Guest editorial: Sen. Leahy castigates colleagues who would deny women health care equity

This is a debate about the Women’s Health Protection Act. Protecting women’s health. Protecting half America’s population in their right to seek the health care they require. Protecting their ability, half of America, to make decisions about their own bodies. 

Climate Matters: Honor and tend our waterways

I’ve been directing Addison County River Watch Collaborative for about 10 years, and I still feel like a beginner. I’m only starting to get to know the six rivers we monitor.

Community forum: Tech can help end two-party era

Most of us do not need to be convinced that the two party system is incapable of solving our challenges. The mutual disgust with how ineffective and corrupt this system is happens to be one of the few remaining areas of agreement between the left and righ … (read more)

Ways of Seeing: Choice makes America great

In 1948, my grandmother married my grandfather. Soon after, they had their first child. He was the first of ten.

Letter to the editor: More sense, less use of resources

Ah, spring weather, open the windows and doors, It’s 50 degrees out there.

Letter to the editor: Come together for the planet

I would like everyone who believes in whatever or whoever they may or may not believe in, whether it be Allah, Jesus, El Shaddai, Great Spirit, Shiva, a table, a rock, a potato, their Higher Power, the Sun, the Universe, whatever, an Angel, or nothing at … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Don’t overlook Arbor Day

There is much information about the beginning of Arbor Day, and if interested it is easy to look up on the internet. Arbor Day is observed here in Vermont on the first Friday of May and for this year, the date is May 6.

Letter to the editor: On Memorial Day, let’s not forget what they did for us

As Memorial Day approaches it is a time to reflect upon what we are called to remember.

Letter to the editor: Problems in schools not just the result of COVID

In a recent editorial, Angelo Lynn too simply dismisses the challenges in our schools, saying “the pandemic has upset the apple cart” and that it is “no one’s fault.”

Letter to the editor: Supreme Court balance requires additional justices

When Donald Trump was in office, he and Mitch McConnell made three lifetime appointments to the Supreme Court. McConnell went so far as to defy Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying wish — that the next president appoint her replacement — by packing the Court with … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Vigil for reproductive justice powerful, inspiring

On Wednesday we attended a Vigil for Reproductive Justice held on the town green. It was organized by pastors Andy Nagy-Benson and Elizabeth Gleich of the Congregational Church, UCC. Pastor Elizabeth led the event, and she was joined by Emily Joselson and … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Molly Gray is strong on issues

As an environmentalist, nonprofit professional and expecting mother, I feel that Molly is best qualified to get to work tackling my top policy priorities.

Faith Gong: The family that bikes together

Our family’s pandemic coping strategies have failed to follow national – or even logical – trends. We were already living in Vermont, homeschooling, gardening, and keeping chickens when COVID-19 hit, so we had many of the boxes checked already.

Guest editorial: Finally, solid research on TIFs

Tucked into H.159, a bill focused on community and economic development, is a provision that would create a pilot program for “project-based” tax increment financing opportunities.

Climate Matters: Hard lessons in healing the climate

Studying our failures is as important as celebrating our triumphs.

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