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PITTSFIELD — Today, April 20, is now known as "World Weed Day," but this date also marks my 70th birthday, which I find rather sobering. To put my present age in perspective, if my life was … more
I have been racking my brain trying to write this for a while now. The problem I've been having, besides the topic being very controversial, is that my personal beliefs contradict my political … more
As I've gotten older, I've learned what it's like to lose energy. I thought I lived a relatively active lifestyle because there's always so much to do just maintaining a home. Especially in winter. … more
There is an interesting policy discussion going on right now about attracting people to Vermont to fill our jobs and stimulate entrepreneur activities. It seems one can get paid a bonus to come to … more
I had hoped that the Newfane school budget would be passed into history before writing this. Unfortunately I cannot wait any longer. The decision to move the sixth grade from the Newbrook Elementary … more
A 35-year-old South African immigrant provided a much needed wake-up call about the next U.S. presidential election last week when Trevor Noah, the host of Comedy Central's Daily Show, informed and … more
As minority leaders in the Vermont House and Senate, we once again find ourselves frustrated by legislative proposals from the majority that leave us questioning how Vermont can sustain itself. … more
Over the past 28 years as a practitioner and teacher of primary care pediatrics at UVM's Larner College of Medicine, and as a member of Vermont's Child Fatality Review Team, I have had the … more
Here's a column I haven't written in a while. It's about golf, well, sort of about golf; okay, it really only starts out as golf and ends with the same condemnation of a certain leader of a certain … more
Benjamin Franklin's axiom "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" can be applied to child development. Policymakers who developed the Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities … more

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