Tag Archives: plan

May 31, 2017

Gov. Scott’s “radical” savings plan scapegoats teachers

Dear Editor,

The Vermont State Labor Council AFL CIO unequivocally supports the Vermont National Education Association (NEA) in their struggle to protect collective bargaining rights. While Governor Scott’s administration has put forward a radical “plan” to save taxpayers a projected $26 million, this plan appears…

May 18, 2017

Statewide teachers’ health plan a rare opportunity

Dear Editor,

The time to act is now. The Legislature faces a rare opportunity to make Vermont more affordable for all.

The Affordable Care Act requires renegotiations of all teacher health insurance plans before Jan. 1, 2018. This provision allows the state to save money…

News Briefs
March 29, 2017

Walgreens fined for sale of batteries without stewardship plan

The Agency of Natural Resources announced today that Walgreen Eastern Co., Inc., the owner of three Vermont Walgreens stores, was fined $20,000 for producing and selling batteries in Vermont without an Agency-approved battery stewardship plan. Under state law, manufacturers of “primary” batteries are required to…

Local News
March 29, 2017

Rochester weighs costs, benefits of Act 46 plan

Vote scheduled for April 11

By Evan Johnson The future of education in the town of Rochester has been on the minds of its residents lately and last week, community members, including parents teachers and staff, gathered to review a plan they said would change…

VSAC helps families plan for college—for free

Saturday, April 1, 9:30 a.m.—CASTLETON—Thousands of Vermont students and parents have gotten a leg up on college planning through VSAC’s College Pathways events. Get the same help they did by registering now for one of the Vermont Student Assistance Corp.’s College Pathways events, featuring a…

Op - Ed
February 15, 2017

Regional marketing plan solicits county-wide support

By Lyle Jepson and Mary Cohen

Imagine a future for Rutland County in which young families move into efficient new homes close to high-paying advanced manufacturing jobs … recent college graduates shop downtown for “first day of work” wardrobes before starting jobs with local companies…

February 8, 2017

To retire with confidence, have a plan

By Kevin Theissen

If you want to retire with confidence, you need a good plan. As you near retirement age or better yet, decades before retirement age, it is time to start doing some serious financial planning. Retiring with confidence means you developed a logical…

Vermont Farmers Food Center shares plans with Senate committees
Local News
January 25, 2017

Vermont Farmers Food Center shares plans with Senate committees

By Evan Johnson

RUTLAND—Rutland’s farmer’s market started, Greg Cox said, “with four vendors and no customers.” On Thursday morning, Jan. 19, after four years of steady growth fueled by local interest and volunteer work, Cox, the Vermont Farmers Food Center (VFFC) board president took the…