January is a time when many of us think about making changes in our lives. Enrollments at gyms and in diet programs increase as we try to our implement our New Year’s resolutions. For many of us, by February or March we have slipped back into our old patterns and our resolve for change has d…

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Greta Thunberg certainly set the stage when she called international leaders to task for failure to address long-known core climate issues affecting the future of the planet and life as we know it.

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January rolls around and I always find it necessary to write a column that encourages and inspires families to get outside and embrace the cold and the snow including getting the winter gear o…

What didn’t get done in the first half of the biennium that you will work hardest to accomplish in this second year?

Happy New Year. I hope the year is off to a great start, and that you are feeling a boost of mental energy that comes with 365 fresh calendar pages not yet marred by appointments inked, then c…

Memories. They not only light the corners of my mind, they’re stacked so high back there, it’s like an episode of “Hoarders.”

The start of winter means we’re just weeks from the start of Vermont’s 2020 legislative session. We’ve been busy attending community meetings as we prepare to bring your thoughts and ideas to …

When I read a recent edition of the Shelburne News, I was a bit surprised to find a great deal of space dedicated to the viewpoint of someone who shared concerns about proficiency-based learni…

Magic and kindness during the holiday season are extra special. Learning to be kind is a trait we carry throughout our lives. Finding ways to instill goodness in our young children to make the…

It is very likely that many of you read or heard about the article in Seven Days, “Guarded Secrets.” It contained disturbing allegations about the treatment of women in state custody at the Ch…

For years, I blamed the wise men. I thought they were the ones responsible for this holiday gift-giving racket where shopping becomes the reason for the season. I scoffed at the precedent the …

The developmental gains a child will have from interactions with adults preparing and cooking a meal are countless. Children are wired to learn and are ready to take in information.

I keep two winter coats in my office year-round now: a man’s and a woman’s coat. The “why” takes me back to last winter when Jonathan came into the office to ask for help. I’ve known Jonathan …

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