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Early on May 31 we had a preview of what is in store for South Burlington when the F-35s will be permanently based at our airport. Our home is not in the most sensitive area. Although we are near University Mall, the noise level was intolerable. The F-35s are much louder than the F-16s and p…

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The FY2020 state budget goes into effect July 1, 2019. It is a balanced budget. It uses one-time money, from unanticipated revenues, for one-time purposes. It reflects fully funded statutorily mandated reserves, with total reserves at 13.2 pe…

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South Burlington has a longer history than you might imagine. Today we will look at a first installment of a very brief overview of the changes that South Burlington has undergone over the past half billion (yes, with a “B”) years. In upcomin…

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I’m writing this letter with hopes that our bike paths become safer. I ask that all individuals who travel the paths please, please, please follow the common sense rules of the path/road to ensure the safety of all.

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A June 8 article in The Other Paper explained that the South Burlington Tax Department sent property tax bills and all subsequent delinquent notices to the wrong owner and wrong address because the tax department only communicates with the ci…

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School’s out – or will be soon – and many parents are wondering how they can help their children maintain some of the skills they acquired during the school year. It may be easier than you think, as many common summertime activities involve r…

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Clean water is essential to Vermonters’ health, economy and way of life. It is important to the state’s ecology, tourism industry, drinking water and property values. But right now over 350 Vermont lakes, ponds, rivers and streams have unsati…

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I am proud to be a teacher in South Burlington because this is a community that values education and celebrates student achievement.

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It is lovely to see all the public art on the metal service boxes and underpasses around South Burlington. These art projects beautify and give a much-needed sense of identity and community to South Burlington. They make driving and walking a…

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I have a weird fascination with nudist resorts. And by fascination, I mean horror. Actually, it is akin to horror films. For both, I’m very curious about what happens, but would never in a million years go to find out. The two of them live on…

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In a recent The Other Paper advertisements and in flyers sent to teachers, the South Burlington Educators’ Association implied that the school board has failed to negotiate in good faith during the current negotiating cycle. The union wrongly…

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The Water Quality Day tours were informative, interesting, and enlightening – a great opportunity for adults and teens to learn more about their community! It was invaluable to meet the staff behind the scenes, see what actually goes on, and …

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I attended the event at the Burlington International Airport on May 29, where the Air National Guard was attempting to address concerns about the new noise map for F-35 fighter planes. Most people I saw and heard had not “signed up” for this plan.

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Have you ever been automatically renewed on a consumer product or service contract beyond your original subscription without your clear knowledge or agreement, and/or tried unsuccessfully to terminate the contract? Join the club!

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Sens. Leahy and Sanders, Rep. Peter Welch, Gov. Phil Scott and Burlington Mayor Weinberger have all failed to properly inform Vermonters about the full effects of basing F-35s at the Burlington International Airport. Instead, they have talked…

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It’s been an honor to serve in my first year as your state representative. Your feedback, along with advocates, has been crucial as I dove into issues affecting our community in my work on the General, Housing, and Military Affairs Committee. 

Read through The Other Paper's Letters Archives, from January 9, 2015, to November 29, 2018.

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