Letter

Letter
February 15, 2017

Increase in minimum wage needed

Dear editor,

Raising the minimum wage is not a new idea. But we need to get serious now. There is a bill before the legislature that would gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. There are many benefits to this. It would help…

Letter
February 8, 2017

Local shopper unhappy with TJ Maxx carrying Trump brand

Editors note: the following is an open letter to Ernie Herrman, CEO and president of TJMaxx

Dear Mr. Herrman,

I am writing to tell you that I have stopped shopping in TJMaxx stores since the election in November of 2016. That is when I became…

Letter
February 8, 2017

Do not rescind the 1 percent local option sale tax

Dear Editor,

Is the Select Board crazy?

The 1 percent local option sale tax component of the options tax contributes approximately $400,000 to $500,000 to the annual General Fund budget. Who do you think is going to make that up if it is rescinded? You…

Letter
February 1, 2017

Approve Gov. Scott’s pragmatic budget to achieve critical reform

Dear Editor,

Gov. Phil Scott is attempting a “top-down” approach to check education spending because past legislative efforts have failed, and new initiatives are unlikely to win the approval of the Democrat-controlled Legislature. Democrats that are now expressing a newfound concern for local control seem…

Letter
January 26, 2017

Resort’s request supported

Dear Editor,

I want to applaud Mike Solimano and his team for the terrific job that the Resort did with the World Cup. The combined efforts of the town and the resort prove that both are in this together. The positive impacts are sure to…

Letter
January 26, 2017

A better way to build on the resort’s success

Dear editor,

I am not on board with designating $100,000 for support of Killington Resort’s efforts to bring back the World Cup. First of all, there are no guarantees that Killington will even be considered by the FIS (International Ski Federation, the World Cup governing…

Letter
January 25, 2017

MLK thoughts

Dear Editor,

Martin Luther King, Jr., was a great man because he helped many people in need of his help. This happened when Rosa Parks got arrested because she did not give up her seat up on the bus to a white person. What MLK…

Letter
January 25, 2017

No response regarding senior pass inquiry

Dear editor,

Well as you would expect, not a word was heard from the mountain with regard to the previous letters requesting the mountain to provide a senior taxpayers’ residential ski pass. I never thought it would be an easy task, but you never know. My…

Letter
January 11, 2017

Killington Resort: Building on our success

Dear Editor,

In late 2015, I received an email informing me that Killington, my home mountain – the place where I invest my time and energy and where I’m raising my family to appreciate and love winter sports – was added to the 2016 Women’s…

Letter
January 11, 2017

Understanding GMOs, organic and other terms

Dear Editor,

In response to Kyle Finneron’s story “The first 30 days,” published in the Mountain Times Dec. 21-27, which asks if organically grown food is worth the extra money: In most cases, it is not. After extensive testing, which many organic growers claim they…