Letters to the Editor

To the Editor,
The family of Jake White would like to thank our community for the outpouring of love and support that we have received. We are grateful for the hugs, shared memories, phone calls, flowers, cards, food, and words of condolences. 
To all of you who have reached out to...
To the Editor,
In April of 2020, six weeks into closed schools and stringent COVID-19 measures I went to the Vermont Department of Health website.  I downloaded the weekly flu surveillance report for the 2019 to 2020 flu season.  Fauci said this lockdown was necessary to flatten the curve...
To the Editor,
I don’t care who you voted for, your political affiliation, or anything else related to the 2020 election. Yes, there were very strong opinions one way or the other. 
But what I am bothered by are the new flags that seem to be cropping up all over that say “F**k Biden...
To the Editor,
After the passing of a loved one, we do our best to honor their memory with each new day. We celebrate their life for all that it was, remembering the wonderful things they shared with us. Thank you to the family and many friends of the late Ray Holland for offering your...
To the Editor,
The Commonwealth Fund, a philanthropic foundation, has recently published another report on our health care system, and it doesn’t look good. The United States ranked dead last when compared to 10 other high income countries.  The study looked at access to care, care process...
To the Editor,
The blueberry festival proved to be a great way to beat the blues. Community members, visitors to the valley, and vacation homeowners all found something to do during our ten-day festival. Many thanks to all of our business sponsors; please support those that support us....
To the Editor,
As a former history teacher, I was struck by Derby Rep. Brian Smith’s statements in a supposed “critical race theory” forum the other day in Brighton. Smith, when asked how race should be discussed in schools, responded, “I don’t think they [the teachers] need to talk about...
To the Editor,
I have posted on Front Porch Forum a couple of times regarding the mobile vaccine clinic in Halifax and why getting vaccinated is a good idea. I have gotten feedback directly from some folks. Mary Brewster emailed her feelings about my posting to me and also responded via a...
To the Editor,
The town of Halifax recently hosted COVID-19 vaccination clinics and ice cream socials. There are many people, and one dog, to thank for these very successful events. 
Selectboard member Pete Silverberg proposed the clinics, and all board members approved. Rescue Inc...
To the Editor,
We want to thank The Deerfield Valley News, Peter Barus, and Lauren Harkawik for all of the wonderful coverage of our monthly Voices of Hope meetings. We have a few clarifications to add to the article about our July meeting and some thank yous we would like to express....

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