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There have been some very good ideas, and some very bad ideas, over the years about changing the state's education funding system.One of the best ideas came more than a hundred years ago, when Gov. … more
Back in the early 1990s, I was a teacher at a junior high school for the arts in East Harlem, N.Y. There was an elementary school in our building as well. It was a dangerous time and place. If the … more
Last weekend was the Vermont Maple Sugar open house at sugaring operations all over the state. Up on our hill, it is a big social event when our neighbors Ed and Diane welcome the public. Eds … more
It would seem that over the past couple weeks the Senate has done nothing but deal with the issue of guns. While we have indeed passed some gun legislation bills, we have done other things as well. … more
Expressions of compassion often occur spontaneously, in the context of everyday Brattleboro life. They blossom in ordinary encounters between people, often strangers to one another.Such moments can … more
We probably shouldn't hold our breath but we can hope that we have seen the last of the snow for awhile. We had a lot of weird storms this year that required commitment and patience on the part of … more
When I was a child, I was taught about women's suffrage and women working for the ability to do the same things as men. I was told that things (by themselves it seemed) were gradually getting better. … more
The day after H. 333 - the gender-free bathroom bill — passed on the floor of the Senate on a unanimous vote, I received a short, snarky email in my legislative inbox from a Vermonter outside … more
Gov. Phil Scott recently penned a letter to legislators listing legislation he intends to veto. The veto list shouldn't be viewed in terms of which Montpelier politicians will "win," but rather how … more
Don't get me wrong, I would love to see him go up in flames by the hands of a porn star who he had an affair with while his wife just gave birth to his youngest son. But I fear, it's not going to … more
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