The costs of extraction: make companies pay it – Amanda Silva

Mining-related disasters have been a recurring environmental problem throughout human history in nearly every country around the world that has natural resources for humans to exploit, from South America to Asia, to right here in our own backyard. People and the environment have suffered as a result of the operations of mining and other extractive industries.… Read More »

Letters to the editor – Dr. Sanders

Reward for return of stolen items On Dec. 1, sadly at Mt. Philo State Park, the parking area was vandalized and the cars of visitors who had come to enjoy the natural beauty and inspirational nature of the park’s conservancy were burglarized. My son’s car was one of those vehicles attacked by thieves who smashed… Read More »

Thank you from Chief Koss – Frank Koss

I would like to take a moment to thank people for the significant show of well wishes I have received on my “medical event” (okay heart attack). As clarified through Facebook and Front Porch Forum, this was not the dramatic event usually seen on TV but some symptoms and drive yourself to Urgent Care (wife… Read More »

Thank you from Tim Ashe

I want to sincerely thank the people of Shelburne for your support in the election. Since becoming your Senator eight years ago, I’ve done my best to represent each Chittenden County community with the same enthusiasm as my own hometown. I bring the same enthusiasm today that I did when I was first sworn in.… Read More »

Thank you from Mike Yantachka

I want to express my thanks to the voters of Charlotte and Hinesburg for giving me a strong re-election endorsement. I have always tried to represent all of you well with the understanding that there are some issues on which consensus will be hard to reach. I will continue to do so. I appreciate your input and… Read More »

Thank you from Ginny Lyons

Thank you for your support of my reelection to the Vermont Senate. Your confidence in my work to represent you is greatly appreciated. Critical challenges face us during the coming legislative session. These include cost of living related to health care, education, good jobs, and energy. I will continue to take a balanced approach, to… Read More »

Thank you from Michael Sirotkin

Thank you to the voters of Shelburne  for supporting my re- election to the Vermont Senate.  It is truly a privilege to be one of six Senators representing the Chittenden District in Montpelier. I very much look forward to getting back to work with a new Administration come January. We have many challenges ahead and,… Read More »

Can one farm make a difference?

To all the farmers out there: I know that you’re sick and tired of people who aren’t even in the agricultural business telling you what to do with your farm, how to run it, making you change things without giving a thought to how that affects you personally. Although I can’t assure you that I’m… Read More »

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