Chittenden County

State’s attorney creates panel to study ‘safe injection’ facilities

Such sites allow people to use drugs under medical supervision without fear of prosecution. Typically they are coupled with avenues to drug treatment and other social services.

Public defender suggests probe of ex-officer taking too long

The lawyer, whose client was arrested by the officer, says any special treatment would erode faith in the system. State police say the timing isn’t unusual for a thorough investigation.

Feds make big heroin bust at Colchester business

The landlord for the property, Sen. Richard Mazza, said he was “devastated” by the news and the implications that he should have known more.

Regulators set hearing on for-profit surgical center proposal

The Green Mountain Care Board on April 13 will hear from investors seeking to build the center in Colchester. Vermont hospitals have opposed the project for nearly two years.

Treatment or prison? Woodside is a place of contradictions

The feds say it doesn’t qualify for funding as a clinical program. But Vermont has no alternative less-secure facilities for the youths who receive services there.

Maple Leaf files for bankruptcy after closing treatment sites

The filing shows assets exceeding liabilities by more than $1 million. “No funds will be available” to former staff owed hundreds or thousands of dollars.

Chittenden County ECOS Partnership Releases 2016 Annual Report: The State of Chittenden County

News Release — Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission February 13, 2017 Contact: Emma Vaughn, Communications Manager Chittenden County RPC [email protected] Office: (802) 846-4490 x *21 Winooski, VT – The Chittenden County ECOS Partnership has released its 2016 ECOS Annual Report and online data Scorecard. For the second year in a row, the Annual Report is […]

Former Burlington College dorm eyed for transitional housing

Under the proposal, the property would be run as a sober-living home for at least 13 homeless people with high needs.

Maple Leaf board shuts down treatment programs

The decision surprised state officials. The Underhill center has nearly a third of the state’s inpatient drug treatment beds and had been working to rebound from a temporary closure.

Burlington housing development gets DRB approval

BURLINGTON — A massive lakefront housing development on the former Burlington College campus received approval from the city’s Development Review Board this week. The project, dubbed Cambrian Rise by developer Eric Farrell, would include 733 condominiums and apartments in 10 buildings. The development includes roughly 40,000 square feet of commercial space and 1,100 parking spaces […]

South Burlington sees resistance to dropping ‘Rebels’ name

After the school board voted last week to abandon the name, residents have taken to Facebook and petition drives in hopes of reversing the decision.

Ex-staff: Maple Leaf investigated by AG’s office, regulator

“They didn’t have enough staff for what we were billing for, that’s the bottom line,” said one former employee of the treatment center.

State: Patients reported verbal abuse at Maple Leaf

Investigators found that multiple complaints from clients at the treatment facility weren’t referred to Adult Protective Services as required.

Chittenden County state’s attorney starts outlining approach

Sarah George talked about the opiate crisis and funding for state’s attorneys after her swearing-in.