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Vermont town set for head-on collision with utility over green energy financing

By   /  August 29, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of town of Strafford

“If Strafford wants to do that, that’s a noble cause on their part. But they have to understand there’s no such thing as a free lunch. That changes the value of the project to the utility.”

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Some small business owners say better off before Vermont Health Connect

By   /  August 27, 2015  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of state of Vermont

Leach said that with Vermont Health Connect, “You’re buying a Volkswagen, not a Cadillac. The premium looks the same, but your access to coverage is very restricted.”

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Vermont town protests renewable energy credits for Massachusetts, Connecticut

By   /  August 25, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

US Dept of Energy photo

“I don’t think most Vermonters would want to have our landscape covered with these things for the benefit of other states, even if this saves us a few dollars.”

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Vermont attorney general bucks New Hampshire, defends Planned Parenthood funds

By   /  August 21, 2015  /  Health Care, Issues, New Hampshire, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo by Bruce Parker

“Given the strong support for women’s constitutional rights to reproductive freedoms in Vermont, I believe any significant reduction in support for Planned Parenthood in our state is unlikely.”

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Vermont’s affordability crisis causing exodus of retirees

By   /  August 19, 2015  /  News, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of Chris LeBlanc

“As we looked forward to retirement, we wondered if we could afford to live there in a fixed income situation. The more time went on, it seemed the answer to that was no.”

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Vermont Health Connect spending eerily similar to shut down exchanges

By   /  August 18, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo by Bruce parker

“Whether VHC can ever be made to work appears increasingly unlikely.”

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