Opinion

Letter
September 28, 2016

Bucknam bucks political morality

Dear Editor, Recently, I heard a debate between the two major candidates for Vermont Attorney General, Democratic Chittenden County State’s Attorney T. J. Donovan and Republican private lawyer Deborah Bucknam. Their answers to one question showed that the Republican candidate was out of touch with political…

Op - Ed
September 28, 2016

Rutland’s strife over refugee status is every town’s concern

By Angelo S. Lynn In Rutland, the struggles that town and city have gone through in its reckoning to become a refugee resettlement site provide important lessons other Vermont communities seeking similar refugee status should consider. For starters, Vermont residents should know the national refugee…

Op - Ed
September 28, 2016

Dear Mr. Milne, We want to know: Is that all there is?

By Emerson Lynn If we had to come up with the lyrics to summarize Republican Scott Milne’s campaign against incumbent Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, they would be contained in the late 1960s song by Peggy Lee, “Is That All There Is.” The song is a…

Op - Ed
September 21, 2016

Why this Democrat wants a strong Republican Party

By Lee H. Hamilton I’ve been a Democrat all my life. But that doesn’t mean I favor a weak Republican Party. Indeed, just the opposite. Before my Democratic friends drum me out of the party, let me explain why. Our nation is stronger and our…

Letter
September 21, 2016

Fresh Air Fund thanks local families

Dear Editor, This summer we celebrated The Fresh Air Fund’s 140th summer of serving children from New York City’s low-income communities. I would like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to our extraordinary Fresh Air volunteers, hosts and supporters in Central Vermont for…

Letter
September 21, 2016

The Minter record vs. the Scott record

Dear Editor, Sue Minter recently said that she will “support Vermont families and businesses” as governor. However, her record suggests otherwise. In 2009, Minter voted for the disastrous budget bill. In the middle of the Great Recession, the bill raised income taxes on Vermonters by…

Letter
September 21, 2016

Vote Rodrigue for Senate

Dear Editor, When election day arrives in November, I will be casting my vote for Vermont State Senate for Korrine Rodrigue. I’ve had the pleasure to get to know Rodrigue well over the last several years through her leadership in Project VISION, and I can…

Op - Ed
September 21, 2016

Facts matter: Jobs and the economy

By Doug Hoffer Voters receive a lot of information during campaigns and it’s important to check the facts. For example, Lt. Governor Scott recently said “We’ve lost nearly 2,500 workers per year since 2010” (Aug. 31, Burlington Free Press). This is true, but misleading. Workers…