August 17, 2017

Lacrosse Grad Challenge Camp; Green Mountain Volleyball Tournament

Guest Column: Speaking with one voice on health care

By Paul Cillo

Vermont is lucky. Even with divided state government and occasional partisan spats, our leaders on both sides of the aisle can agree that taking health care away from millions of Americans is a bad idea. [Read more…]

Scott to create pot legalization commission

By Alexandre Silberman

For VTDigger

Gov. Phil Scott plans to create an executive commission to study issues related to marijuana legalization in Vermont. [Read more…]

Summer lacrosse challenge

WCS 8th Grader, Will Bartley, whistle in hand, is giving instruction in lacrosse to a group of 4th and 5th grade boys for his 8th Grade Challenge Project.

WCS 8th Grader, Will Bartley, whistle in hand, is giving instruction in lacrosse to a group of 4th and 5th grade boys for his 8th Grade Challenge Project.

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New school COO helps tackle district consolidation

Jeanne Jensen

Jeanne Jensen

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

For Jeanne Jensen, the role of chief operations officer at the Champlain Valley School District is a melding of her private sector experience at IBM, where she was director of financial operations for global sales, and her history of service as a member of the Champlain Valley Union School Board. [Read more…]

An education in logistics

FRONT---WCS-Renovation

Observer photo by Jason Starr
Construction rews work on floors Tuesday at Williston Central School.

School community strives for normalcy amid WCS construction

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

The 2017-2018 school year will be an extraordinary one at Williston Central School. [Read more…]

Volunteer

United Way of Northwest Vermont’s mobile-friendly volunteer connection connects you to hundreds of local volunteer needs. Search by age, date, county, interests or causes that are important to you. Stay connected to community needs. Go to www.unitedwaynwvt.galaxydigital.com or call volctr@unitedwaynwvt.org or 860-1677 for more information. [Read more…]

Hospitals propose 2.4 percent price increase

Vermont’s 14 non-profit hospitals propose a 2.4 percent increase in prices for fiscal year 2018 in preliminary budget proposals submitted last week to the Green Mountain Care Board. They also project 3.6 percent net patient revenue growth. [Read more…]

Finding help for seniors addicted to opioids

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

I’m worried about my 72-year-old mother who has been taking the opioid medication Vicodin for her hip and back pain for more than a year. I fear she’s becoming addicted to the drug, but I don’t know what to do. 

             –Concerned Daughter

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The Beatles Story: Visiting the Fab Four’s Liverpool

A replica of Liverpool's Cavern Club at The Beatles Story takes visitors back to nostalgic memories of the Beatles' early days.

A replica of Liverpool’s Cavern Club at The Beatles Story takes visitors back to nostalgic memories of the Beatles’ early days.

By Sharon Whitley Larsen

Creators News Service

Recently I was lucky enough to visit Liverpool for the fourth time, reveling in the Beatles territory — the Merseyside hometown of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. [Read more…]