New England News
9:00 am
Sun June 15, 2014

South Burlington Loses Appeal Over Clinic

South Burlington has lost its appeal to the state Supreme Court against a new methadone clinic in the city.

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North Country News
5:45 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

School Board to Continue to Fight Methadone Clinic

The school board in South Burlington plans to continue to fight a proposed methadone clinic for heroin and prescription drug addicts near two of the city's schools.

The board decided Wednesday night to appeal the clinic's permit to the Vermont Environmental Court. The Burlington Free Press reports that the legal action could delay the clinic opening for a year or more.

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New England News
1:52 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Pittsfield Settles In Methadone Clinic Lawsuit

The City of Pittsfield announced that the lawsuit was reported settled in Federal Court earlier this week. As part of the agreement, Worcester-based Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. will open a methadone treatment center, used for treating heroin and other opioid addiction, in downtown Pittsfield.

Spectrum sued the City last year after previous Mayor James Ruberto refused to grant the organization a building permit for their original proposed downtown location. Spectrum claimed that the City’s refusal was in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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