Letter

Letter
March 22, 2017

ARC Rutland Area thanks Elks for Valentine’s Day dance

Dear editor,

ARC Rutland Area, an organization that works with citizens with developmental disabilities and their families, wants to thank the Rutland Lodge of Elks #345 for sponsoring a Valentine barbecue and dance for approximately 95 members, family and friends of ARC Rutland Area on…

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March 22, 2017

First Annual Killington Irish Festival a success

Dear editor,

If you were to ask a dozen people who attended the first annual Killington Irish Festival to sum up their experience at the event I would bet the stock reply would be, “It was Grand.” But of course, I’m a little biased. Under…

Letter
March 8, 2017

Open letter to VPIRG on wind

Dear VPIRG,

You asked for comments on the wind sound rules you would like to see in place. Since this is such an important issue to all Vermonters and your website wouldn’t receive comments, I had to seek other avenues to comment. These are statements…

Letter
March 8, 2017

Smoke-free outdoor air

Dear Editor,

As evidence of the dangers of secondhand smoke continues to rise, many communities have passed tobacco-free laws that cover outdoor areas such as parks, recreational facilities, beaches, outdoor workplaces, and public events such as county fairs and farmers’ markets. Locally, Rutland City passed…

Letter
March 8, 2017

Windsor state senator challenged on education

Dear Editor,

In his recent commentary in The Mountain Times, “Something to Write Home About,” Windsor County state senator Dick McCormack opines about “respecting the education fund.” He claims that he would never  raid the education fund for other purposes, due to his strong support for…

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March 8, 2017

Strong working families mean a strong Vermont

Dear Editor,

As a state legislator, my first responsibility is to stand up for a Vermont that works for all of us. I’m continually looking at what we can do to strengthen Vermont’s economy for future generations. I’m proud to be a lead sponsor of…

Letter
March 1, 2017

Vote to keep the Australian ballot

Dear Editor,

In 2011, Killington made a historic decision. Citizens agreed that all who are registered to vote in Killington should be allowed to cast a ballot to decide town issues. The ballot is technically called an “Australian ballot.” Most people just call this voting.

Letter
March 1, 2017

Vote no on article 7

Dear editor,

I noted in the recent Killington town report that Article 7 involved a move to return to the town meeting floor vote for public questions. I guess I’m a little confused about why we would want to take a step back to a…

Letter
March 1, 2017

Keep the 1 percent local option sales tax

Top three reasons to consider

Dear Editor,

I am​ writing in support of the 1 percent local option sales tax, a tax I did not initially support years ago when first proposed, but one that I now find necessary and worthwhile. I am generally in…

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March 1, 2017

Learning our lessons on Title IX

Dear Editor,

Title IX is an educational amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Enacted by Congress and signed into law by Nixon in 1972, the amendment states that there can be no discrimination on the basis of sex in any school receiving federal…