In The Woods, On The Stage and On The Page, Vt Logger, Storyteller, Author is a Cut Above

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In The Woods, On The Stage and On The Page, Vt Logger, Storyteller, Author is a Cut Above

For Immediate Release: Master Storyteller, Woodsman and Author Bill Torrey will be debuting his One-man Storytelling Performance, Cutting Remarks Saturday, September 21st at 7:30 at the Main Street Landing Film House in Burlington. (Sponsored by MSL) This is the first of four performances this autumn.  Others are at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury on

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Vermont Woodlands Association PSA with Mike Fritz minute March 11, 2016 DVD

A PSA made for the Vermont Woodlands Association. VWA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation whose mission is to advocate for the management, sustainability, perpetuation, and enjoyment of forests through the practice of excellent forestry that employs highly integrated management practices that protect and enhance both the tangible and intangible values of forests – including clean

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Vermont Woodlands Association PSA with Richard Carbonetti minute March 11, 2016 DVD

A PSA made for the Vermont Woodlands Association. VWA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation whose mission is to advocate for the management, sustainability, perpetuation, and enjoyment of forests through the practice of excellent forestry that employs highly integrated management practices that protect and enhance both the tangible and intangible values of forests – including clean

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Woods Whys Explores Hows and Whys of Forests and Forestry

Woods Whys: New Book by Forests, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Explores the Hows and Whys of Forests and Forestry MONTPELIER, VT – Have you ever wondered how trees “come back to life” in spring? Why paper birches are so white? Or which trees make the best firewood? A new book by Vermont’s Commissioner of Forests,

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New Cap on Capital Gains Exclusion

New cap on capital gains exclusion The existing 40% exclusion for capital gains will be capped at $350,000 under Act 71, Sec. 1, effective July 1, 2019. This means that any gain above $875,000 will be taxed at standard income tax rates. Taxpayers who are considering a sales of a large capital asset may want

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Workers’ Comp for Loggers

New safety program to help loggers and reduce workers’ comp Governor Phil Scott today announced a new initiative to address the high cost of workers’ compensation insurance for logging contractors in Vermont’s forest economy. The Vermont Logger Safety and Workers’ Compensation Insurance Program—developed collaboratively by the Departments of Financial Regulation, Labor and Forests, Parks and

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Legislative Update Issue 16

WEEK 17 This will be the last newsletter for the session.  I will do an end of year wrap-up after adjournment to report on what passed and what did not. With adjournment looming the legislature worked to get bills passed and committees of conference formed.  A committee of conference is comprised of 6 members, 3

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Legislative Wrap Up, Issue 17

Legislative Wrap Up Issue 17 In one of the most bizarre adjournments in recent history the 2019 Legislative session came to end, officially, Wednesday afternoon, May 29.  However, the House and the Governor had adjourned on Friday May 24, when Speaker Johnson realized there would not be an agreement reached on either paid family leave

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A Charitable Idea and Tax Savings

A Charitable Idea and Tax Savings Like many other VWA members, I turned 70 ½ in 2018 and was faced with my first annual mandatory Individual Retirement Account (IRA) distribution. And as 2018 draws to a close, I first must determine if I will itemize or not when deciding on charitable donations in 2018. Fortunately,

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