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

Donate blood in memory of Grady Evans

Dear Editor, I am a mother with a story to tell and a job to do. Our son Grady Evans was born fighting Nov. 15, 2018. Grady was born with a severe congenital heart defect known as Hypoplastic Left Heart … Continued

A letter to the Springfield voters

Dear Editor, I’m writing to you to ask you to vote for me Tuesday, March 3 for the post as library trustee. Please let me tell you a few things about myself. I’m a homeowner who has lived in Springfield … Continued

Nitka’s notes from the Statehouse, Feb. 7, 2020

Dear Editor, All the state agencies are presenting their budgets to the Legislature at this time of year. This past week, the administrator and members of the Board of Trustees for the Vermont Veterans’ Home presented their proposed budget for … Continued

A letter for All-4-One

Dear Editor, All-4-One is preparing for some exciting changes. In case you’re wondering, All-4-One is an out of school time program within the Springfield School District, which is part of an inclusionary program that offers support to students and families. … Continued

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