Last week the Shumlin administration announced a plan to create five
opiate treatment centers throughout the state. Writer, journalist and
commentator Marybeth Redmond is hopeful that the long-term impact of an
addictions treatment system for Vermont will be fewer offenders
returning to prison.
The busy holiday season seems like an unlikely time to step away from one’s active life and go on a silent retreat. But, that’s exactly what writer, journalist and commentator Marybeth Redmond did earlier this month at an ecologically-minded monastery in Greensboro.
For Vermont’s incarcerated women, stress levels typically rise at
holiday time. The season activates painful memories and reminds them of
bridges burned with family and friends. But, journalist and
commentator Marybeth Redmond explains how writing has become an
important outlet of self-expression for some of them.
Holiday meals can spark anxiety and even alarm in those with gluten
sensitivities. But writer, journalist and commentator Marybeth Redmond,
who is gluten-intolerant herself, has a pro-active strategy this holiday