Community forum: Careful logging actually a boon

As one of the owners of a lumber mill in Bristol, I certainly have an interest in the harvest and the overall principles at stake. I also have a daughter, for whom I care deeply, and wish for her future a livable world.

Community forum: Affordable Heat Act: How it works

As a physics teacher, I used to give an assignment that asked students to do an informal energy assessment of their own homes using resources from Efficiency Vermont.

Community forum: Green energy a winning strategy

It’s 2023 and the question is no longer “is climate change here” but “what is Vermont going to do to stop it?”

Community forum: Veterans deserve respect, support

The service of America’s veterans never truly ends. Even when they hang up their military uniforms for the last time, many still choose to protect us.

Community forum: Equity demands that we defeat the merger

If we are serious about equity — providing all children what they need to develop to their full academic potential — we need to defeat the proposed merger on Nov. 8.

Community forum: Cold War kept nations in check

The world today would almost certainly be far better off if it were playing by the rules that governed the Cold War.

Community Forum: Silver Lake hut scope clarified

I want to share some facts about the proposed Silver Lake Hut in Leicester.

Community forum: Why I became a cop

Within the framework of policing, I’m daily presented with opportunities to exercise compassion.

Community forum: Election fraud lie is still dividing us

We see it every day on social media, where a lie can be shared and spread rapidly, reaching thousands if not millions of people sometimes in a matter of minutes.

Community forum: New spot needed for local airport

If an expanded airport is determined to be a necessary resource for Addison County, then a new, more appropriate site should be established for the facility. 

Community forum: Affordable housing ideas

Despite recent efforts, in our state and nationally, to reduce the housing affordability crunch, it is quite likely we will be in the same discouraging housing situation 20 years from now as we are today unless we make substantial changes to the way we do … (read more)

Community forum: Decisions loom for MAUSD voters

As a result of steadily declining enrollment and increasing costs, we have reached a tipping point where it is becoming unsustainable to operate our schools as we do now.

Community forum: Making Middlebury affordable

To say that we are living in unpredictable and challenging times is an understatement. However, as chair of your Middlebury selectboard, I am pleased to report that our community is clear on our goals going forward.

Watch for warning signs in elderly drivers

Having a discussion with an elderly parent about whether they should still be driving may be the hardest thing you’ll ever have to do.

Community Forum: VLCT report was deeply flawed

Imagine how you’d react if someone told you a state economic development program created 815 new jobs in Montpelier and Bennington in just a few short years. Sounds good, right?