Opinion

Op - Ed
September 6, 2017

Is the end in sight?

By Barrie Dunsmore

How will it end? When will it end?

As a  geezer with the newspaper column, those are the questions I am constantly asked. (If I knew the precise answers I could start a new career in Las Vegas.) Of course neither I…

Letter
August 31, 2017

Great article with a small problem

Dear Editor,

There’s a bit of a misrepresentation in the third sentence of Brett Yates’ otherwise excellent piece “Good things for bad people” published in the Aug.23-29 edition of the Mountain Times, in regards to the infamous Google memo. It reads: “The engineer, James Damore,…

Letter
August 31, 2017

Extent of racist groups in America is overblown

Dear Editor,

Anyone watching the network news lately would think that Adolph Hitler, the entire Nazi Army and a legion of Civil War Reconstruction Klansmen had risen from from the dead and invaded the United States. I have never seen so much outlandish hysteria perpetrated…

Letter
August 31, 2017

Live, let live and enjoy

Dear Editor,

Throughout the ages many attempts have been made to revise history. Some, such as the burning of books, have had mild success in encouraging some and intimidating others to join in the hateful venture.

Others have bred the spreading of false or modified…

Letter
August 31, 2017

Vote “yes” on fire department bond

Dear Editor,

Lately much has been made about the cost of the proposed land purchase for the new Public Safety Building. Having been on the Firehouse Committee I can state unequivocally the committee exhausted all possible sites available with the criteria of land cost, development…

Letter
August 31, 2017

A bloated firehouse

Dear Editor,

The following is in no way to disparage those who put in their effort to select a site, nor negotiate the sale price for the proposed firehouse. The following are facts we the citizens need to consider. An acre of land is 43,560…

Op - Ed
August 31, 2017

Walls to divide, bridges to unite

By Angelo S. Lynn

Walls to divide, or bridges to unite?

On the campaign trail, politicians of all stripes promise big things — but few were as boastful, wasteful and wrong-headed as “The Donald” was during his run-up to the Republican convention and throughout the general…

Letter
August 23, 2017

KMS head introduces changes for school year

Dear Editor,

Many of you will recall that two years ago KMS received our first accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. As part of that accreditation process, KMS is required to submit two-and five-year reports. What they didn’t mention is how…

Op - Ed
August 23, 2017

Nine presidents

By Lee Hamilton

One reason I consider myself fortunate to have led a life in politics is that, over time, I’ve had a chance to work with nine presidents. From Lyndon Johnson through Barack Obama, I’ve talked policy, politics and, sometimes, the trivial details of…

Op - Ed
August 23, 2017

Politicians must confront hate

By Mike Smith

In the early 1960s we still had racist state laws defending the widespread practice of segregation. Slowly — too slowly for many black Americans — those laws began to change.

However, racism and bigotry don’t end by changing laws. In many respects,…