Posts filed under: Commentary

Here is what should happen. According to Vermont Voter Rights, if you find your name is not on the list, the town clerk or presiding officer will immediately investigate and...
Biologists claim the only life-threatening fauna in Vermont are the endangered timber rattlers making their homes in Benson. Benson wasn’t my first choice when I was looking for a home....
These reminders are not attempts to diminish the atrocity of the Orlando shootings, but rather to rouse an otherwise uninformed nation out of its complicity in an age-old act of...
In my position as election official I will carry out every part of the Charter to the best of my ability, which I have stated previously, “supporting the majority of...
In the February 25, 2016 issue of The Charlotte News, the town clerk/treasurer raised issues related to the proposed town charter and told us, “It’s important to listen to the...
I shared my path to becoming involved in Vermont politics. I was fortunate to grow up in a home where my parents and siblings regularly engaged in conversations about politics....
Charlotte is currently experiencing a shortage of volunteers willing to run for elected office or serve on the town’s various committees and commissions (see the February 25 edition of The...
At the conclusion of the budget process, CCS Director Nostrand was at pains to make it clear that I should conduct myself as a team player. Her logic was routine:...
Are solutions to climate change are a 'reasonable compromise'? See if you agree with what Ed Amidon thinks....
As a group dedicated to responsible revitalization of Charlotte’s villages, we would like to focus attention on what we believe to be an important proposed change to Charlotte’s Land Use...
...to adopt this new process it will be necessary for Charlotte to adopt a Town Charter. Why? Because the Town Meeting process for all towns without a charter is laid...
A petition to force a charter-based change in the way the Town votes its budget would be by Australian ballot and the voters who stayed home in 2012 would likely...
Many of those Vermont employees started new businesses (such as Vermont Teddy Bear, Gardeners Supply and Williamson Publishing), and Lyman was no exception. Even though he was forced out of...