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Living many miles from any kind of municipal water system means having your own water source. Mine happens to be an Artesian well. This drilled well has a depth of just 40 feet, which has proven to be more than adequate on our steep side hill … more
Along with California, the New England states can drive home positive action to tackle climate change. With the Trump administration in Washington rolling back federal protections, it is more important than ever for states, communities and … more
The Legislature continues in session overtime as a major fight about fairness in our education system continues to unfold. Despite the dramatic headlines about the "assault" on employees and "stripping" collective bargaining away from school … more
WHEREAS, The patriotic values of an unfettered free market must be maintained as the core of any U.S. health system and,WHEREAS, pharmaceutical companies have been unfairly targeted by having to face public pressure for perceived unfair pricing … more
I am not a man that finds himself speechless. If I'm speaking, it's because I inherently believe what I'm saying to be true and forthright. I'm speaking because I honestly believe I have something to say, and I often have something to say. Except as … more
In 1970, we celebrated the first Earth Day. I remember it vividly as a college student at the University of Michigan. The energy of the first Earth Day, focused on the alarming rate of deterioration of our environment, helped lead to landmark … more
Afghanistan is creeping back into the news. Last month it was the obscenely named "mother of all bombs," the largest non-nuclear bomb yet used by the U.S. Which managed to kill 30 or 40 ISIS fighters. The press and pundits on both sides of the aisle … more
This past week, we were not able to adjourn the 2017 Legislative Session. The logjam of the teachers' health care issue has not cleared and the week was characterized by the "hurry up and wait" syndrome.Members of the House Agriculture and Forestry … more
I have become convinced over the past three months that this administration's goals go far beyond tax cuts for the wealthy and more money for Trump and his family.I believe that this administration and Republican Congress and Senate are set out to … more
This is a funny state of affairs. We embrace the environment in Vermont, yet make it almost impossible to have wind power. I understand what they mean about all the land that is laid bare just to put up a wind tower, but a few dozen of these things … more
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