Apr 18, 2014 — MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Vermont lawmakers are learning of the challenges of meeting the needs of people who are addicted to heroin and other drugs.
Bill Young, the head of the Maple Leaf Farm residential drug and alcohol treatment and recovery center in Underhill, told the Senate Health and Welfare committee Thursday that estimates say 50,000 Vermonters need substance abuse treatment every year and don't get it. Go to full article
Apr 18, 2014 — VERNON, Vt. (AP) The company that owns the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant wants to do away with the 10-mile emergency planning zone surrounding the reactor after it ceases operation later this year.
The zone around the Vernon reactor includes towns in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Go to full article
Apr 17, 2014 — BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Vermont's largest hospital wants to construct a new building that would contain 128 private patient rooms.
The Burlington Development Review Board looked at plans for the 160,000-square foot building that would be located above the entrance to Fletcher Allen Health Care's emergency department and a parking lot.
The new building would replace two floors in a separate building that dates to 1961. Go to full article
Apr 09, 2014 — MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The Vermont House is bucking the wishes of Gov. Peter Shumlin by calling for an increase in the state's minimum wage to $10.10 per hour starting in... Go to full article
Apr 07, 2014 — LEICESTER, Vt. (AP) A man who allegedly entered his neighbor's home and shot him in the head before wounding a pair of Vermont state troopers has been charged with four... Go to full article