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Gregory Dennis http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/129/all en Gregory Dennis: Remembering the Frost Heaves http://addisonindependent.com/201503gregory-dennis-remembering-frost-heaves <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Gregory Dennis </div> </div> </div> <p> Some people do crazy things in midlife. They get divorced from a person they love, or they change careers or move across the country for no apparent reason.</p> <p> But almost no one can say their midlife crisis involved creating a professional basketball team. A team that brightened the days of a rabid coterie of cowbell-clanging fans amid the winter gloom &mdash; and gave Vermont its first professional sports championships.</p> <p> But Alex Wolff can say he did that.</p> <p> Along with his wife, Vanessa, Wolff founded and ran the aptly named Vermont Frost Heaves.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29090">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503gregory-dennis-remembering-frost-heaves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Alex Wolff basketball Cornwall Sports Illustrated Vanessa Wolff Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:16:49 +0000 Trent Campbell 29090 at http://addisonindependent.com Greg Dennis: The governor and ungrateful liberals http://addisonindependent.com/201412greg-dennis-governor-and-ungrateful-liberals <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Gregory Dennis </div> </div> </div> <p> Midway between the November elections and the start of the Vermont legislative hunting season, the question on most political observers&rsquo; minds is this: Will Gov. Shumlin get his groove back?</p> <p> On the answer to that question hangs the fate of liberals&rsquo; hopes for statewide action on healthcare reform, climate change and property tax relief.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27225">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412greg-dennis-governor-and-ungrateful-liberals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion legislature liberals mandate Shumlin Wed, 03 Dec 2014 21:40:22 +0000 Zach Despart 27225 at http://addisonindependent.com Greg Dennis: Why a gratitude holiday matters http://addisonindependent.com/201411greg-dennis-why-gratitude-holiday-matters <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Gregory Dennis </div> </div> </div> <p> North America is a land where, as Jackson Browne says on his new album, &ldquo;Even in the richer neighborhoods, people don&rsquo;t know when they&rsquo;ve got it good. They&rsquo;ve got the envy, and they&rsquo;ve got it bad.&rdquo;</p> <p> Which is one more reason it&rsquo;s a good thing that in Canada and the United States, we set aside one holiday weekend a year to count our blessings.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26973">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201411greg-dennis-why-gratitude-holiday-matters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Jackson Browne thanksgiving Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:37:35 +0000 Zach Despart 26973 at http://addisonindependent.com Greg Dennis: Climate movement's secret weapon — fun! http://addisonindependent.com/201409greg-dennis-climate-movements-secret-weapon-%E2%80%94-fun <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Gregory Dennis </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">World leaders are meeting at the U.N. this week, in the wake of Sunday&rsquo;s historic People&rsquo;s Climate March &mdash; which filled the streets of Manhattan with more than 400,000 people calling for action to curb climate change.</span></p> <p> U.N. conference rooms will be filled with ponderous discussions, hard negotiations and perhaps a bit of progress toward a new global treaty to fight what U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has called &ldquo;the world&rsquo;s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25745">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409greg-dennis-climate-movements-secret-weapon-%E2%80%94-fun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion People's Climate March Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:07:14 +0000 Zach Despart 25745 at http://addisonindependent.com Greg Dennis: On the road to People's Climate March http://addisonindependent.com/201409greg-dennis-road-peoples-climate-march <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Gregory Dennis </div> </div> </div> <p class="rtecenter"> <em style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">We&rsquo;re still marching in the streets</em></p> <p class="rtecenter"> <em>With little victories and big defeats</em></p> <p class="rtecenter"> <em>&mdash;Joan Baez, &ldquo;To Bobby&rdquo;</em></p> <p> Baez wrote those lyrics to her old boyfriend Bob Dylan more than 40 years ago. And sadly, they&rsquo;re still true today.</p> <p> The climate change movement certainly knows about little victories and big defeats.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25496">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409greg-dennis-road-peoples-climate-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Bobby Zimmerman climate change Joan Baez McKibben new york Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:20:45 +0000 Zach Despart 25496 at http://addisonindependent.com Greg Dennis: Lies that liberals tell themselves http://addisonindependent.com/201408greg-dennis-lies-liberals-tell-themselves <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Gregory Dennis </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">I am, by any contemporary definition, a political liberal. No other approach seems to me both practical and morally justifiable.</span></p> <p> But I&rsquo;ve got enough journalistic skepticism to know that not all the liberal truths are really true. And not seeing the truth, in all its nuances, can be dangerous for any political philosophy. (See pre-World War II isolationism; or &ldquo;We can bring democracy to the Mideast by invading Iraq.&rdquo;)</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25242">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201408greg-dennis-lies-liberals-tell-themselves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion abortion GMOs liberals Obama single-payer Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:35:59 +0000 Zach Despart 25242 at http://addisonindependent.com Greg Dennis: Early days at the Valley Voice http://addisonindependent.com/201408greg-dennis-early-days-valley-voice <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Gregory Dennis </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">You&rsquo;d have to be a little crazy to start a weekly newspaper in rural Vermont today. The economics just aren&rsquo;t there.</span></p> <p> You also had to be crazy to start a weekly paper here 40 years ago. But that didn&rsquo;t stop a bunch of us from doing so, when we launched the <em>Valley Voice</em> in the summer of 1974.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24996">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201408greg-dennis-early-days-valley-voice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion newspaper Valley Voice Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:34:08 +0000 Zach Despart 24996 at http://addisonindependent.com Greg Dennis: Diagnosing a case of summer fever http://addisonindependent.com/201406greg-dennis-diagnosing-case-summer-fever <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Gregory Dennis </div> </div> </div> <p> Case Number: 12345</p> <p> Patient: G. Dennis</p> <p> Age: 61, going on 10</p> <p> Primary symptoms: Smiles far too often. Breathes deeply of the June breeze. Prone to random, pointless walks outdoors. Delusions about the length of the current season.</p> <p> Dear Dr. Freud:</p> <p> I write to refer to you a patient, a Mr. G. Dennis, whose ailments are too serious for me to deal with as a psychotherapist. I trust him to your care in hopes your methods can help this poor soul.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24141">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201406greg-dennis-diagnosing-case-summer-fever" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Summertime Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:58:04 +0000 Zach Despart 24141 at http://addisonindependent.com Greg Dennis: Growing the $3,000 tomato http://addisonindependent.com/201405greg-dennis-growing-3000-tomato <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Gregory Dennis </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">This is the story of the thousand-dollar tomato.</span></p> <p> Or, &ldquo;How Our Hero (I Use the Word Loosely), an Inexperienced Gardener with More Money than Sense, Started His Garden Late, and Expensively.&rdquo;</p> <p> It all began not with the need for a garden, but for a vacation. The annual mid-summer escape to Maine was a distant dream when I began casting about for something to break up the work months between Christmas and August.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23614">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201405greg-dennis-growing-3000-tomato" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion gardening Thu, 29 May 2014 13:52:37 +0000 Zach Despart 23614 at http://addisonindependent.com Greg Dennis: Lasting, local steps toward divestment http://addisonindependent.com/201404greg-dennis-lasting-local-steps-toward-divestment <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Gregory Dennis </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">It&rsquo;s one thing to launch a national political movement. It&rsquo;s another and much larger challenge to see it gain momentum.</span></p> <p> Remember Beyond War? Remember the Million Man March? Me neither.</p> <p> So the growing success of the national movement for fossil fuel divestment is all the more impressive. Launched just a couple years ago by 350.org (which itself originated on the Middlebury College campus), the divestment campaign has proven it has staying power.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22762">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201404greg-dennis-lasting-local-steps-toward-divestment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion divestment fossil fuels Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:15:45 +0000 Zach Despart 22762 at http://addisonindependent.com Greg Dennis: College-town collaboration is a winner http://addisonindependent.com/201404greg-dennis-college-town-collaboration-winner <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Gregory Dennis </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Every year after Town Meeting Day, Vermonters get an interesting glimpse at what we &ldquo;really&rdquo; think about some controversial statewide issues. That glimpse comes courtesy of State Sen. William Doyle&rsquo;s survey distributed at many town meetings.</span></p> <p> This year&rsquo;s findings are worth noting on several counts, from legal weed to wind power. But before we consider those statewide issues, let&rsquo;s first turn to some local ones.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22500">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201404greg-dennis-college-town-collaboration-winner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Middlebury College selectboard Town office Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:18:58 +0000 Zach Despart 22500 at http://addisonindependent.com Gregory Dennis: Remembering the 'lost' ski areas http://addisonindependent.com/201403gregory-dennis-remembering-lost-ski-areas <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Gregory Dennis </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">When the definitive history of Vermont is written, skiing may not be much more than a footnote.</span></p> <p> But the New England Lost Ski Areas Project ensures it will be a lively footnote. And the project reminds us that skiing is an inextricable part of the history of Vermont and even Addison County.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22262">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201403gregory-dennis-remembering-lost-ski-areas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Dennis skiing Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:59:40 +0000 Zach Despart 22262 at http://addisonindependent.com Gregory Dennis: Town office plan – cussed and discussed http://addisonindependent.com/201403gregory-dennis-town-office-plan-%E2%80%93-cussed-and-discussed <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Gregory Dennis </div> </div> </div> <p> Former Middlebury town planner Fred Dunnington sent along photos taken in the tropics with the underwater camera he got as a retirement present this past summer. With the temperature on Monday night hovering at zero, selectboard Chairman Dean George said at Middlebury&rsquo;s town meeting he was glad someone was enjoying warm weather somewhere.</p> <p> Dennis Cassidy asked the moderator, former Gov. Jim Douglas, if he was ready to declare he was running for governor again. Douglas dryly quipped that Cassidy was &ldquo;out of order on many fronts.&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/21974/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/21974">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201403gregory-dennis-town-office-plan-%E2%80%93-cussed-and-discussed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog Middlebury opinion town office plan Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:23:36 +0000 Addison Independent 21974 at http://addisonindependent.com Greg Dennis: Remembering the granddaddy of holidays http://addisonindependent.com/201312greg-dennis-remembering-granddaddy-holidays <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Gregory Dennis </div> </div> </div> <p> There&rsquo;s an old saying that you can take the boy out of the country, but you can&rsquo;t take the country out of the boy.</p> <p> To which I would add that while you can take the boy out of Christmas &mdash; you can turn him into a non-Christian, tree-hugging dirt worshipper &mdash; you can&rsquo;t take the Christmas out of the boy.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/20798">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201312greg-dennis-remembering-granddaddy-holidays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Between the Lines Tue, 24 Dec 2013 19:37:22 +0000 John McCright 20798 at http://addisonindependent.com Dismantling the myth of JFK’s Camelot http://addisonindependent.com/201311dismantling-myth-jfk%E2%80%99s-camelot <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Gregory Dennis </div> </div> </div> <p> We all remember where we were when we heard the news.</p> <p> I was in Miss Howard&rsquo;s classroom.</p> <p> It&rsquo;s funny the little things you recall from 50 years ago. Miss Howard was young, pretty and friendly. But she was overweight, and everyone knew she would have a hard time finding a husband.</p> <p> My classmates and I spent the time before and after school that fall playing touch football, and arguing about whether the ball carrier had actually been touched with two hands or just one.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/20092/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/20092">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201311dismantling-myth-jfk%E2%80%99s-camelot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog Gregory Dennis Thu, 14 Nov 2013 14:31:29 +0000 Trent Campbell 20092 at http://addisonindependent.com