Letters

OPINION: Surprised and Appalled by Budget Request

Dear Editor, the Montpelier Bridge Upon reading the Jan. 8 Montpelier Bridge editorial announcing that it was seeking petition signatures to put a budget request for $27,254 on the city meeting ballot and explaining the reasons for doing so, I found myself surprised and appalled by this particular initiative. Not having quite formulated my thoughts […]

LETTERS: 1.22.15

The Bridge Presents Both Sides Editor: I wanted to say that the Montpelier Bridge paper seems to be fair and balanced in their interviews. Both parties are covered fairly equally at the state house. It’s refreshing to have a paper that that is middle ground and not far left. I’m for more balance in Montpelier […]

LETTERS 12.18.14

Honoring Caregivers — Our Silent Army Editor: Every day, a remarkable group of Vermonters performs a great labor of love: caring for aging parents, spouses, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and friends so they can remain in their homes. They are on duty 24/7, and often cannot take a break. Yet they wouldn’t have it any other […]

Support Our Community; Contribute to The Bridge

by John Hollar, Mayor of Montpelier Nat Frothingham and Jake Brown could scarcely have imagined the changes that were about to begin in the world of communication when they created The Bridge 21 years ago.  Soon after their first publication came an explosion of media outlets on cable and the Internet, and not long thereafter […]

Letters – 12.4.14

Mayor Hollar: Gimme Shelter! Dear Mayor Hollar: Today is not too bad a day to be outdoors waiting for the bus. The past week, though, with rain, snow, wind … who would not appreciate having some shelter from all of it? Please discuss the temporary two-year shelter for those poor people shivering on the cold […]

LETTERS: 11.20.14

Cemetery Commission Seeks Candidate to Fill Vacancy Dear Editor, We are lucky to have such an engaged, community-spirited population in Montpelier. Those of us serving on the Green Mount Cemetery Commission hope we can tap into that energy. The commission is seeking a Montpelier resident to fill a vacancy. The appointed individual would serve until March […]

Letters – 11.6.14

In Remembrance of Joey M. Laquerre  November 26, 1996 – October 25, 2014 Thank You The Laquerre and Garand family has been deeply touched by the outpouring of love, support and kindness from so many people in Vermont and beyond, during this time of our loss. We want to thank everyone who embraced Lil Joey […]

Letters to the Editor – 10.23.14

Goddard’s Choice an Act of Courage To the editor: As a WGDR programmer at Goddard College, I would like to comment on my community’s intentions. Hosting Mumia Abu-Jamal as a speaker on behalf of the 2014 graduating class has little to do with the Daniel Faulkner murder case and more to do with incarcerated citizens having […]

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 […]