My name is Jasmine Little. My sister Kaitlyn Little, my friend Sydney Adreon and I have been quarantining together, and are hoping to create unity across the state this coming week, March 30 to April 3.

Couple of things about the thought that Amazon is the answer to buying: Amazon has widely touted their effort to stop third-party providers from price gouging during COVID-19. Now Amazon itself has been found to have raised prices on some of its own products during this time. Amazon is owned…

I'm sure many people wondered where the dad was when they read Jeff Danziger's "Non-digital Things Kids Could Do When Cooped Up" on Saturday. Well, dad has decided, now that he has time, to start his novel.

I suggest our illustrious President Trump divert our money for "his wall" back to the American people in this time of the COVERT-19 crisis - the wall he said "Mexico will pay for."

I am trying, like most of us, to stay positive in this situation that is significant in the least and potentially game changing at the most.

I fear this virus may be setting the stage for the end of our democracy. I am not just thinking of the hoarding of resources, the increase in gun purchases and keeping six feet away that increases our fear of each other. More importantly, the government's intrusion into our personal data fro…

I write to disagree with your recent editorial headlined “Time to concede” in which you stated that Bernie Sanders should quit, and we should endorse Joe Biden.

Having time on our hands during the current health emergency allows us widowers and widows to muse about the past. I have found this rewarding with my single daughter, an educator forced to stay home during our the crisis.

In response to the article "Volunteers offering deliveries for those isolated in Marshfield and Plainfield" in the March 20 edition, I wanted to send a thank you to all those offering services like this in this terribly uncertain and foreboding time. If we can preserve strong community ties …

As historian John M. Barry wrote in his 2004 book, "The Great Influenza," chronicling the 1918 flu pandemic which killed almost 50 million people around the world: the main lesson from that catastrophe is that “those in authority must retain the public’s trust”, and “the way to do that is to…

Double speak: The new way to say nothing but make it like you are saying something that has meaning and substance.

The Small Business Administration has declared a statewide disaster in Vermont making loans available for businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The loans offer up to $2 million with an interest rate of 3.75% per business. These loans might be helpful for some but what is a small busi…

There's nothing like a guaranteed income to guarantee a disconnect from ordinary people. Imagine if everyone woke up everyday knowing the money is continuing and there's nothing to worry about with regard to having enough money on which to live, imagine.

 I co-own Post Office Café, a very small food and coffee establishment in the very small town of Worcester (under 1,000 residents).

This is not the time for Trump to continue his attack on the news media. We need reliable information from reliable sources. Obviously, he can't help it. Lies and gaslighting has been his style forever.

The president has now thrown the government's proverbial kitchen sink at the viral pandemic. That is a good thing. But just as a point of interest, his budget released Feb. 10 included a 40% reduction to the World Health Organization and a 16% cut to the Centers for Disease Control and Preve…

In the “Capital Sounds” column in the March 19 edition of The Times Argus, your writer notes that the song “Morning Dew” was written by Canadian folk singer Bonnie Dobson in 1961, and also notes that this song was written during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

I was employed as a clinical supervisor at the clinic known as Central Vermont Addiction Medicine, in Berlin, for a period of three years between 2016 and 2019. During my time there, it was a regular occurrence for the patient waiting area to reach upwards of 10-20 patients waiting to receiv…

I wanted to clarify my previous Letter to the Editor (March 18) regarding possums and ticks. The information regarding possums was obtained from the official website on possums.

If your paycheck has not been affected, you can help by calling your local business and buying a gift card. Don’t buy one, buy lots of them. It does’t cost you anything, it just pays for what you would normally buy and what you will buy in the future. Buy one for yourself ,or buy for friends.

A $1,000 check for everyone! A trillion-dollar deficit buyout for Wall Street!

On Saturday, March 14, the Worcester United Methodist Church hosted an Indian dinner. The delicious meal was made and donated by the Singh family (LBJ's) as a fundraiser for the Worcester Food Shelf. A huge thank you goes out to the Singh family for their generous donation of food. Also, man…

In the early stages of modern times' greatest economic crisis, President Franklin D. Roosevelt tried to calm the panic that had gripped our nation by stating: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

A recent letter to the editor criticizing the moose hunting season proposed by the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife: She then claims ‘possums (each one) can eat 1,000 ticks a day (citing no reliable evidence).

I'm writing in response to Dennis Jensen's March 14 article, "Who here doesn’t love deer?" In the article, he mentions the "out of state transplants" who don't understand Vermont's culture and tradition of hunting. Yes, that is largely true.

The recent example of the new transit center restrooms remaining inaccessible to the homeless, who otherwise have been peeing in the pocket park shelter nearby, demonstrates the predictable and almost inevitable result of our city officials' disingenuous doublespeak about caring "so much" an…

The Winter Banquet/Auction put on by the Friends of the Barre Aldrich Library was held on Saturday, March 7, at the Barre Elks Club. It was a great evening of food and fun and a wonderful sense of community.

Fish & Wildlife is proposing a special moose hunt in the Northeast Kingdom claiming shooting a certain number will control the tick population.

To the voters and residents of Barre City: On behalf of Barre Area Development Inc., I want to thank you for voting "yes" to Article 7 approving our Barre Rock Solid funding of $40,000. Your generous support and faith in our marketing and growth initiative is both gratifying and appreciated.…

It is always a good thing, and something to be encouraged, when an organization makes an effort to improve our downtown. But, if they want to encounter less resistance in accomplishing their goals, they could take a page from past Barre history and simply do the changes without consulting th…

A country that does not tell itself the truth is a country in decline; where myth making, lies and distortions collide with the cold hard light of facts based upon reality, science and the public record.

I want to congratulate Erika Reil on winning the election to the Barre City Council.

Regarding Alfred Blakey's letter on being refused the right to vote, I wasn't present when he tried to vote but his characterization of what happened doesn't seem consistent with my experience at the Barre City polls or the information on the web page operated by the Vermont Secretary of Sta…

There was a celebratory feeling in the air in Montpelier on Tuesday, Feb. 25, after the Legislature overrode the governor’s veto of S.23, the bill to increase Vermont’s minimum wage. The governor rejected the bill despite the support of nearly three-quarters of Vermonters for the increase.

On Tuesday, March 3, at 10:15 a.m., I was refused the right to vote in Barre City, where I was born and have lived and voted for decades, because I refused to declare a party affiliation.

Given the current climate in Washington, D.C., the threat of reprisal from the Trump administration could come down against Vermonters in the form of withholding of resources needed to contain and treat a pandemic in our state.

The times call for Vermont to enact a Green New Deal. Until it does, though, wouldn’t it be wonderful if those 16,000 Vermonters fortunate enough to receive a sizable tax refund were to contribute 10% of this windfall to a fund for immediate solutions, such as weatherization, renewable energ…

Your A8 headline today "Trump: US 'very ready' for virus" is yet another POTUS lie, but who's counting anymore?

As the Donald Trump show stumbled through America’s consciousness these past three years, we’ve all wondered what might happen if a real national emergency occurred. Would the self-aggrandizing be put aside? Could he sacrifice his ego for the sake of the country? Was he competent enough to h…

I'm writing to urge your support for Jake Hemmerick this March 3 election. Jake serves on the city's Planning Commission, which I currently chair. From my experience working with him, I'm confident Jake will move the city's most important strategic priorities forward.

As a very concerned elderly citizen, I would like to strongly urge everyone to vote on March 3 or before and to remember health care reform, statewide and nationally, is one of our most important issues.

I am writing to support Barre Area Development's request for funding in the amount of $40,000 from the City of Barre to implement its Barre Rock Solid Marketing strategy. By voting "yes" to Article 7, Barre City voters are sending a clear message we want to see new businesses move here, and …

Thank you, Charles Graves, for your hilarious "p-p-p-otholes" letter. In only nine words, sort of, it captured the situation perfectly. I wish the newspaper would print it again. We need all the laughs we can get!

After recently reading about the three different District 3 Montpelier City Council candidates running for the contested two-year seat, voting early, I cast my vote for Bruce Sargent. This, in part, because of Mr. Sargent's campaign positions concerning homelessness and affordable housing.

I am running for re-election as a Ward 3 councilor in Barre City. I am running because I want to be part of building a better Barre.

I strongly urge residents of District 3 to vote for Jay Ericson to represent them in the City Council.

In Montpelier, we know what it's like to elect a wave of Democrats and then have progress swatted down. Governor Scott vetoed everything from minimum wage legislation to Paid Family and Medical Leave. Our next Democratic president may face similar challenges from senators more beholden to lo…

While he did not do well in his first public presidential debate, Michael Bloomberg is still in a unique position to take the lead in the Democratic Presidential Primary race and to beat Donald Trump in November. And that unique position comes from his glaring liabilities, his vast financial…