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It would seem that over the past couple weeks the Senate has done nothing but deal with the issue of guns. While we have indeed passed some gun legislation bills, we have done other things as well. … more
Education of our young people is one of the most important obligations of our democracy. And a funding system that enables school district voters throughout the state to make thoughtful budget … more
It's truly incredible when you stop and think about it, that tiny percentages of people control the masses. Well the masses are complacent, they're comfortable, and they can't be bothered. When … more
The Month of the Young Child, celebrated across the country in April, is an opportunity for us to celebrate young children and the caregivers who lay the foundation for their future success. It's a … more
During the Legislative Session there are typically three different groups of pages that rotate in for six-week terms to the statehouse. The pages are a group of students from all backgrounds and … more
The Essex County Democratic Committee is a diverse group. We come from all walks of life. We are farmers, teachers, veterans, retirees, artists, lawyers, retail workers, clergy, municipal officials … more
For the last two weeks this column has been devoted to the challenges faced by the people who work on our working landscape - our farmers and loggers/foresters. I have been very appreciative of the … more
Expressions of compassion often occur spontaneously, in the context of everyday Brattleboro life. They blossom in ordinary encounters between people, often strangers to one another.Such moments can … more
Last weekend was the Vermont Maple Sugar open house at sugaring operations all over the state. Up on our hill, it is a big social event when our neighbors Ed and Diane welcome the public. Eds … more
Back in the early 1990s, I was a teacher at a junior high school for the arts in East Harlem, N.Y. There was an elementary school in our building as well. It was a dangerous time and place. If the … more
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