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By nature, I am not a suspicious or skeptical individual, want to trust people at their word and be agreeable to reasonable requests. I also tend to comply with requests made of me by individuals I perceive as knowledgeable or persons of authority. … more
The end of this year's legislative term was just exhausting. Several sessions in the last few weeks went well into the late evening, and most days were marked by long delays and uncertainty while three-ring negotiations were going on between the … more
Picture this: Sit on the floor with your knees pulled up halfway to your chest wearing nothing more than your underwear. You can't sit up straight because the space is only 3 feet, 3 inches high. How long can you sit like this? Five minutes; 10 … more
MANCHESTER — For freshman representative Linda Joy Sullivan, connecting with her constituents is a top priority. The Dorset resident joined me recently on Vermont Voices to discuss her first year in Vermont's legislature and her previous … more
In 1789, our members of Congress received a whopping $0.50 per day salary. Six years later they doubled for Representatives to $1 per day. Senators got a huge increase to $7 per day. The following year everyone got $6per day. Nineteen years later … more
Sen. Bernie Sanders, et al, have made it quite clear they despise President Donald Trump and all that he stands for. Nevertheless, the Senator and his family have emulated the Trumps in so many ways that it has to be disheartening to his legion of … more
With the Legislature's 2017 session finally complete, we asked the regular contributors to our Legislative Corner — Reps. Linda Joy Sullivan, Brian Keefe, Cynthia Browning and Oliver Olsen — to weigh in on a few questions about the … 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
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
The smoke has cleared from the legislative battlefield of 2017, and it's a good time to review the outcome to see who got what — and what lies ahead.In January Gov. Phil Scott strongly urged a budget with no tax rate increases. To their … more
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