Paul Taylor

Two prescient quotes

As I watch the reality of Donald Trump unfold, I am reminded of two thoroughly prescient quotes:

“Every day I ask myself the same question: How can this be happening in America? How can people like these be in charge of our country? If I didn't see it with my own eyes, I'd think I was having a hallucination.”

-Philip Roth, The Plot Against America

“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”...

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An Act 250 decision on quarry is overdue

It is approaching a full year since the state's Act 250 District Commission completed public hearings on a proposed industrial-scale schist quarry in Halifax's conservation district. During that time, the commission provided numerous opportunities for the applicant and opponents to submit additional information. Final deadlines for submissions have passed,

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