In the Vermont School Boards Association’s October 2013 newsletter, Paul Cillo claimed that “Vermont is getting its money’s worth” in education, based on the 2012 Picus report.
Public education is foundational to our democracy. It is the way that we assure our children acquire the skills, information, and understanding that will equip them to thrive in their personal and work lives and to contribute to life in a free society.
On behalf of ARC Rutland Area, I would like to inform the community of our recent annual membership meeting for people with Developmental Disabilities and their families.
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CROP Walk 2013 in Addison County was a huge success. We had approximately 180 walkers. So far, we have raised a total of $27,196, which is a $1,500 increase from last year, which was a $897 increase from the year before, which was a $1,400 increase from the year before.
Middlebury Flag Football has completed another highly successful season. This was made possible through the generous donations of time and energy of the following volunteers...
The playground on the Bristol Green has been an incredible addition to our community space, but time, safety issues and heavy use requires us to update the existing equipment to better serve our entire community.
You may recall that two bicyclists, Sophie Gerry and Martin Veit, were hospitalized when an impaired driver crossed the center line of the road during the Sept. 15 Tour de Farms and hit them head on.
The fund that was created to collect donations for the two bicyclists who were hospitalized after being struck by an impaired driver at the 2013 Tour de Farms in Addison County has collected $1,225 to date and the goal is $1500.
A blood donation can be life giving, having an impact far beyond the immediate benefit to the recipient.
Last week, Vermonters learned that the Avalere Health Group’s independent report, financed by Vermont Partners for Health Care Reform, concluded that implementing Green Mountain Care in 2017 would likely require $2 billion or more in new taxes on Vermonters—far more than the $1.6 billion admitted to by the Shumlin administration.
The proposed deal for new Middlebury town offices and gym reinforces the notion that it's not financially feasible to renovate the existing buildings—that new construction is necessary.
I am writing to express my concern regarding your statements Nov. 12 in Boston to the group Physicians for a National Health Program.
Vermont Gov. Shumlin’s Oct. 31 announcement that he would delay the participation requirement for Vermont Health Connect by three months was a step in the right direction for households, like mine, that are being forced to participate in the exchange in 2014. But it also demonstrated that he suffers from a significant lack of understanding of the very thing he is in the act of changing.
As we announced plans Wednesday to break the national blood drive record at the Gift-of-Life Marathon, I was reminded of one of my favorite childhood fables, “The Crow and the Pitcher.
In the wake of this past summer's Orwell 250th Celebration, the panicked last minute preparations of exhibits and displays in the Orwell Museum are now long behind us. As children from a neighboring school wander the rooms in organized fashion, and locals and leaf peepers alike make their customary seasonal walk-through, it's time to get back to business.