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Every day I am honored to call rural Vermont my home. Our rugged mountains and vast forests are home to some 600,000 hardy Vermonters. Politically we are the most leftist state in the nation. All of … more
The house has gone from noisy to quiet. Perhaps it's more correct to say it's changed from "too noisy" to "too quiet."The winter break seemed longer this year, but not because of the high school. It … more
I live in Israel for most of the year but travel to my other home here in Brattleboro during the summers and occasionally during my winter breaks (I teach at the American International School) in … more
A "for profit" or "private" prison, as evident in the name is designed to make a profit. What are they profiting on? People. They are profiting on the buying and selling of human beings. They have … more
The United States currently faces an unprecedented opioid overdose epidemic. In 2016, 42,249 deaths were linked to opioids nationally. Overdose deaths were five times higher in 2016 than in 1999, and … more
The Spousal Maintenance Task Force has submitted its report to the Legislature, and there is still much work needed to be done to bring comprehensive reform to Vermont. The Task Force public hearing … more
Full Disclosure: I grew up in Berkeley, California, in "the sixties" This meant that I was raised with the view that all the troubles in the world were based on "the system." Questions rose about … more
This past week at the State House, we had several agriculturally-related events. Two were cannabis-related and one was the annual report and presentation on the Farm to Plate (F2P) Initiative. For … more
For the second year in a row, the Vermont legislature is building the budgets and laws to deliver the strongest, best-funded water quality program in the state's history. This increased level of work … more
We are five days into 2018 — how are your New Year's resolutions looking? Every year, millions of Americans make resolutions, but only 8 percent will actually follow through. Here are a few … more
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