The Vermont Department of Health is reporting that during the course of the pandemic; opiate overdose rates have skyrocketed in Burlington and across Vermont.

With the primary elections scheduled for August 11, I would like to share a few thoughts.

I served as the Chair of South Burlington’s Open Space Interim Zoning (IZ) Committee and I wanted to take this opportunity to clarify a few misleading points that were made in the SmartGrowth …

I don’t believe the South Burlington School Board has been taking the voters very seriously. Despite numerous objections, their first budget would have raised taxes over 11%. And their most re…

I write regarding the full-page advertisement regarding Smart Growth in South Burlington. There are important issues not addressed in this ad. First, I encourage all residents to read Act 76, …

In SB, hard-working people; owners of small businesses; people who have children in school; retirees; the disabled; land lords; city workers; medical personnel; restaurants; hair dressers; fai…

South Burlington educators and support staff have some of the most important jobs in the community, and we respect and appreciate everything you do for our children and our families.

Nearly everyone is convinced of the need for police reform after the death of George Floyd. But what reform? My favorite idea is to eliminate the bail system.

Like most of us that get a soul-crushing dose of the daily news feed, I gasped at the sight of the U.S. government clearing peaceful protesters from Lafayette Square Park. How horrified those …

In my hometown of Keene, NH, there is a local artist named Makayla Rich. I had seen some of her work online and was moved by so many of her pieces.

Currently, our focus is on the ongoing pandemic. However, there is another issue plaguing our world.

As a white person, I write in support of BIPOC. As an ordained lay Buddhist, I write to encourage moving public money into schools, health care, housing and the transformation of our police fo…

I am writing to express my opposition to voting by mail in the upcoming elections. I believe this creates a real danger for voter harvesting and fraud.

I am very disappointed to see that the school budget was rejected by a wide margin, with only 30% of the town voting.

We condemn the recent murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and mourn the many precious lives lost over the years at the hands of an unjust and racist system. At King Street …

When I read the national news, I feel that times are tough for civil-rights-loving Americans who want leadership and hope for the future.

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

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