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The Vermont General Assembly is in its final weeks of trying to assemble a school finance "reform" bill. Their product so far has become an ever-shifting grab bag of proposals that even veteran … more
As we near the celebration of Arbor Day on the first Friday in May, we have been thinking about the many ways our forests are important to the general well-being of the State of Vermont. The facts … more
Vermonters know there's a difference between taxes and tax rates. Especially when it comes to property taxes, a lower rate doesn't mean lower taxes if the grand list value of a property goes up. It's … more
Vermont's school boards have risen to the challenge of building budgets that deliver high quality public education in a more affordable manner, while still meeting the complex needs of today's … more
As the title says, I live on what will most likely be the last road with landlines in our area. We have no cell service, and the chances of getting it are slim to none in the foreseeable future. … more
The legislature meets from Tuesday - Friday, so Mondays are often the one day of the week when legislators have the opportunity to spend time back in their home districts. On April 2, in the midst of … more
I cannot speak for children who marched in person or in spirit around the nation — actually around the world, last Saturday against gun violence. If I learned anything from being in D.C. on … more
My roses are waking up, and starting to show leaf buds along their stems. This is a good time to cut back dead stems, which will stimulate new growth and start them off well for the summer season. … more
For the past 20 years Vermont state government has aggressively worked to get Vermonters to abandon internal combustion vehicles (ICVs) in favor of electric vehicles (EVs) of both hybrid and … more
From Vermont's inception, freedom and unity have spurred innovation. John Deere invented the tractor. Ben and Jerry created world-class ice cream. Environmental leaders like George Perkins Marsh … more
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