Letters to the Editor

To the Editor,
The world of cybersecurity has changed significantly for election officials over the last five years. Turn back to September 2017, when Department of Homeland Security officials confirmed what we had suspected for months: Russian cyber actors had attacked our elections in an...
To the Editor,
The Coalition for Vermont Student Equity  has been working to implement a corrected education funding formula that would help children and schools in districts that have been harmed by education funding inequities over the past 20 plus years. These corrections were...
To the Editor,
I read the article printed last week of Amy Lovell’s interview concerning the special town meeting scheduled for Monday, November 29, in Readsboro.
Most towns, when increasing their selectboard, do so because of increased workloads. It allows for committee work to be...
To the Editor,
By now most people are aware of the serious health dangers of smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke in humans. What you may not realize is that cigarette and cigar smoke can cause severe disease in pets, too.
The harmful cancer-causing ingredients from cigarettes...
To the Editor,
Plastic pollution is seen in the news showing littered rivers, beaches, and natural recreational areas. The problem’s visibility has drawn greater concern about plastics and calls for short-term fixes like cleanups or recycling, while long term strategies that aim for...
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Demands for “law and order” are as common as the common cold.  Poke any candidate for office and “law and order” reflexively pops out. But law and order for whom? Which lawbreakers will be held to account, and which allowed to slip away unpunished?
Law and order gets...
To the Editor,
The Line 3 pipeline has been far from the minds of most Vermonters. It’s time we took notice. The new and wider Line 3, designed to carry Canadian tar-sands oil roughly a thousand miles from Edmonton to the headwaters of the Mississippi River, will have double the capacity...
To the Editor,
Retreat Farm is a social place. A place where you belong but where misinformation and divisive social media do not. We are choosing to prioritize physical connection and authentic relationships by discontinuing our use of Facebook and Instagram as a way of communicating. ...
To the Editor,
Tuesday, November 9, marked the 83rd anniversary of Kristallnacht, The Night of Broken Glass. On that night Nazis and Nazi sympathizers raided synagogues, Jewish homes, and Jewish businesses throughout Germany, Austria, and the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia. They...
To the Editor,
Workforce woes aren’t new to Vermont but COVID-19 has made them worse. And our low unemployment rate doesn’t tell the whole story. There are nearly 25,000 fewer Vermonters in the workforce then there were just before COVID-19 hit. The number of unemployed Vermonters hasn’t...

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