Letters

LETTERS: 4.3.19

To the Editor, I am writing to address the issue of the tampon tax in our state. I am a 15-year-old girl from Montpelier High School, and I am frustrated and confused with the high tax on feminine hygiene products. These products are treated as a luxury, which should not be the case. The average […]

LETTERS: 3.20.19

To the Editor, As a girl in the ’80s and ’90s, I grew up with a strong sense that my body was my own and that I could make decisions and choices about when and how my life as a mother would begin. This right to freedom and control over my body and life have […]

LETTERS: 3.6.19

To the Editor, I am profoundly disappointed that 18 individuals are attempting to thwart plans to build a new hotel and public parking structure in downtown Montpelier. I’ve been in business in Montpelier for nearly 11 years, and in that time I’ve seen retail shift dramatically, not just downtown, but universally. As Montpelier merchants, we […]

LETTERS: 1.23.19

Support the Parking Garage Editor, It’s disappointing to see that a small minority of residents—in the case of the appeal, 18 people—are attempting to subvert the decisions made through Montpelier’s extensive and open Design Review and Zoning process, and the will of almost 2,500 Montpelier voters who approved the parking garage in November.  Montpelier downtown […]

LETTERS: 11.1.18

Letters to the paper are not fact-checked and do not necessarily represent the views of The Bridge. Yay for Scooters Editor, I’d like to take a moment to thank Conor Casey and everyone else involved in bringing Bird scooters to Montpelier. These kinds of low-impact experiments with the city’s transportation options are exactly what we […]

LETTERS: 9.20.18

Support Community Radio Editor, Community radio became an American institution in the 20th century for many reasons, but at its core, these reasons tie to connection. Small, independent radio stations are hubs for honest, real, accessible, 24/7 community dialogue and information sharing, affording communities that have them a level of civic sovereignty from the often […]

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 […]