasn’t like this. My youngest starts kindergarten …

Voting and engaging in one’s community and local politics is one of the most difficult and important aspects of adult life. There are disagreements, change often takes years, and we’ll never f…

The primary is coming up soon, Aug. 11, and, now more than ever, it’s important to make your voice known.

In June, I volunteered to serve on the Citizens Budget Advisory Committee to provide feedback on the next budget proposal. The committee met five times. Everyone’s level of commitment and enga…

After South Burlington voters voted down school district budgets twice, School District leadership convened a Citizen’s Budget Advisory Committee to advise on the development of a third budget to present to voters on Aug. 11.

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I’m writing to express my support for Senator Debbie Ingram, who is running to become the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor in the upcoming Aug. 11 primary.

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South Burlington teachers continue to demand a pay raise, while many residents support a pay freeze for teachers and school district employees that will help keep the school budget at level funding for this year.

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The school budget has been turned down twice by a considerable margin. Our school administrators apparently reject the notion that we can refuse their request for more money.

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As you all know, we are still in a pandemic. And, yes, Phil Scott has turned the spigot on reopening businesses. But, still, we face challenges in this new normal.

I look forward to reading The Other Paper each week.

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

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