LOCAL NEWS

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — The Springfield Lions Club is an organization associated with the Vermont Lions Charities that is primarily concerned with charitable activities in Springfield and the surrounding area. Earlier this year, Springfield Lion Ken Millay became aware of Kati Campbell, a mother …

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Superintendent Zach McLaughlin warned the Springfield Schoolboard this week to anticipate complications for the 2020-21 budget work, due to ongoing disputes over the state’s new funding rules for special education.

CLAREMONT — Claremont Police Department released the following statement about an incident that closed down traffic Tuesday morning on Lower Main Street:

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Among the obstacles to making America’s healthcare system more accessible, affordable and sustainable is a less discussed, perhaps uncomfortable truth: that so many diseases being treated today are considered preventable.

Lincoln O’Brien, former owner of the Claremont Daily Eagle, coined the term “Twin-State Valley” and brought the city its first radio station.

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The Springfield Cosmos headed to Claremont on Thursday for an early scrimmage against the Cardinals. Springfield opens its season on Aug. 30 and will host Hartford whi… Read more

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Stevens boys varsity coach Jason Stone explains some tactics during the first day of practice on Monday. Stone has a strong group of returning players and after adjust… Read more

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We hope everyone is taking advantage of all the wonderful fresh veggies and berries available right now. It’s hard to find the time to cook and freeze, or can or freeze them, but when we have two feet of snow on the ground, it will be so nice to have the summer and fall reminders. Blueberry … Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), southeastern Vermont’s community mental-health agency, is pleased to announce the appointment of nine new professionals whose talents will augment HCRS’ services in the Hartford, Springfield, and Brattleboro regions. Read more

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CAVENDISH, Vt. — How many times have you driven along route 106 and seen the “Indian Stones” sign? If you had a chance to examine the stones, you’d see that they describe the birth of a European descent child in 1754. While the Stones may be in Reading, the birth took place in Cavendish on w… Read more

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DUMMERSTON, Vt. — Sept. 27-29 an expected 65 lesbian¨ gay¨ bisexua transgender and queer LGBTQ people living in small towns and rural communities from around the Northeast will gather for the 5th annual Out in the Open Summit for rural small town LGBTQ folks. Read more

REGIONAL NEWS

WASHINGTON, D.C —Sen. Maggie Hassan recognized Erik Becker of Lancaster as August’s Granite Stater of the Month for his dedication to improving his community and for lending support to those in need.

UNITY — With summer rolling through its final stage, this may be an opportune time to survey your property for problematic invasive plants, or consider rooting out that stubborn Japanese barberry bush. From common non-native honeysuckle to New Hampshire’s nemesis, Japanese knotweed, invasive…

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A local representative, whose name I will not mention here, likes to sport around with the following bumper sticker on his SUV: “Women Regret Abortions.” Read more

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The beauty of farming is its moral clarity. Take care of the earth and its creatures and it will sustain you. What could be more simple and right than that? We all need to eat, so producing food is a public good. Read more

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If you have not been vaccinated for Hepatitis A, please consider doing so. Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the Hepatitis A virus which spreads through fecal to oral transmission. Normally, the state of New Hampshire averages about seven cases a year. Since Novemb… Read more

OUR COLUMNISTS

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The goldfinch, as pretty as it looks and sings, is a push-over. Even chickadees shoulder it aside at the feeder. At the other end of the chutzpah spectrum we find the kingbird. We have a pair of kingbirds who live in our neighborhood, and they regularly draw my attention with their metallic …

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Last February, you might have seen news stories about an impending insect apocalypse. “Huge global extinction risk.” “Plummeting insect numbers threaten collapse of nature.” “Insects are dying off at a scary rate.” And those were just the headlines on online articles from New Scientist, The …

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The goldfinch, as pretty as it looks and sings, is a push-over. Even chickadees shoulder it aside at the feeder. At the other end of the chutzpah spectrum we find the kingbird. We have a pair of kingbirds who live in our neighborhood, and they regularly draw my attention with their metallic … Read more

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Last February, you might have seen news stories about an impending insect apocalypse. “Huge global extinction risk.” “Plummeting insect numbers threaten collapse of nature.” “Insects are dying off at a scary rate.” And those were just the headlines on online articles from New Scientist, The … Read more

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LINCOLN, N.H. — Loon Mountain Resort is excited to announce the grand opening of its new downhill mountain biking trail network on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. Read more