Posts filed under: Voices

My father was born the eighth child in a family of 10 children that subsisted from week to week on a coal miner’s solitary income. He would climb 200 feet...
As volunteer members of the Town’s Zoning Board of adjustment (ZBA), we want to thank everyone involved in recent dialogue around challenges with the Town’s zoning process....
Letters to the Editor from David Adsit, Rep. Mike Yantachka, and Thomas I. Chittenden , ...
Two articles in New York Times issues near the end of last month caught my eye. One happened to be in the sports section; the other was a column by...
The Charlotte News Publisher, Claudia Marshall, speaks with the Charlotte, Shelburne, Hinseburg Rotary members on October 27....
Twenty years ago, I was 41 years old. My experience as a professional waterfowl guide was at its zenith. I had wealthy clients from big cities and fancy gun clubs...
As someone who loves forests, one of the hardest and strangest parts of my job is to figure out how to cut trees in a way that supports the healthy...
There’s no moon. I sit in my car on the side of a back-country road, lights off, hazards clicking in the blackness, hoping someone doesn’t call the police. I care...
I have memories of two types of rituals for this holiday. The first revolves around football; the second revolves around food. In this issue of The News I’ll tell you...
It will not be news to you that we’re living through a bellicose period in our nation’s history.  In a normal time, this would make for an especially volatile campaign...
It is dusk on a glorious October evening. I am sitting quietly in my tree stand 15 feet above a well-worn deer trail. When I was younger, I would breathe...
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...