Opinion

Op - Ed
July 2, 2015

Supreme Court decision on equality

By Lee J. Kahrs

Vermonters are generally known for keeping to themselves, not getting into their neighbor’s business, and respecting each other’s privacy. Gay Vermonters are no exception.

For the last eight years, I have kept my personal life and opinions separate…

Letter
July 2, 2015

Questions on FEMA funds

Dear Editor,

In a news article last week it stated FEMA would not pay any of the required upgrades to infrastructure destroyed during Irene imposed on towns from the state of Vermont. I know the town of Killington has been waiting for funds from FEMA…

Letter
July 2, 2015

Trek to taste sets record attendance

Dear Editor,

Thank you so much for your great and supportive coverage of our recent Trek to Taste on the trails of Woodstock.

Over 1200 people attended the event, enjoying local food, fun and fitness. This was a record number, due in part to your…

Letter
July 2, 2015

When it comes to PEG-TV, Rutland’s gain is Killington’s loss

Dear Editor,

Rutland’s PEG-TV recently announced the retirement of their long time executive director. The three-station juggernaut has been a success that hopefully will continue. They last reported revenues of $750,000 and $1.4 million in assets with a well-paid and benefitted staff. But that success…

Op - Ed
June 26, 2015

Return to reasonable lending opens door to homeownership

By Dave Liniger

Home-buying season is heating up. Homes sold faster in April than at any point in almost the last two years, according to data released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Existing-home sales are on pace to top 5 million this year….

Op - Ed
June 26, 2015

Our goal: zero deaths

By Vermont Transportation Secretary Sue Minter

Another tragic bicycle fatality in our state this week–the third in one year–compels me to write to express my deep sorrow and to express a plea that we all drive more safely on our roadways.

I receive the news…

Letter
June 26, 2015

Is the KPAA tail wagging the Killington Town dog?

Dear Editor,

In response to Vince Chiarella’s letter to the editor “KPAA Questions Answered” in last week’s, June 18-24, 2015 paper, his letter has no new information that is not included in the KPAA’s  presentation to the Killington Select Board or The Mountain Times article…

Letter
June 26, 2015

Building a better Brandon, vote “yes”

Dear Editor,

Brandon’s special town meeting next Monday and election next Tuesday, June 30, offer voters an opportunity to build success upon success. As a town, Brandon has made visible progress over the last several months. We now have decisions to make together on a…