Letters to the Editor

To the Editor,
For more than two decades now, many people suspected the pupil weights being used to determine each district’s portion of the education fund were incorrect. The Pupil Weighting Factors Report, authored by the University of Vermont and Rutgers University and delivered to the...
To the Editor,
I want to share that I will be stepping down from my position of In-Sight’s executive director in early 2022.
During my time as executive director, I have become intimately familiar with the challenges and triumphs of managing a nonprofit organization. I’m proud to...
To the Editor,
The pandemic has demanded quick responses from our government over the past 18 months. On the whole, it has gotten a lot of things right. It has ensured access to testing and treatment for COVID-19, did a massive vaccine rollout in a matter of weeks, and provided financial...
To the Editor,
Our poorest and most diverse Vermont school districts have been critically underfunded for decades. This is due to inherent flaws in our pupil weighting formula, which directs how Vermont calculates student needs and allocates education funds across the state. The Pupil...
To the Editor,
Research tells us that a majority of men in prison were abused growing up. 
As a state, Vermont is dedicated to the health and safety of its most vulnerable citizens, in particular its children. Their health, education, and overall well-being are paramount to the...
To the Editor,
I cannot understand how some people do not care about this wonderful town. 
There are three buildings at the main intersection of Wilmington Route 100 and Route 9. None of the owners of these buildings care about this town. By that, I mean they have not opened  their...
To the Editor,
How does one convince another that Donald Trump’s big lie and Republican complicity are a threat to democracy?  That our vote is the only tool that we have to thwart autocracy.  How does one assure another that there is far less risk in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine than...
To the Editor,
My husband and I are hoping to relocate to New England next year. Vermont was our first choice. However, in researching the state’s regulations governing wildlife, we decided, regrettably, Vermont was not for us.
My husband and I specialize in resolving human-wildlife...
To the Editor,
When I first witnessed images of terrified bobcats, foxes, and other wildlife with metal jaws crushing their limbs while humans stood smugly smiling over them I didn’t know what I was looking at. I thought that it was illegal activity or maybe something from another country...
To the Editor,
The tri-partisan Legislative Apportionment Board voted this month to recommend a new map for legislative seats that eliminates the use of multi-member House districts. The new map, should it be adopted, consists of 150 single seat districts so every Vermonter will be...

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