Opinion

Letter
January 9, 2019

Our love affair with pizza pie

Dear Editor,

Pizza is a big and tasty business in America; luscious and lip-smacking. In 2015, $38.5 billion worth of pizza was sold nationwide, according to Pizza magazine.

The story of America’s love relationship with pizza began in 1905 in New York City—not Italy. Drum…

Letter
January 9, 2019

Economic development: We can do better

Dear Editor,

Secretary of Commerce and Community Development Mike Schirling highlighted actions his agency has taken to make a positive impact on Vermont’s previously lackluster economic development program: “focusing on fundamental activities, supporting economic growth, and affordability,” in a recent VTDigger piece.

There are many…

Op - Ed
January 9, 2019

Ehlers pitches amendment to Vermont Constitution

By James Ehlers

As you know, 2019 is a constitutional amendment year, with the next one not coming until 2023. For this reason, I ask, on behalf of a broad constituency of Vermonters, for your consideration of and assistance in amending our Vermont Constitution beginning…

Op - Ed
January 9, 2019

Creation, innovation may help Vermont dairy farmers

By Anson Tebbetts

As we enter a new year, many Vermont dairy farmers, as well as farmers nationwide, continue fighting through their economic fog. Trapped in an antiquated federal dairy pricing system, Vermont’s hard-working stewards of the land are at the whim of a highly…

Letter
January 1, 2019

Open letter to the legislators

Dear Editor,

To the legislators, first, thank you all for your willingness to serve your constituents and all Vermonters. You are appreciated by most of us. But please remember, you serve both the special wants and needs of your constitution, and,…

Op - Ed
January 1, 2019

Celebrating who we are and what we love in 2019

By Laura Wilkinson

The light is slowly returning and the final days of 2018 are upon us. The festivities of December will be replaced by the quiet starkness of January. As much as I enjoy the rituals of the season, I…

Op - Ed
January 1, 2019

As rural economies go in the nation, so goes Vermont

By David Moats

Economic stagnation in Vermont is not new. For decades, it has defied the efforts of political leaders, Republican and Democrat, to solve it.

What’s new is a growing…

Opinion
January 1, 2019

Open letter to the legislators

Dear Editor,

To the legislators, first, thank you all for your willingness to serve your constituents and all Vermonters. You are appreciated by most of us. But please remember, you serve both the special wants and needs of your constitution, and, of all…

Letter
January 1, 2019

Veterans’ Home says thanks

Dear Editor,

The Vermont Veterans’ Home wants to thank those who participated in this year’s National Wreaths Across America Day at the Vermont Veterans’ Home. Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the mission to remember, honor and teach is carried out…

Letter
January 1, 2019

Thanks for holiday contributions

Dear Editor,

Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging would like to thank the many individuals and organizations throughout our service area, who, in recent months, have generously coordinated and contributed to a range of charitable initiatives benefiting the clients of SVCOA.