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Don Kreis

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Donald Kreis is an attorney from Norwich who specializes in cooperatives and their development.  He is also a Senior Energy Law Fellow at Vermont Law School, teaching in the distance learning program.  He has worked as a utility regulator in Vermont and New Hampshire and, in his spare time, writes and thinks about architecture.

  • When my spouse said she was cranky the other morning, I offered this advice: Try to notice something beautiful on your way to work.I was hoping some…
  • Interstate 91 in Brattleboro is hardly the Golden Gate, but as we speak, an engineering marvel worthy of the Golden Gate Bridge is taking shape there.This…
  • I’m constantly telling my graduate students there’s no such thing as a stupid question. If you think it’s stupid, I say, it’s probably not just astute –…
  • I come before you today to blow the whistle on a ubiquitous and pernicious aesthetic phenomenon in Vermont. Something that hides in plain sight, as…
  • The Vermont Citizen’s Advisory Board recently issued a report by the on the deaths of two young children in 2014 who had been in the custody of the…
  • Election day is here – and this is my one-person ‘Get Out the Vote’ effort. So after I cast my vote for governor, and my local justices of the peace, I…
  • We’re a state of historic preservationists. Vermont has an official state architectural historian. Our Act 250 precludes developments with undue adverse…
  • I learned a new word recently, and now I’m gonna roll it out for you: Vomitory. I picked it up while talking to the folks at Northern Stage, the nonprofit…
  • I am a fan of renewable energy – but I'm also a contrarian and an inveterate tilter at the windmill of conventional Vermont thinking. And in that latter…
  • Death seems to be hovering around me this summer, and I’ve really been enjoying it. Specifically, I refer to the deaths in recent weeks of two prominent…