Years ago, I found a YouTube video where Stephen King espoused 10 pieces of advice to the University of Maine’s graduating class of 2005. The closing piece of this advice was simple: stay in Maine.
At 4 a.m. the day before every election, my team and I set out on a 14-county tour, visiting all of Vermont’s 14 counties in one day. This 500-plus-mile tour has a way to put things into perspective.
Yogi Berra is credited with the maxim, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” He was giving fellow catcher Joe Garagiola directions to his house.
I serve as the division chief of general OB/GYN at the University of Vermont Medical Center, the division that provides termination of pregnancy services. I’m outraged by the reckless and dangerous misinformation about Article 22 — the Reproductive Liberty Amendment — that’s being propagated by its opponents.
The recreational trapping season in Vermont started on Oct. 22 and runs through March 31. This includes the use of baited steel-jawed leghold and body-gripping kill traps, as well as cage traps that are set underwater that drown multiple animals at once.
Should Article 22 not pass, Vermont will still have abortions and late-term abortions. That is guaranteed in current law and has been since 1970s.
While Twitter began as a medium for posting urgent messages like what your favorite reality TV star had for breakfast or things you ordinarily wouldn’t bother to tell casual acquaintances if you accidentally wound up sitting next to them, tweeting has grown in scope and gravity since it was hatched 16 years ago.
Are you interested in saving money, improving comfort and being part of a community-wide effort to combat climate change? Fall is a great time to focus on tightening up your home to reduce emissions and save money on heating.
I don’t read horoscopes. I skim them. It’s because I can tell instantly if it’s applicable to my life. Like if the horoscope speaks of adventure when I’m home sick in bed, I’ll disregard it as a bunch of bunk.
A lot of misinformation is being circulated regarding the abortion-rights amendment known as Article 22 or Proposal 5, which will appear as a ballot measure on Nov. 8. As a member of the Legislature and a physician practicing obstetrics and gynecology for 40 years, I would like to offer my perspective.
The mood at recent Vermont Climate Council committee meetings is bleak as the folks tasked by the Legislature to come up with a plan to meet the greenhouse gas reduction mandates of their Global Warming Solutions Act do not have one.
I often invest time and energy in serious investigative journalism, particularly when questions need answers, situations require far more than a superficial glance or subtle threats have infiltrated without setting off too many alarm bells.
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