April 26, 2017

Swinging into school (Aug. 21, 2008)


    Observer photo by Greg Duggan
Best friends Devin Rogers (left) and Ethan Czarny, both 5, enjoy the swings during last week’s ice cream social for students about to enter kindergarten in Williston. Rogers’ father, Jason, pushed the boys while holding Avery, his youngest of three sons. Building Bright Futures, a group that connects children up to age 5 and their families to community resources, hosted the event at Williston Community Park.


  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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