The Vermont Department of Public Health is encouraging residents to get an HIV test at their doctor's office or at one of more than 30 free, anonymous testing sites around the state as part of National HIV Testing Day on Thursday.
The failure of the federal Farm Bill has upset members of the agriculture community as uncertainty over the fate of key provisions remains. The bill also funds nutrition programs, and with deep cuts proposed to the food stamp program, hunger advocates are relieved.
Howard Dean, former staffers and volunteers are set to gather Sunday at Oakledge Park in Burlington to reflect and reminisce on the 10th anniversary of the kickoff of his unsuccessful 2004 presidential campaign.
Before wrapping up its business for the session, the New York state Legislature has acted upon a number of agency nominations. On Wednesday, the Senate confirmed two new Adirondack Park Agency board members and renewed the terms of others.