Peter Burmeister: The sad state of farmers markets

As a vendor at four farmers markets, I find myself one farmer amongst a tiny minority of the sellers. The rest of the vendors are purveyors of prepared foods made with 0 percent Vermont ingredients.

Eileen Andreoli: The F-35s in Vermont – the elephant in the room

Why would Vermont’s elected officials even consider supporting an environmental pollutant that will cause property devaluation, and impose such health and safety risk as the F-35s?

Bill Schubart: A call for transparency in the EB-5 matter

Press efforts to rightfully obtain public records through FOIA requests are being met with delays and price tags designed to stonewall disclosure.

Bob Stannard: Fear the bugs

What fears me most these days is tiny critters that live in the tall grass and chill out on trees waiting to lethargically drop onto your shoulder and work their way under your skin.

Walt Amses: Sunshine daydream — or America: The Beer, etc.

“America” — the rebranded effluent of a beer produced by Budweiser — will be on the shelves until Election Day.

Sue Prent: Culture of exploitation must stop

I agree that it is unlikely that Norm McAllister woke up one day at the age of 60+ and became a serial abuser.

Namaya: As a white guy, does racism affect my life?

As a white, middle-aged man, living in a predominantly white community, racism can be a ghosted shadow drifting invisibly by.

Josh Fitzhugh: Channeling Ethan Allen

Some thoughts on what the Ethan Allen might see in Vermont today.

Amy Cooper: Setting the Record Straight on ACOs

The idea that the health policy debate over how best to control costs has somehow ended with capitated payments emerging as a clear winner is, in fact, far from true, despite Ham Davis’ repeated assertions to the contrary.

David Deen: Rewriting Vermont’s agricultural laws

Under the terms of the new Vermont law and the settlement with EPA, all sectors agriculture, forestry, towns, development and town roads are required to play their part in protecting our waters.

Karl Rábago & Sam Swanson: PSB’s last chance to get net metering rules right

After nearly two years of development, the latest version of the new rules for net metering is deeply flawed and out of step with best practices in other states.

John McClaughry: ‘Two-thirds of Vermonters want a carbon tax!’

Before we take the findings seriously, maybe we ought to inquire into exactly what question was asked by the Energy Independence Vermont pollsters.

Bill Schubart: News and democracy are not free

As newsgathering has been diluted; as delivery has migrated to the nonprofit model, we must be clear about our responsibilities.

Sandra Levine: Kicking the fossil fuel habit

Like Volkswagen, MobilExxon profited from their deceit. They knew the real risks of global warming long ago.