John McClaughry: 16 questions for candidates

By JOHN MCCLAUGHRY Here are 16 incisive questions that citizens might want to pose to candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and the Legislature as Election Day 2018 approaches: 1. School Spending Control: Do you believe the state should take control of all K-12 public education, reorganize school districts, mandate higher pupil-to-staff ratios, and enforce rules… Read More »

Foxes could help combat Lyme

By LINDZEY BEAL Lyme disease has spread at an alarming rate in Vermont and continues to grow. Last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control, Vermont was listed as No. 1 in the country for confirmed cases of Lyme disease and is designated as an “endemic state.” In addition, a study done by Dr.… Read More »

Christine Johnson: Vermont can turn the tide on opioids

By CHRISTINE JOHNSON When I tell people about the Chittenden County Opioid Alliance’s broad mission to reduce the impact of opioids on our communities, there is a predictable response: “Gosh, that sounds overwhelming.” It’s repeated often that Vermont and the country are in the grips of an opioid epidemic. And while that is indeed the… Read More »

Recent events reveal two faces of Vermont

By REP. MIKE YANTACHKA I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who gave me a vote in the recent primary election. I do not take your support for granted and I appreciate the confidence you place in me to do a good job representing you in Montpelier. This election contained many surprises… Read More »

Milne has questions for Sen. Leahy

By SCOTT MILNE Patrick Leahy occupies the U.S. Senate seat once held by George Aiken and, a century before Aiken, by Justin Morrill. Aiken and Morrill are two of the most and consequential and distinguished senators to ever serve our nation. Morrill was a key source of strength and influence in the U.S. Senate for… Read More »

Gov. Scott’s primary win proves support in Vt. for gun-safety measures

By CLAI LASHER-SOMMERS Gov. Scott’s victory in the recent Republican primary shows that the vast majority of Vermonters – including those in the Republican party – are supportive of his courageous actions to pass gun safety measures. The governor’s win sends a clear message and politicians and political pundits nationwide should pay attention: Republicans can… Read More »

David Moats: All speech is not created equal

By DAVID MOATS Long before author Charles Murray caused an uproar at Middlebury College, Frederick Douglass, fugitive slave and abolitionist leader, came to Middlebury and faced a similar reception. Murray, whose books have been denounced as racist, brought national attention to Middlebury last year when students shouted him down and refused to let him speak,… Read More »

Gov. Phil Scott: Let the campaign set a good example

By GOV. PHIL SCOTT  Editor’s note: The following is a statement Gov. Phil Scott released following last week’s primary election referring to the general election campaign with Democratic nominee Christine Hallquist, who is Vermont’s first transgender candidate for governor. I would like to thank everyone for their support and their vote in the primary election.… Read More »

Remember to vote in the Aug.14 primary election

Remember to vote in the Aug.14 primary election

By JIM CONDOS Secretary of State The August 14 Vermont Primary Election is next Tuesday. While there has been some indication of lower voter turnout, I hope that as Vermonters, we can make sure that’s not the case. Voting is the foundation of our democracy. When you go to the polls on Primary Day and… Read More »

Burlington responds after wastewater spill into Lake Champlain

By CHAPIN SPENCER Lake Champlain helps make our communities a special place to live. It has been our priority to steward Burlington’s natural assets for our residents, our neighbors and future generations. We have suffered recent unfortunate infrastructure challenges at our Main Wastewater Treatment Plant – including a recent discharge of approximately 2.9 million gallons… Read More »

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