Dear Editor,  To the community members

  I want to thank all of you who approved our operating budget for the coming school year. For those who did not vote for the budget I promise to do all I can so that our school earns your … Continued

In rebuttal to Senator McCormack’s last letter

Dear Editor, In his recent commentary in “Something to Write Home About,” Windsor County state Senator Dick McCormack opines about “respecting the education fund.” He claims that he would never raid the education fund for other purposes, due to his … Continued

Dear Editor, – Nitka’s notes from the State House

  The Legislative Lounge, which is actually our computer workroom, has been abuzz with Senators and Representatives finishing Town Meeting reports for the annual March event. There is a lot of frustration as they try to fit their various topics … Continued

They’re not called trailers anymore

After being lulled into illusions of impending summer by a string of days in the 40s and 50s, getting out our warm-weather clothes and letting the woodpile dwindle down, we’re thrown back into winter with a polar blast in the … Continued

Legislation 
to protect older workers from discrimination

REGION – Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has joined Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Ranking Member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging; Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Chair of the Senate Special Committee on Aging; and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), in introducing … Continued

Dear Editor, – Something to write home about

  Refugees- Before I take issue with Governor Scott I want to thank him for his reason and courage in condemning the bigoted banning of refugees based on their religion. We Americans have many conflicting opinions, but the things that … Continued

Dear Editor, Nitka’s notes from the State House

The Senate Judiciary Committee sits just off the main lobby of the State House and we are reminded regularly that we are working in a museum. School tours, advocacy groups and everyone else when the building is crowded congregate outside … Continued

Dear Editor – GMUHS proposed budget

The Green Mountain Union High School Board respectfully requests your support of the FY 2017-18 proposed budget on Town Meeting Day. The budget represents an increase in the amount to be raised by taxes of 2.4 percent, largely based on … Continued

Dear Editor -Springfield Winter Carnival

“And a grand time was had by all …” The 2017 Springfield Winter Carnival was an enormous success and provided laughs and memories for all that attended. The three-day event took place at Crown Point Country Club and would not … Continued

Dear Editor – Confidently vote yes

  On town meeting day we will be voting “yes” for Articles 8 and 9 on the Springfield ballot, and encourage our friends and neighbors to do the same. This is as much a vote of confidence for town leadership as it … Continued

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