Opinion

Opinion
March 27, 2015

Gallivan keeps her oar in

Dear Editor,

I have been reflecting on my experience in the legislature and the campaign last fall, and realize that I didn’t use this messaging as I should have, the least of which should have been to write to thank those of you…

Opinion
March 27, 2015

The high cost of a potent drug

Today’s pot is stronger

Dear Editor,

Today’s pot is much more potent than people realize. Combine a much more potent and dangerous drug with the enhanced delivery methods available today–edibles, vapor pens, oil extracts–and the discussion about legalizing marijuana for recreational use takes…

Opinion
March 27, 2015

An economy for all Vermonters

By Governor Peter Shumlin

This week, the Vermont Department of Labor released revised calendar year 2014 data. Unlike the monthly reports that can fluctuate for various reasons, this data gives a more accurate view of the year as a whole. The results were…

Opinion
March 27, 2015

Comparing poll results on legalizing marijuana

By Julia Purdy

The Marijuana Policy Project’s paid lobbyist in Montpelier has been touting the results of a poll MPP contracted with the Castleton Polling Institute (CPI) in May 2014, ten months ago, taking the public temperature on the issue of legalizing recreational…

Opinion
March 19, 2015

A Vermont example

By Governor Peter Shumlin

Earlier this month, Vermonters gathered at town meetings around the state to make decisions large and small about their communities. This year, two towns in particular made one very large decision about the future of education in their communities….

Opinion
March 19, 2015

Expanding school choice would benefit all Vermonters

By Rob Roper

There are plenty of reasons for parents and kids to love school choice in the 90-plus Vermont towns that already have it, and there are plenty of solid educational and social arguments for expanding the program to all Vermont towns….

Opinion
March 19, 2015

Sunshine Week, March 15-21, promotes government transparency

By U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy

Sunshine Week is a time to celebrate one of our nation’s most basic values, the public’s “right to know.” Our very democracy is built on the idea that our government should not operate in secret. James Madison, a…

Opinion
March 19, 2015

Successful benefit held, thanks to Killington community

Dear Editor,

We want to thank everyone involved in the Bruce Oldenburg benefit held on March 8. Thanks to everyone’s hard work, support, generous donations and their time, the benefit was a huge success. Special thanks to Chris Karr for hosting the benefit…

Opinion
March 19, 2015

Letter from the President

Dear Members,

Thank you to those that came out and voted on Town Meeting Day.

I would like to congratulate Chris Bianchi on his re-election and thank voters for passing the budget. Your votes helped ensure that we have a Selectboard and a plan that…