Letters to the Editor

To the Editor,
The Gathering Place, in West Dover, would like to extend a big thank you to the Deerfield Valley Lions Club, specifically to president Mark Hanna, Harry Byron, Keith Thompson, and Alison Ferris for their kindness and efforts in keeping our facility looking its best. They...
Editor's note: The following is a "My Turn" op-ed by Readsboro resident and former school board chair Larry Hopkins on Readsboro's upcoming Australian ballot vote to ratify or deny a vote by Halifax residents to withdraw from Southern Valley Unified Union School District.  Because Halifax and...
To the Editor,
I have served in the Vermont House since 2015 as an elected independent for rural communities here in southern Vermont.  While our state is full of innovators and cutting-edge businesses, it is the scenic farms and villages, rural startups and arts culture, trails and...
To the Editor,
I am writing to express my enthusiastic support for Brenda Siegel for lieutenant governor in our upcoming primary. As fellow activists, Brenda and I have worked side by side on the economic justice issues of livable wages and paid family and medical leave for working...
To the Editor,
Let me tell you why I support Tim Ashe for lieutenant governor, and why I urge Bennington County Democratic primary voters to do the same. 
When Ashe became the senate’s leader four years ago, he said he’d show as much concern for Bennington County as he would for his...
To the Editor,
In November the Trump campaign and the Vermont Republican Party announced a partnership they labeled the Vermont Trump Victory Team.  The announcement touted supposed Trump accomplishments, including, oddly, “controlling health care costs,” and announced a goal of  “electing...
To the Editor, 
Historically, the Republican Party had an ideology: It was a staunch supporter of laissez faire capitalism, opposing any government interference into, or control of, the private sector. Whatever you think of this, it was at least a political stance that no longer seems to...
To the Editor,
Early voting has started and it is time for us to think seriously about the August 11 primary. There are a number of contested primaries but I will focus on the lt. governor’s race.  I am voting for Tim Ashe in the primary and I will give you my reasons, hoping that they...
To the Editor,
Happenstance can allow one to be in the right place at the right time. Maybe you narrowly avert danger by standing in one location over another, or your seat number gets picked to upgrade to the VIP booth, either way you are considered lucky.
I am supporting Molly...
To the Editor,
As the era of Marlboro College appears to be ending, we’re frustrated at the many missteps along with way. Let’s not forget that there were options. Previous senior administrator of the college, dedicated alumnus, and eighth president of Vermont’s Sterling College, Will...

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