I’ve served as a proud Democrat in the State Senate since 1985. I was brought up a Democrat, my father served in the House of Representatives as one, and in 1962, I worked hard to elect Gov. Phil Hoff, Vermont’s first Democratic governor in over a century.

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My reasons for voting for David Zuckerman were well articulated in an article that appeared in The Other Paper on Aug. 28. I knew and admired David as a natural leader during his years at the …

On Tuesday Sept. 11, 2001, four coordinated terrorist attacks were perpetrated against the United States of America. This was the single deadliest terrorist attack in human history, causing th…

On primary day Chittenden County Senators Ginny Lyons and Michael Sirotkin and Senate candidate Thomas Chittenden each received enough write–in votes to run with a Republican nomination, in ad…

Thank you Police Chief Shawn Burke, for your department’s commitment to cherishing “the sanctity of human life.”

Readers who care about animal welfare should ask Senators Pat Leahy and Bernie Sanders to support federal funding for cultured-meat research. Cultured meat is grown from cells, without slaught…

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I read the article on the $57K the school system in South Burlington plans to spend to purchase chairs and rent tents for students.

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Vermont schools are preparing for September openings amid COVID-19. School administrators, in consultation with staff, families and public health officials, have been working hard to reinvent our educational systems in ways that provide students with rich learning while keeping students, staff and the public safe.

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To all the readers of the Wellness Works column over the past 14 years, I am taking this opportunity to say goodbye, and thank you.

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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…

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