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No wonder our youth are looking for cheaper climes

By EMERSON LYNN It’s called the rule of 72. It’s a simplified way of figuring out how long it will take for your investment to double. Just divide 72 by the annual rate of return for the answer. A 7.2 percent return, for example, doubles your money in 10 years. That same principle works on…

Response: Not all jokes are appropriate

This open letter is in response to Ms. Deb Kalkstein-Lamb, who submitted a letter in last week’s Essex Reporter about an inappropriate joke told at the June 9 planning commission meeting. Ms. Kalkstein-Lamb, thank you for your letter. It is great to know that so many people follow us on Channel 17 and are interested…

Kesha Ram is face of future

There are three strong candidates running for lieutenant governor this year. They are all good people. I worked with all of them during my years in state government while I was the executive director of the Vermont Commission on Women, a non-partisan state agency. Now that I am retired, I can voice my opinion. I…

Evans stands for Sirotkin

Prior to becoming a senator, many of my fellow lawmakers already knew Michael Sirotkin as a highly effective and respected advocate for Vermont consumers and working families. He had frequently taken on some of the most powerful interest groups – tobacco, insurance and drug makers. He scored impressive legislative victories against them. Representing Essex Town…