Op-Ed: The plastic problem is worse than you thought

Since the start of 2018, China is no longer accepting plastic recycling from the United States. While previously the country accepted 70 percent of the U.S.’s plastic exports for recycling, they are now accepting zero percent due to human health … Continued

The Capitol is Montpelier

Dear Editor, A few years back, in 2012, my two preteen daughters convinced me to bring them to the movie “Hunger Games.” I am pleased that they did. This science fiction thriller is based is an adaptation of the 2008 … Continued

Op-Ed: Bond downgrade will cost Vermont

On Oct. 23, Moody’s Investors Service announced that it was downgrading Vermont’s general obligation bond rating from Aaa to Aa1, citing demographic concerns along with the state’s unfunded pension obligations. According to Moody’s: “The downgrade of the ratings incorporates an … Continued

Op-Ed: That really scary climate report

On Nov. 23, the U.S Government’s Global Climate Research Program delivered a Congressionally-mandated “National Climate Assessment” report. Grim is too weak an adjective for the terrors that the report describes. Here’s an attempt to summarize the document: The earth is … Continued

Join in National Wreaths Across American Day

Dear Editor, Fellow residents of Bennington and the surrounding area, we are asking you to join us on National Wreaths Across America Day, Dec. 15 at noon, at the Vermont Veterans’ Home on 325 North St. in Bennington. Each December … Continued

A letter about funding for veterans

Dear Editor, Recently, I received a funding appeal letter from the Wounded Warrior Project, where, according to them, only “80 percent of their money is spent on programs for veterans.” Also, they do not help veterans from the Vietnam era … Continued

A letter from Rep. Tom Bock

Dear Editor, I want to thank the voters of Andover, Baltimore, Chester, and North Springfield for re-electing me to be your representative in Montpelier. I look forward to representing all of you and hope to learn more about your concerns … Continued

A letter from the American Red Cross

Dear Editor, The fall and winter can be a busy time full of fun activities and travel, but the same activities that bring joy can also negatively impact patients in need of lifesaving transfusions. In fact, right now, the American … Continued

Please respect handicap parking areas

Dear Editor, I need to write this letter to express my disappointment and anger at a situation that has affected me since 2006. Due to extensive knee replacement (revision) surgery that did not turn out right, I cannot bend my … Continued

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