LETTER: We Love ‘em to Death

Editor: Today’s 10 highest grossing box office releases are about animals,including: “Finding Dory,” “The Jungle Book,” “Zootopia,” “The SecretLife of Pets” and “Kung Fu Panda.” Nearly half of our households include a dog and nearly 40 percent have a cat. Two thirds of us view them as family members and cherish them accordingly. We love […]

LETTERS: 8.4.16

Letter to Dot Helling To Dot Helling: I was reading your article in The Bridge regarding Toy Town which was originally owned by Marina (my father’s sister) and her husband Joe Angulo. I remember as a little girl visiting Toy Town with my family and was always intrigued by the miniature Capitol building which they […]

LETTERS: 7.21.16

Concerned About Blanchard Park Editor: Have you been to ‘Danger Park’ in Montpelier? A place where dealers who sell drugs, cigarettes and alcoholic beverages lurk. A playground located on top of the woods, where no one can observe or hear what is going on. The unattended children are perfect prey for pedophiles. Children frequently use […]

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Circus Outdated and Cruel Editor: In a 21st century society, the circus is an outdated and cruel source of entertainment.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. […]