The Latest Letters to The Bridge

The Bridge welcomes your letters. Address them to editorial@montpelierbridge.com. Please keep them under 300 words and include your town or city of residence. We reserve the right to edit letters prior to publication.   A Thank You and a Plea To the editor: I’d like to thank the Montpelier Park Commission, the Montpelier Bicycle Advisory Committee […]

LETTER: Applause for Barre Clinic

To the editor: I recently attended the 20th-anniversary celebration and fundraiser for the People’s Health and Wellness Clinic (PHWC) in Barre. For 20 years, the clinic has provided primary health care and wellness education for uninsured and underinsured central Vermont residents who cannot otherwise afford these services. It is a free clinic: PHWC charges nothing […]

LETTER: An Open Letter to the Mayor, City Council and City Manager of Montpelier

I am disappointed in the reaction from Montpelier City Hall in regards to the recent Department of Environmental Conservation decision regarding Berlin Pond that I have read about in The Times Argus and VTDigger. The scientists at DEC are very knowledgeable and know what they are talking about. They also live in Montpelier and drink […]

LETTER: An Open Letter to Mayor Hollar and the Montpelier City Council

Dear Mayor Hollar and councilors: Keck Circle, the 19th roundabout built in the United States, represents a modern technology introduced in 1966 in the U.K., but composed of stone-age materials. It is noteworthy that the design costs for the $64,000, entirely city-funded project were $2,300.  Pinkham Engineering of Burling-ton, later merged into Summit Engineering, handled […]

Letters to the Editor: 8.7.14

Jump Right In To the editor: This weekend I spent a couple of lovely days at my favorite Vermont beach, Wrightsville Reservoir. For 25 years, I’ve loved jumping in my car and heading just a few miles up the road from Montpelier to a spot where I can swim long-distance, paddle my kayak and lounge […]

Letters to the Editor 7.17.14

An Open Letter to Montpelier Mayor Hollar: As a Calais resident who regularly bikes in Montpelier, I was dismayed to learn that despite their best efforts, the Montpelier Bicycle Advisory Committee was unable to persuade the city to adopt a bike-friendly plan for the roadway in front of our state capitol building. The current plan, […]

Letters to the Editor: 6.26.14

To the Editor, I like the parklet in concept, but not in its execution by the State Street (Rialto) Bridge. I don’t bemoan the loss of parking there so much. If a public project attracts people to a town like ours, people will walk a short distance to available parking. I wish the city could […]

EDITORIAL: Open Letter from Rep. Warren Kitzmiller to Friends and Constituents

Montpelier’s Water Source is in Danger.  I Need Your Immediate Help. Dear Friends & Constituents, 100 Years of Full Protection For over 100 years the water of Berlin Pond, Montpelier’s drinking water source, was fully protected. The filtration plant, built in 1998, was designed to filter water from a fully protected pond. That water treatment […]

Letters 5.15.14

An Invitation from Bill Kelly To the Editor: “I lost my youngest brother, Jerry, at age 30 to suicide 23 years ago. He had struggled valiantly with varying degrees of success, for six years after his first episode of bipolar mania and hospitalization. Despite our awareness of his challenges, his death shocked all who knew him. He was […]

Letters 5.1.14

Letter Carriers’ Food Drive To the Editor: As Saturday, May 10, draws closer, letter carriers in more than 1,200 branches nationwide are full-steam ahead to get ready for the 22nd annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive. Last year, with the help of thousands of volunteers, letter carriers all across America collected more than 74.4 million pounds […]