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Safety concerns resurface at Brattleboro Retreat

Brawl on secure ward injures staff and suicide attempts continue at private psychiatric hospital that contracts with state.


Marijuana study to focus on use, costs and precedents

A marijuana plant at a Colorado grow operation. Photo by Brent Levin/Creative Commons
Rand Corp. lays out its plans for research on the impact of legalizing the sale and use of marijuana in Vermont. Tax revenue is only part of the picture, officials say.


The Mark Johnson Show: Stenger blames delay in document creation for lag in communication with EB-5 investors

Stenger says loans to EB-5 investors are guaranteed against Jay Peak Resort.


Female employees sue state over alleged pay inequity

Judge Helen Toor considers arguments in an equal pay lawsuit filed against the state. Photo by Hilary Niles/VTDigger
Three Department of Corrections business managers say man was paid more for the same work. But it was his starting pay at another position that's at issue.


State receives federal money to attract health professionals to underserved areas

Health Care Rally, May 1, 2011. VTD/Terry Allen.
Vermont receives $250,000 to help ease student debt for providers who take jobs with federally qualified health centers or rural health clinics.


Story and video: Demonstrators attempt to stop work on gas pipeline project

Natural gas pipeline opponents blocked the front entrance to Vermont Gas’ staging area in Williston on Wednesday morning. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger
About a dozen people staged a sit-in at a staging site for Vermont Gas' natural gas pipeline extension Wednesday in Williston. The demonstrators left after about an hour.


Clock winding down on FairPoint negotiations

A Fairpoint Communications truck makes its way down State Street in Montpelier. VTD/Josh Larkin
Management, unions back at the table in talks to replace contract that expires on Saturday. Workers are prepared to strike.


Jay Peak defends dissolution of partnership with EB-5 investors

Bill Stenger (right) presides over the ribbon-cutting ceremony to open Jay Peak's Stateside Hotel and Baselodge in December 2013. Photo by Hilary Niles/VTDigger
Jay Peak president Bill Stenger says he was “clumsy” with notification to investors, while his partner, Ariel Quiros, said the transaction was “200 percent” ethical.


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Bill Schubart: The safety net we can never afford

If we think the safety net is expensive now … do nothing and see what awaits us in another decade.

Marc Mihaly: Cheryl Hanna’s legacy

The very fabric of our community — the VLS community and the Vermont community — is forever changed.

Valley News: Vermont health website’s woes persist

Gov. Peter Shumlin needs to resolve the problems with Vermont Health Connect quickly and cleanly, as he surely must know.

Quote of the Day

“We took something that was not guaranteed and made it guaranteed. How can you possibly call that wrong?” — Ariel Quiros, Jay Peak owner

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