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 […]

LETTERS: 6.18.15      

Council Member Olson to Constituents: Feel Free to Call Editor: I am honored and excited to be appointed to the Montpelier City Council to represent District Two. I just attended my first council meeting and I look forward to working collaboratively with the other council members and Mayor Hollar on the pressing issues facing Montpelier. […]

LETTERS: 6.4.15

When the Right and Left Converge: Montpelier Downtown Smoking Ban Editor: It is time to stand up against both sides of the political spectrum, the extreme ideas that are eroding our civil liberties and are trying to control our every waking minute. Their motivations and goals might be different, but the effects are the same. […]

LETTERS: 5.21.15

Renewable Energy Not Cutting Carbon nor Slowing Global Warming Editor: Once again some legislators want us all to pay a carbon tax so Vermont can lead the way in carbon reduction. Missing from this rhetoric is the fact that Vermont once DID lead the way: When Vermont Yankee was operating, we had the lowest carbon emissions […]

LETTERS: 5.7.15

Please Help Nepal Editor: Nepal has suffered an unprecedented disaster. And like many of you, after the initial shock, we began to think about how we could help. But we wanted not just to help, but to help effectively.  First, we wanted to provide immediate help. Second, we wanted to identify and address the most […]