Opinion

Opinion
September 25, 2014

Shumlin tax filings show $10 million in assets

By Laura Krantz, VTDigger.org

Gov. Peter Shumlin released his 2013 tax return Friday, reporting $721,445 in gross income and total assets worth $10.3 million.

Shumlin’s 1040 IRS form shows most of his income comes from real estate he owns and rents. He reported $128,639 in…

Opinion
September 25, 2014

Should solar projects have more public input?

Here’s a comment by a Vermont solar company executive that offers as much hope as it presents concern: “In the future, solar panels are going to be as ubiquitous as barns and silos, and we should be working toward it, not against it.”

The comment…

Killington Resort president answers community question
Opinion
September 11, 2014

Killington Resort president answers community question

Q&A with Mike Solimano

Editor’s note: The Mountain Times receives many questions from readers every week about Killington Resort and Pico Mountain operations. In order to best answer some of the most common questions we will pose them directly to Mike Solimano, president…

Opinion
September 11, 2014

The summer of our discontent

By Lee H. Hamilton

Despite these last few months of hot and lazy days, it’s been hard not to notice a cold political wind blowing through the country. The magazine Foreign Affairs captured it with its latest cover, a mockup of a travel…

Opinion
September 11, 2014

Master Gardeners deserve praise for their work at the Fair

Dear Editor,

As the Vermont State Fair comes to a close, once again, the fairground gardens were prominently displayed. The Rutland County Extension Service Master Gardeners planted and maintained the ten gardens around the fairgrounds with dedication. Anyone attending this year’s fair, will tell…

Opinion
September 11, 2014

Funding schools with imaginary students raises questions

Dear Editor,

After reading Gov. Shumlin’s letter to Rebecca Holcombe, secretary for the Vermont Agency of Education, dated Aug. 19, 2014, which outlines initiatives he hopes she and the Agency will pursue on his behalf to advance progress this year, I was confused…