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Your State Sucks, No Yours Does! | 05-17-2019

The survey has been done and unless you live in Washington, your state just doesn’t measure up. That’s the word anyway from U .S. News and World Report , which recently released its assessment of the best and worst states to live in. Based...

As Mayor, He May Not Be Baaaaad | 03-15-2019

All hail Lincoln, a Nubian goat now known as His Honor the Mayor of Fair Haven, Vermont. Yes, as the Associated Press reports , Lincoln outlasted over a dozen other critters seeking the office, most notably a dog named Sammie, to win the final tally 13...

On the Gubernatorial Fast Track | 08-18-2017

When Vermont Gov. Phil Scott talks about getting up on the wheel and getting ‘er done, it’s not always just an analogy for some legislative victory. You see, when not trading paint in the political arena Scott is one of the Green Mountain...

Governor As Artwork | 09-16-2016

Vermont Gov. Pete Shumlin’s time in office is winding down, which can only mean it’s time to immortalize him forever. No, he’s not being stuffed. We’re talking his official portrait, which will eventually hang alongside those of...

Stand By Your Man | 07-08-2016

Vermont First Lady Katie Hunt is no fan of the media. As the Burlington Free Press reports , Hunt was miffed last year when the press leaked news of their engagement, which the couple had wanted to keep private. She also wasn’t thrilled with the...

Governor Spaceman | 06-03-2016

Those of us of a certain age well remember Boston Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee, a stereotypical southpaw from the 1970s with enough of the goof in him to earn the nickname “Spaceman.” But while Lee, now 70, is still active on the mound as a pitcher...

Music Hath Charms | 05-15-2015

to sooth the savage ***, or so said 17 th Century English playwright William Congreve. But can it also cool the hyper-partisan fires that burn in most statehouses? That’s an open question but the folks in the Vermont Capitol are at least trying...