Citizen’s Bonds Sell Out Quickly

The sale of $26.8 million dollars in Citizen’s Bonds available only to Vermonters was supposed to last from Monday morning until Wednesday.  But the state treasurer’s office says the $1,000 bonds sold out by Monday afternoon. Citizen’s Bonds have been part of the state’s bond offerings since the 1990s.  They’re general obligation bonds used to [...]

Mum Is The Word on NEK Announcement

The suspense is building over an announcement Thursday about big economic development plans in the Northeast Kingdom. At the center of the buzz is Jay Peak president Bill Stenger who’s playing it close to the vest until it’s time to make the details known. It appears Stenger will highlight a number of projects and that [...]

3.4% Of Vermonters Are ‘Unbanked’

Deer Mountain across from my house in Braintree is covered with fading logging roads made years ago by a fellow named Ervil, who owned half the mountain and worked on it with his team of horses. At some point Ervil bought a truck and, as his nephew tells the story, he paid for it with [...]

Brock and Shumlin On The Economy

If you’re interested in hearing (and seeing) what the Republican and Democratic candidates had to say about the economy in last night’s VPR debate, here are some excerpts: Here challenger Randy Brock talks about tax burdens in Vermont And here’s Governor Peter Shumlin’s response about ‘telling Vermont’s economic story’ Also, in response to a listener [...]