Election Letters

The Oct. 22 edition of the paper is the last one that will publish election-related letters. We will not publish election letters in the last edition before the vote on Nov. 3, because there would be no opportunity to correct errors or other problems before people went to the polls.

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The Other Paper website October 8, 2020, states that I “have been a long-time opponent of the Other Paper.” Nothing could be further from the truth.

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After reading today’s article in VT Digger about the new South Burlington “newspaper,” I would like to share my support of the journalism of The Other Paper.

Shameful is how South Burlington taxpayers should view the city manager using their hard-earned money to fund a piece of government propaganda such as the new city-hall “newsletter.”

Motivated by an article in The Other Paper, several years ago I attended a City Council Meeting to speak about an issue.

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I normally vote Republican as I was a Republican. But I no longer trust the Republican Party.

Sept. 23, about 7:30 p.m. After a tasty dinner outside at home in Winooski everyone feels good. A gentle south breeze on my face and legs makes the fall air feel warm.

I am writing to say that I miss the wellness columns you used to run from Heather Main.

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I’m reaching out on behalf of United Way of Northwest Vermont to ask for your input on community health and wellbeing.


I’ve been on the job at the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) for just over eight weeks. CVOEO is part of a national network of community action agencies that were create…

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The League of Women Voters, committed to the right of all citizens to vote, stands in favor of mail-in balloting and supports funding levels for the United States Postal Service (USPS) in the …

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I recently learned that the word “Autumn” comes from the Latin “auctum,” for “increase,” or “exalt.”

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Vermont is a small state with limited means, but with an imaginative citizenry who want the best for their families: in education, climate, food supply, health care, internet access, clean water, and so many other areas.

Read through The Other Paper's Letters Archives, from January 9, 2015, to November 29, 2018.

Have an opinion? Send a letter. We do our best to get different opinions in the paper. The wider the variety of ideas, the better readers are served. A healthy letters page in the local newspaper indicates an engaged community. A difference of opinion expressed through civil discourse indicates a robust, thinking democracy. Letters should be no more than 400 words and should be submitted by 12 p.m. on the Monday before publication for The Other Paper, and by 5 p.m. for The Citizen and Shelburne News.

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Letter Policy

Please do not send open letters, form letters, letter writing campaigns, copies of letters sent to other publications, or letters signed by a group. Letters written in response to another letter should address the topic at hand, and not the author of the letter; please refer to the headline and date of the letter to which you are responding. We do not accept letters of endorsement or complaint about individual businesses. ‘Thank you’ letters that include lists of businesses or individuals who have supported a cause, will be edited to remove the list.