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Shumlin names new Vt. mental health commissioner

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MONTPELIER, Vt. -

Vermont has a new mental health commissioner-- Paul Dupre of Barre.

Dupre currently runs Washington County Mental Health Services. He's also a former mayor of Barre.

Dupre takes the reins as the state mental health system turns a corner in its recovery from Tropical Storm Irene. The state hospital was destroyed and patients were displaced. But now work has begun on a new hospital in Berlin and other hospitals are caring for more mental health patients as part of the state's new community-based model of care.

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