Letters to the Editor

We invite you to write considered responses on topics covered by VTDigger. The letters will be published several times a week, depending on the number submitted. They will appear on the front page of VTDigger and at this archive. To submit a letter, complete the form here.

Paul Dame’s Commentary “Green Mountain Care Board fails to ‘do no harm’” (VTDigger, Nov. 23), contends that the Green Mountain Care Board should be disbanded in 2021, and disparagingly refers to "Gov. Shumlin’s experimental Single Payer Health Care system.” First off, for the record, I am a member of the Green Mountain Care Board advisory […]
Regarding the article Nov. 24, “Pot prosecution of paralyzed NEK man raises policy concerns: What an unfortunate turn of events for everyone involved in this episode. Mr. Prosper and his family are precisely the sort of citizens that the legalization policies and recent legislation of the state assembly were intending to benefit. Instead, sloppiness or […]
With all of this year's unprecedented difficulties, I must strike a positive note with the professional, dedicated staff who run Covid-relief grants for the arts sector.  The Vermont Arts Council, Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Vermont Humanities and ReVTA with the Regional Development Corporations of Vermont have provided high-quality, honest and informative support […]
VTDigger’s article “‘Ideologue’ vs. ‘bridge builder’: What kind of Progressives are Pine and Tracy?” (Nov. 25) is generally informative but not appropriately balanced.   It is a challenge to distinguish Max Tracy and Brian Pine since they are largely in agreement on the issues, but to rely more heavily on old-guard retired Progressives for “sound bites” […]
Columnist David Moats writes sensitively (VTDigger, Nov. 24) about his Southern friend’s family attitudes. The love of a family history no matter the tragedy for others.  We lived in the Northwest and Southwest in the past decade. It became clear to me that the maturity of Americans is what must evolve. We have destroyed half […]
So the Vermont lodging industry formed a coalition, hired a law firm and bullied millions in CARES Act grant money from Gov. Scott. I am just a lowly hospitality worker who was grossly underpaid for my work and lost my full-time job due to Covid. Unemployment insurance wages hover near $200 a week, which is […]
I hope someone would bring up to the governor or legislators what to me is a very valid issue. We are in the middle of a pandemic; it is a scientific fact that masks reduce the spread. To not wear a mask without a doctor's note to me should be the same as intentionally risking […]
I have strong ties to Vermont and regularly absorb the state's media. On reading Brian Vogel's letter specifying Covid-19 stats regarding hospitalizations, I felt they seemed low, so I went to his cited source and checked. His letter, "Land of the free no more," was published in VTDigger on Nov. 20. Mr. Vogel wrote then, […]
Regarding the attack on the internet communications at UVM Medical Center: I have heard nothing on the news. I understand the communications system is still out after several weeks since the attack. Why are we not hearing about the situation at the medical center? What is being done to repair its communication systems? Are there […]
I am a retired teacher now but have a daughter who teaches and a grandson in day care. Tonight they are awaiting the Covid test results of their day care provider and her daughter due to symptoms.  My daughter is trying to figure out how to manage parent teacher-conferences, care for her 2-year-old, write sub […]