Opinion

Letter
July 12, 2017

Fletcher Farm School thanks community

Dear Editor,

The Board of Directors of Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts wishes to express its gratitude to all local businesses for their generous donations. The school received many fabulous items and gift certificates for their 70th Anniversary Celebration, making it a…

Op - Ed
July 12, 2017

Encourage good media

By Lee Hamilton

I’ll be the first to admit that when it comes to journalism, I’m a traditionalist. Old-fashioned, even. But I don’t think it’s a coincidence that even while confidence in the media drops to new lows and Time magazine feels moved to wonder…

Op - Ed
July 12, 2017

Condos is right to defy Trump on voter info

By Jon Margolis

Praising elected officials ought not to be a common practice. They tend to do an adequate job of that themselves, rarely missing an opportunity to tell the world how wonderful they are.

There are times, though, when an elected official deserves the…

Letter
July 5, 2017

St. David’s Society extends a public thank-you

Dear Editor,

Poultney Area St. David’s Society extends a public thank you (“diolch yn fawr”) to the many members, friends and visitors to our Slate Valley region who recently participated in the Society’s June 25th Gymanfa Ganu and Te Bach event, which was hosted by…

Letter
July 5, 2017

Rutland County Farm Bureau president responds to Mosher case

Dear Editor,

This case involves many tragedies.

The first tragedy in this whole case was the death of Jon Bellis. We are all extremely sorry for this loss. This was a terrible accident and one that had already been adjudicated in civil court. This is…

Op - Ed
July 5, 2017

Climate resolution is a farce upon a farce

By Rob Roper 

The last thing the Vermont House of Representatives did before leaving town was pass H.R. 15, a resolution “strongly opposing the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement … and recognizing Governor Phil Scott’s enrolling Vermont in the U.S. Climate Alliance.” It…

Op - Ed
June 28, 2017

Why we need to scrap the debt ceiling

By Lee Hamilton

Back when I was in Congress, I got a call from a constituent one day. I’d recently voted to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, and the man was more than irate. “Don’t you understand that we’ve got a serious spending and debt…

Letter
June 28, 2017

Vermont poetry vs. money

Dear Editor,

Old River Road, Woodstock … fabled with antiquity … with love

laughing water her companion attacked for a view

along with the out of turn bull frogs, singing peepers, trout, foxes, raccoon, deer

… with birds, lightning bugs on and on …

Where…

Letter
June 28, 2017

Library roof repairs too expensive as proposed

Dear Editor,

I am urging the Select Board (for the second time) not to spend $290,000 of taxpayers’ money to repair/replace the Killington library roof.

If the current roof project goes through as planned, it will cost approximately six times the amount of a traditional…

Letter
June 28, 2017

Eight reasons for veggies

Dear Editor:

Here are the eight best reasons for barbecuing veggie burgers and veggie hot dogs at this year’s Independence Day gatherings, rather than ground-up animal body parts:

Focusing on traffic and fireworks safety, rather than food safety.

Giving your eyes a break from reading…