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By Arlo MudgettA string of bright, sunny days here in February holds the promise of spring, yet we are about a month away from the Vernal Equinox, or the first day of spring. It will be my 46th year of holding a valid motorcycle license, so … more
Addiction is a national crisis; left untreated, the ripple affect will continue to change the fabric of our society. Only step outside your door, walk down Main Street or in the confines of your car, listen to a radio station or sit comfortably in … more
In response to a report that was broadcast on Feb. 3 by WCAX broadcast on the reported plan being considered by the Vermont Principals Association to not allow tackle football before high school. As a long-time high school and youth football coach … more
By Chloe LeareyThe fourth edition of Building Bright Futures' annual report "How are Vermont's Yong Children and Families," released in December, included two additional features — recommendations for action and regional profiles.The … more
Although I've never read a scientific paper on the value of hedges for garden plants, my personal theory is that they are beneficial, particularly in winter. They break the cold winter winds that damage flower buds on trees and shrubs in cold times … more
There were many shocking moments in the 45th president's undisciplined 77-minute press pummeling the other day.To call it a "conference" would be to erroneously imply a dialogue or discussion. Instead, Trump continued his dark, authoritarian attack … more
We have an aging workforce in Vermont and a student population that is confused by the choice to pursue a traditional college education or prepare for a career in the trades. It's a fact: businesses across the state lack trained employees to fill … more
It just might be possible that Americans have become the object of the most unique case of domestic abuse ever experienced. When we think of domestic abuse we usually have an image of one person reigning terror on one or only a few people. But in … more
I have a bit of a confession to make to all of you who follow me in my role as a school board chair: I really don't like the whole budgeting process. I said yes to being on the school board, because I cared about what our kids were being taught, and … more
Just over 50 years ago, in response to a national poverty rate of almost 20 percent, President Johnson introduced legislation known as the "War on Poverty." His goal was "not only to relieve the symptom of poverty, but to cure it and, above all, to … more
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