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"SUICIDE." I intentionally write it in capital letters, and place it in quotes, because so many of us find the word extremely difficult to see and to say. And yet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified suicide as an epidemic … more
The lazy days of summer are behind us, and it's back-to-school time.After a long summer break, setting our kids up for a successful school day can be quite a production. Just like any production, it is important to set the stage in order to achieve … more
Together, we Americans are at a significant crossroads. Which way we turn determines whether we can be taken at our word.This place is not one crowded with celebrities and opportunities for fame. It is just ordinary Americans, and them, Dreamer … more
Like most of you, we at Vermont Emergency Management have been watching events unfold in Texas following Hurricane Harvey. As we watch, most of us are no doubt reminded of our own historic disaster: Tropical Storm Irene. We've seen many stories from … more
Love him or hate him, Peter Diamondstone left an indelible mark on the political landscape of Vermont during his life in the Green Mountain State. His death last week marks the passing of an era in Vermont politics, but his legacy will live on.I … more
I say anything, to anyone at any time, with total disregard for the human race. I poke sleeping bears, beat dead horses, tug on Superman's cape, spit into the wind, pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger and I even mess around with Kim (Jung … more
Back-to-school time is always filled with activity and promise, and it inspires our youth outreach program as well.As many parents, teachers, and school administrators already know, the Women's Freedom Center's mission to end domestic and sexual … more
President Donald Trump has insisted for months that "Obamacare is already dead."His administration matched its harsh words with damaging action on Thursday — slashing millions of dollars from the government's budget to promote the health law's … more
In February, I brought readers of this column to one of my favorite places at one of my favorite times, a remote beaver pond on a starlit winter's night. On the night in question, I was delivering supplemental food to a young beaver via a pipe I had … more
We place a genuine personal value on clean water but that has not easily computed to a dollar value and that is unfortunate because in the wider world economic values drive decisions about our waters more so than do personal values. In our recent … more
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