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I keep hearing that the tax burden in Connecticut has gotten so bad that people are leaving the state in droves, for real. Lots of them have been coming here to Vermont. I have a friend who is trying … more
Each year, 12 million Americans will take out a payday loan, and the majority of them won't be able to afford repayment, trapping them in a vicious debt cycle with sky high, exorbitant annual … more
With the arrival of spring (in most places), the time has come to focus on a new season of scams. Scammers are truly professional when it comes to targeting fraud and this means they focus on two … more
Communities across the United States are striving to combat opioid use disorder. They can't ignore the 47,000 opioid overdose deaths per year, which have lowered overall life expectancy and boosted … more
The 14th year of the Windham County Heat Fund has finished and the loyalty and generosity of local individuals, businesses, churches and foundations remains the backbone of the organization. Daryl … more
In the last few days of the legislative session I am reflecting on the things that feel like actual accomplishments, even if they appear to be small. I will say that "accomplishment" strikes me as … more
It's truly funny that the same brainless Trump supporters that walk around not allowing anyone to make decisions about their guns are willing to make decisions about a woman's reproductive rights. If … more
Note: "We are here because you were there" is the slogan of 1980s immigrants rights campaign in Britain.Why would so many Guatemalans make the arduous journey to the U.S.-Mexican border seeking … more
It is a beautiful, azure blue, high desert western day, with juniper trees surrounding the campsite and an endless 360 degree view of mountains in the distance. I am visiting a group of teenage boys … more
Today, May 20, marks National Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day, creating an opportunity to raise recognition in our communities around the importance of supporting older Vermonters in … more

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