Exchange student experience benefits everyone involved: CVU encourages program with free tuition, willing host families

Exchange student experience benefits everyone involved: CVU encourages program with free tuition, willing host families

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer For host families and exchange students alike, the experience of spending a year in the United States is an exchange in more than just the word. It works both ways – the lives of both the foreign students and the families they live with are changed by the exchange experience. And… Read More »

Sallie Thompson Soule: A Vermont trailblazer passes on

Sallie Thompson Soule: A Vermont trailblazer passes on

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent On June 10 in Montpelier, Gov. Phil Scott signed into law a bill that protects abortion rights for Vermont women. The next day, more than 1,500 miles away in Fort Myers, Fla., lifelong Vermonter, lawmaker, activist and trailblazer Sallie Soule quietly passed away with her family at her side. “We whispered that… Read More »

Vermont has nation’s broadest single-use plastics ban: Gov. Scott signs bill, ban effective July 2020

Vermont has nation’s broadest single-use plastics ban: Gov. Scott signs bill, ban effective July 2020

ELIZABETH GRIBKOFF VT Digger Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill into law on Monday that gives Vermont the distinction of having the most comprehensive restrictions on single-use plastic of any state in the country. The bill, S.113, prohibits retailers from providing customers with single-use plastic bags at checkout and plastic stirrers starting next July. Stores… Read More »

Remembering Sgt. Willard Magoon: Vermont Army National Guard soldier passes during training

Remembering Sgt. Willard Magoon: Vermont Army National Guard soldier passes during training

MIRANDA JONSWOLD Correspondent The Vermont Army National Guard is mourning the passing of a soldier who died at a New Orleans hospital on Sunday. Sgt. Willard Magoon, 25, died of cardiac complications at Ochsners Medical Center with his family present, the Guard announced in a press release Monday. Magoon served as an allied trade specialist,… Read More »

See something, say something: State launches student school safety video contest

Governor Phil Scott and Vermont-NEA (VT-NEA) President Don Tinney announced a joint initiative inviting Vermont middle and high school students to create a “See Something, Say Something” video public service announcement, which will be used by the Agency of Education and VT-NEA to promote awareness and reporting of school safety threats across the state. “Working… Read More »

State launches Infants in the Workplace program

Governor Phil Scott, Secretary of Administration Susanne Young, and Human Resources Commissioner Beth Fastiggi announced an “Infants in the Workplace” program for state employees. The policy allows a state employee the option to bring their infant children up to the age of six months to work. The program launched on February 1. The program is… Read More »