What has been so disappointing has been the silence of the Vermont State Legislature. This body has turned a blind eye at any attempt to determine how Vermont laws might have been ignored. It is only a matter of time before the next sizable real estate project fails.
Merging means change, and in Vermont and elsewhere, change can be a daunting experience. For many, the way in which to deal with it is to ignore it. When that is the case, it might very well place the nonprofit in danger of not being able to continue to carry out its mission.
When it comes to folks who wish to disparage the reputation of well-known and historic figures, they may want to study a long-term concept in law known as the “doctrine of laches.” What comes to mind are the publications debasing the reputations of Norman Rockwell, the decedents of Robert Todd Lincoln, and Dr. Dorothy Canfield Fisher.
The team had located some possible tree candidates, but another barrier to them getting started arose — studies had to be undertaken by the forest service. The studies had to do with the environmental impact as well as any findings from an archeological review. All the team wished to do was to identify a tree and each winter apply the releasing.
The accusation that racism is alive and well in Vermont is an inflammatory statement and only leads to create divisiveness among those of us who harbor no such thoughts.
It is time to end the nonsense of picking out a weakness of our established heroes and heroines and condemning them generations later. Since when do we allow our state to trash a Gold Star mother?
If Gov. Phil Scott, House Speaker Mitzi Johnson and Senate President Tim Ashe, as well as our congressional leaders, are sincere about curtailing regulatory fatigue, they should listen to those who on a daily basis are required to comply with the thousands of pages of regulations.
I would urge those in government nonprofits and special interest groups to table what they believe are important issues and focus on how we bring to Vermont the resources state employers desperately need — employees willing to work and live here.
How meetings are conducted and what is to be presented can be improved. While I am not a fan of Amazon and Jeff Bezos, I must give him credit for how his successful company runs its meetings.
It appears that our Vermont congressional delegation is having a conniption over the House of Representatives and Senate’s announcement of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act proposed legislation. My suggestion to them is to relax and take a deep breath.
Arlington, historically, has had a rich cultural, economic, and educational history. However, it is the future that will be the focus — for current residents, as well as for the next generation who might wish to reside in Arlington.