OPINION

It’s time to change the culture of Montpelier

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In bizarre moments of political posturing, Democratic House Speaker Mitzi Johnson continues to downplay the opportunity to achieve up to $26 million annually in property tax savings, saying “I don’t believe that is worth the veto.” The speaker has gone on to suggest the savings could be “less than a tank of gas.” Unfortunately, the…

Doing right by Vermonters

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When your state representatives were sworn in January 4, each pledged faithful, honest service to the people and constitution of Vermont. In my opening remarks as Speaker of the House, I asked them to do this by evaluating and prioritizing our state’s needs to support the long-term health and wellness of our state. Given the…

Letter to the editor: June 22

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Thanks for help with Indian Brook cleanup On April 24 of this year, the Essex Conservation Committee held its 2nd Annual Invasives Clean-Up Day at Indian Brook Park. After a week of non-stop rain, it turned out to be a beautiful sunny day at the reservoir. This event was quite successful, attracting approximately 45 volunteers…

Trump’s budget a disaster for Vt.

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President Donald Trump’s budget is morally obscene and bad economic policy. It would cause devastating economic pain to tens of thousands of Vermonters making it harder for our children to get a decent education, harder for our working families to get the health care they desperately need, harder to protect our environment and harder for…

Letter to the Editor: June 8

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Seeking former students The Underhill Historical Society is looking for people who attended the District 5 Schoolhouse in Underhill Center before it burned in 1951. Please contact Jean Archibald at 899-5219 or jeanarchibald8@gmail.com or Judy Boardman at 899-2260 to get information about a Sept. 10 reunion at the schoolhouse. Jean Archibald Underhill