Archives for January 12, 2014

Thomas Koch: Governor’s drug addiction initiative deserves wide support

I co-chaired a summer study committee on drug abuse about a dozen years ago that was a real eye-opener, which explains why I have been an advocate for addiction prevention, treatment and recovery ever since.

David Brynn: Conserving our forests and cleaning up Lake Champlain

In November, the State of Vermont published a draft proposal on the cleanup of Lake Champlain. The document was intended to stimulate discussion. It will!

Barrie Dunsmore: The reborn al-Qaida

Times have changed and the new version of al-Qaida emerges as Sunni and Shias are in conflict throughout the entire Middle East.

Green Mountain College partners with Vermont Law School to offer accelerated degree programs

Green Mountain College (GMC) students can now complete a bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctor degree in six years as opposed to the usual seven, or an accelerated bachelor’s and master’s degree in four years instead of the usual five, thanks to three new dual-degree programs offered by GMC and Vermont Law School.

2014 Farm to School grants will be awarded at Farm to School Awareness Day

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, in partnership with the Vermont Farm to School Network, will be awarding the 2014 Farm to School grants at a special ceremony Thursday January 16th between 4:30-5:30pm.

In This State: A Rockefeller claims her name

After years of living in the relative anonymity of the Vermont countryside, Eileen Rockefeller Growald has publicly embraced her identity as a great-granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller and one of the heirs to his dynasty’s fortune, fame and responsibilities.

Landscape Confidential: The beautiful side of icy weather

The science of freezing creates the beauty of hoar frost, rime ice and snow rollers, as well as the dangers of power outages and slipping on ice.

VTDigger introduces reporting team for legislative session

VTDigger will have six reporters in the Vermont Statehouse this year covering a range of public policy issues, including energy, health care, state finance, criminal justice, politics, the environment, business and human services.