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The Vermont Senate Chamber in Montpelier. Photo: <a href="">Adam Fagen</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
The Vermont Senate Chamber in Montpelier. Photo: Adam Fagen, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont Senate hears challenge of opiate treatment

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

Books: "Strong Deaf"

Novelist Lynn McElfresh says her favorite place to write is in the Thousand Islands, at her family cottage on Grennell Island. Two sisters share the pages in her new book for young readers, Strong Deaf. The younger sister, Jade, is the only one in her family who can hear. Our book reviewer, Betsy Kepes, spoke with McElfresh from her winter home in Florida.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Bat Varieties

Bats vary widely between species, and even within species in different habitats. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talk about city bats v. country bats, and bats that don't hunt by echolocation, but have hearing keen enough to detect the rustle of a climbing beetle.  Go to full article

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