Opinion

Opinion
August 28, 2015

Transparency?????

Dear Editor,

I’m waiting on some answers from past letters to the editor, which my understanding Killington Selectboard Chair Patty McGrath has stated:

“I also plan to continue to write letters monthly to The Mountain Times to address citizens concerns publicly so that all residents…

Opinion
August 28, 2015

Pampered Chef bingo fundraiser a community success

Dear Editor,

On Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, ARC Rutland Area again held their Annual Janet Wetherby Pampered Chef bingo at the American Legion in Rutland. The event is one of only two fundraisers held by ARC each year. The funds collected go towards the services…

Op - Ed
August 28, 2015

Where every student has a voice

By Rebecca Haslam

Editor’s note: This commentary is by Rebecca Haslam, who is the 2015 Vermont State Teacher of the Year. It is republished here with permissions from VTDigger which published the commentary on Aug. 18. Haslam teaches first grade and serves as the K-5…

House Speaker Shap Smith announces bid for governor
Commentary
August 28, 2015

House Speaker Shap Smith announces bid for governor

By Anne Galloway, VTDigger.org

Shap Smith, the longtime speaker of the Vermont house of representatives, formally launched his campaign for governor on Wednesday, Aug. 19, in his hometown, Morrisville. He is the first candidate among a large field of “maybes” to declare a bid for…

Tom Leypoldt announced as new executive director at PEGTV
Commentary
August 28, 2015

Tom Leypoldt announced as new executive director at PEGTV

RUTLAND — PEGTV, Rutland County’s public access television station, officially announce Tom Leypoldt as their new executive director on Tuesday, Aug. 25. Leypoldt has been the channel 15 coordinator for the last 20 years and will take over the helm starting Sept. 1.

“Tom Leypoldt…

Letter
August 19, 2015

Transparency????

Dear Editor,

I’ve asked two simple questions. Killington Selectboard Chair Patty McGrath believes she’s answered them. As a voter, I do not.

To summarize my point: page 7 of our town report lists a Town of Killington Debt Summary, which does not include FEMA/flood debt….

Letter
August 19, 2015

Barrows Towne Road

Dear Editor,

We are a small group of people that live on Barrows Towne Road. Even smaller if you only count those of us that live on the stretch between Route 4 and Green Mountain National Golf Course. It is this stretch of road that…

Opinion
August 19, 2015

How I did on my SBACs

By Scott A. Giles

Nobody likes to take tests, myself included.

So it was with a fair amount of trepidation that I accepted Secretary Holcombe’s invitation to take the new Smarter Balanced Assessments in April. My anxiety increased when I entered Montpelier High to discover…