Vermont Legislative and executive action now

Dear Editor, Last week, over 3.3 million Americans filed unemployment claims, four times higher than all previous short-term filing records in U.S. history. This astronomical number was to be expected, as it reflects a national effort underway by Americans putting … Continued

Praise for the Springfield School District staff

Dear Editor, In a time of uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, and on behalf of the school board, I would like to say thank you from the entire Springfield School Board. The staff has worked tirelessly, collaborating together, to bring … Continued

Sen. Alison Clarkson Legislative update, March 22, 2020

Dear Editor, We are all adjusting to our new COVID-19 normal. The Legislature has just finished its first week of working remotely on Vermont’s response to this crisis. In each committee, we are addressing different ways to respond to the … Continued

An email to Gov. Scott from the Gun Owners of Vermont

Dear Gov. Scott, On behalf of the citizens of the great state of Vermont, we are asking you to please include Federal Firearm License dealers in the list of businesses considered essential during the COVID-19 crisis, as other states have … Continued

Teachers are local unsung heroes

Dear Editor, There are so many unsung heroes we can identify during this time of fear and anxiety brought on by the COVID-19 virus. However, I would like to highlight one of the many unsung heroes we sometimes take for … Continued

Volunteer to make masks for Springfield Hospital

Dear Editor, My daughter, a nurse in the Emergency Department at Springfield Hospital, has shared with me that they are in desperate need of masks and welcome any that folks can make. There are several simple patterns online. I am … Continued

Sen. Dick McCormack legislative report: Coping

Dear Editor, I’ve hesitated to add to what some may find a confusing overload of information, but people want, need, and deserve facts. As important perhaps, people need to know that the people they’ve entrusted with responsibility are paying attention. … Continued

A letter to Rockingham residents

Dear Editor, This concession letter is to all five residential communities who reside under Rockingham Township. I want to first congratulate Stefan Golec, Susan Hammond, and Ben Masure for your success in fulfilling the Selectboard seats going forward for this … Continued

A response to Dick McCormack’s letter

Dear Editor, In a recent article in Economist Magazine, the question was asked, “What’s wrong with Vermont?” Why is it that Vermont has not seen the growth during the current economic boom that other states have seen? Vermont’s wage and … Continued

Sen. Alison Clarkson’s Legislative Update, March 15, 2020

Dear Editor, The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is causing widespread disruption in our state and is a matter of grave concern to all Vermonters. Together with other branches of state government, the Vermont Legislature is dealing with this crisis as best … Continued

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