McClaughry: Climate change debatable

By JOHN MCCLAUGHRY Last month, the U.S. government’s Global Climate Research Program delivered a congressionally mandated National Climate Assessment report. “Grim” is too weak an adjective for the terrors that the report describes. Here’s an attempt to summarize the document: The earth is steadily getting hotter. “Human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse gases, are the… Read More »

Sandra Levine: Picking up the pace on climate action

By SANDRA LEVINE Climate change is the biggest environmental and public health challenge of our generation. And fighting it just got tougher. Since 1990, climate-damaging emissions have increased 16 percent in Vermont. On top of that, the most recent report by more than 90 of the top climate scientists from 40 countries shows that the… Read More »

Develop Lot 1 ahead of Lot 15

To the Editor: Recently in The Citizen there was an article about the meeting Responsible Growth Hinesburg held at Carpenter Carse about Lot 15. In it, the author states, “The citizen group wants to persuade town officials that a majority of townspeople want a space in the village for gatherings and recreation.” Wayne Maceyka, a… Read More »

Support for Hannaford supermarket

To the Editor: I would like to add my voice in support of Dawn Francis’ recent post to the Front Porch Forum opposing the idea of future public facilities for Lot 15. I believe everything Dawn wrote. As a 25-plus year resident of Hinesburg, I want to see Hannaford build on Lot 15. Although I… Read More »

Working with applicant could mean public use and grocery store

To the Editor: As Hinesburg contemplates acquiring Lot 15 in Commerce Park by eminent domain for public facilities, as well as whether the commercial development potential should be restricted by the Official Map, I recommend that we: • Prioritize our limited resources • Enable the highest and best use on Lot 15 • Accept Hannaford’s proposal for… Read More »

Family remembers Norman Marcotte

By the Marcotte Family More than 67 years ago, Norman Marcotte of Charlotte married Rita Poirier of Winooski on August 25, 1951. Together they shared decades of laughter, love and devotion as they both became inspirations to many. Their marriage was built on love, trust and solidarity. Family and friends were heartbroken when Rita passed… Read More »

Editorial: Young journalists – again – school the adults

Editorial: Young journalists – again – school the adults

Editor’s note: The following is an editorial published by the Valley News newspaper in West Lebanon, N.H., on Dec. 7. It is profoundly discouraging to witness adults failing in their obligations to the young people in their charge. Examples abound, from the thoughtless to the tawdry to the traumatic, and in each case they represent… Read More »

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Over 120 years ago, an eight-year-old girl named Virginia wrote a letter to the New York Sun newspaper asking if Santa Claus exists. Today, the editorial written in response is one of the most reprinted in the history on American journalism. We take this opportunity to share this iconic editorial with our readers here at… Read More »