Opinion

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,…

Opinion
November 29, 2018

Give the gift of blood

Dear Editor,

The fall and winter can be a busy time full of fun activities and travel, but the same activities that bring joy can also negatively impact patients in need of lifesaving transfusions.

In fact, right now, the American…

Opinion
November 29, 2018

What Amazon’s choice means for Vermonters

By Emerson Lynn

When Amazon announced last week that instead of building its second headquarters in one city, it would locate within the metropolitan areas of two of the largest cities on the East Coast — New York City and Washington,…

Opinion
November 29, 2018

Celebrating a community hero

Dear Editor,

One of Rutland’s most selfless people was honored this past weekend, in a well-deserved ceremony celebrating literally thousands of hours of volunteerism devoted to the greater-Rutland community.

The  Loyal Order of Moose honored Bobby Poquette, who recently…

Opinion
November 29, 2018

Remembering Scott Giguere

Dear Editor,

As we mature we begin to be more understanding of the fact of our mortality. In the last year my wife, Zip, and I have witnessed the loss of several of our closest traveling mates in our annual trips…