Opinion

To the Editor,
On behalf of the Historical Society of Wilmington, I would like to thank the many volunteers who stepped up to help with Old Home Week registration this past weekend.
The society would not have been able to cover all the hours without your help and I hope you found...
To the Editor,
We would like to offer our thanks to all the members of the Old Home Week committee and to everyone else who helped make the 2021 Old Home Week celebration so enjoyable.  The list of events and activities included an impressive array of options for all ages and for locals...
To the Editor,
The Legislature has had a report in hand since 2019 that documents conclusively that Vermont is not fairly funding the most impoverished and struggling districts. A failure to act on this going forward will be completely unacceptable. It will allow harm to exist in our...
To the Editor,
As acting United States attorney for Vermont, I have spent the last few months visiting local, state, and federal law enforcement partners throughout our state, as well as many of my prosecutorial colleagues in the state’s Attorneys offices. At these meetings, I sought...
To the Editor,
I am writing to clarify the impressions left by the recent article regarding the A1 reclassification of Lake Raponda and the assumptions made by the town of Wilmington selectboard in their reaction to the Lake Raponda Association’s explanation of the program at the Tuesday,...
The inequitable formulas used for the distribution of school funds in the state of Vermont is something we’ve reported on numerous times over the past few years.  The formulas go back years in Vermont, but until recently there wasn’t enough of an outcry based on real evidence to change them.  ...
Aging in Place By Claudette Hollenbeck It has been my observation that just about everyone in Vermont is grouchy by the time spring comes around. Winter has hung around too long by that time and this year combined with the pandemic crush, irritability is...
VERMONT- Vermont is taking a step toward a statutory code of ethics.  Public input is needed.
Does meaningful government ethics oversight in Vermont require an ethics code in statute? The answer is most definitely yes.   
Two bills introduced this last session asked the ethics...
Now it is not just the oldsters “Aging in Place,” it is the whole darned world. Who would have thought such a thing could or would happen? When the Aging in Place initiative got off the ground in the first place, I think it must have been at least five years ago, it was because of newcomers to...
This Town Meeting, March 3, Wilmington voters will be asked to appropriate $221,000 toward the next phase of the public safety building project.  This project was initiated when $39,000 was approved (December 2019) from the 1% fund for a feasibility study, in concert with the re-convening of the...

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