OPINION

Condon thanks voters

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I would like to thank everyone in Colchester for voting in last Tuesday’s elections and thank the residents of Chittenden District 9-1 for sending me back to Montpelier. I look forward to working with a new administration to better control spending and taxes and to do a better job of boosting our economy. While I’ll…

Is Vermont so different from Trump’s America?

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In last Tuesday’s general election, Vermont was the first state to be called for either of the presidential candidates, and, as expected, we went heavily for Hillary Clinton. Of all “blue” states, Vermont is the bluest. But when the nation goes through an election as divisive and as epochal as the one we’ve just experienced,…

Agriculture: Critical to our communities

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Agriculture is critical to our communities, our economy, our landscape and our way of life here in Vermont. As Vermonters, we have grown accustomed to a vital and robust agricultural lifestyle. But when I leave our state in my travels as Secretary of Vermont’s Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, I am always reminded that…

Educating for lifelong health

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Vermont and the whole nation are in the midst of one of the worst epidemics in U.S. history that has had dire consequences for nearly all aspects of living, most notably, and too often tragically, with the youth of Vermont. The rapidly declining health of our children is associated with our exploding opiate addiction, leads…

Community center will restore Bayside Park

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I believe we are all in agreement affordability in Vermont is a devil plaguing all taxpayers. However, the municipal tax rate in Colchester is lower than five years ago. Philosophically, I admit, I opposed the local option tax, but I cannot disagree that in practicality, the LOT has performed precisely as promised. The application of…

Thank you for supporting food shelf

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Thank you to all who regularly support the Colchester Food Shelf with financial or food donations. We appreciate the fresh produce from Sam Mazza’s Farmstand and from individual gardeners who shared their vegetables with our clients. Thank you to all the local churches and their parishioners that regularly bring in donations. As we approach the…