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April 24th, 2017
MONTPELIER — After some debate Friday, the Vermont Senate OK’d a proposal that would legalize marijuana in the Green Mountain State and create a system to regulate and tax marijuana sales.
The proposal, which would create a system similar to the model currently in place in Colorado, came after several members of the Senate expressed frustration that the House has not advanced a marijuana legalization bill this year.
WINOOSKI — New changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, are here. Find out what it means for your financial aid plans at a Paying for College workshop, hosted by Vermont Student Assistance Corp. VSAC will host workshops on May 3 at Middlebury Union High School auditorium at 6:30 p.m. on on May 10 at the Vergennes Union High School auditoriumat 6:30 p.m.
This week’s writer is Mike Donoghue, executive director of the Vermont Press Association.
The Vermont Press Association praises and thanks the Vermont Legislature for approving a shield law designed to protect journalists from unwarranted subpoenas concerning their sources.
The House of Representatives gave final approval to the legislation, 140-2, on Thursday afternoon and is sending the measure to Gov. Phil Scott for his signature.
This week’s writer is Haviland Smith, a retired CIA Station Chief who was also the agency’s first Chief of Counterterrorism.
MONTPELIER — On April 8, more than 300 students from around the state gathered at Montpelier High School to participate in the state’s annual Vermont History Day. Students were tasked with researching and presenting a topic relating to this year’s theme, “Taking a Stand.”
Much has been made in the media about what Trump has or has not accomplished in his first 100 days in office. Trump, of course, boasts he has done more than any other president. Political historians, using facts, say he has accomplished relatively little in the way of legislative accomplishments.
The Middlebury College Center for Community Engagement would like to say thank you to all community partners who host and welcome Middlebury College volunteers. We appreciate you sharing your time and expertise with our students, faculty and staff.
Middlebury College Center for Community Engagement
Tiffany Nourse Sargent, Ashley J. Laux, Megan O. Brakeley,
Kristen Mullins, Liz Cleveland, Katie Carpenter and Emma McDonald
ADDISON COUNTY — Mary Johnson Children’s Center’s School Age Programs are joining with the National AfterSchool Association (NAA) to celebrate the professionals that are at the heart of afterschool programs. Together they are recognizing “Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week” on April 24-28.