Perry Green, Manchester GOP chairman, should know that none of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were born in America, since the process to create the U.S. did not even begin until they had signed. Many signers were born in English colonies.
The first couple days, I thought perhaps your layout folks had simply made a mistake. But after a week, I have come to the sad realization that you have replaced the "Non Sequitur" comic strip with "Beetle Bailey."
This is in response to Mr. Perry Green's complaint that our Harvard-educated "former first lady" ought to have known that several of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were born in America and thus, were "born American."
John McClaughry’s column, “That really scary climate report,” disparages the recent National Climate Assessment. One might imagine that Mr. McClaughry is a climatologist or other expert, but he has no serious background in climatology.
With the cold weather here and blood supplies dangerously low, Rutland County residents once again have an opportunity to give a truly life-changing gift — at no cost.
In the Dec. 11 issue, Mr. Perry Green takes "a former first lady" to task for stating to a group of new citizens that they, like the signers of the Declaration of Independence, became Americans.
I want to thank the city of Rutland for another great Kids and Family Fun Day.
Perry Green, the Manchester GOP chairman, in the Dec. 11 Rutland Herald, takes a cheap shot at Michelle Obama without naming her. He criticizes statements she made more than four years ago at a naturalization ceremony for 50 new citizens.
John McClaughry's opinion piece in the Rutland Herald questions the recent climate report's "highly speculative projections." His role and that of the Ethan Allen Institute has long been to muddy the waters about how we view climate change and its impacts on our environment and us. As a mout…
This letter is in response to Mr. Perry Green's recent letter seeming to chide our former first lady for pointing out (in 2014 at a naturalization ceremony) that the signers of the Declaration of Independence were not born in America. Mr. Green points out that “only 8 of the 56 signers were …
I am one who believes that women should be paid the same amount of money for the same work, [as men.]
What next? The recent news about several radio stations banning an old seasonal song, "Baby, It's Cold Outside," ("Me Too" movement) is absolutely ludicrous.
I am reading credible reports that Donald Trump is self-dealing from campaign funds, using campaign funds to pay personal legal expenses, and there are multiple admissions of his lawyer committing crimes at the direction of Donald Trump.
I want to thank the voters of Rutland Town for supporting me once again for re-election to the Vermont State Legislature. It is an honor and a bit humbling to represent the good people of Rutland Town in Montpelier. Each time I enter the General Assembly, I always remember who sent me here a…
Richard Nixon used every sneaky, evasive tactic in his criminal playbook to try and throw reporters off the trail of his Watergate crime.
Now that the excitement of the election has died down, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all the people who supported me in my recent bid for the office of probate judge.
It’s that wonderful time of year when most, if not all, of us seem to be at our best. Shifting our interests away [from] ourselves to doing for others. For many, the inspiration comes from the celebration of Jesus’ birth. For some, it is a "festival of lights" celebrating the rededication of…
Over the years, the important question has been asked, "What can people do to make the world a better place?" How about "If we didn't live in a world of 'What's in it for me?' the world will finally be beautiful." Enough said.
Regarding the Sanders Institute's "Gathering," I was surprised to read about it in the paper the day before it took place, and again the day after, having never seen any publicity further in advance, or received registration information by mail or online.
I was briefly but deeply relieved to hear the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to talk about Yemen. But what we all know we need is to stop the genocide immediately.
The statue of the Roman Goddess Ceres was hoisted up on to the top of the capital building in Montpelier after a new creation of the old one was replaced.
When George H.W. Bush announced his candidacy for the presidency, in October 1987, Newsweek ran its cover story titled “Fighting the ‘Wimp Factor.’” The clear implication of the story was that Bush (the youngest American combat pilot in WWII, a war hero, diplomat and CIA director, who served…
Back when America was Great, the three legs of the milk stool of Vermont democracy were town government, the fire department and the schools, And we all came together in common cause at town meeting to decide how best to utilize them. Cut off one of those legs and that milk stool will no lon…
Magicians and con men count on distraction to survive. One current national example: our president and his political friends keep you focused on migrants and refugees, so you won’t notice things like the fact that the U.S. health care “system” is a far greater danger to your long-term well-b…
We wanted to take a moment out of our busy holiday schedules to thank the Rutland community for coming out on a snowy #GivingTuesday and giving generously to the CSJ Provider Program’s Share the Warmth clothing drive. Our students processed 516 items of clothing, which are being distributed …
When a medical emergency occurs, we have all been trained to call 911 and have the expectation that assistance will be quick, concise and successful.
Soccer season has ended for Vermont high schools and here's a few statistics.
In writing letters to the editor of various newspapers, I have found that while some of them are leaning to the left (liberal), others lean to the right (conservative).
Our former first lady reminded 50 newly-made citizens at a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., that the Founding Fathers were not born in America. In her speech, referring to the Declaration of Independence, she stated: "It's amazing that just a few feet fro…
It is beyond worth noting that we, us, the U.S., is complicit in the mass starvation of nearly 100,000 children in Yemen.
The Federal Reserve recently raised interest rates 0.25 percent and more is expected, despite President Trump’s request to “back off.” He’s concerned that higher rates will harm the economy and he would rather pay down the debt with increased revenue expected from a strong economy. President…
Cable access provisions
Some Vermonters, but not all, believe that the full state legalization of marijuana is inevitable with a few years. The rationale is that Vermonters will pay a premium in taxes and fees in order to not purchase through the black market for varying reasons. Maybe yes, maybe no.
Recently, I received a funding appeal letter from the Wounded Warrior Project where, according to them, only "80 percent of their money is spent on programs for veterans." Also, they do not help veterans from the Vietnam Era or earlier.
While President Trump pardons two turkeys for Thanksgiving, every one of us can exercise that same presidential power by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance.
I am writing to propose our elected officials address the lack of transportation infrastructure in southern Vermont and in particular, Rutland County.
His old attack on Smokey Bear has come back to haunt him with memes like, “Only YOU can prevent forest fires. Seriously. We’ve been defunded. It’s just you now.”
As I mentioned in an earlier commentary, it is clear that President Trump lives in Walt’s head 24 hours a day, even when he is “half a world away.” Walt’s hatred is so visceral, I am sure it is not good for his health.
The problem of the dairy farmers getting a cost of production plus a reasonable profit has not been solved. As a result, solar farms are being built on these former hay fields. I would think that a steering committee of processors, farmers and regulators could talk and solve this problem.
Burlington lawyer Brady Toensing's comment to Jane Rathke about the closing of the investigation of his allegations against Jane O'Meara Sanders ("No charges for Bernie Sanders' wife in land deal") reveals him to be the soul of the new Vermont Republican Party. His closing sentence begins, "…
Stuart Lindberg’s article (Thursday, Nov. 15) seems to suggest that Vermont Democratic candidates did not have a "laser-sharp focus on addressing (the) issues and bringing (the) message to the voters.” Robin Chesnut-Tangerman won his district (Pawlet, West Pawlet, Wells, Rupert and Tinmouth)…
Double-down Donny didn't waste any time putting his obstruction scheme in motion after he saw that the Democrats got control of the House.
Over 100,000 Vermonters voted for me last week. I want to thank each and every person for their support.
Donald J. Trump will stop at nothing to prevent the American people from finding out the truth about his treasonous collaboration with the highest levels of the Russian government to "win" a fixed election.
Dear Representative Burditt: Congratulations on your recent win. It is my hope that now you have won re-election, you will find the time to respond to your constituents on matters of local concern, even if they are Democrats.
Black River Good Neighbor Services thanks all of our friends and neighbors who recently donated to and attended the annual Stick Season Social. We held the event at Sam’s Steakhouse in Ludlow on a Saturday evening and the outpouring of support was tremendous.
I want to thank the voters in Rutland District 5-2 for the vote of confidence on Nov. 6.
Thank you to all the residents of Brandon, Pittsford and Sudbury who voted in the general election.
Everyone needs a safe, healthy, affordable home.
The current president of the United States once called climate change a hoax. Under these circumstances, states within our country need to take it upon themselves to establish reform that helps to combat climate change.