Letter

Letter
April 5, 2017

Thanks for affordable senior pass

Dear Editor,

As most of you know, or at least some of you, I have been lobbying Killington for a Senior Residents Pass at a price which us retirees could afford. This past week Killington came out with their new prices for the coming season….

Letter
March 29, 2017

Rochester deserves better

Dear Editor,

In regards to the proposed consolidation Model 1: Given the fact that since the formation of the Rochester Bethel Royalton study committee began to meet on June 13, 2016, they held approximately 13 official committee meetings. Of those meetings, seven were in Royalton,…

Letter
March 29, 2017

Vote “no” for Model 1, Rochester school consolidation

Dear Editor,

It’s going to be sad to not have a high school in Rochester. To review, closing of the Rochester High School seems inevitable. The proposed Model 1, soon coming up for a vote on Tuesday, April 11, in the communities of Rochester, South…

Letter
March 29, 2017

Residents thank volunteer firefighters

Dear Editor,

To the volunteer firemen and women of Proctorsville, Cavendish, Ludlow, Springfield, Chester, Reading, Weston, Mount Holly, Ascutney, Walpole, and Weathersfield who rallied to our house in the early hours of Feb. 15 to fight our house fire we are eternally grateful. Through your…

Letter
March 29, 2017

Thanks for supporting Habitat for Humanity

Dear Editor,

I am writing to thank Killington voters for supporting Article 6 of our town budget. Article 6 allocates $500 to Habitat for Humanity of Rutland County. Rutland Habitat is a non-profit organization with no paid staff. Every dollar donated goes directly to the…

Letter
March 27, 2017

Extend the right to a free press to Vt. student journalists

By Robbie Maher In the midst of the Trump administration, the rights of a free press are questioned daily in tweets and from the podium in the White House briefing room. Concern about First Amendment rights is nothing new inside the less-than-democratic halls of public…

Letter
March 27, 2017

Affordable Care Act needs expansion, not repeal

Dear Editor, Last week, the Republicans in Washington revealed their plans for replacing the Affordable Care Act. Unsurprisingly, their plan would hurt poor and working-class people and women while creating billions of dollars of new tax giveaways to corporations and the wealthy. Simply defending the…

Letter
March 27, 2017

An Irish welcome for Middle Eastern refugees

Dear Editor, In light of the so-called travel ban being effective the day before St. Patrick’s Day, I offer a perspective on the executive order: “Céad míle fáilte,” Irish for “a hundred thousand welcomes.” Irish immigrants who left home in the 19th century to find…

Letter
March 27, 2017

Windsor state senator challenged on education

Dear Editor, In his recent commentary in the Mountain Times, “Something to Write Home About,” Windsor County state senator Dick McCormack opines about “respecting the education fund.” He claims that he would never  raid the education fund for other purposes, due to his strong support for…