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STOWE— A passionate and persistent coalition of landowners, biologists, farmers, hunters, wildlife enthusiasts, and others overcame opposition from paid lobbyists and Vermont's own Fish and … more
While there were a few Jewish families in Manchester, Vermont before 1918, there were no communal gatherings to conduct services until two men, Philip Cohen and Noah Kamenetsky, studied the … more
In the wake of marijuana legalization, many states are looking for new ways to keep impaired drivers off the road. Unfortunately, some proposals would lead to problematic and possibly … more
If you've ever wondered how you made it to adulthood without being squashed like a bug; if you ever saw your life flash in front of you; if you ever had a scare so intense that you couldn't stop your … more
I recently walked to the Brattleboro Area Hospice store on Flat Street (where I have an office) to drop off a couple of bags of clothing. A man approached me and said, "Can I ask you a question?" I … more
We live in strange times; but we've lived in strange times before. Human behavior has been driven by either fear or love forever. Of those two emotions fear is the one that wins out more often than … more
As the commissioner of the Department of Labor and the former owner of a small gas station and convenience store, the conversations on minimum wage are something I've followed and evaluated closely … more
To argue the merits of $10.50 per hour for a 40-hour work week underscores the problem with S.40, An Act Relating to Increasing the Minimum Wage to $15 per hour. Sadly, your rationalizing against … more
Each of the four of us — founders of Fed Up Vermont — have suffered devastating personal losses as a result of family members having developed addictions to opioids. Among us we have … more
After 24 years of "spring" in Vermont, the weight of that lesson is finally starting to sink in. While I've never been the type to disdain winter, the transition has always troubled me. Getting … more
, Sometimes you just have to slog through the mud. |
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