Students: Send us your letters

A week ago, our country once again watched a horrific tragedy play out in a school — students murdered in a place they expect to be safe. In the days since the deaths of 17 students and teachers in Parkland, Fla., teenagers who dodged bullets have taken center stage in the public debate about guns.… Read More »

Are we powerless against gun violence?

Op-Ed By Kelly Hedglin Bowen As Marjory Stoneman Douglas High was terrorized, I attended my fourth-grader’s chorus concert. 150 students and parents tucked into the auditorium at the same moment 3,000 Parkland students sheltered in place or ran for their lives or were shot to death. I live in a rural community. It-will-never-happen-here, we force… Read More »

Update from the Vermont Senate

Update from the Vermont Senate

I’d like to briefly update readers on three important bills before the Senate. First, the Senate will be debating an increase to the minimum wage later this week. A Senate committee has recommended an increase of $4.50 over a six-year period. This is a more aggressive schedule than current law, which raises the wage by… Read More »

Vermont could find prosperity in the climate economy

A fascinating conversation has been taking place in Vermont over the last several years — a conversation about whether “environmentalism” and “entrepreneurialism” can exist together. It is a conversation driven, in part, by the anticipated effects of climate change, and the challenge to do something about it. Of course, in Vermont the economy and the… Read More »

Unplug, fall in love with nature or more

Unplug, fall in love with nature or more

By Kayla Collier Most people today have a hard time putting down their devices so they can listen to nature and enjoy the fresh air. However, at Mount Norris Scout Reservation, kids can appreciate a weeklong summer camp experience without their cellphones or iPads, and staff members enjoy a six-week hiatus from the real world.… Read More »

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