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As kids playing in the canyons near home, we would hide whenever we saw big kids walking through. Then a day came when I recognized the big kids were my friends from school and realized I wasn't a … more
I sometimes wonder if I'm part squirrel. No, I don't bury acorns for winter, but I do love putting up food for winter, especially potatoes. They're the ultimate "comfort food" as far as I am … more
I was in high school when the Columbine tragedy took place. It rocked my world. School was a place where I had felt safe, nurtured and engaged, even as someone who had been teased quite a bit for … more
Last week's confirmation hearings for this country's newest right-wing justice of the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, brought the reality show business to new heights of absurdity. Some degree of … more
Readers: The following is excerpted from the transcript of a speech Gov. Phil Scott gave on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Vergennes Union High School, as provided by his communications office. I appreciate … more
I stand to honor the promise the flag represents. You kneel because that promise has been broken.I stand to affirm my belief that all are created equal, and to fight alongside you for that … more
'Medicare for All' (M4A), the single-payer legislation introduced by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, has become the rallying cry for hard-left Democrats eager to submerge Republican controlled … more
There have been recent newspaper accounts of copious amounts of dead gray squirrels seen on the roads in recent days. I believe the concern began in southern New Hampshire. Some reporter queried a … more
I've been reading about the "Vicious Act" of 1892. That's the law Vermont legislators passed a century ago mandating consolidation of all school districts within a town to a single district. The law … more
Everyone seems to go wild for sugar maples trees in the fall because, here in New England, their leaves turn wonderful colors — yellow, orange and, best of all, red. But some trees and shrubs … more
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