Legislative Update


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


I’ve been on the job at the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) for just over eight weeks. CVOEO is part of a national network of community action agencies that were created during Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty.

Councilor Corner


After our long winter and Gov. Phil Scott’s stay-at-home orders, most of us are itching to get outdoors. The biking, walking and running paths are there for you to get some exercise, and our nature parks and beach at Red Rocks for you to cool off.

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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In a unique drive-in graduation ceremony on June 12 at the Champlain Valley Expo, the South Burlington School District celebrated the class of 2020.

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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