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 […]

LETTERS: 4.16.15

LETTERS: 4.16.15

Don’t Blame the NRA for Water Bill Blockage From The Bridge’s Facebook page: Editor: Paul Perley: The National Rifle Association is the “boogeyman” for all kinds of radical “fascists.” Now the clean water folks are blaming the NRA influence for the failure of H.33 to gain traction in the House. They refuse to accept that […]

LETTERS: 4.2.15

Film Festival a Wonderful Experience Editor: Like the shepherds in “Winter Nomads,” Rachelle Murphy and Eric Reynolds start each year with a large herd of films (this is the 18th year of the Green Mountain Film Festival and there were 2,400 films from 92 countries) and winnow them down to 60 films and four presentations of […]

LETTERS: 3.19.15

LETTERS: 3.19.15

Cringed at the Term “Women Wannabes” Editor: While I appreciate The Bridge’s profiles of interesting (and fabulous) local businesses, I have a few language issues with your story on the Wig Goddess, Feb. 5. The correct, broad term for folks whose gender identity is different than the one assigned to them at birth is transgender (or […]