Let’s make more spending cuts, not increase taxes
Even as Vermont’s economy continues to show signs of progress, the message I hear from Vermonters is that they don’t feel the economic recovery is reaching their pocketbooks. While we have the sixt...
May 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Doctors are not the same, look for a talented one to serve you and yours
In the previous (younger) decades of my life I never could understand why old people talked endlessly about their illnesses, aches and pains, and surgeries. I used to think, “I will never do that. ...
May 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beavers: No dam needed, thank you very much
The beaver floated there with just the top half of its head sticking up out of the water and stared and stared and stared.  In the early twilight, it was menacing in its constant resolute presence....
May 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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I am who I am, you are who you are, but we still need to graze together to live well
This past week I heard Nicholas, the priest at St. Mary’s in the Mountains, talk about a recent visit to Jerusalem where he went with a team to try to settle a disagreement between two villages jus...
May 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Equal pay compact, sick leave can help many
It’s no secret that the economic recovery across America has been felt most by those with higher incomes. For working families in America, the recovery has been slow to take root. And for those fig...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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This week in history
10 years ago: The Readsboro Downtown Redevelopment Committee was frustrated by the lack of maintenance on Route 100. They said the poor condition of the road was hampering their economic developmen...
Apr 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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As Vermont celebrates Earth Day, governor calls for boost to clean energy
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
The millions of Americans who gathered in communities across the nation for the first Earth Day in 1970 succeeded in making progress on the major environmental challenges of that time. That sense o...
Water is basic to human existence
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Other than air, nothing is more directly and immediately important to life than water. Water is so basic to our existence that in antiquity the ancients considered water an element along with air, ...
Vermont’s problem is revenue, not spending
Apr 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
All we’ve heard from Montpelier this year, from the governor to legislative leaders, is that Vermont has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. A new analysis by the Joint Fiscal Office (JFO) s...
Administration ready to double down on job creation
by Opinion: Gov. Peter Shumlin
Apr 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Since its inception in 2007, the Vermont Employment Growth Incentive program (VEGI) has encouraged companies to relocate to or grow in Vermont, translating into good-paying jobs for Vermonters. In ...
Planning ways to help seniors age in place
by Claudette Hollenbeck
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
It appears that in only 15 more years a full quarter of Vermont’s population will be 65 years of age or older. At least this is what the statisticians say will happen. That is a powerful lot of lif...
Senior perspective on aging in place
by Claudette Hollenbeck
Apr 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
I am old, and getting older (and crabbier) daily. I want to stay in the Deerfield Valley until they cart me out feet first. Good luck with the driveway, boys! I am also a long-range planner and rumi...