Letters to the Editor

To the Editor,
When I worked at a major airport, I learned to refer to people on airplanes as “souls on board.” If for example, a 747 was having landing gear problems as they approached the airport, you could be talking about at least 400 souls on board. Or upwards of 800 on an Airbus....
To the Editor,
The people of Vermont want the best for our neighbors and our communities. Increasingly, those values are being undermined by the senseless actions of our governor.
  Recently the Scott administration forcibly unsheltered roughly 500 Vermonters who had been living in...
To the Editor,
The fiscal year 2025 plan for the General Assistance Emergency Housing program is disheartening for people experiencing homelessness in Vermont. These are our community members, neighbors, and fellow Vermonters. They did not create the housing crisis and yet they are...
To the Editor,
May is pet arthritis awareness month. Just like humans, animals all suffer from this inflammatory condition that causes pain, swelling, and a decreased quality of life. Osteoarthritis (OA) is considered a degenerative joint disease, which means it cannot be cured but...
To the Editor,
So many people came out Saturday to help with the Whitingham and Jacksonville Green Up Day.  Thank you to all who came out to help clean up the roadsides in our town. A big thank you to the Deerfield Valley Lions Club for providing a delicious BBQ lunch.  Lion members John...
To the Editor,
Vermont’s Green Up Day was on Saturday, May 4. Once again, folks in Wilmington came through with a big turnout. More than 65 volunteers came out to pick up roadside litter. In total, they filled 200 Green Up bags as they covered nearly all of our town roads. In addition to...
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Lest we forget! Memorial Day is coming soon. It should have a special meaning to all. More than likely everyone knows someone who served in the services, be it family members or friends from your past. Vermont is small, and our communities are small, but many from our areas...
To the Editor,
My name is Katarina Tobits, I am from Readsboro. I am a student at SUNY Purchase College, and I was violently arrested by police along with 70-plus students and faculty on the night of Thursday, May 2, while participating in a peaceful protest against the genocide in Gaza....
To the Editor,
The 1973 oil embargo prompted many energy-saving ideas—real and imaginary. Daylight savings were extended year-round, which was spoofed in a cartoon of President Richard Nixon demonstrating an energy-saving blanket. He was shown cutting a strip from one end of the blanket...
To the Editor,
This was a winter that seemed to turn off and on. It was cold, warm, rainy, and there was some snow. There were enough jobs available for anyone who wanted to work.  However, the price of fuels  was up, especially wood - which many people in the valley use as a back-up heat...

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