Letters to the Editor


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Letter to the Editor: Green goddess

Electric rates need to be higher. And higher. That is the only way true Vermonters, those who really care about the environment will compel others to clamp down on wasteful use of the voltage juice.

Natural Gas: A choice for Vermont | Guest Viewpoint

For almost 50 years, Vermont Gas has offered an important energy choice to Vermonters in Franklin and Chittenden counties.

Vermont budget cuts unnecessary | Guest Viewpoint

An open letter to Shap Smith, speaker of the House and John Campbell, president pro tempore of the Senate State House:

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To the Editor: Vermont Loon Watch blog

My letter criticising Bruce Parker’s recent article on renewable energy was purloined from The Eagle’s website, and excerpts are now posted on the vermontloonwatch website, together with commentary which exemplifies the sad state of political debate in this country. Lest my response to that posting be removed by whoever runs the site, I offer my response here for public record.

Letter to the Editor: Nutrition panel tells all

The U.S. Advisory Panel on Dietary Guidelines has finally mustered the courage to recommend that Americans eat less meat and dairy products.

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Letter to the Editor: Peter Shumlin, a lame duck governor

The upcoming election cycle may be one of the most interesting, and important, of my lifetime, ushered in by a 2014 election that saw the one of the closest gubernatorial elections in Vermont’s history.

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Letter to the Editor: Taking Bruce Parker to task—again

Bruce Parker’s Vermont Watchdog Report enjoys regular prominence on the the front page of the Eagle. Whilst his latest offering – “Lone Ranger” against green energy takeover in Vt. (March 7, 2015) – is not as factually barren as some of his previous contributions, it nevertheless lacks rigorous analysis and balanced debate.

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Letter to the Editor: It’s Time for a Carbon Tax

Energy Independent Vermont recently proposed adopting a revenue neutral carbon tax in Vermont.

Vermont home to solar | Letter to the Editor

On Aug. 16, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. I was in Jackson, Wyo., nervously awaiting a call from a potential employer, a solar energy company back in Vermont.

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Guest Viewpoint: Rand report begs the question on legalizing marijuana

What if Vermont legalized fun-time marijuana?

Police power | Letter to the Editor

We write in response to the Hardwick, Vt., Police Department (HPD).

Amazon’s action in Vermont | Guest Viewpoint

Amazon has precipitously cut advertising contacts with Vermont online companies.

Inaugural address misses every target

After barely surviving his re-election bid, Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) chose to deliver an inaugural address Thursday that ignored the issues that most concerned Vermonters—strengthening the economy and reducing the cost of living.

Pipeline: Foreign profits, American risk | Guest Viewpoint

Media coverage of the Keystone XL pipeline is coalescing around a single narrative.

Free tax help | Letter to the Editor

We are writing to let you know that, during the upcoming months of February, March and April, RSVP and the United Way of Addison County will be sponsoring two tax assistance programs for Addison County residents who need help with their state and federal income taxes.