Vermont

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,...

Vermont Education Secretary Dan French
MONTPELIER - A memo from the Agency of Education titled “Designing Our Future: A Blueprint for Transforming Vermont’s Education System” was released last week. In its 32 pages it describes a complete redesign of Vermont’s school system that would create one statewide school district, putting...
MONTPELIER - In December, the Opioid Coordination Council, a state council, released a progress report on its work in 2017 and 2018. The report,“Strategic Actions and Progress,” outlined the council’s progress in expanding access to services, increasing public awareness, and reducing stigma...
WILMINGTON - Five telecommunications associations are suing the state of Vermont over legislation that seeks to mitigate the effects of the Federal Communications Commission’s  2018 repeal of Obama-era net neutrality regulations. In the complaint, which was filed in the US District Court on...

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