Tag Archives: Opinion

November 8, 2017

Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan owe thanks to Vietnam veterans

By Chad Storlie

I was speaking to a group of small business owners a few days ago about the benefits of military service and hiring military veterans for their businesses.  As I received their still very special, “Thank you for your service,” compliments…

Op - Ed
August 2, 2017

A state of satisfaction, with one big exception

By Jon Margolis

Editor’s note: Jon Margolis is a political columnist for VTDigger.

You know who really likes Vermont?


According to a Gallup Poll, 61 percent of the people who live in Vermont say it’s “the best or one of the best possible states to…

Op - Ed
January 19, 2017

Building a strong health care system for all Vermonters

By Jeff Tieman

Having arrived last August as the new president and CEO of the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, I am still fairly new to Vermont. A few observations so far: 1) this is a wonderful place full of energy and life,…

Op - Ed
January 4, 2017

Fake news, is it for real?

By Jon Morgolis, VTDigger

Fake news has not come to Vermont. Not that some Vermonters don’t consider a report in the newspaper or on TV here and there to have been inaccurate or biased. But that’s not what fake news is. Fake news is a…

December 7, 2016

Pittsford rec. trip to NYC another success

Dear Editor,

On Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, the Pittsford Recreation Department sponsored a trip to New York City for 56 passengers who loaded the Mountain Son Tour Bus, Inc. of Mendon, Vt. We had 40 tickets to see Radio City Christmas Spectacular 2 p.m. show….

Op - Ed
October 12, 2016

Political bomb hit pre-debate

By Angelo S. Lynn The political bomb that dropped over the weekend did not, as many expected, explode at Sunday night’s second debate between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Rather, it hit Friday night with the release of a video…

Op - Ed
September 28, 2016

Dear Mr. Milne, We want to know: Is that all there is?

By Emerson Lynn If we had to come up with the lyrics to summarize Republican Scott Milne’s campaign against incumbent Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, they would be contained in the late 1960s song by Peggy Lee, “Is That All There Is.” The song is a…

Op - Ed
August 31, 2016

The media’s responsibility to our democracy

By Lee H. Hamilton Politicians spend a good bit of their time complaining about the media. But why should they have all the fun? I’m going to join in, though I tend to get upset about different things than most sitting politicians do. You see,…

May 7, 2015

Tate update: On fighting new taxes

Dear Editor,

The session has entered its final weeks and as we consider (and sometimes reconsider) bills that directly impact you and your lives. Therefore, I and many of my colleagues, have redoubled our efforts to remain vigilant. I am committed to ensuring that…

May 7, 2015

Matthew Lorman fundraiser was a huge success

Dear Editor,

What an amazing day the spaghetti dinner was. We had approximately 300 people there. I would love to thank those businesses and people that went above and beyond for me and more importantly for my son Matthew Lorman — first and…