Letter to the editor: All beings owed basic rights

I feel that I need to submit these salient thoughts to the discussion regarding Bill S.258, which proposes to make changes in the structure and make-up of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board.

Letter to the editor: SOS group won’t file lawsuit

First and foremost, we want to thank the ACSD board for a robust discussion at the Feb. 13 board meeting that ended in an affirmative vote to amend the district Articles of Agreement to include a district-wide vote on proposed school closures.

Letter to the editor: Stone has the right ideas to improve ACSD schools

Hilda’s chief motivation in running for the ACSD Board is her love for her daughter, and a passionate desire that we make the world a better place for our children, and that starts with school.

Letter to the editor: Makleff would serve school district with distinction

Ron Makleff is a father of a preschooler, he is an educator, and he is a human rights activist.

Letter to the editor: Save Our Schools group shares educational values

Over the last few years, many of us have strived to provide the students of the Addison Central School District (ACSD) with a strong education.

Letter to the editor: Trust voters on school closures

We believe our organization shares a vision with the ACSD board to embrace a single educational community that is stronger together.

Letter to the editor: H.493 means more Ed Board power, less local voice

In my opinion, Act 46 was intended specifically to bring about the closing of small towns’ schools in Vermont, despite what the text of the law itself states.

Letter to the editor: Ripton chose to exercise rights

I was astounded by Oliver Olsen’s comments in the Addison Independent article last week referring to Ripton’s withdrawal from ACSD.

Letter to the editor: National Anthem idea isn’t good

Consider the universal custom in the United States to present the National Anthem, or to salute the flag, or to recite the Pledge of Allegiance as a prelude to school days or public events. Where in the United States Constitution is there mention of a nat … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Pension fund very important

This situation with the state teachers’ and state workers’ pension fund is incredibly incompetent and unjust. Certainly, the burden for fixing it should not fall on the teachers and state workers. Just to propose such a solution is tone deaf at least, and … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Ripton has many reasons to withdraw from ACSD

In discussions with people in the Addison Central School District, I find, as an advocate of Ripton withdrawal from ACSD, that many people do not know why Ripton voted to withdraw from the District. Here is why I believe Ripton is seeking withdrawal: • It … (read more)

Candidate Q&A: Millard Cox

ADDISON COUNTY — All of Addison County’s incumbent state senators and representatives will run for re-election Nov. 3. Addison-2 Rep. Peter Conlon is the only one running unopposed. But Millard Cox of Ripton has mounted a write-in campaign. We asked him t … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Ripton man mounts write-in campaign in Addison-2

I am announcing as a write-in candidate for the Addison-2 District House seat. This includes the towns of Ripton, Cornwall, Salisbury, Leicester, Goshen and Hancock. If you are a registered voter in any of these towns, please write me in on the ballot for … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Act 46 penalizes smaller towns

Act 46 is flawed, deceptive legislation that should be repealed. Act 46 consolidation is being carried out in the Addison Central School District as a process of disempowering and disenfranchising the small towns of the district. Rather than each town ele … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Towns need a say in school closings

The process of Act 46 consolidation in the Addison Central School District has, in my view, lacked the necessary transparency and level of enfranchisement that one would expect in a democratic society. First, the 2016 Town Meeting Day school district cons … (read more)