Posts filed under: Voices

  Lynn Monty | Editor in Chief Last week in the Tree Tribe story on page 7 we neglected to give Meg Berlin credit for her stunning images of that...
  Carina Cartelli, M.D. | Contributor “What caused the opioid epidemic?” This is a question I frequently get asked as a physician who works on the front lines of the...
  Alice D. Outwater Ph.D. | Contributor The year was 1951, and having just graduated from college I had gone to seek a job in Washington, D.C. Before long I...
Lynn Monty | Editor in Chief Music of all genres makes my soul sing, but I tend to get up and move with harder riffs—and not away either. I get...
Ruah Swennerfelt, Charlotte Transition Charlotte is planning to offer a “Repair Café,” co-sponsored by the Charlotte Library and Grange, in the fall. There’s a worldwide movement trying to reform our...
Richard “Bunky” Bernstein | Contributor The 12-mile hike over the Tongariro volcano on New Zealand’s North Island has been called one of the 10 best day hikes in the world....
So have all of your passionate violins Play a tune for the Tennessee kid Who is feeling, like leaving another town, now But with no place to go if he...
Mariana Du Brul, Charlotte On April 27, the Vermont House of Representatives heard testimony on a short form bill, introduced by Winooski Rep. Diana Gonzalez, that seeks to establish a...
Ruah Swennerfelt, Charlotte What a day it was in Washington, D.C., for the People’s Climate March on Saturday, April 29! An estimated 200,000 people showed up in the capital, and...
Rep. Mike Yantachka As I write this late Friday afternoon on May 12, I should be home in Charlotte. Instead, I am in a holding pattern in Montpelier. A number...
Timothy Gould | Contributor Imagine your average golfer. Is he or she lazily leaning on a golf club on the tee box? Are they slumped in a golf cart as...
Rep. Mike Yantachka By the time you read this, the Vermont Legislature will be within days of adjournment. You’ve probably heard the saying that legislating is a lot like making...
Alice D. Outwater, Ph.D | Contributor This was my year following college and I was in Washington, D.C., searching for my first job. In an unusuaI arrangement I was renting...
Edd Merritt | Contributing Editor I was hanging out the other day, waiting for my wife to return from work at the Senior Center, so I turned to Spotify and...
Jim Hyde | Contributor Lost in all of the attention being paid to the demonization of climate science by the Trump administration is the fact that all the sciences are...
Ruah Swennerfelt, Charlotte In 2016 Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. continued to lay a controversial 41-mile natural gas pipeline through Chittenden and Addison counties as citizen opponents filed an appeal in...
Jeff Albertson | Contributor With the change of seasons and the excited pursuit of new activities that accompanies it, our sports rehabilitation clinic will see a rush of seasonal injuries...
Lynn Monty | Editor in Chief Yet another bout of snow threatens to reinforce the white layer of compact precipitation in my backyard as I write this. The ground beneath...
Rep. Mike Yantachka Any controversial issue under consideration by the Legislature will generate a lot of emails and phone calls, both pro and con, from constituents and advocates. Marijuana legalization...
Clark Hinsdale, Charlotte Among my most treasured keepsakes are my letters from Shirley Marshall. Like any good survivor of the Great Depression, she used every bit of space on the...