Joseph A. Valaske

Project planners should offer more information

I found Maureen Tadlock's letter to be interesting and respectful. It seems to me that the controversy around the affordable housing project in Putney is really more about the size, scope, and location than it is about whether to create some.

Perhaps if the planners put out more illustrations of the footprint of these buildings and the parking in relation to what is already there, people would be able to better form opinions.

I regularly read the bulletin boards at the Putney Food Co-op, the Putney Public Library, and the Putney General Store, and yet all this managed to slip my notice until I was presented with what I'm told is a done deal.

Well-meaning liberals ascribe ignorance or bad motives to those who disagree with their point of view, and I find their willingness to do so disconcerting, to say the least. They might think about checking the self-righteous arrogance at the door.

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We need affordable units, but there must be a better site

This is kind of a response to a response, but I just wanted to say that I am not pleased at the location of the new Windham & Windsor Housing Trust project. I do, however, support the goals and think that most of their projects are well done. I...

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Republicans vilify their opponents as Democrats throw self-righteous gasoline on the fire with impeachment

I'm frustrated with the so-called leadership of this country. The sound of President Biden's unity-themed inaugural address had barely faded when the democratically led Congress voted to impeach the former president for his incitement to riot on Jan. 6. Did he deserve it? Absolutely! Is he still in power?

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Republicans abandon principles; Democrats are politically inept

Not since the Vietnam War have I felt such anger and despair at the behavior of our governing bodies. The Republicans have completely abandoned their principles, especially fiscal conservatism, and they have caved in to the agenda of the ultra-right faction of their party, whose main desire seems to be the creation of a permanent partisan advantage, regardless of the effects on our democracy. They seek to rule, rather than govern. In states where they are the legislative majority, they...

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