Letters to the Editor

To the Editor,
Besides the many times we waved as we passed on the road or had conversations, usually about wildlife sightings, I have four simple memories I’d like to share about my neighbor of more than 40 years, Jake White.
In the early ‘70s, before I moved to White’s Road, I...
To the Editor,
Wildlife advocates recently presented four petitions at the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board meeting, including a petition to restrict recreational trapping. Despite the fact that the petitions were submitted to Fish & Wildlife in February, the petitioners were...
To the Editor,
The Legislature has recently passed S.13, establishing a task force to study and implement  updates to weighting factors in Vermont’s Education Funding Formula. The task force will use a study commissioned by the Vermont Legislature, completed by professor Kolbe from UVM,...
To the Editor,
In the May 13, issue of the News & Citizen, Dave Yacovone informed us that the Vermont House of Representatives voted 146-0 to ban “forever” chemicals. One of the reasons he cited for the ban was the adverse health effects on fetal development. If he’s truly concerned...
To the Editor,
It’s been a tough year for all of us, but kids in particular have been significantly impacted by a year of remote or hybrid learning, disrupted routines, and a lack of socialization and normal activities. Anxiety and depression have skyrocketed, social-emotional skills have...
To the Editor,
Jimmy Lai, a prominent Hong Kong entrepreneur and activist, was arrested last year for daring to criticize the Chinese government.
A Russian court declared the opposition network of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny as extremist, a big step in eradicating political...
To the Editor,
 It was indeed disappointing to read, in The Deerfield Valley News of June 10,  a Christian pastor coming out as an ally of so-called LGBTQ persons.  That “allyhood” (his new supportive word?)  is supposed to show God’s love “by affirming the dignity and beauty of LGBTQ...
To the Editor,
The Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge is seeking public comment on its recreational hunting and fishing plan in the Nulhegan Basin Division and the Putney Mountain Unit. Protect Our Wildlife, a Vermont-based advocacy group, initiated a petition to ban hounding from...
To the Editor, 
On June 28 there will be a special election for two seats on the Prudential Committee of the North Branch Fire District, which oversees the Dover sewer system. I am running for one of those seats because I am concerned with some of the prior committee’s shortcomings. Our...
To the Editor,
My name is Peter Edwards and I am on the ballot for the June 28 special election of the Prudential Committee of the North Branch Fire District.  I would like to join the board to bring a fresh, independent perspective to the operations and oversight of the NBFD. 
I am...

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