State unable to reach deal with Vt. senior care facility owner

Published: Dec. 12, 2018 at 5:38 PM EST
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The state was unable to strike a deal Wednesday with the embattled owner of four Vermont senior residential facilities.

Lawyers for Andrew White, who operates the Pillsbury facilities that house 200 residents in South Burlington and St. Albans, negotiated with the state Wednesday morning. But the parties eventually told Judge Mary Miles Teachout they couldn't reach a deal.

The state is seeking permanent receivership of the facilities after a temporary receivership was granted last month. The state received complaints of food insecurity, unpaid bills and rent checks not being cashed at the senior homes.

White is fighting to retain ownership of the facilities.