Governor Recognizes May as Vermont Youth Appreciation Month

May is Vermont Youth Appreciation Month

Four years ago, a group of Bennington area youth drafted a statewide resolution to establish a Vermont Youth Appreciation Day. This celebration was a call to action in response to YRBS data that reflected the low rates of VT youth that feel they matter to our communities.

A joint resolution was passed and this home-grown event has blossomed significantly in the years since. This year on Thursday, April 28th at 12:30 pm, Governor Peter Shumlin will sign a proclamation declaring the month of May as Vermont Youth Appreciation Month in his Ceremonial Office at the statehouse in Montpelier.

When: Thursday, April 28, 2016
Time: 12:30 PM
Where: Governor’s Ceremonial Office, Statehouse, Montpelier, Vermont

Bennington County Grabs the Top Spot!

A total of 5800 pounds were collected through recent prescription drug take-back efforts in Vermont. Bennington County collected the 2nd highest total weight and averaged the highest weight per person of all Vermont counties.

— Top 5 in Total Weight —
1. Chittenden – 2015 Take Back1855.5 lbs
2. Bennington – 683 lbs
3. Washington – 656.5 lbs
4. Windham – 444.4 lbs
5. Rutland – 329.8 lbs
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— Top 5 in Per Person Weight —
1. Bennington – 0.30 oz/person
2. Grand Isle – 0.21 oz/person
3. Chittenden – 0.19 oz/person
4. Lamoille 0.18 oz/person
5. Orleans – 0.18 oz/person
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(Note: Prescription drug take-back includes collection of any drug and drug paraphernalia, not only prescription drugs)

 

Broadcasting Good News!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of a fantastic radio public service announcement sponsored by WEQX 102.7 FM radio which began on July 13th, 2015 and is now in rotation.

Be sure to tune in and listen for the great piece: Click hereĀ download the file.

Thank you WEQX for your support of our communities!!!!

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Town Hall Meeting on Heroin Use in the Region

The Bennington and Hoosick area are currently experiencing what many are calling an epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse in our communities.

Join us for this free town hall meeting event to learn more about prevention, recognizing the signs of abuse, medical and social resources that are available.

This discussion is open to parents, students, community members and leaders. This event will feature medical professionals and community leaders to answer questions and present ways to get involved.

Special Feature: A presentation and screening of the music video “Heroes and Heroin” by the MAUHS Quantum Leap program

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