Letters to the Editor

To the Editor,
I often read in the Deerfield Valley News the letters to the editor which castigates Vermonters as being racist and existing in an environment built on slavery. Well, when people came to settle and create towns instead of just forts in Vermont, it was after 1760. Vermont was...
To the Editor, 
I recently learned that the Bennington Housing Authority no longer provides housing for people with a disability if they are under the age of 62 in their existing subsidized apartments.  While “seniors” who no longer can age in place because of the architecture of our...
To the Editor,
Amidst the flurry of concluding business, the Vermont Senate passed three resolutions that are small but important steps to acknowledge and address racism in the state.
The first, JRH 6, a joint resolution of the House and Senate, declares that racism is a public...
To the Editor,
In early May, Brienne Allan, production manager at a Massachusetts craft brewery, took to her Instagram page to invite women to share their stories of sexism in the industry. 
Hundreds poured in, describing everything from frat–boy boorishness to outright racism and...
To the Editor,
The Vermont Press Association wishes to thank Gov. Phil Scott for his veto of S.107 and siding with greater transparency for all Vermonters, while also allowing for more time on this important issue.
His veto letter is very clear and thoughtful as to why the bill as...
To the Editor, 
No human being has a natural aversion to another human being that doesn’t look like him or her. One may be curious about the differences, but certainly not innately hostile. Whence, then, racism, an antagonistic response to a particular race? 
Eliminating a natural...
To the Editor,
Nurses are feeling the effect of the pandemic. A recent American Nurses Association survey revealed over half of nurses surveyed felt exhausted, and 43% were overwhelmed. Forty-two percent of Vermont nurses felt anxious, higher than the national average. One out of four...
To the Editor, 
Despite a very cold and windy day, approximately 60 community members of all ages met at the Dover School on Green Up Day Saturday, May 1, to volunteer their time to help clean up our town.  Many green bags of trash were collected, and Dover looks much better due to...
To the Editor:
The Deerfield Valley Community Partnership had the opportunity to work with many partners these past months and we are very thankful. 
First, we collaborated with Out in the Open to participate in the Collaborative Care Package Project to bring care packages to...
To the Editor,
Green Up Day is alive and well! This year’s Whitingham and Jacksonville Green Up Day had a great turnout; volunteers cleaned up 90% of our town roads. 
Thank you to all who came out to help. Big thanks go out to Stan Janovsky and the road crew for their help...


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