Letter, Opinion

Vilsack does not belong

Dear Editor, Tom Vilsack’s nomination as secretary of agriculture does not belong within Joe Biden’s progressive agenda. Vilsack has served as governor of Iowa, secretary of agriculture under President Obama, and chief lobbyist for the dairy industry. His candidacy is […]

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Letter, Opinion

Candidate for Rutland Assessor announcement

Dear Editor, I, “Champlain” Mike-Michel Messier have been a taxpayer/ratepayer and an active participant in Rutland Real Estate and Community for 40 years. I attended Rutland Elementary, MSJ, UVM (BS), St. Michael’s (MSA); CCV and Castleton. I have the intellect, […]

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Letter, Opinion

Decision making can save your life

Dear Editor, Since late January, there have been 22 avalanche deaths in America across 16 incidents in nine states, including a death in New Hampshire. It’s been one of the most deadly periods in recorded history. It is absolutely heartbreaking […]

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Letter, Opinion

Remembering Bill Thomas

Dear Editor, I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to the William Thomas family of Rutland Town. Bill Thomas was a long time servant of the town who wore many hats over the years. His hard work on the Select […]

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Letter, Opinion

Love thy neighbor

Dear Editor, For the past few years oligarchs on the right and anarchists on the left have turned father against mother, brother against sister, child against parent, neighbor against neighbor, and Christian against Christ. Seems that now 57% of Republicans […]

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Letter, Opinion

Celebrating 40 years of restorative justice

Dear Editor, Rutland County Court Diversion and Restorative Justice Center (dba Rutland County Restorative Justice Center) is celebrating 40 years of service! Since 1981, we have been continuously evolving to better serve our community by fostering partnerships, expanding programs, and […]

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Letter, Opinion

It takes a riot… or more

Dear Editor, In late December, long after the election, columnist Don Keelan proposed the currently vacant Southern Vermont College as the site of the Trump presidential library.  My first reaction was laughter, which is probably why Keelan felt the need […]

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Letter, Opinion

The Vermont vaccine experience 

Dear Editor, On Feb. 6  I got my Covid-19 vaccine. Individual feelings about vaccination vary, and side effects may differ, but the event itself was low-key and smooth, with lots of supportive staff. I walked into the CVPS-Leahy entrance of […]

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