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Your Shelburne legislators want you to know that we are taking the COVID-19 situation very seriously and are continuing our work while at home. We are in regular communication with legislative leaders, the Administration, each other, and you, our constituents.

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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When times are tough, Vermonters have a history of coming together to find solutions that make life better not only for themselves and their families, but for the whole community. We have a tr…

Kittens. This is an experiment to see how many people really care about kittens.

Occasionally, when I am with a client working diligently to lose weight, there comes a time when the scale stops moving just a pound or two before crossing a particularly significant line.

Watching the negotiations of school boards – and other local government boards and commissions – but particularly school boards, I’ve often found myself wondering “Why?”

As I write this article, I realize that it will be published two days after Shelburne’s Town Meeting, marking the half-way point of the 2020 legislative session.

Every once in a while, as I’m tramping through the winter woods on my snowshoes, it occurs to me that I am walking on top of frogs.

In the year since she moved to Wake Robin, Carol Jean Suitor’s priorities have changed a bit. A nutritionist by trade, the 81-year-old Suitor has volunteered in a number of capacities since he…

There is an old saying that the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second-best time is today.

While gardening comes to a stop in the winter, composting doesn’t have to.

If you’ve ever walked in Vermont’s woods, chances are that you’ve stumbled upon a “wolf tree.” These giants of the forest are hard to miss – massive, gnarled trees with huge lateral branches e…

This year I have joined a group of House members in the Tourism Caucus, a caucus revitalized from years ago. This is a group of members who have agreed to advocate for the tourism industry in …

For more information, please view our flyer at http://bit.ly/CVSDBudgetFlyerFY21, our web page at www.cvsdvt.org/budget, or email us with questions at CVSDboard@cvsdvt.org.

Chances are you’ve heard about “core engagement” or “strengthening your core” in the last 20 years but may have questions about what this means and how to do it effectively. Proper core engage…

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