Letters to the Editor


Reaching consensus with landowners along pipeline route

There is no doubt that the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project will strengthen our economy, help retain and create jobs by cutting heating bills by 40 to 50 percent and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions—advantages that help Vermont transition toward a cleaner and more affordable energy future.

Field Days was a gas!

On behalf of the employees of Vermont Gas, I offer our appreciation and thanks to attendees who stopped by our booth at the Addison County Fair and Field Days.

Benefit for Conrad F. Bell

On Sept., 27, we’re hosting a benefit for Conrad F. Bell at the American Legion in Vergenne.

Signs of the times

Your editorial in the Aug. 9 issue is right on the mark.

Vergennes Lions’ say thank you

The Vergennes Lions Club wishes to thank everyone who contributed items to make this year’s charity auction a success.


In Lou Varricchio’s editorial on August 2, he wrote, “I think that once I’m dead, that’s pretty much it -- end of story.

Birthday bash

On behalf of Dick Nordmeyer and the committee, I would like to thank you for all the recent news coverage of our community 250th birthday event.

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Guest Viewpoint: The impossible dream—bipartisanship

From the well of the U.S. Senate, U.S. Sen. Harry Reid (D)—a documented pathological liar—constantly calls for bipartisanship while excoriating the Koch Brothers, Fox News, the Tea Party...

‘Rising Tide’ is extreme and not in the public interest

Twelve members of Rising Tide Vermont Aug. 1 obstructed the entrance to an active construction site.

A Monster fix | Letter to the Editor

The members of the Cairo Mini-Monsters Unit wish to thank the Right Fix for providing the labor and materials to fix our ailing parade vehicle.

Red flags for single payer plan | Guest Viewpoint

“Let’s talk about big government run [healthcare] plans,” U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I, vermont) needled fellow Veterans’ Affairs Committee member John McCain.

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Letter to the Editor: MUHS thanks the local community

...The celebration of this past weekend still echoes as I write this letter of thanks to all the businesses and individuals whose generosity contributed to the joy and experiences of Commencement and Project Graduation for the MUHS Class of 2014. It was truly special and memorable.

Pipeline opponents are rude, angry, disrepectful

Vermont prides itself on polite discourse and, generally, we have great respect for each other and the processes we use to resolve difficult issues like utility projects.

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Guest Viewpoint: Vergennes on the move

With all its assets, Vergennes epitomizes so much that Vermont communities statewide strive for: a strong village center surrounded by a beautiful working landscape...

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Guest Viewpoint: State revenue results show Vermont economy is in crisis

There are more signs that Gov. Peter Shumlin's economic policies —enacted by the Democrat supermajority in the Vermont State Legislature—re failing. The strategy of higher tax rates, more state spending and bigger state government is not working to grow Vermont's economy, create jobs, or lower the cost of living in our state.