Op-Ed: Commissioners: Vermonters must work together to prevent suicide — Mark Levine and Melissa Bailey

Several high-profile deaths by suicide, along with a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have put this public health issue in the spotlight once again. In Vermont, where suicide is now the eighth leading cause of death, we are working to put systems in place that help people before a crisis.… Read More »

Special Olympics athletes receive health screenings by volunteers

Special Olympics athletes receive health screenings by volunteers

Health professionals and volunteers from across New England provided comprehensive health screenings for children and adults with intellectual disabilities at the Special Olympics Vermont Summer Games at the University of Vermont last month. A unique partnership between the Vermont State Dental Society and Special Olympics Vermont allowed hundreds of athletes to receive dental screenings, and a… Read More »

Editorial: Like a death in the family

Newsrooms around America have been rattled by last week’s murders of five people at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md. A man who’s been upset with the newspaper since 2011 used a shotgun to blast through a glass wall and kill four journalists and an advertising assistant. The report is jarring because every newspaper that… Read More »

Wildlife can benefit from humans — Lori Peckham

To the Editor, I’m writing in response to the article published on June 14 titled “Wildlife don’t need rescuing and could spread rabies.” There is more than one message to convey about this subject, and the overall feeling I got reading this story is “mixed.” The opening sentences begin with the very direct “just leave… Read More »

My eyewitness account of ‘government-sanctioned child abuse’ — U.S. Rep. Peter Welch

My eyewitness account of ‘government-sanctioned child abuse’ — U.S. Rep. Peter Welch

In a head-spinning reversal last week, President Donald Trump responded to public outrage over heart wrenching images of children locked in chain link cages on the southern border. It appears that he backed down on his cynical decision to separate innocent migrant children from their parents. While welcome news, the devil is in the details… Read More »

Op-Ed: UVM nurses union takes its case to the community — The members of the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals bargaining committee

The following is from the bargaining committee of the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, the union elected to represent the more than 1,800 nurses at the University of Vermont Medical Center. In a recent vote, 94 percent of nurses approved our bargaining committee calling for a strike if we feel it is necessary… Read More »

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