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Fear. Fear has gripped us all in one way or another during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Concerns about COVID-19 encourage people to stay physically distant, especially when and in those places we think the virus may be present, and those fears may be keeping sick people away from hospitals.

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All Vermonters should be congratulated for adhering to the state and federal recommendations to stay home and stay safe during these stages of the COVID 19 pandemic. The results have been posi…

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The loss of a prom is an odd thing. Prom is an event that – through movies, TV and memories shared by the previous generation, has joined American mythology.

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As we enter the ninth week of shut down, the Legislative Committees in the House continue to focus on COVID-19 related legislation. As members settle into this routine, most are responding to …

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On Saturday morning, the fire in the wood stove snuffed itself out. The day then rolled in, warm and bright. It continued through a hot Sunday as well. The sun warmed our bones.

Over this past weekend, while doing some cleaning, I came across a box from 30 years ago, from my days as a Legislative Assistant for Senator James Jeffords.

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As your State Representatives, we are hearing that there continue to be challenges accessing Vermont unemployment insurance. There are also issues accessing benefits for those who are self-emp…

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In a society driven by high-speed technology and worship of the “new,” few phrases have the enduring positive impact in the American lexicon as one that seemingly stands in a different era: vi…

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This morning I woke up early worrying about my two older sons who have both lost their jobs, live in small apartments, don’t really know how to cook, worry about global warming and hate to ask…

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In 1981, I was with friends celebrating the Fourth of July weekend at New York’s Fire Island Pines gay enclave when life changed.

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There is nothing quite like a crisis to show the weaknesses, limitations and vulnerabilities in a system.

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Amid the vital and often heart-wrenching news about the current pandemic, it might be easy to lose sight of a significant milestone that happens next week.

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The COVID-19 pandemic is unlike any crisis Vermont has faced. We recognize this is a very stressful and anxious time for our neighbors, as public safety measures close many of the businesses a…

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Just about two weeks ago, most of us were barely aware of the spreading COVID-19 across Asia and Europe. It was so far away.

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Even before this “corona moment,” poetry was having a moment. It seemed like The New York Times had an article every other day: Elizabeth Warren with a poet on her campaign staff, Astro-Poets …

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