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It's spring, a great time of the year as we all enjoy the arrival of warmer weather and for most a more active lifestyle. Spring also signals a new start for many as college graduates take their first steps into the "real" world and others feel that … more
Dear Readers, "Democracy requires citizenship, and citizenship requires a town square." This sentence set in motion the process that led my colleagues and me to buy the company that publishes this newspaper and return it to local ownership.The purchase was one … more
As the legislative session draws to a close, the question of which costs should be paid within the Education Fund (EF) and what property tax rates will be is still under discussion. All factions in Montpelier profess to defend education property … more
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2010 Vermont's African-American population more than doubled from the previous census. That sounds alarming until you realize that the number grew from roughly 3,000 to 6,277. Blacks still comprise only 1 … more
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
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