OPINION

Doing right by Vermonters

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When your state representatives were sworn in January 4, each pledged faithful, honest service to the people and constitution of Vermont. In my opening remarks as Speaker of the House, I asked them to do this by evaluating and prioritizing our state’s needs to support the long-term health and wellness of our state. Given the…

Time to change culture of Montpelier

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In bizarre moments of political posturing, Democratic House Speaker Mitzi Johnson continues to downplay the opportunity to achieve up to $26 million annually in property tax savings, saying “I don’t believe that is worth the veto.” The speaker has gone on to suggest the savings could be “less than a tank of gas.” Unfortunately, the…

Climate economy is Vermont’s opportunity

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As the numbers of people who participated in the climate march recently showed, Vermonters and Americans across this country are concerned about climate change. Millions of Americans want action. And while the president and his cabinet are busy denying the science behind climate change, states, cities, businesses and individuals are tackling climate change and searching…

Thank you to all Causeway Race volunteers!

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The Colchester Parks & Recreation Department would like to extend its sincere thanks to the many volunteers that assisted with race day operations at Saturday’s 5th Annual Colchester Causeway 5K/15K Race. Despite a rainy morning, we had 393 racers from all over the U.S.  Volunteers helped with checking-in racers, providing guidance on the course, staffing…

Condos missed the mark

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I read Jim Condos’ Perspective piece in the May issue of the Sun in which he expressed worries about potential restrictions of a citizen’s right to vote and his quick dismissal of the existence of voter fraud. Unfortunately, Mr. Condos totally missed some critical concerns that voters in Vermont have about his ability to protect…

Trump’s budget a disaster for Vermont

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President Donald Trump’s budget is morally obscene and bad economic policy. It would cause devastating economic pain to tens of thousands of Vermonters making it harder for our children to get a decent education, harder for our working families to get the health care they desperately need, harder to protect our environment and harder for…