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Members of the Harwood Union school board requested the opportunity to answer the following question: How are you approaching the decision ahead on the district’s pre-K-12 plan?

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On Saturday, Oct. 19, at 10:30 a.m., the Waterbury Public Library will host Drag Queen Story Hour — DQSH — featuring Vermont-based drag queens Emoji Nightmare and Nikki Champagne.

My mother’s family comes from the hills of western Pennsylvania. As a boy, our family summer vacation inevitably meant my being stuffed into the back of our station wagon for a trip to Johnstown.

In response to Rob Williams (“It’s time: Merge the middle schools, close Fayston,” Sept. 12): While I thank you for your service to our community, I must respectfully disagree with many of your assertions regarding the Harwood Union school district.

I was struck by the global response to the fire in the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris this April. Offers of money to rebuild the church poured in, and within hours more than a billion dollars had been raised. People the world over said in one voice that we will not lose this piece of our glob…

Ever since I received the welcome back to school email from my administrator with the agenda for our in-service this year, I have for the first time in my lengthy teaching career dreaded the start of school. Never before have I ever dreaded the start of a school year. Not as a teacher. Not a…

I recently attended a quiet conference that brought together leaders and innovators in the arts, humanities and public broadcast. We met for two days to explore how the arts and humanities, writ large, contribute to articulating and solving some of society’s most intractable problems.

The Diocese of Burlington this week published a report listing the names of diocesan clergy who, since 1950, have had a credible and substantiated allegation of sexual abuse of a minor made against them. With one exception, all of these acts occurred more than 20 years ago.

This year, legislators and Gov. Phil Scott crafted a budget that is quite reasonable in the aggregate. New taxes and fees are fairly limited; important investments are made in a number of areas (from clean water to broadband deployment); and the budget growth rate is just 2.6 percent.

“What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out anyone who was a product of rape or incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?”

As we prepare for the start of the 2019-20 school year, I want to offer an update from the Harwood Unified Union School Board board and share with you what we expect in the coming months.

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