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What is with these developments being built in Burlington and South Burlington? Ticky-tacky houses built on massive clear-cut hillsides – displacing all native animals and plants/destroying natural vistas with total disregard to any environmental impact – I feel like I am in West Virginia!

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“City students protest climate change” (Oct. 3) describes South Burlington students attending a climate rally as “rebellious.” So South Burlington High School students are still “Rebels?”

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There’s parental concern that public education outcomes are declining, and that diversity, inclusion and climate change are the focus rather than core subjects. One parental option to re-set basic academic emphasis is homeschooling.

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A few weeks ago, our backyard shed caught fire and was quickly engulfed in flames. It was just a shed, but the flames were 30-plus-feet in the air, and the speed of the raging fire and the intense heat was terrifying. When we became aware of …

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I wear many hats – I’m a mom, a wife, a daughter, sister, neighbor, and friend, a university professor and a locally-elected representative. This month’s community forums on domestic violence bring them all together, so I write to you as Meaghan.

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I watched the television coverage and read the newspaper coverage of the very recent climate protests in Burlington and found myself not only underwhelmed but also angered by the protestors. Why, you might ask?

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Please join hundreds of us as we walk in unified solidarity to erase the stigma around suicide and mental illness and as we help those in need on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Oakledge Park-Upper Shelter (Flynn Ave.) in Burlington at 8:30 a.m. 

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We’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the residents of South Burlington and nearby communities who donated bicycles and sewing machines to the 21st Green Mountain Returned Peace Corps collection for international development on Saturday…

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The South Burlington Development Review Board enforces all Land Development Regulations (LDRs). It is certainly true that DRB members, either individually or collectively, may disagree with some sections of the LDRs as written by the planning…

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I am a survivor of a tractor-trailer crash in which my husband was killed. We were run over by an out-of-control tractor trailer driver. I’m an advocate for stronger legislation to keep our roads safe.

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A big thanks to South Burlington for supporting the Vermont Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired Dancing with the Stars of Burlington, held at the Flynn on Sept. 8. Our first- year event truly exceeded our expectations and the ro…

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Recently it has been reported in the local news that there is a statewide shortage of school bus drivers. My question concerning the shortage of school bus drivers is, why?

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For years, I have been concerned about the health and hearing impacts on people, especially the children at Chamberlin Elementary School, should they be outside when the F-35s take-off and land. The noise charts (Table BR3.2-1) in the Air For…

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The Development Review Board recently approved the Dorset Meadows development with 150+ residences of various types proposed. That will put an estimated 300 more cars and trucks on the roads. Cyclists and others active on these roads will be …

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With the new Market Street senior center on the horizon, I am reaching out to South Burlington musical instrument players (horns and strings, vocals) who would like to get together informally to play big band “swing” and traditional folk and …

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

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