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Jan. 6, 2021, will forever mark a day of infamy for our nation. It will be remembered because our beloved Capitol building — the very heart of our democracy — was stormed and laid under siege.

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This time of year, and this year especially, I am particularly mindful about Howard Center’s critical role in the community and my gratitude for all who continue to support Howard Center’s work throughout the year.

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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.

Every Vermonter has the right to thrive and live their life free from violence. Unfortunately, the reality is that too many Vermonters aren’t safe. Each year, thousands of Vermonters experienc…

In the early 1990s, I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, West Africa, one of the economically poorest nations in the world. In the small village in the Manding Mountains where I worked there…

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Peggy Noonan, opinion writer for The Wall Street Journal, reminded me of the courage of Maine’s United States Senator Margaret Chase Smith in her speech …

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Dec. 15 marks a hidden holiday, as uncelebrated as it is unappreciated. It was 229 years ago today that the United States ratified the Bill of Rights, ensuring unprecedented freedom for the pe…

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Back in 2013, a cold January wind serendipitously blew me into Lake Placid after a year of camping full time around the U.S. and Canada, and I stayed.

I often talk about encouraging “diversity” in our forests. The reaction of most people is that they want their forest to be diverse, but they might not know what that actually means or why it’…

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It was a 12-foot table. A slab of wood my husband saved from his mother’s ancestral home. Its former life was a library table which only made me wonder how massive was that library?

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The other day my mother asked if I could help clean out her basement.

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Back in April, when the leading doctors made recommendations about how to handle COVID-19, they were sharing their best scientific guesses. By now, nearly every primary care and hospital medic…

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I am not an epidemiologist and am certainly not Anthony Fauci. I am, however, a former social worker and a physician with over 25 years of experience in health care. And I think it is time we …

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Q: What are the long earthworks in the East Woods Natural Area in South Burlington connected to?

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