The word in the House…

The word  in the House…

My vote for governor The following statement was released on Wednesday, Jan. 7 as the legislative session began. On Thursday, Governor Peter Shumlin was elected back into office with 110 votes to Scott Milne’s 69. Dan Feliciano received none of the votes. The start of the 2015 session of the Vermont Legislature began Wednesday, Jan.… Read More »

Letters to the Editor

Fitzgerald offers thanks to community On Monday, Dec. 22 at 3pm the 2014 Dee PT Great Diaper Drive in support of COTS Kids came to an end. I am proud to say I have collected more than 43,000 diaper with the help and support of so many amazing people!!!! Thank you for your support and… Read More »

Letters to the Editor

Bright Light’s Project gets green light An activism project for the Champlain Valley Union (CVU) High School class Money, Energy and Power titled “Bright Light’s Project” is aimed at benefiting the Hinesburg community. The traffic light at the intersection of CVU Road/Shelburne Falls Road and Route 116 has been identified as a system that can… Read More »

Letter to the Editor

Youth Catalytics thanks donors On May 1 The Citizen printed a nice article highlighting the work of Youth Catalytics and our fund-raising shoe drive. Over the course of spring through fall of 2014 many organizations generously worked with Youth Catalytics to collect and donate over 3,000 pairs of shoes! We could never have done this… Read More »

Partnership is key to ongoing effort to mitigate agricultural impacts on Lake Champlain

By Chuck Ross, Secretary Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets With the recent series of meetings by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the Lake Champlain Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) there has been much discussion about the agricultural water quality efforts ongoing in the State. As the Secretary of Agriculture, I am responsible for… Read More »

Letter to the Editor

Awaiting Selectboard response on fluoride in water supply On Oct. 20 I hand-delivered the following letter to each member of the Hinesburg Selectboard at their monthly meeting. To date, I have not received a reply, nor did any of the members present voice any opinion concerning my letter, the substance of which follows. The chemical fluoride… Read More »

Letters to the Editor

Support Let’s Grow Kids I am writing in support of the Let’s Grow Kids campaign which aims to raise public awareness of the importance of quality early childhood experiences for all Vermont kids. In my work, I see how important it is for families to be connected through social and educational opportunities. Families who feel… Read More »

Letters to the Editor

Charlotte, Hinesburg residents deserve thanks Thank you for your support of my reelection to the Vermont Senate. Your confidence in my work to represent you is greatly appreciated. Critical challenges face us during the coming legislative session. These include cost of living related to health care, education, good jobs, and energy. I will continue to… Read More »

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to community for re-election I am thankful to the voters of Charlotte and Hinesburg for your support of my re-election as your State Representative. After knocking on hundreds of doors, I have had many good discussions on a lot of issues. It was valuable to hear what is on voters’ minds, and I welcome your… Read More »

Letters to the Editor

In support of Sirotkin Michael Sirotkin is running for re-election to the Vermont State Senate. Michael is the husband of the late Sally Fox and accepted the appointment to her seat after her untimely death last year. Michael is committed to helping Vermonters. As a lawyer and a lobbyist, he spent much of his career… Read More »