Opinion

Letter
February 27, 2019

The problem with education is not about the money

Dear Editor,

I have had many conversations with hundreds of people including local school leadership in regard to the current state of education in Vermont. I have written many commentaries that have been published in newspapers throughout the state as well as having met with…

Op - Ed
February 7, 2019

New jobs, new markets require new leadership

By Emerson Lynn

What passes for economic development in Vermont is largely ineffective and not suited for the 21st century, according to Peter Stromgren and Bill Schubart who co-wrote a recent op-ed that was widely circulated.

They are correct in the sense that what we…

Op - Ed
February 7, 2019

‘ A, my name is Alice ’

By Lawrence Zupan

“A, my name is Alice, and I come from Arlington, Vermont, and we sell… abortions.”

The above variation on the children’s innocent alphabetical song game might well become reality if a bill currently under consideration by the State House Human Services Committee…

Op - Ed
February 7, 2019

Coyote policies lead to ‘ reckless killing ’

By Vermont Humane Federation

On Christmas Day a Pittsford family dog was shot and killed by a man when he mistook the dog for a coyote. The man claims that he thought the coyote was chasing a deer. Neither party has yet to be cited…

Letter
February 7, 2019

Time for a world revolution

Dear Editor,

The real travesty to the news like that of recent similar instances that Green Mountain College will be closing due to economic problems is that meanwhile billions upon billions of federal taxpayer money goes to funding a bloated military budget for endless phony…

Letter
February 7, 2019

Pursuing other endeavors

Dear Editor,

To our wonderful community at large: It’s been over nine years since I was hired to run the Rutland Youth Theatre as its leader. It has been an amazingly successful ride for all those years of making magic together and one I have…

Op - Ed
January 30, 2019

Understanding Trump is to know why Dems can’t cave

By Angelo Lynn

What happens when Democrats and Americans begin to confront Trump? When they call his bluff and simply say, “This will hurt you more than it will hurt us.”

Democrats were at that point with the government shutdown but they had three important…

Op - Ed
January 30, 2019

Electric vehicles save in the long run

By Ross Sneyd

As with most adages, there’s truth to the one we hear a lot. Vermont can be an expensive place to live. After we pay the rent or mortgage,  taxes, health care, transportation and heating, there’s often not much left over. It’s a…

Letter
January 30, 2019

The truths about the public safety building

Dear Editor,

There have been many misconceptions by the general public regarding the need for a new Public Safety Building. The major objection is to the cost, with no real regard to the pressing need due to the antiquated facility (Oren Bates Firehouse). The old…

Op - Ed
January 30, 2019

Women lose opportunity under school mergers

By Pamela Frasher

As a record number of female members of Congress are sworn in this month in Washington, D.C., things are different in Vermont. Here, top state officials are removing elected officials from local office, and the removals disproportionately affect women.

In interpreting Act…