Opinion

Opinion
January 21, 2015

The Tate Update: The Legislative session begins

Dear Editor,

From finding out where I’m supposed to park to pulling my neckties out from the back of the closet — it’s been an eventful couple of weeks! I’m settling in well and I’m enjoying, very much, learning the lay of the…

Opinion
January 21, 2015

Jobs, affordability and quality of life

By Governor Peter Shumlin

We have our work cut out for us this legislative biennium. Too many hardworking Vermonters who are proud members of the middle class are left with a feeling that they are treading water or, worse, dipping below the surface….

Opinion
January 15, 2015

An agenda for progress

By Governor Peter Shumlin

It’s an incredible honor to continue serving as governor for another two years. Vermont is an amazing state which holds a certain promise that has led so many like me to live, work and raise a family here. But…

Opinion
January 15, 2015

Sit-in highlights health costs

Dear Editor,

On Jan. 8, I participated in a sit in at the Vermont Statehouse. I participated in this sit in because co-pays and deductibles have made it impossible for me to get adequate care to relieve my chronic pain. We have a…

Opinion
January 15, 2015

Another lost dog, found!

Dear Editor,

On Sunday, Jan. 11, I heard the wonderful news that JD the missing dog that was out in the cold for the past 11 days and has survived and been found. This story struck a personal chord with me as I am…

Opinion
January 15, 2015

Backcountry vs. hackcountry 

Dear Editor,

While skinning through the woods last week I pondered the objection to nearby glading in the National Forest expressed in a letter to the Mountain Times last week (Jan. 8 edition). Though I appreciate the offended individual’s expertise, I side with the volunteers working…

Opinion
January 15, 2015

Lothrop School weighs options

Dear Editor,

Pittsford families and community members discussed the Lothrop School budget at the school board meeting on Jan. 8 where two options were presented. The first is a number of cuts to the programs at Lothrop in order to decrease the budget…

Opinion
January 7, 2015

Responsibility instead of the “rubber stamp”

By H. Brooke Paige

There has been much speculation in the media and on the internet regarding the subject of Vermont’s constitutional requirement that a “joint session” of the Vermont House and Senate elect our next governor. That the newly seated Legislature will…