You’re never too old to adopt a superhero as your very own. My guy has always been Zorro, the fictional character of books, movies, and television, created by Johnston McCulley back in 1919.
Employees may ask what coworkers are paid
Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) will sign into law a bill May 14 strengthening protections for Vermont workers around a number of issues, most notably equal pay.
It occurred to me recently that the only way ‘we the people’ might be able to regain a voice in the running of our republic is to move our nation's capital.
Using the same service days, 29, and the same kWh, 555, a spreadsheet calculation shows my February 2013 electric bill is 3.8 percent greater than my February 2012 bill.
The Vermont House of Representatives passed the nation’s strongest bill against chemical flame retardants (S.81, vote:141-0). The bill, if passed by the Senate, will ban the use of these chemicals in children’s products and home furniture.
When the annual transportation bill came out on the House floor, with its numerous construction and maintenance projects, it proposed a combination of fuel tax increases and new bonding to close a $36 million gap between available revenues and spending.
It is time to rethink one-party rule in Montpelier.
On the heels of the Vermont bill making small adjustments to contain property tax increases, and in a session in which we were forced into a big hike in the penny-rate (with another big hike predicted for next year), it seems contradictory to add a new spending mandate on our schools.
Vermont GOP upset over H.0528 "tax bill"
Vermont Republicans are upset with the Vermont Senate Finance Committee's plan to share private tax-return data with the state legislature.
To the editor
What editor Lou Varricchio is addressing in the editorial "More taxes and Montpelier’s budget mess", is the "Vermont anomaly" in which otherwise rational people vote against their own interests.
From the editor
Chalk it up to visionary author Robert A. Heinlein’s 1941 prediction of America’s Crazy Years coming true, or just another one of those upside-down socio-political happenings, but our post-2008 penchant for raising taxes, without either curbing spending or welcoming new business, has infected nearly all legislatures in the New England states. It’s ironic that this is occurring in a place where a tea party and “no taxation without representation” started a revolution.
Park to be located on slope below the historic Marble Works district
Middlebury's Marble Works Riverfront Park is closer to realization, according to officials involved with the project which started in 2007 following the town's participation in a creative economy workshop.
State Rep. Kevin “Coach” Christie and cosponsors of House Bill 540 will hold a news conference in the Cedar Creek Room of the Vermont State House on Wednesday, May 1, at 11:15 a.m.
Low-income residents, farmers, small businesses to be hurt the most
Vermonters can thank a majority of legislators led by Democrats, as well as Gov. Peter Shumlin (D), for increasing the cost of their transportation in the state. It is the largest gasoline tax increase in the state's history.
Live: "Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me!"
For fans of National Public Radio, Saturday morning wouldn’t be complete without it. Radios all over the country carry the one-two punch of Car Talk followed by the laughter and political commentary that is Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me!
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- Essex County Board of Supervisors Meeting, Monday, Nov. 7
- Essex County Ways and Means Meeting Oct. 31
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