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Our state is an entrepreneur’s dream

By Geoff Robertson When people think of Vermont, an entrepreneurial incubator site is not usually the first thing that comes to mind. Yet that is exactly what our state has the potential to be. Earlier this year, Accel-VT, a business accelerator for climate economy start-ups, worked with eight companies to help them continue on their trajectory to become successful businesses. The companies gained access to industry expertise, an incredible network of local entrepreneurs and opportunities to establish demonstration sites for their products. Through Accel-VT, we gained the knowledge that what Vermont has to offer entrepreneurs, beyond a high quality...

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Newsprint tariff has real impact on press

By Fredric Rutberg Commodities tariffs, when imposed properly and judiciously, can be a potent weapon for enforcing trade policy and fairness. However, the slightest shift of breeze could turn it against its users; tariffs are fraught with dangers for all sides and should be used sparingly if at all — and only after all other avenues have been exhausted. While President Donald Trump’s ill-considered steel tariffs get a lot of attention, a lesser known tariff poses a serious threat. Earlier this year, the North Pacific Paper Company in Washington state filed a petition with the Department of Commerce alleging...

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Messages from Montpelier: June 21, 2018

REP. LORI HOUGHTON By the time you read this I’m hopeful that we will have overridden Gov. Phil Scott’s veto to pass a fiscally responsible budget – a budget supported by virtually every legislator including members of his own party, provides for appropriately $30 million in income tax reductions and significant reductions in the taxation of social security income and levels the residential education tax rate. Therefore, I’d like to direct your attention to other good work your legislative body accomplished this session. Act 196 aims to make it simpler for small businesses to interact with state government by...

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Letters to the Editor: June 21, 2018

Essex failed to exercise duty of care This letter to The Reporter expresses one voter’s concern about the failure of Essex leaders in carrying out their duty of care towards Essex citizens. Since November 2017, all of us have watched unfold multiple reports about two sexual harassment complaints filed in Essex, one in the village, one in the town, against the same official. Whatever the result of Ms. Wrenner’s lawsuit, she knows the difference between a general sexist attitude and illegal sexual harassment. But the handling of Wrenner’s complaint through the town selectboard and town office fails the duty...

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June 14, 2018

By JOE GONILLO During championship weekend the Hornets earned two more banners (to add to the boys’ track and field title) as the softball team defeated Mount Anthony 3-2 and the boys’ tennis team defeated Stowe 4-3. Congratulations to all! Now here we go – the last week of school. Music to the ears of students, teachers and even some administrators. Exams – over; make-up days – over; report cards – done; room inventory and middle school community pool outings – completed; sadly, sports – 99% ended; in-service days…well. Hope your swimsuits, tanning spray, bikes, baseball hats, sunglasses, books,...

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