Monthly Archives: November 2017

CET Recommendations – Town Administrator

This is the fourth post in a series of four posts about the report of the Community Engagement Team (CET) to the selectboard on November 20. A list of the posts in this series is at the bottom of this … Continue reading

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CET Recommendations – Town Meeting

This is the third post in a series of four posts about the report of the Community Engagement Team (CET) to the selectboard on November 20. A list of the posts in this series is at the bottom of this … Continue reading

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CET Recommendations – Assigned Questions

This is the second post in a series of four posts about the report of the Community Engagement Team (CET) to the selectboard on November 20. A list of the posts in this series is at the bottom of this post. … Continue reading

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Community Engagement Team Report

The Community Engagement Team (CET) in my town of Cambridge, Vermont, presented its report to the selectboard at the board’s regular meeting on November 20. The CET’s report is on the town’s website here. In this post, I review the … Continue reading

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What is a quorum?

What is a quorum? That is a basic question for government boards, commissions and committees. There should be a simple answer to this question, but a recent experience proved otherwise. A few days ago we had a meeting of the … Continue reading

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Toensing v. Internet Domains

The Vermont Supreme Court issued a decision last month saying that personal email used for government business is subject to Vermont’s Public Records Act. The case was Brady C. Toensing v. the Attorney General of Vermont. The decision was unanimous. … Continue reading

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George Perkins Marsh

George Perkins Marsh has been called the “Father of the American Conservation Movement” because of his seminal book Man and Nature published in 1864. Today his legacy is honored by the Marsh – Billings – Rockefeller National Historic Park encompassing … Continue reading

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