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THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS

11 SEPTEMBER 2018 - Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement: “Seventeen years ago, we awoke to a typical Tuesday. There was a quiet across the nation, in a less complicated world, and a less complicated time. “By the end of the day, all that would change. “The events of September 11, 2001 are still clear in my mind, as they are for…
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INDUSTRIAL OPIOID DISASTER – Vermont Sues Purdue Pharma For Its Opioids Marketing Practices

G Alleges Deceptive and Unfair Acts and Public Nuisance.  Vermont Attorney General Donovan announced that today his office filed a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma. The lawsuit alleges violations of the Vermont Consumer Protection Act and public nuisance law concerning Purdue’s marketing and promotion of opioids. Purdue is the manufacturer of Oxycontin. “The State of Vermont has been hit hard by the opioid…
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Londonderry EMS Volunteers Receive Mental Health Support After 5 Deaths In Community

via VPR - Londonderry, VT: Vermont’s first responders can face life-and-death situations any time they show up at a scene. But this week the Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad dealt with five fatalities, and now support is being provided to these volunteers that serve this community. The five fatalities in the community occurred in just a three-day span. Last Friday the rescue squad Share More: ;mc_eid=f9d830f457#stream/0
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THE STATE OF VERMONT TO AWARD $4 MILLION IN SCHOOL SAFETY GRANTS TO STRENGTHEN SECURITY INFRASTRUCTURE

Montpelier, Vt. – More than 250 Vermont schools have applied for funding to make security upgrades to their facilities. The State will award $4 million in grants by this fall to help schools strengthen security, using guidance from a statewide safety assessment conducted earlier this year. Governor Phil Scott ordered the assessmentsafter an alleged school shooting plot was uncovered and averted in Fair Haven in February.…
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WATER DISASTERS – Contaminated Valley Water Buttermilk Falls Black River Cavendish eColi Spikes 10X during July 4th Week

Ludlow, VT: - VALLEY WATER DISASTERS - The Black River Action Team has recorded eColi Levels above the EPA's Upper Safe Limit of 235 cfu at Buttermilk Falls 2,420 cfu; Graven Field 276 cfu; Black River Okemo Valley Cavendish Gorge 345 cfu. Water is unsafe for swimming. It is recommended to out of the water when it appears cloudy and within 24 hours of heavy…
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Sanders, Welch Announce $4 Million in New Funds for Vermont to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

BURLINGTON, Vt., June 18 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) announced Monday that Vermont is set to receive $4 million through the State Opioid Response Grants program to help fight Vermont’s opioid epidemic. In 2017, Vermont saw opioid-related deaths increase by 5 percent to a total of 101.  Furthermore, fentanyl deaths spiked by 30 percent and, according to the Vermont Department…
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