We have invested hundreds of billions of dollars to deal with poverty. Is it not time to try something different and not look the other way when the principles of personal responsibility and accountability are brought up?
The leaders of the church came to the conclusion that Friends of Hildene was the only buyer and, ultimately, they had to work with them. Once they obtained the property, Friends of Hildene were going to carry out the wishes of Peggy Lincoln Beckwith — something that was impracticable for the church to do.
The town of Bennington, one of Vermont’s oldest and most historic places, deserves better than to have only 6 percent of its registered voters come out to vote. I hope that we are not ready to have the pallbearers of the casket of democracy be the lobbyists, bureaucrats and politicians.
Judging from the outcome of five months of meetings, the most important matter facing Vermont was not addressed: How do we keep our young people here and, at the same time, bring in others?
Sen. Sanders, there are many Americans and organizations who would like nothing better than to have you come and speak. So why not take them up on it and at the same time be building a comfortable retirement base? The compensation from one speech alone is equal to a half-year’s income as a U.S. senator.
Young adults need a well thought-out financial literacy program. But are schools the right place for it?
There are several reasons why developers in Vermont are reluctant to build rental projects. The major reason is that Vermont is not a friendly state when it comes to how landlords are treated.
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.