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Among the 46 states welcoming refugees, Vermont has received approval to welcome 100 Afghans to our communities through USCRI Vermont Afghan Placement and Assistance program.

Vermont’s legislative social equity caucus encourages Vermonters to challenge a growing narrative coming from outside of our borders that is deliberately using fear and division to threaten our world-class education system.

I just wanted to commend the staff on this week’s Citizen.


Every clergy person spends much of their career conducting funerals and memorial services.

Vermont law requires political parties to reorganize in every odd-numbered year by electing members at town caucuses and then sending representatives to county committees, which send representatives to the state committee meeting.

Champlain, the old, retired ferry boat, is now tied up at the south side of the Charlotte ferry landing, its engine yanked out and weeds growing along its gunnels.

The news article regarding the findings of the Vermont Human Rights Commission about the Clemmons Family Farm is a black eye on Vermont’s good reputation.

We all rely on broadband internet every day. And the global pandemic made access to high-speed affordable internet even more vital for our jobs, education and healthcare.


In response to the comments on vaccine passports, if we ignore the fact that 23 percent of the adult population in Vermont has not been fully vaccinated as of July 23 — and there are no statistics about inoculations administered to children 16 and younger — and if we also ignore the vaccination status of visitors from other states to our Statehouse, we are introducing a threat to the health and well-being of our fellow citizens who represent us in the Vermont Legislature.

Vermont is a glorious place to live for so many reasons but if you, like me, are the parent of an adult child with significant cognitive disabilities, Vermont can be a scary place to call home.

As members of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion task force of the Lake Champlain Waldorf School, we were concerned to hear of the finding of the Vermont Human Rights Commission that Dr. Lydia Clemmons of the Clemmons Family Farm experienced discrimination on the basis of race and sex in her dealings with the Vermont State Police.

My family would like to voice our support and appreciation for Matt Lapierre regarding “Barber celebration criticized,” which he posted on social media.

I am writing in support of Dr. Lydia Clemmons, the Clemmons family and the Clemmons Family Farm. They have long been valued members of the Charlotte community.

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