Opinion

Letter
November 8, 2017

Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan owe thanks to Vietnam veterans

By Chad Storlie

I was speaking to a group of small business owners a few days ago about the benefits of military service and hiring military veterans for their businesses.  As I received their still very special, “Thank you for your service,” compliments…

Letter
November 8, 2017

Protect the quiet of Bingo Basin

Dear Editor,

For decades, homeowners of Great Hawk Homeowners Assn. have routinely ventured into the neighboring Pine Gap Loop Trail area in the Bingo Basin for the tranquility that it offers. Our membership enjoys non-motorized sports such as walking, hiking, biking, snowshoeing and…

Letter
November 8, 2017

Thanks for listening sessions

Dear Editor,

Over the past few weeks I have had the opportunity to meet a number of residents in the towns of Bridgewater and Killington at meet & greet sessions at the town transfer stations and a Bridgewater Grange meeting.

Additional…

Letter
November 8, 2017

Spooky event a “treat” for all

Dear Editor,

Another amazing Trunk or Treat for Pittsford! We had around 150 kids go through the trunks. Thank you to Pittsford Fire Department, Pittsford First Response, Pittsford Police Department, Vermont Police Academy cadets, Furnace Brook Wesleyan Church andPittsford Recreation Department for hosting….

Letter
October 11, 2017

Trash disposal a problem

Dear Editor,

When the Ludlow and Cavendish transfer stations recently increased their fees, our donation shed saw a steep increase in unusable donations we cannot resell – especially those made at night and on weekends when the store is closed. As a result, our trash…

Op - Ed
October 11, 2017

Now’s the time for soil testing

By Daryle Thomas

Once you know where you are, it’s easy to get to where you want to be. And that, dear reader, is why you need to test your garden soil. A bit of a leap? Not really. Garden soil is not just dirt….

Op - Ed
October 11, 2017

Indoor composting made easy

By Carl Diethelm, a.k.a. Compost Carl

As a tenant not owning his own home and living in town, I understand how difficult it can seem to be to compost food scraps instead of putting them in the trash. There might not be space to compost…

Op - Ed
October 11, 2017

Vermont is not wavering on clean water

By Julie Moore

Despite the Scott administration’s commitment to restoring Vermont’s waterways and funding clean water initiatives, recent news stories have contained inaccurate information and given the false impression that we’re decelerating our efforts. This is simply not the case.

The Agency of Natural Resources,…

Letter
October 4, 2017

Setting the record straight: voter fraud case

Dear Editor,

Recently, Ethan Allen Institute President Rob Roper posted an op-ed with the inflammatory, sensational title, “So Second Home Owners Can Vote in Vermont?” Perhaps as intended, Mr. Roper’s attention seeking commentary caused significant confusion and concern about Vermont’s residency law for voting purposes….