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Vermont VA hospital sees most patients in 30 days

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital in White River Junction sees about 98 percent of patients within 30 days of their making appointments, better than the national average of 96 percent.

That still left 532 patients from Vermont and parts of New Hampshire waiting more than a month for an appointment.  Go to full article
Governor Cuomo at the new Taste NY store. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/14382217604/">Office of the Governor</a>
Governor Cuomo at the new Taste NY store. Photo: Office of the Governor

Cuomo cuts ribbon on new Taste NY Market

LAGRANGE, N.Y. (AP) There's a new market on the Taconic State Parkway that features products from around the state.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited the new Taste NY Market at the Todd Hill rest area in LaGrange on Monday.

The market features foods and agricultural products including eggs, meats, dairy products, fruits and vegetables and items including syrups and sauces.  Go to full article

NY Senate passes bills to curb heroin scourge

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's Republican-led Senate has passed a series of bills to curb heroin use.

On Monday the Senate passed 23 of the 25 bills introduced last month following a series of forums around the state on heroin and opioid use.  Go to full article
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegratz/117048243/">Joe Gratz</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Joe Gratz, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY lawmakers consider adding family court judges

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) While the current state budget funds 20 more family court judges statewide intended to help ease crowded dockets, legislators still have to determine how to distribute them.  Go to full article
Incumbent Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne is in a close race with PC leader Tim Hudak. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30799612@N03/6964550182/">Ontario Chamber of Commerce</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Incumbent Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne is in a close race with PC leader Tim Hudak. Photo: Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

As June 12 election approaches Ontario leaders step up offense

As the Ontario election campaign winds down, Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne is stepping up her attacks on her rivals. Kathleen Wynne says P-C Leader Tim Hudak and the NDP's Andrea Horwath are being dishonest when it comes to the gas-plant scandal that has dogged her campaign.  Go to full article
Hiking on the Northville-Lake Placid Trail. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/stefnoble/202656">Stef Noble</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Hiking on the Northville-Lake Placid Trail. Photo: Stef Noble, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

133-mile Adirondack trail marks 90th anniversary

NORTHVILLE, N.Y. (AP) The village of Northville in the southern Adirondacks is celebrating National Trails Day and the 90th anniversary of the 133-mile-long Northville-Lake Placid trail.  Go to full article

Church members safely escape fire on Grand Isle

GRAND ISLE, Vt. (AP) State police say members of a church in Grand Isle safely escaped a fire that broke out in the basement during their services.  Go to full article
Quechee State Park, Vermont. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/bull_rhino/6878505345/">Scott Law</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Quechee State Park, Vermont. Photo: Scott Law, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont state parks free June 14-15

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Vermonters will get a chance to visit the state parks and historic sites for free during the Vermont Days weekend celebration.

All state park day areas, state-owned historic site and the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier will be free next weekend -- June 14 and 15.  Go to full article

Police: Woman did heroin with her 2 kids in car

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Authorities say a blaring car horn alerted police to a central New York woman who was under the influence of heroin while her two young children were inside the vehicle.

The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office says deputies on patrol in Syracuse heard a car horn blaring around 6:15 p.m. Saturday and discovered 23-year-old Kristen Carno of Cazenovia, New York passed out in the driver's seat. Deputies say she had a hypodermic needle in her arm and several bags of the drug were found in the vehicle.  Go to full article
Vermont gas pump <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/capturedscenery/1172495510/">TIm </a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Vermont gas pump TIm , Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont sues over gasoline additive pollution

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The Vermont Attorney General's office is suing more than two dozen of the country's largest refiners of gasoline over the use of the gasoline additive MTBE that it says has caused widespread groundwater pollution.

Attorney General William Sorrell says his office believes that these companies ignored the risks of MTBE and sold it anyway.  Go to full article

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