January 25, 2017

Popcorn: “Fences”

Scales the Dramatic Heights

4 popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger

film critic

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50+ Expo set for loads of fun at Sheraton

seniorspix-expoiiBaby Boomers, seniors and all ages will enjoy a day of fun and learning at this year’s 50-Plus Expo, coming up on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. [Read more…]

How to spot and fix medical billing mistakes

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

After a recent hospital stay, I have a stack of confusing medical bills at home I need to decipher. I’ve heard these bills frequently contain mistakes. How do I spot them to ensure I’m not paying more than I need to be? [Read more…]

Obituary

Kermit LeCLair

Kermit LeCLair

Kermit LaClair

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Take downs and tap outs

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Redhawks roundup

Girls hockey scores win, boys still unbeaten

By Lauren Read

Observer correspondent

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Runner Tyler Marshall’s playing the long game

CVU's Tyler Marshall kicks his way to first place in the 1,500 mtr run at the Essex Invitational track meet on 28May16. Tyler also won the 3,000 earlier in the day.

CVU’s Tyler Marshall kicks his way to first place in the 1,500 mtr run at the Essex Invitational track meet on 28May16. Tyler also won the 3,000 earlier in the day.

By Lauren Read

Observer correspondent

There are few athletes in high school sports in Vermont who had a better year than Tyler Marshall. [Read more…]

Contests, scholarships, grants 

Green Up poster contest

It’s time! This month marks the annual K-12 poster and writing contest for Green Up Vermont submission period. All entries must be in by Jan. 31. One poster is picked to be the official Green Up Day 2017 poster, promoting Green Up Day, the state’s tradition of cleaning up trash in parks and roadsides on the first Saturday in May.

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Sanders’ college plans picked up by New York State

Photo courtesy of New York governor’s office Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., gestures during an appearance with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at LaGuardia Community College in the Queens borough of New York on Tuesday morning.

Photo courtesy of New York governor’s office
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., gestures during an appearance with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at LaGuardia Community College in the Queens borough of New York on Tuesday morning.

By Jasper Craven

For Vermont Digger

On the invitation of Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., visited LaGuardia Community College in Queens Tuesday to help unveil the governor’s free public college education program, which closely mirrors what Sanders pitched during his presidential run. [Read more…]

Watching Williston like a hawk

A Red-tailed Hawk, fluffed up against the winter cold,  looks for dinner along North Williston Road.

Observer photo by Al Frey
A Red-tailed Hawk, fluffed up against the winter cold, looks for dinner along North Williston Road.