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Old 04-22-2008, 03:48 PM
 
Location: hinesburg, vt
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Home heating oil futures really ramped up as well so barring some miracle there will be no pre buy deals to be had this summer. The other secondary sources will also see increases as well as demand increases. Unless you have a good ongoing supply from your own woodlot and have the time and energy to fell, skid, cut, split, and dry cord wood the majority of folks are going to have to spend more of their budget for heating. On the topic of electricity our rates are fairly high, but mark 21 March 2012 on your calendar because if Shumlin & Company have their way Yankee will not renew and go offline. The power has to come from somewhere and all of the other sources will result in noticable increases. Electric power dependant industries are no doubt watching this closely. Speaking of industries, a developing story involves our very own IBM in Essex, the largest single private cash cow in Vt, as apparently Shumlin got into a verbal spat with their head boss here. Don't know the full details yet, but it must of been good enough to result in a formal apology from the governor. Must have been pent up angst which just bubbled up due to Earth Day
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:35 PM
 
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Dear NYtoVT, I was shocked and disturbed to read what you wrote ..."Vermonters that sell wood for heating are taking advantage of the current oil market conditions and raping wood buyers"

Please know that I have been a VTer my whole life, and real VTers- born and raised are barely able to survive like we used to since land and property values have gone up so crazily. My parents home which is just an old farm house TRIPLED in "value" according to the state, and they had to sell some farm land and can barely afford their taxes. Your generalized and vulgar accusation of VTers taking advantage of others is absolutely offensive. VTers are trying to get by, that is it. If they have wood, they sell it-that is it. Its called the law of supply and demand-and hey no one calls it raping when the states makes an elderly couple who lived in their house for 40yrs pay taxes on a house that hasn't changed but has tripled in value- in 4 years. Geez no wonder VT isn't changing for the better. I am disappointed we have people like you moving to our once beautiful state.
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Old 03-17-2010, 02:21 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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Well this is an old thread...

But with land being expensive to own, you have to accept firewood will need to be more expensive.
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