Support UVM nurses

I am a nurse practitioner at the University of Vermont Medical Center and have been a nurse since 1980, a nurse practitioner since 1982. I love my profession and am a valued health care provider in Chittenden County.

We nurses at UVM MC are asking for your support as we strive for better coverage, wages that begin to match the U.S. norm. We are paid less than other nurse practitioners in neighboring hospitals in Vermont and see far more volume.

Presently I am a salaried nurse practitioner with no room to grow with my salary being topped out because of my longevity at UVM MC. I work 10-12 hour days and am paid for eight hours each day with no acknowledgement by UVM MC administration.  

Please stand with us and support us. We thank you.

Carol Blattspieler
Orthopedic nurse practitioner, 
San Remo Orthopaedics
Milton resident


Thanks for Freedom 5K support

The Arrowhead Trail Running Club and the Arrowhead Golf Course would like to thank the businesses who helped to sponsor this year’s Freedom 5K race. The event was held on Saturday, June 30. Despite the extreme conditions, over 30 enthusiastic runners and walkers participated in the event.

The proceeds from the race fund the Milton Track and Cross Country Remembrance Scholarship, awarded annually to a graduating senior member of the Milton High School track and/or cross-country team. This year’s winner of the scholarship was Michael Ferro, who will be attending UVM in the fall.

The businesses who we’d like to thank include Liquid Measurement Systems, Exit 18 Equipment, Airport Park and Wash, Arrowhead Golf Course, Micklus Duchaine Real Estate Team, Century 21 Jack Associates, Information Technology Services, Brickkicker Home Inspection Services, Law Office of Fred Peet, Wick and Maddocks, The Inn at Buck Hollow Farm, Clear View Glass, Tool Wizard and More, Peoples Trust Company, Aubuchon Hardware, Dam Store, Laura B’s, Shear Classic Hair Salon, Whites Bikes, Slopeside Syrup Untapped, Hannaford and Fleet Feet. Thank you all, and we look forward to next year’s race!

Mark Hitchcox
on behalf of the Milton Freedom 5K Organizing Committee