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In an unprecedented year, perhaps it’s only natural that we have an unprecedented election — the first in our lifetimes to occur during a global pandemic, and one in which an astounding number of votes will be cast after being mailed to voters. While many of us are used to staying up late to…

President Donald Trump kept perhaps only one promise — a sinister one — since he’s been president, and that was to appoint justices to the U.S. Supreme Court who would overturn Roe v. Wade, th…

I worked as a graduate student in the 1980s under Dr. Rich Bartlett, the former head of the UVM Plant and Soil Science Department. He taught me about what makes soil healthy and the symbiotic …

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I’ve been on the job at the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) for just over eight weeks. CVOEO is part of a national network of community action agencies that were create…

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The League of Women Voters, committed to the right of all citizens to vote, stands in favor of mail-in balloting and supports funding levels for the United States Postal Service (USPS) in the …

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I recently learned that the word “Autumn” comes from the Latin “auctum,” for “increase,” or “exalt.”

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While 2020 is a year like no other, that first evening chill and the initial hint of color in the trees signify fall is, once again, on its way.

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Here we are folks. After the summer that wasn’t, September slipped into our lives like a weekend guest who seemingly arrives early and plans to stay late. I must have missed June melding into …

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Policy decisions regarding education and child care are gendered. That is a fact that must not be ignored. As public schools in Vermont reopen using a variety of learning models, data signals …

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A few months ago, the Legislature adjourned without passing a full fiscal year’s budget. The hope by the majority party in Montpelier was Congress would come to the rescue and appropriate more…

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I’m hearing it from Vermonters every day, and with increasing urgency. From Bennington to South Newfane, and from South Burlington to Newport to West Dover: People from all walks of life are r…

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A year ago the California Public Utilities Commission warned that the state could face an energy shortage on hot summer evenings as early as 2021. Its projection was off by a year. On Aug. 14 …

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It’s almost Labor Day again. Ordinarily, teachers have received their welcome-back-to-school letters, in which principals dutifully gush about how innovative the coming year is going to be tha…

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Earlier this summer, my team set a goal for our state: If our positive health trends continue, let’s return to in-person instruction for our kids in the fall.

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