Letter

Letter
May 31, 2017

Gov. Scott’s “radical” savings plan scapegoats teachers

Dear Editor,

The Vermont State Labor Council AFL CIO unequivocally supports the Vermont National Education Association (NEA) in their struggle to protect collective bargaining rights. While Governor Scott’s administration has put forward a radical “plan” to save taxpayers a projected $26 million, this plan appears…

Letter
May 24, 2017

Thank you to a generous community

Dear Editor,

The sun broke through on our world around 6 a.m., April 16. A glorious day had dawned upon a continuing Killington celebration.

On behalf of the Ecumenical Planning Committee for the Easter Sunrise Service last month, I want to express our sincerest gratitude…

Letter
May 24, 2017

Don’t close Black River School

Dear Editor,

It takes a community to raise a child. Ludlow has been that community for generations.

When my daughter began thinking about high school, Black River was her first choice even though we live in Springfield. Black River is a school that her grandparents,…

Letter
May 24, 2017

Pico needs investments, too

Dear Editor,

As a long-time Pico & Killington pass holder I am excited to learn of the millions of dollars being invested at Killington. But what are you doing for Pico?

I first skied PicoPeak in the winter of 1959 and have raised my children…

Letter
May 18, 2017

Letter Carriers’ Food Drive was a success

Dear Editor,

The United Way of Rutland County is thankful to the many Rutland County residents who contributed non-perishable food items in support of the 25th Annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive on May 13. The event was a great success this year, with more than…

Letter
May 18, 2017

The time for single-payer is now

Dear Editor,

I have felt the impacts of the healthcare system’s many manifestations over my lifetime. My parents spent nearly two decades paying off medical bills from my younger brothers’ stints in the hospital with infant asthma. I was forced to put off graduate school…

Letter
May 18, 2017

Support collective bargaining

Dear Editor,

The Legislative Workers Caucus, 40-plus legislators that meet weekly during the legislative session, opposes Gov. Scott’s proposal to interfere with the bargaining rights of teachers negotiating around their health insurance benefits. One of the core values of the caucus is to protect collective…

Letter
May 18, 2017

Statewide teachers’ health plan a rare opportunity

Dear Editor,

The time to act is now. The Legislature faces a rare opportunity to make Vermont more affordable for all.

The Affordable Care Act requires renegotiations of all teacher health insurance plans before Jan. 1, 2018. This provision allows the state to save money…

Letter
May 11, 2017

House bill will cause suffering

Dear Editor,

What is the acceptable level of misery? The question was posed by Senator Dick McCormick when addressing the Vermont Senate about the anguish cats and dogs will feel if H.218 is signed into law. Reducing cages sizes used at Vermont puppy mills, and…