Betsy A. Cox

Not the familiar sort of yoga

I was shocked by what I have read. I know nothing about the Bhava Yoga studio on Elliot Street - it was only a place I would pass by.

The fact that so many women are making these allegations is deeply troubling. I've only dabbled in yoga a little bit; I've taken a couple classes and have practiced at home. I do know enough about it to know that you should not expect to be injured when you go to a yoga class.

Gentle stretching and breathing exercises are what I associate with the practice - not back injuries and possible cracked ribs!

That this type of exploitation is going on in our community is completely unacceptable, yet it seems to be happening everywhere these days. Thank you for this great piece of investigative reporting.

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Tourism vital to local economy

I almost wrote to The Commons in response to Jessica Mack's Viewpoint about homelessness and panhandling, but I just couldn't seem to find the right words. After seeing the letters in response, I'm glad to see that others feel the same way about the article as I do. I...

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If you want a 38-percent cut, you want to kill the library

I find it appalling that the town of Vernon is proposing a 38-percent budget cut for the library. As a former librarian, I know how challenging it can be to keep a small-town library running smoothly. Volunteers are great, but you can't operate a public library with volunteer labor...

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Co-op’s changes were for the good

RE: “A sad shift of focus” [Letters, July 31]: I have been a member of the Brattleboro Food Co-op for many years. I will continue to shop at the co-op and support the store as a member. I think it is a safe assumption that most of us who are or have been in painful and difficult work situations do not resort to gun violence. I never felt that the co-op did not have the right to change and grow...

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