Opinion

Letter
July 26, 2017

Killington lack of services unwelcoming

Dear Editor,

Does Vermont really welcome tourists? We happened to visit Killington recently and as we passed through Killington we decided to stop at a local general store for snacks and we both needed to use the restroom. Guess what? The store had a rest…

Letter
July 26, 2017

Thanks for the 29th annual Great Brandon Auction

Dear Editor,

From sun-up to sun-down (yes this rainy spring gave us perfect weather for the day) on Tuesday, July 18, Brandon was a-glow with donors, volunteers, bidders and buyers at the 29th Great Brandon Auction. After unloading our spiffy “Auction Storage Trailer” and organizing…

Op - Ed
July 26, 2017

When our president disregards what it means to serve the public

By Angelo Lynn

There he goes again

President Ronald Reagan coined the refrain, “There you go again,” to disarm President Jimmy Carter’s repeated attacks during the 1980 presidential campaign. The refrain has made a comeback, in a completely different context, with Donald Trump’s numerous outrages since…

Op - Ed
July 26, 2017

A carbon pollution solution

By Tom Hughes

Last week Governor Phil Scott took another step towards real climate action.  He signed an executive order creating a Vermont Climate Action Commission and reaffirmed the climate and clean energy goals set forth in the 2016 Comprehensive Energy Plan.

In this era…

Letter
July 20, 2017

Principal reflects on successful school year

Dear Editor,

As summer has arrived and we have time to reflect on another school year, there are many great things that our staff and students did here at Poultney High School, and I would like to highlight just a few of them.

This year,…

Letter
July 20, 2017

Concern over Woodstock roadwork

Editor’s note: the following letter was submitted to the Woodstock Select Board and has been edited for clarity. 

Dear Editor,

What company starts early on weekends with no permits around wet lands and brooks? The zoning administrator is on vacation and the state offices and…

Letter
July 20, 2017

Rochester voter challenges conduct of school board

Dear Editor,

Rochester voters – Here are the facts:

Early February 2017

Fact 1: The filing at Rochester Town Clerk’s office of a Petition for Article for the 2017 Rochester Annual Town School Meeting. The petition was filed within the Vermont state deadline with the…

Op - Ed
July 20, 2017

Act 60: Twenty years after Brigham

By William J. Mathis

Editor’s note: William J. Mathis is managing director of the National Education Policy Center and vice-chair of the Vermont State Board of Education, and a Goshen resident. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of any organization with which…

Letter
July 12, 2017

Please be cautious with language

Dear Editor,

Julia Purdy writes in her piece “Conserving lands, healing people” published in the July 5-11 edition: “They became part of the progressive movement to de-institutionalize the mentally ill and offer them meaningful lives in community settings.”

I am not sure what she meant,…

Letter
July 12, 2017

Scholarship golf tourney was a success

Dear Editor,

The Ted Bridges Scholarship Hospitality Golf Tournament was held in June under sunny skies.

Chris Karr, owner of The Foundry on the Killington Access Road, and his crew once again organized the event. Bobby Peterson was his usual jovial self in bringing it…