• Updated
  • 0

Many an October I have written about domestic violence. This October is no different but for the fact that it is now well over a year since we lost our neighbor Anako (Annette) Lumumba on May 3, 2018. For her family and friends and for our shared community, justice remains elusive. Beyond ju…

  • 0

Halloween on a Saturday? To say, I don’t think this is the best idea since sliced bread, ice cream and coffee would be an understatement. I speak for every single teacher, educator, care provider and nanny on the earth who lives in a communit…

  • 0

What is with these developments being built in Burlington and South Burlington? Ticky-tacky houses built on massive clear-cut hillsides – displacing all native animals and plants/destroying natural vistas with total disregard to any environme…

  • 0

“City students protest climate change” (Oct. 3) describes South Burlington students attending a climate rally as “rebellious.” So South Burlington High School students are still “Rebels?”

  • 0

There’s parental concern that public education outcomes are declining, and that diversity, inclusion and climate change are the focus rather than core subjects. One parental option to re-set basic academic emphasis is homeschooling.

  • 0

A few weeks ago, our backyard shed caught fire and was quickly engulfed in flames. It was just a shed, but the flames were 30-plus-feet in the air, and the speed of the raging fire and the intense heat was terrifying. When we became aware of …

  • 0

The state has recently launched a justice reinvestment initiative to develop policy options to reduce the costs of incarceration and reinvest those savings in programs that reduce recidivism and increase public safety. But, this is not the fi…

  • 0

I’ve been scratching my head for 30 years about behavioral health and well-being. Early in those 11,000 days when I was a newbie in the field and looking forward to being more seasoned, I fully expected, however naively, that my central quest…

  • 0

I wear many hats – I’m a mom, a wife, a daughter, sister, neighbor, and friend, a university professor and a locally-elected representative. This month’s community forums on domestic violence bring them all together, so I write to you as Meaghan.

  • 0

Today, it’s Oct. 3, which means 89 days remain until the end of the year. That’s 2.96 months, if you consider all months to have 30 days, which they don’t. Some ding-dong along the way decided to mix it up so several months have 31 days. 

  • 0

Ann Pugh, chair of the Joint Legislative Child Protection Oversight Committee, is a member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Chittenden-7-2 District. She has been a member of the House since 1993. Contact her at apugh@leg.…

  • 0

I watched the television coverage and read the newspaper coverage of the very recent climate protests in Burlington and found myself not only underwhelmed but also angered by the protestors. Why, you might ask?

  • 0

Please join hundreds of us as we walk in unified solidarity to erase the stigma around suicide and mental illness and as we help those in need on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Oakledge Park-Upper Shelter (Flynn Ave.) in Burlington at 8:30 a.m. 

  • 0

We’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the residents of South Burlington and nearby communities who donated bicycles and sewing machines to the 21st Green Mountain Returned Peace Corps collection for international development on Saturday…

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

We welcome your input, and encourage reader participation in an effort to stimulate reflection and discussion about all things South Burlington. Diverse and varied opinions are welcomed in response to public policy, community issues and concerns, and relevant topics of interest. In the interest of healthy civil discourse, stay on topic, keep it simple, and focus on your point respectfully. To encourage an open exchange of ideas, it is our intent to publish all letters, although that is not always possible. We reserve the right to reject letters or edit for clarity, brevity, good taste and accuracy, and to prevent libel.  

Deadline is Monday at 12 p.m. for the current week’s issue. South Burlington residents, business owners, and organizations may submit for consideration, only one letter each 30 days. Letters must be less than 350 words. All submissions must be signed and include the writer’s street address and telephone number for verification purposes (addresses and phone numbers will not be published). If you're interested in submitting a Letter to the Editor, click here.

Letters 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 which include lists of businesses or individuals who have supported a cause, will be edited to remove the list. No campaign letters will be printed the week prior to voting.