OPINION

Vermont not wavering on clean water

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Despite the Scott Administration’s commitment to restoring Vermont’s waterways and funding clean water initiatives, recent news stories have contained inaccurate information and given the false impression that we’re decelerating our efforts. This is simply not the case. The Vt. Agency of Natural Resources, and all the partners engaged in this work – including sister state agencies,…

Snowplowing policy considerations

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The policy of plowing a specific list of private roads in Colchester dates back at least 45 years. With the exception of six-and-a-half weeks in the spring of 1990, this has always been the case. Termination of this policy would effectively transfer the cost of plowing from the town to the residents for these roads.…

A false sense of security

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Vermont takes pride in being ecologically-minded, and rightfully so. We are doing many things to enhance our state’s natural environment and health including billboard-free highways, farm-to-table programs, land conservation and university programs focusing on environmental sustainability, just to name a few. Our work toward renewable energy has earned us the No. 2 ranking in the…

Message from Montpelier, Sept. 14

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The Texas House of Representatives has 150 members, one for every 183,000 Texans. They meet during odd numbered years and are limited to a 140-day session. Are Texans underrepresented? Vermont, too, has 150 members in the House, one for every 4,100 citizens. We are in session from January to May or June each year. Is…