April 24th, 2017
LEICESTER — Imagine you’re spending 10 months in a foreign country, and you don’t know a soul.
Now imagine you’re only 16 or 17 years old.
Wouldn’t it be great if you had a host family to take you in and help you navigate American culture?
David Allan is hoping more families in the Addison and Rutland counties feel that way. In his second year as an area representative for World Heritage International, a non-profit student exchange organization, Allan is one of only two reps in the state of Vermont.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
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.