Opinion

Op - Ed
December 18, 2018

Urban sprawl is killing the American dream in Vermont

By Euphemia Anderson

Vermont is known for its picturesque pastures, endless seas of white pines, and its historically tight-knit communities. Being the sixth smallest state in the country geographically, with the second smallest population, it has maintained its open spaces without infringement for…

Op - Ed
December 11, 2018

These holiday items are hazardous for your pets

By Erin Forbes

The holiday season has arrived and brings not only celebrations, presents, and decorations but also concerns for pet safety. There are many dangers to be aware of as you begin to celebrate this year. These includes specific types of plants,…

Opinion
December 11, 2018

Young journalists, again, school the adults

By The Valley News

It is profoundly discouraging to witness adults failing in their obligations to the young people in their charge. Examples abound, from the thoughtless to the tawdry to the traumatic, and in each case they represent a betrayal….

Opinion
December 11, 2018

Disturbing news for democracy

By Angelo Lynn

In Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Missouri, legislators led by Republicans are using this lame-duck session (that time between the Nov. 6 General Election and the start of the new administration in January) to pass a slew of state laws that…

Opinion
December 11, 2018

Doomed planet?

Climate change calamity confronts a world struggling to cut emissions

By Angelo Lynn

This  Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the 24th annual U.N. climate conference held in Poland, scientists around the world agreed on one sobering finding: global emissions of carbon dioxide have…

Opinion
December 5, 2018

Have faith in Vermont’s quality education system

Dear Editor,

Let’s put statistics aside for a while. Much has been said about Vermont schools in comparison to other states, both good and not so good. I’ve had the opportunity to work in many different schools and states as teacher…

Opinion
December 5, 2018

Update on committee progress for public safety building

Dear Editor,

The Citizen Committee for development of a new public safety facility in Killington has been meeting regularly since the positive land vote by the town at last year’s Town Meeting. We first discussed the general direction for development of the facility….

Opinion
December 5, 2018

Forget Caravans, it’s our health care that might kill you

Dear Editor,

Magicians and con men count on distraction to survive.

One current national example: our president and his political friends keep you focused on migrants and refugees, so you won’t notice things like the fact that the U.S. healthcare…

Opinion
December 5, 2018

Finding that perfect gift, locally

By Angelo Lynn

This Christmas season make saying hello to your local businesses a personal goal. Not every single business in town, but the ones you most frequent and the ones you occasionally shop in to get that needed item or…

Opinion
November 29, 2018

State’s plan for education is flawed

Dear Editor,

In her commentary, “Earning and Learning,” Patricia Moulton, president of Vermont Technical College lays out her plans to improve education outcomes and help students. A very noble undertaking.

However, she begins her commentary with the same fundamental flaw,…