Trey Anastasio Offers Words Of Encouragement To Drug Court Graduates

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Trey Anastasio Offers Words Of Encouragement To Drug Court Graduates

first_imgPhish guitarist Trey Anastasio returned to the Washington County Felony Drug Court recently, speaking to graduates of the same program that he was once a part of so many years ago. According to a report in The Post-Star, Anastasio spoke for nearly 25 minutes to the graduates of the program, offering words of inspiration after sharing his experiences.“The night I got arrested, I couldn’t go 10 minutes without taking something… Nine years later, I don’t think about drinking or drugging anymore.” He continued, “I thought I would come in here and say, ‘I’m sober’ and get to go home. At the time, I thought this was the worst thing that ever happened to me. Today, it’s without a question the best thing that ever happened to me.”Anastasio was arrested in 2006 for possession of heroin and pain killers in Whitehall, NY, and spent 14 months in Drug Court under the county’s supervision. Now, the guitarist tries to encourage sobriety for those addicted to substances. “I want to come back anytime I can,” he said in the article. “It’s an honor. It’s such a great program. Every community in America should have one.”Whatever you’re doing Trey, it’s working. We can’t wait to see Phish on tour, when they kick things off one week from tonight.[H/T JamBase, Photo via The Post-Star]last_img read more

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Miami-Dade County School Board approves 2018-2019 school calendars

first_imgThe Miami-Dade County School Board approved the 2018-2019 School Calendars at its recent monthly meeting with a start date of August 20, 2018 for students.The Elementary and Secondary School Calendar includes 180 days of instruction for students and 196 days for teachers, with 10 teacher planning days and six legal holidays in addition to the 180 days for students. The Adult/Vocational Education School Calendar includes 216 days of instruction for students and 234 days for teachers, with 12 teacher planning days and six legal holidays in addition to the 216 days for students. The Juvenile Justice School Calendar includes 240 days of instruction for students and 257 days for teachers with, 11 teacher planning days and six legal holidays in addition to the 240 days for students. The School Calendars were jointly developed by the School Calendar Ad Hoc Committee comprised of representatives from Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the United Teachers of Dade, and the Parent Teacher Association/Parent Teacher Student Association. For more information visit, www.dadeschools.net/calendarslast_img read more

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