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LETTERS: 10.15.15


Another Great Year for Theater at Lost Nation


Whether you occasionally attend a performance at Lost Nation Theater, or whether you’re one of those folks who’ve thought about attending but hasn’t yet, there’s no better time to treat yourself to some of the best professional theater Vermont has to offer.

To balance our books by the end of our fiscal year on October 31, Lost Nation Theater needs to raise $20,000. As challenging as that may sound, we can actually reach that goal by selling out each of our remaining 10 performances over the final two weekends!

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Both “The Hound of the Baskervilles” and “As You Like It”, (performing alternately, Thursday to Sunday, through October 25), are highly entertaining, engaging comedies, winning rave reviews and standing ovations. And — thanks to the underwriting support of the City of Montpelier, National Life Group, The Times Argus, Capitol Copy, Eternity Web, WDEV Radio Vermont and The Point, as well as the sponsorship support of more than 40 local businesses and many generous private contributors — Lost Nation Theater offers the most affordable professional theater ticket you’ll find anywhere. The bottom-line benefit for our community is that Lost Nation’s direct economic impact on our local economy is more than half a million dollars each year!

To order tickets or make a reservation, simply go to the Theater’s website: www.lostnationtheater.org Or call: 229-0492.

Give yourself the gift of great theater and help ensure the survival of a theater company that plays a large role in making Montpelier and our central Vermont region one of the shining stars on New England’s cultural map!

Kim Bent, founding artistic director, Lost Nation Theater


VW Scandal


The Volkswagen emissions scandal is a travesty. One take-home message from the whole ordeal shows that emissions standards do not guarantee reducing pollution. Volkswagen will certainly pay fines, but the whole industry bears responsibility for polluting the air we breathe.

Vermonters cannot look over the shoulder of every car manufacturer. However, we do not have to sit idly by as a carbon pollution tax insulates our beautiful state from the manipulation and deceit of major polluters. Let’s not wait for penalties to force action. Let’s instead take control our own futures. Let’s demand that polluters pay for the pollution they create.

Carolyn Dube, Williston