OPINION

Getting more young Vermonters to college

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The good news is Vermont has one of the highest high school graduation rates in the country; fully 88 percent of our kids leave high school with a diploma. All of us – parents, educators, community members and most of all, our hardworking students – should feel great pride in that accomplishment. The bad news…

Recognizing Older Americans Month

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May is recognized each year as Older Americans Month. In May, the Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living and the five Area Agencies on Aging recognize the importance of Older Americans Act programs in keeping older Vermonters healthy and at home as well as honor the older Vermonters in our communities whose hard…

Into the Woods: The logger’s importance

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Whether you own a half-acre or a 100-acre woodlot, at some point you might start thinking about cutting some trees. Maybe you’d like to harvest timber for a building project or for firewood or to encourage the maples in your sugarbush. If you have a strong back and a chainsaw, you may be able to…

Message from Montpelier: May 4

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This week, the Vermont Legislature will be in the throes of wrapping up the first year of this biennium. Important legislative issues must be resolved: marijuana legalization, paid family leave as mentioned by Rep. Condon last week, an ethics bill, racial justice legislation, mental health and drug abuse related studies, the capital bill and Rep.…