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September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month. It’s a time to talk about this very stigmatized and taboo topic, shift public perception, and spread hope and resources to those affected by suicide.
As part of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, friends and family of POWs gathered Friday morning at the Vermont National Guard Library and Museum at Camp Johnson in Colchester to honor World War II veterans who were held captive by the enemy.
The Vermont Department of Public Safety has hired its first-ever director of mental health, part of an effort to improve the delivery of mental health services to people who come into contact with the Vermont State Police.
Hundreds of homeless Vermonters could be back on the streets in just a few days. That’s because many of the people staying in motels and hotels under the general assistance emergency housing program will lose their benefits. Now, housing advocates are pleading with the state to change the eligibility rules before it’s too late.
A new publication last year compiled stories from Vermont farmers, hunters, loggers, writers, photographers, and biologists, wrapping it up in the “Vermont Almanac: Stories from & for the Land.” Now, a second volume is in the works.
Vermont has been facing a school bus driver shortage for years, but labor issues resulting from the pandemic have made it worse than ever. The Essex Westford district has been forced to combine two routes, but it leaves some students on the bus for over an hour.
Burlington’s new leaf blower ordinance is intended to cut down on noise pollution and help the city achieve its net-zero energy goals. But landscaping crews, the first users to feel the bite of the new rules, say their experience this summer has not been positive.
A former state official says New Hampshire could solve two problems at once by replacing its youth detention center with two much smaller facilities and using the sprawling juvenile campus to house young adult inmates instead.
A young Vermonter has some big dreams and even bigger opportunities ahead of her. The Swanton resident is packing things up in Vermont to move to New York City to pursue a career as a professional ballerina.