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.

The gubernatorial debate which I watched Wednesday night was very powerful and both candidates are to be applauded for a job well done!   However, one question about health care and the state employees not wanting a Medicare Advantage plan for retirees showed the governor's acceptance of the total privatization of Medicare and his lack of […]
With all this government hype with pro-electric vehicles isn’t it very strange there is little mention of actual trade-in values, insurance rates, homeowner costs for charging stations and winter use of said vehicles? It should be very easy for any newspaper outlet to print or link (with permission) actual invoices and billings for the above-mentioned […]
Beware what you read. Voters in Vermont are being inundated by false information about the abortion amendment known as Article 22 or Proposal 5. Here is what you need to know:  Article 22 has been in the works for four years now by Democrats in the Vermont House and Senate.  It was started by lawmakers […]
In reading about Medicare Advantage I must agree that it is not the way to go! I worked for the state of Vermont for many years working with people with disabilities but I would never want anything less than the best. Never Medicare Advantage! Please fight for what is best for all! Steven P. Smith, […]
As Vermonters, we always want the best for our fellow Vermonters. After starting work in a local office a little over a year ago, I am much more aware of something that is going on around the entire state. Vermont is beautiful, and we locals know just how lucky we are to have this beauty […]
I have been following the news concerning the proposed new Burlington High School with great interest as I am a graduate of BHS and the local college community. Evidently, there is no greater need right now than a new institute of higher education as apparently everyone who has ever graduated is inept and uneducated. I […]
We’ve all felt the pain of still-high gas prices. We’ve seen it before. According to the National Resources Defense Council (NRCD), adjusted for inflation, prices were similarly high in 2006, 2008 and briefly after 2011. This spike has much to do with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which is largely funded by fossil fuels. The NRCD […]
I've been a happy member of Vermont State Employees Credit Union for over three decades, and I'll be voting against the merger. Having read and considered the various reasons proposed for this move, I think it comes down to a few simple things.  First, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. VSECU is a healthy […]
As part of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Central Vermont Out of the Darkness Walks, I will be participating on Oct. 29 at the Statehouse in Montpelier to draw attention to the importance of suicide prevention. I won't be walking alone. Last year, over 550 Out of the Darkness Walks took place in communities […]
This is in response to Anne Donahue's opinion piece in which she cited the Guttmacher Institute's statistics on third-trimester abortion.  Rep. Donahue quoted the statistics as saying there were 12,000 third-trimester elective abortions in the U.S. each year. Unfortunately, most of us are never taught how to read and understand statistics in school (which is […]