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Letters to the editor, Nov. 17

Saying 'No' to 'The Bachelor'To the Editor, In response to last week's article "Will you accept this show?" regarding "The Bachelor" filming in Manchester, my answer is "no." The Bachelor is the …

Letter: Seeking signatures for change in town government

To the Editor:Attention all citizens of Bennington and North Bennington interested in a mayoral form of government who would like to sign a petition to include the opportunity to vote for a change in …

Letter: Put your money where your conscience is

To the Editor:Perhaps you've noticed that from time to time, usually on Fridays, people have been standing on Bonnet Street outside the TDBank office in Manchester holding signs. I'd like to explain why.Those folks are participating in a world-wide …

Letter: Oil tank regulations left homeowners in dark

To the Editor:I am writing this letter to voice my displeasure with the implementation of the new above-ground storage tank regulations. I fully understand the premise of the wanting such regulations/inspections to ensure that a household or …

Letter: In bad taste?

To the Editor:At the bottom of your Opinion page A4, you have a heading titled "HAVE YOUR SAY" wherein you state:"The Journal will not publish (writings) that violate standards of good taste, make libelous accusations, (or) ad hominem arguments ..." …

Letter: Thanks for supporting summer reading

To the Editor:It is with heartfelt appreciation that I extend thanks to Mother Myrick's Confectionery and the Northshire Bookstore for their generous sponsorship of the Manchester Community Library's 2017 Summer Reading Program. With their support …

Letter: Judge Fisher by standards of her time

To the Editor:How ironic that, today, in highly progressive Vermont, Dorothy Canfield Fisher is under attack for her embrace of eugenics in the 1920s. Eugenics was, after all, an offshoot of the Progressive movement of the early 20th century. …

Letter: Thanks for backing Battenkill concert

To the Editor:We write on behalf of the Battenkill Grange No. 487 and the Batten Kill Watershed Alliance to thank everyone involved in the Battenkill Appreciation Day Concert several weeks ago. Thanks to everyone who came and enjoyed the wonderful …

Editorials
Displaying the American and Vermont flags

Over the past few months, there has been a great deal of emotional display over the American flag and the national anthem - much of which has taken place at NFL games, and some of which has been seen …

Winners, no matter what the scoreboard says

Saturday brought news of wins and losses to our part of the world.For the Arlington Memorial High School girls' soccer team, it was the elation of completing an undefeated dream season with a 3-0 win …

The real cost of the opioid crisis

In 2016, the opioid crisis cost the United States 64,070 lives. President Trump's declaration of a "public health emergency" on Thursday, however, signified that the administration would continue to …

Bigotry comes in many forms

Thursday's forum held at Burr and Burton Academy provided an important step in opening a dialogue on issues of race and diversity in Manchester, but there's still plenty of work to be done when it …

Editorial: Remembering Sandy Casey

From all accounts — former teachers, her fiance and the families of her special education students in Manhattan Beach, Calif. — Sandy Casey was a truly special and gifted young woman with …

Our Opinion: Can we listen?

They gathered in that spot to launch the "Campaign Nonviolence" movement in Vermont, carrying signs proclaiming their hopes for a more just society and building a culture free from war, poverty, …

Columnists
Commentary: Abolishing IMD exclusion will put teeth in war on opioid addiction

Since the 1960s, U.S. hospitals and healthcare facilities that provide more than 16 beds for the care of people with psychiatric and addiction issues have been known in legislative terms as …

Commentary: Tax Reform and Fiscal Responsibility

Republicans in Congress have decided that with their embarrassing failure to "reform and replace" Obamacare, they absolutely must produce one popular legislative achievement to present to voters a …

Vermont's workforce dilemma

Vermont's struggle to grow its workforce weakens our economy, inhibits the ability of Vermont businesses to expand their operations, and threatens the ability for Vermonters and future generations to …

Senior Bulletin Board

Thanksgiving is next week, and all are invited to a traditional turkey dinner to be served at St. Paul's Catholic Church on Bonnet Street between 1:00 and 3:00 on Thursday. No reservations needed, no …

Holiday season is primetime for fraud

In case you haven't noticed, the holiday season arrived early this year (right after Labor Day) and once again the Grinch in the form of a con artist is working hard to ruin your celebrations. Black …

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