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AFT Vermont union supports universal healthcare, endorses candidates

At its biennial convention on Saturday, AFT Vermont delegates endorsed a slate of candidates for the upcoming Vermont elections and unanimously voted to adopt a resolution in support of Green Mountain Care. They also elected the union's leadership for the next two years.

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From the Editor: Multitasking makes Jack a dull boy

This week I read a news report about a recent scientific study which demonstrates that multitasking makes your brain smaller: “Grey matter shrinks if we do too much at once,” the study’s researcher, Kep Kee Loh of the University of California, concluded.

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Middlebury's McKibben behind movement to divest from hydrocarbon firms

Vermont Watchdog Report

As world leaders met Tuesday to propose new climate regulations for United Nations members, a fossil fuels divestment movement championed by Vermont environmentalist and People’s Climate March organizer Bill McKibben is attracting big supporters, including oil tycoons the Rockefeller family.

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Jeb Spaulding appointed as Vermont State Colleges chancellor

Faculty "disappointed" by Board's action

During a Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees meeting at Lake Morey Resort Sept. 24, after an executive session, the board unanimously voted to appoint Jeb Spaulding permanent chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges. However, VSC faculty reacted negatively to the announcement.

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Vergennes students explore Dead Creek ecosystem

Students from Vergennes Middle School Team Endeavor...

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Rutland-area ostomy nurses form community group

The Vermont Ostomy Group has been formed and is facilitated by fellow ostomates with the support of certified Wound Ostomy and Continence nurses for the purpose of providing support, education and information for the person with a bowel and bladder diversion.

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Orwell woman named Castleton's Student of the Semester

At Castleton State College’s Fall Convocation last week, senior student and Orwell native Cassandra Papandrea was honored as the Commuter Student of the Semester.

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College welcomes local students

Congratulations to the newest Spartans.Castleton State College welcomed the following students who have recently registered for the fall 2014 semester:

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MSJ's "Honor Our Past Dinner" raises funds for scholarships

The Sixth Annual Honor Our Past event to benefit Rutland Catholic Schools will be held on Oct. 2 at the Holiday Inn located on U.S. Route 7.

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Community Forum: Shaping the future of Middlebury's schools

embers of the I.D. 4 and U.D. 3 school boards invite you to an open discussion to share your hopes and dreams for Middlebury schools and the children, families and community they serve.

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Paquin receives ROTC scholarship

Megan J. Paquin of Vergennes has received an Army ROTC-Reserve Officers’ Training Corps scholarship to attend Syracuse University, N.Y. Scholarships are awarded on a merit basis, reflecting academic achievement, extracurricular activities, physical fitness, specific performance or accomplishment, leadership abilities, and personal interviews.

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VSAC: Eligible Vermont low-income students can receive funds to cover incidental costs of college courses

Vermont Student Assistance Corp. will administer a new program that provides $50,000 in stipends this year to help low-income high school students cover the costs of books, fees and travel associated with dual enrollment courses.

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Mary Hogan Elementary preps for back to school

Mary Hogan Elementary School Principal Thomas Buzzell and Assistant Principal Steven Lindemann welcome Mary Hogan students and parents to the 2014-15 school year.

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Vergennes preschool to welcome children from outside ANWSU

The Board of Directors at the Evergreen Preschool, a cooperative, play-based preschool in Vergennes, announced the adoption of a new mission statement this week.