Commentary, Opinion

Access for all birthing Vermonters

By Jess Kimball Editor’s note: Jess Kimball is an administrative assistant at The National Midwifery Institute and managing editor of the Journal for Pre and Perinatal Psychology. Jess runs a private practice, Jess Kimball Wellness (formerly Sunflower Postpartum Care LLC), […]

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Commentary, Opinion

Trump’s troubling trove

By Angelo Lynn Editor’s note: Angelo Lynn is the editor and publisher of the Addison County Independent, a sister publication to the Mountain Times. The latest news that a top-secret document describing a foreign government’s military defense readiness, including its […]

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Opinion

What does equity mean?

By Alis Headlam Editor’s note: This commentary is by Alis Headlam, Ed.D., of Rutland. Headlam retired as a professional educator training teachers to teach literacy in institutions in the United States, Africa and Jamaica; is the former creator and member of […]

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Letter, Opinion

On the legalization of sex work

Dear Editor, Montpelier is now the second city in the state to decriminalize prostitution within its city limits, and I am deeply concerned for what this move will mean for Vermont. Regardless of where you stand on the issue of […]

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Letter, Opinion

Addressing the health care crisis

Dear Editor, Every indicator says we are rapidly approaching the implosion of healthcare in Vermont and probably the nation. The 2021 Vermont Household Health Insurance Survey indicates that 38% of Vermonters under age 65 are underinsured, as are 32.3% of […]

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Letter, Opinion

Colleges are also billionaires

Dear Editor, U.S. colleges bear considerable responsibility for the student debt crisis. Colleges with fat endowments (and bloated tuitions) should be tapped to help address this crisis. How about increased federal and state taxes on endowments to help pay for […]

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Opinion

Vermont has a workforce crisis

By Paul Bean Editor’s note: Paul Bean is a resident of Northfield and a candidate for Vermont Senate in Washington County. In honor of Labor Day, I wanted to talk about our workforce. Vermont is a challenging place in which […]

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