Rick’s Field of Dreams

Rick’s Field of Dreams

I recently found out about a member of our community that had just lost her husband a few months ago. In his final moments she quietly asked him, “Where can I look for you and still talk to you?” In his weakened state and with a soft voice, he pointed to the night sky and… Read More »

Children should never be allowed to name pets

By Bill Schubart I’m not obsessive about pet names. I usually leave them to the kids, perhaps with a little parental guidance, like avoiding undistinguished names like Fluffy or Spot, or ambiguous names like Pussy, or aggressive names like Genghis or Trojan. So, when we drove up to Frank Bryan’s hill farm in Starksboro to… Read More »

Vermont education plan wins approval from U.S. Dept. of Education

By Tiffany Danitz Pache VTDigger.org After some back and forth with the Agency of Education, the U.S. Department of Education approved Vermont’s plan to comply with the federal law that gives states financial support for low-income schools. The state had been in a long-standing feud with the federal government over punishments tied to the same funds under… Read More »

More Vermonters need to weigh in on wildlife issues — Lark Shields

I recently attended the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules meeting in Montpelier in regard to allowing extending otter season for trappers. I really wanted to see how the process works. Protect Our Wildlife has been on the forefront of calling out the Fish and Wildlife Department for allowing trappers to put forth frivolous petitions to… Read More »

Safety Spot

By Jim Buell As the summer winds down, fall brings many changes and one of those is that school is now back in session. With that our responsibilities change and as vehicle operators we need to take an extra moment and make sure we are: Watching out for the children walking or riding bikes to… Read More »

Kindness in the waiting rooms

By Jan F. Demers “Get in the van! We are going!” She gave her friend — who had avoided doctors for years — little choice. She had listened to the other tell of pain and had seen her gait change. The result of the van trip: The doctor found a tumor in her friend’s back,… Read More »

Nature really can grow clean water

Nature really can grow clean water

Editor’s Note: This week, Gov. Phil Scott declared it Clean Water Week in Vermont. This commentary from The Nature Conservancy is in recognition of this event.   By Rose Paul I have been thinking about the power of nature with fall hurricane season almost upon us. We are all too familiar with the frightening power of… Read More »

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