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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 indoctrination that may or may not coincide with parental value…

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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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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. 

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I want to offer an alternative to #SoBu, the new moniker for our fair city that has generated considerable opposition. I suggest #SoBur as a replacement. SoBur is more recognizably related to South Burlington. It is less likely to be associat…

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About six years ago, my husband and I flew into BTV on a commuter plane and, inexplicably, the plane was held on the tarmac for about 15 minutes. As sometimes occurs in these situations, many passengers started conversations with other passen…

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When I found out that the planned Champlain Parkway would “dead end” at the corner of Pine Street and Queen City Park Road, I became concerned. I knew this would have a major impact on people traveling to and from Burlington. The more I learn…

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Embarrassing, cringe-worthy and ridiculous are apt descriptions for the new SoBu nickname. I will also add idiotic and undignified. 

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I respectfully believe we are getting way ahead of ourselves. Announcing art winners for unconstructed buildings for a project beset with ongoing difficulties is mindlessly advancing haplessly. 

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I would like to thank The Other Paper and writer Lee Kahrs for the beautiful tribute to the life and work of Bill Szymanski.

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A recent letter complained about the abbreviation SoBu for our city. I agree. If it’s supposed to suggest a comparison with hip neighborhoods in Manhattan, it fails. It sounds more like an upland village in Laos or Thailand.

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The Gulf Stream and the California Current might supply most of our energy requirements, especially on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Turbines are now being tested for this purpose and could greatly reduce our use of fossil fuels for this p…

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

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