OPINION

Senior Center: We’re on the road again!

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The weather is finally starting to warm up a little, and you know what that means: Senior trip season is upon us! When folks 50 years of age and older were surveyed a few years ago, “day trips” was the No. 1 request for senior activities. It takes planning, creativity, work and some luck to…

Messages from Montpelier: May 25, 2017

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Well, what a dilemma we are in! Thursday, May18, the House and the Senate approved the budget and the property tax yield bill. And on the 18th, the governor stated that he’ll veto them both. All so that he can have control of teachers healthcare and captures the savings, if there are any. The budget.…

The real fraud is denying voting rights

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I’ve never been known to sugarcoat things, so I’m going to be frank. Recent events are causing increasing concerns that our democracy is in peril. Let me explain. Voting is the foundation of our democracy. Since my first day as secretary of state, and before that as a state senator, I’ve worked to encourage voter…

Messages from Montpelier: May 11, 2017

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When I started thinking about writing this week’s column, I thought I would be reporting on the end of the 2017 session of the Vermont Legislature. I was wrong. As most of you know, at the end of the day last Friday, leadership of the House and Senate decided the legislature could not finish its…