Report from montpelier

Report from montpelier

By Rep. Kate Webb Last week brought a flurry of activity to the Statehouse as committees wrestled to complete policy work to either send to the full House for debate, or on to the two money committees for review of potential impacts on spending or revenue. The recent news from Washington certainly cast a pall… Read More »

Exploring Shelburne’s farming history

Exploring Shelburne’s farming history

By Odale Cress Farming was, undoubtedly, one of the best reasons non-Native American settlers came to the town of Shelburne in the early years and has played an important part in the economy and culture of the town throughout its history. The Shelburne Historical Society plans to focus on this interesting subject, and its evolution,… Read More »

Spring skiing and dealing with hard falls

Spring skiing and dealing with hard falls

By Mike Woods Well, it turns out winter wasn’t quite finished! We had this article queued up in anticipation of some less fluffy conditions. Alas, the information will be relevant soon enough… With the advent of spring skiing comes the risk of hard falls. The terrain becomes less forgiving, and we see a handful of… Read More »

report from montpelier

By Rep. Jessica Brumsted and Kate Webb We head back to Montpelier this week for the second half of the legislative session. Things will be busy as we finish up all we can in our committees, pass bills to the House floor, debate them, and possibly vote to send them over to the Senate. March… Read More »

Medicare premiums and copayments

Medicare premiums and copayments

More than one half of working Americans know little or nothing about Medicare costs. Not knowing can be expensive. On average, people who haven’t yet retired estimate they’ll spend approximately $50,000 on health care after retirement, according to a 2014 survey. In reality, studies suggest it will cost almost five times that amount – even… Read More »

Report from Montpelier

By RePs. Kate Webb and Jessica Brumsted The Legislature is currently on Town Meeting break, scheduled to reopen on March 14. Over the next two weeks, we will provide an update on a variety of topics under discussion in the State House. First up: addressing the Vermont State Budget. While we monitor potential cuts the… Read More »

Scot Keefe: art from found objects

Scot Keefe: art from found objects

Scot Keefe was only four years old when his creative streak first emerged. He built a toy boat from found objects and appropriated a windshield wiper motor from a car to make it a motor boat. His conservative family wasn’t overly impressed. “I was always considered eccentric and weird because I did that kind of… Read More »

Report from Montpelier

Report from Montpelier

By Rep. Jessica Brumsted There is always a tension between individual rights or local control and what’s best for the entire state. This inherent tension plays out in Montpelier on an almost daily basis as we legislators wrestle with local decision making vs. decisions that are made in law by the legislature and in rules… Read More »

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