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Editorial page editor, The Burlington (Vt.) Free Press. @mojonews and @Kcollege grad, find me on rebelmouse http://www.rebelmouse.com/asoga

For governor: Another term for Peter Shumlin

burlingtonfreepress.com — The Burlington Free Press editorial board recommends Peter Shumlin for governor. None of the candidates challenging the governor in the November election has the real world credentials or a concrete alternative vision to present a credible alternative to the incumbent Democrat.

Phil Scott for Vermont lieutenant governor

burlingtonfreepress.com — Vermonters should return Phil Scott to Montpelier as lieutenant governor. In his first two terms in office, Scott has shown himself to be a steady presence in Montpelier, bringing the voice of a moderate Republican to the Senate president's post.

Home buyers should be told about F-35 impact

burlingtonfreepress.com — The Northwestern Vermont Board of Realtors is doing nothing less than looking out for the interests of home buyers and seller by requiring member agents to disclose a property could be subjected to increased by noise from the deployment of the F-35 fighter starting in 2020.

VSP has no final say on public records

burlingtonfreepress.com — The Vermont State Police did the only sensible thing in deciding to resume releasing the results of roadside breath tests of people suspected of impaired driving. State police made a misstep when the agency abandoned last year the longtime practice of releasing the blood alcohol level of people stopped and tested under the suspicion of driving under the influence.

Peeking over the fence at the Barge Canal

msogavt.wordpress.com — Just a broken fence bordering the dirt packing lot by the Barge Canal off Pine Street in Burlington. There's a design studio, I think, in the building, as well as an old record/bookshop, a killer Montreal-style bagel place and the antique market. In a separate building is a place that does windows, stained glass and...

Capturing sunset in black and white

msogavt.wordpress.com — I work on the seventh floor of an office building with sweeping views of Lake Champlain. Burlington is a city with few tall buildings, which gives our offices a rare perspective in the city. There's a wonder in watching the seasons change on the lake and on the Adirondacks, and the sunset can reliably be...

What are you looking at?

msogavt.wordpress.com — At Emmy's Hair Salon, the only company I had while waiting for my wife and mother to have their hair and nails done.

DCF report needs emphasis on transparency

burlingtonfreepress.com — The Agency of Human Services report on the Department for Children and Families disappoints by failing to make the explicit connection between transparency and public accountability within the child welfare system. Vermonters would be better served by evidence that the agency is actively searching for ways to bring oversight into a system so closed to outside scrutiny that problems escape public notice until tragedy strikes.

Burlington schools must get grip on budget

burlingtonfreepress.com — The Burlington schools delivered a rare piece of welcome financial news to taxpayers on Tuesday - the district likely ended fiscal 2014 with a budget surplus of $2.15 million instead of the anticipated deficit of $2.5 million.

Burlington mayor commits to open meetings

burlingtonfreepress.com — Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger makes an important statement with his executive order on compliance with the state open meeting law for city employees. The executive order simply states city employees must obey the amended state Open Meeting Law that took effect on July 1.
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Oct 27, 2014

Phil Scott for Vermont lieutenant governor bfpne.ws/1tURvIn via @bfp_news #vtpoli #btv @PhilScottVt @VtGOP

Oct 27, 2014

Free Press editorial: For governor: Another term for Peter Shumlin bfpne.ws/1wsBerY via @bfp_news #vtpoli #btv @PeterShumlin @VtDems

Oct 26, 2014

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