Tag Archives: president

Op - Ed
July 26, 2017

When our president disregards what it means to serve the public

By Angelo Lynn

There he goes again

President Ronald Reagan coined the refrain, “There you go again,” to disarm President Jimmy Carter’s repeated attacks during the 1980 presidential campaign. The refrain has made a comeback, in a completely different context, with Donald Trump’s numerous outrages since…

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
May 3, 2017

First 100 days: A president struggling to get on track

By Lee H. Hamilton

I have significant differences with Donald Trump’s political stances, but I want him to enjoy a successful presidency. It’s good for neither the country nor the world when a U.S. president struggles or fails.

Yet I also believe that constructive criticism…

Castleton president to leave in December
Local News
March 15, 2017

Castleton president to leave in December

 By Evan Johnson

CASTLETON—Castleton University’s longest-serving president is looking forward to his next venture. Dave Wolk announced at a campus assembly last week that he will step down in December after serving for 16 years.

“I want to go out on a high,” he said…

Column
February 22, 2017

Oscar for President

Three months have passed since Bernie Sanders infamously remarked that, in order to win future elections, the Democratic Party would have to “move beyond identity politics.” In a response to a young woman who had asked for his advice regarding her goal to become the…

Column
February 2, 2017

A (belated) inaugural poem for President Trump

Note: the Democrats’ last four presidential inaugurations have included readings by American poets. Poetry has never been featured at a Republican president’s inaugural ceremony.

This poem is tremendous. Believe me: poems don’t get any classier than this— The best words, the smartest rhyme scheme, Big-league…

Q&A with Mike Solimano
Local News
February 1, 2017

Q&A with Mike Solimano

Editor’s note: Mike Solimano is the president and CEO of Killington Resort and Pico Mountain.

Mountain Times: Killington Resort has officially asked the town of Killington to help offset the costs of hosting another World Cup event next year with $100,000. The Select Board has…

Letter
November 22, 2016

Of life and politics

Dear Editor, I have been asked many times about my feelings for the outcome of the presidential election… and I say this: Every 365 days each of us travels around the sun together within this magnificent solar system. The earth, the sun, the moon, Mars,…

Breaking News Ticker
November 9, 2016

Trump sweeps into presidency

Shocks pollsters, nation with dominant win By Angelo Lynn Republican Donald Trump has won the presidential race with a projected 300-plus electoral votes, winning the crucial swing states of Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, Michigan and Wisconsin. If Democrat Hillary Clinton hangs on to a…

Robert W. Allen named new president of Green Mountain College
Local News
April 27, 2016

Robert W. Allen named new president of Green Mountain College

POULTNEY—Robert (Bob) W. Allen, president and CEO of The Windham Foundation of Grafton and an experienced leader of academic and business institutions, has been named the eighth president of Green Mountain College in Poultney. He will succeed Dr. Paul Fonteyn, the College’s president for the…