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Early spring is porcupine season, the best time for porcupine watching. Over the past several porcupine seasons I have spent hours at a ledge site, High Scenic, and have made the acquaintance of nine … more
United Way of Windham County recognizes that to achieve our mission of improving lives in Windham County, we must have a vibrant economy. With our history of workplace giving campaigns and close … more
Sugary drinks are stacking the deck against children and the price our kids are paying is obesity. Nearly a third of our children are overweight or obese. An alarming 14 percent of low income Vermont … more
Several weeks ago I was asked to participate in a minimum wage challenge proposed by the organization Rights and Democracy. Along with several other colleagues in the Legislature, I agreed to try to … more
Quick definition before we get started about what a meme is (for those not familiar). A meme is a cultural thing that gets passed from one person to another. In this case using social media, a … more
I have been visiting the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1989. It feels like a second home to me and I have been trying to understand what the attraction is all about.Many people … more
On March 2, nine diverse organizations reached a settlement agreement to support NorthStar's plan to decommission Vermont Yankee and restore the Vernon site for potential redevelopment within a … more
Our elected officials in Montpelier are once again looking for ways to reduce the cost of educating Vermont's children. They are considering raising a little of that revenue from our progressive … more
Twenty years ago Vermont made a firm commitment to retain local control of decisions about school spending. This carefully considered choice came in the wake of the Brigham decision in 1997, when the … more
Act 64, the Vermont Clean Water Act of 2015 is based on the tenet of "All In." Nice catchy phrase but what does it mean to you and everybody else?Our All In mantra depicts the notion that everyone … more
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