Author: Ian Lord

Documentary reveals struggle to help victims

ST. ALBANS — If there was ever a sign that the St. Albans community cared about drug addiction issues, it was the full house Saturday night at the BFA Performing Arts Center for the premier of “The Hungry Heart.”Bess O’Brien’s documentary, set in St. Albans and Franklin County, drove home the issue of opiate addiction and the many consequences for area’s young people who get wrapped up in the world of substance abuse. O’Brien couldn’t have been more pleased with the turnout at Saturday’s kickoff of the film’s statewide tour.“I thought it was great,” she said after the show....

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Health care reform obligations nearing

ST. ALBANS — Whether people like it or not, health care reform is coming and local organizations are trying to get a handle on the many questions that come with the change. Wednesday night at City Hall in St. Albans, new FCCC Executive Director David Southwick answered questions from about 25 people who wondered how individuals, families and small businesses will navigate the changes. Southwick and Lisamarie Charlesworth, executive assistant to the director at FCCC, have been trained as “navigators,” and are thereby qualified to assist those exploring the Vermont Health Connect exchange. As one of the first states...

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Facing the drug threat

ST. ALBANS — As a morning-long drug sweep wound down Tuesday, the Vermont State Police barracks was filled with the activity of about 80 law enforcement officers celebrating their efforts and congratulating each other for the operation’s success. Law Enforcement officials Tuesday lauded the collaborative effort in a multi-agency drug sweep that netted 37 arrests of alleged drug dealers in Franklin and Grand Isle counties. About 13 suspects were still at large, as of this morning, and officials are seeking the public’s help asking any information that could lead to additional arrests. St. Albans City Police Chief Gary Taylor...

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County drug sting targets 50

ST. ALBANS — Fifty area drug suspects were targeted for arrest today as part of a huge law enforcement raid being referred to by authorities as Operation Northern Lights. Vermont State Police Public Information Officer Stephanie Dasaro said the operation was another in a series of large arrest sweeps in Vermont employing approximately 80 law enforcement officers. The about 50 individuals were targeted for arrest for the alleged distribution and sale of illicit drugs in the area. As of press time this morning, about 12 suspects had been apprehended and processed, according to Lt. John Flannigan, commanding officer of...

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Town releases police study

ST. ALBANS — The Town of St. Albans has released a study conducted by the Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLTC) to determine the municipality’s law enforcement needs. After awarding the town’s law enforcement coverage contract to the St. Albans City Police Department in 2011, town officials late this year will face the decision of whether to stay with the current police coverage or look at other options. The review, conducted by VLCT analyst and former Williston Police Chief Doug Hoyt, is the first step the town is taking to implement a new law enforcement contract. Town Manager...

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Dr Susan Carol, NMC, VT
2017 United Way of Northwest Vermont Resource Directory
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