Bellows Falls Rotary Club annual spaghetti dinner

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Mark your calendars, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, for a delicious dinner out with your friends and family. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Bellows Falls American Legion. As always, the food … Continued

Compass School director announces retirement

WESTMINSTER, Vt. – Compass School’s director and founding board member Rick Gordon has announced his retirement at the end of this school year. Gordon will leave a legacy of giving students a fresh start and opportunity for success in his … Continued

March classes at Fletcher Farm School

Learn how to make Pysanky eggs at Fletcher Farm School workshops and classes

LUDLOW, Vt. – The Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts on Route 103 South in Ludlow has announced the following classes. Fantasy Felting with Sue Carey, March 7-8 This is an opportunity for students to explore wool felting … Continued

Message from Montpelier, Feb. 13, 2020

Dear Editor, It’s been well over a month since I returned to the Statehouse to serve the second half of the 2019-20 biennium as your representative in the Legislature. It was great to get back – greeting colleagues, discussing issues, … Continued

Give blood to give time

Dear Editor, Did you know that patients fighting cancer need more blood than patients fighting any other disease? Cancer patients use nearly one-quarter of the nation’s blood supply. In fact, five units of blood are needed every minute to help … Continued

Nitka’s Notes from the Statehouse, Feb. 14, 2020

Dear Editor, Have you ever thought of joining the Vermont National Guard, Army, or Air services? The Guard, in a presentation to the Senate Appropriations Committee, reported that they would like to recruit 200 new members for the Army and … Continued

Shrinking smart?

Dear Editor, “Half-baked idea” usually refers, insultingly, to an idea that hasn’t been thought through. But I offer an idea that I admit is half-baked. Because no one in Vermont is talking about it, because the idea contradicts the largely … Continued

Wendell C. Cook, 1925-2020

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Wendell Charles Cook, 94, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 in Springfield, Vt. He was born Dec. 19, 1925 in Randolph, Vt., the son of Dana and Dorothy (Farr) Cook. He graduated from Brattleboro High School in … Continued

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