Letters to the Editor

To the Editor,
Over the past six years, Retreat Farm has become a vital and beloved community resource. During the pandemic, we expanded our operations rapidly to meet emerging community needs by investing in the trail network, building artistic and interpretive resources, establishing the...
To the Editor,
Thank you to everyone for the food, cards, and condolences at Marie Howe’s  memorial service. Thanks to Rick Gramlin and Jan Durfey for getting us through a difficult time. Great words of encouragement and memories from Ilene, Alesia, Lenora, Brenda, and Bernie. Thanks also...
To the Editor,
A recent commentary by Justin Salisbury on the “ongoing eugenics against disabled Vermonters” pointed out that Vermont has no law protecting parents against losing their children simply because they are disabled.  Disability does not automatically mean that a parent can’t...
To the Editor,
As an independent member of the Vermont House of Representatives, I have worked closely with three of the candidates for Congress. Today I am endorsing Becca Balint. When I’ve shared this news, some have responded with surprise. They know me to be a moderate and Becca to be...
To the Editor,
As a veteran with eight years of active service and three years of reserve service, I thank Greg Brown (letter to the editor, Thursday, March 23) for his concern and support for my fellow veterans. One of the best ways we can support veterans is by supporting leaders and...
To the Editor,
Regarding refugees coming to Whitingham: 
I had the opportunity to hear all about the program for resettlement of Afghans in our community and all the benefits afforded to them including Medicaid, Social Security, food stamps, subsidized housing, $1,000 stipend, etc...
To the Editor,
On behalf of the West Dover Congregational Church I want to thank Greg Marcucci for using his plumbing skills for our church.  When we were notified by the North Branch Fire District #1 prudential committee that we needed to install a water meter, we were unsure as to how we...
To the Editor,
VPR recently asked: Where does Vermont stand on police reform, two years after the murder of George Floyd forced a nationwide reckoning on police brutality and structural racism? The short answer is that we face concerted efforts by law enforcement leaders to block further...
To the Editor,
The fact that recreation is a major contributor to Vermont’s economy and contributes to the healthy lifestyle of an active public is well known. That said, one of the more problematic issues regarding recreation in Vermont is posted land.
Landowners in Vermont have...
To the Editor,
As our current legislative session proceeds to debate bill after bill that impacts every citizen’s life, an unreported threat to democracy has clearly emerged that nobody seems willing to acknowledge: that only the privileged few are consistently heard in matters of state...

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