November 27th, 2013
MONTPELIER — Vermont’s fourth- and eighth-graders scored among the best in the nation on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) tests of reading and mathematics, the Vermont Agency of Education announced this week. However, the test scores also showed that across the country students living in poverty lag behind their more affluent peers, including in Vermont.
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ADDISON COUNTY — Many Vermonters have been struggling to stay afloat amid waves of information related to the state’s conversion to a new health care system mandated by the federal Affordable Care Act.
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources reversed its decision to deny a local recycler a state contract, a move that triggered an automatic payment to a rival company.
CORNWALL — Dr. Anna Benvenuto prides herself on not only providing medical treatment to her clients at Addison Associates OB/GYN, she also tries to get to know them.
And she knows that several of her clients are from households barely scraping by, struggling each day to put enough food on the table. Some of these clients rely heavily on 3SquaresVT, formerly known as the Food Stamp program, which helps people buy groceries.
BRISTOL — Behind every great play, quite literally, is a great set. Nowhere is that sentiment more true than Mount Abraham Union High School, which has relied on a dedicated team of volunteer set designers to put on elaborate musicals each fall.
MIDDLEBURY — Two local musicians who took part in a marathon recording session in the capital of country music earlier this year are putting the final touches on a new Christmas album.
For a week in March, Matt Dickerson of Bristol and Susan Nop of Middlebury spent 12 hours a day in four different studios in Nashville, Tenn., known as the Mecca of country music.
I have a problem and I blame my mom. No, I don’t have mommy issues. And I am not consulting self-help books. I am, however, consulting with the Food Network. You see, I suffer from TCD — Turkey Compulsive Disorder — and, of course, at this time of year it really starts to flare up.