Officials say the creation of two large troop areas to cover the entire state has freed up captains to undertake work on things like fair and impartial policing.
Vernon officials want to leave the regional school union due to Act 46 concerns, but they were blocked last month by Dummerston voters. A revote is scheduled for Feb. 21.
A public meeting will be held at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. The agency has no plans to hold a meeting in Vermont.
L3 KEO said the closure eliminated 15 jobs. Brattleboro Development Credit Corp. owns the 24,000-square-foot building and will begin looking for a new tenant.
A $6 million gift from a longtime Brattleboro resident accelerated the project, which includes a new four-story building that will house expanded surgical services, medical offices and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. An application is pending before the state’s Green Mountain Care Board.
The U.S. Department of Labor contends the 2011 transfer of Sonnax Industries in Bellows Falls to employee ownership was botched, resulting in overpayment of two executives and significant losses.
The lengthy investigation still has one issue unresolved and will conclude “as soon and as efficiently as possible,” an official said. A former Retreat employee alleged Medicaid fraud.
Some activists are concerned that a former state commissioner could exert undue influence as an attorney supporting the sale of Vermont Yankee.
A controversial wind turbine proposal and the continuing saga of Vermont Yankee decommissioning were among the county’s biggest news stories.
As he leaves office, Gov. Peter Shumlin says the state is successfully moving on from the Vermont Yankee era both in terms of economic development and energy policy. But some don’t see it that way.
The regional school is facing more than $200,000 in cuts as well as higher taxes due to enrollment regulation changes under Act 46. The board cut one teacher and other items.
NorthStar Group Services says it might be able to finish cleanup at the plant four years earlier than previously disclosed. The company also proposed a budget and new standards for site restoration.
Full scholarships and guaranteed jobs are features of a new venture between Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and Community College of Vermont. The first graduating class of medical assistants begins work next month.
A large facility housing servers for a technology company might be a good fit for the shutdown nuclear plant site, former Google executive Matt Dunne told the Vernon Planning Commission. Some town officials are optimistic, but many questions remain.