Opinion

Letter
November 21, 2018

Thank you for celebrating Ned

Dear Editor,

A very special thank you to everyone for all the cards, prayers and love for an amazing man – Ned Dyer. We will be looking forward to a celebration of life in May at Green Mountain National Golf Course.

With love, Carol Daniels, Jackie…

Letter
November 21, 2018

The pot industry is misleading

Dear Editor,

Thank you for publishing the opinions of Vermont physicians in your recent Nov. 7 issue. Vermont Society represents the majority of Vermont doctors and healthcare providers who recognize the harmful effects of cannabis inhalation or ingestion individually and collectively for public health and…

Letter
November 21, 2018

The good part of Thanksgiving

Dear Editor,

While President Trump is pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving, everyone of us can exercise that same presidential power by choosing a non-violent Thanksgiving observance.

Here are some good reasons:

You can brag about pardoning a turkey – like Trump (or not).

You will…

Op - Ed
November 21, 2018

Reflections on the campaign of an unlikely candidate

By Cameron Russell

I met Christine Hallquist for the first time on Feb. 10, 2018, just over nine months ago. I grew up in Vermont, graduated from UVM, and left the state for a while after college. After returning home, I was involved with political…

Op - Ed
November 21, 2018

Revising ‘ the Dream ’

By Angelo Lynn

A generation or so ago, the American Dream was writ large in our cultural DNA. Symbolically, the dream came to mean owning an adequate house, having a family, a car and a job to pay for it all. In the 1950s-60s-70s, that…

Column
November 13, 2018

House shifts to the left

By Jim Harrison

Amid high turnout, likely fueled by the discourse in Washington and anti-Trump sentiment in Vermont, along with successful efforts of the Democrat/Progressives’ “get out the vote campaign,” the Vermont House made a shift to the left statewide.

Letter
November 9, 2018

Halloween help

Dear Editor,

On Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 31 the Pittsford Recreation Department welcomed over 200 trick or treaters and their families to the annual Lothrop PTO Trunk or Treat. I would like to thank the Pittsford Fire Department Boo Mobile, Pittsford First Response, Pittsford Police Department…

Letter
November 9, 2018

Remembering WWI, 100 years ago

Dear Editor,

It was at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month 100 years ago in 1918 that World War I, “the war to end all wars,” ended. It is with honor that we as a nation stand together every year…

Op - Ed
November 9, 2018

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

By Darius Seidle and Mark Jacobs

Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. The biggest cause of lung cancer is smoking, followed by radon and radiation exposure, and environmental pollution.

Usually the symptoms of lung cancer don’t appear until…

Op - Ed
November 9, 2018

Will bond downgrade spark pension reform?

By Rob Roper

On Oct. 23, Moody’s, the investors’ credit service, downgraded Vermont’s bond rating from AAA to Aa1. This has significant implications for the state’s ability to borrow money and the cost of doing so. The reasons Moody’s cited for the downgrade were “low…