August 20th, 2019

Monthly Archives: May 2017

Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss I was all set to write a column about drugs and as I was all set to begin, a friend, Jennifer, sat down and asked me a question about soap! I took my fingers off the keys and the two of us began discussing soap and how much we both love lilacs and how we both love scented soap. And perfume, too. Which brought us to how much we both li...

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Come Join the Trash Tramps!

Editor, You’re cordially invited to join a group of friendly volunteers who pick up litter in Montpelier on a weekly basis throughout the year. The Trash Tramps have fun every Tuesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. while sprucing up the capitol city. Our motto is: “This work is beneath us.” Shortly before 2:00 p.m., we gather at the Rec Department/Senior C...

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Affordable Housing Bond

Editor, Two weeks ago I testified at the State House to ask the legislature to support the Governor’s proposed $35 million bond for affordable housing. Last week Vermont mayors and other advocates of the bond gathered at the State House for a press conference. In supporting this bond, my organization and our partners can build great new affordable...

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Guest Opinion: NorthStar Has Detailed Plan to Decommission Vermont Yankee on Time, Under Budget

By Guy Page Vermont’s regulatory system works best when it expertly and promptly considers a project’s economic benefits and environmental impacts. I have confidence the Vermont Public Service Board will act in this fine tradition in Docket 8880, NorthStar’s proposed decommissioning of Vermont Yankee. In this spirit, I am concerned by two significa...

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Senate Perspectives: School Daze

By Joe Benning State Senator, Caledonia District As Vermonters slowly adjust to the school governance models dictated by Act 46, it was inevitable that some are dazed and frustrated by the idea of forced change to the familiar. We Vermonters, after all, are naturally suspicious of activity under the Golden Dome. But my daily walk reminds me that ed...

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