Letters to the Editor

To the Editor,
Nationally, nearly one in four jobs require a government permission slip, often to the detriment of entrepreneurs and job seekers. Licensing began when the public demanded more accountability from the doctors, lawyers, and dentists who provided them with important services....
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For the Vermont Land Trust, land conservation has always been about more than simply protecting land. When Rick Carbin founded the organization in 1977, he was already thinking about housing and economic development as well as the preservation of farm and forest land. The...
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The nation’s EMS system is facing a crippling workforce shortage, a long-term problem that has been building for more than a decade. It threatens to undermine our emergency 911 infrastructure and deserves urgent attention by Congress.
The most sweeping survey of its...
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The world of cybersecurity has changed significantly for election officials over the last five years. Turn back to September 2017, when Department of Homeland Security officials confirmed what we had suspected for months: Russian cyber actors had attacked our elections in an...
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The Coalition for Vermont Student Equity  has been working to implement a corrected education funding formula that would help children and schools in districts that have been harmed by education funding inequities over the past 20 plus years. These corrections were...
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I read the article printed last week of Amy Lovell’s interview concerning the special town meeting scheduled for Monday, November 29, in Readsboro.
Most towns, when increasing their selectboard, do so because of increased workloads. It allows for committee work to be...
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By now most people are aware of the serious health dangers of smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke in humans. What you may not realize is that cigarette and cigar smoke can cause severe disease in pets, too.
The harmful cancer-causing ingredients from cigarettes...
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Plastic pollution is seen in the news showing littered rivers, beaches, and natural recreational areas. The problem’s visibility has drawn greater concern about plastics and calls for short-term fixes like cleanups or recycling, while long term strategies that aim for...
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Demands for “law and order” are as common as the common cold.  Poke any candidate for office and “law and order” reflexively pops out. But law and order for whom? Which lawbreakers will be held to account, and which allowed to slip away unpunished?
Law and order gets...
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The Line 3 pipeline has been far from the minds of most Vermonters. It’s time we took notice. The new and wider Line 3, designed to carry Canadian tar-sands oil roughly a thousand miles from Edmonton to the headwaters of the Mississippi River, will have double the capacity...

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