In Northfield, residents have formed a new group to celebrate and promote their community. Members of the group known as GO Northfield want to improve
communication between the municipality and the public.
Bernie Sanders wants to dramatically increase funding for community health
centers across the county. His plan is being strongly supported by the Obama Administration and is included in the Senate’s overall health care reform bill.
Senator Bernie Sanders has proposed expanding community health centers as a step toward national health care reform; during town meeting next week, one central Vermont town will vote whether to reopen a small hydroelectric dam;
As some general stores struggle to stay open, communities are finding creative ways to keep them operating. Bob Kinzel provides an update on what the federal stimulus package could mean for Vermont. And Middlebury College student Alexander Manshel reports on Al Sharpton’s recent visit to campus.
Community Health Centers are an important piece of the state’s health care
puzzle. On the next Vermont Edition, we’ll talk about
how these centers operate. Also, an interview with one of
the state’s top college professors and we’ll learn about an art
exhibit in Stowe featuring the work of one of Mexico’s
best known painters.
Blair, Vermont Director of
Public Policy for the Bi-State Primary Care Association and Dr. John Matthew, Executive
Director of the Health Center
in Plainfield speak with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about the
services provided by community health centers in Vermont
The House has begun debating an expansion of the Catamount
Health subsidized insurance program; abundant and frequent snow this winter has
been welcome in the business offices of Vermont’s ski resorts; a new community
center has opened in the city of Winooski, after five years of planning.
Real estate developers are criticizing a housing bill that they say will make
projects more expensive. The
Legislature is expected to debate the bill when it returns from its Town
Meeting break. But some in the business community say it’s better to let the
bill die, rather than pass it in its current form.