Category Archives: Op – Ed

Op - Ed
February 1, 2017

The true cost of local food

By Rachel Carter When choosing to purchase food, cost is often a deciding factor for consumers. Why buy a 12-ounce package of local bacon for $7.99 when you can get…

Op - Ed
January 25, 2017

A sea of pink

By Polly Mikula “Tell me what democracy looks like?” chanted protesters at the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. “This is what democracy looks like!” the crowd yelled back. It was…

Op - Ed
January 25, 2017

Will facts be irrelevant?

By Angelo S. Lynn Under Donald Trump’s presidency, American voters will face a stark choice: They’ll have to decide if facts matter more than Trump’s lies mixed with his deliberate…

Op - Ed
January 11, 2017

Can Rutland have it all?

By Gail Johnson The question “Can Rutland have it all?”—an expanding commerce base, increased employment, new residents—isn’t rhetorical any more. The three issues are easily combined in conversations, editorials, and…

Op - Ed
January 4, 2017

The mountain vs. the seniors

Dear Editor, Up until a few years ago, ski passes for seniors were given at age 65 and at age 72 you were considered a “super senior.” That super senior…

Op - Ed
January 4, 2017

Fake news, is it for real?

By Jon Morgolis, VTDigger Fake news has not come to Vermont. Not that some Vermonters don’t consider a report in the newspaper or on TV here and there to have…

Op - Ed
January 4, 2017

First steps toward 700,000 Vermonters

By Rob Roper During the gubernatorial campaign Phil Scott set a goal to expand Vermont’s population from 625,000 to 700,000 over the next 10 years or so. This is a…