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I knew that I had some hearing loss 20 years ago. I also knew that it was going to progress, and I'll be damned if it hasn't. Recently I've reached a whole new level of loss. Now I will occasionally hear things incorrectly. I pick up enough pieces … more
What has happened to humanity and compassion in today's society?These are the thoughts that have dominated my mind since Saturday afternoon's incident. How do you drive around, or sit and watch, four women trying to push a boat, yes a boat, out of … more
While the recent Republican effort to overturn ObamaCare, also known as the Affordable Care Act, appears to have failed, it is unlikely that the Republican-led effort to repeal and replace ACA has seen its last day.Yet, as we watched the U.S. Senate … more
Compassion. I could fill a book: from the way drivers automatically take turns at the four-way stop signs in Brattleboro, to the many organizations around the area that provide compassionate support. Last fall a situation arose, like a Phoenix from … more
On my first day in office, I issued an executive order defining the top goals of my Administration: Growing the economy, making Vermont more affordable, and protecting the most vulnerable. We are laser-focused on these priorities and they guide us … more
"Where have you been?!?!" (Feel free to read that in the voice of Harry Potter's Molly Weasley. If you are unsure of who that is, put down this paper and head to my house for a free educational series: Potter Viewing 101, is this your first day on … more
The current drug abuse/opioid overdose epidemic cannot be dealt with effectively by implementing solutions that have been proposed by politicians and policymakers. In this country, those types of plans usually fall short of any goal and do little to … more
How about this? Merry shut the heck up. Works for any season.Sure, there's no nice sentiment behind it; after all, we've become a nation of instantly violent, flash-point toxic 2-year-olds who want what they want when they want it. And that stems … more
We should start by understanding that I'm not a bad parent or a great gardener. It is more that over time I've improved as a gardener, but am stuck with the kind of parent I was during the years my daughter was growing up and in my care. She is now … more
In response to a recent editorial ("Policy restricts your right to know," July 21), I would like to provide your readers with accurate information regarding the Vermont State Police press policy.The Vermont State Police is fully committed to … more
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