Legislative Update

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Now that COVID-related emergency legislation is winding down, the Legislature is returning to bills that had been on the back burner. As housing is within the domain of my committee work, one issue I was working on is how to increase the numb…

Guest Perspectives

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It was interesting to read the cover story “Open Meeting Violated” in The Other Paper, Nov. 19 edition. The article reported the chair of the city council issued an apology for her part in the city of South Burlington violating Vermont’s open…

Councilor Corner

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After a pandemic “break,” I am so pleased to be submitting a Councilor’s Corner article once again. On behalf of the entire City Council, thank you The Other Paper for reinstituting this important connection between our community and the council.

Wellness Works

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

The Forest and the Trees

It was a gray day. I was taking Dandelion, my little dog, out for his morning constitutional. The sky was gray, the lake was gray, the mountains were gray and even the neighbors’ houses were gray.

In Musing

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Here we are folks. After the summer that wasn’t, September slipped into our lives like a weekend guest who seemingly arrives early and plans to stay late. I must have missed June melding into July, let alone when August showed up. You can’t b…

Message from the School Board

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Though it has been only a couple months since the FY21 school district budget passed, it is already time to start work on the FY22 budget.

Help is Here

We have been at this for about two months and while families are doing the best that they can, interrupted family routines and drastic changes in day to day life all have caused stress and anxiety for many. This may continue as we phase in re…

Positive Parenting

The ongoing pressure of being a parent is hard. It is super hard. The choices we as parents and caregivers make now will have an impact on the rest of our children’s lives.

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