Tag Archives: Vermonters

News Briefs
May 18, 2017

Getting more Vermonters to go to college

By Sen. Bernie Sanders

The good news is that Vermont has one of the highest high school graduation rates in the country; fully 88 percent of our kids leave high school with a diploma.  All of us – parents, educators, community members and most of…

Bill seeks information on why Vermonters take their lives
State News
February 8, 2017

Bill seeks information on why Vermonters take their lives

By Erin Mansfield, VTDigger

Ten members of the Vermont House have introduced a bill intended to get to the root of why people take their own lives. H.184 would require the Department of Mental Health to issue a report to the Legislature every year describing…

State News
February 1, 2017

Vermonters could reduce trash by half, report says

By Mike Polhamus, VTDigger A report on Vermont’s solid waste shows that more than half of what residents throw away could be recycled, composted or diverted from landfills. About 28 percent of Vermonters’ solid waste is organic matter, much of which could be turned into…

Red meat and Trump: Vermonters celebrate inauguration in D.C.
Local News
January 25, 2017

Red meat and Trump: Vermonters celebrate inauguration in D.C.

By Jasper Craven, VTDigger

On Thursday evening, Jan. 19, in the back room of a dimly lit steakhouse near the White House, roughly 20 Donald Trump supporters from Vermont gathered to celebrate November’s Republican victory: the menu was red meat and wine. The gathered group…

Local News
January 18, 2017

High cost of health coverage irks Vermonters

By Karrie Etzler

It’s the start of another year, and while some Vermonters are preoccupied with the pursuit of personal ambitions and keeping resolutions, there are others, far less content and facing uncertainties, chief among them affordable health insurance.

According to Dr. Timothy Cook, a…

Op - Ed
January 4, 2017

First steps toward 700,000 Vermonters

By Rob Roper

During the gubernatorial campaign Phil Scott set a goal to expand Vermont’s population from 625,000 to 700,000 over the next 10 years or so. This is a pretty tall order (maybe unattainable), but the governor-elect’s call does raise an important issue. Our…

News Briefs
December 28, 2016

Vermonters warned of health insurance phone scam

A number of Vermonters have received unsolicited phone calls from parties claiming affiliation with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont. The caller offers a special program regarding pain management and opioid prescriptions and asks the consumer to disclose personal information to determine qualification for the…