Letter

Letter
February 22, 2017

Vote “yes” on school board merger

Dear Editor,

Attention Killington taxpayers and residents: on Tuesday, March 7, you will be asked to vote “yes” or “no” to a potential Act 46 merger of our local school board into a new consolidated board consisting of members from other towns in our present…

Letter
February 22, 2017

Supporting the World Cup

Dear Editor,

In addition to voting to sunset the 1 percent local sales option tax, which I wrote about last week, I believe our town should also support the financial investment of contributing to hosting future World Cup events. In November of this year, one of…

Letter
February 22, 2017

Don’t rescind sales tax yet

Dear Editor,

The proposal to eliminate the sales tax portion of the options tax that is being put before the voters should not be approved at this time. Revenue from this tax is reducing the burden imposed by the education tax in a manner that…

Letter
February 22, 2017

Budget woes can be fixed with strategic planning

Dear Editor,

Town Meeting Day is March 7, and for a number of towns the ballot will include next fiscal year’s budget. If you’ve been following the budget wrangles recently in Rutland city, budgets are no small matter for city hall, department heads and taxpayers….

Letter
February 15, 2017

The right side of the option tax proposal

Dear Editor,

In response to last week’s letter to the editor from Diane Scappaticci Rosenblum regarding the local option sales tax vote to rescind. First I’d like to start off by saying I have a lot of respect and regard for Mrs. Rosenblum, so Diane,…

Letter
February 15, 2017

“Kick Butts Day” educates youth about dangers of tobacco

Dear editor,

More than 480,000 people in the United States will die this year from a tobacco-related disease. Each day, more than 1,000 kids become new, regular smokers; roughly one-third of them will die prematurely from a tobacco-related disease. On March 15, 2017, Kick Butts…

Letter
February 15, 2017

Windsor Central finance committee report FY18

Dear Editor,

My name is Jim Haff. Around four months ago I was appointed to be the chair of the finance committee. I’ve worked hard with both principals at the middle and high schools and Richard Seaman, director of finance and operations for the Windsor…

Letter
February 15, 2017

We need more Bradys

Dear editor,

If the audacious come-from-behind win pulled off by the New England Patriots at this year’s Super Bowl has taught us anything, it is that no matter what, we should never stop believing in our abilities to succeed, even in the face of overwhelming…

Letter
February 15, 2017

Options tax needs revision

Dear editor,

Despite the various and differing views printed here on a weekly basis, our community has come a long way to come together in a short few years. In the early 2000s our town identified a problem in Killington. Simply put, our community was…