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    Time for a Change

    10/28/2014 08:48 AM EDT
    Politics is at its best when it revolves around policy. And there is no race in Vermont this year that offers more interesting and substantive distinctions on policy matters than the race for Attorney General. 
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    The Spirit of Irene
    10/27/2014 06:12 PM EDT - Three years ago, when Hurricane Irene slammed into the northeast, the citizens of Vermont had a distinctly different response than did those in some of our neighboring states. As soon as the torrential stage of the storm ended, those with access to heavy machinery did the early, hard work of removing trees and other heavy debris, ensuring that everyone could get out of their homes if necessary.  Full Story

    Service: The Life-blood of Community
    10/27/2014 10:50 AM EDT - I was called upon to officiate at the funeral of our US Senator Jim Jeffords this past August. In preparation I met with Laura Jeffords, Jim's daughter. After listening to Laura we decided to craft the message around Jim's life of service and his servant leadership. Arguably, this was one of the more effortless messages that I have had to write because servant hood is a source and substance that has given meaning to my life. Full Story

    A vote for reform is a vote for our public education system
    10/25/2014 03:43 PM EDT - The buzz is building around the need to reform Vermont's education system and for good reason. The teachers I speak with are talented but frustrated with bureaucracy. The governance and funding systems that support it are in need of a more thoughtful solution than was attempted last session. The parents I speak with are concerned about the cost of education particularly as it relates to the outcomes. Now is the time for smart reform of our education governance and funding systems. Full Story

    A New Chapter for the Library
    10/25/2014 02:48 PM EDT - Dear Friends - It is with great excitement that I look forward to the Manchester Community Library's opening day on Saturday, November 15th. It has been an eight-year journey and we are now just weeks away from opening our doors. Full Story

    The real failure of education
    10/22/2014 03:03 PM EDT - In early November, Americans will be called upon to choose the people who will dictate policy for the next two years. Despite the obvious importance of these choices, Full Story

    Why I'm running
    10/22/2014 02:34 PM EDT - I am proud to be the Independent candidate for Bennington County State's Attorney. I have lived in Bennington County for the past 14 years. I have raised my children here. I feel fortunate to be able to reside in such a wonderful place. Full Story

    Return Browning and Livingston
    10/22/2014 02:31 PM EDT - On Nov. 4, 2014, the voters of Manchester, Arlington, Sunderland and Sandgate, Vermont will have a rare and valuable opportunity. They can send two eminently qualified individuals to the Vermont state house. Full Story

    Education financing - a student's perspective
    10/22/2014 02:28 PM EDT - Act 60. The law strikes a nerve in nearly every Vermonter who has seen their property tax bill recently. Leaders in Montpelier seem to be completely unresponsive, with no substantive reforms materializing since Governor Shumlin took office in 2011.  Full Story

    Governor prepares cuts
    10/22/2014 02:24 PM EDT - A month after announcing a 2 percent cut to the current year's budget, the Shumlin Administration is signaling its intention to make additional cuts of as much as 5 percent and possibly more next year (fiscal 2016).  Full Story

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    Crowds, cuteness overwhelm first Hello Kitty Con

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hello Kitty cuteness is taking over Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles as the city hosts the first Hello Kitty fan convention. Full Story