Letters

LETTERS: 9.6.18

Letters to the paper are not fact-checked and do not necessarily represent the views of The Bridge.   Important Step for Downtown Editor, On behalf of Montpelier Alive, the Montpelier Business Association, and the Montpelier Development Corporation, we are grateful to the Montpelier City Council for moving forward in the process toward a public vote […]

LETTERS: 8.16.18

Letters to the paper are not fact-checked and do not necessarily represent the views of The Bridge.   Praise for the New School of Montpelier Editor, Last week our son Ned, who suffers from autism, graduated from the New School of Montpelier. This fine school educates students with significant disabilities. They are truly wonderful people […]

LETTERS: 8.2.18

Letters to the paper are not fact-checked and do not necessarily represent the views of The Bridge.   Become Informed and Vote Editor, As a life-long Vermonter, I am very concerned with the way things are going in this state. For too long we have had too much complacency in politics. It seems there are […]

LETTERS: 7.5.18

Letters to the paper are not fact-checked and do not necessarily represent the views of The Bridge.   Thanks for Discussing Depression Editor, I was glad to see Karen Kurle’s article about depression and where to get help. I suffer from suicidal depression. I relapsed this past spring so severely that I was hospitalized for […]

A Letter to Gov. Scott from COVE

Dear Governor Scott, On behalf of the Community of Vermont Elders (COVE), we write to encourage you to sign the Fiscal Year 2019 budget the Legislature has set forth during the special session. While COVE is not directly engaged in the discussions related to the tax bill and property tax rates, we firmly believe that […]

LETTERS: 6.21.18

Letters to the paper are not fact-checked and do not necessarily represent the views of The Bridge.   Ban Single-use Plastic Bags Editor, As most of us now know, plastic is extremely versatile but highly problematic.  The problem is not so much with plastic products, but how to safely dispose of them.  The curious thing […]

Well Wishes for Nat from His Daughter, Hannah

I was living with Nat for a year, 25 years ago, when the first meetings to create The Bridge were happening. Enthused and energetic men and women gathered at his house and elsewhere to debate its name, its nature, what issues it would cover, how it would run. I was 25 at the time and […]

LETTERS: 6.7.18

Letters to the paper are not fact-checked and do not necessarily represent the views of The Bridge.   Thanks to Volunteers Editor, I am writing to thank the dedicated volunteers who have helped with recent downtown beautification projects. These projects, led by the Montpelier Alive Design Committee, help contribute toward a more attractive and vibrant […]

LETTERS: 5.17.18

Letters to the paper are not fact-checked and do not necessarily represent the views of The Bridge.   Thanks to Nat Editor, In the world of community newspaper editor/publishers, what separates the hireling from the good shepherd? The former punches the clock. The latter doesn’t have one, but is compelled by (1) printers’ deadlines that […]

LETTERS: 5.3.18

Letters to the paper are not fact-checked and do not necessarily represent the views of The Bridge.   Privatizing a Public Street Editor, For 23 years I have lived peacefully at the top of Scribner Street (one of the hill streets off River Street). It is a small, wild parcel of land surrounded on three […]