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Whether you know them for their delicious berries or as a painful obstacle in the woods, everyone probably has some relationship to raspberries and blackberries. These incredible plants are often referred to by foresters and ecologists collectively as Rubus, which is the genus they belong to.

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We stare at our children and envy their lightness of being, like snowflakes swept before the hard edge of winter’s breath. They are spared the cares that shadow their parents lives. Their Christmas orbits are drawn with the truest of lines; you are their center, and they yours.

I am appalled that Governor Phil Scott would even consider directing schools to ask children if they joined other households for Thanksgiving. Governor Scott is not asking parents, he is asking children to incriminate their families. He is placing the burden of the parents’ decision on the c…

I often talk about encouraging “diversity” in our forests. The reaction of most people is that they want their forest to be diverse, but they might not know what that actually means or why it’s important.

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This commentary is by Don Turner, a former Republican state representative from Milton, former House minority leader, current Milton town manager and longtime member of the Milton Fire and Rescue departments. He was a candidate for lieutenant governor in 2018.

The members of American Legion Auxiliary Unit #91 Colchester, VT would like to express our sincere appreciation for the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces.

I’m a graduate student at ACPHS in Colchester. In a little over 18 months, I’ll be looking for a permanent job. Over the last few years, I have grown to love Vermont and it’s my goal to stay here. But will I be able to?

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As someone who loves forests, one of the hardest and strangest parts of my job is to figure out how to cut trees in a way that supports the healthy growth and development of these complex ecosystems.

Please help me in supporting Jon Lynch for State Representative. He has many great ideas for the State of Vermont! See his plan for a brighter future by visiting his web site: https://lynch2020.com

In an unprecedented year, perhaps it’s only natural that we have an unprecedented election—the first in our lifetimes to occur during a global pandemic, and one in which an astounding number of votes will be cast after being mailed to voters. While many of us are used to staying up late to l…

I am writing this letter to the Editor of the Colchester Sun in support of the candidacy of Jon Lynch for State Representative, District 9-2, Colchester, VT. I see many of the same characteristics in Jon as we oftentimes see with our longtime friends.

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I worked as an Advanced Practice Certified Nurse Midwife, and healthcare practitioner for over 40 years, until I retired 3 years ago, and moved to Colchester VT, District 9-2.

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Please join me in supporting Jon Lynch for a seat in the Vermont House of Reps. He is a fiscal conservative with common-sense proposals --short of raising taxes-- to help us bridge the financial gaps caused by Covid.

From personal experience, Molly Gray’s claims that Scott Milne inherited his family business are 100% false.

Commentary by Gov. Madeleine Kunin, Jen Kimmich (co-founder and CEO of the Alchemist Brewery), Deborah Markowitz (former Vermont Secretary of State and Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources), Melinda Moulton (CEO, Main Street Landing), Mary Powell (former CEO, Green Mountain Power), a…

As I begin, in hopes that I don’t leave out anyone, I would like to start with a thank you to all our donors who fall into many categories: nonperishable groceries, fresh produce and financial donations. Just over the last quarter, you have donated 8162 pounds of groceries and produce. Finan…

I am writing today out of real concern that the validity of our Vermont November General Election has been placed at risk and that the results may not represent the people of Vermont. The decision by the State Legislature to send out ballots to every name on every voter list has placed thous…

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Many of us have had the experience of walking through the woods, when suddenly the raucous sounds and green-tinted light of a deciduous forest becomes dark and quiet. If this has happened to you, you have already had the unique experience of entering a hemlock forest.

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This commentary is by Don Turner, a former Republican state representative from Milton, former House minority leader, current Milton town manager and longtime member of the Milton Fire and Rescue departments. He was a candidate for lieutenant governor in 2018.

Whether you realize it or not, the lives of Vermonters are massively enriched by forests, both aesthetically (we are the Green Mountain State, after all, and the “green” on the mountains are forests), economically and culturally (through our working landscape and our forest-based recreation …

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“Public opinion in this country is everything.” - Lincoln

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University of Vermont students on Tuesday began their measured return to campus with more on their shoulders than the rigors of the classroom. They are being asked to do the right thing, to be responsible, to be safe so that their in-class learning can proceed and the university can resume a…

Burlington’s Mayor Miro Weinberger can be excused for questioning the thoroughness of the University of Vermont’s plans to guard against a Covid-19 outbreak when the school’s 12,000 students return to school this month.