Letter

Letter
April 26, 2017

Let’s take the long view

Dear Editor,

Is it just the nature of the institution that the Legislature tends to focus on issues that have or are about to become crises?

We seem to have a new annual tradition in Vermont; each year we face a “budget gap” with insufficient…

Letter
April 26, 2017

Rep. Jim Harrison introduces himself to Rutland-Windsor-1

Scott appoints new representative for Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington and Mendon

Dear Editor,

Job Tate, who has served as our state representative in Montpelier for the past few years, has resigned due to a pending overseas deployment as part of his naval reserve in service to…

Letter
April 19, 2017

What Vermont can’t afford

Dear Editor,

Every year, Vermont gives away tens of millions of dollars to high-income taxpayers while cutting services for Vermonters who are struggling the most to make ends meet. Yet it is clear that Vermonters, as shown by their votes for national officeholders, don’t support…

Letter
April 19, 2017

Save the planet—go vegan

Dear editor,

As thousands across the U.S. get ready to protest environmental budget cuts, each of us can also help with our driving, our recycling, and our diet. Yes, our diet. A 2010 United Nations report blames animal agriculture for 70 percent of global freshwater…

Letter
April 12, 2017

Local rules for local schools

Dear editor,

Earl Butz was Richard Nixon’s Secretary of Agriculture and was famous for telling farmers to “get big or get out.” He was responsible for rolling back many New Deal era policies that insulated farmers from the vagaries of the market and nature’s sometimes…

Letter
April 12, 2017

Nursing asst. wants to unionize

Dear Editor,

People ask me why I work as a licensed nursing assistant (LNA) for a living. It’s for my patients. I give each patient my all, but with understaffing my all isn’t enough. Our patients deserve the best care we have to offer, but…

Letter
April 5, 2017

Vermont Farmers Food Center as a peacemaker

Dear Editor,

Last weekend, the UN came to the Saturday Winters Farmers Market in Rutland. Actually, the Vermont Farmers Food Center (VFFC) hosted the “Grace Initiative” also called “Initiative for Governance, Reconciliation and Coexistence,” a nonprofit founded by Yvonne Lodico of Manchester. Governance, reconciliation and…

Letter
April 5, 2017

Vote “No” on Model 1

Dear Editor,

I am a full-time resident of Rochester and would like to continue living here. A decade ago, nobody in town believed we would lose our high school, but the issue was raised due to the decline in the number of students and now…

Letter
April 5, 2017

Congrats to House Democrats

Dear Editor,

Congratulations to the Democrats in the Vermont House of Representatives for coming up with a budget that got the support of all but one member who voted on it! The House Democratic Caucus made hard choices to protect Vermont families. This was not an easy budget process. It was made more…

Letter
April 5, 2017

Thanks for affordable senior pass

Dear Editor,

As most of you know, or at least some of you, I have been lobbying Killington for a Senior Residents Pass at a price which us retirees could afford. This past week Killington came out with their new prices for the coming season….