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April 16th, 2015
Hillary Rodham Clinton has announced that she is a candidate for president in 2016. How is Clinton likely to fare in Vermont, in both the March Democratic Primary and the November General Election?
The closing of Greg’s Meat Market has saddened us very much, having shopped at the store since he opened it in 1981.
All the employees who have worked for Greg are to be commended for their dedication and loyalty and have become dear friends to both of us.
Greg’s Market provided a service to the community in delivering groceries to shut-ins and the elderly. This was a special service which will not be provided by the other grocery stores.
An unusual new tax is under discussion in Montpelier right now. It’s unusual because the proceeds will go right back into the pockets of Vermonters. And it’s unusual because the sponsors would be happy if you did everything possible to avoid paying this tax.
When my husband and I were house hunting in 2010, Starksboro was not on ourradar. We were young 20-somethings on the hunt for an affordable propertyin Chittenden County unaware of Addison County’s rural charm. As nativeVermonters, we craved space, peace and quiet and hunted for the progressive,inventive ethic we enjoyed from our college years in Boston. And that’s howwe found Starksboro.
This week’s writer is Jack Hoffman, a policy analyst for the Public Assets Institute, a non-partisan, non-profit organization in Montpelier.
All we’ve heard from Montpelier this year, from the governor to legislative leaders, is that Vermont has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. A new analysis by the Joint Fiscal Office (JFO) shows this conventional wisdom is wrong.
The JFO data show state spending has gone down as a percentage of the economy over the last 10 years.
Vermont is a creative, innovative place with a strong history of entrepreneurial initiative. Despite difficult economic news, many Vermont businesses are growing and reaching out to new markets. Unfortunately, as our Vermont entrepreneurs gain wider recognition in the marketplace, they are increasingly becoming targets of a very insidious, very un-American threat: bad faith assertions of patent infringement — commonly known as “patent trolls.”
This week’s writer is Joe Fusco, a vice president of Casella Waste Systems, Inc. He is also a member of the board of advisers for the University of Vermont’s MBA program in Sustainable Entrepreneurship (SEMBA).
I’m not here to argue with you about climate change. I’m not here to convince you that it’s real, or that it’s not.