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If we want a Vermont that works for everyone in every part of the state, we need to do a better job of getting high-speed internet access to every corner of the state. It wasn't so long ago that … more
This is a subject that could easily fill a book. Our domestic dog population is changing. In Vermont we used to be able to go to the local shelter and there was a good chance we could find a gentle, … more
I love this time of year for many reasons, but perhaps my favorite thing about early summer is the farmers market. I make sure to stock up on kettle corn, sweet corn, cornhole bags, candy corn and … more
"It's a shame they had to stop the parade." This is what I heard from a nearby table in Townshend as I sat in a caf doing data entry for the Southern Vermont Dance Festival. This statement was the … more
Woodstock, Vermont played a role in my love of open cars. My Dad took me and my buddy Roger, both of us 4 years old, for a quick ride up to Woodstock in his state-issued gray Ford. As a motor vehicle … more
I recently had the privilege of participating in Brattleboro's Representative Town Meeting as one of several freshmen district reps. It's an honor to be part of the political process in such a … more
I bet I feel like a lot of Vermonters this week: extremely disappointed that I didn't get tickets to see Hadestown while I had the chance. Vermonter Ana s Mitchell's show "Hadestown: The Myth. The … more
Two months ago, I told Vermont legislators the story of how I lost my job, my life savings and my apartment after I lost access to child care. It all started in January 2017 when my child care … more
I hear the Strolling of the Heifers was stopped by some young activists to make the point that we are in a climate emergency. I'm sorry that (Stroll founder) Orly Munzing's response was to suggest … more
It is rare for legislatures and state government to take significant proactive steps on any issue. Most of the political process is reactive and that means that the problem is already festering well … more

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