Letters

LETTERS: 3.16.17

Zoning Proposals Bad For Montpelier Editor: Returning to Montpelier after several years abroad, I was dismayed by the Planning Commission’s city-wide zoning proposals. If implemented, they would dramatically alter the historic character of our neighborhoods and make Montpelier unrecognizable. The proposals call for too much density, in too short a time, in too many places, […]

LETTERS: 3.2.17

Wind Power Too Loud To the Vermont Public Interest Research Group: You asked for comments on the wind sound rules you would like to see in place. Since this is such a important issue to all Vermonters and your website wouldn’t receive comments, I had to seek other avenues to comment. These are statements you […]

LETTERS: 2.16.17

Central Vermont Good on Food Scrap Diversion Editor: Grow Compost of Vermont’s piece on diverting food scraps was written for a statewide audience. It noted that “Efforts to reduce waste have largely focused on glass, plastic, and paper, yet, food waste make up 28 percent of trash Vermonters throw away.” Grow Compost of Vermont however […]

LETTERS: 2.2.17

Should Say “Choice At End Of Life,” Not “Assisted Suicide” Editor: In these times, I’m sure you will agree, that fact-checking is more important than ever. I will limit myself to Question#4 of the horrible “pro-Life” insert in your recent edition. As it relates to Vermont’s Act 39: It is quite definitely not a “Physician […]

LETTERS: 1.19.17

Support For Stutterers Editor: For many people, ringing in the New Year brings hope and joyful anticipation. But for those who struggle with stuttering, the old fears of speaking and being teased remain the same — year after year. Many of your readers don’t know that help for stuttering is available from so many places. […]

LETTERS: 1.5.17

Council Doesn’t Need To State  Why They Want To Fire Fraser Editor: Let’s remember that Mayor Hollar and the three city council members who voted not to renew Bill Fraser’s contract had information that we citizens don’t have. The council members aren’t at liberty to discuss the particular reasons why they reached their decisions. I […]

LETTERS: 12.15.16

Don’t Criticize Mayor Hollar Editor: Much as been discussed in the press, in public and on Front Porch Forum regarding the mayor and city council’s deliberations regarding the continuation, or not, of Bill Fraser as Montpelier’s city manager.  I believe too many Montpelierites are quick to criticize Mayor John Hollar’s actions and judgment without considering […]

LETTERS: 12.1.16

Why Skip the Turkey? Editor: President Obama is taking a break from Trump transition to pardon two turkeys. Every one of us can exercise that presidential pardon power on Thanksgiving by giving thanks for health and happiness while skipping gratuitous violence. The 235 million turkeys killed in the United States this year have nothing to […]

LETTERS: 11.17.16

Why Skip the Turkey? Editor: President Obama is taking a break from Trump transition to pardon two turkeys. Every one of us can exercise that presidential pardon power on Thanksgiving by giving thanks for health and happiness while skipping gratuitous violence. The 235 million turkeys killed in the United States this year have nothing to […]

LETTERS: 11.3.16

Meat Industry Is Scary Editor: I have no fear of all the goblins, the witches, or even the evil clowns lurking on Halloween. What really scares me are the latest reports about the meat industry. Like news of pig farms dumping millions of gallons of pig feces into North Carolina’s water supplies during Hurricane Matthew. […]