Letter to the editor: Military, NASCAR showed leadership on flag issues

On June 5, the U.S. Marine Corps announced the removal of all public displays of the Confederate flag from their installations. On June 9, the U.S. Navy followed suit. The next day, NASCAR announced that it would ban the Confederate flag from its events and properties. If you know a fellow Vermonter who displays the Confederate flag on their vehicle or outside of their home, this would be a good time to suggest that they follow the leadership of the Marines, the Navy, and NASCAR. For a replacement, offer to … (read more)

Letter to the editor: A history lesson on flying a flag

This is a short piece on the history of flags — or as Sheldon Cooper on the Big Bang Theory would say — “Welcome to Fun with Flags.” The flags we will discuss today are the American and Confederate flags. Flying these two flags together — especially on th … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Flag’s racism is not welcome

There’s good news and bad news on Dog Team Road in New Haven these days. First the good news: the town did a wonderful job repaving the road. The road was in pretty bad shape but over the month of July it was scraped and repaved and it is lovely to drive … (read more)