I’m writing this Earth Day message to you, our elected officials, to plead with you to start treating climate change as the emergency it is.

We often think of the large environmental changes the planet is undergoing, as occurring somewhere else in the world: in exotic tropical rain forests, or in hurricanes along the coasts of the United States, or among overhunted large animal species in Africa, or along crumbling glaciers, but every bit as important (though perhaps less visible) examples of degradation are taking place in every village, city and county across our country, including South Burlington.

Can we please cease and desist with this SoBu nonsense? Every time I see it in print, I cringe.

I smiled as I read “An uninvited guest — the fox” by seventh-grader Richard Jiang. Our youth have lots to teach us.

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In my April 8 Guest Perspective on affordable housing, two costs given for Cathedral Square buildings were inaccurate.

Just what we need, another way for capitalists to exploit substance abuse, dependency and addiction in order to make money.

At an April 5 city council meeting, I made the following comment. I am interested in what you think about South Burlington doing something about climate change.

The recent guest perspective, “What’s the issue with southeast quadrant housing?” makes several incorrect assumptions and inferences relating to Vince Bolduc’s earlier commentary, “Uniqueness of the Southeast Quadrant.”

Five years ago, I had the same experience finding a way to purchase hearing aids I could afford as Jessie Forand (“Hearing is not a luxury,” The Other Paper, March 18, 2021).

I am a retired South Burlington School District Administrator having worked for the school district for 26 years.

I am seeing more frequent use of “So Bu” as the shorthand designation for my city. I’m not crazy about this adopted nickname but it got me thinking about extending it throughout the region.

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

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