Letter

Letter
July 20, 2017

Rochester voter challenges conduct of school board

Dear Editor,

Rochester voters – Here are the facts:

Early February 2017

Fact 1: The filing at Rochester Town Clerk’s office of a Petition for Article for the 2017 Rochester Annual Town School Meeting. The petition was filed within the Vermont state deadline with the…

Letter
July 12, 2017

Please be cautious with language

Dear Editor,

Julia Purdy writes in her piece “Conserving lands, healing people” published in the July 5-11 edition: “They became part of the progressive movement to de-institutionalize the mentally ill and offer them meaningful lives in community settings.”

I am not sure what she meant,…

Letter
July 12, 2017

Scholarship golf tourney was a success

Dear Editor,

The Ted Bridges Scholarship Hospitality Golf Tournament was held in June under sunny skies.

Chris Karr, owner of The Foundry on the Killington Access Road, and his crew once again organized the event. Bobby Peterson was his usual jovial self in bringing it…

Letter
July 12, 2017

Fletcher Farm School thanks community

Dear Editor,

The Board of Directors of Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts wishes to express its gratitude to all local businesses for their generous donations. The school received many fabulous items and gift certificates for their 70th Anniversary Celebration, making it a…

Letter
July 5, 2017

St. David’s Society extends a public thank-you

Dear Editor,

Poultney Area St. David’s Society extends a public thank you (“diolch yn fawr”) to the many members, friends and visitors to our Slate Valley region who recently participated in the Society’s June 25th Gymanfa Ganu and Te Bach event, which was hosted by…

Letter
July 5, 2017

Rutland County Farm Bureau president responds to Mosher case

Dear Editor,

This case involves many tragedies.

The first tragedy in this whole case was the death of Jon Bellis. We are all extremely sorry for this loss. This was a terrible accident and one that had already been adjudicated in civil court. This is…

Letter
June 28, 2017

Vermont poetry vs. money

Dear Editor,

Old River Road, Woodstock … fabled with antiquity … with love

laughing water her companion attacked for a view

along with the out of turn bull frogs, singing peepers, trout, foxes, raccoon, deer

… with birds, lightning bugs on and on …

Where…

Letter
June 28, 2017

Library roof repairs too expensive as proposed

Dear Editor,

I am urging the Select Board (for the second time) not to spend $290,000 of taxpayers’ money to repair/replace the Killington library roof.

If the current roof project goes through as planned, it will cost approximately six times the amount of a traditional…

Letter
June 28, 2017

Eight reasons for veggies

Dear Editor:

Here are the eight best reasons for barbecuing veggie burgers and veggie hot dogs at this year’s Independence Day gatherings, rather than ground-up animal body parts:

Focusing on traffic and fireworks safety, rather than food safety.

Giving your eyes a break from reading…

Letter
June 21, 2017

More state control is not the answer

Dear Editor,

Two years ago, I wrote an op-ed that opened: “The Legislature can work with local communities to improve education, or it can push them around.”

This is the fundamental choice that the governor and lawmakers continued to wrestle with this session. In 2015,…