Letter, Opinion

Now is the time, Congressman Welch

Dear Editor, On March 9, 1954, Republican Vermont Sen. Ralph Flanders stood on the floor of the U.S. Senate to condemn fellow Republican Sen. Joseph McCarthy on his claims that there were communists in the state department. The Flanders speech […]

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Letter, Opinion

Burying utility lines a real plus

Dear Editor, A couple of times recently, I’ve driven through Brandon, which is now emerging from its own four-year ordeal of downtown disruption — leading to a whole new pattern of streets and sidewalks. While I’m sure that this period […]

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Letter, Opinion

School boards are unchecked

Dear Editor, In an editorial, published Oct. 24, titled “Let small schools prove themselves” Angelo Lynn writes: “Surely, when the idea of consolidated governance was conceived in Act 46, no one imagined district boards would rule like kings.” That is […]

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Letter, Opinion

Why does health care cost so much?

Dear Editor, Why are American health care costs so high?  Experts offer up an extensive menu of explanations, which other experts dispute.  The answer is a lot simpler than they make it.  To paraphrase James Carville, “It’s the administrative costs, […]

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Letter

Power to the people

Dear Editor, In the aftermath of last Thursday’s electoral vote at the State House, the talk being bandied about by some members of the Vermont Legislature that they should give up their power to elect the state’s national guard adjutant […]

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Letter

Lisa Ryan seeks reelection

Dear Editor, My name is Lisa Ryan and I am running for reelection to the Board of Aldermen. My experience as a member of the Board of Aldermen since 2017 has been one of personal and collective growth. I have learned […]

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