Opinion

Column
November 13, 2018

House shifts to the left

By Jim Harrison

Amid high turnout, likely fueled by the discourse in Washington and anti-Trump sentiment in Vermont, along with successful efforts of the Democrat/Progressives’ “get out the vote campaign,” the Vermont House made a shift to the left statewide.

Letter
November 9, 2018

Halloween help

Dear Editor,

On Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 31 the Pittsford Recreation Department welcomed over 200 trick or treaters and their families to the annual Lothrop PTO Trunk or Treat. I would like to thank the Pittsford Fire Department Boo Mobile, Pittsford First Response, Pittsford Police Department…

Letter
November 9, 2018

Remembering WWI, 100 years ago

Dear Editor,

It was at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month 100 years ago in 1918 that World War I, “the war to end all wars,” ended. It is with honor that we as a nation stand together every year…

Op - Ed
November 9, 2018

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

By Darius Seidle and Mark Jacobs

Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. The biggest cause of lung cancer is smoking, followed by radon and radiation exposure, and environmental pollution.

Usually the symptoms of lung cancer don’t appear until…

Op - Ed
November 9, 2018

Will bond downgrade spark pension reform?

By Rob Roper

On Oct. 23, Moody’s, the investors’ credit service, downgraded Vermont’s bond rating from AAA to Aa1. This has significant implications for the state’s ability to borrow money and the cost of doing so. The reasons Moody’s cited for the downgrade were “low…

Letter
October 18, 2018

Quarry story lacks facts

Dear Editor,

We only recently were made aware of the article “Glimmerstone Quarry future hangs in the balance” by Julia Purdy. This article is so erroneous and one-sided that the 1,000 word limit in the comments section online did not allow full clarification…

Op - Ed
October 17, 2018

A backcountry opportunity

By Angelo Lynn

The new backcountry hut recently built at Chittenden Brook campground on the east side of Brandon Gap is more than a story about a few hikers and backcountry skiers wanting a comfortable shelter in which to camp. It’s a story about a…

Op - Ed
August 29, 2018

Will Trump drown in the swamp he created?

By Angelo Lynn

Not since President Richard Nixon has the United States faces the prospect of indicting a sitting president, and not since Nixon has a sitting president been implicated in a felony crime.

In Trump’s case, this first felony allegation relates to failing to…

Op - Ed
August 23, 2018

Well played, Mr. Sonneborn; Hallquist makes primary a race

By Angelo Lynn

Give Ethan Sonneborn, Bristol’s 14-year-old candidate for governor in the Democratic primary, a lot of credit. He entered the campaign because he thought it was important — crucial, even — to get involved and participate in the country’s democratic process….

Op - Ed
August 1, 2018

Remember to vote

By Secretary of State Jim Condos

The Aug. 14 Vermont Primary Election is just two weeks away. While there has been some indication of lower voter turnout, I hope that as Vermonters, we can make sure that’s not the case in our state.

Voting is…