The state of inpatient mental health care in Vermont is in trouble. The former Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury was plagued by problems, including two suicides in 2003 that exposed safety and treatment deficiencies that put patients at risk. Soon after, the federal government decertified the hospital, costing the state $10 million a year in federal funding. Then came Tropical Storm Irene, dealing a fatal blow to the outdated facility.
Jeff Rothenberg is in charge of implementing a new era in mental health care in Vermont that is largely decentralized. The Vermont State Hospital is being replaced with the much smaller Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital that is still under construction in Berlin. Watch the video for more.
A grand opening celebration for the Highland Center for the Arts takes place with three days of free activities next weekend.
Dozens of speeding tickets were issued and a few arrests made during Click or Ticket enforcement in White River Junction. Extra troopers were brought in from New Haven, Shaftsbury, Rutland, and Westminster barracks to increase staffing. This patrol focused on enforcing the speed limit, seatbelt use, and ensuring motorists are driving hands-free when utilizing cell phones. 114 Total Tickets issued 52 Total Written Warnings issued 3 Total Arrests ( 1 DUI Arrest, 2 Crimin...
Two handcycle records are set. The 2014 Champ takes back his title and a Vermonter wins her third VCM.
New Hampshire authorities say three people were seriously injured in two all-terrain vehicle crashes in Coos County.
A year after a spring and summer marked by a high number of nuisance bear complaints, wildlife officials are encouraging people and bears to keep their distance from each other.
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department has announced that senior warden Rich Watkins of Wilmington is the state's game warden of the year.
It's been a busy holiday weekend for hikers in New Hampshire, and the Fish and Game conservation officers coming to their aid.
With the Vermont City Marathon, warmer weather, and the holiday weekend, the University of Vermont Medical Center's ER is busy, busy.