Posts filed under: Voices

There were a couple of obituaries recently that took me back to my days in New York. Writer Pete Hamill and baseball pitcher Tom Seaver both died in August....
There has been considerable recent discussion about why Vermont’s response rate to the 2020 census form is so low....
The act of missing people and places and friends and things is one of the many morose through lines of 2020, although the sentiment has spooled into my weird world...
Occasionally, in a hunter’s life there presents an opportunity to share the outdoor knowledge accumulated over the years with a young mind willing to learn about the natural world and...
Whether you realize it or not, the lives of Vermonters are massively enriched by forests, both aesthetically (we are the Green Mountain State, after all, and the green on the...
This story begins with my liking a group of musical programs played on Vermont Public Radio every weekend. A couple of weeks ago I had run through Joel Najman’s “My...
I am writing to encourage your support of Thomas Chittenden’s run for state senator in this month’s Democratic primary....
These are strange times for all of us, and that includes the Vermont courts. Several people have asked me recently whether the courts are open, and how they are functioning,...
Well, yes, you do think back over three-quarters of a century lifetime and remember how much of it revolved around a physical presence and how much, now that that physicality...
The local paper…the local news. How else would one know all the details of a town? Activities, politics, achievements, real estate transactions, memorials, conservation, agriculture, education and much more: each...
In 2008, Audubon Vermont and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation teamed up to create a program called “Foresters for the Birds....
Greetings from Los Angeles. Admittedly, it’s been a while—perhaps too long—although I hope you’ll forgive my absence since I last wrote. The last couple of months have felt like years...
Are you wondering what your neighbors are thinking about? So is Jim Squires, so he went around town asking people what they think; he’ll do this regularly for the paper...
I am sitting under a bright red tent at Shelburne Shipyard during the LCI Derby held over Father’s Day weekend. A very gentle breeze is blowing around the southern point...
Yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis) is a striking tree: golden, metallic bark shines among the grays and browns of other trees. The cousin of our most-identifiable tree, the white or “paper”...
I write this letter to The Charlotte News as a respectful response to the letter of the Rev. Dr. Arnold Thomas in the June 11 Charlotte News....
When I first contemplated a theme for this OutTake my mind happened to be on religion and how, despite its philosophy and otherworldly set of beliefs and beings, it was...
George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Thousands before these strong men. I’ve been at a loss for the right words. And sad. And dejected because it feels like nothing ever changes. Tired...
May 25th, 2020 was a Memorial Day. Millions of Americans look back on this day on the quintessence of protecting the global order or the continental homeland by the United...
I’m writing to add my voice to those in favor of trail investment and for a “Yes” on Article 4 in the upcoming ballot....