A letter about the health care issue

Dear Editor, This political season we are hearing a lot about health care, repeal Obamacare, Medicare for All, the Republican plan, and yet nothing gets resolved. Why is this? A few weeks ago, on the news it was reported that … Continued

American Legion Auxiliary 4th annual Bowling Tournament

Dear Editor, The American Legion Auxiliary held their fourth annual Bowling Tournament Saturday, April 27 at Up Your Alley in Springfield. Many thanks goes out to our sponsors: Benson’s Chevrolet, Dave Berry Woodworking, Mike and Maria Blais, Brewfest Inc., Schatzi … Continued

Nitka’s Notes from the Statehouse, May 10, 2019

Dear Editor, The budget for the Vermont Agency of Transportation was presented in the Senate this week and includes everything from evidentiary blood samples to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to paving to electric charging stations to a study of “vehicle … Continued

Businesses lift up the Easter Fest

Dear Editor, Springfield area businesses provided about one-third of the $2,000 budget it takes to put on the Easter Fest each year and provided us prizes, as well as great deals on food and supplies. About 600 adults and children … Continued

Black River Academy Museum say thank you to 2019 members

Dear Editor, The Black River Academy Museum Board of Directors and Trustees would like to thank the following corporate and business members for their 2019 contributions. With their assistance, we are working to continue the operation of this museum as … Continued

Op-Ed: The Horrible Waste of War by Ernie Pyle

The son of a tenant farming parents in west-central Indiana, Ernie Pyle became history’s greatest war correspondent. When Pyle was killed by a Japanese machine gun bullet on the tiny Pacific island of Ie Shima in 1945, his columns were … Continued

VFW membership drive

Dear Editor, The Harned-Fowler Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6471 in Manchester, Vt. is looking for new members. The Post was established in 1946 and was named after two local boys who died during World War II. As written by … Continued

Message from Montpelier, May 6, 2019

Dear Editor, As we get closer to the end of the 2019 session, pressure is building to get bills through the Legislature. The goal of the House and Senate veto-proof Democrat majority, (which includes me), is to get their five … Continued

National Stuttering Awareness Week

Dear Editor, I’d like to ask your readers: Do you stutter? Do you know someone who does? Most people do. More than three million Americans and 70 million people across the globe stutter, but sadly it is still quite misunderstood. … Continued

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