Pricing carbon pollution is a positive program

By Kathryn Blume, Charlotte resident Customers of one of Vermont’s purveyors of fossil fuels might have recently received a message from their dealer asking them to oppose current efforts in the Statehouse to put a price on carbon pollution–otherwise known as a carbon pollution tax.  Despite the carbon pollution tax being supported by over 200… Read More »

Op-Ed: H.35 is a Vital Step Forward in Addressing Clean Water and Agriculture in Vermont

Op-Ed: H.35 is a Vital Step Forward in Addressing Clean Water and Agriculture in Vermont

by Chuck Ross, Secretary, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, & Markets The clean water bill currently under consideration in the Vermont House of Representatives (House Bill 35) is a vital step forward for Vermont’s efforts to address the problem of polluted storm water runoff into our lakes, ponds, rivers and streams.  This bill addresses the… Read More »

Op-Ed: Universal Recycling, an Opportunity for Vermont

Op-Ed: Universal Recycling, an Opportunity for Vermont

by Deb Markowitz, Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources As I’ve been traveling around the State talking with Vermonters about the new Universal Recycling Law, I have met many impressive individuals on the front lines of implementation.  Trevor Mance, founder of TAM Waste Management, is one example.  Trevor got his start in the solid waste… Read More »

Word in the House: Health care after single-payer

Word in the House: Health care after single-payer

By Rep. Mike Yantachka Since Governor Shumlin abandoned plans for establishing a universal health care system, popularly known as a single-payer system, the House Health Care Committee has been trying to improve the system we currently have. Vermont Health Connect continues to have operational issues with regard to processing change of circumstance filings, and the… Read More »

Letters to the Editor

Happy Birthday Zach This would’ve been our happy refrain on the 14th of this month, had our son and brother Zachary not left us two Decembers ago. In honor of Zach’s birthday, the Wells family would like to let you know that the Zachary James Wells Dedicated Fund has been established at Camp Ta-Kum-Ta in… Read More »

Op ed: Making Progress in Montpelier

Op ed: Making Progress in Montpelier

By Governor Peter Shumlin As we head into the second half of this year’s Legislation session, it’s a good time to evaluate the progress that has been made in the two months since the session began. In January, I laid out a number of priorities to keep Vermont moving forward that included cleaning up Lake… Read More »

Letters to the Editor

Morgante thanks town for continued support Thank you friends and neighbors for the opportunity to continue to serve as a member of the Hinesburg Selectboard. It is a privilege to participate in local government in a community that enthusiastically and seriously engages in the democratic process. I will continue to encourage community participation and welcome… Read More »