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

New England is known for its town halls and town meetings. Not often mentioned is the Town Clock, an equally important feature all but forgotten now in many towns. Until recently, our Town Clo…

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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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In August, I had the pleasure of meeting with Vermont Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman at an online “cottage party.” Zuckerman is running for governor of Vermont.

We live in a moment of human history where we are assaulted at every turn. Just as we come to grips with one great burden, another one falls from above, seeking to crush us. We’re dealing with…

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While 2020 is a year like no other, that first evening chill and the initial hint of color in the trees signify fall is, once again, on its way.

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Here we are folks. After the summer that wasn’t, September slipped into our lives like a weekend guest who seemingly arrives early and plans to stay late. I must have missed June melding into …

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Policy decisions regarding education and child care are gendered. That is a fact that must not be ignored. As public schools in Vermont reopen using a variety of learning models, data signals …

On primary day Chittenden County Senators Ginny Lyons and Michael Sirotkin and Senate candidate Thomas Chittenden each received enough write–in votes to run with a Republican nomination, in ad…

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A few months ago, the Legislature adjourned without passing a full fiscal year’s budget. The hope by the majority party in Montpelier was Congress would come to the rescue and appropriate more…

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Email letters to news@otherpapersbvt.com, news@thecitizenvt.com or news@shelburnenews.com. We accept letters from residents and business owners within each newspaper’s coverage area. Please include your name, street address, email address and phone number so we can verify that you wrote the letter. We keep contacts confidential. Letters should not be libelous or slanderous, and will be accepted and printed at the discretion of the editor. All points should be supported with facts. Letters regarding a candidate or ballot item/issue will not be printed the week before an election. Questions? Call 802-864-6670 or 802-985-3091.

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.