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Opinion: Historic day in Montpelier and Washington, D.C.

Opinion: Historic day in Montpelier and Washington, D.C.

By Sen. Alison Clarkson Windsor District Last Wednesday, Jan. 6, we saw a sharp contrast between legislative life in Vermont and in the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C. This contrast couldn’t have been more stark: One, unusually quiet, orderly, historic but subdued; The other noisy, chaotic and shockingly violent. One affirming and one rocking our […]

To the editor: Al and Karnie DeCell thank all for wonderful good wishes in 2020

To the editor: Al and Karnie DeCell thank all for wonderful good wishes in 2020

We wish to send a sincere thank you to our children Greg, Judy and Verlene, our extended family and our many friends, neighbors and acquaintances who helped us celebrate our two special birthdays and our anniversary during 2020. We enjoyed and appreciated the many great cards, calls, parade of tooting horns, Facebook messages and memories. […]

To the editor: Chester-Andover Family Center thanks all for Food Shelf donations

To the editor: Chester-Andover Family Center thanks all for Food Shelf donations More than 100 households fed through public, private efforts

What does it take to provide over 100 households with supplemental food during the holiday season? For the Chester-Andover Family Center Food Shelf, it takes a community effort. Throughout the pandemic, since early March and leading up to the holiday season, the Family Center has been the recipient of many donations. A week has not […]

To the editor: Local 'Nutcracker' an especially special event this year

To the editor: Local ‘Nutcracker’ an especially special event this year

I saw some good news this weekend: My wife, Ashley Hensel-Browning, directed the “The Nutcracker” for The Dance Factory, like she does every year. I saw the Arabian dancers, the Candy Canes, the Waltz of the Flowers – things we expect in December, right? But to see them come alive in Covid-19 times, against the […]

To the editor: Windsor senators thank voters for their support

To the editor: Windsor senators thank voters for their support

To the People of the Windsor County Senate District: Thank you for re-electing us as your state Senators. Your trust is an honor and a challenge to be worthy. We’re grateful to the many people who’ve worked to re-elect us, and we thank our various opponents for a civil contest in these uncivil times. We […]

Op-ed: Town Clerks are heroes of Election Day

Op-ed: Town Clerks are heroes of Election Day

By Jim Condos Vermont Secretary of State As Vermonters we should be proud. The November General Election saw Vermonters voting in record numbers, exercising our civic duty both safely and securely during circumstances that are anything but ordinary. Much of the conversation nationally is focused on the results of the election. I think it’s equally […]

To the editor: Senate candidate Stern thanks supporters

To the editor: Senate candidate Stern thanks supporters

I want to thank those of you who voted for me in my race for state Senate.  This was a difficult year to challenge incumbents, what with the Covid-19 factor making it difficult to campaign properly. Also there are now far too many people voting for people who keep pushing for a higher cost of […]

To the editor: Rep. Tom Bock thanks voters<br> for re-election

To the editor: Rep. Tom Bock thanks voters
for re-election

I would like to thank the voters of Andover, Chester, Baltimore and North Springfield for re-electing me to a third term to be your State Representative in Montpelier. A sincere thank you for all your support. Also, I am extremely grateful to my dedicated team who helped make this victory possible. A special thanks goes […]

To the editor: Chester-Andover Family Center thanks Chlebogiannises for pet food donation

To the editor: Chester-Andover Family Center thanks Chlebogiannises for pet food donation

Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in March, the Chester-Andover Family Center has continued to provide supplemental, nourishing food for Food Shelf recipients and financial assistance to families struggling to make ends meet. This has been made possible through the generous donations of our community and beyond. Katsiroubas Produce, now famously known in Chester […]

To the editor: I will be voting for Tom Bock

To the editor: I will be voting for Tom Bock

Election Day is coming soon, and I will be voting for Tom Bock for our state representative for Windsor 3-1. I have known Tom both personally and professionally for many years and have always found him to be a personable, hard-working individual. He will always take the time to discuss any issues with people of […]

To the editor: Democrats have misguided agenda

To the editor: Democrats have misguided agenda

Why is Vermont’s rental housing so expensive in relation to income? Why are neighboring states’ economies much better than Vermont’s? Why are Vermont’s taxes near the highest in the country? Why does Vermont rank as the least friendly business state? Why is Vermont the most expensive state for retirees? This is not by accident nor […]

Op-ed: Rep. Bock on wrap up of legislative session

Op-ed: Rep. Bock on wrap up of legislative session Covid funding, Global Warming Act, cannabis marketplace

By Tom Bock The Vermont House of Representatives passed its final bills and adjourned on Friday, Sept. 25. This concluded an historic 2-year session in which Covd-19 tested our state, causing numerous disruptions, including the closure of Vermont’s State House. The main purpose of the final session, which began on Aug. 25, was to finalize […]

To the editor: Tom Bock for State Representative Windsor 3-1

To the editor: Tom Bock for State Representative Windsor 3-1

Experience and dedication are two of many factors why I am asking the voters of our district to vote for Tom Bock. Tom has a long history of dedicated public service on several levels. Service on the boards of Selectmen, Chester Planning Commission, chair of the Regional Planning Commission, membership on the Chester Economic Development […]

To the editor: State Rep. Tom Bock deserves our vote

To the editor: State Rep. Tom Bock deserves our vote

Tom Bock has served the residents of our town and legislative district with care and should be re-elected to the Vermont House of Representatives.  As a business owner, select person, local and regional planning commission member and a Chester resident, Tom knows well the needs and concerns of the people and places within our legislative […]

To the editor: Rep. Christensen urges voters to back Arrison for Statehouse

To the editor: Rep. Christensen urges voters to back Arrison for Statehouse

I am writing in support of John Arrison to be our next state representative to the Vermont legislature, representing Weathersfield and Cavendish. Arrison has the community in mind, no matter what job he has taken on. I know he will help Cavendish and Weathersfield with the experience, the determination and the dedication called for, and […]

To the editor: Family Center needs your help to provide Thanksgiving dinner to local families

To the editor: Family Center needs your help to provide Thanksgiving dinner to local families

Last year, the Chester-Andover Family Center asked the community to help us provide all the fixings for a Thanksgiving dinner to more than 100 Food Shelf recipients . The positive response was truly an inspiration and we were able to fill all Food Shelf recipient Thanksgiving Turkey requests. We thank all who responded with cash […]

To the editor: In response to global warming bill, everyone's vote counts

To the editor: In response to global warming bill, everyone’s vote counts

My letter is addressed to my Vermont friends who are ATV, snowmobile and motorcycle enthusiasts and who do not vote. I have heard from many of you that you do not vote because it doesn’t matter. “My vote doesn’t count,” you insist. Sadly, I have heard these sentiments from gun owners and hunters too. The […]

To the editor: Chester's Annual Senior Christmas Dinner postponed til 2021

To the editor: Chester’s Annual Senior Christmas Dinner postponed til 2021

After a great deal of soul searching and discussion it has been decided to postpone the Chester Annual Senior Christmas Dinner until 2021. With a few of the essential people expressing their concern, it is not a good nor a safe situation for anyone, especially since food is being cooked in various places beforehand and […]

To the editor: Vermont can elect a new type of governor

To the editor: Vermont can elect a new type of governor

Too often in 21st century political elections, we are faced with the situation of voting for the lesser of two evils from the two establishment parties. In the 2020 Vermont general election, we have seven candidates for the office of Vermont governor and thankfully a chance to break away from the aforementioned voting dilemma. A […]

To the editor: On Nov. 3, vote for new blood in Montpelier

To the editor: On Nov. 3, vote for new blood in Montpelier

As we enter another general election season, I encourage my fellow Vermonters to take a hard look at the local and statewide issues that affect our daily lives. In 2015, the education bill called Act 46 was passed with grand promises of efficiency, opportunity and importantly, a decrease in our property taxes. But just the […]