Opinion

Letter
December 1, 2016

Making votes count with the Electoral College

Dear Editor, The framers of the US Constitution created the Electoral College as a result of a compromise for the presidential election process.  During the debate, some delegates felt that a direct popular election would lead to the election of each state’s favorite son and…

Letter
December 1, 2016

Thanks for bringing the World Cup to Killington

Dear Editor, As I reflect on this World Cup weekend, I would like to offer my greatest thanks to Killington Resort and the volunteers that made this event a success. Without the town, the resort and the business community working together, this international skiing competition…

Op - Ed
December 1, 2016

USSA says: “Thank you Killington!”

Dear Editor, This past weekend Vermont hosted over 30,000 spectators for the return of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup to Killington – one of the largest women’s weekend crowd in the 50-year history of the World Cup. On behalf of the athletes who came…

Op - Ed
December 1, 2016

A record of fiscal responsibility

By Governor Peter Shumlin One of the key responsibilities of governing is crafting a budget that reflects Vermonters’ priorities and lives within our means as a state. As we transition this important responsibility to the incoming administration, it’s worth reviewing the last six years of…

Letter
November 22, 2016

Of life and politics

Dear Editor, I have been asked many times about my feelings for the outcome of the presidential election… and I say this: Every 365 days each of us travels around the sun together within this magnificent solar system. The earth, the sun, the moon, Mars,…

Letter
November 22, 2016

Charitable giving encouraged for Thanksgiving

Dear Editor, Thanksgiving is a time when people think about what they are grateful for. Some people think of this holiday as a time to eat food and cook, but really, it’s a time to sit around the table with your family or friends, and…

Op - Ed
November 22, 2016

Lest we forget

By Lee Kahrs I stood in front of the Pittsford town offices on Veterans Day with almost 100 other people at the dedication of the new veterans’ memorial. A fierce cold wind whipped dead leaves in all directions, the temperature dropping by the minute. Flags…

Op - Ed
November 9, 2016

Even voting is at issue in this election

By Lee H. Hamilton One of the more intriguing aspects of this unusual election year is the extent to which the underpinning of the election itself — voting — has become an issue in its own right. An act that we used to take for…

Letter
November 9, 2016

To our future Syrian neighbors

By Bob Allen and Thanh Nguyen Editor’s note: The following is an open letter addressed to the region’s future Syrian neighbors written by Bob Allen, president of Green Mountain College in Poultney, and GMC student Thanh Nguyen who was born in Moscow, Russia, and lived…

Letter
October 12, 2016

My three R’s, riposte to a ridiculous response

Dear Editor, The other day I googled “Killington cartoons” and an interesting link came up. It was about the cartoonist Tim Newcombe, who drew a cartoon in the 80s lampooning Killington Resort’s quest to alter Vermont laws to allow it to use recycled sewage to…