Monthly Archives: May 2017

Classifying Public Life: Discussion and Examples

In the previous post I discussed how I sometimes think about public life in terms of three sectors: Government For-profit Not-for-profit And sometimes in terms of two sectors: Government Society (= for-profit + not-for-profit) In this post I further discuss … Continue reading

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Classifying Public Life

I sometimes think about public life in terms of three sectors: Government For-profit Not-for-profit Government makes the rules that everyone lives by. The for-profit sector provides most of the goods and services that we use. The not-for-profit sector fills in … Continue reading

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Jeffersonville Commuter Bus

The Jeffersonville Commuter bus will continue to operate through June 30, 2018 without any reduction in service. Click here for the bus schedule – see Route 36. Green Mountain Transit (GMT) is the regional transit authority that operates the bus. … Continue reading

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The Villages Project

The Villages Project is an initiative to provide services to the elderly in their homes in order to allow them to age in place, without moving to an elder care facility. The concept originated with a group of citizens in … Continue reading

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Cemetery Commission

The Town of Cambridge has several boards, committees and commissions, both elected and appointed. As I learn the job of the selectboard, I am also learning what these other groups do. This post is about the cemetery commission. Cemeteries are … Continue reading

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Job of Selectboard Member

The Vermont Secretary of State’s website has concise descriptions of various local government offices: Local Office Descriptions – Who’s Who in Local Government. I found this one amusing: Selectboard Members (elected) General supervision and control over town; enacts ordinances, regulations, … Continue reading

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Acadia vs. Arcadia

Over on “George’s Other Blog” I recently wrote about a trip to Schoodic Peninsula on the coast of Maine, part of Acadia National Park. This leads to a question: what is the difference between “Acadia” and “Arcadia”? The short answer … Continue reading

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