Opinion

Op - Ed
March 8, 2017

Success of rural economies

By Adam Grinold, Lyle Jepson, William Colvin

There is a scene from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” set in days of the Black Plague. Eric Idle moves through a village, calling “Bring out your dead!” John Cleese appears, a body slung over his shoulder. As…

Op - Ed
March 1, 2017

Something to write home about

By Sen. Dick McCormack

Refugees

Before I take issue with Governor Scott I want to thank him for his reason and courage in condemning the bigoted banning of refugees based on their religion. We Americans have many conflicting opinions, but the things that unite us…

Letter
March 1, 2017

Vote to keep the Australian ballot

Dear Editor,

In 2011, Killington made a historic decision. Citizens agreed that all who are registered to vote in Killington should be allowed to cast a ballot to decide town issues. The ballot is technically called an “Australian ballot.” Most people just call this voting.

Letter
March 1, 2017

Vote no on article 7

Dear editor,

I noted in the recent Killington town report that Article 7 involved a move to return to the town meeting floor vote for public questions. I guess I’m a little confused about why we would want to take a step back to a…

Letter
March 1, 2017

Keep the 1 percent local option sales tax

Top three reasons to consider

Dear Editor,

I am​ writing in support of the 1 percent local option sales tax, a tax I did not initially support years ago when first proposed, but one that I now find necessary and worthwhile. I am generally in…

Letter
March 1, 2017

Learning our lessons on Title IX

Dear Editor,

Title IX is an educational amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Enacted by Congress and signed into law by Nixon in 1972, the amendment states that there can be no discrimination on the basis of sex in any school receiving federal…

Letter
March 1, 2017

Modeling a local and vibrant climate economy

Dear Editor,

With a national political conversation that seems to become more divisive and fragmented with each passing day, engaging locally to create meaningful and inclusive democratic change is as important as it ever has been. At moments like this, Vermonters have historically responded by…

Letter
March 1, 2017

Lisa Ryan introduces self as candidate for Alderman

Dear Editor,

My name is Lisa Ryan and I am running for the Board of Aldermen in Rutland City. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Temple University and master’s degree in mediation and applied conflict studies from Champlain College. I am 27 years…

Letter
March 1, 2017

Clarification on my stance on refugee resettlement

Dear Editor,

I would like to make a clarification to Adam Federman’s article on the Rutland City Board of Aldermen candidates (Feb. 21-28). Mr. Federman incorrectly stated my “suggested” stance on humanitarian efforts in Rutland. My position on refugee resettlement has not changed since my conversation with…

Letter
March 1, 2017

Support the Regional Marketing Initiative

Dear Editor,

As the owner of a local business, parent of two wonderful children and resident of Rutland, I am writing in support of our regional marketing initiative. The initiative has been created by a group of volunteers who have put forth tremendous time and…