Opinion

Letter
July 20, 2017

Rochester voter challenges conduct of school board

Dear Editor,

Rochester voters – Here are the facts:

Early February 2017

Fact 1: The filing at Rochester Town Clerk’s office of a Petition for Article for the 2017 Rochester Annual Town School Meeting. The petition was filed within the Vermont state deadline with the…

Op - Ed
July 20, 2017

Act 60: Twenty years after Brigham

By William J. Mathis

Editor’s note: William J. Mathis is managing director of the National Education Policy Center and vice-chair of the Vermont State Board of Education, and a Goshen resident. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of any organization with which…

Letter
July 12, 2017

Please be cautious with language

Dear Editor,

Julia Purdy writes in her piece “Conserving lands, healing people” published in the July 5-11 edition: “They became part of the progressive movement to de-institutionalize the mentally ill and offer them meaningful lives in community settings.”

I am not sure what she meant,…

Letter
July 12, 2017

Scholarship golf tourney was a success

Dear Editor,

The Ted Bridges Scholarship Hospitality Golf Tournament was held in June under sunny skies.

Chris Karr, owner of The Foundry on the Killington Access Road, and his crew once again organized the event. Bobby Peterson was his usual jovial self in bringing it…

Letter
July 12, 2017

Fletcher Farm School thanks community

Dear Editor,

The Board of Directors of Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts wishes to express its gratitude to all local businesses for their generous donations. The school received many fabulous items and gift certificates for their 70th Anniversary Celebration, making it a…

Op - Ed
July 12, 2017

Encourage good media

By Lee Hamilton

I’ll be the first to admit that when it comes to journalism, I’m a traditionalist. Old-fashioned, even. But I don’t think it’s a coincidence that even while confidence in the media drops to new lows and Time magazine feels moved to wonder…

Op - Ed
July 12, 2017

Condos is right to defy Trump on voter info

By Jon Margolis

Praising elected officials ought not to be a common practice. They tend to do an adequate job of that themselves, rarely missing an opportunity to tell the world how wonderful they are.

There are times, though, when an elected official deserves the…

Letter
July 5, 2017

St. David’s Society extends a public thank-you

Dear Editor,

Poultney Area St. David’s Society extends a public thank you (“diolch yn fawr”) to the many members, friends and visitors to our Slate Valley region who recently participated in the Society’s June 25th Gymanfa Ganu and Te Bach event, which was hosted by…

Letter
July 5, 2017

Rutland County Farm Bureau president responds to Mosher case

Dear Editor,

This case involves many tragedies.

The first tragedy in this whole case was the death of Jon Bellis. We are all extremely sorry for this loss. This was a terrible accident and one that had already been adjudicated in civil court. This is…

Op - Ed
July 5, 2017

Climate resolution is a farce upon a farce

By Rob Roper 

The last thing the Vermont House of Representatives did before leaving town was pass H.R. 15, a resolution “strongly opposing the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement … and recognizing Governor Phil Scott’s enrolling Vermont in the U.S. Climate Alliance.” It…