News of the Day


by Craig Altschul

Secretary of State Deb Markowitz has been rolling through our state’s towns, cities, and small businesses now for a decade. She says she’s learned a thing or three that she can apply in her run for the Governor’s office. “One of the things I learned is that top down decisions from Montpelier rarely work. “I listened to professionals like nurses and real estate agents, engaged our state employees and talked with local officials. The ideas they came up with were central to the turnaround in the Secretary of State’s office, now nationally recognized for our innovation and customer service.” We here at agree with her. Things just bubble up better than they bubble down.

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About Craig Altschul

Craig Altschul is Editorial Director of He is a veteran snow journalist, having covered the sport for more than 40 years. His syndicated snow sports humor column, Ski Tips, ran in newspapers across the country for 20 years. He was Global Editor-in-Chief for OnTheSnow for 12 years and has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers. Altschul is past president of both the Eastern Ski Writers Association and the North American Snow Journalists Association.

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