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The president and first lady have made their rounds on the late-night shows. President Obama delivered his farewell speech the other night on national TV. It was one of his best. The man knows how to write and deliver a speech. No one can ever deny … more
The president and first lady have made their rounds on the late-night shows. President Obama delivered his farewell speech the other night on national TV. It was one of his best. The man knows how to write and deliver a speech. No one can ever deny … more
Congratulations planet Earth. You made it through 2016; not without some trials and tribulations. The numbers for 2016 aren't in yet, but Greenland has lost 1 trillion tons of ice in the past four years and about 270 billion tons/year. But hey, that … more
"Jay, jay, jay!" Every morning last winter I awoke to the loud cries of a flock of 17 blue jays dancing around my feeder. They gorged on sunflower seeds and suet, scaring away smaller birds, then left, only to return in the afternoon. I ended up … more
The Jan. 9 Select Board meeting was one of the most exciting meetings in terms of new initiatives. It was also the unveiling of the results of the Citizen Survey. A second meeting is being planned by the board in February to discuss the written … more
Get this: The U.S. Treasury says that America's debt grew by another trillion dollars in 2016.If you're like me and you find it difficult to grasp how much a trillion really is, econ4u.com, an educational project of the nonprofit Employment Policies … more
In our country, we love to customize, whether it's a new addition to the house or the colors and fonts surrounding our text messages. We choose everything, from our line of work to our preferred place to grab lunch (where we probably customize our … more
I'm sure an awful lot of people understood why the Republicans in Congress put such a high priority on neutering the power of the Office of Congressional Ethics. The checkered moral and business track records of our incoming president would indicate … more
In a breaking news report on Friday Dec. 30, the Washington Post claimed that Russian hackers had penetrated the U.S. power system through the Burlington electric grid in Vermont. Twenty-four hours later, the prestigious newspaper retracted the … more
Another year has come and gone at the Welcome Center. I can't believe that in October we began our fourth year. Since we opened in October 2013 we have made many friends. We all have our favorite truck drivers, regular visitors, kids and dogs. Our … more
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