Letters and Events 6 – 4 – 2013

Vermont Yankee’s “good Neighbor” track record They say that money talks, baloney walks. (Well “they” don’t actually say “baloney” but this is a family newspaper.) Vermont Yankee has a track record of being a good neighbor – pays its bills on time, supports the community, and provides jobs. Vermont Yankee’s handling of its property tax […]

Letters and Events 5 – 30 – 2013

What is State of Vermont thinking by denying permit for backup generator? I read in the news recently that the State of Vermont Public Service Board refuses to issue an operating permit for the Vermont Yankee backup diesel generator (Vermont Digger, April 25). This generator would power the fuel-cooling water pumps should the usual power […]

Events 5 – 21 – 2013

The Ethan Allen Institute’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Dinner Roasting of founder John McClaughry by ethan Allen Institute co-Founder John M. Mitchell Governor Jim Douglas & Governor Tom Salmon with special entertainment by Rusty “The Logger” Dewees Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 Emerald Ballroom | Sheraton hotel & conference center 870 Williston road | South Burlington, Vt […]

Letter and Events 4 – 5 – 2013

Vermont Yankee and affordable power I am for affordable power and Vermont Yankee seems to be part of that, at least for the foreseeable future. I write as a commercial property owner considering how a rise in electric rates, such as might happen if Vermont Yankee is taken out of the grid, would affect property […]

Events 4 – 1 – 2013

KCarl Smith “The Liberty Messenger” to visit Vermont with Events on April 6-7 Movie Screening: “Runaway Slave”, April 6, 6:00 – 8:30 pm at the Essex Grange Hall. Training Session: “Effectively Communicating the Principles of Freedom…”, April 7, 12:30 – 4:00 pm (Includes luncheon and book signing) at the Country Club of Vermont, Waterbury. For more […]

Events 3 – 29 – 2013

Monday April 1st: Mark Donka will be in NYC on the David Webb show on Sirious radio Patriot channel 125. fom 9:00 PM till midnight.   Saturday April 6th: Castleton Republicans Spring Breakfast and meeting at the Trak-In Route 30 North in Bomoseen, 8:30 am.  Guest speakers Senator Joe Benning and Rep. Heidi Scheuermann. Please RSVP to: […]

Letters and Events 3 – 28 – 2013

Time to Move On The Vermont Supreme Court has sent a clear message to those trying to shut down Vermont Yankee with legal action: there is already a process underway to determine whether the plant will continue to operate via the state Public Service Board and the court will not interfere in that process. This […]

Leters 3 – 26 – 2013

Intermittent Power vs. Baseline Power The intermittent (renewable) power that we get from wind and solar is not as valuable to us as the good baseline, zero carbon, power we used to get directly from Vermont Yankee and we now import from Seabrook. An energy policy that sets a premium on intermittent power generated from […]

Letters and Events 3 – 22 – 2013

Just a Drop in the Bucket “Just a drop in the bucket,” those words have been running through my head since a government representative gave that as a response to a proposed cut in government spending. He felt that a small cut in something would make no difference. Being a Vermonter, I understand the value […]

Events – 3 – 21 – 2013

Saturday April 6th: Castleton Republicans Spring Breakfast and meeting at the Trak-In Route 30 North in Bomoseen, 8:30 am.  Guest speakers Senator Joe Benning and Rep. Heidi Scheuermann. Please RSVP to: Al Gustafson 273-3954 agustafsonvt@comcast.net Castleton Republicans Facebook page castletonrepublicans@yahoo.com   Sunday, April 7: “Effectively Communicating Principles of Freedom” with KCarl Smith KCarl is an unyielding […]