The co-chair of the Vermont Legislature's special Committee on Child Protection says the group is going to propose a number of new laws that members hope will close gaps in the child welfare system identified in the aftermath of the deaths of two toddlers.
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against an Orange County town over a proposed casino. This comes as a decision on casino license recipients in upstate New York is expected December 17.
The lawsuit was filed in July on behalf of 18 residents who live within a few miles of Genting America’s proposed Sterling Forest Resort in the Town of Tuxedo. They filed suit against the Tuxedo Town Board alleging that it skipped an environmental review prior to a vote in June adopting a gaming overlay zone. Bridget Morris is one of the residents who brought the legal action.
Top transportation and public safety officials in Massachusetts say the state is ready for the first big snow storm of the season, which is timed to hit on one of the busiest travel days of the year.
The Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Frank DePaola is urging people with travel plans for Thanksgiving to bring patience along. He advised people to leave for their holiday destinations early in the morning, or after 8 p.m. to avoid rush hour commuters. He said highway crews are ready for the predicted Wednesday snowstorm.
Thanksgiving travelers, communities, and utility and transportation companies are preparing for a busy and possibly messy extended holiday weekend. A winter storm could dump up to a foot of snow on parts of the interior Northeast just as many are expected to hit the roads.
The comment period has closed for a proposed rule concerning the federal Clean Water Act. Before the deadline, the New York Farm Bureau barraged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a few thousand postcards. Meanwhile, EPA says there are several misconceptions.