Letter to the editor: Why skip the turkey on Thanksgiving?
11/25/2015 08:48 AM EST
Why skip the turkey on Thanksgiving? While President Obama is pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving, every one of us can exercise that same presidential power by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance that spares a turkey's life. And here are some good reasons. • You can brag about pardoning a turkey — like Obama. Full Story
Letter to the editor: Agreement on Graves
11/25/2015 08:42 AM EST - Agreement on Graves Mr. Alan Wachstein's letter to the editor, "Credibility and News Papers, the oxymoron faced by the 'media'" (Nov. 24) was outstanding. I always perceived Mr. Graves writing style as that of a political hack. Thank you Mr. Wachstein for your honesty and courage to tell the truth. — Walter Kilburn Bennington Full Story
Letter to the editor: Thank you from South Street Café's former owners
11/23/2015 02:01 PM EST - Thank you from South Street Café's former owners With hearts full of gratitude as we pass the South Street Café baton (or rolling pin) on to new stewards, we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been a part of this little bit of our community. Thank you to our customers for the kindness and patience you showed us when we first started at the Café seven years ago, and for your Full Story
Letter to the editor: Thanks to Southwestern Vermont Centers for Living and Rehabilitation
11/23/2015 01:54 PM EST - Thanks and appreciation I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to the Southwestern Vermont Centers for Living and Rehabilitation for the fine service given me during my 14 days of rehab. Every effort was made to make me as comfortable as possible. The physical and occupational therapists, nursing, food service, and administrative staff were all very professional and willing to go Full Story
Letter to the editor: Thoughts on Act 46 impact on Calais and Worcester
11/23/2015 01:52 PM EST - Thoughts on Act 46 impact on Calais and Worcester School Choice and 2 percent caps are not the only major problems with Act 46 – Consolidation of Schools. Take the U-32 district – there are 5 feeder towns to the high school – Berlin, Calais, East Montpelier, Middlesex and Worcester – all use U-32 Jr/Sr High School – no problem with school choice there. Full Story
Letter to the editor: Credibility and "News Papers," the oxymoron faced by the "media."
11/23/2015 01:46 PM EST - Credibility and "News Papers," the oxymoron faced by the "media." There was a time, years ago that one could watch the news broadcasts of any of the major networks, listen to most any radio station or read most news papers where honesty, fairness and credibility did exist. There was a time of civility, respect and consideration during the political seasons and, during the election cycle. Full Story
Letter to the editor: Posts about teen parents were unhelpful, mean spirited, and false
11/22/2015 09:37 PM EST - Posts about teen parents were unhelpful, mean spirited, and false Dear citizens of Bennington, Last week over a hundred young people in the community posted on Facebook in response to posts about being a teen parent in this community. Those of us who go to the Opportunities Program at Sunrise (Teen Parent Education) feel that it is unfair to stereotype teen parents and discriminate against us Full Story
Letter: Roses to John Mahar
11/22/2015 09:37 PM EST - Roses to John Mahar My parents are buried in the St. Joseph Cemetery, which is located in Webster, Mass., 125 miles away. It is a fairly large and old cemetery that gets basic maintenance. When my parents were buried, the grave marker was placed level with the ground. Over the years, these markers sank in the ground and the grass grew over them completely. Full Story
Letters to the Editor
11/18/2015 09:02 PM EST - Get a flu shot What if you heard of a virus that infects millions, hospitalizes hundreds of thousands and kills thousands each year? Many cases are entirely preventable, and yet, too few people choose to take the simple action necessary to protect themselves and their families. This virus is the flu. Full Story
Letter to the editor: Corporation energy threads into Vermont's heartland
11/12/2015 11:18 AM EST - Corporation energy threads into Vermont's heartland Out of country energy corporations are using our tax dollars to push their version of energy solutions into the small communities of Vermont for profit. The communities that are besieged by these threads of economic profiting which blind those who are participating with great ideals. Full Story
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Rosie O'Donnell: Donald Trump's presidential bid a 'nightmare'
With a long history of animosity, will Rosie O'Donnell calling Donald Trump's presidential bid a nightmare set off another round of insults?