January 18, 2018

CVU Nordic skiing; boys basketball; girls basketball

Police leaders attempt to put brakes on pot legalization

Colchester Police Chief Jennifer Morrison, of the Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police. File photo by Elizabeth Hewitt/VTDigger

By Jordan Cuddemi

For VTDigger

Law enforcement officials in Vermont are urging lawmakers to slow a fast-moving marijuana legalization bill that is poised for Senate passage this week.

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Urgent call for blood donations

Severe weather caused blood drive cancellations

This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give now and help address a winter blood donation shortage. [Read more…]

Help with home-care bills

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

Do you know of any resources that can help with my mother’s home-care bills? Mom is recovering from a stroke and needs in-home care, but I understand Medicare doesn’t cover it and she doesn’t have long-term care insurance.

Stressed-Out Daughter [Read more…]


By Jan Kenney

Bean good for the New Year

Seeing as how we are in the season of New Year’s resolutions and cold weather, it seem like a recipe (pun intended) for making up some hearty, healthy soups. A black bean soup is one of my favorites and simple to make – especially if you’re not averse to using canned beans. [Read more…]

CVU hosts benefit concert for ‘Responsible Growth’

Observer courtesy photo
The Tenderbellies, a group comprised of all CVU graduates, will play the Local Legends benefit show at CVU on Jan. 26 to benefit Responsible Growth Hinesburg.

The fifth annual Local Legends Concert will be held at Champlain Valley Union High School starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26. [Read more…]

New networking/B2B event debuts Jan. 18

BizConVT kicks off 2018 as ‘next generation of business conferences’

BizConVT, a new business-to-business networking event that is designed as the next generation of business conferences, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Thursday at the Sheraton Conference Center (recently renamed Hotel Burlington & Conference Center) at 870 Williston Road in South Burlington. [Read more…]

Redhawks slip past South Burlington

Graham Walker starts the fast break during CVU’s game vs SBHS at South Burlington on Monday the 8th.

By Lauren Read

Observer correspondent

The Champlain Valley Union High School boys basketball team went down to the wire with visiting South Burlington on Monday night, with the Redhawks emerging with the 58-54 win. [Read more…]

Letters to the Editor

Herbicide treatment the best option for Lake Iroquois [Read more…]

Guest Column: Finding prosperity in climate solutions

By Joseph Fusco

There has been a fascinating conversation taking place in Vermont over the last several years, a conversation about whether environmentalism and entrepreneurialism can exist together. It is a conversation driven, in part, by the anticipated effects of climate change, and the challenge to do something about it. [Read more…]