Opinion

Op - Ed
September 20, 2017

Sanders’ single payer, fringe or mainstream?

By Jon Margolis, VTDigger

That was an impressive event starring Sen. Bernie Sanders last week, reflecting impressive political progress for him and his allies.

Just a couple of years ago, Sanders couldn’t get a single cosponsor on a bill to create a “Medicare-for-all” single payer health…

Letter
September 6, 2017

Pets in Houston need our help

Dear Editor,

VT Volunteer Services for Animals Humane Society (VVSA) is in the process of organizing a truckload of animal supplies for delivery to the areas ravaged by Hurricane Harvey. Donations of canned animal food with flip tops, bagged cat and dog food, flea and…

Letter
September 6, 2017

September is preparedness month

Dear Editor,

Like most of you, we at Vermont Emergency Management have been watching events unfold in Texas following Hurricane Harvey. As we watch, most of us are no doubt reminded of our own historic disaster: Tropical Storm Irene.

We’ve seen many stories from Houston about…

Letter
September 6, 2017

Quality control needed in school food

Dear Editor,

With the new school year upon us, parents turn their attention to school clothes, school supplies, and school food. Yes, school food!

More than 31 million children rely on school meals for their daily nutrition, which too often consists of highly processed food…

Op - Ed
September 6, 2017

Is the end in sight?

By Barrie Dunsmore

How will it end? When will it end?

As a  geezer with the newspaper column, those are the questions I am constantly asked. (If I knew the precise answers I could start a new career in Las Vegas.) Of course neither I…

Letter
August 31, 2017

Great article with a small problem

Dear Editor,

There’s a bit of a misrepresentation in the third sentence of Brett Yates’ otherwise excellent piece “Good things for bad people” published in the Aug.23-29 edition of the Mountain Times, in regards to the infamous Google memo. It reads: “The engineer, James Damore,…

Letter
August 31, 2017

Extent of racist groups in America is overblown

Dear Editor,

Anyone watching the network news lately would think that Adolph Hitler, the entire Nazi Army and a legion of Civil War Reconstruction Klansmen had risen from from the dead and invaded the United States. I have never seen so much outlandish hysteria perpetrated…

Letter
August 31, 2017

Live, let live and enjoy

Dear Editor,

Throughout the ages many attempts have been made to revise history. Some, such as the burning of books, have had mild success in encouraging some and intimidating others to join in the hateful venture.

Others have bred the spreading of false or modified…

Letter
August 31, 2017

Vote “yes” on fire department bond

Dear Editor,

Lately much has been made about the cost of the proposed land purchase for the new Public Safety Building. Having been on the Firehouse Committee I can state unequivocally the committee exhausted all possible sites available with the criteria of land cost, development…

Letter
August 31, 2017

A bloated firehouse

Dear Editor,

The following is in no way to disparage those who put in their effort to select a site, nor negotiate the sale price for the proposed firehouse. The following are facts we the citizens need to consider. An acre of land is 43,560…