Letters to the Editor

To the Editor,
One night in February 2020, a homeless man named Thierry Heuga went to sleep under a bridge in Bennington. It was four degrees outside. Thierry Heuga died that night. The next day would have been his 58th birthday. I mourned Thierry’s shortened life, the disappearance of his...
To the Editor,
Nearly half of the governors—23 and counting—have decided to end federal supplemental unemployment benefits for workers in their states. Evidently, they never heard the old adage: Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face. In these bizarre times, I guess we have to be...
To the Editor,
Are the fractures and divisions in America today worse today than they were in the 1960s?  In the 1960s no one questioned whether Vietnam existed or claimed that the military casualties were really crisis actors.  No one claimed that China and Venezuela had manipulated the...
To the Editor,
I am writing this letter to let you know that the town of Dover should be ashamed of themselves as to the way the cemeteries look. They are not mowed, stones are broken and very dirty. Take some of the 1% money and put it towards the conditions of the cemeteries. They are in...
To the Editor,
I often read in the Deerfield Valley News the letters to the editor which castigates Vermonters as being racist and existing in an environment built on slavery. Well, when people came to settle and create towns instead of just forts in Vermont, it was after 1760. Vermont was...
To the Editor,
Gov. Phil Scott has vetoed two bills, that would have permitted non-citizens who are legally present in the United States to vote in local elections.  He was correct to veto the bills, but I disagree with his reasons for doing so.
In his veto message, Gov. Scott asked...
To the Editor, 
I recently learned that the Bennington Housing Authority no longer provides housing for people with a disability if they are under the age of 62 in their existing subsidized apartments.  While “seniors” who no longer can age in place because of the architecture of our...
To the Editor,
Amidst the flurry of concluding business, the Vermont Senate passed three resolutions that are small but important steps to acknowledge and address racism in the state.
The first, JRH 6, a joint resolution of the House and Senate, declares that racism is a public...
To the Editor,
In early May, Brienne Allan, production manager at a Massachusetts craft brewery, took to her Instagram page to invite women to share their stories of sexism in the industry. 
Hundreds poured in, describing everything from frat–boy boorishness to outright racism and...
To the Editor,
The Vermont Press Association wishes to thank Gov. Phil Scott for his veto of S.107 and siding with greater transparency for all Vermonters, while also allowing for more time on this important issue.
His veto letter is very clear and thoughtful as to why the bill as...

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