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  • Working-class people are just one bad break away from loosing everything

    Columns  > Opinion

    Dear Editor, In 1989, while commercial fishing, a two ton block of ice came crashing down on me. Since then I have been disabled. My wife and I scraped by on her salary until the day our Jeep died. With no reliable public t ...

  • No new taxes

    Columns  > Opinion

    Dear Editor, Somewhere along the way our legislature missed Governor Shumlin's promise to us of no new taxes. According to articles in the Rutland Herald, House Speaker Shap Smith, and our elected representatives are lookin ...

  • What does shifting funds from Earned Income Credit to a child care subsidy accomplish?

    Columns  > Opinion

    Dear Editor, Governor Shumlin proposes cutting the Earned Income Tax Credit for the working poor in order to shift funds to the state's child care subsidy for the working poor. He justifies this transfer as a means of helpi ...

  • The Vermont budget should be accountable to Vermonters

    Columns  > Opinion

    Dear Editor, The Governor's budget proposal address stated that we are in fiscally better shape than most of the other states and continued to say what every other governor says, "...more tough choices and restraint, as we ...

  • Letter to the Editor: Teens are responsible and productive members of the local workforce

    Important Community Bulletins

    Dear Editor, I have just finished reading the column "Reasons I did not get flu shot..." I am amazed, upset and appalled that the contents of this article. For Brett Yates to insinuate that the responsible and product ...

  • Letter to the Editor: Richard Kropp

    Breaking News

    Dear Editor, We have a Chamber, a select board, and we voted for an option tax to fund improvements to create a four-season resort. Your article is right on the money. It's visual, everything is visual. We have the restaura ...

  • Letter to the Editor: Anne Gallivan

    Breaking News

    Dear Editor, First, on this Veteran's Day as I write, I want to thank my husband for his service with a medical unit in Vietnam. To all veterans, I share in broad appreciation for the sacrifice of your service. I also want ...

  • New strategies for success needed

    Important Community Bulletins

    Dear Editor, I have watched with interest the many positive changes that have been taken place at Killington over the past few months. While it was bittersweet to see Bill's Country Store sell for $355,000, it will be ...

  • Candidate seeks re-election with write-in

    Important Community Bulletins

    Dear Editor, Due to several issues, my name will not appear on the November ballot as a Justice of the Peace candidate. I have held this position for several years and would like to continue serving you.  Please enter ...

  • Castleton had great summer concerts

    Important Community Bulletins

    Dear Editor, Once again, the Castleton Summer Concerts successfully completed its annual season. This summer was the 17th summer series, Castleton State College partnered with the series and will continue to take a major ro ...

  • In response to the US Court of Appeals ruling to vacate the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

    Important Community Bulletins

    Dear Editor, A recent court ruling marks a tremendous setback for the health of residents across our region, especially kids and seniors. It puts polluters before the public's health. And it allows out-of-state industries to ...

  • Moratorium on tasers needed now

    Breaking News

    Dear Editor, MacAdam Mason, 39-years-old, was a talented artist as well as a person with disabilities, including epilepsy. He was shot by Vermont State Police with a Taser stun gun while unarmed outside his home in Thetford ...

  • Green Mountain Care should be comprehensive

    Breaking News

    Dear Editor, I believe that Green Mountain Care should be as comprehensive as possible, a system where the standard is that of quality of life. A system that puts to rest the multi-tier or package approach to healthcare fin ...

  • Suffering is unnecessary, there are solutions that need support

    Breaking News

    Dear Editor, I have a spinal cord injury from whiplash car accidents that is not treatable by current medical practices. I am in chronic pain in my shoulders and upper back and my left arm is significantly atrophied. Along ...

  • Mental health services are essential to health care offerings

    Breaking News

    Dear Editor, I am now retired but was a practicing clinical social worker for 30 years. Regarding what services should be included in Green Mountain Care, mental health services are an essential part. These services should b ...

  • Perspective: Head Environmentalist “can’t wait” for smart meters

    Breaking News

    Dear Editor, The head of Vermont's Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) almost giddy opinion piece in support of the controversial wireless "smart meters" currently being installed in Vermont, prompted immediate rebuttal from ...

  • Government should be obligated to meet all basic healthcare needs

    Breaking News

    Dear Editor, I am a senior with social work and sociology major at Castleton State College. I wish to share my story because people's health needs and their ability to get comprehensive, appropriate care is very import ...

  • Letter to the Edior, Jim Blackman

    Important Community Bulletins

    Dear Editor, Marketing 101. In response the letter in last week paper by Vito Rasenas commenting on Green Mountain National, he basically had two points, which I'd like to address. The first was about the General Managers e ...

  • Letter to the Editor, Alicia Maddox

    Important Community Bulletins

    Dear Editor, I am currently a student at CCV just about to finish up my Associates' in Liberal Studies. I am hoping to go on for a Bachelor's in Environmental Studies and  Education. I am also a mom of five childr ...

  • Letter to the Editor Minga Rae Dana

    Important Community Bulletins

    Dear Editor, The Board of Commissioners and staff of Marble Valley Regional Transit District, "The Bus", thank the voters who supported our funding on Town Meeting Day in the following communities:  Brandon, City of Ru ...

  • Letter to Editor, Vito Rasenas

    Important Community Bulletins

    Dear Editor, At the February 28th Killington Selectboard meeting the 2012 Green Mountain National Golf Course (GMNGC) rates and policies were presented. There was an increase in season pass prices and a tightening of collec ...

  • Letter to the Editor 3.8

    Important Community Bulletins

    Dear Editor, There is a lot of smoke blowing around in the conversations about the cost of changes in health care. Some is based on estimates and projections, and some is clearly purposeful misinformation. But it ...

  • Letter to the Editor, Chris Bianchi

    Important Community Bulletins

    Dear Killington Residents, For those of you who don't know me, a quick introduction; my family moved to Killington in 1973 as I entered first grade at what is now Killington Elementary. I moved back to the Killington area ...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Important Community Bulletins

    Dear Editor, For several years, sometimes more than once a year, we have received telephone solicitations for the Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont.  Because here in Killington we have a volunteer Fire and Re ...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Important Community Bulletins

    Dear Editor, Thank you to the Rutland Lodge of Elks #345 for again having sponsored a Valentine Barbecue and Dance for approx. 120 members of ARC-Rutland Area on Sunday, Feb. 12. Special thanks to Secretary, Brian Gau ...

  • Letter to the Editor 2.16

    Important Community Bulletins

    Dear Editor, The American Lung Association's 2012 State of Tobacco Control report highlights Vermont's need to increase its investment in the comprehensive tobacco control program. Although Vermont has been a leader in r ...

  • Letter to the Editor 2.9

    Important Community Bulletins

    Dear Editor, Vermont Strong or forever powerless through CVPS-GMP merger? Is the disappearance of CVPS, the sole privately-owned Vermont utility, into a merger with Green Mountain Power and Gaz Metro really in Vermont's be ...

  • Letter to the Editor Feb. 1

    Important Community Bulletins

    Dear Editor, First, I'd like to say that at 56 years old, this is the first time I've ever written a letter to the editor. But I was so incensed by the article in your Jan 26 edition by Scott Rogers who is the Director of O ...

  • Letter to the Editor Feb. 2

    Important Community Bulletins

    Dear Editor, 
The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association, as all groups in service to their communities, could not prosper without the support of people in the community itself. Joyce Ringhel was just such a pers ...

  • Letter to the Editor 1.26

    Important Community Bulletins

    Dear Editor, Forty years ago at Christmas time, a little boy wrote a letter to "Letters to Santa" on WSYB, asking for help, because his younger brother needed a blanket and a pair of boots. The window in their bedroom was b ...