Opinion

Op - Ed
January 19, 2017

Building a strong health care system for all Vermonters

By Jeff Tieman

Having arrived last August as the new president and CEO of the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, I am still fairly new to Vermont. A few observations so far: 1) this is a wonderful place full of energy and life,…

Letter
January 11, 2017

Killington Resort: Building on our success

Dear Editor,

In late 2015, I received an email informing me that Killington, my home mountain – the place where I invest my time and energy and where I’m raising my family to appreciate and love winter sports – was added to the 2016 Women’s…

Letter
January 11, 2017

Understanding GMOs, organic and other terms

Dear Editor,

In response to Kyle Finneron’s story “The first 30 days,” published in the Mountain Times Dec. 21-27, which asks if organically grown food is worth the extra money: In most cases, it is not. After extensive testing, which many organic growers claim they…

Letter
January 11, 2017

Mountain vs. seniors, part two

Dear Editor,

The response from people I received after my letter was published in last week’s edition, was overwhelmingly positive everywhere I went—skiing Thursday and Friday, at Choices Friday night, the Deli on Route 4, everywhere—not one negative remark. But this is not just one…

Letter
January 11, 2017

BRGNS thanks food-gift drive volunteers

Dear Editor,

The staff and clients of Black River Good Neighbor Services offer their sincere thanks to all who made our annual holiday food and gift distribution possible. In all we delivered nearly $11,000 worth of food and toys to people in Ludlow, Cavendish, Proctorsville,…

Letter
January 11, 2017

Fixing the ACA makes a lot more sense

Dear Editor,

On Jan. 20, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Mr. Trump has said many times that he wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act—the ACA, or Obamacare—on “day one.” Mr. Trump’s pronouncements are notoriously…

Op - Ed
January 11, 2017

Can Rutland have it all?

By Gail Johnson

The question “Can Rutland have it all?”—an expanding commerce base, increased employment, new residents—isn’t rhetorical any more. The three issues are easily combined in conversations, editorials, and now in a story that made front page of The New York Times on Jan….

Op - Ed
January 4, 2017

The mountain vs. the seniors

Dear Editor,

Up until a few years ago, ski passes for seniors were given at age 65 and at age 72 you were considered a “super senior.” That super senior season pass was $549. So, why did the mountain raise the age of the super senior…

Letter
January 4, 2017

S.U. gives thanks for donations

Dear Editor,

On behalf of the Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union (BRSU) we would like to offer our sincerest thanks and praises to the organizations that graciously donated gifts and food items to students and families throughout our school district during the holiday season. Thanks to BROC-Community…

Letter
January 4, 2017

WSYB Christmas Fund another community success

Dear Editor,

Well, you folks have done it again! For the 44th time, you have reached deep in your pockets and created the magic of Christmas in Rutland County. There is no room here to thank the many residents, visitors and local businesses who together…