Vermont’s current criminal laws need to be reexamined and reorganized. Over 900 criminal offenses are contained in various parts of the Vermont statutes. Statutory criminal prohibitions in the…

Here’s something I never thought I’d write; the fanny pack is back. That ubiquitous bag that tourists and my mother-in-law wear around their waist is now considered a cool fashion accessory. T…

The article “Classrooms under the F-35” (The Other Paper, Nov. 21, 2019) showed school administrators recognizing that the F-35 caused a “pause” in teaching but hoping it was a noise one can “…

I just read Rep. Pugh’s Legislative Update (The Other Paper, Nov. 27, 2019). I was surprised that she chose to write about “climate change” as this does not neatly fit within the purview of th…

Next month, legislators return to Montpelier with many pressing issues still in play during this second year of the biennium. I serve on the General, Housing, and Military Affairs Committee. H…

On March 3, Town Meeting Day, the community will vote on whether to support the construction of a new middle school, high school and physical education and athletic center. These buildings wou…

I am calling out the superintendent of South Burlington schools today, just like last week, just because of a little ice, the district schools should not have been closed.

Regarding the article by Madeline Clark (The Other Paper, Nov. 21, 2019, “Classrooms under the F-35,”) one line struck me: “And while some community members have suggested the Guard should pro…

The City of South Burlington could manage trash better. Currently there are multiple providers of curbside trash collection travelling our neighborhoods each week covering the same ground. Thi…

While we in Vermont have a lot to be proud of, we also know that we could do better addressing climate change.

As an active member of the community and professionally involved in building design and construction, I have attended with great interest many of the school visioning and design presentations.…

Winter isn’t officially here, but it is here. The snow has flown, and the nights have grown (groan) longer. I thought this would be a good time to share a few books that I have really been wan…

A dozen or so years ago, several Vermont educators – either already retired or close to retirement – invested in a scam. I was one of them. Each of us, highly educated and generally considered…

The developmental gains a child will have from interactions with adults preparing and cooking a meal are countless. Children are wired to learn and are ready to take in information.

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