Opinion

Op - Ed
June 23, 2016

Editorial: Clinton + Bernie’s revolution

By Angelo S. Lynn The die has been cast: Clinton will be the Democrat nominee. She has won the majority of the pledged delegates, she has won more states and contests, her steadfast support is across more demographic sectors of the population and far stronger…

Letter
June 23, 2016

Reflecting on 13 years of Music in the Meadow

Dear Editor, When my husband and I moved to Chester in March of 2001 on a very snowy day it was impossible to really appreciate the meadow we had acquired. By the middle of April we were able to walk the property. As we were…

Letter
June 23, 2016

Deliberate surprise is undemocratic

Dear Editor, The majority of the citizens who I hear oppose the refugee relocation program for Rutland are afraid to speak up or be branded “phobes” and bigots . . . nasty politics. The people are not opposed to humanitarian efforts or persons of cultural…

Letter
June 23, 2016

Strike Out Hunger a successful fundraiser

I would like to thank everyone who bowled or made donations for the Strike Out Hunger Benefit Bowl, held on Friday, June 3. Together, we raised $1,726 for the Rutland Meals Challenge! This is enough money for us to package an additional 6,904 meals for…

Letter
June 23, 2016

Rainy town-wide tag sale, still a success

Dear Editor, A big thank you to Amy Morrison for all of her help with organizing the town-wide tag sale and to the KPAA for the space.  Though the weather was less than perfect on June 11, the sale was somewhat of a success and…

Letter
June 23, 2016

Justice, vengeance, and personal responsibility

Dear Editor, Ms. Bellis certainly has my sympathy for the loss of her husband. As she stated in her letter to the editor last week, not only did she lose her husband but also her best friend. No one can deny the gravity of such…

Letter
June 23, 2016

Rural Vermont questions criminal charges against Mosher

Dear Editor, In response to the state of Vermont’s criminal charges of involuntary manslaughter, a criminal charge that could carry up to a 15-year prison sentence, against Craig Mosher, the owner of a Scottish Highlander bull that escaped its pasture when a tree caused a…

Op - Ed
June 23, 2016

A successful legislative session

By Gov. Peter Shumlin When I came to office in January 2011, I pledged to work every day to help make Vermont a more economically secure place to live, work, and raise a family. Back in 2011 our state still faced serious headwinds from the…

Op - Ed
June 23, 2016

The Orlando Massacre, a human tragedy

By Lee Kahrs, The Reporter One year ago, I wrote my first View From Here column. It was June 2015 and the U.S. Supreme Court, by a vote of 5-4, legally recognized the right of gay and lesbian Americans to marry. In writing that column,…

Op - Ed
June 15, 2016

How about a fresh start for all Vermonters?

By Deb Bucknam

Last year Governor Shumlin issued an executive order “banning the box” for applicants for state employment. Last month, he signed a bill ordering that all private employers “ban the box.” Banning the box means that no employer can ask on an employment…