Letter

Letter
September 6, 2017

September is preparedness month

Dear Editor,

Like most of you, we at Vermont Emergency Management have been watching events unfold in Texas following Hurricane Harvey. As we watch, most of us are no doubt reminded of our own historic disaster: Tropical Storm Irene.

We’ve seen many stories from Houston about…

Letter
September 6, 2017

Quality control needed in school food

Dear Editor,

With the new school year upon us, parents turn their attention to school clothes, school supplies, and school food. Yes, school food!

More than 31 million children rely on school meals for their daily nutrition, which too often consists of highly processed food…

Letter
August 31, 2017

Great article with a small problem

Dear Editor,

There’s a bit of a misrepresentation in the third sentence of Brett Yates’ otherwise excellent piece “Good things for bad people” published in the Aug.23-29 edition of the Mountain Times, in regards to the infamous Google memo. It reads: “The engineer, James Damore,…

Letter
August 31, 2017

Extent of racist groups in America is overblown

Dear Editor,

Anyone watching the network news lately would think that Adolph Hitler, the entire Nazi Army and a legion of Civil War Reconstruction Klansmen had risen from from the dead and invaded the United States. I have never seen so much outlandish hysteria perpetrated…

Letter
August 31, 2017

Live, let live and enjoy

Dear Editor,

Throughout the ages many attempts have been made to revise history. Some, such as the burning of books, have had mild success in encouraging some and intimidating others to join in the hateful venture.

Others have bred the spreading of false or modified…

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August 31, 2017

Vote “yes” on fire department bond

Dear Editor,

Lately much has been made about the cost of the proposed land purchase for the new Public Safety Building. Having been on the Firehouse Committee I can state unequivocally the committee exhausted all possible sites available with the criteria of land cost, development…

Letter
August 31, 2017

A bloated firehouse

Dear Editor,

The following is in no way to disparage those who put in their effort to select a site, nor negotiate the sale price for the proposed firehouse. The following are facts we the citizens need to consider. An acre of land is 43,560…

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August 23, 2017

KMS head introduces changes for school year

Dear Editor,

Many of you will recall that two years ago KMS received our first accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. As part of that accreditation process, KMS is required to submit two-and five-year reports. What they didn’t mention is how…

Letter
August 16, 2017

Have you been charged for a mammography screening?

Dear Editor,

Thousands of Vermonters follow their doctors’ advice and get an annual mammogram screenings. About 10 percent the time, they will get called back for an additional views.  Being told that you have to come back for more views can be stressful, but most…

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August 9, 2017

Why no plastic bag ban in Vermont?

Dear Editor,

I recently learned that no Vermont town has a plastic bag ban. Given that Vermont has been an environmental leader since the 70s, I was surprised and disappointed.

After living for 35 years in Vermont, my husband and I moved to Lee, Massachusetts…