Letters

LETTERS: 6.16.16

Regarding A Bear in Hubbard Park: Take Down Your Bird Feeders Editor: I just called Ben Kilham in New Hampshire and we spoke at length. To me it was like speaking with a god. The Bear God. First: if he’s here in Montpelier, he is NOT the offspring of one of Ben’s relocated bears. However, he […]

LETTER: Train Young Writers. Join Me in backing “The Breeze”

LETTER: Train Young Writers. Join Me in backing “The Breeze”

To the editor: There is nothing so gratifying as seeing your name in the newspaper. Like many “wise sayings” this statement is not universally true. For example, the young people of Washington County are not eager to see their names in the all-too-common accounts of accidents, arrests, and sentencing. Neither of course are the adults […]

LETTERS: 6.2.16

Cemetery Lot Prices To Increase Editor: Montpelier’s largest cemetery, the Green Mount Cemetery on Lower State Street, has cemetery lots — both full burial lots and cremation lots — on beautiful sites for sale. Prices for these lots will be going up in August, so if you or someone you know is potentially interested in […]

LETTERS: 5.19.16

Circus Outdated and Cruel Editor: In a 21st century society, the circus is an outdated and cruel source of entertainment. In most circuses, wild animals are stolen from their natural habitats, kept in cages and chains, and ‘trained’ to perform painful, tiring and unnatural ‘tricks’ as well as being forced to live in a highly […]

LETTERS: 5.5.16

Eat Sustainably Editor: With the 47th annual observance of Earth Day just past, this is a great time to explore more effective ways of slowing climate change and conserving Earth’s natural resources for future generations. A 2010 United Nations report charged animal agriculture with 19 percent of man-made greenhouse gases — more than all transport […]

LETTERS: 4.21.16

LETTERS: 4.21.16

People Need Rec Center Editor: Forgive me if I missed any article mentioning the fact that the city is planning on selling the recreation facility on Barre Street. I recently began exercising there several times a week at a very reasonable fee. I believe that a fair amount of people use that facility for a […]

LETTERS: 4.7.16

Don’t Wait For Details To Legalize Pot Editor: I heartily disagree with the letter “Urge Your Reps To Vote ‘No’ on Legalizing Pot in the March 17, Montpelier Bridge. The letter says, “we just don’t have enough details yet, so why the rush?” This is the standard caveat employed to shelve any kind of progress. […]

LETTERS: 3.17.16

The GOP Cannot Remain Neutral Editor: Make America hate again! That is the platform and rallying cry of the new Republican party. When challenged about this, the GOP claimed neutrality during the primary process. Not the Democratic party. It still believes and endorses inclusion and unification. Until the GOP distances itself from this divisive rhetoric, […]

LETTERS: 3.3.16

Civil Disobedience at the Public Service Board Editor: Approximately 70 people turned out February 19 for a morning of defiant song at the Vermont Public Service Board. We were all there (stuffed into the room, many in the hallway) to show our support for landowners, Mr. and Mrs. Cuneo, whose Williston property is under siege […]

LETTERS: 2.18.16

Washington County Families Deserve Better Editor: The Senate recently passed H. 187, a bill providing paid sick leave to nearly 60,000 Vermont workers.  Senator Brian Campion, D-Bennington, introduced an amendment to H. 187 that would exempt Vermont employers with five or fewer employees from providing paid sick time to employees.  The day after voting in favor […]