A world without suicide

Please join hundreds of us as we walk in unified solidarity to erase the stigma around suicide and mental illness and as we help those in need on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Oakledge Park-Upper Shelter (Flynn Ave.) in Burlington at 8:30 a.m.  In Vermont, there is a suicide every three days, there were 118 deaths last year, it… Read More »

Thanks from Pedals for Progress

We’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the residents of South Burlington and nearby communities who donated bicycles and sewing machines to the 21st Green Mountain Returned Peace Corps collection for international development on Saturday, Sept. 21. By the end of the event, we had collected 135 bikes and 95 sewing machines for Pedals… Read More »

State Rep Town Hall planned

Although the legislature completed its 2019 session in May, legislative activity continues as we prepare for January. As your representative, I’ve been happy to field calls and emails from constituents and answer questions as best I can. I’m also serving on two study committees this summer, one investigating how best to guarantee funding for public… Read More »

Young journalists preserving local news

Readers may have noticed the Community News byline on recent stories in this paper. This is a new project in collaboration with the University of Vermont to train and educate student journalists. I’m writing to let people know about the project and thank this paper for collaborating. In recent years, there has been a hollowing… Read More »

Fake bike lanes on Falls Road

Driving along the rebuilt Falls Road a week ago, I was puzzled by the pairs of freshly painted white lines on the shoulders. Each shoulder has one straight line 10 feet from the center of the road and a second line meandering drunkenly in and out beyond that. Bike lanes came to my mind, but… Read More »

Raising money for the poor

Raising money for the poor

The 5th Grade PREP (religious education) students from St. Catherine of Siena in Shelburne wish to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for joining us and contributing so generously to our Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl Project Poverty Awareness Campaign Bake Sales at the Parish Hall and Shelburne Market on Sunday, March 31.… Read More »

Open letter to Vermont Commissioner of Health

In your Feb. 25, 2019 letter to Congress, you call for censorship of online vaccine “misinformation,” meaning reports or science that contradict the health department’s “state-sanctioned” messaging, which has included supporting the removal of all non-medical exemptions to vaccines. I find this deeply disturbing, and an obvious attack on an individual’s right to free and… Read More »

Kudos for CVU

Kudos to CVU, Candy Padula and the students involved in “The Laramie Project.” I commend you on your courage for putting this marginalized community front and center. I also congratulate you for the amazing skill and talent that was displayed in performing such an intense and emotionally jarring production. CVU has taken a big step… Read More »

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