Remembering Cathie Perrault

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Cathie Perrault, former executive director at Northstar who retired in August, unexpectedly passed away on Oct. 28 from a stroke she suffered the day before. A memorial ceremony will take place at Skinner Funeral Home...

Celebrating the Past, Anticipating the Future

Northstar’s transition from former executive director Cathie Perrault to new executive director Susan Sheridan Tucker provides a good opportunity to look back on what’s been accomplished over the last decade—and to look forward to what can be achieved in the future....

The Work Continues

The conclusion of our fiscal year on June 30 presents an opportunity to reflect on the work we’ve accomplished over the last 12 months. As always, when I look back at the flurry of activity, I’m reminded just how much effort it takes to get the word out about problem...

What is “Problem Gambling?”

What exactly describes the circumstances faced by a gambler when there’s a persistent inability to stop gambling when undesired consequences result? Is it a “problem?” An “addiction?” A “compulsion?” An “obsession?” A “disease?” A “disorder?” “Problem gambling” is the...