Letters

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 […]

LETTERS: 3.1.18

Letters to the paper are not fact-checked and do not necessarily represent the views of The Bridge.   On Studying Carbon Pricing in Vermont Editor, I was very disappointed when our Republican president of the United States backed by his Republican-dominated Congress chose to abandon the Paris Climate Accord.  What a disgusting abdication of world […]

LETTER: Support Community Health Centers

Dear Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Schumer: We write to express our serious concerns about the expiration of funding for HRSA’s Health Center Program more than two months ago.  Congress’ failure to extend this funding has caused service disruptions for the 22 community health centers and their many patients across New Hampshire and Vermont.  […]

LETTERS: 12.21.17

A Montpelier Masterpiece Editor, Consider some of the classic events we’ve come to love here in Montpelier and nearby towns: Art Walk, the sock sale, Poem City, even the Rotten Sneaker Contest—all wonderful, all memorable. Now add Montpelier Chamber Orchestra’s (MCO) performance in mid-November of Amahl and the Night Visitors. MCO and the community’s cast […]

LETTERS: 11.2.17

Scary Meat Industry Editor, I have no fear of goblins, witches, or evil clowns lurking on Halloween. What really scares me is the meat industry. This is the industry that deprives, mutilates, cages, and then butchers billions of cows, pigs, turkeys, and chickens—animals that feel joy, affection, sadness, and pain, as we do, that  exposes […]

LETTERS: 10.19.17

Transportation from the Junction Would be Helpful Editor, First, keep up the great work publishing such a quality publication for Montpelier. Reading your article on the pocket structure on the foot/bicycle path reminds me that over 10 years ago I informed Public Works that the three or four lighting units built into the bridge had […]