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Welcome to Charlie Buttrey's blog. Explore Charlie's insights on current legal issues and concerns and how they relate to our world... as well as, other subjects that have caught his eye and interest.

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  1. June 17, 2021 Every year (pandemic years excepted), Thetford Academy hosts both the Woods Trail Invitational Cross-Country meet (during which about 1,500 high school runners from all six New England states, New York and New Jersey converge on our little town) and the Vermont state high school cross-country championships. In the 30 or so years...

    The post I knew her when appeared first on Charlie Buttrey.

  2. June 16, 2021 My wife’s name is Karen. According to the Social Security Administration, in the decade of the 1950’s, Karen was the 8th-most popular girl’s name (behind Mary, Linda, Patricia, Susan, Deborah, Barbara and Debra).  332,504 girls were named Karen in that ten-year span. In the 1960’s, while the raw numbers went down (as...

    The post What goes up… appeared first on Charlie Buttrey.

  3. June 15, 2021 Normalcy, or what passes for normalcy these days, has returned to the Green Mountains. Having become the first state in the country to achieve a vaccination rate of 80%, Vermont now imposes no restrictions on public gatherings. Non-vaccinated people are, of course, strongly encouraged to continue socially distancing and to wear masks,...

    The post Vermont leads the way (again) appeared first on Charlie Buttrey.

  4. June 14, 2021 Here are three news items that may or may not be related: One, not only was there a huge surge in gun purchases across the country in 2020, one in five Americans who purchased a firearm during the past year was a first-time buyer. 39 percent of American households now own guns,...

    The post Three things in the news appeared first on Charlie Buttrey.

  5. June 13, 2021 This one is behind a paywall (click here to give it a shot), so you’ll probably have to take my word for it. On Friday, 23-year-old Jordan Deford was driving north in I-91 in Hartford, Vermont, a few miles south of here, when he spotted a Windsor (Vt.) police cruiser. Deford is...

    The post The cost of free speech appeared first on Charlie Buttrey.