Vermont

  By Mike Eldred MONTPELIER- Late Thursday afternoon, Gov. Phil Scott issued an order dismissing in-person education at Vermont schools for the remainder of the school year.
The latest order supersedes his earlier order, which closed schools until April 6. Under the order, districts...

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VERMONT- The Green Mountain National Forest is closing its offices and implementing virtual services to protect the health and safety of employees and members of the public during the COVID-19 outbreak, in accordance with guidance from federal and state authorities.
Though the offices have...
MONTPELIER- At his press conference Monday, Gov. Phil Scott told Vermonters to expect additional mitigation measures soon, although he stopped short of calling for a “shelter in place” order. “At the state level we've done a lot to make sure people are social-distancing,” Gov. Scott said, “as...
MONTPELIER- Educators and parents from around the state offered testimony at a Senate Committee on Education hearing on a study of pupil weighting in Vermont’s education funding formula. 
The study, which concluded that the current pupil weighting system that determines districts’ “...
Officials decry paltry development funding  WILMINGTON - At a meeting of the bi-town economic development committee on Thursday, September 5, several committee members cited frustration with the state. 
Eric Durocher, executive director of the Southern Vermont Deerfield...
BURLINGTON - In early August it was announced that $6.6 million in grant funding was awarded to the University of Vermont Medical Center, which will establish one of three “Rural Centers of Excellence on Substance Use Disorders.” The others will be located in New York and Georgia. 
The...
Urges thinking about “21st century schools” HALIFAX- Vermont Education Secretary Dan French visited Halifax Monday evening, to answer questions posed by Southern Valley Unified Union School District School Board members and the public. 
One district resident directed...
BURLINGTON- Bankruptcy judges in Vermont and Connecticut have ordered a temporary stay of Hermitage Chapter 11 cases filed in Connecticut while the Vermont District Bankruptcy Court decides whether to consolidate the cases in Vermont.   The filing of Hermitage Chapter 11 bankruptcies in...
VERMONT- The state’s opioid crisis was first brought sharply into focus - to Vermonters and to the nation - when Gov. Peter Shumlin took the unusual step of devoting his January 2014 state of the state address to the rising tide of addiction, crime, and overdose. “In every corner of our state,...
Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan announces lawsuit against two distributors of opioid pain relievers
Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan announces lawsuit against two distributors of opioid pain relievers
VERMONT- In September, Vermont became the 28th state to file a lawsuit against the Sackler family’s Purdue Pharma, alleging the company downplayed the risks of addiction to its opiate pain reliever, and exaggerating its so-called “abuse deterrent” formulations.  In his September announcement,...

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