Vermonters can do themselves a favor and ask their state House representatives to sustain Gov. Scott’s veto and come back with a more modest and affordable budget proposal.
Abigail Roy: Vermont can wait no longer to embrace the science of reading
According to Education Week, as of May 9, 31 states had passed laws or implemented new policies related to science-of-reading-based instruction. Vermont is not one of those states.
Leslie Thorsen: Vermont prisons and their for-profit health care
What kind of health care can be administered in a prison where there are no X-rays, MRIs or any other modern-day assessment tools?
Eric Peterson: Winning the drug war will take a village, a state, a country
If you see something, say something. Drop a dime and call a cop. Our neighborhoods will not be free of the scourge of drugs without the participation of the entire community.
Letter to the editor: Memorial Day commentary was spot-on
We also learned that he had gotten the Bronze Star. I remember him once being annoyed at someone’s irritation that he was getting “free” benefits from the GI Bill. As he said, it wasn’t free.
Letter to the editor: Substitute teachers aren’t ‘teachers’
Many, many substitute “teachers” are not teachers any more than the fellow who’s been given a gun and badge is a cop.
Letter to the editor: Timely, important issues about spray foam
This method of making a home energy-efficient is being pushed by contractors.
Letter to the editor: There is a lot to be said about a small school
The only issue I see for present day is that tiny schools may not have the technology a larger school would have. That can be a pretty big deal in today's world.
Mark Paul: Why are we killing our ecosystem engineers?
Everyone, everywhere, should be thinking about ways to hold on to water when it rains. We need more retention ponds, more rain barrels, more catch basins that take water to a community reservoir. We have to think and behave like beavers.
Kenneth Feder: Eliminating criminal penalties for buprenorphine may ease overdose crisis
This commentary is by Kenneth A. Feder, Ph.D, an assistant scientist in the Department of Mental Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The views expressed here are his own. As part of its efforts to address Vermont’s ongoing drug overdose crisis, Vermont’s General Assembly has sent to the governor a bill (H.222) […]