OPINION: What’s Happening To Berlin Pond, Anyway?

by Jed and Page Guertin What’s changed now that people are swimming, boating, fishing and hunting on our drinking water source, Berlin Pond? The obvious change is an increase in turbidity — suspended particles kicked up by people launching boats at the south end of the pond and boating in the shallows. This requires Montpelier’s […]

LETTERS: 11.19.15

An Open Letter to Senator Bernie Sanders Editor: As an American and a Vermonter, I am aware of the local politics as the foreground of the humanitarian movement as an intrinsic backbone of our politics. Vermont was instrumental in the movement to abolish slavery, and Vermont has always served as an example to the country […]

LETTERS: 11.5.15

Attend Member-Owner Meeting Editor: The council of the Hunger Mountain Cooperative would like to invite all member-owners to the co-op’s annual meeting Sunday, November 15. At this meeting, member-owners will vote on a proposed change to the co-op’s bylaws. By a 5 to 4 vote, the co-op council recommends a change to bylaws that will […]

LETTERS: 10.15.15

Another Great Year for Theater at Lost Nation Editor: Whether you occasionally attend a performance at Lost Nation Theater, or whether you’re one of those folks who’ve thought about attending but hasn’t yet, there’s no better time to treat yourself to some of the best professional theater Vermont has to offer. To balance our books […]

LETTERS: 10.1.15

LETTERS: 10.1.15

Montpelier ‘Bike’ Path? Editor: I was reading the article on the Montpelier Discount Beverage and the ‘bike path.’ Do we really have a bike path in Montpelier? You can find it in name but that is about all. To me there three sections of bike path, all used differently. Department Of Labor/Bailey Avenue section seems […]

LETTERS: 9.17.15

McDonald’s Egg Pledge Is a Small Step Editor: McDonald’s pledge last week to start using cage-free eggs is only a small step in preventing staggering suffering endured by millions of birds. Hatcheries that annually supply 200 million female hens for U.S. egg production, including cage-free, also kill the same number of male chicks at birth […]

LETTERS: 9.3.15         

LETTERS: 9.3.15         

Open Your Eyes: Watch City Council on ORCA TV Editor: The recent letters to the editor criticizing Montpelier’s city council have reminded me that several council members will most likely be running for reelection when their terms expire in March, 2016. I think most people vote for candidates on the basis of general impressions, but […]

LETTERS: 8.20.15

Solar Sells Editor: I was disappointed when I learned that solar wasn’t a fit for my home. Here in Montpelier, the city has launched a Net Zero initiative — meaning we will reduce our dependence on fossil fuels by investing in renewable energy. I wanted to be a part of that movement. I wanted to […]

LETTERS: 8.6.15

Bird Flu Devastating Egg Industry Editor: The United States egg industry is reeling from a colossal outbreak of avian flu, mostly among egg-laying chickens. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 48 million birds, accounting for 11 percent of the nation’s egg-laying hens, have been slaughtered for fear of infection during the past few months. […]

LETTERS: 7.16.15

Do You Know Your Council Members? Editor: Why do Montpelier’s taxes keep rising? Consider the main issues discussed at council meetings and who comprises the council: NetZero and energy sources, parking in regards to emissions and the impact of increasing numbers of vehicles downtown and in residential neighborhoods, enticing businesses, except when another lodging concern is […]