Letters to the Editor

To the Editor,
I would like to thank John Cleanthes and the staff at Haystack for hosting The Original Golf School this past golf season. They were great. We had a successful season and look forward to 2022 at the Stack.
Jay Morelli, director
The Original Golf School
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To the Editor,
As many of you know, we successfully raised our new timber-framed pizza pavilion at the West Townshend Country Store a few Sundays ago on September 19. The raising was a huge success and a fitting end to our weeklong timber framing course for women and other individuals who...
To the Editor,
In 1997, in Brigham v. State, the Vermont Supreme Court declared the state’s education funding system unconstitutional because it resulted in wide disparities in per-pupil expenditures. Within months of this decision the Legislature created a new educational funding system...
To the Editor,
Our neighbor Jennifer Kessler wrote a letter to the selectboard in response to a swastika displayed in a residential neighborhood in Townshend, across from both Townshend Elementary and Leland & Gray High School, during the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. 
Please...
To the Editor,
Raise a glass to all of those who helped make the recent Wine and Harvest events an unequivocal success. The board of directors of the Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted the Wine Stroll and Soup Contest in Wilmington on Friday, September 24, as well...
To the Editor,
Last week, I was CC’d two recordings from a person experiencing homelessness and currently utilizing the GA Motel Program. These recordings outlined discrepancies in the procedure and policies surrounding offering people money in exchange for their shelter. They were...
To the Editor,
A legislative task force that has been meeting over the summer and fall to implement the 2019 Pupil Weighting Factors Report decided on Friday to take an approach that has no empirical basis. Vermont uses pupil weighting to determine and address funding for student needs...
To the Editor,
Since 1964, October 15 has been designated White Cane Safety Awareness Day to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired, and to recognize the importance of that tool for independence.  The white cane is a symbol of strength and independence for...
To the Editor,
You may have heard that one of the proposals in President Biden’s $3.5 trillion Budget Reconciliation Bill is a provision that would require financial institutions like banks and credit unions to greatly expand the information we are required to report to the IRS. Under the...
To the Editor,
We are fortunate in Vermont to hold small businesses in high esteem most every day. This year I believe it’s even more important to shine a light on these businesses and celebrate their hard work to sustain Vermonters throughout this pandemic. After all, some were shut down...

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