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On my first day in office, I issued an executive order defining the top goals of my Administration: Growing the economy, making Vermont more affordable, and protecting the most vulnerable. We are laser-focused on these priorities and they guide us … more
"Where have you been?!?!" (Feel free to read that in the voice of Harry Potter's Molly Weasley. If you are unsure of who that is, put down this paper and head to my house for a free educational series: Potter Viewing 101, is this your first day on … more
The current drug abuse/opioid overdose epidemic cannot be dealt with effectively by implementing solutions that have been proposed by politicians and policymakers. In this country, those types of plans usually fall short of any goal and do little to … more
How about this? Merry shut the heck up. Works for any season.Sure, there's no nice sentiment behind it; after all, we've become a nation of instantly violent, flash-point toxic 2-year-olds who want what they want when they want it. And that stems … more
We should start by understanding that I'm not a bad parent or a great gardener. It is more that over time I've improved as a gardener, but am stuck with the kind of parent I was during the years my daughter was growing up and in my care. She is now … more
In response to a recent editorial ("Policy restricts your right to know," July 21), I would like to provide your readers with accurate information regarding the Vermont State Police press policy.The Vermont State Police is fully committed to … more
Over the holiday weekend, rummaging through old file boxes in the barn, I came across a folder of my five-minute commentaries aired on WDEV radio 30 years ago. Most of them dealt with issues now long forgotten, but the final one in 1988, entitled … more
My fiancee's "Mother by Marriage" and I have something in common that is part funny, part scary. We celebrated Susan's 75th birthday at our house yesterday. My fiancee came up with the idea to get Susan's son from Santa Rosa California to fly out … more
There's a scammer out, in the neighborhood! Who you gonna call? Fraud busters! Too bad it isn't that simple.Fraud and scams are on the rise and most people too often are overwhelmed by the complexity and sophistication of what seem like endless … more
Wanda Salter is a school-based speech language pathologist who has chosen to share her skills with a remote part of the world. After a February 2016 trip to Kenya with the Brattleboro Interfaith Group, she was inspired to do more for a third world … more
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