It’s time to talk about aging

It’s time to talk about aging

We are all, inexorably, marching toward old age. By 2030, 72 million Americans will be age 65 or older. The good news is longevity has been improving, and people are remaining healthy and vibrant at older ages. The bad news is cultural perceptions of “old” people have not kept pace. A 2016 analysis by the… Read More »

Teachers’ health care proposal

by Rep. Mike Yantachka In the final week of the legislature, bills move at a fairly rapid pace between the House and Senate as differences are resolved and agreement is reached. Some legislation, however, deals with highly controversial issues such as marijuana legalization, paid family leave, and education issues. These bills often generate much floor… Read More »

Help for First Responders

Help for First Responders

By Rep. Mike Yantachka Vermont has seen its share of tragic automobile accidents and fatal fires over the years. Accidents like the one on I-89 in Williston caused by a wrong-way driver that killed five teens on their way home from a concert, or the recent accident on U.S. Route 7 in Charlotte that killed… Read More »

Vermont owned forever

Vermont owned forever

By Jan Demers “I have consistently doubled my income for the last three years. This year my gross is so far past my wildest expectations of what I thought I could do!” Johannes Ziegler, owner of JZ Carpentry LLC, began working with CVOEO’s Micro Business Program in 2011. He had a dream of owning his… Read More »

The word in the House…

By Rep. Bill Lippert Hinesburg State Representative Last week, on April 7, I was encouraged by several colleagues to share on the floor of the House some brief reflections on the significance of April 7 as an important legislative anniversary. What follows is a fuller reflection. After more than twenty years of personal grassroots advocacy,… Read More »

Feedback on The Citizen articles — Roger Donegan

Thanks for two informative articles in The Citizen, “Lake Iroquois Milfoil Cleanup Planned” (03-23-2017) and “Amphibians Emerge from Their Winter Homes for Spring Migrations” (03-30-2017). The latter featured a photo of a bright red Eastern Newt on the cover page. The former provided a limited introduction to the Lake Iroquois Eurasian Watermilfoil (EWM) treatment plan,… Read More »

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