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Like most of you, we at Vermont Emergency Management have been watching events unfold in Texas following Hurricane Harvey. As we watch, most of us are no doubt reminded of our own historic disaster: Tropical Storm Irene. We've seen many stories from … more
The recent report in the Manchester Journal regarding the sharp rise in Manchester's local option tax revenue for the second quarter of this year is an acknowledgement that the $25,000 investment made by Manchester taxpayers to the Manchester … more
A mentally deficient populace put its counterpart in the White House, which resembles nothing less than a Marx Brothers movie, given its madcap chaos that has become the laughing stock of the world. Today's executive branch can also be aptly … more
This summer I was inspired to create a "summer bucket list" for my boys. A true bucket list is a personal compilation of goals and aspirations to be completed within a lifetime, but a summer bucket list focuses on enjoyable, simple activities to be … more
It's late summer, kids are headed back to school, and the scammers are back (not that they ever left). Alerts have been posted by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), AARP Fraud Watch, the Better Business Bureau and others for three major scams that … more
The Vermont Department of Public Safety has earned two reputations of late — one good and the other bad.First, the good reputation: The department recruits and employs dedicated public servants who are willing to put themselves in harm's way … more
Hildene applauds the State of Vermont for calling attention to the importance of clean water by celebrating "Clean Water Week," August 20 - 26. Vermonters andvisitors alike are invited by Governor Scott to join in, "Celebrating Vermont's waters, and … more
Are you prepared for the solar eclipse? Well I am, and the special binoculars were a steal for only $19.95 on line. They came with free shipping and a second pair since I ordered them as soon as I saw the promotion. Good deal? Well it just may be … more
Fraud Busters: Crusaders for "truth, justice, and the American Way!" Who are these relentless superheroes? Surprise - all of us! We are the front line in combatting fraud and scams; we need to constantly educate ourselves as well as friends, family, … more
The Bennington Banner and Manchester Journal recently reported that The Vermont Board of Libraries, on July 11, 2017, postponed making a decision to rename The Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award. The reason the board was meeting in the first place … more
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