Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, 
I’ve been watching the work of the legislature closely this year as a business owner concerned with the economic toll the pandemic has taken on our state. The majority of the legislature’s work this year has revolved around the pandemic and offering economic relief to...
To the Editor, 
The family of Kent Straat wishes to thank our friends in Vermont for their support and kindness throughout Kent’s illness and after his passing. The uplifting words in your cards and calls really touched our hearts. We appreciate the extraordinary compassion of those at the...
To the Editor,
I’d like to take a minute to commend Laura Stevenson on the caliber of the books she has been recommending this year in her column.  
I have bought and read most of them and enjoyed them very much.  I have no idea how she hears of or knows of these books as they are...
To the Editor, 
 Many people don’t know what Paul Weyrich said in 1980:  “I don’t want everybody to vote ... our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down.” Weyrich, the cofounder of the Heritage Foundation and the American Legislative Exchange...
To the Editor, 
As detailed in an extensive and well-respected research report published in 2019, Vermont does not provide equitable educational resources to children who are economically disadvantaged, children who live in rural areas of the state, and children who are English language...
To the Editor,
This was a particularly challenging winter for the DVCC.  The pandemic not only affected jobs and income for many local people; but it also affected the ability of charitable funds to raise money to help them manage their expenses throughout the winter.   
Going into...
To the Editor,
We invite you to join us in learning and taking action to support the health and well-being of Vermonters during National Public Health Week, April 5-11. This year’s theme is “Building Bridges to Better Health.”   
The Vermont Public Health Association, with support...
To the Editor,
At first glance it is understandable to think that the future is uncertain: untold and preventable suffering and death and crisis on all hands.  Caught up in the savage principle of competition, or the law of the jungle, and the great heresy of divisiveness the current...
To the Editor,
I want to say that The Deerfield Valley News has generally voiced support for good causes in the valley, and to the many activities that I have been involved in. I was grateful to have the opportunity to read your “alert” to the news that Readsboro’s selectboard is once...
To the Editor
A lot has already been said about the shootings of six Asian women and others at spas in Atlanta – that it was shocking but not surprising, that it was the predictable result of a year of hate spewed by political leaders, that it doesn’t have to be totally racially motivated...

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