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I recently entered a (virtual) conversation about protests – and the cameras that are often present. A poster suggested that if cameras were unwanted in an area where demonstration was taking place, spray paint would be a good deterrent.

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Continuing the nationwide movement to end racism by protest and riot, Vermonters held a Black Lives Matter Protest in Battery Park. It was a powerful statement against police brutality and the…

I’m hearing the term “comfort food” more often these days. Understandably so. We all could use some comfort right now and, hey, why not food?

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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 plac…

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Our United States Constitution guarantees Americans many rights, most notably those contained in the Bill of Rights. The right of every eligible citizen to vote is fundamental to our democracy…

In November of 2019, Vermont Technical College (VTC) announced that it ranks first in the state for return on investment. The study by Georgetown University looked at more than 4,500 colleges nationwide, seeking an answer to the age-old question “is college worth it?”

The Citizen’s May 14 cover article headline “Milfoil Curse Haunts Selectboard Meeting” includes a focus on the release of an f-bomb, shocking actually, if that’s the record of the Hinesburg Ma…

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There has been a lot of debate over the years on the Town Link Trail in Charlotte. Much of that debate has included the constructive give-and-take that is the hallmark of a healthy democratic …

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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.

I am writing to express my shock and disgust at the way that Hinesburg resident Elizabeth Deutsch spoke to and treated Chris Conant at the May 6 selectboard meeting.

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We are now two months into the societal shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but it honestly feels much longer.

I am writing today, not as a property owner on Lake Iroquois, but as someone who first visited her 16 years ago and fell in love with her beauty and charm. Back then you could swim from the shore out into deeper water and not get tangled in milfoil.

I am in favor of using Procella-COR for treatment to mitigate the milfoil in Lake Iroquois. My family has been coming to Lake Iroquois for close to 30 years. My children have grown up on the l…

In March 2020, the Lake Iroquois Association along with the Lake Iroquois Recreation District filed with the state to allow ProcellaCOR, a chemical herbicide, to be used to control Eurasian wa…

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