Legislative Update

Student success depends on a variety of factors — aptitude, motivation and morale — as well as attendance and alertness, supportive parents and community, quality teachers and administrators, and facilities that are safe, healthy and designed…

Councilor Corner

Is our precious democracy effective at solving the greatest human crises? It took the United States 90 years to abolish slavery after the initial abolitionist movement began in Philadelphia in 1775.

Press Play

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When your kids have kids there’s a creed you repeat devoutly every time you talk to someone whose kids have kids: Grandchildren – there’s nothing like them.

Connect The Dots

Business Matters

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In November 2018, South Burlington adopted interim zoning with the following goal: “The prioritization for conservation of existing open spaces, forest blocks, and working landscapes in South Burlington in the sustenance of our natural ecosystem, scenic viewsheds, and river corridors.”

Guest Perspectives

The Vermont Suffrage Centennial Alliance chose to make voting and voting rights — their history, the struggles to attain this right and exercise it and the vigilance and advocacy necessary to preserve and expand them — the centerpiece of its …

Message from the School Board

Kevin Dorn’s guest perspective, “Keep police presence in South Burlington Schools, says manager,” is an example of white privilege in action. (The Other Paper, June 17, 2021)

Woodchuck Gardening

When we plant a seed, we create a direct link between our ancestral past and our potential future.

In Musing

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