I write in response to Mr. McClaughry’s recent rant against renewable energy “Like California, Renewable Energy Means Blackouts,” Sept. 10.

I’ve had conversations with friends recently who, on the strength of Gov. Phil Scott’s Covid success, are willing to vote for him come November. I think that Vermont has come out on top so far…

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, the residents of Hinesburg will be voting on whether the town and fire department should start a town ambulance service to be operated by the Hinesburg Fire Department.

On primary day Chittenden County Senators Ginny Lyons and Michael Sirotkin and Senate candidate Thomas Chittenden each received enough write–in votes to run with a Republican nomination, in ad…

I write in response to Meg Handler’s letter that appeared in your Sept. 3 edition. As president of the Lake Iroquois Association, It is necessary to provide a more realistic, data-based report…

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I am writing to update readers on the status of Eurasian water milfoil on Lake Iroquois this summer. Despite very hot, dry conditions, the milfoil situation is excellent. I invite all of you t…

Readers who care about animal welfare should ask Senators Pat Leahy and Bernie Sanders to support federal funding for cultured-meat research. Cultured meat is grown from cells, without slaught…

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I would like to express a heartfelt thank you to everyone who voted and supported me for the Chittenden 4-2 House of Representative representing our beautiful community of Hinesburg. I am trul…

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Vermont schools are preparing for September openings amid COVID-19. School administrators, in consultation with staff, families and public health officials, have been working hard to reinvent our educational systems in ways that provide students with rich learning while keeping students, staff and the public safe.

I am voting for Bill Lippert because he has our best interests at the core of what he does every day.

Are you an independent or registered democrat satisfied with incumbent Bill Lippert in the State House 4-2 seat representing Hinesburg? Are you an independent or registered republican dissatis…

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In talking with every-day Vermonters, I hear repeatedly of their concerns over the high tax rates (Per USA Today review, Vermonters pay more in taxes on average than residents of any other state.

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I am writing in support of electing Bill Lippert to the Vermont House.

I’m writing to urge the citizens of Hinesburg to vote for Christina Deeley as their new representative in Montpelier. As one of Christina’s educator colleagues at Champlain Valley Union High S…

I am writing to express my strong support for Bill Lippert for re-election to the legislature from Hinesburg. I have known Bill for over 40 years and completely trust him with the weighty deci…

With the depth of knowledge of local issues and the high respect of his colleagues in the Vermont Legislature Bill Lippert is a strong leader who will best represent Hinesburg citizens in thes…

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