Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:29:47 GMT
Chittenden Solid Waste District general manager Tom Moreau says the chemical aminopyralid is the herbicide found in Green Mountain Compost that ruined up to five hundred gardens last year including his. "We'reMore >>
The herbicide likely came from hay that came to the compost through manure.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:23 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:23:32 GMT
For the first time in more than a year, we're hearing from the couple accused of brutally killing a popular St. Johnsbury teacher, Melissa Jenkins. Both Allen and Patricia Prue spoke in court today -More >>
For the first time in more than a year, we're hearing from the couple accused of brutally killing a popular St. Johnsbury teacher, Melissa Jenkins. Both Allen and Patricia Prue spoke in court today - requesting new attorneys. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:25 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:25:01 GMT
Voters across the state of New York headed to the polls on Tuesday to vote on their school districts budgets and elect school board members. For voters in Peru, NY the reaction to the proposed budget isMore >>
Voters across the state of New York headed to the polls on Tuesday to vote on their school districts budgets and elect school board members. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:10 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:10:06 GMT
South Burlington fire fighters say they had to close off some streets Tuesday to repair a gas leak. It happened around 2 on Hayes Avenue, as construction crews were working on a street project. FirefightersMore >>
South Burlington fire fighters say they had to close off some streets Tuesday to repair a gas leak.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:44 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:44:30 GMT
For more than two and half years we haven't heard much from police about the death of Pat O'Hagan. That changed Tuesday when we received these federal documents that connects Michael Norrie, 22, KeithMore >>
Even with confessions of three people regarding the death of Pat O'Hagan, state prosecutors say there isn't enough evidence to charge them. Instead, federal prosecutors are hoping to use that information to lock at least one of them behind bars for a longer time.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:32 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:32:47 GMT
Here's a timeline of events regarding Pat O'Hagan's death. On September 10, 2010, police say 78-year-old Pat O'Hagan was attacked and killed inside her Sheffield, Vt. home.The next day a friend reportedMore >>
Timeline of events regarding Pat O'Hagan's death.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:32 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:32:54 GMT
Vermont Restaurant Week donates $6,600 to Vermont Food Bank. A press release says the money will provide 19,800 meals for families throughout Vermont "The Vermont Food Bank is thrilled to again be theMore >>
Vermont Restaurant Week donates $6,600 to Vermont Foodbank.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:43 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:43:40 GMT
A judge denied Allen Prue's request for a new lawyer Tuesday. Earlier Tuesday, a judge also denied Patricia Prue, Allen's wife, a new lawyer. Patricia and Allen Prue are accused of strangling and beatingMore >>
A judge denied Allen Prue's request for a new lawyer Tuesday.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:22 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:22:01 GMT
If you're looking to help the victims of the deadly tornado in Oklahoma here are some resources: Red Cross You can also text REDCROSS to: 90999. Each text will donate $10 and will be charged to your phoneMore >>
If you're looking to help the victims of the deadly tornado in Oklahoma here are some resources. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:32 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:32:21 GMT
ABC World News With Diane Sawyer will be expanded to one hour Tuesday night. According to ABC News, the 1 hour telecast will provide information about the Oklahoma tornado. ABC22 will go on-air at 7:30More >>
Hospitals across the North Country are worried about what going over the fiscal cliff could mean for their patients and employees because of potentially dramatic cuts.
"What we're facing now down in Washington is some of the most horrific cuts I have ever seen in, I hate to say it, my forty year career in healthcare," Adirondack Health President and CEO Chandler Ralph said.
Adirondack Health, which is the name for numerous health facilities in the Tri-Lakes area, is joining with CVPH Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital to talk potential fiscal cliff health care cuts.
President of CVPH Stephens Mundy says he knows how close the cliff is and what it could mean to hospitals are after attending a meeting in Washington DC about health care and the cliff.
"It was very difficult to come back feeling anything but impending doom," Mundy said.
Many of the cuts talked about would be in medicare or medicaid which is how hospitals are paid for much of their services rendered.
"It's no longer can I tweak the system here or there. You have to take a scalpel to the services we deliver in our community," Ralph said.
It's not only services that are in jeopardy according to these hospitals but jobs At CVPH 61 percent of revenue is somehow paid to employees.
On the other side of the fiscal cliff hospitals in this region could face more $432 million in cuts over the next ten years and that could hurt some of the smallest, most rural facilities the most like Elizabethtown Community Hospital. The hospital has critical access designation, which means it is thirty five miles away from the nearest big facility.
It still offers primary care, chemotherapy and supports local health centers. But it projects that $400,000, or 2 percent of its budget, could be cut if things go wrong with the fiscal cliff.
"The cuts could impact any or all of those particular services," Elizabethtown Community Hospital spokesperson Jane Hooper said.
Fletcher Allen Health Care also released a statement on the fiscal cliff saying "across-the-board cuts will significantly compromise our ability as an academic medical center to care for the sickest, most vulnerable patients, maintain a strong research program, and train doctors to meet health care demands in."
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