Opinion

Opinion
November 19, 2014

A solution needs a defined problem

By Jack Hoffman

There wasn’t a lot of substance in this election season. “Where’s the beef?” isn’t a question we hear much during campaigns anymore, as Jon Margolis lamented in his column in VTDigger.org last week. But while candidates may not need to…

Opinion
November 19, 2014

Vermont wants to control Medicare

Dear Editor,

Now that the truth is out of the bag, thanks to Vermont Digger and others, it is clear that our Legislature passed Act 48 with the intent to capture and control Medicare and Medicaid payments and services. What is unclear is,…

Opinion
November 19, 2014

Representative Gallivan departs with optimism

Dear Editor,

The November elections are over, and though I was not re-elected as Representative for my district, I am feeling appreciative of my supporters and honored to have served for the last two years. I remain optimistic about our future. When we…

Opinion
November 19, 2014

Notice to Shumlin: buy our house!

Dear Editor,

We would like to deed our house to the State of Vermont. We have a nice home in a “gold town.” Our house has been listed for sale for over a year. We have lowered the price significantly and still draw…

Opinion
November 19, 2014

Legislators should support universal healthcare system

Dear Editor,

On a typical foggy morning in September I was commuting to work on my bicycle and every car was shrouded in a 50-foot cocoon of visibility. It occurred to me that what I was seeing was similar to how so many…

Opinion
November 12, 2014

Gift-of-Life Marathon is community magic

By Steve Costello

When I was a little boy, one of my favorite stories was the folk tale about stone soup. I remember being inspired by the thought that stones could be the key ingredients in what turns out to be a delicious…

Opinion
November 12, 2014

Removing the sales option tax creates no net increase

Dear Editor,

In response to Diane Rosenblum’s letter to the editor last week titled “Oppose the option tax” I just don’t understand why one would write such a letter without facts.

Green Mountain National Golf Course does not have $5 million…

Opinion
November 12, 2014

Keep the Killington one percent option tax as is

Dear Editor,

I fully support the recent Mountain Times letters endorsing retaining the 1 percent option tax. True the original purpose was for economic development, however, times have changed and Town needs have changed. Just like Green Mountain National Golf Course, which when…