Posts filed under: Voices

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...
LETTER: The mouse that roared At the end of the March 7 Town Meeting, Charlotte voters adopted my proposal to call on the U.S. Congress to investigate whether sufficient grounds...
Alice D. Outwater, Ph.D. | Contributor We are all born into history and influenced by those we meet. I recently saw the movie Jackie and was surprised at the memories...
Jim Hyde | Contributor Americans got a reprieve last week when the president decided to pull the American Health Care Act (AHCA) from consideration in the House. It was a...
Edd Merritt | Contributing Editor Mother, should I run for president? Mother, should I trust the government? Mother, will they put me in the firing line? Mother, is it just...
Editor’s note: This column features a different guest writer each month who writes about comical musings, quirky happenings and other essential elements of getting through this thing called life. Care...
Letter submitted by Lydia Clemmons, Charlotte Greetings from Ethiopia. I headed out here on Town Meeting Day for my usual quarterly work visit. The weekend after I arrived, 65 people,...
By Rep. Mike Yantachka The Doyle Poll, created and still conducted by former Senator Bill Doyle, has been a tradition of Town Meetings in Vermont for decades. Only 109 Charlotte...
Katie Spencer, D.P.T. | Contributor At some point in our lives, a majority of us are likely to experience neck and back pain, including chronic muscle strains, persistent spinal malalignment,...
Ireland, Ireland Together standing tall Shoulder to shoulder We’ll answer Ireland’s call . . . Ireland’s Call, written by Phil Coulter Only Jim Lowe knew the secret behind the green...
Alice D. Outwater, Ph.D. | Contributor  Few things chase people away faster than anger and complaining—first cousins to bitching and moaning. Can you imagine a more toxic combination? A sure...
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Re-elect Fritz Tegatz I am writing to support Fritz Tegatz’s re-election to the Selectboard. Fritz brings valuable experience to the board. As an engineer he is very knowledgeable about construction,...
By Emilie Krasnow Every year on Town Meeting Day, I am filled with memories from my childhood. Charlotte Central School was closed, but we woke up early in my house...
By Beth Phillips We carried our sign, “Vermont Women on the Right Side of History.” The Fox News reporter spotted us leaving the Capitol Mall, walking towards Central Station metro,...
Rep. Mike Yantachka Our three branches of government, Executive, Legislative and Judicial, form an effective system of checks and balances. The executive branch administers and enforces laws passed by the...
By Andrea Haulenbeek I would like to thank Lydia Horsford Radimer (a high school friend and distant cousin) for giving me The Charlotte News’ wonderful story of the Elijah Alexander...