In response to the letter from Gesualdo Schneider entitled "The evil slide,"' where do I begin?

I am writing to express my support for Susan Hatch Davis for state representative in Orange District 1 (Corinth, Vershire, Orange, Washington, Chelsea and Williamstown).

I’m writing to encourage my friends, neighbors and citizens of Orange 1 district (Williamstown, Corinth, Chelsea, Washington, Orange and Vershire) to vote for Carl Demrow to represent us in Montpelier.

Your editorial, “Unplug” (Oct. 7), was a disturbing diagnosis of our current national political debacle.

Maxine Grad is an outstanding representative for the district of Duxbury, Fayston, Moretown, Waitsfield and Warren.

#MeToo and national issues revolving around the Supreme Court nomination and the current president cast a much-needed spotlight upon sexual abuse.

Donald Trump’s coarse and demeaning remarks in the wake of the Kavanaugh hearings come as no surprise. But in attacking female protesters as “elevator screamers,” he added another disturbing element, that of antisemitism. The protestors, he claimed, were paid by George Soros.

Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy failed to block Republican right wing Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Leahy, a Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee for many years, chose to parade a woman into the limelight of the Senate Judiciary Committee and bring up other issues…

As Quakers, we, of Plainfield Friends Meeting, Vermont, are committed to participation in a community whose members are all acknowledged to be equally deserving of care and respect. Everyone is entitled to have their needs fulfilled and their talents recognized.

There comes a time when each of us must look in the mirror and accept the reflection that is staring back at us.

It is not a case of fear or mistrust to simply ask a few relevant questions. In fact, the opposite is true. Many of the citizen taxpayers from our five towns (within the Washington Central Supervisory Union) who have regularly attended these Act 46 meetings have found common ground with one …

How much longer do we have to endure the grotesque abomination of Trump?

I attended the candidate’s forum on Sept. 27 to obtain more insight into the four candidates running for the Vermont House.

In the wake of the serious road rage incident in South Burlington, I heard a local radio host asking a local TV anchor why these horrible events are happening. You don't have to look further than the nasty actions of protesters in the recent Senate hearings and the encounter in the Senate el…

The racism Kiah Morris and her family faced is a wake-up call to the problems we face here of racial intolerance and discrimination here in our state.

As a former state representative, secretary of state, state treasurer and governor, I’ve worked with many elected officials in Vermont. High among them is Representative Don Turner, a true public servant by any standard.

Thank you for your recent article, "Racism no longer invisible in Vermont." Like many Vermonters busy with summer activities, I failed to follow the story of Ms. Morris's decision to step down. So, your reminder of the series of events that preceded it was important for me.

It is rather pitiful to listen to our governor continue to make Vermont appear worse than it is. His ridiculous mantra to bring people back to our state is a con.

Over the last few years, Montpelier has been able to work with developers to improve the city and downtown infrastructure through a number of projects. Some of these include approval of a new transit center, improving the bike path and working with Caledonia Spirits to locate its new manufac…

Lady Liberty has turned her back on those seeking freedom from oppression, standing now with a torch darkened, eyes recognizing only those of light-skinned descent.

An urgent request to all legislative candidates: No new taxes. Many of us are finding it increasingly difficult to remain in Vermont. Inflation is relatively low, wages are slowly rising. So what is the problem? Taxes are rising faster then either of them. Help us to stay in this great state…

Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman, you should explain your land purchase before the elections in November. 

We, the residents of The Gardens in Williamstown, would like to thank the firemen, rescue squads, volunteers and the Red Cross for their help during and after our recent fire.

Fields are rich in August and September: goldenrod, clover, thistle, asters. Bees need the pollen. So do the butterflies. They come to the fields like we go to Price Chopper.

In the Kavanaugh nomination hearings, I hope in this nomination process that the Judiciary Committee can focus solely on Judge Kavanaugh's record, not on President Trump or his issues, which seems to be the newest form of a "litmus test," coming right alongside the Roe v. Wade decision of 1973.

The Aug. 29 letter to the editor, “Yankee sale bad precedent,” offers unnecessary concerns that the Vermont Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has treated the sale of Vermont Yankee to NorthStar as a “done deal.”

The Barre Town Select Board would like to publicly respond to a recent letter to the editor, “Sidewalk to nowhere.” A traffic study of the East Barre (routes 302/110) intersection and village (Mill Street) was completed. The study report recommended a roundabout, which was built, and the sid…

I was saddened and disheartened today to see Jeff Danziger's propaganda cartoon feeding the party line of an evil bloodbath in Syria caused by Assad and Russia. One might have hoped that Danziger was capable of more nuanced analysis. But no. He seems to be buying into the war parties' march …

Public pension plans have been underfunded for years. Though plan exposures have been identified and public employees have been warned of this condition, everyone ignores it. A new tool will now start to shake public officials out of denial.

If it wasn’t such an assault on our constitutional democracy, if it wasn’t such a demeaning statement about the office of the presidency, if it wasn’t such an insult to our international reputation, Trump’s attempts to ruin our government would be great comedy.

I attended the Labor Day race at Thunder Road. I placed some signs out because I am running for representative from Barre Town. Unfortunately, the one on my truck disappeared. I have been attending this event since the 1960s and have never had any problems.

Fields are rich in August and September: goldenrod, clover, thistle, asters. Bees need the pollen. So do the butterflies. They come to the fields like we go to Price Chopper.Problem is, sometimes the fields aren’t available. There’s a large, high meadow not far from where I live. I take the …

The World War One Centennial Commission, along with the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, the Society of the Honor Guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the National Cathedral, The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, has announced a nationwide bell-tolling on Nov. 11 as a…

I commend The Times Argus for printing my commentary “The unreported facts of 9/11” on Aug. 23 and for printing Andy Leader’s (Sept. 5) response, as well. Perhaps freedom of the press does exist when such divergent thoughts can both be made available to the public.

At a public forum in Putney Sept. 9, Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman told us that Gov. Peter Shumlin invited Lt. Gov. Phil Scott to attend cabinet meetings.

It’s been almost a year since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico. According to the New York Times, “The government now estimates that 2,975 people died as a result of the disaster and its effects, which unfolded over months.”

On behalf of Montpelier Alive, Montpelier Business Association and the Montpelier Development Corporation, we are grateful to the Montpelier City Council for moving forward in the process toward a public vote on a downtown parking garage. The garage will advance many community needs, includi…

Amending Vermont’s Constitution to give governors four-year terms is a solution in search of a problem (editorial, Aug. 16). Voters approve a first-term governor’s plan for governing Vermont. Two years are ample time to demonstrate progress (or not) and win another term (or not). Have you ev…

On Saturday, as I drove around the roundabout on Route 2, I noticed a huge, graffiti red painted sign on the old dilapidated building used to sell lumber and carpenter supplies years ago.The huge letters read: Democrats + Progressives = Socialism. Under that were written:  THEY WANT OUR MONE…

The end of village government in Marshfield? Many people, including some residents, are not aware that Marshfield Village is a separate entity from the town of Marshfield, with 154 registered voters. Since incorporation in 1911 the village’s charter has not been updated. The village is gover…

My name is Charles Laramie and I am currently running for governor of Vermont as an Independent. I worked in the roofing field for 10 years, taught in Vermont public schools for 25 years and served in the Navy and Air Force. I am a lifelong Vermonter growing up in a family of 11. I know how …

I am wholeheartadly endorsing Susan Hatch Davis for Vermont state representative. I have served for the past decade on the Williamstown and now Paine Mountain school boards, and I can attest that Susan has been our only elected representative in the entirety of that time to put action to wor…

What are the real issues behind the death threats to Christine Hallquist? The first thing people have heard about Christine is that she is transgender. For some Vermonters, and others, that's all that matters, period. But, are there other reasons for these threats? Vermont Republican Gov. Sc…

This November will bring a choice for Orange Senate district voters. A vote for change will not only replace long-term Sen. Mark MacDonald with me, a political newcomer of Thetford, it will also bring a revitalized willingness to serve the Orange district constituents. It will bring new idea…

It would be helpful to have discussions on our political differences without name calling or using inflammatory language. But when a reader in his criticism of The Times Argus on Aug. 21, uses words like “stoke," "left-leaning," "bloviations," "obviously savages," "explode,” it seems to me t…

I would like to thank Gov. Phil Scott for proclaiming Sept. 24-28 National Clean Energy Week in Vermont. The Green Mountain State was the first state to make such an announcement in 2018, and it also celebrated the occasion last year. Vermont has always been a forerunner for clean energy dev…

Our president’s disdain for Europe and NATO strikes me as both unwarranted and dangerous. Having spent 25 years working for a European company, during which I visited and worked extensively in different parts of Europe, I have a special appreciation for the relationship the U.S. has had with…

As someone who enjoys spending time outdoors here in Vermont, I was very concerned to learn that the Green Mountain State has the second highest rate of reported cases of Lyme disease in the country. This fact became even more concerning when I learned that the Vermont Fish & Wildlife De…