The Foreclosure Next Door: Occupy Guildhall?

This is the foreclosed home in our tiny, otherwise picturesque village of Guildhall, Vermont. These days, I regularly find myself wondering if maybe it’s a suitable location for our own Occupy Guildhall  encampment. After all, the house has been sitting empty and forlorn for over two years, grossly neglected by whatever distant lending companies nowContinue reading “The Foreclosure Next Door: Occupy Guildhall?”

Some Disheartening News: Elements Food and Spirit to Close (Unless…)

Elements. Known around these parts as the best restaurant in the entire Northeast Kingdom. Possibly among the best in the state of Vermont. A remarkable restaurant where I’ve never had a bad meal, and where I always want to have dessert. Since I’ve lived in the NEK, Elements has always been a touchstone for me,Continue reading “Some Disheartening News: Elements Food and Spirit to Close (Unless…)”

Sonia Sotomayor: A U.S. Supreme Court Justice Comes to Vermont

Thanks to Senator Patrick Leahy’s office, United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor came to Randolph, Vermont this past weekend. She was the keynote speaker at the 15th Annual Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference, held at Vermont Technical College. The hall was packed with women–and a few men–eager to hear her speak, but really, she behavedContinue reading “Sonia Sotomayor: A U.S. Supreme Court Justice Comes to Vermont”

At the Vermont Supreme Court: Laura is Admitted to the Practice of Law

Yesterday, December 7, at approximately 10:20 am, I stood before the five Justices of the Vermont Supreme Court, raised my right hand and took an oath to support, protect and defend the United States and Vermont Constitutions. It was a heady moment for me and the other 50 new attorneys taking that oath. I thinkContinue reading “At the Vermont Supreme Court: Laura is Admitted to the Practice of Law”