Springfield’s Budget Advisory Committee

Dear Editor, This past winter the Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) attended budget workshops, made site visits, and spoke to the heads of the different town departments. We looked at numbers, we asked questions, and we deliberated. As a committee, we … Continued

A letter to Grafton citizens

Dear Editor, I am writing to let you know that I am running for the three-year seat on the Grafton Select Board. As most of you know, I am a long time resident of Grafton living with my husband Kirk … Continued

A second message from Montpelier


  Dear Editor, Much has happened in Montpelier since my initial note to you starting with Governor Scott’s annual State of the Budget Address. For the second year in a row, his proposed budget does not increase a single tax … Continued

How do we engage in polite political discussion?

Dear Editor, It would be an understatement to say that polite political conversation is at an all time low in the United States. The last time political differences were so extreme in our republic were just prior to the outbreak … Continued

Many thanks to all who donated to Meals on Wheels!

Dear Editor, Meals on Wheels is a non-profit community service designed to help seniors remain independent as they face challenges related to aging. We want to thank the more than 50 residents of Springfield and surrounding towns who have recently … Continued

Build the foundation for the house

Dear Editor, Gov. Phil Scott plans to spend $3.2 million taxpayer dollars to encourage people to move here and fill positions that employers are having trouble filling. Maybe “Move to Vermont” should have the descriptor “be taxed excessively, take a … Continued

Thank you for attending our Weatherize program

Dear Editor, On behalf of the Springfield Energy Committee, our Chester volunteers, and Vital Communities, I would like to say a resounding thank you to the 20-some folks who braved frigid weather to attend the Weatherize event at the First … Continued

Thank you to Shaw’s for the “Spirit of Giving”

Dear Editor, As a result of the “Spirit of Giving” program, Ludlow Shaw’s Supermarket has donated to Black River Good Neighbor Services food shelf $2,800 worth of food. This food drive, held during the holiday season, exemplifies the generosity within … Continued

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