Police in Barre are looking for a man who fled the scene after nearly running down a sheriff's deputy who was working on a traffic control detail.
Barre police say the deputy was working a traffic detail at the intersection of Washington and Academy streets early Friday when a white Subaru Impreza came toward the deputy and forced him to jump into his cruiser to avoid being hit.
The car then hit a utility pole and the driver jumped out and fled. The sheriff tried to pursue the man, but was limited by his own injuries suffered by jumping out of the way.
Connecticut patients suffering from certain debilitating medical conditions will soon be able to apply to receive medical marijuana.
Starting Monday, the state Department of Consumer Protection will have an application available online. To qualify, a patient must be at least 18 years old and a state resident. A physician must initiate the registration process and certify their patient meets the medical prerequisites.
The chemist at the center of the Massachusetts drug lab scandal was arrested Friday. WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports.
34 year old Annie Dookhan is facing two counts of obstruction of justice, felonies, which if found guilty could result in a 20 year prison term. Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said Dookhan’s alleged actions corrupted the criminal justice system and restoring public trust will take time.
The Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington, VT, previously at risk of losing millions of dollars in federal funding has had that funding restored after a passing inspection. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports…
The Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington was faced with a choice this month: fix deficiencies outlined by Vermont’s Division of Licensing and Protection, or lose all federal funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – or CMS. If the funding were cut, Vermont’s Finance Commissioner said the state would not be able to pick up the bill.
The Department of Veterans Affairs says it is making progress in reducing the number of homeless veterans in the country. But the critical need was evident at an event Friday in Springfield Massachusetts. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
Hundreds of veterans looking for help filed into a church social hall for an opportunity to speak with representatives from more than 60 agencies and programs, including health care providers, counseling services, and housing specialists. There were free meals and each could leave with a bag of clothes.
The Federal Centers For Disease Control has awarded a $2 million dollar grant for a wellness initiative in Springfield Massachusetts. WAMC”S Paul Tuthill reports
The money will fund several efforts designed to improve access to healthy food and physical activity. The Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club will expand its biking programs and rowing on the Connecticut River. Club president Jonathan Moss says they’ll partner with pediatricians who have patients that need to burn calories.
Vermont’s governor, state officials, the state’s Congressional delegation and the owners of the Jay Peak Ski Resort announced nearly 850-million dollars in economic development initiatives that will lead to at least five thousand jobs in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.