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Vermont maintains and operates 55 state parks. Last year, these parks saw 1,009,675 visitors. The overall economic contribution attributable to these visits was assessed at $92 million. How much did the state invest in these parks? A mere $623,000. Fully 97 percent of the $11 million operati…

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On Aug. 5, I attended the city council meeting and shared my concerns regarding the council’s July 1 action approving the award of a $175,000 contract for design and related work for a recreation facility in Veterans Memorial Park. Based on t…

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The planning commission proposes to revise the land development regulations to eliminate all minimum parking requirements for commercial developments. Two rationales have been presented in support of the proposal. First, it has been said that…

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I’m responding to Representative Pugh’s July 25, 2019, Legislative Update titled “Embracing our diversity.” It was a classic example of big-government liberals trying to usurp the parents’ role in raising their children. It’s an indoctrinatio…

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It’s that time of year, and I don’t mean blueberry picking. Rather, it’s the time of year when every family is starting to have an equal mix of joy and dread about the upcoming school year. For some, it comes with the excitement of Christmas;…

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Vermonters recognize that one of our most important public responsibilities is the education of our children. Not only is it a moral and legal imperative, but it is also critical for the economic future of our state. Providing a high-quality …

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What is a bike box? If you think it is something you put a bike in to ship, you would be correct, but not up to date.

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While I applaud Tom Chittenden’s call for a public swimming pool (Councilor Corner, July 25), there’s a critical component to the larger discussion that makes his suggestions far more viable and more likely to eliminate the need for burdening…

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The deteriorating condition of Vermont’s waterways harms the state’s economy and way of life. Restoring them requires the state to raise sufficient funds and use them efficiently on appropriate cleanup projects and initiatives.

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I read a flat-out lousy book this spring called “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a (Bleep).” The last word is unprintable; you get the drift. Don’t read it.

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We recently were part of a neighborhood yard sale organized by our friend Jenn, who lives across the cul-de-sac. 

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I don’t like that fact that the city of South Burlington is trying to act like a major metro city. The SoBu signs are stupid. South Burlington is not a major city. I come from Albany, N.Y., the Capital District of New York. Albany is a major …

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With each letter to the editor about disliking SoBu, I wanted to respond with a resounding “I agree.” But it was the letter about disliking our city name that prompted me to write. 

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

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