Report: Fletcher Allen Cystic Fibrosis Center a national leader in quality care

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:39pm -- tim

Patients treated at the Vermont Cystic Fibrosis Center at Fletcher Allen Health Care and the University of Vermont are exceeding targets for lung function, nutrition and other key measures according to a national study that places the Center in the top ranks of 110 certified programs nationwide.

Burlington School District to deal with ongoing deficits, IRS problem

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:35pm -- tim

In advance of Wednesday night’s Burlington School Board Finance Committee Meeting, the School Board provides this FY15 budget process progress report in an effort to keep Burlingtonians well-informed of the Board’s efforts to prepare a new FY15 budget for a June 3 vote. The district is sorting out a recurring deficit issue exacerbated by a few years of underestimated expenses and a payroll tax issue that will likely result in penalties to be determined by the IRS.

Governor, AOT and Emergency Management officials review flooding

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:19pm -- tim

Coming off an all-night flood watch across the state that closed bridges and roadways, Governor Peter Shumlin today thanked Vermont’s state and local emergency and transportation crews for another difficult shift protecting Vermonters from a powerful weather event.

In addition, the governor warned that while flood waters are receding today in most regions, the water level on Lake Champlain will continue to rise in the coming days and weeks.