Opinion

Opinion
October 15, 2014

Governor prepares for 2016 cuts to state services

By Paul Cillo

A month after announcing a two percent cut to the current year’s budget, the Shumlin administration is signaling its intention to make additional cuts of as much as five percent and possibly more next year (fiscal 2016). For an already anemic state…

Opinion
October 15, 2014

Job Tate will represent our district’s true concerns

Dear Editor:

My wife, Monica, and I are parents to three beautiful young sons and we both agreed there would be no better place to raise them than in Vermont. So in 2011 we bought our first home in Killington. At the time we knew…

  • Community Q&A with Mike Solimano
  • Community Q&A with Mike Solimano
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October 15, 2014

Community Q&A with Mike Solimano

Editor’s note: The Mountain Times receives many questions from readers every week about Killington Resort and Pico Mountain operations. In order to best answer some of the most common questions we have posed them directly to Mike Solimano, president and general manager for Killington Resort…

Opinion
October 8, 2014

Fresh Air Fund thanks community for support and generosity

Dear Editor,

Thank you for the terrific exposure you gave The Fresh Air Fund in The Mountain Times this year by featuring our Volunteer Host Family Program in your community paper. This year we celebrated our 138th summer of serving New York City children. The…

Opinion
October 8, 2014

William Tracy Carris has my vote for Rutland County Senate

Dear Editor,

Come November, I’ll be taking great pride in my steps up to the ballot box; I can already envision the ink from the felt pen staining the box next to William Tracy Carris’ name. No question.

I first met Tracy when he joined…

Opinion
October 8, 2014

Fair Haven concerts committee thanks supporters

Dear Editor,

The Fair Haven Concerts in the Park committee thanks everyone involved in making the 2014 summer concert series a success. We continue to be overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from local businesses and our many loyal supporters.

We thank the town of…

Opinion
October 8, 2014

School consolidation is prudent and fiscally responsible

Dear Editor, 

We were pleased by what we heard at the elementary school consolidation meeting in Bridgewater on Sept. 30. As taxpayers, we are very supportive of the proposal to consolidate K-6 education with Pomfret and Woodstock. It is prudent and fiscally responsible. From a long…

Opinion
October 8, 2014

November’s elections won’t resolve much of anything

By Lee H. Hamilton

Members of Congress are home now, campaigning for the upcoming elections. Their messages are all over the map, and for a good reason: they have very little to brag about.

The Congress that just recessed until after the elections makes the…