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In response to Tom Kearney’s editorial about the high school flag ceremony (School district mishandled media access to flag-raising, Feb. 7, 2019), when your child has endured lockdowns due to threats, like mine has, then you can appreciate the sense of safety the students gain having a clos…

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I live in a condo that my retired parents own and I’m getting sick of this city running to taxpayers every time they want money. It is time the city residents say “no” to a city tax increase.

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I write to express my support for the courageous actions taken by the school board, the faculty and administration of the high school, and, most importantly, the students, in recognizing Black History Month through the flying of the Black Liv…

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Town Meeting Day will soon ask citizens to vote on budgets and related community issues. Development is a big issue with many new expensive houses in multiple locations in the Southeast Quadrant consuming open space, while City Center has see…

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Congratulations to the Junior League of Champlain Valley on implementing the first diaper bank in Vermont. The Other Paper’s Miranda Jonswold provided valuable coverage on this important public health issue in last week’s paper, an issue that…

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Climate change is such a difficult subject to engage in. It is so hard to really believe that our regular, ordinary activity – what we eat, how we get to places, how we live – is undermining the bright future we all wish for our children. The…

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The schoolboard’s decision to fly the Black Lives Matter flag and hold BLM assemblies is lamentable and must be reversed. BLM, through “ideological and political intervention,” seeks “radical transformation.” BLM and its supporters have every…

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All good citizens should oppose the board’s decision to fly the Black Lives Matter flag and to hold BLM assemblies at South Burlington School District schools. BLM’s toxic mix of victimhood, white guilt, and entitlement is contrary to the tea…

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I am writing regarding an article from the Jan. 17 issue of The Other Paper, “Resident Urges Board Not to Allow BLM Flag.”

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I have lived in South Burlington for 45 years. This letter is to the taxpayers of South Burlington. When is our municipal and school board leadership going to be responsible to us, the taxpayers of South Burlington?

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The closing of the ReUse Zone at the drop-off centers of the Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) runs contrary to the goals of both the CSWD and the goals of most Vermonters. Those goals include the desire to re-purpose as much as possible.

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I am writing to ask residents to express their support for two proposals directed at the South Burlington City Council:

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In the recent article highlighting the effort to build out a food shelf in our community (The Other Paper, Jan. 3), I regretfully missed the opportunity to both acknowledge and highlight the great work that has been going on for many years at…

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I write to thank you for a remarkable 16 years as your state representative. It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to represent the citizens of Chittenden 7-3 in the Vermont State House. From my first years as a newbie on the Comm…

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Over 120 years ago, an eight-year-old girl named Virginia wrote a letter to the New York Sun newspaper asking if Santa Claus exists. Today, the editorial written in response is one of the most reprinted in the history of American journalism.

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

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