Opinion

Opinion
January 1, 2019

Celebrating who we are and what we love in 2019

By Laura Wilkinson

The light is slowly returning and the final days of 2018 are upon us. The festivities of December will be replaced by the quiet starkness of January. As much as I enjoy the rituals of the season, I welcome the…

Op - Ed
December 26, 2018

Just over the edge to receive financial help

By Jan Demers

What happens when you are 1 percent over the eligibility limit? You need help and help is so close but the edge of the cliff is crumbling underneath you.

She had come to our office 10 years ago and needed help paying…

Op - Ed
December 26, 2018

An unfortunate law

By Dick McCormack

When the Legislature convenes in January, there will be an effort to amend the Vermont Constitution to alter the 1777 language prohibiting slavery, the first prohibition of slavery in North America. I think doing this is a bad idea.  As I understand…

Letter
December 26, 2018

Killington Public Safety Building revised

Dear Editor,

The committee for the new public safety building along with representatives from each department and the design team met again after receiving the drawings which were presented in the Mountain Times.

The main discussion was to assess the drawings which were according to…

Letter
December 26, 2018

Accept and help all the children

Dear Editor,

My heart is breaking for the child who felt so alone in our community that the only answer they could come to was violence. We need to wrap that child, and every child, in love.

We need to do better. As grateful as…

Letter
December 26, 2018

Thank you, emergency responders

Dear Editor,

Throughout the course of this year I have had the opportunity to meet many first-responders in the fire service, emergency medical services, law enforcement, and emergency management through the governor’s Capitol for a Day initiative. I continue to be humbled and awed by…

Letter
December 18, 2018

Relax, and let the sun shine in

Dear Editor,

Things are getting better. Dec 11 is the time when the sun starts to set later. A second of time a day at the start and by noon March 20 (the equinox, when the Sun crosses the equator and day and…

Letter
December 18, 2018

Thank you to craft fair volunteers

Dear Editor,

On Saturday, Nov. 17, the Pittsford Recreation Department sponsored the annual holiday craft sale in the Lothrop Gym and downstairs in the cafeteria. The Recreation Department would like to recognize Kelly Connaughton, the craft fair coordinator. Thank you very much for…

Op - Ed
December 18, 2018

Time to shred the naughty or nice list

By Melissa Martin

Santa Claus (a.k.a, St. Nick, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, or simply Santa) is a Christmas figure celebrated for flying around the globe on Dec. 25 to give gifts to children. And the holly-jolly guy carries around a list…

Op - Ed
December 18, 2018

Farm Bill passage lauded; inequitable loophole exposed

By Angelo Lynn

Vermont’s congressional delegation lined up in support of a compromise $867 billion Farm Bill passed overwhelmingly by the U.S. House and Senate earlier this week. The House approved the bill 386-47; the Senate approved it 87-13. The strong…