I’m writing this Earth Day message to you, our elected officials, to plead with you to start treating climate change as the emergency it is.
We often think of the large environmental changes the planet is undergoing, as occurring somewhere else in the world: in exotic tropical rain forests, or in hurricanes along the coasts of the United States, or among overhunted large animal species in Africa, or along crumbling glaciers, but every bit as important (though perhaps less visible) examples of degradation are taking place in every village, city and county across our country, including South Burlington.
The recent guest perspective, “What’s the issue with southeast quadrant housing?” makes several incorrect assumptions and inferences relating to Vince Bolduc’s earlier commentary, “Uniqueness of the Southeast Quadrant.”
Five years ago, I had the same experience finding a way to purchase hearing aids I could afford as Jessie Forand (“Hearing is not a luxury,” The Other Paper, March 18, 2021).
I am seeing more frequent use of “So Bu” as the shorthand designation for my city. I’m not crazy about this adopted nickname but it got me thinking about extending it throughout the region.
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