Mosquitoes and the diseases they spread are on topic this week.
The Vt. Health Department and the Vt. Agriculture Agency are holding meetings this month about mosquito control and diseases like West Nile and Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).
Two Vermonters died from EEE this summer.
Officials say the meetings will review actions taken this year against mosquitoes, including aerial spraying, and discuss plans for next year.
In Whiting, one of the towns sprayed with pesticides, Town Clerk Grace Simonds says she's looking forward to the meeting but wished the information was available before the community lost two of its members.
"I think it's great. I just wish that they had done more at the time that Scott was sick and with Mr. Breen, too," Simonds said.
Friday, April 18 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:59:13 GMT
Vt. State Police say a small plane has crashed on Interstate 89 north in Highgate. A state airport official confirms that a single-engine aerobatic plane was in the vicinity of the Franklin County StateMore >>
Officials say a single-engine aerobatic plane was practicing when its engine failed. The pilot parachuted to safety.More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:02:32 GMT
A sugaring season was cut short in Swanton overnight after a shed caught fire. Fire officials tell us they got the call around 1:30 a.m. Friday for the sugarhouse fire on Woods Hill Road. They say theMore >>
Sugaring season was cut short in Swanton early Friday morning after a shed caught fire. More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:36:37 GMT
New York lawmakers are engaging the public in the fight against the rise of opiate addiction. The state Senate has created a task force to hear from law enforcement, health care, social service and educationMore >>
New York lawmakers are engaging the public in the fight against the rise of opiate addiction.More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:04:26 GMT
This week, the first line of emergency responders are being recognized for their work. National Telecommunicators Week ends Saturday. It's a national week honoring the men and women who work around-the-clockMore >>
This week, the first line of emergency responders are being recognized for their work.More >>