Letters

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 […]

LETTERS: 4.19.18

Letters to the paper are not fact-checked and do not necessarily represent the views of The Bridge.   Complete Streets Committee Working to Make City Safer Editor, Readers of The Bridge might like to know: * Citizen volunteers are working to make Montpelier a friendlier, safer city for pedestrians and bicyclists. * Some of these […]

LETTERS: 4.5.18

Letters to the paper are not fact-checked and do not necessarily represent the views of The Bridge.   The Realities of Trapping Editor, I would like to take a moment to address the pro-trapping propaganda that’s routinely promoted by Vermont Fish & Wildlife, as seen most recently in Commissioner Louis Porter’s interview with your paper […]

LETTERS: 3.15.18

Letters to the paper are not fact-checked and do not necessarily represent the views of The Bridge.   Burn Ash Firewood Now to Slow Down the Emerald Ash Borer Editor, Hello. You may know me as a writer and as the Outreach Manager at the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District, but I’m writing to […]