Dear Editor, Apropos “Community: more than a slogan”

Apropos “Community: more than a slogan” (editorial, April 19, 2017): Vermonters know who we are. ‘Vermonter’ is not race or ethnicity. It is a culture: the Vermont Way. Newcomers who want to become Vermonters respect our culture while sharing theirs, … Continued

Dear Editor

  I have hesitated to write about last November’s presidential election because it was so controversial, but I think it is time to point out a few things. Many called for an abolishment of the Electoral College. I think this … Continued

Conservation community comes together to rescue bear cubs

bear cubs

WARDSBORO, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has worked with multiple conservation partners to rescue several bear cubs in recent weeks. These cubs, who were born during a particularly high birth year last spring, are showing up malnourished … Continued

All in or done in?

Act 46, the highly controversial school district consolidation law, is proving to be well-nigh impossible to comply with for many school districts as it is written. It is currently being tweaked by the Senate and the House as S.122/H.122 in … Continued

Former athletes in charge of mountain teams

REGION – Matt McCarthy and Molly McManus were once area athletes who have lived the game they coach. Both are making their spring coaching debuts this spring, McCarthy as the head coach of Green Mountain Baseball and McManus, as the … Continued

Children’s Fishing Derby


CHESTER, Vt. – The Chester Rod and Gun Club will sponsor the annual Children’s Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 13 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Chester reservoir. Children up to the age of 12-years may participate in … Continued

Dear Editor, Nitka’s notes from the State House

  The House of Representatives passed their budget, titled, The Appropriations Bill, H-518 with only one no vote out of their 150 member body earlier in the month. This week the Senate passed their version of the budget on a … Continued

April member of the month

Springfield Medical Care Systems

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Josh Dufresne discussed SMCS’ model of healthcare, where patients establish a “medical home,” working in close partnership with their primary care clinician, integrating medical, behavioral health, and dental care, through a wholistic approach to care. SMCS integrates … Continued

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