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VT Digger ‘We are at a breaking point’: School officials ask legislators not to pass new education laws 10/28/2021 7:43 AM
WCAX State officials hold first public inquiry regarding length medical wait times 10/28/2021 8:14 AM
NBC 5 Dozens of ships holding $24 billion in goods float outside California’s biggest ports 10/28/2021 8:12 AM
WCAX Young Vermonter battles rare genetic disorder 10/28/2021 9:36 AM
WCAX Vt. officials take aim at Northeast Kingdom COVID surge 10/28/2021 7:29 PM
VT Digger Deal calls on state to pay $80K to incarcerated individuals with disabilities, improve care 10/28/2021 8:31 PM
VT Digger Court unsure whether Sears Lane campers have legal right to sue city 10/28/2021 8:22 PM
VT Digger Scott gets his Covid-19 booster and implores Vermonters to get vaccinated 10/28/2021 8:45 PM
VT Digger Arlington man accused of strangling girlfriend sentenced to 2.5 years of time served 10/28/2021 8:51 PM
WCAX Milton could see large cannabis growing facility 10/29/2021 3:21 AM
WCAX Teen taken into custody after report of threat at Mt. Anthony 10/29/2021 6:45 AM

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  1. Regarding the article about schools being at a breaking point, I am a custodian at a school, and I have seen and felt the stress experienced by students and staff. I agree with the request made to the legislature to please don’t add more to the stress. My only contribution is that, although legislatures – both state and national – DO add stress to the lives of the average citizen, I think perhaps the school officials should also have included the executive branch, at both state and federal level. Let us not forget that due to the many restrictions placed on life as usual, much of the lawmaking has been done via executive order or executive pronouncement. The president has been a busy guy encouraging and threatening people to comply, as has our governor. Surely they both acted out of a sense of duty and responsibility to contain the situation and keep people safe. On the other hand, our governor especially has taken his authority to the very limit, but being careful not to step over it. Thus, although we were ‘encouraged’ many times to stay home and stay safe, there was no state of emergency declared, and so his statements, though short of actual martial law, were no doubt crafted to ‘sound’ like it, in order to get people to follow it. Exceptions were made for rights – not as in the whole first Amendment, but only for certain groups exercising certain speech, but not other groups exercising other speech OR 3rd Amendment rights. Covid will get you if you attend a church service with a mask on, but if you’re a BLM/ANTIFA protester – no problem! IMHO, the biggest overreach at the state level was when we were told NOT to have multiple households celebrating Thanksgiving, AND police would be counting cars and if they saw “too many” at a home, they would stop and investigate. But hey, it was for our own good, so what’s the big deal? Plus, now this and following governors know where the next pseudo emergency measures can start, right?