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 »

Another native Vermonter relocates away

The people I befriended in Shelburne/Charlotte will always be near and dear to my heart. Plus, they represent half my life. Yup, 60 years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Trahan gave birth to an outgoing child in Burlington. I’m hoping this letter to the editor will make it into the many households I didn’t personally say… Read More »

Not all feminists are pro-choice

I am the mother of a 5-month-old girl. I have struggled to ask myself, how will I tell her that, until she was born, her value depended only on whether I wanted her or not? That if her existence in any way conflicted with my vision or plans for my own life, she was disposable.… 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 »

Thank you, Hinesburg

I am deeply humbled and honored to have been elected to the Hinesburg Selectboard. I can assure all Hinesburg residents I will be fair, open-minded, and attentive to all voices on issues that face us. I met many people during this campaign and regardless of whether supporting me or Keith, the one takeaway everyone agreed… Read More »

Raising the Black Lives Matter flag

We propose that the Black Lives Matter flag will be raised at Champlain Valley Union High School in honor of Black History Month. We affirm that Black Lives Matter is a peaceful and empowering grassroots movement, advocating for racial justice and collective liberation. By raising the flag, we hope to make CVU a more inclusive… Read More »

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