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Veterans Day, eh? I should be honored to take part in it, but, frankly, the Navy and I parted company on Treasure Island, California, in late summer of 1968 and...
I admit that I watched all the sessions of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s Vietnam history. A young adult of the 1960s, I was there during the war and played...
Representative Mike Yantachka I was disappointed to read about the Public Utility Commission’s denial of a Certificate of Public Good (CPG) for the proposed solar array off Route 7 near...
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Megan Manley, Trails of Resilience founder We hiked Mt. Philo on June 11 in memory of Chris Desjardin of Colchester. About 35 of his friends and family attended. We took photos...
Peter Demick, Charlotte I like Trails. Calm reflective strolls listening to birds in the trees. What I don’t like are bad trails shoved down our throat. Recently the Trails Committee received...
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 the...
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,...
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...
Catherine Bock | Contributor The next morning we helped install a floor in a tent housing a group of Northwest Indians who offered us oranges and venison jerky in appreciation....
Catherine Bock | Contributor I am in the noisy, crowded, over-heated tent known as grandma’s kitchen having finished the delicious buffalo stew served to me because, as an elder, I...