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Vice: "A habitual and usually trivial defect or shortcoming."Temperance: "Moderation, control or voluntary self-restraint."Liquor consumption, gambling and marijuana usage were once perceived by lawmakers as exclusively within the realm of vice, … more
Tax season has passed and now we can start earning the money needed to pay the IRS bill next year. While you may feel the 2016 tax season has ended, con artists are still working the phones and sending emails. Why now? Most of us feel a sense of … more
As I've written here before, I've introduced two bills this year and with only a couple weeks left in the session, I thought I'd provide an update.H. 326, introduced on February 21, had 20 original cosponsors that included Democrats, Republicans, … more
Bill H.170 legalizes growing and using recreational marijuana without legalizing its sale or providing regulation or taxation. There are no provisions to ensure the health and safety of all Vermonters. I will be unable to support the bill should it … more
The Northshire breathed a sigh of relief when, according to police and school officials, the man who offered a Manchester Elementary Middle School student a ride on a rainy Tuesday last week came forward and said he had no intention of hurting or … more
Are you delving into your family history? Searching for your soul mate? Using an online job placement/job search service? Trying to earn points, prizes, or cash payments from online surveys? Registering for Medicare, applying for a credit card or … more
The following commentary is by Vermont State Reps. Sarah Copeland-Hanzas, Johannah Leddy Donovan, Diana Gonz lez, and Martin LaLonde.Donald Trump's anti-climate agenda threatens Vermont's economy and endangers Vermonters' health. While the president … more
Based on the unpleasant reception political scientist Charles Murray received at Middlebury College's McCullough Student Center on March 2, I am thankful that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford, has been invited to … more
This may go down as one of the quietest legislative sessions that I have served in. What makes this calm so remarkable is that, for the first time in several years, we have divided government, with the legislature controlled by one party, and a … more
The Scammys are back! We recently reviewed the top three reported frauds in 2016 by the Vermont Attorney General's office. As noted, we were unable to obtain a similar listing from neighboring states but unofficial surveys show a high degree of … more
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