Howard Center has a new number for people to get help

To ensure that community members have access to the mental health, substance use, and developmental services they need, the Howard Center has launched a single phone number for people seeking information or services: 802-488-6000. The new phone number was set up to make it easier for those who are seeking support for the first time.… Read More »

Demers: Explaining the purple ribbons

By JAN DEMERS She was rocking back and forth in the chair: an adult holding a teddy bear weeping as she rocked. I was working as the director of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program in upstate New York. “I’ve lost everything,” she said. And she had. She was alone with no income having left a… Read More »

We should be proud of our Vermont elections

By JIM CONDOS Election Day is fast approaching. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Vermonters will head to the ballot box to vote for the people who will represent them, from justice of the peace all the way up to governor and members of Congress. Free and fair elections are the bedrock of our democracy in Vermont… Read More »

Holcombe: We need a new playbook

By REBECCA HOLCOMBE At the center of Gov. Phil Scott’s reelection campaign is his claim that because of his efforts, “Vermont has avoided about $71 million in forecasted property tax rate increases.” If we don’t understand why this claim is flawed, we are vulnerable to poor budgeting practices and ill-equipped to respond to demographic and… Read More »

Wine & Harvest Festival benefits Chittenden food shelf

Shelburne Vineyard celebrates the fall harvest with its 10th annual Wine & Harvest Festival Saturday to benefit the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. A variety of Vermont specialty food producers and vendors will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. offering samples of their products to try and purchase. The cost of admission is… Read More »

Rice Memorial High School hosts open house Sunday

Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington will host an open house on Sunday, from 1-3 p.m, for middle school and transfer students. The Catholic school says students of all faiths attend Rice, with approximately 60 percent of the student body identifying as Catholic. Rice highlights its role in preparing students for college with honors and AP… Read More »

News from Charlotte Library

Upcoming events at the library. More information online at Wildcrafting Elliot Cluba, owner and founder of Herbs and Arrows, visits the library on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. to discuss reconnecting to the ecosystem inside and outside of our bodies. The session will include some time outside while Cluba teaches about foraging and covers… Read More »

Preschool openings in Hinesburg

Annette’s Preschool in Hinesburg has several part-time and full-time openings for children ages 3-5 years. The spots are part of the preschool program run in conjunction with local schools. The preschool is a 5 STAR-rated early childcare and education program serving families with children ages 6 weeks to 8 years. Its setting, on more than… Read More »