Opinion

Op - Ed
July 29, 2015

Repeal Vermont’s Certificate of Need laws

By Rob Roper

We need to lower the cost of health care in Vermont, and the state, dealing with a structural budget deficit, doesn’t have the capacity to raise more taxes. So, what can we do? One simple, cost-free solution is to repeal Vermont’s Certificate…

Letter
July 29, 2015

Proposed rate increases should be rejected

Dear Editor,

The Affordable Care Act, despite its name, is not making health care affordable. One in five people in Vermont are struggling with medical bills. Meanwhile, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, as a “non-profit,” will receive a tax break of over $15 million…

Opinion
July 29, 2015

They’re off and running

By Lee H. Hamilton

The presidential election is 16 months away, but already we’re smack in the middle of the usual media scrum of campaign coverage, prognostication, and strategizing by many who have nothing much to do with the real campaigns. I’ve been following the…

Opinion
July 22, 2015

Don’t grow immune to the value of vaccines

By Frankie L. Trull

The fight against rubella, the deadly German measles, has finally paid off. The eradication was possible by one of modern medicine’s most indispensable tools—routine vaccination.

Global health authorities say the terrible disease has been eliminated in the Americas. It’s a rare…

Vermont leads at Climate Summit
Op - Ed
July 22, 2015

Vermont leads at Climate Summit

By Governor Peter Shumlin

Last week I traveled to Toronto to attend the Climate Summit of the Americas, which brought together Pan-American governmental, advocacy, energy, and climate change leaders to share ideas on how we can work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and capitalize…

Letter
July 22, 2015

Performance attendees spoil enjoyment of others

Dear editor,

The musical performances at the Killington Library on Thursday evenings in an informal setting are meant to provide entertainment and enjoyment to locals and visitors alike.

There were several groups in attendance at last Thursday’s event who coalesced into a…

Letter
July 22, 2015

Solar siting needs to be regulated

Dear Editor,

The Solar Energy Industries Association recently stated there are 72 solar companies in Vermont. Looks like they are swooping in buying up land and desecrating our environment with these ugly panels and their hardware. When there are no siting standards to speak of in…

Letter
July 22, 2015

Rutland Meals Challenge raised funds for 4,504 meals

Dear editor,

Thanks to all who attended the Rutland Meals Challenge at Rutland Bowlerama and to those who gave donations to our bowlers! This event raised an amazing $1,126 for the Rutland Meals Challenge, which will provide 4,504 meals to food shelves in Rutland County….