Letters to the editor

Sirotkin endorsement I am writing to remind voters that the state primary election date is August 9. We have several excellent candidates for our State Senate with a proven track record, among them Michael Sirotkin. Michael left the private sector to take the place of his wife, the late Senator Sally Fox and he has… Read More »

Letters to the Editor

Sirotkin endorsement When I first met Michael some 10 years prior to him becoming a Senator, he was already a well-respected and trusted advocate in the Statehouse for all the right causes–the environment, consumers, and working families, to name a few. He was especially known to the labor folks that I represented as a true champion… Read More »

The readers write

Support for Michael Sirotkin I am writing in support ofSenator Michael Sirotkin’s campaign for re-election. Senator Michael Sirotkin has earned a well-deserved reputation of taking on powerful interests and fighting for the underdog. Over the course of his 30 years as an advocate for consumer groups at the state house, he has successfully spearheaded affirmative… Read More »

Letters to the Editor

Wind Ridge Books closing doors June 30 Dear readers, writers, friends, and colleagues, In these past two years, we have accomplished much that we are proud of and celebrate: We published 14 Wind Ridge Books, 3 Bard Owl Books, 20 Red Barn Books, and—last but never least—held 24 wonderful workshops at the Writers’ Barn. When… Read More »

Support of Grad Challenge

As a long-time participant in the education process (54 years as teacher­—38 of them as head of schools in the U.S. and in Europe), I was privileged to serve as a Community Panelist during the most recent Grad Challenge presentations. I was much impressed by several aspects of the exercise: 1. Having to research in depth… Read More »

Moratorium is needed on school consolidation

By Alison Anand Since education has so much power over the future of our civilization, much care needs to be taken to design a system which encourages the public good. The philosophy of Vermont’s education system is expressed in the goals of Act 46. However, the governance structure is inconsistent with its goals. Reacting to… Read More »

Sirotkin running for reelection

Dear Fellow Chittenden County Resident, I am pleased to announce I will be running for re-election to the Vermont Senate in the upcoming election. Serving as a Chittenden County Senator continues to be a true honor. After my many  years of advocacy for progressive and populist causes, I trust I  was able to successfully continue… Read More »

Hinesburg Selectboard process is unacceptable

To the Editor: With regard to negotiating a new agreement with Vermont Gas, the Hinesburg Selectboard continues a dysfunctional process that is unacceptable, especially given its fiduciary responsibility to the Hinesburg citizenry. One key example: Board members have been advised repeatedly to seek legal advice from a lawyer with specific relevant experience in dealing with… Read More »

The town that roared

Thank you to the scores of people who came to Sunday’s march and rally to halt Vermont Rail System’s proposed massive rail and trucking operation on the banks of the LaPlatte River. It was inspiring to see so many people (despite the rain) from Shelburne, Charlotte, and all over Chittenden County–so many students and so… Read More »

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