Wilmot Irish: Deciding to stop driving

Wilmot Irish: Deciding to stop driving

By WILMOT IRISH The first time I drove a car I was with Dad in his ’34 Chevy. At 16, I could see over the steering wheel, but easing the clutch with the left foot while pressing the accelerator with the right was a coordination I did not yet have. As we jolted around our… Read More »

We need to change the face of our investment community

By JANICE ST. ONGE Female entrepreneurs receive less than 5 percent of all venture capital funding despite owning 38 percent of the businesses in the country. According to the National Venture Capital Association, 89 percent of venture capital investors are white men who have a bias toward familiar faces. This bias is not always a… Read More »

Catholic bishop addresses sexual abuse crisis

To the Editor: The recent decision to delay the vote at the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops on several proposals to confront the clergy sexual abuse crisis, will not delay my commitment to transparency and accountability to the people of Vermont and the Catholic community that I serve. Those proposals in particular include bishops… Read More »

Let’s move on from past education politics

By DANIEL M. FRENCH In the final weeks of the election cycle, supporters of the Vermont State College System and early education proponents made their pitch for additional funding in a challenging fiscal environment. Their ideas are constructive, their tone civil and they’re making a good faith effort to add to the policy conversation. My… Read More »

We should be proud of our Vermont elections

By JIM CONDOS Election Day is fast approaching. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Vermonters will head to the ballot box to vote for the people who will represent them, from justice of the peace all the way up to governor and members of Congress. Free and fair elections are the bedrock of our democracy in Vermont… Read More »

Holcombe: We need a new playbook

By REBECCA HOLCOMBE At the center of Gov. Phil Scott’s reelection campaign is his claim that because of his efforts, “Vermont has avoided about $71 million in forecasted property tax rate increases.” If we don’t understand why this claim is flawed, we are vulnerable to poor budgeting practices and ill-equipped to respond to demographic and… Read More »

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